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Gibraltar continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4355 image1860 (Jan 26): Great Britain 1856 4 d. rose with small surface abrasion, 6 d. lilac and 1 s. green, corner perf. missing, used on 1860 envelope from Gibraltar to Manila, Philippines all tied by three strikes of the "A26" obliterator and the 1 s. also tied by GIBRALTAR despatch cds (Jan 26) in blue. Reverse with some grime but with HONG KONG transit cds in blue and MANILA arrival (March 18) in black with handstruck "2" reales due marking on obverse. A very scarce three colour franking.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1139; Collection Barclays Bank, Phillips, London, 29 May 1987, lot 666. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4356 image1859 (May 21): Great Britain 1856 4 d. rose and 6 d. lilac used on 1859 entire letter from Gibraltar to Alexandria, Egypt tied by two strikes of the "A26" obliterator with single ring GIBRALTAR despatch cds (May 21) in blue alongside. Reverse with British P.O. 'Alexandria' arrival cds in black (June 3). A few file folds do not detract from a most attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4357 image1865 (Jan 20): Great Britain 1862 6 d. lilac used on 1865 cover from Gibraltar to London, Canada West tied by "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds alongside (Jan 20). Underpaid presumably as the destination read London; struck with "INSUFFICIENTLY / * / PREPAID" in black (of the type later supplied to Gibraltar) and two line "INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID" with handstruck "2d." charge marking and Canadian "UNPAID 5" handstamp. Reverse with Hamilton and London datestamps (Feb 11) of receipt. Small stain at lower right but a charming and very unusual cover.rnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1163. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4358 image1872 (Nov 19): Great Britain 1872/73 6 d. buff pl. 11, a single example example used on 1872 cover from Gibraltar to London endorsed 'via Southampton' neatly tied by "GIBRALTAR / A26" duplex in black (Nov 19). 'London / Paid' arrival cds (Nov 25) in red at left. Slight opening tear at top but an attractive usage of a scarce stamp on letter.rnProvenance: Collection Andrê Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 41. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4359 image1869 (Oct): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 139 and 1867 10 d. red-brown used on 1869 cover from Gibraltar to Owego, USA each cancelled by "A26" obliterator in black with 'London / Paid' transit cds below (Oct 25). Faint 'New York Paid All ' transit in red (Nov 5) with "2 / Cents" credit mark also in red at right. Readdressed from Owego to Annapolis, Maryland with USA 1869 3 c. ultramarine (Scott 114), lifted for checking and replaced, cancelled by handstamp with OWEGO / NY cds (Nov 7) both in green. Slight trim to envelope and one side flap missing but colourful and very rare. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1983).rnProvenance: Collection Rex. H. Stever. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4360 image1863 (Nov 18): Great Britain 1862 1 s. green, a used horizontal pair, lettered KB-KC, one stamp closed tear, used on registered 1863 cover from Gibraltar to Genova, Italy tied by "A26" obliterators with GIBRALTAR single ring despatch at left (Nov 18). "♚ / REGISTERED" handstamp and oval framed 'Registered / London' datestamp below (Nov 25) and circular 'PD' in red all on obverse with Genova arrival cds on reverse. Faults but scarce.rnProvenance: Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 705. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4361 image1869 (July 30): Combination cover with Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 79, two examples used on 1869 cover to Cadiz (MacPherson correspondence) endorsed 'pr. Adriano' each tied by "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR datestamp (July 30) in black and paying the Ship Letter fee, Spain 1868 50 m. brown-lilac perf. 14 (Michel 93) tied by barred "2" numeral handstamp cancelled on arrival in Cadiz in black. Reverse with Cadiz arrival cds (July 31). A rare and attractive cover.rnNote: On June 14, 1856, the Spanish Postmaster in San Roque informed Edmund Cresswell Jr., the Postmaster in Gibraltar that in future all mail addressed to destinations within Spain would have to be prepaid by Spanish stamps (the 2 d. Gibraltar rate was more frequently prepaid in cash). This continued until 1875 when, on Nov 25, an agreement between Spain and Gibraltar was signed allowing prepayment of letters with stamps of the country of origin. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4362 image1865 (Dec 16): Combination cover with Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 9 used on cover to Cadiz (MacPherson correspondence) endorsed 'pr. Adriano' tied by "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR datestamp above (Dec 16) in black and paying the Ship Letter fee, overlapping Spain January 1865 4 c. blue perf. 14 (Michel 68) tied by barred "3" numeral handstamp cancelled on arrival in Cadiz in black and also tying the British adhesive. Reverse with Cadiz arrival cds (Dec 17). A charming cover of superb appearance.rnNote: On June 14, 1856, the Spanish Postmaster in San Roque informed Edmund Cresswell Jr., the Postmaster in Gibraltar that in future all mail addressed to destinations within Spain would have to be prepaid by Spanish stamps (the 2 d. Gibraltar rate was more frequently prepaid in cash). This continued until 1875 when, on Nov 25, an agreement between Spain and Gibraltar was signed allowing prepayment of letters with stamps of the country of origin.rnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1134. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4363 image1873 (Aug 7): Combination cover with Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14 used on entire letter to Cadiz (Alcon correspondence) endorsed 'pr. London' tied by "A26" obliterator with GIBRALTAR datestamp at left (Aug 7) in black and paying the Ship Letter fee, with Spain July 1873 10 c. green perf. 14 (Michel 127) tied by mute obliterator applied on arrival in Cadiz in black and also tying the British adhesive. Reverse with two Cadiz arrival cds's (Aug 8). File folds away from the adhesives but a rare entire.rnNote: On June 14, 1856, the Spanish Postmaster in San Roque informed Edmund Cresswell Jr., the Postmaster in Gibraltar that in future all mail addressed to destinations within Spain would have to be prepaid by Spanish stamps (the 2 d. Gibraltar rate was more frequently prepaid in cash). This continued until 1875 when, on Nov 25, an agreement between Spain and Gibraltar was signed allowing prepayment of letters with stamps of the country of origin. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Europe

Portugal
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4364 image1799 (Oct 25): Entire letter from Gibraltar via Lisbon to Bath, with manuscript Forwarding Agent displaying well on flap "Lisbon 26th Nov 1799, Received and forwarded by your most obdeient humble servant per Mayne & Brown", mailed at the British Agency with very fine strike of large framed "Lisbon" handstamp in brown (Frazao LX3). Interesting contents "we are all anxious for the success of the Expedition to Holland and the Reduction of Genoa as the last possession of any consequence in Italy the French look up to...", however the Anglo-Russian expedition was a total failure. The earliest recorded usage of this marking. A very rare and attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4365 image1800 (July 9): Entire letter from Lisbon to London written on board 'Lady Jane Dundas' destined for Bengal, struck with CORR. MARITIMO in black and '80' (reis) charge marking, mailed on from the British Agency in Lisbon with straight line LISBON handstamp in brown (Frazao LX1) and extremely rare split rate handstamp " PORT (6) / BRITISH (2/2)" struck in red with numbers in manuscript leaving '2/8d.' due to pay. London arrival on reverse (Oct 15, 1801!). Some wear at folds of a very rare entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Madeira
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4366 image1842 (Sept 10): Entire letter from Madeira to a Mrs. Robt. Auld at Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, sent to the care of Manning Marshall & Co, Forwarding Agents in Mexico City, and endorsed 'pr. Thames Steamer' at lower left, prepaid '1/7d.' in red manuscript and struck on despatch with fine strike of "♚ / PAID / AT / MADEIRA" handstamp in red with "Missent to Havana" in manuscript above. Reverse with double arc MADEIRA datestamp in black (Sept 10) and manuscript "Posted at St. Thomas, 3rd December 1842", the cover eventually reaching Vera Cruz, with boxed datestamp in black dated Jan 12, 1843 and charged with handstruck '4' (reales) due in red. An extraordinarily rare marking and a wonderful item of Postal History Gi = £ 16'000.rnProvenance: Collection John Sussex, Cavendish, Derby, 27 Oct 1995, lot 33; Spink, London, 14 Oct 1997, lot 144. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF9,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Spain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4367 image1855 (Jan 18): Cover from Porto, Portugal to London endorsed 'via Vigo', with 'Porto' oval despatch (Jan 18) in blue and oval "PAGO / 60 REIS" handstamp in black on reverse. Fine double arc "VIGO" British P.O. datestamp in black (Jan 22) on obverse and London arrival (Jan 27) where charged '2/2d.' to pay. Scarce and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4368 image1845 (May 15): Cover from Santiago, Galicia to London struck on front with superb strike of double arc "CORUNNA" British P.O. datestamp (May 21) in red. Rareverse with London arrival (May 26) and rated '2/2d.' to pay in manuscript. An early usage, Parmenter & Gordon list the earliest strike as April 22, 1845, the datestamp in use for less than 18 months. Rare so fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4369 image1855 (Feb 8): Cover from Madrid to Buenos Aires franked by 1855 2 r. vermilion in a horizontal pair, large margins all round and just grazed at right, used on thin paper 1855 cover from Madrid to Buenos Aires via the Canary Islands, tied by barred obliterators with 'Madrid' despatch cds alongside (Feb 8) all in blue. Passed to British Agency for Southbound ship and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / TENERIFFE" in black with double arc datestamp on reverse (March 16) in black. A rare and most attractive cover Gi = £ 3'750.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1270; Collection 'Murcia', RL, Zurich, 23 Nov 1988, lot 1886. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Brit. Colonies

Lagos
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4370 image1872 (April 17): Prepaid cover, sensibly opened for Exhibit display, mailed from Lagos to Manchester endorsed 'per S.S. Africa' at top, prepaid '5' (pence) in red manuscript and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / LAGOS" in black with reverse showing sender's cachet (J.B. Carroll), circular "POST OFFICE LAGOS * WEST COAST OF AFRICA*" datestamp in blue-green (April 17). 'Paid / Liverpool / Br. Packet' in red on front (May 14) and Manchester arrival of the following day. Rare and particularly fine cover Gi = £ 4'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,750.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Mauritius
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4371 image1818 (April 17): Entire letter at double rate from Port Louis to a Lieutenant in the 24th Foot, care of the Army Agent in London, struck on despatch with superb "PORT LOUIS / UNPAID" handstamp in black, with framed SHIP LETTER / DEAL in black on obverse (Robertson S9) and London arrival cds (Sept 7) on reverse where rated '4/-' to pay in manuscript. The contents are somewhat tragic, a fellow soldier had all his money and belongings stolen by his servant, when caught by the Police on the Island, the thief had drunk the entire proceeds. A superb impression of an extremely rare cancellation. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Morocco
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4372 image1871 (March 31): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 123, a horizontal strip of six, used on entire letter from TANGIER to London endorsed 'via Southampton' tied by five strikes of the "A26" obliterator in black, reverse with London arrival cds (April 8) in black. A fine chatty letter "I visited the US Minister who had to make an official visit to the Pasha of that City (Tetuan) and who wanted a few American subjects to swell the cortege...". File fold separating the strip and stain and wrinkles from thin paper utilised but despite imperfections a magnificent and important entire - believed to be the earliest cover mailed with adhesives from the British Postal Agency in Tangier.rnProvenance: Collection J.A. Taylor, Harmers, London, 13 Dec 1960, lot 417; Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 22 March 1994. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4373 image1873 (Oct 15): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14 and 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 13, used on 1873 cover from Tangier to London struck with superb strike of "TAИGIER" datestamp with 'N' reversed in black (Oct 15, code A), the adhesives tied with duplex "GIBRALTAR / A26" and the "A26" obliterator in black with same day single ring datestamp alongside. Reverse with London arrivals in black and in red (Oct 25). Slight closed tear at top and at base well away from the adhesives, a famous and extraordinarily rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection E.E. Yates, RL, London, 21 Dec 1939, lot 191; Collection J.A. Taylor, Harmers, London, 13 Dec 1960, lot 421; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1146; Collection 'Atlas', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 22 March 1994, lot 262. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4374 image1873 (June 29): Great Britain 1872/73 6 d. buff pl. 11, a used example on 1873 cover from Tangier to London endorsed 'por Paquete', struck on despatch with superb strike of "TAИGIER" datestamp with 'N' reversed in black (June 29, code A), the stamp tied by "A26" obliterator with Gibraltar single ring datestamp in black (June 29, code A) alongside and 'London / Paid' arrival cds in red at left (July 7). Illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia, Volume II, page 235. File fold well away from the adhesive, a famous and truly wonderful cover.rnProvenance: Collection E.E. Yates, RL, London, 21 Dec 1939, lot 192; Collection J.A. Taylor, Harmers, London, 13 Dec 1960, lot 422; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1145; Collection 'Atlas', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 22 March 1994, lot 263.rn rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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