Robert Murray
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General
STAMP AUCTION

 Monday 20 January 2003
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-88 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 89-103 Literature and Supplies
    Lots 104-127 Non-Philatelic Items
    Lots 128-345 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.
    Lots 346-463United Kingdom
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General, 20 January 2003                                     Page 2                             Estimate £.

Collections and Mixed Lots.
                                                                                                                        Estimate (pounds sterling)
 

  JANUARY SALES ?
  Regular visitors to our shop will know that, at times, we have rather an overwhelming number
  of boxes. The next nine lots are our own property, and represent a considerable clearance.
  Generally, the bulk of the material is of lower to medium quality, having usually had a first
  look over in order to remove any useful stock. However, our first look often also removes
  “junk” and bulk. Much is worthy of further, closer investigation.

 1     Big bundle (25cm+ deep) of very assorted album pages. Excellent material for dealer’s priced
  pages, or for packet book maker, or collector with catholic interests. Good numbers of med-
  ium value stamps (many cat. pounds each). Much of the bulk is, of course, common, but this
  lot is certainly worth spending more than a few minutes viewing. Largest numbers are of
  Commonwealth and UK, but with many Europe and Overseas also. (Many 1,000s) §           ..         ..         ..       £300.
 2     Vaguely similar bundle of album leaves (c.18cm deep), with less obvious value, and with
  higher proportion of Overseas and other foreign, though still with many Commonwealth
  and Foreign. (1,000s) § ..         ..         ..         ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..           £100.
 3     Shirt box – looks like we filled this with mainly material retained for pricing or sorting, put
  it aside about the mid-1980s, and obviously never found the time. General decent standard
  – many, many picking, world-wide. (1,000s) § ..         ..         ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          £100.
 4     Very varied mix in solid old case – the whole gamut from cheap rubbish and old articles
  through to good pickings – wide range of type/area/age. Much on leaves, others in packets,
  a few covers, etc. Again many pickings. (1,000s) § ..         ..        ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..            £100.
 5     General accumulation in carton – several mixed albums, various album pages, many loose/
  in packets, four club books of France, small quantity of covers/cards, etc. A few better here
  and there, and much of moderate value – very little bulk or heavily duplicated material – a
  week could be well spent picking over this box. (1,000s) § ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..         ..             60.
 6     Carton with album pages, stamps loose and in packets, a carrier bag of world covers, and
  general odds. Some is utter rubbish, others have been picked out of other lots and retained
  as being better and/or of interest. (1,000s) § ..         ..         ..         ..         ..          ..            ..           ..          ..           45.
 7     Carton with album, loose stamps in packets, some UK FDCs and other covers, world on
  pages (some slightly better), some kiloware (UK and foreign), a scattering of sets, a few 1893
  maps (remains of large atlas). Some rubbish, some a good quality sort. (1,000s) § ..          ..          ..          ..         40.
 8     Bundle of album pages – much UK QE, plus opts. on GB, some Commonwealth in Europe,
  Omnibus issues 1930s-50s, etc., and other world. (Many 100s) § ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..             20.
 9     Two small boxes of mixed world inc. some dupl. QE N.Borneo, 3 x Bahamas KG6 £1 fis-
  cally used, UK 1935 S.Jubilee 2½d u.m. eight-block, and assorted cheaper. (100s) § ..          ..          ..                15.

Especially in the mixed lots, alternative bids, and/or spending limits, can be very useful to the bidder
 who cannot attend. Please feel free to ask for advice – using this option might get you a lot or two
you would have missed out on otherwise.


General, 20 January 2003  Page 3    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 10 Movaleaf album with a world collection up to about 1950s. Virtually all of the value is in
  Commonwealth material around KG6 period where there are many m.m. short sets and
  similar (some of high catalogue). (100s) § .. .. .. .. £100.
 11 Flat box containing a world mix in album, stockbook, and packets. Most of the value is in
  Australia and States (mainly loose in packets, some in the stockbook) (100s) § .. 80.
 12 Large stockbook with wide range of mainly European stamps, much in u.m. sets, and with
  many of USSR/Russia, other E.Europe, the majority roughly in 1960s/80s age-group. High
  catalogue. (100s) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 65.
 13 Folder of mainly selected items of very varied style, type, area, age, and value. Includes UK,
  Germany, USA, and many others. Too disparate to describe accurately. (100s) .. 60.
 14 Very bulky (two large cartons) world mix, being a collector’s clear-out. All sorts of loose
  stamps, world covers, tins, pages, postcards, remainder auction lots, and so on. By no means
  all rubbish (much of it is), another collector could glean much. (Many 1,000s) §  60.
 15 All-world duplicated ranges in three stockbooks. Mainly middle to modern, but earlier also.
  Strength in Austria, Rhodesias, NZ, and South Africa. (Few 1,000s) § .. 50.
 16 Medium box with some loose covers (mainly cheaper German), other stamps in packets or
  on stockcards of mixed countries (much Germany and Denmark) inc. some odds of a bit of
  value here and there. § .. .. .. .. .. 50.
 17 Stockalbum of Austria, Bulgaria and Romania, stockbook of dupl. German defins, another
  of Finland, stockbook of mint W.Germany, and another four of attractive mainly used
  W.German commems, etc. (1,000s) § .. .. .. .. 50.
 18 Centurion album with a world colln. up to about 1940s, picked in some areas only (1,000s);
  also smaller mainly Commonwealth colln. in album with some m.m. KG6 (100s) § 40.
 19 Well-filled medium sized box (over 3kg). Thousands of stamps in packets (inc. mint items
  - much Latin America noticed - which have suffered from bad storage). Much sorting. § 40.
 20 Heavy box containing sixteen remainder albums and stockbooks – whole world contents.
  Generally a cheap standard of stamps, but very many of them. (1,000s) § .. 40.
 21 Box with world off-paper in packets. Mainly used of mixed ages with much Europe. Occasi-
  onal slightly better. (Many 1,000s) § .. .. .. .. 35.
 22 Accumulation of “all sorts” in fairly large box. All world stamps/covers, with leaning to USA.
  UN covers/year sets, a few UK covers and other postal history items, mint Canada, some US-
  source junior starter packs, and other bits and pieces. (1,000s) § .. .. 30.
 23 Carton with on and off-paper mix in tubs, on stockleaves, etc. A few covers and cards spotted.
  Most periods and areas covered. (1,000s) § .. .. .. .. 30.
 24 Banana box filled with a world mix. Collection in two albums, two jotters, and on a few pages,
  plus many loose UK and world stamps on and off paper (mainly modern). (1,000s) § 30.
 25 Diverse lot in box with stamps in packets, thematics, booklets (inc. Australia), sometimes
  with dupl. Much foreign. § .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 26 Small carton with mainly middle-modern periods mix in exercise books, small packets, etc.
  inc. a few m.s., covers, cards. Much Europe, some duplicated. (1,000s) § .. 26.
 27 A bundle of pages, two stockbooks, remainder club books, covers, cards, loose stamps, and
  all sorts filling a box. (1,000s) § .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 28 Carton with a number of Canadian year packs plus mixed other world. § .. 24.
 29 Biscuit box with an odd assortment inc. a few older Br.Levant, Gambia, S.Rhodesia, modern
  Netherlands, Germany. § .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 30 Bundle of remainder approval books. Much Europe, plus Israel, New Zealand, other foreign
  and Commonwealth. (100s) PTSA £215± (generally at about 1/3 to ½ cat.) § .. 22.
 31 Small packet of mainly 19th century stamps (inc. classics). Mixed countries, mixed condition,
  a few reprints. (80) .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.
General, 20 January 2003  Page 4    Estimate.


Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 32 Plastic tub with a world (non-UK) off-paper mix (approx. 1kg gross) § .. 20.
 33 Mixed bag – two stockbooks of world stamps, a folder of mainly covers, mixed pages and
  loose, a few Austrian black prints etc. (1,000s) §  .. .. 18.
 34 Pre-1914 mainly used in German printed album plus bundle of leaves with much Europe and
  Americas. Also a few other odds. (100s) § .. .. .. .. 15.
 35 Broken Strand album with remainder world colln. to about 1950s. Much Europe, but little
  else. (c.1,500+) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 36 Small all-world accumulation on old dealer’s display pages, in packets, etc., inc. some covers.
  Very little modern. (100s) § .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 37 Box with thousands of world stamps sorted by country into packets. Most periods but biggest
  numbers of modern inc. some less common countries. (1,000s) § .. .. 15.
 38 Medium box well-packed with covers, loose stamps, etc. (1,000s) §  .. 15.
 39 Long box with approx. 300g net weight of off-paper (non-UK) world stamps. §  12.
 40 A similar lot (approx. 280g) § .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 41 A similar lot (approx. 270g) § .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 42 A similar lot (approx. 250g) § .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 43 A similar lot (approx. 250g) § .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 44 Two shoeboxes of mainly European postcards, plus thousands of loose stamps. § 10.
 45 Mixed UK and world in three albums/binders (100s) §  .. .. 10.
 46 Small mix with a small used S.Africa colln., USA paintings m.s., odd others. .. 8.
 47 Bag with world mix in one small and one larger stockbook, small stockbook of used USA,
  and others. (Many 100s) § .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 48 Commonwealth; two albums plus some loose leaves of QV to KG6 period only, largely used
  plus some mint. Decent range though some of poorer quality in places, many useful pickings.
  Also a few foreign. (c.3,000+) § .. .. .. .. .. £200.
 49 --; mixed box, the best bit of which is probably an SG printed King George VI album with a
  few hundred mainly used stamps in it (album has foxing in places); also used QV to KG5 on
  pages, some stockleaves, and a stockleaf of UK KE7 mixed used to 5/-. (100s) § 70.
 50 --; album with a m. & u. colln. of mainly smaller countries – much from Pacific Islands. QV
  to 1980s, with numerous of medium value. (975) § .. .. .. 35.
 51 --; stockbook of mixed early to modern inc. a number of modern mint sets (c.350) § 20.
 52 --; Pacific; old approval book of Aitutaki (13, inc. 1903-11 3d m.m.), Cook Is. (18, inc. 1938
  2/- f.u.), Niue (12), and Samoa (19). Many better values. Total cat. approx.£190.  26.
 53 --; Omnibus; 1937 Coronation – virtually complete m.m. and f.u. colln. in contemporary
  printed album. (c.400) § .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 54 --; --; 1949 UPU apparently complete mounted mint in album (inc. a few non-Common-
  wealth) (c.315) (cat.£275. for u.m.) § .. .. .. .. 70.
 ** --; 1949 UPU; see also Foreign.
 55 Europe; collection in two albums (excluding Germany, but also includes a few overseas
  countries); mainly from earlies to about 1940s, but some to 1960s also. The collection has a
  disappointing first impact, but reveals numerous better stamps on closer inspection; also the
  inclusion of poorer quality stamps often masks the presence of those which are fine. Many
  early issues. (1,000s) § .. .. .. .. .. £500.
 56 --; album of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Belgium, Vatican, Italy, Netherlands and Colonies, and
  Czechoslovakia,. Appear to be mainly up to 1940s. (100s) § .. .. 30.
 57 --; mainly used seln. of East and West Europe in four stockalbums. Largely post-1945, slight
  dupl. Seems to be all commoner stamps. (Few 1,000s) §  .. .. 30.
 58 --; box of m. & u. mixed, mainly middle period, a few cards and covers, some approval
  books, etc. (Inc. a few stray Afghanistan.) (1,000s) § .. .. .. 26.
 59 --; stockalbum of m. & u. of mixed countries inc. a number of mint sets. (c.400) § 12.
 


General, 20 January 2003  Page 5    Estimate.
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 60 Foreign; mainly used seln. of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Americas in four stockalbums.
  Largely post-1945 with many cheap pictorials, some dupl. (Few 1,000s) § .. 30.
 61 --; bundle of mixed album pages (c.12cm thick) (1,000s) § .. .. 26.
 62 --; 1949 UPU Anniversary attractive m.m. omnibus colln. of Europe and Overseas in album
  inc. many of the scarcer issues. High catalogue. (314, 2 m.s.) § .. .. £100.
 63 Middle East; album of m. & u. of the broad area, spreading as far as Turkey, Iran, and
  Sudan. Some of medium value. (1,000+) § .. .. .. .. 30.
 64 --; album of Egypt (700+) and mixed other countries (c.500, inc. some Pakistan and Sudan). § 24.
 65 Scandinavia; shoebox with a mixture in places interesting. Some mixed covers, some mainly
  1970s-80s booklets, some duplicated Norwegian exhibition cards, two remainder club books
  (one Norway, other of mint Finland inc. useful), a packet with several Iceland revenues on
  receipts, etc. (100s) § .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 66 --; box with a m. & u. mix in stockbooks, on leaves, and in packets, etc. Includes covers,
  FDCs, philatelic bureau freebies, etc. (1,000s) §  .. .. 40.
 67 --; 1858-1947 remainder colln. in small old printed album. Mainly used. Some useful odds
  e.g. Sweden 1924 UPU Congress 25ø, 40ø, 50ø g./f.u. (and 60ø, 1kr with faults), 1924 UPU
  Anniv. 20ø to 50ø, 80ø mainly g./f.u.,  (c.550+) § .. .. .. 60.
 68 --; seln. of mint and c.t.o. booklets, mainly 1990s, from Åland, Denmark, Faroes, Norway
  (inc. 4 exhibition perfins), and Sweden, some dupl. (37, + 14 incomplete) .. 35.
 69 --; 1970-93 seln. of Year Packs of Åland (2), Faroes (3 – some incorrect contents), and
  Denmark (18, plus 1 defin pack). Some slight dupl. § .. .. .. 18.
 70 Miniature Sheets; over 100 Commonwealth ms, mainly u.m. (a few used) with just a little
  dupl.  .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 71 --; two stockbooks with mainly foreign range mint and c.t.o. (152) §  .. 20.
 72 --; seln. of mint and c.t.o. world m.s. A few faults but mainly fine, some dupl. Approx. 50%
  are Arab States or Equatorial Guinea – some useful Europe noticed among the rest. (115) 18.
 73 Thematic; Medicinal Plants; collection in springback album, well written-up, plus others
  related in medium stockbook. 400+ stamps, some dupl., a few better but overall the value is
  in the information and layout. § .. .. .. .. .. 26.
 74 --; Music; wide range of m. & u. stamps in medium stockbook. Composers, instruments,
  performers, etc. (c.700) § .. .. .. .. .. 26.
 75 --; --; mix of thematic covers (60+) inc. numerous USA special cancels.  .. 10.
 76 --; Olympics; 1964 Tokyo Games mainly u.m. (a few used) colln. in stockbook inc. many
  issues less often seen, some imperfs. (c.300, 23 m.s.) §  .. .. 22.
 77 --; Railways; stockbook with about 300+ mainly modern c.t.o. § .. .. 10.
 78 --; Red Cross; mainly m.m. (some used) colln. in album, generally up to about 1950s only,
  and often in sets. Noticeable Finland, France, W.Germany, Japan (1939 set), Albania (1945
  set), Thailand (1953 set). (c.220, plus 40 French labels) § .. .. 90.
 ** --; Scouts; see UK (Cinderella).
 79 --; Ships; packet of mint and used, most value in some u.m. Commonwealth sets (e.g.
  Ascension and Gibraltar Ships’ Crests issues), plus mixed others. Also a few non-maritime,
  and just a few others stuck together. (c.200) .. .. .. .. 26.
 80 Covers; carton of mixed world covers, strongest countries Italy and UK but many others also,
  with commercial and FDCs, some postal stationery, etc. (100s) § .. .. 35.
 81 --; three folders with a variety of world covers, mixed commercial 1920s-70s and philatelic
  1950s-70s, and the majority addressed to Sweden or Norway, largest numbers from Germany
  and USSR. (c.270) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 82 --; folder with world covers, a number German 3rd Reich, France 1937 National Museums set
  (2) f.u. on two postcards (stamps cat £70.), other interesting. (34, some toning) § 28.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

General, 20 January 2003  Page 6    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 83 Covers; shoebox of covers and cards, mainly 1930s/40s to addresses in USA, much from
  Canada and Europe. (c.250) § .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 84 --; 1937 cover addressed to passenger on SS Strathnaver, which has followed them around
  the globe, with postage due stamps of UK, France, and Australia, plus pmks. of Egypt also.
  Lovely mess.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 85 --; fat album of USA and UN (NY) FDCs of about 1943-76, some dupl. and with fourblocks,
  and a few postal stationery items. (110 USA, 250 UN). § .. .. 12.
 86 Cinderellas; folder with mainly blocks and sheets of fiscals and similar of Germany, USA,
  and Latin America. Some faults (mainly gum adherence). (c.2,000) § .. 50.
 87 --; approx. 1900-30s seln. of exhibition and publicity labels, mainly European, and all featur-
  ing animals of some kind. (27) .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 88 --; European seln., about 1910s-20s, mainly poster stamps for Exhibitions etc. (12) 6.
 ** --; see also Australia, South Africa (Transvaal), U.S.A., U.K.
 ** Forgeries; see Hong Kong, Italy.
 89 Literature; Scott Classic Specialised Catalogue 1840-1940 (world stamps, some covers),
  retail £30+, well worn. § .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 90 --; The Plating of the Penny 1840-1864 – Vol.1; Die 1, Plates 1-45 by Roland Brown (with
  plating gauge and alphabet comparator), 1971. § .. .. .. 10.
 91 --; Österreich 1850-1918 Spezialkatalog und Handbuch by Dr. Ulrich Ferchenbauer, 1990.
  (Was retail £45.) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 92 --; The Squared Circle Postmarks of Canada, British North America Philatelic Society, 1981.
  ($40.) § .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 93 --; 1969 auction catalogue for “Glassco Collection” of British Post Offices Abroad; Official
  Catalog of Canada Precancels 1973; and Canada and Newfoundland Postal Stationery
  Catalogue 1974. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 94 Supplies (New); 10 packets of SG Hawid block size 210x86mm (black background) (current
  retail equivalent £37.) § .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 95 --; a similar lot. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 96 --; 10 packets of SG Gard block size 190x115mm (black background) (current equivalent
  retail £38.50) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 97 --; a similar lot. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 98 --; 10 packets of SG Gard (similar to Showgard) 44x27½mm cut-to-size mounts (black
  background). (Current retail equivalent £14.20) § .. .. .. 6.
 99 --; a similar lot. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 100 Supplies (Second-Hand); sixteen SG Devon binders in mixed colours in generally good/fine
  condition. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 101 --; SG Senator Standard red binder with 37 unused pages, fine. § .. .. 8.
 102 --; SG New Age green binder with packet of 50 unused pages. § .. .. 6.
 103 --; three 2nd-hand stockbooks – one each of 8-page, 16-page, and 24-page, all white page. § 10.

In addition to the “hammer price”, buyers pay a 10% premium, and postal customers are charged postage
at cost. There is no extra handling charge per lot or per invoice, nor is v.a.t. added to any prices.
 
 
 

AUCTION PROGRAMME

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General, 20 January 2003  Page 7    Estimate.

Non-Philatelic Items
 104 Cigarette Cards; tin with a loose mix -  a few hundred, with many that are not standard
  common issues. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 105 --; Phillips; 1934 Shots from the Films set (48) fine. Cat.£39. .. .. 12.
 106 --; United Kingdom Tobacco Co.; 1936 Officers Full Dress set (36) mainly fine. Cat.£72. 15.
 107 --; Wills; 1935 Association Footballers set (50) mainly fine. Cat.£65. .. 15.
 108 Coins; United Kingdom; 1995 WW2 £2 unc. in folder, 1997 Golden Wedding £5 unc. in
  folder, and a Bermuda 1994 silver $1. §  .. .. .. 8.
 109 --; --; 1995 United Nations £2 silver proof piedfort, cat.£60. § .. .. 20.
 110 --; --; 1995 Second World War £2 silver proof piedfort, cat.£60. § .. .. 20.
 111 --; --; 1995 £1 (Welsh) silver proof, cat.£25. § .. .. .. 8.
 112 --; --; 1995 proof set £2 to 1p in deluxe case, cat.£36. §  .. .. 12.
 113 --; --; 1996 A Celebration of Football £2 silver proof piedfort, cat.£65. § .. 20.
 114 --; --; 1996 25th Anniversary of Decimalisation silver proof set £1 to 1p, cat.£100. § 30.
 115 --; --; 1997 proof set £5 to 1p in deluxe case, cat.£40. §  .. .. 15.
 116 --; --; 1997 £1 (English) silver proof piedfort, cat.£55. §  .. .. 20.
 117 --; --; 1997 50p in large and small sizes silver proof two-coin set, cat.£50. § .. 20.
 118 --; --; 1998 proof set £5 to 1p, cat.£40. § .. .. .. .. 14.
 119 Documents; 1875-79 four mortgage documents issued by The City of Glasgow Union
  Railway Company (for sums between £300 and £500). .. .. .. 10.
 120 Electronic; a modern desk calculator/calendar gadget with time zones etc. Unused. 2.
 121 NO LOT
**Ephemera; see Germany.
 122 Maps; double-page map (approx.1920 ?) of Poland and Czechoslovakia (c.575x450mm) 3.
 123 Medallions; 1965 Battle of Britain Commemorative Medal (0.257 oz. 18 carat gold) § 40.
 124 Newspapers; The Edinburgh Advertiser for 26 August, and 20 September 1785, tightly filled
  with items of local interest (as well as national and international affairs). Fair/good. 15.
 125 Postcards; two shoeboxes of modern cards, UK and foreign, mainly used. (c.1,000+) § 10.
 126 --; unused Italian card (a little worn) showing Hitler being picked up by a soldier (holding his
  nose – sign says EFFETTI FUORI USO.) .. .. .. .. 4.
 127 Trade Cards; three Christmas card boxes with albums of Brooke Bond – roughly 14 sets and
  eight part sets in albums, plus other loose sets/odds. § .. .. .. 20.
 

Classified by Country

 128 Aden and States; little stockbook inc. 1951 set to 5/- l.m.m., 10/- fair u., Seiyun 1942 set (11) l.m.m.,
  1951 surch set (8) l.m.m., same two sets of Shihr and Mukalla, etc. .. .. 24.
 129 --; 1937-49 small m. & u. colln. on a few pages with 1937 Dhow values to 1r, all three S.Wedding
  high values m.m., etc. S.t.c.£165. (72) .. .. .. .. 32.
 130 --; Kathiri State of Seiyun; 1966 World Cup 250f on 5/- u.m. block of nine, cat.£67½  15.
 131 Alsace and Lorraine; German Occupation; 1870 m. & u. range on two pages inc. many
  reprints but also some genuine. Condition also mixed, making the lot quite a gamble. (40+) 20.
 132 Antigua; 1921-29 defins – most of the set inc. diff. wmks., but with a few values missing
  (top values missing) m.m./l.m.m., cat. approx.£140. (18)  .. .. 28.
 133 --; Barbuda; 1970-71 English Monarchs set (37) u.m. Cat. a surprisingly low £3.75 4.
 134 --; --; 1970-71 English Monarchs set (37) v.f.u. (c.t.o.), cat.£6. .. .. 5.
 135 Ascension; 1934 pictorial defin set (10) m.m. (top three values l.m.m., tiny spot on gum of
  5/-), cat.£110. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 136 Australian States; small colln. on pages mainly used with some dupl. (208) § .. 10.

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 137 Australia; 1913-35 m.m. and used collection on pages. Nice range of ‘Roos and KG5 Heads,
  then better commem sets, odds, and blocks etc. Includes two of fine used 1932 Sydney Bridge
  5/- (some short perfs, cat.£180. each). (c.150)  .. .. .. £120.
 138 --; 1913-14 ‘Roo 3d and 5d f.u. plus others average or poorer, 1915-28 ‘Roo various values
  to 5/- mixed used. Total s.t.c.£320. (20) .. .. .. .. 26.
 139 --; 1914-20 colln. of KG5 Head used 1d values mounted on leaves, sorted by issue/wmk. and
  shade. (115) .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 140 --; 1927 National Stamp Exhibition block of four x 3d Kookaburra with margins all round.
  Stamps are u.m. – three hinge marks on top margin, and slight perf splitting at top right. SG
  MS106a, cat.£110. .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 141 --; 1931 piece with three of 1931 K.Smith 6d (and 3 others) used. Stamps cat.£42. 8.
 142 --; 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set (4) m.m., cat.£375. Some rough perfs – the 5/- has two
  hinge marks, normal gum crackles, and very small toned area on gum. .. 60.
 143 --; 1932 Sydney Bridge 5/- very fine used. Centred slightly to lower right, and tiniest spot of
  toning (insignificant). Cat.£180. .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 144 --; 1932 Sydney Bridge 5/- very fine used (slightly lighter shade). Centred just slightly high,
  perfs about normal, and with a couple of minor light creases. Cat.£180. .. 35.
 145 --; 1934 Macarthur 3d and 9d g./f.u., cat.£9½ and £42. .. .. .. 10.
 146 --; 1937-47 m. & u. colln. on a few pages inc. Robes £1 l.m.m. (fine) and u. (poor), NSW
  and Forces sets m.m., etc. (c.75) .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 147 --; 1937-49 defin set (14) m.m., slight crease on £1. SG 164-78 (cat.£225. for u.m.) 35.
 148 --; 1947-95 two-volume colln. mainly used (some earlier m.m./u.m.) colln. of defins and
  commems. Not complete, but good range inc. some duplication. (c.2,200) § .. 35.
 149 --; accumulation consisting of a Devon album with sparse m. & u. ranges from 1931 to 1982
  plus some States, 2 stockbooks with more modern u.m./used sets/odds. Also a few present-
  ation packs, FDCs, etc. (Several 100s) § .. .. .. .. 40.
 150 --; small box with approx. 290g net weight of mainly modern off-paper stamps. § 10.
 151 --; Cinderella; 1934-35 seln. of 14 different labels for Victoria & Melbourne Centenaries. 8.
 152 Austria; 1890-2000 almost entirely u.m. seln. 1943-73 (225+), and used 1890-2000 (c.100)
  in stockbook. § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 153 --; 1934-36 Costumes etc. defin set complete but for the 2s emerald (the cheaper one) used,
  mainly fine (the 2s grey-green g.u., 3s v.f.u., 5s f.u.), cat.£114.; also a few used dupl., and
  some mint values to 2s. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 154 Bahamas; 1882-98 1/- mounted mint, SG 44 cat.£32. .. .. .. 12.
 155 --; 1902-10 1/- f.u. (SG 67 cat.£48.), and 1906-11 2½d g.u., 6d f.u. (SG 73-4 cat.£74.) 22.
 156 --; 1912-19 2½d f.u., 4d faulty m.m., 6d g.u., 1/- f.u. (stain), cat.£37½; also 1918 War Tax
  ½d SG 91 fine used (but cancel may not be genuine) cat.£42. .. .. 13.
 157 --; 1930 Tercentenary 1d to 5d u.m., and 3/- m.m., cat.£52. .. .. 15.
 158 --; 1942 Columbus opt. set (14) f.u., cat.£60.  .. .. .. 20.
 159 --; 1948 S.Wedding set (2) m.m. (cat.£32.20 for u.m.) .. .. .. 12.
 160 --; 1948 S.Wedding set (2) f.u., cat.£32.25 .. .. .. .. 15.
 161 --; 1954-63 defin set (16) g./f.u., cat.£17. .. .. .. .. 4.
 162 --; 1964 opt. set (16) v.f.u., cat.£32. .. .. .. .. 12.
 163 --; 1965 defin set (15) f./v.f.u., cat.£22. .. .. .. .. 6.
 164 --; 1971 defin set (18) mixed used (mainly fair to fine) cat.£48. .. .. 6.
 165 Bahrain; 1948 S.Wedding 15r on £1 v.f.u., cat.£48. .. .. .. 15.
 166 Barbados; m.m. and u. seln. on two stockcards of QV to KG6 inc. a number of better values.
  Mixed quality, mainly good/fine. S.t.c.£210+ (75) .. .. .. 20.
 167 --; 1912-16 2/- f.u. (some gum on face) SG 179 cat.£45., and 1921-24 1/- m.m. SG 215
  cat.£5½ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
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 168 Barbados; 1920-21 Victory set (12) m.m., SG 201-212, cat.£90. (heavy hinges but fine) 22.
 169 --; 1938-47 defin set (16 + 9 various perfs/shades) m.m. (cat.£59. for u.m.) .. 14.
 170 --; 1950 defin set (12) fair to fine used, cat.£42. .. .. .. 8.
 171 Belgian Congo; m. & u. range on stockleaves, also inc. some Ruanda-Urundi, Rwanda, etc.
  (430) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7.
 172 Belgium; stockleaves of mainly used commems of mixed periods. (500+) .. 6.
 173 Bermuda; 1875 1d surcharge on 1/- unused (no gum) in decent sound condition. SG 17 (cat.
  £500. for mint) .. .. .. .. .. .. 65.
 174 --; 1920-21 Tercentenary set (9) m.m., cat.£90. .. .. .. 26.
 175 --; 1938-53 10/- perf.13 very lightly mounted mint (cat.£35. for u.m.); also 2/6 m and 2/-, 5/-
  used with small faults. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 176 Brasil; 1933-69 (approx.) useful mint range on stockleaves. Nearly all u.m. commems. S.t.c.
  £450. (c.800+) .. .. .. .. .. .. 50.
 177 Bulgaria; 1917-50 (approx.) m. & u. accum. in three mint sheet files and dozens of small
  packets. Includes many multiples and part sheets. (Few 1,000s) § .. .. 30.
 178 Burma; 1947-69 mainly used colln. of sets/part sets/odds. Cat. approx.£46. (c.125) 12.
 179 Canada; Newfoundland; 1932-48 seln. of commercial covers (29, a few cut down) 10.
 180 Canada; 1870-1983 sparse mainly used colln. in binder, inc. some Newfoundland. Also
  stockbook with range of later 1990s u.m. sets etc., 2000 Millennium Collection book, and
  two empty year books. § .. .. .. .. .. 45.
 181 --; 1893 20c and 50c good sound used, SG 115-6, cat.£66. .. .. 10.
 182 --; 1897 Jubilee ½c fine used, SG 121, cat.£48. .. .. .. 15.
 183 --; 1897 Jubilee 8c attractive vertical imperforate pair of plate proofs in slate-violet, with top
  margin. Fine. [view image] .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 184 --; 1897 Jubilee $2 good used. A sound stamp, quite well centred and of good colour, with
  roller cancel (not too heavy). One short perf at top. SG 137, cat.£350. [view image] .. 60.
 185 --; 1897 Jubilee $4 used. Sound, with no physical faults, fairly well centred, good colour, but
  with heavy cancel. SG 139, cat.£600. [view image] .. .. .. .. £100.
 186 --; 1973-75 Olympics (1st to 7th issues) u.m. sets in official souvenir album. (Stamps cat.£11.90) 4.
 187 --; box of about 200 covers, mainly mid-1960s to late-1970s FDCs. Some a bit worn. Also c.
  50 of March 1979 booklet (SG SB86) with 17c stamps removed (remains cat. £120+) § 20.
 188 --; box with perhaps about 150 mixed covers (mainly FDCs, some commercial inc. a few
  CPR accounts cards); plus mixed stamps on a bundle of pages (100s) § .. 22.
 189 --; the vendor of this lot tells us that it is a “box of junk” – and the customer is always right.
  Many cheap covers, 1991 Revenue Catalogue, also some USA and world kiloware, etc. § 10.
 190 --; Precancels; dupl. lot on stockleaves (mainly used, some m.) of QV (10), KG5 (73), KG6
  (39), and QE (73). .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 191 Canal Zone; 1929-39 small m.m. colln. inc. 1931 Air (6), 1939 Air (6), 1939 set (16c, 20c
  damaged), etc. Total cat.£200+ (33) .. .. .. .. 30.
 192 Cayman Islands; 1935-36 defin short set to 6d m.m. (some heavy), cat.£25. (8)  5.
 193 China; People’s Republic; mainly 1960-64 used seln., some cat. in pounds. (c.50) 6.
 194 Cyprus; accumulation on stockleaf, pages, and stockcards, QV to early QE. Many higher or
  better values, but many suffering from toning. (c.85) .. .. .. 28.
 195 Czechoslovakia; 1961-99 mainly used (mixed commercial and c.t.o.) colln. in two albums.
  An attractive range, the later years less often seen. (roughly 2,000) § .. 35.
 196 Dahomey; 1972 de la Fontaine set of three Épreuves de Luxe. .. .. 4.

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 197 Denmark; 1851-1970 used and mint colln. in printed album (earlier mainly used, later mainly
  mint). Includes 1851 4RBS g.u. (4-margin, creased), 1854-59 dotted spandrels set (4) sound
  used, 1858 lined spandrels 4sk, 8sk sound used, 1864-70 Oval set (5) mixed used (mainly
  sound – the 16sk reperforated), 1870-74 bicoloured set (6) mixed used (mainly sound – 48sk
  fair), basic set of the øre bicolours, 1915 GPO 5kr wmk. crosses (1 m.m., 1 used), etc. Near to
  complete overall, the majority good/fine. Generally u.m. from about 1944, and also inc.
  officials, ferry stamps, etc. S.t.c.£3,000. (665) § .. .. .. £300.
 198 --; 1864-70 Oval set (5) plus extra 3sk mixed used, mainly sound, the 16sk partly reperfor-
  ated. Cat.£306. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 199 --; stockbook with mainly modern ranges, the main interest in the more recent issues, some-
  times with a little duplication. Also some Christmas labels, some non-Denmark. (100s) § 15.
 200 Falkland Islands; 1904-12 ½d, 1d, 2½d, 1/- used, 2d l.m.m., cat.£56½ .. 12.
 201 --; 1912-20 KG5 £1 very fine used on registered cover to England. The stamp (SG 69, cat.
  £450.) is fine, quite well centred, and has a low central c.d.s. cancel just tying it to the cover
  (date not clear); there is a tiny (near to insignificant) blemish near the top, which does not
  detract from the appearance. The cover is fine though with a few stamp hinge marks, and
  has Stanley reg. label. [view image]  .. .. .. .. .. £300.
 202 --; 1912-28 dupl. mainly mint range of the two diff. wmks. of defins, plus a few War Tax,
  mainly fine, and with some shades. Minimum cat.£490. (c.95) .. .. 50.
 203 --; 1929-36 Whale and Penguin ½d line perf, plus 1d, 2d, 2½d, 6d and 1/- comb. perf. l.m.m./
  m.m., cat.£47. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 204 --; 1933 Centenary ½d to 4d l.m.m./m.m., cat.£54. .. .. .. 12.
 205 Falkland Islands Dependencies; South Georgia; 1963-69 defin set (16 + extra ½d) m.m.
  (the £1 penguins is u.m.) (cat.£191. for u.m.)  .. .. .. 20.
 206 Fiji; 1912-23 5/- u.m. (centred high) SG 136 (cat.£32. for m.m.) .. .. 12.
 207 --; 1953-87 (and a few earlier) m. & u. lot on stockleaves inc. some sets and a little dupl.
  (315) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 208 Finland; 1927-29 Lion Type 1m orange perf.14x14 – two complete u.m. sheets of 100. SG
  248a (cat.£110.), Facit 128C1 (cat.SKr.3,400.) .. .. .. 15.
 209 --; Bus Packet Stamps; 1949-50 1m (1 pane of six u.m., one pane m.m.), 20m (1 u.m. pane),
  50m (2 u.m. panes), 100m (2 u.m. panes). Facit BF1, 3, 4, 5, cat. SKr.4,050. .. 30.
 210 Fiume; 1918-20 seln. of stamps stuck to sheets of paper and cancelled by favour – 34 differ-
  ent plus 26 duplicates. Low catalogue. (60) .. .. .. .. 6.
 211 France; 1849-52 Cérès 15c used – has break at foot of design, sold "as is".  .. 8.
 212 --; 1918 Red Cross 15c + 5c l.m.m., tiny thin. Cat.£120. .. .. .. 10.
 213 --; 1964 PHILATEC 1f complete sheet of eight with first day cancels, SG MS1651a, cat.£160.
  (Michel €150.) Fine but for crease in one corner of margin. .. .. 30.
 214 French Colonies and POs; French Southern and Antarctic Territories; 1966 Satellite 25f
  and 30f u.m. in strip with label. SG 40a cat.£35. .. .. .. 10.
 215 Germany; 1849-1945 extensive, somewhat scrappy, but worthwhile, mint and used collection
  in album. Requires careful attention to divide the sheep from the goats, but would yield many
  fine useful stamps. Comprises States (c.700), Empire/Reich (c.1,000), Occupations (c.100),
  Colonies and POs (c.65), Saar (c.90), Danzig (c.100), also some Russia/USSR (c.270). § £600.
 216 --; 1872-1900 m. & u. colln. on three old pages with a few useful 1872 Eagles (both
  issues), 1899-1900 Reichspost 3m g.u., 1902 Deutsches Reich no wmk. 80pf fine but heavy
  m.m., 3m m.m., 5m m.m. (crease), etc. (80). Mixed condition, but many good/fine. 90.
 217 --; 1875-2000 mainly used (some mint) colln. in 3 stockbooks. Includes 3rd Reich and Allied
  Occupation, but very sparse Federal Rep., and some used Re-unified. (100s) §  20.
 218 --; 1936 Brown Ribbon miniature sheet u.m. (one rust spot), cat.£20. .. .. 4.
 219 --; 1937 Brown Ribbon miniature sheet v.f.u. (c.t.o. with special cancel), SG MS637a cat.£85. 24.

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 220 Germany; stockbook with a variety of periods and types. Much of the bulk is modern W.G.
  and DDR, but a few better early WG included, and other earlier, a few Colonies, etc.
  (c.900) §  .. .. .. .. .. .. 28.
 221 --; two stockbooks of cheap c.t.o. DDR defins (heavy dupl.) and one stockbook of DDR used,
  Occupation locals, and some better W/Berlin m. & u. (several 100s) § .. 24.
 222 --; interesting mix in medium folder, with mainly covers and cards from 1870s to modern
  (either German or from other countries to Germany), some modern m. & u. stamps. § 22.
 223 --; mainly used range on stockleaves, from some earlies up to post-WW2 Allied Occupation
  issues, with mixed duplication.(c.1,600) .. .. .. .. 10.
 224 --; Allied Occupation; 1945-49 mint collection on printed pages, inc. many of the better
  values and inc. (e.g.) Amer./Brit./Soviet 1946 perf and imperf m.s. Also some used W.Berlin.
  Total s.t.c.£650+ (315, 2 m.s.) .. .. .. .. .. 65.
 225 --; --; seven stockcards with a seln. of m. & u. Thüringen (16), Sachsen (20), and others (35+),
  all identified by Michel Specialised numbers, and s.t.c.€1,138 (= £725±) .. 55.
 226 --; --; British and American Zones; packets with accum. of used 1948 posthorn opts. (both
  types, on 1947-48 Workers issue) (estimated c.200) .. .. .. 10.
 227 --; West Germany; 1951-73 m. & u. colln. in Lighthouse hingeless album (for 1949-79 –
  pages appear complete). Many sets and better values – mint seem to be all u.m. S.t.c.£570.
  (470, 6 m.s.) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 50.
 228 --; --; 1950s-90 approx.100 covers inc. FDCs and postal stat. (mainly 1960s) § .. 5.
 229 --; --; mainly 1970s used commems in stockbook with dupl. (c.700) § .. 5.
 230 --; West Berlin; 1948-49 (approx.) quantity of BERLIN overprints (black/red) used on piece
  (parcel card offcuts ?); also a few Baden and DEUTSCHE POST. High cat. (c.340)  20.
 231 --; --; 1970-77 Lighthouse pages with an incomplete range of u.m. commems/defins from
  1974-77. Some defins loose in packet and a few Ersttagsblatten also. § .. 13.
 232 --; 1974-88 fairly complete u.m. colln. on printed pages, s.t.c.£280. (295, 3 m.s.) .. 35.
 233 --; West Germany and West Berlin; stockbook with quite a useful used colln. – some of the
  better earlier issues, and a range of modern. Also a few Allied Occupation. (c.1,800) § 60.
 234 --; --; 1976-84 bundle of Ersttagsblatten – some with single stamps some with sets (185) § 20.
 235 --; --; 1986 Post Office Year Book with commems complete u.m. Cat.£68. .. 17.
 236 --; East Germany; stockbook with approx. 1,000+ used with dupl. § .. 5.
 237 --; Ephemera; 1921 bundle of small cards with appearance of Notgeld notes, publicising
  Stadt Jever Heimatfest. 49 of one design, 52 of another, 49 of a third. § .. 10.
 238 Gibraltar; 1977-82 50p (7), £1 (7), and £2 (9) u.m. Cat.£124. (face £28½) .. 16.
 239 Greenland; 1960 souvenir cover for 15th Anniv. of Danish Liberation – six diff stamps inc.
  the three lowest values of 1945 opt. issue. .. .. .. .. 30.
 240 Grenada; 1934 defin set (10) l.m.m., cat.£48. .. .. .. 15.
 241 Hong Kong; 1863-1901 mainly used QV seln. on stockcard, with light duplication, and values
  to 24c, 30c, 50c, 96c, $1. Majority good/fine (6 are perfins). S.t.c.£550+ (39) .. 45.
 242 --; QV to QE used range on several stockcards with some duplication, and a fair number of
  higher values. (c.350)  .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 243 --; 1938-52 KG6 defins; basic mint set of 23, plus 11 various perfs, shades, and papers.
  Mainly fine m.m. (a few odd tone spots, and the $10 green & violet is part gum only and
  lightly toned) (S.t.c.£1,070. for u.m.) .. .. .. .. £160.
 244 --; 1938-52 $1 lilac & blue u.m. (toned gum), $1 orange & green u.m., $1 (probably yellow-
  orange & green) u.m., and $5 lilac & red u.m. (slightly toned gum). Cat. approx.£156. 40.
 245 --; 1938-52 seln. of m.m. odd values (heavy hinges but fresh) inc. 50c, $1 orange & green, $2
  violet & scarlet, $5 green & violet. (14) .. .. .. .. 30.
 246 --; 1948 S.Wedding 10c – three m.m. fourblocks, one stamp showing the “spur on N” variety
  (SG 171a cat.£60 for u.m.), some toning. .. .. .. .. 8.

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 247 Hong Kong; packet with about 65 used commems (1970s-90s), plus a slightly larger number
  of defins inc. values to $10, $20 (mixed issues) .. .. .. 6.
 248 --; Forgeries; seln. of 12 different forgeries, all but one “used”. .. .. 8.
 249 --; British Post Offices in China; 1903-5 QV 2c (2), 4c (2), KE7 4c (4x1903, 4x1904) each
  on piece with HANKOW c.d.s. (some complete), cat.£42.); plus a few others Foochow or
  Shanghai. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 250 Iceland; mainly 1950s/60s in bundles of 50 (some duplicate bundles) (c.6,000+ ?) 20.
 251 India; small packet with about 170 mixed used commems, mainly 1980s-early 1990s. Some
  dupl., not so often seen. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 252 Indian States; Bhor; 1879 set (2), and 1901 ½a, unused, cat.£17. .. .. 5.
 253 --; Bijawar; 1935-36 perf 3p m.m., plus 6p and 9p (2) f.u., cat.£17. .. .. 5.
 254 --; Dhar; 1897-1900 ½p (2), ¼a, ½a mixed unused, 1898 ½a f.u., 1a claret m.m., cat.£19. 4.
 255 Ireland; 1922 Dollard opt. set (8 + 4d red opt.) l.m.m./m.m., cat.£40½ .. 12.
 256 --; box with approx. 100g+ of off-paper Birds defins highly duplicated (1,000s) § 5.
 257 Israel; 1950s-70s mainly u.m. range in stockbook, mainly with tabs, and with dupl. (c.600) § 12.
 258 --; 1999-2002 attractive bundle of modern clean unaddressed illus. FDCs – some dupl.
  (occasionally 2 or 3 of each). (78) § .. .. .. .. 10.
 259 Italy; Forgeries; a few stockcards with a seln. of mainly overprints on Italian stamps, which
  we believe to be probably all fakes – Occupation of Croatia, Zara, Tientsin, Fezzan, etc.,
  with some duplication. (c.88) .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 260 Jamaica; UK 1857 4d (trimmed wing margin) with “A28” cancel, SG Z21 cat.£75. 8.
 261 --; 1890-91 2½d on 4d f.u. with the “PFNNY” variety, SG 30c cat.£65. .. 15.
 262 Japan; approx. 1876-1937 used mix with dupl. on old approval pages and in packets, plus
  some badly stored 1930s-50s mint. (c.500+ ?) .. .. .. 12.
 263 --; small stockbook with used defins of 1876-1938, plus some later, and some loose 1970s
  used multiples. (100s) § .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 264 --; small box of modern kiloware with reasonable variety. (c.450g) § .. 8.
 265 Leeward Islands; 1890 5/- fine used (possibly c.t.o. – barred cancel at foot of stamp, virtually
  full gum). SG 8 cat.£250. for used. .. .. .. .. 45.
 266 Liechtenstein; 1924-38 u.m. seln. comprising 1924-27 small pictorials 2½r to 20r, 1930 Air
  15r, 25r, 35r, 1f, and 1933-35 3f Prince. Probably regummed. Cat.£151. .. 20.
 267 Malaya; small box with about 150g of off-paper stamps, 1960s to modern. § .. 8.
 268 --; Straits Settlements; 1867-1936 small mainly mint seln. of QV (11), KE7 (6), KG5 (5). 12.
 269 --; Kedah; 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition set (8) m.m. (creases on top three values) cat.£80. 8.
 270 Malta; QV and KE7 mainly used seln. on stockleaf, with a few useful values included, s.t.c.
  £275+ Mainly good/fine. (56) .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 271 --; 1899-1901 10/- fresh m.m., SG 35 cat.£90. .. .. .. 30.
 272 --; 1903-4 set missing 4d m.m./l.m.m., cat.£75. .. .. .. 22.
 273 --; 1926-27 defin set (17) l.m.m. (5/- has pulled perf, 10/- off-centre), cat.£130. .. 18.
 274 --; 1956-58 defin set (17) f.u. (1 short perf on £1) cat.£35. .. .. 8.
 275 Mauritius; 1938-49 10c perf.14 with “sliced ‘S’” variety m.m. (couple partly short perfs).
  SG 256a (cat.£100 for u.m.) .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 276 Montserrat; 1908-14 set (10) m.m. (½d and 1/- with faults), cat.£120. .. 30.
 277 --; 1951 defin set (13) very l.m.m. ($2.40 and $4.80 appear u.m.), cat.£32. .. 10.
 278 Netherlands; small box with about 140g of off-paper stamps inc. some modern pictorials. § 8.
 279 --; box of bundleware comprising 50,000 cheap used defin stamps (1960s-80s) – 10,000 each
  of five different, all bundled in hundreds. § .. .. .. .. 5.
 280 Netherlands and Colonies; fairly messy duplicated used in stockbook, from earlies to about
  mid-1990s. (100s) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.

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 281 New Guinea; 1935 Air £2 fine l.m.m., SG 204 cat.£200. Perfs a little rough, as normal. [view image] 50.
 282 --; 1939 Air 2/-, 5/-, 10/-, and £1 l.m.m., SG 222-225 (cat.£615. for u.m.) Two perfs on £1
  partly short. § .. .. .. .. .. .. £140.
 283 New Zealand; 1873-1969 used range in five exercise books (c.185) .. .. 4.
 284 --; 1875-1982 generally sparse (better in 1940s/50s inc. some covers) m. & u. colln. in Devon
  album. (c.600) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 285 --; 1906 Christchurch 1d m.m., 3d u.m., and 6d unused (large part gum, slight bend). (Cat.
  £234. for m.m. odds) .. .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 286 --; 1931 “Smiling Boy” 1d + 1d unmounted mint, cat.£75. .. .. 24.
 287 --; 1934 Trans-Tasman 7d l.m.m., cat.£35. .. .. .. .. 10.
 288 --; 1942 Health set – 13 sheets of each value u.m. (= 624 sets, cat.60p = cat.£374.). Also one
  extra sheet of 2d. A few faults, but virtually all fine u.m.  .. .. 26.
 289 --; small box with about 130g of modern off-paper stamps. § .. .. 15.
 290 North Borneo; 1894 18c f.u. (corner crease) (SG 78, cat.£50.), 24c f.u. (SG 79, cat.£75.), and
  1897-1902 24c g./f.u. (SG 109, cat.£85.) .. .. .. .. 45.
 291 --; 1918 Red Cross 4c surcharges short set to 50c (one of each value) unmounted mint, fine
  and fresh. (Cat.£63. for m.m.) .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 292 Northern Rhodesia; 1925-29 20/- attractive fine used (central cancel), two or three short
  perfs. SG 17 cat.£170. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 293 Norway; 1950-55 m.m. seln. (8 odd defins, 5 commem sets, 1 duplicate set) s.t.c.£90+ 9.
 294 Palestine; Jordanian Occupation; 1948-49 seln. to 50m (postage) and 20m (oblig. tax) in
  u.m. fourblocks or pairs, also 90m and 100m u.m., etc. (31 items) .. .. 8.
 295 Papua New Guinea; 1952 10/- and £1 defins overprinted SPECIMEN, lightly mounted (slight
  gum toning). SG 14s-15s (cat.£120. for u.m.)  .. .. .. 15.
 296 Philippines; 1875-1996 mainly used colln. Limited numbers to 1930s, and sparse 1978 to
  mid-1980s. (950+) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 297 Poland; 1964-71 seln. of c.t.o. miniature sheets, many of popular themes (sport, space, paint-
  ings, etc.). A few faults but mainly fine, light dupl. (1 to 5 of each) (55+) .. 8.
 298 Rhodesia; 1898-1908 £5 used fiscally with BSA/C perfin (no other cancels). A few rough
  perfs at foot. (Barefoot 16, cat. “less than £15.”) (postal used is cat.£2,250.) .. 15.
 299 --; 1910-13 Double Head 5/- scarlet and yellow-green perf.14 fine used (but the scarlet colour
  slightly run). SG 160 cat.£180. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 300 --; 1922-24 perf.15 3/- very fine unmounted mint lower marginal. SG 320 (cat.£130. for m.m.) 50.
 301 Romania; 1940 Armaments Fund set of three imperf. miniature sheets u.m., SG MS1452-4,
  cat.£71. (Michel block 9, 11, 13, cat. €166.) .. .. .. .. 28.
 302 Russia/USSR; 1866-1948 mainly used colln. (much c.t.o.) in four old approval books.
  Largest numbers of 1930s/40s issues with many sets and numerous fourblocks also. Many
  individual stamps catalogued individually in pounds, and mainly fine. S.t.c.£1,600+ (100s) £150.
 303 Saint Helena; 1890-97 QV set (7) m.m. (stain on 10d) cat.£60. .. .. 12.
 304 --; 1922 monocolour set (3) l.m.m., SG 89-91, cat.£27. .. .. .. 8.
 305 --; 1922-37 Badge ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 5d, 6d, 8d, 1/6, 2/- m.m./l.m.m., cat.£52½ .. 15.
 306 Saint Kitts-Nevis; 1920-22 wmk. CA 2/-, 2/6, 5/-, 10/- u.m./l.m.m./m.m., cat.£37. 12.
 307 --; 1938-50 1/- perf.13x12 with the “break in value tablet frame” variety, m.m. Rough perfs
  at left (typical) at one point affecting the body of the stamp. SG 75a (cat.£170. for u.m.) 15.
 308 --; Nevis; 1861 perf.13 6d g.u. ("as is") and 1/- g.u. SG 7-8, cat.£105. .. .. 12.
 309 Saint Vincent; 1899 short set to 6d l.m.m., plus 1/- m.m., cat.£52. .. .. 15.
 310 --; 1907-8 Badge set (5) l.m.m., cat.£40. .. .. .. .. 12.
 311 San Marino; 1949 UPU 100LIRE complete sheetlet of six m.m. (the stamps u.m.). Michel
  cat. €250. (= £160±) for u.m. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 312 Solomon Islands; 1956-63 defin set (17 + 4 shades etc.) l.m.m. (cat.£100+ for u.m.) 20.

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 313 Somaliland Protectorate; 1904 1r, 2r, 3r, and 4r fine m.m. SG 41-44, cat.£132.  40.
 314 South Africa; Transvaal; Revenues; 1886 1/-, 1/6, 5/-, 10/-, £1, and £2 m.m., Barefoot cat.£11½ 4.
 315 Southern Rhodesia; 1931-37 8d, 10d, 1/-, 1/6 (2), 2/6 (2), poor to fine m.m., cat.£85. 8.
 316 South West Africa; 1923-63 attractive little colln. of mainly f.u. (and some m.m.) inc. good
  number of pairs, 1954 defins f.u., 1961 dues f.u., etc. (c.250) § .. .. 45.
 317 --; 1954 defin set (12 + 2 shades), and 1960 defin set (5), m.m. (quite heavy) (cat.£60. and
  £26. for u.m.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 318 Sudan; 1950-91 (approx.) largely used accum. on five stockleaves with dupl. – many higher
  values (c.220) .. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 319 Swaziland; 1933 KG5 defin set (10) fine l.m.m., cat.£120. .. .. 40.
 320 Sweden; 1917-49 bag with accumulation on stockleaves, and two albums of mainly used
  stamps. Significant duplication (including of some of the better 1930s/40s commems). §. 24.
 321 --; 1928-63 m.m. colln. on printed pages. Generally fine, but some of the earlier issues have
  stains from mounting. (c.500) .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 322 --; approx. 1930s/40s m.m. seln. (some heavy hinges – a few faults) inc. some scarcer defins
  and better commem values, some cat. pounds each. (77). Also a largely emptied Post Office
  presentation folder from about same period (UPU Congress ?). .. .. 18.
 323 Switzerland; 1879 cover from Germany to Rheinfelden with 1878 postage due (type I) 5c
  and 20c with c.d.s. cancels plus red UNGÜLTIG cancel. Some wear. .. .. 10.
 324 Tanzania; little box of off-paper modern used stamps inc. a few Kenya. (approx. 50g) § 4.
 325 Tierra del Fuego; 1891 10c (10 centigrams of gold dust !) mounted mint (minor tone spot),
  cat.£12. Also a modern postcard from the capital, Ushuaia. .. .. 4.
 326 Trinidad and Tobago; m. & u. seln. of QV issues inc. 12 mixed Britannias of Trinidad, other
  Trinidad inc. p.dues, a few Tobago, etc. (70) .. .. .. .. 30.
 327 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 1972-90 seln. of c.t.o. m.s. and sheetlets viz. 1972 Space
  set (6) each in 2 sheetlets of 6, 1973 Brezhnev m.s. (20, cat.£3.25 each), and 5 diff. 1990. 12.
 328 United Nations; accumulation in two albums, four stockbooks, on stockcards, etc. Mainly
  mint material of New York issues. High catalogue/high face value. (1,000s) § .. 50.
 329 United States of America; 1861-1980s mainly used colln. in two binders, generally comm-
  oner material. (c.2,000) § .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 330 --; 1869-1988 used colln. in two stockbooks. A basic range but for some better values earlier,
  and some dues, revenues, Canal Zone, and Philippines. (c.1,350) § .. .. 8.
 331 --; Officials; 1983-89 mainly u.m. seln. with values to $5, and inc. some pairs. (54) 7.
 332 --; Covers; approx. 1930s-40s box of commercial covers, p.stat., and postcards. (c.500) § 8.
 333 --; --; 1926 worn cover with Columbus 1c, Huguenot 1c bisects with further 1c and 1½c stamps.  4.
 334 --; Postal Stationery; 1850s-1899 two albums with about 230 postal stationery items (c.90%
  used) plus a few covers and other items. § .. .. .. .. 26.
 335 --; --; roughly 1890s bundle of 2c (37) and 3c (20) envelopes, all unused, with Wells, Fargo &
  Co. logo printed on front. .. .. .. .. .. 7.
 336 --; --; 1900-97 four binders containing about 450 items (plus some flight covers and misc.
  other items). Approx.95% used, some first day. § .. .. .. 40.
 337 --; --; bundle of mainly mint covers and cards, apparently all different (70)  .. 5.
 338 --; First Day Covers; 1976 Bicentennial set of 4 paintings m.s. on four FDCs, cat.£22. 5.
 339 --; Cinderella; complete roll of 500 FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY labels, in wrapper. § 10.
 340 --; --; packet with a quantity (100s) of Stock Transfer labels, some on complete forms, dated
  about 1936. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 341 --; --; c.1920/30 sheet of 12 labels of buildings and monuments in Boston, Mass.  5.
 342 --; --; a similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 343 --; --; seln. of 50 Boys Town Nebraska labels (inc. duplication) .. .. 3.
 344 Vietnam; small m. & u. range on stockleaf (58) .. .. .. 5.
 345 Zanzibar; 1952-55 (14), 1961 (16), and 1966 (14) defin sets, all u.m., cat.£74½  22.


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 346 1840 1d black; eight sound used examples (one of these on part cover), generally with 3 to
  3½ margins.  .. .. .. .. .. .. £120.
 347 1840 1d black; two four-margined examples with red MC, both with filing creases. 32.
 348 1840 1d black; three used examples with faults. .. .. .. 30.
 349 1840 1d black TA plate 1A in grey-black. A distinctive example with four good to wide
  margins, black MC, medium thin at lower right. [view image] .. .. .. 60.
 350 1840 1d black ND plate 1A f.u. with four even margins (small to good), red MC.  35.
 351 1840 1d black HB plate 2 f.u. with four margins (3 good, 1 narrow), faint red MC. Attractive. 35.
 352 1840 1d black KH (about 3 margins) with smudged red MC on 1841 cover Ulverstone to
  Kendal. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 28.
 353 1840 1d black EB f.u. with red MC, four nice margins, but chamfered corners. .. 26.
 354 1840 1d black MG f.u. with red MC. Four good margins but close at one corner.  24.
 355 1840 1d black FE f.u. with very sharp red MC, about 3 margins. .. .. 24.
 356 1840 1d black PI g.u. with black MC (4 margins) on piece. .. .. 24.
 357 1840 1d black ME f.u. (nice central strike of red MC), 2 decent margins, another close,
  fourth touching. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 358 1840 1d black DL (4 margin, red MC, vertical filing crease), plus the 1840 entire from which
  it has been removed (Steyning to Halesworth). .. .. .. 20.
 359 1840 1d black QC with about 2½ margins and black MC; and 2d blue SD with almost four
  margins (uneven – touching at two points, but wide enough to take in two neighbouring
  stamps at other points) and black MC. .. .. .. .. 50.
 360 1840 2d blue CJ with 4 margins (1 good, 1 narrow, 2 very close), red MC. .. 30.
 361 1840 2d blue; two reasonable used examples with red MCs, both cut into. .. 30.
 362 1841 1d red imperfs; a colln. of used singles (257), plus pairs (13), and a six-strip. Includes
  ivory heads, one inverted watermark, a number of MC cancels (inc. 3 numbers in MC).
  Condition varies, but there are few very poor, most are fair to fine, a few very fine. 90.
 363 1841 2d blue imperfs useful used seln. of 15 singles, 1 pair, and 1 single on cover. Includes
  four attractive 4-margin examples. Others fair to fine. .. .. .. 60
 364 1847-54 embossed 1/- attractive used on piece with Liverpool spoon duplex cancel. Stamp
  has good margins at top and right, just on outside of design at foot, but just cut into at left.
  Filing crease at top largely flattened. cat.£500. [view image] .. .. .. 60.
 365 1855-57 4d wmk. Large Garter inverted fine used but for a couple of pulled perfs at top left.
  SG 66aWi, cat.£200. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 366 1858-79 1d red plate 97 fine imprimatur example imperf with four good even margins and
  full gum. Cat. “from £175.” [view image] .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 367 1858-1970 mint and used colln. Good run of used QV 1d plates (appears complete and with
  many fine examples inc. a good sound 225), some KG5 (inc. a few u.m. photogravure odds),
  then mixed  m. & u. KG6/QE sets/odds. QE commem sets generally u.m. § .. £150.
 368 1858-1982 mixed m.m./u.m./used colln. in Devon album. Incomplete run of QV 1d red
  plates, then used Jubilees and  KE7, m.m./used KG5. Thereafter m.m./used sets and odds of
  KG6/QE (none of the better phosphors). Some QE is u.m. § .. .. 45.
 369 1858-1982 mainly used (some later mint) colln. in Windsor album. Sparse QV then fair range
  of KE7 to KG5 (so seahorses). Thereafter m. & u. KG6/QE sets/odds. § .. 20.
 

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 370 1867-80 3d plates 7, 8, 10, 1873-80 3d plates 15, 16, 18 sound used, cat.£285. .. 12.
 371 1870 ½d plates; over 200 used in 14 packets, seemingly from a good mix of plate numbers
  (1 and 9 not seen). Majority seem sound, cat. minimum £15 each = £3,000+ .. 30.
 372 1883-84 5/- fresh m.m. (full gum). Attractive stamp, though a few short perfs. Cat.£550. 75.
 373 1883-1970 colln. commencing with fairly sparse used QV to KG5, then decent run (but not
  complete) of mixed m.m./u.m./used KG6, QE. Good run of commem sets, many of which are
  u.m. Includes some better phosphor sets, but these generally m.m. Some defins, dues, and
  country stamps also. § .. .. .. .. .. 50.
 374 1887-92 Jubilee 6d attractive u.m. vertical gutter pair. Cat.£100. .. .. 30.
 375 1902-13 9d fine u.m., cat.£110. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 376 1902-13 small m.m. seln. comprising ½d (2), 1d (2), 2½d (6), 4d green & brown (2), 7d (1,
  creased), 1/- (1, slightly toned). Minimum cat.£268. .. .. .. 30.
 377 1902-13 KE7 £1 good used. General good appearance, and sound, with good colour. Centred
  slightly lower-right, single c.d.s. cancel a bit smudgy, and just a little greasy or grubby at top
  left. Good example. Cat.£500. [view image] .. .. .. .. .. £100.
 378 1913-19 and 1934 Seahorses; an impressive assembly of these on a few stockleaves.
  Comprises 1912-19 2/6 (1 mint, 56 used singles, 1 used fourblock), 5/- (1 mint, 25 used),
  10/- (1 mint, 8 used), 1934 Re-engraved 2/6 (1 mint, 41 used), 5/- (1 mint, 10 used), and
  10/- (9 used). Condition is varied, but includes many in the good to fine range and a few
  very fine.  .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £500.
 379 1913-19 (1913)  Seahorses £1 green fiscally used (signed across front). Not at all unsightly,
  and otherwise fine but for small fault on reverse. (Postally used is cat.£800.) § .. £100.
 380 1913-19 (1915) De La Rue 5/- bright carmine fine mounted mint, centred to upper left,
  cat.£325. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 381 1913-19 (1915) De La Rue 5/- pale carmine unusual block of ten (2§5) used. Each stamp has
  slightly smudgy rubber c.d.s. Condition generally good for a block of this size, though some
  normal postal abuse. SG 410, cat.£2,600. [view image] .. .. .. .. £120.
 382 1913-19 (1918-19) Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 fine l.m.m. Centred low, and a couple of short
  perfs, but fresh. Cat.£90. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 383 1913-19 (1918-19) B.W. 2/6 l.m.m., very nice except for three or four short perfs. Cat.£90. 20.
 384 1913-19 (1918-19) Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 m.mint (large part gum). Centred a bit high,
  couple of shortish perfs. Cat.£90. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 385 1913-19 (1918-19) Bradbury Wilkinson 10/- block of six parcel used. One thinned, and
  other smaller faults and toning. Cat.£660. .. .. .. .. 35.
 386 1924 Wembley set in u.m. fourblocks. Light gum wrinkling on 1d, and 1½d perfs a bit weak.
  Cat.£60. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 387 1924 and 1925 Wembley sets l.m.m., cat.£80. .. .. .. 24.
 388 1929 PUC £1 very fine used. Good appearance and perfs, centred slightly high. Cancelled at
  right by two neat part strikes of Harrow c.d.s. (probably cancelled later by favour).
  Cat.£550. [view image] .. .. .. .. .. .. £240.
 389 1937-51 KG6 colln. complete in basic numbers either mint or used. Condition mainly fair
  to fine, the S.Wedding £1 fine m.m. .. .. .. .. 15.
 390 1948 S.Wedding £1 l.m.m. (small tone spots) and another good used (cat.£76.) .. 20.
 391 1948 S.Wedding set (2) u.m., cat.£38. .. .. .. .. 14.
 392 1948 S.Wedding £1 u.m., centred to lower left, cat.£38.  .. .. 12.
 393 1948 S.Wedding £1 f.u. fourblock, cat.£152.  .. .. .. 45.
 394 1948 S.Wedding set (2) v.f.u. (first day c.d.s. cancels), cat.£38. .. .. 15.
 395 1959-68 Castles 10/- DLR u.m., SG 597, cat.£40. (One arguable short perf at top) 10.

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 396 1963 Red Cross phosphor set (3) u.m., cat.£60. .. .. .. 20.
 397 1969 u.m. plate fourblocks of 2/6 (6), 5/- (4), and 10/- (2) (nearly all diff. plate nos.). Cat.
  £93 as basic stamps. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 398 Departmental Issues (“Officials”); Government Parcels; 1887-90 9d u.m. but damaged
  corner. Cat.£70. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3.
 399 Booklets; 1957 (June) 3/9 booklet complete, average perfs, SG G20 cat.£12. .. 5.
 400 --; Imperial Airways booklet of airmail labels, fairly complete (2 panes and part pane), fair. 5.
 401 --; 1972 Wedgwood £1 prestige booklet (½p with trimmed perfs at foot), cat.£65. 12.
 402 --; 1980 Wedgwood £3 prestige booklet, cat.£8. .. .. .. 3.
 403 --; 1982 Stanley Gibbons £4 prestige booklet, cat.£11. .. .. .. 4.
 404 --; 1983 Royal Mint £4 prestige booklet, cat.£11. .. .. .. 4.
 405 --; 1989 Scots Connection £5 prestige booklet, cat.£24. .. .. .. 8.
 406 --; 1991 Agatha Christie £6 prestige booklet, cat.£20. .. .. .. 7.
 407 --; 1991-95 seln. of 15 Greetings booklets, plus 10 other bkt. or panes of roughly same period. § 50.
 408 --; 1992 J.R.R. Tolkien £6 prestige booklet, cat.£20. .. .. .. 8.
 409 --; 1993 Beatrix Potter “£6” prestige booklet, cat.£22. .. .. .. 7.
 410 --; 1994 Northern Ireland £6 prestige booklet, cat.£28. .. .. .. 8.
 411 --; another of the same. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 412 --; 1995 National Trust £6 prestige booklet, cat.£28. .. .. .. 8.
 413 --; 1997 BBC £6.15 prestige booklet, cat.£20.  .. .. .. 8.
 414 --; another of the same (small blemish on cover). .. .. .. 7.
 415 --; 1998 The Definitive Portrait £7.49 prestige booklet, cat.£26. .. .. 9.
 416 --; 1998 Breaking Barriers £6.16 prestige booklet, cat.£25. .. .. 8.
 417 --; another of the same. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 418 --; 2000 Special by Design £7.50 prestige booklet, cat.£28. .. .. 8.
 419 Presentation Packs; 1964 Forth Road Bridge presentation pack complete and fine but for the
  cellophane being slightly split, and a slight bend. Cat.£300. .. .. £100.
 420 --; small bundle of 1970s commem/defin packs, includes 1971 and 1976 year packs, 1970
  and 1977 high value packs (nos. 38, 91), some cellophane damage. Face value about £17. 17.
 421 --; 1972-86 seln. of 12 different commem souvenir packs (“souvenir books”), cat.£80½ § 10.
 422 --; 1977 Wildlife – 25 of special pack privately produced pack by Scottish Wildlife Trust. § 24.
 423 U.K. First Day Covers; accum. of 1970s-80s commem FDCs – mixed handwritten/typed
  addresses and mixed cancels. Somewhat jumbled but possibly about complete from 1971 to
  mid-1980s, with a little dupl. (c.230) § .. .. .. .. 40.
 424 --; two shoeboxes with mainly 1970s-80s Bureau FDCs. Also a few special event, a few
  Zambia FDCs, etc. (c.150) § .. .. .. .. .. 28.
 425 --; 1974-85 colln. of commem/country stamp FDCs with handwritten addresses and (mainly)
  London SE1 cancels. Also a few non-UK items. (c.100) § .. .. 20.
 426 --; 1981-91 colln. in album of illus. FDCs all with Field Post Office cancels (all commem
  sets). (61) Also three other covers. § .. .. .. .. 30.
 427 U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1705 little entire Leith to Kirkwall (letter refers to
  quantity of tobacco). No postal markings. .. .. .. .. 15.
 428 --; 1843-50 seln. of covers all with 1d red imperfs. Mixed condition but inc. some fine (22).
  Cat.£25 x 22 = £550. § .. .. .. .. .. 26.
 429 --; 1843 cover to Edinburgh with 1d red imperf. f.u. (4 margins) cancelled by distinct and
  almost complete strike of no. “4” in Maltese Cross. Cover also has 2-line “T.P/Portugal St”.
  (Stamp cat.£190., cover cat.£475.) [view image] .. .. .. .. 75.
 430 --; 1843 cover to Edinburgh with 1d red imperf (4 good margins but cover folded through
  stamp) cancelled complete no. “8” in Maltese Cross. (Stamp cat.£45., cover cat.£150.) 12.
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 431 U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1844 cover to Bath with 1d red imperf (4 margins) with
  good strike of no. “6” in Maltese Cross. Another stamp has been peeled off. (Stamp cat.£50.,
  cover cat.£150.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 432 --; 1844 cover to Bath with 1d red imperf (3½ margins) with two heavyish strikes of no. “9”
  in Maltese Cross cancel. (Stamp cat.£60., cover cat.£160.) .. .. 18.
 433 --; 1886 2d registered envelope with additional 1½d adhesive (of 1883-84 issue) Hythe to
  Ipswich, and similar (slightly poorer) envelope to Germany with additional 3 x 2½d. 20.
 434 --; 1899 Official Paid cover London to Tunbridge Wells, with cachet “SECRETARY OF STATE/
  COLONIAL DEPARTMENT”, and signed beneath “J. Chamberlain”. .. .. 8.
 435 --; 1936 cover London to USA by maiden voyage of Queen Mary containing hotel advertising
  card referring to voyage; also 1937 QM postcard probably posted on board. .. 5.
 ** --; 1937 see world covers.
 436 --; 1953 OHMS cover London to N.Ireland with two-line violet cachet DAMAGED BY/SEA
  WATER, ballpoint manuscript Salvaged from SS Princess Victoria. Sunk in North Channel/31st
  January 1953. Some faults. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 437 --; 1988-90 five internal Post Office forms for redirection service, used in Dunbar, with a mix
  of stamps up to £5. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 438 --; 1989 envelope with various To Pay stamps (from 4p to £5 values, and inc. 16 x £2, 14 x
  £5) making total of £103.68 charge. Stamps cat.£71. .. .. .. 5.
 ** UK Used Abroad; see Jamaica.
 439 U.K. Philatelic Covers; 1960s (some earlier) shoebox of special event covers. (c.200+) § 12.
 440 U.K. Postage Material; 1971-81 stock of u.m. commem sets, face £151. **  .. £120.
 441 --; range of u.m. Machin defins (and some country stamps) with some dupl. and a few
  possibly better than postage. Face £47. **  .. .. .. .. 38.
 442 --; 1971-82 (part) virtually complete run (a few odds missing) of u.m. commem sets, with
  occasional duplication. A few defins also. Face value approx.£40. ** § .. 32.
 443 --; 1997 Diana complete sheet u.m., face £26. **  .. .. .. 22.
 444 U.K. Unfranked Stamps; packet with about £100 face value, mainly values up to letter rate,
  and about 95% clean and fine. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 445 --; packet with about £85 face value (roughly 20% above letter rate), c. 95% clean/fine. 28.
 446 Islands; stockbook with range of u.m. sets (mainly 1980s/90s) from Guernsey, Jersey, and
  Alderney plus some used, and some UK decimal country stamps. A few pres. packs also. § 38.
 447 Guernsey; 1981 £5 Arms defin u.m. block of 16, and 1992-97 £1 Flowers defin complete
  u.m. sheet of 50. Face value £130. .. .. .. .. 65.
 448 U.K. Cinderella; Law Courts (Edinburgh, 1947 issue) 5/-, 10/-, and £1 used on two pieces.
  Cat.£42½. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 449 --; pair of green labels showing saluting scouts, inscribed CORROBOREE/The Inch, Edinburgh. 24-
  25/June.” “June 1950” handwritten on selvedge. Fair/fine condition but very scarce. 10.
 450 --; dupl. seln. of sheets of labels for 1971 Strike Posts of Central London, Gloucester, and
  Greenwich-London. (34 sheets – 4 different) .. .. .. .. 8.
 451 U.K. Wholesale; box with 400 pieces cut from 1960s-80s first day covers, each piece with
  complete commem set. (Includes miniature sheets, no single stamp sets or defins). Excellent
  source for fine used sets. § .. .. .. .. .. 75.
 452 --; a similar lot, with many sets, but also including single-stamp sets, and pieces cut from
  defin and country FDCs. (435) § .. .. .. .. .. 50.

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 453 U.K. Mixed Lots; strong mixed lot on a few stockleaves and on stockcards, etc. Victorian
  issues inc. several 1d red imperfs on covers, some better surface-printed, 1d red plate 213
  mint fourblock, 1883-84 used 2/6 (4), 5/- (3 + 3-strip), a few mint KE7 and KG5, 1929 PUC
  ½d, 1d, 1½d control blocks, 2½d used six-block, few QE. (100s) .. .. £150.
 454 --; box with mixed on pages, in packets/envelopes, a few mint 1960s (inc. blocks), cheap
  colln. in album, some kiloware (inc. a bag of mainly high value modern commems), a couple
  of seahorses on document pieces (2/6 uncancelled, 5/- part signature), packet of used
  Downeys, a few covers and PHQ cards, etc. Much is cheap bulk, but almost certainly some
  worthwhile pickings. § .. .. .. .. .. 45.
 455 --; 1840-1967 (mainly QV-KG6) range in stockbook, from cut-down penny black, through
  other QV inc. 18 x 1d reds with Brunswick Star cancels, many other 1d reds, mixed later.
  (c.750+) § .. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 456 --; 1841-1948 small mainly used colln. Mixed quality, some bits of interest. § .. 20.
  457 --; complete u.m. sheets of; 1946 Victory 3d, 1963 Cable, 1965 BoB 4d, 1966 Burns 1/3,
  Hastings 1/3, England Winners, 1967 EFTA (2 sheets of each value). Also a few other part
  sheets and some 1944 Netherlands sheets (9). Some perf./marginal faults. § .. 30.
 458 --; stockbook with accum. of mainly mint QE pre-decimal commem odds (inc. Red Cross
  phos 1/3, 1/6) and sets, with light duplication. Some defins also. Much is m.m., but some
  u.m. odds here and there. (Few 100s) § .. .. .. .. 30.
 459 --; mainly pre-decimal accum. comprising; 3 stockbooks with much QE u.m. sets/odds/blocks
  (inc. some cylinder blocks) and some used inc. pre-QE; bundle of album leaves with used
  KG5 to early QE; bundle of mainly pre-decimal QE FDCs etc. § .. .. 22.
 460 --; stockbook with 100s of duplicated QV-QE used, mainly low values. Various other items
  e.g. a few pre-decimal stitched booklets (some split), Millennium Moment presentation
  folder, a few FDCs, few album pages and a bundle of pre-decimal odds/blocks/sets etc. § 22.
 461 --; stockbook with 1952 to decimal range of mainly used defins with dupl., inc. Wildings in a
  range of values, some wmk. varieties, etc. (100s) § .. .. .. 14.
 462 --; bundle of 1970s FDCs/souvenir covers (plus 1957 Scouts FDC with c.d.s.) (c.45), unused
  airletters (16), and other postal stationery items (18) § .. .. .. 12.
 463 --; 1969 Cooks stitched booklet, 1989 Scots booklet, and nine 1968-70 p.packs.  8.
 
 

THE END OF THE SALE

© Robert Murray 2003

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



 

THE AUCTION VENUE is 650 yards West of our Shop, on Ferry Road. It has its own car park.
The bar (upstairs) is open 5-10pm and also serves a variety of food, teas and coffees. Please note that
we do not allow drinks at the viewing tables, but you are welcome to bring drinks down from the bar
once the auction has started.
 
 

Coming to the auction §
Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - you can bring things along for sale on the night. We charge 25p per
lot entry fee, and 10% commission on sales. (1% optional insurance) (larger lots are charged £1 entry fee
if handed in at our shop, but the normal 25p if entered on the evening of the sale)
All sorts of things sell well - single stamps, sets, country collections, empty albums, mixed boxes,
and so on. If you have a number of lots to enter you can pick up a supply of forms from the shop in
advance.

Bid Steps are published later in this catalogue, and our notes ask that people use these increments. However, perhaps about 20% of bids submitted by customers are not according to these steps. Any such bids are adjusted downwards to the next normal step. If you want to maximise your chances, please make sure that your bids match ours. Thanks !

* If you find time is tight to get bids posted in time, we are happy to accept bids by telephone, fax or email. Please always use first class post for sending bids.
* * The notes on the reverse of the Bid Form form part of our terms of business - please read from time
to time. Explanations of our terms, principles, practices, etc. can be had simply by asking at any time.
 

€uro Currency; We are now happy to accept Euro cash payments in our shop. We display our rate beside the counter. We normally allow the market rate rounded down to the next whole penny. For example, at the time of writing, the market rate is 0.6572, so we are allowing 65p per Euro (which is probably better than your bank will give you). You can also pay for auction lots in Euros (banknotes).
We cannot yet take auction bids or postal payments in Euros.
 
 

Especially in the mixed lots, alternative bids, and/or spending limits, can be very useful to the bidder
 who cannot attend. Please feel free to ask for advice – using this option might get you a lot or two
you would have missed out on otherwise.


THE AUCTION VENUE is 700 yards West of our Shop, on Ferry Road. It has its own car park.
The bar (upstairs) is open 5-10pm and also serves a variety of food, teas and coffees. Please note that
we do not allow drinks at the viewing tables, but you are welcome to bring drinks down from the bar
once the auction has started.

* If you find time is tight to get bids posted in time, we are happy to accept bids by telephone, fax or email. Please always use first class post for sending bids.
** The notes on the reverse of the Bid Form form part of our terms of business - please read from time
to time. Explanations of our terms, principles, practices, etc. can be had simply by asking at any time.
* A Buy or Bid Sale will be held as normal - see back of Bid Form for details.

There is no VAT added to the price of lots, no handling charge to buyers, and no fee for using credit or debit cards; simply the buyer’s premium of 10% (and postage at cost when goods are sent out to clients).



NORMAL BIDDING STEPS
We list here our normal bid steps for your information. This may be of help to bidders who are unable to
attend the sale, as any written bids received which do not fit our normal pattern would usually be taken
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 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
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor)
m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. "Stamps of the World" catalogue
inc. including
MP Murray Payne George VI catalogue
MC Maltese Cross
c.d.s. circular datestamp
bkt. booklet
lvs. album leaves
p.stat. postal stationery
c. circa (usually approximate quantity)
PTSA priced to sell at
: indicates that an image of the item can be seen on the internet at www.stamp-shopcom/images.html
§ indicates a larger lot available for viewing at the auction room from 3pm (other lots from 5pm)



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. A mobile number (07974 962649) can be called on the evening of the sale only.
Fax bids should be sent to us on 0131.478 7021. Please use the bid form that comes with your auction catalogue. Our machine will be operative during our stated opening hours from now until the date of the sale. As well as this, it will operate 24-hours from 10am on Saturday 18 January until 3pm on Monday 20 January. Please do not fax bids to us after that time.
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 Monday 20 January. 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. (Please do not use the normal address, which has a temporary problem .)


CREDIT CARDS

We are happy to accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments, as well as payments by Switch 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 (Switch and Delta), plus cost of posting receipt slip.


BID FORM - Sale Date 20 January 2003

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 puchases.

                    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 on 24 February 2003.
 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 90p per lot + £4.25 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 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 £4 for inland addresses. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send us £4 with a note of your name and address. Regular bidders and buyers may qualify for free renewal. Rates abroad are EEC countries £4, other European countries £5, Overseas £8.
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 or  0131.552 1515. On the evening of the sale only you can use our mobile telephone number 07974 962649 (at other times it is very seldom switched on, and we do not collect text messages or respond to "missed calls" on our mobile).
 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.
Robert Murray
Scotland’s Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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