(Scotland) 1835 Missent to Falmouth Packet: Entire addressed to Pickering, Canada, endorsed “By Liverpool and New York” but forwarded in error to Falmouth where framed ‘Mifsent to/FALMOUTH’ applied and returned to Liverpool, at New York ‘SHIP’ and ‘FORWARDED’ handstamps added plus cds, reverse with red Upper Canada and Haddington date stamps, two green Queenston cds on front, manuscript “2/5 ½“ charge at right; fine and unusual.
(Scotland) 1862 (FE 1) envelope to Kandy, Ceylon franked 1854-57 1d. in two horizontal strips of three, LD-LF and MD-MF cancelled by ‘183’ Inverness duplex, endorsed “via Southampton”, red London transit backstamp and weak red and black arrivals; envelope with corner and edge faults, incomplete backflap and tear at right running just under stamp at right.
(Ship Letter) 1873 blue envelope with embossed backflap from a St John’s N.F company (Newfoundland), rated “6d”, showing framed GREENOCK/ SHIP/ LETTER handstamp and cds at right, reverse with red Ship Letter London cds; fine and fresh.
1812 (23rd August) entire from the ‘Tower’ correspondence to Aberdeen, endorsed to travel on the “Neptune” which arrived in Lancaster on 30th October – a long transit of 69 days, bearing a very fine SHIP LETTER/ crown/ LANCASTER oval handstamp, manuscript charge “1/4” under the Act of July that year (4d Ship Letter and 1/- for 230-300 miles inland to Aberdeen). The content is mainly concerned with the purchase of puncheons of meal to tide the slaves over until the yam crop. Ex Robertson and Booth.
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.
1853 (MY 26) stampless mourning cove to Nova Scotia bearing ABERDEEN cds in green overstruck with “10d” charge handstamp, handstruck ‘1/3’ at centre, reverse with Liverpool transit partly missing from wax seal removal and red Bridgwater arrival cds.
1854 (NO 10) envelope to Edinburgh bearing 1854-57 1d. blues paper, TF, tied by legible complete SAUCHIHALL framed handstamp, reverse with Glasgow despatch and arrival cds.
1891 (27/12) reply postal stationery card used from Hamburg to Dundee, with number 291 f at bottom right, arrival cds of DE 29 and sent back to Hamburg with very fine Dundee ‘114’ duplex despatch of Dec 31, arrival cds to left. Both cards with long messages, some slight splitting along fold.
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.
1937 registered cove to Glasgow, Scotland bearing single franking 3d. Map tied Georgetown cds. The left corner with Post Office sealing tape tied by South Western S.O. Glasgow cds; unusual on a Caymans cover.
Nova Scotia 1804 entire to London bearing on reverse two-line Halifax date stamp, on arrival forwarded with manuscript "Care of James Heggie Esquire/ Merchant Kircaldy" and showing appropriate red cancels.
Scotland: 1768 entire from USA to Glasgow bearing endorsement of Captain bottom left, top left with partial strike of Pt. Glasgow/ Ship Letter handstamp. With message from a new arrival “We are now going up the river and I hope to be at Petersburg in a few hours...I like the country here very well”. A very early use of this ship letter mark.
Scotland: 1806 entire to Lisbon bearing single-ring KILMARNOCK cancel in red, rated "2/9"(d), red tombstone transit and on reverse double-ring Foreign 5 date stamp, on arrival manuscript "240" reis charge.