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1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair), Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's & Shanghai arrival c.d.s.

1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair), Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's & Shanghai arrival c.d.s.

1903 mourning envelope from Edinburgh to Shanghai, franked 1902 ½d, 1d (pair) SG.216 & 219, tied by Edinburgh double ring c.d.s's with Shanghai arrival c.d.s. on reverse for Feb 26th, then re-directed to the London Provincial Bank with the addition of the Hong Kong 2c green (2), cancelled by a single strike of the Shanghai c.d.s. for Mr.5.03 with another faint strike on both the 1d scarlet. Fabulous re-directed mail from a scarce destination. Extremely rare.
SG: 216 SKU: 02370
Price: £500.00
1842 entire Glasgow to Bonaw bears Maltese Cross

1842 entire Glasgow to Bonaw bears Maltese Cross

1842 unstamped entire Glasgow to Bonaw with superb strike of black MC, red m/s '1' indicating postage paid (1d) but charged '2'(d) postage due on arrival with boxed BONAW handstamp for Ap.22.42. The postmaster at Bonaw was well known for playing about with his date stamps. Superb cover.
  SKU: 00199
Price: £450.00
George IV Coronation - July 19th 1821 - ticket no. 2923

George IV Coronation - July 19th 1821 - ticket no. 2923

George IV Coronation - July 19th 1821 - ticket no. 2923 - sent by the Lord Chamberlain's Office (embossed circular), signed 'Grey' - later Prime Minister. Engraved & printed by the Compound Plate process by Whiting & Branston. Fancy embossed borders by DOBBS.
  SKU: 05525
Price: £350.00
1890 Lord Chamberlain envelope

1890 Lord Chamberlain envelope

Official pre 1890 envelope showing top right a circular embossed impression with a green background 'LORD CHAMBERLAIN' printed by Wantzen Ltd. of Islington - envelope makers for Waterlows.
  SKU: 00496
Price: £250.00
1876 envelope from Bradford to Rio, Brazil, franked 9d Emblems

1876 envelope from Bradford to Rio, Brazil, franked 9d Emblems

1876 envelope (back flap missing) from Bradford to Rio, Brazil, franked 9d Emblems wing margin example (SG.98), tied by a boldly struck BRADFORD.YORKS AP.22.76 duplex, reverse bears Rio receiver for May 10th.
SG: 98 SKU: 04083
Price: £250.00
1859 entire letter from London to Santander, Spain via France

1859 entire letter from London to Santander, Spain via France

1859 entire letter from London to Santander, Spain via France, franked by 1s green (SG.72) vertical strip of three (wing margins example), tied by barred oval numerals (21), reverse bears London dispatch & Santander receiving d/stamps, scarce franking & very attractive.
  SKU: 04462
Price: £250.00
1893 stationery envelope illustrated used in Brighton

1893 stationery envelope illustrated used in Brighton

1893 1d pink stationery envelope used locally in Brighton Dec.20.93 with a silhouette of a 'winged postman' with his sack marked GPO, alongside a gallows with addressed small envelope hanging. Very unusual, Ex Shaida.
  SKU: 00329
Price: £220.00
ROYALTY - Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein celebrated their wedding 5th July 1886

ROYALTY - Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein celebrated their wedding 5th July 1886 (1866)

ROYALTY - Princess Helena & Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein celebrated their marriage in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on 5th July 1866. - The paper-lace cover for the service sheet.
  SKU: 05515
Price: £165.00
1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac

1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac

1900 ½d Newspaper wrapper to Germany uprated with a bisect of a 1d lilac, well tied & clearly accepted for postage. Unusual commercial usage & fine quality.
  SKU: 02743
Price: £150.00
1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires

1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires

1935 Airmail cover from London to Buenos Aires, franked 1s pair & 5r re-engraved seahorse (2), tied by London c.d.s's, reverse bears French transit 'Porf Aerien' c.d.s's for 20.7.35 & Buenos Aires receiver
  SKU: 03549
Price: £130.00
1891 hand painted watercolour (Black Mouthed Dog Fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted watercolour (Black Mouthed Dog Fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front, franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F. H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of the 'Black Mouthed Dog Fish'
  SKU: 01806
Price: £120.00
1891 hand painted watercolour (Huso fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted watercolour (Huso fish) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front, franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex top F. H. Sheppee at Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of the 'Huso' fish.
  SKU: 01808
Price: £120.00
1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring

1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring

1890 1d pink stationery envelope from Brighton to Acklington, Northumberland with advertising ring 'Publishers of the Permanent Stamp Album Brighton', cancelled Preston, Brighton. Scarce.
  SKU: 02094
Price: £120.00
1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope

1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope

1908 Oct 1st Junior Philatelic Society illustrated envelope advertising 'PENNY POSTAGE LINKS THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES OF THE WORLD,' franked KEVII 1d, tied London c.d.s. addressed to Fall River, Mass, USA, receiving mark on reverse.
  SKU: 03124
Price: £100.00
Advertising Rings - QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused

Advertising Rings - QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused

Advertising Rings QV ½d vermilion Savory & Moore, London envelope unused, minor tones, Huggins AR132. Scarce.
  SKU: 03905
Price: £100.00
1890 hand painted water colour (two insects) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted water colour (two insects) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of two insects.
  SKU: 01741
Price: £95.00
1890 hand painted water colour (Rashliegh Shark) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted water colour (Rashliegh Shark) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 Mourning (black edged) cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex, bearing a fine hand painted watercolour of a Rashliegh Shark.
  SKU: 01745
Price: £95.00
1891 hand painted water colour (flower) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 hand painted water colour (flower) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1891 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of a flower.
  SKU: 01746
Price: £95.00
1890 hand painted water colour (plant & insect) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted water colour (plant & insect) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied Chester Le Street duplex to F.H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of a plant & insect.
  SKU: 01747
Price: £95.00
1890 hand painted watercolour (Corn Spurry & Tenthredo Cingilata) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted watercolour (Corn Spurry & Tenthredo Cingilata) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 cover front franked 1d lilac, tied by Chester Le Street duplex to F. H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of a plant 'Corn Spurry' & insect 'Tenthredo Cingulata.'
  SKU: 01775
Price: £95.00
1890 hand painted watercolour (Ox Ray) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 hand painted watercolour (Ox Ray) cover front, 1d lilac, Chester Le Street duplex to Uppingham

1890 mourning (black edged) cover front franked 1d lilac, tied by a Chester Le Street duplex to F. H. Sheppee of Uppingham, bears a fine hand painted watercolour of an Ox Ray.
  SKU: 01783
Price: £95.00
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