(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.
(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.
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.
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.
(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
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Accountancy) 1860 entire from Royal Netherlands Steamship Company in Amsterdam (blue cachet on front) to Malta, rated "6" and showing Amsterdam despatch cds, framed accountancy 'FR./2f 16c' handstamp, red French entry cds, reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds. This is the first day of use of this accountancy mark from Holland, rare ex 'Francisco' & 'Camillery'. Interesting letter which refers to the RNSC concerns regarding coaling and quarantine of their vessels.
(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.