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Great Britain Postal History continued...

KENT
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1602   imageCHATHAM PRISON SHIPS 'ROCHESTER', 'BUCKINGHAM' & 'SANDWICH' - LETTERS EX FRANCE TO P.O.W.s BUT HELD IN PARIS P. O.'s "CABINET NOIR": Very fine 10 Nov. 1806 EL to "Jean Millau, matelot, a Bord du Ponton Le Rochester en rade a Chatam" with mainly fine "P.30.P/MONTECHE" plus fair red Paris "P.P.P.P." on the front and with "15 Cms" prepaid rate on reverse. It was initially sent unpaid but the Monteche PO returned it to sender with the PP mark endorsed "Renvoyee a son timbre pour etre affranchie" on the front, and the sender re-posted it and paid the postage. There is a small diamond hole cut away (? by censor) at the top left of the contents; Very fine 27 Nov. 1806 EL to "M Victor Vidal, Prisonnier de Guerre a Bord du Ponton Le Buckingham a la Riviere de Chatam" with mainly fine "P.32[?].P/CASSIS" on the front but with no Paris marks and with "11D" prepaid rate on reverse. There is a small part of the contents cut away (? by censor) at the top left.; Fine 3 Dec. 1806 EL to "Pierre La Maal, Prisonnier de Guerre a Bord du Ponton Le Rossester a ... par Calais...Chatam" with fine "P.21.P/LANNION" on the front beside a fine red Paris "P.P.P.P." and with "10" prepaid rate on reverse. There is a small wax seal (of the censor?) at the top left of contents.; and very fine 11 June 1807 EL to "M. Henriquet Fourrier, au 67 Regiment, Prisonnier de Guerre a Bord du Ponton Le Sandwich a Chatam" with partly fine "P.53.P/ETAIN" on the front but with no Paris mark and with "15" prepaid rate on reverse. There is a small piece torn away at top right of the contents. All are unsealed, containing family news etc., but clearly never delivered. These letters still in transit after Napoleon's suspension of Mail exchange from 21 Nov. 1806 are thought to have remained in the Paris P.O.'s Secret Office ("Cabinet Noir"). (4) Cross Reference: FRANCE, POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, MILITARY - P.O.W. MAIL, MILITARY - CENSORED MAIL (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Currently...USD 212.00
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
LANCASHIRE - LIVERPOOL
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1603   imageTRANSATLANTIC MAIL; Trio with Mar. 1841 E from NY to London or May 1842 EL ex Philadelphia to Liverpool 'per Britannia' or 'Arcadia Steamer' with a v.fine red oval "FORWARDED FROM/HARNDENS/PACKAGE EXPRESS & FOREIGN/LETTER OFFICE/No.2 WALL ST NEW YORK" or oval "FORWD BY/T.W.WARD/BOSTON" hs and both v.fine black two ring "AMERICA/L" (Tab.P1) (crossed by filing crease) on the top flap and 19 Mar 1846 EL to NY 'p Unicorn' with a fine "SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL" (Tab. S15) ds on the reverse (opens to display) and a Liverpool "8" (Tab. M65) overstruck with an NY large "7", both in red on the front. (3 covers)Cross Reference: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL, SHIP LETTERS, FORWARDING AGENTS (Image)

Starting at £ 190

Currently...£190.00
Currently...USD 201.40
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
LANCASHIRE
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
1604   imageCARNFORTH & SUB-OFFICES - 1843-1970s collection mostly on pages, inc. 1843 E to Kirkby Lonsdale paid '1' cash with "Carnforth/Penny Post" in red on the flap; 17 July 1881 env. to Burton with 1d lilac fiscal tied E73 duplex; 1906 pair of PPC with 3VOD having unrecorded codes "12.30AM" (error for PM?) or "3.PM"; Arnside range inc. 3VOD on 7 June 1907 piece, a new LKU; Ingleton range with scarce F-rated H55 duplex inc. on 27 Mar. 1896 piece, a new LKU; Silverdale trio inc. 13 Sep. 1895 K55 3HOD, a new EKU; 1875/85 pair of covers to Leck both missent to Leek; etc. (c190 items)Cross Reference: POSTAL FISCALS ON COVERS (Image)

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Starting at £ 80

Currently...£80.00
Currently...USD 84.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1605   imageCATON - RARE USE OF UDC AS A CANCELLATION - undated (c1850) 1d pink env. used locally cancelled solely by CATON udc in blue with another strike on the back; plus C1 1d red (centred low, missing corner) similarly cancelled. Rare pair. (2) Cross Reference: POSTAL STATIONERY, QV, 1854-65 1d REDS, CANCELLATIONS, YORKSHIRE (Image)

Starting at £ 120

Currently...£120.00
Currently...USD 127.20
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1606   imageLANCASTER 18/19th CENTURY INWARDS MAIL; Range with 1729 EL 'to be left at the Posthoufe in Lancafter' with scarce "LEVER/POOLE" hs on rear and rated '3'(d) [Ex Sydney Raine], 1755 privately carried EL to 'to be left at the Nags Head Lancaster' ex Liverpool endorsed 'Paid out 2d' (1d less than the official rate), 1800 EL to Lancaster with scarce "[CROWN]/FREE" d.s., 1828 E rated '4'(d) with "BURTON - W/250" mileage UDC on rear and addressed 'to be left at the White Lion Lancaster and delivered immediately' and a few others plus several contemporary maps, letter heads, prints etc. (27 items) Cross Reference: LANCASHIRE - LIVERPOOL, FREE MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, MAPS (Image)

Starting at £ 110

Currently...£110.00
Currently...USD 116.60
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1607   imageSCARCE STEP-FRAMED LANCASTER SHIP LETTER; 20 July 1820 EL (faint stains on rear) to Dundee (redirected to Ballendary by Forfar) and datelined at Fredericksburg (Canada) and rated '1/11½'(d) with black step-framed "LANCASTER/SHIP LETTER" hs and Dundee mileage d.s on rear and an Edinburgh transit cds on front. Scarce example of transatlantic mail Cross Reference: SCOTLAND, SHIP LETTERS, CANADA, TRANSATLANTIC MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Currently...USD 137.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1608   imageSCARCE STEP-FRAMED LANCASTER SHIP LETTER; 23 May 1835 EL (minor faults) to Annan endorsed 'p Barque Farna/via Lancaster' datelined at Tortola and '1/5'(d) with red step-framed "LANCASTER/SHIP LETTER" hs on front and a faint framed "½" hs also on front. Scarce. Cross Reference: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, SCOTLAND, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, SHIP LETTERS (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Currently...USD 148.40
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1609   imageLANCASTER VILLAGES 19TH/20th CENTURY MAIL; Range with 1864 front to Burton in Kendal ex Blackburn franked 1d red and endorsed 'Mifsent to Burton in Lonsdale' at top, 1884 env. to Burton in Lonsdale franked 1d lilac endorsed 'Not Known at Burton in Lonsdale...' and 'No such name at Burton Westmoreland'. 1902 KEVII 2d + 1d reg. env. to Berlin uprated KEVII 1½d tied by "WEST-END/MORECAMBE" cds, 1902 Austwick Parcel Post label franked QV 6d + 1d, 1912 PPC to Pewsey franked KGV ½d tied by "AUSTWICK/LANCASTER" skeleton cds, 1913/19 PC/env. franked KGV ½d or 1½d tied by "CLAPHAM STATION/LANCASTER" rubber cds, 1929 env. to Morecambe ex Bradford franked 1½d, compulsorily registered with circular "6d/107" hs on front and pair 3d p.dues tied by Lancaster & Morecambe cds and other related examples. (c100 items) Cross Reference: MISSENT MAIL, INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, REGISTERED MAIL, PARCEL POST COVERS/LABELS (Image)

Starting at £ 80

Currently...£80.00
Currently...USD 84.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1610   imageLANCASTER 20TH CENTURY MAIL; Range in small carton inc. 1909 large env. to Coventry franked KEVII ½d pair with official 'Mail Apparatus' label affixed with Lancaster cds, 1914/16 POW printed envs. to London or Manchester with Lancaster endorsements & prisoner numbers on rear, 1923 env. to Canada franked KGV 1½d tied by Lancaster machine cancel, redirected to Edmonton and Calgary, 1939 env. to Morecombe franked KGVI 8d + 7d with framed "Found at lancaster/without contents" h.s., 1955 env. to Lancaster franked Belgian Congo 2F pair taxed and with 1d p.due tied by Lancaster & Morecombe cds, 1964 env. to Lancaster ex Southampton franked 3d Wilding with framed "NOT KNOWN AT LANCASTER" hs on front and other related examples (c100 items)Cross Reference: MILITARY - WWI, INSTRUCTIONAL MARKS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, POSTAGE DUE MARKS (Image)

Starting at £ 65

Currently...£65.00
Currently...USD 68.90
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1611   imageVERY RARE LANCASTER MANUSCRIPT MARK; 3 Jan. 1706 EL (few faults) to Manchester endorsed 'pt pd 2d' and 'Warrington bagg hast hast' with ms. 'Lancaster' on rear. Only known in 1705/07 - W&J 567 - v.rare. Important ms. town 'mark'. Cross Reference: EXPRESS (Image)

Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Currently...USD 212.00
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1612   imageTHE RARE FIRST LANCASTER MARK; 9 Sep. 1710 EL (mostly fine) to London with 1st-type "LANCASTER" ("TE" joined - W & J 571) hs in black on rear and with London arrival Bishop mark also on rear. Ms. charge mark deleted as addressed to the Duke of Hamilton and delivered free. Cross Reference: FREE MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Currently...USD 137.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1613   imageLANCASTER LOWER CASE MARK; Pair with 1726/c1726 E's (file folds) to London rated '4'(d) or '8'(d) with "Lancafter" (type L5 - in use 1725/26 - only in black) on rear of each and London arrival Bishop marks also on rear. Very scarce mark with perhaps six examples outside archival collections. Good pair showing the single & double rates. (2 covers) Cross Reference: LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

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Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Currently...USD 137.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1614   imageLANCASTER 18th CENTURY MARKS; Range with 1731 E to London with "LANCAS/TER" (type D1) and London Bishop marks on rear, 1745 E to London with "LANCAS/TER" (type D3) hs on rear, 1764 EL to London rated '4'(d) with "LAN/CASTER" (type D5) and London Bishop mark on rearm 1 Jan. 1766 EL to London with "LAN/CASTER" (W& J 601 - in use 1766/69) hs - possibly the earliest example of this strike and London Bishop marks on rear, 1775 EL to London with "LAN/CASTER" (type D7) and London Bishop marks on rear, 1783 EL to York with "LAN/CASTER" (type D8" hs on front, 1788 E to London with s/l "LANCASTER" hs (type D9) on front, 1793 EL to Appleby with "LANCASTER" convex mark (W&J 616) on front and other related examples. (38 covers) Cross Reference: LONDON POSTAL HISTORY (Image)

Starting at £ 200

Currently...£200.00
Currently...USD 212.00
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1615   imageSCARCE LANCASTER SHIP COMBINATION MARK.; Remarkable 21 May 1783 EL (file fold; small tear, datelined at Grenada) to Glasgow rated '2', '4' (deleted) and '8'(d) on front with s/l "LANCASTER" with separate large "SHIP" below (Rob. S1; few known) both in black on front. "CARLISLE" s/l and Edinburgh transit Bishop mark on rear. Seldom seen combination only recorded in 1783.Cross Reference: SHIP LETTERS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, SCOTLAND, GRENADA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Currently...USD 137.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1616   imageSCARCE LANCASTER SHIP COMBINATION MARK.; Remarkable 23 Jan. 1784 EL (file fold; datelined at Grenada) to Glasgow endorsed 'per Minerva/via Lancaster', rated '7' and with "LAN/CASTER" with separate large "SHIP" below (Rob. S1; few known) on front. Edinburgh transit ds on rear. Seldom seen combination. Cross Reference: SCOTLAND, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, GRENADA (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£130.00
Currently...USD 137.80
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1617   imageLANCASTER MILEAGE MARKS; Range with 1787 EL to York with scarce "LANCASTER/237" hs in black on front, 10 Nov. 1801 EL to Rochdale with the earliest example of the "LANCASTER/239" mileage hs on front, 1805 EL to Lancaster with "LEICESTER/97" mileage mark on front and redirected to Rochdale with "LANCASTER/239" Mileage mark in red also on front, 1825 EL to London with "LANCASTER/239" mileage ds on rear (2 - a day apart possibly as too late mail) and other related examples. (57 covers) Cross Reference: LATE FEE/TOO LATE MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 100

Currently...£100.00
Currently...USD 106.00
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1618   imageRARE LANCASTER/SHIP MARK.; Remarkable 29 Aug. 1790 EL (datelined at Antigua; complete but one page separated) to London endorsed 'via Lancaster', rated '7' and with a mainly fine rare "LANCASTER" with separate large "SHIP" below (Rob. S1; few known) on front. London arrival ds on rear. Seldom seen. Cross Reference: SHIP LETTERS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, ANTIGUA (Image)

Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Currently...USD 233.20
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1619   imageSCARCE LANCASTER SHIP COMBINATION MARK.; Remarkable 16 Apr. 1791 EL (file fold; small tear, datelined at Grenada) to Ayr endorsed 'per Curine/Captn McDonald', rated '1/9'(d)? - and with curved "LANCASTER" with separate large "SHIP" below (Rob. S1; few known) both in black on front. Seldom seen combination only recorded in 1791/92.Cross Reference: INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, SHIP LETTERS, GRENADA, SCOTLAND (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Currently...USD 148.40
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1620   imageVERY RARE CIRCULAR LANCASTER SHIP LETTER MARK; 13 Jan. 1799 EL (file folds; minor blemishes) to a firm in Madeira care of London endorsed 'single sheet' and rated '9'(d). London ds on rear and v.faint circular "LANCASTER./SHIP/LRE" hs [Tabeart S2] - one of two examples believed to exist -both in 1799 and both in black. Turned and redressed to Madeira 'p Wentworth/Capt a Nott' but without markings and possibly carried privately. Important ship letter. Cross Reference: INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, SHIP LETTERS, ST. CHRISTOPHER/ST. KITTS NEVIS, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL (Image)

Starting at £ 200

Currently...£220.00
Currently...USD 233.20
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM
1621   imageLANCASTER SHIP LETTER MARK; Pair with 1802/09 EL's (file folds/closed tear) to London datelined at St Croix each rated '1/2'(d) or '1/3'(d) with double-oval "Ship Letter/[CROWN]/LANCASTER" hs [Tabeart S3 - in red or black] on front or rear of each and with London arrival cds on rear of each. Good pair showing the mark in both the known colours. (2 covers) Cross Reference: SHIP LETTERS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, DANISH WEST INDIES (Image)

Starting at £ 130

Currently...£140.00
Currently...USD 148.40
Closing..Oct-13, 03:00 AM

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