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|1895 Gold Coast|
1895 2d postal stationery envelope to London with a 2½d added to pay the postage, cancelled by a barred '554' numeral canceller. A SALTPOND DE 17 95 datestamp is at the lower left of the cover, along with Liverpool 22 JA and London 23 JA 96 transit and arrival cancels. A Cape Coast DE 23 95 c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
|1894 Gold Coast|
1894 ½d postal stationery card to Germany, endorsed at the top 'p. S. S. Congo', with a ½d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled by barred '554' numeral cancellers. A SALTPOND SP 28 94 datestamp is on the front of the card along with a Paid Liverpool 1 NOV 94 transit cancel.
|1894 Gold Coast|
1894 2d registered envelope to London, additionally franked with two ½d's and two 1d's all tied by barred '554' numeral cancels with a SALTPOND JU 17 94 datestamp at the bottom of the cover. Liverpool 19 JY and London 20 JY 94 transit and arrival datestamps are on the front of the cover.
|1912 Gold Coast|
1912 envelope to England franked with a 1d cancelled by the very scarce PRESTEA NOV 21 1912 double ring canceller with a crown in the centre. (Proud D5) Another strike is alongside. This canceller was only recorded used between April 1911 and June 1914.
|1902 Gold Coast|
1902 2d registered envelope to the USA with additional mixed issue Q.V. 4d, 2d and ½d added and an Edwardian 1d (SG. 16, 13, 26 & 39) each cancelled AKUSE SP 29 2 (missing the '0' in the year) On the back are Accra OC 1, Liverpool 27 OC, New York 5 NOV and Dayton NOV 7 1902 transit and arrival cancels. An uncommon mixed franking cover.
|1895 Gold Coast|
1895 envelope from Captain Sitwell to England, signed and dated by him on 9 Dec 1895 and endorsed 'Ashanti Expedition, No Stamps' and 'By Hand' that was taxed 2½d on arrival. A very fine 'British Vice Consulate Las Palmas, Grand Canary.' cachet is on the back along with a Beal DE 26 95 arrival c.d.s. The Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War was brief, lasting only from December 1895 to February 1896. The Ashanti turned down an unofficial offer to become a British protectorate in 1891, extending to 1894. Wanting to keep French and German forces out of Ashanti territory (and its gold), the British were anxious to conquer the Ashanti once and for all. The war started on the pretext of failure to pay the fines levied on the Ashanti monarch by the Treaty of Fomena after the 1874 war. A very fine cover from this well known correspondence.
1905 Edward VII 1d postal stationery envelope to Lome, Togoland, with a ½d, 1d and 2d added, each cancelled Kwitta NO 22 1905. It is possible that the sender had intended to send the envelope registered as this 4½d rate would have been correct to Togoland. (2d registration and 2½d postage)
1903 ½d postal stationery card to Switzerland, uprated with a ½d, cancelled VICTORIABORG B.O. ACCRA JU 17 1903. An arrival cancel 5 VII 03 is on the face of the card. Fine.
1904 1d postal stationery card to Switzerland with an AKROPONG cancellation AP 16 04, with the '4' of '04' above the date and the '0' below. There are Accra AP 18 and Bern 10.V.04 cds's on the front of the cover. Akropong was a German Missionary station and only upgraded to a post office in February 1904. This April date precedes the earliest date recorded by Proud for this canceller by 6 months.
1889 2d registered postal stationery envelope to London with a 4d added to pay the 6d rate, cancelled by the barred numeral 554 of Accra, with a c.d.s. of NO 15 89 at the lower left. Liverpool 13 DE 89 and London 14 DE 89 datestamps are on the front of the cover. Fine.
1901 registered envelope to London bearing a ONE PENNY on 6d provisional and a 2d, each cancelled Accra OC 12 01. London 4 NO 01 receiving cancels are on both the front and reverse of the cover. A very fine commercial usage of this provisional, used only six days after its' issue on 6 October .
1888 registered envelope to London bearing a 2d and a pair of 4d paying a10d double rate (8d for 1oz and 2d for registration) tied by AXIM AU 31 88 datestamps. Cape Coast SP 4 and Liverpool 3 OC 88 transit cancels are on the front of the cover as well as an interesting registration handstamp, where the 'R' has been inserted in blue crayon along with the number '23'. A few minor faults to the outer edge of the cover.