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.
1948 Third Anniv. 2½d ultramarine in a bottom right corner marginal block of 6 with bottom left stamp showing broken wheel variety, 5 stamps incl variety are unmounted mint, pencil note in margin, SG C2a. Cat £75.
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+.
1941-44 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+.