Paper Heritage : Railway Thematics : Illustrated Stock Lists : List NC4

Currently, these NC (for non-catalogued) lists are principally for thematic railway items which do not appear in the SG or Domfil railway catalogues or, sometimes, for items which are listed but for which an illustration will be particularly helpful. Items in these NC lists do NOT also appear in the text-only lists under the 'World Railway Thematics' heading on this website, so you need to view both to see our full railway thematic stock.

How to order: The image takes precedence over the text, if you find a discrepancy between the text and the image. Only the Scan Ref at the end of each listed item clearly identifies which stamp you are ordering, so it is vital that the full 'Scan Ref' is included with EVERY item you order, even if you discover occasionally that some number I have used is wrong! In the very few instances where two stamps are noted as being available, you may receive a similar item to the one shown. In all other cases, you will receive the actual illustrated stamp. Thank you.

SALES LIST:

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Algerian Railways

3Fr Philippeville Station Mint no gum, with minor flaw resembling a person in the street 5.00Scan Ref: NC4-Alg1

14f1/12F5 Oasis, variety short third obliterating bar of old value m/m 6.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Alg2

2F/1f9 Philippeville with variety Controle in Blue m/m 6.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Alg3

4Fr1/2F7, paler shade, m/m, Controle omitted 3.75 Scan Ref: NC4-Alg4

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Bangladesh

Pakistan 20p with provisional overprint applied at Jessore, overprint inverted u/m, minor toning. 24.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Bang1

Pakistan 20p with provisional handstamp, applied probably at Nara-Yanganj, u/m with a hint of gum tone. 7.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Bang2

20p TPO van overprint, SG O.49, u/m 2.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Bang4

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Belgian Congo

BCK 20K/20F with major surcharge shift, the only value in this set which I have ever seen with a major shift. u/m 70.00 Scan Ref: NC4-BCK1

BCK 50K/50F with boxed K.D.L. overprint, only listed in the catalogue on the 2K value, but occasionally seen also on the 50K. u/m, very scarce 120.00 Scan Ref: NC4-BCK2

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Bermuda

Picture Postcard, clearly used as the artist's source material for the 1996 60c (SG 758). Unused but inscribed in ink on the back : Bermuda Railway, Diesel passenger Car at main stop in Hamilton, 1936. Attractive and in fine condition. 11.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Ber

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Burundi

1984 Hamburg UPU Congress 65Fr (SG 1439) : EIGHT Imperf progressive proofs, u/m, a very fine and attractive group. 65.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Bur

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China

East China $5 SG EC325 with larger character obliterating the Japanese flag on the tower, Mint, no gum as issued, variety large character DOUBLE. 18.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ch4

East China $5 EC325 with variety 'no character obliterating Japanese flag' on the tower. Mint (no gum as issued) and a very scarce stamp. 100.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ch6

China - British Railways Administration : SG BR133(black surcharge), used at Tientsin, fine and entirely genuine. This stamp has recently been commanding ever higher prices, reflecting both its scarcity and perhaps a special interest in it. 225.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ch7

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Denmark

Cinderella item, steam train, which I believe to be from Denmark. No gum, thinned, 5.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Den

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Ecuador

1926 4c (SG 421) m/m, overprint inverted, with large vertical overprint shift. 9.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec10

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Ecuador Revenue and Telegraph Stamps :
The very attractive fiscal stamp of the Ferrocarril de Puerto Bolivar was the subject of several printings, identifiable by small shade differences. Specimen stamps were produced with each printing, each Specimen overprint being slightly different. Offered below are both Specimen Fiscals and the national Telegraph overprints applied to these railway revenues. The Specimens always have a small punch hole in addition to the overprint.

Fiscal Stamp, mint no gum (possibly used and cleaned) 4.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec12

Fiscal Stamp, mint no gum (possibly used and cleaned) plus the two most visually different SPECIMEN overprints, these both u/m (3 stamps) 9.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec11

Fiscal Stamp : Four different printings with SPECIMEN overprints, u/m, 11.50 (I have five 'sets' of these four stamps available, the four as pairs are available at 20.00) Scan Ref: NC4-Ec13

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The TELEGRAPH OVERPRINTS: These exist in Black or in Red, reading up or reading down, and the length of the overprint is either about 26 mms or between 31 and 32 mms. The final 'S' of 'TELEGRAFOS' is not infrequently weak or missing on the longer version of the overprint.

10c Tele, Black opt, 31 mms, reading down, used 5.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec1

10c Tele, Black opt, 31 mms, reading down, final 'S' all but omitted, used, a little grubby. 7.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec2

10c Tele, Black opt, 26 mms, reading down, used 10.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec3

10c Tele, Black opt, 31 mms, reading UP, used - foxing 6.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec5

10c Tele, Black opt, 31 mms, reading UP and DOWN, No gum, Rare. 35.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec6

10c Tele, Red opt, 26 mms, reading UP, used 12.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Ec8

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France

Nancy Expo 1927 Labels with steam train in five different colours, the orange stamp heavily thinned, the red stamp thinned, the blue stamp creased, but a useful group nonetheless m/m (5) 14.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Fr1

Roubaix 1911 Exhibition cinderella, with faults, m/m 2.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Fr2

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Great Britain

1971 Postal Strike Europa Mail Delivery 2/6 u/m (2 available for sale) 3.50 each Scan Ref: NC4-GB3

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Germany Russian Zone : Eilenburg

Train value optd EILENBURG u/m (hinged in margin) 3.00 Scan Ref: NC4-EIL1

Train value pair with both styles of overprint m/m toning 9.00 Scan Ref: NC4-EIL3

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Hong Kong

2006 Districts sheetlet/16 u/m (corner crease) 8.75 Scan Ref: NC4-HK

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Korea - North

SG N158, pair used on piece, Imperf x Perf, unrecorded variety, very rare, possibly unique 160.00 Scan Ref: NC4-NK3

As per SG N2667-70 Cromalin Proof sheet u/m of road signs including steam locomotive, bicycle etc., u/m, very scarce 37.00 Scan Ref: NC4-NK2

SG N2918-23 Cromalin proof sheet u/m, very scarce 32.00 Scan Ref: NC4-NK1

Pyongyang Label with steam loco, purpose unknown, ungummed, only example we have seen. 15.00 Scan Ref: NC4-NK4

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Mozambique

2001 Paul Delvaux paintings including train in a station (lower left stamp) sheetlet/9 u/m 7.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Moz

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Nicaragua

c.1904/05 5c Green Momotombo unused Postal Stationery Card mint, minor stains, uncommon 8.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Nic1

c. 1908 5c/10c unused Postal Stationery Envelope, some staining, uncommon 6.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Nic2

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Peru

Peru 1871 5c 'Trencito' very fresh m/m, very close top margin, just touching in places. These stamps usually have good side margins but rarely have both the top and bottom margins well clear, because of the way they were printed. Lovely colour and very fresh gum, scarce thus. 74.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Peru

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Ruanda-Urundi

SG 13 overprinted 'URUNDI'. The overprint is not very clear and appears nearest to the colour of the Havre overprint but I do not believe any of these were sent to the colony or would normally appear used. It is therefore probably a Tombeur overprint, made in the colony. Used examples of any of these provisional handstamped stamps are highly elusive. 75.00 Scan Ref: NC4-RU2

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Somalia

2004 Rowland Hill sheetlet/4 u/m 6.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Som

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Spain

1948 Railway Centenary label in Brown, Mint no gum, 8.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sp2

1948 Barcelona-Mataro Centenary, Biada in Red and Yellow, m/m 5.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Sp3

College for Railwaymen's Orphans, 10c in two styles of rouletting and printing. One is m/m, the other no gum, both have some creasing. Price for the two 8.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Sp4

College for Railwaymen's Orphans 50c, scarce. Used. 18.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sp5

50c Beneficencia Train stamp, m/m, in unissued Orange colour, overprinted Waterlow specimen and punch hole. This stamp was produced as a salesman's sample of Waterlow's printing skills. 28.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sp7

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Sudetenland

Forgery of the Reichenberg overprint tied to small piece 6.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sud1

Forgery of the Karlsbad overprint, used 5.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sud2

Forged pair of the Karlsbad overprint, used, 10.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Sud3

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Syria

Syria 6 Piasters Hejaz Railway Revenue stamp, steam locomotive, used, scarce. Pair shown, some perf splitting. Available as a pair for 135.00 or at 75.00 for the left stamp, 70.00 for the right stamp. Scan Ref: NC4-Syria3

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Thrace

Thrace SG 25 used on small piece, overprinted on the Bulgarian stamp showing the Railway Bridge at Turnovo, scarce stamp 50.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Thrace

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Turkey

Note: SG A57-A62 are all Hejaz Railway revenue stamps surcharged for postal use. SG A57 shows a steam train.

SG A57 u/m Block/24 (6x4), no major varieties spotted but many minor variants due to defective type-face, a lovely frontispiece for an album perhaps, fine and fresh 32.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T2

SG A57 Mint no gum with an overprint shift, producing the first character of the top line on wrong side. 1.50 Scan Ref: NC4-T3

SG A57 m/m with damaged arabic '7' in '1337' 2.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T6

SG A57 m/m with broken second arabic 3 in 1337 1.75 Scan Ref: NC4-T7

SG A57 m/m with defective top line of overprint, some rough perfs, 2.25 Scan Ref: NC4-T10

SG A59 used (two shown) 2.25 each Scan Ref: NC4-T12

SG A59 u/m strip/3 with both overprints unusually low 27.50 Scan Ref: NC4-T13

SG A61 m/m 2.25 Scan Ref: NC4-T14

SG A61 u/m pair very fresh 11.50 Scan Ref: NC4-T15

SG A61 u/m 5.25 Scan Ref: NC4-T18

SG A62 m/m 5.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T19

SG A62 used 4.50 Scan Ref: NC4-T20

SG A62 bisected on small piece, scarce 25.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T21

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SG A86 (no gum) and A87 (m/m), the two types (2) 2.25 Scan Ref: NC4-T26

1930 Sivas 2.5K/3K (SG1105) u/m, light crease, variety comma instead of stop after D (D,Y.) 6.75 Scan Ref: NC4-T22

1930 Sivas 2.5K/3K (SG1105) u/m (minor variety for which no premium has been applied - square and round stops after D.Y.) 5.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T24

1930 Sivas 6K/7K, pair, one with surcharge error 9K/7K, the most important error in the set, in a pair, fine u/m 34.00 Scan Ref: NC4-T25

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U.S.A. Locals

BROADWAY train issue, the Samuel Allen Taylor forgery, identifiable by the curved post behind the driver, Mint no gum, cut to shape 6.50 Scan Ref: NC4-USA1

BROADWAY train issue, forgery type 'B' (loco's wheels on the third line of the engraving), mint no gum, some thinning at bottom left 12.50 Scan Ref: NC4-USA2

BROADWAY train issue, forgery, mint no gum 8.00 Scan Ref: NC4-USA3

W WYMAN train issue, forgery of the type where the '0' of '20' touches the frame line, heavily thinned 7.50 Scan Ref: NC4-USA4

W WYMAN train issue, forgery of the type where the '3' of '3 Wall Street' is mirror image, but this has obvious error has been surface rubbed clear on this example, mint no gum, 13.00 Scan Ref: NC4-USA5

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Uruguay

SG P.272, gummed on back but also partly on the front, leading to a faulty printing of the design, m/m (1) 3.00 Scan Ref: NC4-Urug

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VICTORIA (Australian State)

QV period letter card, some of the selvedges removed, otherwise fine unused. There are about three different printings of this card with variations in the inscriptions. 8.50 Scan Ref: NC4-Vic

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