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41 U Orange Free State Postmark collection with 16 Bar Numerals Nos. 1-12, 14, 16-19, 11 Bar Numerals Nos. 1 (3), 21, 24 (2) 27, 29 & 30, 11 Bar Letter Cancels BE, C, G, O, R & Y. Several cancels are in red. (37)
Lot 41 [1 of 3]:Orange Free State Postmark collection with 16 Bar Numerals Nos. 1-12, 14, 16-19, 11 Bar Numerals Nos. 1 (3), 21, 24 (2) 27, 29 & 30, 11 Bar Letter Cancels BE, C, G, O, R & Y. Several cancels are in red. (37)Lot 41 [2 of 3]:Orange Free State Postmark collection with 16 Bar Numerals Nos. 1-12, 14, 16-19, 11 Bar Numerals Nos. 1 (3), 21, 24 (2) 27, 29 & 30, 11 Bar Letter Cancels BE, C, G, O, R & Y. Several cancels are in red. (37)Lot 41 [3 of 3]:Orange Free State Postmark collection with 16 Bar Numerals Nos. 1-12, 14, 16-19, 11 Bar Numerals Nos. 1 (3), 21, 24 (2) 27, 29 & 30, 11 Bar Letter Cancels BE, C, G, O, R & Y. Several cancels are in red. (37)
60.00 105.00 sold

GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

395
 1795-1889 Collection incl 1795 Hereford to Llandovery with account of a fire in a dressmaker's shop, 1804 Mileage mark [196] from York to Doncaster, 1814 Loughborough [109] to Ashby de la Zouche, 1826 Newcastle-U-Te [277] to Carlisle, range of 'Spoons' & 'Sideways' duplex, 1842 cover 'IPSWICH/1D/PAID' in red, few 'FREE' Frank fronts, 1849 Customs document to Adelaide with 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/LONDON', '(crown)/PAID' in red alongside 'ADELAIDE GPO' arrival cds, 1886 Hoster machine cancel on 1d stationery card to Germany. Mixed condition. (31 items)
Lot 395 [1 of 5]:1795-1889 Collection incl 1795 Hereford to Llandovery with account of a fire in a dressmaker's shop, 1804 Mileage mark [196] from York to Doncaster, 1814 Loughborough [109] to Ashby de la Zouche, 1826 Newcastle-U-Te [277] to Carlisle, range of 'Spoons' & 'Sideways' duplex, 1842 cover 'IPSWICH/1D/PAID' in red, few 'FREE' Frank fronts, 1849 Customs document to Adelaide with 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/LONDON', '(crown)/PAID' in red alongside 'ADELAIDE GPO' arrival cds, 1886 Hoster machine cancel on 1d stationery card to Germany. Mixed condition. (31 items)Lot 395 [2 of 5]:1795-1889 Collection incl 1795 Hereford to Llandovery with account of a fire in a dressmaker's shop, 1804 Mileage mark [196] from York to Doncaster, 1814 Loughborough [109] to Ashby de la Zouche, 1826 Newcastle-U-Te [277] to Carlisle, range of 'Spoons' & 'Sideways' duplex, 1842 cover 'IPSWICH/1D/PAID' in red, few 'FREE' Frank fronts, 1849 Customs document to Adelaide with 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/LONDON', '(crown)/PAID' in red alongside 'ADELAIDE GPO' arrival cds, 1886 Hoster machine cancel on 1d stationery card to Germany. Mixed condition. (31 items)Lot 395 [3 of 5]:1795-1889 Collection incl 1795 Hereford to Llandovery with account of a fire in a dressmaker's shop, 1804 Mileage mark [196] from York to Doncaster, 1814 Loughborough [109] to Ashby de la Zouche, 1826 Newcastle-U-Te [277] to Carlisle, range of 'Spoons' & 'Sideways' duplex, 1842 cover 'IPSWICH/1D/PAID' in red, few 'FREE' Frank fronts, 1849 Customs document to Adelaide with 'SHIP LETTER/(crown)/LONDON', '(crown)/PAID' in red alongside 'ADELAIDE GPO' arrival cds, 1886 Hoster machine cancel on 1d stationery card to Germany. Mixed condition. (31 items)
120.00 160.00 sold
396
✉/Δ 1827-1848 Pre-Stamp/Stampless Group with 1827-39 Crown/Free handstamps on fronts x5; also 1840 entire London to Bradford with 'St John St/1d - PAID' handstamp in black, circular 'PAID' handstamp, Keighley transit backstamp & Bradford arrival datestamp and Scotland 1830 Leith to Melrose with 'Add/½' handstamp, plus two other entires. (9)
Lot 396 [1 of 9]:1827-1848 Pre-Stamp/Stampless Group with 1827-39 Crown/Free handstamps on fronts x5; also 1840 entire London to Bradford with 'St John St/1d - PAID' handstamp in black, circular 'PAID' handstamp, Keighley transit backstamp & Bradford arrival datestamp and Scotland 1830 Leith to Melrose with 'Add/½' handstamp, plus two other entires. (9)Lot 396 [2 of 9]:1827-1848 Pre-Stamp/Stampless Group with 1827-39 Crown/Free handstamps on fronts x5; also 1840 entire London to Bradford with 'St John St/1d - PAID' handstamp in black, circular 'PAID' handstamp, Keighley transit backstamp & Bradford arrival datestamp and Scotland 1830 Leith to Melrose with 'Add/½' handstamp, plus two other entires. (9)Lot 396 [3 of 9]:1827-1848 Pre-Stamp/Stampless Group with 1827-39 Crown/Free handstamps on fronts x5; also 1840 entire London to Bradford with 'St John St/1d - PAID' handstamp in black, circular 'PAID' handstamp, Keighley transit backstamp & Bradford arrival datestamp and Scotland 1830 Leith to Melrose with 'Add/½' handstamp, plus two other entires. (9)
30.00 32.00 sold

AUSTRALIA - DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA

954  GB 1841 Australian Packet Ships: 3 page printed newsheet offering free passage to Australia, contains a wealth of information including sailing dates of 21 ships for the calendar year 1841, a map of Australia and the distance between the principal towns of NSW. Posted from Lombard St, London to Edinburgh, 1d red Stars cancelled with black Maltese Cross, fine Maltese Cross 'LS/15FE15/1841' backstamp. Small faults as expected. Attractive and rare. [Produced when colonies were targeting inwards investment and skilled labour.]
Lot 954:GB 1841 Australian Packet Ships: 3 page printed newsheet offering free passage to Australia, contains a wealth of information including sailing dates of 21 ships for the calendar year 1841, a map of Australia and the distance between the principal towns of NSW. Posted from Lombard St, London to Edinburgh, 1d red Stars cancelled with black Maltese Cross, fine Maltese Cross 'LS/15FE15/1841' backstamp. Small faults as expected. Attractive and rare. [Produced when colonies were targeting inwards investment and skilled labour.]
600.00 480.00 R

SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History

1052  1846 (Dec 28) printed 'On the Service of The Customs/Collector' entire letter used London to Adelaide, fine crowned Paid datestamp in red (15JU15/1846) and arrival datestamp in black showing only the day and month slugs '28DE6' (appears to be poorly printed FREE handstamp). Few examples known. Central fold beginning to separate.
Lot 1052:1846 (Dec 28) printed 'On the Service of The Customs/Collector' entire letter used London to Adelaide, fine crowned Paid datestamp in red (15JU15/1846) and arrival datestamp in black showing only the day and month slugs '28DE6' (appears to be poorly printed FREE handstamp). Few examples known. Central fold beginning to separate.
200.00 160.00 R

VICTORIA - Postal Stationery - Franks

1100 PS Chief Secretary: Steig & Watson #1020 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right. The only recorded date.
Lot 1100 [1 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Steig & Watson #1020 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right. The only recorded date. Lot 1100 [2 of 2]:Chief Secretary: Steig & Watson #1020 handstamp in black 1895 (Sep 20) use on printed OHMS Envelope, inscribed 'THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES' at lower-left, addressed to Albert Park with South Melbourne '148' arrival duplex on reverse, repaired tear through the frank at upper-right. The only recorded date.
150.00 120.00 R

VICTORIA - Postal History

1104  1852 (Aug 30) consignee's letter from Melbourne to London, endorsed "P Eagle". This letter was privately carried and delivered in London by the Captain. [Correspondents with a financial interest in the cargo of a ship where allowed to send up to 6oz of letters free of charge.]
Lot 1104:1852 (Aug 30) consignee's letter from Melbourne to London, endorsed "P Eagle". This letter was privately carried and delivered in London by the Captain. [Correspondents with a financial interest in the cargo of a ship where allowed to send up to 6oz of letters free of charge.]
80.00 64.00 R
1113  1856 (Sep) envelope from GB with 6d Embossed cut square (Cat £1,900 on cover) to 'Shipping Master's Office, Board of Trade, Melbourne', '1d' red charge mark, mss "rec : by Simla = 7 Jan 1857/No.10" and on reverse fair strike of straight line 'Cambden Town Py Pd' in blue, London transit cds and in red 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JA 7/1857/GPO VICTORIA', flap fault. [Shipping Master was an official in Ports & Harbours Branch of Dept of Trade & Customs.]
Lot 1113:1856 (Sep) envelope from GB with 6d Embossed cut square (Cat £1,900 on cover) to 'Shipping Master's Office, Board of Trade, Melbourne', '1d' red charge mark, mss "rec : by Simla = 7 Jan 1857/No.10" and on reverse fair strike of straight line 'Cambden Town Py Pd' in blue, London transit cds and in red 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/JA 7/1857/GPO VICTORIA', flap fault. [Shipping Master was an official in Ports & Harbours Branch of Dept of Trade & Customs.]
150.00 115.00 sold

FRENCH COLONIES TUNISIA - Postal History

1409  1943 (Aug 28) Franchise Militaire airmail cover USA with 17fr franking paying airmail rate to USA (postage free for military), censored on arrival in London where Type I 'OAT' cachet applied. Cover addressed to F Claudien a senior pilot for the French Naval Fleet Mission to the USA, apparently from his wife.
Lot 1179:1943 (Aug 28) Franchise Militaire airmail cover USA with 17fr franking paying airmail rate to USA (postage free for military), censored on arrival in London where Type I 'OAT' cachet applied. Cover addressed to F Claudien a senior pilot for the French Naval Fleet Mission to the USA, apparently from his wife.
70.00 This lot is no longer available

GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS - Postal History

1428  1917 (Nov 21) OHBMS cover to WD & HO Wills, Sydney, from 'Collector of Customs, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony', also oval 'OFFICIAL/POSTAGE/FREE' handstamp & 'GILBERT & ELLICE [ISLANDS]/GPO/OCEAN ISLD/NO 21/17/COLONY', cds. Indistinct blue 'Protectorate' seal on reverse. Minor blemishes.
Lot 1428:1917 (Nov 21) OHBMS cover to WD & HO Wills, Sydney, from 'Collector of Customs, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Colony', also oval 'OFFICIAL/POSTAGE/FREE' handstamp & 'GILBERT & ELLICE [ISLANDS]
80.00 64.00 R
   
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