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GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY continued...

Mobile Boxes and Boite Mobiles continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
526 Folkstone. 1845 (Mar 29) Part entire from Boulogne to London with black boxed "M.B", and matching Folkstone backstamp, reduced at left edge and file fold, the earliest recorded use of this distinctive "M.B" which was only despatched to Folkstone on February 28th. Also an 1856 entire letter from Boulogne to London, posted in Folkstone with a 1d red cancelled "303" and blue oval "FAULKNERS / FOLKSTONE / CONTINENTAL PARCEL OFFICE". (2).

Est. £200-240

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
527 imageFolkstone. 1851 (Sep 14) Stampless cover with enclosed letter from Boulogne to Liverpool with a superb boxed "M.B" and Folkstone datestamp both in blue on the front, charged 10d. We have only recorded one other example of this Folkstone M.B in blue, unlisted in that colour by Robertson or Tabeart. Photo on Page 78. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
528 imageFolkstone. 1858 Cover to England bearing an uncancelled 1d red, presumably intended to be posted in England but actually posted on the steamer to Boulogne, with the very scarce red boxed "FOLKSTONE / FRANCE / MB / AU 16 / 1858" and a Folkstone c.d.s in blue-black, backstamped at London and Halstead. Treated as unpaid, charged 8d. The earliest example of this very scarce Folkstone MB datestamp recorded. Photo on Page 78. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
529 London. 1844-46 Entires from Le Havre to London both with red boxed "M.B", the first with "SHIP LETTER / LONDON" datestamp, charged 1/3; the second with straight line "SHIP LETTER" backstamp, charged 10d. The 1844 entire with file folds but an early use, endorsed "par steamer Sphinx", the 1846 entire with minor edge soiling but otherwise fine. (2).

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
530 London. 1848 Entire letter from William Slade, shipping and forwarding agent in Le Havre, to Capt. Joseph Tucker of the ship "Tamoset" in Liverpool, endorsed "p. London Steamer" with black "SHIP LETTER" and boxed "M.B" both on the front, charged 10d, very fine.

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
531 imageLondon. 1846 Entire to London endorsed "Bill of Lading pr Courier" and "Consignees letter", therefore exempt from postage, with red boxed "M.B" and "(crown) / EXEMPT SHIP LR" (Ex 2) on the front and "SHIP LETTER / LONDON" datestamp on the reverse, unusually also with a London Paid datestamp in red, fine and unusual. Photo on Page 78. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
532 imageLondon. 1846 Entire from Le Havre to London endorsed "Bill of Lading, Consignees letter" and "Steamer James Watt", therefore exempt from postage, with black boxed "M.B" and "(crown) / EXEMPT SHIP LR" (Ex 2) on the front, reverse with black straight line "SHIP LETTER" and a London c.d.s, fine and unusual. Photo on Page 78. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
533 London. 1897-1936 Postcards and covers with the "LONDON / MB" c.d.s (22) including use as a Paquebot mark on covers with Denmark stamps (2, used as a cancellation or arrival mark with stamps cancelled in Denmark) or on cards with G.B stamps (3, one 1904 card with year date simply shown as "4"), early 1897 use on a France 10c stationery card from Dieppe, 1906 card with G.B stamps, 1908 unpaid card charged 2d, 1912 c.d.s with "SP" inverted in date, 1907 card with the 10c stamp cancelled by London F.S c.d.s and the London M.B c.d.s strangely applied alongside, many cards from Dieppe clearly carried to Newhaven, also cards with French stamps cancelled by datestamps of Newhaven, London (2) or London F.S (2), and a few related postcards. (27+).

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
534 Southampton. 1844-46 Entire letter and entire from Le Havre to London, with boxed "M.B" and matching Southampton backstamps in black or blue, charged 1/3 or 2/-, the 1846 entire endorsed by the Le Havre forwarding agent Alfred Rigot, the first with file folds, otherwise both fine, the M.B handstamp very scarce in black. (2).

Est. £240-280

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
535 imageSouthampton. 1864 Entire from Le Havre to Liverpool with France 40c (small corner fault) cancelled "723" horizontal obliterator, with boxed "SOUTHAMPTON / FRANCE / MB / MR 31 / 1864", London and Liverpool backstamps. Light file fold, an early and attractive use of this datestamp. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
536 imageSouthampton. 1890-91 France 10c postal stationery postcards from Le Havre to England, the first cancelled "723" vertical obliterator with boxed "SOUTHAMPTON / FRANCE / MB" datestamp below, the second cancelled by the Mobile Box datestamp. The 1891 card with faults, the first card fine, an attractive pair. (2). Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
537 Southampton. 1854-1939 Covers and cards, with blue boxed "MB" on 1854 cover (faults, corner piece missing), and "SOUTHAMPTON / FRANCE / MB" circular datestamps (13) including unusual commercial uses on G.B stamps (2), printed Southern Railway cover from their St. Malo agent, 1905 card franked 5c but deemed Liable to Letter Rate and charged 3d, and final type c.d.s (with small M.B) on 1939 card. Also single French stamps (4) and pieces (4) with "723" cancels (2), boxed M.B datestamps (2) or M.B c.d.s (4). (14 covers + 8 stamps).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
538 imageJersey. 1882 Cover to Jersey with France 25c cancelled boxed "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B / SP5 / 82" second type datestamp, very fine. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
539 imageJersey. 1903 Picture postcard of St. Servan to Jersey, France 5c cancelled boxed "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B" third type datestamp, handstamped "PAQUEBOT" (Hosking 336) with a "1d / 409" charge mark of Jersey, very fine. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
540 Jersey. 1904-38 Picture postcards to Jersey or Guernsey bearing French stamps (4) and a 1938 cover with G.B KGVI ½d + 1d (2), all cancelled by boxed "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B" datestamps, the 1904 card also handstamped partial "PAQUEBOT", one 1910 card to Jersey apparently missent to Guernsey. (5).

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
541 Guernsey / Jersey. 1909-27 Picture postcards to Jersey with French stamps cancelled boxed "JERSEY / FRANCE / M.B" datestamps (2, also cancels on two pieces); and 1923 picture postcard from St. Malo to Guernsey with France 30c unusually cancelled by "GUERNSEY" single ring c.d.s. (3 cards + 2 pieces).

Est. £130-160

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
542 imageBoulogne. 1880 (July 29) Cover to Boulogne with 2½d blue plate 18 tied by Boulogne c.d.s in black, a red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / BOULOGNE-S-MER" datestamp below, the latest recorded use of this datestamp. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
543 Granville. 1856 (May 22) Piece bearing 1855 4d cancelled by small "1441" lozenge cancel of Granville with red "ILES-C / GRANVILLE" c.d.s alongside, a rare use on Boite Mobile mail from the Channel Islands prior to the 1856 Anglo-French Postal Convention which introduced B.M datestamps in January 1857. Also 1870 3d rose plate 6 with light London duplex and French "CT1" lozenge cancel used on the Cette to Tarascon T.P.O. (2).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
544 imageGranville. 1858 (Dec 31) Entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo with 1857 4d tied by small "1441" in lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp and boxed "PD", and black boxed "APRES / LE / DEPART" all on the front, backstamped at St. Malo, very fine. The "Apres Le Depart" cachet used on covers that missed the intended boat, very unusual. Photo on Page 78. (Image1)

Est. £240-280

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
545 Granville. 1874 Entire to France with 3d plate 11 tied by large "1706" in lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp on the front; and 1903-04 picture postcards from Jersey with KEVII 1d stamps cancelled at Granville and the octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamps alongside in black (date inverted on 1903 card). The 1874 entire with light horizontal fold which crosses the stamp, both cards superb. (3).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
546 imageLe Havre. 1860 (May 15) Entire letter from Southampton to Le Havre with 1857 4d cancelled by small "1495" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / LE HAVRE" datestamp and boxed "PD" on the front, very light folds, fine and scarce. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £160-220

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
547 imageLe Havre. 1868 Entire to Le Havre bearing 1d red plate 71 vertical strip of four each cancelled by large "1769" lozenge, unclear octagonal "ANGL. B.M / LE HAVRE" datestamp and boxed "PD" on the front, light horizontal file fold, otherwise fine and an attractive franking. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
548 imageSt. Malo. 1858 (Feb 1) Entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo with 1857 4d tied by small "3176" lozenge, a superb red octagonal "ANGL B.M / ST MALO" datestamp and boxed "PD" on the front, fine and attractive. Photo on Page 80. (Image1)

Est. £160-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
549 St. Malo. 1865-67 Entire letter and entire from Guernsey to St. Malo bearing 4d vermilion plate 7 or 8 with large "3734" lozenge cancels, the plate 7 entire with the cancel a little incomplete, the plate 8 entire letter endorsed "Par Fawn" with a superb "3734" cancel, both with red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / ST. MALO" datestamps and boxed "PD", light file folds, otherwise largely fine. (2).

Est. £140-160

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
550 St. Malo. 1867 Entire letter from Guernsey to St. Malo bearing 1d red plate 85 strip of four (one with fault) each cancelled by large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST. MALO" datestamp and boxed "PD" on the front, light horizontal file fold, otherwise fine.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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