Stamps and Covers of the World

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Stamps and Covers of the World

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AdenTransit Registration Numbers: 1903-04, a group of covers from Berbera, British Somaliland a variety of frankings, each with boxed Berbera handstamp, oval handstamp applied in Aden with number insertion and other markings; also 1903 envelope registered from Seychelles to Germany bearing 1896 36c. on 48c. and includes Aden transit and the handstruck oval (B.P.A. certificate 1952) and 1898 envelope from Lamu, British East Africa to Leipzig including the Aden transit and handstruck ova. A good group. (8 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and C...

AdenAden-Yemeni Boundary Commission1903 (14 Feb,) stampless envelope to Lucknow marked "On Field Service Aden Column. No Postage Stamps available" and sent by "Pte. F.C. Stenning, C. Coy, 1st Hants Det, Dthala" and countersigned by the commanding officer and bearing a faint strike of unframed "active service/unpaid" in purple, circular "overland postage/due" charged at the soldier's postage rate of ½a., plus "T" in circle; the reverse bearing Aden (15.2), and various transit c.d.s. including the diminutive oval "unpaid/23 fe 03/lucknow" in green. A fine and highly important cover from this ca...

AdenAden-Yemeni Boundary Commission1903 (14 Apr.) 1a. on 2½a. stationery envelope to Dover uprated with India Q.V. ½a. tied by pen stroke and both with neat strikes of "experimental p.o./B-84" type D1 c.d.s. (used at Dthali), the reverse with Aden (15.4) and Dover (25.4) c.d.s.; vertical fold and a little soiled. A good cover and very early use of this postmark. The sender was Lieut. C.H. Hawkins of the 1st Hampshire Regiment. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AdenAden-Yemeni Boundary Commission1903 (20 July) envelope with a fine pen and ink cartoon of a rural postman address to Mrs W. Street in Cove and showing a signpost "To Farnboro", bears a pair of India Q.V. ½a. tied by fine strikes of "dthali" c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (21.7) overstruck by Farnborough (2.8) c.d.s. Sent by Sgt. William Eade of the 1st Hampshire Regiment. A marvellous and charismatic cover featuring the 'winking postman'. Photoprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe auction, June 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions fo...

AdenAden-Yemeni Boundary Commission1904 (9 Feb.) envelope to Cove, near Farnborough bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a good strike of the "experimental p.o./b-48" (possibly used at Sulaiq), the reverse bearing Aden and Farnborough (24.2) c.d.s. Sent by "Lcp A.E. Street, 1st Hampshire Regt, Aden Column, Arabia". A rare postmark, possible only two recorded. Photoprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe auction, June 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

AdenAden-Yemeni Boundary CommissionIncoming Mail1904 (Feb.) Civil & Military News paper with printed address label to Shaikh Chand, Butler, c/o Major Pullen R.A., Nobat Dakin, Aden Column, Aden bearing Q.V. 3p. tied by Ikba-Lganj c.d.s. A rare incoming item of mail into the interior. PhotoNote: Major A. F. Pullen of the Royal Garrison Artillery succeeded Major Davidson as Road Commandant when the latter took command of the Royal Garrison Artillery in Aden, and acted as his staff officer during the expedition against the rebellious Kotaibi hill tribes. provenance:Gary Brown, November 2015Subj...

(x) AdenKathiri State of Seiyun1946 Victory 2½a. lower right corner block of four with plate number, variety overprint inverted, fine unmounted mint. A unique positional piece, only one sheet of sixty existed. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). S.G. 13b, £7,200+. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AdenKathiri State of Seiyun1951 20c. on 3a. sepia and carmine horizontal strip of three with margin at right, variety surcharge double, one albino, fresh and fine mint. A rare multiple. S.G. 23a, £1,800. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Antigua1903-07 CC 5/- grey-green and violet, block of four, very faint paper buckle at right not affecting the fine appearance; unmounted mint. S.G. 40, £440+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Antigua1938-51 Script complete set of eighteen values to £1 including all listed shades, each value in an unmounted block of four, some values marginal, 2d. and 10/- with part imprint; fine and fresh multiples. S.G. 98-109 group, £1,200+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ascension1922-56 mainly mint collection on Scott album pages including 1922 St. Helena overprint set to 3/-, 1924-33 Script set to 3/-, 1934 set to 5/- both mint and used, 1935 Silver Jubilees, 1938-53 set to 10/- with most perf. varieties, later commemoratives, etc; good to fine. S.G. cat value £1,450+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ascension1924-33 Script set of twelve to 3/-, all used with 'Posted at Sea/ Ascension Island/ S.S. Union Castle/ 27 Jan. 28' Ship cancellations; fine. S.G. 10-20, £600+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ascension1938-53 Script complete set of thirty-two to 10/- including perforation varieties and shades, each value in an unmounted mint block of four, most marginal and the majority with imprint or plate number, fine and fresh multiples. S.G. 38-47b group, £2,800++Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ascension1938-53 2/6d. black and deep carmine, perf. 13, showing davit flaw, lightly mounted mint; fine. S.G. 45ca, £1,400provenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Australian ColoniesQueensland1890 (Sept.) Sailor's letter from Brisbane to Boston, Lincolnshire from J. E. Young on board H. M. S. Swinger, bearing Queensland 1d. cancelled and tied by barred 'fb' (the stamp has been cut-out and rejoined to the cover), signed by the Commanding Officer, note on reverse: 'Send us word/ the latest/ all's well/ J.M.J.'; fine and rareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Australian ColoniesSouth Australia1876-1900 watermark Broad Star, perf 11½-12½, 1/- top marginal block of four showing printed "2/- 1788", some perf re-enforcement at top otherwise fine unused with large part original gum. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian ColoniesSouth Australia1876-1900 watermark Broad Star, perf 11½-12½, 2/- rose-carmine pair with margin at foot showing inverted printed "2/- 1144", fresh and fine unused with large part original gum. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian ColoniesSouth Australia1894 Taranberg design 2½d. composite essay in India ink and Chinese white, printed Queen's head and surrounded by simulated perforations in pencil, executed on thin card (68x85mm.) dated "july 12 92" and "19 oct. 92"; the card with some slight soiling not affecting design. Unique. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Australian ColoniesVictoria1854 (1 June) envelope from Sandhurst to Sydney, bearing on reverse 1854 Queen on Throne, Campbell & Co, Stone 9 2d. grey-brown, nine singles [10, 11, 24, 28, 29 (on face), 34, 46 and 49] tied by Barred Oval "5", showing despatch (on face), Melbourne and arrival datestamps; Seybold h.s. on face, some small stains and three are defective though a rare and spectacular franking. B.P.A. Certificate (2010)provenance:John F. SeyboldR.A. PerrySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 13½x142d. scarlet, a top right corner block of four showing complete plate number "10", fine mint, mounted in the selvedge only. Rare with only three or four examples recorded. S.G. 167; BW 187zr, $3,000provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 13½x141/- grey-green, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet showing virtually complete plate number "2", a fraction gum toned otherwise fine; extremely rare, only one block recorded by Brusden White. S.G. 174; BW 208za, $8,500. Photoprovenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x14½d. orange, a coil perf bottom centre plate number "-2-" block of twelve (4x3), fine mint. Rare. S.G. 179; BW 179zc, $3,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141d. emerald-green, a top centre plate number ".6." gutter block of twelve (6x2), a fraction gum toned otherwise fine mounted mint. S.G. 180; BW 182zf, $2,750provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141d. emerald-green, a top centre plate number ".13." gutter block of eight, fine mounted mint. S.G. 180; BW 182zn, $5,000provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141d. emerald-green, a top centre plate number "14" gutter block of twelve, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 180; BW 182zo, $1,750provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141d. emerald-green, a top centre plate number ".14." gutter block of eight, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 180; BW 182zp, $1,750provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141d. emerald-green and 2d. scarlet, each in an Ash imprint block of four with coil perf. large holes; fine unmounted mint. BW 182zr, 188zqa, $5,750provenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x142d. scarlet, a top centre plate number "3" gutter block of eight; mounted in the selvedge only. Rare. S.G. 184, BW 188zb, $2,500provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1937-49 Perf. 15x141937-49 perf. 15x14 2d. scarlet, a top centre plate number ".12." gutter block of four; mounted in the selvedge only. Scarce. S.G. 184; BW 188zja, $1,750provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1942-50 2½d. scarlet block of six from the foot of the sheet, variety tinted paper, a few split perfs, fine mint with the lower row of three unmounted. BW 230ab, $4,050provenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1942-50 2½d. scarlet corner block of six with imprint at foot, partly imperforate due to paper fold at left, fine mint; striking and rare. BW 230bb, $3,250+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1942-50 2½d. deep scarlet, tête-bêche pair, from the booklet pane, characteristic poor centring , faint gum bend not detracting from the fine appearance; fine mint. Rare. Drury Certificate (2022). BW 230cdb, $12,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1947 Newcastle 2½d. carmine, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet and with gutter at left, the top row imperforate vertically; mounted in the selvedge only; striking and rare. S.G. 219 var; BW 242 var. Photoprovenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1947 5/10d. 'Department of Agriculture, Victoria' parcel label, attached to large piece of parcel to Scotland, cancelled by 'melbourne' machine cancel and with '19 sep 1947' handstamp below in violet; fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1950-52 3d. dark green, plate number block of six from the upper left corner of the sheet with almost complete plate number "-1-" at top; fine mint. Rare. S.G. 237d; BW 252z, $3,500provenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1950-52 3d. dark green, a gutter block of eight showing plate number "3" at top centre; fine mint. Very rare. S.G. 237d; BW 252zd, $5,000. Photoprovenance:Morgan, Spink, November 2012Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1946 British Commonwealth Occupation Force1947 (8 May) complete set of seven values to 5/- used on the first day of issue addressed to Capt. Anderson of the B.C.O.F. in Japan, tied by aust. unit postal station-453' c.d.s. and with a further strike on the reverse; fine. S.G. J1-J7aSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1946 British Commonwealth Occupation Force3d. purple-brown, block of four from the foot of the sheet with imprint and interpanneau margin at left, variety overprint double, mounted on the upper pair only, fine and fresh; rare. R.P.S.V. Certificate (1999). S.G. J3a, £4,800; BW J3c, $6,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Australian Commonwealth1946 British Commonwealth Occupation Force5/- claret, corner imprint block of four from the left of the sheet, very lightly mounted mint; fine and fresh, rare. S.G. J7, £600+; BW J7z, $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Bahamas1882 perf. 12 1d. scarlet-vermilion block of twenty, large part original gum with offset on the reverse at lower right; fine and fresh. S.G. 40, £1,200+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Bahamas1938-52 Script largely complete set of thirty values to £1 (two 1/- values and no 5/- on thin striated paper), each in a block of four, eleven values with plate or sheet numbers; also the 1938 4d., 6d. and 8d. values each in a corner block of six with sheet numbers; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 149-160 group, £4,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bahamas1938-52 ½d. brown-purple, a block of thirty being the top five rows of the left pane showing watermark error Crown missing [3/3], fine unmounted mint. Very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1978). S.G. 149ea, £15,000. Photoprovenance:British West Indies, Spink, October 2004Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bahamas1942 Landfall of Columbus 8d. ultramarine and scarlet, block of four from the left of the sheet showing variety 'coiumbus' [5/2], lightly mounted mint, fine and very rare. Signed Bloch and with small 'equitable stamp co. nyc.' handstamp. Friedl Certificate (1954). S.G. 170a, £12,000. Photoprovenance:British West Indies, Spink, October 2004Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bahamas1949 (7 Apr.) 2d. registered envelope to New York, bearing 1948 3d. pair tied to by 'man o' war cay/ bahamas' c.d.s. with a further strike on the reverse; transit and arrival markings on the reverse, fine and a rare cancellationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bahrain1948 Olympic Games 2½a. on 2½d. ultramarine from the top of the sheet, variety surcharge double, unmounted mint, very fine and exceptionally rare as such. S.G. 63a, £3,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bahrain1950-55 2r. on 2/6d. yellow-green, surcharge Type II block of six from the right of the sheet and 5r. on 5/- red block of four from the left of the sheet, variety extra bar [6/1], fine unmounted mint. S.G. 77b, 78a, £1,900+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Barbados1855 (4d.) brownish red with small to large margins and 1860 pin-perf 14 (1d.) deep blue with perforations or part thereof on two sides, both cancelled by "1" obliterator on 1860 (25 Oct.) entire letter to North Carolina, showing red crayon "4", circular-framed "steamship/10" (additionally tying adhesives) with, on reverse, despatch and St. Thomas (29.10) double-arc datestamps; some peripheral creasing which just affects the top of the adhesives. S.G. 5, 15Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Barbados1861-70 rough perf 14 to 16 1/- black pair tied by "bootheel" "1" on 1869 (23 Apr.) double rate envelope to London showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival (14.5) datestamps. S.G. 35; also an unused 1881 formula card bearing 1875-81 ½d. bright green and 1d. grey-blue; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Barbados1868 (9 Nov.) Staff Sergeant Major Poole Officers envelope to his wife Kent, countersigned by the Commanding Office and bearing 1861-70 6d. bright orange-vermilion cancelled with bootheel "1", despatch and arrival datestamps on reverse; trivial imperfections, otherwise an attractive example from this well-known correspondence. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Barbados1874 (10 Apr.) envelope "p US Packet, St. Thomas" to Alexandria, Virginia, bearing 1872 (1d.) blue and 1873 (4d.) dull rose-red both cancelled by datestamp with a further strike alongside and two "new york/due 10/u.s. currency" datestamps for 20 April, St. Thomas datestamp (13.4) on reverse; the (4d.) particularly scarce on cover. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Basutoland1938 Script ½d. to 10/- each in a marginal block of four, some with imprint; unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 18-28, £520+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) BechuanalandBritish Bechuanaland1893 (3 July) Vryburg Hotel envelope to Germany bearing ½d. and 2d. vertical pair tied by "vryburg/b.b." c.d.s.; and 1897 (10 Sept.) Vryburg Hotel printed in blue to Germany, bearing 2d. and 6d. with unclear cancellation, showing Vryburg c.d.s., blue crayon "T20" and octagonal-framed "centimes/t" handstamp with blue crayon "10" inserted; both envelopes with some damage at leftSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland Protectorate1931 (19 Aug.) envelope to Pretoria bearing 2d. pair tied by "s.a.r. & h./lobatsi 090" double-line oval d.s. with "railway letter post" label in red alongside; and 1940 (5 May) envelope to Bulawayo bearing ½d. and 1d. (3) with, on reverse, bi-lingual "rail letter post" label in red, all tied by framed "s.a.r. & h./s.a.s. en h./francistown" d.s. in violet. A fine pair of covers. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland Protectorate1938-52 set of eleven to 10/- in corner blocks of four, unmounted mint; fine. S.G. 118-128, £440+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland Protectorate1940 envelope registered from Lobatsi to Melbourne bearing 1937 Coronation 1d., 2d. pair and 3d. pair, 1nd 194? envelope from Molepole to England bearing 1938 1½d. (2), both with Bechuanaland War Fund label affixed; also War Fund label part booklet containing a pane and vertical pair, a complete pane with small part of margin missing and five singles, one with "V" handstamp. An unusual lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateAirmails1932 (Jan.) envelope from Lobatsi to England carried on the second regular airmail service; 1934 (Dec.) Lobatsi to Australia; 1937 (25 July) from London to Gaberones; 1938 (31 July) to New Zealand on the second "all up" flight; 1938 (Oct.) Kalahari Desert airmail from UK to Maun and (Nov.) from Palapye to Maun, Maun to Windhoek and Johannesburg and from Windhoek to Maun; and 1939 first flights to Angola (6) and South West Africa (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateMilitary Telegraph Stamps1884 1d. to £1 set of eight, very lightly mounted, generally fine and with fresh colours. Raybaudi and Diena certificates (1984) respectively for the 10/- and £1. A difficult set in this fine condition. S.G. MT1-8, £1,975 Photo for the £1Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateOfficial Mail1887-1948 envelopes etc including 1897 (18 May) printed notice in Dutch regarding old Stellaland debt promissory notes posted within Vryburg and signed by E.J. Baxter; 1889 from the Surveyor-General at Vryburg to Cape Town; 1894 (11 Apr.) "inland m.o. advice" from Vryburg to Pretoria; 1894 (24 Nov.) used locally at Vryburg; 1897 (10 Dec.) printed notice from Palapye Station to the Military Secretary at Cape Town; and 1909 (5 May) envelope from Serowe to Cape Town bearing 1d. (13 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VA...

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateParcel Post Labels1895 (15 May) Customs Declaration form (faults) used from Mafeking to the Isle of Man bearing 6d. vertical strip of three (two other stamps missing) with Cape of Good Hope "parcel passing through the g.p.o." label affixed; also two KGV and a QE parcel labels with various stamps affixedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateTelegraph Forms1885 "military telegraphs" forms (3) as received at Setlagoli (2) and Vryburg. 1) from Assistant Commander at Mafeking to the Officer-in-Command at Setlagoli (Col. Paul Methuen) inscribed and signed by Methuen on reverse stating "Bring back this man at once" and showing "field telegraph/sh/jul 1685" d.s. in violet; 2) from Mafeking to Setlagoli informing Methuen that McHatttie had been given copies of Methuen's telegram, showing "field telegraph/sh/jul 1885/no 92"d.s. in violet; and 3) used at Taungs from the Quartermaster to his opposite...

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateTelegraph Forms1890-1897 collection including1890 (20 Sept.) from Vryburg to Kimberley, 1892 (27 June) from Vryburg to Macloutsie, 1893 (9 Aug.) from Gaberones to Vryburg, 1893 (10 Aug.) from Cape Town to Gaberones, 1893 (29 Sept.) from Macloutsie to Mafeking, 1893 (21 Oct.) from Vryburg to Mafeking, 1897 (8 Feb.) from Gaberones to Palapye, also 1897 (26 July) delivery envelope showing "vryburg station" c.d.s.. A wonderful lot well worth examination. (23 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateMiscellaneousAn assortment including 1889 "bechuanaland exploration company" and 1908 "bechuanaland trading association" share certificates; 1932 Prospectus for Heckler's Namaqualand and Bechuanaland Protectorate Prospecting Expedition; 1934-65 QSL cards (5); 1957 ""znb" radio broadcast card; 1961-2001 Reply coupons (9); blank "Contract for Conveyance of Mails" (2 different), "Acknowledgement of Receipt" and "Money Order Account" forms; a group of modern Botswana booklet; and a range of Prevention of Tuberculosis labels. A most interesting lotSubject...

(x) BechuanalandBechuanaland ProtectorateMiscellaneous1892 (3rd Aug.) "bechuanaland exploration company, limited" passenger ticket for a trip from Ramoutsa to Fort Tuli in good condition. ScarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

BechuanalandTati Concessions1896 5/- violet, block of four, fine and fresh with large part original gum; a scarce multiple. Barefoot 3Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeEssays1d. red-brown with overprint in seriffed capitals (1.6mm. high), the face panel with the odd light mark otherwise fine. One of two recorded examples. PC E(1). Photoprovenance:"Watson", April 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeEssays1d. red-brown with overprint in seriffed capitals (2.5mm. high), tiny corner fault at upper left, fine. One of two recorded examples. PC E(2). Photoprovenance:"Watson", April 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeEssays1d. red-brown with overprint in seriffed capitals (2.5mm. high) inverted, a fraction soiled. The only known example PC E(2) V(1). Photoprovenance:"Watson", April 1990John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeEssays1d. red-brown with overprint in sans-serif capitals (2.5mm. high) double, fine. The only known example. PC E(3). Photoprovenance:"Watson", April 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeEssays1d. red-brown with overprint in sans-serif capitals (2.5mm. high) inverted, fine. The only known example. PC E(3) V(1). Photoprovenance:"Watson", April 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeIssued1d. red-brown Type PC1 unused (3) and used (5) from Mafeking to Cape Town (1888), Setlagoli to Kimberley (a little stained, 1887), locally at Taungs (1888) and datelined Taungs to Barkley (2) with arrival datestamp (1887).Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1886-89 on Cape of Good HopeIssued1d. red-brown on Cape of Good Hope Type PC2 unused and used from Kuruman to Kimberley (4.6.90, early commercial usage and proving card for BONC "534"); also late philatelic 1912 use to AustriaSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Essays1d. red-brown overprinted "british" above and "bechuanaland" below in sans-serif capitals, the odd minor tone spot otherwise fine. The only known example. PC E(7). Photoprovenance: H.R. Holmes, October 1981Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Essays1d. red-brown overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals across legend, fine. One of two known examples. PC E(9). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Essays1d. red-brown overprinted "British Bechuanaland" double in caps and lower case across legend, fine. The only known example. PC E(10) V(I). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Essays1d. red-brown overprinted "british bechuanaland" in seriffed capitals across legend, fine. One of two recorded examples. PC E(11). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Issued1d. red-brown handstamped "specimen" (4, one with overprint double, one with overprint double, one inverted and two showing variety "specimfn") and unused (4, one with wrapper band for twelve cards), fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Issued1d. red-brown (3), one from Vryburg (17.12.92) to Germany uprated with ½d., another from Vryburg (20.11.93) to London uprated with ½d. (2), and one from Kanye (29.5.94) to London and redirected Edinburgh, uprated with 1d. and bearing GB ½d. for redirection. A useful lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Issued1d. red-brown used group (21) including five used by the Standard Bank of Vryburg and usages from Kuruman, Mafeking (3, two to Macloutsie), Maribogo, Setlagoli, Taungs (2) and Vryburg (6, one to Capt. Sitwell at Macloutsie, one to Natal, one to Salisbury uprated with 1d. and one to Transvaal). An interesting lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1888 (Jan.) on British Foreign Card of 1883Issued1d. red-brown to Germany, uprated with ½d. and 1d., each cancelled by "geluk/b.b." c.d.s. (15.1.94) and showing Cape Town transit datestamp at left. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1889 locally overprinted on Cape of Good Hope issue of 1882, 1d. red-brown (3), two overprinted "British/Bechuanaland" in seriffed letters, the other overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals, fine unused. Scarce. PC4, PC5Note: Only unused examples of these cards have been seen.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1892 (Nov.) 1d. red-brown reply paid (2); 1893 (Mar.) 1½d. grey (3, one with stop - very scarce); 1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (5); 1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (2); and 1894 (Sept.) 1d. red reply paid (4, two handstamped "specimen"; fine unused. PC6-PC9, PC11Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1892 (Nov.) 1d. red-brown reply paid (3), one with reply half showing overprint double, the other two with overprint misplaced on both halves, fine unused. PC6 V(1).provenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1892 (Nov.) 1d. red-brown reply paid with overprint missing on the reply half, fine unused. Rare, one of two recorded. PC6 V(2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1892 (Nov.) 1d. red-brown reply paid with overprint missing on the reply half, fine unused. Rare, one of two recorded. PC6 V(2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1892 (Nov.) 1d. red-brown reply paid (2), one from Mafeking to Jersey, Channel Islands via Vryburg and Cape Town, the other an outward half from the West Charterland's Expedition in Ngamiland to London (stamps missing); 1893 (Mar.) 1½d. grey (3), from Mafeking to Macloutsi, from Palapye to Wales uprated with ½d., and from Mafeking to London, the last with stop after "bechuanaland" (very scarce). A clean lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1893 (Nov.) 1½d. grey headlined "British Bechuanaland, c/o Krch Miemoller, Upington" to Germany, cancelled by "p.o. upington" c.d.s. (7.12.92), and showing London and arrival datestamps. A rare usage in the Gordonia District, a remote westernmost part of British Bechuanaland with usages at Upington rare prior to annexation to the Cape. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown handstamped with small italic "Specimen" (Type 4) in violet on stamp impression as part for the 1910 Empire Society donation; a trace of foxing otherwise fine and rare. PC8 S(1). Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (14) used from Geluk, Mafeking (6), Taungs (2) and Vryburg (5), destinations include Cape Colony (3), Selukwe, Rhodesia (uprated with ½d.) and Transvaal. A good lot. PC8Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (3) used from Joseph Symons, Postmaster at Vryburg (27.5.95) to Switzerland and uprated with ½d.; from Maribogo (26.8.95) to Germany; and from Mafeking (9.9.95) to England and uprated ½d. A fine trio of cards to overseas destinations. PC8Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (10) used in the Protectorate locally from Mochudi to Lobatsi, Mafeking to Palapye (uprated ½d.) and Gaberones Station to Mafeking; from Francistown and Mahalapye Siding to Rhodesia; and from Mochudi, Francistown and Lobatsi to Cape Colony (the last two uprated ½d.), and from Mochudi and Palapye Station to Transvaal (the latter uprated 1½d.). PC8Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (10) used in the Protectorate from Francistown (2), Gaberones (2), Kanye (2), Lobatsi, Mahalapye and Mochudi (3), destinations comprise Belgium (uprated 1d.), Italy (uprated 1½d.), Sweden, Switzerland (2), UK (6, one uprated 1d.) and Uruguay. A very fine lot and difficult to duplicate. PC8Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red-brown (7, one Die 2) used from Francistown, Gaberones Station, Mochudi (2, to Germany and Switzerland) and Palapye Station (to Denmark and UK, both uprated ½d.) and Serowe; 1894 (Sept.) 1d. red reply paid (6, one complete, four outward halves and a reply halves) from Gaberones Station, Mafeking (2), Mochudi, Ramoutsa and Vryburg. PC 9, 10a, 11Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1d. red reply half of rely paid card commercially used from Port Elizabeth (25.7.95) to Mafeking, fine. Rare, the only known example. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1½d. on 1d. red (2), both handstamped "specimen" (Types 3 and 6) by Inland Revenue at Somerset House for reference purposes, fine. Scarce. PC12Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandPostcards and Reply Paid Cards1894 (Sept.) 1½d. on 1d. red unused (22, twenty with an unoverprinted wrapper band) and used from Lobatsi R.S., Mochudi (to Java), Palla (to UK uprated with ½d.), Palachwe Khamas Town (to Bulawayo) and Vryburg. PC12Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryRhodesian Postcards used in the Tati District1895 (1 July) Mashonaland 1½d. card to Germany, uprated with 1892-94 2d., both cancelled by "679" barred numeral, showing "tati/matabeleland" c.d.s., Hamburg arrival d.s. (30.7) and, on reverse, Cape Town transit c.d.s. (9.7). PhotoNote: The postal services of the Tati District were transferred to the British South Africa Company in early 1894, although the district remained under the Bechuanaland administration. When the railway reached the northeastern border of the Protectorate, the Postal Agency in Tati was, in...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryRhodesian Postcards used in the Tati District1897 (17 Sept.) Mashonaland 1½d. card to Mafeking, cancelled by "francistown/s.africa" c.d.s. with another strike alongside and arrival datestamp (20.9) at left. A scarce use of the card in the Tati district. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryRhodesian Postcards used in the Tati District1898 (3 Feb.) Mashonaland 1d. card to Bulawayo clearly cancelled by "francistown/s. africa" c.d.s., fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryRhodesian Postcards used in the Tati District1898 (17 Jan.) Mashonaland 1d. card to Mafeking, uprated with Arms ½d. and clearly tied by "francistown/s. africa" c.d.s. with arrival datestamp (19.1) alongside; the card a little soiled. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryRhodesian Postcards used in the Tati District1896 (20 Feb.) Mashonaland 1d. card addressed locally and cancelled by fair "tati/matabeleland" c.d.s.; 1897 (31 July) Mashonaland 1½d. card from Francistown to Palapye Station and cancelled "679"; 1897 (9 Nov.) Mashonaland 1½d. card from Francistown to Port Elizabeth cancelled by single-ring d.s.; and 1898 (15 May) Mashonaland 1½d. card from Francistown to Bulawayo cancelled by single-ring d.s. The 1½d. cards soiled and stainedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1901 1d. carmine overprinted "specimen" (2, one with UPU Berne archival marking on reverse), unused and used (2) from the same sender on the same day (5.9.11; earliest known usage) to Bulawayo and London, fine. The used very scarce. PC13Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1901 1d. carmine diagonally overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "ultramar" in blue by the Portuguese postal authorities, fine. PC13 S(2). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1903 ½d. overprinted "specimen" (3, one with UPU Berne archival marking on reverse), unused and used (2), from Francistown to Rhodesia and from Ramoutsa to Germany (uprated with ½d.); 1907 ½d. overprinted "specimen", unused (2) and used (creased) from Francistown to Germany (uprated with ½d.) and from Lobatsi to Kanye; and 1d. overprinted "specimen", unused (2) and used from Gaberones to California and from Mahalapye Siding to Belgium. PC14-PC16Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on B...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1903 ½d. green diagonally overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "ultramar" in blue by the Portuguese postal authorities, fine. PC14b S(1). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1907 ½d. and 1d., both overprinted "specimen" and additionally handstamped "ultramar" in blue by the Portuguese postal authorities, both a touch soiled. PC15 S(1) - PC16 S(1)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1908 essay for unissued ½d. green with "bechuanaland protectorate" in bold sans-serif capitals below "post card", fine. One of three recorded. PC E(13). PhotoNote: The British inland card was changed in 1908 to a simplified design by deleting the line "the address to be written on this side". This card was never issued in the Bechuanaland Protectorate despite that a new order for Bechuanaland cards was submitted in 1908. When this order was filled, De La Rue overprinted remaining stock of the old inland ca...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1908 essay for unissued ½d. green with "bechuanaland protectorate" in bold sans-serif capitals below "post card" and overprinted "specimen" (Type 10), a little soiled. The only known example. PC E(13) S(1). PhotoNote: The specimen handstamp was supplied by De La Rue to the Inland Revenue Department in 1904. It was used on the overprinted King Edward cards distributed to the U.P.U. in 1907. This essay originated from a record book kept by the Inland Revenue.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 2...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectoratePostcards and Reply Paid Cards1913-97 collection including 1913 ½d. with UPU Berne marking on reverse and another handstamped "colonias" in red, unused and used (2, one uprated ½d. to Cape Town); 1921 ½d. unused (3) and used to California (uprated 1d.); 1932 ½d. overprinted "specimen", unused and used (2, both uprated with ½d.); 1938 ½d. overprinted "specimen", unused (2), and 1d. overprinted "specimen", unused (12) and used (5)1956 1d. + ½d. unused and used (4); 1961 2c. unused and used; and a complete run of Botswana. A good lotSubje...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size H with printed compensation notice and manuscript "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, fine. Rare. RE E(1). Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size F with printed compensation notice and printed "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, some wrinkles on face panel otherwise. Rare. RE E(3). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size F with printed compensation notice and printed "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, some wrinkles on face panel otherwise. Rare. RE E(3). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size G with printed compensation notice and printed "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, very fine and rare. RE E(4). Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size I with printed compensation notice and printed "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, fine and rare. RE E(5). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d size I with printed compensation notice in condensed type which has been crossed out and printed "british bechuanaland" in an arc over stamp impression, fine and rare. RE E(6). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size F surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in bold seriffed capitals in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, fine and rare. RE E(7). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size F surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, fine and rare. RE E(7). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size H2 surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, fine and rare. RE E(8).provenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size I surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, showing surcharge and overprint double, trivial imperfections otherwise fine and rare. RE E(9) V(1).provenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size I surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals in an arc over stamp impression, without compensation notice, but with framed "registered" on front and stamp date 26.8.79 instead of florets; some slight soiling and water stains in places, otherwise fine and rare. RE E(10).provenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size F surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals double in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, a little creased otherwise fine and rare. RE E(11) V(1). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1887 2d. size K surcharged "four" and overprinted "british bechuanaland" in sans-serif capitals in an arc over stamp impression and without compensation notice, the envelope with scalloped edges; some light creasingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. vermilion size G with compensation notice and without overprint, the embossed impression with "28.2.89" date slugs and with compensation notice (Huggins RP 15), fine. Rare. RE E(17). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. vermilion size G with compensation notice and without overprint, the embossed impression with "28.2.89" date slugs and with compensation notice (Huggins RP 15), fine. Rare. RE E(17). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. vermilion size G with compensation notice and without overprint, the embossed impression with "28.2.89" date slugs and with compensation notice (Huggins RP 15), fine. Also GB Post Office announcement of availability for British stamp to order envelopes with 4d. showing "26.11.55" date slugs plus Embossed 6d. and 1/-, each overprinted "specimen". Rare. RE E(17). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. vermilion, size H without the embossed stamp impression and with black printing as issued, fine and Rare. The only example recorded so far. RE 15-17 group. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. vermilion, size H without the embossed stamp impression and with black printing in two straight lines, fine and rare. The only example recorded so far. RE 15-17 group. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesEssays and Proofs1889 4d. orange, size G without "british bechuanaland" and "for registration only", the embossed impression with "28.2.89" date slugs and with compensation notice (Huggins RP 15); fine and rare with only two examples recorded in private collections. RE E(17). PhotoNote: The Tapling Collection contains an identical proof. The Royal Philatelic Society Africa Volume (1895) describes it as a variety of the issued envelope, however, examination of the envelope reveals that, although it omits the envelopes, it...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1886 (July) 4d. overprinted sizes G (2, one used with stamps missing), I (3 showing two different types of instruction) and K (2), and 1887 (Jan.) 4d. size G (2), all unused and in fine condition for envelopes of this size. Scarce. RE1, RE2a, RE2b, RE3, RE4Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Jan.) 4d. size G from Taungs (31.12.87) to Germany, uprated with 1885 1d. and 6d. (3) tied by Barred Numeral "637", showing despatch and London transit datestamps, some faults though a very are and early usage of an extremely rare double rate envelope; also another used example from Vryburg to Cape Town but with stamps missing. RE4. Photo for firstSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) "four" on 2d. blue size G (2), one used from Mafeking (19.9.90) to England, uprated with 2d. (6, all with some light stains and one with tear at top), all tied by "mafeking/bechuanaland" c.d.s., the other used from Mahalapye Siding (21.10.09) to Germany, bearing Protectorate QV 2d. and KE ½d. tied by "mahalalapye siding/c.g.h." c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Mafeking and Cape Town transit datestamps. RE 5. Photo for firstSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) "four" on 2d. blue size I used from Mafeking (10.12.92) to Channel Islands, uprated with1d., 3d. and 1/-, all tied by Barred Numeral with despatch and Southampton datestamps alongside and showing, on reverse, Cape Town and Jersey datestamps; some peripheral faults and some water staining on reverse. Rare. RE 6.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) "four" on 2d. blue size K, used from Mafeking (19.4.92) to Cape Town, uprated with 1d. pair tied by barred numeral with despatch datestamp alongside with, on reverse, Vryburg and arrival datestamps; stamps missing and some light creases as to be expected. Rare. RE 7.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) "four" on 2d. blue sizes G with bars at 55º (4) and 70º (3), I with bars at 55º and 70º (2) and K with bars at 55º and 70º (2), all unused and in fine condition for envelopes of this size. RE6a, RE6b, RE7a, RE7bSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) 4d. light blue overprinted "British/Bechuanaland" sizes G (2), I (3 with both lengths of text) and K, and 1888? 4d. size F (5), all unused and in fine condition for envelopes of this size. RE 8 - RE 11Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1887 (Nov.) 4d. light blue overprinted "British/Bechuanaland" size G (3), two used from Kuruman, one to Barkly West (14.9.92) uprated with 4d. tied by Barred Numeral with despatch c.d.s. alongside, the other to Griqualand West (1.6.96), uprated with 2d. and tied by "kuruman/bechuanaland" c.d.s. with another strike alongside, and one used from Vryburg (30.11.87 - earliest recorded usage) to Orange Free State uprated with 2d. strip of three tied by Barred Numeral. Also size K used from Mafeking to Transvaal, sta...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 (July) 4d. grey overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in green, sizes G (2), H and K, all unused, fine. RE 12 - RE 14Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 (July) 4d. grey overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in green, size G (2), one from Vryburg (29.3.89; earliest known usage) to Kimberley, uprated with 2d. on 2d. and tied by "vryburg/bechuanaland" c.d.s., the other from Mafeking (4.7.93) to Johannesburg, uprated with ½d., 1d., 2d., 3d. and 4d. and tied by Barred Numeral with despatch c.d.s. alongside. RE 12Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 (July) 4d. grey overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in green, size H (2), both used from Vryburg, one to Natal (15.2.92) uprated with 4d. and 6d. tied by poor Barred Numeral and showing despatch c.d.s. alongside, the other to Germany (19.4.92), uprated with ½d. pair, 1d. (3), 2d. and 4d., all tied by "vryburg" c.d.s., showing London transit c.d.s. with, on reverse, Cape Town and arrival datestamps. Most attractive. RE 13Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 (July) 4d. grey overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in green, size H (faults) used from Vryburg (27.4.92) to Kimberley, uprated with 4d. tied by Barred Numeral with despatch c.d.s. alongside; and size K (stained) used from Vryburg to England, uprated with 6d. on 6d. and 2/- tied by "vryburg/bechuanaland" c.d.s. RE 13, RE 14Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. vermilion range each handstamped "specimen" comprising sizes G (3, one with variety "specimfn"), H (4, one with variety "specimfn" and one double) and K (2, one with "specimen" double), fine. Also unused sizes G (20), H (3) and K (3)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. orange size G (3) comprising from Vryburg (2.10.93) to Germany uprated with ½d. and 4d. tied by "vryburg/b.b." c.d.s.; from Taungs (29.7.94) to Barkly West uprated with 2d. and tied by unclear Barred Numeral; and locally used at Vryburg (29.8.95) uprated with ½d. tied by "vryburg" squared-circle d.s. A fine trio of envelopesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. orange size G (2) from Kanye (5.7.95) to Amsterdam uprated with 1d., 2d., 6d. strip of three (affixed over bottom edge) and a pair (another stamp is missing), all tied by poor c.d.s.; and from Lobatsi Rail Station (5.4.03) to England uprated with Protectorate ½d. pair, 1d. (3) and 2d., all tied by "lobatsi/b.p." c.d.s.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. orange size G (2), one from Macloutsi to Mafeking uprate with 4d. (uncancelled) with despatch c.d.s. alongside; and from Palapye Station (25.8.97) to Mafeking uprated with 1d. (4) tied by "palapye station/b.p." c.d.s.; the latter with some small peripheral faults. Scarce usages in the ProtectorateSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. orange size H (2), used from Vryburg (5.6.92) to Natal, uprated with 1d. pair and 4d. tied by "vryburg" c.d.s.; and from Vryburg (22.6.95) to France, uprated with ½d., 1d. pair and 2d. tied by "vryburg/b.b." c.d.s. A scarce pair of envelopesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. vermilion size K (2, both a little soiled), one from Palchwe Khamas Town (17.5.98) to Johannesburg bearing 1d. (2, different issues) and 3d. pair, the other from Lobatsi R.S. (29.9.99) to England bearing 3d., 4d. and 6d. in combination with Protectorate ½d. pair, 1d. pair and 2d. A rare pair of envelopes, particularly the latter being mixed issue. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandRegistered EnvelopesIssued Items1889 4d. vermilion group all used in Bechuanaland Protectorate, comprising sizes H (2) from Pitsani to Port Elizabeth uprated with Protectorate ½d., 1d., 2d., 4d. and 6d. tied by Barred Numeral, and from Francistown (15.5.18 - late usage) to Cape Town uprated with Protectorate 3d.; and size K (small faults) used from Lobatsi R.S. (5.3.98) to Germany bearing ½d. block of twelve, 1d. strip of four, 2d. strip of four and pair and 4d. A scarce trioSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBSAC used in the Tati DistrictRegistered Envelopes1898 (10 Mar.) 4d. to Johannesburg, uprated with Rhodesia Arms 4d. pair centrally cancelled by "francistown/s. africa" c.d.s., showing another strike on face with, on reverse, Mafeking and arrival datestamps. Rare, this is the only example seen by the owner of a BSAC registered envelope correctly used in Bechuanaland. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1889 (Jan.) 4d. overprinted "bechuanaland/protectorate" in small sans-serif capitals, sizes G, I and K, 1889 4d. overprinted "bechuanaland/protectorate" in green, sizes H (2) and K, and 1897 4d. overprinted "bechuanaland/protectorate" in bold sans-serif capitals sizes F and G (3, two used from Mochudi to USA and from Lobatsi to Kimberley. RE 18 - RE 24Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1889 De La Rue 4d. blue size F essay printed in black with hand-painted "bechuanaland protectorate" and "four pence" in Chinese white, marked "Appd", initialled and dated "5/5/99" alongside. Superb. RE E(20). Photoprovenance:De La Rue archives, 1976Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1889 4d. blue sizes F (2, one overprinted "specimen") and G unused and used (4) from Francistown to Port Elizabeth uprated with 2d., from Lobatsi to Gaberones uprated with 2d. (5), from Francistown to Cape Town uprated with 1d. pair and from Serowe to Cape Town uprated with 1d. cancelled by emergency canceller and showing manuscript "Deficiency noted". A good group. RE 25-RE 26Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1906 4d. on 2d.+1d. size F handstamped "specimen", unused 1906-08 KE 4d. on 2d.+1d. group comprising 1906 size F handstamped "specimen", unused (2) and used (3), and size G handstamped "specimen" (2, one additionally handstamped "ultramar" in blue by Portuguese receiving authority), unused (archival notation on reverse) and used (2); 1907 size G unused (5, two with wrapper bands) and used (2); and 1908 size F unused (2) and used. A fine lot. RE 27-RE 31Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buye...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1908 4d. on 2d.+1d. overprinted "bechuanaland/protectorate" in bold sans-serif capitals above stamp and surcharged "duty 4d" below, F size showing "mccorquodale & co limited" h.s. in violet with manuscript "Specimen", initials and date "July 1903", four punch holes at foot, and another example with surcharge across stamp impression. Rare. RE E(21), RE E(22). Photo for firstSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1907 4d. on 2d.+1d. (size G) handstamped with small italic "Specimen" in violet (Type 4), fine. Part of the 1910 Royal Empire Society presentation. Unique. RE 30b S(1). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1908 4d. on 2d.+1d. (size F) handstamped with small italic "Specimen" in violet (Type 4), fine. Part of the 1910 Royal Empire Society presentation. Unique. RE 31b S(1). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1913-32 KGV collection comprising 1913-17 4d. on 2d.+1d. chestnut size F unused (5, one with archival notation) and used (the only known example with letter code "f.g" and missing stop after "fee paid"), and size G unused (5, one with archival notation) and used (2); 1918 typographed 4d. on 2d.+1d. chestnut size G unused (2) and used and lithographed 4d. on 2d.+1d. chestnut size G unused and used (stamp missing); 1919-20 4d. on 2d. on 1½d. blue size F unused (3); 1920-21 5½d. on 2d.+2d. grey-green size F unused (3, o...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1932 4½d. embossed die proof in rose-carmine on thin card (64x64mm.) dated "3.8.32", marked "Appd", initialled and further dated "4/8", fine and rare. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1932 4½d. essay comprising 1925 issued envelope with design crossed through and marked "4d See New Design", lettering crossed through in pencil and with box drawn for additional adhesives, marked "Indent 38 Item 18" and with small punch hole at upper left corner. Unique. RE E(23). Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateRegistered Envelopes1937-77 KGV and QE collection including 1937 4d. size G overprinted "specimen", unused (4) and used (2), and size H2 unused and used); 1955 6d. size G unused (2) and used, and size H2 unused and used); 1961 5c. size G unused (2, one with wrapper band) and used (3), and size H unused and used (2); 1961 5c. on 6d. size H2 unused; 1966 5c. size H unused and used; and Botswana with a range of unused and used. A good useful lot. RE 42-RE 52Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1887-89 collection comprising 1887 (Jan) ½d. and 1d. (2) unused; 1888 (Oct.) ½d. unused and used (5, one to New York uprated with ½d. and 1d.), 1d. unused (4, one with overprint double) and used (6); 1889 ½d. unused and used (2), 1d. unused and used; 1890 ½d. handstamped "specimen" with Type 2 (3), unused (2) and used (14, eight uprate and one used in the Protectorate); also three "bechuanaland news" wrappers bearing ½d. or 1d. A fine comprehensive lot. WR1-WR7Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1887 (Jan.) ½d. grey overprinted "British/Bechuanaland" in large seriffed capitals in red, a little soiled and with pressed horizontal crease and foreshortened at foot. The only known example. WR E(1). Photoprovenance:Barkaway (Harmers), 1986 John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1887 (Jan.) 1d. red-brown overprinted "british/bechuanaland" in small seriffed capitals, a touch soiled and foreshortened at foot. The only known example. WR E(2). Photoprovenance:Barkaway (Harmers), 1986John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1888 (Oct.) ½d. red-brown overprinted "british bechuanaland" above and below stamp impression n bold sans-serif capitals, variety overprint bars omitted, fine. Either an essay or a printing error. The only known example. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1888-90 ½d. (2) and 1d. (2) combined to make a wrapper for the 3d. foreign newspaper rate, addressed to Switzerland, all cancelled by Gaberones c.d.s. for 25 June 1896. Highly unusual and the only example of such wrapper combinations seen. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson. October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBritish BechuanalandWrappers1890 ½d. red-brown with "british bechuanaland" above and below stamp impression in bold sans-serif capitals, handstamped with small italic "Specimen", fine. The only known example. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateAerogrammes1944-97, the specialised collection 1944 (Oct.) 3d.+3d. unused and used (3); 1944 (Nov.) 3d. unused (6, two with serial number) and used (7); 1945 (Apr.) 3d. unused (6, three with serial number) and used (6); 1958 6d. unused (3, one cto) and used (3); 1961 5c. on 6d. unused (5) and used (6); 1963 stampless unused (3) and used (9); and Botswana with all issues represented. A very good lotSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BechuanalandPostal StationeryBechuanaland ProtectorateA sheet ex the Madagascar postal archives with Postcard 1901 1d. (2), 1903 ½d. (2) and 1907 1d. (4), and Registered Envelope 1907 4d. on 2d.+1d. (6), each overprinted or handstamped "specimen" and with large "postes et telegraphes/collection/de/berne/madagascar" circular cachet in red, fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb2/6d. black and red on grey-blue, lower-right corner pair with plate number '1', showing varieties broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll [5/12] used and tied by 'hamilton/ bermuda' c.d.s. to Censored envelope registered to Egypt, transit and arrival markings on the reverse; a fine and rare positional piece used on cover. S.G. 117b/be. Photoprovenance:'Apollonia', March 2005Osdene, February 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb5/- bronze-green and carmine-red on pale yellow, block of four from the foot of the sheet with plate number '1' showing varieties broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll [5/12], almost full original gum, some light pencil notations on reverse; fine and a very rare positional piece. S.G. 118c/ce. Photoprovenance:Delman, Victoria Stamp Company, November 2005Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb5/- bronze-green and carmine-red on pale yellow, variety broken lower right scroll, lower right corner marginal example used and tied to censored envelope registered to Egypt by 'hamilton/ bermuda' c.d.s., transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine and rare. S.G. 118ce, £2,750. PhotoprovenanceShaw, Victoria Stamp Company, 1997Dickgiesser, Cherrystone, 1999Osdene, Victoria Stamp Company, 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb5/- bronze-green and carmine-red on pale yellow, variety gash in chin [2/5]; fine and fresh unmounted mint; very rare. S.G. 118cf, £9,500. Photoprovenance:Delman, Victoria Stamp Company, November 2005Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb10/- green and deep lake on pale emerald, block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet with plate number '1'; large part original gum; fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 119, £1,600+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb12/6d. deep grey and brownish orange, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number '1' showing broken lower right scroll [5/12]; some faint toning on the reverse, unmounted mint. S.G. 120c/ce, £2,610+. Photoprovenance:Delman, Victoria Stamp Company, November 2005Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14 Comb£1 deep reddish purple and black on pale red, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number '1' showing variety broken lower right scroll [5/12], fine and fresh unmounted mint; a rare positional piece. S.G. 121c/ce, £1,980+. Photoprovenance:Morris Ludington, June 1999Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line2/- deep purple and ultramarine on grey-blue, variety gash in chin, tied to 1942 (3rd. May) envelope sent to Switzerland by 'hamilton/ bermuda' c.d.s., 'trans-atlantic air mail/ via pan american clipper' label on face and machine cancellation on reverse; fine. S.G. 116bf, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line2/6d. black and red on grey-blue, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet; full original gum, a fine and rare positional piece. S.G. 117a, £2,400+. Photoprovenance:Morris Ludington, June 1999Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line2/6d. black and red on grey-blue, magnificent block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet [47-60] with plate number '1', showing varieties broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll [5/12], almost full original streaky gum; very fine. S.G. 117a/ad/ae, £6,700+. Photoprovenance:Morris Ludington, June 1999Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line10/- yellow-green and carmine on green, block of eight from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number '1' and showing broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll; some very faint staining in the margins only, unmounted mint; a spectacular and rare multiple. S.G. 119b/bd/be, £8,000+. Photoprovenance:Penniston, Victoria Stamp Company, December 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line10/- yellow green and carmine on green, block of four from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number '1' and showing broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll; some minor staining in the selvedge only, mounted on the upper pair only; fine and an attractive and rare positional piece. S.G. 119b/bd/be, £6,000+. Photoprovenance:Delman, Victoria Stamp Company, November 2005Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line10/- yellow-green and carmine on green, lower right corner block of four with plate number '1' showing varieties broken top right scroll[5/11] and broken lower right scroll [5/12], some minor discolouration in the margin at right otherwise fine and fresh; unmounted mint, extremely rare. S.G. 119b/bd/be, £6,000+. Photoprovenance:Morris Ludington, June 1999Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1938-53 Watermark Multiple Script CAPerf. 14¼ Line10/- yellow-green and carmine on green, horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet with plate number '1', showing varieties broken top right scroll [5/11] and broken lower right scroll [5/12]; mounted in the margin only, a very fine and fresh positional piece. S.G. 119bd/be, £5,000+. Photoprovenance:Washington World Philatelic Exhibition, Spink, June 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Bermuda1970 (6 Feb.) 60c. on 5/- brown-purple and blue-green corner marginal block of four from the lower left of the sheet, watermark sideways, the left-hand vertical pair showing variety surcharge omitted, the right-hand pair with the surcharge practically omitted. Very fine and a unique positional multiple from the only sheet discovered. S.G. 246a, £3,000+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

British East Africa1890-95 2½a. black on bright yellow, horizontal pair variety imperforate; used with clear 'mombasa' squared-circle datestamp. S.G. 7cb, £650. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

British East Africa1897 2½ on 3a. bluish-grey, a strip of six used and tied to 1897 (12 Jan.) locally addressed envelope by 'mombasa' squared-circle datestamps. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) British Guiana1860 (May) 4c. imperforate plate proof in black on wove paper good margins, very fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2019). S.G. 21. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) British Guiana1938-52 Script virtually complete set of twenty-two to $3 in blocks of four (no $1 perf. 14 x 13), including both $2 values and all three of the listed $3 values; fine unmounted mint, some values marginal. S.G. 308-319b, £1,060+ Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) British Honduras1938-47 Script set of twelve to $5, each value in an imprint block of six; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 150-161, £1,350+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

British LevantBritish Field Office in Salonica1916 6d. reddish purple, block of six from the left of the sheet; mounted on the upper pair only, fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 56, £660+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) British Occupation of Italian Colonies1943-53 collection of envelopes on album pages including to the Dodecanese Islands bearing Great Britain stamps overprinted 'm.e.f.', some sent within the Islands and others to Greece, Abyssinia and the U.S.A., envelopes bearing 'b.m.a./ eritrea' and 'm.e.f.' overprinted stamps to various destinations including Aden, Australia, England, Gold Coast, India, Israel, Italy, etc., various frankings and cachets; Somalia including large Registered envelope to Genoa bearing 'e.a.f' 2d., 2½d. and 2/6d. (2) and two smaller Registered envelopes to Egypt and Calos...

(x) British Occupation of Italian ColoniesEritrea1950 (6 Feb.) 10c. on 1d. carmine, variety 'c' of 'cents' omitted, large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate (1982). S.G. ED7a, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Canada1851 laid paper, 6d. slate-violet strip of three (left stamp touched at left and cut-into at foot), each with central target cancel on 1851 (1.12) from New Carlisle Gaspe to France, showing despatch datestamp, manuscript "15", framed "colonies/&c.art 12" and Calais entry c.d.s. (23.12) in red and, on reverse, Chatham (in blue), Peticodiac and Sackville (New Brunswick) transit datestamps. The largest recorded multiple of the laid paper 6d. on cover. Greene Foundation Certificate (2020). PhotoNote: The franking paid the 3d. overland rate to Nova Scotia and the colonial packet rate of 1...

Canada1852 3d. red and 6d. slate-violet used on G.B. 1d. stationery envelope from Goderich to England, each with concentric rings cancels, showing manuscript "1d", despatch c.d.s. and, on reverse, London U.C., Liverpool and arrival datestamps; the envelope with some light staining yet still a fine and most unusual combination cover. Greene Foundation Certificate (1989). PhotoNote: Apparently the sender was convinced this franking would match the 10d. letter rate to UK by Cunard Line, which the postmaster apparently at first glance also accepted and stamped the cover "8d Stg" (=10d.) but then...

Canada1855 6d. slate-grey (slightly in at lower left) and 1858 perf 11¾ ½d. rose strip of three, all tied by light 4-ring "30" on 1859 (6 Sept.) envelope from Peterbro to Ireland, showing despatch c.d.s., red "paid/liverpool/col packet" d.s. (12.10) with, on reverse, Montreal, Dublin and arrival datestamps; the envelope with wax seal cut out. A unique franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). Photoprovenance:W.E. Lea, "KL", Carrington and Wilkinson Joseph HackmeySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Canada1857 ribbed paper ½d. deep rose (2) and 3d. red, all clearly cancelled on 1858 (26 Mar.) envelope registered from Hamilton to Eastwood, showing despatch datestamp, straight-line "registered" h.s. and, on reverse, Woodstock transit c.d.s. (27.3). An extremely rare franking being just one of only two known covers with both existing values on ribbed paper. Photoprovenance:Dale Lichtenstein, Harrison and Wilkinson Joseph HackmeySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Canada1857 thick soft paper 6d. reddish purple pair cancelled by 4-ring "51" on 1858 (30 Dec.) envelope registered from Brockville to Chicago, showing despatch c.d.s., straight-line "registered" and "paid 3d" handstamps in orange with, on reverse, Windsor and arrival datestamps. The only recorded multiple of the rare 6d., and the only multiple rate registered cover to the U.S. with 3d. registration fee paid in cash. Photoprovenance:Seybold, Dale Lichtenstein, Hart, Nickle and Wilkinson Joseph HackmeySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

Canada1857 6d. grey-lilac singles (2) and 1858 perf 11¾ ½d. deep rose, each cancelled by Montreal 4-ring "21" on 1859 (7 Feb. ) entire to France, showing despatch datestamp, circular-framed "pd", London Paid transit c.d.s. (21.2) and Calais entry d.s. with arrival datestamp on reverse; the address panel partially excised and reinstated. A marvellous franking and one of only two covers recorded at the 12½d. letter rate to France via the Cunard Line (this sent on "Arabia". B.P.A. Certificate (1995). Photoprovenance:Nickle, "KL" and Wilkinson Joseph HackmeySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

Canada1857 6d. grey-violet on thick hard paper, a strip of three with small to mainly large margins cancelled by 4-ring "5" on 1859 (2 June) envelope (205x100mm.; slightly reduced at sides) from Brandford to Hamilton, showing despatch c.d.s. with arrival datestamp (3.6) on reverse; some minor creases not affecting the adhesives. A fine cover bearing the largest recorded multiple of this stamp. Greene Foundation Certificate (2002). Photoprovenance:Redford, Glassco, Hilmer, Nickle, Lubke, Carrington and WilkinsonJoseph HackmeySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please v...

Canada1858-59 perf 11¾ ½d. deep rose and 6d. brownish grey pair, both cancelled by Montreal 4-ring "21" on 1859 (19 Mar.) envelope to France, showing despatch datestamp, circular-framed "pd", London Paid transit d.s. (4.4) and Calais entry datestamp; one 6d. affixed over left edge and the envelope with top flap missing. A remarkable franking of perforated Pence values with the largest recorded multiple of the 6d. on cover, and one of only two covers known at the 12½d. Cunard Line rate to France (this carried on "Arabia"). Photoprovenance:Dale Lichtenstein and Wilkinson Joseph HackmeySubject...

(x) Canada1937 Coronation 3c. carmine, horizontal pair from the top of the sheet, variety imperforate; unmounted mint; See footnote below S.G. 356, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Canada1937-38 10c. to 50c., each value in a marginal imperforate pair, fine and lightly mounted mint. See footnote after S.G. 367, £3,700. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Canada1942-48 War Effort set of fourteen to $1, each value in an imperforate marginal pair; fine unmounted mint. Footnote after S.G. 375-388, £8,075. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Canada1942-48 War Effort 4c. carmine-lake, block of four from the upper left corner of the sheet, variety imperforate, unmounted mint. See footnote after S.G. 388, £750+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Cape of Good Hope1850-53 group of early letters with various Numeral cancellations including Beaufort, Graaf-Reinet and Richmond (5) comprising 1853 entire to Cape Town with '12' in octagon, 1853 entire to Cape Town with '19' in octagon, undated entire to Kaapstad with '52' in octagon, undated entire to Cape Town with '55' in octagon and 1851 entire to Cape Town with '56' in octagon; a good groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Cape of Good Hope1853 paper deeply blued 1d. pale brick-red pair with clear margins all round and neatly cancelled, and paper slightly blued 1d. brick-red pair with clear margins all round, indistinctly cancelled. Fine and a rare duo. S.G. 1, 3Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Cayman Islands1900-70 largely complete mint collection on album pages including all mint sets for the period and with 1907-08 provisional 'One halfpenny' on 1d. carmine, ½d. on 5/- salmon and green and 1d. on 5/- salmon and green (no 1908 2½d. on 4d.), War Stamp overprints, etc.; very fine and fresh mint, everything up to 1937 lightly mounted mint, unmounted thereafter. S.G. cat. value in excess of £3,200Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Cayman Islands1908 2½d. on 4d. brown and blue, large part original gum; signed on the reverse in pencil, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1970). S.G. 35, £1,800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Cayman Islands1917 War Stamp 1½d. (Type 16) on 2½d. deep blue, fine mint.; scarce. B.P.A. Certificate (1989). S.G. 55, £800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ceylon1858 imperf ½d. dull mauve on unwatermarked glazed paper, a block of twelve (4x3) with huge sheet margin at left, full original gum, superb. Ex the Mayfair Find. S.G. 17, £2,280. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Ceylon1945-49 group of three covers comprising 1945 envelopes to U.S.A. (2) variously franked with 1938-49 issues and with different 'o.a.t.' cachets in red and Censored 'caltex ceylon limited' printed envelope to New York bearing 1938 25c. tied by 'colombo' c.d.s. and with 'safe hand packet....' straight line handstamp and crayon 'safe hand' in blue alongside; a fine trioSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) China1889 (14 Mar.) envelope from Peking addressed to Reichenberg marked Austria-Hungary franked on the reverse with small dragon 1ca. vertical strip of three and 3ca. vertical pair paying the correct 9ca. rate, cancelled by Peking seal in blue and showing alongside 'i.g. customs peking c.d.s. in blue, Shanghai (19.3), Brindisi (26.4) and arrival (29.4) c.d.s., in combination on the front with France 25c. type sage cancelled by Shanghai (21.3) c.d.s. Envelope with a 1cm tear on the lower side opened-out for display. An attractive rare cover. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addi...

(x) China1949 (June) Sun Yat-sen silver yuan set of nine to 500c. scarlet, fine unused, a scarce set. S.G. 1348-53Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Cocos (Keeling) Islands1945 (?) Airmail envelope to California, bearing Ceylon 1938-49 20c. black and grey-blue pair tied by 'rafpost 301' double ring datestamp, endorsed on reverse with sender's name and 'RAF Cocos Islands'; rare. B.P.A. Certificate (2010)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Collections and RangesA group of mint King George VI sets in blocks of four comprising Cayman Islands 1938-48 Script set of twenty-three to 10/- with shades and perforations, Grenada 1938-50 Script part set of eleven to 5/- and Trinidad and Tobago 1938-44 set to $4.80; all in unmounted multiples, many marginal with plate numbers or part imprint, fine. S.G. cat value £1,300+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Cook Islands1892 (30 Sept.) a signed letter from the postmaster J.H. Garnier to the British Resident F.J. Moss noting the enclosure of £100 towards payment for the new postage stamps (the 1892 issue) and bearing a good strike of the circular "government of the cook islands" handstamp in purple. A wonderful introductory item for this issue. Ex Burge and Paul JensenSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsA group of covers with 1894 envelope to Christchurch bearing Makea 1d. bisect with pair of 1d. tied by Raratonga c.d.s., Makea 1½d. on envelope to U.S.A, incoming mail with 1902 from Ohio and 1905 card from New Zealand; also some unused postal stationery (3). (7 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsPostal Stationery: 1d. folded card complete (H&G 1), 1893 (6 Apr.) to Wellington, New Zealand, uprated with Federation 2½d. cancelled by fine strikes of the Raratonga c.d.s., the reverse with despatch and arrival (14.4) c.d.s; without message, slight ageingSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsMaritime Mail - Packet Boat: 1906 (Mar.) two similar covers to Auckland bearing Makea 1d. tied by fine strikes of double-frame "packet boat." handstamp, the reverse with Auckland arrival c.d.s. (14.3). (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1893 (7 Apr.) envelope registered to London bearing 1892 1d. black and 10d. carmine cancelled by "cook islands/p.o./raratonga" with large circular "government of the cook islands" handstamp in purple and manuscript "R" in blue crayon, without number, also double-circle "registered/No ___/auckland" datestamp with manuscript number "6528" (15.4) c.d.s. and London arrival (26.5), the reverse with Raratonga despatch c.d.s. and London datestamp; slight defect at upper right corner and small hole. A good cover. PhotoNote: The first covers, from January to October 1893 we...

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1893 (7 June) envelope registered to Boston bearing 1892 1d. black and 10d. carmine cancelled by "cook islands/p.o./raratonga" postmark in violet, circular Government handstamp alongside and small manuscript "R" in blue crayon, numbered "200", Raratonga despatch c.d.s. and Auckland Registered c.d.s., the reverse with Boston registered datestamp (12.7) and other undelivered handstamps. A few age marksSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1893 (7 June) three similar covers registered to Cardiff, Wales, each bearing the 1892 set of four cancelled by "cook islands/p.o./raratonga" postmark, the large Government handstamp, Raratonga despatch, Auckland registered c.d.s. and London registered transit (19.7), each with manuscript "R" in blue crayon and numbered "227", "293" and "295". Good to fine. (3 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1893 (4 Dec.) commercial envelope registered to Paris bearing 1892 set of four cancelled by "cook islands/p.o./raratonga" postmark with "R" in oval in purple with manuscript number "609", Raratonga despatch and London transit (2..2), the reverse with Auckland registered c.d.s. and Paris arrival. Also 1894 (12 Feb.) cover front to London "Via Auckland" bearing 10d. carmine pair tied by Raratonga despatch c.d.s. with "R" in oval in violet numbered "726" (part of the address has been removed). 1894 (15 July) envelope registered to New Zealand bearing the set of four ti...

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1894 (12 Feb.) 1d. postal stationery card registered to Paris, uprated with 1892 1d. black with Makea 1½d. and 5d. cancelled by Raratonga despatch c.d.s., large "R" in oval in purple numbered "753" plus Auckland Registered c.d.s., London registered (28.3) plus Paris arrival on the reverse. A few light age marks. Ex Milo Rowell. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1894 (23 Aug.) envelope registered to H.M.S. 'Rapid', Auckland bearing 1892 1d. pair, 1½d. and 10d. cancelled by "cook islands/p.o./raratonga" postmark in violet, large "R" in oval in purple with manuscript number "1337" and Raratonga despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Registered Auckland c.d.s.; the adhesives with a few perf. tones. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1894 a group of covers, each bearing Makea set of five values cancelled by Raratonga c.d.s., each bearing the large "R" in oval in purple with (12 June) to Melbourne numbered "979", (13 Aug.) to London (2) numbered "1224" and "1255" plus (24 Aug.) to San Francisco numbered "1359" (ex Lady Mairi Bury); generally good to fine. (4 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1894 a group of postal covers bearing Makea values cancelled by Raratonga c.d.s. each bearing the large "R" in oval struck in purple with (13 Mar.) to Saxony bearing 1½d, 2½d and 5d., numbered "831"; (26 Apr.) long envelope to Hanover bearing 1½d. and 10d. cancelled by the P.O. postmark and numbered "850"and (14 July) to Bengal bearing 2½d., 5d. and 10d, numbered "1106" (ex Floyd Fitzpatrick). A good group. (3 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1895 (14 June) two similar covers registered to London or San Francisco, each bearing 1892 set of four cancelled by Raratonga c.d.s., with the framed Cook Islands Raratonga registered datestamp in purple with numbers "2052" and "2048" and with arrival registration handstamps and datestamps; also 1895 (17 Aug.) cover front to San Francisco with the set of four and similar markings, registration numbered "30782. (3 items)Note: This third type registration mark was employed from April 1895 to May 1896 with serial numbers 1770 to 2082 and then 3032 to 3331 Subject to 20...

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1895 (18 Oct.) envelope registered to Ipswich bearing 1892 10d. carmine tied by Raratonga c.d.s, a fine strike of the boxed registered datestamp in violet numbered "3115" and Liverpool registered oval datestamp, the reverse bearing Registered Auckland c.d.s. and Ipswich Sorting Tender c.d.s. (6.12); fresh. R.P.S. (Victoria) Cert. (2006)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1895 a group of covers, each bearing Makea set of five values registered i Germany (2), Ipswich and Barbados, each bears the framed Cook Islands Raratonga registered datestamps with (11 Apr.) to Germany numbered "295" and "298", (14 May) to Barbados numbered "1998" and (18 Sept.) to Ipswich numbered "3085" (crease); also 1896 (5 Mar.) cover front to Fiji numbered "3215". (5 items)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1897 (28 May) envelope registered to Wellington, New Zealand bearing Makea set of five values tied by double-circle Raratonga c.d.s. with a fine strike of the framed Raratonga registered datestamp (showing wide spaced date) number "3587", the reverse bearing Registered Auckland c.d.s. and Wellington arrival (9.6). Scarce and late use of this registration handstampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1899 (27 Feb.) printed envelope registered to Germany bearing 1892 2½d. and 10d. with Makea 1d. tied by double-circle Cook Islands Raratonga c.d.s., a fine strike of large "R" in oval in purple with manuscript number "8/275" in blue crayon, rubber London Registered transit c.d.s. (20.4), the reverse bearing Registered Auckland c.d.s. and Wolfratshauser arrival c.d.s. (21.4). A good coverSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1901-02 group of covers with 1901 (22 May) envelope to Tuva, Fiji bearing Torea set of four values tied by Auckland "R" in circle and numbered "66", (20 Sept.) envelope to South Australia bearing Makea pair of 2½d. tied by double-circle Raratonga c.d.s. and tied by Sydney "R" in oval, indistinct "R" in bluish oval; 1902 (9 Apr.) covers (3) bearing large "R" in oval struck in black with four-colour 8½d. franking numbered "225". 7d. franking to Sydney with Government handstamp and numbered "227" and Torea 1/8½d. franking to San Francisco numbered "236" and (17 Nov.) c...

Cook IslandsRegistered Mail1902 (3 June) envelope to Paris bearing a colourful 1/6d. franking including Federation 1d. tied by double-circle Raratonga c.d.s. and bearing a fair strike of the framed Raratonga registered datestamp in purple, numbered "315"; there is a fine array of backstamps including a further Raratonga registered; there is a vertical fold. A good cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Cyprus1880-1960 mint and used collection on Scott pages including some Great Britain overprints mint, 1881 Die II CC with ½pi mint (BPA cert.), 1pi, 2pi. and 4pi both used and unused without gum (1pi., 2pi. and 4pi. unused with Sismondo certs.) and 6pi used (with BPA cert.), 1882-86 CA to 12pi. both mint and used, 1894-96 CA with values to 45pi. mint (45pi. with BPA cert) and most values used, 1902-04 CA set to 45pi mint, 1904-10 set to 45pi. mint, 1912-15 set to 45pi. mint, 1921-23 MCA and Script set to 45pi mint (including 1pi. in marginal block of four), 1924-28 to £1 (£1 with BPA cert...

Cyprus1880 1d. red, plate 217, a block of eight from the upper right corner of the sheet with part marginal inscription and plate number '217'; full original gum, a fine and rare plate block. S.G. 2Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Cyprus1880 1d. red, plate 220, block of four, lettered FE-GF, some faint tone spots in places, nevertheless a scarce multiple; large part original gum. S.G. 2, £1,400+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Cyprus1892-97 CA, Die II 6pi. olive-grey used with part 'limassol' squared-circle and 12pi. orange brown used with large part 'larnaca' squared-circle; fine. S.G. 36, 37, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Cyprus1921-23 MCA 10/- green and red on pale yellow corner marginal from the lower left corner of the sheet, unmounted and £1 purple and black on red, lightly mounted mint; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2008). S.G. 100-101, £1,800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EgyptBritish Forces in EgyptMilitary Telegraph Stamps1884 0.1 P.T. on 1d. to 100pi. on £1 set of eight, unmounted or very lightly mounted, generally fine. Diena certificate for the top two values. S.G. MT9-16, £3,450. Photo for the 100pi.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EgyptBritish Forces in EgyptMilitary Telegraph Stamps1887 "one dime" on 1d. to 'one hundred/ piastres' on £1 lilac surcharged set of ten, unmounted or very lightly mounted mint, one dime stamp evenly toned otherwise a fine and very rare complete set. Raybaudi certificate (1984) for the three top values S.G. MT17-26, £1,135. Photo for the 100pi.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Falkland Islands1878-1966 mainly mint collection on album pages including 1878-79 no watermark 1d., 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1885-91 CA 1d. (2, shades) and 4d., 1891 ½d. on half 1d. tied to piece by 'fi' barred oval (Stolow expert handstamp on the piece), 1891-1902 CA with values to 1/-, 1898 2/6d. and 5/-, 1904-12 set to 5/-, 1912-20 MCA set to £1 with most listed shades (28 in all), 1928 South Georgia Provisional 2½d. on 2d. (BPA cert., gum toned), 1921-28 Script set to 3/-, 1929-37 set to £1, 1938-50 set to £1, 1952 set to £1, 1960-66 set to £1, etc. including some Dependencies sets; fine a...

(x) Falkland Islands1912-20 MCA set of eleven to £1, large part original gum; fine. S.G. 60-69, £1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Falkland Islands1933 Centenary set of twelve to £1, fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. S.G. 127-138, £4,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Falkland Islands1946 Victory pair perforated "specimen" and additionally handstamped "specimen" in pink; lightly mounted mint. S.G. 164s-165s var., £475 (for U.P.U. issued specimen set). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

GermanyBerlin1948-49 Berlin Airlift: an extensive collection on leaves, mostly commercial or private mail, which covers the history of separation with the different zones, currency reforms and others; includes many flown covers from West Berlin including the use of East Berlin stamps, combinations of East and West, Berlin overprint stamps, correspondences going by different routes, the use of the 2pf. tax stamp, commemorate postmarks and covers. Also a selection of later commemorative items. A very interesting lot. (120+ covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information pleas...

(x) Gibraltar1938-51 Script 1/- black and green block of four from the foot of the sheet with imprint showing variety broken 'r' in 'gibraltar' [9/4], a fine positional piece; unmounted mint. S.G. 127ba, £2,250+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Gold Coast1913-21 MCA 3d. purple on pale yellow, Die II, a complete pane of sixty with full selvedge at top, foot and left and with plate number '10', almost full original gum, some paper adhesion at the foot mainly affecting the selvedge and just touching one adhesive; fine and a rare large multiple. S.G. 77e, £3,900+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Hong Kong1938-52 Script group of marginal blocks (22), almost all plate number blocks and others with requisition numbers, comprising 1c. (2, both corner block with 'r4111' and 'r4706'), 2c. (2, one with plate number '2'0, 4c. (2, one with 'b46559'), 5c. (2, both plate number '2' and with 's14863' and 'r25048'), 8c. with plate number '1' and 'b25937', 10c. (2, one with plate number '4' and with 'Q097255' and the second with plate number '7' and 'r087997'), 20c. (2, one with plate number '1' and 'r06626' and second with plate number '2' and 'so13339', 25c. block with 'f00554', 30c. with 'r0...

(x) Hong Kong1938-52 Script 1c. brown, variety double impression of design, lightly mounted mint; fine and rare. Offered with normal with comparison. Murray Payne Certificate (2007). S.G. 140aa, £10,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongBritish Post Offices in Japan1863-71 30c. mauve (thin) and 48c. rose sharing crisp Nagasaki "N2" in blue, the two stamps joined by a stamp hinge to show the complete postmark; a superb example of this very rare usage. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). S.G. Z24, Z25, £6,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

India1854 ½a. Die I horizontal pair with large balanced margins, cancelled by two diamonds of dots in blue; fine. S.G. 2/5 group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1854 ½a. Die I, large margins, used and tied to large piece of envelope sent registered, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1854 ½a. Die I, large to very large margins, used and tied to small envelope by diamond of dots cancellation, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1854 1a. deep red, Die I, large margins all round, tied to small envelope by diamond of bars cancellation. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1854 2a. green, horizontal pair with good to large margins and cancelled by two clear strikes of diamond of dots, some faint tone spots at foot otherwise fine and with lovely fresh colour. S.G. 31. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1855 (1 Oct.) 4a. black on blue, a used block of ten, cancelled by barred numeral '130' obliterations, the lower right corner adhesive rejoined. S.G. 35Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1855 (Nov.) envelope to New Bond Street, London bearing 1854 1a. deep red, Die I used in combination with 2a. green (4, pair and two singles), all tied by diamond of dots cancellation, endorsed 'Via Bombay/ Southampton/ Paid to England' and marked 'Prepaid' at upper left with india/ paid' boxed h.s. at right; transit markings on reverse; very fine and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1855 (Dec.) envelope to New Bond Street, London bearing 1854 1a. deep red, Die I on face and 2a. green (4) on reverse, all tied by diamond of dots cancellations, endorsed 'Via Bombay/ Southampton/ Prepaid' and with boxed 'india/ paid' alongside, transit markings on reverse; very fine and well-preserved. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1882-90 ½a. die proof in black on white glazed card (60 x 90mm.), endorsed 'before striking' in red and dated '19 jul 82'; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1882-90 1a. die proof in black on white glazed card (60 x 90mm.) endorsed 'before hardening' and dated '13 apr 81'; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India1890 (16 Jan.) blue envelope to Ferozepore bearing an orange-red Value Payable label printed "V.P.97/Amount to be recovered/(Excess of postage)/Rs. 3 As. /2" with handstruck "trivandrum" in violet with "par/trivandrum" c.d.s. alongside, a further despatch c.d.s. on the reverse along with seven wax seals. A good example of this scarce mail. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaPersian Field Force1857 (25 July) native envelope with, on the reverse, a fine strike of 'field force/ persia' datestamp with 'bombay' circular datestamp (11.8.57) alongside, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaBlack Mountain Expedition 1891Incoming Mail1891 (30 Apr.) mourning envelope addressed to "Capt. A.E. Sandbach, Royal Engineers, A.D.C. Headquarters, Hazara Field Force, India" bearing G.B. 1881 1d. lilac tied by Abergele duplex; underpaid and bears "T" in hexagon boxed "value of stamps ... 1d./deficiency.... 1½d." plus circular "overland postge/due" (error of lettering) for 2a.6p. which had been overstruck by square boxed "postage cancelled/haripur/base office/21 my 91" in purple, the reverse bearing Sea Post Office (12.5) c.d.s. Scarce mail from this second expedition. PhotoSubject to 2...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsBombay1855-99 a group of covers from Bombay which includes various De la Rue values used locally (7) or to U.K. (2) cancelled by different type of the "1" postmark or "3" of Mumbadevie urban office (2); a couple of later panels with duplex postmarks, 1899 returned letter with boxed "refused", Bombay D.L.O., boxed "received open and torn/manager d.l.o. bombay" plus numerous c.d.s.; also 1855 (27 Aug.) wrapper from Pothankote to Ireland "Via Bombay + Southampton" bearing 1854 1a. tied by diamond of dots, here the adhesive has been cut into eight triangles prior to fi...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsCalcutta1863-1944. a selection of covers with 1863-64 stampless entires to Bordeaux (3) bearing fine to superb strikes of the "calcutta/india unpaid" "1" duplex (2), 1865 O.H.M.S. envelope from the Royal Hospital, Chelsea bearing, on the reverse, boxed "unclaimed" six-sided "dead ;letter office/bengal" and others, 1872 cover from Peshwar to Calcutta with good strikes of the six-sided "dead letter office/bengal"; a group of K.G.V and K.G.VI covers including Calcutta D.B.N." c.d.s. (6), Air A, Air B (2), Air C (2) and Air D (2), Calcutta A, C, H (2) plus foreign F, F...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsDiamond Numerals1855-73 a good collection on leaves arranged in alphabetical order cancelled by either the single diamond or duplex, with Ahmednuggur 57 (3); Baitool 144 (2); Booldenah 70 (2); Chanda 82 cancelling 1854 ½a. on wrapper to Secunderbad; Coompta 212 (2); Deesa 25 (2); Dholera 33 (3); Dhoolia 38 (3) including 1854 1a. to Hingolee; Hyderabad 96 (2) 6a. frankings to U.K.; Jaulna 65 (2); Kamptee 76 (2) including 1854 ½a. to Calcutta; Khamguam 71 (2); Kirkee 54 (2); Kopergaum 266 (2); Matheran 20 (2); Malligaum 35 (2) including 1854 ½a. pair to Bombay with...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsPeon MarksAn extensive collection on leaves which includes Agra boxed Peon no.11 and one other, unframed small numerals 11 and 31; Allahabad boxed Peon 2, 16 and one other, numbers in circles with 25, 31 (3), 42 (2), 55, 57 and 89; Bareilly City intaglio no.3 (4) and no.8 (4); Benares 21; Cawnpore numbers in circles with 19, 25 (2), 39 and 41; Chander small intaglio numbers with 1 (2); Delhi small intaglio numbers with 3 (2). 4 and 24; Gaya intaglio 1; Hatras circular Peon no.1, unframed numerals 2; Jhansi a superb strike of intaglio no.4; Jodhpur numbers in circle...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsPrisoner of War Mail1914-18 a collection on leaves with mail to Ahmednagar (3), card from Civil Camp in Belgaum to Ahmednagar camp, opened-out envelope from U.S.A. to Belgaum Civil Camp, printed overseas envelope from Bellary to Constantinople, card from Dinapore Cantonment to Germany, envelope to Yercaud Camp with boxed censored handstamp, printed P.O.W. card from Dagshai Camp, covers from Hamburg to Katapahar Camp (2), two printed envelopes from Sumerpur Camp to Boston and a printed envelope from Thayetmyo Camp in Burma to Bombay. (14 covers)Subject to 20% VAT o...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsRailway Mail1880-82 group of covers and cards bearing unframed datestamps of North Bombay Down, South Bombay In, North Lahore Down and 3 Out; South Madras 24 In on envelope with the original long letter to England. (5 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaCovers and CancellationsSea Post Office1865-72 a collection of covers, mostly from the U.K., showing the different types of Sea Post Office transit datestamp with the large serif letter oval in black or blue with codes "A" to "F"; the smaller sans-serif oval datestamp with codes "A" to "F", some in green, plus a few without code; there are some better G.B. frankings including 1867-80 9d. (8) and 10d. (5). There are some military related and some with enclosures; condition is mixed and a few have their stamps cut off; examples from other countries including Mauritius plus redirected with...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsSea Post OfficeRegistered MailMail From Great Britain: 1891-1905 collection of covers registered to India, each bears the Sa Post Office c.d.s. and the black oval handstamp with manuscript number insertion, some also include the Sa Post Office large "R" in circle; a good variety of frankings with some postal stationery and includes boxed "late fee 2d", a single-franking Jubilee 4½d/ to Calcutta, insured mail, 1901 envelope from British P.O. Constantinople with 4½d. franking, 1904-05 with the boxed "sea p.o. a set." datestamp with space for the number. An interesti...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsSea Post OfficeRegistered MailMail from Other Countries: 1894-1907 a selection of covers bearing the Sea Post Office c.d.s. and black oval with manuscript number insertion which includes envelope from Guatemala (AR), British Levant, long registered envelope from Zanzibar, Mauritius (3), Russia, French P.O's in China (2), Cook Islands, New South Wales (2), some additionally bearing the Sea Post Office large "R" in circle; also 1896 printed envelope registered from Peshawar Railway Station to Buchara, Uzbekistan and carried by the Sea Post Office. A few covers with...

IndiaCovers and CancellationsSea Post OfficeRegistered MailPersia: 1887-1908 a group of covers to Persia with 1887 envelope from Cairo to Ispahan with the circular Sea Post Office handstamp with number insertion (these are scarce and were replaced when the numbers ran into four digits); 1899 commercial envelope from Cairo to Bushire bearing the handstruck oval, 1894 registered envelope from Wantage to Bushire; 1904 envelope from Schibin-el-Kom, Egypt to Ispaham with the boxed Sea Post Office datestamp in purple. Also 1908 envelope registered from Koh I Malek to Kew, Surrey bearing 39ch. frank...

IndiaWreck Mail'Carnatic': 1869 (25 Aug.) opened-out envelope Veerajenderpett "Via Southampton" with part Margate despatch duplex (the original adhesive has washed off), the reverse bears the printed label "Recovered from wreck of the 'Carnatic'", redirected on arrival with India ½a. blue tied by manuscript "Restamped" and barred diamond in blue and showing a fine array of transit datestamps. Some soiling as is to be expected. A good example of this wreck mail. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaUsed AbroadBushire: A group of Q.V. covers with 1866 (24 Aug.) stampless envelope bearing a good strike of the boxed "bushire/p.o./beg 4 anna"; 1894 (2 June) envelope registered to Bombay with 2a.6p. tied by Bushire small squared circle and showing the large boxed registered handstamp; 2a. franked cover to Bombay tied by a light strike of the Bushire "B" duplex and 1a. franking cover to Bombay tied by Bashir "K-5" duplex. (4 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaFeudatory StatesJammu and Kashmir1866 (23 Mar.) native envelope bearing ½a. grey-black (2) and a second green envelope bearing ½a. grey-black, each cancelled with handstamp in purple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaFeudatory StatesSirmoor1892-97 3p. orange, variety overprint inverted, large part original gum. S.G. 60b, £425. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Ireland1935 10/- indigo showing variety overprint double, large part original gum with superb centring and a wonderfully clear example of this rare stamp. BPP Certificates (1993, 2010). S.G. 101b, £8,500. Photoprovenance:GillespieLangemaackNotes: Most examples of this variety were used telegraphically and as such unused examples are exceedingly rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Jamaica1802-14 entire letters in French addressed to Choinville in France, mostly to Madame Franchessin, four are from Jamaica (all 1802) sent via London, one with "kingston/ja" h.s. and Jamaica two-line datestamp, and another with Jamaica two-line datestamp only; fifteen are from England (1803-04 and two 1814); also one each from Germany (1803), Holland (1803) and Italy (1814) plus four internalSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Jamaica1938-52 1½d. light red-brown, a block of nine from the upper left corner of the sheet and a single example with part imprint and plate number; fine unmounted mint examples of this rare printing which was only on sale in the Colony and for a short period about the middle of 1944. CW5b, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Jamaica1938-52 6d. grey and purple, variety exhaust pipe [6/1] from the foot of the sheet with interpanneau margin at left; lightly mounted mint. S.G. 128aa, £400Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Jamaica1938-52 1/- green and purple-brown, block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet showing variety repaired chimney [11/1]; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 130/a, £698Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika1938-54 Script 2/- lake-brown and brown-purple, perf. 13¼ lower right corner horizontal pair with plate number '1', portions of the foot of both stamps failing to print, mint with slightly off-white gum; diagonal crease across right-hand stamp and a few light tones confined to the reverse; a most unusual printing variety. S.G. 146 var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Kenya, Uganda and TanganyikaKodi (Poll Tax)1937 perf. 13 1/- purple and rose-red, a block of four from the upper-left corner of the sheet with plate number '1'; fine unmounted mint, a very rare multiple. Barefoot 2a. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Kuwait1950-55 2r. on 2/6d. yellow-green, block of four (surcharged Type I), variety extra bar at top [2/2], lightly mounted on the upper pair only leaving the lower pair with variety unmounted; a fine positional piece. S.G. 90, 90aa, £1,584+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Labuan1891-92 6c. on 8c. mauve, vertical pair with margins at top and foot, variety one without surcharge, the other with surcharge inverted; full original gum, mounted on the margins only, fine and rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1965). S.G. 35g, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Leeward Islands1938-51 10/- bluish green and deep red on green, block of four; full original slightly toned gum. S.G. 113, £800+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Libya1951 Issue for Fezzan2f. on 2m., 4f. on 4m. and 10f. on 10f. on Airmail envelope dated 31st March 1952 from Sebna to Alger, address partly crossed through, a few slightly soiled perfs; fine and a very rare commercial usage. S.G. 166, 167, 169. Photoprovenance:Pearls of Arabia, October 2011Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) LibyaItalian Post Offices, 1950 Cyrenaica overprints1951 (31 Dec.) Airmail envelope to Germany bearing 1950 1m., 2m. 5m. and 8m. marginal block of four, all tied by 'sidi rapah' c.d.s., 'benghasi' transit marking on reverse; fine. Guy du Vachat Certificate (2010). Sass 1, 2, 5, 6Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) LibyaItalian Post Offices, 1950 Cyrenaica overprints1959 (30 Sept.) envelope registered to Tripolitania, bearing 1950 100m. carmine and black, tied by 'tobrouk' c.d.s. and with a further strike alongside, fine and rare. Guy du Vachat Certificate (2010). Sass. 11Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) LibyaItalian Post Offices, 1950 Cyrenaica overprints1961 (Jun.) Airmail envelope bearing 2m., 8m. and 10m. tied by 'bayyada' c.d.s. with a further strike on the reverse; scarce. Gud du Vachat Certificate (2010). Sass 2, 6, 7Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Long Island1916 (7 May) typewritten on laid paper, 1d. mauve block of four from the right of the sheet showing part papermaker's 'Silver Linen' watermark; fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 12, £1,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Long Island1916 (7 May) typewritten on laid paper, 1d. mauve from the right of the sheet, showing error 'onr' for 'one' in 'one penny', fine and rare. S.G. 12f, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Long Island1916 (7 May) typewritten on laid paper, 1d. red, with sheet number '6' at upper left, rare with sheet number; fine. S.G. 13, £425. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Madagascar1886 1/- rose, "postage" measuring 24½mm. without stop, with "consular mail" in black, fine unused. S.G. 45, £650. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

MalayaPerak1884-91 2c. rose, variety overprint inverted, large part original gum; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1979). S.G. 17b, £450. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MalayaStraits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. claret vertical pair (Type "a"), part original gum; faint tone spot at lower right mentioned strictly for accuracy. S.G. 22, £1,300+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MalayaStraits Settlements1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. claret (Type "b"), large part original gum; small mark on reverse at upper left not affecting the appearance of this rare overprint type. R.P.S. Certificate (1968). S.G. 25, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MalayaSungei Ujong1885-90 2c. rose, variety 'unjog' [7/3], part original gum; a great rarity with only four examples recorded. Scheller Certificate (2021). S.G. 44a, £5,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaGreat Britain used in MaltaA range of "A25" cancels comprising 1855-57 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1862-64 3d., 4d. Pl. 3 and 4, 6d. (2) and 1/- 1865-67 3d. Pl. 4 (2), 4d. Pl. 7-14, 6d. Pl. 5 and 6, and 1/-, 1867-80 3d. Pl. 4-10, 6d. Pl. 8 and 9, 10d., 1/- Pl. 4-7 and 2/-, 1872-73 6d. Pl. 11 (2), and 12, 1873-80 2½d. rosy mauve wmk. Anchor Pl. 1 (2) and 2, wmk. Orb Pl. 2-17, 2½d. blue Pl. 17-23, 3d. Pl. 11, 12, 14, 16 and 20, 6d. Pl. 13-17, 1/- green Pl. 8-10, 12 and 13 and wmk Large Garter 4d. vermilion Pl. 15, 4d. sage-green Pl. 15 and 16, 4d. grey-brown Pl. 17 and 8d., and 1880-83 4d. Pl. 17 1nd...

MaltaGreat Britain used in MaltaA range of "A25" cancels comprising 1855-57 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1862-64 3d., 4d., 6d. Pl. 3 and 4, 1/-, 1865-67 3d., 4d. Pl. 7-14, 6d. Pl. 5 and 6 (2) and 1/-, 1867-80 3d. Pl. 4-10, 6d. Pl. 8 and 9, 10d., 1/- Pl. 4-7 and 2/-, 1872-73 6d. buff Pl. 11 and 12, 6d. chestnut, 6d. grey Pl. 12, 1873-80 2½d. Pl. 1 on blued paper (on piece) and Pl. 1-3 on white paper, wmk. Orb 2½d. rosy mauve Pl. 3-17, 2½d. blue Pl. 17-20, wmk. Spray 3d. Pl. 14-20, 6d. Pl. 13-17, 1/- Pl. 8-10, 12 and 13 and wmk Garter 4d. vermilion Pl. 15, 4d. sage-green Pl. 15 and 16, 8d., 1880-83 2½d. P...

MaltaGreat Britain used in MaltaA range of "A25" cancels comprising 1855-57 4d., 6d. and 1/-, 1862-64 3d., 4d. Pl. 3 and 4, 6d. Pl. 3 and 4, 1/- Pl. 1, 1865-67 3d., 4d. Pl. 7-14, 6d. Pl. 5 and 6, 1867-80 3d. Pl. 8-10, 6d. Pl. 8 and 9, 10d., 1/- Pl. 4-7 and 2/-, 1872-73 6d. buff Pl. 11 and 12, 6d. chestnut and 6d. grey Pl. 12, 1873-80 2½d. rosy mauve Pl. 1 on blued paper and Pl. 1-3 on white paper, wmk. Orb 2½d. rosy mauve Pl. 3-17, 2½d. blue Pl. 17-20, wmk. Spray 3d. Pl. 12, 14, 19 and 20, 1/- Pl. 8-10, 12 and 13, wmk. Garter 4d. vermilion Pl. 15, 4d. sage-green Pl. 17 and 18, 4d. grey-brown P...

Malta1860-81 ½d. interpanneau block of eight (4x2) in orange-yellow on unwatermarked glazed white paper, each overprinted "cancelled" (Type D7), fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1860-81 no watermark, blued paper ½d. brown-ochre overprinted "specimen" (Type D2), part original gum, centred to lower right, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1860-81 no watermark, blued paper ½d. ochre block of four, unused without gum, lovely fresh colour, centred to lower right, fine. Very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1957). S.G. 1, £5,600+. (Smith 10415). PhotoNote: Only a block of ten and eight blocks of four, one of which is in the Royal Philatelic Collection, are recorded by Clive SmithSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1860-61 CC, perf 14 ½d. golden yellow (aniline), fifteenth printing, a block of four with wing-margin at right, unused with part original gum, fine. A rare multiple. S.G. 9, £1,500+. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueDie ProofsMaster die proof with blank value tablet for 2d., 4d. and 1/- values, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardening" and dated "18 feb 84", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueDie Proofs1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening", dated "5 mar 84" and initialled "GM" in pencil, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueDie Proofs1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueDie Proofs2½d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "18 feb 84", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueSpecimen Stamps½d. to 1/- set of six, each overprinted "specimen", all with toned gum though of fine appearance, the 1/- with a creased corner perf. A rare set. S.G. 20s-28s, £4,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueIssued Stamps1d. rose, a complete sheet of 240 split into two double panes of 120, virtually all unmounted, some perfs concertina'd and some heavy mounts etc in selvedge. Very rare. S.G. 21, £22,800Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueIssued Stamps4d. brown imperforate horizontal pair with margin at right, very fine, mounted in the selvedge only. Rare. S.G. 27a, £5,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueIssued Stamps4d. brown imperforate horizontal pair used with 1d. carmine pair and 2d. grey, all tied by "malta" in bars on 1897 (30 Oct.) envelope registered to Livorno, showing "R" in oval, "registered/malta" oval d.s. and, on reverse, Naples and arrival datestamps. Most attractive and extremely rare. S.G. 27a. Photoprovenance:"Victory", October 2010Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1885-90 IssueIssued Stamps4d. brown variety imperforate, a single with part sheet margin at foot, cancelled by part "malta" in bars, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1886 Five ShillingsDie Proof5/- die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "6 aug 85", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1886 Five ShillingsSpecimen Stamp5/- rose overprinted "specimen" (Type D13), large part original gum, hinge remnant, fine. S.G. 30s, £1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1886 Five ShillingsIssued Stamps5/- rose, a lower left corner strip of three in a pale shade with plate number, the centre stamp with very minor rubbing in value tablet, and two singles, one (a pale shade) with watermark inverted (very light vertical gum bend), the normal with some mount remnants and a small tone spot at top. S.G. 30, 30w, £680Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1899-1901 ¼d. to 10/-, two sets of five, one overprinted "specimen", with additional mint 2/6d. block of four and single, plus ¼d. marginal pair with watermark Crown to left of CA and reversed, fine mint. S.G. 31-35, £910Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1899-1901 CA 5d. vermilion with watermark reversed, fine used. S.G. 33x, £225Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1902 1d. on 2½d. (15 including two overprinted "specimen" and three with variety "Pnney" plus 2½d. corner block twelve each with small red tick at upper left, and 1903-04 CA ½d. to 1/-, two sets of seven, one overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 36-44, £500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1902 1d. on 2½d. blue (shades), a mint range (21) including one overprinted "specimen" and seven showing variety "Pnney" (four in marginal pairs with normal), also a used irregular block of twenty-eight on piece with four showing variety "Pnney", fine. S.G. 36-37, £560+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1902 1d. on 2½d. dull blue, variety surcharge double (widely spaced), a few clipped perfs at lower left otherwise fine used. Rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1965). S.G. 36a, £3,750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie ProofsMaster die proof with uncleared value tablet and surround, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardenng" and dated "21 oct 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs½d. die proof with blank vignette, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before hardenig" and dated "13 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs½d. die proof with blank vignette, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "after hardening" and dated "14 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs1d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "14 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs1d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "19 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs2d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "22 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs2d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "26 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs2½d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" an dated "22 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs2½d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "1 dec 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs3d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "22 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs3d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "27 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs4d. die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after hardening" and dated "1 dec 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1903-04 IssueDie Proofs1/- die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "22 nov 02", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1904-14 IssueDie Proofs½d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "28 jun 05", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1904-14 IssueDie Proofs1d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "before hardening" and dated "5 jul 05", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1904-14 IssueSpecimen Stamps¼d. to 5/- set of ten, each overprinted "specimen", fine. S.G. 45s-63s, £500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1904-14 IssueIssued Stamps¼d. to 5/- mint and used sets of seventeen with ¼d. and ½d. shades, fine. S.G. 45-63, £465+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs¼d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs½d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs1d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs2d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs2½d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs3d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs6d. name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs1/- name and duty die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarkedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs2/- die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueDie Proofs5/- die proof with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueSpecimen Stamps¼d. to 5/- set of eleven plus 3d. with white back and 1/- with green back, each overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 69s-88s, £995Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueSpecimen Stamps3d. purple on yellow, white back overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 78bs, £375Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueIssued Stamps¼d. (2), ½d. (2), 1d. (2), 2d. (2), 2½d., 3d. (2), 4d., 6d. (2), 1/- (5), 2/- (2), 2/6d. (2) and 5/-, various papers/shades, fine mint. S.G. 69-88, £638Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1914-21 IssueIssued Stamps1/- black on green, green back with variety watermark sideways, fine used in Gozo. Extremely rare. S.G. 81ab, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1917-18 War Tax ½d. and 3d. overprinted "specimen", ½d. (28 including four blocks of four, three with plate number, and two corner strips of four with plate number) and 3d. (20 including a block of ten and two blocks of four, one with plate number), fine mint. S.G. 92-93, £285Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1919 (May) Watermark Multiple Crown CASpecimen Stamp10/- black overprinted "specimen", fine mint. S.G. 96s, £1,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1919 (May) Watermark Multiple Crown CAIssued Stamps10/- black block of four, very fine mint and very lightly hinged. A great and desirable rarity. E. Diena Certificate (1988). S.G. 96, £13,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1919 (May) Watermark Multiple Crown CAIssued Stamps10/- black, fresh and very fine and very lightly mounted mint. Rare. S.G. 96, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1921-22 Script ¼d. to 10/- set of eight, fine mint. S.G. 97-104, £450Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1921-22 Script 1d. scarlet, variety watermark inverted, fine mint. Rare. S.G. 99w, £1,200. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1921-22 Script 2d. die proof in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 Self-Government CC 10/- (marginal), MCA ½d. to 5/- with additional ½d. with watermark inverted and Script ¼d. to 10/- with additional 2/6d. and 5/- showing broken "o" in "government", fine mint. S.G. 105-121, £1,000+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 Self-Government, Script ¼d. to 10/- set eight, fine mint. S.G. 114-121, £200Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 (Apr.) ¼d. on 2d. grey vertical strip of four, the second stamp with dot to "i" of "Farthing" omitted, the upper pair with gum crease otherwise fine mint. Rare. S.G. 122a, £500. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 Melita IssueDie ProofsVignette die proof of the vignette for the 1/- to 10/- values, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked "before striking", initialled and dated "13/6/22", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 Melita IssueDie Proofs1/- with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after striking" and dated "16/6/22", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922 Melita IssueDie Proofs2/- with blank vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked "after striking" and dated "30/6/22", fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922-26 Melita ¼d. to £1 (both) set of eighteen plus 3d. shade, 1925 2½d. on 3d. (both shades) and 1926 overprinted "postage" ¼d. to 10/- set of fourteen, all in blocks of four, fine mint. S.G. 123-156, £2,100Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1922-26 Melita ¼d. to £1 set of seventeen overprinted "specimen" and ¼d. to £1 (both) set of eighteen with 3d. shades (2) mint, 1922 2½d. on 3d. (both shades) and 1926 overprinted "postage" ¼d. to 10/- set of fourteen plus additional 3d. with overprint inverted, fine mint. S.G. 123-156, £1,280Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926 (Apr.) overprinted "postage" 3d. black on yellow marginal horizontal strip of five with overprint inverted, the odd minor tone spot on reverse as usual and each with three sets of initials, fine. S.G. 149a, £850. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926 (Apr.) overprinted "postage" 3d. black on yellow horizontal strip of four with overprint inverted, the odd minor tone spot on reverse as usual and each with three sets of initials, fine. S.G. 149a, £680. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1919 imperf 2/6d. sepia on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1921 KGV imperf 2d. blue (2) on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Types DS1 and DS3), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf ½d. brown and blue on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf ½d. chestnut and blue on unwatermarked paper handstamped "specimen" (Type DS2), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf ½d. blue and brown on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf £1 blue and green on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf £1 blue and sepia on unwatermarked paper, marginal, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita imperf £1 blue and sepia on unwatermarked paper, fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Maltac.1922 Printer's Sample Proofs1922 Melita perf 14 ½d. chestnut and mauve on unwatermarked paper overprinted "specimen" (Type DS1), fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926-27 die proof of the Head with uncleared surround, in red on surfaced paper showing reversed die number "10690" at top and dated "12/10/25" in pencil at foot, fine. PhotoNote: This Head was used for the ¼d. to 6d. values.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926-27 master die proof for the ¼d. to 6d. values with uncleared value tablet and large surround, in black on surfaced paper (61x110mm.), fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926-27 set of seventeen to 10/- overprinted 'specimen' and 1930 set of seventeen to 10/- perforated 'specimen'; fine. S.G. 157s-172s, 193s-209s, £825Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1926-27 ¼d. to 10/-, 1928 ¼d. to 10/- and 1930 ¼d. to 10/-, fine mint. S.G. 157-172, 174-209, £620Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1928 1/- black block of four, variety imperforate between stamps and margin at left, fine mint. Very rare, only ten examples recorded. S.G. 186 var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1928 1/6d. black and green, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at top, fine mint. Very rare. S.G. 187 var. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1937-50 complete KGVI collection in mint blocks of four, fine. S.G. 214-257, £906Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1937 Coronation 1½d. brown-lake marginal block of four, fine mint; with normal for comparison. Very rare. S.G. 215a, £2,600. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1938-50 complete mint, also 1938-42 ¼d. to 10/- less 5/- perforated "specimen", fine. S.G. 217-257Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1938-43 2/6d. pair showing damaged value tablet and 5/- strip of three with the middle stamp showing semaphore flaw, fine mint. S.G. 229a, 230a, £485Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1948-53 ¼d. to 10/- in complete unmounted mint sheets, fine. S.G. 234-248, £6,000Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Malta1948-53 Self-Government 2d. yellow-ochre lower left corner block of four with scratched plate and marginal 5/- showing "nt" joined, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 238cc, 247a, £600Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaPostage Dues1925 (Apr.) ½d. to 1/6d. and 1925 (July) ½d. to 1/6d., two sets, one overprinted "specimen", fine. S.G. D1-D20, £370Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaPostage Dues1925 (Apr.) 2½d. block of eighty-four comprising two vertical panes, the upper pane with one showing "2" of "½" omitted, fine. S.G. D5/a, £900+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaPostage Dues1925 (July) ½d. to 1/6d., two sets, one overprinted "specimen", fine. S.G. D11-D20, £305Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaPostage Dues1925 (July) ½d. to 1/6d., two sets, one overprinted "specimen", fine. S.G. D11-D20, £305Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaCollections1899-1964 mint collection in a stockbook including 1899-1901 2/6d. and 10/-, 1902 1d. on 2½d. variety "Pnney" (3, one in a corner block of nine), 1903-04 CA ½d. to 1/-, 1904-14 ¼d. to 5/- with some shades, 1916-21 MCA to 1/- (5), 2/- and 5/-, 1921-22 Script ¼d. (small corner fault) to 10/-, 1922 Self-Government CC 10/-, MCA ½d. to 5/- and Script ¼d. to 10/-, 1922-26 Melita ¼a. to £1 (both), 1926 overprinted "postage" ¼d. to 10/- plus 3d. with overprint inverted and 1926-53 complete, 1956-58 ¼d. to £1 and Postage Due 1925-63 sets and 1967-70 ½d. to 4d. (2 of each), fine. Cat. £...

MaltaCollections1863-1978 predominantly mint collection in an album including 1863 ½d. imperforate proof on unwatermarked glazed paper overprinted "cancelled", 1885-90 ½d. to 1/- with both 1d. shades, 1886 5/- used, 1899-1901 2/6d. and 10/- used, 1903-04 CA Yd. to 1/-, 1904-14 MCA ¼d. to 5/-, 1914-21 MCA ¼d. to 5/- with some shades, 1921-22 Script ¼d. to 2/-, 1922 Self-Government CC 10/-, MCA ½d. to 5/- and Script ¼d. to 10/-, 1922-26 Melita ¼d. to £1 (both), 1926-66 complete and Postage Dues 1925-70 complete, fine. Cat. £4,000+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information pleas...

MaltaCollectionsA large accumulation, almost all post WWII, in ring-binders and cover ring-binders housed in two boxes, predominantly first day and special event covers but also village cancels, Official, plus one album devoted to WWII convoys with paper clippings, photos etc and another devoted to the George Cross. An interesting lot for the modern postal historian. (thousands)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaCollections1885-56 three large albums of sheets, part sheets/large blocks of low denominations; the complete sheets include 1885 ½d., 1902 1d. on 2½d. with two showing variety "Pnney", 1917-18 War Tax ½d. (2) and 3d. (the lower double pane with some staining at foot), 1926 overprinted "postage" 1d. and 1½d. (no left margin), 1928 1d., 1935 Jubilee ½d. (9, one with extra flagstaff, one with short extra flagstaff and one with lightning conductor, 6d. with lightning conductor and 1/-, 1938-43 ¼d. (2), ½d. red-brown (3), 1d. green (3), 1½d. slate-black (2, one showing broken cross), 2d. scarl...

MaltaCoversA collection of Instructional markings in two ring-binders, all post WWII including 1952 envelope from Valletta to Cospicua showing framed "Received without contents" with "Received" deleted and manuscript "Posted" above, various "found posted in this condition" or similar and "not transmissible/size under"etc.; also a few Parcel Post covers (20). (170 items)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MaltaCoversA ring-binder of Registered mail, about half from the QE period but including 1879 envelope (faults) to Roma bearing GB 2d. and 2½d. cancelled by poor "A25" and showing "registered/malta" c.d.s.; 1881 envelope (tatty)bearing GB ½d. and 2d. (2) tied by poor "A25" and showing "registered/malta" oval d.s.; 1898 local envelope bearing ½d. and 2d. pair tied by "victoria/gozo" c.d.s.; and 1902 2d. registered envelope to England, uprated with 5d. and tied by "victoria b.o./gozo" c.d.s. An interesting lot with a good range of rates. (107 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For mo...

MaltaCoversA ring-binder of Forces mail including 1916 unstamped envelopes (5) showing "on active service/medtn" circular cachets in various colours, French Maritime cachets (3), F.P.O.s, 1940s Forces Customs Declaration labels (4), airgraphs etc., a large number from the QE period. A lot worth viewing. (77 items)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Mauritius1848-49 Post Paid Issue1d. bright vermilion on greyish paper, intermediate impression [9], good to large margins with clear central target cancellation; pinhole at top and small skilfully repaired tear at top, otherwise an attractive good example. B.P.A. pink Certificate (2009). S.G. 10, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1848-49 Post Paid Issue2d. blue on grey paper, intermediate impression [8], good to very large margins, used with numeral '1' target cancellation; small thin at foot otherwise a good and attractive example. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 14, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1848-49 Post Paid Issue1d. red on bluish paper, worn impression [10], good to large margins, used with part 'inland' boxed cancellation, small surface abrasion at lower left corner not affecting the fine appearance. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 18, £900. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1848-49 Post Paid Issue2d. grey-blue on blue, latest impression [4], large even margins and used with target cancellation; thinned at top. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 25, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1859 Lapirot Issue2d. blue, early impression, enormous margins all round; used with target cancellation, slight thin in margin at left, otherwise fine. Signed Sergio Sismondo. S.G. 37, £3,750. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1859 Lapirot Issue2d. blue on bluish paper, worn impression [11], good to large margins, used with mute oval of bars; a good example. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 39, £950. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1859 Dardenne Issue1d. deep red, good margins all round used with circular 'paid' cancellation; small thin in margin at lower left otherwise fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 41, £2,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1859 Dardenne Issue2d. pale blue, good even margins, used with mute oval cancellation; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2020). S.G. 44, £950. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Mauritius1858-1960 mint and used collection on Scott album pages including 1848 Post Paid 1d. and 2d. reprints, 1858-62 imperf. 4d green and 9d. dull magenta used and 6d. vermilion mint, 1859-61 perf. 6d. blue, 1/- vermilion and 1/- green used and 6d. dull purple slate mint, 1862 6d. slate mint and 1/- deep green used, 1860-63 to 1/- used, 1863-72 CC set to 5/- used, 1876-78 surcharges including 1878 set to 2r.50c. on 5/- mint and used, 1879-80 set of nine to 2r.50c. mint, 1883-94 set to 50c. both mint an d used, 1900-05 set to 5r. mint, 1904-10 to 10r. mint, 1913-22 to 10r. mint, 1921-34...

(x) Mauritius1921-26 Script 50r. dull purple and green, lightly mounted mint. B.P.A. Certificate (2009). S.G. 222, £950. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

MauritiusExpress Delivery Stamps1903-04 15c. on 15c. ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, used and tied to piece by c.d.s.; fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1925) signed Bacon. S.G. E4a, £2,000. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

MauritiusExpress Delivery Stamps1904 15c. grey-green (without value in label), variety surcharge double, large part original gum; fine. B.P.A. Certificate (1995). S.G. E6b, £750. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Morocco Agencies1903-05 CA 1p. black and carmine, block of thirty-six from the upper left of the sheet with plate number '1', faint diagonal crease in margin at left and just affecting two of the adhesives; a fine and scarce multiple with almost full original gum. S.G. 22, £1,260+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New Guinea1914-15 Stamps of German New Guinea, 1d. on 3pf. brown [Setting 1, Position 10] showing '1' for 'I', used and tied to piece by 'rabaul' cancellation on 17th October 1914, the first day of issue; fine and rare. S.G. 1a, £2,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

New ZealandA collection of postal history, well written-up on leaves, with 1849 missionary letter to London, 1855 Auckland Crowned Circle in black, 1861 Wellington Crowned Circle in red (crease), 1862 6d. Chalon on cover to Cape Town, 1871 Chalon cover to Birsay, Orkneys, 1880 and 1882 OPSO covers, Sideface covers including to Canada, Jersey, Melbourne, Natal, Prince Edward Island, and U.S.A., 1894 covers from Valparaiso, Chile to Oamaru plus others. (39 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandA collection of covers from 1859 stampless with neat handstruck "2", Chalon covers with imperf. (2) and perf. (8), thence a general selection from Sidefaces to K.G.VI with registered, early machine cancellations and slogans, marine post office, Late Fee c.d.s., travelling post office, overseas includes to British Columbia, Canada, Falkland Islands (1929), France, Germany, Ireland and others. Condition is typically mixed. (128 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandA collection of covers and cards in album from 1900 which includes mail to Austria, Germany via Holland, Malta, London via Switzerland, inward mail from Canada, C.G.H., Germany, U.K. and U.S.A.; souvenir postcards of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, postcards to Guernsey and London bearing G.B. stamps cancelled by crayon and taxed, Zieher cards for N.Z. (one without embossing) and a rare Sanatoria card for Consumptive Women used from Queensland, some T.P.O's, registered, military censor. (37 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information p...

New ZealandIncoming Mail from U.K.: 1857-99 a group of covers with 1855-57 6d. wrapper carried by "Private Ship" to Auckland and 1861 envelope from Rothsay to Dunedin, 1867-80 6d. from Lerwick, 4d. with 2d. blue also from Lerwick to Christchurch, 1875 1/6d. franking "Via Brindisi" from Edinburgh to Dunedin, 1882-89 covers "via San Francisco" with 1880 1/- from North Shields to Invercargill and Jubilee 6d. single and double franking from Edinburgh to Wellington. (8 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandTravelling Post Offices: An extensive collection in three volumes, 1880's to modern, with the many different postmarks on stamps and covers or cards, including transit c.d.s., numerous illustrations with post cards, photographs, labels and other associated material, includes incoming mail from U.K. and Transvaal and outgoing to U.K. and Norway. A comprehensive collection, ideal for further study and developmentSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New ZealandA collection of Chalon Heads on Hagner pages which includes 1d. NZ watermark with part "province of auckland" cancel and other imperfs. with values to 6d. (16), one with opened-out horizontal paper wrinkle, and 1/- (7), two fine, four margined examples of Davies print. Condition varies as is to be expected. High catalogue value. (91)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

New Zealand1864-71 3d. lilac imperforate, good to very large margins and neatly cancelled by barred oval; fresh. B.P.A. Certificate (1962). S.G. 117a. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandAdvertising Underprints: a collection on stock leaves, with virtually complete reconstruction of four panes of sixty of the 1d. which includes a block of four and several pairs, various colours including green and brown. Also values to 1/- with a range of settings and colours including black 2d. Condition is typically mixed; a good group. (265)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny Universal1901 plate proofs in black single and corner block of eighteen, in black on beige paper and in brown, top and bottom margins blocks of four; also1906-07 coloured die proofs cut-to-size in yellow-brown, blue, orange-yellow, purple, black, plum and violet. An attractive lot. (35)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny Universal1901: a selection of first day covers including the rare Bishop envelope in green, with special enclosure, Cancelled Christchurch (1 Jan.), also covers from Christchurch, Glenary and Masterton. (4 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny Universal1901: Ward card and envelope used on the day of issue, the card from Wellington to Greymouth, the envelope from Wellington to London, also an unused card. (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny Universal1905-06 dot plates, 1d. rose-carmine imperf. two large holes between each in a horizontal strip of four, one with hinge reminder and small thin; imperf all round, 1d. deep carmine strip of three and single. GS1a, 4b, 5aSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny Universal1908 die proof in black on glazed card (45x60mm) uncleared surround, without markings, fine. Also imperf. plate proof block of four on card (minor offset on reverse), issued stamp in mint block of four. top margin pair (crease), single and used singleSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPenny UniversalA very good collection of lithographed, well written-up on leaves, with imperf. plate proof blocks of thirty six and twenty four, various other black and red imperforate and perforated, De la Rue includes two blocks of four with full offset, major listed flaws are represented in the various papers, Dickie Coil Trial selvedge strip of four signed by Dickie, lithoghraphed watermarks, major misperforated, imperforate and postal items (24) including postal stationery (14). An exciting collection for the connoisseurSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informati...

New ZealandPenny UniversalA large and impressive collection in Lindner album which includes numerous re-entries, plated examples, double perfs., mixed perfs., Pirie pair imperf. vertically (CP G2a (X)), Pirie carmine-lake and deep carmine shades, Basted Mills perf.14 pair imperf. vertically (CP G3e), Cowan no watermark perf.14x11 pair (CP G4c), Local plate block of four imperf. horizontally (CP G5a(Y)) and perf. 11x14 (CP G5c), booklet plate (2 panes) (CP W2b)X)), dot plate coil (GS1a and GS2a), dot plate 1 marking on a block of nine, plate 3 block of six showing whole marking, Waterlow W1 ma...

New ZealandPenny Universal1901 London Print study collection on seven pages of the re-entries and perforations including blocks (15, 8, 6 (2) 4 (7)) and strips of three (2). Well identified re-entries, a few are used; some with light oxidation. (91)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. to 6d. set of four electrotype plate proof in black on glazed paper, ½d. with corner margins, 3d. and 6d. with top margin; a good set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. die proof in dark green on glazed card (84x55mm); various hinge remainders on the reverse. Fine appearance. Photoprovenance:'Midas', December 1989Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. die proof in emerald-green on glazed card (108x90mm); various hinge remainders on the reverse. Fine appearance. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. electrotype imperforate plate proof in bright yellow-green and in emerald-green (vertical bend) on glazed paper or wove paper respectively. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. green in a reconstructed sheet of sixty one block of fifty with the gutter and a vertical strip of ten, with sheet number "144828", apparently unmounted mint with full selvedge; a few minor bends or wrinkles; very fresh. It is believed that these two blocks originated from the same sheet. Rare as such. S.G. 370Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition1d. die proof in carmine-rose on glazed card (88x54mm) marked in ink "Christchurch Exhibition Stamps 1906" and "Proof direct from die, W R Bock" (the engraver); fine and scarce. Photoprovenance:'Midas', December 1989Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition1d. die proof in deep carmine-rose on glazed card (83x54mm); some hinge adherences on the reverse. Photoprovenance:'Midas', December 1989Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition1d. electrotype plate proofs in dull pink, carmine-red and vermilion on wove paper; a good set in the three colours. (3). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition1d. claret, large part original gum; there are a few slightly irregular perfs. at top. A good example of this rarity. S.G. 371a, £12,500. Photo Note: The selected colour for the 1d. value was claret, and a supply of 240,000 examples was printed. It was considered that the shade was too dark to do credit to the design and a further printing was ordered. Of the 4,000 sheets printed in claret, one was sent to the Exhibition authorities, one to the Postmaster-General, and 14 sheets were held by the Post and Telegraph Department. The sheet in claret, forwarde...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. die proof of the approved design in light blue and bright chestnut on glazed card (90x71mm) with manuscript "Proof direct from Dies, W R Bock, Engraver". Fine and scarce. Photoprovenance:'Midas', December 1989Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. die proof of the approved design in light blue and bright chestnut on glazed card (48x31mm), hinge remainders on the reverse. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. photo-litho essay (reversed print) in brick-red, on surfaced wove paper, fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. electrotype plate proofs in black and in deep brown (2), good to fine. (3)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. imperforate colour trials in brown and olive-green, violet and blue-green, bright maroon and deep green plus bright maroon and blue-green on surfaced wove paper; fine.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. imperforate plate proof in issued colours, from the top left sheet corner; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. brown and blue in a gutter block of eighteen from the lower three rows of the complete sheet, large part original gum; minor adhesion on one and some minor selvedge stains plus some split perfs. affecting one row. With a matching lower right corner block of six, unmounted mint (some creasing). The blocks show various states of the dots in the background to the right of the ship. S.G. 372Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. die proof of frame in sage-green with cut-out of the vignette of the 3d. value in yellow-brown, on glazed card (90x66mm). Unusual and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. die proof of frame in olive-green with cut-out vignette in bright mauve on glazed card (75x62mm); hinge remainders on reverse; fine. .PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. die proof of frame in olive-green with cut-out vignette in bright mauve on glazed card (50x31mm). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. photo-litho imperforate proof in pale dull pink on thin surfaced paper; good margins and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. electrotype plate proofs on white wove paper in maroon and olive-brown, dull maroon and dark green, bright chestnut and olive-green and in pink and olive-green; good margins and fine. Photo. (4)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. electrotype plate proofs on white wove paper in dull violet and dark green, grey-green and olive-green, dull violet and olive-brown and grey-green and dull violet; margins are close to very large. (4). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. electrotype plate proofs on white wove paper in dull violet and dark green and pink and olive-green (just cut into one corner), both show slight offset of the vignette on the reverse. (2)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. and 1d. collection on leaves which includes watermark sideways and sideways inverted, some multiples mint, covers including ½d. pair on first day cover, ½d. used on Exhibition letter card and other covers and cards (5) most with exhibition c.d.s.; 1d. with some larger multiples plus covers or cards (6). AttractiveSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. brown and blue, a collection on leaves which includes watermark sideways inverted and sideways reversed, flaw behind Maori chieftain in a block of six, an interpanneau block of four plus margin blocks of four and eight, covers (3) registered, one with 3d. (5) and 6d. to Germany. A good collectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. collection on leaves which includes watermark sideways reversed, misplaced perforations, mint blocks of four (corner and top margin), a vertical pair cancelled on the last day of the exhibition, used on picture post cards and cover to Canada; also covers bearing ½d. to 3d. and ½d. to 6d. A good groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionA collection on leaves which includes the scarce "christchurch/exhibition", a second strike with Exhibition partly removed, later exhibition c.d.s.; Exhibition stamps used on registered mail (2), special Exhibition illustrated envelopes with free franking privilege (2), unused special lettersheet, the set of four fine used (2), other postmarks on Exhibition stamps including Penrhyn Island, British Antarctic Expedition, one on picture post card, taxed mail (2), items relating to the Canadian and British courts and late used covers (2). An interesting lot...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionExhibition LabelsNumber 2 (Haremai): a complete sheet of twenty eight, unmounted mint but paper adherence on one; also a top margin block of four and a single bearing Suva postmarkSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionExhibition LabelsA collection on leaves with the seven labels unused, number 1 on cover (2), number 2 variety imperforate between vertical pair (2), misplaced colours and double perf., covers (4), number 3 blocks of four (2) and on cover (3), number 4 variety imperforate horizontally, block of four and on cover (2), number 5 block of sixteen and on cover (3), number 7 block of twenty and on cover.Labels 1 to 5 were issued between September 1905 to July 1906 to be put on local and overseas mail to promote the exhibition, label 6 was used in conjunctioin w...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionExhibition LabelsA collection of covers and cards bearing exhibition labels with number 1 on cards to England (2), number 2 (4) on registered envelope to London and on picture postcard (fault), on special exhibition newspaper wrapper to London, 1905 envelope to Kiangsi, China bearing 2, 4 and 5, number 3 on cover (2), number 4 on unfranked card to London and taxed accordingly, number 5 on cover (3), number 7 on cards (2) and on the reverse of envelope registered to Austria bearing exhibition stamps values to 3d.. Some unusual covers (15 covers)Subject to...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionEphemeraArt Union Lottery Ticket: 1896 (Dec.) a complete lottery ticket, "4233" with label number 6 attached (the only source of this label); very fresh and fine. Rare, 5158 tickets were sold, only three complete tickets thought to exist. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionA miscellaneous selection of ephemera with some used postcards, exhibition letter card, photographs, passes, ladies season tickets, several different medallions, postal folders of pictures, advertising labels, complete official programme for the opening ceremony, press pass, Souvenir Exhibition catalogue and many others. Also includes illustrations of a lot of background material including reproduction of the Exhibition collection in two box files. An unusual and interesting lotSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionEphemeraPicture Post Cards: an extensive collection in two albums with some chromo-litho, hand-coloured, glitter, real photo; some are used with exhibition postmarks, special exhibition letter card used; four cards bearing "Posted at top of Tower" handstamp; also some later related items including Canpex 2000 souvenir sheets and others. (118 cards)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionEphemeraPicture Postcards: a collection on display pages which includes cards bearing circular "posted at the top of the tower" (6) and straight-line "this card was posted at the top of the n.z i.e." (4), further cards of the exhibition include chromo-litho, the set of stamps on home-made card, real photo, Rotary Photo Company cards, one with incorrect spelling, Pictorial Postage Album card (2), Muir & Moodie stamps cards with picture of the exhibition (2) and used with exhibition 3d., various other cards including second and third edition souvenir bookl...

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionEphemeraPicture Postcards: a collection in album with focus on R.J. Seddon, the N.Z. prime minister responsible for the exhibition including a superb card of him driving his family, three cards with "Posted at top of Tower" handstamp, also other related items. (60+ cards)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionOthmar Zieher Cards: card 59 as published with N.Z. 1898 pictorial stamps, Penny Universal and 2/6d. postal fiscal, with Muir & Moodie 1906 illustrations, one without embossing; includes from Kiev to Bohemia, others used locally with some to overseas; also booklets produced by the Department of Labour, Home Industries and the Battle of Gettysburg cyclorama booklet. (60 cards)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1920 Victory Issue: A collection on leaves which includes imperforate plate proofs in singles and multiples, overprinted "specimen" with perforated 1d. deep magenta, 1½d. violet and 6d. greenish blue; imperforate 3d. deep rose-red and imperf. horizontally 1/- violet vertical pair; the issued stamps in singles and multiples with shades, inverted watermarks and the set issued for Samoa. A good lot. (184)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1923 Map Stamp: a comprehensive and well written-up collection on pages with multiples, flaws, buffer bars, first day cover, some postal stationery letter cards and others. An attractive collectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1925 Dunedin ExhibitionA collection on exhibition pages (28) with singles and multiples of the three values illustrating the different plating varieties including 4d. "postagf" and the similar ending with "f." and one cancelled Fanning Island; also a collection of covers and others with full set on first day cover, illustrated exhibition envelopes including coloured, Japanese stamp card used at the exhibition, exhibition lettercards unused and used (2), mailing wallets unused and used, panoramic mailing wallet and covers with several registered. A very good study collectionSubject...

New Zealand1925 Dunedin Exhibition½d. and 1d. in complete sheets of sixty, fresh and fine mint; ½d. has the stamp from R.2/2 patched in with the corrected stamp, also block of four showing broken top of "O", both values with additional blocks of four showing variations in shade.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1925 Dunedin ExhibitionA magnificent collection of postcards and ephemera which includes various postcards and souvenir cards, an album including a poster for guessing the number of visitors, an award to W. Peers for his exhibit of aerial stamps and a collection of contemporary photographs (66); a box file containing a souvenir table cloth, 4 season tickets, small photographs from a mailing wallet, several printed envelopes, official Opening Ceremony programme, souvenir handkerchiefs with embroidered names, postcards made of wood, enamelled medal Exhibition notepaper and others; tw...

New Zealand1925 Dunedin Exhibition1926 (26 Apr.) large envelope registered to Ashburton bearing ½d., 1d. and 4d. in horizontal strips of three (with side margin and plated) with additional 2½d. franking tied by Dunedin Exhibition c.d.s. with registered label overprinted "dunedin/exhibition: in purple. Also two examples of the Exhibition medallionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New Zealand1935 Silver Jubilee: a collection on leaves with mint singles and blocks of four, plate blocks of ½d. (2), 1d. (4) and 6d. plus others used on cover, a set on individual covers cancelled Pitcairn Island, first day covers, a set on cover cancelled Fanning Island, 6d. in combination with Tonga Tin Can mail and othersSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New Zealand1936-42 perf. 13½x14 2/- Plate 1 block of four, an early printing with Row 9/2 showing "one dot over bow" flaw, fine mint with the lower pair unmounted. Very rare. C.P. L13e/U, $6,000+; S.G. 589c, £1,600+. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1936-42 Multiple Watermark1936-42 perf 13½ x 14 2/- olive-green block of four; unmounted mint, fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 589c, £1,600+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1936-42 printed by Waterlow, perforated by De La Rue, line perf. 14, 4d. black and sepia black Plate 2B block of four, mint with traces of hinge remainder. Rare. C.P. L7c[4], $3,000provenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1941 Surcharges 2d. on 1½d. purple-brown imprint strip of six, showing variety inserted '2' the remnants showing as a colon; fresh mint. S.G. 629, 629a, £650+provenance:Graham Cooper, December 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandOfficial Stamps1936-61 8d. chocolate, perforated 14 x 13½, used with faint boxed cancellation; fine and rare. S.G. O128b, £4,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandOfficial Stamps1940 ½d. to 8d. part set of eight, each value in a vertical pair from the top of the sheet (2½d. a horizontal strip of three) and the top stamp of each pair showing joined 'ff' of 'official'; fine unmounted mint. S.G. O141a-O149a, £545+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

New ZealandPostage DuesA comprehensive collection on exhibition pages with issues from 1899-1900 unused values to 2/- (2) and used values to 1/- with both types, some misplaced values and on cover (5); 1902 issues with blocks and varieties, different papers, covers (20) including from Egypt, Hungary, India, Turkey and U.S.A., one cover with a failed attempt at a N.Z. bisect; third issue with unused and used singles and multiples from the different printings, some larger multiples, covers (6) and pieces; also some other taxed envelopes.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informatio...

New ZealandPostal FiscalsA collection on leaves from 1882 1d. blue (2), 1882-1930 values to £1 and £2 postally used, 1931-40 Arms type fiscally cancelled with unoverprinted values to £35 (blunt corner) including £3.10 (perfin) and £4.10, and overprinted with values to £40 and £300Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandPostal Fiscals1881 4d. to £20 a large part set of imperforate plate proofs on card in issued colours; clean and fine. (21 proofs). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1936-39 £2 bright purple on Wiggins Teape chalk surfaced paper, variety watermark inverted, fine and fresh mint; very rare and possibly the stamp of record with a very low survival rate as the Wiggins Teape paper was not originally recognised as a separate issue and was therefore not purchased by contemporary collectors. S.G. 182a, £3,750. Photoprovenance: Graham Cooper, December 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 mint and used collection on leaves from 1940-58 mint values to £1 and used values to £2 sorted by upright or inverted watermark, surcharge value mint with values to 22/- on 22/- and 35/- on 35/-; 5/- Official; 1967 set to $10 mint and used with some sideways watermark plus later issues in singles and blocks of four. A good lot, most are fine. (107)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 £3.10/- rose on Wiggins Teape chalk surfaced paper, showing watermark inverted, unmounted mint; tiny inclusion on top frameline, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 209w, £4,000. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, December 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

New ZealandAirmails1931 (19 Jan.) Gisborne - Hastings flight cover with special illustrated cachet in turquoise and bearing Hastings to Gisborne label with "Airways" corrected to "Airlines", K.G.V 1d. Admiral cancelled by Gisborne c.d.s., signed by "G B Bolt", the reverse with the 6d. Hastings to Gisborne label with the similar correction. Francis Field handstamp. These labels are very scarce. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

New ZealandAirmailsAn extensive collection written-up in eight large volumes from 1930 which includes a good number of photographs and postcards of mail planes, signatures of first flights and other early flights, signatures of Allan, Bolt, Kingsford Smith, Lett, M/cGregor and Ulm, rare Napier earthquake cover, Smiling Boy pair on cover with the set of airmail stamps and 1d. with airmail stamps on first acceptance to England, various other special flights with cachets bearing air mail stamps, first flights bearing Trans-Tasman air stamps (6), 1938 Pigeongram, Calpurnia crash covers (3), Air S...

New ZealandPigeongramsAn attractive collection on leaves with 1898 1/- unused and used, 1899 second issue 1/- unused, fourth issue 1/- unused and used plus an example used on complete flimsy dated 1903 (15 Dec.), sixth issue mint single and block of four, triangular 6d. mint (4) and used, 1/- mint (3) and used (2) plus used on flimsy (tone spots) and unused flimsy. A very good lot with high catalogue valueSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Newfoundland1937 Coronation 7c. bright ultramarine, line perforated 13½ x 14, lightly mounted mint; one of only two examples known. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). S.G. 259 var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Newfoundland1937 Coronation 14c. black, comb perforated 13, lightly mounted mint; fine and very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (2003). S.G. 262c, £28,000, Unitrade 238b. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Niger Coast1894 (1 Jan.) group of three complete sheets of sixty comprising 2nd printing perf. 13½-14 ½d. vermilion (blocks of twenty-four and thirty-six), 3rd printing ½d. vermilion and 1st printing perf. 13½-14 2d. green; all complete with full selvedge and original gum. S.G. 45a, 47d, £2,280+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Nigeria1914-53 mint collection on Scott pages including 1914-29 MCA part set to 10/- with shades including 5/- (2) and 10/- (3), 1921-32 Script set to 10/-, 1935 Silver Jubilees, 1936 set to £1, 1938-52 set to 5/-, 1937 Silver Wedding set, 1953 set to £1, Postage Dues etc.; fine with plenty unmounted. S.G. cat value £800+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Nigeria1914-29 MCA £1 purple and black on red, horizontal pair from the upper right corner of the sheet with plate number '8' and current number '0343'; fine unmounted mint, a scarce positional multiple. Sergio Sismondo Certificate (2009). S.G. 12a, £450+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Nigeria1938-51 complete group of thirty-one to 5/- in blocks of four, including perf. varieties and shades, many of the blocks with imprint or plate number; a wonderful unmounted mint group. S.G. 49-59c, £1,600+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Norfolk Island1947-59 1d. bright violet lower left corner block of four with imprint, variety imperforate between stamps and margin at left, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2a var., CW2a, unpriced. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Norfolk Island1947-59 prepared but not issued, perf 11 1/- slate-green with margin at top, fine unmounted mint. Photoprovenance:Graham Cooper, 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

North Borneo1894 8c. Waterlow sample stamp sheetlet of nine, each overprinted 'waterlow & sons ltd./ specimen' diagonally and with a small security punch hole in each; without gum as producedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

North Borneo1916 (Feb.) 10c. on 12c. black and deep blue, a block of fifteen from the left of the sheet, variety inverted 's' [2/5], large part original gum, fine. S.G. 189, 189a, £1,040+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Northern Nigeria1900-12 sets overprinted "specimen" affixed to piece of archival paper entitled 'Nigerie du Nord' from the Tunisian Postal Authority; fine and fresh, lightly hinged to pageSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Nigeria1900-12 mint collection on Scott pages comprising 1901-02 set to 10/-, 1902 set to 10/-, 1905 part set to 1/-, 1910-11 part set to 2/6d. and 1912 set to £1; generally fine mint. 1900 10/- with Sismondo cert. and 1912 £1 with BPA cert. S.G. cat value £1,100Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Northern Rhodesia1929 (Feb.) Rhodesian Congo Border Concession Ltd, Ndola imprint envelope (229x102mm.) to Duly & Co. at Bulawayo and carried by the R.A.F. during the Railway Strike on the copper belt, bearing 1925 2d. yellow-brown with large part Ndola datestamp and with manuscript "r.a.f" on reverse. Rare with less than one dozen of these flight covers believed to exist. See articles in The Rhodesian Philatelist, January 2005 and the RSCJ 217, December 2005. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1941 (22 Feb.) envelope from Kitwe to a member of the 1st. Rhodesian Regiment at Nairobi, bearing 1938-52 1½d. carmine-red horizontal pair, the left-hand stamp showing tick bird flaw and 1d. chocolate, all neatly cancelled by machine datestamp; the normal in the pair with a little foxing, otherwise fine. A great rarity on cover with only three examples believed recorded. S.G. 29b. Photoprovenance:Nevillle Polakow, April 2015Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue½d. bright-violet, variety value omitted, unmounted mint; fine. S.G. 75a, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue½d. bright-violet, variety orange (eagle) omitted, fine unmounted mint, extremely rare, this being only the second example we have offered (the first sold in 2018 for £4,500). S.G. 75b. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue3d. yellow, 6d. light olive-green and 9d. yellow-brown, all variety value omitted, the 9d. a corner marginal example, corner bend in the margin only; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 78a, 80a, 81a, £1,820Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue3d. yellow, variety value and orange (eagle) omitted, neatly cancelled with machine wavy lines; fine and rare. S.G. 78b, £1,000. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue3d. yellow marginal strip of three from the right of the sheet showing double impression of eagle at the foot of each stamp over "northern"; the right-hand stamp with a flat gum patch, the other two unmounted mint, offered with a Plate 1B block of six for comparison. A great rarity. S.G. 78c, £13,500. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue3d. yellow upper left corner block of sixteen (4x4) with variety orange (Eagle) omitted, superb unmounted mint and the second largest multiple after the lower left corner block of twenty-four. Unlike the block of twenty-four offered in the Neville Polakow auction, in which the first stamps in rows 8, 9 and 10 show varying traces of orange in the lower part of the shield, the block here shows absolutely no trace of any orange in the shield. A superb and highly important showpiece multiple of this rare variety. S.G. 78d, £19,200++. PhotoNote: The two blocks...

(x) Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue20/- blue Plate 1A lower right corner block of nine, variety value omitted, fine unmounted mint. A superb and very rare plate block, being one of only three possible. S.G. 88a, £11,700+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms Issue20/- blue, variety value omitted, from the upper-right corner of the sheet; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 88a, £1,300. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Northern Rhodesia1963 Arms IssueA mint group with some varieties including 1d. pair with misperforation, 2d. block of nine with Dr. Blade flaw affecting last row of three, 3d. marginal block of four with value misplaced, 3d. corner block of four with misplaced orange (eagle), 1/3d. with value misplaced, 20/- mint marginal example etc., a fine and mint fresh groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Orange Free State1900 V.R.I. 6d. on 6d. bright carmine irregular block of forty-five from the lower left corner of the sheet with selvedge on three sides and with plate number '2', showing setting varieties including no stop after 'v' [10/3] and smaller varieties including nick in loop of 'r', no left serif to 'v' etc., a fine and attractive mint multiple with detailed write-up and notes on an album page. S.G. 108, 108a, £2,500+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) PakistanBahawalpur1947 Crescent Moon and Star overprint part set of thirteen to 1r. (no 14a.), each value in an unmounted mint block of four; fine and rare multiples. S.G. 1-12, 14, £2,700+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) PakistanBahawalpur1947 Crescent Moon and Star overprint 1r. grey and red-brown, used on cover with State crest on reverse sent to Mister Robert Cole in Baghdad-ul-Jadid, tied by 'sadiq gahr/ bahawalpur' c.d.s., endorsed 'his highness' office/ s.g. palace.' and 'secret/urgent' at upper left, small Royal handstamp with cypher on face and reverse in purple; fine and rare. S.G. 14. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Pakistan - Bahawalpur1948-50 Overprint group of covers (7) including 1948 (29 Jan.) OHHS envelope (fractionally truncated on one side) from Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to Sydney bearing, on reverse, Official ½a. and 1½a. (4) cancelled with double-ring d.s. and with registration label alongside arrival c.d.s., 1948 (5 Feb.) 1½a. envelope (opened-out) registered from Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to Lahore showing registration label on face and bearing, on reverse, India 2a. and Pakistan 1a. cancelled with double-ring d.s., 1948 (6 May) envelope registered from Baghdad-Ul-Jadid to Australia, bearing Official ½a....

(x) Pakistan - Guadur - The Pakistan Administration1949 (7 Jan.) envelope registered to the British Consulate, Muscat bearing 1948 Independence 1r. scarlet neatly cancelled by double-ring datestamp, Karachi (9-23.2) and arrival (12.3) c.d.s. on reverse. Rare with only six examples of this stamp recorded for postal purposes. Photoprovenance:Alan Parsons, Spink China, October 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageAustralian ColoniesA small group of underpaid covers with 1866 9d. franked envelope from London to Queensland with unframed "deficient postage 1d./fine ____ 6d.} 7d." in black; 1881 1d. franked envelope to Western Australia with unframed Deficient Postage handstamp with "5" and "6" manuscript insertions; 1884 envelope from South Australia to Cornwall bearing 6d. blue tied by Adelaide duplex with unframed Deficient Postage handstamp with "6" and "6" manuscript insertions with handstruck "1/-" alongside; condition is variable. (3 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer...

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageAustralian ColoniesNew South Wales: 1871-85 a group of underpaid covers with 1871 envelope to London bearing Diadem 6d. tied by Sydney duplex and bearing a good strike of unframed "deficient postage 6/fine .... 6} 1/-" in black with manuscript "1/-" alongside; 1883 envelope to Liverpool bearing sideface 6d. tied by "249" numeral, a fine strike of the unframed "deficient postage 2d/fine --- 6d.} 8d" with large "8d" struck in black (some tone spotting); 1884 envelope to London bearing 2d. and 6d. tied by Sydney N.S.W. duplex, a good strike of "deficient postage 4d...

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageAustralian ColoniesVictoria: 1863-89 a group of underpaid covers with envelopes from G.B., 1873 9d. franking from Birmingham to Ballarat East Bearing a fine strike of unframed "deficient postage 1d./fine ___ 6d.} 7d.", 1885 Penny Pink envelope and 1888 envelope bearing Jubilee 6d., both to Melbourne bearing the boxed deficient postage handstamps in purple for 11d. and 1/-; also 1865 envelope from Melbourne bearing three-colour 9d. franking with circular "more/to/pay" and unframed "Deficient Postage/Fine ____" in blue with manuscript "1" and "6" with large ink "7...

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageCanada1869-72 two envelopes from London to Montreal "Cork pr Russia" bearing 6d. and "via Queenstown" bearing 1d. (3), both bear good to fine strikes of boxed "excs/oz/deficient postage/british share of fine" with manuscript "1" and "3" then "1" and "1½" respectively, the second envelope with additional unframed "insufficiently/stamped" and "1d". A good pair of covers (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageCape of Good Hope1863-74 four underpaid covers from G.B. with two 6d. franked envelopes bearing unframed "deficient postage 6d./half-fine 6d.} 1/-" struck in black, 1872 1/- franked cover bearing a similar handstamp but with manuscript insertion for "1/-" and "6"; 1874 envelope bearing 1/- from Devonport bearing boxed "excd/oz/deficient postage/british share of fine" with manuscript insertion of "1/-" and "6"; a couple with folding creases. (4 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageCeylon1870 (6 Jan.) neat envelope to Colombo bearing 1867-80 6d. tied by "35" numeral bearing a fine strike of boxed "deficient postage 3d./fine ____ 9d.}" with "s1/=" alongside with Colombo arrival (7.2) below, the reverse with Seaton despatch and London transit c.d.s. A fresh coverSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageEurope1867-69 with Penny Pink envelope to Antwerp and 3d. franked cover to Rotterdam, both with unframed "deficient postage/fine ___ " with manuscript insertions, the latter additional stamped "insufficiently/stamped". (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageJamaica1876 (16 Aug.) envelope to Post Maria bearing 1873-80 1/- tied by barred oval and showing a good strike of the boxed "excs/oz/deficient postage __ /british share of fine " with manuscript "½" for weight, "1/-" and "6d" for the postage due, with manuscript "1/6" changed to "2/-", despatch and arrival (7.9) c.d.s. on the reverse; light soiling. Also 1866 cover front to Liverpool bearing 1/- brown tied by numeral with circular "more/to/pay" and a light strike of boxed "short paid/fine" with manuscript "1/-" and "6"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For m...

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageMalta1865-67under paid covers to Malta "Via Marseilles" with 1865 6d. franking tied by Swansea duplex and 1867 bearing 10d. red-brown tied by Glasgow c.d.s.,, showing the unframed Deficient Postage handstamps, one with a printed charge for 1/- and one with manuscript insertion for 8d. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageMauritius1866 (6 Jan.) envelope to Lewellyn "By French Mail packet from Marseilles" bearing 8d. franking tied by light numeral cancellations and showing a good strike of boxed "excg/oz./deficient postage /british share of fine" handstamps with manuscript insertion of "2" and "3" and a fine strike of Mauritius handstruck "8d./to pay" struck in blue; the reverse with Celbridge despatch. London and Mauritius (25.2) c.d.s,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageNewfoundland1873-74 envelopes to England, the first bearing 1868-73 6c. rose, the second with 1868-73 3c. blue pair, both with light strikes of unframed "deficient postage/fine" with manuscript insertions of "3" and "1½" with manuscript "4½" and "6" respectively; some minor ageing. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageNew Zealand1870-89 a group of underpaid covers with examples from U.K. showing a range if tax handstamps including "insufficiently/prepaid" with manuscript "6d/fine 6"; handstruck deficient postage 1/- (2), boxed "insufficiently prepaid/fine" with manuscript insertion, unframed Deficient Postage/Fine with manuscript insertion, 1879 and 1888 6d. franked covers form New Zealand to London or Dublin showing two different types of Deficient Postage/Fine charging 1/-; condition is a little variable. (7 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information...

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageTrinidad1863-72 covers from London to Trinidad bearing 6d. and 1/- frankings bearing the unframed and framed deficient postage, the first printed for 1/- , the second with manuscript "11" and "6" with total postage due rates of "1/6" and "1/11" in blue crayon; the first cover creased through the adhesive. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Postal HistoryDeficient PostageYokohama (British Post Office)1873 (26 May) blue envelope to Jeddo (Tokyo) "via Brindisi" bearing G.B. 1873-80 3d. rose and 1/- green tied by "611" numerals and bearing the boxed "excg/oz/deficient postage/british share of fine" with manuscript "½" for weight. "1/3" and "6" with manuscript "1/9", boxed "colonies share of fine" with manuscript "6" and, in large ink figures "2/3"; the reverse (small part flap missing) with Ringwood despatch. a god strike of the type 2 "singapore to hong kong" marine sorter, Hong Kong (4.7) and blue British post office Yokohama (15....

(x) Rhodesia1892-93 £5 sage-green and £10 brown, offered with 1898-1908 £5 deep blue and £10 lilac; all unused without gum though of fresh colour and fine appearance for these difficult high values. S.G. 12, 13, 92, 93. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Rhodesia1892-93 £5 sage-green and £10 brown, offered with 1898-1908 £5 deep blue and £10 lilac; all unused without gum though of fresh colour and fine appearance for these difficult high values. S.G. 12, 13, 92, 93. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Samoa1886-1900 Palm Trees and Mlietoa, a collection on Hagner pages, unused and used with some blocks, bisects (2) on piece, surcharges, some positional varieties, double perfs. and others. Also 1877-80 Express, a collection on seven Hagner pages with unused and used, reprints including 1d. sheet of forty and a few forgeries. (264)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Samoa1914-32 a collection of overprints on stamps of New Zealand with Postal Fiscal values to 10/- and £1 mint, K.E.VII values to 1/- mint and used, K.G.V Admirals and Arms with values to 10/-, Victory and Native Hut unused and used plus some others. (145)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

SamoaA collection in large stockbook with issues from 1935 to 2004 which includes various Arms types with 1955 to £2 mint, definitive sets with 1967, 1972, 1978 and 1983, a good run of commemorative sets mint with some additional used, also miniature sheets and some better recent items. A clean lot. Stated to cat. approx £1500Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Sarawak1934-50 group of mint sets mainly in blocks of four comprising 1934-41 set of twenty-six (1c. to $1 each value in imprint blocks of four and $2 to $10 each in an imprint horizontal pair), 1945 B.M.A. overprint set of twenty in imprint blocks of four and 1950 Script set of fifteen to $5 in imprint blocks of four; all lightly hinged to album pages; fine and fresh mint. S.G. 106-145, 171-185, £3,300+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Seychelles1952 25c. vermilion and 2r.25c. brown olive, both in marginal blocks of four and both showing variety St. Edward's Crown, the 25c. with the crown showing partly in the margin and on the lower right stamp of the 2r.25c. block; the 25c. with some light tone spots and diagonal gum crease, the other block very fine and mounted in the selvedge only. S.G. 164b, 170b, £2,050provenance:Graham Cooper, December 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Sierra Leone1938-44 Script set of sixteen to £1, each value in an unmounted mint block of four; fine. S.G. 188-200, £600+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Somaliland Field ForceFirst Expedition1901 (6 Apr.) envelope to Cheshire from the Thorp correspondence bearing India 1a. purple tied by large "B" in barred circle of Berbera, the reverse with Berbera despatch c.d.s., Aden (7.4) and Macclesfield (20.4) arrival c.d.s.; there is a light vertical bend. A good early cover. PhotoSent by Lieut. H.W.B. Thorp of the King's Own Light Infantry. He was one of the two officers of the camel-mounted Maxim detachment. At this time the troops were gathering, prior to the expedition and special postal services had not been organisedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’...

Somaliland Field ForceFirst Expedition1901 (28 June) Thorp envelope to Macclesfield (addressed in pencil) bearing India 1a. purple tied by large "B" in barred circle with Stafford Station (15.7) transit c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with Berbera, Aden (29.6) and Macclesfield (15.7) c.d.s.; vertical folding crease and some light soilingAt this time the column was near SheikhSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFirst Expedition1901 (13 July) stampless Thorp letter to Macclesfield with manuscript, "On Active Service no stamps available" with large "T" in circle, boxed "postage due/ annas" and "2d/fb/b" applied in London, the reverse with Berbera, Aden (29.7) and Macclesfield (5.8) c.d.s. With the original letter to his mother headed "Bohotle, Somaliland; Monday night 8 July 1901" and includes, "... we are now in Zareba at Bohotle where we were from 20 to 24 June. We left Kourmis on 6th July ... I had a lot of hard marching while at Kourmis, after karias & we captured a lot of...

Somaliland Field ForceSecond Expedition1902 (17 Mar.) British 1d. postal stationery card to Dover, the value has been boxed off in blue crayon (as not valid) and bears Berbera despatch c.d.s., large "T" in circle, boxed "postage due/ annas" and "1d/i.s./a." applied in London with Aden (22.3) c.d.s. Some light age faults. The message from the Somali Field Force reads, "There are no stamps in this country, but we expect an issue shortly..." and was sent by Lieut. J.R. Welland. A good card from the small second expeditionprovenance:Christie's Robson Lowe auction, June 1996 Lieut. Welland serv...

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1902 (15 Dec.) Thorp envelope to Macclesfield bearing Q.V. 1a. tied by large "B" in barred circle, the reverse bearing Berbera despatch c.d.s., Aden (18.12) and Macclesfield arrival (29.12). Also 1903 (5 Mar.) another cover from the same correspondence bearing India K.E.VII 1a. cancelled by a partial strike of "B" in barred circle, the reverse with Berbera and Aden (7.3) c.d.s. Two covers sent through the civilian post. (2 covers). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (9 Jan) stampless envelope to Wisbech marked, "No stamps Somali F F Cd Paris" bearing "T" in circle and boxed "postage due/ annas" and G.B. "1d./i.s./o.", the reverse with Berbera despatch, Aden (10.1) and Wisbech (29.1) c.d.s.; some light spoiling, scarce. PhotoLieut. A.L. Paris served in the 1st Sappers and Miners. This cover was sent before the Base Office was fully functioningSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (7 Feb.) 1a. Soldier's and Seamen's Envelope to Krugersdorp, South Africa, sent by Gunner Arkley of the Burgher Contingent, cancelled by Base Office Obbia c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (12.2) and part arrival c.d.s. (a part of the flap is missing); a heavy vertical crease and soiled. Printed handstamp of the commanding officer. A good cover from this South African contingentThe Burgher Contingent was raised in the first fortnight of January 1903 to swell the size of the force. It had a strength of 109, consisting of 3 British officers and 9 British...

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (9 Apr.) envelope to Lady Palmer in London with the notation, "Field Service Bearing, no stamps available" and "P.W. Harding Major, Cmdr P.M.I. Somaliland F.F." (Punjab Mounted Infantry) and in the upper corner "One anna stamps affixed" and initialled. The reverse with pair of India Q.V. ½a. tied by Base Office Obbia and part London c.d.s. The flap is missing and soiled. an interesting cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (26 Apr.) envelope to Aberdeen marked "On Active Service in Somaliland No stamps available" and bearing, on the reverse, pair of India Q.V. ½a. tied by good strikes of Base Office Obbia c.d.s. (30.4), indistinct Aden and arrival (15.5) c.d.s. Sent by Lieut J.D. Hopkinson on the 2nd King's African Rifles. Ex Milo Rowell. PhotoAt this time the 2nd Battlion King's Africa Rifles was part of the garrison at Galadi Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (30 Apr.) envelope to London marked "On active service, no stamps available" bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by Base Office Obbia c.d.s. and showing, on the reverse, Aden (2.5) and arrival (15.5) c.d.s. Believed to have been sent by Capt. H.M. Lenox-Conyngham of the Army Veterinary Department. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (2 May) envelope to Chicago "Via Aden" bearing India Q.V. ½a. green with K.E.VII 1a. red pair cancelled by large "B" in barred circle; the flap with the insignia of the First Bombay (1st Duke of Connaught's Own Bombay Lancers), light strikes of Berbera and Aden (4.3) c.d.s.; horizontal crease Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (7 May) envelope to Admiral Pollard, Norwich marked "Bohotle May 3rd 03, Recd May 25th, All well" bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (8.5) and Norwich (23.5) c.d.s. Sent by Capt. J.H.W. Pollard of the Royal Scots FusiliersSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (3 June) envelope to Brighton bearing British Somaliland K.E.VII 1a. pair tied by indistinct Base office c.d.s.; the flap with the crest of the 2nd Sikh Infantry with Base Office Berbera (11.6), Aden (13.6) and Brighton (26.6) c.d.s.; the envelope has been slightly reduced at right and soiled. Manuscript date of letter on the front and initialled "AE" in the corner (Major Eustace)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (5 June) long blue envelope registered to the Postmaster General Punjab "Insured for Rps 500/- five hundred only" with boxed Base Office Berbera registration handstamp at foot, the reverse with India 27a. franking tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s. with Lahore (14.6) and Chagramaid (15.6) c.d.s. Sent "from C. Wynch, Supt Posts, Somaliland Field Force". There are two vertical creases and some soiling. Scarce insured mail. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (12 June) long Thorp envelope sent "Letter Post" to Macclesfield bearing India Q.V. ½a. and 1a. plus K.E.VII ½a. (2) and 1a. (2) tied by Base office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden and Macclesfield (27.6) c.d.s. along with red wax seal. An unusual 4½a. franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird Expedition1903 (May-June) a series of twelve letters written by Major J.A. Houison-Crauford to his sister in Ayr, each is with its original envelope with 1a. frankings. The correspondence begin in India where he was extra-regimentally employed in a staff appointment. Much of his work at this time was concerned with the embarkation and disembarkation of troops1903 (23 Jan.) letter from Bombay. The contents state that he is still uncertain whether or not he will be going to Somaliland.1903 (30 Jan.) letter from Bombay. The contents state that he has heard nothing abo...

Somaliland Field ForceThird ExpeditionF.P.O. 44 (Wargallo): 1903 (7 Mar.) 1a. Soldier's and Seamen's envelope to Cheltenham bearing a fine strike of the type D5 c.d.s. with month before date, the reverse with Base Office Obbia (12.3), Aden (19.3) and Cheltenham (29.3) c.d.s. Sent by Lieut. H.W. Peebles, reserve of Officers. Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceThird ExpeditionF.P.O. 44 (Galkayu): 1903 (28 May) envelope to Exeter marked "S.F.F. No stamps available" bearing, on the reverse "f.p.o. no 44" type D6 c.d.s., a pair of India Q.V. ½a. tied by neat Base Office Berbera (4.6) c.d.s., Aden (6.6) c.d.s.; some light wrinkling. Sent by Capt. J. Hayes-Sadler of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Scarce. Photoprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth Expedition1903 (18 July) envelope and letter from R.I.M.S. 'Hardinge' to Bombay bearing British Somaliland 1a. tied by Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (19.7) and Sea Post Office c.d.s. The letter from Lieut. Bruce C. March includes, " we are having beastly hot weather but as we have got electric fans we cannot grumble. We have just got 100 sick on board and expect another 150 in a few days ...". Also with a picture postcard of this hospital ship,Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth Expedition1903 (5 Sept.) Post Office Memorandum bearing British Somaliland ½a. to 5r. set of thirteen in horizontal pairs (½a. is K.E.VII) cancelled/tied by Berbera c.d.s.; addressed to Lt. Hopkinson, 2nd K.A.R.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (15 Sept.) envelope to London bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (17.9) c.d.s., sent by Dental Surgeon J.K. Clark; also 1903 (4 Nov.) a similar envelope from the same correspondence bearing 1a. tied by a good strike of the Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (5.11) and Brixton (14.11) c.d.s. Some creasing and soiling. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (3 Oct.) neat envelope to Lady Barkly in London bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a light strike of Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with Aden (5.10) transit. Fine. Sent by Capt. E.G.W. Pratt of the Russells Light InfantryAnne Maria Barkly, Lady Barkly (née Pratt; 1837–1932) was a British botanist active in the flora of Mauritius and South Africa.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (3 Nov.) printed envelope registered to Switzerland bearing India Q.V. ½a. (3) and 1a. (3) tied by strikes of Base Office Berbera c.d.s. (without year date) and showing boxed "base office/berbera" registration handstamp, the reverse bearing Aden registered (5.11) and Moudon (14.11) arrival c.d.s. A scarce registered cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (Nov.) envelope (flap missing) to Punjab, India bearing British Somaliland 2a. uncancelled with "o" applied on three sides (to indicate the stamp not valid for postage) with handstruck "T" and circular "overland postage/due/as", the reverse with Base Office Berbera, Bombay (5.12) and part Ferozepore arrival c.d.s.. Sent by Major Mullins who had written, "Please retain the empty cover for reference" and "When full enquiry has been made regarding charge, please return both ... envelopes". An interesting cover which indicates some of the fru...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (30 Nov.) envelope to London marked "From sapper J.L. Molland, Tele Section R.E., Somaliland" bearing Somaliland Q.V. ½a. and 1a. pair cancelled by dumb obliteration, with unframed "T" deleted by the same obliterator, the reverse with Base Office Berbera, Aden (3.12) and Wandsworth (17.12) arrival c.d.s. Unusual. Photoprovenance:Christie's auction, June 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (6 Dec.) opened-out envelope to London bearing uncancelled Somaliland K.E.VII 1a. with unframed "T" and London "2d./f.b." handstamp, the reverse with Base Office Berbera despatch and Aden (8.12) c.d.s. and the crest of the Duke of Connaught First Bombay Lancers; the envelope with small piece missing top leftprovenance:John Inglefield-Watson, October 2007Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1904 (18 Jan.) envelope to Edinburgh bearing uncancelled Somaliland K.E.VII ½a. and 1a. with unframed "T" and British "1d./i.s./f." handstamps and marked "Sgt, Eade Somali Field Force", the reverse with Base Office Berbera, Aden (20.1) and Edinburgh (31.1) c.d.s.`Sargeant Eade was a member of the Hampshire RegimentSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1904 (13 Jan.) envelope to Sall Manor House, Reepham, Norfolk bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by neat strikes of Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with faint Aden (14.1) and Norwich (23.1) c.d.s. Thought to have been sent by Sgt. W.A. Wood, an assistant inspector of the military veterinary departmentSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1904 (16 Feb.) double weight envelope registered to London bearing India K.E.VII ½a. (7, five on reverse, one has fallen off) tied by type R2 Base Office Berbera registered c.d.s. with the boxed registered handstamp below, the reverse with Aden (17.2) and London registered (27.2) datestamps and red wax seals. Vertical fold and light soiling. Sent by Lieut. Colonel J.W. Rodgers on the Indian Army Medical Service. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1904 (20 Mar.) envelope and letter from Major General Sir Charles Egerton written in Berbera, addressed to Portsmouth and bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by Base Office Berbera (22.3) with "IA" for "MA" and Aden c.d.s. (23.3) on reverse. The long letter gives some interesting details of his situation. A good letter from the future commander of the forceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1903 (23 Apr.) Soldier's and Seamen's Envelope to Plymouth cancelled by Base Office Obbia c.d.s. with Aden (26.3) and Plymouth (9.5) backstamps; also 1904 (14 June) 1a. on 2½a. stationery envelope from the Postal Officer to London cancelled by Base Office Berbera c.d.s. with Aden (15.6) and London (27.6) backstamps. Creasing and soiling. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase Office1904 (20 May) envelope registered to Peterborough marked, "Sgt. Eade, Somaliland" bearing British Somaliland 1r. tied by Berbera c.d.s. with boxed "R/berbera" handstamp at left, the reverse with Peterborough registered arrival datestamp (31.5). An unusual cover sent through the civilian post office. PhotoSergeant William Eade served in the 1st Hampshire RegimentSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 41Wadamago (?): 1904 (17 Feb.) long Thorp envelope to Macclesfield bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (23.2), Aden (24.2) and Macclesfield (5.3) c.d.s. A good coverSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 41Wadamago (?): 1904 (11 Mar.) envelope to London from Capt. H.F. Byrne of the York and Lancaster Regiment bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a light strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (15.3), Aden and Hornsey (26.3) c.d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 41Wadamago (?): 1904 (2 Apr.) envelope to Ashford bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a light strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (3.4), Aden (4.4) and Ashford (16.4) c.d.s., the corner with "G.A. Beazely/Capt. RE/S.F.F."Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 41Wadamago (?): 1904 (8 Apr.) 1a. on 2½a. stationery envelope to London and 1904 (18 May) a similar envelope to London, both cancelled by light strikes of the type D5 c.d.s.. and with appropriate Base Office Berbera, Aden and London c.d.s.; fair to good. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 41Hargeisa (?): 1904 (10 June) envelope to Scotland bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a fair strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with a faint strike of Base Office Berbera (11.6), Aden (16.6) and Dufftown (27.6) arrival c.d.s. A clean cover sent shortly after the P.O. moved to this locationSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 42Eil Dab (?): 1904 (9 Jan.) G.B. 1d. postal stationery envelope to Bridgwater, cancelled by large, unframed "T" (subsequently crossed through in blue crayon), the reverse with the sender's details, "Spr W.J. Cohen/Telegraphs/Field Force/Somaliland" and bearing a good strike of the very scarce type D6 F.P.O. c.d.s., Post Office Berbera (13.1), Aden (14.1) and Bridgewater arrival c.d.s. (24.1) The envelope with a vertical fold; a scarce example of this postmark. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 44Kirrit (?): 1903 (9 Apr.) Soldier's and Seamen's 1a. on 9p. envelope from the St.Croix Rose correspondence to London and redirected to Sonning, Berkshire and cancelled by a fair strike of the type D5 c.d.s. (number is not clear but the lettering distinctive) and South Kensington (4.5) c.d.s. below, the reverse with Aden (20.4) c.d.s. The envelope has repaired tears top right corner and a little soiled. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 44Kirrit (?): 1903 (6 Nov.) envelope to Bridgwater marked "From Spr. W.J. Cowan R.E./Telegraph Div/Field Force/Somaliland" bearing India K.E.VII 3p. (4) tied by good strikes of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (11.11), Aden (12.11) and Bridgwater (22.11) c.d.s.; vertical fold. A very scarce franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 44Kirrit (?): 1903 (1 Dec.) envelope (flapless) to Hertford "Somali F.F. Galadi, No stamps" and "P.A.Kenna Lt Col/Somali F.F." bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s.. the reverse with Base Office Berbera (4.12), Aden (6.12) and Hertford (19.12). This letter would have been carried by messenger to Kirrit. An important cover from one of the senior officers. PhotoThe troops under Col. Kenna reached Galadi on 15th NovemberSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyer...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 44Wadamago (?): 1904 (25 Mar.) 1a. on 2½a. postal stationery envelope to London bearing a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (28.3), Aden (30.3) and London (9..4) c.d.s.; fine and possibly the latest recorded date of this postmark. Ex. Hornal. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 45Bohotle: 1903 (11 June) 1a. on 2½a. postal stationery envelope (faults) to Dublin and 1903 (29 Nov.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope to Cheltenham. showing different types of Base Office Berbera and Aden backstamps plus H.& K. Packet or Cheltenham arrival c.d.s. Interesting with the different transit c.d.s. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 45Bohotle: 1903 (5 Aug.) India Q.V. ½a. stationery envelope to Dover, uprated with British Somaliland 1a.; the stationery is cancelled by a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the 1a. by manuscript stroke and Berbera c.d.s. (7.8) with Dover arrival (23.8) alongside; apparently redirected from Dover to Alton, Hampshire, though no redirection noted; some light creasing. An unusual combination franking from Lieut C.H. Hawkins of the 1st Hampshire Regiment. Also India registered envelope to Lieut Hawkins from Bohar Ka-Shauk to Murree Hills. (2 covers)S...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 45Halin Fort: 1904 (11 Feb.) 1a. on 2½a. postal stationery envelope to Dover cancelled by a fair strike of the type D6 c.d.s., sent by Capt. Stevens of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles and with manuscript notation, "Halin Feb 10th 04/Account of the battle/of Jidballi"; the reverse with Base Office Berbera (1.3), Aden (2.3) and Dover (12.3) c.d.s. A good coverSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 45Halin Fort: 1904 (12 Apr.) 1a. on 2½a. postal stationery envelope to Miss Castle in Kensington cancelled by a fair strike of the type D6 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (25.4), Aden (27.4) and Kensington (7.5) c.d.s. Also two Soldier's and Seamen's Envelopes from the same correspondence with 1903 (29 Apr.) cancelled by Base Office Berbera (possibly the earliest recorded date for this postmark) and 1903 (29 June) from F.P.O. 45 at Bohotle to Kensington and redirected to Notting Hill. (3 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. F...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (23 July) envelope to Lahore and redirected, bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a fair strike of the type D5 c.d.s. backstamps include Base Office Berbera (25.7) and Sea Post Office c.d.s. Sent by C. Wynch, Superintendent of Posts. Also 1903 (7 Sept.) envelope to Plymouth bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s., the reverse with a fair strike of the type D6 F.P.O. c.d.s. and appropriate transit c.d.s. and with the notation, "Active Service, no stamps available, R.W. Townsend Capt., 2/K.A. Rifles". Some faults, an...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (18 Aug.) envelope to Thornton Heath bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a light strike of the type D5 c.d.s. and sent "from Sap J.J Burfort R.E./Sheikh/Somaliland", the reverse with Base Office Berbera, Aden (20.8) and Thornton Heath (31.8) c.d.s. Ex Milo RowellSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (31 Aug.) Eade envelope to Farborough headed, "3964 Sgt. Eade 1/H.R. Somali F. Force" bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by a fine strike of the type D5 c.d.s. and showing, on the reverse, manuscript "Dubba Post 29/8/03" plus Aden (3.89) and Farnborough (13.9) c.d.s.It is thought that Dubba means box and that the mail may have been posted into a box for daily collectionSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (4 Oct.) Clark envelope to London bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (7.10), Aden (8.10) and Brixton (17.10) c.d.s.; sent by J.R. Clark, Dental Surgeon, Somaliland Field Force. Also 1903 (16 Nov.) a similar cover from the same correspondence with backstamps including London (30.11). (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (21 Nov.) a letter to South Kensington bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera and Aden (26.11) c.d.s. The letter, sent by Capt. William Dugmore of the North Staffordshire regiment. The chatty contents give a clear insight into the dislike of General Manning and includes, " .... we had a very bad time of it under Manning, but no one would have minded if it had only been successful ... on account of the absolute incompetence, lack of most elementary military knowl...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (30 Nov.) envelope to Bradford bearing British Somaliland Q.V. 2a. with K.E.VII ½a. and 1a. with blue crayon "o" beneath each (indicating the stamps were invalid for postage) and cancelled by a dumb obliterator, handstruck "T" alongside crossed through in blue crayon, the reverse with F.P.O. No.46 type D6 c.d.s., Base Office Berbera (2.12), Aden (3.12) and Bradford (19.12) c.d.s.Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (1 Dec.) large Thorp envelope to Macclesfield sent "Letter Post" bearing India K.E.VII 1a. (12) tied by type 5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (1.12) and Aden (3.12) c.d.s. A fragile cover, creased and battered, not surprising for a twelve ounce letter. Also 1903 (23 Sept.) large envelope from the same correspondence bearing pair of India Q.V. ½a. tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s. (27.9), the reverse with Aden (1.10), Crewe Station and Macclesfield (12.10) c.d.s. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. F...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1903 (12 Dec.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope uprated with Q.V. ½a. pair and K.E.VII 1a. tied by good strikes of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (16.12), Aden (17.12) and Macclesfield (27.12) c.d.s.; a few age marks. An unusual uprated cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1904 (25 Jan.) 1a. on 2½a. stationery envelope to Bombay, well cancelled by the type 5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (27.1) and Sea Post Office (31.1) c.d.s., light vertical bendSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 46Upper Sheikh: 1904 (26 Mar.) envelope to Eltham, Kent marked "Field Service No Sta(mps Available)" bearing India K.E.VII ½a. (2) tied by the type 5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (27.3), Aden (30.3) and Eltham (9.4) c.d.s. along with a printed crest. Sent by Lieut J.F. Barrington serving with the 28th Mountain Battery at a forward post and carried to Upper Sheikh for stamping. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1903 (22 Sept.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope to Edinburgh from "Sgt W. Eade 1/H.R. Somali F.F." cancelled by the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera, Aden (24.9) and Edinburgh (3.10) c.d.s.; also 1903 (23 Dec.) similar envelope from the same correspondence, similarly cancelled. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1903 (25 Oct.) illustrated envelope from Sgt. Eade to W. Street in Farnborough bearing India K.E.VII 3p. strip of four tied by fine strikes of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera (28.10), Aden (29.10) and Farnborough (8.11) c.d.s., the flap with "From Sgt W. Eade Hampshire Regiment. Somali F. Force". The illustration shows a fish holding an envelope and a postman laden with a heavy postbag. A delightful cover, especially with this unusual franking. Photoprovenance:Christie's auction, June 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buy...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1903 (11 Nov.) 1a. on 2½a. Eade cover to Edinburgh cancelled by a very fine strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with indistinct Base Office Berbera and Aden (15.11) c.d.s.; also 1903 (21.11) a similar envelope form the same correspondence with Base Office, Aden and indistinct Sorting tender (6.12) c.d.s.; minor soiling. (2 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1903 (21? Nov.) Clark envelope to London bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a light strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with Base Office Berbera and Aden (26.11) c.d.s.; also 1904 (6 Feb.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope from the same correspondence, the reverse with indistinct Base Office Berbera, Aden (11.2) and Brixton (24.2) c.d.s. and 1904 (14 Mar.) plus (21 Mar.) 1a. on 2½a. envelopes from the same correspondence but cancelled Base Office Berbera. (4 covers)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Con...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1903 (21 Dec.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope to Farnborough headed "Sgt. Eade Somali F. Force E.Afr" cancelled by a good strike of the type 5 c.d.s., the reverse bearing faint Base Office Berbera, Aden (26.12) and Farnborough (2.1) c.d.s.; light crease at leftprovenance:Christie's auction, June 1996Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1904 (25 Feb.) long blue On His Majesty's Service envelope to The Postmaster, Manchester bearing India Q.V. 1a. tied by a fine strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with good strikes of Base Office Berbera (1.5), Aden (2.5) and Manchester (12.5) c.d.s.; there is a heavy vertical crease. UnusualSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 47Burao: 1904 (11 Mar.) envelope to Lady Barkly in London bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by neat strikes of the type D5 c.d.s. and marked from "Earnest Pratt, Capt. Russells Lt. Infantry, during war in Somaliland", the reverse (flap missing) with Base Office Berbera (15.3) and Aden (16.3) c.d.s.; fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 48Eil Dab: 1903 (21 Dec.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope to Bombay cancelled by a good strike of the type D5 c.d.s., the reverse with a part strike of Base Office Berbera and Sea Post Office (27.12); a couple of light vertical folds. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 48Eil Dab: 1903 (30 Dec.) stampless Thorp envelope to Macclesfield marked "Field Service, No stamps available, H.W.B. Thorp Capt., KOYLI, Somali F.F" with unframed "T" and U.K. "1d./f.b.", the reverse bears a good strike of the type D6 F.P.O. No.46 c.d.s., part Base Office Berbera, Aden (7.1) and Macclesfield (17.1); vertical crease and some tone spotting. PhotoAt this time Eil Dab was made the advance base with a view to attacking the Mullah's force at Jidbali. It is thought that the Capt. Thorp was part of the garrison at Galadi, which was reca...

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionF.P.O. 48Hudin: 1904 (8 Feb.) Thorp envelope to Macclesfield bearing India Q.V. ½a. pair tied by good strikes of the type D5 c.d.s. bearing, on the reverse, Base Office Berbera (12.2), Aden (13.2) and Macclesfield (28.2) c.d.s. At this time F.P.O. 48 was being relocated as the Force was withdrawing from the Nogal. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

Somaliland Field ForceFourth ExpeditionBase OfficeA selection of covers and cards with 1903 (30 July) envelope to London from Capt. Dixon, sent through the civilian post with British Somaliland 1a. tied by in strokes and Berbera c.d.s.; 1904 (3 May) two picture post cards to Nottingham bearing India K.E.VII 1a. frankings; 1904 (27 Oct.) envelope to Punjab bearing India Q.V. ½a. tied by Base Office Berbera c.d.s. and 1904 (18 Nov.) 1a. on 2½a. envelope to London cancelled by Base Office Berbera c.d.s., sent by members of the temporary garrison which remained in Somaliland. Also a coloured pic...