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This auction took place on 12 November 2009. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 134 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • Postal History Collections & Accumulations
Used (on letter or envelope)
1806-1908 group of eleven covers incl. Pre stamp Scottish marks of JOHNSTONE & INVERARY. 1856 cover franked 1d Stars (2) cancelled boxed 'QUEEN/STREET' Scots local, 1856 to Hamburg franked 4d Small Garter pair (SG. 62) straight edge along top, tied London district cancels etc. (11) £80.00 £72.00
1351   Used (on letter or envelope)
19th-20th Century large assembly of EL's, covers, p.s. cards & postcards mainly addressed to Northumberland, all reigns represented. A few early British Commonwealth items, telegrams, official cachets & PO registered letter receipts. Most interesting to view. £100.00 £120.00
1352   Used (on letter or envelope)
Box containing approx 500 covers KEVII to KGVI period incl. stationary, censored mail, single, multiple & mixed frankings, pmk interest etc. £100.00 £110.00
1353   Used (on letter or envelope)
Ditto as above, a similar lot. £100.00 £100.00
  • England
1355   Used (on letter or envelope)
18th Century EL's addressed to Alnwick or Newcastle upon Tyne with many different marks, s/line Alnwick, Berwick, Belford & horseshoe type, NEW/CASTLE mileage 272 NEW/CASTLE DURHAM types & others incl. BER/WICK in circle & s/line Morpeth. Mixed condition. (65) £90.00 £160.00
1357   Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND 18th Century EL's addressed to Alnwick or Newcastle upon Tyne with similar postmarks. Mixed condition. (60) £75.00 £98.00
1358   Used (on letter or envelope)
19th Century EL's mainly addressed to Alnwick with many different marks incl. Felton UDC, Alnwick s/line, mileage marks Alnwick & Newcastle, cursive Belford & others, London hand stamp in red & black & BERWICK/340 in circle etc. Odd PENNY POST mark & Newcastle TOO LATE noted. (77) £90.00 £105.00
1359   Used (on letter or envelope)
19th Century EL's similar to previous lot. (82) £90.00 £90.00
1360   Used (on letter or envelope)
19th Century EL's, a similar larger assembly. (88) £100.00 £80.00
  • Scotland
1365   Used (on letter or envelope)
19th Century correspondence to Falkirk from mainly Scottish sources, good for variety cross border 'ADDL ½' tax marks. Mixed condition & with some additional ephemera. (85) £80.00 £84.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1860 1d Star Spec C10 on cover from Galashiels to Kelso tied by Galashiels numeral with missing number & Galashiels c.d.s. on reverse. Cover has tear at top, still most unusual. £100.00 £110.00
  • Illustrated covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
(Advertising covers) 1896-1900 five Schultze Gunpowder full back advert covers in orange (2), grey blue (2) & black, 1899 Nobels Sporting Ballistite (Cartridge), 1897 The General Electric Co Ltd London, 1884 W Bell & Co (organs), 1890 wrapper from Water Filters by Lipscombe of Temple Bar, 1891 Competition Guide, 1894 Belfast & Northern Counties Railway (flap embossed), 1899 Nobels Sporting Balistite, 1901 Ruben Heaton & Sons Fishing Tackle, QV wrapper advert for Flaggeollet & Co, Household Furniture Removers etc. Also 1901 similar advert on ½d brown wrapper. Valuable lot. (15) £450.00 £390.00
  • Maritime
Used (on letter or envelope)
1850 Entire Letter bearing BLUE-GREEN 'SHIP LETTER/NEWCASTLE TYNE' mark on 1d RED COVER EX GERMANY. remarkable 27th April 1850 EL (some wear & a few closed tears but not unattractive) from 'Harburg' (near Hamburg) to Newcastle but franked by an uncancelled GB imperf. 1d red (4 close margins) - probably put on by sender, a newly arrived school teacher, in the hope that the ships captain would post it on arrival. The Captain probably wanted his fee for delivery to the P.O, so there is a mostly very fine rare blue-green 'SHIP LETTER/NEWCASTLE TYNE' (Rob S3, sole example recorded in this colour by Tarbeart) on the front, matching the very fine c.d.s. on the top flap & the 1d stamp was wasted, the letter being charged '6', the full incoming Ship Letter rate for this route. The only example of this rare mark recorded other than the few black examples of 1869-71. Important Exhibition item. (1) £800.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1911 PPC of cruise ship S Y Ceylon addressed to London, with KEVII GB 1d rate, tied Newcastle upon Tyne c.d.s. & two strikes of two line SHIP LETTER/NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE. (1) £120.00 N/S
  • Military
1370   Used (on letter or envelope)
1914-later WWI/WWII Forces mail, active service envelope & censored covers with A.P.O marks, Field Service postcards, A.P.O SZ 15 & 17 use in Egypt, also WWII Forces Airmail Letter Cards incl. pictorial Christmas Air Letter 1945, much Egypt again. (13) £45.00 £45.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1916 WWI cover franked KGV 1d with six sided PASSED FIELD censor mark & rare 'BY KING'S MESSENGER' h/stamp in red, addressed to Earls Court. (1) £140.00 N/S
1372   Used (on letter or envelope)
WWI-WWII POW stationery, German & GB notably 1944 airmail 3d postcard to internee in China, with message (has central crease). Condition overall mixed. (4) £60.00 N/S
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
Used (on letter or envelope)
1844 12th April edition of 'The Times' newspaper addressed to 'Providence, Rhode Island' & bearing 1841 2d blue Pl. 3 SH-TH vertical pair good to large margins, close but not cut into upper right side, tied by No 4 IN MALTESE CROSS cancels. BPA Cert (2006) states adhesives lifted & replaced. Very rare & unique combination. £2500.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1849 part cover (front & back flap) from Sunderland to Hamburg, Germany, franked 1841 1d pair & 2d strip of three, both cut into in places, tied with barred oval numerals, backstamps for Sunderland, London transit & German oval mark. (1) £300.00 £280.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 cover from Uttoxeter to Canterbury, New Zealand franked cut to shape 6d Embossed, tied '827' barred oval numeral. Obverse bears hand stamp '2' & receiving marks of Wellington & Port Victoria. (1) £40.00 £56.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1858 envelope from India via Marseilles to London franked Indian 1a 92) & 4a cut to shape (all have faults) cancelled barred Irish diamond '237' numerals, then re-directed with a 1d Star. Obverse bears INDIA/PAID boxed mark & London/Paid c.d.s. & several back stamps. Attractive cover. (1) £150.00 £660.00
1377   Used (on letter or envelope)
1861 cover from Leeds to Bombay, India franked 1d Stars, 2d Pl. 8 & 6d lilac SG. 70, tied Leeds duplexes. Attractive three colour franking. (1) £30.00 £44.00
1378   Used (on letter or envelope)
1864 small mourning cover to Mauritius franked 4d & 6d surface printed, tied London cancels. Posted DEC 26 Mauritius & received JA 25 64, via Marseilles. (1) £30.00 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1865 Cover to Madras, India franked 1d red Pl.89 & 9d emblems tied Penrith duplex's, London transit & Madras receiver on reverse. (1) £90.00 £92.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867 EL from Manchester to Monte Video endorsed 'per Packet Via Southampton Registered' franked 4d Pl. 8 & 1s Pl. 4 (pair), tied barred oval '498' numerals of Manchester. Obverse bears London & Manchester oval registration marks, cover has closed tear at top. (1) £50.00 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867 envelope from Calcutta to London franked 4a green tied B/1 octagonal canceller in blue, then re-directed with 1d red Pl. 89, tied London '72' duplex. Obverse bears 'VIA SOUTHAMPTON' hand stamp in green, reverse with CALCUTTA/INDIA PAID double ring c.d.s. & London c.d.s. (1) £80.00 £135.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1880 Cover to Madras, India redirected to Oaly, franked 4d sage SG.153 Pl.16 + 1d Venetian red SG.166, tied Lymington duplex's, reverse bears boxed 'REDIRECTED' circular marks - 'Sea Post Office,' 'Second Del/OOTACAMUND/OOT.1' & two different Madras marks. (1) £60.00 £82.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1887 JUBILEE ISSUE on covers. Collection of 53 covers with values to 1s, various destinations incl. BNA, Crete, Croatia, Central & Southern America, Hong Kong (with Seapost cancel), Japan & Zanzibar (5d Die I), parcel piece from Boer War FPO 41 bearing 3 x 1s green & carmine etc. Nice lot, well worth inspection. £350.00 £460.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1899 envelope from Indo European Telegraph Dept (embossed on reverse flap) to Simla, India, official mail sent free bearing hooded London PAID c.d.s. Via BRINDISI/ 9 JUN 1899 in purple & oval ‘Secretary of State for India' also in purple, back stamped Sea Post Office c.d.s. & Simla receiving c.d.s. Some toning, otherwise fine & attractive. (1) £70.00 N/S
1905 large reg. envelope from London to Prague franked KEVII De La Rue ptg 1d, 9d (2) + 2/6d all tied Threadneedle St oval reg. date stamps, reverse Prague receiver. (112) £450.00 £810.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1927 re-directed cover to Bristol via France, with adhesive dues of GB, France & Belgium. 2d FB T/20 hand stamp marks. Unusual. (1) £50.00 £62.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1933 long cover to Brazil franked Bradbury 2/6d (15) + 1s defin. - minor damage affecting two examples where envelope was opened (postage 38/6d for 5½oz), tied Liverpool c.d.s's, all are Perfined 'UA'. Reverse bears Toulouse transit & Rio arrival marks. (1) £120.00 £280.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 long cover to Brazil franked KGV Bradbury 10s (3) & 6d (3), all stamps Perfined 'UA' & tied Liverpool double ring c.d.s's. Reverse bears Paris transit & Rio arrival cancels. £120.00 £210.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 cover from Glasgow to Buenos Aires franked 1934 2/6d Re-engraved two singles + pair + block of four, all tied Glasgow c.d.s's. Obverse bears Deutsche Luftpost cachet in red, reverse Buenos Aires receiver. (1) £70.00 £260.00
1390    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 cover London to Buenos Aires franked Photogravure 1s pair + 10s Re-engraved, tied London c.d.s's in violet & on reverse Buenos Aires receiver. Cover with two folds clear of adhesives. £60.00 £105.00
1391    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 long cover (2 folds) London to Buenos Aires franked Re-engraved 2/6d + 5s Seahorses + 6d defin. tied London c.d.s's. Obverse bears Deutsche Luftpost cachet in red, reverse Berlin transit & Buenos Aires receiver. (1) £60.00 £70.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-37 three airmail covers London to Santos, Brazil. 1st - attractive multi franked with 1924 6d (7), 1934 2d (6) & 2/6d Re-engraved, tied London c.d.s's, others bear 2/6d (2) & 1s (2), 2/6d + 1s single, with Paris transits & Santos receivers. £40.00 £56.00
1393    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-38 three airmail covers London to Santos, Brazil, two franked 3s (2/6d + 6d x 2) & (2/6d + 1s), third franked 2/6d x 2 + 1s x 2, all tied London cancels. Each bears Deutsche Luftpost cachet in red, reverse incl. Berlin transit & Santos arrival marks. (3) £40.00 £56.00
  • Postal Stationery
Used (on letter or envelope)
1844 2d envelope (EP6a) U from York with black Maltese Cross, reverse bears YORK/Fe 21/1844 traveller in blue. Scarce. (1) £250.00 £320.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1846 1d pink envelope from Dursley to London showing black hand struck 1 & various instructional marks, 'Improved address' - 'not known at the second address', also shows N.R (NORTH ROW) hand stamped across the 1d pink - very unusual. 1847 1d pink envelope uprated with 1841 1d red (four margins) to Honiton, Devon cancelled by Teignmouth numerals dated Oc.7.1847, scarce combination. (2) £90.00 N/S

Circa 1902 Proof Impression of the KEVII 1d 'Letter Card' die in purple on thin paper, with a hand struck 'SPECIMEN' alongside the stamp. (1) £100.00 N/S
  • Royalty
Used (on letter or envelope)
QUEEN VICTORIA envelope addressed to the Duchess of Cambridge, written & signed by Queen Victoria (signed 'The Queen') & carried privately circa 1842-45. Queen's red seal on reverse being complete. RPS Cert accompanies. £60.00 £130.00
  • Miscellaneous postal history
Used (on letter or envelope)
TRIANGULAR LETTERS 1837 folded triangular cover from London to Dublin reverse sealed with red was seal with motto 'Good for Party,' & with Irish diamond receiver in red, 1845 folded triangular cover from Dublin to Athboy franked 1841 1d four margins (creased) cancelled Irish numeral diamond, obverse bears straight line 'STILLORGAN' in blue & Athboy arrival c.d.s. in blue, most unusual pair of covers. (2) £150.00 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1859 Cover to Cardiff franked 2d blue Pl.7 SG.45, tied fine strike of the Charles Rideout No.1, Code HS, Experimental Machine cancel, clean uncreased envelope. (1) £140.00 N/S
1404   Used (on letter or envelope)
1883-1914 Squared Circle cancels on postcards & a few covers. Collection of 109 incl. 1904 Eltham with French Postage Due added, Hosters (2), balance mainly on Edwardian cards. £40.00 £62.00
1405   Used on piece or front
PARCEL POST LABELS. KEVII collection of labels mainly with adhesives single & double frankings, values to 1s, plus pieces bearing various 'COACH/ROAD - BORNE' mark in black, red or other colours, parcel post boxed marks on piece tying adhesives & odd cover etc. (78) £350.00 £320.00
1406   Used (on letter or envelope)
1906 Posted in Advance for Christmas Cover bearing Liverpool Cross & postcard bearing Manchester Cross, both Whitney Type 4. £50.00 £76.00
1407   Used (on letter or envelope)
WWI 1914 OAS postcard & envelope from a Private Robinson with m/s on card 'wounded in right thigh' etc. Both with 2nd Western General Hospital Manchester cachets, charged as postage due with ½d (card) & 1d (cover) dues added. Also 1917 two covers to Lieut Robinson 2/6 South Stafford Regt. BEF France, both with large h/s 'Present Location Uncertain' & both marked m/s 'Hospital'. Scarce & interesting group, condition rather varied with tones on one & another creased. (4) £50.00 N/S
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