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|1944 Great Britain / Interrupted Mail|
1944 envelope to Beckenham with a 2½d cancelled ENFIELD 19 MAY 1944. At the left of the cover is an outline of an aerial bomb with the words 'DELAYED BY ENEMY ACTION' around the bomb. The only known use of this was at Beckenham. The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent V2's. In all 69 V1's and 5 V2's were recorded as striking the Borough, with 138 people being killed. There was extensive damage to the town, hence the mail delays. A very scarce cover.
|1874 Great Britain|
1874 envelope, endorsed 'Confidential' sent to 'Right Honbl.' B Disraeli, Downing Street. A BRECHIN AU 14 74 datestamp is on the cover along with a red Official Paid, London, AU 15 74 cancel. Endorsed at the lower left “Cairns”, this cover was sent by Lord Cairns, to Disraeli who was Prime Minister at that time. (20 February1874 to 21 April 1880) Lord Cairns was the Chancellor under Disraeli during this period.
|1897 Great Britain|
1897 O.H.M.S. 'Income Tax' envelope bearing an I. R. OFFICIAL 1d, cancelled BODMIN OC 19 97. Very fine.
|1855 Great Britain / Crimea|
CRIMEA WAR. 1855 small envelope to Chatham, Kent, endorsed 'Stamped via Marseille' bearing a strip of three 1d's tied by the barred '0*0' cancellers used in Crimea. On the back of the cover is a red BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE JU 20 1855 datestamp and a Chatham JY 10 55 arrival c.d.s.
|1844 Great Britain / Falkland Islands|
1844 'Free frank' unstamped envelope used internally within London with NO 7 and NO 8 1844 datestamps. In the lower left corner is a 'Stanley' signature. At this time Lord Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby, was the Colonial Secretary. It was after him that Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands was named. An interesting piece of ephemera for a Falkland Island collector. Stanley mail is not common!
|1896 Great Britain|
1896 beautiful hand drawn cover to Llandudno, Wales, depicting a man blowing a trumpet with a 1d lilac, cancelled ALTRINGHAM OC 3 96 as a flag. The address is in a panel held up by two ladies with a 'coat of arms' at the top. A Llandudno OC 4 96 arrival cancel is on the back. A most attractive cover.
|1877 Great Britain|
1877 Ocean Penny Postage envelope, State 5, to Newbury Berks, bearing a 1d tied by a LONDON OC 10 77 duplex canceller. A Newbury OC 11 77 arrival cancel is on the back. Fine and a very scarce late usage of the State 5 envelope.
1791 folded letter to Madeira dated March 20 1791 that was sent privately to London with a notation at the upper left “Try Mr Gordon, Percy Street or Jamaica Coffee House”. A manuscript 1/1 charge is on the front of the letter along with a PORTMOUTH SHIP-LRE handstamp. On the back of the letter is a Bishop mark of 2 June and a Madeira receiving manuscript notation for 8 July 1791. An interesting item using a Coffee House as a forwarding agent.
|1879 Zululand / Great Britain|
ZULU WAR. 1879 incoming envelope from London, addressed to Captain Edward B Evans, 10th Battery, 7th Brigade, Natal, the 1d and 6d embossed stamps cancelled by LONDON MY 8 79 'W 19' duplex cancellers. There are no arrival markings. Captain Evans was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Artillery in 1867. In 1876 he served with a battery that was posted to Mauritius. In early 1879 his regiment were sent to South Africa after the defeat of the British at Isandalwala. He took part in the latter part of the Zulu War and was at Ulundi in the final conflict in July 1879. At the beginning of 1880 he returned to England and took up an appointment as Adjutant of Artillery Militia at Wicklow, Ireland. A fine incoming cover to an officer in the Zulu War, even though there are no arrival datestamps.
|1841 Great Britain|
1841 folded letter to Crewkerne from GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET, bearing a large margined 1d black, plate 7, lettered Q B, cancelled by a black Maltese Cross canceller. On he back is a GLASTONBURY MR 6 1841 datestamp. Fine.
|1844 Great Britain|
1844 folded letter to Denmark, via agents in Hamburg, with a good strike of the blue boxed HULL SHIP – LETTER 20 FE 1844 cachet. A Hamburg 23 FEB transit datestamp is also on the back of the letter. Fine.
|1937 Great Britain|
1937 1½d advertising envelope with WHITBREAD'S LONDON STOUT / PALE ALE / “DOUBLE BROWN” advert depicting a beer bottle. The cover has been cancelled London 3 MCH 1937.
|1868 Great Britain|
1868 1d Plate 78 tied t a locally addressed cover by a superb DUNOON MY 15 68 datestamp. A small part of the backflap is missing which does not detract from this most appealing cover.
|1841 Great Britain|
1841 entire from London to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, bearing a four margined 1d black, Plate X, lettered N H, tied by a black Maltese Cross canceller that leaves the profile mainly clear. On the reverse is a London MR 12 1841 datestamp. A good example of this plate, catalogued by Stanley Gibbons at £3000 on cover.
|1843 Great Britain|
1843 folded letter to Burnley franked with a 1d, plate 25, lettered MB, tied by a blue Maltese Cross of Preston, with an AP 18 c.d.s. on the back, along with a Burnley AP 19 1843 arrival cancel.
|1849 Great Britain|
1849 double weight envelope to Noble House cancelled by a barred numeral '873' obliterators in BLUE of Weymouth, Dorset. On the reverse are Weymouth JU 26 and Noble House JU 28 1849 datestamps.
1944 2½d used on a local cover, the stamp cancelled GUERNSEY 12 AP 44
1827 outer wrapper to London with a "JERSEY" scroll handstamp on the back. A JUL 19 1827 datestamp is also on the back.
|1840 Great Britain|
1840 entire from Greenock to Edinburgh bearing a superb enormous to large margined 2d blue lettered 'L A' neatly tied by a red Maltese Cross canceller. On the back are GREENOCk JY 9 1840 and Edinburgh JUL 10 1840 cancels. An exceptionally fine item of exhibition quality.
|1841 Great Britain / Isle of Man|
1841 envelope to Castletown, Isle of Man, with a superb red “No. 2” of Wellesbourne and a black oval PAID AT STRATFORD handstamp. On the back are Stratford on Avon OC 2 and Isle-of-Man OC 4 1841 datestamps. Very fine, Ex Shaida.