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Sale 138 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • England
1746   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal history incl. Kinderby (Lincs) UDC on 1852 long EL to USA (faults) with cut to shape 1s & s/line MISSENT, superb strike of Oswestry 'spoon' (1861), 'Ironbridge/Penny Post' on 1838 redirected circular, Plymouth Penny Post 'No 2' (1843), s/line red GODSTONE (1837), 1849 UDC of Beeding, Bognor skeleton (1910) etc. (26) £100 to 120 N/S
1747   Used (on letter or envelope)
BERKSHIRE postal history incl. part s/line WINDSOR (1781) with inspector's crown, 1845 'PAID/1', boxed & unboxed Newbury penny post marks with RHs No 3 & 4, Newbury mileage (1816) & 1936 Broadmoor letter etc. (11) £60 to 75 £60.00
1748   Used (on letter or envelope)
CHESHIRE postal history incl. s/line CHESTER (1791), fine strike of the boxed 'Malpas' (1846), fine Hyde skeleton on 1911 PPC, 1884 registered E with Marple thimble, 1943 pair of covers ex US APO 635 (duplex & machine) at Warrington etc. (17) £50 to 65 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
DORSET postal history incl. red mileage of Blandford (1826), Shaftesbury penny post No 6 (1833), Blandford penny post No 1 (1841) plus fine boxed Dorchester penny post on 1839 free front. PPC's with skeleton c.d.s. of Lulworth, Stourpaine & Swanage plus scarce cachet of R.A. pay office at Bournemouth's Savoy Hotel on WWII POW card. (8) £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
ESSEX postal history incl. 1797 free with curved SAFFRON/WALDEN, s/line COLCHESTER (1803), boxed 'Penny Post' of Rochford (1832), Romford Penny Post circular No 7 (1813) plus No 8 & No 16 (1833-34, the latter on a front), also 1850's pictorial letter sheets (3) etc. (19) £100 to 120 £280.00
1751   Used (on letter or envelope)
HAMPSHIRE postal history incl. 1771 with weak ANDOVER & fine POST/PAID endorsed 'Poft payd throw London', Gosport & Stockbridge mileages, UDC's of Bishops Waltham (1835) & St Mary's (1852), unusual 'turned' 1883 circular with 1½d green ex Farnham, large skeleton of Winton on 1914 PPC etc. (29) £100 to 120 £100.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ISLE OF WIGHT postal history incl. scarce Yarmouth erased mileage mark (1836), Cowes mileage (1821), 1866-80 pair of covers to France ex Ryde or Ventnor, Circa 1820 small engraving of mounted postman at Niton, Circa 1930 PPC of Carisbrooke PO etc. (12) £70 to 80 £86.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
KENT postal history incl. Tunbridge Wells mileage (1810), Hawkhurst UDC (1847), Newham penny post mark struck in watery red-brown ink (1850), scarce boxed red 'Not called for' of Dover (1877), 1911 Sandgate rubber c.d.s. Waltham poor rate receipt (1855) etc. (14) £50 to 65 £68.00
1754   Used (on letter or envelope)
LANCASHIRE postal history (no Liverpool or Manchester) incl. Blackburn Penny Post (1830) ex Darwen, 1840's UDC of Clapham, Lytham & (red) Bentham, registered covers ex Grange-over-Sands (1901) & Sawley (1950) etc. (11) £50 to 60 N/S
1755   Used (on letter or envelope)
LINCOLNSHIRE 1902-30 pmks on PPC's comprising skeletons (11), c.d.s's (100), rubbers (43), good variety, no duplication, many fine strikes. (154) £75 to 100 £110.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
LIVERPOOL postal history incl. s/line LIVERPOOL on 1787 EL, red boxed PAID AT/LIVERPOOL (1831), s/line PEMBROKE PLACE (1853) & BRUNSWICK RD (1847), UDC of Waterloo (1852), 1858 E ex Austria with scarce Liverpool dotted arc c.d.s. ½d bantam on 1873 circular, 1915 widely travelled cover (USA, China, Hong Kong, Malaya, Indonesia) with fine 'Returned to.......'' cachet of Liverpool, 1902 early machine cancels etc. (26) £120 to 160 £130.00
1757   Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON postal history incl. fair strike of the very scarce London TEMPLE/G.P.O. mark (1792) & a selection of crowned FREE marks addressed to Windsor Castle or with 'G.P' h.s. plus three E's with different FREE marks, one with additional Lowestoft UDC. (6) £40 to 50 N/S
1758   Used (on letter or envelope)
MANCHESTER postal history incl. (1827) mileage, PAID/AT.... marks incl. two items to France, s/line PICCADILLY (1847), UDC's of Albert Place (1850), Watterfoot (1856) & (blue) Didsbury (1850), 1890-1914 registered E's with c.d.s. of Mosley St, Church, Pendleton & Denton, 1906 skeleton of Chorlton-cum-Hardy etc. (23) £100 to 120 £100.00
1759   Used (on letter or envelope)
MIDDLESEX postal history incl. Southall mileage (1813), curved HOUNSLOW on 1830 free front, neat blue UDC of Turnham Green (1859), late use s/line 'Hamm. Bwy' (1852), 1916 express E ex Palmers Green, registered E's ex Stamford Hill (1905), Finchley (1921) & Bow (1941 provisional R label) etc. (18) £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE postal history incl. (1789) fine s/line DAVENTRY, scarce italic 'West Haddon' (1845), Daventry Penny Post (1836), mileages of Wansford, Towcester, Thrapstone & Northampton (s/line & fine strike of the c.d.s. type) plus 1914 Islip rubber c.d.s. on PPC. (9) £80 to 200 £76.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SOMERSET postal history incl. s/line BATH (1781) & WINCANTON (1811), circular mileages of Frome, Chard & Bath, s/line mileages of Langport & Milverton, Bristol Penny Post (1848), UDC's of S Petherton, Ilchester, Stawley, Norton & Reckington, alter instructional marks etc. (25) £100 to 140 £110.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SOMERSET postal history - a further range incl. fine curved TAUNTON (1793), superb Bath circular mileage (1822), rare boxed MISSENT TO BATH on EL to Portugal, neat circular PAID/AT/BRISTOL, red UDC of Stogumber, s/line 'South St. GS' (1851) etc. £80 to 100 £110.00
1763   Used (on letter or envelope)
STAFFORDSHIRE postal history incl. s/line RUDGELEY (1808), Wednesbury 'PAID/1' (1843), Tamworth UDC (1848), Rawnsley rubber c.d.s. (1923), fine Eccleshall c.d.s. on 1839 7d paid cover etc. (12) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
STAFFORDSHIRE 1837 entire with no address bearing 6 h/stamp showing all markings available at the time to the Lynn Post Office with Lynn c.d.s, more to pay, too late, Lynn/Penny post, Missent to Lynn & the unique Lynn/Ship letter, although the item has been re-enforced all the strikes are superb. This item is illustrated an Alcock & Hollands 'The Post Marks of Great Britain,' most unusual & rare item. £400 to 500 £520.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SUFFOLK postal history incl. s/line CLARE on 1829 arrest warrant, WOODBRIDGE (1832), BUNGAY (mileage erased 1836) & WICKHAM MK (1817), curved HALESWO[RTH] (1831), weak Oxford penny post on 1828 Free enclosing hair, scarce 1840 oval 'P1' of Ixworth, useful rubbers of Haverhill, Felixstowe, Carlton, Colville & Foxearth etc. (21) £70 to 90 £180.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WARWICKSHIRE postal history incl. (1796, split) s/line COVENTRY, fine large Leamington UDC on 1832 Free, small TOO LATE of Leamington (1833), circular mileages of Warwick (1827, blue) & Birmingham (1826, red), UDC's of Penns & Meriden, s/line FIVE WAYS, scarce blue oval MISSENT TO/LEAMINGTON (1849) & red oval MISSENT/TO/BIRMINGHAM (1840, with fine Bradford 'reversed N' 1d post h.s) etc. (22) £100 to 120 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE postal history incl. fine 'Heckmondwike/Penny Post' (1839), oval red PAID/AT/BRADFORD (1840), very fine 'spoon' on 1857 1d red cover, UDC's of Armley, Marr, Mirfield & Hebden Bridge, unusual Krag cancellation of Sheffield (1914) etc. (15) £70 to 85 £88.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1665 (3rd March) Letter Sheet Brotherton to London charges '3' (d) single letter rate London 'MR/5' Bishop Mark, neat item, very scarce. £100 to 120 £290.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1668 (23rd April) Double Sheet entire rated '6' in manuscript used Hull to London with London Ap/23 Bishop Mark, scarce item. £80 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1668 (2nd Sept) Letter Sheet (single) rated '3' in manuscript London SE/4 Bishop Mark, scarce early item used from Hull. £80 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1669 (10th Sept) entire Hull to London single letter rate '3' endorsed 'P.Post' written by William Raikes, London SE/11 Bishop Mark. £80 to 90 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1670 (11th Oct) entire London to York rated '3' in manuscript London OC/11 Bishop Mark, slightly soiled but a scarce early item. £80 to 90 £75.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1671 (20th March) entire York to London, London Bishop Mark, some faults but scarce. £50 to 60 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1671 (6th August) single letter sheet rated '3' in manuscript used Ledstone to London, London AU/8 Bishop Mark, slight imperfections but very scarce. £110 to 120 £105.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1674 (13th May) single letter sheet London to Wakefield, endorsed 'Pt.Pd.3d' London MA/13 Bishop Mark, addressed to Sir Thomas Wentworth, scarce. £80 to 90 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1679 entire London to Anlaby with receiver h/stamp 'G' (John Grove of Temple), London OC/25 Bishop Mark, rated '6' (double rate) £80 to 90 £84.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1680 neat entire letter Edenhall to Durham endorsed 'By Way of Northall/erton' and signed 'CH Musgrave/Ffranck' Musgrave an MP extended his entitlement to letters from his home. £80 to 90 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1685 (7th Feb) entire London to Doncaster endorsed 'For His Ma'ties Service/Burlington' (free letter) London receiver 'No' (Nott of Pall Mall) & FE/7 Bishop Mark, charged '9' (triple sheet rate less than one ounce), very scarce. £170 to 180 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1685 (22nd August) single letter sheet Leeds to Rotterdam endorsed 'Post Paid 3' and '3d' London AU/24 h/stamp, charges 'XI' (Stuivers) in red crayon by The Dutch, rare early foreign letter. £130 to 140 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1686 (3rd Jan) entire Hull to London endorsed 'For His Maj'ties Service' and signed 'Charlton' but disallowed due to being a multiple letter & charged 'j' (IS) as an ounce packet London IA/5 Bishop Mark, in London inspector JWI re-weighed packet at 1oz¼ so charged 'IN 3d' charge confirmed by small crown h/stamp in black, very scarce. £170 to 180 £160.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE C1690 entire letter London to Wakefield endorsed 'A Pudsay Ffranck' has VF receiver h/stamp 'Yeo' (not listed in PO records), three initial marks are rare, b/stamp London 1A/6 Bishop Mark, very scarce. £90 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1691 (6th June) entire Doncaster to Christchurch addressed 'Christchurch in Hampshire/Near Salisbury/By London,' charged '3' to London & then 3d added endorsed 'in all 6d,' London IV/8 Bishop Mark. £90 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1701 Letter Sheet London to Barnsley rated '3' in manuscript, part London IV Bishop Mark, addressed to John Spencer to be left with an Apothecary, scarce. £170 to 180 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1706 (10th August) Double letter sheet Doncaster to London with S/L 'Doncaster' h/stamp with Ligature 'Tand E' & earliest recorded date for h/stamp '3' & London AU/12 Bishop Mark, very scarce. £170 to 180 £240.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1706 (Dec 21) creased entire from York to London 'To the much Hon-rd Sir Cyrill Wychknt etc' London DE/23 Bishop Mark. £70 to 80 £70.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1707 (6th August) Single letter sheet Leeds to Brussels, neat 'Leeds' h/stamp pre-paid to London 3d, and Thurn and Taxis charged 6 stuivers (approx 6d) in Brussels, very scarce. £170 to 180 £180.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1720 (26th August) A 'Bill' paying sum of £15-16s-4d sent Scarborough to new Malton then on 28th August New Malton to London, authority to draw £16-15s-4d to pay original sum, Matton h/stamp & London 2/SE Bishop Mark, scarce. £90 to 100 £135.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1720 (15th Dec) entire Scarborough to New Malton authorising payment of Coal Merchants invoice for £30, then 1720 (17th Dec) New Malton to London, rated '4d' York S/L h/stamp (used 1720-23) & London 21/DE Bishop Mark, very scarce. £130 to 140 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1721 (30 Dec) entire York to London rated 8d in manuscript (double letter) small 'York' h/stamp 17x4½mm & 3/IA London Bishop Mark. £80 to 90 £170.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1722 (Dec 15)) entire Bedale to London with fine Bedall (misspelling), also London 15/DE Bishop Mark, very scarce. £80 to 90 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1731 (3rd Jan) entire York to London with small 'York h/stamp 17x 4.5, also London '5/IA' Bishop Mark, small fault where wax seal removed. £70 to 80 £86.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1741 (7 Nov) entire York to Fingal (near Bedale) S/L York h/stamp, some minor faults. £40 to 50 £68.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1750 (22 Feb) part entire from Richmond to Nostell with fine two line Rich/mond h/stamp, scarce. £40 to 50 £56.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1754-64 outer letter sheet York to London with superb 'York' h/stamp 30x 8 London 17/SE Bishop Mark, endorsed 'Free Ebor' (Archbishop of York), attractive item. £50 to 60 £90.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1768 (12th May) Ferrybridge to London with fine Ferry/bridge 2 line h/stamp, London Bishop Mark, some faults. £40 to 50 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1770 (6th June) Single letter sheet York to London charged '3' in manuscript London IV/10 Bishop Mark. A postscript provides evidence the York postmaster operated a local delivery service by post boy, scarce item. £170 to 180 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1770-72 undated outer wrapper Wetherby to Pontefract with fine Wetherby S/L h/stamp 5x x7mm, manuscript rates '3' & '6' scarce. £45 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1773 entire Tadcaster to London with good 'Tadcaster' S/L h/stamp 49x 9mm, London 8/IV Bishop Mark, scarce. £45 to 50 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1773 outer letter sheet Bawtry to Wakefield with fine 'Bawtry' S/L h/stamp 47x 10mm on reverse. £45 to 50 N/S
  • Scotland
1800   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal history incl. Edinburgh Bishop mark (1792), 1845 detailed EL to Banff regarding diving equipment, boxed LESLIE (1852), 1859 BLANTYRE STATN, unusual blue crowned PAID official c.d.s. of Edinburgh etc. (6) £60 to 75 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 May 16 cover to Glasgow franked 1d red brown P.16 block of four, tied by 'Cross' type VII Scots local of Edinburgh. £175 to 200 £210.00
  • Wales
1802   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal history incl. weak serpentine NEWPORT M (1794), s/line COMMERCIAL ST. (Newport, 1851), Newcastle Emlyn UDC on 1847 part cover, 1857 4d cover to France ex Chepstow, fine large skeleton c.d.s. of Llanelly (1917), 1929 Llanthony rubber, 1935 AR receipt with Pyle (Bridgend) c.d.s. etc. (24) £60 to 75 £105.00
  • Airmails
1803   Used (on letter or envelope)
Airmails incl. 1911 Windsor flight cards (2 - one flown), KGV commercial 6d covers to Africa & India (6) plus range of KGVI-QEII FFC's etc. (29) £60 to 75 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Airmails incl. rare PPC showing competitors in 1911 Daily Mail Race, various KGV commercial covers incl. high franking group (4) to S. America, 1928 Liverpool - Belfast 'Flying Boat' E, 1939 Imperial transatlantic covers, 1952 survey FFC to Falklands etc. (32) £120 to 160 £125.00
  • Illustrated covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
Hand drawn pictorial envelope - 1848 E with 1d red ex Edinburgh to Falkirk with finely detailed ink drawing of a troubled writer (Byron?) sitting at his desk & appealing to the reader for inspiration! Early. £80 to 100 £82.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ADVERTISING - UNRECORDED CHARLES GILPIN 'The Public Good' envelope 1st April 1850, local London usage of an attractive printed envelope listing the reform subject it was concerned with incl. Ocean Penny Postage, very rare - we can find no trace in the standard works on Pictorial/Advertising. Slight repaired tear at top. (1) £400 to 450 £820.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Military: hand drawn pictorial E used within Exeter (1875) depicting a saluting Crimea period soldier holding the address panel & with the 1d stamp forming part of his plumed shako - finely detailed & unusual. £80 to 100 £105.00
  1887 Wonderland Postage Stamp Case complete envelope slip-in stamp holder & instruction booklet on letter writing. £40 to 50 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1890 to Holland franked 1d lilac (5 - one damaged), tied Camberwell S.O. squared circles, reverse bears al over illustrated advertising for Doughty's Cycle & Exchange Stores. Torn but nice cycling advertising cover. (1) £60 to 75 £76.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1898 July 25, an outsize cover from Hampstead, N.W London to Miss Forster in Southboro, Sutton, shows watercolour of a seated lady painting the name and address to a tablet, franked 1d lilac, tied London duplex, faults incl. vertical crease, most attractive. £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Bicycles: 1898 large E with 1d lilac & accomplished hand drawn ink design showing a cycling honeymoon couple on a moonlit road, she with the latest fashion in cycling suits! Central fold & edge faults incl. a small piece missing. Attractive subject. £80 to 100 N/S
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
1812   Used (on letter or envelope)
1856 entire to Paris franked 2x Pl.5 2d stars (SG.41) each tied by a London '41' numeral & a Calais T.P.O transit c.d.s, back stamped with orange Charing Cross c.d.s. for Ja.28.1856. An attractive overseas franking. £40 to 50 £35.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1850 May 1st cover to Mexico franked vertical pair 1s Embossed with touching to large margins + 1841 1d red brown a horizontal strip of three PJ/PL full margins, adhesives tied London barred oval '10' numerals, cover has vertical crease affecting 1d PK in no way detracting from fine appearance. £300 to 400 £410.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mail to France 1850-76 frankings incl. 4d carmine x 2 (2), 1869 6d lilac, 1871 3d rose & 1d late fee, 1876 2½d rose-lilac pair on redirected item with France 30c. (6) £60 to 70 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mail to Latin America incl. (1853) E to the Naval Attaché at Santiago with 1s embossed pair (cut to shape) cancelled by '346' of Newcastle (Staffs); 1882 E to Brazil with 4d brown ex Bradford plus 1897 registered E uprated with 5d to Guatemala - unusual! (3) £70 to 80 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 April 29 cover to France franked 4d Medium Garter (SG. 63), tied by fine Bradford sideways duplex, Calais & Paris transit marks, red 'PD' etc. (SG. 63 Cat. £650 on cover) (1) £65 to 75 £65.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 Aug cover to Amsterdam franked 4d carmine (2) Wmk. Small Garter, tied by very fine Bradford sideways duplex, obverse bears boxed 'FRANCO' & reverse Amsterdam receiver. Cat. £1025 (1) £200 to 250 £260.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855-85 covers to Australia incl. trimmed 6d embossed on E to Melbourne ex Stoke on Trent (1855) with 1d local delivery h.s; 1864 fragile E to Brisbane with 4d orange (2), 1s green (2) & SHIP LETTER/QUEENSLAND c.d.s. 4d & 6d on E to Maryborough (Qld) plus much travelled 1885 E to South Australia with 6d green multiple forwarding endorsements/date stamps plus scarce boxed ADVERTISED/UNCLAIMED of Adelaide. Small faults. (4) £80 to 100 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Crimean War: 1855 stampless E addressed to UK with m/s '3' charge, the reverse with a mainly fine strike of the POST-OFFICE/BRITISH-ARMY/B c.d.s. & green LEAMINGTON arrival c.d.s. £50 to 60 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
Accountancy Marks: 1857-61 group of covers to UK by French routing incl. FR/1F76c (Baden), FR/1F78c (Italy), FR2F55c (Austria) & FR/3F76c (2) from the Papal States & Naples, all with associated transits & French entry marks. (5) £100 to 150 N/S
1821   Used (on letter or envelope)
1861-67 6d rated covers incl. SG. 70 on neat E to Como (1861), SG. 84 on E to India (1864), SG. 85 pair on E to Prussia (1864) & 1867 E to Vienna with SG. 97 (Pl. 6). Attractive group. (4) £70 to 80 N/S
1822   Used (on letter or envelope)
1861-71 mail to Gibraltar etc. incl. (1868) E to Gibraltar with 6d lilac & fine strike of the scarce 'S' routing mark plus (1865) E to a fusilier officer at Gibraltar with 4d & 1d (2) franking, also 4d pale carmine on 1861 EL to Oporto plus 1871 6d lilac E to Valencia with boxed 'L2' & circular TOO LATE. (4) £60 to 70 £52.00
1823   Used (on letter or envelope)
1862 Transatlantic Mail 1862-97 incl. (1862) to Bermuda via Canada with 6d lilac (crease) & fine red '1d' h.s. 1865 opened-out E to the Bahamas with 1s green (corner fault) plus two 2½d rated covers to Barbados. Also 1869 E to New York with 3d pair (one with pre-use tear) & 1d red paying late fee with circular GRACIE KING forwarding agent's cachet, in addition, 1893 registered cover to NY with 2d & 5d 'Jubilee' issue. (5) £60 to 80 £86.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1864-75 mail to New Zealand incl. 1875 pair of covers to Rangitiki (faults) franked with scarce 2s blue & 3d rose (corner fault) or scarce 9d pale straw; also 1864 cover franked with 1s green & 4d orange (2) to Nelson ex Edinburgh. (3) £70 to 90 £175.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mail to Hong Kong & China incl. 1865-66 pair of E's with 1s green to the same Shanghai address, with fine strikes of different '1d' local charge marks; also 1859 EL to Hong Kong re trade with Pacific Coast USA - franked with 6d lilac (corner torn before use) ex Glasgow. Scarce trio. (3) £100 to 150 £100.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV covers etc. incl. (1865) printed E to India with London FAC & 1s green stamp cancelled by London numeral, 1871 large piece with 6d & 1s (2) stamps, blue 'Per French Packet/Via Marseilles'. Hong Kong & (blue) Foochowfoo c.d.s. 1868 stampless E to the Canary Islands with red '6'(d) paid plus 1900 IR Official cover (fault). (4) £70 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1866-85 mail to Europe incl. attractive 2d blue (2) & 6d on (1866) cover to Naples with scarce double ring REGISTERED d.s. of London; 1885 EL to Genoa with 2½d lilac (2) plus 1d & 2d cancelled by scarce 'L3' late fee duplex, also 1869-70 pair of EL's to Amsterdam with 3d rose, one with additional 1d for late fee. Occasional small fault. (4) £80 to 100 £115.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1875 Entire from London to Florence, franked 1d Pl.170, 2d Pl.14 & 10d red brown each being perfined C.J.H & S for C.J Hambro & Son of London, red 'PD' & Co cachet on obverse, back stamped Frienze receiver. (1) £50 to 80 £185.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1880-82 pair of E's to Madras with pairs of 2½d blue (pre-use tear) or 5d indigo (the former underpaid) showing two different types of OVERLAND POSTAGE or OVERLAND MAIL c.d.s. plus SEA/POST OFFICE c.d.s. Also 1860 registered wrapper to Calcutta (etched ink) endorsed 'Pr Overland Mail' with scarce boxed LOMBARD STREET/C/REGISTERED LETTER & (Crown) REGISTERED marks, charged 8s. (3) £70 to 90 £92.00
1830   Used (on letter or envelope)
1884 cover to Union Dale, Cape Colony franked 1s dull green SG.196, tied London squared circle (slight crease), scarce franking, plus a selection of earlier covers bearing 1841 1d's (3), 1d stars on plates (6), ½d Pl.12, 1865 Notice of Objection franked 1d & 3d plates etc. (14) £45 to 60 £54.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900 Oct 1s green & carmine pair with 3d &½d together in a size 'K' 2d reg. envelope to Leipzig, tied oval 'Registered Exchange Liverpool' d/stamps, scarce franking, SG.202, 213/214. £150 to 200 £290.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1933 Airmail cover registered to Rio de Janeiro franked 1½d pair, 2/6d pair & 5s each with Henry Schroder & Co London perfns, tied 'Leadenhall St 3rd Ap 1933' c.d.s. £60 to 80 £115.00
1833   Used (on letter or envelope)
QEII covers to foreign destinations - wide range of Wilding & Machin frankings to 5s incl. express, airmail, registered, postcard rates etc. Mostly commercial with use of early commemorative high values noted. (62) £80 to 100 £145.00
  • Maritime
Used (on letter or envelope)
POSTCARDS (45) bearing variety of marks mainly KEVII/KGV period incl. G.K & ARDRISHAIG PACKET/COLUMBIA/AU 8/11 double ring c.d.s, Sea Post Office, received from HM Ship, Southampton Ship letter 1902, Paquebots - various (18), several Naval censor marks, posted on high seas, Rear Admiral Home Fleet, Royal Mail Steam Packet etc. £40 to 60 £56.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Southampton: 1847 paid EL London to Portugal with FAC of Heath, Furse & Co. & matching neat oval 'via/Southampton/p.Packet' private routing mark - displays well. Also 1904 PPC ex Germany addressed to a passenger on board NDL SS 'Barbarossa' via S'ton agents Keller, Wallis & Co. with fine strike of unusual red TOO LATE/SHIP SAILED. Scarce & attractive pair. (2) £70 to 80 £76.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mail through Liverpool incl. (1853) very attractive pictorial FAC of Edwards, Sanford & Co. on EL from the Company to Ludlow, 1848-53 circular AMERICA/LIVERPOOL c.d.s. in black or green on two incoming covers, one with additional '1s' h.s; 'tombstone' PKT LETTER/LIVERPOOL' d.s. in green (1855) on E (incl. contents) from Montreal with '8d Stg' H.s. plus 1902 PPC with uncommon Liverpool 'PLO' thimble cancellation. (5) £100 to 120 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1871 E to Aden with GB 1s green ex London, the reverse with clear ADEN STEAMER POINT c.d.s. Also 1894 Liverpool- India E with 5d indigo (pulled perf) & SEA/POST OFFICE/A c.d.s. on reverse. (2) £50 to 65 £50.00
1838   Used (on letter or envelope)
Paquebot Mail - range of marks on cover incl. scarce Cardiff Paquebot Krag (1912 PPC ex 'Mauretania') plus 1958 Cardiff Paquebot c.d.s. on USA card, 1930 Holyhead c.d.s. 1901 s/line PAQUEBOT of Buenos Aires, Naples very large s/line mark (1963), boxed Egypt & India examples etc. (26) £80 to 100 £98.00
  • Military
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CRIMEAN WAR Army Field Offices in the Crimea. 1854 (Aug) cover to Dover with 1d red-brown P.16 pair & single cancelled by boldly struck 'CROWN between STARS' with reverse 'POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY' c.d.s. £500 to 600 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRIMEAN WAR Army Field Offices in The Crimea. 1855 (Ap 17) cover from 'Black Sea Fleet' bearing 1d red-brown P.16 strip of three, cancelled 'CROWN between STARS' , reverse 'POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY' c.d.s. £650 to 750 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
CRIMEAN WAR 1856 cover from Army in East, via Marseilles to Tunbridge Wells, franked 1841 2d Pl. 4 RK good to large margins & 1d red brown (Die II) Wmk. small crown P.14 lett DB (SG. Z6 & Z13), cancelled with 'OXO' in blue. A rare franking of Line Engraved imperf. & perf. adhesives with blue cancel. Reverse bears 'British Army Post Office' c.d.s. in red. Attractive uncreased cover of exhibition quality. £5000 to 6000 N/S
1842   Used (on letter or envelope)
MILITARY CAMPS (29) on KEVII/KGV postcards, a further selection of 23 cards incl. FDC's, APO's, On Active Service, Censors etc. good variety. (52) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWI - POW Camps in UK: two POW official E's to Germany, one with a superb example with neat endorsement 'H.M.T.S. ""Royal Edward""/Southend on Sea' - a rare example of a military transport ship being used as a temporary camp, displays well. The other (faults) ex Alexandra Palace with 'P.W' coded censor label. (2) £70 to 85 £82.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
WWI postal history - Royal Navy mail with good range if censor marks incl. fine boxed mark of HMS 'Challenger' plus named cachets of the 'Marmora' & 'Imperieuse', various dumb cancels, s/line censors & machine marks etc. Interesting lot. (17) £100 to 120 N/S
1845   Used (on letter or envelope)
WWII 'Service Suspended' mail incl. GB May/June 1940 E's to France or Holland returned with boxed NO SERVICE h.s. 1940 USA cover to France with two different RETURN cachets, 1942 UK to APO 4330 with s/line NO AIRMAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE, 1942 Switzerland to UK cover with bi-lingual three line cachet. Also 1986 US to UK cover with uncommon TEMPORARY EMBARGO h.s. used during postal strike. (6) £30 to 40 £48.00
  • Postal Stationery
1846   Used (on letter or envelope)
1840's QV 1d pink envelope, the scarce Albino embossed impression very slightly soiled. (1) £40 to 50 N/S
1847   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal Stationery reply cards - return cards used from abroad incl. QV 1d cards (2, 1890-91) returned from Switzerland & Memel, KGV 1½d card used from Germany (1936), KGVI uprated 2d cards (2) from Germany & Norway plus QEII uprated 4d card ex USA. Also 1892 use of QV ½d 'stout' reply card within UK. (7) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1897 2½d stationery env. from Windsor to Belgium with 1s blue Prince of Wales Hospital Fund Jubilee commemoration stamp added & tied by Windsor squared circle. (1) £35 to 50 £72.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal stationery etc. incl. (1962) scarce embossed 1d label for Braille literature used from Exeter, 1956 uprated KGVI 6d registered E used from FPO 358 (Belgium), KGVI 2d postcards in complete pack (11) with band, 1930 Naval Conference c.d.s. on registered mail receipt etc. (9) £60 to 75 £110.00
  • Railway Covers
1850   Used (on letter or envelope)
COLLECTION of chiefly KEVII/KGV PPC's with selection of Railway marks comprising RSO's (77), Stations (27) & Sorting Carriage/Tender/TPO (26), good variety, many fine strikes. (130) £100 to 150 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Railway Mail: miscellany incl. 1847 1d red E, the stamp partly cancelled by fine red circular 'M/NR', very good strike of the scarce 'B & L' star mark of the Bangor & Leeds TPO (1867), 1904 German E with REGISTERED/LONDON & QUEENSBOROUGH/S.T. hooded c.d.s. plus Circa 1920-50 five items with various TPO c.d.s. & Circa 1905 GWR goods receipt. (9) £70 to 90 £84.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Railway Letters: LBSCR 2d green letter fee stamps on 1904 pair of 1d stamped covers, one cancelled by indistinct Forest Hill Station oval, the other with red & blue ink lines (annotated 'London Bridge'), also unusual 1925 1½d cover to London with (reverse) Caledonian Railway 4d parcel stamp cancelled by Oban diamond. (3) £100 to 120 £150.00
1853   Used (on letter or envelope)
Railway Post - bundle of QEII period covers with good, legible strikes of TPO cancellations circa 1955-70 with little if any duplication. Also four items with different preserved railway labels. (42) £60 to 80 £82.00
  • Royalty
Used (on letter or envelope)
Royal Household mail, mainly QEII period but incl. 1905 E ex H.M.Y. 'Victoria & Albert', 1906 Balmoral, 1915 Privy Purse, circa 1910 Garden Party invitation plus 5 other KGV/KGVI items, good variety of QEII incl. Prince of Wales & Queen Mother covers, Sandringham, St James Palace, Buckingham Palace, Balmoral, various departments etc. (30) £120 to 150 £120.00
1855     KING GEORGE VI large document signed, as King given at the Court of Saint James, 1st April 1944, being a document appointing Reginald James Barker to be an Acting Counsellor in the Foreign Service, counter signed by Anthony Eden, with blind embossed seal. Together with two related typed signed letters & an unrelated military commission being a rubber stamp signature of King George V. £120 to 150 £140.00
1856   Used (on letter or envelope)
1947-53 Five letters to Miss Baldwin - being replies from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House & Sandringham plus one from 10 Downing Street, all in official envelopes with appropriate Coats of Arms, four bearing double ring cypher cachets. (5) £25 to 30 £20.00
  • Uniform Four Pence Postage
  1840 (5 Jan) wrapper to the Paymaster General in Chelsea bearing a good strike of Carlisle hand struck '4' in black, with a faint strike of despatch c.d.s. on reverse. The 4d charge was cancelled on arrival in London & crowned Free applied on 6th January & manuscript 'Official, G Lille, Paym. Genl. Whitehall' with two different London backstamps for the following day. This is believed to be the only surviving handstruck '4' used in combination with Free date stamp. £1000 to 1200 N/S
  • Miscellaneous postal history
1858   Used (on letter or envelope)
CACHETS ON POSTCARDS collection of 70 cards incl. John O'Groats (3), Cairngorm Chair Lift, HMS Victory, Snowdon (9), Snaefell Summitt (2), Tholt-y-will, several types Lands End etc. £40 to 50 N/S
1859   Used (on letter or envelope)
DUPLEX CANCELLATIONS A-Y collection cancelling ½d Edwards on PPC's, excellent variety incl. Appledove, Burnham Market (split)m, Chetsfield (error), Congresbury (split), Ledbury (error), Yoxford (error) etc. etc. (720) £200 to 250 £360.00
1860   Used (on letter or envelope)
INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS selection of 63 PPC bearing variety of marks incl. mainly Postage Dues on KEVII/KGV cards, Gone no address, stamps invalid, not to be found etc, few foreign included. £50 to 75 £62.00
1861   Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KGV-few later, accumulation of mainly postcards, few covers/stationery collected for pmk interest incl. duplexes (100's), squared circles (80), rubbers (23), skeletons (8) also incl. Exhibitions, Railway, Islands etc. Inspection recommended. £100 to 150 £220.00
1862   Used (on letter or envelope)
SKELETON POSTMARKS A-W collection on KEVII or KGV PPC's incl. Fareham unframed, Minehead R50 & Mytchett Camp etc. Good variety, many fine strikes. (70) £100 to 150 £220.00
1863   Used (on letter or envelope)
SQUARED CIRCLE CANCELS collection of 164 different (identified by vendor) PPC's, majority are Edwardian. £50 to 70 £82.00
1864   Used (on letter or envelope)
SQUARED CIRCLE CANCELS A-W collection cancelling ½d Edwards on PPC's, excellent variety. (535) £100 to 150 £270.00
1865   Used (on letter or envelope)
Official covers incl. 1833-40 DLO wrappers, 1844 Excise return, 1847 2d blue on E with superb wax seal of the India Commissioners, 1850 Inclosure (sic) Commission, WWI Munitions & War Grave Depts. Scarce WWII RAF official registered E, consulates incl. Addis Abbaba, Houses of Commons & Lords, Government offices etc. Also range of official paid c.d.s, machines & stationery. (45) £110 to 140 £150.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Due covers: underpaid incoming mail with Due marks or labels incl. (1845) scarce boxed 'L.C.O/POSTAGE NOT PAID/TO LONDON' ex France (faults), scarcer hexagonal & numerical marks incl. TPO item, various combinations of due labels on mail circa 1914-73 incl. scarcer ½d charges & values to 2/6d, instructional marks etc. Good lot. (32) £140 to 180 £195.00
1867   Used (on letter or envelope)
1846-1940 range 58 covers incl. 1924-25 stationery unused, 1934 Kirkwall - which illustrated Airmail 1st Flight Cover, 1937 Coronation illustrated FDC etc. £50 to 60 £92.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Sideways duplexes etc. incl. 1857-58 Newcastle upon Tyne pair (different sizes), one on 4d pale carmine, 1857 1d red covers with fine strikes of Leicester & Dover sideways duplexes plus fine Leeds 'spoon' with '1845 for 1854' error on 1d pink E. Attractive group. (5) £50 to 60 £125.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV period incl. 1874 1d pink E's perforated 'N' (3) plus covers with perfined stamps incl. 1875 pair of 4d on Hambro E to France, scarce 1882 1½d ('G.R & Co.'), mainly Jubilee values to 5d, many on identifiable covers incl. registered, (17) £70 to 85 £76.00
1870   Used (on letter or envelope)
Squared Circle postmarks - S.E. England: QV-KEVII range of postcards & covers showing clear strikes incl. Censing Station Rd, Hastings (1881), Beckenham (1883), Sevenoaks (1881), Shanklin IOW (1894), Oxford St B.O. & Southampton (1893) etc. (28) £60 to 80 £90.00
1871   Used (on letter or envelope)
Squared Circle postmarks - London: QV-KEVII range of cards & covers with good range of types incl. 'fancy experimentals' from Lombard Street (1882 - 6 incl. one perfin) plus 1902 late use, also two different 'LONDON' d.s. Various postal districts & suburbs incl. Lower Edmonton SO (with instructional mark), Clapton, unusual red Highgate, Palmers Green, Herne Hill, Plaistow, Victoria Docks etc. Good lot. (34) £80 to 100 £115.00
1872   Used (on letter or envelope)
1890 Penny Postage Jubilee souvenirs incl. the DLR 1d envelope (4 - 3 with insert cards) with first day cancels, one postally used. Also fine example of the scarce guildhall 1d card with 'star' cancellation & four ½d cards with special cancellations incl. scarce private ½d pink used to William Lincoln. (9) £60 to 75 N/S
1873   Used (on letter or envelope)
Squared Circle postmarks - Miscellany of strikes on QV-KEVII covers & cards incl. Pershore on 1890 Jubilee E, Church Stretton, Dawley, Gamlingay, Oundle, Fakenham, Caistor, Bildeston, Spilsby, Brigg, Stretford, Conway, Fallowfield, Long Rock etc. (48) £120 to 140 £120.00
1874   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Due covers 1894-1975 with hand stamped Due marks & labels on inland & foreign mail incl. (1894) unusual use of '5d' h.s. on underpaid USA cover, 1941 cancelled charge, hexagonal 'T' marks incl. FS & C.68 codes etc. Also 1872 redirected item with late use of circular '1d' mark. (35) £80 to 100 N/S
1875   Used (on letter or envelope)
Squared Circle postmarks - West Country: QV-KEVII cards & covers with range of cancels incl. Newnham, Baydon, Westbury (1895 official paid item), Lynmouth, Taunton (1881), Perranwell Station, Mawgan, St Mawes, Redruth & The Lizard etc. (36) £80 to 100 £92.00
1876   Used (on letter or envelope)
Squared Circle postmarks - Northern England: QV-KEVII cards & covers with variety of strikes Kirkdale, Southport (1896), Mark Lane Liverpool (1889), Ashborne, Holbeck, Chapeltown Rd. & Marsh Lane (Leeds), Bradford, Hunmanby, Darlington (3 types) etc. (34) £70 to 90 £70.00
1877   Used (on letter or envelope)
Redirected Mail - 1899 parcel label to UK with Netherlands 15c stamp re-addressed to USA with QV 2d & 6d cancelled 'FB/D', 1925 & 1938 Esperanto 'round-the-world' cards plus 1905-42 commercially forwarded mail from a variety of sources. (9) £50 to 65 N/S
1878   Used (on letter or envelope)
Perfins. on KEVII & KGV covers with values to 3d incl. many foreign destinations, registered etc. with many perfins. identifiable from context. Useful lot. (38) £80 to 10 £82.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1904 Postcard to Crosshill, Glasgow, franked KEVII ½d (damaged corner) cancelled with fine strike of double ring oval 'Posted in advance/G.W/1904/For Delivery on Xmas Day' (1) £100 to 120 £105.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1904 Postcard to Rochdale, franked KEVII ½d, tied fair strike of 'Posted in Advance/RO/1904 for Delivery on Xmas Day' in red. £120 to 140 N/S
1881   Used (on letter or envelope)
KEVII covers - interesting group incl. 1d envelopes uprated with 1½d stamps (2), ½d & 2d stamps on E to Germany, 1904 part cover with (forged?) 'IR/OFFICIAL' 6d, parcel label & tag to USA with 3d & 1s or ½d & 3d (4), 5d stamp on tag violet h.s. Parcel Post of Q Victoria St, London, machine cancels etc. (12) £60 to 75 £115.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1908 Postcard to Exeter franked KEVII ½d, tied by fine 'Birkenhead 1908 Xmas' circular cancel. £100 to 120 N/S
1883   Used (on letter or envelope)
Special Event cancellations circa 1908-61 from KEVII Exhibitions incl. scarcer Edinburgh 1908, 1922 Esperanto Congress, 1958 Empire Games Village registered E, wide range of Exhibition cancels (not philatelic shows) incl. Chelsea Flower Show 1937, 1952, 1953 & 1959, 1953-54 MPO trio inc. Liverpool BASS etc. Good lot. (42) £120 to 140 £120.00
1884   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Due covers 1911-66 with instructional marks incl. scarce CHARGE NOT PAID/PADDINGTON S.O. (1911), 'Contains a letter in/type writing characters/449' (1936), good range of 'Liable to Letter Rate', 'More to Pay', 'Return to Sender' & 'Insufficiently Prepaid' types plus cancelled charge h.s. etc. (22) £70 to 90 £70.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Scarce 1912 Wilkinson 'penny in the slot' machine cancellation: pair of covers to same address, one roughly opened with Wilkinson red 'LONDON E.C. /1d (crown)' mark & red London E.C. c.d.s. for 1 April alongside, both with curious violet '2' h.s. This experiment ran for a few months only, items mailed averaging around 60 a day. (2) £65 to 80 £76.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1913 telephone bill receipts with c.d.s. of the Glasgow area cancelling charges paid in stamps of between 2d & 14s - all values of the 1912 KGV issue between 1d & 1s (apart from 1½d & 2½d) are represented incl. several spectacular blocks of the 1s value. Very unusual usages in fresh condition. (34) £250 to 300 £410.00
1887   Used (on letter or envelope)
Early telephone receipts with KEVII stamps: group of receipts with c.d.s. of the Glasgow area for 1913 with payment acknowledged by late use of KEVII postage stamps incl. 5d (with KGV 1s), 6d (2 single plus strip of seven with KGV 3d), 9d pair & two separate 1s stamps. Two items show use of unusual roller cancel. Fresh & unusual. (7) £100 to 120 £230.00
1888   Used (on letter or envelope)
Philatelic Exhibition/Congress covers 1913-67 with scarcer KGV (4), 1936 KEVIII (4) & good selection of KGVI & 1950's items with some unfamiliar cancellations noted. (42) £60 to 85 £125.00
1889   Used (on letter or envelope)
KGV covers incl. 1915 returned E with UK & Russian (Petrograd) censorship & uncommon blue 'Return to Sender' label obscuring address, 1919 much forwarded registered E with numerous French c.d.s. 1925 Hull PO apologetic closure labels on damaged items to Sweden, 7½d franked express cover from York, 1½d booklet stamps with se-tenant labels (3) etc. Useful lot. (16) £60 to 70 £60.00
1890   Used (on letter or envelope)
Machine cancellations incl. 1918 Leeds 'war bonds' slogan, 1925 BEE on 1d PPC, 1938 Glasgow Exhibition 'dumb' imprint, KGVI covers with triangle telegraphic code dies, 1947 Wedding (5 different), red PAID imprints 1935-53 (4) plus selection of meter cancellations 1927-61 (11) with KEVII die noted. (42) £70 to 90 N/S
1891   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Due stamps on cover 1919-69 good variety of charges incl. unusual pair of GB registered E's posted out of course 1919-21, underpaid mail with 1d, 1½d, 2d, 3d, 3½d, 4d, 6d, 8d & 9d charges incl. one redirected item with transferred charge & 1956 unpaid, overweight E (faults) from Australia with 2d (2) & 1s (3) Due labels. (31) £100 to 150 £140.00
1892   Used (on letter or envelope)
KGV covers: range of 1920's-30's covers to foreign destinations incl. scarce 3d franked AR card to Karachi (1931), 3d covers to Brazil & British Guiana, airmail items to Kenya & Germany, large registered E to Portugal, covers to Shanghai & Malta - the latter registered. (8) £40 to 50 N/S
1893   Used (on letter or envelope)
Perfins. on KGVI & QEII covers, mainly low value frankings but incl. registered, 1938 KEVIII 1½d (OYEZ) noted - the majority (43) are KGVI. Interesting lot. (51) £80 to 100 N/S
1894   Used (on letter or envelope)
Postal History miscellany incl. WWII greetings telegrams, 1926 'Via Eastern' greetings cablegram E, 1938 'poached egg' cover, 1899 Glasgow parcel cancels on uprated registered E, 1929 PPC with unusual label 'Equal Pay/No Undercutting', KGVI cypher h.s. on official mail, Edwardian PPC in form of a Wiltshire Ham etc. £100 to 120 £120.00
1895   Used (on letter or envelope)
KGVI covers incl. 1940 AR card for registered E to USA, uncommon 'irregular acceptance' form (1949 - damaged) for short paid insured item with added 6d & 9d stamps, 1940 censored E to USA with 3d (5) & 2/6d brown stamps, 1952-53 pair of uprated registered E's to Chile via the BPA scheme, 1950 E to Switzerland opened by Customs & Excise plus a few KEVIII frankings etc. Interesting usages. (30) £80 to 100 £125.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Postage Due labels used as receipts etc. incl. 1942-43 bundle labels (5) with various 'To Pay' labels incl. 4d block of nine & 2/6d, 1966 three separate (customs?) receipts with blocks of £1 labels incl. irregular marginal block of ten, two blocks of twelve etc. plus similar 1937 item with 3d labels to the value of 6/6d, 1936 customs tag with 1s (3) & 2/6d (2) labels, also several 1975-80 items inc. £5 pair. (17) £100 to 120 £210.00
1897   Used (on letter or envelope)
Local Posts - bundle of covers with various Scout Post labels of the 1980's & 90's plus 1957 Jamboree stamp on Glasgow GG cover; also 1972 Lundy item & 1959 E with Isle of Canna 2d stamp. (18) £30 to 40 N/S
1898   Used (on letter or envelope)
QEII postal history - bundle of covers with Wilding & Machin frankings incl. 1969 telegram form, bisects (4), registered, recorded, express, regionals, commemoratives & overseas frankings etc. (65) £80 to 100 £170.00
1899   Used (on letter or envelope)
1971 Postal Strike: interesting bundle of covers incl. commercial items, with 'stamps' of various delivery agencies, mainly London but incl. Bournemouth, Southport, Southampton, Manchester, Hadlow, Norwich, East Sussex, Exeter, Isle of Wight etc. Apparently all different. (36) £80 to 100 £110.00
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