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WORLDWIDE STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ROBERT JOHNSON - BOER WAR PERIOD MAIL TO OVERSEAS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
521   imageLETTER-MAIL TO G.B. - REGISTERED, O.H.M.S., ROUND-WORLD COVER, "PARCEL" H.S., ETC.; 1899-1902 covers with a good range of rates & usages inc. Apr. 1902 transit env. ex GSWA (2½pf Blue with "UKAMAS" cds); selection of regd. mail inc. fine "IMPERIAL TRANSPORT SERVICE" imprint env., 1900/1 pair ex Mafeking with s. line "REGISTERED" (one oddly overstruck on matching "PARCEL" struck in error), 3d+6d on large env. ex Potfontein; 1901 scarce "GRIMSBY & PETERBORO/STG.TENDER" arrival cds), colourful (tho' battered) 1901 env. ex GB to Egypt/CGH/Japan & back with numerous stamps of the different countries, 1900 perf. Union Jack label, 1900/1 OHMS pair with oval "ON POSTAL SERVICE/[Arms]/CGH" cachets, etc. Good variety. (65 covers) Cross Reference : GERMAN COLONIES, SOUTH WEST AFRICA, REGISTERED MAIL, T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
522   imageLETTER-MAIL TO OTHER COUNTRIES - CHINA, AUSTRALIA, WEST INDIES, N. AMERICA & EUROPE; 1899-1902 covers (many registered) with a wide range of destination countries inc. China (stampless OAS env. - some wear - ex Mafeking to Shanghai, redirected to "CHUNGKING" with "ICHANG" and other backstamps), 1900 regd. to Barbados, OHMS AR env. to US (in transit when War started) with superb oval purple RLB/CAPE TOWN d.s., 1901 orange censor label (to US), regd. to NZ, NSW, B. Guiana, Western Australia, Canada (2), Malta, 1900 Round-the-World (GB/NZ/Mexico/CGH/India!), Holland (2; scarce WILLOWMORE censor+label and with RIEBEEK WEST cds + "4" barred circle cancel), Russia, Denmark, Switzerland, etc. Good lot. (51 covers) Cross Reference : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, BARBADOS, CHINA (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £600.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
523   imagePOSTAL STATIONERY USAGES TO OVERSEAS - REGISTERED/PLAIN ENVELOPES, POSTCARDS, ETC.; 1899-1902 collection inc. (mainly uprated) letter-cards (7 CGH + 1 GB; to Germany, Austria, France or GB - latter with GB ER resealed label endorsed "Perforations torn off in posting office" at Edinburgh), regd. envs. (16 in 3 sizes; to GB or Germany - with CGH values up to 6d) or envelopes (21; to USA, GB or Europe - inc. Gibraltar - with several regd., one underpaid, etc.). Good variety of cancels and frankings. Attractive lot. (44 covers/cards) Cross Reference : MILITARY - BOER WAR, POSTAL STATIONERY, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £190.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
524   imagePARCEL RATES, NEWSPAPER/BOOK-POSTS & PRINTED MATTER (INC. ADVERTISING COVERS); 1899-1902 lot inc. 3 Parcel tags to GB with CGH 4s-6d (ex Maclear - 4x1/- + 6d), 2s-9d (ex Kimberley with 3x1d + 5x6d; regd.) or 8d (ex Mafeking with 4dx2; regd.) rates, large parcel piece at 1s-6d rate (ex Norvals Point with 1/- + 3d + 2½d + ½d), large parcel piece with CGH "BRITISH & FOREIGN PARCEL POST" label with London CGH transit label, good range of advertising covers (15; some pictorial), and scarce group of printed matter/book-post/newspaper-rate items. Scarce group. (25 items) Cross Reference : ADVERTISING ENVELOPES, PARCEL POST LABELS, MILITARY - BOER WAR, NEWSPAPERS/NEWSPAPER STAMPS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
525   imagePOSTCARD RATES - PICTURE & POSTAL STATIONERY - CENSORS (SCARCE), VARIED CANCELS, ETC.; 1899-2 range inc. 4 1d Red P. Stat. cards with printed pictures back or front (to Jamaica, Western Australia, St. Thomas or GB), odd overpaid 1900 PPC to Vienna (½d+1d+2x6d!), 1d on 1½d P. Stat. PC to Russia, trio of uprated OFS "VRI/½d" PCs to GB, useful very early PPCs (from 1899), 1900 uprated ½d Green PC with ½d to India, and 6 cards to various countries with censor marks (scarce on PCs). Good lot. (35 cards) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY, PICTURE POSTCARDS, MILITARY - BOER WAR, MILITARY - CENSORED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
526   imagePOSTAGE DUE/INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS (MAINLY TO OVERSEAS) INC. FRENCH/DUTCH P. DUE LABELS, ETC.; 1899-1902 covers/cards mainly underpaid with P. Due marks; inc. 1902 trio with arrival P. Due labels of Holland (2; 10c Pair or 5c) or France (50c), 1901 to GB with Cape Town h.s. "TAX" struck in error, 1901 ex Natal with Cape Town "ADVERTISED/AND/UNCLAIMED", 1902 boxed "POSTED LATE" of Grahamstown, and range of CGH h.s. Numerals; "1d" (4 on internal mail), "2d" (6; to/from Rhodesia/ORC/Transvaal and 1 ex GB), "3d" (to Germany), "5D" (ingoing unpaid ex Holland) or "6D" (1899 to Rhodesia). Plus 11 covers to GB all with London "I.S"/"F.B" h.s. charge-numerals (inc. 29 June 1901 pair to same address with OFS o.p. ½d Pair - charged 1d - or with GB 2d - no charge in GB - both with Middelburg "T" marks cancelled with blobs in GB). Good variety. (31 covers) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, RHODESIA/ZIMBABWE, NATAL, NETHERLANDS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
527   imageINGOING/TRANSIT MAIL - VICTORIA TO B. C.A./EAST AFRICA, TO MAFEKING SIEGE, EX JAPAN & S.W.A., ETC.; Unusual 1899-1902 group of covers/cards inc. remarkable Jan./Apr. 1900 env. (opened out) from Australia (Victoria) to "Freretown East Africa" via Cape Town, L. Marques, CHINDE (cds tying rare usage of the VR/OFFICIALLY OPENED..." label there) & Zanzibar; plus Oct. 1899 env. ex GB to Mafeking (held during siege & returned), Nov. 1899 PC ex Japan, much-travelled 1900 env. ex Ireland with "ADVERTISED" purple bilingual "Not called for" etc., and 1902 pair of envs. ex German SWA to GB with KEETMANSHOOP/UKAMAS cds's & Cape Town censors. Unusual lot. (10 covers/cards) Cross Reference : VICTORIA, BRITISH EAST AFRICA, GERMAN COLONIES, SOUTH WEST AFRICA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £440.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON - POST-BOER WAR MAIL
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
528   imageLETTER POST (MAINLY TO OVERSEAS) INC. REGISTERED, T.P.O.s, 1920s AIRMAILS, ETC.; 1902-33 covers/cards (all but 8 being KEVII period, 1902-10) inc. mail to Tasmania (7 inc. 5 regd.), Canal Zone (regd.), Curacao, NZ (regd.), Syria (regd.) & USA (3, all regd.), GB (6 inc. 5 regd.) and Europe (inc. Sweden, Belgium, etc.; some regd.); plus 1904 front to GB endorsed "Per travelling post office special fast train to Cape Town" with 6x1d's tied by v. fine 2-ring "MIDLAND/T.P.O. 1" cds's), and 7 internal covers. The 1914-33 group inc. 1914 stampless POW env.and 1925/9 Airmail trio. (54 covers + 1 front) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, TASMANIA, PANAMA AND CANAL ZONE, TRAVELLING POST OFFICES (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
529   imageREGISTERED MAIL (ALMOST ALL REGD. ENVS.) MAINLY TO OVERSEAS INC. 8s-11d RATE WITH 5/- VALUE; 1902-10 collection of used registered envelopes and three plain covers regd.; latter incl. to Brazil and a remarkable large part env. - opened out - at 8s-11d rate regd. to US with 5/-, 1/- (3), 6d, 2½d, 1d(2) & ½d ex Port Elizabeth; the group of the 3 sizes of regd. envs. (mainly to overseas) to a huge range of places inc. Madeira, Sweden (2), India, Tasmania (2), Brazil, Finland, Hungary, B. Bechuanaland, etc. Plus regd. receipt for letter to Russia. Difficult lot to assemble. (41 covers + 1 receipt) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY, REGISTERED MAIL, BRAZIL, TASMANIA (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £200.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
530   imagePOSTCARD RATES - OVERSEAS/INTERNAL INC. P. STAT. - TO DAHOMEY, HAWAII, AZORES, MEXICO, ETC.; 1902-10 cards collection with good proportion of postal stationery types, also scarce PPCs; destinations incl. Dahomey (1903; via Gold Coast), Argentina (2), Mexico, Hawaii (stained), Azores, Finland, Sierra Leone, etc.; cancels incl 2-ring 1904 "WESTERN/T.P.O. 4" and many smaller village cds's, 6 CAPE COLONY/OCEAN POST OFFICE cds's, and maritime transits incl. 1905 SOUTHAMPTON/PACKET LETTER cds and 1903/4 pair of PAID/LIVERPOOL/COL. PACKET cds's, etc. Plus unused KEVII ½d PC with price-band. Good lot. (64 cards) Cross Reference : POSTAL STATIONERY, PICTURE POSTCARDS, GOLD COAST/GHANA, MARITIME MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £420.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
531   imagePRINTED MATTER RATES INC. ADVERTISING COVERS, REGD. BOOK-POST, PPCs TO BOLIVIA, ETC.; 1902-10 collection of covers/cards inc. long internal 1903 regd. "BOOK POST" wrapper, fine 1903 pair of PPCs to Bolivia, pair of PPCs to Stamboul, good range of commercial advertising envs./cards (inc. "Montagu Hot Baths", Newspapers, food, theatre, cigars, farm animals, etc.), several newspaper wrapper usages (one to Mauritius), postal stationery, etc. (32 covers/cards) Cross Reference : ADVERTISING ENVELOPES, BOLIVIA, REGISTERED MAIL, POSTAL STATIONERY (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
532   imageINSTRUCTIONALS - REPOSTED, STOPPAGE FEE, MISDIRECTED/SENT, CLOSED, UNSTAMPED, POSTED LATE, ETC.; 1902-13 range with (mainly handstruck) instructional markings (plus a few related cds's) inc. 1908 v. fine Kimberley purple boxed "UNCLAIMED/AT COUNTER", 1906 fair purple boxed "Misdirected to PAARL....LOWER PAARL", fine 1910 Cape Town purple boxed "STOPPAGE FEE", 1905/7 pair of mainly v. fine boxed Cape Town "REPOSTED", partly fine 1907 East London "CLOSED AGAINST/INSPECTION", 1913 PPC (stains) with very late usage diamond-framed Cape Town "UNSTAMPED", fine 1907 Kimberley boxed "POSTED LATE", 1908 env. to "Aberdeen Road Station" but missent to "ABERDEEN" (cds) in Scotland, fine to v. fine boxed "OFFICIALLY RE-DIRECTED" (6; Wellington, E. London (2), Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Worcester, etc. Plus Oct. 1902 Reply-paid telegram form with slip with "C.T.O./CAPE TOWN" cds, etc. (21 covers/cards + 1 form) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
533   imagePOSTAGE DUE MARKINGS - DISALLOWED REVENUE, AUSTRALIAN/US P DUES, "TAX", NUMERALS, ETC.; 1902-10 covers/cards inc. unusual Jan. 1903 env. to a policeman (!) with large 1d Revenue tied by SPRINGBOKFONTEIN cds but with m/s "2d" charge, 1907/8 envs. pair to Tasmania/US with Australia 1d P. Due or 3xUS 2c P. Dues; a good range of Handstruck charge-numerals incl. "½D" (2, each with boxed "REPOSTED"), "1d" (10 of varied types inc. distinctive local ones, one in purple, etc.), "2d" (1906 ex Australia), "2½d" (1906 ex Germany) and "3d" (1904 ex Switz.); 1908 Alfred Docks "TAX", Durban "T/10c" in oval (2), Cape Town octagon-framed "T" marks (5c, 15c, 25c & 2x 30c), etc. Good lot. (28 covers/cards) Cross Reference : POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS (Image)

Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
534   imagePICTURE POSTCARDS COLLECTION - P.O.s, MAIL SHIPS, LIVELY STREET-SCENES, BULLOCK TRAINS, ETC.; c.1899-1910 collection in 2 black ring-clip albums; mostly larger towns incl. very good street-scenes (with trams, market, flower-sellers, etc.), a few Post Offices, several bullock-trains, buffalo-ferry, railways stations, mail-steamers, politically incorrect series of 'comic' cards, and much more. Seemingly mostly used and so dated. Good nucleus for further expansion. (141 cards) Cross Reference : PICTURE POSTCARDS, MARITIME MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
535   imagePOST OFFICE FORMS, STAMP-RELATED CIGARETTE/TRADE CARDS, OFFICIAL ENVS., WAY-BILLS, ETC.; Black ring-clip binder containing c.1902-10 range of unusual & interesting items with a good selection of philatelic-theme cigarette cards all relating to CGH, two used way-bills for letters from Cape Town/P. Elizabeth to Heilbron ORC, 1905 "PAID LETTERS/FOR/LIVERPOOL" bundle-skip with Uitenhagen cds, 1907 regd. PO AR env. to Germany, Cape Town GPO Controller's Office oval d.s. on env. regd. to US, 1906 regd. cover to GB with purple crowned "CIRCULATION DEPT./CAPE TOWN/OFFICIAL FREE" d.s. (3xKEVII 2d's), 1905 "TELEGRAM" env. with 1d Red, 1906 "PARCEL POST" receipt with 1d Red, large 1904 piece (usual faults) with Parcel declaration label & 3d+6d, etc., etc. Huge variety. (62 items) (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
536   imageINTERPROVINCIAL USAGES OF C.G.H. STAMPS OR OTHERS IN C.G.H. - REGD. OVERSEAS, INLAND - ETC.; Red ring-binder containing 1910-34 covers/cards (vast majority 1910-3) incl. a good range of in-period (1/7/1910 - 31/8/1913) Interprovincial usages (40) with uprated registered envelopes or p. stat. wrappers, Transvaal/ORC/Natal usages in CGH, etc. inc. some commercial mixed issues (Apr. 1911 to Japan, Feb. 1911 Official long env. to Holland, Jan. 1912 long env. regd. ex Cape Town, Aug. 1913 uprated CGH letter-card with CGH/Transvaal to France) and a whole range of single frankings or uprated stationery; plus a smaller range (7) of later Interprovincial usages, and other later items (20 covers/cards + 1 reg. receipt) with late usages, mixed Colonies/S. Africa frankings, etc. Good lot worthy of further expansion. (67 covers/cards + 1 receipt) Cross Reference : SOUTH AFRICA, POSTAL STATIONERY, REGISTERED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £200.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
ROBERT JOHNSON - INGOING MAIL TO C.G.H.
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
537   imageMAIL EX G.B. - PRESTAMP, QV FRANKINGS, P.O. O.H.M.S., POSTAGE DUES & 1819 P.O. ACT; 1809 E (sider-flaps removed) ex "Admiralty" (London) with oval "SHIP LETTER[Crown]/C.G.H." and red m/s "6/-" charge ("Per Clorinde"), fine 1819 original P.O. Act ref. the new India Letter rates, unpaid 1859 env. by S.S. "Dane" charged "1/-", sad 1863 pair of envs. (stamps torn off) with many cds and mainly v. fine red boxed London "SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/WITHOUT A REASON/FOR NON-DELIVERY" on reverse, 1868/80 pair with 5c 1d Reds or a 6d Grey (Naval rate ex Ireland & regular 6d rate ex Scotland), 1871/80 quarter of OHMS PO covers (inc. "Money Order Advice" imprint)and 1898/1908 quartet with P. Due "5D" (2) or "1½d" or POSTE RESTANTE cds (1908). (15 items) Cross Reference : OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS, INDIA, P.O. ACTS OF PARLIAMENT (Image)

Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £140.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
538   imageMAIL EX HOLLAND OR GERMANY - REGISTERED RATE, RED "BRITISH/FOREIGN", ETC.; 23 Oct. 1857 env. (faults) with "EXP. MOERDYK" cds but with an address apparently written by the P.O. (in French); "This letter is misdirected and intended for Cape Town; it is originally from England or Cape Town actually having reached us pr. Dutch Steamer: how is that?" - a mystery - with varied rates a red London "BRITISH/FOREIGN" overstruck by boxed Cape Town "TO PAY" and backstamps of London and Cape Town; plus colourful 1872 cash-paid env. regd. from Berlin to Cape Town via London, and 1897/1905 PCs pair ex Germany with Cape Town h.s. "3d" or "1D"+"½D". (4 items) Cross Reference : REGISTERED MAIL, REGISTERED MAIL, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £130.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
539   imageCOVER EX G.B. ADDRESSED TO "DR. LIVINGSTONE EXPEDITION" VIA CAPE TOWN; Remarkable and very fine 5 May 1848 small env. sent from London with fine 3-ring blue "ADMIRALTY/[Anchor]/C.H. PENNELLY Ch[ief]. Cl[er]k." cachet and "S.W." authorising initials as well as a very fine red crowned London Official Mail "PAID" cds and a red m/s "1" (credit due to CGH); there is a very fine red Cape Town transit backstamp (10 June) and the letter would then have been forwarded to the Expedition (which was at this time already on the Zambezi) overland from Cape Town. It is addressed to the Expedition's official Geologist, "Mr. Richard Thornton", and is recorded in Robson Lowe's 1959 article in the 'London Philatelist' (p.36). Another cover to Thornton, but stamped and addressed to him on the Kilimanjaro Expedition in 1861 realised £3,220 in Cavendish's 20 June 2012 auction (lot 511). [Robson Lowe found a total of only nine ingoing covers to Thornton on these Expeditions in 1959; Robert found this one on eBay as a bargain in 2017!] Attractive and Important cover addressed to this famous Expedition. Exhibition Quality. Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, NAVAL MAIL, OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, PORTUGUESE COLONIES (Image)

Starting at £ 1,000

SOLD for £2,400.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.
540   imageTRANSIT MAIL TO MAURITIUS/ORANGE FREE STATE + EX NAVAL SHIP AT SEA WITH G.B. 6d STAMP; 1852 EL (toned) cash-paid from GB to Mauritius (oval Packet Letter d.s.) "Per Queen of the South via Cape of Good Hope", 1869 env. ex HMS Peterel to GB with Cape Town cds's (5 Jan.) on the front along with an overstruck "PAID/DEVONPORT/CAPE PACKET" cds and so the GB 6d Lilac is tied by a very fine "250" Devonport Numeral, and scarce 1874 OHMS stampless env. ex GB to "Post Office, Bloemfontein, O.F.S." charged "4" on delivery with Colesburg and Bloemfontein cds's. (3 covers) Cross Reference : NAVAL MAIL, G.B USED ABROAD STAMPS & COVERS, ORANGE FREE STATE/RIVER COLONY, MAURITIUS (Image)

Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Sep-07, 01:00 PM EST.

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