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1856 cover + letter from 'HMS Cressy' to 'HMS Esk, Plymouth' redirected

1856 (June) cover and letter from 'HMS Cressy, Sherness' to 'HMS Esk, Plymouth' and redirected to South America with 'RETURNED FOR POSTAGE / THE AMOUNT / DEFICIENT' h/s. HMS Esk: Corvette in Oct. 1856 went to China to reinforce the squadron there. SECOND CHINA WAR. Ref: 289-081.

Price: £135.00
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
1898 Registered Letter QUETTA to '1st Hampshire Regt, Mooltan'

1898 Registered Letter from QUETTA to '1st Hampshire Regt, Mooltan' with s/r. MOOLTAN receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 289-088.

Price: £18.00
1905 ps PC's AUSTRALIA to 'Lieut Cardale RM, HMS Torch'. [3 No.]

1905 ps PC's [3 No.] from AUSTRALIA to 'Lieut Cardale RM, HMS Torch' with s/r. SYDNEY, PONTVILLE / TASMANIA and HOBART p/m's. mss. to one 'Parcel leaving per SS "Westralia" today'. [HMS Torch was an Alert-class sloop of the Royal Navy and joined the Australian Station in February 1897] Creased, hinge remains. Ref: 289-054.

Price: £25.00
1909 PPC (Melilla) GIBRALTAR to GB. Autominus city of SPAIN

1909 (30th. Sept) PPC [Melilla - soldiers] from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. GIBRALTAR p/m. Melilla: Autominus city of SPAIN - an enclave - Morocco. Message refers to war. In 1908 two companies, under the protection of El Roghi, a chieftain then ruling the Rif region, started mining lead and iron some 20 kilometres from Melilla. In October 1908 the Roghi's vassals revolted against him and raided the mines, which remained closed until June 1909. By July the workmen were again attacked and several of them killed. Severe fighting between the Spaniards and the tribesmen followed. Ref: 289-080.

Price: £45.00
1909 uprated Registered Letter GB to 'Capt AM Delaware, BERMUDA'

1909 uprated Registered Letter from GB to 'Capt AM Delaware ASC, Headquarters, Prospect, BERMUDA' with 'A & N CSL / No. 13 Dept' wax seal. [Army and Navy] Part d/r. BERMUDA receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 289-078.

Price: £50.00
1911 cover CHINA to GB endorsed 'Via Siberia'. Indian FPO No. 1 p/m.

1911 (15th. Sept) cover from CHINA to GB endorsed 'Via Siberia' with d/r. Indian FPO No. 1 p/m. with CEF o/p. to One Anna adhesives. Chinese Expeditionary Force. To: ‘RMB Otter-Barry Esq.’ September 11th. 1911. Peking Legations. My dearest Father, The attaché has recommended me to stay on & forwarded on my report on Mongolia. In the covering letter of the latter he again recommended me to stay on, saying I deserve credit for it, and the Minister here endorsed his recommendation. He seems very pleased with my report, and so they ought to be as it cost me £60 and nearly 4 months toil altogether. Phoebe and I went for a Saturday to Monday picnic in the hills 27 miles away last weekend - with the Russian Minister, his daughter, a Russian officer and another Russian lady Perry-Ayscough and a man called George. It was very jolly. P rode with me and the pony strained for her, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and also my talk with the Russian Minister which rather opened my eyes about the Chinese Russian question. They look upon Mongolia as a buffer state & say it is really under Mongolian Rule, which is as a matter of fact a "lie" as it is ruled purely by Chinese officials and Mongolian Princes have no authority whatsoever.  WITH THE RUSSIANS IN MONGOLIA: Perry-Ayscough of the Chinese Postal Service, FRGS, and Capt. Otter-Barry (B. 1879) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, FRGS, [Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society ]travelled through Mongolia at different times, the latter in 1911, just before the Chinese Revolution. Ref: 289-050

Price: £500.00
1914 circa. cover FRANCE to 'No. 1 Remount, Island Bridge Bks., Dublin, Ireland'

c.1914 cover from FRANCE to 'No. 1 Remount, Island Bridge Bks., Dublin, Ireland' with PASSED BY CENSOR No. 549 h/s. Ref: 289-024.

Price: £10.00
1914 POW cover GB to France. POST FREE 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'

1914 (Dec) POW cover from GB to 'Lieutenant Colonel Francois Bellanger', France with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and part circ. POST FREE h/s. Also s/r. P.C h/s. From 'Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth'. Ref: 289-009.

Price: £45.00
1914-18 cover GB to 'Serg. T Roudel, R.A.M. Corps' GERMANY

1914-18 cover from GB to 'Serg. T Roudel, R.A.M. Corps., British Prisoner of War' with boxed POW / INFORMATION BUREAU / BERLIN h/s. - GERMANY. Also circ. POST FREE / PC h/s. and Zurück Aufenthalt Suit nicht ermittelt h/s. Ref: 289-132.

Price: £75.00

c. 1915 PPC from GREECE to GB with RFHMS and unframed PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS CORNWALLIS h/s. [In Jan. 1915, Cornwallis was ordered to the Dardanelles and left 20 Dec. 1915] Ref: 289-008.

Price: £45.00
1915 cover EGYPT to GB. Indian BASE OFFICE G p/m. censored

1915 cover from EGYPT to GB with d/r. Indian BASE OFFICE G p/m. and circ. PASSED BY CENSOR / INDIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 113 cachet in blue. Ref: 289-142.

Price: £18.00
1915 cover RFHMS m/c. to GB oval WAR OFFICE POSTAL CENSOR h/s

1915 (June) embossed cover with RFHMS m/c. to GB and oval WAR OFFICE / POSTAL CENSOR h/s. Endorsed from 'RFK Dexter'. [2nd Lt., R. F. K. Dexter, from. Notts. & Derby] Ref: 289-085.

Price: £9.00
1915 OHMS cover EGYPT to India. Indian FPO 29 p/m. CENSOR 31 h/s.

1915 (March) OHMS cover from EGYPT to India with d/r. Indian FPO 29 p/m. and circ. (PASSED) BY CENSOR 31 h/s. Ref: 289-016.

Price: £12.00
1915 PPC (H.I.M Battle-Cruier "HARUNA") JAPAN to Bangkok

1915 (Dec) PPC (H.I.M Battle-Cruier "HARUNA") from JAPAN to 'SS Kumakata Maru, c/o Imp. Japanese Legation, Bangkok' with circ. SINGAPORE transit p/m. and d/r. BANGKOK receipt p/m. [Haruna: On 13 December 1915, after eight months of trials, she was assigned to the Third Battleship Division of the Second Fleet] Small nick to adhesive. Ref: 289-128.

Price: £45.00
1915 PPC ADEN to GB. ADEN-CAMP p/m. and LONDON PAID receipt p/m.

1915 (Jan) PPC from ADEN to GB endorsed 'On Active Service' with d/r. ADEN-CAMP p/m. and circ. LONDON PAID receipt p/m. Ref: 289-007.

Price: £35.00
1916 (Feb) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. Z AND W TPO p/m.

1916 (Feb) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. Z AND W TPO p/m. [Travelling Post Office - Alexandria to Dabaa] Faults. Ref: 289-046.

Price: £40.00
1916 circa. unused advertising PPC. Transport "KARROO" A.10

c.1916 unused advertising PPC. Transport "KARROO" A.10 for WG Deuchar - Agent, 12-14 Loftus St. Sydney, Australia. Ref: 289-100.

Price: £10.00
1916 cover MALAYA to India. PASSED BY CENSOR / MADRAS h/s.

1916 cover from MALAYA to India with d/r. SEREBAN p/m. and circ. PASSED BY CENSOR / MADRAS h/s. Also s/r. '4' censor h/s. NB: Repaired and trimmed. Ref: 289-129.

Price: £12.00
1916 PPC CEYLON to Australia. HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire

1916 (April) PPC from CEYLON to Australia with s/r. AUSTRALIAN IMP FORCES / BPO p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Also 'Convoy 19' in pencil. From HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire. Ref: 289-101.

Price: £40.00