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GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY continued...

Great Britain Postal History continued...
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376 Damaged Mail. 1945 (Sep 6) Covers from G.B to British forces in Germany both handstamped "DAMAGED BY FIRE" (2); also c.1947 cover to Nottingham with "HQ BTE, MELF 14" (Moascar) return address franked 2½d, handstamped "ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE". (3).

Est. £70-80

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
King Edward VII
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377 1901-11 Covers and cards, selected uses and cancels or cachets including 1905 postcard from Dublin to Italy with violet "POSTED AT (Clapton S.O) UNDER / COVER TO THE POSTMASTER OF (Dublin)" and similar 1903 endorsement of Edinburgh; 1908 cover cancelled in crayon with manuscript "found adhering to a similar letter at" alongside a Stratford on Avon c.d.s; Jan. 1st 1902 ½d First Day use; 1907 card torn and repaired with Officially Sealed labels handstamped "Open when received / at the P.O Liverpool" (altered to "Torn"); Sweden 2ore reply postcard used from Douglas, Isle of Man back to Sweden; covers bearing labels of the 1908 Dover Pageant (2) or "Fair Trade", all tied; card addressed with a Photo and puzzles and a cover addressed in verse; registered letter AR form franked 2d; London E.C "hammer" datestamps (2); late fees; G.B stamps used in Mexico, South Africa or Southern Nigeria; 1905 (Apr 1) first day of 1d rate to Australia (faults), etc. An interesting group. (56).

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Est. £500-700

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378 Foreign Destinations. 1902-11 Covers and cards to foreign destinations including card to Cook Islands with fine "MANGAIA / NZ" arrival c.d.s; cover to Sudan with red oval "RETURN TO SENDER / 5 VI 10", boxed "UNCLAIMED" and "RETURNED LETTER OFFICE / KHARTOUM" c.d.s; also items to Iceland (with Leith transit c.d.s), Persia, Hawaii, Java, Zanzibar, Grenada, Haiti, Selangor, British Guiana, Danish West Indies, Gold Coast, British Honduras, San Salvador, Chile, Mauritius, etc., all with arrival datestamps, several redirected or returned with explanatory cachets. (39).

Est. £350-400

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379 Redirection - Combination Frankings. 1902-10 Picture postcards (19) and covers (3) all from abroad to G.B and then redirected with G.B KEVII stamps applied, comprising stamps of India (4, two from Aden), Malta (Notable c.d.s and "T" handstamp), Egypt, USA (3, one with violet "Missent to / Honolulu"), Russia, New Zealand (3), Germany (2), Bavaria, Italy (2), France (2), Belgium or Switzerland. An unusual group. (22).

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Est. £200-240

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380 Postage Due Mail. 1902-10 Covers and cards addressed abroad, all underpaid with postage due stamps applied upon arrival, including postcards with 1d due stamps of Grenada or Trinidad, two covers to Norway charged 24ore with 4ore + 20ore dues or 10ore pair + two 1ore pairs, etc. (17).

Est. £150-180

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381 Shakespeare Labels. 1902-06 Picture postcards (5) and a lettercard from Stratford on Avon all bearing a 1/- "Shakespeare Stamp" in various colours cancelled by a Stratford on Avon c.d.s, the lettercard also franked 2½d to Germany, the postcards franked 1d to Germany or USA (3) or ½d to Worcester. Also a mint 1864-65 Shakespeare Memorial 1d label. An unusual group, the use of these 1/- labels contrary to Post Office regulations, all fine. (6 + label).

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Est. £250-300

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382 Novelty Postcards. 1909-11 Novelty shaped postcards with enclosed pull out views, ten with a separate address tag attached by string, all postally used with a KEVII ½d stamp, comprising 1d coin from Hunstanton, bathing machine from Llandudno, bathers in the sea from Eastbourne or Blackpool, a Robin from Forfar, a tin of sardines from Great Yarmouth, a thistle from Bridgend, a lifebuoy and sailor from Tintagel, plaice from Hayling Island or Scarborough, and a kipper from Selkirk; also an unused Bournemouth card in the shape of a crab. A very unusual group. (12).

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Est. £350-400

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Air Mails
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383 1909 (July 27) Real Photo picture postcard of Bleriot's aircraft surrounded by onlookers and a policeman, posted from Dover just two days after Bleriot's historic cross channel flight, with interesting message "This is the airship that I saw. I have got a stave that was broken off it as a little keepsake. This is a very good photo of it about 50 minutes after it landed". A fine card, by Whorwell of Dover.

Est. £80-100

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384 1909-10 Picture postcards of planes flying at the 1909 air meetings at Doncaster (2, real Photo cards) or Blackpool, or the 1910 meetings at Shrewsbury (real photo of L.D Gibbs in flight) or Lanark, all postally used with messages concerning the air meeting, the last with "LANARK / GRAND STAND" c.d.s. Also 1913 Robert Sinclair Tobacco Co. First Aerial Delivery label, later air letter stamps (3), and 1937 cover from Lundy Island bearing ½d Atlantic Coast Air Services stamp. (10).

Est. £120-150

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385 1910 "Empire Illustrated" flight postcards, intended to be flown from Blackpool to Southport by C. Graham-White but only carried for seven miles when the plane was forced to land due to bad weather, the reverse overprinted with an explanation in red. A flown card posted in London (Aug 26) franked ½d, and an unused card, the flown card with two corner creases, the unused card superb and the only unused example we have seen. (2).

Est. £200-250

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386 1911 Souvenir and Programme of the Great Air Race Circuit of Britain, 1010 mile air race for the Daily Mail £10,000 prize, starting July 22nd 1911, printed by W.E Jefferson & Co of Newcastle. A scarce programme listing the 30 competitors and their planes, the five sections to be flown and the eleven aerodromes at which competitors must land, the race starting and finishing at Brooklands.

Est. £100-120

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387 1911-36 First Flight covers and cards including 1911 (Sep 9) First UK Aerial Post cards (2, one endorsed "Missent to C. Sodbury") and cover; 1929 First UK acceptance of South Africa internal air service (3), G.B to Baghdad via Cologne & Nuremberg route, London to Stockholm night flight; 1934 Inverness to Wick and return flights by Highland Airways; 1935 Liverpool to Isle of Man and return flights, London to Libya via Rome and cover to Switzerland with Croydon Aerodrome datestamps; 1936 Liverpool to Rotterdam or Amsterdam, last 4d flight to Denmark, London to Nigeria first direct flight. (18).

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Est. £220-260

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388 1929-61 Covers and cards including 1951-54 covers bearing BEA letter stamps flown to or from the Channel Islands (13), Scilly Isles, Stornoway, or Belfast to Liverpool; commercial prewar covers including 1939 1d postcard registered to Uruguay uprated 2/2, etc. (35).

Est. £100-120

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Balloon Flights
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389 1879 (Sep 16) Cover posted from London to Bristol with enclosed letter from the balloonist Joseph Simmons, "Woolwich, Tuesday 1.30, My dear Elise. The accent is not to take place tomorrow as the garrison is out, therefore we cannot get the soldiers and it is indefinitely postponed, yours Joe", with a short newspaper article about the proposed demonstration of Simmons balloon to the War Office at the Royal Arsenal. Also an 1874 cutting about the death of a Mr De Groof who died after falling from Simmons balloon, and a photocopy of an 1888 magazine recording Simmons death in a balloon accident.

Est. £80-100

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390 image1895 Leaflet headed "A Message from above TO THE ELECTORS OF SOHO WARD", depicting a balloon, dropped from the "Saladin" balloon over Birmingham during local elections, supporting Lempriere, "the free and independent candidate". A fine and rare leaflet, 190x88mm. Photo on Page 56. (Image1)

Est. £150-200

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391 image1903 (Aug 29) Lifeboat Saturday Balloon Post, picture postcard depicting a balloon flying over cliffs, headed "Balloon Post" and "From the Clouds, 29th August 1903", actually flown on September 5th from Alexandra Palace in north London to Ongar. 3,200 Postcards were dropped at 16 points en route, this card from the final card drop over Ongar, posted from Ongar on September 21st unusually addressed to France franked 1d. A fine and rare card, signed on the front by the finder. Photo on Page 56. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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392 image1905 (July 12) Beckenham Flower Show picture postcard with the printed message "Despatched from the Clouds by Balloon Post, from the Beckenham Flower Show, Wed., July 12, 1905", addressed to Germany, a KEVII 1d cancelled at Gravesend (July 12), Preetz arrival c.d.s (July 14),. The balloon flew from Beckenham to Romford; cards were dropped at Chislehurst and Gravesend. A fine and rare card, almost certainly unique to an overseas address, ex Peter Jennings collection. Photo on Page 56. (Image1)

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Est. £700-800

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393 image1906 "Reginald Bray" postcard despatched from Crystal Palace by Brock's fire balloon on September 22nd, found by F.W Newman at Petworth, 11.30am on September 23rd, and posted from Petworth the following day franked KEVII ½d. A unique card. Photo on Page 56. (Image1)

Est. £150-200

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394 1907 (Oct 12) Daily Graphic Balloon postcard headed "A Message from Mid-Air", flown from Crystal Palace to Mellerud in Sweden where the balloon crashed landed depositing the aeronauts on the ground with many of the cards; the balloon then took off again flying a further 30 miles unmanned to Tosse where it landed with the remaining cards. The card franked by a KEVII 1d (corner fault) cancelled in manuscript and tied by the "TOSSE" c.d.s, handstamped "T" and charged 1d, minor staining on the picture side but very unusual with a G.B stamp.

Est. £100-120

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395 image1932 Parcel tag originally attached to a balloon, with the printed message "This Balloon was sent off at S. BENET'S GARDEN FETE (in aid of Church Funds) On September 10th, 1932" with details of the sender (Master Peter Cameron, London, N.W.5) and finder (Achiel Allein, Cultivateur a Reninghe, Belgique, on September 13th 1932), the reverse with printed address of S. Benet's Vicarage in Kentish Town, London, N.W.5. Franked by a G.B 1d tied by Boesinghe c.d.s, delivered without charge, probably a unique survivor from this charity balloon flight. Photo on Page 56. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. £120-150

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1912 First U.K Aerial Post
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396 image1911 (July 17) Two page typed letter signed by D. Lewis-Poole, organiser of the Aerial Post, to Mr Gates, Manager of the Hendon Aerodrome, regarding posting of items in the Shepherds Bush area as posting will no longer be possible at the White City due to Kiralfy demanding 50% of the gross receipts of all sales, stating the Aerial service is designed to illustrate its use in the case of a besieged city, and enclosing a photograph of the design, with proofs of envelopes and postcards to follow as soon as possible. The letter is accompanied by the photograph on thick card (144x183mm) of the artist's drawings for the envelopes and postcards, as adopted but with "HENDON" instead of "LONDON" in the wording. A unique photographic essay and letter. (2). Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

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1913 First U.K Aerial Post
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397 image1911 Postcard essay printed in black, reading "HENDON TO WINDSOR" instead of "LONDON TO WINDSOR", "Lendon" in the lower left corner instead of "Copyright", the reverse blank, endorsed "Card left here today by Mr Bailey when he called. 17/7/11". Very rare, Field stated two examples known, one of these sold in the D.D Edwards auction, unique with this endorsement. Photo on Inside Front Cover. (Image1)

Est. £2,000-2,400

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1914 First U.K Aerial Post
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398 image1911 Postcard proof in black, "Lendon" instead of "Copyright" in the lower left corner, reverse instructions considerably different to those used on the adopted design, handstamped violet "SPECIMEN", a couple of light surface scrapes to the printed design, a very rare "Specimen" overprint on a proof card, the only such example we have seen in black. Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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1915 First U.K Aerial Post
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399 image1911 Postcard proof in red-brown printed on thick card, the reverse blank, very rare. Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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1916 First U.K Aerial Post
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400 image1911 Envelope proof in purple-brown, the design showing clear plate retouches to the clouds, fine unused, scarce. Photo on Page 58. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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