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GIBRALTAR postal history
1878 wrapper to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 11 tied "A26" duplex dated A/AU 20 78, top flap with A/AU 24 78 arrival. Stamp with corner perf. fault.
£40

GIBRALTAR postal history
1878 wrapper to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 12 pmk'd "A26" duplex dated B/OC 28 78, top flap with C/NO 2 78 arrival.
£48

GIBRALTAR postal history
1880 wrapper per "Mongolia" to Malta with GB QV 2d Plate 18 pmk'd "A26" duplex dated B/JY 11 80, top flap with E/JY 15 80 arrival, stamp crossed by filing crease along top.
£48

Cardiff, Wales to Gibraltar postal history
1872 wrapper to Gibraltar with GB QV 2d blue strip of three, single Plate 13 attractively displaying CORY/C perfins pmk'd CARDIFF duplex dated JU 14 72.
At this time the circled "S" handstamp to identify mail routed via Spain was not used (July 1870 to July 1875) as the 8d rate alone was sufficient to identify mail received by the more expensive and thus uncommonly used overland route. John Cory came to Cardiff as a shipbroker and shipowner in 1872 and established 'John Cory Sons & Co". On his death in 1891 he owned 21 steamers with another three large steamers being built on the Clyde.
£350

Second Sailing GB used abroad, BRITISH GUIANA postal history
1858 entire headed "(Duplicate) Demerara May 10th 1858" (being the date GB stamps placed on sale having arrived the day before on the MY 9 1858 steamer) with lightly creased and badly defective GB 6d pmk'd crisply struck "A03" to London with DEMERARA MY 25 1858 despatch dbl-arc. A significant item documenting the Second Sailing with duplicate of First Sailing letter.
A first sailing cover pmk'd Demerara MY 10 1858 with GB 6d used strip of four pmk'd "A03" to James Ewing in Glasgow is recorded
£125

NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1875 cover to Paris with three colour franking of 4d, 6d, 1/- pmk'd SYDNEY AU 9 1875, no flap.
£250

MALTA postal history
1860 wrapper to Marseilles with GB QV 4d strip of three (fault) pmk'd A/MALTA/AU 11 60 "A25" duplex paying the scarce 1/- rate with oval "P-D." in black.
£240

VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover and lengthy enclosure with QV 2d pair, single pmk'd Melbourne JY 18 68 duplex to Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
£50


TRINIDAD postal history
1867 wrapper front plus lower flap to Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe with (1d) lake (SG.69) tied Port of Spain numeral "1" with red TRINIDAD PAID NO 24 1867 broken dbl-arc and blue O'CONNOR BROTHERS/ COMMISSION MERCHANTS/TRINIDAD sender's cachet alongside rated red "1" with handstruck black "8". Contents being part Prices Current in French.
£165

Parish "D" (St. Andrew's), Grenada postal history
1884 cover to Thomas Duncan, London with QV d dull green pair, QV 4d greyish slate (SG.30,33) pmk'd First Type Parish "D" dated MAY 8 84, reverse hooded red London B/MY 28 84/AD arrival, some smaller faults.
The extra 1d being a special inland surcharge which Grenada imposed from January 1st 1881 to September 1885 in violation of UPU rules. Only 6 covers with this 5d rate are currently recorded, this being the only one with pair d adhesives for the extra 1d surcharge
£525

20 used LA BREA, Trinidad postal history
on wrapper front tying 1861 (1d) rose-red (SG.52) addressed Charles Fabien, Port of Spain, reverse text does not include despatch date, faults.
£175


VICTORIA postal history
1868 cover to Edinburgh with strip of three QV 2d pmk'd "196" numerals with boxed "TOO LATE" handstamp alongside, reverse BRANXHOLME despatch datestamp showing "MR" slug, fine blue Melbourne AP 1 68 and Edinburgh JU 19 68 arrival, some toned perfs.
This cover missed the previous ship, the GEELONG, by just one day
£140



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to Edinburgh with QV 9d pmk'd Geelong "2" duplex dated JY 13 75, sender's printed flap and Edinburgh SP 13 75 arrival backstamp.
The "Ceylon" went aground and broke her shaft on her outward leg.
£150



VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover to London with QV 6d, 1/- pmk'd Melbourne SE 7 75 duplex, sender's printed flap, some soiling etc.
£120



VICTORIA postal history
1860 reg. cover with pair 1/- paying 1/- postage 1/- registration to Reading, Berkshire pmk'd "93" numerals with ARARAT C/MY 15 60 despatch and READING C/JY 8 60 arrival backstamps, left stamp with perf. faults.
£175



NEW ZEALAND postal history
1870 reg. cover front with 2 x 6d tied Wellington "070" duplex to the Old ground or the rookery, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland showing London 26 NO 70 transit and A/ENNIS/NO 29 70 arrival. Soiled in places.
Approximately only 1 in every 100 NZ Chalon covers were sent registered.
£265



REGISTERED BOOK POST, New Zealand postal history
1871 opened-each-end foolscap wrapper (232 x 103mm) marked "Per Book Post to be Registered" and "via San Francisco" to Edinburgh, Scotland with QV 4d, 6d tied WELLINGTON duplex dated JA 3 71 with London 27 FE 71 transit and Edinburgh FE 28 71 arrival backstamp, some peripheral edge faults and filing crease but exceptionally rare and probably unique as such.
With the termination of the route via Marseilles, the postage rate via Brindisi was reduced to 9d per half ounce letter on THIS SAME DATE of 3 January 1871
£1250


JAMAICA postal history
1877 1d Floriate (Henderson printing) POST CARD to James Bourke, Gibraltar, Clarke's Town pmk'd KINGSTON B/MY 24 1877 with CLARKS TOWN C/JA 25 77 arrival.
£125

B01 used ALEXANDRIA, Egypt postal history
1864 entire with 2 x GB QV 6d to Aden, top panel with fine ALEXANDRIA A/NO 27 64 and smudged ADEN 4 DE 64 arrival cds.
£325

JAMAICA postal history
1859 mourning cover front to Thomas Perrier, London with GB QV 6d pmk'd "A01" (SG.Z5) with KINGSTON-JAMAICA A/SP 10 59 and LONDON PAID OC 3 59 cds alongside.
£120
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