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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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.
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 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.
1860 unpaid envelope from Windermere, 976 Duplex OC 22 1860, Keswick, to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Rocking Horse ‘3/cents mark in black, and black “Detroit AM Pkt 24”, endorsed ‘By the Adriatic from Southampton to New York’, has Liverpool transit and Allen Line Marking, on reverse, so aboard the Allen Line ‘Anglo Saxon’ which left Liverpool Oct 25, arriving...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World's First Copper Twopenny Coin and Stamp - includes a Four margin SG4 2d Blue Plate 1 very fine, clean crisp Maltese Cross, and clean back, and a fine Copper coin from 1797 - produced in 2001 Limited Edition (just 200) #104, Worlds First twopenny Coin & 1840 Stamp.
Gold Coast envelope franked with King George VI 1/2d tied Kumasi cds with a scarce Gold Coast Spitfires Fund 1d Green Roulette patriotic label also tied, with Passed By Censor 8 Gold Coast sent to Oxford. Note: some damage along top, as expected. Rare example tied.
WWII 1940 India 1a Stationery envelope uprated with KGVI 13a’s sent from Lonavla to Thomas Cook Forwarding agent Indiawhich has then been directed to Alresford, Hants. Interesting cover. Thomas Cook known to be used for Undercover addresses during WWII.
An envelope sent from Berwick to Edinburgh addressed to “Royal College of Surgeons” franked with a four margin fine used SG8 1d Red Plate 36 (RK) tied by a Berwick Maltese Cross, the back having a pink Wafer Seal "A head to earn and a heart to spend." Note: filing crease along base, tape stain to torn flap - unsightly, but a scarce cover with much appeal.