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1937-1955 Old-time collection on six large hand-drawn album pages showing a good deal of completion, mostly mint or unused including some UPU Specimen overprints or perforations, many complete sets, plus some Aden Protectorate States, archival fresh colours, very fine and wonderful assembly (SG £2’650+)
1845 Basel Dove, the rare bright blue shade, fresh colours and very good margins all around with part of neighboring stamp at top, wonderful embossing of the dove, tied by red BASEL 5 DEC 1845 cds on folded local cover addressed to Herrn Mieg, illustrated on page 87 of the “Baslertaube” book by Werner Herold, described as from 1846, superb and rare in this quality, certificate Renggli (2003) and new certificate Marchand (2019) (SBK 8a. CHF 50’000)
1936 Berlin IMPERFORATE mini sheet (Mi. Block no.5) proof, showing the 4pf+3 cliché shifted downwards, ungummed, very fine and extremely rare, cert. Schlegel (1984) as a proof, cert. Senf (1969) as issued imperforate
1849-1940, Lot attractif de qq centaines de lettres dont cachets de gare, Bordeaux dont Yv. 44, insuff. affranchies, Chargé, Alsace 1871, Escadre de la Méd., etc., idéal pour détailler ou se faire plaisir
Plate 4 EB-FF, INVERTED WMK - BLOCK OF 10, EB touched at left, close to large margins other sides, 1844 Type cancellations, creased & with pin hole. A very rare multiple. RPS Cert. 1996. Cat. £8,500 as ten singles.
FRENCH PO IN BEYROUT MAIL/LIGNE DE SYRIE - Attractive 16 Oct. 1858 E (small faults) to Marseilles franked 40c (3) + 10c (3) with '3706' diamond numeral cancels with "BEYROUTH/SYRIE" (Pothion type B) cds and framed "PD" h.s. on front. Scarce. Cross Reference: SYRIA, LEBANON, FRENCH POST OFFICES ABROAD
1866-1967 Old-time collection on eight large hand-drawn album pages showing a good deal of completion, mostly mint including some UPU Specimen overprints, many complete sets, archival fresh colours, very fine and wonderful assembly (SG £3’080+)
1926 via Italian Ship Mail: For a very short period after King Ibn Saud’s victory, until the normal ferry service had been restored, mail from Jeddah to Egypt was carried by Italian mailboat. “SASSARI/PIROSCAFI POSTALE ITALIANO” (25.2) on First Nejd issue 2 Pi. block on cover via Port Taufiq (27.2) to Cairo, attractive and scarce
1920-23 Bradbury Wilkinson 2s6d in chocolate brown with MAJOR RE-ENTRY variety, mint nh, slight gum toning and the odd natural gum wrinkle, fine and scarce variety, ex Rossi, cert. RPS (1981) (SG £2’500)
1891 Enveloppe-lettre précurseur avec annonce E.L.P.A. N 200 non voyagée affranchie d’une 10 cent. N 46 perforé d’un losange central dans un cadre. L’éditeur ” La commerciale ” la diffusait dans les hôtels bruxellois et était gratuitement à disposition de la clientèle; Très nombreuses publicités dont illustrées Bicyclette, cigares, billard, chapellerie, chiens, chevaux … On connait 1 neuve et une voyagée. Grande rareté des lettres avec annonces.
** PLATE 11 MINT MARGINAL BLOCK OF 25 - from the right side of the sheet with full margin inc. part inscription, wmk inv & rev, showing slight adjustment of the sheet after the first strike of the perforator, part og with perf reinforcement, some units unmounted. SG£7500+.
1860-1998, Extensive and valuable used collection in six hingeless Marini albums, noted early issues including varieties usch as double-head, etc., noted 1879-82 used 2L, 1889 used 5L, 1922 Congresso Filatelico on card, 1921 Venezia Giulia in special booklet, 1924 Croceria Italiana 1924 set on cover, 1929 50L on cover to Brazil, airs incl. I-NANN triptych cover plus I-BISE triptych cover, also Rome-Mogadiscio flight with the 10L stamp. express stamps, some Republica Sociale, publicity, dues, lat
FRANKED OVERLAND MAIL - IOWA & OREGON; Pair with c1860 3c embossed env. to Portland with 'PAID/TRACY & CO/OREGON EXPRESS' imprint at top left and indicia with Portland cds and 4 Dec. 1860 env. to Mountain City (Kansas) franked 3c with "PAID" cancel and with "PACIFIC CITY/IOA" cds and oval "THE CENTRAL OVERLAND CALIFORNIA/& PIKES PEAK/EXPRESS COMPANY/[DATE]/ST JOSEPH.MO." d.s. on front. Scarce pair (2 covers)
DENMARK: 1858 OFFICIAL MAIL, Folded cover from Copenhagen to St.Thomas, marked “R.S.” (Royal Service), HAMBURG 17 JUL 1858 and LONDON JY18 58 transits alongside, carried by SS “Magdalena” from Southampton, arrival in St.Thomas on 18 February, fine and scarce
1929-32, Irish Acceptances via the London-India service, collection incl. 1929 (Apr 6) Imperial Airways 2nd Service, press photo of passengers boarding the plane, four covers 1929 Croydon-Karachi, 1929 (Dec 21) pair of covers sent on first flight Karachi-Dehli (very few known as it was only announced 5 days afterwards), 1929 (Dec 28) Karachi-Jodhpur and Karachi-Delhi extensions (14 + press photo), 1930 (Jan 9) Croydon-Delhi, etc., one underpaid and sent by surface mail, 3 with airmail labels obl
POLAND: 1934-81, Collection of Polish Football written up on 23 album pages, incl. 1934 cover sent to the Department for Sports, Warsaw Republic Stadium 1936 special cancel on postal stationery card on day Poland played Germany with ppc below, 1952 and 1955 Sports issues with stamps and FDCs, 1969 Rangers v Gornik Zabrze FC European Cup Winners’ Cup programme and three covers signed by the Gornik team that lost in the final, plus some later covers/stationery/cancels related to football and a cov
COLLECTION OF CHINESE RAILWAY POST OFFICE POSTMARKS - which are presented on FDC of the 'Types of Mail Transport' series c.1980, S.G. 2975 to 2978. Each cover is cancelled using the cancel from the railway post offices on the main rail network from Beijing to other main cities, (36 in total). Cross Reference: T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS, TRANSPORT, SHIPS/SHIPPING
1925 Commemorative issue to celebrate the victorious entry of Sultan Ibu Saud (later King Abdul Aziz) in Jeddah: 2 Pia. on Railway Fiscal 50 Pia. on cover to Egypt (1926), very fine attractive and rare as stamps from this scarce set (1800 printed) are very rarely found on covers
PARIS MAIL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD; Range with 15 Dec. 1790 EL within Paris with "Ass. Nationale.3." h.s. on front, 21 Nov. 1791 part E to Paris with rare "FONTAINEBLEAU" (Lenain 9) h.s. on front and rated '4' sols, 4 Dec. 1791 EL to Paris datelined at Vire (Normandy) with "P.P." (Lenain 45 - in use 1790-91) h.s. on front and rated '8' sols prepaid on the rear, 8 Dec. 1791 to Paris with "BAYEAUX" (Lenain 8) h.s. on front rated '8' sols and with circular "14" (day of month) h.s. on rear and 8
34 KOPEK RATE TO FRANCE; Attractive Nov. 1870 small env. (minor faults) to Nice franked 10k (3) + 3k + 1k tied by Odessa with additional strike and unframed "P.D." h.s. on front . Rear with Russian and French transit cds inc. Nice arrival cds. Appealing franking.
1966 WORLD CUP: Home made “20th Anniversary” cover celebrating the England victory signed by team with Banks, Cohen, Wilson, Styles, Bobby Moor, Ball, Bobby Charlton, Jackie Charlton, Peters, Hurst and Hunt, sent with England Winners franking with Wembley Middx cds on the day of the final, very fine
1862-64 4d red Plate 3, QG-RH block of four, large part original gum; folded through the horizontal perfs & small surface scuff on perfs at right, re-perforate left side, nevertheless a rare, attractive & desirable block, SG79. Cat. £10,000 Provenance: John O Griffiths, February 1981
QV-KGV MISCELLANY: SG 'New Imperial' album pages with mint & used ranges from various territories incl. Bahrain, Batum, Burma, Heligoland, Ireland & Kuwait. Also, a good selection of Cyprus with QV vals. to 12pi, KEVII to 18pi, KGV to 18pi, etc. (c.185)Cross Reference: CYPRUS, BURMA
GURA IALOMITEI: 1837 Postal document regarding a courier payment and containing two messages, the top message, dated April 25, is written by the Gura Ialomitei Post and confirms the receipt of 20 lei for a courier (stafeta) sent to the Calarasi Quarantine under No. 203, the second message below, dated April .., is written by the Gura Ialomitei Quarantine and confirms the receipt/handling of the said twenty lei, the document bears a 1834 type very clear, pictorial, negative seal of the Gura Ialom