(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.
1948 London Olympics: two stamp size photographic essays of Harold Nelson design, mounted onto card which is numbered “13”. Also with letter to Harold Nelson from the G.P.O. Headquarters. Nelson’s original design, offered by us as a different item, included a Hammer and Sickle which has now been changed as the Soviet Union were no longer going to be invited to the Games. Unique group.
(1911 Windsor Flight) 1911 (SP 9) card addressed to “Captain John Humpfrey, Yorkshire Regt, District Commissioner, Lagos, Southern Nigeria” franked two ½d. tied FIRST UNITED KINGDOM AERIAL POST LONDON cds, reverse with unclear entry cds of SP 29 and double ring BADAGRY SOUTHERN NIGERIA cds of SP 30; a fine and most unusual destination and part from slight ink smudge in very fine condition with arrival cancels
(1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.
(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.
(Accountancy) 1830 outer letter sheet to London struck with an oval-framed GALICIA/ CORUNA handstamp, a two-line ESPAGNE PAR/ St. JEAN-DE-LUZ’ French entry handstamp and annotated “Via Calais”. On arrival the front struck with dotted framed ‘Oz at 8s/8d per Oz’ handstamp applied at the London Foreign Branch. Light vertical filing creases at sides.
(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
(Accountancy) 1872 (24 Oct) outer letter sheet to Landskrona, Sweden bearing single franking 40c. tied ‘12’ numeral with Anvers cds to left, framed ‘P.D.’ below, at left red accountancy handstamp ‘wfr. 1½’, arrival backstamp.
(Accountancy) 1873 stampless cover to London bearing Levallois-Perret despatch cds, oval-framed ‘*FR/ 1f50c’ handstamp and manuscript “6d” charge, FB arrival on front reverse with blue Paris Etranger transit and arrival cds; with contents.
(Accountancy) 1874 incoming unfranked commercial entire to Cairo from Malta whose cds appears top right, towards bottom left is very fine example of the rare ‘3½‘ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transit of Poste Egiziane Alessandria and arrival cds.