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Outgoing Ship Mail
 
 
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Lot 7730
S.S. "Tacoma Maru" Mail, registered Weston cover to London franked by four 1d Edward VII postal stationery cut squares tied by two strikes of Ty. III cachet (S.G. C3), departed Tristan 1 April, 1922 and entered the mails with Rio de Janeiro / 9.IV.22" backstamp, endorsed "Registered" at top left and crossed-out as no such service was available from Tristan, opened for display, Very Fine.
SG C3; £275 ($430).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7731
S.S. "Norbrock" Mail, cover to Dublin, Ireland with Ty. II cachet (S.G. C2), departed Tristan 11 September, 1923 and entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquetbot / 19 Sep 23" datestamp, no postage due charges assessed or paid, opening tear through Capetown postmark., otherwise Fine; the "Norbrock" was one of five ships calling in 1923 while none at all called in 1924.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 7732
S.S. "Ramon de Larrinaga" Mail, cover to London with Ty. II cachet, departed Tristan 4 February, 1925 and entered the mails with "Durban / 13 Feb 25" backstamp, arrived in London with "4d / with.c." handstamp and 9 May c.d.s. tying 4d postage due, cover opened for display and with mended edge faults, Fine; accompanied by photo of the "Larrinaga".
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 7733
R.M.S. "Empress of France" Mail, clear Ty. II cachet ties ½d and 1½d George V to cover to England, departed Tristan 26 February, 1928 and endorsed as having been "Received / March 20 / 1928", Extremely Fine.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 7734
S.S. "Empress of France" Mail, cover to Tiverton, Devonshire with Ty. III cachet (S.G. C3), rated "1½d" due upon arrival, with ½d and 1d postage dues tied by "Tiverton / 20 Mr 28" c.d.s., Fine.
SG C3; £275 ($430).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 7735
S.S. "Author" Mail, cover to London with Ty. II cachet, departed Tristan 15 March, 1928 and arrived with "London / Apr 20, 1928 / Paquebot" machine postmark., "1½d / F.B." handstamps and ½d and 1d postage dues applied, with original enclosure mentioning a good crop of potatoes - unusual news from Tristan, cover a bit roughlt opened with a piece out at top center, Fine usage.
SG C2.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7736
S.S. "Baron Tweedmouth" Mail, portion of parcel wrapping to England with Ty. II cachet, departed Tristan 28 October, 1928 and arrived with 3d postage due tied by "Thongbridge / 20 De 28" c.d.s., Fine and rare usage, being one of two parcel wrappings known; parcels from Tristan usually contained islander's handicrafts sent in exchange for such outside "luxuries" as tea, coffee, tobacco or fish hooks sent by charitable souls in England.
SG C2.
Suggested Bid $250.
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Lot 7737
S.S. "Halesius" Mail, cover to Devon with Ty. II cachet, departed Tristan 14 May, 1929 and received with "London / Paquebot / 26 Ju, 29" datestamp and "1½d / F.B." due handstamp, but only 1d was collected at Axminster, postal inspectors marking on reverse, opened for display, Very Fine.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $200.
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Lot 7738
S.S. "Tymeric" Mail, cover to the widow of the former missionary Rev. Barrow in England with beautifully struck Ty. V cachet in blue, treated "compassionately" and delivered free of charge, Extremely Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7739
R.M.S. "Carinthia" Mail, cover to New York franked by pair 1½d George V tied by bold Ty. V cachet, ship attempted to call on 27 April, 1933, but the weather prevented this, another attempt was to have been made in late May, however the cover did not reach Tristan until 1934, probably on the "Atlantis", Very Fine; accompanied by illustrated letterhead enclosure datelined "May 26th, 1933"; mail on board the "Carinthia" to Tristan comprised 1,455 lbs. of letters and 1,861 lbs. of parcels and was nearly a year in transit!
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7740
Sailing Ship "Ponape" Mail, cover with choice blue Ty. V cachet to England, departed Tristan mid 1934 and entered the mails with bold "Singapore / 24 Se, 1934" backstamp and "T / centimes" handstamp rated "45" due and "1½d / I.S. / M" upon arrival in London, Very Fine; of the five ships calling at Tristan in 1934 only the date of the "Atlantis" can be established precisely, mail carried by the others can be distinguished by receiving cancels or manuscript. notations, the Singapore backstamp has been considered by most specialists to indicate carriage by the "Ponape".
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7741
S.S. "Empress of Australia" Mail, cover to South Africa with Ty. V cachet, departed Tristan 22 March, 1935 and arrived Capetown 13 April, the cover was first rated 3d due, but when its place of origin was recognized it was re-rated correctly at 1½d, ½d and 1d postage dues tied by Capetown 13 April and 13 May datestamps, cover opening tear at lower right, still a Very Fine and desirable usage.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7742
S.S. "Sylvia de Larrinaga" Mail, buff cover to Manchester franked with ½d and 1d George V photogravure tied by blue Ty. V cachet, cachet repeated at left and dated "5.5.35" in pencil by Rev. Wilde, representing the day he processed the mail; departed Tristan 28 December, 1935, dropped at Durban and carried on board the "Balmoral Castle" to England arriving 27 January, 1936 and endorsed as received on reverse the next day, Very Fine; with original enclosure datelined April 21, 1935 from Henry Green, then 70 years old, who writes "Mr. Wilde are a very nice man he are a grate friend of mine".
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7743
S.S. "Harmala" Mail, islander's cover to England franked by 1½d Jubilee tied by clear Ty. V cachet dated "29.1.36" above the cachet by Rev. Wilde on the day he processed it nearly seven months before it left the island, departed 11 August, 1936 and docketed on reverse "Received 15 / 9 / 36", some address ink slight water affected, still Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7744
Barquentine "Cap Pilar" Mail, cover to England franked by ½d and 1d Edward VIII tied by two strikes of Ty. V cachet, departed Tristan 31 January, 1937 and docketed as having been received 1 April 1937, Extremely Fine; the "Cap Pilar" was the last sailing ship the carry the Royal Mail flag.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7745
H.M.S. "Carlisle" Mail, islander's picture post card to England with Ty. V cachet, departed Tristan 28 February, 1937 and arrived with "London / Paquebot / 30 Mr 37" datestamp and mis-rated "1½d / F.B." due, correctly paid on arrival with 1d postage due tied by Devon c.d.s, Very Fine; message refers to Rev. Wilde's imminent departure.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7746
Training Ship "Suomen Joutsen" Mail, cover to Guernsey franked with 1½d Coronation tied by bold Ty. V cachet, this Finnish sailing ship departed 2 February, 1930 and shows violet ship's datestamp on reverse, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 16 Feb 38" datestamp, Very Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7747
H.M.S. "Milford" Mail, cover to England franked by 1½d George VI tied by bold violet Ty. VII cachet with "28-3-38" date added by Rev. Wilde, departed 28 March, 1938, backstamped in London on 22nd and 23rd of April, stamp with crease and cover with opening tears, Fine usage; accompanied by photo of the ship.
SG C9.
Suggested Bid $100.
Realized $90.
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Lot 7748
M.V. "Innesmoor" Mail, islander's cover to Manchester franked by 1½d George VI tied by Ty. VII cachet, departed Tristan 7 June, 1930 and docketed "Received July 19, 1938" on reverse, cover age spotting, Fine usage; with original enclosure datelined May 1, 1938 from Sam Swain, then the oldest man on the island at 81, requesting tobacco, and accompanied by a photo of him with a smoke.
SG C9.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7749
S.S. "Clunebark" Mail, islander's cover to Axminster, Devon bearing two strikes of Ty. VII cachet, departed 8 September, 1938 and dropped at Durban for onward transmission, arrived in England with "1½d / I.S.G." due handstamp and paid at destination with ½d and 1d postage dues tied by 10 Dec. Axminster datestamps, Very Fine.
SG C9.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7750
S.S. "Viceroy of India" Mail, passenger's cover to England with Ty. VII cachet, departed Tristan 12 February, 1939 and dropped at Cape Town receiving the bilingual paquebot machine cancel (the only known example on Tristan mail) and rated "T / 15c" due, arrived in England with "1½d / I.S.N." due handstamp and paid at destination with ½d and 1d postage dues, Extremely Fine; with original enclosure on ship's letterhead and picture post card of the ship.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7751
A.M.C. "Carnarvon Castle" Mail, cover to Folkstone with "Tristan / da / Cunha" manuscript indication of origin, departed Tristan 15 November, 1940 and entered the mails with mute South African "Paquebot" handstamp (date and "Capetown" excised), no evidence of censorship and treated "compassionately" with no postage due charged, some age spotting, Fine and scarce; with original enclosure datelined Oct. 27, 1940 and docketed "Received early in December, 1941".
Suggested Bid $250.
Realized $425.
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Lot 7752
S.S. "Dunottar Castle" Mail, cover to Folkstone franked by 1½d George VI tied by Ty. VII cachet, departed Tristan 5 April, 1942 and entered the mails with mute South African "Paquebot" handstamp ("Capetown" and date excised) and censor label, Very Fine; with original two page enclosure datelined April 1942 and docked as being received June 3, 1942 from islander Agnes Rogers who predicts "Hitler will not win because he does not believe in God" and mentions first sighting of an airplane and "now over 200 people on our island".
SG C9.
Suggested Bid $300.
Realized $475.
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Lot 7753
H.M.S.A.S. "Natal" Mail, cover to George, Cape Province with clear strike of Ty. VII cachet, departed 5 April, 1947 and backstamped "George / 15 Apr 47", not treated compassionately with 4d postage due charged, Extremely Fine postwar use of the Ty. VII cachet.
SG C9.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7754
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, illustrated cover for "The Tristan Venture, 1948" to New South Wales with 1d penguin label affixed, clear Ty. X cachet at upper right and Ty. VIII cachet illegally tying the label, departed Tristan 7 March, 1948 and entered the mails with "Capetown / 15 Mar 48" backstamp, arrive in Australia nearly six month later with "Cobar / N.S.W. / 28 Au 48" datestamp also tying the label, opened for display, Very Fine; one of a mere three known examples of the special Tristan Venture stationery; accompanied by the original illustrated enclosure, being an interesting letter from the captain of the "Pequena" Leslie Pettit datelined February 6th.
SG C10, C12.
Suggested Bid $500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 7755
H.M.S.A.S. "Transvaal" Mail, islander's cover to England with both Ty. VIII and Ty. X cachets, departed 30 January, 1949 and entered the mails with "Capetown / 2.II.49" datestamp, treated compassionately with no charges assessed, Very Fine.
SG C10, C12.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7756
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to England showing latest known use of Ty. VIII cachet, departed Tristan on the second 1949 visit 15 April and entered the mails at Capetown with "T" and "1½d" due handstamps, paid at destination with ½d and 1d postage dues tied by violet "Milford Haven / 18 May 1949" datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine; the "Pequena" made regular trips from South America to Capetown, it called at Tristan in 1948, four times in 1949, six times in 1950 and five times in 1951, only seven other ships' visits are recorded in those years.
SG C10.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7757
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, islander's cover to Manchester with Ty. X cachet, being from the ships third 1949 visit, departing 7th October, entered the mails with "Capetown / 14.X.49" datestamp and rated "T" and "1d" due, 1d postage due added and tied by Manchester Oct. 31st postmark, cover with vertical pocket fold and flap missing, Fine usage.
SG C12.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7758
S.S. "Caronia" Mail, passengers' cover to New York with clear Ty. X cachet (S.G. C12), entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 4.II.50" datestamp and rated "1½d" and "T / 10c" due, New York due arrival postmarks where pair of precancelled 2c postage due were applied, Very Fine; accompanied by picture post card of the "Caronia", the first cruise ship to call at Tristan in eleven years.
SG C12.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 7759
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to Bournemouth franked with 2 ½d Victory and showing Ty. X cachet, departed on the first 1950 visit 15th February and entered the mails with "Capetown / 22.II.50" datestamp tying the adhesive, fresh and Extremely Fine; the latest known usage of the Ty. X cachet.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7760
M.V. "Redbank" Mail, islanders' cover to South Africa with Ty. IX cachet dated 15 June 1950, departed 20 June, 1950 and entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 26.VI.50" datestamp, with 2d due charged on arrival and another 2d charged for forwarding, flap missing, Very Fine.
SG C11.
Suggested Bid $120.
Realized $80.
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Lot 7761
M.V. "Isolda" Mail, air mail cover to England franked with strip of four 1½d Gold Mine stamps and bearing a Ty. IX cachet dated 23.10.1951, exact date of second 1951 visit not recorded but entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 31.X.51" datestamps tying the adhesives, Very Fine.
SG C11.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 7762
Cruiser "Jeanne D'Arc" Mail, air mail cover franked by ½d, 1d, 1½d and 3d George VI tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 12 Fe 53" datestamps and bearing beautifully struck magenta ship's cachet, Very Fine and rare; though there is no record of any ship calling at Tristan in 1953, there are a number of covers cancelled early February 1953 consistent with a ship call in the period.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7763
M.V. "Tjispana" Mail, islanders' cover to England franked with ½d to 1½d second definitives tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 18 Ap 55" datestamps, departed April, 1955, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 7764
H.M.S. "Burghead Bay" Mail, islanders' cover to England franked with 3d tied by "Tristan da Cunha / Mr 17" datestamp without year slug, departed 6 May, 1958, Very Fine and scarce; the Tristan canceler with narrow spacing between "N" and "D" was left aboard the H.M.S. "Burghead Bay" when it called 20 January, 1958 and had to leave suddenly due to bad weather, it had the only year date slug, the wide-spaced canceler without year date had to be used until the "Burghead Bay" returned on 6 May, only about 25 covers are known showing the use of the canceler without year date.
Suggested Bid $180.
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Lot 7765
M.V. "Tegelberg" Mail, registered cover to Australia franked with six different 3rd issue values tied by 8 May datestamps, departed 11 September, 1960 and backstamped 13th and 14th October, registry ettiquette on reverse, with original enclosure from the administrator giving postal rates, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
Realized $50.
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Lot 7766
H.M.S. "Puma" Mail, first resettlement survey member's cover to Calshot camp in England with Ty. XII and Ty. XIII cachets as well as large magenta oval "Commanding Officer / H.M.S. "Puma"3 Oct 1962" ship's cachet from the first survey, treated "comassionately" hence no Capetown or due markings, cover with mended opening tear into one cachet and flap missing, Fine and rare usage; in September 1962 seven islanders plus Colonial Office representative Gerry Stapleford arrived to prepare the island for return of the islanders then in England.
Suggested Bid $150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 7767
H.M.S. "Tristania" Mail, second resettlement survey crew members cover to Calshot camp in England with Ty. XII and Ty. XIII cachets, departed 11 December 1962, arrived Capetown 18 December and endorsed received 3 February, 1963 by "headman" Willie Repetto who distributed the mail at Calshot, Very Fine; no Capetown markings as islander's mail was shipped in one parcel under cover.
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7768
H.M.S. "Puma" Mail, third survey cover with Ty. XII and XIII cachets to U.S.A., departed 16 February 1963 and arrived in Buenos Aires where upon it was forwarded to London where it received the "Post Office / Maritime Mail" machine postmark, endorsed received "3 / 22 / 63" on reverse, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 7769
M.V. "Boissevain" Mail, fifth and last survey islanders' cover to Calshot camp in England with Ty. XII cachet, written while en route with ship's cachet at bottom left, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 14.IV.63" datestamp and charged postage due, however this was rescinded on arrival in England, Very Fine; cachet Ty. XII was used alone since this was not a survey members' cover.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 7770
M.V. "Boissevain" Mail, cover to Germany franked with 6d Resettlement definitive tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 12 Apr 63" first day of issue postmark, departed 10 April, 1963, additional Brazilian franking tied by ship's cachets, Very Fine; one of the very few covers prepared with the new stamps to leave with the ship.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 7771
S.S. "Clan Macmillan" Mail, cover departing Dec. 13, 1919 to St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Is. franked with 1d George V tied by violet Ty. II cachet, arrived with "London / F.S. 55 / 30 Ja, 20" c.d.s. and straightline "Paquebot" handstamp, reverse with "Clan Macmillan / Dec 13 1919" ships cachet, vertical pocket fold and opened for display, Fine.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7772
H.M.S. "Dublin" Mail, islanders' cover to Dorset, England with clear Ty. III cachet, departed 24 March 1923 and entered the mails with "Durban / 26 Mar 23" datestamp and "Paquebot" and due handstamps, arrived in England with "1½d / F.B." handstamp and ½d and 1d Postage Dues applied on reverse, opened for display and harmless vertical pocket fold, Very Fine.
SG C3; £275 ($430).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 7773
R.M.S. "Empress of France" Mail, Great Britain 1½d paid reply postal card cancelled by beautifully struck "Tristan da Cunha / South Atlantic" Ty. II cachet, message side dated "May / 27" and written by Rev. R.A.C. Pooley, the resident missionary, it had to wait until 26 February, 1928 for onward transmission as the "Empress of France" was the first ship to call for eleven months, reportedly taking away only 54 letters and three packages, Very Fine.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $160.
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Lot 7774
S.S. "Duchess of Atholl" Mail, islanders' cover to Devon bearing twice struck Ty. II cachet, departed 29 February 1929 and arrive with "London F.S. / Mr 8, 1929" machine cancel tying 1½d 1924 Wembely, Very Fine usage; in January 1929, the London postal authorities decreed that mail from Tristan, paid or unpaid, was to be charged 1½d inland letter rate; accompanied by a picture post card of the ship.
SG C2.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7775
S.S. "Halesius" Mail, cover to New York showing mostly clear "Tristan de Cunha / South Atlantic" Ty. II cachet, departed 14 May 1929 and entered the mails with "London / Paquebot / 26 Ju 29" entry datestamp, not rated postage due by the office of origin or transit and no charge was assessed at destination, Very Fine.
SG C2; £425 ($670).
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7776
S.S. "Tymeric" Mail, islanders' ladies cover departing 12 February 1930 to Rev. Pooley in England bearing a well-struck blue Ty. V cachet, treated "compassionately" with no postage due charges, Very Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 7777
S.S. "Franconia" Mail, islanders' cover to England bearing a bold violet Ty. V cachet, departed March 1931 and entered the mails with "London / F.S. 72 / 24 Ap, 31" datestamp and "1½d / F.B." due handstamp, postal inspector's mark on reverse as the hunt for illegal Tristan overprints continued, opened for display, Very Fine; addressed to the widow of the former resident missionary who had left in 1925.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 7778
S.S. "Carinthia" and Sailing Ship "Ponape" Mail, George V 1d postal card cancelled by bold Ty. V cachet, the card's message indicates it was posted on board the "Carinthia" during its abortive call on 27 April 1933, the Tristan mail was then dropped at Capetown, reached Tristan on the "Atlantis" in February 1934 and was carried off by the "Ponape", / it does not show the Singapore backstamp as it was fully prepaid and arrived in England in October, 1934, corner crease, otherwise Fine and scarce.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7779
R.M.S. "Atlantis" Mail, cover to Scotland bearing violet Ty. V cachet and matching oval ships' cachet applied on the date of departure (19 Feb. 1934), franked by George V 1½d tied by "Paquebot / Posted at Sea" machine cancel, Very Fine; the Ty. V cachet returned to Tristan on the "Atlantis", some covers may have been prepared on board, receiving the Ty. V cachet before the handstamp was taken ashore.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7780
Sailing Ship "Ponape" Mail, islanders' cover with clear violet Ty. V cachet to Capetown from Frances Repetto with original enclosure datelined March 22 giving the population on Tristan as 160, "the largest population ever been", entered the mails with partial "Singapore / 24 Sp 1934" backstamp and postage due handstamps, treated compassionately in London with due charges obliterated, Very Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7781
Unidentified Ship Mail, cover to Umtata, Cape Province franked by South Africa 4d and 6d George V tied by Ty. V cachet, possibly carried by a French ship calling in November, 1934 or a whaler sometime later, entered the mails with "Durban / 28 Dec 34" datestamp and flown to Umtata, manuscript. "Durban / Received unregistered" notation, Very Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 7782
Unknown Ship Mail, cover to U.S.A. with clear Ty. V cachet, which, while not backstamped can be dated from the original enclosure which mentions the visits of the "Empress of Australia" on the "23rd of the previous month" (March) and the "Dutch Samerine" (21st March), departed Tristan 20 April 1935, Very Fine.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 7783
S.S. "Sylvia de Larrinaga" and S.S. "Harmala" Mails, cover franked by South Africa 2 ½d Parliament (creased prior to use) tied by "Johannesburg / 14 Dec 35" c.d.s. and flown to Capetown, then carried on the "Larrinaga" which called at Tristan on 28 December 1935, returned to sender via the S.S. "Harmala" which departed 11 August 1936, eight months later and backstamped at Johannesburg on 24th August, clear Ty. V cachet also ties the stamp, Very Fine; this cover evidently missed the only other ship in the period, the S.S. "Auditor", which called 7 Jan. 1936.
SG C6.
Suggested Bid $130.
Realized $80.
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Lot 7784
S.S. "Auditor" and S.S. "Harmala" Mails, post card franked by left margin vertical pair ½d George V Silver Jubilee tied by twice struck Ty. V cachet, carried from England to Durban on the "Warwick Castle," then via the S.S. "Auditor," reaching Tristan on 7 January 1936, the left Tristan on "Harmala" 11 August 1936; endorsed on reverse "Received back in September 1936", Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $75.
Realized $65.
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Lot 7785
S.S. "Harmala" Mail, cover prepared by the addressee, sent to Tristan where it received a Ty. V cachet, departed 11 August 1936 and arrived back in Surrey with ½d and 1d postage dues tied by "Epsom / 15 Se 36" datestamps, cover also bears a large straightline "Tristan da Cunha" cachet believed to have been applied by the addressee, fresh and Extremely Fine; Crabb mentions on page 222 that this unofficial cachet had, like a similar handstamp with stars at either end, been applied at Durban, but it is known on a Cutress cover carried on the "Ponape" which did not call at Durban.
Suggested Bid $150.
Realized $100.
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Lot 7786
H.M.S. "Carlisle" Visit, special cover to St. Helena with choice strike of Ty. V cachet, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 8 Mar 37" c.d.s. and "1d" due, light "St. Helena / Mr 14, 37" arrival datestamp, Extremely Fine; the "Carlisle," a British warship, called at Tristan on 28 February 1937, a total of 500 special envelopes were prepared for the use of officers and crew, each cover was signed by the Mail Officer and mail was dropped both at Capetown and London.
Suggested Bid $100.
Realized $70.
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Lot 7787
Training Ship "Suomen Joutsen" Mail, cover to England franked with set of Edward VIII ½d to 2 ½d tied by three strikes of violet Ty. V cachet and single strike of Ty. VII cachet, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 16 Feb 38" c.d.s., departed 2 February 1938 with violet ships' cachet on reverse, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 7788
M.V. "Innesmoor" Mail, uncommon usage to the Netherlands with clear strike of Ty. VII cachet, departed 7 June 1938 to England, then forwarded to Holland arriving with 25c postage due tied by "Rotterdam / 20.VII.1938" c.d.s., forwarded within Holland with pair of 10c postage dues tied by Vlissingen c.d.s., age spotting mostly on reverse, Fine usage.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7789
S.S. "Clunebark" Mail, islanders' cover to Hull bearing Ty. VII cachet, departed 8 September 1938 and dropped at Durban for onward transmission, arrived in England with "1½d / F.S." due handstamp, ½d and 1d (damaged prior to use) postage dues affixed and tied by "Hull, Yorkshire / 10 Oc 38" datestamps, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100.
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Lot 7790
S.S. "Franconia" Mail, special "World Cruise" picture post card franked by 1d George VI tied by Ty. VII cachet from a surprise visit on 1 February 1939, addressed to U.S.A. with no postage due charged, Extremely Fine; accompanied by a picture post card of the "Franconia".
Suggested Bid $75.
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Lot 7791
S.S. "Viceroy of India" Mail, inbound cover from the Netherlands with cachet depicting the island, endorsed "via London and further with S.S. Viceroy of India" at base and notation by ship's clerk on reverse states cover was received at Bombay and gives the 11 February 1939 date of the ships call at Tristan, Bombay backstamp, Very Fine; the sender was Jan Brander, author of the book "Tristan 1506-1950".
Suggested Bid $150.
Realized $110.
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Lot 7792
S.S. "Carinthia" Mail, cover to Capetown franked with pair ½d Springbok tied by bold Ty. V cachet, departed 5 March 1939 and arrived in Capetown, where the use of the Tristan cachet on the South African franking was considered illegal, thus a pair of 1d Dromedaris was applied as postage dues and tied by datestamps, Very Fine; accompanied by a picture post card of the "Carinthia".
Suggested Bid $150.
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Lot 7793
H.M.S.A.S. "Natal" Mail, islanders' cover to George, C.P. bearing clear violet Ty. VIII cachet, departed Tristan 6 April 1947 and rated "1½d " due on arrival in South Africa but treated "compassionately" at destination, Very Fine; with original two page enclosure from Susan Glass, who had been on Tristan during the war and mentions difficult conditions.
SG C10.
Suggested Bid $80.
Realized $80.
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Lot 7794
H.M.S.A.S. "Good Hope" Mail, islander's cover to Derby, England with Ty. VIII cachet, departed 11 January 1948 and originally rated "1½d" due in South Africa, treated "compassionately" on arrival with no postage due charged, docketed on reverse "Feb 1948", Very Fine.
SG C10.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 7795
H.M.S.A.S. "Transvaal" Mail, post card showing both the Ty. VIII and Ty. X cachets to South Africa, departed 30 January 1949 and entered the mails with "Capetown / 2.II, 1949" machine cancel, cachet datestamp of the "Transvaal's" commanding officer on reverse, Very Fine and rare; this is the first recorded ship to call since the "Pequena" in March 1948; only a dozen items are recorded with the combination use of Ty. VIII and Ty. X cachets.
SG C10, C12.
Suggested Bid $200.
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Lot 7796
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to England from the first 1950 visit departing 15 February and bearing a well-struck Ty. X cachet, franked with South Africa ½d and 1d George VI Coronation tied by "Capetown / Paquebot / 22 Feb 50" c.d.s., Very Fine; the latest known use of the Ty. X cachet.
SG C12.
Suggested Bid $75.
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Lot 7797
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to England from the fourth 1950 visit departing 28 September and showing a violet oval Ty. X cachet dated 22 September, rated 2d due on arrival in England where two pairs of ½d postage due were applied, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60.
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Lot 7798
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to South Africa from the first 1951 visit departing 5 February showing the Ty. X cachet dated on the same day, rated 2d due on arrival with postage due stamp applied and cancelled at destinationon 14 March, flap missing and notations on back, Fine usage.
Suggested Bid $60.
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Lot 7799
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover to England from the second 1951 visit departing 11 April, endorsed "no stamps available" and clear Ty. X cachet dated 20 March, rated 2d due upon arrival in South Africa, but no charges collected for transmission or forwarding to Scotland, Fine.
Suggested Bid $75.
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Lot 7800
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, islanders' cover to South Africa from the third 1951 visit departing 20 May and showing the Ty. X cachet dated 19 May, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 30.V.51" c.d.s. and "T / 2d" due charged and paid at destination, flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60.
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Lot 7801
M.V. "Isolda" Mail, air mail cover to England from the second visit late in 1951 (exact date not recorded) showing the violet oval Ty. X cachet dated 23 October, South African franking tied by two strikes of "Capetown / Paquebot / 31.X.51" c.d.s., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $60.
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Lot 7802
M.V. "Pequena" Mail, cover from the fourth 1951 visit departing 27 November and showing the violet oval Ty. X cachet dated 23 October, assessed 2d due at Capetown, but uprated to 2 ½d due on arrival in England where ½d and 2d postage due were applied, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $65.
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Lot 7803
M.V. "Pequena" mail, cover to England showing clear violet Ty. X cachet franked by 1d and 2½d Channel Is. Liberation, entered the mails with two strikes of "Capetown / Paquebot / 27.XII.51" datestamps tying the stamps, Extremely Fine; the latest known date of usage of the Ty. X cachet.
SG C11.
Suggested Bid $60.
Realized $45.
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Lot 7804
Possibly French Cruiser "Jeanne D'Arc" Mail, aerogramme to Scotland franked by 6d George VI tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 3 Fe, 53" c.d.s., Extremely Fine; a number of covers are seen dated early February 1953, though no ship is recorded calling at all that year!
Suggested Bid $60.
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Lot 7805
M.S. "Ruys" Mail, islanders' first day cover to a daughter in England franked by ½d, 2 ½d, 3d and 4d definatives, the "Ruys" called in January 1954 and was one of only two ships to do so that year.
Suggested Bid $50.
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Lot 7806
M.V. "Tjispana" Mail, islanders' cover to England franked by ½d, 1d and 1½d definitives tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 18 Ap, 55" datestamps, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $50.
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Lot 7807
Unrecorded Ship Mail, cover insufficiently franked at Tristan by 1d definitive tied by "Tristan da Cunha / 10 My, 55" c.d.s. to Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Beru Aug. 4th receiver and forwarded to London, Tarawa Aug. 10th transit backstamp, various due handstamps and 4d postage to applied on arrival in London; Extremely Fine and a wonderful usage.
Suggested Bid $80.
Realized $80.
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Lot 7808
S.S. "Caronia" Mail, islanders' cover to Capetown franked by 3d definative tied by "Tristan da Cunha / Fe 4" datestamp without year slug, departed 8 February 1958, flap missing, otherwise Very Fine; the Tristan canceller with narrow spacing between "N" and "D" was left aboard the H.M.S. "Burghead Bay" when it called on 20 January 1958 and had to leave suddenly due to bad weather, it had the only year date slug, the wide spaced canceller, without year date, had to be used until the "Burghead Bay" returned on May 6th, only about 25 covers are known showing the use of the datestamp without year date.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 7809
H.M.S. "Puma" Mail, unusual example of first Resettlement Survey mail, first cancelled on board the "Puma" on 2 October 1962, then transferred to the M.V. "Boissevain" with their 3rd October cachet, franked and postmarked in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 9th, sent registered airmail to Denmark and struck with both the Ty. XII and Ty. XIII cachets, Very Fine and unique usage.
Suggested Bid $170.
Realized $300.
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Lot 7810
M.V. "Boissevain" Mail, cover to England from the fifth (and last) Resettlement Survey written while en route back to Tristan and taken away 10 April 1963, entered the mails with "Capetown / Paquebot / 14.IV.63" c.d.s. and charged postage due, which was rescinded on arrival in England, ships cachet at lower right and Ty. XII cachet used alone, since this was not a Survey members' cover, opening tear mainly on reverse, Fine and rare usage.
Suggested Bid $75.
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