GB Queen Victoria wrapper franked with an 1842 1d Red Plate 20 (HE) four margins, very fine used, showing the TRL (not a re-entry) in the west margin, tied by a very fine Edinburgh Maltese Cross, sent to Falkirk, May 18 1842.
A small envelope franked with an SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 37 (TD) four margins, ust clear along the base, tied by a double strike of the Kings Lynn Maltese Cross with the towndated alongside NOV 21 1843 sent within Norfolk.
A printed Letterhead London Liverpool Falmouth Plymouth Southampton Glasgow & Dublin Steam packet Office franked with a four margin fne used SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 9 (QK) tied by a Black Maltese Cross sent from *BELFAST* to Downpatrick MR 24 1841. Scarce Irish Usage.
A Fancy Ladies Envelope with Embossed Borders franked with an 1855 C1 SG17 1d Red (SH) Sc Wmk, Perf 16, Die I, Alphabet II, tied by a very fine strike of the Liverpool 466 Spoon Duplex, dated FEB 9 1855, sent from Roby, Merseyside, with fine UDC to back.
Unpriced *DOUBLE PERFORATIONS* Top 1867 SG104 6d Lilac Plate 6 (AF) used abroad A25 Malta, listed under spec J75e - although it details that the vertical perfs will look rouletted and it is unpriced. Rare item.
A printed “Income tax Inhabited House Duties wrapper sent *Registered* AP 22nd 1886 franked with an SG191 3d Lilac tied by a “FARINGDON” (Berks) CDS sent to Hatford with a fine Stanford in the Vale cds on reverse 23rd. Note: Soiled but a scarce item.
An attractive wrapper franked with a fine used SG148 1s Green Plate 8 (GC) tied by the Liverpool 466 Duplex SEPT 19 1873 with fine oval *PAID/D*, sent to Rio de Janeiro, with a super arrival on back 16 OCT.
Queen Victoria An envelope franked with an SG2 1840 1d Black (AF) three margins, tied by Daniel O’Connell (signed lower left) Belfast 19th Jan 1841 to Leicester with Gold wafer seal with Crest. Note: Soiled and creased - unusual burnt holes. O’Connell know as *The Liberator*.
Queen Victoria 1840 SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 6 (CB) not four margins, but tied by a fine black Maltese Cross, and with a decent strike of the *Piercebridge Penny Post* sent to Hartlepool, with Stockton and Darlington towndated circulars on back sent May 9th 1841.
An outer wrapper franked with a very fine used large four margin SG3 1840 1d Black Plate 2 (JF) placed unusually lower and twisted, tied by a very fine Black Maltese Cross, with solid center, from Salisbury May 26th 1841 with Receiving Hse Number 10 sent to bath arrival 27th
An ME1 1840 1d Black Mulready wrapper sent from Ryde, Isle of Wight (Hamps) cancelled by fine Red Maltese Cross, with Ryde Towndated to front JU 25th sent to Ireland, with London Transit 26th, and Dublin arrival 27th.
An envelope franked with an SG146 6d Grey Plate 13 and two single SG43 G1 1d reds Plate 137 tied by the B02 Suez, Gb Used Abroad, with Suez CDS FE 3rd 1875, sent to London arrival 5th. Note: Opening tear top around first red.
World War II An envelope sent Airmail franked with 1940 King George VI 1s and 3d values tied by Kingston on Thames Surrey sent to Thomas Cooks, Haifa, Palestine, redirected to Baghdad, and then returned to Surbiton. Interesting cover.
An envelope franked with a vertical pair of SG142 2½d Blue Plate 20 (AL-BL) AL NW corner rounded, a 5d franking, tied by a fine strike of the '158' Duplex Cambridge dated FE 4 1881 sent to India, with a single circle SEA POST OFFICE dated 10th Feb on reverse. SG cv £180. as x2 singles on cover.
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.
A mourning envelope franked with a very fine SG43 1d red plate 206 (TJ) tied by a very fine strike of the Railway cancel 'GLASGOW-CARLISLE SORTING TENDER *159* Duplex dated NO 20th 1877 1d Plate 206 not an easy plate on cover.
An entire sent from Rye franked with an Sg2 1d Black Plate 6 (DL) cut into in places but tied by a very fine black Maltese Cross sent to London and then redirected to Windmill Holl Nr Battle, with two London paid marks. An interesting cover.
A wrapper franked with a very fine huge four margin SG8 B1 1845 1d red Plate 59 (LC) with seven adjacent samps visible, tied by Scottish, with very fine strike of the STRATHDON straightline in blue on the reverse, sent to Aberdeen.
Queen Victoria SG3 1840 1d Black Plate 10 (MA-MB) cut into top, scarce Horizontal Pair tied to an entire by Black Maltese Crosses, sent from St Johns Worcester to Scotland. Rare SG3 plate X pair on cover.