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.
(British Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.
(British Military Offices) 1937 (30 Aug) cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. cancelled by Field Post Office No.1 cds, then based at Tientsin. The envelope is endorsed at top left “Posted on mannouvers1937/ Field Post Office No 1/ Headquarters 1st Division/ Youngshung” (Yangtsun). Fine condition and unusual usage of tne Coronation stamp.
(British Post Office) 1846 (NO 21) thin paper, disinfected cover to London, endorsed “Via Marseilles”, bearing fine strike of the rare red crown circle PAID/ AT/ ALEXANDRIA, reddish crayon “1/8(d)” at left, black Alexandria double arc, two diagonal disinfection slits and Maltese Lazaret handstamp, London arrival at top, without any backstamps; fine and clean condition.
(British Post Office) 1870 (JA 1) cover to Lancaster, Penn., USA franked Great Britain 1858-79 1d., plate 116 and 1867-80 10d. tied 'B02' obliterators, Alexandria transit to left, cursive US '2 CENTS' and entry cds. The cover pays 11d. rate that changed this day to 8d.; ex Wolsbauer.
(British Post Offices) 1872 cover to Germantown, Philadelphia, USA franked Great Britain 4d. and 6d. cancelled ‘B01’ obliterators with Cairo cds in association to left, London transit with New York Paid All cds alongside with cursive ‘2/ CENTS’ overstruck, unclear framed hand stamp on reverse; fine early stamped pre UPU transatlantic cover.
(Hamburg) 1823 entire to Portugal bearing framed Hamburg Paid cursive framed handstamp of the British Post Office and stated to be the last recorded date of use, oval-framed Lisboa arrival and manuscript 280 reis charge, reverse with London FPO transit; fine and rare
(Lebanon) 1875 (NO 11) printed ‘United States Consulate at/ “Beirut, Syria”’ (added in manuscript) envelope to Omaha, Nebraska, USA franked Great Britain 1873-80 2½d. rosy-mauve (blued paper), plate 1, KC-LC vertical pair tied by G06 obliterator, British Post Office Beyrout cds alongside, London transit, reverse with New York Paid All cds. Envelope disinfected with solitary slit. Stamp LC with perf damage towards top left and envelope slightly reduced at right.
(Postal Stationery) 1880 Great Britain 1d. stationery card to British Post Office, Cairo cancelled by full and fine ‘C’ obliterator, British Post Office Constantinople index A cds alongside, reverse with Alexandria and Suez cancels; some pinholes.
(Soldier's Letter) 1874 (JA 19) cover to England franked Great Britain 1d red, LB, pl.167, tied 'A26' duplex with sender's details at top and, at bottom, signature and details of Royal Engineers Officer, Dorking arrival backstamp; some slight faults and staining.
(Soldiers Letter) 1876 (NO 20) cover to Mere, Wilts endorsed and countersigned, bearing Great Britain 1d., plate 172, cancelled A26 obliterator with Gibraltar cds alongside. The letter was written by Prt. Thomas Welch No.1215 of 69th Foot Regiment.
(Soldier’s Letter) 1882 soldier’s concessionary rate cover to Plymouth bearing 16 dots 1d. lilac tied ‘A26’ duplex, envelope correctly endorsed at the top from Private Martin Sweney on “S.S Draceo” at Gibraltar and countersigned by his Commanding Officer; tear at top of envelope with small part of backflap missing.
(Used Abroad – Porto Rico) 1876 entire from Mayaguez to Genova franked Great Britain adhesives tied ‘F85’ obliterator with somewhat unclear Mayaguez Porto Rico Paid cds, red London transit at left and arrival backstamp; fine, fresh condition.
(Used Abroad) 1870 (29 Oct) part entire to London, endorsed “St Thomas/ 29 Oct 70” franked strip of three 1865-73 4d., plate 12, LB-LD, cancelled by ‘B16’ mail boat obliterators, red London arrival below of 14 NO, only with part of back.
(Venezuela) 1875 (SP 1) fine illustrated ‘Botica Boliviana’ entire to Paris bering good strike in red of Ciudad Bolivar Paid cds, rated “1/2”, circular-framed PD, London transit and Calais entry cds, arrival backstamp. Part on entire only scanned.