Lot 370Sierra Leone, 1884, Queen Victoria, 4d brown, Crown CA watermark, cancelled by barred "B31", red "Sierra Leone Paid MR 10 85" backstamp on cover to Erie Penn., red Liverpool Br. Packet (3.30) transit, New York Paid All (4.12) backstamp, accompanied by original letter on "Flagship Lancaster" stationery, fascinating contents to parents regarding travels to Gibraltar, Tangier, Santa Cruz (Canary Is.) and onwards to Liberia and Congo, mentions the locals, West India Regiment and low cost of fruits, Very Fine. SG No. 33.
Scott No. 30 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 371 oMalaysia: Straits Settlements, 1892, Queen Victoria, 25¢ purple brown & green, repaired "S", watermarked Crown CA, town cancel, strong colors, Very Fine, a very scarce variety; with 2020 A.P.S. certificate. Scott No. 86a var.
SG No. 103b £750 ($980).
Lot 372Tonga, Tin Can Mail Covers, 1943-47, group of six covers; includes three oversized photo illustration covers (one registered), registered censored cover mailed in 1943 and delivered in 1945, 1947 evacuation cover with manuscript cancel, and a local "All stamps destroyed by eruption. September 9th, 1946" cover, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 373South African States: Zululand, 1894, Queen Victoria, 4s green & carmine, well centered, tied by "Eshowe, No 19, 97" cds on registered O.H.M.S. cover to Hempstead, N.Y., London transit oval date stamps and reverse with "Durban, Natal", N.Y. transit and receiving cds's, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare on cover usage of the 1894 4sh QV high value. Scott No. 22.
SG No. 27 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.