(Orange Free State Bisect) 1868 (May 27) small envelope to Somerset East. The letter is believed to have been carried privately to Phillipolis postmaster (A.P.J. van der Poel), the sender having pinned a 1/-, the Postmaster bisected it, replaced half the stamp and the pin, and added a 4d. Cape, on arrival at Colsberg the stamps were cancelled, the cancel not taking to the bisected stamp because of the pin. A most remarkable and unusual item. With fine explanatory article by Douglas Roth in the Spt 1956 South African Philatelist, a Certificate from that year and a RPSL Cert of 1984.
1883 (JY 25) registered “Circular” envelope franked 1882 bisect ‘½‘ on 1d in four severed pairs consisting of stamps from right and left, tied by ‘A07’ obliterators, cds at base. The envelope was originally addressed and unsealed with flap tucked in to Edinburgh whose cds appears on reverse and re-addressed to London and sealed, the old address carefully removed and new added. Fine and fresh.
1894 (SP 11) cover to Liverpool bearing three different bisects with 1892 2d. Jubilee issue vertical bisect, 1894 2d. vertical bisect and 1d. diagonal bisect, all tied Bonny square circle date stamps, red Liverpool transit bottom left. (SG. 3a, 47b and 52b.). Fine and attractive, rare three bisect cover paying 2 1/2d. rate.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to England franked 1892 2d., 1894 1d. blue and bisected 1d.and 2d., making correct total of 4 1/2d. tied Bonny square circle date stamps, small 'R' handstamp at left with manuscript number, Liverpool transit on face and Warrington backstamp. fine and attractive.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to Luton franked British Protectorate/ Oil Rivers 1892-94 Great Britain oveprinted Jubilee 2d. together with 1d. lilac, both diagonal bisects, plus 1894 1d. and 2d. tied by three square circle Bonny date stamps. A fine, rare double bisect cover.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to Luton franked British Protectorate/ Oil Rivers 1892-94 Great Britain overprinted Jubilee 2d. vertical bisect together with normal, plus 1894 1d. and later 1d. orange vermilion diagonal bisect tied by four square circle Bonny date stamps. A fine, rare double, different issue bisect cover.
1897 cover to Manchester franked 20c and bisected 10c, tied by 'A26' obliterator, the bisect being unauthorised a 'T' handstamp was applied and upon arrival in England a '1d/F.B./C/' handstamp charge raised, reverse with London and Manchester cds.
Undated outer letter sheet to Caracas franked 1866 two 1r. vermilion, one marginal, plus a diagonal bisect, all with mostly good margins, tied by undated La Guaira cds. A five times letter rate for s distance of up to 25 miles, vertical filing fold affecting one stamp. Ex Villasmil & Heister. Brian Moorehouse Certificate