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COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1950cover to England with "LJ Wheatley/Cocos Islands/co Cable & Wireless Ltd/Singapore" return address and superb strike of Leigh-Parkin's boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s in violet alongside Australia 1/6d Hermes (fault) applied for airmail & cancelled with Perth '5 OCT' slogan, endorsed "First Day Cover" for the cachet's introduction, plus real photo PPC of tiny yachts collecting Tin Can Mail from the passing P&O "Orion" off Cocos Islands.
1951Leigh Parkin airmail cover to Devon with very fine strikes of the boxed 'TIN CAN MAIL/COCOS-KEELING IS' h/s & straight-line 'Per WAVE BARON' h/s both in violet, Ceylon 75c for airmail affixed & tied by Colombo cds of 22JA/51, very minor blemishes. Ex Kim Dwyer: sold at the Prestige auction of 24.6.2006 for $2185. [This was the only tin can mail per 'Wave Baron'. On 5.1.1951, an attempt by RMS 'Orion' to collect the Tin Can Mail 'barrel' failed. The 'Wave Baron' passed the islands on 17.1.1951 & was able to collect the mail]
POSTAL HISTORY: 1942-44 censored covers mostly commercial with 'OPENED BY CENSOR' red/white labels tied 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/ 3 '-in-oval or similar No 9 cachet, black/white label tied by similar No 4 cachet, NZ-style labels 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/X 115', '.../X 116' and '.../X 117', also 1/5d airmail to GB with 5d "Blue Canes" censored at Sydney & surface mail to India.
POSTAL HISTORY:Mostly pre-WWII range with lots of postmark interest including bilingual & trilingual cds, straight-line cancels, numerals, TPOs etc, many fine to superb strikes, also some unused Postal Stationery including early issues, condition variable.
(Qty 100 approx)
POSTAL HISTORY:Collection on leaves with pre-stamp entires x23, Imperf frankings including 10c ochre/lemon & 10c brown-ochre/yellowish on 1855 & 1856 entires, 10c bistre on 1859 town letter (part-outer only), two formular postal cards used in 1874, 1899 to Saigon with very fine 'LIGNE T/PAQ FR No 1' d/s, 1904 'VALUES RECOUVREES' envelope with Postage Due 10c, pre-WWII airmails to Australia including registered linen-backed front franked 31fr50c & a good range of other rates to 23fr25c, 1939 airmail to India franked 9fr25c, 1948 advertising cover airmail to Australia franked 80fr, etc, lots of postmark interest, condition variable.
INDO-CHINA (Laos):1905 Peace & Commerce 10c postal card with 'SONG-KHONE/17OCT/..../LAOS' double-ring d/s and 'SAIGON-CENTRAL/COCHIN CHINA' arrival on face. Personal message mentions upcoming trip "...sur un Paquebot port Marseilles". Very rare mail from this small Mekong River office.
No longer available
WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS: Two volume collection with Overprints plus some very aged unused multiples, 1930-40 1fr40 mint block of 6, 1937 M/S on cover, 'France Libre' Overprints values to 3fr unused or used, Chad to Rhine set used x2 (one on cover), selection of 1950s imperfs, later issues with many better sets mint or used plus some commercial mail to New Caledonia, unused Postage Dues 1920 60c with Double Overprint & 'FRANCE/LIBRE' set (one 60c with 'FRA---/LIB---' Error), also an array of 1990s unaddressed FDCs, some condition issues but generally fine to very fine, Cat £3500++. (many 100s)
Extensive duplicated accumulation from States to modern many in quantity, noted Saxony 2ng on 1854 cover, Wurrtemburg 1857 1kr 6kr & 9kr on piece with Irtenkauf certificate, range of 1870s Eagles, Inflation issues some in sheets, Third Reich, WWII Occupation issues, Allied Occupation, DDR and West Berlin, some M/S and a few covers & stationery; also group of Minister-Cards and modern imperfs & errors stated to catalogue at/retail for €1000s; condition mixed but many fine.
1888illustrated 'Freie und Hanse-Stadt Hamburg' lettersheet headed "Die Polizei Behörde" (= Police Headquarters) to the Police Department in Melbourne with 20pf only tied by superb 'HAMBURG' cds & 'T.'-in-octagon h/s, three Italian transits & Melbourne arrival b/s where '("7d")/MORE TO PAY'-in-oval h/s applied. [We expect that the lengthy letter contains interesting material]
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
1930(c.) philatelic cover to NSW with KGV 2½d x3 & superb strike of the very scarce 'SS NAURU CHIEF' handstamp, light spotting.
WRECK MAIL:1908 Union Line RMS 'Manuka' steamship PPC with message from survivor of the SS "Aeon" wreck rescued from the Gilbert & Ellice Islands with message "Relieved by this ship from Xmas Island on Sept 24th 1908, love from Norton" sent to Australia with KGV 1d red tied 'SUVA/1/OCT/08' cds, endorsed "when Norton was wrecked" by recipient. [The "Aeon" ran aground on Christmas Island on 18.7.1908]
1840 "Penny Black"Plate 8 five singles - all with full margins - plus two covers (one of the stamps with full margins), Cat £5000+.
(Qty 5 + 2 covers)
1840 "Tuppence Blue"Plate 2 three examples on 1840-41 entires 1) 26.10.1840 London to Henley-on-Arden with [OA]; 2) Scotland to Ireland with [PD], 'BELFAST' transit b/s & 'LISBURN' arrival cds on the face; and 3) 4.8.1841 used within Ireland with 'TRALEE' cds & diamond d/s of Dublin on the reverse; the stamps all with 3-3½ margins; Spec Cat £9000.
(Qty 3 covers)
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
Large box of mostly covers from pre-stamps to modern including Line Engraved frankings, FDCs, airmails, etc, lots of duplex cancels, also about 200 PPCs including better subjects such as Post Offices & mostly with "skeleton" cds, some scarce destinations noted, condition variable. A good lot.
(Qty many 100s)
1877oversize blue advertising postcard (177x146mm) for 'The City Pottery, Lamp and Lustre Galleries' with printed notice & very fine 'LONDON/ Z /PAID/ ½D /19NO77' datestamp in red, light horizontal crease, also 1900s group of 'postal mischief' used PPCs x8, condition generally fine.
EPHEMERA: Collection of autographs mostly 1830s Free Franks on fronts or pieces affixed in three old albums with many notable personages including "Victoria R", "Robt Peel" (PM), "Charles James Fox", "Rowland Hill" (piece) & "Victor Hugo" x7 (pieces), many from peers with abbreviated signatures including "Palmerston" x3, "Norfolk", "Melbourne", "Granville", "Queensberry" (piece) & "Sandwich" plus a brief letter signed "Wellington", etc. The third album is annotated with details of titles/lineage/political affiliation again with numerous peers including "Somerset", "Wellington", "Abergavenny", "St Vincent", "Cardigan" & "Churchill". The condition is rather mixed with most stuck in place & the albums showing their age. A fascinating lot crying out for re-mounting and research.
POSTAL STATIONERY: Postal cards selection on display pages including 1870 ½d usage on First Day of Issue, 1882 De La Rue 'INLAND REVENUE/CERTIFYING STAMP' handpainted essay, postal markings including 1871 "clipped" at Manchester, 1873 arrowhead perfin at Liverpool, etc, generally fine to very fine.
1900'4 CENTS' on 3c Postal Card (reply half) to the ship's doctor aboard SMS "Möve" c/- the German Consulate at Matupi with superb 'AMOY/ A /FE20/00' cds, apparently missent to Sydney where endorsed in red "Matupi/New Britain", full message headed "Amoy ab SMS Irene 12 II 00", some soiling & repaired tear at right.
1848cover to "Mr J Walch/Care of Major Walch/Wellington Bridge/Hobart Town/Van Diemen's Land" endorsed "Via Singapore/..." with very fine boxed 'POONA/1848JULY30/Paid ("2A")' d/s in red, very fine boxed 'SINGAPORE/SHIP LETTER/184("8 Sep 5th/Bearing' (Proud #SL1; rated 3000 points) & almost superb 'GPO/[crown]/NO*28/1848/ SOUTH AUSTRALIA' transit b/s & small '19DE19/1848' arrival b/s of Hobart. An outstanding origin/destination item in this period, especially for the scenic route via Singapore & Adelaide. [Major James William Henry Walch migrated from England in 1842 with his family including a son Charles Edward Walch with whom he formed the prominent Hobart firm of J Walch & Son, well known for their involvement in Tasmanian stamp & postal stationery production]
1948 Gandhiset in Souvenir Folder with 'PANDU/15AUG48' cds FDI cancels, and large airmail cover to Australia with Gandhi 1½a x4 & 12a x3 + KGVI 6a 1r & 2r tied 'GAUNATI/7SEP48' cds, a few blemishes.