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This auction took place on 2 April 2019. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 160 - Postal History
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  • "Postal history collections & accumulations, miscellaneous etc."
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOX containing accumulation of approx 217 items with strength in Victorian stationery but all periods included. Viewing required. £50 to 60 £62.00
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). £50 to 70 N/S
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) £70 to 90 £70.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISCELLANEOUS ACCUMULATION of approx 550 items of postal history QV-QEII, many common, odd better items included. Mixed condition, viewing recommended. £250 to 300 £520.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
MISCELLANEOUS covers, stationery, telegraphs etc. housed in a flat box (approx 90+ items) + a few stamps, also incl. O.H.M.S, special postmarks, coin covers, air letters, postage dues, registered mail, receipts, meter mail, customs declaration forms, House of Commons envelopes etc, a few non-GB items of postal stationery included. £50 to 60 £62.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
VARIED ACCUMULATION in three albums (approx 200 items) incl. Free Frank Fronts, 1841 1d covers, Perf 1d red covers, 1d lilac covers, items of stationery, censored, 1911 Coronation Aerial postcard, slogan pmks, official mail, undelivered mail, meter marks, registered mail, P.O Telegraphs, a few items of non-GB plus some ephemera. £100 to 120 £180.00
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 twenty four 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 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ENGLAND & WALES 1776-1853 collection of entires, wrappers & documents incl. 1770's (c) cover to Messrs Tuersset & Bellamy, Isle of Ely bears two strikes of Bishop Mark 10/JA, 1776 cover to Cardiff bearing MON/MOUTH, 1797 bill from Manchester to Rochdale with circular MANCHESTER, 1799 banking letter from Ridley Bank in Newcastle to Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh bearing circular 'NEWCASTLE TYNE' charged 2/-, 1799 Liverpool to Chester bears circular 'LIVERPOOL/JUN.29.99' mark, 1835 cover to Cheshire bearing boxed 'DEVONSHIRE ST' 1805 cover to Banbury bears 'MISSENT/to/BIRMINGHAM' in red, 1837 to Newbury bears circular 'PAID/28MR28/1837' & overstamped circular 'G.P./PAID' in red, 1931 from Secretary of States Office OHMS to Nottingham with crown/free mark. A wide range of posting & receiving c.d.s's together with various postal marks & sending offices, most transcribed by vendor. (65) £150 to 200 £220.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1796-1858 pre-stamp or stampless covers incl. tombstones, handstruck 1 & 2, mileage marks incl. 1806 Manchester, 1827 Welshpool u.c, 1834 Stow in the Wold u.c, 1858 Exmouth u.c etc. Viewing recommended. (98) £130 to 180 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1836-73 collection of Official Letters or forms incl. a printed letter 1836 from the Stamp Office, six similar from the Edinburgh Legacy Duty Dept to various addresses in Scotland, 1850 Bankruptcy notice from London to Carlisle, five OHMS letters relating to the 'inclosure Commissioners' work, three threatening letters from Inland Revenue Office Edinburgh, all with Scottish addresses. (18) £25 to 35 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-QEII accumulation of over 120 items incl. M & U postal stationery/covers etc. incl. 1901 & 1902 E Crown R mark, duplexes, squared circles, registered, postage dues, B.E.E Wembley slogan, war time slogans, KEVII first day, 1937 Selfridges meter mark, 1937 Coronation illustrated FDC's, 1951 Festival slogan, Paquebots incl. Port Said, Forces mail (incl. with contents), 1916-18 Salonica (4), Airgraphs from Scots Guards, M.E.F etc. £60 to 80 £110.00
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) £70 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1841-99 collection of 31 envelopes, printed forms & postcards from England & Scotland incl. 1841 covers (4) two from Leith or Lanark with MC cancels, another sent to the 'Overseer of the pier' at Taunton, 1855 printed form (threatening letter regarding unpaid medical bill) to Slimbridge franked 1d stars, 1874 Parliamentary Notice sent to Duke of Rutland from Bury to London franked 1½d + 6d deep grey Pl.13, 1865 mourning envelop sent to Sir Michael Robert Shaw (7th Baronet of Greenock & Blackhall, Renfrewshire), etc. Each cover fully written up etc. £80 to 100 £135.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Collection of envelopes relating to the families of Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) poet & writer, examples covering the years 1844-98, incl. 1d pinks sent to the wife of Louis Belloc 'Miss Parkes' at various addresses, seven envelopes sent to Madame Louis Belloc addressed to French & English addresses with 1d reds, 1d lilacs etc. some dust staining & foxing, generally good to fine. (50) £50 to 65 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1879-1990's registered mail collection in three multi ring albums with overseas destinations incl. Europe, USA, South Africa, OHMS Official mail, censored, post war economy, re-used envelopes etc. (117) £200 to 250 N/S
  • England
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) £50 to 75 £56.00
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) £70 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
LANCASHIRE 1796-1840 range of 14 covers & singles front incl. 1796 Liverpool horseshoe, 1805 Bolton mileage, 1827 oval PAID/AT/LIVERPOOL, 1837 EL from Port Louis bears framed 'INDIA LETTER/LIVERPOOL', 1837 circular 'PAID/AT/MANCHESTER' etc. £45 to 55 £45.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
LIVERPOOL pre-stamp group incl. boxed PAID AT/LIVERPOOL (2) - one with 'more to pay,' 'PL' late mark, handstruck '2' (two types), Scotland Road RH marks x2. (7) £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON 1772-1847 collection of entires, wrappers & documents incl. 1772 from Edinburgh bearing Bishop Mark 9/DE, 1789 early letter sent from Woburn to the Chancery Office bearing s/line WOBURN, 1889 outer wrapper to the 'Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty' bearing two line BOROUGH/BRIDGE, another to the Bounty Office from Hexham, 1833 cover addressed to Lord Archbishop of York, London from Leeds etc. All covers fully annotated by vendor. (30) £150 to 200 £220.00
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) £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
LONDON miscellany incl. 1839-40 uniform 4d post pair of 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) £65 to 85 £50.00
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, Hayling Island to Malta etc. (21) £60 to 85 £66.00
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) £65 to 85 £86.00
  • Scotland
Used (on letter or envelope)
AYR small collection written up on leaves of covers & postcards incl. 1791 cover from Ayr to Kilmarnock, bears m/s '2' & s/line 'AIR' in black - very fine strike, 1878 'Carlisle & Ayr Sorting Tender' c.d.s, 1860's/70's Ayr duplexes, c.d.s's, machine cancels, slogan types on PPC's. (25 incl. some modern). £40 to 50 £46.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
AYRSHIRE (IRVINE) 1757-1839 group of eight covers incl. ALBINO s/line IRVINE on cover to Edinburgh, s/line IRVINE 1778, 1807 (2), 1832 & 1837, 1834 IRVINE/PENNY POST in black, 1838 in blue with s/line LARGS etc. £50 to 70 £70.00
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
INNELLAN 'SCOTS LOCAL' 1857 Sept 16th envelope (faults at top) with 1d red 'Stars' tied both by grey boxed 'INNELLAN' Type VIII Scots local, plus piece with 1d 'Stars' tied by mostly very fine strike of the same mark in bright blue ink and 1853 1d red imperf envelope (pre-Scots local cancels) with fine strike of the same mark (only one 'N' error of spelling) on the front. Rare group. (3) £100 to 120 £130.00
Used on piece or front
Used (on letter or envelope)
ORKNEY ISLANDS postmarks collection QV-QEII partly written up on leaves, stamps on & off piece, some covers, mainly Kirkwall pmks, incl. censored mail, duplex cancels, various c.d.s's, machine types, slogan pmks, meter marks etc. Also a few local issues for Staffa etc. (100's) £50 to 65 £90.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SCOTLAND 1774-1852 a collection of entires & wrappers incl. 1774 EC from London to Ayr bearing '4/JA' Bishop mark, 1797 from Greenock to Edinburgh with 'FE/18' Bishop mark in red & circular 'GREEN/OCK' in black, 1803 Peebles to Edinburgh with S/L Peebles etc, further with a wide range of posting & receiving cds's together with postal markings incl. PAID/at/GLASGOW, framed HOWESTREET in red, 1835 , MUSSELBURGH/PENNY POST, 1840 circular 'PENNY POST/PAID', 1830 Fort William, 1837 S/L Bonaw, 1837 S/L Fort William, 1839 MISSENT/TO/INVERNESS, 1834 Fort Augustus/Penny Post, most transcribed by vendor. (47) £120 to 160 £170.00
Used on piece or front
SCOTTISH POSTMARKS stamps on piece in an album + stock book, mainly QEII period (abundance of Wilding defins) cancels are generally very fine c.d.s, good variety incl. the Islands, partly sorted into areas. (100's) £50 to 65 £240.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1913 Daily Mail Tour PPC of Henri Salmet & his aircraft unused & signed by H Salmet, 1934 May 29th Highland Airways FF Inverness - Kirkwall envelope bears Orcadian Newspaper advertising & semi official stamp. (2) £50 to 60 £90.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1924-54 neatly written up collection of 47 covers incl. 1928 Belfast to Liverpool, 1929 Galway to Croydon (2), 1933 GWR (2), 1933 Western Air Express, 1933 Provincial Airways (2), 1934 Highland Airways, 1934 Hillman Airways, 1935 Blackpool & West Coast Air Service, 1935 Lundy Atlantic Coast Air Services, 1936 Jersey Airways Ltd etc. incl. cachets, pilot signed, company vignettes etc. £150 to 200 £340.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930's Railway Air Services Ltd collection of 79 covers on internal UK flights to different destinations with a high degree of completeness for these flights. Fine condition throughout. £80 to 100 £105.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1933 I.A.L first flight Croydon - Portsmouth, bears semi-official & cachet (posted arrival) only 42 flown, another but Portsmouth - Croydon only 20 flown, another but Portsmouth - Croydon 3.9.33, very late date with large oval cachet. (3) £70 to 90 £96.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1934 May 29th Highland Airways FF Kirkwall - Inverness official cover with semi official cover with semi official stamp & pilot signed, another but sent in opposite direction cover is illustrated advertising the Orcadian newspaper then flown onto Danzig, very unusual, 1934 Dec 1st Highland airways FF Wick - Inverness with semi official & pilot signed. £80 to 100 £110.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939 July 31st Scottish airways FF cover Kirkwall - North Ronaldsay 'Orcadian' envelope (38 flown), 1948 March 26th BEA flight Scillies - Penzance airway letter service cachet 5d rate 1st day ? scarce, 1951 Sept 19th 2nd issue added manuscript stamps set of 3 on cover from Liverpool - Belfast. £65 to 75 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1946-70 FF covers (6) incl. 1964 Dec 2d Cumbrian airways - airway letter service FF Isle of Man - Belfast bears 1s semi official, another for Manchester - Cardiff, 1967 Oct 25th Loganair FF Kirkwall - Westway posted on arrival (only 6 flown) £60 to 75 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1948-51 first flight covers (5) from 1948 BEA Scillies - Penzance Airway Letter Service cachet 5d rate, believed first day of use - scarce, 1950 BEA Airway Letter Service extension Edinburgh - London, reverse bears scarce Turnhouse 5d paid cachet, another for Glasgow - London with Renfrew cachet, 1951 BEA Airway Letter Service Belfast - London 2½d KGVI Defin + 6d green BEA 6d stamp (173 flown), another but Glasgow - Stornoway (50 flown). £75 to 95 £105.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1939-58 North Atlantic airmail covers collection written up on leaves mainly carried by Imperial Airways to or from GB or Ireland, with attractive cachets & frankings, includes 1939 Southampton - Foynes - Botwood, Shediac - New York, 1939 Yankee Clipper Southampton - Shediac, 1939 London - Southampton - Montreal, 1939 Shannon - New York by Caribou with large Irish cachet. Attractive lot. (19) £100 to 130 £100.00
  • Illustrated covers
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ADVERTISING QV-QEII selection of 35 advertising cards/envelopes, 19 are unused, includes J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd - manufacturers of Pure Breakfast Cocoa by appointment to the King & Queen, 1940 Dunlop Tyres, 1915 Samuel Farmer - manufacturers of unshrinkable underwear, 1915 Prices original Regina Queen Toilet Soaps, Wrights Coal Tar Soap, some pre-paid addresses incl. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Harrods of London etc. Mainly fine. £50 to 60 £135.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
ADVERTISING 1870's-1930's selection of covers or cards showing various advertisements incl. 1894 Pickard Organs, 1905 William Cooper Steam Works, 1927 Bassett Lowke (makers of models to scale), 1916 Boardmans Dep Store, 1912 Ellins Central Teas, Leeds etc. (26) £80 to 100 £110.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1881-1950 small collection of hand illustrated covers, mainly pen & ink with 1d lilacs, subject matter incl. Lighthouses, hangman, snake, cup & spoon, Toff in dinner jacket holding a drink etc. mixed condition. (14) £100 to 130 £160.00
  • Royalty
  QUEEN VICTORIA c1860 large piece bearing a fine signature of Queen Victoria signed in ink, possibly taken from a Commission. £40 to 50 £40.00
  KING GEORGE V signature as King at the head of two pages dated 1923 nominating Harry Clifford Longden Esquire to be a member of the Fourth Class of Our Royal Victorian Order. Top bears clear signature of the King, left side bears the seal of the Royal Victorian order. £100 to 150 £150.00
  QUEEN MARY 1936-37 folding Christmas greetings card shows St. James' Palace & underneath Christmas Greetings, signed Mary R 1936-7. £80 to 100 £160.00
  KING GEORGE VI signature as King at the head of two pages - Court at St. James's 11th July 1942. The partly printed document is a remission addressed to the governor of Wormwood Scrubs and relates to Stewart Gordon Carter, convicted of receiving stolen property and sentenced to nine months imprisonment, pardoning him of the remainder of his sentence. £100 to 120 £145.00
  QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER signature 'Elizabeth R' on a folding Christmas card inside right is a black & white photograph depicting the Queen Mother standing in a relaxed pose in her home, signature on opposite side. £100 to 130 N/S
  QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1963 front portion of a Christmas card showing GOLD Embossed Crown, Christmas Greetings from 1963 & signed from 'Elizabeth R' fine signature, some stains well clear of text & signature. £50 to 65 N/S
  QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1975 folded Christmas card, inside right - black & white photograph of The Queen Mother standing between Prince Charles & Prince Andrew, inside left - Christmas Greetings 1975 signed 'from Elizabeth R.' Fine. £70 to 85 £86.00
  QUEEN ELIZABETH II & PRINCE PHILLIP 1992 folding Christmas greeting card, obverse colour photograph of the Queen & Prince Phillip standing together at a horse racing meeting, inside signed Elizabeth R & Phillip, 1992. Fine. £100 to 150 £160.00
  CHARLES & DIANA stiff white folding card featuring a colour photograph of the Royal couple together accompanied by baby Prince William, signed from Charles and also by Diana, both in fountain pen ink beneath the printed greeting with gold embossed crests on the front. Some light staining & age wear particularly to the outer corners. £300 to 400 N/S
  • Mail to or from overseas destinations
Used (on letter or envelope)
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) £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 wrapper from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France to Edinburgh, prepaid in cash with red Maltese Cross applied on arrival, subsequently crossed out, dated Sunday 31st May 1840, right side with vertical crease. Unusual & rare date. £200 to 250 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1858 envelope from Guernsey to Hong Kong franked 6d lilac (SG. 68) tied fine Guernsey duplex, reverse with London transit & fine Hong Kong receiving cds. £80 to 100 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1867 registered cover from London to New York, franked 4d Pl.9 (SG.94) & 2s blue (SG.118) - both wing margin examples, tied 'LS/EC' barred oval obliterators & alongside in red circular 'N.York B. Pkt PAID' mark, circular London registration c.d.s, cover has vertical crease (through 2s value). £50 to 65 £50.00
  • Postal Stationery
Used (on letter or envelope)
Advertising rings 1870 Parkins & Grotto 1d pink envelope with green ring & 1d pink envelope with purple ring (Huggins AR119/20) unused, latter with some spotting o/w fine. Ex. Harding. (2) £100 to 120 N/S
  KGV P.O Telegraph 1s die Stock Exchange, Huggins TP48(a) Cat. £150. Fine & scarce. £70 to 90 £86.00
  KGV P.O Telegraph 9d die Stock Exchange, Huggins TP45 (Cat. £150), VF & scarce. £60 to 85 £78.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Telegrams (24) mainly used plus brochures (5). 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 £62.00
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. £50 to 70 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
KEVII & KGV range of used stationery, much uprated for foreign destinations incl. added stationery cut-outs, censored, registered, undelivered, STO etc. Destinations incl. Austria, Germany, Iceland, Sweden & USA. £80 to 100 N/S
  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 £96.00
  • Railway Stamps & Covers
Used (on letter or envelope)
1856-78 Railway Company envelopes with embossed seals (4) and LNWR & GER dividend notices, small faults. (6) £40 to 50 N/S
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