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ATBARA, SUDAN to MALTA postal history
1898 use of Egypt 1p grey ovp'd "SOUDAN" ENVELOPE-LETTER with text headed "Atbara Fort" to Valletta, Malta pmk'd ATBARA 17 AU 98 (short-lived D2), reverse with WADI HALFA 20 VIII 98 (short-lived D4) with MALTA C/SP 7 98 and "10" in oval alongside, the soiled address panel showing SLIEMA B.O. for 10.45AM 7 SP 98, all flaps are open for display.
£115



SLIEMA, Malta postal history
1888 used of QV 1d carmine Post Card written at "Sliema 11/5/88" to a Leipzig bookseller pmk'd Malta "A25" duplex dated C/MY 11 88.
£85



HOBART to AUCKLAND WHARF, NEW ZEALAND, Tasmania postal history
1854 outer lettersheet wmk'd "SALMON 1853" and marked "Per Lusia" to William Davis, Auckland Wharf, New Zealand with cut-to-shape Van Dieman's Land QV 4d bright red-orange, clear engraving lines (SG.5, Cat.1,000, x 6 on cover) pmk'd Hobart numeral "63" showing clear AUCKLAND JY 25 1854/A arrival, both adhesive (small scissor-cut top right) and entire stained but an exceptionally rare destination for this issue.
£825



Wreck of S.S. "Emeu" to Woodford, Kensington, missent Hackney, NEW SOUTH WALES postal history
1857 entire with large part content to a Mrs. Cowell, Belgrave Villa, Wooford, near London with QV 6d slate tied barred oval cancel with fine SYNEY D/SEP 10 1857 displaying upper flap and red LONDON NL/DE 7 57 on address panel, on arrival re-directed Kensington and showing mauscript "Missent to Hackney", some smaller faults.
Sent on the S.S. "Emeu" (under charter of the Australian Royal Mail Co.) which left Sydney on September 11 bound for Suez, but stranded on October 22nd in the Red Sea, on the Guttal el Bunna, a coral reef 120 miles from Jeddah. She was refloated the following day and beached for repairs near Duber Dubb finally reaching Suez on the 3rd November, the mails however having been transferred to the P.&.O S.S. "Madras" which reached Suez on the 19th November (16 days after the "Emeu"!). Paid for delivery in Southampton the cover was sent from Alexandria on the P.&.O "Ripon" arriving December 7th.
£625




BOSTON, USA to VERULAM re-directed GROUTVILLE, UMHLALI P.O., Natal postal history
1879 use of USA 3c PSE uprated with 1c x 2, 10c (15c rate) pmk'd BOSTON, Mass. to a Miss Martha E. Price, Verulam P.O. re-directed Groutville, Umhlali P.O. showing full transit cancels.
Datestamps are Boston NO 23 79, Boston NO 24, London DE 6, Durban 11.1.1880, Verulam No.75 12.1, Verulam No.75 14.1, Durban 14.1, Umhlali No.4 date indistinct.
£375


TURKS ISLANDS to COSTA RICA postal history
1924 foolscap stampless OHMS cover from the Turks Postmaster to the San Jose, Costa Rica Postmaster Gamalul Noriego with purple boxed "POSTAGE/PAID" and FE 19 24 despatch d/ring and reg. oval, some edge faults and missing flap.
£65

MONTSERRAT to COSTA RICA postal history
1922 cover from M. Gunn, Montserrat (flap) to J.G. Noriega, San Jose, Costa Rica with KGV d pair, KGV 1d pmk'd Montserrat A/JY 1 1922 with blue SAN JOSE JUL 27 arrival b/stamp, very slightly trimmed on opening at right.
£48

MEROWI (forgery), Sudan postmark/cancel
(D2, no shading in bottom segment) dated 16 MR 98 on 5m (SG.13), some reverse toning.
£30

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1888 "3d" on QV 4d lilac ovp'd REVENUE (PML.32), fresh unused part gum example, rare as such.
£200

21 used CUREPIPE, Mauritius postmark/cancel
on 1880 QV 8c blue CC wmk (SG.94).
£18

INDIA postal history:
1858 mourning cover front and top flap marked via Marseilles to c/o General Ian James Douglas K.C.B. at Clifton, Bristol with QV anna pale blue pair and two singles plus QV 4 anna black/blue paper tied "94" obliterators with red BOMBAY JY 3 1856 transit displaying on flap, cover edge faults.
£180

41 used ST. PIERRE, Mauritius postmark/cancel
on 1880 QV 17c rose CC wmk (SG.96).
£16


LEBANESE COMMUNITY in DOMINICA postal history
1937 commercial cover with purple ELIAS GEORGE, The NEW LEBANON STORE, Roseau sender's cachet on flap to Kettering, Northants with KGV 1d pmk'd Roseau */10 JU 37.
£24

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1885-86 "1d." in vermilion on QV 1d rose-lilac ovp'd "REVENUE" (PML.24), fine part original gum handstamped "Specimen" (PML.Type II, Samuel SV1).
£425

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1884 QV 1d lilac ovp'd "REVENUE" (PML.18), fine unused, gum traces.
£14

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1890 "6 PENCE" on QV 4d lilac ovp'd "REVENUE" (PML.43), fresh and fine mounted mint.
£325

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1883 THREE PENCE on QV 1d lilac ovp'd "Revenue" Crown CA REVERSED wmk (PML.10), good mounted mint.
£25

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1883 QV 4d bright blue Crown CA wmk P.14, SG.41, Cat.650 (PML.11), good mounted mint.
£120

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1883 QV 1/- vermilion ovp'd "Revenue" P.12 normal Crown CA wmk, SG.45 Cat.150 (PML.13), fresh mounted mint.
£180

ST. VINCENT REVENUE stamps:
1884-86 QV 5/- lilac ovp'd "REVENUE" (PML.23), mounted mint with hinge remains, moderately toned gum.
£225
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