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Worldwide Collections and Large Lots continued...

WORLDWIDE COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1621 ogO   Worldwide eclectic balance of a major consignment consisting of thousands of stamps on pages, stockbooks and albums housed in four cartons, perhaps the most common theme to this lot's contents is that nearly everything is from either an island or some other remote location (the only exception being a seven volume collection of France), literally almost anything can be in here from interesting French Colonies (with some better early Guadeloupe, with varieties), to an accumulation of Seychelles and Mauritius in glassines (some better stamps and catalog alone on this group is in excess of $3,000.00), also noted are mint accumulations of British Antarctic Territories, Norfolk, Pitcairn and St. Helena, there is even a nice used accumulation of Falkland Islands with some better cancels, a Mauritius town cancel collection, as well as Wallis and Futuna collections, etc.; because of its mixed nature examination is essential, but will reveal some very interesting and useful material. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1622 og/nhO   Worldwide small better mint sets and singles group, rather eclectic in nature, but contains better sets and selected singles and souvenir sheets from Austria ("Osterreich" overprints on Hitler Mark values), Bosnia, China (PRC), Germany (largely a small specialized group of the various 1937 Hitler souvenir sheets - some collected for special cancels), two choice never hinged 3M and 5M Kaiser Yacht stamps of German South-west Africa, Iran (couple high catalog sets), and concluding with a North Vietnam souvenir sheet, all mint with o.g., a number n.h., fine-very fine. $2,800.00+

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1623 ogO   Worldwide lot of mint and used seven stockbooks or albums, plus a few loose items, much is British Commonwealth including G.B., useful Canada including a well centered used $5.00 Jubilee, Cape of Good Hope, a sound three-margin Ceylon 4p Rose, some mint and used sets from the first half of the 20th century including all of the King Edward VII issues of Gambia used, as well as used classics including many from Victoria and a reconstructed sheet of New South Wales 1852 2p Blue, plus an interesting selection of Germany WWI occupation stamps and covers, a few German States, some proofs and more, early issues in typical mixed condition, the 20th century is generally fine-very fine; overall a most useful lot with high salability. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1624 og   Worldwide voluminous collection of mostly modern mint, with over 30 albums of stamps, most are single countries containing stamps issues in the last 20 years, however there are better early stamps from U.S., Canada, Russia and Poland, the latter having some better souvenir sheets from the 1930's, also numerous stockbooks and several stockbooks of first day covers, includes some U.S. mint face, o.g., overwhelmingly never hinged, fine-very fine. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1625 ogO   Worldwide miscellaneous lot filling two boxes, includes some Scott Specialty albums, some a little sparse but we note some useful Germany, also several hundred dollar face value of U.S. mint sheet and plate strips (a few are just faintly stuck to interleaving), and more, mixed condition. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1626 ogOc   Worldwide balance of stamps and covers, includes a mint Trieste collection, a stockbook with some useful stamps, U.S. mint sheets, covers includes early U.S. with a few illustrated noted, mixed condition. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1627 ogO   Worldwide lot of mostly mint, much is modern issues including some sheets, but we also note a few better items including European sets from the 1950's and Iceland, o.g., much n.h., generally fine-very fine. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction
1628 ogO   Worldwide collection in an old 1899 Scott album, with several hundred stamps from various countries including U.S., also a few stockpages of stamps including some Hawaii, mixed condition. Est. $200-300

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
WORLDWIDE COVER LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1629 c   Worldwide Whaling mail postal history group of over 75 items, a wonderfully diverse assemblage of items relating to the whaling industry, about half being early 20th century picture post cards depicting whales(naturally) and many of the various whaling ships, but also includes several better and scarce whaling covers with one as early as a lovely 1822 crowned "Ship Letter" from Talcahuano to London (nice contents), we also note a couple of very nice 1933-34 Falkland Islands franked covers used from South Georgia to whaling partners in Norway, there is even a small specialized group of elusive 1938-39 covers from various ships in the German Whaling Fleet, fine-very fine. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1630 c   Worldwide maritime wreck covers, a small but scarce selection of six covers all recovered from wrecks of maritime vessels, begins with August 1871 cover from Great Britain to Rio de Janeiro, recovered from the leaking H.M.S. "Mergaera" which beached and was ultimately abandoned on St. Pauls Island, 1908 U.S. cover recovered from the wreck of the S.S. "Aeon" near Christmas Island, 1951 wreck of the "Tornquist" which ran aground at Cape Constance, 1960 M.V. "Thala Dan" which sprang some plates allowing water in the hold (with "Damaged by/Water" handstamp), 1972 U.S. cover from Antarctic with "Soiled in Post Office/by having furnace/trouble" three line handstamp, and concluding with a 1989 cover from the "Albratross", whose mail bag fell into the sea during a mail transfer from one vessel to another, fine-very fine. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1631 c   Worldwide first flight cover collection of about 500 most different neatly arranged alphabetically in seven cover albums, mainly from the late 1920s and early 1930s, though some are as late as 1941, excellent range, with a wide variety of originating countries, Canada is well represented with about 100 covers, including several with air post semi-official stamps tied, most with flight cachets and other appropriate markings, better items include nine different India 1920 Bombay-Karachi experimental flights and an example of the 1933 Italian Air Cruise flight (AAMC #1184), and four examples of the 1931 Post and Gatty Round the World flight (AAMC #1141), also a few Polar covers, mostly fine-very fine. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1632 c   Worldwide cover accumulation of approximately 165 covers, the common thread among these covers is that none of them are "common", with an exceptionally interesting range of usages, time periods, covers to and from remote locations, some scarce flight covers (two Russian Polar Zeppelin covers noted), military and naval usages, nice range of late 19th century Russian postal cards, better Falkland Islands frankings (including two rare 1891 1p bisect usages, both faulty), early Senegal covers, in short just about anything will be in here, condition largely fine-very fine; an eBay retailer's dream lot with plenty of potential. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1633 c   Worldwide interesting cover lot of several hundred, includes some 19th century Italian States, Canada and Great Britain (latter including two with a Penny Black), some early 20th century British Colonies, Canada first day covers from the 1930s, plus some Israel including forerunners, interim period and early first day covers, also some early postcards, mixed condition with majority fine-very fine. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction

Antarctica

1826 JAMES WEDDELL LETTER
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1634   James Weddell (1787-1834) Autographed letter signed, fascinating letter dated August 16, 1826, from one of the earliest explorers of the Antarctic, complete folded entire
addressed to William Jerdan, the editor of the Literary Gazette in EdinJames Weddell (1787-1834) Autographed letter signed, fascinating letter dated August 16, 1826, from one of the earliest explorers of the Antarctic, complete folded entire addressed to William Jerdan, the editor of the Literary Gazette in Edinburgh, with postal markings, some edge tears and light staining, still quite fine.In the contents of the letter Weddell canvasses for notice for his pamphlet on reaching the South Pole, and for a 'way of drawing attention on the leading men in office to a southern voyage of discovery'. After reporting on his failed attempt to gain election as Superintendent of Leith docks, and on the wreck of a ship off Patagonia, Weddell discusses the printing of a 'Tract' (his Observations on the probablitity of reaching the South Pole) then at the press, for which the 'mathematical part' has been checked by 'one of the calculators of the nautical Almanack'; although '(Sir W.E.) Parry's intended attempt on the pole may make the Tract worth reading', he requests a notice in Jerdan's Gazette. Weddell's health has been drunk at a recent gathering in Scotland, but he remained conscious that "The Admiralty have not yet taken official notice of my voyage, because I suppose, it did not in any shape emanate from themselves"; he will nevertheless offer his services. 'If you can suggest any more advisable way of drawing attention of the leading men in office to a southern voyage of discovery, I shall feel additionally obliged'.Weddell made two Antarctic voyages, both undertaken as commercial sealing voyages: on his first, 1819-21, he discovered the South Orkney Islands; on the second, 1822-24, he examined the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, the South Shetlands, South Georgia and the South Orkney's, and proceeded to the furthest southern latitude yet achieved, 74 degrees 15'; both a sea and a seal are named after him. Although he published an account of his second voyage in 1825, as well as the pamphlet referred to, official support eluded him and he never returned to the Antarctic. An incredibly early artifact from one of the first to explore the Antarctic. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1838-1842 WILKES EXPEDITION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1635 c   September 19, 1838 Cover and complete letter written aboard the U.S. Brig Porpoise while on the 1838-42 Exploration of the Antarctic, one of the few known pieces of mail from
the first official United States exploring expedition to include AntaSeptember 19, 1838 Cover and complete letter written aboard the "U.S. Brig Porpoise" while on the 1838-42 Exploration of the Antarctic, one of the few known pieces of mail from the first official United States exploring expedition to include Antarctica, dispatched free back to the States via an incoming vessel to New York (December 5, 1838) from Funchal, Madeira (letter headed as such), to a sitting Member of the House (A.P. Maury) from Tennessee, from the expedition ship USS Porpoise officer (and relative to Maury), Lt. Claiborne, giving an account from September 1838, just prior to the squadron's southward heading to Antarctica; ex-"Polaris" Collection; also accompanied a trio of stampless covers (without contents) and all addressed to, or sent from, members of the 1838-42 Wilkes Antarctic Expedition, including two to Captain Charles Wilkes himself, and one to E.E. Herrick from Charles Pickering, a member of the scientific party, with manuscript notation "U.S. Explor. Exped./Callas, South America: July 8, 1839", very fine. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1840-1847 HMS BEAGLE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1636 c   An amazing trio of letters all related to the discovery ship HMS Beagle, two are addressed to John Lort Stokes, while captain aboard the Beagle in 1840 and 1843, the Beagle
was famous for accompanying Charles Darwin in 1831 when it wasAn amazing trio of letters all related to the discovery ship HMS "Beagle", two are addressed to John Lort Stokes, while captain aboard the Beagle in 1840 and 1843, the Beagle was famous for accompanying Charles Darwin in 1831 when it was surveying the Falklands and the west coast of South America, the 1840 letter was written by W. Walker and headed "Hydrographic Office Admiralty", in which Walter thanks Stokes for his report on the Adelaide and Victoria Rivers, which promises 'important results in inducing settlers to that part of Australia', it also refers to the Hydrographic Office continuing its slow work on publishing charts and plans of South America and the Falkland Islands under the command of Captain FitzRoy; the 1843 letter is also addressed to Captain Stokes while on the Beagle and was written by A. Thom, in it he writes about a recent hurricane near Mauritius which the Beagle encountered returning home from their survey of the coasts of Australia.The third cover and contents was written by Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy to Captain Stokes in 1847, FitzRoy, who was Governor of New Zealand (1843-45), writes to his successor as captain of the Beagle to congratulate him on his appointment to survey New Zealand.All three letters were acquired in the September 23, 2004 Christies sale Travel and Exploration Sale (lots 64-66), for a total hammer price of £8,000, plus the buyer's premium. Additional details of the contents of all three letters is available upon request. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1873-1876 HMS CHALLENGER
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1637 c   1873-76 Voyage of HMS Challenger, three remarkable seamans concessionary mail rate covers from this famous world cruise, all three from the same correspondence and written by
S.S.A. Matkin who was serving on the Challenger, and all with Gr1873-76 Voyage of HMS "Challenger", three remarkable seaman's concessionary mail rate covers from this famous world cruise, all three from the same correspondence and written by S.S.A. Matkin who was serving on the Challenger, and all with Great Britain 1p stamps tied upon entry into the civilian mails, one docketed at St. Vincent (1873 backstamp), southward bound, another docketed 1874 at Hong Kong (soiling and back flap missing), and the third dated 1876 at Montevideo on the return from the Antarctic area, fine; an incredible group of rare and desirable relics from this important exploration which visited Heard Island, Kerguelen and other areas of the Antarctic. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1638 c   1873-76 Voyage of HMS Challenger, 1876 cover addressed and written by Professor C. Wyville Thompson, F.R.S., to his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, while aboard the H.M.S.
Challenger off the coast of Montevideo, Thompson headed a team of civil1873-76 Voyage of HMS "Challenger", 1876 cover addressed and written by Professor C. Wyville Thompson, F.R.S., to his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, while aboard the H.M.S. Challenger off the coast of Montevideo, Thompson headed a team of civilian scientists on the Challenger which left London in 1872 on a lengthy voyage to survey the North and South Atlantic Oceans, cover franked with three Great Britain 1872 4p Vermilion, plate 13, and tied by three neat and bold strikes of "466" barred numeral postmarks, carried to Liverpool per ship's bag in the P.S.N.C. Sorata, with red "Paid/Liverpool/P.S. Packet/17 Mr 76" c.d.s., backstamped upon arrival, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1874 FRENCH EXPEDITION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1639 c   1874-75 French Expedition to view the transit of Venus, petite 1874 cover bearing on reverse the fancy circular cachet Passages De Venus Sur Le SoleilMission a Saint Paul in
blue with snake wrapped around anchor, applied to cover that was pass1874-75 French Expedition to view the transit of Venus, petite 1874 cover bearing on reverse the fancy circular cachet "Passages De Venus Sur Le Soleil/Mission a Saint Paul" in blue with snake wrapped around anchor, applied to cover that was passing through the French Antarctic Territories in 1874 to view the transit of Venus in the sky by a team of French astronomers, franked with French 1874 25c Blue on front and tied by anchor in dots cancel, matching "Cor. d'arm/Lig. T Paq. Fr. No. 1/10 Sept. 74" c.d.s., addressed to Toulon, some minor edge toning, still very fine and striking; an immensely rare early postal history artifact from the French Antarctic Territories; accompanied by a 2000 Alain Dreyfus certificate. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1882 GERMAN EXPEDITION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1640 c   1882-83 German Expedition to South Georgia aboard the Moltke, 1882 cover from Montevideo to Dresden, Germany, franked with Uruguay 1877-79 10c Vermilion and tied by Succursal
Maritima MontevideoJulio 82 c.d.s., French octagonal ship cancel i1882-83 German Expedition to South Georgia aboard the "Moltke", 1882 cover from Montevideo to Dresden, Germany, franked with Uruguay 1877-79 10c Vermilion and tied by "Succursal Maritima Montevideo/Julio 82" c.d.s., French octagonal ship cancel in red alongside, on reverse bears Dresden arrival bkst., as well as sender's manuscript notation "Matrose Riemer an bord S.M.S. MOLTKE/a.Z in Montevideo (Uruguay) Sudamerika/auf der Sud-Polar-Expedition", some soiling and edge wear, fine; an extraordinary polar item, being the earliest recorded German Antarctic Expedition item known. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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