Warwick and Warwick

Warwick & Warwick December 2019 Stamp Auction

6th December 2019

In the final stamp auction of 2019 an 1840 Rainbow colour trial 1d in red brown shade sold for £960.

 

Penny Blacks were in demand with an 1840-41 assortment, offered in the auction at £800, reaching a remarkable £3,360. Surprisingly, a very unusual Penny Black entire sent from Paris to Hamilton, then redirected with a further stamp being added, failed to reach its reserve.

 

An 1867-83 £5 orange with a superb Glasgow cancel achieved £1,740 and a 1913 Seahorse £1 made £1,800. 

 

A 1929 Postal Union Congress £1 on cover sold for £312.

 

Foreign Countries

In the foreign section of the auction a China 1894 Dowagers 60th Birthday set made £720 and 9ca tete-beche pair from the same set reached £630.

 

Believed to be one of only 25 issued, a rare Macau 1940 New York World’s Fair 50a with inverted overprint sold for £480.

 

Famed for its skilled embroidery, the Swiss city of St Gallen produced the world’s first embroidered stamp for the Swiss Post Office in 2000. A mini sheet made up of 4 of the 5Sfr stamps within a border, sold for £84.

 

British Colonial

An Australia 1929 Universal Postal Union souvenir folder containing ‘cancelled to order’ Kangaroo issues to £2 sold for 960.

 

Amongst the unsolds was a New Guinea 1915-16 strip of 3 ½d green with ‘N.W.PACIFIC ISLANDS’ overprint showing the 3 settings of the overprint. With a catalogue value of £6,750 and an auction estimate of just £450 this was surely a missed opportunity.

 

Better known as a yachtsman, Sir Francis Chichester was also an accomplished aviator. In 1936 he completed a 21,000 mile flight from Sydney to London taking 41 days, with numerous stops on the way. A unique record of the flight sold in the auction, a large cover with stamps and local cancels from various stops on the way, addressed to Mr F.C.Chichester in Sydney, this remarkable item sold for £108.

 

By Phil Stowe

 

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