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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON MAIL TO G.B. continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
461   imageUNDERPAID PRE-U.P.U. COVERS TO G.B. WITH SCARCE PLYMOUTH/BRISTOL T.P.O. "1D/B.16", ETC.; 1886-99 covers/card inc. 1886 env. ex Kimberley with 6d Lilac having "1s/-" in circle (6d deficiency + full 6d rate fine) of the Plymouth to Bristol TPO (see Wilson p.118) along with the TPO "B16" Numeral cancelling the CGH m/s "9d" claim, stampless 1889 env. ex Kimberley with London h.s. "10D/F.B", 1890 env. ex Wynberg with 4d Blue but overweight and so with v. fine scarce London "I.B./8D", 1894 env. ex K Williams Town with "T" + v. fine Plymouth to Bristol TPO "1D/B.16" and superb matching "B.16" Numeral cancelling CGH h.s. "½D" claim mark, 1891 2½d on 3d Lilac on env. with CGH h.s. "2½d" and London "5D/F.B.", c.1892 underpaid 1d PC, 1898 env. ex Colesberg with m/s "Posted Late", etc. Good variety. (10 covers/card) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS, T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS, DEVON (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £420.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON MAIL TO GERMANY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
462   imageEARLY LETTER/PRINTED MATTER RATES INC. UNRECORDED DIAMOND-FRAMED "INSUFTLY STAMPED"; 1867 env. (flap lost and faults but presentable) from Cape Town to "Prussia" with 1/- Green + 4d Blue (both with poor perfs.) tied by triangular cancels with v. fine "INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED" (of London) alongside because the rate was 1s-5d not 1s-4d (hence blue "3½" crayon claim from GB to Prussia), 29 Nov. 1872 (filing date on reverse) front of a newspaper wrapper to Hamburg "Pr. Northam R.M. Str." with 4d Blue half over the edge and tied by poor Numeral but also with very fine unrecorded diamond-framed "INSUFTLY STAMPED" and blue crayon "2", and 1877/80 pair of envs. to Frankfurt/Neisse with ½d+4d+1dx3 or 4d pair for the single 7½d rate - tied by fair Numerals of Aliwal North or Cape Town respectively. Very scarce early group. (4 items) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, GERMANY (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
463   imageVARIED FRANKINGS FOR THE PRE-U.P.U. 7½d-RATE INC. REGISTERED ENVELOPES; 1882-88 covers to varied German towns inc. trio of envs. at single 7½d rate - correctly paid with 6d Lilac + 1d Red + scarce ½d on 3d or overpaid (as so often) at 8d - 1885/6 pair at triple/double rates (overpaid ½d with 6dx3 + 2dx2 + 1d or correctly with 6x3d + 1d, and 1885/8 quartet of the two smaller size regd. envs. with two correctly paid at 7½d (½d+1d+"3" on 3dx2, ½d+3d+4d) and one overpaid ½d (2d+6d) but one most unusually only paid at the 2d rate (single 2d Brown) which appears to have been left open for inspection in Cape Town being endorsed "Old stamps only" (i.e. printed matter with Cape Town cds partly under flap). Two with red h.s. "2½d" Cape Town Accountancy marks. Good lot. (9 covers) Cross Reference : ACCOUNTANCY MARKS, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
464   imageVARIED FRANKINGS FOR THE PRE-U.P.U. 6d/4d RATES INC. REGISTERED MAIL, ETC.; 1888-90 covers all to Germany inc. 3 single 6d Lilacs (2 with red h.s. "2½d" Accountancy Marks), 1889/90 trio with 6d rates made up with 1dx2+2dx2, 4d+2d or 6x1d (all with red h.s. "2½d"), 1890 single 1/- Green (double rate), unusual May 1889 env. with single 4d endorsed "R.M.S. MExican" but charged as a Ship Letter, and an 1889 pair of small regd. env. usages with single 6d or 1dx2+6d+4d (latter with faults). (10 covers) Cross Reference : ACCOUNTANCY MARKS, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
465   imageSHORT-LIVED 3d RATE & EARLY U.P.U. 2½d RATE COVERS INC. REGISTERED; 20 Apr. 1891-1 Nov. 1892 group (5) at the short-lived (1891-2 only) 3d rate all with different frankings (one with 3d Claret, one with 1d Strip of 3, and three with 2½d on 3d surcharges - one with ½d Black & one with 2½d Pair which must have been overpaid), and 1893/8 uprated stationery pair (1893 1d pink usage with 1893 "ONE PENNY" on 2d+1d+2d, and Dec. 1898 usage of 4d regd. env. with both 2½d Blue and "2½d" on 3d surcharge - latter a very late usage). Scarce group. (8 covers) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
466   imageRAILWAY LATE FEE 6d COVERS WITH "MIDLAND T.P.O./UP" OR "T.P.O./UP" C.D.S. CANCELS; Attractive 1892/5 pair of envs. to Hamburg/Spandau at the 3d or 2½d rates but each with an additional 6d Lilac for the Railway Late fee; the first with 3x1d + 6d tied by mainly v. fine 2 Apr. 1892 "MIDLAND T.P.O./UP" cds's, the other a 2½d P. Stat. env. (slight creasing well away from stamps) uprated with 6d Lilac tied/cancelled by mainly fine "T.P.O./UP" cds's. Rare pair. (2 covers) Cross Reference : TRAVELLING POST OFFICES, LATE FEE MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
467   imageU.P.U. 2½d-RATE PERIOD COLLECTION INC. UPRATED STATIONERY, REGISTERED ENVS., ETC.; 1893-8 covers almost all with different frankings incl. uprated p. stat. envs. (4; 1dx3 - one ex Tshisa with fine scarce "77" Numerals - rated RRR by Putzel - and one 2½d) , range of regd. env. usages (7; the 2 smaller sizes inc. Sept. 1894 v. fine red Port Elizabeth "POSTED OUT OF COURSE"), and fine range of varied letter-rate frankings (inc. 6x2½d2½dx2 + 2d for Late Fee, 1d+3x½d with 1d for Late Fee, 5x½d, 10x½d, or regd. with 3x2½d+½d +1893 1d). Good study. (22 covers) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
468   imageBOOK-POST. PRINTED MATTER & POSTCARD RATES - VILLAGE P.O. CANCELS, UNUSUAL RATES, ETC.; 1892-7 covers to Germany inc. Book-post trio (single ½d on env. with octagon-framed "T/5c"front with address-label and 1/- Yellow-ochre Pair tied by Rosedale cds, and large env. endorsed "Photo only" with 3d+2½d+ 3x1893 1d's), good range of uprated P. Stat. 1d Brown wrappers (2 + 1 front with ½d Pair, 1d single of front with 1dx3) and ½d Green wrapper (with ½d but underpaid with octagon "[10]CENTIMES/T", etc. Plus 1894-8 usages to Germany of Postal Stationery letter-card with ½d + 1893 1d, uprated PCs (4; 1d Reply card with ½d ex GROOT DRINK, ½d Reply card with 1d ex O'KIEP, 1d with 3x1893 1d's - 2d Late Fee - and ½d with ½d), or plain usages of the 1½d PC (5 inc. 2 cancelled by "CAPE COLONY/OCEAN POST OFFICE" cds's, and 1895/7 pair with scarce Numerals + cds of ELIM and GENADENDAL. Good variety. (19 covers/cards) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON C.G.H. - RECTANGULARS ON MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
469   imageTO EUROPE - AUSTRIA - UNDELIVERABLE REGISTERED COVER + UPRATED POSTCARDS; Much-travelled 1883 env. (understandable wear; top right of address side lost but well clear of stamp and marks) registered to Vienna with single 1/- Green (7½d postage + 4d fee so - as often - overpaid ½d) tied by Kimberley "227" Numeral and numerous endorsements and several transit marks but returned to sender, plus attractive quartet of uprated 1891-7 usages of the ½d Postal Stationery PCs (½d Brown, ½d Green of ½d o.p. 1d Brown types) ex Cape Town (1891/2 with 1dx2 + ½d or with 2½d+½d - latter oddly overpaid ½d) or ex Port Elizabeth (1895/7 with ½d Black or ½d Green). Unusual group. (1 cover + 4 cards) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
470   imageTO EUROPE - HOLLAND - RARE "PAID-ONLY/TO ENGLAND" 2s-6d-RATE SHIP LETTER; Long 14 July 1876 env. ex Cape Town to s'Gravenhage "Per Steamer Earl King" with marginal 1/- Green Pair and marginal 6d Lilac tied (by ink smudge or through perfs.) with fine boxed "1" Numerals and red "1/-" Accountancy charge (due to GB ex CGH) as the letter was sent as Ship Letter at a multiple of the 4d rate (the Earl King was en route from Foochow to London); but the rate did not take the letter to Holland and so a London "PAID" that was struck in error was cancelled and a very fine rare "PAID-ONLY/TO ENGLAND" added with a "1/-" charge and various Dutch m/s rates (also redirected in arrival in Holland). Most attractive and unusual cover. Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS, FOO CHOW FOO (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £460.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
471   imageTO EUROPE - HOLLAND - EARLY 1s-2d RATE, UPRATED POSTAL STATIONERY, ETC.; 1868 env. (minor creasing) to Harlem (redirected on arrival) with 1d Red Pair and 1/- Green (corner fault; tied to each other and by red crayon rate) with v. fine boxed "12" Swellendam Numerals with red Handstruck "5" (Accountancy Mark?) matching the London "PAID" transit cds, fine 1892 usage of 4d regd. env. with 6d tied by SCHMID[TS] DRIFT cds, matching set of 4 1894-6 uprated usages of different 1d Pink (2)/½d/2½d P. Stat. envs. all with the same "SCHMIDTS/DRIFT" cds, 1894 usage of the 1½d PC, uprated ½d Green wrapper with ½d Black, uprated ½d env. with ½d Green ("BESTELLEN" arrival mark), uprated 1d letter-card, etc. (13 covers/cards) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
472   imageTO EUROPE - ITALY/SWITZERLAND/MONTENEGRO - 7½d-RATES, REGISTERED, NEWSPAPER WRAPPERS, ETC.; 1879-97 lot inc. attractive 1879 env. to Rome with 3-colour franking (½d+1d+6d) tied by Cape Town duplexes, 1885 usage of the small regd. 4d env. to Tuscany with the same 3-colour franking, 1896 usage of long ½d P. Stat. env. (crease etc.) to Rome with 3dx2+2½d), 1892 env. to Gallen with 3x1d's, 1897 usage of ½d wrapper with ½d Green to Bern, and 1d wrapper/½d on 1d PC pair to Montenegro (first uprated with 2x½d, the other with diamond "[10]CENTIMES/T" mark. (7 covers/cards) Cross Reference : ITALY, MONTENEGRO, SWITZERLAND, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £170.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
473   imageTO EUROPE - SWEDEN - MULTIPLE FRANKINGS INC. REGISTERED & LATE FEE; Fine 1889 env. regd. to Gothenburg with 6d+4d tied by East London Numerals (6d rate + 4d Late Fee), 1891 env. regd. to Stockholm with 2½d on 3d Lilac Strip of Six + 1d Red tied by poor Kimberley Numerals, 1892 env. (stained) to Rotebro with 3-colour franking (2½d on 3d+1d+½d; 1½d overpaid?) and 1893 env. to Gothenburg with 1d on 2d Brown + 3x½d Black.Scarce destination from CGH. (4 covers) Cross Reference : SWEDEN, REGISTERED MAIL, LATE FEE MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
474   imageTO EUROPE - FRANCE, FINLAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, ESTONIA, HUNGARY & LATVIA; 1872-98 covers inc. 1872 to Denmark with 2x1d + 2x4d (further stamp removed), 1882 to France (6d+1d+ scarce ½d on 3d, 1889 to France with 4d+1dx2, fine 1891 usage of regd. env. to France with 3d, 1892 usage 1d P. Stat. PC (neat drawing of W. Gladstone on message side!) to Belgium, 1892 with single 2½d on 3d ex Kimberley to France, 1893/4 1d P. Stat. wrappers trio to Denmark/Finland/Belgium (first with 1d on 2d, last with octagon "[10]CENTIMES/T"), large 1893 env. (faults) regd. to Denmark with 2s-2½d franking, 1894/5 regd. env. usages to Finland/Romania, 1897 pair of uprated 1d Pink env. usages to Hungary (regd.) or Russia, etc. Good variety. (18 covers/cards) Cross Reference : BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, ROMANIA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
475   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - CANADA - DOUBLE 7½d-RATE COVER TO N. SCOTIA, UPRATED LETTER-CARD, ETC.; 1887 env. to Yarmouth NS ex Cape Town with 1/- Green + 3d Pale Claret tied by Squared Circles (almost Missent to Norfolk when in London), 1892 env. (corner faults) to Ontario ex Cape Town "Per Grantully Castle" with 2½d on 3d + 1d Pair tied by dotted cogwheel d.s., and 1897 usage of 1d Letter-card uprated with 1d+½d ex "Nanti [Mission?] Station, Utinegua Mountain" cancelled in George.. Scarce destination from CGH. (3 items) Cross Reference : CANADA, POSTAL STATIONERY, NOVA SCOTIA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
476   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - DOUBLE 1s-8d-RATE COVER ORIGINALLY ENCLOSING "$35 IN GOLD"; Spectacular 8 July 1867 env. (closed tears at top clear of stamps) from Cape Town to Philadelphia "Per S[teame]r Saxon(?) via England" franked for the 3s-4d rate by 4d Blue Strip of Three and single + 1/- Green Vertical Pair all tied by very fine "1" Duplexes, having London (17 Aug. cds + "+" in circle Inspector's Mark on the front) and Philadelphia (29 Aug. backstamp) transit marks. With original contents (brother to brother) incl.; "I now hand you the Bonds of Ex[change] for £1,000 and $35 in Gold to serve in case of need.", which explains the above half ounce rate. Rare example of gold sent in a letter from CGH to USA. Exhibition Item. Cross Reference : GOLD/MINING, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £400.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
477   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - SINGLE 1s-8d PACKET-RATE COVER FROM CAPE TOWN VIA G.B.; 19 June 1867 env. (minor wear) from Cape Town to Philadelphia "Per Mail S[teame]r" franked for the 1s-8d rate by 4d Blue (2; one with faults) + 1/- Green tied by mainly very fine "1" Duplexes, having London (24 July cds on the front) and Philadelphia (h.s. "5" Delivery charge-mark and 5 Aug. backstamp) transit marks. With original contents (brother to brother). Cross Reference : TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Image)

Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
478   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - SINGLE 1s-0d SHIP LETTER RATE COVER FROM CAPE TOWN VIA G.B.; 3 Aug. 1867 env. from Cape Town to Philadelphia "Per S[teame]r via England" franked for the 1s-0d rate by 4d Blue (3) tied by very fine "1" Duplexes, having red "PAID/LONDON SHIP LETTER" cds (7 Sept.) on the front with Philadelphia h.s. "5" Delivery charge-mark (matching 18 Sept. backstamp). Scarce Ship Letter rate cover and attractive. [Ex Hope.] Cross Reference : SHIP LETTERS, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
479   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - UNDERPAID (4d FOR 1/-) SHIP LETTER RATE COVER VIA G.B.; 10 Aug. 1869 env. (CGH US Consulate imprint) from Cape Town to Philadelphia "Per Private Ship" but only franked with 4d on 6d Lilac tied by v. fine Cape Town Numeral (fine cds alongside) and hence with London v. fine rare "PAID-ONLY/TO ENGLAND" and "INSUFFICIENTLY/PREPAID" marks on the front. There are mainly v. fine red "SHIP-LETTER/LONDON" (17 Sept.) and black "PHILADELPHIA/RECEIVED" (30 Sept.) cds' om the reverse; on delivery a "2c" charge was paid. Rare Underpaid Ship Letter. Cross Reference : TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, SHIP LETTERS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £420.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
480   imageTO NORTH AMERICA - U.S.A. - SINGLE 1s-4d PACKET-RATE COVER FROM CAPE TOWN VIA G.B.; 4 Dec. 1875 env. from Kimberley (faint cds on front) via Cape Town and London (11 Jan. 1876 cds) to Boston franked for the relatively short-lived 1s-4d rate by 1d Red (4) + 1/- Green (the 1d's well tied; the 1/- with tiny corner fault - latter appears tied) with mainly fine 'feather' cancels (associated with the Diamond Fields some what earlier than 1875), with Boston 26 Jan. 1876 arrival cds on the front. Attractive cover at this elusive rate that was only current 1874-6. Cross Reference : TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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