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LE7 9ZU
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POSTAL HISTORY
 
AUSTRALIA
Lots 2202-2203
 
2202
1920s circa four unused real photograph post cards comprising Kangaroos at Koala Park plus three different cards showing Koala bears at Koala Park. ()
£4.00
 
 
2203
1931 Imperial Airways illustrated air mail cover tone spots and a liitle soiling both sides) for 1st England Australia Official Air Mail hand addressed to England at 1s 11d rate bearing Kangaroo 1/- KGV Head 4d horizontal pair (one having flaw in wattles top left) and 3d Air all tied by Darwin single ring cds's dated 26 April 1931. ()
£8.00
 
 
BAHRAIN
 
 
2204
1949 circa Typed address cover sent air mail to England bearing 1½a on 1½d pale red-brown block of 4 SG53 tied by two strikes of year unclear type 26 cds dated 14 January. ()
£3.00
 
 
BASUTOLAND
Lots 2205-2211
 
2205
1899 Cape of Good Hope 1d brown postal stationery card hand addressed to Algiers (unusual destination) written by a G. & L. Larriaux at "Thaba Mission" (stated by vendor to be first recorded mention of this town) sent to friends in Algeria. Maseru Basutoland cds x 2 on front of 18 January 1899 with two Algerian arrival marks of 12 & 14 February on reverse. ()
£85.00
 
 
2206
1922 Black & white postcard of St Joeph's School after the cyclone 22 December 1912 sent from St Monica's PO Leribe Basutoland South Africa hand addressed to Belgium bearing South Africa 1d scarlet tied by Leribe large double ring cds dated 10 January 1922. Long message in Flemish? complete with a translation into English regarding living conditions and comparison between Belgium and Leribe. ()
£80.00
 
 
2207
1931 South Africa ½d Springbok postal stationery card uprated with ½d Springbok stamp tied by scarce Mamathes single ring cds dated 8 September 1931. Card is addressed to Morija having message in French. Top left corner crease plus usual spike hole at right. ()
£23.00
 
 
2208P
1933 South Africa 1d Dromedaris (van Riebeecks ship) postal stationery card uprated with South Africa ½d Springbok having fine strike of Maseru double ring cds dated 2 October 1933. Sent to Amsterdam with long message in Dutch on reverse. ()
£20.00
1933 South Africa 1d Dromedaris (van Riebeecks ship) postal stationery card uprated with South Africa ½d Springbok having fine strike of Maseru double ring cds dated 2 October 1933. Sent to Amsterdam with long message in Dutch on reverse.  ()
 
2209
1933 Preprinted address black on orange Lennards Limited Bristol England cover with South Africa 2d Union Buildings tied by Mohaleshoek Basutoland cds of 5 October 1933. ()
£13.00
 
 
2210
1935-36 Two ½d green postal stationery cards both hand addressed to Sesuto Book Depot in Morija with usual closed spike holes¬ one with Roma Mission S Africa (Scott type 1) cds dated 18 November 1935 other with Maseru (Scott type1) cds dated 22 January 1936. ()
£36.00
 
 
2211P
1950 KGVI 1d red postal stationery card (usual spike hole, repaired on rear) uprated with KGVI ½d green sent from Paris Evang Mission Society Maseru (large cachet on reverse) to book depot in Morija requesting various publications to be sent by lorry. Maseru and Morija cds cancels dated 20 October 1950 on front. ()
£20.00
1950 KGVI 1d red postal stationery card (usual spike hole, repaired on rear) uprated with KGVI ½d  green sent from Paris Evang Mission Society Maseru (large cachet on reverse) to book depot in Morija requesting various publications to be sent by lorry. Maseru and Morija cds cancels dated 20 October 1950 on front. ()
 
BERMUDA
 
 
2212
1920 circa hand addressed cover to USA bearing Tercentenary of Representative Institutions 2½d bright blue SG66 (cat £20 used¬ from x 4 on cover) tied by date unclear Hamilton continuous machine cancel. ()
£18.00
 
 
CANADA - NEWFOUNDLAND
 
 
2213
1946 Typed address airmail cover to Belgium typed endorsment Pan American World Airways First Clipper Air Mail Flight Gander to Brussels bearing Cape Race 20c green horizontal pair SG286 tied by Gander Nfld double ring cds dated 15 June 1946. Large blue cachet for flight applied to front of cover with Brussels arrival cds on reverse. ()
£5.00
 
 
CANADA
Lots 2214-2216
 
2214
1903 Incoming undivided back private postcard Toronto Armoury to England with KEVII 1c green tied by Toronto machine cancel of 14 December 1903. Circular T/5 and 1d tax marks applied along with Liverpool U2 Packet code 6C single ring cds of 23 December 1903. ()
£3.00
 
 
2215
1908 Hand addressed lightly soiled cover opened two sides to England at 2c rate bearing Quebec Tercentenary 1c green SG189 horizontal pair applied upside down on cover tied by two strikes of Kamloope cancel dated 2 November 1908. ()
£2.00
 
 
2216
1931-46 Five plain covers (three typed address others two hand addressed) one pilot signed all for various first flights having illustrated cachets applied relevant to flight. Range of stamps applied tied by appropriate cancels with arrival cancels on reverse. ()
£8.00
 
 
CAYMAN ISLANDS
 
 
2217
1951 Hand addressed OHMS cover sent registered air mail to Switzerland bearing 1950 9d & 1/- definitives SG143/44 tied by Georgetown cds dated 16 January 1951. Kingston Jamaica and two x Bern transit cancels on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
COOK ISLANDS
 
 
2218
1938 Typed George King Poste Restante Aitutaki Cook Islands address incoming cover from England bearing GB KGVI ½d & 1d definitives tied by Battersea slogan cancel dated 22 July 1938. Two strikes of Aitutaki NZ single ring cds's dated 21 October 1938 applied on front along with manuscript Not Known Here endorsement. ()
£4.00
 
 
EGYPT
Lots 2219-2220
 
2219
1911 Black & white postcard of Rue Au Caire street scene to London bearing 4m tied by nice strike of Shepheard's Hotel Cairo bilingual cds dated 29 December 1911. ()
£4.00
 
 
2220
1949 Specially printed illustrated green on white envelope for Citex Paris 1949 philatelic Exhibition typed address to Anglo American Bookshop Cairo c/o Citex Paris bearing 2m & 30m air SG322 & 329 tied by special pictorial bilingual handstamp dated 1 June 1949. Black censor mark applied to front with block of 4 green part imperf Exhibition labels on reverse one tied by Cairo machine cancel dated 29 June 1949. ()
£22.00
 
 
FALKLAND ISLANDS
Lots 2221-2222
 
2221
1949 Hand addressed cover (light stain at base both sides) to Stanley bearing 75th Anniv of UPU 2/- blue SG171 (printers guide marks in top perfs) tied by code A Fox Bay double ring cds dated 30 October 1949 - month of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
2222
1957 Hand addressed commercial air mail cover to London bearing 1/- Gentoo Penguins SG192 tied by Port Stanley Falkland Islands code * single ring cds dated 14 March 1957. ()
£7.00
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS
Lots 2223-2236
 
2223
Australia - 1954-55 Two illustrated different WCS covers sent airmail typed address to England each bearing a different 2/- Olympic commemorative SG280/280a each tied by Largs North large single ring cds for date of issue. ()
£3.50
 
 
2224
British Antarctic Terrritory - 1965-74 Two Crown Agents printed address illustrated covers one with 1965 set tied by Deception Island South Shetlands cds of 24 January 1966 other with 1974 5p & 15p tied by Signy Island South Orkneys single ring cds of 1 December 1974. ()
£2.50
 
 
2225
British Antarctic Territory - 1973 Plain cover purple rubber stamped address to Goose Green Falkland Islands bearing Explorers ½p to £1 set of 15 SG44/58 tied by 5 strikes of Adelaide Island single ring cds of 14 February 1973 - date of issue. ()
£9.00
 
 
2226
Falkland Islands - 1983 150th Anniv 1p to £2 set of 11 spread over three identical unaddressed FDC's all tied by Port Stanley FDI cds's. ()
£3.00
 
 
2227
Gibraltar - 1971 Old & New Views definitives ½p to £1 set of 32 in 16 pairs spread over 4 illustrated unaddressed covers all tied by pictorial handstamps for date of issue. ()
£4.00
 
 
2228
Ghana - 1957-59 Six first day covers bearing different issue between 1957 Independence Day and 1959 Africa Freedom Day issues tied by various cancels for date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
2229
Grenada - 1955 Illustrated unaddressed FDC bearing 25c Badge of the Colony SG201 tied by Sauteurs Grenada single ring cds dated 10 January 1955. ()
£1.00
 
 
2230
India - 1989 Eight illustrated unaddressed FDC's for Dakshin Gangotri Post Office Indian Scientific Station bearing 1r SG1376 tied by pictorial hand stamp for date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
2231
Lesotho - 1965-87 Twenty illustrated and one plain FDC (one hand addressed rest unaddressed) all different including three definitive sets to top value. ()
£7.00
 
 
2232
Papua New Guinea - 1965 Illustrated unaddressed FDC for Birds issue bearing 6d 8d 1/- & 10/- Birds of Paradise SG64/66 & 71 tied by Port Moresby FDI handstamps. ()
£3.50
 
 
2233
South Africa - 1954 Illustrated National Parks of South Africa hand addressed cover sent registered to Singapore bearing animal deinitives ½d to 10/- set of 14 SG151/64 tied by 6 strikes of Benoni double ring cds of 14 October 1954 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
2234
Tanganyika - 1967-69 Two typed illustrated covers for Fish definitives one to Uganda bearing 5c to 20/- SG142/57 14 original values tied by Uganda Stamp Bureau FDI for 9 December 1967 other to Kenya bearing the additional 70c & 1s 50 values SG150 & 153 tied by Kenya Stamp Bureau FDI cds dated 15 September 1969. ()
£7.50
 
 
2235
Tristan Da Cunha - 1963 Illustrated hand addressed FDC to St Lucia (uncommon destination) bearing Resettlement 1d to 10/- set of 13 SG55/67 tied by six strikes of Tristan da Cunha single ring cds of 12 April 1963 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
2236
Uganda - 1965 Illustrated hand addressed cover bearing Birds 5c to 20/- set of 14 SG113/26 all tied by Nairobi Kenya Y single ring cds's dated 9 October 1965 - date of issue. ()
£7.50
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS - GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 2237-2249
 
2237
1937-51 Four plain covers bearing KGVstamps tied by cds cancels for date of issue comprising 1937 both typed address one bearing ½d green other 2½d ultramarine both with London machine cancel dated 10 May 1937 1948 typed address and printed endorsement bearing 2½d Silver Wedding tied by two different strikes of Heswall Hill Wirral Cheshire cds dated 26 April 1948 plus 1951 hand addressed cover (opened roughly at top) bearing 2s 6d tied by Newbriggin By The Sea Northumberland double ring cds dated 3 May 1951. ()
£5.00
 
 
2238
1971 Literary Anniversaries set of 3 on seperate identical small typed label addressed covers each tied by FDI handstamp. ()
£3.00
 
 
2239
1972 Wessex illustrated cover for General Anniversaries small typed label address bearing 3p to 9p issued set of 3 tied by fine strike of Treasures of Tutankhamun Exhibition London single ring handstamp for date of issue. ()
£7.50
 
 
2240
1973 Typed address Post Office cover Last Day of British Postal Services in the Isle of Man with Regionals 2½p to 7½p set tied by Douglas Isle of Man illustrated handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
2241
1974 Winston Churchill centenary of birth 4 typed address covers each bearing set of 4 tied by different FDI handstamps including House of Commons. Same set on plain cover with Last Day of Churchill Exhibition handstamp and 1965 illustrated typed address cover bearing 4d & 1s 3d tied by London FDI cds. Lot includes 70mm proof gold plated encapsulated medallion one of only 1965 produced in 2014 with Churchill both sides. ()
£7.50
 
 
2242
1975 Sailing issue set of 4 stamps 7p to 12p each on identical illustrated small typed label address cover tied by different FDI pictorial handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
2243
1975 Jane Austen set of 4 issued stamps 8½p to 13p each on identical illustrated small typed label address cover tied by different FDI pictorial handstamp. ()
£2.50
 
 
2244
1977 Two Stuart colour illustrated unaddressed FDC each bearing different pane from 50p booklet (SG844n or SG844na) tied by Windsor pictorial handstamps for date of issue. Purple "50p Booklet Panes" and green pictorial framed "Posted at Windsor" cachets applied. ()
£2.00
 
 
2245
1981 Folklore issue 14p to 25p set of 4 on illustrated small typed label address cover tied by 70th Anniversary Thaxted Morris Men illustrated handstamp for date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
2246
1984 Stuart illustrated printed address label cover for British Cattle issue bearing 16p to 31p set of 5 tied by two fine strikes of The Irish Moiled Cattle Society Ballynahinch Co. Down pictorial handstamp for date of issue. ()
£2.50
 
 
2247
1989-2002 Four Royal Mail FDC's comprising 1989 Scots Connection typed address prestige booklet pane tied by Bureau illustrated cancels 1995 hand addressed £3 castle tied by Leicestershire FDI single ring cds 1998 The Definitive Portrait unaddressed prestige booklet pane tied by Mansfield FDI single ring cds plus 2002 unaddressed £5 tied by Philatelic Census London illustrated handstamp dated 29 May 2002. ()
£5.00
 
 
2248
1990 Benham silk printed address cover for Kew Gardens issue bearing 20p to 37p set of 4 tied by Arboricultural Association Sevenoaks Kent illustrated handstamps for date of issue with additional cachet for 25th anniversary also on cover. ()
£2.50
 
 
2249
2003 Royal Mail typed address cover for £1.50 to £5 set of 4 small non-intaglio Machins tied by Windsor FDI illustrated handstamps. ()
£5.00
 
 
GHANA
 
 
2250
1958 First Day Folder bearing Postage Due overprints on 1d carmine to 1/- reddish violet set of 5 SGD9/D13 tied by 2 strikes of Mankessim cds dated 25 June 1958 - date of issue. ()
£1.00
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 2251-2304
 
2251P
1789-1810 circa Front of wrapper to Rochdale manuscript rated 5 lined through with manuscript 10 added having Leicester convex arc mark applied. No other marks on front so unable to provide any futher information Originally priced to sell at £50. ()
£5.00
1789-1810 circa Front of wrapper to Rochdale manuscript rated 5 lined through with manuscript 10 added having Leicester convex arc mark applied. No other marks on front so unable to provide any futher information Originally priced to sell at £50. ()
 
2252
1793-1842 Nine stampless entires and two stampless wrappers used within Scotland having various cancels and marks including framed Crieff milage mark plus Montrose straight line mark x 3 and Montrose framed milage mark. Lot includes 1905-26 three postcards (Stronacrlachar thimble cds date 19 July 1910 and Blair Atholl cds of 18 August 1926) and two 1900-57 lettercards one with Roxburgh Street Grenock cds of 19 October 1957. ()
£12.00
 
 
2253
1811-38 Fifty six Free Fronts displayed on loose leaf album pages providing details of Free Mark¬ details of sender along with name of signatory. ()
£40.00
 
 
2254
1815 Two entires one Castle Donnington to Derby rated 2 having good strike of smudged Cavendish Bridge 109 straight line mileage mark¬ this priced to £25 other ??? to Rochdale rated 3 having fine strike of Loughborough 109 mileage mark¬ this priced to sell at £10. ()
£10.00
 
 
2255P
1826 Commercial entire dated 31 March 1820 Woodford to Colchester endorsed "Double only" rated 2/2 with black "2" instructional mark also on front. On reverse fine strike of Woodford single ring cds dated 31 March 1826 along with double rim type Whitney 1/9 and Whitney typed 2/7 indented sides 7 o'Clock Morn black mark both of same date. ()
£7.50
1826 Commercial  entire dated 31 March 1820 Woodford to Colchester endorsed Double only rated 2/2 with black 2 instructional mark also on front. On reverse fine strike of Woodford single ring cds dated 31 March 1826 along with double rim type Whitney 1/9 and  Whitney typed 2/7 indented sides  7 o'Clock Morn black mark both of same date.  ()
 
2256
1828-75 One free entire and six covers or part covers bearing mostly damaged 1d reds having various postmarks¬ very mixed condition. ()
£4.00
 
 
2257
1839 Two entires both rated 6 on front one Lincoln to Falkingham having fine strike of Lincoln double arc cds dated 16 August 1839 other no date evident to Yorkshire having good strike of Brigg 168 mileage mark on front. ()
£5.00
 
 
2258
1839 Entire London to Llandoff Cardiff dated 17 December 1839 regarding a valuation of a property at £4¬000 having no charge mark on front with London Maltese Cross handstamp dated 17 September 1839 on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
2259
1843 Unstamped entire to firm of solictors in Thaston dated 3 January 1843 regarding conveyancing matters having red I on front along with black No 7 mark Paid mark and Wincanton double arc cds dated January 1843. ()
£4.00
 
 
2260
1845 Wrapper bearing 1d red (CB) 2 margins damaged top left stated plate 85 tied by 926 in barred oval cancel Yarm & Doncaster double arc cds's dated 17 or 18 July 1845 on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
2261
1850 Cover Glasgow to London bearing 1d red (N?) margins top and bottom into at sides tied by Scottish barred oblong cancel. On reverse Glasgow hexagonal cancel dated 24 August 1850 red London arrival cancel plus Sauchihall straight line mark in blue-grey. ()
£5.00
 
 
2262
1850 Entire (central vertical fold) bearing 2d blue (RI) 3 large margims just into at base tied by 1 in diamond barred oval cancel having black double framed A crown A cds dated 8 October 1850 plus blue Nottingham double arc cds dated 9 October 1850 on reverse. ()
£10.00
 
 
2263
1855 Entire used within Edinburough bearing 1d red (CL) SG17 applied sideways tied by Pitt Street framed local cancel applied inverted with 17 February 1855 single ring cds on reverse. ()
£5.00
 
 
2264
1879 Front of OHMS Private locally hand addressed wrapper to Campbletown bearing 1d red (GK) plate 223 centered very left tied by Campbletown cancel dated 24 December 1879. ()
£10.00
 
 
2265
1886 1d brown UPU postal stationery card used to Belgium having Wigan duplex cancel dated 5 June 1886. Just off cover strike of Up-Holland code B TPO single ring cancel of same date applied along with Malines arrival mark dated 7 June 1886. ()
£4.00
 
 
2266
1900-70 Eight items of postal history relating to Wales including 1934 pictorial lettercard of Llangollen used to Kent 1923 black & white postcard bearing KGV 1½d red-brown tied by South Wales T.P.O Ni(ght) dated 12 July 1923 1952 Electricity invoice Wrexham to Llanddulas (redirected) with fine strike of Llanddulas Quarries Abercele Denbs double ring cds dated 29 September 1952 on reverse plus 1970 colour postcard having Summit of Snowdon circular cachet. ()
£10.00
 
 
2267
1902-29 Thirteen correspondence cards and three covers all but 2 bearing KEVII ½d stamps addressed to firm of solicitors in Ilkeston. ()
£5.00
 
 
2268
1905 Incoming colourised postcard of Dieppe Harbour (small closed tear) to Essex bearing French 10c Sower (applied upside down) tied by London MB (Mobile Box) single ring cds dated 18 August 1905 used on ferries between England & France.. ()
£4.00
 
 
2269
1906 Incoming black & white postcard of Fontaines - Vue prise du Clocher bearing Blanc type 5c green tied by unclear cds with nice strike of British Sea Post Office Liverpool 6 double ring cds dated 4 January 1906. ()
£15.00
 
 
2270P
1906 London & North Western Railway preprinted back postcard (deep vertical crease at right light soiling and filled spike hole)) with notice of goods arrived at station illustrated on front with picture of Blackpool addressed to Bodfari RSO (village in Denbighshire Wales) with different purple straight line cachet both sides. Message on reverse to local resident re goods at Kilburn awaiting a better address. KEVII ½dyellow-green on card tied by Chester cds dated 26 December 1906. Scarce card priced to sell at £65. ()
£20.00
1906 London & North Western Railway preprinted back postcard (deep vertical crease at right light soiling and filled spike hole)) with notice of goods arrived at station illustrated on front with picture of Blackpool addressed to Bodfari RSO (village in Denbighshire Wales) with different purple straight line cachet both sides. Message on reverse to local resident re goods at Kilburn awaiting a better address. KEVII ½dyellow-green on card tied by Chester cds dated 26 December 1906. Scarce card priced to sell at £65. ()
 
2271
1908 Jersey colour view card sent to London bearing ½d yellow-green tied by First Tower code C thimble cds dated 16 April 1908. ()
£4.00
 
 
2272
1912 Colour postcard to Newquay bearing Downey Head ½d green tied by faint Llampetter (now spelt Lampetter) thimble cds dated 23 May 1912. ()
£3.00
 
 
2273
1912-29 Two black & white real photograph postcards both to England 1912 Orient Line SS Orvieto at sea bearing KGV 1d Downey tied by unframed straight line Paquebot with SW3 inverted mark on card plus unclear non UK cds cancel 1929 posted on board T.S.S. Aoila Star view of Camacha village bearing KGV 112d red-brown tied by unclear Italian cds dated 6 September 1929 having poor strike of framed Paquebot cancel. ()
£5.00
 
 
2274
1913-28 Two incoming black & white postcards 1913 view of railway offices bearing KGV 1d scarlet tied by framed Paquebot straight line cancel with Port Said cds dated 31 October 1913 on reverse and Paddington cancel dated 7 November 1913 on front 1928 5 elephants bathing in Katugastotte River¬ Ceylon bearing KGV 1½d red-brown tied by framed Paquebot straight line cancel plus unclear cds dated 19 december 1928. ()
£5.00
 
 
2275
1914 Colour postcard of flowers (corner crease) bearing KGV 1d tied by Bitteswell Lutterworth rubber single ring cds dated 14 July 1914. ()
£4.00
 
 
2276
1915 Black & white postcard of Stoke Rochford Hall addressed to Denmark bearing KGV 1d scarlet tied by Stoke Rochford Grantham rubber single ring cds dated 21 August 1915. ()
£3.00
 
 
2277
1920-54 Fifteen cards or covers addressed to England or USA bearing GB KGV or KGVI postage stamps tied by various Paquebot Posted At Sea Southampton handstamps. Most covers have additional Posted At Sea ships cachets applied. Nice group of covers. ()
£30.00
 
 
2278
1923 Incoming tatty black & white postcard of Museum Station - Imftara Barracks Malta hand addressed to England having stamp removed with part Valleta cds visible. Opera glass T 10 Centimes mark applied along with 1½d FS instructional mark with further stamp removed which was tied by Empire Exhibition pictorial hand stamp. ()
£2.00
 
 
2279
1924 Hand addressed cover to Croft Rectory Leicester with 1½d red-brown tied by fine strike of rubber Huncote Leicester single ring cds of 5 January 1924¬ orignally priced to sell at £18. ()
£5.00
 
 
2280
1925 Incoming creased and damaged Spanish colour postcard bearing 25c tied by Plymouth Paquebot slogan machine cancel dated 17 July 1925. ()
£2.00
 
 
2281
1930 Unstamped London NW8 hand addressed envelope having London W1 100 double ring cds dated 24 June 1930 applied. Framed three line "Unpaid 2d To Pay Posted Too Late For ½d Rate WI" instructional mark applied with pencil initials underneath. With no other markings or indication of funds collected. ()
£4.00
 
 
2282
1932 Hand addressed postcard sent airmail to Sudan for first day of use of 3d postcard rate bearing 3d violet tied by Holyhead Anglesey cds dated 8 August 1932 with Atbara arrival cds dated 17 August dated 17 August 1932. ()
£5.00
 
 
2283P
1932-34 Four First Flight covers (a little creased) 2 illustrated 3 typed address 1 hand address 3 London to Australia and 1 London to India all bearing GB KGV stamps to 1/- value. ()
£10.00
1932-34 Four First Flight covers (a little creased) 2 illustrated 3 typed address 1 hand address 3 London to Australia and 1 London to India all bearing GB KGV stamps to 1/- value. ()
 
2284P
1934 Specially produced cover (light soiling central vertical crease) envelope for Kirkwall - Inverness Air Mail hand addressed to Edinburgh bearing 1½d red-brown tied by Kirkwall double ring cds timed 1.30pm dated 29 May 1934. Includes original letter on Willowdene, Willow Road Kirkwall printed stationery with message in black ink "Tuesday 1 o'clock, Been seeing the first airmail landing. No dinner!!". Nice historical item. ()
£10.00
1934 Specially produced cover (light soiling central vertical crease) envelope for Kirkwall - Inverness Air Mail hand addressed to Edinburgh bearing 1½d red-brown tied by Kirkwall double ring cds timed 1.30pm dated 29 May 1934. Includes original letter on Willowdene, Willow Road Kirkwall printed stationery with message in black ink  Tuesday 1 o'clock, Been seeing the first airmail landing. No dinner!!. Nice historical item.  ()
 
2285
1934 Complete unused 4 part souvenir Pigeongram from Apex International Air Post Exhibition in London 7-12 May 1934 having pictorial cachet in rose-red applied. ()
£15.00
 
 
2286
1935 Black & white real photograph postcard of Houses of Parliament hand addressed to Captain Smye Hants bearing Silver Jubilee 1d scarlet tied by two reasonable strikes of N.E. T.P.O. Night Up double ring cds dated 7 August 1935. ()
£3.00
 
 
2287
1935 KGV 4½d puce size F registered envelope sent Liverpool to Southern Rhodesia uprated with Silver Jubilee 2½d plus ½d & 1½d definitives all tied by Liverpool registered oval cancels dated 17 October 1935. Bulawayo arrival cds dated 28 October 1935 on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
2288
1936-55 Two postcards and one cover bearing KEVIII or KGV GB stamps tied by Quebec Paquebot Posted at Sea¬ Gibraltar Paquebot cds or Hong Kong Paquebot straight line cachet dated between 5 October 1936 to 1 February 1955. ()
£8.00
 
 
2289
1937 circa unused colour postcard (light stains on reverse) of The "Brighton Belle" Southern Railway with carriages printed by J. Salmon Ltd Sevenoaks. ()
£3.00
 
 
2290
1938 Two pieces cut from top of covers both having old style dumb blue on white registered labels one with Wellingore Lincoln code B double ring cds dated 28 October 1938 added with KGVI 1½d x 3 tied by same cds other KGV 4½d registered envelope with Holbeach St Marks Holbeach Lincs code B double ring cds dated 26 October 1938. ()
£5.00
 
 
2291
1938-54 Four postcards (one incoming from Canada plus one incoming from South Africa) all having pictures of ships at sea (Empress of Canada Union-Castle Line SS Braemer Castle x 2 and Queen Mary) with one having London FS Paquebot slogan cancel. ()
£5.00
 
 
2292
1940-41 Three covers to same address in New York (two typed address¬ two 2½d rate other 1s 3d rate) each opened and sealed at left with PC90 black on white Opened by Examiner 1060¬ 3841 or 5494 tape. ()
£4.00
 
 
2293
1945 Typed address cover sent air mail to South Africa at 1s 3d rate bearing 2½d x 6 tied by Blackpool Lancs date unclear cds's. On arrival in South Africa redirected to a different address with a two line unframed Please Inform Sender Air Mail Service Not Available black cachet added. Cape Town continuous bilingual machine slogan cancel dated 23 May 1945 applied which ties stamps and obscures original cancel. ()
£4.00
 
 
2294
1952 OHMS blue on white preprinted Official Paid sent registered (LTR 23 blue on white label applied) typed E11 London address re changes to telephone services with oval code B Registered London cancel dated 14 February 1952. ()
£4.00
 
 
2295
1958 Incoming hand addressed cover bearing South Africa 2d Zebra tied by Southampton Paquebot Posted At Sea two line slogan cancel dated 15 August 1958. ()
£2.00
 
 
2296
1958-59 Twelve small plain covers comprising 6 with GB QEII stamps 5 with GB QEII stamps plus additional stamps from China (2) French West Africa¬ Madagascar and Frence New Caladonia all having paquebot cds's and most with additional ships cachets or posted on board cachets and air mail cover bearing 1960 GLO 3d commemorative with Maritime Mail Post Office dumb slogan cancel. Most have BM/HTOM cryptic address of K J Nally noted paquabot/posted at sea cover collector. Lots includes similar covers from Bermuda¬ Hong Kong¬ India¬ Malta¬ Mauritius and St Helena. ()
£20.00
 
 
2297
1959 Typed address plain cover to Amsterdam bearing GB QEII ½d red-orange vertical strip of 3 tied by large unframed paquebot straight line cancel. Purple oval double framed RMS ANDES Posted on the High Seas cachet applied dated 20 August 1959 with bilingual Casablanca cds dated 21 August also applied. Amsterdam Poste Restante double ring cds dated 3 September 1959 on reverse. ()
£4.00
 
 
2298
1969 two plain hand addressed covers to same address in County Durham each bearing 1s 9d Captain Cook bicentenary commemorative SG770 each tied by US Navy Richmond (DD-820) handstamp dated 26 May 1969. ()
£2.50
 
 
2299
1970s National Postal Museum unused sets in original envelopes comprising Series 1 Jacob Perkins etc Series 3 Mulready etc Series 5 Rowland Hill and Series 7 KGV Definitives. ()
£4.00
 
 
2300
1972 Hand addressed picture postcard to Pinner of "A Lady at the Virginals" by Johannes Vermeer bearing British Polar Explorers set of 4 SG897/900 tied by three fine strikes of House of Commons SW1 double ring cds's dated 16 February 1972¬ date of issue.. ()
£4.00
 
 
2301
1983-91 Range of 15 different Radio Ham cards all on theme of trains including 10 with locomotive illustrations. Included some from Austria¬ Germany and Yugoslavia. ()
£4.00
 
 
2302
1990 Hand addressed cover to England bearing QEII 20p Machin tied by Maritime Mail slogan cancel dated 23 September 1990. ()
£1.50
 
 
2303
Jersey - 1942 Four typed adddress St Helier address covers each bearing ½d bright green horizontal pair SG1tied by Jersey Channel Islands 5 single ring cds dated 29 January 1942 - date of issue. Each pair has clear to the eye printing flaws unlisted by SG such as broken "P" in "Postage" damaged "J" in Jersey" broken lions foot and white spots in design. Each cover has a colour illustrated large label attached reading Souvenir First Day Cover Jersey Channel Islands German Occupation 1940 - 1945. Covers may be right however labels most have been added later as I feel sure in January 1942 (date of postmark) no one was aware that the occupation would end in 1945! ()
£7.00
 
 
2304
Jersey - 1943 Two plan locally hand addressed covers bearing views definitives one ½d x 2 & 1½d tied by Jersey single ring cds dated 8 June other ½d & 1d tied by Jersey machine cancel dated 1 June 1943. ()
£4.00
 
 
INDIA
 
 
2305
1915 King Edward VII ½a postal stationery envelope hand addressed to England uprated with KGV ½a both tied by individual strikes of Bhojubir Bengal cds dated 15 January 1915. ()
£2.50
 
 
IRELAND
 
 
2306
1945 Five typed address illustrated covers for First Commercial Land Plane Flight Overseas American Airlines System between Eire and London¬ Newfoundland¬ Boston¬ New York or Washington bearing various stamps tied by Luimneach slogan cancels. Glue from envelope make up coming through to front of covers. ()
£6.00
 
 
JAMAICA
 
 
2307P
1935 hand addressed cover sent registered air mail to England bearing Silver Jubilee 1/- slate & purple SG117 (couple lightly toned perfs, cat £24 from x 5 on cover) tied by Kingston Jamaica Registered oval cancel dated 13 November 1935. New York transit cancel dated 15 November 1935 on reverse. ()
£18.00
1935 hand addressed cover sent registered air mail to England bearing Silver Jubilee 1/- slate & purple SG117 (couple lightly toned perfs, cat £24 from x 5 on cover) tied by Kingston Jamaica Registered oval cancel dated 13 November 1935. New York transit cancel dated 15 November 1935 on reverse. ()
 
LESOTHO
 
 
2308
1996-97 Fourteen hand addressed letters (1 plain cover rest airmail covers) to Burnham Abbey Maidenhead England bearing various stamps all tied by Maseru cancels. ()
£3.00
 
 
MAURITIUS
Lots 2309-2310
 
2309
1886 Soiled printed circular in French re forming a Democratic Association locally hand addressed bearing 2c green SG103 tied by Port Louis code B B53 cancel dated 5 March 1886. Two fine strikes of oblong "Letter type" Carrier 3 cancel dated 5 March 1886 and Carrier 1 cancel dated 6 March 1886. ()
£9.00
 
 
2310P
1935 Typed address registered cover (black registered mark applied direct to cover) used within Mauritius bearing Silver Jubilee set of 4 SG245/48 (cat £50 from x 3 on cover) each tied by Registered GPO Mauritius Oval cancel dated 21 December 1935. Some tone marks both sides plus folded into quarters affecting 20c & 1r values. ()
£25.00
1935 Typed address registered cover (black registered mark applied direct to cover) used within Mauritius bearing Silver Jubilee set of 4 SG245/48 (cat £50 from x 3 on cover) each tied by Registered GPO Mauritius Oval cancel dated 21 December 1935. Some tone marks both sides plus folded into quarters affecting 20c & 1r values. ()
 
MILITARY AND CENSOR
Lots 2311-2325
 
2311
Basutoland - 1901 Anglo Boer War Period hand addressed a little tatty plain cover to Prisoner of War on board SS Armenian situated at Cape Town sent registered at 5d rate bearing Cape of Good Hope 2½d Sitting Hope x 2 SG63 tied by good strike of Maseru Basutoland type 2 cds dated 16 April 1901. Cover was redirected to Bellevue Camp at Simonstown which was erased in red ink and forwarded to Green Point no 10558 in red crayon. 24mm double framed blue circle censor cachet also applied. Displayed on album page with typed write up¬ scarce item. ()
£130.00
 
 
2312
Basutoland - 1902 Anglo Boer War Period hand addressed plain cover (damaged back flap) to Stellenbosch bearing Cape of Good Hope 1d Standing Hope SG59a tied by good strike of Teyateyaneng Basutoland type 2 (year slug at top) single ring cds dated 15 May 1902. Purple vertical oblong Passed by Press Censor cachet applied along with Stellenbosch square circle cds dated 20 May 1902. Displayed on album page with typed write up. ()
£27.00
 
 
2313
Basutoland - 1902 Anglo Boer War Period hand addressed front only of plain cover to Prisoner of War in Hut 04 Diyatalawa Camp Ceylon bearing Cape of Good Hope 1d Standing Hope SG59a tied by good strike of type 3 Mohales Hoek Basutoland single ring cds dated 28 January 1902. Faint strike of 24mm double framed blue circle censor cachet applied plus cover was opened and sealed by black on light orange "Opened Under Martial Law" label. Displayed on album page with typed write up. ()
£23.00
 
 
2314
Christmas Island - 1959 Two hand addressed "Forces Air Mail" covers to UK bearing 3d deep lilac tied by BFPO Christmas Island single ring cancels dated April or May 1959. ()
£10.00
 
 
2315
Ecuador - 1945 Typed address commercial airmail cover (Ecuador Oilfields Guayaquil Ltd imprint top left) typed address to England at 3s 80 rate bearing on reverse 5 different stamps tied by date unclear Guayaqil cds's. Closed tear at left and tatty at top from opening¬ opened and sealed by Examiner 5395 black on white tape at left. ()
£4.00
 
 
2316
Great Britain - 1915-18 Six picture postcards and one Field Service card from son to mother in Bristol all "On Active Service" good range of Censor marks plus APO's or FPO's ()
£15.00
 
 
2317
Great Britian - 1939-42 Four postal cards and five covers all having Censor marks applied or opened and closed by different number Examiner tape all to a Dr Bressler in Switzerland written in German bearing various GB KGVI stamps including one with London cancel dated 18 September 1939 being an early date. ()
£7.00
 
 
2318
Italy - 1944 Forces Air Mail Letter Card hand addressed to Rev in India requesting prices for books bearing GB KGVI 3d tied by Indian FPO 53 cds (S Vito Italy) cds dated 4 May 1944. Crown on shield censor 3080 mark on front with Indian censor mark on reverse. ()
£6.00
 
 
2319P
Mauritius - 1942-45 Seven hand addressed covers (three to South Africa four to Middle East Land Forces) six at 12c rate bearing KGVI 12c salmon other 15c rate bearing KGVI 5c x 3 tied by Cure Pipe, General Post Office or Rose Hill cds's. Four opened and sealed by Censor (2 in South Africa) with following purple marks applied (GHQ No 9 O2F MEF Certified Missing, GHQ No 9 O2F MEF Certified Deceased, Killed Casualty Section, trilingual Gone Away and Untraceable at 2nd Echelon (British ) MEF) most have Return to Sender purple marks also applied. Various transit marks and Returned Letter Office cds applied along with various manuscript marks. Lot includes air mail on active service cover (address side covered by OHMS label with various manuscript "Unknown" marking) bearing KGVI 12c salmon on reverse tied by Cure Pipe cds dated 31 May 1947, black framed three line Reunion Madagascar cachet also on rear. Scarce grouping rarely seen. ()
£70.00
Mauritius - 1942-45 Seven hand addressed covers (three to South Africa four to Middle East Land Forces) six at 12c rate bearing KGVI 12c salmon other 15c rate bearing KGVI 5c x 3 tied by Cure Pipe, General Post Office or Rose Hill cds's. Four opened and sealed by Censor (2 in South Africa) with following purple marks applied (GHQ No 9 O2F MEF Certified Missing, GHQ No 9 O2F MEF Certified Deceased, Killed Casualty Section, trilingual Gone Away and Untraceable at 2nd Echelon (British ) MEF) most have Return to Sender purple marks also applied. Various transit marks and Returned Letter Office cds applied along with various manuscript marks. Lot includes air mail on active service cover (address side covered by OHMS label with various manuscript Unknown marking) bearing KGVI 12c salmon on reverse tied by Cure Pipe cds dated 31 May 1947, black framed three line Reunion Madagascar cachet also on rear. Scarce grouping rarely seen.  ()
 
2320
Papua - 1944 Typed address stampless cover sent air mail to South Australia endorsed "On Active Service" and "No Stamps Available" having fine strike of AFPO No 201 (Milne Bay Papua) single ring cds dated 20 January 1944 with purple oval RAAF Censor 807 cachet alongside. At right is a nice drawing of a penguin in blue & grey. ()
£13.00
 
 
2321
South Africa - 1900 Tatty hand addressed cover to England bearing 1d lilac SGZ1 tied by Field Post Office BO British Army S Africa double ring cds dated 31 August 1900. ()
£2.50
 
 
2322
South Africa - 1902 Somewhat tatty cover to England bearing 1d lilac tied by Field Post Office British Army S Africa double ring cds dated 2 May 1902. ()
£4.00
 
 
2323
South Africa - 1902 Geuss Aus illustrated postcard undivided back (central vertical crease) bearing 1d standing hope tied by poor Aberdeen cds with good strike of Pass Press Censor Aberdeen purple oval cachet dated 26 December 1902. ()
£5.00
 
 
2324
South West Africa - 1941 Hand addressed stampless cover (slight damage top right) to Cape Town having large purple cachet 7th Heavy Battery S.A.A.Department of Defense Official Free applied overfranked by Walvis Bay SWA cds dated 8 August 1941. Opened and sealed at left by red UC8 (small) Opened by Censor bilingual label with 70 added in pencil. ()
£17.00
 
 
2325
Spain - One card and two covers all to England having different Censor marks applied.comprising 1939 printed address commercial cover (backflap missing) having 10c Anti TB SG913 & 50c SG934 applied along with swastika & eagle 10c label tied unclear Bilbao cancels with fine strike of Vizcaya purple circular cachet applied¬ 1936 correspondence card bearing 30c SG755A tied by San Sebastian cds dated 31 October 1936 with San Sebastian two line censor cachet applied plus 1938 tatty cover at 70c rate bearing 30c & 40c SG932/33 tied by poor strike of machine cancel having two strikes of Sevilla - 6 purple cachet applied¬ 5c Pro Sevilla label on reverse not tied. ()
£8.00
 
 
NEW ZEALAND
 
 
2326
1903 QV 1d red postal stationery envelope sent Christchurch to London (re directed to Horncastle Lincs) endorsed "Via Brindisi". Express Delivery 6d bottom marginal SGE1 placed inside cover has stuck to inside of cover. ()
£2.00
 
 
PALESTINE
 
 
2327
1937 Sepia postcard showing Allenby Street corner Tel Aviv sent to Egypt bearing Dome of the Rock 8m scarlet SG106 tied by Tel Aviv cds dated 16 March 1937. ()
£4.00
 
 
RHODESIA
 
 
2328
1965 Typed address commercial cover (Barbour top left corner) to USA bearing 2s 6d ITU (nice single useage) tied by Salisbury Festival 8th-21st August 1965 slogan cancel dated 8 June 1965. Slogan cancel only in use 30 April to 9 July 1965. ()
£7.50
 
 
SEYCHELLES
Lots 2329-2330
 
2329
1963 Poste Restante typed address Silhouetter (sic) plain cover 5c Black Parrot tied by Victoria code B single ring cds of 23 March 1963 with another strike alongside. 20c Postage Due SGD7 applied tied by fine strike of Silhouette Island single ring cds of 1 April 1963. ()
£7.00
 
 
2330
1965 Four Poste Restante locally addressed plain covers (Two typed address and two hand addressed) each bearing 5c stamp tied by Victoria single ring cds dated 5 August 1965. All have "T" tax mark applied with amount charged in ink alongside with Postage Dues added comprising 50c (20c & 30c SGD7/D8) 30c (6c 9c & 15c SGD3/D5) 20c (2c & 18c SGD1 & D6) and 10c (2c & 3c pais SGD1/D2) all tied by Anse Royale code B cds dated 6 August 1965. No doubt philatelically inspired however nice and colourful. ()
£22.00
 
 
SINGAPORE
 
 
2331
1973 Illustrated unaddressed Sinagapore Mint and Post Office philatelic numismatic cover number 08851 for 7th SEAP Games having proof $5 silver coin encapsulated bearing miniature sheet SGMS211 tied by single strike of pictorial handstamp for date of issue. ()
£12.00
 
 
SOUTH AFRICA
Lots 2332-2335
 
2332
1895-1980s Bundle of 200+ cards¬ covers (inc first day covers) and postal stationery (mixed condition) including slogan and machine cancellation interest roughly 50% pre 1950. ()
£25.00
 
 
2333P
1937 Crash Mail x 2 covers from Courtier flying boat accident 1 October 1937. Typed address commercial cover Egypt to England having purple framed 4 line "Damaged By Sea Water In Airplane Accident" cachet on front. 15m stamp remaining (another washed off) tied by Eduvement Etranger Caire bilingual cds dated 30 September 1937 with an additional strike of same cds below. Lot includes cover endorsed in black ink "Courtier First Flying Boat Service Durban - Southampton" bearing South Africa 1937 Coronation set of 5 in horizontal pairs SG71/75 tied by Durban 94 cds dated 6 June 1937. The flying boat¬ named "Courtier"¬ crashed during landing in Faliron Bay¬ Greece¬ three passengers drowned.¬ Weather was calm and sunny on the day with a mirror like sea however due to an optical illusion the flying boat experienced a heavy landing and the fuselage cracked. The wreckage sank. ()
£40.00
1937 Crash Mail x 2 covers from Courtier flying boat accident 1 October 1937. Typed address commercial cover Egypt to England having purple framed 4 line Damaged By Sea Water In Airplane Accident cachet on front. 15m stamp remaining (another washed off) tied by Eduvement Etranger Caire bilingual cds dated 30 September 1937 with an additional strike of same cds below. Lot includes cover endorsed in black ink Courtier First Flying Boat Service Durban - Southampton bearing South Africa 1937 Coronation set of 5 in horizontal pairs SG71/75 tied by Durban 94 cds dated 6 June 1937. The flying boat¬ named Courtier¬ crashed during landing in Faliron Bay¬ Greece¬ three passengers drowned.¬ Weather was calm and sunny on the day with a mirror like sea however due to an optical illusion the flying boat experienced a heavy landing and the fuselage cracked. The wreckage sank. ()
 
2334
1937 Sepia postcard of Union-Castle Line "Warwick Castle" in dock to England bearing ½d Springbok tied by Port Elizabeth cds dated 5 February 1937. Black octagonal T 10c tax mark applied alongside which does not appear to have been collected. ()
£4.00
 
 
2335
1960 Hand addressed cover sent registered (SANAE purple registered mark applied to cover) to Cape bearing 3d Aouth African National Antarctic Expedition SG178 block of 4 tied by large circular SANAE pictorial handstamp dated 11 January 1960. ()
£2.50
 
 
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
Lots 2336-2337
 
2336P
1921 Hand addressed cover Omaruru to Windhoek (August Schemmer Dau-u Möbeltischierei Omaruru purple oval cachet top left corner) bearing South Africa KGV ½d & 1d tied by good strike of Omaruru S.W. Africa large cds dated 25 February 1921. Windhoek arrival cancel dated 27 February on reverse. ()
£10.00
1921 Hand addressed cover Omaruru to Windhoek (August Schemmer Dau-u Möbeltischierei Omaruru purple oval cachet top left corner) bearing South Africa KGV ½d & 1d tied by good strike of Omaruru S.W. Africa large cds dated 25 February 1921. Windhoek arrival cancel dated 27 February on reverse. ()
 
2337
1929 Hand addressed long cover sent registered to Pretoria at 1/- rate bearing Official overprints ½d black & green block of 4 (4 x 2) 4 pairs SGO5 and 2d grey & purple block of 4 (2 pairs) SGO7 all tied by Windhoek SWA double ring cds's dated 24 June 1929. ()
£18.00
 
 
TRISTAN DA CUNHA
 
 
2338P
1951 Plain typed Roger Wells Grimsby England addressed cover (light soiling affecting some perfs on stamps) bearing St Helena KGVI 2d red-orange horizontal pair SG134 tied by Cape Town Paquebot cds dated 31 October 1951. Poorish strike of Tristan Da Cunha South Atlantic Ocean oval cachet type X SGC12 top left corner. ()
£7.50
1951 Plain typed Roger Wells Grimsby England addressed cover (light soiling affecting some perfs on stamps) bearing St Helena KGVI 2d red-orange horizontal pair SG134 tied by Cape Town Paquebot cds dated 31 October 1951. Poorish strike of Tristan Da Cunha South Atlantic Ocean oval cachet type X SGC12 top left corner. ()