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Empire Stamp Auctions

Postal auction closing: March 24th 2017

                                                                              

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10161
Lot no.: 1Country: MALTA
1839 stampless entire addressed to Italy cancelled by black s/l MALTA POST OFFICE h/s with black boxed 'P.P.' marking & red boxed PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE strike. Rated '90' in manuscript. Ex 'Rocca' correspondence.
Estimate: £120

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10162
Lot no.: 2Country: MALTA
1840 (APR.23.) inward stampless entire from Italy cancelled by d/r ROMA cds with scarce black straight lined '27.APR. 1d' postage due accountancy marking on reverse. (Proud type A6).
Estimate: £120

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9555
Lot no.: 3Country: MALTA
1841 (APR.24.) inward stampless entire from Corfu rated '1/-' in manuscript and cancelled by OFFICIO DELLA POSTARALE crested h/s (R.Lowe type HS4) with '6' marked in centre. The entire marked 'City Of Dublui' and with disinfection slit marks on surface with black circular PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTA h/s (R.Lowe type LAZ-C3).
Estimate: £120

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11279
Lot no.: 4Country: MALTA
1841 entire addressed to Italy rated '1/9' in manuscript and cancelled by fine black straight lined MALTA POST OFFICE handstamp (RL type MPO-1a) with red LIVORNO arrival b/s dated 10.MAG. 1841 and three lined 11/MAGGIO/1841 strike.
Estimate: £120

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12088
Lot no.: 5Country: MALTA
1842 (MR.22.) inward stampless entire from Egypt cancelled by ALEXANDRIE double arc cancel in red and rated '6' in manuscript with two disinfection slits on the front and struck by black circular PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTA h/s applied to signify disinfection. R.Lowe type LAZ-C3.
Estimate: £85

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10163
Lot no.: 6Country: MALTA
1842 (NO.5.) inward stampless entire from Egypt cancelled by ALEXANDRIE double arc cancel in red and rated '6' in manuscript with two disifection slits on the front and struck by black circular PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTA h/s applied to signify disinfection. R.Lowe type LAZ-C3.
Estimate: £85

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11280
Lot no.: 7Country: MALTA
1844 (AVR.7.) inward stampless entire cancelled ALEXANDRIE/EGYTIE with oval MONTECOREOLI & COM./ALESSANDRIA merchant h/s at left with disifection slits on front and cancelled on arrival by black circular PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE h/s applied. R.Lowe type LAZ-C3.
Estimate: £115

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7249
Lot no.: 8Country: MALTA
1846 (MR.10.) inward stampless entire cancelled by red double arc ALEXANDRIE handstamp rated '5' in red manuscript and with disinfection slits on front and cancelled on arrival by black circular PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE h/s applied. R.Lowe type LAZ-C3.
Estimate: £85

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5072
Lot no.: 9Country: MALTA
1847 (OC.25.) stampless entire addressed to Italy with double arc MALTA b/s on reverse side and struck on front by the 'Leghorn' LIVORNO/VIA DI MARE/C h/s in black (R.Lowe type LIV-C). This strike was used to indicate the letter was taken by a sea vessel other than a mailboat.
Estimate: £65

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12862
Lot no.: 10Country: MALTA
1854 (SP.12) stampless entire rated in manuscript of front & with red three lined PIROSCAPI/ POSTALI/FRANCESI routing h/s (type PRF-1). Black oval 'P' (paye) strike (type AF-1) & MALTA flouron b/s in black (type MLC-1b).
Estimate: £120

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9556
Lot no.: 11Country: MALTA
1859 (SP.24.) entire addressed to Italy bearing 1d rose-red star (die 1) Alphabet III from plate 60 (DK) adhesive (SG Z27) tied with 2d blue plate 7 (EG) adhesive (SG Z34) by two strikes of the 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Green oval 'PAOLO PARNIS/MALTA' h/s at left. Rated '13' on front with oval 'P.' strike and MESa 165th/25 Sette (Messini) two lined arrival mark. A fine attractive item.
Estimate: £125

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5760
Lot no.: 12Country: MALTA
1859 (MY.14.) entire addressed to Italy bearing a fine strip of three of the GB 1d red (die 1) perf 14 issue without plate numbers (HD-HE-HF) cancelled by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Marked 'Col Postale Francese' in manuscript with 'P' h/s on front and MESSM/15 MAGO arrival b/s. (SG Z 27). A pretty 3d rate cover to Italy.
Estimate: £165

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5761
Lot no.: 13Country: MALTA
1858 (JA.23.) entire addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 1d red (no plate) and 2d blue (thick lines) adhesives tied by scarce grilled 'M' duplex in black (Proud K2) with red oval 'P' paid h/s at left. MALTA double arc h/s on reverse.
Estimate: £180

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14636
Lot no.: 14Country: MALTA
1859 (DE.1.) use of stampless outer wrapper addressed to Italy with greenish blue oval GIUSEPPE SCICLINA E FIGHT/MALTA cachet applied and with three ringed 'Leghorn' LIVORNO/VIA DI MARE/C h/s in black (R.Lowe type LIV-C). This strike was used to indicate the letter was taken by a sea vessel other than a mailboat.
Estimate: £65

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4486
4486
Lot no.: 15Country: MALTA
1860 inward entire from France marked 'Porte Payee' addressed to the Honerable Horace Cochrane of the 92nd Highlanders and marked 'Via Marseilles. The entire is cancelled by PARIS cds in blue on reverse dated 27/JUIN.60 with MARSEILLE transit 3 days later. Struck on the front by red boxed P.P. mark and with POTAGNE SUR MAR d/r cds. The reverse bears a strike of the JULY 1d accountancy mark in black (Proud type A6). A scarce due marking on this military inward entire.
Estimate: £200

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11786
Lot no.: 16Country: MALTA
1860 (MY.25.) stampless entire addressed to Greece cancelled by double arc MALTA/PAID handstamp (Proud PD11) with 'PD' in oval at left and blue commercial MALTA cachet applied.
Estimate: £115

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7662
Lot no.: 17Country: MALTA
1860 (MY.12.) outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 1d red pair and single adhesives (SG Z12) tied by 'A 25' duplex's with MALTA cds alongside. Two vertical folds affecting stamps and with MESSINA arrival b/s. Oval 'P' strike on front. A scarce 3d rate cover to Italy.
Estimate: £200

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7571
Lot no.: 18Country: MALTA
1861 (AU.21.) outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 2d blue pair (plate 8 - SG Z47) tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cancel alongside . Rated '1 1/4' in manuscript and with red oval P.D. (Paid) handstamp applied. MESSINA arrival b/s.
Estimate: £120

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14573
Lot no.: 19Country: MALTA
1862 (JY.11.) stampless entire addressed to France cancelled by s/r MALTA cds with scarce "8" script handstamp at left and with red d/r POSS ANGL/MARSEILLE arrival cds.
Estimate: £60

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4487
Lot no.: 20Country: MALTA
1863 (AP.13.) outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing GB 4d vermilion adhesive pair tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Struck by red oval 'PD' (Paid) strike and black boxed PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI strike. Oval commercial handstamp at lower left. Carried by French Postal packet.
Estimate: £95

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8065
Lot no.: 21Country: MALTA
1864 use of outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing GB 4d dull vermilion adhesive pair (SG 93) without plate number cancelled by s/r MALTA/B cds. Struck at right by oval 'PD' (Paid) strike in red with '1/2' marked alongside in red manuscript. Oval 'J.BURGESS DA SILVA/MALTA' firms strike at left.
Estimate: £95

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12863
Lot no.: 22Country: MALTA
1864 (NO.23.) cover addressed to UK (some edge faults and without part of reverse flap) bearing GB 6d grey PLATE 13 adhesive (SG Z64) tied by 'A 25' duplex with s/r MALTA cds alongside.
Estimate: £55

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12089
Lot no.: 23Country: MALTA
1864 (DE.10.) entire addressed to Messina bearing GB 2d blue pair (plate 9) tied by 'A 26' duplex with MALTA/A cancel alongside. Struck by red 'PD' marking and with black boxed PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/FRANCESI handstamp. MESSINI arrival b/s. 4d rate to Italy. (SG Z34).
Estimate: £80

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12864
Lot no.: 24Country: MALTA
1866 (JA.15.) cover addressed to UK marked 'Via Marseilles' and bearing GB 6d lilac (straight edge at left and without plates - SG Z55) cancelled by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Red LONDON/PAID strike on front.
Estimate: £90

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14577
Lot no.: 25Country: MALTA
1867 (NO.19.) outer sheet addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 4d vermilion (plate 9) adhesive (SG 94) tied by A25' duplex with MALTA-B cancel alongside. Struck in red by unframed 'P.D.' (Paid) h/s and scarce '2 3/4' accountancy strike. (RL type A73). MESSINA arrival b/s.
Estimate: £150

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8187
Lot no.: 26Country: MALTA
1869 (AP.30.) entire addressed to Italy bearing 1d red (plate 108) and 3d rose (Plate 5) adhesives (SG Z30+Z43) tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA s/r cds alongside. Light tone marks on reverse and struck on front by red 'PD' (Paid) and '2 3/4' strikes.
Estimate: £120

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5762
Lot no.: 27Country: MALTA
1871 (MY.2) use of pre-printed '52nd Light Infantry' envelope addressed to UK sent by the 1d concessionary rate with 'GB' QV 1d red (plate 129) attached & cancelled by 'A25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. (SG Z30). Marked 'From no.1199 Pte J.B.Coare' & signed by the Lt. Col. E.Curzon. A scarce soldiers letter.
Estimate: £250

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11281
Lot no.: 28Country: MALTA
1871 (MY.16.) cover addressed to UK marked 'Via Southampton' and bearing GB 6d violet adhesive (plate 9) tied by very fine 'A25' duplex with B/MALTA cds alongside. SG Z60.
Estimate: £55

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14544
Lot no.: 29Country: MALTA
1872 (NO.15.) outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 1d red (plate 127) tied with 3d (plate 6) adhesive (SG Z30+Z43) by superb 'A 25' duplex's and with s/r MALTA/B cds alongside. The front is struck by scarce P.D./ 2 3/4 accountancy handstamp. Proud type A80.
Estimate: £85

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£
7572
Lot no.: 30Country: MALTA
1874 (NO.11.) outer wrapper addressed to Italy bearing 4d (plate 13) adhesive (SG Z49) tied by fine 'A 25' duplex with s/r MALTA cds alongside. Oval 'G & C BUSUTTR/MALTA' firms h/s at left and with scarce red boxed P.D./2 3/4 accountancy h/s applied below. (Proud type A80).
Estimate: £85

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9776
Lot no.: 31Country: MALTA
1877 (FE.21.) entire addressed to France marked in manuscript 'Via Italy' bearing GB 2 1/2d rosy mauve adhesive from Plate 6 (SG Z38) tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside.
Estimate: £45

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12865
Lot no.: 32Country: MALTA
1878 2d Blue registered postal stationery envelope (size G) of GB showing digits '13-3-80' in circles (H&G 5a) addressed to Germany bearing Great Britain 1d pair (SG 166) and 2 1/2d (SG 157-plate 23) adhesives tied by 'A 25' duplex's of Malta with red oval REGISTERED/MALTA cancel at left dated 24.JA.82. Hamburg arrival b/s. A scarce use of this GB stationery in Malta at the 4 1/2d UPU rate.
Estimate: £265

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10164
Lot no.: 33Country: MALTA
1879 (JU.16.) cover addressed to Italy bearing 'GB' 1/2d rose-red (SG Z23-plate 11) tied with GB 2d blue (SG Z34-plate 15) tied by 'A 25' duplex with s/r MALTA cds alongside of code 'C'.
Estimate: £120

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£
4482
Lot no.: 34Country: MALTA
1881 (DE.19.) entire (on lined paper) addressed to Italy bearing GB 1/2d green and 2d pale rose adhesives (SG Z90+Z93) tied by superb 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Marked in manuscript 'Via Siracusa' and with SIRACUSA transit b/s. A nice item with scarcer stamps on cover making up the 2 1/2d rate to Italy.
Estimate: £265

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14580
Lot no.: 35Country: MALTA
1881 (JA.4.) cover addressed to UK bearing 'GB' 2 1/2d blue (SG Z39) from PLATE 20 tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. JOSEPH AZZOPARE/SHIP AGENTS/MALTA cachet at lower left.
Estimate: £45

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13072
Lot no.: 36Country: MALTA
1879 1d brown on buff 'Great Britain & Ireland' postal stationery postcard addressed to UK cancelled by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside dated MY.1.82. Oval 'L CRITIEN/MALTA' commercial strike at lower left and red LONDON/PAID arrival. H&G 9.
Estimate: £120

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14539
Lot no.: 37Country: MALTA
1879 1d brown on cream postal stationery postcard of GB (and Ireland) addressed to UK and cancelled by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside dated DE.4.80. H&G 9.
Estimate: £120

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7190
Lot no.: 38Country: MALTA
1882 (AU.18.) soldiers letter addressed to UK marked '4th Dragoon Guards' bearing GB 'QV' 1d lilac tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. Counter signed at lower left.
Estimate: £265

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12090
Lot no.: 39Country: MALTA
1882 (SP.27.) registered cover addressed to Germany (first line of address blocked with black pen) bearing GB 2d and 2 1/2d adhesives (SG Z93 and Z40 plate 22) tied by 'A 25' duplex's with red oval REGISTERED/MALTA cancel at left.
Estimate: £135

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14583
Lot no.: 40Country: MALTA
1883 1d brown on cream postal stationery postcard of GB (and Ireland) addressed to UK and cancelled by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside dated DE.4.83. A nice use of this GB card in Malta with early use. H&G 10.
Estimate: £135

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8952
Lot no.: 41Country: MALTA
1884 (AU.4.) neat cover addressed to Italy bearing GB 2 1/2d lilac adhesive tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside. SG Z101.
Estimate: £75

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14618
Lot no.: 42Country: MALTA
1884 (JA.31.) entire addressed to Germany struck at lower left corner by blue curved R.BISMOT & Ci/Malta commercial strike bearing GB 2 1/2d blue adhesive (Plate 22) tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside with 'C' coding. SG Z40.
Estimate: £50

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14617
Lot no.: 43Country: MALTA
1884 (JY.11.) entire addressed to Germany struck at lower left corner by blue curved R.BISMOT & Ci/Malta commercial strike bearing GB 2 1/2d lilac adhesive tied by 'A 25' duplex with MALTA cds alongside with 'E' coding. SG Z101.
Estimate: £65

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14500
Lot no.: 44Country: MALTA
Inward underpaid postcard from Italy with circular 'T' tax mark plus circular '1d' strike with VALLETTA (C.O.) MALTA arrival cds dated 14.JU.03. (RL type VAG-2). Robson Lowe notes that strikes in 1903 are seldom seen (See pp365).
Estimate: £150

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14520
Lot no.: 45Country: MALTA
1884 1d carmine on buff postal stationery p'card addressed to Belgium cancelled by very fine VICTORIA/GOZO cds dated SP.24.94. MALTA transit & MALINES STATION arrival. H&G1.
Estimate: £40

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12329
Lot no.: 46Country: MALTA
1885-90 1d DIE PROOF in black printed on glazed card. (SG type 2). Scarce.
Estimate: £450

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14542
Lot no.: 47Country: MALTA
1885 2d blue on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size G) in fine unused condition. H&G 1.
Estimate: £30

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14510
Lot no.: 48Country: MALTA
1885 1/2d green on light creamy buff postal stationery wrapper addressed to Constantinople & cancelled by 'A 26' duplex. H&G 1.
Estimate: £35

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14552
Lot no.: 49Country: MALTA
1893 (AP.14) use of Egyptian 5m postal stationery postcard (light fold at bottom right corner) cancelled by MALTA cds 'F' cds. The card being dis-allowed & struck by rare 'O' UPU 'unaccepted' strike with black 'T' tax marking applied. Red LONDON arrival cds with '5d/F.B.' tax mark applied. This 'O' strike being noted as one of Malta's rarest markings. Scarce & desirable.
Estimate: £285

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14622
Lot no.: 50Country: MALTA
1899 (OCT.20.) inward cover from Beauvais a Creil in France with MALTA arrival backstamp and struck by scarce DISINFECTED/LAZARETTS MALTA h/s. (Laz C9).
Estimate: £150

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7573
Lot no.: 51Country: MALTA
1900 1d deep rose on thick cream laid paper postal stationery envelope (size a) registered to Palermo in Sicily cancelled by fine 'Maltese Cross' GPO cancel with oval REGISTERED/MALTA strike below dated 15.AP.11. Additional 'EDW VII' 1/2d (x7) adhesives on reverse struck again. Oval '160' postmans h/s and mauve on white R/MALTA registered label. H&G 1.
Estimate: £55

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14540
Lot no.: 52Country: MALTA
1900 1d deep rose on cream laid paper postal stationery envelope addressed to Germany bearing additional 1/2d & 1d adhesives (SG 20+22) tied by oval VALLETTA/MALTA cancels dated 7.MY.00. A scarce uprated piece of stationery. H&G 1a.
Estimate: £75

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14557
Lot no.: 53Country: MALTA
1900 1d deep rose on thin cream wove paper (158x123mm) postal stationery envelope in fine unused condition. H&G 1b.
Estimate: £50

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14576
Lot no.: 54Country: MALTA
1902 (NO.12.) inward picture postcard from Egypt with oval VALLETTA/MALTA arrival cancel and large part DISINFECTED/(LAZARETTO- MALTA) handstamp at left applied in black ink. (RL type LAZ-C9).
Estimate: £125

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14533
Lot no.: 55Country: MALTA
1902 1/2d dark green on buff postal stationery wrapper addressed locally & cancelled by fine s/r COSPICUA/MALTA cds dated OC.19.03. H&G 2.
Estimate: £45

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13321
Lot no.: 56Country: MALTA
1902-06 1d carmine on buff postal stationery postcard addressed to Belgium cancelled by rare CASALLIA cds dated 11.SP.08 with DIEST arrival cds and postmans '1' h/s in circle. A rare strike from this Police Station Post Office. H&G 6.
Estimate: £265

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6428
Lot no.: 57Country: MALTA
1903 (NO.1.) use of picture postcard addressed to Italy depicting 'Malta-Marina' and bearing 1/2d adhesive tied to the picture side by CASAL LIA cds with oval VALLETTA/MALTA transit b/s.
Estimate: £165

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6429
Lot no.: 58Country: MALTA
1903 (OC.22.) use of picture postcard addressed to Italy depicting 'Malta-Pieta' and bearing 1/2d adhesive tied to the picture side by CASAL LIA cds with oval VALLETTA/MALTA transit b/s.
Estimate: £165

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14499
Lot no.: 59Country: MALTA
Inward underpaid postcard from Italy with circular 'T' tax mark plus circular '1d' strike with VALLETTA (C.O.) MALTA arrival cds dated 14.JU.03. (RL type VAG-2). Robson Lowe notes that strikes in 1903 are seldom seen (See pp365).
Estimate: £60

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12091
Lot no.: 60Country: MALTA
1902-06 1d carmine on buff postal stationery p'card addressed to Italy cancelled by scarce s/r PAULA cds dated MR.27.05 with COSPICUA/MALTA transit cds & RAGUS/ (SIRACUSA) cds below. H&G 6.
Estimate: £200

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9557
Lot no.: 61Country: MALTA
1902 1d carmine on cream postal stationery postcard addressed to Switzerland (long genuine message) cancelled by the scarce s/r ASCIAK cds dated OC.9.11 with COSPICUA transit and BASEL arrival cds's at left. H&G 6.
Estimate: £275

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14543
Lot no.: 62Country: MALTA
1903 inward underpaid postcard from Italy cancelled on arrival by s/r VALLETTA (C.O.)/MALTA cds dated 10.OC.03 with circular '11' postmans h/s. Black 'T' tax mark added & circular '4d' strike. (RL type PD-42).
Estimate: £85

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14615
Lot no.: 63Country: MALTA
1905 (AU.3.) cover addressed locally to Floriana (ex flap and some lighter tone stains) bearing 'QV' 1/2d green and 1d pair each overprinted REVENUE and cancelled by oval VALLETTA/MALTA cancels. Despite faults a very rare use of these 'Revenue' stamps for local postage.
Estimate: £485

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14562
Lot no.: 64Country: MALTA
1905 (OC.4) use of picture postcard addressed to South Africa depicting 'Maltese Cab' & bearing 1/2d adhesive tied by light s/r CASAL-LIA cds.
Estimate: £85

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14570
Lot no.: 65Country: MALTA
1906 (NO.13.) picture postcard addressed to UK bearing "GB" 1d adhesive being unaccepted and with rare UPU "0" h/s applied to signify invalid use (Proud type I52) with "T" tax strike at left (Proud type UP2) and with oval VALLETTA/MALTA cds at left. "1d/F.B." strike applied on arrival in London. A rare marking from Malta.
Estimate: £135

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14521
Lot no.: 66Country: MALTA
1906 (MY.7) use of picture p'card addressed to UK depicting 'St.Julians, Malta' & bearing 1/2d EDW VII adhesive. The card has been cancelled by fine s/r ST.PAULS BAY cds but the stamp cancelled in transit by oval VALLETTA/MALTA cancel on the same day. A scarce village use.
Estimate: £180

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14560
Lot no.: 67Country: MALTA
1909 inward postcard from Italy with MALTA arrival cds dated NO.5.09 with postmans '25' h/s in circle & circular '1d' postage due h/s applied.
Estimate: £60

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9859
Lot no.: 68Country: MALTA
1908 (OC.14.) use of postcard addressed to UK bearing 'GB' 1d adhesive tied by dumb cancel with the UPU 'O' mark applied alongside to denote the stamp was not acceptable. 'T' tax mark applied and '1d' postage due' mark. VALLETTA GPO/MALTA cds at left and BOURNEMOUTH arrival. Proud type I52.
Estimate: £135

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10537
Lot no.: 69Country: MALTA
1909 (JA.11.) red on cream 'The Eastern Telegraph Company Limited' telegram form (Message Form 5/20) from MALTA STATION cancelled by blue oval 'Eastern Telegrapgh Company' strike and complete with the original TELEGRAM envelope addressed locally.
Estimate: £120

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14538
Lot no.: 70Country: MALTA
1910 (JA.10.) cover addressed locally to Casal Zebbug and bearing Edw VII 1/2d adhesive on reverse flap cancelled by a little smudgy s/r MELLEHA cds with d/r VALLETTA/MALTA transit cds alongside cancelled the following day.
Estimate: £120

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14524
Lot no.: 71Country: MALTA
1911 (SP.4.0 use of picture postcard addressed to UK bearing 'QV' 1d surcharge on 2 1/2d adhesive (SG 36) tied by VALLETTA/MLTA cds.
Estimate: £35

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14571
Lot no.: 72Country: MALTA
1912 (NO.1.) inward picture postcard from UK with MALTA s/r arrival cds and with circular "1d" postage due marking applied. Large part boxed ADVERTISED/1.NO.12/G.P.O.MALTA instructional handstamp applied at bottom. A scarce marking.
Estimate: £120

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14595
Lot no.: 73Country: MALTA
1910 (29.10.) inward commercial cover from Tunisia with MALTA s/r arrival backstamp dated NO.3.10. and struck on the front with scarce boxed TIMBRE POSTE PERDU/ENTRANSIT/POSTAGE STAMP LOST/IN TRANSIT bilingual handstamp (Proud type I 55).
Estimate: £165

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14534
Lot no.: 74Country: MALTA
1911 (JY.11) use of coloured picture p'card addressed to UK (some light tone spotting on card) depicting a sea view of `Malta-Customs House' & bearing 1/2d (SG 7) tied by rare s/r CASALLIA cds. (Proud type D1).
Estimate: £150

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5763
Lot no.: 75Country: MALTA
1912 (JY.13.) use of picture postcard addressed to UK depicting goats outside village house bearing EDW VII 1d red tied by rare s/r ASCIAK cds with 'PM' time code.
Estimate: £225

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10166
Lot no.: 76Country: MALTA
1913-18 1d carmine on buff postal stationery p'card addressed to France cancelled by rare s/r MISIDA cds dated FE.14.18. (Proud type D1). A scarce village use of this stationery. H&G 10.
Estimate: £225

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7983
Lot no.: 77Country: MALTA
1912 1/2d yellow green on yellowish buff postal stationery wrapper addressed to Switzerland cancelled by VALLETTA/MALTA cds dated 12.FE.16 and with red circular crowned PASSED BY CENSOR/No.1081 mark at left. RL type CS-L1. A scarce forces censorship of this stationery. H&G 3.
Estimate: £50

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6659
Lot no.: 78Country: MALTA
1911 inward postcard from the UK bearing Edward VII 1/2d green stationery postcard 'cut-out' which was not accepted for mail. The stamp has blue crayon '0' (disallowed) markings applied in manuscript with circular '1d' tax mark. Cancelled by d/r VALLETTA/MALTA arrival cds at left dated 17.AU.11 and struck at left by scarce ADVETISED/12.AU.11.GPO MALTA h/s.
Estimate: £150

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12868
Lot no.: 79Country: MALTA
1913 use of picture postcard addressed to Italy bearing 1d adhesive tied by ZURRICO s/r cds (date smudged) but with clear NAPOLI/CENTRE arrival cds at left dated 12.XII.13. A rare strike.
Estimate: £265

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12869
Lot no.: 80Country: MALTA
1918 (SP.24.) locally addressed cover from the St Aloysius College addressed to Mansa Forn at Goya and bearing a pair of the 1/2d green 'War tax' adhesives tied by light BIRCHIRCARA 'thimble' cds. (Proud type D1).
Estimate: £125

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9558
Lot no.: 81Country: MALTA
1916 stampless cover addressed to USA (a little fragile and minor edge tears) struck by red oval FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/MALTA/ PC 4 handstamp applied in red with scarce violet NO CHARGE FOR POSTAGE PRISONER/OF WAR. NEW YORK N.Y. h/s applied below. Complete with original letter and sent from the internment camp at Verdala Barracks. Opened on two sides.
Estimate: £120

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13601
Lot no.: 82Country: MALTA
1916 (circa) 'AFW.8078' ON ACTIVE SERVICE envelope (toned and small edge tear) addressed locally to Mrs Gatt at the Forces College at Valletta cancelled by scarce BASE OFFICE/H negative seal handstamp.
Estimate: £80

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14627
Lot no.: 83Country: MALTA
1912 1/2d yellow-green on buff postal stationery wrapper in fine unused condition. A difficult item. H&G 3.
Estimate: £40

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14575
Lot no.: 84Country: MALTA
1918 (MY.3.) cover addressed to UK bearing 1/2d 'War Tax' adhesive together with 1d tied by two strikes of the ARMY POST OFFICE/H.D.1. cds (RL type APO-HD1) A nice army Home Depot strike.
Estimate: £35

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14600
Lot no.: 85Country: MALTA
1913 2d blue on cream registered postal stationery envelope (size H) addressed to UK bearing additional 1d pair tied by 'Maltese Cross' cancels with red triangular crowned PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ No.4175 h/s on front and black on grey OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW 3 label at right. A few edge faults from opening and some light surface creasing. H&G 5a.
Estimate: £50

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14519
Lot no.: 86Country: MALTA
1913 2d Blue on cream reg'd postal stationery envelope in fine unused condition with the 'De La Rue & Co. Patent' imprint under flap & 'Fee Paid' at lower left. H&G 5.
Estimate: £30

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14614
Lot no.: 87Country: MALTA
1914 (JA.17.) use of picture postcard addressed to Italy depicting 'Malta Piazza Regina and Public Library' with embossed CHRISTMAS/GREETINGS added in red. Bears 1d adhesive tied by scarce BIRCHIRCARA s/r cds.
Estimate: £165

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11282
Lot no.: 88Country: MALTA
1914 (MY.25.) use of picture postcard addressed to UK depicting 'Porta Reale Ditch - Malta' and bearing1/4d adhesive pair and 1/2d tied by two strikes of the s/r PAULA cds (Proud type D1). A scarce village use.
Estimate: £200

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14541
Lot no.: 89Country: MALTA
1914 (DEC.31.) use of picture postcard addressed to Germany depicting 'Malta-Floriana Waisleyan Church Connaught Home' used stampless and cancelled by very fine PC/MALTA/FREE PRISONER OF WAR handstamp in black. (POW 2a). A scarce Prisoner of War use.
Estimate: £150

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14561
Lot no.: 90Country: MALTA
1914 (JU.29) use of pre-printed 'St Aloysius College/Malta' envelope addressed to Italy (light stain at bottom) bearing 2 1/2d (SG 77) tied by fine BIRCHIKCARA cds. Scarce village use.
Estimate: £145

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14514
Lot no.: 91Country: MALTA
1925 (MY.4) locally addressed stampless envelope cancelled by VALLETTA/MALTA cds (8:30am time code) with 1d black 'Postage Due' adhesive added (SG D2) added & tied by similar cancel (11am time code). Postmans '17' circular marking on reverse. A scarce cover.
Estimate: £90

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14592
Lot no.: 92Country: MALTA
1914 (NO.18.) cover addressed to UK bearing 1d adhesive tied VALLETTA/MALTA with fine red circular crowned PASSED BY CENSOR/No.1079 h/s alongside. (Martin type CS-C1).
Estimate: £35

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14511
Lot no.: 93Country: MALTA
1914 use of picture postcard to UK written from 'F' Company, 3rd Battallion of the London Regiment of the Royal Fusilers stationed in Malta bearing 1d (SG73) tied NOTABLE B.O./ MALTA & dated OC.12.14 with 10.15 am time code. H/s'd by violet s/l PASSED BY CENSOR strike. (Malta RL type CS-L2).
Estimate: £65

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14558
Lot no.: 94Country: MALTA
1916 (AP.11.) cover from Hamrun addressed to UK bearing 1d tied in combination with 1/2d 'War Tax' adhesive by smudged VALLETTA/MALTA d/r cds with black on white OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW 1 censor strip at left (RL type CSL 11) and struck by red triangular crowned PASSED/CENSOR/No.4171 h/s.
Estimate: £45

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7291
Lot no.: 95Country: MALTA
1915 use of stampless 'blank' type postcard addressed to Egypt marked 'Clements Camp/Malta' with scarce violet ringed FROM PRISONER OF WAR/P.C./MALTA h/s at lower left and with MATARIA/CAIRO arrival cds dated 13.IV.15. A scarce and clean card.
Estimate: £165

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6320
Lot no.: 96Country: MALTA
1915 'Christmas' /1916 New Year brown illustrated postcard from the POW camp at St.Clements addressed to Austria sent stampless and struck by red oval FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR/ MALTA/PC handstamp and with triangular ZENSUR strike applied on arrival. A rare card. (POW-G1).
Estimate: £300

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11283
Lot no.: 97Country: MALTA
1915 (OC.18.) stampless cover addressed to UK marked 'On Active Service' in manuscript and cancelled ARMY POST OFFICE/S.Z.7 and struck by ON ACTIVE SERVICE/MEDTn (cross) handstamp struck in blue ink. (3 circles). Unlisted in this type by R.Lowe. (Thin cross and with circles not stars). Troops tstaioned in Malta.
Estimate: £75

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6505
Lot no.: 98Country: MALTA
1915 (FEB.25.) stampless 'blank' type postcard addressed to Cairo from the St.Clements Camp for Prisoners Of War cancelled by magenta FREE/FROM PRISONER OF WAR/PC/MALTA h/s. (RL type POW-2a). A rare strike with the notched edges.
Estimate: £265

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11659
Lot no.: 99Country: MALTA
1916 (circa) undated stampless cover addressed to Italy (central fold) with blue crest 'OESTERR.LLOYD/TRIEST' on reverse flap struck by black boxed FREE/FROM/PRIOSNER/ OF WAR/.. h/s (POW-1) and struck by two magenta circular POST FREE/P.C./PRISONERS OF WAR h/s (POW-4b). Sent from Italian Prisoner Of War held at Malta.
Estimate: £285

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14512
Lot no.: 100Country: MALTA
1917 (MY.1.) use of stampless postcard addressed to UK depicting 'Chapel Of Bones-Malta' cancelled by s/r ARMY POST OFFICE/H.D.1. cds with violet three ringed ON ACTIVE SERICE/ MEDTn (with stars) cachet applied. Applied in Maltese hospitals for mail from the wounded.
Estimate: £40

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