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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: 313-152.


Price: £500.00
1860 cover to 'Captain Curtis, 8th. Regt. M.N.I., Mangalore, Madras Presidency'

1860 cover to 'Captain Curtis, 8th. Regt. M.N.I., Mangalore, Madras Presidency' [6d RATE] endorsed 'Per Steamer via Southampton & Bombay' with weak circ. MANGALORE receipt p/m. to rear. [Madras Native Infantry] Ref: 313-018.


Price: £30.00
1882 letter EGYPT. Sir EB Malit KCB re: Intellegence Depot

1882 letter (embossed HRMS Agency / Cairo) EGYPT from Sir EB Malit KCB thanking English Gvt. for services in Intelligence Depot of Expeditionary Force in Egypt. Ref: 313-151. "HRMS AGENCY CAIRO (embossed) Cairo, November 1882. Sir, Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for War has expressed a wish that the thanks of Her Majesty’s Government should be conveyed to Sir Frederick Goldsmid and the other gentlemen who formed the Intelligence Department at Alexandria. I have accordingly been instructed by Gibson Esq. Director General du Cadestre. by Lord Granville to thank you in the
name of Her Majesty’s Government for the
zeal and ability you displayed when
acting under Sir F Goldsmid’s orders, in
the collection of information from all
available sources for the use of the officers
in Command of Her Majesty’s troops
I am, Sir
Your most obedient
Humble servant
EB Malit"


Price: £45.00
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: 313-082.


Price: £12.00
1900 cover GB to 'Sir Alfred Milner, The Governor of Cape Colony, Cape Town'

1900 (April) cover from GB to 'Sir Alfred Milner, The Governor of Cape Colony, Cape Town' with d/r. CAPE TOWN receipt p/m. to rear. [British statesman and colonial administrator] The Second Boer War broke out Oct. 1899. NB: Very roughly opened. Ref: 313-027.


Price: £10.00
1900 ps PC BOER WAR to Canada. BRITISH ARMY FPO p/m

1900 (Dec) uprated postal stationary PC from the BOER WAR to Canada with s/r. BRITISH ARMY FPO p/m. From HC, Bloemfontien, ORC' [H Cooper?] mss .. "No orders yet about moving .. regret coming out here .. Ive dogged (sic) so many bullets". Canadian Contingent. Soiled. Ref: 313-135.


Price: £35.00
1900 unused PPC BOER War. Queen Victoria as Sphinx Albion + Chamberlain

1900 unused PPC BOER War. Queen Victoria as Sphinx Albion and Chamberlain. Postal card in protestation of the English war against Transvaal. Mortality - Humanity - Liberty. Ref: 313-026.


Price: £20.00
1901 ps PC BOER WAR 'Our Brigade has just come down from Zululand'

1901 (Oct) postal stationary PC from the BOER WAR to GB with d/r. DURMAN / NATAL p/m. mss .. "Our Brigade has just come down from Zululand were about 75% of us got fever. We were a week at Eshowe .. where Gen. Elliot is waiting for us. .. I heard Milner's speach yesterday". Ref: 313-134.


Price: £35.00
1901 Registered Letter BOER War. ARMY PO 50 / S. AFRICA p/m.

1901 Registered Letter from the BOER War with s/r. ARMY PO 50 / S. AFRICA p/m. abd tri. PASSED PRESS CENSOR / PRETORIA h/s. Also s/r. CRADDOCK receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 313-142.


Price: £9.00
1902 ps PC S. AFRICA to 'Lieut. Arthur Hagwell, The Royal Regiment of Skaraborg, Sweden'

1902 ps PC S. AFRICA to 'Lieut. Arthur Hagwell, The Royal Regiment of Skaraborg, Skahl, Karlstad, Sweden' with oval PASSED CENSOR / JOHANESBURG h/s. with receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 313-062.


Price: £10.00
1912 (Dec) PPC LIBYA to Corino. POSTA MILITARE / BENGASI p/m

1912 (Dec) PPC [Bengasi] from LIBYA to Corino with d/r. POSTA MILITARE / BENGASI p/m. [Italo-Turkish War: September 29, 1911 – October 18, 1912] Ref: 313-113.


Price: £7.00
1912 circa. real photo PPC 'Steamer "TITANIC" with ESSEX p/m.

c.1912 real photo PPC [Regent Series] of 'White Star Steamer "TITANIC" which sank on April 15th 1912' with s/r. ESSEX p/m. From 'Ongar'. NB: Most of adhesive removed and faults to photo. Ref: 313-139.


Price: £15.00
1912 cover SENEGAL to 'Commt. la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans'

1912 (Aug) cover from SENEGAL to 'Colonel Grossin, Commt. la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans' [France] with s/r. DAKAR p/m. Redirected with s/r. LE MANS / SARTHE p/m. and s/r. SENONCHES receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 313-119.


Price: £20.00
1913 (Feb) PPC HMT REWA to GB with d/r. LONDON 176 p/m. 'Port Said'

1913 (Feb) PPC from HMT REWA to GB with d/r. LONDON 176 p/m. Troopship. From 'Port Said'. [In Feb. 1913 the transport “Rewa” entered the Suez Canal carrying the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment homeward bound from Karachi] Ref: 313-071.


Price: £9.00
1913 cover MADAGASCAR to 'Commandant la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans'

1913 (Feb) cover from MADAGASCAR to 'Monsieur le Colonel Grossin, Commandant la 4th. Legion de Gendarmerier, Le Mans' [France] with s/r. TANANARIVE p/m. and s/r. LE MANS / SARTHE receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Part flap missing Ref: 313-118.


Price: £35.00
1914 (Jan) PPC MEXICO to USA. 'USS Rhode Island, Vera Cruz, Mexico'

1914 (7th. Jan) PPC from MEXICO to USA with d/r. VERACRUZ p/m. From 'USS Rhode Island, Vera Cruz, Mexico'. [The US Navy began to become increasingly involved in the MEXICON REVOLUTION; in late 1913 USS Rhode Island cruised off Veracruz, Tampico, and Tuxpan to protect American nationals in the country] Ref: 313-045.


Price: £25.00
1914 (Sept) ps Field Service PC Western Front to GB. FPO 11 p/m. 'A. Arnold'

1914 (Sept) ps Field Service PC from the Western Front to GB with s/r. FPO 11 p/m. From 'A. Arnold'. Also unused example. Ref: 313-009.


Price: £10.00
1914 PPC to 'Sgt. & Mrs. Currey, 16 HM Prison Staff Qrs., Aldershot'

1914 PPC [Real photo 'SOMERSET RHA] to 'Sgt. & Mrs. Currey, 16 HM Prison Staff Qrs., Marlborough Lines, Aldershot' with d/r. EGHAM p/m. Ref: 313-006.


Price: £6.00
1914-15 POW cover GB to USA. 'George Mayer, Alexandra Palace'. s/r. 'P.C.' h/s.

1914-15 printed POW cover from GB to USA with s/r. POST FREE / P.C. / PRISONER OF WAR h/s. and No charge for postage Prisoner / of War Mail New York, N.Y. h/s. From 'Company Leader George Mayer, Alexandra Palace'. [George Mayer was interned as an enemy alien in Alexandra Palace, London from 1915-1916. He was a Czech national who came to England in the 1890s. He entered 'service' and became butler to the aristocracy. It is believed that he was asked to serve personally King Edward VII when the monarch was entertained at the German and/or French embassies] Ref: 313-051.


Price: £35.00
1914-18 cover 'HMS Minotaur' to Scotland. PASSED BY / CENSOR / A.R.U h/s.

1914-18 cover from 'HMS Minotaur' to Scotland with dumb m/c. and PASSED BY / CENSOR / A.R.U h/s. - Gould 3A5. AR Upton Surgeon. Also real photo of ship. Faults. Ref: 313-096.


Price: £15.00