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Empire Stamp Auctions

Postal auction closing: May 26th 2017

                                                                              

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Lot no.: 1Country: ADEN
1885-91 1/4a + 1/4a red-brown on buff (folded type) postal stationery reply postcard addressed to Switzerland (genuine use with long message) bearing additional Indian 9p adhesive tied by squared circle ADEN cancels dated NO.6.95 with AARBERG arrival. The return section is intact and unused but the reverse side has a bad thin at right edge. H&G 5.
Estimate: £95

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12332
Lot no.: 2Country: ADEN
1894 (MR.22.) use of Indian TWO ANNAS AND SIX PIES surcharge on 4a6p yellow orange postal stationery envelope (H&G 5) addressed to USA and uprated with additional Indian 2a6p green adhesive tied by squared circle ADEN cancels. LONDON transit b/s.
Estimate: £85

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12333
Lot no.: 3Country: ADEN
1902 1/4a brown on buff postal stationery postcard addressed to Germany (genuine use) bearing additional India 3p grey and 1/2a green adhesives each tied by ADEN cds's dated 9.APR.04. MUENCHEN arrival. A scarce use of this stationery in Aden. H&G 15.
Estimate: £115

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14859
Lot no.: 4Country: ADEN
1937 (NOV.9.) registered cover to UK bearing the 'Coronation' trio tied by individual KHORMAKSAR cds's. A scarcer use from here.
Estimate: £45

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8124
Lot no.: 5Country: AITUTAKI
1912 (NO.25.) cover addressed to Australia bearing 2 1/2d adhesive of New Zealand overprinted AITUTAKI in red and cancelled by AITUTAKI cds with SYDNEY arrival b/s.
Estimate: £135

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10321
Lot no.: 6Country: AITUTAKI
1913 (FE.2.) registered cover addressed to UK bearing New Zealand 1/2d 'Marshall' in two strips of three and an additional single all overprinted AITUTAKI/AVA PENE' in red and tied by AITUTAKI/NZ cds's in black. Blue on white perforated 'R/46' blank registered label at left struck by a further AITUTAKI/NZ strike but in red ink and without date or year slugs.
Estimate: £120

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15018
Lot no.: 7Country: AITUTAKI
1913 (JUL.15.) registered (Marsh) cover addressed to UK bearing the 1/2d to 1/- adhesives (SG 1-3 + 5-7) tied by AITUTAKI cds's in black with blue on white blank type 'R/42' registered label applied cancelled AITUTAKI in red. A scarce multiple franking.
Estimate: £285

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13070
Lot no.: 8Country: ANGUILLA
1930 (JA.4.) registered (Marshall) cover addressed to UK bearing 1/- black on 'emerald' paper struck by lovely central ANGUILLA/VALLEY cds.
Estimate: £75

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8755
Lot no.: 9Country: ANGUILLA
1930 (FE.24.) first flight cover addressed to Martinique bearing St.Kitts 6d and 1/- adhesives each cancelled ANGUILLA/VALLEY cds's with ST.KITTS transit strike below 3 days later. ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA and PORT OF SPAIN transit b/s's having been carried on the Nybra flight from Trinidad on the 8th. The cover was not delivered and was returned with black boxed RETOUR/A L'ENVOYEUR h/s applied. Very scarce use at Anguilla Valley.
Estimate: £300

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14076
Lot no.: 10Country: ANGUILLA
1967 $2.50 'Map Of Anguilla' adhesive overprinted 'Independent/Anguilla' in black tied to airmail piece by complete ANGUILLA/VALLEY cds dated OC.13.67. Very scarce stamp. SG 15.
Estimate: £385

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8602
Lot no.: 11Country: ANGUILLA
1969 'Expiration Of Interim Agreement on Status' series of 15 values complete to the $5 each overprinted INDEPENDENCE/JANUARY 1969 in unmounted mint condition. These stamps were issued during the conflict of Independence and at that time the country was outside the British Commonwealth. Due to this fact these stamps were not listed by SG until very recently when the set to the 40c was listed (SG52a-52j). Why the top values didn't receive listing is unsure. An interesting period of Anguilla's postal history.
Estimate: £45

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14646
Lot no.: 12Country: ANTIGUA
1841 outer wrapper addressed to the Rev John Beecham in the UK rated '1/-' in manuscript on the front and struck by small ANTIGUA fleuron handstamp on reverse dated JA.2.41. The last digit in the year slug being unchanged and is still reading '0' of the previous year. Proud type PS16.
Estimate: £150

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14884
Lot no.: 13Country: ANTIGUA
1862 6d (SG type 1) 'Perkins Bacon' PLATE PROOF printed in black on toned woved paper.
Estimate: £150

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14883
Lot no.: 14Country: ANTIGUA
1862 6d (SG type 1) 'Perkins Bacon' PLATE PROOF printed in black on thick card with DEFACED HEAD by white cross.
Estimate: £120

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14647
Lot no.: 15Country: ANTIGUA
1870 2d dark blue and blue STAMP DUTY adhesive in a fine mint bottom corner marginal strip of five showing PLATE 38 in left margin. Barefoot and Hall 2.
Estimate: £55

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14648
Lot no.: 16Country: ANTIGUA
1872 6d blue green (perf 12 1/2 issue) showing the variety WATERMARK REVERSED and cancelled by scarcer 'A 18' duplex used at ENGLISH HARBOUR. SG 15x.
Estimate: £35

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14882
Lot no.: 17Country: ANTIGUA
1909 'Perkins Bacon' reprinted PROOF of the 'C. Jeens' head (SG type 1) in black on thin cream card. (20x53mm).
Estimate: £120

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14881
Lot no.: 18Country: ANTIGUA
1909 'Perkins Bacon' reprinted PROOF of the 'C. Jeens' head (SG type 1) in indigo on thin cream card with circular line surrounding. (55x28mm).
Estimate: £175

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14649
Lot no.: 19Country: ANTIGUA
1938 1 1/2d brown on greyish postal stationery envelope of Leeward Islands (153x90mm) with black interior addressed to Basseterre in St.Kitts and tied by ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA cds dated MR.10.43. with P.C.90/OPENED BY/EXAMINER B/100 label applied on arrival with unrecorded '51-9912 G.W.D.' imprint and tied by ST.KITTS cds of 17.MR.43 on reverse side. The label being unrecorded in this type with imprint. A very rare use of this 'KGVI' stationery which is again unrecorded by H&G.
Estimate: £500

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14650
Lot no.: 20Country: ANTIGUA
1939 (DE.5.) cover addressed to USA bearing Leeward 2 1/2d 'key plate' issue tied by OLD ROAD/ ANTIGUA cds and with manila censor strip at left tied on the reverse by circular crowned ANTIGUA/PASSED BY CENSOR h/s (Little type S1) with '2' censor applied across label in blue crayon. A scarce early censor cover from Old Road.
Estimate: £120

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14827
Lot no.: 21Country: ANTIGUA
1942 (AU.3.) long commercial cover addressed to USA bearing 1 1/2d and 1/- Leeward Island 'key plate' adhesives tied by ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA cds with scarce black on white 'British' type P.C.90/OPENED BY/EXAMINER 4113 censor label at left with 'B 12' inserted in manuscript. This should have been 'B 112'. Identified by Little as having been used in Antigua. Little type L4.
Estimate: £50

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14651
Lot no.: 22Country: ASCENSION
1910 (APR.13.) use of picture postcard addressed to UK depicting 'The Eastern Telegraph Company's Station and Quarters Ascension' bearing GB 1d adhesive tied by part ASCENSION cds.
Estimate: £120

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7344
Lot no.: 23Country: ASCENSION
1913 (Fe.27) cover addressed to UK bearing GB1 1 /2d red-brown adhesive (SG Z41) tied by ASCENSION cds with triangular S.W/5 h/s applied on front on arrival.
Estimate: £265

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9937
Lot no.: 24Country: ASCENSION
GB USED IN - 1913 (JA.27) use of picture p'card to Belgium depicting 'Sanatorium for South Atlantic, Ascension' & bearing 'GV' 1d scarlet tied by ASCENSION cds with 'B' date slug. SG Z40.
Estimate: £150

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12221
Lot no.: 25Country: ASCENSION
1916 (OC.19.) 'Ewens' cover addressed to UK bearing 'GB' 5d brown tied by superb ASCENSION s/r cds with blue straight lined CENSORED handstamp at left initialled in red manuscript above. A scarce franking. SG Z46.
Estimate: £485

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15021
Lot no.: 26Country: ASCENSION
1931 (SP.7.) registered cover addressed to USA bearing the 1922 1/2d to 3d adhesives (SG 1-5) tied by oval REGISTERED/ASCENSION cancels. The 2d affected with blue crayon mark from registration. These are difficult stamps to find on cover.
Estimate: £265

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14652
Lot no.: 27Country: ASCENSION
1934 (MY.15.) cover addressed to USA (light creasing at lower left) bearing the 3d 'Badge Of Colony' issue (SG 14) tied by ASCENSION cds.
Estimate: £85

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13591
Lot no.: 28Country: ASCENSION
1940 (JA.25.) cover addressed to UK (ex small part of reverse flap) bearing the scarce 3d (SG 42) tied by ASCENSION cds and struck at the lower left by the rare black two lined PASSED/BY CENSOR h/s (WASC type 2) in use for only 4 months.
Estimate: £285

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14653
Lot no.: 29Country: ASCENSION
1963 10/6d black on buff complete BOOKLET with seal still intact. SG SB1.
Estimate: £50

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14654
Lot no.: 30Country: AUSTRALIA - (New South Wales)
1894 6d violet red on cream NEW SOUTH WALES POST AND TELEGRAPHS form in fine unused conditon handstamped SPECIMEN in black. Very scarce. H&G 1.
Estimate: £175

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14828
Lot no.: 31Country: AUSTRALIA - (New South Wales)
1871 1/- (SG type 38) IMPERFORATED PLATE PROOF top marginal pair printed in the un-issued colour of green on unwatermarked gummed paper.
Estimate: £180

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14657
Lot no.: 32Country: AUSTRALIA
1900 (FE.7.) cover addressed to New South Wales in Australia bearing 'GB' QV 1d lilac strip of three tied by BRITISH POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY P.O. S.AFRICA cds's and with SYDNEY transit and ROCKDALE/NSW arrival b/s's. A scarcer Boer War use by one of the New South Wales Contingents.
Estimate: £150

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12252
Lot no.: 33Country: AUSTRALIA
1916 1d red on cream 'Military Envelope' in fine unused condition. Very scarce. H&G 1
Estimate: £225

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14655
Lot no.: 34Country: AUSTRALIA
1916 1d red on cream 'Military Envelope' in fine unused condition with 'Australian Imperial Force, Abroad' at bottom and with head struck below the top line of heading. (27mm line variation). H&G 2.
Estimate: £150

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14656
Lot no.: 35Country: AUSTRALIA
1918 1d red on cream 'Military Envelope' in fine unused condition with 'A.I.F.Abroad' at bottom and with head struck below the top line of heading. (27mm line variation). H&G 4.
Estimate: £150

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14660
Lot no.: 36Country: AUSTRALIA
1918 1d carmine (head) issue on bluish paper postal stationery envelope (230x105mm) pre-printed ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE for use by the 'Education Department of Melbourne'. The cover is addressed locally and the pre-printed stamp is engraved with 'OS' for official use and cancelled by weak MELBOURNE cds. A rare envelope not recorded by Brusden White.
Estimate: £150

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14658
Lot no.: 37Country: AUSTRALIA
1931 (SEP.8.) cover addressed locally to Hobart bearing 1/2d orange 'head' adhesive pair tied by HOBART/TAS-CONVERSION/LOAN/NOW OPEN slogan strike and struck at lower left by large violet circular ART, ANTIQUE AND HISTORICAL EXHIBITION/HOBART 1931 h/s stating the cover was posted at the exhibition in the original bag that the people of Hobart dispatched their letters in.
Estimate: £40

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14659
Lot no.: 38Country: AUSTRALIA
1949 (MY.25.) cover addressed locally bearing 1 1/2d adhesive tied by TIBOOBURRA/NSW cds and struck by violet two lined EMERGENCY AIRMAILS/SILVER CITY AIRWAYS on pre-printed FLOOD RELIEF/AIRMAIL SERVICE envelope.
Estimate: £30

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9805
Lot no.: 39Country: BAHAMAS
1803 outer wrapper addressed to 'Rev Dr Morrice' in UK rated '1/8d' in manuscript and struck by crowned oval SHIP LETTER/DOVER h/s. The interior marked as 'letter No.4' eminating from a 'D.W.Rose' at Bahamas on January 4th 1803. A rare early cover.
Estimate: £225

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8085
Lot no.: 40Country: BAHAMAS
1859-60 1d dull lake IMPERFORATE marginal vertical pair printed on a medium thick paper and with much original gum taken from the unused remainders. SG type 1. Very scarce.
Estimate: £350

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8757
Lot no.: 41Country: BAHAMAS
1871 (NO.13.) cover addressed to USA (a few faults at left edge from opening) bearing a fine pair of the chalon 4d dull rose (SG 27) cancelled by 'A 05' duplex. BAHAMAS double arc b/s with 'O' coding and '6' rate mark applied to front with NEW YORK arrival b/s. A scarce double rate cover.
Estimate: £385

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15020
Lot no.: 42Country: BAHAMAS
1917 (FEB.28.) registered cover addressed to USA bearing the 2/- black and blue 'Staircase' issue tied by NASSAU/BAHAMAS cds. A scarcer 'single franking' stamp on cover.
Estimate: £85

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14888
Lot no.: 43Country: BAHAMAS
1921 (MAR.29.) registered cover written from Marsh Harbour addressed to USA bearing 1d red strip of three tied NASSAU/BAHAMAS and with scarce black oval REGISTERED/No. handstamp at left. Proud type R4 in use just 3 months.
Estimate: £120

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15022
Lot no.: 44Country: BAHAMAS
1930 (APR.12.) cover addressed to USA bearing 1d 'Tercentenary' adhesive tied by UNITED FRUIT COMPANY/ S/S SIXAOLA/STEAMSHIP SERVICE cancel.
Estimate: £50

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9945
Lot no.: 45Country: BAHAMAS
1932 stampless use of 'Governor Bahamas' crested envelope to UK struck on front by scarce oval d/r GOVERNMENT HOUSE/BAHAMAS h/s dated 21.JU.1932 with NASSAU/BAHAMAS type PD2-SG CC2). A scarce use of this crowned circle strike on official origin mail.
Estimate: £220

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12224
Lot no.: 46Country: BAHAMAS
1938 (circa) 5 sk, 10sk, 25sk and 50sk ATLANTIS adhesives each in IMPERFORATE examples These 'cinderella' stamps often found used in conjunction with Bahamas covers around this period.
Estimate: £40

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8844
Lot no.: 47Country: BAHAMAS
1939 (APR.17.) use of 'GV' 3d red on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) addressed to UK (H&G 3a). The envelope has been opened on three sides and has some edge faults and light tone spots but has been struck on the front and reverse by two magnificent strikes of the rare ALICE TOWN ELEU/BAHAMAS handstamp in violet ink. Proud type D2. A very rare sub office cancel.
Estimate: £350

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2395
2395
Lot no.: 48Country: BAHAMAS
1942 (DEC.16.) cover addressed to USA bearing 'Columbus' 1/2d and 2 1/2d adhesives tied by NASSAU/ BAHAMAS cds with black on white P.C.90/OPENED BY EXAMINER/G/135 censor label at left. Marked in manuscript 'App for export' counter struck before sending by rare violet ringed CU-TOA-HOUSE/ NASSAY N.P. handstamp used by censor. Very rare and one of just a handful recorded.
Estimate: £250

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9319
Lot no.: 49Country: BAHRAIN
1932 (OCT.17.) inward Indian illustrated TATA SONS LTD first flight cover bearing 3a6p and 8a 'air' adhesive tied by MOUNT ROAD cds with boxed MADRAS-KARACHI/FIRST AIRMAIL h/s on reverse and BAHRAIN arrival cds dated 4.OCT.32. A rare cover on this onward first flight.
Estimate: £225

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8138
Lot no.: 50Country: BAHRAIN
1952 (JA.19.) cover addressed to UK (surface creases and ex part of reverse flap) bearing KGVI 6a on 6d overprinted adhesive tied by FIELD POST OFFICE/518 cds.
Estimate: £75

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4224
Lot no.: 51Country: BAHRAIN
1958 (AU.9.) airmail cover addressed to UK bearing Bahrain 12np on 2d adhesive with 15np on 2 1/2d 'Jamboree' adhesive tied in combination with Qatar 3np on 1/2d (x2) and 1np on 5d (x7) by ALIWAL/BAHRAIN cds's. A very scarce use of these Qatar adhesives in Bahrain.
Estimate: £350

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8057
Lot no.: 52Country: BAHRAIN
1960 (SP.19.) cover addressed to USA bearing 1np on 5d single and block of four (SG 102) tied in combination with the 'Shaikh Sulman Bib Hamed al-Khalifa' 5np issue pair by BAHRAIN cds's. A scarce combination use.
Estimate: £120

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7238
Lot no.: 53Country: BAHRAIN
1961 40np red on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) depicting Sheik Sulman Bin Hamad Al Khalifah in unused condition but with the head DEFACED BY TWO BLACK BARS (21mm setting).
Estimate: £450

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14661
Lot no.: 54Country: BAHRAIN
1961 40np red on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) depicting Sheik Sulman Bin Hamad Al Khalifah in unused condition but with the head DEFACED BY TWO BLACK BARS. (25mm setting) Very scarce item.
Estimate: £485

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11766
Lot no.: 55Country: BARBADOS
1808 (NOV.6.) entire addressed to Aberdeen in Scotland rated '2/2' in manuscript on the front and struck by black BARBADOES handstamp (Proud type PS6). Somewhat aged but a scarce early stampess entire written at Demerara.
Estimate: £265

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11814
Lot no.: 56Country: BARBADOS
1844 (OC.27.) miniature stampless cover addressed to Grenada struck by black double arc BARBADOS h/s on reverse side. (Proud type PS9). A scarce inter-island cover.
Estimate: £115

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11815
Lot no.: 57Country: BARBADOS
1850 (circa) stampless miniature cover addressed to USA rated '7' in manuscript and struck by blue SHIP handstamp and with BALTIMORE arrival cancel. The cover is without origin but is complete with the original contents marked 'Barbados'. A scarce ship letter conveyance.
Estimate: £125

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6286
Lot no.: 58Country: BARBADOS
1892 1/2d 'Seal Of Colony' (SG type 6) IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIAL printed in dull purple and red on unwatermarked gummed paper. The 1/2d trials are rare.
Estimate: £265

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11890
Lot no.: 59Country: BARBADOS
1892 1/2d 'small seal of colony' (SG type 6) IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF printed in red and black on gummed paper. Small corner clip at top left from being taken out of official proof day book.
Estimate: £225

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6284
Lot no.: 60Country: BARBADOS
1892 3d 'Seal Of Colony' (SG type 6) IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIAL printed in drab-brown and green on unwatermarked gummed paper.
Estimate: £165

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6285
Lot no.: 61Country: BARBADOS
1892 3d 'Seal Of Colony' (SG type 6) IMPERFORATE COLOUR TRIAL printed in bright blue and red on unwatermarked gummed paper.
Estimate: £165

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14662
Lot no.: 62Country: BARBADOS
1902 inward postcard from Portugal addressed to St.Joseph's with scarce oval BARBADOS/SHIP LETTER strike applied and dated 2.JU.02. Proud type SL4.
Estimate: £250

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14663
Lot no.: 63Country: BARBADOS
1902 inward postcard from The Netherlands addressed to St.Joseph's with scarce oval BARBADOS/ SHIP LETTER strike applied and dated 21.FE.02 Proud type SL4.
Estimate: £250

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14664
Lot no.: 64Country: BARBADOS
1903 inward postcard from Western Australia addressed to St.Joseph's with scarce oval BARBADOS/ SHIP LETTER strike applied and dated 30.AP.03. Proud type SL4.
Estimate: £250

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9894
Lot no.: 65Country: BARBADOS
1918 cover addressed to USA bearing 1d adhesive (SG 183) tied BARBADOS/GPO cds with 1d violet adhesive alongside overprinted REVENUE in black. This stamp was not accepted and the cover struck by circular 'T' tax mark but the tax was deleted in manuscript and the cover sent. The revenue stamp was struck by TERM/STA strike on arrival.
Estimate: £50

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14980
Lot no.: 66Country: BARBADOS
1920 2 1/2d 'Victory' (SG type 16) IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF printed in purple and deep green printed on thin cream card. Much scarcer than the (Specimen) overprinted copies used as printers samples.
Estimate: £285

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8143
Lot no.: 67Country: BARBADOS
1930 (DE.12.) local cover addressed to 'Revd H.B.Gooding' at Belleville bearing the 1925 2d grey DIAGONALLY BISECTED to make up the internal 1d rate and tied by BARBADOS/GPO cds. (A few odd tone spots) Unauthorised use but passing through the postal service without taxing. RPS cert.
Estimate: £350

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13148
Lot no.: 68Country: BARBADOS
1943 (SP.19.) use of picture postcard addressed to UK depicting 'Mineral Baths at Kingston Jamaica' bearing 1d green adhesive tied GPO/BARBADOS and struck by fine violet octagonal crowned PASSED/ H./ censor handstamp (Little type H8a) with '26' inserted in manuscript.
Estimate: £165

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14486
Lot no.: 69Country: BARBADOS
1947 (APR.19.) cover addressed locally to Christchurch bearing the 1943 2d red adhesive VERTICALLY BISECTED and cancelled by GPO/BARBADOS cds. A very rare use during the 1d 'shortage period' although such uses were not sanctioned by the postal authorities. A rare and most unusual item.
Estimate: £300

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14665
Lot no.: 70Country: BARBADOS
1965 12c deep olive on cream 'flying fish' registered postal stationery envelope (size H2) in fine unused condition. H&G 17a.
Estimate: £28

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9967
Lot no.: 71Country: BASUTOLAND
1882 1/2d reddish brown on cream postal stationery postcard of Cape Of Good Hope (H&G 2) addressed locally from Morija to a Rev Jalla at Leribe and cancelled by a little light '277' killer duplex (Proud type K1) with s/r MORIJA cds dated FE.7.87 at lower left. MASERU transit cds. A scarce early use of this stationery in Basutoland.
Estimate: £225

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11898
Lot no.: 72Country: BASUTOLAND
1897 1d black on 1 1/2d grey on buff postal stationery postcard of Cape Of Good Hope (SG 12a) showing the STOP AFTER PENNY addressed to Switzerland and cancelled by MOHALESHOEK/ BASUTOLAND s/r cds dated AU.3.09. CHATEAU D'OEX arrival cds's.
Estimate: £150

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6682
Lot no.: 73Country: BASUTOLAND
1902 1d carmine on buff postal stationery postcard of Transvaal (H&G 12) addressed to France cancelled by fine d/r MOHALES HOEK/BASUTOLAND cds dated 6.JUN.1915. There is a small tear in the centre of the right edge and a small part of lower right corner missing from having been mounted in a album. A full genuine message however and a very scarce Inter-Provincial use of this Transvaal stationery in Basutoland. Rarely seen and a nice destination.
Estimate: £150

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15005
Lot no.: 74Country: BASUTOLAND
1922 use of South African 1d red on buff postal stationery postcard (H&G 7a) addressed locally to Morija and cancelled by scarce THABANENG/SOUTH AFRICA cds (Proud type D2) with MORIJA arrival b/s dated 5.SEP.22. Addressed to the Sesuto Book Department the card has the usual spike hole applied when it was filed.
Estimate: £115

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14889
Lot no.: 75Country: BASUTOLAND
1925 (NO.25.) use of picture postcard addressed to Belgium bearing South African 'head' 1/2d and 1d adhesives each tied by ROMA MISSION/S.AFRICA cds's. (Proud D3).
Estimate: £80

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4246
Lot no.: 76Country: BASUTOLAND
1933 4d red on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) addressed to UK bearing additional 1/2d and 'Coronation' 1d adhesive tied by TEYATEYANENG cds dated 13.JUL.37. (Proud type D5). H&G 1.
Estimate: £150

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14886
Lot no.: 77Country: BASUTOLAND
1937 4d red on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) with the type 3 imprint under flap addressed to UK and bearing additional 1d and 4d (x2) adhesives tied by MASERU cds's dated 17.VI.52. H&G 2b.
Estimate: £65

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8848
Lot no.: 78Country: BASUTOLAND
1938 (SEP.5.) cover addressed to Bloemfontein bearing 1d adhesive tied by scarce MASHAI cds (Proud type D2). Light central fold with PIETERMARTITZBURG arrival and struck by violet boxed bilingual FOUND WITHOUT CONTENTS instructional h/s. A scarce postal agency cancel.
Estimate: £150

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14123
Lot no.: 79Country: BASUTOLAND
1943 (JUL.2.) registered cover addressed to Pretoria bearing Basutoland 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d, 2d (x2) and 4d adhesives making up a 1 shilling and 2d rate marked 'On Active Service' and cancelled by EGYPT/104/POSTAGE PREPAID cancels used by South African Forces. The cover has manuscript 'R/APO 5' registered mark applied and with violet circular crowned PASSED BY CENSOR/No.6317 h/s at top left. APO-U-MPK/5 b/s. A rare use of these Basutoland stamps by a soldier on active service during WW2.
Estimate: £200

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6374
Lot no.: 80Country: BASUTOLAND
1946 (JUN.28.) use of 'cut down' commercial envelope to form a wrapper marked 'Air Mail' to USA and bearing 3d 'Victory' single adhesive tied with 1/- adhesive by MASERU cds. 1/3d was the correct rate but it obviously exceeded the 1/2oz rate as it is handstamped by rare black boxed OVER 1/2OZ/BO 1/2 ONS bilingual strike with octagonal T/CENTIMES strike applied with '300' inserted in blue crayon.
Estimate: £120

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14124
Lot no.: 81Country: BECHUANALAND
1889 4d vermilion on cream registered postal stationery envelope of GB (size G) overprinted BRITISH BECHUANALAND addressed to Johanessburg and bearing 3d lilac 'un-appropriated die' adhesive (SG 12) tied with 1d carmine-red (SG 38-torn) by '676' duplex with PALACHWE/ KHAMAS TOWN cds dated AP.9.98. H&G 7.
Estimate: £265

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13157
Lot no.: 82Country: BECHUANALAND
1891 (SP.2) cover to Germany (ex very small piece from bottom left hand corner) bearing the un-appropriated die 1d & 4d adhesives (SG 10+13) tied by s/r VRYBURG cds with CAPETOWN transit b/s & BRAUNSCHWEIG arrival. A scarce franking paying the reduced 5d rate.
Estimate: £245

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4258
Lot no.: 83Country: BECHUANALAND
1892 1/2d green on cream postal stationery postcard of Cape Of Good Hope (H&G 5) addressed to Germany bearing additional Cape 1/2d adhesive and tied by TAUNGS/BECHUANALAND cds dated AP.11.98. A scarce genuine use of this Cape stationery within Bechuanaland.
Estimate: £250

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11910
Lot no.: 84Country: BECHUANALAND
1901 (DE.30) cover to Wales then re-directed to London bearing 'QV' 4d (SG 35) tied by single ringed PALAPYE cds with similar strike alongside. H/s'd at bottom right by d/r PASSED CENSOR/W.ELTON, MAJOR/KIMBERLEY h/s with both Neath & London arrival cds's. A scarce Boer War cover.
Estimate: £220

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7371
Lot no.: 85Country: BECHUANALAND
1907 4d black on 2d + 1d brown on cream reg'd postal stationery envelope (size G) addressed to Mafeking & bearing additional 'QV' 1/- (SG 37) tied in combination with 'EDW VII' 1d (x5) adhesives (SG 68) by various RAMOUTSA/B.P. cds's dated DE.6.11. H&G 9a.
Estimate: £185

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14666
Lot no.: 86Country: BECHUANALAND
1907 4d on 2d+1d brown on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) addressed to Switzerland with 'DUTY 4d' in thinner type and bearing Cape Of Good Hope 1d and 4d pair tied by MAFEKING cds dated OC.15.10. A rare use of these Cape stamps in Bechuanaland during the annexation period. H&G 9a.
Estimate: £300

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4260
Lot no.: 87Country: BECHUANALAND
1918 4d deep blue on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) of South Africa (H&G 2a) bearing South African 1d and 2d 'head' adhesives tied by KURUMAN cds dated 9.MR.25 with violet boxed R/KURUMAN/No. h/s at left.
Estimate: £225

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14667
Lot no.: 88Country: BECHUANALAND
1920 1d red on cream postal stationery postcard of South Africa (H&G 7a) addressed to Germany and cancelled by MAFEKING cds dated 15.MAY.25. Underpaid and with octagonal 'T/30c' tax mark applied. A scarce use.
Estimate: £85

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14829
Lot no.: 89Country: BECHUANALAND
1923 (AU.8.) use of ON HIS MAJESTYS SERVICE (P.805) envelope addressed to USA cancelled by MAFEKING cds with violet oval rubber POST OFFICE/MAFEKING h/s at lower left.
Estimate: £65

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14890
Lot no.: 90Country: BECHUANALAND
1932 4d Carmine rose on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) in very fine unused condition handstamped on reverse SPECIMEN. Fine & scarce. H&G 17.
Estimate: £65

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14891
Lot no.: 91Country: BECHUANALAND
1932 4d carmine-rose on cream registered postal stationery envelope addressed to Cape bearing Coronation 1d tied by PILANE cds dated 8.JUL.37 cds (Proud type D2). Violet boxed PILANE h/s at left. H&G 17.
Estimate: £165

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14130
Lot no.: 92Country: BERMUDA
1835 (JY.23.) entire addressed to UK written from Southampton Parish and rated '2/2' in manuscript and with light BERMUDA fleuron on reverse side with additional '5/5' rating. A clean and rare early cover. Proud type D2 applied at St.Georges.
Estimate: £500

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11621
Lot no.: 93Country: BERMUDA
1850 (JU.17.) stampless outer wrapper addressed to UK rated '1/-' in manuscript and with a superb strike of the HAMILTON/BERMUDA handstamp (PM4) struck in red ink.
Estimate: £400

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5285
Lot no.: 94Country: BERMUDA
1888 (No.30.) inward use of 2d blue on cream GB 'QV' (size F) registered postal stationery envelope addressed to Major E.B. Brown of the Royal Artillery stationed on Boaz Island. A very rare military use to this army base.
Estimate: £265

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15011
Lot no.: 95Country: BERMUDA
1909 inward under paid postcard from France with PARIS cds and struck by 'opera glass' type T/10 CENTIMES' tax mark. The card was tax as a US 1c green stamp had been applied and was not acceptable. ON arrival in Bermuda the card was struck by scarce oval POSTAGE/1d/DUE handstamp. Proud type UP24.
Estimate: £135

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8706
Lot no.: 96Country: BERMUDA
1910 (MR.22.) use of picture postcard addressed to USA depicting 'View Of St.Georges and Harbour- Bermuda' bearing 1d 'docks' adhesive tied by very fine d/r PAGET EAST/BERMUDA cds.
Estimate: £55

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9346
Lot no.: 97Country: BERMUDA
1914 (SP.29.) use of picture postcard addressed to Kings County in Nova Scotia depicting 'The town of St.Georges, Bermuda' and bearing 1d 'ship' adhesive tied by very fine WARWICK-EAST/BERMUDA cds and struck below with PASSED/CENSOR BERMUA/1914 h/s struck in black ink. (CM11a). A very rare marking pre-dating the earliest known date of use by two days. Strikes are never complete with this example without the 'Passed' being shown and only part lettering to the word 'Censor' visable. Strikes in black ink are very elusive.
Estimate: £300

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6967
Lot no.: 98Country: BERMUDA
1915 (FE.5.) cover addressed to USA bearing 2 1/2d ship adhesive tied by DEVONSHIRE SOUTH/ BERMUDA cds with cream blank censor strip at left and struck by light magenta triangular PASSED POSTAL/CENSOR, BERMUDA h/s. Scarce use from Devonshire.
Estimate: £125

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10360
Lot no.: 99Country: BERMUDA
1918 4/- black and carmine 'key plate' adhesive in fine mint condition (just a touch of toned perfs on reverse side) showing the CROWN AND SCROLL variety from row 2/12. SG 52bb.
Estimate: £225

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6969
Lot no.: 100Country: BERMUDA
1926 (AUG.23.) small envelope addressed to UK (roughly opened on reverse with two stamp hinge repairs) bearing 1d 'ship' adhesive tied by neat SOUTHAMPTON EAST/BERMUDA cds.
Estimate: £60

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