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GIBRALTAR - Postal History

3122275
 1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable, generally fine. (6)
Lot 1580 [1 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable, generally fine. (6)Lot 1580 [2 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable, generally fine. (6)Lot 1580 [3 of 7]:1859-85 Cover Selection comprising [1] 1859 (Feb 2) stampless entire to Portugal with '45' handstamp, Gibraltar Type 3 datestamp in blue, transit backstamps for San Roque, Cadiz & Lisbon and Porto double-ring arrival datestamp; [2] GB 6d lilac SG #Z11 x2 tied to separate 1858 outers to Glasgow or London by Type Z2 'G'-in bars cancels, each cover with Gibraltar datestamps in blue & appropriate arrival datestamps; [3] 1873 (Apr 30) 2d blue Pl 13 SG #Z13 strip of 3 tied by indistinct 'A26' cancels to large-part outer to London; [4] 1859 (Nov 12) 2d blue Pl 8 on outer to Italy endorsed "col Vapore Crimean" with very fine 'VIA/DI MARE/(E) handstamp in red; [5] (Dec 29) cover to "HMS Diamond, Sydney" with GB 1d lilac tied by 'A26' duplex cancel, SG #Z77, underpaid with manuscript "10 cts" marking, subsequently identified as concession mail to a HM Ship with manuscript marking scored through & tax handstamp obliterated (with worn 'A26' canceller), re-directed on arrival to St Vincent's Hospital; interesting group, condition variable, generally fine. (6)
240.00

BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - ARGENTINA

3122205  1871 (Nov 13) Caride & Massini commercial entire letter to Cognac, France, rated in manuscript, routed via GB with British 'GB/1f60c' (per 30gr) accountancy handstamp in black, Buenos Ayres (British Postal Agency) double-arc departure datestamp, London, Angl/Amb Calais (month slug error) & Paris transits and Cognac arrival datestamp, minor aging, fine overall.
Lot 1696:1871 (Nov 13) Caride & Massini commercial entire letter to Cognac, France, rated in manuscript, routed via GB with British 'GB/1f60c' (per 30gr) accountancy handstamp in black, Buenos Ayres (British Postal Agency) double-arc departure datestamp, London, Angl/Amb Calais (month slug error) & Paris transits and Cognac arrival datestamp, minor aging, fine overall.
95.00

BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - CHILE

3122350  1864-67 pre-stamp mail "via Panama" to France comprising [1] 1864 large-part outer with British Valparaiso double-arc departure backstamp, 'GB/2f87.5c' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London & Calais transits & Amiens arrival backstamp; [2] 1867 entire with 'GB/1f90' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London, Calais & Bordeaux transits & Cognac arrival backstamp. (2)
Lot 1698 [1 of 2]:1864-67 pre-stamp mail "via Panama" to France comprising [1] 1864 large-part outer with British Valparaiso double-arc departure backstamp, 'GB/2f87.5c' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London & Calais transits & Amiens arrival backstamp; [2] 1867 entire with 'GB/1f90' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London, Calais & Bordeaux transits & Cognac arrival backstamp. (2)Lot 1698 [2 of 2]:1864-67 pre-stamp mail "via Panama" to France comprising [1] 1864 large-part outer with British Valparaiso double-arc departure backstamp, 'GB/2f87.5c' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London & Calais transits & Amiens arrival backstamp; [2] 1867 entire with 'GB/1f90' accountancy handstamp, '19' tax handstamp, London, Calais & Bordeaux transits & Cognac arrival backstamp. (2)
70.00

BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - COLOMBIA

3122252  1855 (Feb 6) French entire addressed to Marseilles endorsed "via Southampton" entering British packet service at Panama with largely fine strike of British 'PANAMA/FE22/1855' double arc datestamp, COLONIES/&C ART 13' accountancy handstamp in red applied in London, Paris transit & Bordeaux '23MARS/55' arrival datestamp.
Lot 1699:1855 (Feb 6) French entire addressed to Marseilles endorsed "via Southampton" entering British packet service at Panama with largely fine strike of British 'PANAMA/FE22/1855' double arc datestamp, COLONIES/&C ART 13' accountancy handstamp in red applied in London, Paris transit & Bordeaux '23MARS/55' arrival datestamp.
145.00

BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - PUERTO RICO

3122345  1850 (Oct 26) pre-stamp entire headed "Guayama 26th October 1850" to London rated "1/5" with largely fine British 'SAN-JUAN-PORTO-RICO/OC29/1850 double arc backstamp in black, part London '20NOV20' arrival datestamp in red, quite fine.
Lot 1703:1850 (Oct 26) pre-stamp entire headed "Guayama 26th October 1850" to London rated "1/5" with largely fine British 'SAN-JUAN-PORTO-RICO/OC29/1850 double arc backstamp in black, part London '20NOV20' arrival datestamp in red, quite fine.
70.00

GRENADA - British Post Offices

3122351  1851 (Oct 12) entire to Madeira endorsed "pSteamer/via England" with fair strike 'PAID/AT/GRENADA' crowned-circle handstamp (SG #CC2, Cat £2,000), two good to fine strikes of Grenada double-arc datestamp in black on reverse, Portuguese '160' handstamp in black. Rare on-cover example of St George's crowned-circle handstamp.
Lot 1711 [1 of 2]:1851 (Oct 12) entire to Madeira endorsed "pSteamer/via England" with fair strike 'PAID/AT/GRENADA' crowned-circle handstamp (SG #CC2, Cat £2,000), two good to fine strikes of Grenada double-arc datestamp in black on reverse, Portuguese '160' handstamp in black. Rare on-cover example of St George's crowned-circle handstamp. Lot 1711 [2 of 2]:1851 (Oct 12) entire to Madeira endorsed "pSteamer/via England" with fair strike 'PAID/AT/GRENADA' crowned-circle handstamp (SG #CC2, Cat £2,000), two good to fine strikes of Grenada double-arc datestamp in black on reverse, Portuguese '160' handstamp in black. Rare on-cover example of St George's crowned-circle handstamp.
300.00
   
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