Auction 18.06.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 18.06.1996 - 19.06.1996

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Proof A die proof on card (approx. 39x38mm.) of the Queen's head embossed...

Proof A die proof on card (approx. 39x38mm.) of the Queen's head embossed in relief with uncleared surround, possibly for the Ceylon 1857 Postal Stationery envelope series (?); light stain spots

Lot #: 1001

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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Proof A die proof on thin card (approx. 35x38mm.) of the Queen's head and...

Proof A die proof on thin card (approx. 35x38mm.) of the Queen's head and decorative oval surround, embossed in relief with uncleared centre and distinctive deckle border, similar to the portrait used by Mauritius for the 1878 Postal Stationery envelope issue; light discolouration, otherwise fine

Lot #: 1002

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unused 1935 Jubilee, a complete mint collection including British Forces in...

unused 1935 Jubilee, a complete mint collection including British Forces in Egypt but less Ascension 1d., fine

Lot #: 1003

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unused 1935 Silver Jubilee, a mint collection in Miniature album...

unused 1935 Silver Jubilee, a mint collection in Miniature album, apparently complete less Egypt; a few light tone spots

Lot #: 1004

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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1935 Silver Jubilee, unused and used collection on leaves with most issues...

1935 Silver Jubilee, unused and used collection on leaves with most issues represented, condition is variable. (421

Lot #: 1005

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 unstamped envelope from a Private, "'C' Coy 1st Hants Det h...

cover 1903 unstamped envelope from a Private, "'C' Coy 1st Hants Det h Dthali" to India, marked "On Field Service Aden Column, No Postage Stamps available" , countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing unframed "ACTIVE SERVICE./UNPAID" in purple, circular-framed "OVERLAND POSTAGE/DUE" and "T" with

Lot #: 1007

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (20 Feb.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by light "DTHALI...

cover 1903 (20 Feb.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by light "DTHALI" c.d.s., endorsed from "Arabia" and showing, on reverse, Aden transit c.d.s. (21.9); the envelope with flap missing and some minor foxing. Photo

Lot #: 1010

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (1 Apr.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by clear Aden c.d.s...

cover 1903 (1 Apr.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by clear Aden c.d.s., and 1904 (7 Mar.) envelope bearing India ½a. (2) similarly cancelled at Aden, after the unit's return

Lot #: 1011

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (18 May) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by light but...

cover 1903 (18 May) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by light but identifiable "DTHALI" c.d.s., the envelope is marked by Sgt. Street from "F.S. Aden Column, Dthallu, Arabia" and shows Aden transit d.s. (19.5) on reverse; some light staining, mainly at foot. Photo

Lot #: 1012

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (20 July) envelope with a fine pen and ink cartoon of a rural...

cover 1903 (20 July) envelope with a fine pen and ink cartoon of a rural postman, bearing India ½a. pair tied by "DTHALI" c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Aden transit d.s. (21.7) overstruck by arrival d.s. A marvellous cover of great visual appeal. Photo on front cover

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (6 Oct.) envelope bearing India ½a. pair tied by two light...

cover 1903 (6 Oct.) envelope bearing India ½a. pair tied by two light strikes of "DTHALI" c.d.s., endorsed "Jihaf, Arabia 5-10-03" at lower left and showing, on reverse, Aden transit c.d.s. (8.10); the envelope with some very minor discoloration. Photo

Lot #: 1014

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1903 (27 Dec.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by fine "DTHALI...

cover 1903 (27 Dec.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by fine "DTHALI" c.d.s., endorsed from "Arabia" and showing, on reverse, Aden transit c.d.s. (28.12); the envelope with some very minor discoloration. Photo

Lot #: 1015

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1904 (2 Feb.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by large part...

cover 1904 (2 Feb.) envelope bearing India 1a. tied by large part "EXPERIMENTAL P.O./B-48" c.d.s., endorsed "Aden Column, Arabia" at lower left and showing, on reverse, Aden transit c.d.s. Very rare. Photo

Lot #: 1016

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unmounted mint Block of Four -- ditto, a marginal block of four; some creases

unmounted mint Block of Four -- ditto, a marginal block of four; some creases

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unmounted mint Block of Four 1938 perf. 13½ 1d. black and green block of...

unmounted mint Block of Four 1938 perf. 13½ 1d. black and green block of four unmounted mint. S.G. 39, £192

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unused 1918 (June) 1d. Die III, 1926-30 perf 13½x12½ ½d. to 1/4d. with both...

unused 1918 (June) 1d. Die III, 1926-30 perf 13½x12½ ½d. to 1/4d. with both 1d., 2d. and 3d. dies, and 1931-36 ½d. to 1/4d., fine mint, many unmounted. (23

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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used 1931-64, a selection of high values with 1931-36 £2 used, 1932 Sydney...

used 1931-64, a selection of high values with 1931-36 £2 used, 1932 Sydney Bridge 5/- (2) c.t.o. and 1963-65 £2 (3). Cat. £910

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unmounted mint 1963-65 Navigators 7/6d., 10/-, £1 and £2, fine unmounted...

unmounted mint 1963-65 Navigators 7/6d., 10/-, £1 and £2, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 357-360, £194

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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unmounted mint 1973 19c. Killer Whale, buff omitted; unmounted mint, with...

unmounted mint 1973 19c. Killer Whale, buff omitted; unmounted mint, with right margin. S.G. 28a, £700

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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1852-75, a mainly used selection including 1852-55 blued paper ½d. deep...

1852-75, a mainly used selection including 1852-55 blued paper ½d. deep green unused with large part original gum and 4d. brownish red used, 1855-58 white paper ½d. green and 1d. pale blue used, 1858 imperf. 6d. pale rose-red and 1/- brown-black used, 1861-70 rough perf. 14 to 16 6d. orange unused

Lot #: 1026

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1885 (29 Oct.) front to Glasgow bearing Cape 6d. cancelled "210" with...

cover 1885 (29 Oct.) front to Glasgow bearing Cape 6d. cancelled "210" with Mohaleshoek c.d.s. alongside, 1893 (4 Jan.) envelope to Ireland bearing Cape ½d. and 1d. (2) cancelled "281" with Maseru c.d.s. alongside and 1899 (Feb.) envelope to Ireland bearing Cape ½d. and 1d. (2) cancelled by poor

Lot #: 1026 A

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1838 (12 July) entire letter, headed "Kuruman or Lalakoo" , written...

cover 1838 (12 July) entire letter, headed "Kuruman or Lalakoo" , written by Rogers Edwards, a missionary, addressed to Henry Dunn, secretary Central School in London and marked "Care of Rev. Dr. Philip, Cape Town" , showing Crowned "GENERAL POST OFFICE/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" d.s. (16.8) and, on reverse

Lot #: 1027

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1892 (7 Aug.) envelope from Setlagoli to Transvaal bearing 1891 2d...

cover 1892 (7 Aug.) envelope from Setlagoli to Transvaal bearing 1891 2d., 1894 (20 Aug.) envelope from Palachwe Khamas Town to Mafeking bearing 1891 2d. (2), and 1894 (17 Oct.) envelope from Maribogo to Port Elizabeth bearing 1891 2d., all tied by their respective barred numeral obliterator and

Lot #: 1029 A

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1893-95 envelopes (3) and 1d. stationery card from Mafeking (3) or...

cover 1893-95 envelopes (3) and 1d. stationery card from Mafeking (3) or Vryburg, variously franked with British Bechuanaland values; mostly fine

Lot #: 1031

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1894 (13 Dec.) British Bechuanaland 1d. stationery card to Germany...

cover 1894 (13 Dec.) British Bechuanaland 1d. stationery card to Germany bearing additional British Bechuanaland 1892 ½d. vermilion vertical pair and 1d. lilac, all cancelled by poor "181" barred numerals and showing two strikes of "GELUK/B.B." c.d.s. on face; the card with light soiling and other

Lot #: 1031 A

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1895 (Feb.) envelope to Mafeking bearing British Bechuanaland 1891...

cover 1895 (Feb.) envelope to Mafeking bearing British Bechuanaland 1891 2d. pair cancelled by "568" barred numerals and showing "GABERONES/B.B.P." c.d.s.; 1896 (28 July) envelope to England bearing British Bechuanaland 1891 4d. and 1895 2d. tied by "676" barred numeral and showing "PALACHWE/KHAMAS

Lot #: 1032

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1895 (26 Mar.) envelope to Mafeking, bearing British Bechuanaland...

cover 1895 (26 Mar.) envelope to Mafeking, bearing British Bechuanaland 1891 2d. tied by light "209" barred numeral and showing "MARIBOGO/B.B." c.d.s. alongside

Lot #: 1033

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1897 (May) envelope to Cape Town, marked "On active service. no...

cover 1897 (May) envelope to Cape Town, marked "On active service. no stamps available" , endorsed "F.M.S. Pennele, Capt. B.F.F." at top right and showing "VRYBURG/B.B." squared-circle d.s. (22.5

Lot #: 1034

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1899 (14 Apr.) 4d. registered envelope (foxed) to Scotland bearing...

cover 1899 (14 Apr.) 4d. registered envelope (foxed) to Scotland bearing Protectorate 1897 2d. and 6d. tied by "PITSANI/S'AFRICA" c.d.s.; 1907 (Aug.) envelope (faults) to London bearing 1902 ½d. and 1905 1d. pair tied by "FRANCISTOWN/BECH D PROTEC" c.d.s.; 1911 (6 Sept.) 1d. stationery card to

Lot #: 1035

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996

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cover 1901 (3 Sept.) envelope to Upington bearing Cape 1d. tied by "995...

cover 1901 (3 Sept.) envelope to Upington bearing Cape 1d. tied by "995" barred numeral and showing "KEIMOES/BECHUANALAND" c.d.s. in the opposite corner and arrival d.s. on reverse

Lot #: 1035 A

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Jun 1996 - 19 Jun 1996