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3107072 * 1873 2sk blue SG #1 mint large-part gum, Cat £1,100.
Lot 1360:1873 2sk blue SG #1 mint large-part gum, Cat £1,100.
440.00
2615174 ** 1902-03 'I GILDI/02-03' Ovpt P12½ 50a carmine & blue complete sheet of 100, SG #80, MUH, Cat £325++.
Lot 1361:1902-03 'I GILDI/02-03' Ovpt P12½ 50a carmine & blue complete sheet of 100, SG #80, MUH, Cat £325++.
240.00

ICELAND - Postal History

3128377  1942 (Feb 14) cover to Portugal with 1kr solo franking paying combined postage and airmail fee, stamp tied by Reykjavik datestamp, censored in UK with Type XIII 'OAT' cachet in violet (37x10mm, unframed with diamond shaped stops after letters) applied in Prestwick, UK. Probable route fully described in vendor's typed annotations. [This cover would have contained an 'undercover' letter for forwarding to Denmark. The addressee Dr Helgi P Briem was the Icelandic Trade Commissioner to Portugal. He accepted such letters from Iceland to forward to Denmark, direct mail having been suspended after Germany's 1940 invasion of Denmark, meaning that mail had to pass through a neutral country such as Portugal.]
Lot 1362:1942 (Feb 14) cover to Portugal with 1kr solo franking paying combined postage and airmail fee, stamp tied by Reykjavik datestamp, censored in UK with Type XIII 'OAT' cachet in violet (37x10mm, unframed with diamond shaped stops after letters) applied in Prestwick, UK. Probable route fully described in vendor's typed annotations. [This cover would have contained an 'undercover' letter for forwarding to Denmark. The addressee Dr Helgi P Briem was the Icelandic Trade Commissioner to Portugal. He accepted such letters from Iceland to forward to Denmark, direct mail having been suspended after Germany's 1940 invasion of Denmark, meaning that mail had to pass through a neutral country such as Portugal.]
420.00
3128378  1942 (Oct 20) cover to New York with 4k25a franking paying postage (45a), additional postage (20a) & airmail fee (3k60a) for item weighing up to 20g, stamps tied by Reykjavik datestamps, censored in UK with Type XIII 'OAT' cachet in violet applied in Prestwick. Likely route options fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
Lot 1363:1942 (Oct 20) cover to New York with 4k25a franking paying postage (45a), additional postage (20a) & airmail fee (3k60a) for item weighing up to 20g, stamps tied by Reykjavik datestamps, censored in UK with Type XIII 'OAT' cachet in violet applied in Prestwick. Likely route options fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
420.00
   
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