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STAMP AUCTION

 Monday 8 December 2008
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Catalogue of Postage Stamps to be sold by Public Auction, within the
STEWART’S-MELVILLE CLUB PAVILION, 523 FERRY ROAD, EDINBURGH
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-87 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 88-91 Collectables (Non-Philatelic Items)
    Lots 92-346 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.

    Lots 347-429 United Kingdom
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Stamps, 8 December 2008                                Page 2                                   Estimate.


 
          Collections and Mixed Lots.           
        1     Interesting offering in a couple of cartons. This is the complete stock sell-off of an “eBay
         
     Shop”, being over 3,000 items sorted and organised into many hundreds of little packets
         
     filed in flat box, plus others in three stockbooks/stockalbums and further larger packets.
         
     The property comes with a 55-page inventory, and a CD which has a spreadsheet of the
         
     stock
as well as scans of all the items !  Total catalogue is calculated as £17,000+, with a
         
     retail price of just over £6,000. Whole-world, with UK, Commonwealth, Europe, USA,
         
     etc. Prices appear realistic in our view.
þ        ..               ..                   ..               ..                £600.
        2     Good quality mix in medium carton. As well as common/bulk material, there’s a few early
         
     world on stockcards, mixed countries mint sets, some presentation folders/packs, a folder
         
     with a stock of Liechtenstein, etc., etc. (1,000s)
þ            ..                   ..               ..                £200.
        3     Two cartons containing 35 various stockbooks (majority about standard A4-size, some
         
     smaller) with very mixed contents – little logical order to the whole lot. (1,000s)
þ £120.
        4     All-world German-biased box – an interesting mix of stamps, pages, covers, etc.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
        5     Quite an assortment in box with a bundle of covers, fat packet of USSR, large empty
         
     stockbook, a few reasonable individual items, pages of mixed countries (inc. Curacao, Iraq,
         
     Scandinavia, Czechoslovakia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Israel, etc. (Many 100s)
þ        ..                    80.
        6     A traditional style general world collection in twelve A4 binders, with all-world stamps of
         
     all periods up to about the early 1980s. Nothing apparent of great individual value, just a
         
     good general range. (1,000s) Also some other loose items, all in one large suitcase.
þ                  80.
        7     Heavy carton containing ten albums and two stockbooks with mint and used world stamps,
         
     much European. (1,000s)
þ         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
        8     Bundle of mixed album leaves, stockleaves, etc. over 15cm deep with a wide-ranging
         
     though European-biased mix. Much Germany and USA. (1,000s)
þ     ..            70.
        9     Box file with an assortment of stamps, some covers, etc. Many UK inc. some QV to KG6,
         
     rather than cheap bulk.
þ             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      10     Two shoeboxes of glassine packets, small stockcards, and envelopes. A wide world mix,
         
     much c.1930s-70s inc. lots of mint. Interesting sort. (1,000s)
þ             ..               ..                    60.
      11     Plastic storage tub with two Royalty albums, bundle of pages of world stamps, two stock-
         
     books, a few Gibraltar packs, and others loose. (1,000s)
þ                  ..               ..                    60.
      12     Mainly UK mix in five stockbooks and a few packets. (1,000s) þ         ..               ..                    50.
      13     Odd mix in large heavy carton.
Ä  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            50.
      14     Medium flat carton of world stamps in packets, two stockbooks, some covers (many
         
     Commonwealth FDCs), etc. (1,000s)
þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      15     World stamps and covers, plus maximum cards of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, loose
         
     stamps in two small boxes, etc.
þ ..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
      16     Two world albums, two stockbooks, biscuit tin, small cover albums, etc. (1,000s) þ                    40.
      17     A collector's “junk box” (actually in two cartons) with many thousands of world stamps in
         
     little plastic tubs, a tiny suitcase with further similar in bags, a couple of shoeboxes of
         
     kiloware, junior album, and so on. (Many 1,000s)
Ä         ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      18     Two binders with pages of mainly non-Commonwealth stamps, decent range of countries,
         
     not all common, and a third of stockleaves of world stamps plus a few banknotes.
þ 40.
      19     Two dozen small stockbooks of world stamps, though the largest quantity are German.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      20     Medium carton with four junior albums of mixed ages, other stamps loose. (1,000s)
þ                  35.
      21     World mix in small stockbook (c.350), plus a seln. of mainly foreign on a few stockcards,
         
     and an SG Canada country catalogue (2005). ..               ..                   ..            35.
      22     Two folders of A4 pages presented for a stamp club “Bring and Buy” sale. UK and world,
         
     with a total catalogue noted of about £2,500, and sale prices of approx.£330., but even at
         
     that many are notably overpriced. (100s)
þ     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      23     Big box with a generally cheap world mix inc. some numbers of UK FDCs. þ                              30.
General, 8 December 2008                        Page 3                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      24     Whisky box with a bundle of pages, a stack of stock cards, and various others inc.
         
     (strangely) a 1935 Texaco desk calendar/notepad. (1,000s)
þ              ..               ..                    30.
      25     Very varied world remainders in medium carton. (1,000s)
þ                 ..               ..                    30.
      26     Large carton with many USA mixed covers, plus other world covers, mixed world stamps.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      27     Eight various albums, stockbooks, etc., some remaindered, of mixed world stamps, but with
         
     much USA (inc. postal stationery and cinderellas), NZ, etc. (100s)
þ    ..            30.
      28     Disparate lot in box with some dupl. Germany, a few Scandinavia, several covers, etc.
þ              30.
      29     Medium box of odds. Mainly stamps, some covers, etc. (1,000s)
þ      ..               ..                    24.
      30     Medium carton with three almost empty stockbooks, 1973 and 1981 omnibus albums,
         
     general world album, pages of NZ, etc. (100s)
þ             ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      31     A shredder box with various world stamps and covers (none of which have been shredded).
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      32     Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, and other Yugoslav area in stockbook, along with
         
     others of entirely different areas. (c.550)
þ      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
      33     Small mix with a few UK and world covers, and mainly Australian stamps in packets.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      34     Large carton of mainly USA covers (FDCs and others), as well as other various world.
         
     (100s)
Ä                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      35     Smaller carton of mixed mainly UK covers, assorted world stamps, etc. (100s)
þ 20.
      36     File storage box of world pages and covers, loose stamps, etc. (1,000s)
þ             ..                    20.
      37     British Commonwealth; mint and used collection in three albums, stopping about 1952.
         
     Although obviously picked at some time, there is still much remaining in the middle-value
         
     region (i.e. catalogued at a pound or two at least), with strength in KG6 and to a lesser
         
     degree in KG5. Also an extra small album with a few 1937 Coronation sets. (100s)
þ              £150.
      38     --; King George VI mint and used range in stockbook, mainly odds but some cheaper sets
         
     also, as well as a few better e.g. four f.u. 1948 S.Wedding sets, some better defin values,
         
     New Zealand 1939-49 p.dues set (4) m.m., etc. (c.750)
þ                   ..               ..                    90.
      39     --; c.1977-99 wide selection on stockleaves, appear to be mainly u.m. sets, with (among
         
     other countries) many Niue, Tokelau, Cook Is., S.W.A./Namibia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.
         
     Total s.t.c.£780. (100s)                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
      40     --; three-volume m. & u. collection. All periods covered, but strength in perhaps 1960s
         
     onwards with scattering of m.m. sets. (Many 100s)
þ       ..                   ..               ..                    70.
      41     --; three albums, often attractively written-up, of mixed African countries generally up to
         
     early 1960s, plus some Australia and Canada. (100s)
þ   ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      42     --; three stockbooks of odds and ends mint and used of mixed countries, some 1937-53
         
     omnibus issues, etc. (100s)
þ       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
      43     --; Africa; mainly 1960s-80s seln. on stockleaves, largely in u.m. sets, of Tanzania, Zambia,
         
     Namibia, Sudan, Zanzibar. S.t.c.£200. (c.250)                 ..                   ..               ..                    26.
      44     --; Australasia; album with a few New Zealand covers inc. 1934 flight cover to England
         
     (4d and 2 x 7d air stamps), 1935 Jubilee Air Mail cover, a few modern items, Australia inc.
         
     1930 2d lettercard unused, 1984 specimen pack, Guion Kelson advertising label, WW2 6d
         
     War Savings stamp. (c.28 items)
þ                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      45     --; Miniature Sheets; c.1980-2000 seln. of u.m. miniature sheets of mixed countries. S.t.c.
         
     £270. (c.45)              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      46     --; --; mainly 1970s seln. of m.s. of mixed countries, probably all u.m., a little dupl. (c.110)           50.
      47     Europe; stockbook of mixed countries strongest in 1950s/60s where there are some mint
         
     sets, some earlier also. (100s)
þ                    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
      48     --; two medium boxes with a few thousand stamps sorted into hundreds of little glassine
         
     packets.
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

General, 8 December 2008                        Page 4                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      49     Europe; album of Germany up to 1945, album with small colln. of Austria and Denmark,
         
     another with modern Swiss as well as Bosnia & Hercegovina etc, and odd others. (100s)
þ         30.
      50     Foreign; stockbook of former Soviet States and New Republics, a mixture of genuine issues
         
     and “illegals” mint and used. (c.600+, 45 m.s.)
þ              ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      51     --; five-volume general collection – nothing of special note but just a decent traditional
         
     collection of mainly odds, early to modern. (1,000s) Also a bundle of loose duplicates in
         
     packets.
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      52     --; odd mix dotted through large stockbook, all mint, and inc. (often just a few of each)
         
     Poland, Bohemia & Moravia, Eritrea, Lebanon, Gulf States, Portuguese Colonies, etc.
         
     (c.750)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      53     Scandinavia; stockbook of dupl. Norway (650+), Denmark (700+), mainly cheaper used.
þ      15.
      54     Thematic; fourteen mixed stockbooks – some of individual subjects, others of mixed
         
     pictorials. (1,000s)
þ                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      55     --; bundle of pages of Sport (c.195, 8 m.s., inc. many Gymnastics), Folk Dance (55, 1 m.s.,
         
     7 FDCs), Youth Organisations (60, 1 m.s., 1 FDC)          ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      56     --; Art; German printed pages containing stamps (mostly u.m. sets) and a few covers etc.
         
     featuring paintings by Raphael. (56, 6 m.s., 5 others)         ..                   ..               ..                      6.
      57     --; Brussels Exhibition 1958; colln. of u.m. stamps, FDCs (mostly illus unaddressed), maxi-
         
     cards, etc. Much Belgium inc. set for use in UN Pavilion. (95, 4 m.s., 51 covers/cards)
þ             30.
      58     --; --; u.m. colln. inc. several imperf issues (France, Morocco, Haiti, Hungary, USSR,
         
     Dominican Republic, Bulgaria). (117, 5 m.s.)
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      59     --; Buildings; German printed album with u.m. sets and FDCs for European Architectural
         
     Heritage Year 1975. (67, 1 m.s., 22 covers, 7 others)
þ                       ..               ..                      8.
      60     --; Christmas; two binders with u.m. sets, mostly 1970s (a few earlier), of Christmas issues
         
     and associated topics. Apparently all different. (c.690, 9 m.s.)
þ           ..               ..                    30.
      61     --; International Refugee Year; 1960 small stockbook with an u.m. seln., probably all-
         
     different and in sets. (c.205, 8 m.s.)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      62     --; Olympic Games; German printed album with range of u.m. stamps etc. issued for 1984
         
     Winter and Summer Games; also USA PO commem. book containing USA stamps and
         
     p.stat. for same Games. (238, 30 m.s., 23 others)
þ         ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      63     Covers; large and heavy box of mainly FDCs (Germany, Taiwan, Vatican, Romania, Austria,
         
     many others) plus some commercial also. Mainly in albums, some loose. (Many 100s)
þ          £100.
      64     --; mix in carton of commercial, FDCs, philatelic, and postal stationery. Much Germany,
         
     USA, Liechtenstein, but many others also. Interesting odds seen. (100s)
þ             ..                    75.
      65     --; mainly non-Commonwealth mixed bundle, mainly commercial, inc. some censors, a few
         
     Ethiopia FDCs, USA 1933 unofficial bisect, Iran c.1960s/70s (c.150)
þ                ..                    35.
      66     --; large carton of world covers, mainly relatively modern commercial. (Many 100s) Ä                  24.
      67     --; 1953 pair of souvenir KLM covers for Netherlands to Christchurch (New Zealand) Air
         
     Race, and return flight as far as India. Includes original paperwork.         ..               ..                      6.
      68     --; Australasia; approx. 1940s-50s seln. of five covers with Australian stamps, and two with
         
     New Guinea - the Australians all military and quite possibly with P.N.G. Connections. (7)             35.
      69     --; Scandinavia; small seln. (mainly Norwegian) inc. Norway 1874 cover with Posthorn
         
     3sk, 1969 cover with Longyearbyen c.d.s. and cachet of Dutch climbing expedition (signed
         
     by three members), etc. (11, plus 4 postcards) ..               ..                   ..            15.

      70     --; Aviation; 1954-75 (mainly about 1960-62) bundle of covers, mainly first flight souvenir
         
     covers or similar, plus a few commercial covers from airlines, etc. Good mix of countries,
         
     with many of Lufthansa, Olympic Airways, and KLM. (c.79) Also set of 5 Swiss 1981 flight
         
     covers.
þ                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      71     --; Europa; 1961 seven sets of 14 illus. unaddressed FDCs (no Cyprus or San Marino, the
         
     UK with a small printed address) (98)
þ         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.

Ä is the symbol indicating that the lot will not be taken to the auction room.

General, 8 December 2008                        Page 5                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      72     Covers; Europa; year sets of illus, largely unaddressed, FDCs – 1963 (19 covers, complete),
         
     1964 (19, complete), 1969 (23, inc. French Andorra), 1970 (19, complete), and 1972 (20,
         
     inc. French Andorra).
þ               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      73     --; --; mainly 1960, plus some 1961, and just a few others, box of Europa FDCs, mainly fine
         
     illus. unaddressed with moderate duplication. (c.260)
þ    ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      74     --; Travelling Post Offices; 1962-63 bundle of mainly railway pmks. on cards/covers from
         
     W.Germany (26), Switzerland (19, these all postbus), and other countries (8). Also four
         
     others.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      75     Perfins; mixed packet of UK (c.110) and foreign (c.125). ..                   ..            30.
     
Ü     Forgeries; see Nicaragua.
      76     Cinderella; small mainly European seln. inc. several labels for 1896 Berlin Industrial
         
     Exhibition. (c.60 items)                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
     
Ü     --; see also Denmark, Germany, India, Italy (Trieste), Moçambique Company, Portugal,
         
     Ukraine, U.K.
      77     Literature; Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World “2007” edition in colour in five volumes.
         
     Excellent second-hand condition. Retail £149.95
þ          ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      78     --; useful box of books inc. SG Commonwealth 2005 (to 1952) and 1999 (2 vols.), SG GB
         
     Specialised
vols. 1 (2001), 2 (1999), SG Sectionals parts 4, 8, 9, 21 (mixed dates), Whitney
         
     Collect British Postmarks (1997), etc. (15)
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      79     --; Guide Lines to the Penny Black by Percy Litchfield, 1986.             ..               ..                      8.
      80     --; The Postal History of Tibet by Arnold Waterfall, 1965.
þ              ..               ..                    20.
      81     --; The Postage Stamps of Nepal by Harrison D.S. Haverbeck, c.1961. Also The Postage
         
     Stamps of Nepal
by Smythies, Dawson, and Haverbeck, c.1950.         ..               ..                    12.
      82     --; Altschweiz – was nicht im Katalog steht by Josua Bühler, 1968.    ..               ..                      5.
      83     Supplies (New); five boxes (each of 100) of Windmill Climax-6 black stockcards
         
     (147x84mm with two clear strips and clear cover). Retail £8.70/box = £43½
þ     ..                    20.
      84     --; two boxes of empty clearfronted bags – 8½”x13” (c,800), 5”x7” (c.600), and 3”x4½”
         
     (c.400+)
Ä                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      85     Supplies (Second-Hand); Safe Signoscope T2 watermark detector (the smaller of the
         
     Signoscopes), battery-operated (with option of adaptor – not included). (Retail £85.85 inc.
         
     adaptor)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      86     --; Uvitec Micro short wave ultra-violet lamp, battery operated, in good working order.
þ           10.
      87     --; carton with a dozen double-size and three single covers albums, and 14 various binders/
         
     folders.
Ä                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
                  
           Non-Philatelic Items
      88     Medals; group of three named to member of Royal Navy, comprising; South Atlantic Medal
         
     with large rosette (recipient served on HMS Farnella, minesweeper), Campaign Service
         
     Medal with
AIR OPERATIONS IRAQ clasp, and Royal Naval Long Service and Good
         
     Conduct Medal. Group has been removed from a frame, but could be remounted.
þ                £500.
      89     Postcards; very attractive Wm. Younger & Co. advertising card (for “Scotch Ale” and
         
     “Christmas Beer”) printed for use in Belgium, used in 1916 with German Occupation of
         
     Belgium 8c stamp cancelled Brussels, also with oval violet censor mark. Filing punch hole
         
     at right, and a couple of other small marks. Interestingly still advertising British products
         
     during the Occupation. Estimated at £20, but who knows ?
:               ..               ..                    20.
      90     --; album of mainly buildings – Vatican, ancient Roman, Chester, Hadrian’s Wall, other
         
     abbeys and cathedrals, etc. (c.130) þ             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
      91     --; British Isles; shoebox with approx. 230 English and 200 Scottish, mainly Edwardian. þ        60.


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

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VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 2 December to Saturday 6 December; 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 8 December; 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)


           Classified by Country
      92     Afghanistan; 1928 Independence Anniv. - eight u.m. tête-bêche pairs and eight singles.
         
     Cat.£120. (24)          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      93     Åland Islands; Feb. 1997 to Jun. 2000 complete run of PO unaddressed FDCs, inc. “Frama”
         
     labels, etc. (35, 3 others)
þ          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      94     Albania; 1925-53 airmail m.m. seln. comprising 1925 set (7), 1927 opt. set (7), 1930 set
         
     (7), 1939 opt. (3), 1939-40 (1), 1940 set (7), 1950 (6), and 1952-53 0.50 on 2l. S.t.c.£530.      55.
      95     --; Greek Occupation; 1940 defin opt. set (17) each f.u. on small piece (SG 1-17 cat.£11
½),
         
      Charity Tax and Postage Dues sets f.u. (SG 18-20, D21-25, cat.£2.90)                ..                      6.
      96     --; --; 1941 Greek Youth set (20) m.m./l.m.m., fine but for small thin on air 55d. SG 26-45
         
     £85.       ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      97     Ascension; 1938-53 ½d, 1d SG 39 (2), 1d SG 39a, 1½d SG 40d, 2d SG 41, 3d SG 42
         
     (toned gum), 3d SG 42b, and 4d to 10/-, all l.m.m./m.m. and probably the cheaper perfs.
         
     S.t.c.£290. (14)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      98     --; 1938-53 perf. 13
½ 5/- and 10/- (centred slightly to upper right) l.m.m. (cat.£95. and £110.
         
     for u.m.) ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      99     --; 1938-53
½d perf.13 top marginal fourblock, one showing the "Long Centre Bar to E"
         
     variety. The variety, SG 38ba cat.£85., is fine u.m., others l.m.m. or u.m.                ..                    30.
    100     Australian States; quite varied mainly used collection in album comprising NSW (115),
         
     Queensland (52), S.Australia (70), Tasmania (44), Victoria (152), and W.Australia (34).
         
     Much is common and condition is very mixed. but there are sufficient scarcer/fine to make
         
     it worthwhile.
þ        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    101     --; mix either loose or on chopped-up old album pages, of all States except Tasmania. (100s)       30.
    102     --; small seln. on stockcards of Victoria (56, inc. a few of the early imperfs) and Western
         
     Australia (22).           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    103     Australian States; New South Wales; 1894-1904 (although we're not entirely confident
         
     this is not perhaps the 1885-86 wmk.) "POSTAGE" opt. (in very dark blue) 10/- perf.
         
     10x11¾ m.m, almost full gum. Not perfect but pretty good. Not SG listed in this combin-
         
     ation of perfs.            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    104     --; --; 1905 20/- perf.12 l.m.m., SG 350a cat.£225. Couple of short perfs and wrinkles, but
         
     still acceptable.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    105     Australia; 1913-78 collection on pages, majority used, the later years of little importance,
         
     but earlier includes 1913-14 'Roos short set
½d to 10/- mounted mint (cat. c.£1,600., gen-
         
     erally toned, and some other faults), various other 'Roos and KG5 Heads, some moderate
         
     1930s commems, 1937-49 Robes set (3) m.m., plus 1946-48 BCOF set (7) m.m., etc. Some
         
     general toning in all but modern, and mint often with some adherence. (c.550)          ..                £150.
    106     --; 1913-2004 mainly used in two-volume SG One-Country album (pages to 2004),
         
     quite scattered, mainly used though some m.mint inc. a few later sets. A few AAT also.
         
     (c.900)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    107     --; 1933 cover by first flight Port Moresby-Lae endorsed
"PER THE NEW ENGLAND AIR
         
      SERVICE AND THE NEW GUINEA AIR SERVICE". Australian stamps cancelled Sydney,
         
     N-E-A-L label at left (with airmail etiquette superimposed), large aeroplane-shaped label
         
     on reverse as well as Brisbane and Salamaua datestamps. A little toning.                 ..                    20.
    108     --; Postage Dues; 1913 Kangaroos with large "OS" perfin 5d, 6d, 9d and 1/- each m.m. but
         
     a bit toned, rough perfs at right of 1/-. SG O7-O10 cat.£610.                ..               ..                    60.
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    109     Austria; approx. 1850-1981 mint and used colln. in two Davo standard printed albums,
         
     with moderate range of earlier issues, some better m.m. sets e.g. 1922 Musicians, 1923
         
     Artists, 1934 Architects, 1936 Inventors (used), 1948 Creative Arts, 1949 Child Welfare,
         
     1950 Plebiscite, etc. (100s) Also stockbook of 1981-85, and others
þ ..        £200.
    110     --; seven albums with middle to modern ranges, with occasional duplication. Includes one
         
     empty (which is Lighthouse hingeless 1990-2006). Contain stamps, a few covers, postal
         
     stationery, the bulk 1950s-80s. Some mounted so as to be difficult to inspect. (100s)
þ               80.
    111     --; 1991-2003 (excluding 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000) year packs with u.m. defins, commems
         
     and m.s. (9 packs)     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.

    112     --; Newspaper Stamps; 1861 1k05 grey f.u. with small thin. SG N38 cat.£190.                          10.
    113     --; Post Offices in Turkish Empire; French Currency; 1903-6 small mint and used selec-
         
     tion of the surcharges. S.t.c.£1,000., but sold "as is". (11) ..                   ..            40.
    114     Belgium; 1851-1915 used colln. on a few pages inc. several Medallions, 1882-94 railway
         
     parcels 2f, 1911 Charleroi set (8), etc., mainly good/fine but some poorer. S.t.c.£600+
         
     (c.150)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    115     --; 1919-20 "Tin Hat" 10c and 15c each in u.m. sheet of 25, small faults but attractive. Also
         
     1961 Euratom 40c u.m. (5 sheets of 30).         ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    116     --; 1952 UPU Congress short set to 20f mint (small patch of adhesion on gum at corner of
         
     each, 2f creased). Cat. c.£95. (11)                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    117     --; 1958-60 seln. of u.m. King Baudouin defins between 2f and 100f, inc. 6f50 (cat.£70.),
         
     7f50 (£65.). Total s.t.c.£240. (13)                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
     
Ü     --; see also Non-Philatelic (Postcards).
    118     Bermuda; 1953-62 dupl. u.m. seln. of defins inc. 2/6 (3), 5/- (4), 10/- (2), and 1962-68 etc.
         
     seln. of u.m. values with dupl. S.t.c.£225. (57) ..               ..                   ..            40.
    119     --; 1971-83 bundle of illustrated first day covers, sometimes duplicated, generally with
         
     typed addresses. (57) Also a few other covers and some mint sets.
þ    ..            15.
    120     Bohemia and Moravia; 1939-44 m. & u. range on stockleaves inc. some dupl. (c.300)              20.
    121     Bulgaria; 1911-40 collection on a few pages, the majority m.m. plus others used. Many
         
     medium values, plus 1934 Shipka Pass set (12). S.t.c.£150. (161)         ..               ..                    15.
    122     Burma; 1961 15p on 14p u.m. block of 15 (5 x 3), the perfs a bit crushed between three
         
     pairs, all with overprint inverted. SG 164a cat.£17. each = £255.           ..               ..                    40.
    123     Burma; Japanese Occupation; 1943 State Crest imperf. 5c fine used on envelope (KG6
         
     p.stat.) with Tamwe first day cancel. Probably philatelic/produced to order. SGJ72 cat.£26.         12.
    124     --; --; Revenues; 1942 general 5c revenue – twenty single examples stuck to both sides of a
         
     large piece torn from a ledger-type page, each signed over (1944). Barefoot 1, cat.£15. each.
         
     Some folds or other faults.
:        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    125     Canada; Newfoundland; 1933 Gilbert set (14), 1939-49 Dues set (6), 1941-44 defin set
         
     (14), and a few others m.m. on four pages. Mainly fine though some faults. S.t.c.£215. (47)          30.
    126     Canada; 1897-2002 mainly used in two-volume SG One-Country album (pages to 2002),
         
     sparse throughout, though better seln. of m.m. about 1975-84. (c.1,000)
þ            ..                    40.
    127     --; 1903-30 mint selection with a little duplication, and with fairly solid cat. prices through-
         
     out. Includes 1903-12 KE7 5c, 1911-12 7c pair, 1917 Confederation 3c (5), 1927 Confed-
         
     eration commem (2 sets of 5), 1928-29 12c, 20c, etc. S.t.c.£470. (48 = 22 diff.)   ..                    45.
    128     --; 1908-30 unmounted mint selection with duplication, s.t.c.£250. (for m.m.). (46 = 15 diff.)        35.
    129     --; mainly used in three stockbooks with duplication but also with occasional better values,
         
     and inc. some Newfoundland. (100s)
þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    130     --; used range in stockbook with odd higher values and fair number modern. (c.750 diff-
         
     erent)
þ                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    131     Ceylon; 1857-59 1/- imperf. f.u. four-margin (wide at left and top). SG 10 cat.£200.                   30.
    132     --; 1885 wmk. Crown CC perf.14 5c/32c, 5c/64c, 20c/24c, 30c/36c, and 56c/96c fair to fine
         
     m.m., cat.£288.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
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    133     Ceylon; 1912-25 largely mint seln. on page inc. 5r (2 fine l.m.m./m.m., 1 poorer m.m.),
         
     10r m.m. (small faults), 20r m.m. (crease etc.), 50r used (looks good, but must be "as is"),
         
     etc. High cat. (29)      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    134     --; mixture in stockbook plus a few loose club book pages. (c.500)
þ   ..            24.
    135     China; mix on a few stockcards of mainly People's Republic inc. a few 1981-82 u.m. sets,
         
     etc. (c.75)                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    136     --; People's Republic; 1949-65 nice straightforward collection in album, mixed mint and
         
     used. In the earlier years, issues are often represented by the official reprints. Fairly
         
     complete up to 1959, still well-filled after that inc. 1960 Chrysanthemums set (18) used,
         
     1964 Peonies set (15) u., Bronze Vessels set (8) u.m., etc. (698, plus some dupl.)
þ                £120.
    137     --; --; 1958 Heroes Monument miniature sheet u.m. (no gum as issued), one small natural
         
     colour spot in paper (quite normal). SG MS1749a cat.£110.                 ..               ..                    35.
    138     --; --; 1987 and 1989 Year Books, plus a few odds on two stockleaves.
þ           ..                    20.
    139     Cook Islands; c.1900-73 m. & u. seln. on a few pages, with the main value around KG5/
         
     KG6. S.t.c.£290. (c.140, 2 m.s.)  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    140     --; 1936-44 £1 l.m.m. SG 121 cat.£60., and 3/- f.u. on piece but with a little toning at edges
         
     SG 117 cat.£70.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    141     --; Aitutaki; 1986-94 (approx.) seln. of u.m. on stockleaf, apparently mainly in sets, and
         
     with surprisingly high cat (s.t.c.£225.). Couple of minor faults. (c.77)      ..            35.
    142     Crete; Russian Administration; 1899 handstruck 2m green-black used, 1899 with Eagle
         
     control mark (without stars) five different (plus one dupl.) unused/mint, and six values used.
         
     Sold "as is" though we suspect several are probably genuine.                                   ..                    40.
    143     --; Revolutionary Assembly; Sep. 1905 handstamped set (5, SG V1-5) used (cat.£30.), Oct
         
     1905 set (6, SG V6-11) m.m. (£11.), and two used sets of 1905 Map (SG V12-14, cat.£30.
         
     per set for mint). Mainly good/fine.                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    144     --; French Post Offices; 1902-3 set of 15 mixed and used plus a few duplicates. Generally
         
     fair/good though some faults (inc. on the 5f). Cat. Approx.£60.              ..               ..                    10.
    145     --; Italian Post Offices; 1900-12 small seln. of nine different mixed m. & u., plus three
         
     duplicates. (12)          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    146     Czechoslovakia; approx. 1920-70 stockbook with u.m. seln. inc. many 1960s thematic sets,
         
     and a binder of m. & u. miniature sheets, these with light dupl. (c.580, 74 m.s., 7 others)
þ           40.
    147     Danish West Indies; dupl. used lot of 1900-3 2c (c.13), 1905 5b (c.140), 1907-8 5b (c.45),
         
     10b (c.17), mainly fair/good/fine. Cat.£800+    ..               ..                   ..            30.
    148     Danzig; 1929-44 album of Danzig postmarks inc. slogans, mainly on piece, on Danzig or
         
     Germany stamps. (130 items)
þ                      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    149     --; 1924 2g SG 201 sound used, cat.£110.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    150     Denmark; mainly 1970s/early 1980s seln. of sub-national Christmas seals sheets and
         
     similar. Some duplication. (40 sheets)               ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    151     Dominica; 1877-90 small m. & u. seln. of nine different, plus one St. Christopher. Mainly
         
     fair/good. S.t.c.£350. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            45.
    152     Falkland Islands; 1878-79 no wmk. 6d heavy m.m., 1891-1902 1d orange-red, 2d, 6d, 9d,
         
     and 1/- mixed m.m. Cat.£273.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    153     --; 1929-36 Whale & Penguin short set to 2/6 m.m., mixed gum. SG 116-123 s.t.c.£170.            30.
    154     --; 1938-50 1/- (4), 1/3 (2), 1952 odd values to 1/- m.m., u.m. blocks of ten of 1952
½d, 1d,
         
     2d, and 1979 £1 booklet. Total s.t.c.£280.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    155     Faroe Islands; Jan. 1996 to Sep. 2000 run of unaddressed PO FDCs, sets spread out as
         
     one stamp per cover (no m.s.). (92, 2 others)
þ               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    156     Fiji; odd little lot comprising 1892-93 5d on 6d m.m. (SG 75a cat.£60.), 1954-59 £1 l.m.m.
         
     (£38. for u.m.), and postage due 1940 set (8) unused (cat.£120. for u.m., but imperfect).              30.
    157     --; 1956 cover to Australia with UK 1949 UPU 3d stamp cancelled by boxed
"PAQUEBOT"
         
      Suva c.d.s. beside, plus cachet at corner "ORIENT LINE OF ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS/S.S./
         
      'ORONSAY'". Some toning around stamp.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
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    158     Finland; 1890 5m and 10m u.m., normal gum crackles, cat.£68.           ..               ..                    18.
    159     --; 1913 10m SG 167 f.u., cat.£275.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    160     France; 1930-73 used seln. of airmails, sometimes duplicated, inc. 1936 3f50, 1949-50
         
     1,000f (2, fair only), etc. S.t.c.£170. (33)        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    161     --; 1937 National Museums set (2) f.u. on presentation card with Musee du Louvre c.d.s.
         
     Stamps cat.£59.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    162     --; small seln. inc. two 1867 covers, one 1873, some mixed quality early stamps, etc.                      8.
    163     --; German Occupation; 1941 “French Volunteer Legion” F+100f miniature sheet m.m.
         
     (polar bear design). Michel I (cat.€260. for u.m.)              ..                   ..               ..                    20.
     
Ü     French Post Offices Abroad; see Crete.
    164     French Colonies; attractive mint lot in stockbook, with duplication in places, strongest very
         
     roughly about 1920s-40s, but with some earlier and some through to 1960s/a few post-
         
     independence. Many medium or better values e.g. Oceania 1942 Air set (7) in u.m. four-
         
     blocks. (c.1,500)
þ  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    165     --; seln. on stockcard of higher-catalogued Congo (2), Guinea (4), Ivory Coast (3),
         
     Mauretania (6), and Obock (1), generally earlier. Mainly fair/good m.m., but some mainly
         
     small faults, and one used. S.t.c.£280+            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    166     --; mainly m.m. colln. on pages of Mauretania 1906-41 (104) and Middle Congo 1907-23
         
     (19), etc. S.t.c.£150. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    167     --; small but attractive seln. in stockbook, mainly 1940s-60s mint. (95, 1 m.s.)
þ 10.
    168     --; French Committee of National Liberation; 1943 Aid to Resistance Movement
         
     1f50+98f50 in a complete sheet of ten with marginal labels. The stamps fine u.m., some
         
     light toning, and some marginal faults. SG 87 cat.£20. each = £200.       ..               ..                    50.
    169     --; French Oceanic Settlements; 1913-31 largely m.m. colln. on four pages inc. 1913-15
         
     defin set (17), 1921 surcharge set (3, couple of tone spots etc.), 1929 Papetoia set (4), etc.
         
     S.t.c.£350. (61)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    170     --; French West Africa; 1957-61 seln. of 14 commercial airmail covers to Denmark, during
         
     the period of the country's change of status.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    171     --; Réunion; 1907-47 mainly m.m. (a few used) colln. on pages inc. 1924-27 10f and 20f
         
     surcharges, forty different 1943 France Libre inc. on 1907 5f, etc. S.t.c.£250. (150) 35.
    172     --; Togo; 1916-42 m.m. colln. on a few pages inc. 1916 Occupation opt. set (17), 1921 opt.
         
     set (17), etc., plus a few Somali Coast. Total s.t.c.£210. (c.145)            ..               ..                    30.
    173     German States; Bavaria; 1849-1920 dupl. m. & u. ranges not always well arranged in old
         
     Safe album. Condition mixed especially in early issues. (c.290)
þ          ..               ..                    30.
    174     --; Bremen; 1856-63 one unused and two used of 5gr, and two used of 5sgr. Cat.£1,350.,
         
     sold "as is".                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    175     --; North German Confederation; 1868-70 mainly used seln. of Northern and Southern
         
     District issues. S.t.c.£150. (15)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    176     --; Württemberg; 1851-65 used seln. of imperf. and perf. stamps to 6k. S.t.c.£800+ (11)           30.
    177     --; --; 1863 9k black-brown (SG 58) unused. A few rough perfs at top. Cat.£1,100.                   30.
    178     --; --; Official; 1906-19 2
½pf (200), 15pf (200), and 1919 overprinted 5pf (190), all unused
         
     (no gum) in sheets or part sheets, some faults. ..               ..                   ..              8.
    179     German Area; a few pages with French Zone (9), German POs Abroad (6 China, 11
         
     Morocco, 6 Levant), and Colonies (2).            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    180     --; German printed album with m. & u. Danzig 1920-39 (200+, includes 1937 Show m.s.
         
     with first day cancel, SG MS254a cat.£275., marginal creases), plus some cheap Bavaria,
         
     Allenstein, and some others.
þ     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    181     --; album of commercial covers, slogan, and unused postal stationery of about 1945-68. A
         
     few better Allied Occupation issues (e.g. 1947 booklet SG SB49 cat.£35.). Also a few of
         
     other countries. (c.200 items)
þ   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
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    182     Germany; 1924 Air set (7) used, mainly good/sound commercially used though some faults.
         
     SG 358-364 cat.£275.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    183     --; little printed album entitled "Dokumente aus Deutschlands schönsten und schwersten
         
     Tagen" ("Document of Germany's finest and most difficult days") containing (mainly stuck
         
     down) a few inflation period stamps and 19 different "Lost Territories mourning stamps"
         
     (these possibly reprints).               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    184     --; 1936 Olympics pair of miniature sheets l.m.m. (slight toning, cat.£55.), and 3 others.                20.
    185     --; printed album with W.Germany, W.Berlin, some Zones, m. & u. (100s)
þ         ..                    30.
    186     --; Allied Occupation; Soviet Zone (Saxony); 1946 Reconstruction perforated - a packet
         
     with an estimated 500 stamps all used. Very roughly equal numbers of the three values but
         
     not counted, and the majority fine. Cat.£1,000+                ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    187     --; Local Issues; Glauchau; 1945 part set (15) of the Hitler Head opts. mainly f.u. 10.
    188     --; West Germany; 1949-54 mainly u.m. seln. comprising 1949 UPU, 1951 Humanitarian
         
     set,  1952 Otto, Schurtz, 1953 Science Museum, Dunant, Transport set, Liebig, 1954
         
     Humanitarian set. Cat.£534. Mainly fine, gum not guaranteed.                ..               ..                    55.
    189     --; West Germany and Unified; 1956-2000 seln. of booklets with light dupl. Approx. 25%
         
     are c.t.o., rest u.m. Includes SG SB90 Hanover Fair (cat.£50.), SB53a (£28.), and SB53b
         
     (£110.). (43)             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    190     --; West Berlin; 1949 UPU set (7) l.m.m./m.m. - minor corner creases on 16pf, 60pf. SG
         
     B54-60 (cat.£850. for u.m.)         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    191     --; --; 1950-55 mainly used colln. on a few pages, better stamps including 1950 ERP g.u.,
         
     Philharmonic 10pf f.u., 1951 Bell (clapper left) set (5) f./v.f.u., Stamp Day 20pf g.u., 1952
         
     Beethoven v.f.u., Olympics set (3) f.u., Berliners set (10) u., 1953 Bell (clapper centre) set
         
     (5) u., Church 4pf to 20pf g./f.u., etc. Total s.t.c.£1,100. (60, 2 covers) ..        £100.
    192     --; --; 1948-87 m. & u. ranges in three hingeless albums (mixed styles, pages to 1990), with
         
     little after 1977. (100s)
þ             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    193     --; --; 1962-89 seln. of u.m. booklets with occasional dupl. Includes SG BSB14 (cat.£29.),
         
     BSB15 (£58.). (12)   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    194     --; East Germany; 1956 a wholesale quantity of approx. 500 of the Buchenwald Memorial
         
     20+80pf stamp, each used on maximum card (stamp on picture side of postcard showing
         
     the memorial, cancelled with Weimar 8.9.56 special postmark). Used stamp cat.£4.75 =
         
     c.£2,375.
þ              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    195     --; --; 1949-71 reasonably complete used (mainly c.t.o.) colln. in two old-style hingeless
         
     albums, inc. some better 1950s m.sheets. (100s)
þ          ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    196     --; --; 1966-80 two albums with seln. of u.m. sets (plus m.s. 1966-72, 1977-80). (100s)
þ         20.
    197     --; Covers; mixed bundle covering fair range of periods, most of it about 1910s-40s, with
         
     several WW1, numerous WW2, inc. Feldpost from both wars, a few items of mail into
         
     Germany with censor marks, plus a few other items e.g. postcards, 1921 ration book, 1942
         
     PO Savings pass book, etc. Varied condition but lots of interest. (c.150 items)
þ £100.
    198     --; --; four medium/small cartons with duplicated FDCs of W.Germany and W.Berlin about
         
     1950s-80s, also some maxi-cards, ETBs, etc. Some loose, some in albums. (1,000s)
Ä           £100.
    199     --; --; 1957-58 quantity/stock of Lufthansa first flight covers inc. 45 sets of six covers
         
     (May 1958 Karl-Marx-Stadt to Berlin and return, Karl-Marx-Stadt to Leipzig and return,
         
     and Karl-Marx-Stadt to Dresden and return. A few odd faults but mainly fine. (c.290)
þ              50.
    200     --; --; 1873 cover to Massachusetts, USA. Franked with Large Eagle 3k (rubs, perf faults,
         
     stamp cat.£5.25) and 7k (reasonable condition, £80.) cancelled by Frankfurt a.M. c.d.s.
         
     pmks. Manuscript "Via Queenstown", red FRANCO and NEW YORK/PAID ALL c.d.s. on
         
     front. Faults.              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    201     --; --; 1874 cover to Washington DC, USA. Franked with 1872 Large Eagle 9k (SG 27, cat.
         
     £475., fine but for slightly blunt corner at upper right) cancelled by rectangular Frankfurt
         
     a.M. datestamp. Manuscript "Via Bremen or Hamburg", red
NEW YORK/PAID ALL c.d.s. on
         
     front. Small faults.
: ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £100.
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    202     Germany; Covers; 1922 (29 Nov.) registered cover to Los Angeles, USA, with colourful
         
     seln. of 21 various stamps on front and back cancelled Berlin. Reverse has resealing strip
         
     and cachets from having been opened by tax control at Hamburg.          ..               ..                      5.
    203     --; --; 1951 souvenir card for first helicopter post flight in Germany (with two of W.Berlin
         
     1951 10pf Bell - clapper left - cancelled Wuppertal) with Wuppertal-Düsseldorf cachet;
         
     and 1954 souvenir card for Hannover Industries Fair with special label as well as five
         
     stamps (inc. W.Berlin 1953 Church 4+1pf).     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    204     --; Germany Mixed Lots; a quite massive stock/accumulation in 64 stockbooks (nearly
         
     all standard A4-size) contained in four cartons. The clear majority is of post-WW2 with
         
     smaller numbers of Empire and Reich. A mix of m. & u. sets, odds, and duplicates. (Many
         
     1,000s)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £300.
    205     --; --; W.Germany and Unified m. & u. ranges in eight printed albums and a stockbook,
         
     mostly about 1960s-90s. (100s)
þ                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    206     --; --; small seln. of selected earlier West Berlin inc. 1949-54 20pf (2 u.m., 1 m.m.) (19,
         
     s.t.c.£440.), plus one Hannover, and one German 1936 cover.              ..               ..                    50.
    207     --; --; two hingeless albums with scattered m. & u. ranges from early up to Allied Occupa-
         
     tion, main value in Third Reich. (100s)
þ         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    208     --; --; many thousands in medium box, some sorted in packets or bundles, others loose,
         
     often with very heavy duplication. Also packets apparently of E.Germany c.t.o. year sets,
         
     etc.
þ    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
     
Ü     German Occupations; see Non-Philatelic (Postcards) (for Belgium), Albania, France, Macedonia.
    209     German Post Offices and Colonies; Morocco; 1905 set (13) m.m. (light to heavy hinges)
         
     - the 1p without gum, and the 2p50c with toned gum, otherwise generally good/fine. SG
         
     26-38 cat.£475.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    210     Gibraltar; 1995-2007 m.m. (plus just a few c.t.o.) colln. in album. (c.89 sets, 69 m.s.)
þ        £130.
    211     Greece; mainly used lot in stockbook inc. modern issues. (c.800 different)
þ         ..                    12.
    212     --; Balkan War Issues; 1912-13 m.m. seln. of opts. on Turkey for use in Lesvos (Mytilene),
         
     and opts. on Greece for use in Limnos. Slight dupl. S.t.c. £270. (Lesvos), £22. (Limnos). (36)      40.
    213     --; --; Samos; Nov. 1912 Map set (3) f.u., SG 1-3 cat.£20.                  ..               ..                      8.
    214     --; --; --; 1913 Turkish Evacuation 1d, 2d, 5d l.m.m./u.m., SG 15-17 cat.£45.       ..                    12.
    215     Hong Kong; quite a useful mint and used range in a broken stockbook. Most value is in
         
     earlies (mainly used), and in earlier QE mint, and bulk made up by many used duplicates.
         
     Includes 1885 50c surch., KE7 to $1, 1954-62 short set to $5 u.m., etc. (c.1,500)
þ                  80.
    216     --; 1948 Silver Wedding set (2) v.f.u., the colour of the $10 a bit oxidised. Cat.£101.                   20.
    217     Hungary; 1871-73 selection of lithographed and engraved values in mixed used condition,
         
     inc. litho 25k. S.t.c.£250+ (13)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    218     --; 1914-75 m.m./u.m. seln. on stockleaf inc. sets. S.t.c.£240. (70, 3 m.s.)             ..                    24.
    219     Iceland; 1950 Bishop 3k30 - forty u.m. six-blocks, cat.£1.70 each = £408.           ..                    15.
    220     India; early to modern mainly used in stockbook inc. some others such as Bahawalpur (few
         
     but useful), Pakistan, Muscat. (c.1,750)
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    221     --; 1911 (18 February) nice little cover carried on the world's first official airmail. Well-
         
     filled on the front with ten different India KE7 stamps plus four different Jaipur, and six
         
     strikes of the special handstamp in magenta, the back with Allahabad and Calcutta c.d.s.s
         
     and Allahabad registration label. Some faults (torn at side, part of flap missing, other marks
         
     etc.) but still attractive. Roughly 6,000 items flown, of which 931 were registered.
: 50.
    222     --; 1940-43 defin 12a u.m. block of 80 (8 x 10), SG 276, cat.£6.50 each = £520., evenly
         
     toned.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    223     --; 1947-80 mixed m. & u. range on pages inc. sets, some covers, p.stat. cutouts, etc. (c.600)      24.
    224     --; little shoebox with many 100s of loose off-paper stamps – inc. a small scattering of
         
     States (Hyderabad, Travancore, possibly others) and Bahawalpur.
þ    ..            20.
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    225     India; Back-of-the-Book; stockbook with I.E.F. (1914 mint set), Forces in Korea set (12)
         
     l.m.m., apparently all of the Indo-China 1954-68 opts. l.m.m., a mainly used range of
         
     Officials (c.200)
þ    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    226     --; Revenues; a few pages of national and individual state adhesives (c.220, plus odd others)       20.
    227     --; China Expeditionary Force; 1900 8a reconstructed used block of four, small faults. SG
         
     C8 cat.£20 each = £80.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    228     --; --; 1914-22 set (11) heavily mounted mint, and toned, small thin on 1a. SG C23-C34
         
     cat.£250. Good spacefiller set.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    229     Indian States; muddled yet interesting mix of Convention and Feudatory States on a few
         
     old pages, on cut-up pages, and loose. Condition is mixed, but many less common included.
         
     (100s) Also some India.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    230     --; Travancore; mixed mainly used on old approval pages, some obvious dupl. (c.300)                30.
    231     Ionian Islands; 1859 set (3) unused, all with four margins. The
½d with part gum (the gum
         
     partly soaked into the paper), 1d fine unused, 2d fine m.m., SG 1-3 cat.£139.         ..                    24.
    232     Iraq; 1970-73 useful u.m. seln. of overprints comprising SG nos. O1081-5, O1086-93,
         
     O1130a-O1147a, T931-6, and six unissued. S.t.c.£400+ (52)              ..               ..                    50.
    233     Israel; m. & u. lot in stockbook, sometimes with duplication or blocks (1,000+), and a
         
     small bundle of FDCs/souvenir covers (50).
þ ..               ..                   ..            20.
    234     Italy; 1863-1965 scattered used colln. on printed pages, with several better e.g. 1933 Holy
         
     Year 2l55+2l50 (cat.£32.), 1951 Milan Fair 55l (£31.). (c.820)            ..               ..                    50.
    235     --; 1880-88 seln. of pieces each with stamp cancelled by numeral pmk, and with c.d.s. to the
         
     side, some dupl. (44) ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            12.
    236     --; 1956 United Nations set (2) stuck to descriptive leaflet, and with a pair of coloured
         
     viewing “spectacles” tucked in at back (which are used to make the globe look 3-D). Not
         
     the dearest lot in the auction, but I predict possibly the most-viewed. Good fun in an old-
         
     fashioned sort of way !                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    237     --; range of used Parcel Post singles (i.e. half stamps) on two sides of stockleaf. (c.200)                15.
    238     --; Trieste; Revenues; 1947 used pairs of 12 different values 1l to 150l Industry and
         
     Commerce issues optd.
AMG-FTT.                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    239     Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika; 1903-4 wmk. Crown CC 20r fiscally used spacefiller
         
     with various faults. (SG 15, cat.£1,300. for postally used.) ..                  ..            30.
    240     --; 1904-7 (4 used) and 1907-8 (6 m., 8 u.) seln. with minor dupl., mainly fair/good/fine.
         
     S.t.c.£178.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    241     Kuwait; 1969-74 250f perf.14 in u.m. sheet of 50. SG 468 cat.£6½ each = £325. 24.
    242     Labuan; 1899 4c on 6c u.m. fourblock (cat.£92.), 4c on 8c u.m. fourblock (£116.), and u.m.
         
     fourblocks of the 4c surcharges on 25c, 50c, $1 (£76., but some toning and weak perfs)              50.
    243     Lebanon; 1946 Victory miniature sheet (brown text) u.m. (cat.£85., some tone spots and
         
     bends etc.), same m.s. on thick paper (blue text) unused (one crease, natural spot, cat.£275.,
         
     and very scarce if genuine - it looks ok), and 1949 UPU miniature sheet m.m. (£70.).                   45.
    244     --; mainly 1940s-50s colln. on a few pages. (200+)          ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    245     Liechtenstein; 1930 postcard – the picture side with view of Offenburg taken from an air-
         
     ship, with 15r and 35r of the 1930 Air set cancelled Vaduz, the reverse with 45r similarly
         
     cancelled, plus
MIT LUFTSCHIFF/GRAF ZEPPELIN/BEFÖRDERT red cachet, Königsberg c.d.s.
         
     Creased at one corner.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    246     --; 1951-52 Royal Couple set (2) - the 2f perf. 12
½x12 (small crease), 3f perf 14½, both
         
     l.m.m. SG 302A, 303B (cat.£122
½ for u.m.)   ..               ..                   ..            20.
    247     --; 1960 Europa 50c on illus. unaddressed FDC (stamp cat.£44.)          ..               ..                    12.
    248     --; 1961-79 remainder approval book with u.m. and used, mainly in sets. (c.580, 3 m.s.)              20.
    249     --; 1962 Stamp Anniversary m.s. – a wholesale bundle comprising u.m. (46, cat. £8.25 each
         
     = £379.50), and used with Vaduz FD cancel (71, cat.£4.50 each = £319.50) Total cat.£699.      35.

    250     Macedonia; German Occupation; 1944 short set to 9l (both) m.m., mainly fine though
         
     odd blemishes. SG G1-5 cat.£20. ..                 ..               ..                   ..              6.

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    251     Malaya; wide range in three stockbooks. Largest numbers of used, and much duplication
         
     also, but not too much inspection shows a good selection of decent items. (Many 100s)
þ            75.
    252     --; Straits Settlements; 1867-72 2c (1 m., 3 u.), 4c (1 m., 2 u.), 6c (1 m., 1 u.), 8c (2 u.),
         
     12c (2 u.), 24c (2 u.), 32c (1 u.), and 96c (1 u., this perf. 12½). Mixed quality, s.t.c.£600.           50.
    253     --; B.M.A.; 1945-48 $5 green and red on emerald l.m.m., one short perf. SG 17 (cat.£90.
         
     for u.m.) ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    254     --; Negri Sembilan; Sungei Ujong; 1885-90 2c with opt. type 28, showing the narrow “E”
         
     variety, SG 43da cat.£140., very lightly m.m. (possibly u.m.).                 ..               ..                    30.
    255     --; Selangor; 1941 $1 and $2 l.m.m., SG 86-87 (cat.£67 for u.m.)       ..               ..                    15.
    256     --; Japanese Occupation; 1942-44 Japanese opt. on Perak 5c in block of nine mint, one
         
     being the “sideways second character” variety. Important stamp (SG J275b, cat.£550.) fine
         
     with full (toned) gum and only minor imperfections. Came from good original source.
:            £100.
    257     Malta; 1904-14 KE7 5/- u.m., SG 63 cat.£65. (for m.m.), one short perf at foot.                        20.
    258     --; two printed albums (non-matching, unchecked) with a few mint sets about 1970s/80s.
þ         15.
    259     Mauritius; 1937 Coronation 20c with the "line through sword" variety, l.m.m., SG 251a
         
     (cat.£80. for u.m.), centred to lower right.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    260     Montserrat; Officials; 1976-80 20c chalky paper (very faint opt.) used block of 15, mainly
         
     fine. SG O10c (not priced in SG). ..                 ..               ..                   ..            10.
    261     Moçambique Company; Revenues; opt. on Moçambique "Imposto do Sello" 30r, 40r, 80r,
         
     300r, 500r, 800r imperf fourblocks, and a similar 10r perf block, unused (no gum). 10.
    262     Morocco Agencies; 1903-5 1p m.m. (cat.£35., creased), 2p m.m. (£50., lighter crease),
         
     1905-6 1p m.m. (£38.), Spanish Currency 3p and 6p m.m. (£21. and £35.)           ..                    35.
    263     --; British Currency KG5 Seahorse 5/- u.m., French Seahorse 6f l.m.m., and Tangier 1955
         
     Castles set (3) u.m. (couple short perfs), cat.£51.              ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    264     --; French Currency; 1925-34 50c left marginal vertical strip of four with inverted water-
         
     mark. SG 207w, cat.£75. each = £300. Unmounted mint, a couple of small tone spots.             £100.
    265     Morocco Agencies; Tangier; 1949 set (15) l.m.m./m.m. (cat.£90. for u.m.)         ..                    18.
    266     Nepal; 1954 Map defin set (12) u.m. (bends on 8p and 32p, couple of short perfs at top of
         
     50p). SG 85-96 cat.£150.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    267     Netherlands; 1939-41 seln. of ten censored covers to USA (mainly), England, and Egypt,
         
     plus 1940 cover to PO Box address in Lisbon ("undercover address" ?, apparently forward-
         
     ded to member of Dutch Navy at Portsmouth, faults), and a couple of earlier. (13) 30.
    268     --; 1967-2004 used colln. on pages inc. many complete sets, most useful for the later years.
         
     (c.1,000)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    269     --; 1896 2g50 perf.11 with fairly central Middelburg 1897 c.d.s. A few short perfs at foot.
         
     Cat.£140.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    270     --; mainly used lot in stockbook inc. many modern issues. (c.800 different)
þ         ..                    12.
    271     New Guinea; 1925-28 "Native Village" set (13) fine mounted mint. Gum typically appears
         
     thin, and with odd light wrinkles - one corner perf of £1 value creased. Centreing mixed but
         
     generally above average. SG 125-136 cat.£375. A very difficult set to find in anything app-
         
     roaching top grade.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    272     --; 1931 Bird of Paradise short set to 5/- m.m./l.m.m., SG 150-160 cat.£98.          ..                    24.
    273     --; 1935 Air £2 l.m.m., SG 204 cat.£275., possibly a bit colour rubbed at top.       ..                    50.
    274     --; Official; 1925 "Native Village" set (9 + 6d shade) m.m., some with typically thinner gum,
         
     a few odd wrinkles (again quite normal), and with toning on 1d, 3d, and 9d. SG O22-30 and
         
     O27a, cat.£75.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    275     New Hebrides; French; Postage Dues; 1925-57 mainly mint selection comprising 1925 set
         
     (5) f.u., 1938 set (5) l.m.m., 1941 France Libre set (5) u.m. (40 toned), 1953 set (5) u.m.,
         
     and 1957 set (5) u.m. Mainly fine but two or three mainly small faults. Cat.£323.  70.
    276     New Zealand; QV to KE7 seln. in album (many toned), mainly KG6-QE in stockbook (inc.
         
     a few NZ territories), others in packets.
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
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    277     New Zealand; 1898-2003 mainly used in two-volume SG One-Country album (pages to
         
     2004), sparse throughout, mixed used and m.m. (c.650)
þ ..                  ..            40.
    278     --; 1858-1985 mainly used colln. in old-style SG printed album, some sets and better odds.
         
     (c.750)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    279     --; 1931-35 Air 3d perf.14x15 l.m.m. with a horizontal bend (not quite a crease), SG 548a
         
     cat.£130.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    280     --; 1932-78 seln. of covers inc. 1932 first flight cover Hokitika to Nelson (with 1931 5d
         
     surcharge stamp), 1938 first flight cover (addressed to Aden) by All-Up Empire Air Mail,
         
     1954 Sydney Paquebot, etc. (21) Also two postcards (before & after 1886 eruption at Lake
         
     Tarawera).                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    281     --; mainly used lot in stockbook inc. many modern issues. (c.600 different)
þ                               12.
    282     Nicaragua; Forgeries; 1932 Railway Air set (5) "unused" - reprints ?  ..              8.
    283     Norway; 1882-1998 collection in two-volume Schaubek hingeless album, mint and used
         
     throughout though little before about 1940. (100s)
þ        ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    284     Nyasaland; 1891-1904 largely used seln. on stockcard – about a dozen different BCA
         
     stamps in mixed condition. S.t.c.£400. (20)      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    285     Papua; 1932 pictorial definitive set (16 +
½d shade) mounted mint, fine but for the £1
         
     which has a tear at the left. SG 130-145 and 130a, cat.£363. (of which the £1 is £180).           £100.
    286     Papua New Guinea; 1942-46 useful little selection of eight covers comprising; 1942
         
     YMCA envelope with Australian 3d stamp cancelled FPO/Q20 (Port Moresby), 1946
         
     "Active Service" FDC with Australian
½d and 2d cancelled faint BUKA PASSAGE c.d.s.,
         
     two covers with Aust. stamps cancelled military pmks. (1943, 1945, possibly PNG), and
         
     four USA forces items noted as being from New Britain 1944, Empress Augusta Bay (no
         
     year), Oro Bay (1944), and Finschhafen (1944).               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    287     --; 1946-49 seln. of five covers with Australian stamps cancelled in PNG (4 Post Moresby,
         
     1 Sohana). Also 1962 cover to Switzerland with PNG stamps cancelled
RELIEF NO 6 c.d.s.            20.
    288     --; 1952-93 attractive mint collection neatly written-up in album, apparently complete up to
         
     about 1982, then a bit patchy. Majority l.m.m., with u.m. and m.m. Also includes 1963 £1
         
     optd.
SPECIMEN (two types) u.m., 1964 Bird 10/- optd. SPECIMEN l.m.m., both 1960 postage
         
     due sets. (610, 2 m.s., 1 FDC)
þ ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £100.
    289     --; 1939 FDC of set (5) to USA with ms Passed by Censor on reverse, two unused postcards
         
     of Papuan life, etc. also a German Samoa reply postcard optd. GRI.      ..               ..                    20.
     
Ü     --; see also Covers (Australasia), Australia (1933 air cover).
    290     Peru; 1936 St. Rosa de Lima 10 soles f.u., cat.£65.         ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    291     Poland; Post Offices Abroad; Constantinople; 1919 opt. set (12) m.m., SG 1-12 cat.£400.
         
     but sold "as is".          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    292     Portugal; 1866-84 m.m./unused seln. of curved and straight label issues to 300r with slight
         
     dupl. Some minor faults (tone spot, surface rub, etc.). S.t.c.£4,800. (15)                 ..                £150.
    293     --; 1894 Prince Henry 150r heavy m.m., and 500r heavy m.m. (light diagonal bend, centred
         
     left, couple of blunt perfs). SG 323, 325, cat.£140. and £325.               ..               ..                    75.
    294     --; 1894 Prince Henry set (13) used, mainly with the "
1394/CENTENARIO/1894" commem
         
     cancel, and mainly fine (odd small faults). SG 314-326 cat.£300.           ..               ..                    45.
    295     --; 1911-12 set of
REPUBLICA opts./surcharges on 1898 postage dues (Vasco da Gama).
         
     200r with part gum. Also a faded used 200r. S.t.c.£350. (7)                  ..               ..                    45.
    296     --; 1926 First Independence set (21) mainly fine m.m. (two or three faults, the 40c used).
         
     Cat.£150.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    297     --; Back-of-the-Book; 1899-1910 m.m. set of 12 labels depicting crossed rifles - inscribed
         
    
UNIAO DOS ATIRADORES CIVIS/PORTE FRANCO for use by town shooting clubs. Listed in
         
     Michel (cat.€50 in 2002) (12)       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    298     Rhodesia; album pages with Rhodesia 1892-1908 (21), S.Rhodesia 1924-64 (111, inc.
         
     1931-37 values to 2/6, 1953 defin set v.f.u., 1964 defin set), Rhodesia 1965-72 (101, 3 m.s.,
         
     apparently all in sets). ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            60.
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    299     Rhodesia; 1913-22 "Admiral" selection of mint values to 5d, 6d, 8d, 10d, 2/-, sorted into
         
     different catalogue groupings, mainly good/fine though some faults. S.t.c.£700+ (50) 60.
    300     --; 1913-22 Admiral 2/-, 5/-, 10/-, and £1 each fiscally used with "BSA/C" perfin, couple
         
     little tone spots.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    301     Rhodesian Area; collection in album with Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1959-62 short set to 10/-
         
     u., Southern Rhodesia 1964 defin set u.m., Rhodesia 1970-73 defin set u.m., and many other
         
     sets, mainly u.m. Total cat. approx. £250. (c.320, 3 m.s.)
þ                  ..               ..                    40.
    302     Romania; 1885-1946 colln. in album, largely m.m. though some used especially in earlier
         
     period. Inc. many better - numerous in the £5-£30 catalogue range. (c.1,000, 25 m.s.)
þ         £130.
    303     --; 1906-49 mint selection on stockleaves, mainly of m.m. sets, often of high catalogue price.
         
     Total s.t.c.£350. (203, 1 m.s.)      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    304     --; a few pages (many from a Scott printed album) with mix of stamps from earlies to about
         
     1940s, the later years inc. many mint sets, some of higher cat. (c.500+)  ..            26.
    305     Saint Helena; 1856 6d, 1861 rough perf. 6d (2), 1864-80 6d SG 16a (small tear), and 5/-
         
     SG 20, mainly sound/good used. S.t.c.£585. (5)               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    306     --; 1864-1911 mixed mint selection inc. 1864-80 5/-, 1d perf.14, 1884-94 1/- (2), 1903 KE7
         
     set of six, etc. Total s.t.c.£540. (25)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    307     --; 1864-1913 mixed mint selection, majority QV surcharges, s.t.c.£248. (20)        ..                    45.
    308     Saint Lucia; 1882-84 perf.14 4d surcharge m.m. SG 27 cat.£300.       ..               ..                    60.
    309     --; 1987-91, plus officials 1983-90, small colln. of l.m.m. sets on pages, (s.t.c.£280. for
         
     u.m.) (153)                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
    310     Saudi Arabia; 1934-57 defin issue selection mainly u.m. in singles, pairs, or fourblocks,
         
     with between 1 and 5 of any value. S.t.c.£160.                 ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    311     Seychelles; 1938-49 definitive set (25) poor to fine m.m. (the 1r50 used), cat. c.£445.                26.
    312     Singapore; 1961-2004 used collection on pages, mainly good/fine and apparently all as
         
     sets. (c.300)              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    313     South Africa; 1933-48 hyphenated set (10 horizontal pairs) u.m. – the ½d m.m., the 2nd
         
     2d a little poorer, and 10/- centred low. Cat.£250.            ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    314     --; 1933-34 Voortrekker set (4 pairs) m.m. (cat.£15, two creased), 1938Voortrekker set (4
         
     pairs) u.m./m.m. (£65.), 1938 Voortrekker set (2 pairs) u.m. (£16.), and 1939 Huguenot set
         
     (3 pairs) u.m. (£42.)  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    315     --; 1935 Silver Jubilee set (4 pairs) u.m., cat.£45.             ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    316     Sudan; 1897-1948 used seln. of 31 different, s.t.c.£173. but that inc. a few fake opts.                  15.
    317     --; Back-of-the-Book; small mint seln. inc. 1906-11 Army Service set (5) overprinted
         
    
SPECIMEN (attractive, cat.£110., but virtually no gum), 1948 p.due set (4) heavy m.m., five
         
     OS perfins and 3 SG opts. Total s.t.c.£325.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    318     Sweden; accumulation in carton of FDCs, commercial covers, m. & u. stamps in stockbook,
         
     in packets, a few booklets and presentation folders, etc. (1,000s)
þ      ..               ..                    75.
    319     Switzerland; 1862-1971 used colln. on printed pages. Good general coverage, with many
         
     sets, and better items e.g. 1943
GEPH m.s., 1945 Pax  short set to 80c, etc. S.t.c. (using
         
     foreign catalogue) US$2,705. (c.990)
þ         ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    320     --; approx. 1882-1930 mint seln., mainly u.m., inc. some pairs and blocks. S.t.c.£220+ (66)        35.
    321     --; a generally similar seln., but inc. many m.m. S.t.c.£300. (68)             ..               ..                    35.
    322     --; 1929 attractive mid-sized cover addressed back to Switzerland, with 14 various stamps
         
     (inc. SG 325, 326, J51) cancelled Zürich, with "Ad Astra-Afrikaflug/Dezember 1929
         
     rectangular cachet, and fairly central Khartoum c.d.s. Slight damage to reverse.                             20.
    323     --; mainly 1940s-60s (some earlier) selection on a few pages inc. tête-bêche pairs, Official
         
     opts., 1942 Recycling various used se-tenant combinations, a few miniature sheets, etc.
         
     (c.170 items)             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    324     Syria; 1921 seln. on stockcard of the "O.M.F." overprints on Arab Kingdom stamps, mixed
         
     mint with duplication. S.t.c.£200+ (27)            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
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    325     Syria; 1924-25 o,P.50 surcharge on 10c Sower u.m. block of eight with the overprint
         
     inverted (one stamp damaged). SG 145 (cat.£25. each = £200. for m.m.)               ..                    30.
    326     --; 1930-36 defins basic set (one of each value) mint, mainly u.m., cat. almost £150. (18)             20.
    327     Tanganyika; 1922-24 Giraffe £1 with sideways watermark, fiscally used (ink cross and
         
     dates), still quite an attractive spacefiller. SG 88 (cat.£400. for postally used).         ..                    20.
    328     Thailand; same design in four values (5b, 30b, 35b, 45b) printed by American Bank Note
         
     Company, each in u.m. fourblock, each stamp overprinted
SPECIMEN and with small punch
         
     hole.       ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    329     Trinidad and Tobago; 1913-71 mint range on pages and stockleaves. Includes 1938-44
         
     KG6 3c black & scarlet u.m. six-block (couple tone spots), 4c chocolate u.m pair (off-centre,
         
     tone spot on one), and two m.m. singles, 1960-67 defin set (15) m.m., etc. S.t.c.£450. (169,
         
     4 m.s.)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    330     Turkey; 1951-67 colln. in old-style Lindner hingeless album, largely used to mid-1964,
         
     thereafter u.m. Includes 1958-60 Towns set (132) f.u. Some light dupl., a few later. (c.680,
         
     4 m.s.)
þ                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
    331     --; 1863 20pa with blue border (error), and 1pi, both used. Minimum cat.£68.        ..                      8.
    332     Tuvalu; u.m. range on stockleaves from earliest issues to about 1997 - defins and com-
         
     mems (c.100 sets, 14 m.s.), s.t.c.£440.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    333     Ukraine; Cinderellas; 1918 seln. of imperforates optd. with Polish eagle and surcharged
         
     with Grivni values, each used on piece (9). (Described by SG as "of private origin"). 15.
    334     United States of America; 1890-1987 m. & u. colln. in Scott Minuteman printed album,
         
     with reasonable u.m. completion from 1968, inc. sets of u.m. singles of 1982 Birds &
         
     Flowers and 1987 Wildlife. (c.1,500, 8 m.s., 5 others)
þ ..                   ..            45.
    335     --; 1966 SIPEX miniature sheet - approx. 300 u.m. examples, cat. 50p each = c.£150.                10.
    336     --; 1987 Wildlife set as singles, each on illus. FDC with Capex (Toronto) cancel. Also a few
         
     other covers etc.
þ   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    337     --; large carton of mixed cheap covers, FDCs and commercial. (Many 100s) Ä      ..                    20.
    338     --; generally similar lot.
Ä              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    339     Vatican City; approx 1929-78 m. & u. ranges in three hingeless albums and one stock-
         
     album. Includes 1951 Chalcedon set (5) u.m. (cat.£70.), 1933 Parcel Post set (13) u.m.
         
     (£37.). (100s)
þ       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    340     Vietnam; small seln. on stockcard s.t.c. c.£100., plus S.Vietnam 1974-75 25c on 8c SG
         
     S470h (ten u.m., SG unpriced).     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    341     --; South Vietnam; 1957-70s seln. mainly of sets in u.m. fourblocks, s.t.c.£400. (52 blocks).      30.
    342     --; --; 1955 Refugees 100p u.m., SG S10 cat.£85.           ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    343     --; North Vietnam; 1956 Hanoi Government set (4) u.m. (no gum as issued). SG N42-45
         
     cat.£220.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    344     Yugoslavia; approx. 1921-85 m. & u. ranges in stockbook inc. m.s. and sheetlets, several
         
     1970s thematic sets, etc. (c.730, 13 m.s./sheetlets, 1 bkt.)
þ                 ..               ..                    15.
    345     --; 1949 Railway miniature sheet both perf and imperf, each f.u. (c.t.o.). SG MS633bA/B,
         
     cat.£45. each.            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    346     Zanzibar; 1895-1954 small m. & u. colln. inc. 1895-96 4a, 8a f.u., 3r poor u., 3r poor m.,
         
     1936 10r g.u., 1949 S.Wedding 10/- m.m., etc. (77)        ..                   ..               ..                    40.

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              United Kingdom
    347     1840-57 used seln. inc. 1840 1d black (medium), 1841 1d red imperfs (39), 1854 1d red

         
     stars (45), etc.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    348     1858-79 penny red plates, bulk lot in large stockbook of plates 71 to 119, and plates 200 to
         
     224. Scarcer higher plate nos. inc. 219 (7), 222 (5), 223 (9), and 224 (7). Mixed used
         
     condition throughout, from poor to fine. (c.2,300)
þ         ..                   ..               ..                £240.
    349     A similar large stockbook, of plates 120 to 179. (c.2,300)
þ                ..               ..                £240.
    350     A similar medium stockbook of plates 180 to 199. (c.750)
þ                ..               ..                    80.
    351     1858-79 penny red plates, partial reconstructions by corner letters, in stockbook, of plates
         
     74, 78, 91, 110, 138, 171, and 165. Mixed used condition, but the majority fair/good/fine.
         
     (c.1,300) Also approx.240 mixed plates at back.
þ         ..                   ..               ..                £160.
    352     1858-79 penny red plates, partial reconstructions by corner letters, in stockbook, of plates
         
     120, 122, 124, 150, and 172. Mixed used condition, mainly fair/good/fine. (c.500+)
þ                60.
    353     1858-79 penny red plate 121, partial reconstruction by corner letters, on pages, mainly
         
     fair/fine used. (51)      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    354     1858-79 penny red plate 225 used. Quite reasonable appearance, but very probably repaired
         
     at one corner. Cat.£700.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    355     1858-79 penny red plates - seln. of six used odds comprising two misperfs, a paper fold,
         
     part marginal watermark, missing perf. pin, and an "S:" variety.               ..               ..                    20.
    356     1865-67 large white corner letters 3d plate 4, 6d plate 5, 6d plate 6 (torn), and 1/- plate 4,
         
     all with watermark Emblems inverted, average sound used. Cat.£1,150. ..            75.
    357     1867-80 large white corner letters 1/- plate 5, good sound used with watermark Spray
         
     inverted. Cat.£150.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    358     1870
½d plates 4 (3) and 5 (1) mixed quality mint/unused. Cat.£480.    ..            20.
    359     1873-80 large coloured corner letters 2
½d mauve plates 3, 6, and 17, and 2½d blue plate 18,
         
     all sound used and with inverted watermark Orb. SG 141Wi, 142 Wi, cat.£740.                          80.

    360     1873-80 1/- plate 12 g.u. with blue numeral cancel. SG 150 cat.£100.   ..            20.
    361     1880-83 3d on 3d heavily mounted mint, centred right and slightly toned (SG 159 cat.£500.),
         
     and 1883-84 1
½d m.m. with tiny spot (SG 188, £100.).                        ..               ..                    60.
    362     1880-81
½d (39), 1½d (21), 2d (13), 5d (15), 1881 1d lilac (14 dots) (6), 1883-84 "lilac &
         
     green" ½d (30), 1½d (18), 2d (10), 2½d (50), 3d (1), 4d (1), 5d (1), 6d (1), 9d (1), 1/- (1).
         
     All used, mainly sound, some reasonable cancels.              ..                   ..               ..                £120.

    363     1883-84 2/6 poor used perfin, 1902-13 2/6 fair/sound used, and 10/- faulty used. Cat.£790.       30.
    364     1902-13 duplicated used quantity of values to 7d (32), 9d (36), 10d (34), 1/- (46). Generally
         
     about average for quality, but with a scattering of fine examples. (c.600+)                ..                £100.
    365     1902-13 2/6, 5/-, and 10/- average sound used, cat.£790. ..                  ..            30.
    366     1902-13 2/6, 5/-, and 10/- used spacefillers. Cat.£790.    ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    367     1902-13 2/6 (15) and 5/- (8) in mixed used condition. Cat.£3,700.       ..               ..                    75.
    368     1902-13 (1902) £1 spacefiller used. Not a bad appearance to it, but short perfs, some
         
     wrinkles/creases, and a repaired corner. SG 266 cat.£750. ..                  ..            50.
    369     1902-13 KE7 9d, 2/6 (2), 5/-, and 1913-19 Seahorses 2/6, 5/-, 10/- (2) mixed used.                  40.
    370     1913-19 (1915) De La Rue Seahorses 2/6 fine lightly mounted mint, but with one badly
         
     pulled perf at foot. Cat.£250.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    371     1913-19 (1915) De La Rue Seahorse 2/6 decent m.m., with thinnish gum. While not perfect,
         
     still very presentable. Cat. minimum £250.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    372     1913-19 (1918-19) B.W. Seahorses 2/6 fine l.m.m., cat.£100.             ..               ..                    30.
    373     1913-19 (1918-19) B.W. Seahorses 2/6 fair m.m., cat.£100.                ..               ..                    16.
    374     1913-19 (1918-19) B.W. Seahorses 2/6 spacefiller m.m., cat.£100.     ..               ..                      8.
    375     1913-19 (1918-19) B.W. Seahorses 5/- quite decent m.m. with just the smallest imperfect-
         
     tions. SG 416 cat.£250.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
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United Kingdom, continued.
    376     1913-19 Seahorses 2/6, 5/-, 1924 Wembley set (2), and 1934 Seahorses 2/6 (1), 5/- (5), 10/-
         
     (6), mixed used. Cat.£1,146.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    377     1929 PUC low values set (4) u.m. in corner fourblocks with cylinder nos. K29 or L29.
½d
         
     mtd. on margin and margins not quite complete, 1½d with diagonal crease.              ..                    45.

    378     1939-48 10/- ultramarine u.m. (cat.£35.), plus u.m. but slightly toned 2/6 green, 5/-, and £1.        16.
    379     1939-48 2/6 brown l.m.m., 2/6 green m.m., 5/- l.m.m., 1948 S.Wedding £1 (3, one m.m.,
         
     one damaged m., one average used).               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    380     1951 high values set (4) u.m. (corner thin on 2/6, corner tone spot on 10/-). Cat.£100.                 20.
    381     1963 Freedom from Hunger, Paris, and Nature phosphor sets v.f.u., cat.£34
½.      ..                    12.
    382     1963 Lifeboat phosphor set (3) v.f.u., cat.£28.                 ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    383     Booklets; 1930s-70s loose selection, mainly 1960s/70s, and some with part contents only,
         
     but would be worth a sort through. Includes 1/- SG BD1 (cat.£25.), 1/- SG BD10 (£35.),
         
     Sep. 1952 2/6 SG BD20 (£48.). (c.80)
þ      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    65.
    384     --; 1977-80 seln. of nine 10p bkts., and 1977-95 colln. of ninety-nine 50p folder booklets.
         
     Wide variety, nearly all-different (some apparent dupl. are with/without cylinder numbers).
         
     Face value £50.40, s.t.c.£204.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    55.
    385     --; 1977-95 all different seln. of 50p folded booklets, Cat.£151.55. (29)                ..                    20.
    386     --; 1978-89 colln. of folder booklets between 70p and £1.90, all-different and some with
         
     cylinder numbers. Face value £117. (92)          ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    387     --; 1986-98 seln. of £1 folder booklets (42, nearly all different), and 1993-98 £2 booklets
         
     (10 different). Face value £62.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    388     --; 1983 Royal Mint prestige booklet u.m., cat.£11.          ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    389     --; 1990 London Life prestige booklet u.m., cat.£30.        ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    390     --; 1998 The Definitive Portrait prestige booklet u.m., cat.£26.              ..               ..                    10.
    391     --; 2000 A Treasury of Trees prestige booklet u.m., cat.£31.                 ..               ..                      7.
    392     --; 2004 “Letters by Night” prestige booklet u.m., cat.£24. ..                  ..              7.
    393     --; 2005 Battle of Trafalgar prestige booklet u.m., cat.£20. ..                  ..              7.
    394     --; three each of 2004 Letters by Night and 2005 Trafalgar prestige bkts. u.m., cat.£72.               35.
    395     Presentation Packs; 1984 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£90.                 ..               ..                    20.
    396     --; 1985 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£80.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    397     --; 1986 to 1995 Royal Mail Year Books complete run. (10)
þ            ..               ..                £120.
    398     --; 1989 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£42.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    399     --; 1993 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£65.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    16.
    400     --; 1994 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£55.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    17.
    401     --; 1996 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.£60.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    402     --; 1996 to 2002 Royal Mail Year Books complete run. (7)
þ              ..               ..                £150.
    403     UK First Day Covers;
1969-86 three albums of mainly cheaper covers, though a few non-
         
     standard included. (c.200)
þ        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    404     UK Philatelic Covers; 1971 (7 Nov.) 58 identical covers, each one being a British Forces
         
     Postal Service North West Europe envelope with stamps cancelled FPO 79 c.d.s.,
         
    
"PHILATELIC BUREAU (NWE)" cachet, and reg. label inscribed "4th Europ. ADBS days".                10.
    405     U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1843 cover London to Herefordshire with two 1d red
         
     imperf singles cancelled Maltese Crosses with numeral 3 in centre. Moderate quality only,
         
     but the stamps alone cat.£175 each.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    406     --; a dozen mixed penny red covers, plus Lundy 1953 Coronation cover, etc.         ..                    10.
     
Ü     --; see also Fiji.
    407     Cinderellas; post-WW1 Scottish National War Memorial “sheet 2” of 12 poster labels
         
     showing “The Navy”. Fine with gum.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    408     --; similar “sheet 3” showing “R.A.F. and other Troops”. Fine with gum.                 ..                    10.
    409     --; similar “sheet 4” showing “The Women’s Services”. Fine with gum.   ..            10.
    410     --; 1957 sheet of eight Scout Jamboree “poster stamps” in original folder, fine.                                6.
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United Kingdom, continued.
    411     Islands; Alderney 1983-91 m. & u., 1992-2007 m.m., Guernsey 1969-79 m. & u.,
         
     1980-2007 m.m., Isle of Man 1973-2007 m.m., and Jersey 1969-81 m. & u., 1982-2007
         
     m.m. The m.m. runs, if not complete, must be close to it. þ ..                  ..        £300.
    412     Guernsey; 1969-94 collection in three Lindner albums both u.m. and used (mainly c.t.o.)
         
     arranged usually as a page of mint on printed page followed by a plain page of used.
         
     Appears to be almost complete, and includes some Alderney also. (100s)
þ           ..                    80.
    413     Isle of Man; 1973-92 u.m. collection in Lindner hingeless album, probably almost complete.
         
     Includes some used in addition. (100s)
þ        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    414     Jersey; 1969-94 collection in two Lindner albums both u.m. and used (mainly c.t.o.)
         
     arranged usually as a page of mint on printed page followed by a plain page of used.
         
     Appears to be probably complete. (100s)
þ   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    415     UK Locals; Lundy; duplicated colln. in small stockbook (c.200, 1 m.s.), plus large mint
         
     blocks of 1953 Coronation (c.295) and 1961 Europa (c.350). Also 1993 book Stamps of
         
     Lundy Island
by Stanley Newman, 1993.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    416     UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1840-2006 m. & u. colln. in 2-volume SG/Davo printed
         
     album. The early years have mediocre used 1840 1d and 2d, moderate surface-printed, later
         
     QV to 10/-, KE7 to 5/-, KG5 to 10/-, all the KG6 high values used, etc. QE is initially
         
     mixed m. & u. inc. some better defins and some of the better phosphors, and still has odd
         
     used into the decimal period, then changing to straight runs mounted mint. Later years inc.
         
     some of the commem “extras”, etc. Decimal mint face value over £700. (100s)
þ £700.
    417     --; shoebox with mainly 1980s/early 90s u.m. on stockcards, plus 1970s/80s u.m. sets in
         
     packets, some booklets, a few pre-decimal, etc. Total decimal face approx. £170. Also
         
     small box of UK kiloware.
þ        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    418     --; 1929-91 mint commemoratives collection in three SG GB Special Stamps printed albums,
         
     complete in the decimals 1971-91 (mixed quality), the pre-decimal period also fairly
         
     complete but in much more varied condition (some fine u.m., others m.m. or with small
         
     faults, a few used). Decimal face £131. Also another album with 1969-2002 used colln.
þ       £110.
    419     --; 1841-1970 mint and used colln. in SG/Davo hingeless album. Includes some better e.g.
         
     1948 S.Wedding £1 m., many QE commems, etc. (100s)
þ                 ..               ..                    75.
    420     --; stockbook with poor penny black, c.150+ 1d red plates, plus hundred of other QV-QE,
         
     pages with another 100+ 1d reds, and a mainly used colln. in an album.
þ              ..                    70.
    421     --; 1858-1945 useful but scattered mint selection . Includes 1870 ½d plate 15, 1883-84 ½d
         
     (2), several 1887-1900 Jubilee inc. decent 1½d, creased 1/- green, KG5 1912 ½d and 1d
         
     with inverted reversed wmks., several KG5 control singles,  1925 Wembley set, 1929 PUC
         
     low value blocks, etc. (c.100 items)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    422     --; QV Jubilee 9d (2), KE7 1/-, KG5 Seahorses 2/6 (6), 5/- (9), and various KG6 high
         
     values (19). All used, mainly fair/sound/good.   ..               ..                   ..            50.
    423     --; seven pres. packs inc. 1965 Abbey (no cellophane, a little worn), a 1972 Wedgwood
         
     pane FDC (with the ½p side band), and a few recent u.m. sets or miniature sheets. 45.
    424     --; a few stockleaves with a few surface-printed average used (mainly 21 x 2
½d mauve, 6 x
         
     2½d blue), dupl. KE7/KG5/KG6/QE. (100s)  ..               ..                   ..            40.
    425     --; a box of remainder stockbooks (4), album, plus three cover albums, etc. (1,000s) þ               40.
    426     --; mainly 2007 seln. of u.m. sets/packs, some a little earlier, face approx.£60.        ..                    40.
    427     --; used seln. of KG5/KG6 high values and a few others. High catalogue. (c.44)                           26.
    428     --; odd little mix inc. two misperforated penny reds, a double-perforated surface-printed 6d,
         
     three 2d blues with part marginal watermarks. ..               ..                   ..            22.

    429     --; folder of Hagner pages of duplicated KE7 used values to 1/-, plus a few Officials and a
         
     few mint. (100s)
þ    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

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down to the next normal step. (We keep to these increments as much as possible, but do sometimes
change if circumstances make it desirable.)
Up to £20, bids are in £1 steps.                From £20 to £30, bids are in £2 steps.
>From £30 to £50, bids are in £2 or £3 steps (i.e. £30, £32, £35, £38, £40, £42, £45, £48, £50).
>From £50 to £100 in £5 steps.                           From £100 to £200, bids are in £10 steps.
>From £200 to £300, bids are in £20 steps.
>From £300 to £500, bids are in £20 or £30, and above this in 5% to 10% steps.

Abbreviations; a list of abbreviations and symbols used is from time to time included in the auction catalogue. We suggest that you keep a copy for future reference.
m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint                                  accum.             accumulation
l.m.m.               lightly mounted mint                              colln.                collection

g./f.u.                good/fine used                                      seln.                 selection
v.f.u.                 very fine used                                       pmk.                postmark
FDC                first day cover                                       cat.                   catalogue price

PSB                 prestige stamp booklet                           PNC               philatelic numismatic cover
s.t.c.                 stated to catalogue (by vendor)             m.s.                  miniature sheet
S.o.W.             “Stamps of the World” catalogue          inc.                   including
                    Smaller bid steps accepted                    PTSA               priced to sell at
c.d.s.                circular datestamp                                 bkt.                  booklet               
Ä   lot not being taken to auction room
lvs.                   album leaves                                         p.stat.               postal stationery
c.                     circa (usually approximate quantity)       
o or þ or þ     earlier viewing of lot on auction day

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THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BID;
            In Person. This is a public auction, and bids are made in the traditional manners.
            Bids by post. Please use the Bid Form supplied, and send first class.
            Telephone bids will be accepted at any time before the sale (but the earlier the better). These bids should be confirmed in writing, even if the written confirmation will not reach us until after the auction. Numbers are 0131 552 1220, 0131 478 7021, or UK local rate 0845 0500 886.
            A mobile number (07974 962649) can be called on the afternoon and evening of sale only.
            Fax bids; no fax facility is available.
            E-mail bids should be sent to us at auction@stamp-shop.com at any time from the moment you receive this catalogue until
3pm on the day of the auction. Please do not e-mail bids to us after that time. Please use the format and wording used on the bid form that comes with your auction catalogue. (We have a back-up email address of rmstamps@popaccts.quik.com in case of problems.)
            We normally confirm receipt of email bids within 24 hours (not on the Sunday before the auction,
and usually within one hour on the auction day)

CREDIT CARDS

We are happy to accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments, as well as payments by Maestro and Delta. This facility can be used by room purchasers (who pay their accounts at the auction), by other local customers (who pay their bill in our shop), and by postal buyers.
In order to deal with postal clients, our bid forms have been designed to make space for credit card instructions.
If you want your purchases charged in this way, please complete the appropriate section.
Do not complete these details unless you want to pay by credit card, and to have the lots posted.
We have negotiated good rates with our bank, and are able to absorb the bank charges for this service ourselves, and therefore there is no additional charge for the use of this facility, as long as postal bidders give us their details in advance of posting. Only for postal buyers where card details are given after posting, we will charge 1.9% extra (Visa/MasterCard) or 18p (Maestro and Delta), plus cost of posting receipt slip.



VIEWING
; please note that lots can normally be viewed in our shop during the one week prior to the auction. It is sometimes possible to view auction lots outside the normal times, but this must be by special arrangement.
 
 


BID FORM - Sale Date 8 December 2008

to Robert Murray,
 5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens,
 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5PU

Please bid on my behalf for the undermentioned lots, up to the limits stated. I understand that lots will be purchased as cheaply as other bids, or reserves, if any, permit. My bids are in pounds sterling, and exclude the buyer's premium of 10%, which will be added to any purchases.

                    Date; .............................. Signed; ..................................................

Lot      Description                   Maximum Bid                             Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BLOCK CAPITALS, PLEASE !
Name;

Address;

(Space is given here for normal credit card details)
Postcode;

Telephone number;
 



FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS; Our next stamp auction will be in January 2009.
This auction is conducted according to the "Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale" (available if requested).
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (inclusive of global v.a.t.) will be added to the sale price of all lots.
Postal Bidders should remember that they may give alternative bids, or state a total spending limit.
 Telephone bids are accepted, but must later be confirmed in writing.
Material can be accepted at any time for inclusion in future sales. Our commission is 10% of the sale price, plus administration fee of £1.10 per lot + £5.00 per vendor (all plus v.a.t.). Full details on request.
 We DO NOT charge buyers a handling charge per lot, nor is there VAT added to any sale prices.
Please bid early. In the case of equal bids, the lot will be sold to the person whose bid was received first (unless free bidding in the room equals the top book-bid, although the Auctioneer will try to regulate the bidding in such a way as to avoid this).
 Apart from viewing the lots in person, you can get a better description of any lot, by telephoning or writing.
 (Photocopies are available, at a charge of 15p per copy (colour copies A4 pages; 1st copy 50p, 30p per page thereafter), plus postage.)
Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - bring items along on the night. We will try to sell them for you, at a charge of 10% + 25p (optional insurance 1% extra). Have a look at what’s on offer before and during the main auction. You can buy items outright or place a bid. (Larger lots delivered to our shop are charged £1 per lot entry fee.)
The annual subscription for our auction catalogues (paper copy) is currently £5 for inland UK addresses. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send us £7 with a note of your name and address. Regular bidders and buyers may qualify for free renewal. Rates abroad are Europe £10, overseas £12.
Successful postal bidders should note that postage stamps are not an acceptable means of paying your account.
 Prices realised for this sale will be published with our next catalogue. If you are not normally on our mailing list, the List of Prices Realised can be had by simply sending us a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can be put on our auction mailing list (see above).
The telephone number at the Stewart’s-Melville Pavilion is  0131 551 2331 (mobile 07974 962649).
 Open Bids ("Buy Bids") are not normally accepted. If such bids are made, they will be taken to mean a bid of ten times the printed estimate.
Any invoices remaining unpaid fourteen days from the auction date (or after delivery to a postal buyer) will attract interest at the rate of 2% per month or part thereof.
Robert Murray
Scotland’s Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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