Prestige Philately Auction 205 CatalogueLot 731Catalogue by themeroyalty
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LITERATURE: "The Royal Philatelic Collection" by Sir John Wilson (1952), being a complete catalogue of the most important and valuable stamp collection ever formed, compiled by the Keeper of the Royal Collection himself. Without doubt, this is the finest philatelic book of all time, produced on the highest-quality paper, extensively illustrated with 64 black & white plates and 12 exceptional colour plates. This is the deluxe edition bound in red Morocco leather with the Royal coat-of-arms emblazoned in gold on the face.
If this book had been published in any other field of endeavour it would be worth many thousands of dollars. Because it's "only" philately, it has never achieved its potential and is a gift at our estimate. Weighing 7 kilograms, this impressive volume should be the cornerstone of every philatelic library worth the name. [Tim Rybak's very fine copy sold at the Prestige auction of 24/5/2008 for $1840 & the buyer asked for it to be sentt to him in Europe by express airmail! Two never-opened examples - one still in its original wooden packing case! - sold at the Prestige auction of 14/11/2014 for $2530 & $2760 respectively]
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1938-49 Robes Thick Paper £1 blue marginal block of 4 from the left of the sheet, light cds cancels, Cat $180++. A very scarce multiple.
C of A - Postal History
1935 commercial airmail cover to Germany with scarce franking of Silver Jubilee 2/- violet + ANZAC 2d tied by 'LATE FEE/7MY35/MELBOURNE VIC' cds, Athens transit b/s, minor postal ink marks at the top. The rate was 2/1d for all-the-way airmail + 1d late fee.
1935 commercial airmail cover to Austria with scarce solo franking of Silver Jubilee 2/-, Athens transit b/s & three different Vienna cds including 'TELEGRAPHENAMT WIEN 1' indicating delivery by pneumatic post , minor faults.
C of A - Postal Stationery
POSTAL CARDS: 1911 Coronation 1d group with all-different portrait-types of KGV x4 (two in sepia), Queen Mary & the Prince of Wales in purple, unused, Cat $600.
MALAYA - Japanese Occupation
FOR USE IN PENANG: 1942 (Apr) 'DAI NIPPON/2602/PENANG' Overprint 1c black with the Overprint Double SG J77b (Cat £325 x20+ on cover) plus 2c orange pair & 3c green all marginal with Plate Numbers '1' '1' & '2' respectively, tied to local philatelic cover by rubber 'IN COMMEMORATION/.../OF TENCHO-SETSU' cancels (Proud #JHS1; for Emperor Hirohito's birthday).
No longer available
Handy selection of used Imperf Chalons mostly attractive including very fine full-margin examples of No Watermark 2d, Wmk Star 1d x2, 3d, 6d red-brown, 6d black-brown & 1/- and Pelure Paper 6d black-brown; also KGV Typo ½d proof block of 27 (3x9) being three booklet panes, a few minor bends, full unmounted o.g.; and 2011 Royal Wedding pack with Prince William's birth date wrongly noted in the outer brochure x2.
ROYAL PALACE PRIVATE "LOCALS": c.1890 Queen Saowabha F&O #L39, unused, very fine. Ex Len Colgan. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).
These undenominated stamps, each with a notional value of 1 att, were printed by a photographic process onto thick ungummed paper of generally poor quality. According to Frajola & Ostlie there were 13 different, of which they illustrate 11. These stamps were apparently for use on correspondence between members of the Royal Household. Most surviving examples have significant faults. Fine to very fine examples are extremely rare. [Prakaipet Indhusophon's "set of 10...plus one duplicate" - "usual faults" - sold in 1993 for $S18,000]
ROYAL PALACE PRIVATE "LOCALS": c.1890 Crown Prince Vajirunhis F&O #L43, well centred, unused, very fine. Ex Len Colgan. Philatelic Association of Thailand Certificate (2011).