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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 1-74 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 75-78 Collectables (Non-Philatelic Items)
    Lots 79-285 Lots by country A-Z, excluding U.K.

    Lots 286-384 United Kingdom
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          Collections and Mixed Lots.           
        1     Bundle of pages, plus handfuls of glassines with a wide world mix, plus a world album,
         
     some covers, etc. A good sorter box for collector or dealer. Quite strong in Scandinavia
         
     and USA, but very much else. (1,000s) [This was lot 169 in our last auction, selling at
         
     320, but payment was not received, and it is reoffered intact.]
          ..               ..                150.
        2     Mint ranges in stockbooks or on stockleaves of Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Congo,
         
     Czechoslovakia, Romania, Spain, Tonga, Turkey, Yemen, Yugoslavia, and others.
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                120.
        3     Large lot in carton with three-volume general world colln., another few mixed albums, two
         
     albums of mainly UK FDCs, three shoeboxes of loose, etc. (1,000s)
..        100.
        4     Plastic storage tub with an accumulation inc. a general world album (100s, some better
         
     pages), another album with a few 1960s UK and Malaya, many other stamps, and some
         
     old good quality hinges.
            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
        5     Assortment in album inc. 15 Malayan area 1949 UPU sets (mainly decent mint), Sarawak
         
     1955-59 defin set (15) mixed u.m./l.m.m., some mint Indonesia about 1960s, and a decent
         
     range of mint Taiwan about late-1950s/early-60s inc. 1962 Ancient Paintings set m.m. (4,
         
     cat.120. for u.m., the $2 badly damaged), P.R.China 1964 Bronze Vessels set (8) u.m.,
         
     etc. (c.500)
           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    90.
        6     General world collection in two albums, probably made up mainly in the 1960s and 1970s.
         
     Includes several China P.R. c.1965-68 Cultural Revolution issues c.t.o. (generally part sets,
         
     but high catalogue). (1,000s) Also an album with a few covers.
          ..               ..                    60.
        7     A bundle of album pages from various collections (c.10cm thick). Reasonable mix, not
         
     just the common stuff. (1,000s)
..                 ..               ..                   ..            50.
        8     Nine varied albums/stockalbums etc. of world stamps. (1,000s)
         ..               ..                    50.
        9     World stamps in two junior albums, two folders of world and UK (latter inc. some better
         
     m.m. phosphor commem sets), plus a few postcards. (100s)
              ..               ..                    45.
      10     Mixed box mainly FDCs (majority UK inc. some Benham small silks, some others) in
         
     seven albums, plus world stamps in album and on pages. (100s)
        ..               ..                    45.
      11     An odd mix of items inc. a really tatty UK Mulready 2d front, UK 1948 reg. cover with
         
    
EDINBURGH/CS skeleton cancel, several modern world covers, and a few mainly higher
         
     cat. stamps.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      12     Four-drawer metal filing cabinet filled with 100s of glassines and envelopes of world
         
     stamps, and some covers. (1,000s)
              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      13     Big carton with a clearance of remainder albums (mainly UK, and some still with reasonable
         
     contents), loose, covers and cards, etc. (1,000s)
          ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      14     Accum. in carton, mainly loose stamps in packets, some less usual material. (1,000s)
                30.
      15     A dozen small to standard sized albums and stockbooks with mixed remainder collections.
         
     (100s)
                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
      16     Carton with a shoebox of stockcards of world stamps, plus other pages etc. (Many 100s)
        26.
      17     Medium box of world stamps and covers inc. five mixed junior albums. (100s)
26.
      18     Medium flat box with world album, some packets, etc., a few covers, two slim stockbooks
         
     of UK and Australia. (100s)
     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      19     Small box with 29 stockcards of mixed world. Odd mix. (c.125)
       ..               ..                    24.
      20     Accumulation in carton mainly UK inc. a few mint/p.packs, plus FDCs, and other covers,
         
     loose, a box of PHQs, world stamps in little appro. books, etc.
         ..               ..                    24.
      21     Carton with two file boxes plus a few folders, of mixed world stamps, many still on paper,
         
     with much from about 1960s. Other odds also.
             ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      22     Bundle of remainder club books, some split apart. All-world, many c.t.o. thematics. (100s)
       20.
      23     Box of remainders albums, pages, loose, empty binders, covers, etc. (100s)
                          20.
      24     Box with hundreds of mainly quite modern postcards (all-world inc. France, used and
         
     unused), plus a few stamps, Esso football medallions, etc.
                  ..               ..                    15.
      25     Tatty old album with general collection. (100s)
              ..                   ..               ..                    15.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      26     Long box with loose world mix of off-paper stamps, little or no UK. (c.240g net weight)
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      27     A similar lot.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      28     A similar lot.
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      29     A similar lot.
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      30     Batch of mint Malta in blocks (s.t.c.62. but some gum toning), and Belgium 1914 & 1918

         
     Red Cross sets used but two or three faults (s.t.c.84.)     ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      31     British Commonwealth; accumulation of new issues as received from new issue service
         
     ten distributions from January 1982 to June 1983. Appears to be mint issues of many
         
     (most ?) Commonwealth countries.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                300.
      32     --; two medium stockbooks of mixed m. & u. of varied areas and periods, generally not the
         
     commonest material. Also includes UK 1963 Lifeboat phos set on FDC (illus., London
         
     Lifeboat slogan, written address) and 1966 Burns pres. pack. (1,000+)
              ..                100.
      33     --; fourteen remainder club exchange books (6 UK, 8 others) with a variety of countries,
         
     mainly used. Remainders PTSA 430+ (generally at about 20% catalogue) (100s)                    85.
      34     --;a few stockleaves with mint stamps of about 35 different countries (mainly KG5-QE).
         
     (c.450)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    65.
      35     --; several stockcards of mainly KG6 inc. Ascension 1948 S.Wedding 10/- m.m. (cat.50.
         
     for u.m.), Basutoland 1938 defin set (11) l.m.m. (75.), Canada 1946-47 Peace set (7) m.m.
         
     (50.), Cayman Is. 1938-48 5/- and 10/- m.m. (57.), 1950 set (13) m.m. (65.), Pitcairn
         
     1940-51 set (10) m.m. (60.), etc. (122)         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
      36     --; two small boxes of stockcards mixed countries, often with duplicated cheaper
         
     1960s/80s mint sets, some earlier. S.t.c.1,000+ (100s)
..                  ..            50.
      37     --; a bundle of remainder club books of UK and Commonwealth, PTSA c.400+ (generally
         
     at about 25% cat., but some prices quite optimistic). (100s)
               ..               ..                    40.
      38     --; seln. on a few pages and stockleaves inc. Morocco Agencies (inc. 1 m. and 2 u. KG5
         
     2/6), Brunei, Malaya, North Borneo, Hong Kong, etc., a few UK. (c.475)              ..                    40.
      39     --; binder of mainly Hagner pages of mint and used from various countries inc. UK and
         
     Australia. Some better values. (100s)
          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      40     --; two-volume colln. from QV to about 1960s. (100s)
..                   ..            30.
      41     --; two albums of mixed pages with decent range of countries (100s)
..            20.
      42     --; folder with colln. of countries H-Z, the numbers in common items but with odd less
         
     common also. (c.1,800, 17 m.s.)
                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
      43     --; Antarctic; Australian Antarctic 1959 set (4) in u.m. fourblocks (cat.42.), plus a few
         
     other AAT, and Falklands Dependencies (8).   ..               ..                   ..            15.
      44     Africa; little shoebox with about 180g net weight of off-paper stamps few S.Africa.
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      45     Europe; large stockbook quite well filled with Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany
         
     (much, of varied areas and ages), Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, and a few other countries.
         
     Interesting range with a decent scattering of better or less usual. (100s)                ..                    50.
      46     --; mint and used from a variety of countries, in stockbook (c.1,300) ..            24.
      47     --; a shirt box full of Polish stamps, covers, and cards, a binder of stamps of Poland and
         
     Romania, and a large stockbook of mixed countries. (100s) Also a French print of Soviet
         
     fighter aeroplanes with cancelled stamp, signed by General Pouyade. ..            20.
      48     --; Eastern Europe; three albums and folder with Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, USSR,
         
     Romania, etc. (100s)
                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      49     Foreign; thirty-three remainder club exchange books with a good variety of largely
         
     European countries, mainly used. Remainders PTSA 600+. (generally at about 20%
         
     catalogue) (100s)   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                120.

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

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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      50     Foreign; two stockalbums with an attractive mint world collection showing a surprisingly
         
     wide range probably almost as many different countries than there are pages. Often
         
     includes sets or part sets, and hardly anything would be classified as truly common.
         
     (1,500+)
               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
      51     --; an old New Ideal album for countries A-J with many areas well stripped, but still with
         
     Latin America, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iran, and others remaining. (c.1,600)
40.
      52     --; three stockbooks of Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia,
         
     and Former French Colonies. (c.2,000+)
    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      53     --; all-different u.m. seln. of Egypt (23, 1 m.s.), Gaza (9), and Tunisia (13), largely 1950s-
         
     60s, s.t.c.120.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      54     Scandinavia; Iceland 1939-86 mainly m.m. colln. in album, a stockbook of used Denmark
         
     and m. & u. Faroes, small colln. of land, and a few Faroes FDCs.
   ..            50.
      55     Thematic; ten albums with largely 1990s issues (stamps and covers) from Commonwealth
         
     and Marshall Islands, commemorating WW2 and Royal Events/Anniversaries. Approx.
         
     60% of the covers are numismatic. (c.122 stamps, 7 m.s., 1 p.pack, 155 covers)
200.
      56     --; Butterflies; mint (mainly u.m.) and used collection neatly written-up on pages, very
         
     often in sets. (560, 12 others)
   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
      57     --; --; three stockbooks of stamps (c.1,150, mainly used), and covers/cards (c.125, mainly
         
     commercial)
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      58     --; Postal Services; two albums (written-up in German) of commem. covers, maxi cards,
         
     etc. on USA Pony Express, Postal Routes in Europe and S.W.A., etc. Mainly 1980s. (c.30,
         
     115 covers. 47 others)
             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
     
     --; Scouts; see UK Locals (Inchcolm).
      59     --; UPU/von Stephan; unusual assembly one binder with some stamps and covers, plus
         
     various UPU newsletters etc, and two binders of 1970s official covers to the German PO
         
     from many worldwide postal administrations.
                 ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      60     Covers; album of mixed Commonwealth covers (c.120, mainly philatelic/FD of Samoa,
         
     PNG etc., and inc. 14 Qantas covers for 1953 Coronation), and two other albums of mainly
         
     UK FDCs (c.80, inc. three of 1957 Jamboree illus. covers with Sutton Coldfield slogan
         
     cancels, 1966 Winners FDC with Harrow & Wembley cancel).
         ..               ..                    50.
      61     --; small bundle of mainly UK inc. a few QV, three similar covers for 1965 Battle of Britain
         
     (each has 2x4d cancelled Leuchars c.d.s. on first day of issue plus 2 x higher values
         
     cancelled Biggin Hill special handstamp five days later), the few foreign inc. 1931
         
     Tanganyika to England (first Imperial Airways return flight), etc. Mixed condition. (22)                  26.
      62     --; medium box with a general world mix of mainly commercial covers. (100s)
20.
      63     --; large shoebox of mainly 1970s/80s commem covers inc. a small bundle from companies
         
     with a Scottish connection (e.g. The Scottish Shop, Nassau, Bahamas, Edinburgh Castle,
         
     Utah, The Mc-Mac Shoppe, Anchorage, Alaska (tasteful or what ?). (Low 100s)
15.
      64     --; Commonwealth; an album each with omnibus collns. of FDCs for 1974 UPU (79), 1974
         
     Churchill (38), and 1977 S.Jubilee (87).
      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
      65     --; Aviation; collection in box and album of RAF Museum and similar souvenir covers
         
     from the 1970s, UK and other countries. (c.400) A few others also.
  ..            75.
      66     --; --; 1976-77 ten souvenir Concorde covers inc. two duplicates.         ..               ..                      5.
     
     --; --; see also New Zealand.
     
     --; Numismatic Covers; see Thematic (lot 55), and UK.
      67     --; Railway; three albums of Benham railway covers, approx. 85% UK, mainly single
         
     stamp, marking anniversaries and opening. A few other makes also. (187)
          ..                    45.
      68     Perfins; packet of c.200 off-paper, fair mix of countries.  ..                   ..            15.
     
     --; see also UK.
           Cinderella; see Canada, Ethiopia, France, Sweden, UK (Locals, Jersey, and Cinderellas).
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
      69     Literature; Antarctic Posts by J.H. Harvey Pirie (1948), The Postal History of the
         
     Antarctic 1904-49
by Bagshawe and Goldup (1951), Postal History of the Falkland
         
     Islands Dependencies
by R.W. Bagshawe (1947), and a couple of others.
        ..                    15.
      70     Supplies (Second-Hand); carton with 18 various empty stockbooks, mainly A4-size, poor
         
     to fine. Also a bag of stockcards and stockleaves (these with cigarette smell).
  35.
      71     --; six printed albums for Channel Islands (Safe) and Isle of Man (Lindner) up to about
         
     1994 or 1998, Not complete. Also a stockbook of cheap UK.
          ..               ..                    30.
      72     --; 5 large and 3 small cover albums and couple of other binders.
                        ..                    30.
      73     --; two stockbooks one is Lighthouse 24 black pages, other Compass 32 white pages.
          12.
      74     --; SG King George VI printed album, 1964 edition, some writing and marks on pages.
           10.

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              (Tue 10-6, Wed 2-9, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-7).
Monday 10 November; 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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           Non-Philatelic Items
      75     Coins; small box with a loose world mix of world coins (just over 1kg)                ..                    10.
      76     --; United Kingdom; 1953 half-crown to farthing set unc. (the plastic set). Cat.15.                   8.
      77     Postcards; an old album of c.175 cards, majority Scottish plus other UK and foreign. Also
         
     a newer album with a generally similar mix (c.60), and others loose in a bag.
                         100.
      78     --; three large shoeboxes of modern cards UK/foreign, used/unu. (Est. c.2,000)
15.

                  

           Classified by Country
                  
      79     Andorra; 1931-32 opts. on French issues; 2f SG F19 (cat.60., minor thins), and p.due 2f
         
     SG FD37 (190.), both f.u.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
      80     Antigua; 1863-67 1d with wmk. Small Star sideways, mounted mint, some gum crackling,
         
     the colour a bit oxidised. SG 7b cat.250.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
      81     Ascension; 1938-53
d perf.13 top marginal u.m. fourblock, one showing the "Long Centre
         
     Bar to E" variety. The variety, SG 38ba cat.85., is fine, two others in block have crease.             30.
      82     Australian Antarctic Territory; 1981-97 virtually complete u.m. collection (61, 6
         
    m.s.)    ..             ..             ..             ..           ..               ..           ..               10.
      83     Austria; early to fairly modern m. & u. in slim stockbook. Main value in some mint
         
     1960s-70s. (c.800+)
                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
      84     --; 1932 Painters set (6) l.m.m./m.m., cat.90. ..               ..                   ..            24.
      85     Bahamas; 1901-3 Crown CC set (4) m.m., and 1911-19 Mult. Crown CA 1d, 3d purple on
         
     yellow, 5d and 2/- mixed m.m./u.m. Cat.116. ..               ..                   ..            30.
      86     Bahrain; 1934-37
a (inverted wmk.), 1a (some scratching on gum, possibly natural), 2a
         
     small die (light creases on lower pair), 3a, and 4a, all in unmounted mint marginal four-
         
     blocks. SG 15a, 16, 17a, 18, 19 (cat.475. for m.m.)       ..                   ..               ..                130.

      87     --; 1938-41 3p to 2a , and 3
a, m.m. (9p creased, tiny tone spot on 3a). SG 20-24, 27
         
     (cat.55. for u.m.)     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
      88     --; 1938-41 definitive overprint set (16) used, the 15r with inverted watermark (and is
         
     creased), generally good/fine. SG 20-37 cat.375.            ..                   ..               ..                    75.
      89     --; 1948-49 set (11) l.m.m. (high values) or m.m. (low vals.), SG 51-60a (cat.85. for u.m.)         20.
      90     --; 1948 S.Wedding set (2) very lightly mounted mint (cat.31. for u.m.)                 ..                      8.
      91     Belgium; 1786 and 1787 two entires addressed to Aelst, each with red A in circle mark.          10.

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      92     Bermuda; 1924-32 wmk. Mult. Script 10/- with the "damaged leaf at bottom right" variety,
         
     fine lightly mounted mint. SG 92f cat.600. (or 92gf, 700.)
:              ..               ..                200.
      93     --; 1938-53 2/- perf.14 (2, different shades), and 5/- perf.13, all f.u., minimum cat.52.                13.
      94     Botswana; 1974 Minerals set (14), 1976 surcharges on same (14), and 1982 Birds set (18),
         
     all u.m., cat.165.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
      95     British Levant; 1885-1913 small mint seln. inc. 1885-88 40pa, 80pa (toned and faded),
         
     1887-96 4pi (2), etc. Total s.t.c.490. (13)     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
      96     --; 1885-1913 mainly used with some dupl., s.t.c.340+ (81, 1 cover)  ..            30.
      97     British Occupation of Italian Colonies; Middle East Forces; 1942 1d SG M6a l.m.m.
         
     (perfs just slightly trimmed at left, cat.45.), and 2d SG M7 m.m. (tone spots at top, cat.80.)      12.
      98     British Post Offices in Crete; 1898-99 SG B2-B5 in c.t.o. fourblocks (diagonal
ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟΝ
         
     cancel). Cat.77. x 4 = 308.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
      99     British Virgin Islands; 1887-89 1d and 1/- each overprinted SPECIMEN, fine mounted
         
     with gum. Cat. approx.150.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    100     Brunei; 1895-c.1970 m. & u. seln. on three stockleaves with a fair number of medium/
         
     better values in 1895 to about 1950. (90)        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    101     --; Japanese Occupation; 1942-44 1c, 2c orange, 2c green, 4c (2), 5c, 8c red (3), 12c, 15c,
         
     25c (2), 50c all l.m.m./m.m. with mixed degrees of gum toning. Cat.223. Also the 2c
         
     orange without opt. l.m.m.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.
    102     Cambodia; mainly l.m.m./u.m. range on stockleaves (s.t.c.40 in 1989) (c.250)      ..                    15.
    103     Canada; 1897 Jubilee c, 1c, 2c, 3c, 6c, and 8c used, 3c and 6c mint, c, 10c, and 20c
         
     unused. Cat.482. Mixed condition.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    104     --; 1897 Jubilee
c, 1c (2), 2c, 3c, 5c, and 15c mixed poor to fine m.mint, cat.232.                   26.
    105     --; 1897-98 and 1898-1902 seln. of poor to fine QV defins. Includes fine - though heavily
         
     mounted - 1897-98 c2c, 3c, 10c (centred well to right), 1898-1902 2c.              ..                    30.
    106     --; 1897-98 set (8) used (though the 10c mint), 1898-1902 set (11) used, 1903-12 KE7 set
         
     (7) used. Mixed condition, cat.435.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    107     --; seven used War Tax stamps inc. 1916 imperf. x perf.8 set (2, cat.100.), a few used
         
     airmails (9), and a complete basic set of 15 different Special Delivery stamps mainly good/
         
     fine used and cat.110+                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    108     --; 1922-31 defin set (10) m.m. (fine but for the 4c, 7c, $1), also 1926 2c surcharges (2 diff.)
         
     m.m. Cat.141.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
    109     --; 1932-33 set (7), plus coil pairs of 2c and 3c, all m.m., cat.174.       ..               ..                    30.
    110     --; Postage Dues; 1906-65 complete basic run but for 1935-65 3c and 6c, about average
         
     used (some with pencil cancels). Cat.214. (19)               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    111     --; Officials; 1949 set (10) used (the important 50c and $1 values f./v.f.) SG O162-171,
         
     cat.140., plus 1949-50 set (6) g./f.u. (O172-O177, 32.), and 1950 Special Delivery 10c
         
     f.u. (OS20, 26.).      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    112     --; --; 1950-63 complete run of the "G" overprints generally good/fine used (SG O179 is
         
     m.m.). SG O178-O211 plus OS21, cat.244. ..               ..                   ..            40.
    113     --; Cinderella; 1993 set of four miniature sheets, one for each of the main party leaders in
         
     the General Election, based on existing stamp designs.       ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    114     Castelrosso; Italian Occupation; 1922-31 complete collection of the five sets m.m./l.m.m.,
         
     SG 1-39 cat.122.75                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    115     Cayman Islands; 1902-3 2d, 6d, 1/-, 1905 set (5) l.m.m./m.m., cat.169.         ..                    40.
    116     Ceylon; 1937-64 mint (m.m./u.m.) colln. on pages (c.160), plus various others.      ..                    15.
    117     --; 1964-72 defin 60c (Ceylon Junglefowl) with the red omitted, u.m., SG 494a cat.32.              12.

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    118     China; 1947-49 m.m. & u. seln. on pages, with some light dupl. (194)   ..            26.
    119     --; People's Republic; 1949-64 useful collection in album, mainly cancelled-to-order (and
         
     being the reprints where issued) and mainly in sets. Good straightforward runs and including
         
     better e.g. (these all sets) 1960 Goldfish, 1960-61 Chrysanthemums, 1962 Stage Art, 1963
         
     Cuban, Butterflies, Hwangshan, and 1964 Peonies. Some adherence through storage, but
         
     everything we have tried has been easily removed. (c.750)
                 ..               ..                120.
    120     --; --; 1955 Scientists set of four miniature sheets unused, heavily hinged, cat.95. Slight
         
     crease on fourth sheet.                  ..                 ..                                    ..               ..                    15.
    121     --; --; 1958 Heroes Monument miniature sheet unused, heavily hinged, and small dent at
         
     one corner. Cat.110.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    122     --; --; 1958 Kuan Han-Ching min. sheet unused, heavily hinged, SG MS1762a cat.180.             30.
    123     --; --; 1961 Table Tennis miniature sheet unused, heavily hinged, SG MS1971a cat.450.            80.
    124     --; --; 1964 Peonies miniature sheet unused (heavily hinged), SG MS2199a cat.950.              100.
    125     --; --; 1964 Fifteenth Anniversary miniature sheet heavily mounted mint and with some
         
     toning in margins. Scarce sheet. SG MS2215a cat.1,500. ..                  ..        150.
    126     --; --; 1984-85 small u.m. colln. on printed pages inc. 1984 Tang Painting min. sheet (cat.85.),
         
     1984 Peony Pavilion m.s. (31.), 1985 Mei Flowers m.s. (22.), etc. (120, 5 m.s.)
                  30.
    127     --; --
; packet with a stated content of 100 different m. & u., nothing seen after 1960s.                     5.
    128     --; Taiwan; 1947 Presidents Birthday set (6) u.m. with opt. of two Chinese characters
         
     indicating
SPECIMEN.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    129     --; Foreign Post Offices; seln. of m. & u. stamps of Japanese (2), Russian (4), Italian (5),
         
     British (2), and German (25) POs in China, plus German Kiautschou (13) and French POs
         
     in Indo-China (23). Some faults.   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    130     Cyprus; 1948 S.Wedding set (2) m.m. (cat.50. for u.m.) ..                   ..            12.
    131     Denmark; useful seln. on stockcards etc. inc. 1907 Avisporto 68  f.u. (2), 1912-15 Post
         
     Office 5kr wmk. Crosses g.u. (and another of the same with thin), several Bicoloureds,
         
     other moderate 1910s-20s, etc. (100+)           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    132     --; 1854-1993 used range on stockleaves from a few skilling values, some other medium
         
     values, some dupl. (c.700)
        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    133     Ethiopia; Cinderella; 1969-70 Scientific Exploration Society Dahlak Quest Expedition
         
     three miniature sheets with different opts. (one torn). Also copy of article.                ..                    10.
    134     Falkland Islands; 1891 d surcharge on bisected 1d m.m., small certification mark on
         
     reverse. SG 13 cat.600. Sold as is.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    135     Falkland Islands Dependencies; 1944 opt. sets (4 x 8) m.m. (cat.88. for u.m.), and 1946
         
     Thick map set (8) as m.m. singles and pairs, each pair having one showing the gap in 80th
         
     parallel variety (c.60.), and three others.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    28.
    136     --; 1954 Ships set (15) the d, 2/6, 10/- and 1 l.m.m., others u.m. (cat.225, for u.m.)              
    137     --; South Georgia; 1963 original defin set (first 1 only) l.m.m. (cat.190. for u.m.) (15)             30.
    138     --; --; 1963 original defin set (first 1 only) m.m. (cat.190. for u.m.) (15)              ..                    28.
    139     Faroe Islands; 1975-90 u.m. colln. (must be near complete) on stockleaves inc. booklets and
         
     Christmas seals, a little dupl.; also four year packs (1978, 1979x2, 1980), and a few FDCs.         45.
    140     Finland; 1917-46 (approx.) m. & u. defins dupl. on stockleaves, plus a few commems. (100s)       8.
    141     France; 1953-58 l.m.m./m.m. seln. of Sports comprising 1953 set (6, closed tear at top of
         
     75f), 1956 set (4), 1958 set (4). (Cat.86. for u.m.)         ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    142     --; 1996-2000 large stockbook with a colln. of stamps, booklets, miniature sheets/sheetlets.
         
     S.t.c.600+
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    143     --; remainder collections in two albums (100s)
              ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    144     --; Fiscals; seln. on stockleaf (75)                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    145     French Colonies and Post Offices; French Somali Coast; 1958-64 attractive u.m. seln. on
         
     a few pages inc. 1958-62 Air 200f, 500f (cat.16. and 26.). (28)        ..               ..                    20.

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    146     German Area; 1920-59 stockbook with m. & u. ranges of Saar (218), Danzig (183), and
         
     Memel (22), with some dupl.
    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    147     --; four stockcards with some Thurn and Taxis (21), German 5pf stamp with Tientsin cancel,
         
     and 12 others.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    148     --; small colln. mainly on pages inc. Danzig, Bohemia & Moravia, and a few others. 8.
    149     German Occupation of Belgium; 1916-18 set (16, plus 2 shades of 25c) m.m./u.m.,
         
     cat.60+                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                        .. 20.
    150     German Colonies and Post Offices; Togo; 1897-98 seven values inc. dupl., 1900 10pf,
         
     1m, 2m, 5m, etc. in very mixed unused/m.m. condition.                          ..               ..                    12.
    151     --; Turkish Empire; 1884-1912 mainly used colln. of stamps on four pages. S.t.c. c.480.
         
     (42) Also some literature.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    152     --; --; 1889-1900 m.m. seln. of opts. inc. four values from 1899 (missing 1pi on 25pf) and
         
     1900 short set to 15pi on 3m. Cat.209. (15)  ..               ..                   ..            30.
    153     --; --; 1884-1913 four postal stat. items inc. German 10pf card used Constantinople 1884.          20.
    154     --; --; 1887 Norwegian p.stat. card to Constantinople with German receipt mark, 1894
         
     Italian p.stat. card (unused reply part of two-part card) with Austrian and German PO in
         
     Turkey backstamps, and 1913 Swedish p.stat. card to Constantinople.  ..            12.
    155     --; --; 1905 cover to Germany with 1902-4 1pi, 1907 cover to Germany with pair of 1905
         
     20pa.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    156     --; --; 1906-8 four picture postcards used to Europe, each with 1905 20pa cancelled
         
     Constantinople. Also three unused "Salut de Constantinople" ppcs.                          ..                    12.
    157     --; --; 1913 ppc of camels with 1908 10c (SG 61) f.u. with fine
SMYRNA/DEUTSCHE POST
         
     c.d.s.      ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    158     --; --; 1917 interesting postcard with manuscript "feldpost" plus fine strike of
KAIS.
         
      DEUTSCHE/MARINE-SCHIFFSPOST/No 14 c.d.s., plus notes and article about use of this pmk.
         
     on SMS Loreley (Glasgow-built). ..                 ..               ..                   ..            15.
    159     --; --; 1918 readdressed cover with good strike of
FELDPOST/MIL.MISS./KONSTANTINOPEL
         
     (Arabic at top) datestamp (military mission).     ..               ..                   ..            10.
    160     German States; m. & u. seln. in two stockbooks, one entirely Bavaria, the other with wide
         
     range of states plus Heligoland. (c.1,000, of which c.650 Bavaria, 6 covers/cards)
                    50.
    161     Germany;
1916-17 wmk. lozenges u.m. blocks of 2m (4x3), 3m (2x5), and 5m (4x3).
         
     Some split perfs or other small faults. Cat.120.                ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    162     --; Allied Occupation; 1945-49 m. & u. seln. from all three Zones, inc. a few locals
         
     (Lbbenau, Spremberg). Some dupl. (c.380, 1 m.s.)
    ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    163     --; West Germany; mainly 1950s-70s u.m. commems in stockbook with medium dupl.,
         
     plus few others. S.t.c. 400+ (100s) Also few E.Germany 1950 5-Yr-Plan c.t.o. 4-blocks.
      20.
    164     --; --; 1951 St. Mary's Church 10pf l.m.m. (cat.100. for u.m.)             ..               ..                    10.
    165     --; --; 1954-60 Heuss set (20) m.m. (cat.325. for u.m.)                       ..               ..                    30.
    166     --; --; 1966-90 seven albums of illus. unaddressed FDCs with dupl. to 1971 (c.760)
                70.
    167     --; West Germany and Unified; 1951-2006 two stockbooks of u.m., nearly all-different,
         
     and one stockbook of dupl. used, little after 1995. (c.2,100 15 m.s., approx. 75% used)
          22.
    168     --; --; packet of c.600 large stamps used on paper, about 1990s-2005 inc. higher values and
         
     charity issues.
        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    169     --; West Berlin; 1949 Goethe 10pf m.m. and 20pf l.m.m., each a bit off-centre. SG B61-62
         
     (cat.190 each for u.m.)               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    170     --; --; 1949 UPU set (7) l.m.m./m.m. - minor corner creases on 16pf, 60pf. SG B54-60
         
     (cat.850. for u.m.)   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    171     --; --; 1968-90 four albums of illus. unaddressed FDCs with light dupl. (c.360)
40.
    172     --; Germany Mixed Lots; eight Safe printed albums  - 1 Germany & States, 2 W.Germany,
         
     2 E.Germany, 3 empty. Fair ranges of stamps in places. (100s)
          ..               ..                    40.

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    173     Gibraltar; 1904-8 KE7 1 wmk. Mult Crown CA. Good mounted mint though with a bit
         
     of a diagonal crease. SG 64 cat.550.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    174     --; 1938-51 3d perf.14 l.m.m. (centred low, one bend) SG 125a (cat.130 for u.m.)                    15.
    175     --; 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 year packs, the stamps face value c.121.
                  60.
    176     --; 2004-6 seln. of 29 diff. presentation packs, the stamps with face value 60+      ..                    30.
    177     Greece; May 1933 Aeroespresso (Zeppelin) set (3) fine m.m. (one short perf on 30d), SG
         
     458-460 cat.198.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    178     --; Oct. 1933 Aeroespresso airmail set (7) l.m.m. (couple of partly short perfs at right of
         
     50d). SG 461-467 cat.80.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    179     -- Nov. 1933 Government air issue set (7) l.m.m. (perfs at foot of 5d just slightly trimmed).
         
     SG 468-474 cat.110.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    180     --; 1946-47 first Victory issue set (8) u.m. Cat.38.          ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    181     --; Balkan War Issues; Italian Occupation of Corfu and Paxos; 1941 overprint on 1937-38
         
     issue set (missing the corrected 10l, and the 2d is m.m.) used, mainly fine. SG 1-2, 4-20, cat.
         
     c.85.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
     
     [The above is the first part of a good collection of the Greek area which is being broken
         
     down to appear in this, and the next two or three, auctions.]

     
     --; see also Castelrosso, Thrace.
    182     Greenland; 1938-99 mainly used colln. on stockleaves with some occasional duplication.
         
     (c.190)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    183     --; 1945 American Set (9) l.m.m./u.m. (cat.200. for u.m.)                 ..               ..                    40.
    184     Hong Kong; QV to QE m. & u. range on stockleaves, main numbers in QE inc. some
         
     modern u.m. sets. (c.290, 7 m.s.)  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            26.
    185     --; 1935 Jubilee set, 1937 Coronation set, 1938-52 defin 15c, 25c blue, 80c, $5 lilac &
         
     scarlet, 1946 Victory set, and 1949 UPU set, all m.m. (Cat.252. - for u.m. in the KG6).             35.
    186     --; 1968-86 bundle of illustrated FDCs, mainly addressed (typed or handwritten). Some are
         
     slit open, a few earlier have pairs of stamps etc. The basic stamps themselves nearly all
         
     very fine, and cat.602. (72 covers)
         ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    187     --; 1987-2000 fairly complete run of illus. unaddressed FDCs, the used stamps alone cat.
         
     853. Includes 1990 New Zealand 1990 m.s. on FDC. (142 covers)
                ..                120.
    188     --; 1994-2004 two prestige booklets u.m. 1994 History of Definitive Stamps (cat.16.),
         
     and 2004 Peoples Liberation Army Forces.                  ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    189     Hungary; 1900-69 (approx.) dupl. accum. on stockleaves with little after 1961. A few
         
     included cat. in pounds each. (100s)                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    190     --; little shoebox with about 350g net weight of off-paper stamps. (1,000s)
         ..                      8.
    191     Iceland; 1873-1996 m. & u. ranges on Hagner pages in two binders, from Skilling issues
         
     (16sk perf.12 no gum unused). Several better 1920s/30s odds, bigger selection of modern.
         
     Occasional dupl. (c.1,200, 21 m.s., 8 bkts.)
                 ..                   ..               ..                150.
    192     --; 1876-1999 mint and used collection in album. Starts with 1876-95 6a (3), 16a (2),
         
     1882-95 20a (3), 40a, 50a u., 20a poor unused, 40a poor mint, 1902-4 2k m.m., 1907-8
         
     1k u., 1912 50a u., 1920 30a m.m., 1915-32 Gullfoss set (6) l.m.m., 1934 Air set (6) m.m.,
         
     1935 Jochumsson set (4) m.m., 1944 Republic set (6) l.m.m., 1948 Hekla set (6) l.m.m.,
         
     etc. Condition varies (e.g. some tone spots) but mainly good/fine. (c.700)
           ..                150.
    193     --; 1932 mid-sized registered cover to England bearing eight 1921-30 surcharged stamps,
         
     SG 138, 4 x 140, 142, 2 x 143) plus Gullfoss 20a. A bit worn etc.        ..               ..                    15.
    194     --; 1896-1989 m. & u. lot in stockbook with some slight duplication. (c.750)
     ..                    35.
    195     India; approx.1960-78 bundle of FDCs, mainly fine illus. unaddressed. (100+)
8.
    196     Indian States; quantity on pages of Cochin, Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, and
         
     Travancore, plus numerous others. Includes a few postal stationery or cut-outs, some fiscals.
         
     (c.850)   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.

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    197     Ireland; 1922-23 Seahorse 10/- fine mounted mint though the gum a bit toned. SG 66,
         
     cat.180.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    198     --; 1922 Seahorses 10/- sound used with quite a smudgy postmark. SG 21 cat.350.                   40.
    199     --; 1929 O'Connell set (3) in mint fourblocks (each 1 or 2 m.m., others u.m.) cat.33. Also
         
     1968-70 defin set (16) u.m. in presentation pack (stamps cat.17.)        ..               ..                    12.
     
     --; see also UK Covers (1840 penny black).
    200     Israel; 1949 Stamp Anniv. miniature sheets on illus. unaddressed FDC, with pictorial
         
     cancel. Cat.65. for used.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    201     --; mainly used lot in stockbook, inc. a few cinderellas (c.600 different, 2 m.s.)
12.
    202     Italian Colonies; mainly m.m. seln. on stockleaf inc. Eritrea 1934 Exhibition set (12),
         
     Ethiopia 1936 10c, 20c, 75c, 1l25, Somalia 1934 Exhibition part set, etc. (112)     ..                    30.
    203     --; 1909-23 useful seln. of m.m./u.m. Express Letter stamps, all-different but for dupl. of
         
     Eritrea 1909 30c. Mainly good/fine, s.t.c.368. (15)         ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    204     Italy; 1890-1949 u.m. seln. inc. 1890 20c on 30c (cat.300.), and 1922 Philatelic Congress
         
     25c (both of these off-centre and almost certainly regummed). Total s.t.c.582. (8) 40.
    205     --; Trieste; 1947-51 all-different m.m. seln. of Italian issues optd. AMG-FTT (but the Air
         
     1,000l SG 27 is f.u.). S.t.c.260. (20)             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
     
     --; see also Castelrosso.
    206     Japan; 1905 Japan-Korea Postal Amalgamation 3s u.m., small faults, cat.90.                             12.
    207     --; 1950 Temple 24y miniature sheet f.u. (small spot), SG MS602 cat.45.                                     6.
    208     Labuan; 1894-96 set (9) m.m. (small  thin on 6c, 12 without gum). SG 62-74, cat.95.               20.
    209     Laos; u.m./l.m.m. range on stockleaves, s.t.c.114. in 1991. (c.230, 5 m.s.)           ..                    20.
    210     Lebanon; mainly mint (m.m./u.m., up to about 1960s) range on stockleaves. (S.t.c.47. in
         
     1990) (170, 1 m.s.)   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    211     Lombardy and Venetia; 1861-62 10s the 1870 reprint (perf.11) m.m., cat.44. 6.
    212     Luxembourg; Officials; old approval book inc.
1875 2c perf. (cat.30.), 1881 10c f.u.
         
     (170.), 25c f.u. (85.), and other better.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    213     Malaya; Penang 1960 Arms set (11) u.m. cat.23., and Selangor 1957-62 u.m. seln. (cat.
         
     33.) inc. 1957-60 50c (12x13), $1, $2 and $5 (13x12), 1961-62 set (7), all u.m. (23)         12.
    214     --; Federated Malay States; 1900-01 wmk. Crown CC $1 and $2 fair m.m., SG 23-24
         
     cat.250.                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    215     --; Johore; 1960 defin set (11) u.m., the $5 centred left. Cat.45.         ..               ..                    12.
    216     --; Kelantan; 1937-40 defin short set to $1 l.m.m. (cat.250. for u.m.) (13)          ..                    50.
    217     --; --; 1937-40 short set to 50c (missing 6c) l.m.m. with some very light toning (cat.190.
         
     for u.m.).                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    218     --; --; 1957-63 Sultan Ibrahim 50c, $1, $2 perf.12, and $5 perf.13x12, 1961 Coron, and
         
     1961-63 Sultan Yahya Petra set (7), all u.m. Cat.66. (12) ..                  ..            12.
    219     --; Perlis; 1951-55 defin set (21) l.m.m./m.m. (cat.100. for u.m.)        ..               ..                    20.
    220     --; Trengganu; 1949-55 defin set (21) l.m.m./m.m. (cat.100. for u.m.)                 ..                    20.
    221     Monaco; 1885 75c and 1f, 1891-94 25c, 5f, 1901-21 5f mauve, 1919 War Orphans 50c, 1f,
         
     1920 Marriage 2c on 15c, 2c on 25c, and 1f, all mint or unused, but the condition quite
         
     mixed. Cat.2,600+  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    222     Morocco Agencies; Tangier; 1949 set (15) l.m.m./m.m. (cat.90. for u.m.)         ..                    18.
    223     Mozambique; mainly 1976-83 in slim s/book, much of it u.m., and total s.t.c.80. (183)           10.
    224     Nepal; mint range up to about 1970s on three stockleaves, slight duplication. (c.200) (S.t.c.
         
     47. in 1997)            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    225     New Zealand; mainly used colln. in two binders with occasional mint sets. S.t.c.600+
         
     (100s)
                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    226     --; two old SG one country albums with mainly used collns., partly remaindered, nothing
         
     after 1975. (100s)
..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            15.
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    227     New Zealand; 1954 (11 March) airmail cover to England with red cachet SALVAGED
         
      MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954 (Qantas-BOAC Lockheed Constellation
         
     Belfast), typical salvaged mail faults.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    228     Northern Nigeria; 1900 set (9) l.m.m./m.m. Perfs at top of 1/- very slightly trimmed, and
         
     the 10/- value lightly toned. SG 1-9 cat.475.  ..               ..                   ..        110.
    229     Norway; 1855-1988 used colln. on Hagners in three binders, from a few skilling issues/
         
     other earlies (these more mixed condition) to modern commems. Some dupl. (c.1,280)
             70.
    230     --; 1972-93 seln. of miniature sheets u.m. (12), c.t.o. (5), and on FDC (6)              ..                    15.
    231     Papua New Guinea; 1942-45 interesting and unusual collection of covers from US Forces
         
     in New Guinea during the period of Japanese Occupation, each cover on a separate page and
         
     fully written-up to display standard. A mix of "Free", postal stationery, and stamped, with a
         
     good variety of postal and censor markings. Includes a few patriotic envelopes, Red Cross,
         
     one airgraph, etc. (38) Also one 1942 cover to US serviceman in Australia, one 1944 cover
         
     from US Forces in New Caledonia.
             ..               ..                   ..               ..                120.
    232     Portugal; 1924 Cames set (31) l.m.m./u.m., SG 600-630 cat.50.      ..               ..                    15.
    233     --; 1950 Holy Year set (4) l.m.m., couple of short perfs on 1e. (cat.70. for u.m.) 10.
    234     --; Postage Dues; 1898 set (7) used, plus same part set (excl. 100r) m.m., 1904 set (7) used,
         
     plus same part set (excl. 50r) m.m., and others. S.t.c.310. (51)            ..               ..                    45.
    235     Romania; 1975 Flowers sheetlet c.t.o. (9), and 1983 Famous People m.s. u.m. (2 of one
         
     design, 45 of the other). Cat.336.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    236     Sabah; 1964 defin set (16) u.m. (mixed centreing, short perfs on 20c) cat.60.       ..                    15.
    237     Saint Lucia; 1891-92 1d on 4d (type I) fine mounted mint, showing the surcharge partly
         
     doubled quite definite at the E of ONE and slightly at the N, otherwise just traces
         
     of the doubling. SG 55a cat.250.
:               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    238     Samoa; 1935-42 10/- fine used. SG 191 cat.75.            ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    239     San Marino; 1953 Flowers set (9) f.u., cat.65.              ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    240     Saudi Arabia; 1934-57 definitive set (13, mixed perfs, missing the 3g value, cat. c.235.),
         
     and 1945 Meeting of Kings set (4, cat.100.), all u.m.      ..                   ..               ..                100.
    241     Seychelles; 1938-49 definitive set (25) poor to fine m.m. (the 1r50 used), cat. c.445.                30.
    242     Sierra Leone; 1912-21 1 with SPECIMEN overprint, with gum, quite heavily mounted.
         
     Centred towards lower right. SG 128s.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    243     Singapore; 1948-66 seln. of mainly defins inc. 1948-52 perf.14 1c to 50c plus $2 (2), perf.
         
     17
x18 short set to $2 (plus extras inc. 4 x 40c), 1955-59 short set to $2, 1962-66 set plus
         
     some extras, etc. Mainly l.m.m., some m.m. or u.m.           ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    244     --; 1948-52 perf.14 15c, 20c, 25c, 40c, 50c, and $1 l.m.m., and $2 m.m. (Cat.94.
         
     for u.m.) ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
    245     --; 1959-2004 u.m. colln. in two stockbooks, apparently all-different, with very little before
         
     1980s, and virtually all as sets/m.s. S.t.c. c.700. (2007 cat. Price)
    ..        120.
    246     --; 1959-72 seln. of 11 l.m.m. sets inc. 1970 Shipping. (Cat.60+ for u.m., 1 creased), plus
         
     various other stamps, souvenir packs, etc.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    247     --; 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 Post Office Year Books.
      ..               ..                    24.
    248     --; 1995-2005 bundle of apparently all-different illus. unaddressed FDCs, and a few souvenir
         
     covers. (70)
          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    249     --; c.1995-2000 seln. of airletters unused or c.t.o. (34)     ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    250     --; 2000-04 seln. of nine souvenir packs or sheets.            ..                   ..               ..                    26.
     
     --; see also New Zealand (1954 crash cover).
    251     Somaliland; 1938 defin set (12) m.m. (slightly toned). (Cat.110. for u.m.)            ..                    20.
    252     South Africa; Cape of Good Hope; 1855-63 or 1863-64 triangular 4d unused (no gum),
         
     minimum cat.180. Sold as is.    ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    253     --; --; 1900 cover to England, the envelope with a printed caricature of the Boer leaders
         
     Kruger and Steyn (?) as Jack and Jill. 1d stamp cancelled Cape Town. Some faults. 20.
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    254     South Africa; Orange Free State/Orange River Colony; mint and used mix on two
         
     stockleaves inc. many surcharges/overprints. (103 OFS, 42 ORC)         ..               ..                    30.
    255     South Africa; 1913-24
d, 1d tte-bche pair, 2d, 2d, 3d black & orange, 4d, 1/-, 1/3,
         
     2/6, 5/-, 10/-. All m.m./l.m.m., cat.396.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    256     --; 1913-24 10/- l.m.m., centred a little low and just slightly gum-toned. SG 16 cat.180.             45.

    257     --; little shoebox with about 440g net weight of off-paper stamps. (1,000s)
         ..                    12.
    258     Spain; largely used lot in old stockbook with dupl. in places, plus a few m. Colonies.
         
     (1,000+)                   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                        .. 20.
    259     Sudan; 1897-1951 small m. & u. colln. on pages. (97)     ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    260     --; 1935 General Gordon set (9) l.m.m. One blunt perf. tooth on 2pi, and the 20pi faulty
              at right, others all fine, cat.110.    ..                 ..               ..                   ..            28.
    261     Sweden; early to modern used lot of about 700 different in medium stockbook.
12.
    262     --; year packs for 1969-72 (marks on covers), plus various 1950s-70s mint booklets some-
         
     times with specialist variation. (97)
               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    263     --; Cinderella; 1972 Is local issue entitled "Honouring the Girls of Sweden" - sheet of
         
     5 x 4 designs perf, same sheet imperf, and a similar pair of sheets with opt. for Munich
         
     Olympics.                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    264     Switzerland; 1862-1908 (approx.) m.m. seln. of 28 different plus 29 duplicates, mainly
         
     fine and s.t.c.300+   ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    265     --; 1862-1908 (approx.) seln. of 17 different plus 21 duplicates, mainly fine u.m.  30.
    266     --; 1900-99 (approx.) largely used colln. on Hagner pages in three binders with some dupl.
         
     A few slightly better 1920s-50s charity odds. (c.1,350, 8 m.s.)
          ..               ..                    30.
    267     --; 1854-1991 mainly used colln. in Schaubek album. The used generally good/fine, the mint
         
     sometimes poorer. (100s)
         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    268     --; 1929 postcard (20c p.stat. card) Zurich to Stuttgart by Zeppelin, with three airmail
         
     adhesives (inc. 1929 35c but possible corner damage). Small faults.       ..               ..                    10.
    269     --; mix in stockbook inc. some cinderellas. (100s)         ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    270     Syria; 1920-26 duplicated mint (many u.m.) seln. of overprints and surcharges, plus a few
         
     postage dues. S.t.c.310+ (87)     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    271     --; mint range in stockbook, mixed periods up to about 1960s, largely l.m.m., s.t.c.80+
         
     (c.475)
                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    272     Tanganyika; 1917-31 small m. & u. seln. inc. 1922-24 Giraffe odd values to 3/-, 1927-31
         
     30c black & blue m.m., etc., mixed condition. (22)           ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    273     Thrace; Greek Occupation 1913; Dedeagatz; 1913 (18 July) first issue complete block of
         
     eight fine used. SG 1-3, cat.72
..                 ..               ..                   ..            22.
    274     --; --; Gumultsina; 1913 overprint set (4) m.m., SG 1-4 cat.136.         ..               ..                    35.
    275     --; Greek Occupation 1920; 1920 Occupation of Adrianople set (9) m.m. ("bite" out of
         
     top margin of 50l). SG 111-119 cat.24.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    276     Tierra Del Fuego; 1891 10c u.m., SG 1 cat.12. (A complete one country collection in one
         
     stamp !) Similar items earlier this year sold at 9. and 10. ..                   ..              8.
    277     Tokelau Islands; 1953-85 small m. & u. colln., mainly sets. (c.190, 2 FDCs)        ..                    12.
    278     Turks and Caicos Islands; 1900-4 d to 6d, and 2/-, 3/-, and 1905-8 3d, all overprinted
         
    
SPECIMEN, mainly fine though two or three poorer. Cat. approx.225+ (9)              ..                    26.
    279     --; 1919 War Tax 3d marginal u.m. pair with watermark inverted and reversed. SG 153y,
         
     cat.12. each = 24. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    280     U
nion of Soviet Socialist Republics; 1931-34 used (mainly f./v.f.) seln. of airship and
              Zeppelin issues; SG nos. 579c, 580b, 581, 582, 582b, 586, 592, 662 (2), 663 (2), 664, 665,
              666. Total cat.165.                     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.

    281     United States of America; little shoebox with about 500g net weight of off-paper stamps.
         
     (1,000s)
                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
     
     --; see also Papua New Guinea (US Forces, 2nd World War).
    282     Vatican City; mainly u.m. lot in medium stockbook (c.250 different, 2 m.s.)
                              8.

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    283     Vietnam; North Vietnam; 1954-59 mint seln. in fourblocks (no gum, as issued). S.t.c.
         
     180., a couple with faults. (10 blocks = 40)   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    284     --; --; Officials; 1955 set (2) overprints unused (no gum) SG NO33-34, cat.320. 50.
    285     Zululand; m. & u. seln. inc. 1888-93 2d to 4d m.m., 1894-96 1d to 4/- used (mixed quality,
         
     the 4/- thinned etc.). (17)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    45.


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     8 December 2008 Stamps   
Next Stamps and Collectables probably January 2009.
These dates, though fairly firm, are still provisional. The publication of the auction catalogue is confirmation of the date.

             
             
United Kingdom
     
     1840 Penny Black, and Mulready; see UK and Scottish Postal History.
    286     1841 1d red imperf fine mint with virtually full gum, just a small gum thin at the right, and

         
     with four margins though quite close at the upper right. Fairly worn plate, the portrait detail
         
     being quite faint. SG 9, cat.575.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            60.
    287     A packet with mixed used 1d red imperfs (c.110, inc. some fine and some pairs), 1d red stars
         
     (c. 115, inc. one "pygmy" stamp, and one with the "O*O" cancel of Field Post Office in
         
     Crimea - small faults).                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    288     1855-57 No Corner Letters 6d with inverted watermark, good used, some ink on reverse.
         
     SG70Wi cat.275.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    289     1858-70 penny red plates roughly 500 mixed used in stockbook sorted by plate number,
         
     mixed condition. Also just a few 1d stars.
    ..               ..                   ..            50.
    290     1862-64 Small White Corner Letters without hair lines 6d lilac fine mint. Thin covering of
         
     gum but quite possibly original. Some small spots at the upper part of the portrait on closer
         
     inspection prove to be of printing ink. Reperforated at top, and a couple of short perfs. SG
         
     84 cat.1,700.
:      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                150.
    291     1862-64 6d SG 85 fair/sound used (cat.180.), 1867-80 6d SG 109 fair m.m. (part gum,
         
     toned, cat.550.), 1873-80 4d SG 153 plate 16 unused (part gum, cat.1,000.), and another
         
     of the same but poor used (trimmed at right, 250.)           ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    292     1867-80 wmk. Spray 3d, 6d (2 shades, both without hyphen), 9d, 1/-, and 2/-, about average
         
     sound used. Cat.700.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    293     1873-80 4d plate 16, SG 153, cat.1,000. (wing margin example, trimmed at right) unused
              (no gum), fair only.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    294     1880-81 d (2 shades), 1d, 1d, 2d, and 5d sound used. Cat.281.   ..               ..                    24.
    295     1912-24 10d the two basic shades decent m.m., not quite perfect. Cat.112.      ..                    12.

    296     1929 PUC low values sideways watermark set (3) f.u. (light slogan postmarks), slightly
         
     trimmed perfs at foot of 1d. Cat.155.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    297     1936-37 seln. of 1d defins with advertising labels attached KE8 used with Drages

         
     Furniture, KG6 used with Saving is Simple and Friends at Sea , and KG6 vert. pair
         
     with Saving and Home Safe labels.                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    298     1965 Churchill 4d (120), 1/3 (60), De Montfort 6d (120), 2/6 (20), Lister 4d (120), 1/- (60),
         
     Commonwealth Arts 6d (120), 1/6 (60), Tower 3d (120), 1/3 (60), UN 3d (120), 1/6 (60),
         
     ITU 9d (120), 1/6 (60), 1966 Abbey 3d (120), World Cup 6d (120), and 1967 Paintings (60
         
     sets), all ordinary u.m. and all in sheets or half sheets.        ..                   ..               ..                    70.
    299     1965 Battle of Britain 4d (sheet of 120 = 20 sixblocks), 9d (sheet of 120), 1/3 (60), all
         
     ordinary u.m.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    300     1966 Burns 4d (sheet of 120), 1/3 (half-sheet = 60) ordinary u.m.         ..               ..                    10.
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    301     1966 Landscapes ord. 4d (120), 6d (120), 1/3 (60), 1/6 (60) in u.m. sheets or half-sheets.           15.
    302     1966 England Winners u.m. sheet of 120.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    303     Approx. 1967 six printed sheets ("British Postage Stamps" - "Specimens from the British
         
     Philatelic Bureau") with selections of defins, commems, and postage dues.               ..                    20.
    304     A similar sheet with 24 various country stamps. Also 2 UK and 1 Canada p.pack. 5.
    305     Country Stamps; Scotland; 1993-98 (1996) Questa 20p bright green with centre phosphor
         
     band, unmounted mint block of six with left margin, misperforated, the perforations being
         
     6mm high. Quite dramatic. (A similar fourblock in our August auction, not marginal, sold
         
     at 90.)
:                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    306     Postage Dues; loose mix of about 300 used off-paper, mixed issues.    ..            15.
    307     Departmentals; Inland Revenue (5 different unused, some with gum, cat.69), Govt.
         
     Parcels 1887-1900 6d m.m. (large part gum, cat.200.), 1891-1900 2d m.m. (large part gum,
         
     small mark at corner, cat.160.).                     ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.

    308     Booklets;.1982 Stanley Gibbons prestige booklet u.m., cat.11.           ..               ..                      4.
    309     --; 1983 Royal Mint prestige booklet u.m., cat.11.          ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    310     --; 1984 Christian Heritage prestige booklet u.m., cat.32. ..                  ..              6.
    311     --; 1986 British Rail prestige booklet u.m., cat.34.          ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    312     --; 1987 P & O prestige booklet u.m., cat.28.                ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    313     --; 1989 Scots Connection prestige booklet u.m., cat.24. ..                   ..              7.
    314     --; 1991 Agatha Christie prestige booklet u.m., cat.25.                        ..               ..                      6.
    315     --; 1992 Wales prestige booklet u.m., cat.20.                 ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    316     --; 1992 Tolkien prestige booklet u.m., cat.25.               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    317     --; 1993 Beatrix Potter prestige booklet u.m., cat.24.      ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    318     --; 1994 Northern Ireland prestige booklet u.m., cat.28. ..                   ..              6.
    319     --; 1996 European Football prestige booklet u.m., cat.18. ..                 ..              7.
    320     --; 1998 Breaking Barriers prestige booklet u.m., cat.30. ..                   ..              7.
    321     --; 1999 World Changers prestige booklet u.m., cat.32.                      ..               ..                      8.
    322     --; 2000 Treasury of Trees prestige booklet u.m., cat.31. ..                   ..              7.
    323     --; 2002 Across the Universe prestige booklet u.m., cat.28.                 ..               ..                      8.
    324     --; 2003 Microcosmos (DNA) prestige booklet u.m., cat.22.               ..               ..                      8.
    325     Presentation Packs; 1965 PO Tower p.pack (2), and three other items.               ..                      8.
    326     --; 2000 Her Majestys Stamps miniature sheet p.pack, cat.100.         ..               ..                    20.
    327     --; 2000 Queen Mother miniature sheet presentation pack, cat.28.       ..               ..                      5.
    328     --; another of the same.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    329     --; 2004 Lord of the Rings presentation pack, cat.30.     ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    330     --; another of the same.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    331     --; 2005 The Ashes presentation pack, cat.8. ..               ..                   ..              3.
    332     UK First Day Covers; 1963-2005 (stronger in later half) large collection in 12 double-
         
     pocket albums, the basis being a run of Post Office covers (reasonably complete 1986-2005
         
     inc. country stamps, m.s., high values), with the addition of extras such as Benham covers.
         
     (c.740) Also scattered through are some foreign covers, and mint decimal stamps/booklets
         
     with c.130. face value.
            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                500.
    333     --; 1946-97 colln. in six Royal Mail cover albums, generally standard Post Office covers
         
     from about 1977. (c.370), plus a few souvenir covers. Also 1998-2004 loose (c.85) and a
         
     few others.
            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
    334     --; 1937 d, 1d, and 2d on illus. FDC by airmail to Poland. Neat cover with small typed
         
     address envelope has adhesive medallion with
FIRST DAY COVER printed below. Cat.45.           10.

 

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    335     UK First Day Covers; 1975-2003 bundle of illus. unaddressed FDCs (nearly all commem.)
         
     all with House of Lords or House of Commons c.d.s. cancels. Many royalty or parliamentary/
         
     governmental/international subjects, inc. 1977 1, 2, 5 gutter pairs, 1979 European (both
         
     cancels), 1983 Commonwealth Day, 1984 Europa (both), Economic, 1985 Royal Mail,
         
     1986 Birthday, Wedding (both), Parliamentary, 1987 Victorian, 1990 Double Head,
         
     Q.Mother, 1992 Accession, Civil War, European, 1994 Investiture, 1997 Henry VIII,
         
     Golden Wedding, 1998 Diana, NHS (both), 2000 Q.Mother, 2003 Coronation. (55
         
     different)
               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                100.
    336     --; 1975-2000 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last lot. (38 different).
                ..                    75.
    337     --; 1979-2000 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last lot. (26 different).
                ..                    50.
    338     --; 1980-2000 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last lot, a few faults. (20 different).
                   30.
    339     --; 1981-99 a similar lot, all duplicates to the last, and with duplication, inc. 1981 Wedding
         
     (16), 1986 Wedding (4), 1998 Diana (10), 1999 Wedding (5). (Total of 40) Also a few
         
     souvenir covers.
    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    340     --; 1992-2000 four albums containing Benham Small Silk sets for 1995, 1996, 1999
         
     Inventors to 2000 People and Place (these possibly complete runs), Large Silks for 1992
         
     Castles (5 diff., each with full set), 1993 Britannia, and 1997 Castles. Also a few others inc.
         
     non-Benham. (c.235)
               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
     
     Philatelic Covers; see Mixed Lots (Covers; Aviation).
    341     Philatelic Numismatic Covers; 1980-2005 extensive collection in four Royal Mail albums,
         
     nearly all different. Only 18 are Royal Mail, the largest numbers of Benham, and some
         
     others. (100)
         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                350.
    342     PHQ Postcards; approx. 1986-2004 colln. of mint cards in several albums (one of these
         
     the sticky photo album type), probably all sets. (100s)
  ..                   ..            30.
    343     U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1840 (12 July) cover to Dublin with penny black EL
         
     (three-margin, cut into at right) cancelled red MC, Ennis backstamp.      ..            40.
    344     --; 1840s (?) Nation shall not lift up sword . . . propaganda envelope (or possibly just
         
     front) neatly framed.
                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    345     --; 1855 (10 Sep.) cover (envelope with flap missing) London to Paris with 1855 4d (no
         
     corner letters, wmk. Small Garter, blued paper, trimmed at right) with London numeral
         
     cancel. Various faults inc. sticky tape at left, but early use of surface-printed and cat.650.            30.
    346     --; 1860 entire London to Heilbron, Germany, with 1855-57 6d f.u. with London duplex,
         
     various other markings. Reasonable condition, though ink stain on front. Cat.190. 30.
    347     --; 1860 entire London to Heilbron, Germany, with 1855-57 6d f.u. with London numeral
         
     cancel, other markings. Cat.190. ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    348     --; 1868 entire to Italy, with 1855-57 6d (short corner) used with Falmouth duplex, other
         
     markings. Grubby. Cat.190.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    349     --; 1875 cover to Italy with two of 2
d (large coloured corner letters, plate 1, possibly the
         
     blued paper but difficult to tell, as on bluish cover) with London duplex cancel. Corner off
         
     one stamp, one backstamp. Cat. c.220.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    350     --; 1883 cover to Paris with 1880-81 5d (affixed sideways) cancelled nicely by London
         
     hooded datestamp. Forwarding agent's mark at lower corner, cover cut open at left. Cat.225.     35.
    351     --; 1895 cover (envelope used back-to-front !) Birkenhead to New York franked with
         
     "Jubilee" 1
d plus Inland Revenue 1d (SG F19/22) each with Birkenhead squared circle
         
     cancel. Almost certainly philatelic but still interesting. One small corner of cover missing,
         
     and other minor faults. Cat.100.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            20.
    352     --; 1897 cover to Germany with "Jubilee" 1
d plus Inland Revenue 1d (SG F9, F12, or
         
     F15) g.u. with Stoke Newington squared circle cancel. Probably philatelic. Cat.150.                   24.
    353     --; a few items of mainly used QV postal stationery, an 1847 cover with 4 x 1d red imperfs,
         
     and a couple of receipts.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
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United Kingdom, continued.
            354      U.K. Covers and Postal History; 1977 seln. of 30 similar covers, all addressed to James
           
            Callaghan (Prime Minister), and all with CLEARED/
10, DOWNING STREET security cachet.
           
            Some faults but mainly fine.       ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          12.
            355      Scottish Covers and Postal History; 1840 (24 Aug.) Mulready 1d lettersheet, stereo A234
           
            (printed inside in blue as Smiths Envelope Advertiser No.II., Page 2.). Addressed
           
            simply William Campbell Esq/W.S. presumably used within Edinburgh, with red MC
           
            cancel. Vertical fold and other grubby marks. SG Spec. ME1n.
:        ..          ..          75.
            356      --; 1840 Mulready 1d lettersheet, addressed to Edinburgh, smudged red MC, various faults.
           
            Cat.425.         ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          20.
            357      UK Postage Material; stockbook of 1970s-2000s commem sets and odds, and mixed defins.
           
            Face value approx. 155.
     ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          110.
            358      Cinderellas; A1 Bonus Stamp Company 6d trading stamp in u.m. block of 21.             8.
            359      UK Locals; slim stockbook of Alderney and Sark mainly mint and inc. blocks and overprints,
           
            plus imperfs, and various varieties. (c.230)        ..          ..          ..          ..          40.
            360      --; Inchcolm; two mint strips of three of labels for Inchcolm Rover Moot 1961, plus 1 card

           
            with label then through post (one of about ten trial items serviced), two covers with labels
           
            (probably not through post), a die proof of part label design, a single mint label, one label
           
            with cancel, and a photograph of camp. (Cards and photo mounted with sticky tape.) [It had
           
            been proposed to run a mail service to the mainland during this camp, but official approval
           
            was not obtained. Apparently only 50 labels were produced.] Also copy of 1963 article. :      60.
            361      --; 1961 local carriage label for Inchcolm Rover Moot - 6 mint labels (some slight
                        toning), plus sample strikes of cancellation (4 pieces), and proof of the emblems part of
                        design. Also 1963 article about the labels.         ..          ..          ..          ..          35.
            362      --; Lundy; 1953 Coronation d, 1d, 2d, 4d all with opts. in wrong colour, plus normal
           
            Coronation opt. set (7), all u.m., s.t.c.100+     ..          ..          ..          ..          20.

            363      --; Shuna; 2 blue stamp with "SPECIAL/BOAT RUN" opt. (scarce), and u.m. block of 18
           
            (spot on one) of 1949 2d mauve.          ..          ..          ..          ..          15.
            364      --; Stroma; 1968 Olympics complete sheet imperforate, cancelled (= 5 sets of 5)          5.
            365      --; --; a similar lot.        ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          5.
            366      Jersey; three small albums of 1981-93 presentation packs and 1986-93 FDCs.        22.
            367      --; Revenues; 1912-71 set (7), 1932 4 and 19, and 1963 25 and 50, all overprinted
           
           
SPECIMEN, plus six odds of 1912-71 set u.m.    ..          ..          ..          12.
            368      UK Perfins; approx. 500 off-paper, all pre-QE.           ..          ..          ..          40.
            369      UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1840-1900 QV mainly used lot in stockalbum, from
           
            three penny blacks (fair/good), a poor 1840 2d blue, 1d red imperfs (28 with MC cancels,
           
            8 others), a range of 1d red plates, moderate surface-printed (c.70, poor to fine), 1883-84
           
            2/6, 5/-, 10/- average u., and several 1887-1900 Jubilees mint. (c.350)
        ..          260.
            370      --; 1840-1958 used collection in album. QV includes medium penny black, reasonable
           
            range of surface-printed inc. 1867-83 both plates of the 5/- average used (both with the
           
            "B01" cancel of Alexandria, Egypt), 1883-84 2/6 (2), 5/- (2). KE7 has dupl. values to 10/-,
           
            KG5 to 10/- (inc. 24 Seahorses altogether), KG6 again with high values. Condition
           
            generally average to fine. (c.400)
      ..          ..          ..          ..          260.
            371      --; four stockbooks of mainly mint KG6/QE up to about 1990. Some moderate early QE
           
            commems, higher dupl. starting in mid-1960s, sometimes up to full sheets, and the decimal
           
            face value probably approaching 200. (1,000s)
       ..          ..          ..          220.
            372      --; 1854-1969 mint lot in stockbook, high catalogue especially in QV to KG6. Includes
           
            three KG5 Seahorses 2/6 values, a few better phosphor commems. Majority fine, but some
           
            faults. (500+)
           ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          150.



General, 10 November 2008            Page 17                                   Estimate.
                               
                               
United Kingdom, continued.
            373      UK Collections and Mixed Lots; carton with seven albums/binders of mainly used QE,
           
            with many commem sets, country stamps, postage dues, some officials, etc., and inc. one
           
            reasonable stockalbum of Four Kings with KE7 (dupl. used to 5/-, a few mint), KG5
           
            (various defins, dupl. seahorses to 10/-, m. & u. Wembleys,, etc.), KE8, KG6 (some used
           
            high values, a few mint defins). (Many 100s)
..          ..          ..          140.
            374      --; mixed bundle of 1988-2003 presentation packs (12, inc. high values), mint sets mainly
           
            in packets (dozens), a few FDCs, plus some club book remainders and others.
         140.
            375      --; bundle of pages with smaller numbers of earlier, then 1948 Wedding 1 creased u.m.,
           
            and ranges of m.m. decimals (mainly commem sets, total face value roughly 125. (100s)           100.
            376      --; extensive remainder lot in two file storage boxes one of albums, stockbooks, and
           
            stockcards (inc. a few medium value phos. commem sets), the other of mainly FDCs.
           
            (1,000s)
       ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          100.
            377      --; 1841-1970 used colln. in album with a few QV surface-printed in mixed quality, KE7 to
           
            5/-, dupl. KG5, KG6 inc. high values, many later commem sets (100s)
          ..          100.
            378      --; mainly quite modern (though some back to QV) mixed bundle inc. odd stamps ex book-
           
            lets, a few forgeries (noted thus), cinderellas, 1974 Tree PHQ card fair mint, etc. (100s)
       70.
            379      --; a Windsor album with some mint QE pre-decimal, another album of 1951-70 m.m.
           
            commems (a few phos.), another with mixed UK plus a few Australia, and a fourth with a
           
            mint colln. of Guernsey 1958-81.
      ..          ..          ..          ..          60.
            380      --; 1902-71 used colln. of definitives in album with some dupl., wmk. varieties, and high
           
            values. (100s)
          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          50.
            381      --; 1968-96 stock of used commems in six stockbooks inc. fair numbers of non-letter-rate
           
            values. (1,000s)
       ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          40.
            382      UK Collections and Mixed Lots; 1854-2002 used colln. in 4-volume SG One-Country-
           
            Album
(pages to 2005), strongest in 1970s-90s (100s). Also five stockbooks and stock-
           
            album of used duplicates.
      ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          40.
            383      --; mix in small box, nearly all pre-decimal, and going back to QV. (100s)
     ..          30.
            384      --; a quantity of 1st class (c.75) and 2nd class (c.200) stamps on paper, apparently without
           
            postmarks.       ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          ..          20.

THE END OF THE SALE
Robert Murray 2008

                                                       
 

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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               
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lvs.                   album leaves                                         p.stat.               postal stationery
c.                     circa (usually approximate quantity)       
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BID FORM - Sale Date 10 November 2008

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

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