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ABOKOBI postmark/cancel, Gold Coast postal history
(T.5) in red ink on cover to Wurttemberg, Germany with QV 2d tied red ABOKOBI dated sideways down C/MY 3 94, some staining.
£175

CANTERBURY MONTEGO BAY skeleton postmark, Jamaica postal history
(D1) dated */28 JA 58 tying QE2 1d on local cover to Mandeville.
£80

BORADA skeleton postmark, Gold Coast postal history
(T.12c, D2) dated 5 JU 45 tying KG6 4d to Milwaukee Junction, Oregon with P.C.90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 00/535 label, sent from the Seventh-Day-Adventist Mission, Kute - Borado & Hohoe, Trans-Volta.
£48


Dropped "O" in "ONE" variety, DOMINICA postal history
1917 cover with "Estate of Jno J. Tavernier, Wholesale & Retail Provisions Dealer" sender's address marked "per S.S. Chignecto" to Wholesale Fish Merchants, Jones Wharf, Halifax, Nova Scotia with "ONE HALFPENNY" (dropped "0" variety) WAR TAX, 1d View pmk'd Roseau JA 1 17, no backstamps.
£75

Aftermath wreck of Rennie steamer "Waldensian", Natal postal history
1866 piece with QV 6d Chalon pmk'd Pietermaritzburg JAN xx 1863, taken by the "L'Imperatice Eugenie" from Durban on JA 11 1863 as far as Port Elizabeth, the mails then taken overland to Cape Town, showing the PAID/DEVONPORT/CAPE PACKET/28 FE 63 arrival and portion red crayon "4".
The Waldensian" sailing from Durban was wrecked en route to Cape Town on 13 October 1862, the saved mail taken overland from Somerset West to Cape Town.
£95


Great Britain (Hereford College flap) to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history:
1875 cover, with enclosed letter, to Miss Helen Ayliffe, Grahamstown with pair GB QV 6d Plate 14 tied Manchester "498" duplex dated FE 4 1875 showing CAPE TOWN MR 5 75 transit, reverse with Grahams Town MR 9 75 arrival, fine intact printed blue HEREFORD COLLEGE flap.
£50

Great Britain to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history:
1875 covers, both with enclosed letter, to Miss Helen Ayliffe, Grahamstown marked "per R.M.S. via Plymouth NOV 25 1875" and "DE 5 1875" each with GB QV 1/- Plate 12 tied Manchester "498" duplex dated NO 25 1875 and DE 5 75 and both showing CAPE TOWN N/JA 1 76 transit, reverse of each with Grahams Town JA 5 76 arrival.
The former was posted too late for the sailing specified and has small red handstruck circled cross on the address panel.
£75

Great Britain to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history:
1875 cover, with enclosed letter, to Miss Helen Ayliffe, Grahamstown with GB QV 1/- Plate 12 tied Manchester "498" duplex dated DE 25 1875 showing CAPE TOWN D/JA 29 76 transit, reverse with Grahams Town FE 2 76 arrival.
Carried by the "American" on her record breaking voyage to Cape Town.
£40

Great Britain to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history:
1876 cover, with enclosed letter, to Miss Helen Ayliffe, Grahamstown with pair GB QV 6d Plate 15 tied Manchester "498" duplex dated JU 24 1876 showing CAPE TOWN B/JY 22 76 transit, reverse with Grahams Town JY xx 76 arrival.
£40

Great Britain to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history:
1876 cover, with enclosed letter, marked per Steamer "Anglian" to Miss Helen Ayliffe, Grahamstown with GB QV 1/- Plate 9 tied Manchester "498" duplex dated SP 27 1876 showing CAPE TOWN G/OC 25 7(6) transit and purple "3" accountancy, reverse with Plymouth cds and Cape Packet Plymouth cds both dated SP 28 76 and Grahams Town OC 30 76 arrival, front soiled and creased.
£30


PAID-ONLY TO ENGLAND, Malta postal history (Ex Lloyd-Lowles, Camillery)
1869 wrapper with blue P. ERYNAUD & CO, MALTA sender's cachet marked "via Marseilles by French Steamer" to New York, USA (the recipient's name cut out) with GB QV 6d Plate 8 pmk'd B/MALTA/AP 7 69 "A25" duplex with 2-line "PAID-ONLY/TO ENGLAND" with blue crayon "8 cts" changed "13" in black, New York APR 27 alongside address panel with red London NN/AP 13 69 transit on reverse. Ex LLOYD-LOWLES, CAMILLERY.
£350

BARBADOS postal history
1814 wrapper to London rated 2/2 with BARBADOES fleuron dated MY 11 1814 overstruck AB/21 JU 1814 arrival.
£60

Exceedingly rare example POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER, Barbados postal history
1815 part front marked "p. the Barton via Liverpool" to England or North Britain with BARBADOES fleuron dated 12FE12 1815 accepted for private ship as rated "1/6d" in (prepaid) brownish red ink, landed with red SHIP LETTER/(Crown)/ LIVERPOOL showing 8 AP 1815 arrival and circled MORE TO PAY with "Pd 1/11".
The Post Paid Withdrawn Ship Letter Act came into force OC 10 1914 and was terminated AU 1 1815.
£175

TEMPORARY B.O., INDIA used BURMA postal history
1909 use of India KE7 a PSE to Sir George Scott, Tannggyi, Burma with design pmk'd TEMPORARY B.O. cds dated B/30 AU 09, reverse with fine THAZU 4 SE 09 arrival clear of flap.
£36

MALTA postal history
1874 entire with printed G. SEGOND E FRATELLO letterhead to New York with GB QV 4d Plate 13, 6d Plate 13 (10d rate via Italy) pmk'd A/MALTA DE 23 74 showing London 29 DE 74 transit and red crayon "2", reverse New York JAN 12 arrival.
£175

URUGUAY to NEW CALEDONIA postal history
1907 use of Uruguay 2c blue illustrated (Hospital Italiano) UPU Post Card to Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie pmk'd CIUDAD NUEVA AL SUD, MONTEVIDEO A/17 AGO 1907, purple ROBERTO STIRLING sender's cachet and his signature on reverse, some toning.
£75


FIRST EMPIRE FLYING BOAT 1d rate, SOUTH ARICA to EGYPT postal history
1937 cover with Claremont sender address on reverse marked "First Empire Flying Boat 1d rate" to Cairo, Egypt with 1d tied Cape Town JUL 3 1937 machine, on arrival framed "RETOUR" and pencil "to sender", on reverse boxed "UNCLAIMED/NON RECLAME" handstamp, some toning.
£24




ARGENTINA to DOMINICA with MISSENT TO ST. VINCENT postal history
1905 underpaid b/w Post Card with Argentina 5c pmk'd BUENOS AIRES JUL 17 1905 cds to a Mrs. Carew, Stowe, Dominica showing black "T" handstamp, blue crayon "1d" and str. line "MISSENT TO ST. VINCENT" (60 x 4mm. earliest recorded use) and KINGSTOWN A/SP 1 05 alongside address panel, reverse with DOMINICA SP 7 05 transit and GRAND-BAY */SP 9 05 arrival.
£600

FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA CRASH IN IRAQ, cover Muswell Hill to Invercargill, NEW ZEALAND postal history
1938 cover with several pages readable lengthy letter from Milly in Muswell Hill pmk'd 22 NOV 1938 to L.G. Crawford, Thomson & Beattie Ltd, Invercargill, New Zealand, stamp washed off with 2-line purple "RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION/EX FLYING BOAT CALPURNIA".
£60

O.A.T. F.S. BERMUDA to HUNGARY postal history
1965 col. ppc of "A Bermuda Home and Garden" to Budapest, Hungary with QE2 9d tied Hamilton 12 MCH 1965 machine, boxed purple "O.A.T./F.S." added during London transit.
£28
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