(Southern & Niger Coast) 1903 (17 SE) registered cover to Switzerland bearing mixed franking of Niger Coast 1897-98 watermarked ½d. and 1d. together with Southern Nigeria 1901-02 ½d. and 1d. and 1903-04 ½d. and 2d. each tied by oval Registered Old Calabar date stamps. Niger Coast stamps were legitimately used during stamp shortages in Southern Nigeria from 1902 to 1907
1894 (Dec) Royal Niger Company printed linen-backed envelope to London showing fair strike of Akassa oval handstamp and bearing Great Britain 1883-84 2/6d. lilac, Jubilee 5d. and a 10d. pair, all placed upside down and cancelled with Paid Liverpool Br. Packet cds; the 5d. with small fault and some wear to envelope. A rare high value franking for an 11oz. Letter.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to England franked 'Oil Rivers' 2d. 'Jubilee', 1894 1d. and a diagonally bisect 1d. plus 2d. vertical bisect, paying the 4 1/2d. registered rate, tied Bonny square circle date stamps, small 'R' registration handstamp, Luton arrival backstamp; some light vertical filing creases otherwise fine and attractive.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to England franked 1892 2d., 1894 1d. blue and bisected 1d.and 2d., making correct total of 4 1/2d. tied Bonny square circle date stamps, small 'R' handstamp at left with manuscript number, Liverpool transit on face and Warrington backstamp. fine and attractive.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to Luton franked British Protectorate/ Oil Rivers 1892-94 Great Britain oveprinted Jubilee 2d. together with 1d. lilac, both diagonal bisects, plus 1894 1d. and 2d. tied by three square circle Bonny date stamps. A fine, rare double bisect cover.
1894 (SP 11) registered cover to Luton franked British Protectorate/ Oil Rivers 1892-94 Great Britain overprinted Jubilee 2d. vertical bisect together with normal, plus 1894 1d. and later 1d. orange vermilion diagonal bisect tied by four square circle Bonny date stamps. A fine, rare double, different issue bisect cover.
1894 2d. stationery registration envelope, size H2, to England franked Oil Rivers 2d. ‘Jubilee’ single and two horizontal starips of three together with Niger Coast 1894 1d tied Opobo River cds, Registered Liverpool transit at left, reverse with Stoke on Trent and Newcastle Staff duplex; rare unfolded H2 envelope.
1895 (23.AP.) registered cover to Twickenham, the franking including 1894 ‘ONE HALF PENNY’ on 2 ½d., tied Old Calabar square circles with fine example of short-lived large ‘R’ unframed hanstamp between stamps, oval Registered Old Calabar, Liverpool and London on face, arrival backstamp. Scarce surcharge stamp on cover.
1895 FRONT 2d postal stationery registration envelope, size H2 uprated to Lagos with 1/2d., 2 1/2d., 5d. and 1/- tied violet Brass square circles, Brass River cds at bottom left. Very rare, especially on this size stationery, but a front only.
1897 (30 Nov) registered cover to London franked Great Britain two pairs of 1d. lilac and Jubilee ½d. and 2d. tied by two violet framed BURUTU in sans-serif capitals, oval framed Registered Liverpool below stamps and arrival backstamp; fine cover ex Glassco.