Gold Coast 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 Asankare cds with a scarce Gold Coast Spitfires Fund 1d Blue Roulette patriotic label also tied, sent to Kumasi. Note: some soiling and toning but a rare example tied.
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.
c1941 envelope with “Damaged In Aircraft Fire” cachet in blue, cover endorsed ON ACTIVE SERVICE, and passed by Military Censor, under the India stamps the OETA cachet is visible (Occupied Enemy Territory Administration Ethiopia East African Campaign of WWII) so presumably originates from Ethiopia addressed to Political Administrator Accra Gold Coast.
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 very fine used 1857 1d Red Plate 27 (AD) MAJOR RE-ENTRY C10, tied by the 511 Market Harborough Numeral, LC Wmk, Perf 14, Alphabet III, as illustrated in the SG Specialised Volume 1.
An outer wrapper sent INLAND REGISTERED franked with an SG58 6d Embossed covering the registration fee and an SG19 2d Blue Plate 4 (IG) London to Macclesfield. A scarce 8d franking. Nice combination
A complete set of the 1843 1d Reds with London Numbers in Maltese Cross 1 to 12 fine strikes, stamps in mixed condition, and a few with faults but one 4 margin example, combined SG cat value £3045.00. Priced accordingly.
A Postcard sent Airmail franked with a King George 4d tied by a London 8th Oct 1932 sent on the First Flight London - Karachi - Madras with cachet dated 15th Oct and Madras on reverse dated 16th. Note: card creased down the right side, but clean and tidy.
An envelope franked with an SG8 B2 1854 1d Red Plate 165 (AB) not quite four margins, cut into along base and side of B square, in State II, tied by the SHREWSBURY 708 SPOON Duplex 15th July 1854, scarcer on this issue, as SG17 1d perfs were in use. Note: Some wrinkling and creasing to envelope and small part of stamp affected.
A 1d Brown Postal Stationery Advertising Card for Scott’s Code - The Ship Owners’ Telegraphic Code sent to Leghorn (Livorno) Italy, cancelled by a very fine 1886 FANCY GEOMETRIC SQUARED CIRCLE TYPE V Super Strike. Note: Bend in card left of stamp and hinge reinforced small split and small corner bend, but lovely strike of this attractive postmark.
SG2 1841 1d Black Plate 6 (GI) four margins - just clear across base, but does have a fault along top, placed Contrary to Regs lower left, tied by a fine strike of the Cornwall Black Lostwithiel Maltese Cross, sent to Wadebridge March 8th 1841, with towndated in blue to front. Note: Filing crease through top of stamp, but still very attractive.
A lettersheet wrapper franked with an 1853 SG55 1s Green and additional SG14 2d Blue (JC) tied by the 447 Leeds sent to Kingston Canada with a Handstruck 2 in red to front, endorsed ‘per British Mail Ship “Africa”’ sent via Liverpool, with the Liverpool green oval Landing station mark.
An envelope franked with an 1869 SG117 1s Plate 4 (TK) tied by the 560 Du[plex Newport Isle of Wight dated MY 16th sent to Barbados, West Indies, with arrival cds to front and back. Note: Small opening tear top middle been reinforced at back.
An attractive envelope front franked with an SG172 1d Lilac tied by an Irish Duplex of Blarney 1888 with a pair of cats Colour Hand Illustrated sent to London. Note: Painter is probably Emily Grant (nee Oliver) - front stuck to a piece of paper.
Registered cover New Zealand to Germany recovered from the SS TAHITI in 1930. Most salvaged mail was treated in America. This registered cover was treated in London with a cachet reading DAMAGED BY/SEA WATER and scarce thus. Comes with some private photos from an earlier voyage.
An envelope franked with King George V pair 1d and King Edward VIII ½d mixed franking, 3d tied by Little Gaddesden Berkhamsted dated 4th January 1937 sent Tin Can Mail to Niuafoou Isle Tonga - rare British Mail example.
A commercial British Bechuanaland 1895 1d Brown Stationery The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd card Uprated with 1⁄2d Vermilion, overprinted British Bechuanaland, sent via Bulawayo / Matabeleland transit. Nice commercial use of an uprated stationery card.
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.