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    REST OF THE WORLD, TRISTAN DA CUNHA

    Lot 869
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $95

    1952 Overprints on St. Helena 3d Grey used on two covers to Yorkshire (4 Mar) and (20 Oct) from Herbert Glass to a penfriend in Yorkshire, with enclosures, the latter with '28' year slug error in cds, and with back flap missing, otherwise fine and scarce commercial uses (2)

      

    Lot 870
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $625

    Group of early letters written from the island, comprising 1920 (8 Feb) from Gaetano Lavarello, 1926 (12 Jun) from Lilian Glass, 1929 (4 Jun) from Wilson Glass, 1929 (10 Nov) from Arthur Rogers, 1931 (20 Apr) from Mrs W. Rogers. Scarce collateral material providing details of the writers and life on the island. Also WWII Tristan Defence Volunteers Certificate (unused), and a copy of 'The Tristan Times' (Vol II, No. 1 - October 1943) (6 items)

      

    Lot 871
    Estimate: $250 Realised Price : $190

    Selection with 1931 inwards cover to Rev Partridge from GB, with fine strike of Type V cachet in black, Type V in purple (2 good strikes), and in blue, on 1936 and 1937 covers to Devon (postage dues affixed), in bluish black cancelling GB 1d KGV to England, and on 1937 cover to Devon flown by air from South Africa, and two strikes in purple on unaddressed PPC of P&O 'Carinthia'; Type VI in black on cover to England; Type VII in black on cover to England; Type VIII in violet on cover to England; and Type IX in blue cancelling South Africa 1d pair to Cape Town. Plus small group of Victor Marsh bogus items. Few small faults on some (14 items)

         

    Lot 872
    Estimate: $180 Realised Price : $135

    Group of philatelic covers, with Type V cachet in blue on 1937 cover to Australia with Australian 2d KGV cancelled at Cape Town, and cancelling GB 1d KGV on cover to Stanley Gibbon; Type VII cachet in black (2) or violet (3) cancelling various adhesives on covers to South Africa, GB (2) and Australia (2), and in violet on cover to England with d and 1d postage dues affixed (8)

       

    Lot 873
    Estimate: $500

    1906 (6 Feb) Cape of Good Hope d KEVII postcard cancelled Observatory Road cds, addressed to Rev Barrow at Cape Town. Rev and Mrs M Barrow were representatives of the United Society for Propagation of the Gospel to Tristan, and arrived on the island on the 'Surrey' on 8 April 1906, and the postcard deals with their embarkation. Vertical crease, but a fine and rare early Tristan-related item

     

    Lot 874
    Estimate: $4,250

    Envelope addressed to Mrs Gertrude Anderson at Woldingham, Surrey, bearing faint but legible strike of the Type I cachet. The cover bears no receipt datestamp but was from Agnes Glass, and can be dated to 26 November 1916, when Agnes wrote a letter to Mrs Anderson thanking her for a parcel she had sent to the island, and giving further personal details about herself and the island. Gertrude Anderson published this letter in 'The Times' on 1 January 1918 (copy enclosed with lot). The cover was carried on the Norwegian ship 'Trio' which called at Tristan on 11 December 1917. Also a further letter written by Gertude Anderson to J. Faulkner, apparently in response to 'The Times' letter, relating to a philatelic enquiry about Tristan. Other than some tears in the back flap, the cover is fine, and a rare example of the Type I cachet. SG C1, cat 4000

     

    Lot 875
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $600

    1920 (6 Mar) cover from Mrs Annie Swain to Mrs Spottiswoode in Kent. Struck with a superb strike of the Type 2 cachet in violet, and was taken from Tristan by the whaler 'Pentam' to South Georgia (JU 4 20 transit cds) and eventually delivered on 20 July 1920. Taxed 1d at Foreign Branch, and d and 1d British dues affixed cancelled Sevenoaks cds 23 JY 20. The original enclosure is included with the lot. Roughlyopened and some wear along top, otherwise very fine. SG C2, cat 425

     

    Lot 876
    Estimate: $250

    c1922 philatelic cover to Victor Marsh in Paris with France 10c tied by superb strike of Type III cachet. Some tone spots, otherwise very fine. SG C3, cat 300

     

    Lot 877
    Estimate: $300

    c1922 cover addressed to The Foreign Editor at 'The Daily Mail' in London, bearing two overinked strikes of the Type III cachet in grey-black, very fine and scarce commercial use. SG C3, cat 300

     

    Lot 878
    Estimate: $350 Realised Price : $360

    1922 (Apr) cover to Mr W. Barker in Todmorden, England, with somewhat faint by legible strike of the Type II cachet in purple, charged 1d on arrival and with d postage due affixed (the 1d is missing). Carried on the RYS 'Quest' which called at the island between 19 and 25 April 1922, and the cover also bears the 'S-R ANTARCTIC/EXPEDITION 1921' cds carried on the ship. The lot also includes a letter of 20 April 1922 from Mrs Martha Rogers which refers to the 'Quest' and would have been carried on the same vessel. Cover with some creasing and without back flap, and with a few tone spots, but a scarce item. SG cat for Type II cachet is 425

     

    Lot 879
    Estimate: $300 Realised Price : $250

    1922 'Victor Marsh' (using his H. Edgar Weston nom-de-plume) GB 1d embossed envelope to London cancelled by a good strike of the Type III cachet in black, carried by RYS 'Quest' and with Rio De Janeiro machine cancel backstamp (9.4.1922). SG C3, cat 300

     

    Lot 880
    Estimate: $200

    1923 (3 May) cover from Mrs Annie Swain with enclosed letter to Mrs Spottiswoode in Kent (redirected to Yorkshire), with Type III cachet (damaged due to portion of cover at top right missing), and a fine (somewhat overinked) strike of the cachet at the top of the enclosed letter, Tonbridge arrival cds, no postage charged. Cover wear at top. SG C3, cat 300

      

    Lot 881
    Estimate: $400

    1923 (15 June) cover with enclosed letter from Mrs Annie Swain to Mrs Balfour at Drogheda, Ireland, with good strike of Type II cachet in purple, and with overlapping 'CAPE TOWN/PAQUEBOT' cds 19SEP23, no evidence of any postage being charged. Carried by the British steamer 'Norbrook' which called at Tristan on 11 September 1923. Some minor creases of envelope at left, otherwise fine. SG C2, cat 425

     

    Lot 882
    Estimate: $900

    c1928 cover to Gospur, England, with GB 1881 1d and 10d KGV tied by two strikes of the Type IV cachet in purple, with a further very fine strike alongside. Hole in black flap, otherwise very fine. SG C4, cat 850

     

    Lot 883
    Estimate: $4,500

    c1928 unaddressed envelope with two proof strikes of the Type IVa cachet in red at top right (one very fine), plus a further proof strike of the Type Va cachet in violet (inner circle complete, 'C' and 'N' damaged, superb). The cover is badly spotted, but a remarkable combination of the two rarest cachet types, SG cat for Type IVa is 5500 and for Type Va is 6500 on mail

     

    Lot 884
    Estimate: $300

    1929 (15 Mar) cover with enclosed letters from Mrs W. Rogers (15 Mar) and Mrs May Glass (20 Mar) to Mrs Underwood in London, with fair strike of Type II cachet in black, 'LONDON F.S./PAQUEBOT' arrival cds, and charged 1d, d and 1d dues affixed. Carried on the 'Duchess of Athol' which called at Tristan on 29 April 1929. Cover with a number of small surface marks, but of good appearance. SG C2, cat 425

     

    Lot 885
    Estimate: $150

    1932 (Jan) PPC ('The Settlement of Tristan da Cunha') addressed to The Bishop, St. Helena, with Type V cachet in blue, 'T1d' in blue pencil, hexagonal 'T/10c', St Helena arrival cds JA 24 32. The Bishop visited Tristan on HMS 'Carlisle' on 7 January 1932. Minor toning, otherwise fine

      

    Lot 886
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    1932 cover to London without cachet (Rev Partridge on leave from Tristan took the Type V cachet with him from 8 Jan to 30 May 1932), 'LONDON/PAQUEBOT' arrival cds 27 AP 32, charged 1d postage with d and 1d postage dues affixed, roughly opened otherwise fine; plus 1932 cover from Mrs John Lavarello to Mrs Dent at Axminster, Devon, with superb Type V cachet in blue, charged 1d postage and with d and 1d postage dues affixed. Carried on HMS 'Carlisle' leaving Tristan on 7 January 1932. Portion of back flap missing and a few peripheral tears (2)

     

    Lot 887
    Estimate: $120

    1934 mail carried from Tristan on the sailing ship 'Ponape', with cover to Liverpool with faint Type V cachet in blue, hexagonal 'T/CENTIMES' with '45c' inserted in mss, endorsed on reverse as received on 22.10.1934 (some creasing and rust marks), and post card to Cape Town with fine Type V cachet in blue, Singapore backstamp (24 SE 1934), hexagonal 'T/CENTIMES' with mss '20' inserted, Cape Town arrival backstamp (17 Nov 34) with h/s '2d' and South Africa 2d postage due affixed, fine (2)

     

    Lot 888
    Estimate: $500 Realised Price : $380

    1935 (20 Apr) cover from Mrs Percy Lavarello to Mrs Dent at Axmouth, Devon. There is no outgoing cachet, but the back flap bears a violet cachet 'FROM/TRISTAN DA CUNHA/20 APR 1935'. With Durban transit cds and boxed 'PAQUEBOT', 'T/10c' in oval, and 1D/TO PAY/723' added on arrival, with GB 1d postage due affixed. Very fine, the cachet on the back flap appears to be unrecorded

     

    Lot 889
    Estimate: $250

    1936 cover to Surrey, England, with Type V cachet in blue (fine strike) overstruck by straight-line 'Tristan da Cunha' in black, applied at Durban for a short time, charged 1d postage on arrival and with GB d and 1d postage dues affixed. Very fine and scarce

     

    Lot 890
    Estimate: $90

    1936 (Jan) philatelic covers (2), the first to London with South Africa d pair cancelled by superb strike of Type V cachet in violet, London arrival cds of 12 JA 36; the second to J. Harvey Pirie at Johannesburg with South Africa 1d cancelled Type V cachet in blue, oval 'T/1d' crossed through and endorsed 'Surcharge cancelled'. Both very fine and carried from Tristan by SS 'Auditor' (2)

      

    Lot 891
    Estimate: $100

    1936 (24 Jan) cover with enclosed letter from Arthur Rogers to Mary Jose in Kent, fine strike of Type V cachet in blue, no postage charged. Roughly opened on reverse, otherwise very fine

     

    Lot 892
    Estimate: $90 Realised Price : $90

    1936 (25 Feb) cover with enclosed letter from Mrs Frances Repetto to Mary Jose in Kent, England, with good strike of Type V cachet in blue, no postage levied. Very fine

     

    Lot 893
    Estimate: $250

    1937 (Mar) Visit of H.M.S. 'Carlisle' large souvenir envelope addressed to Wales with superb strike of Type V cachet in violet, 'LONDON/PAQUEBOT' arrival cds (30 MR 37)and charged 1d, with d and 1d postage dues affixed. Very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 894
    Estimate: $150

    1937 (12 May) Coronation Day cover to Cape Town with superb Type VI cachet in black, and with 'CERTIFIED POSTED ON THE/ISLAND ON CORONATION DAY/12th MAY 1937,/_____________ HEADMAN' and signed by William Repetto, h/s '1D' due, and with South African 1d postage due affixed cancelled Cape Town cds. Carried by the SS 'Anatolia' which visited Tristan on 7 December 1937. Very fine

     

    Lot 895
    Estimate: $100

    1937 (May) 'Wilson' printed Coronation cover (unsealed) with two superb strikes of the Type V cachet in blackish violet. Carried on SS 'Anatolia' which visited Tristan on 7 December 1937, very fine

     

    Lot 896
    Estimate: $150

    1938 philatelic covers carried from Tristan on the Finnish training barque 'Soumen Joutsen' on 2 February 1938, with GB 1d KEVIII to London, and 1d KGV and d KEVIII to Cape Town, each cancelled Type V cachet in violet, and GB d, 1d, 1d and 2d KEVIII to Sussex cancelled Type V in violet plus a strike of Type VI in black, all also with 'K/L SUOMEN/JOUTSEN' cachet ds in violet on reverse (3)

     

    Lot 897
    Estimate: $90

    1938 (Mar) covers carried from Tristan by HMS 'Milford' on 28 March 1938, with cover to Cape town with Type VI cachet in violet (two strikes), South Africa 1d postage due affixed, cover with some creases and some rust spots; and cover to Mrs Dent at Devon with very fine Type VI cachet in bluish black, charged 1d but no postage dues affixed, fine (2)

     

    Lot 898
    Estimate: $80 Realised Price : $125

    1939 PPC of P&O 'Viceroy Of India' from Andrew Swain and addressed to Mrs Dent at Axminster, Devon, with superb Type VI cachet in violet, charged 1d postage but without postage dues affixed, the 'Viceroy of India' took mail from Tristan on 12 February 1939; also a letter on illustrated stationery from the ship dated 6.2.1939 (2 items)

     

    Lot 899
    Estimate: $75

    1939 (26 Feb) cover with letter enclosed from Clement Glass to Miss Moll Jose in Kent, England, with superb Type VII cachet in bluish black, charged 1d postage and with d and 1d postage dues affixed, some flap damage, otherwise fine

     

    Lot 900
    Estimate: $90 Realised Price : $90

    1940 cover to England with crest of Furness Bermuda Line on back flap, GB 1d KGVI cancelled fine strike of Type V in violet, carried by 'Queen of Bermuda' from Tristan on 24 August 1940; 1947 cover to London with South Africa 1d Royal Visit pair cancelled by weak Type VII cachet in black, carried from Tristan by the frigate HMS 'Natal' which arrived at Cape Town on 12 April 1947. Both very fine (2)

     

    Lot 901
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $150

    WWII period cover to Ashton-under-Lyne, England, with GB 1d KGVI cancelled Type VII cachet in reddish-violet, overstruck with 'MARITIME/MAIL' machine cancel in red. Attractive and fine

     

    Lot 902
    Estimate: $120 Realised Price : $135

    1950 (29 Jan) cover from Lilly Green to John Butler at Epsom, Surrey, with enclosed letter, and with fine strike of Type IX cachet in violet. Carried by the 'Pequena', 'CAPE TOWN/KAAPSTAD/PAQUEBOT cds, 'T' in oval and h/s '1d', GB d postage due strip of 3 affixed on arrival. Very fine and attractive

     

    Lot 903
    Estimate: $200 Realised Price : $950

    REVISED DESCRIPTION: 1961 (11 Oct) re-addressed cover to England from Mrs Sidney Glass with Tristan 2d tied by Tristan da Cunha cds. This letter represents the last use of the datestamp, which was destroyed by the Administrator on the same day. Carried on M.V. Tjisadane, which evacuated the islanders to Cape Town. Somewhat roughly opened, however a fine evacuation cover

     

    Lot 904
    Estimate: $100 Realised Price : $145

    1961-63 covers from Tristan islanders in exile in England, three with enclosed letters, two further letters from the same period, 1961 cover to Johannesburg with boxed 'GOUGH ISLAND/SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN' cachet, and two covers from the 1962 Resettlement Survey, generally fine (10)

      

    Lot 905
    Estimate: $80

    1963-70s selection of covers, mostly philatelic, from 1963 Resettlement, paquebot souvenir covers, plus a few commercial items from the 1960s (16)

      

    Lot 906
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $160

    1965-74 series of covers from Albert Glass to various correspondents in England (7) and USA, many still with original enclosures. Albert Glass was appointed the Island Policeman in the early 1970s, and also acted as the Chief Islander from 1973 to 1979. An interesting commercial correspondence (8)

      

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