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Ceylon  (Postal Stationery) 1857/59 4d. dull pink envelope with type I  of colourless embossing on backflap; good unused.
Ceylon

(Postal Stationery) 1857/59 4d. dull pink envelope with type I of colourless embossing on backflap; good unused.

£55
Ceylon  (Postal Stationery) 1857/59 8d. dark brown envelope with type I  of colourless embossing on backflap; good unused.
Ceylon

(Postal Stationery) 1857/59 8d. dark brown envelope with type I of colourless embossing on backflap; good unused.

£95
Gibraltar  (Registered Stationery) 1903 2d. Queen Victoria envelope, size G,  to Montmorency, France uprated King Edward VII  ½d. (2), 1d. (2), 2d.  and 2½d. tied registered cancels, arrival backstamp.
Gibraltar

(Registered Stationery) 1903 2d. Queen Victoria envelope, size G, to Montmorency, France uprated King Edward VII ½d. (2), 1d. (2), 2d. and 2½d. tied registered cancels, arrival backstamp.

£55
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
India ((Used Abroad) 1865 stampless cover to Bombay bearing good strike of framed Bushire/P.O./Reg. 2 Anna" handstamp, reverse with Bushire depatch cds and arrival cds. Small fault at base of envelope.
India ((Used Abroad) 1865 stampless cover to Bombay bearing good strike of framed Bushire/P.O./Reg. 2 Anna" handstamp, reverse with Bushire depatch cds and arrival cds. Small fault at base of envelope.
India

((Used Abroad) 1865 stampless cover to Bombay bearing good strike of framed Bushire/P.O./Reg. 2 Anna" handstamp, reverse with Bushire depatch cds and arrival cds. Small fault at base of envelope.

£315
India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked unusually with 12a. tied by fine illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD date stamp, registration handstamp alongside, reverse with Allahabad cds, registration and arrival cds; fine condition.
India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked unusually with 12a. tied by fine illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD date stamp, registration handstamp alongside, reverse with Allahabad cds, registration and arrival cds; fine condition.
India

(Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked unusually with 12a. tied by fine illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD date stamp, registration handstamp alongside, reverse with Allahabad cds, registration and arrival cds; fine condition.

£785
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) 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
Tanganiyka (British Occupation of German East Africa) 1919 3c. postal stationery card, uprated 3c. to Germany with unclear despatch cds, Tanga transit alongside, senders address as Wuga, near Wilhelmstal, straight-line OPENED BY CENSOR at centre. The message starts “We are sorry that we got no letter from you for many days, so I write again in English…”
Tanganiyka

(British Occupation of German East Africa) 1919 3c. postal stationery card, uprated 3c. to Germany with unclear despatch cds, Tanga transit alongside, senders address as Wuga, near Wilhelmstal, straight-line OPENED BY CENSOR at centre. The message starts “We are sorry that we got no letter from you for many days, so I write again in English…”

£125
Hong Kong (British Post Offices in China) 1917 registered cover to Chicago franked 1c. and 25c. tied Registered datestamp, registration handstamp at left, arrival cancels front and back
Hong Kong

(British Post Offices in China) 1917 registered cover to Chicago franked 1c. and 25c. tied Registered datestamp, registration handstamp at left, arrival cancels front and back

£245
Hong Kong (British Post Offices in China) 1917 registered cover to Colchester franked four 4c. and a 10c. tied oval registered date stamps, good quality registration handstamp at left, Liverpool transit backstamp.
Hong Kong (British Post Offices in China) 1917 registered cover to Colchester franked four 4c. and a 10c. tied oval registered date stamps, good quality registration handstamp at left, Liverpool transit backstamp.
Hong Kong

(British Post Offices in China) 1917 registered cover to Colchester franked four 4c. and a 10c. tied oval registered date stamps, good quality registration handstamp at left, Liverpool transit backstamp.

£115
Hong Kong (British Post Offices in China) 1918 (MR 25) company envelope to London franked strip of five 2c. tied Shanghai Br. P.O. /1 cds; light horizontal filing crease
Hong Kong

(British Post Offices in China) 1918 (MR 25) company envelope to London franked strip of five 2c. tied Shanghai Br. P.O. /1 cds; light horizontal filing crease

£95
Barbados (Crown Circle) 1893 stampless cover bearing fine strike Paid At Barbados crown circle with cds at right; small wormhole bottom left, otherwise fine.
Barbados

(Crown Circle) 1893 stampless cover bearing fine strike Paid At Barbados crown circle with cds at right; small wormhole bottom left, otherwise fine.

£85
Aden (Forwarding Agents – Transatlantic Mail) 1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.
Aden (Forwarding Agents – Transatlantic Mail) 1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.
Aden

(Forwarding Agents – Transatlantic Mail) 1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.

£375
Gibraltar (Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.
Gibraltar (Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.
Gibraltar

(Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.

£245
British Levant (Lebanon) 1876 printed envelope of ‘United States Consulate’ to Nebraska, USA, franked at printed matter rate of 2½d., DI, plate 4 tied ‘G06’ obliterator with British Post Office Beyrout cds to right, New York Paid All transit, arrival backstamp. The envelope has top right corner cut to show that contents were eligible for printed matter rate.
British Levant

(Lebanon) 1876 printed envelope of ‘United States Consulate’ to Nebraska, USA, franked at printed matter rate of 2½d., DI, plate 4 tied ‘G06’ obliterator with British Post Office Beyrout cds to right, New York Paid All transit, arrival backstamp. The envelope has top right corner cut to show that contents were eligible for printed matter rate.

£75
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse and faint censor strike at top right.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse and faint censor strike at top right.

£75
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse.

£75
Aden (Maritime Mail) 1868 cover franked Great Britain 1867-80 6d. lilac, plate 6, watermark spray tied by reasonably clear ‘B03’ obliterator, red London Paid cds at left. Endorsed at side “rec’d Aug 14th 68/ from Aden/ July 25th 68”. With RPSL Cert (1995)
Aden

(Maritime Mail) 1868 cover franked Great Britain 1867-80 6d. lilac, plate 6, watermark spray tied by reasonably clear ‘B03’ obliterator, red London Paid cds at left. Endorsed at side “rec’d Aug 14th 68/ from Aden/ July 25th 68”. With RPSL Cert (1995)

£495
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