Auction Number 54 of G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History - 1977 Lots

by Argyll Etkin Limited
25th Apr 2024 from 10:30am BST
Argyll Etkin Limited
Argyll Etkin Limited
2nd Floor
1 Wardour Street
United Kingdom
0207 930 6100
Sale Description:
Auction Number 54 of G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

G.B Free Franks, St. Helena, Iraq, Ceylon,
India from the Cliff Gregory Collection,
Bhopal from the Salman Qureshi Collection,
Malaya from the Gordon Peters Collection,
India Air Mails, Malaya Crash Covers, Niger Coast,
Morocco Agencies, St. Kitts, Zanzibar Postage Dues
to be sold by Auction at:

Great Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street,
London, WC2B 5DA

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Philatelic Enquiries - Patrick Frost or Adam Cooke
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London, W1D 6PA
Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 2881
1 Wardour Street is located just yards from the old Swiss Centre (now M&Ms) in Leicester Square
The nearest Underground Stations are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square
Sale Dates:
25th April 2024 from 10:30am BST - Auction number 54 of G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Lots 1 to 999)
26th April 2024 from 10:30am BST - Auction number 54 of G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Lots 1000 to 1977)

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Philatelic Auctioneers’ Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale (1973 Revision)
Argyll Etkin Ltd., the auctioneers, exercise all reasonable care to ensure that all
statements as to cancellation, centring, colour, condition, date of issue, or of postal
markings, gum, margins, paper, perforation, printing, provenance, quality, sheet
position, status, usage, watermark, etc. in lot descriptions are reliable and
accurate, and that each item is genuine unless the contrary is indicated. However,
the statements are not intended to be, are not and are not to be taken to be,
statements of fact or representation of fact in relation to the lot. They are
statements of the opinion of the auctioneers, and attention is particularly drawn to
clause 5 of the Philatelic Auctioneers’ Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
(1973 Revision) set out below. Comments and opinions, concerning the
characteristics mentioned above, which may be found in or on lots as notes, lists,
catalogue prices, writing-up or any other means of expression, do not constitute
part of lot descriptions and are not to be taken as such unless they are made or
specifically verified by the auctioneers.
Clause 1
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be the purchaser thereof.
(c) If any dispute arises as to the highest bidder the auctioneer shall have
absolute discretion to determine the dispute and may put up again and
re-sell the lot in respect of which the dispute arises.
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(a) The bidding and advances shall be regulated by and at the absolute
discretion of the auctioneer and he shall have the right to refuse any bid or
bids. Note: where an agent bids, even on behalf of a disclosed client, the
auctioneer nevertheless has the right at his discretion to refuse any such
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an overseas purchaser, a reasonable time) from the date of sale; AND
(ii) proves that the lot is not genuine or was incorrectly described; AND
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in the same condition as it was at the time of sale; provided that the
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purchaser, extend for a reasonable period the time for return of the lot to
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to discharge the onus on the purchaser and shall be a ground for rejecting
the lot concerned.
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contain a collection, issue or stamps which are undescribed shall be put up
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(if any) faults, lack of genuineness and errors of description and numbers of
stamps in the lot, and the purchaser shall have no right to reject the lot;
except that, nothwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this sub-clause,
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items shall, as between the auctioneer and that person, be taken to form part
of the description of the lot.
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cancellation, centring, margins, perforation or other characteristic clearly
apparent from the illustration.
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