1944-1949 GVI Collection hinged mint complete for the period including 1944-45 Overprint sets of 8 for S. Orkneys, S. Shetlands, Graham Land & S. Georgia, (cat £96), 1946 Thick Map set mint, Thin Map set unmounted mint (cat £100 mint), 1948 RSW set, 1949 UPU set, Cat £225, (56).
1944-56 Mint collection on leaves including 1944-45 set of 32 Dependency overprints SG A1/8 to D1/8, 1946 Thick Map set 1s with Poke for Pole variety, (cat £150), Thin Map set 9 (cat £100, 2d showing dot in T variety), etc, nice lot.
1944-89 Collection on printed KA-BE leaves mainly unmounted mint including 1944-45 overprint set of 32 for S. Georgia, Graham Land, S. Orkneys, S. Shetlands each with extra 6d shade, 1946-49 both Map sets, 1954-62 Ships set, South Georgia 1963-69 set to both £1 (hinged mint), 1971 Surch set, then complete to 1989. Lovely fresh lot STC £770+.
1954-62 Ships set of 15 to £1 black on a larger registered cover to USA used on the First Day of Issue tied superb SOUTH GEORGIA FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES FE 1 54 CDS cancels. Superb and seldom seen, SG G26/40 Cat £130 as used set alone.
1956 (30 Jan) Trans-Antarctic overprint set of 4 on airmail cover to UK tied two nice cancels of SHACKLETON double ring cancels, fine. These were carried on the Magga Dan, postmarked Shackleton Base and brought back by the Magga Dan on her return trip. The base was closed down on the ships departure and abandoned in spring of 1957.
1957 (27 Jan) Trans-Antarctic overprint set of 4 on illustrated Souvenir Cover to UK tied nice cancel of SHACKLETON double ring cancel, fine. These were carried on the Magga Dan, postmarked Shackleton Base and brought back by the Magga Dan on her return trip. The base was closed down on the ships departure and abandoned in spring of 1957.