An envelope sent Post Office Express Delivery franked with an attractively placed (contrary to regs) SG205 4d Green and Purple Brown Jubilee tied by very fine cds Dewsbury Mar 22 1897 sent to Leeds.
An envelope with contents sent from Balsall Common, to Henley sent Dec 24th 1851 franked by an SG8 1d red (RK) tied by the tricky English Numeral 79 of Knowle, with fine straightline on reverse, Birmingham dated 25th Dec 1851, and Henley-in-Arden arrival to front 26th Dec 1851, nice item with content, the 79 is SG cat £40.00.
An envelope franked with a pair of King george V Half pence greens tied by South Nutfield cds dated 1 FEB 1916 sent to British Field Forces Salonica (Greece), with various FPO transits and a very fine UNABLE TO TRACE/ A.P.O.X. in violet on reverse.
An entire sent from Elgin to Wick franked with a fine used four margin SG8 1d Red Plate 64 (BB) which has a prominent horizontal line through PO(STAGE), tied by a fine strike of the 133 Scottish Numeral of Elgin, sent JA 14th 1848, arrived 16th.
A four margin, very fine used B1 1851 1d Red Plate 98 (EI tied to a clean uncreased envelope by the 151 Fushiebridge Scots Numeral, sent to Edinburgh, with a superb strike of the udc of HERIOT in blue, on the back, and Edinburgh arrival.
An 1856 horizontal pair 1d Red-browns Plate 22 (II-IJ) LC, Perf 14, Die II, Alphabet III, tied to a small piece by a ‘single’ strike of the Madeleine Smith 159 Glasgow, dated JN 11 1856, lovely example of this very tricky plate/spec. SG c£1400.00
A very fine four margin SG8 B1 1849 1d Red Plate 90 (ML) with the heavy outer frames, from the retouching ofthe frame lines, cancelled by a very fine Irish Diamond 214 of Enniskillen. Scarce so fine and used in Ireland.
A lettersheet franked with a very fine used four margin SG8 1d Red Plate 62 (NK) four margins and tied by a fine strike of the 88 Bishops Waltham sent to Winchester, with fine towndated on reverse for both towns.
An envelope franked unusually by x4 SG172 1d Lilacs and an SG197 ½d Vermilion folded over the top of the envelope onto the reverse, tied by cds Newton heath sent to Denmark, with Manchester Registered oval and arrivals on back.
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.
An envelope (vertical central filing crease) franked with an SG43 1d Red Plate 78 (OL) tied by the Scottish Numeral 59 of Broadford, Isle of Skye, sent to Perth, with a towndated Broadford on back dated JY 15 1867, and ISLE ORNSAY dated same. Rare cover.
An envelope franked with an SG40 1d Red (prefix tear) tied Scottish 130 of Ecclefechan, with manuscript “Missent to.” against the cut down framed “NEWCASTLE” for ‘NEWCASTLETON’ Scots Local, the stamp then re-cancelled by a Scottish 66 of Canonbie, with a CHAPELKNOWE on the reverse. Interesting and scarce item, full of character.
A wrapper franked with a very fine used SG8 1d red Plate 62 (GA) large four margins, part marginal inscription, fixed to the left and tied by the 43 Scottish of Bervie, sent to Stonehaven, with Bervie dated MY 31 1846, and Stonehaven.
An envelope franked with an SG8 1d Red (HL) cut into and crease across, tied by the Scottish Numeral 74 of Coldstream, with very fine SPROUSTON udc, Coldstream towndated NO 7 1849, and Hawick arrival 8th. Note: Horizontal filing crease across stamp.
A wrapper franked with a fine used four margin SG8 1d Red Plate 84 (JG) tied by a very fine strike of the Stonehaven 309 sent from DRUMLITHIE, with udc in green on reverse, and Stonehaven towndated SE 5th 1850.
A lettersheet wrapper franked with a fine used four margin SG8 1d Red Plate 24 (OE) tied by a Black Maltese Cross, sent from Rothbury, with fine strike of their udc on the back, sent to Alnwick and gone via Morpeth. Nice Northumberland cover.
GB Queen Victoria: A delightful Embossed Colour Advertising Envelope *Graham’s New Studio No. 6* Leamington, franked with a fine used SG43 G1 1d red Plate 209 (KC) tied by a Leamington Duplex dated FE 28 1880, to Banbury.
An envelope franked with a C2 Sg22 1855 1d Red Plate 202 (KG) SC, Perf 14 Die I, Alpha II, tied by a very fine strike of the Scots Local Charlotte Place sent to London, July 11 1855. C2’s are difficult on cover much more so than their cv suggests c£160.00+.
An envelope franked with a pair of SG172 1d Lilacs and a Jubilee ½d Vermilion SG197 tied by the Squared circle of UPPINGHAM dated 3 DEC 1892 sent to India with the *Overland Postage Due* circle park front much redirected. Full of character.
An envelope franked with a fine used SG17 C1 1854 1d Red Plate 186 (MB) superbly tied by a very fine strike of the CALTON/GLASGOW towndated MY 6th 1855, very attractive despite the horizontal filing crease through top.
A very attractive outer wrapper franked with a very fine used SG17 C1 1855 1d red Plate R3 (AK) tied by a very fine strike of the Leeds Sideways Duplex, sent from Stanningley, West Yorkshire, with fine strike of the UDC on reverse sent to Dewsbury.
A matched Trio from Plate 1 1840 1d Grey-black SG3 Plate 1a (TD) Red Maltese Cross, 1840 1d SG2 Black Plate 1b (TD) also Red Maltese Cross and SG7 1841 1d red Black Plate 1c (TD), a tricky set to assemble.
GB Queen Victoria 1856 small envelope franked with x2 SG59 6d Dull Lilac Embossed issues, cut into in places, tied by the Bristol Spoon sent to North America, and returned with a fine strike of the Instructional “Sent Back to England/Without A reason/For Non Delivery” in red. Vertical filing crease and soiled but full of character.
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.
An envelope franked with an SG438 King Goerge V £1 Black, with marginal base, Spec Ncom9, cancelled by Ilfracombe, Devon double circle dated 17 AU 1929, comes with an RPSL certificate dated 12 Dec 2012 - cancelled by favour.
An envelope franked with a SG157 2½d Blue Plate 23 (JE) tied by a very fine strike of the BROADSTAIRS CDS dated JY 14 1883 sent to Massachusetts USA, with New York arrival on reverse dated 28th JY – note: opening tears/damage to top, but stunning CDS.
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.
An envelope sent Airmail from London Charing Cross to France franked with x3 King George V 1½d Chestnuts tied by CDS, with very fine strike of the instructional “NO FLIGHT. / SENT BY / ORDINARY SERVICE” in black.
A very fine used SG10 1841 1d Deep Red-brown Plate 14 (FA) constant variety sout east square tied by fine strike of Newbury Maltese Cross and with a super strike of the Receiving Hse No.1 Mark in Black (late use) sent to London.
An outer wrapper franked with a fine used four margin SG7 1841 1d Red Black Plate XI (JE) Double Letter J, placed contrary to reds, tied by a black Maltese Cross sent Manchester Oct 21. This being a prominent example of a double letter the first strike clearly visible below.