Auction 17.12.1997

Christie's
Spink London

Datum der Auktion: 17.12.1997

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cover 1586 (3 May) entire letter from Lyon to Bartolomeo Corsini in London...

cover 1586 (3 May) entire letter from Lyon to Bartolomeo Corsini in London, the address panel showing the guild mark of the Capponi family and "pq 7" ; fine. Photo

Los #: 1001

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1664 (30 Sept.) entire letter from Blatherwyke (Northants.) to...

cover 1664 (30 Sept.) entire letter from Blatherwyke (Northants.) to London, the reverse showing fine and clear "OC/3" Bishop Mark; traces of soiling but fine. Sent in the period of the Great Plague. Photo

Los #: 1002

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1741-1835, the selection of London marks, comrising 1741, 1779 and...

cover 1741-1835, the selection of London marks, comrising 1741, 1779 and 1785 entires with London Penny Post marks for "W/FR", "S/MO" and "G/TH" respectively, 1774 and 1785 entires with Bishop Marks, the first also showing very fine strike of the very small "Partington", 1817 and 1835 entires used

Los #: 1004

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1746-1838, entire letters (3) showing Irish Free markings, comprising...

cover 1746-1838, entire letters (3) showing Irish Free markings, comprising 1746/47 showing fine strikes of small black "BIRR" and "FREE",1808 to London showing very fine light strike of the Free 'Mermaid' datestamp, 1838 to Surrey showing fine red Crowned Free datestamp with corresponding English

Los #: 1005

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1754-1840, the neatly mounted and annotated collection of Free mail...

cover 1754-1840, the neatly mounted and annotated collection of Free mail, twenty-five entires or entire letters, including 1754 entire from Harrowden to London, showing manuscript "P" (Privilege) and inscribed "ffrank E. Isham" (Sir Edmund Isham) at lower-left, later with a fine range comprising

Los #: 1006

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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1776 Post Road strip map covering "The Road from Berwick to Dunse...

1776 Post Road strip map covering "The Road from Berwick to Dunse", handcoloured, measuring 205x475 mm., attractively mounted and framed

Los #: 1007

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1824 (10 Nov.) entire letter to Plymouth showing very fine strike of...

cover 1824 (10 Nov.) entire letter to Plymouth showing very fine strike of the black framed "Okehampton/5" Clause Post"; address panel with slight toning. Also 1792 entire letter to London showing fine strike of the horseshoe "WORCESTER"; 1829 entire from Bombay to Edinburgh, variously rated in

Los #: 1008

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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1839 (17 Aug.) Act of Parliament "The New Act For Establishing A Uniform...

1839 (17 Aug.) Act of Parliament "The New Act For Establishing A Uniform Penny Postage"; some small repairs and trimming, the spine with self-adhesive tape strengthening

Los #: 1009

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1839 (5 Dec.) entire letter to Dunfermline showing manuscript "4" on...

cover 1839 (5 Dec.) entire letter to Dunfermline showing manuscript "4" on address panel and fine blue framed "CUPAR FIFE/DE 5/1839" on reverse; light filing fold crosses manuscript and datestamp but still fine and attractive. A scarce first day Uniform Fourpenny Rate cover

Los #: 1010

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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1840 (7 Jan.) notice advising of the inception of Uniform Penny Post on the...

1840 (7 Jan.) notice advising of the inception of Uniform Penny Post on the 10th January; some perimeter faults or minor defects but otherwise fine

Los #: 1011

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1840 (10 Jan.) entire letter to Edinburgh, inscribed "under ½ oz" in...

cover 1840 (10 Jan.) entire letter to Edinburgh, inscribed "under ½ oz" in manuscript, showing superb red handstruck "1" with Hawick despatch and Edinburgh arrival datestamps of 10th January; neat, clean and uncreased. Probably the finest of all the known Uniform Penny Post first day usages with

Los #: 1012

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover 1840 (10 Jan.) entire letter from London to Rye, the address panel...

cover 1840 (10 Jan.) entire letter from London to Rye, the address panel with manuscript "2" and the reverse with fine 10 January despatch datestamp; very clean and most attractive. A rare example of unpaid mail from the first day of Uniform Penny Postage. Photo

Los #: 1013

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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cover The collection of flown covers in boxed Oriel album, forty-six covers...

cover The collection of flown covers in boxed Oriel album, forty-six covers and a number of labels or vignettes, including 1911 Coronation Aerial Post cards (2), 1928 Liverpool Civic Week flying boat cover to Belfast, good range of internal flights from 1933-35 with G.W.R., I.A.L., Provincial

Los #: 1014

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"Royal Philatelic Collection", the sectionalised Great Britain volume...

"Royal Philatelic Collection", the sectionalised Great Britain volume, cloth bound and in the original box; the box with some faults but the volume very fine

Los #: 1015

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"The Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain" by Edward Denny Bacon...

"The Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain" by Edward Denny Bacon, volumes I and II, complete with plates, very attractively quarter bound in leather with gold tooling to spine, also "Guidelines to the Penny Black" by Litchfield, similarly bound; fine

Los #: 1016

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles" by Wright and...

"A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles" by Wright and Creeke, 1899, attractively quarter bound in red leather with gold tooling to spine; fine

Los #: 1017

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"The Essays, Proofs, Colour Trials & Re-prints of the Line-Engraved Postage...

"The Essays, Proofs, Colour Trials & Re-prints of the Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain" by Sir Edward Denny Bacon, complete with plates, rebound in blue cloth with protective plastic skin; fine

Los #: 1018

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"Repaired Impressions" by H. Osborne, 1949, very attractive quarter bound...

"Repaired Impressions" by H. Osborne, 1949, very attractive quarter bound in leather with gold tooling to spine and cover; fine

Los #: 1019

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"Twopence Blue Studies of Plates 1 to 15" by H. Osborne, 1946, very...

"Twopence Blue Studies of Plates 1 to 15" by H. Osborne, 1946, very attractively quarter bound in leather with gold tooling to spine and cover; fine

Los #: 1021

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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A complete set of photocopies of N.P.M. Imprimatur sheets covering...

A complete set of photocopies of N.P.M. Imprimatur sheets covering Line-Engraved 1d. values (originally costed at £300), also a few of the actual photographs comprising 1840 1d. plate 1 (2), 2 (2), 3, 5 (2), 8, 1841 2d. plates 3 and 4, 1855 2d. plate 5, 1857 2d. plate 6; fine

Los #: 1022

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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"The G.B. Journal" volumes 1 to 34 (December 1956 to February 1995), also...

"The G.B. Journal" volumes 1 to 34 (December 1956 to February 1995), also "British Stamp Booklets" series 1 to 11, all bound in blue cloth, also loose G.B.P.S. Library List (July 1996); fine

Los #: 1023

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay London District Post essays on silk thread paper, 1d. envelope and...

essay London District Post essays on silk thread paper, 1d. envelope and letter sheet in yellow-buff, 2d. letter sheet in green; the 1d. with a few light hinge remainders on face, otherwise fine

Los #: 1027

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay Essay type A in pink and blue with embossed albino centre, on printed...

essay Essay type A in pink and blue with embossed albino centre, on printed page (140x220 mm.) describing the design and production capabilities of his method; two horizontal folds clear of the design, fine and rare. Photo

Los #: 1028

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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4essay Congreve Method essay number 6, printed in red and blue on wove...

4essay Congreve Method essay number 6, printed in red and blue on wove paper, margins all round; fine. Photo

Los #: 1029

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay -- essay number 7, printed in blue and red on wove paper, margins all...

essay -- essay number 7, printed in blue and red on wove paper, margins all round; fine. Photo

Los #: 1030

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay -- essay number 8, printed in green and red on wove paper, margins...

essay -- essay number 8, printed in green and red on wove paper, margins all round; fine. Photo

Los #: 1031

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay -- essay number 10, printed in black and red on wove paper, margins...

essay -- essay number 10, printed in black and red on wove paper, margins all round; fine. Photo

Los #: 1032

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay -- essay number 12, printed in black and red on thick wove paper...

essay -- essay number 12, printed in black and red on thick wove paper, large margins; fine. Photo

Los #: 1033

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay -- another example but printed in black and pale red, on thin wove...

essay -- another example but printed in black and pale red, on thin wove watermarked paper, margins all round (just clear or touching at places); fine. Photo

Los #: 1034

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 17.12.1997

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essay Beaufort House oblong essay number 17, printed in black and red on...

essay Beaufort House oblong essay number 17, printed in black and red on wove paper, very large margins; light central bend, tiny natural paper flaw in margin clear of design, otherwise fine. Photo

Los #: 1035

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 17.12.1997