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1825 entire 'Duporth' to HMS EURYALUS. Postage Not Paid / to London h/s.

1825 (May) entire from 'Duporth' to HMS EURYALUS with boxed 'Postage Not Paid / to London' h/s. [HMS Euryalus was a Royal Navy 36-gun Apollo-class frigate, which saw service in the Battle of Trafalgar] Euryalis rendered assistance to the American brig Charles and Ellen at the island of Milos and stayed for a week, lending some 70 to 80 men to the brig to effect repairs, a kindness acknowledged her Captain, P.R.Bing and two Boston insurance companies, by posting a notice in the National Intelligencer of 23 March 1825. After her return to England Euryalus was converted to a prison hulk for boys. Soiled. Ref: 287-055.

Price: £125.00
1840 (Dec) cover to 'Captain Henderson, HMS Gorgon, Malta'. PAID p/m.

1840 (Dec) cover to 'Captain Henderson, HMS Gorgon, Malta' with PAID p/m. [HMS Gorgon, 1837 Frigate. 3rd. Nov, 1840 bombardment of St. Jean d’Acre. 8th. Dec 1840 had arrived Marmorice Bay, Turkey from England. Ref: 297-019.

Price: £35.00
1854 cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' CHINA

1854 (March) cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' - a former name of Beijing, CHINA. Also circ. LEAMINGTON receipt p/m. to rear. Edward Hay R.N. [Royal Navy] Youngest son of Rear Admiral James Hay. 30 Aug. 1852 made Lieutenant and on 22 March 1858 made Commander. [One of Shannon's Officers, Shannon's Naval Brigade: 2nd China War 1856-60] Ref: 288-045.

Price: £65.00
1865 cover GB to 'Capt. EJ Pollard RN, HMS Royalist, St. Thomas, West Indies'

1865 cover from GB to 'Capt. EJ Pollard RN, HMS "Royalist", St. Thomas, West Indies'. (DANISH WEST INDIES): Commander Edwin John Pollard, North America and West Indies Station with 'DUNKELD/AP15/65 - 118' duplex, London transit b/s in red and s/r. ST. THOMAS receipt p/m. Feb 2nd. 1865 to rear. Pollard invalided 7 July 1865 and then Commanded by Commander Maurice Horatio Nelson. NB: Soiled. Ref: 289-002.

Price: £50.00
1888 Registered Letter GB to 'HMS Alexandra, Mediterranean Squadron'

1888 (Oct) uprated Registered Letter [2d. + 7 1/2d] from GB to 'EA Donaldson Esq. RN, HMS Alexandra, Mediterranean Squadron'. [HMS Alexandra was a central battery ironclad of the Royal Navy] Fault to rear. Ref: 290-119.

Price: £75.00
1890 uprated 'Uniform Penny Postage' cover GB to 'HMS Orlando, Australia'

1890 (2nd. July) uprated 'Uniform Penny Postage' cover and insert from GB to 'Capt. W. J. Eastman RMA, HMS Orlando, Australia'. Royal Marine Artillery. Penny Postage Jubilee / South Kensington p/m. [HMS Orlando 1886: Cruiser 1st Class, Armoured 1890 Flag Ship Australia Station. Includes officers borne for duties with stores at Sydney and the Victorian Naval Defence Force] Ref: 290-027.

Price: £275.00
1891 cover + letter from Royal Marine William Kay, HMS Tauranga. WEYMOUTH p/m

1891 (2nd. April) cover and letter from Royal Marine William Kay on board HMS Tauranga, Portland with WEYMOUTH p/m. Trouble with mail. [HMS Tauranga was a Pearl-class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Vessel was originally named Phoenix. She was launched on 28 Oct. 1889. Renamed on 2 April 1890, as Tauranga as part of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station. She arrived in Sydney on 5 Sept. 1891] Ref: 296-034.

Price: £12.00
1892 Registered Letter GB to 'HMS "Sirius", SE Coast of America'

1892 uprated Registered Letter [2d. + 2 1/2d] from GB to 'HM Ship "Sirius", South East Coast of America Station'. Flagship Cruiser - HMS Sirius was an Apollo-class cruiser of the British Royal Navy served off America from 1892 to 1895. Ref: 288-093.

Price: £100.00
1893 (Aug) cover + letter HMS AURORA to 'General Harrist, Cheltenham'

1893 (Aug) cover and letter from HMS AURORA, Rathmullen to 'General Harrist, Cheltenham'. mss .. "Did you read bathing accident in Standard on 31st Inst. Genl. B's son drowned in trying to save daughter - I must write to Burton". [BURTON FAMILY TOMB: "In loving memory of Geoffrey, Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, youngest son of General E.F. Burton and Georgiana his wife. Drowned saving his sister's life at Happisburgh, Norfolk 29th August 1893 Aged 18 years] Ref: 302-046.

Price: £20.00
1893 (May) cover + letter HMS AURORA. PLYMOUTH p/m. to 'General Harrist'

1893 (May) cover and letter from HMS AURORA with PLYMOUTH p/m. to 'General Harrist, Cheltenham'. mss .. "Went to hospital with typhoid .. state of drains on board". Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth letter heading. Tear. Ref: 302-060.

Price: £10.00
1894 (16th. Nov.) ps PC [10 L] GREECE to GB. 'HMS Rodney, Vols, Greece'

1894 (16th. Nov.) ps PC [10 L] from GREECE to GB with poor p/m. From 'HMS Rodney, Vols, Greece'. Battleship. [Posted to the Mediterranean Fleet from May 1894 until 1897] Ref: 302-018.

Price: £35.00
1894 cover + letter IRELAND to Scotland. BANTRY p/m. 'HMS Onyx, Berehaven'

1894 (July) cover and long letter from IRELAND to Scotland with BANTRY p/m. From 'HMS Onyx, Berehaven' - Torpedo Gunboat. Redirected with GLASGOW and EDINBURGH p/m's to rear. Part flap missing. Ref: 299-038.

Price: £15.00
1895 (Feb) ps [2 1/2d.] cover GB to 'Capt. WE Binney RMLI, HMS "Howe", Malta.

1895 (Feb) ps [2 1/2d.] cover from GB to 'Capt. W.E Binney RMLI, HMS "Howe", Malta with OXFORD p/m. [1895 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet] Folded. Ref: 302-001.

Price: £25.00
1895 cover GB to 'Surgeon Major Morris AMS, SS Warwick Castle, Barbados

1895 (Feb. 11th.) cover GB to 'Surgeon Major Morris AMS, Medical Officer in Charge, SS Warwick Castle, Hired Transport, Due at Barbados on March 3rd', West Indies with s/r. BARBADOS receipt p/m. Feb. 23rd. to rear. The SS Warwick Castle was ordered to Barbados to transport the 1st. West India Regt. to West Africa. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 286-041.

Price: £85.00
1895 cover PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Rio Lima" Lourenco Marques

1895 (April) cover from PORTUGAL endorsed via ship 'Peninsular' with LISBOA p/m. to Navy Canhoneira "Rio Lima" [Gunboat] at Lourenco Marques. EAST AFRICA. mss .. "Received 12 July 9"'. Naval. Ref: 286-104.

Price: £60.00
1897 cover SIBERIA to Germany. 'SMS Aronia' during Korean Crisis conflict

1897 (11th. Feb) cover from SIBERIA to Germany with s/r. KAIS DEUTSCHE / MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. p/m. canc. 10Pf. adhesive. From 'SMS Aronia' during Korean Crisis conflict andanchored at the fortified port of Alexandrovskoe de Castri (opposite Sakhalin Island, 1350km north of Vladivostok). During the period of conflicting Russian and Japanese interests in Korea, Germany gave diplomatic support to Russia, backed by a naval presence. Redirected with WEISSENSEE receipt p/m. Faults. Ref: 286-003.

Price: £100.00
1898 letters 'HMS UNDAUNTED, Chefoo, CHINA' fleet here "we could defy the world"

1898 (8th. and 10th. April) letters from 'HMS UNDAUNTED, Chefoo, CHINA'. Fleet here "we could defy the world. Excellent Fothergill correspondence including drawing. [Independent information: At CHEFOO: 1898, 10th. April - Sunday. Nearly the whole China Squadron here, Centurion, Victorious, Barfleur, Powerful, Narcissus, Edgar, Undaunted, Grafton, Rainbow, Pique, Iphigenia, Daphne, Alacrity, Archer, Phoenix, Algerine, Rattler, Redpole, Hart, Handy, and Fame] NB: Letters only. Ref: 296-009.

Price: £30.00
1899 cover French SOUDAN to Senegal. KAYES p/m. 'Camp de N'Dar Couter'

1899 (Aug) cover from French SOUDAN to Senegal, 'Camp de N'Dar Couter' [West Africa] with d/r. KAYES / SOUDAN FRANCAIS p/m. and circ. French Naval cachet. Also d/r. SENEGAL / St LOUIS p/m. to rear. Occupation. NB: Faults. Ref: 292-144.

Price: £35.00
1899 cover GIBRALTAR to GB. 'HMS NIOBE' escort troop Transports: BOER War

1899 (April) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with HMS "NIOBE" to flap. Niobe sent to Gibraltar to escort troop Transports ferrying reinforcement to the Cape: BOER War. Royal Navy. Ref: 287-136.

Price: £35.00
1900 PPC [HMS Magnifcent] GB to 'c/o The Honble G Lumgair', Mauritius.

1900 PPC [HMS Magnifcent] from GB to 'c/o The Hon'ble G Lumgair', Mauritius with TOTNES p/m. and s/r. receipt p/m. Ref: 294-058.

Price: £10.00