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1905 Southern Nigeria - 1905 2d registered envelope to London bearing two 1ds, one cancelled OBUBRA HILL 27 NO 05 (the 27 NO inverted and reversed) The other 1d has been cancelled Registered Calabar DE 8 05. On the back are Calabar DE 5 05 and London JA 3 06 datestamps. It would appear as though the cover was held at Calabar possibly awaiting the payment of the extra 1d. Obubra Hill is a village in the south eastern part of Nigeria. A good strike of this very scarce and seldom seen cancellation.
1905 Southern Nigeria
1905 2d registered envelope to London bearing two 1d's, one cancelled OBUBRA HILL 27 NO 05 (the 27 NO inverted and reversed) The other 1d has been cancelled Registered Calabar DE 8 05. On the back are Calabar DE 5 05 and London JA 3 06 datestamps. It would appear as though the cover was held at Calabar possibly awaiting the payment of the extra 1d. Obubra Hill is a village in the south eastern part of Nigeria. A good strike of this very scarce and seldom seen cancellation.
£395.00
Reference: K2934

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1912 Southern Nigeria - 1912 picture post card to Germany franked with a 1d tied by a good strike of the scarce TRAVELLING POST OFFICE ‘B’ NO 27 12 datestamp. A further strike of this cancellation is below the stamp. This T.P.O. canceller was used on one of the river Travelling Post Offices. Fine and very uncommon.
1912 Southern Nigeria
1912 picture post card to Germany franked with a 1d tied by a good strike of the scarce TRAVELLING POST OFFICE ‘B’ NO 27 12 datestamp. A further strike of this cancellation is below the stamp. This T.P.O. canceller was used on one of the river Travelling Post Offices. Fine and very uncommon.
£375.00
Reference: GW2349

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1907 - “ JEBBA ” 1907. The steam ship ‘Jebba’, a vessel of three thousand eight hundred and thirteen tons, belonging to the African Steam Ship Company, whilst on her homeward voyage from west Africa, ran ashore on Bolt Tail, a few miles west of Salcombe, Devon, in dense fog on 18th March. Although the vessel was a total loss, all the passengers and mail were taken off safely. All the mail received a two line hand stamp in violet saying   ‘SALVED FROM / S S JEBBA.’ There were a number of different hand stamps that were applied to the mail, the main difference being in the different type and the spacing of the letters. This cover from Southern Nigeria has the Hoggarth & Gwynn ‘Jebba type 2b’ cachet.
1907
“ JEBBA ” 1907. The steam ship ‘Jebba’, a vessel of three thousand eight hundred and thirteen tons, belonging to the African Steam Ship Company, whilst on her homeward voyage from west Africa, ran ashore on Bolt Tail, a few miles west of Salcombe, Devon, in dense fog on 18th March. Although the vessel was a total loss, all the passengers and mail were taken off safely. All the mail received a two line hand stamp in violet saying ‘SALVED FROM / S S JEBBA.’ There were a number of different hand stamps that were applied to the mail, the main difference being in the different type and the spacing of the letters. This cover from Southern Nigeria has the Hoggarth & Gwynn ‘Jebba type 2b’ cachet.
£295.00
Reference: A1342

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1905 - 1905 picture post card of the wharf at Lagos, to Scotland, franked with a 1d cancelled by a good strike of EGWANGA MY 4 05.  A scarce cancellation, only in use between 1904 and 1907.
1905
1905 picture post card of the wharf at Lagos, to Scotland, franked with a 1d cancelled by a good strike of EGWANGA MY 4 05. A scarce cancellation, only in use between 1904 and 1907.
£60.00
Reference: G1360

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1908 - 1908 ½d on 1d postal stationery card to Germany, (H&G 4) with a plate 1 top marginal ½d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled Lagos OC 13 08. Commercial, with a long message. Small tear at the top left, otherwise fine and unusual.
1908
1908 ½d on 1d postal stationery card to Germany, (H&G 4) with a plate 1 top marginal ½d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled Lagos OC 13 08. Commercial, with a long message. Small tear at the top left, otherwise fine and unusual.
£65.00
Reference: G1373

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1905 - 1905 registered envelope to London endorsed Special and bearing six ½ds, all tied by REGISTERED ABOH 4 MY 05 datestamps. (Proud R1, only in use from 1905-1910 and this the earliest recorded date) On the reverse are Liverpool 29 MY and London transit and arrival datestamps.
1905
1905 registered envelope to London endorsed 'Special' and bearing six ½d's, all tied by REGISTERED ABOH 4 MY 05 datestamps. (Proud R1, only in use from 1905-1910 and this the earliest recorded date) On the reverse are Liverpool 29 MY and London transit and arrival datestamps.
£330.00
Reference: K1051

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