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C of A - Postal History
1918 apparently commercial cover to Adelaide with KGV 1d red tied by 'LORD HOWE_ ISLAND/NSW' cds, a few blemishes.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Extensive mostly mint collection on stockleaves with strong sections of Bermuda including used earlies, 1875 'One/Penny' on 3d & on 1/- (reperforated) both used, KGV to 4/-, Tercentenary both sets & KGVI Pictorials; British Guiana including an attractive range of used earlies, 1913-21 to 96c (3), 1921-27 set, Centenary set, 1934-51 Pictorials & KGVI Pictorials; Grenada including used earlies, QV tête-bêche pairs, KGV to 10/- (2) & KGVI to 10/- (2); Jamaica including KGV Pictorials & KGVI Pictorials; St Kitts including Tercentenary to 2/6d & KGVI set; St Vincent 1899 Tablets to 1/-, both KEVII sets to 5/- & 1921-32 set; Turks & Caicos including Turks mostly used selection, 1900-04 3/-, KEVII & KGV sets, 'WAR TAX' Overprints (19), 1928 set to 10/- & KGVI set; others from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Honduras, Montserrat, St Lucia etc; some stray 'SPECIMEN' Overprints; condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine, high catalogue value. Inspection for shades, perfs etc will be rewarded as this is an excellent basis for expansion. (Qty 100s)
BAHAMAS: 1935 Silver Jublee 1/- Dot by Flagstaff SG 144h, hinge remainder, Cat £250.
BERMUDA: 1938-53 KGVI Keyplates 2/- (4), 2/6d (4), 5/- (3), 10/- (3, one unmounted), 12/6d (2) & £1 (3), apparently all diffferent but perfs & shades not confirmed by us. Personal assessment required. (Qty 19)
ST VINCENT: 1861-83 Selection including 4d deep blue SG 6, 1/- slate #11, 4d yellow #12 mint, 1/- indigo #13, 1/- brown #14, 6d blue-green #16, 1/- deep rose-red #17, 1/- lilac-rose #20 (with Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel Certificate), 1/- pale green #23, 1/- vermilion #24, 4d deep blue #25, 6d pale green #26, 6d bright green #30, 1/- bright vermilion #31, 1d drab #37 unused, 4d bright blue #38, 4d ultramarine #41 & 4d dull ultramarine with Watermark Reversed #41a etc, generally fine to very fine, Cat £3400+. A most attractive selection of these unusually colourful Classics. (Qty 32)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Mostly commercial covers with some better frankings & many airmails including to Australia, Hawaii, Rhodesia, Jersey, Brazil & Fiji (with aerogramme cutouts), some Postal Stationery with used Aerogrammes (4) & Registration Envelopes (4) etc, condition variable, some postmark interest. (Qty 47)
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS: 1881 Local Surcharges comprising '½' on 6d black (3, one used), '½' on 1/- lilac (2), '½' on 1d dull red, '2½' on 1/- lilac (2), '4' on 6d black & '4' on 1d dull red, condition a bit variable, unused or part-o.g. High catalogue value if all genuine but offered "as is". With Briefmarkenprüfstelle Certificates for SG 14 & SG 36 ("some insignificant thinning") (Qty 10)
ANDAMAN ISLANDS: 1913 commercial usage to England of Indian KGV ½a+2a Registration Envelope size F with KEVII ½a tied by fine 'PORT-BLAIR/12JL13' cds (as Proud #D11 but 2-digit month), small 'PORT BLAIR' h/s on registration label (on the reverse), opened-out for display, a couple of minor blemishes. [This is 2 years earlier than Proud's ERD for this type of cds. He records a 'REG' cds only from 1930. Port Blair was established in 1858 as a convict settlement for reception of prisoners from the Indian mainland. From 1909 many political prisoners were held here]
1902 commercial usage to China of PPC (Anuradhapura triptych) with Tablets 6c tied by very fine 'SLAVE ISLAND' (actually a Colombo suburb) cds, Hong Kong & Shanghai transits & superb 'TSINGTAU/KIAUTSCHOU' arrival cds. Excellent destination. Reasonable offers considered.
1934 apparently commercial cover to England with Australian KGV 2d tied by fine 'CHRISTMAS ISLAND/5AP/1934/ + ' cds, embossed '[sun/anchor]/QUIS SEPARABIT' crest on the flap, minor blemishes.
1958 commercial usage to Singapore (b/s) of Singapore QEII 10c+20c Registration Envelope with Malayan-type cds & registration label. A very scarce item: a similar item sold on ebay recently for about £480.
AEROGRAMMES: 1959 usage of Australian Territories formular type with 'AEROGRAMME/By Air Mail - Par Avion' at upper-left, to USA with QEII 2c 4c & 6c tied by #2 cds. A rare albeit philatelic usage from Christmas Island.
REGISTRATION ENVELOPES: QE 30c, the scarce 25c & 53c, all unused. Superb! (Qty 3)
1939 Indian Ocean Survey Flight per Flying Boat "Guba" carried on the return leg from Hollandia (11.5.39) to Sydney then from Australia through to the United States with stamps of Australia, Seychelles, KUT, Belgian Congo & USA all appropriately cancelled, very fine strike of the 'C.&W.LTD/12JUN39/COCOS' cds on the reverse alongside an itinerary of the outward & return flights & signed "Richard Archbold", the leader of the expedition. Rare. [Archbold was an American adventurer who owned the "Guba". It was chartered by the Australian government for the Indian Ocean flight & Archbold went along as a crew member. Kim Dwyer's similarly franked oversize cover - without the Hollandia cds or the itinerary & signature on the reverse - sold for $2300 at our auction of 24/6/2006]
1945 OAS airmail cover unusually to the United States with Ceylon 20c pair tied by 'RAFPOST 301' cds, endorsed on the flap "From 3011253 LAC Fulsher D/RAF Cocos Islands". A rare cover: Kim Dwyer stated that only three covers from RAF PO 301 with Ceylon stamps were recorded. Her example sold for $4140 at our auction of 24/6/2006. Our vendor has requested a modest estimate because the RAFPO number - while undoubted - is indistinct]
1951 (June) Qantas return flight Cocos-Australia AAMC #1273c (through to United States) with Crocodile 2/- cancelled on arrival at Sydney, superb strike of the double-circle 'C.& W.LTD/11JUN51/ COCOS' cds ties type-written 'PER QANTAS/CATALINA/VH-EBA' label to the reverse, makeshift rouletted airmail label 'R COCOS/0019' on the face. [20 covers were prepared by ER Leigh-Parkin, who also created the labels & "lightning flash" cachet on the face & applied his personal seal to wax on the flap. Kim Dwyer's similar cover - opened-out for display - sold for $3450 at our auction of 24/6/2006]
Remaindered mostly mint selection on leaves with Makea/Torea blocks of 4 to 1/-, 1901 Crown Overprint (no gum), Opts on QV Postal Fiscals 2/- Carmine Overprint SG 76b block of 4 (small faults), 1920 Pictorials plate proofs, Aitutaki & Niue blocks with a few varieties, Niue Postal Fiscals 2/- pair, 5/- x2, 10/- & £1 etc, condition variable. Ex J Edgar Williams. (Qty 200 approx)