Auction 24.05.1995

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 24.05.1995

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A Miscellaneous predominantly mint collection arranged in a stockbook...

A Miscellaneous predominantly mint collection arranged in a stockbook, strength in KG VI and early Q.E.; other items of note include Transvaal 1903 set of four (with additional #1 and #5) and Trinidad 1896-1900 set overprinted "SPECIMEN", South West Africa 1931 set (less Airs) in pairs and Cyrenaica

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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unused British Honduras $2 and $5; Dominica 1908 5/-; Grenada 1913-22 ½d...

unused British Honduras $2 and $5; Dominica 1908 5/-; Grenada 1913-22 ½d. to 10/-; Montserrat 1909 5/-, St.Kitts-Nevis 1920 10/- block of four and Turks and Caicos Islands 1928 set; mainly fine mint. Cat. #501. (29

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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unused Gambia 1902-05 ½d. to 3/- (2½d. with dented frame) and 1906...

unused Gambia 1902-05 ½d. to 3/- (2½d. with dented frame) and 1906 surcharge pair; New Zealand 1913 Auckland Exhibition set; Rhodesia 1910-13 10/- blue-green and orange with printer's mark; Samoa 1932 #1 and Southern Nigeria 1907-11 set (3d. and 4d. used); mainly fine mint. Cat. approx. #1190. (32

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 350 £ - 450 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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Proof 1894 "AFRICA" 2½d. perforated colour trials (15) on 1894 Appendix...

Proof 1894 "AFRICA" 2½d. perforated colour trials (15) on 1894 Appendix sheet (157x308mm), additionally bearing imperforate trial in the same design in carmine with handpainted "Z. AFR. REPUBLIEK" and "1d." value tablets in blue-green

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1901-53 covers (20), a miscellaneous selection including 1901-07 (7...

cover 1901-53 covers (20), a miscellaneous selection including 1901-07 (7) registered from Victoria, 1901 and 1909 envelopes with G.B. values tied by Suez or Port Said framed "PAQUEBOT", 1938-53 (7) from Hong Kong and 1939 envelope bearing B.S.I. 1½d. with Brisbane "PAQUEBOT" machine d.s. and

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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unmounted mint 1935, 1948-49 Wedding, 1949 U.P.U. (in pairs) and 1953...

unmounted mint 1935, 1948-49 Wedding, 1949 U.P.U. (in pairs) and 1953 Coronation, all apparently complete and unmounted mint; the 1948-49 Wedding issue supplemented with several additional sets and/or high values. Cat. #3000

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1845 (Sept.) entire letter in French headed "Aden le 29 7 bre " to...

cover 1845 (Sept.) entire letter in French headed "Aden le 29 7 bre " to Paris "Par Suez" showing on face "PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE" h.s. (together with disinfection slits), "PAQ ANG./MARSEILLE" c.d.s. in red and "20" (decimes) manuscript due annotation and, on reverse Br. P.O. "ALEXANDRIA" double

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1849 (29 May) neat envelope with embossed corner card "THURSDAY" and...

cover 1849 (29 May) neat envelope with embossed corner card "THURSDAY" and enclosure, to London via Alexandria and Malta, the envelope annotated "Aden 29th May 1849" and "Per Steamer Oriental via Marseilles" showing Malta disinfection h.s. and "1/8" in manuscript on face. Unusual. Photo

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1850 entire letter headed "Aden 9 t h March 1850" to Bannockburn...

cover 1850 entire letter headed "Aden 9 t h March 1850" to Bannockburn, Scotland via Alexandria, Malta, Marseilles and London, from the Commanding Officer of the 78th Highlanders ordering a supply of regimental tartan and forage caps, rated "2/3" in manuscript and showing sloping "CR" (Caledonian

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1849 entire letter to Lyon, via Alexandria and Malta, written in...

cover 1849 entire letter to Lyon, via Alexandria and Malta, written in French by a Jesuit missionary and showing a fine strike of the boxed "ADEN/Paid 8as" in red (P1.) with various transit and arrival h.s. The letter includes interesting comment on life in Aden and environs at that time. Photo

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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used 1854 1a. deep red Die II, with very good margins and cancelled by a...

used 1854 1a. deep red Die II, with very good margins and cancelled by a fine, complete, strike of the "124" h.s.; small stain and light crease at top. Photo

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 60 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1858 (Apr.) unfranked native envelope (slight ink erosion and...

cover 1858 (Apr.) unfranked native envelope (slight ink erosion and portions of reverse missing) with enclosure to Bombay, showing a fine strike of the very rare circular framed "ADEN/BPP./Bearing" (P7.) with "S C B G /A,SS4" h.s. adjacent and "ADEN" double arc d.s. (D1.) on reverse. Photo

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1860 envelope (address panel affected by slight ink erasion) to...

cover 1860 envelope (address panel affected by slight ink erasion) to Bombay, bearing 1855 blue glazed paper 4a. black (a few clipped perfs.) cancelled by a fine strike of the "124" h.s. (K1.), with circular framed "ADEN/B.P.P./ Paid" In red (P2.) adjacent and showing scarce "ADEN ST R POINT/PAID

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1861 (5 Apr.) envelope (flap roughly torn) to Perim bearing 1a...

cover 1861 (5 Apr.) envelope (flap roughly torn) to Perim bearing 1a. centrally cancelled "124" and showing a fine strike of the boxed "ADEN/SHIPLETTER?/ Paid " in red (SL2.) and, on reverse, "ADEN" double arc d.s. (D1.), faint overall toning. Very scarce and appealing. Photo

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1864 (3 June) envelope to Bombay bearing 2a. yellow-buff (2) both...

cover 1864 (3 June) envelope to Bombay bearing 2a. yellow-buff (2) both cancelled "124" and showing, adjacent, a very fair strike of the circular framed "ADEN/BPP/ Paid" in red (P2.) with c.d.s. (D2.) on reverse. Very scarce. Photo

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1864 (2 Sept.) native envelope to Bombay bearing, on reverse, 4a...

cover 1864 (2 Sept.) native envelope to Bombay bearing, on reverse, 4a. black lightly cancelled "124" and showing "ADEN" c.d.s. (D2.) alongside and, on front, a good example of the circular framed "ADEN/BPP/ Paid" (P2.) struck in red; faint overall toning. Very scarce. Photo

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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used 1866 (28 June) Fiscal overprinted "POSTAGE" (shorter letters) in...

used 1866 (28 June) Fiscal overprinted "POSTAGE" (shorter letters) in green, 6a purple, exceptional strong colour, centrally cancelled "124" . A beautiful, fresh, example. Rare. S.G.68. Photo

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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on piece 1871 (c.) large O.H.M.S. piece signed by the "Head Accountant...

on piece 1871 (c.) large O.H.M.S. piece signed by the "Head Accountant Residency Office Aden" , bearing Official 4a. green well tied by the "125" h.s. in blue (K4.) A rare item. Photo

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1872-74 (c.), three items cancelled by the scarce...

cover 1872-74 (c.), three items cancelled by the scarce "ADEN-CANTONMENT/124" duplex (K6.) comprising an unusual piece bearing Official 2a. (5), another piece bearing 1a. pair and an envelope (opened-out and rather ragged) to India bearing 4a. and showing "ADEN.STEAM.POINT" c.d.s. (D8.) adjacent

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 160 £ - 200 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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1875-78 (c.) items (4) cancelled by "ADEN CAMP/B-22/1" duplex (K7...

1875-78 (c.) items (4) cancelled by "ADEN CAMP/B-22/1" duplex (K7.), comprising native envelope and large part envelope both bearing 4a., ½a. block of six (2x3) with superb complete strike and 8a. pair with part strike

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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1880-1942 (c.), a representative collection of "Camp" and a few...

1880-1942 (c.), a representative collection of "Camp" and a few "Cantonment" cancellations with many different types included, comprising over 100 items including many blocks, pieces and covers (25) with 1894, 1902 and 1921 envelopes to Zanzibar, 1876 (c.) showing boxed "TOO LATE", several fine

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover -- a similar envelope from the same correspondence, bearing 1a. strip...

cover -- a similar envelope from the same correspondence, bearing 1a. strip of three and showing "E.O./BOMBAY" c.d.s.. A fine companion to the previous lot. Photo

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1881-82 (c.) items (3) cancelled by the scarce "B" obliterator in...

cover 1881-82 (c.) items (3) cancelled by the scarce "B" obliterator in bars (K10.), comprising envelope (crease) to London bearing ½a + 4a., 1½a. stationery card (some staining) to Bombay and a large piece to India bearing 2a. strip of three, all showing "ADEN CAMP" c.d.s. (D6.) adjacent

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1886 (21 Apr.) 1½a.) stationery card (ragged at left) to Bombay...

cover 1886 (21 Apr.) 1½a.) stationery card (ragged at left) to Bombay cancelled by "B" in bars (K10.), with "ADEN CANT" (D10) and "E.O/BOMBAY" c.d.s. adjacent; also two pieces similarly cancelled, one bearing Official 2a. + 4a. with small "ADEN-CANT" c.d.s. (D12.) adjacent, the other with 4a. 6p

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1894 (7 Nov.) 1/2a. stationery envelope to London additionally...

cover 1894 (7 Nov.) 1/2a. stationery envelope to London additionally franked by ½a. + 9p. pair, cancelled by three strikes of the scarce large "ADEN-CAMP" squared circle d.s. (KD12.) with arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Fine and attractive. Photo

Los #: 52

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1916 (c.) handsome "Aden Tobacco Company" (Branches Shanghai...

cover 1916 (c.) handsome "Aden Tobacco Company" (Branches Shanghai; Tientsin and Karachi) advertising envelope to Egypt, bearing K.G.V ½a. pair cancelled by segmented c.d.s. (KD 14.) and showing double circular "PASSED BY CENSOR/A" in red. Photo

Los #: 57

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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used 1857 Large Crown, perf. 14 1d. rose-red GK centrally cancelled by a...

used 1857 Large Crown, perf. 14 1d. rose-red GK centrally cancelled by a sharp strike of the "124" handstamp. An exceptional usage and one of the great rarities of early Aden philately. Photo

Los #: 58

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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1860-74 (c.), eight items cancelled by the "ADEN.STEAMER.POINT/124" duplex...

1860-74 (c.), eight items cancelled by the "ADEN.STEAMER.POINT/124" duplex (K6.) including 1865 ½a. block of eight (a few faults) and 8a. on 1874 envelope to India (rare). Photo for cover

Los #: 59

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1875 (c.) large envelope (portion of one side flap missing) to Bombay...

cover 1875 (c.) large envelope (portion of one side flap missing) to Bombay bearing 4a. tied by "ADEN/B-22" duplex (K7.) and showing a fine strike of the rare circular "OVERLAND POSTAGE/DUE/A S /4". Photo

Los #: 65

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 24.05.1995

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cover 1876 (2 Sept.) unfranked entire to Mauritius showing on front " ADEN...

cover 1876 (2 Sept.) unfranked entire to Mauritius showing on front " ADEN. STEAMER. POINT" c.d.s. (D10.), "PAQ.FR T" octagonal d.s. in red and "8 D /TO PAY" h.s. in blue and, on reverse, "T" in circle (UP4., early use) and arrival c.d.s. Fresh and fine. Photo

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 24.05.1995