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Guatemala 1879 (Dic 28) stampless official cover to Constantinople with printed ‘Correspondencia particular/ del/ Director General de Correos’ and on reverse the associated printed seal, octagonal date stamp bottom left and on transit at London with two 1873-80 1/- green, plate 14, GE and HH, tied ‘10’ numeral obliterators, reverse with London transit and fine British Post Office Constantinople index A cds of FE 5/ 80; a fine and most unusual cover.Guatemala 1879 (Dic 28) stampless official cover to Constantinople with printed ‘Correspondencia particular/ del/ Director General de Correos’ and on reverse the associated printed seal, octagonal date stamp bottom left and on transit at London with two 1873-80 1/- green, plate 14, GE and HH, tied ‘10’ numeral obliterators, reverse with London transit and fine British Post Office Constantinople index A cds of FE 5/ 80; a fine and most unusual cover.

Guatemala

Covers and stamps / British Levant / Constantinople / Great Britain / Guatemala

1879 (Dic 28) stampless official cover to Constantinople with printed ‘Correspondencia particular/ del/ Director General de Correos’ and on reverse the associated printed seal, octagonal date stamp bottom left and on transit at London with two 1873-80 1/- green, plate 14, GE and HH, tied ‘10’ numeral obliterators, reverse with London transit and fine British Post Office Constantinople index A cds of FE 5/ 80; a fine and most unusual cover.

£2475

CHINA (Incoming Mail) 1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse Hong Kong transit (JA 20) and SHANGHAE index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.

CHINA (Incoming Mail)

Covers and stamps / China / Hong Kong / Great Britain / Redirected mail / Returned mail

1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse 'Hong Kong' transit (JA 20) and 'SHANGHAE' index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.

£385

Great Britain 1881 (AU 31) entire to Pernau, Estonia, franked pair 2½d. and a ½d. cancelled hexagonal  L 3d London ‘80’ Late Fee duplex, reverse with a series of cyrillic transit and arrival cancels.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Estonia / Great Britain / Late Mail

1881 (AU 31) entire to Pernau, Estonia, franked pair 2½d. and a ½d. cancelled hexagonal L 3d London ‘80’ Late Fee duplex, reverse with a series of cyrillic transit and arrival cancels.

£195

Great Britain 1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.Great Britain 1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / China / Great Britain / Hong Kong / Singapore

1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.

£295

Great Britain 1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled Bristol 134 duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing Barbados Ship Letter, red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Barbados / Great Britain / Maritime / Redirected mail / Ship letters / Great Britain Ship Mail

1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled 'Bristol 134' duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing 'Barbados Ship Letter', red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175

£175

Hong Kong 1895 registered cover to Kings Lynn, Norfolk bearing single franking 30c. tied cds of uncertain index letter, circular framed registration to left, endorsed “Per French Mail”. Fine ‘Not to be found/ 48’S’ stepped handstamp and violet London cancel.

Hong Kong

Covers and stamps / Hong Kong / Great Britain / Registered mail / Instructional Handstamps

1895 registered cover to Kings Lynn, Norfolk bearing single franking 30c. tied cds of uncertain index letter, circular framed registration to left, endorsed “Per French Mail”. Fine ‘Not to be found/ 48’S’ stepped handstamp and violet London cancel.

£695

Great Britain 1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded  to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.Great Britain 1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded  to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / New Zealand / South Africa / Great Britain / Redirected mail / Instructional Handstamps

1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.

£55

Great Britain 1911 (28 OC) 1d. postal stationery card uprated and registered to Amani, German East Africa with KEVII  1½d. and KGV ½d. , showing at centre a fair strike of the arrival cancel. With long message.

Great Britain

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

1911 (28 OC) 1d. postal stationery card uprated and registered to Amani, German East Africa with KEVII 1½d. and KGV ½d. , showing at centre a fair strike of the arrival cancel. With long message.

£125

GREAT BRITAIN/EGYPT 1915 ppc to GLASGOW, unfranked and bearing violet oval cachet REST CAMP P.O./ON ACTIVE SERVICE/POST FREE/ABASSIA CAIRO.

GREAT BRITAIN/EGYPT

Covers and stamps / Egypt / Great Britain

1915 ppc to GLASGOW, unfranked and bearing violet oval cachet 'REST CAMP P.O./ON ACTIVE SERVICE/POST FREE/ABASSIA CAIRO'.

£55

Hong Kong 1937 incoming registered cover from Shipbourne, Kent bearing mixed Reign franking KGV and KEVIII, red manuscript”Unknown” and framed black handstamps RETOUR  and INCONNU/ NOT KNOWN, reverse with two Hong Kong cds and Shipbourne and Tonbridge cancels of outward journey only.Hong Kong 1937 incoming registered cover from Shipbourne, Kent bearing mixed Reign franking KGV and KEVIII, red manuscript”Unknown” and framed black handstamps RETOUR  and INCONNU/ NOT KNOWN, reverse with two Hong Kong cds and Shipbourne and Tonbridge cancels of outward journey only.

Hong Kong

Covers and stamps / Hong Kong / Great Britain / Returned mail / Instructional Handstamps / Kent

1937 incoming registered cover from Shipbourne, Kent bearing mixed Reign franking KGV and KEVIII, red manuscript”Unknown” and framed black handstamps RETOUR and INCONNU/ NOT KNOWN, reverse with two Hong Kong cds and Shipbourne and Tonbridge cancels of outward journey only.

£75

Great Britain : (Guernsey) 1861 (MY 9) envelope to a Lieutenant in 21st Regt, Penang, Straits of Malacca, bearing mixed franking 1854-57 1d. line engraved (3) and 1855-57 6d tied ‘324’ duplex, arrival cds and forwarded to Madras, India with a manuscript “1 as” charge and arrival cds.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Channel Islands / Great Britain / India / Malaya / Military

: (Guernsey) 1861 (MY 9) envelope to a Lieutenant in 21st Regt, Penang, Straits of Malacca, bearing mixed franking 1854-57 1d. line engraved (3) and 1855-57 6d tied ‘324’ duplex, arrival cds and forwarded to Madras, India with a manuscript “1 as” charge and arrival cds.

£395

Faroe Islands Circa 1880 small cover to Tveraae , franked GB 2½d. lilac-rose, plate 11, CA cancelled on arrival with single circle Thorshavn 3/6 date stamp with further strike on reverse; a very fine and rare cover, only a handful recorded. Nielsen Certificate.Faroe Islands Circa 1880 small cover to Tveraae , franked GB 2½d. lilac-rose, plate 11, CA cancelled on arrival with single circle Thorshavn 3/6 date stamp with further strike on reverse; a very fine and rare cover, only a handful recorded. Nielsen Certificate.

Faroe Islands

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Faroe Islands

Circa 1880 small cover to Tveraae , franked GB 2½d. lilac-rose, plate 11, CA cancelled on arrival with single circle Thorshavn 3/6 date stamp with further strike on reverse; a very fine and rare cover, only a handful recorded. Nielsen Certificate.

£1750

Great Britain GREAT BRITAIN:  1937 (11 SP) airmail cover to Yokohama, Japan franked KGV 4d. and to KEVIII 1d. tied Taunton Somerset cds and showing very fine example of the framed instructional handstamp TRANSMISSION BY AIR/ MAIL BEYOND LENINGRAD/ AND MOSCOW NOT REQUIRED, reverse with Berlin Zentralflughafen transit. Rare so fine.Great Britain GREAT BRITAIN:  1937 (11 SP) airmail cover to Yokohama, Japan franked KGV 4d. and to KEVIII 1d. tied Taunton Somerset cds and showing very fine example of the framed instructional handstamp TRANSMISSION BY AIR/ MAIL BEYOND LENINGRAD/ AND MOSCOW NOT REQUIRED, reverse with Berlin Zentralflughafen transit. Rare so fine.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Japan / Russia / Great Britain / Airmail / Instructional Handstamps

GREAT BRITAIN: 1937 (11 SP) airmail cover to Yokohama, Japan franked KGV 4d. and to KEVIII 1d. tied Taunton Somerset cds and showing very fine example of the framed instructional handstamp TRANSMISSION BY AIR/ MAIL BEYOND LENINGRAD/ AND MOSCOW NOT REQUIRED, reverse with Berlin Zentralflughafen transit. Rare so fine.

£695

New Zealand Incoming cover from London on DE 23/ 79 franked wing marginal 6d. gray, addressed to Dunedin and endorsed “Till called for”, arrival backstamp of 24 FE 80, UNCLAIMED straight-line handstamp and cds of same colour dated 9 JU and sent to Dead Letter Office at Wellington arriving JU 19 80. Some creasing at top affecting the stamp but still attractive.New Zealand Incoming cover from London on DE 23/ 79 franked wing marginal 6d. gray, addressed to Dunedin and endorsed “Till called for”, arrival backstamp of 24 FE 80, UNCLAIMED straight-line handstamp and cds of same colour dated 9 JU and sent to Dead Letter Office at Wellington arriving JU 19 80. Some creasing at top affecting the stamp but still attractive.

New Zealand

Covers and stamps / Tonga / German Colonies / New Zealand / Samoa / Great Britain / Instructional Handstamps

Incoming cover from London on DE 23/ 79 franked wing marginal 6d. gray, addressed to Dunedin and endorsed “Till called for”, arrival backstamp of 24 FE 80, UNCLAIMED straight-line handstamp and cds of same colour dated 9 JU and sent to Dead Letter Office at Wellington arriving JU 19 80. Some creasing at top affecting the stamp but still attractive.

£55