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Brit. Colonies continued...

Malta continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4335 image1880 (Dec 24): Great Britain 1880 1 d. venetian red, three examples used on 1880 cover to Brighton endorsed 'via Italy', either overpaid ½ d. or with Late Fee charge of same, tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Dec 24) with Brighton arrival on reverse. Minor imperfections but an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4336 image1870 (Jan 22): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 in a horizontal pair, used on 1870 entire letter at double rate from Malta to Genova, tied by manuscript pen crosses with framed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI" in black alongside and scarce late use of framed "*MALTA*" oval origin marking in black below. Taxed on arrival with newly issued Italy 1870 Postage Due 10 c. pair and 1 lire tied by 'Genova' arrival datestamps (Jan 23). A splendid and rare entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4337 image1860 (July 7): Cover to Drummond & Co. in Charing Cross, London, struck on reverse with four line italic instructional marking "Posted unpaid and opened / in due course, but having / originated out of Malta / forwarded charged with fine" in black. Malta single ring cds (July 7) and London arrival cds (July 12) in red, the cover being charged '6' pence in manuscript. The sole recorded cover from Malta with this marking and mentioned in the Malta handbook. See Parmenter & Gordon page 1/17. The cover is "twinned" with the Proof strike of the same marking beautifully struck in red on horizontally creased piece of paper (95 x 50 mm.). A wonderful pairing with both unique and of the utmost importance for both Maltese and Mediterranean Postal Historians.rnCover Provenance: Collection E.E. Yates, RL, London, 31 July-1 Aug 1940, lot 579.rnProof Provenance: Collection Dr. Camillery, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 230; Harmers, London, 18 Dec 2001, lot 1262. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4338 image1871 (April 18): France 1870/71 Bordeaux 20 c. blue (Yvert 46), two horizontal pairs with large to enormous margins all round, used on 1871 cover from Marseille to Malta, tied by bold strikes of the horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex with octagonal framed "MALTA / MB" Mobile Box datestamp below (April 18) and red 'P.D.' below. Ironed file fold affects first stamp but does not affect the appearance of this famous and startlingly attractive cover. Cert. J. Robineau & V. Pothion.rnProvenance: Collection Dubus, Druout, Paris, 6-7 Oct 1988, lot 182. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF5,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Gibraltar
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4339 image1857 (Oct 22): Great Britain 1857 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, a horizontal pair used on 1857 cover from Gibaltar to Livorno tied by two fine strikes of the small "G" in bars obliterator - an early usage in the second month - with GIBRALTAR double arc despatch cds in blue (Oct 22). Charged '19' crazie due upon receipt in red manuscript. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4340 image1857 (Oct 1): Great Britain 1857 1 d. rose-red, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, a horizontal pair and single 1856 4 d. rose used on cover form Gibraltar to Dunstable tied by three strikes of the "G" in bar obliterator with double arc GIBRALTAR cds in blue (Oct 1) at left. The 4 d. with trimmed perfs. at base also tied by London 'Paid' transit cds in red (Oct 7) with Dunstable arrival of the following day. A scarce make-up of the 6 d. rate, Geoffrey Osborn theorised that the 6 d. lilac delivered in August 1857 had already run short. An attractive early usage of the "G" obliterator and a very scarce mixed issue franking.rnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1143.rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4341 image1858 (Dec 16): Great Britain 1855 2 d. blue, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, pl. 6, a used example on second page of entire letter from Gibraltar to Tangier tied by the "G" in bars obliterator with single ring GIBRALTAR cds alongside in blue (Dec 16). Central file fold well away from the adhesive. The Tangier British Post Office opened in April 1857, this being one of the earliest covers known that would have been handled by that Office. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4342 image1857 (Dec 15): Great Britain 1855 2 d. blue, wmk. Large Crown, perf 14 and 1856 4 d. rose-carmine in a rich shade, used on 1857 cover from Gibraltar to Deptford endorsed 'per First Steamer, Paid' at left, tied by two fine strikes of the "G" in bars obliterator with three line dated GIBRALTAR / SHIP LETTER in blue below (Dec 15) and circular SOUTHAMPTON / SHIP LETTER cds of receipt (Dec 22). A magnificent cover of great aesthetic appeal.rnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1144. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4343 image1858 (March 20) Great Britain 1856 4 d. rose-carmine, a fine used horizontal pair on 1858 entire letter from Gibraltar to New York endorsed "To be forwarded p. first steamer for America', tied by two fine strikes of the "G" in bars obliterator with faint 'Gibraltar' double arc despatch cds at right. Carried on the Cunard Steamer 'Canada' from Liverpool and struck with circular "5 / N. York Br. Pkt." in black (April 12). A charming and early stamped Transatlantic usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4344 image1865 (Jan 5): Great Britain 1856 4 d. rose-carmine, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. green, all three of rich colour, used on the famous 1858 entire letter written from Malaga, Spain and mailed in Gibraltar to Manila, Philippines tied by three upright strikes of the "G" in bars obliterator. Double arc GIBRALTAR datestamp at right (Jan 9) in blue. Reverse with double arc HONG-KONG transit cds (Feb 28). Minor imperfections to perfs. with 6 d. trimmed wing margin that one feels churlish to mention as this is, without doubt, the finest of the three known '1-2-3' Surface Printed "G" covers and a truly spectacular usage.rnProvenance: Collection Charles Alfred Warren, Harmer London, 11-13 Nov. 1974, lot 636; Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1156. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF20,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4345 image1859 (Jan 26): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac on blued paper (rare) used on thin paper cover from Gibraltar to Caernavon endorsed ´Paid´ tied by fine strike of the small "G" in bars obliterator with single ring GIBRALTAR cds below in blue (Jan 26). Reverse with part flap missing with London transit cds (Feb 3) in red and arrival. The latest recorded usage of the small "G" obliterator. Cert BPA (2020) Gi. = GB £ 850. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4346 image1863 (Feb 25): Great Britain 1857 1 d. rose-red, perf. 14 in a horizontal pair, 1862 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair with trimmed wing margin and single 1 s. green all used on 1863 double rate cover from Gibraltar to Toronto, Canada tied by five strikes of the "A26" obliterator with single ring GIBRALTAR despatch cds at left (Feb 25). 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (March 3) and reverse with Toronto arrival cds (March 23) in black. Folded at left for Exhibit display, a scarce destination and rate; a most attractive franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4347 image1865 (Jan 23): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 71 used on Jan 23rd issue of the "Gibraltar Chronicle" to London, tied by "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds of despatch at left (Jan 25). Apparently complete Newspaper with 'Packets Expected' on final page "From Southampton - Poonah on the 25th. / From Malta - Nyanza on the 25th.". A most attractive and appealing item. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4348 image1870 (Oct 17): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 138, two examples, used on thin paper envelope endorsed 'pr. Steamer Poitou' from Gibraltar to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tied by two strikes of the "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds alongside (Oct 17). Reverse with 'Rio-De-Janeiro' arrival cds in blue (Nov 8) and manuscript '240' reis due to pay in red crayon. Opened for display and a few tears at edges but rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4349 image1869 (Nov 18): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 129, a block of six, used on 1869 entire letter from Gibraltar to London endorsed 'Per Poonah' at upper left, tied by six strikes of the "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR despatch cds alongside (Nov 20). London arrival cds (Nov 27) on reverse. Interesting contents closing with "My address after Dec 18th will be â„… H.B.M.'s Consul, Tangier" and goes on to list the Postal Rates:rn"Letters sent via France daily ¼ ounce for 6d. / via Southampton every Friday ½ ounce for 6d.". A few photographic corner problems but a splendid entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4350 image1873 (Oct 20): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 164, 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14, two examples and 1873 6 d. grey pl. 12 in a horizontal pair used on 1873 cover from Gibraltar to Angela College (now a designated historical site), Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia tied by five strikes of the "A26" obliterator, GIBRALTAR cds (Oct 30) and endorsed across stamps 'Pd.' in manuscript. Reverse with London datestamp (Oct 25), 'Windsor / Ont.' cds in blue (Nov 12) and Victoria arrival (Nov 28). An extraordinary destination and a charming cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4351 image1869 (Jan 9): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 162 and 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 13, two examples, used on 1873 cover from Gibraltar to Copenhagen, Denmark endorsed 'Via England' tied by three strikes of the "GIBRALTAR / A26" duplex (Nov 17) with 'London / Paid' transit in red below (Nov 25). Copenhagen arrival cds on reverse (Nov 27). The adhesives at top of envelope and perf. imperferfections but an attractive cover to a rare destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4352 image1869 (Oct 4): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 108 and 1867 10 d. red-brown used on 1869 cover from Gibraltar to Burlington, USA endorsed 'via Madrid' tied by two strikes of the "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds in black at left (Oct 4); mailed during the two year (1868-1869) reduced rate period. 'New York Paid All' arrival below with '2 / Cents' credit marking in red. Minor perf. fault to the 1 d. red but a rare and most attractive usage.rnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1200. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4353 image1859 (July 19): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 7 used on 1859 cover from Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco tied by bold "A26" obliterator with single ring GIBRALTAR cds in blue at left (July 19). The Tangier British Post Office opened in April 1857, this being one of the earlier covers received that would have been handled by that Office. File fold away from the somewhat toned adhesive but scarce, we have just one more 2d. single franking to Tanger recorded, from the same correspondance but mailed one month earlier on 19 June 1859.rnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 22 March 1994, lot 256. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4354 image1864 (June 13): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 9 and 1862 1 s. green, trimmed wing margin at left, used on 1864 entire letter from Gibraltar to New York endorsed 'To be forwarded per first Steamer from Liverpool or Southampton' tied by two strikes of the "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR despatch cds alongside in black (June 14). 'London / Paid' transit in red (June 23) and carried on the Cunard Steamer 'Asia' with '5 / N. York Br. Pkt.' datestamp of arrival (July 8) and erroneous credit marking "16 / Cents" overstruck by Mailboat "A92" obliterator. Weak along folds but an extraordinary and very rare entire.rnNote: The "A92" obliterator was 'allotted to Mr. Nash, Marine Packet Service, Cunard Line'; Parmenter & Gordon page 9/12. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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