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This auction took place on 11 March 2010. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 135 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • Maritime
Used (on letter or envelope)
1911 PPC of cruise ship S.Y. Ceylon addressed to London, 1d rate franked KEVII ½d (2), tied Newcastle upon Tyne c.d.s. & two strikes of two line 'SHIP LETTER/NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE'. £100.00 N/S
  • Scotland
Used (on letter or envelope)
ANGUS 2 Dec 1809 EL with superb strike on reverse 'DUN/DEE' Auckland No 1058 Type 59, Rarity D. £40.00 £30.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ANGUS 19 July 1854 EL from Tobago (Trinidad) to Edinburgh with Tobago c.d.s. of 24 June on reverse & on obverse fine strike of the black boxed 'MISSENT TO DUNDEE', Auckland Type 46A, Cat. No 1063. (1) £80.00 £82.00
1442    Used
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
EDINBURGH cancellations - 1856-92 collection of 131 roller cancellations with range of types incl. 1847-54 embossed 1s, clear to good margins except just clipped at foot, tied by the type with vertical lines between impressions to 1856 (June) E. to New York, 1855 LC14 2d plate 5 TA-TC strip, 1864-79 1d plate 72 QJ-RL block of four, plate 79 EA-FF block of 12 with types without lines, 1881 die 2 1d, 1887-92 ½d & 3d on piece with the type with stars between numerals (21 + 4 covers) £250.00 £190.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
GLASGOW 1775-1846 selection of entries incl. penny posts, paids etc. (14) £150.00 £165.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
PERTHSHIRE 10 Nov 1851 EL Blairgowrie to Edinburgh bearing on obverse superb strike in black of the unframed 'MISSENT/TO PERTH'. £50.00 £40.00
1445   Used (on letter or envelope)
1880 registered cover from Glasgow to Edinburgh franked 1d red strip of three (filing crease), tied '159' Scots cancels & with fine red crowned oval 'Registered/at Glasgow' date stamp alongside. £40.00 N/S
  • Southern Counties
Used (on letter or envelope)
SOUTHERN COUNTIES Hotels & Inns, interesting group of chiefly QV period mail. incl. 1790 EL ex Bristol with m/sheet 'To be left at the Kings Head in Bridgewater and to be forwarded immediately,' 1839 EL ex the Royal Hotel, Jersey to London, 1851 envelope addressed to a Boarding House in Jersey with m/sheet 'If gone to be forwarded immediately,' 1874 ½d postal stationary card to London inscribed 'Bull Head Inn, High St, Poole, Dorset' & 'Such a jolly evening I Shan't write any more. Send a line if you've time to let me know how you're getting on. Cant set comfortably,' a group of six PPC's of Bristol pubs (all dated 1902) bearing KEVII ½d adhesives etc. (29) £80.00 £130.00
  • Postal History Collections & Accumulations
1447   Used (on letter or envelope)
18th - 19th Century collection of covers, EL's & pieces written up in two albums, many addressed to Doncaster & Pontefract area. 1835 Leeds Penny Post, 1839 fine Hathersage Penny Post (4), several mileage marks, 1816 boxed Liverpool Ship letter mark & later covers addressed abroad with multiple 1d red frankings. Also 1d red imperfs. on cover with Maltese Cross cancels, examples of Uniform P.Post/PAID 1D marks, poor 1841 2d blue entire, 1857 fine Leamington spoon, Scotland well represented with many elusive marks incl. boxed Hermiston & 1902 Boer War cover to Edinburgh etc. Viewing recommended. (163) £300.00 £640.00
  • Illustrated covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
Advertising covers - valuable group with 1851 Provincial Law Assurance Society (on inside flap), 1874 JM Bennett's Timber Slate & Stone, Ardwick Station, Manchester (inside flap), 1875 Thomas Sangster Veterinary Surgeon of Smithfield, 1884 J Crutchett Builder & Undertaker, 1887 printed envelope from Sir Henry V Goold, president of the Society of Science Letters & Arts of London, 1890 Metropolitan Hotel, Moorgate St EC, 1896 Philip's Cockburn Hotel, Glasgow, 1899 Charing Cross Hotel, 1898 Reuben Heaton Fishing Rods of Birmingham, 1899 Nobels Sporting Ballistite Cartridge, 1896-1900 three Schultze Gunpowder full back adverts in black & orange (2) Fine lot virtually all used & few odd imperfections hardly detract. (13) £300.00 £330.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1861 Feb 15th embossed valentine env. with intricate multi coloured enclosure, sent from Manchester to Bowden with 1d red LC perf 14, tied VF Manchester duplex. £100.00 £92.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867 2d blue - stationary embossed 'cut out' & used to pre-pay postage on a delightful hand painted Christmas env. sent locally in London, cancelled De.24.67. Very attractive & unusual. (1) £200.00 £230.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1874 Feb 13th embossed valentines env. (top flap missing) with silk padded embossed env. enclosure, sent locally in Wigan with 1d red plate, tied Wigan duplex. £100.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1879 wrapper (minor staining & edge faults) for 'Ye Quaynt' depicting a printer. 'Imprinted by ye Pottermenton Amateur free Presse, for private circulation', posted from Chapel Allerton to Leeds franked ½d Bantam. £120.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1893 1d pink - stationary env. 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 env. hanging. Very unusual, Ex Shaida. £200.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900 hand drawn illustrated cover London to Kings Lynn with quite amusing romantic note on mourning stationary, unusual. (1) £50.00 £78.00
  • Military
Used (on letter or envelope)
1916 WWI cover franked KGV 1d with six sided 'Passed Field Censor' mark in red & rare 'BY KINGS MESSENGER' hand stamp in red, addressed to Earls Court. £100.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1918-44 P.O.W Mail from 1918 German P.O.W in Catterick, Yorks camp - official letter sheet with German script, a little worn at top, 1943 P.O.W item from Norway to Croatia with Feldpost No & red cross cachet, little scruffy, 1944 Official letter sheet with Stalag XVIIIC cachet Feldpost No - someone stationed at the camp?, 1944 GB P.O.W 3d postal stationary card from Berwick on Tweed to Internee in China, British & Chinese censor markings, crease through centre of card, still an interesting destination. Mixed condition. (4) £60.00 £45.00
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
Used (on letter or envelope)
1860-62 three covers to Nova Scotia, two from London to Upper La Havre, franked 6d SG.70, other from Lurgan Ireland to Carleton, franked 2d blue Pl.8 + 6d SG.70 - faded, tied Lurgan duplexes. (3) £50.00 £92.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1872 & 1875 two covers to Germany ea franked 1d & 2d, 1878 Paris Exhibition advert cover bears ½d & 2d, some faults. (3) £80.00 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1874 neat Mission cover to Sierra Leone with 6d grey (Pl.13) SG.147, tied Tarporley/775 duplex. (1) £100.00 £115.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1879 Jan 23 cover to India bearing 8d orange SG.156, tied Higham Ferrers/363 duplex cancel, reverse SEA POST OFFICE postmark & Jhelum arrival. (1) £100.00 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1883 Cover via Brindisi to Melbourne franked 6d on 6d, SG.162. (1) £70.00 £90.00
1462   Used (on letter or envelope)
1914-18 WWI Censored mail to Holland or Switzerland with various KGV frankings & censor labels. (16) £25.00 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1933 two long commercial covers to Buenos Aires carried on the 3rd & 5th South America flights by Zeppelin with usual cachets 4s & 2s rates respectively, some faults but scarce. (2) £80.00 £94.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-37 four flown covers to Buenos Aires via France or Germany with frankings of two covers with 2/6d + 9d x 2, two covers with 2/6d + 5s + 6d, two bear red flight cachets. £50.00 £74.00
  • Postal Stationery
1465   Used (on letter or envelope)
VICTORIAN S.T.O unused envelopes, small unfolded combinations of 2d + 3d, 3d + 4d x3 on different papers, 4d + 4d, 3d + 6d, larger folded ½d + 3d, odd crease or minor age stain - generally fine. £120.00 £180.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1856 1d postal stationary envelope to London, cancelled with scarce Wrexham spoon cancel. (1) £50.00 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1870 Inland Telegraph form 1s green embossed optd SPECIMEN TPI. £50.00 £56.00
1468   Used (on letter or envelope)
1877 Inland Telegraph form 1s green Imprint Jus Truscott, TP7b. (1) £50.00 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1880's Inland Telegraph form 6d pale lilac x2 - Harrison & McCorquodale plus Stock Exchange 6d form, TP41a, all fine. £70.00 £72.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1889 Foreign & Colonial Telegraph form 10d pale blue, with imprint at base, VF, TP56. £70.00 £74.00
1471   Used (on letter or envelope)
1892 Foreign & Colonial Telegraph form 10d brown, horizontal fold o/w fine, TP57. £50.00 £38.00
1472   Used (on letter or envelope)
1902 3d red brown reg. envelopes, unused optd Specimen sizes F, G, H & H2. (4) £90.00 £92.00
1473   Used (on letter or envelope)
1913-15 KGV 'W.H.Smith' S.T.O wrappers comprising 1½d + 2d, 2d + 2½d, 2½d these U, then ½d + 4d, 2d + 2½d, 2½d (double), 3d, 6d these unused. Scarce lot. (8) £130.00 £230.00
1474   Used (on letter or envelope)
1950's KGVI 'W.H.Smith' S.T.O wrappers comprising 4d, 4d + 9d & 1s unused, scarce group. (3) £70.00 £110.00
  • Railway Covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
Circa 1900 cover bearing red P.O. Express label franked with 10d Jubilee & 2d Metropolitan Railway stamp, each pen cancelled with a cross, addressed to Strand, London & endorsed 'to be handed to the Express Messenger at Baker Street Station'. Some tone spots but rare usage. (1) £260.00 £230.00
  • Royalty
1478   Used (on letter or envelope)
ROYALTY & PARLIAMENTARY selection of covers with a variety of cancels/cachets incl. oval types - Clerk of The Parliaments/House of Lords, Central Chancery of The Orders of Knighthood/St James' Palace, Privy Purse/Buckingham Palace, printed envelopes - House of Lords, Prime Minister & cypher seals for KGV, KGVI & QEII. (29) £100.00 £75.00
  • Miscellaneous postal history
1480   Used (on letter or envelope)
1756 'The World' weekly periodical by Adam Fitz-Adam, used with 18/NO Bishop mark, addressed to The Hon D Dudley, near Birmingham. Most unusual. £80.00 £64.00
1481   Used (on letter or envelope)
1847-50 selection of returned paid letters, good to fine. (8) £80.00 N/S
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
MACHINE CANCELLATIONS selection of stamps on piece tied with Azemar, Rideout, Hoster, Pearson Hill cancels, also Salisbury Experimental '683' cancel on single 1d stars, plus Azemar & Hoster cancels on covers. (15) £200.00 £220.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1880 cover to Saltcoats, Ayrshire franked 1d Venetian red, tied Falmouth duplex & bearing fine oval hand stamp in purple 'FORWARDED BY/W BROAD & SONS/LLOYDS AGENTS/FALMOUTH', back stamped Saltcoats c.d.s. Ex Rowe. (1) £60.00 £82.00
1484   Used (on letter or envelope)
1902-10 interesting range of KEVII period covers incl. multiple & mixed frankings, late fee, reg. mail, Court of Session Citation, Sheriff Court Citation, Guardians of the Poor reg. Order of Removal of Mary Bailey (a pauper) and her child from the Workhouse at West Bromwich to the care of the Tamworth Union & more, nice lot incl. several neatly written up. (19) £150.00 £115.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1911 (Sept 9) First UK Aerial Post, dark brown postcard to Calcutta, India, franked ½d KEVII & ½d KGV Downey, tied Sp.9 Die 3, double ring cancel. (1) £50.00 £74.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1924 4d grey green + block cypher SG.424 on airmail env. from the Monetary & Economic Conference, London to Switzerland, cancelled by the conference commemorative double ring c.d.s. for the 12th June 1933 - the first day of conference, very scarce. (1) £40.00 £52.00
1487   Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
KGV two albums of covers/fronts incl. several with 1924-25 Wembley adhesives incl. re-directed, 1929 PUC low value covers incl. Postage Dues, KGV definitive covers incl. odd stationery item, slogan cancels & re-directed etc. (125+) £120.00 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 registered env. to West Kensington franked ½d, 1d & 1½d (2) block cypher defins, tied by 'London Naval Conference' c.d.s's for 1.Ap.30 (the conference ran from Jan 21st to Apr 22nd & mainly concerned increased battleship tonnage), most attractive cover. (1) £80.00 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 Silver Jubilee ½d, 1d & 2½d cancelled Sutton Coldfield '24 JY/35' on gold GPO greetings telegram env. with enclosed form also cancelled, sent airmail to Athens with arrival b/stamp. Most attractive & rare usage on 1st official day of use for this telegram, SG.453/56. £300.00 N/S
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