Robert Murray
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-86 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 87-101 Literature and Supplies
    Lots 102-117 Non-Philatelic Items
    Lots 118-369 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.
    Lots 370-456 United Kingdom
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General, 26 May 2003                              Page 2                                  Estimate.

Collections and Mixed Lots.

  1     A good sorting box, with many thousands of stamps. We see a string of interesting pickings
  (some good, some disappointing, some of value, others just unusual), plus many packets of
  mint USA postage, album pages, some useful covers and cards, and some bulk cheap world
  in packets. Some of the packets spilled, so some disorder. þ ..         ..        ..          ..          ..          ..    £200.
 2     Heavy carton with largely used mix in albums (5 world, 2 cheap USA), stockbooks (1 world,
  1 UN), mint sheet file of Colombia part sheets, and Venezuela colln. on pages. (1,000s) þ 50.
 3     Mainly used colln. in old Whitfield King printed album, to approx. 1910 (a few later). Slightly
  picked (e.g. UK removed). (c.550 Commonwealth, 950 Foreign) þ ..         ..          ..          ..          ..        £40.
 4     Carton with an assortment of 15 albums, binders, and stockbooks – plus stamps and covers in
  boxes and packets. Lots of sorting. Wide mix with a bias to non-Commonwealth. (1,000s) þ                £45.
 5     Ten various albums or stockbooks with varied contents. Wide world mix, but the strength or
  interest certainly centred on Commonwealth. (Many 100s) þ ..           ..          ..          ..          ..             £40.
 6     Small carton of world m. & u. off-paper in envelopes and on stockcards, all areas and periods,
  much foreign. (Few 1,000s) þ ..          ..         ..         ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..         £40.
 7     Wide world mix in two large and well-filled stockbooks. A broad general assortment, with
  odd medium/scarcer bits here and there. (1,000s) þ ..         ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..       £40.
 8     World m. & u. mix in 13 small stockbooks and 15 approval books, largely middle period,
  much Europe and USA, some Israel, Netherlands Colonies, etc. (1,000s) þ ..          ..          ..              £40.
 9     World accumulation in carton – loose stamps, remainder club books, pages, packets, 1991
  Simplified catalogues, and so on. (1,000s) þ ..         ..         ..         ..           ..          ..          ..                   £30.
 10     Carton of mixed remainders. Pages, stockcards, loose material, some mixed covers, etc. þ      £35.
 11     World collection, put together in Sweden, with stamps only up to about 1930s. Sweden
  strongest, then other European, fewer overseas. (c.2,500) þ ..         ..          ..          ..          ..               £30.
 12     Carton with world on stockleaves, album pages, covers and postcards. Much Europe (inc.
  UK), USA. (1,000s) þ ..           ..           ..           ..         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..               £30.
 13 Mint and used mix on leaves and stockleaves inc. m.s. and bkts. Much Europe and USA, a
  few covers. (1,000s) þ .. .. .. .. .. 28.
 14 Box with a dozen varied old remainder albums/stockalbums of world stamps. Much older
  material, but nothing scarce noticed. (Many 100s) þ .. .. .. 28.
 15 Medium box of mixed world stamps in packets, bits of old approval books, and loose. Some
  highly duplicated, others with more variety. (1,000s) þ .. .. .. 24.
 16 Big box with world remainders in various old albums, a few covers, etc. þ .. 24.
 17 Stockbook with mint range of mixed countries, mainly around 1970s, inc. sets and part sets.
  (c.700) þ  .. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 18 Carton containing six various stockbooks of UK and Commonwealth stamps , three sparse
  albums of USA, a few FDCs and loose stamps. (Many 100s) þ .. .. 22.
 19 Flat carton of mixed pages, stockleaves, etc. Assortment of countries. þ .. 20.
 20 Small stockbook with interesting seln. of often better odds and sets m. & u. Much European
  inc. Netherlands 1928 Olympic set f.u. (cat.£43.), W.Germany 1953 Transport 30pf (2, £20
  each), Yugoslavia 1954 Animals set (12) c.t.o. (£50+), Italy 1934 Rome-Buenos Aires set
  with dodgy cancels. Little dupl. (206) þ .. .. .. .. 20.
 21 Small box with a world mix mainly on stockcards. Much is foreign, and much is of medium
  value (i.e. not commonest). (100s) þ .. .. .. .. 20.
 22 Old Lincoln album with a few hundred world stamps, many up to about 1920s, with some
  later additions. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 16.
 23 Bundle of big old album pages with foreign countries (nothing modern), three slim stock-
  books, and others. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. 16.
 24 Album and two stockbooks with much Europe, some USA, few others. (100s) þ  16.
 25 Carrier bag of mixed pages, mainly Commonwealth remainders from various collections.
  (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.


General, 26 May 2003   Page 3    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 26 Fair sized box filled with mixed remainders, being sold for charity. þ .. 15.
 27 Largely mint ranges of Austria, NZ, Greece, Malta, Germany, Italy, Channel Is., and others.
  Includes some just slightly better. (c.450) þ .. .. .. .. 14.
 28 Mix in box – couple of old remainder collections, bundle of covers, and various others. þ 12.
 29 Shoebox of world on/off paper. Loose and in packets, middle to modern, much Europe and
  Colonies. (1,000s) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 30 Photocopy paper box of old pages, packets, club book pages, etc. (100s) þ .. 12.
 31 Mainly foreign (100s) on pages taken from old approval books. þ .. .. 10.
 32 Mix with a few covers, small stockbook of Ireland, a few Japan, and others. þ  10.
 33 Small stockbook with a world mix, plus a few selected Commonwealth on stockcards (100s) 8.
 34 World on and off-paper in box, mainly loose (1,000s) þ .. .. .. 6.
 35 Two boxes of world kiloware; 1kg gross (perhaps c.500g net) þ .. .. 5.
 36 British Commonwealth; stockleaves with a selection of Queen Victoria to King George V
  mint and used stamps of a variety of countries. Not large quantities, but quite concentrated in
  value, including Ceylon, Grenada, Labuan, Morocco Agencies, Ascension, Canada, Bechu-
  analand, Sierra Leone, Cape of Good Hope, Cyprus, S.Australia, New Zealand, various Pacific
  and Caribbean islands, etc. Total catalogue stated by vendor as £8,000+ (and seems correct,
  except that we notice two fiscal cancels and one forgery, which account for £500.). (360) £700.
 37 --; album with a mix of countries (inc. Egypt), largely used but with a number of mint
  included. QV to KG6 period only. The bulk is made up of lower values, but throughout
  there are good numbers of medium values, and better items scattered here and there. Total
  s.t.c.£5,000+ (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. £350.
 38 --; stockleaves of mainly KG5 and KG6 period mint, often in blocks. Most is fine, but with
  some general gentle gum toning on many. Also inc. a few Mozambique. Attractive range,
  s.t.c.£3,700. (c.1,000)  .. .. .. .. .. £240.
 39 --; tub of stockcards of generally selected m. & u. stamps of mixed countries. Numerous
  better values included. A few foreign also. (100s) þ .. .. .. 90.
 40 --; a few old pages of m. & u. QV-KG5 from a number of countries. Nothing big on its own,
  but high cumulative catalogue. (c.600) .. .. .. .. 50.
 41 --; four various stockbooks with mixed mainly used stamps, 2½ Zimbabwe mint sheets, etc.
  (100s); also a few foreign. þ .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 42 --; QV to KG5 used colln. in New Ideal album. Mainly larger countries. (c.285) þ 20.
 43 --; small m. & u. colln. of War Stamps from various countries (plus a few Peace) inc. Canada
  1915 50c (cat.£150. but poor used). (c.160) .. .. .. .. 15.
 44 --; mainly used 1930s-60s in jotter, stated to be 1,000 different. Includes Egypt, Iraq, Malayan
  States, etc.  .. .. .. . .. .. 12.
 45 --; Africa; seln. on a few stockcards of mainly Rhodesian area with many better values seen,
  a couple of useful revenues, etc. Condition varies, but many useful. (94) þ .. 30.
 46 --; --; small m. & u. range in stockbook, inc. Rhodesia 1967-68 dual currency defin set (5)
  u.m. (cat.£30.). (c.130) þ .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 47 --; --; fine used Postage Dues of Basutoland (1933-52 set of two, cat.£24.), Bechuanaland
  (1932 original set of three, the ½d with thin, cat.£60.), and Swaziland (1933 set of two, cat.
  £31.) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 48 --; Pacific; medium stockbook of fairly modern Christmas Is., Niue, Gilbert, PNG, Tuvalu,
  Fiji (inc. two sets of 1971 Birds defins mainly fine u.m.), Pitcairn, etc. Mainly u.m., some
  used. (c.400) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.

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


General, 26 May 2003   Page 4    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 49 Africa; two US dealer’s stock folders with Burundi 1962-77 range of mainly u.m. sets (inc.
  m.s. and imperfs) with some dupl. (100s); also another similar but smaller lot of Zaïre. þ 26.
 50 Asia; stockleaf of used Federated Malay States “tigers” (50), a small seln. of used Sarawak
  (21) plus 1888-97 5c u.m. fourblock, and various early to modern used Thailand (200+) 22.
 51 Europe; old album with moderate m. & u. collns. of Fiume (80), Georgia (14), Greece (110),
  Yugoslavia (80), Latvia (62), Liechtenstein (50), Lithuania (22), Central Lithuania (29),
  Luxembourg (80), Montenegro (57), Netherlands and Colonies (160), Poland (160), E. Silesia
  (30), Romania (125), Russia (120), Switzerland (150), Czechoslovakia (70), Hungary (200);
  also a few overseas. Generally up to about 1920s only. þ  .. .. 80.
 52 --; four worn old printed KA-BE albums. The contents predominantly used, and moderately
  filled for such large albums, with very little from 1950s onwards. (Approx. 16kg weight) þ 50.
 53 --; stockbook with mainly mint stamps from about 1940s of France and Italy, plus a few used
  German POs abroad. (c.250) þ .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 54 --; stockbook with c.t.o. Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria, apparently mainly sets from around
  1970s/80s. (c.500) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 55 --; dupl. mint ranges in stockbook of Germany (c.800), Spanish Colonies (200+), Vatican
  (c.200), Italy (150+), France, and others. þ .. .. .. .. 15.
 56 --; pages with a mix of Hungary, Czechoslovakia (100s)  .. .. 10.
 57 Foreign; stockbook with a small seln. of mainly u.m. new issues of Sweden, other Scandin-
  avia, and USA. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 28.
 58 --; stockleaf of USA (c.100, s.t.c.£145.), another of Belgium 1850s-1950s (c.135, s.t.c.£74.),
  and a card of Luxembourg 1859-1944 (59, s.t.c.£110.). Generally fair to fine used. 22.
 59 Scandinavia; accumulation in three albums of mainly 1980s/90s maxi cards, plus exhibition
  items, and others. (c.260 items) þ .. .. .. .. 32.
 60 Thematic; Aircraft; packet with possibly 500 different, mainly modern c.t.o. .. 10.
 61 --; Birds; attractive colln. in stockbook entitled Birds of the Western Palearctic. Mixed
  m.m./u.m./used odd values arranged by species (with little identification tickets), accomp-
  anied by a floppy disc (Mac) database of contents (+ printout). (800+, representing about
  450 different birds). S.t.c.£900. þ .. .. .. .. 55.
 62 --; --; stockbook of m. & u. odds and sets of many countries (c.375) þ .. 12.
 63 --; Children; four small to large stockbooks of stamps loosely on the subject (e.g. inc.
  paintings of or by children). Strength in European, a few better charity issues seen. Also a
  few covers and miniature sheets. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. 22.
 64 --; Red Cross; m. & u. odds and sets in two Swedish club books, made up about 1974.
  Mainly European material, with light dupl. (c.200) .. .. .. 15.
 65 Booklets; seln. of Australia (1), UK (3), and Jersey (12).  .. .. 8.
 66 Miniature Sheets; approx. 550g net weight of cheap world m.s., mainly c.t.o. from the pre-
  dictable colourful countries (but not all). Many thematic ! (100s)  .. .. 22.
 67 Covers; a mixture in two small folders and loose. Largely Commonwealth inc. a few attrac-
  tive Canada, Cyprus 1932 first flight, Hungary cancelled Fiume, etc. (79) þ .. 50.
 68 --; box of commercial and philatelic covers with emphasis on Europe and USA inc. some
  USA prestamp, Israel FDCs, a few Germany 3rd Reich, etc. Little Commonwealth. (c.550) þ 30.
 69 --; interesting boxful of middle to modern, philatelic and commercial, covers and cards. USA
  and Vatican noticeable, but many other countries also. (100s) þ .. .. 35.
 70 --; album of 1950s-60s FDCs or cards of USSR (8), Czechoslovakia (19), Poland (43),
  Hungary (30), DDR (135), Austria (19). þ .. .. .. .. 30.
 71 --; heavy box with fifteen mixed folders – mainly middle to modern period covers and cards,
  commercial and philatelic. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. 24.
 72 --; shoebox with mainly Commonwealth mixture, many of around 1930s/40s. Much India,
  some S.Africa, mixed others. (100+) þ .. .. .. .. 20.


General, 26 May 2003   Page 5    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 73 Covers; New South Wales 1895-1910 small bundle of covers to Aberdeen (30, slight
  variation of stamps, all Sydney pmks.); and UK 1944-45 eight censored airletters/covers to
  soldier in India. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 74 --; little seln. mainly addressed to Switzerland approx. 1910s-20s, from a variety of countries,
  with odd censors, postage due, etc. (24) .. .. .. .. 12.
 75 --; Antarctic; 1929 charming cover to Kent (from Discovery’s 3rd Officer). Reverse of cover
  has black wax seal DISCOVERY over crown. On front, pair of South Africa 1d definitives have
  manuscript cancel “Port Jeanne D’Arc/Kerguelen/19/11/29”, later cancelled Cape Town c.d.s.
  (20 Dec.). Manuscript at upper left “Per sealer S.S. Kilfenora/via Cape Town”. From
  Mawson’s BANZARE expedition, and presumably passed from Discovery to Kilfenora at
  Kerguelen. Scarce, interesting, and not philatelic. Some faults, but nothing that cannot be
  explained by its expected handling. [view image] .. ..                       £100 to £200.
 76 --; --; long cover to London with 3 Australian stamps cancelled B.A.N.Z./1930-31 (penguin)/
  ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXP. (2 strikes sideways, 1 upright). Cover folded at left, and a few
  tone spots.  [view image]  .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 77 --; --; a similar (smaller) cover to Tasmania with 3 Australian KG5 Heads cancelled 3 side-
  ways strikes of same cancel. Torn at top, few tone spots. [view image]  .. .. 40.
 78 --; Censors; 1940-45 eight censor covers (from 5 different countries) all to Denmark, with
  meter marks.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 79 --; Christmas; 1963-69 seln. of Santa Claus/Reindeerland cards/covers/letters of UK (6)
  and Greenland (3). .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 80 --; Expeditions; 1987 Operation Raleigh expedition to Pakistan (two postcards, plus printed
  report), and 1981 Glenalmond Peru Expedition (postcard, printed report). .. 7.
 81 --; Flights; 1928-48 seln. of Scandinavian first flight covers comprising 1928 Stockholm-
  London overnight, 1947 Iceland-Norway (A.O.A. First North-Atlantic Flight), four others to/
  from USA.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 82 --; Scandinavia; assortment of covers and cards. Mixed countries and periods, but largest
  numbers of Sweden, of modern, and of philatelic. þ .. .. .. 15.

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


General, 26 May 2003   Page 6    Estimate.

  Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
 83 Perfins; stockleaf with UK (51, mainly earlier, with QV values to 2/6, 5/-, 10/-), plus a few
  foreign (15). .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 84 --; stockleaf with UK (39, QV to QE, with better values), and foreign (18, inc. India QV 2r,
  3r, 5r). .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 ** --; see also U.K.
 85 Cinderellas; page of used revenues of CoGH (14, inc. one with “G” opt.), S.Africa (9), and
  other Africa (16). Total Barefoot cat. £42+ .. .. .. .. 10.
 86 --; UNICEF 1996 50th Anniversary set of 6 labels – 3 sets of sheets of 8, plus 2 loose sets
  (= 26 sets of 6). .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 ** --; see also Danish West Indies, Greenland, India, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
 ** Forgeries; see Australian States (NSW), U.K.
87 Literature; New Zealand Post Offices by R.M. Startup, Postal History Society of New
  Zealand, 1977. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 88 --; Scott Specialized USA catalogue, 2002 edition. þ .. .. .. 10.
 89 --; photocopy of How to Make a Success of Stamp Dealing – published in about mid-1970s
  and now quite dated, but interesting all the same. .. .. .. 2.
 90 Supplies (New); 10 packets of SG Hawid block size 210þ86mm (black background) (current
  retail equivalent £37.) þ .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 91 --; a similar lot. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 92 --; a similar lot. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 93 --; a similar lot (9 packets) þ .. .. .. .. .. 14.
 94 --; 15 packets of SG Gard block size 190þ115mm (black background) (current equivalent
  retail £58) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 95 --; 10 packets of SG Gard block size 190þ115mm (black background) (current equivalent
  retail £38.50) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 96 --; a similar lot. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 97 --; 10 packets of SG Gard (similar to Showgard) 44þ27½mm cut-to-size mounts (black
  background). (Current retail equivalent £14.20) þ .. .. .. 6.
 98 --; a similar lot (13 packets). þ .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 99 --; 10 packets of SG Gard (similar to Showgard) 41þ24mm cut-to-size mounts (black
  background). (Current retail equivalent £14.20) þ .. .. .. 6.
 ** NB the above lots of mounts are similar to lots which have appeared in our auctions over the
  past few years. To the best of our knowledge, this is the last batch that will appear of these.
  The supply is now ended.
 100 Supplies (Second-Hand); Gibbons Great Britain One Country Album volumes 1, 2, and 3,
  plus empty binder, all as new. Current retail c.£90+ þ .. .. .. 30.
 101 --; red KA-BE 16-ring binder with 130 mixed pages (blank, quadrille, and a few headed
  “France”). Virtually as new. þ .. .. .. .. .. 10.
In addition to the “hammer price”, buyers pay a 10% premium, and postal customers are charged postage
at cost. There is no extra handling charge per lot or per invoice, nor is v.a.t. added to any prices.


General, 26 May 2003   Page 7    Estimate.

Non-Philatelic Items
 102 Banknotes; seln. of fairly modern world notes, with duplication. (c.100) .. 20.
 103 --; Scotland; Royal Bank of Scotland 1997 Alexander Graham Bell £1 note in commem-
  orative folder. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2.
 104 Buttons; ten Danish Post Office uniform buttons (std. design, but some small differences),
  and four similar small. þ .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 105 Cigarette Cards; eleven apparently complete sets of commoner Wills issues (flowers, garden,
  engineering, cinema, etc.), one set of Players Film Stars, and four Brooke Bond sets. Mixed
  condition, mainly fair to fine. þ .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 106 --; eight complete sets in contemporary adhesive stick-in albums, and hundreds of other cards
  in small album, tin, and tiny case. Also a Wills 1953 Coronation cigarette tin. þ  35.
 107 --; thousands of cards in box, mainly bundled by set, but probably no complete sets, plus a
  few albums, and some on pages. Also a few cheap stamps. þ .. .. 35.
 108 Coins; briefcase with a mix of world coins in a few tins (c.400) þ .. .. 15.
 109 --; U.K.; tin with £3/10/- face value of pre-1947 silver coins þ .. .. 10.
 110 Ephemera; folder with a few documents etc. inc. old road map for London to Poole, print of
  Birmingham, 1946 programme for victory celebrations, etc. þ .. .. 6.
 111 Model Vehicles; Lledo model of tram, in Glasgow livery. New, boxed. þ .. 4.
 112 Postcards; bundle of mainly used Scottish, mainly 1900s-20s, showing quite a good variety
  of postmarks. (c.100) þ .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 113 --; collection of mainly modern cards (many about 1970s) in two shoeboxes and two albums,
  plus another smaller album, and a few loose stamps etc. þ .. .. 12.
 114 --; 3 small albums of Swedish (transport, royalty, animals, etc.), plus various loose (c.120
  Swedish, c.50 religious, and 100+ mainly foreign sent to Sweden). Mainly quite modern. þ 10.
 115 --; Scotland; small seln. of Sutherland, a few Orkney, and others. (30) .. 8.
 116 --; Switzerland; 1890s-1930s seln of 20 hotel cards (either showing hotels, or with hotel
  cachets), plus another 50 cards of various views. þ .. .. .. 8.
 117 Trade Cards; mixed accumulation of mainly modern (much 1960s-70s) Brooke Bond cards
  – some in albums, some loose. We notice 43 odds of the Typhoo 1975 Wonderful World of
  Disney issue. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 20 May to Saturday 24 May; 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 26 May; large lots (marked “þ” in the description); on view at auction venue 3pm-6.50pm.
   smaller lots; on view at auction venue 5pm-6.50pm.
 
 

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General, 26 May 2003   Page 8    Estimate.

Classified by Country

 118 Åland Islands; 1984 original defins (6), plus 1985 defin 1m50, and 1984 Seafaring 2m, in a
  range of u.m. multiples (inc. pairs, blocks, gutters). (168) Face value c.300m+ .. 15.
 119 --; 1984-2001 accumulation of FDCs, maxi-cards, exhibition cards, etc. in album and bundle.
  Little dupl. (170 items) þ .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 120 Albania; 1914-97 m.m./u.m. seln on stockleaf, s.t.c.£73. (44) .. .. 12.
 121 Antigua; 1863-86 useful seln. of QV used values, showing a number of wmk. varieties,
  shades, etc. Generally good/fine. S.t.c.£450+ (16) .. .. .. 45.
 122 --; 1863-67 1d vermilion f.u. with sideways wmk. (SG 7b, cat.£38.), and 6d with sideways
  wmk. g.u. (small thin, cat.£22.) .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 123 --; 1903-9 6d with wmk. Crown CC inverted m.m., SG 36w, cat.£110. .. 26.
 124 Ascension; 1938-53 basic defin set (16) plus various perfs and shades m.m./l.m.m. (s.t.c.
  £400+ for u.m.) (47) .. .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 125 --; 1956 defin set (13) l.m.m. (cat.£110. for u.m.) .. .. .. 20.
 126 --; 1969 and 1973 Naval Crests, 1973 Turtles, Marines sets u.m. (cat.£38.); also damaged
  m.m. set of 1963 Birds. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 127 Australian States; New South Wales; Forgeries; unused horizontal three-strip of 1853 8d,
  engraved print, badly cut.  .. .. .. .. 5.
 128 --; Queensland; two pages with a range of values of mixed issues. Includes some of the high
  values to 10/- and £1 (postal and stamp duty issues, used postally and fiscally). (68) 40.
 129 --; Tasmania; 1863-71 6d reddish mauve perf.12 fine mounted mint with full gum, SG 76
  cat.£80. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 130 --; Victoria; mixed mainly used across four pages. Really quite varied in type and quality, the
  obvious high point being some of the later cancelled-to-order issues (Stamp Duty values to
  5/-, 6/-, 10/-, 15/- and £1, postage dues to 10d, 2/-, 5/-). (120) .. .. 80.
 131 Australia; 1913-64 largely mint colln. in album. Includes a few Roos and KG5 Heads, 1928
  Stamp Exhib. m.s. m.m. (small faults), some 1930s/40s imprint blocks, a page of coil perfs,
  some medium value commems, later commem blocks, etc. (c.850) þ .. £120.
 132 --; 1914-20 1d KG5 – seln. of 14 singles and 1 pair m.m./u.m. in various shades, plus
  1918-20 KG5 1d u.m. (light pencil on gum). Minimum cat.£147. .. .. 26.
 133 --; 1915-28 Roo 5/- used with punch hole (telegraphic cancel). SG 42 (cat.£75. for normal used) 5.
 134 --; 1915-37 nice little specialised colln. of KG5 ½d values from different issues. Includes basic
  stamps, many shades, various multiples (couple with varieties), “fourblock” of unprinted
  watermarked paper stated to be a watermark proof, two 3-strips of NWPI opts., etc. (56 items,
  majority mint, and mainly fine). .. .. .. .. .. 45.
 135 --; 1929 Air 3d booklet pane of four showing the dot above design. Stamps are fine u.m.,
  binding margin has rust at staple holes, and thin on margin. Cat.£40++ .. 20.
 136 --; 1932 Kookaburra 6d mint fourblock with imprint. Hinged only at top (just touching one
  stamp), light fold up gutter margin. Cat.£100+ .. .. .. 24.
 137 --; 1932 Lyre Bird 1/- (yellow-green ?) mint fourblock with imprint. Top pair m.m., lower
  pair u.m., one tone spot on lower margin. Cat.£168+. .. .. .. 45.
 138 --; 1932 Lyre Bird 1/- u.m. corner marginal (hinged on margin), and same with OS opt v.f.u.
  (c.t.o.). Cat.£42 and £27. .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 139 --; 1936 S.Australia, and 1937 NSW sets u.m., cat.£14 and £22. .. .. 12.
 140 --; stockbook of u.m. stamps of 1970s, many in sets, some of higher catalogue (c.290, face
  value about $67.), plus 350+ mixed used, and an album with a small used colln. to 1971. þ 24.
 ** --; see also Covers (Antarctic).
 141 Austria; 1882 bundle of 21 front pages of a periodical, each with 1877 Journal 1k stamp,
  but all trimmed from binding, leaving stamps quite well shorn. .. .. 10.
 142 Austria and Territories; 1850-1995 attractive used colln. in broken Minkus printed album.
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 143 Bahamas; five early stamps, viz.  SG 27x fair u., 33x f.u., 39b g.u., 39b m.m., and 41 poor u.,
  cat.£150+ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 144 --; 1902-10 4d g.u. (cat.£55.), 1912-19 ½d m.m., 1d, 2d, 2½d, 4d, 6d g./f.u. (£43.), and 1918
  War Tax ½d f.u. (SG 91, cat.£42., but dubious cancel). .. .. .. 18.
 145 Bangladesh; 1971-73 small box of the overprints on Pakistan used on-paper. (100s) þ 5.
 146 Barbados; 1938-47 2½d ultramarine u.m. block of 16 (gum slightly toned) with three of the
  “mark on central ornament” variety (cat.£38. each); and 4d perf.13½þ13 u.m. sixblock, one
  with the “curved line” variety (cat.£70., but creased) .. .. .. 30.
 147 Bechuanaland; 1955-58 defin set (12) l.m.m. (cat.£70. for u.m.) .. .. 12.
 148 Belgium; 1880-1960 (approx.) mainly used accum. on stockleaves, pages, packets, etc.
  Many railway parcel issues. (Many 100s) þ .. .. .. .. 15.
 149 Bermuda; 1924-32 wmk. Script CA 10/- g.u. (couple short perfs). SG 92, cat.£250. 45.
 150 --; 1962-68 defin 2d fine commercially used with inverted watermark, one short perf. SG
  164w, cat.£160. Scarce.  [view image]  .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 151 Brasil; 1878-1941 used seln. on stockleaf inc. some pairs, shades, etc. S.t.c.£103. (100+) 7.
 152 British Antarctic Territory; 1966 Churchill set (4) m.m. (cat.£45. for u.m.) .. 5.
 153 --; 1971 Treaty set (4) f.u., cat.£27. .. .. .. .. 8.
 154 British Indian Ocean Territory; 1968-70 defin set (18) m.m. (cat.£48. for u.m.) 10.
 155 Canada; New Brunswick; 1851 3d fine used though only three margins (cat.£325). Also six
  of the 1860-63 issue mixed used and unused. .. .. .. .. 40.
 156 --; --; 1860-63 5c green, 10c, 12½c, average used. Cat.£95.  .. 10.
 157 --; Nova Scotia; 1853 1d red-brown sound used, cut into, SG 1, cat.£400. .. 20.
 158 --; Newfoundland; 1911-16 Coronation 3c, 5c, 6c, 9c, 15c, l.m.m./m.m., cat.£74. 20.
 159 --; --; 1919 Newfoundland Contingent 6c v.f.u. (centred left) cat/£35.  .. 8.
 160 --; --; 1923-26 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c (2 shades), 6c, 8c (2 shades), 9c (adherence on gum), 10c, 11c,
  15c, 20c l.m.m./u.m./m.m. Cat.£57. .. .. .. .. 15.
 161 --; --; 1928-29 Publicity Issue set (missing 28c), 6c creased, 20c poorer. Cat.£61. as odds. 12.
 162 Canada; 1851-57 3d Beaver sound used (fairly heavy cancel), about 3-margin, cat.£160. 15.
 163 --; 1851-57 3d Beaver sound used, cut quite close, cat.£160. .. .. 12.
 164 --; 1912-21 perf.12ximperf. set (3) m.m./l.m.m., cat.£32.  .. .. 8.
 165 Ceylon; 1857-1936 mainly used colln. on a few pages. Includes quite a few of the first issues
  inc. 1857-59 10d f.u. (three good margins), etc. (105) .. .. .. 75.
 166 --; 1885 5c on 4c with surcharge inverted, mounted mint. SG 178a (cat.£275 for used), sold
  "as is".  .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 167 --; seln. of mainly unused postal stationery of QV (5), KE7 (9), KG5 (1), slight dupl. 8.
 168 Chile; 1958 Osorno imperf. souvenir sheet fine as issued. (Cat.£13.) .. .. 5.
 169 China; 1950-88 bundle of commercial and philatelic covers, many registered, most interest in
  1950s, some with Macao backstamps. (Inc. some cheap modern Taiwan) (29) .. 8.
 170 --; 1950-95 (approx.) bundle of mixed covers – commercial and philatelic, mainly modern (59) 12.
 171 --; Taiwan; approx. 1960s/70s u.m. seln. mainly sets, inc. inc. 1961 Industries set, 1965 Fish
  set, s.t.c.£77. (43) .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 172 Colombia; early to modern mainly u.m. seln. on stockleaf, s.t.c.£48. (c.85) .. 10.
 173 Cook Islands; 1892-1902 useful seln. of used, nearly all different  - includes the various
  perfs, some shades, etc., and with numerous scarcer values. Total s.t.c.£600+ (30) £110.
 174 Cyprus; 1963 Scouts miniature sheet u.m. but with creases, cat.£100. .. 5.

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 175 Czechoslovakia; old printed pages of mainly used up to about 1936.   .. 15.
 176 --; 1920-80 (approx.) m. & u. seln. in three Swedish club books, made up about 1983.
  Appears all-different, much thematic interest. (c.238, 2 m.s.) .. .. 7.
 177 Danish West Indies; six pairs of KPK reprints of the bicolours. .. .. 4.
 178 Denmark; 1856-58 seln. of 12 covers, each with a single 1854-57 4sk (dotted spandrels).
  Generally fair/good/fine. Cat. Facit SKr.250 each = SKr.3,000. .. .. 45.
 179 --; 1905-76 (approx.) album with FDCs, commercial covers, some special cancels, a few
  censors. Apparently all-different. (145) þ .. .. .. .. 18.
 180 --; 1934-66 folder of sheets, part sheets, and blocks – about 25 different stamps. Includes
  1934-41 defin 75ø block of 82, 1942-46 defin 35ø and 45ø sheets, 1944 Churches set (3) in
  sheets (50), etc. .. .. .. .. .. .. 26.
 181 --; 1991-2001 colln. of illus. unaddressed FDCs in two albums. (122) þ  30.
 182 Egypt; British Forces; 1932 black on azure Christmas Seal used on reverse of cover to
  England. Stamp is ragged at top. SG A3, cat.£70. (rated þ5 on cover = £350.) .. 40.
 183 Falkland Islands; 1933 Centenary ½d to 4d l.m.m, cat.£54. .. .. 14.
 184 Faroe Islands; 1910 postcard to London (view Fra Tveraa) with 10ø stamp cancelled Trang-
  isvaag c.d.s. Some faults. .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 185 --; 1954-55 seln. of seven covers with pmks. of six different places, one cover with UK
  postage due. Also a few magazine articles. .. .. .. .. 10.
 186 Finland; 1860-1973 largely used collection, starting with 28 of the early serpentine roulette
  issues (but these in very mixed condition), various 1875-81 issue, numerous later defins and
  commems. (c.1,000) .. .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 187 --; 1917-81 m. & u. colln. on printed pages. Decent general spread with many charity issues.
  (c.750+ different)  .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 188 --; 1986-2000 colln. of illus. unaddressed FDCs (plus a few postal stationery and maxi cards)
  in two albums. (176) þ .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 189 --; Bus Packet Stamps; 1981 set (4) in u.m. booklet strips of five, plus a single of each, still
  in original booklet covers (i.e. part booklets). Cat.SKr.240. .. .. 5.
 190 France; 1869 Napoléon 5f good-looking used. SG 131 cat.£800. Couple of small faults/
  repairs. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 191 --; 1949-50 Air 100f, 200f, and 500f used individually on express air covers to Sweden. 4.
 192 French Colonies and POs; French Equatorial Africa; 1942 de Gaulle 80c (2), 1f green &
  blue, and 1f50, each affixed to postcard of his visit to Brazzaville, and only sold thus.
  Unused, but with some marks/rubs. Cat.c.£80. for unused. .. .. 15.
 ** --; French Southern and Antarctic Territories; see Covers (Antarctic) for Kerguelen.
 193 --; Indo-China; 1922-44 hundreds of mint stamps in part sheets. Cat.£100s. .. 20.
 194 --; --; 1900-45 mint (mainly u.m.) seln. on stockleaf inc. some fourblocks. S.t.c.£50. 10.
 195 --; Indo-Chinese POs in China; seln. of 22 different mint inc. Kwangchow 1919 4pi (cat.
  £21.). Total s.t.c. c.£75. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 196 German Area; stockbook of mainly Germany, and occupations of Bohemia & Moravia,
  Poland, plus some others such as Luxembourg. (c.1,250, with dupl.) þ .. 50.
 197 --; a generally similar stockbook, but slightly smaller range with less dupl. (c.350) þ 32.
 198 German States; Bavaria; 1849-1920 used seln. on stockleaf, s.t.c.£96. (c.75) .. 10.
 199 --; Saxony; 1863-67 ½ngr complete u.m. sheet of 100. (Cat.£80. as cheapest singles) 15.
 200 Germany; 1878-1948 used seln. on stockleaves with some slightly better values, s.t.c.£197.
  (278) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 201 --; Hindenburg Memorial set (6) unmounted mint, cat.£100. .. .. 24.
 202 --; 1936 Summer Olympics set (8) on souvenir page with Kiel (sailing) special cancel, and a
  similar page with Berlin stadium cancels. Each sheet folded (clear of stamps) (stamps cat.£32.) 10.

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 203 Germany; 1937 Hitler’s Culture Fund miniature sheet (perforated) fine u.m., cat.£55. 15.
 204 --; a similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 205 --; 1940-44 bundle of Feldpost covers, some variety of marks, mixed quality. (50) 28.
 206 --; 1945 12th Anniv. 12+38pf (SG 897 – Troopers design) imperf u.m. – 3 six-blocks and 1
  three-strip. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 207 --; a stockbook of mainly used W.Germany (many modern commems), another of mainly
  m. & u. W.Germany up to about 1970s, and a printed album with smaller range of W. &
  E.Germany inc. a few better early W.G. (100s) þ .. .. .. 20.
 208 --; French Zone (Baden) 1949 Freiburg imperf. set (4) m.m. (cat.c.£42. for u.m.); W.Germany
  1952 Youth Hostels set (2) l.m.m. (£38.), 1953 Science Museum 10+5pf m.m. (£25.); and
  W.Berlin 1953 Bell 30pf, 40pf m.m. (£72.) .. .. .. .. 28.
 209 --; East and West in a well-filled medium box of mint and used mainly 1960s-80s, inc. two
  albums, 3 stockbooks, 2 small boxes, and about 500 DDR philatelic covers from 1971-83. þ 50.
 210 --; Allied Occupation; French Zone (Baden); 1949 Engineers’ Congress 30pf with fake
  cancel. SG FB46 (cat.£22.m., £70. u.) .. .. .. .. 10.
 211 --; West Germany; 1949-54 small used seln. inc. 1949 Parliament set (2), Relief 30pf Wich-
  ern, 1951 Relief 30pf Pestalozzi, 1954 Relief set, etc. S.t.c.£350. Majority good/fine. (13) 40.
 212 --; --; very attractive u.m./f.u. collection of 1950s to late-1970s sets (inc. defins), m.s., and
  some booklets. Not complete, but very extensive and inc. good number of higher cat. earlier
  sets etc. (c.2,500/3,000) þ .. .. .. .. .. 65.
 213 --; --; mainly 1955 to mid-1980s used (110) and mint (30), plus some Berlin. .. 16.
 214 --; West Germany and West Berlin; 1970-79 u.m. colln. in printed album, fairly complete
  for the period. þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 215 --; West Berlin; 1948-78 used and 1952-78 mint (mainly u.m.). Fairly complete mint, some
  more gaps in the earlier issues, the used slightly more patchy. Many better, many sets. (100s) þ 50.
 216 --; --; 1949 Goethe set f.u. on philatelic cover, a little discoloured by sunlight. Cat.£205. 20.
 217 --; --; 1956-63 seln. of 66 Erstaggblatten (complete from 30.7.57 to 24.7.63), plus two West
  Germany (1959 Composers). (Five best items total cat. DM200+) þ .. .. 30.
 218 --; East Germany; 1949-79 mainly used colln. (c.t.o. and commercial) in album (100s) þ 20.
 219 --; --; 1949-51 seln. of seven u.m. sets, cat.£118. (12) .. .. .. 28.
 220 --; --; Official; interesting seln. of the Zentraler Kurierdienst stamps (some on cover), ZU and
  VD issues, etc. Good specialist material seldom seen. Some other defins also. High cat. 40.
 221 --; Unified; 1997 presentation folder of all issues for year each on page cancelled first day. þ 8.
 222 --; Cinderella; ten Hitler Head stamps with bogus mythical beast opt., and three pairs with
  fake Krakau postmarks. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 223 Gibraltar; 1866 ½d, 2d, 4d, 1886-87 2d, 2½d, 4d, 6d, 1/-, and 1889 surcharge 40c, 50c, good
  to fine mounted mint. Cat.£796. .. .. .. .. .. £110.
 224 Greenland; 1938-72 small mainly m.m. colln., inc. 1945 New York short set to 30ø, 1945
  BEFRIET 1ø, 5ø, 7ø, etc. (81) .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 225 --; 1995 Liberation set of three m.s. u.m. in presentation folder. .. .. 3.
 226 --; Cinderella; Thule; (1935-36) set (5) in imperf. pairs. Apparently from preparatory work
  for official reprints.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 227 Hong Kong; 1882-96 5c with wmk. Crown CA inverted g.u., SG 35aw, cat.£65.  15.
 228 Hungary; 1871-1979 mainly used colln. in Schaubek printed album. Whilst not complete
  there is a decent spread of earlier sets/odds plus good number of later c.t.o. sets. Also a few
  Ukraine. (c.2,300) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 45.
 229 --; 1981 Danube Commission – 12 imperf sets u.m. (in blocks of 4 and 8), and 9 imperf used
  sets (sixblocks, plus 3 x singles). Michel cat. €735. .. .. .. 40.
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 230 Iceland; 1876-1901 16a perf.14x13½ 16a used (hidden tear, cat.£30.), 40a green used (short
  corner, £120.), and 1902 Í GILDI 100a m.m. (£42.) .. .. .. 16.
 231 --; 1902 Í GILDI 25a (perf.12¾, red opt.) u.m. block of 36 (6x6). Cat.SKr.432. (= c.£39.) 10.
 232 --; Official; 1902 Í GILDI 20a perf.12¾ u.m. block of 50 (10x5), cat.SKr.600. (= c.£47.) 12.
 233 India; International Commission in Indo-China; four pairs used on pieces, each with
  different identified FPO cancel. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 234 --; Telegraph; 1865-82 set (12), and 1890 (10), plus odds, used (top halves) .. 6.
 235 Indian States; Idar; 1944 ½a, 1a, and 4a in complete booklets of 32 stamps (“Postage
  Tickets”) mint. Cat. as stamps £8.75 þ 32 = £280. Some rust marks. .. .. 75.
 236 Indonesia; m. & u. range in three stockbooks, mainly about 1950s/60s. (c.600) þ 10.
 237 Ireland; 1922 first opt. set (8, plus red opts. on 2½d, 4d) l.m.m. (the 9d u.m.), SG 1-9, cat.
  £41.75 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 238 --; 1922-23 Seahorse 2/6 g./f.u. (SG 64, cat.£55.), and 5/- used (repaired at top – SG 65
  cat.£120.)  .. .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 239 --; 1922-23 3-line opt. ½d to 2½d, 5d to 9d, 1/- m.m./l.m.m., cat.£29½ (9) .. 7.
 240 --; 1937 St. Patrick set (3) l.m.m. (5/- with colour slightly rubbed, and a couple of short perfs).
  SG 102-4 (cat.£425. for u.m.) .. .. .. .. .. 45.
 241 --; 1941 Easter Rising 2d l.m.m./3d u.m. (cat.£25.) .. .. .. 8.
 242 Israel; 1948-80 mainly used colln. in album (generally without tabs) with some dupl. (c.900).
  Also some extra duplicates. þ .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 243 --; 1950-73 colln. in two albums – one of used singles (generally used to min-1965, then
  u.m.), the other of u.m. fourblocks (from 1963), some dupl. (c.1,450) þ .. 24.
 244 --; 1974-81 (approx.) new issues as received from Israeli Philatelic Bureau – unaddressed
  FDCs, mint singles, mint fourblocks. Not checked, but must be reasonably complete for the
  period. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 245 Italian States; four mint and five used, all different, sold "as is".  .. .. 10.
 246 Italy; 1862-1950 mainly used colln. in album. A good general spread, with better stamps in
  places, e.g. 1863-65 2LIRE fair u., 1910 Naples/Sicily set (2) f.u., 1926 St. Francis 5+2.50 f.u.,
  1932 Dante set to 10LIRE (both) mixed m. & u., 1932 Fascist March set (20) mixed m. & u.,
  1934 Football set (9) mixed m. & u., 1935 Militia set (5) f.u., 1935 Bellini set (11) f.u., 1937
  Child Welfare set (16) mixed m. & u., 1937 Italians set (10) f.u., 1945-48 defin 30LIRE m.m.
  (toned), 1949 Roman Republic 100LIRE f.u., useful GNR and fasces opts on Segnatasse
  issues m.m., and others. Also a few States, and Vatican. Total s.t.c.£2,300+, and mainly fine.
  (700) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £280.
 247 Italian Colonies; 1893-1939 (approx.) attractive colln. in German printed album, of mainly
  f.u. stamps of Eritrea (112), Somalia (50), Cyrenaica (14), Libya (57), and a few others.
  Includes airs and p.dues, no dupl. Many stamps of reasonable value – large numbers cat. in
  pounds each, and inc. 1924 Manzoni 10c to 50c for Eritrea, Somalia and Cyrenaica, Somalia
  1934 Colonial set (12), Cyrenaica 1934 air set (6), Tripolitania 1934 Mogadiscio short set to
  2LIRE, etc. (264) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 248 Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika; 1922-27 4/- and 7/50 each optd. SPECIMEN, fine mounted,
  touch of toning on 7/50. SG 91s, 93s. .. .. .. .. 15.
 249 --; Postage Due; 1935 set (6) perforated horseshoe SPECIMEN fine lightly mounted.
  SG D7s-D12s, cat.£120. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 250 Korea (South); 19 packets each containing the same (?) 50 different u.m. stamps. þ 22.
 251 Leeward Islands; 1912-22 wmk. Mult Crown CA set (missing 4d), plus 5 shades, m.m.
  Cat.£80+ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 252 Luxembourg; 1859-63 30c imperf unused (no gum) (cat.£300/€360 for m.m.) tiny thin at top. 12.
 

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 253 Malaya; 1920s-50s interesting bundle of mainly local covers and cards. Stamps of FMS,
  Straits, States, etc. Some toning, and a few with punch-holes, but still worthwhile. (78) 30.
 254 --; 1969-72 small colln. of first day covers of Malaysia and States (28), and Singapore (13),
  the stamps s.t.c.£335. þ .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 255 --; Straits Settlements; 1883-91 24c blue-green, 32c, 96c m.m., plus 6c violet unused (part
  gum), and 12c m.m. (short corner). Cat.£153. .. .. .. .. 30.
 256 --; Kedah; 1921-32 40c type I f.u. (SG 35, cat.£45.), and $1 wmk. crown to right fair used
  (SG 37, cat.£65.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 257 --; Kelantan; 1921-28 $1 f.u., SG 23 cat.£75.  .. .. .. 26.
 258 --; --; 1921-28 set (13) overprinted SPECIMEN, fine mounted, SG 14s-23s, cat.£350. Couple
  with slight toning. .. .. .. .. .. .. 75.
 259 Malta; 1922-26 defin set to 10/- m.m. mainly fine (slight toning on 10/-). Cat.£118. (16) 22.
 260 Manchukuo; 1932-37 small used colln. (42) .. .. .. .. 4.
 261 Mauritius; 1848-59 1d orange on thin bluish paper attractive f.u. Four margins (close here
  and there), tiniest thin at one corner. Bühler certification mark. Minimum cat.£375. [view image] 90.
 262 --; 1948 S.Wedding 5c m.m., 10r v.f.u., cat.£22. .. .. .. 8.
 263 Netherlands; 1867-1920s used seln. on stockleaf, s.t.c.£87. (48 different) .. 4.
 264 New Guinea; 1915-23 useful m. & u. range of the North West Pacific Islands overprints on
  stockleaf, mainly good/fine. Comprises 1915-16 1d (3), 2d, 4d (2), 9d, 1/-, and 1918-23 ½d
  (6), 1d (8), 2d (7), 2½d (6), 3d (5), 4d (2), 6d (5), 1/-. Minimum cat.£242. .. 50.
 265 New Zealand; 1857-1909 small colln. on three pages, from 13 mainly used Chalons, better
  values in 1874-1900 QV, a few mint 1898 etc. pictorials, etc. (123) .. .. £150.
 266 --; 1872 Chalon 4d orange-yellow unwatermarked (SG 139). An attractive f.u. example,
  repaired at upper-right. Single cancel at foot, couple of short perfs, but still a striking example
  of a scarce value. Cat.£650. [view image] .. .. .. .. .. 80.
 267 --; 1938-44 and 1947-52 KG6 seln. of 12 counter coil pairs l.m.m., all different in some way. 8.
 268 --; 1953-59 defin set (16) l.m.m. (small tear on 1/-) (cat.£100. for u.m.) .. 15.
 269 --; 1960-66 u.m. sixblocks of ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d (2), 4d, 6d, and 8d, all showing characteristics
  of the Chambon perforations. Scarce and esoteric.  .. .. .. 15.
 270 --; three stockbooks of early to modern largely used. A mix of common stamps with dupl.,
  though with many medium values scattered through. (100s) Also some mint on stockcards
  inc. modern coil pairs and better defins. þ .. .. .. .. 35.
 271 --; Officials; 1938-51 and 1947-49 m.m. seln. of values, s.t.c.£166. (14) .. 18.
 272 --; --; 1940 Centennial set (11) l.m.m./m.m. (cat.£160. for u.m.) .. .. 30.
 273 Nigeria; 1936 £1 f.u. but partly flattened diagonal crease. SG 45, cat.£150. .. 30.
 274 North Borneo; 1961 defin set (16) heavily mounted mint (cat.£100. for u.m.) .. 15.
 275 Northern Rhodesia; 1953 defin set (14) l.m.m. (cat.£40. for u.m.) .. .. 8.
 276 Norway; 1855 Lion 4sk good used with large margins, heavyish “165” cancel. Cat.£75. 22.
 277 --; 1856-60 Oscar 3sk f.u., cat.£42. (Also a poorer 4sk). .. .. .. 10.
 278 --; 1906-8 Haakon 1½kr g.u. (20mm type) SG 128 cat.£60. (Also 1909 2kr fair u.) 10.
 279 --; 1900s-80s small bundle of commercial covers and cards (c.30); and 1955-85 seln. of
  FDCs (39). Also four other Scandinavian. .. .. .. .. 15.
 280 --; 1941 Norwegian Legion 20+80ø u.m. (SG cat.£19. for m.m., Facit SKr.600. for u.m.) 12.
 281 --; 1981-88 colln. of unaddressed maximum cards, mainly in sets, defins and commems, all
  different. (91) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 16.
 282 --; 1989-95 colln. of FDCs in over-filled album (82) þ .. .. .. 20.
 283 Nyasaland; 1913-19 £1 g.u. – partly flattened horizontal crease. SG 98, cat.£140. 30.
 284 Papua; 1901-5 horiz. wmk. 1d, 6d f.u., vert. wmk. ½d, 1d m.m., cat.£55. .. 15.
 285 --; 1906-7 overprinted 1/- SG 19, ½d, 1d, 6d SG 38, 39, 43 l.m.m./m.m., cat.£57.  12.

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 286 Papua; 1907-32 useful m. & u. range of lithographed Lakatois with values to 2/6, 5/-. Mainly
  good/fine. Cat.approx.£290. (52) .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 287 --; 1934 Protectorate set (4) l.m.m., cat.£14., also 2d f.u. (£3) .. .. 5.
 288 --; Official; 1931-32 OS opts. on ½d, 1d, 1½d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6d l.m.m./m.m., cat.£21.40, also
  two perfins used. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 289 Poland; 1941-42 Hitler – 15 imperf. values u.m. .. .. .. 8.
 290 Portugal; 1855-1966 m. & u. colln. in album. Starts with a nice seln. of the early issues, inc.
  1866-67 10r, 20r, 50r, 100r used, 1867-70 100r mint, 1910 500r, 1000r mint, 1910-12 opt.
  set used, 1911-12 300r surch. f.u., 1941 Costumes set m., etc. Total s.t.c.£2,200. (c.1,000) þ £320.
 291 --; 1855-1944 used range on stockleaf inc. a few medium values, s.t.c.£160 (50), mainly
  good/fine.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 292 Qatar; 1984 packet of 225 of the 10r value used, mainly good to fine, cat.£5.25 each = £1180. 30.
 293 Rhodesia; 1892-1909 mainly mint seln. on stockcard inc. 1892-93 5/- fair m.m., 1892-94 3/-
  damaged m.m., various 1896 Arms, 1898-1908 values to 5/-, etc. Various faults. S.t.c.£515.
  (26) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 294 --; 1922-24 Admiral 3/- perf.15 u.m. corner marginal (l.m.m. on margin). SG 320 (cat.£130.
  for m.m.) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 50.
 295 Russia/USSR; 1890-1920 (approx.) small m. & u. seln. on a few pages (c.140) .. 8.
 296 Saint Helena; 1903 (1911) unissued 1d red with SPECIMEN opt. Sound, with large part gum,
  couple short perfs at top. Cat.£300.  [view image]  .. .. .. .. 40.
 297 --; 1922 single colour set (3) m.m., SG 89-91, cat.£26. .. .. .. 8.
 298 Saint Lucia; 1936 pictorial set (12) l.m.m. (very lightly hinged), cat.£60. .. 20.
 299 Samoa; 1920 Victory set (6) m.m. (½d with rough perfs.), cat.£28. .. .. 8.
 300 San Marino; 1923-59 u.m. seln., mainly in sets, all different, inc. 1949 Garibaldi postage (8)
  and a few better airs. (113) .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 301 Seychelles; 1890-1932 mainly mint range on stockleaf of QV (25), KE7 (11), KG5 (35), inc.
  some useful values. .. .. .. .. .. .. 32.
 302 --; 1938-49 defin 75c slate blue, and 1r yellow-green, l.m.m. (cat.£185. for u.m.)  24.
 303 --; 1946 Victory set (2) in u.m. sheets of 60, the 30c with one “Lamp on Mast” variety. Cat.
  c.£32. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 304 --; 1952 defin set (14) u.m., cat.£45. .. .. .. .. 15.
 305 --; 1954-61 defin set (19, plus 9c, 10c shades) l.m.m./u.m. (cat.£63 for u.m.) .. 14.
 306 --; 1954-61 defin set (missing 5c) f./v.f.u., cat.£37.70 .. .. .. 12.
 307 --; 1954-61 defins – 3 fourblocks and 2 pairs, each showing a variety. .. 5.
 308 --; 1954-61 seln. of defins – most values to 5r, 10r, in l.m.m./u.m. singles and/or pairs; also
  some 1957 surcharge varieties, a few f.u. to 10r, and 3 covers. .. .. 30.
 309 --; 1957 5c on 45c upper and lower half sheets from 1st setting, and sheet from 2nd setting, inc.
  the various varieties. All mint, mainly fine. .. .. .. .. 15.
 310 --; 1965-75 mint sheets of four low value commems. .. .. .. 4.
 311 --; Booklets; 1979-81 complete set of the 11 different booklets (SG SB1-3 c.t.o., SB4-11
  mint); also 3 ZES bkts. mint. Cat. c.£120. (for mint) .. .. .. 30.
 312 Sierra Leone; 1884-91 ½d dull green m.m. with inverted watermark, SG 27w, cat.£160. Tiny
  spot on neck. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 313 --; 1933 Wilberforce £1 perforated horseshoe SPECIMEN, but with c.d.s. cancel also – status
  therefore slightly uncertain (though the basic stamp certainly genuine). SG 180 (normal used
  stamp cat.£400.) .. .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 314 Singapore; 1985-89 Insects Leigh-Mardon 10c (35), and 20c (35), all u.m. in blocks. SG
  492a, 494a, cat.£472½ .. .. .. .. .. 35.
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 315 Slesvig; 1920 “1.ZONE” overprint complete u.m. sheet of 100 of 5ø, including 4 different
  identified positional varieties; a similar sheet of 7ø (4 varieties), of 15ø (6 varieties), and of
  20ø (5 varieties). Basic stamps cat.20p each = £60. Illustrations and descriptions of
  varieties accompany. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 316 South Africa; Cape of Good Hope; page with used triangular 1d (5), 4d (4), 6d (3), and
  apparently unused 1/- (2). Poor to fine. .. .. .. .. 45.
 317 --; --; triangular 1d (3) and 4d (4) fair to fine used. .. .. .. 20.
 318 --; Natal; 1902-3 £10 overprinted SPECIMEN fine with full gum, mounted. SG 145as, cat.
  £200. (The stamp without opt. cat.£6,500.) [view image] .. .. .. £100.
 319 --; Transvaal; 1877-79 VR opt. imperf. 3d on buff, 3d on green (VR, small thin), and 3d on
  green (VR, small thin), fair/fine used. SG 118, 119, 119e, cat.£101. .. .. 14.
 320 South Africa; 1935 S.Jubilee ½d m.m. pair, 1d split m.m. pair, and 3d m.m. pair, each
  showing one “cleft skull” variety (the 3d variety with short corner). Cat.approx.£47. 6.
 321 --; 1980s seln. of maxi cards (approx. 14 sets) þ .. .. .. 3.
 ** --; see also Covers (Antarctic).
 322 Southern Rhodesia; 1964 defin set (14) u.m., cat.£40. .. .. .. 12.
 323 Spain; 1930-70 (approx.) highly duplicated cheap stamps in packed home-made stockbook
  and bag of stockleaves. Mainly defins. (1,000s) þ .. .. .. 10.
 324 --; 1960-65 unmounted mint stock in stockalbum, usually with some duplication. Also just a
  few earlier. S.t.c.£500. (100s) þ .. .. .. .. .. 90.
 325 Swaziland; 1933 defin set (10) m.m., gum quite heavily toned, gum thin on 10/-, cat.£120. 10.
 326 Sweden; 1858 Arms 9ø good sound used (centred to upper right), small printing flaw at left
  of value tablet. SG 7 cat.£180. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 327 --; 1858-89 small used seln., cat.£279. but in mixed quality (15) .. .. 10.
 328 --; album of part booklets, m. & u. pairs and blocks (mainly from booklets c.1950s/60s), plus
  a few other Scandinavian stamps. (c.600) .. .. .. .. 16.
 329 --; 1966-80 colln. of FDCs in two albums (plain official covers), mainly fine (173) þ 22.
 330 --; 1994, and 1996 to 2000, year packs of stamps. Face value estimated SKr.1,600. Some
  plastic wrappers split. .. .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 331 Switzerland; 1881-1969 m. & u. seln. of defins and commems on pages, mainly in four-
  blocks (346). Includes attractive f.u. fourblocks of 1914 high values. A few UN (Geneva)
  also (48). .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 332 --; 1907-88 (approx.) m. & u. accum. in four large and two medium stockbooks. Useful dupl.
  (some fourblocks) inc. tête-bêche pairs, p.dues, officials, frama labels. Strength is post-1945
  inc. some modern c.t.o. commems. (c.1,700) þ .. .. .. 50.
 333 --; 1942 National Fete miniature sheet fine used on piece. Cat. €300. Slightly rubbed at right
  edge. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 334 --; stockbook with main value in some 1960s-70s u.m. sets etc. (c.450) þ .. 15.
 335 --; Booklets; 1957-96 two each of 1957 to 1977 Pro Juventute bkts. mint, plus seln. of others
  (mint or c.t.o.). Cat. approx.£240. (63) þ .. .. .. .. 40.
 336 --; Cinderella; packet of local revenues, railway stamps, exhibition labels, etc., with dupli-
  cation. (c.260) .. .. .. .. .. .. 24.
 ** --; see also Postcards.
 337 Thailand; 1880s-1920s mainly used colln. on a few pages (c.120) .. .. 8.
 338 Tierra del Fuego; 1891 10c m.m., cat.£12. .. .. .. .. 4.
 339 Tristan da Cunha; 1952-85 m. & u. colln. on stockleaves, with 1952 opt. set (12) u.m.
  (certification marks on top two values), approx. 40 f.u. sets from 1970s/80s, 7 f.u. miniature
  sheets, two signed FDCs, etc. (235, 7 m.s., 2 covers, 1 bkt.) .. .. 45.
 340 --; 1954 defin set (14), 1960 set (14), 1961 set (13) m.m. (cat.£190. for u.m.), and 1971 surch.
  set (12) u.m. (cat.£12.) .. .. .. .. .. 35.
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 341 Tristan da Cunha; 1955 cover with 6d defin cancelled Gough Island c.d.s., with GOUGH
  ISLAND/SCIENTIFIC SURVEY/1955-1956 cachet at left. .. .. .. 4.
 342 Turkey; 1865-1971 mainly used range in folder, with some dupl. (c.800) þ .. 22.
 343 --; approx. 1900-25 (?) seln. of parcel despatch cards, plus other  receipts, etc., most with
  adhesive stamps (postal or fiscal). (39 items) .. .. .. .. 18.
 344 United Nations; 1951-92 extensive collection comprising; mainly 1956-92 fourblocks in two
  White Ace albums, and 3-volume White Ace with mint 1951-92 singles (about 80% complete,
  u.m. after about 1979). þ .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 345 --; 1951-82 and 1994-2000 in box comprising; stockbook of u.m. – over 1,000 stamps and
  m.s. with some dupl. (also a few USA); and over 30 different packets the majority having
  mint stamps and FDC of the same issue – endangered species and flags noticed. þ 30.
 346 --; 1976-79 album of FDCs with one stamp per cover (31 NY, 27 Geneva, 4 Vienna) þ 8.
 347 United States of America; 1861-1976 small album of 1861-1938 used (with a few slightly
  better commems and back-of-book), and a printed album of straightforward 1958-76 used.
  (c.750) þ  .. .. .. .. .. .. 18.
 348 --; 1913-59 small stockbook with mint seln. (mixed m.m./u.m.) of often better commems and
  defins. A few Canal Zone, Philippines etc. also, some special delivery, useful light dupl.
  (217) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16.
 349 --; 1943 Flags of Oppressed Nations – 116 packets, each with marginal sixblock with country
  name in margin, u.m. but toned. 5 of the 13 countries missing. .. .. 20.
 350 --; 1968-89 seln. of year packs (1968-75) and other items, mint face value $19.50, some dupl-
  ication (15 items) þ .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 351 --; Covers; 1829 (one) to 1960 small box of mixed covers, majority before 1910. (60+) þ 15.
 352 --; --; 1856-90 (approx.) box of covers, mainly to Hartford Conn., a few unstamped. Mixed
  stamps and postmarks. (c.195) þ .. .. .. .. .. 26.
 353 --; --; 1918-19 seln. of covers (some with contents) from troops serving with American
  Expeditionary Force in France, with a variety of postal and censor markings. (26) 24.
 354 --; --; 1850-1970 (approx.) box of mainly middle period commercial covers and cards (inc.
  1900s-30s greetings and comic cards). (100s) þ .. .. .. 18.
 355 --; Booklets; SG nos SB173, 184, 189, and bkt. of 20 of SG 3047. Cat.£53. .. 10.
 356 --; Postage Material; packets with 2c, 3c, 4c values mainly in plate fourblocks. Face $40± þ 12.
 357 --; Postal Stationery; 1873-1987 (Approx.) four albums of unused and used items inc. busi-
  ness reply envelopes. Most interest in early items. (c.350) Also a few cheap stamps. þ 30.
 358 --; --; bundle of mainly mint covers and cards, apparently all different (c.72)  .. 6.
 359 --; First Day Covers; 1948-93 colln. in three large cartons, mainly of Postal Commemorative
  Society FDCs in 17 printed albums, plus 7 other albums. Also some postal stationery, comm-
  ercial covers, and just a few other countries. (c.2,400) þ  .. .. 60.
 360 --; --; 1995 Marilyn Monroe sheet of 20 on card cancelled first day with special Universal
  Studios pmk., in presentation folder (from Day of Issue Ceremony). .. .. 4.
 361 --; --; a similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4.
 362 --; Souvenir Pages; 1972-91 four albums with pages as issued by US Post Office (c.600);
  also some philatelic exhibition cards, etc. þ .. .. .. .. 60.
 363 --; Cinderella; seln. of 45 different locals, most probably reprints/remainders. .. 10.
 364 --; --; complete roll of 500 FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY labels, in wrapper. þ  8.
 365 Vatican City; 1929-66 m.m. colln. in printed album. Includes 1933 Holy Year set, 1947 Air
  set (7), 1949 Basilicas set (10), 1958 Brussels m.s., and many other cheaper sets and odds.
  (c.475) þ  .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 366 --; 1935 Juridical set (6) m.m., cat.£57. .. .. .. .. 12.
 367 --; 1939-91 u.m. (a few earlier m.m.) seln. in packets, mostly sets with several fourblocks.
  Little dupl. (c.1,080) .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
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 368 Vietnam; 1954 defin set (missing 80c) u.m. (toned), cat.£32. .. .. 6.
 369 --; North Vietnam; seln. of mainly u.m. sets about 1960s (no gum, as issued), s.t.c.£117. (50) 16.

United Kingdom

 370 1840 1d black NH fine used – 3 good margins (left side just cut into), neat red MC cancel. 20.
 371 1847-54 embossed 6d f.u. (cut square but into), and 10d g.u. cut to shape but with margins.
  Cat.£625 and £800. .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 372 1854-57 2d blue (wmk. Small Crown, perf.16) with inverted watermark, good sound used.
  SG 19Wi, cat.£175. .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 373 1855-57 no corner letters 4d (wmk. large garter), 6d, 1/- average used (sound, but a few
  trimmed perfs). Cat.£395. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 374 1858-79 penny red plates; virtually complete run of plate numbers, appearing to be missing
  only nos. 77, 81, 82, 132, 133, 141, and 225. Cat.£1,000+, poor to fine used. (145) 65.
 375 1862-64 small corner letters basic set (5) average sound used. Minimum cat.£790. 40.
 376 1865-67 large white letters 3d, 4d, 6d, 1/- average sound used (1/- trimmed), cat.£370. 15.
 377 1867-80 large white letters 3d plate 6 g.u. (tiny tear, cat.£40.), 6d with hyphen (£75., perfs
  trimmed), 6d no hyphen plate 8 f.u. (£65.), 9d sound used (£190., heavy cancel), 10d plate 1
  g.u. (£250.), 1/- plate 4 g.u. (£32., few short perfs), and 2/- plate 1 g.u. (£125.). Total cat.£777. 90.
 378 1867-83 £5 orange (watermark Anchors, white paper) used. A good medium example.
  Initially attractive, with a single MANCHESTER/ACCOUNTS cancel (7 Sep. 1897), but the main
  fault is trimmed perfs at right (which have been repaired) and a few rough perfs at foot.
  Other minor creases etc. SG 137, cat.£2,750. [view image] .. .. .. £450.
 379 1872-73 large white letters 6d pale chestnut unused (no gum) – straight edge at right (cat.
  £500. for mint). .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 380 1873-80 2½d plate 1 on blued paper g.u., SG 138, cat.£90. .. .. 18.
 381 1873-80 coloured letters 2½d plate 2 g.u. (cat.£75.), 2½d plate 9 g.u. (£40.), 3d plate 16 g.u.
  (£35.), 4d sage-green plate 15 fair used (£200., heavy used, few short perfs), 6d plate 16 g.u.
  (£50.), 8d g.u. (£250.), and 1/- plate 11 poor used (£80., heavy cancel, trimmed). Total
  cat.£730. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 70.
 382 1873-80 1/- orange-brown plate 13 good sound used, SG 151, cat.£400. .. 40.
 383 1880-83 wmk. Crown 2½d plate 23, 3d plate 20, 6d plate 17, g./f.u., cat.£185. .. 20.
 384 1880-83 wmk. Crown poor to fine used examples of the 3d on 3d, 4d plate 18, 6d on 6d, and
  1/- plate 14. Cat.£365. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 385 1883-84 2/6 poor used, 5/- f.u., 10/- poor u. Cat.£125., £180., and £400. .. 30.
 386 1883-84 “Lilac & Green” set (excluding 9d) mixed used, generally sound. Cat.£954. 30.
 387 1884 £1 brown-lilac watermark three crowns, sound used. Physically fine, decent perfs, etc.,
  but heavy cancel. SG 185 cat.£1,900.  [view image]  .. .. .. .. £140.
 388 1887-1900 “Jubilee” basic set (14) average used (all sound except for 4½d creases, and 1/-
  bicoloured tear). Cat.£500. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 389 1887-1900 2½d – 500 used examples in packet, cat.£1,500. .. .. 20.
 390 1902-13 KE7 basic set ½d to 5/- used. Generally fair average to 1/-, the 2/6, 5/- poor/fair.
  Cat.£480.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 391 1902-13 (1911-13) 7d slate-grey v.f.u., cat.£22. .. .. .. 10.
 392 1902-13 (1911) perf.15þ14 1d, 2½d, 4d g./f.u., cat.£45. .. .. .. 10.
 393 Three stamp-sized labels, gummed and with Imperial Crown watermark, printed diagonally
  CANCELLED (two in red, one in green), one showing paper join. Probably test stamps for
  coils. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 394 1913-19 Seahorses 2/6 yellow-brown (SG 406, cat.£190.), 5/- rose-red (SG 416, £100.), and
  10/- indigo-blue (SG 402, £375.) average/good/sound used. .. .. 40.
 395 1924 Wembley set g./f.u., cat.£26., and 1925 Wembley 1½d g./f.u. cat.£70. .. 22.
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  United Kingdom, continued.
 396 1934-36 1d sideways wmk. u.m., SG 440c cat.£25. .. .. .. 8.
 397 1937-47 defin ½d, 1d, 2d, 2½d with sideways wmks., u.m., cat.£155½ .. 50.
 398 1948 S.Wedding £1 f.u. cat.£38. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 399 1952-73 used colln. in album, with many sets. (100s) þ  .. .. 10.
 400 1955-58 1½d, 2d (both), 2½d, and 3d with sideways wmks v.f.u., cat.£23.90 .. 7.
 401 1957 graphite set (6) v.f.u., cat.£10½ .. .. .. .. 4.
 402 1958-61 graphite ½d (wmk. upright), 1d, 1½d (wmk. upright, centred upper-right), 2d, 2½d
  (discoloured), 3d, 4d, 4½d v.f.u. Cat.£112. .. .. .. .. 26.
 403 1959-68 De La Rue Castles set (4) fine m.m. (cat.£180. for u.m.) .. .. 30.
 404 1962 NPY phosphor set (3) v.f.u. (1/3 centred left), cat.£20. .. .. 5.
 405 1963 Red Cross set in u.m. corner blocks of eight with traffic lights. (1/3 off-centre) cat.£36. 9.
 406 1993 Britannia £10 u.m. (cat.£26.), plus another f.u. (tiniest thin, cat.£12.) .. 10.
 407 Departmental Issues (“Officials”); Inland Revenue; (1880-81) ½d, 1d, 6d, (1884-88) ½d,
  (1887-92) ½d, 2½d, 1/- (small thin), KE7 ½d, 1d. Average sound used. Cat.£206½ 24.
 408 --; Army; QV ½d (both), 1d, 2½d, KE7 1d, g./f.u., cat.£12½ .. .. 4.
 409 --; Government Parcels; 1887-90 1½d, 6d, 9d, 1/-, 1891-1900 1d, 2d, 1902 2d, mixed used.
  Cat.£156. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 410 --; Board of Education; 1902-4 ½d g.u., cat.£30. .. .. .. 8.
 411 --; Admiralty; 1903 1d, 2d (faded), 2½d, sound used, cat.£129. .. .. 20.
 412 Postage Dues; 1914-22 Simple Cypher 1d, 1½d, 2d, 3d, 5d g./f.u., cat.£24.75 .. 8.
 413 --; 1924-31 Block Cypher 1½d l.m.m., SG D12 cat.£45. .. .. .. 15.
 414 --; 1924-31 Block Cypher ½d, 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d (one short corner perf), 1/- g./f.u., cat.£33½ 6.
 415 --; 1936-37 E8R 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, 2/6 f.u./v.f.u., cat.£81. .. .. 22.
 416 --; 1951-52 new colours set (5) l.m.m. (cat.£70. for u.m.)  .. .. 18.
 417 --; 1954-55 Tudor Crown set (6) l.m.m. (cat.£200. for u.m.) .. .. 40.
 418 --; 1955-57 Edward Crown set (10) l.m.m. (except that the 2/6 is f.u.) (set cat.£375. for u.m.;
  the 2/6 is £150. mint, £10 u., therefore cat. of lot £235.)  .. .. 50.
 419 --; 1968-69 no wmk. set (6) u.m., cat.£7½ .. .. .. .. 3.
 ** --; note that all of these postage due lots have had their watermarks checked by ourselves.
 420 Booklets; 1980 Wedgwood £3 – three complete, all with stamps c.t.o. .. 5.
 421 Presentation Packs; 1981-88 collection of Harrison’s commemorative presentation packs.
  (37, all different) Produced in quite small numbers for promotional and presentation
  purposes, and usually sell retail at about £7 to £10 each. þ .. .. 75.
 422 Post Office Year Books; 1985 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£35. .. 12.
 423 --; 1986 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£35. .. .. .. 10.
 424 --; 1987 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£40. .. .. .. 10.
 425 --; 1988 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£40. .. .. .. 10.
 426 --; 1989 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£42. .. .. .. 10.
 427 --; 1990 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£55. .. .. .. 10.
 428 --; 1991 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£60. .. .. .. 12.
 429 --; 1992 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£60. .. .. .. 12.
 430 --; 1993 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£65. .. .. .. 12.
 431 --; 1994 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£60. .. .. .. 14.
 432 --; 1995 Year Book complete and fine, cat.£60. .. .. .. 14.
 433 U.K. First Day Covers; 1958 Country Stamps (August) set of six þ 3d FDCs, plus extra for
  Guernsey, and (September) 3d/6d FDCs for N.Ireland (2), Scotland (4), Wales (2). All illus.
  with written or typed addresses. Cat.£335. (Bradbury) .. .. .. 45.
 434 --; 1953 Coronation set on fair (written, opened) illus fdc to Israel, and 1964 Shakespeare
  ord. set on better (printed address) fdc. Also u.m. 1953 Coronation set. .. 5.
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  United Kingdom, continued.
 435 U.K. First Day Covers; 1970-79 album of illus. (rubber-stamp address) FDCs (76), plus a
  small album with mixed world covers. .. .. .. .. 13.
 436 --; 1971-80 (and one 1961) bundle of mixed covers – mixed types and addressing (50) 10.
 437 U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1890 Penny Postage Jubilee 1d envelope with the S.Kens-
  ington special handstamp (heavily toned). Contains the normal insert card, and interesting
  press cutting about the Postal Conversazione. .. .. .. .. 4.
 438 --; collection on pages of postmarks, mainly about 1940s-70s (but with a fair number earlier),
  mainly on piece, and sorted by county, town, etc., of Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland
  (plus a few foreign also). Good range of local marks seen. (Many 100s) þ .. 30.
 439 --; 1980-81 eight National Trust souvenir St. Kilda covers or cards, fair variety.  10.
 440 --; 1988-2002 five postcards with eight different St. Kilda cachets or postmarks.  6.
 441 U.K. Postage Material; bundle of decimal p.packs and similar, a few booklets, etc. (face
  value £30.60), plus some postage dues inc. 1982 pack (2). þ þ .. .. 30.
 442 --; u.m. blocks of country stamps, face £39.57 þ .. .. .. 30.
 443 Jersey; 1943-44 Views set (6) f.u./v.f.u., cat.£15. .. .. .. 6.
 444 --; 1969 defin set (15) u.m., cat.£16. .. .. .. .. 5.
 445 U.K. Perfins; selection on three stockleaves with good variety. Comprises QV (75), KE7
  (50), KG5 (106), KG6 (38), QE pre-decimal (100), and decimal (60). Large percentage are
  not standard inland letter rates.  .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 446 --; a similar lot of QV (70), KE7 (50), KG5 (90), KE8 (5), KG6 (60), QE pre-decimal (85),
  and decimal (75). Similar mix of values. .. .. .. .. 40.
 447 --; little seln. of better or more unusual stamps with perfins, comprising QV ½d plate, 2d
  plates (2), 1867-83 5/- (wmk. maltese cross, faults), 1880-83 4d, 1883-84 4d, “Jubilee” 4½d,
  10d, 1/- green (2), 1/- bicolour, KE7 1/- (4), 2/6, Seahorses 2/6 (2 diff.), 1924 Wembley 1d,
  1929 PUC 2½d (2). Cat. approx.£1,350 for normal stamps. (21) .. .. 30.
 448 --; stockbook containing QV (128), KE7 (76), KG5 (33), KE8 (13), KG6 (11), QE pre-
  decimal (41), and decimal (c.200). Mainly low values, but some others.; also a few foreign,
  plus a few postcards with perfins (5 UK, 1 India) þ .. .. .. 26.
 449 --; packet with mixed QE pre-decimal  (c.100) and decimal (c.300). .. .. 10.
 450 Forgeries; fake ADMIRALTY/OFFICIAL overprints on KE7 ½d, 1½d used. .. 4.
 451 U.K. Wholesale; box with 400 pieces cut from 1960s-80s first day covers, each piece with
  complete commem set. (Includes miniature sheets, no single stamp sets or defins). Excellent
  source for fine used sets. þ .. .. .. .. .. 75.
 452 U.K. Mixed Lots; 1840-1986 mainly used colln., from 1840 1d and 2d (both cut close, fair),
  embossed 10d, mixed other Victorian inc. a few high values, later periods fairly standard but
  with some high values. þ .. .. .. .. .. £100.
 453 --; 1858-1980s mainly used range in stockbook with numerous higher-catalogued stamps.
  QV with surface-printed, various Jubilees dupl. to 1/-, KE7 to 9d (6), 10d (5), 1/- (10), 2/6
  (3), other high values in KG5, KG6, QE. (1,000+) þ .. .. .. 65.
 454 --; hundreds of mainly used 1841-1981. Includes 2d blues, seahorses, duplicated KG6 and
  Castles high values. Also a few Commonwealth. þ .. .. .. 50.
 455 --; 182 priced album pages of decimal issues, PTSA £140. (Unsolds from our own shop stock.
  We think priced sensibly . . . . but not sold . . . .) þ .. .. .. 35.
 456 --; accum. in packets etc. A few QV penny plates, otherwise mainly QE. Decent range of
  1960s commem sets (none of the better phos.), Wildings (inc. wmk. variations), and various
  other mint/used odds, Cooks booklet, and so on. (100s) .. .. .. 15.
 
 

THE END OF THE SALE
© Robert Murray 2003

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


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

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

€uro Currency; We are now happy to accept Euro cash payments in our shop. We display our rate beside the counter. We normally allow the market rate rounded down to the next whole penny (which is probably better than your bank will give you). You can also pay for auction lots in Euro banknotes (postal customers please confirm before sending). We cannot yet take auction bids or cheques in Euros.
 
 
 
NORMAL BIDDING STEPS
We list here our normal bid steps for your information. This may be of help to bidders who are unable to
attend the sale, as any written bids received which do not fit our normal pattern would usually be taken
down to the next normal step. (We keep to these increments as much as possible, but do sometimes
change if circumstances make it desirable.)
Up to £20, bids are in £1 steps. From £20 to £30, bids are in £2 steps.
From £30 to £50, bids are in £2 or £3 steps (i.e. £30, £32, £35, £38, £40, £42, £45, £48, £50).
From £50 to £100 in £5 steps. From £100 to £200, bids are in £10 steps.
From £200 to £300, bids are in £20 steps.
From £300 to £500, bids are in £20 or £30, and above this in 5% to 10% steps.

Abbreviations; a list of abbreviations 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
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor)                  m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. "Stamps of the World" catalogue            inc. including
t Smaller bid steps accepted                               PTSA priced to sell at
c.d.s. circular datestamp                                    bkt. booklet
lvs. album leaves                                               p.stat. postal stationery
c. circa (usually approximate quantity)      þ earlier viewing of lot on auction day

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THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BID;
In Person. This is a public auction, and bids are made in the traditional manners.
Bids by post. Please use the Bid Form supplied, and send first class.
Telephone bids will be accepted at any time before the sale (but the earlier the better). These bids should be confirmed in writing, even if the written confirmation will not reach us until after the auction. A mobile number (07974 962649) can be called on the evening of sale only.
Fax bids should be sent to us on 0131.478 7021. Please use the bid form that comes with your auction catalogue. Our machine will be operative during our stated opening hours from now until
the date of the sale. As well as this, it will operate 24-hours from 10am on Saturday 24 May
until 3pm on Monday 26 May. Please do not fax bids to us after that time.
E-mail bids should be sent to us at auction@stamp-shop.com at any time from the moment you receive this catalogue until 3pm on Monday 26 May. 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 stamps@blueyonder.co.uk in case of problems.)
 
 
CREDIT CARDS

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


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 26 May 2003

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

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

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

Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid                             Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BLOCK CAPITALS, PLEASE !
Name;

Address;

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

Telephone number;
 



FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS; Our next stamp auction will be on 23 June 2003.
 This auction is conducted according to the "Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale" (available
 if requested).
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (inclusive of global v.a.t.) will be added to the sale price of all lots.
Postal Bidders should remember that they may give alternative bids, or state a total spending limit.
 Telephone bids are accepted, but must later be confirmed in writing.
Material can be accepted at any time for inclusion in future sales. Our commission is 10% of the sale price, plus administration fee of 90p per lot + £4.25 per vendor (all plus v.a.t.). Full details on request.
 We DO NOT charge buyers a handling charge per lot, nor is there VAT added to any sale prices.
Please bid early. In the case of equal bids, the lot will be sold to the person whose bid was received first (unless free bidding in the room equals the top book-bid, although the Auctioneer will try to regulate the bidding in such a way as to avoid this).
 Apart from viewing the lots in person, you can get a better description of any lot, by telephoning or writing.
 (Photocopies are available, at a charge of 15p per copy plus postage.)
Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - bring items along on the night. We will try to sell them for you, at a charge of 10% + 25p (optional insurance 1% extra). Have a look at what’s on offer before and during the main auction. You can buy items outright or place a bid. (Larger lots delivered to our shop are charged £1 per lot entry fee.)
The annual subscription for our auction catalogues (paper copy) is currently £4 for inland addresses. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send us £4 with a note of your name and address. Regular bidders and buyers may qualify for free renewal. Rates abroad are EEC countries £4, other European countries £5, Overseas £8.
Successful postal bidders should note that postage stamps are not an acceptable means of paying your account.
 Prices realised for this sale will be published with our next catalogue. If you are not normally on our mailing list, the List of Prices Realised can be had by simply sending us a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can be put on our auction mailing list (see above).
The telephone number at the Stewart’s-Melville Pavilion is  0131.551 2331 or  0131.552 1515. On the evening of the sale only you can use our mobile telephone number 07974 962649 (at other times it is very seldom switched on, and we do not collect text messages or respond to "missed calls" on our mobile).
 Open Bids ("Buy Bids") are not normally accepted. If such bids are made, they will be taken to mean a bid of ten times the printed estimate.
Robert Murray
Scotland’s Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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