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De Montfort Stamp Co
PO Box 6
Thurnby Leicester
LE7 9ZU
England

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0116 241 9796
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GREAT BRITAIN POST OFFICE TRAINING SCHOOL
 
STAMPS AND COVERS
Lots 57-74
 
57
1958 circa 3d violet Tudor Rose design postal stationery envelope H&BES80 having black bar and black Specimen overprint with Wilding ½d orange-red to 1s 6d grey-blue watermark Multiple Crowns definitive set of 17 SG570/86 applied each having two 3mm black bars overprint (6mm apart) from stock used in Post Office Training School with six values tied by large Post Office undated single ring circular handstamp. ()
£25.00
 
 
58
1958-65 ½d orange-red to 1/- bistre-brown plus 1s 6d grey-blue watermark Multiple Crowns 16 different unmounted mint values most marginal examples SG570/84 & 586 all having black two line School Specimen overprint ()
£25.00
 
 
59
1958-65 1½d green 2½d carmine-red 5d brown 6d reddish-purple 7d bright green plus 1s 3d green watermark Multiple Crowns all unmounted mint SG572 574 578/580 & 585 all having black two line School Specimen overprint. ()
£7.50
 
 
60
1970s circs Two different Vernons Liverpool Post Early envelopes both having framed straight line Specimen cachet on front. First cover has Machin 2p & 20p having double and single vertical overprints respectively other has 2 PPI. ()
£5.00
 
 
61
1971 Decimal Currency Post Office Training School stamps 2p green 2½p pink 3p blue 3½p grey-green and 4p bistre-brown each value in block of 4 all unmounted mint. ()
£5.00
 
 
62
1980 circa The Post Office REM (registered mail) envelope hand addressed to Accounts Branch Training Centre having Counter Training Office blue on white registered label applied to front along with two fine strikes of Specimen Date Stamp undated double ring circular cancels. Course/trainee details Trainee 1 HG20/19/TW N printed on reverse. ()
£5.00
 
 
63
1980 circa The Post Office REM (registered mail) envelope (light creasing) hand addressed to Woodford SSO having PHG Training Centre blue on white registered label applied to front along with two fine strikes of Specimen Date Stamp undated double ring circular cancels. Course/trainee details Trainee 3 HG20/18/TW N printed on reverse. ()
£5.00
 
 
64
1980 Plain manila envelope having blue on white Counter Training Office registered label applied used for Inland COD (Cash on delivery) service having red on white label applied to front duly completed for a sum of £21.00 (training course index 24/6/F13 applied). Rated at 87p bearing Machin 2p 5p 10p 20p & 50p all two vertical bars overprint tied by Counter Training Office code 8 double ring cds's dated 26 February 1980 - same cds on reverse. ()
£7.50
 
 
65
1980s circa Blue on yellow unused Telemessage window envelope having PHG Training Centre undated single ring cds applied over 1 PPI imprint. ()
£4.00
 
 
66
1987 Plain manila envelope used registered hand addressed to West Sussex with blue on white Counter Training Office registered label applied at £1.38 rate bearing Machin 4p single vertical bar overprint 34p single horizontal bar overprint and £1 two vertical bars overprint all tied by Youth Traing code 5 single ring cds dated 11 August 1987 with same cds on reverse. Training course 19/2/- applied bottom right corner. ()
£7.00
 
 
67
1989 Plain manila envelope typed address to Malta having Counter Training Office registered label applied. Used for Insured Service having black on red Insured (Valeur Declaree) label affixed along with air mail label and typed "Insured for Eighty Pounds £80" ¬ Specimen 3 and 72/3/- course marks on front. Rated £1.79 bearing Machins 4p two vertical bars plus 75p and Castle £1 each one black vertical bar tied by two strikes of Counter Training Office code 8 double ring cds dated 20 November 1989. ()
£7.00
 
 
68
1990 Plain manila envelope hand addressed to Manager Brownlow Arms Hotel The Calls Leeds LS2 7EL using Royal Mail Special Delivery service with purple & white label duly completed attached to front having Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds dated 25 October 1990. Rated at £2.05 having Machin 22p one horizontal bar and 35p one vertical bar plus castle £1.50 one vertical bar all tied by three strikes of same cds. Manuscript boxed 1st Practical 22/2/- applied bottom right corner. ()
£5.00
 
 
69
1990 Plain manila envelope (opened out 3 sides for display) hand addressed to R&M Electrical Unit 22 County Yard Claro Road Harrogate HG1 4AG using Royal Mail Special Delivery service with purple & white label on front and purple & white form on reverse duly completed having Counter Training Office code 2 double ring cds dated 10 October 1990. Rated at £2.07 having Machin 2p & 5p two black vertical bars and Castle £2 one vertical black bar all tied by two strikes of same cds. Manuscript 22/6/- applied bottom right corner. ()
£5.00
 
 
70
1990 circa Plain white envelope red Post Office embossed crest on backflap hand addressed one word "Luton" for Royal Mail Special Delivery service with purple & white form on front duly completed having PHG Training Centre code A undated single ring hand stamp applied. Red framed three line School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid top right corner. ()
£5.00
 
 
71
1990 Plain buff envelope hand addressed to Essex using Royal Mail Special Delivery service with purple & white form on front duly completed having South West District Letters Division SW1 double ring cds having only 1990 year slugs included. Machin 20p¬ 75p & £1 all having single vertical bar overprint tied by two strikes of same cds. ()
£5.00
 
 
72
1990 Plain manila envelope typed address to Australia used for Royal Mail Swiftair Express service having red and white label affixed sent at £2.12 rate bearing Machins 2p & 10p two vertical bars plus Castle £2 one vertical bar tied by single strike of Counter Training Office code 4 double ring cds dated 14 June 1990. Course code 72/14/- printed bottom left corner. ()
£6.00
 
 
73
1993-2017 2nd NVI bright blue one centre band bottom left corner Walsall imprint cylinder W5 block of 6 (2 x 3) unmounted mint SG1670 each having single vertical black line applied in Post Office Training Schools. ()
£6.50
 
 
74
2001 De La Rue sheet of 25 black on white self adhesive "Training Stamps" given to Post Office staff to allow them to practice the removal of self adhesive stamps prior to the release of the 2001 self adhesive Christmas stamps. Lot has original Post Office letter sent with stamps to Post Offices explaining the labels use. ()
£20.00
 
 
POSTAL STATIONERY
Lots 75-96
 
75
1956 H&B RP77 6d puce size K2 registered envelope heading Overseas Registered Letter fine unused (usual gum wrinkling) having two line black bar School Specimen overprint applied over imprinted stamp. For use in Post Office Training Schools. ()
£10.00
 
 
76
1956 H&B RP77 6d puce size K2 registered envelope heading Overseas Registered Letter fine unused (usual gum wrinkling) having two line black bar School Specimen overprint applied over imprinted stamp. For use in Post Office Training Schools. ()
£10.00
 
 
77
1956 H&B RP77 6d puce size K2 fine unused registered letter having two line black overprint School Specimen applied for use in Post Office Training Schools. ()
£5.00
 
 
78
1968 H&B RP92 3s 4d grey + 1/- blue fine unused size H registered envelope with Machin 3p ultramarine SGX855 and 20p olive-green SG830 applied (but not cancelled) both two vertical black bar overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools.. ()
£5.00
 
 
79
1970 H&B EP95 4d scarlet size P fine unused envelope with two line School Specimen black overprint on imprinted stamp having Machin 2½p magenta SGX851 applied but not cancelled having black 2 vertical bars overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools.. ()
£5.00
 
 
80
1975 H&B EP115 7p purple-brown (colour very faded) size O fine unused envelope uprated with Machin 1½d black SGX848 having Post Office Training School 2 vertical blacks overprint at right of stamp both tied by framed School Specimen handstamp. ()
£5.00
 
 
81
1979 H&B EP128 8p crimson size P fine unused envelope having undated Central Delivery Office single ring cancel applied over imprinted stamp. Black framed straight line Edinburgh Postal Training School cachet applied on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
82
1979 H&B RP111 69p size G registered envelope vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied uprated with Machin ½p 1p 2p 6p & 10p all with black vertical 2 bar overprint tied by Counter Training Office double ring cds's dated 25 March 1980. Printed address to France with additional Specimen 1 72/1/- in same type at left. ()
£7.50
 
 
83
1979 H&B RP111 69p size G registered envelope vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied uprated with Machin 2p 6p & 10p with black vertical 2 bar overprint tied by Counter Training Office double ring cds's dated 15 February 1980. Printed address to Chelmsford with additional Specimen B1 19/1B/- in same type at left. ()
£7.50
 
 
84
1979 H&B RP111 69p size G registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied. Used for Insured Service printed German address having black on red Insured (Valeur Declaree) label affixed uprated with Machin ½p 2p 6p 11p & 50p on front plus 2p & 11p x 3 on reverse all tied by Counter Training Office 3 single ring cds dated 23 March 1980. ()
£10.00
 
 
85
1980 H&B LCP46 10p orange fine unused letter card uprated with Machin ½p turquoise-blue and 1p crimson SGX841 & X844 card and stamps having two vertical two black overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools. ()
£5.00
 
 
86
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size G registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied with two smudged strikes of Northampton Parcel Office single ring cds's dated 2 September (no year slug) applied. Printed address to Chelmsford with additional 19/3/- in same type at left. ()
£6.00
 
 
87
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size G registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with PHG Training Office registered label applied. Printed one word "Luton" address having unclear undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Practical 2¬ Trainee 5 HG19/10/TW N". ()
£5.00
 
 
88
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied. Printed one word "Bury" address having Registered 3 Training Office undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Practical 1¬ Trainee 6 HG19/3/TW N". ()
£6.00
 
 
89
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with PHG Training Centre registered label applied. Printed one word "Crewe" address having Registered Specimen undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Practical 2¬ Trainee 4 HG19/7/TW N". ()
£6.00
 
 
90
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Glasgow registered label applied. Hand addressed Foster & Ward 24/26 Cave St having Registered Specimen undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Trainee 3 HG20/9/TW N". ()
£6.00
 
 
91
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Romford registered label applied. Hand addressed Kingston Double Glazing 2-4 Rainham St having Registered Specimen undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Trainee 1 HG20/6/TW N". ()
£6.00
 
 
92
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with PHG Training Centre registered label applied. Hand addressed one word "China" having Registered Specimen undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Practical 2¬ Trainee 8 HG19/17/TW N" plus black on green uncompleted customs label. ()
£6.00
 
 
93
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint uprated with Machin 5p having single horizontal bar overprint with PHG Training Centre registered label applied. Hand addressed one word "France" having Registered Specimen undated registered oval cancel with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. On reverse are course/trainee printed details "Practical 2¬ Trainee 8 HG19/16/TW N" plus black on green uncompleted customs label. ()
£6.00
 
 
94
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size H registered envelope vertical 2 black bars overprint with PHG Training Centre registered label applied with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on imprinted stamp. Used for Inland COD (Cash on delivery) service with red on white label applied to front duly completed for a sum of £32.40. ()
£15.00
 
 
95
1986 H&B RP118 1st NVI size G registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with Counter Training Office registered label applied. Printed Chelmsford address having 19/3/- course details printed along side. Three strikes of Youth 6 Training single ring cds dated 27 June 1990 also applied. ()
£7.00
 
 
96
1986 H&B RP118 1st NVI size G registered envelope having vertical 2 black bars overprint with PHG Training Centre registered label applied with red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on imprinted stamp. Purple Royal Mail Special Delivery label applied duly completed having PHG Training Centre code A single ring undated circular handstamp applied both sides. ()
£10.00
 
 
EPHMEMERA
Lots 97-102
 
97
1935 The Post Office Green Paper Number 16 - Staff Training in London 24 pages soft bound book in fine condition published by The GPO with many illustrations providing details of The London Counter School¬ The London Telephone Schools and the Engineer-in-Chiefs Training School. Interesting contenrs and not often seen. ()
£20.00
 
 
98
1940s-50s cica Small range of registration labels comprising scarce black on white British Commonwealth And Foreign Parcel Post Label for Postal Training Centre Scotland number 1498 (this has small closed tear and light creasing at right) then blue on white Counter Training Centre No 9171¬ Postal Training Centre (Scotland) No 1074 and vertical strip of 7 of PHG Training Centre numbers 038154 to 038160. Unusual items rarely seen. ()
£20.00
 
 
99
1962 Three forms completed on Midland Region Postal Training Course (MRPTC) for Postman's Higher Grade Course first two are Lesson 4 Items to be surcharged Lesson 14 Packets marked "Parcel Post" addressed¬ posted in a letter box these two having 16 various Postage Due (values to 1/-) all having Training School horizontal black bar overprints affixed by faint Midland Region PTS double ring cds's. Third is Overweight Inland Parcels and Insfficiently Prepaid Inland Parcels and registered Letters form duly completed having Midland Region PTS double ring cds dated 25 March 1962. ()
£20.00
 
 
100
1980s circa Range of 11 "Dummy cards or envelopes" in various sizes used on the Postman Higher Grade (HG23) course. Items have various markings including meter marks PPI marks and slogan cancels with some having hand drawn dummy stamps. Unusal items rarely seen. ()
£20.00
 
 
101
1980s circa Range of 12 "Dummy cards or envelopes" in various sizes used on the Postman Higher Grade (HG24) course. Items have various markings including meter marks PPI marks and slogan cancels with some having hand drawn dummy stamps. Unusal items rarely seen. ()
£20.00
 
 
102
1984 Form P430 Letter Bill (imprint SD/P1.3/443 BP(W)Ltd 6/84) for sending registered items all having pre-printed address for following Training Centres Alloa Bolton Bury Crewe Exeter Hull Luton Norwich Rhyl Swansea Wigan York and LDN (London) Foreign Section. ()
£10.00
 
 
LICENCE AND SAVINGS STAMPS
Lots 103-123
 
103
Telephone Stamps - 1996 City Skyline £2 blue-grey & blue bottom marginal telephone savings stamp unmounted mint having 2 horizontal black bars overprint for use at Post Office Training School Barefoot 11. ()
£3.00
 
 
104
Telephone Stamps - 1996 City Skyline £2 blue-grey & blue telephone savings stamps x 2 vertical pairs Barefoot 11 having 2 horizontal black bars overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools tied to BT Telephone savings card (course number 77/6/F7 applied to rear of card) by two strikes of Counter Training Office SID cds dated 23 June 1997. ()
£15.00
 
 
105
Television License Savings Stamps - 1976 25p pale blue & slate-blue mint (mounted on one stamp rest unmounted) bottom marginal block of 4 all having 2 horizontal black bars overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 1. ()
£10.00
 
 
106
Television License Savings Stamps - 1976 circa £1 dark green and yellow-green unmounted mint bottom marginal block of 15 (3 x 5) all having single vertical black bar overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 3. ()
£15.00
 
 
107
Television License Savings Stamps - 1990 circa £1 blue & silver unmounted mint left marginal block of 15 (5 x 3 - 9 stamps have light creasing) all having single horizontal black bar overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 4. ()
£12.00
 
 
108
Television License Savings Stamps - 1990 circa £2 blue & grey unmounted mint top marginal imprint block of 4 all having single horizontal violet bar overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 5. ()
£10.00
 
 
109
Television Licence - 1972 £7 blue-green & brown stamp used for black & white sets having 2 horizontal black bars overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 1 with part cds cancel top left corner. ()
£3.00
 
 
110
Television Licence - 1979 M3 grey & blue mint stamp complete with counterfoil used for black & white sets having vertical black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 7. ()
£5.00
 
 
111
Television Licence - 1981 M4 grey & green unmountedmint stamp complete with counterfoil used for black & white sets having vertical black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 8. ()
£5.00
 
 
112
Television Licence - 1993 M11 pink & grey unmounted mint bottom left corner marginal block of 4 stamps complete with counterfoil used for black & white sets having horizontal black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 15. Barefoot lists colours as blue and orange for M11 stamp which is clearly incorrect¬ Barefoot lists stamp M12 as pink & grey. ()
£25.00
 
 
113
Television Licence - 1994 M12 green & grey unmounted mint right marginal block of 6 (2 x 3) stamps complete with counterfoil used for black & white sets having two green bar vertical overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 16. Barefoot lists colours as pink & grey for M12 stamp which is clearly incorrect¬ Barefoot does not list any of these stamps in this colour scheme. ()
£35.00
 
 
114
Television Licence - 1981 C4 purple & pink unmounted mint stamp complete with counterfoil used for colour sets having vertical black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 23. ()
£5.00
 
 
115
Television Licence - 1993 C11 blue & orange unmounted mint top right corner marginal block of 4 stamps complete with counterfoil used for colour sets having horizontal black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 30. ()
£15.00
 
 
116
Television Licence - 1994 C12 purple & grey unmounted mint left marginal block of 6 stamps complete with counterfoil used for colour sets having two vertical black bar overprints on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 31. One stamp has small closed tear which does not detract. ()
£20.00
 
 
117
Television Licence - 1996 C14 purple unmounted mint bottom marginal vertical strip of 3 stamps complete with counterfoil used for colour sets having horizontal black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 33. ()
£15.00
 
 
118
Television Licence - 1997 C15 red unmounted mint left marginal vertical pair complete with counterfoil (one stamp is missing 50% of counterfoil) used for colour sets horizontal black bar overprint on stamp and counterfoil. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 34. ()
£10.00
 
 
119
Vehicle Licence Savings Stamp - 1980 £5 rose¬ blue & grey unmounted mint stamp having horizontal black bar overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 1. ()
£15.00
 
 
120
Vehicle Licence Savings Stamp - 1985 £5 orange¬ yellow & grey x 2 unmounted mint stamps having horizontal two black bars overprint. For use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 2. Overprints differ on stamps having different size gap between bars. ()
£15.00
 
 
121
Vehicle Licence Savings Stamp - 1994 Vehicle Licence Stamp Card imprint V218 Rev. Feb'94 horizontal pair of £5 orange¬ yellow & grey stamps affixed having vertical black bar overprint applied. ()
£10.00
 
 
122
Vehicle Licence Savings Stamp - 1996 Vehicle Licence Stamp Card imprint V218 Rev. Feb 96 having a vertical pair of £5 orange¬ yellow & grey stamps affixed with vertical black bar overprint applied tied by single strike of Counter Training Office code D SID dated 20 July 1997. Black rubber stamp 66/14/- course cachet also applied on card. ()
£15.00
 
 
123
CB Licence - 1981 CBR1 (£10) brown & pale brown unmounted mint stamp & counterfoil both having black vertical bar overprint for use in Post Office Training Schools Barefoot 1. ()
£10.00