Postage Stamps and Covers of the World

19 May 2004, starting at 10:30 BST .

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Hong Kong: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection with early issues mainly used in mixed condition inc. optd., later mint inc. 1949 U.P.U., 1954-62 5c. to $10 (2), 1962-73 5c. to $20, commemorative issues, etc., some of the items are unmounted. (041)

India: 1854-1948 A mint and used accumulation in four stockbooks, mixed condition, inc. 1854 ½a. blue (4), 1a. red (3), 1926-33 to 25r. used, 1948 Gandhi set mint, States, etc. (470)

India: 1902-11 2r. carmine and yellow brown, variety wmk. inverted, fine used, (the discovery example). (770)

India: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mainly used collection in mixed condition on stockcards, with values to 1r. and 25r., Gandhi set, official issues, some States, etc. (039)

Ireland: 1922-76 mainly mint collection in an album with Dollard to 10/- and Thom and Harrison to 10/-, later to 1/-, f.d.c's, etc., also some other covers. (006)

Ireland: 1922-74 mint and used collection on stockleaves inc. 1925-28 2/6 to 10/- used, commemorative issues, many are unmounted mint, etc. (130)

Ireland: 1937 2/6 to 10/- unmounted mint, fine. SG £425 (100)

Ireland: 1940-68 1/- light blue, variety watermark inverted, fine mint. (519)

Jamaica: 1938-52 Script sets (4), values to 1/-., 5/- in blocks of four, mainly fine unmounted mint. (298)

Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika: 1932 cover registered to Germany bearing 5c. (2), 15c., and 1/- tied by "KILIMANJARO T.P.O. / UP" c.d.s. with airmail label cancelled, 1934 cover with 20c. (3) similarly cancelled, and 1933 "Cutress" cover with 5c. postage due (2), also Tanganyika 1926 50c. registered stationery cover with 5c. to Germany. (659)

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