(Advertising Stationery) 1896 1c. internal card with printed advertisement on reverse for Sporting Goods including wooden bottles and balls of all sizes for exercise, items for Fencing, Croquet, Lawn Tennis, Baseball, Boxing gloves and striking bags, Footballs, Bows and Arrows, Bicycles and Childrens Tricycles. Plus complete collection of manuals on sport; fine used.
(Football and Cricket) 1901 (12 May) cover to “Stowe House, Nr Kidderminster, England” franked Great Britain 1d. lilac tied Army Post Office/ Barberton/ South Africa cds. Contains two letters of 7.V. (some splitting) and 14.5. both with many references to Riding, Football and Cricket.
(Football World Cup) 1934 (19.5.) registered airmail cover to Roma franked Football airmail short set to 25L tied by Posta Aerea Tripoli Droscalo cds; small spot on 15L otherwise fine and fresh.
(Football World Cup) 1934 (25.5.) airmail cover from Roma to Riccione bearing World Cup airmail set of four tied two cds arriving on the same day; fine and fresh, scarce. Raybaudi photo certificate.
(Football World Cup) 1934 (3.7.) registered airmail cover to Firenze bearing single franking 50L. blue-green tied by Posta Aerea Bengasi cds, reverse Roma transit, Roma Firenze Milano tpo and arrival cds; some slight toning on labels but not around stamp.
(Football World Cup) 1934 (30.7.) registered cover Trieste to Luxembourg franked 1934 Annexation of Fiume 2L55 and 2L75 together with Football 5L+2.50 brown tied by two Trieste S.Marco (A) cds, arrival backstamp. Some staining at right side of 2L.55, insignificantly overfranked by 5c. A fine and rare use of the top value on a commercial cover. Signed Sorani.
1934 (17.8.) airmail cover to New york franked 1934 Football World Cup postage 1L.25 and Air 50c and 75c tied Posta Aerea Roma Ferrovia. The aircraft was forced to land in Wales and a Newport Pembrokeshire cds of 19 AU added before journey resumed; some toning around perfs
1968 ‘Man and His World’ illustrated envelope with Montreal advertising slogan, the envelope signed by various English footballers including George Cohen, Colin Bell, Keith Newton, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter and Mike Summerbee.