Session 2 of this sale begins today at 9am EDT with Worldwide & Commonwealth.
Lot 1544 Great Britain FEB.20.1938 Group of 36 “Mails for India” Air Mail Covers, all sent at the 1½d rate. Includes two each of the following destinations: Burma, Ceylon, Palestine, Sarawak, Seychelles, Malaya, Egypt, Brunei, Bahrain, Singapore, North Borneo, Aden, Tibet, Labuan, Muscat, Dubai, Trans Jordan and India. All sent by A. Phillips, Air Mail Specialist of Newport GB, all with the same cachet in red, black, blue or green. Many also have return to sender handstamps, etc. Overall very fine, see online scans.. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1956 Great Britain Group of 39 Stock Pages and 33 Album Pages of Mint and Used Victoria and Kings Stamps, and a few stock cards with interest for shades, cancels and plates. Scan a shows a group with cancel interest with many foreign offices cancels such as C30 (Valparaiso), B01 (Alexandria, Egypt), C51 (St Thomas, Virgin Is.), A25 (Malta), A26 (Gibraltar). More interesting cancels scattered throughout. Large format stamps to the 10sh., Victoria Scott #109, a nice selection of Seahorses, some early mint postage dues confirm the interest of this lot. See scans for a sampling of this lot. Fine to very fine. Estimate $800, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 153 Great Britain 1927 and 1928 Round The World Flight Covers, with GB stamps cancelled NOV.28.1927, India cancelled DEC.15.1927 and USA stamps (front and back) cancelled FEB.10.1928. Both covers addressed to Stephen Smith in Calcutta on front, and Roessler on the back. Very fine. From the The Leon Victor Pont Collection of Early India, New Zealand and Worldwide Pioneer Flight Covers. Estimate $100, sold for C$1,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1373 British Commonwealth extensive mostly Used Collection of Queen Victoria to King George V Era in Six Lighthouse Binders with Matching Slipcases, 1840 to 1937, all on Stanley Gibbons pages for all countries (Aitutaki to Zululand), with most countries well represented. A lovely and very valuable collection left intact, and loaded with better singles and sets, way too many to list here. We estimate 90-95% of the collection to be used, rest is mostly mint hinged but we noted some never hinged in black mounts. Starts with Great Britain, with Penny Blacks (x4) and a Penny Blue, a mint #4 with original gum, four embossed QVs (3 are cut to shape), perforated Penny Red plated up to #224 (223 is mint), plus a number of other plated issues such as the ½d rose (all plates but #14), and much more (owner catalogued the GB long ago at $36,900). The owner catalogued many of the pages or countries long ago, many pages having a high catalogue value, several in the $500 to $1,000 range and more. For example we catalogued Malta alone at $3,775 (owner had $3,067). There are also a large quantity of expensive single stamps and sets in this collection, many cataloguing in the $50 to $200 range (and often much more), with many Shilling and Pound values throughout. The postmarks are for the most part clean, with most of the high values being postally used (a few are not). A much better collection than is normally seen. We have scanned over 150 pages online, just as a small sample. We highly recommend viewing this one in person to further appreciate the better than average quality, variety and very high catalogue value of this lovely collection. Overall fine to very fine. Estimate $15,000, sold for C$11,500.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.