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.
Late Fee Registered 1909 King Edward VII 1s Green & Red and 2d and 2½d tied to a printed stationery envelope Swiss Bankverein, sent to Paris, with "Late Fee paid" cachet and boxed Late Fee, some wrinkles and creasing around edges and soiling, but scarce.
1911 First UK Aerial Post ‘HMV GRAMOPHONE ADVERTISING POSTCARD’ franked with KGV ½ d Green tied by First day 9th Sept 1911 London 2 die, sent to Leith, typed address, small tear top right, and some soiling, but a very rare. Hardly seen.
Nigeria 1938-51 KGVI SG49 to SG59 Mounted Mint set with the colour changes and some of the different perf combs. Note: The 2nd 5/ (on first on third row) has a corner perf clipped), and the 1/ on bottom row is creased.
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.
WWII 1940 India 1a Stationery envelope uprated with KGVI 13a’s sent from Lonavla to Thomas Cook Forwarding agent Indiawhich has then been directed to Alresford, Hants. Interesting cover. Thomas Cook known to be used for Undercover addresses during WWII.
An envelope franked with an SG117 Plate 4 tied by an 1868 Derry 172 Irish duplex SE 6th, sent to Captain Cochrane on *HMS Peterel* to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa via London and Devonport Packet Mark to reverse. Note: Some damage to the envelope and parts missing.
Gold Coast A small envelope with a fine strike of the scarce Gold Coast "TOO LATE" mark in black sent 28 Feb 1952 King George VI 4d front and x2 1/2d reverse, Opon Valley Registered sent to Kumasi nice 5d Franking with Too Late mark. Note: Soiled in parts.
Gold Coast A large commercial envelope with very fine strike of a scarce "MISSENT" mark with the Registered oval of Tamale alongside 1955 Accra Registered Airmail to Kumasi cachet of Prisons Department. Scarce cover.
Gold Coast 1941 (15th SEPT) "Gold Coast Colony embossed flap addressed to Oxford bearing 1 1/2d cancelled by Kumasi / GOLD COAST cds with black on buff GOLD COAST/OPENED BY Censor label, red PASSED BY CENSOR/7/GOLD COAST...
Gold Registered Cape Coast to Accra a printed stationery envelope The Girl Guides Association 25 June 1943 endorsed OHMS with the Colony Secretary cachet signed and sent to Lady Burns. Philatelic no doubt but a nice item.
An envelope sent from Gold Coast 1882 franked with very fine Queen Victoria SG7 4d Magenta tied by attractive "DIXCOVE" red cds May 18th sent to Wood Green College Wood Green London. Note: Central vertical filing crease and wrinkling, with soiling and small opening tear top
Gold Coast envelope franked with King George VI 1/2d tied Kumasi cds with a scarce Gold Coast Spitfires Fund 1d Green Roulette patriotic label also tied, with Passed By Censor 8 Gold Coast sent to Oxford. Note: some damage along top, as expected. Rare example tied.
The World's First Copper Twopenny Coin and Stamp - includes a Four margin SG4 2d Blue Plate 1 very fine, clean crisp Maltese Cross, and clean back, and a fine Copper coin from 1797 - produced in 2001 Limited Edition (just 200) #104, Worlds First twopenny Coin & 1840 Stamp.
A reduced / part wrapper franked with an SG7 1841 1d Red Black Plate 9 (OF) three and a bit margins tied by a distinctive filled Dalry (Garnock Valley in Ayrshire, Scotland.) RED MALTESE CROSS rare SG cat value on cover c£38k, comes with a 1971 RPSL Certificate. Note: Faint horizontal fold through top half of stamp.
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.
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.
GB Queen Victoria Wrapper franked with a Strip of Four 1862 SG40 1d Reds with unusual Manuscript Cancel, tied by an Inspectors ‘D’ mark, and French transit, with TOO LATE G.P.O. single circle, sent to Milan, Italy. Unusual 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.