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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
738 c   imageH & G #C2H, 1902 large 2d registered stationery envelope to Montserrat, additionally franked with two 1909-11 ½d, tied by Kingstown April 11, 1910 c.d.s., backstamped on receipt, only two examples recorded. (Image) Est. $200-300


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739 c   image"Missent To St Vincent" straight-line handstamp, on September 12, 1912 envelope from Freiburg, Germany, via Cherbourg addressed to Grenada, additionally tying the "Germania" 20pf, this mail being erroneously forwarded to St. Vincent, from where it was redirected to Grenada, where the tax hexagonal marking and the postage due 1d where applied, the latter very slightly obscuring the instructional St. Vincent marking, all on front, showing St. Vincent and Grenada c.d.s.'s on back; vertical crease not affecting the frankings; one of just three usages recorded and a most rare combination of postmarks and adhesives; ex-Messenger. (Image) Est. $300-400


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740 c 116 imageS.G. #116, 1913-17 1s Black and green, on undeliverable WWI mail, Aug. 1st 1914 registered envelope from Kingstown to Ulm, Germany, with framed "Undeliverable/L.P.S." marking and August 18 London datestamp on reverse, the cover being redirected to Germany almost one year after the end of the War on Nov. 7, 1919 with corresponding c.d.s. at upper left and a new registered label, backstamped in London on December 9; a very fine and most rare usage during WWI. (Image) (image_2) Est. $150-200


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Ireland
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
741 c   imageSeptember 1939 Provisional Irish oval censor handstamp; Aug. 18, 1939 envelope from St. Vincent to Dublin, bearing 1½d tied by Colonarie village c.d.s., showing stupendous strike of the "Passed By/Censor" oval handstamp, applied provisionally in September 1939 after the outbreak of the WWII; during the journey of this cover, the War outbreak occured, making this a fascinating usage, the most significant of only three covers recorded bearing this handstamp. (Image) Est. $200-300


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St. Vincent
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
742 c   imageCrown "Passed By/Censor" double circle and countersigned "Censor in charge", partly covered by St. Vincent censorship label on July 30, 1945 cover from Kingstown to Washington, franked by 1938-47½d and 3d; the only recorded example of this censorship, being the most significant of this territory. (Image) Est. $200-300


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743 ogO   St. Vincent mint and used assembly comprising few hundreds in stock pages, including specimens, early issues with duplications, nothing particularly expensive but some better high denominations in the semi-modern period or slightly better values in the early issues; mixed condition for the classics, otherwise fine-very fine. Est. $150-200


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744 OS   St. Vincent used collection, an advanced assembly mounted on album pages, on the first page illustrating a 1810 colored map of the Island, including a wide range of shades and duplicates in the early issues, some multiples, occasionally better cancellations with few abbreviated village examples of "GB/40c" accountancy handstamp, commencing with eight plate proofs for some early issues, first issue 1d in strip of four, three 6d, 1862-68 perf. 11-12½ 1s (trimmed perfs.), six 4d, three 1864-66 1s. perf. 14-16, two 1866 1s perf 11-12½x14-16, four examples of each of the three 1869 perf. 11-12½ values, three 1872 1s perf. 11-12½, 1881 surcharged ½d on half 6d with R.P.S. certificate, 1881 perf. 11-12½ 4d with seven examples including one pair, 1885-93 issues with specimens, 1899 set of nine used and additionally represented with overprinted "Specimen", 1902 set with two examples of the 5s, 1904-11 set of nine including the £1 accompanied by R.P.S. certificate, 1907-08 issues with specimens, 1913-17 set of 13 used, War Tax issues including some covers with two formula envelopes of which one with scarce village c.d.s. of Barroullie, 1938-47 perf. set of 15 specimens, three pages dedicated to forgeries from the early issues, etc; a very interesting lot featuring a very good basis for an advanced collection, in predominantly very fine condition, viewing highly recommended. Est. $4,000-5,000


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745 Oc   imageVillage Usages Assembly, Abbreviated and Extended Datestamps, the highly interesting balance of the collection, cleanly mounted on album pages, including stamps exhibiting abbreviated types -mainly Q.V. issues-, with BAR (4), BEQ (11), BI (2), CA (13), CH (3), CO (8), CUM (1), K (7), L (4), MES (4), RAB (9), ST (6), UE (1), extended-village small types including Barrouallie, Bequia, Biabou, Bridgetown, Buccament (rare), Calliaqua, Canouan, Chateaubelair, Colonarie, Cumberland, Georgetown, Layou, Mesopotamia, Rabacca, Stubbs, Union State, "St-Vincent/C" provisionally used at Peruvian Vale, larger types with New Ground, rare New Adelphi diameter 23.5mm. on KEVII ½d being one of nine stamps known, Orange Hill, etc, modern issues with mainly philatelic usages from Arnos Vale to Union Island; the collection is notably enriched by various dozens of covers of which 36 bearing late Q.V. or K.E.VII issues, also including some few attractive registered formula envelopes, with remarkable usages as Barrouallie small c.d.s on one of the just four inland mails recorded, small Canouan c.d.s. on two items, etc; generally fine-very fine with some faults in the early Q.V. issues as usually found, a very scarce and very difficult to duplicate advanced assembly on St. Vincent village datestamps, representing a good and quite comprehensive basis to expand, this field being of great significance and desirability in the St. Vincent collection. (Image) (image_2) (image_3) (image_4) (image_5) (image_6) (image_7) (image_8) (image_9) (image_10) Est. $3,000-4,000


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746 c   imageSt. Vincent, 1885-97 postal history lot comprising 44 items, including registered mail, book post mail, various registered formula envelopes, a varied display of frankings including unusual multiples and up to an eight-color franking, O.H.M.S. registered mail from the G.P.O., an interesting mixed franking made up of 1893 4d and 1899 5d, destinations including U.S., Barbados, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Norway, St. Kitts; a mainly very fine, comprehensive and attractive group. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000


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747 c   St. Vincent, 1907-55 lot of 46 covers, including nine 1907-11 D.L.R.-issues examples with envelope from the Government house, registered mail and the complete set of denominations on the second earliest cover recorded, K.E. VII 3d, 4d and 1s on scarce registered airmail cover to U.S., 1919 O.A.S. ship mail, 1916 incoming military mail from Egypt, two covers from the money order office, 1932 first flight to Barbados (100 carried), 1920-22 two items taxed on arrival and therefore showing combination frankings with U.S. and G.B., etc; mainly very fine. Est. $750-1,000


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748 Oc   Cancellations and instructional markings, miscellaneous group, comprising 15 stamps, including 1872-94 issues with Parcel Post c.d.s., manuscript usages, one stamp additionally cancelled by indistinct red Abbreviated Village c.d.s. and "A10" barred oval, later issues with F.P.O., Money Order and Late Fee cancellations, as well as three covers including 1932 "Unclaimed", 1938 "Late Fee" and 1939 "Missent to St. Vincent B.W.I.", this struck on a defective envelope from New Zealand addressed to St. Vincent in Cape Verde Islands. Est. $200-300


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749 c   imageSt. Vincent postal stationery collection, mainly used, comprising 79 items, including 32 postcards, 12 of which overprinted "Specimen", 31 envelopes, 12 being "Specimen", with one very interesting 1947 item featuring the 3d denomination and provisionally amended in manuscript to 4d by the postal administration (another example is known in 1938), as well as 16 wrappers including 5 "Specimen", with one remarkable 1898 item featuring an unusual five-color franking, fine-very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

Currently...$280.00
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750 c   imageMaritime Mail, group of four covers, including 1899 cover to London bearing 1d, and 1d stationery card to Germany additionally franked with 1d, both cancelled in Barbados with "Posted on British Packet" straight-line handstamp alongside, 1934 incoming cover from Bahamas to St. Vincent bearing War Tax ½d pair and 1935 cover bearing Canada 3c with manuscript "Missent to St Vincent" in red and cachet of the C.N.S. "Lady Hawkins", both covers bearing the franking tied by "Paquebot" straight-line handstamp struck in St. Vincent. (Image) Est. $250-300


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751 c   St. Vincent censorship mail comprising 57 covers/cards sent abroad except for some incoming mail, including several better types including straight-line censors, refused mail by the General Postmaster, "Passed I.U.U." octagonal marking of which four examples are known, etc; mainly fine-very fine. Est. $600-800


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Turks & Caicos
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
752 c   image1799, January 23 folded letter to Portsmouth carried by the schooner "Franklin" as per instruction endorsement at lower left, two vertical creases, a scarce very early entire dispatched in the 18th century. (Image) Est. $150-200


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753 c   image1842 "Turks Islands" manuscript marking on folded cover to London, rated "4" and "1/-", showing on reverse the manuscript marking of origin and arrival c.d.s. for 28 May; ex-Ludington.In January 1842 the R.M.S.P.Co. established a bimonthly West Indies mail service using Grand Turk as the distribution point for its branch services. This service was discontinued in October of the same year because of the generally unsuitable conditions in the anchorage. No post office was opened in Grand Turk until December 11, 1854. The manuscript markings were written on packet letters in transit and sorted at Grand Turk. (Image) Est. $400-500


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754 c   image1845, January 27 incoming folded letter from United States with interesting contents regarding Washington and politics in the U.S., headed inside "Not knowing when a vessel sails, I fear my letter may lie in the post office some days. Adieu. Adieu.", endorsed "Care of Geo & John Laurie/Merchants Exchange New York", crossed out and with corresponding red cachet of the forwarding agents on reverse, with neat dispatch c.d.s. on face, "Paid" straight-line and "10" manuscript rate; in addition one letter from London to New Jersey with the same forwarding agents' marking. (Image) Est. $150-200


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755 c   image1846, October 22 folded letter from Salt Cay, endorsed "Care of Messrs G. & J. Laurie New York" (deleted), addressed to New York and redirected to Jamaica-Long Island, rated "6" in pencil, showing red New York c.d.s. on face and forwarding agent's cachet of George and John Laurie on reverse, couple of small tears at top; contents concerning a hurricane and the consequent losses. (Image) Est. $150-200


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756 c   image"Turks-Islands/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp, struck on front of 1863, November 14 envelope from Stockton, California, to Grand Turk, bearing 1861-62 Washington 10c Green, tied by six-bars cancel in red, with dispatch c.d.s. alongside, endorsed at base "In care of John Arthur & Son, Schooner Baltic"; a fine strike of this postmark, which is generally faintly applied, and of which only a handful of examples are believed to exist; ex-Ludington. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500


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757 P   image1867, 1d Black die proof, on India paper backed on card, 41x50mm, a very fine, notably rare and desirable proof, representing a key item in an advanced Turks and Caicos collection. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000


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