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1879 Zululand - Zulu War - ZULU WAR. 1879 cover to Hungerford, England, endorsed at the top Free in Colony which permitted it to enter the post in Natal, with two Transvaal 1ds and a 4d, paying the 6d Officers rate. These have been very lightly cancelled and a LADYSMITH No 19 canceller dated 26.5.1879 struck alongside when it entered the postal system there. On the back are Durban 29.5.79 Bristol JY 2 and Hungerford JY 3 79 transit and arrival datestamps. The cover, sent by the Senior Surgeon, has been countersigned in the lower left corner. A rare cover from a member of the Northern Force. 1879 Zululand - Zulu War
ZULU WAR. 1879 cover to Hungerford, England, endorsed at the top 'Free in Colony' which permitted it to enter the post in Natal, with two Transvaal 1d's and a 4d, paying the 6d Officers' rate. These have been very lightly cancelled and a LADYSMITH No 19 canceller dated 26.5.1879 struck alongside when it entered the postal system there. On the back are Durban 29.5.79 Bristol JY 2 and Hungerford JY 3 79 transit and arrival datestamps. The cover, sent by the Senior Surgeon, has been countersigned in the lower left corner. A rare cover from a member of the Northern Force.
£2500.00
Reference: A3439

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1879 Zululand - Zulu War - ZULU WAR. 1879 cover to London endorsed at the top From J Sherwin, Dr in 2nd Batt 4th Regiment, South Africa bearing a Transvaal 1d, paying the soldiers concession rate, with the signature of the Officer Commanding the 2nd Batt, 4th Regiment at the lower left. The stamp has been cancelled by an 11 in concentric circles with a UTRECHT OC 8 79 datestamp below. Durban 11.10.79 and Paddington NO 4 79 datestamps are on the back. A very rare soldiers rate cover from the Northern Force that entered Zululand via Utrecht in January 1879.1879 Zululand - Zulu War
ZULU WAR. 1879 cover to London endorsed at the top 'From J Sherwin, Dr in 2nd Batt 4th Regiment, South Africa' bearing a Transvaal 1d, paying the soldiers' concession rate, with the signature of the Officer Commanding the 2nd Batt, 4th Regiment at the lower left. The stamp has been cancelled by an '11' in concentric circles with a UTRECHT OC 8 79 datestamp below. Durban 11.10.79 and Paddington NO 4 79 datestamps are on the back. A very rare soldiers' rate cover from the Northern Force that entered Zululand via Utrecht in January 1879.
£2700.00
Reference: A3438

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1879 Zululand - Zulu War - ZULU WAR. 1879 unfranked officers letter to London endorsed at the lower left On Active Service / in the Field and endorsed by Lt. Vyvyan, 2nd Rgt, The Buffs, with a 6d tax mark applied in London, the standard rate for an Officers letter. Durban 14.6.79 and London JY 14 79 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. This letter was sent from Fort Chelmsford, the advanced base from Port Durnford which was manned by the Buffs from early in June. Lt. Vyvyan served in the Matabele Rebellion, Rhodesia, in 1896 and the Siege of Mafeking in 1900.  1879 Zululand - Zulu War
ZULU WAR. 1879 unfranked officers letter to London endorsed at the lower left 'On Active Service / in the Field' and endorsed by Lt. Vyvyan, 2nd Rgt, The Buffs, with a '6d' tax mark applied in London, the standard rate for an Officer's letter. Durban 14.6.79 and London JY 14 79 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. This letter was sent from Fort Chelmsford, the advanced base from Port Durnford which was manned by the Buffs from early in June. Lt. Vyvyan served in the Matabele Rebellion, Rhodesia, in 1896 and the Siege of Mafeking in 1900.
£1150.00
Reference: A3437

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1893 British Guiana - 1893 1c postal card, used locally and cancelled GEORGETOWN AP 24 93 written from the Georgetown Cricket Club, 22 April 93. The message pertains to subscriptions. A scarce card from this club and a desirable item for collectors of CRICKET ! Also a preprinted card to the same addressee from the Demerara Club  which also played cricket.1893 British Guiana - 1893 1c postal card, used locally and cancelled GEORGETOWN AP 24 93 written from the Georgetown Cricket Club, 22 April 93. The message pertains to subscriptions. A scarce card from this club and a desirable item for collectors of CRICKET ! Also a preprinted card to the same addressee from the Demerara Club  which also played cricket.1893 British Guiana
1893 1c postal card, used locally and cancelled GEORGETOWN AP 24 93 written from the Georgetown Cricket Club, 22 April 93. The message pertains to subscriptions. A scarce card from this club and a desirable item for collectors of 'CRICKET' ! Also a preprinted card to the same addressee from the Demerara Club which also played cricket.
£55.00
Reference: A3436

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1903 Western Australia - 1903 registered cover to Haiphong, (Indochina), with a 2d and a 3d cancelled by R registration handstamps, with a REGISTERED PERTH 8 AU 03 datestamp at the lower part of the cover. A Tonkin 7 SEPT 03 cancel is on the back. A very scarce destination for mail from Western Australia. 1903 Western Australia
1903 registered cover to Haiphong, (Indochina), with a 2d and a 3d cancelled by 'R' registration handstamps, with a REGISTERED PERTH 8 AU 03 datestamp at the lower part of the cover. A Tonkin 7 SEPT 03 cancel is on the back. A very scarce destination for mail from Western Australia.
£275.00
Reference: A3435

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1872 Great Britain - 1872 outer wrapper to Medellin, Columbia, endorsed Pr Nile with a 2/- tied by a barred numeral 498 with a red MANCHESTER PAID 1 JY 72 datestamp alongside. 1872 Great Britain
1872 outer wrapper to Medellin, Columbia, endorsed 'Pr Nile' with a 2/- tied by a barred numeral '498' with a red MANCHESTER PAID 1 JY 72 datestamp alongside.
£275.00
Reference: A3434

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1945 B.O.F.I.C.  - 1945 censored size G 3d registered envelope overprinted E.A.F. with E.A.F. overprinted 1/-, 2d and 3d added to pay the air mail rate to Italy. The stamps have been cancelled MOGADISCIO 9.6.45. A double circle censor cachet is on the front of the cover along with an A. V. 2 handstamp. On the back is a Crescentino 2.10.45 arrival cancel.  1945 B.O.F.I.C.
1945 censored size 'G' 3d registered envelope overprinted E.A.F. with E.A.F. overprinted 1/-, 2d and 3d added to pay the air mail rate to Italy. The stamps have been cancelled MOGADISCIO 9.6.45. A double circle censor cachet is on the front of the cover along with an A. V. 2 handstamp. On the back is a Crescentino 2.10.45 arrival cancel.
£825.00
Reference: A3433

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1903 Grenada - 1903 picture post card (Street in Saint-Pierre de la Martinique) to the USA with a 1d cancelled                   ST. GEORGES JA 19 03 datestamp. 1903 Grenada
1903 picture post card (Street in Saint-Pierre de la Martinique) to the USA with a 1d cancelled ST. GEORGES JA 19 03 datestamp.
£30.00
Reference: A3432

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1859 Mauritius - 1859 envelope to England bearing a bottom marginal 6d blue, the other margins good to large, tied by a barred canceller. PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS AP 14 1859 and Hastings MY 21 59 datestamps are on the back. An exceptionally fine single usage.   1859 Mauritius
1859 envelope to England bearing a bottom marginal 6d blue, the other margins good to large, tied by a barred canceller. PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS AP 14 1859 and Hastings MY 21 59 datestamps are on the back. An exceptionally fine single usage.
£850.00
Reference: A3431

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1950 Northern Rhodesia - 1950 cover sent to Kitwe with a U.P.U. 2d cancelled CHINGOLA 2 III 50. A fine internally used single franking U.P.U. cover1950 Northern Rhodesia
1950 cover sent to Kitwe with a U.P.U. 2d cancelled CHINGOLA 2 III 50. A fine internally used single franking U.P.U. cover
£45.00
Reference: A3430

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1938 Gibraltar - 1938 KG V advertising 2d letter card to Switzerland, the back showing a picture of Gibraltar a ship and a slogan promoting Gibraltar. A KG VI 1d has been added to pay the postage to a non Commonwealth country, with 3 MR 38 cancels. 1938 Gibraltar
1938 KG V advertising 2d letter card to Switzerland, the back showing a picture of Gibraltar a ship and a slogan promoting Gibraltar. A KG VI 1d has been added to pay the postage to a non Commonwealth country, with 3 MR 38 cancels.
£125.00
Reference: A3429

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1917 New Zealand / Rhodesia - 1917 envelope to Salisbury, Rhodesia, with a New Zealand 1d tied by an indistinct canceller. On arrival the cover has been forwarded to Sydney-on-Vaal, Diamond Fields, Kimberley, Cape, and an Admiral 1d added and cancelled SALISBURY 23 AUG 17. On the back are Droogveld and Sydney-on-Vaal 27 AUG datestamps.  The cover has been opened out for display, but an uncommon forwarded item.  1917 New Zealand / Rhodesia
1917 envelope to Salisbury, Rhodesia, with a New Zealand 1d tied by an indistinct canceller. On arrival the cover has been forwarded to Sydney-on-Vaal, Diamond Fields, Kimberley, Cape, and an Admiral 1d added and cancelled SALISBURY 23 AUG 17. On the back are Droogveld and Sydney-on-Vaal 27 AUG datestamps. The cover has been opened out for display, but an uncommon forwarded item.
£90.00
Reference: A3428

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1906 Queensland - 1906 illustrated 1d postal card to England with a sunburst 81 canceller with a WARWICK 21 FE 06 datestamp alongside. A London AP 2 06 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. 1906 Queensland
1906 illustrated 1d postal card to England with a 'sunburst' '81' canceller with a WARWICK 21 FE 06 datestamp alongside. A London AP 2 06 arrival cancel is on the face of the card.
£38.00
Reference: A3427

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1886 Grenada - 1886 1d postal card to St Kitts cancelled GRENADA AP 03 86. A ST KITTS AP 10 86 arrival cancel is on the face of the card, which has a full message.  1886 Grenada
1886 1d postal card to St Kitts cancelled GRENADA AP 03 86. A ST KITTS AP 10 86 arrival cancel is on the face of the card, which has a full message.
£60.00
Reference: A3426

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1884 Antigua - 1884 1d postal card to St Kitts cancelled by a barred A02 canceller with an ANTIGUA JA 11 84 datestamp at the lower left. A ST. KITTS JA 12 84 arrival cancel is also on the front of the card, which has a full message. 1884 Antigua
1884 1d postal card to St Kitts cancelled by a barred 'A02' canceller with an ANTIGUA JA 11 84 datestamp at the lower left. A ST. KITTS JA 12 84 arrival cancel is also on the front of the card, which has a full message.
£70.00
Reference: A3425

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1949 Malta - 1949 envelope sent registered to PARAGUAY, with a U.P.U. 6d and a 1d definitive cancelled VALLETTA NO 27 49. An Encarnacion 8 DIC 1949 arrival cancel is on the back. A very unusual destination.1949 Malta
1949 envelope sent registered to PARAGUAY, with a U.P.U. 6d and a 1d definitive cancelled VALLETTA NO 27 49. An Encarnacion 8 DIC 1949 arrival cancel is on the back. A very unusual destination.
£55.00
Reference: A3423

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1949 Norfolk Island - 1949 cover sent air mail to Tasmania with a 5d tied by a NORFOLK ISLAND 25 JA 49 datestamp.  1949 Norfolk Island
1949 cover sent air mail to Tasmania with a 5d tied by a NORFOLK ISLAND 25 JA 49 datestamp.
£50.00
Reference: A3422

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1879 Natal - 1879 triple rate cover to Viscountess Gough, Booterstown, Ireland, then forwarded on arrival, with a 1/- and a 6d tied by barred numeral 2 cancels with a DURBAN cancellation alongside. H&K PACT AU 21 and Booterstown AU 21 79 transit and arrival cancels ore on the back. The cover was forwarded to Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, with a G.B. 1d, Plate 217 affixed which has been tied by a numeral 58 of Booterstown. Backflap missing but a rare triple rate cover that has been forwarded. 1879 Natal
1879 triple rate cover to Viscountess Gough, Booterstown, Ireland, then forwarded on arrival, with a 1/- and a 6d tied by barred numeral '2' cancels with a DURBAN cancellation alongside. H&K PACT AU 21 and Booterstown AU 21 79 transit and arrival cancels ore on the back. The cover was forwarded to Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, with a G.B. 1d, Plate 217 affixed which has been tied by a numeral '58' of Booterstown. Backflap missing but a rare triple rate cover that has been forwarded.
£1200.00
Reference: A3421

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1879 Natal - 1879 cover to Viscountess Gough, Booterstown, Ireland, with an embossed Crown and Government House, Cape Town on the backflap. The cover has a 6d cancelled by the numeral 72 canceller of STANGER. Durban JAN 29 1879, H&K. PACT MR 6 and Booterstown MR 6 79 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.1879 Natal
1879 cover to Viscountess Gough, Booterstown, Ireland, with an embossed 'Crown' and 'Government House, Cape Town' on the backflap. The cover has a 6d cancelled by the numeral '72' canceller of STANGER. Durban JAN 29 1879, H&K. PACT MR 6 and Booterstown MR 6 79 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.
£115.00
Reference: A3420

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1911 South Africa - 1911 cover to Sweden with a 2d tied by a JOHANNESBURG JUN 19 1911 roller cancel. A Goteborg 10.7.11 arrival cancel is on the back. Uncommon destination. 1911 South Africa
1911 cover to Sweden with a 2d tied by a JOHANNESBURG JUN 19 1911 roller cancel. A Goteborg 10.7.11 arrival cancel is on the back. Uncommon destination.
£25.00
Reference: A3419

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