(Haiti) 1880 (AU 25) folded out envelope to Havre bearing commercial cachet and franked Great Britain 1870 1½d. and ten 1880 1d. Venetian Red in apparent irregular block CC-HD tied by seven clear C59 obliterators, red Jacmel Paid cds, red London transit and French Calais entry cds. The envelope has been opened out for display and has other peripheral faults, a remarkable franking, one of very few with this many 1d Venetian Reds.
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 Occupation – Napoleonic War) 1812 (1 July) entire to London bearing framed MARTINIQUE handstamp of British Packet Agent, manuscript “2/2” charge (1/3d. packet rate West Indies to Falmouth pus 1/- to London less 1d rebate). Reverse with manuscript “not known at the Spanish Ambassadors/ not Spanish Consul” and re-addressed to Upper Berkley St, Portman Sq. From the Third British Occupation 1809-14.
(British Occupation) 1798 (7th July) entire written from St Pierre to London bearing straight-line MARTINIQUE (38 x 4mm), charged packet rate “1/8”. Good example from the 2nd Occupation, the entire complaining about the recently arrived wine from Madeira.
(British Occupation) 1799 (March 20) entire letter during the 2nd Occupation from Capt H Ferguson headed 'Martinico' to Charles Cox in London with on reverse very fine two-line PORT ROYAL/ MAY 26.99 handstamp, rated "1/8". An extremely fine example of this rare marking. Ex H.Wood
(British Occupation) 1811 (18th April) entire to Philadelphia endorsed "Via Baltimore" and with accounting at top, entire headed as written from St. Pierre, without postal markings and sent during period of British Blockade and Occupation during Napoleonic Wars; fine and clean.
(British Occupation) 1812 (31 Aug) entire to Aberdeen, Scotland written by Lt Col. Farquarson (C in C British Occupation Forces) with straight-line GUADELOUPE handstamp showing unaligned letters, rated “2/6”, red arrival cds at top right.
(British Post Office - Disinfected) 1853 outer letter sheet to Barcelona, rated “1/-“ in manuscript, also bearing black crown circle Paid At Buenos Ayres that is overstruck by circular framed 7.R handstamp, endorsed at top “Via Canarias” with on reverse red Canarias (3 Ago) cds and Barcelona (18.8.)arrival, rated. The wrapper also shows four small diagonal slits for fumigation.
(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) 1880 (AU 25) opened-out envelope to Havre franked Great Britain 1870 1½d. and 1880 1d Venetian Red vertical strips of 6 and 3 plus a single, two stamps missing from the front top right (would originally have been a block of 12), cancelled by C59 obliterators, fine red JACMEL PAID, Calais entry cds at left, reverse with London transit and arrival cds. Envelope opened out for display, a most unusual franking.
(British Post Offices) 1871 (JU 9) envelope to “His Excellency J Osman Bey/ care of/ Sir Thomas Gabriel Bart, Wimbledon” franked Great Britain 1865-73 pair 4d., plate 12 tied by ‘B01’ obliterators with Cairo cds at base, redirected to Richmond and franked 1858-79 1d., plate 111 tied London SW duplex; small part of backflap missing otherwise fine.
(British Post Offices) 1871 (May 5) envelope to London, endorsed “Via Brindisi” franked by Great Britain pairs of 4d. vermillion, EF-FG and EH-FH, plate 12 cancelled by B01 obliterators, Cairo cds below, redirected on arrival to Richmond with 1858 1d. red; some faults to envelope but still a good example of the B01 cancel used at Cairo.
(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.
(British Post Offices) 1873 (July 26) mourning outer letter sheet to Cadiz franked Great Britain 1867 10d. red-brown in horizontal strip of three, CF-CH, paying a triple rate tied by two strikes of ‘C61’ obliterators in black, light Porto-Rico/ Paid cds in red, London Paid cds and oval PD, red crayon “4” on front, reverse with Madrid transit and Cadiz arrival cds (Aug 18). Rare and attractive. Ex H. Wood