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Postal History
AUCTION
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SCOTTISH POSTAL HISTORY
from the collection of the late David C. Jefferies

 Monday 3 October 2005
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    Lots 233-275 Collections and Mixed Lots
    Lots 276-338 Literature
    Lots 339-452 Postal History

    Lots 453-540 Saint Kilda
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              David Jefferies was well known for many things, amongst which were his great knowledge of and enthusiasm for the two subjects we are offering in today’s auctions; Cinderellas and Scottish Postal History.
         
     David was one of the instrumental names in the establishment of Scottish Postal History as a serious area of study. Along with some other well-known names, he founded the Scottish Postmark Group, and their series of publications were very important in laying foundations upon which numerous later collectors built our current thorough knowledge.

 

This must be one of the best collections of Scottish Postal History to appear at auction in recent years. It is quite different from some others however in that such a wide variety is covered; in areas, in types, in ages, and in values. I am sure that this current offering will give fresh impetus to the hobby, bringing new material into the hands of another generation of collectors. Much that is sold here will appear over the coming months and years in society displays, competitive exhibits, humble collections - and in dealer’s boxes.
The Saint Kilda collection is outstanding, and appears as the last section of this catalogue.


We suggest you spend a little time checking the various sections for your interests. For example, the keen Ayrshire collector would be disappointed to miss the interesting items in the Prisoner of War section, or the Western Islands enthusiast might miss the Davaar cover (which is in the “Cachets” section).

 

              SCOTTISH POSTAL HISTORY
             
                  
Collections and Mixed Lots.
      ***     This first section forms the main run of the collection; a “simple” collection of postmarks
         
     arranged on pages alphabetically by post office name, housed in file boxes. Everything is
         
     included from pre-stamp items, through Queen Victoria, into more modern, and sometimes
         
     almost up-to-date. Due to the arrangement it would not be feasible to offer this in town or
         
     county sections, so it is simply offered box-by-box.
         
     As a random example, we picked box “F” which runs from Fair Isle, Fairlie, and Fairmilehead,
         
     through to Furnace, Fushie Bridge, and Fyvie, with Falkirk and Fort William as two of the
         
     biggest. This box contains 209 covers or cards, 760 pieces (or identifiable postmarks on stamps),
         
     and about 40 other items (mainly photographs of post offices). This is a full box, and all boxes
         
     are about equally as full unless mentioned..
         
     Condition is generally good to fine, with some here and there either poor or well above average.
              [Note that lots numbered 1 to 232 make up our Cinderellas auction on the same day.]
    233     Abbey St. Bathans to Alyth.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    234     Amhuinnsuidh to Ayton.                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    235     Back to Blantyre.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    236     Boarhills to Byres Road.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    237     Cadham to Colvend (very full box).                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    238     Comely Bank to Cushnie.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    239     Dailly to Dumgoyne.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £150.
    240     Dunalastair to Dysart.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150
    241     Eaglesfield to Eyemouth, excluding Edinburgh. (about 60% full box).      ..        £100.
    242     Edinburgh only (with many duplex marks on pieces with 1d reds, often sorted by type and

         
     code letter). (About 70% full box).                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    243     Fair Isle to Fyvie.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    244     Gailes Camp to Guthrie, excluding Glasgow.    ..               ..                   ..        £200.
    245     Glasgow only (about 30% full box).                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    246     Haddington to Hyndland.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    247     Ibrox to Jura (over-filled box).      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    248     Kames to Kilwinning. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £150.
    249     Kinbrace to Kylesku. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £150.
    250     Lady to Leadhills.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
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Collections and Mixed Lots, continued.
    251     Ledaig to Livingston Station.         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    252     Loanhead to Lyth.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    253     Macduff to Mire.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    254     Mochrum to Mylnefield, and Oakbank to Oykel.              ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    255     Nairn to Nunton (very full).           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    256     Paisley to Pluscarden.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    257     Polbeth to Pumpherston.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    258     Quarff to Ruthwell.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    259     Saddell to Sprouston.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    260     Stafford Street to Symington.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
    261     Tain to Tynron.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    262     Uddingston to Yoker.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
                                                                  END OF SECTION

    263     Carton filled with bundles of covers, much of it sorted by type and with notes and comments

         
     (but rubber bands breaking up). Most is in 19th century – late pre-stamp period to penny red
         
     period. An excellent trade lot, as most are of suitable standard for individual sale. (Many
         
     100s, possibly as many as 2,000). Viewers please handle with care so as to maintain the
         
     sorting as far as possible.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £500.
    264     A broadly similar lot, maybe about half the quantity.          ..                   ..               ..                £240.
    265     Mixture written-up on pages, in LP box. Includes, good selection of different pre-stamp

         
     types, some early (from 1667), nice selection of covers with ms endorsements regarding
         
     mail coaches, Brunswick Stars, Abergeldie Castle h/stamp, a poor Peter Williamson mark,
         
     various modern Robert Burns (souvenir covers etc.), and many other useful and interesting.       £400.
    266     Many 100s (probably about three thousand ?) of covers in four file boxes, in large carton.

         
     Most are with 1d reds and 1d lilacs (inc. a bundle of the 14-dot variety), and although the
         
     common postmarks are here in abundance (for example one box seems to be mainly
         
     Glasgow 159 cancels), there are some less common also included.         ..               ..                £400.
    267     Flat box with an old stock/accumulation of mixed Scottish covers, mainly pre-stamp plus

         
     some with penny reds etc. Includes additional ½s, manuscript/handstruck 1, 2, etc, penny
         
     posts, datestamps, etc., etc., and with many Edinburgh. Appears untouched for maybe forty
         
     years. (Estimated 500+)                ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.
    268     A very large (three large cartons) and heavy (possibly about 100kg) accumulation of odds

         
     and remainders, much of which is bulk or modern (e.g. slogan postmarks on cover/piece,
         
     bundles of commercial mail), but with odd bits of interest scattered through. Some postal
         
     history (mixed periods), many commercial covers (much modern), plus modern special
         
     event covers (sometimes written-up on pages), papers, photocopies and articles, etc. A big
         
     disorganised sort.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £350.
    269     1702-1812 useful mixed collection in album. Includes 1702 letter addressed to My Lord

         
     St Clair, 1718 London Bishop Mark, 1721 entire addressed …To the care of the postmaster
         
     of Dysart, Kirkaldie, a number of other 18th century, some with postal marks. (31) £150.
    270     Box of pages in folders, much of which is slogan pmks. on piece, but other types also

         
     inc. Victorian. (100s) ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
    271     Album of special cancels on covers. Mainly quite ordinary, but includes 5 reg. covers from

         
     1959 International Hospitals Federation Congress all with Edinburgh skeleton pmk. Some
         
     toning in places.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    272     A selection of small (modern) cards with sample strikes of various postal markings e.g.

         
     Glasgow Parcel Office, NO SUCH STREET IN AYR, FDI Dundee, etc. (20); also six cards
         
     with modern sample impressions of wax seals (bag seals of Macmerry, Hill of Menie,
         
     Bridge of Don, etc.)                      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

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

Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 4                                       Estimate.
             
           Other Categories
    273     Iceland; fine collection on pages of Icelandic stamps with Scottish postmarks (mainly as
         
     cancels) of Aberdeen (10), Edinburgh (114, 7 covers, plus 3 other cards), Leith (5), and
         
     Glasgow (1). Everything included from smudged part pmks on single stamps, to pieces/
         
     covers with paquebot marks, and inc. some attractive multiples.             ..               ..                £100.
    274     Scandinavia; 1887 Norway p.stat. card cancelled Leith, plus Leith Ship Letter mark (very

         
     poor); 1909 Norway 1ø 16-block cancelled Christiania plus one part Edinburgh pmk.; 1933
         
     cover with Denmark 15ø cancelled Edinburgh plus paquebot; and 1940 cover from Faroes
         
     with 2 x Denmark 15ø cancelled Edinburgh paquebot c.d.s. (faults).       ..            30.

             
Ephemera
    275     A Neopost 105 franking machine of 1965 (as supplied to Cleveland Petroleum Co. Ltd).

         
     Seems to be in good condition, but ink is dry so cannot be checked. Also three boxes of
         
     gummed strips.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

           Literature (including works with a bearing on Scottish Postal History)
    276     Cary’s New Itinerary . . .Great Roads . . .England and Wales, With many of the Principal
         
     Roads in Scotland.  4th edition, 1810 (some worm holes but generally very fine, modern
         
     binding). ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    277     Acts of Parliament relating to The Post Office, From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria, 1838 (modern
         
     binding). ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    278     Glasgow Post Office Annual Directory for 1838-39 (modern binding).                 ..                      5.
    279     Her Majesty’s Mails; An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British Post Office by

         
     William Lewins, 1864. (Binding repaired with tape.)          ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    280     The Royal Mail its Curiosities and Romance by J. Wilson Hyde, 1885 (complete, but pages
              made up in wrong order).              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    281     The Post in Grant and Farm by J. Wilson Hyde, London 1894.          ..               ..                      5.
    282     On the Track of the Mail-Coach by F.E. Baines, London 1895 (binding worn).                            5.
    283     The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles by John G. Hendy (signed by him), 1905. 5.
    284     Trial of Madeleine Smith edited by F. Tennyson Jesse, 1927, part of Notable British Trials
             
series. Title page loose.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    285     Moffat Early Roads and Coaching Days by Thomas Henderson, Lockerbie 1960. 8.
    286     The Post Office 1635-1720 edited by W.G. Stitt Dibden, Bath 1960.   ..              5.
    287     The Drove Roads of Scotland by A.R.B. Haldane, Edinburgh 1968.                     ..                      4.
    288     James Chalmers, Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp by W.J. Smith 1970; also How the
              Adhesive Postage Stamp was Born
 by Leah Chalmers 1939 (foxing); and duplicated
              Rowland Hill’s famous letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer 2 Nov 1839 outlining his
              plan for the gradual implementation of Postal Reform
. ..                  ..               ..                      8.
    289     Great Britain; Post Roads, Post Towns, and Postal Rates 1635-1839 by Alan Robertson,
              1961 (cover water-damaged).      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    290     Five different Scottish Postmark Group books (P.Posts of Edin., Numbered Pmks., POs in
              Scotland, Dotted Circles, Experimental Duplex).               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    291     Three Centuries of Scottish Posts by A.R.B. Haldane, Edinburgh 1971.               ..                      5.
    292     The Postal History of Perth by Neil Blair, 1976.             ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    293     Scottish Air Mails1919-1979 by Richard Bieth, 1981 (author-signed).  ..              4.
    294     Royal Mail; The Post Office Since 1840 by M.J. Daunton, 1985.        ..               ..                      5.
    295     A Scottish Postbag; Eight Centuries of Scottish Letters, edited by Bruce and Scott, 1986.         4.
    296     For the Port & Carriage of Letters; A Practical Guide to the Inland and Foreign Postage
              Rates of the British Isles 1570 to 1840
by David Robinson, 1990.       ..               ..                      8.
    297     Collections and Recollections by A. Bruce Auckland, 1991.                ..               ..                      4.
    298     Royal Household Mail by Glenn H. Morgan, 1992.         ..                   ..               ..                      6.

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           Literature, continued.
    299     Brunswick Star Cancels by Richard Arundel, 1993.        ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    300     Another of the same.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..              4.
    301     The Scots Local Namestamps 1840-1860 by Stephens and Erskine, 1994.           ..                      8.
    302     The Paisley Rocketeers by Donald Malcolm, 1997.         ..                   ..               ..                      2.
    303     Collect British Postmarks by Whitney (edited Peachey & Crookes), 1997.          ..                      5.
    304     Mixed box of books, pamphlets, etc.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    305     Edinburgh Almanacs/Directories; Oliver & Boyd’s New Edinburgh Almanac 1861
              (repaired).                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    306     --; Oliver & Boyd’s New Edinburgh Almanac 1874.      ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    307     --; Oliver & Boyd’s Edinburgh Almanac 1904.              ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    308     --; Oliver & Boyd’s Edinburgh Almanac 1909.              ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    309     --; Oliver & Boyd’s Edinburgh Almanac 1932.              ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    310     --; Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1948-49.                    ..               ..                      4.
    311     --; Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1972-73.                    ..               ..                      4.
    312     --; Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1974-75.                    ..               ..                      4.
    313     James Mackay Books; Scotland; Scottish Postmarks, 1978.            ..               ..                      4.
    314     --; --; Scottish Postmarks, 1978.                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                        .. 4.
    315     --; --; Scottish Post Offices, 1989.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    316     --; --; Scottish Twin-Arc Postmarks with Stampers’ Numbers 1894-1963, 1983. ..                    4.
    317     --; --; The Postal History of Glasgow, 1984.                 ..                   ..               ..                        .. 5.
    318     --; --; The Floating Post Offices of the Clyde, 1979.     ..                   ..               ..                      3.
    319     --; --; The Circular Name Stamps of Scotland, 1978.    ..                   ..               ..                      3.
    320     --; --; Postal History of Dumfries, 1986.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    321     --; --; Machine Cancellations of Scotland, 1986.           ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    322     --; --; Sub Office Rubber Datestamps of Scotland, 1985.                   ..               ..                        .. 3.
    323     --; --; Scottish Numeral Postmarks, 1987.    ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    324     --; --; The Skeleton Postmarks of Scotland, 1978.         ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    325     --; --; Islands Postal History Series complete in 10 volumes, 1978-79, plus 1980 Supplement
              and Catalogue
.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    326     --; United Kingdom; The Parcel Post of the British Isles, 1982.        ..               ..                      5.
    327     --; --; Surcharged Mail of the British Isles, 1984.          ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    328     --; --; Registered Mail of the British Isles, 1982.            ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    329     --; --; Official Mail of the British Isles, 1983.                 ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    330     --; --; Telegraphic Codes of the British Isles 1870-1924, 1981.          ..               ..                      3.
    331     --; --; British Post Office Numbers 1924-1969, 1981.    ..                   ..               ..                      3.
    332     --; --; The Postal History Annual complete run 1979-90. (12)             ..               ..                    15.
    333     Literature (Wholesale); 60 copies of Penny Posts of Edinburgh and District by Auckland
              and Bonar, 1972.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    334     --; 23 copies of the same.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    335     --; 13 copies of Dotted Circle Postmarks of Scotland (Scottish Postmark Group). 12.


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Note that all rules, notes, comments, guidance, and bid steps appearing in our 26 September Stamp Auction relate to this sale also.




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           Material Related to Publications and Research
    336     Large quantity (in two boxes) of papers, photocopies, illustrations of postmarks, lists, and so
              on, much of which has been used for research over the years, some directly relating to the
              early publications of the Scottish Postmark Group. Largely in disorder, and needs much
              tidying. Also includes things of little consequence (e.g. copies of articles). Little
              commercial value, but a lot that needs to find a new home. ..                   ..            50.
    337     Six folders with bundles of photocopies. According to file titles, these are Kirkwood’s
              proof books 1828-1898.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    338     Bundle of pages being the origination for the Scottish Postmark Group’s Penny Posts of
              Edinburgh and District
(1972), now in some disrepair due to deterioration of sticky tape
              etc., but inc. hand-drawn illustrations, a couple of prints.    ..                   ..            10.

             
Classified by County
    339     Arran; fine range in album of covers and pieces representing many small offices as well as
              the main POs. Starts with a few pre-stamp, through to about 1960s (a few later). 50.
    340     Ayrshire; fine collection in five albums, thought to be the remains of the collection formed
              by James Douglas. Excludes Ayr and Kilmarnock, and other alphabetical sections also
              missing – this lot covers Alloway to Cumnock, and Girvan to to Rankinston.
              Collection has everything from pre-stamp covers through to about 1970 and has a good
              scattering of scarce marks and popular types such as mileage marks and Scots Locals as
              b/stamps etc. Also notable are pmks. on piece of many of the smaller post offices seldom
              seen. Also includes some postcards. Warrants good viewing. (Few hundred items) £350.
    341     --; 1776-1978 good collection of Ayr in large album, largely originally James Douglas’
              collection, from 1776 curved
AIR, 1797-1800 covers with straight-line AIR (5 black, 1 red),
              a variety of mileage marks, Addl.½s,
AYR/PENNY POST (2 black, 1 blue – this with date-
         
     stamp and “½” also in blue), 1840 4d post, etc., then through a variety of datestamps to
         
     modern slogans, and inc. sub-offices, and 8 1950s TPO covers. (100s of items)                       £150.
    342     --; 1789-1970 food collection of Kilmarnock in two albums, similar in style to the last.              £120.
    343     --; folder of pages with seln. of Ayr postmarks, mainly on 1d reds and 1d lilacs on piece,

         
     a few covers, and inc. a few 2d blues also. (100s)             ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    344     --; 1840 cover to Edinburgh with Penny Black RD (2 margins) with smudged red MC,

         
     Ayr backstamp.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
    345     Bute; colln. on pages of Rothesay pmks. (plus a few Port Bannatyne) showing a variety of

         
     different types.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    22.
    346     --; 1778 cover with lovely
ROTH/SAY, 1814 with boxed mileage, 1832 with ROTHSAY, and
         
     1851 with blue ROTHSAY b/stamp.                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    347     Dundee; 1863-95 collection of dotted circle postmarks on covers (17) or pieces (32). Ex-

         
     Douglas, and all identified by type, generally fine quality.    ..                   ..            50.
    348     East Lothian; 1840 cover to Edinburgh with Penny Black OA (three good margins but

         
     close/touching at foot) tied by red MC. Dunbar datestamp on back join, vertical filing fold
         
     through stamp, and some m.s. notes on front.   ..               ..                   ..            30.
    349     Edinburgh and Leith; 1693 entire Edinburgh to Rotterdam with Edinburgh oval Bishop

         
     mark (fine), London Bishop mark, etc. Grubby.                ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    350     --; 1714 entire London to Edinburgh, bearing a curved
EDINBURGH mark of unknown back-
         
     ground. Also cutting from magazine (1960s ?) about this cover. Our own inclination is to
         
     be suspicious, but we cannot prove it to be “wrong”.         ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    351     --; 1805 entire Shetland to Musselburgh with oval
Ship Letter/(crown)/LEITH (very faint at
         
     foot), ED380a. Scarce.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    352     --; 1834 printed leaflet advertising new Joint Stock Coach service to Newcastle. Some

         
     toning at edges.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    353     --; 1840 local entire with Penny Black OG (fine, with three good margins, roughly trimmed

         
     at top, just into design), tied by red MC.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
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    354     Edinburgh and Leith; 1840s-1890s album of “131” and twin-arc cancels, and some
         
     others inc. Glasgow, on cover or piece. (c.150)                ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    355     --; 1856-72 good collection of
POSTED SINCE marks on covers (24) or pieces (16). 40.
    356     --; 1857-81 fine collection in album of dotted circle duplex cancels on cover and on piece

         
     (ex-Douglas). Items are nearly all identified by SPG types, and quality is well above the
         
     average. (65 covers, 100 pieces)  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    357     --; small lot of Edinburgh datestamps on stamp or on piece, mainly twin-arc, and arranged

         
     by number (1 to 34). (c.200+)      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    358     --; Peter Williamson’s Penny Post; 1781 entire from Earlston to Edinburgh with
E.PENNY
         
      POST NOT PAID on reverse (ED458a) – complete medium strike, over flap, a little grubby.             50.
    359     --; --; undated cover with the same mark. Less distinct, but cleaner cover.              ..                    50.
    360     --; --; 1790 small entire (toned), with the same strike, recognisable but not good. 30.
    361     --; --; 1790 entire with moderate strike of wavy
NOT PAID, ED460.       ..               ..                    30.
    362     Fife; approx 1920 twelve Indian KG5 stamps (soaked off, but reconstructed on page) with

         
     1844-type “229” cancels of Leven.                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    363     Glasgow; bundle of folders of pages with a wide variety of postmarks, mainly on piece, and

         
     mainly 1860s-1950s. Includes a good range of sub-offices. (100s)         ..               ..                    70.
    364     Islands; 1787-1883 small box of mixed covers with variety of postmarks inc. 1787

         
     DUNVEGAN, Stornoway, Kirkwall, Broadford, Portree, Isle Ornsay, Stromness, Bowmore,
         
     etc. (37)                    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    365     Midlothian; 1840 part cover to Leith with very fine Penny Black TF (four margins, wide at

         
     top and at foot) with double strike of red MC, on reverse straight line FISHERROW overstruck
         
     by Leith and another datestamps.  ..                 ..               ..                   ..            75.
    366     --; 1840 cover to Glasgow with Penny Black TL (but no margins) tied by red MC, also with

         
     RATHO/PENNY POST (fine) on front of cover.     ..               ..                   ..            30.
    367     Orkney; 1848-1972 fine colln. of postmarks on pages, mainly on piece, with 26 POs rep-

         
     resented (none of Kirkwall). (54 pieces, 13 covers/cards) ..                   ..            30.
    368     Renfrewshire; 1823 entire Jamaica to Edinburgh with fair strike of
SHIP LETTER/
         
      GREENOCK RE110.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    369     --; 1840-41 two covers Greenock to Paisley; 1841 entire with Penny Black GB (four

         
     margins, vertical filing crease) g.u. with black MC (a bit smudged); and 1840 entire with
         
     Twopence Blue JL (four margins but very narrow in places) with red MC.               ..                £150.
    370     Roxburghshire; 1834 printed notice offering £20 reward for information leading to the

         
     conviction of a horse thief. Posted to Langholm, with poor JEDBURGH straight-line. 20.
    371     Shetland; 1883-1969 good range of pmks. on pages, mainly on piece, with 45 different

         
     POs represented (105 pieces – only 1 of Lerwick, 19 covers/cards)      ..               ..                    50.











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Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 8                                       Estimate.
             
    372     Stirlingshire; 1735 cover addressed To/Mr John Thomson Writter/att his house near the
         
     foot/off Carubbers close/Edinburgh, with manuscript postal marking at top Fal/2 (Falkirk
         
     two pence). Some faults, but highly scarce.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    373     --; 1735 cover addressed To/Mr John Thomson Writer in/Carrubbers Close--/Edinburgh,

         
     with manuscript postal marking at top Ster/2 (Stirling two pence). Scarce.               ..                    40.
    374     Western Isles; album with a good collection of postmarks on piece or cover and including

         
     many smaller offices, of Canna, Coll, Colonsay, Easdale, Eigg, Gigha, Iona, Islay, Jura,
         
     Mull, Raasay, Rhum, Scalpay, Seil, Shuna, Skye, Tiree, and Ulva. Mainly good/fine, some
         
     with toning.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    375     --; Lewis; 1863-1972 good range in album of pmks. mainly on piece representing c.39

         
     different POs. (c.129 pieces, 17 covers/cards, 2 photos)                        ..               ..                    40.


                                                                  376 --; North Uist; 1837 entire to Edinburgh with good
                                                                         strike of
UIST to/DUNVEGAN on reverse, plus Addl.½
                                                                         and datestamp.      ..                   ..               ..                    50.

    377     --; --; mainly 1930s-50s seln. of pmks. on piece comprising Balishore (1), Bayhead (6),

         
     Berneray (3), Sollas (5, inc. sample strike of bag seal), and Tigharry (5). Also 4 photos.                  7.
    378     --; South Uist; similar seln. of Bualdubh, Daliburgh (6), Eochar (6, inc. sample strike of bag

         
     seal), Grogary (2), Gramsdale (3), Stoneybridge (inc. sample of bag seal), and W.Grinish (1).
         
     Also 10 photos.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.

             
Classified by Type
    379     Allied Forces in Great Britain 1939-45; a fine collection of labels, postmarks, covers, etc.
         
     in album (often with Scottish connections where possible, and just a few post-war also
         
     included) comprising Czechoslovakia (15 labels, 6 pieces, 7 covers/cards), France (7, 0, 0),
         
     Netherlands (6, 5, 0), Norway (10, 7, 0), Poland (152, 10, 7), USA (0, 5, 5), and Yugoslavia
         
     (24, 0, 3). Also (24, 0, 3). Also a copy of Polish Post 7 Years War.     ..               ..                £130.
    380     Aviation; 1910 postcard (Flight of Delagrange) with ½d stamp cancelled
LANARK/AU 13/
         
      10/GRAND·STAND; another card (Cody in Flight) with Lanark c.d.s.      ..               ..                    70.
    381     --; 1932-68 seln. in album of first flights, commercial air covers (domestic and foreign),

         
     and postcards, inc. several items relating to Prestwick Airport. (52 items)                ..                    50.
    382     --; 1934 first flight cover Kintore to Kirkwall by Highland Airways.                         ..                    20.
    383     --; 1934 (29 May) pair of covers, each with Highland Airways commem. label, for first

         
     flights Inverness to Kirkwall, and return route.  ..               ..                   ..            15.
    384     --; 1934 (29 May) Orcadian cover for first flight from Kirkwall.            ..               ..                    10.
    385     --; attractive sepia ppc showing “Passenger Plane at Bridgend, Islay” (Highland & Scottish

         
     Air Ferries). Used Port Askaig 1934.              ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    386     --; 1934 (31 Jul. – 1 Aug.) three souvenir covers for Gerhard Zucker’s Scarp – Harris test

         
     rocket flights, each with label and cachet. Also three loose labels, and items from Sussex
         
     Downs experiments (1 cover, 6 fourblocks of labels).        ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    387     --; 1934 (20 Aug.) cover to Bristol, with 1½d stamp cancelled Glasgow, air mail label at

         
     corner, by first flight Glasgow to Birmingham. Faulty at top. ..                  ..            10.
    388     --; 1934 (Aug.-Nov.) seln. of 11 Railway Air Services first flight covers, nearly all on their

         
     souvenir envelopes, also one last flight.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    389     --; 1934 (1 Dec.) trio of souvenir covers for Highland Airways first flights Wick to Inverness,

         
     Inverness to Wick, and Kirkwall to Wick.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    390     --; 1937 (25 Jan.) cover Clydebank to Shetland by Aberdeen Airways emergency flight.

         
     Faults.    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    391     --; 1937 (23 Nov.) seln. of seven covers (all different in some way) for Highland Airways

         
     Orkney and Shetland services.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 9                                       Estimate.
             
    392     Aviation; 1939 (31 Jul.) cover (split open for display) by first Scottish Airways service
         
     North Ronaldshay to Kirkwall, with poster-style label (only 100 printed ?) just tied by pmk.          20.
    393     --; 1948 (16 Feb.) printed cover for first all-up BEA service Inverness to Stornoway. Also

         
     ppc multiview of “The Airport, Stronoway”.     ..               ..                   ..            15.
    394     --; 1954 (25 Dec.) cover addressed to Canada, badly charred, with violet cachet
SALVAGED
         
      MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/PRESTWICK 25-12-54.   ..               ..                   ..            30.
    395     --; 1970-97 album of souvenir covers (some flown) etc. (86); also a few ppcs, and a seln. of

         
     BEA air letter labels.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    396     Cachets; 1906 cover (roughly opened) to Blair Atholl with smudged
DAVAAR ISLAND
         
      cachet on front, plus better strike on back. Stamp cancelled Campbeltown. Original letter
         
     also has reference to Davaar.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    397     --; selection on pages, all on cover/card,  inc. 1904
LESLIE/Y.M.C.A./BAZAAR, 1905 SHELL
         
      GROTTO, 1907 POSTED AT/ETTRICK BAY, BUTE, some modern. (17)                       ..                    24.
    398     --; 1971 cover with
CARA Is./ARGYLL cachet.  ..               ..                   ..              4.
    399     Exhibitions; 1938
reg. cover to Surrey with four stamps cancelled EXHIBITION P.O.
         
      GLASGOW c.d.s.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    400     Experimental Duplexes; fine collection in album (ex-Douglas) of postmarks on cover or
              piece, all arranged by SPG type, with many of the strikes well above average, comprising
              Aberdeen (5 covers, 56 pieces), Dumfries (2, 4), Dundee (2, 8), Glasgow type 1 (1 piece),
              Madeleine Smith (4 covers), Greenock (2, 7), Inverness (4, 9), Kilmarnock (1 cover), Leith
              (1 covers), Paisley (1, 2), Perth (5, 8), Stirling (1, 3). Also a few English (1, 6)                         £100.
    401     Highland Shows; 1843-1978 strong collection (as exhibited to SPHS March 2003) starting
              with mail to and from Highland & Agricultural Society, and postcards for 1907 and 1922.
              Covers posted at shows start in 1931 (2, one with probably unofficial show cachet), then
              there are covers or cards with
SHOWYARD, MOBILE POST OFFICE, ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW,
              or
RHAS cancels for 1936, 1938, 1939, 1948, and each year 1950 to 1959, ordinary cancels
              for 1960-61, interesting seln. of special handstamps from 1962 (which the SPG campaigned
              for), and some later. Also a few other postcards and labels. (107 items) ..        £170.

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Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 10                                     Estimate.
             
    402     Historical; letter only (no outer cover) signed Polwarth and dated Redbreas Castle,
              Saturday the 17th Set 1715
. In this letter to William Hay of Drumelzier he complains that
              Hay has failed in his duty to provide troops (to put down the Jacobite Rebellion). (Two
              months later, Polwarth, the Earl of Marchmont, led three battalions to the Battle of
              Sheriffmuir.) Pasted at a few points to a backing sheet, and has segments missing from
              previous mounting.                        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.

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Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 11                                     Estimate.
             
    403     Instructional, Missent, Redirected, etc.; 1829-1958 interesting colln. on pages of missent
         
     marks (inc. Leven, Aberdeen, Wick), Too Late (inc. a “Mae West” on reg. receipt), “Not
         
     known at BANKFOOT”, More to Pay, Dead Letter Office ambulance covers, etc. (39 covers,
         
     3 pieces).                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    65.
    404     --; 1830 cover London to Eskbank marked ms Not Musselburgh and Try Dalkeith. Marks

         
     include crowned FREE datestamp, MUSSELBURGH/PENNY POST, TO PAY/ONE PENNY, and
         
     handstruck “1”.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    405     --; entire Selkirk to Edinburgh, redirected to Portobello. Good strike of
POSTAGE/TO/
         
      EDINBURGH/NOT PAID ED118 in black, other marks.         ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    406     --; 1841 cover to Melrose with ms Missent to followed by Montrose d/stamp.       ..                      6.
    407     Parcel Labels; good colln. of MacBrayne, SMT, Highland Omnibuses, Alexanders,

         
     Eastern Scottish, and other services. Mainly single labels (or in units), some on piece etc.
         
     Some scarce. (c.180)                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    408     --; 1902 North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company 3d newspaper

         
     label, optd. “For Pentland Firth only”. Toned etc.              ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    409     Prisoner of War Camps in Scotland; 1814 entire to Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh, from
         
     Agent for Parole Prisoners at Biggar, probably drawing allowance for upkeep of Napoleo-
         
     nic prisoners. Biggar boxed mileage.                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    410     --; 1915 cover to London, stamp cancelled Hawick, and with clear violet circular
P.O.W.
         
      CAMP/P.C./STOBS.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    411     --; 1915 reg. cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to London, stamps cancelled Hawick,

         
     with clear black P.O.W. CAMP/P.C./STOBS.         ..                                    ..               ..                    30.
    412     --; 1915 cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to Liverpool, stamp cancelled Hawick, with

         
     red P.O.W. CAMP/P.C./STOBS. Includes original letter.          ..                                    ..                    20.
    413     --; 1915 cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to Denmark with partial strike of
P.O.W. CAMP/
         
      P.C./STOBS.                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    414     --; 1916 cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to Liverpool, stamp cancelled Hawick, with

         
     smaller lilac P.O.W. CAMP/P.C./STOBS (faint). Includes original letter.         ..            15.
    415     --; cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to Germany, with cachet on back flap
NEUE
         
      STOBSER ZEITUNG/GEFANGENEN-LAGER STOBS/(SCHOTTLAND), and censor label. 20.
    416     --; cover (“Prisoners of War” envelope) to Germany, with and censor label on reverse.                 15.
    417     --; a similar item, dated 1917.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    418     --; 1917 P.o.W. letter form used within camp. ..               ..                   ..            15.
    419     --; 1917 Feld-Paket label on piece of parcel wrapper. Sent from Germany, addressed to

         
     prisoner at Stobs Camp.               ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    420     --; 1917 ppc from Egypt with British
ARMY POST OFFICE pmk., addressed to one of camp
         
     staff at Stobs Camp.                     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    421     --; WW1 sepia ppc (unused) showing German Prisoners’ Band at PoW Camp 206, Raasay.

         
     Also a copy of the book The Raasay Iron Mine; Where Enemies Became Friends by L. &
         
     P. Draper, 2003.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    422     --; 1916 interesting cover to Wounded & PoW Committee in Maastricht. 2½d stamp can-

         
     celled Largs, and with “P.W.” censor label (for PoWs) but no camps are known in Ayrshire.
         
     DCJ conjectures that it may have been a PoW in a military hospital.       ..            20.
    423     --; small colln. of postcards (various dates) showing Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel,

         
     Orkney, both with connections to Camp 60. (28) No postal/P.o.W. mail.                ..                      6.
     
***     --; the following twelve lots are mainly PoW letter sheets or cards used by prisoners during
              and after WW2, and are all identified by camp.
    424     --; three to Italy, from Camp 12 (Donaldson’s Hospital, Edinburgh) (2), and Camp 105

         
     (Colinton).                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.


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    425     Prisoner of War Camps in Scotland (continued) ; three from Camp 16 (Gosford House,
         
     Longniddry), plus a mail label for mail Germany to the camp, and one from Amisfied,
         
     Haddington, plus another OHMS cover from Amisfield with GERMAN PW/WORKING
         
      CAMP . . . .cachet. (6 items)                               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    426     --; two from Camp 19 (Happendon, Douglas, Lanarkshire), and three from Camp 62

         
     (Thankerton, Biggar). ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            30.
    427     --; two from Camp 21 (Cultybraggan, Comrie), and three from Camp 63 (Balhary, Alyth)

         
     (also two modern covers to farm camp), and one each from Camp 233 (Findo Gask,
         
     Dunning), and Camp 274 (Errol, Perthshire).    ..               ..                   ..            30.
    428     --; two from Camp 64 (Castle Rankine, Denny, Stirlingshire) (one poor), plus one cover

         
     from Italy addressed to prisoner there. Also one from Camp 559 (Abbey Craig Park,
         
     Stirling).  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            26.
    429     --; four from Camp 66 (Calvine, Blair Atholl). Also three 1958-59 covers (faults) addressed

         
     to a Pole at “Calvine Camp”.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    430     --; two from Camp 67 (Craigellachie, Morayshire), and one each from Camps 109 (Brahan

         
     Castle Camp, Dingwall), 110 (Stuartfield, Mintlaw), and 111 (Deer Park Camp, Monymusk).      30.
    431     --; two from Camp 68 (Halmuir, Lockerbie), two from Camp 188 (Johnstone Castle, Ren-

         
     frewshire), card from Germany (one stamp missing) addressed to Camp 188, and one each
         
     from Camp 293 (Carronbridge North Camp, Dumfriesshire), and Camp 780 (Milton Bridge,
         
     Midlothian). (7 items) ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            40.
    432     --; three from Camp 75 (Laurencekirk).           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    433     --; three (one poor) from Camp 77 (Ladybank, Fife), plus cover addressed to local farmer

         
     with P.O.W. MAIL/POSTAGE FREE violet cachet plus Ladybank c.d.s.                         ..                    24.
    434     --; four from Camp 112 (Kingencleuch, Mauchline) – one of these, addressed to Germany,

         
     has violet cachet 112 P.O.W. CAMP/INTERPRETER/5- SEP 1947/OFFICE/DOONFOOT. Also a
         
     camp 3d voucher. (5 items)           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    435     --; three
from Camp 120 (Sunlaws, Kelso), and one from Camp 123 (Dalmahoy, Midlothian).      24.
    436     --; a bundle of papers – information about PoW camps, photocopies, etc.               ..                      5.
    437     R.A.F. Stations; 1943-79 interesting colln. of mainly scarce material, the best being several

         
     covers with RAF PO cancels – also cachets, a few cards, etc. (31 items)                ..                    60.
    438     Railway; impressive collection of mainly labels of the railway newspaper, letter, and parcel
         
     services. Simply the most comprehensive colln. we have ever handled, with many scarce
         
     items, some rare or possibly unique. (137 labels, 15 pieces, 6 covers)    ..        £300.
    439     --; fine and extensive collection in four albums. One album each is taken by Edinburgh &

         
     Carlisle, and Edinburgh & Newcastle. The other albums have a much wider range of routes,
         
     and inc. early and modern (up to about 1960). (100s)       ..                   ..               ..                £200.
    440     --; 1950s bundle of covers with TPO cancels, some dupl. (42)              ..               ..                    30.
    441     Registered Mail; 1849-1987 colln. in album, mainly covers (45 items)                 ..                    40.
    442     Royalty; 1937, 1952, 1964, and 1970 covers with
BALMORAL CASTLE c.d.s. cancels, plus
         
     1970 oval REGISTERED/BALMORAL CASTLE, and 1980 OFFICIAL PAID/BALMORAL CASTLE.
         
     Some toning on earlier.                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    35.
    443     --; Holyrood Palace c.d.s. on two KG6 covers (1952 ?), another QE (1953 ?), and on 1971

         
     cover. Some tone spots etc.          ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
    444     --; 1955 and 1965 covers with
OFFICIAL PAID/BALLATER red c.d.s., plus EIIR monograms.
         
     Tape on reverse.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
    445     Ship Mail; 1823-1938 (one earlier) seln. of covers, and unused cards. (12)           ..                    24.
    446     --; 1879-1911 seln. of Iona steamer pmks; 1879 duplex on piece, another part on piece,

         
     1885 IONA STEAMER c.d.s. as backstamp on cover, 1904 three of GREENOCK & ARDRISHAIG
         
      PKT/IONA cancels on postcards, and 1911 same on 1d stamp on cover. 5 postcards also.             60.
    447     --; 1891-1911 seln. of Columba steamer pmks.; two small 1891-94 pieces with pmk. cut-

         
     outs, three 1905-8 GK & ARDRISHAIG PACKET/COLUMBA cancels on piece, five of the same
         
     on postcards, and 1909 same on 1d stamp on cover. Few postcards etc. also.        ..                    60.
Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 13                                     Estimate.
             
    448     Ship Mail; 1895 GRENADIER STEAMER/666 twin-arc pmk. cut-to-shape on piece, but still
         
     scarce; GK & ARDRISHAIG PACKET/GRENADIER duplex on 1908 piece, and an unused
         
     postcard of the vessel.                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    449     --; 1905 postcard (stamp cancelled Ayr) with
GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RLY./P.S./
         
      JUNO . . . cachet (only partly legible, but scarce). Also unused postcard of vessel.   15.
    450     --; 1958-86 album of covers and cards with cachets of various ferries and similar (42); also

         
     a number of matching postcards (23).              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
    451     --; 1960s-90s album of covers and cards with ships’ cachets, some paquebot, souvenir

         
     covers, unused postcards, etc. (96)                  ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    452     Simulated Duplexes; eight mixed covers and cards, comprising Torridon 1886, Edunburgh

         
     1849, 1859, 1876 (2), Gilmerton 1904 (2), and Leadburn 1904; also piece for Edinburgh
         
     1866 and similar of Ardrossan 1872.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.

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SAINT KILDA


           Philatelic and Postal History Literature
    453     St. Kilda – Its Posts and Communications by James Mackay, SPG 1963.           ..                    10.
    454     Islands Postal History Series No.1; Harris & St. Kilda by James Mackay, 1978. 5.

           Non-Philatelic Literature
    455     Black Sheep of Windermere; A History of the St. Kilda or Hebridean Sheep by David
              Kinsman, Windermere 2001, inscribed by author.             ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    456     Island Survivors; The Ecology of the Soay Sheep of St Kilda edited by Jewell, Milner, and
              Boyd, 1974.              ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    457     Soldiering on St Kilda by James Mackay, 2002 (inscribed to DCJ by author).       ..                    10.
    458     A Voyage to St. Kilda 1697 by Martin Martin (1986 facsimile edition). ..              5.
    459     A Last Voyage to St. Kilda by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, 1931 (partly split).       ..                    10.
    460     Island on the Edge of the World by Charles Maclean, 1972.               ..               ..                      5.
    461     St Kilda by Norman Heathcote (1985 reprint).                 ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    462     St. Kilda Summer by Henneth Williamson and J. Morton Boyd, 1960.  ..              5.
    463     The St. Kilda Mail nos. 1-24 (April 2000), some of the early editions are copies. 10.
    464     St. Kilda Portraits by David A. Quine, 1988. ..               ..                   ..              5.
    465     Another of the same.  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..              5.
    466     Last Greetings from St. Kilda by Bob Charnley, 1989, with various manuscript notes and
              corrections on pages. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..              3.
    467     Another similar.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      3.
    468     An Isle Called Hirte; History and Culture of the St Kildans to 1930 by Mary Harman, 1997
              (author-signed label at front).        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    469     St Kilda; A portrait of Britain’s remotest island landscape by Colin Baxter and Jim
              Crumley, 1988.         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    470     Colin Baxter Island Guides; St. Kilda by David Quine, 1995.             ..               ..                      5.
    471     The same, but the revised edition, 2000.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    472     Voyage to St. Kilda by Monica Weller, 1998.                 ..                   ..               ..                      3.
    473     A Voyage to St. Kilda by Bob Charnley, 1993.               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    474     Hiort; Far na laigh a’ ghrian by Calum MacFhearghuis, 1995.           ..               ..                      5.
    475     Buildings of St. Kilda by Geoffrey P. Stell and Mary Harman, RCAHMS, 1988.                          5.
    476     Birds of St. Kilda by M.P. Harris and S. Murray, HMSO, 1989.          ..               ..                      5.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 14                                     Estimate.
             
                   Saint Kilda, continued.

              Non-Philatelic Literature, continued.
    477     St. Kilda; A Photographic Album by Margaret Buchanan, 1983 (signed “N. Gillies” beside a
              couple of photos).      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    478     St. Kilda; The Continuing Story of the Islands edited by Meg Buchanan, 1995.                          5.
    479     St. Kilda Revisited by David A Quine, 1982 (signed by author).           ..               ..                      5.

             
Other St. Kildas
    480     Small collection written-up on 27 pages, mainly of the places of that name in Australia (plus
              just a few NZ). Comprises stamps, pieces, covers, cards, postcards, etc. Includes 1886 cover
              UK (1883-84 6d stamp) to Australia with
MISSENT TO/ST KILDA plus Melbourne c.d.s.
              superimposed, 1911 local card with
UNCLAIMED AT/ST. KILDA (and similar on 1876 piece),
              etc. (c.60 items)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    481     Literature; The History of St. Kilda; from its First Settlement to a City by John Butler
              Cooper, Melbourne 1931, in two volumes.      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

           Postcards (up to about 1930)
      ***     Market prices for Saint Kilda cards currently seem to vary enormously. We saw one 28 August 1930 used card sell very recently for £770, yet some other unused cards can still be found in dealers’ boxes by the lucky collector for just a few pounds. Rather than spend a great deal of time trying to be more specific about values of individual cards here, we have used fairly arbitrary “starting prices” as our estimates. The auction will set the prices, and we are sure than some will go much higher. However, if bidding is slack on any of these cards, they will be sold at these prices, or even below.

      ***     We seem to be fighting a losing battle with our use of the term “real photographic” when applied to postcards. RP should only apply to cards which are printed, directly and individually, by a photographic process, and that have a postcard back, and this is the definition we use. The fact that a card has printed on it “real photograph” does not make it RP ! (However, in the postcard marketplace it seems to be even more common now to call any postcard using a photograph as its subject “RP”, even though they are printed from printing plates.)
    482     Multi-view card (PO, Village, Schoolchildren, Parliament) used with 27 AU 30 St. Kilda
         
     c.d.s. Small faults.      ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    483     “St. Kilda Bay” b/w unused card, no publisher.                 ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    484     “Main Street, St. Kilda” b/w unused card, no publisher.                         ..               ..                    20.
    485     Two unused G.W.W. (George Washington Wilson) b/w cards – “Group of St. Kilda

         
     Women”, and “In the Street, St. Kilda”.           ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    486     G.W.W. b/w “St. Kilda Parliament”, used Enfield 1908.   ..                   ..            15.
    487     “The St. Kilda Parliament”, from Tuck’s “County”; “Hebrides” series, b/w undivided back,

         
     used Edinburgh 1902.                   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    488     Another of the same card but unused.              ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    489     Two unused b/w G.W.W.
cards – “In the Street, St. Kilda”, and “Group of St. Kilda Women”.    30.
    490     Two used G.W.W. coloured cards – “Members of St. Kilda Parliament” used Stornoway

         
     1905, and “The St. Kilda Parliament” used Tain 1906.                           ..               ..                    30.
    491     B/w card by D.Whyte – “St. Kilda, Island of Borrera” with St. Kilda c.d.s. JY 21 04 c.d.s.          50.
    492     Another of the same card (a little grubby) used Oban 1903.                   ..               ..                    10.
    493     Un-named undivided back b/w card (Cherry Kearton) of “The Fairy House, St. Kilda”, used

         
     Castlebay 1904.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    494     Two unused G.W.W. cards (one with their logo, one without) of the same scene, but one is

         
     b/w, the other coloured, “Returning from the Fulmar Hunt, St. Kilda”.    ..            40.
    495     Card published by J.R. Russell “The Village. Islanders, St. Kilda” (b/w) used with partly

         
     indistinct St. Kilda c.d.s. JY 5 06; and another b/w card with the same view but published
         
     D. Whyte, unused.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    496     Card (b/w) by J.R. Russell, “Borrera, Gannet Stack” with St. Kilda c.d.s. AU 17 05.                   30.
Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 15                                     Estimate.
             
                  
Saint Kilda, continued.
           Postcards (up to about 1930), continued.

    497     G.W.W. b/w card “In the Street, St. Kilda” used with partial St. Kilda c.d.s. AU 17 05. Also
         
     a similar card used Duns 1903.     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    498     J.R. Russell b/w card “Island and Hill of Oshival, in the West Coast, St. Kilda”, used with

         
     good St. Kilda c.d.s., to Ireland.   ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
    499     Unused undivided back b/w card (Cherry Kearton) “The Lover’s Stone, St. Kilda.”

         
     (although actually a view of Stacs).                   ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    500     G.W.W. coloured card “The St. Kilda Parliament” used with almost complete St. Kilda

         
     c.d.s. AU 18 06, a little toning.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    501     Two unused undivided back b/w cards (Cherry Kearton) – “The Village, St. Kilda”, and

         
     “The Fairy House, St. Kilda”.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    502     Two
unused G.W.W. b/w cards – “Mending a Boat, St. Kilda”, and “The Town and Bay, St.
              Kilda
”.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    40.
    503     Two G.W.W. b/w cards – “Dividing the Catch of Fulmar” (unused), and “Group of St.

         
     Kilda School-Children” (used King Edward, Banff 1903). ..                   ..            30.
    504     Kearton unused b/w card “Street View in St. Kilda” (showing children in wheelbarrow),

         
     undivided back, creased.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    505    
Two unused J.R.Russell coloured cards – “St. Kilda, Island of Borrera”, and “Borrera,
              Gannet Stack”.          ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.

    506     Two unused J.R. Russell coloured cards – “St. Kilda, from Dun”, and “On the St. Kilda

         
     Coast”.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    507     Two unused J.R. Russell coloured cards – “Island and Hill of Oshival, in the West Coast, St.

         
     Kilda”, and “Mending a Boat, St. Kilda”.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    508     J.R. Russell b/w card “Borrera, Gannet Stack, St. Kilda”, unused.         ..               ..                    15.
    509     Two examples of the same G.W.W. card “In the Street, St. Kilda” – one unused, the other

         
     used Gairloch 1904.                     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    510     J.R. Russell b/w card “St. Kilda and Stack Lee”, used Oban 1905.        ..               ..                    20.
    511    
Kearton b/w undivided back card “A St. Kilda Spinner”, with fine St. Kilda c.d.s. AU 15 07.       50.
    512     Kearton b/w undivided back card “Some Natives of St. Kilda” with fine St. Kilda c.d.s.

         
     SP 20 08, with message written by Neil Ferguson (postmaster) which refers to the sending
         
     of a mail boat by post, and instructions on its use.              ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    513     Neil Ferguson b/w card “Landing Stores at St. Kilda”, unused.              ..               ..                    20.
    514     Unused b/w card by Charles Beswick “The Lonely Island of St. Kilda. The Landing Slip”.            20.
    515     G.W.W. b/w card “Burial Ground, St. Kilda”, used Wick 1905, just slightly worn. 20.
    516     Series of eight different unused b/w cards by “D.R.M.” – groups of people (2 diff.), church,

         
     fairy cave, Dun, beach, street (2 diff.).              ..               ..                   ..               ..                £120.
    517     Two different D.R.M. b/w cards, both titled “Natives of St. Kilda” (although one is of

         
     mainly tourists). One used Oban 1908 (corner crease), the other used Edinburgh 1908.                40.
    518     Four different unused D.R.M. b/cards (Main Street, Fowlers, and 2 diff. “Natives”), all with

         
     small ms notes identifying the people.               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
    519     Two unused D. Whyte b/w cards – “Island and Hill of Oshival in the West Coast, St. Kilda”,

         
     and “Borrera, Gannet Stack”.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    520     Milton’s coloured artist’s impression titled “Off St. Kilda”, used South Kensington 1906.              10.
    521     Kearton undivided back b/w card “The Village of St. Kilda” with partial St. Kilda c.d.s.

         
     8 JY 09, Lochboisdale d/stamp at left (next day).              ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    522     Ferguson b/w composite card with partial St. Kilda c.d.s. JY13 13.       ..               ..                    24.
    523     Another of the same card, used Lochmaddy 1914.            ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    524     Unused Valentine’s b/w card “The Bay, St. Kilda”.           ..                   ..               ..                    15.
    525     Anonymous sepia unused card “St. Kilda Village” (from above).            ..               ..                    15.
    526     Unused sepia card by McCallum, Orme & Co “St. Kilda Bay and Island of Dune” (sic).               15.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 16                                     Estimate.
             
                   Saint Kilda, continued.

           Postcards (up to about 1930), continued.
    527     Real photographic sepia card, without title
              or publisher. Shows Gustav Flick (wireless
              technician and operator, who left at the
              outbreak of WW1) at radio, wearing head-
              phones. Pinhole at one corner.      ..                 40.
    528     Real photographic sepia card titled “St.
              Kilda. Damage After Bombardment by
              German Sub’ 1918”, used Altrincham 1939
              (part of message says Please excuse card).     40.
    529     Ferguson unused b/w card “Wreck of
              Wireless House by German Submarine, St.
              Kilda”.   ..                 ..                 ..                 30.
    530     Real photographic card, unused, showing
              Nurse Williamina Barclay (on St. Kilda
              1927-30) apparently asleep in a chair.
              Photograph has deteriorated.        ..                 30.
    531     Ferguson b/w card “Village and Bay,
              St. Kilda” used with St. Kilda c.d.s.
              27 AU 25.                 ..                 ..                 50.
    532     Sepia multi-view card (4 scenes) used with
              St. Kilda c.d.s. 12 JU 30 (small faults); also

         
     another of the same card but unused.               40.
    533     McCallum Orme sepia  card “Village, St. Kilda” used with fine St. Kilda c.d.s. 19 JU 30.             50.
    534     McCallum Orme sepia card “Spinning, St. Kilda” used with fine St. Kilda c.d.s. 19 JU 30.            50.
    535     McCallum Orme sepia  card “Village, St. Kilda” used with good St. Kilda c.d.s. 25 AU 30.         50.
    536     McCallum Orme sepia  card “Village, St. Kilda” used with fine St. Kilda c.d.s. 27 AU 30.            50.
    537     McCallum Orme sepia  card “Village, St. Kilda” used with almost complete St. Kilda c.d.s.

         
     27 AU 30.                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.

           Postcards (later than about 1930)
    538     “St. Kildans Spinning and Weaving” sepia card (photo from 1937 Newcastle Exhibition).
         
     Used Glasgow 1937.                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
    539     Another of the same card, but unused.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    540     Collection of modern (mainly 1970s/90s) cards on pages, mainly unused. (58)         ..                    20.

              If you are a Saint Kilda enthusiast, why not find out about joining the Saint Kilda Club? Please
               contact us, and we’ll put you in touch with the club.

 

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 September; Stamp Auction on view in our shop during normal hours (see front of catalogues). Cinderellas and Scottish Postal History viewing strictly by appointment.

Monday 26 September; Stamp Auction on view at venue 3pm to 6.50pm. No viewing for other sales.

Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 1 October; Cinderellas and Scottish Postal History on view in our shop during normal hours, or by appointment.

Monday 3 October; Viewing at auction venue;

            Cinderellas Auction on view 11am to 3.50pm

            Scottish Postal History Auction on view 11am to 6.50pm

            We request that, while the Cinderella auction is in progress, anyone viewing the Postal History lots
            should do so in as near silence as possible.


Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 17                                     Estimate.
             
                  
Saint Kilda, continued.
              Covers and Postmarks
     
***     Evacuation Period
    541     21 August 1930 cover to Edinburgh with 1929 ½d and 1d PUC stamps, each with lower
              marginal control, each stamp tied by St. Kilda c.d.s.
:                          ..               ..                £150.
    542     27 August 1930 cover to Germany with defin 4d tied by St. Kilda c.d.s., typed “Per last
              dispatch from St. Kilda” at corner, strikes of German Mit der Flugpost befördert/Postamt
              Konstanz
cachet in red, another similar for Köln (more faint), and Köln datestamp on front
              30.8.30. Also, having been enclosed in envelope, an E.C. Dryden (father of J.Dryden,
              Edinburgh stamp dealer) business card with St. Kilda c.d.s. on reverse.
:              ..                £150.
     
***     Post-Evacuation Period
    543     1931 cover to Edinburgh with rectangular St. Kilda dated cachet, Oban machine mark.                 15.
    544     1934 cover to Ayrshire with rectangular St. Kilda dated cachet, Lochboisdale c.d.s. Includes
              original letter from Neil Gillies to the Earl of Dumfries.                            ..               ..                    20
    545     1935 cover with Silver Jubilee 1½d cancelled Lochboisdale, with oval
ST. KILDA/18 JUN 1935/
         
      OUTER HEBRIDES. violet cachet to left. (From Col. Rankin’s expedition.) ..            50.
    546     1936 cover to Glasgow with 1½d stamp cancelled Fleetwood (taken there by trawler) with
             
HIRTA/ST. KILDA black cachet at corner (upside-down) and on reverse. ..            30.
    547     1958 two virtually identical covers, each with two stamps, each stamp cancelled with the
              original St. Kilda c.d.s. 7 JU 58.                      ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
    548     1958 cover (opened out) from Singapore to RAF serviceman in sick quarters, St. Kilda,
              redirected to Lancashire with St. Kilda c.d.s. applied to reverse. Faults. ..            15.
    549     1960 cover from Norway (2 stamps cancelled OSLO-BREVIK c.d.s. (t.p.o.), addressed to St.
         
     Kilda with oval violet BENBECULA-ST. KILDA/13 OCT 1960/AIR MAIL cachet. Couple of small
         
     faults.     ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
    550     1961 cover to Edinburgh, 3d stamp cancelled Oban wavy lines, puffin cachet at left, and

         
     red circular POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS/M/S„METEOR”/PAQUEBOT cachet.                ..                      8.
    551     1961 cover addressed to Edinburgh, 2 x 1½d stamps cancelled St. Kilda c.d.s., puffin cachet

         
     to left. Pencil endorsement “Helicopter ?”.     ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
    552     1961 five “test letters” sent to St. Kilda by Army Postal Service.            ..               ..                    24.
    553     1961 unofficial
St. KILDA overprint on ½d definitive stamp m.m., plus another of the same
         
     along with normal 2½d used on cover with St. Kilda c.d.s.s – said to be the only example
         
     used on cover.           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.

Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005   Page 18                                     Estimate.
             
                   Saint Kilda, continued.

    554     1959-71 varied and interesting collection written-up on pages, starting with the introduction
         
     of the puffin cachets, and with many covers with military connections, other cachets for tin
         
     can mail, air mail, etc. (54 pages)  ..                 ..               ..                   ..        £150.
    555     1975-2003 extensive and varied collection written-up on pages, with commercial and phil-

         
     atelic covers, postcards, and other items. Includes souvenir items, examples of various
         
     cachets, numerous items despatched by “St. Kilda Mailboats”, and so on. (111 pages)             £150.

             
Ephemera and Mixed Items
    556     Nice seln. of items relating to McCallum Orme’s steamers comprising broken-down leaflet,
              1934 used ppc of Hebrides, cover with 1½d stamp cancelled St. Kilda 27 AU 30 with Per
              s.s.
DUNARA CASTLE/Last dispatch from St.Kilda (tone spots), unused card of Dunara Castle,
              sheet of Dunara Castle notepaper with four strikes of
ST. KILDA/S.S. DUNARA CASTLE
         
      cachet, three ppcs showing same ship (2 at St. Kilda, 1 at Loch Skipport), photo, and label.
              (10 items)                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
    557     Letter from GPO in Edinburgh 11 July 1930, to George King (postmark collector) stating
              that a closing date has not yet been fixed for the St. Kilda post office, and giving dates of
              despatches to the island. Also photograph of last mail to St. Kilda being handed over at
              Greenock.                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
    558     1968-73 small collection of the National Trust for Scotland “stamps” (57, 11 m.s., 1 cover)          15.
    559     Three snapshots from evacuation day – scene outside post office, sailor and policeman with
              three women visitors at p.o., and Compton MacKenzie on ship.             ..               ..                    20.
    560     Duplicated script for “St. Kilda” by James Fisher, broadcast on the Scottish Home Service,
              6 November 1951.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
    561     Two storage boxes with over 80 photographic slides (thought to be from DCJ’s own visits
              on NTS work parties), plus about 90 more from other sources.              ..               ..                    20.
    562     Two broken clay pipes, and an iron key, said to have come from St. Kilda.             ..                      5.
    563     Generally more modern accumulation in carton – duplicated modern postcards, maps, odds
              and ends such as stickers, press-cutting, photographs, books, some covers, bundles of loose
              St. Kilda Mail, and so on. Hours of browsing through this !                   ..               ..                £100.
    564     Useful mix on pages, up to 1959 only, inc. pre-evacuation ppcs (14), postcards with St. Kilda
              c.d.s. (2), some post-evacuation ppcs, other later covers, etc. (c.60 items, excluding a few
              more modern present for illustration).               ..               ..                   ..               ..                £240.


THE END OF THE SALE
© Robert Murray 2005

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We list here our normal bid steps for your information. This may be of help to bidders who are unable to
attend the sale, as any written bids received which do not fit our normal pattern would usually be taken
down to the next normal step. (We keep to these increments as much as possible, but do sometimes
change if circumstances make it desirable.)
Up to £20, bids are in £1 steps. From £20 to £30, bids are in £2 steps.
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From £200 to £300, bids are in £20 steps.
From £300 to £500, bids are in £20 or £30, and above this in 5% to 10% steps.

Abbreviations; a list of abbreviations and symbols used is from time to time included in the auction catalogue. We suggest that you keep a copy for future reference.
m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint                       accum. accumulation
l.m.m. lightly mounted mint                                 colln. collection
g./f.u. good/fine used                                          seln. selection
v.f.u. very fine used                                            pmk. postmark
FDC first day cover                                           cat. catalogue price
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor)                  m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. "Stamps of the World" catalogue            inc. including
Smaller bid steps accepted                               PTSA priced to sell at
c.d.s. circular datestamp                                    bkt. booklet
lvs. album leaves                                               p.stat. postal stationery
c. circa (usually approximate quantity)              þ or þ = earlier viewing of lot on auction day

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BID FORM - Scottish Postal History, 3 October 2005

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

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

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Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - bring items along on the night. We will try to sell them for you, at a charge of 10% + 25p (optional insurance 1% extra). Have a look at what’s on offer before and during the main auction. You can buy items outright or place a bid. (Larger lots delivered to our shop are charged £1 per lot entry fee.)
The annual subscription for our auction catalogues (paper copy) is currently £5 for inland UK addresses. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send us £5 with a note of your name and address. Regular bidders and buyers may qualify for free renewal. Rates abroad are EEC countries £4, other European countries £7, Overseas £10.
Successful postal bidders should note that postage stamps are not an acceptable means of paying your account.
 Prices realised for this sale will be published with our next catalogue. If you are not normally on our mailing list, the List of Prices Realised can be had by simply sending us a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can be put on our auction mailing list (see above).
The telephone number at the Stewart’s-Melville Pavilion is  0131 551 2331 (mobile 07974 962649).
 Open Bids ("Buy Bids") are not normally accepted. If such bids are made, they will be taken to mean a bid of ten times the printed estimate.
Any invoices remaining unpaid fourteen days from the auction date (or after delivery to a postal buyer) will attract interest at the rate of 2% per month or part thereof.
Robert Murray
Scotland’s Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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