(Amoy Local Post) 1896 rice paper wrapper bearing red straight-line ‘TO PAY’ with ½c. black overprint Postage Due tied Local Post Office Amoy cds; fine condition.
(British Post Offices) 1878 (Oct 6) envelope to Plymouth franked Great Britain 1864 1d., plate 191, SE-SF tied by PANAMA C35 duplex. endorsed at top “from J. Frost Stoker/ H.M.S. Pelican”. Arrival backstamp. Some slight damage at top left of left-hand stamp but an extremely rare concessionary usage (rate of 1d. for Panama transit charge and 1d. for Sailor’s rate) Only a few cover recorded. Ex Charles Warren, Andre Bollen and H. Wood.
(New South Wales – Picture Stationery) 1897 1½d. card entitled ‘Gruss aus Australien’ with poem and illustrations (Parrot, Kangaroo and Aborigine) entitled ‘Sonntag im Busch’ used to New York with uprating stamp removed.
(New South Wales) 1896 (JA 13) long multi franked cover to Auckland, New Zealand, the franking including surcharges with 9d. on 10d. vertical strip of three and 1891 7½d. on 6d. and 12½d. on 1s. pairs and a single, 1893 10d., 188-89 8d Lyrebird horizontal strip of three. Vertical filing crease, arrival backstamp. A striking cover.
(Picture Stationery) 1913 4sen card to Leipzig, endorsed ‘Germany via Siberia’, with Kobe despatch cds, the front with fine image of Fisherman with his cormorants
(Picture Stationery) 1902 Greetings card from Exhibition of Butcher’s Culinary Art at Stuttgart depicting Pigs, Bull, Chicken and Goose and depicting two Children cutting and cooking meats; two slight corner creases, a fine and attractive card.
(Picture Stationery) 1930s 15pf Eagle card with Moderne Kunstler, MMB card numbered 363, entitled ‘Am Ententeich’ (At the Duck Pond); fine unused.
(South – Picture Stationery) 1900s 1d. dark brown stationery card with illustration of four Kookaburra; some slight toning on reverse and at edges.
(South – Picture Stationery) 1900s 1d. olive-green stationery card with illustration of four Kookaburra; some slight toning on reverse and at edges.
(South – Picture Stationery) 1900s 1d. black stationery card with illustration of ‘Poultry Farm’ fine unused.
(South – Picture Stationery) 1900s 1d. brown stationery card with illustration of four Kookaburra; some slight toning on reverse and at edges.
(South – Picture Stationery) 1912 1d. dark brown card with illustration of four Kookaburra used with Eudunda square-circle date stamp.
(Tasmania) 1898 2½d. red violet postal stationery envelop with black printed image entitled ‘Diana’s Basin and St Patrick’s Head’; a Post Office envelope fine unused with only 306 being produced.
(Tasmania) 1898 2½d. red violet postal stationery envelope with black printed image entitled ‘Lake Crescent and the Old Man’s Head’; a Post Office issued envelope cto with Hobart DE 8 98 cds, fine condition. Only 312 being produced and these arrived in Tasmania on Dec 4th 1897, so this date of DE 8 must be one of the earliest known dates.
1858 (18 JU) envelope from Lyall Place, London addressed to a Lieutanant on “H.M. Gun Boat ‘Woodcock’ “ at Canton, franked at 6d. naval officer concessionary rate with Queen Victoria stamp cancelled ‘50’ numeral obliterator, Lyall Place Eaton Sq. Handstamp on reverse together with red London despatch. Some slight creases and tones, a rare item. HMS Woodcock, a Clown class gunboat was launched in 1856. Since Nov 1857 it was stationed at Hong Kong participating in the 2nd Opium War.
1867 envelope to Bordeaux franked ‘Eagle’ 10c. (touched margin) and a 40c. cancelled lozenge GOR in a blue-grey shade, Senegal Et Dept Gorce date stamp in same ink, Bordeaux maritime cancel below, the envelope being endorsed “paket francais”. With contents. Behr Certificate.
1884 (Apr 20) cover to Birmingham, franked 1881 1c. Quetzal (2) each with heavy central segmented cork cancel and left hand stamp tied by CORREOS DE GUATEMALA date stamp, Sparbrook arrival backstamp; damaged bottom right corner, rare.
1886 (May 16) cover to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed “via Panama y New York” and franked 1881 5c. (4) and a 10c. Quetzal, all cancelled with cork handstamps and also by CORREOS GUATEMALA ‘star’ duplex, Calais A Paris tpo bottom left, reverse Zurich and Neumunster arrival cds.
1886 (May 18) cover to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed “via Livingston y New Orleans” and franked four 1881 5c. Quetzal, three cancelled with cork handstamp and one by CORREOS GUATEMALA ‘star’ duplex, reverse with New Orleans and New York transits, Neumunster arrival cds.
1909-23 Waterlow & Sons perforated proof of 12c. ‘Palm Cockatoo’ in unissued colours of red and black in complete sheetlet of nine, each stamp overprinted ‘Waterlow & Sons Ltd Specimen’ with small punch hole in corner, the stamps within the sheet are imperforate horizontally between each other but not margin, fresh unused without gum. Very rare.