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PO Box 6
Thurnby Leicester
LE7 9ZU
England

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POSTAL HISTORY
 
1935 SILVER JUBILEE
Lots 2193-2194
 
2193
Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika - 1935 Blue OHMS Post Office registered envelope (cut short both sides) sent registered hand addressed Nairobi (blue on white label affixed) to Durban bearing 20c to 1/- set of 4 tied by Nairobi cds's dated 6 December 1935. ()
£10.00
 
 
2194
Mauritius - 1936 Manila cover sent registered (blue on white General Post Office label affixed) with L.E.R Surtess England printed label applied bearing 5c¬ 12c and 20c all tied by General Post Office code B single ring cds's dated 3 April 1936 (year slugs missing). Same cds with year slugs missing on reverse. ()
£7.50
 
 
ASCENSION
 
 
2195
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
Lots 2196-2197
 
2196
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. ()
£14.00
 
 
2197
1988-2002 Four different colour postcards all addressed to England bearing stamps from Bahamas tied by different ships Posted on Board cancels. ()
£5.00
 
 
BAHRAIN
Lots 2198-2204
 
2198
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
 
 
2199
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
 
 
2200
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
 
 
2201
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
 
 
2202
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
 
 
2203
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
 
 
2204
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
 
 
BRITISH HONDURAS
 
 
2205
1931 Typed address cover to USA at 4c rate bearing KGV 2c x 2 tied by nice strike of Cayo British Honduras single ring cds dated 8 August 1931 with another strike alongside. Belize cds dated 10 August on reverse. ()
£30.00
 
 
BRUNEI
 
 
2206
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
CANADA
 
 
2207
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
 
 
CEYLON AND SRI LANKA
 
 
2208
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. ()
£3.50
 
 
CYPRUS
 
 
2209
1926 Completed Eastern Telegraph Company Telegram Form endorsed in red crayon "Copy" having message to Cairo regarding shipping dated 16 June 1926. ()
£8.00
 
 
FALKLAND ISLANDS
Lots 2210-2214
 
2210
1930s circa Hand addressed cover to England bearing Fin Whale & Gentoo Penguins 1d deep red SG117a tied by poorish strike of Port Stanley Falkland Islands year unclear of 4 March. ()
£7.50
 
 
2211
1952 Typed address air mail cover sent registered to Healy & Wise Ltd London (stamp dealers) at 2s 6d rate bearing KGVI 1s 3d Kelp Goose & Gander left marginal vertical pair SG181 tied by Port Stanley Falkland Islands First Overseas Airmail special cds dated 21 April 1952. ()
£15.00
 
 
2212
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
 
 
2213
1960 Hand addressed cover to Mr Stableford St Helena bearing QEII 3d Magellan Geese SG197 (light tone around a few perfs) tied by Port Stanley Falkland Islands code * single ring cds dated 13 October 1960. ()
£7.50
 
 
2214
1961 Typed address On Her Majesty's Service Post Office manila cover commercial use sent air mail to Hubert Wilson Limited London bearing QEII 1/- Magellanic Oystercatchers SG202 tied by Port Stanley Falkland Islands code * single ring cds dated 12 October 1960. ()
£7.50
 
 
FALKLAND ISLANDS - SOUTH GEORGIA
Lots 2215-2216
 
2215
1938 Plan manila cover pencil address to E J Mc Atasney Esq Port Stanley bearing Fin Whale & Gentoo Penguins ½d green to 2s 6d carmine/blue 8 values SGZ43/Z50 (SG cat £360 off cover) all tied by 5 fine strikes of South Georgia code A double ring cds's dated 29 March 1938. No doubt philatelic but nevertheless a fine colourful cover rarely seen. ()
£125.00
 
 
2216
1976 Plain cover sent air mail hand addressed to Scotland bearing 5p on 6d Light-mantled Sooty Albatross SG25 tied South Georgia Falkland Islands Dependency single ring cds dated 15 January 1976. Large circular illustrated cachet for HMS Endurance dated 13 January 1976 alongside. HMS Endurance was the ice patrol ship in the British Fleet. ()
£5.00
 
 
FIRST DAY COVERS
Lots 2217-2223
 
2217
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
 
 
2218
Falkland Islands - 2005-06 Three illustrated unaddressed covers for Maritime Heritage Parts 1 to 3 bearing issued stamps or miniature sheet tied by Stanley FDI pictorial hand stamp. ()
£5.00
 
 
2219
Gibraltar - 2004 Two colour illustrated unaddressed FDC having Wild Flowers 1p to £3 set of 13 SG1094/1106 spread over the two covers all tied by special hand stamp for date of issue. ()
£9.00
 
 
2220
Great Britain - 1937 Plain manila cover typed address to Australia with KGVI 1½d red-brown SG464 tied by Halifax Yorks machine cancel dated 30 July 1937 - date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
2221
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
 
 
2222
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
 
 
2223
South Africa - 1994-2010 Five illustrated unaddressed covers comprising 1994 Presidential Inauguration 1996 African Cup of Nations Football 2006 FIFA World Cup miniature sheet plus 2010 two different FIFA World Cup self adhesive stamps covers all bearing issued stamps tied by appropriate hand stamps for date of issue. ()
£5.00
 
 
FIJI
Lots 2224-2226
 
2224
1905 Black & white real photograph postcard of Lavoni-Valley Ovalau Fiji (undivided back) endorsed Printed Matter on reverse sent to Niagara Falls USA having KEVII ½d green (slight damage) affixed to picture side tied by GPO Suva Fiji single ring cds of 12 September 1905. Niagara Falls arrival cds of 3 October 1905 applied both sides. ()
£20.00
 
 
2225
1906 Black & white real photograph postcard of locals canoeing on the Navua River Fiji (undivided back) to Niagara Falls USA at 1d rate with KEVII ½d green pair tied by Suva single ring cds of 15 July 1906 plus Niagara Falls flag slogan cancel dated 6 October 1906. ()
£20.00
 
 
2226
1929 Typed address cover (Nukualofa Club crest on back flap) used to London unusually bearing Tonga 1d Ovava Tree horizontal pair tied by good strike of Suva Fiji continuous slogan machine cancel dated 17 December 1929. ()
£45.00
 
 
GIBRALTAR
 
 
2227
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. ()
£1.00
 
 
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS
Lots 2228-2229
 
2228
1947 Lightly soiled plain cover hand addressed to New Zealand bearing KGVI 2d tied by lightish strike of Post Office Beru double ring cds dated 15 November 1947 with Post Office Fanning Island single ring cds dated 26 November 1947 also applied. ()
£45.00
 
 
2229
1950 Typed address cover to New Zealand bearing KGVI 3d definitive tied by good strike of Post Office Arorae double ring cds dated 7 September 1950. ()
£25.00
 
 
GREAT BRITAIN
Lots 2230-2258
 
2230
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
 
 
2231
1870-1938 Thirty nine covers or correspondence cards (condition mixed on earlier items) mostly KGV having range of cancels¬ nothing especially special. ()
£10.00
 
 
2232
1881-84 Two commercial covers to same address in Ryde Isle of Wight compring 1881 cover including contents (reciept for goods purchased) with 1d Venetian-red tied by superb strike of Brighton 132 duplex cancel of 11 January 1881 then 1884 cover with 1d lilac perfin for Mc Dougal Brothers tied by fine strike London EC code X Hoster cancel of 18 August 1884. ()
£5.00
 
 
2233
1883 Black on blue OHMS Money Letter used registered to Sub Postmaster Balsall Heath Birmingham having superb strike of Registered code A Birmingham oval cancel dated 11 May 1883. Very fine fresh condition and scarce as such. ()
£20.00
 
 
2234
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. ()
£10.00
 
 
2235
1911-12 Thirteen covers or correspondence cards all bearing ½d or 1d KGV Mackennals (various cancels) unchecked for dies or watermarks. ()
£7.00
 
 
2236
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. ()
£3.50
 
 
2237
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 ()
£6.00
 
 
2238
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. ()
£7.00
 
 
2239
1926-33 Ten covers and two correspondence cards (some with soiling) at 1d or 1½d rate all having slogan cancels (7 different). ()
£6.50
 
 
2240
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. ()
£6.00
 
 
2241
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. ()
£4.50
 
 
2242
1934 Special pictorial postal card serial number 559 for flight by Autogiro over the route of the first UK Aerial Post Windsor -London bearing KGV ½d green tied by pictorial Air Post Exhibition London cds dated 8 May 1934. Pink cachet and passengers signature on one side and different pink cachet ties black on blue label on other. ()
£15.00
 
 
2243
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
 
 
2244
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. ()
£2.00
 
 
2245
1940-45 Formular unused Forces Air Mail Letter Sheets x 2 blue on white stock unfolded plus x 2 red on grey folded once vertically. ()
£4.00
 
 
2246
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. ()
£6.50
 
 
2247
1950s circa black on manila unused Post Office Telegram No Charge For Delivery unused envelope having flap stuck down. ()
£3.50
 
 
2248
1957 Two different Post Office OHMS unstamped typed NW8 address covers Postmasters Office NW District or General Post Office Headquarters oval purple cachets applied. ()
£1.50
 
 
2249
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. ()
£3.00
 
 
2250
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
 
 
2251
1960-1981 Four souvenir covers for 300th Anniv of GLO 1962 illustrated cover Coventry Cathedral 1969 illustrated Cathedrals issue bearing set of 6 and 1981 Royal Wedding posted 29 July 1981 date of wedding. Posted at St Pauls cachet also applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
2252
1961 Typed address commercial cover sent registered from Barclays Bank Finchley Road to Essex having 1/- and 10½d machine SY166 meter marks one tied by Swiss Cottage cds. ()
£1.50
 
 
2253
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
2254
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
 
 
2255
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
 
 
2256
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
 
 
2257
2009 British Design Classics set of 10 post cards (not PHQ cards) all featuring designs as per issued stamps (SG2887/2896) fine unused. ()
£2.50
 
 
2258
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. ()
£6.50
 
 
GRENADA
 
 
2259
1961 Great Britain QEII 6d air mail letter sheet used 25 June from Nurse in Watford to nurse friend in Barbados having fine strike of purple straight line Missent to Grenada cachet¬ which is the earlist known date for this type of mark. ()
£30.00
 
 
INDIA
 
 
2260
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
JAMAICA
Lots 2261-2268
 
2261
1905 Hand addressed cover to New York (redirected to Orange New York on arrival) at 2½d rate bearing Arms ½d and 1d x 2 tied by two nice strikes of Pedro Jamaica single ring cds dated 25 March 1905 (scarcer town postmark). Kingston¬ New York and Orange transit marks on reverse. ½d stamp black stain and slight damage at top. ()
£25.00
 
 
2262
1916 Hand addressed cover to USA at 2½d rate bearing on reverse ½d Arms and KGV 1d x 2 all tied by faintish strikes of Clarendon single ring cds's dated 28 February 1916 plus Kingston machine cancel dated 1 March 1916. Fine strike of purple framed Opened by an Officer of the Post Office by Express Warrant of THE GOVERNOR 4 line cachet on front. Resealed by tape and stamp selvedge at top. ()
£45.00
 
 
2263
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. ()
£6.50
 
 
2264
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. ()
£8.00
 
 
2265
1950 KGVI 3d registration & 11d postage brown size H registered envelope (part flap missing opened both sides) typed address to USA uprated with 7s 11½d in KGVI definitives (½d¬ 2d¬ 9d¬ 2/- & 5/-) all tied by Kingston Registered cds cancels dated 25 October 1950. Opened and sealed with Officially Sealed label on reverse at right plus applicable to Customs Duty cachet on front with 5c x 2 affixed to pay Duty. ()
£40.00
 
 
2266
1951 Hand addressed cover sent registered to Kingston bearing University of West Indies 6d commemorative tied by Bamboo single ring cds dated 31 March 1951. Bamboo registered label (torn in two) applied to front having Bamboo¬ Spanish Town and Kingston backstamps. ()
£15.00
 
 
2267
1954 Typed address cover sent registered Air Mail to messers George Odom Ltd Leicester England at 1s 10d rate bearing KGVI 1d 9d and 1/- definitives tied by two strikes of double rimmed Jones Pen cds dated 21 September 1954. Jones Town registered label on front with three strikes of Jones Pen cds and Kingston cds on reverse. ()
£20.00
 
 
2268
1954 Typed address cover sent registered (blue crayon cross applied) Air Mail to George Odom Ltd Leicester England at 1s 10d rate with KGVI 1½d x 4 plus 4d block of 4 definitives tied by three strikes of double rimmed Shooters Hill cds dated March 1956 (2 added in blue ink). Shooters Hill registered label on front with three strikes of same Shooters Hill cds dated March 1956 with "2" added in blue ink Birmingham registered arrival mark on reverse. ()
£20.00
 
 
KUWAIT
Lots 2269-2271
 
2269
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
 
 
2270
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 with good strikes of type 11 cancel of 9 June 1947. Two strikes of Mandvi Bombay arrival cds of 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." ()
£50.00
 
 
2271
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
MALTA
 
 
2272
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. ()
£3.00
 
 
MILITARY AND CENSOR
Lots 2273-2297
 
2273
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. ()
£8.00
 
 
2274
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
 
 
2275
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
 
 
2276
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
 
 
2277
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 applied. ()
£7.00
 
 
2278
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
 
 
2279
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
 
 
2280
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
 
 
2281
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
 
 
2282
Falkland Islands - 1945 Typed address 1d brown-red postal stationery envelope H&GB7 to A O Baggott Esq Buenos Aires uprated with 2d black necked swan definitive SG150 having fine strike of Port Stanley code * single ring cds dated 27 April 1945. Opened and sealed on backflap with plain brown tape having small black framed 1630 censor cachet applied. Purple three line Estate Louis Williams Port Stanley Falkland Islands cachet on backflap. ()
£40.00
 
 
2283
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
2284
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
 
 
2285
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
 
 
2286
India - 1941 Typed address commercial cover sent air mail to London bearing KGVI 14a Mail Plane SG277 tied by Bombay cancel dated 15 July 1941. Fine strike of Passed By Censor Crowned triangular C 20 cachet on front of cover. ()
£5.00
 
 
2287
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. ()
£20.00
 
 
2288
Iraq - 1945 Hand addressed air mail cover to Bombay endorsed "Written in Hebrew" bearing 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
 
 
2289
Jamaica - 1944 Typed address commercial air mail cover to Canada at 8d rate having 1d + 1d + 6d Kingston meter mark dated 18 November 1944. Nice strike of Crowned Passed D/2 tombstone blue censor mark applied to front. ()
£25.00
 
 
2290
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
 
 
2291
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
 
 
2292
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
 
 
2293
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
 
 
2294
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. ()
£14.00
 
 
2295
St Kitts - 1942 Hand addressed cover from Insurance company in St Louis to St Kitts bearing 5c US stamps tied by Saint Louis slogan cancel dated 12 September 1942. Cover opened and sealed with local brown censor tape RT7 at right tied on front by red Crowned passed BB... tombstone censor cachet CH4 with 4 added in ink. St Kitts single ring cds dated 8 December 1942 on reverse. ()
£30.00
 
 
2296
Seychelles - 1940 Hand addressed cover (opened three sides for display) to England bearing on reverse KGVI 12c Giant Tortoise tied by Victoria code B single ring cds dated 19 February 1940. Same cds on front along with fine strike of violet two line PASSED BY CENSOR Seychelles. No. 1. cachet. ()
£45.00
 
 
2297
Seychelles - 1940 Hand addressed cover to England bearing KGVI 12c Giant Tortoise tied by Victoria code C single ring cds dated 25 February 1940. Same cds alongside with good strike of violet two line PASSED BY CENSOR Seychelles. No. 2. cachet. ()
£50.00
 
 
NAURU
 
 
2298
1948 Hand addressed cover to Melbourne Australia bearing 1½d freighter tied by good strike of Nauru Central Pacific single ring cds dated 12 April 1938. ()
£20.00
 
 
NEW ZEALAND
Lots 2299-2300
 
2299
1920s Real photograph unused sepia post card of SS "Rotorua" in harbour. ()
£4.00
 
 
2300
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. ()
£1.00
 
 
NIGERIA
Lots 2301-2304
 
2301
1907 Black & white real photograph German postcard showing busy Hamburg Harbour sent to Edinburgh bearing Lagos KEVII 1d purple & black/red tied by good strike of Egwanga code A cds dated 9 March 1907 with another strike alongside. ()
£30.00
 
 
2302
1912 Colour real photograph German postcard showing Yoruba village blacksmith sent to Norwich England bearing Southern Nigeria KEVII 1d red tied by slightly off card Abeokuta Southern Nigeria single ring cds dated 3 April 1912 with another strike alongside. ()
£50.00
 
 
2303
1913 Black & white real photograph postcard showing group of 9 Nigerian labourers¬ 3 mixing cement rest watching sent to Bath England bearing Northern Nigeria KGV 1d red tied by slightly off card Baro Northern Nigeria double ring cds dated 3 April 1912 with another strike alongside. Minna Northern Nigeria double ring cds of same date also on card. ()
£35.00
 
 
2304
1951 Typed address cover (opened out on three sides) sent airmail to Manchester bearing KGVI 6d blackish purple perf 12 SG55 tied by smudged Lagos double ring cds dated 8 October 1951. Fine strike of framed Too Late on front. ()
£40.00
 
 
NORTH BORNEO
Lots 2305-2307
 
2305
1892 1 Cent black on 8 cents green postal card H&G9 hand addressed to Kowloon Hong Kong (no message) with fair strike of Sandakan red cds of 26 August 1892. Black "T" tax mark applied along with blue crayon 2½¬ Hong Kong cds of 12 September 1892 also on card. ()
£40.00
 
 
2306
1930 Preprinted firms cover in English & Cantonese from Borneo to Hong kong at 12c rate bearing on reverse 4c Sultan & staff top marginal vertical strip of 3 tied by two good strikes of Lahad Datu B.N.B. single ring cds dated 14 November 1930¬ Sandakan transit cds dated 15 November 1930 also ties one stamp. ()
£40.00
 
 
2307
1932 Hand addressed cover to England bearing 6c Sumatran Rhinoceros tied by good strike of Lahad Datu B.N.B. single ring cds dated 24 March 1932. Sandakan transit backstamp. ()
£40.00
 
 
NYASALAND PROTECTORATE
Lots 2308-2309
 
2308
1936 Stampless OHMS manila cover addressed to a Dr in New Jersey USA having purple rubber stamped signature of Postmaster General of Nyasaland bottom left with superb strike of Official Paid Zomba red single ring cds dated 9 May 1936. ()
£25.00
 
 
2309
1948 Formula airmail letter sheet with short message inside hand addresed to England at 5d rate bearing Royal Silver Wedding 1d green single plus strip of four tied by three strikes of Limbe cds dated 15 December 1948 - date of issue of stamp. ()
£25.00
 
 
OMAN
 
 
2310
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
PALESTINE
 
 
2311
1898 Black & white illustrated postcard (undivided back) hand addressed to Berlin bearing Turkey 20 para red-brown tied by 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. ()
£36.00
 
 
RHODESIA
Lots 2312-2313
 
2312
1937 Plain hand addressed cover having light overall soiling from Nkama Northern Rhodesia to Latvia (unusual destination) at 11d rate bearing Coronation 2d plus 3d block of 4 tied by single strike of Nkama double ring cds dated 16 July 1937. Lusaka and Helsinki transit back stamps 20 & 28 July respectively. ()
£25.00
 
 
2313
1937 Hand addressed cover to Kowie West Cape Province South Africa - redirected on arrival to Spring Valley bearing Northern Rhodesia Coronation 1½d tied by Kapirimposhi double ring cds dated 24 December 1937. Poor strike of Spring Valley cds alongside. ()
£20.00
 
 
NORTHERN RHODESIA
Lots 2314-2318
 
2314
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. ()
£9.00
 
 
2315
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. ()
£6.50
 
 
2316
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. ()
£6.00
 
 
2317
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
 
 
2318
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. ()
£6.50
 
 
ST. LUCIA
Lots 2319-2324
 
2319
1908 Black & white real photograph postcard Village of Laborie from the sea undivided back sent to USA bearing KEVII 1d red tied by Castries St Lucia code C single ring cds dated 30 March 1909 with a further strike alongside. ()
£20.00
 
 
2320
1910 Unused real photograph black & white postcard showing Town of Soufriere¬ St Lucia. ()
£10.00
 
 
2321
1910 circa Unused colour postcard showing Vieux Fort Town¬ St Lucia ()
£10.00
 
 
2322
1910 circa Unused colour postcard showing Dennery Village¬ St Lucia ()
£15.00
 
 
2323
1925 circa A Handy Guide as to Where to Go St Lucia W.I. 12 page illustrated booklet full of information about St Lucia and advertisments. Fine condition and scarce. ()
£30.00
 
 
2324
1946 Incoming Pan Am test letter 5c airmail envelope from Washington to St Lucia returned on day of arrival uprated with 5c Air Mail stamp tied by Washington cancel of 1 November 1946. Castries cds of 6 November plus Pan Am Port Castries cachet of 7 November on rear. St Lucia 1s 4d in stamps attached both sides all tied by Castries cds's of 8 November 1946 to cover return air mail costs to Washington. ()
£35.00
 
 
SAMOA
 
 
2325
1947 Typed address commercial cover from Gold Star Transport Apia to Chrysler Corporation Detroit USA bearing 3d surcharge on 1½d brown SG199 tied by good strike of Apia Western Samoa large cds dated 24 May 1947. ()
£20.00
 
 
SEYCHELLES
Lots 2326-2330
 
2326
1906 Real Photograph black & white postcard (undivided back) of Victoria Street Seychelles sent to Denmark (unusual destination) bearing on picture side KEVII 3c green tied by Seychelles code c thimble cds dated 8 October 1906. ()
£30.00
 
 
2327
1946 Hand addressed cover (vertical crease not affecting stamps) sent air mail to Convent in Scotland at 56c rate bearing KGVI 6c & 50c definitives tied by light strike of Victoria code A single ring cds dated 7 February 1946 having a further strike alongside. ()
£25.00
 
 
2328
1946 Typed address commercial cover (firms cachet bottom left) sent registered Victoria (etiquette applied direct to cover) to Lincoln at 38c rate bearing KGVI 18c & 20c definitives tied by good strike of Victoria code B single ring cds dated 12 December 1946 having a further strike alongside. ()
£20.00
 
 
2329
1950 Hand addressed airmail cover sent registered Victoria (etiquette applied direct to cover) to London at 68c rate bearing KGVI 18c & 50c definitives tied by good strike of Victoria code C single ring cds dated 27 October 1950 having a further strike alongside. ()
£25.00
 
 
2330
1951 Typed address airmail cover (central vertical fold not affecting stamps) to England at 48c rate bearing KGVI 18c & 30c definitives tied by good strike of Victoria code A single ring cds dated 18 September 1951 having a further strike alongside. ()
£25.00
 
 
SIERRA LEONE
Lots 2331-2333
 
2331
1910 Colour postcard (light soiling both sides) showing an area in Freetown sent to Switzerland (not a common destination) bearing KEVII 1d red tied by Moyamba code C single ring cds dated 18 June 1910 with a further better strike alongside. Large black two line Via Plymouth or Liverpool cachet applied. ()
£25.00
 
 
2332
1936 Typed address cover to Lady Provost¬ Glenburnie Park¬ Aberdeen¬ Scotland hand endorsed "Per Intermediate Mail leaving Freetown 7th November 1936" bearing KGV 2d brown SG158 tied by Magburaka Sierra Leone single ring cds dated 6 November 1936. ()
£40.00
 
 
2333
1937 D.O.A.L. Hamburg (crest on backflap) cover hand addressed to England two air mail labels applied (staining from glue used to affix them) both with black framed Insufficiently Prepaid For Air Mail Transmission 2 line scarce cachet applied on top. Sent at 6d rate with 1d violet SG156 x 4 and 2d brown SG158 all tied by Freetown cds dated 5 April 1937. ()
£65.00
 
 
SUDAN
 
 
2334
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. ()
£8.00
 
 
SWAZILAND
 
 
2335
1949 Plain typed address stampless cover to The Government Secretary¬ Swaziland Administration Mbabane endorsed OHMS having fine strike of scarcer Forbes Reef double ring cds dated 31 October 1949. ()
£30.00
 
 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Lots 2336-2337
 
2336
1980 Hand addressed 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. ()
£4.00
 
 
2337
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
ZIMBABWE
 
 
2338
1992 Hand addressed air mail cover to England having two line Insufficiently Prepaid For Transmission By Airmail cachet over airmail sign¬. Cover bears 2c x 4 and 9c x 2 tied by Masvingo cds's dated 11 September 1992. Circular "T 101/E3" tax mark applied with 40 added in red ink. -2 Oct 1992 42p To Pay red straight line cachet also applied however no postage dues or other markings indicating paymeny of fine. ()
£15.00