Great Britain Queen Victoria Stamped To Order Postal Stationery Envelope ESC2 1865 1d Pink and 6d Purple embossed with rare "TO BE TRANSFERRED" handstamp used on Spoiled Stationery, where the printing was imperfect or contrary to regs.
Queen Victoria On His Majesty’s Service Geological Survey and Museum printed envelope franked with an SGO34 1904 5d Dull Purple & Blue overprinted O.W. OFFICIAL tied by London SW Squared Circle OC 14 1904. Sadly the overprint is a forgery, but a clever forgery. Envelope has vertical crease, but a rare example of a forgery on a cover.
Postcode franked with a ½d Green tied by a Manchester double circle, dated MY 27 1900 with fine strike of the “Contrary To Regulations” manuscript “Ribbon attached” and 1d, with Inspectors mark triangle in blue 498, sent to Kirkcaldy, a lovely Patriotic Ribbon, with vignette of Lieut. General G White. Some creasing but unusual and attractive.
Boer War Envelope sent from London November 7th 1900 franked with an SG172 1d Lilac tied by Squared Circle sent to Kimberley South Africa, to a captain Metcalfe, Royal Artillery, redirected to Orange River, and Cape Town , and Claremont then returned to London, and eventually to Ascot Heath, with Ascot CDS on reverse.
A Lone Star Film Corp envelope sent from Los Angeles Feb 21 1917, to London with “Damaged By Immersion in Sea Water” in violet and London Paid (?) Salvaged Mail from the SS Norwegian - sunk off the coast of Cork by Germany Mine during World War I - nice Salvaged Mail cover.
1932 envelope sent Airmail to South Africa franked with King george V 1s tied by London FS Airmail double circle dated 2 NO 1932 and handstamp in purple “UNAVOIDABLY DELAYED IN TRANSIT” sent to Johannesburg.
1915 Christmas Card envelope to Soldier of 7th battalion Manchester Reg Mediterranean Expeditionary Force sadly Killed in Action before receiving it during World war I 1915 Christmas, returned undelivered but with manuscript Killed 7/12/15. Attractive Christmas card.
Wreck cover from the "S.S. Heimdalls" with official Swedish printed label affixed on reverse tied by Stockholm 13 Sept 1929 CDS. The steamer ran aground and sank near Vaxholm on 8 Sept. The passengers and crew were rescued, the ship was floated and moved to Stockholm.
An entire headed up Carlisle franked with the rare SG3 1841 1d Grey-Black Plate 11 (SE) three and a bit margins, this position showing the constant variety Roller Flaw North East Corner (Spec AS72c) tied by a very fine Carlisle Maltese Cross, sent to Wigton 19th March 1841, very rare penny black issue especially on cover SG c£16,000.00. Note Horizontal...
Queen Victoria: A entire clean and uncreased, franked with an SG8 1841 1d Red Plate 13 (EE) close to touching base, tied by a distinctive Cowbridge Maltese Cross, to Usk with the towndated to front, August 1841. Scarce Plate. SG c£320.00 on cover.
Queen Victoria: An envelope franked with an SG40 1d Red tied by a London Inland sent 25th Dec 1858 Christmas Day Posting sent to East Dereham with arrival 26th Dec Boxing Day Dereham (Norfolk). An attractive cover.
Queen Victoria: A entire franked with an SG8 1841 1d Red Plate 14 (QI) cut into, Double Letter I, tied attractively by a very fine Bridgewater Maltese Cross, with the towndated alongside sent to Taunton, JU 25th 1841, note filing crease lower half.
Queen Victoria An entire sent REGISTERED No 12th 1878 franked with a Wing Margin fine used SG143 3d Rose Plate 19 tied by a fine strike of a **DUMB Cancel** sent to Kirby Lonsdale. 3d paid in stamps, and 4d paid cash (manuscript 4 in blue). Note: Dumb cancel probably applied 13th at Sorting Office Night Shift. Unusual.
Queen Victoria Transitional Issues 1857 C9 Horizontal Pair 1d Reds Plate 45 (TD-TE) tied to an envelope by the Watton (Norfolk) 794, Spec Yellowish Cream Paper, Perf 14, LC Wmk, Die II, Alphabet III, SG c£400.00 for a single off cover. Note: Slight rub to pair. Scarce cover.
An embossed flap Advertising envelope for Charles Rice & Co Naturalists (Taxidermist - Premier Naturalists of their day) London franked with a vertical strip of four SG43 1d reds Plate 81 tied by London Duplex 4d Rate to Paris.
On Her Majesty’s Service Post Office Birmingham envelope (used privately - see contents) franked with SG188 1½d Lilac and SG172 1d Lilac tied by the Birmingham Squared Circle sent to Larnaca Cyprus, with arrival to back. Interesting use.
GB USED ABROAD Envelope (flap missing) franked with a Jubilee 1897 SG201 2½d tied by the double circle dated 6th January 1897, sent to Derby, with "Pleine Mer' (High Seas - Ship Mail), with Alexandria transit on reverse, and Derby duplex when forwarded to Scarborough, no charge.
Album page written up with envelope franked with an SG8 1d red Plate 47 (SH) with clipped corners - apparently a secret love message from an admirer - tied by the Poulton Undated Circlesent to Cheddar AU 21st 1845, with faint farrington Gurney UDC and Wells marks on reverse.
1911 FIRST OFFICIAL U.K. AERIAL POST/WINDSOR POST CARD IN OLIVE-GREEN WINDSOR sent locally. Franked with with KGV ½d Downey cancelled by fine strike FIRST UNITED KINGDOM/AERIAL POST WINDSOR date stamp SP 16 1911 die 2.
GB USED ABROAD 1881 envelope franked with a fine used SG157 2½d Blue Plate 21 (GE) tied by fine strike of the Constantinople ‘C’, sent to London, with a fine strike of the Misdirected North West Area ‘MNWA’ circle, British PO Constantinople in red and London Paid mark.
Queen Victoria: An envelope franked with an SG8 1851 1d Red (OI) three margins, tied by London Inland, with manuscript 2d Postage Due with a fine strike of the Instructional “MORE TO PAY” circular sent to Witney.
Queen Victoria envelope franked with an SG8 1853 B2 1d Reds Plate 160 (SJ) just touching north west but fine example tied by London Inland and an additional B2 1d red Plate 160 (SL) Late Fee, not quite four margins but again fine appearance, sent to Devon. Clean cover, early Late fee.
Queen Victoria wrapper franked with an SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 38 (PE) not four margins, but tied by a very fine LONDON NUMBER 6 Maltese Cross. Nice strike. SG c£450.00. Note: filing crease vertically to the left side.
1893 Illustrated Postal Stationery Postcard cancelled by the scarce GARDENING AND FORESTRY EXHIBITION Earls Court Eddystone Lighthouse Special Event Postmark, used locally some scuffs on back and G penned in, but rare card and postmark c£400.00 priced to reflect condition of reverse of card.
Great Britain Queen Victoria envelope franked with a fine used SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 6 (CG) four margins, tied by fine Red Maltese Cross, addressed to James Wilson, Anti Corn Law Activist and Founder of The Economist Magazine, in London.
Great Britain Queen Victoria A mourning envelope franked with a three margin SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 35 (MG) tied by a fine strike of the LONDON NUMBER 12 Maltese Cross, sent to Scotland. A scarce Cross SG c£1100.00 on cover.
Great Britain Queen Victoria a reduced wrapper franked with a fine used four margin SG2 1840 1d Black Plate 3 (KB) tied by a Red Maltese Cross, with the St Neots Towndated alongside DE 11 sent to London.
Great Britain Queen Victoria A South Hants Banking Company wrapper, headed up Portsea franked with a very fine used SG1 1840 1d Black Plate 7 (KB) four margins, part of JB above, tied by a very fine red Maltese Cross, Portsmouth Towndated DE 13 sent to Newport, Isle of Wight.
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.
A wrapper franked with a fine used, scarce SG98 1867 9d Straw Plate 4 (LB), Wmk Emblems, tied by a London 48 sent to Paris. Scarce plate c£1150.00 on cover. Comes with a David Brandon cert dated 1999.
GB Queen Victoria 1855 outer wrapper franked with an SG55 1/ Green tied by fine strike of the Liverpool 466 Spoon Duplex dated NO 9th 1855, Code x9, sent to New York, endorsed via Canada. A fine cover - Sg c£1350.00.
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.
GB Queen Victoria Postal Stationery Envelope 1d Pink Embossed uprated with Jubilee SG197 ½d Vermillion and SG172 1d Lilac sent from Bristol, cancelled by the 134 Bristol dated DE 29th 1893 to Bengal, India, with Sea Post Office cds JA 9th 1894 sent arrival mark JA 18th.
An attractive envelope franked with a SG19 2d Blue Plate 4 (JA) tied by the 930 York Numeral, with an SG58 6d Mauve Embossed paying the 6d Registration Fee, also tied by the 930, with a very fine strike of the scarce “Registered / York.” with a Manuscript ‘6’, sent to OC 24th to Macclesfield.