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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY continued...

ORKNEY ISLANDS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1544   imageSTROMNESS - COASTAL STEAMER RATE TO EDINBURGH WITH BLUE OVAL "SHIP LETTER/LEITH" D.S.; Colourful 23/26 Aug. 1837 EL (authorising advertising for the sale of property) from "Stromness" to Edinburgh endorsed "P. Sovereign Steamer" with a faint boxed "STROMNESS/818 - E" mileage mark on the flap and a very fine blue oval-framed "SHIP LETTER/26 AU 2837/LETTER" d.s. on the front; charged 8[d]" - the reduced 'Coastal Steamer' rate between British ports (introduced as a result of Postal Reformer Robert Wallace's campaign in 1835), and then "9[d]" to include the 1d rate from Leith to Edinburgh. Rare example of this special 8d Steamer rate from Orkney and of Exhibition Quality.Cross Reference: POSTAL REFORMS, SHIP LETTERS (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Selling...USD 130.44
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
WELSH POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1545   imageABERYSTWYTH (+MONTGOMERY) PRESTAMP LOT - MISSENT, MORE TO PAY, U.P.P. 'SHIELD' "PAID/1d", ETC.; 1749-1848 stampless covers to/from Aberystwyth inc. 1749/65 pair of ELs to London each with fair or fine "MONT/GOMERY" (nearest PO before 1772) & fine Bishop Mark (first with return address by "Salop Post, Montgomery bag"), 1791 EL to London with partly fine "ABERYST/WITH" and m/s "More to pay 1s/-" (faint "Crown" mark), 1794 EL ex London to Cardigan with fine "ABERYST/WITH" (crease) on flap and endorsed "Mift. to Aberystwith" in red on front, fine pair of 1801/2 Inn receipts, boxed mileages (213 + 234), 1836/7 local pair (inc. printed contents ref. Harbour repairs), 1845/7 pair with fine or fair rare Shield-framed UPP "PAID/1d" marks(creases), etc. (29 covers, 2 receipts & 1 letter)Cross Reference: POSTAGE DUE MARKS, MISSENT MAIL, UNIFORM 1d POSTAGE PERIOD, SHROPSHIRE (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1546   imageABERYSTWYTH - OFFICIAL PAPERS & LETTERS REF. THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE 1840 POSTMASTER; Remarkable small archive of 1839-43 papers relating to the sad case of Postmaster Josiah Evans' bankruptcy (following embezzlement of PO funds?); part printed privately carried local Jan 1839 EL seeking tenders for the "Newtown to Aberystwith" "MAIL COACH CONTRACT", 1 June 1840 cash-paid EL ex Lampeter Postmaster ref. 'lost' £5 Money Order that should have been been paid out by Evans, large printed 1 July 1840 "Deputy Postmaster's Bond" (made out for - and solely signed by - Josiah Evans; his solicitor's retained file copy?), Nov. 1840 battered bailiff's' form listing items to be seized from Evans (rebacked - at the time? - with unused printed P.O. "MONEY ORDER ADVICE" EL, 12 1841-3 Official Paid ELs from London PO officials chasing the c.£200 debt sent to Evans' lawyer and his guarantors (one noting that the Earl of Lisburne had already withdrawn his guarantee!), Mar. 1841 official partly printed PO "QUARTERLY ACCOUNT CURRENT" showing the debts (inc. £2-10s-9d for "Stamps transferred" as a credit), June 1841 cash-paid EL from Evans in "Jail Cardigan", and Apr. 1842 PO "Remittance Letter of Acknowledgement" EL ex London. Extraordinary lot showing that Uniform Penny Postage had not made Postmasters any more honest! (19 items)Cross Reference: POSTAL ORDERS (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6)

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Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1547   imageABERYSTWYTH - QV/KEVII LOT - TOO LATE, RARE MISSENT, EARLY SKELETON, T.P.O.s, ETC.; 1841-1915 covers/cards inc. studies of "2" Numerals (inc. 19 May 1844 - EKD?) & Duplexes, 20 June 1841 1d Red EL with mainly fine "ABERYSTWITH/+" Skeleton d.s., printed unposted 1845 EL with unused 3m 1d Red and printed "MANCHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CONTINUATION AND WELSH JUNCTION" heading, 1852 1d Pink uprated with 1d Red (v. near 4m) cancelled/tied by "2" Numerals with rare Aber "Too Late" on the top flap (closed tears just affect mark), large part 1854 env. with 1d Red 'Stars' from Cardigan to Welshpool with only known boxed tiny-type h.s. "Missent to/Aberystwith" (matching cds on flap), 1851 EL (contents ref. accusation of poisoning a mother with tea...!) with 2 partly fine blue TREGARON UDCs, 5 1901/13 PP labels, and range of "SHREWSBURY & ABERYSTWYTH S.C." T.P.O. cancels (1884 env. + 12 PPCs + 2 fronts & some pieces). Good lot. (47 covers/cards, 43 pieces, 5 labels, 2 fronts, 1 receipt & 2 letters) Cross Reference: MISSENT MAIL, LATE FEE/TOO LATE MAIL, T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS (Image) Starting at £ 160

Currently...£280.00
Selling...USD 365.23
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1548   imageABERYSTWYTH/WELSHPOOL - 1d BLACK COVERS SHOWING FEB. 1841 CHANGE FROM RED TO BLACK MXs; 12 Feb. 1841 EL to Aberystwyth with 1d Black (Pl.6; OG - 3m) tied by a very fine red MX with matching "WELSHPOOL" cds nicely placed on lower flap; plus small env. [23 Feb. 1841; pencil date on reverse] to Stroud with 1d Black (Plate 5; LK - 4m but with rubbed top right corner) tied (by clear indentation) by fine black MX with matching v. fine "ABERYSTWITH" UDC on side-flap (opened up for display). Good pair showing that black MX ink was introduced in Wales in about mid-February. (2 covers) Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS, 1840s CANCELLATIONS (Image) Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Selling...USD 169.57
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1549   imageABERYSTWYTH - LOCAL COVER WITH TWO 1d BLACKS TO NEARBY VILLAGE OF LLANILAR; 19 Apr. 1841 EL (detailed lawyer's account receipted as paid) to "Rev Peter Felix... Llanilar" with two 1d Blacks (Plate 5, DF & IL; IL almost 4m, DF huge margins on 2 sides but slightly into on others) tied by fair black Aberystwyth MXs with matching mainly fine "ABERYSTWITH" UDC on lower flap. Unusual 1d Blacks cover sent barely 3 miles. Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS (Image) Starting at £ 100

Currently...£120.00
Selling...USD 156.53
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1550   imageRARE PRE-1800 FANCY EMBOSSED LETTER-SHEET EX DUBLIN - PLANS FOR ELOPEMENT, ETC.; Remarkable 1 Feb. 1798 EL (some worn folds etc. from frequent reading, but complete) from Dublin (faint part Bishop Mark) to Exeter charged "8[d]" written on fancy coloured embossed paper - a yellow frame to an embossed border with a fancy cartouche at the top (quiver of arrows, snakes, oak twigs, etc.). One of the earliest recorded postally used British pictorial letter-sheets. Fascinating contents written by "M.A.G." [Mary Anne Gandon, daughter of the famous Dublin architect James Gandon, 1742-1823] to Lieut. Robert Annesley [son of Earl Annesley] telling him that she could not elope to England with him unless they were firstly secretly married in Dublin. “My being Married in England would never vindicate my leaving Dublin ‘unmarried’…”. She tells her lover to get leave from the Army, to take a boat from Bristol and find a secret location in Dublin for the marriage by special licence. Plus privately carried c.1 Mar. 1798 EL to Annesley from a Dublin friend who has arranged for the marriage with full instructions; “...be punctual at the house (2 o’clock). Your friend can order your chaise again ½ past 2 o’clock at this door. The Rings I suppose you have remembered… I enclose a size”. The secret wedding duly took place on 12 Mar. 1798. With 22 Sept. 1825 letter (no wrapper) from the happy couple's son (James Annesley) to his German fiancee with amusing tales of aristocratic high life around Ireland. (3 letters) Cross Reference: PICTORIALS, PRINTED (Image) Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Selling...USD 260.88
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.
1551   image19th/20th CENTURY FOREIGN MAIL; Range with 1859 env. to Nantes franked 4d tied by neat Belfast duplex, 1861 env. to New Brunswick franked QV 6d Lilac tied by faint Wexford duplex, 1879 env. to Paris franked 1d pair + single tied by Drogheda duplexes and with Slane cds on rear, 1901 QV 1d PC to Algeria with Cork cds on front, 1928 5d reg. env. to France uprated 1d and with Dublin reg. label on front, 1942 env. to Montreal franked 3d (3) + 2d (3), with airmail label and censor tape at left & right and 1931/50 envs. (4) to Lyon franked 2d, 2d + ½d, 2½d or ½d all underpaid with French p.dues affixed, three with framed "T/10" h.s. on front. (10 covers) Cross Reference: OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, POSTAGE DUE MARKS, POSTAL STATIONERY, Q.V., IRISH POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 55

Currently...£55.00
Selling...USD 71.74
Closing..Mar-10, 01:00 AM EST.

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