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Displaying 16 Lots in Category - Falkland Islands
KING EDWARD VII
1902 (June 20) large stampless OHMS registered cover (290x245mm) with 'Earl Marshal's Office' imprint & oval cachet both at lower-left, faults; with the enclosed printed letter "The Earl Marshal ...encloses a Card of Admission to Their Majesties' Royal Coronation, at Westminster Abbey, on 26th June 1902, together with a Carriage Ticket and a copy of the Special Police Regulations for that day...", light stain across the face. Also included are the two admission tickets (260x214mm; one with minor corner bend) for William Grey-Wilson and his wife; the Carriage Pass; & the Police Regulations; all of which are very fine to superb. Finally, there is an invitation for Mrs Grey-Wilson to attend Court at Buckingham Palace on 13th June. A magnificent & important group. On 14th June, Edward became ill. Nine days later he had an apendectomy. The Coronation had to be postponed, and the gaggle of visiting dignitaries dispersed. The ceremony was held, with little pomp, on 9th August. Sir William Grey-Wilson was successively Governor of St Helena (1887-97), Falkland Islands (1897-1904) & Bermuda (1904-12). (Qty 7 items)
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 2d photographic essay in sepia reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a piece of card (90x113mm) variously endorsed "B", 'Nov 27th 01" and in red "See Revised/design p187", also with colour samples for the duty plate in maroon & the King's head in blue. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives and "Stanley" (1998), as is the next companion lot. [Despite these early designs, no KEVII stamps for the Falklands were issued until July 1904]
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 5/- photographic essay in sepia reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a piece of card (90x113mm) variously endorsed "D", 'Nov 27th 01" and in red "See Revised/design p187", also with colour samples for the duty plate in blue & the King's head in maroon. Superb! Ex De La Rue Archives.
1901 KEVII Proposed Designs 5/- photographic essay in red reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a a slightly larger piece of card. Ex De La Rue Archives. [This essay was adapted from the similar Queen Victoria 5/-, so it probably also dates from c.1901]
1904 KEVII ½d to 5/- SG 43-50 with all the listed shades plus an additional 1d shade & 1d with Watermark Sideways, the High Values unusually well centred, Cat £1300+. Brandon Certificates for the 1d dull coppery red SG 44d (1985) & the 2½d deep blue SG 46b (1984) as the then SG 48 & 53 respectively. (Qty 17)
1904 KEVII 1d "negative" or "intaglio" proof (with the text in black) in black reduced to stamp-size & affixed to a thin piece of buff card (52x52mm) from the printer's daybook, endorsed "Dec 29" (1903?), "60 leads" & in red "To replace plate/spoiled". Ex De La Rue Archives and "Stanley" (1998). An unusual and rare proof.
1904 KEVII 1d vermilion with the Watermark Inverted SG 44aw, excellent centring, Cat £350.
1904 KEVII 1d vermilion with the Watermark Sideways SG 44b complete sheet of 60 (6x10), unmounted, Cat £100++ (mounted).
1904 KEVII 2d imperforate plate proof single in close to the issued purple shade on crisp gummed MCA paper, very lightly mounted, Heijtz Cat £500 (see page 25). Superb!
1904 KEVII 2d purple with the Watermark Reversed SG 45ax, very lightly mounted, Cat £170.
1904 KEVII 2½d ultramarine with the Watermark Inverted SG 46aw, excellent centring, very lightly mounted, Cat £400.
1904 KEVII 5/- red SG 50, well centred, tied to 1913 Kiderlen cover to Germany by double-circle 'FALKLAND/+ ISLANDS +' cds, blue/white 'Falkland Island' [sic] registration label, minor soiling & a repaired tear at the base of the cover. A rare albeit philatelic franking.
1911 usage of formular Registration Envelope (unusual size 181x127mm) to England with scarce albeit philatelic franking of KEVII ½d pair, 1d, 2d x2, 2½d strip of 3 & 1/- all tied by double-circle 'FALKLAND/+ ISLANDS +' cds, blue/white 'Falkland Islands' registration label, minor soiling.
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1911 Cape Verde PPC to Norway with KEVII ½d yellow-green SG 43 two singles tied by double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, the Norwegian message offers Christmas greetings & was almost certainly from a Norwegian whaler.
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1912 Lawson cover to England with KEVII 2½d tied by a fine strike of the 'South Georgia' straight-line handstamp (22½x4mm) & overstruck with the double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, minor blemishes on the reverse don't detract from the very fine facial appearance, Heijtz Cat £600. [Heijtz at page 180 states that only five commercial covers - Cat £2000 - are recorded]
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1912 Lawson cover to England with OHMS header scored-through & partly obscured by KEVII 1d dull coppery red SG 44d strip of 3 paying 1d postage + 2d registration and tied by good to fine strikes of the double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, blue/white 'SOUTH GEORGIA' registration label, wax seal across the flap with a fine strike of the 'SOUTH/[crown]/GEORGIA' mailbag seal, minor blemishes and folded at either end to facilitate display, London & Liverpool backstamps. A very scarce franking. BPA Certificate (1991) as the then SG 48 states "...1d dull coppery red...is genuine; not a pronounced example of the shade".