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This auction took place on 29 November 2012. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 143 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • England
Used (on letter or envelope)
CHESHIRE 1803 cover from Neston to London bearing Neston straight line, Willcocks CH570. £60 to 70 £70.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
CHESHIRE Liverpool 1831 cover to Doncaster bearing boxed 'PAID AT/LIVERPOOL' in red & boxed 'Liverpool/Penny Post' in black, reverse bears 'Woodside' half round - fleurons erased, Willcocks LL538, scarce. (1) £100 to 120 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
CHESHIRE 1839 Scottish Widows Fund printed cover to Edinburgh bearing '½' wheel tax mark & straight line Birkenhead in black, Willcocks CH28, reverse Liverpool c.d.s & Edinburgh receiver. (1) £40 to 50 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1686 folded letter 29th Nov from Norwich by Olivier Le Neve, addressed to his brother Peter 'against ye Redd Lyon in King Street, Bloomsbury, London,' bears fine London Bishopmark 'DE/I' cover has vertical crease away from mark. £40 to 55 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SURREY 1843-46 three items comprising 1d pink envelopes (2) + 1841 1d cover cancelled barred oval '292' or MC & each bearing fine FARNHAM mileage removed 'half round' d/stamp. Attractive group. (3) £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE Single Letter Sheet York to London charged '3' in manuscript, bears London IV/10 Bishop Mark - fine strike. A postscript provides evidence the York postmaster operated a local delivery service by post boy, letter states at top 'York Saturday at noon 8th June' - but unfortunately the year is not known. Scarce. £80 to 100 N/S
  • Scotland
Used (on letter or envelope)
EDINBURGH 1825-36 covers with hand struck '1' local delivery marks (8) with at least 3 types noted. Also VF '2' (1840) on EL + PAID at EDINR c.d.s. (10) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1876 envelope sent locally in Peebles village without a stamp (no indication that any cash payment was made) although accepted & cancelled by superb Peebles Oct.3.76 c.d.s. Unusual. (1) £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1884 stampless envelope sent locally from Edinburgh to Abercromby Place, cancelled by '131' duplex for Ju.9.84 with '2' Postage Due mark at left. (1) £40 to 50 N/S
  • Airmails
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1918-1929 First Flight covers (5) comprising 1918 RAF flight marquise (APO S20)/ Lympne special ""Stamp Collecting"" illustrated card bears purple rectangular censor cachet, 1923 Motor Glider Flight Lympne/Hastingleigh printed cover bears vignette, 1929 Imperial Airways 1st Flight London/Karachi & on to Calcutta, a similar but printed cover then on to Bombay, another London/Alexandria then on to High Commissioner in Cairo. £80 to 100 £100.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1929 four reg airmail covers from Stirling/Mangalore by Imperial Airways second flight London/Karachi franked by a KGV complete set ½d-1s (SG.418/429), 1929 Union Airways first flight Capetown/Johannesburg 9.8.29 Tooting/Johannesburg with Airmail advertising vignette. Another postmarked Tidworth, Pennings Camp franked K29 PUC ½d Strip. 1929 first acceptance for flight New York/Belize -B.Honduras 12.10.29 Reg from Ibstock with transit & backstamps, 1929 first Official acceptance for flight over Imperial Airways route extension to Delhi cover from Ibstock flown London/Delhi and onto Madras by rail. (8) £55 to 75 £62.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 First Flight covers for Imperial Airways First Night flight London/Brussels franked 1½d L29 control strip, Imperial Airways First Night flight London/Cologne bears airport receipt cachet in red, 1931 first acceptance for flight New York/Jamaica 14.4.31 franked KGV 1½d & 1s tied Liverpool cds/wavy lines, backstamp & transit marks on reverse, 1931 Imperial Airways Christmas flight London/Capetown Official illustrated reg cover franked KGV 4d control single, 5d & 6d - four backstamps another but for London/Johannesburg, another London/Bulawayo and E.Africa official illustrated cover London/Broken Hill. Seven covers bearing various GV single, double or triple frankings. (7) £55 to 70 £94.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931-32 First Flights ( ) - Australian National Airlines return Christmas flight London/Melbourne 7.1.32 Registered Official cover franked GV 4d, 6d & 9d backstamp for Albert Park Victoria, reg Melbourne & Bugle Cornwall, Imperial Airways 1st reg service flight 20.1.32 London/Capetown illustrated flight cover franked GV 1s tied Croydon Aerodrome cds (143 flown), Imperial Airways first flight through Cyprus to India 16.4.32 Scarce official cover London/Limassol (3) £40 to 50 £78.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932 Acceptance via Imperial Airways for TATA Airways first flight Karachi/Bellary 8.10.32 with cachet & backstamp franked GV 2½d pair & 3d, 1933 Imperial Airways first flight London/Calcutta 1.7.33 official illustrated cover franked GV 2½d pair, 2d Control Single & 1d reverse bears cachet & three backstamps/ also an unused official printed envelope, 1933 Imperial Airways first flight London/Singapore 9.12.33 Official illustrated cover franked GV 1d & 10d, similar for London/Alor Star, similar for London/Bandon, Thailand. £50 to 65 £62.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932 Imperial Airways first flight London/Bahrain 1.10.32 official printed cover another special printed cover for staff (believed about 14 flown), another 1932 Imperial Airways official printed cover London/Sharjah, each cover franked KGV 6d defin. (3) £50 to 65 £50.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 MacRobertson England - Australia air race Mildenhall/Melbourne cover carried by Turner & Pangborn (signed by both) 3rd in race, another cover carried by Hewett & Kay (9th in race) Signed by C.E. Kay. (2) £40 to 50 £92.00
  • Illustrated covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
HAND PAINTED 1880 envelope addressed to Cheltenham, franked 1d venetian red, cancelled Manchester squared circle, cover bears charming watercolour illustration. £25 to 35 £20.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1881 1d lilac SG.172 used on a most attractive hand painted envelope depicting a young girl on the beach 'at Broadstairs,' the stamp tied by a London Hoster cancel for Se.15.87 the cover addressed to Ramsgate £80 to 120 £80.00
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
Used (on letter or envelope)
1856 cover London to New York franked 4d Medium Garter SG. 63 (three examples - one with perf. faults), tied London '10' district barred oval numerals. Cover endorsed 'Per RMS Persia' & reverse dated Mr.7.56 (Medium Garter 4d only released on 25th Feb). Some cover faults but very scarce. Cat. £1575 as three used stamps. £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1862-1900 range of 22 covers to overseas destinations incl. 1862 Canada, 1865 Constantinople, 1866 Punjab, 1867 Madras, 1870 Ceylon, 1872 San Sebastian, 1872 Sweden, 1873 Denmark, 1873 Argentina, 1875 USA, 1877 Nova Scotia, 1878 Trieste & 1881 Suez etc. Various frankings with single, double & multiple etc. Priced to sell when bought @ £900+ £200 to 250 £240.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867 June 20th cover Glasgow to Moscow franked 9d straw Pl. 4 (Wmk Emblems) wing margin example, tied fine Glasgow duplex, obverse PD in circle, FRANCO in red, 'Aus England Per Aachen' double ring in blue, fine clean cover. (1) £120 to 150 £185.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1868 Feb 17th cover London to Moscow franked 9d straw Pl. 4, tied two strikes barred oval numeral '48,' obverse bears boxed 'Franco' & PD in oval, also 'Aus England Per Aachen' double ring in blue. (1) £60 to 75 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1869 Dec 22 EL Manchester to Monte Video, franked 2s blue SG.118, tied barred oval numeral '498' of Manchester, obverse also bears Manchester Paid 22.De.63 double ring c.d.s. in red, Calais transit in blue, inside oval - Edward Cooper/Jan 18 1870, reverse Drabble Bros & Co/Jan 20 1870. Scarce franking. Cat. £825 £120 to 150 £125.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1869 EL Manchester to Monte Video, franked 1s green Pl.4 x2 (SG.115), tied barred oval numeral '498' of Manchester, obverse also bears Manchester Paid double ring c.d.s. for Oct.8.1869 in red, reverse London Oct 9 c.d.s. Inside letter bears Edward Cooper/Montevideo/Nov 8 1869 in blue. (1) £60 to 75 £72.00
Used on piece or front
1870 March 17th piece London to Shanghai rated 2s 8d, endorsed 'pr French Str/via Marseilles', franked 4d SG. 94 Pl. 11 (2) & 2s SG. 118, tied London duplexes & on reverse Shanghai receiver c.d.s. £40 to 50 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1871 July 2nd cover London to San Salvador franked 1s green Pl. 5 x3 (SG.117), tied London duplexes. (1) £50 to 65 £62.00
1123   Used (on letter or envelope)
1871 March 2nd cover to New York franked 9d straw SG. 110, tied London duplex, also tied New York PAID c.d.s. in red. Cat. £500 (1) £60 to 75 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1872 cover from Slough (Bucks) to a Captain in the Royal Artillery, Jacobabad, India franked by twelve 1d Reds Plate 148 making 1s rate, tied by Slough Duplex's, m/s 'Overland Via Brindisi, reverse bears oval 'Sea Post Office' mark in blue & Triangular Indian mark. Some cover faults. (1) £50 to 60 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1875 Envelope with contents from Manchester to Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope, franked 6d grey Pl.13, SG.147, pair tied Manchester duplex's, obverse also bears 'Cape Town Mr.25 Cape Colony' c.d.s., reverse Grahamstown Mr.27 receiver. (1) £50 to 65 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1876 Reg cover from Bradford to Gerabron, Whittenberg, Germany, franked 4d Pl.14, SG.94 & 2½d Pl.1, SG.139, tied Bradford duplex, obverse bears Bradford & London oval registered d/stamps, attractive. (1) £60 to 75 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1881 Cover to Constantinople via Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, franked 1s brown Pl.13 (SG.163) + ½d (SG.165) for late fee, tied Manchester squared circles, reverse bears British P.O Constantinople Ju.26.81 c.d.s. Cat. £525 - on cover. (1) £100 to 125 £105.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1881 Feb 16 cover to San Diego, franked pair 4d grey brown Pl.17 (SG.160), tied fine Manchester squared circles, obverse bears 'A & S Henry & Co' cachet. £50 to 65 £64.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1881 Feb 16th cover London to Salvador franked 4d brown Pl. 17 horizontal pair (SG.160), tied London duplexes. (1) £35 to 45 £58.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1883 Oct 20th cover London to Sydney franked 6d on 6d (SG.162), tied by South Kensington duplex, upper left corner bears 'Henry Edward Randall/Show Manufacturer/Northampton' oval h/stamp in purple. Reverse bears Sydney receiver, cover is trimmed at top & slightly grubby. (1) £40 to 55 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1892 Reg 2d envelope from Budleigh Station to Berne, Switzerland, franked 2½d + 10d Jubilee, tied Budleigh Station c.d.s's, red oval London reg. transit mark, reverse Exeter transit c.d.s. & Bern receiver, reverse also bears three different coloured seals & Inland reg. compensation table. £60 to 75 £64.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1893 S.T.O. 2½d Stationary envelope uprated with 2x 1d lilacs, registered to Germany stamp tied by three strikes 'R' in oval, below London Chief Office d.s reverse German receiver. £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1894 March 2nd envelope (top back flap missing), from London to St. Helena franked 1d lilac & 5d indigo (SG.169 & 172), tied London duplexes, obverse also bears a faint St. Helena receiver c.d.s, cover has some creasing, scarce destination. (1) £50 to 65 £50.00
  • Railway Covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900 Commercial envelope to Bishops Stortford, franked QV 1d lilac & 2d green G.W.R adhesive, both cancelled in m/s, some brown stains, cover was handed in at Liverpool Street Station for delivery by Railway Letter Service 4th May 1900, m/s train details on the cover front. £30 to 40 £30.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1904 2d green Irish Great Northern Railway Co carriage stamp along with KEVII 1d SG. 219 on envelope, cancelled (after arrival at Euston Station) by neat North Western District duplex for Oc.10.04 (cancel also includes the time in full rather than in code) the stamps pen cancelled by the Station Master prior to dispatch. A super Irish railway cover addressed to Penge. £50 to 60 £64.00
  • Royalty
Used (on letter or envelope)
c1871 Mourning envelope from HMY OSBORNE addressed by HRH The Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandria, some time before 1871, when the Duchess of St. Albans dies, since there are no postal markings, the letter was presumably delivered by messenger. (1) £100 to 150 £150.00
  • Miscellaneous postal history
1137   Used (on letter or envelope)
POSTAL HISTORY ACCUMULATION in carton of approx 1500 items within a carton QV-QEII incl. postal stationery - various incl. postcards, registered, stamped to order, various frankings, destinations, 1d red & surface printed covers etc. Good dealer lot. £1200 to 1500 £2800.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1856 1d pink envelope to London, cancelled fine Wrexham Spoon for Sept.25.1856 code C, horizontal crease. (1) £60 to 75 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1869 Wrapper from London to Tillicoultry franked 1d Rose Red Pl. 122 KC (SG.43) tied by first Azemar experimental machine cancel for Je.3.69 £60 to 80 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1874 registered cover franked ½d Pl.10 BLOCK OF FOUR + 3d Pl.12, from Liverpool to London, tied barred oval '466' numerals, 3d also tied with 'Registered/Exchange Liverpool Mr.28.74' large oval date stamp in red. An unusual franking. (1) £100 to 125 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1883 1d lilac bisected on local Soho cover with ½d pale green making the 1d rate, neatly tied by London W/2s duplex for De.1.83 most unusual. £60 to 75 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1906 Postcard to Southport, franked KEVII ½d (fault), tied good strike of the Birkenhead Posted in Advance for Xmas circular cancel, first year of use, scarce. £80 to 100 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1927 cover front with bisected KGV 3d sent from London to Hornchurch (not charged postage due), tied London machine cancel for Jan 25th 1927. (1) £40 to 50 £52.00
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