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Empire Stamp Auctions

Postal auction closing: OCTOBER 28th 2022

                                                                                 

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Lot no.: 1Country: ADEN
(1858) circa cover addressed to Bombay bearing Indian 4a black adhesive (corner fault) cancelled by scarce '124' grilled bar cancellation for Aden (Proud type K2) and with large ADEN/B.P.P./Paid strike above in red (Proud PD1). The cover is signed at lower left corner and rated '4d' in red manuscript. Small 'thimble' BOMBAY arrival b/s dated DE.13 but year unclear. A scarce early cover.
Estimate: £450

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9301
Lot no.: 2Country: ADEN
1918 (JU.15.) use of picture postcard addressed to France bearing Indian 1a carmine tied by light ADEN cds (Aden not showing) but with clear double ringed POSTAL/ADEN/CENSOR handstamp applied at left in black. There is a light crease at right edge but this censor strike is very scarce.
Estimate: £285

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10320
Lot no.: 3Country: ADEN
1901 (20.4.) use of picture postcard addressed to Germany depicting view of Aden Town bearing German un-overprinted 5pfg green pair tied by DEUTSCH/SEEPOST/AUSTRALSCHT/HAUPTLINIE cancel with LEHE arrival.
Estimate: £55

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19642
Lot no.: 4Country: ADEN
1941 (JAN.18) cover to Tasmania (scarce) bearing 3as pair & 8as adhesives tied by MUKALLA cds with violet boxed (type 1) PASSED CENSOR/BY/No.10/ADEN h/s. Scarce village censor mail.
Estimate: £55

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19643
Lot no.: 5Country: ADEN
1944 (JA.3.) illustrated ON ACTIVE SERVICE 'Cigarette' thank you card addressed to UK and cancelled by light ADEN d/r cds.
Estimate: £45

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19644
Lot no.: 6Country: ADEN
1946 use of scarcer blue on greyish 'Honour' triangular stampless air letter addressed to UK & marked 'On Active Service' & cancelled by light No.11/R.A.F./POSTAL HQ h/s in bluish.
Estimate: £40

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19645
Lot no.: 7Country: ADEN
1951 50 cents black on 6a dark blue on greyish postal stationery surcharged airletter addressed to USA (genuine use) bearing additional 50c/8a adhesive tied ADEN and dated 28.MAR.52. H&G 3.
Estimate: £50

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19646
Lot no.: 8Country: ADEN
1952 50c on 6a dark blue on greyish overlay postal stationery air letter (24 1/2mm setting) addressed to USA (genuine use) and bearing additional 50c on 8a orange adhesive tied by ADEN cds dated 1.30.53. A scarce use. H&G 5.
Estimate: £75

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4151
Lot no.: 9Country: AITUTAKI
1918 (MY.12.) registered (Wilson) cover addressed to UK bearing AITUTAKI/ONE PENE overprint on 6d carmine New Zealand GV 'head' adhesive (SG 17a) tied by AITUTAKI/NZ cds with blue on white perforated 'blank' type 'R/43' registered label at left cancelled by AITUTAKI straight lined h/s.
Estimate: £80

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16399
Lot no.: 10Country: AITUTAKI
1920 1/- black and purple in fine mint condition showing the very rare DOUBLE FRAME error. Spectacular variety. SG 29.
Estimate: £350

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19647
Lot no.: 11Country: AITUTAKI
1927 (MR.10.) use of real picture postcard addressed to Austria depicting 'Aitutaki seen from the sea' (Navy personale on landing craft) bearing 1/2d 'pictorial' tied to picture side by s/r AITUTAKI cds and with a further strike on reverse. Postcards of Aitutaki are exceedingly rare.
Estimate: £120

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19648
Lot no.: 12Country: AITUTAKI
1934 (AP.18.) cover addressed to Switzerland bearing 3d yellow brown adhesive of New Zealand overprinted AITUTAKI in blue (SG 5) and cancelled by AITUTAKI.NZ cds. GLATTBRUGG arrival b/s.
Estimate: £150

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19649
Lot no.: 13Country: ANGUILLA
1967 (DEC.30.) long stampless cover addressed to UK cancelled by ANGUILLA/VALLEY cds with rare violet boxed VALLEY POSTAGE/W.I./ANGUILLA h/s alongside and without the usual manuscript postage annotation.
Estimate: £150

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19703
Lot no.: 14Country: ANGUILLA
1952 (AU.26.) registered (Wells) cover to UK bearing 2d and 3d adhesives tied by ANGUILLA VALLEY cds's with BASSETERRE/ST.KITTS transit cds alongside of the following day.
Estimate: £40

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19650
Lot no.: 15Country: ANGUILLA
1967 3c 'Independent Anguilla' overprint adhesive in unmounted mint condition showing the major variety WATERMARK INVERTED. Exceedingly scarce and unpriced by SG. SG 4w.
Estimate: £1250

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19633
Lot no.: 16Country: ANGUILLA
1967 15c pale green on light blue postal stationery aerogramme sheet addressed to St.Croix with long genuine message cancelled by ANGUILLA VALLEY cds dated JA.31.68. Only 100 examples of this stationery was printed making it one of the rarest QEII pieces of stationery. On January 4th 1968 St.Kitts had agreed to release all mails from Anguilla that had been held back over the previous 6 months but decreed that the holding of the overprinted stamps was illegal and prosecutable. No mention of the overprinted air letters were made. A rarity indeed. H&G FG2.
Estimate: £1000

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19806
Lot no.: 17Country: 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.
Estimate: £45

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9286
Lot no.: 18Country: ANGUILLA
1969 'Expiration Of Interim Agreement on Status' series of 15 values complete to the $5 each overprinted INDEPENDENCE/JANUARY 1969 on official pre-printed unaddressed first day cover. 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).The top values were unlisted by SG as they served no postal purpose. The stamps cancelled ANGUILLA/FIRST DAY OF ISSUE prior to the release day on January 17th. An interesting period of Anguilla's postal history.
Estimate: £75

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19813
Lot no.: 19Country: ANGUILLA
1969 (FEB.24.) cover addressed to USA bearing the 5c and 20c 'Independence/January 1969' overprint adhesives cancelled ANGUILLA/VALLEY. The 20c not being listed by SG. These stamps are very eluisive used on cover.
Estimate: £60

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19814
Lot no.: 20Country: ANGUILLA
1969 (FE.14.) cover addressed to USA bearing the 25c 'Independence/January 1969' overprint adhesive (SG 52i) cancelled ANGUILLA/VALLEY. These stamps are very elusive on cover.
Estimate: £50

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19815
Lot no.: 21Country: ANGUILLA
1969 (JAN.31.) cover addressed to USA bearing the 25c 'Independence/January 1969' overprint adhesive (SG 52i) cancelled ANGUILLA/VALLEY and struck at left by scarce three lined 1967-1969/ANGUILLA INDEPENDENCE/FROM ST.KITTS NEVIS h/s. These stamps are very eluisive used on cover.
Estimate: £75

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19816
Lot no.: 22Country: ANGUILLA
1969 (MAR.6.) cover addressed to USA bearing the 5c 'Independence/January 1969' overprint adhesive (SG 52e) alongside 10c pair of the Salt issue cancelled ANGUILLA/VALLEY. The Independence stamps being very elusive on cover.
Estimate: £50

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19651
Lot no.: 23Country: ANGUILLA
1976 2c on 1c 'New Constitution' (spear fishing) adhesive in fine unmounted mint condition showing the major error '2c OMITTED'. Unlisted by SG and very scarce. SG 224.
Estimate: £500

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19652
Lot no.: 24Country: ANGUILLA
1976 15c 'New Constitution' (cottage hospital extension) adhesive in fine unmounted mint condition showing the major error 15c BLOCKED OUT. Unlisted by SG. SG 232.
Estimate: £500

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19626
Lot no.: 25Country: ANTIGUA
1862 6d cut down sized DIE PROOF in black on thick card (25x28mm) in fine condition. Very scarce and ex Charles Freeland collection.
Estimate: £950

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16151
Lot no.: 26Country: ANTIGUA
1884-87 1d carmine-red in a fine bottom left mint block of 48 (6x8) of the 'Crown CA' perf 14 issue. Some minor perf separation and some light red colour from sheet below on gum. A scarce and attractive multiple. SG 25.
Estimate: £120

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14881
Lot no.: 27Country: 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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11861
Lot no.: 28Country: ANTIGUA
1930 (DE.13.) VIA PAA LINE first flight envelope addressed to Jamaica bearing 1 1/2d, 2d (x2), 6d and 1/- adhesives tied by ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA cds. Only 36 covers were flown. Scarce.
Estimate: £120

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19653
Lot no.: 29Country: ANTIGUA
1932 (NOV.18.) use of Leeward Islands 1 1/2d brown on cream postal stationery envelope (H&G 8) addressed to Harry Huber in USA cancelled by the very rare s/r LIBERTA/ANTIGUA cds. Proud type D2. Such a rare use of this stationery at Liberta.
Estimate: £350

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19654
Lot no.: 30Country: ANTIGUA
1931 (AU.20.) first flight cover addressed to Cuba bearing 1/2d, 1 1/2d, 2 1/2d and 6d with Leeward Island 5d 'key plate' issue by ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA cds and cacheted at left by large black FROM ANTIGUA/SPECIAL FLIGHT DO-X/PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS/COOPERATING AS SPECIAL AGENTS h/s. A scarce DO-X flight.
Estimate: £150

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7846
Lot no.: 31Country: ANTIGUA
1931 (FE.10.) registered first flight cover addressed to Venezuela bearing 1/2d,3d,6d and 1/- adhesives tied ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA with CARACAS arrival.
Estimate: £40

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14085
Lot no.: 32Country: ANTIGUA
1933 (JU.20.) local miniature (self addressed) 'return' cover addressed to 'The Library' bearing 2d adhesive tied by scarce s/r LIBERTA/ANTIGUA cds.
Estimate: £225

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14082
Lot no.: 33Country: ANTIGUA
1933 (JU.22.) local miniature (self addressed) 'return' cover addressed to 'The Library' bearing 3d adhesive tied by scarce s/r CEDAR GROVE/ANTIGUA cds.
Estimate: £225

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14083
Lot no.: 34Country: ANTIGUA
1933 (JU.22.) local miniature (self addressed) 'return' cover addressed to 'The Library' bearing 1d adhesive tied by scarce s/r FALMOUTH/ANTIGUA cds.
Estimate: £180

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14084
Lot no.: 35Country: ANTIGUA
1933 (JU.21.) local miniature (self addressed) 'return' cover addressed to 'The Library' bearing 2 1/2d adhesive tied by scarce s/r JOHNSONS POINT/ANTIGUA cds.
Estimate: £175

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19655
Lot no.: 36Country: ANTIGUA
1938 (NO.30.) use of coloured picture postcard addressed to Switzerland depicting 'Nelsons Dockyard-Antigua' and bearing 1/2d, 1d, 1 1/2d and 2d adhesives tied by two light strikes of the scarcer PARNHAM village strike. ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA transit b/s.
Estimate: £65

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19656
Lot no.: 37Country: ANTIGUA
1946 (DE.16.) cover addressed to UK bearing Victory pair tied in combination with Leeward 'key plate' 2/- and tied by d/r ST.JOHNS/ANTIGUA cds and with scarce black straight lined TRANSATLANTIC AIR instructional handstamp. Nice item.
Estimate: £85

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19778
Lot no.: 38Country: ASCENSION
1916 (FE.17.) long envelope registered to the Army and Navy Stores' in London bearing GB 1d red (x3) tied ASCENSION (SG Z40) and with blue on white blank type registered label at left similarly struck. Some surface marks but handstamped by scarce straight lined CENSORED strike in blue. A scarce genuinely censored WW1 Cover.
Estimate: £265

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19657
Lot no.: 39Country: ASCENSION
1923 (JU.13.) registered 'Wilson' cover addressed to UK bearing the 1922 first series 1/2d to 3d values (SG 1-5) individually cancelled by ASCENSION s/r cds's. This issue is very difficult on cover.
Estimate: £225

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19658
Lot no.: 40Country: ASCENSION
1933 1d grey-black and bright blue-green shade in a very fine mint corner marginal pair with one showing the CLEFT ROCK variety from Row 6/1. A rare variety on this shade. SG 11dc.
Estimate: £800

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19659
Lot no.: 41Country: ASCENSION
1932 (FE.22.) registered cover addressed to UK bearing 5d 'badge of colony' adhesive (SG 15d) tied by oval REGISTERED/ASCENSION cancel with blue on white perfoarted R/ASCENSION/No. label at left numbered '9' .
Estimate: £135

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19791
Lot no.: 42Country: ASCENSION
1937 (SP.30.) registered cover addressed to Switzerland bearing he 'Coronation' trio (SG 35-37) tied ASCENSION and struck at lower right by red boxed POSTED OUT/OF COURSE instructional h/s. Likely to have been posted in a post box in error as there is no registration label having '57' applied in blue crayon.
Estimate: £65

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19660
Lot no.: 43Country: ASCENSION
1941 (SP.17.) cover addressed to UK from 'Staff Sgt A.Roberts of the Royal Engineers' bearing 1/- adhesive tied ASCENSION and struck on reverse side by rare OFFICER COMMANDING TROOPS h/s in violet with 'Censored By' written in manuscript above. Civilian censorship had been suspended from November 1940 until March 1942 although this did not apply to military personnel. One of only five recorded examples of this censorship.
Estimate: £650

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19730
Lot no.: 44Country: AUSTRALIA
1911 1d red on white postal stationery postcard addressed to Victor Harbor and cancelled by KOONIBRA/Sth VICTORIA cds dated 31.MR.13. H&G 1.
Estimate: £40

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16041
Lot no.: 45Country: AUSTRALIA
1914 1d IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF (SG type 5a) in black on a thick glazed card produced by Perkins, Bacon & Co. Fine and scarce.
Estimate: £250

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6945
Lot no.: 46Country: AUSTRALIA
1915 (31.V.) stampless cover addressed to Cemaphore in South Australia marked 'On Active Service' with large violet ringed FIRST AUSTRALIA GENERAL HOSPITAL cachet at left (signed in centre) Cancelled by HELOPOLIS cds and with SOUTH AUSTRALIA arrival on reverse dated 4.JUL.15. Australian troops stationed in Egypt during WWI.
Estimate: £50

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15868
Lot no.: 47Country: AUSTRALIA
1918 (JU.30.) use of GB 'GV' 2d black on cream registered postal stationery envelope addressed to UK cancelled by FIELD POST OFFICE/197 cds with violet crowned PASSED/BY/CENSOR/No.3998 h/s at lower left and with scarce black on pink AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/R. No. label at top left. A nice use of this GB stationery envelope in Australia during the First World War.
Estimate: £80

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15869
Lot no.: 48Country: AUSTRALIA
1920 (APR.19.) use of stampless picture postcard addressed to UK depicting 'Cape Town Pier' and cancelled by CAPE TOWN KAAPSTAD roller slogan strike with scarce black ON ACTIVE SERVICE/ FRANKED BY/MILITARY SECRETARY A.I.F.' boxed handstamp at right signed by the secretary for the Australian Imperial Forces.
Estimate: £125

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12544
Lot no.: 49Country: AUSTRALIA
1930 2 1/2d red on cream postal stationery envelope with black saftey print inside addressed to Melbourne and bearing an additional 3d 'Air Mail Service' block of four (SG 115) tied by AIR MAIL/SYDNEY NSW cds and struck below by violet boxed AIR SERVICE/NOT AVAILABLE instructional h/s. The reason for no flights between Sydney and Melbourne on this day being unclear but certainly a rare and interesting aviation item. H&G 22d.
Estimate: £110

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19731
Lot no.: 50Country: AUSTRALIA
1934 2/- black on cream complete BOOKLET contain two panes of six of the 2d scarlet 'head' adhesive (SG 127). Few minor faults as one would expect from a early booklet but complete and scarce. SG SB26b.
Estimate: £550

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7357
Lot no.: 51Country: AUSTRALIA
1935 (AUG.11.) illustrated 'Wreck Rocket mail' envelope from the Queensland Air Mail Society bearing the red on white (triangular) MAHENO-FRASER ISLAND imperforate label tied by special violet commemoration cachet and with 1/2d orange 'head' adhesive added the following day and cancelled PIALBA/QUEENSLAND cds. Only 750 covers flown. Eustis type R2.
Estimate: £60

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7358
Lot no.: 52Country: AUSTRALIA
1935 (AUG.11.) illustrated 'Wreck Rocket Mail' envelope from the Queensland Air Mail Society bearing the green on white (triangular) MAHENO-FRASER ISLAND imperforate label tied by special violet commemoration cachet and with 1d green 'head' adhesive added the following day and cancelled PIALBA/QUEENSLAND cds. Only 750 covers flown. Eustis type R3.
Estimate: £60

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19732
Lot no.: 53Country: AUSTRALIA
1941 (25.3.) cover addressed to a 'Lt J.S.Cumpston at 7th Division (A.I.F.Abroad)' Melbourne and bearing 9d adhesive tied by BERRA-A.U.T. cds. The reverse side is struck by the scarce NOT OPENED BY CENSOR/2 roller strike. (Little type H2-12).
Estimate: £85

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18631
Lot no.: 54Country: AUSTRALIA - (New South Wales)
1883 (AU.25.) cover addressed to UK bearing the 8d golden yellow adhesive tied by oval three ringed 'NSW' cancel with SYDNEY strike alongside. Marked 'Per Australia via Brindisi'. A scarce and attractive 8d rate cover.
Estimate: £150

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15093
Lot no.: 55Country: AUSTRALIA - (New South Wales)
1897 2d DIE PROOF (SG type 63) printed in violet on surfaced card (40mm x 42mm). Fine and scarce.
Estimate: £200

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18624
Lot no.: 56Country: AUSTRALIA - (South Australia)
1908 1d carmine on white special AUSTRALIANS WELCOME AMERICANS 1908 postal stationery postcard in fine unused condition produced to welcome the American fleet. A scarce card. H&G 9.
Estimate: £300

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18625
Lot no.: 57Country: AUSTRALIA - (South Australia)
1911 3d olive green on white laid paper with pointed flap 'QV' registered postal stationery envelope in fine unused condition. Two very light tone spots otherwise fine and scarce. H&G 1.
Estimate: £120

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17292
Lot no.: 58Country: AUSTRALIA - (Tasmania)
1852 (OCT.8.) entire addressed to UK rated '8' in manuscript and struck by red circular GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN/VDL strike with a further part strike below.
Estimate: £200

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17526
Lot no.: 59Country: AUSTRALIA - (Tasmania)
1866 (OC.26.) entire addressed to UK marked 'Per Madera Via Marseilles' and bearing 4d blue 'Van Diems Land' adhesive alongside 6d grey tied by barred duplex's and with scarce red GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN crowned cancel below.
Estimate: £265

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19591
Lot no.: 60Country: BAHAMAS
1855 'Chalon Head' vignette with neckless DIE PROOF in black in oval surround printed on cream (41x41mm) card. Very small tone spot at lower left otherwise a fine and very scarce proof.
Estimate: £450

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19673
Lot no.: 61Country: BAHAMAS
1894 2d ultramarine on cream registered postal stationery envelope (sixz G) addressed to Holland. The cover has been affected with age tone spotting but bears 2 1/2d adhesive tied by nice '27' barred duplex with s/r INAGUA proving cds alongside dated MR.19.02. Red 'R/NEW YORK/EXCHANGE' registered label applied in transit. A scarce use from Inagua. H&G 1.
Estimate: £225

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19661
Lot no.: 62Country: BAHAMAS
1901 1d red on thick cream woved paper postal stationery envelope registered to USA bearing additional 1d pair tied by ROCK SOUND/BAHAMAS cds dated 14.AUG.17. A scarce registered village use of this stationery. H&G 1.
Estimate: £225

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19662
Lot no.: 63Country: BAHAMAS
1907 (FE.23.) cover addressed to Austria bearing 1/2d (x5) and 1d (x2) adhesives (SG 71+72) tied by various GOVERNORS HARBOUR/BAHAMAS cds's.
Estimate: £80

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19663
Lot no.: 64Country: BAHAMAS
1909 (JU.5.) use of picture postcard addressed to South Africa depicting 'Fort Firecastle, Nassau' and bearing Edw VII 1d tied to picture side by scarce NICHOLLS TOWN/ANDROS ISLAND cds with similar strike alongside. NASSAU transit b/s and WILLOWMORE arrival. A nice card.
Estimate: £165

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19664
Lot no.: 65Country: BAHAMAS
1912 (MR.7.) local cover addressed to Spencers Point at Abaco bearing 1/2d green (SG 71) tied by scarce LONG BAY CAY/ANDROS ISLANDS cds (Proud type D2) with NASSAU transit at left dated 11.MR.12 and with SPENCERS POINT arrival below. The cover was not delivered and was struck at Spencers Point (16.MR.12) by two UNCLAIMED handstamps. One struck in violet the other in black. Proud type I2. A very rare internal unclaimed cover from this Lumber Camp at Spencers.
Estimate: £385

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19635
Lot no.: 66Country: BAHAMAS
1918 1/2d green in fine mint condition overprinted WAR TAX but with major variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. These stamps were originally listed as SG 91a and were certified as genuine by both the RPS and BPA although now SG make a note in their listing that they now consider then to be forgeries. A scarce stamp what ever and cost the vendor in excess of 1000.
Estimate: £125

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19636
Lot no.: 67Country: BAHAMAS
1918 1d carmine in fine mint condition overprinted WAR TAX but with major variety OVERPRINT INVERTED. These stamps were originally listed as SG 92a and were certified as genuine by both the RPS and BPA although now SG make a note in their listing that they now consider them to be forgeries. A scarce stamp what ever and cost the vendor in excess of 1000.
Estimate: £125

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18469
Lot no.: 68Country: BAHAMAS
1920 (OCT.9.) cover addressed to USA bearing 1d 'Peace' adhesive tied HARBOUR ISLAND/ BAHAMAS and struck at left by rare violet boxed IN YOUR TRAVELS VISIT/PICTURESQUE DUNMORE TOWN/HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS/THE IDEAL HEALTH RESORT. Proud type HS1.
Estimate: £250

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18470
Lot no.: 69Country: BAHAMAS
1925 (MAR.17.) registered (Iremonger) cover addressed to UK bearing 6d adhesive tied by scarce violet FRESH CREEK/ANDROS ISLAND cds with additional strike alongside. Proud type D2.
Estimate: £165

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19625
Lot no.: 70Country: BAHAMAS
1927 (MAY.28.) cover addressed to USA bearing 1d adhesive tied by neat ARTHURS TOWN/ BAHAMAS cds with a further strike alongside. A scarce cancel from Cat Sound.
Estimate: £95

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19779
Lot no.: 71Country: BAHAMAS
1947 (MAY.10.) local cover bearing 1/2d green tied by scarce oval ROLLE TOWN/BAHAMAS 'trd' cancel in black. Proud type D1. The population of Rolle Town would have been very small and mails elusive.
Estimate: £80

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17656
Lot no.: 72Country: BAHRAIN
1939 cover addressed to USA bearing GV 3a tied with KGVI 1/2a adhesive by d/r BAHRAIN cds and struck on the reverse by violet boxed PASSED BY CENSOR/BAHRAIN handstamp. Annotated on reverse 'S.S. Steel Ranger' and with red on cream crested OPENED BY CENSOR/9 censor label of India with violet triangular PASSED/CENSOR/9/KARACHI strike at lower left. A very scarce early censor cover from Bahrain.
Estimate: £350

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19705
Lot no.: 73Country: BAHRAIN
1942 (NOV.13.) use of illustrated 'Xmas Greetings' letter card addressed to UK bearing 3a yellow green adhesive (SG 26 - scarce) tied by wavy lined C-BASE POST OFFICE cancel with red crowned PASSED BY CENSOR/No.4229 strike at left. Written by a trooper of the Pai Force mails from Bahrain were dealt with by the Forces Postal Service through Basra. A very scarce use.
Estimate: £285

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8137
Lot no.: 74Country: BAHRAIN
1951 (JAN.20.) registered cover addressed to USA bearing 10/- (SG 60a) tied by scarce s/r MUHARRAQ S.O./BAHRAIN cds with blue on white R/BAHRAIN 2/No. label at left. (Don type 23).
Estimate: £650

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17727
Lot no.: 75Country: BAHRAIN
1953 (OC.12.) cover addressed to Austria marked 'By RAF Baq to London' bearing 'value only' 2 1/2a on 2 1/2d 'Coronation' adhesives (x3) tied by two FIELD POST OFFICE/551 cds used by troops stationed in Bahrain. FPO/754 arrival b/s with WIEN 66 cds. A scarce use of these value only stamps in Bahrain.
Estimate: £150

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6615
Lot no.: 76Country: 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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11766
Lot no.: 77Country: 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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19641
Lot no.: 78Country: BARBADOS
1831 (AUG.31.) entire addressed to UK rated '4/4d' in manuscript and having been written at 'Cabbage Tree Halt' a rare origin in the Apes Hill in St.James and with large part BARBADOS fleuron on reverse side. A scarce origin from Sir Reynold Haynes Bart with regards to the 1831 Hurricane that swept over Barbados killing over 1500 residents.
Estimate: £120

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19640
Lot no.: 79Country: BARBADOS
1832 (OCT.21.) entire addressed to UK rated '2/3d' in manuscript written at Rivers Bay located on the North tip of the island and with small part of BARBADOS fleuron h/s on reverse side. A scarce origin from Sir Reynold Haynes Bart with regard to the hurricane that swept over Barbados in Aug 1831.
Estimate: £85

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14113
Lot no.: 80Country: BARBADOS
1856 (OC.21.) entire addressed to Trinidad bearing a nice four margined 1d pale blue (SG 9) imperforate adhesive tied by '1' duplex. Rated '4' in manuscript and with double arc BARBADOS cancel on reverse. This strike having only been placed at the Bridgetown Post Office the day prior to this sailing. A nice inter-island mailing to Trinidad.
Estimate: £285

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19295
Lot no.: 81Country: BARBADOS
1858 (AU.27.) cover addressed to UK rated '6' in manuscript and struck on the front by scarce crown PAID/AT/BARBADOS h/s in red (SG CC1) with BARBADOS double arc b/s. Sent via St.Vincent on the 'Derwent' with ST.VINCENT transit b/s. The cover would have been transferred to the 'Maddalena' which departed for Southampton on August 31st.
Estimate: £385

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19628
Lot no.: 82Country: BARBADOS
1860 use of outer wrapper (ex small part of reverse) bearing 6d pale rose red (SG 11) tied by neat '1' duplex and with red LONDON/PAID cds alongside dated AP.26.60. Double arc BARBADOS b/s the wrapper has two vertical folds one going through the adhesive. Marked 'Per mail' in manuscript. A nice early cover.
Estimate: £150

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19752
Lot no.: 83Country: BARBADOS
1862 (AUG.2.) entire addressed to Trinidad rated '4' in blue crayon and bearing 1d blue (SG 23) tied by '1' duplex and with double arc BARBADOS cancel at left. Rated '4' blue manuscript and struck by blue oval 'B.I.& Co.' handstamp at lower left. Carried on the RMSP Wye via Windward Islands on route 5.
Estimate: £285

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19231
Lot no.: 84Country: BARBADOS
1866 (MY.10.) cover addressed to UK bearing 1/- black 'hope' adhesive tied by '10' parish duplex of ST.PETER (Proud type K2) with thimble BARBADOS/1 transit b/s. Red LONDON/PAID strike on front and ASHBOURNE arrival b/s. A scarce parish use of this adhesive on cover.
Estimate: £450

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7215
Lot no.: 85Country: BARBADOS
1868 (MR.11.) outer wrapper addressed to UK bearing 1/- black 'britannia' adhesive (SG 35) tied by fine open 'boot heel' strike with s/r BARBADOS b/s and LIVERPOOL arrival.
Estimate: £225

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19674
Lot no.: 86Country: BARBADOS
1869 (JA.9.) 'PRINTED CIRCULAR' wrapper addressed to Nova Scotia rated '1' with the use of black rubber handstamp and bearing (1d) blue on edge cancelled by '1' bootheel strike. The stamps were applied over the edge to affix to the newspaper contents and as such the back of the wrapper was torn on opening. This has been neatly repaired with stamp hinge and is common to these wrappers. Barbados/1 b/s and ST.THOMAS transit cds with ANNAPOLIS double arc arrival. A scarce use.
Estimate: £285

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16148
Lot no.: 87Country: BARBADOS
1869 'Officers' cover sent from Bridgetown to Kent in UK bearing 6d bright orange 'seated hope' adhesive paying the privilege rate (normal packet post being 1/-) cancelled by '1' bootheel duplex. Endorsed 'Officers Letter/From Surgeon Major Poole' and self certified 'Principal Medl Officer/ Barbados' at lower left. Ex part of reverse edge missing but a scarce and still attractive item. Ex Osborn collection.
Estimate: £550

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19753
Lot no.: 88Country: BARBADOS
1873 (DE.29.) pre-printed commercial cover to Trinidad marked 'Printed Matter Only' bearing perforated 1d blue (SG 48 - top edge fault) cancelled by double arc BARBADOS cancel with additional strike alongside. Sent by William Laurie in Bridgetown and carried on the RMSP Tyne. A pretty inter-island cover.
Estimate: £150

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19627
Lot no.: 89Country: BARBADOS
1874 (JU.29.) use of outer wrapper addressed to UK marked 'Per mail' and bearing a fine pair of the 1/- black 'Britannia' adhesive tied by double arc BARBADOS cancel.
Estimate: £265

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19326
Lot no.: 90Country: BARBADOS
1874 1/- rate cover addressed to UK bearing two 6d orange-vermilion 'britannia' adhesives tied by s/r BARBADOS cds with code '1' inserted. This paying the 1/- double packet rate. A lovely cover.
Estimate: £450

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17171
Lot no.: 91Country: BARBADOS
1876 (JU.29.) entire addressed to UK from the 'Locust Hall Estate' bearing a fine example of the 1/- violet (SG 71) cancelled by open 'bootheel' duplex with BARBADOS cds alongside.
Estimate: £285

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19751
Lot no.: 92Country: BARBADOS
1878 (JY.10.) use of pretty 'mourning' cover addressed to UK bearing 1/- purple (SG 81) tied by open 'boot heel' strike and with BARBADOS s/r cds alongside. Red LONDON/PAID arrival cancel at lower right. A scarce and early use of this 1/- on cover. Carried on the 'Arno' to St.Thomas and then onwards to Plymouth on the 'Moselle'.
Estimate: £250

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17302
Lot no.: 93Country: BARBADOS
1878 (SP.9.) use of commercial pre-addressed cover to Newfoundland bearing a fine pair of the 1d grey adhesive tied by open 'bootheel' strike with BARBADOS cds alongside. Circular US '5' rated mark and with manuscript 'Per Bahamas/ViaNew York' and with ST.JOHNS/NEWFD transit b/s.
Estimate: £485

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18586
Lot no.: 94Country: BARBADOS
1881 (SP.28.) 'Mourning' cover addressed to UK bearing 4d carmine adhesive tied by open bootheel cancel with s/r BARBADOS cds alongside. Some light ageing but a scarce early cover at the 4d rate and was noted as being one of two known covers existing from the 2nd sailing after Barbados joined the UPU.
Estimate: £300

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19789
Lot no.: 95Country: BARBADOS
1891 (MY.9.) cover addressed to UK bearing 1d adhesive tied by open boot heel strike with BARBADOS cds alongside and with violet commercial 'W.P.LEACOCK & Co./SHIP BROKERS' cachet at left.
Estimate: £40

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11892
Lot no.: 96Country: BARBADOS
1892 1d violet surcharge on the outward section of the 1 1/2d lilac reply type p'card addressed to UK & cancelled by BARBADOS cds dated AU.5.92. A scarce contemporary use of this card. H&G 7.
Estimate: £80

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19225
Lot no.: 97Country: BARBADOS
1913 1d red on buff postal stationery postcard addressed to South Africa bearing additional 1/4d brown adhesive tied BARBADOS/GPO and dated 10.AU.20. A scarce uprated use. H&G 12.
Estimate: £55

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7945
Lot no.: 98Country: BARBADOS
1922 (AU.21.) stampless envelope addressed to USA marked 'O.S.' and cancelled by single ringed BARBADOS/GPO cds and struck by scarce 'AR' (avis Reception) instructional handstamp. (Proud type AR1).
Estimate: £165

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16186
Lot no.: 99Country: BARBADOS
1940 (FE.2.) commercial 'Garniner Austin & Co Ltd/Barbados' airmail cover addressed to USA bearing 6d pair and 'assembly' 2 1/2d adhesives tied GPO/BARBADOS. The cover struck by TOO-LATE h/s at left and held for a further 3 days with additional 4d black and 1/2d 'assembly' adhesives added making up a 1/7d rating and cancelled by similar strike but dated 5th Feb.
Estimate: £165

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9962
Lot no.: 100Country: BARBADOS
1942 (DE.22) commercial cover to Trinidad from Canada but posted out of course & receiving a fine strike of the rare black boxed MISSENT TO/BARBADOS h/s on front. GPO PORT OF SPAIN/TRINIDAD arrival b/s dated JA.2.43.
Estimate: £265

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