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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON INTERNAL MAIL continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
441   imageMAIL TO TRANSVAAL - TO GOLDFIELDS, T.P.O. C.D.S., UNDERPAID, RANGE OF REGD., ETC.; 1887-98 covers/cards all from CGH to Transvaal inc. good range of 1892-8 registered mail (12; mainly uprated regd. envs., but inc. 1d Pinks etc.; good variety of rates & frankings), 1889 long env. with block of 6 1d's on back beside "TRAVELLING PO/DOWN" cds, 1887 env. with 1d(2) to "Barberton, Kapp Gold Fields", 1895/7 underpaid pair charged "4" (one with v. fine Joburg "DEBIT" mark), etc. (23 covers/cards) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, TRANSVAAL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON MAIL TO G.B.
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
442   imageEARLY SHIP/PACKET LETTER RATES INC. 1d LATE FEE (REDIRECTED IN G.B.) ETC.; 1862-5 envs. (2) + front at 1/- Packet rate; unpaid 1862 front with superb Devonport arrival h.s. "1s/-" and 1864/5 envs. with single 1/- Greens - one with v. fine red "PAID/DEVONPORT/COL. PACKET" cds; plus attractive 2 Apr. 1867 env. (Ship Letter by Diamond Line) ex MOWBRAY (oval d.s. on front) to Kent with 4d Blue + 1d Red (for Late Fee; torn) tied by barred and redirected triangles with red h.s. "2d" (crossed out in GB) redirected with scarce Gravesend Handstruck "1" in black. (3 covers + 1 front) Cross Reference : SHIP LETTERS, DEVON, KENT, POSTAGE DUE MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
443   imageSINGLE 1/- PACKET RATES TO G.B. WITH VARIED FRANKINGS - ONE EX "DIAMOND FIELDS"; 1867-72 covers (6) to GB at the 1/- Packet Rate with 17 June 1867 ex Cape Town with 4d Blue strip of three (cut perfs. at right), 1869 env. ex "HEIDELBERG" (double-arcs cds on back) with 4d on 6d Lilac Pair + single just tied by poor triangles (having fair red "PAID/DEVONPORT/COL. PACKET " cds alongside, and 4 single 1/- Green franking envs. ex "BEDFORD" (fine oval 1869 d.s.; stamp creased & parts flaps lost), Cape Town (2; 1872 - latter "Per S Roman") or "DIAMOND FIELDS" (battered 1871 env. with partial oval d.s. on front). (6 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
444   imageSHIP LETTER RATE (4d OR 8d) COVERS TO G.B. WITH H.S. "2d" OR M/S "4" ACCOUNTANCY MARKS; 28 Nov. 1870 env. (creasing etc.) ex Cape Town to London with 4d but oddly without ship name and having red "+" mark matching the h.s. "2d" Accountancy Mark, 1 Mar. 1872 env. (corner repair barely detracts) ex Port Elizabeth to London "Per. S. Medway" at double rate with 4d Blue pair and red m/s "4" as well as "SHIP LETTER" d.s. of Liverpool & London, and 19 July 1872 env. ex Newlands to Cumbria "Per Gothland" with single 4d, red h.s. "2d" and London Ship Letter cds. Good trio; much scarcer than 1/- Packet rates. (3 covers) Cross Reference : SHIP LETTERS, ACCOUNTANCY MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
445   imageSHIP & PACKET LETTER RATES - VARIED 4d, 8d & 1/- RATE FRANKINGS; 1873-75 covers inc. 1873/5 trio with single 1/- Greens (1873 with unusual "POST RETIEF" oval d.s. as cancel - stamp creased - and 1875 ex Port Elizabeth or Kimberley - latter battered with 'feather' cancel), 1875 pair at 1/- Packet rate but with 3x4d Blues ex RONDEBOSCH or HOPETOWN, and 1874/5 Ship Letter pair ex Uitenhagen or Fort Beaufort with 4d Blue single or pair (latter with red crayon "4" Accountancy mark). Good group. (7 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
446   imageDONALD CURRIE'S CASTLE LINE - CORRECTLY ENDORSED 4d-RATE COVERS; 1873-6 covers all correctly endorsed by Currie Line/Ships to GB with well tied single 4d Blues ex Claremont (Nov. 1873 "Pr Walmer Castle"), ex Cape Town (3x 1875/6; 2 by SS Windsor or Edinburgh Castle, 2 with fine red "2d" Accountancy Marks) or ex King Williams Town (1875). Good group. (5 covers) Cross Reference : MARITIME MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
447   imageRARE "CAPE PACKET/PLYMOUTH" C.D.S. ON 6d SHIP LETTERS INC. "HENDRIKS KRAAL" OVAL D.S.; 16 June 1877 env. (opened out for display) to Edinburgh at the new (since 1 July 1876) 6d Packet Letter with 4d Blue + 1d Red Pair tied by barred triangles with very fine matching rare "HENDRIKS KRAAL" oval d.s. on the reverse beside a very fine and equally rare "CAPE PACKET/PLYMOUTH" cds (12 July). [Illustrated in Putzel, vol. 4, p. 41.] Exhibition Quality. Plus 29 Sept. 1876 env. (minor wear) ex Port Elizabeth to Glasgow with tied 6d Lilac (rounded corner) having a very fine rare "CAP PACKET/PLYMOUTH" cds (28 Oct.) on the reverse. (2 covers) Cross Reference : SHIP LETTERS, MARITIME MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £460.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
448   image6d-RATE PACKET LETTERS TO G.B. INC. PAIR WITH RARE PANMURE C.D.S.s (ONE WITH "111" NUMERAL); 1876-9 covers all to GB at the 6d Packet rate inc. worn 1876 env. to Manchester with 6d Lilac (wrinkled) unusually tied (just) by "KIMBERLEY" cds alone, 1879 env. with 1d Reds Pair + 4d Blue tied by Cape Town Numerals, 1877/8 pair to York each with 6d Lilac tied by Numerals (one fine "111" and one unclear) matching the rare fine to v. fine "PANMURE" cds's alongside, 9 Sept. 1879 env. to Glasgow endorsed "Warwick Castle" (castle Line ship) with 6d Lilac tied by Cape Town Duplex, etc. (6 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
449   imageSOLDIER's 1d CONCESSION RATE COVER FROM CAPE TOWN TO IRELAND; 14 Oct. 1879 env. (some closed tears affect endorsement at top but well clear of stamp) headed and countersigned for a private of the"The Buffs 2nd B[attalio]n" at "Cape Town" with a Cape Rectangular 1d Red tied by a very fine Cape Town Duplex with a "BELFAST" arrival backstamp (8 Nov.). Good example of this elusive Concession Rate. Cross Reference : MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £400.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
450   image6d-RATE PACKET LETTERS TO G.B. INC. "3" AND 3D SURCHARGES, CASTLE LINE COVERS, ETC.; 1880-1 covers inc. 1880 ex Grahams Town with tied 3d on 4d Blue Pair, 1880 ex Port Elizabeth with 6d Lilac "per Balmoral Castle", attractive Jan. 1881 env. "Per RMS Grantully Castle" with scarce Tall "3" on 3d Pair (10 times scarcer than the Short 3 type) tied by fine Cape Town Duplexes, 1881 pair of envs. with Short "3" on 3d Pairs (tied by fair KIMBERLEY Squared Circle or Grahams Town "3" Numeral), and Dec. 1881 Cape Town env. with plain 3d Pair. (6 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
451   image1880s PACKET-RATE COVERS TO G.B. AT 6d/4d RATEs (INC. FIRST MONTH OF THE 4d RATE); 1881-8 covers inc. a wide range of 6d-rate frankings/towns with; single 6d Lilacs (4) ex George (2 inc. 24 Mar. 1882 being late use "G" o.p. Griqualand stamp), Simons Town (stains) or Worcester; unusual 19 Aug. 1881 env. with 6x1d Reds tied by very fine rare Palmietfontein "239" Numerals, 3d Claret Pairs 4; ex Stellenbosch, Rondebosch, Wynberg or Grahamstown), and 5 with mixed 1d/2d/4d combinations (ex KWTx3, Cape Town or "PEELTON" (fine cds + 358 Numeral); plus Oct./Nov. 1888 pair at 4d rate ex "KEI BRIDGE" or Simonstown. Also an odd 1886 env. with c.1916 Red Cross label where a stamp was lost. (17 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
452   imageMILITARY MAIL - 1d CONCESSION RATE + METHUEN COVER EN ROUTE TO STELLALAND; 24 Feb. 1885 env. (closed tears along top affecting heading clear of stamp; slight stains) headed & countersigned for the 1d Concession Rate for a Lance Corporal in the "Northampton Regt., Cape Town" with 1d Red tied by mainly v. fine Cape Town Squared Circle; plus 5 Jan. 1885 env. (overall creasing and closed tears) from Col. (the future Lord) Methuen (pcopy - as usual for this correspondence - of part of the letter with the signature included) to London with 6d Lilac tied by "325" Numeral and v. fine "ORANGE RIVER STATION" cds, written when he was with his Methuen Field Force troops en route to Stellaland. (2 covers) Cross Reference : MILITARY, MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, STELLALAND (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
453   image4d PACKET RATE COVERS TO G.B. INC. T.P.O. 6d LATE FEE, SMALLER P.O. MARKS, ETC.; 1888-91 collection of covers mostly at the single 4d rate inc. Feb. 1889 env. ex Kimberley (firm's cachet) to London at 10d rate (4d Packet + 6d TPO Late Fee) with 2x1d + 2x4d tied/cancelled by mainly fine scarce "T.P.O./UP" cds's, and Nov. 1889 pair at double or quadruple rates ex Grahamstown with 8x1d Reds or (most unusual) 4d Blue + 1/- Green; the others all at single 4d rates inc. 1888 with 2d Brown Pair (ex KEI BRIDGE), 1888/9 trio with single 4d's (one with "G" Griqualand o.p. late use ex Port Elizabeth), and 4x1d's (6) inc. "HEY RIVER/EAST" cds with v. fine "349" Numerals (cover stains etc.), DONNE cds cancels, MIDDLE DRIFT cds beside triangle cancels and one by "Grantully Castle". Good lot (13 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
454   imageU.P.U. RATES OF THE 1890s - VARIED FRANKINGS, ADVERTISING COVERS, SMALL P.O.s' MARKS, ETC.; 1891-8 collection of covers to GB mainly at 2d/5d rates but inc.c.1891/6 env. & front at ½d (Printed Matter) or 8d ("Book Post") rates, 1892 ex East London with 2½d + Late Fee 2d, 'wasted ½d' Oct. 1891 env. with 3x1d's, 1891 pair ex "PEDDIE" (cds's), 1892 trio with 1891 "2½d" o.p. single (2) or Pair, 1892/3 quartet with "ALICE" cds as well as triangular cancels, 1894/9 quartet with stamps tied by Numerals but with cds alongside (CERES, ENON, MOUNT or TSOLO), etc. Good lot. (36 covers + 1 front) (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
455   image1890s POSTAL STATIONERY USAGES TO G.B. - VARIED FRANKINGS AND CANCELS; 1892-9 covers/cards to GB inc. uprated 1d Letter-card, uprated ½d (4) or 1d newspaper wrappers (one of each being endorsed "3 newspapers" with 2x1d's + ½d or 3x1d's), uprated ½d on 1d PCs (2), plain usages of the 1d PCs (3 inc. 1898 with PHOKWANI cds), uprated 1d Pink envs. (5 inc. NAAUWPOORT or TOISE/RIVER cds's), uprated ½d env. and 1895 usage of 2½d Olive-green env. Good lot for further expansion. (20 covers/cards) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
456   imageREGISTERED MAIL TO G.B. BEFORE & AFTER U.P.U. INC. VALUES TO 5/-, ETC.; 1877-99 covers all registered (ex Cape Town and with tied stamps unless otherwise stated) to G.B. inc. 1877 env. with 2x1d Blue + 2x4d Blue for the 10d rate (6d postage + 4d fee), 1885 env. with 2x2d Bistre + 3x 4d Blue (double 6d rate + single 4d fee), 1885 env. with 2x6d Lilac (?2d Late Fee with 10d rate), 1885 env. (to stamp dealer) with 3-colour franking (6d Lilac + 2x1d Red with fault + 2d Brown) for correct 10d rate, 1890 usage of 4d regd. env. (to stamps dealer) with 4x2d Browns for correct double rate, 1894-8 quartet with colourful UPU frankings (6½d rate x2 + 1s-2d rates, 1896/8 being ex Kimberley/K Williams Town), and 1897 OHMS (reduced & small corner repairs) env. with set of 11 different values from 1d to 5s-0d tied by squared circles. (10 covers) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
457   imageREGISTERED MAIL TO G.B. WITH U.P.U. "2½d" SURCHARGE FRANKINGS; 1891-3 quartet of envs. ex different POs with all-different frankings for UPU rates incl. at least one 1891 "2½d" on 3d Lilac surcharges for UPU rates; 3x½d Black + 2x 2½d on 3d Pair ex Cape Town, spectacular 1892 ex Port Elizabeth with 2½d surcharge with 4x1d Reds, 1892 ex Kimberley with 4x "2½d" surcharges + 2d Brown (latter wrapped round edge) and 1893 2½d surcharge Pair with 4d ex Grahamstown (with late usage h.s. "REGISTERED"). Scarce group. (4 covers) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
458   imageREGISTERED POSTAL STATIONERY USAGES TO G.B. WITH VARIED U.P.U.-RATE FRANKINGS & CANCELS; 1895/9 pair of 1d Pink envs. uprated with 4d Blue + 4x1893 1d's or 2½d Blue + 3d Magenta (ex Grahams Town or Cape Town); plus good range of regd. envs. (13; the 2 smaller sizes) with range of frankings (to 1/- value) for UPU rates ex Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn, Simons Town, Coerney (Sept. 1899) or Emfundisweni (Mar. 1898). Good lot. (15 covers) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
459   imageUNDERPAID PRE-U.P.U. COVERS WITH SCARCE PLYMOUTH/BRISTOL T.P.O. "8d" IN CIRCLE, ETC.; 10 July 1870 env. (edge wear etc.) from "TARKASTAD" (fine scarce oval d.s. on reverse, beside v. fine "PLYMOUTH/.SHIP LETTER" cds) with 4d Blue tied by Numeral (2d deficiency from the 6d rate) and having erroneous m.s. "6d 1/4d to pay" (deleted in Cape Town) and m/s "5d" (accountancy claim by CGH) and so with v. fine Plymouth "8d" in circle (2d deficiency + full 6d rate fine; probably used on the Plymouth to Bristol TPO; see Wilson p.118); plus similar 4 June 1890 env. (some edge wear) ex Cape Town with single 4d Blue but overweight and so with the same black "8d" in circle (used on the TPO; also having the "4d" CGH claim mark cancelled by the TPO's "B16" Numeral) but for 4d deficiency plus 4d fine. Remarkable pair. (2 covers) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS, SHIP LETTERS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
460   imageUNDERPAID PRE-U.P.U. COVERS TO WITH SCARCE PLYMOUTH/BRISTOL T.P.O. "10d" OR "1s/-" IN CIRCLE; 30 Nov. 1883 env. (edge wear etc.) from Port Elizabeth with 2d Bistre tied by v. fine Squared Circle (4d deficiency from the 6d rate) and having m/s "7[d]" (accountancy claim by CGH) and so with v. fine rare Plymouth "10d" in circle (4d deficiency + full 6d rate fine; probably used on the Plymouth to Bristol TPO; see Wilson p.118), then redirected; plus 23 Aug. 1886 env. (minor edge wear) ex Kimberley with 6d Lilac (tied by faint Squared Circle; slight wrinkle) but overweight and so with black "T" and m/s "9d" (CGH Claim) which has been deleted by the "B16" Numeral of the Plymouth to Bristol TPO with superb matching "s1/-" in circle also struck on the TPO (see Wilson p.118). Good pair. (2 covers) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE MARKS, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS, DEVON (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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