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Gibraltar (Morocco) 1952 cover to Liverpool franked 1d.  tied two-line ‘SHIP LETTER/ TANGIER’ , British Post Office A Tangier cds to left, underfranked and charge raised; fine condition without backstamps.

Gibraltar

Covers and stamps / Gibraltar / Morocco / Maritime / Ship letters

(Morocco) 1952 cover to Liverpool franked 1d. tied two-line ‘SHIP LETTER/ TANGIER’ , British Post Office A Tangier cds to left, underfranked and charge raised; fine condition without backstamps.

£65

Bahamas (Ship Letter) 1864 incoming cover from Habana, Cuba franked 1r. with bar cancel and cds above and bearing fine example of the very rare SHIP-LETTER/ NASSAU cds, with manuscript “Unclaimed” and handstamped ‘ADVERTISED’; trivial corner fault to envelope, otherwise fine and attractive exampleBahamas (Ship Letter) 1864 incoming cover from Habana, Cuba franked 1r. with bar cancel and cds above and bearing fine example of the very rare SHIP-LETTER/ NASSAU cds, with manuscript “Unclaimed” and handstamped ‘ADVERTISED’; trivial corner fault to envelope, otherwise fine and attractive example

Bahamas

Covers and stamps / Bahamas / Cuba / Ship letters

(Ship Letter) 1864 incoming cover from Habana, Cuba franked 1r. with bar cancel and cds above and bearing fine example of the very rare SHIP-LETTER/ NASSAU cds, with manuscript “Unclaimed” and handstamped ‘ADVERTISED’; trivial corner fault to envelope, otherwise fine and attractive example

£2250

Nova Scotia 1785 (22nd December) entire from Halifax to Alter, Near Forres, Scotland via London bearing two-line LONDON/ SHIP LRE handstamp, reverse with London bishop Mark (13/FE) and Edinburgh Bishop Mark in red (FE/20).
This letter is a warning to a friend in the North Fencibles (a local defence force), that the writer is about to expose his commander for fraud by claiming more men in the regiment than it possessed.
Nova Scotia 1785 (22nd December) entire from Halifax to Alter, Near Forres, Scotland via London bearing two-line LONDON/ SHIP LRE handstamp, reverse with London bishop Mark (13/FE) and Edinburgh Bishop Mark in red (FE/20).
This letter is a warning to a friend in the North Fencibles (a local defence force), that the writer is about to expose his commander for fraud by claiming more men in the regiment than it possessed.

Nova Scotia

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Incoming / Nova Scotia / Ship letters

1785 (22nd December) entire from Halifax to Alter, Near Forres, Scotland via London bearing two-line LONDON/ SHIP LRE handstamp, reverse with London bishop Mark (13/FE) and Edinburgh Bishop Mark in red (FE/20). This letter is a warning to a friend in the North Fencibles (a local defence force), that the writer is about to expose his commander for fraud by claiming more men in the regiment than it possessed.

£85

Jamaica 1801 entire from Kingston to Glasgow initially rated at Jamaica 1801 entire from Kingston to Glasgow initially rated at

Jamaica

Covers and stamps / Jamaica / Ship letters / Kent

1801 entire from Kingston to Glasgow initially rated at "2/8" and subsequently amended to "3/-", endorsed HM Ship Surprize and bearing fair strike of Ship Letter/crown/ JAMAICA in oval and a similar mark for Deal. Foster records the earliest date of this ship letter cancel as 11/4/01 wheras this dates 18/2/01.

£525

Jamaica 1815 (18 Aug) entire from John Fergus to Falmouth with some interesting content, with a N.B. addition reading

Jamaica

Covers and stamps / Jamaica / Maritime / Ship letters / Scotland

1815 (18 Aug) entire from John Fergus to Falmouth with some interesting content, with a N.B. addition reading "I am sorry to say that Port Royale is most all burnt down about four weeks before our arrival here". Ship Letter Jamaica oval crown handstamp, rate markings and "1/2" local carriage charge handstamp. Some peripheral faults to entire.

£255

Jamaica 1845 (4th June) thick entire from Columbia, South Carolina, USA via Philadelphia via private ship, rated “1/6” for a double Ship Letter rate plus inland postage from St Ann’s to Mandeville of 2d. for a total charge of “1/8”, showing the only recorded ‘SHIP LETTER/ St ANNS’ handstamp that is not recorded in foster but in Proud SL1. Ex H. Wood

Jamaica

Covers and stamps / Jamaica / USA / Maritime / Ship letters

1845 (4th June) thick entire from Columbia, South Carolina, USA via Philadelphia via private ship, rated “1/6” for a double Ship Letter rate plus inland postage from St Ann’s to Mandeville of 2d. for a total charge of “1/8”, showing the only recorded ‘SHIP LETTER/ St ANNS’ handstamp that is not recorded in foster but in Proud SL1. Ex H. Wood

£2375

Gibraltar 1850 outer letter sheet to Genova bearing fine two-line GIBRALTAR/ SHIP LETTER with double arc date stampin association in same colour below, red two-line VIA DI MARE/ G.P.O., various manuscript marks and arrival backstamp; good condition.

Gibraltar

Covers and stamps / Gibraltar / Maritime / Ship letters

1850 outer letter sheet to Genova bearing fine two-line GIBRALTAR/ SHIP LETTER with double arc date stampin association in same colour below, red two-line VIA DI MARE/ G.P.O., various manuscript marks and arrival backstamp; good condition.

£215

Great Britain 1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.Great Britain 1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Australia / Great Britain / Maritime / Ship letters

1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.

£525

Serbia 1867, Entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova - Romania by Austrian Danube shipping company. 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency RADUJEVAC cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia. Serbia 1867, Entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova - Romania by Austrian Danube shipping company. 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency RADUJEVAC cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia.

Serbia

Covers and stamps / Serbia / Austria D.D.S.G. / Ship letters

1867, Entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova - Romania by Austrian Danube shipping company. 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency RADUJEVAC cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia.

£1750

Great Britain 1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled Bristol 134 duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing Barbados Ship Letter, red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Barbados / Great Britain / Maritime / Redirected mail / Ship letters / Great Britain Ship Mail

1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled 'Bristol 134' duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing 'Barbados Ship Letter', red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175

£175

Iceland

Covers and stamps / Iceland / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Maritime / Scotland / Ship letters

1903 (27.11.) 8a. postal stationery card to Bern, Switzerland uprated 3a. tied Reykjavik cds, framed SHIP LETTER/ TROON at left with Troon 330 cds alongside, arrival cds bottom left; very fine condition but without message.

£125

Australia Tasmania 1842 entire to London with manuscript rate markings, red PAID date stamp, reverse with straight-line SHIP LETTER and red cdsAustralia Tasmania 1842 entire to London with manuscript rate markings, red PAID date stamp, reverse with straight-line SHIP LETTER and red cds

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Great Britain Incoming / Ship letters / Great Britain Ship Mail

Tasmania 1842 entire to London with manuscript rate markings, red PAID date stamp, reverse with straight-line SHIP LETTER and red cds

£75

Canada Two entires from the Bishop of Quebec, both to London, the first from 1800, redirected on arrival, the second from 1802, a duplicate entire. The first with virtually full red wax seal, Ship Letter Quebec oval ‘crown’ handstamps.Canada Two entires from the Bishop of Quebec, both to London, the first from 1800, redirected on arrival, the second from 1802, a duplicate entire. The first with virtually full red wax seal, Ship Letter Quebec oval ‘crown’ handstamps.Canada Two entires from the Bishop of Quebec, both to London, the first from 1800, redirected on arrival, the second from 1802, a duplicate entire. The first with virtually full red wax seal, Ship Letter Quebec oval ‘crown’ handstamps.Canada Two entires from the Bishop of Quebec, both to London, the first from 1800, redirected on arrival, the second from 1802, a duplicate entire. The first with virtually full red wax seal, Ship Letter Quebec oval ‘crown’ handstamps.

Canada

Covers and stamps / Canada / Ship letters / Transatlantic Mail

Two entires from the Bishop of Quebec, both to London, the first from 1800, redirected on arrival, the second from 1802, a duplicate entire. The first with virtually full red wax seal, Ship Letter Quebec oval ‘crown’ handstamps.

£945