Stamps & Covers of the World

16 Jul 2003, starting at 11:00 BST .

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A collection of mainly early issues in mixed condition on leaves contained in a carton with Commonwealth inc. Australian States, Tasmania numeral cancels, Morocco Agencies, St. Lucia Q.V., S.W.A. optd. pairs mint, foreign inc. China, Finland 1866 imperf. 10k. with pen cancel, 1866 roulettes to 1m. used, France, Germany 1872 Eagles to 18k. used, Greece Hermes heads, Hungary 1872 2k. to 25k. used, Japan 1949 Geese 8y. mint, Norway used inc. 1855 4sk., 1856 Oscar 2sk. to 8sk., 1863 2sk., 3sk. used, Sweden 1866 17o. purple used, Turkey, U.S.A., etc.

An old-time collection in an album and loose inc. G.B. 1924 Wembley 1d. (12) and 1½d. (8) mint, 1862-64 small check letters 9d. unused (stuck down), Germany and German States, China with local posts, 1894 Dowager issue to 24c. unused, North Borneo with 1888-92 $2, and 1891-92 6c. on 10c. (Postage & Revenue) unused, Hong Kong 1897 Postal fiscal perf 14 $1 on $2 mint, 1891 Jubilee 2c. used, good Japan with 1875 Birds 12s. to 45s. used, 1876-92 Koban values to 1y. unused, U.S.A., etc., very mixed condition, many are stuck down, also a few covers and loose in packets.

An accumulation, mixed condition in three stockboos, on leaves and loose, contained in a box, inc. France, Germany, Jamaica, Netherlands, Thematics, etc.

An all world collection in five albums contained in a carton with mint inc. France 1927, 1928 and 1929 Sinking Fund sets, Germany with 1929 booklet panes, Netherlands 1924-26 to 60c. and 1926-29 to 60c. ( both less a 10c.), 1928 Olympics, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan 1915 Coronation, 1923 ½s. to 20s., 1927 U.P.U., 1929 Mt. Fuji colour changes, Latvia, Lithuania, Potugal 1924 Camoens set, 1926, 1927 and 1928 Independence sets, 1926 Ceres 2c. to 10e. Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Egypt, Austria, etc.

An all world accumulation of stamps and covers in eight stockbooks and loose contained in three cartons inc. modern f.d.c's with East Africa, G.B., Middle East, Swaziland, Hong Kong, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Rhodesia, Channel Islands presentation packs, mint commemorative sets, G.B. with mint issues to 1970, West Germany mint commemorative sets, etc.

An all world collection in mixed condition in twenty five binders, packets, envelopes and loose contained in four cartons inc. G.B. f.d.c's, Channel Islands, British Commonwealth with African and West Indian territories, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Pacific Islands, , Europe and Colonies, Middle East, commemoratives, definitives, sorted by country or issue in packets, approval books, thematics, covers, etc.

An all world collection in mixed condition in five sparsely filled Ideals and an Imperial contained in a carton inc. G.B. 1840 1d. (2) and (2d.) later issues with values to 5/-, Egypt, India, Germany, France and Colonies, British Commonwealth, commemoratives, definitives, airs, etc.

An all world accumulation in mixed condition in eleven albums, in boxes and loose contained in four cartons inc. G.B. 1840 1d. (poor), later range of definitives and commemoratives, f.d.c's, sterling issues mint, British Commonwealth with stamps on and off paper, sorted in packets, general collections, Europe and Colonies, U.S.A. and South America, etc. (176)

An all world accumulation in mixed condition in eight albums contained in a carton inc. Belgium with commemoratives, definitives, charities, miniature sheets, special cancels, United Nations covers, art thematics, etc.

An accumulation in seven albums, three cover albums, stockbook, leaves and loose, contained in two cartons, inc. Canada 1935 set mint, Great Britain, Greenland 1945 (Feb.) set unmounted mint, Hong Kong 1938-52 $10 bright lilac and blue unmounted mint, Omnibus issues with 1945-46 Victory in blocks of six, virtually complete, etc.

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25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

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