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TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1721 c S.G. #C2 S.G. C2, Tristan Da CunhaSouth Atlantic violet handstamp, Cachet II, a nice strike of this handstamp in the very rare clear violet color, a franked cover with Great Britain 1
12p Red brown tied by both the cachet and London, F.S.Paquebot1S.G. #C2, "Tristan Da Cunha/South Atlantic" violet handstamp, Cachet II, a nice strike of this handstamp in the very rare clear violet color, a franked cover with Great Britain 1 1/2p Red brown tied by both the cachet and "London, F.S./Paquebot/12 AP 26" c.d.s. on arrival in London, a fresh and clean cover with minor edge tear at top, very fine; most covers at this period were sent postage due without franking because the sender rarely had stamps available to him, this rare violet handstamp canceling the stamp is highly unusual and very rare. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
1722 c S.G. #C2 S.G. C2, Tristan Da CunhaSouth Atlantic black violet handstamp, Cachet II, strong strike on 1928 unfranked cover to England, handstamped 1d due marking which was changed to 1
12 in pencil but only a 1p Carmine rose postage due is tied byS.G. #C2, "Tristan Da Cunha/South Atlantic" black violet handstamp, Cachet II, strong strike on 1928 unfranked cover to England, handstamped "1d" due marking which was changed to "1 1/2" in pencil but only a 1p Carmine rose postage due is tied by March 20 1928 Devon c.d.s., trace of toning to cover and a couple minor edge tears in opening, still very fine and unusual (S.G. £425). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1723 c S.G. #C2 S.G. C2, Tristan Da CunhaSouth Atlantic black violet handstamp, Cachet II, light but fairly clear strike on another March 20, 1928 cover, this with 2d postage due handstamp and
2p Black brown postage due tied by indistinct c.d.s. with BathS.G. #C2, "Tristan Da Cunha/South Atlantic" black violet handstamp, Cachet II, light but fairly clear strike on another March 20, 1928 cover, this with "2d" postage due handstamp and 2p Black brown postage due tied by indistinct c.d.s. with "Bath/20 MR 28" receiving c.d.s. at left, fresh and attractive cover, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1724 c S.G. #C2 S.G. C2, Tristan Da CunhaSouth Atlantic black violet handstamp, Cachet II, excellent strike on 1928 unfranked cover to England, 1 12d postage due handstamp with 12p Emerald and
1p Carmine rose postage dues tied by strong HoodesdonHertsS.G. #C2, "Tristan Da Cunha/South Atlantic" black violet handstamp, Cachet II, excellent strike on 1928 unfranked cover to England, "1 1/2d" postage due handstamp with 1/2p Emerald and 1p Carmine rose postage dues tied by strong "Hoodesdon/Herts/20 MR 28" c.d.s., very fine and attractive (S.G. £425). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1725 c S.G. #C2 S.G. C2, Tristan Da CunhaSouth Atlantic black violet handstamp, Cachet II, fairly clear strike on 1926 paquebot cover to England, London, F.S.Paquebot12 AP 26 c.d.s. applied on
arrival, 2d postage due handstamp with 2p Black brown tiedS.G. #C2, "Tristan Da Cunha/South Atlantic" black violet handstamp, Cachet II, fairly clear strike on 1926 paquebot cover to England, "London, F.S./Paquebot/12 AP 26" c.d.s. applied on arrival, "2d" postage due handstamp with 2p Black brown tied by London c.d.s. the next day, edge wear to the cover, fine commercial usage (S.G. £425). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1726 c S.G. #C3 S.G. C3, Tristan Da Cunha black handstamp, Cachet III, clear strike on rare 1927 cover to England, London, F.S.Paquebot14 Mr 27 c.d.s. at left with sharp 1 12d postage due
handstamp of the foreign branch below, 12p Emerald and 1p CarmiS.G. #C3, "Tristan Da Cunha" black handstamp, Cachet III, clear strike on rare 1927 cover to England, "London, F.S./Paquebot/14 Mr 27" c.d.s. at left with sharp "1 1/2d" postage due handstamp of the foreign branch below, 1/2p Emerald and 1p Carmine rose postage dues tied by London c.d.s. of the same date, light vertical fold and edge wear affecting the corners, otherwise very fine with all markings clear and attractive; a rare posting. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1727 c S.G. #C3 S.G. C3, Tristan Da Cunha violet handstamp, Cachet III, unusually full strong strike in brilliant violet color on stampless cover to Houghton on the Hill, England, London
F.S.Apr 20128 Paquebot machine cancel applied on arrival, plus an eS.G. #C3, "Tristan Da Cunha" violet handstamp, Cachet III, unusually full strong strike in brilliant violet color on stampless cover to Houghton on the Hill, England, "London F.S./Apr 20/128/ Paquebot" machine cancel applied on arrival, plus an excellent "1/1/2d" postage due handstamp of the foreign branch at left, all markings are clear and well struck, very fine and particularly choice in this select quality (S.G. £275). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1728 c S.G. #C4 S.G. C4, Tristan Da Cunha large violet handstamp, Cachet IV, an unusual prepaid cover with 12p Dark green and black and 1p Carmine and black South African franking tied by two
light but readable strikes of the type IV cachet, addressed to EngS.G. #C4, "Tristan Da Cunha" large violet handstamp, Cachet IV, an unusual prepaid cover with 1/2p Dark green and black and 1p Carmine and black South African franking tied by two light but readable strikes of the type IV cachet, addressed to England but no British markings on arrival as they must have been applied to a label that is no longer present, but forwarded on to Montevideo, Uruguay with March 24, 1928 c.d.s. of that city also tying the stamps, two other types of Montevideo machine cancels on front and back, cover is clean and attractive, very fine; a highly unusual and rare usage (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1729 c S.G. #C4, C5 S.G. C4, C5, Tristan Da Cunha large red handstamp, Cachet IV, another highly unusual prepaid cover with Great Britain 12p Green strip of five tied by a light strike of the type
IV cachet in red with additional clear strike at left, plus aS.G. #C4, C5, "Tristan Da Cunha" large red handstamp, Cachet IV, another highly unusual prepaid cover with Great Britain 1/2p Green strip of five tied by a light strike of the type IV cachet in red with additional clear strike at left, plus a nice strike of the smaller Cachet V in violet also canceling the strip with an additional strike below, "Bath 27 AP 31" receiving c.d.s. on front and back, minor edge crease of no consequence at left, very fine and fresh; a rare and striking use of two different cachets in two different colors. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1730 c S.G. #C4 S.G. C4, Tristan Da Cunha large black handstamp, cachet IV, full strikes on front and back of 1934 cover marked Tristan Da Cunha at top, to a pastor in care of of the Society
for the Propagation of the Gospel in Westminster, sent due with 1S.G. #C4, "Tristan Da Cunha" large black handstamp, cachet IV, full strikes on front and back of 1934 cover marked "Tristan Da Cunha" at top, to a pastor in care of of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Westminster, sent due with "1 1/2d" foreign branch due handstamp and 1/2p Emerald and 1p Carmine rose postage dues tied by London c.d.s., also Feb 1, 1934 London slogan machine cancel for the Industrial Fair applied on arrival, slight edge wrinkles barely affecting the stamps, very fine (S.G. £800). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
1731 c S.G. #C5 S.G. C5, Tristan Da CunhaIsland of large red handstamp, Cachet IVa, an amazingly choice strike of the rarest of all the postal marking of Tristan Da Cunha showing the Island of
label inserted in the center, on a lovely 1929 postage due coveS.G. #C5, "Tristan Da Cunha/Island of" large red handstamp, Cachet IVa, an amazingly choice strike of the rarest of all the postal marking of Tristan Da Cunha showing the "Island of" label inserted in the center, on a lovely 1929 postage due cover to England, "London, F.S./Paquebot/26 JU 29" arrival c.d.s. at left, bold "1 1/2d" foreign branch postage due handstamp and 1/2p Emerald and 1p Carmine rose postage dues tied by "Flixton/Manchester/27 JU 29" c.d.s., the cover is clean and fresh and all the markings clearly applied making for a very pretty cover, choice very fine; one of only a handful of covers that exist with this unusual and incredible rare marking and certainly one of the finest examples recorded; 1989 RPS certificate (S.G. £5,500). (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1732 c 1962 Royal Society Expedition volcanic relief cover, 1- Tristan Da Cunha adhesive tied by Capetown paquebot cancel of March 16, 1962, bold Ships OfficeH.M.S. Protector20 Mar
1962 handstamp, 1p Red potato stamp local tied by Royal Society Tri1962 Royal Society Expedition volcanic relief cover, 1/- Tristan Da Cunha adhesive tied by Capetown paquebot cancel of March 16, 1962, bold "Ships Office/H.M.S. Protector/20 Mar 1962" handstamp, 1p Red potato stamp local tied by Royal Society Tristan Da Cunha handstamp, Cachet XI, minor wear to the cover, very fine; the Royal Society went to Tristan Da Cunha to investigate the volcanic eruption that occurred at the end of 1961, the H.M.S. "Protector" arrived on March 20th 1962 to evacuate United Kingdom nationals; a rare cover from this operation. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1733 c 1962 Volcanic relief cover, a similar cover to the previous with 3c South Africa air mail tied by March 16, 1962 Capetown paquebot c.d.s., stamp also tied by straight line
Frances Repetto handstamp, 1p Red Potato stamp local tied by a Tristan D1962 Volcanic relief cover, a similar cover to the previous with 3c South Africa air mail tied by March 16, 1962 Capetown paquebot c.d.s., stamp also tied by straight line "Frances Repetto" handstamp, 1p Red Potato stamp local tied by a Tristan Da Cunha handstamp, Cachet XII, backflap missing otherwise very fine; the M.V. "Francis Repetto" was one of two fishing vessels of the Tristan Development Corporation that was used to evacuate the population after the 1961 eruption, covers from this ship are particularly rare. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
TRISTAN DA CUNHA COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1734 O 1/173, J1-5 #1/173, J1-5, 1952-72 Small used collection of over 100 different starting with the first overprinted issue, the rest are largely Queen Elizabeth II definitive series nearly complete to 1972, the last including some watermark varieties, plus a few commemorative sets and the first postage dues , all are fresh and attractive, very fine (S.G. #1/169, D1-5; catalog value in excess of £325). Est. $150-200

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1735 c S.G. #C2/12 S.G. #C2/12, 1928-48 Extensive postal history collection of 39 covers showing the various postal handstamps used to post mail from Tristan Da Cunha plus four later covers including 1962 resettlement covers, we note a few scarcer cachet types including three covers with Cachet II, two with postage dues to England and one in violet done by favor, also two with Cachet III with Great Britain and South African franking respectively, most are Cachet V and VII but examples of Cachets VI, VIII and X are present, we note an interesting array of postings, mostly with Great Britain or South African postage or postage dues, but paquebot usages allow for other countries' frankings such as Bechuanaland, Basutoland and St. Helena, also a wide range of the different colored inks used to applied these postmarks, condition varies but vast majority are fine-very fine; an attractive collection showing considerable variety and an excellent basis for building a collection of postal history of this fascinating and remote country. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
VICTORIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1736 O 88 88, 1870 6p Blue, Saunders single line numeral 4 watermark,  used single of this extremely rare stamp, watermark reversed as are all except one example, central Victoria in
oval of bars cancel, faults present including edge tears at bottom a#88, 1870 6p Blue, Saunders single line numeral "4" watermark, used single of this extremely rare stamp, watermark reversed as are all except one example, central "Victoria" in oval of bars cancel, faults present including edge tears at bottom and top right, fine appearance; paper supplies were so short at the end of the 1860's that many odds and ends were pressed into use as an emergency measure creating several rare watermark varieties, the stamp offered here is believed to be one of approximately ten examples recorded, all of which are used and often faulty, which is hardly germane considering its rarity; 2007 Dunkerley certificate (S.G. #168; £1,600). (Image) $2,100.00

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

Worldwide Collections and Large Lots

AUSTRALIA COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1737 ogbl Australia fabulous mint collection of thousands of singles and multiples including many imprint blocks of the various printing companies and monogram strips, the collection concentrates in the Kangaroo and Map and the concurrent George V issues because of the different printings, papers, watermarks and colors that exist in these issues, but the collection includes the commemoratives and regular issues up to about 1965 (#1/379, C1/M7) in singles and blocks, all are very neatly and attractively mounted on handmade pages, the early issues are very comprehensive lacking only some of the scarce high value Roos, numerous examples of each value are present showing shades and different dies, the Kangaroo series is largely limited to singles with only a few varieties and "Specimen" overprints, however the George V issues are highly specialized including color and shade studies, over 180 plate varieties are present from the various printings plus over 60 imprint and monogram multiples, mostly imprint blocks of four but including a few pairs, strips and blocks with monograms and a few corner plate dot blocks of four, varieties are shown where possible, also includes some coils and exploded booklets, etc., later issues are collected in singles and blocks of four with many imprint blocks, plus plate blocks for the different plates, some showing all four positions, plate varieties are also present and identified, air mails are similarly collected and also a small collection of officials is present including perforated initials, plus Japanese occupation issues, an exceptionally clean and attractive collection, we found hardly any faults throughout, all with o.g., generally lightly hinged, some blocks contain never hinged singles, fine-very fine or better; a marvelous collection that really needs to be viewed to be appreciated. Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $29,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
AUSTRALIAN STATES COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1738 ogO Australian States useful lot of well over 100 stamps arranged in a retail binder and approval cards, includes early used stamps as well as the more desirable later mint issues, catalog values to about $300.00, with much in the $40.00-$120.00 range, while some of the early issues have small faults, the later period is generally o.g. and fine-very fine; the total catalog value should be many times our estimate. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
BAHAMAS COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1739 og Bahamas comprehensive mint collection in Scott specialty album, starts with a #1 and includes a few of the early 19th century issues but largely complete from the 1880's to 1991, lacking only a few of completion and including most of the definitive series with high shilling values and pound values mostly complete, all are fresh and attractive, o.g., a few of the earlier Elizabeth II sets are n.h. but mostly lightly hinged, fine-very fine; a nice mint collection that leaves little to complete. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1740 ogO British Commonwealth highly saleable dealer's stock neatly arranged in twenty binders, with some early used and some of the early QEII issues present, but the majority of the value will be found in the clean sets and singles of the Three King reigns, with many desirable definitive sets cataloging up to a couple hundred dollars each, as well as key and high values, very little duplication, this lot is just loaded with items cataloging in the $50.00-$300.00 range, there are some early higher cataloging issues such as a Cape of Good Hope Woodblock (but even that has full margins all around) and these can be in somewhat mixed condition, however this portion represents only a tiny fraction of this stock, with the overwhelming majority being clean and fine-very fine; a most impressive lot that should catalog well in excess of $75,000.00. Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $28,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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