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GREAT BRITAIN POSTAL HISTORY continued...

Pictorial Envelopes & Lettersheets continued...
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651 1903-04 Novelty advertising postcards produced by Liverpool & Knight Co., with applied pictures originally containing pull out advertising leaflets (two now missing) all posted at the ½d rate, two of these with pictures of Chinese men, one of these redirected with an address label and ½d stamp, the enclosed leaflet replaced by a note "First of April", charged 1d with "Contains writing in / the nature of a letter", this card with a few picture faults, otherwise all fine and very unusual. (4).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
652 image1906 Deans Postal Toys lettercard depicting a Dutch girl and windmill with enclosed six page story "My Little Dutch Girl", posted from Scarborough franked 1d. Also 1902 leaflet in the form of a booklet tied up with imitation tape advertising the play "Sherlock Holmes", franked ½d; and fold up illustrated lettercard of Warwick posted at Liverpool franked 2½d. (3). Photo on Page 92. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
653 1908 Junior Philatelic Society Penny Postage to the USA envelope, the unique archival group comprising the initial and final sketches for the envelope by S.R Turner with various notes on the design; drawings for the decorative panels on tracing paper (2); proof of the envelope (endorsed and signed "Proof Pulling, Sept. 1908, Sydney R. Turner" on reverse) with an accompanying letter from F.J Melville to Turner; unused envelope and envelopes postally used on October 1st, first day of the 1d rate, from London to USA (2, one with faults). An exceptional group. (9).

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Est. £700-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Postage Dues
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654 1842-91 Covers franked 1d, underpaid and charged 2d (12) or redirected and charged 1d (6), also a front and cover sent at ½d printed matter rate but deemed to be letters and charged 1d, one with "CLOSED CONTRARY / TO REGULATIONS". Various "More To Pay" handstamps and charge marks including Plymouth "2" containing "ABOVE ½oz", etc., a few faults. (20).

Est. £120-140

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
655 1880 Cover from Ludlow to Shropshire bearing a 1d pink stationery cutout, disallowed by the Post Office and charged 2d, refused by the addressee so returned to the sender in a "Returned Unpaid Letter" envelope of the Liverpool Returned Letter Branch bearing a "2d" charge mark and Liverpool squared circle. (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Postal Orders
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656 1881 QV 1/- - 20/- First Issue postal orders overprinted "SPECIMEN", the set of ten denominations, all superb. (10).

Est. £300-350

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657 1892 QV Third issue 20/- postal order signed C.H Chamberlain, endorsed "Cancelled" in red ink, one of a number of postal orders stolen during the Boer War, minor soiling; and 1910 KEVII third issue 8/6 postal order bearing uncancelled 1d (3) and 3d stamps, counterfoil removed, with Lyminge c.d.s. (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Postal Reform
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658 1839 Large wall poster (51x73½cm) produced by the Mercantile Committee on Postage to publicise their July 10th meeting at the Mansion House, headed "UNIFORM / PENNY / POSTAGE", continuing "Great Britain is the First to Start the Uniform Penny Postage by waiting a year for the measure, to be the last to get it, and thus lose the race to France, and Belgium, and Prussia, & the United States? Citizens of London! Answer this Question at the Mansion House on Wednesday next, July 10", printed by T. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket. Some severe wear to the edges and folds, professionally repaired, rebacked on paper with some loss to wording along central vertical and horizontal folds. Nevertheless a spectacular poster, possibly unique in private hands. Item 57 in Henry Cole's list of Mercantile Papers; the only other example recorded in James Grimwood Taylor's recent book on Postal Reform is in the British Library.

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
659 1840 (Jan 6) Printed circular from the National Bank of Scotland to the bank in Stromness, endorsed "under ½ ounce" with fine "4" charge mark of Edinburgh. The letter gives instructions on how mail should be sent once penny postage is introduced on January 10th - weighing machines will be furnished to all bank branches and all letters must be marked with the weight, letters to head office and branches must be prepaid, other letters may be prepaid if postage can be charged to a clients account, but posted unpaid where postage cannot be recovered, weekly returns to be sent by post and no longer by coach parcels.

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
660 1847 (Jan 5) Letter written and signed by Elihu Burritt on League of Universal Brotherhood pictorial notepaper. Burritt declines an invitation to visit Ipswich as he has a series of engagements in Yorkshire, and is reluctant to take part in a meeting called to oppose a policy of the English Government. Burritt's many campaigns included the promotion of Ocean Penny Postage.

Est. £120-150

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661 1898 (Dec.) Very small Post Office Notice headed "PENNY POSTAGE TO INDIA AND THE UNDERMENTIONED BRITISH COLONIES AND PROTECTORATES", announcing the introduction on Christmas day of 1d per ½oz postage to thirty colonies including India, Canada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Straits Settlements, Leeward & Windward Islands, etc. Light folds, otherwise fine, 120x192mm.

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Postal Stationery
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662 QV-QEII Postal stationery, a large quantity of unused and used postcards, reply cards, lettercards, air letters, forces and P.O.W stationery, envelopes and lettersheets, both Official and P.T.P.O issues, in three trays sorted by catalogue number, also a box with H, H2, I or K size registration envelopes, a huge quantity, all fine. (Many 100s).

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
663 QV-QEII Covers and cards including KEVII items with printed adverts (10), QV or KEVII "SPECIMEN" overprints (9), KEVII 1d envelope handstamped "ULTRAMAR", 1902 QV 1d reply card used back from Tasmania franked ½d, KEVII 1d reply cards used from Germany or France (3), KEVII 1d card posted from Constantinople to Algeria franked Austrian Levant 20pa, 1905 ½d postcard used in British Columbia handstamped "UNPAID" and charged 1c, 1902 KEVII 1d lettercard endorsed O.H.M.S with handstamped royal arms, KEVII 1d lettercard with private overprint by the Stationery & Allied Trades Association objecting to the sale of lettercards at only 1d (staining), also 1882 Act authorising the use of Reply Cards, 1904 Act allowing postal stationery cutouts to be used as stamps, etc. (60).

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
664 1843-1901 1d Pink envelopes and lettersheets including Specimen overprint, covers uprated with 1d reds or bearing stationery cutouts, 1847 "ILCHESTER" double arc datestamp used as a cancel (small hole in address), Maltese Cross + Woodbridge datestamp cancels, boxed "ELMDON P.P", blue "TAUNTON / 7" skeleton datestamp, undated circles, etc. (36).

Est. £200-250

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665 image1861 1d Pink postal stationery envelope from the Street Railway Co. Ltd, posted within London, the reverse with a fine advert for "George Francis Train's Patent"depicting packed horse drawn trams for Bayswater and Paddington in front of Marble Arch, printed in gold. Photo on Page 100. (Image1)

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
666 1874 ½d Violet postcard, the reverse headed "Martin's Commercial Postcard, 4½d per Doz" with printed adverts for "The Old Sun Dial, a Politico-Religious Monthly Journal", "Green's Patent Climax Coal Saver" and "James Martin, maker of the self-inking and the "Ferret" flexible stamps", posted from Birmingham to James Martin in Newton Abbot regarding a new handle for a seal. Very unusual and scarce.

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
667 1878 F Size registration envelope, type 1 flap with plain edge and an indented central seam, plain folded envelope without any printing or stamp, probably a proof or sample.

Est. £80-100

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668 c.1885 Postcard with "SPECIMEN" printed on the front, no printed stamp, the reverse with averts for ten London companies around the edges, a sample or proof for one of the multiple advert cards produced by Shelley & Co and sold at a discount below the value of the card. Very unusual.

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
669 1890 (July 11) 3d Postcard used from London to Hawaii, partly printed message concerning a case dispatched to Sydney, backstamped at Honolulu. A scarce use of this 3d card, usually seen used to Australia.

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
670 Jubilee of Penny Postage. 1890 Post Office Notice, "Jubilee of Uniform Penny Postage Conversazione at South Kensington Museum on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 ..... Special Postage Jubilee Envelope", announcing the issue of the special 1d stationery envelope with correspondence card, to be sold at 1/- each, the additional proceeds to go to the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund. A fine Post Office Notice, 216x336mm.

Est. £130-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
671 1895-99 ½d Brown stationery cut-outs (most stamp LW2) from official Admiralty Enrolment lettersheets, on various coloured papers, comprising white/buff paper (5, three used), blue paper (5, four used, one LW4), yellow-green (4, all used, one LW4) and blue-green (used), yellow (3, one used), deep pink, or pale pink paper (3, two used), scarce even as pieces with most unknown on complete forms. Huggins/Baker LO70a/f, £50 each, some unpriced. (22).

Est. £280-320

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
672 1899 ½d and 1d Newspaper wrappers, 1d + 1d reply card and 1d lettercard, all endorsed "Sample attached to Contract dated July 24th 1899" and signed by T. Andross de la Rue and another individual, the reply card with corner fault and lettercard a little stained, a unique group. (4).

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Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
673 image1901 Registration envelope stamp essay with embossed QV head, the circular frame and background superbly hand painted in blue and Chinese white, inscribed "REGISTRATION TWO PENCE / POSTAGE ONE PENNY", on thick card dated "MARCH 7. 1901", 47x60mm. A superb essay from the De La Rue archives, produced after Queen Victoria's death but still utilising her head, unique. Photo included on Front Cover. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
674 image1901 Registration envelope stamp essay with embossed QV head, the circular frame and background superbly hand painted in blue and Chinese white, inscribed "REGISTRATION 2d / POSTAGE 1d", on thick card dated "MARCH 7. 1901", 47x60mm. A superb essay from the De La Rue archives, produced after Queen Victoria's death but still utilising her head, unique. Photo included on Front Cover. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
675 1903 Admiralty Official 3d KEVII registration envelope posted from Chatham Dockyard to Cowes, a little staining (mainly on reverse) and other minor faults, very scarce used.

Est. £160-180

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

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