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1917 post card to Oldham bearing a ½d cancelled SHANES PARK CAMP, BELFAST, 19 JA 17. This camp was the Scottish Command Depot during WWI.
1922 G.B. 2d postal stationery envelope to 'Andy Power, Waterford Prisoner, “a” Wing, The Prison, Kilkenny' from WATERFORD 25 OC 22. Across the front of the cover is a two line cachet 'PASSED BY I.R.A. / PRISON CENSOR'. Andy Power was an I.R.A. member who was imprisoned during the Civil War that broke out in 1922. It was a short lived campaign but a bitter and bloody one between those who favoured an Irish Free State and those who wanted to continue the fight for an Irish Republic. The Irish Free State won the Civil War, but and as it came to an official end in May 1923, republican prisoners remained incarcerated. A scarce Prison Censor cover from this Civil War.
1921 envelope to London bearing a G.B. 2d cancelled DUBLIN NOV 15 1921. On the front of the envelope is a two line 'CENSORED / BY I R A' handstamp. It is possible that this letter was taken and censored by members of the Dublin Brigade who were very active around Dublin at that time. Fine.
1922 envelope posted within Dublin, addressed to 'Mac Arthurs, House Agents' with a 2d cancelled 18 DEC 22 that has been opened by the Irish Free State Army and sealed with a 'Censored by National Army' label. A rare seal with only three or four examples of this censor label recorded.
1921 O.H.M.S. envelope to the Remount Depot, Island Bridge, Dublin, cancelled FIELD POST OFFICE W. 16 / 9 JU 21. A fine strike of the violet Command Pay Office, Dublin, is on the front of the cover. Field Post Office W. 16 was situated in Dublin in 1921.
1922 cover to Liverpool, singed at the right, franked with a Dollard 1d and Thom 1½d cancelled CLONMELLON 4 NO 22. The cover has a violet two line cachet 'SALVED FROM / FIRE G P O DUBLIN.' This cover was recovered from the Rotunda Sorting Office which was burnt down by Republicans on the 5th November. A good example of this scarce cachet.
1846 1d Mulready wrapper, Stereo A1, to Southam, Warwickshire, cancelled by a barred '62' Irish numeral with a blue BELFAST FE 24 1846 datestamp on the back, along with a Southam FE 26 1846 arrival c.d.s. A fine example of this late usage of a Mulready wrapper.
1921 envelope to Bedford, England, bearing a pair of Great Britain 1d scarlet each tied by the extremely rare FIELD POST OFFICE '9' 30 MAY 21 rubber datestamps, which was used at Limerick. A FIELD POST OFFICE 'W. 16' 2 JU 21 transit datestamp is on the back of the cover, which was used at Dublin. A little roughly opened at the top, but a very rare cancellation of which only three examples have been recorded.
1928 envelope to Dublin with a 2d in combination with a Celtic Cross and Hibernian Narrow Crown Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels. The 2d has been cancelled MILLTOWNPASS 12 JY 28, which also ties the two propaganda labels to the cover. Some minor staining around the perfs, but a scarce usage of these labels.
1841 large part outer wrapper to Dungarvan from Cork, franked with a good to large margined 1d black, Plate 9 lettered N G, tied by a black Maltese Cross canceller. On the back are Cork AP 6, Youghal AP 7, Fermoy AP 7, Waterford AP 8 and Dungarvan AP 8 1841 transit and arrival datestamps. A Dr Karl Knopfe 2007 Certificate accompanies the item.
1907 Hibernia broad crown, (L13a) 1st printing, used postally with a WEXFORD FE 17 08 cancellation and manuscript initials “R.O'B.” An extremely early usage of this stamp.
1795 (Dec 11) folded letter to Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, from Bride Street, Dublin, with a red straight line IRELAND handstamp on the front. On the back is an Irish Bishop Mark of 11 DEC. Fine.
1908 picture post card (Monkstown Church, Co. Cork) bearing a ½d stamp along with a SINN FEIN CELTIC CROSS label, the ½d stamp cancelled CLONSILLA JU 20 08. Although the Sinn Fein label has not been tied, it clearly belongs as the ½d stamp overlaps it. A very scarce postal usage of this label.
1841 outer wrapper to Dublin bearing a 1d black, Plate 7 lettered P B with clear to large margins, tied by a red Maltese Cross. On the reverse is a PORTADOWN FE 14 1841 datestamp. A late usage of the red Maltese Cross.
1863 envelope to London franked with two 1d's, cancelled by the DUBLIN '186' duplex canceller JU 25 1863. On the front of the envelope is a fine strike in red of the boxed 'LATE LETTER / FEE PAID' handstamp, which accounts for the extra 1d adhesive. On the reverse is a London JU 26 63 arrival c.d.s.
1923 envelope to Wales, bearing a 2d cancelled by a 'Learn Irish' slogan cancel 25 JAN 1923. A 'CENSORED BY / I R A' two line handstamp is at the top of the envelope. Fine.
1877 folded letter to SAN SALVADOR bearing a 1/- Plate 12, lettered G G, neatly tied by a BELFAST ‘62’ duplex canceller dated SP 1 77. Alongside is a superb strike of the rare large boxed “PREPAID” handstamp. A blue crayon ‘4r’ charge mark is on the front of the cover. A very fine item, ex the “Emerald” collection.
1871 envelope to New York, bearing a strip of three 1d's, plate 147, cancelled by Killarney OC 30 71 datestamps. A handstruck 'CANNOT BE FOUND' is along the lower part of the stamps, and a red boxed 'UNCLAIMED' handstamp has been applied to the center of the envelope. There are also New York Paid All NOV 13 and an oval New York Post Office DEC 12 c.d.s.'s on the face of the envelope, on the reverse are Valentia OC 30 71 and Dead Letter Office and New York cancels of JAN 11 72. A most unusual and attractive item.
1799 folded letter to London from Dublin with a superb strike of the very rare large red 'IRELAND' (measuring 68mm wide). A manuscript '8' is on the face, on the reverse are OC 8 99 and OCT 12 99 datestamps and an oval red '10 O'CLOCK / OC 12 / 99 F NOON'. A clean and very attractive item with this very rare 'IRELAND' handstamp.
1847 entire letter to Nottingham franked with an 1841 red, 1d with good margins three sides, close but clear at the base, lightly tied by an Irish diamond numeral '435' in blue, with a TUAM JU 13 184(7) datestamp also in blue alongside. On the reverse is a Nottingham unframed arc JU 15 1847 arrival datestamp. Very fine, S.G. catalogue £450 on cover.