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AUSTRALIAN: 1911 commercial cover endorsed "No 2/Letter", to Sydney with Tasmanian 1d tied by one of two superb strikes - one on the reverse - of the 'LOOSE SHIPS LETTER/POSTED AT/MACQUARIE ISLAND/[penguin]/ S.Y. AURORA/A.A.E.' cachet, superb 'HOBART/21DE11/TASMANIA' transit cds, damp-spotting. [The sender was Expedition member Charles Francis Laseron, a naturalist & taxidermist. He was awarded the Polar Medal for his book "South with Mawson". In later life he was an auctioneer of stamps & coins]ÞÞThe "Aurora" departed Hobart on 2/12/1911. She was accompanied as far as Macquarie Island by the supply ship SS "Toroa", on which this cover was carried back to Hobart. [Kevin Dwyer's similar but finer cover sold for $4370 at our auction of 13/9/2008]
AUSTRALIAN: a PPC of the "Aurora" also from the first mail, to Sydney with Tasmanian 1d tied by one of three fine to superb strikes - one on the reverse - of the Macquarie Island "penguin" cachet, superb Hobart transit cds, minor blemishes on the viewside. Marjorie Wharton states: "The very few examples of this card...seen have all been used on the Expedition". [The message is signed "George Dovers", the Expedition's cartographer. Kevin Dwyer's similar PPC with the 'ANTARCTICA' cachet sold for $5290 at our auction of 13/9/2008]
AUSTRALIAN: 1912 commercial cover to Sydney with a largely very fine strike of the 'LOOSE SHIPS LETTER/POSTED AT/ANTARCTICA/[penguin]/S.Y. AURORA/A.A.E.' cachet, Tasmanian 1d tied by 'HOBART/12MR12/TASMANIA' transit cds, ironed-out fold at the base & minor blemishes. [The sender was Expedition member Charles Francis Laseron. The "Aurora" arrived back at Hobart on 12/3/1912]
1916 censor covers to GB with KGV 1d tied by 'ASCENSION' cds 1) with woodcut 'CENSORED' h/s as MW#1/1a but 63x65mm & differences of lettering; and 2) with 2-line 'PASSED CENSOR/ASCENSION' MW#3, a few minor blemishes. (Qty 2)
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Multiples with Bahamas KGVI 10d Plate Number '1' block of 9; Barbados including 1909-10 ¼d brown block of 4, 1938-47 3d brown part-sheet of 60 including [R4/10] Line over Horse's Head SG 252a & 3d blue corner block of 16, etc; & a few St Vincent; many units unmounted. (Qty 19 items)
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BAHAMAS: 1863-77 Crown/CC Perf 14 4d bright rose SG 35, excellent centring, part-o.g., Cat £375. Ex TW Hall (1964) & Sir Gawaine Baillie.
BAHAMAS: 1882 Crown/CA Perf 12 1d scarlet-vermilion SG 40 marginal block of 4 from the top of the sheet, full unmounted o.g., Cat £240+ (mounted). Ex David Barton.
BAHAMAS: 1902-10 KEVII £1 green & black SG 70, Cat £275.
BAHAMAS: WWII group comprising c.1943 airmail cover from Cuba to Ohio with straight-line 'PASSED BY EXAMINER' in violet on plain brown label (unrecorded by Miller: ascribed by Little to Bahamas); Dec 1939 registered cover to GB with straight-line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' Miller #CH2 in green; 1944 Royal Bank of Canada cover (290x126mm) to London at 6/2d rate with octagonal '[crown]/PASSED/I.G....' with mss "128" #CH4 (rated 8+) superb strike in magenta; and OHMS cvr to the USA with ovoid 'CHIEF CENSOR/AUG 3 1945/BAHAMAS.' as #CH7 but with date (rated 10). (Qty 4)
BARBADOS: 1873 Britannia 5/- imperforate plate proof in black on ungummed unwatermarked wove paper, large even margins.
BRITISH GUIANA: 1940 surface cover to the USA with 'Officially opened and resealed/BY CENSOR' label M#Lic variant (Top Line = 63mm long) tied by 'PASSED BY/ CENSOR.' h/s (M#Civ; rated 9) in red and mss "12" in red on the reverse; 1944 air cover from Sweden via England where twice censored, with sans serif 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/II 55' M#v (rated 9), horizontal fold & a bit soiled; and 1945 air cover to the USA with sans serif 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/("I.I. 55")' as M#vii but on grey stock (rated 7+). (Qty 3)
BRITISH HONDURAS: 1941 (Dec) surface cover to Iowa from the US Consul at Belize, plain white label with American 'PASSED BY EXAMINER/No...' h/s in magenta; with the enclosed black/green form advising received without contents; air cover to Newfoundland with 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/("J 8174")' M#CL10 with 'FEB 2 1945' h/s in violet (rated 6); 1941 air cover from Argentina to Chicago with unlisted British-type 'OPENED BY/EXAMINER 583' label as M#CL5 but with Round 'O'; and air to Newfoundland with plain brown label with mss "J/8172" & faint 'MAR 26 1945' h/s (a rare provisional usage unrecorded by Miller). (Qty 5 items)
CAYMAN ISLANDS: WWII philatelic covers comprising 1939 with small 'PASSED BY/CENSOR' h/s Miller #CH1 in violet; 1941 - possibly commercial - with the same h/s in black & mss "OK" #CM2 (rated 10); 1939-41 with labels 'Opened by Censor' as #CL1 but with No Stop after 'Censor' (rated 8+) x2, or black/green 'Opened by Censor.' #CL1b (rated 10). Very scarce group. (Qty 5)
DOMINICA: WWII covers comprising 1939 (Dec 23) stampless OHMS cover to Ohio with 'DOMINICA/ OFFICIAL/PAID' h/s & exempt from censorship; 1942 with red/white 'OPENED BY/CENSOR.' (with stop) label Miller #L1B (cut upon opening; rated 7) tied to the reverse by a light strike of the worn rubber 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/18FEB42/DOMINICA BR WI' cds #H6 (not rated) in violet; and 1944 registered with 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/("RR 12")' label with text 72mm long #L3b on to Curacao with Willemstad arrival b/s. (Qty 3)
GRENADA: 1940 cover with embossed crown & endorsed on the flap "Sir Henry Popham/Government House/Grenada" and thus exempt from censorship; labels comprising 'OPENED BY CENSOR' Miller #L1 (rated 5) with mss "5" in red on 1941 to Ireland; 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/SS ("5")' with 'SS/' #L2 (rated 6) air to New York at 1/5d rate; ditto with 'SS-("2" "3")' #L3var (rated 7+) on 1943 air to Barbados; 'OPENED BY/EXAMINER SS 1' #L8 (rated 6) on air to GB with 1/- & 2/-; 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/("ISS 373")' #L8 (rated 5) on 1944 from Argentina; and another on 1945 air to the Dutch Antilles with endorsement "Personal not an application for employment"; and 1941 dealer's cover with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' h/s #H1 superb b/s in red. (Qty 9)
ST VINCENT: 1861 Rough to Intermediate Perf 6d, 1862 Perf 11-12½ 4d deep blue unused, 1866 Perf 14-16 1/- slate-grey, 1869 Perf 11-12½ 4d yellow & 1/- indigo, 1873 Perf 11-12½x15 1/- lilac-rose x2 used, 1875 1/- claret, 1875 Perf 11-12½x15 6d & 1/-, 1883 Perf 12 4d & 6d used & 1/- *, 1885 5/- *, 1890 2½d on 4d *, 1899 Tablets set *, KEVII Crown CA set & 1904 MCA set to 5/- & £1, 1907 & 1909 (both) Badge sets *, KGV 1913 MCA & 1921 Script sets *, condition of earlies a tad variable otherwise mostly fine, Cat £3500+. (Qty 120)
ST VINCENT: 1885-93 CA 5/- lake SG 85 complete sheet of 20 (5x4), rich colour & excellent centring, a few minor wrinkles & some very minor perf separation in the margins, virtually full o.g. with most units being unmounted, Cat £560++ (mounted). Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.
ST VINCENT: WWII censor covers with 'OPENED BY CENSOR./OPENED BY CENSOR.' label with the Text Incorrectly Base-to-Base Miller #L2A (rated 10) tied by 'Passed by Censor No. 6' h/s #H1 (rated 6); 'OPENED BY/CENSOR/ ST. VINCENT, B.W.I.' #L3 (rated 6) tied by 'Passed by Censor No. 8' h/s #H1 (rated 6) to the USA; 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/("UU 146")' #L7 (rated 5) on inwards air cover from 'SPEYSIDE/TOBAGO'; sans serif 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/U.U 6' #L4 (rated 5) on 1943 philatelic cover to Grenada where 'OPENED BY/EXAMINER SS 1' label #L7 (rated 6) added; and air cover to Canada with plain brown label & unusual boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/No...("2930")' h/s presumably Canadian (?) but unlisted by Miller; condition variable. (Qty 5)
TOBAGO: 1885-96 4d grey SG 22 complete sheet of 60 (6x10) with Plate Number '1' in four positions, [R1/4] Slash Flaw Repaired SG 22ca & [R10/6] Malformed 'CE' of 'PENCE' SG 22b, a few minor gum-bends, the last unit with small thins otherwise full unmounted o.g., Cat £580+ (mounted). Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie.
TOBAGO: 1886-89 Surcharges '½ PENNY' on 6d stone SG 27 upper-left corner blocks of 12 (6x2) & 15 (5x3) both with Plate Number '1' (twice) & [R2/4] with Figure Further from Word SG 27a; inter-marginal blocks of 18 (6x3) & 24 (6x4, one unit SG 27a) both with the Overprint at an Angle, & block of 36 (6x6, no margins) including SG 27a x3, several units with Doubling of the Surcharge, large-part o.g. with most units being unmounted, Cat £520++ (mounted). Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. (Qty 5 blocks)