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Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd. Sale: 836

Worldwide Stamps & Postal History
THE DR DAVID BALL COLLECTION - MALTA - PRE-STAMP M

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 594
Symbol:

image MALTA - THE EARLIEST KNOWN(?) PACKET LETTER WITH THE CURVED-FRAME "MALTA" MARK; 27 Dec. 1806 EL from the 78th Regiment in "Syracuse" (taken by naval vessel to Malta and sent from there by the new Packet service) to Stirling with a mainly very fine curved-frame "MALTA" in Black on the front, charged "6/8" with 8/11 Apr. 1807 London/Edinburgh backstamps. No other pre-1807 covers with this 1st-Type framed "MALTA" mark have been recorded, and Proud gives the earliest recorded date as "Jan. 1807" (presumably also the date inside the letter). [See WB, p.1601.] Ex Roy Erskine and sold in our Sep. 2017 sale for £280. (Image)

Opening GBP 360.00
Sold...GBP 360.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:10:38 EST
Sold For 360

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 595
Symbol:

image RARE MALTA/F HANDSTAMP; 10 Mar. 1837 EL (minor blemishes) to Edinburgh rated '3/5'(d) with framed "½" Scottish turnpike charge on front and fine strike of the "MALTA/F" skeleton UDC and Edinburgh arrival cds on rear. (Image)

Opening GBP 180.00
Sold...GBP 180.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:11:00 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 596
Symbol:

image MARSEILLE/DE MALTHE HANDSTAMP; Nov. 1772 EL (mostly fine, wax seal remnants on rear) to France and datelined at Malta with v.fine "MARSEILLE/DE MALTHE" h.s. on front and rated '20' decimes. Early use of this mark. Cross Reference: FRANCE (Image)

Opening GBP 180.00
Sold...GBP 180.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:11:44 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 597
Symbol:

image ROYAL NAVY IN MALTA; Quartet with Apr. 1801 EL to Deal with "BRISTOL/SHIP/LRE" h.s. on front with contents datelined [H.M.S] Vincejo, La Valetta '.....we have not heard lately from the Army in Egypt....we expect to sail soon I believe for Egypt with a Convoy, Apr. 1807 EL to London rated '1/-' and double-lined oval "SHIP LETTER/[CROWN]PORTSMOUTH" h.s. datelined at H.M.S. Windsor Castle at Malta, June 1809 EL to Norfolk rated '1/2'd with double-oval "SHIP-LETTER[CROWN/DOVER" h.s. on front with contents ref Archduke Charles of Austria conquering Napoleon at the battle of Aspena-Essling on 21/22 May and July 1809 EL to Edinburgh datelined at H.M.S Topaze at Malta. (4 covers) Cross Reference: NAVAL, NAVAL MAIL, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, SHIP LETTERS (Image)

Opening GBP 140.00
Sold...GBP 140.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:12:17 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 599
Symbol:

image CURVED MALTA MARK ON SINGLE & DOUBLE PACKET RATES; pair with Dec. 1809 EL to Norfolk and rated '3/-' and contents by Captain Hoste on H.M.S Amphion '.....I have suffered a great loss in the death of Alexander Ball....' [Governor of Malta 1802/09] and Feb. 1810 EL to London rated '6/-' with content by Maj. Gen. McFarlane '.....Marat is expected back in Naples from Paris but I do not think that any offensive......will be....attempted till everything has been settled in Spain. Bonaparte directs his whole attention and his energies - one object at a time...'. Good pair each with the framed cursive "MALTA" h.s. in Red. (2) Cross Reference: INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, NAVAL MAIL, NAVAL, MILITARY - NAPOLEONIC WAR (Image)

Opening GBP 340.00
Sold...GBP 340.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:13:11 EST
Sold For 340

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 601
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image 19th CENTURY PRE-STAMP GROUP INC. DISINFECTED MAIL; Range with Mar. 1814 stained & chisel slit E to Scotland with "MALTA/F" skeleton d.s. and Glasgow mileage d.s. on front, 1822 reduced E to Edinburgh rated '6/10'd and framed cursive "MALTA" in Black h.s. on front, 1827 EL to Edinburgh datelined at Malta, posted in Marseilles and rated '4/2'd on arrival, 1838 EL ex London to H.M.S Asia at Malta and rated '3/6'd pre-paid, 1838 E to Edinburgh ex India with Vizagapat d.s. and circular "PURIFE A LAZARET/MALTE" h.s. on rear and front with oval "INDIA", Alexandria transit d.s., Scottish ½d turnpike charge and framed "INDES ORIEN./PAR/ALEXANDRIE" h.s. on front and other related examples. (17 items) Cross Reference: INDIA, DISINFECTED MAIL, OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, SCOTLAND (Image)

Opening GBP 600.00
Sold...GBP 600.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:14:51 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 602
Symbol:

image 1d CONCESSIONAL MAIL TO SCOTLAND; 27 May 1817 EL (file fold, small tears) to Glasgow endorsed 'A Soldiers Letter' and 'From Gunner William Caine...'. Countersigned by 'John Harris Col. Comm. Royal Arty Malta' with rare "PAID/MALTA" h.s. in Red - and unusual thus - on front and carried on the Swiftsure to Falmouth. Rare. Ex Michael Lewis and sold for £650 in July 2019. (Image)

Opening GBP 360.00
Sold...GBP 360.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:15:10 EST
Sold For 360

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 603
Symbol:

image IONIAN IS. MAIL SENT FROM OR VIA MALTA; Trio with Aug. 1817 EL to Corfu datelined at Malta with double-lined "ISOLE/IONIE" h.s. on front, Apr. 1818 EL (small peripheral faults) to England endorsed 'via Malta' with double-ring "ISOLA/IONIE" and framed cursive "MALTA" h.s. on front and rated '9/3'd, Mar. 1821 E to London with the same markings and rated a total of '6/2'd for the double rate, and May 1858 env. 'via Trieste' to London ex Corfu with Cologne transit d.s. and framed Prussian "6¼" accountancy h.s. on front with contents on H.M.S Vigilant letterhead and datelined at Malta. (4 covers) Cross Reference: IONIAN ISLANDS, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, ACCOUNTANCY MARKS (Image)

Opening GBP 260.00
Sold...GBP 260.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:15:42 EST
Sold For 260

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 605
Symbol:

image FREE & FOREIGN BRANCH MAIL TO/FROM MALTA; Quartet with Feb. 1824 EL with Crown Free d.s., Inspectors star h.s. and framed "Returned/for Postage" h.s. signed by Francis Freeling (PO Sec.) and John Barrow (2nd Admiralty Sec.), May 1833 EL to Surrey with Crown Inspectors mark deleting '3/3'(d) and re-rated '3/2'd Oct. 1833 EL with Crown Free d.s. and signed by [Lord] Melbourne and Mar. 1834 EL to H.M.S Vincent at Malta with scarce London "Return from" h.s. on front. (4 covers) Cross Reference: RETURNED MAIL, FREE MAIL, NAVAL MAIL, INSPECTORS' MARKS (Image)

Opening GBP 360.00
Sold...GBP 360.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:16:25 EST
Sold For 360

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 606
Symbol:

image MALTA CURSIVE HANDSTAMPS; Oct./Nov. 1827 E's to London or Wrexham each with framed cursive "MALTA" h.s. in Black and rated '3/2'd or '3/3'd respectively and probably carried on the Lady Mary Pelham or Princess Elizabeth. The former addressed to the Marchioness of Hastings, her husband was the Governor of Malta 1824/26 and whom died at sea requesting his right hand be amputated so that could be placed hand in hand with his wife's at Loudoun. (2 covers) (Image)

Opening GBP 200.00
Sold...GBP 200.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:16:59 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 607
Symbol:

image NAVAL MAIL DESCRIBING THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO; Pair with Nov. 1827 EL to Guernsey rated '1/8'd with step-framed "SHIP LETTER/PLYMOUTH" h.s. on rear. Content by Commander Lewis Davies from the sloop Rose to Captain Lyons informing him of his brothers death from wounds sustained in the Battle of Navarino and Sep. 1828 EL to Jerez de la Fronterra via Gibraltar with framed cursive "MALTA" h.s. and rated '6'(d) and two disinfection slits on front, probably applied at Gibraltar. Content by James Calvert '....Accounts from Navarino four days ago state that 5000 Turks were already on board of ship....my last letter from Russia....expressed opinion that the Porte (Constantinople) would now accept the July Treaty. Good pair. (2 covers)Cross Reference: DISINFECTED MAIL, MILITARY, NAVAL, GIBRALTAR (Image)

Opening GBP 180.00
Sold...GBP 180.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:17:24 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 608
Symbol:

image MAIL DISINFECTED AT MALTA; Pair with Oct. 1832 EL to Plymouth charged '11'(d) from London and apparently carried privately - possibly with official naval despatch - to Falmouth with inspectors star h.s. on front. The rear with two near fully intact wax seals, one a Malta Lazaretto seal in Red and May 1836 EL to Leghorn, datelined Thunderer at Sea and with s/l "Malta Post Office" and disinfection slits but without rate markings. (2 covers) Cross Reference: DISINFECTED MAIL, INSPECTORS' MARKS, NAVAL MAIL (Image)

Opening GBP 180.00
Sold...GBP 180.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:17:47 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 610
Symbol:

image DISINFECTED MAIL & MAIL VIA GIBRALTAR; Pair with 1838/39 EL's to London or Ireland both with disinfection slits and rated '2/6'd or 5/- and each with "MALTA" double-arc d.s. on front, one written from H.M.S Asia in the Dardanelles and May/Dec. 1838 EL's to London also rated '2/6'd or '5/-' with curved framed "GIBRALTAR" h.s. on each both datelined at Malta apparently posted enroute. (4 covers) Cross Reference: GIBRALTAR, DISINFECTED MAIL (Image)

Opening GBP 170.00
Sold...GBP 170.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:18:34 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 612
Symbol:

image POST PAID HANDSTAMPS; Pair with Mar. 1840 EL to Marseilles with s/l "Malta Post Paid" and framed "PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE" h.s. on front Apr. 1843 E to Alessandria (Sardinia) with s/l "MALTA POST PAID" (type MPP 2D) all upper case scarce type in use perhaps only a month. Fine pair. (2 covers) Cross Reference: FRANCE, ITALIAN STATES (Image)

Opening GBP 110.00
Sold...GBP 110.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:19:25 EST
Sold For 110

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 613
Symbol:

image VERY RARE 29mm MALTA DOUBLE-ARC DATESTAMP; 29 Dec. 1841 E to London endorsed 'via Marseilles', rated '1/6'd and '1/8'd with London arrival cds and the v.rare "MALTA" 29mm double-arc d.s. (type MLC 2) on rear. The '4' in '184' is inverted and the '1' is missing altogether. Believed the equal known latest day of use, and probably withdrawn as a result of damage. Exhibition item. (Image)

Opening GBP 360.00
Sold...GBP 360.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:19:51 EST
Sold For 360

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 614
Symbol:

image EARLY MAIL TO AUSTRALIA; 19 Dec. 1841 EL (mild file fold) datelined at Malta to Melbourne, posted in london with oval "SHIP LETTER/LONDON" and framed London d.s. both on front and rated '8'd prepaid and '3'(d) incoming ship letter. Content inc. 'I did not write by the last packet to Alexandria....Lt Ewart told me that letters from India to Australia might wait months for a vessel to take them...mine had better go through England.' Rear with oval MELBOURNE/NEW.S.WALES" d.s. Six examples of mail from Malta to the Australian Colonies recorded by us. Scarce. Cross Reference: AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA (Image)

Opening GBP 300.00
Sold...GBP 300.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:20:47 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 615
Symbol:

image SHIP LETTERS FROM/TO MALTA; Quartet with 1842 EL to Scotland sent via Marseilles with a Malta Packet Agent's endorsement on the rear and front with "Malta Post Office"and Paris transit cds, 1842 E to Palermo with "MALTA POST OFFICE" with "VAPORE" and Messina transit d.s. on front, 1846 EL to Malta ex Naples with "3 Dec 1c" p.due mark on rear and c1846 E to Naples with "Malta Post Office" with step-framed "PACCHETTO A VAPORE/SICILIA" h.s. on front. (4 covers) Cross Reference: FORWARDING AGENTS, ITALIAN STATES (Image)

Opening GBP 200.00
Sold...GBP 200.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:21:12 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 616
Symbol:
Cat No: Collection

image 1840's FOREIGN MAIL (GB/GERMAN STATES) GROUP; Range on annotated leaves inc. 1842 EL to Bavaria (and redirected) with "Malta Post Office", framed "PAQUEBOTS/DE LA MEDITERRANEE" and Marseilles cds all on front, 1842 EL to Ireland with "Malta Post Office", framed "PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE", Marseilles cds and framed "PF" h.s. on front, 1842 EL to London datelined at Malta, rated '1/-' and redirected care of the Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle with a "1" or "L" h.s. on front and other related examples. (6 covers) Cross Reference: DISINFECTED MAIL, REDIRECTED AND TURNED MAIL, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL, RUTLAND (Image)

Opening GBP 160.00
Sold...GBP 160.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:21:40 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 617
Symbol:

image PRE-STAMP MISCELLANY INC. ENGRAVINGS & SHIP LETTERS; Range with 1842 printed EL (no address sheet) with letterhead depicting H.M.S Monarch entering Malta Harbour and datelined at 'Royal Naval Hospital Malta', 1847/54 E/ELs to Marseilles or Leghorn each with "MALTA" double-arc d.s. on rear and four printed 1841/46 Bills of Lading depicting ships in Malta harbour. (9 items) Cross Reference: NAVAL, MEDICAL (Image)

Opening GBP 220.00
Sold...GBP 220.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:22:20 EST
Sold For 220

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 618
Symbol:

image 1d POSTAGE MARKINGS; Trio with 1843 EL to Malta datelined at Naples with "22 Oct 1d" and Malta double-arc d.s. on rear and redirected to (French PO in) Smyrna and charged '16' decimes, 1845 EL to Malta datelined at Leghorn with "22, Feb 1d" h.s. on rear and 1846 E to Malta with disinfection slits and Lazaret mark on front and "18 Sept 1d" h.s. on rear. (3 covers) Cross Reference: POSTAGE DUE STAMPS & COVERS, DISINFECTED MAIL (Image)

Opening GBP 140.00
Sold...GBP 140.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:22:53 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 619
Symbol:

image RARE OVAL MALTA SHIP LETTER MARK; Jan. 1846 EL (central file folds) to Palermo with s/1 "MALTA POST OFFICE"(type MPO 2D) and a rare large part oval "VAPORI/DA MALTA" h.s. (type VDM) in Red also in front and in use 1843/47. Fine. (Image)

Opening GBP 200.00
Sold...GBP 200.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:23:23 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 620
Symbol:

image IONIAN ISLANDS MAIL TO US VIA MALTA; Unusual Mar. 1846 EL (few faults & repairs at rear) 'via Marseilles' to Boston datelined at Zante and with Malta f/a/c cachet and "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s. on front. London, Liverpool and "SHIP/6" d.s. or h.s. also on front and rated '2/-'. Attractive.Cross Reference: IONIAN ISLANDS, FORWARDING AGENTS (Image)

Opening GBP 150.00
Sold...GBP 150.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:23:59 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 621
Symbol:

image 1d MILITARY CONCESSION RATE WITH PAYMENT ATTACHED; Rare July 1847 EL (dusting and few peripheral faults) to Yorks. endorsed 'From Thomas Brown Seaman on Board/HMS Rodney Malta July 4th 1847' at top and countersigned by the Commanding Officer directly below. Circular incision marks at lower left indicating the attachment of a 1d coin apparently removed at London and the front with "MALTA/PAID" arc and London d.s. Rear with a Ferry Bridge d.s. Good example of unconventional prepayment of mail. Ex Victory (2010).Cross Reference: MILITARY - PENNY CONCESSION RATES, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL (Image)

Opening GBP 280.00
Sold...GBP 280.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:24:44 EST
Sold For 280

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 622
Symbol:

image MALTA PAID MARKINGS; Range inc. 1850/53 E/EL to Athens each rated '5' and with "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s. on front, 1851 env. 'via Marseilles' to Surrey rated '1/3'd with "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s. showing "1518" in error for 1851, 1857 E to Malta ex Marseilles franked France 40c, redirected to Gibraltar and rated '4'd with "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s. on front and a few similar examples. (9 covers)Cross Reference: GIBRALTAR, REDIRECTED MAIL, FRANCE, INCOMING OVERSEAS MAIL (Image)

Opening GBP 140.00
Sold...GBP 140.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:25:22 EST
Sold For 140

Sale No: 836
Lot No: 623
Symbol:

image CRIMEAN WAR/INDIAN MUTINY MAIL; Trio with Nov. 1854 EL to H.M.S Trafalgar at Malta with Spezia cds on front and Genoa cds on rear, initially marked with "PD" h.s. and overstruck by a "P.P." h.s. and an additional strike below, June 1856 env. to the H.M.S Curacao Black Sea Fleet rated '5'd and with "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s. on front and a Nov. 1857 env. 'via Marseilles' to London with "MALTA/PAID" arc d.s., on front aNd rated '9'd. Contents written from H.M.S Vigilant '....during the last few days we have had to steam up in readiness to take the Indian telegram to Cagliari [Sardinia]'. (3 covers) Cross Reference: MILITARY - CRIMEAN WAR, INDIA (Image)

Opening GBP 380.00
Sold...GBP 380.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:26:42 EST
Sold For 380
Sale No: 836
Lot No: 624
Symbol:

image MAIL TO THE CRIMEA; 26 Aug. 1855 mourning env. (small blemishes) to the 13th Light Infantry Crimea rated '5'(d) and defective oval "P.D." h.s. on front and "MALTA" double arc d.s. on rear. Uncommon use of this datestamp. Cross Reference: MILITARY - CRIMEAN WAR, MOURNING ENVELOPES (Image)

Opening GBP 110.00
Sold...GBP 110.00


Closed..Jun-02-2021, 11:27:09 EST
Sold For 110


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