GOVT PARCELS: Parcel Post receipt fro Postal Stores Department / GPO London bearing 4½d green and carmine PAIR with good colour and 1d lilac both tied LONDON roller canceller, affixed to board and some faults on the edges otherwise stamps unaffected, rarely seen in this format, SG O69 & O71. Cat £580.
Approx. ninety covers from various Channel Islands mostly first day covers from the 1970's onwards. Includes Isle of man Votes for Women, 1977 Centenary of St. John Ambulance Guernsey, 1974 centenary of UPU from Jersey and 1979 Public Transport from Guernsey.
HEAVY BOX Containing an accumulation of mint and used collections plus FDCs, Jersey year packs 1993-1995 & 1997-1999, Guernsey collections incl 1969 FDCs to £1, Alderney, 1948 Liberation FDCs (7), 1950s regionals, Isle of Man incl BeeGees souvenir folder, etc, heavy lot with useful throughout.
1979 Odin's Raven FDC with 15p gutter pair tied to official FDC by Eddie Kaighin the skipper of the 2/3 scale replica of the Gokstad ship which was sailed from Trondheim to Peel IOM. Limited number 52.
POSTMARKS - Three books incl (hardback) IOM Postmarks surface and air A P Massey 1826-1973 (signed by the author), Illustrated selection of mostly 19th Century impressions 6pp, & 19th & 20th Century steel and rubber impressions 20pp, useful trio.
1941-43 War Time Occupation issues group of mainly unmounted mint blocks incl ½d green corner marginal Evening Post imprint blk of 6, vertical blk of 8, blk of 12 & 10 (tones), 1d corner marginal sheet number blk of 4, blk of 6, strip of 4 on thick paper etc. (55). Cat £440.
1941-43 War Time Occupation issues group of mainly unmounted mint blocks incl ½d green corner strip marginal Evening Post imprint, seven pairs with part imprint (5 are grey paper), 1d corner marginal full imprint blocks of 6 (3), blk of 4 with date imprint (13), etc. (96). Cat £805+.
1941 (20 Feb) Plain postcard sent from Guernsey to Jersey bearing 1d red arms and 2d orange Centenary bisect tied in combination with a message from postmaster explaining the design and colour is good but spoilt by the absence of the sprig in spite of my protests. This may prove that the first day was in fact 18th Feb and not the 20th as the card is dated 18th Feb with accompanying letter, also the date slug was altered from 1940, half the zero was cut from 0 to 1 to make 1941. Intr.
1941-44 War Time Occupation issues group of mainly unmounted mint blocks incl 1d red corner marginal block of 12, block of 10, block of 8, sheet number corner blks of 4 (2), other blks of 4 (5), few pairs etc, some tones but mainly fine unmounted mint, (75) SG 2 cat £240+.
Wholesale stock of local Islands in massively duplicated miniature sheets for Staffa, Benera Islands, Isle of Pabay, Nagaland, Stroma covering many thematics including Birds, Space, Animals, Olympics, Royalty, Cats etc, many 1000s.