May 2011 Ebay Report

Top 3 Items of the Month

This 1s green as a single franking on cover is quite scarce. However, what makes it more interesting is that it is on a privately printed registered envelope from Stanley Gibbons, along with two of their red wax seals. If I’d had noticed this at the time I would have been more interested, but it fetched a good price at £72.96.

This large piece is unusual not only because it was sent from South Africa during the Boer War, but because it also has the customs declaration form alongside which is the first time I’d seen this before. It bears a 3d and 6d Jubilee tied by a “FIELDPOST OFFICE / BRITISH FORCES S. AFRICA” cds. Strong competition saw this fetch £178.45.

The past couple of months has seen one vendor put up a wonderful collection of cancellations and covers from Niger Coast and the British Levant. This unassuming pair are cancelled by the rubber parcel cancellation of Brass (in violet on the 2d and red on the 2 1/2d). Not only are they scarce cancels, but they’re also very attractive, and fetched £87.00.


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2 responses to “May 2011 Ebay Report

  1. Pingback: “Wellington” collection goes by mostly unnoticed | 1887jubileeissue

  2. Although I’ve used this line before on my blog before; “wait ages for a bus, and then two come along at once”, it is again very appropriate. In the Galerie Dreyfus sale of the “Wellington” collection in Basel (Switzerland) in June 2011, a large parcel piece with parcel post label and customs label was sold for €150 plus 20% commission. This one however was franked with a 1s green and carmine as well as a block of six and a single 2d green and carmine and two 1/2d vermilions. I was very happy with my purchase!!

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