Gold Coast KGVI 1941 Spitfires Fund 1d Blue Label Unused Marginal top...
An envelope sent from Gold Coast Registered Quittah (Keta) with "Crown"...
Queen Victoria SG24 1855 1d Red Plate 13 (JD) SC Wmk, Perf 14, Die II,...
An envelope sent from Berwick to Edinburgh addressed to “Royal College...
Queen Victoria DOUBLE PERFORATION 1878 SG43k 1d Red Plate 89 (AH) a very...
An envelope franked with two single C8A SG37 1856 (Nov) 1d Reds Plate 42...
An 1842 cover franked with an SG8 B1 1d Red-brown Plate 23 (DL) fine...
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You will find here Postal History items from 1500 through to 1980
Great Britain Postal History items.
Ireland Postal History items.
Scotland Postal History.
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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.
1854 envelope sent from Reading to Stonehouse franked with an SG17 1d Red Plate 176 (TC) which has an Inverted Watermark Small Crown, tied by the Reading Biscuit Spoon 635 Duplex dated OC 9th 1854 with arrival and transit on reverse dated 10th. Tricky to locate very fine examples on cover.
A mourning envelope franked with a fine used SG40 1d red tied by the Cambridge 158 Duplex FE 8th 1862 sent to Dymock with the scarce Railway mark: “GT WESTERN/DIST S.C.” (Wilson W349) to front and a Railway Inspectors star to back and Gloucester Station cds.
An envelope franked with a fine used C8 1d Red Plate 24 (TK) GOTHIC K, tied by the London Inland 51 in diamond, sent to Appleby, with a fine strike of the Railway Mail Guard handstampmark “Gt Northern Railway” in red on reverse and Penrith and Appleby towndated circulars.
A fine used SGO13 ½d Vermilion I.R.OFFICIAL (Type L1) tied to a OHMS printed envelope by the 132 Brighton Duplex dated JU 22 1895, with a Brighton Station cds front and a very fine strike of the ‘Gone No Address/132’ on reverse. c£100.00+
KEVII Registered Envelope (stampless) which has a fine cds from Newmarket, having been sent from Loughborough to Brinkley, it also has a Peterborough-Ely Sorting Carriage Railway cds. This latter mark is SG c£35.00 and only used between 1908 and 1912. The cover being sent 20 AU 1910.
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
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 interesting cover sent from Shefford Bedfordshire, franked with a Wilding 1½d Green QEII tied by double circle, then seems to have gone to Hitchin where the Postage Due *1d/367* in red has beeen applied, and the in Luton the 1d Postage Due tied by the Luton cds.
A small rectangular envelope sent from Raharney to Killucan via Dublin with fine used four margin B2 1d Red Plate 162 (AK) tied by 186, with a greyish straightline of Raharney and the arrival in Killucan on front dated July 4th 1854. Scarce straightline. Nice Irish cover.
An envelope franked with an SG43 1d red Plate 157 (AD) tied by the 158 Cambridge Duplex sent to Ventnor Isle of Wight but redirected on arrival, and franked with an additional 1SG43 1d Red Plate 120 (HF) tied by the 971 Ventnor Duplex, sent on to London. Nice example of the two shades on the G1 series.
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.
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 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 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.
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 Postal Stationery 1d Pink Embossed envelope uprated with an SG198 1½d Jubilee sent from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, fie cds SP 30 1899, with Freshwater Bay cds to the back, sent to Bremen. With arrival on reverse dated 1 OCT.
An envelope franked with a G1 1d Red Plate 111 (BJ) tied by the Bedale Duplex 60 AU 23 1870 sent to York but redirected to harrogate, with a very fine “1d” in a single circle Charge Mark and Marsham and Harrogate cds on back.
An envelope franked with an SG43 G1 1d red Plate 138 (ND) tied by the London Duplex 3, dated 19 DE 1871 sent to Great Yarmouth, but undelivered, with manuscript “not Known” in red and with two different, and fine Yarmouth Norfolk cds the one to front Christmas day.
A mourning envelope franked with an SG193 1885 5d Dull Green tied by Squared Circle of London dated May 8th 1885 sent to Major Buxton, 'Brigade Major' Singapore, Straits Settlement, with arrival on back, Singapore dated June 5th, in red. SG cat on cover £350.00.
An envelope franked with 1892 SG205 4d Jubilee with superb Glasgow cds and an SG172 1d tied by 159 Glasgow numeral sent to a Steam Ship at Port Said, EGYPT, with Cachet Post Paid Port Said in violet to front. Some wear to corners, but scarce location and pretty cover.
An envelope franked with an SG8 1843 1d Red Plate 23 (RD) not quite four margins, tied by a very fine strike of the LONDON NUMBER 8 Maltese Cross with fine Charing Cross straight line, alongside, sent to Wokingham. SG c£450.00. Note Faint horizontal filing fold not affecting stamp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queen Victoria Advertising Envelope franked with Pair of SG168 2d Pale Rose and a 14 dot SG170 1d Lilac tied by a Fancy Geometric Squared Circle dated 15 AU 1881 sent to Ohio USA, scarce combination, double rate cover.
Queen Victoria 1899 SG210 Jubilee 10d Dull purple and deep dull carmine tied to a printed cover to Amsterdam, by a London double circle. Note: there is a cut in cover not affecting stamp. A scarce single franking.
A mourning envelope franked with an 1886 SG190 2½d Lilac Tied by a combination of a Machine cancel HOSTER which has missed most of the stamp, then cancelled by the Fancy Geometric Type III hand cancel sent to NORWAY.
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.
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.
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.