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Great Britain Stamps & Postal History continued...

GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTLAND continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1842   imageSCOTTISH COASTAL STEAMER MAIL; 13 Mar. 1839 EL (small opening tear; wax remnants) to London 'per Steam' with framed "PAID at/DUNDEE" on front and framed "DUNDEE" d.s.on rear and London Ship Letter and d.s. on front and rear. Rated '8'd prepaid. Uncommon steamer mail. Cross Reference: POSTAL REFORMS, SHIP LETTERS, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, SHIP LETTERS (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £340.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:10 PM EST.
1843   imageQV PERIOD LOCAL & OVERSEAS MAIL; Range with 1842 EL to Cognac ex Glasgow with "2" h.s. on front erased and re-rated '10'd, 1845 EL to Cologne 'via France; with "PAID at EDINBURGH" d.s. on front and rated '5'(d), 1844/48 EL/env. to Edinburgh or Huntly with framed "THORNHILL" or "ABERDEEN/PAID" d.s. on front, 1858/53 cash-paid EL's to France rated '4' or '8' ex Glasgow or Edinburgh, 1856 local env. to Whithorn franked 1d Red tied by framed "CHARLOTTE/PLACE" Scots local h.s., 7 June 1872 mourning env. to Ottawa franked 3d tied by Edinburgh duplex with "1" and "2 CTS" h.s. on front and 1891 prices current to Norway franked ½d tied by Leith cds. (9 covers) Cross Reference: OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, MOURNING ENVELOPES, FRANCE, CANADA (Image) Starting at £ 160

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-03, 01:11 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - BERWICKSHIRE
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1844   imageCOLDSTREAM - 1802 USE OF THE DOUBLE-RINGED "COLD/STREAM" - June 1802 EL to London with fine strike of this mark, four years earlier than that recorded by Auckland; London receiver on the flap. Rare. (Image) Starting at £ 50

SOLD for £55.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:11 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - EDINBURGH
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1845   imagePETER WILLIAMSON PENNY POST; Quartet with Feb. 1776 EL to Edinburgh ex London with circular "E.PENNY POST NOT PAID" d.s. on rear, Feb. 1781 local EL with undated circular "E.PENNY POST NOT PAID" h.s. on rear, Dec. 1790 local Edinburgh EL (file fold) fine strike of the scarce serpentine "NOT PAID" on rear and July 1811 local EL with framed "PENNY P.UNPAID" h.s. on front and rated '1' on front plus a printed dedication to Williamson from a book by Claudio (1776). (5 items) Cross Reference: SCOTLAND (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:12 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - OUTER HEBRIDES & ST. KILDA
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1846   imageHARRIS - 1934 ROCKET MAIL EXPLOSION - July 1934 env. with KGV ½d green and green 'WESTERN ISLES ROCKET POST' label, singed around two edges and with purple cachet on one flap (opened out for display) "Damaged by first/explosion at/ Scarp HARRIS".Cross Reference: CRASH/WRECK MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £110.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:13 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - ORKNEY ISLANDS
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1847   imageRARE "BIRSAY" UDC IN BLUE ON "PER STEAMER'S MAIL" 1d RED COVER TO EDINBURGH; 22 Dec. 1855 env. with rare blue "BIRSAY" UDC on side-flap (opened up for display) overlapped by light green "KIRKWALL" cds, sent to Edinburgh but unusually endorsed "Per Steamer's Mail on 24 Decr. 1855" with 1d Red 'Stars' (filing fold; off-centre) tied in transit by Kirkwall "207" Numeral. Very few examples of this BIRSAY village UDC have been recorded (only from 1853 to 1855). Exhibition Item.Cross Reference: MARITIME MAIL, 1854-65 1d REDS (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £550.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:13 PM EST.
1848   imageKIRKWALL - WORLD WAR CENSOR MARKS - 3-LINE "KING'S HARBOUR MASTER" & "ORKNEY R.G.A." OVAL; 27 Jan. 1915 PPC (of Earl's Palace) to London with KGV ½d tied by fine barred circle with very fine rare purple "CENSORED [W.L.D. C.R.N.]/KING'S HARBOUR MASTER/KIRKWALL." alongside; plus 3 July 1917 env. (minor wear) unusually sent locally with KGV 1d tied by v. fine 2-ring "KIRKWALL" cds and having a mainly very fine purple double-oval "CENSORED/ORKNEY R.G.A." (Royal Garrison Artillery) on the front. Rare pair. (2 items)Cross Reference: MILITARY - WWI, MILITARY - CENSORED MAIL, NAVAL MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £380.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:14 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - WELSH POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1849   imagePOSTAL REFORMER SAMUEL ROBERTS; SIGNED 1d BLACK COVER + RARE "CHEAP OCEAN POSTAGE" PAMPHLET; 1852 60-page pamphlet (11x17 cms; easily fits on an album-page - minor dusting) entitled "LETTERS ON IMPROVEMENTS ADDRESSED TO LANDLORDS AND ROAD COMMISSIONERS WITH A PETITION TO PARLIAMENT FOR A CHEAP OCEAN POSTAGE... FRANCHISE REFORMS" published by "A Llanbrynmair Farmer" (in Newtown) and with the first letter initialled "S.R.". The only example that we have recorded in private hands. [Ex Martin Willcocks, 2009.]. Plus 8/9 Jan. 1841 EL (overall staining but complete and sound) from "Llanbrynmair" to Bala with near-4m 1d Black (NC; shaved at bottom left) just tied by orange-brown MX matching the mainly fine "NEWTOWN" cds on the front. The letter written & boldly signed by "Samuel Roberts" (1800-85) ref. a meeting "at Llanrwst" and that he cannot "prepare some Resolutions to be submitted to the Meeting" due to ill health. Boldly signed by "Samuel Roberts". The only Samuel Roberts letter that we have recorded in private hands. With 1985 commemorative PC with photo of Roberts the "POSTAL REFORMER" ref. his having been given a testimonial fund of £400 in 1883 for his work on cheap overseas postage. (3 items)Cross Reference: 1840 1d BLACKS, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, POSTAL REFORMS, AUTOGRAPHS (Image) Starting at £ 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-03, 01:14 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - RADNOR
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1850   PENYBONT - Mar. 1819 EL to 'Presten' (Presteigne) rated '3' and with the D-rated "PENY/BONT" (Jay W1926) struck thrice, none overlapping. Interesting content, apparently re attempts to evict the writer from premises using 'fyararms'. Very attractive and unusual with the triple strike. Starting at £ 65

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-03, 01:14 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1851   imageTOO LATE & 1d POST GROUP; Range with May 1811 local EL to Park Street, datelined at Sackville Street and large bold "1" (type M 281) h.s. on front, July 1828 E to Aberdeen ex Kings Town and with scarce octagonal frame "TO·PAY·ONE·PENNY/ONLY" h.s. on front, Dec. 1834 front to Dublin with circular "DUBLIN/1d/PENNY POST" (Mackay 95) and Crown "FREE/DUBLIN" d.s. on front, Aug. 1838 free front to Middleton with "CORK/TOO LATE" h.s. on front and other related examples. (10 covers/fronts)Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, DUBLIN CITY, PENNY POST MARKS, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £180.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:15 PM EST.
1852   imageOMAGH - IRISH POTATO FAMINE EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT IN SHIP LETTER VIA LIVERPOOL TO BOSTON; 2/5 Apr. 1847 EL (minor toning) from "LIskey" (Co. Donegal) to Boston endorsed "Paid 8d Ship" In red with a faint "Drumquin/Omagh" village mark on the front along with v. fine blue "OMAGH", red Dublin "PAID" and "NEW YORK/SHIP/7cts" (15 May) transit cds's. There is a fine "SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL" cds on the flap. The contents from a mother to her son are a very sad and enlightening insight into the ghastly famine in this part of Ireland in the later 1840s; "...the worst news for Ireland is the failure of the potato crop... people are dying in all quarters with hunger and starvation... Ireland is done... I long to get out of the country, from among these poor people, for starvation is pictured almost in all countenances...". A rare and a graphic contemporary comment on the Potato Famine in Ireland from an eye-witness at the time.Cross Reference: TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Image) (Image2)

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Starting at £ 65

SOLD for £260.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:15 PM EST.
GREAT BRITAIN - DUBLIN CITY
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1853   imageVERY RARE PRIVILEGE INSTRUCTIONAL MARKING; 5 Apr. 1812 E (rear flap fault) to York endorsed 'Free' at lower left and signed at base with s/l "LIMERICK" and v.rare and mostly v.fine "ABOVE NUMBER/PRIVILEGED" h.s. applied sideways at left enroute at Dublin - only one other example (same date) recorded by Galland & Croft (2014) at page 40 with matched Inspectors Crown alongside and rated '5/-' on front. Important mark associated with Irish free mail. Sold in our Dec. 1997 sale for £600 Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, INSPECTORS' MARKS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 340

SOLD for £360.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:16 PM EST.
1854   imageEXTREMELY RARE WEIGHT ABOVE PRIVILEGE MARK; 28 June 1812 front (slightly toned) to Tuam sent free ex Edinburgh endorsed 'Over one ounce' at top and with "WEIGHT ABOVE/PRIVILEGE" and matched Crown Inspectors mark of Dublin both in Red slightly oily ink and rated '9/-' on front. Recorded by Galland & Colton (2014) as the only example extant. Sold in our Dec. 1997 sale for £180 Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, INSPECTORS' MARKS (Image) Starting at £ 110

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:17 PM EST.
1855   imageVERY RARE OVAL-FRAMED "WEIGHT-ABOVE/PRIVILEGE" MARK; Slightly reduced & creased 20 Nov. 1816 front to London ex Dublin with fancy oval-framed "WEIGHT-ABOVE/PRIVILEGE" in Black mark (JL120) and matching very fine Dublin Inspector's Crown mark above - both deleted. Crown Free datestamps of Dublin and London on front and a postal charge at extreme right also deleted. Exceptional rarity, only one other example (on an 1820 cover with marking in Red) sold by us in our Jan. 2010 sale for £700Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, INSPECTORS' MARKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £220.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:17 PM EST.
1856   imageABOVE NUMBER INSTRUCTIONAL MARKINGS ON FREE MAIL; Pair with Oct. 1824 front to England with Kilcullen mileage mark on front and Crown over oval "ABOVE/NUMBER/PRIVILEGED" and "ABOVE/NUMBER" h.s. on front and rated '1/11'd and Oct. 1827 E to London with fine "Above the privileged number." and "ABOVE/NUMBER" h.s. on front and rated '1/3d'.Fine strikes. (2 items) Cross Reference: IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, FREE MAIL (Image) Starting at £ 100

SOLD for £160.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:17 PM EST.
1857   imageRARE OVAL ABOVE NUMBER PRIVILEGED MARK; 8 July 1825 EL to Worthing ex Fermoy with Dublin diamond d.s. on rear and with "ABOVE NUMBER" and Red oval-framed Dublin "ABOVE/NUMBER/PRIVILEGED" (JL116; GC DN3 - only 6 known on cover) and Inspectors Crown h.s. above. Initially rated '10', then '2/1' (both deleted) and finally '2/2'd due. Sold in our Dec. 1997 sale for £440Cross Reference: INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY, FREE MAIL, INSPECTORS' MARKS (Image) Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £280.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:18 PM EST.
1858   imageORNATE RED CROWNED "IMPROPERLY PUT UNDER COVER TO EVADE/ POSTAGE/TO BE CHARGED" MARK; c1826 front to Shercock 'from London' with a faint strike of the "CARRICKMACROSS/PENNY POST" h.s. uncommon thus and fair strike of the fancy "(Crown)/IMPROPERLY PUT UNDER COVER TO EVADE POSTAGE TO BE CHARGED" mark in red. Rated a total of '1/4'd on front as a result and probably found enclosed in another article or newspaper. Central filing crease though an extremely rare marking. Spectacular example of abuse of privilege. One other example (on an 1826 EL) has been sold by us in our June 2005 sale for £1900Cross Reference: INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, IRELAND PRE-1922 - POSTAL HISTORY (Image) Starting at £ 200

SOLD for £300.00
Closing..Jun-03, 01:19 PM EST.

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