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.
A lovely top left corner marginal block of twelve AA-BF 1872 SG43 1d Red Plate 163 with the Plate Number and full sheet deckle edge selvedge with current number 194, stamp unmounted (hinged in margin) full original gum, Ex Verus. Rare piece.
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.
An outer wrapper sent Inland Registered 11 JU 1860 with fine strike of the Liverpool Crown above Registered in red, franked with an SG45 2d Blue Plate 8 (MG) and an SG70 6d (note prefix fault) tied by the 466 duplex, sent to London, a nice 8d Franking.
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 VI 2½d tied by Newcastle dated 23rd Nov 1937 sent to Bilbao, Spain, intercepted and opened by Military Censors with violet cachet mark and seal. Note: Central Fold horizontally
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.
Queen Victoria An early small Printed Advertising Envelope sent from London 1842 franked with a three margin SG8 1d Red (QJ) tied by a Black Maltese Cross, nice STOCKEN London advert which also offers Penny Post Stamped Envelopes.
A reduced wrapper franked with a very fine used four margin SG8 1849 1d Red Plate 84 (IA) tied by the Irish 39 of Ballyconnell Diamond, with a Swanlinbar/Ballyconnell double line in blue sent to Drumsna with respective marks on back. Scarce.
An Air Mail envelope sent from Clapham to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, franked with a QEII 2½d Commemorative tied by fine Slogan ‘Long Live The Queen’ dated 8th June 1953, the Air Mail cancelled by sender and Post Office.
1872 entire sent from London franked with an SG172 1d Lilac tied by a London Duplex dated 23rd MY 1885 and also a Bath Duplex dated 26th over the top, sent to bath for a Major James Evans, but redirected to Cambridge and with a 1 manuscript to pay.
A very fine uncreased clean envelope sent by George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, signed lower left sent from Whitwell, Aug 16th 1834, to Lady Holland at Kensington, with a London FREE mark dated 18th but also a TP/RATE 2 boxed placed over the signature indicating to pay. On reverse a faint ‘Whitwell’ UDC - probably Isle of Wight. As a Minister he would...
POSTAGE DUE 1877 envelope franked with an SG43 1d Red Plate 205 tied by the 165 Carlisle sent to London and redirected to the Admiralty Whitehall with fine strike of the *1d* in a circle postage due instructional. Note: opening tear.
1873 envelope franked with an SG43 G1 1d Red Plate 137 (JH) tied by a Lincoln 458, with a “Above Hill LINCOLN” cds on reverse, sent to Worksop but Redirected Bridlington Quay 1d manuscript due, with Rotherham, Sheffield, Hull transits, and Worksop and Bridlington Quay arrivals.
1867 Printed Matter 1d Rate London to Ghent (Belgium) a Liverpool Cotton Brokers Ass. price list - folded deliberately to display print and nature of content and attract printed matter destination mail rate. very fine item - exhibition quality.
World War I King George V 1914 4d tied to an interesting and not unattractive Package sent to a soldier on active duty, redirected to Falmouth as unable to Trace, with violet Expedition Forces Army Post Office mark on back, full of character!
1859 wrapper franked with an SG40 1d Red (ND) fine used (with printing flaw D Square) tied by a fine strike of the LOCHWINNOCH Type III Scots Local in Black a tricky cancel on cover Rarity C and cv in 1984 £120.00. Note filing crease left of stamp.
An attractive envelope franked with an SG43 G1 1d Red tied by a Scottish 159 Glasgow, sent to Paisley, transit on back and first arrival towndated at Paisley has been cancelled out by a Paisley 277 Numeral and another placed below - most unusual and scarce.
SG8l 1851 1d Red Plate 124 (LG) three and a bit margins tied to a small envelope by a 520 Bath Matlock Numeral sent to Bakewell, and clearly showing the Lavender-Tinted paper variety, scarce on cover and so apparent. Note: Thicker Lavender-tinted paper known on plate 118-131 Alphabet I, Die I.
A wrapper sent from Dublin to Waterford MY 1st 1843 franked with a SG8 1d Red Plate 30 (BA) touching top and side, and filing crease through letter squares, tied by a fine strike of the Dublin Distinctive Maltese Cross. SG c£300.00 on cover.
A entire lettersheet wrapper franked with a four margin SG8 1d Red-brown (SL) Corner NW crease tied by a very fine black Maltese Cross sent from Belfast dated 14th Feb 1842 sent to Miss Stow, Ballymore, and with a charming Valentine love poem.
Postal Stationery Penny Pink Envelope, in fine order, cancelled by the distinctive Dublin Maltese Cross, with the 'Dublin break', dated 4th March 1844, on way to Maryborough, corresponding receiving town datestamp in blue on reverse.
GB Queen Victoria 1868 wrapper franked with an SG104 6d Lilac Plate 6 (EC) Wmk Spray, endorsed “Registered Letter”, stamp tied by a 466 Liverpool, with a cds ‘castle St Liverpool’ MR 3rd 68, and a double circle in red ‘Registered Liverpool’, transit ‘Registered London’ 4th in red, sent to London. Note: small opening tear top, and filing crease.
Queen Victoria 1842 reduced wrapper franked with a SG8 1d Red Plate 25 (DI) four margins, tied by the scarce and tricky Coventry Distinctive Maltese Cross, sent to the Audit office, London, AU 23 1842, SG c£2800.00 off cover. Note: Opening tear top middle and filing crease.
A four margin, fine used B2 1853 1d Red Plate 147 (AC) tied to an envelope by the 159 Glasgow Scots Numeral, sent to Paisley, with a fine strike of the Scots Local Type XX of New Kilpatrick which is in an unlisted deep green. Rarity F as a black cancel. Note: Horizontal filing crease at the base of the envelope.
6d Paid Inland Registered 1850 SG8 1d (MF) four margins margins, tied by the 242 Derby Numeral with very fine Derby CDS in green to front, manuscript 6 and Registered in red sent to Macclesfield dated AP 22 1850. Note there is a tear in the envelop from the flap through to the front which has been tastefully repaired.
A clean uncreased wrapper sent from London SP 5th endorsed 'per Palmtra' (The Cunard Line via Queenstown) franked with a 3d Rose Plate 5 Wing margin and an additional 1d Red SG43 Plate 130 (JI) Late Fee both tied by a London Duplex 102, sent to Hartford, arrival Boston SEP 20th.
An envelope franked with an SG172 1d Lilac tied by an Ealing circular dated MR 23 1901 sent to Freemantle, West Australia with a Tax mark, to front arrival 16th April on back flap. 1d being the Empire rate at the time, and possibly the envelope was overweight.
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine used four margins with the variety of ‘Reverse Top Border Shift (SPEC BS12a) and a guide dot L square, tied by a black Maltese Cross, sent to Lichfield, with towndated on reverse NO 21 1842. Standard cv on cover £120.00.
1937 Maritime Grimsby Ship Letter rectangular cancelling KGVI and KEVIII franking tied also by Grimsby Post early and with the scarce "Posted On Board The British RMS FRANCONIA on High Seas" cachet in violet.
An envelope franked with a Alphabet II SG8 1d Red (NI) tied by the London Inland, sent to Leeds, with a fine strike of the Railway Mail Guard handstamp mark “Gt Northern Railway” in red on reverse and London transit and Leeds arrival.
A "New Athenaeum Club" embossed flap envelope sent from London, locally, AU 16th 1881 franked unusually by a 1d Lilac Inland Revenue Fiscal, tied by the SW/39 Duplex. Note: Opening tear top North West corner, otherwise fine.
A mourning wrapper franked with a G1 1870 SG43 1d Red Plate 138 (KJ) with attractive *Manuscript Cancel* sent from Glenlochar to Laurieston, just a few miles away, so likely that it was not taken to the Post Office and so manuscript cancelled and taken directly.
Photo Postcard R-100 (Zeppelin type) Airship franked Canadian 5c tied by the Aerodrome St Hubert Airport Cachet, AUG 1st 1930 signed by Geo Faille, the Postmaster, with Montreal, Canada AUG 13 1930 cds, return flight back to UK, scarce and fine condition for age.
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.