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STAMP AUCTION

 Monday 16 March 2009
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Catalogue of Postage Stamps to be sold by Public Auction, within the
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-82 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 83-100 Collectables (Non-Philatelic Items)
    Lots 101-353 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.

    Lots 354-434 United Kingdom
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Stamps, 16 March 2009                                Page 2                                   Estimate.


            Collections and Mixed Lots.                 
        1     An old Hinton Rowland Hill album with stamps only to about the 1930s. Much is standard,
                but many less common in the Commonwealth e.g. UK KE7 2/6, 5/- and 1 used, impressive

               Rhodesia inc. some fiscally used high values, Double-Head 2/- and 2/6 fair used, 1 with
         
     BSAC perfin, Zanzibar 1913 4r and 5r used, Nyasaland 1908-11 2/6 u., British Solomon
         
     Islands 1908-11 set (missing 2/-) m.m., etc. Condition varies. (100s)     ..        200.
        2     File storage box with a world collection in four springback albums, plus a folder with a
         
     few UK (inc. two poor penny blacks, 1883-84 Lilac & Green issue 9d fair u., 1/- g.u.),
         
     a stockbook, and other loose covers etc.
     ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
        3     Small suitcase with four remainder world albums (100s), a big bundle of envelopes from
         
     UK Post Office generally with u.m. pairs of 1970s/early 1980s commems, and others.           100.
        4     Large accumulation of different categories UK FDCs, other world covers inc. Sweden

         
     FDCs, World Wildlife Fund, etc., and mixed world stamps. Also a couple of empty stock-
         
     books, etc.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
        5     Old world collection in a well-filled old lever-arch folder mainly up to about the 1950s, and
         
     lightly picked, still many hundreds remaining.
                 ..                   ..               ..                    60.
        6     Four old world albums (Hinton's World, two Improved, and a Strand) with general world
         
     ranges. Picked in places, but still many useful remaining. (Many 100s)                  ..                    60.
        7     An old Queen album with a general collection up to about 1940. Strongest in Common-
         
     wealth (with some mint, some short sets). (c.1,000, plus 100s more loose between the
         
     pages.
                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
        8     Bulky accumulation in two cartons with loose stamps, kiloware, remainder albums, empty
         
     binders, etc. Mainly cheap, some a bit better. (1,000s)
  ..                   ..            50.
        9     Mixture in album, stockbook, two small stockbooks, etc. inc. UK 1840 1d and 2d used (both
         
     poor).
                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      10     Four remainder club books with reasonable general standard, numerous sets or decent
         
     values, mainly Commonwealth. Remains PTSA 200+      ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      11     Whole-world collection in six albums (one of these UK inc. some m.m. sets), plus an album

         
     of FDCs, etc. (1,000s)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      12     Shoebox of mixed stamps of varied countries, much on stockcards inc. mint sets, some
         
     medium values, etc. (100s)
       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
      13     Bundle of stockleaves of almost entirely European countries (plus Argentina, Ceylon, Brasil,
         
     Cuba, Thailand, USA), with a bias to earlier periods, but in quite mixed condition.
         
     (c.4,500)
              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      14     Two folders filled with lots from a stamp clubs bring & buy sale. Approx. 160 lots with a
         
     total sale price of about 400. (S.t.c. 2,400.) but this includes some misidentified and some
         
     greatly overpriced. (100s)         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      15     Several albums of world stamps, a small box of UK FDCs 1992-2003, and others loose, all

         
     in a carton.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      16     The shop's charity box. Decent sized carton with various items left with us to dispose of

         
     each of insignificant value but cumulatively making a decent sorting box. Contains albums,
         
     loose stamps, some kiloware, various odds and ends, a few coins, etc.                ..                    35.
      17     Medium carton with a selection of stockleaves often with modern mint sets, other stamps

         
     (inc. some better e.g. UK KE7 5/- used), some Jersey, four old Michel catalogues, etc.             35.
      18     Carton containing the remains of a larger property. Some of the bulk is supplies (inc. two

         
     SG Senator Medium albums, a Philatector watermark detector, a few mounts, etc.), plus
         
     some world kiloware and various others.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      19     Large shoebox with world stamps in three medium/small stockbooks, plus two pocket stock-
         
     books of UK and world perfins (c.225), a packet of UK revenue stamps, etc. (1,000s)
            30.
      20     Heavy suitcase packed full of covers, stamps, pages, catalogues, etc. (1,000s) 30.
      21     Two full-size and two medium-size stockbooks, and a stockalbum, of mixed UK and world

         
     stamps (1,000s), and a few other items.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      22     Mix in carton of varied world stamps loose, in packets, little boxes, stockbook, etc.
         
     (1,000s)                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      23     World mix of often selected stamps on stockcards, much foreign. (100s)             ..                    28.
      24     Smallish box with an odd world mix. Not expensive, but not all common. (100s)
24.
      25     Devon album with a selection of world stamps (c.660, of which over a third are Iraq). Also
         
     Norway 1987 and 1988 year packs, 14 Swedish stamp booklets, and a bundle of items
         
     relating to Stamp Show 2000.
  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      26     Banana box with several remainder albums, mainly general whole-world. (1,000s)
24.
      27     Box with about 5kg of world (no UK) kiloware.            ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      28     Shoebox with all-world loose off-paper mix, with very little UK. Approx. 850g net weight.
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      29     A similar lot, but c.800g net.
     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      30     A similar lot, but c.750g net.
     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      31     A similar lot, but c.600g net.
     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      32     A similar lot, but c.550g net.
     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      33     A few stockleaves with mainly earlier stamps of UK (inc. 1d reds, some Official opts.),
         
     USA, Canada, etc. (100s)            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
      34     Bundle of album pages whole world but with Europe strongest. (Many 100s)
20.
      35     Mint lot in stockbook, nearly all Commonwealth. Much is modern and in sets. (c.180, 37
         
     m.s.)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      36     Carton with a slim stockbook of Commonwealth, a large shoebox of world kiloware, some

         
     loose UK, etc. (1,000s)            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      37     Pages and stockleaves of UK and others, plus a bundle of UK FDCs.
                ..                    20.
      38     Small mix of UK and foreign items about 1990s.            ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      39     Two junior albums with general world collections to about 1960s, inc. much loose between
         
     pages. (Many 100s)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      40     Long box with loose world mix of off-paper stamps, little or no UK. (c.250g net weight)
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      41     A similar lot.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      42     A similar lot.
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      43     A similar lot, approx. 240g.
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      44     A similar lot, approx. 240g.
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      45     A similar lot, approx. 240g.
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      46     A similar lot, approx. 230g.
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      47     A similar lot, approx. 230g.
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      48     A similar lot, but only about 200g.
               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      49     British Commonwealth; extensive collection in five Rapkin Crown albums, up to about
         
     1972 only. Majority used with some m.m. stamps throughout, the general standard is reas-
         
     onable, with better (either single items/sets, or better countries) here and there, e.g.
         
     Australian States, Bahamas, Bechuanaland, Br. E.Africa, Canada, Cape of Good Hope,
         
     Ceylon, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Malaya, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Nigeria,
         
     Rhodesia. (1,000s)
                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                500.
      50     --; big bundle of forty-two remainder club exchange books with a wide variety of
         
     countries, mainly used. Remainders PTSA 1,335. (generally at about 20% catalogue)
         
     (100s)                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                220.
      51     --; file box with quite a reasonable mix on cards, in packets, on pages, with much in KG6
         
     and earlier QE, inc. better single items from British Honduras, Cyprus, Fiji, Kelantan,
         
     Singapore, Tanganyika, and Tristan. (100s)
..               ..                   ..        100.
      52     --; bundle of pages with small collections of numerous countries, often roughly KG5 to
         
     early QE. Also a stockalbum of mixed m. & u. (100s)   ..                   ..            50.
A Buyers Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      53     British Commonwealth; SG printed King George VI album (1969 edition) with used colln.
         
     of low and medium values, some minimal dupl.. (c.1,000+)                 ..               ..                    40.
      54     --; stockleaves of m. & u. overprinted UK stamps of Morocco Agencies/Tangier (c.185),
         
     Cyprus (1), British Levant (45), Muscat/E.Arabia (47), and Occupation of Italian Colonies
         
     (c.50). Better values included.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      55     --; useful m. & u. selection of mainly overprints on UK Morocco Agencies/Tangier (c.200,
         
     some of the used with UK pmks.), EAF (Somalia) SG 1-8 in f.u. fourblocks, plus a few
         
     CHINA opts on HK, and a couple of faded/faulty Law Courts KG5 fiscals.              ..                    35.
      56     --; small packet with c.300 Queen Victoria stamps in mixed condition. Mainly UK, but
         
     others such as India, Australian States, etc.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      57     --; two stockbooks with a general mix of QV to modern, mint and used. (c.1,000)
                   30.
      58     --; bundle of stockcards of mixed countries, inc. some medium values. (100s)
  30.
      59     --; flat box of pages and s/leaves of mixed countries inc. UK, India & States, etc. (100s)
          28.
      60     --; slim stockbook of m. & u. mainly QV to earlier QE. (c.450)
         ..               ..                    24.
      61     --; Omnibus; 1990 Queen Mother colln. in two albums of u.m. stamps and FDCs (inc. six
         
     numismatic covers from British Isles). (c.85, 20 m.s., 80 covers)
        ..               ..                    20.
      62     Europe; large stockbook of mixed countries inc. Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France,
         
     Germany (many), Saar, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, etc. Many are medium
         
     values or in sets. (1,000+, several m.s.)        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      63     --; two small stockbooks with mainly used early/middle periods seln. Some medium values,
         
     but some mixed condition also. (c.700)
        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      64     Foreign; big bundle of forty-six remainder club exchange books with a wide variety of
         
     countries, mainly used. Remainders PTSA 1,100. (generally at about 20% catalogue)
         
     (100s)                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                180
      65     --; bundle of seven remainder club exchange books of Middle East, Africa (few), and a
         
     few Far East, mainly used. Remainders PTSA 137. (generally at about 20% catalogue)
         
     (100s)                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      66     Middle East;
small seln. of m. & u. selected items inc. Saudi Arabia 1964 Human Rights
         
     set in u.m. pairs, Bahrain 1976-96 300f u.m., a few Turkey (and a few Iran, but these
         
     reprints). (c.50+)       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      67     Scandinavia; small seln. of Denmark (6), Finland (1), Norway (15), and Sweden (23),
         
     nearly all 19th Century, mainly used with a few mint, mixed condition but mainly fair/fine.
         
     S.t.c.750.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.

      68     Thematic; fifteen packets, each with contents such as 75 different Aircraft, or 100 Fish,
         
     75 Mammals, 100 Religious Art, 75 Shells, etc. (1,250)                         ..               ..                    15.
      69     --; Europa; 1992 printed album with virtually all countries represented by u.m. and c.t.o.
         
     blocks of their issue. (100s)
      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      70     --; Scotland; stockbook with an untidy gathering of world stamps on Scottish subjects
         
     famous Scots, Scots abroad, buildings, inventions, etc. Some others also. (c.300)
15.
      71     Covers; huge accumulation of FDCs, philatelic, and commercial, in two large cartons
         
     largely USA but with decent scattering of other countries.                   ..               ..                    50.
      72     --; quantity of WW2 military mail and censor covers (68 of one correspondence, 18 others),

         
     similar for WW1 (45, mainly from France), and a few others.             ..               ..                    30.
      73     --; mixed bundle inc. many Australia (FDCs and others), some others of Pacific, a few

         
     France 1940s, UK philatelic, etc. (c.200). Also a little old kiloware.   ..            20.
      74     --; medium carton of world covers. Much Germany (many others also), mainly FDCs/

         
     philatelic (but commercial also), majority modern (but older included). (100s)   20.
      75     --; mixed carton, the largest part being hundreds of USA covers with special cancels (100s,
         
     about 1980s), plus mixed other world commercial and philatelic.
        ..               ..                    20.
      76     --; 1979-82 folder with set of twelve souvenir covers from the Transglobe Expedition. .                  8.
     
     --; Philatelic Numismatic Covers; see section in UK.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      77     Perfins; packets with approx. 200 foreign, plus 200 UK (100 pre-QE, 100 QE).                        50.
     
     --; see also lot 19, and U.K.
     
     Forgeries; see Danish West Indies, Epirus.
      78     Cinderella; small mainly European seln. inc. several labels for 1896 Berlin Industrial
         
     Exhibition. (c.60 items)                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
     
     --; see also Burma, India, U.K.
      79     Supplies (New); Davo standard album for Finland 1856-1986, virtually as new.
20.
      80     Supplies (Second-Hand); six double-pocket cover albums (inc. 2 Royal Mail), plus one
         
     single-pocket, and a Royal Mail presentation pack album.                  ..               ..                    20.
      81     --; five Borek album with hingeless pages for France between 1945 and 1999 (incomplete

         
     run ?). A scattering of stamps remain.           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      82     ; SG 22-ring binder with some Guernsey printed pages, Collecta 4-ring binder, and a
         
     KA-BE 16-ring binder.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.

                  
           Non-Philatelic Items
      83     Autographs; 1969-87 seln. of eight UK FDCs each autographed, as follows; Ben Kingsley
         
     on 1969 Gandhi, Edward Heath (1979 EEC), Peter Scott (1980 Birds), David Attenborough
         
     (1982 Darwin), George Barron, Graham Thomas (both 1983 Gardens), Paul Daniels (1987
         
     Christmas), and another (1983 Film). Fine but for some marks on backs from previous
         
     mounting (self-adhesive tags or blu-tac).           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      84     --; FDC envelope for the UK 1994 Golf set, with the set affixed but not cancelled,
         
     Scottish Open Gleneagles cachet at corner, and with six different autographs, these of
         
     Scottish international rugby players (Euan Kennedy, Iwan Tukalo, John Jeffrey, Douglas
         
     Morgan, Tony Stanger, and another).               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      85     --; two illus. FDCs for the UK 1994 Golf set, one signed by Colin Montgomerie, the other
         
     with an unidentified signature (possibly Jack something, but not Nicklaus).               ..                    12.
      86     --; UK 1996 Football FDC signed by Bobby Charlton (crease at top), and another similar
         
     (just 25p stamp, plus 1966 Winners stamp) signed Geoff Hurst (slight smudge).    40.
      87     --; 1978 UK souvenir cover for Womens International Tennis, Brighton, signed by Kerry
         
     Reid, JoAnne Russell, and Betsy Nagelsen, 1980 UK souvenir cover for Conservative
         
     Conference signed by Margaret Thatcher and R.S. Goldsmith (designer of Sports stamp on
         
     cover), and 1979 UK Year of the Child FDC signed by Edward Hughes (stamps designer).        15.
      88     --; 1984 souvenir cover for Scotland v. England rugby match at Murrayfield, signed by Jim
         
     Aitken and Adam Robson.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      89     --; 2003 double cover (Coronation 1st 2.6.03, Everest 1st 29.5.03) on souvenir cover signed
         
     by Sir Edmund Hillary.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
     
     --; see also UK Philatelic Covers.
      90     Coins; Australia 1988 Bicentennial Coin and Note Collection (presentation folder with
         
     $2, $5, $10 coins plus $2, $5, $10 notes the cover grubby but contents fine), plus extra
         
     $10, and $1 (2) notes. Also Australia 1987 proof set $1 to 1c, and Netherlands 1994 unc.
         
     set 5g to 5c.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      91     --;
U.K.; proof sets of 1981, 1984 and 1987, a couple of 5 coins (one in 1993 souvenir
         
     cover), and a couple of others. ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
      92     --; --; 1999 2 Britannia (1oz silver).               ..               ..                   ..               ..                      7.
      93     Postcards; box (small shoebox size) of mixed cards, roughly 1920s-60s, mixed UK (inc.
         
     many Scottish) and foreign. Noted is series of three Italian cards (by Bertiglia) showing cute
         
     Axis kiddie soldiers  beating the Brits. Also a second box of more modern cards. (100s)           30.
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General, 16 March 2009                            Page 6                                       Estimate.
                  
                  
Non-Philatelic Items, continued.
      94     Postcards; three shoeboxes of mainly modern cards UK and foreign, used and unused.
         
     (Estimated c.2,000)
                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      95     --; a similar lot (3 shoeboxes)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      96     --; two shoeboxes of UK cards, mainly modern. (100s) ..                   ..            12.
      97     --; box with mixed modern views (c.100), mixed British islands (c.75), and various subjects
         
     (c.150)
                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      98     --; British Isles; shoebox of approx. 400 cards sorted, priced, and in wallets. PTSA 85
     20.
      99     --; Lighthouses; box of modern cards or photos (c.150 British Isles, 25 foreign)
12.
    100     Telephone Cards; 1997 commemorative card for BT AGM, four other phonecards, an old
         
     BT 10 gift voucher (doesnt say anything about validity.)              ..               ..                      5.

                  

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 10 March to Saturday 14 March; viewing of all lots at our shop, normal shop hours
              (Tue 10-6, Wed 2-9, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-7).
Monday 16 March; larger lots (marked
in the description); on view at auction venue 3pm-6.50pm.
              smaller lots; on view at auction venue 5pm-6.50pm. 
Any lots marked
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           Classified by Country
    101     Abu Dhabi; 1965 Falconry set (3) u.m., cat.48.             ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    102     Afghanistan; 1907-28 (approx.) dupl. seln. of imperf. and perf. issues m. & u. inc. multiples
         
     (up to x15). S.t.c.380.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    103     --; 1907-8 2a blue SG 157 in imperf block comprising three panes of six separated by
         
     gutters (one block inverted). Unused (no gum), folds in gutters. Cat.117.               ..                    20.
    104     --; 1909 1a blue SG 166in unused perforated marginal block of 12, some splitting of perfs.
         
     Cat.5 each = 63.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    105     --; 1909-28 (approx.) dupl. m. & u. seln. on stockleaf. S.t.c.120+ (35)                ..                    15.
    106     Albania; 1925-40 m.m. seln. of airmails in sets on stockleaf, inc. 1928 Brindisi set (7), and
         
     1931 Tirane-Rome set (7). S.t.c.515. (46)     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    107     --; 1944 War Refugees set (7) - appear f.u. but cancels are fake (endorsed thus on reverse).          5.
    108     Argentina; 1939 UPU set (8) plus pair of miniature sheets (SG MS686a) all u.m., small
         
     mark on back of one m.s. S.t.c.80. (8, 2 m.s.)                ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    109     Australian States; binder with mixed stamps on pages or stockleaves, having the appear-
         
     ance of material perhaps gathered in preparation for arrangement into a collection.
         
     Comprises N.S.W. (48), Queensland (57), S.Australia (100), Tasmania (21), Victoria (343
         
     best variety as well as largest numbers), and W.Australia (106).
         ..               ..                100.
    110     --; New South Wales; 1854-1907 reasonable used selection in Showgard strips. Includes
         
     1854-59 6d imperf., a few other better, and some commoner stamps with dupl. (c.120)                24.
    111     --; --; Officials; 1879-92 seln. of overprints mint (9, values to 1/-) and used (14, to 1/-).
         
     S.t.c.170+               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    112     --; Queensland; 1895 1d unwatermarked with burel dorsiprint, showing an apparent
         
     doubling of the perfs at left, unused (no gum), status unknown. (SG 206)                 ..                      6.
     
     --; --; see also Papua.
    113     Australia; 1913-36 u.m. seln. inc. 1913-14 engraved 1d both shades in fourblocks, other
         
     decent values, etc. S.t.c.210. (34)                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    114     --; 1914-24 used seln. of KG5 Heads inc. shades, two inverted watermarks, 1918-23 1
d
         
     on coarse paper (SG 61a), fair to fine, s.t.c.220. (53)     ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    115     --; 1914-31 m.m. seln. of KG5 Heads values from d to 4d, mainly fine, s.t.c.235. (26)         45.
    116     --; 1914-20 KG5 seln. of various f./v.f.u. 1d reds inc. Die II SG 21d, die I/II joined pair,
         
     aniline SG 21cf, plus SG 47iw, 50, 53. Cat.98+ (7)        ..                   ..               ..                    20.
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    117     Australia; 1916-18 1d SG 47a and 47b, and 1918-20 1d SG 50 pair, all u.m., cat.97.             22.
    118     --; 1924 useful little m.m. seln. of 1d varieties - thin paper (SG 77a),
HALEPENCE (77b, in
         
     pair with normal),
RAL retouch (77c), plus minor varieties "PQ" (ACSC 89(25-28)), spot on
         
     'roos head (ACSC 89(17-h)). Cat.100+ (5)  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    119     --; 1924 1d scarlet varieties "
HALEPENCE" and "RAL" retouch in m.m. joined pair. SG
         
     77b-c. Cat.62.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.

    120     --; 1926-30 seln. of used KG5 Heads in both perfs, almost all values and inc. some shades.
         
     Fair to fine. S.t.c.248. (26)         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    121     --; 1926-30 perf.13
x 12 5d and 1/4, each u.m. but off-centre. SG 103a-104 (cat.106.
         
     for m.m.)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    122     --; 1928-49 unusual seln. of exploded booklets or stamps from booklets. Includes 1929 Air
         
     3d u.m. pane of four and used vert. pair (these showing the tell-tale dot between vertical
         
     pairs), 1938 booklet SG SB27 with just one stamp remaining, 1937-49 2d pane of six SG
         
     184w, and four panes of 1942-50 2d (one with invtd. wmk.).             ..               ..                    45.
    123     --; 1931 Kingsford Smith etc. seln. inc. two KS m.m. sets, 6d u. fourblock, 6d sepia m. pair,
         
     u. single, OS opt. m. Total cat.155.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    124     --; 1931-36 'Roo 10/-, 1, and 2 overprinted SPECIMEN, fine mounted. SG 136s-138s
         
     cat.75.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    125     --; 1931 6d air with OS opt. f.u. pair, SG 139a cat.96.   ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    126     --; 1937-49 3d Die I u.m. fourblock, SG 168 cat.240    ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    127     --; 1937-49 3d Die I with the "white wattles" in gutter block of four with partial lower
         
     margin (the remaining part inc. the Ash imprint. The stamps u.m., margins mounted. SG
         
     168a, cat.120. each = 480.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    128     --; 1937-56 seln. of definitives comprising 1937-49 perf.13x14 set (11, plus 3d die II, 3d
         
     bright blue), perf.15x14 set (14, plus two extra 6d), and 1948-56 no wmk. set (7), all u.m.,
         
     s.t.c.330. (36)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    129     --; 1937-49 perf.15x14 3d bright blue Die III u.m. fourblock (very small marks on gum of
         
     one), centred low. SG 186 cat.45. each.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    130     --; 1913-97 collection in album, almost entirely used. Some decent values especially in
         
     1920s/30s. (c.1,400)
               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    131     --; 1981-2002 complete run of Post Office Year Books with stamps. Some rust spots in the
         
     first couple of years. (22)           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                120.
    132     --; stockbook of duplicates (100s, inc. some mint), plus a few souvenir covers, and a few

         
     booklets.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
    133     --; approx. 1972-98 u.m. seln. of booklets, machine-printed issues, etc. Face value c.$59.

         
     (42 items)                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    134     --; 1942-48 selection of twenty covers with mainly Papua New Guinea connections (some

         
     are PNG cancels on Australian stamps, some are forces mail; also a few others.      ..                    50.
           --; see also Papua.
    135     Austria; 1858-64 (approx.) small mainly used seln. inc. 1863 perf.14 3k g.u. Total s.t.c.
         
     c.285. (12)              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    136     --; 1945-81 m. & u. colln. in Davo printed album (plus 1995-2003 hingeless pages without
         
     stamps). Reasonably complete from 1951, a few mint adhering. Also a few UN (Vienna).
         
     (c.950, 6 m.s.)
      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    137     --; stockbook well-filled with duplicated used stamps of 19th and earlier-20th centuries.
         
     Generally the cheaper stamps, but put together by someone who does not collect postmarks.
         
     (c.2,000+)
            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    138     --; stockbook of mint and used 20th century material, with very little dupl. (c.1,500)
                  40.
    139     --; stockbook with dupl. range of mint and used approx. 1870-1920 (c.1,200)
                        10.
    140     --; 1936 Inventors, 1948 Creative Artists and Salzburg Cathedral m.m. sets (cat.13
, 30.,
         
     10), and six others.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.

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    141     Austria; 1948-51 seln. of four m.m. sets (s.t.c.82. for u.m.), and several used inc. 1950
         
     Plebiscite 60g f.u., 1950-53 5s, 1951 Reconstruction 1s, 1s70 f.u., etc. (220.). (35)                   40.
    142     --; 1948-52 Costumes set (excluding 10s) m.m. (cat. c.100.) (36)       ..               ..                    10.
    143     --; 1949-58 m.m. (42) and u.m. (23) selection in Hawid strips (s.t.c.220. for u.m.) 24.
    144     --; Cinderella; approx. 1918-21 seln. of eight different local post stamps (listed in Michel
         
     specialised).               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    145     Austro-Hungarian Post Offices in the Turkish Empire; French Currency; 1903-8 small
         
     m. & u. colln. of 17 different, plus 4 m./u./ alternatives. Includes 1903-4 50c SG F4 f.u. (cat.
         
     110., seems ok, but cancel cannot be guaranteed). Cat.230+             ..               ..                    30.
    146     Bahamas; 1884-90 1 used spacefiller (faults/repair), SG 57 cat.225.                 ..                    10.
    147     Bahrain; 1933-37 9p, 1a3p (slight bends), 3a, 3a6p (vertical crease), 8a, and 12a (perfor-
         
     ations slightly shortened at right), each in fresh and attractive unmounted mint fourblock.
         
     SG 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 (cat.198. for m.m.)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    148     --; 1948 Silver Wedding set (2) u.m., cat.31. ..               ..                   ..            12.
    149     --; 1950-55 KG6 set (9) l.m.m., SG 71-79 (cat.80. for u.m.)              ..               ..                    18.
    150     --; 1950-55 KG6 set (9) g./f.u., SG 71-79 cat.50.         ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    151     --; 1960 set (11) l.m.m. (cat.22. for u.m.), and 1964 set (11) l.m.m. (45.)           ..                    12.
    152     Belarus; 1992-2005 colln. in album, possibly complete u.m. Also a few c.t.o. defins.
         
     Occasional light dupl., a few badly mounted. (c.440, 26 m.s.)
            ..               ..                    30.
    153     Belgium; 1946 six u.m. Lion Rampant values each with
MIN 10/PER 100 opt.            ..                      3.
    154     Bermuda; 1924-32 wmk. Mult Script CA 12/6 mounted mint, just very slightly toned at top.
         
     SG 93 cat.250.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    155     --; 1970-75 Flowers set (24) used (faults on $3), plus ten values between 17c and $3 u.m.
         
     Also a few others. S.t.c.120. (48)                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    156     --; large envelope of kiloware approx. 1950s-2000s. (approx. kg)
..            12.
    157     Brasil; 1889-1933 m. & u. seln. on old printed leaves inc. some newspaper stamps and
         
     officials. Includes 1889 500r Newspaper stamp unused (cat.70.), 1890 20r Newspaper
         
     stamp m.m. (55.), 1908 Exhibition 100r m.m. (45.), and other useful. S.t.c.650. (106)            85.
    158     --; 1927-33 m.m. seln. of air issues, all-different, inc. 1931 Zeppelin surch. set (4, cat.113.).
         
     Total s.t.c.340. (20) ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
    159     --; 1927-41 seln. of air issues m. & u. on old printed pages, inc. Condor Syndicate (6) m.m.,
         
     s.t.c.280+ (49)        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    160     British Solomon Islands; 1907 defin set (missing 2d) mounted mint. Faults on
d, 1d,
         
     2d, tiny thin on 5d. SG 1-2, 4-7, cat.220.   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.

    161     --; 1908-11 defin. set (11) m.m. (marks on reverse of 4d, crease on 1/-), SG 8-17 cat.190.       40.
    162     --; 1949 S.Wedding 2d with the "Pocket Handkerchief" variety, heavy m.m., SG 75a (cat.
         
     38. for u.m.)            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    163     Burma; Cinderellas; green elephant design with black overprint (coat of arms and char-
         
     acters) in u.m. block of 42, toned gum.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    164     Canada; Newfoundland; 1887-88 10c used (poor) with left side perforated at a jaunty
               angle. Unusual and probably inexpensive variety.               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    165     --; --; 1928 Publicity (De La Rue) set (15) l.m.m./m.m./u.m., SG 164-178 cat.95. 30.
    166     --; --; 1932 set (12) m.m. cat.65., and 1932-38 set (8) m.m. cat.27. ..            26.
    167     --; --; 1937-2002 small mint range, mainly 1990s, some booklets, officials, and coils. Face
         
     value approx. $62.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    168     --; Provinces; mainly mint seln. of Nova Scotia (5) and Prince Edward Is. (7), s.t.c.155.            24.
    169     Canada; 1897 Jubilee
c to 6c, 8c (2), 10c, 20c mtd. mint, mainly good/fine, cat.421.              50.
    170     --; 1897 Jubilee c to 5c, 10c to 50c, mixed used. Cat. c.460.           ..               ..                    50.

    171     --; 1898-1902 3c mint fourblock u.m. (top two with slight marks on gum), cat.240.                    30.
    172     --; 1908 Quebec 1c, 2c (crease), 5c, 7c (thin), 15c, 20c mounted mint. Cat.350. 45.
    173     --; Officials; 1949 OHMS overprints 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c in u.m. fourblocks, SG O162-5 cat.83.      15.

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    174     Canada; Booklets; 1972 (March) set of ten different designs of 25c bkt. one set each with
         
     and without fluorescent tagging. Cat.40. Three others.     ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    175     China; mixed stockbook, mainly before 1956, many 1930s/40s . Includes a few more
         
     modern, 1985 Panda m.s. u.m., a few Taiwan. (100s)
  ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    176     --; stockbook of various Provinces, Japanese Occupation , Manchukuo, a few Local issues,
         
     etc. (c.700)
           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    177     --; flat tin with hundreds of stamps of mixed types and ages loose or on stockcards.
                  30.
    178     --; Taiwan; 1971-72 Prized Dogs set (10) u.m., cat.46.                      ..               ..                    12.
    179     Cook Islands; 1892-1966 fine mint collection attractively presented in album. Has many
         
     items of interest such as 1892 set (4), 1893-1900 set of six perf.12x11
and of ten perf.11,
         
     1899 d surcharge, 1901 crown opt. on 1d (no gum), 1902 set (9), seln. of 1919 opts. on
         
     New Zealand inc. all seven two-perf. pairs, 1921-23 postal fiscal set (5) plus fourblock of
         
     2/6, 1926 5/-, 1926-28 2/- deep blue fourblock, 1931-32
RAROTONGA high values opt. set
         
     (4), 1932 proof pair of vignette for 4d value (toning), 1932 6d plate proof pair, 1936-44
         
     Cowan paper set (4), 1938 set (3), 1943-54 2/6 to 1, and 1949-61 3d invtd. wmk. (no gum).
         
     Condition on the whole is fine/very fine, though a few odd faults. Those listed alone are
         
     cat.2,265. (307)
  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                350.
    180     --; 1967-80 mint collection neatly written-up in two albums, largely u.m. though some
         
     l.m.m. especially in earlier years. Almost complete and inc. some blocks. (864, 97 m.s./
         
     sheetlets)
               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    181     --; 1896 attractive registered cover to USA franked 1893-1900 Queen Makea Takau perf.
         
     12x11
1d blue, 1d, 2d, 5d, and 10d with Rarotonga c.d.s. cancels, violet reg. mark, plus
         
     NZ and USA backstamps. Some toning at edges of stamps, still good general appearance.           40.
    182     --; 1920 registered cover to England with the 1919 recess-printed set (8) f.u. though with
         
     indistinct cancels, Rarotonga reg. label (small part missing), London backstamp. Generally
         
     fine.        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

    183     --; 1922-69 selection of covers inc. 1892 two items of unused postal stationery, 1922 reg.
         
     cover to USA franked two pairs of Torea
d (whole cover toned). (12)                 ..                    15.
     
     --; see also New Zealand Dependencies.
    184     Crete; 1901-10 small m. & u. seln. of mainly postage dues and officials; with some light
         
     dupl. Includes three pieces, each with bisected 2 on 20 surcharge (SG 46) with Chania 1910
         
     c.d.s. cancels. (40)    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    185     --; Provisional Government of Crete; 1900 seln. of m. & u. values at least one of each
         
     in set, inc. 5d with black opt. f.u. Cat.79.85   ..               ..                   ..            24.
     
     --; see also Austro-Hungarian Post Offices.
    186     Cyprus; 1882-96 seln. of mint and used QV including 1882-86 4pi u., 6pi fair m.m., 12pi
         
     f.u., 1886 surcharge
pi g.u. (SG 27), 1892-94 12pi heavy m.m., 1894-96 4pi to 18pi m.m.
         
     (some heavy). Total cat.513. (18)                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.

    187     Danish West Indies; 1865-1915 mint and used selection. Includes 1866 3c u., a range of
         
     bicoloureds, etc. S.t.c.360. (33) Also four p.dues and a bisect "as is".  ..            45.
    188     --; official reprints of two square stamps and of six bicoloureds.             ..               ..                      5.
    189     Denmark; 1913-28 seln. of m.m./l.m.m. values inc. 25 black & brown (thin corner), 27
         
     (fair), 30 black & green, 50 black & claret (corner thin), 60 blue & brown, 2kr claret &
         
     grey, plus 1926 7 surcharge set (7) m.m. S.t.c.357. (23) ..                  ..            35.
    190     Dominican Republic; 1957 Olympics (1st issue) 3c and 7c u.m. with inscriptions and
         
     central figure in black (normally purple or green).               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    191     Egypt; 1867-71 5pa m.m. (7), unused (3), used (2), 10pa m.m. (1), unu. (1), u. (4), 20pa
         
     m.m. (4), u. (5), 1872-75 1pi used (6), 2pi m.m. (1), unu. (2), u. (10), 2
p violet m.m. (1),
         
     used (11). Mixed condition (poorest on the unused), not all guaranteed. Cat.933. 75.
    192     --; 1879 20pa (2), 1pi (3), 2pi (3), 5pi (3), and 1888-1909 2m (2), all with inverted water-
         
     marks, fair/good/fine used. Cat.98.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
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    193     Egypt; 1879-1909 m. & u. seln. of Sphinx and Pyramid issues, light dupl. but at least one mint
         
     and two used of each except 5pi green (2 used only), and 20pa on 5pi (1 used only). S.t.c.
         
     370+ (61)               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    194     --; 1923-53 used seln. inc. 1953 issues with Kings portrait obliterated set (19, cat.80 the
         
     1m is m.m.) and air set (12, cat.120.). Total s.t.c.280. (50)                ..               ..                    35.
    195     --; Postage Dues; 1884-88 unassuming yet quite valuable m. & u. seln. inc. 1884 20pa, 1pi
         
     (2 each used), 1886-87 10pa (2 m., 1 u.), 20pa (1 m.m., creased), 1pi (5 m., 1 u.), 2pi (3
         
     m.m.), 1888 mint 2m (5), 1pi, 2pi. Total s.t.c.1,100+      ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    196     Epirus; 1914 Chimara set (4) unused, plus fourblock of 25l without seal, almost certainly
         
     all forgeries.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    197     Falkland Islands; 1891
d surcharge on bisected 1d g./f.u. on small piece. SG 14 cat.
               275.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    198     --; 1921-28 2d blue with SPECIMEN overprint fine m.m.                  ..               ..                    20.
    199     Falkland Islands Dependencies; remainder of a specialised colln. of KG6 Maps stamps
         
     mint, only a few remaining (20). Also another empty Falklands album etc.
           ..                    20.
    200     --; 1946-49 (1948) Thin Map set (9) l.m.m./m.m., toning on 2d. (Cat.95. for u.m.) 15.
    201     Faroe Islands; small mix on a few pages inc. 1940-41 20 on 15, 50 on 5 fine used (cat.
         
     15 and 65), 1939 cover with Thorshavn Klipfisk cancel, a few other covers etc. 24.
    202     Fiji; 1878-99 and 1891-1902 "VR" issues (and some others) interesting seln. of mixed m.
         
     & u. values inc. numerous different perfs. etc. S.t.c.850+ (63)              ..               ..                    70.
    203     --; 1938-55 2d die I with "extra line" variety good used, centred to right. SG 253a cat.75.          15.
    204     French Colonies and Post Offices; Cameroun; 1925-40 f.u. seln. of defins and commems
         
     one stockleaf with values to 10f, s.t.c.300. (85)               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    205     --; French Equatorial Africa; 1957-61 seln. of 14 commercial airmail covers to Denmark,
         
     during the period of the country's change of status.            ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    206     --; Indo-China; 1891 Parcel Post 10c with wide overprint, good used, corner creases. SG
         
     P5, cat.500.            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    207     German States; Wrttemberg; Official; 1906-19 2
pf (200), 15pf (200), and 1919 over-
         
     printed 5pf (190), all unused (no gum) in sheets or part sheets, some faults.             ..                      6.
    208     Germany; 1900 5m
REICHSPOST g.u. (small thin). Possibly SG 65a (cat.450.)                            35.
    209     --; small seln. inc. 1905 Officials set (6) poor-fine used (cat.160.), 1934 Air set (11) fair/
         
     fine used (70.), W.Germany 1949 UPU (1 m.m., 1 g.u., 1 fair u., 163.), W.Berlin 1949-54
         
     various Buildings m.m. inc. 30pf to 90pf, 5m (c.400.), 1953 Uprising set (2) u. (35.). (41)        50.
    210     --; approx. 1920-21 seln. of Germania and Numeral types in se-tenant and/or tte-bche
         
     combinations, often with gutter margins. Mainly fine m.m. (18 units)        ..            15.
    211     --; album with thematic collection for 750th Anniversary of Berlin containing m. & u.
         
     stamps etc. (depicting Berlin views etc.) from W.Berlin and E.Germany. Most value in the
         
     u.m. W.Berlin (inc. 1949-54 20pf Stadium cat.90., 60pf cat.90., 1954 70pf Grunewald
         
     cat.110.). (c.120, 4 m.s., 9 covers/cards)
                   ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    212     --; Allied Occupation; French Zone; Wrttemberg 1949 Ski Champs., Goethe sets, fine
         
     used but marked on reverse as having fake cancels. (Cat.153. for f.u.) ..              8.
    213     --; West Germany; 1949-2000 valuable accumulation of collections, contained in ten large
         
     printed albums, nearly all u.m., and many of the albums quite full. (1,000s)           ..                120.
    214     --; --; 1949-56 small but high-catalogue used selection inc. 1949 Parliament set, Stamp
         
     Centenary 20pf, UPU, 1951 NBA set (2), 1955 Lufthansa set, etc., also a Lufthansa set u.m.
         
     S.t.c.345. (24)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    215     --; --; 1951 Humanitarian set (4) f.u. (cat.160.), 1954 Humanitarian set (4) f.u. (55.), plus
         
     the top values only from the 1952, 1953, and 1955 Humanitarian sets g./f.u. (180.).                    50.
    216     --; --; 1954-60 Heuss set (27) m.m./l.m.m., the larger 30pf and 40pf thinned, tiny gum thins
         
     on 3m. (Cat.370. for u.m. - of which 23 in the two thinned)                ..               ..                    30.
    217     --; --; 1978-83 neat stock in stockbook with generally about two to seven (often five) of
         
     each stamp u.m. and about two to five of each used. S.t.c.1,400. (100s)
           ..                    45.
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    218     Germany; West Berlin; 1949 UPU set (7), 1950 Orchestra set (2), 1951 Lortzning, Stamp
         
     Day set (2), 1954 Buildings set (2), and Library 40pf, all l.m.m./m.m. and mainly fine.
         
     (Cat.1,342. for u.m.)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    219     --; --; 1948-90 mint (mainly u.m.) and used (often c.t.o.) collection in two printed albums.
         
     Seems to be probably originally from three collections, and some areas of overlap. (100s)         40.
    220     --; --; 1949-56 useful seln. of used (28, mainly fine, s.t.c.235.) and m.m. (7, s.t.c.210. for
         
     u.m.) inc. several of high individual cat. Price.   ..               ..                   ..            40.
    221     --; --; 1949-54 useful seln. of used (27) mainly good/fine and inc. 1949 surcharge set, 1950
         
     ERP, 1951 Lortzning, Bell (clapper left) set, 1952 Beethoven, 1953 Bell (clapper centre) set,
         
     etc. S.t.c.500+ (27) ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    222     --; --; 1960s-80s mint range in medium stockbook with a little dupl., and mainly in sets,
         
     mainly u.m. but some with adherence or actually sticking to page. (100s)
             ..                    10.
    223     --; --; 1964-69 (1966-69) Architecture 2nd defin set (16, cat.14.), 1970-73 Heinemann set
         
     (23, cat.28.), and 1975-82 Industry/Technology set (23, cat.43.), all u.m.           ..                    10.
    224     --; East Germany; 1949-51 seln. of used sets inc. 1949 UPU, 1951 Winter Sports, China
         
     Friendship, Youth. S.t.c.220. (22)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    225     German Post Offices and Colonies; Turkish Empire; 1889 four values inc. 2
pi, and
         
     1900 short set to 15pi, mainly fine m.m. (the 10pi heavily mounted). S.t.c.220. (15)                    35.
    226     Gibraltar; 1889 surcharges set (7) plus extra 25c, l.m.m./m.m., crease on 5c and on one 25c.
         
     SG 15-21 cat.202.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    227     --; 1906-12 KE7 2/- and 4/-, both m.m. and toned at edges. Cat.180.                 ..                    20.

    228     Gilbert and Ellice Islands; 1911 opt. set (7) m.m. (
d creased, also an extra d with ms
         
     lines cancel) (cat.150.), 1911 Pandanus Pine mixed m.m. (11), and 1912-24 short set to
         
     1/- m.m. (27.)          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    229     Greece; 1861-1968 good mint and used collection in Davo printed album. Includes a range
         
     of Hermes Heads, becomes stronger about 1935, and largely in sets after about 1960.
         
     Includes 1939 Ionian Islands 3 x 20d values u.m., and many other sets catalogued a few
         
     pounds each, a few moderate airmails, etc. S.t.c.1,300+ (c.900)
     ..               ..                130.
    230     --; 1896-1900 (approx.) seln. of m. & u. surcharges on Hermes Heads with some dupl.
         
     Includes 30l on 40l imperf with blue cancel (fair). Also 1896 Olympic 40l, 60l, 1d and
         
     2d f.u. (these cat.70.). Total s.t.c.450. (40)  ..               ..                   ..            50.
    231     --; Balkan War; Kavalla; 1913 overprints on Bulgaria 5l, 10l on 10st, 10l on 25st, 15l, 20l,
         
     25l, and 50l (both colours), each f.u. on piece. Sold without guarantee. (8)             ..                    40.
     
     --; see also Epirus, Thrace.
    232     Hong Kong; 1973-2001 u.m. seln. inc. 14 commem sets and 3 m.s. (74)               ..                    10.
    233     Hungary; 1946-72 seln. of mint sets (nearly all u.m.) inc. 1946 Railway, 1950 original Airs
         
     plus foil 5f, 1953 Costumes, etc. Total s.t.c.160. (c.100, 5 m.s.)          ..               ..                    15.
    234     India; Revenues; folder of various States court fee stamps and a few others. (c.120)
             20.
    235     Ireland; 1937 St. Patrick high values set (3) g./f.u. but a few short perfs. SG 102-4 cat.
         
     200.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    236     Italy; 1935-51 m. & u. seln. of commems inc. 1935 Bellini postage set (6) m.m. (cat.87.),
         
     1948 St. Catherine set (6) u. (58.), 1949 Roman Republic 100l u. (60.), 1950 Radio
         
     Conference set (2) u. (100.), etc. S.t.c.400. (25)          ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    237     --; 1930-44 used colln. on printed leaves inc. several better 1950s commems (e.g. 1950
         
     Radio 55c cat.95., 1951 Milan Fair 55l cat.31., 1951 Art 55l cat.26)., also Vatican 1951
         
     Assumption set, etc. (c.540)         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    238     --; 1949 UPU two m.m. singles (cat.50. each for u.m.) ..                   ..            12.
    239     --; early to modern mainly used in stockbook (c.700 different)
           ..               ..                    15.
    240     Kuwait; 1923-24 1a with overprint double fine u.m., centred to left. SG 2a (cat.350. for
         
     m.m.)     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.

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    241     Kuwait; 1923-24 2a, 3a orange, and 4a to 10r fine used with telegraphic cancels. SG 4, 6,
         
     8-15. (Cat. about 900. for postally used, and telegraphic also quite scarce.)          ..                120.
    242     --; 1923-24 2r, fine used with telegraphic cancel. SG 13. (Cat.100. for postally used, and
         
     telegraphic also quite scarce.)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15
    243     --; 1923-24 1a, 1a
"ANNA", 1a "ANNAS", and 2a, all with inverted overprint l.m.m.               30.
    244     --; 1933 scarce registered airmail cover to Rangoon, redirected to Iraq. Franked on
         
     front with overprinted airmail 3a, 4a (this stamp alone cat.200.) and defin
a, and 2a
         
     airmail on reverse, all the stamps cancelled Kuwait c.d.s. 27 September 1933. Backstamps
         
     of Kuwait, Rangoon, and Baiji. A little grubby etc., but still of good appearance. Only 20
         
     to 25 of these covers flown (ref. Donaldson).   ..               ..                   ..        200.
    245     --; 1933 (13 December) scarce registered airmail cover to Bangkok. Franked on front with
         
     airmail opt. 2a, 3a, and the rare 4a, plus defin opt. a. Cachet on front
FIRST/FLIGHT/BY/
         
      IMPERIAL/AIRWAYS. Kuwait and Bangkok backstamps. Fine. Only 7 to 10 of these covers
         
     flown (ref. Donaldson).                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                200.
    246     --; 1948 S.Wedding set (2) l.m.m., the 15r showing the short bars variety (SG 75a).
         
     (Cat.162.25 for u.m.)                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    247     --; 1948 Silver Wedding set (2) m.m. (cat.37. for u.m.)   ..                   ..               ..                      9.
    248     --; 1948-49 set (11) u.m. except 1r (l.m.m.) and 10r (l.m.m.). SG 64-73a (cat.70. for u.m.)       12.
    249     --; 1950-54 opt. set (9) l.m.m. (cat.90. for u.m.)             ..                   ..               ..                    22.

    250     --; seln. of commercially used high values inc. 1978 4d (4, cat.24. each), 1981-85 1d (14
         
     @ 3
), 2d (4 @ 6), 3d (3 @ 10), and 4d (4 @ 13). Total cat.342. (44)                  10.
    251     Labuan; 1902-3 set (12) fine m.m., SG 117-128 cat.60. ..                  ..            20.
    252     Malaya; quite an extensive range in three stockbooks of States, BMA, FMS, Malaysia,
         
     North Borneo, Straits Settlements, Singapore and Sarawak. Mainly used with moderate
         
     dupl., and odd medium values. (Many 100s)
                 ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    253     --; Straits Settlements; 1902-12 powerful selection of mint King Edward VII on stockcard.
         
     Includes 1902-3 set complete to $5, 1903-4 set (4), 1904-10 set (12, small thin on $5), and
         
     1906-12 set (16). The majority are good/fine m.m., but a few with a little toning or other
         
     small faults. S.t.c.1,230+ (47)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                200.
    254     --; --; 1867-1941 mint and used selection inc. some attractive mint QV, KG5 fiscally used
         
     $2 and $5 (these not counted in cat. price), a number of medium values. S.t.c.450. (100)            30.
    255     --; Japanese Occupation; Selangor Revenue 10c purple u.m. fourblock with boxed opt.
         
     (2 upright, 2 inverted opts.). Tan no. CT5. As is.            ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    256     Manchukuo; approx. 1935-45 seln. on two stockleaves, slight dupl. (c.150)         ..                    15.
    257     Mauritius; 1887-91 small used seln. comprising SG nos. 117, 118, 118a, 118c, 119, 120,
         
     and 121. Mainly fir/fine, cat.295. ..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
    258     Monaco; 1885 Prince Charles 2c, 10c, 15c, 25c, 40c m.m., with some faults. S.t.c.1,040.        50.
    259     Mongolia; stockbook of m. & u. Tuva (90), and Mongolia inc. 1959-74 fairly complete
         
     c.t.o. (excl. m.s.).
  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    260     Morocco Agencies; 1899-1902 QV set (missing 50c), 1903-5 KE7 25c, 50c, 2p, and
         
     1905-6 5c, 10c, 20c, all m.m., s.t.c.315. (13)                 ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    261     --; British Currency 1907-13 2/6 m.m., cat.95.; also Spanish Currency 1907-12 6pt u.m.
         
     top marginal (hinged on margin), couple of wrinkles. (cat.35. for m.m.) ..            30.
    262     --; British Currency; 1935-37 2/6 and 5/- fine m.m., SG 73-74 cat.66.              ..                    18.
    263     --; Tangier; 1948 Silver Wedding 1 u.m., cat.20.         ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    264     --; --; 1949 opt. set (15) u.m., light crease on 7d, minor toning on some other low values,
         
     but the high values all fine. SG 261-275 cat.90.               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    265     Nepal; 1881-99/1917-30 a imperf tte-bche pair, a pair pin-perf tte-bche pair, 1a blue
         
     (1), 2a brown (single and pair), all used, average quality.   ..                   ..            15.
    266     --; 1930 Siva Mahadeva set (8) m.m. (cat.130.), and 1957 Crown set (12) m.m./l.m.m.
         
     (cat.95. for u.m.)     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    267     --; 1956 Coronation set (5) u.m., cat.110.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
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    268     Netherlands; 1990-98 scattered colln. in printed album but inc. 25 u.m. m.s./sheetlets, a
         
     few booklet panes, etc.; also 1982-93 collection of presentation packs in three albums
         
     (c.85), and a 1969 UPU presentation folder (but written-on).             ..               ..                    35.
    269    
Netherlands and Colonies; two stockbooks with a reasonable mint and used range,
         
     probably most useful for its seln. of u.m. Suriname sets and m.s. (100s)                ..                    30.
    270     New Guinea; 1932-34 2/-, 5/-, 10/- and 1 good/fine used. SG 186-189 cat.232.                   60.
    271     --; 1932-34 Air 1 good used, SG 203 cat.55.              ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    272     New Zealand; 1882-1985 mainly used colln. on pages. A reasonable general spread with
         
     some better values and some sets. (c.600, a few FDCs)    ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    273     --; 1898 Pictorial no wmk. 3d, 4d, 5d and 6d m.m., cat.156.               ..               ..                    30.
    274     --; 1931-35 Air 3d perf.14x15 l.m.m. with a horizontal bend (not quite a crease), SG 548a
         
     cat.130.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    275     --; Chalon 2d imperforate pair of reprints in black on thin card (c.1890s ?) ..           ..                      5.
    276     --; 1874-78 imperforate pair of 6d in light brown on unwatermarked paper, each overprinted
         
    
CANCELLED in black. Some faults. ..                 ..               ..                   ..              8.
    277     --; 1882-1900 imperforate horizontal pairs of the 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, and 8d, on unwater-
         
     marked paper, fine.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    278     --; 1900 1d white Terrace fine marginal plate proof single in crimson.     ..            12.
    279     --; 1900 2d Pembroke Peak fine marginal plate proof single in crimson.                  ..                    12.
    280     --; 1935-36 1d booklet pane of six with marginal adverts l.m.m./u.m. (top selvedge missing)
         
     (SG 557ca, cat.60.), 1936-42 1d booklet pane of six l.m.m./u.m., the upper-right stamp
         
     with a "tail to kiwi" variety (this u.m.) (average perfs.), and 1d m.m./u.m. six-block, one
         
     with a "kiwi eating worm" variety (off-centre). ..               ..                   ..            22.
    281     --; 1936-42 4d Mitre Peak mint corner fourblock with plate number (upper pair m.m., lower
         
     pair u.m., very minor toning), line perf. 14,
SG 583c (cat.65. each for u.m.)           ..                    35.
    282     --; 1938-44 KG6 1d purple-brown top-right corner marginal mint fourblock. (Upper pair
         
     l.m.m., lower pair u.m., margin damaged, SG 607 cat.26. each for u.m.)               ..                    15.
    283     --; 1940 Centennial set (13) l.m.m., the d and 2d a little toned (cat.65. for u.m.)                    12.
    284     --; 1998 six prints with stamps (cat. c.37.) affixed, 2001 Aircraft booklet mint, and a couple
              of others.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    285     --; seln. on stockleaf inc. several 1930s/40s mint blocks, three postal fiscals, etc., mainly
         
     fine. Includes 1940 Health set in m.m. singles and u.m. fourblocks. (71)  ..            35.
    286     --; SG One-Country album in two volumes with pages to 1996 with a scattered collection
         
     (c.500, a few m.s.).                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    287     --; 1988 seln. of covers, souvenir sheets etc. produced for the Centenary of the Royal NZ

         
     Philatelic Society, inc. postal stationery optd. SPECIMEN. (25 covers, 13 others) 10.
    288     --; Officials; 1907-43 decent little m. & u. seln. inc. used 6d Kiwi (2), 1/- Kea, 5/- Arms,
         
     plus mint 5/- Arms (SG O113, this cat.250 but small faults), etc. S.t.c.350. (31) 20.
    289     --; --; 1936-61 (1942) 1/- Parson Bird line perf.12 mint fourblock with plate number.
         
     Three u.m., 1 l.m.m., light crease on one. SG O131b (cat.32. each for u.m.)         ..                    20.

    290     --; Life Insurance; 1891-98 3d brown perf. 12x11
good m.m., SG L4 cat.180.                    30.
    291     --; --; 1891-98 6d green g.u., SG L5 cat.60. ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    292     --; --; 1913-37 perf.14x15 De La Rue set (missing 3d, extra shade of 1d) g.u., SG L24-L29,
         
     L31, cat. c.66.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    293     --; --; 1944-47
d, 1d, and 2d, each in mint fourblock (each block 2 m.m., 2 u.m.), cat.107.     20.
    294     New Zealand Dependencies; attractive collection in album of mint Aitutaki (53 early, 98
         
     modern), Niue (237, 3 m.s., 3 covers), and Penrhyn (52 early, 11 modern). Many useful in
         
     the earlier issues.
   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                200.
     
     Niue; see New Zealand Dependencies.
    295     Norfolk Island; 1947-80 mint collection in album, m.m. earlier, u.m. later (c.250)
                   24.

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    296     Northern Rhodesia; 1925-63 small used colln. inc. 1925-29 8d, 2/-, 5/-, etc. Cat.169.
         
     (64)        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
           --; see also Rhodesia.
    297     Nyasaland; 1903-4 British Central Africa 2/6 g.u. with a little toning (SG 63, cat.85.),
         
     4/- g.u. with couple of faults (SG 64, 80.), 10/- g.u. with some creases (SG 65, 225.).
         
     All postal cancels.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    298     --; 1903-4 British Central Africa 1 fine used with strong but distinct Lilingwe squared
         
     circle cancel (postal), fine but for small corner crease. SG 66 cat.190.  ..            50.
    299     --; 1903-4 British Central Africa 10 grey and blue fiscally used, other minor faults but
         
     basically sound and decent-looking. SG 67 (cat.3,750. for postally used).             ..                    90.

    300     Papua; an extensive and important group of covers, the largest part of which is from Madiri, Daru, to England.
These covers until recently contained their original letters, but the correspondence itself is being kept by the family. We have however had sight of this correspondence, and can confirm that the majority originated in Madiri, Fly River, Daru. We have copies of some sample letterheads which can be inspected.

The lot can be divided into four periods or groups as follows;

{1} 1906-1911. The first group of fifty covers all bear Queensland Queen Victoria adhesives (mainly 2d, or two of 1d, some a single 1d). The majority of these are cancelled with the Thursday Island 336 numeral, or the Thursday Island c.d.s., and most are to England. Included are two of 1908 to South Africa each with a large handstruck 1D, another of 1908 with Sydney c.d.s. cancel and PAQUEBOT to side. Three (1909 and 1911) are from T.I. to Daru with Daru backstamps. We are confident that nearly all of these came from Daru or Badu.
{2} 1911-1941 Bundle of 123 covers franked with Papuan adhesives largest number in 1910s, slightly fewer in 1920s and 1930s, only three in 1940-41. Nearly everything is cancelled by the Daru c.d.s., almost all are addressed to England, and most have transit marks (Thursday Island, Australian, Hong Kong, etc.). Included are nine covers with WW1 censor marks (5 violet straight-line, 1 red Brisbane circular, 3 double circle
PASSED BY CENSOR/THURSDAY ISLAND dated August and September 1918, January 1919), four with the Daru c.d.s. in violet (and a few in blue or blue-black), 1930 with 2 x Lakatoi 1d cancelled Brisbane with LOOSE/SHIP/LETTER to side, and four WW2 censors. In later years several have postmarks other than Daru.
{3} 1914-1917 seven covers with Australian adhesives cancelled at Thursday Island (and one redirected to Papua via T.I.). Of these, four are censored (two with only a manuscript endorsement, one with straight-line mark, one with manuscript resealed using newspaper).
{4} 1928 (1) and 1933-1939 (15) Australian adhesives on cover with Thursday Island c.d.s. cancels.
Also included in the lot are a few further Australian covers, but which do not appear to have Papua or Thursday Island connections.

Condition is mixed, very much as would be expected for letters which have been transported around the world, then eagerly opened (without a view to future collectability), then stored in bundles with letters enclosed. Some therefore are very fine, most are quite decent though showing a bit of wear, and some have faults such as flaps missing, or very rough opening, or even parts missing. The majority however are in perfectly acceptable condition.
Further information can be had on our website where there is an Excel spreadsheet (
giving details of dates and postmarks etc.) of all the covers in goup {1} - follow this linkIllustrations of some covers at this link (large file size.)
Our estimate can be little more than a stab in the dark. This is very much a lot where the price will be decided by the bidders at auction.
        ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   1,000.




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    301     Papua; 1901-32 useful collection of Lakatoi issues in stockbook, majority mint. Includes
         
     1906-7 4d SG 42 l.m.m. (cat.35.), 6d SG 43 m.m. (35.), 2/6 SG 45 heavy m.m. SG 45a
         
     (38.), 1910-11 2
d and 1/- m.m. both with inverted watermarks, 1916-31 1d with
         
    
POSTACE variety g.u. (32., odd short perfs), 2/6 g.u. (40.), 5/- f.u. (48.), 10/- f.u. (160.,
         
     light colour stain at foot), OS opt. 1931-32 short set to 1/3 m.m. (c.80.), and many other
         
     single stamps catalogued at a few pounds each. Condition mainly fine. (147)            ..                280.
    302     --; 1901-32 mint and used colln. of Lakatoi types on pages. Many useful values included,
         
     the majority good/fine, some poorer. (68)        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    303     --; 1932 Pictorial definitive short set to 10/- l.m.m./m.m., plus duplicates of
d to 3d. The
         
     6d faulty. Cat.270.   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    304     --; 1934 Protectorate set (4), 1935 Jubilee set (4), etc. l.m.m./m.m.       ..               ..                      6.
           --; see also Rhodesia.
    305     Papua and New Guinea; a few pages with various mainly earlier stamps inc. Lakatois. (55)         24.
    306     Papua New Guinea; 1952-88 used (mainly c.t.o.) colln. in two albums, apparently almost
         
     complete (c.555), a few also on FDCs.
       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    307     --; c.1988-98 seln. in small box, probably a fairly complete run c.t.o. in packets, plus a few
         
     earlier odds, and some PO leaflets.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    308     --; 1952-94 m. & u. on stockleaves with dupl. (c.600)      ..                   ..               ..                    10.
     
     --; see also Australia (1942-48).
    309     Portugal; approx. 1898-1912 m. & u. selection inc. 1898 Postage Due 200r unused (no
         
     gum), 1904 Postage Dues, etc. S.t.c.310. (51)                ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    310     --; 1924 Camoens set (31) l.m.m., cat.50.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    311     Portuguese India; m. & u. seln. in medium stockbook with dupl. S.t.c.450+ (c.450)
             50.
    312     Qatar; 1957-59 Castles set f.u. in both overprint types, SG 13-15 cat.24. (5/- small tear),
         
     and SG 13a-15a cat.150.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    313     Rhodesia; 1905 British Association set (6) all with neat matching KALUNGUISI/
         
      N.E.RHODESIA c.d.s. cancels 11 Nov. 1905. Blunt corner on 1d, 2d with vertical crease, 5d
         
     small rub on face, and some other minor faults such as small tone spots, but still a very
         
     attractive set. Cat.275.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    314     --; 1915-17 four covers to Daru or Madiri, Papua, All have one or two 1d Admiral
         
     stamps, two covers cancelled Kawambwa (other two not so clear). Most interesting is one
         
     addressed to England and redirected to Papua, with a red circular Brisbane censor mark.
         
     Mixed condition.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    315     --; 1923-35 (and one 1914) bundle of covers all addressed to England 11 with stamps of
         
     Rhodesia (Admiral 2d or 1d pairs), 30 with Northern Rhodesia stamps (mainly 2d defins).
         
     Nearly all with Kawambwa cancels, mixed condition. Also a few loose N.Rhodesia KG5
         
     used defins, possibly of postmark interest.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    316     Russia; 1992-2005 extensive collection in four albums, probably near-complete. To the
         
     end of 1996 is u.m., then c.t.o., just a few dupl. (c.1,170, 152 m.s./sheetlets)
                           75.
     
     --; see also USSR.
    317     Russian Area; stockbook of Ukraine (77), Armenia (67), Azerbaijan (52), Georgia (19),
         
     POs in Levant (26), Karelia (42), and others (90).            ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    318     Ryukyu Islands; 1948-65 u.m. seln. with a little dupl., pencil marks on the reverse of some.
         
     S.t.c.220. (73)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    319     Saar; 1922 French Currency 3c - six complete u.m. sheets of 100, various split perfs.
         
     Cat.45p each x 600 = 270.         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    320     Saint Lucia; 1863 4d indigo fine m.m., typically with quite thin gum and some rough perfs.
         
     SG 7 cat.120.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    321     Samoa; 1914-28 opt. on NZ postal fiscal 1 l.m.m., minimum cat.75. ..            26.
    322     South Africa; Orange Free State/Orange River Colony; mint and used mix on two
         
     stockleaves inc. many surcharges/overprints. (103 OFS, 42 ORC)         ..               ..                    24.
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    323     South Africa; 1913-24 KG5 5/- m.m., SG 15 cat.110.                      ..               ..                    28.
    324     --; 1930-54 used seln. comprising 1930-47 Officials (vert. pair of 2/6 and eight-block of 1/-),
         
     and 1947-54 2/6 and 5/- in fourblocks. S.t.c.823.          ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    325     --; 1993-95 eight different u.m. booklets.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    326     --; early to modern mainly used range in stockbook (c.700 different).
                 ..                    15.
    327     --; mainly used lot in stockbook (c.1,000)
   ..               ..                   ..            15.
    328     Switzerland; 1913-96 stockbook of dupl. Pro Juventute, Pro Patria, and other charity
         
     issues, mainly used. Duplication sometimes up to about x55. Little after 1984. S.t.c.600.
         
     (c.2,000)
              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    329     --; 1944-63 seln. of 18 Pro Juventute u.m. sets, plus a few others, all u.m., s.t.c.150.                  18.
    330     --; 1955 Lausanne Exhibition m.s. m.m. (cat.150., faults), and a few other mainly u.m.
         
     stamps inc. 1948 defin 30c u.m. (8, cat.12 each) and 40c u.m. (9, cat.30 ea.). (35, 1 m.s.)       35.
    331     --; 1964-67 Pro Juventute dupl. used sets, a dupl. range of mainly 1950s Pro Juventute
         
     mainly l.m.m. and often in sets, and more. (100s)
          ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    332     Syria; 1921 Arab Kingdom issues surch. OMF/Syrie 25c on 1m six-block, and 3p on 1p
         
     (two pairs), all u.m. with some faults. S.t.c.70.                 ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    333     Thrace; Dedeagatz; 1913 overprints on Bulgaria set (5) fine used, though crease on 1d.
         
     SG 4-8 cat.141.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    334     --; Autonomous Government of Western Thrace; 1913 opt on Bulgaria 10pa on 1st f.u.
         
     fourblock on small piece, and a used single of the same. SG 22, cat.15. each.        ..                    30.
    335     --; Allied Occupation; 1920 complete set of all 33 different mint, mainly fine. Cat.28.                12.
    336     Tonga; 1942-49 defin. set (9) f.u., SG 74-82 cat.95.     ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    337     --; 1942-49 1d with the "lopped branch" variety f.u. SG 75a (cat.70. for u.m.)      ..                    15.
    338     --; Officials; 1893 G.F.B. overprint 2d, 4d, and 8d unused (no gum), and 1/- used, mixed
         
     condition. SG O2-O5, cat.370.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    339     --; --; ; 1962 Emancipation 2d u.m. six-block, one with the
MAII variety (this SG O11b, cat.
         
     25.)      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    340     Turkey; 1934-35 m.m. seln. inc. 1934 Izmir Fair set (9, plus second 15k/20k and 50k/100k),
         
     some gum toning. S.t.c.220. (23)                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    341     --; 1951-67 colln. in old-style Lindner hingeless album, largely used to mid-1964, thereafter
         
     u.m. Includes 1958-60 Towns set (132) f.u. Some light dupl., a few later. (c.680, 4 m.s.)
         28.
     
     Tuva; see Mongolia.
    342     Uganda; 1965 Birds set (14) u.m., cat.48.    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    343     Ukraine; 1992-2005 u.m. colln. in album, possibly complete, occasional dupl., a few badly
         
     mounted. (c.490, 48 m.s.)
        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    344     Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 1958-91 bulky collection in four albums, mainly
         
     c.t.o. (a few u.m.). Two albums are of miniature sheets/sheetlets, two are of sets arranged by
         
     theme (art, wildlife, flowers, ships, aircraft). (c.820, 246 m.s./sheetlets)
               ..                    50.
     
     --; see also Russia.
    345     United Arab Republic; 1958-64 collection on pages of Egyptian and Syrian issues, very
         
     often both l.m.m. and on illus FDC. S.t.c.230. (c.178, 7 m.s., 122 covers)
        ..                    40.
    346     United States of America; 1851-95 used seln. with light dupl., mixed condition. Includes
         
     1869 10c (minimum cat.80.). Total S.o.t.W. cat.600+ (31)                ..               ..                    35.
    347     --; 1987 Wildlife set as singles, each on illus. FDC with Capex (Toronto) cancel. Also a few
         
     other covers etc.
   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    348     Vatican City; 1949-53 all-different m.m. seln. inc. 1949 express set (2, cat.64), 1951
         
     Chalcedon set (5, 70.), 1953 Lombard (44.). S.t.c.185. (22)           ..               ..                    24.
    349     Vietnam; Independent State; 1951 Bao Dai 1p20, 3p, and 30p, each in u.m. fourblock but
         
     with disturbed gum. Cat.460.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    350     Yemen; c.1991-2000 bundle of commercial registered covers with good variety of stamps.
         
     Some faults. (c.150)
                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
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    351     Zanzibar; 1895-1964 attractive m. & u. collection on eight stockleaves, generally fine. Inc-
         
     ludes 1895-96 3a, 4a m.m., 1895-98 2a spacefiller used (SG27), 1908-9 m. values, etc.
         
     Total s.t.c.460. (144)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    352     --; 1898 4a with the no fraction bar at right variety, very fine used. SG 184b, cat.70.            24.
    353     --; 1936 definitive set (13) unmounted mint, little crease at corner of 10/-. SG 310-322,
         
     cat.70.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.


AUCTION PROGRAMME

 

     13 April 2009 Mega Buy or Bid Sale (date fixed, no catalogue will be published)   
     27 April 2009 Stamps         15 June 2009 Stamps and Collectables   
These dates, though fairly firm, are still provisional. The publication of the auction catalogue is confirmation of the date.

             
             
United Kingdom
    354     1840 penny black AL (plate 6) fine used with four good to huge margins. Fairly indistinct
         
     but not unsightly MC cancel (possibly twice, in a dark orange-red colour). Good margin at
         
     left, wide at foot, and very wide at right and at top.            ..                   ..               ..                120.
    355     1840 penny black DB fine used with four decent margins, red MC cancel, small crease at
         
     upper right corner.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    356     1840 twopence blue CC-CD fine used pair with four narrow to wide margins, two neat
         
     black MC cancels, small thin at lower left corner.              ..                   ..               ..                120.
    357     1847-54 embossed 6d fine used, cut square (cut into at top, cut just into at right, good
         
     margin at left, large at foot), and 10d good used cut square (good margin at top, cut just into
         
     at right and at foot, wide margin at foot. Cat.900. and 1,200.             ..               ..                    70.
    358     1847-54 embossed 6d good used cut square with almost full margins, small incision at lower
         
     left. Cat.900.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    359     1854-57 penny red wmk. Large Crown perf.14 on blued paper, mint. Quite attractive with
         
     fresh appearance, but quite poorly reperforated at left. SG 29 etc. cat.200.           ..                    10.
     
     Penny red variety see UK covers.
    360     1
873-80 wmk. Spray 1/- orange-brown good used, SG 151 cat.600. Scarce basic stamp and
         
     quite decent condition, even with its bend near the top..     ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    361     1887-92 1 green fine used. A very attractive example of good colour, quite well centred,
         
     one neat near-central Ashton-under-Lyne c.d.s., perfs almost right, just a few irregular or
         
     shorter at top, and with a partly flattened diagonal crease. SG 212 cat.700.           ..                100.
    362     1902-13 KE7 2/6 mounted mint but missing some gum, and other faults. Cat.225. 20.
    363     1902-13 KE7 5/- mounted mint with diagonal crease. Cat.350.           ..               ..                    24.

    364     1902-13 KE7 1d, 2d, 6d, 7d, and 10d fine l.m.m./m.m., cat.144. minimum.       ..                    30.
    365     1913-19 (1918-19) Bradbury Wilkinson 2/6 attractive mounted mint, quite well centred,
         
     but a few short perfs at lower left. Cat.100.    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    366     1913-19 (1918-19) Bradbury Wilkinson 5/- attractive mounted mint, quite well centred,
         
     and of good appearance. SG 416, cat.250.    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    367     1939-48 Square high values set (6) set (6) unmounted mint but some disturbed gum here
         
     and there. SG 476-8a cat.350.   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    368     1959-68 Castles 5/-, wmk. Multiple Crown, De La Rue printing, with watermark inverted,
         
     fine used. SG 596Wi cat.375.     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    369     1968-71 nine printed sheets ("British Postage Stamps" - "Specimens from the British Post
         
     Office Philatelic Distributors") with selections of defins, commems, and postage dues.                    20.
    370     1969 Christmas 4d u.m. (3) apparently with phosphor omitted (one fine, one with tiny fault,
              one with small scratches on head). ..                 ..               ..                   ..            15.
    371     Postage Dues; loose mix of about 200 used in packet, decimal and pre-decimal. 15.

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United Kingdom, continued.
    372     Booklets; seln. of pre-decimal stitched (10), decimal stitched (1), decimal folder (45,
         
     largely 50p), and retail (4).            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    373     --; 1990 Double Head dupl. seln. of 50p (3), 1 (4), 60p (3), 80p (3), plus one of the
         
     souvenir packs.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.

    374     --; 1999-2000 slightly duplicated seln. of booklets comprising 1 (5 bkts., 3 m. panes, 2
u.
         
     panes, 2 FDCs) and 2 (6 bkts., 3 m. panes, 2 u. panes, 2 FDCs).        ..               ..                    24.
    375     --; 1995-2000 seln. of mint booklets (29) or panes (12) with commemorative labels (e.g.
         
     Mitchell, Hong Kong, CHoGM, Postman Pat, etc.), plus a FDC, and 17 of the Millennium
         
     bkts., one pair.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
    376     --; 1993-2004 seln. of 14 different prestige stamp booklets.
              ..               ..                    90.
    377     Postal Fiscals; 1881 perf.14 6d with 18mm watermark fine mint, quite possibly unmounted,
         
     with a bit of gum crackling/vertical crease at right. SG F25 cat.325.      ..            70.
    378     Presentation Packs; small box with 28 packs about 1968-70, in average condition, and inc.
         
     a few dupl.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    379     --; 1985 and 1986 Year Books (average condition), 1992-95 Year Packs, a few others.
         65.
    380     --; 1984 Royal Mail Year Book, cat.90.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    381     --; 1987-98 run of Year Packs (12)             ..               ..                   ..               ..                120.
    382     --; 2001 Royal Naval Flags m.s. p.pack, cat.12.             ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    383     UK First Day Covers; 1940-73 seln. of scarcer illustrated covers inc. 1940 Centenary
         
     (handwritten, Bournemouth special h/stamp), 1951 low value defins (typed), 1948 Olympics
         
     (rubber-stamp), 1953 Coronation (unaddressed), 1958 Games (typed, Cardiff slogan), 1969
         
     Ships (typed, Greenwich special h/s), 1970 Annivs. (unaddressed, Canterbury special h/s),
         
     etc. Also four later FDCs with appropriate c.d.s. All fine but for marks on reverse from
         
     mounting (self-adhesive tags or blu-tac). (20)   ..               ..                   ..            35.
    384     --; large accumulation in a dozen large albums, the amalgam of the remains of at least two
         
     or three collections. (100s)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    385     --; approx. 1972-2002 accumulation/stock in three boxes, often with three to seven each of

         
     standard PO covers sorted into plastic pages. (c.1,250) ..                  ..        150.
    386     --; 1951-92 mix in three albums, some standard, but with a number of alternative postmarks,
         
     special handstamps, etc., as well as a few non-first day. A reasonable proportion have marks
         
     on reverse. (c.80)
  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    387     --; 1948 Olympic set on illus. cover with Wembley slogan cancel (handwritten), 1963 Life-
         
     boat phosphor set on illus. FDC (fair only), 1964 Botanical phos. set on illus. FDC (typed),
         
     and four other items.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    388     --; 1940-53 three illus. FDCs with typed addresses 1940 Centenary with London Red
         
     Cross special h/stamp, 1953 Coronation with London
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN slogan, and
         
     1957 Scouts (marked). Fair to fine.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    389     --; 1966 Burns set of seven different special cancels (excluding Dumfries) each on unadd-
         
     ressed illus FDC, each clean on the front but heavily adhered on reverse. Also page with
         
     samples of the cancels.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
     
     --; see also Mixed Lots (Non-Philatelic; Autographs)
     
     Autographed Covers; see Mixed Lots (Non-Philatelic; Autographs)
    390     Philatelic Covers; 1976-2004 seln. of nine souvenir Concorde covers inc. 1979 London-
         
     Barcelona signed Peter Duffey, Michael Young, Bill Brown, and 1979 London-New York
         
     signed J.Eames, D.Whittun, J.Goatham.           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    391     --; Lifeboats; box of souvenir covers etc. (c.150 items)
..                  ..            20.
    392     Philatelic Numismatic Covers; 1994-2004 collection in three albums of Royal Mail/Royal
         
     Mint covers, inc. one ingot cover. (54)
        ..               ..                   ..               ..                150.
    393     --; album of non-Royal Mail covers with UK stamps, some with UK coins, some other coins
         
     (14). Also a few other non-coin covers.
       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
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United Kingdom, continued.
    394     Scottish Covers and Postal History; Argyllshire; 1781-1909 seln. of Inverary covers and
         
     cards (14)                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    395     --; Fife; 1782-1936 seln. of 11 covers, fronts, and pieces with Inverkeithing postmarks.               10.
    396     --; --; 1759-1872 seln. of 9 covers/fronts and 6 pieces all with St. Andrews pmks. The 1759
         
     entire has an albino strike of the two-line mark.                 ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    397     --; Inverness; seln. of 30 items from pre-stamp to modern.
              ..               ..                    26.
    398     --; Islands; box of mainly fairly modern covers, cards, and pieces, mainly Western Isles,
         
     priced up for sale in plastic wallets. (c.100 items)
          ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    399     --; Lothians; seln. of covers/fronts/cards (15), and pieces (23) with variety of pmks. of
         
     Edinburgh and area.   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            12.
    400     --; Orkney; mainly modern seln. of covers, cards, and pieces (c.60)
..            15.
    401     --; --; 1863-1939 selection of covers and cards (17).       ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    402     --; Renfrewshire; 1833-91 seln. of 5 covers/fronts and 8 pieces, all with Johnstone pmks.            6.

    403     U.K. Covers and Postal History; mixed bundle of covers, cards, and pieces with a variety
         
     of postmarks, cachets, labels, etc. (c.50 items)
             ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    404     --; 1859 small cover Lewes to Bath (marked and written-on) with 1d red star perf.14 show-
         
     ing a large perforation shift. Stamp has been manually cut to normal shape, but horiz. perfs
         
     about 1mm low, and vertical perfs about 8mm to left.        ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    405     --; 1911 First Aerial UK Post brown postcard with KG5 d stamp cancelled by London
         
     special handstamp.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    406     --; 1960 small National Maritime Museum album of souvenir covers the main group being
         
     one each to the 17 old Falmouth Packet destinations. (24)
                 ..               ..                    10.
    407     --; small box of slogan pmks. on postcards (c.70), and of mixed Scottish pmks. (c60)
                8.
    408     Cinderellas; bundle of various labels, some on cover/card, inc. railway, 1920 Glasgow
         
     Shipbuilding etc. exhibition label, etc. A few foreign also. (c.22 items)     ..            15.
    409     UK Revenues; National Insurance; 1948-74 selection of 31 different, all but one unused,
         
     mainly fine u.m. though a few with faults. Includes two unlisted in Barefoot - 1965 Factory
         
     10d, c.1965 Ploughing 18/2. Cat.158
(counting unlisted as nearest equivalent). 30.
    410     UK Perfins; packets with c.200 pre-QE and 100 QE.     ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    411     Local Issues; small dealers stock of items labels, cards, and covers, Scottish and English.
         
     Includes Shuna 1949 FDC. PTSA 100+ (42 items)        ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    412     --; small colln. in album of mainly the very commercial issues of Eynhallow, St. Kilda,

         
     Staffa, etc. (220, 5 m.s.). Also a few Nagaland (35).     ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    413     --; Canna; 1958 2s label in complete mint sheet of 60 (6x10) imperf. horizontally (slight

         
     grease stained down one edge); another sheet imperf. horizontally plus row of vertical perfs
         
     doubled (more grease-stained); another imperf. vertically between right column and margin,
         
     and extra line of horiz. perfs in top margin; and a fourth sheet (normal). Each sheet folded
         
     once.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    414     --; Sealand; one sheet of ten labels (7 ships, 3 others), plus a bundle of papers (letters and

         
     photocopies) relating to the Gold Bank of Sealand.           ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    415     Channel Islands; box containing envelopes as sent by Philatelic Bureaux of Guernsey
         
     1987-2006 and Jersey 1987-2005 with u.m. sets and miniature sheets. Not checked, but
         
     likely to be near to complete runs.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                150.
    416     --; stockbook of mainly used (though some mint sets and odds) Guernsey and Jersey.
         
     (c.600 different)     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    417     --; shoebox of mainly covers and cards with mixed pmks. etc. (c.90)
..            15.
    418     UK Collections and Mixed Lots;
accumulation of new issue material comprising roughly
         
     (in varying degrees of completion); presentation packs 1977-89, FDCs 1991-2001 (and
         
     some earlier), and mint stamps 1996-2006, plus a few booklets, PHQs etc.         ..                200.

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United Kingdom, continued.
            419      UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1840-1900 two pages from an old album with a used mix
           
            in average condition. Includes 1840 1d, a very poor embossed set (3), reasonable surface-
           
            printed, 1867-83 5/- with Maltese Cross wmk. (1 each of plates 1 and 2, cat.600. and
           
            1,000.), 1883-84 10/- (2), etc. (92)   ..          ..          ..          ..          170.
            420      --; 1840-1936 reasonable spread of mainly used on pages. Starts at 1840 1d blacks (2, fair),
           
            1d red plates (132), 1847-54 embossed 6d and 10d (both cut-into), various surface-printed in
           
            generally average used condition, KE7 to average 10/-, KG5 with seahorses 2/6 (5), 5/- (5),
           
            and 10/- (3), plus some postage dues. (c.415)   ..          ..          ..          160.
            421      --; 1953-99 colln. in album plus loose pages, with fair run of m.m. commem sets about
           
            1974-99 (though not complete).
       ..          ..          ..          ..          140.
            422      --; 1841-1973 collection in album, the main value in QV to KG5. QV (nearly all used) inc. a
           
            few line-engraved, small seln. of surface-printed in average quality, 1883-84 2/6 to 10/-
           
            (damaged), basic KE7 u. inc. average 5/-, then KG5 has values to 5/- and a few mint odds.
           
            KG6-QE has bigger numbers, more m.m., but nothing valuable. (100s)
         ..          100.
            423      --; 1840-1960 small collection inc. 1840 1d black (2), QV to 5/-, KE7 full set to 1, etc.
           
            Very mixed condition. (100s)
           ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          100.
            424      --; two albums with a collection of commems (1961-1985, generally l.m.m. and used sets),
           
            plus a few defins, an album each of Guernsey and Jersey mint to 1985/1987), etc.
     100.
            425      --; extensive lot in carton, being the remains of several collections, and strongest in the
           
            1960s where there are duplicated quantities of mint sets, as well as a selection of earlier
           
            and of used. (1,000s)
           ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          70.
            426      --; bundle of ten remainder club exchange books with a reasonable variety of QV to modern,
           
            mainly used. Remainders PTSA 364. (generally at about 20% catalogue) (100s)      40.
            427      --; modern mix inc. 14 u.m. m.s., 1994 Channel Tunnel gift pack, etc.            ..          40.
            428      --; tiny stockbook with a mix of QV-KG6 mainly used inc. a dodgy-looking penny black
           
            (appears mint with gum, but probably a rubbed-off cancel and regummed), a few other
           
            mixed-condition QV, 1948 S.Wedding 1 fair mint. (c.130)      ..          ..          40.
            429      --; 1953-70 collection of u.m. commems in stockbook, often in blocks of four or six, and
           
            usually making up into sets. (980)
     ..          ..          ..          ..          38.
            430      --; one club book of used KE7/KG5 (seahorses to 5/-, 10/- av. u.), etc. (69). Also postcard
           
            with 1/- Shakespeare charity stamp affixed.       ..          ..          ..          ..          28.
            431      --; stockbook of Wildings mainly in u.m. blocks, and mostly of the Multiple Crown and
           
            phosphor issues (188), plus similar of the Country issues (c.330); also a small stockbook of
           
            u.m. pre-decimal Machins in blocks (102)
    ..          ..          ..          20.
            432      --; shoebox containing over 4,000 UK stamps, the majority made up into 39 packets marked
           
            100+ GB Commems No Xmas (although weve spotted one Christmas and several
           
            high value defins). Mainly good/fine, some poorer.
    ..          ..          ..          20.
            433      --; bag of QE used high values mainly on-paper, nearly all decimal. (c.200g)
..          15.
            434      --; small box of used stamps in little stockcards, many commercially used sets (100s)
            10.

THE END OF THE SALE
Robert Murray 2009

                                                       
 

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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               
   lot not being taken to auction room
lvs.                   album leaves                                         p.stat.               postal stationery
c.                     circa (usually approximate quantity)       
o or or      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 16 March 2009

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

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

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

Lot      Description                   Maximum Bid                             Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BLOCK CAPITALS, PLEASE !
Name;

Address;

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

Telephone number;
 



FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS; Our next stamp auction will be on 13 April 2009.
This auction is conducted according to the "Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale" (available if requested).
A Buyers 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 whats 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 Stewarts-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
Scotlands Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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