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Up to 1914

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1817 entire JAMAICA to 'New York' endorsed 'Brig Margaret. Capt. George Bell'

1817 (March) entire from JAMAICA to 'New York' endorsed 'Brig Margaret. Capt. George Bell'. From 'Campbell Ellis, Falmouth, Jamaica' regarding "One hundred Puncheons of Rum". Faults. Ref: 293-032.


Price: £65.00
1822 front to Salsbury. Signed by 'Palmerston' - 1809 to 1828 Secretary at War

1822 (Sept) front to Salsbury. Signed by 'Palmerston' - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC, FRS. Served twice as Prime Minister. 1809 to 1828, served as Secretary at War - ran the War Office. Signature. Autograph. NB: FRONT only. Ref: 303-007.


Price: £65.00
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: 304-100.


Price: £120.00
1830 front London to 'Right Hon'ble Lord Ruthven, Freeland House, Perth'

1830 (27th. Feb) front from London with FREE mark to 'Right Hon'ble Lord Ruthven, Freeland House, Perth' and redirected to 'Pencaitland by Tranent. From 'RJ Chichester. NB: FRONT only. Ref: 303-005.


Price: £5.00
1838 (29th. Aug) front IRELAND to London signed by Daniel O'Connell. Free Mark

1838 (1st. Sept.) front from IRELAND to London and signed by "Daniel O'Connell" with CORK Free Mark. Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament. [The TITHE WAR: O'Connell rejected William Sharman Crawford's call for the complete abolition of tithes in 1838] Signature. Autograph. NB: FRONT only. Ref: 303-001.


Price: £150.00
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
1843 entire IRELAND to 'The Earle of Haddington, First Lord of the Admiralty'

1843 (April) entire from IRELAND to 'The Earle of Haddington, First Lord of the Admiralty, London' regarding the death of seaman serving on HMS Herald, China - involved in the First Anglo-Chinese War. Mrs C. Burns requesting details of a will made by 'John Dumphey alias Murphy .. in the Military Hospital of Macoa in China and duly attested by Surgeon Allen and Mr Diamond'.

[John Dumphey, aged 44, Able Seaman belonged to HMS Herald; taken ill in Canton River; sick or hurt, intermittent fever quotidien; put on sick list 30 Aug. 1841, died 25 Oct. 1841]

Including written response drafted inside from The Earl. The original entire was from the Navy (Office of Inspectors of Seaman's Wills) dated Jan. 1843. [For margined SG8 1d. tied by very fine Cootehill Maltese Cross] The First Sino British War, or Opium War. HMS Herald was paid off at Chatham in May 1842. Ref: 296-150.


Price: £500.00
Market price: £600.00 save 17%
1853 outer GB to Australia 'per Sea Snake'. Migrant ship. ADELAIDE p/m.

1853 entire from GB to 'Mr Edwd. Montgomery Martin', South Australia endorsed 'per Sea Snake. 9 Nov 1853' with circ. GPO / ADELAIDE SA receipt p/m. [Feb 9 1954] Migrant Ship for South Australia:- SEA SNAKE arrived Port Adelaide, 09.02.1854. left Liverpool 10.11.1853 with Capt. Gilbert, C. Message inside from 'Mother Susanna Martin'. [Ann and Edward Montgomery Martin and their 7 children came to S. Australia in 1851 on the "Anglia", a three-masted barque. This migration was undertaken to escape the official discrimination in England against people of dissenting religions] NB: Worm damage. Ref: 295-103.


Price: £60.00
1857 (Aug) cover GB to 'Lt Col Gosling, Comg 10th Reg M.N.I., Rangoon'

1857 (Aug) cover and letter from GB to care of 'Lt Col Gosling, Comg. 10th. Regt. M.N.I., Rangoon, [BURMA] via Calcutta' [Madras Native Infantry] with d/r. CAL receipt p/m. (Oct). Post Paid 1/-. INDIAN MUTINY 1857-59. 10th Madras Native Infantry. From 1796 there was always a lieutenant colonel on strength, but as he often served away from the unit the list below shows the senior officer present, who actually commanded: 10th Madras Native Infantry: Lt Col Henry Charles Gosling (Maj Gen) c.1857 -1866. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 302-120.


Price: £100.00
1857 (Nov) cover + letter GB to care of 'Lt Col Gosling, Comg. 10th. Regt. M.N.I.

1857 (Nov) cover and letter from GB to care of 'Lt Col Gosling, Comg. 10th. Regt. M.N.I., Rangoon, [BURMA] via Calcutta' [Madras Native Infantry] with d/r. CAL receipt p/m. (Dec). Post Paid 9d. INDIAN MUTINY 1857-59. 10th Madras Native Infantry. From 1796 there was always a lieutenant colonel on strength, but as he often served away from the unit the list below shows the senior officer present, who actually commanded: 10th Madras Native Infantry: Lt Col Henry Charles Gosling (Maj Gen) c.1857 -1866. Ref: 295-129.


Price: £150.00
1857 cover + letter from 'Lord Panmure' Secretary of State for War

1857 (Dec) cover and letter from 'Lord Panmure' Secretary of State for War to 'Charles Cowan, MP' with circ. PAID p/m. [Lord Panmure: Early 1855, he joined Lord Palmerston's cabinet, filling the new office of Secretary of State for War. Lord Panmure held this office until February 1858. He was at the War Office during the concluding period of the Crimean War, and met a good deal of criticism] Ref: 304-144.


Price: £35.00
1857 cover HONG KONG to GB. Abraham Lennox Crimea VC holder

1857 cover from HONG KONG to 'Lady Arthur Lennox', GB and initialled in corner 'AL': Abraham Lennox. Also endorsed "Hong Kong 24th. Aug. '57"and s/r. 3rd. Nov. 1857 receipt p/m. to rear.

OVERSEAS INVESTITURE OF THE VC in HONG KONG by GOC Hong Kong, Lieutenant General T. Ashburton to Lieutenant Abraham LENNOX, Royal Engineers.

[Lt. Col. Wilbraham Oates Lennox (1830-1897), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour at the siege of Sebastopol]. He was the fourth son of Lieut.-Col. Lord George Lennox (1793-1873), brother of Lord Arthur Lennox. The cover was to his wife 'Lady Arthur Lennox'.

[He joined the Royal Engineers as a 2nd lieutenant on 27 June 1848. He landed in the Crimea on 30 September 1854 and served there with the army until it reembarked in June 1856. He was present throughout the seige and capture of Sebestopol, gaining the VICTORIA CROSS** for valour during the capture of some rifle pits. He subsequently served in India during the Mutiny and was present at the relief of Lucknow. Ref: 303-110.


Price: £400.00
1858 cover GB to 'HM 97th. Regiment, Lucknow, India. Indian Mutiny

1858 (8th. May) cover from GB to 'Captain, HM 97th. Regiment, Lucknow, India with d/r. LUCKNOW receipt p/m. [15th. June]. April 1858 they joined the British forces that lifted the SIEGE of Lucknow. The regiment subsequently took part in minor operations at Fort Nusrutpore, Chanda, Umeerpore and Sultanpore. Indian Mutiny. Three-colour franking. Part flap missing. Ref: 294-086.


Price: £150.00
1859 cover GB to 'Capt. Rickalds, Commandant Mahairwarra, India'

1859 (Sept) cover [6d. RATE] GB to 'Capt. Rickalds, Commandant Mahairwarra, Local Battalion, Beaur, India' with s/r. INDORE receipt p/m. Ref: 294-117.


Price: £40.00
1863 cover GB to 'Lt Col Dickinson, Royal Engineers, Bombay' India

1863 cover from GB to 'Lt Col Dickinson, Royal Engineers, Bombay' India with GLOS 757 p/m. [10d. RATE: 2 x 2d. blue (plate 9) and 6d. (plate 3)] Ref: 303-144.


Price: £65.00
1863 cover IRELAND to England. CURRAGH CAMP 445 Duplex p/m.

1863 (Nov) cover from IRELAND to England with CURRAGH CAMP 445 Duplex p/m. Permanent Camp in Curragh in Co. Kildare sought in 1864. Ref: 294-107.


Price: £10.00
1865 cover GB to '4th Batt. 60th Royal Rifles, Montreal, CANADA'

1865 (April) cover from GB to 'Lt. Colonel BE Ward, 4th Batt. 60th Royal Rifles, Montreal, CANADA' with s/r. GOREY p/m. and circ. MONTREAL receipt p/m. 2d. blue plate 9 (SG 45) and 6d lilac (SG 84) tied '234' barred numeral. [Lt. Colonel B. E. Ward: served as Aide de Camp to Colonel Viscount Melville during the campaign in the Punjab of 1848-49, including the second siege operations before Mooltan, and battle of Gujarat (Medal with two Clasps). Served with a Detachment of the 60th Rifles during operations in the Euzofzie country in Dec. 18th, and acted as StaQm Officer to the European portion of the force sent against the Afridi's in the Kohat Pass in Feb. 1850 (Medal with Clasp)] Part flap missing. Ref: 303-115.


Price: £45.00
1866 OHMS cover printed '5th West York Regiment' KNARESBORO p/m

1866 OHMS cover printed '5th West York Regiment' with s/r. KNARESBORO and WAKEFIELD receipt p/m. 1d. rate adhesive (EJ/JE, plate 74) Ref: 305-114.


Price: £20.00
1870 l/s's FRANCE. Civilian mail in un-occupied area during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War

1870 (Sept. - Oct.) printed l/s's [3 No.] from Lille, FRANCE to 'Boulogne'. Civilian mail in un-occupied area during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War: July 19, 1870 – May 10, 1871. Ref: 305-081.


Price: £20.00
1870 printed l/s. FRANCE. Civilian mail during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War

1870 (Oct) printed l/s. from FRANCE to Boulogne with d/r. LILLE p/m. Civilian mail in un-occupied area during FRANCO-PRUSSIAN War. [From July 19, 1870 – May 10, 1871] Ref: 304-118.


Price: £15.00