Auction 21.09.1993

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 21.09.1993 - 22.09.1993

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The mint and used collection of B.W.I. countries (B-C), including Bahamas...

The mint and used collection of B.W.I. countries (B-C), including Bahamas 1901-03 Staircase 1d. to 3/- mint and used, 1902-10 5/- mint and used, 1912-19 #1 (both shades) mint and used, 1921-37 mint values to #1; Barbados 1882-86 mint to 5/- including 3d. deep purple, 1897-98 blued paper mint or used

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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The fine collection of Q.V. imperforate and perforated issues, including...

The fine collection of Q.V. imperforate and perforated issues, including better selections of Great Britain including used abroad, British East Africa, British Guiana 1860 4c. blue used, Canada, Ceylon 1857-59 2d. green unused, 5d., 6d., 9d., 10d. and 1/- used, Gambia 1869 4d. brown used, Hong Kong

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £700 - £800

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover A collection of postal stationery (98, nearly all cards/reply cards...

cover A collection of postal stationery (98, nearly all cards/reply cards) overprinted "SPECIMEN", covering a wide range of countries and including a good selection of West Indies, British Bechuanaland 1888 1d. with the h.s. double, one inverted, and Zululand 1893 ½d. h.s. in violet. Also a few

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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A mint and used selection comprising Ceylon 1899-1901 1r.50 and 2r.25 mint...

A mint and used selection comprising Ceylon 1899-1901 1r.50 and 2r.25 mint; Great Britain 1887-92 #1 and 1902-10 10/- used; India 1865 2a. single and corner pair, 1866-78 6a.8p., mint; Montserrat 1903 1/- to 5/- mint; Natal Edward #1, #1 10s. (3), #5, used with fiscal postmarks; Newfoundland 1911-16

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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The mint and used selection, comprising Australia 1913 2/- mint, 1931-36...

The mint and used selection, comprising Australia 1913 2/- mint, 1931-36 10/-, #1 and #2 "SPECIMEN", 1948-56 #2 used block of four; Canada 1879-88 15c. slate-blue mint; New South Wales 1897 Charity 1d. (1/-) unmounted mint block of four; Nova Scotia 1851-57 3d. bright blue, 6d. yellow-green used

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £180 - £200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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A miscellaneous, mainly K.G.V1, selection, comprising Brunei 1924-37 and...

A miscellaneous, mainly K.G.V1, selection, comprising Brunei 1924-37 and 1947-51 mint sets -- the former with $1 showing curious inking flaw in value tablet etc., the latter with some blocks to $5; Cook Islands/Niue/Samoa used selection with values to 3/-; Papua mint 1938 Air set and 1939 Air set in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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unmounted mint A miscellaneous Q.E. range in three stockbooks...

unmounted mint A miscellaneous Q.E. range in three stockbooks, predominantly Africa and including Mauritius 1865 2c. to 10r., Rhodesia 1966 (both sets), Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1959-62 set and many others. (Hundreds

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1804-1957, range of E.L., E., XU5 and cards (41 items), the majority...

cover 1804-1957, range of E.L., E., XU5 and cards (41 items), the majority originating from Ceylon and include a fine 1901 XU5 to Holland bearing 5c. strip of three showing violet oval "DIYATALAWARA CAMP/PASSED/CENSOR" h.s.; earlier entires comprise 1804-65 (12 items) from Ceylon and India showing

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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1845-1961, mint and used selection in two small albums and on leaves...

1845-1961, mint and used selection in two small albums and on leaves, including general ranges of Ceylon; Great Britain with a few Revenues, College stamps; India and States; Kuwait; South Australia departmentals, etc., poor to fine. (hundreds

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1907-52 XU5 (16), postcards (2) all from African countries comprising...

cover 1907-52 XU5 (16), postcards (2) all from African countries comprising Gambia 1922 XU5 registered to Grenoble bearing 3d. pair, Gold Coast (4, all registered), Lagos 1907 real photographic postcard used from Brass, Nigeria (3, including a postal certificate), South Africa (3), Southern Nigeria

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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Air Mail cover 1929-30 flight XU5 (12) and a front comprising Bahamas 1929...

Air Mail cover 1929-30 flight XU5 (12) and a front comprising Bahamas 1929 (2 Jan.) Bahamas to Miami, Palestine 1929 (2 April) Gaza to London, South Africa 1929 (29 Aug.) various flights (9), Straits Settlements 1929 (29 July) Penang to London, and an Antigua front

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1939-1946 (c) XU5 and cards etc., the collection including Indian...

cover 1939-1946 (c) XU5 and cards etc., the collection including Indian, East African and South Africa F.P.O.s, Australian Forces with fine "HMAS HOBART/TOKYO JAPAN" cachet (2 Sept. 1945); Polish and Czech Forces in G.B.; and "RAFPOST/HONGKONG" d.s., also a few later items. Some faults and damage

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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Specimen 1946 Victory, the selection of forty-one sets perforated...

Specimen 1946 Victory, the selection of forty-one sets perforated "SPECIMEN", including Aden (the three sets), Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Malta, Pitcairn Islands, etc., mint, chiefly fine. Cat. #2270

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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Proof 1949 U.P.U. master die proof of the design used for the top value of...

Proof 1949 U.P.U. master die proof of the design used for the top value of the British Commonwealth issue, with name and duty tablet blank, and showing several small areas of the design unfinished (shading incomplete), printed in dull purple-brown on wove paper (148x115mm.) with reversed die number

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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Proof Head facing left, in black on glazed card (41x51mm). Photo

Proof Head facing left, in black on glazed card (41x51mm). Photo

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1838 (23 Apr.) E.L., with disinfection slits, from Bombay to Ireland...

cover 1838 (23 Apr.) E.L., with disinfection slits, from Bombay to Ireland, marked "To England via Red Sea by the Steamer Atalanta from Bombay" , rated "3/8½" (deleted) and "4/1" , showing framed "To the care of/M r WAGHORN" (on reverse and crossed by tear caused through opening), oval-framed

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1838 (2 Aug.) E.L. from London to Calcutta (10.11 arrival), rated...

cover 1838 (2 Aug.) E.L. from London to Calcutta (10.11 arrival), rated "2/6" , showing on face fine strike of rare "CARE OF MR. WAGHORN/ALEXANDRIA" handstamp (lightly crossed by fold), and with manuscript "114/GWW" marking of the London agent for Smith, Elder & C0. (G.W.Wheatley). A particularly

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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used 1854-1955 (c.) a selection of adhesives with values to 15r. (a few on...

used 1854-1955 (c.) a selection of adhesives with values to 15r. (a few on pieces) showing various cancellations including "124" on 1854 cut-to-shape 4a. (2) and a selection of different style d.s., a few from offices other than Aden (83 items), together with 1906-37 covers/cards (4, two from Aden

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1851 E. to Bordeaux, rated "90" , showing fine "ADEN/ Paid" in red...

cover 1851 E. to Bordeaux, rated "90" , showing fine "ADEN/ Paid" in red with manuscript "8as" inserted, showing Crowned "MAURITIUS/GPO" d.s. (24.3), "PAQ. ANG/1 MARSEILLE 1" c.d.s. in red (30.4) and, on reverse, Alexandria (23.5) and arrival (2.6) c.d.s.; the E. with non-contemporary numeral h.s

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1856 (27 Mar.) XU5 to England, bearing 1854 4a. (cut to shape...

cover 1856 (27 Mar.) XU5 to England, bearing 1854 4a. (cut to shape) clearly cancelled "124" in barred diamond, showing framed "INDIA PAID" in red (Type P3) alongside and, on reverse, Aden double-arc c.d.s. Neat and attractive. Ex Hibbert. Photo

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1858 (10 Apr.) E.L. to Marseille, rated "6" (deleted) and "8" (h.s...

cover 1858 (10 Apr.) E.L. to Marseille, rated "6" (deleted) and "8" (h.s.), showing "GB/1 F 60 C " accountancy h.s. (Salles 2.128 - rare on mail from Aden) with London (10.5), Calais (11.5) and Paris (11.5) transit c.d.s. Photo

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1871 (8 July) XU5 to Norfolk, bearing 1865 2a. orange and 1866 4a...

cover 1871 (8 July) XU5 to Norfolk, bearing 1865 2a. orange and 1866 4a., both tied by fine blue "125" barred diamond and showing, on reverse, "ADEN CANTONMENT" c.d.s. (Type D4) in blue; the XU5 a little soiled, nevertheless a rare and attractive franking. Photo

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1878 (21 Jan.) XU5 (stains) to Italy, bearing 1865 2a. orange and...

cover 1878 (21 Jan.) XU5 (stains) to Italy, bearing 1865 2a. orange and 1866 4a., both cancelled "B-22" (Type K10 - a year earlier than recorded) with Aden d.s. (Type D12) alongside and, on reverse, Brindisi (7.2) and arrival c.d.s. Photo

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1903 (25 Feb.) XU5 to Ordnance Depot Aden, marked "No stamps...

cover 1903 (25 Feb.) XU5 to Ordnance Depot Aden, marked "No stamps available, Field Service" , showing circular-framed "T", small oval-framed "ADEN/UNPAID" d.s. in green (crossed by tear caused through opening) and horseshoe "ADEN/DUE AS." h.s. with manuscript "½" inserted. Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1918 (1 Aug.) "ON ACTIVE SERVICE" printed XU5 (roughly torn open and...

cover 1918 (1 Aug.) "ON ACTIVE SERVICE" printed XU5 (roughly torn open and damaged at right) from F.P.O. 324 (Sheikh Othman) to Bombay, showing boxed "BUY A RS. 10/POST OFFICE CASH/CERTIFICATE FOR RS. 7·12" h.s. and violet arrival censor cachet. Very scarce. Photo

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1928 (Dec.) picture postcard from York to a soldier at Steamer Point...

cover 1928 (Dec.) picture postcard from York to a soldier at Steamer Point, Aden, bearing G.B. ½d. (2), showing arrival c.d.s. (30.12), octagonal-framed "ADEN/UNPAID" d.s. (Type UP8), framed "FOREIGN POSTAGE DUE/1 ANNA" (Type UP11) and framed "T/10", mainly good strikes. Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1915-18 XU5 (3) and picture postcards (4) showing various censor...

cover 1915-18 XU5 (3) and picture postcards (4) showing various censor markings including straight-line "PASSED BY CENSOR, ADEN.", ornamental circular-framed "PASSED CENSOR/ADEN" showing Nos. A 3, A 108 and AB-105, and double-ring "POSTAL/ADEN/CENSOR" (the card also shows Eritrea arrival censor

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1918 (15 Oct.) O.A.S. XU5 to Bombay, showing large "P" h.s. and two...

cover 1918 (15 Oct.) O.A.S. XU5 to Bombay, showing large "P" h.s. and two strikes of "PASSED BY CENSOR/F 244/ADEN FIELD FORCE" diamond h.s., all in violet and, on reverse, F.P.O. 324 c.d.s. (Sheikh Othman). Very scarce. Photo

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1918 (31 Oct.) O.A.S. XU5 to Bushire, showing very scarce "PASSED BY...

cover 1918 (31 Oct.) O.A.S. XU5 to Bushire, showing very scarce "PASSED BY CENSOR/M 105/ADEN" "Star of David" h.s. in violet and triangular "PASSED BY CENSOR/D 566/ADEN" h.s. in purple with, on reverse, Base Office Aden and Bushire c.d.s.; the XU5 roughly opened and torn at top, and a little creased

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993

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cover 1939-45 XU5 (39) showing various civilian and military censor...

cover 1939-45 XU5 (39) showing various civilian and military censor markings etc. including diamond type for Nos. 1-3, 5, 7 (4), 8, 11 and 18 (2), also one from U.S. APO 663

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 21 Sep 1993 - 22 Sep 1993