(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.
(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
(Advertising Stationery) Late 1870s 1/2d.brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Fancy Stained Wood & Veneered’ in Bethnal Green, London, used to Lubeck with uprating stamp carefully removed; unusual overseas usage.
(British Military Concession Cover) 1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.
(British Occupation – Incoming Mail) 1794 (4th Sept) entire from London addressed to Lord Sinclair, 15th Regiment bearing two-line TOOTING/3 handstamp and “Paid 1d” London Penny Post, total postage of “2/-“ (a double rate for London to Martinique via Falmouth). The letter concerns application for Leave for Lord Sinclair’s Regiment suggesting he apply to Charles Grey, the officer commanding the expedition that had captured Martinique. Fine and rare.
(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.
(Crimean War) 1855 (JA 22) stamped envelope to Regents Park, London franked 1854-57 Wmk Small Crown, perf 16 1d. pair on blued paper, OG-OH and single HH cancelled by two *(crown)* barred cancels, reverse with greenish POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds and arrival cds; good sound example. Z2 unpriced in S.G., Ex Alan Brown
(Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.
(Hand Painted Envelopes) 1910-12 group of five from the Daisy Theakston correspondence, addressed to Manor Park, Essex with illustrations of lighthouse, ship at sea, forest scene, sailing barge and rough sea. Envelopes with faults from mounting.