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THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - GB USED IN MALTA - OTHER POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
661   imageMAIL TO MALTA VIA EGYPT; Jan. 1862 ladies env. (top rear flap missing) to H.M.S Foxhound (Malta or Elsewhere) franked 6d + 1d (2) tied by three strikes of the A25 duplex on arrival. Rear datelined at Corfu and sent via Egypt with (French PO in) "ALEXANDRIE/EGYPTE" cds on front. The franking apparently ignored and rated '1/-' (double for unpaid letter) on front. Very unusual example of naval mail. Cross Reference: NAVAL MAIL, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, EGYPT, IONIAN ISLANDS (Image) Starting at £ 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 11:50 AM EST.
662   imageITALIAN MALTA-PALERMO SHIPPING LINE; Pair with Jan. 1865 reduced & defective E to Naples franked 4d pair tied by A25 duplex with circular "MALTA-PALERMO/PIROSCAFI/ITALIANI" d.s. on rear plus Feb. 1865 EL to Malta ex Palermo franked Italy 40c tied by "PALERMO-MALTA/PIROSCAFI POSTI/ITALIANI" d.s. with additional strike on front and another on a loose stamp. Good pair showing the service in both directions. (2 covers + 1 stamp) Cross Reference: ITALY, SHIPS/SHIPPING (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:51 AM EST.
663   imageCONCESSION MAIL TO ENGLAND WITH CONTENTS; 16 Nov. 1866 env. (with contents re: family estate) to Wiltshire franked 1d Red Pl. 89 tied by A25 duplex. Headed From No. 1147 Pte J.Scott 1st Batt 8th the Kings Regt.and counter-signed by Commanding Officer at left. Redirected to Bath without charge and with Bath cds on rear. Ex Francisco (1989).Cross Reference: INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £160.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:52 AM EST.
664   imageNAVAL MAIL GROUP; Range with Dec. 1872 env. to England franked 6d (wing margin) tied by barred oval "P" Foreign Branch cancel with Portsmouth cds on rear. The front endorsed 'Mr Farrell' the Chief Boatswain on the Lord Clyde and in Malta before his transfer to H.M.S Hibernia [Ex Osborn], 1895/96 envs. to England franked 1d Lilac strip of three with "F.B/8" bars cancels or 2½d tied by London cds and with H.M.S Melita insignia on rear flap and 1901 mourning env. to Montreal franked 1d Lilac with matched contents on H.M.S Ophir letterhead. (4 covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, NAVAL, NAVAL MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 11:52 AM EST.
665   imageCONCESSION & CIVILIAN RATE PAIR; May and Nov. 1874 envs. to the same addressee in Birmingham franked 1d Red tied by A25 duplex and headed From M.Sullivan Chief Carp's Mate/H.M.S Lord Warden Malta and countersigned below or franked 6d + 1d (2) tied by A25 duplex and endorsed 'via Italy' at top. (2 covers) Cross Reference: ACCOUNTANCY MARKS (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:53 AM EST.
666   imageNAVAL TROOPS CONCESSION MAIL; Pair with Jan. 1875 defective env. to Scotland franked 1d and tied by A25 duplex From No. 183 Pte Andrew Allen 72nd Highrs H.M.S Euphrates and countersigned at left, and a June 1875 env. to London franked 1d tied by A25 duplex endorsed From W Townsend Seaman at Besika Bay Turkey and countersigned at left and from H.M.S Sultan guarding the Dardanelles during the 1876/78 Balkan Wars. (2 covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY, MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, TURKEY (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:53 AM EST.
667   imageCONCESSION RATES FROM DIFFERENT SHIPS; Pair with Mar. 1877 env. (defects at base) to Scotland franked 1d tied A25 duplex and From J.McQueen E.R.A.H.M.S Alexandra and endorsed by the Commanding Officers at left and Aug. 1880 toned env. to London franked 1d Venetian Red tied by A25 duplex From A E Williams H.M.S Condor Malta with Commanding Officer endorsement at left plus two PPC's depicting HMS Alexandra. (4 items) Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, NAVAL MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:54 AM EST.
668   imageCYPRUS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE AT MALTA; Trio with 1877/78 envs. to London each franked 2½d QV and tied by A25 duplexes and each with 'THE INNISKILLINGS" insignia on the rear flap, troops en route to Cyprus plus a 1899 envs. to Malta franked Austrian PO in the Levant 1pi on 10kr tied by Candia cds from British Troops and a few other items. (7 covers, 2 cards + 2 prints) Cross Reference: CYPRUS, AUSTRIA, MILITARY (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £600.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:55 AM EST.
669   image1d UNSEALED RATES; Pair with 25 Dec. 1879 unsealed env. to Messina franked 1d Red Pl. 171 tied by A25 duplex and 8 Sep. 1881 env. to West. Australia franked 1d Venetian Red tied by A25 duplex. Small faults but rather uncommon concession rates to overseas. (2 covers) Cross Reference: PRINTED MATTER BY POST, CHRISTMAS/RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £500.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:56 AM EST.
670   imageQV NAVAL MOURNING ENVELOPE; 4 May 1901 printed env. (few defects) 'QUEEN VICTORIA'S/CHERISHED MEMORY/JACK/WILL EVERMORE REVERE' depicting a Union Jack and fancy framed stamp placement at top left. Addressed to Saltash and franked 1d Lilac tied by "LONDON" foreign branch cds. All examples of this type are believed to originate in Malta. Cross Reference: PICTORIAL ENVELOPES - PRINTED, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:57 AM EST.
THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - GB USED IN MALTA - POSTAL STATIONERY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
671   imagePOSTCARDS TO ITALY OR ENGLAND; Quartet with Dec. 1875 1¼d PC to Plymouth with A25 duplex cancel, Nov. 1881 1d PC to Turin with A25 duplex cancel, Nov. 1883 1d PC to Genoa with two disinfection slits on front and with 'A25' duplex and June 1888 1½d + 1½d Reply-card used to Repton and with Malta duplex on front and with intact reply-half to Fort Manuel with Repton duplex and Malta arrival cds on front and scarce thus. (4 items) Cross Reference: POSTAL STATIONERY, DISINFECTED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:57 AM EST.
THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - GB USED IN MALTA - 1d MILITARY CONCESSIONS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
672   imagePREPAID & UNPAID RATES TO WALES & SCOTLAND; Pair with Dec. 1855 env. to Glasgow from J.B.Carmichael Seaman/On Board H M Ship Rodney Malta with Commanding Officer's endorsement below. Franked 1d Red pair with London cancels i.e. the unpaid rate as British stamps were unavailable in Malta at this time and a double rate applied to mail not transmitted by the PO plus Mar. 1860 env. to Cardiff franked 1d tied by A25 duplex headed From John Smith on board Her M.S/Neptune Malta with Commanding Officers endorsement below. (2 covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 11:58 AM EST.
673   imagePAID & UNPAID 1d LILAC FRANKINGS; Pair with Feb. 1882 env. to Birmingham franked 1d Lilac tied by A25 duplex From M.Sullivan Skilled Shipwt H.M.S Euryalus Malta and countersigned by Commanding Officer at lower left and Jan. 1885 defective env. to Leicester from Sgt J Bush Det of 2/Leics S.S.Hankow apparently posted in Malta unpaid with Malta cds on front and a 1d franking subsequently added and cancelled by the "F" oval (Parmenter type G1) Foreign Branch (London) and with "T" and "2d" p.due marks applied - double rated as considered unpaid. Latter ex Satin. (2 covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, POSTAGE DUE MARKS (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 11:58 AM EST.
THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - GB MAIL TO MALTA
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
674   imageVIA MARSEILLES RATES; Quartet with 15 July 1853 EL to H.M.S. Bellerophon franked 1/- Embossed (cut-to-shape) and 1d Red tied or cancelled by Faringdon numerals, 16 May 1857 env. to H.M.S. Centurion franked 4d pair & 1d Red ex Totnes and 11 Aug. 1859 and 10 Jan. 1861 envs. to H.M.S. Hannibal or H.M.S. Agamemnon each franked 6d ex Gosport or Bridgewater. (4 covers) Cross Reference: OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS (Image) Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:58 AM EST.
675   imageMAIL TO THE BRITISH FLEET; Range with 18 Mar. 1864 printed env. (few defects) 'per Overland Mail via Southampton' optd 'VIA MARSEILLES' (unusual thus) to H.M.S. Phoebe franked 6d + 1d (late fee) ex London, 30 Nov. 1875 env. 'via Italy' to H.M.S. Swiftsure franked 4d tied by Dublin duplex and a short-lived rate, Mar. 1876 env. to H.M.S. Swiftsure franked 1d pair + ½d ex Dublin redirected to H.M.S. Malabar Portsmouth and 1891/99 envs. franked pair 1d + ½d and 1d ex Sutton or Portsmouth to H.M.S. Australia or H.M.S. Terrible. (4 covers) Cross Reference: LATE FEE/TOO LATE MAIL, OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, REDIRECTED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 AM EST.
676   image1d MILITARY CONCESSION RATE; Unusual 13 May 1893 mourning env. (with anchor & chain embossing on flap) to the Army Service Corp franked 1d Lilac tied by Pembroke Dock duplex. Rather uncommon example of inwards concession mail. Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, MOURNING ENVELOPES, WELSH POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £80.00
Closing..Jun-02, 11:59 AM EST.
677   imageMULTI-REDIRECTED MILITARY CONCESSION MAIL; 16 Nov. 1896 env. (mild crease, slighty dusted) to H.M.S. Torpedo Boat No. 6 (at Gibraltar or elsewhere) franked 1d Lilac tied by Littlehampton duplex and redirected to several other ships inc. H.M.S. Hawke, Ramilies and Vulcan in Malta, Greece, then London and back to Malta a second time. Remarkable attempts at delivery sent around the Mediterranean, "NOT KNOWN" and Returned Letter Branch Malta c.d.s. on face, the former rare and apparently the earliest recorded by five years. Fascinating cover. Sold for £340 in our Sep. 2015 sale. Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-02, 12:00 PM EST.
THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - MALTA QV ISSUES - POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
678   imageNAVAL MAIL TO GB; Range with Mar. 1885 1d PC to Southsea datelined at H.M.S Invincible, June 1886 env. to Devonport franked 2½d tied by A25 duplex with "No. 11 TORPEDO BOAT" insignia on rear flap, July 1888 1d PC to H.M.S Impregnable at Devonport, Dec. 1895 env. to Maidenhead franked 1d (5) with printed 'H.M.S Anson' on rear flap, Mar. 1899 1d PC to Cowes from a Lt Watson on board H.M.S. Pylades and cancelled on arrival with a London Foreign Branch cds, Dec. 1902 env. to Newbury franked 1d with H.M.S. Royal Sovereign insignia & scroll on rear flap and other related examples. (12 cards/covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY, POSTAL STATIONERY, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, PAQUEBOTS (Image) Starting at £ 130

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 12:00 PM EST.
679   image1d MILITARY CONCESSION RATES TO ENGLAND; Range inc. 1888/98 envs. (two with contents) each franked 1d (one with stamp missing) and tied by A25 duplexes from H.M.S. Polyphemus, H.M.S. Anson, H.M.S. Camperdown,H.M.S. Ramillies 1st Batt. Lincs. Regt (printed env.) or The Royal Naval Hospital all signed by the relevant authority plus a photo or PC (2) depicting three of the mentioned ships. (9 items) Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES (Image) Starting at £ 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-02, 12:01 PM EST.
680   imageCIVILIAN MAIL GROUP INC. LATE MAIL; Range with 1889 env. to London franked 2½d & 1d tied by A25 duplex with "Paid late Fee" h.s. in Purple on front, 1894 reg. env. (flap removed) to Manchester franked 2½d pair with "MALTA" bar cancel and "TOO-LATE" h.s. on front, 1899 env. to Leipzig franked 4d, 2d & ½d with oval Malta reg. d.s. on front, 1899 printed wrapper to NY franked ½d tied by oval Valetta d.s., 1902 env. to England franked ½d pair + 'REVENUE' opt. ½d pair, unauthorised for postage but apparently accepted, and a few others. (10 covers/cards) Cross Reference: LATE FEE MAIL, TOO LATE MARKS, PRINTED MATTER BY POST, REGISTERED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Jun-02, 12:01 PM EST.

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