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    REST OF THE WORLD, TRISTAN DA CUNHA

    Lot 1296
    */C ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    'The Tristan da Cunha' Post Office': An exhibit mounted on seventeen A3 pages illustrating the operations of the post office from 1930s to 1990s and including much ancillary material and photographs, with Type V cachet on undated cachet, and used to cancel GB set of four 1935 Silver Jubilee on cover, 1951 US 3c postcard with type X cachet, 1961 telegram re new stamp issue, range of first day covers, incoming covers, British Postal Orders cancelled with Tristan cds (3), provisional registration labels and manuscript registration details, etc.


    Lot 1297
    */C ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    'The Lonely Island': A thematic/social exhibit, mounted on twenty-two A3 pages illustrating the history and activities of the island, including a wide range of mint issues and FDCs, souvenir chacheted covers, official mail, and with a wide range of ancillary material


    Lot 1298
    E ]
    Estimate: $90Starting Price: $70

    1978 25th Anniversary of Coronation preliminary pencil sketches by Jennifer Toombs on tracing paper (285 x 210mm) of King's Bull and Tristan Crawfish used on two of the 25p values, and signed by artist, together with se-tenant strip of 3 of the issued stamps


    Lot 1299
    E ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    1979 International Year of the Child large size (240 x 155mm) original coloured pencil drawing of 'The Padre's House', endorsed on reverse 'Darren Repetto Age 9 years', being the design subsequently adopted for the 50 value. also two other large size drawings by children that were never adopted (3)


    Lot 1300
    E ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    1980 London 80 International Stamp Exhibition preliminary pen and ink sketches for 5p, 15p, 25p and undenominated (2) designs on tracing paper (230 x 250mm), four of which are similar to the adopted designs, the 259 is hand-coloured. Inscribed 'Initial rough scribbles' and signed by artist C. Abbott


    Lot 1301
    ** ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    Postage Dues: 1957 Watermark Multiple Script CA 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d and 5d sheets of 60, superb MUH. SG D1-5, cat 600 (300)


    Lot 1302
    C ]
    Estimate: $140Starting Price: $105

    Postage Dues: First issue used on covers, including set of 5 locally-addressed covers with appropriate franking to necessitate affixing of each of the postage due denominations on first day of issue, and with appropriate boxed 'T _____ c' handstamps; a somewhat similar group of covers from South Africa franked to produce solo usages of the 1d, 2d, 4d and 5d Postage dues, and another with 1d and 3d, each with appropriate deficient postage handstamps; and 1959 philatelic cover from USA with set of postage dues affixed on arrival. Few with small cover faults (15)


    Lot 1303
    **/C ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Postage Dues: 1976 1p - 10p Watermark Multiple Block CA and 1p - 10p Watermark Multiple Spiral CA with both sets in complete sheets of 25 (with some duplication), plus additional plate blocks, first day covers, six covers (five from GB, one from France) with postage dues affixed on arrival, and a 1977 cover from Switzerland underfranked and with 10p postage due added on arrival which has every appearance of being commercial ,and very scarce as such (649M + 16 covers)


    Lot 1304
    **/C ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Postage Dues: 1986 1p - 25p set in plate number blocks of 4 (x 2) and in sheets of 50, first day cover, and examples of philatelic usage on 1988 cover from Australia, 1994 cover from GB, 1995 covers from Pitcairn Island (2), 1996 cover from Italy, and on three picture postcards (348 M + 9 covers)


    Lot 1305
    FDC ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    First Day Covers: Range with various makers, incl 1953 Coronation (4, one to U.S.A. and taxed), 1963 Freedom from Hunger (2) and Red Cross Centenary, 1965 ITU Centenary, ICY (2), World Football Cup, WHO Headquarters, Unesco, 1966 Churchill (3), Tristan Garrison, 1967 Calshot Harbour, Duke of Edinburgh's Visit, 1968 Birds, St Helena Dependency (signed by artist), 1969 Clipper Ships, Gospel Society (signed by artist), 1970 Red Cross Centenary, Crawfish Industry, 6d National Savings Opt, 1971 Shackleton-Rowett Expedition (25)


    Lot 1306
    PPC ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    Range of picture postcards and real photos showing ships associated with Tristan da Cunha, including Caronia, Franconia, Bergensfjord, Sagasfjord, Lindblad Explorer, and British naval ships including Jaguar, Protector, London, Juno, Kent, Eskimo, Arethussa, etc. Excellent collateral material (27)


    Lot 1307
    PS ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    Registration Envelopes: Long formular registration envelopes with red printing (250 x 100mm) (2), the first used 1954 (27 Jan) with 1954 5d to Detroit, Michigan, and the second used 1956 (28 Jul) with 1954 2d pair to Pretoria, South Africa. Both very fine and scarce (2)


    Lot 1308
    PS ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    Registration Envelopes: 1954 (2 Jan) formular registration envelope with printing in blue (205 x 135mm) franked with d to 10/- definitives used on day of issue


    Lot 1309
    PS ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    Registration Envelopes: Long formular envelope with red printing (255 x 100mm) used 1958 (28 Jul) to Detroit, Michigan (and subsequently re-addressed) with 1954 2/6d, 5/- and 10/- (2), few creases but a scarce franking


    Lot 1310
    PS ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Registration Envelopes: Small size formular envelope with blue printing (135 x 82mm) used to Johannesburg with 1961 10c, and 'TRISTAN DA CUNHA' registration label, and large size formular envelope with blue printing (220 x 100mm) used 1963 (9 Sep) with 1963 Resettlement 3d, 4d (2) and 10d to St. Helena, with blank registration label (2)


    Lot 1311
    PS ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    Aerogrammes: 1954-74 group of formular aerogrammes comprising grey-surfaced stock used 1953 (3 Feb) with 1952 6d, and 1954 (13 Mar) with 1954 d - 2d, both addressed to England but without 1957 message, blue stock with 1954 6d (2, with 1955 Gough Island and Duke of Edinburgh Visit cachets, both without messages), and further examples used 1960 (14 Dec) with 1960 6d and 1965 (18 Oct) with 1965 1d 2d and 3d, addressed to England and USA respectively, both with messages. Also 1969 with All Saint's Day cachet, and 1974 unused form with private overprint for Churchill Centenary and with printed 'TRISTAN DA CUNHA' (8)


    Lot 1312
    PS ]
    Estimate: $140Starting Price: $105

    Aerogrammes: 1969-2005 heavily duplicated mint and used collection, with 1969 9d M and U (4), 1971 4p on 9d in violet M and U (2), 1973 4p on 9d in black M (2, one with pictorial UPU Centenary cachet) and U (3), 4p on 9d in red M and U (3), 1973 5p on 9d M with U.P.U. Centenary cachet (3, one signed by Jennifer Toombs) and U (4), 1975 5p M and U (15), 1999 15p M and U (9, two with 40th Anniversary of resettlement Survey cachet, and four signed with 'EXCLUSIVE STAMP ARTIST/SIGNING FOR THE TRISTAN/HURRICANE RELIEF FUND/LIMITED EDITION OF TEN', 2005 25p M (2) and U. Also 2003 pictorial formular aerogramme M (2) and U (2). Many of the used are CTO or first day of issue (57)


    Lot 1313
    PS ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    Postal Orders: 1959 6d British Postal Order overprinted 'POUNDAGE/PAYABLE IN/TRISTAN/DA CUNHA/2d' with Tristan da Cunha cds MR 7 59, 1/- (2, different styles) and 4/- British Postal Orders with Tristan datestamps, and 25p, 35p, 40p, 45p, 50p, 1, 2. 3, 5 and 10 British Postal Orders each with Tristan datestamp of 10 FEB 87 (14)


    Lot 1314
    C ]
    Estimate: $50Starting Price: $38

    Small group of covers, with 1954 6d on unaddressed cover, 1954 2d pair on 1956 unaddressed cover cancelled at Gough Island, 1960 d - 9d on unaddressed cover, and d - 6d on 1960 cover, 1965 d, 1d, 1d, 1/-, 1/6 and 2/6 on PPC to Hong Kong, and 1971 cover with 6d National Savings opt block of 4 with University of Witwatersrand Medical Research Project cachet, all fine (6)


    Lot 1315
    C ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1937 cover to Simonstown, South Africa with Cachet V in deep blue (very fine), 'CAPE TOWN/PAQUEBOT' arrival cds (8 MAR 37) and with handstruck large '1D', South Africa 1d Postage Due affixed and tied by Simonstown cds, fine. Also another 1937 cover with Cachet V in blue, also to Simonstown with circular 'T/2D' and South Africa 2d Postage Due affixed and tied by Simonstown cds, 18 JAN 32 (patches of toning on front and back) (2)


    Lot 1316
    C ]
    Estimate: $75Starting Price: $60

    Gough Island: 1955 (14 Dec) long envelope with 1954 set d to 10/- tied by Gough Island cds and with boxed 'GOUGH ISLAND/SCIENTIFIC SURVEY/1955-1956' cachet in black; another registered cover of the date with 9d cancelled Gough Island cds addressed to Melbourne, with cachet in violet, and Tristan da Cunha registration label; unaddressed cover with 3d tied Gough Island cds 28 MY 57 and with 'PO/CLOSED/GOUGH ISLAND' cachet. Also incoming cover from London addressed to the leader of the expedition (4)


    Lot 1317
    C ]
    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    1965-2003 material related to the Radio Station with wide range of standard and commemorative cachets, assortment of QSL cards, some stamped, and with 1977 covers for opening of New Radio Station signed by Superintendent (2, with cachets in red and black) (28)


    Lot 1318
    C ]
    Estimate: $300Starting Price: $230

    1966-71 range of covers mostly bearing ship 'Bergensfjord' world cruises, 1963 MV 'Zeehan'(2), 1963 RMS 'Amazon', 1963 'Bornholm' (2), 1964 and 1965 'Jeanne d'Arc' covers, 1964 HMS 'Jaguar' (3) and HMS 'Protector', 1964 SS 'Brasil' (2), 1967 'Maria Martina', 1967 'Arethusa'1968 'Discoverer' (US Geodetic Survey), 1970 Yacht 'Stormy', 1970 RV 'Vema', 1970 'Lindblad Explorer'(2), 1971 MFV 'Hilary', 1971 'Albatros 2'. Generally very fine and a rarely offered group (33)


    Lot 1319
    C ]
    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    1971-1972 Souvenir covers of visiting ships with a variety of cachets, including H.M.S. Argonaut and H.M.S. Devonshire, plus a range of covers commemorating various events or anniversaries, all with appropriate cachets. Also a few photographs of the ships represented by the covers (36)


    Lot 1320
    C ]
    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    1973-1974 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships with a variety of stencilled and more traditional cachets, some signed, including two covers of 28 July 1973 with cachet of M.V. Straat Algoa and with additional 'URGENT MEDICAL SUPPLIES LANDED' cachet. Also a number of picture postcards of ships represented by the covers (41)


    Lot 1321
    C/PS ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1973-2003 range of commemorative covers bearing cachets or inscriptions of St. Mary's Church or St. Mary's School, a number are signed, and including 1982 formular aerogramme with cachet, and 1997 picture postcard with 15p 50th Anniversary of End of World War II, with boxed 'EXCLUSIVE STAMP ARTIST/SIGNING FOR THE TRISTASN/HURRICANE RELIEF FUND/LIMITED EDITION OF TEN' (11)


    Lot 1322
    C ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1975-1978 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships (some signed) including a number with spectacular handcut stencilled cachets, along with a number of more traditional shipping cachets, also a few covers with commemorative cachets, 'The Great Kettle robbery' of 18 April 1975 being noteworthy (27)


    Lot 1323
    C ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    1979-1981 souvenir covers from visiting ships showing a variety of cachets, a number are signed, plus three picture postcards of the associated ships, also two commemorative covers related to the Type V and Type Va cachets (18)


    Lot 1324
    C ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    1983-1993 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships, including H.M.S. Endurance and H.M.S. Lowestoft, and with a number franked with foreign adhesives for paquebot usage, plus a range of cacheted covers for various commemorative events and anniversaries, and with a wide variety of cachets (some duplication). Most are addressed to Great Britain or South Africa, a few are unaddressed (25)


    Lot 1325
    C ]
    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    1997-2001 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships showing a wide range of cachets, first day covers of the period, plus a few cacheted covers for commemorative events, including philatelic exhibitions, and two postcards with circular 'TRISTAN DA CUNHA/Hurricane/Damage' cachet (21 May 2001) (35)


    Lot 1326
    C ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    2003-2006 souvenir covers of visiting ships, large group relating to Petrobus XXI Oil Rig which became stranded at Tristan in 2006, Earth Tremor 'souvenir' cover (29 Jul 2004), 27 July 2004 30p self-adhesive stamp FDC with airmail handstruck cachet due to shortage of labels, etc. Wide variety of cachets (35)


    Lot 1327
    C ]
    Estimate: $220Starting Price: $170

    2007-2008 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships showing a wide variety of cachets, a number of which are arrivals for the purpose of construction projects, also cacheted covers prepared for various local events, including Destruction of Fishing Factory Building by Fire, Wind Damage to Public works Warehouse, Flu Outbreak Alert, Destruction of Petrobus XXI Oil Rig, Return of Yacht Cha-Lee due to Loss of Mast, etc. Fascinating examples of philatelic ingenuity, some duplication (46)


    Lot 1328
    C ]
    Estimate: $350Starting Price: $270

    2009-2011 souvenir covers and postcards of visiting ships showing a wide variety of cachets, also a wide range of other souvenir covers and postcards commemorating various events or anniversaries, including a large group for the 50th anniversary of the evacuation, arrival in England and issue of the St. Helena Tristan Relief stamps, many are signed (141)


    Lot 1329
    C ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    Official Mail: 1959-2003 O)HMS mail sent by the Administrator, nearly all with various types of 'ADMINISTRATOR/TRISTAN DA CUNHA' cachets and including a number of clearly commercial covers, the others mostly to well-known collectors, also 1953 and 1960 inwards covers to the Administrator from south Africa and Rhodesia & Nyasaland respectively (17)


    Lot 1330
    C ]
    Estimate: $180Starting Price: $135

    Official Mail: 1970-2003 covers and postcards, a number unaddressed and the others largely philatelic to Great Britain or South Africa, and all bearing the cachets of various Government Officers, with Post Office (8), Treasurer (4), Public Works (2), Natural Resources, Police 2), Electricity Supply, Medical Officer, Island Operations Manager, Agriculture (2), Customs (2), Education (2). An interesting group (29)


    Lot 1331
    C ]
    Estimate: $150Starting Price: $115

    Taxed Mail: 1952-1974 small group of covers, with 1952 to England with boxed 'T' marking obliterated and with South Africa d and 1d pairs affixed (uncancelled), 1953 coronation FDC to New York with boxed 'T ______ (10)c', 1956 to England with d, 1d and 3d and boxed 'INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE' and 'T _____ (6d)c', 1960 cover to England with pair, and boxed 'INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE', and 1963, 1974 (2) and 1975 covers to south Africa with the boxed 'T' markings. Couple of small cover faults, however a useful and scarce group (8)


    Lot 1332
    C ]
    Estimate: $100Starting Price: $75

    Taxed Mail: 1952-1974 small group of taxed covers, with two locally addressed 1952 (1 Jan) FDC's each with 1d and 6d, 1963 local cover with 2d (2), 1973 covers to UK (2) with 1p, and 1974 cover to South Africa with p, each with the boxed 'T ____ c' marking, and 1996 postcard to UK with 1p, and boxed 'POSTAGE/DUE' handstamp (7)


    Lot 1333
    C ]
    Estimate: $200Starting Price: $150

    1956-1968 underpaid incoming mail from Great Britain (9), four with boxed 'T ______ d' handstamp, one with boxed 'POSTAGE/DUE', one with manuscript 'Due' inserted in Tristan da Cunha cds, and all but two showing Tristan adhesives affixed to indicate amount of postage due. A fine and scarce group (7)


    Lot 1334
    C ]
    Estimate: $120Starting Price: $90

    Taxed Mail: 1955-75 covers from South Africa (5) or Nyasaland addressed to Tristan, underpaid and showing a variety of tax markings, both at despatch and receipt end, the 1955 Nyasaland cover showing use of 2d Tristan for collection of postage due. A scarce group (6 covers)


    Lot 1335
    LIT ]
    Estimate: $80Starting Price: $60

    First issue of 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter' (1970-71) outlining details of stamp and philatelic facilities to which was attached a sheet showing strikes of various official and private cachets in black; also a later (19773) sheet with strikes of the postal markings and administration handstamps and cachets in violet. Unusual and scarce


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