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GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY continued...

Mulreadys continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
626 image1842 (Apr 27) 2d Lettersheet stereo a97, the right flap partially opened out, posted from Stone to London, weighing over 1oz (the letter referring to an enclosed "draft charge") uprated with a 1d red pair (SE-SF, SE four margins, SF touched at base), the lettersheet and stamps each cancelled by a black Maltese Cross, Stone and London backstamps. Vertical edge fold which passes through the centre of the two stamps, piece torn from lower right corner (with other parts of right edge torn away internally) and other minor soiling and creasing, still a very reasonable looking and rare franking on a 2d Mulready. S.G. £32,500. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £2,400-2,800

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
627 1842 1d Lettersheet stereo A9 with advert for "Samuel Hanson & Son, Importers of Foreign Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, Nuts, Raisins &c" (MA436b) posted from London to Rugeley cancelled by a black Maltese Cross, arrival datestamp on the front. Two file folds and repaired file hole, still a good example of this scarce advert.

Est. £140-160

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
628 1842 1d Lettersheet stereo A35 addressed to Rev. Rd Williams in Wales, containing an Atlas Assurance Company advert with the name "Miss Mary E. Williams" added in manuscript above "Fire Department" and to the list of claims paid, manuscript "1843" at foot, both apparently added by the Assurance Co. prior to posting, listed separately by S.G. as MA103j, almost certainly unique. Posted from London with black Maltese Cross cancel and Holywell arrival datestamp on the front.

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Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
629 1842 1d Lettersheet stereo A246 (forme 5) with Atlas Assurance Company advert (MA103g), posted from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, backstamps of both towns and black Maltese Cross cancel, a fine and scarce Mulready from forme 5. S.G. £550+.

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
630 1843 1d Lettersheet stereo A26 with Atlas Assurance Company advert (MA103h), posted from London to Colchester, the black Maltese Cross unusually applied in the upper right corner contrary to regulations, vertical file folds close to the two sides, otherwise fine and unusual.

Est. £140-160

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
631 image1843 (Nov 18) 2d Mulready envelope stereo a195 (unplaced stereo number) to Windsor cancelled by number "10" in Maltese Cross, London and Windsor backstamps. Fine and very scarce, very few number in Maltese Cross cancels recorded on 2d Mulreadys. S.G. £12,000. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £1,200-1,400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
632 image1844 (Mar 7) 1d Lettersheet stereo A11 with Economic Life Assurance Society advert (MA 116a) posted from London to "Lieutenant Crofton, Her Majestys Ship Tortoise, Chatham", redirected to Sheerness, again to Portsmouth, and finally to Plymouth, twice cancelled by number "11" in Maltese Cross, two separate 1d charges for redirection shown, backstamped at London (Mar 7 & Mar 10), Chatham, Sheerness and Devonport. File folds at right and through left flap and wear to upper edge, all repaired internally, a unique and exceptional use to a Naval ship, redirected three times with two number in Maltese Cross cancels. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
633 imageIreland. 1847 (May 21) 2d Mulready envelope (stereo obscured by wax seal) cancelled by triangular "186" numeral of Dublin, applied below Britannia contrary to regulations, Dublin and Kilkenny backstamps. An unusual late Irish use of a 2d Mulready. S.G. £2,400+. Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £380-420

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
634 image1848 (July 14) 2d Mulready envelope stereo a202 from Dover to London, unusually cancelled by three "258" numerals and red straight line "TOWN WALL", Dover and London backstamps. Minor toning otherwise fine and a very unusual late use. Photo on Page 92 (Image1)

Est. £600-700

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Official Mail
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
635 1901-09 Drawings of Official franking handstamps (11), proof impressions of War Office handstamps (2), and printed copies of official handstamps (3) or authorising signatures (14), mostly for official mail from the War Office, all from the Post Office official correspondence book. Also 1885-1911 Official covers (10) including 1901 (Jan 29) mourning cover with typed "On His Majestys Service" heading and April 17 cover with "HIS" cachet applied over "Her" within the printed heading, Tower of London cachets (2), cover to the Principal Lady Inspector of Factories with receipt cachet, etc. (40).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Parcel Post
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636 c.1889-1936 Parcel Post labels, including London, Surrey, Glasgow, Somerset, Suffolk, Sussex, Wiltshire, Manchester area, some Parcel Post datestamps, many stamped (367). Also oval or rectangular parcel cancels on piece, C.O.Ps, etc. (400++).

Est. £450-550

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
637 1895-1917 Parcel Post labels (111, including rubber cancels and R.S.Os, some faults); 1902 Parcel Post label and Customs Declaration Form from Jersey; 1898 Insured Parcel Certificate of Posting from Brighton franked 1d; 1886 tie-on parcel label franked ½d + 4d; and 1916 picture postcards (2) with "DUBLIN" parcel cancels, used after the Dublin datestamps were destroyed during the Easter rising. (116).

Est. £200-250

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
638 Ireland. c.1895-1919 Parcel Post labels, many smaller offices, some stamped, rubber datestamps and roller cancels noted, a good lot. (357).

Est. £700-800

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Pictorial Envelopes & Lettersheets
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
639 1796-1860 Letter, invoices, receipts or shipping notices all on printed notepaper of companies or organisations, some with pictorial views, all postally used, including 1796 bill from Wm Gray, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Cutler to the Prince of Wales and Duke of York; 1848 bill from Green & Co., Goldsmiths & Jewellers, depicting the royal arms and shield of Wellington; 1829 Society of Arts pictorial notepaper; 1844 letter from Hering & Remington, booksellers & publishers with a fine engraving of figures, books, etc.; 1844 letter from Hardman & Co., Goldsmiths, with engravings of ecclesiastical silver; 1857 letter from Robert Hawthorn with engravings of a pumping engine and steam train; 1840 printed advertising lettersheet with an engraving of figures and silver from Broadhurst & Co., Goldsmiths & Jewellers; also views of factories, mills, iron works, etc. (18).

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
640 1807 (May 22) Letter written on notepaper with embossed borders and yellow edges, an embossed design featuring a quiver of arrows, flowers, eagle and a snake at the top with "H. Dobbs Patent" at base, posted from London to Burslem.

Est. £80-100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
641 c.1830-70 Pictorial notepaper, unused or missing the address panels, including a superb handcoloured view of Brighton Pavilion with Victoria and Albert riding in a carriage, written in 1843; 1851 Great Exhibition, music and words to the song "The Banks of Allan Water", Chester (8), Manchester (6), Edinburgh (9), Margate (6), Liverpool (6), Hastings (7), Plymouth (6), Welsh views (11), Jersey (3), etc. (67).

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
642 Scotland. 1839-43 Pictorial lettersheets, views comprising Edinburgh from the Royal Botanical Gardens, posted unpaid from Paisley to Glasgow; Castle Street, Aberdeen, prepaid from Aberdeen to Rome; and Sir Walter Scott's Memorial in Edinburgh within a fancy gold pattern of flowers incorporating parrots, butterflies and a snake, prepaid 2/2 from Edinburgh to Canada. (3).

Est. £240-280

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
643 Ireland. 1841-47 Pictorial lettersheets with views of Killarney Lake & Ross Castle, posted from Belfast to France; or Glengariff, prepaid from London to Lord Clifford in Rome. Also pictorial lettersheets depicting the home of Daniel O'Connell or the 1853 Dublin Exhibition (2, in black or gold), not posted. (5).

Est. £240-280

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
644 1841-63 Pictorial lettersheets (7) and envelopes containing pictorial notepaper (3), all postally used, pictorial lettersheet comprising views of Cowes (within an embossed design of flowers and vine leaves), Deal Castle (1841, posted from Deal to France prepaid 4/-, "P-D" of Dover, reverse with French P.O wax seals), an unidentified country house (posted at Haddington, 1d red does not belong), Ullswater (posted at Shap), Raby Castle, Radford Grove near Nottingham or Tynemouth Priory (some splitting to folds); envelopes with enclosed notepaper depicting Dartmouth Castle (2 sheets, hand coloured), Honister Crag and Windermere on two separate pages, or Llandudno. A good lot, six bearing 1d reds, four prepaid in cash. (10).

Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
645 1842-49 Pictorial advertising lettersheets both postally used, the first with a fine large illustration of Guildford House School at Handsworth, printed details below, with a letter from the owner trying to sell the school as a going concern, posted from Birmingham; the 1849 lettersheet with two large printed views of Burnham and a printed page extolling Burnham's mineral spa, posted from Bristol franked by a 1d red. (2).

Est. £160-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
646 c.1850-1910 Printed pictorial envelopes comprising c.1850 unused envelope with an engraved view of Port Madoc on the flap; 1862 cover with printed address in rhyme, posted at Nottingham; 1880 Christmas cover with a turkey and comic figures on donkeys, and coloured cover "Babes in the Wood" both posted in London; 1883 cover depicting a royal mail coach with enclosed notepaper showing a comic looking Scottish man, posted in London; 1903 Anglo-Saxon League patriotic cover published in Canada, posted from Ipswich to USA; and 1910 King Edward's Cherished Memory mourning cover probably produced in India, posted from Ilford to India. The Port Madoc and 1903 patriotic covers fine, the others all with faults including staining and tears, an unusual group. (7 + letter).

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Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
647 Advertising covers. 1884-c.1922 Covers, newspaper wrappers and a stationery card all with printed adverts, most bearing 1d lilacs, including Schultze Gunpowder (2), fishing rods, "Murrays American Caramels", etc. (22).

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
648 1896-1910 Hand illustrated covers (13), fronts (5) and postcards (7) all postally used (all but two with KEVII stamps), some in colour, including well painted covers in colour depicting a house or waterfall both posted in London, spectators under umbrellas at a football match posted at Bramley, a finely painted coloured picture of a swan posted from Southampton, 1910 mourning envelope for King Edward VII posted from London to Jersey, etc. Artwork of mixed quality but including some very competently illustrated items. (25).

Est. £380-420

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
649 Advertising Envelopes. 1897-1913 Printed advertising covers (33) and postcards (5), all postally used (all but two with KEVII stamps), some pictorial and a few coloured, including adverts for fishing rods, theatres, hotels, books by Leo Tolstoy, shipping lines, His Masters Voice gramophones, The Thomas Barrasford Tour, Tea, Ewarts Lightning Geyser ("hot water instantly"), Schultze sporting powder, Wrexham lager, M.P Royal Patent sausages, "The Review of Reviews", "Land & Houses for the People", mustard, The Esperanto Association, etc. (38).

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
650 1901 (Dec 24) Cover (232x173mm) with a fine printed illustration of the angel of prosperity flying over the City of Birmingham, posted from Birmingham to Solihull franked 1d, a similarly printed Christmas card enclosed depicting fish and a mermaid on the front, the reverse with a church interior and clouds blowing away the year 1901, from David Arkell. (cover + card).

Est. £150-200

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

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