Prestige Philately Auction 126 CatalogueREGISTERED MAIL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE -
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The balance of the commercial covers with useful items from Trinidad & Tobago, Malaya, Cyprus, Nigeria, Solomons, Nyasaland & Tonga etc, generally fine to very fine but there are two "shockers" included. (Qty 13 items)
The balance of the philatelic covers from many territories, many grossly over-franked, noted a Solomons "Large Canoes" cover with two stamps missing, Fiji KGV Registration Envelope with Tonga Tin Can cachets, Gilberts with KGV 2/-, Niger Coast with values to 1/-, Transvaal with two Inverted Surcharges, Japanese Occupation of Malaya First Day Cover, St Vincent 1895 with 5/- Badge, South Africa 1938 to Tristan da Cunha, Malta 1920 OHMS with 3d x5 etc, condition variable. A very colourful lot. (Qty 37 items)
The balance of the commercially used Registration Envelopes with better items from Tanganyika, Hong Kong, Barbados, Mauritius, Gambia & Palestine etc, condition variable. (Qty 12)
Antigua: 1887 cover to New York (arrival b/s) with 6d green SG 29 (?, Cat £120 x10+) tied by fair 'AO2' cancel, 'ANTIGUA' cds & 'R'-in-oval also on the face, very clean and attractive.
Antigua: 1890 OHMS cover to "GCampbell/Consul/Jersey/Channel Islands" with 1d red pair (one crossed by blue registration line) & 1/- mauve SG 30 (Cat £130 x10) tied by light 'ANTIGUA' cds, 'SOUTHAMPTON' transit b/s. A rare & desirable cover, especially this fine.
Antigua: 1926 two Luder-Edelmann (Corinphila) linen-lined covers to Switzerland with KGV 1921-25 fifteen values to £1 SG 61 (Cat £325 x4) tierd by 'ST JOHNS/ANTIGUA BWI' cds, New York transit b/s. Very colourful. (Qty 2)
Bahrain: 1942 usage to India of 'BAHRAIN' 3a+1a3p KGVI size H Registration Envelope with very fine 'BAHRAIN/15JAN42' cds & blue/white registration label, 'C19' Censor h/s & superb 'PURANDHAR' arrival b/s, a few very minor blemishes. A rarity. [This is the item noted by Terry Jones as the earliest recorded usage, but he incorrectly notes the destination as Poona. Jones records only 6 examples, this being the only "internal" item, and thus the only example not uprated]
Bahrain: 1943 OHMS airmail cover to New York via Lagos (b/s) at 2r13½a rate with Overprints on KGVI to 2r tied to reverse by 'BAHRAIN/REG' cds, small 'BAHRAIN' h/s on blue/salmon registration label, 'British Consulate-General Bahrain/(Persian Gulf)' h/s in violet. A rare & desirable cover.
Bahrain: 1947 airmail cover to New York (b/s) with scarce albeit philatelic combination franking of 'BAHRAIN' Opts 2a 3a & 1r plus India Victory set all tied by 'BAHRAIN/REG/28OCT47' cds during the Pakistan Administration (-/8/1947 until 31/3/1948). ['PAKISTAN' Overprints on India were not supplied to Bahrain. Covers from the Pakistan Period are very scarce]
Batum: 1919 local cover with rare albeit philatelic franking of 1919 (Nov) Surcharges on Imperf Russian Stamps 10r on 5k & 15r in Red on 1k SG 19 & 20a (Cat £72 x15) tied by Cyrillic cds, large boxed registration h/s in black, vertical fold clear of the stamps. Ceremuga handstamp on reverse.
Batum: 1920 (May) Blatter cover to Switzerland (b/s) with Aloe Tree 'BRITISH/OCCUPATION' Opts 10k & 25k SG 12 & 13 (Cat £26 x60) plus 10r on Russian Imperf 3k SG 8 (Cat £27 x15), small registration h/s in red.
Batum: 1920 (May) Blatter cover to Switzerland (b/s) with Aloe Tree 'BRITISH/OCCUPATION' Opts 1r 2r & 7r SG 14 15 & 18 plus 25r on 25k SG 43 (Cat £48 x60; the SG 43 not priced on cover), small registration h/s.
Bermuda: 1900 merchant's cover with printed address to New York (b/s) with QV 2d brown-purple & 2½d ultramarine tied by light Hamilton cds, 'R'-in-oval h/s.
British Guiana: 1895 cover to London (arrival d/s on the face) with 2c pair & 5c tied by very fine 'CARMICHAEL ST GEORGETOWN' cds, red wax seal on flap impressed with 'REGISTERED/AT/ CARMICHAEL ST BO GEORGETOWN', opened a little roughly at base but repaired.
British Guiana: 1934 usage to Liechtenstein! of 6c size G Registration Envelope with 48c tied by 'AIR MAIL/BRITISH GUIANA' cds, two strikes of the 'TO NEW YORK ONLY/BY AIR' jusqu'a h/s in violet, New York transit & 'SCHAAN/LIECHTENSTEIN' arrival b/s, minor flap fault. Terrific origin/destination cover.
British Guiana: 1935 internal cover to 'BAGOTVILLE' (b/s) with 2c Native Fisherman strip of 3 tied by 'POSTAL AGENCY No 3' cds (office of use unknown), 'B.O. SUPT' transit b/s, light soiling; also 1931 cover to Texas with Centenary 4c Falls & 6c . (Qty 2)
British Honduras: 1894 philatelic cover to Germany (b/s) with '6' in Red on 10c on 4d pair with socked-on-the-nose 'K65' cancel, 'BELIZE' cds & 'R'-in-oval.
British Levant: 1912-22 apparently commercial covers to Greece, Belgium or Switzerland (2) with various 'LEVANT' Overprints or Surcharges, various Constantinople registration labels. (Qty 4)
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies: 1946 airmail usage to Italy (b/s) of British Forces 3d size F Registration Envelope overprinted 'E.A.F.' with EAF 5d pair & 1/- tied by rare 'MERCA POST OFFICE/SOMALIA' cds, very minor opening fault.
British Post Offices Abroad: 1919 (April 28) usage to United States of Ottoman 20pa Envelope uprated with British 2d & 2½d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' cds used at Salonika & another strike on GB-type registration label, boxed 'CENSORED BY/ 5 /MILITARY AUTHORITY' h/s in red & black/white 'PASSED BY CENSOR' tape, London transit & Boston arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A most unusual combination franking.