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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
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
Malta  (Village Postmark) 1912 small calling card size envelope used locally franked on reverse ½d. tied Melleha cds, Valetta transit alongside.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1912 small calling card size envelope used locally franked on reverse ½d. tied Melleha cds, Valetta transit alongside.

£75
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
Gibraltar  1899 wrapper to Fiume, Hungary franked by Gibraltar ½d. single and gutter block of four, each with Greenock cds, straight-line ‘Paquebot’ handstamp, an unusual cover from this Shipping Line.
Gibraltar

1899 wrapper to Fiume, Hungary franked by Gibraltar ½d. single and gutter block of four, each with Greenock cds, straight-line ‘Paquebot’ handstamp, an unusual cover from this Shipping Line.

£125
British East Africa  1922 registered internal Mombasa cover franked at a 44c rate (double weight plus registration) by eleven of the ‘Swift Press’ surcharged 4 Cents on 6c. Certificate of Posting form adhered on reverse; some slight tones.
British East Africa  1922 registered internal Mombasa cover franked at a 44c rate (double weight plus registration) by eleven of the ‘Swift Press’ surcharged 4 Cents on 6c. Certificate of Posting form adhered on reverse; some slight tones.
British East Africa

1922 registered internal Mombasa cover franked at a 44c rate (double weight plus registration) by eleven of the ‘Swift Press’ surcharged 4 Cents on 6c. Certificate of Posting form adhered on reverse; some slight tones.

£65
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
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 (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
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
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 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
China (British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.
China (British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.
China

(British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.

£695
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
Malta (Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two  disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.
Malta (Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two  disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.
Malta

(Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.

£85
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1950 telegramme stamped on reverse with  5 Shillings on 5/- and 10 shillings on 10/- tied  Asmara Telegrafo cds, stamps with perfin
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1950 telegramme stamped on reverse with 5 Shillings on 5/- and 10 shillings on 10/- tied Asmara Telegrafo cds, stamps with perfin

£95
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with  10c. on 1d., 1s. on 1/- pair and 10 shillings on 10/- tied  Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with 10c. on 1d., 1s. on 1/- pair and 10 shillings on 10/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.

£115
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