Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022

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Category — Kuwait Postal History thru Malta

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2454
c
Sale 1270, Lot 2454, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1923-24, -1/2a, 1-1/2a, 3a, 4a King George V (1, 3, 7-8; SG 1, 3, 7-8). Singles of each value, all tied by "Kuwait Reg., 19 MAR 27" double-circle datestamps on registered cover to Moscow, Russia, registry label on reverse, London transit and Moscow arrival backstamps, cover with file fold and small cover tear at top, still Very Fine and scarce, the 9a paid the 3a surface, 3a overland fee, and 3a registration, ex Kiddle

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E. 400-500
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2455
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Sale 1270, Lot 2455, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1932, Sept. 30, Imperial Airways First Flight, London to Kuwait. Great Britain 6p tied by Holyhead Sept. 30, 1932 double-circle datestamp on flown cover to Kuwait, "First Flight" handstamp cachet, Basrah transit and Kuwait arrival backstamps, Very Fine, ex Kiddle

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E. 200-300
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2456
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Sale 1270, Lot 2456, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1933 Registered Air Post Cover to England. Kuwait 12a tied by Kuwait Jan. 19, 1933 double-circle datestamp with additional strike on reverse of registered flown cover to Sutton Coldfield, England, Air Post etiquette and registry label, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, ex Kiddle

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E. 200-300
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2457
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Sale 1270, Lot 2457, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1933 Fourth South American Flight (Sieger 223B). Kuwait -1/2a, 3a, and 4a tied by Kuwait Jul. 20, 1933 double-circle datestamps, used with Great Britain 5p horizontal pair tied by London Jul. 24 double-circle datestamps on registered flown cover to Pernambuco, Brazil, proper cachets and registry label, Pernambuco arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare, this is the first Zeppelin flight listed by Sieger for Kuwait which did not have many flights, about fourteen covers were thought to have been flown, ex Kiddle

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2458
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Sale 1270, Lot 2458, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1933, Dec. 13, Imperial Airways First Flight, Kuwait to Thailand. Kuwait Air Post -1/2a, 2a, 3a, and 4a tied by Kuwait Dec. 13, 1933 double-circle datestamps with additional strike on reverse of registered flown cover to Bangkok, blue flight cachet and registry label, Bangkok arrival backstamp, Very Fine, only seven to ten covers were flown, especially scarce with the 4a stamp, ex Donaldson and Kiddle

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E. 500-750
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2459
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Sale 1270, Lot 2459, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1933, Dec. 13, Imperial Airways First Flight, Kuwait to Singapore. Kuwait Air Post 2a (2), 3a, and 4a vertical pair tied by Kuwait Dec. 13, 1933 double-circle datestamps on flown cachet cover to Singapore, Very Fine and quite rare with only 25 covers flown, especially scarce with the 4a stamp which catalogues $450.00 (£450) as used singles alone, ex Kiddle

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E. 500-750
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2460
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Sale 1270, Lot 2460, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaKUWAIT, 1934, Jul. 12, Imperial Airways First Flight, Kuwait to South Africa. Kuwait 1r tied by Kuwait Jul. 12, 1934 double-circle datestamp with additional strike on reverse of registered flown cover to Durban, South Africa, violet flight cachet and registry label, Basrah and Cairo transit backstamps

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO COVERS CARRIED ON THIS FLIGHT FROM KUWAIT. A MAJOR KUWAITI AIR POST FLIGHT COVER RARITY.

This cover traveled via Basrah and Cairo, then connected to London-Cairo-Nairobi-Salisbury-Durban. Ex Kiddle

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2461
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Sale 1270, Lot 2461, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaLABUAN, 1900, 4c Yellow Brown & Black, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (96a; SG 112a). Original gum, minor h.r., rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and in better condition than normally encountered of the few known, ex Frazer, Scott $1,450.00, SG £1,500

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E. 500-750
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2462
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2462, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaLEEWARD ISLANDS, 1938-51, -1/4p-£1 King George VI (103-115, 120-125; SG 95-114c). Mint N.H. blocks of four of the basic set of nineteen values, exceptionally bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, Scott $870.80, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2463
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Sale 1270, Lot 2463, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaMALAYA, Federated States, 1910, $25.00 Green & Orange (37; SG 51). Original gum, minor h.r. causing slight trace of gum toning, strong colors, Very Fine and scarce high value, Scott $2,200.00, SG £2,250

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E. 500-750
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2464
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Sale 1270, Lot 2464, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaMALAYA, Kelantan, 1937-40, 1c-$5.00 Sultan Ismail (29-43; SG 40-54). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh colors, Very Fine, Scott $1,011.00, SG £1,700

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E. 400-500
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2465
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Sale 1270, Lot 2465, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaMALAYA, Negri Sembilan, 1943, 6c on 5c Chocolate, Japanese Occupation, Overprint and Surcharge Doubled (N30 var; SG J268b). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at right, overprint and surcharge applied in one operation, second strike closely applied to first but fully inked and most clear along Japanese characters, well-centered, Very Fine, only one sheet of 100 printed, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, SG £600 as singles

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E. 300-400
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2466
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Sale 1270, Lot 2466, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaMALAYA, Selangor, 1895, $25.00 Green & Orange (41; SG 66). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceedingly well-centered, bold colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE 1895 $25.00 SELANGOR ELEPHANT HIGH VALUE.

Scott $4,000.00. SG £5,000

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E. 1,500-2,000
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2467
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Sale 1270, Lot 2467, Kuwait Postal History thru MaltaMALTA, 1919, 10sh Black (65; SG 96). Original gum, small h.r., precise centering with wide margins, deep shade and strong impression, Very Fine, a desirable original gum example of this popular high value, Scott $3,500.00, SG £3,250

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E. 1,000-1,500
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