Stamps and Covers of the World

12 Apr 2006, starting at 11:00 BST .

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Russia: A collection of stamps and covers from the 1990's mounted on leaves and showing a good range of rate changes for the period. (64)

Spain: 1763-1842 A collection of pre stamp entires in an album to and from Spain with a good range of postal markings. (326)

Switzerland: 1850-2004 A mint and used collection in four lighthouse albums and a stockbook contained in a carton inc. a range of perf. and imperf. sitting Helvetias, commemorative sets, definitives, 1945 Pax set used, booklet panes, miniature sheets, charities, officials, postage dues, United Nations Geneva issues, etc. (305)

Switzerland: 1850-1996 used collection in a printed album with imperfs. inc. 1850 5r. and 10r., sitting Helvetias with values to 20r., later ranges of sitting and standing Helvetias, commemorative sets, definitives, airs, pro-juventute, etc. (65)

Switzerland: 1913-2004 A mint and used collection in three albums and loose contained in a carton inc. Pro Juventute, Pro Patria, airmail issues, booklets, miniature sheets, postcards, f.d.c's, etc. (305)

Transjordan: 1943-54 A selection of high value definiitve issues inc. 1943 500m. & 1LP. and 1954 500f. & 1 dinar with ten used copies of each. (631)

U S Revenues: Duck Hunting Stamps: 1934-97 A collection of mint Federal Duck Hunting Permit stamps to 1997 (less 1964) with 1934 missing corner and no gum, used selection 1942-75 with some used on documents, also a few State issues, etc. (622)

A mostly mint K.G.VI collection in a special album, inc. Ascension 1938-53 to 10/-, Australia 1937-49 to £1, 1948-50 Arms set, 1946-47 BCOF set, Bahamas 1938-52 to £1, Bahrain 1938-41 to 25r., Bermuda, British Solomon Islands, Canada, Cyprus, Falkland Islands 1938-50 set, 1952 set, Fiji, Gibraltar1938-51 to £1, Great Britain, Hong Kong 198-52 to $10 bright lilac and blue, India and States, Malayan States, Kuwait, Seychelles, virtually complete 1848-49 Silvber Wedding sets, etc.

A Q.V. to K.G.V collection in two New Imperial albums, mixed condition, inc. Antigua 1921-29 to 4/- mint, Australia 1931-36 £1 grey used, Barbados 1892-1903 CA 2/6d. used, 1912-16 MCA to 3/- mint, Bermuda, British Levant, Canada 1897 Jubilee 50c. used, Cyprus, Gibraltar 1912-24 MCA to £1 mint (faults), Hong Kong, Leeward Islands, Malayan States, Malta, St. Helena, Sierra Leone, etc.

1948-49 Silver Wedding sets complete in special album, mainly fine mint.

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