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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

PICTORIALS, PRINTED continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1384   imageRARE RED-BROWN PRINTING BEMROSE OF DERBY "BASHFUL LOVERS" DESIGN; 5th Mar. 1860 local usage of the very rare Bemrose of Derby red-brown design envelope (light stains & small closed tear at top well clear) depicting a courting couple on a chaise-longue beneath a painting which takes the form of the 1d Red 'Stars' tied by a mainly fine "DERBY/242" Sideways Duplex. This is believed to be the only recorded usage of this attractive Bemrose design. [Ex Tony Alcock, Phillips 16 Feb. 1989, lot 330; realised £335.]Cross Reference: DERBYSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1385   imageCOMIC SEA-BATHING ILLUSTRATED WRITING PAPER USED IN 1d RED COVER EX ABERYSTWYTH; 27 June 1861 env. (toned) to London with 1d Red 'Stars' (stains) tied by very fine Aberystwyth "2" Numeral; the contents are written by a child on a small letter-sheet with a printed "Newman & Co." comic vignette entitled "Sea Side Sketches No.3" with young ladies braving the waves (suitably clad) from their bathing-machines. Rare and attractive example of comic writing paper. Cross Reference: WELSH POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£70.00
Selling...USD 91.31
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1386   imageBEMROSE OF DERBY - 1860s POLITICAL CARICATURES (IN 'DERBY RAM' PAPERS), PCs, RECEIPTS, ETC.; 1865-1914 group of items printed by Bemrose & Sons: July 1865 "THE DERBY RAM" election cartoon leaflets (3; Nos. 5, 6 & 8 - 4-page single sheets, folded; they fit album-pages well) each with large cartoons (similar in style to the Bemrose caricature envelopes of 1860-70; these being attributed to John Priestman Atkinson); matching July 1865 "Ye LITTLE RAM" booklet being half the size but with the same cartoons (stained & worn covers) - containing 10 pages (13x20 cms.) with the cartoons from the 'Derby Ram' issues nos. 1 to 9, Bemrose & Co.'s own commercial PCs (3; 1886-94) or receipts (1914 pair), and c.1920 "DERBY Chamber of Commerce" perf. label with Bemrose h.s. on back. Fascinating group of ancillary material produced by Bemrose & Co. (10 items) Cross Reference: DERBYSHIRE, PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1387   imageUNIQUE(?) 1d RED COVER WITH 'ANONYMOUS' ADDRESS MADE UP WITH PRINTED CUT-OUT WORDS; Remarkable 13 Feb. 1865 env. (slight faults at top left do not detract) sent locally from Chesterfield with 1d Red (pl. 91) tied by fine "CHESTERFIELD/186" Duplex; exceptionally addressed entirely with cut-out printed words (at crazy angles) - "Miss Bingham", "THOMAS BINGHAM", "Esq.", "STAVELEY" and "CHESTERFIELD". Presumably the words were cut from a newspaper (they have text on the reverse) and were intended to make an enclosed Valentine totally anonymous. We cannot recall having seen another 19th century letter that has been addressed in this way!Cross Reference: PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED, DERBYSHIRE, VALENTINES, VALENTINES/GREETINGS CARDS (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£70.00
Selling...USD 91.31
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1388   imageVERY ATTRACTIVE 1867 PRINTED ADVERTISING ENVELOPE: 28 Jan. 1867 env. advertising "S.B. BEAL, PICTURE & FINE ART DEALER". The printed illustration (of the area around St. Pauls Cathedral) covers the whole front area of the cover, with more extensive printed text on the reverse. Used within London bearing 1d red Pl.102 with duplex cancel. Light toning does not really detract. (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1389   image1867 COMMERCIAL PRINTED ADVERTISING ENVELOPE: 21 Mar. 1867 env. ex London to Reading bearing 1d red Pl.85 with duplex cancel. Depicts "BURGESS & KEY'S PATENT REAPER & MOWER". Some toning in places, but otherwise attractive and scarce.Cross Reference: AGRICULTURE & FARMING, HORSES (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1390   image1864 PRINTED ENV. FRONT ADVERTISING 'PITMAN' SHORTHAND: Front bearing 1d red Pl.96 with 5 May 1868 Salisbury duplex cancel addressed to Stoney Stratford, Bucks. Advertising Pitman Shorthand and defining 'Phonography' & 'Phonotypy'. (Image) Starting at £ 65

Currently...£70.00
Selling...USD 91.31
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1391   imageBREWING/DISTILLING - ATTRACTIVE PRINTED ENVELOPE: 30 Apr. 1870 printed commercial env. depicting scenes of Beer or Wine production. Addressed to Abingdon and bearing 1d red Pl. 117 cancelled by London duplex. Company name 'Barrow & Jackson embossed on flap. Fine and unusual example.Cross Reference: FOOD & DRINK (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1392   imageMINIATURE ENVELOPE & CONTENTS EACH WITH PRINTED "A" DEVICE - SENT AT 3d RATE TO FRANCE; Tiny 30 Aug. 1875 specially produced envelope (only 49mm x 42mm!) sent from London to Dieppe with three 1d Reds (all from different plates; 145, 157 & 177) squeezed onto the address side leaving just enough room for the address and tied by several "LONDON S.W" cds's; also having red London "PD" in circle on the front with 2-ring Calais entry-mark cds, but redirected on reverse to a different Hotel in Dieppe and so endorsed "V[oir] au Dos" [see on back] on the stamps. The diminutive contents (with the same purple printed "A" as on the flap of the env.) starts; "My dear Alice, A novelty writing on this absurdly small paper...". Rare thus. Cross Reference: OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, FRANCE, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1393   imagePOULTON's "BEMROSE, DERBY" IMPRINT "STEREOSCOPE" COMIC ADVERTISING COVER - UNRECORDED SIZE(?); 27 Apr. 1872 usage of the well-known "POULTON" advertising env. (opened out; corner repair at bottom left and some edge wear) to Teddington with 1d Red used as the Inn sign in a comic scene and tied by a fine "READING/635" Duplex. The tiny "Bemrose, Derby" imprint can be seen at bottom right. This appears to be the only recorded example of this longer size version (95mm x 175mm) of this famous envelope and is not recorded as such? Spectacular item.Cross Reference: ADVERTISING ENVELOPES, PHOTOGRAPHS, BERKSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1394   imageIRISH "THE CURRAGH CAMP" ILLUSTRATED WRITING PAPER USED IN 1d RED COVER WITH CAMP DUPLEX; 10/11 Oct. 1872 env. (minor edge wear) to Edinburgh with 1d Red tied by a mainly very fine "CURRAGH CAMP/455"; the contents are written by a Private Minto on a small letter-sheet with an attractive printed "I. Word, Dublin" imprint vignette entitled "The Curragh Camp" showing the large Camp buildings and church with infantry manoeuvres (overseen by 3 officers on horseback) taking place in the foreground. We cannot recall having seen a British QV Camp cancellation cover with matching pictorial contents before.Cross Reference: IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, MILITARY - CAMPS, ETC. IN G.B. (Image) Starting at £ 80

Currently...£85.00
Selling...USD 110.87
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1395   imageCOMIC WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE CARICATURE COVER PRINTED IN RED-BROWN; 4 June 1877 usage of a spectacular printed caricature cover with a haughty looking Gladstone stooping to stare (eye-to-eye) at the 1d Red which is placed on an outdoor sign-board on a stick! The 1d Red (pl.212) tied by a fine "DARLINGTON/233" Duplex with London backstamp. A rare design depicting the past (and future) Prime Minister W.E. Gladstone (who was P.M. 4 times; 1868-74, 1880-85, part of 1886 and 1892-94).Cross Reference: DURHAM (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Selling...USD 286.97
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1396   imageCOMIC "SCARECROW CARRYING STAMP" DESIGN ENVELOPE WITH ORIGINAL ENCLOSURE; Unusual 24 Sept. 1877 env. (flap lost; small closed tears at top well clear) with 1d Red tied by scarce "REPTON/215" Duplex acting as the burden of a scarecrow-like naked figure printed in black addressed to Manchester. With original anonymous contents being a poem of abandoned love; perhaps the addressee was recently married? An unusually scary design for its period, perhaps produced by Bemrose of Derby.Cross Reference: PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED, DERBYSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1397   imageATTRACTIVE PRINTED PICTORIAL ADVERTISING ENVELOPE: 27 Jul. 1883 env. from Hull to Daventry advertising "MYER'S ROYAL CATTLE SPICE, YORK" and depicting livestock. 1d lilac cancelled by Hull duplex. Cross Reference: YORKSHIRE, AGRICULTURE & FARMING (Image) Starting at £ 160

Currently...£170.00
Selling...USD 221.75
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1398   image'GLADSTONE WITH AXE EXECUTING QUEEN VICTORIA' DESIGN WITH 1d LILAC ON THE BLOCK; Dramatic 31 Oct. 1888 usage of this famous caricature env. design ("A. Page Copyright" imprint; minor wear/toning) sent to Eastbourne (fine backstamp cds) with 1d Lilac (tied by v. fine "RICHMOND/SURREY" Squared Circle) acting as the head of Queen Victoria as she kneels beside the block and a fearsome William Gladstone wields an axe above her... Gladstone was Prime Minister at this date and was famous for not always agreeing with the Queen. [Ex Tony Alcock, Phillips, 16 Feb. 1989, lot 355; realised £298.]Cross Reference: SURREY, SQUARED CIRCLES (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Selling...USD 182.62
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1399   imageQV/KEVII PICTORIAL DERBY ADVERTISING COVERS - GRAMOPHONES, ODDFELLOWS & BOOKSELLER; Diminutive 1888 wrapper with ½d Vermilion tied by Duplex sent to Frankfurt with 'stamp-like' portrait of "FRANK MURRAY BOOKSELLER" at top left, giant 1909 local env. (some wear; slightly reduced to fit album-page) with KEVII 1d x3 tied by cds's having spectacular green advert for a Gramophone shop (HMV dog and wind-up gramophones), and long 1909 local env. with KEVII 1d tied by cds with spectacular "GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS" pictorial heading having the original printed contents & accompanying letter on matching G.U.O.O. headed notepaper. Rare trio. (3 covers) Cross Reference: PRINTED MATTER, ADVERTISING ENVELOPES, DERBYSHIRE, ADVERTISING COVERS (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1400   imageILLUSTRATED QV 6d POSTAL STATIONERY ENV: 31 Jan. 1894 Regd. env. depicting the frontage of "HUGO GRIEBERT & CO.", 'Foreign Stamp Merchants. Addressed to Switzerland and uprated with addition. of 1d lilac. Very attractive.Cross Reference: SWITZERLAND (Image) Starting at £ 120

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1401   imageCOMIC 'SHOPPING FOX' (?) DESIGN USED WITH 1d LILAC FROM MATLOCK BATH; 23 July 1897 env. with cleverly printed design (resembling a hand drawn style) at right of the address (below the stamp) depicting a disreputable looking fox(?) in top hat, jacket and boots carrying a basket with chicken and eggs; addressed to Dorset with 1d Lilac tied by fine "MATLOCK-BATH" 2-ring cds. Presumably a reference to a children's story, but the source has yet to be found.Cross Reference: PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED, DERBYSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 95

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1402   imageQV 1d COIN SENT BY POST AND CHARGED 2d POSTAGE DUE (!) BY 'AUTOGRAPH KING' REGINALD BRAY; Small 23 Apr. 1899 cardboard label addressed to Reginald Bray at "Forest Hill, S.E." and attached by string through a specially drilled hole to a worn 1872 QV copper 1d coin! The Post Office decided that this was the equivalent of an unpaid letter and so charged it double the letter rate; there is a very fine "CATFORD S.O/S.E" Squared Circle on the back of the tag beside a very fine "S.E./2d." in circle postage due mark. Unique item from the collection of the eccentric Victorian collector, Reginald Bray. [Ex Angus Parker, c.1984]Cross Reference: POSTAGE DUE MARKS, SQUARED CIRCLES (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1403   imageMINIATURE FOLDED LETTER-SHEET WITH 1d LILAC (CHELMSFORD SQUARED CIRCLE) POSTED TO SUSSEX; Tiny 22 Oct. 1899 EL (only 52mm x 37mm!) sent by "Big Bruvver Charlie" to his sister in Battle (fine cds on reverse) with a 1d Lilac (perfs. round edge at right) tied by a v. fine "CHELMSFORD" Squared Circle (some smudging around address); the contents are beautifully clearly written and only cover a quarter of the sheet. Perhaps the smallest recorded folded letter-sheet?Cross Reference: ESSEX (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£110.00
Selling...USD 143.48
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.

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