Auction 19.09.2001

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 19.09.2001

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cover 1793 (22 July) entire letter to Ireland, rated "5" (deleted), "11...

cover 1793 (22 July) entire letter to Ireland, rated "5" (deleted), "11" (deleted) and "1/3" , and showing fine unframed "LIVERPOOL/SHIP"; the entire repaired in places and a little stained. An extremely early letter from Trinidad. Photo

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1797 (19 Feb.) entire letter addressed to "Capt. Hugh Macdonell, Care...

cover 1797 (19 Feb.) entire letter addressed to "Capt. Hugh Macdonell, Care of Maj r Gen l Johnston, Roy Artillery, Woolwich, England" and carried privately; no postal markings. The contents include "I arrived here just in time to witness the Surrender of this Island without loss of a man - The

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1797 (28 Feb.) entire letter addressed from "H.M.S. Vengeance...

cover 1797 (28 Feb.) entire letter addressed from "H.M.S. Vengeance, Trinidad" to Scotland showing poor unframed "PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER"; the contents give a graphic account of the capture of the island from the French ten days earlier. The entire with part of a flap torn away, some staining and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1802 (11 Apr.) entire letter to Connecticut showing "NEW B T ME...

cover 1802 (11 Apr.) entire letter to Connecticut showing "NEW B T ME" transit d.s.; a few minor stains. An early letter

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1803 (8 May) entire letter, headed "Government House" , from Mrs...

cover 1803 (8 May) entire letter, headed "Government House" , from Mrs. M.H. Fullarton, wife of Colonel William Fullarton, addressed to Edinburgh, rated "4/4" and showing red arrival c.d.s.; the address panel crossed by filing crease

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1805 entire to Connecticut, rated "19" in red and showing "WILM N D...

cover 1805 entire to Connecticut, rated "19" in red and showing "WILM N D" entry c.d.s. (24.1) and small "Ship" h.s.; fine

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1806 (24 Aug.) entire letter to Portsmouth, NH, showing manuscript...

cover 1806 (24 Aug.) entire letter to Portsmouth, NH, showing manuscript "Sh.12" (12 cents ship postage) and "GLOUCESTER ME" transit c.d.s. (1.10; crossed by filing crease

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1819 (25 May) entire letter addressed to Maybole, Scotland, rated...

cover 1819 (25 May) entire letter addressed to Maybole, Scotland, rated "2/8" , showing step-type "PORT GLASGOW/SHIP LETTER" (Type S.5) with Glasgow transit c.d.s. (9.7) alongside, fine

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1819 (28 May) lengthy entire letter, with two enclosures, addressed...

cover 1819 (28 May) lengthy entire letter, with two enclosures, addressed to Maybole, Scotland, rated "5/4" (deleted) and "8/8" , showing unframed "COVE/SHIP LETTER" (Type S.2) and Crowned "SHIP LETTER/DUBLIN" d.s. (12.7; Type S.3), both in red, and Dublin handstruck "1 s /- d "; some wear along

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1821 (18 Sept.) lengthy entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "10oz" in...

cover 1821 (18 Sept.) lengthy entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "10oz" in red ink, rated "3/-" (deleted) and "7/8½" , showing light framed "BELFAST/SHIP LETTER" (Type S.5) with clear arrival c.d.s. (19.11) in red alongside; a little worn and soiled at edges

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1804 (20 Feb.) entire letter addressed to "Lieut. Col. J.W. Cooke...

cover 1804 (20 Feb.) entire letter addressed to "Lieut. Col. J.W. Cooke, 7th Royal Garrison Battalion, Tower London" , rated "1/10" and showing superb strike at left (crossed by light vertical filing crease) with red arrival d.s. (10.5) on reverse. The earliest recorded date of any British Post

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1806 (30 May) entire to London, rated "2/-" and showing, on reverse...

cover 1806 (30 May) entire to London, rated "2/-" and showing, on reverse, a fine strike overstruck by red arrival c.d.s. (12.7), fine. Very rare. Photo

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1813 (9 July) and (15 Sept.) entire letters from the same...

cover 1813 (9 July) and (15 Sept.) entire letters from the same correspondence to Maybole, Scotland, both marked "pr. packet" , rated "5/-" and "2/6" respectively and showing, on reverse, good to fine strikes in a watery brownish ink, the latter also showing framed "Addl/½" h.s. on face; both a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1814 (19 Feb.) entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "pr. packet...

cover 1814 (19 Feb.) entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "pr. packet" , rated "2/5" and showing, on reverse, a good to fine strike with, on face, framed "Addl/½" and red arrival c.d.s. (9.4). Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1815 (7 June) entire letter to Maybole, Scotland, market "pr. packet...

cover 1815 (7 June) entire letter to Maybole, Scotland, market "pr. packet" , rated "7/6" and showing a very fine strike in black on reverse; the entire also shows framed "Addl/½" and Glasgow transit d.s. Photo

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1820 (7 Feb.) and 1821 (30 June) entire letters to London rated "2/2...

cover 1820 (7 Feb.) and 1821 (30 June) entire letters to London rated "2/2" , both showing mainly fine strikes on reverse; the former with some adhesive tape stains

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1822 (13 Jan.) lengthy entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "pr...

cover 1822 (13 Jan.) lengthy entire letter to Edinburgh, marked "pr. packet" and "1oz" , rated "9/8" and showing a mainly fine strike in black on reverse; the face also shows boxed "½" and red arrival d.s. Photo

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1826 (8 Oct.) entire letter rated "6/6" , 1828 (30 Nov.) entire...

cover 1826 (8 Oct.) entire letter rated "6/6" , 1828 (30 Nov.) entire letter marked "1oz" and rated "8/8" , and 1829 (28 Oct.) entire rated "4/4" , all addressed to London and showing good to fine strikes on reverse. An interesting trio

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1830 (22 Feb.) entire letter to London, rated "2/2" and showing, on...

cover 1830 (22 Feb.) entire letter to London, rated "2/2" and showing, on reverse, a fine strike with "0" of year missing. Photo

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1838 (25? Nov.) entire letter to London, rated "6/6" , showing red...

cover 1838 (25? Nov.) entire letter to London, rated "6/6" , showing red Inspector's Crown deleted and, on reverse, a good to fine strike with "1" of year missing just crossed by red arrival c.d.s.; a little soiled. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1839 (22 Sept.) entire letter to Birmingham, marked "p. Packet Paid...

cover 1839 (22 Sept.) entire letter to Birmingham, marked "p. Packet Paid" and "2/2 Paid" in red ink, and showing a good strike on reverse

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1842 (13 June) entire letter to Paris, rated "2/3" and "47...

cover 1842 (13 June) entire letter to Paris, rated "2/3" and "47" (decimes), showing framed "Packet Letter." and Calais entry d.s. in red with, on reverse, a good strike of the datestamp; 1842 (14 July) entire to Paris, rated "3/11" and marked "Paid" in red, showing London transit and Calais entry

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1843 (19 Sept.) entire letter to Glasgow, 1844 (7 Mar.) entire letter...

cover 1843 (19 Sept.) entire letter to Glasgow, 1844 (7 Mar.) entire letter to London and 1850 (6 June) entire letter to Barbados, each showing a good to fine strike on reverse

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1856 (26 Jan.) unpaid entire letter to London, marked "2/8" and "6...

cover 1856 (26 Jan.) unpaid entire letter to London, marked "2/8" and "6" and showing, on reverse, a fine strike with arrival c.d.s. alongside

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1856 (25 May) unpaid entire to London showing manuscript "6" with, on...

cover 1856 (25 May) unpaid entire to London showing manuscript "6" with, on reverse, a mainly fine strike and "1" numeral c.d.s

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1858 (9 Nov.) envelope to London showing red crayon "6" , fine...

cover 1858 (9 Nov.) envelope to London showing red crayon "6" , fine "PAID/AT/TRINIDAD" with arrival c.d.s. (2.12) alongside, both in red, and double-arc d.s. on reverse, fine. Photo

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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unused (5c.) blue with good margins all round, superb colour, unused with...

unused (5c.) blue with good margins all round, superb colour, unused with part original gum; small patch of browned gum at right which in no way detracts from superb appearance. An extremely rare stamp particularly in such fine condition. R.P.S. Certificate (1961). S.G. 1, £13,000. Photo

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover (5c.) blue with good margins almost all round (cut close at bottom...

cover (5c.) blue with good margins almost all round (cut close at bottom right for about 4mm., terminating with a minute rubbed spot), cancelled by neat pen cross on 1847 (14 Sept.) entire from Port of Spain to San Fernando. A fine and most attractive example of this important rarity. Duplicate

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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cover 1840-42 envelopes (3) from Sir Henry Macleod, the Governor General of...

cover 1840-42 envelopes (3) from Sir Henry Macleod, the Governor General of Trinidad, after whose wife the paddle steamer was named, to Major-General Sir Robert Gardiner in London: 1840 (Apr.) and (14 Nov.) and 1842 (Mar.) envelopes each rated "1/-" and showing double-arc d.s. on reverse; 1841 (1

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 19 Sep 2001

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Proof Six progressive proofs, each stamp-size in black on card, some with...

Proof Six progressive proofs, each stamp-size in black on card, some with margins, comprising:- 1) Face heavily shaded. Bale only, at left. Outline of ship sailing to left. 2) Similar to No. 1 but ship has been fully drawn, still sailing to left. 3) Much of the shading of the face, figure and lower

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 19 Sep 2001