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Displaying 1 - 20 of 219 Lots in Category - Postal History
British Africa commercial covers from Gold Coast with very different WWII censor tapes to USA with 1½d pair or to New Zealand with 1d strip of 3; Mauritius 1949 to Czechoslovakia; Rhodesia 1921 to a soldier in Egypt; Zanzibar 1954 local cover with 'NGAMBO ZANZIBAR' cds; East Africa 1910 PPC "Mengo Market" with very fine 'JINJA/U.P.' cds & 1917 registered cover from Mombasa with 6c & 12c strip of 3; Kenya & Uganda 1933 to Holland with 'LOCAL AIR FEE PAID' & superb 'PAR AVION/JUSQUA BRINDISI' h/s; and Tanganyika 1933 registered to Germany with KGV 5c & 1/- and boxed 'By Air to/Brindisi' h/s; generally fine. (Qty 9)
British Africa covers from all over the Continent with better items from Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Sudan, KUT, Zanzibar, British Cameroons, Boer War etc, lots of registered and airmail covers, some village postmarks etc, condition variable. A valuable lot. (Qty 60 approx)
British Asia covers from India including 'HALF ANNA' h/s on KGVI 9pi Postal Card, Burma, Ceylon, Hong Kong etc, also Sarawak including 1936 registered to Sweden, WWII airmail to GB & 1951 internal from 'TATAU', Aden 1940s to Kamaran Island & to Yemen, etc, condition variable. (Qty 31 items)
British Commonwealth covers with Great Britain including 1860 entire to Sicily, 1892 Crédit Lyonnais cover to Russia with Jubilee 5d perf 'CL', 1934 flight cover with Highland Airways label etc; also Ireland 1941 airmail to United States with 1/- Sword & 3d Easter Rising Opt; Cyprus including 1907 to Germany with KEVII 10pa strip of 4 & 1pi, 1917 printed matter rate to USA with ½pi only; Ascension 1929 to GB with Badge ½d x4, 1941 British India Line cover with KGVI ½d 1d 1½d & 3d, 1952 registered to South Africa with ½d 1d 1½d & 1/-; Falklands 1970s local cover to "Goose Green" with the letter; 1870 Prince Edward Island local cover with 2d rose; etc, condition variable. (Qty 26 items)
British Pacific bundle with commercial mail from Tonga, Samoa, Papua etc, philatelic usage of Tonga formular aerogramme to Samoa, airmails, registered, ship cancels etc, condition variable. (Qty 29 items)
No longer available
Collection remainders including a batch of Asian covers with strength in China including 1950 to South Africa with 'UNKNOWN/ONBEKEND' and boxed 'RETOUR' h/s, inwards to China WWII censored covers from Japan x2 and 1950s PPCs (some addressed to Hong Kong) from various origins, 1940s-50s FDCs & commemorative covers, 1977 Commonwealth Collection of Jubilee FDCs; then stamps including Hong Kong KGVI-QEII & an array of world stamps on stocksheets. (Qty 100s)
Consignment remainders including GB with attractive selection of revenues including QV Customs Duty £1, Audit £2 pair & £5, Australia Postage Dues to 5/-, Postal Stationery cut-outs, Customs Duty revenues to 1/-, WWII Motor Spirit ration tickets, New Zealand covers, PNG collection to 1983 mostly unmounted including 1952 Pictorials, etc. Condition variable. (Qty 100s)
Covers from Australia & Australian Colonies including Victoria 1856 to Sydney with Imperf 6d Woodblock, Qld 1904 with 'REGISTERED/BARCALDINE' h/s, 1896 Tasmania to India stampless OPSO cover with 'TASMANIA/OFFICIAL/PAID' cachet, 1914 to San Francisco with Roos ½d & 1d pair redirected & re-cancelled with Panama-Pacific Expo slogan cancel, 1926 4½d Registration Envelope with red Launceston registration label, 1930 Papua to New Zealand flight cover with Papua/Australia combination franking, 1941 Forces cover with 'HQRS 5TH BATTALION/GIPPS ST RICHMOND E.1' cachet, etc, condition variable. (Qty 28 items)
Inwards commercial mail to Australia including 1925 PPC from the former Danish West Indies (faults), 1911 PPC from Spain, 1936 German Winter Olympics uprated Postal Card, airmails including GB 1950 wrapper with KGVI 10d, 1941 Hong Kong endorsed "via Rangoon", 1949 from Switzerland at 7fr65c rate, 1951 from Iran etc, condition a bit mixed. Handy lot. (Qty 15)
THEMATICS & SUBJECTS
Three pages of shipboard and paquebot cancellations on stamps from China, Japan, Papua, German New Guinea, New Zealand, Tonga, New Hebrides etc. Better items include complete strikes of the rare straight-line 'SS HOUTMAN', 'SS Morinda' & 'MOTAU' and part-'[SS KULA]MBANGRA', a superb strike of the 'SHIP/LETTER'-in-circle used aboard "SS Papuan Chief", fair to fine 'KuK MARINE DETACHMENT/PEKING' cds (3, non-maritime) and very fine strike of the rare 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/JALUIT-/LINIE/ b ' cds in violet, mostly fine to very fine strikes. (Qty 39 items)
Range of mainly modern philatelic covers but with some better items including Japan 1894 front to Sydney with Coronation commems, 1897 10c Postal Card from Cambodia to Sydney, 1899 5k Postal Card from Russia to Sydney, 1900 philatelic cover Samoa to Germany with 'NZ MARINE PO/RMS MARIPOSA'; cds, Hong Kong 1909 PPC to Portugal with 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No 8' d/s, Tonga 1928 cover to the passing ship TSS "Tofua" with 1d pair cancelled with 'NIUAFOOU'-in-bars cancel, 1931 large-part cover with US 2c tied by 'CHICHIBU-MARU/IJ SEAPOST' cds, two covers with oval Dutch ship cancels, etc, also some PPCs of ships, condition variable. (Qty 66 items)
AUSTRALIA: Useful group including 1891 late pre-UPU 1/- rate from NSW to Denmark, 1899 Victorian Postal Card to Indo-China, 1933 & 1934 covers to USA both with 'POSTED SHIP SIDE/SYDNEY' cds, philatelic cover with 3d Kookaburra tied by 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER' h/s of Melbourne, 1920s five covers to the same person in London endorsed per different ships + PPCs of four of the ships, 1958 & 1963 covers with different Thursday Island paquebot h/s or cds, etc. (Qty 21 items)
CHINA - FOREIGN POST OFFICES: 1900 Boxer Rebellion German Marine Schiffspost No 28 (2) & No 50 plus PPC with 5pf & faint regimental cachet, 1911 & 1912 Norddeutscher Lloyd PPCs (2) with 'China' Overprints, 1915 registered cover from 'TSINGHAIWEI' to USA per "SS Wang Chin Chai" with 'MOUKDEN' transit & US '.../SUPPOSED LIABLE TO/CUSTOMS DUTY/...' label affixed to reverse, and 1938 to USA with China 25c tied by Vancouver Paquebot slogan cancel, etc. (Qty 12)
FIJI: 1927 Oceanic Steamship Co (illustrated logo on flap) to United States via Sydney where KGV 3d cancelled with cds & with double-oval 'LOOSE SHIP/LETTER' alongside; and 1932 to Auckland with KGV 1d & 2d tied by 'MARINE POST OFFICE/...RMS NIAGARA' cds. (Qty 2)
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS: 1933 cover to Philippines with NZ 1d Admiral tied by 'FANNING ISLAND/NZ' cds, typed "Per Commercial Pacific Cable Co/SS Dickenson to Honolulu".
HAWAII: 1906 usage of USA 5c Lincoln Envelope to Samoa with typed "Str Sierra", superb 'PACKET BOAT.' h/s (Hosking #1679; rated C) of Honolulu where duplex cancel also applied, 'APIA/(SAMOA)' arrival b/s. [See also Lots 57 and 58]
HAWAII: 1929 commercial cover to GB with Australia 1½d x2 tied by 'HONOLULU HAWAII/PAQUET BOAT' (error) cds (Hosking #1684; rated D), twice redirected within GB.