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Corinphila Auctions AG Sale: 265

Brit. Colonies
Malta
Sale No: 265
Lot No: 499
Symbol:
image 1938: Pictorial definitive set of 15 values excluding the values issued in 1943, all perforated diagonally 'SPECIMEN', fresh and fine in unused condition. Gi = £ 700 for the set of 21. (Image 1) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4296
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1855 (April 9): France 1853 20 c. blue imperforate, used example with large margins all round tied to 1855 cover from Malta to Blois, France by large part "MALTA" double arc datestamp in black (April 9) with repeated strike above displaying well on reverse flap. 'Poss. Angl. / Marseille' entry marking in red (April 15) and reverse with Paris and Blois cds's in black. An extraordinary usage - the sole such recorded on a French adhesive.rnProvenance: Collection Plastiras Foster, Jamet, Paris, 26 March 1990, lot 141; Lugdunum, Lyon, 9 Dec 2002, lot 231.rnNote: The British Administration of the Malta Post Office commenced, somewhat unsuccessfully from late August 1857. Prior to this date all letters posted with adhesive stamps in Malta were those carried there by the sender.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4297
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1883 (June 20): Great Britain 1881 2½ d. blue pl. 23, the famous single example used on 1883 cover from Malta to Vizzini, Sicily boldly tied by double arc "MALTA" datestamp (June 20) in black. Reverse with Siracusa cds (June 22) and Vizzini arrival (June 23). One or two closed opening tears at top of no significance, this being the sole recorded usage of this datestamp as a cancellation device. Mentioned in Parmenter & Gordon on page 1/15. An exhibition item and stunningly attractive.rnProvenance: Collection Andrê Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 145; Collection 'De Boer', Corinphila sale 100, Zurich, 16-21 June 1997, lot 4780. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4299
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1855 (Oct 7): Great Britain 1855 1 d. red-brown, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, lettered MD, a single example tied by fine strike of the Malta "Wavy Lines" handstamp applied at Valletta in black to Soldier's concessionary rate cover to Bedford, endorsed at top "From No. 4857 Pte. Wm. Roe, 57th K.O.L.I" (King's Own Light Infantry - the "Die Hards") and countersigned by Commanding Offficer at left. Reverse with double arc MALTA datestamp of despatch (Oct 7) in black, London transit in red and Bedford arrival in green (Oct 25). Two examples are known of this Soldier's Letter usage (the other ex Alcock), this being undoubtedly the finer. A dramatic and famous cover. Cert. RPSL (1963).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1180; RL, Basel, 25 Oct 1977, lot 31; Collection Dr. Gordon Latto, Phillips, London, 28 Oct 1993, lot 87. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4300
Symbol:
image 1856 (Feb): Great Britain 1855 2 d., wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, plate 5, lettered EA, a single example tied by good strike of the Malta "Wavy Lines" handstamp applied at Valletta in black to Sailor's concessionary rate cover to Chatham, Kent endorsed at top "From George Francis, Seaman / HMS Viper, Malta" and countersigned by his Commanding Officer "H.R.Harris" below; the reverse with London cds (Feb 20) and double arc Chatham arrival (Feb 21) struck in blue. A great rarity - the 2 d. adhesive is listed but unpriced by Stanley Gibbons, this being the sole recorded example used on letter, being used to pay the concessionary rate and the Captain's gratuity. Wonderful and unique.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Geneva, 30 April 1976, lot 1029. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4301
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1855 (July 3): Great Britain 1847 Embossed 1 s. green, a single example with large margins on three sides and barely shaved at left, used with 1855 1 d. red-brown, Die II, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 16 lettered RI, each tied by the superb strikes of the Malta "Wavy Lines" handstamp applied at Valletta in black to 1855 cover endorsed 'via Marseilles' and mailed to Market Harborough. Carried by French Packet at rate of 1/1d. for a letter under ½ ounce. Reverse with double arc MALTA despatch cds (July 3) in black, London transit cds in red and 'Market Harbough' arrival cds in green (July 10). Small imperfections of absolutely no significance. One of the the most important items of both Maltese and Mediterranean Postal History. A stunning cover of great rarity. Unique.rnProvenance: Plumridges, London, 1 Nov 1917; Article by Bertram McGowan in 'The British Philatelist', April 1930, page 12; Exhibited at the Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Royal Philatelic Society, London, 1935; Collection H.A. Cann, Harmers, London, 15 June 1970, lot 3; Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2093. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4302
Symbol:
image 1858 (Feb 1): Great Britain 1855 1 d. red-brown on blued, Die II, wmk. Large Crown perf. 14 and 2 d. blue wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, pl. 5 used on 1858 cover from Malta to Rome tied by "M" obliterators in black with fair only 'P.' in red and fine VIA DI MARE in red alongside and rated '24' bajocchi to pay upon receipt (Feb 11). Two cover bends away from the adhesives but an attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4303
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1858 (March 20): Great Britain 1855 1 d. red-brown on blued, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14 and rare 1854 2 d. blue, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, pl. 4 in two vertical pairs (MI/NI and OJ/PJ), used on 1858 cover from Malta to Rear Admiral Robert Smart in London endorsed 'Royal Albert' tied by five strikes of the "M" obliterator, paying the 9d. rate via Marseilles for an under ¼ ounce letter. Reverse with doube ring 'MALTA / PAID' despatch in red (March 20) and London arrival (March 26) in red. Lower pair over the edge of the base of envelope but most attractive and extremely rare.rnProvenance: Collection E.E. Yates, RL, London, 31 July-1 Aug 1940, lot 585; Harmers, London, 27 Oct 1941, lot 14; Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, lot 4; Collection H.A. Cann, Harmers, London, 15 June 1970, lot 19; Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2163.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4304
Symbol:
image 1857 (Nov 27): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red star, perf. 14 and 1857 4 d. rose in a horizontal pair used on 1857 cover from Malta to Newbury, Berks., endorsed 'Paid 9d. via Marseilles', tied by three fine strikes of the "M" obliterator with reverse showing double arc 'Malta' in black (Nov 27), London cds in red and 'Newbury' arrival cds in blue (Dec 3). Small closed tear in flap otherwise fine. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4305
Symbol:
image 1858 (Jan 9): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red star, perf. 14, 1857 4 d. rose in a horizontal pair and 1856 1 s. green used on 1858 cover from Malta to Edinburgh at 1/9 d. rate for between ¾ oz. to 1 ounce rate, all tied by four bold strikes of the "M" obliterator. 'London / Paid' cds in red of transit at left (Jan 14) and reverse with seal renoved and faint double arc 'Malta' cds (Jan 9) and Edinburgh (Jan 15) arrival. Slight crease and perforations slightly off the edge of the cover but a rare and appealing three colour franking. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4306
Symbol:
image 1858 (Dec 18): Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7, a horizontal pair used on 1858 cover from Malta addressed to "HMS Wanderer" care of the British Consul in Constantinople, tied by two strikes of thee "M" obliterator with 'British Post Office / Constantinople' arrival cds on reverse (Dec 27) in red. Flap missing but an attractive cover.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4307
Symbol:
image 1859 (Jan 15): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac used on 1859 cover to Naples tied by "M" obliterator with Maltese oval "P." in red, reverse with single ring 'Malta' despatch cds (Jan 15) in red. Naples scrolled arrival handstamp in red and rated '31' grana to pay. A fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4308
Symbol:
image 1879 (May 28): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. pl. 13 used on unsealed Printed Matter rate cover from Malta to Livorno tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (May 28), reverse with Siracusa transit (May 30) and Livorno arrival (June 1). A fresh and fine cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4309
Symbol:
image 1879 (March 4): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 15, a single and a block of four used on 1879 cover from Malta tied by two strikes of the horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (March 4) with London arrival on reverse (March 12). A few wrinkles to the envelope but a charming and scarce usage. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4310
Symbol:
image 1864 (March 1): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red star, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, two horizontal strips of three lettered NG-NI and OG-OI, used on 1864 cover to York endorsed "At Sea March 1st." and "via Marseilles", tied by three strikes of the horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex with octagonal framed "MALTA / MB" Mobile Box datestamp below (March 2) in black. 'London / Paid' transit in red on front and reverse with York arrival cds (March 8). A delightful and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4311
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1862 (Feb 14): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red star, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 14, tied to 1862 outer wrapper of Prices Current used from Malta to Alexandria by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Feb 14). A very rare stamp, especially so on letter. Ex collection Lloyd-Lowles. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4312
Symbol:
image 1874 (Dec 29): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 173, two horizontal pairs used on 1874 entire letter from Malta to Corfu, Ionian Islands endorsed 'via Brindisi' tied by three strikes of the horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Dec 29). Underpaid and struck with straight line INSUFFICIENTLY-PREPAID handstamp in black (later than the recorded use in Parmenter & Gordon page 1/16) and struck with '12½' credit mark to Italy in black above. Reverse with datestamps of Siracusa, Messina and Brindisi (Jan 2, 1875). Taxed on arrival at full rate of 65 lepta from Brindisi with Greek Large Hermes 1872/75 5 l. green on greenish, 20 l. deep blue and 40 l. pale rose on blued tied in black. A rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4313
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1879 (Feb 3): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 195 and 1876/79 2½ d. rosy mauve pl. 13 used on 1879 cover from Malta to London each tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Feb 3). Struck at right with the rare circular "F.L." in black - the transposed LATE FEE marking (unlisted by Parmenter & Gordon) borne out by the additional 1 d. paid above the normal UPU rate. A rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4314
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1869 (Nov 16): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 124, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 and 1867 6 d. violet pl. 8 used on 1869 entire letter from Malta to New York endorsed 'via Southampton' tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Nov 17) with 'London / Paid' transit cds (Nov 27) and carried on the Cunard Steamer 'Cuba'. Red '2 / Cents' credit marking under 'New York / Paid All' cds of arrival in red (Dec 9). Small imperfections with piece missing from face panel and file folds but an attractive three colour usage.rn Provenance: Collection Leslie Wheeler, RL, London, 25 March 1986, lot 959. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4315
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1870 (March 16): Registered cover from Malta to Livorno endorsed 'col Vapore postali Italiano' franked by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 111 in a horizontal pair and 1865 1 s. green pl. 4, all cancelled by neat "A25" obliterators in black. Superb strike of circular "REGISTERED / MALTA" datestamp in red alongside - the earliest recorded usage of this marking. The cover endorsed as weighing "gr. 6½" (below a ¼ of an ounce) and strangely treated as double rate (note '2' in red at top) alongside Too Late 'DOPO LA / PARTENZA' handstamp in black. Manuscript '5½' (55 centesimi) credit to Italy on front. Reverse with Siracusa cds, Napoli Ferrovia cds and Livorno arrival (March 21). A charming and rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection 'Disraeli', Cavendish, 11 June 1994, lot 153; Cavendish, Derby, 8 March 2017. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4316
Symbol:
image 1863 (April 4): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 9, a vertical pair used on 1863 cover from Malta to Messina, tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex in black (April 4). Underpaid for double rate with '2' at upper left and struck with INSUFFICIENTLY-PAID handstamp in black as shortpaid 2 d. and manuscript alteration alongside '2½' and red '1¼' equate to the '4¾' pence to be credited to the Italian Post Office; struck with fine PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / FRANCESI in black and '14' centesemi to collect on arrival in Messina (April 6). A charming and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4317
Symbol:
image 1859 (Sept 3): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 7, 1857 4 d. rose and 1856 1 s. green used on triple rate cover from Malta to London endorsed 'via Marseilles', all tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Sept 3). 'London / Paid' arrival in red (Sept 8) alongside. The adhesives applied slightly towards the edge but a charming cover, addressed to the Lord Chief Justice of Malta, the Honourable Sir Adrian Dingli, and a most attractive three colour franking. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4318
Symbol:
image 1864 (Dec 31): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 9 and 1862 1 s. green used on cover with full contents from Malta to 'Hooker Post Office', Wisconsin, USA tied by light strike of horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex and by neat strike of 'London / Paid' transit in red (Jan 8). Carried on the Inman Line Steamer 'Glasgow' in closed bag with 'CHICAGO AM PKT / 5' datestamp (Jan 31) in blue on obverse and rated '16' cents credit to USA in manuscript. Some edge wear to envelope but a scarce and delightful cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4319
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1876 (April 14): Great Britain 1875/76 2½ d. rosy mauve, pl. 2, a used example with variety "LH / FL" error of lettering on 1876 envelope from Malta to Pangbourne near Reading tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (April 14) with reverse showing Reading (April 19) and Pangbourne datestamps in black. The rare adhesive with some age spots and the cover sensibly restored at top for display, the extent of which can be seen on the original certificate. The sole recorded usage of this stamp on letter in Malta. Unique. Cert. RPSL (1928) Gi = £ 3'500 off cover.rnProvenance: Collection H.S. Damsell, RL, London, 16 Nov 1955, lot 79; Collection George Coates, RL, London, 7 Nov 1990, lot 1284. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4321
Symbol:
image 1882 (Jan 27): Great Britain 1881 2½ d. blue pl. 22, a single example used on 1882 cover from Malta to Vizzini, Sicily tied by first vertical "MALTA / A25" duplex (Jan 27, code D), missing that day's post and struck with perfect "TOO-LATE" in black alongside. Backstamped Siracusa (Jan 29) and Vizzini (Jan 30). Charming and rare. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4322
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1881 (May 9): Great Britain 1881 2½ d. blue pl. 21 in a horizontal pair used with 1880 1 d. venetian red, this last paying the Late Fee, on cover from Malta to Naples tied by first vertical "MALTA / A25" duplex (May 9, code C). Circular transposed "F.L." struck in black alongside and reverse with Naples arrival and distribution handstamp (May 11). Central file fold well away from the adhessives, trivial aging around perfs. but a very rare handstamp.rnProvenance: Collection Leslie Wheeler, RL, London, 25 March 1986, lot 903. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4323
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1866 (Jan 30): Great Britain 1865 3 d. rose pl. 4 and 1862 4 d. vermilion, three examples on 1866 entire letter at triple rate from Malta to Barcelona endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Jan 31). Oval framed 'P-F' below and Marseille transit on obverse with "8Rs." due marking applied on arrival. Reverse with 'Tarasconà Carcassonne' TPO, 'Espana / La Junquera' cds in blue and Barcelona arrival (Feb 7). A few imperfections but a most appealing entire.rnProvenance: Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2303. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4324
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image 1868 (July 23): Great Britain 1867 3 d. bright rose pl. 5, 6 d. lilac pl. 6 and 1 s. green pl. 4, used on 1868 registered cover from Malta via Messina to Constantinople, tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (July 23) with "♚ / REGISTERED" in red alongside. Reverse with 'British Post Office / Constantinople' arrival cds (Aug 7) on reverse. Minor wrinkles but a delightful three colour registered usage. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4325
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1862 (Feb 14): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose-carmine in a horizontal strip of three and 1856 1 s. green in a vertical pair, used on six times rate cover from Malta to London endorsed 'via Marseilles' tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Feb 14) in black with 'London / Paid' arrival datestamp in red (Feb 18) alongside. Faults to the 4 d. strip of three but a rare rate and not unattractive.rnProvenance: Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2308. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4326
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1862 (Nov 24): Great Britain 1862 4 d. vermilion-red used on 1862 cover from Malta to Catania tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Nov 24) with fine circular Forwarding Agent's cachet AGENCE GENERALE DE NAVIAGTION A VAPEUR / AGENCE DE MALTE / BAZIN, LEON GAY & CIE cachet in black at left and oval 'P-D.' in red at right. Catania arrival cds (Nov 25) on reverse of a fine cover.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Camillery, Christie's, London, 14 May 1991, lot 178. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4327
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1873 (May 20): Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 13 used on 1873 entire letter from Tripoli, Libya to Genova endorsed 'via Messina' at base, tied by neat horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (May 23) with sender's cachet at left and unlisted Forward Agent's cachet "Received & Forwarded / by R. SOLER / Malta" in black alongside. Framed "P.D. / 2¾" credit marking also on front of a rare and charming entire.rnProvenance: Collection Francisco, Christie's, London, 22 March 1989, lot 2058. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4329
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1861 (May 17): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac used on cover from Malta to London endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (May 17). 'London / Paid' arrival in red (May 22) on front and re-addressed to Alton, Hampshire with 1 d. red tied by 'London / W11' sideways duplex (May 23). A fresh and fine cover.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Jacob von Uexkull, DF, 19 Nov 1997, lot 20885. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4330
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image 1870 (Aug 30): Great Britain 1867 6 d. violet pl. 8 and 1 s. green pl. 4 used on registered 1870 cover from Malta to Naples carried at triple rate, tied by three strikes of the "A25" obliterator with manuscript Italian credit '8½' alongside. Fine circular "REGISTERED / MALTA" datestamp below (Aug 30) in red with 'P.D.' also on obverse. Reverse with Naples arrival (Sept 2). A delightful and very rare cover. Ex Cole and Abrahamson. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4331
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image 1873 (Aug 12): Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown, a horizontal pair used on 1873 cover from Malta to Livorno endorsed 'Col Postali Italiano' paying the quintuple rate tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Aug 12). Red 'P.D.' at left and reverse with Siracusa transit cds and Livorno arrival (Aug 16). A high rate and a scarce and attractive franking. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4332
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1862 (March 28): Great Britain 1856 1 s. green, single and horizontal strip of three tied to 1862 cover from Malta to London endorsed 'Via Messina', carried at eight times the 6 d. rate and tied by neat strikes of horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex in black (March 28). 'London / Paid' arrival cds (April 3) in red at left. Two ironed file folds do not detract from the rarity or beauty of the cover.rnProvenance: Collection "Disraely", Cavendish, Derby, 11 June 1994, lot 66. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4333
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1865 (Feb 4): Great Britain 1862 1 s. green, lettered KD and showing "K in Circle Variety", used on 1865 cover from Malta to Messina carried at triple rate, tied by horizontal "MALTA / A25" duplex (Feb 4) leaving the variety clear. Credit marking '3¾' in red crayon manuscript below the adhesive and Messina arrival cds (Feb 5) on reverse. The adhesive with slight age spot and corner perf. missing below the variety and perfs. trimmed at right but a great rarity on or off cover. Cert. RPSL (1947) Gi = £ 2'250 off cover / Gi 90a = £ 2'750 off cover.rnProvenance: Collection H.S. Damsell, RL, London, 16 Nov 1955, lot 55. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image)

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Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4335
Symbol:
image 1880 (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) (Image)

Opening CHF 100.00
Sold...CHF 200.00


Closed..Jun-08-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4336
Symbol:
image 1870 (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) (Image)

Opening CHF 1,500.00
Sold...CHF 1,700.00


Closed..Jun-08-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 1700
Sale No: 265
Lot No: 4338
Symbol: Cat No: Collection

image 1871 (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) (Image)

Opening CHF 5,000.00
Sold...CHF 5,000.00


Closed..Jun-08-2021, 23:59:00 EST
Sold For 5000


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