369 / STOCKHOLMIA 2019 & ERIVAN Worldwide Rarities

June 1'st 2019 in Stockholm
Lot no.1

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OpeningMake an Offer
Sold for3.200 €

Inverted Center of SS. Scandinavian
The Block of 6 as Largest Recorded Unit

When the Thames-Hamburg packet contract expired on 30 November 1853 and was not renewed, the direct sea route from British east coast ports was re-established and the overland route through Belgium and Hamburg revived to become the normal route. In 1850 the paddle steamer Courier began to carry mail between Hull and Gothenburg as did the British steamer SS. Scandinavian in 1852.
SS. Scandinavian was a beautiful ship and so chosen as key illustration to illustrate the 150th Anniversary Birthday Party celebrating The Royal Philatelic Society London is on its way to take place in Stockholm, Sweden.
The illustration of SS.Scandinavian is designed by Martin Mörck of Sweden, who took inspiration from two sources: 1) an oil-painting of Scandinavian which is in the possession of the Naval Museum in Trondheim, Norway; 2) the engraving from 1922 by Turner for Jamaica and printed by De La Rue in two operations (black and blue) by recess printing.
 
SS. Scandinavian as the key illustration for STOCKHOLMIA 2019, was first presented in late July last year. Soon after its first launch, it was printed in an edition of 5,000 sheets as a Cinderella label and sold for the benefit of STOCKHOLMIA 2019 and Tomorrow’s Royal. Each sheet contains 4x 5 = 20 labels.
On 17 March this year, a fantastic find was published, as one sheet printed with inverted center had been found. The inverted center means that the ship in black in the middle, surrounded by the blue frame, is inverted.
Following the find and consultation of expert stakeholders of The Royal Philatelic Society, an agreement was made that the inverted sheet of 20 will be split to units.
Block of 6 as the largest unit
Block of 4 as the second largest unit
Horisontal strip of 3
Vertical Pair
Horisontal Pair
Three singles
The block of 6, as the largest unit, is herewith offered for the benefit of Tomorrow’s Royal.
 
 
Choice Illustration:
Letter from Great Britain with Scandinavian to Gothenburg, endorsed Per Scandinavian from Hull, with HULL SHIPLETTER OCT 28 1852 on reverse. 3x 2d. paying the sea postage rate of 6d., where the addressee had to pay 15 skilling banco as postage due (endorsed 15s). Courtesy by Göran Heijtz, Sweden.

Lot no.2
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Opening1.000 €
Sold for3.000 €
1890, Stamp box in massive sterling silver with British hallmarks and additional "TIFFANY & Co. PARIS". The top of the box with 3 enamel images of Great Britain 1881, 1 pence violet and 2 values of the 1887 jubilee issue. Total weight 99,60 gram. A beautifull and rare box.
Lot no.3
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Opening8.000 €
Sold for17.000 €

1910 (ca.), Massive gold stamp box manufactured by the famous jewelers Fabergé. The box has two compartments, each with enemel image of contemporary Russian stamps and diamond-set thumb pieces; hallmarked at St. Petersburg with "56" zolotniks (14 karat gold) with additional "FABERGÉ" and "H.W." (Haenrik Wigström). Total weight 61,48 gram. A spectacular and most representative box !

Lot no.4

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6

Catalogue no.FDC

Opening5.000 €
Sold for5.000 €
1840, Mulready 1d. black envelope, stereo A158, a used example cancelled by neat red Maltese Cross,  with London Twopenny Post 'T.P. / Chapel St.' handstamp at right, addressed to Dorchester with reverse showing clear  "C / MY-6 / 1840" First Day of Issue circular datestamp of the London Chief Office in red. Listed in 'May Dates' by Mike Jackson FRPSL on page 243. Superb content, a delightful and rare First Day usage, Certificate Karl Louis BPP (2016) (SG ME2) Note: Fascinating contents addressed to Miss Augusta Hardy in Portisham, Dorchester (the younger sister of Admiral Thomas  Masterman Hardy who commanded HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar) stating: "My Dear Aunt, I thought you might like  to receive one of these strange new postage, which may have the advantage of oddity perhaps to recommend them if nothing  else. Everybody is so disappointed that I think they must be altered & it seems that the difficulty of forgery & imitation lies not so  much in the little figures of Men and Elephants etc., as in the coloured lines on the other side of the envelopes, so that in fact  Britannia and all the rest of it might have been spared....".  
Lot no.5

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6

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Opening5.000 €
Sold for8.000 €
1840, Mulready 1d. black envelope, stereo A139, a used example cancelled by fine red Maltese Cross, mailed by Rowland Hill to 'M.B. Peacock, General Post Office', signed at lower left by "R. Hill", with London despatch cds (Aug 12, 1840) and arrival (Aug 13) on reverse. Minor wear at top but a spectacular usage for the Postal Historian - Mark B. Peacock was Solicitor to the General Post Office, employed with them from 1825 until 1862. He was deemed  by Rowland Hill to be the sole high Official of the GPO not opposed to the introduction of Penny Postage and five days before this Mulready was sent he had been instrumental in the Postal Reform Bill passing the House of Lords. Rare, most attractive and  of great posted history signifiied,  certificate Karl Louis BPP (2016) (SG ME2) Note: The Karl Louis Card Index records just three Mulready envelopes bearing Rowland Hill's signature, the above example to M.B. Peacock, another addressed to John Rawsthorne in Manchester who was the manufacturing chemist who supplied  the gum for the 1d. black and the third example addressed to J.B. Bacon of Perkins Bacon, the printers of the 1d. black; this  last example is housed in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, leavoing just two examples available to collectors.  
Lot no.6

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Opening2.500 €
Sold for2.500 €

1840, 2 d. blue Mulready envelope, a used example sent registered in 1891 from Liverpool to the Danish Vice-Consul in Hamburg (O. Schack-Sommer (1822-1906), Knight of the Order of Dannebrog), up-rated with 1887 Jubilee 2½ d. purple on blue horizontal pair tied by ‘466’ obliterators in black and by oval framed ‘R’ with ‘Liverpool / N.D. / Registered’ datestamp above (Jan 14). A very late usage of the Mulready envelope – accepted as Payment for the registration fee (2d.) on a double weight letter (5d.). Just five registered Mulready envelopes are recorded of which only two bear additional adhesive stamps; an exceptional usage to an overseas destination – the sole example known, certificate BPA (2010) (SG ME4b+201)
Provenience: John Seybold, Syracuse (approx. 1910; handstamped on reverse)
                      R.Lowe-Christie's sale (Jan. 1984)
                      Shaida (approx. 1994)
 

Lot no.7

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6

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Opening8.000 €
Sold for7.500 €

1840, 1d. black, plate 8, lettered OE, mostly large to very large margins, just shaved at upper right, tied by two strikes of Maltese Cross in black to 1841 REGISTERED entire to Doncaster, with manuscript „Regst.279“ in red and 1/- Registered Fee notation in same ink which also ties the adhesive. ‚PAID – L.S. 11 MY 11 1841‘ datestamp confirming cash payment of 1s. Registered Fee at Lombard Street. Registered covers bearing the 1840 1d. black are amongst the rarest usages of the World’s First postage stamp, as the option to send letters registered was only introduced at the end of the life-span of the 1d. black, just four weeks before the introduction of the 1841 One Penny Red. The fully preserved letter mentions a formerly „...enclosed Bank Post Bill payable to your order.“  Cert. RPSL (2008).(SG no.: 2; AS46)
 

Lot no.8

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6

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Opening1.000 €
Sold for1.600 €

1841, 1 d. red-brown on blued lettered TJ and 2 d. blue single and pair, lettered DB and DA/EA, large margins, only 2d EA, just touched at base, used on small registered 1853 cover to the Manager of the Provincial Bank in Limerick, all tied by Irish '353' numeral obliterators in black and by Newcastle (Limerick) despatch cds (July 29) in red. Reverse with Limerick arrival cds (same day). An attractive and scarce cover and without doubt one of the most beautiful registered covers from Ireland bearing 1841, 1d and 2d. Cert. BPA (1996) (SG 8,14)

Lot no.9

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Opening1.000 €
Sold for1.000 €

1858, 1d. deep rose red, (8 examples) all tied by three strikes of the Scots Local ‚GLENDARUEL‘ handstamp (Type III) in deep blue on 10 February 1858 registered front used locally in Glasgow. Scots Local  Cancellations used on registered covers are of exceptional rarity, out of the just six recovered in Karl Louis' Card Index, five originate from the "Inspector of the Poor" office archive. Some minor imperfections mainly at the top as can be expected, nevertheless a delightful and most appealing. An Exhibition piece.  (SG No. 40)
 

Lot no.10

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Opening9.000 €
Sold for9.000 €

1882, 5 s. rose, on white paper, watermark Large Anchor, Plate 4, lettered GF, an unused example of fine colour, one imperceptible slightly blunted perf. at top mentioned for full accuracy only and not remotely affecting the appearance, large part og. An exceptional example of a very rare stamp. Certificate RPSL (2008) SG 134; Gi = £ 35'000)

Lot no.11
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6

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Opening20.000 €
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"D26" Spanish West Indies Mailboat, sharp oily strike tying GB 1865, 4 pence vermilion to folded lettersheet to Fort Lee, New Jersey, endorsed "Due 10 c" and stamp additionally tied by "N.Y. STEAMSHIP 10 / DEC 10". On reverse corresponding clear "SPANISH MAIL PACKET NO 8 68" and "ST. THOMAS NO 18 68". Large part of perforation clipped and the entire with expert reinforcement or restoration in corners and folds. An attractive and extremely rare entire, the only recorded with this cancellation tying a British stamp. A spectacular cover. (SG no. Z191)
Provenance: Pictured in 'A Caribean Neptune'

Lot no.12

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Catalogue no.5c

Opening1.500 €
Sold for1.400 €

1861 (April 10), Woodblock 1 d. brick-red, a fine used example with ample to large margins all round, showing the major Plate Flaw with part corner ornament missing from design at lower right, lightly cancelled by CGH triangular obliterator in black leaving the variety clear. A scarce and most unusual stamp, especially in this shade. Cert. RPSL (2019) SG 13b = £ 5'000+.