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£125
Australia  (South) 1890s OHMS formula registration envelope from Education Department additionally franked pair O.S. overprinted 2½d. cancelled by single unclear square circle; vertical filing crease at left.
Australia

(South) 1890s OHMS formula registration envelope from Education Department additionally franked pair O.S. overprinted 2½d. cancelled by single unclear square circle; vertical filing crease at left.

£75
Australia  (Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
Australia  (Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
Australia

(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.

£115
Gibraltar  1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.
Gibraltar

1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.

£425
Malta  1935 (MY 6) registered cover to England franked 6d. Silver Jubilee, showing ‘extra flagstaff’ variety used on first day of issue; good condition.
Malta

1935 (MY 6) registered cover to England franked 6d. Silver Jubilee, showing ‘extra flagstaff’ variety used on first day of issue; good condition.

£150
Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.
Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.
Sweden

(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (5.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 7th day of the Games, franked 10o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but just tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team.

£165
Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team
Sweden (1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team
Sweden

(1912 Stockholm Olympics) 1912 (6.7.) Engelbrektsplan picture postcard sent to Vienna on 8th day of the Games franked 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled but tied by some of the signatures of the Austrian Cycling team

£175
Sweden (1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  surrounded by  signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.
Sweden (1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled  surrounded by  signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.
Sweden

(1912 Stockholm) 1912 (2.7.) picture postcard sent to Vienna on 4th day of the Games, franked pair 5o tied Stockholm cds, at left Olympic vignette in German, uncancelled surrounded by signatures of the Austrian Cycling team. Some toning around stamps, a further vignette applied on front.

£125
Germany (1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.8.) Rhein-Main special zeppelin flight with four Olympic stamps and a 50pf Zeppelin with toning around perfs, at left very fine strike of rare red Olympiafahrt  cachet.
Germany

(1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.8.) Rhein-Main special zeppelin flight with four Olympic stamps and a 50pf Zeppelin with toning around perfs, at left very fine strike of rare red Olympiafahrt cachet.

£75
Estonia (1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.VII.) printed envelope from Estonian Olympic Committee to the Sailing committee of the Organising Committee at Kiel with fine commemorative franking tied Tallinn Eesti cds; fine and scarce.
Estonia

(1936 Berlin Olympics) 1936 (1.VII.) printed envelope from Estonian Olympic Committee to the Sailing committee of the Organising Committee at Kiel with fine commemorative franking tied Tallinn Eesti cds; fine and scarce.

£165
Germany (1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.
Germany (1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.
Germany

(1936 Berlin) 1936 (16.8.) 15+10pf illustrated postal stationery card to Vaduz, Liechtenstein with ‘Bell’ Stadium cancel, arrival cancel to left where redirected to Dresden with Exhibition arrival cancel to left, reverse with fine strike of Olympia Postwertzeichen Austellung red meter mail proof strike.

£65
India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.
India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.
India

(Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

£3450
France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.
France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.
France

(Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

£195
Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
Italy (Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
Italy

(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.

£165
France (Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.
France

(Accountancy) 1871 stampless cover to Belgrade, Serbia bearing Paris despatch and fine strike of circular framed ‘F./28’, reverse with Vienna transit and arrival cancel.

£175
Belgium (Accountancy) 1872 (24 Oct) outer letter sheet to Landskrona, Sweden bearing single franking 40c. tied ‘12’ numeral with Anvers cds to left, framed ‘P.D.’ below, at left red accountancy handstamp ‘wfr. 1½’, arrival backstamp.
Belgium

(Accountancy) 1872 (24 Oct) outer letter sheet to Landskrona, Sweden bearing single franking 40c. tied ‘12’ numeral with Anvers cds to left, framed ‘P.D.’ below, at left red accountancy handstamp ‘wfr. 1½’, arrival backstamp.

£125
Egypt (Accountancy) 1874 incoming unfranked commercial entire to Cairo from Malta whose cds appears top right, towards bottom left is very fine example of the rare ‘3½‘ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transit of Poste Egiziane Alessandria and arrival cds.
Egypt (Accountancy) 1874 incoming unfranked commercial entire to Cairo from Malta whose cds appears top right, towards bottom left is very fine example of the rare ‘3½‘ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transit of Poste Egiziane Alessandria and arrival cds.
Egypt

(Accountancy) 1874 incoming unfranked commercial entire to Cairo from Malta whose cds appears top right, towards bottom left is very fine example of the rare ‘3½‘ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transit of Poste Egiziane Alessandria and arrival cds.

£875
Hungary (Administration of Romania) 1878 registered envelope to the village of Tovada, near Padua, Italy, franked 20ft with further 10ft on reverse, tie by boxed Arad date stamp, reverse with Campo Sampiero transit and arrival cds.
Hungary (Administration of Romania) 1878 registered envelope to the village of Tovada, near Padua, Italy, franked 20ft with further 10ft on reverse, tie by boxed Arad date stamp, reverse with Campo Sampiero transit and arrival cds.
Hungary

(Administration of Romania) 1878 registered envelope to the village of Tovada, near Padua, Italy, franked 20ft with further 10ft on reverse, tie by boxed Arad date stamp, reverse with Campo Sampiero transit and arrival cds.

£95
Transvaal (Advertising  Stationery  Tobacco) 1899 ½ Penny green card with printed advertisement for ‘Macalies Berg Tobacco’ used from Krugersdorp to Cape Town; some staining bottom left.
Transvaal (Advertising  Stationery  Tobacco) 1899 ½ Penny green card with printed advertisement for ‘Macalies Berg Tobacco’ used from Krugersdorp to Cape Town; some staining bottom left.
Transvaal

(Advertising Stationery Tobacco) 1899 ½ Penny green card with printed advertisement for ‘Macalies Berg Tobacco’ used from Krugersdorp to Cape Town; some staining bottom left.

£75
Denmark (Advertising  Stationery) 1871 2sk. Stationery card bearing, on reverse printed price list for Havana Cigars; some toning on stamp image side, a very early advertising card.
Denmark (Advertising  Stationery) 1871 2sk. Stationery card bearing, on reverse printed price list for Havana Cigars; some toning on stamp image side, a very early advertising card.
Denmark

(Advertising Stationery) 1871 2sk. Stationery card bearing, on reverse printed price list for Havana Cigars; some toning on stamp image side, a very early advertising card.

£55
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