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Australia  (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.Australia  (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.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Great Britain / Redirected mail / Transatlantic Mail / Combination covers

(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.

£115

Great Britain  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.Great Britain  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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Proofs

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.

£1950

Great Britain (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 cancelsGreat Britain (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

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Nigeria / Airmail

(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

£695

Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) 1873 Half Penny pink card with printed red and black advert on reverse for GRANT’S MORELLA CHERRY BRANDY, used from Maidstone to Strand; some slight toning, early item.   Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) 1873 Half Penny pink card with printed red and black advert on reverse for GRANT’S MORELLA CHERRY BRANDY, used from Maidstone to Strand; some slight toning, early item.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Alchohol / Advertising stationery

(Advertising Stationery) 1873 Half Penny pink card with printed red and black advert on reverse for GRANT’S MORELLA CHERRY BRANDY, used from Maidstone to Strand; some slight toning, early item.

£55

Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) 1878 1/2d.brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Andersons & Thorburn/ Woollen Manufacturers’ in Manchester, fine used from Manchester to Derby.Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) 1878 1/2d.brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Andersons & Thorburn/ Woollen Manufacturers’ in Manchester, fine used from Manchester to Derby.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Advertising stationery

(Advertising Stationery) 1878 1/2d.brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Andersons & Thorburn/ Woollen Manufacturers’ in Manchester, fine used from Manchester to Derby.

£75

Great Britain (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.Great Britain (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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Advertising stationery

(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.

£55

Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) Late 1870s ½d. brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Zinc Clip-Label for Flower Pots’; fine unused.Great Britain (Advertising Stationery) Late 1870s ½d. brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Zinc Clip-Label for Flower Pots’; fine unused.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Advertising stationery

(Advertising Stationery) Late 1870s ½d. brown postal stationery card with fine illustrated advertisement for ‘Zinc Clip-Label for Flower Pots’; fine unused.

£75

Germany (British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.Germany (British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany / Great Britain / Military

(British Army Post Office) 1923 (23 AP) registered airmail cover to Glasgow granked KGV ½d. and 6d. tied Army Post Office S. 40 datestamps, further strike repeated on reverse together with violet oval British Rhine M.L./ Patrol Flotilla, Registered London transit; scarce cover but ½d. stamp damaged.

£75

Great Britain (British Empire Exhibition) 1924 (31 Oct) airmail cover to Danzig franked with 1d. and 1924 Exhibition 1 1/2d. (3) tied by Exhibition cancels, reverse with Berlin transit and red airmail cachet; good condition.Great Britain (British Empire Exhibition) 1924 (31 Oct) airmail cover to Danzig franked with 1d. and 1924 Exhibition 1 1/2d. (3) tied by Exhibition cancels, reverse with Berlin transit and red airmail cachet; good condition.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Airmail / Exhibitions

(British Empire Exhibition) 1924 (31 Oct) airmail cover to Danzig franked with 1d. and 1924 Exhibition 1 1/2d. (3) tied by Exhibition cancels, reverse with Berlin transit and red airmail cachet; good condition.

£75

Portugal (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.Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Portugal / Military / Slavery

(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.

£1175

Martinique (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.Martinique (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.

Martinique

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Martinique / Napoleonic

(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.

£1175

Great Britain (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 Great Britain (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

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Military

(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

£675

Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancelsGreat Britain (Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancels

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Military

(Crimean War) 1855 envelope to England, endorsed “Via Marseilles/ From the Black Sea Fleet” with manuscript “3” rating, reverse with British Army Post Office cds (used in Constantinople) and English transit and arrival cancels

£165

Great Britain (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.Great Britain (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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Great Britain / Military

(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.

£175

German Colonies (East Africa) 1906 incoming uprated Great Britain King Edward VII ½d. postal stationery envelope from Manchester to German Post Office at Mahenge, with Dar-es-Salaam transit of 29/5 and arrival of 29/6.German Colonies (East Africa) 1906 incoming uprated Great Britain King Edward VII ½d. postal stationery envelope from Manchester to German Post Office at Mahenge, with Dar-es-Salaam transit of 29/5 and arrival of 29/6.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / German East Africa / Great Britain / Postal Stationery

(East Africa) 1906 incoming uprated Great Britain King Edward VII ½d. postal stationery envelope from Manchester to German Post Office at Mahenge, with Dar-es-Salaam transit of 29/5 and arrival of 29/6.

£145

Great Britain (Guernsey) 1865 SP 25) entire to St Malo franked 1865-73 4d. vertical pair, CI-CI, plate 7 tied two ‘324’ barred numerals and a Guernsey cds, circular framed PD at left and red arrival below stamps of 28th. Roumet Certificate.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Channel Islands / Great Britain

(Guernsey) 1865 SP 25) entire to St Malo franked 1865-73 4d. vertical pair, CI-CI, plate 7 tied two ‘324’ barred numerals and a Guernsey cds, circular framed PD at left and red arrival below stamps of 28th. Roumet Certificate.

£95

Great Britain (Guernsey) 1871 (AU 3) entire to St. Malo franked 1867-80 9d straw, AJ, plate 4 tied by ‘324’ Guernsey duplex, at base two circular-framed PD and a red arrival, reverse with further PD and Jersey transit of AU 4.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Channel Islands / Great Britain

(Guernsey) 1871 (AU 3) entire to St. Malo franked 1867-80 9d straw, AJ, plate 4 tied by ‘324’ Guernsey duplex, at base two circular-framed PD and a red arrival, reverse with further PD and Jersey transit of AU 4.

£175

German States (Hamburg) 1822 (15 Oct) entire (with two messages, earlier dated 3/8) to Porto, Portugal  bearing a fine example of the rare cursive framed Hamburg Paid, routed via London transit backstamps, obverse with Lisboa transit and manuscript accountancy. Only a few of these handstamps recorded.

German States

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / German States

(Hamburg) 1822 (15 Oct) entire (with two messages, earlier dated 3/8) to Porto, Portugal bearing a fine example of the rare cursive framed Hamburg Paid, routed via London transit backstamps, obverse with Lisboa transit and manuscript accountancy. Only a few of these handstamps recorded.

£685

Great Britain (Hand Painted Envelope)  1907 (SP 14) ‘Lingerman’ envelope from Paddington to Malvern, redirected on arrival with cds on front, showing scene of a coastal town with Windmill, initialled by artist. Franked on reverse pair ½d. tied cds.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Illustrated

(Hand Painted Envelope) 1907 (SP 14) ‘Lingerman’ envelope from Paddington to Malvern, redirected on arrival with cds on front, showing scene of a coastal town with Windmill, initialled by artist. Franked on reverse pair ½d. tied cds.

£375

Great Britain (Hand Painted Envelope)  1907 (SP 9) ‘Lingeman’ envelope from Paddington to Malvern, showing scene of a fishing vessel, initialled by artist. Franked on reverse 1d. tied machine cancel.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Illustrated

(Hand Painted Envelope) 1907 (SP 9) ‘Lingeman’ envelope from Paddington to Malvern, showing scene of a fishing vessel, initialled by artist. Franked on reverse 1d. tied machine cancel.

£375