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 Monday 28 January 2008
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Catalogue of Postage Stamps to be sold by Public Auction, within the
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    Lots 1-105 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 106-110 Collectables (Non-Philatelic Items)
    Lots 111-275 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.

    Lots 276-353 United Kingdom
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General, 28 January 2008                                Page 2                                   Estimate.


 
          Collections and Mixed Lots.  
       
1     Printed albums with collections of Austria c.1850s-1936, and 1963-79, Switzerland
         
     1959-82, Liechtenstein 1967-83, West Berlin 1968-90, a folder of Austria FDCs 1959-69,
         
     stockbook of West Germany, and a general foreign album. (1,000s)
þ  ..        £150.
        2     Large box with a load of mainly souvenir collections (things like Royal Events, 25th
         
     Anniversary of Coronation
, Bernera The Life and Times of the Queen Mother Gold
         
     Collection
, Sumner 1977 Silver Jubilee FDCs, etc.) (100s, in 15 albums)
þ          ..                £150.
        3     Printed albums of Austria 1945-70, W.Berlin 1958-75, two albums of Austria FDCs
         
     1972-76, stockbooks of Austria, W.Berlin, a few Turkey, and others, an album of dupl. UK,
         
     etc. (1,000s)
þ         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
        4     Smallish box
with a bundle of mainly Commonwealth items previously unsold in our Buy
         
     or Bid Sale, with a total “stated to catalogue” price of £2,200+. Also further Common-
         
     wealth on stockleaves, birds thematics, etc. (100s) þ       ..                   ..               ..                £120.
        5     Unmounted mint selection in stockbook, mainly Commonwealth, Scandinavia, and USA,

         
     from about 1960s-80s. Some light dupl., and inc. many sets. S.t.c.£1,000± (c.1,100) þ           £110.
        6     Small box of world stamps – high proportion non-Commonwealth – on stockcards, generally

         
     items of at least some value. (100s) þ             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
        7     Heavy carton with twenty mixed stockbooks or albums of world stamps, apparently
         
     collected in Europe, so a different bias. (1,000s)
þ           ..                   ..               ..                    90.
        8     All-sorts mix in medium carton. Although there is some make-weight material, most is bits
         
     of at least some interest, and of wide variety, mainly in packets or on stockcards. (1,000s)
þ        80.
        9     Fifteen various stockbooks in carton with very mixed world contents (fairly light on UK
         
     and Commonwealth). (1,000s)
þ ..                 ..               ..                   ..            80.
      10     Ten mixed stockbooks of world stamps (much foreign), plus two printed albums of Arab
         
     States, and some sheets of c.t.o. Laos. (1,000s)
þ           ..                   ..               ..                    75.
      11     Mainly European (much France, little UK) in eighteen stockbooks. Much dupl., and inc. a
         
     few booklets. (1,000s)
þ             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
      12     Twenty mixed stockbooks in weighty carton. Some are general mixes, others single
         
     countries or groups/areas. Mainly Europe/foreign. (1,000s)
þ                ..               ..                    75.
      13     A similar box of fifteen stockbooks (many larger). (1,000s)
þ               ..               ..                    75.
      14     General colln. to about 1980 in eight albums, two stockbooks, and misc. odds. (1,000s) þ          60.
      15     Mixed pile of stuff in carton – loose stamps in packets, on stockleaves, in binders, some
         
     covers, etc. Wide range inc. much European. (1,000s)
þ  ..                   ..            60.
      16     Fifteen mixed stockbooks of world stamps inc. much Europe. (1,000s)
þ               ..                    60.
      17     Five big old printed albums (Schwaneberger and Schaubek) with a scattering of world
         
     stamps. (100s, possibly 1,000s)
þ                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      18     Medium carton with several stockbooks of mainly Europe, plus album pages, others loose,
         
     etc. (1,000s)
þ         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      19     Shoebox of remainder club books covering all areas, PTSA £225. (100s) þ          ..                    50.
      20     Medium carton containing a large stockbook of world, another smaller general, one of
         
     Canada, some loose pages (mixed countries inc. Canada), small box of stockcards (inc.
         
     many China), and others. (1,000s)
þ               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      21     Foreign-biased boxful (some Canada) of stamps on pages, in album, three medium/small
         
     stockbooks, and so on. (1,000s)
þ                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      22     Three old world albums with quite sparse contents, about ten other stockbooks/folders/
         
     cover albums of mixed world stamps and covers, and some other loose. (1,000s)
þ 50.
      23     Box with mixed Germany, other mixed world in stockbooks, WWF souvenir album, etc.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
      24     Remainder world colln. in big old Ideal album, remainder album of France etc., stockbook
         
     of Austrian area, and two other stockbooks. (1,000s)
þ   ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      25     Several mainly junior-style world collections, a stockbook of dupl. UK KG5, etc. (1,000s)
þ      40.
      26     A “guddle-box” with mixed world inc. an album of Swedish FDCs. (1,000s)
þ      ..                    40.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      27     Varied mix in carton. (1,000s) þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            35.
      28     Mixed stamps and covers in carton. (1,000s)
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      29     Largely German mix of stamps and covers in carton. (1,000s)
þ            ..               ..                    35.
      30     Mix in carton, mainly European/foreign, with albums, stockbooks, covers, small boxes, etc.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      31     USA-sourced carton with much U.N. New York (mint stamps, FDCs, postal stationery),
         
     two albums of German ETBs, plus other USA and world. (1,000s)
þ    ..            30.
      32     Mixed box with some loose pages, a box of UN FDCs, Hungary 1988 year book, etc. (Many
         
     100s)
þ ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      33     Collection of France in album (a few early), plus mixed general world stamps. (1,000s) þ             30.
      34     Many thousands of world stamps sorted into envelopes, plus two albums of mixed covers,
         
     some others.
þ         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
      35     Mix of Czechoslovakia on leaves etc., a few world covers and cards, and others loose.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
      36     Large shoebox with some album pages (inc. Europa theme), others in packets, etc.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      37     Large stockbook of European (no Germany) plus some Canada. Mint and used. (Many
         
     100s)
þ ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      38     Untidy bundle of album pages from junior-type albums. (100s)               ..               ..                    15.
      39     Small mainly UK mix inc. some loose stamps, a bundle of UK FDCs, much-redirected 1946
         
     Indian cover, a few cigarette cards, etc.
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      40     Box of loose stamps, a few covers, postcards, etc. (1,000s)
þ              ..               ..                    12.
      41     Large shoebox of on-paper stamps of Scandinavia, Netherlands, and Switz. (1,000s)
þ               12.
      42     About 1kg of world (non-UK) kiloware, plus about 400g of similar Ireland.
þ                             12.
      43     Shoebox of world on-paper, mainly Europe/USA a few years old.
þ     ..              8.
      44     British Commonwealth; attractive collection in album, mainly l.m.m. of countries alphabet-
         
     ically Sabah to S.W.Africa. The strength is in KG6 and earlier QE, though there are a few
         
     earlier, and some through to c.1970. Many commem sets and defin short sets. (100s)
þ           £100.
      45     --; general collection in album (no India or NZ), used plus some mint. (100s)
þ                            50.
      46     --; mainly QV-KG5 and largely used (some mint) of Australia (100), Br.Guiana (44), Br.
         
     Honduras (43), Cayman (29), Cyprus (26), Dominica (20), Malta (29), NZ (135), N.Borneo
         
     (27), Seychelles (22), and a few others.
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      47     --; QV to KG6 m. & u. in medium stockbook with a little dupl. (c.900)
þ              ..                    40.
      48     --; small case with a bundle of album pages (and some stockleaves/cards) of mixed countries.
         
     Quite untidy but a decent sort. (1,000s)
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      49     --; general m. & u. colln. in four stockbooks, some medium values. (100s)
þ          ..                    30.
      50     --; large stockbook quite well filled and with good numbers from mainly smaller countries.
         
     (c.2,000)
þ              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      51     --; SG King George VI printed album with a remainder collection of a few hundred m. & u.
         
     stamps.
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      52     --; mint range of KG6 in old stockalbum, some toning in places (c.250)
þ              ..                    30.
      53     --; QV to KG5 used and mint range in stockbook. (Roughly 1,000)
þ  ..            30.
      54     --; slim stockbook of mint QE - u.m./m.m. sets/odds (c.580, 3 m.s.)
þ ..            24.
      55     --; remainder colln. in album, generally used stamps up to about 1930s only, some with
         
     dupl. (100s)
þ          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      56     --; m. & u. mix in medium stockbook of mainly Morocco Agencies, plus a few other opts.
         
     on UK, some dupl. in places. (c.400)
þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      57     --; just a small mainly used seln. on pages (c.275)             ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      58     --; Africa; mainly QV to KG5 m. & u. on a few pages inc. some short sets etc. (c.500)                40.
      59     --; Asia; mainly QV to KG5 mainly used on a few pages (c.450)           ..               ..                    30.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

General, 28 January 2008                         Page 4                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      60     British Commonwealth; West Indies; mainly QV to KG5 m. & u. on a few pages inc.
         
     some short sets etc. (c.320)          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
     
Ü     --; Omnibus; 1981 Royal Wedding – see Thematic (Royalty).
      61     Africa; seln. of 1960s/70s miniature sheets of Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, and other
         
     countries (former French/Belgian/Spanish colonies), mainly u.m. (c.60)   ..            30.
      62     --; stockbook of mixed countries mainly used, some dupl. (100s)
þ      ..               ..                    26.
      63     Europe; collection in old Schaubek album (pages to about 1943, some stamps also after
         
     that date), countries (in German) E-W only. (100s)
þ       ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      64     --; album of miniature sheets (probably all u.m.), souvenir sheets, exhibition sheets, black
         
     prints, etc. (79)
þ     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      65     Foreign; general European and Overseas collection in seven stockbooks. (1,000s)
þ                  24.
      66     --; bag with approx. 500 Europe plus approx. 500 Overseas quite modern used on paper,
         
     many large.
þ           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      67     Scandinavia; stockbooks with a few Finland, Iceland, Sweden 1987-88 Year Book, Images
         
     of Sweden
souvenir book, and odd others.
þ  ..               ..                   ..            26.
      68     Thematic; thirteen mixed packets inc. 100 Sport (3), 300 Religion, 250 Stamps on Stamps,
         
     100 Olympics (3), 250 Olympics (4).
þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      69     Thematic; Birds; mainly used collection in four albums arranged by country. (c.2,000+)
þ          40.
      70     --; --; mainly used mix in stockbook (some loose) (c.1,000)
þ              ..               ..                    15.
      71     --; Cycling; small colln. of mainly odds on stockleaves. (c.175)             ..               ..                    10.
      72     --; Europa; 1963-78 u.m. colln. in hingeless album, possibly complete but for Spanish

         
     Andorra. (c.690, 7 m.s./sheetlets) þ               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
      73     --; --; u.m. colln. in printed album of Europa and other European Unity themes (conferences,

         
     Human Rights, etc.), most about 1978-81, and inc. a few Bulgaria and Romania. (c.240, 27
         
     m.s.) þ  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      74     --; Europe; approx. 1956-81 seln. of sets and m.s. of Europa, EFTA, and Norden issues.

         
     Includes Monaco sheetlets 1974-81 inclusive. S.t.c.£350+ (131, 17 m.s.) þ          ..                    40.
      75     --; Methodism; a folder of various modern u.m. stamps, generally in duplicated quantities,
         
     from just 4 or 6 of S.Africa, Ciskei, and N.Z., to 96 of Virgin Is., 106 of Philippines, and
         
     133 of Nevis. (Total c.750+)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      76     --; Millennium; Westminster collection of 12 PNCs in album.
þ          ..               ..                    40.
      77     --; Music; extensive collection in seven albums (six of composers/performers alphabetically
         
     A-L and P-Z, one of musical instruments etc.). Majority is m.m. middle to fairly modern,
         
     with much European. Attractively written-up (and including the Essex Thematic Trophy
         
     winning entry from 1978 !). (100s) þ              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
     
Ü     --; --; see also Literature.
      78     --; Royalty; 1981 Royal Wedding large collection still in packets as received from Gibbons
         
     at the time, and costing £3,000+. Includes non-Commonwealth countries, varieties, etc.
þ        £300.
      79     --; --; Westminster Collection Queen Victoria and the Victorian Age collection in two
         
     albums of stamps and covers, inc. 17 PNCs
þ                 ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      80     --; --; Westminster Queen's Golden Jubilee Collection 2002 collection in two albums
         
     comprising 27 PNCs of various countries.
þ   ..               ..                   ..            80.
      81     --; --; Westminster The Royal Heritage Stamp Collection in two albums, of stamps and
         
     covers inc. 13 PNCs.
þ               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      82     --; --; Westminster Collection The Queen Elizabeth II Collection of stamps and covers in
         
     two albums, inc. 13 PNCs.
þ       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      83     --; --; Westminster The Lady of the Century (Queen Mother) collection of covers in album,
         
     (11 PNCs, 5 others).
þ               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
     
Ü     --; --; see also Covers (PNCs).
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General, 28 January 2008                         Page 5                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      84     Covers; bundle (about large shoebox-sized) of mixed world covers and cards. A very
         
     general range inc. many useful (e.g. we notice a bundle of 1960 Europa illus unaddressed
         
     FDCs inc. Liechtenstein and UK), etc. (100s)
þ              ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      85     --; large accumulation in carton, with a wide variety of type and country (little UK), mainly
         
     loose but also inc. six small cover albums and some postcards. (100s)
þ                ..                    40.
      86     --; carton with hundreds of mainly quite modern philatelic covers (largely FDCs) plus other
         
     types also, inc. one shoebox of only United Nations, shoebox of mainly German, and three
         
     folders of German ETBs. (100s)
þ                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      87     --; mixed box inc. dupl. range of unused Polish postal stationery (c.400+), dupl. Netherlands
         
     illus. unaddressed FDCs (c.200), and others.
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    22.
      88     --; boxful of recent (mainly last few years) commercial covers from mixed foreign countries,
         
     often with good choice of stamps. (100s)
þ     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      89     --; small bundle of mainly Field Post Office and similar, mainly 1950s to modern, and inc. a
         
     few Bosnia-Hercegovina etc. (50)                    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
      90     --; mixed box of world commercial and philatelic. (100s)
þ                   ..               ..                    10.
      91     --; Maximum Cards; mix of W.Germany (25), Austria (44), Switzerland (68, some dupl.)
þ      18.
      92     --; Philatelic Numismatic Covers; Westminster British Isles Coin Cover Collection in two
         
     albums, comprising 34 covers (a few of the coins are not British Isles).
þ                ..                    90.
      93     --; --; two albums with a seln. of mixed world countries inc. several Germany. (34)
þ                   35.
      94     --; --; album with 1994 History of World War II series of covers (13), plus four Isle of Man
         
     u.m. sheetlets.
þ       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      95     --; --; nineteen mixed covers (no UK), all 1980s, and a few other items.
þ             ..                    10.
     
Ü     --; --; see also Thematic (Royalty).
      96     Cinderella; four sheets (each of 12) of Australian National Philatelic Exhibition 1950
         
     labels, plus two sheets of more recent New Zealand labels. ..                  ..              5.
     
Ü     --; see also Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, USA., and U.K..
      97     Literature; 2002 edition SG Stamps of the World cat. (4 volumes in slipcase), plus four
         
     others.
þ                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      98     --; box of mainly musical inc. Sylvester Peat’s Music on Stamps parts 1-5, about 30 copies
         
     of The Baton c.1976-86, and others.
Ä          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      99     --; Collect British Postmarks by Whitney (6th edition, 1993), a bit worn but often asked for;
         
     The Paquebot Marks of Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden by Edwin
         
     Dreschel; and three other books/cats. þ          ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    100     Supplies (New); six double-pocket Royal Mail first day cover albums (dark red) with pages,
         
     appear as new.
þ      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    101     --; box with c.1,000 white flimsy stockcards, each 175x80mm, sealed at foot & right only. þ         5.
    102     Supplies (Second-Hand); five Royal Mail double-pocket presentation pack albums (and
         
     one FDC album). Mixed ages therefore different styles, and inc. many pages.
þ      ..                    20.
    103     --; four Lighthouse two-post binders (“Perfect”) for Canada containing some used non-
         
     standard pages.
þ     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    104     --; SG Senator Standard album with unused pages, almost as new, plus a stock-album, and
         
     another binder.
þ      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    105     --; two blue Schaubek two-post binders (one titled Bundesrepublik Deutschland).
þ                   6.
                                                        

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General, 28 January 2008                         Page 6                                       Estimate.
                  
           Non-Philatelic Items
    106     Banknotes; Scotland; North of Scotland Bank 1943 £20, very worn but quite scarce. (Cat.
         
     £120. for VF)            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    107     --; Northern Ireland; Northern Bank 1982 £10., and Bank of Ireland undated £5. Poor/fair.      18.
    108     Coins; mixture of UK and foreign, inc. 1953 “plastic set”, a few UK commem crowns, 4
         
     Roman/ancient (inc. two tiny). (100s) Also a few cheap banknotes.
þ   ..            30.
    109     --; eight various UK/Channel Islands sets.
þ   ..               ..                   ..              6.
    110     Ephemera; 1843-1911 seln. of Edinburgh billheads and receipts. Good variety, of special
         
     interest to Edinburgh folks, inc. many fancy/pictorial. (c.129)                  ..               ..                    70.
                  
           Classified by Country
    111     Aden; 1937 Dhows short set to 1r heavy m.m., and 2r l.m.m., SG 1-10 cat.£180. 30.
    112     --; 1953-63 definitive set (25) m.m., mainly heavy hinges (cat.£110. for u.m.)         ..                    12.
    113     Albania; 1913-68 m. & u. collection on pages inc. several of 1917 Arms issue and other
         
     useful early issues, 1939-40 Air 20q m.m., 1946 Red Cross opts. part set m.m. (1f missing,
         
     60q thinned), and a good range of 1950s/early '60s issues. (c.400)        ..               ..                    75.
    114     --; 1953-63 c.t.o. seln. in singles and fourblocks, apparently complete sets, many cat. £1 to
         
     £5. S.t.c.£330. (c.370, 1 m.s.)      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    115     Antigua; 1938-51 defin set (12) heavy m.m./l.m.m. (small thin on 2/6, light crease on £1)
         
     (cat.£90. for u.m.)     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    116     Australian States; Queensland; 1860-1870s used range on page from old album, worthy
         
     of closer inspection with values to 6d and 1/- from different issues. Also high values to 10/-
         
     postally used, and £1 fiscally used. (41)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    117     --; Western Australia; 1861-1912 (approx.) seln. on three pages. (35)                ..                    22.
    118     Australia; 1917 pair of covers commemorating First Overland Mail by Trans-Continental
         
     (rail link) - one is hand-drawn in ink (crests of States), the other printed. Also a label in
         
     purple for same.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    119     --; 1932 Sydney Bridge 5/- very fine used, quite well centred. SG 143 cat.£190.                          60.
    120     --; large stockbook of stamps of mixed periods and in mixed levels of duplication, mainly
         
     used. (c.2,000)
þ     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    121     --; c.750 different mainly used in stockbook inc. some quite recent.
þ   ..            12.
    122     Austria; roughly 1965-85 box of covers, mainly illus. FDCs (estimated c.1,000)
þ 50.
    123     Austrian Area; m. & u. seln. of early to middle periods of Austria, Austro-Hungarian Military
         
     Posts, POs in Turkish Empire, etc. inc. p.dues and newspaper stamps. Some dupl. (c.400)           22.
    124     Austro-Hungarian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire; 1883 2s and 50s sound used, SG
         
     14 and 19, cat.£45. and £12. (Quoted differently in S.o.W. !)                ..               ..                    10.
    125    
Belgium; remainder colln. in album, mainly used. (100s) þ ..                 ..            15.
    126     --; Railway Parcels; 1879-82 20c (3), 25c (3), 50c, and 80c (10) all used (mixed, some

         
     pinholes). S.t.c.£620. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    127     --; Cinderella; 1897 International Exposition – seven of vertical design, and sixteen of hor-
               izontal, in a variety of colours (some dupl.). A few faults.   ..                   ..              7.
    128     Brunei; 1907-10 set (11) fine m.m., SG 23-33 cat.£190. ..                   ..            55.
    129     Canada; Newfoundland; 1880-82 5c good m.m. though with diagonal bend. SG 48 cat.
         
     £275.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    130     Canada; 1859-1995 mint and used colln. in Scott printed album. Early years are mainly
         
     used, more scattered, and of varied condition, then 1900-50 mixed m.m. and u. and more
         
     complete. Fairly complete mint from 1950s onwards, generally u.m. after about 1968. Better
         
     earlier inc. 1893 20c, 50c u., 1897 Jubilee 8c m.m., 1926 2c surcharges (2) m.m., 1927
         
     Confederation set m.m./u.m., 1928-29 defin set u., etc. Also some Newfoundland etc.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £180.

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    131     Canada; 1868-1912 mint collection on a few pages. Includes better values such as 1868-90
         
    
½c unused (no gum), 1893 50c unused (small part gum), 1897-98 defin set (8) mixed mint/
         
     unused, a few odd Jubilees to 15c fair/fine m.m., 1908 Quebec short set to 10c mixed
         
     m.m./unused, etc. (36)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    132     --; 1897 Jubilee $2 sound used but very heavy cancel, hinge remains, SG 137 cat.£350.               30.
    133     --; used seln. on pages of QV-KG6 Canada (c.215) and Newfoundland (c.80).                           26.
    134     --; Special Delivery; 1898-1946 m.m./l.m.m. collection inc. 1898 10c deep green m.m.,
         
     1922 20c l.m.m., 1930 20c m.m., 1932 20c m.m., 1938-39 set (2) l.m.m., etc. (15) 35.
    135     Cayman Islands; 1932-69 mainly mint with light dupl. on a few pages (mixed m.m., u.m.,
         
     and a few used). Inc. KG5 to 1/-, KG6 to 10/-, and QE to 1/-/$2. S.t.c.£300. (148)                   50.

    136     --; 1938-48 defin set (14) heavy m.m./l.m.m. (cat.£85. for u.m.)            ..               ..                    12.
    137     Croatia; 1945 Croatian Storm Division 50+50k and 100+100k u.m. (almost certainly re-
         
     gummed). Michel 170 I and 172 I, cat.€350 each = €700 (= c.£525.)   ..            50.
    138     Cyprus; 1938-51 defin set (missing ½pi green) l.m.m./m.m. (the 90pi used). (Cat. c.£157.)          20.
    139     Czechoslovakia; 1954 Stalin 1k20 sheetlet of ten f.u., Michel Klb.855 cat.€150 (= c.£110.)       15.
    140     --; c.1,000 different mainly used in stockbook.
þ             ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    141     Ethiopia; 1930-35 seln. of covers Addis-Ababa to National Bank of Egypt (or the Bank of
         
     Ethiopia c/o them) at Cairo. Most are franked with 1931 defin values, one has meter mark,
         
     three are registered. (15) Also a similar front, and a few pieces.              ..               ..                    40.
    142     Falkland Islands; 1938-50 defin set (18) heavy m.m. (2½d sheep creased). (Cat.£425. for
         
     u.m.)      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    143     --; 1952 defin set (14) m.m./l.m.m. (cat.£150. for u.m.)    ..                   ..               ..                    20.

    144     --; 1960-66
½d De La Rue printing in u.m. part sheet of thirty. SG 193a cat.£15. each = £450.    50.
    145     Fiji; 1951 Health set (2, one of these rugby) in u.m. sheets of 60, some minor imperfections.
         
     Cat.£30. ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    146     Finland; 1866 serpentine roulette 20p and 40p (2) g./f.u. with quite decent perfs. Cat.£134.         22.
    147     --; 1891Russian type short set to 1r m.m. cat. c.£200. (11) ..                 ..            40.
    148     France; 1927-50 seln. of mint odds (not hinged,  but most with gum faults) with light dupl.
         
     S.t.c.£1,100. (110)    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    55.
    149     --; 1927-36 remainder collection in three albums of dupl. used (sometimes dupl. up to about
         
     200). Defins and commems, some better values (c.3,300). Also further similar on pages.
þ          40.
    150     --; c.1950s-80 mint (mainly u.m.) lot in medium stockbook with some light dupl. (c.780)
þ          30.
    151     --; 1912 view postcard with 5c Sower, and special label for Nancy-Luneville flight, with
         
     Nancy (28 July) and Luneville (31 July) c.d.s.s A little grubby, but scarce (c.15,000 flown).
         
     Also a 1920 label (cancelled).       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    152     --; boxful of Documents Philatéliques (and some similar items), roughly 1981-92. (c.200+),
         
     plus a few stamps also.
þ             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    153     --; 1994 small colln. of “silk” FDCs in album (79), plus a few others (9).
þ            ..                    15.
    154     French Area; broken stockbook with dupl. m. & u. ranges of Monaco to about 1970, and
         
     French Colonies to about 1960. Split approx. 50/50, dupl. up to x12. (c.2,000)
þ 55.
    155     French Colonies and POs; mix on a few stockleaves inc. Congo, Madagascar, West Africa,
               among others. Some better values. (c.400)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    156     Gambia; 1938-46 defin set (16) heavy m.m., some faults. (Cat.£100 for u.m.)       ..                    10.
    157     German States; little stockbook with mainly used seln. of Baden, Brunswick, Hamburg,
         
     Hannover, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Saxony, and Württemberg,
         
     plus N.German Confed. and Alsace-Lorraine issues. Some light dupl., mixed condition.
         
     S.t.c.£4,500+. (152)                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    158     --; Baden; 1862-68 used seln. with some dupl., poor to fine. S.t.c.£400. (11)        ..                    22.
    159     --; Bavaria; 1849-63 small u. seln. of Numeral types, nearly all-different, s.t.c.£400+ (10)           20.
    160     --; --; 1850-1920 mint/unused seln. on two stockleaves inc. a few early issues (but these in

         
     quite mixed condition). (c.125)      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
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    161     German States; Brunswick; 1857 4/4ggr, 1865 1/3gr, 3gr, mixed used. Cat.£680.                    40.
    162     Germany; mainly used in stockbook from States up to about 1940. (c.1,000)
þ                          30.
    163     --; 1872 1k pale blue-green sound used, SG 23a cat.£325.                   ..               ..                    15.
    164     --; 1922-23 Inflation overprints in sheets/part sheets (inc. several marginal adverts) mint but
         
     mostly with lesser or greater faults, some partly stuck to leaves. (15 items)               ..                    10.
    165     --; 1922-23 5,000m, SG 245 - eighty complete u.m. sheets, each of fifty.               ..                    20.
    166     --; 1936 Brown Ribbon miniature sheet u.m. (one small rust spot), cat.£23.             ..                      4.
    167     --; West Germany; 1940s-90s (and a few later) u.m. in large stockbook. (c.1,200, a few
         
     m.s. and booklets)
þ ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            50.
    168     --; --; 1949-96 used range in stockbook, plus a few mint blocks, etc. (100s)
þ      ..                    20.
    169     --; West Germany and West Berlin; 1970s-90s box full of loose first day covers, generally
         
     fine illus. unaddressed. (Roughly 1,000+)
þ     ..               ..                   ..            40.
    170     --; West Berlin; 1952-90 stockbook with u.m. accum. of mainly defins (but inc. 6 x 1952
         
     Olympic set, cat.£35 per set). Includes coil strips and booklet panes, and a few W.Germany.
         
     Duplication light to heavy (c. x60 in some 1977-87 Castles). S.t.c.£3,800. (c.1,600)
þ            £150.
    171     --; West Berlin; 1948 black
"BERLIN" overprint set (missing 2pf, the 6pf included twice)
         
     used on two registered covers. Each cover has two of the high values at upper right (these
         
     with machine cancels) with eight lower values to left (with c.d.s. cancels), and each has
         
     two different New York backstamps, and each envelope looks like official stationery with
         
     the address on the flap heavily inked-over. All cancels are Berlin-Charlottenburg 13.10.48.
         
     The first cover (bearing 1m and 5m etc.) is generally good/fine except for the ink and two
         
     tape marks on reverse. Second cover is also a bit marked and grubby on the front. Stamps
         
     cat.£2,750.
[view image]           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £400.
    172     --; West Berlin; 1957-84 u.m. colln. on pages, virtually complete 1969 onwards inc. m.s.
         
     and booklet stamps. S.t.c.£400+ (c.550, 6 m.s.)               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    173     --; West Germany and Unified; 1951-2004 mainly used lot in stockbook. Some duplication,
         
     but very wide variety. (100s)
þ    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    174     --; --; bundle of souvenir/presentation/PO “thanks” cards, mainly 1990s. (c.70)
þ 15.
    175     --; --; approx.1,000+ modern used on paper, all large.
þ ..                   ..            15.
    176     --; --; packet of c.600 large stamps used on paper, about 1990s-2005 inc. higher values and
         
     charity issues.
þ        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    177     --; East Germany; 1949-56 m. & u. on stockleaves with numerous better early inc. 1951
         
     China 50pf f.u., etc. (c.350)          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    178     --; --; 1952-88 large stockbook with mint (mainly u.m.) and used (c.t.o. and commercial)
         
     dupl. ranges . (c.3,600)
þ            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    179     --; --; 1978-84 used colln. in hingeless album, reasonably complete. (c.690, 37 m.s./
         
     sheetlets)
þ               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    180     --; Ersttagsblatter; 1976-2003 huge collection/accumulation of West Germany issues in 31
         
     binders, with a fair bit of duplication. (c.3,330)
þ Ä         ..                   ..               ..                £300.
    181     --; --; 1982-88 colln. of West Berlin issues in six binders. (c.420)
þ     ..               ..                    40.
    182     --; --; 1981-2001 extensive but incomplete West Germany collection in nineteen albums,
         
     often with four of each card. (Estimated c.1,800)
þ          ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    183     --; --; box with approx. 480 ETBs of W.Germany and W.Berlin, from 1956-59 and
         
     1975-85.
þ              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    184     --; Cinderella; five 1890s Prussian documents with fiscal stamps, and another.                               8.
    185     --; Germany Mixed Lots; enormous and heavy lot in two large cartons comprising eighteen
         
     various stockbooks (mint and used, some with u.m. sets etc., these usually E.Germany or
         
     W.Germany), seven albums, eight albums of W.Germany (and some W.Berlin) Ersttags-
         
     blatter, mixed covers in four small cover albums, presentation folders, thirteen small boxes
         
     of postal stationery postcards (100s, tourist scenes), and others. (1,000s)
þ Ä                        £300.
    186     --; --; four albums of mint W.Germany and W.Berlin, printed album of used E.Germany,
         
     plus three stockbooks and a few pages of mixed post-WW2 issues. (100s)
þ        ..                £130.
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    187     Germany; Germany Mixed Lots; heavy lot comprising twelve stockbooks (some dupl.
         
     stock, some more like collections, bias to modern), plus twelve modern souvenir books.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    188     --; --; eighteen stockbooks with extensive and varied contents in mixed degrees of dupli-
         
     cation. (1,000s)
þ     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    189     --; --; mix in carton inc. printed album of m. & u. W.Germany, large souvenir album for
         
     introduction of Euro, stockbooks of E.Germany and others, some covers, etc. (1,000s)
þ            65.
    190     --; --; eight mixed stockbooks or other binders of mixed stamps, plus a few others loose.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    191     --; --; large carton with souvenir collection “10 Jahre Deutsche Einheit”, three box-folders
         
     of “Atelier-Edition”, a bundle of Ersttags-Sammelblatter, and others similar.
þ 50.
    192     --; --; varied mix in carton – much loose, some pages, 2 big folders of DDR covers, and four
         
     printed albums with varied m. & u. contents (DDR 1949-69 and 1970-78, W.Berlin 1949-79,
         
     W.Germany 1950-78).
þ            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    193     --; --; carton of mainly covers (FDCs and commercial), bundles of ETBs, plus some loose
         
     stamps and pages. (100s)
þ         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    194     --; --; c.1875-1948 packet of stamps on piece or on part album pages from a variety of
         
     territories inc. Bavaria and Württemberg, inc. a few covers. (100s)
þ    ..              8.
    195     German Occupations; Rhodes 5c overprinted
WEIHNACHTEN/1944 (type 1) u.m. Michel 1,
         
     cat.€250 (= c.£185.). Sold “as is”.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    196     German Post Offices in China; 1898 48º opt. 10pf (toned), 50pf, 56º opt. 3pf (2 shades),
         
     20pf, 25pf, 50pf, all m.m., cat.£120.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    197     Gibraltar; 1886-87 ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d, 1898 set (7, 6d poorer) m.m., cat.£315.     ..                    60.
    198     --; 1886-1970 m.m. and u. seln. inc. 1953-59 QE set (14) m.m. (cat.£150. for u.m.). S.t.c.
         
     £670., poor to fine. (100)             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    199     Greece; c.600 different mainly used in stockbook.
þ       ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    200     Greenland; 1938-72 small mainly m.m. colln., inc. 1945 New York short set to 30ø, 1945
             
BEFRIET 1ø, 5ø, 7ø, etc. (81)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    201     Heligoland; seln. of 84 single stamps plus 7 postal stationery cutouts. The majority are
         
     reprints but we estimate that perhaps at least fifteen are genuine. Condition very varied from
         
     poor to fine.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    202     Hong Kong; 1938-52 defin short set to 25c, plus 30c blue, 50c, 80c, $1 orange & green
         
     (short perf), m.m./l.m.m. (cat.£98. for u.m.)     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    203     --; 1962-68 Annigoni 5c to 50c and $1.30 to $20, plus 65c flower and $1 arms, all water-
         
     mark upright. Cat. c.£205. (15)    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    204     Hungary; 1983-88 colln. of maximum cards in album (170)
þ              ..               ..                    20.
    205     India; 1892-1974 small group of covers written-up on leaves, mainly p.stat, interesting
         
     (Indian used in later Pakistan area and Kashmir, some Pakistani), also some Indian covers
         
     (mainly KG6), a complete sheet of 1946 provisional 3p on 1a3p, and an u.m. fourblock of
         
     SG 649 without the Hindi handstamp.              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    206     --; 1915 printed P.o.W. cover used (registered) to Calcutta (flap missing); and five other
         
     covers/cards inc. bits of interest.    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    207     Ireland; 1922-85 collection in printed album. Mixed m. & u. to 1965 (a few of the earlier in
         
     mixed condition), then all l.m.m., largely in sets throughout. S.t.c.£1,000+
þ           ..                £100.
    208     --; 1983-85 booklets SG nos. SB25, 26, 27, 28, cat.£19, plus pane SG 535a u.m. (cat.£2.)
          7.
    209     Italy; largely used remainder collection to 1952. (c.600)
þ                   ..               ..                    30.
    210     Ivory Coast; 1989-93 8 u.m. stamps in pack, cat.£5.95 (excl. one not priced).      ..                      3.
    211     Japan; 1966-79 definitives seln. of 19 different values inc. 120y, 200y, 500y, all in u.m.
         
     fourblocks. S.t.c.£190.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    212     Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika; 1938-54 20c perf.14 u.m., SG 139a cat.£55.                        15.

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    213     Liechtenstein; 1921 3r and 7½r f.u. with faked gauge 9½ perforations (cat.£4,100. as such).
         
     The cancellation possibly also fake.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    214     --; stockleaves with used range inc. sets. S.t.c.£200+ (100s)                 ..               ..                    20.
    215     --; 1978-93 colln. of maximum cards in six binders, normally with two of each card.
         
     (c.400)
þ                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    216     Luxembourg; 1891-93 set (the 20c in orange only), plus 1906-19 set of William IV designs,
         
     all used, mainly fair/good/fine, s.t.c.£205.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    217     Malaya; a few pages with a used seln. of FMS tigers (85), plus a few other States with tiger
         
     designs mainly used (24)               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    218     --; 1903-4 seven picture pcs (Penang, Singapore views, etc.) each with KE7 3c stamp, four
         
     of these with neat
NEW HARBOUR c.d.s. (other 3 with smudgy Singapore c.d.s.).                           12.
    219     --; Selangor; 1935-41 m.m. seln. comprising 1935-41 to $2 (17 values) and 1941 $1, $2.
         
     S.t.c.£126+ (19)       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    220     Malta; 1957-88 (approx.) u.m. colln. in stockbook inc. m.s., some dupl. inc. 1981 Industry
         
     defins in ten-blocks. (c.870, 8 m.s.)
þ             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    221     --; approx.500+ used on paper inc. recent issues.
þ         ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    222     Mexico; 1844 cover from Veracruz to London. On front handstamp "pr. Vera Cruz Steamer"
         
     and rate mark, on reverse British PO twin-arc "
VERA-CRUZ" datestamp, black "FRANCO EN/
         
      VERACRUZ" and red London receiving mark, as well as manuscript endorsement of forward-
         
     ing agent. Some wear/faults.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    223     Monaco; 1885-1990 largely mint stock in stockbook, mainly mounted earlier, unmounted
         
     later, plus some used. Many single stamps cat. in the approx. range 25p to a pound or two.
         
     Some sets but largely odd numbers. (c.3,000) þ              ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    224     Nepal; small seln. of the earlier issues (Kukris, Sri Mahadeva), mainly used (24).   8.
    225     --; 1949-60 small l.m.m. colln. comprising 1949 defin set (9), 1954 Map set (12), 1956
         
     Coronation set (5), UN (1), 1960 Children's Day sheetlet of four. (Cat.£372. for u.m.)                 45.
    226     New Hebrides (French); 1941 “France Libre” 5c in fourteen u.m. blocks of nine. Some
         
     show part sheet watermarks, some bends. Cat.£346.        ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    227     New Zealand; remainder collection in three-volume SG One-Country album (missing a
         
     few pages, some pages marked), mainly used and inc. a few better values. (c.700)
þ                   30.
    228     --; 1931-35 Air set (3) m.m.,  the 7d just a little poorer, SG 548-50 cat.£70.         ..                    15.
    229     --; 1934 Trans-Tasman opt 7d l.m.m., cat.£35.                ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    230     --; m. & u. mix in stockbook. (100s) þ           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    231     --; year packs for 1979-86 inclusive, and 1984 year book. (9)              ..               ..                    15.
    232     North Borneo; 1939 short set to 50c l.m.m./m.m. (8c damaged) (cat.£215. for u.m.).                 20.
    233     Northern Rhodesia; 1938-52 defin set (21) m.m./l.m.m. (the 1
½d yellow-brown used, 6d
         
     poor). (Cat. c.£190. for u.m.)       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    234     Norway; 1856-1942 small used seln. in old approval book, with 1867-68 2sk2, some less
         
     common Posthorns, etc. (48)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.

    235     Palestine; 1927-45 90m key value f.u. (some paper remains still on reverse). SG 101 cat.
         
     £60.       ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.

    236     Polish Post Office in Constantinople; 1919 3f to 50f m.m., sold "as is". (SG 1-7, cat.£245.)     10.
    237     Portugal; 1880-94 duplicated used seln. of stamps to 300r with several better values. S.t.c.
         
     £600+ (82)               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    238     --; 1893
PROVISORIO opt. 5r, 20r, 25r, 50r, 80r (type 2), 20r on 25r, 50r on 80r, 75r on 80r
         
     (type 1), all used, mainly g./f., s.t.c.£580.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    239     --; 1898-1967 small m.s. seln. of air stamps, postage dues, parcel post (inc. 1922 10E, cat.
         
     £100. but off-centre) and official issues. A few gum faults. S.t.c.£600+ (108)          ..                    60.
    240    
Portuguese Colonies; mint/unused seln. of Açores (63), Angola (65), and Angra (1). High
         
     catalogue (hundreds of pounds) but very mixed condition (some ok).      ..            30.
    241     --; Açores; 1882-95 mainly used seln. of 1882-87, 1894 Prince Henry, and 1895 St.

         
     Anthony values, s.t.c.£425., mainly good/fine. (19)            ..                   ..               ..                    50.
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    242     Romania; 1969-98 stockbook with c.t.o. colln. of mainly sets and m.s. with occasional dupl.
         
     (c.1,400, 39 m.s.) þ ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    243     Russia; album of Imperial issues mainly kept for their cancels, many identified, inc.

         
     numeral pmks etc. (c.300) þ        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    244     Russia/USSR; 1883-1966 dupl. ranges of used defins, bulk pre-1930 and inc. many

         
     Imperial. Also a few commems and cheap Latvia/Lithuania. (c.700) þ   ..            50.
    245     Samoa; 1920-58 nice little m. & u. colln. with 1920 Victory set (6) m.m., 1921 Hut set (12)
         
     m.m., etc. (93)                              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    246     --; 1945-53 overprinted £5 with inverted watermark good used. Sound, and quite attractive
         
     with neat corner cancel, but small imperfections (perfs a bit rough as normal, a little rubbing
         
     of colour at foot, and very small spot at top). SG 214w cat.£450. [view image]          ..               ..                    60.
    247     --; 1962-81 mainly l.m.m. (a few used) colln. on pages - appears complete to about 1978.
         
     (c.330, 11 m.s.)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    248     South Africa; Cape of Good Hope; mainly used seln. on a few pages, from triangular 4d
         
     (3) and 6d (3) (these mixed quality), some surcharges of interest, etc. (c.180)          ..                    30.
    249     South Africa; Postage Dues; 1914-61 mint (mainly fine m.m.) seln. of 33 singles and four
         
     units, all-different (though inc. a couple of shades). S.t.c.£285.               ..               ..                    40.
    250     Spain; c.1,200 different mainly used in stockbook, inc. some Colonies (these mainly
m.). þ         18.
    251     Sweden; 1858-1914 useful used seln., with 1858 24ö used (5 others of same issue poorer),
         
     seln. of Ring-types to 1kr, 1903 PO 5k f.u., other useful. (71)                ..               ..                    24.
    252     Switzerland; 1990-97 year packs (8) containing c.t.o. issues. þ           ..               ..                    20.
    253     --; c.750 different mainly used in stockbook.
þ                ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    254     --; Cinderella; seln. of military (regimental etc.) labels, mainly about 1916-18. (22) 8.
    255     Tanganyika/Tanzania; Booklets; 1961-80 seln. of seven different booklets, SG nos. SB5,
         
     SB6, SB7, SB11, SB13, SB15, SB16, total cat.£59.25, all fine.            ..               ..                    20.
    256     Togo; 1961-72 colln. of m.m./u.m. miniature sheets (32 = 27 different). (Yvert s.t.c.
         
     FF.1,000+ about ten years ago.)   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    257     Trinidad and Tobago; 1906-56 m.m. seln. (one used) inc. p.dues, officials, and war tax
         
     issues. Includes 1935-37 set (9, cat.£50.), 1905-6 p.due set (8, £95.). S.t.c.£600. (77)               90.
    258     Turkey; 1957-78 folder with between 10 and 100 sets each of eight different sets, plus just
         
     a few extra odds, in blocks or sheets. Includes 1957 Mevlana x 100 sets, 1960 Manisa Fair
         
     (50 sets), 1964 Farm Animals (40 sets). (Total cat.£290. about 7 years ago.)         ..                    20.
    259     Turks and Caicos Islands; 1938-45 defins seln. of l.m.m./m.m. values to 2/- (two of bright
         
     shade), 5/-. (Cat.£85. for u.m.)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    260     Tuvalu; 1976-83 m. & u. colln. in album, some with a little dupl. (c.300, several m.s.)
þ             16.
    261     Uganda; 1896 type-set 2a in attractive tête-bêche fourblock mounted mint. Folded horizon-
         
     tally in the dividing margin, and with another horiz. crease, but still a charming block of
         
     this primitive issue. SG 56 cat.£25. each as singles.[view image]           ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    262     United States of America; 1893 Columbian 1c, 2c, 3c, 8c, and three others, mixed mint,
         
     mainly good/fine, s.t.c.£165.         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    263     --; mainly u.m. accumulation in various packets, mainly of 1970s/80s inc. many coil strips,
         
     some other blocks etc. (100s). Needs a good sorting. Face value estimated at $150++                 80.
    264     --; 1982 Birds and Flowers complete sheet perf.11, with FD cancels.    ..              5.
    265     --; 1987 Wildlife sheet of 50 u.m. in special folder. Cat.£50.                  ..               ..                    15.
    266     --; mainly 1930s-40s two boxes of commercial covers addressed to a surgical appliance
         
     (hernia support) company in Michigan, surprisingly still containing the original letters and
         
     the company’s replies. Mainly defin stamps, but a variety of cancellations. (c.1,400) þ                 12.
    267     --; mixed box of commercial and philatelic covers (100s)
þ                   ..               ..                      6.
    268     --; bundle of stockleaves of dupl. used about 1960-80, plus a few Christmas seals also.
þ             8.
    269     --; Cinderella; 1960s-80s bundle of Christmas Seals in folded sheets, plus some loose.
         
     (1,000s)
þ                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
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    270     Vatican City; 1933-93 m. & u. colln. in medium stockbook, the majority u.m. sets. Includes
         
     1933 Holy Year set m.m., 1951 Chalcedon set l.m.m. Total s.t.c.£400+ (c.800, 11 m.s.)
þ         45.
    271     --; c.1948-53 used seln. with a little duplication, several scarcer values. S.t.c.£360. (19)               50.
    272     --; 1949-54 u.m. seln., s.t.c.£45. (19)             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    273     --; 1958-81 three small albums of unaddressed FDCs – sets sometimes spread over more
         
     than one cover, occasional light dupl. (139)
þ ..               ..                   ..            15.
    274     Vietnam; 1986-2001 (approx.) stockbook with seln. of c.t.o. sets/m.s. (c.770, 64 m.s.)
þ          28.
    275     Zanzibar; 1908-9 short set to 5r m.m., slightly rough perfs at top of 5r (but probably as
         
     issued). SG 225-38 cat.£200.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.

AUCTION PROGRAMME

 

²     3 March 2008 – Stamps and Collectables    ²
²     14 April 2008 – Stamps    ²     19 May 2008 – Stamps    ²
²     16 June 2008 – Stamps and Collectables    ²
These dates, though fairly firm, are still provisional. The publication of the auction catalogue is confirmation of the date.

                  
              United Kingdom
    276     1840 penny black LG with inverted watermark, reasonable used (good margins on two sides,
         
     narrow/touching on another, fourth touching, black MC cancel, ink mark at left, and a lesser
         
     one at right). SG 2Wi cat.£1,750.
[view image]               ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    277     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.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    278     1840 penny blacks used (6) all either cut-into or with serious faults.        ..            60.
    279     1840 penny black CE fine used with red MC, four margins, attractive but with pinholes at
         
     centre. Also 1840 twopence blue SC good used with black MC, almost four margins, horiz-
         
     ontal crease and a tiny thin.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    280     1840 penny black ME with four margins (wide to very close) with serious tear at foot.
         
     Might be unused (no cancel apparent, but some small marks/a little grubby).
[view image]           ..                    50.
    281     1840 penny black CL worn plate f.u. (3 margins, good-looking, light diagonal crease), and
         
     twopence blue EE 3
½ margins g.u. (on small piece which may belong).  ..            40.
    282     1840 three used penny blacks with faults.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    283     1840 penny black KJ (4-margin but very close at right) g.u. with smudged red MC; and
         
     1840 2d CK sound used 4-margin but two heavy black MC cancels.     ..               ..                    40.
    284     1840 penny black FH plate 1A f.u. 3
½ margins, distinct black MC.       ..               ..                    30.
    285     1840 penny black KB plate 6 (two good margins, and two narrow) cancelled by black MC,
         
     and affixed to an 1982 London-Newbury cover to which it does not belong.           ..                    30.

    286     1840-1900 mainly used on printed pages, from 1840 1d (fair/average) and 2d (cut close)
         
     used, reasonable range of surface-printed, 1883-84 5/- and 10/- used perfins, 1887-1900 5d,
         
     10d, and 1/- bicoloured m.m., etc. (65)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    287     1841 1d red imperf JJ unused with inverted watermark, SG 8Wi cat.£2,500. Four margins
         
     (close at one corner, otherwise good to wide), either regummed or with redistributed gum.
[view image]        £100.
    288     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.        ..                   ..               ..                    70
    289     1841 1d red imperfs (c.40), plus 1858-79 1d red plates (c.400+), and a few penny stars,
         
     mixed used in three pocket stockbooks plus on pages.
þ  ..                   ..            60.
    290     1847-54 Embossed set (3) used - 6d (two wide, one very wide, and one narrow margin, small
         
     thin), 10d (cut close/into, other faults), 1/- (about three margins, small thin). Cat.£2,550.               75.
    291     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.£750.
[view image]              ..                   ..               ..                    75.
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    292     1847-54 embossed 6d (2), 10d, and 1/- (2) used, high cat. (£4,100.) but all rather ropey.            40.
    293     1855-83 surface-printed used collection on stockleaves, with wide coverage of issues, values
         
     (to 10/-), and plate numbers, and also of quality (many poor to fair, some fine). (c.480)             £200.
    294     1858-79 penny red plate 122 complete reconstruction of 240 used stamps, mainly poor to
         
     good condition. (Cat.£2.50 each = £600.)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    295     1858-79 penny red plates seln. of 24 different plate numbers (generally those of higher cat.)
         
     each on cover or large piece. Cat.£244 for just the stamps. ..                  ..            40.
    296     1884 wmk. Three Imperial Crowns £1 brown-lilac used, sound but for two vertical creases
         
     (one of these almost breaking the stamp), parts of three oval datestamps. SG 185
         
     cat.£2,400.
[view image]                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    297     1883-84 "Lilac & Green" set 1
½d to 1/- sound used, several with circular cancels but
         
     colours generally average/washed. Cat.£1,400. (9)           ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    298     1891 £1 green fair used - several small faults. SG 212 cat.£650.            ..               ..                    50.
    299     1902-13 (1911) perf.15x14 4d orange u.m. horizontal pair. SG 286 cat.£60. each 30.
    300     1902-51 m. & u. colln. of KE7 to KG6 on a few printed pages. Includes KE7 used to 10/-,
         
     1924 and 1925 Wembley sets l.m.m., 1948 S.Wedding £1 u.m., etc. (130)            ..                    80.
    301     1939-48 high values set (6) mixed very lightly mounted mint/u.m., a couple of light creases
         
     (cat.£350. for u.m.)   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    302     1951 Festival high values set (4) u.m. though not quite perfect, cat.£100.                 ..                    20.
    303     1955-58 Waterlow Castles set (4) u.m. though with a few short perfs, and bad corner on £1.
         
     Cat.£225.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    304     1962-69 seln. of commemorative sets, all in complete u.m. sheets (which are usually, but
         
     not always, of 120), comprising; 1961 CEPT, 1966 Abbey, Winners, Technology phos.,
         
     Xmas, 1967 Flowers (2 of 4d sheet), Discovery, 1968 Bridges, Annivs, Paintings, Xmas,
         
     1969 Ships, Concorde (2x9d sheet, none of 1/6), Annivs, Cathedrals (inc. 4x5d sheets,
         
     Gandhi, and PO Technology. Total face value £288/10/-, total cat.£1,118.             ..                £180.
    305     1969 Cathedrals, Gandhi, and Christmas sets, each set affixed to a "Britische Briefmarken"
         
     sheet and each stamp handstamped "cancelled", some marks/stains.                        ..                      5.
    306     Back-of-the-Book; a few pages of Departmentals (16, inc. Admiralty 1½d and 2d used on
         
     one piece, OW 1d f.u.), Postage Dues (69), Channel Islands Occupation issues (13),
         
     Country Stamps (c.150).              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.

    307     Postage Dues; 1914-82 used colln. on a few pages, not all properly identified. (c.95)                  45.
    308     Departmentals; used colln. comprising I.R. (10), Army (6), Govt. Parcels (13), Education
         
     (3), R.H. (1), Admiralty (4), poor to fine.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.
    309     Booklets; 1969-2006 duplicated collection of prestige booklets – quantities between 1 and
         
     11 of each. (68)
þ                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £260.
    310     --; 1976-92 bundle of 10p and 50p folder booklets (98), face value £40.
þ       ..                    30.
    311     --; 1994 Northern Ireland £6 prestige booklet, cat.£28.    ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    312     --; 1997 BBC £6.15 prestige booklet, cat.£25.                ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    313     Presentation Packs; Year Books for 1984 (2), 1986, and 1993, plus 1990 Penny Black
         
     Anniversary souvenir pack. A few blemishes. þ                ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    314     --; approx. 1974-2000 (and a few earlier) bundle of commem, defin, high value, and country

         
     packs. þ               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    315     --; c.1968-85 bundle of commem packs inc. 1970 Games with Japanese insert. (c.50)
þ             26.
    316     --; 1974 UPU to 1976 Reformers commem packs (missing 1975 Christmas). Cat.£33½ (12)         7.
    317     --; 2000 Queen Mother m.s. p.pack, cat.£28. ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    318     --; 2001 Royal Naval Flags m.s. p.pack, cat.£12.             ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    319     --; 2002 Kipling Just So Stories p.pack, cat.£15.             ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    320     --; 2003 Coronation Anniversary p.pack, cat.£25.            ..                   ..               ..                      7.
    321     --; another of the same.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      7.
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    322     First Day Covers; 1978-2006 extensive collection in seven albums, almost entirely
         
     standard Bureau covers (commem, defin, country, high values, prestige se-tenants), plus
         
     just a few alternative pmks. or duplicates. (500+)
þ         ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    323     --; 1966-90 mixed collection in four albums, a fair proportion hand-written. (c.245).
þ                40.
    324     --; 1970-84 run of Bureau FDCs, possibly complete (at least near to complete). Includes se-
         
     tenant panes from prestige booklets (e.g. 1972 Wedgwood), and a few of the PO commem
         
     covers. (177) þ        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    325     PHQ Postcards; 1973-2006 small colln. of about 40 mint sets inc. 1974 Tree (this fair
         
     first day), Churchill, 1976 Roses.
þ                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    326     --; 1981-2000 collection of mint cards in five Royal Mail albums (probably c.700); also
         
     another album of other mainly PO cards.
þ     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    327     UK Covers and Postal History; two little folders with a mix of pre-stamp (c.59, some of
         
     these fronts, and inc. a fair number of Leith), one of QV stamped (22 inc. 3 to foreign
         
     addresses), and one of KG5 (11). ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £100.
    328     --; 1834-1904 small bundle of covers mainly with penny reds, some penny lilacs, etc. (c.25)         10.
    329     Scottish Covers and Postal History; selection of St. Kilda odds inc. Royal Artillery St.
         
     Kilda Christmas card (about 1960 ?), two covers cancelled Nunton, 2003 “pub” cover.                 5.
      Ü     British Post Offices Abroad; see Mexico.
    330     U.K. Cinderella; small seln. of 1971 Strike Post labels comprising 11 sheets of Exeter
         
     labels, 2 Exeter covers, and 2 Soho covers.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    331     Islands; pkts. of large modern on-paper u. Guernsey (c.550), I.o.M. (c.500), Jersey (c.550)
þ   20.
    332    
UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1840-1970 collection in SG/Davo hingeless album,
         
     largely used at start, more mint from about 1930s, mainly mint at end. Includes 1840 1d
         
     black (fair used), some moderate surface-printed, 1880-81 1½d specimen (cat.£90.), KE7
         
     used to 10/-, KG5 Seahorse, Wembleys, KG6 with 1948 S.Wedding £1 u.m., and the QE
         
     inc. many of the phosphor commem sets l.m.m., etc. (100s)
þ               ..               ..                £200.
    333     --; 1971-2000 colln. in two-volume SG/Davo Hingeless album. The commems are virtually
         
     complete u.m., and the defins/country/high values perhaps about 75% complete.
þ £320.
    334     --; 1840-1900 straightforward but decent used colln. on six SG One-Country Album pages.
         
     Includes 1840 1d g.u., 1840 2d poor u., most other basic line-engraved. The surface-
         
     printed fills 62 of the 76 spaces (though not always correctly !), is mainly fair/good, and
         
     inc. scarcer e.g. 1855-57 1/-, 1862-64 4d (fine), 1867-80 3d (fine), 9d, 10d, 2/-, etc. (91)      £200.

    335     --; 1840-1985 m. & u. colln. in album. Starts with two 1840 1d blacks used (1 fair/good, 1
         
     poor), about 25 QV surface-printed, KG5 to 10/-, etc. QE has mint decimal defins to £5,
         
     and a decent range of commem sets (some m.m. earlier, later u.m.) inc. NPY and FfH
         
     phosphor sets u.m. S.t.c.£2,000+
þ                ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    336     --; 1952-82 mint collection almost filling all the spaces in as SG/Davo printed album,
         
     although some of the watermarks etc. are wrongly identified. Includes 1955-58 Waterlow
         
     Castles set (4) l.m.m., 1958-61 graphite set (8) u.m. (the 1
½d with inverted wmk. and
         
     trimmed perfs), 1959 phosphor-graphite set (8) l.m.m., all the better phosphor commem
         
     sets (these mainly u.m.), etc.
þ     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    337     --; 1841-1951 mainly used on stockleaves, from 1841 2d blues fair/fine used (7 singles, 1
         
     pair), then
½d plates (22), but no 1d reds, quite a decent range of surface-printed in mixed
         
     qualities and with values to 1883-84 2/6 (3), 5/- (3). A few KE7 to 2/6 (4, one of these fine
         
     though off-centre), KG5 inc. 1924 Wembley set in m.m.  fourblocks, KG6 with a few high
         
     values. (c.700)           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £130.

    338     --; 1841-1924 (mainly QV) seln. arranged on Hagners with identification/price tickets.
         
     Some medium duplication, PTSA £1,000+ (some realistic or reasonable, others a bit dear,
         
     a few seriously overpriced). (c.500)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    339     --; large stockbook of duplicated commems mint and used, with most value simply in the
         
     decimal postage. (1,000s)
þ        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
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    340     UK Collections and Mixed Lots; stockbook of Machin definitives, often in u.m. blocks
         
     (some of these cylinder blocks). (100s)
þ       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    341     --; 1902-52 mainly used colln. on SG One-Country printed pages. KE7 values to 2/6, 5/-,
         
     10/-, KG5 inc. Seahorse 10/- (both), both Wembley sets, KG6 is complete in basic run (the
         
     SW £1 is m.m.). Mixed quality but mainly good/fine, a few very fine. (c.160)           ..                    80.
    342     --; 1952-83 mainly used colln. on SG printed pages virtually complete and inc. some of the
         
     better Wildings, Castles, earlier phosphor commems. (100s)                  ..               ..                    80.
    343     --; stockbook containing m. & u. commems of KG5/KG6, and defins of QV through to
         
     decimals. Includes medium/poor penny black, range of penny reds, 1934-36 photogravure
         
     set mixed m., 1939-48 high values set mixed mint, 1948 S.Wedding £1 l.m.m., etc. (100s)
þ       80.
    344     --; 1937-86 mint colln. of commems in stockbook, nearly all in u.m. sets.
þ           ..                    60.
    345     --; stockbook from a poor penny black, through various other used QV, KE7, KG5, KG6,
         
     and a few QE, sometimes with dupl. of medium values. (100s)
þ           ..               ..                    50.
    346     --; mixed mint range in stockbook, from just a few QV/KE7/KG5 through to about 1970.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    347     --; stockbook of pre-decimal Wildings and Machins m. & u., often with mint fourblocks.
         
     Also a few mainly used Castles (inc.1955-58 DLR £1 eight-block mixed used). (100s)
þ            35.
    348     --; just a few odds in stockbook, plus on a few pages. and loose. þ      ..               ..                    32.
    349     --; used range in stockbook, the main value in numbers of QE commem sets. S.t.c.£350.
         
     (100s)
þ                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    350     --; bag of approx. 1,000 Greetings stamps (various issues) used on paper.
þ          ..                    20.
    351     --; stockbook with a dupl. range of modern commems, plus a few KG5, some KG6 mint
         
     commems, etc. (100s)
þ              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    352     --; 1953-83 stockbook of used commems mainly in sets, mixed fair/fine. þ            ..                    15.
    353     --; packet of approx.500 1990s-2005 high value commems used on paper. þ        ..                    12.

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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 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 18 January 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 stamps and collectables auction will be on 3 March 2008. 
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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