(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
(Lagos) 1872 cover to Le Havre bearing fine strike of the rare Crown Circle ‘Paid At Lagos’, index B Lagos cds to left, red circular framed PD and manuscript “1/1” indicating the amount of ½ charge pre ½ oz due to GPO London. Calais entry cds on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival cds; vertical filing crease at left side clear of any cancel. A rare cover, Ex. Sacher.
(Lagos) 1874 cover to Lyon, annotated “paquet anglais” bearing red Lagos index A cds, circular framed PD probbly applied at London. By January 1871 the ½ oz rate was “1/2” with “1/-“ accountable to London, the Colony retaining 2d. French entry cds bottom left and arrival cds. Good cover, ex Sacher.
(Lagos) 1888 registered cover to Birmingham bearing single-franking 1884-86 6d. olive-green tied barred obliterator, Lagos W.Africa cds, oval framed ‘R’ handstamand oval Registered/ T/ London date stamp, arrival backstamp. Envelope endorsed “per s.s. “Benin”; fine registered cover.
(Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
1858 entire from Lagos to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and ‘10’ decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.