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1771 (17th. Sept) entire JAMACIA to GB endorsed 'By HMS Dunkirk' 60 gun ship

1771 (17th. Sept) entire from JAMACIA to 'William Philip Perrin', GB endorsed 'By HMS Dunkirk' with PORTSMOUTH / SHIP LRE h/s. HMS Dunkirk was a 60-gun fourth-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. From "Malcolm Laing" of Kingston, Jamaica. [18th Sep 1718 - 1st Aug 1781] Resident slave-owner, successful merchant, shown as the deceased owner of Spring Valley in St Mary Jamaica 1786-1795. Under the will he left: 2000 currency to his reputed son Robert Laing by Elizabeth Fickle deceased then in England under the care of "William Philip Perrin". In early 1770's sat as a member of the Assembly for St. Thomas in the Vale, Oliver. Jamaican attorney Malcolm Laing worked on the estate of 'William Perrin'. Ref: 314-002.


Price: £150.00
1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth'

1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth' from his father. Mentions his meeting with 'Sir Thomas Hardy' [Nelson fame] and 'Admiral Dundas'. 1842 sailed from Vera Cruz for Halifax: all lost] Letter transcribed. Ref: 314-057.


Price: £60.00
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 dAcre. 8th. Dec 1840 had arrived Marmorice Bay, Turkey from England. Ref: 314-075.


Price: £35.00
1880 (7th. Dec) cover + letter S. AFRICA to GB. lead up to 1st. BOER WAR 16th. Dec.

1880 (7th. Dec) cover and letter from South AFRICA to GB with CAPE TOWN p/m. Lead up to 1st. BOER WAR starting 16th. Dec. 1880. mss .. "The 58th. wont be here for a little while & now the Boers seem to be giving trouble it may be some time longer. The Basutos continue fighting with little result on either side, but the reinforcements should decide matters".
[On 11 Nov. 1880, a hundred armed Boers disrupted an auction, for refusing to pay an illegally inflated tax and assaulted the presiding sheriff. The first shots of the war were fired when this group fought back against government troops who were sent after them. After the Transvaal formally declared independence from the United Kingdom, the war began on 16 Dec. 1880]
From '[Lieutenant (Captain) W.R.H. Crauford of the 91st Highlanders' was present at the battle of Gingindlovu, the relief of Eshowe, and commanded the convoys of the column during the advance of Crealock's Division to Port Durnford. [William Reginald Houison Crauford: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL. South Africa Medal 1877-79 with clasp '1879'] Ref: 314-060.


Price: £150.00
1900 (Jan) cover from GB to Russia regarding BOER WAR news.

1900 (25th. Jan) cover from GB to Russia regarding BOER WAR: Good news from the War, although a great number killed. However General Warren has gained ground and fought a terrible battle. (The Battle of Spion Kop 23-24th Jan) "Warren only 20 miles from Ladysmith" endorsed to flap. [From Sir Alfred Milner, British statesman and colonial administrator] The Second Boer War broke out Oct. 1899. Ref: 314-005.


Price: £20.00
1900 (May) cover BOER WAR to 'VIII th. Battalion, 23rd. Co., Imperial Yeomanry'

1900 (May) cover BOER WAR to 'CHB Hesketh, VIII th. Battalion, 23rd. Co., Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa' with s/r. BELMONT / CGH receipt p/m. to rear. [Towards the end of April 1900, Lord Roberts sanctioned the formation of a small column under Sir Charles Warren to subdue the Boers in Griqualand West and British Bechuanaland. Included in this force of 2 000 infantry and some artillery were the 23rd and 24th companies of the 8th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry] C.H. BIBBY-HESKETH, Lieutenant. Ref: 314-024.


Price: £20.00
1900 PPC (Theatre de la Guerre. L'oncle Paul, le kanguroo boxant) FRANCE

1900 PPC (Theatre de la Guerre: L'oncle Paul, le kanguroo boxant) from FRANCE with d/r. PARIS p/m. and COMPIEGNE receipt p/m. BOXER WAR. Ref: 314-096.


Price: £15.00
1901 cover BOER War to Canada. Taxed and censored

1901 cover from the BOER War to Canada with d/r. HEIDELBURG p/m. and Taxed. Also oval PASSED BY (CENSOR) h/s. Ex. Canadian Contigent with circ. PETITCODIAC receipt p/m. Ref: 314-136.


Price: £60.00
1901 Registered Letter BOER War to Natal. FPO 41 British Army S. Africa

1901 (Sept) Registered Letter from the BOER War to Natal with d/r. FPO 41 British Army S. Africa p/m. Trimmed. Ref: 314-091.


Price: £20.00
1902 cover BOER War to Canada with PASSED PRESS CENSOR h/s

1902 cover from the BOER War to Canada with d/r. PRETORIA p/m. and tri. PASSED PRESS CENSOR h/s. Endorsed from 'R.C.J' - RC Jones with s/r. TORONTO receipt p/m. Ex. Canadian Contingent. Corner nick. Ref: 314-135.


Price: £45.00
1902 cover GB to 'Capt. Renny, 1st. South Stafford R, Field Force, South Africa'

1902 (July) cover from GB to 'Capt. Renny, 1st. South Stafford R, Field Force, South Africa'. [2nd. Boer War ended 31st. May 1902] Ref: 314-025.


Price: £6.00
1902 ps [4 Cent] PC HONG KONG to 'Captain, 9th. Colonial Hanoi'

1902 ps [4 Cent RATE] PC from HONG KONG with d/r. VICTORIA p/m. (May 9th) to 'Captain, 9th. Colonial Hanoi' and d/r. HANOI / TONKIN receipt p/m. Ref: 314-090.


Price: £60.00
1902 Registered cover BOER War to GB. 'F Madan Lieut 74th Sqd. IY'

1902 Registered uprated ps cover from the BOER War to GB with KIMBERLEY p/m. and boxed PBC h/s. From 'F Madan Lieut 74th Sqd. IY'. [Imperial Yeomanry - British Army] Ref: 314-129.


Price: £25.00
1903 cover + letter HMS Indefatigable, Ireland Island, BERMUDA to GB.

1903 (April) cover and long letter from HMS Indefatigable, Ireland Island, BERMUDA, West Indies to GB. [HMS Indefatigable, 2nd Class Cruiser, Apollo Class. 1896-1904 N America and West Indies Station] Ref: 314-076.


Price: £45.00
1907 PPC AUSTRALIA to 'RAMC, Tientsin, China' FPO No. 4 p/m.

1907 PPC (Sydney) from AUSTRALIA to 'Sergt Cantrell, RAMC, Tientsin, CHINA' with s/r. ARMIDALE / NSW p/m. and d/r. Indian FPO 4 receipt p/m. CEF: Chinese Expeditionary Force. Also d/r. VICTORIA / HONG KONG transit p/m. [Royal Army Medical Corps] Ref: 314-094.


Price: £35.00
1912 ps cover VIETNAM to 'Paul Grossin, Colonel de Gendarmerie, France

1912 ps cover from VIETNAM to 'Monsieur Paul Grossin, Colonel de Gendarmerie, 4th. Legion, France with d/r. HAIPHONG / TONKIN p/m. to rear. 5c INDO-CHINE postal stationary envelope. Also s/r. SARTHE receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 314-105.


Price: £20.00
1913 PPC GB to '2.M.Sys W Howard, AOC, Tientsin, North CHINA'

1913 PPC [Dover] from GB to '2.M.Sgs W Howard, AOC, Tientsin, North China' [Army Ordnance Corps] with d/r. Indian BASE OFFICE B / DELY receipt p/m. CEF: Chinese Expeditionary Force. Ref: 314-095.


Price: £50.00
1914 (11th. Sept) New Zealand 'OHMS' cover SAMOA to GB. Invasion of German Samoa

1914 (11th. Sept) New Zealand 'OHMS' cover from SAMOA to GB endorsed 'On Active Service RBN' with d/r. APIA / SAMOA p/m. Samoa Expeditionary Force (SEF) Invasion of German Samoa by small New Zealand Contingent on 29th. Aug. 1914. The wireless station was protected by a 80 German-officered constabulary of a few dozen men. mss .. "We took Apia without firing a shot .. We only have a ship leaving here about every six weeks or so". Ref: 314-001.


Price: £250.00
1914 (Aug) real photo PPC MEXICO to USA. USS GEORGIA p/m. 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'

1914 (Aug) real photo of sailors PPC from MEXICO to USA with USS GEORGIA p/m. at 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'. [In 1914 she cruised in Mexican waters to protect American interests during the MEXICAN REVOLUTION in the troubled Vera Cruz-Tampico area] Ref: 314-026.


Price: £25.00
1914 circa. PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] 'HMS New Zealand' to GB. RFHMS p/m.

c.1914 PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] from 'HMS New Zealand' to GB with RFHMS p/m. From 'Jim Adams'? Ref: 314-071.


Price: £15.00