Stamps & Covers of the World

14 May 2003, starting at 10:00 BST .

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lots

France: 1857 (Jan 29th) entire letter to New York bearing 1853-61 Empire 80c. rose-red with good to large margins, neatly tied by “K” in diamond of dots with Paris c.d.s. alongside, and “BOSTON BR.PKT. / 5” c.d.s. at left, fine. (1063)

A selection of covers (4) all addressed to the Maharaja of Bundi, unusually with the Maharaja's address on the cover with the dagger device.

Telegraph Forms 1895 (March) 10d. brown Telegraph form for transmission to Foreign or Colonial Destinations, fine unused.

Thematics U.P.U.: A collection, varied condition in five albums, four cover albums, leaves and loose, contained in two cartons, inc. Germany West Berlin 1949 sets (2) mint and used, Hungary 1950 imperf. and perf. miniature sheets mint, Monaco 1949 postage and air epreuve de luxe, Lebanon 1949 miniature sheet with brown inscriptions, San Marino 1949 100L., 200L. (4, two used), 200L. imperf. (2, one used), 300L. all sheetlets of six, etc.

Thematics United Nations of the World: A mainly mint collection in seventeen special albums, leaves and loose, contained in three cartons, inc. Italy, Korea 1951-52 Flag set (less one U.S.A.), United Nations virtually complete mint and used to 1986, some U.P.U., I.T.U. and UNESCO issues, etc.

Thematics World Cup Football: A collection in six albums, leaves and loose, contained in a carton, inc. Italy 1934 sets mint (2, one unmounted), General issues set mint, Aegean Islands set mint, range of commemorative covers, (a few are signed), etc.

Thematics World's Fairs: A mainly mint collection in four albums and loose, contained in a box, inc. Brussels, New York, Osaka, San Francisco with Brazil 1940 miniature sheets (3), Hungary, Iceland 1940 set, etc.

World: A miscellaneous range in a box inc. an Ideal Album (1915-30 issues) sparsely filled, various covers inc. Spainish Civil War (2), France 1812-17 entires (2) with Department h.s. “87 / GENES”, and “78 /GRASSE”, 1853-61 40c. orange on entires (3), Dodecanese Islands 1943 25c.+25c. inverted surcharge used on piece, China silk covered presentation stock books (2) with commemorative issues mint, etc. (1084)

Various Countries: 1935-54 A range of covers with registered and air-mail inc Australia (16), Ceylon (7) with values to 2r., India (9), etc. (155)

West Indies: A K.G.V to Q.E.II range of covers, with registered and airmail comprising Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda (5), Dominica, Jamaica (5), Leeward Islands (2), St. Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago (6) and Turks and Caicos. (150)

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