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Great Britain Stamps & Postal History continued...

GREAT BRITAIN - AIRMAILS continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1502   image1934 PORTSMOUTH SOUTHSEA & I.O.W. AVIATION Ltd: - BOOKLETS ETC:A small group of the 2nd issue label with sepia and blue corner singles and pane of four. Also complete booklet containing five panes of four blue labels and another with sepia labels. Fine. (6 items). (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £95.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:57 AM EST.
1503   image1935 RARE ROYAL REVIEW FLOWN COVERS INCLUDING A UNIQUE EXAMPLE FROM PALESTINE;1935 29 June & 2nd July envs from London to Andover with m/s "CERTIFIED:-Received by me at/Mildenhall on 1 7 35/having been flown/Feltwell from Andover/E J D Townsend/Sq Ldr" the other with a similar m/s note but indicating the env. was flown in the reverse direction. Also another env. dated of 24 June 1935 from Palestine to Andover with m/s "CERTIFIED/Received by me from SQ Ldr Ward/at 1.30pm on 4 7 35 at Mildenhall/having been flown from Andover - Feltwell/the same day/E J D Townsend Sqd/Ldr" . This cover is believed to be unique. (Image) Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £120.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:57 AM EST.
1504   image1943 THE MALTA GREEN LABEL SCHEME AND No. 41 GROUP WEEKLY AIRMAIL:7 April 1943 env. from Tidworth to Malta bearing 21/2d and an example of the third issue deep green "X" label. Fine. Also 6 Nov 1939 A large part env. from 36 MU (Military Unit Sealand) to No. 41 group (Andover) with oval "H.Q. No41 GROUP/ROYAL AIR FORCE" d.s. Rare. Note- This env. was flown from Kirkbride MU Siluth MU Sealand MU and Ternhill MU by Hawker Audax thence by Gloucester Gladiator to HQ No 41 group.(2 items) (Image) Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £85.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:57 AM EST.
1505   image1944 MAIL TO UNITS IN THE WESTERN ISLES ETC:31 July 1944 env from Epsom to Box 204 Glasgow endorsed with "Received by me/@ Stornoway/on 2 8 44/AGE DodSon/Chaplain/RAFVR"4 July 2944 env. FROM HENLOW Camp to Box 200 Glasgow with on reverse "received/R.A.F. Port Ellan Islay 6 vii 44/S/LT R Horan". Another similar env to Stornoway. Also cards (2) and an env. by 1st Despatch by War Air Mail to Sweden, France and Belgium dated 30 Oct 1939. (6 covers) (Image) Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £95.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:58 AM EST.
1506   image1954-81 CRASH COVERS:19 Nov 1954 env. (stamp missing) with explanatory letter giving the reason for the delay in delivery. 5 Sept 1954 damaged env. to Rotterdam with violet "SALVAGED FROM K.L.M. CRASH AT SHANNON"" h.s. 8 April 1968 env. from London to Tel-Aviv with boxed hebrew h.s. giving reasons for the delay. 26 June 1981 a "window" env. from Sussex with a "The Postmaster is very sorry that/this packet has/been accidentally/damaged delayed/in the post" and in m/s below "AIR CRASH". Christmas day 1954 env from London to N York with boxed violet "SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/PRESTWICK 25-12-54" h.s. (5 items) (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:58 AM EST.
1507   image1955 (29 MAY - 16 JUNE) - THE RAILWAY STRIKE EMERGENCY R.A.F. FLIGHTS:9th June 1955 env from Ilkley to Sutton Coldfield probably carried from Linton on Ouse to Horniley. Another from Manchester of the same date and to the same address - Francis Field) flown from Manchester to Horniley. 6 June 1955 env. from Newcastle to Harrogate flown from Acklington to Linton on Ouse. 11 June 1955 env. from Brighouse to London flown from Linton on Ouse to Northolt. All at the 21/2d rate. (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £70.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:59 AM EST.
1508   image1934 ROCKET TRIALS:1934 2/6d, 5/- & 50c imperforate triangular "ROCKET POST/in ENGLAND" essays. An Apex souvineer card of the British Rocket Mail produced by Reubon Parker. Five envs. flown on the Zucker rocket trials on the Sussex Downs, each with the special cancel and a different colour vignette. Also 1934 Western Rocket Post unused marginal pair of red vignettes, one with green "ISLE OF WIGHT". A scarce overprint trial. Examples of the vignette in green & red unused. 1 Aug 1934 env. from Harris to New Malden with a green vignette and special firing cancellation. Another much damaged (burnt) env. flown from Harris to Scarp but not delivered to Germany. (13 items) (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Jun-03, 09:59 AM EST.
1509   image1942-43 W.W. II TEMPORARY AIR MAIL H.S. AND POST OFFICES:5 June 1943 env. from Birmingham to Jamaica with m/s "North Atlantic" and fine boxed "AIR MAIL" h.s. 8 Dec 1942 env from Wolverhampton to Ireland with censor label and boxed "AIR MAIL". 20 Oct 1941 env. from Birmingham to USA with censor label, boxed "AIR MAIL" and on reverse "RECEIVED/WAR ROOM" h.s. 15 June 1944 env to USA with 3d & 1/- tied by a fine "LONDON S.W./TEMPY OFFICE" duplex. c1943 censored env. from Worcester to USA with 21/2d tied by violet "BIRMINGHAM" h.s. c1943 env from London to N York with a clear strike of the scarce serrated circle "AIR MAIL/PAR AVION/LONDON F.S. cancellation. Also two cards. (8 covers) (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £90.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:00 AM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - 1911 CORONATION AIR MAIL FLIGHT
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1510   image9 SEP. 1911 SEPIA PC TO LEEDS - franked with ½d green Downey head tied by most part "FIRST UNITED KINGDOM/AERIAL POST/LONDON" cds, Colmans advert on the back. Scarce. (Image) Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £85.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:00 AM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - SHIP LETTERS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1511   imageEXEMPT SHIP & INDIA LETTER MARKS EX SINGAPORE; Apr. 1835 EL (defects & repairs) 'p Blenheim' to London datelined at Singapore with "[CROWN]/EXEMPT SHIP LR" and framed "INDIA LETTER/LEWES" h.s. on front. Rated '1¼' (oz.) and a total of '3/4'(d) due, Rear with Seaford UDC and London d.s.. Unusual and early letter from Straits Settlements. Cross Reference: MALAYA - STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, SUSSEX, INDIA (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:01 AM EST.
1512   imageVERY RARE RED SHEERNESS SHIP LETTER; May 1800 EL to London datelined 'Minorca Harbour' with faint red double-lined oval "Ship Lre/[CROWN]/SHEERNESS" h.s. on front in Red (type S2) - only one other reported in this colour (ten years later) and v.rare thus. Rear with London arrival d.s. and rated '9'(d) [4d ship letter + 5d inland rate) on front. Important ship letter mark. Cross Reference: SPAIN, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, KENT (Image) Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:01 AM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - T.P.O.s AND STATION MARKS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1513   imageMISCELLANY OF VERY EARLY MARKS, N.W.T.P.O. & SOUTH EASTERN RLY. 'MAIL GUARD' MARKS, GRAND NORTHERN T.P.O., ETC: Diverse group includes 14 Sep. 1842 EL London to Hitchin bearing a mark believed to have been used to cancel mail on the train (A & H type 35); 5 Nov. 1842 parcel wrapper (endorsed "per Train") carried by 3 p.m. train Glasgow to Edinburgh and charged 8d; Aug 1856 env. (folded) to Westminster having fine strike of "North W.R." mail guard's mark in red on reverse and the scarce "X" mark of an 'ordinary' inspector on front; 1 Apr. 1856 env. to Warwickshire with fair strike of "South E Ry." mail guard's mark in red; Group of 3 covers c.1844-56 with Grand Northern "M/NR" in circle marks (W6), all in red, the 1844 cover additionally having boxed "POSTED AFTER/7 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT" mark. Lot also includes various other Railway associated items incl. KEVII ½d & 1d adhesives each in blocks of four cancelled with Tonbridge Station Office c.d.s. of 1 Jan. 1902 (First Day of Issue). An interesting assembly. (c.12 covers, 5 PPCs & 8 stamps) (Image) Starting at £ 130

SOLD for £150.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:02 AM EST.
1514   imageGRAND NORTHERN R.P.O. "MISSENT TO" MARK: Large piece (half front & back flap) with Berwick 11 Dec. 1838 c.d.s. having fine strike of "Missent to/G.N.R. Post Office" in red (W3). This is adjacent to a v. fine "MISSENT TO/NORTHAMPTON" mark in black. (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:03 AM EST.
1515   imageEDINBURGH & CARLISLE SORTING CARRIAGE - THE EDINBURGH "M"s: Album with the well written up and researched collection of Edinburgh "M" marks. Ranging from 1858 to 1872 with examples of Wilson numbers W678 to W692a. Many scarcer early marks present incl. W678 (2), W679 (2), W681 (2), W681b, etc. Selected for very fine strikes throughout. (c.68 covers) [Ex Wilson Collection] (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:03 AM EST.
1516   imageEDINBURGH & CARLISLE SORTING CARRIAGE - THE EDINBURGH "M"s: Binder with the Feb. 1859 to 1874 collection of covers listed in order of 'Wilson' number from 678 (earliest 16 Feb. 1859) to 692 (latest 13 Jun. 1874). Generally one, two or three good examples of each number. We note W682b, a superb mark on part wrapper to York dated 12 Apr. 1862. Rated Rare. Other scarcer types incl. W686 'Axe head' across flap of 20 Oct. 1862 EL. Generally selected for superb strikes throughout, this lot contains surplus covers from the Randall & Wilson collections. (c.60 covers) (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:04 AM EST.
1517   imageEDINBURGH & CARLISLE SORTING CARRIAGE - THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE: 25 Jan. 1859 env. ex London to Edinburgh with the only recorded strike of Wilson 686 coded "WF". A superb mark dated 26 Jan. 1859. [Ex Wilson collection] (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:04 AM EST.
1518   imageEDINBURGH & CARLISLE SORTING CARRIAGE - VERY RARE EDINBURGH "2" STAMP: 18 Feb 1859 wrapper from Lanark to Edinburgh struck with the exceedingly rare (only 2 recorded) "EDINr 2" (with gap) mark coded "ZM" dated 18 Feb. 1859. Wilson no. 680. Rated Rare. A superb strike. (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:05 AM EST.
1519   imageSCOTTISH T.P.O.s - EDINBURGH & NEWCASTLE S.C. AND EDINBURGH & BERWICK S.C. - EARLY COVERS INCL. SEVERAL RARE TYPES: The mostly QV group of cards & covers written up on album pages. Lot includes the very rare "131/S.T." cancel on an off-paper 1d red plate (W785). We note several examples of the first dated "EDINBURGH/S T" canceller (W785a & W786), with 2 unusual 'varieties' of the latter, being day & month transposed and "S" inverted; 2 examples of the Edinburgh & Berwick Sorting Tender marks, W787, coded "M" & "A", the latter, on Great Eastern stationery being quite scarce. Remainder of covers are Edinburgh & Newcastle types incl. examples of W775, W776 (2 types), W778, W780 (2) and W782 (2). Cancels are mostly fine throughout. [Ex Wilson] (15 cards/covers plus a stamp) (Image) Starting at £ 80

SOLD for £240.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:05 AM EST.
1520   imageSCOTTISH T.P.O.s - THE CALEDONIAN RAILWAY - 19th. CENTURY COVER COLLECTION: The 1848-1907 collection of cards/covers, well researched and written up on album leaves. Includes various different types of "CR" mark both with and without 'dots' in red and black. One or two examples of each of most Wilson listed types W632a (red & black), W633, W634, W635 (red & black), W643 (red & black - one being Aug 1865 cover from India to Elgin), W645 (red & black), W649, etc. Also a trio of KEVII postcards with W658, W658a & W657b marks, the latter also with a fine 'Star P' mark of Perth (W675). Lot also includes a group of PPCs depicting Carlisle, Edinburgh & Callander Stations and various engines plus a 12 Jul. 1889 postcard to the Company Secretary enquiring when the new Caledonian railway Hotel in Perth was to be opened. A fine lot. [Ex Wilson] (36 cards/covers) (Image) Starting at £ 160

SOLD for £320.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:06 AM EST.
1521   imageSCOTTISH T.P.O.s - EXTREMELY RARE "Missent to/Caledonian RWPO" MARK ON COVER: 12 Jun. 1849 wrapper from Ecclefechan to Dumfries franked 1d red 'star', having weak strike of "Missent to/Caledonian RWPO" with m/s initials? over. Well clear of fold in cover. Wilson W632 rated "N". Only a handful known, this being the earliest. (Image) Starting at £ 120

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Jun-03, 10:07 AM EST.

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