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  • Lot# : 1 New South Wales

    1849/50: Sydney View, 1 d. orange-red on soft thin yellowish paper, Plate 1, an unused block of twenty-three - the complete sheet less the two stamps at lower right, positions 24-25 - Plate Proof showing full sheet margins nearly all round, position 23 just shaved at right, position 18 with closed tear and several pressed creases but of no significance as the impression is of strong vibrant colour and is, without doubt, the largest multiple extant (the other large multiples of this Proof are of six and nine, sold together in the Corinphila "Besançon" Sale I in November 2017, lot 6005) and thus this is a multiple of the foremost importance to both New South Wales and classic philately. A phenomenal Exhibition piece for the connoisseur. Provenance: Collection Hutson.
    Starting bid : 25,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 2 New South Wales

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    1850: 1 d. pale red, plate I on hard bluish paper, position 9, partial doubling of the impression, with good even margins all round and lightly cancelled, minor wrinkle but an unusual stamp. Cert. RPSV (2009) Gi. = £ 475.rnrnProvenance: Collection "V.P Manwood", Siegel, New York, 8 Nov 1995, lot 4024.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3 New South Wales

    1850: 1 d. pale red, plate II on hard toned yellowish paper, a used example with partial double impression, close to good margins and lightly cancelled by "19" numeral obliterator in black, very fine Gi. = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4 New South Wales

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    1850 (Aug.): Sydney View 1 d. dull carmine on greyish paper, Plate II, a used example (Row 3, stamp 5 / position 15) thus showing the "Without Clouds" variety, with huge even margins all round, tied to 1851 local Sydney cover by oval of bars obliterator in black, the cancellation leaving the variety clear. Framed "6 / O CLOCK" marking alongside and reverse with "SYDNEY / ♚ / NEW SOUTH WALES" circular datestamp in black (Feb. 24). Cover #74 in the Palmer census. An exceptional and extremely fine usage, the finest of but two recorded thus - the other, ex Frajola, had the 'No Clouds' variety obliterated by the cancellation. An exhibition item of the highest quality. Signed Holcombe. Cert. BPA (2012).rnProvenance: H.R.Harmer, London, 19 May 1930, lot 122; Harmers, New York, 13 Nov 1980; Christie's, London, 24 April 1990, lot 847; Millenium, Sydney, 7 Nov 2012, lot 80.
    Starting bid : 15,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 5 New South Wales

    1850: 3 d. yellow green, on greyish wove paper, "double impression" with good to large margins and lightly cancelled by Sydney obliterator, very fine. Double impressions are rare on this stamp Gi. = £ 375.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6 New South Wales

    1860: 6 d. rose-red and Prussian blue on coarse yellowish wove paper, partially perforated 13 on three sides only, imperforate between stamp and margin, lightly cancelled "120" Moree. The stamp shows tolerable soiling and usual rough perforation. However, it is the only recorded copy with partial perforation. Unlisted by Gibbons. 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7 New South Wales

    1899: 3 d. rose postal stationery registered envelope used to Fort Dauphin, Madagascar with 1897/99 2½ d. prussian blue tied by "Albury" duplex (Aug 22, 1899) in black with two oval "R" handstamps adjacent. Sydney transit on reverse (Aug 23) with "Registered / Mauritius" transit (Sept 29). A very rare destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 8 South Australia

    1894: Tannenberg Essay for proposed 2½ d. value, with Queens's head in oval and cockatoo at right, stamp size and hand-painted on thick card (32 x 36 mm.) in pencil, black, grey and inscriptions picked out in Chinese white. "Finis Coronat Opus" nom-de-plume of designer (almost certainly M. Tannenberg given the similarity to the accepted designs). Exquisite and unique.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 9 Tasmania

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    1855: 2 d. green, wmk. Star, a fine large margined example overlapped by 4 d. blue, just touched to large margins, used on 1857 entire letter from Hobart to Paris endorsed "Simla, Overland Mail via Marseilles", cancelled in black by '61' numeral obliterator - the maiden voyage of the European & Australia Royal Mail "Simla". Circular GENERAL POST OFFICE / HOBART TOWN / ♚" datestamp (Feb 11). The adhesives also tied by circular "AUSTRALIE V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" datestamp (April 3) in red, charged with handstruck '10' décimes marking in black. Some file folds not detracting from the appearance and could be refolded at left, a rare centire. Cert BPA (2021).rnProvenance: Maurice Jamet, Paris, Dec 1962, lot 933; Collection Jack Blanc.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 10 Tasmania

    1892: £ 1 green & yellow, wmk. TAS, retouched matrices on film showing how Sperati made the forgeries, the Duty Plate exposure is from a £ 1 with a horizontal SPECIMEN overprint. A scarce group that ably demonstrating how these forgeries were produced.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 11 Tasmania

    1892: £ 1 green & yellow, wmk. TAS, two "used" examples created by Jean de Sperati, by photo lithography - taking the entire design and blanking over the Duty Plate, and then photographing the £ 1 Duty Plate and inserting the two together; a the First State £ 1 with "..STOWN / TASMANIA" datestamp (April 11, 1902) in black, unfortunately with damaged perfs. at base; and a Second State of the Forgery with partial "Lau(nceston) / Tasm(ania)" cds (No.. 190..) in black, perf. 13¾, this purchased from Sperati himself in 1956 and showing two white dots removed from the Greek border at lower left and the green in a faded state (not apparently considered good enough to sell). 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 12 Victoria

    1854 (June 2): The Original printed Contract and tender for James Campbell and James Fergusson to print the lithographed 1854/57 issue of Half Lengths, the bond endorsed by both printer's on front and their guarantors (for the sum of £ 1'000) for "printing postage stamps and gumming", the contract with a sample of the (somewhat poor quality) machine made wove paper to be utilised still affixed inside the contract - this signed in ink and again in pencil after gumming. The contract internally signed by James Campbell and James Fergusson and by the guarantors (James McEwan, an Ironmonger and John Connell, Grocer) together with the written original schedule: the production of 4 million 1 d. stamps and 2 million 3 d. stamps. Entirely unique and of extraordinary importance to Victorian philately. Provenance: Collection John Barwis, Spink, London, 23 Oct 2012, lot 787.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 13 Australia

    1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgeries, Type A Sperati Die Proof of the Kangaroo only in black on glazed white card (signed) and ex the Carl Walske collection; and Type B, the British Philatelic Association negative card Proof of Kangaroo (handstamped Sperati Reproduction on reverse). An exceptional duo.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 14 Australia

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    1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgery, Type B with Mouth Closed, "used" and cancelled by barred NSW machine cancellation not found on genuine £2 adhesives, signed "Jean de Sperati" with Ceremuga certificate (2012). An exceptional example.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 15 Australia

    1913: Kangaroo £ 2 black & rose, Sperati Forgery, Type A with the 'Roo's Mouth Open, "used" and cancelled by blurred circular datestamp (signed "Jean de Sperati" in pencil on reverse) with three 1 d. red values from Sperati's stockbook of 'raw material' for creating his forgeries from the genuine watermarked paper. An exceptional and extremely rare assembly.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 16 Australia

    1918/23: 2 d. brown-orange and 4 d. violet tied to registered 1921 cover Gamboma, French Congo by Ballarat cds (Nov 14) in black with registration label at left. Underpaid 1 d. for the registered rate and charged on arrival with imperforate Postage Due 15 c. yellow-green (2, one sheet marginal) paying the minimum fixed charge on an under paid letter and tied by "GAMBOMA / MOYEN CONGO" datestamps (Feb 9, 1922). Reverse with Melbourne transit (Nov 15), Loanda / Angola transit (Jan 21), Matadi (Belgian Congo) cds (Jan 30), Makotimpoko cds (Feb 6) and Gamboma cds (Feb 8). Sensibly opened for exhibit display, a remarkable and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 17 Australia

    1919 (Aug. 6): Adelaide to Minlaton flight by Harry Butler, special postcard depicting the plane in flight, the reverse with facsimile message and picture of Butler, addressed to Kilkenny, Ireland, franked KGV 1½ d. cancelled upon arrival by Minlaton squared circle, numbered "654". Unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 18 Australia

    1931 ca.: Australian National Airways Time Tables for regular Air services as 'Sydney to Melbourne Passenger & Freight Service' and 'Sydney to Brisbane passenger service'. A rare six page leaflets without staples and opened for display, with an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 19 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 19): Streaky Bay - Port Lincoln, First flight cover franked with Airmail 3 d. and King George V  1d. and ½ d. tied by "PORT LINCOLN AU 21" cds on arrival, endorsed: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). A scarce cover, illustrated in Australian Air Mail Catalogue by Nelson Eustis (1984) page 36 Eustis 143.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 20 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 20): Adelaide - Streaky Bay, 1½ d. stationery envelope tied on arrival by "STREAKY BAY 20  AU 29" cds, used on Mollison's first flight with endorsed type-written note: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). Stationery envelope little stained, but a scarce usage, only few known Eustis 143.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 21 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 20): Adelaide - Streaky Bay, first flight cover franked with King George V  1d. and ½ d. tied on arrival by "STREAKY BAY 20  AU 29" cds, signed by J. A. Mollison with type-written note: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). Envelope little stained, but scarce usage, only few known Eustis 143.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 22 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 19): Wallaroo - Port Lincoln, First flight cover, franked with King George V 1d. and ½ d. tied on arrival by "PORT LINCOLN AU 20" cds, endorsed: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). A fine and scarce cover from this leg Eustis 144a.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 23 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 20): Elliston - Streaky Bay, First flight cover franked with King George V marginal 1 d. and ½ d. tied by "STREAKY BAY 20 AU 29" cds. endorsed: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). A scarce cover and one of only two covers known from this leg Eustis 144a.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 24 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Aug. 19): Cowell - Wallaroo, First flight cover franked with Airmail 3 d. and King George V  1½ d.  tied by "ADELAIDE 20 AU 29" machine cancel, endorsed: "I certify that this Cover was carried by me as above" signed by J.A. Mollison (Pilot). A scarce cover and one of only two covers known from this leg Eustis 144c.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 25 Australia

    Eyre Peninsula Airways Ltd. 1929 (Nov. 19): Streaky Bay - Adelaide, Special flight cover addressed to Melbourne, franked with King George V 1 ½ d. and posted after arrival by "ADELAIDE 19 NOV. 29" machine cancel and rectangle 'BY AIR via KYANCUTTA BY FAVOUR OF EYRE PENINSULA AIRWAYS LTD" special cachet in black. Only few covers known Eustis 145.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 26 Great Britain

    Mollison's Record Flight Australia - England 1931 (July 29): Envelope endorsed AIR MAIL, franked with King George V 1½ d. posted after arrival in "London Aug. 8 32" and addressed to the 'The Royal Aero Club' in London, signed by Mollison with additional manuscript note: "Carried  by the / record flight Australia - England July / Aug 31", forwarded to Managing Editor British Aircraft. Envelope with some wear, scarce. One of only two similar covers known.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 27 New Zealand

    Trans-Tasman Flight 1928 (13.Oct.: Envelope endorsed 'Per monoplane "Southern Cross", franked with New Zealand 1d. tied by "Blenheim N.Z. 13.Oc.28" to "Richmond N.S.W. 14.Oc. 28", signed by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, one of 16 covers carried. Eustis 126 = $350.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 28 Ireland

    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June): Typewritten headed lettersheet 'AN ROINN PUIST AGUS TELEGRAFA, BAILE ATHA CLIATH (Departement of Post & Telegraphs, Dublin) dated June 20th (1930): "... I am directed by Minister for Posts and Telegraphs to state that it is not proposed to despatch mails on the occasion of Captain Kinsford-Smith's flight form Ireland to the United States, together with envelope to London (June 11), taxed on arrival with 4d. and signed by Charles Kingsfort Smith, possibly carried by favour of the crew on their positioning flight Croydon - Baldonnel (June 4).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 29 Australia

    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June): Typewritten large part of lettersheet dated Baldonnel Aerodrome, Dublin June 7th (1930) and signed by Charles Kingsford Smith as reply on a collectors request: "I very much regret that I am not allowed to carry Mail matter in the 'Southern Cross'...", together with envelope to London (June 11), taxed 4d.and signed by Evert van Dyk, the KLM co-pilot, possibly carried by favour of the crew on their positioning flight Croydon - Baldonnel (June 4).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 30 Australia

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    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June 24): Airmail envelope endorsed 'UNOFFICIAL MAIL'  and addressed to '2313 Avenue Z, Brookyn NY', with handwritten note: "This envelope was carried acoss the Atlantic ocean from Dublin, Ireland to New York in the 'Southern Cross, June 23...26 1930" signed by Kingsford Smith, Van Dyk, Stannage (Radio Operator) and John Paddy Saul (Navigator). One of only three covers carried. Cert RPSL (1974) Eustis 163a = AU$ 12'500.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 31 Australia

    1931: First Flight cover endorsed 'Via Australian, London Airmail / via Calcutta', dispatched in Allahabad (May 1, 1931) to Waterford, UK and carried by Charles Kingsford Smith together with a complete correspondence telling about how they met Kingsford Smith at the time in India and how 'Smithy' offered to carry letters personally to London. Interesting background information written in a letter from 1971.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 32 Australia

    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June 24): Group of six original photographs including one signed portrait photo of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Associated Press Photo (June 12) showing the crew and titeled 'Ready for Atlantic Flight' as well as four original pressphotos of the 'Independent Newspapers Dublin', further three autographed "City Hall Sta. N.Y. Jun. 27 30" covers together with some newspaper cut-outs of the 'Irish Times' and Dutch newspapers.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 33 Australia

    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June 24): Group of five photocards depicting the crew members and the 'Southern Cross' monoplane of which one signed by J.P. Saul together with US - 'One Silver Dollar' banknote signed by all crew members: Kingsford Smith, Van Dyk, Stannage and J.P. Saul (Navigator).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 34 Australia

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    First Transpacific Flight USA - Australia 1928: Signed original photograph of Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, dedicated: "to C.C. Maidment from 'Smithy' and 'Charles' (1928)". Rare, cert. Robert Eaton, R&R Autograph Auctions, USA.

    Charles Kingsford Smith (known as ‘Smithy’) served as a pilot in the First World War. After the war many record-breaking flights took place around the world, and Smithy wanted to be the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean by plane. At the time many thought a transpacific flight was impossible, as no plane could fly far enough. Smithy formed a partnership with Charles Ulm, who had also served in the war and shared Smithy’s enthusiasm for a transpacific flight.
    Smithy bought a three-engined plane in the United States called a ‘Fokker’ that could fit four people, which he called the Southern Cross. He and Ulm hired two Americans, Harry Lyon and James Warner, to navigate and work the radio on the Southern Cross.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 35 Australia

    Cecil Maidment: Lot of twenty seven unsigned photos taken during the career as Lindbergh's mechanic, showing 'Doc' Maidmant working on various aircrafts with many concerning the 'Southern Cross', including pictures taken with various crew members, from the private photo album of Cecil 'Doc'  Maidment. A rare offer.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 36 Australia

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    Transatlantic Flight Dublin - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland 1930 (June 24): Signed vintage photo of the crew and their plane 'Southern Cross', signed in pen by their respective images C. Kingsford Smith", C.P. Ulm, H.A. Litchfield and J.H.C. McWilliams, photo affixed to a 22 x 17,5cm card, in very good condition with some scattered surface marks. A very rare original photograph, cert. Robert Eaton, R&R Autograph Auctions, USA.

    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 37 Australia

    Charles Kingsford Smith 1900/ 30: The fine collection with autographs, signed documents, air covers, all concerning the famous flight pioneer, incl. very early mail to Charles Kingsford Smith's Maternal Grandfather Richard ( Nov. 13,1900), rare and signed Menue card of dinner held on October 24, in Sydney 1930, Smithy's Driving Licence of State of Californi dated April 24, 1928, Hubert Wilkins signed souvenir cover, seven australian flight covers signed by Kingsford Smith, typed letter signed (Aug. 26, 1935) concerning the preparing of Lockheed 'Lady Southern Cross' record flight 'England - Australia' on which he got lost (November 8,1935).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 38 Australia

    Attempted Transatlantic Flight by Charles Ulm in his Avro X VH-UXX 'Faith in Australia' 1933 (July 28 / Oct. 12): Cover prepared on the occasion of a reception of Charles Ulm and his crew with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, bearing golden City seal signed by Alfred Byrne (Lord Mayor) with additional signature of Capt. C.T.P. Ulm on upper left corner of envelope and "Per 'Faith of Australia' / Australia - England / 6 days 17 hrs 56 min. / Oct. 33" written and signed upon arrival of the record flight back to Derby, Australia, thus breaking Kingsford-Smith's record.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 39 Australia

    1933 (June 22): Special printed envelope 'Faith in Australia Flights' carried by Charles Ulm prepared for the attempted around the world flight in his Avro 10 VH-UXX 'Faith in Australia', dispatched at "Derby Australia  22 Jun. 33" addressed to Capt. J.P.'Paddy' Saul in Dublin bearing adhesives of Australia 2d. Persia 2ch. and Ireland 2d, with added customs handstamp of Rangoon, Calcutta, Karachi and "Jask Branch 1 Jul.1933, all in violett, subsequently carried again on the record flight England - Australia, signed by Charles Ulm upon arrival: "Australia - England /June 1933 / England - Australia / Oct. 33 (Record) / 6 days 17 hrs 56 min. / Oct. 33", thus breaking Kingsford-Smith's record.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 40 Australia

    1933 (June 22) -  1934 (April 14): Special printed envelope 'Faith in Australia Flights' carried by Charles Ulm prepared for the attempted around the world flight in his Avro 10 VH-UXX 'Faith in Australia, dispatched at "Derby Australia  22 Jun.33" bearing adhesives of Australia, Persia and New Zealand, with added customs handstamp of Rangoon, Calcutta, Karachi and "Jask Branch 1 Jul.1933, all in violett, subsequently carried again on the record flight back to Australia, further additionaly dispatch to 'First Official Air Mail to New Zealand' (April 34) and back to Australia, backstamped "New Plymouth NZ 4.12.33" in Auckland (12.4.34), Sydney (17.4.34) on reverse, inscribed and signed on front by Charles Ulm upon each arrival. A scarce item.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 41 Australia

    Attempted Transatlantic Flight by Charles Ulm in his Avro X VH-UXX 'Faith in Australia' 1933 (July 27 - Oct.12): Envelope addressed to New York franked with three Australian adhesives, after disaster at Portmarnock's Velvet Strand (July 27.33), carried back (Oct. 12.33) on Ulm's record flight to Australia with inscription 'Per Faith of Australia / England - Australia' signed by Charles Ulm on lower left upon arrival and dispatched at "Sydney NSW 6 Nov. 33" to New York with arrival mark on reverse (Dec. 7, 33). Fine and scarce, one of only two items known.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 42 Australia

    Attempted Transatlantic Flight by Charles Ulm in his Avro X VH-UXX 'Faith in Australia' 1933 (July 27 - Oct.12): Lot two printed special envelopes with diff. topics in blue and red, 'Daily Mirror' frontpage: "PLANE CAUSES STAMPEDE - 4 Pinned Under Wing of Ulm's Machine" of the Portmarnock's Velvet Strand  disaster (July 27. 33), further two original photographs with one of the 'Tide washed over the aircraft, 'Certificate of Safety' for Charles Ulm's aircraft issued at Mascot (Aug. 28,1938) as well as three commemorative flight covers: "40th Anniversary of First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight" (June 15,1959), each signed by James Fitzmaurice and Paddy J.P. Saul.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 43 Australia

    1935/70: Mrs. Jean Batten - 'The Garbo of the Skies', the only woman to have flown from England to Australia and back to England with a Gypsy aeroplane - Original photograph of the unique meeting taken at the De Havilland Aerodrome at Hartfield, dated May 3 1935 with 'Three Air Record Holders': H.L. Brook, James Melrose and Miss Jean Batten together with D.A. Adkins of the De Havilland Co., further 1938 (Feb. 8) Souvenir Program of Mrs. Batten's reception in Birmingham as well as signed card (1970) and two envelopes.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 44 Collections/lots worldwide

    1963: Red Cross Centenary, collection in Italian album with preprinted pages containing much material never hinged and FDCs, including some imperforated issues, Commonwealth omnibus issues partly contained.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 45 Australia

    1890/1955: Varied accumulation of Australia beginning with Australian States, containing over 180 covers and postcards, with a multitude of items originating in villages, postcards depicting rural life, Censor covers, Airmail and other items. One registered letter from Latham still contains a Bird of Paradise feather. Close inspection will be rewarding.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 46 Australia

    1901/41: Collection of about 90 covers Australia with some Australian states, all addressed to Switzerland, including stationery, picture postcards, censor covers and quite a lot of earlier airmail, mostly commercial items in mostly good condition.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 47 Australia

    Gallipoli Campaign 1915/16: The collection with 1915 card with "A.I.F. / Passed by Censor No. / R. Waugh, Capt." in red and "FPO / T.10" from Australian Hospital on Lemnos, "ARMY POST OFFICE / SZ 5" skeleton cds covers, cover dated 4 Aug 1915 from FPO / 29 (day before landing), covers/ cards from "AUST & NZ ARMY CORPS / HEADQUARTERS / FIELD P.O." cover/cards (4) with one made from Army form, "1ST. AUST. DIV. FIELD P.O." cds on cards (4) and incoming cover from Melbourne, covers (2) with "APO / SZ 6" each from Mudros to Collingwood or Scotland and each with contents, 1915 covers (3) with "2 AUST LH BDE FIELD P.O." cds, card and cover with "3rd LIGHT HORSE / AIF / FPO" cds, card with "4th LH BDE / FIELD P.O." (in violet), "AUST. DIV. FIELD P.O." and BAPO / Z cds on cardboard (2), one from ration box from J.L. McKinlay M.M., "1st AUST. INF. BDE. FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (4) and "2nd AUST. INF. BDE. FIELD P.O." cds's on cards (7), "3rd AUST. FIELD BDE. FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (6), "4th AUST. INF. / BGDE / FIELD P.O." on covers/cards (3), and items from 5th., 6th., and 7th. Brigades, 1st. Divisional Train usages (2), Troops in Egypt usages incl. "B Details / On Active Service / Zeitoun" in violet; New Zealand FPO usages, real photos of Mudros Camp, NZ Force cover with Australia sideface 1 d. red tied "Hobart / Tasmania" in red, cover from Malta with rare circular "ON ACTIVE SERVICE / MEDTN." in violet, 1915 Canadian Hospital on Lemnos covers/cards; cover from Mudros ex 10th Irish Division with "FPO / 30" cds, card/covers (5) with "FPO / G.Z." cds, covers/cards from Imbros with "APO / S.Z.3" datestamps (5), Official cover from Maj. Gen. H.S. Horne to London, 1918 cover from Royal Naval Air Service at Island of Tenedos with Censor handstamp, HM NZ Hospital Ship Marama handstamp in red on Censored card (2), Indian Hospital Ship "Glengorm Castle" cover with violet cachets, Hospital Ship "Navasa" card with cachet, Hospital Ship "Devanha" card with violet cachet and "APO / SZ2" cds, Hospital Ship "Asturias" with red Censor cachet, Hospital Ship "Letitia" with violet cachet and BAPO / Z cds, Hospital Ship "Salta" card with violet cachet, Hospital Ship "Goorkha" with violet cachet, "BAPO / Y" cds on GB 1 d. on card ex Hospital Ship "S.S. Aragon", 1914 NZ Expeditionary Force 1st sailing cachet in violet (Oct 22, 1914) when at Hobart, another three items mailed a week later ex Albany, mailings home from Ceylon (4), group of further NZ Troopship cards/covers, Naval items with "FPO / D.N.L." cover to Harrods; "FPO / N.L.1." ex Helles to UK, cover ex "Simla" on way to Gallipoli to Maj. Gen. Sandbach, card with GB ½ d. with "Posted by Wounded / The Clearing Hospital / Eastleigh" in red, redirected cover with "NO TRACE / AT / MUDROS E" and "NOT MUDROS W", Convalescent Hospitals in Egypt, further covers from the Indian contingent with IEF frankings, Australian S.S. Warilda cover with AIF / PASSED CENSOR 69 in violet, card from S.S. Orvieto with Censor in violet, British Army covers/cards with APO's (9 different) and FPO'S: 29-D54 (30 different),  D.Y. (incl. three franked Parcel Post labels), E.Y, H.Y., 1.L.L. (three examples, in use for one month only), 2.L.L., 4.L., M.H.3, N.L.I., S.E.Y., S.W.Y.2, T.10, Telegram form (26) on white or pink paper, during retreat with "Army Telegraphs H0 / YA" datestamp and oval "First Aust. Div. / DHQ / AIF" cachets at base, with album of French Military and Naval forces at Gallipoli with card handstamped "Hopital Chirurgical Flottamt / Du C.E.O." and "Tresor et Postes / 194" cds (Oct 15), French Hospital Ship "Duguay-Trouin" cover, card from Battleship "Charlemagne" at Port Said, concessionary card with Flags handstamped "Cuirasse HENRI IV" and "Tresor et Postes / 198" cds (April 25), cover with "Croisseur Cuirassé / Latouche-Tréville" and anchor cachet in violet, cards/covers from the "Gaulois" (2), "Jeanne D'Arc" and "Suffren", covers from the French Airforce based on Tenedos, French Army with Tresor et Postes numbers 194, 198, 409, 505; autographs of General Sir Ian Hamilton, Official cover handstamped "Kitchener" in violet, together with Pte. Harold H. Hudson's shoulder, cap and collar badges of the 7th Battalion Australian Infantry and his medal ribbon (aged 16 he came ashore from the "Galeka" surviving the slaughter at Fisherman's Hut, later taking part in the charge at Krithia Spur and was invalided home in June 1915 - the rowing boat he landed in is housed in the Australian War Museum); the whole together with vast amounts of photographs or photographic copies, postcards, press-cuttings and the collector's notes and a great deal of relevant literature including the "Gallipolian" magazine volumes 1-50. A wonderful lot in two boxes. Ex collection Keith Tranmer.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 48 New Guinea

    1935: Die Proof for the £ 5 value printed in violet by John Ash of Melbourne (66 x 56 mm.) with reversed '158' and manuscript "13 JG 20/2/31" in ink below and endorsed above in pencil "£2", formerly affixed to somewhat damaged card (80 x 116 mm.). Reverse with "13 FM 21/2/35" and "VIOLET 119" - the ink number. Ash returned four Proofs to the Postmaster General on 2 April with the comment "The mount of the stamps was damaged when received here, evidently in the post, and we have repaired it as far as possible" (see article enclosed with the lot). A splendid and rare Colour Proof of which just four examples (each struck in different colours) can exist. Provenance: DF, Geneva, 17 Nov 2010, lot 60121.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 49 British Guyana

    1866/71: 6 c. milky blue, perf. 10, left hand marginal example, used on printed matter entire to Marlborough, Wiltshire, neatly tied by "A03" barred numeral, endorsed "Book Post" at top with printed contents containing meteorological data from the Georgetown Observatory for March 1867, some patina, a very scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 50 British Guyana

    1862/1931: Small group with September 1862 2 c. black on yellow used with signature in pale red ink and cancelled "A03" in black, 1876/79 96 c. bistre unused and fine used with Georgetown cds (Jan 5, 1877) in black, 1879 1 c. slate, wmk. CC, a used example with compound perf., 1888 $ 2 green unused, 1890 1 c. on $ 2 green unused with "Double Overprint" variety, 1899 "Two Cents" the used set of four with varieties, 1905 $ 2.40 c. green & violet unused and used etc., together with Orange Free State 1905 4 d. IOSTAGE error unused and South West Africa 1931 10 s. and 20 s. in used pairs. A highly catalogued group (16 items) Gi = £ 2'500+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 51 British Honduras

    1885/1946: Range on cards with 1882/85 6 d. yellow unused, 1888 2 c. on 2 d. rose unused and used, 3 c. on 3 d. chestnut unused, 1899 $ 1, $ 2 and $ 5 unused and $ 2 used, $ 2 and $ 5 optd. SPECIMEN, 1899 BEVENUE variety on 5 c. ultramarine used, Edward VII 1907 $ 2 and $ 5 unused and used, 1913 $ 5 unused and used, and a range of SPECIMEN overprints, War Stamp SPECIMEN set, 1924 $ 5 purple & black on red unused and used, 1932 Belize Relief SPECIMEN set, 1946 Victory SPECIMEN set, a few 'Aikman' bisects on piece etc. Some useful material Gi = £ 4'000+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 52 British Honduras

    1913/21: Definitive set of ten values to $ 5 purple & black on red and 1915/16 set of three values unused, all overprinted SPECIMEN in black (red on $ 1 value), part og. Scarce Gi = £ 540.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 53 British Honduras

    1922/33: Definitive set of thirteen values unused, perforated or overprinted SPECIMEN in black, fair to fine, part og. Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 54 Brit. Post Turkey

    Crimean War 1855: Great Britain 2 d. blue, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16, three examples (lettered CJ, DJ-DK) used on 1855 cover to Salisbury, endorsed "From the Black Sea Fleet" and "Via Marseilles", tied by "O*O" obliterators in black. Reverse with POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" cds (Nov 15) in red and London (Nov 27) and Salisbury cds's. An attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 55 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Beirut Provisional 1906 (July 2): Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine on ordinary paper, overprinted LEVANT and further surcharged "1 Piastre" locally by the American Press, an unused example of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A very rare stamp unused with just 600 stamps surcharged. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 56 Brit. Post Turkey

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    Beirut Provisional 1906 (July 2): Great Britain 2 d. grey-green & carmine on ordinary paper, overprinted LEVANT and further surcharged "1 Piastre" locally by the American Press, a used example tied to small piece by "Beyrout / British Post Office" code C cds in black (July 2, 1906). A fine example of a scarce stamp with just 600 stamps surcharged. Signed Proschold. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 57 Brit. Post Turkey

    Brtitish Levant 1854/1913: The collection with 1854/55 group of three 1 d. reds used in the Crimea, GB 10 d. red brown vertical pair cancelled "F87" of Smyrna in black, 1885/88 12 pi. on 2 s. 6 d. lilac unused and used, 1893 40 pa. on Jubilee ½ d. vermilion with "Overprint Inverted" variety used (certs. RPSL,1906 (signed E. Denny Bacon) and BPA 2001) and three 'normals' each on small piece, Beyrout Provisional 2 d. grey-green & carmine used on small piece cancelled by oval "Registered / Beyrout" datestamp (genuine but with repaired tear at lower right), 1909/10 group of nine values overprinted by hooded SPECIMEN, 1911/12 1 pi. on 2½ d. blue (shades) unused (7) with differing perfs., 1921 Seahorse unused set of three with 10 s. showing "Surcharge Double, One Albino" variety (cert. BPA) and "MEF" George VI 5 s. red and 10 s. ultramarine optd. SPECIMEN etc. Condition varies but many scarce noted (34 items).rnrnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 58 Brit. Post Turkey

    1892/1922: Collection British Offices consisting of forty entires, of which twenty-six are used, including several forerunners containing letter to a Madame Siemens, sent by the Ottoman Railway Company and a Postcard to Manchester with a tied Hotel labels serving dependent on the clientele as "Royal Hotel" or "Berliner Hof". Other Destinations include the United States with a fine postage due and France. Lovely lot. 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 59 Brit. Columbia andVancouver Island

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    1865: 10. c. blue, imperf. wmk. CC, fine used example with margins all round, cancelled by large part of Victoria oval handstamp in blue. A choice example of a very rare stamp. Cert. BPA 2003 Ex Corinphila May 2004 Lot 3188.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 60 Canada

    1813 (June 4): Framed crown oval handstamp 'Ship Letter QUEBEC' and 'Ship Letter DEAL' (Kent, UK), both in black, on entire lettersheet to London with manuscript 'No: 2 / Rev. W. Baldwyn June 4 1813' on reverse. Fine and scarce usage RL HS73.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 61 Newfoundland

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    1857 (Jan. 1): 6½ d. scarlet-vermilion, thick machine paper with mesh, no wmk., imperforate, a used example with good to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by barred obliterator in black. A very fine example of an exceedingly rare stamp. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 4'750.
    Starting bid : 1,750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 62 Newfoundland

    1930 (Jun. 24) Flight by "Southern Cross", Harbour Grace to New York - Roessler cover with Newfoundland 4c tied by 'Harbour Grace Jun. 26' circular datestamp, purple handstamped flight cachet, receiving backstamp, signed by Kingsford Smith, only seven covers known. Very fine Eustis 163b = AU$ 2'500, AAMC 1111b = $500.00
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 63 Newfoundland

    1930 (Jun. 24) Flight by "Southern Cross", Harbour Grace to New York - Roessler cover with Newfoundland 4c tied by 'Harbour Grace Jun. 26' circular datestamp, purple handstamped flight cachet, receiving backstamp, only seven covers known. Very fine AAMC 1111b = $500.00
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 64 Newfoundland

    1933: Balbo Transatlantic Mass Formation Flight, '$ 4.50' on 75 c. yellow-brown, tied on cover to Herne Bay, Kent by "ST. JOHN'S - 26 JUL 33 NEWF'D" cds with "CROCIERA AEREA DEL DECENNALE - ITALIA - NORD AMERICA" cachet alongside. Reverse with "SHOAL HARBOUR" (July 27) and "LIDO DI ROMA" (Aug. 12) transit cds's as well as "HERNE BAY" (Aug. 15) arrival cds. 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 65 Nova Scotia

    1794 (June 8): Seaman's letter from "Halifax" addressed to 'West Bridge Greenock' (Scotland) taxed with 1 Shilling and 5 Pence and sent by British Naval Mail bearing semi-circular 'PLYMOUTH' handstamp on front and London 'Bishop Mark July 18' on reverse with full text transcription: "..... to inform you of Being on board of his majesty's ship the Terpischore friggat for Capt. Target proved very bad to us when we came to the West Indies...." Four page lettersheet with some dust wear and paper loss at right, without any loss of text. Scarce ^Trans-Atlantic letter of an ordinary seeman with interesting content, concerning unpaid wages "...I will receive it, when the ship is paid off". The 'Terpischore' formed three years later part of Nelson's fleet in the action of Santa Cruz Teneriffe in which the Admiral lost his arm.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 66 Nova Scotia

    1799 (March 12): Entire letter (eight pages) written at Edinburgh to Charlottetown (Canada) routed via "Custom House Halifax", carried by private vessel HUNTER with HALIFAX / SHIP LRE' in black on front and boxed 'HALIFAX /Apr.26 (?) 1799' on reverse, rated 3 ½ d. collect at Halifax with  2 ½ d. ship letter fee. Fine early transatlantic letter to Canada with scarce Halifax Ship Letter marking (only few known) MacDonald #8 and #235.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 67 Nova Scotia

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    1851/57: 3 d. bright blue on bluish, an unused vertical pair, large even margins all round and of vivid fresh colour, most attractive appearance, part og. Scarce and very fine. Cert. BPA (2022) Gi = £ 2'200+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 68 Canada

    1868/1953: Collection in an album with some better values mainly used, the earlier values all with clear centric cancellations, in addition some revenues as well as unused mint official issues 1950/63 up to 1 $ purple.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 69 Canada

    1851/1953: Collection with a good 1859 set with shades, "Dominion" issues with thirty six large heads, registration stamp 8 c. dull blue fine used, 1932 definitive set on FDC, First Flights and others, mostly good to very fine used.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 70 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 1 d. blue, 2 d. yellowish green with just touched to large margins and a magnificent 6 d. purple-brown, used on 1860 cover to Fécamp, France endorsed "voie de Suez", all tied by barred obliterators in black. Reverse with GALLE / STEAMER LETTER despatch in red (Sept 17), and obverse with circular "POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ / MARSEILLE" entry marking in red (Oct 14) and taxed weith '9' décime charge marking in black. An unusual cover, apparently franked for full 9 d. pre-payment to England, the rate to France at this date was a 1 d. less. An attractive three colour franking. Certs. A. Brun (1944), Peter Holcombe (1987), BPA (2021).rnProvenance: Collection Jack Blanc.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 71 Ceylon

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    1857/59: 9 d. purple-brown, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1859 cover to Exeter endorsed "via Marseilles", in combination with 1 d. blue on blued paper in a horizontal strip of three, margins large to touched applied on reverse and all cancelled by barred obliterator in black. "COLOMBO / POST PAID" in red (June 25) despatch cds in red and double arc Exeter arrival alongside (Aug. 1). Readdressed three weeks later to St. Helens, Lancashire with Exeter cds (Aug. 18), Liverpool cds tying the strip in blue (Aug. 20) and St. Helens arrival of the same day. The front and back of the envelope separared and rejoined, torn and reinforced internally and the 1 d. strip lifted and replaced. Nevertheless a most unusual and very rare franking with a superb 9 d. adhesive on letter. Cert. BPA (2022).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 72 Ceylon

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    1863/66: 1 d. deep blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½, a horizontal strip of five used on reverse of 1866 cover to Bombay, tied by barred obliterators in black. "GALLE / PAID" cds's of despatch (Jan. 1) on obverse in red. The strip with minor imperfections, closed envelope tear at left and top flap missing but an attractive cover. Cert. BPA (2022).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 73 Ceylon

    1855/1984: Fine collection beginning with a range of 1855 imperforate, including sound copies 10 d. orange (Gi 9), 1 s. (Gi 10) and 1/2 d. (Gi 17). Later with various perforated recess printed issues, all used, ranging from good to very fine. The modern issues are mainly very fine with full o.g. A good collection with some substance.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 74 Ceylon

    1891/1965: Group of over 70 commercial items, including war time Censors and a good proportion of airmail items. Among the many exciting pieces there are two standout items: a Boer War prisoner postcard from "Ragama Camp" to the Gold Coast, with the usual censor and route markings including London. As a destination for Boer War POW mail this is difficult to improve upon with the condition exceptional. The second is a delightful menu card from the SS KAMO MARU of the NYK line under the command of S .Shiratori, which shows both the company's routes and a fine depiction of the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 75 Cook Islands

    1892/1978: Used an unused collection, beginning with an 1892 used and unused set, later with 1931 overprints RAROTONGA to 10s maroon. In the beginning slightly mixed condition later fine. In addition two small collections Gilbert and Ellice Islands and Pitcairn.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 76 Dominica

    1802 (May 12/30): Entire letter from Santo Domingo marked 'a coppy' and addressed to Israel Thorndyke Esq. in Beverley (Massachusetts) sent via "New York JUN.19" oval handstamp in red, taxed '30' in red ink. Fine and rare letter with interesting content about higher duties on Mahogany.rnNote: Israel Thorndike (1755-1832) was born in Beverly and was a strong supporter of American independence. He served as Captain of the armed ship 'Resource' during the revolution. After the war, Israel entered a business partnership with his brother-in-law, Moses Brown. Brown & Thorndike conducted lucrative commercial trade in the East and the Caribbean. Israel Thorndike continued on to hold public office and engage in significant philanthropy. Most notably, in 1818, he purchased a large American history collection from a Professor Ebeling of Hamburg as a gift for the Harvard library.The collection was purchased for $6,500. Israel Thorndike moved to Boston in 1810 and died there in 1832, leaving a significant fortune.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 77 Egypt Kingdom

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    1885: Essay by De La Rue for proposed General Revenue 20 piastre value (this value not utilised in the issued set of six of February 1887), stamp size on tracing paper with perforations in pencil and outstanding star and pyramid design in green with value tablets and legends picked out in Chinese white. An outstanding Essay dated in pencil manuscript at top "Dec 18, 85" and '10' in red at lower right. A splendid testament to the De La Rue artist, unique. Cert. Gregory Todd AIEP (2022)

    Provenance: De la Rue archives. Collection 'John Gilbert', Robson Lowe, Basel March 11,1977 ex lot 2586

    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 78 Egypt Kingdom

    1867/1958: Collection in two volumes displaying a good range of stamps and entires with some better Airmail included. There is a fine range throughout with a beautiful Hotel HELOUAN cover with a very fine 1925 'Geographers Conference' set and many other attractive entires.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 79 Egypt Kingdom

    1841/42: Correspondence of entire letters (28), some with enclosures, all addressed from Atfe to Sonnino in Alexandria, all with headed "Col Rais..." endorsements at top, with named Postal Couriers (see Biolato handbook on "Posta Europea" for more information on these manuscript endorsements which were the precursor of the Posta Europea service); some with "Con Courriere...", some with "Con Cavalli.." (horse) endorsements, some disinfected by fumigation. A scarce and most unusual group.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 80 Egypt Kingdom

    1900/1935: Accumulation of over 150 picture postcards, many commercially used, including a significant proportion of  topographical cards, as well as depicting people and classic scenes. Cards relating to the Suez Canal are also present as are early lithographical prints. A most interesting lot of this popular area. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 81 Fiji

    1889: 6 d. rose, overprint VR, on laid paper, single example on letter from "LEVUKA JA 25 1879" addressed to "TONGA", stamp with some damage and letter trimmed at top. Very unusual inter-island mail.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 82 Fiji

    1889: 4 d. on 2 d. pale mauve, overprint type A, two examples on letter from "LEVUKA JA 15 1889" to NEW YORK via SAN FRANCISCO with 5c Postage due "US CHARGE to COLLECT", stamps slightly stained and letter roughly opened with slight repair in top left corner. Rare item.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 83 Gambia

    1866 (Oct. 12): Letter originating from Scareis to Marseille endorsed "par le voie anglaise" and with SIERRA LEONE double arc cds (Oct 13) in black on reverse. London transit cds (Nov 10) where satruck with "GB / 2F." accountancy marking in black, charged '10' décimes due upon arrival. Scarce and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 84 Gibraltar

    1881: ½ d. pale green tied to printed matter cover by faint Gibraltar duplex "A26", dated MY 31 81 forwarded via France to Constantinople. Slight wear to envelope but unusual.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 85 Gilbert and Ellice Islands

    1919/1990c.: Collection (or the genesis thereof) with covers/cards (360+) with 1911 set of four on pieces from Butaritari, 1911 similar cover with set of four and another from Tarawa, 1918/19 three colour franking covers cancelled by violet "Funafuti" or Ocean Is. datestamps, 1920 Ocean Island registered cover, 1920 NZ uage in Fanning Island cover, 1931 Fanning Island to Norfolk Island cover, 1932 reg'd cover to USA at 6½ d. rate ex Ocean Is., 1935 cover with pair of ½ d. green and 5 d. purple & green used from Funafuti to USA via Fiji, 1938 cover with three ½ d. green tied "Butaritari" cds's, 1939 ½ d. pair on cover cancelled Nikumazozo in manuscript, 1944 US and Australian Forces usages, Censored covers, Ocean Island "Centurion" Crash cover, 1940/60's usages from Abaiang, Abemama, Arorae, Bairiki, Beru, Betio, Bikenibeu, Butaritari, Canton Island, Christmas Island, Fanning Island, Gardner Island, Hull Island, Kuria, Maina, Little Makin, Marakei, Nanumaga, Nanumea, Nonouti, Nukefetau, Ocean Island, Sydney Island, Tabiteuea, Tamana, Tarawa, Vaitupu, Washington Island; 1948 Postage Due usage, fine range of postcards etc. A seldom seen group.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 86 Hongkong

    1909/14: Covers to Switzerland (2), with 1909 cover endorsed "via Siberia" franked by 1904 2 c. dull green and 4 c. carmine pair tied by "Victoria" cds's with "Shanghai / BPO" cds on reverse. Via London and readdressed with bilingual green label "Adresse Insuffiante"; and 1914 registered 10 c. purple postal stationery envelope up-rated with 4 c. carmine and 6 c. orange used to Chaux-de-Fonds with original enclosure of used stamps from China, Canal Zone, Hawaii and Nicaragua.
    Starting bid : 140.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 87 Hongkong

    1862/2004c.: Unused collection in four albums, with 1862 8 c. buff, 18 c. lilac, regummed 96 c. brownish grey of very fine appearance, 1863/71 6 c. lilac, 8 c. bright orange (cert.), 24 c. green (cert.), 48 c. rose-carmine (cert.), regummed 96 c. brownish grey, 1876/80 overprints incl. 5 c. on 8 c. bright orange (cert.), 5 c. on 18 c. lilac (cert.), 10 c. on 12 c. blue (cert.), 10 c. on 24 c. green (cert.), 16 c. on 18 c. lilac (cert.), 28 c. on 30 c. mauve (cert.), 1877 16 c. yellow (cert.), 1879 3 c. on 16 c. yellow and 5 c. on 18 c. lilac postal stationery cards unused, 1882/96 10 c. deep blue-green (cert.), 1885 set of three surcharged, 1891 surcarges with complete set, 1891 2 c. Jubilee, 1898 Noronha 10 c. on 30 c. grey-green (cert.), 1903 set to $ 10, 1904 set to $ 10 complete, 1907 set of eight, 1912/21 with $ 5 green & red on blue green (cert.) and $ 10 purple & black on red, 1921/37 set of eighteen to $ 5, 1938/52 with values to $ 10, 1941 Centenary set, 1948 RSW, thereafter complete incl. miniature sheets, year packs etc. Generally fine to very fine, a valuable collection with many rare and seldom seen stamps, many with BPA certificates STC Michel = € 80'000.
    Starting bid : 12,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 88 Hongkong

    1898/1965: Accumulation of approximately 75 letters and postcards from Hong Kong, including an early card to YOKOHAMA dated May 1898. There are many different postmarks, some letters have interesting route markings incl. "By air to London only". Almost all items are commercial, three items from Macau from the 1960's are also included.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 89 India

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    1854/55: India 1 a. red, Die I, nine single examples, overlapping to avoid the address, used on 1855 entire letter from Pondichery to Bordeaux endorsed "Steamer via Suez", prepaid 1 a. internal and 8 a. to Alexandria, all tied by dotted lozenge in black. Reverse with framed PONDICHERY datestamp of despatch (Feb 10) with crescent INDIA PAID in red on obverse. Madras transit (Feb 12) in red, with French entry marking overstruck by '10' décimes due marking in black, for a letter under 7½ grams. A magnificent and important cover that opens well for Exhibit display. Cert. BPA (2022).rnProvenance: Collection Ettore Pedrazzo, Corinphila sale 145, 5-8 April 2006, lot 1964; Collection Jack Blanc.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 90 India

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    Aden 1855: India 4 a. black on blue glazed paper, used on visiting card size envelope from Aden to Bombay tied by fine "124" numeral obliterator in black. Circular "ADEN / B.P.P. / PAID" handstamp in red at left and reverse with "Aden Str. Point / Paid" cds in red (Sept. 2). A rare and most attractive usage. Cert. BPA (2006).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 91 India

    1865: 1 a. deep brown and 2 a. orange, used on 1880 entire letter from Calcutta to Port Louis, Mauritius endorsed "via Bombay & Aden" tied by Calcutta duplex (March 10) in black with further despatch cds below in red; paying the above ½ and below 1 ounce rate. Reverse witrh "Sea Post Office / D" cds and carried on P&O steamer "Sumatra" to Aden and French steamer "Alphee" to Mauritius with arrival (April 3). Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 92 India

    1865: India 8 p. purple and 2 a. orange (3) used on 1869 cover from Bombay to Mauritius endorsed "via Aden" all tied by "Bombay / India Paid / 1" duplexes (Aug 10) in black and by firm's chop in red, paying the 6 a. 8 p. rate for an under ½ ounce letter. Carried on the P&O steamer "Salsette" to Aden and the French steamer "Ermine" to Réunion and Mauritius. Reverse with Aden double arc cds in red (Aug 19) and arrival cds (Sept 7), charged with "1d. / TO PAY" handstamp in blue. Slight bend on adhesives but a charming and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 93 India

    1865: India 2 a. orange (2) used with 1867 6 a. 8 p. slate on 1870 entire letter from Calcutta to Mauritius endorsed "via Bombay & Aden" tied by "B/1" obliterators in blue, paying the 10 a. 8 p. rate for an under 1 ounce letter. Carried on the P&O steamer "Mooltan" to Aden and the French steamer "Mozambique" to Réunion and Mauritius. Reverse with Aden double arc cds in blue and arrival cds (March 19) in blue, charged with "1d. / TO PAY" handstamp in blue. A fine and attractive franking.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 94 India

    1865: India 4 a. green, a single example used on 1866 cover front and part back to Mauritius endorsed "Via Aden, Stamped", tied by "Bombay / India Paid / 1" duplex (March 29) in black. Carried on the "Golconda" to Aden and the "Sultan" to Mahé and Mauritius. The cover was underpaid 5 d. for the Sept 1865 8 annas rate (note '10' in manuscript) and taxed at double the deficiency on receipt with scarce "1/4d. / TO PAY" handstamp in blue for 10 d. + 6 d. inward charge. Mauritius cds (April 24) on reverse. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 95 India

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    1883: 3a orange, horizontal pair, neatly cancelled by two strikes of the "BRITISH-ARMY-POST-OFFICE EGYPT code A, dated MY 7 85, applied after the fall of KHARTOUM by Forces attached to the General Gordon relief expedition. Minor imperfections on right hand stamp. Very rare and unusual on Indian adhesives. Certificate Todd AIEP.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 96 India

    1854: Small collection on one sheet made up of six examples ½ a. blue, 1 a. red (6), 2 a. green (2), and 4 a. red and blue cut to shape, with a March 1858 entire letter from Madras to Mayaveram franked 1 a. red and 2 a. green. There are a number of different postmarks, the quality of the stamps is somewhat mixed.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 97 India

    1933/43: A lot of truly commercial incoming mail, all covers addressed to (Swiss firm) Volkart Brothers CALCUTTA, including many censored WW2 items, airmail - 1 Burma,  2 China, 3 Ceylon, 2 France (one of which with 10 Fr. '100th Crossing of the South Atlantic'), 1 Gold Coast, 7 Indochina, 1 Italian East Africa, 1 Japan, 1 Madagascar, 6 Mozambique, 1 Nepal, 1 Nicaragua, 1 Portugal, 1 Portugese India, 1 Thailand, 1 Uganda. A very desirable archive.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 98 Ionian Islands

    1824/1854: Collection of seven prephilatelic letters with, amongst others, an 1848 letter crowned double circle "PAID AT CORFU" and manuscript 3 d. on letter to Patras with a double circle CORFU 22 Jul., further an 1824 letter from Naples via Otranto to Corfu endorsed 8 d. charge and bearing a blue double circle ISOLE IONIE with correspondence in English. Interesting collection.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 99 Iraq

    1932 (April 1): Official surcharged in 'Fils', the set of sixteen values used, with two top values ½ d on 10 r. lake and rare 1 d. on 25 r. violet very fine, on or two scuffed perfs. on the low values, but a scarce set Gi = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 100 Iraq

    1924/40: Baghdad - Haifa Overland Mail Service, Interesting Collection of 42 covers originating primarily from Baghdad, Mosul & Basrah but also from smaller places such as Hinaidi, primarily to Great Britain, but also to Syria, Lebanon, Germany, France and the USA. All bearing diff. markings, imprints or labels of this special Desert Mail service, as 'Overland Mail via Haifa’, bilingual labels in red and 'Overland Mail' imprints on envelope. Includes also a scarce Publicity Envelope of the Nairn Transport Company, type 7 ‘CO LTD’. A desirable selection, well written up on its original sheets.rnNote: The 'Overland Mail' was a weekly Motor Way Service, established between Haifa (Palestine) and Baghdad as an alternative to the Cairo - Baghdad Air Service for acceleration of mail to Iraq and Persia.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF
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