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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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+ + 44 116 2419796

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GREAT BRITAIN POST OFFICE TRAINING SCHOOL
 
STAMPS AND COVERS
Lots 55-66
 
55
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. ()
£20.00
 
 
56
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 ()
£20.00
 
 
57
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. ()
£7.00
 
 
58
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
59
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
60
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
61
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
62
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. ()
£5.50
 
 
63
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
64
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
65
1995-96 Range of items not Post Office Training School but similar comprising 1995 Death Bicentenary of Robert Burns 25p value SG1902 in mint block of 15 (3 x 5) having 10 strikes of unframed 5 line Royal Mail Returned Packet Centre 8 Surrey Street Portsmouth PO1 1AZ handstamp 1996 Centenary of Cinema 19p value SG1920 in mint bottom left corner block of 10 (2 x 5) showing printers imprint and colour controls in selvedge top horizontal row has red horizontal bar overprint through stamps and block cancelled with 4 strikes of unframed 5 line Royal Mail Returned Packet Centre 8 Surrey Street Portsmouth PO1 1AZ handstamp plus similar mint (mounted on three stamps rest unmounted block of 10 (2 x 5) from right hand side of sheet all stamps having red bar horizontal overprint 1996 Football 19p value SG1925 mint block of 8 having red bar horizontal overprint with bottom right stamp additional Royal Mail London South single ring cds dated 12 June 1996. Piece of white plain paper having £8.88 applied in black ink with following mint stamps affixed Machin 10p pair 19p 25p horizontal strip of 5 30p block of 23 and 34p Halley's Comet all tied by 10 strikes of unframed 5 line Royal Mail Returned Packet Centre 8 Surrey Street Portsmouth PO1 1AZ handstamp. ()
£20.00
 
 
66
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. ()
£18.00
 
 
POSTAL STATIONERY
Lots 67-78
 
67
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
68
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. ()
£9.00
 
 
69
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. ()
£5.00
 
 
70
1984 H&B RP117 £1.27p size G registered envelope with vertical 2 black bars overprint & PHG Training Office registered label applied. Printed one word "Luton" address with unclear undated registered oval cancel & red framed School Specimen 1st Class Postage Paid cachet applied on top. Course printed details "Practical 2¬ Trainee 5 HG19/10/TW N" on rear. ()
£4.00
 
 
71
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". ()
£5.00
 
 
72
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". ()
£5.00
 
 
73
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". ()
£5.00
 
 
74
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". ()
£5.00
 
 
75
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. ()
£5.00
 
 
76
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. ()
£5.00
 
 
77
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. ()
£12.00
 
 
78
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. ()
£6.00
 
 
BANKNOTES¬ CHEQUES AND MONEY ORDERS
Lots 79-88
 
79
1969 Request for Inland Money Order form P803B for £29 3s 10d with fine strike of Midland Region P.T.C. (Postal Training Centre) code 6 single ring cds 12 September 1969. ()
£4.00
 
 
80
1979 Two National Girobank Inpayment/Transfer undated forms made out for B & B Television in the amount of £5 used on course 31/4/- plus same made out to Pembrokeshire Constituency Labour Party Supporters Club for £7.80 none having any date stamps applied. ()
£6.00
 
 
81
1979 Giro deposit record form G43 overprinted Specimen one side and Specimen For Training on other side with course reference 69/21A & B/- printed at left plus Giro Error Clerk Use form for daily record increased/decreased amounts having Counter Training Office Specimen on front part completed on reverse with Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds dated 10 April 1979 applied. ()
£4.00
 
 
82
1979 National Savings Certificate Book (black on green cover) having a £20 (20 units) 4 year certificate affixed on 1st page with Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds dated 25 April 1979 applied over School Specimen overprint. Complete with black on buff Holders Card in pocket on last page which is in the name of R Jones and has a strike of Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds dated 17 April 1978. ()
£12.00
 
 
83
1979 Two printed Repayment of National Savings Certificate cheques both overprinted Counter Training Office in black and large purple Specimen overprint having training course code 76/4/P printed left side. One is dated 16 April 1979 for £14 the other is dated 12 November 1979 for £30¬ both have Counter Training Office code 4 or 6 double ring cds's dated 25 September 1979 or 21 November 1979 respectively. ()
£6.50
 
 
84
1981 National Savings Bank ordinary account savings 4 page book made out for Counter Training Office having Specimen overprint applied along with Specimen Date Stamp code * single ring cds dated 5 January 1981. ()
£7.50
 
 
85
1987 Two preprinted cheques for Lonsdale's Bank Limited one red & black on white paper other black on pink paper both having Specimen overprint top left. Black on pink cheque made out to Post Office for £84 having Current in date field and course number HG21/I8/IW N. Red and black on white cheque dated 30.6.1987 made out to Post Office Counters for £100 with course numbers 68/8/F4 - 8/16/-. ()
£8.00
 
 
86
1990s National Girobank preprinted Transfer/Deposit form for £34.26 made out to Fox Cars Middleham date marked as Current with course number HG21/I9/IW N at left. ()
£4.00
 
 
87
1997 Girobank Daily record of deposits form G6301 (1) completed for three cash transactions having Counter Training Office code D SID handstamp dated 20 June 1997. ()
£4.00
 
 
88
1997 National Savings Counter Training Office payment orders in sum of £98.26 both overprinted Specimen and Cancelled one having Counter Training Office code E SID cds dated 19 June 1997 on reverse. Both have Training course 60/5/- number printed at left. ()
£7.50
 
 
COUNTER TRAINING COURSES AND FORMS
Lots 89-105
 
89
1979 Post Office International Telegram form T615(a) completed on Training Office course 41/9/- (applied top left corner) with 15 word message Wellington to Leeds charged at £2.05 having Machin 1p 2p x 2 & £2 (repaired spike hole) all 2 vertical bars applied on reverse tied by Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds's 13 March 1979¬ same on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
90
1979 Post Office International Telegram form T615(a) completed on Training Office course 41/7/- (this applied top left corner) having 22 word message Ethiopia to London charged at £4.85 with stamps removed from reverse. Counter Training Office code 6 double ring cds's of 26 November 1979 on front. ()
£6.00
 
 
91
1979 Post Office International Telegram form T615(a) completed on Training Office course 41/13/- (this applied top left corner) having 23 word message Helsinki to Bournmouth charged at £4.39 having Machin 9p 10p 20p £2 x 2 both repaired spike hole (all 2 vertical bars) applied on reverse tied by Counter Training Office code 3 double ring cds's dated 10 December 1979 with same cds on front. ()
£7.50
 
 
92
1979 British Visitor's Passport having issuing date of 20 November 1979 and issued at Counter Training School in ink on front. Inside details of a Mr Anthony Jospeh Brown plus his 4 year old daughter Rachel June Brown along with a black & white passport size photograph of Mr Brown tied by a four line purple Counter Training Office Specimen cachet. Course code 42/19/- printed bottom left corner. ()
£12.00
 
 
93
1990 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/90) Module 1 Introduction Royal Mail Services not completed. ()
£5.00
 
 
94
1990 Application to Purchase Premium Bonds unused form DNS 300 (90/01) having School Specimen hand stamp in Date Stamp and Initials sections in both sections. Light brown (mounting marks?) on part of front of form. ()
£4.00
 
 
95
1990s National Savings unused items comprising form for opening of investment account plus red on buff envelope code Env 2046 for Redeemed Stamps and two National Savings 1st NVI envelopes code DNS 82 all having two line School Specimen overprint. ()
£7.50
 
 
96
1991 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/91) Module: 6 & 10 Circulation & Bulk Handling - Bag Labels not completed. ()
£7.50
 
 
97
1992 Royal Mail (Operations Training) A4 size booklet Module C4 Undeliverable Correspondence in fine condition not completed. ()
£5.00
 
 
98
1992 Royal Mail (Operations Training) A4 size course work booklet Module 9 Delivery of Mail - Completion of P739 "While You Were Out" in fine condition not completed. ()
£5.00
 
 
99
1992 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/92) Module: 9 Delivery of Mail - Undeliverable Correspondence not completed. ()
£7.50
 
 
100
1992 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/92) issued by The Mails Training Unit Module: 1 Introduction Royal Mail Services not completed. ()
£5.00
 
 
101
1992 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/92) issued by The Mails Training Unit Module: 2 Collection of Mail - BO/SO Collection List not completed. ()
£7.50
 
 
102
1992 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/92) issued by The Mails Training Unit Module: 8 Walk Preparation - Redirection of Mail not completed. ()
£7.50
 
 
103
1992 First Class The Royal Mail Training Programme For Postmen & Postwomen A4 booklet (imprint date 1/92) issued by The Mails Training Unit Module: 9 Delivery of Mail - Completion of P739 "While You Were Out" not completed. ()
£7.50
 
 
104
1992 Application for Repayment of Income Bonds unused form DNS 201 (92/01) having School Specimen hand stamp on front. Light brown marks on front of form. ()
£4.00
 
 
105
1997 National Savings deposit slips one black on blue (DNS 2CP) other two black on green (DNS 3CP) for deposits of £10 £30 or £40 each having Counter Training Office code E SID cds dated 18 or 19 June 1997. ()
£7.50
 
 
POSTAL ORDERS
Lots 106-107
 
106
1970-71 Range of 19 postal orders values 22½p to £1 all in fine condition including some unused with counterfoils and others "used" on training courses all having Scool Specimen overprints applied. Some with Counter Training Office or Specimen cds cancels. ()
£75.00
 
 
107
1973-90 Range of 15 postal orders values 50p to £5 (2 different) all in fine condition including some unused with counterfoils and others "used" on training courses all having Scool Specimen overprints applied. Some with Counter Training Office or Specimen cds cancels. ()
£75.00
 
 
EPHMEMERA
Lots 108-113
 
108
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. ()
£15.00
 
 
109
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. ()
£18.00
 
 
110
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. ()
£9.00
 
 
111
1985-89 Three Pages from employee manual comprising PI M2 J0011 Counter Procedure for Issuing a Motor Vehicle Licence issue 5 Feb/85 PI M2 E0012 Premium Savings Bonds Application for Amounts of £5 and £10 issue 3 Feb/85 and PNE16 Receipt Book for Recorded Delivery Letters 11/1989. ()
£4.00
 
 
112
1990s Five unused envelopes all overprinted School Specimen comprising Inwards mails Group Girobank plc first class¬ TV Licensing Counterfoils 1st NVI¬ two blue envelope (codes DNS 50 (SB 50) and SBG 50) OHMS National Savings Bank Not to Be Date-Stamped Bank Books For Examination and manilla OHMS National Savings Bank Not to Be Date-Stamped New Accounts envelope having sealing labels on reverse last one manuscript 37/549/8 with Hardington Mandeville Yeovil Som single ring cds dated 8 October 1992 alongside. ()
£12.00
 
 
113
1992 Vehicle Licence Application form V10 unused having black School Specimen overprint. ()
£4.00
 
 
LICENCE AND SAVINGS STAMPS
Lots 114-122
 
114
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. ()
£2.50
 
 
115
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. ()
£8.00
 
 
116
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. ()
£8.00
 
 
117
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. ()
£4.00
 
 
118
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. ()
£12.00
 
 
119
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. ()
£9.00
 
 
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. ()
£12.00
 
 
121
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. ()
£12.00
 
 
122
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. ()
£9.00