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POSTAL HISTORY
 
1935 SILVER JUBILEE
Lots 1704-1728
 
1704
Bahamas - 1935 Colour postcard showing people in fruit market Nassau hand addressed to New York genuine postal use bearing Silver Jubilee 1½d tied by Nassau Ideal Tourist Resort slogan cancel 18 September 1935. ()
£6.50
 
 
1705
Barbados - 1935 Black and white postcard showing people and vehicle in front of Public Buildings hand addressed to New York genuine postal use bearing Silver Jubilee 1d making correct postcard rate to USA tied by GPO Barbados cds dated 16 July 1935. ()
£7.00
 
 
1706
British Solomon Islands - 1935 Insert card from GB 1d Uniform Penny Postage 50th Anniv postal stationery envelope typed address sent registered Tulagi (blue on white label applied on reverse) to England bearing Silver Jubilee 3d & 6d making double 4½d rate tied by individual strikes of Tulagi single ring cds dated 23 September 1935. New South Wales and two English transit marks on reverse. ()
£13.00
 
 
1707
Canada - 1935 Hand addressed cover sent registered Ottawa (purple mark applied direct to cover) to England at 16c rate bearing Silver Jubilee 3c & 13c tied by individual strikes of Ottawa Ont R code 10 single ring cds dated 4 May 1935 - date of issue. ()
£10.00
 
 
1708
Cook Islands - 1935 Typed local address plain cover bearing Silver Jubilee set of 3 SG113/15 tied by Rarotonga cds of 31 December 1935 - last date of Official use. ()
£8.00
 
 
1709P
Dominica - 1949 Hand addressed plain cover sent registered (GPO Dominica blue on white label applied) to Switzerland bearing Silver Jubilee 1d to 1/- set of 4 each tied by individual strike of GPO Dominica single ring cds dated 5 April 1949. Very late use of stamps which were withdrawn from sale on 31 December 1935. ()
£13.00
Dominica - 1949 Hand addressed plain cover sent registered (GPO Dominica blue on white label applied) to Switzerland bearing Silver Jubilee 1d to 1/- set of 4 each tied by individual strike of GPO Dominica single ring cds dated 5 April 1949. Very late use of stamps which were withdrawn from sale on 31 December 1935. ()
 
1710
Gibraltar - 1935 Small locally hand addressed cover bearing Silver Jubilee 3d tied by Gibraltar 25 double ring cds dated 6 May 1935 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
1711
Gibraltar - 1935 Large size plain cover (vertical fold) hand addressed to England bearing Silver Jubilee 3d tied by Gibraltar 25 double ring cds dated 10 December 1935. ()
£4.50
 
 
1712
Gold Coast - 1935 Plain cover (roughly opened at top) hand addressed to England bearing Silver Jubilee 1d correct Empire rate tied by Isusu cds 3 August 1935. ()
£4.50
 
 
1713
Great Britain - 1935 Two hand addressed covers to same Glasgow address one bearing Silver Jubilee 1d scarlet and 1½d red-brown other with ½d green & 2½d blue each tied by Knightswood B O Glasgow W3 double ring cds dated 7 May 1935 date of issue. ()
£28.00
 
 
1714
Great Britain - 1935 Silver Jubilee 1/- Postal Order in nice clean condition (light vertical fold) having Collaton Paignton Devon code A double ring cds applied dated 3 June 1935. ()
£45.00
 
 
1715
Great Britain - 1935 Henderson's 6 view letter card containing 6 views of Ayr used within Scotland having ½d Silver Jubilee tied by Ayr cds dated 17 July 1935. ()
£5.00
 
 
1716
Great Britain - 1935 Valentine's 6 view letter card containing 6 views of Thorpe Bay used within Essex 1½d Silver Jubilee tied by Southend on Sea machine cancel 5 August 1935. ()
£5.00
 
 
1717
India - 1935 Black & white postcard showing view of Mackenzie Road Darjeeling sent to Holland (uncommon destination) bearing Silver Jubilee 2½a (correct overseas postcard rate) tied by heavy strike of Darjeeling double ring cds dated 9 July 1935. ()
£7.00
 
 
1718
Jamaica - 1935 Colour postcard showing Dam Head Irrigation Spanish Town sent to England from passenger on SS Monarch of Bermuda bearing Silver Jubilee 1d tied by Kingston machine cancel dated 23 May 1935. ()
£8.00
 
 
1719
Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika - 1935 Black & white postcard showing local with fancy head dress East Africa Type No 1 Kikuyu-Nyeri sent airmail to England genuine postal use bearing Silver Jubilee 30c (Correct air rate) tied by Nairobi cds dated 14 May 1935. ()
£7.00
 
 
1720
Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika - 1935 Four hand addressed covers (1 local address rest to England) all bearing 20c or 30c values from Silver Jubilee issues along with other stamps. One cover is commercial adverting cover and another was carried on the Wilson Airways Feeder Flight to Tanga with purple Feeder Service framed cachet applied. ()
£10.00
 
 
1721
Morocco Agencies - 1935 Canadian Pacific real photograph black & white postcard of Fez Gate Tangier addressed to England Tangier overprint on GB 1d Silver Jubilee tied by British Post Office Tangier double ring cds dated 7 August 1935. ()
£5.00
 
 
1722
Morocco Agencies - 1935 Colour postcard view of Street of the Plage Tangier long message to USA bearing Tangier overprint on GB 1½d Silver Jubilee tied by British Post Office Tangier double ring cds having wedges as spacing bars (TE - DR3) dated 14 September 1935. Gibraltar transit cds of same date off card at top. Typed write up on card. ()
£10.00
 
 
1723
New Zealand - 1935 Plain hand addressed cover to England endorsed "First Day Cover" bearing Silver Jubilee 1d correct Empire rate tied by Dannevirke cds of 7 May 1935. ()
£6.50
 
 
1724
Samoa - 1936 Plain typed address cover sent registered (blue & white label applied with Apia Sampa added in black print) to England bearing Silver Jubilee set of 3 tied by two strikes of Apia Western Samoa large cds dated 16 March 1936. ()
£9.00
 
 
1725
Tangier - 1935 Printed address cover sent registered Tangier to BM/VDRB London WC1 bearing Tangier overprint on GB Silver Jubilee set of 3 tied by unclear tied by individual strikes of Registered British P O Tangier oval cancels dated 20 November 1935. Grand Hotel Valentina Tangier cachet on reverse. ()
£15.00
 
 
1726
Tangier - 1935 Plain cover to Lancashire at 3d rate Tangier overprint on GB Silver Jubilee 1d scarlet plus GB ½d green & 1½d red-brown definitives tied by Plymouth Sunny South Devon for Happy Holidays slogan cancel of 3 September 1935. Maybe Paquebot cover. ()
£10.00
 
 
1727
Trinidad & Tobago - 1935 Two plain unaddressed covers one bearing Silver Jubilee 2c other Silver Jubilee 3c both tied by fine strike of San Fernado Trindad single ring cds dated 30 May 1935 having an additional strike alongside. ()
£10.00
 
 
1728
Tristan Da Cunha - 1939 Rubber stamped address plain cover to Louisiana USA bearing GB Silver Jubilee set of 4 ½d & 1½ tied by London machine cancel dated 24 March 1939 plus each value tied by individual strike of undated Tristan Da Cunha type VII cachet. ()
£40.00
 
 
1937 CORONATION COVERS
Lots 1729-1733
 
1729
British Solomon Islands - 1937 Plain hand addressed cover (small part missing right side) to USA bearing 3d Coronation tied by Tulagi cds dated 7 October 1937. Purple First Day Cover cachet bottom left however this cover not used on first day of issue. ()
£1.50
 
 
1730
Nauru - 1937 Typed address cover sent registered (red on white label applied) to New Zealand with Coronation set of 4 tied by Nauru Central Pacific cds of 3 October 1937. ()
£4.50
 
 
1731
New Guinea - 1937 Plain cover typed address to USA bearing Coronation 3d tied by Wau New Guinea cds dated 19 September 1937. ()
£3.50
 
 
1732
Papua - 1937 Austral Stamps Sydney printed address FDC sent registered (black & red on white label applied) bearing 1d to 5d set of 4 all tied by Port Moresby cds for date of issue. ()
£3.50
 
 
1733
1937 Eight preprinted or typed address covers sent registered for H & A Wallace London England bearing Coronation individual values or sets in blocks of 4 comprising British Solomon Islands Cook Islands (FDI cancels) Morocco Agencies (Spanish Currency) and Tangier Nauru (2½d & 1/- John Ash imprint blocks) Niue (FDI cancels) Papua and Southern Rhodesia. Odd crease or tone mark on some covers however condition generally fine. ()
£7.00
 
 
AUSTRALIA
Lots 1734-1741
 
1734
1929 Internal air mail cover (top left corner removed) typed address to Melbourne at 4½d rate bearing KGV Head 1½d x 3 tied by Hay cds dated 19 February 1929. Blue on white By Aerial Mail A.A.S Ltd pictorial label also on cover tied by Hay Forwarded by Air Mail cachet in black. Lot includes vertical strip of 3 of same labels¬ labels were issued on 23 September 1925 and used until May 1930 when Australia Post Office issued standard air mail label. ()
£12.00
 
 
1735
1937-39 Three Selfridge & Co Philatelic Department printed address envelopes having ½d orange to 1/- grey-green (10 values SG164/174) spread over the covers tied by Newcastle NSW or Air Mail Sydney NSW dated 12 May 1937 or 20 July 1939. ()
£3.00
 
 
1736
1958 Australian Air League printed letter card for 30th Anniv of 1st Tasman Crossing bearing Australia and New Zealand stamps tied by appropriate dated cancels. ()
£1.50
 
 
1737
1959 Four identical Qantas colour airmail covers for First Scheduled Boeing 707 Jet Flight Sydney - Fiji - Honolulu - San Francisco all printed addresses to Australia¬ Fiji or Hawaii with Australian¬ Fijian or US stamps tied by Sydney pictorial special flight handstamp¬ Nadi Airport cds or San Francisco slogan cancel having appropriate arrival backstamps. ()
£12.00
 
 
1738
1984 Eight different Benham Australia Local Railways unaddressed silk covers each bearing 50c¬ $1.50 or $2 Local Railway Letter stamp matching silk illustration tied by Australian Local Railway FDI cds with matching pictorial portion of 25 September 1984. 20c Railway stamp SG715 applied to each tied by TPO 1 West NSW Aust cds of 21 September 1984. ()
£10.00
 
 
1739
1985 Eight different Benham Australia Local Railways unaddressed silk covers each bearing $1.50 Local Railway Letter stamp matching silk illustration tied by Australian Local Railway FDI cds with matching pictorial portion of 31 August 1985. 20c Railway stamp SG715 applied to each tied by TPO 1 North West NSW Aust cds of same date. ()
£10.00
 
 
1740
1986 Seven different Benham Australia Local Railways unaddressed silk covers each bearing $1.50 Local Railway Letter stamp which matches silk illustration¬ each tied by Australian Local Railway FDI cds with matching pictorial portion dated 19 December 1986. 20c Railway stamp SG715 applied to each tied by TPO 1 North West NSW Aust Up cds dated 19 December 1986. ()
£10.00
 
 
1741
1987 Nine different Benham Australia Local Railways unaddressed silk covers each with $1.50 Local Railway Letter stamp matching silk illustration tied by Australian Local Railway FDI cds with matching pictorial portion of 15 August 1987. 20c Railway stamp SG715 applied to each tied by TPO 1 North West NSW Aust UP cds of 15 August 1987. ()
£10.00
 
 
BAHRAIN
 
 
1742
1946-58 Five covers all addressed to England bearing GB (4 all QEII) or Indian (KGV) stamps overprinted Bahrain tied by three different cancels inclusing 3 with Awali cds. ()
£20.00
 
 
BARBADOS
 
 
1743
1854 Unstamped preprinted Seon & Eve Prices Current letter sheet dated 11 April 1854 addressed to merchant in Hamilton Bermuda rated "4" on front with fine strikes of Barbados and St Thomas double arc cds's dated 11 & 14 April 1854 respectively on reverse. ()
£15.00
 
 
BASUTOLAND
 
 
1744
1963 Typed address long cover sent air mail to London bearing QEII definitives ½c to 10c plus 25c & 50c along with Freedom From Hunger 12½c and Red Cross 2½c all tied by seven strikes of Maseru cds dated 15 November 1963. ()
£1.00
 
 
BERMUDA
Lots 1745-1751
 
1745
1886 Incoming hand addressed cover (a little damage to backflap) from USA at 5c rate bearing US 2c x 2 and 1c having dumb ink blot cancels with Fredonia NY cds dated 25 February alongside. New York transit mark and Hamilton arrival marks dated 26 February and 7 March respectively on reverse. ()
£8.50
 
 
1746
1905 Hand addressed cover (opened two sides) to USA at 5d double letter rate with QV 2½d pale ultramarine horizontal pair SG27b tied by poor strike of Hamilton duplex. ()
£3.00
 
 
1747
1936 US pencil addressed correspondence card (no message) bearing GB KGV ½d green definitive tied by Come to Bermuda¬ The Isles of Rest Hamilton continuous machine slogan cancel dated 4 July 1936 plus straight line unframed Paquebot cancel in black. ()
£2.00
 
 
1748
1937 Hand addressed cover (mounting marks on reverse) sent registered to Denmark bearing 1937 Coronation set of 3 plus ½d green Red Hole Paget SG98 & 107/09 tied by St Georges cds dated 3 August 1937. Blank blue on white Bermuda registered label applied with St Georges added in red type. UK and Danish transit marks on reverse. ()
£2.50
 
 
1749
1941-44 Twenty hand addressed covers from a censor's personal correspondence to parents in Cardiff Wales. One cover has remains of BC1 Opened by Examiner blue on white tape at left. Nineteen covers at 1s 9d rate other at 2/- rate all bearing various values to 1s 6d from KGV/KGVI pictorial definitives. Few minor faults with one cover has 3d stamp removed. Ex lot 641 from Apollonia collection offered by Grosvenor 10 March 2005 estimate of £350-£400. ()
£50.00
 
 
1750
1943 Hand addressed air mail cover sent registered to Guatemala bearing KGV Red Hole Paget 1s 6d brown SG106 and KGVI St David's Lighthouse 3d black & deep blue SG114a tied by Hamilton cds dated 17 February 1943. Blank blue on white Bermuda registered label applied with Hamilton added in black type. US and Guatemala transit marks on reverse. ()
£2.50
 
 
1751
1948 Commercial window envelope with KGVI 1½d SG111b tied by good strike of I.A.T.A. Traffic Conference Bermuda 1948 Hamilton slogan cancel of 10 November 1948. Come to Bermuda¬ The Isles of Rest St Georges slogan cancel of same date on reverse. ()
£3.00
 
 
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS.
Lots 1752-1754
 
1752
1947 Typed address long cover sent registered Honiara (purple mark applied direct to cover) to Australia endorsed Via Fiji-Australia bearing KGVI ½d definitive x 2 plus Victory 1½d and 3d in blocks of 4 all tied by Honiara cds's dated 22 March 1947. Same cds on reverse along with Suva and Sydney transit cancels. ()
£7.00
 
 
1753
1958 Typed address air mail cover having By Air Mail pictorial cachet applied to New Zealand at 3s 3d rate bearing QEII 3d¬ 1/- and 2/- definitives tied by Honiara cds's of 28 January 1958. ()
£7.00
 
 
1754
1963 Typed address cover endorsed Air Mail to New Zealand at 4s 6d rate bearing QEII 1/- x 2 and 2s 6d definitives tied by Honiara cds's of 13 November 1963. Blue unframed World United Against Malaria two line cachet applied to front. ()
£6.50
 
 
CANADA
Lots 1755-1759
 
1755
1928 Experimental Flights in the Prairie Provinces fifteen location different typed address first flight covers all dated 10 December 1928 for flights testing the feasibility of a regular air mail service. The covers are all at 5c rate bearing range of stamps tied by location specific "Use Airmail Special Prairie Flights" slogan postmarks dated 10 December 1928. All covers have different purple flight cachets applied along with two postmaster signed and all backstamped with arrival cancel. All covers are displayed on a loose leaf album page with a typed write-up detailing flight¬ covers carried and pilot. ()
£40.00
 
 
1756
1929 Experimental Flights in the Prairie Provinces five location different typed address first flight covers all dated 28 January 1929 for flights testing the feasibility of a regular air mail service. The covers bear Air 5c SG274 tied by various postmarks dated 28 January 1929. All have different black or purple flight cachets applied along with relevant arrival backstamp and are displayed on a loose leaf album page with a typed write-up detailing flight¬ covers carried and pilot. ()
£10.00
 
 
1757
1929 Special Flights in Connection with Kingston Airport four typed address location different first flight covers all dated 4 June 1929 date of inaguration for flights. The covers all bear Air 5c SG274 two tied by Kingston Industrial Exhibition slogan cancels one Montreal Duplex and the other with Toronto slogan cancel all dated 4 June 1929. All have different black flight cachets applied along with relevant arrival backstamp. All are displayed on a loose leaf album page with typed write-up detailing flight¬ covers carried and pilot. ()
£10.00
 
 
1758
1929-31 Nine different first flight covers dated between 15 July 1929 & 18 December 1931 each displayed on a loose leaf album page with a manuscript write-up detailing flight¬ covers carried and pilot. 4 June 1929 date of inaguration for flights. Most of the covers bear Air 5c SG274¬ with a few 1c & 2c tied by ranges of cancels and all have different black flight cachets applied plus relevant arrival backstamps. ()
£18.00
 
 
1759
1930 Inaguration of regular Prairie Air Mail Service thirty seven (4 hand addressed rest typed or rubber stamped address) location different first flight covers all dated 3 March 1930 date of inaguration for flights. The covers bear a range of stamps most tied by "Save Time Use Air Mail" slogan cancels dated 3 March 1930. All have different black or purple flight cachets applied along with relevant arrival backstamp. Includes a cover dated 15 January 1931 for the addition of the Lethbridge stage. All are displayed on a loose leaf album page with a manuscript or typed write-up detailing flight¬ covers carried and pilot. ()
£75.00
 
 
FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCIES
 
 
1760
1946 circa Hand addressed cover to Argentina bearing Thick Map ½d to 1/- set of 8 SGG1/G8 however no postal markings so no way of knowing if cover actually went through postal system. 2d value has Extra dot by oval variety SGG3d (SG cat £375 mint or used) plus 9d value (one toned perf) has gap in 80th parallel variety SGG7a. ()
£50.00
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS
Lots 1761-1781
 
1761
Aden - 1937 Plain printed address cover for Dibben & Son England sent registered bearing Coronation set of 3 each tied by individual strikes of Aden double ring cds for date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
1762
Australia - 1937 Illustrated Official FDC hand addressed to USA bearing KGVI 1d green & 2d red definitives tied by single strike of Melbourne cds dated 10 May 1937 - date of issue. ()
£2.50
 
 
1763
Australia - 1937 Official illustrated FDC for Sesqui-Centenary of New South Wales typed address to England sent registered from Sydney bearing set of 3 issued stamps tied by two strikes of Sydney RS cds dated 1 October 1937 - date of issue. ()
£3.50
 
 
1764
Australia - 1937 Official illustrated FDC for Sesqui-Centenary of New South Wales typed address to England sent registered from Adelaide bearing set of 3 issued stamps tied by two strikes of Adelaide Registered cds dated 1 October 1937 - date of issue. ()
£3.50
 
 
1765
Australia - 1948 Illustrated unaddressed colour FDC for International Scout Jamboree with 2½d issued stamp bottom left corner imprint block of 4 tied by Sydney cds for date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
1766
Australia - 1950 Black & white illustrated FDC hand addressed to New South Wales for Centenary of First Australian Postage Stamps bearing 2½d se-tenant issued pair tied by Paramatta single ring cds dated 27 September 1950 date of issue. ()
£3.00
 
 
1767
Australia - 1953 Plain air mail cover hand addressed to USA with 150th Anniv of Tasmania set of three issued stamps tied by two strikes of Indooroopilly Qld single ring cds dated 32 September 1953. Day slugs in canceller inverted showing 32 instead of 23. Maybe all mail cancelled with this error for the day nowever must be scarce from smaller Post Office. ()
£8.00
 
 
1768
Australia - 1960 WCS illustrated colour FDC 100th Melbourne Cup Horse Race typed address to England issued stamp tied by GPO Sydney FDI hand stamp for date of issue. ()
£1.50
 
 
1769
Egypt - 1959 Printed label address illustrated special cover sent registered (black on red label on reverse) to Switzerland bearing Seventh Anniversary of Revolution and Transport & Communication set of 6 plus miniature sheet SG595/MS601 all tied by three strikes of pictorial handstamp for date of issue. ()
£6.00
 
 
1770
Falkland Islands - 1965-69 Illustrated unaddressed/ printed address FDC's for 1965 International Co-operation Year 1d & 1/- Port Stanley single ring cds for date of issue plus 1969 21st Anniv of Government Air Service & Centenary of Bishop Stirlings Consecration each bearing sets of 4 tied by Fox Bay single ring FDI cds. ()
£3.50
 
 
1771
Montserrat - 1953 Three identical illustrated colour local pencil addressed FDC's (slight ageing around edges) bearing QEII 1c to 24c definitives SG137/145 (3 on each cover) tied by GPO Plymouth cds's dated 1 June 1953. ()
£3.00
 
 
1772
Morocco Agencies - 1936 Plain manila Selfridge & Co envelope hand addressed to London bearing French Currency overprints on GB KGV 10c on 1d scarlet plus KEVIII 5c on ½d green and 15c on 1½d red-brown SG217 & 227/28 tied by two strikes of British Post Office Constantinople double ring cds dated 26 October 1936 - date of issue of KEVIII stamps. Black oblong Posted on Day of Issue cachet and purple FB cachet applied to front of cover. ()
£4.00
 
 
1773
Morocco Agencies - 1936 Plain manila Selfridge & Co envelope hand addressed to London bearing Spanish Currency overprints on GB KEVIII 5c on ½d green to 25c on 2½d light blue set of 4 SG160/63 tied by individual strikes of British Post Office Tetuan single ring cds dated 26 October 1936 - date of issue. Purple oblong Posted on Day of Issue cachet and purple B cachet applied to front of cover. ()
£4.00
 
 
1774
Morocco Agencies - 1937 Plain cover typed address to Darracott & Roberts London bearing French Currency overprint on GB KGV 50c on 5d yellow-brown SG221 1937 Coronation 15c on 1½d SG229 plus Tangier overprint on 1937 1½d Coronation SG244 all tied by individual strikes of British Post Office Casablanca double ring cds dated 13 May 1937. ()
£4.00
 
 
1775
Morocco Agencies - 1937 E D Bowie printed address plain FDC (a little surface damage on front away from stamps) bearing French Currency¬ Spanish Currency and Tangier overprints on 1937 1½d Coronation SG164 229 and 244 all tied by individual strikes of British Post Office Tangier double ring cds dated 13 May 1937 - date of issue of stamps. ()
£4.00
 
 
1776
New Zealand - 1936 Hand addressed illustrated lightly creased cover to England for Anzac Day bearing 1d + 1d scarlet SG592 tied by Wellington cds for date of issue. ()
£4.00
 
 
1777
Papua New Guinea - 1965 Illustrated colour WSC FDC for ANZAC issue hand addressed to England bearing 2s 3d illustrated stamp tied by Port Moresby FDI handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
1778
Singapore - 1955 Three identical illustrated colour local rubber stamped addressed FDC's bearing QEII 1c to 50c definitives SG38/43 & 47/49 (3 on each cover) all tied by Singapore X single ring cds dated 4 September 1955. ()
£4.00
 
 
1779
Swaziland - 1947 Typed address illustrated cover for Royal Visit issue sent registered to Whitefield King bearing set of 4 tied by two strikes of Mbabane cds's for date of issue. ()
£1.50
 
 
1780
Tristan Da Cunha - 1963 Printed address colour FDC for re-settlement bearing 1d 1½d 2d & 3d issued stamps SG55/58 tied by two strikes of single ring cds for date of issue. Cover has blue ink signature of Willie Repetto chief minister applied. ()
£3.00
 
 
1781
Western Samoa - 1939 Plain cover sent registered (black & blue on white label applied) typed address to New Zealand bearing 25th Anniv of New Zealand Control 1d to 7d set of 4 tied by two strikes of Apia cds for date of issue. ()
£10.00
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS - GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 1782-1802
 
1782
Jersey - 1941-43 Arms ½d and 1d plus Views ½d to 3d set of 6 each on post card (4 picture) all tied by cds's for date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
1783
1951 Plain typed London address cover endorsed Festival of Britain First Day Cover bearing issued 2½d & 4d stamps tied by superb strike of House of Commons 1 double ring cds timed 9.30am dated 3 May 1951. ()
£4.00
 
 
1784
1998 Great British Land Speed Records and 1999 Travellers Tale Royal Mail typed label addresses First Day Covers bearing issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.50
 
 
1785
2001 Punch & Judy Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing se-tenant strip of 7 all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1786
2001 Christmas and 2002 Commonwealth Games Royal Mail typed label address First Day Covers bearing issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1787
2002 Coastlines Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing 27p se-tenant block of 10 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1788
2002 Peter Pan Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 5 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.50
 
 
1789
2002 Pillar to Post Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 5 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1790
2002 Astronomy Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing issued miniature sheet tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1791
2003 The Secret of Life Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 5 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.50
 
 
1792
2003 Extreme Endeavours Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 6 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£4.00
 
 
1793
2003 England Winners Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing issued miniature sheet tied by Bureau FDI handstamps ()
£5.00
 
 
1794
2004 Occasions Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing se-tenant set of 5 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.50
 
 
1795
2004 Royal Horticultural Society Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 6 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1796
2004 A British Journey - Wales Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 6 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1797
2004 Woodland Animals Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing se-tenant block of 10 1st NVI issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£5.00
 
 
1798
2004 Christmas Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 6 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1799
2004 Illustrated typed addressed Royal Mail FDC bearing Classic Locomotives miniature sheet SGMS2423 tied by two strikes of Bureau FDI pictorial handstamp. ()
£2.00
 
 
1800
2005 A British Journey - South West England Royal Mail typed label address First Day Cover bearing set of 6 issued stamps all tied by Bureau FDI handstamps. ()
£3.00
 
 
1801
2005 Europa Changing Tastes in Britain set of 6 on typed address Royal Mail cover all tied by two strikes of Buckingham Palace SWA 1AA single ring cds for date of issue. ()
£4.00
 
 
1802
2010 Royal Mail unaddressed illustrated cover for Great British Railways issue bearing 1st to 97p set of 6 SG3109/14 tied by two strikes of pictorial Bureau Swindon FDI handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 1803-1826
 
1803
1865 Small cover (Abbotsford Melrose PB on backflap slightly damaged) addressed to a captain at Aldershot Camp with 1d red (IG) plate 94 tied by Melrose code C duplex of 26 July 1865. Nice strike of Aldershot Camp code B single ring cds of 27 July 1865 on reverse. ()
£7.00
 
 
1804
1887 OHMS (almost seperated vertically in half) wrapper hand addressed to Glasgow bearing 1d lilac overprinted IR Official SG03 tied Glasgow 159 duplex of 25 August 1887. ()
£3.00
 
 
1805
1899-1900 Two OHMS stampless envelopes (one Estate Duty Department Somerset House other Inland Revenue Somerset House) to same addressee in Bristol both having black Inland Revenue Somerset House crowned black cachets applied along with different London Official Paid cds's dated 25 November 1899 or 15 January 1900. ()
£5.00
 
 
1806
1906 Incoming 1c green newspaper wrapper from USA uprated with 1c stamp hand addressed to Birmingham having good strike of "More To Pay above (4 added in blue ink) Oz 75" instructional mark applied. Birmingham cds dated 26 February 1906 applied along with manuscript * To Pay but no other markings indicating anything was paid. ()
£3.50
 
 
1807
1906 Black & white postcard HM Transport "Dongala" as sea sent to Kent bearing GB KEVII ½d yellow-green tied by Southampton Docks double ring cds of 21 September 1906. ()
£4.00
 
 
1808
1907 Black & white postcard of Bridge of Albah¬ Banff bearing KEVII ½d blue-green tied by fine strike of Auchterless Station double ring code D cds dated 23 December 1907. ()
£4.00
 
 
1809
1907 Black & white postcard of the interior of Iffley Old Norman Church used to Micheldever Station Hants (redirected on arrival) bearing KEVII ½d yellow-green (damaged) tied by Oxford cds dated 8 April 1907. Fine strike of Micheldever Station double ring cds dated 10 April 1907 applied alongside. ()
£4.50
 
 
1810
1908 Colour postcard of Widemouth Bay¬ Nr Bude sent to Truro bearing KEVII ½d yellow-green tied by superb strike of Treillian Grampound Road purple cds dated 6 March 1908 having Probus thimble cds of same date alongside. ()
£10.00
 
 
1811
1910 circa Platino-Photo unused black & white postcard of Lee Devon Post Office. ()
£4.50
 
 
1812
1910 Nine different mostly colour postcards showing views from Japan - British Exhibition all having KEVII ½d attached with 8 tied by special Exhibition cancels. ()
£3.00
 
 
1813
1911 H&B CP58 ½d green postal card used to Shipston on Soar having good strike of Whitechurch Stratford on Avon rubber cds dated 14 July 1913. ()
£3.50
 
 
1814
1913 Colour "Always True" postcard (crease bottom left corner) bearing KGV ½d green tied by Pica Distington (Cumberland) rubber skeleton cds dated 28 November 1913. ()
£10.00
 
 
1815
1914 Colour postcard of Giant's Causeway bearing KGV ½d green tied by Giant's Causeway Bushmills distorted single ring cds gated 18 June 1914. ()
£8.00
 
 
1816
1915 Ridout Brothers unused colour postcard Swalecliffe (near Whitstable) Post Office. ()
£4.50
 
 
1817
1917 Unfranked colour Christmas post card with Penrith cds of 24 December 1917 applied. "1d" tax mark applied plus 1d postage due SGD2 tied by Penrith cds of 26 December 1917. ()
£3.00
 
 
1818
1930s Sepia postcard showing view of the Beach¬ Hest Bank showing train station at right. ()
£3.00
 
 
1819
1935 Correspondence post card long message on reverse from nephew to aunt in Bexhill-on-Sea having a Jamaica Silver Jubilee 1d affixed not cancelled. Eastbourne rubber cds of 26 November 1935 applied to front plus purple framed instructional mark To Pay Posted Unpaid with 2d added. 2d postage due applied tied by Bexhill-on-Sea cds. Part of message reads "Sorry if you have to pay for this¬ it is an experiment." ()
£9.00
 
 
1820
1950 Seven identical illustrated typed address covers (a little toning around edges) for London International Stamp Exhibition each bearing 2½d Victory tied by special Exhibition handstamp dated different day between 6 and 12 May 1950. ()
£5.00
 
 
1821
1951 Typed address official illustrated Festival of Britain cover bearing Festival of Britain 2½d & 4d tied by Festival of Britain slogan cancel dated 4 May 1951. ()
£1.00
 
 
1822
1953 circa front and part of reverse (with compulsorily registrered label attached) of Post Office OHMS Returned letter addressed to Urch Harris & Co Bristol having 1/- Postage Due attached tied by poor strike of postmark. ()
£5.00
 
 
1823
1960s/70s Ten different unused colour postcards (between number 3 & 16) produced by Robson Lowe each showing a different cover sold through his auctions. ()
£2.50
 
 
1824
1960 Five identical colour illustrated covers all printed address for First Scheduled Flight BEA Comet 4B comprising London to Moscow¬ London to Istanbul¬ London to Oslo and return plus London to Helsinki all bearing appropriate stamp tied by 1 April or 1 June 1960 cancel with appropriate arrival cancel and cachets on reverse.to LondonLondon ()
£6.00
 
 
1825
1961-64 Nine hand addressed plain covers for issues between 1961 Parliamentary Conference to 1964 Botanical Congress (no Productivity Year or Shakespeare) bearing issued stamps SG629/30 634/45 & 651/58 all tied by Ardfern Lochgilphead double ring cds for dates of issue. Could be soaked off for fine used. ()
£3.00
 
 
1826
Jersey - 1910s Unused colour postcard showing Arms of Jersey and SS Roebuck (Steamer) passing Elizabeth Castle Jersey. ()
£8.00
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN - RAILWAY SOUVENIR COVERS
Lots 1827-1863
 
1827
1980 Post Office illustrated unaddressed cover bearing Liverpool & Manchester Railway 12p strip of 5 tied by three strikes of Rainhill Trials Liverpool handstamp dated 24 May 1980. ()
£1.50
 
 
1828
1980 Benham 150 Years of Liverpool/Manchester Railway (code BS2a/2e) five different small Benham printed label addressed silk covers each bearing different single 12p stamp from Liverpool to Manchester issue SG1113/17 with silk illustration matching applied stamp. All tied by location appropriate pictorial handstamp dated 12 March 1980 - date of issue. ()
£3.00
 
 
1829
1985 Benham Famous Trains (code BS1a/1e) five different unaddressed silk covers each bearing Famous Trains single stamp from 17p to 34p set of 5 SG1272/76 with silk illustration matching applied stamp. All tied by location appropriate 150th Anniv of GWR pictorial handstamp dated 22 January 1985 - date of issue. ()
£3.00
 
 
1830
1985 Five different Benham silk covers for 150th Anniversary of the GWR (codes GWR2¬ GWR 5¬ GWR10¬ GWR16 and GWR17) BS2a/2e) each bearing different mainly train commemoratives plus Local Railway Letter Services labels tied by location appropriate handstamps dated between 22 January and 2 August 1985. Two covers also have different colour Carried on GWR 150 Exhibition Train cachets applied. ()
£5.00
 
 
1831
2004 Illustrated Internet Stamps cover code Series 2 number 1a number 21 of limited edition of 700 for the Great Age of Steam issue bearing 20p to 68p set of 6 SG2417/21 tied by two strikes of Railway Magazine A Trusted Voice for the Railway Community pictorial handstamp dated 13 January 2004 - date of issue. ()
£3.00
 
 
1832
2004 Lavishly illustrated Limited Edition Buckingham cover number 32 Celebrating City of Truro 3440 Locomotive with 19p Machin and 10p Train stamp tied by Whiteball Bank Wellington pictorial cds of 9 May 2004. Carried Aboard the Anniversary Train cachet applied. ()
£2.50
 
 
1833
2006 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham cover number 140 of 150 Celebrating the Bicentenary of Isambard Kingdom Brunel bearing 1st Royal Albert Bridge tied by Royal Mail Portsmouth pictorial handstamp dated 9 April 2006. Facsimile 4d Great Western letter stamp tied by special Brunel handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
1834
2006 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 cover code R15 for 30h Anniversary of the High Speed Train 12p High Speed Train plus 42p Paddington Station commemoratives SG987 & SG2609 tied by Bristol special hand stamp dated 4 October 2006. ()
£4.00
 
 
1835
2007 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham cover code R8 number 8 of 11 Celebrating Centenary of Terence Cuneo bearing 1st Firework smiler with train label attached tied by Centenary of Terence Cuneo Waterloo Station handstamp dated 28 April 2007 with Carried on the Cuneo Centenary Train cachet of same date also applied. ()
£5.00
 
 
1836
2007 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R29 Celebrating 70th Anniversary of the naming of the Sir Nigel Gresley bearing 17p & 25p train commemoratives tied by special commemorative handstamp dated 26 November 2007. ()
£3.00
 
 
1837
2007 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R23 145th Anniv of the Royal Scot bearing 1st Firework with Terence Cuneo Centenary train label attached tied by London Euston Royal Scot 145th Anniversary hand stamp of 1 June 2007. ()
£4.00
 
 
1838
2007 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R24 75th Anniv of the GWR Cheltenham Flyer bearing 1st Firework with Terence Cuneo Centenary train label attached tied by Cheltenham 75th Anniversary hand stamp of 6 June 2007. ()
£4.00
 
 
1839
2007 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R25 70th Anniversary of the Record RunThe Coronation Scot bearing 1st The Station commemorative SG2392 tied by Crewe The Coronation Scot hand stamp dated 29 June 2007. ()
£3.00
 
 
1840
2008 Four identical lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 127 covers (all numbered 40) code R43a Celebrating The Great Central Railway Trials each bearing 1st Union Flag smiler with different Train label attached tied by Tornado Loughborough special handstamp dated 21 September 2008. Each cover has different £1 Train label applied tied by Carried on Board Tornado 60163 pictorial handstamp dated 22 September 2008. ()
£15.00
 
 
1841
2008 Four different lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers (code R34a/R34d) for 85th Anniversary of the Railway Grouping (London Midland & Scotish Railway¬ Southern Railway¬ London & North Eastern Railway and Great Western Railway) each bearing 1st Firework with different train label attached tied by York 85th Anniversary hand stamp dated 1 January 2008. ()
£15.00
 
 
1842
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 300 covers code R46 Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Closure of Midlands & Great Northern Joint Railway bearing 4p Machin and 35p Train commemorative tied by Sheringham Norfolk hand stamp of 28 February 2009. ()
£3.50
 
 
1843
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R52 Celebrating 15th Anniversary of the Opening of the Channel Tunnel with 1st Firework with train label attached tied by pictorial special hand stamp of 6 May 2009. Illustrated cachet also applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
1844
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 500 covers code R54 Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the 112mph Record Run bearing 1st Union Flag and 18p Train commemorative tied by special handstamp of 23 May 2009. Carried onboard 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley Golden Jubilee Special framed cachet. ()
£4.00
 
 
1845
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham cover code R55 Carried on Board Hitachi 395 High Speed Train bearing 1st Firework with Hitachi 395 label attached tied by special Hitachi Ashford Kent handstamp dated 18 June 2009. Carried onboard and High Speed Train Preview Event cachets applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
1846
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 500 covers code R57 Celebrating The 30th Anniv of Steam Railway Magazine bearing 1st Firework smiler with Train label attached tied by Peterborough special handstamp dated 10 October 2009. Dropped at Speed at Quorn during the Gala cachet applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
1847
2009 Three identical lavishly illustrated Buckingham covers code R43c Celebrating Tornado Passenger Services bearing 1st Union Flag smiler with different Train label attached tied by Tornado Passenger Services York special handstamp of 31 January 7 February or 18 April 2009. Each cover has different Carried on Board Tornado 60163 pictorial cachets applied. ()
£12.00
 
 
1848
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R56 Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Steaming of the K1 Garratt bearing 1st The Station commemorative tied by Welsh Highland Railway Society special handstamp dated 17 August 2009. F.R. Co 25p K1 Garratt Letter Fee label also applied tied by H W Garratt oval handstamp. ()
£4.00
 
 
1849
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition ICS (Institution of Civil Engineers) of 500 covers code R59 Commemorating The Life Of Robert Stephenson 1803-1859 bearing 1st Fireworks smiler having Stephenson train label attached tied by special illustrated handstamp dated 12 October 2009. ()
£3.00
 
 
1850
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition SLS (Stephenson Locomotive Society) of 350 covers code R60 Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Stephenson Locomotive Society bearing 1st Fireworks smiler having Stephenson train label attached tied by special illustrated handstamp dated 11 December 2009. ()
£3.50
 
 
1851
2009 Ten lavishly illustrated different Buckingham The Great Little Train of Wales covers each bearing 1st Wales smiler with train label attached tied by The Great Little Trains of Wales pictorial hanstamp dated 4 September 2009. Seven have additional GB or local railway stamps applied tied by different handstamps plus most have additional cachets. ()
£30.00
 
 
1852
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R47 Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Class 91 bearing 1st Firework with train label attached tied by Kings Cross London Class 91 20th Anniversary hand stamp dated 3 March 2009. Carried abroad a Class 91 from London Kings Cross to Peterborough on the 3rd March 2009 cachet. ()
£4.00
 
 
1853
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R49 Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Stephenson Locomotive Society bearing 56p George Stephenson commemorative SG2920 tied by Darlington Society hand stamp dated 10 March 2009 which is date of issue of stamp. ()
£4.00
 
 
1854
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R48 Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Great Central Railway bearing 1st Firework with train label attached tied by Great Central Railway Loughborough hand stamp dated 9 March 2009. Carried on the Great Central Railway on the 40th Anniversary of the Closure - Gala Weekend 8th-10th May 2009 cachet also applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
1855
2009 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R50 Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Railway Air Service bearing 1st Firework with train label attached tied by Croydon Railway Air Service hand stamp dated 21 March 2009. ()
£4.00
 
 
1856
2010 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham cover series BCC116 code R63 Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Evening Star 92220 Locomotive bearing 1st Fireworks smiler having train label attached tied by special handstamp dated 18 March 2010. ()
£3.50
 
 
1857
2010 Lavishly illustrated Buckingham limited edition of 250 covers code R65 Marking a Centenary of Pullman Carriages on Continental Boat Trains bearing 17p Machin and 22p Train commemorative tied by special handstamp of 21 March 2010. Facimile £1 Southern Railway label applied along with French Equitorial Africa 25c emerald Green SG166 tied by appropriate cachets. ()
£4.00
 
 
1858
2010 Two Stamp Lincs unaddressed train illustrated covers limited editions 15 of 22 and 19 of 25 both bearing Great British Railways 67p to 97p set of 6 SG3109/14 tied by Over the Bridge For Platform 4 Bureau handstamp dated 19 August 2010 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
1859
2010 Five lavishly illustrated different Buckingham limited edition of 115 covers series BC413/13d code R70/70d for Great British Railways each bearing a stamp from the Great British Railways issue all tied by Great British Railways Euston¬ Kings Cross¬ Paddington¬ Swindon or Waterloo illustrated handstamps dated 19 August 2010 - date of issue. ()
£18.00
 
 
1860
2010 Lavishly illustrated unaddressed Bletchley Post Office limited edition cover number 58 of 120 for Great British Railways issue bearing 1st to 97p set of 6 SG3109/14 tied by York pictorial hanstamp dated 19 August 2010 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
1861
2013 Four lavishly illustrated different Buckingham Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Grouping of the Big Four Railway Companies with various GB Train commemoratives tied by Euston¬ King's Cross¬ Paddington or Waterloo special handstamps of 1 January 2013. ()
£12.00
 
 
1862
2013 Four lavishly illustrated different Buckingham Celebrating Classic Locomotives of Northern Ireland (Series 4 covers no 65A/65D R239A/239D) each bearing single 1st to £1.28 stamp from miniature sheet SGMS3498 all tied by location appropriate handstamps dated 18 June 2013 - date of issue. ()
£12.00
 
 
1863
2014 Four lavishly illustrated different Buckingham Celebrating Classic Locomotives of Wales (Series 5 covers no 03/3D R247A/247D) each bearing single 1st to £1.28 stamp from miniature sheet SGMS3578 all tied by location appropriate handstamps dated 20 February 2014 - date of issue. ()
£12.00
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN - ISLE OF MAN
 
 
1864
1988 Six different unaddressed illustrated Benham silk covers for Railway issue each bearing 2 value different train definitives 1p to 19p (between SG365/76) each tied by Douglas Isle of Man FDI cds dated 10 February 1988. ()
£5.00
 
 
INDIA
 
 
1865
1889-1916 Thirteen covers or cards (mostly postal stationery) having fine array of cancels and instructional marks including some Pakistan forerunners condition very mixed. ()
£10.00
 
 
JAMAICA
 
 
1866
1955 Plain cover locally hand addressed bearing KGVI ½d & 1½d definitives tied by Post 300 Office Kingston Jamaica purple oval cancel dated 9 May 1955. Lot includes two Jamaica Tercentenary illustrated hand addressed First Day covers each bearing two stamps making set of 4 of issued stamps tied by same cancel as first cover but dated 10 May 1955. Cross Roads or Halfway Tree arrival cds's on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
KUT - KENYA¬ UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA
Lots 1867-1873
 
1867
1931 Fifteen (eleven printed or typed address rest hand addressed) Imperial Airways First Air Mail England - Africa illustrated blue air mail covers dated between 26 February and 11 March 1931. Seven covers have GB stamps¬ one has Irish stamps and the rest have Kenya & Uganda KGV definitives attached. Two covers have GB stamps with controls attached¬ one cover Narobi to England has an additional Sutton Coldfield Birmingham ½d Paid mark applied¬ cover bearing Irish definitives addressed to Narobi is one of only 394 letters carried on all points by Imperial Airways. Nice colourful cover Kampala to Anglesey on Port Bell (original name for Kampala) to London stage¬ cover Kisumu to Sudan stage with Juba arrival cds and cover Kisumu to London endorsed per "Horatius" having Airmail Africa to India poster stamp on reverse. Nice lot for further study. ()
£60.00
 
 
1868
1931-32 Five plain covers all bearing Kenya & Uganda KGV definitives carried on Imperial Airways or Wilson Airways first flights comprising Imperial Airways typed address Uganda to India dated 11 March 1931 Imperial Airways typed address Kisumu to Nairobi dated 21 January 1932 Wilson Airways Coastal Feeder Service hand addressed Narobi to Dar Es Salaam x 2 covers dated 17 February 1932 and Wilson Airways hand addressed Mombasa to Nairobi stage with Kilindini cds dated 20 August 1932. ()
£15.00
 
 
1869
1932-42 Four hand addressed covers all sent Narobi to England x 2 or Ireland x 2 bearing various definitives tied by different slogan cancels. ()
£7.50
 
 
1870
1935 Hand addressed registered air mail cover sent Dar Es Salaam to Germany via Narobi¬ Brindisi then by rail via Switzerland as British planes were not allowed to fly over German or Italian Territory at this period. Cover sent at 2s 55c rate bearing KGV 5c¬ 50c and 2s pictorial definitives all tied by Dar Es Salaam cds dated 22 June 1935. Nice array of transit marks on reverse plux 50c stamp shows printers guide mark at left. ()
£7.50
 
 
1871
1938-52 Ten plain and one illustrated covers (three typed address rest hand addressed) bearing various KGVI defnitives tied by postmarks for date of issue comprising 5c block of 8 tied by Entebbe cds dated 11 April 1938¬ 10c¬ 20c & 30c tied by Dar Es Salaam cancel dated 2 May 1938¬ 1c x 5 & 15c¬ 10c & 30c and 10c x 2 tied by Entebbe cds dated 2 May 1938¬ 1c 10c 15c & 50c tied by Dar Es Salaam cds dated 2 May 1938. Royal Visit two registered covers T.C.B. Nairobi label attached one 10c block of 8 other 1/- block of 4 tied Nairobi cds dated 1 February 1952 and four covers (one illustrated) bearing 10c¬ 15c¬ 25c¬ 30c & 40c tied by Kampala or Nairobi cancels dated 1 April 1952. ()
£25.00
 
 
1872
1949-50 Eight covers all bearing 1949 75th Anniv of UPU commemoratives includes five covers (two illustrated) with full sets cancelled 10 October 1949 - date of issue with Bugondo¬ Dar Es Salaam¬ Kampala¬ Mbarara or Nairobi cds's¬ full set on air mail cover (inc original letter) typed address with Mombasa cds dated 19 October 1949 Union Castle line cover hand addressed to England bearing 50c x 4 tied by Mombasa cds's dated 5 December 1949 with and single use 30c on typed address cover used Nairobi to Kampala 25 January 1950. ()
£10.00
 
 
1873
1956 Hand addressed manila unstamped OHMS cover to Postmaster at Dodoma having nice strike of Dae Es Salaam - Tabora TPO Down double ring cds dated 27 November 1956. ()
£7.50
 
 
KUWAIT
Lots 1874-1875
 
1874
1951-57 Three covers bearing GB stamps overprinted Kuwait including one a little worn with KGVI 6a on 6d tied by Amhidi cds two with QEII stamps tied by Ahmadi or Kuwait cds's and unused folded 1953 Coronation overprinted air letter. ()
£10.00
 
 
1875
1979 Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research printed air mail cover typed address to England having good strike of Kuwait bilingual 0.30f meter mark (machine PB60) of 4 May 1979. ()
£4.00
 
 
MALTA
Lots 1876-1878
 
1876
1901 Colour Italian postcard (undivided back) showing ladies and men on bikes hand addressed to London at 1d rate bearing ¼d Harbour of Valletta blaock of 4 SG31a tied by two strikes of Valletta Malta oval cancel dated 12 November 1901. ()
£3.00
 
 
1877
1905-66 One postcard 1905 undivided back to Ireland and eight covers including 1937 x four covers bearing Coronation and KGV stamp 1944 censored cover to London and 1964 Express Fee Paid cover with cachet applied. ()
£15.00
 
 
1878
1979 Incoming hand addressed cover from England bearing 9p Machin tied by Cambridge slogan cancel dated 23 February 1979. Black oblong UK T FS 1½ 10½ cachet applied along with Malta T black oblong cachet with 1c added in blue ink applied with Malta 1c green postage due tied by Valletta cds dated 1 March 1979. ()
£4.00
 
 
MAURITIUS
 
 
1879
1937 Hand addressed plain cover carried on the Roland Garros flight to Rayuala Henry GPO London (sender W Henry GPO Port Louis on backflap) at 1r 25 rate bearing KGV 25c strip of 3 plus 50c all tied by General Post Office Mauritius single ring cds dated 20 January 1937. London Chief Office purple arrival cds dated 13 February 1937 on reverse. Purple two line Undelivered for Reason Stated Return to Sender cachet applied in London plus black framed Unclaimed Return Letter Section cachet applied in Mauritius. The Roland Garros left Mauritius on 20th January carrying a small quantity of letters. More were picked up in Réunion¬ whence the aeroplane departed on 26th January reaching Paris by easy stages on 12th February. The total mail carried from Réunion comprised 50 letters from Mauritius for France¬ 2·45kg for Madagascar (from Mauritius and Réunion)¬ 1·02kg (mainly from Réunion) for Djibouti¬ Tunisia and Syria and 8kg for Europe. All mail from Mauritius carried on this return flight received a four-line cachet: "MAURICE FRANCE / lère Liaison aéropostale / Avion Roland Garros / Voyage de retour€¬ which was applied in Réunion. ()
£40.00
 
 
MILITARY AND CENSOR
Lots 1880-1895
 
1880
Australia - 1941 Hand addressed air mail cover APO 089 (Darwin) to Tasmania bearing 4d koala tied by good strike of Field PO 089 single ring cds dated 9 September 1941. Purple framed Australian Military Forces Passed By Censor 1340 cachet applied at left with signature underneath. Displayed on A4 sheet with typed write up. ()
£30.00
 
 
1881
Australia - 1942 Hand addressed air mail (this erased) cover to England bearing KGVI 2½d tied by Frinkston cds dated 1 March 1942. Opened and sealed with 3 Opened by Censor red on white label at left tied on front by purple 3 Passed by Censor 232 triangular cachet. ()
£3.50
 
 
1882
British Honduras - 1918 Hand addressed cover (tone spots both sides) from Holy Family Convent Stann Creek to New Orleans USA at 3c rate bearing KGV 1c green & 2c red tied by Stann Creek code E single ring cds dated 12 December 1918."Opened By Censor No" black on white tape at left tied by purple Passed By Censor 1153 circular cachet on reverse. ()
£1.00
 
 
1883
Cameroun - 1940 American Protestant Mission Nkol Mvolan Abong Mbang Cameroon printed cover hand address to USA at 4f 75 surface rate bearing New York World Fair 1f 25 (small crease) SG117 50c Banyo Waterfall SG130 and 3f Elephants SG144 all tied by two strikes of Abong M'Bang Cameroon single ring cds dated 18 January 1940 with an additional strike alongside. Opened and sealed at left with black on white postal censor tape tied by oval censor marks both sides and B3 censor marks on front. Circular Postal censor mark also on front additionally ties 1f 25 stamp. Some discolouration both sides does not detract. ()
£7.00
 
 
1884
Cameroun - 1941 Hand addressed (partially erased after arrival) cover sent air mail (black on grey label affixed) to London at 8f 50 rate bearing Adherence to General de Gaulle overprints on 10c 40c 1f 40 1f 60 and 5f definitives (SG157 162 171 173 &178) all tied by Douala Cameroun single ring cds's dated 18 July 1941. Opened and sealed at right with French Military censor tape tied both sides by oval military censor marks. Black Controle Postal Commission A Territory Du Cameroun mark on front plus red half circle with Censor inside mark. Lagos "Come on the Phone" arrival mark of 21 July 1941 on rear. ()
£14.00
 
 
1885
French Equatorial Aftica - 1942 Commercial typed address cover to London rated 2f 50 bearing 1f 25 surcharge on Middle Congo 1f vertical pair SG31 (late use) tied by Port Gentil A.E.F. cds of 10 September 1942. Opened & sealed with plain tape by French censor at left tied by eye shaped censor marks both sides plus Circular D1 mark on front. Opened and sealed with PC90 Opened by Examiner black on white tape at right tied by tombstone Passed PP/13 censor mark on front. Lagos transit cds of 2 November 1942 on reverse. ()
£12.00
 
 
1886
Great Britain - 1914-19 Ten items of Military Mail (condition a little mixed) one to USA rest to England most originating in France¬ one having "Received From HM Ship No Charge To Be Raised" two line unframed black cachet applied. Good range of cancels seen including many with censor marks also applied. ()
£10.00
 
 
1887
Great Britain - 1944 2½d blue forces issue air mail letter sheet H&BAPF3 used Surrey to Germany in August 1944 to prisoner in Stalag Luft I which was at Barth¬ Pomerania and held caputered Allied Airmen. Camp was liberated by the Russians on 30 April 1945. Nice red British and German censor marks on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
1888
Great Britain - 1944 Hand addressed KGVI 2½d blue postal stationery envelope to RAF Station in Cornwall endorsed Privilege having Haverfordwest machine cancel dated 2 July 1944 with bold strike of purple framed RAF Censor 656 mark applied. ()
£3.00
 
 
1889
Great Britain - 1944 Hand addressed unstamped cover hand endorsed Prisoner of War in English and French to member of RAF in Hakodate Camp Japan (this was a forced labour camp) postmarked 4 September 1944. Opened and sealed at left with PC90 Examiner 151 tape having red and violet Japanese censor mark applied.. ()
£5.00
 
 
1890
Jamaica - 1940 Hand addressed air mail cover endorsed "Trans Atlantic" between family members from Morant Bay to RAF officer care of Bank of Nova Scotia London England sent at 2s 2d rate bearing KGVI 1d and 1/- (one damaged) x 2 all tied by fair strikes of Morant Bay cds's dated 27 August 1940. Purple 6 in circle censor mark applied to front which also ties one 1d stamp. Opened and sealed right with red on white Opened By Censor tape. ()
£10.00
 
 
1891
New Guinea - 1945 Hand addressed cover to South Australia at 4d concession rate bearing Australia ½d kangaroo and KGVI 3½d on 3d both tied by good strike of Field Post Office 026 single ring cds dated 22 January 1945. Purple framed Australian Military Forces Passed By Censor 372 cachet with signature underneath on left side. ()
£7.00
 
 
1892
New Zealand - 1915-17 Two Field Service post cards and two covers all stampless addressed to New Zealand one with censor mark rest with different FPO etc post marks. ()
£10.00
 
 
1893
New Zealand - 1943 Four covers inc a Honour envelope and a Church Army envelope all addressed to New Zealand including two with NZEF Field Post Office dumb circular cancel one opened and sealed with D.D.A./221 censor tape other with purple crowned censor mark. ()
£10.00
 
 
1894
Trinidad & Tobago - 1942 Typed addressed air mail commercial cover to USA at 30c rate bearing KGVI 6c and 24c definitives (both damaged) tied by Port of Spain cds's dated 4 February 1942. Opened and sealed at left with black on white Examined By 2830 label which is not listed in Peter C Burrows 2010 publication British Empire Civil Censorship Devices. ()
£7.00
 
 
1895
USA - 1942 Ten long covers all typed label address to same person in Dorset bearing 5c James Monroe perfin "GT" each cover with purple "Dept. Ruling No 2 Complied With" and opened with black on white censor tape having 8 different numbers. ()
£5.00
 
 
MOROCCO AGENCIES
Lots 1896-1897
 
1896
French Currency - 1937 Hand addressed cover sent registered (Rabat blue on white registered label applied) to England bearing various stamps. ()
£2.00
 
 
1897
1938 Darracott & Roberts typed address cover sent registered Tangier to London bearing various British & Spanish Currency stamps. ()
£1.00
 
 
NEW HEBRIDES
 
 
1898
1978 Two unaddressed illustrated FDC's for Concorde issue one bearing English set of 4 other French set of 4 both tied by single central strike of Port Vila FDI cds. ()
£2.00
 
 
NEW ZEALAND
Lots 1899-1916
 
1899
1898 Hand addressed mourning cover (light soiling on front and piece of label stuck to rear) to Auckland stamp removed with part A??? NZ triple ring cds 23 August 1898 left. Large black To Pay 2d Double Defeicient Postage circular handstamp applied no other marks shown. ()
£7.50
 
 
1900
1930 Typed address cover to Christchurch having blue & red on white By Air Mail label applied endorsed Per DN.-Ch.Ch Air Mail carried on the Inaugural Christchurch - Dunedin survey flight with KGV 4d purple tied by Dunedin slogan cancel of 6 November 1930. Cover is signed by pilot Sq/Ldr M C McGregor being one of only 306 covers carried. Lilac "Authenticated by the Expert Committee Air Mail Society of NZ" pictorial triangular mark on reverse. Scarce cover displayed on album page with hand written write up. ()
£50.00
 
 
1901
1931 Purple rubber stamped Christchurch address Kaitaia Aero Club Service By Air Mail From The Winterless North first flight cover Kaitaia to Auckland with KGV 1d Admiral x 2 tied by Auckland slogan cancel of 7 April 1931. Cover is signed by pilot Flight Officer F D Mill and has Kaitaia Aero Club and Air Service & Transport Co Ltd straight line purple cachets. "Authenticated by the Expert Committee Air Mail Society of NZ" pictorial triangular mark on reverse. Scarce cover displayed on album page with hand written write up. ()
£50.00
 
 
1902
1931 Typed address KGV 1d postal stationery envelope to Wellington having black on grey-blue air mail label applied endorsed By Air Mail Wanganui to Wellington carried on the Special Survey Flight Auckland to Wellington. Envelope uprated with Air 4d purple SG549 tied by Wananui cds dated 12 November 1931. Cover is signed by pilot Sq/Ldr M C McGregor and is one of only 113 covers carried on the flight. Purple "Authenticated by the Expert Committee Air Mail Society of NZ" pictorial triangular mark on reverse. Very scarce cover displayed on album page with hand written write up. ()
£70.00
 
 
1903
1931 Typed Gisborne address cover endorsed Per First Air Mail Hamilton to Gisborne with black on grey-blue air mail label applied carried at 5d rate on the Hamiilton - Gisborne leg of the Special Survey Flight Auckland - Hamilton¬ Rotorua¬ Gisborne and return. 1d Dominion plus Air 4d purple tied by Hamilton cds dated 10 December 1931.Gisborne arrival cds of same date on reverse. ()
£18.00
 
 
1904
1931 Typed address cover C/O GPO Blenheim carried on special Christmas Eve Survey Flight Palmerston North - Blenheim with appropraite cachet applied bearing Five Pence on 3d green air SG551 tied by Palmerston North cds dated 21 December 1931. ()
£10.00
 
 
1905
1932 Three locally hand addressed covers all carried on special Survey Flights namely Wellington to Hokitika and return plus Wellington to Woodville all with appropraite cacheta applied bearing Five Pence on 3d green air SG551 tied by relevant cds cancels. ()
£20.00
 
 
1906
1938 Incoming cover from Leicester England to New Zealand on flying Boat Calpurnia which crashed at Habbaniyah near Baghdad whilst trying to land on Lake Ramadi in a dust storm. Stamp washed off with a two line purple cachet "Recieved in Damaged Condition Ex Flying Boat Calpurnia" applied. Matangi arrival cds dated 4 January 1939 on reverse. ()
£40.00
 
 
1907
1955-73 Ten clean illustrated typed or unaddressed covers for different first flights having appropriate cachets and stamps tied by various handstamps. Commencing 1955 First NZ Helicopter Flight 1958 30th Anniv of First Tasman Crossing turned cover 1959 First Flight Auckland to Brisbane 1959 First Flight by Lockheed Electra Auckland to Sydney 1965 50th Anniv of First Flight Timaru - Christchurch 1965 First Flight Auckland - Taipo by South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand 1965 Pan Am First Jet Flight Auckland to Sydney 1965 First Jet Flight Auckland to San Francisco 1966 Qantas First Flight Auckland - Mexico City and 1973 First DC10 Flight Auckland to Los Angeles. ()
£20.00
 
 
1908
1960 Manila stampless window envelope having Wellesley Street Join A Thrift Club slogan cancel on front along with blue To Pay 4d Double Defeicient Postage double ring circular handstamp. 4d & 6d definitives on reverse tied by Auckland Postage Due cds dated 3 June with Auckland Private Boxes cds of same date alonside. ()
£5.00
 
 
1909
1961-69 Four locally hand addressed covers having "Double Deficiency" red or green Tax Marks applied 1961 unstamped cover with manuscript 6d added with Christchurch Delivery Counter cds on reverse 1964 unstamped cover with green To Pay 6d circular mark on front having 6d stamp applied tied by Auckland Postage Due cds 1967 cover with manuscript 2d added with 2d stamp applied on reverse tied by Auckland Postage Due cds 1969 manuscript 6c added but no dues applied or other postal markings. ()
£8.00
 
 
1910
1962 Stampless hand addressed cover to Auckland having Takapuna continuous machine cancel of 4 July 1962 on front along with black To Pay 6d Double Defeicient Postage double ring circular handstamp with 6d added in blue ink. 6d definitive on reverse tied by Auckland Postage Due cds of 5 July with Auckland Private Boxes cds of same date alongside. ()
£4.50
 
 
1911
1963-65 Five BOAC air mail illustrated typed address covers for first flights bearing appropriate stamps tied by relevant cancels commencing 1963 Comet 4 Jetliner London to Auckland and return 1965 First Boeing 707 Flight Auckland to Fiji and 1966 First Boeing 707 Flight London - Nandi Fiji. ()
£15.00
 
 
1912
1965 Two Qantas 707 V-Jet air mail illustrated inaugural typed address flight covers bearing Australia or NZ stamps for Auckland - Sydney and same day return flight. ()
£5.00
 
 
1913
1965-66 Eight Air New Zealand DC-8 air mail illustrated inaugural typed address flight covers bearing appropiate stamps tied by relevant cancels commencing 1965 First Flight Christchurch - Sydney 1965 First Flight Auckland - Sydney 1965 First Flight Auckland - Fiji - Honalulu - Los Angeles all four stages 1966 First Flight Auckland - Hong Kong and 1966 First Flight Auckland - Singapore. ()
£20.00
 
 
1914
1973 Hand addressed envelope (small hole bottom left) to Hamilton with 3d red meter mark and Hamilton slogan cancel of 17 December 1973 applied. Red framed Gone No Address cachet plus Red Return To Sender pointing finger cachet Hamilton octotagonal cachet of 18 December plus black Hamiltons Postman's Branch cds of same date on front. ()
£4.00
 
 
1915
1977 Colour postcard to England sent air mail with white on black Courrier des marins Seaman's Mail label. 18c commemorative tied by location unclear cds of 9 February 1977. ()
£2.50
 
 
1916
1985 Six different unaddressed Benham silk covers for Vintage Transport (Code BNZ2a/2f) each bearing matching 24c to 58c stamp from issue SG1360/65 each tied by location appropriate Trams FDI cds dated 6 March 1985. ()
£7.50
 
 
NEW ZEALAND - ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS
 
 
1917P
1913 Special letter sheet stationery folded into 4 (some seperation along folds and some ageing on two parts not affecting front) for Captain Scott's second Expedition to the South Pole having an impressed logo of an Emperor Penguin sitting atop the pole of the world globe inside a double arc with the words British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S. inside. Victoria Land overprint on New Zealand 1d Dominion (closed tear at top left light tone on perfs) SGA3 applied tied by Brit Antarctic Expd NZ single ring cds timed 1.30pm dated 18 January 1913. The middle name of Captain Scott was Falcon. ()
£25.00
1913 Special letter sheet stationery folded into 4 (some seperation along folds and some ageing on two parts not affecting front) for Captain Scott's second Expedition to the South Pole having an impressed logo of an Emperor Penguin sitting atop the pole of the world globe inside a double arc with the words British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S. inside. Victoria Land overprint on New Zealand 1d Dominion (closed tear at top left light tone on perfs) SGA3 applied tied by Brit Antarctic Expd NZ single ring cds timed 1.30pm dated 18 January 1913. The middle name of Captain Scott was Falcon. ()
 
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Lots 1918-1919
 
1918
1938 Hand addressed cover (backflap missing plus couple small nicks) to Australia bearing 5d Air SG196 tied by Rabaul cds dated 2 June 1938. ()
£3.00
 
 
1919
1960 Commercial typed address cover used within Rabual bearing 5d surcharge on ½d Tree Kangaroo SG25 tied by fine strike of Rabual cds dated 1 July 1960. ()
£2.50
 
 
NORTHERN RHODESIA
 
 
1920
1942 KGV 1924 2d light brown size b postal stationery envelope (H&GB1) overprinted Specimen in black which has some how found its way to Australia where it been used airmail by a Stamp Company in Hobart Tasmania hand addressed to New Zealand uprated with Australian 1d¬ 2d x 2 and ½d kangaroo (this T perfin) KGVI definitives. Stamps tied by Hobart cancels dated 18 May 1942. Cover opened and sealed at left with Opened By Censor 6 red on white tape which is tied to front by 6 Passed By Censor 7 diamond purple cachet. Unusual use of Specimen overprinted postal stationery used on a different continent. ()
£30.00
 
 
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
 
 
1921
1938 Black & white postcard of train on the Victoria Falls Bridge sent air mail to Wales with KGVI 1½d brown & 3d Victoria Falls tied by Victoria Falls cds dated 18 September 1938. ()
£4.00
 
 
ST CHRISTOPHER¬ NEVIS AND ANGUILLA
 
 
1922
1954 Black & white postcard Tree Ferns St Kitts (small closed tear at top) hand addressed to England sent at 3c surface postcard rate bearing QEII 3c SG109 tied by Basseterre single ring cds dated 10 November 1954. Scarce genuine post card rate used. ()
£1.00
 
 
SAMOA
 
 
1923
1958 Plain cover sent registered (black & blue on white label applied) air mail typed address to USA bearing Samoan Parliament set of 3 tied by Satupaitea cds of 12 April 1958. ()
£7.00
 
 
SEYCHELLES
 
 
1924
1956 Pencil Mahe address cover bearing KGVI 2c purple-brown SG135a (couple surface rubs) tied by Anse Royale code B single ring cds of 28 February 1956 with better strike alongside. Black "T" mark applied and "02cts" added in pencil. Postage Due 2c scarlet & carmine SGD1 applied tied by Victoria Seychelles code B single ring cds of 1 March 1956. ()
£5.00
 
 
SOUTH AFRICA
Lots 1925-1929
 
1925
1827-47 Pre-stamp unfolded wrapper no postal markings hand addressed to Clerke Barlow Esq Master of the Supreme Court Cape Town having good strike of Post Paid black framed cachet (Goldblatt PP2 - in use 1827-47) along with manuscript 1/- Prepaid suggesting wrapper originating from Graaf Reinet. ()
£9.00
 
 
1926
1936 Special air mail postcard "Sorting the mail in the Air Mail Section of the Johannesburg GPO hand addressed to England bearing ½d Springbok (slight tone at right) tied by Empire Exhibition special cancellation dated 22 December 1936. ()
£7.00
 
 
1927
1937 South Africa Empire Exhibition five different black & white postcards all but one addressed to Robertson Stamp Co bearing ½d Springbok (2 Official overprints) plus Exhibition label having special Exhibition cds or slogan handstamps. ()
£20.00
 
 
1928
1950 Hand addressed cover to England bearing 2d definitive tied by Johannesburg machine cancel dated 30 November 1950 having 1950 Anti TB 1d Christmas seal on reverse. ()
£2.00
 
 
1929
1951 Robertson Stamp Co printed address plain envelope bearing ½d and 1d definitives both tied by individual strikes of Rand Show oval cancel dated 27 March 1951. ()
£3.00