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Aden  
1881 cover to Bombay, franked horizontal strip of three 4a. tied Aden B-22 duplex, ship endorsement at top, reverse with Sea Post Office E cds; envelope slightly unevenly reduced at top.Aden  
1881 cover to Bombay, franked horizontal strip of three 4a. tied Aden B-22 duplex, ship endorsement at top, reverse with Sea Post Office E cds; envelope slightly unevenly reduced at top.

Aden

Covers and stamps / Aden / India / Maritime

1881 cover to Bombay, franked horizontal strip of three 4a. tied Aden B-22 duplex, ship endorsement at top, reverse with Sea Post Office E cds; envelope slightly unevenly reduced at top.

£255

Great Britain  (Haiti) 1880 (AU 25) folded out envelope  to Havre bearing commercial cachet and franked Great Britain 1870 1½d. and ten 1880 1d. Venetian Red in apparent irregular block CC-HD tied by seven clear C59 obliterators, red Jacmel Paid cds, red London transit and French Calais entry cds. The envelope has been opened out for display and has other peripheral faults,  a remarkable franking, one of very few with this many 1d Venetian Reds.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Used Abroad / Haiti

(Haiti) 1880 (AU 25) folded out envelope to Havre bearing commercial cachet and franked Great Britain 1870 1½d. and ten 1880 1d. Venetian Red in apparent irregular block CC-HD tied by seven clear C59 obliterators, red Jacmel Paid cds, red London transit and French Calais entry cds. The envelope has been opened out for display and has other peripheral faults, a remarkable franking, one of very few with this many 1d Venetian Reds.

£1350

Australia  (South) 1890s OHMS formula registration envelope from Education Department additionally franked pair O.S. overprinted 2½d. cancelled by single unclear square circle; vertical filing crease at left.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Official Mail / Postal Stationery

(South) 1890s OHMS formula registration envelope from Education Department additionally franked pair O.S. overprinted 2½d. cancelled by single unclear square circle; vertical filing crease at left.

£75

Australia  (Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.Australia  (Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Great Britain / Redirected mail / Transatlantic Mail / Combination covers

(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.

£115

Gibraltar  1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.

Gibraltar

Covers and stamps / Gibraltar / Great Britain Used Abroad / Transatlantic Mail

1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.

£425

Malta  1935 (MY 6) registered cover to England franked 6d. Silver Jubilee, showing ‘extra flagstaff’ variety used on first day of issue; good condition.

Malta

Covers and stamps / Malta / Silver Jubilee

1935 (MY 6) registered cover to England franked 6d. Silver Jubilee, showing ‘extra flagstaff’ variety used on first day of issue; good condition.

£150

Great Britain (1911 Windsor Flight) 1911 (SP 9) card addressed to “Captain John Humpfrey, Yorkshire Regt, District Commissioner, Lagos, Southern Nigeria” franked two ½d. tied FIRST UNITED KINGDOM AERIAL POST LONDON cds, reverse with unclear entry cds of SP 29 and double ring BADAGRY SOUTHERN NIGERIA cds of SP 30; a fine and most unusual destination and part from slight ink smudge in very fine condition with arrival cancelsGreat Britain (1911 Windsor Flight) 1911 (SP 9) card addressed to “Captain John Humpfrey, Yorkshire Regt, District Commissioner, Lagos, Southern Nigeria” franked two ½d. tied FIRST UNITED KINGDOM AERIAL POST LONDON cds, reverse with unclear entry cds of SP 29 and double ring BADAGRY SOUTHERN NIGERIA cds of SP 30; a fine and most unusual destination and part from slight ink smudge in very fine condition with arrival cancels

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Nigeria / Airmail

(1911 Windsor Flight) 1911 (SP 9) card addressed to “Captain John Humpfrey, Yorkshire Regt, District Commissioner, Lagos, Southern Nigeria” franked two ½d. tied FIRST UNITED KINGDOM AERIAL POST LONDON cds, reverse with unclear entry cds of SP 29 and double ring BADAGRY SOUTHERN NIGERIA cds of SP 30; a fine and most unusual destination and part from slight ink smudge in very fine condition with arrival cancels

£695

Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.

Sweden

Covers and stamps / Austria / Sweden / Bicycle / Olympics

(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.

£165

Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling teamSweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team

Sweden

Covers and stamps / Sweden / Bicycle / Olympics

(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team

£175

Sweden (1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  surrounded by  signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.Sweden (1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  surrounded by  signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.

Sweden

Covers and stamps / Sweden / Bicycle / Olympics

(1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled surrounded by signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.

£125

Germany (1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.8.) Rhein-Main special zeppelin flight with four Olympic stamps and a 50pf Zeppelin with toning around perfs, at left very fine strike of rare red Olympiafahrt  cachet.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany / Olympics / Zeppelin

(1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.8.) Rhein-Main special zeppelin flight with four Olympic stamps and a 50pf Zeppelin with toning around perfs, at left very fine strike of rare red Olympiafahrt cachet.

£75

Estonia (1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.VII.) printed envelope from Estonian Olympic Committee to the Sailing committee of the Organising Committee at Kiel with fine commemorative franking tied Tallinn Eesti cds; fine and scarce.

Estonia

Covers and stamps / Germany / Estonia / Olympics

(1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.VII.) printed envelope from Estonian Olympic Committee to the Sailing committee of the Organising Committee at Kiel with fine commemorative franking tied Tallinn Eesti cds; fine and scarce.

£165

Germany (1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.Germany (1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany / Liechtenstein / Olympics / Exhibitions

(1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.

£65

France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

France

Covers and stamps / USA / France / Maritime / Interrupted Mail

(Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

£195

Great Britain (Accountancy) 1817 incoming entire fr0m Bremen to London with straight-line despatch handstamp, on arrival unframed OZ at 6s/8d per Oz handstamp applied, F.P.O. arrival backstamp.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / German States / Great Britain Incoming / Accountancy

(Accountancy) 1817 incoming entire fr0m Bremen to London with straight-line despatch handstamp, on arrival unframed 'OZ at 6s/8d per Oz' handstamp applied, F.P.O. arrival backstamp.

£75

Great Britain (Accountancy) 1830 outer letter sheet to London struck with an oval-framed GALICIA/ CORUNA handstamp, a two-line ESPAGNE PAR/ St. JEAN-DE-LUZ’  French entry handstamp and annotated “Via Calais”. On arrival the front struck with dotted framed ‘Oz at 8s/8d per Oz’ handstamp applied at the London Foreign Branch. Light vertical filing creases at sides.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Incoming / Spain / Accountancy / European Transits

(Accountancy) 1830 outer letter sheet to London struck with an oval-framed GALICIA/ CORUNA handstamp, a two-line ESPAGNE PAR/ St. JEAN-DE-LUZ’ French entry handstamp and annotated “Via Calais”. On arrival the front struck with dotted framed ‘Oz at 8s/8d per Oz’ handstamp applied at the London Foreign Branch. Light vertical filing creases at sides.

£275

Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.

Italy

Covers and stamps / Italy / France / Belgium / Accountancy / European Transits

(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.

£165

Cuba (Accountancy) 1871 entire Habana to Bordeaux transiting via New York, ‘12’ handstamp indicting amount due to America, also 1873 outer letter sheet following same route despite endorsement “pr Franch mail”,  with 12c charge for America, both with framed G.B.// 3f.60c. which was used on mail coming from countries without conventions, with the American or German Packets and transits in London.Cuba (Accountancy) 1871 entire Habana to Bordeaux transiting via New York, ‘12’ handstamp indicting amount due to America, also 1873 outer letter sheet following same route despite endorsement “pr Franch mail”,  with 12c charge for America, both with framed G.B.// 3f.60c. which was used on mail coming from countries without conventions, with the American or German Packets and transits in London.

Cuba

Covers and stamps / Cuba / USA / Accountancy / Transatlantic Mail

(Accountancy) 1871 entire Habana to Bordeaux transiting via New York, ‘12’ handstamp indicting amount due to America, also 1873 outer letter sheet following same route despite endorsement “pr Franch mail”, with 12c charge for America, both with framed G.B.// 3f.60c. which was used on mail coming from countries without conventions, with the American or German Packets and transits in London.

£75

France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed F./28 accountancy handstamp, reverse with arrival cancels.France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed F./28 accountancy handstamp, reverse with arrival cancels.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Accountancy

(Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed 'F./28' accountancy handstamp, reverse with arrival cancels.

£225

France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Serbia / Accountancy

(Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.

£175