A reduced wrapper franked with an 1841 SG7 1d Red Black Plate 1b (QA) tied by black Maltese Cross, cut into top, showing the constant variety Double Letter ‘Q’, with a fine strike of the *PAID / 1d EXTRA* in red alongside. Useful cover. QA is c£400.00 off cover.
A Penny Pink 1d envelope sent from Greenock cancelled by a very fine distinctive *GREENOCK Maltese Cross* dated March 1842 sent to a passenger on the Mary Bannatyne Passenger Ship at Deal, with the endorsement on reverse to return if ship has sailed, and the manuscript instructional front saying the ship had ‘sailed’.
A lettersheet wrapper headed up Prescot franked with 1840 SG2 1d Black Plate 2 (QJ) four margins, tied by a Brown Maltese Cross, with Prescot Towndated, also in Brown with date slug error to front dated JY 16 180. Vertical filing crease centrally, very rare cover. C£9.5k.
A lettersheet wrapper headed up Ruthin franked with 1840 SG2 1d Blacks Plate 1b (NL) and (OK) both four margins, tied by a Red Maltese Cross, *Double Rate*cover sent to Manchester, with *Ruthin* towndated in red on back dated DEC 1st 1840.
A small envelope franked with two 1880 SG142 2½d Blues Plate 19 tied by the Edinburgh Dotted Circle 131 Duplex - scarce on this issue - sent to Bombay, DEC 22nd, Sea Post Office mark 30th Dec. Backflap with Muirhouse, Davidsons Main N.B., and inside letter with headed letterhead.
Queen Victoria 1872 envelope franked with x3 SG43 1d Reds Plate 124 (one has corner clipped) tied by London WC/2 with a fine strike of an Instructional ERASURE mark cancelling the PD mark, and a good strike of “INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED” sent to Paris.
Queen Victoria Small Wrapper franked with an SG3 1840 1d Black Plate 2 (JA) four margins, Constant Variety Line in A square tied by very fine Red / orange Maltese Cross with *SPILSBY* (Lincolnshire) UDC on reverse. Attractive cover dated inside 8th July 1840.Filing fold lower part of wrapper.
Queen Victoria Ireland: Wrapper franked with SG1 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 2 (ME) four margins, tied by a very fine Dery Maltese Cross, Very Fine Used example. Note: vertical filing crease to the left side of wrapper.
1840 SG3 1d Grey-black Plate XI (BC) three margins, RE-ENTRY position (one of only 5 units) cancelled by a fine Black Maltese Cross, showing the marks illustrated in the SG Specialised Volume 1 page 71. SG c£5750.00.
GB Postal History: A scarce RE-DIRECTED wrapper sent Double Rate franked with a horizontal pair SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 2 (HJ-HK) tied by a red Maltese Cross of Glasgow, sent to Leamington Spa but redirected to Congleton, and charged 2d the Double Rate for redirection. Scarce use.
GB Postal History: A lettersheet wrapper franked with a very fine used four margin SG2 1841 1d Black Plate XI (AI) tied by a very fine black Maltese Cross from Torquay, sent to Manchester, very rare on cover and SG cv C£16k.
GB Postal History: A small envelope franked with a four margin SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 2 (BF) tied by multiple strikes of a red Maltese Cross, sent 7th May - 2nd day of Use - from London. Rare and come with a BPA Certificate dated 1955. SG cat £20k.
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.
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.
1877 Private Envelope signed lower left sent by Montagu Corry, 1st Baron Rowton, addressed to The Right Honorable The Earl of Beaconsfield - which is a title given to Benjamin Disraeli. Baron Rowton served as Benjamin Disraeli's private secretary from 1866 until the latter's death in 1881. Sent to 2 Whitehall Gardens S.W the residence of Disraeli between...
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.