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GB706) Great Britain 1855/7 Queen Victoria 6d Pale Lilac Thick Paper SG 70b. Fine lightly used example with Duplex No. 11 cancel. Cat. £425, price $325
 
GB707) Great Britain 1855/7 Queen Victoria 6d Pale Lilac Inverted Wmk. SG 70Wi. Fine lightly used example with Barred Numeral 28 cancel. Cat. £400, price $295
 
GB709) Great Britain 1855/7 Queen Victoria 1/- Azure Paper, SG 73a. Nice fine used example of a rare stamp cat. £2000, price $1595
 
GB711) Great Britain 1862 Queen Victoria 9d Bistre, SG 86. Lettered J-T, T-J Fine lightly used example with full perfs, well centred. Cancelled by Duplex 28. Cat. £575, rare so fine, price $525
 
GB713) Great Britain 1865/7 Queen Victoria 9d Straw, thick paper SG 98a, lettered K-, D-K. Fine used full perf example cancelled by numeral 2. Cat. £850, price $695
 
GB725) Great Britain 1876 Queen Victoria 4d Vermilion plate 15, lettered J-E, E-J. Fine used full perf example cancelled by numeral 131. Cat. £525, price $395
 
GB736) Great Britain 1883 Queen Victoria 4d Dull Green SG 192. Fine used full perf. cds example lettered F-I, I-F, correct colour. Small part blue crayon in top margin.  Cat. £210, price $125
 
GB732) Great Britain 1883 Queen Victoria 9d Dull Green SG 195. Fine used cds example lettered G-A, A-G., correct colour. Blunt lower left corner perf. Cancelled by Southminster cds of FE 4 84.   Cat. £480, price $325
 
GB733) Great Britain 1883 Queen Victoria 1/- Dull Green SG 196. Fine used example lettered C-A, A-C., correct colour. Well centred with full perfs. Cat. £325, price $119
 
GB235) GB 1899 Halfpenny Postal stationery card, uprated by ½d Vermilion QV Jubilee to Dr. David Gill CB FRO, Director Royal Observatory  Cape of Good Hope, from The Royal Astronomical Society. Cancelled by London W 29 Duplexes of DE 12 99, and with Observatory Road C.G.H. cds of DE 30 99. A very quick sea journey, which today still takes 16 days! David  Gill was one of the most remarkable astronomers in the history  of Southern African Astronomy.  When Gill took over,  the Observatory was outdated.  He set out to modernise the facility and when he retired, the Cape Observatory was one of the finest and best equipped observatories in the world.  Gill pioneered astro photography and did an incredible amount of work towards establishing photographic catalogues of the Southern Sky. He was also a remarkable person outside of the field of astronomy. On 18 May 1869, at age 26 in a time when photography was still in its  experimental stage, Gill took a picture of the Moon. It can safely be said that it was this achievement – the photograph  was an excellent one, even by later standards – which drew attention  to the young amateur and started him off on the career, which was  to bring him international fame, and provide astronomers all over the world with a priceless new research tool.” A very rare survivor, price $295
 
GB233) GB 1901 2d Blue registered envelope to Robert Innes, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope. Uprated by 2 x ½d Green Jubilees and cancelled with cds’s of Royal Exchange Birmingham of FE 15 01, additionally Birmingham oval reg’d cds  on face of the same date plus London Hooded Registered cds in Violet of the following day. Reverse bears squared circle arrival h/stamp of Observatory Road, CGH dated MR 5 01. All clean strikes. Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. He was also the first astronomer to have seen the Great January Comet of 1910, on 12 January. He was the founding director of a meteorological observatory in Johannesburg, which was later converted to an astronomical observatory and renamed to Union Observatory. He was the first Union Astronomer. Innes House, designed by Herbert Baker, built as his residence at the observatory, today houses the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Great Historical Item, price $495
 
GB247) GB 1902 1d UPU Postcard to Robert Innes, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope from Bookseller Bernard Quaritch, Piccadilly stating that books requested have been sold. The Quaritch book company still exists. Card is cancelled by clean strike of London W. squared circle No. 65  dated FE 7 02. Reverse bears transit cds of G.P.O. Cape Town, Cape Colony of 25 FEB 02 and arrival cds at Observatory Road C.G.H. of the same day. Another remarkably quick sea journey of 18 days, against today’s 16. Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes FRSE FRAS (10 November 1861 – 13 March 1933) was a Scottish astronomer best known for discovering Proxima Centauri in 1915, and numerous binary stars. He was also the first astronomer to have seen the Great January Comet of 1910, on 12 January. He was the founding director of a meteorological observatory in Johannesburg, which was later converted to an astronomical observatory and renamed to Union Observatory. He was the first Union Astronomer. Innes House, designed by Herbert Baker, built as his residence at the observatory, today houses the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Great Historical Item, price $295
 
GB240/242) GB 1901 2 x Halfpenny Green QV complete Wrappers to Reg. Sergt. Major Hubert Reynolds, Imperial Yeomanry at Green Point Transit Camp, Cape Town. Bother are cancelled by Daventry Duplexes of MY 22 & JU 4 01 respectively.  Green Point Common, Cape Town, during the Second Boer War was used as a transit camp for prisoners of war to be shipped to remote islands. Reynolds, Hubert 4894, Sergeant  37th Coy., 10th Bn. I.Y. is listed as a medal recipient for the Boer War. Scarce survivors, price $395 the pair.
 

GB251) GB 1902 Boer War small cover to a doctor at Boshof, Orange River Colony, re-addressed to  Paarl, Cape Colony. Bears ½d Blue green KEVII cancelled by London E.C. No. 63 cds of 1 MR 02with Boshof arrival cds of AP 1 02, plus "Passed Censor Kimberley W. Elton Major" circular cachet, plus small circular P in blue. Reverse bears various transit cds’s including Boshof, Paarl and Kimberley, 2 x cds’s of MR 22 & AP 9 to reflect the redirection. Scarce item, price $350
 
GB794) Great Britain 1924-26 watermark Block cypher inverted 1½d Brown booklet pane of 6 overprinted ‘CANCELLED’ type 28 SG Specialised NB14aav, fresh MUH, Cat £675, Price $999
 
GB793) Great Britain 1959 QEII Phosphor-Graphite issue 2d Light red-brown error Watermark St Edward’s Crown SG 605a, fresh MUH, Cat £200, Price $179
 
MGB178) Jersey 1969 Definitives, Inauguration MUH, Price $62.90
 
MGB176) Great Britain 1991 Stamp Sets MUH, Price $40.10
 

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Early June
End of Financial Year Sale - Part One
 
30% OFF EVERYTHING OTHER THAN NEW CATALOGUES, ALBUMS, STOCKBOOKS, & ACCESSORIES
  
Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual stamps, covers or sets are available on request.
 
Many smaller items, including a lot that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions
 
Postage and insurance extra, Free Within Australia above $500. We accept all cards and PayPal at no fee. Hours generally 9am – 4.30 Mon – Fri, but we will often answer the phone after hours.
 
All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee, EXCEPTING Collections, packets and mixtures, these may not be returned for any reason unless grossly mis-described.
 
EXCEPTIONS: There are no discounts on brand new catalogues or accessories.