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1778 (April) entire JAMAICA to GB. Per the Winchealsea Man of War

1778 (April) entire from JAMAICA to 'William Philip Perrin', GB endorsed 'Per the Winchealsea, Man of War' with DEAL / SHIP LRE h/s. From 'Ralph Fisher, Kingston, Jamaica'. mss … "Mr. (Malcolm) Laing (Agent for William Perrin) … People have taken liberties and propagated reports of his dangerous situation and even of his death. He is at present down at your Vere Estate". [HMS Winchelsea (32-gun fifth-rate Niger-class frigate. Royal Navy) saw service during the American War of Independence [1775 – 1783] It was reported else ware on the 30th April 1778; an account is filled with news of other ships in the convey of HMS Winchelsea: mail exchange and the news about the war in the colonies and orders to sink all French men of war found in America. JW HATMAN watermarked paper. Ref: 320-044.


Price: £150.00
1799 entire JAMACIA to 'William Philip Perrin', GB. Endorsed 'Original per Westmoreland

1799 (20th. Oct) entire from JAMACIA to 'William Philip Perrin', GB. Endorsed inside 'Original per Westmoreland Packet. Duplicate By Penelope Pkt.' with JAMAICA / 8 DEC 99 h/s. to rear The homeward Packet from the West Indies was the "Westmoreland." She was captured on December 7th. 1799 by a French Privateer of twenty six guns and two hundred and fifty men. In her were lost the duplicates of the letters. HMS ship of the line of the Royal Navy. From "Jaques Laing" of Palmyra, Jamaica. Perrin'- merchant owner of Grange Hall Estate, Jamaica. Slave owner. [Cancelled by Proud PS 10 - Scarcity 2000] Ref: 314-002.


Price: £125.00
1814 entire 'Musselborough Barracks' to '92nd Regt of Foot, London'. "McPherson, was killed"

1814 (29th. April) entire from 'Musselborough Barracks' [East Lothian: Napoleonic Garrison] to 'Bruce Esq. Agent for 92nd Regt of Foot, London' endorsed 'Copy Letter'. mss .. "Sir, I am informed that you are the Army agent for the 92nd. Regt of Foot for Gordon Highlanders. I therefore beg leave to acquaint, that I have been lately informed that a Serjeant James McPherson of the same Regt., was killed in one of the late Engagements between Ld. Wellington's and the French Army in France ….. The said Sergeant McPherson was my brother in law, he joined the 1st. Bn. 92nd. in Spain about 14 months ago, the last letter I had from him was dated 22nd. Dec. 1813 on the Banks of the river Aiduree [ADOUR] in France wherein he tells that at the time there was a balance due to him by the Regt. of about sixteen pound sterling...". [PENINSULAR WAR. Battle of St Pierre: 13th Dec. 1813. Located just east of Bayonne, between the rivers Nive and Adour, in the south-west corner of France, near the Spanish border. Wellington commanded an army of 90,000 British, Portuguese and Spanish troops] Ref: 320-040.


Price: £100.00
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: 320-075.


Price: £40.00
1857 circa. cover to 'Sir Henry Storks, KCB, War Department' From 'Richard Airey'

c.1857 cover with Quarter Master General logo to flap to 'Sir Henry Storks, KCB, War Department' Signed by 'Richard Airey'. STORKS, Sir HENRY KNIGHT: employed at the war office as secretary for military correspondence from 1857 to 1859. was made K.C.B. on 2 Jan. 1857. [Knight Commander of the Bath.] Richard Airey, 1st Baron Airey GCB. [Grand Cross of the Bath] in 1855 he returned to London to become Quartermaster-General to the Forces at home. Ref: 320-070.


Price: £15.00
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: 320-134.


Price: £400.00
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: 320-158.


Price: £65.00
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: 320-136.


Price: £45.00
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" [Portuguese Navy Gunboat] at Lourenco Marques. EAST AFRICA. mss .. "Received 12 July 9"'. Naval. Ref: 320-143.


Price: £60.00
1901 (Feb) cover + letter CHINA to France. Marine Francaise h/s. BOXER Rebellion

1901 (Feb) cover and letter from CHINA to France endorsed 'Corps Expeditionnaire de Chine' with d/r. Marine Francaise / Service a la Mer h/s. From French Navy - 'Anchorage at Chefoo' - BOXER Rebellion: 2nd. Nov 1899 – 7th. Sep 1901. Refers to 'le paquebot le "Sydney" .. "Typhon" and "Brute". Ref: 320-001.


Price: £175.00
1902 PPC ANGLO-BOER WAR to GB. BRITISH ARMY PO 100 p/m.

1902 (April) PPC (Klerksdorp Railway Station) from ANGLO-BOER WAR to GB with d/r. BRITISH ARMY PO 100 p/m. From '12th Brigade Field Hospt., Col Von Donops Column'. [COLONEL VON DONOP'S DISASTER: (London, March 5,1902) DETAILS OF THE FIGHT. SPLENDID CHARGE BY THE BOERS. HEROISM' OF THE NORTHUMBER LAND FUSILIERS: Further particulars which have been received in regard to the disaster to Colonel Von Donor's convoy state that an attempt was made to pack the waggons in the convoy across the road, but that movement failed, owing to the native drivers bolting and the mules stampeding. The guns from the higher ground shelled vigorously until the Boers, charging with tremendous impetus and great spirit, captured the convoy. There were a few minutes of confused fighting, and then all was over] Ref: 320-152.


Price: £50.00
1904 'Feld-Postkarte' PC South West AFRICA to Germany. HERERO Rebellion

1904 'Feld-Postkarte' PC from South West AFRICA to Germany with circ. K.D FELDPOSTEXPED. / SUDWESTAFRICA p/m. HERERO Rebellion period. [The Herero Wars 1904-8 were a series of colonial wars between the German Empire and the Herero people of German South West Africa] Ref: 320-085.


Price: £35.00
1904 Registered cover JAPAN to 'Major RR Mellor, c/o Thomas Cook, Yokohama'

1904 (Dec) Registered cover from JAPAN to 'Major RR Mellor, c/o Thomas Cook & Sons Esq, Yokohama'. From Kobe. During this stay in Japan, he served as an observer in Russo-Japanese War? [2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Captain R. R.Mellor is granted the honorary rank of Major. Dated 10th September, 1904] Ref: 320-147.


Price: £60.00
1904 Registered Letter MAURITIUS to 'HMS Duke of Wellington' redirected to 'HMS Russell'

1904 (Jan) Registered Letter from MAURITIUS to 'Staff Surgeon HA Hardey RN, HMS Duke of Wellington, Plymouth' and redirected to 'HMS Russell, Mediterranean'. NB: Light foxing. Ref: 320-029.


Price: £100.00
1905 Christmas Card EGYPT. '2nd South Stafford Regt'

1905 Christmas Card from EGYPT. '2nd South Stafford Regt'. Ref: 320-159.


Price: £8.00
1906 PPC (Phil May) HONG KONG to GB. "VOTE FOR WOMEN" on shawl

1906 PPC (Phil May) from HONG KONG to GB with d/r. VICTORIA / HONG KONG p/m. and "VOTE FOR WOMEN" on shawl. Policeman says: SHE SPEAKS YET SHE SAYS NOTHING, WHAT OF THAT? HER EYE DISCOURSES, ROM. & JUL. II. II. [Shakespearean reference] The movements shifted sentiments in favour of woman suffrage by 1906. The militant campaign began with the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). mss. .."If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all: Pope". Corner crease. Ref: 320-080.


Price: £35.00
1906 PPC [Military Series: 13th. Hussars Band] GB to France. LONDON m/c.

1906 PPC [Military Series: 13th. Hussars Band] from GB to France with LONDON m/c. Ref: 320-078.


Price: £6.00
1907 PPC [HMT "Plassy"] EGYPT to GB. Port Said p/m. Troopship 'Red Sea'

1907 (March) PPC [HMT "Plassy"] from EGYPT to GB with s/r. Port Said p/m. From Troopship in the 'Red Sea'. Ref: 320-087.


Price: £10.00
1910 circa. unused real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band

c.1910 unused real photo PPC 'ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS' Womens Band. Published Greenock. Ref: 320-081.


Price: £15.00
1911 PPC LIBYA to Torino. POSTA MILITARE / TRIPOLITANIA p/m

1911 (Nov) PPC [Tripoli] from LIBYA to Torino with d/r. POSTA MILITARE / TRIPOLITANIA p/m. Franked 5c TRIPOLI DI BARBERIA adhesive. [Italo-Turkish War: September 29, 1911 – October 18, 1912] Ref: 320-155.


Price: £12.00