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Stamp auction - 4 February 2016 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 4 February 2016. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 152 - World Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
1908-37 ESPERANTO CARDS showing a multitude of adhesives, three sent around the world, one sent around Europe, all with appropriate pmks. (4) £50 to 70 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
ACCUMULATION of 300 covers - all periods of foreign & Commonwealth generally priced in the £3 - £10 region. Useful lot with good re-sale potential. £150 to 200 £220.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
AIRGRAPH GROUP - unused Airgraph Forms (6), 5x Airgraphs mounted & written up, another 12 loose, 3 U.S Army V Mails incl. delivery envelopes, Standard Reference Work 'AIRGRAPHS' by E. H. Keeton. £20 to 30 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
B.W.I METER FRANKING MACHINES 1946-48 two covers of the Neopost machine No. 3 of Jamaica & No. 15 of Barbados, three covers to GB, plus three more covers from Trinidad to GB, used by T. Geddes Grant Ltd with multiple franks to make up registration rate. Attractive group. £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH 19th/20thC assembly with all areas British Africa, Sudan, East & South Africa, Rhodesia & Nyasaland, Falkland Islands, reg. 1935 Silver Jubilee cover, Dependencies, North Borneo 1909 'MEMPAKUL' c.d.s. on 3c postal stationery card, another 1c used, another 3c card with 'KUDAT' pmk, Sarawak, Sibu cover to Singapore, s/line Belaga mark, another 8c cover UPU with boxed PAQUEBOT. Many items worth checking, some damage, interesting Malta, St. Helena etc. with some loose stamps. (137) £140 to 180 £520.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH SOUTH AMERICAN AIRWAYS 'B.S.A.A' 1946-49 small collection of flown covers (21) with attractive mixed or multiple frankings from Argentina - UK, Uruguay - UK, Chile - UK, Uruguay - Scotland, Jamaica - UK (boxed first flight cachet), Argentina - Germany, Argentina - Holland, Chile - Italy, Chile - Germany, all superbly written up on leaves in protectors, accompanied by ephemera incl. route map & timetable, passenger tariff, PPC's of Avro Tudor IV & Avro Lancastrian 3 etc. Nice lot, plus a booklet containing a further range of South American Airmail covers (22 not written up). £100 to 130 £230.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRITISH WEST INDIES 20thC mainly large group of covers, PPC's, postal stationery & fronts, much postmark interest with all Colonies represented, WWII censors, labels & marks. Noted Jamaica circle 'GIBRALTAR CAMP' cachet, B. Guiana 1939 Pinkus Expedition illustrated cover, first flight covers of Bahamas, Trinidad, early Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Vincent to check. 1812 Packet Letter written St. Christopher to London, various Maritime cachets - close examination is worthwhile, some damage here & there. (130+) £220 to 230 £420.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
EUROPE early to modern range of covers from Belgium (46), Denmark (82), France (32), Greece (23), Liechtenstein (4), Italy (36), Spain (43) & Sweden (16) Total of 262. £40 to 60 £46.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
FIRST FLIGHT OR FLIGHT COVERS from around the world. Collection of 248 covers from Aden to Virgin Islands incl. Argentina 1929 Ficarelli flight Buenos Aires - Paosadas (162 flown), Belgian Congo 1940 censored flown cover Elizabethville - London endorsed 'Via Imperial Airways' - scarce. Bolivia 1935 Panagra La Paz - New York with cachet, British Honduras 1929 PAA Belize - Mamagna with cachet (only 25 flown), Gold Coast 1937 Elder Colonial Airways Accra - Lagos with cachet. Haiti 1930 PAA Port Au Prince - Kingston with cachet (98 flown). Honduras 1927 attempted flight Tegucigalpa - Yuscarna with special vignette, cover initialled by the pilot E. M. Haight. Iceland 1939 Glider flight Sandskeid - Reykjavik - signed. Japan 1929 Air Transport Tokyo - Fukuoka with cachet. Lithuania 1938 Los Kaunas - Wino with cachet (65 flown). Midway Island 1940 Pan-Am Midway - San Francisco postmarked Honolulu 30ct rate, Midway Island cachet - scarce. Mozambique 1937 first mail by Imperial Airways Flying Boat Service Beira - Lourenco Marques. Russia 1924 Moscow - Teheran with cachet etc. Excellent lot, well worth viewing (full list available). £700 to 850 £920.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
FLIGHTS, AIRCRAFT etc. postcards & photographs incl. 44 postcards ranging from early to modern aircraft incl. Tucks, Imperial Airways cards, 3 sets of Press photographs of the Doret & Michelleti flight (interrupted flight) Paris - Tokyo May 1937. (76) £30 to 40 £66.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISCELLANEOUS FIRST FLIGHT COVERS collection written up in album of airmail covers, mainly first flights incl. Australia - Qantas 1st second class mail flight Sydney - London newspaper 1½d wrapper with special vignette, Azores - cover flown by RAF Dakota London - RAF Lajes, Azores 8.7.44 test letter from London with certified arrival & RAF P.O 004 circular d/stamp, also letter enclosure from the Assistant Director of Mails requesting return of the letter. Belgium 1934 Waller & Franchomme flight Brussels - Leopoldville - Brussels with cachet (also photograph), China 1937 CNAC/PAA Shanghai - San Francisco special cover on to England with cachets, Cuba 1943 Transatlantic Diplomatic Airmail Havana - London DB cachet, Ireland 1928 Acceptance for Imperial Airways experimental flying boat flight Liverpool - Belfast with copy letter certifying it was flown (scarce). Gold Coast 1939 Elder Colonial Airways Takoradi - Lagos (scarce), Hong Kong 1936 CNAC Hong Kong - Canton, Italy 1917 experimental flight Naples - Palermo, Mozambique 1935 Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways Beira - Blantyre with cachet, another but carried on to Tete by native runner etc. Attractive & interesting lot. (45) £350 to 400 £470.00
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
PACIFIC ISLANDS covers & PPC's 1940's-later group. Pitcairn Islands 1940 set on six covers incl. four 6d reg rate, 1940 UPU illustrated FDC's, 1967 Bi-Cent (2), Norfolk Islands incl. 1966 Official Post frank, also Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Gilbert Islands & Western Samoa, Papua & New Guinea covers (35) and a good range of cancels - all identified. (80 covers + pmks) £60 to 80 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SHOE BOX containing a quantity of covers mostly airmails/first flights etc. Also 4 British PO's Abroad - Salonica & Constantinople. Airmails incl. 1930's Tanganyika, 1930's USA, 1970's New Zealand, 1950's Pakistan, 1950's Mauritius & many more to view. (179) £130 to 160 £220.00
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