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Sale 156 - Postal History
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
  • "Postal history collections & accumulations, miscellaneous etc."
1393
Used (on letter or envelope)
EPHEMERA vintage UK incl. advertising matter, tobacco labels, attractive billhead etc. (10) £50 to 60 N/S
1394
Used (on letter or envelope)
GB CANCELLATIONS KEVII/KGV PPC's with fine variety of squared circle c.d.s's (22) & skeleton c.d.s. (19) - mainly clear, complete strikes. (41) £80 to 100 N/S
1395
Used (on letter or envelope)
GB CANCELLATIONS KEVII-KGV PPC's with huge range of single ring (156) & double arc (22) c.d.s cancellations, mainly fine, complete strikes. (180) £80 to 100 N/S
1396
Used (on letter or envelope)
GB MISCELLANY 1916 registered 'weekend telegram' E and contents, various PO receipts 1870's-1970 incl. MP's redirected mail label, advertising E's, 1970's official E's, FU 1890 Jubilee E, 1943 censored to Eire etc. (15 plus various receipts). £60 to 80 N/S
1397
Used (on letter or envelope)
GB PRE-STAMP c1780-1840 range of EL's & covers with marks incl. (weak) boxed 'Newcastle/5th Clause Post' 1826, interesting EL ex New York with fine LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER 1840, 1837-39 trio of EL's with fine italic 'Downton' (Wilts), 1844-47 three covers with different coloured strikes of CARLISE/1/PAID, c1780 ABERGA/VENNY, good s/line CHRIST/CHURCH & WAREHAM, circular NEWCASTLE-TYNE, Deptford, Richmond & Woolwich c.d.s etc. Interesting lot. (19) £100 to 120 £120.00
1398
Used (on letter or envelope)
MACHINE CANCELLATIONS fine collection of mainly Edwardian postcards, a few covers & items of stationery bearing a variety of picked superb quality cancels incl. Boston London Types 1-6, Liverpool 3 & 4, Columbia 1st Type, Several 2nd Type, Krag Trial Types (several), Columbia Christmas Experimental Type, Provincial Types, Alma London Types, Sylbe, Hey & Dolphin, Bickerdike machines 1-6 etc. Superbly presented on 41 pages (78 items) £350 to 500 £350.00
1399
Used (on letter or envelope)
MILEAGE MARKS pre-stamp covers with mileages incl. circular Bodmin, Camelford, Lancaster and Lymington, s/line Ross, Dunlavin, Linton, Wells, St. Neots, Woburn & Hungerford. (11) £80 to 100 N/S
1400
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISDIRECTED MAIL 1866 Edinburgh cover with very fine 'Misdirected to' & Dunkeld c.d.s, also 1870 similar cover with different type 'MISDIRECTED TO' with Dunkeld c.d.s, small faults but scarce pair. (2) £60 to 80 £75.00
1401
Used on piece or front
PARCEL POST LABELS selection of white stampless London Parcel Post Labels with appropriate c.d.s d/stamps, mainly fine. £60 to 90 £72.00
1402
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV 1d red covers 1854-61 with single (2) incl. printed colour, two (4) & four stamps, most with Inland Branch twin numeral cancellations. Good specialist lot. (7) £60 to 80 £60.00
1403
Used (on letter or envelope)
VALENTINE 1871 embossed 'lace' envelope with original matching card with hand painted flower addressed to Hastings, 1d red stamp cancelled by Malvern duplex. Attractive item. £50 to 60 N/S
1404
Used (on letter or envelope)
1648 (Dec 1) Indenture concerning a house & land, agreed between Samuel Bridger of Gloucester, gentleman, and Edward Harold, Carpenter, and his wife Margery, of Dursley. Although written after the capture of Charles I and just two months before his execution the document begins 'in the twentie fourth years of the Rayne of our Soverayne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland France & Ireland Defender of the Fayth.' £100 to 120 N/S
1405
Used (on letter or envelope)
1812-1960's modern cover album containing 76 covers incl. pre-stamp, 1841 1d covers, perf 1d red covers, QV stationery & some later. £80 to 100 £80.00
1406
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNDERPAID MAIL 1812-70 covers with various 'more to pay' marks incl. good example of the Glasgow 'frying pan' type, 1835 front with scarce circular 'More/to Pay/1d' plus several other types. (7) £60 to 80 N/S
1407
Used (on letter or envelope)
PENNY POSTS 1818-41 stampless E's with boxed Romford (2 types), Northwich (2) - both free fronts, Altrincham &Newbury plus unframed Newbury, Gloucester & Broughton. (9) £80 to 100 N/S
1408
Used (on letter or envelope)
INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS 1822-73 covers with marks incl. scarce boxed 'To be Delivered/by 10 Sund.Morn' on 1839 London 2d Post printed letter, 'POSTAGE NOT PAID/TO LONDON,' 'TO PAY 1D ONLY' on Chichester Penny Post cover & 1873 E returned from Vienna with London redirection mark. Good group. (4) £60 to 80 £72.00
1409
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISSENT - YORKSHIRE 1824 EL with mainly fine strike of the scarce MISSENT/TO YORK, 1856 1d red cover with scarce green-blue MISSENT TO/SHEFFIELD. (2) £60 to 80 £50.00
1410
Used (on letter or envelope)
PENNY POSTS boxed/unboxed types on covers 1824-40 incl. boxed Crewkerne, Dorchester, Fareham scarce Peterborough with boxed RH 'No. 1' of Whittlesea, also unframed types of Cuckfield & Rochdale. (6) £80 to 100 £70.00
1411
Used (on letter or envelope)
LATE MAIL 1827 London 2d Post cover with boxed 'PUT IN AFTER/7O'CLOCK AT NIGHT,' 1841 scarce Edinburgh boxed 'PAID/1d EXTRA' plus framed TOO LATE of Liverpool & Manchester, also 1886 scarce Continental Night Mail 4d late fee - postage stamp removed. (5) £60 to 90 £100.00
1412
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISSENT MAIL 1837-47 covers incl. two line MISSENT TO NORTHAMPTON & similar Greenock mark, scarce 1844 'Missent to/Windsor' with m/s 'Twice' (stamp removed) and oval MISSENT/TO/GLASGOW on 1847 OHMS cover. (4) £60 to 80 £50.00
1413
Used (on letter or envelope)
Collection in album QV-QEII covers/cards incl. 1840 1d U on cover (cut into), 1841 1d reds, Perf 1d reds, ½d reds, odd Surface Printed covers, QV stationery incl. 1890 South Kensington envelope, unused postcards, a few KEVII items, Wembley stationery, PPC's of the Wembley Exhibition, QEII items incl. Tudor Crown Wilding defins 3d, 6d & 7d together on illustrated reg FDC (scarce) etc. (180+) £200 to 250 £210.00
1414
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNIFORM PENNY POST 1840-46 covers with 1d postmarks of Basingstoke, Romford, Bradford, Halifax, Ipswich & West Bromwich. Nice group. (6)C £80 to 100 N/S
1415
Used (on letter or envelope)
1851 reg letter receipt, cancelled by a blue Kington Dec.18.1851 c.d.s. Early & scarce. (1) £45 to 60 £52.00
1416
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV 1d red covers 1852 E with imperf (2) cancelled by BLUE '884' of Tenby, 1843 London numbered (No 6) MC on EL, 1842-44 covers with nice MC cancellations, the former with stamp tied by Carlisle c.d.s, 1848-57 pair with different TOO LATE marks, udc's incl. good POOLEY-BRIDGE 1850 plus London Ebury St & Crawford St 1857-58. (9) £60 to 80 £84.00
1417
Used (on letter or envelope)
LATE MAIL c1867 1d NPB wrapper with good strike of the scarce circular 'TOO LATE/FOR/EVNG. DISP/BY/GPO,' 1856 fine strike of the Coventry script 'Too Late' h/stamp in green, London 'TOO LATE' duplex (2), London 1863 3d cover with barred '13' numeral cancels, boxed DUNDEE/TOO LATE on large piece plus two different Edinburgh 'POSTED SINCE...' duplexes. 98) £80 to 100 £80.00
1418
Used (on letter or envelope)
INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS 1875-78 pair of covers (one with missing stamp) with very good strikes of boxed & unboxed NOT KNOWN marks, Dublin 1886 'Gone No address,' boxed 'Undelivered...' marks, 1841-46 two different DLO wrappers etc. (11) £80 to 100 £82.00
1419
Used (on letter or envelope)
SQUARED CIRCLES 1881-1906 selection of covers/cards, mainly fine strikes. (44) £70 to 85 £90.00
1420
Used (on letter or envelope)
GB EXHIBITIONS 1890 'Post Office Jumble' Furniss envelopes unused (2) - one with 1906 imprint on flap, PPC's (3) with Dublin & White City cancels, 1925 BEE stamps (5) on airmail cover to Uganda plus small range of exhibition advertising slogans on large pieces incl. Malacca (2), Bermuda, Trinidad & Johannesburg. (16) £80 to 100 N/S
1421
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
PARCEL POST group of (mainly stamped) parcel labels incl. PO Stores item (fault) with KEVII 1s stamp, 1891 Aberdeen sub-office plus 3 others, unusual 1934 parcel piece with (accepted) 1s8d insurance stamp used in payment to Australia, 1889 parcel receipt with 2d stamp and two parcel bills. (9) £80 to 100 £125.00
1422
Used on piece or front
PARCEL POST LABELS 1894-1918 selection of 18 from London bearing various stamps, some duplication, mainly fine. £60 to 90 £84.00
1423
Used (on letter or envelope)
OFFICIAL MAIL 1902 OHMS envelope (faults) with scarce oval 'Coronation Office' h/stamp, 1881 cover addressed to the Prince of Wales at Marlborough House, 1903 cover with 1d I.R/OFFICIAL opt cancelled London duplex, 1884 stampless E with Royal Courts of Justice official h/stamp etc. (11) £60 to 80 N/S
1424
 Used
Used on piece or front
POSTED IN ADVANCE FOR CHRISTMAS 1902 complete or large part strikes of the scarce Rochdale red oval 'POSTED IN ADVANCE' cancellation on KEVII ½d stamps (2) single or on small piece, also large part strike of the scarce London duplex advertising cancellation 'BUY BRITISH MADE GOODS' and a small range of FU KGV 1½d booklet stamps with se-tenant advertisements (21) incl. one on cover. £50 to 60 £50.00
1425
Used (on letter or envelope)
WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924-25 collection of PPC's & postal stationery (187) housed in a modern album, various views of the Exhibition Pavilions, Govt Buildings, Palaces etc. The cards are mainly franked with Wembley 1924 or 1925 stamps with 'Wembley Park' slogan pmks, also unused postal stationery, postcards, envelopes & letter cards. £350 to 500 N/S
  • England
1426
  1604 document written in the reign of King James I with left top part missing, autographs and seals of Oliver Cromwell's father and Robert Cromwell, his uncle who was Lord Chancellor, also m/s copy of observations made by Sir James Burrow 1783. £100 to 150 N/S
1427
Used (on letter or envelope)
BRISTOL scarce framed Penny Post mark [B146] plus good example of the very uncommon B142 & B150, also Bristol & Clifton duplexes & uncommon BRISTOL/IN arrival c.d.s. (6) £60 to 80 N/S
1428
Used (on letter or envelope)
CUMBERLAND 1827-62 four covers incl. 1827 EL to Kirby Lonsdale, reverse bears Kendal/261 mileage c.d.s in red, 1834 E.L from Kendal to Dent, obverse bears 2nd type 'KENDAL/PY POST' boxed in blue, undated cover to Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire, reverse bears boxed Longtown mileage mark, 1862 covers to Ulverston franked 1d Stars, tied Kendal duplex. £30 to 40 £32.00
1429
Used (on letter or envelope)
CUMBRIA miscellany incl. 1803 gunpowder order ex Tilberthwaite, Kendal 1824-25 (6), Whitehaven sorting tender 1883, good SHAP udc 1857, Kirby Lonsdale mileage 1816 & udc 1839, telegrams (4) ex Burton 1874-93 etc. (22) £80 to 100 £80.00
1430
Used (on letter or envelope)
DEVON fine Ashburton '29' in BLUE cancelling 1d red on 1851 cover, 1848 1d cover with very good circular SEATON, Devonport sideways duplex cover plus 1817 EL to Portugal with weak TOTNESS. (4) £80 to 100 N/S
1431
Used (on letter or envelope)
DURHAM 1867-77 range of eight items incl. 1809 E.L to London bearing s/line RUSHYFORD, 1839 cover (faults) bearing fine Houghton Le Spring/Penny Post, 1839 free front by John Bowes to Gateshead bearing Whickham/Penny Post sideways duplex on 1d red covers for 1858 Durham, 1880 Sunderland etc. £40 to 50 £88.00
1432
  HAMPSHIRE incl. scarce first type mileage of Basingstoke & Petersfield (both with small faults), Fareham skeleton c.d.s 1849, Farnborough Station c.d.s. 1854, Alton & Basingstoke mileage marks, good s/line ALRESFORD 1800 etc. (15) £80 to 100 £80.00
1433
Used (on letter or envelope)
LANCASHIRE etc. good strike of the scarce circular 'Manr/Paid' 1819, 1848 Manchester cover with 1d imperf showing 'inverted S' variety, Liverpool 1d wrapper c1870 with two line circular REGISTERED/FOR TRANSMISSION ABROAD, New Brighton udc 1844, s/line FISHER-GATE of Preston, 1919 Manchester cover franked with 1d fiscal etc. £80 to 100 £84.00
1434
Used (on letter or envelope)
LIVERPOOL pre-stamp group incl. boxed PAID AT/LIVERPOOL (2) - one with 'more to pay,' 'PL' late mark, hand struck '2' (two types), Scotland Road RH marks x2. (7) £60 to 80 N/S
1435
Used (on letter or envelope)
LIVERPOOL Transatlantic mail - 1822 to Quebec via New York with m/s Hamilton forwarding endorsement, rated '20/-' 1849 boxed PAID AT/LIVERPOOL/(DATE) on EL to USA with two accountancy marks. Interesting pair. (2) £50 to 60 N/S
1436
Used (on letter or envelope)
LIVERPOOL QV covers incl. 1859 1d circular (faults) to Prince Edward Island, 1869 to USA with 1d red strip (3) & 3d stamp, 1877 'd.1/B' charge mark on forwarded item, 1872 card with Sloper punched cancellation, good range of duplexes, registered receipts (4) etc. (20) £80 to 100 N/S
1437
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1787 wrapper ex COLNE (Lancs) with good strike of the very scarce London experimental c.d.s. 'JANUARY.18' in use for ten days only, also a good strike of the scarce 'V for 5' c.d.s. on 1802 wrapper. (2) £80 to 100 N/S
1438
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON scarce early PAID marks incl. a clear strike of the rare Westminster office 1794 experimental crowned PAID, a good strike of the very scarce octagonal mark on 1794 cover to Germany & a 1791 EL with good circular PAID. Good group. (3) £100 to 120 N/S
1439
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1794-95 entire letters (4) and a piece all posted into the London Penny Post, the entire letters with '8 o'clock/Morn' or '7 o'clock/Even' d/stamps (L402, only used Jun/July 1794) or the rare unframed 'Penny Post/B/Paid' in purple (L412), or red oval '2 o'clock Afn/PENNY POST PAID' (L438), all reasonable strikes, a scarce group. (5) £120 to 160 £100.00
1440
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1838-43 entire letters & covers carried by the London Cross Post, h/stamps incl. Penny Post marks of Kensington, Hounslow, Turnham Green & Waltham Cross, also a cover from Brompton Rd with Richmond & Hounslow transit d/stamps, a few faults. (5) £100 to 120 £100.00
1441
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON miscellany incl. 1839-40 uniform 4d post pair or local letters at 1d or 2d, 1815 EL to Portugal with fine strike of the short-lived Foreign Office mark, 1911 Aerial postcard (faults) addressed to Australia etc. (10) £80 to 100 N/S
1442
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON Hoster cancellations 1885-86 cards (2) & covers (2) with good strike of the short-lived Hoster machine cancellation plus a scarce & very fine 1885 Berlin example on card. (5) £60 to 80 £62.00
1443
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1912 Wilkinson Experimental Meter Mail 'Penny in the slot' 'London E.C/1d/POSTAGE PAID' c.d.s in red cancelling a KEVII ½d postcard cancelled by a London E.C double ring c.d.s, also in red. Some toning. Scarce. £100 to 130 £105.00
1444
Used (on letter or envelope)
MIDDLESEX (Ashford) 1881-1963 covers & cards (21), parcel post labels (3) & pieces (14) incl. skeletons, Ashford Common, Ashford Station & London Rd. (38) £60 to 100 N/S
1445
Used (on letter or envelope)
MIDLANDS fair strike of two line BIRMING/HAM on part 1735 cover, plus 1839 uniform four penny post m/s '4,' very good Stratford mileage, Henley in Arden udc in blue 1849, Wolverhampton hand struck '2' 1840 plus scarce Bilston fleuron 1829. (7) £60 to 80 £60.00
1446
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORFOLK 1816-45 stampless covers incl. crisp Norwich 'pre-paid',' 1842 italic 'Too Late,' 1816-28 Wymondham mileages (2), Diss circular mileage, Watton udc etc. (8) £70 to 90 N/S
1447
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND 1779-1889 range of 13 covers incl. 1779 EL charge '4' to London with fine BELFORD s/line on reverse & 30/AP Bishop mark, 1801 EL to Greenock, obverse bears MR/15 Bishop mark, reverse NEWCASTLE U.T s/line, 1840 cover to Rothbury bears hand struck 'I' & Newcastle c.d.s, 1847 cover to Newcastle bears three margined 1d red, tied '267' numeral, reverse fine WINGATE undated circle, four covers bearing Newcastle sideways duplex marks, North Shields sideways duplex etc. £50 to 70 £84.00
1448
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND (ALNWICK) 1802-30 pre-stamp range of EL's addressed to Thorp & Dickson near the Castle, Alnwick, sent from London or Newcastle, marks incl. STRAND & boxed STRAND, Morpeth u.c, Newcastle c.d.s's etc. (11) £25 to 30 £30.00
1449
Used (on letter or envelope)
NORTHUMBERLAND (BERWICK UPON TWEED) 1782-1900 collection neatly written up on leaves in protectors incl. 1781 straight line (NR 155), 1803 straight line (NR 165), c1810 boxed mileage (NR 178), 1813 boxed mileage (NR 182), 1816 circular mileage (NR 182), 1823 circular mileage in blue (NR 184), receipt of 1825 for hire of a Chaise from Mitchells of Berwick, 1827 BERWICK/PENNY POST in blue (NR 204), c1838 framed Berwick BERWICK/PENNY POST (NR 206), further incl. mileage, add ½d, penny posts, various duplexes, sorting tender, also an old map of Northumberland. Nice clean lot. (21) £120 to 150 £185.00
1450
Used (on letter or envelope)
OXFORD etc. 1859 2d blue cover, 1895 telegram, Thame/49 mileage, Abingdon & Slough duplexes, scarce Aldershot Camp duplex, Stanhope Lines 1915 skeleton, Northants incl. Wellingborough s/line & circular mileages, fine Geddington udc etc. (11) £60 to 80 £64.00
1451
Used (on letter or envelope)
SHROPSHIRE 1839 Transportation to Australia - paid EL (edge wear) sent 'with speed' ex Wellington to the 'Overlooker of Transports' in New South Wales inquiring after a transported convict London crowned SHIP LETTER mark and crowned Sydney arrival d/stamp, fascinating content - worth researching further. Scarce early convict related postal history. £100 to 120 £270.00
1452
Used (on letter or envelope)
SHROPSHIRE (Shiffnal) 1846-47 pair of lengthy family EL's ex St. Petersburg or 'Alexandrofski' (Russia) apparently posted in London with m/s '2' charge, also 1817 EL with good SHIFFNAL/146 in red. (3) £40 to 60 £40.00
1453
Used (on letter or envelope)
SOUTHERN COUNTIES interesting bundle incl. 1800 curved Isleworth, udc's of Alverstoke, Charing & Binfield, 1847 Christchurch, skeleton c.d.s. of Swanage, Sherbourne, Christchurch, Teignmouth, Canterbury mileage, 121 Hayling Island to Malta etc. (21) £80 to 100 N/S
1454
Used (on letter or envelope)
SUSSEX incl. good s/line RYE 1792, mileages of Brighton, Hastings & Worthing, italic 'Hurst Green' RH mark, Arundel horseshoe, Brighton 'W' (2), nice Singleton udc etc. (14) £60 to 80 £72.00
1455
Used (on letter or envelope)
SUSSEX (HASTINGS) postal history collection on leaves & loose, on covers, PPC's etc. covering the period c1800-1970's incl. 1813 mileage mark, 1829 mileage mark, several 1890's Hastings Station marks incl. squared circle, duplexes, 1855 George St undated circle, 1831 & 1834 Hastings/Penny Post, 1840 step type Hastings/Ship Letter, 1845 INDIA LETTER/HASTINGS, 1906 advertising envelope for Albany Hotel, a wide range of c.d.s. cancels, duplexes, slogan pmks etc. etc. (160+) £200 to 250 £200.00
1456
Used (on letter or envelope)
WEST COUNTRY scarce Castle Cary udc on cash-paid registered cover c1841, mileages of Ross & Highworth (Wilts), Damerham udc on re-directed 1851 cover, LONDON-ROAD RH of Cheltenham, Cheltenham s/line & circular mileages (one with letter re: Jamaica), duplexes etc. (12) £80 to 100 N/S
1457
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE 1786 CATTER/ICK, Doncaster & Tadcaster mileages, 1837 stepped HULL/SHIP LETTER, boxed Skipton 'Penny Post & udc 1837, Haxey udc, Howden blue '382,' scarce boxed 'MIS'SENT/TO/YORK' in blue 1844 and fine strike of unframed earlier type etc. (13) £80 to 100 £70.00
1458
Used (on letter or envelope)
YORKSHIRE boxed Bradford Penny Post 1833 & oval PAID/AT/BRADFORD 1836, Rotherham mileage in red 1821, italic 'Elland/Penny Post' 1851, Huddersfield boxed 'TOO LATE' etc. (9) £50 to 60 £68.00
  • Scotland
1459
Used (on letter or envelope)
1759-1854 loose leaf folder 'Littera Caledonia' being items of Scottish postal history from the Highlands, the Lowlands & Islands, all entires with full transcriptions of contents & with various postal manuscript marks & hand stamps, one concerns the management of an estate (1844) involved in infamous 'Highland Clearances,' marks incl. 1806 ARISAIG s/line, 1808 first type mileage of Arisaig, 1811 first type mileage of Fort William, 1814 & 1818 boxed Arisaig mileage marks, 1826 boxed HADDINGTON/STREET, 1827 Type 6 mileage mark of APPIN, 1829 mileage removed ARISAIG 1829 s/line AUCHNACRAIG etc. £60 to 80 £160.00
1460
Used (on letter or envelope)
Pre-stamp marks incl. 1796 Edinburgh timed delivery, circular Leith Penny Post (2), Dumfries Penny Post, good range of s/line, boxed & circular town marks with better noted. (25) £80 to 100 £76.00
1461
Used (on letter or envelope)
1804-1944 album of miscellaneous covers (mainly Scottish) incl. 1804 cover from Mr MacDonald of Borrodale sent to Robert Brown, Factor to Clanranald 'to remain till called for at Post Office Arisaig' Clan MacDonald of Clanranald is one of the largest Scottish clans with origins in the 12th Century and styled 'Kings of the Isles' cover bears m/s 'S' & circular FORT WILLIAM hand stamp, 1819 cover with Wokingham mileage, 1840 boxed Carrbridge d/stamp, 1846 boxed Appin d/stamp, duplexes on 1d red covers, 1843 envelope bearing hand struck '2' of Fort William, 1938 reg cover from Fort William bears mobile P.O c.d.s's etc. (33) £50 to 65 £170.00
1462
Used (on letter or envelope)
1823 single page issue of the Edinburgh Gazette (closed split) with attractive armorial design & 4d revenue stamp, with crisp strike of an octagonal framed TONTINE/COFFEE ROOM/GLASGOW mark. Attractive & unusual Glasgow item. £60 to 80 £60.00
1463
Used (on letter or envelope)
Fine strike of the 1839 Uniform 4d Post hand struck '4' of Glasgow on 21 December EL, also part cover with equally fine Edinburgh '4.' Attractive pair. (2) £80 to 100 £120.00
1464
Used (on letter or envelope)
DUNDEE 1840's-1870 range of mainly framed Dundee PAID marks in red, black or blue, other marks incl. 1840 MISSENT TO/DUNDEE, hand struck 'I' of Dundee, hand struck '2' in green, another in blue, another in black etc. (23) £60 to 85 £125.00
1465
Used (on letter or envelope)
Local receiving house cancellations incl. 1855 cover with spectacularly misperforated 1d red, tied by boxed PITT STREET, three other covers with boxed cancels of Castle Street, Charlotte Place & Queen Street, back stamped boxed Castle Street & Errol, two covers with s/line Newton Mearns, scarce Lochwinnoch cancellation on piece & Union Street (Aberdeen) cover. ( & piece). £80 to 100 £94.00
1466
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV stamped covers incl. experimental duplexes of Paisley (2) & Perth, Edinburgh 'star' (cover & piece) plus dotted duplexes (5) & London Street udc, roller cancels incl. Glasgow cover plus two other offices on pieces, attractive 1885 Glasgow to USA double rate cover etc. (14 & some pieces). £60 to 80 £86.00
  • Wales
1467
Used (on letter or envelope)
1788-1920 range of covers incl. 1788 EL to London m/s '6,' obverse bears fine LAMPE/TER, 1824 EL to Aberystwyth m/s '6,' reverse bears LAMPETER mileage, 1840 EL to Aberystwyth endorsed Pre-Paid & Paid 1d bears LAMPETER despatch c.d.s, another from 1842, 1840 EL to Aberystwyth m/s '1' reverse bears fine NEWCASTLE EMLYN undated circle in red. Also a selection of PPC's with small town or village pmks, some skeletons etc. (25+) £50 to 65 £78.00
1468
Used (on letter or envelope)
1799 EL with good strike of the scarce circular 'BRECKNOCK/L' receiver, mileage marks of Abergavenny, Cowbridge & Monmouth plus s/line CORWEN 1821. Good lot. (5) £80 to 100 N/S
  • AIRMAILS - INTERNAL FIRST FLIGHT COVERS
1469
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1933 Aug & Sept International Airlines complete sheet of twenty semi-official 3d stamps, hinged at top o/w 17 are UM. Scarce item. £50 to 60 N/S
  • AIRMAILS - EXTERNAL FIRST FLIGHT COVERS
1470
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1919 Feb 24th RAF flown cover (some creasing) during Peace Conference Paris - Kenley Aerodrome, London, French cachet 'Aviation Britannique Ministere Des Munitions - Paris etc. plus Aero Field article. £40 to 65 £66.00
1471
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1926-27 first flight covers (3) for French Toulouse/Dakar service cover from London - Konakry, back stamped Dakar & Conakry, London - Sierra Leone acceptance for Imperial Airways Cairo - Basra. Scarce group. £100 to 120 N/S
1472
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932 first flight covers (4) 1932 Imperial Airways first regular service London - Pietersburg official cover (24 flown), another London - Windhoek (30 flown), another London - Brokenhill (24 flown), 1932 Imperial Airways London - Limassol official cover with label (about 75 flown). £100 to 130 £120.00
1473
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1932-34 first flight covers (4) 1932 acceptance for Imperial Airways for TATA Airways London/Karachi/Madras official cover, 1934 first acceptance for German Catapult service to Brazil registered cover Liverpool - Pernambuco with two red cachets - scarce, 1934 Imperial Airways first direct airmail London - Penang company cover, 1934 first acceptance All-Air to Gambia via German service with cachet & back stamps Stuttgart & Bathurst - scarce. £100 to 130 £100.00
1474
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 MacRobertson Air Race cover flown by Parmentier & Moll (second placed) official KLM cover on to New Zealand (approx 50), another bit scarcer cover to A. Wittnauer Co. posted New York and flown Turner & Pangborn (third placed) cover returned to New York & fully postmarked, another flown by McGregor & Walker (fifth placed) signed by both aviators - scarce. (3) £120 to 150 £140.00
1475
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 MacRobertson Air Race Mildenhall - Melbourne flown by Hansen & Jensen (eighth placed) signed by Hansen. Scarce. (1) £70 to 85 £84.00
1476
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 MacRobertson Air Race Mildenhall - Melbourne, Brook & Miss Lay signed by Brook - especially scarce. (1) £100 to 120 £120.00
1477
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 Oct 20th MacRobertson Air Race Mildenhall - Melbourne cover flown by Scott & Black - the winner & signed by both aviators on reverse. Scarce. (1) £100 to 130 £135.00
1478
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 Imperial Airways first flight London - Lusaka 7.3.35 franked 1935 Jubilee set (also a FDC), scarce item only about 12 available - Francis S. Field letter confirms 50 pieces sent of which about 40 were official postal items. £50 to 65 £84.00
1479
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935 Imperial Airways first direct mail London - Port Elizabeth Imperial Airways test letter - scarce, 1936 Imperial Airways first mail flight London - Abecher, Chad via Kano service 10.4.36 with back stamps (3) scarce company test letter. (2) £100 to 120 N/S
1480
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1936 Sept 29th Schlesinger Air Race Portsmouth - Johannesburg cover carried by Victor Smith, forced down in Yugoslavia & Greece, returned to England from South Africa 18.1.37, pilot signed. (39 flown). £100 to 120 £120.00
1481
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1937 Imperial Airways Flying Boat first flight Southampton - Beira, another for Southampton - Quelimane, 1938 Empire Air Mail Scheme White Paper flown Southampton - Johannesburg, most unusual & rare. (3) £75 to 95 £92.00
1482
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 Clouston & Ricketts record flight London - New Zealand - London round flight cover fully back stamped, plus additional related items, 1939 wartime airmail first flight Shoreham - Holland postcard, stamps tied Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham double ring c.d.s, obverse Berg En Dal c.d.s. & CENSOR PERMIT NO C4 hand stamp. (2) £80 to 100 £105.00
1483
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 Feb 3rd cover despatched from Brighton, England connecting at Beira with the first flight of the Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways (R.A.N.A) plane to Umtali cover bearing Umtali receiver on reverse, with two relevant photographs. £50 to 65 N/S
1484
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1938 June 30th GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER flown Southampton - Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia paper concerning subsidies paid to Imperial Airways for operating the service - most unusual flown item. £40 to 50 N/S
1485
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1944 first Civilian Air Letter service to West Africa (Birmingham to Bathurst), 1946 BOAC first flight London - New York official cover, 1947 BEA first flight London - Geneva official cover, 1947 Qantas first flight London - Sydney official cover signed by both pilots, also enclosed compliments card, 1953 All-Up first flight by BEA London - Reykjavik - scarce. £100 to 130 N/S
  • Military
1486
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900 Boer War usage of QV 2d registered envelope (fold) with 1d lilac stamp, cancelled by fine strike of the large ARMY POST OFFICE/VOLKSRUST c.d.s. ex East Surrey regiment sergeant, also uncommon 1918 army travel permit with tram tickets attached plus trio of WWII Canadian military covers (5) £60 to 80 £84.00
  • Royalty
1487
Used (on letter or envelope)
1855 letter written & signed Victoria (Duchess of Kent - QV mother) to her cousin Count Alphonse de Mensdorff-Pouilly from Abergeldie Castle in her usual blue ink. Translation accompanies. Fine. (1) £60 to 80 £84.00
1488
  1897 & 1899 Royal Telegrams (2), one with Windsor Castle My.1.97 c.d.s. to the Duke of Connaught, the other with Osborne Ja.29.99 c.d.s. to the Duke of York on the Royal Yacht, generally fine & scarce. £100 to 150 £80.00
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
1489
Used (on letter or envelope)
CARIBBEAN 1874 mourning envelope to Barbados franked with QV 6d grey (2) also 1884 cover to Cuba with QV 4d green (2) ex Cheltenham - small faults but scarce. (2) £80 to 100 £80.00
1490
Used (on letter or envelope)
GREAT BRITAIN overseas mail 1868 6d cover to USA with inspector's mark, 1862 Houlder Bros. shipping EL to Boston with QV 1s (fault), 1885-1902 registered E's with 2½d uprating (3), used stationery incl. part W.H.Smith advertising ring to Egypt (fault), QV wrapper with Cunard Steamer h/stamp, KEVII pair of wrappers to Mexico etc. (18) £60 to 75 N/S
1491
Used (on letter or envelope)
OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS QV covers incl. 1889 to Brazil with 4d Jubilee pair, 1900 to Russia at 5d rate, uprated ½d envelope to Puerto Rico, to Australia 1874, uprated ½d wrapper to Trieste etc. (9) £100 to 120 £110.00
1492
Used (on letter or envelope)
TRANSATLANTIC MAIL 1810-76 covers incl. early 1855 San Francisco to Scotland endorsed 'via Panama' and with Wells, Fargo FAC on reverse, 1847 Boston paid letter to UK by the 'Missouri' via France, 1876 Chicago - UK cover with 3c stamp & uncommon '3½D' h/stamp, 1855 SS 'Pacific' item etc. (5) £150 to 180 £170.00
1493
Used (on letter or envelope)
TRANSATLANTIC MAIL early 1790 London paid packet letter address to Quebec with '2N4' pre-payment plus 1833 pre-paid ship letter Falmouth to Montevideo with 'P 2/7' endorsement. Two scarce, attractive items. (2) £100 to 120 N/S
1494
Used (on letter or envelope)
UNITED STATES 1905 reg cover from London to New York, franked KEVII 3d, 1s (pair), tied Lombard St. oval registered d/stamps, adhesives with 'LHB' Perfin 'Lombard Hanseatic Bank,' reverse bears New York receiver. (1) £70 to 90 N/S
  • Maritime
1495
Used (on letter or envelope)
Devon Maritime Mail: Demerara EL to Liverpool with mainly fine red PACKET LETTER/DEVONPORT (affected by filing crease), also 1841 wrapper (origin not stated) with good stepped BRIXHAM/SHIP LETTER. (2) £60 to 80 £86.00
1496
Used (on letter or envelope)
1674 EL ex Cadiz carried to London by ship, Spanish Armada 18th Century 4pp 'memorial of some particulars concerning the Spanish Armada in 1588 copied from a MC in the possession of Sir John Anstruther,' 1847 EL Cadiz - Oporto with circular 'B.C/CADIZ' and boxed 'P.BRIT.' (3) £100 to 120 £140.00
1497
Used (on letter or envelope)
SHIIP LETTERS 1835 London - Mauritius EL with oval PAID SHIP LETTER d/stamp, 1850 Hamburg cover with fine boxed dated 'HULL/SHIP-LETTER,' Southampton ship letter c.d.s. 1899 & Halifax 'posted at sea' c.d.s. 1911 on incoming cards. (4) £60 to 80 £82.00
  • Postal Stationery
1498
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV 3d die OHMS envelopes to the Inland Revenue registered from Ipswich 1905, E041 (Cat. £100) & E042 (Cat. £150), minor faults, scarce. £65 to 90 N/S
1499
Used (on letter or envelope)
Telegrams - selection of 24 mainly used plus 5 brochures. Post Office & various companies, Western Union, Imperial, Marconi etc. with one from the Queen at Balmoral to Lady Southampton 1883. Mainly fine. £50 to 70 N/S
1500
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV ½d brown unused wrapper headed 'Overtime Report' H.M Inspector of Factories, Huggins LO74c (XXXX) - very few recorded. Fine & scarce. £50 to 70 N/S
1501
 Used
 Specimen
QV 3d dies selection of 28 x 3d dies incl. 1859 SPECIMEN sheet used in combination with a 1½d W.H.Smith & Co. advertising ring cut out, pre-cancelled SSF (scarce). Further 5x 3d W.H.Smith & Son advertising ring cut outs & 20 single cut outs (5 used). Mainly fine. £100 to 130 N/S
1502
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV selection of 4 unused 2d undated die envelopes with silk threads, light blue, blue & dark blue - one overprinted SPECIMEN in red, also 4 unused cut-outs & 3 used, one with Maltese Cross (scarce). Mainly fine. £50 to 70 £60.00
1503
 Used
QV selection of used Admiralty Enrolment Forms cut-outs, various numbers between Huggins L070B-F & L071B-F. Highly catalogued & scarce. £50 to 70 £60.00
1504
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KEVII selection of 90 unused postcards/letter cards plus three wrapper bands, neatly hinged to written up album leaves, mainly fine. £50 to 70 N/S
1505
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-QEII selection of 37 unused envelopes, postcards or reg letters each with the relevant wrapper band, QV (9), KGV (4), KGVI (1), QEII (23), mixed condition. £60 to 80 N/S
1506
Used (on letter or envelope)
1897 QV ½d + 2d compound envelopes (2) from London to Grenada, West Indies, one uprated with 2½d Jubilee, the other with a 5d Jubilee. Huggins ESC187 (XXXX), very few known, VF. (2) £50 to 70 £54.00
1507
  KGV P.O Telegraph 1s dies Stock Exchange, Huggins TP49(bc) Cat. £100 & TP23(Ab) Cat. £100, very fine, Oswald Marsh receipt accompanies dated 1924. £80 to 120 N/S
  • Railway Stamps & Covers
1508
Used (on letter or envelope)
KGV covers & cards with TPO cancellations (seem all different) plus two KEVII items with fine Carnforth & Whitehaven TPO duplex or North Western TPO UP c.d.s. (16) £50 to 65 £50.00
1509
Used (on letter or envelope)
KGVI-QEII bundle of covers with a wide variety of TPO cancellations, seem all different. (52) £70 to 90 £70.00
1510
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KEVII covers & cards with station cancellations incl. Farnborough, Gloucester & Swindon duplexes, Aysgarth & Chester squared c.d.s, Lyndhurst & Criccieth RSO's etc. (10) £40 to 50 N/S
1511
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-KGV covers & cards with sorting tender cancellations - fine strikes with scarcer noted. (22) £80 to 100 £82.00
1512
 Used
Used on piece or front
QV-QEII range of stamps & small pieces with a wide variety of railway TPO cancellations. Good specialist lot. (qty) £50 to 70 £58.00
1513
Used (on letter or envelope)
1852 cover with mainly good s/line red 'Blackwall Ry; 18415 'Missent to/GNR Post Office' on large piece, 1856-63 covers with routing marks 'M/NR' & 'C.R.' (4) £60 to 80 £58.00
1514
Used (on letter or envelope)
1856-78 Railway Company envelopes with embossed seals (4) and LNWR & GER dividend notices, small faults. (6) £50 to 60 N/S
1515
Used (on letter or envelope)
1860-95 covers with mainly different tender marks incl. scarce 'EDINR M2' c.d.s. (10) £60 to 80 £62.00
 
   
       
   
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