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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3047

Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Tristan Da Cunha - Pre Stamp Cachets
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 21
Symbol:
image Type IVa and Type Va Combination; 1929, nice strikes of each of these cachets on an envelope addressed to England, full "1½d F.B." due marking with GB ½d Dues strip of three affixed and tied by Twickenham 27 JU 29 cancels, London Paquebot 26 JU 29 cds, foxing spots each side but still Fine and rare being one of just two recorded examples of covers with a combination of these two rare cachets - the other known example has the Type IVa on front side and the Type Va on the back; the cover was carried on the "Halesius" mailing of May 15, 1929 and is the latest known use of the Type IVa cachetrnProvenance: Dr Gene Scott (Image)

CV. 2,500

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:37:51 EST
Sold For 3000


Tristan Da Cunha
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 22
Symbol:
Cat No: England

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image 1929 Letters from Mrs Andrew Swain to Mrs Cave (England), two letters datelined "Tristan da Cunha/ 26 March 1929" or "May 16 1929", each with some observations on island life including "..can you send me a pair of shoes for my little boy..", "..we had a very poor crop of potatoes this year. The grubs ate them..", "..the children do sit by the fire crying for something to eat..", "..a steamer is in sight..", etc., Fine content (Image)

CV. 120

Opening US$ 110.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:38:06 EST
Sold For 0


Tristan Da Cunha - Pre Stamp Cachets
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 23
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1935, fair strike on an envelope addressed to USA and with accompanying letter from Robert Glass thanking him for his gift, envelope with bit of wrinkling at top, Fine use; the letter mentions arrival of the "Empress of Australia on the 23rd of last month" and "we had the Dutch Samerine (sic) the day before" indicating a 1935 letter which also mentions "170 people at present" (Image)

CV. 120

Opening US$ 110.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:38:16 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 24
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1935, nice strike ties South Africa 1910 2½d Parliament (pre-affixing crease) on envelope addressed to Tristan da Cunha, also tied by a Johannesburg 14 Dec 35 cancel, airmail etiquette at upper left, backstamped Johannesburg 24.VIII.36, Fine use; cover was flown from Johannesburg to Cape Town and then carried on the "Larrinaga" which arrived in Tristan on 28 Dec 1935, envelope was returned to sender via "S.S. Harmala" which left on 11 Aug 1936 (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 60.00
Sold...US$ 60.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:38:27 EST
Sold For 60

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 25
Symbol:
image Type V; 1936, two strikes of the cachet tie GB ½d Silver Jubilee (2 singles) to postcard addressed to England, Very Fine; interesting handwritten message from Rev. Wilde on back - "Sent to Tristan da Cunha by mail which left England on 29th November, 1935 per R.M.M.V. "Warwick Castle"...carried the mail to Durban, whence it was carried to Tristan da Cunha by the "S.S. Auditor"...The mail arrived at the island 7 Jan 1936...Received back in England September 1936"; the card left Tristan on the "Harmala" 11 Aug 1936 (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:38:50 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 26
Symbol: Cat No: 1d

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image Durban Handstamp; 1936, *Tristan Da Cunha* handstamp on registered envelope addressed to Johannesburg, South Africa 1d, 2d pair tied by "Registered/ Durban 8 Jan 36" (1d) or Type V cachet (2d), Very Fine; in Jan 1936 the "Sylvia De Larrinaga' arrived in Durban with a (mostly) philatelic mailing from the island. The envelopes received one of two different cachets (this being the abbreviated version) in addition to the standard arrival cancel. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 140.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:39:08 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 27
Symbol: Cat No: 2

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image Durban Handstamp; 1936, 3-line "Received without/ endorsement from/ *Tristan Da Cunha*" handstamp on registered envelope addressed to "Poste Restante/ Tristan Da Cunha", South Africa ½d, 1d (2), 2d pair tied by "Registered/ Johannesburg 14 Mar 36" cancels (1d, 2d) or Type V cachet (½d), Johannesburg registry handstamp, additional "Registered Durban 8 Jan 36" arrival cancel, backstamped "Registered Johannesburg 14 Mar 35" and with bilingual "Undeliverable-Return to Address Shown on Cover", Very Fine; in Jan 1936 the "Sylvia De Larrinaga' arrived in Durban with a (mostly) philatelic mailing from the island. The envelopes received one of two different cachets in addition to the standard arrival cancel. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 140.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:39:19 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 28
Symbol:
image Private "Cutress" Handstamp, 1936, two covers, each with "Tristan da Cunha" handstamp over a Type V cachet, each addressed to "G.P. Cutress" in England and charged 1½d due, one cover franked with ½d, 1d Victoria Jubilee issue (demonetized at the time and hence postmaster charged the postage due), Very Fine, each cover left the island on "SS Harmala", the franked cover signed Sismondo and with his 2004 certificate rnFor many years it was assumed this marking was a third version of the Durban handstamp. However, recent research has shown that, apart from all known covers being addressed to Mr Cutress, the typesetting of the letters is different than the Durban cachet. Also, it is always applied over any Tristan cachets. This leads to the conclusion that the cachet was Mr Cutress's own cachet, possibly modelled after the Durban handstamp, and was applied post-delivery in the UK. (Image)

CV. 120

Opening US$ 110.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:39:31 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 29
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1937, oversized "Visit of the H.M.S. Carlisle - March 1937" cover, addressed to South Africa, nice strike of the cachet adjacent to the maps, bold "1d" (due) handstamp plus "Cape Town/ Paquebot 8 Mar 37" cancel, South Africa 1d postage due affixed and tied by indistinct postmark, includes the stiffener with typed notice regarding production of the cover, signed by the ship's mail officer at lower right, Very Fine and attractive; produced on board the ship (500 copies) as a souvenir for officers of the visit and shows a map of the island and its position in the South Atlantic (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 70.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:39:45 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 30
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1937, oversized "Visit of the H.M.S. Carlisle - March 1937" cover, addressed to England, nice strike of the cachet adjacent to the maps, franked with GB ½d-2½d Edward VII which are tied by "London F.S./ Paquebot 30 MR 37" cancels, includes the stiffener with typed notice regarding production of the cover, signed by the ship's mail officer at lower right, opened at top resulting in a tear along the top right, still Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 55.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:39:56 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 31
Symbol:
image 1937; HMS Carlisle, oversized OHMS envelope addressed to England franked with South Africa 1d Ship pair, tied by blurry Cape Town cancel, with enclosure from the mail officer (Lieut. Adams; also signed the officers' covers) of the HMS Carlisle (then berthed at Simonstown) on official stationery stating "I have been directed by the Commanding Officer to inform you that it is not possible to undertake to post letters from philatelists, at Tristan da Cunha", envelope some edge wrinkling, Fine collateral item (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:40:08 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 32
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1937, nice strike on an envelope addressed to England, "1½d F.B.C." due marking plus "London F.S./ Paquebot 30 MR 37" cancel, GB ½d, 1d dues affixed and tied by blurry Axminster 31 MR 37 cancels, envelope some typical light wrinkling and a torn backflap, Fine cover carried on HMS Carlisle from island resident Mrs Francis Swain to Mrs CH Dent (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 55.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:40:14 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 33
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1937, two covers with GB ½d-2½d Edward VIII issue franking; one to London with stamps tied by London 30 MR 37 cancels with full strike of the cachet in blue alongside, backstamped Cape Town 16 Apr 37; second cover to Cape Town with stamps tied by bold strikes of Cape Town/ Paquebot 8 Mar 37 cancels with equally strong strike of the cachet in black below, Fine pair of covers from HMS Carlisle mails (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 95.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:40:32 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 34
Symbol: Cat No: Type V

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image Type V, 1929/38, a splendid selection of 23 covers plus two unused envelopes with impressions of the cachet; mostly HMS Carlisle or Anatolia mailings with an excellent variety of additional markings, some with added GB or So Africa dues, note covers with Falkland Isl or Turks and Caicos franking, some with enclosed correspondence, some minor faults as usual but an overall Fine lot of these popular covers (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 725.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:40:50 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 35
Symbol:
image Rev Wilde Private Use and Overprint; 1941, GB ½d Silver Jubilee with typed "Tristan da Cunha/ 16" private overprint, tied on unmailed envelope by two strikes of the Type V cachet, manuscript "Good Friends/ Good Books/ Good Music" at left and the "self-addressed" and dated "19/11/41.", central vertical fold and a couple of age spots, still Very FinernRev Wilde, upon leaving the island in 1940, took the Type V handstamp with him and used it frequently on personal letters. He also typed the name of the island over stamps on a limited number of covers. (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:41:11 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 36
Symbol:
image Type Va, 1930, cachet ties vertical pair of South Africa ½d Springbok pair (pre-applied by the dealer) to envelope addressed to Cape Town, initials "A.G.P" (Augustus George Partridge) inside cachet and dated (in same hand) "21/1/30" below, backstamped Cape Town 7 Apr 30 and an offset of the cachet, Very Fine and choice, the rarest of the pre-stamp cachets being one of just 8 recorded used in the proper period, this cover was part of the last Type Va mailing, leaving on the "Tymeric" on Feb 12, 1930. (Image)

CV. 2,000

Opening US$ 2,200.00
Sold...US$ 2,200.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:41:37 EST
Sold For 2200

Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 37
Symbol:
image Type Va, Cachet Impressions and Defacing, comprised of a photo of the Type Va handstamp and two impressions of the handstamp on paper, additional piece of paper with three strikes of the defaced cachet ("Type Va with "A" removed") dated "2 Aug 1985" and signed by Gerry Bullock plus a South Africa 6d pair tied on piece by Type V, Very Fine collateral rnRev Lindsay removed the Type Va cachet from Tristan in 1930 and its whereabouts remained a mystery until 1974. After Lindsay's death, Gerry Bullock and George Crabb traced and then purchased the Type Va handstamp. After it was located, studied and written about, it was defaced to prevent future forgeries (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:41:53 EST
Sold For 0


Tristan Da Cunha
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 38
Symbol:
image 1932; "Tristan da Cunha" manuscript notation at upper right corner of and envelope addressed to England, a "London/ Paquebot 27 AP 32" cds overlaps the notation, "1½ F.B." due marking, GB ½d, 1d dues affixed and tied by light Bradford 28 AP cds, envelope some typical light wrinkling, Fine and rare use from the first manuscript period (7 Jan 30 - 30 May 32), carried aboard "King William" which departed in Feb 1932 (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:42:08 EST
Sold For 150


Tristan Da Cunha - Pre Stamp Cachets
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 39
Symbol:
image No Cachet 1st Period; 1932, manuscript "Tristan Da Cunha" at upper right corner of an envelope addressed to Durban, Natal, multiple postage due handstamps with a South Africa 1d due single and vertical bisect (SG D13, D13 var.) affixed and tied by "Kloof Natal 19 May 32" cancel, additional "London F.S./ Paquebot 27 AP 32" transit cancel, backstamped Kloof 19 May 32, envelope roughly opened at right and some creasing along the top, with the original enclosure from May Repetto (nee May Glass) relating a visit from the Bishop of St Helena, population of 163 on the island, farming activities, etc., Fine use during this period when no cachets were available as Rev Partridge took them when he left the island Jan 7 1932 and returned at the end of May; this cover left the island on the "MV King William" and routed through Shanghai before going through London and then Natal; 2004 Sismondo certificate (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 190.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:42:24 EST
Sold For 0

Tristan Da Cunha
Sale No: 3047
Lot No: 40
Symbol:
image 1932 Stampless Cover to South Africa, ladies envelope with bold strikes of "2d" and octagonal framed "T 20c" due markings, back side with South Africa 1d Dues damaged pair tied by partial 28 MY 32 town cancel, bit roughly opened with some backflap tears and a few small edge breaks at top, a bit of transfer from another document on the address side, a Fine use; 2004 Sismondo certificaternThe envelope was carried on the M.V. King William which departed Tristan on Feb 14, 1932. The enclosed letter from Frances Repetto is datelined at Tristan the same day. In it she mentions that a ship has not stopped by the island for 10 months, the bishop of St Helena visit, and other bits concerning life on the island. There was a period in 1932 when there was no cachet available as it had been taken by Rev Partridge on a 5-month leave of absence from Jan-May 1932.rn (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 55.00


Closed..Oct-01-2021, 14:42:40 EST
Sold For 0

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