Prestige Philately Auction 105 CatalogueANTARCTICA
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Displaying 7 Lots in Category - ANTARCTICA
Collection in hingeless Ka-Be album with AAT including 1966 Pictorials (**); Victoria Land 1d mint; Ross Dependency 1957 & 1967 sets ** & used; BAT 1963 Pictorials to 10/- used & 1969 £1 mint, Churchill, Scientific Work & Treaty all mint, 1971 Surcharges used, good range of later unmounted sets including 1984 Marine Life; Falkland Dependencies mint with Overprints on Falklands, Thick & Thin Maps, Ships (10/- & £1 **); South Georgia mostly unmounted including 1980 Pictorials & 1982 Creatures; generally very fine, STC £800 approximately.
Australian 1973 Pictorials 1c to $1 on two official FDCs from each of the four Bases, unaddressed.
Australian 1994 Huskies 85c SG 106 half-sheets of 50 with the background in blue (creases etc affecting 20 units) or violet (one unit torn), Cat £150(-). [While we have noted some variation in the shades in this stamp, this is a dramatic difference deserving of catalogue status]
French 1983 Lady Franklin to 1985 La Novara SG 181-204 complete blocks of 10 or sheetlets of 10 (the Ballons issue being two complete sheetlets), Cat £680+.
New Zealand Ross Dependency 1967 2c "HMS Erebus" imperforate plate proof block of 4, unmounted.
New Zealand Ross Dependency 1967 7c Map imperforate plate proof pair, unmounted.
Swedish 1907 (Oct) commercial cover to Sweden with GB KEVII 2½d tied by light double-circle 'FALKLAND/ISLANDS' cds, fair strike of the rare underlined 'PAQUEBOT' h/s (Hosking #2676) alongside and at left an exceptional strike of the rare 'SWEDISH/MAGELLANIAN/ EXPEDITION/1907-1909' h/s in violet, printed PSNC & flag on the flap, 'UPSALA' arrival b/s. The only recorded Falklands cover from this Expedition. [Regarding the paquebot h/s, Hosking states "Pre-1940 dates merit a substantial premium". In fact, only one other example is recorded in the Edwardian period]