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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
including The Dr Ian Evans Collections of
Scotland and Spain, G.B Mobile Boxes & Maritime Mail, World Air Mails featuring Europe, Africa & Iraq, Rhodesia with King Lobengula Letters, G.B & World Postal History from the
Alistair Kennedy Collection
Lot 749
To be sold on Friday 6th March 2020, at 11.00 a.m. at The W London Leicester Square Hotel, 10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF

Lot 701 Lot 829 Lot Ex 1119

Auction number 45 of G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
G.B Stamps, Fakes & Forgeries; G.B Postal History with Mobile Boxes & Uniform Penny Postage Handstamps from the Peter Chadwick Collection;
The Dr Ian Evans Collection of Scotland featuring Glasgow, Registered Mail, QV Stamped Covers; Edinburgh & Leith; World Air Mails featuring Europe, Africa & Iraq; Aden, Bechuanaland, South Africa, Persian Gulf, Rhodesia; The Dr Ian Evans Collection of Spain

to be sold by Auction at The Studio, 2nd Floor, The W London Leicester Square Hotel,
10 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QF (located in Leicester Square, opposite the offices of Argyll Etkin Ltd)
on Friday 6th March 2020 at 11.00am
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Printed by Pardy & Son (Printers) Ltd. Tel: 01425 471433

Unmounted Mint Unused

Important Notes
Notes Concerning Descriptions
Unused with original gum showing some disturbance caused by a previous hinge, which may be present, in part or entirely removed. Original gum as issued. Never hinged. Without gum.

Catalogue numbers and values are taken from Stanley Gibbons Catalogues, and other catalogues named in the text, current at the time of lotting.

Symbols used in this Catalogue

Ϣ ᔛ Unmounted Mint
Ϣ Mint or Unused
ᔛ Used
✉ Used on Cover, Entire Letter, etc.
័ Used on Piece or Front


Block of Four


Block larger than four










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To be sold on Friday 6th March, at 11.00am
Great Britain Stamps British Post Offices Abroad, Cinderellas, Fakes & Forgeries
G.B Postal History - Mixed Lots Cancellations Exhibitions & Special Events, Express Mail, Frees, Late Fees Maritime Mail - Transatlantic Mail, Ship Letters, H&K Packets Mobile Boxes & Cross Channel Mail Military & Naval Mail, Mulreadys, Parcel Post, Parliamentary Mail Postal Stationery, Railway Letters, Registered Mail Royalty, T.P.Os, Uniform 4d Post Uniform 1d Post - covers from the Peter Chadwick FRPSL Collection Channel Islands, Dorset, Herts, Lancashire, London, Norfolk, Sussex, Yorkshire
Scotland - featuring the Dr Ian Evans Collections Mixed Lots, Line Engraved Covers QV Mail to Overseas Destinations Registered Mail Edinburgh & Leith Glasgow, Glasgow & Carlisle Sorting Tender Maritime Mail
Worldwide Air Mails Mixed Lots, Imperial Airways Crashes G.B including 1911 Aerial Post, Transatlantic Flights, Bermuda Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden Switzerland Africa - 1928 Cobham flight, Egypt & Sudan, Somali Coast, Nigeria & West Africa KUT, Rhodesia, South Africa Iraq, India & Burma, Australia
Philatelic Literature, World Stamps - Mixed Lots, Forgeries World Postal History - Mixed Lots, Wreck Mail, Nord Deutscher Lloyd, United Fruit Co. Aden, Afghanistan Antarctic, Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bahamas Bechuanaland Belgium, British Somaliland, Burma, Cameroon, Canada China, Cuba, Cyprus, Danzig, Dominica, Egypt Falkland Islands, Finland, France & Colonies, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Gold Coast Haiti, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Iceland, India Iraq, Ireland, Italian Colonies, Japan, KUT, Korea, Labuan, Long Island Madagascar, Malaya, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Netherlands Colonies New Guinea, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Borneo, Nyasaland, Pakistan Paraguay, Persia Persian Gulf, Philippines, Portuguese Colonies - Angola Rhodesia Russia, St. Lucia, Sarawak, Sierra Leone, Somalia South Africa - Boer War, C.G.H, Griqualand, New Republic, O.F.S, Transvaal, S.W.A Spain - The Dr Ian Evans Collection Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, U.N, USA, Virgin Islands, Yemen


1 - 47 48 - 86 87 - 106 107 - 121 122 - 134 135 - 161 162 - 217 218 - 234 235 - 252 253 - 281 282 - 323 324 - 352

353 - 368 369 - 415 416 - 464 465 - 506 507 - 566 567 - 590

591 609 651 675 699 716 748 790 805 844 861 884 909 931 955 969 993 1019 1047 1062 1085 1114 1132 1142 1184 1241 1255

- 608 - 650 - 674 - 698 - 715 - 747 - 789 - 804 - 843 - 860 - 883 - 908 - 930 - 954 - 968 - 992 - 1018 - 1046 - 1061 - 1084 - 1113 - 1131 - 1141 - 1183 - 1240 - 1254 - 1263


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5✉ 6✉
7ᔛ 8ᔛ 9ᔛ 10 ័ 11 ᔛ 12 ᔛ 13 ᔛ
14 ᔛ 15 ᔛ

To Be Sold on Friday 6th March 2020 at 11.00am Precisely


1840 1d Blacks used, comprising EB plate 7, four margins but with small corner thin; QG plate 7, CD and GD plate 8, BK plate 9 and AJ plate 10 all with three margins; EA plate 1b, ME plate 6 and HL plate 9 all with two margins, Maltese Cross cancels in red (3) or black (6), a reasonable group. (9). Photo on Page 6.

1840 1d Blacks, CC plates 1a and 1b with matching 1841 1d red plate 1b, all with four good margins, the 1d

red with light horizontal crease, otherwise all very fine used, ex J.B Seymour Grand Prix Collection. (3).

Photo on Page 6.


1840 1d Black, BH plate 1b, four good to large margins used with a red Maltese Cross, an unusually fine

stamp. Photo on Page 6.


1840 1d Black, IJ plate 1b superb used with four large even margins, red Maltese Cross cancel. Photo on Page



1841 (Jan 15) Part entire posted within Edinburgh bearing a 1d black vertical pair, DL-EL plate 1b, three

margins, touched or cut into at left, each tied by a red Maltese Cross.


1840 (Aug 7) Entire from Larne to Ballantrae bearing a fine 1d black, MB plate 3 with four good to large

margins tied by a red Maltese Cross, backstamped at Belfast and Larne (both Aug 7) and again at Belfast the

following day, vertical file fold at left, otherwise fine.


1840 1d Blacks, BE plate 4 and SI plate 6 both fine used with four good margins, red Maltese Crosses, two

attractive stamps. (2). Photo on Page 6.


1840 1d Black NE plate 5, four good to large margins, fine used with a neat Maltese Cross in red. Photo on

Page 6.


1840 1d Blacks, CB and TC plate 5, and DL plate 6, all with four margins, TC with small marginal scissor cut above upper left square, otherwise all fine, with red Maltese Cross cancels. (3). Photo on Page 6. £200-240

1840 1d Black NA plate 6, four margins, on small piece cancelled by Maltese Crosses in both red and black,

fine and very scarce. S.G. £2,600. Photo on Page 6.


1840 1d Black NK plate 7, four good margins, fine used with a red Maltese Cross. Photo on Page 6. £100-120

1840 1d Black OL plate 7, four good to large margins, very fine used with a red Maltese Cross. Photo on Page



1840 1d Black plate 7, BG, CD, DJ, JC, MB and PE used with Maltese Cross cancels in red (4) or black (2,

one a superb cross), all with four margins, DJ with trace of a pressed crease, otherwise all fine. (6). Photo on

Page 6.


1840 1d Black plate 8, FC, GJ, HE, LI and QF used, all with four margins, GJ with a fine Maltese Cross in a

deep red, the others with black Maltese Crosses, a good group. (5). Photo on Page 6.


1840 1d Black SJ-TJ plate 9 vertical pair both with four margins, each with a black Maltese Cross cancel, a

fine and unusual vertical pair. Photo on Page 6.



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Ex 18

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Ex 26


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Ex 37

16 ✉

1840 Entire letter from Sheffield to Manchester bearing a 1d black, QA plate 6 with four very small to good

margins, and an entire from Morpeth to London bearing 1d black, JC plate 7 with three margins, both with red

Maltese Cross cancels. Also a 2d Mulready envelope front unused. (3).


17 ᔛ

1840 2d Blue, BB, three margins, used with a black Maltese Cross; and 1841 2d blues (4), two with four margins, one of these with a fine number “12” in Maltese Cross cancellation. (5). Photo on Page 6.

18 ᔛ អ+ 1840-1900 QV Stamps mounted on nine pages including 1d blacks (5, faults), 1840 2d blues (3, one with four
margins, two with three margins), 1841 2d blues (36, one with “2” in Maltese Cross, six pairs and two strips

of three), 1854-58 2d blues (18), 1872 6d chestnut plate 11 block of four superb used with small Cramlington

datestamps, 1883-84 10/- pale ultramarine used, 1887-1900 9d, 10d and 1/- green & carmine mint (with

matching KEVII values), etc, also 1887 1½d imperforate head plate proof in blue (used for reply paid stamp

experiments in 1894, vertical crease). (63). Photo on Page 6.


19 ★ ᔛ 1840-1951 Mint and used collection in three Oriel albums including 1d blacks (7, faults), 1840 2d (cut

into), surface printed with 1862 9d, 1867 2/- Specimen (no gum), 1883-84 9d green mint, 1902 £1 green,

1912 1½d “PENCF” variety within a mint pair, also some mint Machins, some faults. (100s). Photo on

Page 6.


20 ★ ᔛ 1840-1967 Collection in an album including 1d blacks (8, three fine with four margins) and 1840 2d blue

(three margins), a few used abroad, KEVII mint, 1911-12 Downey Head no cross on crown varieties (6),

officials with I.R QV 1/- green, Admiralty 2d and 3d, Board of Education ½d and 1d all used, etc. (100s).

Photo on Page 6.


21 ★ ᔛ 1840-1997 Mint and used collection in two albums including 1d blacks (7, four with four margins, two

on pieces, one on a large part entire), 1840 2d blue (three margins), 1841 1d red mint, and used with

number in Maltese Cross cancels (8), 1841 2d (4, three fine), embossed 10d cut square (just touched two

sides, minor creasing), surface printed, KEVII issues to 5/-, 1912 1d inverted “Q” for “O” used, officials,

postage dues, etc. (100s). Photo on Page 6.


22 ᔛ

1841 1d Red, HI black plate 8, four margins, used with 1841 (Oct 17) town datestamp, possibly Plymouth.

S.G. £750. Photo on Page 6.


23 ✉ ᔛ 1841-79 1d Reds, used selection with 1854-58 1d stars blocks of four (3, two with Hanover Street or Castle
Street Scots local cancels) and strips of four (2, both Newcastle on Tyne Scottish type duplexs), singles with
Scots local cancels (12, four on piece), Leith experimental duplexs (4, one on cover, two on piece), Glasgow
Madeleine Smith datestamps (5), or coloured numeral cancels in green (2) or violet, etc. (72). £140-160

24 ✉ ័ 1843-76 Entire letters and covers bearing 1d reds with imperf stamps grossly misscut before use (2, one barely
half a stamp, probably a postal fraud) or with the corners clipped off; perforated 1d plum, or two 1d stamps

with broken perfs; 1d plates with double perforations (2, from the same plate 72 sheet, used by the same person

from Liverpool) or misplaced vertical perforations in the centre of the stamp, and 1d “O.U.S” overprints (2,

one with corner fault). Also a piece bearing five 1d red plate numbers, one of which was clearly reused, and

single stamps with underprints or overprints (7, one on ½d stamp, one “J. TYLOR & SONS / 2 NEWGATE

ST.”, a few faults). An unusual group. (11 covers + 8 stamps/pieces).


25 ★ ᔛ QV-QEII Mint and used stamps in a box, some varieties noted including 1958 1/- bistre-brown double print variety unmounted mint (4, S.G. S138a, £200 each), a few booklets, 1960 CEPT presentation booklet given to delegates, also 1982-92 Post Office notices for new stamps issues (c.100), etc. (1,000s). £150-180

26 ᔛ

1847-54 Embossed set of three used, all cut square, the 6d and 1/- both with three margins but touched or cut

into at the top, the 10d with four margins. S.G. 54/61. (3). Photo on Page 6.



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Ex 38
39 Ex 42

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