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PO Box 6
Thurnby Leicester
LE7 9ZU
England

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POSTAL HISTORY
 
ASCENSION
 
 
1881
1998 Long OHMS stampless manila cover (central vertical fold) hand addressed to Rev Payne St Mary's Church having fine strike of Georgetown Ascension Island cds dated 7 September 1998. Fine strikes of double ring Administrators Office Ascension Despatched oval cachet dated 3 September 1998 both sides. ()
£2.00
 
 
BAHAMAS
 
 
1882
1948 Printed address cover sent registered airmail to Jenkintown Pennsylvania USA bearing KGVI 1/- pale brownish-grey & crimson SG155d plate 1 top left corner block of 4 tied by individual strikes of Nassau Bahamas single ring cds dated 27 May 1948. ()
£16.00
 
 
BAHRAIN
Lots 1883-1889
 
1883
1937 Hand addressed Air Mail cover (roughly opened at right) sent Registered (blue on white R 27 dumb label applied with Baharain in black type added) to India at 6a rate bearing KGV 1a chocolate top marginal block of 4 SG4 and 2a vermilion SG17 on reverse tied by Mandvi Bombay cds's dated 25 May 1937. No Bahrain postal markings on cover¬ nice strike of black square "Cancelled Bombay 25 May 1937" cachet on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
1884
1938 Hand addressed cover (roughly opened at left) to Bombay at 2a bearing on reverse ½a green horizontal strip of 4 SG2tied by two strikes of faintly applied type 6 cds dated 2 February 1938. Mandvi arrival cds dated 5 February 1938 on reverse. ()
£7.50
 
 
1885
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. ()
£7.00
 
 
1886
1950 Firms commercial air mail cover (roughly opened at right) to Bombay at 6a rate bearing on reverse KGVI ½a on ½d green SG51 x 6 plus 3a on 3d pale violet SG56 all tied by five strikes of type 26 cds dated 2 September 1950. ()
£7.50
 
 
1887
1952 Hand addressed cover sent air mail cover (slight damage bottom right) to Bombay at 6a rate bearing on reverse KGVI ½a on ½d pale orange SG71 x 12 (three blocks of 4) all tied by three strikes of type 26 cds dated 18 January 1952. ()
£7.50
 
 
1888
1960 Typed address air mail cover to Bombay at 40np rate bearing 20np on 3d deep lilac horizontal pair SG108 tied by type 26 cds dated 17 February 1960. Fine strike of purple bilingual framed Bahrain Agricultural & Trade Fair 1960 1st April - 8th April cachet on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
1889
1970 Six specially produced unaddressed souvenir covers for Englands football matches at Mexico World Cup each bearing GB England Winners 4d commemorative tied by Field Post Office 170 or 186 (RAF Muharraq) cds's dated between 2 and 21 June 1970. Set number 8 from small quantity produced on pre-payment. ()
£15.00
 
 
BASUTOLAND
 
 
1890
1936 Typed Hawkins Southampton England address cover sent registered (registered mark applied direct to cover) air mail bearing King George V¬ Nile Crocodile and Mountains ½d emerald to 6d orange-yellow 6 values SG1/6 all tied by Maseru cds's dated 8 June 1936. Displayed on album page with full details of rate and cancels. ()
£2.00
 
 
BRITISH POSTAL AGENCIES STAMPS USED IN BAHRAIN
Lots 1891-1892
 
1891
1946 Firms preprinted air mail cover to Bombay at 6a rate bearing British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia 3a on 3d pale violet x 2 SG21 tied by type 6 date unclear cds having Bombay arrival cds dated 5 November 1946 alongside. Unusual item as 3a on 3d pale violet value only surchage was issued 1 April 1948 which is 18 months after date of cover. ()
£12.00
 
 
1892
1954 Bilingually addressed hand addressed air mail cover to Bombay sent Registered (blue on white Bahrain 2 label applied) at 12a rate bearing British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia QEII 2a on 2d red brown x 2 SG45 and 4a on 4d ultramarine x 2 SG48 all tied by two strikes of type 27 registered cancel in purple dated 6 September 1954. ()
£7.50
 
 
BRUNEI
 
 
1893
1976 Unstamped UKDYMM official cover sent registered typed address to Seria with purple illustrated cachet of Department of Information Brunei applied. Fine strike of Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei single ring cds dated 12 July 1976 with Seria arrival cds on reverse. ()
£4.50
 
 
BURMA
 
 
1894
1915 Slightly tatty hand addressed cover sent Kyaukme to Prome at 2a 6p rate beaing on reverse India KGV 2a 6p ultramarine SG170 tied by fine strike of Kyaukme double ring cds dated 17 November 1915. Prome arrival cds dated 19 November also on reverse along with lilac on white R 114 registered label with Kyaukme added in black type. ()
£10.00
 
 
CANADA
Lots 1895-1896
 
1895
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. ()
£12.00
 
 
1896
1937 Bank of Toronto cover typed local address bearing 1937 Coronation 3c carmine SG356 tied by Exhibition Post Office Calgary Alberta single ring cds dated 10 July 1937. An additional strike alongside along with large black illustrated cachet for Stampede Post Office. ()
£2.00
 
 
CEYLON AND SRI LANKA
 
 
1897
1949 Typed address cpmmercial cover sent registered airmail Colombo to New York at 1r 75 rate bearing on reverse KGVI 1r and 50c plus UPU 25c all tied by Colombo cds's dated 5 December 1949 plus New York arrival cds's dated 12 December 1949. ()
£4.00
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS
Lots 1898-1906
 
1898
Australia - 1966 Four identical WCS colour illustrated FDC's for Decimal Currency issue all hand addressed sent registered to same person in Leicester England bearing 20 different values between 1c to $2 all tied by Christie Beach cds's dated 14 February 1966. ()
£6.00
 
 
1899
Botswana - 1982 Colour illustrated unaddressed FDC for Christmas Fungi issue bearing set of 4 stamps tied by 2 strikes of Gaborone FDI handstamp. ()
£4.00
 
 
1900
British Solomon Islands - 1966 Typed address illustrated FDC sent air mail to Scotland bearing Decimal Currency surcharges ½c on ½d to 25c on 2s 6d 12 values SG135A/148A tied by four strikes of British Solomon Islands FDI single ring cds dated 14 February 1966. ()
£2.50
 
 
1901
Ireland - 1922 Four plain unaddressed covers (lightly aged around edges) each bearing Map of Ireland 2d grey-green SG74 tied by Rathmullen Co Donegal cds dated 6 December 1922. ()
£4.00
 
 
1902
Isle of Man - 2016 Printed address special cover for the Queen's 90th Birthday bearing £1.60 miniature sheet tied by Royal Parade cds for date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
1903
Newfoundland - 1939 Colour illustrated typed address cover for Royal Visit bearing issued stamp tied by Royal Landing Holyrood cds dated 17 June 1939 - date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
1904
New Zealand - 1975 Colour illustrated unaddressed FDC for Roses 1c to 9c original issue of 9 tied by 3 strikes of Wanganui Philatelic Bureau FDI handstamp. ()
£2.00
 
 
1905
Pitcairn Islands - 1966 Special air mail commemorative cover for Churchill Commemoration issued by the Philatelic Society of Fiji typed adress sent registered to Australia bearing set of 4 issued stamps tied by single central strike of Pitcairn Is First Day single ring cds dated 24 January 1966 - date of issue. ()
£4.50
 
 
1906
South Africa - 1939 Plain typed address cover sent registered air mail Brakpan (purple mark applied direct to cover) to England with 250th Anniv of Huguenot Landing set of 3 SG82/84 in vertical pairs tied by 2 strikes of Brakpan cds dated 17 July 1939 - date of issue. ()
£6.00
 
 
FIJI
 
 
1907
1923 Black & white post card showing Botanical Gardens Suva sent to Scotland at ½d rate bearing ½d green Die II and 1d carmine Die II SG127 & 229 both tied by GPO Suva single ring cds dated 23 October 1923. ()
£5.00
 
 
GIBRALTAR
 
 
1908
1926 Colour post card (small closed tear) of Dockyard Workshops & Waterfront sent to Scotland bearing KGV 1d red SG90 tied by Gibraltar double ring cds of 2 March 1926. ()
£2.00
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 1909-1945
 
1909
1781 Paterson Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England & Wales 5th edition 267 pages plus Pateson A Travelling Dictionery : Or Alphabetical Tables of the Distance of all the Principal Cities¬ Borough¬ Market and Sea Port Towns in Great Britain 1781 4th corrected edition 180 pages bound together in one volume in good condition. Minor staining on some pages but overall in fine condition. ()
£25.00
 
 
1910P
1841 Entire (soiled both sides) dated 15 May 1841 on Northern Lights paper from Edinburgh to Campbeltown regarding the Lighthouse on Mull of Kintyre bearing 1d black (AE) plate 1b 2½ margins tied by Edinburgh black Maltese Cross cancel. Edinburgh and Campbeltown cancels along with black seal including a Lighthouse on reverse. ()
£75.00
1841 Entire (soiled both sides) dated 15 May 1841 on Northern Lights paper from Edinburgh to Campbeltown regarding the Lighthouse on Mull of Kintyre bearing 1d black (AE) plate 1b 2½ margins tied by Edinburgh black Maltese Cross cancel. Edinburgh and Campbeltown cancels along with black seal including a Lighthouse on reverse. ()
 
1911
1849 Wrapper Corstorphine to Edinburgh dated 29 October 1849 (cancellation marks on reverse) bearing 1d red imperf (DH) 3 margins tied by nice strike of *131* between bars (Edinburgh stars Mackay type 413 rarity E - 6 to 20 examples known) hand stamp. ()
£12.00
 
 
1912
1870-1938 Thirty nine covers or correspondence cards (condition mixed on earlier items) mostly KGV having range of cancels¬ nothing especially special. ()
£10.00
 
 
1913
1874-1952 Thirty four covers or post cards collected for cancellation interest including On Active Service in France¬ India & Italy and HM Ships with Censor marks¬ KEVII thimbles and squared circles¬ Paquebot¬ Late mark¬ Duplexs and others. ()
£15.00
 
 
1914
1885 Tatty cover hand addressed to Madras bearing 5d dull green (LG) SG193 (cat £350 on cover) tied by Manchester BG 498 duplex of 20 November 1885. Sea Post Office code D and First Delivery Madras cds's of 26 November and 10 December respectively on reverse. ()
£12.00
 
 
1915
1900 Two hand addressed covers bearing 1d lilac one tied by Boston type machine number 6 cancel dated 22 June 1900 other London VR 6 machine cancel dated 24 December 1900. ()
£4.00
 
 
1916
1907 Black and white photograpic postcard of Kemble Station showing passenger trains and good wagons in station having additional printing applied on front in gold "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" with printed Christmas poem on reverse used to Swindon bearing KEVII ½d yellow-green (damaged at top) tied by Cirencester cds dated 23 December 1907. ()
£13.00
 
 
1917
1907 Colour postcard used within Kent bearing KEVII ½d yellow-green tied by good strike and additional part off card strike of Sandwich squared circle cancel of 21 September 1907. ()
£2.00
 
 
1918
1908 Colour postcard (corner crease bottom right) used to Kent bearing KEVII ½d yellow-green tied by superb strike of Curragh Camp single ring cds dated 29 May 1908. ()
£4.00
 
 
1919
1910 Colour postcard of High Street Freemantle WA sent Cardiff to New Zealand bearing KEVII 1d scarlet tied by Bute Docks Cardiff cds dated 8 July 1910. ()
£3.00
 
 
1920
1911-12 Thirteen covers or correspondence cards all bearing ½d or 1d KGV Mackennals (various cancels) unchecked for dies or watermarks. ()
£7.50
 
 
1921
1913 Colour postcard used to Kent bearing KGV ½d green tied by fine strike of scarce Raughton Head temporary rubber cds dated 22 September 1913. ()
£4.00
 
 
1922
1914-29 Eight covers used within England bearing KGV stamps (some inverted watermarks) all tied by 5 wavy line continuous machine cancels for Bexhill on Sea¬ Hampstead NW¬ Holloway N¬ Homerton E9¬ Paddington W (2 different)¬ Portsmouth & Upper Holloway N ()
£7.00
 
 
1923
1920-31 Ten covers used bearing KGV stamps (one 1d inverted watermark) seven tied by 6 wavy line machine cancels comprising Cambridge¬ Eastbourne¬ Newcastle on Tyne¬ Paddington W2 x 3 and Sutton all single circle plus three tied by 7 wavy line machine cancels comprising Holloway SO N7¬ London EC and Stoke Newington N 16 all single circles. ()
£8.00
 
 
1924
1921-33 Four covers used within England bearing KGV stamps all tied by 5 wavy line continuous machine cancels with Maltese Cross after date comprising Cowes Isle of Wight x 2¬ Leicester and Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan. ()
£2.50
 
 
1925
1924-1934 Nine covers (1 printed address others hand addressed condition slightly mixed) used within Isle of Wight to same Cowes address all bearing KGV stamps having controls in selvedge comprising ½d O 31 bottom left corner horizontal strip of 3¬ Q 32 x 2 bottom marginal horizontal strips of 3 and ? (selvedge removed) 33 bottom marginal horizontal strip of 3 1d T 33 x 2 horizontal right corner marginal pairs and V34 bottom marginal vertical pair then 1½d V 23 & V 34 bottom marginal singles ()
£10.00
 
 
1926
1926-33 Ten covers and two correspondence cards (some with soiling) at 1d or 1½d rate all having slogan cancels (7 different). ()
£7.00
 
 
1927
1927-34 10 covers used in England with KGV stamps (some inverted watermarks) tied by 5 wavy line machine cancels comp MTP 1 in triangle¬ Bexhill on Sea single circle¬ Birmingham double circle¬ Eastbourne single circle x 3 and London double circle D¬ E & G x 2. ()
£7.00
 
 
1928
1929 Black & white real photograph of LNER RMS "Vienna" liner at sea addressed to Germany bearing PUC 1½d brown tied by Hoek Whilliam cds dated 6 October 1929 with framed Paquebot cachet alongside. ()
£7.50
 
 
1929
1931 Seven hand addressed covers to same person in Bermingham or Norfolk each at 1½d rate bearing ½d green 1d scarlet or 1½d red-brown having inverted watermarks. ()
£5.00
 
 
1930
1931 Hand addressed cover sent air mail on First Flight to Khartoum bearing 5d tied by London FS Air Mail cds dated 26 February 1931. Good strike of Sudan Air Mail Khartoum cds dated 7 March 1931 on reverse. ()
£7.50
 
 
1931
1934 Incoming black & white postcard of Delphi posted in Napoli bearing GB KGV 1½d chestnut tied by Napoli cds dated 24 April 1924. Superb strike alongside of British Mail Posted on the High Seas Ex RMS "Letitia" circular cachet. Redirected on arrival. ()
£7.50
 
 
1932
1936 Hand addressed cover to Musselborough endorsed "Day of Issue 1st September 1936" bearing KEVIII ½d¬ 1½d and 2½d all tied by individual strikes of Edinburgh 32 double ring cds dated 1 September 1936 - date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
1933
1937 Plain blue cover having dealers purple rubber stamped London address sent registered within Chingford bearing KGVI ½d green 1d scarlet 1½d red-brown & 2½d ultramarine SG462/64 & 466 all tied by individual strikes of Station Road Chingford single ring cds's dated 30 July 1937¬ first day of issue for 1½d value. ()
£3.00
 
 
1934
1944-60 Three covers 1944 commercial Air Mail typed address to Brazil at 3s 6d rate with 1/- x 3 & 6d opened and sealed by PC90 crowned Opened by Examiner tape. 1948 hand addressed cover sent registered Crewe to Argentina at 1s 3d rate with Olympic Games 3d & 1/- plus 1960 typed address cover from officer in RAF Malta sent air mail to USA with Europa 1s 6d x 2 SG622 tied by Field Post Office 76 cds dated 16 November 1960. ()
£7.00
 
 
1935
1948 Four plain typed address covers each bearing different stamp from Olympic issue 2½d to 1/- SG495/98 each tied by Olympic Games Wembley machine cancel for date of issue. ()
£3.00
 
 
1936
1958-68 Sixteen plain manila incoming covers all rubber stamped address to England bearing stamps from British Guiana¬ British Solomon Islands¬ Gold Coast¬ Ireland¬ North Borneo¬ South Africa or Tanganyika tied by various handstamps including some ships cachets and charge marks on some. ()
£5.00
 
 
1937
1960 Illustrated FDC for Europa issue hand addressed to London bearing 6d and 1s 6d issued stamps tied by Great Portland Street cds of 19 September 1960 - date of issue. ()
£1.50
 
 
1938
1963 Printed address cover Poste Restante Johannesburg via Lagos Airport bearing Isle of Jethou 1d Sparrow Hawk tied by blue cds dated 10 January 1963. GB 3d National Productivity Year pair added tied by Guernsey machine cancel dated 13 January 1963. Two strikes of Johannesburg cds dated 15 January 1963 on front along with straight line INCONMU mark and Telegraphs Airport Ikeja single ring cds dated 4 March 1963. Blue crayon PTO on front with O in blue crayon next to senders German address. ()
£5.00
 
 
1939
1966-76 Four covers and two souvenir sheets comprising 1975 & 1976 Showpex miniature sheets 1966 Illustrated cover for opening of Tay Road Bridge with special cancel 1969 Nato Air Day Supersonic Mail Flight cover with cachet 1970 5d postal stationery envelope with Philypia cancel 1975 Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch cancel on illustrated WI cover plus 1976 7p air mail airletter uprated with First Concorde Flight cancel. ()
£5.00
 
 
1940
1968-71 Illustrated unaddressed non Post Offices FDC's for definitives all with Latchford Warrington Lancs single ring cds's for date of issue comprising 1968 5d 7d 8d & 10d 1969 2s 6d 1970 10p 20p 50p and 1971 Decimal definitives ½p to 9p x 2 one having DA Special Delivery Service label. Lot includes five values on plain postcard all cancelled by Halfpenny Green last day of ½d cancels. ()
£3.00
 
 
1941
1979 Post Office printed label address illustrated FDC for British Spring Flowers bearing set of 4 tied by 2 strikes of Floral City Exhibition Bath pictorial cancel for date of issue. ()
£2.00
 
 
1942
1987 British Post Office Exhibition Card number 1 x 2 each having 31p & 34p affixed tied by Royal Mail Exhibition Card No 1 Edinburgh unframed cds dated 13 June 1987. ()
£2.00
 
 
1943
2000 Colour illustrated unaddressed souvenir cover for British Airways London Eye in unopened wrapping bearing 44p Faraday's electricity SG2104 tied by British Airways London Eye special handstamp dated 1 January 2000. ()
£2.50
 
 
1944
2009 British Design Classics set of 10 post cards (not PHQ cards) all featuring designs as per issued stamps (SG2887/2896) fine unused. ()
£3.00
 
 
1945
2009 British Design Classics set of 10 post cards (not PHQ cards) all featuring designs as per issued stamps (SG2887/2896) having matching stamp applied tied by FDI handstamp. ()
£7.50
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN - PHQ CARDS
Lots 1946-1968
 
1946
1973 Country Cricket unused card few light marks on reverse PHQ01. ()
£8.50
 
 
1947
1973 Inigo Jones fine unused card PHQ02. ()
£25.00
 
 
1948
1973 Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference fine unused card PHQ03. ()
£5.00
 
 
1949
1973 Royal Wedding fine unused card PHQ04. ()
£1.50
 
 
1950
1974 Fire Provention 3½p unused card bottom right corner crease no printing on reverse. ()
£17.00
 
 
1951
1974 Great Britons (Medieval Warriors) set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ7a/7d. ()
£3.50
 
 
1952
1975 Turner 5½p fine unused card PHQ9. ()
£5.00
 
 
1953
1975 Architecture fine unused set of 3 cards PHQ10a/10c. ()
£2.00
 
 
1954
1975 Sailing 8p fine unused card PHQ11. ()
£1.00
 
 
1955
1975 Railways set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ12a/12d. ()
£8.50
 
 
1956
1975 Jane Austin set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ13a/13d. ()
£3.00
 
 
1957
1976 Social Reform 8½p fine unused card PHQ14. ()
£1.00
 
 
1958
1976 American Revolution 11p fine unused card PHQ15. ()
£1.00
 
 
1959
1976 Roses set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ16a/16d. ()
£3.50
 
 
1960
1976 Culture set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ17a/17d. ()
£2.50
 
 
1961
1976 Printing set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ18a/18d. ()
£1.50
 
 
1962
1976 Christmas set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ19a/19d. ()
£1.00
 
 
1963
1977 Sports set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ20a/20d. ()
£1.00
 
 
1964
1977 Chemistry set of 4 fine unused cards PHQ21a/21d. ()
£1.00
 
 
1965
1977 Silver Jubilee set of 5 fine unused cards PHQ22a/22e. ()
£2.00
 
 
1966
1977 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting fine unused card PHQ23. ()
£1.00
 
 
1967
1977 Wildlife set of 5 fine unused cards PHQ25a/25e. ()
£1.00
 
 
1968
1977 Christmas set of 6 fine unused cards PHQ26a/26f. ()
£1.00
 
 
HONG KONG
Lots 1969-1970
 
1969
1863 Incoming unstamped hand addressed cover (backflap missing¬ light water stain at base) endorsed "Per Streamer Cadiz" rated "4" on front along poor strike of unclear faint cds. Good strike of Hong Kong code C single ring cds dated 27 July 1863 on reverse. ()
£15.00
 
 
1970
1936 Green correspondence post card hand addressed to England from member of RAF on HMS Hermes in Kai Tak endorsed "Via Imperial Airways RMA Dorado" bearing KGV 50c black on green tied by Hong Kong Air (k) Mail double ring cds dated 26 March 1936. Purple framed 4 line cachet applied to front for First Through Flight on 26 March 1936. ()
£28.00
 
 
INDIA
 
 
1971
1905 KEVII ¼a brown postal stationery card (spike hole) used to Ceylon plus 1945 typed address cover Calcutta to USA at 2r 11½a rate with KGVI definitives ½a 3a 4a x 2 & 1r x 2. ()
£4.50
 
 
JAMAICA
Lots 1972-1973
 
1972
1935 Locally hand addressed cover bearing Silver Jubilee 1d deep blue & scarlet & 1½d ultramarine & grey-black SG114/15 tied by individual strikes of Constant Spring single ring cds's dated 30 June 1935. ()
£7.50
 
 
1973
1949 Slighty creased typed address commercial cover sent registered Kingston to USA at 1s 3d rate bearing on reverse KGVI 1d definitive strip of 3 plus Royal Silver Wedding 1½d x 8 (two blocks of 4) tied by poor strikes of Kingston cds's dated 15 February 1949 along with US transit cds's dated 17 & 19 February. ()
£9.00
 
 
KUWAIT
Lots 1974-1976
 
1974
1939 Printed Bombay address firms air mail cover (slight damage at top) at 7a rate on rear KGV 6a bistre SG22b (SG cat £70 off cover) plus KGVI 1a carmine SG38 tied by date unclear type 5 cds. Basra transit cds of 25 January plus Bombay arrival cds of 30 January 1939 on reverse. Early use of KGVI 1a issued in January 1939 plus nice two reign franking. ()
£12.00
 
 
1975
1947 Indian KGVI 1½a brown purple postal stationery envelope (roughly opened right side) bilingually addressed sent airmail to Bombay uprated on reverse with Indian unoverprinted white back 1a carmine SG268 both having good strikes of type 11 cancel dated 9 June 1947. Two strikes of Mandvi Bombay arrival cds dated 15 June on reverse one ties 1a stamp. Interesting cover as Donaldson states on page 133 "The Indian white backgroud issue of 1941-43 appreared overprinted Kuwait from early 1945 gradually replacing the unoverprinted stamps¬ although stragglers of the latter are known used as late as January 1947." This cover extends the date to June 1947. ()
£50.00
 
 
1976
1969 Typed address air mail cover to USA at 95f rate bearing on reverse 1f Museum SG400 on reverse untied plus on front Shaikh Abdullah 4f SG200 Shuaiba Refinery 30f SG424 Kuwait Hilton 10f SG436 Education Week 20f SG439 and National Day 30f SG442 all tied by three poorish strikes of Kuwait bilingual cds dated 10 November 1969. ()
£4.50
 
 
MALAYA
Lots 1977-1978
 
1977
1929 Unstamped incoming cover from India to Selangor having black Tax Mark on front with two Indian transit marks dated 9 September 1929 on reverse. Straits Settlements 12c bright blue Postage Due SGD6 applied tied by Singapore cds dated 24 September on reverse. ()
£6.50
 
 
1978
1936 Incoming cover from India to Selangor with black Tax Mark on front having Indian KGV 2a stamp applied tied by date and location unclear cds. Federated Malay States 4c green Postage Due SGD3 applied tied by F.M.S. cds dated 24 January 1936. ()
£6.50
 
 
MALTA
 
 
1979
1949 Typed address cover sent registered (purple mark applied direct to cover) within Valletta bearing 75th Anniv of UPU set of 4 each tied by individual strike of Valletta double ring cds dated 10 October 1949 - date of issue. ()
£4.00
 
 
MAURITIUS
 
 
1980
1935 Hand addressed plain cover to Phoenix bearing KGV 4c green SG226c tied by Bicentenary Exhibition 1735 - 1935 Port Louis large framed cancel dated 7 September 1935. ()
£7.00
 
 
MILITARY AND CENSOR
Lots 1981-2001
 
1981
Bahrain - 1941 Bilingually hand addressed commercial air mail cover (a little damage at top) sent registered (blue on white R 137 registered label applied with Bahrain added in black ink) to Bombay at 5a 3p rate bearing KGV 3a carmine SG18 plus KGVI 3p slate SG20 and 1a carmine x 2 SG23 tied by three strikes of type 9 registered cds dated 23 April 1941. Cover opened and sealed at right with red on white "Arms" and "Opened by Censor" tape which is tied by black triangular C20 Bombay censor cachets both sides. ()
£25.00
 
 
1982
Bahrain - 1945 Hand addressed cover (opened roughly at left) sent air mail to Bombay endorsed "Language used Arabic" at 2a 6p rate bearing KGVI 3p slate and 1a carmine horizontal pairs SG38 and SG41 tied by type 8 cancel dated 3 May 1945. Opened and sealed at left with black on white PC90 "Opened by Censor" tape which is tied by purple DHC/365 cachet on front and black tomb stone DHC/80 censor cachet on reverse. ()
£10.00
 
 
1983
Bahrain - 1948 Hand addressed OAS air mail cover to RAF Radio School Compton Wilts England from RAF Bahrain¬ Persian Gulf¬ British Forces in Iraq bearing Bahrain overprints on Indian Stamps 3p slate x 2 and 1a carmine SG38 & 41 tied by Forces Post Office 756 double ring cds dated 25 March 1948. FPO 756 was located at RAF Shaibah Iraq (refer Donaldson page 68) and only used Indian stamps overprinted Bahrain for 3 months between 1 January and 31 March 1948. Scarce cds only in used for 3 months. ()
£700.00
 
 
1984
Bahrain - 1967 Typed address air mail cover Certified Official endorsement to HM Dockyard Singapore fine strike of Field Post Office 218 (Muharraq) code A cds of 10 August 1967. Fine strike of blue oval R.N. Victualling Depot H.M.S. Jufair cachet of 8 August 1967 also aplied. ()
£7.00
 
 
1985
Bahrain - 1970 Plain typed address cover to Statistics Section Jufair BFPO 63 bearing US 6c stamp tied by fine strike of US Navy 17101 BR cancel dated 25 August 1970. ()
£4.00
 
 
1986
Bahrain - 1970 Printed address plain cover to England bearing 1969 4d Christmas issue tied by Field Post Office 170 (Muharraq) code A cds dated 3 November 1970. Fine strike of black oval Commanding Officer H.M.S. Brereton cachet dated 2 November 1970 also applied. ()
£6.00
 
 
1987
Bahrain - 1977 Printed address US 7c Charles Thomson postal stationery card uprated with 2c definitive to San Francisco having very fine strike of US Navy 09526 cancel dated 5 November 1977 based at Jufair Bahrain. ()
£6.00
 
 
1988
Bahrain - 1991 OHMS window envelope bearing 17p definitive tied by fine strike of Field Post Office 766 (RAF Detachment Murarraq) double ring cds dated 19 April 1991. ()
£5.00
 
 
1989
Boer War - 1901 Incoming entry form from the Natal and Central Rifle Associations endorsed On Active Service to England with GB 1d lilac tied by fine strike of Army Post Office TPO East No 1 double ring cds of 3 July 1901. Redirected on arrival with Farnham 292 duplex. ()
£10.00
 
 
1990
British Occupation of Libya - 1943 Colour postcard of market scene sent to Sgt in Royal Corps of Signals Malta bearing KGVI 3d pale violet overprinted MEF SGM14 tied by Italian style Tripoli cds dated 19 October 1943 (4 year slug missing) with additional strike alongside plus Purple tombstone Passed Crown ZA/41 censor mark. Field Post Office 33 cds dated 28 October 1943 on picture side of card. ()
£10.00
 
 
1991
Great Britain - 1953 Forces letter (interesting contents) written on board troop ship "Empire Orwell" heading for Korea bearing QEII 2½d carmine-red (damaged corner) tied by Field Post Office 257 double ring cds dated 16 November 1953. ()
£5.00
 
 
1992
Iceland - 1942 Typed address cover from member of US Air Force based in Reykjavik to USA with US Army APO 860 rubber stamp cancel dated 8 June 1942 applied along with Passed by US Army Examiner 0616 race track cachet and signature. ()
£5.00
 
 
1993
Iceland - 1944 Hand addressed cover from member of US Air Force based in Reykjavik to USA with US Army APO 860 machine cancel dated 22 February 1944 applied along with Passed by US Army Examiner 0693 race track cachet and signature. ()
£8.00
 
 
1994
Iraq - 1943-44 Three censored covers to England (two typed address) one at 20f rate opened and sealed both sides¬ Arabic tape at left PC90 crowned Opened By Examiner 1824 at right with purple bilingual censor mark on front. One at 50f rate opened and sealed both sides¬ Arabic tape at left PC90 Opened By Examiner 311 tape at right with purple bilingual censor mark on front plus one at 100f rate opened and sealed at right with PC90 (code 51-8589) Opened By Examiner 4535 having nice black strike of Baghdad Al Mansur bilingual black registered mark applied direct to front of cover. ()
£22.00
 
 
1995
Iraq - 1945 Hand addressed air mail cover to Bombay endorsed "Written in Hebrew" beraing 50f chocolate tied by Baghdad - Basra cds dated 2 February 1945. Purple Iraq censor mark applied to front of cover¬ opened and sealed by Opened By Examiner tape sealed on front by purple DHC/7 censor mark and on reverse by black tomb stone Passed DHC/20 mark. ()
£8.00
 
 
1996
Kuwait - 1944 Part typed bilingually addressed air mail cover (central vertical fold¬ light stains on front roughly opened at right & contemporary Arabic writing on reverse) to Bombay at 2a 6p rate bearing on reverse unoverprinted Indian KGVI 1a 3p yellow-brown x 2 SG269 tied by type 11 cancel dated 16 October 1944. Opened and sealed at left by PC90 Opened By Examiner black on white tape (maybe locally produced as poor printing) tied by purple straight line DHC/365 censor mark on front and Passed DHC/80 tomb stone censor mark on reverse. Poorish strike of Kuwait censor mark on reverse tied by Indian censor tape also ties one 1a 3p stamp along with unreadable Indian arrival slogan mark. ()
£35.00
 
 
1997
Kuwait - 1944 Part typed address bilingually addressed air mail cover (slightly rough opening at top) to Bombay at 2a 6p rate bearing on reverse unoverprinted Indian KGVI Dak Bullock Cart 2a 6p bright violet SG252 tied by type 11 cancel having unreadable date. Opened and sealed at left with Iraqi censor tape having bilingual framed Iraq censor mark on front . Opened and sealed at left by PC90 Opened By Examiner black on white tape tied by purple straight line DHC/366 censor mark on front and Passed DHC/80 tomb stone censor mark on reverse. Good strike of Kuwait censor mark on reverse ties stamp which is also tied by Indian arrival slogan mark dated 8 August 1944. ()
£50.00
 
 
1998
Kuwait - 1945 Hand addressed cover (roughly opened at base with couple closed tears) sent air mail to Bombay at 2a 6p rate bearing on reverse unoverprinted Indian KGVI ½a purple SG266 plus Kuwait overprint on 2a vermilion SG57 tied by type 11 cancel dated 26 March 1945. Opened and sealed both sides by PC90 Opened By Examiner black on white tape tied at right by purple straight line DHC/339 censor mark on front and Passed DHC/80 tomb stone censor mark at left on reverse. Indian arrival slogan mark dated 5 April 1945 ties censor tape at right and ½a stamp on reverse. ()
£25.00
 
 
1999
Libya - 1942 Hand addressed cover to Ciciliano at 1L rate with two 50c stamps. Opened and sealed at left with Italian black on white censor tape tied both sides by AR censor cachets. ()
£8.00
 
 
2000
Palestine - 1918 Hand addressed cover (central vertical fold) to New York bearing 1p indigo SG1 tied by date unclear Army Post Office cds. Cover opened at top by Examined By Censor label tied to front by Palestine Censorship No 3 oblong cachet with shamfered corners. ()
£16.00
 
 
2001
Zanzibar - 1942 Typed address commercial cover sent Air Mail to Bombay at 1a 25 rate bearing 5c and 40c x 3 all tied by Zanzibar cds dated 22 May 1942. Opened and sealed at left by PC90 Opened by Examiner U tape with tomb stone Passed DHC/33 mark on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
NEW ZEALAND
Lots 2002-2004
 
2002
1920s Real photograph unused sepia post card of SS "Rotorua" in harbour. ()
£5.00
 
 
2003
1965-66 Eight typed address illustrated Air New Zealand DC-8 Inagural Flight covers for flights Sydney - Christchurch¬ Sydney - Auckland¬ Sydney - Hong Kong¬ Nandi - Los Angeles¬ Auckland - Sydney¬ Auckland - Honolulu¬ Auckland - Los Angeles and Auckland - Hong Kong each having appropriate stamps applied tied by relevant cancels. ()
£8.00
 
 
2004
1980-84 Five air mail covers to same address in England (3 typed address) bearing different commemorative sets tied by Auckland or Orewa cds's. ()
£2.00
 
 
OMAN
 
 
2005
1976 Hand addressed air mail cover Ruwi Oman to USA at 150b rate bearing Matrah 1809 25b x 3 plus Shinas 1809 75b all tied by two strikes of Ibra bilingual cds of 7 November 1976. ()
£4.50
 
 
PALESTINE
 
 
2006
1898 Black & white illustrated postcard (undivided back) hand addressed to Berlin bearing Turkey 20 para red-brown tied ny good strike of Camp Imperial Jerusalam bilingual black barred cancel. Berlin transit cds dated 16 November and district arrival cds dated 17 November 1898 on reverse of card. Fine and scarce item of Ottoman era postal history. ()
£40.00
 
 
NORTHERN RHODESIA
Lots 2007-2012
 
2007
1931 Imperial Airways illustrated first Air Mail between England & South Africa typed address cover (mounting marks on reverse) to South Africa at 5d rate bearing KGV 2d & 3d definitives tied by Broken Hill cds dated 17 December 1931. ()
£7.50
 
 
2008
1934 Hand addressed air mail (this lined through in red) cover (light soiling) to Uganda at 5d rate bearing KGV 1d & 4d tied by good strike of Mpika cds dated 18 December 1934. Sent to England in error having London FS 38 double ring cds on front dated 27 December 1934. Entebbe Uganda arrival cds dated 4 January 1935 on reverse. ()
£10.00
 
 
2009
1935 Hand addressed air mail cover to England bearing Silver Jubilee 6d tied by Kasempa NR cds dated 3 October 1935. Ndola and Broken Hill transit cancels on reverse. ()
£7.50
 
 
2010
1935 Hand addressed air mail cover to England at 6d rate bearing Silver Jubilee 3d x 2 tied by Kasempa NR cds's of 5 December 1935. Broken Hill transit cancel on reverse. ()
£7.00
 
 
2011
1944 Typed address commercial cover to South Africa with KGVI 1½d tied by Kitwe Address Your Mail To A Box Or Street Number continuous slogan cancel of 6 November 1944. ()
£5.00
 
 
2012
1951 Three typed address covers two airmail to London at 9d rate one bearing KGVI 1d & 4d x 2 tied by Kitwe machine cancel other bearing KGVI 3d & 6d tied by Ndola continuous machine cancel other to America with KGVI 4d tied by smudged Livingstone cds. ()
£7.50
 
 
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
 
 
2013
1926 Hand addressed sepia post card of street scene of Abercorn Street Bulawayo sent to Scotland with interesting message bearing KGV1½d bistre-brown SG3 tied by Bulawayo double ring cds dated 30 december 1926. ()
£5.00
 
 
SEYCHELLES
 
 
2014
1968 Large OHMS Post Office unaddressed manilla cover bearing 1963-68 defintivies15 values 5c to 25c 40c to 50c and 75c to 10r SG196/200 202/04 & 206/212 each tied by individual strikes of Victoria code C single ring cds dated 20 January 1968. ()
£4.00
 
 
SIERRA LEONE
 
 
2015
1913 Black & white real photograph post card of Percival Street Freetown used to Scotland with KEVII 1d scarlet on front tied by Freetown cds of 21 October 1913. Lot includes unused Tucks sepia postcard of Regent Church (the first stone church built in the colony). ()
£7.50
 
 
SOUTH AFRICA
 
 
2016
1936 Two identical special postcards for Empire Exhibition showing delivery of Mails at Rand Airport both hand addressed to same person in Transvaal having ½d springbok affixed tied by different special Exhibition cancels dated 14 November or 18 December 1936. ()
£8.00
 
 
SUDAN
 
 
2017
1953 Unstamped long manila OSGS cover sent airmail typed address to USA with purple framed bilingual Post Paid cachet. Bilingual Khartoum cds of 1 May 1953 over cachet. ()
£9.00
 
 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Lots 2018-2019
 
2018
1980 Hand aggressed air mail cover to USA at 160f rate bearing 1977 crest definitives 15f 35f 50f & 60f SG82 & 83/85 tied by two strikes of Umm Al Qiwain cds of 18 February 1980. ()
£4.50
 
 
2019
1980 Typed address envelope sent registered airmail Alwahadah (blue on white bilingual label attached) to Switzerland at 3d 30 rate stamps tied by Al Wahadah 2 bilingual cds of 17 August 1980. Same cds plus purple cds of 18 August all in Arabic on reverse. ()
£4.50