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Great Britain  1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.Great Britain  1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Proofs

1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.

£1950

Iceland (Courvoisier Proofs) An accumulation of 73 imperforate Flower issue proofs stuck down on pages from the companys archival records including 1958 unissued design of three progressive proofs and a final colour proof, four different final colours (16 proofs, this page inscribed ‘Helio-essais sans suite’) and with similar for issues 1960-62, 1964 and 1967, this with one set of four progressive proofs with red line through designs denoting not issued. Each of these stamps is unique, only one archive book was created.Iceland (Courvoisier Proofs) An accumulation of 73 imperforate Flower issue proofs stuck down on pages from the companys archival records including 1958 unissued design of three progressive proofs and a final colour proof, four different final colours (16 proofs, this page inscribed ‘Helio-essais sans suite’) and with similar for issues 1960-62, 1964 and 1967, this with one set of four progressive proofs with red line through designs denoting not issued. Each of these stamps is unique, only one archive book was created.

Iceland

Covers and stamps / Iceland / Proofs

(Courvoisier Proofs) An accumulation of 73 imperforate Flower issue proofs stuck down on pages from the companys archival records including 1958 unissued design of three progressive proofs and a final colour proof, four different final colours (16 proofs, this page inscribed ‘Helio-essais sans suite’) and with similar for issues 1960-62, 1964 and 1967, this with one set of four progressive proofs with red line through designs denoting not issued. Each of these stamps is unique, only one archive book was created.

£1750

Italian colonies (ERitrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to card with 10c. Postman, 15c. Telegraphist, unissued 75c. Portrait and 2L Lancer

Italian colonies

Covers and stamps / Italian Colonies / / Proofs

(ERitrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to card with 10c. Postman, 15c. Telegraphist, unissued 75c. Portrait and 2L Lancer

£315

Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with 5c. Postman and 1L. Camels plus unissued design of local female head values for 40c. and 50c.; fine and unusual.

Italian Colonies

Covers and stamps / Italian Colonies / / Proofs

(Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with 5c. Postman and 1L. Camels plus unissued design of local female head values for 40c. and 50c.; fine and unusual.

£375

Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with unissued 20c. Camel, 25c Askari, nissued 30c. Portrait and 2L Railway Viaduct, fine condition

Italian Colonies

Covers and stamps / Italian Colonies / / Proofs

(Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of four imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with unissued 20c. Camel, 25c Askari, nissued 30c. Portrait and 2L Railway Viaduct, fine condition

£335

Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of three imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with 35c. Lancer, 5L. Asmara Parliament and 10L. Camels.

Italian Colonies

Covers and stamps / Italian Colonies / / Proofs

(Eritrea) 1930 Soggetti africani group of three imperforated proofs affixed to thick card with 35c. Lancer, 5L. Asmara Parliament and 10L. Camels.

£335

French Levant (French Committee of National Liberation) 1943 Aid to Resistance imperforate proofs for a 5f+40f in red and top marginal 5f+40f in grey, the ‘40’ erased and “15” added in manuscript, unused without gum.

French Levant

Covers and stamps / French Levant / Proofs / Maps

(French Committee of National Liberation) 1943 Aid to Resistance imperforate proofs for a 5f+40f in red and top marginal 5f+40f in grey, the ‘40’ erased and “15” added in manuscript, unused without gum.

£115

France (Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 25c die proof in red and blue (unshaded background) on glossy paper with surround in both colours; small internal crease at top through ‘Olympia’, fresh hinged.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Proofs / Olympics

(Olympics) 1924 Paris Olympics 25c die proof in red and blue (unshaded background) on glossy paper with surround in both colours; small internal crease at top through ‘Olympia’, fresh hinged.

£325

Iceland (Olympics) 1948 London Olympics vignette proof in unissued colours, imperf marginal with small archival punch hole and ‘Waterlow & Sons Ltd/ Specimen’, fresh mint never hinged.

Iceland

Covers and stamps / Iceland / Proofs / Olympics / Waterlow & Sons

(Olympics) 1948 London Olympics vignette proof in unissued colours, imperf marginal with small archival punch hole and ‘Waterlow & Sons Ltd/ Specimen’, fresh mint never hinged.

£45

Australia (Queensland) 1890 Fourth Sideface issue Essay for the 2½d. value, imperf and showing the value tablets in top corners, printed in mauve on white watermarked ‘Queensland’ paper. Rare and attractive.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Proofs

(Queensland) 1890 Fourth Sideface issue Essay for the 2½d. value, imperf and showing the value tablets in top corners, printed in mauve on white watermarked ‘Queensland’ paper. Rare and attractive.

£395

Australia (South) 1890s postal stationery postcard Essay  hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression 1d. with Post Office, at left Kangaroo and Emu Arms and at centre ‘Proclamation Tree’, endorsed “Mancunius” at centre, central mounting remains, fine quality drawing.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australia / Postal Stationery / Proofs

(South) 1890s postal stationery postcard Essay hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression 1d. with Post Office, at left Kangaroo and Emu Arms and at centre ‘Proclamation Tree’, endorsed “Mancunius” at centre, central mounting remains, fine quality drawing.

£395

Australia (South) 1890s postal stationery postcard Essay (Amateur 13) hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression 1d. with Queen’s head  and heading with Aboriginal flanked by Emu and Kangaroo, endorsed “Amateur” at bottom right corner; a couple of pin holes and slight central thinning, a scarce essay with Aboriginal representation.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Ethnic / Postal Stationery / Proofs

(South) 1890s postal stationery postcard Essay (Amateur 13) hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression 1d. with Queen’s head and heading with Aboriginal flanked by Emu and Kangaroo, endorsed “Amateur” at bottom right corner; a couple of pin holes and slight central thinning, a scarce essay with Aboriginal representation.

£195

Australia (South) 1890s postal stationery wrapper Design Competition Essay with heading of ‘Newspaper Only’, hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression ½d. ship and at left Kangaroos below Tree, endorsed “Mancunius” at top; mounting mark on reverse and a little irregularly cut but showing fine penmanship.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Proofs / Wrapper

(South) 1890s postal stationery wrapper Design Competition Essay with heading of ‘Newspaper Only’, hand-painted in black ink on card with stamp impression ½d. ship and at left Kangaroos below Tree, endorsed “Mancunius” at top; mounting mark on reverse and a little irregularly cut but showing fine penmanship.

£225

Australia (South)1890s Postcard Design Competition postcard-size essay (Spero No. 29) hand-drawn in pencil on card with stamp impression halfpenny (Aboriginal mother with child in rural scene) and curved heading South Australia, endorsed in ink “Design for Post Card by “Spero”; some paper adhesion on reverse.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Postal Stationery / Proofs

(South)1890s Postcard Design Competition postcard-size essay (Spero No. 29) hand-drawn in pencil on card with stamp impression halfpenny (Aboriginal mother with child in rural scene) and curved heading South Australia, endorsed in ink “Design for Post Card by “Spero”; some paper adhesion on reverse.

£225

NIGERIA  (Southern) 1901-02 1/- frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 30 OCT 00 and at right BEFORE HARDENING

NIGERIA

Covers and stamps / Nigeria / Proofs

(Southern) 1901-02 1/- frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 30 OCT 00 and at right BEFORE HARDENING

£345

NIGERIA  (Southern) 1901-02 1d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 12 OCT 00 and at right BEFORE HARDENING.

NIGERIA

Covers and stamps / Nigeria / Proofs

(Southern) 1901-02 1d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 12 OCT 00 and at right BEFORE HARDENING.

£345

NIGERIA  (Southern) 1901-04 4d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 20 OCT 00 and BEFORE HARDENING at right

NIGERIA

Covers and stamps / Nigeria / Proofs

(Southern) 1901-04 4d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 20 OCT 00 and BEFORE HARDENING at right

£345

NIGERIA  (Southern) 1912 1d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 1 MAY 12 and at right BEFORE HARDENING

NIGERIA

Covers and stamps / Nigeria / Proofs

(Southern) 1912 1d frame die proof in black on glazed card, dated 1 MAY 12 and at right BEFORE HARDENING

£345

Australia (Tasmania) Proof of the Pictorial 1899-1912 issue, the 6d. Dilston Waterfalls in a left-hand marginal strip of three in grey-black, engraved De La Rue imperf plate proof, with cross in margin, affixed to 141 x 175mm card, manuscript reference at corner.  A couple of light tones not detracting.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Proofs / Waterfall

(Tasmania) Proof of the Pictorial 1899-1912 issue, the 6d. Dilston Waterfalls in a left-hand marginal strip of three in grey-black, engraved De La Rue imperf plate proof, with cross in margin, affixed to 141 x 175mm card, manuscript reference at corner. A couple of light tones not detracting.

£1645

Russia

Covers and stamps / Russia Zemstvo / Proofs

(Zemstvo – Soroki) 1898 3k. black imperf proof on thick ungummed card, the outer frame line complete on three sides, a fine hinged example.

£85