(Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.
(Cape of Good Hope) 1880 (OC 31) franked mourning cover to San Francisco franked ‘3’ on 3d pale dull rose and 1871-76 1d. horizontal strip of five folded over to back, one stamp split on opening and tied by cancels that have been deliberately obliterated, Swellendam cds on reverse, Capetown cds on front, London transit backstamp, arrival cancels of Dec 14 front and back. Some faults to envelope, an interesting item.
(Treaty Ports) 1917 incoming mourning cover to HongKong Shanghai Bank branch at Foochow, China, underfranked 1d. KGV from North Finchley with hexagonal framed T/30 handstamp, no charge apparently being collected, reverse with very clear Shanghai Br. P.O transit and on front British Post Office Foochow arrival.
1865 (MR 24) mourning cover to Liverpool franked pair 1862-68 no watermark, rough perf 14 to 16, 6d. deep green (SG 4) cancelled ‘A10’ obliterator with Saint Vincent cds at left, red London paid cds tying stamps, arrival backstamp. Peter Holcombe Certificate.
1866 incoming mourning cover from Bangor, Wales franked Great Britain 6d., plate 5, PF tied duplex, showing very late usage of manuscript "Paid", red 4 1/2d charge handstamp, London transit and arrival backstamp; fine and neat.
1868 (SE 26) mourning cover from Dera Ghazee Khan to Bath, endorsed “Bombay Marseilles/ officer’s letter” with signature at lower left, franked at 6a8p concessionary rate with single franking showing fine duplex. Backstamps of Lahore, Bombay and Bath with framed UNCLAIMED. A couple of slight faults at edges, a very scarce usage and single franking.
1879 (OC 11) mourning cover to Canterbury, Kent, bearing single franking Great Britain 1873-80 2 ½d., plate 13, DK, cancelled by ‘942’ obliterator with Larnaca cds alongside; slight fault to stamp top right, pleasing appearance.
Victoria: 1857 internal mourning cover bearing mixed franking of ‘Half Length’ 3d (two touched margins) and 1856 1d yellow-green ‘Queen on Throne’ (two touched margins). Envelope written across on reverse, despite these issues still an attractive item.