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1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair), Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's & Shanghai arrival c.d.s.

1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair), Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's & Shanghai arrival c.d.s.

1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair) SG.216 & 219, tied by Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's with Shanghai arrival c.d.s. on reverse for Feb 26th, then re-directed to the London Provincial Bank with the addition of the Hong Kong 2c green (2), cancelled by a single strike of the Shanghai c.d.s. for Mr.5.03 with another faint strike on both the 1d scarlet. Fabulous re-directed mail from a scarce destination. Extremely rare.
SG: 216 SKU: 02370
Price: £500.00
1842 entire Glasgow to Bonaw bears Maltese Cross

1842 entire Glasgow to Bonaw bears Maltese Cross

1842 unstamped entire Glasgow to Bonaw with superb strike of black MC, red m/s '1' indicating postage paid (1d) but charged '2'(d) postage due on arrival with boxed BONAW handstamp for Ap.22.42. The postmaster at Bonaw was well known for playing about with his date stamps. Superb cover.
  SKU: 00199
Price: £450.00
1890 Lord Chamberlain envelope

1890 Lord Chamberlain envelope

Official pre 1890 envelope showing top right a circular embossed impression with a green background 'LORD CHAMBERLAIN' printed by Wantzen Ltd. of Islington - envelope makers for Waterlows.
  SKU: 00496
Price: £250.00
1893 stationery envelope illustrated used in Brighton

1893 stationery envelope illustrated used in Brighton

1893 1d pink stationery envelope used locally in Brighton Dec.20.93 with a silhouette of a 'winged postman' with his sack marked GPO, alongside a gallows with addressed small envelope hanging. Very unusual, Ex Shaida.
  SKU: 00329
Price: £220.00
1855 Nov 26th SPECIMEN Proof sheet, 1s, 6d & 4d dated dies optd SPECIMEN

1855 Nov 26th SPECIMEN Proof sheet, 1s, 6d & 4d dated dies optd SPECIMEN

1855 Nov 26th SPECIMEN Proof sheet showing QV 1s, 6d & 4d dated dies optd SPECIMEN in black, some minor creasing. Scarce.
  SKU: 03906
Price: £200.00
1856 envelope Leeds to Bayonne, France, 4d carmine Medium Garter

1856 envelope Leeds to Bayonne, France, 4d carmine Medium Garter

1856 envelope from Leeds to Bayonne, France, franked 4d carmine Medium Garter (SG.63), tied by fine sideways duplex of Leeds, obverse also bears 'PD' in red, reverse with transit & arrival marks. (SG.63 - Cat. £1100 on cover)
SG: 63 SKU: 02038
Price: £150.00
1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac

1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac

1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac, well tied & clearly accepted for postage. Unusual commercial usage & fine quality.
  SKU: 02743
Price: £150.00
1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires

1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires

1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires, franked 1s pair & 5r re-engraved seahorse (2), tied by London c.d.s's, reverse bears French transit 'Porf Aerien' c.d.s's for 20.7.35 & Buenos Aires receiver
  SKU: 03549
Price: £130.00
1892 Murray & Co advertising envelope to USA

1892 Murray & Co advertising envelope to USA

ADVERTISING 1892 1d lilac & 3x ½d vermillions from London Jy 18 92 to the USA - the 1d lilac being cancelled by a London Hoster. Affixed to an 'all over advertising envelope in brown for Murray & Company - our favourite sweet - caramels.' Superb cover.
  SKU: 00105
Price: £125.00
1883 illustrated envelope front - London to Long Island

1883 illustrated envelope front - London to Long Island

SG159 1883 3d on 3d lilac Pl.21 (KC) Wmk. Crown. Envelope front with a wonderful pen & ink drawing of a man, apparently with a huge moustache, enjoying a smoking pipe! Sent from LONDON to LONG ISLAND cancelled by 'GRACECHURCH ST L 1' Late Fee hexagonal duplex for 12.AP.83.
SG: 159 SKU: 00330
Price: £125.00
1891 hand painted watercolour (Black Mouthed Dog Fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted watercolour (Black Mouthed Dog Fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front, franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F. H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of the 'Black Mouthed Dog Fish'
  SKU: 01806
Price: £120.00
1891 hand painted watercolour (Huso fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted watercolour (Huso fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front, franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex top F. H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of the 'Huso' fish.
  SKU: 01808
Price: £120.00
1891 hand painted watercolour (Millers Thumb fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted watercolour (Millers Thumb fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front, franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex for June 6th to F. H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of the 'Millers Thumb' fish
  SKU: 01815
Price: £120.00
1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring

1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring

1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring 'Publishers of the Permanent Stamp Album Brighton', cancelled Preston, Brighton. Scarce.
  SKU: 02094
Price: £120.00
1908 watercolour illustrated envelope Cardiff to London

1908 watercolour illustrated envelope Cardiff to London

1908 envelope from Cardiff to London bears watercolour of lady seated on fence, franked pair ½d Edwards, tied Cardiff c.d.s's for Oct.19.08.
  SKU: 00347
Price: £100.00
1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope

1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope

1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope advertising 'PENNY POSTAGE LINKS THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES OF THE WORLD,' franked KEVII 1d, tied London c.d.s. addressed to Fall River, Mass, USA, receiving mark on reverse.
  SKU: 03124
Price: £100.00
Advertising Rings - QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused

Advertising Rings - QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused

Advertising Rings QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused, minor tones, Huggins AR132. Scarce.
  SKU: 03905
Price: £100.00
1890 hand painted water colour (two insects) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted water colour (two insects) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of two insects.
  SKU: 01741
Price: £95.00
c1890 hand painted water colour (three beetles) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

c1890 hand painted water colour (three beetles) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

c1890 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears fine hand painted watercolour of three beetles.
  SKU: 01743
Price: £95.00
1890 hand painted water colour (Rashliegh Shark) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted water colour (Rashliegh Shark) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 Mourning (black edged) cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex, bearing a fine hand painted watercolour of a Rashliegh Shark.
  SKU: 01745
Price: £95.00
1891 hand painted water colour (flower) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted water colour (flower) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of a flower.
  SKU: 01746
Price: £95.00
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