An envelope sent from Berwick to Edinburgh addressed to “Royal College of Surgeons” franked with a four margin fine used SG8 1d Red Plate 36 (RK) tied by a Berwick Maltese Cross, the back having a pink Wafer Seal "A head to earn and a heart to spend." Note: filing crease along base, tape stain to torn flap - unsightly, but a scarce cover with much appeal.
SG17 1855 1d Red Strip of Three Plate 166 (LD-LF) tied to an envelope sent from the Black Sea CRIMEA WAR, on route to Scottish Highlands (Strontian) cancelled by two strikes of the scarce Crimea Crown & Two Stars. dated Dec 28 1855 arrival 9h in Glasgow and 11th Strontian. Very Scarce cover.
KGV First Aerial UK Post 1911 Red-brown illustrated Postcard sent by Wareham Smith, Associated Newspapers Ltd/Daily Mail and signed by him. Wareham is the founder of the ‘Ideal Home Exhibition’. Card sent 9th Sept bearing KGV ½d tied by die 1 London, corner crease, otherwise fine and scarce
An envelope franked with a Postal Stationery Penny pink (blued Paper) cut-out as Postage and tied by a fine strike of the Balndford 87 Duplex OC 6th 1869 with a fine small CDS IWERNE MINSTER on reverse, sent to Bath, with Salisbury transit OC 7th and Bath arrival. Fine item.
1854 envelope sent from Reading to Stonehouse franked with an SG17 1d Red Plate 176 (TC) which has an Inverted Watermark Small Crown, tied by the Reading Biscuit Spoon 635 Duplex dated OC 9th 1854 with arrival and transit on reverse dated 10th. Tricky to locate very fine examples on cover.
An envelope franked with two single C8A SG37 1856 (Nov) 1d Reds Plate 42 (OB) (OC) has fault prefix north west, tied by Nottingham Sideways Duplex, Scarce Printing, spec White Paper, Die II, Alphabet III, LC Wmk Type I, Perf 14, SG cat £375.00 single off cover.
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine used four margins with the variety of ‘Reverse Top Border Shift (SPEC BS12a) and a guide dot L square, tied by a black Maltese Cross, sent to Lichfield, with towndated on reverse NO 21 1842. Standard cv on cover £120.00.