1, 1840 1d Black, single with ample to clear margins tied on partial outer folded letter sheet to London by bold red Maltese cross cancel, "Ware J. 20, 1841" split-ring backstamp and red 1/21 receiver, Very Fine (Scott $600)
1, 1840 1d Black, single with margins to slightly in at lower right tied on partial folded letter sheet to London by red Maltese cross cancel, "Torquay OC 9 1840" split-ring cancel, red London backstamp receiver, F-VF. (Scott $600).
2, 1840 2d Blue, pair, "FJ-FK", nice red Maltese Cross cancels, lovely color, margins except just in at top on right stamp, horiz crease, Very Fine appearance (Scott $2,100 as pair, SG 5, £2,400 as singles)
3-4, 1841 1d Red brown, 2d Blue, plus cut-to-shape 1sh embossed (Scott 5) on folded letter sheet addressed to "St Johns/ Porto Rico" (San Juan) by indistinct oval grid cancels, backstamped Liverprool NO 1 1850, red London 2 NO 1850, stamps 2-3 margins, Fine and scarce destination
33, 1864 1d Rose red, bottom left plate no 124 and imprint block (comprised, on order left to right - rejoined block of six, block of four, vertical pair), "SA-TF", o.g. with usual natural gum creases, 7 stamps NH, others l.h. or h.r., VG-Fine
33, 1864 1d Rose red, complete run of plate numbers (less #77, 225) arranged on stock sheets, mostly o.g. with some NH or unused, usual VG-VF with most better centered than typically seen (Scott $11,375)
33, 1864 1d Rose red, collection of several hundred used neatly arranged on stock sheets with every single having the same corner letters, i.e. "A-A", "B-B", etc., good number of different plates reperesented, usual mixed condition and centering, VG-VF (Scott $4,100+)
43, 1865 4d Vermilion, 11 covers and one front with various frankings (incl single) from plates 7, 8 (2), 9, 10, 11, 12 (2), 13, 14 (3), with some shade varieties, one of the mixed frankings (on the front) includes an 1876 4d Vemilion (Scott 69), destinations include France, Greece, Canada, Italy, usual mixed condition but a Fine group
44, 1865 3d Rose, pair (right perfs trimmed) tied on printed folded letter datelined "Manchester 4 Juin 1867" addressed to Venice by bold Manchester "498" duplex cancels, red circled "PD", backstamped Venezia 7 Giu 67, the letter has a 1d revenue affixed and ms cancelled paying fee for a £300 receipt, Very Fine and attractive
50-51, 1867 6d Victoria, selection of nine covers and one front with various shades and pate numbers of the issue, destinations include Spain, Nova Scotia, Bohemia, US, etc., usual bit of postal wear, Fine group
1873 Cover to Diamond Field in Griqualand, 1sh Green pl 6 (Scott 54) tied by Richmond/ Surrey FE 4 73 cds and addressed to "Sidney Godolphin A Shippard Esq/ Klipdrift/ Griqualand/ Diamond-Fields South Africa/ via Cape Town" and with a Cape Town MR 6 receiver on address side, backstamped London and light DIAMOND FIELDS MR 12 oval, stamp with clipped wing margin, envelope bit roughly opened left and at top and with some minor faults, still a Fine cover to a remote diamond mining territory; Mr Shippard was appointed acting attorney-general of Griqualand West on Jan 25 1873, just prior to the dispatch of this letter
55, 1867 2sh Blue, with 1sh pl 4 wing margin single tied on folded letter dateline "Liverpool 8 Mo: 24th 1867" to Houston by "466" oval grids, red N. York "Paid" transit cds, ms "paid Per "Persia" via Cork" routing, ms "15" (triple 1sh rate), Liverpool transit on back,some staining/ aging/ postal wear but a nice use with the letter mentioning "yellow fever"
55a, 1867 2sh Pale blue, pl 1, top margin strip of three (FB-FD) with part imprint tied on piece by "131" grid cancels, fold in the piece causes perfs to be separated between 2nd and 3rd stamp, Fine (Scott $720 as singles, SG 120, £825 as singles)
58, 1870 ½d Rose, 10 covers and 3 fronts with single or mixed issue frankings, plate numbers include 3, 5, 6, 10-13, 15, 19, 20 (corner off), destinations include USA, Germany, Switzerland, usual mixed condition, Fine assortment
c.1875/1900 Covers Collection, about 120 covers (incl few fronts) in an album with single and mixed issue frankings, assortment of cancels and markings, foreign destinations include USA (incl 1882 to Wyoming Territory), Trieste, Hungary, France, Germany, Prince Edward Island, Austria, Canada, Portugal, Diamond Mines/ Griqualand West, Belgium, St Vincent, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Brazil, wrapper to Jamaica, Holland, Bermuda, etc., usual mixed condition, VG-VF, view to appreciate
1882 Hand-Drawn Illustrated Postcard, with design showing native African soldier captioned "A recruit from Arabi's Army. (Special Uniform - little bit of Scotch Miss'd) (Mist)" belowand Latin phrase "Nemo me immune lacessit" (Scottish motto - "no one attacks me with impunity"), two London 1882 duplexes on card addressed to Stockton-on-Tees, light corner crease lower left, evenly toned but a wonderful designrnThe "Urabi revolt", was a nationalist uprising in Egypt from 1879 to 1882. It was led by and named for Colonel Ahmed "Urabi" and sought to depose the Khedive Tewfik Pasha and end British and French influence over the country. Despite a French refusal to resort to arms and the pacifist proclamations of the Gladstone administration in Britain, the uprising was ended by a British bombardment of Alexandria and invasion of the country that left it under foreign control until after World War II.
141, 1902 10sh Ultramarine, fresh color and wonderfully well centered, o.g., Very Fine (Scott $875, SG 265, £1,000) fresh color and wonderfully well centered, o.g., Very Fine (Scott $875, SG 265, £1,000)
1902/12 Covers Assortment, useful group of 45 covers with KE VII franking with 1d/1sh values including nice variety of shades/ perfs on ½d through 3d values, domestic and foreign uses incl Portugal, France, Germany, Norway, Mauritius, CapeTown, Switzerland, Tasmania, the US incl North Dakota (2), some typical postal wear, a Fine assortment with substantial catalog/ retail value
209, 1929 £1 Postal Union Congress, very well centered single with crisp detailed impression, just the barest hint of the usual light gum toning, NH, Very Fine example of this iconic issue (Scott $1,100 for NH, SG 438,£750 for hinged)
Australia and States Assortment, includes New South Wales 37 "SPECIMEN" overprint, Victoria B1-2 "Specimen" overprint, Australia 18 mint (2), 95a mint (lh in the margin only), 219-21 "SPECIMEN" overprints (NH), 379 mint, etc., few minor faults, generally F-VF
1947 Tercentenary Proofs, four proofs on card (42x28mm) mounted on larger card (115x75mm), frame proof in black or brown with value tablets and George VI frame blank, same but with George VI portrait added in black and rose, Very Fine
4, 1852 3c Red, rich and fresh stamp tied by black target cancel on blue folded letter to Guelph, margins to just into outer frameline, "Toronto-Canada, MR 23, 1852" double arc datestamp with matching "Money Letter" straightline handstamp, ms. "Paid" and "Money" at top, registry number adjacent, Very Fine and choice
Unitrade 4iii var., 1852 3d Red on ribbed hard wove paper, Privately perforated, unpunched perfs along the right edge, lightly cancelled, clear to ample margins, Fine and unusual (Unitrade C$500 not considering the private perfs)
141-45, E3, 1927 Canadian Confederation, four FDC, set on lega size registered 2c postal stationery envelope with Montreal cancel, set on cover to USA with Kitchener cancel, 3c single on small envelope with Nova Scotia cancel (scarce), 2c affixed on a US flight cover and tied by a Toronto cds, bits of postal wear, Finern
1s-13s, 1911-15 1c-$25 Definitives, "SPECIMEN" overprint, fresh colors, o.g. with none of the toning typically seen, some with small bits of paper adhering to gum, F-VF, a select set (Scott $325; SG 1s/12s, £275)
3a-23a, 1922 1c-$5 "MALAYA BORNEO EXHIBITION" overprints, bright colors, o.g. with most l.h. ($2 paper h.r.) and no toning, F-VF, difficult to find in this premium condition (Scott $450; SG 30-38, £425)
J1E, 1936 1c Postage Due Unadopted Design, photo essay from the printer's record books mounted on card, with ms "1.11.36" notation (date of entry into the archive record book) on small paper attachment, Very Fine and rare
121a, 1908 1d "King Edward VII Land" Overprint, single tied on cover addressed to J. Kinsey (the expedition representative in New Zealand) by "BRIT ANTARCTIC EXPD" FE 27 08 cds with another crisp strike alongside, Very Fine
SG A3a, 1911 1d "Victoria Land" Overprint, No stop after "LAND" variety, lower left stamp in block of four with three normals, bottom stamps NH, top l.h. or small h.r., fresh and Fine (SG £425 for variety hinged; £165 for normals hinged)
131d, 1911 1d "Victoria Land" Overprint, single tied on locally addressed envelope by Lyttelton 10 MR 13 cds with a strong receiving cancel of Lyttelton applied the next day tying the stamp, ms "Terra Nova" at lower left, cover with some light overall aging and missing backflap, Fine and rare. rnPosted at the conclusion of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13 on HMS Terra Nova led by Captain Robert Scott. The aim of the expedition was to reach the South Pole and carry out scientific research. The envelope is addressed in the hand of Able Seaman Robert Oliphant and was posted on the Terra Nova's return trip to England, having departed Cape Evans on Jan 13.
1936 "World Conference Chamber of Commerce/ Wool" Artist Original Drawing, detailed design pencil and ink on thick card, not signed but from the J Berry archive, 234x141mm drawing on 297x202 card stock (light corner bend top left not impacting drawing), Very Fine unadopted design
Proposed King Edward VIII ½d Stamp Design Artists Original Drawing signed "J. Berry." just below design and at the bottom, 145x166mm design in ink and pencil on 209x263mm thick Bristol Board card stock, Very Fine; there were no regularly issued Edward VIII definitives issued by New Zealand during his short reign