2020 Spring Auctions – 30/6/2020 – 2/7/2020

199 lots
Lot 20000
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1778 (30.4) Native unmarked private envelope and enclosed letter from Port Louis to L’Orient (France), headed “Port Louis Isle de France”, annotation “par…
Estimate: 400 – 600 GBP
Lot 20001
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1789 (2.6) Folded entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux (France), bearing black straight-line ‘ISLE DE FRANCE’ hs, with small horseshoe ‘COL BORDEAUX’ alongside…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 20002
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1809 & 1810 Two entires both carried privately from Isle de France (Mauritius) to St. Malo and St. Servan, France with straight-line ‘LA ROCHELLE’ and…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20003
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1811 (20.1) Folded entire from Île Bourbon (Reunion) via Port Louis, Mauritius to the Island of Mull (Scotland), bearing fine strike of the black oval…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20004
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1815 (27.3) Folded entire from Port Louis, Mauritius to Dublin, Ireland and then redirected to Rome, Italy, bearing fine strike of the black oval ‘PORT…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20005
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1816 (22.4) Folded lettersheet to Bordeaux, France, bearing fine strike of the very rare straight-line ‘le Henry Cap.ne L. Rey’ hs in black on reverse,…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 20006
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1816 (9.9) Folded entire from Port Louis to London, England, bearing fine strike of the 2-line ‘PORT LOUIS/UNPAID’ despatch hs on front (Type I) and oval…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20007
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1816 (8.7) Folded entire from Port Louis to Melle, France, bearing fine strike of the black oval ‘PORT LOUIS/POST PAID’ despatch hs on front and 2-lined…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20008
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1817 (20.1) Folded entire from South Port to Melle, France, bearing fine strike of the black oval ‘PORT LOUIS/POST PAID’ despatch hs on front and 2-lined…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20009
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1820 (1.2) Folded part entire from Port Louis to London, England, bearing superb strike of the 2-line ‘PORT LOUIS/UNPAID’ despatch hs on front (Type II)…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20010
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1822 (1.6) Folded entire from Port Louis to Bewdley, England, bearing 2-line ‘PORT LOUIS/UNPAID’ despatch hs on front (Type III) and boxed red ‘INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH’…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20011
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1826 (23.12) Folded printed circular entire from Port Louis to Nantes, France, bearing fine strike of the 2-line ‘MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE’ despatch hs on…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20012
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1828 (15.3) Folded printed circular entire from Port Louis to London, bearing fine strike of the 2-line ‘MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE’ despatch hs on front (Type…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20013
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1832 (13.2) Folded entire from Antanarivo, Madagascar via Port Louis, Mauritius to London, England, bearing fine strike of the black fancy oval ‘MAURITIUS/POST…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20014
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1834 (13.3) Folded entire from Mahebourg, Mauritius to Staffordshire, England, bearing fine strike of the small neat black oval ‘COL/POST OFFICE/MAURITIUS’…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20015
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1839 (14.3) Folded entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, France, bearing black double circle ‘L’AGENT/FRANCAIS/MAURICE’ forwarding agents despatch hs on…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 20016
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1841 (3.1) Folded letter sheet from Port Louis via ‘P. Valen’ to Batavia, bearing bevelled blue boxed ‘ZEERIEF/ONGEFRANKEERD/P.S.B’, with ‘MAURITIUS/POST…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20017
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1843 (25.1) Entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, France, bearing large black ‘MAURITIUS/INWD-SHIP-POSTAGE-PD/INLAND/STEAMER’ ds on reverse, with boxed ‘BOMBAY/SHIP…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20018
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1845 (1.12) Entire incoming from Surrey, England via “Per Briton or first Stmr. Ship/Paid Letter” to Port Louis, showing boxed ‘LATE RECEIVED’ ds in red,…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20019
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1845 (10.7) Entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, France, bearing ‘MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE’ cds, red boxed ‘COLONIES & C.ART 12’ and erroneously struck with…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20020
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1848 (10.4) Entire letter from Souillac to Port Louis, showing boxed ‘SOUILLAC/AP.10.1848’ ds and boxed ‘INLAND’ hs alongside, mounted and written up on…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 20021
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1849 (20.10) Entire from Port Louis to Bordeaux, France, bearing large black ‘PACKET’ ds with ‘MAURITIUS/GPO’ alongside, ‘COLOMBO/NO.10.1849/STEAM LETTER’…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20022
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1850 (27.12) Small neat stampless entire from “Bon Air Pamplemousses” to Rennes, France, showing straight-line black hs ‘Ship Letter’ with circular ‘PAID’…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20023
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1850 (8.3) Soldiers rate cover from Port Louis to Suffolk, England, bearing black ‘MAURITIUS/POST OFFICE’ cds alongside scarce ‘SOLDIERS & SEAMENS LETTER/4/BY…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20024
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1850 (17.5) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from London, England via steamer “Per Harry” to Mauritius, showing fine framed ‘Late Received’ and ‘SHIP’ hs in…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 20025
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1851 (17.9) Small envelope from Torquay to London and then on to Mauritius, franked GB 1851 1d red tied by ‘B03’ P&O Mail Boat barred oval and ‘MAURITIUS/GPO/SP.17.1851’…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20026
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1851 (8.1) and (6.3) Two neat stampless entires both sent locally from Port Louis to Savane, both bearing clear crisp circular ‘PAID’ hs, plus boxed ‘INLAND’…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20027
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1851 (2.1) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Calcutta, India to Mauritius. showing very fine unframed ‘Ship Letter’ hs in black with ‘MAURITIUS/GPO/JA.2.1851’…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 20028
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1852 (8.6) Folded letter sheet from Port Louis via ‘Per Caraclue’ to Calcutta, struck by superb circular ‘PAID’ and straight line ‘Ship Letter’, with additional…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20029
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1854 (7.5) Incoming stampless envelope from Pointe de Galle, Ceylon, via steamer ‘Per steamer Chuan via Ceylon’ to Port Louis, bearing double oval ‘PACKET…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20030
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1854 (10.6) Stampless entire from Mauritius to Geneva, Switzerland, showing clear black oval ds ‘PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS’, with red boxed ‘COLONIES/&atART.13’,…
Estimate: 80 – 120 GBP
Lot 20031
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1854 (6.7) Locally sent stampless entire from Souillac to Port Louis, bearing framed ‘SOUILLAC/JL.06.1854’ ds, with numeral ‘3’ in two concentric circles,…
Estimate: 300 – 400 GBP
Lot 20032
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1855 (12.4) Folded letter sheet incoming from Calcutta via ‘via Galle/per S.V. Bombay’ and Mauritius to St. Denis, Ile de Reunion, bearing double oval…
Estimate: 500 – 800 GBP
Lot 20033
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1855 (14.7) Folded entire from Port Louis and headed ‘Mauritius 14th July 1855, via steamer ‘Per Bunnymide via Bombay’ to Calcutta, presumably carried…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20034
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1855 (11.5) “Pipon Bell” entire letter from Melbourne, Australia to Mauritius. showing very fine unframed “Late Received” hs in black with MAURITIUS/GPO/JY.9.1855…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 20035
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1856 (1.4) Small neat envelope sent locally from Pamplemousse to Port Louis, bearing bevelled framed ‘Pamplemousse/AP1.1856’ with boxed ‘PAID’ alongside,…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20036
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1856 (17.2) Small mourning envelope from London, England to Mauritius, franked GB Embossed 6d tied by London numeral in oval bars and ‘PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS/FE.17.1856’…
Estimate: 150 – 200 GBP
Lot 20037
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1857 (21.5) Folded entire from Port Louis via ‘Steamer Ireland’ to Bordeaux, France, bearing despatch red ‘PACKET’ boxed hs on reverse, with neatly struck…
Estimate: 100 – 150 GBP
Lot 20038
Mauritius » Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History
1863 (9.10) “Pipon Adam” entire letter from St. Dennis, Reunion to Mauritius. showing very fine unframed “Late Received” and “Ship Letter” hs in red with…
Estimate: 200 – 300 GBP
Lot 20039
Mauritius » GB Used in Mauritius
1862 (Jun 9) Envelope to Dublin with GB 1855-57 6d pale lilac, wmk Emblems tied by “B53” numeral and Dublin cds, red “1 1/2d” hs, reverse with Mauritius…
Estimate: 15’000 – 20’000 GBP
Lot 20040
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE1d orange-vermilion, BLOCK OF SIX, positions 1-6, good to very large all round except bottom left and right, all cancelled by…
Estimate: 80’000 – 100’000 GBP
Lot 20041
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
2d indigo-blue used pair from positions 5-6, with good to huge margins, barred circle cancels, some light creasing not detracting from the appearance of…
Estimate: 20’000 – 30’000 GBP
Lot 20042
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED2d deep blue unused left marginal with fine to huge margins, from position 4 on the plate, rich deep colour from the scarce indigo…
Estimate: 30’000 – 40’000 GBP
Lot 20043
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
2d deep blue unused with large to very large margins, from position 6 on the plate, rich deep colour, thinned but not affecting the lovely appearance…
Estimate: 10’000 – 15’000 GBP
Lot 20044
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Earliest Impressions (SG 3-5)
2d deep blue, position 3, large to very large even margins and neatly tied by bars cancel on folded cover to Bordeaux, with ‘MAURITIUS GPO’ crown cds and…
Estimate: 20’000 – 30’000 GBP
Lot 20045
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
1d vermilion, position 2, close to good margins, used with clear central target cancel, some usual toning, corner thin, very fine appearance and rare (SG…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Lot 20046
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
1d vermilion, position 3, large even margins all round, used with clear central rare ’13’ numeral cancel of Grand River, some usual toning, minor cnr crease,…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 GBP
Lot 20047
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
1d vermilion, horizontal pair, position 5-6, close to very large uneven margins, used with two strike of the ’14’ numeral cancel from Rivière du Rempert,…
Estimate: 4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Lot 20048
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
1d vermilion, horizontal pair, position 8-9, good to large margins, used, some usual toning, very fine for the rare used pair (SG £15’000+)Expertise: Signed…
Estimate: 4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Lot 20049
Mauritius » 1848-59 Post Paid Issue » Early Impressions (SG 6-9)
1d vermilion, position 10, close to very large margins, used with ’14’ numeral cancel, tiny filled thin spot and crease in margin top right, some usual…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 GBP