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Robert Murray
5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road,
Edinburgh, EH3 5PU


Tel. 0131 552 1220  ::  0131 478 7021  ::  0845 0500 886

POSTAL BID SALE

Meter Marks                            Monday 19 June 2006                Slogan Postmarks
                                                     Closing at 6.00pm

Catalogue of Postal Markings to be sold by Postal Bid Sale.

On view at Pavilion on afternoon and evening of sale (see details later in catalogue),
and at Shop during business hours (Tue, Thu, Fri 10am-6pm, Wed 2pm-9pm,
and Sat 10am-7pm) for one week prior to sale, or by appointment.



POSTAL AUCTION
OF
WORLD METER MARKS
AND
U.K. SLOGAN POSTMARKS

 

Closing time for bids 6pm Monday 19 June 2006
(i.e. allowing people attending the public Stamp Auction to collect any purchases).


This is an extensive and outstanding collection of this quite specialised area. Estimates have been made bearing in mind the fact that demand is quite limited, but it is possible that some individual lots may easily exceed their estimates.

 

All notes, rules, comments, and bid steps noted in the main Stamp Auction catalogue apply also to this sale, unless otherwise stated. You may use the bid form attached, or the bid form for the main Stamp Auction. Lots in this sale start at no. 601.

Viewing arrangements are the same as for the main auction (including most lots being at the normal auction view on 19 June). Full viewing details on page 3.

 

 

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Meters and Slogans, 19 June 2006           Page 2                                     Estimate.


                Meter Marks; Foreign Countries.
An average page will have about five to ten pieces, or one or two covers (fewer of these).

An average “full” album will have about 90 pages, therefore approx. 500+ pieces.
                                                        


601      World; mix on c.275 pages, of
            countries not listed in this section
           
as separate lots.
þ       ..                  30.
602      Argentina; half binder.
þ                  6.
603      Australia; 1½ binders.
þ                15.
604      Austria; 1 binder.
þ   ..                  10.
605      Belgium; 1 binder.
þ  ..                  10.
606      Brasil; 50 pages.         ..                    5.
607      Canada; 2 binders.
þ 20.
608
      Ceylon; 11 pages.       ..                    5.
609      Chile; 12 pages.          ..                    3.
610      Czechoslovakia; 16 pages.               3.
611      Denmark; 69 pages.   ..                    5.
612      Egypt; 15 pages.         ..                    3.
613      Finland; 23 pages.       ..                    4.
614      France; 2 binders (inc. just a few
            Colonies).
þ                ..                  20.
615      Germany; 4 binders.
þ                  30.
616      Greece; 30 pages.       ..                    4.
617      Hong Kong; 33 pages, inc. 1936
            cover with French 1936 Kobe a
            Marseille pmk., 1940 censor
            cover to Egypt, 1951 specimen
            card.                            ..                  15.
618      Hungary; 9 pages.      ..                    2.
619      India; 66 pages.          ..                    5.
620      Ireland; 3 binders.
þ  ..                  24.
621      Israel; 19 pages.         ..                    3.
622      Italy; 1 binder.
þ        ..                  10.
623      Jamaica; 12 pages.     ..                    3.
624      Japan; 40 pages.         ..                    5.
625      K.U.T.; 20 pages.        ..                    4.
626      Korea (South); 8 pages.                   2.
627      Malaya; 47 pages inc. Singapore.     8.
628      Mexico; 30 pages.      ..                    4.
629      Netherlands; 5 binders (inc.
            colonies).
þ                 ..                  40.
630      New Zealand; 44 pages.                   6.
631      Nigeria; 13 pages, inc. 2

           
specimens.                   ..                    5.
632      Norway; 53 pages.      ..                    8.
633      Pakistan; 19 pages.    ..                    3.
634      Peru; 12 pages.           ..                    3.
635      Philippines; 9 pages.   ..                    3.
636      Poland; 14 pages.        ..                    4.
637      Portugal; 24 pages.     ..                    3.
638      South Africa; 101 pages.                15.
639      Spain; 75 pages.          ..                  10.
640      Sweden; 82 pages.      ..                    8.
641      Switzerland; 71 pages.                      8.
642      Trinidad and Tobago; 9 pages.        3.
643      Turkey; 9 pages.         ..                    3.
644      United States of America;
            extensive, in 7 binders.
þ                 40.
645      Uruguay; 8 pages.       ..                    2.
646      Venezuela; 11 pages.  ..                    2.
647      Yugoslavia; 18 pages. 4.











As in the main auction, lots will be sold to postal bidders at one bid step above the second highest bid. No lots will be sold at less than about two-thirds of the estimate, and if only one bid is received on any lot, the bidder will be sold the lot at that base starting price.

Any lots remaining unsold will appear in one of our later public auctions. No bids will be entertained after the advertised closing time.



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

Meters and Slogans, 19 June 2006           Page 3                                     Estimate.

                   Meter Marks; United Kingdom.
              This collection is meticulously arranged on pages in folders apparently according to machine
type, machine code number, etc. Thorough description would be very wordy and time-consuming, but
we are happy to have enquiries by phone by anybody who is unable to view. We have split the collection into broad groups by the boxful. Some of the material contained is in fact scarce, but we accept that even scarce meter marks are often very cheap, so nobody with an interest should have any difficulty with these estimates.

    648     Carton with volumes 1 to 9. þ      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    649     Carton with volumes 10 to 18.
þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    650     Carton with volumes 20 to 30. þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    651     Carton with volumes 31 to 43.
þ  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    652     Carton with 10 volumes G
VR, and another album similar. þ                   ..               ..                    20.
    653     Carton with G
VR (3 volumes), E8R (1 volume), G6R (6 volumes). þ     ..            20.
    654     Carton with G
6R (3 volumes), E2R (6 volumes). þ           ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    655     Carton of “Emblems” (10 volumes).
þ            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    656     Carton of “Emblems” (8 volumes).
þ              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.

             

                   Slogan Postmarks; United Kingdom.
              These are generally arranged in bound bundles of pages. As an approximation, one folder might have about 450 pieces, or fewer if including covers.
             
    657     1917-25 (in 1 folder) comprising War Bonds, Post Early, Cable, Empire Exhibition (inc.
         
     different types, one on 1924 Everest card, “Fellowship”), Industries Fair, Pageant of
         
     Empire, London Defended, Torchlight Tattoo (dates, dots, and lines). (c.320 pieces, 37
         
     covers)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    658     1925-28 (in 1 folder) with British Goods, Post Early, Buyer’s Opportunity, King’s Roll,
         
     Telephone, British Industries.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    659     1929-35 (in 2 folders) with general slogans from good variety of towns.                  ..                    40.
    660     1936-45 (in 3 folders) with general slogans from good variety of towns.                  ..                    40.
    661     1946-52 (in 11 folders) all labelled as “General Slogans”.
þ                  ..               ..                    40.
    662     1953-57 (in 6 folders) “General Slogans”.
þ   ..               ..                   ..            30.
    663     1958-65 (in 23 folders) all labelled as “General Slogans”.
þ                  ..               ..                    50.
    664     1966-75 (in 29 folders) all labelled as “General Slogans”.
þ                  ..               ..                    50.
    665     1963-75 (in 6 folders) of local slogans, plus another mixed, and loose others.
þ  15.
    666     Box with an album of slogans in meter marks, another album of mixed slogans, and some
         
     slogan pmk. catalogues.
þ            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

THE END OF THE SALE
© Robert Murray 2006

 

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

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Tuesday 13 June to Saturday 17 June; 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 19 June; large lots (marked “
þ” in the description); on view at auction venue 3pm-5.50pm.
              Smaller lots; on view at auction venue 5pm-5.50pm. Some of the box lots from this postal sale may not be taken to the auction venue – please phone us if this would cause you a problem.