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Worldwide Stamps & Postal History - Dec 2021 continued...

LITERATURE - NON PHILATELIC
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
181   imageTHE COMPREHENSIVE GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES by Brabner (1893, 6 vols.). An authoritative source of detailed information about the cities, towns, villages and hamlets of England and Wales a century ago. Researched over a number of years, the information being compiled and evaluated by the relevant local authorities, making this a unique and accessible topographical reference work. Some wear & marks to covers, faded spines, and foxing on end papers, but complete with plates and maps. (6) Cross Reference: ENGLISH COUNTIES MIXED POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 38

SOLD for £80.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
182   imageWATERMARKS IN PAPER IN HOLLAND, ENGLAND, FRANCE, ETC., IN THE 17th AND 18th CENTURIES & THEIR INTERCONNECTION by Churchill (1935). Some wear to cover but otherwise in excellent condition.Cross Reference: GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
183   imageMONUMENTA CHARTAE PAPYRACEA: LIKHACHEV'S WATERMARKS edited by Simmons (vol. 15 part 1 text & part 2 plates, 1994). A collection of works and documents illustrating the history of paper, in English. In excellent condition. (Image)

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Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £90.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
184   imageMONUMENTA CHARTAE PAPYRACEA: UCHASTKINA - RUSSIAN PAPER-MILLS & WATERMARKS edited by Simmons (vol. 9, 1962). A collection of works and documents illustrating the history of paper, in English. In excellent condition. Cross Reference: RUSSIA (Image)

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Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £70.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
WORLDWIDE POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
185   imageEARLY TO 1960s DIVERSE ACCUMULATION: Box file with the assortment of 19th century Commercial covers & Postal Stationery, early 20th century PPCs, some mid-20th century Censor mail and 1920s/30s Air Mails, small amount of 'philatelic' mail inc. Newfoundland 1937 long Coronation set on cover, Kenya & Tanzania 1966/67 FDCs to 20/- values, etc. Some strength in Air Mails inc. 2 Aug 1939 Ireland Foynes to Newfoundland Flight with violet cachet, Switzerland 1938 Balloon Flight, 1937 Nazi Propaganda PPC with "Gordon Bennett" pictorial handstamp, various South American 1930s Air Mail covers, 1938 env. from Mallorca to Scotland via Rome, WWII period covers from French India & A.E.F with "France Libre" frankings, etc. Lot also inc. a small group of 1933 German private 'Rocket Mail' labels. A really Worldwide group. (c.100 cards& covers) (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
186   imageACCOUNTANCY MARK, BATTLE OF MAJUBA HILL COVER, CANADA X-BORDER, BRITISH "MADEIRA" CDS, ETC.; 1826 large US P.O. (Milton NH) part printed account sheet for daily mail volumes from Apr. to Sept. 1826, 1847/9 pair of ELs ex Canada to US with mainly fine large red "DERBY LINE/Vt." Exchange-office cds's [both ex Montgomery], 1853 env. with fine British "MADEIRA" cds "[By S.S.] Severn", 1858 EL from Rome to GB (long chatty contents ref. seeing the Pope, etc.) with v. fine scarce tombstone-framed "FR./3F 76c" Accountancy Mark on the front, Feb. 1881 env. to GB ex J.S. Napier (in which he sent back part of his journal of the disastrous 27 Feb. Battle of Majuba Hill) with Natal 6d pair posted from P.M. Burg, 5 1890 issues of the rare 'Vindin's Philatelic Monthly' (first Oz phil. mag.), and a bundle of 1946-90 PPCs (51) to GB from Europe and beyond. (5 covers, 51 cards & 6 other items)Cross Reference: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, NATAL, ACCOUNTANCY MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
187   image19th/20th CENTURY RANGE INC. AIRMAILS & CENSORED MAIL; Range with 1853/55 EL's to Nantes ex Guadeloupe with Art.13 accountancy mark on front, 1903 env. to St Croix franked Danish West Indies 4ore bisect and tied by St Thomas cds, 1907 swiss hotel advert. env. to Toronto franked 25c, 1917 'On Active Service' env. to Bordighera franked Italy 20c + 25c express, 1931 airmail env. to England franked Straits Settlements KGV 25c + 1c, 1934 PPC to Liverpool franked Gabon 90c tied by rubber "AMERIQUE" ship (?) cancel, c.1950 airmail tea advert. env. to NY franked Ceylon KGVI 1r & 50c , 1954 airmail env. to England franked Bermuda QEII 1/- + 3d with framed "Returned for/'1/3' Postage" h.s. on front, 1956 airmail env. to Kuwait franked Haiti 25c, 1F50c, 15c & 5c pair, 1960 2nd class airmail env. to Poland franked Sudan 2pi and many others. (114 items) Cross Reference: ACCOUNTANCY MARKS, EXPRESS MAIL, ADVERTISING ENVELOPES, BISECTS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
188   image19th/20th CENTURY BRIT. AFRICA MAIL; Range with c.1950 airmail env. to England franked Nyasaland 9d with "T" and "6D" h.s. on front, 1955 2nd class unsealed airmail env. to England franked Gold Coast QEII 6d tied by Accra cds and containing two contemporary photos of Bechem PO and two female telephonists, 1962 Express airmail env. to Wales franked KUT QEII 1s.30 (perfin) & 1/- and framed "EXPRESS FEE/1/- PAID" h.s. on front and other related examples. (24 cards/covers) Cross Reference: AIR MAIL COVERS, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, EXPRESS MAIL, PRINTED MATTER BY POST (Image)

Starting at £ 65

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
189   imageWWI 'PATRIOTIC' POSTCARDS, 19th CENTURY "WELLS FARGO" COVERS, GERMAN NEW GUINEA POSTCARDS, ETC: Colourful collection of used and unused WWI Patriotic/Propaganda postcards, the great majority of British origin, many featuring Allied flags, etc. Lot also includes group of 6 "Wells Fargo" pre-printed envs. 3 used in USA, 3 used in Mexico, dated between 1872-1894 and a pair of German New Guinea Postal Stationery cards, one 5pf unused and a 10pf used to Bremen with 7 Feb. 1908 "SIMPSON HAFEN" (later Rabaul) cancel. Fine throughout. (c.75 items) Cross Reference: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NEW GUINEA, PICTURE POSTCARDS, PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
190   imageMOSTLY 20th CENTURY MAIL GROUP; Range in carton inc. 1893 Austria 2kr PC to Belgrade uprated 2k and tied by Vienna cds, 1893 Romania 10b PC to Serbia, 1943 censored airmail to Switzerland franked Ireland 2½d (3) + ½d, 1943 Xmas Greetings military aerogramme to England franked KUT 20c + 5c with RAF censor mark on front, 1947 airmail env. to N. Ireland franked Malta KGVI 4½d with Valetta reg. label on front, 1956 airmail env. to London franked Zanzibar 1s, 50c & 5c with "CHAKI CHAKI PEMBA" reg. h.s. on front, 1962 airmail env. to England franked Canada 10c & 5c (both with official "G" opts), 1963 airmail env. to London franked Brit. PO in E.Arabia 40np on 6d (4) with Muscat reg. label affixed, 1966 airmail env. to British Virgin Is. franked France 10c pair + 50c tied by Guadeloupe machine cancel, 1966 airmail env. to London franked Abu Dhabi 40f (5) with reg. label on front, 1974 commercial airmail env. to London franked Pitcairn Is. 20c + 3c, 1985 large airmail parcel front to England franked New Zealand $10 (4), $2 pair, $1 & 70c with customs tax applied and £5 (6), 10p, 5p (5), 4p, 3p, 2p & 1p (2) p.dues affixed,1988 2nd class airmail env. to Falkland Is. franked Czechoslovakia 2k & 1k (on rear) and many others. (c200 covers) Cross Reference: PRINTED MATTER BY POST, AIR MAIL COVERS, OFFICIAL MAIL, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 150

SOLD for £500.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
WORLDWIDE MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
191   imageTHE MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES by Robertson, complete in 2 original peg 'albums' (covers worn), plus 'Robertson Revisited' by Tabeart (d.j. torn & dirty) & Supplement. (4) Cross Reference: WORLDWIDE MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 26

SOLD for £55.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
192   imageRETALIATORY RATE COVER BY S.S. 'NIAGARA' FROM ENGLISH VILLAGE P.O. TO BOSTON; Unusual 18 Aug. 1848 env. posted from "NEW-MILLS" PO (partly fine UDC on the front; a village in Derbyshire but near Stockport, Cheshire) to "Lowell, near Boston, USA", prepaid in cash and endorsed "Per Steamer"; the rate was initially wrongly written as "Pd 2/-" in red but this was changed to "Pd 1/-". Carried by the Cunard S.S. 'Niagara' on the 9th Retaliatory Rates sailing - hence charged a second time on arrival in the US with a mainly fine "NEW-YORK/SHIP/29cts" cds ("SEP 1") on the front. Postage was paid fully twice - on posting and delivery - due to the dispute between the POs of the two countries.Cross Reference: DERBYSHIRE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CHESHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
193   imageSHIP MAIL: Huth correspondence 29 Mar. 1848 EL in Spanish from Spain to London via France with unclear markings in red though one clearly a transit mark with date in French. Also shows an unidentified/unrecorded SHIP cancel in oval to the reverse. Cross Reference: SPAIN, SHIP LETTERS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 48

SOLD for £50.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
194   imageWRECK OF THE JEBBA; Pair with defective unfranked PPC (ex Canary Is. with franking washed off) to Wales with "PAQUEBOT/PLYMOUTH" cds and "PLYMOUH/SALVED FROM/$ S JEBBA" (Hoggarth & Gwynn type 5 - spelling & character errors - rare thus) h.s. in Purple on front and Mar. 1907 defective front to London franked Sierra Leone KEVII 1d tied by poor Freetown cds and "SALVED FROM/S S JEBBA" h.s. (Hoggarth & Gwynn type 1) in Purple plus two PPC's (one used to London) depicting the wreck at Hope Tail. (4 items) Cross Reference: INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, CRASH/WRECK MAIL, PAQUEBOTS, SIERRA LEONE (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
195   imageSHIPWRECK MAIL - S.S "City of Baroda". 7 Mar. 1943 covers (2) ex Bognor Regis to crew member. Damaged cover complete with OHMS service cover used for forwarded mail. Bilingual violet handstamped "DAMAGED / BY SEA WATER", dated 26 June 1943. The wrapper with bilingual, violet, oval cachet "Official Free" from Cape Town. The "City of Baroda" was en route from London, Trinidad and Walvis Bay for Durban, Colombo and Calcutta but was torpedoed off Luderitz suffering 14 casualties on April 2nd and abandoned. The ship beached and broke in two, the mail and some cargo was salvaged before the vessel disappeared by April 26th. (2). Cross Reference: CRASH/WRECK MAIL, MARITIME MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 65

CLOSED
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
WORLDWIDE MILITARY POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
196   image1st AFGHAN WAR - EARLY NEWS FROM INDIA OF RANJIT SINGH & THE FALL OF CANDAHAR; 28 May 1839 EL (slight wear to one corner does not detract) from "Nagpore Residency" to Scotland charged "2/6"(?) with v. fine red boxed "NAGPORE/Paid" d.s. on the flap, plus faint red oval Bombay "INDIA" with fine green Falmouth "½" (Scots Mail Tax) both on the front. The long interesting contents give the latest news about the start of the Afghan Campaign and comments on Burma; "Runjeet [Singh - the Sikh ruler; 1780 - 27th June 1839] though a tough old soldier had undermined his constitution by hard drinking... by our last accounts received yesterday (the 23rd) they [the British forces] were within 6 marches of Candahar which they expected to reach in a few days without opposition. There is also a report current that Price Kumuran was moving from Merut to join us... The Burmese are quiet but not asleep - a strong force, that of Aieng is closely watched... Baggage Boats are to be built under the convenience name of Salt Boats... from Australians and Ceylon troops it is said are making for Madrass; all this looks warlike...". An important letter worthy of full transcription. Cross Reference: MILITARY, SCOTLAND, CORNWALL, AFGHANISTAN (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £1,000.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
197   imageCRIMEAN WAR - RARE "ITALIAN LEGION" COVER - INGOING FROM G.B. TO MALTA; 7 Apr. 1856 env. (slight staining does not detract) from “ASHBOURNE” (Derbyshire; blue cds on reverse) to “Capt. J.K. Fitzherbert, 3rd Regt. British Italian Legion, Malta [en route to the Crimea]”; the 1d Red (tied by a light “28” Numeral) was insufficient (no 1d Concession rate to those with the rank of Captain), so this letter was treated as entirely unpaid and charged the full "1/-" rate. In 1855 Great Britain raised a British Italian Legion of five regiments of infantry, a British German Legion of eight regiments of light dragoons/infantry, and a British Swiss Legion of three regiments of light infantry; covers connected to any of these forces are rare. [At the end of the war, these soldiers were entitled to return to their country of origin at public expense, although some, fearing a hostile reception at home, settled in the Cape of Good Hope.] Cross Reference: MALTA, DERBYSHIRE, MILITARY - CRIMEAN WAR, ITALY (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £595.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
198   imageWWI - EGYPT/MEDITERRANEAN EXP. FORCE - ALLIED UNITS' MAIL - N.Z., INDIA, AUSTRALIA, ETC.; 1915-23 covers/cards from the Allied Forces; Australian Imperial Force (1915 OAS to GB with Cairo "Army Base Details PO" cds), French forces (1916 Corps Ambulance cachet - ex France), NZ (1914/6 PCs pair ex Cairo to NZ with purple boxed Exp. Force d.s. or FPO cds), and Indian Forces (4 1915/8 OAS items + 1920 FPO/16 & 1945 OAS APO/440 machine). Plus British 1916/8 FPOs inc. registered, skeletons, and 1919 "PALESTINE/CENSORSHIP" study (inc. varied EEF stamped covers with regd. label with 2-ring "O.E.T.A. E.E.F./JERUSALEM" cds on R label, etc.). and some related ephemera and booklet "Il Distaccamento Italiano di Palestina" (1976) (with relevant article illustrating many of these items). [All proceeds to Nature in Art charity - please bid generously.] (25 items) Cross Reference: NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, PALESTINE, INDIA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £420.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
199   imageWWI + WWII - M.E.F. INDIAN F.P.O.s INC. BOXED "CANNOT IDENTIFY AS DESCRIBED", ETC.; 1917-42 covers/cards inc. 1917/8 Basra FPO/82 pair (inc. local PPC with FPO/372 cds), spectacular 1918 OAS env. ex FPO/363 with numerous cds (FPOs 25, 27, 55, etc.) and boxed "CANNOT IDENTIFY....", 1918 OAS env. to GB ex FPO/58, battered 1918 env. ex Palestine (1pi with APO skeleton; unusual square Censor label on reverse), 1919 pair of envs. ex GB to MEF Hospital but returned, one WWII cover to GB (RAF censor & long letter), and some related ephemera (with relevant article illustrating several of these items). [All proceeds to Nature in Art charity - please bid generously.] (14 items) Cross Reference: MILITARY - WWI, IRAQ (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM
200   imageWWII - PALESTINE - RED CROSS MESSAGE SCHEME FORMS & COVERS INC. ROSH PINNA CDS, ETC.; Remarkable 1940-45 study of this little-known part of the Message Scheme with unused (2) and used (5; 1940-44) "P.O.B. 1085, David Building, Jerusalem" (6) or "FOREIGN RELATIONS DEPT. PALESTINE" (1) imprints and varied censor marks; plus related internal Red Cross stampless envs. (4; with Jerusalem "POSTAGE PAID" or plain cds) inc. 1941 boxed purple Red Cross/Jerusalem cachet - one with fine rare July 1942 "ROSH PINNA/+" 2-ring cds - and 5 Palestine Red Cross franked envs. (1939/42 to Geneva/internal or 1943 to USA - latter with scarce Palestine Red Cross funds label. Plus 1941/4 trio of similar British/Belgian items. Plus Sept. 2019 London Philatelist article illustrating many of these items. [All proceeds to Nature in Art charity - please bid generously.] (20 items) Cross Reference: MILITARY - WWII, MILITARY - CENSORED MAIL, RED CROSS, PALESTINE (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Dec-01, 02:00 AM

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