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GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

1550  1839 (May 25) entire from London to Dundee with light strike of 'To Pay/ONE PENNY' handstamp in black, boxed 'DUNDEE/MY31E/1839' backstamp, some small edge faults.
Lot 1550:1839 (May 25) entire from London to Dundee with light strike of 'To Pay/ONE PENNY' handstamp in black, boxed 'DUNDEE/MY31E/1839' backstamp, some small edge faults.
125.00 100.00 R
1551
 1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)
Lot 1551 [1 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)Lot 1551 [2 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)Lot 1551 [3 of 12]:1840-1950 fantastic cover range comprising 1d black on entire to Manchester, 1841 1d red-brown entires x5 (one with four singles), 2d blue 'White Lines Added' three singles on 1843 cover Glasgow to Portugal, 1851 entire to Hamburg franked with 2d pairs x2 (lifted and replaced) tied by barred '947' of Hartepool; perforated 1d reds on 1856 cover with strip of 3, 1858 registered London to Macclesfield with pair (+ 6d lilac, SG #69) and on 1860 cover with single & 'MORE TO/S/PAY' handstamp; also 1871 3d rose plate 6 + 6d mauve plate 9 on London to Aden cover with red 'ADEN STEAMER POINT' arrival datestamp in red, 1872 3d rose plate 7 on cover from Belfast to New York, 1873 4d vermilion plate 13 tied by 'A25' (Malta) to Palermo, 1877 ½d Bantam uprating ½d wrapper to Stockholm, 1899 cover to St. Petersburg franked with ½d orange, tax markings and label applied, 1918 registered cover to Sweden franked with 2d, 2½d & 2/6d Seahorse with censor tape at right (rare on cover), 1934 (Feb) cover London to Brazil with 2d, 10d plus 2/6d Seahorse, cachet in red, 1936 to Argentine franked with 6d plus 2/6d & 5/- Seahorses, 1936 to Uruguay with 1/- x2 plus 10/- Seahorse, flight cachet below, 2/6d Seahorse and 1/- and 6d on 1936 official sealed cover to Australia, 1939-48 KGVI high values 2/6d green plus 3d on registered cover to NZ with black/pink Swiss Legation label at left, KGVI 2/6d brown and 1/- x2 on 1941 airmail cover to Brisbane, KGVI 10/- ultramarine and 5/- reds Arms plus 3d, 6d x2 and 1/- on airmail packet envelope to New York, 1945 Registered express envelope sent from Hankow to New Zealand franked with GB KGVI 1d red pair tied by framed 'EXPRESS/DOUBLE REGISTERED' handstamp in violet, endorsed "British Fleet Mail" at top, reverse with China $500 on 3c x3, $100 on 1c x2 and $50 on 5c tied by Shanghai datestamps, Sydney transit datestamp applied en route and 1954 'Prestwick' crash cover to Canada. (27 items)
3,000.00 2,300.00 sold
1552  1861 (Oct 2) entire letter to Moulins, France franked with 1858 2d blue Plate 9 strip of 6, tied by six strikes of BN '75' of Birmingham, transit and arrival datestamps on reverse. Rare multiple franking paying triple rate (under ¾ ounce). This lot is no longer available
1553  1974 (Nov 19) commercial airmail cover at the 10p rate to WA with fine strike of the 2-line 'DELAYED EN ROUTE/AIRCRAFT HIJACKED' in black on reverse. Roughly opened and stained. [On 21/11/1974, a British Airways plane en route to Singapore was hijacked at Dubai. 23 passengers, including Australian aboriginal activist Kath Walker, were taken as hostages to Libya. The release of Palestinian prisoners was agreed to after a German national was executed.]
Lot 1553 [1 of 2]:1974 (Nov 19) commercial airmail cover at the 10p rate to WA with fine strike of the 2-line 'DELAYED EN ROUTE/AIRCRAFT HIJACKED' in black on reverse. Roughly opened and stained. [On 21/11/1974, a British Airways plane en route to Singapore was hijacked at Dubai. 23 passengers, including Australian aboriginal activist Kath Walker, were taken as hostages to Libya. The release of Palestinian prisoners was agreed to after a German national was executed.] Lot 1553 [2 of 2]:1974 (Nov 19) commercial airmail cover at the 10p rate to WA with fine strike of the 2-line 'DELAYED EN ROUTE/AIRCRAFT HIJACKED' in black on reverse. Roughly opened and stained. [On 21/11/1974, a British Airways plane en route to Singapore was hijacked at Dubai. 23 passengers, including Australian aboriginal activist Kath Walker, were taken as hostages to Libya. The release of Palestinian prisoners was agreed to after a German national was executed.]
320.00 256.00 R

GREAT BRITAIN - First Flight Covers

1554  1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
Lot 1554:1911 (Sep 14) First United Kingdom Aerial Post service postcard, penultimate day of event, correctly rated 1d for transmission to Melbourne, scissor-cut below stamps (almost a disaster). Very scarce to Australia.
260.00 208.00 R

GRENADA

1555
**/* 1938-50 KGVI Pictorials 10/- Badge complete set of Gibbons listed perfs/shades/frame settings comprising SG #163 to 163f including rare slate-blue & bright carmine (narrow setting) P12 SG #163c (MUH, Cat £750), all stamps in fine condition with SG #163 MLH (characteristic streaky gum), #163a MUH, #163b MVLH, #163d MUH, #163e MLH & #163f MUH, Rarely offered, Cat £1,560. (7)
Lot 1555 [1 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials 10/- Badge complete set of Gibbons listed perfs/shades/frame settings comprising SG #163 to 163f including rare slate-blue & bright carmine (narrow setting) P12 SG #163c (MUH, Cat £750), all stamps in fine condition with SG #163 MLH (characteristic streaky gum), #163a MUH, #163b MVLH, #163d MUH, #163e MLH & #163f MUH, Rarely offered, Cat £1,560. (7)Lot 1555 [2 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials 10/- Badge complete set of Gibbons listed perfs/shades/frame settings comprising SG #163 to 163f including rare slate-blue & bright carmine (narrow setting) P12 SG #163c (MUH, Cat £750), all stamps in fine condition with SG #163 MLH (characteristic streaky gum), #163a MUH, #163b MVLH, #163d MUH, #163e MLH & #163f MUH, Rarely offered, Cat £1,560. (7)Lot 1555 [3 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials 10/- Badge complete set of Gibbons listed perfs/shades/frame settings comprising SG #163 to 163f including rare slate-blue & bright carmine (narrow setting) P12 SG #163c (MUH, Cat £750), all stamps in fine condition with SG #163 MLH (characteristic streaky gum), #163a MUH, #163b MVLH, #163d MUH, #163e MLH & #163f MUH, Rarely offered, Cat £1,560. (7)
750.00 575.00 sold
1556 * 1913-22 KGV MCA ½d to 10/- (x2) set SG #89-22, with all listed shades & back of stamp colours, plus unlisted shades of 2/-, 10/- SG 101 with Plate #1 tab, fine mint, Cat £250 approx. (26)
Lot 1556 [1 of 3]:1913-22 KGV MCA ½d to 10/- (x2) set SG #89-22, with all listed shades & back of stamp colours, plus unlisted shades of 2/-, 10/- SG 101 with Plate #1 tab, fine mint, Cat £250 approx. (26)Lot 1556 [2 of 3]:1913-22 KGV MCA ½d to 10/- (x2) set SG #89-22, with all listed shades & back of stamp colours, plus unlisted shades of 2/-, 10/- SG 101 with Plate #1 tab, fine mint, Cat £250 approx. (26)Lot 1556 [3 of 3]:1913-22 KGV MCA ½d to 10/- (x2) set SG #89-22, with all listed shades & back of stamp colours, plus unlisted shades of 2/-, 10/- SG 101 with Plate #1 tab, fine mint, Cat £250 approx. (26)
160.00 125.00 sold
1557 * 1921-31 Script CA ½d to 10/- set SG #112-134, with Gibbons listed shades, fine mint with key 10/- MVLH, Cat £140+. (28)
Lot 1557 [1 of 3]:1921-31 Script CA ½d to 10/- set SG #112-134, with Gibbons listed shades, fine mint with key 10/- MVLH, Cat £140+. (28)Lot 1557 [2 of 3]:1921-31 Script CA ½d to 10/- set SG #112-134, with Gibbons listed shades, fine mint with key 10/- MVLH, Cat £140+. (28)Lot 1557 [3 of 3]:1921-31 Script CA ½d to 10/- set SG #112-134, with Gibbons listed shades, fine mint with key 10/- MVLH, Cat £140+. (28)
100.00 80.00 sold
1558
**/* 1938-50 KGVI Pictorials ¼d to 10/- set including all change of perf/shade to 5/- plus 10/- SG #163d & #163f x3 (one a corner marginal, MUH); some duplication, fine mint or MUH, Cat £450+. (38)
Lot 1558 [1 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials ¼d to 10/- set including all change of perf/shade to 5/- plus 10/- SG #163d & #163f x3 (one a corner marginal, MUH); some duplication, fine mint or MUH, Cat £450+. (38)Lot 1558 [2 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials ¼d to 10/- set including all change of perf/shade to 5/- plus 10/- SG #163d & #163f x3 (one a corner marginal, MUH); some duplication, fine mint or MUH, Cat £450+. (38)Lot 1558 [3 of 5]:1938-50 KGVI Pictorials ¼d to 10/- set including all change of perf/shade to 5/- plus 10/- SG #163d & #163f x3 (one a corner marginal, MUH); some duplication, fine mint or MUH, Cat £450+. (38)
180.00 135.00 sold

HONG KONG

1559 F 1891 Surcharges 7c on 10c green overprint variety Antique 't' in cents [R.1/1] SG #43a, used, Cat £160.
Lot 1559:1891 Surcharges 7c on 10c green overprint variety Antique 't' in cents [R.1/1] SG #43a, used, Cat £160.
140.00 125.00 sold
     
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