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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4055 image1872 (Feb 6): Great Britain 1867 2 s. blue, a used example on 1872 cover from Havana to Lima tied by "HAVANA / C58" duplex in black (Feb 7). Reverse with single ring 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Feb 12) and Lima arrival cds where charged '2' dinero due in blue crayon. One or two slight imperfections to the letter-sheet on reverse but attractive and very scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Europe

Danish West Indies
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4056 imageSecond British Occupation 1810 (Nov 25): Entire letter from St. Croix to Banffshire, Scotland , struck with "ST. CROIX" fleuron datestamp (Nov 26) in black, rated '2/3d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt but altered to '2/4d.' and again to '2/6d.' on arrival; rated 1/1d. Packet rate, 1/3d. from Falmouth to Edinburgh and 3d. for local delivery. Datestamps of receipt in red (Dec 30). Overall soiling but a rare entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4057 imageSecond British Occupation 1813 (June 2): Cover from St. Thomas to London endorsed 'To the B. Conference' at top, struck with large "ST. THOMAS" fleuron datestamp (June 12) in black, rated '2/2d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt (Packet rate 1/3d. + 11d. from Falmouth to London). Reverse with London arrival cds (July 15) in dull red ink. A fine and scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4058 image1818 (Feb 24): Entire letter endorsed 'Pr. Packet' from St. John's, Antigua to London addressed to Revd. Christian Latrobe, struck in transit with superb "ST. THOMAS" handstamp in black and rated '6/6d.' to pay upon receipt. Reverse with London arrival (March 26) in red. A superb and rare entire.rnNote: Revd. Christian I. Latrobe (1758-1836), promoter of missionary activity and author of a book on Southern Africa after his visit to the Cape in 1815, composer and friend of Joseph Haydn. The contents refer to the need for a (Moravian) Mission in Dominica. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4059 image1861 (Jan 21): Entire letter from St. Thomas to New York, prepaid '1/-' in manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in red. The cover landed at Boston with with 'Boston / Mass.' cds (Feb 6) in black and charged '5' (cents) due in black. Reverse with British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds of despatch (Jan 21) in black. Superb Gi = £ 500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4060 image1855 (May 7): Prepaid entire letter from Panama to Guatemala mailed via St. Thomas and Belize, rated '1/4d.' in red manuscript, struck on obverse with superb single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in black - the sole recorded example thus - with reverse showing British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds in black (May 16) and fair only "Belize" double arc cds of transit in black. Rated '12' (reales) due to pay upon delivery. Some wrinkles but exceptional and unique Gi = £ 1'800++.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF11,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4061 image1863 (May 1): Entire letter from St. Thomas to Kingston, Jamaica, endorsed 'Packet' and prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript for inter-island rate, struck with very fine single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in red. Reverse with British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds of despatch (May 1) in black and 'Kingston-Jamaica' arrival (May 5) in black. Fine and rare Gi = £ 1'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4062 image1875 (Feb 25): Entire letter from Ponce, Puerto Rico to London, Ontario, Canada endorsed 'Printed Matter' at top, forwarded with large oval FORWARDED BY / G.A.PHILIPS & CO / SHIPPING & COMMISSION MERCHANTS / ST. THOMAS / W.I. in blue-green on reverse and displaying well, franked (over St. Thomas red cds) by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 149 tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex in black. London / Ont. arrival (March 12) on reverse in black. Some staining from the Agent's cachet but a fine and unusual entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4063 image1876 (Dec 31): Cover from Barbados to New Jersey written at sea with long contents, mailed via Forwarding Agent with oval FORWARDED BY / G.W. SMITH & Co. / ST. THOMAS W.I. cachet in blue, franked by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 170, a pair and two single examples (corner faults), tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (Jan 17, 1877). Circular "New York / Due 5 Cts.' in black of entry (Jan 23) in black. A scarce and unusual usage.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 5 July 1978, lot 426. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4064 image1872 (Jan 13): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red, pl. 124, a single example used with 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12, three singles and a pair, on 1872 cover to Genova cancelled by three bold strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds below (Jan 13) in red and 'London / Paid' transit in red on front and Genova arrival cds (Jan 30) on reverse. A fine and attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4065 image1872 (April 13): Great Britain 1 d. red pl. 140 in a strip of three, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12 in a pair and single 1867 1 s. green pl. 5 all used on 1872 cover to Malaga, Spain tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (April 13) in black with 'London / Paid' transit cds (April 29) in red alongside. Reverse with local oval Forwarding Agent's cachet 'J.F.D. Jürgens & Co. / St. Thomas W.I.' struck in blue and Malaga arrival cds (May 1). A superb and rare three colour franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4066 image1870 (March 12): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 112, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 and 1 s. green pl. 4 used on 1870 entire letter from St. Thomas to Nuremburg, Bavaria tied by three strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black and by 'London / Paid' cds of transit (March 28) in red. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds of despatch in red at left (March 15). Reverse with Hamburg arrival (March 29) in black. Minor imperfections to reverse but a most attractive and scarce three colour franking to an unusual destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4067 image1869 (Feb 13): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red, pl. 110, a pair and a strip of three, used with 1867 6 d. lilac pl. 6 pair, on 1869 entire letter from St. Thomas to Eybau, Saxony tied by four strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black and by circular red 'PD'. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red overstruck in transit in London (March 2). 'England Per Aachen / Franco' datestamp in blue at left (March 4) and reverse with arrival. A most attractive and rare franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4068 image1866 (Dec 23): Great Britain 1858/69 2d. blue pl. 9 pair used with 1865 6 d. lilac, pl. 5 pair on cover sent privately from Puerto Cabello via St. Thomas to Genova, Italy, each pair cancelled by bold strike of "C51" obliterator in black. Reverse with ´St. Thomas' cds (Dec 29) and Genova arrival (Jan 17); obverse with ´London / Paid' transit cds (Jan 15) in red. Some minor edge wear but a scarce and attractive cover. Cert BPA (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4069 image1873 (April): Great Britain 1867 3 d. rose, pl. 8, two single examples and a strip of four in a bright shade, used on 1873 cover with manuscript 'Callao' (Peru) despatch at left to London, all tied in transit by five superb strikes of the "C51" obliterator of St. Thomas in black and by 'London / Paid' arrival cds (May 14) in red. Edge wear to envelope and stamp at right with blunted perfs. but a most unusual franking and a stunningly attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4070 image1870 (July 28): Great Britain 1867 3 d. rose pl. 5 and 1 s. green pl. 4, used on 1870 registered cover from St. Thomas to Philadelphia tied by bold "C51" obliterator with circular 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds and rare oval "REGISTERED / ST. THOMAS" both in red (July 28). "New York / Registered" transit in black (Aug 17) also ties the 3 d. adhesive. A marvellous and most attractive cover in the foremost quality just three REGISTERED covers from "C51" St. Thomas known to us.rnProvenance: Collection Gerog D. Mehrtens /2006). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF6,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4071 image1875 (Aug): Cover from Para, Brazil (sender's cachet in blue at left) to Paris, France endorsed 'via St. Thomas', handled by Forwarding Agent 'Schon Willink & Co. / St. Thomas' with blue cachet on reverse; franked by Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 and 1867 10 d. red-brown, tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex in black (Aug 16). London transit cds (Aug 28) with Paris arrival (same day) on reverse. A fine, rare and most unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4072 image1873 (July 22): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to San Juan, Puerto Rico endorsed 'per Mersey', tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex (July 22) in black. Handstruck "3" charge marking at left and corresponding Antilles 25 c. grey in a strip of three applied and tied by 'Maltese Cross' handstamps in black. Ink stain at right affects the adhesive but barely detracts from this magnificent and extremely rare combination usage. Cert. Graus (1991).rnNote: The other example of this usage (ex Garcia-Lomas / Preston), shows a handstruck '2' and is franked by an Antilles 25 c. pair. It was mailed ten days after the above cover on August 3. In all four GB / Puerto Rico combination covers are recorded all from the Jose Hernais, San Juan, correspondance of which this cover is the only with the "3" charge marking and corresponding three 25 c. Antilles adhesivesrnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 20 Feb 1992, lot 2686. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4073 image1873 (Aug 31): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 9, used on 1873 entire letter from St. Thomas to Carúpano, Venezuela endorsed 'via La Guaira' tied by "C51" obliterator in black (the latest recorded date of use). On arrival in La Guaira Venezuela 1873 1 r. vermilion (Scott 38) applied for forwarding to Carúpano tied by over-inked 'La Guaira' handstamp in black. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 6/23. An exceptional and very rare usage, the sole example we have recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Charles Alfred Warren, Harmers, London, 11-13 Nov 1974, lot 774 (confirmed by RPSL cert. 1952 which has since gone lost). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF7,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4074 image1872 (Oct14): Great Britain 1867 1 s. green, pl. 5, three examples used on registered cover from St. Thomas to Copenhagen tied by "C51" obliterators in black with 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red adjacent (Oct 14). Rare oval "REGISTRED / ST. THOMAS" in red below - latest recorded date of use - with 'Registered / London' transit alongside (Oct 29). Reverse with Copenhagen (Nov 1) arrival cds. Edge faults to envelope and a few wrinkles and pinned at right by the P.O., with defect at base of one stamp, but a most appealing cover of great rarity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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