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Stamp auction - 27 November 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 27 November 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 149 - World Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS FAM 17 first flight covers to Europe onto Burma, 1946-53 Official mainly cacheted covers with attractive frankings from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Iraq & Burma, flights incl. Vienna to Gander, Brussels, Ankara to New York, Gander & Karachi, Istanbul to Calcutta & Tokyo, Basra to Boston, London, Damascus, Istanbul, Rangoon to Delhi, Karachi, Basra, Beirut & Istanbul etc. (32) £60 to 75 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
19/20thC assembly, N. Guinea 1d 1934 Bird of Paradise, G.E.A o/p 12c, 25c front reg. TANGA, other Ceylon, N. Zealand, London F.S underpaid postcard, Seychelles, Solomons, Malaya, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Tonga and Turks Is, 1941 US Patriotic cover, retour mark and censored from Egypt. To view. (16) £180 to 220 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900-50's range of 28 covers, all with a connection with Thomas Cook the travel agents, covers to or from T. Cook incl. War Time Censored Mail, 1942 Undercover Address, Airmails, Printed envelopes, registered mail, 1902 multi franked reg cover from Russia to London etc. £40 to 60 £130.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIRMAILS 1941 Pan-Am Airways first flight covers (17) 6th -16th Dec from San Juan/Lagos, Port of Spain/ Leopoldville, (2 virtually identical covers), Belem/Bathurst, another but unusually addressed to destination and Belem cachet in error, Bathurst/Lagos addressed to destination, Bathurst/Port of Spain, San Juan, Lagos/Belem, Natal, San Juan Leopoldville/Miami, Lagos, Natal, San Juan, various frankings from USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Gambia, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, appropriate Airmail marks/cachets & back stamps. £70 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COVERS 20thC good group of KGV & KGVI covers - much interest in all areas, Aden, India, Airmails, 1924 Mt Everest Expedition PPC's (2), Gold Coast, other British Africa, Western Samoa with R.L. Stevenson set, covers & M stamps, Palestine etc. Viewing strongly recommended. (60+) £100 to 120 £410.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH WEST INDIES 1914 reg. 2d envelope with 2½d SHIP tied HAMILTON/BERMUDA wavy line machine cancel to Germany, 1912 St. Lucia reg. OHMS cover to USA, KEVII 2½d pair tied CASTRIES c.d.s, with 1944 3½d franking, censored cover to New York, 1914 British Virgin Islands scarce photo card to Belgium, written Tortola, KGV 1d tied ROADTOWN, TORTOLA c.d.s. (4) £70 to 80 £70.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
FOREIGN COVERS 20thC group incl. WWII reg. Brazzaville to Durham sent Airmail with 4 vals, USA card of 1st Trans-Atlantic Virgin Hot Air Balloon, S. America 8 val franking Argentina to Latvia, 1937 Liberia Airmail triangulars to USA, USA 1st flight FAM10 Fr. Guiana - Rio, 1930 1st Eastward Voyage Europa - N.Y - Bremen, pages of material to view incl. pair WWII GB Polish Forces PPC's. (38) £50 to 65 £90.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MALTA & CYPRUS 1908 letter from Sicily to Malta with 2c cancelled CATANIA, underpaid with ½p in circle T mark and reverse MALTA c.d.s, Italian mark AVVISO DI PASSAGGIO in large letter, 1919 reg. 2d envelope + 1½d franking cancelled COSPICUA/MALTA, 1948 FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED, CROWN SECURED LABELS with Valletta cancels, CYPRUS 1945, UNIT CENSOR marked cover, F.P.O No.12 to India. (4) £80 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
MILITARY MAIL a fascinating, well documented collection of covers, cards and ephemera relating mainly to Allied Forces in action during WWII, particularly the Middle East. Much censored mail with a wealth of postal markings and cachets. items from Algiers, Egypt, Morocco, Air Letters, many Airgraphs. Items include a cover (1941) with 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachet, delivered during the Siege of Tobruk. A group of 1942 covers posted through HMS Seahawk. Items tied to famous battles, some Polish Forces in Great Britain covers mail from Ceylon, USA, South Africa + more. Ephemera incl. RAF greetings cards, photos, telegrams, some WWI items incl. postcard and cover from Stobs Camp, Hawick. There is much useful documentation with articles from the Forces Postal History Soc, Germania, TPO & Seapost Soc + much more with an impressive display. Approx 63 cover, cards + leaflets, ephemera photos, magazines etc. £200 to 250 £240.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
SCANDINAVIA 1930-68 first flight covers (40) incl. DENMARK ABA 1930 May 15th first night flight Copenhagen - Stockholm special cover, franked 25o Air, NAFILA flight 1935 Aug 12th Naskow - Copenhagen with cachet, British Airways first night flight 1936 July 27th Copenhagen - London with cachet, ABA/Air France 1938 June 1st first direct flight Copenhagen - Paris, FINLAND 1946 Oct 6th Acceptance for KLM Amsterdam - Johannesburg illustrated cover with cachet, NORWAY DNLO 1939 June 1st Bergen - Oslo with cachet, SWEDEN 1960 June 1st BEA Comet flight Stockholm - London Official cover with company b/stamp etc. £80 to 100 £105.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
WEST INDIES 1926-32 range of first flight covers (10) from Dominican Republic (3) incl. West Indian Aerial Express, 1928 Feb 28th Santo Domingo - Santiago, Cuba with cachet, PAA 1929 Jan 9th Santo Domingo-Miami special cover illustrated on reverse, HAITI (7) incl. 1926 April 19th Port au Prince-Port de Paix, 1930 Nov 29th PAA Port au Prince-Kingston, Jamaica with cachet (only 98 flown) £80 to 95 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WORLD COVERS & CARDS majority pre-war with strength in Europe. Austria with early 20thC Packetkartes, France - a good mixture with WWII German Occ. censored, Bohemia & Moravia 1943 stampless reg. 'To Pay' cover from Prag to the V2 Experimental Rocket Site at Peenemund Usedam. E. Europe with interesting postal use, Rumania Consular Mail, Italy, Spain, worth checking. Good range of Turkey with hard to find postal stationery. More items - make for a good lot for collector or re-sale. (54) £100 to 120 £170.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WORLD COVERS (181) incl. many European incl. Germany, France, Netherlands, Scandinavia, stampless local New York commercial EL's etc. Mixed condition. £60 to 85 £64.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII CENSORED mainly Military mail. 1942-44 covers & cards from USA troops in the Middle East incl. five PPC's from Algeria & Morocco, censored mail from Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, GB incl. RAF censored unused letter sheets + airgraphs. One WWI cover from Stockholm + more worth further research. (33) £60 to 75 £76.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1940-43 fine, well documented & displayed collection of covers, cards, photos & ephemera depicting the development of this part of the War. Scarce German feldpost covers from members of the Afrika Korps + postcards - two featuring Rommel. Ephemera e.g. Safe Conduct Pass, British original sheet music for Lilli Marlene, Afrika Korps stamps with Mi.5A, B unused + forgery, British, American, French & Italian mail with P.O.W covers + more. Unusual items - 1943 cover from Switzerland to a Mr Percival at Bletchley Park, England, censored in Berlin & re-sealed. Mr Percival, a now well-known operative at the top secret Enigma base - see connection to Afrika Korps HQ Tunisia. Lots of historical material rarely seen & identified as in this collection. Approx 91 covers, cards + ephemera incl. Airgraphs, sheet music, Xmas programs + WWII Africa Star Medal. £350 to 450 £350.00
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