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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

France  1871 (2 Oct) entire to Lima, Peru, endorsed “per steamer Lusitania” franked with 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. and 1870-71 Ceres 20c. tied gros chiffres ‘532’ with Bordeaux cds in association, red framed P.P., arrival backstamp of 17 Nov.

France

Covers and stamps / France

1871 (2 Oct) entire to Lima, Peru, endorsed “per steamer Lusitania” franked with 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. and 1870-71 Ceres 20c. tied gros chiffres ‘532’ with Bordeaux cds in association, red framed P.P., arrival backstamp of 17 Nov.

£145

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

Guatemala  1880 (Dic 3) small local cover used within Guatemala City bearing single franking 1879 ¼r. green and brown ‘Quetzal’  cancelled with full star handstamp, red octagonal date stamp bottom right; fine and attractive.

Guatemala

Covers and stamps / Guatemala / Bird

1880 (Dic 3) small local cover used within Guatemala City bearing single franking 1879 ¼r. green and brown ‘Quetzal’ cancelled with full star handstamp, red octagonal date stamp bottom right; fine and attractive.

£795

Bolivia  1930 folded parcel form to Akron, Ohio, USA, franked ’25 Centavos/1930’ on 2c. (2) plus 1b. tied by single boxed cachet of Viacha.

Bolivia

Covers and stamps / Bolivia / Parcel cards

1930 folded parcel form to Akron, Ohio, USA, franked ’25 Centavos/1930’ on 2c. (2) plus 1b. tied by single boxed cachet of Viacha.

£55

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  1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.Great Britain  1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Proofs

1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.

£1950

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

India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Ethiopia / Military / Mourning

(Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

£3450

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