Postage Stamps and Covers of the World

21 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.
22 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST

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Italy: A collection of early issues of leaves inc. 1862 10c. unused, 20c. and 40c. used, 80c. unused, 1862 Newspaper issues used, 1863 15c. unused, 1863 set used, 1878 set used, 1879 to 50c. 1889 set used, 1890 overprint set unused, 1901 set used, 1911 set used, officicials, parcel post, postage dues inc. 1863 unused, 1869 10c. unused, etc., SG £10,000‡ (1068)

Italy: A small accumulation, very mixed condition, inc. States, 1875 Official 5L. and 10L. mint, 1901 40c. mint, 1945-48 set mint, 1948 Revolution set mint, etc. (1309)

Italy: A selection of W.W.II covers and cards, varied condition in a small box, inc. censor marks and labels, range of Military cachets, etc. (1406)

Japan: 1871-1950 A selection, mixed condition, inc. early issues with forgeries, 1921 Crown Prince set mint, 1935 New Year 1½s. in sheet of twenty (few marginal tears), 1936 Occupation set mint, etc. (1317)

Japan: 1876-1990 collection in four albums and a stockbook contained in a small carton inc. early issues mainly used, 1921 50th. Anniversary set (less 4s.) used, 1927 U.P.U. set mint, 1936 National Park set mint, 1948 Athletic meeting set and Philatelic week (2) mint, later commemorative and definitive issues and miniature sheets mint and used, booklets, sheetlets, etc. (299)

Japan: 1916 Heir Apparent 10s. blue, fine and fresh unmounted mint. (1316)

Japan: 1945-1975 unmounted mint duplicated stock of commemoratives and definitives contained in a small box all sorted by issue in glassine packets. (323)

Japan: A mint and used collection in mixed condition in four albums with main strength from 1947 inc. commemorative sets and part sets, miniature sheets, sheetlets, definitives, airs, also some other foreign countries, etc. (1102)

Japan: An accumulation in mixed condition in a stockbook, folder, on leaves and in packets contained in a small box inc. commemoratives, definitives, covers and cards, revenues, etc. (324)

Korea: 1895-1903 A small selection, mixed condition, inc. 1900-03 perf. 11 50ch., 1w. (2) and 2w.(2) mint, etc. (1312)

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