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STAMP AUCTION

 Monday 14 April 2008
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Catalogue of Postage Stamps to be sold by Public Auction, within the
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    Lots 195-291 United Kingdom
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          Collections and Mixed Lots.    

        1     Box with a bundle of items previously unsold in our Buy or Bid Sale, with a total "stated
         
     to catalogue" price of £7,000+. Mainly Commonwealth, plus German States, a few France
         
     and others. Also two stockbooks of largely used Commonwealth.
þ     ..        £300.
        2     Small bundle of stockcards with selected Commonwealth and foreign stamps, a number
         
     of them earlier, and inc. Germany & States, Spain, S.W.A., Canada, Cyprus, Kuwait, NZ,
         
     etc., etc. Total s.t.c.£3,300. þ      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
        3     World general colln. in three Avon and five other mixed albums. No obvious duplication.

         
     (c.12,000) þ            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
        4     Reasonable but untidy mix in carton inc. bundle of pages, loose, an album of USA, some

         
     covers and cards, etc. (1,000s) þ                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
        5     German-biased carton with several stockbooks, pages and loose, plus covers, bundles of

         
     German ETBs, etc. Many other countries also inc. modern Japan. (1,000s) þ         ..                    50.
        6     Mainly German mix in carton with several stockbooks, other pages, loose. (1,000s)
þ                 45.
        7     Duplicated Austria and Germany FDCs, other covers inc. many German FDCs, several

         
     stockbooks of mixed world (again much Germany), etc. (1,000s) þ      ..               ..                    40.
        8     Bundle of large envelopes each with seln. of one country (loose or pages), many others in

         
     stockbook, album, packets, etc. (1,000s) þ    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
        9     Mixed box inc. a stockbook of Middle East/Turkey, tin of mainly Commonwealth, albums,
         
     loose, quantity of UK. (1,000s)
þ                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      10     Medium box with on and off-paper world mix to about 1929 sorted into envelopes, much
         
     Commonwealth and Europe. (Few 100s) þ    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      11     Small tub of stockcards with generally selected stamps of a mix of countries. (100s)
þ                  30.
      12     World stamps – some loose, some on approval sheets/cards, etc. (1,000s)
þ         ..                    30.
      13     Carton with stockbooks/album of world stamps, bundles of UK FDCs, etc. (1,000s)
þ               24.
      14     Carton with five mixed stockbooks and other binders with a scattering of stamps, a bag of

         
     world kiloware, and others. þ      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      15     Four stockbooks of largely Commonwealth m. & u., plus some USA, much about 1950s/60s.

         
     (100s) þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      16     Album with some cheap FDCs, a bundle of Malaya presentation packs (16), plus other

         
     Singapore, Jersey, etc. þ             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      17     Mix in medium box with small stockbook, ice cream tub, pages, etc. All-world mainly off-
         
     paper. (100s)
þ        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      18     World colln. in two folders, and mixed loose. (Many 100s)
þ                ..               ..                    20.
      19     An empty Royal Mail FDC album, empty New Pioneer cover album, folder with a few UK
         
     country packs/FDCs, and a few odd others.
þ                 ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      20     UK, Commonwealth and foreign in packets in a few ice cream tubs. (1,000s)
þ                           15.
      21     Long box with loose world mix of off-paper stamps, little or no UK. (c.280g net weight)
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      22     A similar lot, but c.260g. þ          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      23     Box with about 1.5kg of world (non-UK) kiloware, fairly cheap mix. þ ..            12.
      24     Approx. 1kg net of world (non-UK) cheaper kiloware.
þ ..                   ..            10.
      25     Small stockbook of Germany, two small boxes of loose stamps etc. (100s)
þ         ..                      8.
      26     British Commonwealth; three stockalbums with an attractive collection of QV to KG5
         
     (plus some KG6) mint and used. As well as a range of the more straightforward material,
         
     there are very many stamps or sets/short sets worth at least a pound or two, and a good
         
     scattering of better. Really is worth viewing. (c.2,000)
þ   ..                   ..        £800.
      27     --; accumulation of new issues as received from Urch Harris & Co. Ltd. about 1988-94.
         
     Appears to be mainly used (c.t.o.) for a number of countries (Australia, AAT, Bermuda,
         
     Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, NZ, UK), plus mint Ascension, BAT, Kiribati. Approx.
         
     48 distributions, generally originally costing about £10 to £30 per batch (and sometimes as
         
     much as £80+).
þ     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £350.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      28     British Commonwealth; mainly 1953-68 mounted mint collection in eight New Age
         
     albums, quite strongly represented across the whole Commonwealth about 1964-68 and
         
     with many countries quite well filled in other years, and nearly all as complete sets.
         
     (100s) þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £260.
      29     --; filing box containing fifty-two remainder club exchange books with a wide variety of
         
     countries, mainly used. Remainders PTSA £1,350. (generally at about 20% catalogue)
         
     (100s) þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
      30     --; stockbook of mint only, mainly KG6/earlier QE (though some earlier and later). Some
         
     sets included but the majority are odds or part sets. (c.800)
þ               ..               ..                £120.
      31     --; remainder collection in New Ideal album (for issues 1840-1936), with some countries
         
     quite well stripped, other apparently untouched. Lots of decent mid-value material.
         
     (800+)
þ                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
      32     --; 1965-69 three albums containing m.mint stamps as received as new issues, often with
         
     mixed countries mounted on same page. Attractive, but unusual arrangement. (100s) þ             £100.
      33     --; conventional m. & u. collection in two albums, up to about the 1960s (some later) with

         
     a scattering of medium values. (100s) þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
      34     --; six stockbooks of mixed countries inc. UK, Gibraltar, PNG, NZ. Some Germany also

         
     included. (100s) þ    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    65.
      35     --; mainly earlier QE and some KG6 colln. in album. (c.300)
þ             ..               ..                    40.
      36     --; stockbook of mainly used, most periods and areas covered. (c.1,750) þ           ..                    35.
      37     --; mix in file box inc. stockalbum, remainder album of NZ, loose, stockbook of Ceylon, etc.
         
     (1,000s) þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      38     --; Queen Victoria selections of Australian States (75), Ceylon (70), and New Zealand (35).

         
     Varied used condition.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      39     --; two stockbooks with mainly used range. (100s)
þ       ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      40     --; two medium stockbooks of Canada, NZ, and other mixed countries. (100s)
þ 15.
      41     --; stockbook of mainly Canada (average range, mainly used, some dupl.) plus just a few

         
     mixed others. (100s) þ                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      42     --; Omnibus; 1935 Silver Jubilee – 22 different m.m. sets (a few stamps maybe u.m.), many

         
     with toning of gum though fronts of many are fine. S.t.c.£300. (88) Also an Austrian-
         
     produced 1911 Coronation label.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            60.
      43     --; --; stockbook of 1935 Jubilee (c.200 inc. a few sets), 1937 Coronation (85 inc. 21 sets),
         
     1945-46 Victory (27 sets), and 1953 Coronation (25). Also some QV (150).
þ                          40.
      44     --; --; 1981 Royal Wedding collection still in packets as delivered from Stanley Gibbons,
         
     comprising distribution nos. MU-01 to MU-20 (missing MU-19), plus MZ-01 to MZ-06
         
     (these their so-called “Lost Stamps of the Pacific”). Original cost probably c.£750+ Also
         
     binder, printed pages, etc. þ        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
      45     --; --; 1981 R.Wedding u.m. gutter blocks of ten of Grenada and Grenadines overprinted

         
     “P.R.G.”, and of Uganda with 1982 21st Birthday opt. Cat.£201.           ..               ..                    12.
      46     Europe; two small stockbooks with mainly used early/middle periods seln. (c.700) þ                   20.
      47     --; Hungary 1932 Madonna 2p, 5p, 10p m.m. (cat. c.£130.), 1p, 2p, 10p fair/fine used (£31.);
         
     also dupl. Russian souvenir covers for 1994 British Royal Visit, and for Sikorsky. 24.
      48     --; bundle of club book remainders, mainly Germany, PTSA £177 (usually at about 25%
         
     catalogue). (100s)
þ ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
      49     Foreign; thirty-four remainder club exchange books with a wide variety of largely
         
     European countries, mainly used. Remainders PTSA £425. (generally at about 20%
         
     catalogue) (100s) þ  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    85.
      50     --; odd mix in stockbook of French Colonies (90), Croatia (36), Slesvig (13), and Venezuela

         
     (210, 3 m.s.) þ         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.

A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

General, 14 April 2008                               Page 4                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      51     Latin America; small stockbook with range of u.m. Argentina 1955-66 plus early to middle
         
     used from other countries with little dupl. (c.430, of which c.75% is Argentine) þ 15.
      52     Middle East; bundle of u.m. Arab States sets and m.s., much being Appendix issues, but

         
     also several 1964-65 Umm Al Qiwain sets cat.£10+. Light dupl. (71, 54 m.s.)        ..                    24.
      53     Thematic; Cricket; Jamaica 1968 MCC set on illus FDC signed by sixteen different
         
     England players (inc. Colin Cowdrey, John Snow, Alan Knott, etc.). Also two 1966 Barb-
         
     ados maxi cards with Independence 35c stamps, each card autographed by Gary Sobers.
[view image]             40.
      54     --; Entertainment; several modern u.m. sets and m.s. inc. Elvis Presley and Disney (5 sets,
         
     15 m.s.)  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
      55     --; Europe; album with seln. of u.m. Europa and other issues with European Unity or similar
         
     themes; also a few United Nations (Geneva), and Swiss issues for International Organisat-
         
     ions. Very little dupl. (c.680)
þ    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      56     --; Football; 1986 World Cup Masterfile binder with 25 single-stamp FDCs (inc. one each
         
     signed by Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore), 54 u.m. stamps, 18 u.m. m.s.
þ                           40.
      57     --; Miniature Sheets; lever arch file of u.m. and c.t.o. m.s. from around 1970. Little dupl.,
         
     and few are Commonwealth – many c.t.o. from Arab States, USSR, etc. A few covers and
         
     exhibition souvenirs also. (c.340 items)
þ        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      58     --; --; small box with bundle of modern u.m. miniature sheets comprising various Common-
         
     wealth Disney (19), and a mix of ten others (inc. “illegals”).
þ                ..               ..                    15.
      59     --; Paintings; stockbook of mainly c.t.o. (c.180)
þ         ..                   ..               ..                      5.
      60     --; Second World War; small u.m. lot, mainly 1991 Pearl Harbor Anniv. (1, 7 m.s.)
þ                12.
      61     --; Telephone; seln. of m. & u. 1976 issues. (c.90)
þ      ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      62     Covers; mixed box of covers from numerous countries – FDCs, commercial, philatelic,
         
     postal stationery. (c.500)
þ          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      63     --; British Commonwealth; 1966-70 (mainly 1967-69) fine and attractive collection of first
         
     day covers in five cover albums, apparently as obtained as new issues, so generally illus.
         
     covers with neat address or unaddressed, and mainly of commem sets though some defin
         
     sets also (c.400). Also another album with colln. of 1973 R.Wedding FDCs (c.125 inc.
         
     duplicates)
þ            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
      64     --; Europe; bundle of modern Russia, Estonia, Belarus, etc. (c.65)
þ    ..            15.
      65     --; Autographed Covers; 2002 Falklands War FDCs of Falklands (signed by Simon Weston),
         
     Ascension (Jeremy Black, commander of Invincible), and St. Helena (“Sharkey” Ward).             15.
     
Ü     --; --; see also Thematic (Cricket), and UK (Autographed Covers).
      66     --; Aviation; bundle of mainly 1960s-70s, the majority philatelic. (c.80) ..            20.
      67     --; Numismatic Covers; 1999-2001 five covers of UK, Guernsey and Gibraltar.
þ                    12.
     
Ü     --; --; see also Germany.
      68     --; Princess Diana; 1997-98 colln. in two albums of single-stamp FDCs of various countries,
         
     typed addresses. (77)
þ               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      69     --; Railway; mainly used in stockbook. (c.180)
þ           ..                   ..               ..                      8.
      70     --; Royalty; 1937-99 small colln., mainly later, inc. 1937 pair of French Duke of Windsor
         
     wedding souvenir covers, 1986 (23 July) Royal Wedding set on reg. cover postmarked
         
     Windsor Castle, a few FDCs, pres. packs, etc. (42 items)
þ                 ..               ..                    30.
     
Ü     Perfins; see UK.
      71     Cinderella; two similar sheets, each of six labels for 1957 Scout Jamboree, inscribed in
         
     Esperanto (printed in Barcelona). ..                 ..               ..                   ..              5.
     
Ü     --; see also Norway, USA.
      72     Literature; five SG Sectional catalogues
viz. 1986 Austria & Hungary, 1993 Benelux, 1997
         
     Italy & Switzerland, 1996 Portugal & Spain, and 1996 Middle East. þ ..            10.
      73     --; six books by James Mackay – Skeleton Postmarks of Scotland, Postal History of Glasgow,

         
     Postal History of Dumfries, Scottish Postmarks, and Parcel Post of the British Isles. þ         15.
      74     Supplies (Second-Hand); two old SG Oriel albums (dark blue) with some other pages. þ          10.
                                                        
General, 14 April 2008                               Page 5                                       Estimate.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 8 April to Saturday 12 April; viewing of all lots at our shop, normal shop hours
              (Tue 10-6, Wed 2-9, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-7).
Monday 14 April; larger lots (marked “
þ” in the description); on view at auction venue 3pm-6.50pm.
              smaller lots; on view at auction venue 5pm-6.50pm. 
Any lots marked “
Ä” will not be taken to the auction venue (viewing at shop only)

 

                  
            Non-Philatelic Items
      Ü     Autographs; see Thematic (Cricket) and (Football), USA (1945), and UK (Autographed
         
     Covers).
      75     Coins; box of mixed world coins, although a fair proportion is UK pennies. (c.11kg) þ                20.
      76     --; small box with approx. 2kg loose world mix.
þ           ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      77     Documents; 1821-90 seln. of six documents, with several tax stamps, mainly English.                  10.
      78     Medallions; 1897-1937 seln. of 14 commercially produced medallions for Coronations or
              Jubilees, plus seven others (these last mainly copies). Also a few cig. type cards.
þ 24.
      79     Postcards; large accumulation in eight shoeboxes or similar. Mixed used and unused, UK
         
     and foreign, some sorted, and inc. some unused Scottish in wholesale bundles. (Estimated
         
     c.5,000)
Ä                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      80     --; accumulation in four shoeboxes of mainly modern – used and unused, UK and foreign.
         
     (Estimated c.3,000)
Ä                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      81     Telephone Cards; album with seln. of German phonecards, little dupl., mainly pictorial.
         
     (137)
þ ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
                  

           Classified by Country
      82     Aden; 1937 Dhow short set to 8a u.m., SG 1-8 cat.£60.  ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      83     Ascension; 1981-87 u.m. all-different seln. of commem sets and defins, cat. c.£73. (c.150,
         
     5 m.s.)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      84     Australian States; New South Wales; 1854-59 8d golden yellow good sound used but
         
     with quite heavy cancel which is accentuated by the stamp's light colour. Four good
         
     margins. SG 97 cat.£1,300.
[view image]          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
      85     --; Western Australia; 1854 "Black Swan" 1d used (faults, cat.£200.), 1854-55 4d used
         
     (fair, cut-to-shape, cat.£180.). Also five other UK/Commonwealth stamps and the very poor
         
     remains of a UK booklet.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      86     Australia; 1913-35 (approx.) seln. of used ‘Roos to 5/-, inc. OS perfins (4) and OS NSW
         
     perfin (1). S.t.c.£540. (62)            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      87     --; large accumulation in two boxes comprising three cover albums of mainly FDCs
         
     (c.1978-90), two albums of m. & u. PSEs, a stockbook of mainly mint, and many other
         
     quite modern FDCs, presentation packs, and others in bundles.
þ         ..               ..                £150.
      88     --; 1981-87 collection on stockleaves of commem sets and defin odds, all c.t.o. and nearly
         
     all-different, inc. se-tenant strips. Also includes A.A.T. Cat. c.£240. (c.330, 3 m.s.) 40.
      89     --; Post Office Year Books for 1981-87 and 1989-94 (13)
þ              ..               ..                    75.
      90     Austria; 1883-1989 stockbook with m. & u.  ranges (c.480, 2 m.s. 1 FDC)
þ     ..                    12.
      91     --; 1890-1978 stockbook with m. & u. seln., bulk post-1960, some dupl. (c.900)
þ                   30.
      92     --; 1977-91 stockbook with seln. of u.m. and f.u. (c.t.o.), often in pairs. (c.720, 13 m.s.)
þ         30.
      93     --; stockbook with colln. of c.650 different, largely used.
þ                   ..               ..                    10.
      94     Barbados; QV to QE in stockbook, majority used, with mixed duplication. (c.750)
þ                 24.
      95     Bechuanaland; 1953-66 m.m. seln., plus 1961 opts. f.u., s.t.c.£180. (76)             ..                    40.
      96     Belgium; 1863-1944 stockbook of m. & u. with dupl. Includes a few better 1930s odds.
         
     (c.1,000)
þ              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      97     --; stockbook with largely used colln. of c.1,200 different.
þ                 ..               ..                    18.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

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      98     Bermuda; QV to QE mainly used in slim stockbook, often duplicated. (c.600+) þ 30.
      99     --; 1981-87 all-different seln. of used (c.t.o.) commem sets and defin odds (inc. Ships $5).
         
     Cat. c.£176. (120, 2 m.s.)            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    100     British Antarctic Territory; 1981-87 all-different seln. of u.m. commem sets plus 1984
         
     Marine Life defin set. Cat. c.£43. (63)             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    101     Canada; 1897 Jubilee $1 unmounted mint. Centred low, one slightly short perf at top, one
         
     small spot on gum, the gum slightly migrated into the paper at one side. Not quite perfect,
         
     but quite good. SG 136 (cat.£450. for m.m.).[view image]  ..               ..                   ..            80.
    102     --; 1897 Jubilee $1 good mounted mint, centred a little high and one short perf at top. SG
         
     136 cat.£450.
[view image]            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    103     --; 1897 Jubilee $2 good used, centred to left. Relatively light barred cancel. SG 137 cat.
         
     £350.
[view image]     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    104     --; 1897 Jubilee $3 heavily mounted mint (though gum slightly disturbed), centred well to
         
     left and just a little low. SG 138 cat.£900.
[view image]        ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    105     --; 1903-12 KE7 2c imperf. pair m.m., SG 177a cat.£28. ..                   ..            10.
    106     --; 1926 both types of 2c surcharge on 3c m.m., SG 264-5 cat.£61.      ..               ..                    15.
    107     --; 1951-95 mint collection in Scott printed album, appearing substantially complete, and
         
     largely u.m. (c.1,300). Also some Newfoundland mainly used (c.110)
þ                 ..                £130.
    108     --; 1981-87 used (c.t.o.) all-different seln. on stockleaves, as supplied as new issues, inc.
         
     se-tenant issues. Cat. c.£180. (c.200, 4 m.s.)   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    109     --; Officials; 1949-50 50c u.m., SG O177 cat.£32.         ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    110     China; 1929 Unification set (4) m.m., decent/average perfs. SG 376-9 cat.£85.     ..                    26.
    111     --; m. & u. mix in stockbook up to about 1960s (c.550); also a few Indo-China etc.
þ                30.
    112     --; packet marked as “521 Diff. China” but not checked by us.              ..               ..                    10.
    113     --; small bag of modern kiloware (c.400g)
þ   ..               ..                   ..              8.
    114     --; Central and South China; 1949 surcharges set (missing $200 on $370) unused (no
         
     gum). SG CC97-105, CC107-116, cat.£139. ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    115     --; North China; 1949 surcharges set (missing first $20 on $20) unused (no gum). SG
         
     NC278-288, NC290-295, cat.£112.              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    116     --; Sinkiang; 1943 opts. on fifth Sun Yat-sen set (12) in unused (no gum) fourblocks. SG
         
     227-238, cat.£44.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    117     Cuba; 1956 Birds set (11) in u.m. marginal fourblocks. Cat.£300. (2008 S.o.W.) 50.
    118     Cyprus; 1882 wmk Crown CA ½pi surcharge with the “spur on 1” overprint variety, unused
         
     with large part gum, mark on reverse. SG 25c cat.£250.                        ..               ..                    30.
    119     --; 1965-88 dupl. u.m. accumulation (dupl. to x35), also a few used and a packet of cheap
         
     u.m. 1979-80 Turkish Cypriot. (Few 100s)
þ ..               ..                   ..            40.
    120     Czechoslovakia; box with c.100 pkts each of 25 or 50 stamps, and some others.
þ                     8.
    121     Denmark; 1913-28 Christian X seln. of sixteen values to 30ø m.m. Includes 25ø black &
         
     brown, 27ø, 30ø black & green. Cat.£160.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    122     --; packet with just over 120g of off-paper used mainly modern stamps. (100s)       ..                      8.
     
Ü     Falkland Islands; see Mixed Lots (Covers; Autographed Covers).
    123     France; 1982-99 largely fine u.m. colln. in stockalbum (c.1,000), plus some scattered used
         
     also. In addition a package of mint booklets, further mint stamps, etc.
þ                 ..                    80.
    124     --; 1900-6 Merson 2f reasonable mounted mint, quite attractive though with a small thin,
         
     two or three short perfs, etc. (SG 307 cat.£500.); also three other odds.                 ..                    22.
    125     --; approx. 1940s-80s mainly mint lot in slim stockbook (c.500+), plus a few more on two
         
     stockleaves, and a couple of packs.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    126     --; 1986-89 (approx.) box of Documents Philateliques (c.95)
þ         ..               ..                    20.
    127     --; 1992 Musical Instruments precancels set (11) u.m., the 5f30 being the scarcer perf.
         
     12x12½, cat. c.£80+                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    128     --; packet with just over 150g of off-paper used modern stamps. (100s)                 ..                      8.
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    129     German States; small collection on pages of mainly used States (excluding Bavaria,
         
     Württemberg, and N.German Confed.), with little dupl. Marked up with SG catalogue prices
         
     totalling £22,815, but this includes some of lower quality and a number of reprints and
         
     forgeries. (c.200)
þ                     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £220.
    130     --; stockbook with many Bavaria (about two-thirds) plus several other States. Mint and
         
     used with little dupl.; a few reprints/forgeries, but the vast majority genuine. Condition
         
     varies, but many good/fine included. (c.630)
þ                 ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    131     --; small stockbook of m. & u. Bavaria (44), Württemberg (87), and N.German Confed.
         
     (24), with light dupl. Also 2 Prussian covers, a couple of cheap Kamerun blocks, etc. (150+,
         
     2 covers)
þ              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    132     --; dupl. used lot of Bavaria 1867-75 1k green, 1876-1900 80pf mauve, 1m mauve, and of
         
     Württemberg 1878 50pf green. (c.290)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    133     Germany; West Germany; 1977-86 colln. in album, often with both u.m. and used.
               (c.700)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    134     --; West
Berlin; 1948-90 m. & u. colln. in album, from about 1963 fairly complete both
         
     u.m. and used. Earlier issues sparse but inc. 1950 Philharmonic set (2) u.m. (cat.£195.).
         
     (c.1,400, 10 m.s.)
þ ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    135     --; --; box with u.m. accumulation in packets, mainly 1960-85. Also a few cheap 1960s
               W.Germany. (Few 100s)
þ         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    136     --; East Germany; 1954-62 dupl. seln. of miniature sheets comprising 1954 Stamp Day
               (3 u.m., 1 u.), 1955 Liberation Day (1 u.m., 1 u.), 1960 Pieck (13 u.m., 1 u.), 1962 Vostok
               (9 u.m.). Total cat.£310+.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    32.
    137     --; --; 1971-80 collection on mixed printed pages, mainly in u.m. sets and with some years
               apparently complete (c.600+). Also further m. & u. in stockbook with dupl. (100s)
þ                  35.
    138     --; Numismatic
Covers; 1971-88 seln. in album of W.Germany, W.Berlin, and E.Germany,
         
     all-different. (26)
þ   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    139     --; Germany Mixed Lots; fat stockalbum with m. & u. accum c.1920-80, of Germany,
         
     Allied Occupation, and West Germany. Mixed dupl. (c.2,600)
þ          ..               ..                    20.
    140     Gibraltar; early to modern m. & u. in stockbook. Includes a fair scattering of better/higher
         
     values. (c.600)
þ      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    141     Gold Coast/Ghana; QV to fairly modern, mainly used with much duplication in some
         
     issues. (100s)            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    142     Greece; 1927-35 5d (2), 10d die I, 15d, and 25d die I, plus 1927-28 Navarino set 5 - the
         
     second Codrington type only - mainly fine u.m. Cat.£210. ..                   ..            40.
    143     --; 1935-39 Mythological set (9 grey-white paper, 5 white paper) mainly u.m. (some m.m.),
         
     SG 480-488e), (cat.£136. in Stamps of the World, £28½ in Sectional Balkans – both are
         
     wrong !) ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    144     Hong Kong; QV to modern m. & u. range in broken stockbook, with some better values,
         
     some variety of quality. (c.450). Also a few others.
þ       ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    145     Hungary; box with c.100 packets, mainly with 50 or 100 stamps in each.
þ          ..                    10.
    146     Iceland; tub with a bundle of packets of mainly used off-paper (much 1930s-60s), plus one
         
     packet on-paper (mainly Cod, Geysirs, Volcanoes). (100s)
þ               ..               ..                    30.
    147     Indian States; Patiala; 1941-46 1a (of 1937) u.m. block of ten, SG 101 cat.£24 each.              30.
    148     Iraq; 1949-62 dupl. u.m. ranges in stockbook (dupl. up to x12), and packet with u.m.
         
     miniature sheets (1949 Air x4 perf and x2 imperf, 1963 FfH x7, all with minor gum
         
     wrinkles). S.t.c. £800. (of which £430 for m.s.). (280, 13 m.s.)
þ         ..               ..                £100.
    149     Ireland; 1981-87 all-different used (c.t.o.) seln. on stockleaves as supplied as new issues, of
         
     commem sets and defin odds. Cat. c.£210.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    150     --; box (0.95kg gross) of fairly modern kiloware.
þ          ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    151     Jamaica; 1981-87 used (c.t.o.) seln. of commem sets and defin odds, all-different. Cat.
         
     c.£268. (172, 10 m.s.)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
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    152     Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika; packet with about 150g of off-paper used mainly
         
     modern stamps of KUT and of individual countries. (100s) ..                   ..              8.
    153     Kiribati; 1981-87 all-different u.m. seln. of commem sets and defin odds inc. a few officials.
         
     Cat. c.£77. (164, 6 m.s.)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    154     Latvia; c.1991-93 bundle of covers, mainly commercial but some special cancels etc. (45)           10.
    155     Lithuania; c.1991-93 bundle of commercial covers, some special cancels, unused postal
         
     stationery. (c.75)       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    156     Malaysia; 1970-2000 (approx.) u.m. seln. of sets and m.s., all-different, s.t.c.£140. (114,
         
     9 m.s.)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    157     Malta; 1981-87 used (c.t.o.) all-different seln. of commem sets, cat. c.£190 (129) 35.
    158     Moldova; 1991-93 bundle of mint postal stationery (67, much variety) and FDCs (3)
þ              10.
    159     Morocco Agencies; 1905-6 5c with the "Broad Top to M" opt. variety, mounted mint. SG
         
     24b cat.£70.              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    160     --; 1914-56 small mint seln. (the KG6 and QE u.m., others m.m./u.m.), inc. 3 x Seahorse
         
     2/6. S.t.c.£200+ (37)                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    161     New Zealand; early to modern m. & u. in large stockbook. Good general spread and inc.
         
     about 170 sets. (c.2,000)
þ         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    162     --; small seln. comprising 1909-16 1/-, 1926-34 3/-, three 1930s Airs, four officials, and
         
     1953-59 2/6, all m.m./l.m.m. Also a p.due unused, and 1953 10/- fair u. Total s.t.c.£380. (12)     45.
    163     --; 1967-92 collection of FDCs in two albums and bundle, the earlier years often hand-
         
     written addresses, later usually unaddressed. (c.200)
þ    ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    164     --; 1981-87 used (c.t.o.) seln. of commem sets and defin odds on stockleaves, all-different
         
     as supplied as new issues, inc. se-tenant strips. Cat. c.£120. (188, 3 m.s.)               ..                    24.
     
Ü     Norway; Propaganda Forgeries; the following two lots are leaflets produced by S.O.E. in
         
     the UK for distribution in Norway in 1941 by air drop. Four leaflets were made, each in a
         
     probable quantity of 50,000, and each includes the text “Utkast til den norske
         
     frimerkekonkurranse/ Tre andre utkast fölger pr. luftpost” (= Essay for the Norwegian
         
     Postage Stamp Competition. Three others follow by air mail
). The largest part of each leaflet
         
     is a blow-up of the design, with three perforated “stamps” making up the smaller part.
    165     --; --; sheet no.3, 20+20øre design shows Norwegian sailor putting little Nazis in a bag,

         
     inscribed Lofoton 4 Mars 1941/Bidrag til Mulkten (= Contribution to the Fine). Couple of
         
     bends and some minor marks but mainly fine.[view image]   ..               ..                   ..            50.
    166     --; --; sheet no.4, 30 stk sølv (= 30 pieces of silver) design showing Quisling’s head encircled

         
     by noose, inscribed Vanaere og forakt/har Quislings fared/ham bragt (= “Quisling's conduct
         
     has brought him dishonour and contempt”
). Couple of bends and other minor flaws, other-
         
     wise fine.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    167     Nyasaland; 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- with the "kite and vertical log" variety, mounted mint,
         
     some perfs at top slightly short. SG 126k cat.£375.           ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    168     Poland; largely used colln. of c.1,100 different in stockbook.
þ            ..               ..                    15.
    169     Rhodesia; 1892-1911 useful specialised collection on pages with many stamps represented
         
     mint and/or used, plus shades, some sheet watermarks on the 1892-94 issue, overprint
         
     varieties, etc. Condition on the whole good/fine though some poorer. Some better inc. SG
         
     44 (ultramarine) m.m., 105a m.m. (2), 111 m.m., etc. S.t.c.£2,800+ (215)              ..                £300.
    170     Rhodesia/Zimbabwe; packet with just over 100g of off-paper used modern stamps. (100s)          6.
    171     Saar; 1947-59 u.m. & u. seln. on printed pages. Also a few Berlin Russian Zone. (c.80)                 8.
    172     Saint Helena; 1922
-37 wmk. Crown CA 4d to 5/-, wmk. Script 1
½d to 7/6, and 1935
         
     Jubilee 1
½d, 2d, all l.m.m./m.m. and nearly all fine. Cat.£300. (18)        ..               ..                    70.
    173     Saint Vincent and Grenadines; 1981-82 small u.m. all-different seln. Cat. c.£56. (101,
         
     3 m.s.)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    174     Seychelles; 1938-49 defin 20c brown-ochre on chalky paper, with the “Handkerchief Flaw”,
         
     mounted mint. Has the typical toned gum and slight vertical warping, small thin under hinge.
         
     SG 140ab, not priced in Gibbons.
[view image]..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
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    175     Sierra Leone; 1912-21 wmk. Mult. Crown CA 3d, 5/- (slight bend), and 10/-, plus 1932 5/-,
         
     10/- (very minor tone spot at foot), all l.m.m./m.m. Cat.£168.                ..               ..                    50.
    176     Singapore; 1971-2001 all-different seln. of u.m. miniature sheets. S.t.c.£212. (22) 45.
    177     Saudi Arabia; 1925 "Hejaz Government" opt. in blue on ¼pi, rouletted 20, in m.m. corner
         
     fourblock (hinged on upper pair) with marginal inscriptions. SG 61 cat.£320.
[view image]           ..                    60.
    178     South Africa; Cape of Good Hope; triangular 1d (4), 4d (4), and 6d (4) in quite varied used
         
     condition (very poor to good).      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    179     --; --; triangular 4d used pair with sideways watermark. Quite heavily cancelled, and very
         
     mixed margins. Minimum cat.£340.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    180     South Africa; 1933-48 5/- pair (perfs strengthened), 10/- pair (tone spot), and two m.m.
         
     sets of 1933-36 Voortekker (1 set poorer). Cat.£126.     ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    181     --; stockbook of mainly used, much modern, and inc. some S.W.A. (c.500+)
þ                           14.
    182     --; m. & u. colln. on pages, from a few C.o.G.H. up to about 1973. (500+)            ..                    40.
    183     Sweden; early to modern largely used in two stockbooks. (100s)
þ      ..               ..                    35.
    184     Switzerland; 1939-73 (approx.) album with FDCs (unaddressed or typed addresses) and
         
     commercial covers. Includes 1959 European PTT Conference FDC, and two 1939 reg.
         
     covers from National Exhibition at Zurich. (c.150)
þ        ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    185     --; colln. in three stockbooks comprising c.t.o. fourblocks from 1966, some slightly earlier
         
     u.m. singles, and mixed used singles throughout. (c.1,200)
þ                 ..               ..                    20.
    186     Trinidad; 1896-1906 5/- fine l.m.m., SG 122 cat.£45.     ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    187     Ukraine; approx. 1993-95 bundle of commercially used covers/postal stationery. (50)                   8.
    188     Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Russia; 1971-77 mainly u.m. colln. on pages, plus
         
     1995-99 u.m. and/or c.t.o. on pages (c.700). Also about another 1,000 m. & u. of mixed
         
     periods inc. some dupl.
þ..           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    189     United States of America; 1851-57 10c Washington imperforate Type II mounted mint.
         
     Good margins at top and left, narrow at right, and just cut into at foot. Heavy hinge remains,
         
     large part original gum. SG 16 cat.£1,700.
[view image]  ..               ..                   ..        £150.
    190     --; 1907 Jamestown 2c attractive unmounted mint fourblock, centred low. SG 336 (cat.
         
     £120. for m.m.)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    191     --; 1930-56 m.m. and used colln. on printed pages inc. four different 1933-34 Farley m.s.
         
     (these cat.£95.). (253, 9 m.s.)       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    192     --; mainly 1960s-80s duplicated mint on stockleaves. (100s)
þ             ..               ..                    35.
    193     --; 1945 illustrated souvenir postcard for V.J. Day cancelled Washington 2 September (date
         
     of Japanese signing of surrender) signed Paul Tibbets (Captain of Enola Gay). Illus., stamps,
         
     and autograph all on same side of card.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    194     --; Cinderella; 1938 Duck stamp m.m. (fair), and 1947 on license.       ..               ..                      5.




AUCTION PROGRAMME
 

**     19 May 2008 – Stamps    **
**     16 June 2008 – Stamps and Collectables    **
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              United Kingdom
    195     1840 penny black plate 4 OG fine used with four good margins, red MC. [view image]              ..                    50.
     
Ü     1840 2d blue; see UK Covers and Postal History.
    196     1841 twopence blue AG mint with about 3
½ margins. Margins are wide to very wide at top,
         
     very wide at left, narrow to almost touching at right, and narrow to just cut-into at foot.
         
     Pinhole at centre, couple of bends/creases. Virtually full original gum, mounted.
         
     Cat.£3,250.
[view image]              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    197     1841 twopence blue TA fine used with four large margins (good at top and right, very wide at
         
     left and foot), black MC. On piece but not tied. Cat.£225.
[view image]..                   ..            30.
    198     1854-57 wmk. Small Crown inverted, perf.16 1d on blued paper, g./f.u. though centred low.
         
     SG 17Wi cat.£180.   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    199     1854-57 SG16 1d, 1856-58 LC14 1d (badly trimmed), and 1858-79 2d plate 13, all with
         
     inverted watermarks, average used. Cat.£420. ..               ..                   ..            30.
    200     1855-83 surface-printed used seln. in small stockbook, identified by SG numbers. A good
         
     basic range of issues and values (to 5/-), often with a variety of plate numbers. Condition
         
     varies but a good proportion is decent/average/sound. Total s.t.c.£13,000+ (114)
þ                £350.
    201     1855-83 used seln. of surface-printed on stockleaves with values to 10/- (1867 Maltese
         
     Cross, this badly damaged). Good variety of issues, values, and plates, but sometimes a bad
         
     variety of quality. Worth picking through, as there are some decent examples, and some
         
     spacefillers of otherwise difficult stamps. (c.200)               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    202     1855-57 no corner letters 4d (sl. faded, short perfs), 6d (2 shades), and 1/- sound used, all
         
     with inverted watermarks. Cat.£1,305.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    203     1858-79 1d red plates 150, 167, 171, 190, 192, 201, 204, 206, and 218, all mixed mounted
         
     mint. Cat.£421.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    204     1862-64 small white corner letters 4d fair used (odd short perfs), 6d fine used, both with
         
     inverted watermarks. Also 1/- (upright wmk.) average used. Cat.£765.  ..            50.
    205     1865-67 4d plates 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, all with inverted watermarks, about average used. SG
         
     94Wi, cat. Minimum £365.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    206     1902-13 KE7 duplicated mint selection comprising
½d blue-green (7), ½d yellow-green (12,
         
     plus one perf. 15x14), 1d (11), 1½d (9), 2d (6), 2½d (7), 3d (6), 4d bicolour (3), 4d orange (3,
         
     plus six perf.15x14), 5d (5), 6d (7), 7d (7), 9d (1), and 10d (3). Condition varies, with quite
         
     a high proportion of no gum, or creases, etc., but a number of fine included. Cat.£2,200
         
     minimum.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £110.

    207     1913-19 and 1934 accumulation of used Seahorses high values comprising 2/6 (138 singles,
         
     2 fourblocks), 5/- (80, plus 8 fiscally used), and 10/- (22, 1 pair). Condition is mixed, but
         
     most are good/sound average commercially used. Total catalogue well in excess of
         
     £15,000.                                      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                        .. £300.
    208     1913-19 Seahorses 2/6 (4), 5/- (3), 1934 Seahorses 2/6 (7), 5/- (3), and 10/- (4), mixed
         
     used, cat.£1,445.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    209     1924-26 Block Cypher set (missing 10d) good/fine m.m. (some small faults) cat. c.£70.;
         
     also 1913-18 2/6 Seahorse m.m. (off-centre, short perfs at foot, etc.) cat.£100.      ..                    28.
    210     1929 PUC low values set (with both shades of the 2
½d) both m.m. and used, fair to fine.
         
     Cat.£64
½ (10)          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    211     1929 PUC sideways watermark set (3) u.m., average perfs., cat.£290.  ..            40.
    212     1929 PUC sideways wmk. set (3) m.m., inverted wmk. set (3) u.m./m.m., inverted wmk. set
         
     (3) used, ½d upright from booklet u.m, and upright wmk. used set from booklets (3). Cat.
         
     £230.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    213     1929 PUC low values set (4) in mint corner control blocks of six, each mounted on margins
         
     only. Some minor bends on 1½d and one small spot on gum of 2½d (and one partly short
         
     perf.). 1d is lower-right corner, others lower-left (believed to be always this way). 75.
    214     1929 PUC ½d (two lower marginal three-strips, each with control), and 1d (four corner
         
     marginal three-strips, each with control), the stamps mainly m.m. though some u.m. 26.
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United Kingdom, continued.
    215     1929 PUC £1 mounted mint, just a little off-centre, couple of tone spots not too obvious
         
     from front, and one short perf near top left. Cat.£750.
[view image]      ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    216     1952-54 1d and 1955-58 1d, each in booklet pane of three plus three labels, with inverted
         
     watermark, l.m.m. SG 516a, 541a (cat.£51. for u.m.)       ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    217     1958-65 multiple crown Wilding 2d with inverted watermark l.m.m. (SG 573Wi, cat.£140.
         
     for u.m.)                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

    218     1958-61 Graphite set (8) fine used, all with upright watermarks and good perfs. SG 587-594,
         
     cat.£100+                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    219     1958-61 Graphite ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2½d, 3d each l.m.m. with inverted watermarks. (One short
         
     perf. on 1d, 2½d with partly trimmed perfs at top.) (Cat.£130.)             ..               ..                    20.
    220     1958-61 Graphite 2d, 2½d, 3d, 4d, 4½d l.m.m./m.m. (cat.£31. for u.m.)                ..                      6.
    221     1959 Phosphor-Graphite set (8) fine used, SG 599-609 cat.£70.           ..               ..                    24.
    222     1960-67 Wilding phosphor 2½d type II 2 bands, and 2½d type II 1 band, both with inverted
         
     watermarks, and l.m.m. SG 614Wi, 614aWi (cat.£170. and £40. for u.m.)             ..                    45.
    223     1964-66 seln. of 7 m.m./u.m. commems with inverted wmks. (inc. 1965 Parliament 2/6),
         
     plus 2 other varieties.                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..            10.
    224     1964-65 seln. of seven l.m.m./m.m. phosphor commem sets inc. Geographical, Botanical.             12.
    225     2001-3 seln. of nine different recent self-adhesive commems commercially used. Cat.£90.             10.
    226     Booklets; seln. of quite modern retail and greetings booklets (42)          ..               ..                    75.
    227     Presentation Packs; 1967-84 (plus a few later) loose colln. of commem and defin packs
         
     (c.145). Also some empty packs in addition.
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    228     --; 1965-2000 (mainly 1965-80) seln. of packs with some slight dupl. Not all the earlier
         
     packs have their original wrappers. Best is 2000 Queen Mother (cat.£28.). (32)   
þ                    22.
    229     --; 1973-2000 seln. in folder (27), plus a few mint stamps also.
þ         ..               ..                    24.
    230     --; 1983-98 bundle of commem packs (48), and four others. þ             ..               ..                    40.
    231     --; 1977 (1987) £1, £2, and £5 in large size pack no 13, cat.£160.        ..               ..                    40.
    232     --; year packs for 1982-87, 1989-92, and 1994-96 (face value £129.79); also 1969 Annivs.,

         
     and 1970 year pack.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    233     --; 1986-2001 colln. of commem and defin packs in two albums, with some dupl. Total face

         
     value c.£102. Includes 1999 Millennium Timekeeper, 2000 Q.Mother. (c.50) þ    ..                    80.
    234     --; Year Books for 1998-2001 complete, with over twenty duplicate sets inserted also.
þ            60.
    235     Smilers Sheets; 2000 Stamp Show sheet (SG LS1 cat.£55.), 2002 Christmas (LS10, £35.),
         
     2003 Occasions sheet (SG LS12 cat.£30.), and 2003 Christmas (Ice Sculptures) 2nd sheet
         
     (LS15, £18.), 2005 British Legion Victory sheet u.m. (10 x 1st Flag), also 2001 Flags m.s.
         
     with private Tsunami opt. all u.m.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            50.
    236     --; 2003 “Occasions” sheet u.m., slight bends, SG LS12 cat.£30.          ..               ..                      8.
    237     First Day Covers; 1968-84 collection in six albums, a mixture of Bureau covers and hand-
         
     written, nearly all illustrated. (Estimated c.400)
þ              ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    238     --; 1977-84 (and a few earlier) collection of defin, commem, high value, PSB se-tenant pane
         
     (inc. 1972 Wedgwood ½p side band), and m.s. FDCs in six albums. Mainly Philatelic
         
     Bureau covers, some alternative pmks, some gutter pairs, etc. (c.345)
þ                ..                    70.
    239     --; 1971-79 album of mainly sets split over separate covers (94), 1995-2002 album of mainly
         
     alternative FDCs inc. some Benham (32), a few other countries for 1997 Hong Kong, etc.
þ       40.
    240     --; 1967-70 colln. in two albums, generally of decent illus. covers (often typed or label
         
     addresses), often with some duplication, sometimes also with alternative postmarks etc.
         
     (c.95) A few Channel Is. also.
þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    241     --; 1964-85 colln. in album, many standard Bureau covers. (90)
þ        ..               ..                    20.

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United Kingdom, continued.
    242     First Day Covers; 1960s-70s batch of covers, mainly FDCs, which is generally scrappy/
         
     untidy (many plain covers, written addresses, some other faults), but is of some interest as
         
     the original sender has “held views” (generally of an anti-establishment, Scottish nationalist
         
     bent) and has written on a few of his covers to air them (or added his own illustrations).
         
     (c.180)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    243     --; 1978-95 box of mainly standard Bureau covers (just a few written on). (c.140)
þ                   20.
    244     --; 1979-2000 bundle of illus. unaddressed FDCs all with House of Lords or House of
         
     Commons c.d.s. cancels. Mainly royalty or parliamentary/governmental/international
         
     subjects, inc. 1979 European, 1981 Royal Wedding, 1983 Commonwealth Day, 1984
         
     Europa, Economic, 1986 Birthday, Commonwealth Parliamentary, 1987 Victorian, 1990
         
     Double Head, Q.Mother, 1992 Accession, Civil War, 1994 Investiture, 1997 Henry VIII,
         
     Golden Wedding, 1998 Diana, NHS, 2000 Q.Mother. (24 different)     ..               ..                    50.
    245     --; 1979-2000 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last lot (21 different)      ..            40.
    246     --; 1979-98 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last lot (17 different)          ..               ..                    30.
    247     --; 1979-97 a similar lot, all duplicates to the previous lots and inc. some duplicates (up to
         
     x5), couple of faults. (25)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    248     --; 1987 Victorian Britain set on illus. unaddressed FDC with House of Commons c.d.s.,
         
     and another of the same with House of Lords c.d.s. Cat.£30.                 ..               ..                      6.
    249     --; a similar lot.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    250     --; a similar lot.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    251     --; a similar lot.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    252     --; a similar lot.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    253     Autographed Covers; 2000-2001 album containing 24 FDCs (inc. 2 I.o.M.) signed by
         
     various names inc. Judi Dench, Annette Crosbie, Tom King, Michael Fish, Jenny Pitman,
         
     John Noakes, David Jacobs, Patrick Moore, Carol Vorderman, Trevor McDonald, etc.
þ      £100.
    254     --; 2001-2002 album containing 63 FDCs (inc. a few duplicates) signed by various names
         
     inc. Vera Lynn, Judi Dench, Ken Livingstone, Reg Varney, Richard Kiel, Lester Piggott,
         
     Charlie Dimmock, June Whitfield, Máiread Corrigan Maguire, Desmond Tutu, James
         
     Callaghan, Mountbatten, Clare Francis, PD James, Edmund Hillary, Rex Hunt, Tony Benn,
         
     Margaret Thatcher, etc. Some covers are double- or multiple-signed.
þ                 ..                £240.
    255     --; 2002 four panes from the Golden Jubilee PSB, each on signed FDC (Lord Snowdon,
         
     Countess of Grafton, etc.).            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    256     --; 2002 seven FDCs of the World Cup miniature sheet, each autographed (inc. Geoff Hurst,
         
     Tom Finney, Stuart Pearce, Kevin Keegan, Terry Butcher).                   ..               ..                    50.
    257     --; three framed panes/pages – 1998 Diana signed Litchfield, 1998 Comedians signed by
         
     Ronnies Corbett and Barker, 1998 Comedians signs by five members of Absolutely
         
     Fabulous
cast (slightly faded).
þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    258     --; 2000-2002 seln. in album inc. Maggie Smith, Barbara Windsor, Litchfield, Lady Bader,
         
     Trevor McDonald, Sue Barker, Vera Lynn, Ranulph Fiennes, Linford Christie (2), and a
         
     2002 Postboxes cover signed by four PMGs. Also 1996 USA Olympic cover signed Tim
         
     Henman and Neil Broad. (19)
þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            70.
    259     --; 1978 Energy set on illus. unaddressed FDC cancelled House of Commons c.d.s., signed
         
     by Tony Benn, and with cachet of Secretary of State for Energy’s Office.                ..                    10.
    260     --; a similar lot.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    261     --; a similar lot, though a couple of small spots. ..               ..                   ..            10.
     
Ü     --; see also Thematic (Cricket) and USA (1945).
    262     UK Covers and Postal History; 1840 2d blue CJ (3 margins) used with black MC on cover
         
     dated March 1841, possibly within Edinburgh. Stamp a bit discoloured, and some marks on
         
     cover.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
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    263     Scottish Covers and Postal History; 1783 entire Edinburgh to Dumfries with red Bishop
         
     mark, 1796 entire Edinburgh to Dumfries with red Bishop mark (the letter from Johanna
         
     Hamilton, headed “Holyrood House”), and 1858 entire Glasgow to Ayr with 1d red cancelled
         
     part OSBORNE/BUILDINGS.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    264     --; 1980 NTS Souvenir cover for Evacuation of St. Kilda (with two signatures), a similar

         
     cover with Royal Artillery cachet (signed by Commandant), set of five Benham silk FDCs
         
     or 1981 National Trusts, and another Benham FDC with St Kilda stamp.                ..                      8.
    265     UK Cinderella; post-WW1 Scottish National War Memorial “sheet 2” of 12 poster labels

         
     showing “The Navy”. Fine with gum.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    266     --; similar “sheet 3” showing “R.A.F. and other Troops”. Fine with gum.                 ..                    10.
    267     --; similar “sheet 4” showing “The Women’s Services”. Fine with gum.   ..            10.
    268     --; 1957 sheet of eight Scout Jamboree “poster stamps” in original folder, fine.                                6.
    269     --; another of the same.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    270     --; 1971 set of 12 illus FDCs each with a different Strike Post label (coat of arms design

         
     with “BRITAIN” at foot) cancelled London.    ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    271     UK Cinderella; seln. of mainly documents with fiscal stamps, postage stamps used fiscally,
         
     etc., inc. television licences, receipts, and some loose fiscal stamps. (c.50 items)   20.
    272     Perfins; packets with c.500 pre-QE – mainly KG6 with some KG5 and earlier.     ..                    30.
    273     Channel Islands; stockbook of mainly used inc. some sets. (400+)
þ  ..            12.
    274     Isle of Man; 1981-88 small colln. of f.u. (c.t.o.) commem sets and defins (in groups as
         
     issued). Cat.£80+ (168, 2 m.s.)    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    275     Jersey; 1981-88 small colln. of f.u. (c.t.o.) commem sets and defins (in groups as issued).
         
     Cat.£92+ (c.180, 2 m.s.)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    276    
UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1840-1972 colln. in Windsor album, largely used. Best is
         
     QV inc. a fair penny black, reasonable range of surface-printed issues, 1883-84 Lilac &
         
     Green set (missing 9d) fair used, etc. (c.830)
þ                ..                   ..               ..                £180.
    277     --; 1840-1970 collection in two albums. Starts with two penny blacks (1 poor, 1 very poor)
         
     and a penny black on cover (moderate), then a range of 1d reds in mixed condition, a few
         
     other QV. Later period has some high values, and a decent run of mint QE commems.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    278     --; 1840-1980 scattered colln. in Davo standard printed album, from 3½ margin penny black,
         
     later QV 2/6, 5/-, KE7 2/6 to 10/- (faults), KG5 1925 Wembley set u.m., Seahorse 1934 10/-
         
     g.u., all the KG6 high values (mainly used), and a limited range of QE.
þ                ..                    90.
    279     --; 1840-1977 colln. from fair penny black, bulk in KG6/QE m.m. and u., also inc. a few
         
     cheap FDCs. (100s)
þ                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    85.
    280     --; 1971-85, and 1987, u.m. colln. in SG hingeless printed album, virtually complete in the
         
     commems, fairly complete in defins.
þ             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    281     --; a mixture comprising packets of mint 1960s/70s/80s (and some later) commems, a few
         
     m.s., just a few booklets, and a few other odds inc. several foreign.
þ   ..            75.
    282     --; four albums plus loose bundle with a mainly 1980s colln. of p. packs and FDCs.
þ                  50.
    283     --; 1991-2005 seln. of presentation packs (17), and various other loose mint. þ     ..                    45.
    284     --; eight remainder club exchange books with a mainly quite modern used mix inc. some
         
     Channel Is. etc. Remainders PTSA £250+. (generally at about 20% catalogue) (100s) þ             30.
    285     --; small presentation folder with seln. of 20 stamps inc. a reasonable used 3 margin penny

         
     black, 1993 Britannia £10 u.m.     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    286     --; small box of mid/late 1960s commems/defins/country u.m., very often in blocks (of four

         
     or larger), also 1969 Cooks booklet. (100s) þ                 ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    287     --; mixed colln. in two folders, with some value in mint modern postage (inc. some p.packs),
         
     a few QV, etc. (100s)
þ              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.

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United Kingdom, continued.
    288     UK Collections and Mixed Lots; dupl. u.m. stock in stockbook of mainly 1960s
         
     commems, defins, and country stamps, often in sets, often in blocks. Also some Jersey
         
     1969-73. (c.1,700) þ                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    289     --; bundle of UK year packs (1967, 2 x 1981), souvenir packs, Jersey packs, some souvenir

         
     covers, etc. (Mint decimal face value is UK £19+, Jersey £10.) (32 items)              ..                    24.
    290     --; packet with approx.400 Queen Victoria “seconds”.     ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    291     --; a bag of mainly on-paper high value defins, mainly recent Castles, plus some Machins, a
         
     few earlier Castles, etc. Approx.350g (100s)
þ                ..                   ..               ..                      8.

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FDC                first day cover                                       cat.                   catalogue price

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