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U.S., British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps and Postal History


Great Britain
 
 
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Lot 1663

Great Britain, 1857, GB to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, HMS Medway, one shilling (28) tied by grid to folded letter sheet with Leeds NO 8 1857 cancel, manuscript "p Medway via Southampton", to Buenos Aires Argentina, red London transit on verso, stamp has perf toning, F.-V.F. stamp straight edge at right.
Scott 28; $375. SG 72.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 1664

Great Britain, 1864, GB to Argentina, SS Ilna (Scott 39), 6d lilac, on flimsy pre-printed bill letter sheet with barred oval cancel, ms "Ilna" with Liverpool 5 NO 64 transit on verso, to Buenos Aires Argentina, light foxing specks, F.-V.F.
Scott $175. SG 84; £170 ($270).
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 1665

Great Britain, 1866, GB to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, RMS Rhone, tied by grid to folded letter sheet, ms "p Rhone Str via Southampton", with Leeds 7 AP 66 cancel, to Buenos Aires Argentina, red London transit on verso, Extremely Fine.
Scott 48; $375. SG 101; £350 ($550).
Suggested Bid $300

The RMS Rhone was a British packet ship owned by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. She was wrecked off the coast of Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands on 29 October 1867 during a hurricane with the loss of approximately 123 lives. It is now a leading Caribbean wreck dive site
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Lot 1666

Great Britain, 1867, GB to Uruguay, SS Cordova (Scott 45), 6 pence (45) plate 6 tied by Liverpool 11 MR 67 duplex to outer folded letter sheet, ms "per S.S. Cordova", F.-V.F.
Scott $275 Plate 6. SG 97.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 1667

Great Britain, 1869, GB to Buenos Ayres, Argentina, Maiden Voyage of Pascal, 1sh (48 Plate 4) tied by grid to folded letter sheet, ms "p Pascal" with Liverpool 19 AP 69 cancel to Buenos Aires Argentina, F.-V.F. attractive single franking usage.
Scott 48; $375. SG 101; £350 ($550).
Suggested Bid $400

PASCAL 1869
1,876 gross tons, length 300ft x beam 33.4ft (91.44m x 10.18m), one funnel, two masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw, speed 10 knots. There was accommodation for 80 passengers. Launched on 13th Dec.1869 by Andrew Leslie & Co, Hebburn-on-Tyne for the Liverpool, Brazil and River Plate Steam Navigation Co (Lamport & Holt), she started her maiden voyage on 20th Apr.1870 from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo. She continued Liverpool - South America services until 1878 when she was transferred to the Belgian flagged subsidiary company Societe de Navigation Royale Belge Sud-Americaine. This company operated weekly mail services between Antwerp, Brazil, Uruguay and the Argentine. In 1887 the ship reverted to her original owners and route and in 1897 was scrapped at Genoa. [Merchant Fleets, vol.34 by Duncan Haws
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Lot 1668

Great Britain, 1871, GB to Uruguay, Tycho Brahe, 6d dull violet tied by grid to folded letter sheet, ms "per Tycho Brahe via Liverpool", red 30 NO 71 Manchester cancel to Monte Video Uruguay, file fold thu stamp otherwise fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott 51; $130 Plate 9. SG 108; £90 ($140).
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 1669

Great Britain, 1872, GB to Uruguay, per SS Olbers, three 4d vermilion tied by grids to folded letter sheet, ms "Per Private Str Olbers from Liverpool", red JY 1872 Manchester cancel & blue crayon "20" credit, red Liverpool August 1872 transit, to Monte Video Uraguay, Very Fine quite a colorful franking.
Scott 43; $260 Plate 12. SG 94; £235 ($370).
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 1670

Great Britain, 1873, GB to Uruguay, RMS Menelaus, pair one shilling (54 Plate 7) tied by grids on 1873 outer folded letter sheet, ms "per Menelaus-Via Liverpool", red Manchester 19 FE 73 cancel, blue Manchester (lightly struck) forwarder oval, red crayon "40" credit,to Monte Video Uraguay, Liverpool transit on verso, light soiling at left, F.-V.F.
Scott 54. SG 117.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 1671

Great Britain, 1876, GB to Uruguay, per RMS Britannia via Bordeaux, 1s green pair tied by grids to folded letter sheet, manuscript "per R.M.S. Britannia via Bordeaux", Manchester DE 28 1876 cancels, manuscript credit and Manchester blue forwarding agent oval, to Monte Video Uraguay, small stain mostly at top, not affecting stamps F.-V.F.
Scott 64; $305 Plate 12. SG 150; £290 ($460).
Suggested Bid $200

Part of the Pacific Steamship Navagation Company, Commisioned in 1873, in 1895 she was grounded Rio de Janeiro, salvaged and sold to Camuyrano y Cia, Buenos Aires.

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Lot 1672

Great Britain, 1876, GB to Uruguay, RMS Eider, via Bordeaux, strip of three 4d vermilion 1sh single tied by barred ovals Manchester 19 OC 76 cancels to folded letter sheet, ms "Via Bordeaux pr Sr Elder" to Monte Video Uraguay, F.-V.F. colorful and nice franking.
Scott 43, 64; $485 ++. SG 94, 150; £445 ($700).
Suggested Bid $500

Commissioned in 1864, she was sold in 1883 to Haiti, rebuilt as gunboat and renamed La Patrie.

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Lot 1673

Great Britain, 1841, 1d red brown (Scott 3), o.g., fresh, 3 large margins, V.G.
SG 8; £500 ($790). Scott $550.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 1674

Great Britain, 1841, 1d orange brown (Scott 3a), o.g., never hinged, large margins, pristine, Very Fine, a gem!
SG 12; £1,800 ($2,840).
Suggested Bid $1,000.
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Lot 1675
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Great Britain, 1854, 6d purple (Scott 7), lightly cancelled, margins almost all around, Fine.
SG 60; £900 ($1,420). Scott $875.
Suggested Bid $350.
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Lot 1676

Great Britain, 1869, 2d deep blue, "thin lines" (Scott 30 var.), plate 15, o.g., very lightly hinged, deep rich color, Fine.
SG 47; £400 ($630). Scott $425.
Suggested Bid $180.
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Lot 1677
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Great Britain, 1878, 10s greenish gray (Scott 74), Maltese Cross watermark, bold duplex cancel, good color, a handsome example of this scarce high value, almost Very Fine.
SG 128; £2,800 ($4,420). Scott $2,900.
Suggested Bid $1,200.
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Lot 1678
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Great Britain, 1882, £1 brown lilac (Scott 92a), Anchor watermark, light registered cancel, well centered with good color, Very Fine, a lovely example of a very scarce high value.
SG 136; £8,000 ($12,640). Scott $7,750.
Suggested Bid $4,000.
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Lot 1679
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Great Britain, 1882, £5 orange (Scott 93), duplex cancels, good color, Fine, an attractive example of this very scarce high value.
SG 137; £4,500 ($7,110). Scott $5,000.
Suggested Bid $1,500.
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Lot 1680

Great Britain, 1902, £1 dull blue green (Scott 142), De La Rue printing, o.g., fresh and well centered, couple hinge reinforced perfs at top left and couple light gum creases, otherwise Very Fine.
SG 266; £2,000 ($3,160). Scott $2,000.
Suggested Bid $600.
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Lot 1681

Great Britain, 1912, 1d aniline scarlet (Scott 154b), Imperial Crown watermark, bottom control number single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and pristine, Fine.
SG 343; £175 ($280). Scott $225.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 1682

Great Britain, 1913, £1 green Seahorse (Scott 176), o.g., never hinged, fresh color, F.-V.F.,an unusually nice example.
SG 403; £3,000 ($4,740). Scott $2,900.
Suggested Bid $1,800.
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Lot 1683

Great Britain, 1955, 2s6d-£1 Queen Elizabeth II "Castle" high values complete, Waterlow printing (Scott 309-312), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
SG 536-539; £225 ($360). Scott $302.
Suggested Bid $180.
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Lot 1684

Great Britain, 1970, 1s6d Pilgrims, emerald omitted (Scott 615 var.), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with normal for comparison.
SG 822b; £160 ($250).
Suggested Bid $80.
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