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GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY continued...

United States / Sea P.O Duplex Datestamps continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
601 1905 Picture postcard from Italy to Scotland with partial U.S Sea P.O duplex applied on S.S "St. Paul" (Apr 22) and "MISSENT TO / U.S SEA P.O No. 4". Also 1909 postcard from USA to G.B franked 1c, charged 1d, with circular "SPO / T / 5" postage due handstamp; and 1907 postcard from France to G.B handstamped "Missent to Sea Post No. 13", probably applied on the U.S / German Sea Post. (3).

Est. £150-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
602 1909-14 Registered covers from USA to G.B (3, one from Honolulu) or South Africa to USA all with violet "U.S SEA POST / REG" double ring transit datestamps, applied to the front of the Hawaii cover, the other covers backstamped, the cover from South Africa with the c.d.s dated AUG 26 1914, the day after the joint U.S / British service ceased. A scarce group, the datestamps applied on S.S "New York" (3) or S.S "Philadelphia". (4).

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Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
603 image1915 Picture postcard franked 1d to G.B, posted on a Cunard liner, transferred to the S.S "St. Louis" where it was cancelled by the United States Sea P.O duplex code "3" and handstamped violet "PAQUEBOT", very scarce. Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
604 imageU.S / German Sea Post. 1913 Registered covers to Germany both bearing U.S Parcel Post stamps, one from Catskill, N.Y franked 5c + 10c with blue "U.S SEA POST / REG." double ring backstamp (Sep 9); the second cover a Hamburg-Amerika Linie envelope posted at sea with 4c (2) + 5c, the three stamps each cancelled violet "U.S SEA POST / REG." c.d.s, three further strikes on the front and reverse, both covers with violet boxed "REGISTERED / No" applied on the Sea Post Office. A remarkable pair, from the Roger Hosking collection. (2). Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

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Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Military & Naval Mail
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605 1817 Political cartoon by George Cruikshank entitled "A French Elephant", depicting the rear of the Prince Regent, his fat legs and coat tail giving the appearance of an elephant, hand coloured, prepaid 1/2 from London to "Colonel Reynell, comding 71st Lt Infy, Chateau de Mazingham, near Aire, France", closed tear and a few peripheral faults not affecting the printed cartoon, an unusual item to the British army of occupation in France.

Est. £80-100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
606 Crimean War. 1855 (Mar 23) Letter from Dr Anderson, 8th Hussars, at Lt Cavalry Camp near Balaklava to The Postmaster, British Army Post Office, Pera, requesting all letters and newspapers be forwarded to the Crimea; and an 1856 (Feb 26) letter from E.F Bourchier at Head Quarters to Henry Mellersh, the Assistant Postmaster at Pera. (2).

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
607 imageCrimean War. 1847-54 Embossed 6d pair and 1/- with "OXO" cancels, all cut to shape, still scarce stamps used in the Crimea. S.G. £6,750. (3). Photo on Page 128. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
608 imageManoeuvres. 1873 (Aug 17) ½d Violet postcard to Guernsey, from a soldier engaged in the Autumn Military Manoeuvres being held on Dartmoor, cancelled by a superb strike of the very scarce "DARTMOOR / F.P.O / G17" duplex (code "B", no year date). The interesting message includes, "We have had only two days fighting owing to the bad weather ..... our only invalids are sore feet .... I warmed myself with a game of leap frog started by some of the Junior Officers & men. The 23rd Goat is within a dozen paces of where I am writing ...". Probably the finest of the few recorded examples of this duplex. Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
609 1886 Cover franked 2½d lilac cancelled "466" upon arrival at Liverpool, red "Paid Liverpool Br. Packet" c.d.s, enclosed letter from H.M.S "Sylvia" at Teneriffe; and 1889 cover with H.M.S "Calliope" embossed flap bearing six 1d lilacs cancelled upon arrival in the London Foreign Branch. Two fine covers sent to England by naval bag. (2).

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
610 1888-94 Covers (3) and fronts (2) all sent at concessionary rates from Naval ships abroad, franked by 1d lilacs, comprising 1d rate from H.M.S "Curacao" at Cape Coast Castle (front) or H.M.S "Speedy" at Vigo, posted into the Spanish Post Office and the stamp therefore disallowed and charged 4d (piece torn from upper left corner, reverse with letter from recipient asking for explanation of the 4d charge); franked 2d from H.M.S "Swinger" at Sydney (stamps cut out and replaced) or H.M.S "Griffon" at Aden (reverse sliced to display backstamp, edge tear); or franked 3d from H.M.S "Redbreast" at Zanzibar (front), a scarce group despite faults. (5).

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Est. £220-260

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
611 Camps. 1897-1917 Covers and cards, virtually all bearing KGV Downey Heads, camp cancels include 1913 "COOLMONEY CAMP / CO. WICKLOW" skeletons (4). Also four 1913 covers addressed to Coolmoney Camp, and a 1900 cover with enclosed permission to visit the Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry Camp at Allesley. (25).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
612 Royal Navy. 1922-93 Covers and cards with various "Received From H.M Ships" or "Maritime Mail" handstamps or machine cancels including boxed handstamp of Preston (2), 1927 "Plymouth H.M Ships" c.d.s, violet straight line handstamp, provisional handstamped registration label, also 1946 registration envelope with "Agency 506" registration label and "R.M.C EATON, CHESHIRE" c.d.s, etc. An interesting collections in an F.G album. (92).

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Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
613 World War Two - Internee Mail. c.1939-46 Letters to Lionel Burr, most from members of the armed forces, some with covers, including 1945 lettersheets from Felix Braun interned in P Camp, Isle of Man (10) or at 001 Internment Camp located at Beltane School in Wimbledon.

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Mulreadys
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614 1840 1d Lettersheets containing adverts, comprising stereo A69 with Economic Life Assurance Society advert (MA115a) in black, and stereo A64 with English and Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance advert (MA121b/e) printed in blue, the first with minor corner faults, otherwise both fine unused. (2).

Est. £240-280

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
615 1840 1d Lettersheet, unplaced stereo A76 from forme 1, with English and Scottish Law Fire and Life Assurance advert (MA121b/e) printed in blue, fine unused. S.G. £575+.

Est. £140-160

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
616 1d Lettersheet stereo A35 and 2d lettersheet stereo a90 unused, the 1d lettersheet with light crease and 2d lettersheet with minor toning mainly to reverse, otherwise both fine. (2).

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
617 image1840 (June 22) 2d Lettersheet stereo a105 posted from Liverpool to Edinburgh with red Maltese Cross cancel, despatch and arrival backstamps, endorsed "More to Pay 4". An unusual charge on a 2d Mulready, weighing over 1oz, three vertical file folds, minor faults at upper edge and internal writing visible, a good looking 2d Mulready. Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

Est. £350-450

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
618 1840 (Aug 10) 1d Envelope stereo A154 posted from Liverpool to Hulme, red Maltese Cross cancel and Liverpool backstamp with red "5" on the front, applied to mail carried on the fifth train on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway. Message inside reads "My direction at present will be Geo H., Mr F.P Norsworthy, Pleasant Hill P. Office, Dallis County, State of Alabama, U.S.A - the postage by the President the other day when I wrote Sarah to say when she might expect me was 8d". A little toning, small central hole and minor corner faults, a scarce train numeral handstamp on a Mulready.

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
619 image1840 (Aug 16) 1d Lettersheet posted from Southam to Bishops Stortford, uprated with a 1d black, ML plate 5 (three margins) both cancelled by a red Maltese Cross, Southam and London backstamps, a little very minor creasing and file fold close to right edge, an attractive and scarce uprated Mulready. S.G. £15,000. Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

Est. £1,600-2,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
620 image1840 (July 23) 1d Lettersheet stereo A80 (forme 4) posted from Gomersall to Blackpool and redirected to Halifax, incorrectly charged 2d upon redirection instead of the single 1d rate, red Maltese Cross cancel with Leeds and Preston (July 27) backstamps, handstamped boxed "Gomersall / Penny Post" and "Blackpool / Penny Post". Horizontal file fold and minor creasing at upper edge, otherwise fine, a very unusual incorrectly charged redirected Mulready with two Penny Post handstamps. Photo on Page 90. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
621 imageTransatlantic Mail. c.1840 1d Envelope stereo A182 addressed to "New Harmony, Indiana, America", evidently from England but without any British markings, presumably posted at sea and landed as a ship letter at New York with two red "NEW-YORK / SHIP / AUG / 18" datestamps, charged 32c (2c ship letter fee + 30c inland triple rate, over 1½oz), edge faults and flap missing, nevertheless a very rare transatlantic use. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
622 1840-42 1d Lettersheets, comprising 1840 (May 14) early use of stereo A65 from London to Dublin with fine red Maltese Cross cancel and arrival backstamp, pasted onto an old album page; and 1842 stereo A31 with Atlas Assurance Company advert (MA103e) posted from London with superb black Maltese Cross, some splitting at upper and lower edges. (2).

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Est. £160-180

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
623 1841 (Oct 30) 1d Mulready stereo A64 containing an advert for Edinburgh Life Assurance Co. with "Agent at Stonehaven, Mr William Stewart, Banker" at base (MA120i), used to Edinburgh with black Maltese Cross, backstamped "AUCHENBLAE / S.O" and datestamps of Lawrencekirk and Edinburgh. Light vertical folds and surface scrapes to reverse, good appearance and contents.

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
624 1841 (Aug 16) 1d Lettersheet stereo A250 (forme 5) with printed Atlas Assurance Company advert (MA103b), posted to Manningford Bruce in Wiltshire with black Maltese Cross cancel, a Dorchester datestamp alongside and boxed "No.6" applied at Cattistock. Light file fold, faults and staining to reverse, the address panel fine and unusual with the Penny Post receiving house number handstamp.

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Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
625 image1842 (Feb 2) 1d Lettersheet stereo A242 (forme 5) posted from Llangefni to the Stamp Office in Shrewsbury with red "Llangefni / Penny Post" on the front, cancelled by a black Maltese Cross with a second strike unusually applied to the upper right corner, backstamped at Bangor and Shrewsbury. The enclosed letter orders four sheets of 1d postage stamps and fourteen sheets of various bill stamps. Horizontal file fold with a little toning, otherwise fine, an unusual and scarce Welsh use, showing a late use of the obsolete Penny Post mark as a receiving house handstamp. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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

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