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Overseas continued...

Venezuela continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4235 image1861 (Sept 7): Entire letter from La Guayra to New York endorsed 'By way of St. Thomas', struck on despatch with double arc 'LA GUAYRA' cds on reverse (Sept 8) and superb impression of "♚ / PAID / AT / LA-GUAYRA" in black. Prepaid with '1/-' in red manuscript and reverse with British P.O. "St. Thomas" double arc cds of transit (Sept 12) in black. 'Steamship / 10' due marking of receipt on front with internal docketing (Sept 30). A fine and rare entire Gi CC1 = £ 3'500.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. D.N. Seaton, Cavendish, Derby, 10 Sept 2014, lot 545. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4236 image1870 (March 2): Cover from Ciudad Bolivar to Genova, Italy struck with fine circular CIUDAD BOLIVAR / PAID datestamp struck in red (March 3) with manuscript '1/9d.' prepaid. 'London / Paid' transit datestamp (March 26) and circular 'PD' in red on obverse. Charged '40' decimi in manuscript on arrival in Genova (March 30) with cds on reverse. A fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4237 image1873 (Aug 9): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 13 - note flaw in right hand '13' plate number, applied over Venezuelan P.O. blurred 'Correos / La Guaira' datestamp, on 1873 cover from La Guayra to Vera Cruz, Mexico tied by bold strike of the "C60" obliterator with single ring "La-Guayra" cds alongside (Aug 9) in black. Fresh and very fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Imperial China
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4238 imageLord Napier's Post 1835 (Jan 12): Duplicate entire letter from Canton to London endorsed 'Minerva' at lower left, struck on despatch with superb straight line "CHINA" handstamp in red applied at the Canton British Postal Agency. Superb framed "WEYMOUTH / SHIP LETTER" in black (Robertson S4) and rated '2/7d.' to pay upon receipt with London arrival in red (May 11) on reverse. Extremely rare and absolutely superb.rnProvenance: Collection Ryohei Ishikawa, Sotheby's, London, 4-5 Dec 1980, lot 477; Cavendish, Derby, 26 Sept 2002.rn rnNote: See "Imperial China, History of the Posts" by Major Richard Pratt, page 55 - 'there are a small number of covers that were despatched from Canton, from the year 1835 onwards, which bear a strike of a straight line "CHINA" handstamp'. The marking (5 covers recorded by Webb in "Treaty Ports" on page 259) is recorded in use from Sept 12, 1834 until March 1, 1835 coinciding with Lord Napier's tenure as Superintendent of British Trade in China. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF13,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Brit. Colonies

Hongkong
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4239 image1859 (April 12): Entire letter from Hong Kong to Cadiz, Spain via Forwarding Agent Don Jaime Barboro in Gibraltar, struck with superb strike of seriffed "♚ / PAID / AT HONG KONG" in red, prepaid '1/10d.' in red manuscript somewhat overstruck by single ring GIBRALTAR cds (July 7) in blue. Single ring 'Hong Kong' cds of despatch on reverse in black (April 29). A charming and rare entire Gi = £ 1'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Macau
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4240 image1835 (Oct 13): Entire letter from Canton to Macau (Russell Sturgis correspondence) endorsed per 'St. George', struck on reverse with superb circular "BOAT OFFICE / 10 Cents / MACAO" arrival handstamp in red (Frazao MAC BP1 & Webb Type 1). A rare entire that opens well for Exhibit display. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4241 image1844 (Feb 23): Entire letter from Batavia to Heard & Co in Canton endorsed 'per Mischief', struck on arrival with superb strike of large circular "BRITISH GOVERNMENT AGENCY OFFICE / MACAO" in red (Frazao MAC BPPP2). The entire internally docketed 'Rec'd 1 April'. An extremely rare entire - this marking being the earliest of the very few recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1416. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF13,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4242 image1863 (Aug 25): Small entire letter from Macau to Madeira, centrally struck on despatch by the locally made Portuguese "♚ / PAGO / EM / MACAO" handstamp struck in red (see Parmenter & Gordon page 2/4, Frazao MACPP4), overstruck by framed POR ALEXANDRIA handstamp in black applied at Lisbon. Handstruck '150' reis in black with alteration in manuscript below with additional 15 reis for Lisbon to Madeira and rated 165 (reis) on arrival. Latest recorded date of use of this handstamp. Extremely fine and very rare.rnProvenance: Habsburg Feldman, Zurich, 1 - 3 May 1989, lot 10433. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF11,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Brit. Colonies

Ascension
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4243 image1897 (Sept 17): Great Britain 2 d. registered postal stationery envelope, size F, used from Ascension to Cheltenham up-rated with Jubilee 1887 2½ d. purple on blued tied by hooded "REGISTERED / ASCENSION" datestamp in black (Sept 17) with repeated equally fine strike strike below. Reverse with Cheltenham arrival cds (Oct 9) in black. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 8/35. A key item of Ascension Postal History, the sole recorded cover bearing this datestamp and in the foremost quality. Unique. Cert. RPSL (1977)rnProvenance: Collection Vivien Sussex, Cavendish, Derby, 6 March 2002, lot 284. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF5,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Europe

Russia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4244 imageCrimean War 1855 (Jan 27): Green Postal Receipt for a Registered Letter 'Received of the Postmaster of 'Scutari' / a Registered Letter directed to 'Miss Nightingale, The Hospital Scutari' and signed by "Florence Nightingale" below with London datestamp dated Jan 27, 1855 at base. Repaired at upper left but it appears by the hand-writing that Miss Nightingale was also acting as Postmistress for the Hospital. An exceedingly rare and extraordinary document.rnProvenance: H.R.Harmer, London 4 October 1966, lot 630; Collection Vivian Sussex, Cavendish 6 March 2002.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4245 imageCrimean War 1855 (March 22): Entire letter from "Barrack Hospital, Scutari" to Woolwich, endorsed "Officer's Letter via Marseilles", franked by 1 d. red-brown (two examples), wmk. Small Crown, Die I, Alphabet II, perf. 14; with additional '1 d.' in manuscript (charged as due upon arrival); the adhesives tied by fine strike of rare "*♚*" Crown between Cyphers obliterator in black. Reverse with "POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" datestamp (March 25) in greenish blue ink, London datestamps (April 6) also on reverse. One stamp touched by file fold but a fascinating letter with interesting long and readable contents. Rare Gi Z4 = unpriced in SG.rnProvenance: Collection Griffitt Blackler, Harmers London, 18-20 May 1992 (Described in error as one stamp removed). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4246 imageCrimean War 1855: Entire letter from "General Hospital, Scutari" to Alresford, endorsed "Officer's Letter via Marseilles", franked by 1 d. red-brown, wmk. Small Crown, Die I, Alphabet II, perf. 14 in a horizontal strip of three, crossed by file folds, cancelled by "OXO" obliterators in black. Reverse with "POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" datestamp in blue (June 11), London cds in red and Alresford arrival (June 21) in blue. Interesting content: "I am trying to get appointed to the Turkish contingent now being formed in Constantinople...". A scarce and most attractive entire.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4247 imageCrimean War 1855: Cover from the "Miss Sleigh, Tunbridge Wells" correspondance endorsed 'Via Marseilles', franked by 1855 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet II, wmk. Large Crown, lettered CB, used in combination with imperforate 1841 2 d. blue, pl. 4, lettered QK, small speck on 'A' of 'Postage', tied by bold strike of the "OXO" obliterator in greenish-blue. Reverse with "POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" datestamp in red on reverse (May 25), London cds (June 7) and 'Tunbridge Wells' arrival cds of the same day in green. An extremely rare combination usage and a most attractive cover. The existing pendant cover from the "Miss Sleigh" correspondance with the 2d neighbour stamp lettered QL was posted four days earlier on 21 May 1855.rnProvenance: Harmer, London, 27 Oct. 1941, lot 136; Christies 13 March 1990, lot 1951. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4248 imageCrimean War 1856: Patriotic envelope to Chatham, Kent endorsed "via Marseilles, Paid 3d." with reverse flap showing printed Union Jack & Tricolore in colour with "MAY THEY EVER REMAIN UNITED", franked by 1855 1 d. red-brown, Die II, Alphabet II, perf. 14 and 2 d. blue, pl. 5, perf. 16 tied by "OXO" obliterator in greenish-blue. Revberse with "POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" daetstamp in red (March 27), London transit and Chatham arrival cds (April 9) in blue. Slight folds in envelope not affecting the appearance of a rare and unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Great Britain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4249 imageCrimean War 1856c.: Great Britain 1855 2 d. blue, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 16, plate 5, three examples used on cover from London addressed to the Assistant Surgeon, Medical Staff, General Hospital, Constantinople endorsed 'via Marseilles'; tied by London '3' obliterators in black to pay the ¼ to ½ ounce rate with mss. pencil 'rec'd Feb 1st'. A fine and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Greece
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4250 imageCrimean War 1855 (Feb 20): Stampless cover to Alton, Hampshire endorsed at top "From British Contingent, Piraeus, Greece via Marseilles", with handstruck "3" charge marking for the concessionary Military rate and faint Alton double arc cds in blue (March) of arrival. Flap missing but extremely rare from this theatre of Operations. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Russia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4251 imageCrimean War 1855: Great Britain 1855 1 d. red-brown, wmk. Small Crown, Die I, perf. 14, the astonishing 42 examples all on cover front to Ballymoney, Ireland endorsed at top "Registered Letter from an Officer of the British Army serving in the East" all tied by numerous strikes of the "O*O" obliterators in black. Two stamps torn, but including three single examples, a sheet marginal strip of three, three vertical strips of three, strip of four, strip of six, block of six and a block of nine, making up a registration fee of 6 d. and twelve times the 3 d. rate for a 3 ounce package; with three red wax seals at base. An extraordinary item and without doubt the largest Crimean War franking extant. Cert. BPA (2001).rnProvenance: Collection Vivien Sussex, Cavendish, 6 March 2002. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF6,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4252 imageCrimean War 1856 (July 24): Great Britain 1855 1 d. red-brown, wmk. Large Crown, Die II, perf. 14 used on 1856 cover from the Crimea to Blackheath, London endorsed 'via Marseilles' tied by "OXO" obliterators in blue. Reverse with BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE datestamp in red (July 24) and London arrival cds (Aug 5) alongside 'Blackheath' arrival. Forwarded to Esher with further 1 d. red tied by London '50' numeral obliterator in black. A fine and most unusual usage. Cert. Holcombe (1984).rnProvenance: H.R. Harmers, London, 10-13 Nov. 1975, lot 1064; Collection Andrê Bollen, Heinrich Köhler, 8 Feb. 1983, lot 180. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4253 imageCrimean War 1855: 1 d. pink postal stationery envelope, up-rated with 1854 2 d. blue, plate 4, wmk. Small Crown, perf. 16 (Gi 19), a hugely off centre example showing "POSTAGE" at base, tied by "OXO" obliterator applied in Constantinople with "POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY" datestamp in red on reverse (July 16) and 'Tunbridge Wells' arrival cds (July 26) in blue. Central stain from seal but a very rare usage of the 1 d. pink stationery from the Crimea - these envelopes were never sold to the Troops and can only have been carried to the theatre of war privately - just three examples are recorded used in the Crimea, this being the sole example with a 2 d. adhesive.rnProvenance: 'Kennedy Correspondence', Harmers, London, 6 Nov 1967, ex lot 5; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1082. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

Germany

Danzig
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4254 imageCrimean War / Baltic Fleet 1855 (Nov 6): Stampless cover at Military Concession rate endorsed "Baltic Fleet, to England via Dantzig 6th Nov 55" with DANZIG cds in black on obverse (Nov 9) and charged '3' (pence) due upon receipt in manuscript. London arrival cds (Nov 13) on reverse of a scarce cover. A very late cover routed via Danzig. The 9 Nov. 1855 is the latest recorded mail in the K.L. Card Index of that routing. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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