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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
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
India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”.  Fine and attractive.
India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”.  Fine and attractive.
India

(Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”. Fine and attractive.

£645
Saint Kitts-Nevis (Anguilla) 1932 (27 JU) cover to Castries, St. Lucia, underfranked with ½d. ‘Columbus’ tied very fine Anguilla Valley cds, St Kitts transit of 29 JU, black ‘T’ handstamp at top and 2d. black/yellow Postage Due applied cancelled by Castries cds. The name of addressee excised from envelope, otherwise fine.
Saint Kitts-Nevis

(Anguilla) 1932 (27 JU) cover to Castries, St. Lucia, underfranked with ½d. ‘Columbus’ tied very fine Anguilla Valley cds, St Kitts transit of 29 JU, black ‘T’ handstamp at top and 2d. black/yellow Postage Due applied cancelled by Castries cds. The name of addressee excised from envelope, otherwise fine.

£75
Egypt (Austrian Post Office) 1861 entire to Constantinople written in french bearing blue Alexandrien cds and straight-line FRANCO handstamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.
Egypt (Austrian Post Office) 1861 entire to Constantinople written in french bearing blue Alexandrien cds and straight-line FRANCO handstamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.
Egypt

(Austrian Post Office) 1861 entire to Constantinople written in french bearing blue Alexandrien cds and straight-line FRANCO handstamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.

£85
India (Bangladesh) 1878 entire to Mauritius franked ½a pair, 1a. and 2a. tied Calcutta duplex, overstriking two ‘Stamped’ handstamps, endorsed at left ‘Via Bombay’/ “& aden”. Senders handstamp bottom left as from Chittigong and letter so annotated,  reverse with Sea Post Office B transit and blue arrival; good condition.
India

(Bangladesh) 1878 entire to Mauritius franked ½a pair, 1a. and 2a. tied Calcutta duplex, overstriking two ‘Stamped’ handstamps, endorsed at left ‘Via Bombay’/ “& aden”. Senders handstamp bottom left as from Chittigong and letter so annotated, reverse with Sea Post Office B transit and blue arrival; good condition.

£485
Antigua (Barbuda) 1922 registered cover to Trinidad bearing single franking ‘BARBUDA’ overprinted 1/- tied violet amended cancel that was only used for one day on 24th July, arrival backstamp, fresh condition.
Antigua

(Barbuda) 1922 registered cover to Trinidad bearing single franking ‘BARBUDA’ overprinted 1/- tied violet amended cancel that was only used for one day on 24th July, arrival backstamp, fresh condition.

£145
Antigua (Barbuda) 1925 registered cover to Banbury, England franked seven ‘BARBUDA’ overprinted Leeward Island 3d. tied cds, red registration bottom left, reverse with St John’s Antigua transit and Registered Plymouth transits.
Antigua

(Barbuda) 1925 registered cover to Banbury, England franked seven ‘BARBUDA’ overprinted Leeward Island 3d. tied cds, red registration bottom left, reverse with St John’s Antigua transit and Registered Plymouth transits.

£245
Antigua (Barbuda) 1936 registered cover to England franked by three 1935 Silver Jubilee values tied  Barbuda B.V.I. cds of MR 30 without year, reverse with St Johns transit. Registration label bottom left, the earliest recorded date for this, good condition.
Antigua

(Barbuda) 1936 registered cover to England franked by three 1935 Silver Jubilee values tied Barbuda B.V.I. cds of MR 30 without year, reverse with St Johns transit. Registration label bottom left, the earliest recorded date for this, good condition.

£55
Indian States (Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.
Indian States (Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.
Indian States

(Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.

£125
South Africa (Boer War) 1900 British 2d. postal stationery registration envelope, size F to Taunton additionally franed 1d. lilac tied large ARMY POST OFFICE date stamp, London transit and arrival also on front of envelope.
South Africa

(Boer War) 1900 British 2d. postal stationery registration envelope, size F to Taunton additionally franed 1d. lilac tied large ARMY POST OFFICE date stamp, London transit and arrival also on front of envelope.

£50
China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.
China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.
China

(British Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.

£95
Canada (British Colombia) 1871  (Jan 11) cover to England bearing single franking perf 14 25c. yellow tied by fine ‘35’ numeral, faint cds in association bottom left, Harlow arrival backstamp. The stamp has been roughly removed from sheet at base, whereas at top shows all of the above stamp.
Canada

(British Colombia) 1871 (Jan 11) cover to England bearing single franking perf 14 25c. yellow tied by fine ‘35’ numeral, faint cds in association bottom left, Harlow arrival backstamp. The stamp has been roughly removed from sheet at base, whereas at top shows all of the above stamp.

£585
Madagascar (British Mail) 1890 cover to London bearing blue ‘British Mail Antananarivo’ date stamp and red ‘British Mail Tamatave’ date stamp of Aug 8th , French Colonial General Issue 25c. applied and tied Tamatave cds, French maritime ‘Ligne T Paq. Fr. No. 1’ data stamp bottom left, Paris A Calais backstamp; very fine double date stamp cover, ex Coles and Grabowski. R.P.S,L  Cert 2005.
Madagascar

(British Mail) 1890 cover to London bearing blue ‘British Mail Antananarivo’ date stamp and red ‘British Mail Tamatave’ date stamp of Aug 8th , French Colonial General Issue 25c. applied and tied Tamatave cds, French maritime ‘Ligne T Paq. Fr. No. 1’ data stamp bottom left, Paris A Calais backstamp; very fine double date stamp cover, ex Coles and Grabowski. R.P.S,L Cert 2005.

£2850
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