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Sale 149 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • "Postal history collections & accumulations, miscellaneous etc."
1242
Used (on letter or envelope)
1799-1954 COVER COLLECTION written up on leaves incl. 1799 cover, Edinburgh - London bears Scottish Bishop Mark, changed 8d, 1842 EL to Kilmarnock Railway, franked 1840 1d - faults, tied black MC, further QV covers, Edwardian postcards, book post (2), panoramic card, 1911 Coronation Aerial postcards London to Windsor (2) in brown & grey etc. (30) £140 to 170 £140.00
1243
Used (on letter or envelope)
CACHETED PPC's selection of 60+ noted several Lands End types, Snaefell summit, several summit of Snowdon, Watch Tower Beachy Head, John O'Groats House, Watersmeet Lynmouth etc. £40 to 65 £40.00
1244
Used (on letter or envelope)
INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS mainly N.E. England 1890's-2000+ collection of 34 covers or PPC's on leaves with a good variety of markings in Postage Dues, Inadmissible at... Rate, Gone No Address, Liable to letter Rate, Gone Away, Contrary to Regulations, Of the Nature/of a Letter/297, etc. etc. £50 to 65 £155.00
1245   Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KEVII miscellaneous cover assortment (60) many bearing 1d red Plates, 1d lilacs, odd pre-stamp Newcastle upon Tyne interest etc. £50 to 65 £58.00
1246   Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-QEII accumulation of covers incl. postal stationery, single, mixed & multiple frankings, destinations incl. overseas, a good variety of all reigns with nice selection of cancels incl. slogans, c.d.s's, registered, duplexes, newspaper, FPO, censored etc. (150+) £130 to 150 £230.00
1247
Used (on letter or envelope)
RUBBER climax circular date stamps, mainly cancelling old postcards in black or violet, noted Northumberland & Durham villages incl. some better cards with Kibblesworth - Plough Inn RP. (86) £40 to 60 £380.00
1248
Used (on letter or envelope)
1834 Money Letter from Manchester to Abingdon, original contents £5 2s, endorsed 'Money' & pre-paid at double the 10d rate for 120-170 miles @ 1/8d, cover bears on obverse - circular 'PAID/AT/MANCHESTER' in red. £150 to 200 N/S
1249
Used (on letter or envelope)
1839-1950's miscellaneous range of covers incl. Parcel Post Label '66, Baker St B.O/London, W' franked 6d Jubilee, tied Baker St c.d.s, 1924 London - Casablanca 1st flight, 1929 London - Karachi 1st flight, Stephen H. Smith flight covers, 1893 reg cover to Galata, Constantinople c.d.s, 1910 B.P.O Smyrna PPC, 1908 postcard to N. China, WWII Censored Mail, Airgraph + envelope etc. Interesting lot to view. (44) £80 to 120 £260.00
1250
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Mulready Caricature Fores Civic Envelope - faults, Southgate No. 3 env (Deraedemaker) 1855 small env addressed to Chester franked 1d stars with enclosure of a personal letter written & signed by William Gladstone inviting Major & Mrs Leigh to dinner. (3) £100 to 150 £190.00
1251
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-QEII range of covers from pre-stamp incl. 1840 1d Pl.9 (three margins & creased) U on part cover, 1841 1d covers (2), Perf Line Engraved covers incl. 2d, SG.19 & SG.20 on covers, Surface Printed on covers to overseas destinations incl. 6d, SG.70 to Seville, tied fine Newcastle on Tyne duplex, 6d SG.70 to Smyrna, 3d, 5d green SG.193 on cover to Virginia, USA tied by fine Bristol c.d.s, obverse bears fine Richmond receiver. Further items incl. stationery, 1939 Imperial Airways first flight London - Toronto etc. Mixed condition. £140 to 180 N/S
1252
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 Registered wrapper (tone spots) to Macclesfield franked with 1d red and embossed 6d lilac (cut square, chamfered corner, cut-into at foot) each cancelled by '448' numeral of Leek. £55 to 75 N/S
1253
Used (on letter or envelope)
1860 June 20th envelope from London to Leeds, unpaid and charged '2' due, the writer (H. Armstrong) endorsing the front 'Mr Hope how long do you intend to contain your oppression. I shall never cease writing you until you either give me & my family back our hard earnings or finish our Martyrdom by imprisoning me,' also a letter explaining Armstrong's grievances, the envelope with some faults but most unusual. (1) £50 to 70 £56.00
1254
Used (on letter or envelope)
1865-1926 Newspapers & wrappers - interesting group incl. 1865 Darlington & Stockton Times bears 1d red newspaper stamp, 1883 Newcastle Daily Chronicle sent to Epsom & franked with a ½d Bantam, tied Gateshead c.d.s, similar for 1870 Carlisle Journal, also franked ½d Bantam, tied by a duplex cancel. Three Daily Mail wrappers of KGV period, odd to Curacao (2) & Nairobi - all bear BUY/BRITISH/MADE/GOODS slogan cancels, plus a selection of P.O Telegrams incl. 1871 Stockton on Tees, 1944 Christmas (unused) etc. An interesting assembly. (14) £60 to 80 N/S
1255
Used (on letter or envelope)
1865-77 Notice of Objection - two printed notices (both folds/toning) sent at the special 3d rate with frankings incl. scarce SG.76 or SG.144 cancelled at Yarm or Leicester. (2) £60 to 80 N/S
1256
 Used
Used (on letter or envelope)
POSTMARKS 1870's-1905 small range on leaves of 3 covers & 12 stamps with interesting marks incl. Coal Exchange, Wool Exchange, Hop Exchange, Manchester Royal Exchange, Covent Garden Market, Manchester Fish Market, Smithfield Market, Grandstand Aintree, Stockbridge Grandstand, Crystal Palace Western Entrance, Gresham Hotel, Bridlington Quay etc. Mainly fine c.d.s. on Surface Printed vals to 5s. Nice lot. £50 to 65 £160.00
1257
Used (on letter or envelope)
1917-31 Express mail (4) incl. two covers from Kensington to Hailsham, Sussex. 1st bears 4 x 1d inverted wmks (booklet stamp), 2nd franked 4d block Paddington transit marks & no arrival marks, 1927 cover Loughton to Southend-on-Sea franked ½d, 1d, 6d, 1931 cover Moortram, Leeds to Durham franked 1½d to 6d back stamped at Durham. (4) £40 to 50 £62.00
1258
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 Sept 17th OHMS env. Fiji to Bristol sent from Nabonwalu with c.d.s, back stamped Suva & taxed 40c, Surcharged 4d in London, charge raised at Langford, Bristol on Oct 1931 (34 days in transit), accompanied by reg. receipt with Nabonwalu c.d.s. £50 to 60 £50.00
1259
Used (on letter or envelope)
THE POST OFFICE RECORDED DELIVERY SERVICE 1961-2000+ collection partly written up for display & the balance in a Gold Crest album, very comprehensive lot incl. 178 covers, P.O. leaflets, label types etc. incl. slogan cancels, OHMS Mail, provisional d/stamps etc. Superbly presented with frankings of commems Wilding & Machin defins incl. single & mixed frankings etc. A well documented collection showing the ever changing pattern of the label and associated P.O. stationery, bar code technology, recorded delivery fees & postal rates. £200 to 250 £200.00
  • England
1260
Used (on letter or envelope)
CROMWELLIAN PARLIAMENT LETTER 1651 (30 June) EL addressed to Public Revenue Committee, Westminster, written at Durham by Thomas Delavall, regarding late payment to widow of Captain Shafto, former Governor of Holy Island. (1) £70 to 100 £370.00
1261
Used (on letter or envelope)
CUMBERLAND 1841-1905 selection of 8 covers incl. 1848 cover from Bedale to Appleby, franked 1840 2d - close cut in places but not into design, tied by 1844 Type numeral '60' for Bedale, cover is creased & stained, still very scarce, 7 other covers incl. 1841 2d on cover to Gateshead bears 'Gilsland' u.c on reverse etc. £200 to 250 N/S
1262
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Stockton on Tees 1787-1842 range of covers incl. 1787 STOCK/TON, 1799 STOCKTON circular mark, various s/line or circular mileage marks, 1841 Wolviston u.c etc. £50 to 60 £115.00
1263
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Sunderland pre-stamp & sub-office + UDC marks. 1789-1868 incl. 1789 SUNDER/LAND, 1846 blue 'HIGH STREET' overstruck by very fine rare blue Sunderland UPP hand struck '2,' mainly very fine 1843/4 'HIGH ST/SUNDERLAND' trio (one to France), mainly fine UDC's of HIGH-SOUTHWICK, HILTON, MONKWEARMOUTH (with 1d red 'Stars' strip of four tied by large sideways duplex), ROKER, SILKSWORTH & WHITBURN (3 fair & very fine + very fine rare 1858 small encircled type), smaller sideways duplex etc. (14) £100 to 120 £260.00
1264
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Bishop Auckland 1790-1859 range of covers (17) incl. 1790 BISHOP/AUCKLAND early mileage marks, 1816 AUCKLAND, 1828 small AUCKLAND (unrecorded in County Cat), 1834 AUCKLAND/Penny Post, 1845 Traveller marks, barred oval numerals etc. £60 to 80 £82.00
1265
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Rushyford 1801-36 small collection incl. 1801 RUSHY/FORD, 1803-27 Mileage marks (5), undated circles (4), free frank covers etc. £40 to 50 £110.00
1266
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Castle Eden 1813-68 small collection incl. 1813-24 s/line marks, 1840 Castle/Eden in red, 1848 & 1849 undated circle marks, 1868 Castle Eden colliery 'D71' barred oval marks etc. £50 to 65 £84.00
1267
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM 1824-1900 range of 26 covers mainly written up on leaves incl. 1824-26 CHESTER LE STREET s/lines, 1830's undated circles, 1847 Tanfield u.c, 1857 Witton Gilbert u.c (2), F77 Lintz Green Station on 1880 cover, 1853 Lanchester u.c, 1846 Shotley Bridge u.c etc. £50 to 70 £310.00
1268
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Weardale 1832-1902 range of 15 covers mainly with undated circles for Witton le Wear (3), Haswell, Hamsterley (2), Woolsingham (2), Stanhope (3), St. John's Chapel, Witton Le Wear etc. £40 to 50 £250.00
1269
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM 1843 May 31st cover from Sunderland to Hartlepool, franked 1841 1d four large margins, tied black MC, obverse bears fine strike of the 1st Type sub-office 'HIGH ST/SUNDERLAND' h/stamp, reverse bears Sunderland despatch. £30 to 40 N/S
1270
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM 1839 Nov cover to North Shields, bears a superb strike of the Monk Wearmouth/Penny Post, reverse Sunderland Nov. 15. 1839 despatch mark. Scarce pre 1840 usage. (1) £40 to 50 £35.00
1271
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM - Ferryhill 1856-1913 range of 10 covers written up on leaves incl. 1856 cover miss-sent to Ferryhill, bears Trimdon Grange u.c, 1857-81 duplex's (6), 1899-1927 Ferryhill Parcel Post Labels etc. £35 to 50 £105.00
1272
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM 1869-1914 range of 28 covers written up on leaves incl. undated circles for 1845 West Rainton, 1859 Sherburn, 1848 Thornley, 1849 Wingate, 1847 Spennymoor, barred oval numerals D78 - Brancepeth, D72 - Coxhoe, D73 - Trimdon Grange, 268 - Seaham, D69 - Wingate, C71 - Willington, later c.d.s's etc. £60 to 75 £260.00
1273
Used on piece or front
DURHAM - South Shields 1890's-1919 Parcel Post Labels (19) with & without frankings incl. S. Frederick Street, Stanhope Road, Tyne Dock, Westoe, Westoe Lane, Green Street, Meldon Terrace etc. All neatly written up on leaves. (26) £30 to 40 £220.00
1274
Used (on letter or envelope)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 1693 EL written by a Newcastle merchant and sent to the Burgomaster of Nieupoort in Flanders, bears a very fine Foreign Branch Bishops Mark endorsed 'Franks (as in Paid) (to) Lond(on) 3d' and charged 'VIII' (Stuyvers?) on arrival. Attractive early cover. (1) £40 to 50 £135.00
1275
Used (on letter or envelope)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 1894-1970's collection written up on leaves in F.G Graduate album, highlights incl. 1894 Triangular 'NT' marks for use on printed circulars, 1913 Robert Sinclair Tobacco Flight label, postcard etc, 1938 N.E. Airways flight cover bears blue label, various Newcastle marks incl. St. Peters 1913, Cardigan Terr 1945, Beaconsfield St 1907, Quayside 1902, slogan marks, registered mail etc. (46) £80 to 100 £80.00
1276
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTH EAST ENGLAND 1850 cover from R & W Haworth of Forth Banks, Newcastle to the Glasgow & Ayr Railway Co. agreeing that their order for six passenger engines & tenders could be altered, franked 1841 1d - enclosure with attractive illustrated steam engine headed paper, 1856 cover from Jamaica to Newcastle, redirected to Temple Sowerby with 1d red (crease), tied Gateshead sideways duplex, 1878 1d Pink stationery envelope from West Hartlepool to Germany uprated with 1½d Pl.3, tied West Hartlepool duplex. £50 to 60 £74.00
1277
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND - Newcastle on Tyne 18th Century pre-stamp collection incl. 1734 'NEW/CASTLE/UNDER' (Staffs, not an unrecorded N-on-Tyne mark as once thought - filing note ref. 'Barlaston' parish, Staffs), scarce 1786/7 pair with very fine 1st Type Mileages (Newcastle/273 & 272/NEWCASTLE), 1798 misdirected letter with red ink ??? in centre of circular 'NEWCASTLE TYNE' rare small lettering 1801 'NEWCASTLE ON TYNE,' 1737-39 'NEW/CASTLE' trio, 1796 horse shoe and a map (12 + map) £150 to 170 £150.00
1278
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND - Newcastle upon Tyne squared circles cancelling QV-KEVII cards or cover - various Types, also odd Morpeth, Darlington & others etc. (40+), also a packet of 1d lilacs, mainly with squared circle cancels. £40 to 50 £40.00
1279
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE - Hull 1840-1900 collection of covers incl. 1840 HULL/SHIPLETTER in red, 1844 framed 'HULL/SHIP-LETTER/AM AU 1844' in green, 1855 'HULL/SHIP-LETTER/AU 7. 1855' in black, 1881 Hull Ship letter c.d.s. for Ap. 11. 81, 1847 cover franked 1841 1d, tied '383' numeral in blue, 1877 Hull Sorting Tender duplex, 1849 s/line Witham - Hull in a shade of green on cover to Southwell franked 1841 1d, several Hull Spoon cancels etc. Useful lot. Viewing recommended. (30) £120 to 160 £150.00
1280
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. £60 to 80 £60.00
  • Scotland
1281
Used (on letter or envelope)
SCOTTISH ADDITIONAL HALFPENNY Wheel Tax marks, superbly written up collection, 1824-33 from the North of England to Scotland, mainly bearing ½d Tax marks, several from Newcastle bearing the blue green or green marks, also from Alnwick & Berwick, Stockton etc. Fine lot. Also an early of 1709 written from Craig etc. (18) £60 to 75 £290.00
1282
Used (on letter or envelope)
1858 Sept 18th cover from Aberdeen to Carlisle, franked 1d Stars, tied by boxed BROADFORD RECG OFFICE Scots Local Type XIX. £100 to 150 £260.00
  • AIRMAILS - INTERNAL FIRST FLIGHT COVERS
1283
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930-38 Air Mail Service pamphlets (14) services incl. England to India, Malaya, Australia, Europe etc. Condition very fine throughout. £40 to 50 £56.00
1284
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 range of first flight covers (10) incl. 1934 Nov 1st Railway Air Services new route Liverpool-Glasgow, another but posted on arrival bears RAS 3d paid cachet, 1934 Nov 30th Railway Air Service last flight of the entire contract Belfast-London with RSA 3d paid cachet used in error at Belfast, 1934 Dec 1st Highland Airways Inverness-Wick official cover with company semi-official stamp, 1934 Dec 1st Highland Airways Wick-Inverness pilot signed E.E.Fresson etc. £80 to 100 £110.00
1285
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935-46 range of first flight covers (13) incl. 1935 Feb 1st Blackpool & West Coast Air services Liverpool-Isle of Man with cachet & pilot signed - J.C.Higgins, 1937 Jan 29th Aberdeen Airways Emergency flight Aberdeen-Lerwick scarce London-Lerwick commercial cover, 1937 May 13th Coronation FDC flown Barnstable-Lundy by Atlantic Coast Air Services franked 1½d Coronation & Lundy ½ Puffin with cachet, 1939 May 22nd Guernsey Airways Guernsey-Southampton special 'Green' cover, 1944 June 11th Scottish Airways Air Ministry flight Islay-Glasgow posted on arrival, etc. £80 to 100 £115.00
1286
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1947-51 range first flight covers (14) incl. 1947 Sept 29th All Up first flight Belfast-Liverpool special illustrated cover, another but Liverpool-Belfast, 1948 Feb 16th BEA All Up Stornoway-Inverness with cachet, 1950 Feb 1st BEA Airway Letter service extension first flight Edinburgh-London with 5d Paid cachet on reverse, 1951 Jan 16th BEA Airway Letter service 1st issue franking of special 6d stamp Belfast-Liverpool (215 flown), 1951 March 12th BEA/Aer Lingus 1st night flight Manchester-Belfast official cover with cachet etc. £100 to 120 £95.00
1287
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1951-75 range first flight covers (42) incl. 1951 Dec 8th BEA Airway letter service 2nd issue Air Letter 6d stamp on KGVI 6d Air Letter flown Belfast-London manuscript & 1d on the 6d stamp, flown onto New York scarce, another Air Letter franked 6d (1st issue) & 11d + 1d, ¼d & 2d 3rd issue Air Letter stamps flown Edinburgh-London and onto New York, further BEA, British Midland, Severn Airways, Air Anglia, JF Airlines, Intra etc. £100 to 120 £130.00
  • AIRMAILS - EXTERNAL FIRST FLIGHT COVERS
1288
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1926-29 range of first flight covers from 1926 Dec 6th 1st Acceptance for Scadta flight Barranquilla - Puerto Berrio & onto Medellin, boxed & circular b/stamps, 1929 March 30th Imperial Airways London - Karachi reg. Official cover onto Calcutta, 1929 Aug 9th Acceptance for Union A.W Cape Town - Johannesburg 1½d stationery envelope with 4d added from Bedford, another but Cape Town - Port Elizabeth reg. from London E.C.35, 1929 Dec 28th 1st Official Acceptance flight over Imperial A.W route, extension to Delhi & on to Colombo by rail, TPO b/stamp, another but cover on to Calcutta. (6) £50 to 65 £66.00
1289
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934-36 range of first flight covers (8) incl. 1934 July 11th first acceptance by Imperial Airways for SNA Madagascar flight to Antananarivo with roller cancel b.s, 1934 July 28th first acceptance for London-Canary Islands via Paris and Seville, 1934 Macrobertson Air Race Mildenhall-Melbourne carried by Parmenties and Moll (2nd in the race) to Batavia official KLM cover with cachet & multi franking, another but carried by Turner & Pangborn (3rd in race) signed by Hoscoe Turner, another but carried by Hewitt & kay (9th in the race) carried on by Air to New Zealand signed by C.E.Kay, 1935 Feb 22nd Acceptance for Sabena Brussels-Leopoldville official cover re-franked and returned on 1st flight back to Belgium then onto London probably an Imperial Airway test letter & scarce thus, 1936 Jan 1st First Day Croydon (town) P.O.Airmail flown to Paris. £80 to 100 £105.00
1290
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936-41 range of first flight covers (15) incl. 1936 Feb 9th Imperial Airways London-Kano and onto Lagos, 1936 March 14th London-Hong Kong with scarce Aerodrome pmk, 1936 July 27th British Airways/ABA 1st night flight London-Stockholm with airport pmk & airline cachet, 1937 June 29th Imperial Airways 1st All-Up flight Southampton-Durban with Hotel arrival cachet, and another cachet, another but Southampton-Entebbe, 1940 June 4th BOAC Heston-Lisbon. £80 to 100 £105.00
1291
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1942-80 range of first flight covers (49) incl. 1945 Sept 5th DDL London-Copenhagen, 1947 Jan 17th 1st Air letter service to USA Birmingham-California, 1948 March 19th BOAC Poole-Japan, 1948 July 1st All-Up first flight London-Stockholm special cover, 1953 Oct 1st All-Up first flight London-Warsaw BEA test letter- very scarce, etc. £140 to 180 £190.00
  • Illustrated covers
1292
Used (on letter or envelope)
1896 Dec 23rd hand painted illustrated envelope depicting a dancing sailor from Stockton on Tees to Whitby, franked 1d lilac, tied Stockton double ring c.d.s. (1) £40 to 60 £86.00
1293
Used (on letter or envelope)
1921 Ap 26th 'John Morton's' illustrated book wrapper titles 'To Lovers of Books' sent from Brighton to Rhode Island, franked ½d green (SG.351), tied by Brighton double ring c.d.s. Attractive & unusual. £50 to 70 N/S
  • Royalty
1294
Used (on letter or envelope)
EDWARD VII undated card printed at top from Marlborough House, bears hand written message on both sides & signed 'Albert Edward,' a few tones. £100 to 120 £125.00
1295
Used (on letter or envelope)
EDWARD VII undated correspondence card printed at top Sandringham/Norfolk, bears hand written message on both sides and signed 'Albert Edward.' £100 to 120 £140.00
1296
Used (on letter or envelope)
QUEEN VICTORIA SIGNATURE 'The Queen' on a cover front stuck down to a folder together with 7 other relatives comprising Prince William Duke of Gloucester, Prince Adolphus Duke of Cambridge, Prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex, Prince William Henry Duke of Clarence, Prince Frederick Duke of York & Albany, Prince Edward Duke of Kent, Prince Ernest Augustus Duke of Cumberland, The Queen Dowager (on a small piece). Interesting lot. £80 to 120 £180.00
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
1297
Used (on letter or envelope)
AUSTRALIA (TAS) 1857-78 four envelopes, all roughly opened incl. two at 6d rate (SG.70, 83) to Hobart ex Brighton or Shaftesbury with boxed SHIP LETTER INWARDS FREE d/stamp, another similar at double rate ex Waltham Cross, the last with large closed tear and hole ex Macynlleth with 8d orange (SG.156) forwarded from Melbourne. Interesting group. (4) £100 to 120 N/S
1298
Used (on letter or envelope)
AUSTRALIA (VIC) 1859-71 (mixed condition) mainly to Melbourne with range of QV frankings incl. 6d single and pair, two different 1s items incl. printed E to Beechworth, 10d (4d + 6d) & 9d (3d + 6d) rates. Interesting group. (6) £70 to 90 N/S
1299
Used (on letter or envelope)
AUSTRALIA 1886 envelope to Brisbane, Queensland franked 6d dull green, tied by fine 'Tram Inn' duplex, reverse Brisbane receiver, cover slightly reduced at base. (1) Cat. £380 £50 to 60 N/S
1300
Used (on letter or envelope)
CANADA 1859-79 covers to different destinations with frankings incl. pair of 4d rose-carmine, 3d rose (5 incl. one with added 1d red) & 2½d rosy-mauve - some with Liverpool transit marks. (7) £60 to 80 £66.00
1301
Used (on letter or envelope)
FRANCE 1884 cover to Paris, franked ½d blue, SG.187, 1s green, SG.196, tied London duplexes, Paris receiver on reverse, scarce franking. £60 to 80 £110.00
1302
Used (on letter or envelope)
FRANCE 1907 cover to Paris, franked KEVII 10d slate purple & carmine (SG.255), tied Mark Lane (London) hooded c.d.s. (1) £50 to 60 £50.00
1303
Used (on letter or envelope)
GERMANY 1861-66 covers to a variety of destinations with Surface Printed 6d stamps incl. SG.70, 85 & 97 - last with 1d reds (6) for double rate. Odd small cover fault. £70 to 90 N/S
1304
Used (on letter or envelope)
GERMANY 1870-89 covers (small fault, one with address part-excised) incl. 3d rates (3 incl. 1d Venetian reds), 2½d rosy-mauve (Pl.2) plus two further 2½d rates incl. one double, also 1902 E with KEVII ½d & 2d stamps cancelled by Trowbridge squared c.d.s. (7) £45 to 55 £45.00
1305
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDIA 1884 small E (flap torn) to Calcutta with fresh example of QV 5d dull green (SG.193), tied by Govan duplex, Sea P.O transit. £45 to 55 N/S
1306
Used (on letter or envelope)
ITALY 1857-74 interesting variety of covers at 6d (6 incl. double rate item), 7d (2) and 11d rates - generally good with the usual filing folds. (9) £65 to 85 £65.00
1307
Used (on letter or envelope)
ITALY (Sicily) 1869-73 four covers at the 6d rate with SG.108, 109, 123 & 124a, odd small fault but generally attractive group. (4) £50 to 65 N/S
1308
Used (on letter or envelope)
MEXICO 1877 cover from London to Vera Cruz via St Nazaire franked 1s green (SG.150, Pl.12), tied London duplex, Stamp Cat. £240 on cover. £50 to 65 £50.00
1309
Used (on letter or envelope)
PORTUGAL 1866-93 covers with usual filing folds, at 6d rate (3) incl. 6d lilac & mauve plus mixed franking of 4d vermillion and 2d blue - also double rate cover with 1s green in addition, 1d pink E uprated for the 2½d rate. (5) £50 to 65 £58.00
1310
Used (on letter or envelope)
RUSSIA 1868-69 two part-wrappers with faults (sellotape repair or grease mark) with scarce 9d straw frankings incl. SG.98 or 110 - latter mixed franking with 2d blue. Stamps bright and attractive. (2) £100 to 120 N/S
1311
Used (on letter or envelope)
TURKEY 1868-90 covers (mixed condition) incl. trio to Constantinople with 6d lilac/mauve stamps, item to Baghdad via India franked with 40pa on 2½d cancelled at Constantinople (1890) plus further item to Beirut with Jubilee 2½d stamp. (5) £40 to 55 N/S
1312
Used (on letter or envelope)
USA 1868-75 single franking covers posted at 6d (2), 1s or 3d (7) rates, last with good range of 3d rose plate numbers and variety of origins. (10) £60 to 75 £60.00
1313
Used (on letter or envelope)
USA 1880 Feb 3rd cover from London to New York via Ship 'City of Brussels' via Queenstown, franked 2½d rosy mauve, SG.141, Pl.17, tied London duplex, reverse bears New York receiver. A scarce plate on cover (Cat. £550) £75 to 95 £75.00
1314
Used (on letter or envelope)
USA 1883 envelope to Boston, MA, franked 3d on 3d, SG.159 (placed upside down), tied by Scarborough duplex, endorsed via Queenstown, obverse bears London PAID c.d.s, reverse 12th & 13th Sept receiver marks. (1) Cat. £425 £40 to 50 N/S
1315
Used (on letter or envelope)
USA 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. £800 to 1000 N/S
  • Uniform Four Pence Postage
1316
Used (on letter or envelope)
1839 cover to Greenock bearing hand struck '4' in black of the Glasgow Uniform Four Penny Post, back stamped Glasgow Dec 9th 1839 c.d.s. £60 to 80 £70.00
1317
Used (on letter or envelope)
1839 Dec 7th cover from Castle Douglas to Thornhill bearing manuscript '4' of the Uniform Four Penny Post, another similar cover dated Dec 25th, each bear Castle Douglas boxed despatch h/stamps, two further covers from Castle Douglas April & June 1840 to Thornhill bearing m/s 1d, obverse bears boxed CASTLE DOUGLAS d/stamps & boxed '5' in claret, Glasgow receiving marks. (4) £70 to 85 £140.00
1318
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 cover from Glasgow to Belfast bearing hand struck '4' in black of the Glasgow Uniform Four Penny Post, b/stamps for Glasgow Jan 3rd & Belfast Jan 5. (1) £60 to 80 £60.00
  • Maritime
1319
 Used
Used on piece or front
MARITIME CANCELS on QV stamps, range of 28 stamps mainly 1d lilacs, marks incl. London Ship Letter c.d.s, Liverpool Packet, Holyhead & Kingstown Dublin (H & K) Packet, moveable box (MB) Mail to France, Scottish Steamers, Paquebot etc. Mixed condition. £35 to 50 £42.00
1320
Used (on letter or envelope)
1888 Norway 10ore postal stationery card with 2 line Newcastle on Tyne/Ship Letter in black (Robertson Type S5) and Ship Letter/Paid/London c.d.s. in red, 2 different London transit marks & Bromley receiver. some peripheral foxing away from marks. (1) £80 to 100 N/S
  • Postal Stationery
1321
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841-44 1d pink envelopes unused (7) incl. two optd different sizes optd SPECIMEN, silk thread sheet opts SPECIMEN. £45 to 55 £50.00
 
   
       
   
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