Auction 28.10.1992

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 28.10.1992

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U5 1865 (15 Mar.) blue U5 to London, bearing India 1856-64 2a. yellow, 4a...

U5 1865 (15 Mar.) blue U5 to London, bearing India 1856-64 2a. yellow, 4a. black and 1860 8p., each cancelled "124" in diamond of bars and showing framed "INDIA PAID" in red with, on reverse, "ADEN STR.POINT"c.d.s. and London arrival for 5 April; the 2a. and 4a. with defects, nevertheless a scarce

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1925 (23 July) U5 to Aden, bearing India 1922-26 1a. tied by "KAMARAN...

U5 1925 (23 July) U5 to Aden, bearing India 1922-26 1a. tied by "KAMARAN" c.d.s.; 1928 (25 July) picture postcard to Kent and redirected to Devon, bearing India 1926 ½a. and 1a. tied by "PERIM" c.d.s.; 1932 (16 Feb.) U5 to Edinburgh, bearing India 1929 1½a. and 1931 ½a. pair, both tied by "SHEIKH

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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Ascension

Ascension U5 1923 (21 May) U5 (part of reverse torn away) registered to London, bearing 1922 8d. centrally cancelled (not tied) by a good strike of the c.d.s. and showing registration label with, on reverse, clear arrival d.s. for 6 June

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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Barbuda

Barbuda U5 1922 (23 Oct.) U5 registered to South Africa and 1923 (22 Nov.) U5 registered to Costa Rica, bearing ½d. pair + 1d. pair + 2d. and 2d. + 3d. respectively, all tied by "BARBUDA" c.d.s. and both showing, on reverse, New York transit d.s.; the former with manuscript and the latter with

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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Batum

Batum U5 1920 (14 Mar.) U5 to Constantinople, bearing 1919 imperf. 5r. brown tied by c.d.s.; the U5 with flap missing and some light stains. A scarce commercial franking. Photo

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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British East Africa

British East Africa U5 1892 (4 Jan.) 2a. registered U5 (size F) to Germany, bearing 1891 2½a. black on yellow-buff tied by Lamu c.d.s. and showing another strike alongside with, on reverse, arrival c.d.s. for 25 Jan. Photo

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1894 (10 Nov.) U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1890-94 ½a. and 2a., both clearly...

U5 1894 (10 Nov.) U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1890-94 ½a. and 2a., both clearly tied by Mombasa c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Zanzibar (12 Nov.), Aden (23 Nov.), London (10 Dec.) and New York (21 Dec.) transit d.s. An attractive franking. Photo

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1895 (28 Oct.) 2a. locally handstamped registered U5 (opened-out) to...

U5 1895 (28 Oct.) 2a. locally handstamped registered U5 (opened-out) to Hamburg, bearing 1895 (Nov.) "on India" 2½a. pair tied Lamu squared-circle d.s. and showing, on reverse, Aden (4 Nov.) transit and Hamburg (15 Nov.) arrival d.s. Rare. Photo Note: This cover proves that the overprinting of the

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1895 (20 Dec.) U5 to London, bearing 1895 (Dec.) "2½" on 1½a. clearly...

U5 1895 (20 Dec.) U5 to London, bearing 1895 (Dec.) "2½" on 1½a. clearly tied by large part Mombasa squared-circle d.s. and showing, on reverse, red arrival d.s. for 13 January 1896; the U5 with some small faults including minor tears at right, nevertheless a rare commercial useage. Photo Note: Only

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1895 (23 Dec.) "Hansing" U5 registered to Zanzibar, bearing 1895 (July...

U5 1895 (23 Dec.) "Hansing" U5 registered to Zanzibar, bearing 1895 (July) 4a. yellow-brown vertical pair tied by light Mombasa squared-circle d.s., showing "R" in oval and, on reverse, clear arrival c.d.s. Photo

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1895 (25 Dec.) 2a.registered U5 (1895 issue, size F) to England, bearing...

U5 1895 (25 Dec.) 2a.registered U5 (1895 issue, size F) to England, bearing 1895 (Dec.) "2½" on 1½a. clearly tied by Mombasa squared-circle d.s. and showing London transit d.s. below. Rare. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1896 (29 Jan.) U5 to London, bearing 1895 (July) 8a. blue (straight-edge...

U5 1896 (29 Jan.) U5 to London, bearing 1895 (July) 8a. blue (straight-edge at right) and 1895-96 on India ½a., both tied by legible Mombasa squared-circle d.s.; the U5 with some peripheral damage, nevertheless a most attractive franking. Photo Note: This cover is apparently overpaid 1a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1896 (27 Apr.) 2½a. stationery U5 (1895 issue) registered to Reval...

U5 1896 (27 Apr.) 2½a. stationery U5 (1895 issue) registered to Reval (Tallinn), Estonia, bearing 1895 (July) 4½a. dull violet tied by Mombasa squared-circle d.s. and showing, on reverse, Aden (4 May) and St. Petersburg (18 June) transit c.d.s.; the U5 slightly foreshortened at left. A rare and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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British Honduras

British Honduras U5 1889 (25 June) OHMS U5 registered to Germany, bearing 1889 (Feb.) 20c. on 6d. yellow tied by "O" obliterator, showing Belize c.d.s. with "R"in oval, straight-line "REGISTERED"h.s. and London transit d.s., the last three in red. Photo

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1899 (c.) U5 to Boston, U.S.A., bearing 1899 (July) 5c. overprinted...

U5 1899 (c.) U5 to Boston, U.S.A., bearing 1899 (July) 5c. overprinted "BEVENUE" (12mm. long), tied by indistinct c.d.s. and overstruck by offset of transit machine d.s.; the U5 with light vertical fold and some minor discoloration, nevertheless a very scarce stamp on cover. Photo

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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1893 (1 Mar.) G.B. 1d. stationery card registered to London, bearing 1893...

1893 (1 Mar.) G.B. 1d. stationery card registered to London, bearing 1893 "40 PARAS" on ½d. vermilion (broken "S") clearly tied by "BRITISH POST OFFICE/STAMBOUL" c.d.s., fine. Photo

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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British Solomon Islands

British Solomon Islands U5 1907 (15 Mar.) U5 addressed by Charles Woodford, the Resident Commissioner, to Colonel Burns at Sydney, bearing 1907 2d. tied by clear Tulagi, in combination with New South Wales 2½d. tied by Sydney c.d.s. for 28 March; the U5 with light vertical crease clear of adhesives

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1907 (10 Sept.) U5 registered to Munich, bearing 1907 1d., 2d. and 2½d...

U5 1907 (10 Sept.) U5 registered to Munich, bearing 1907 1d., 2d. and 2½d., each cancelled by Tulagi c.d.s., showing "R" in oval, blue crayon registration number and, on reverse, Sydney transit c.d.s. for 25 September; the U5 with light vertical crease clear of adhesives, otherwise fine. A rare and

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1907 (10 Nov.) picture postcard to Denmark, bearing 1907 1d. tied by...

U5 1907 (10 Nov.) picture postcard to Denmark, bearing 1907 1d. tied by clear Tulagi c.d.s., fine. A scarce franking and a rare destination. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1908 (7 Apr.) OHBMS U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1907 2½d. tied by Tulagi...

U5 1908 (7 Apr.) OHBMS U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1907 2½d. tied by Tulagi c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Sydney and San Francisco transit d.s. Rare and attractive. Ex Jersey. Photo

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1908 (2 Nov.) OHBMS U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1907 ½d. and 2d. clearly tied...

U5 1908 (2 Nov.) OHBMS U5 to U.S.A., bearing 1907 ½d. and 2d. clearly tied by Tulagi c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Sydney (13 Nov.) transit d.s. A rare and attractive franking. Photo

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1910 (16 May) U5, with "GOVERNMENT RESIDENCE, TULAGI" printed on flap...

U5 1910 (16 May) U5, with "GOVERNMENT RESIDENCE, TULAGI" printed on flap, to Wollongong, New South Wales, bearing 1908 1d. pair tied by Tulagi c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Sydney transit d.s. for 20 May.; the U5 with flap detached and rejoined. Photo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1912 (5 Aug.) U5 (part flap missing) to England, bearing 1908 1d. tied...

U5 1912 (5 Aug.) U5 (part flap missing) to England, bearing 1908 1d. tied by poor Tulagi c.d.s.; 1913 (20 May) U5 from Tulagi to Coffs Harbour, bearing 1908 1d. and 2d.; 1929 (18 July) U5 registered to Switzerland and flown by air from Adelaide to Perth, bearing 1913 11d. tied by Kieta c.d.s. and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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Burma

Burma U5 1866 (13 Apr.) Rangoon Harbour shipping report to Canton, bearing India 1865 8p. and Official 1866 1a., both clearly cancelled and tied by "MOULMEIN/127" duplex in blue and showing a double strike of sender's cachet at lower left; the report with some faults none of which significantly

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1870 (Feb.) U5 to U.S.A., marked "Via Southampton" , bearing India 1865...

U5 1870 (Feb.) U5 to U.S.A., marked "Via Southampton" , bearing India 1865 8p. pair and 1868 8a., each with manuscript "40" and tied by very rare "BASSEIN/P.O./B/21" duplex (? showing "JA" error of month), the 8p. pair additionally tied by New Orleans transit c.d.s. in red, showing manuscript "1/1

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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Bushire

Bushire U5 1915 (26 Aug.) picture postcard bearing 1915 (15 Aug.) 1ch. (2); 1915 (28 Aug.) U5 (light vertical fold) bearing 1915 (Aug.) 1ch. and 3ch. on reverse; 1915 (28 Aug.) large piece bearing 1915 (Aug.) 12ch. and showing bi-lingual Censor label; 1915 (6 Sept.) picture postcard bearing 1915

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE U5 UNDATED WRAPPER TO COPENHAGEN, MARKED "VIA ENGLAND AND ROYAL MAIL STEAMER" , BEARING 1855-58 1D. ROSE PAIR (CUT-INTO ON ONE SIDE AND ONE WITH SMALL REPAIRED TEAR) PARTLY AFFIXED OVER EDGE OF WRAPPER AND TIED BY HEAVY TRIANGULAR OBLITERATOR, SHOWING RED CRAYON "1" WITH, ON

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1861 BLUE U5 FROM GRAAFF-REINET TO ENGLAND, BEARING 1855-58 1D...

U5 1861 BLUE U5 FROM GRAAFF-REINET TO ENGLAND, BEARING 1855-58 1D. BRICK-RED PAIR (SMALL TO LARGE MARGINS) AND 4D. BLUE (CLEAR TO LARGE MARGINS), BOTH CLEARLY CANCELLED AND SHOWING, ON REVERSE, PART CAPE TOWN TRANSIT D.S.; THE U5 SOILED AND WITH SOME SKILLFUL REPAIR WORK AT TOP. PHOTO

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1892 (4 Nov.) U5 registered to Barbados, bearing 1892 white paper 1d...

U5 1892 (4 Nov.) U5 registered to Barbados, bearing 1892 white paper 1d. and 2½d. (3), each cancelled by "RAROTONGA" c.d.s. (Type A3), showing Registered Auckland transit c.d.s. (11 Nov.), New York Exchange registration label with, on reverse, San Francisco (22 Dec.) and New York (29 Dec.) transit

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 28 Oct 1992

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U5 1893 (6 Feb.) 1d. stationery card (1892 issue) from J.H.Garnier, the...

U5 1893 (6 Feb.) 1d. stationery card (1892 issue) from J.H.Garnier, the Chief Postmaster, to W.A.Cooper in San Francisco, bearing 1892 white paper 2½d., both cancelled by Rarotonga c.d.s. (Type A3), showing Auckland transit c.d.s. (14 Feb.) and unclear arrival d.s. Photo

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 28 Oct 1992