An entire headed up Hambledon, Horndean, Hampshire franked with an SG1 1840 1d Intense Black Plate 4 (EA) four margins, tied by a very fine red Maltese Cross sent to London NOV 12 1840 with fine Horndean towndated on reverse. Note Filing crease.
A part wrapper franked with a very fine used SG17 C1 Horizontal pair 1d Reds Plate R4 (CA-CB) well position SC Wmk, Perf 16, Die I, Alphabet II, and tied by a London Inland cancel sent to Bury, Lancs, with a fine strike of the Grand Northern Railroad evening *E/NR* with the taller thinner NR. Filing crease. Scarce pair of a tricky plate on cover - harder...
An entire sent from Valparaiso, Chile, 3rd Dec 1861 to Saddleworth, Manchester, with ‘via Panama’ endorsement top, 2/ charge, with fine strike of the Railway *E/NR* small thimble mark to front, London and Manchester tranist on back dated JA 18th and 19th.
An envelope franked with a C6 1855 1d red Plate 4 (PD) tied by a London Inland cancel sent to Dunkeld but redirected numerous times between SE 5th and SE18th, Errol, Stanley, Perth, Inchthill, Gowrie and Perth again, with fine strike of the ‘Gt Northern Railway’ straightline in red.
An envelope sent from Lanark franked with an SG43 1d red Plate 94 tied by duplex (affected by filing crease) sent to Peebles, with a fine strike of the Railway TPO *NW/NIGHT* Star mark, and transits for Muirkirk and Douglas, and arrival.
An envelope sent from London to Machylleth (Wales) franked initially with an SG48 ½d Plate 12 and an SG166 1d venetian tied by London Duplex 26 AP 1880 , with a Railway diamond mark *NW/TPO/E* and redirected and fixed with another SG166 1d Venetian overlaying the other with marginal base, tied by the Machynlleth cds AP 28th and sent to Aberdovey...
1912 King George V Ideal Stamp International Exhibition Postcard in Yellow with a Red background franked with a 1d tied by the very fine strike of the Special Event Postmark dated OCT 18 sent to Switzerland. A very fine example of this issue.
A very fine used four margin Matched pair from the same position and Plate in two different shades SG14 2d Blue Plate 4 (IB) matched with SG15 2d Blue Plate 4 (IB) a tricky feat to obtain the same lettering. SG c£185.00
A very fine four margin DP43 15 January 1841 Small Trial 2d Blues with white line under Postage and above Two Pence, with void corners, which were distributed with the annoucement of the new issue of 2d blues. This example shows a variety in the guideline through value and into corners and no line south west base.
A reduced printed Sunday School Society For Ireland wrapper sent from *Florencecourt* (UDC on back) near Enniskillen, franked with a very fine SG7 1d red Black Plate 2 (AF) tied by an Enniskillen Maltese Cross, sent back to Dublin OC28 1841. Scarce item.
A entire sent from Spilsby Lincolnshire to Sheffield franked with a horizontal pair SG2 1d Black plate 2 (GG-GH) GG just cut into lower west otherwise fou margins, tied by fine black Maltese Crosses. Scarce pair on cover.
A very fine uncreased and clean envelope frinaked with a very fine used SG207a 5d Jubilee tied by a very fine Craignure double circle 541 (Isle of Mull) sent to Basil Chamberlain (famous Japanologist) in Tokoya Japan with arrival front and back, and a transit for Oban - sent AUG 21st arrived 4th Oct.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Six Colour Postal Stationery Stamped to Order Envelope 4d Blue, 1½d Green and ½d Vermilion, with 2½d Carmine, 2d Brown and 3d Violet Spec ESCP879 size I, rated as ‘****’ in Huggins/Baker (very few examples recorded), a very fine unused example.
An envelope franked with an SG82 4d Vermilion Plate 4 and an SG84 6d lilac Plate 3 tied by the Glasgow 159 Duplex dated JA 2nd 1865 – 2nd Day of the New 10d rate sent to India. Note flap at back missing and some war and creasing, but scarce cover.
1861 envelope to the Radical Statesman Richard Cobden London, from Manchester and franked with SG40 1d Rose-red tied by a Manchester 498 dated DE 17 and redirected to Midhurst Sussex and franked with a 1d Rose-red to cover the onward charge and tied by a London WC/3 with transit and arrivals on reverse, Charing Cross London SW on DE 18th and Midhurst DE...
A wrapper sent from London to France OC 6th 1869 franked with a very fine vertical pair of SG46 2d Blues Plate 13 (QK-RK) tied by 106 Duplex with boxed red L1 late fee mark, and a Too Late GPO single circle. Attractive cover.
An envelope franked with a vertical pair of SG172's 1d Lilacs and a Jubilee ½d Vermilion tied by a fine double circle Ashford Kent DEC 23rd 1898 sent 2½d rate to INDIA and redirected on arrival with transits, Sea Post and arrivals on back. Note: Vertical filing crease centrally through lower part of Jubilee.
An envelope franked with an SG172 1d Lilac tied by a very fine double circle Ashford Kent DEC 29th 1898 sent 1d Concessionary rate to INDIA and redirected on arrival with transits, Sea Post and arrivals on back. Note: Vertical filing crease centrally.
An envelope franked with a vertical pair of SG172's 1d Lilacs and a Jubilee ½d Vermilion tied by a fine double circle WISHAM dated DEC 16 1889 sent 2½d rate to Canada and redirected on arrival to USA with transits, and arrivals on back. Note: opening damage to NE of envelope.
An envelope franked with a Strip of Three SG172 1d Lilac tied by the Liverpool W/466/W Duplex dated 23 SEPT 1884 sent to Mi Missouri, redirected to New York, with framed 'FORWARDED' in violet and transit and arrivals on front and back.
REDIRECTED envelope AU 6th 1842 sent from Devonport franked with an SG8 1d red Plate 20 (DF) four margins, tied by the Maltese Cross of Devonport, sent to Limerick but redirected to London - with a host of transit and arrivals on back and manuscript 1 to front.
A four margin very fine used SG7 1841 1d Red Black Plate X (AG) showing the O Flaw stage 3 which merges into the base and across to the N of O(N)E, and scratche/mark lower left margin, very fine Black Maltese Cross. c£190.00.
A wrapper franked with an 1843 1d red Plate 29 (ED) four margins, very fine used, tied by a very fine and upright full strike of the Distinctive London Number 5 Maltese cross, with a second impression of the Number 5 on back, sent to Wallington. c£425.00. Note; vertical filing crease.
An entire franked with an 1843 1d red Plate 37 (AI) four margins, fine used, tied by a very fine strike of the Distinctive London Number 3 Maltese cross, with the missing Crossbar to the top, sent to Edinburgh. c£600.00. Note; vertical Filing crease.
A Postcard sent from Las Palma Carary islands to Randwick, Sydney, Australia, gone via Liverpool with a fine strike of the cds ‘Liverpool Ship’ dated FE 19th 1901, with fine arrival marks front and back dated 23 March.
An envelope franked with a King George V 6d tied by the Liverpool wavy line dated 28 July 1936 sent to Colombo Ceylon, redirected back to London with the instructional rectangular boxed mark *RECEIVED AFTER/SHIP DEPARTURE* in red, good arrivals Colombo and 'Down Indo Ceylon TPO' on back. Nice interesting item.
1843 1d Red Plate 27 (OA) a Superb Used example of both stamp and distinctive Maltese Cross, on this large four margin example, with part marginal to left hand side. This position on plate 27 has a smudge just above the O and a vertical guide-line in the A square close to the frame-line. Note: SG spec BS16uf. Provenance: The Chartwell Collection, Sir...
1885 6d Dull Green SG194 tied to an envelope by the Fleet street LATE FEE Duplex to Cape of Good Hope South Africa, with Explanatory mark "Advertised and Unclaimed" of cape Town. Some soiling but very interesting usage of SG194. cv on cover £380.00
Interrupted Mail: Danish Steamer EBRO left Reykjavik, Ireland 14 March 1942 with a cargo of Fish and three mail bags but in the evening of 18th she became stranded on the north-east coast of Scotland in Strathbeg Bay, Aberdeen about 2 miles north of Rattray Head Lighthouse.
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.