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1939 Ascension - 1939 entire letter to Aberdeen, Scotland, written on board H.M.S. WOLVERINE, dated “At Sea 22nd April 1839.” and “Ascension 25th April, we arrived here this morning and sail again for the Congo.” A 4/- in manuscript is on the front of the letter, paying a Ship Letter 1/4d and Cowes to Aberdeen 2/8d. (Full break down of these charges on the back of the card)  On the back of the letter is a red boxed SHIP LETTER COWES and a LONDON JUN 13 1839 datestamp. Interesting contents including “from Gibraltar we made Sierra Leone in very few days” and ”Captured a Portuguese schooner with 90 slaves on board”. A rare and very interesting letter recounting life on an anti slave ship.
1939 Ascension
1939 entire letter to Aberdeen, Scotland, written on board H.M.S. WOLVERINE, dated “At Sea 22nd April 1839.” and “Ascension 25th April, we arrived here this morning and sail again for the Congo.” A '4/-' in manuscript is on the front of the letter, paying a Ship Letter 1/4d and Cowes to Aberdeen 2/8d. (Full break down of these charges on the back of the card) On the back of the letter is a red boxed 'SHIP LETTER COWES' and a LONDON JUN 13 1839 datestamp. Interesting contents including “from Gibraltar we made Sierra Leone in very few days” and '”Captured a Portuguese schooner with 90 slaves on board”. A rare and very interesting letter recounting life on an anti slave ship.
£2950.00
Reference: K3257

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1906 Ascension - 1906 picture post card (View from foot of Green Mountain) to Glasgow, bearing a G.B. KE VII 1d tied by an ASCENSION MR 7 06 datestamp.
1906 Ascension - 1906 picture post card (View from foot of Green Mountain) to Glasgow, bearing a G.B. KE VII 1d tied by an ASCENSION MR 7 06 datestamp.
1906 Ascension
1906 picture post card (View from foot of Green Mountain) to Glasgow, bearing a G.B. KE VII 1d tied by an ASCENSION MR 7 06 datestamp.
£110.00
Reference: G2810

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1916 Ascension - 1916 censored envelope to London bearing a G.B. 1d cancelled ASCENSION AP 1 16. A CENSORED handstamp is on the front of the cover with the censors initials in pencil above. On the back across the backflap is a blue embossed ASCENSION.
1916 Ascension
1916 censored envelope to London bearing a G.B. 1d cancelled ASCENSION AP 1 16. A 'CENSORED' handstamp is on the front of the cover with the censors' initials in pencil above. On the back across the backflap is a blue embossed 'ASCENSION'.
£175.00
Reference: K2772

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1916 Ascension  - 1916 censored envelope to London franked with a pair of G.B. ½ds, correctly paying the 1d rate, cancelled by two strikes of the ASCENSION OC 19 16 datestamp. A straight line CENSORED handstamp is at the upper left with the censors initials in red above it. Fine.
1916 Ascension
1916 censored envelope to London franked with a pair of G.B. ½d's, correctly paying the 1d rate, cancelled by two strikes of the ASCENSION OC 19 16 datestamp. A straight line 'CENSORED' handstamp is at the upper left with the censors' initials in red above it. Fine.
£195.00
Reference: K2771

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1898 Ascension - 1898 seamans letter rate envelope to England franked with a G.B. 1d, cancelled ASCENSION NO 30 98 The cover has the senders name at the top and the signature of the Commanding Officer at the lower left to enable the seaman to get the concession 1d rate. A DE 16 98 arrival datestamp is on the back. A little roughly opened at the top as is generally found from this well known correspondence.
1898 Ascension
1898 seamans letter rate envelope to England franked with a G.B. 1d, cancelled ASCENSION NO 30 98 The cover has the senders name at the top and the signature of the Commanding Officer at the lower left to enable the seaman to get the concession 1d rate. A DE 16 98 arrival datestamp is on the back. A little roughly opened at the top as is generally found from this well known correspondence.
£775.00
Reference: K2587

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1907 Ascension - 1907 double weight cover to England bearing a block of four ½ds cancelled ASCENSION AU 11 7. A Halifax SP 7 07 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Very fine and uncommon.
1907 Ascension
1907 double weight cover to England bearing a block of four ½d's cancelled ASCENSION AU 11 7. A Halifax SP 7 07 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Very fine and uncommon.
£495.00
Reference: G2424

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1940 - 1940 censored envelope to the U.S.A. franked with a 4d cancelled Ascension 8 JY 40. The envelope has been opened by the censor at the left and resealed with Opened By Examiner 6159 tape. Very fine.
1940
1940 censored envelope to the U.S.A. franked with a 4d cancelled Ascension 8 JY 40. The envelope has been opened by the censor at the left and resealed with 'Opened By Examiner 6159' tape. Very fine.
£120.00
Reference: G1624

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1867 - 1867 envelope to England endorsed at the top from John Clarke, Boilermaker, Ascension and signed John Hawkins, for Commanding Officer to get the 1d sailors concession rate. An ASCENSION AU 2 67 datestamp is on the front along with a 1d, Plate 78, that has been cancelled by the numeral 250 of Davenport on arrival. On the reverse is a Davenport Cape & Packet 22 AU 67 datestamp. A few minor cover faults, but a rare early Ascension Island envelope. Sismondo Cert.
1867
1867 envelope to England endorsed at the top 'from John Clarke, Boilermaker, Ascension' and signed 'John Hawkins, for Commanding Officer' to get the 1d sailors concession rate. An ASCENSION AU 2 67 datestamp is on the front along with a 1d, Plate 78, that has been cancelled by the numeral 250 of Davenport on arrival. On the reverse is a Davenport Cape & Packet 22 AU 67 datestamp. A few minor cover faults, but a rare early Ascension Island envelope. Sismondo Cert.
£1550.00
Reference: K1120

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1901 - 1901 picture post card (a view in the interior, Links of Empire No. 13) to Canada, franked with a GB 1d lilac, tied ASCENSION AU 20 01. A Bowmanville NO 1 01 arrival datestamp also ties the stamp. An early picture post card from Ascension to an unusual destination. A couple of very small creases at the upper right do not in anyway detract from this fine postcard.
1901
1901 picture post card (a view in the interior, Links of Empire No. 13) to Canada, franked with a GB 1d lilac, tied ASCENSION AU 20 01. A Bowmanville NO 1 01 arrival datestamp also ties the stamp. An early picture post card from Ascension to an unusual destination. A couple of very small creases at the upper right do not in anyway detract from this fine postcard.
£290.00
Reference: GW2244

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