373rd Auction

23-27 June 2020 in Wiesbaden

Lot no.1023

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 85

Opening1.500 €
1892, Cover franked on reverse with India ½ a. green, tied by squared circle "BAHRAIN OC 6 92" to Bushire with frontside boxed "POSTAGE DUE / ONE ANNA" and arrival mark of October 9 next to the stamp; fine and rare, the earliest of 2 recorded such combinations
Lot no.1024

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening800 €
1893, British India postcard ONE ANNA on 1½ a. blue from Bahrain (July 9th 1893), posted at "BUSRAH JL .. 93" and sent to London with frontside "SEA POST OFFICE JL 28 93"; fine and very scarce early mail
Lot no.1025

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening800 €
1903, British India postcard with prepaid answer 1 a. blue + 1 a. blue used with text from "BAHRAIN 27 DE 03" via "SEA POST OFFICE JA. 9 04" to Berlin with arrival mark on front. A very rare card; apparently the sender sent several of these cards each with part of text of his travel descriptions; we have recorded 2 further such cards from Bahrain
Lot no.1026

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 111

Opening150 €
1905, British India Victoria 3 p. rose in horizontal pair, tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 20 AP. 05" to reverse of small cover to Bombay with adjacent arrival mark; by opening slightly reduced in size, still fine
Lot no.1027

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 121/22

Opening150 €
1905, British India Edward ½ a. green, 2 copies tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 9 FE. 05" to reverse of small envelope to Bombay with arrival mark
Lot no.1028

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
1908, Postal stationery envelope Edward ½ a. green used from "BAHRAIN 3 JL. 08" to Muscat with arrival mark of July 7th, very fine
Lot no.1029

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening3.000 €
1908, British India envelope ONE ANNA on 2 a. 6 p. orange with return address "Mason Memorial Hospital / Bahrein, Persian Gulf" and clear postmark "BAHRAIN 17 OC. 08" addressed to the Seaman Hospital, Greenwich, S.E. The writer expected to benefit of the soldier's concessionary rate, but since the envelope was not countersigned by an officer it was taxed, showing 2 strikes of "T" in circle struck in Bahrain, plus British "3d/F.B.". The envelope opened out for display with slight toning at the edges. Unique usage of this envelope at Bahrain and to our records only recorded use of the "T"-tax stamp at Bahrain
Lot no.1030

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 119

Opening300 €
1910, British India Edward 3 p. grey, 10 copies in multiples tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 31 DE 10" to reverse of commercial cover to Bombay with arrival mark; the envelope somewhat reduced in size at both sides and showing slight faults; a scarce franking
Lot no.1031

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 127

Opening1.000 €
1912, Edward 3 a. orange-brown, tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 18 FE. 12" to reverse of registered envelope with provisional registration label to Bombay with adjacent arrival mark; cover opened on 2 sides, very fine and rare early registered mail
Lot no.1032

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening100 €
1917, Postal stationery envelope George V ½ a. green, used from "BAHRAIN 14 AP. 17" to Muscat with arrival mark and frontside censor mark; due to opening somewhat reduced at right, still fine
Lot no.1033

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
1917, Postcard ¼ a. grey from "BAHRAIN 24 SE. 17" to Muscat, transported via "BUSHIRE 26 SE. 17" with adjacent "PASSED CENSOR BUSHIRE", arrival mark on reverse
Lot no.1034

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening1.500 €
1926, George V registered envelope 2 a. + 1 a. blue, size J, used from "BAHRAIN 2 NOV 26" to Muscat with arrival mark; little stained, otherwise fine; very rare inter-Gulf usage of the large size envelope, previously unrecorded
Lot no.1035

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 200

Opening100 €
1928, George V 3 a. blue, tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 6 MAR 28" to reverse of commercial envelope of an automobile dealer for Lincoln, Ford and Fordson with decorative return address on front, addressed to New York; little stained
Lot no.1036

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 202

Opening150 €
1929, George V ½ a. green, marginal block of 18 tied to reverse of commercial cover from "BAHRAIN 17 NOV. 29" to Berlin with frontside double circle "BY AIR"
Lot no.1037

Condition

6

Catalogue no.India 201, 203, 207

Opening200 €
1933, George V 3 p. in horizontal pair, 1 a. and 2 a. 6 p. in horizontal pair, tied to registered cover to Basrah with arrival mark on reverse, little roughly opened, still fine
Lot no.1038

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1-4, 6

Opening300 €
1933, George V 3 p., ½ a. (2), 9 p., 1 a. and 2 a. used on cover from "BAHRAIN 6 MAY 34" to England, endorsed in red ink "By overland mail "Bagdad-Haifa"", Basrah transit mark on reverse, very fine
Lot no.1039

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1, 4, 10

Opening150 €
3 p. in horizontal pair, 1 a. and 8 a., tied to reverse of airmail cover with frontside double circle "BY AIR" with transit marks of Cairo and Athens to Vienna with arrival marks
Lot no.1040

Condition

6

Catalogue no.1, 2

Opening300 €
3 p. (6) and ½ a. (4) tied to reverse of small envelope endorsed "OVERLAND MAIL" to Germany, adjacent double circle "BY AIR" cancelled by pen strokes
Lot no.1041

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
3 p. (2), 1 a. chocolate (5) and 2 a. small die, tied to reverse of envelope, endorsed on front "BY AIR MAIL", deleted by black bars cancel with adjacent rare "T", addressed to Berlin with frontside transit mark "MARSEILLE-GARE-AVION 29 VIII 1937", in Germany taxed with "40" pf.; an interesting cover with the rare "T"-handstamp of Bahrain
Lot no.1042

Condition

6

Catalogue no.2, 18+ DK 201

Opening250 €
½ a. and 1934/37, 3 a. in strip of 3 tied by cds. "BAHRAIN 3 FEB. 37" to airmail cover, originally sent from "STRUER 31.12.36" via "CØBENHAVN 5.1.35" to a member on a ship arriving at Bahrain and the re-directed to Antwerp, Belgium with transit mark of Alexandria; a fine and most unusual combination cover
Lot no.1043

Condition

6

Catalogue no.12, 1, 23

Opening1.000 €
1 r. with 3 p. (12) and George VI 1 a. (2), used on reverse of airmail cover from "BAHRAIN PERSIAN GULF 27 NOV 39" to Copenhagen, Denmark with white label "OPENED BY CENSOR", fixed with staples and tied by the cds., leaving 4 stamps underneath the label uncancelled. A most attractive and very rare censored letter
Lot no.1044

Condition

6

Catalogue no.14

Opening2.000 €
5 r., horizontal marginal pair tied to commercial airmail cover from "BAHRAIN 17 NOV. 45" to San Francisco with adjacent red "O.A.T." (Onward Air Transport). A very rare usage of these stamps and highest recorded franking of this issue
Lot no.1045

Condition

6

Catalogue no.17, 18

Opening300 €
1934/37, 2 a. vermilion and 3 a. carmine, tied cds. "BAHRAIN 21 MAR 36" to cover with violet "OVERLAND" to England with Basrah transit mark on reverse
Lot no.1046

Condition

6

Catalogue no.17a, 23

Opening200 €
2 a. vermilion, small die, horizontal pair with George VI 1a., tied by light Bahrain cds. to small envelope with adjacent "OVERLAND MAIL" to England with transit mark "BASRA 9 MAR 40"
Lot no.1047

Condition

6

Catalogue no.18, 19

Opening150 €
3 a. carmine and 4 a. sage-green, tied to picture postcard 18.10.1934 to Germany with blue straight line "AIR MAIL" deleted by black bars cancel, as insufficiently prepaid
Lot no.1048

Condition

6

Catalogue no.21+ Iran 706

Opening800 €
½ a., 4 copies, tied to reverse of cover to Tchahbahar, underpaid by ½ a. and taxed on arrival, franked with 2 copies Iran 1938, 50 d., tied by Tchahbahar cds.; a very rare combination cover
Lot no.1049

Condition

0 4

Catalogue no.37

Opening800 €
1938/41, George VI 25 r., center block of printing sheet with horizontal and vertical gutter pairs, unmounted mint, some minor gum creasing and 2 perfs split, otherwise very fine, a scarce multiple
Lot no.1050

Condition

6

Catalogue no.47+ India 278

Opening500 €
4 a. in combination with India 1945, Victory 1½ a., used on commercial registered airmail cover from Bahrain to Bombay with arrival mark of 16.9.1945. A very scarce usage of the Indian Victory issue at Bahrain; just few covers recorded
Lot no.1051

Condition

6

Catalogue no.51-60 FDC

Opening200 €
1948, ½ a. on ½ d.-5 a. on 5 s. (all values issued on that day) tied by first day cancel "BAHRAIN 1 APR 48" to locally addressed cover, some minor staining, very scarce
Lot no.1052

Condition

6

Catalogue no.51-53, 55

Opening3.000 €
1948/49, ½ a. (2), 1 a., 1½ a. and 2½ a., tied by 3 strikes of cds. "EXPERIMENTAL P.O. K-121" (Muharraq post office) to airmail cover to England; one ½ a. slight transportation marks, otherwise fine. The experimentals K121-postmark is the rarest postmark of Bahrain, according to Donaldson just one further cover has been reported
Lot no.1053

Condition

6

Catalogue no.57+ Kuw. 69

Opening80 €
6 a. on 6 d. in combination with Kuwait 3 a. on 3 d., used on commercial registered airmail cover from "BAHRAIN REG 9 OCT. 48" to India with arrival mark
Lot no.1054

Condition

(6)

Catalogue no.59, 52

Opening800 €
2 r. on 2 s. 6 d., 2 copies with 3 copies 1 a. on 1 d., tied to registered parcel label to Switzerland with adjacent "PASSÉ en DOUANE à Genève"; usual slight transportation marks, still very fine and rare
Lot no.1055

Condition

1

Catalogue no.63a

Opening1.000 €
1948, Olympic Games 2½ a. on 2½ d. with variety "surcharge double", copy from the left sheet margin, unused o.g., very fine and rare, certificate RPS (1982)
Lot no.1056

Condition

6

Catalogue no.65

Opening100 €
6 a. on 6 d., used on commercial cover from "BAHRAIN 20 SEP. 48" to England a scarce commercial usage
Lot no.1057

Condition

6

Catalogue no.66

Opening100 €
1 r. on 1 sh., used on commercial airmail cover from Bahrain 1948 to the US, minor toning, very scarce
Lot no.1058

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening300 €
1950/55, George VI 2 r. on 2 s. 6 d. in horizontal pair with 6 a. on 6 d. and Elizabeth Coronation 1 r., tied by oval "REGISTERED BAHRAIN 13 JY 53" to registered airmail cover to New York; slight transportation marks; a scarce high franking