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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

G.B.P.H. COLLECTIONS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1324   image1684-1840s STAMPLESS GROUP: A small box containing a 1684 E to London with fine "IA/12" Bishop mark, though strength is in Essex inc. rare H-rated squat-oval "PAID/at/CHELMSFORD" plus "BRENTWOOD/18" on 1828 EL, "Maldon/Penny Post" on 1832 E and oval "PAID/1d/CHELMSFORD" on 1845 env. all D-rated; Yorks. inc. "CATTERICK" on c1780 E to London and Hull boxed "TOO LATE" on 1830 E; Suffolk inc. Ixworth, Woodbridge and Newmarket Penny Post marks on Es. Mixed condition. (100+) (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1325   imageLATE QV-KGVI MIXTURE: A small box containing a mix of covers inc. 1890 Jubilee printed cover used to Brighton, 1911 regd. env. to Berlin with ½d KEVII in combination with 2d QV jubilee & 2d QV stat. cut out, KEVII-KGV PPC range, some slogan interest mainly KGV period, KGVI inc. 1940 stamp centenary set FDC (2, inc. 2½d with retouch to neck), etc. Much is of Essex flavour. (100+) Cross Reference: ESSEX (Image) Starting at £ 55

Currently...£55.00
Selling...USD 71.74
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1326   imagec1880-1900 GROUP OF MAIL - Binder containing mostly 1d lilac or ½d vermilion/blue-green frankings, inc. unusual 1896 ½d brown wrapper to Sunderland uprated to 2d with ½d vermilion (3), a few advert. covers inc. 1897 wrapper from 'F. Hodgson & Son, Leeds' used to Louth, 1899 PC from Switzerland sent unpaid so taxed 2d, etc. (c110 items) Cross Reference: ADVERTISING COVERS (Image) Starting at £ 55

Currently...£120.00
Selling...USD 156.53
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1327   imageTWO-PENNY POSTMAN & "P.O. SUNDAY TRADING" STREET-BALLADS + 1d RED TIME-CLOCK COVER, ETC.; Pair of rare c.1830 printed ballads (both with "BIRT" printer of London imprints; overall toning) entitled "Mr. WALKER The Two-Penny Postman" ((86x230mm; ref. an amorous newly-wed wife!) or "THE POST OFFICE SUNDAY TRADING" (165x228mm; anti-P.O. Sunday work with woodcut of postman). Plus fine 28 Dec. 1871 env. (opened out for display) ex Portsmouth with 1d Red and a flap with printed blue embossed clock-face with "A.M." and "P.M." either side and "TIME WHEN POSTED" beneath with De La Rue imprint (very few recorded examples) and small 1726 vellum deed with 2s-6d Blue embossed Tax Stamp and early GR Cypher label. (4 items) Cross Reference: POSTAL REFORMS, HAMPSHIRE, REVENUES, PICTORIALS, PRINTED (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£65.00
Selling...USD 84.79
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1328   imageFREE FRANK ABUSE + QV MIX INC. ½d ON "QUEEN's 1/-" COVER, COMIC XMAS + SAVINGS BANK 1d LILACS; 1833-81 covers inc. 1833 ELs pair franked ex London/Exeter by Charles Buller (famous for his Canadian work in 1838) but written by his wife to his daughter (one ref. sea swimming), 4m 1d Red (pl.42) EL ex Exeter, 1879 usage of regd. env. with 1d Red ex York, 1877 printed Royal Marines EL confirming a recruit's having paid £1-2s-0d to avoid being recruited after he took "the Queen's 1/-", 1879 env. to Canada (contents ref. sea bathing) with 2½d Pair, 1881 PO Savings Bank sheet (stains) with 12 unused 1d Lilacs, and curious 1900 Bright & Son Xmas card with 'dissected' 1d Red above "THE VALUE OF THIS STAMP HAS FALLEN"! Eclectic lot. (8 items) Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, MILITARY, SOMERSET (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1329   imageRARE ORIGINAL FOLDING 'CIRCULATION OF LETTERS' POSTAL MAP - WYLD'S MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES; c.1836 large folding linen-mounted map (opening out to 900 x 750mm with 15 15x25cms sections; having the original label - some wear - on reverse) showing all the routes of 'Mail Coaches, Riding Work and Foot Posts' marked in the three different colours; plus with small separate inset maps of the Penny Posts of Manchester, Newcastle under Line and Bristol. With contemporary watercolour lines marking out the seven different P.O. Surveyors' areas, with their names written in ink - Messrs. Louis, Stow, Neal, Rideout, Churchill, Karstadt and Fletcher. Very fine & fresh condition showing huge detail of almost every non-metropolitan P.O. and Receiving House in England and Wales. The only copy of this superb map that we can recall having seen. [Ex Cavendish/Messengers auction, 1 Nov. 2000, lot 738; realised £200.]Cross Reference: MAPS, WELSH POSTAL HISTORY, BRISTOL, LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 100

Currently...£650.00
Selling...USD 847.86
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1330   imageMAINLY QV LOT INC. LIGHTHOUSE SEAL, UDCs, ACHILL IS. PP LABEL, G&A PKTS (WITH 2 TO FRANCE), ETC.; 1846- 1911 covers/cards inc. 1846 1d Link with distinctive 2-ring "MOUNTSORREL" UDC on back, 1852 E with 1d Red having red wax "CAIRNRYAN LIGHTHOUSE" Keeper's seal (to D & T Stevenson, the lighthouse engineers in Edinr.), 1868 1d Red env. with v. fine "EXETER/285" Creswell Duplex, 1901 1d Lilac env. with v. fine G&A PKT "COLUMBA" cds on back, rare 1903 unstamped Achill Island PP label with "DUGORT" cds, 1907/11 PPCs pair to France both with different types of G&A PKT "COLUMBA" cds cancels, etc. Plus a KGVI/QEII bundle of PPCs ex offshore British islands. (c.52 covers + 1 PP label)Cross Reference: SCOTLAND, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, SHIP LETTERS, CANCELLATIONS (Image) Starting at £ 95

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1840s CANCELLATIONS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1331   imageYORK DISTINCTIVE MALTESE CROSS ON 1d RED COVER ORDERING 200 LEECHES TO BE SENT BY POST!; 26 Aug. 1842 EL from York to London with very nearly 4m 1d Red tied by a very fine Distinctive York Maltese Cross with a fine blue "MICKLEGATE/YORK" alongside the stamp and a matching "YORK" cds on the reverse; the contents concern leeches to be sent by post; "...send me 200 Best Spotted Pond Leeches, Good Size & Healthy per Post; the last you sent me were not at all healthy and bled a great deal, which I did not at all like; you will oblige me [by] being particular about this lot... [P.S.] I lost a great many." Plus 17 Oct. 1842 E from York to Hartlepool with a near 4m 1d Red tied by a very fine /normal' York MX. Good pair. (2 covers)Cross Reference: 1841 1d REDS, MEDICAL, YORKSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
LONDON NUMBERS IN MALTESE CROSS CANCELLATIONS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1332   imageNUMBER 2 ON ALBINO 1d PINK & NUMBER 12 ON SUNDAY COVER - Oct. 1843 1d pink (albino print: embossed only without pink ink, filing creases) to Maidstone cancelled with very fine strike of the No. 2 MX; and 4 June 1843 env. franked with three margin 1d red tied by No. 12 MX (unusual on a single 1d) and with red scalloped SUN[day] and BASINGSTOKE cds alongside and ringed red 'C' on the back for Charing Cross Sunday mail. Attractive and unusual uses. (2) Cross Reference: POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., 1841 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1333   imageSCARCE NUMBER 4 - THE LAST DAY - 16 May 1844 legal-size E (partly split, creases) to Henley franked by 1d red strip of three, RH-RJ plate 40 each stamp with three margins, apparently paying the 1oz rate plus late fee (or possibly a 2oz rate with a missing stamp?), tied by No. 4 MXs. The only known example of the last day for this scarcest numbered cross. Cross Reference: 1841 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 240

Currently...£240.00
Selling...USD 313.06
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1334   imageNUMBERS 6 & 7 - THE LAST DAY - 16 May 1844 E to East Grinstead with four margin 1d red (surface damage) cancelled with No. 6 MX and London cds across the flap; and 16 May 1844 part E (front and one flap) to South Molton franked with three margin 1d red tied by fine No. 7 MX and Charing Cross ds on the back. Rare last day uses. (2) Cross Reference: 1841 1d REDS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 160

Currently...£170.00
Selling...USD 221.75
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1335   imageNUMBERS 10 & 11 - ON REDIRECTED COVERS IN THE LAST MONTH - 10 May 1844 env. to Limerick with three margin 1d red tied by No. 10 in MX then redirected to Dublin unpaid, and 14 May 1844 EL to Newcastle [on Tyne] with three margin 1d red cancelled with No. 11 in MX then redirected to Darlington with "Long Benton/Penny Post" and "Too Late" paid "1" in cash. Interesting duo, late in the numbered cross period. (2)Cross Reference: REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL, DURHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND, LIMERICK (Image) Starting at £ 110

Currently...£120.00
Selling...USD 156.53
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1336   imageNUMBER 11 - LAST DAY OF USE - E to Newcastle-on-Tyne franked with three margin 1d red and tied by No. 11 in MX, partly indistinct London cds on the flap clearly showing "16" and Newcastle cds confirming May 1844. Four are known. Cross Reference: NORTHUMBERLAND, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£65.00
Selling...USD 84.79
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1337   imageNUMBER 12 - FIRST DAY OF USE - 1 Apr. 1843 (part Charing Cross ds on a flap, datelined 1 Apr.) to RYE (cds receiver for 2 Apr.) franked with three margin 1d red (filing crease) tied by No. 12 MX (unusual on a single 1d), used on the first day of the third tranche of numbered crosses; two are recorded. (Image) Starting at £ 150

Currently...£150.00
Selling...USD 195.66
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
AIRMAILS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1338   imageNORTH EASTERN AIRWAYS, BEA COMET FLIGHTS, HELICOPTER MAIL, ETC: 1938-60 collection incl. 3 N.E.A. First Flights (Perth, Leeds, Bradford), BEA Helicopter First Flights June 1948 various East Anglian routes (10), various 1960 Comet 1VB & Comet 4B First Scheduled Flights and other 1950s BEA flights, the covers bearing BEA Airway Letter Service labels. (c.30 covers) (Image) Starting at £ 38

Currently...£38.00
Selling...USD 49.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
SHIP LETTERS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1339   imageLIVERPOOL - "LIVERPOOL/EXEMPT SHIP" ON 3d-RATE "CONSIGNEES" COVER REF. IRISH FAMINE AID EX U.S.A.; 15 May 1847 EL from New York to the "Secy. to Central Committee of Society of Friends" in Dublin endorsed "Pr. Stephen Whitney" and "Consignees" on the front and so having a very fine rare "LIVERPOOL/EXEMPT SHIP" mark and m/s "3[d]" (Consignees Letter rate) on the front, also with fair boxed "LIVERPOOL/SHIP" d.s. on reverse. The contents refer to the goods sent along with this letter; "508 barrels Corn Meal... an additional offering on the part of the inhabitants of Louisville Kentucky and its vicinity, and is intended for gratuitous distribution under your good care & direction, among the suffering poor of Ireland...". Rare mark and important historical contents. Cross Reference: TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LANCASHIRE - LIVERPOOL, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1340   imageLIVERPOOL - H.S. "3" REPLACED BY H.S. "8" IN "CONSIGNEES" COVER REF. IRISH FAMINE AID EX U.S.A.; 19 June 1848 EL from New York to the "Secys. to Central Relief Committee Society of Friends" in Dublin endorsed "Consignees" on the front and so having a very fine rare Liverpool h.s. "3" mark (filing fold) on the front, but this was crossed through and replaced by a v. fine matching h.s. "8" (the regular Ship Letter rate); presumably this was because the ship's name had not been endorsed on the front of the letter. Also with partly fine boxed "LIVERPOOL/SHIP" d.s. on reverse. The contents (headed "P Ship Andrew Foster") refer to the goods sent along with this letter; "40 barrels of Bread Stuff, say 23 Blls Flour & 17 Blls Indian Corn..." and are signed by "James Reyburn, Treasurer, Irish Relief Com[missio]n." A matching Irish Famine cover to the previous lot which was correctly endorsed on the front with the ship name and so successfully qualified for the 3d Exempt rate.Cross Reference: POSTAGE DUE MARKS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1341   imageSOUTHAMPTON (MAINLY) - 1801-1906 COVERS EX DOMINICA, JERSEY, ETC. - 1802 E with partly v. fine scarce oval-framed "Ship Lre/[Crown]/SOUTHAMPTON" on the front, 1827 E ex Le Havre with fine blue downward step-type on the back, 1844/5 EL from Jersey or Guernsey to London or Bristol "via Southampton" each with 1841 1d red tied by 723 or 324 numerals and "SOUTHAMPTON/SHIP-LETTER", 1848 E (edge wear etc.) to Cornwall charged "1/6" with fine blue "PACKET LETTER/SOUTHAMPTON". Plus 1815 EL (faults) Guernsey to London with mostly fine twin-boxed 'WEYMOUTH/SHIP-LETTER' on the front. (11). Cross Reference: DORSET, HAMPSHIRE, ALDERNEY POSTAL HISTORY, GUERNSEY POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
RAILWAY MAIL
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1342   imageLONDON INVERTED TRIANGULAR MISSORT MARKS - binder with the mostly 1903-1916 collection on pages, a variety of marks all numbered and virtually all on PPCs, 17 from overseas and the remainder inland. (60) Cross Reference: PICTURE POSTCARDS (Image) Starting at £ 48

Currently...£190.00
Selling...USD 247.84
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1343   imageMIXED DESTINATIONS - inc. 1863 env. London to Turin with 6d lilac plate 3, 1865 stampless EL to Spain paid "6" cash, attractive 1869 EL to 'Kurrachee' with 1/- green plate 4 and 1d red plate 122 plus very fine oval "SEA POST OFFICE" on the back, 1870 env. to Boulogne with 1d red plate 121 strip of three, and attractive 1872 EL to Rouen with 6d buff plate 11 and 1d red plate 123. Also four 1830s-50s French or Italian local mail. (14)Cross Reference: INDIA, PAKISTAN (Image) Starting at £ 110

Currently...£120.00
Selling...USD 156.53
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.

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