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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
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Date: 29th September 2017 Time: 11:00AM
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1252
  1685-1839 Written up exhibit collection illustrating the development of the postal service in Scotland, showing the use of Scottish mileages and rates, introduction of postal markings, free franking extended to Scotland, union with England, alterations in rates and charging, foreign branch, penny posts, development of postal routes and cross posts, Scottish 1/2d wheel tax, evasion of postage, etc. The exhibit includes 1683 Post Office Act, 1693 entire letter to Banff redirected to Aberdeen, 1695 entire letter from London to Glasgow with manuscript "Ed" and "5d" on reverse, 1693 entire letter to Rotterdam with fine early "OC/31" Edinburgh Bishop Mark and manuscript "pd 5d to Lond", 1714 and 1720 free entire letters with red Edinburgh Bishop marks, 1716 entire letter from Berwick finely addressed "for the honord the Lady Kirkconnell the Elder att Kirkconnell, comitted to the care of the Postmaster of Edenborough and Dumfriese, Edenborough post pd" with "to Eds" and "2" added, 1722 entire letter from Dordrecht directed "to the care of the Postmaster, Edenburg, Schotland", 1740 "PITTEN / WEEM" handstamp, 1757 circular "MONTROSE" with fleuron, 1759 "DUNDEE" (2), 1773 "E. PENNY POST NOT PAID" of Williamsons Penny Post, 1801-05 "STRON= / -TIEN" (2), Missent handstamps of Arbroath and Perth, Penny Posts, free fronts signed "Melbourne" or "Robert Peel", etc. An interesting lot, mainly very fine quality and well written up. (65). £1,100-1,400
1253
  1745-1871 Entire letters and covers, mainly prestamp mail, handstamps include 1765 "DUN / DEE", etc., also 1873 legal document appointing a church minister with a large wax seal attached and contained within a circular metal tin. (53). £100-150
1254
Click to view full image... 1751 (Jan 25) Entire letter from Perth to Edinburgh backstamped by "PERTH" lamb cancel, a little over inked though still one of the finest examples of this rare and iconic mark which depicts the badge of Perth - the lamb and banner of St. John, with the town name below. This handstamp only used 1751-54 with most of the few known examples of appalling quality; the lamb and banner are both quite clear in this example. Furthermore many letters of 1751-54 bear the Perth straight line handstamp instead, with only a minority of letters receiving this distinctive handstamp. An important Scottish postal marking. Photo on Page 186 £1,200-1,500
1255
  1760-1850 Mainly prestamp entire letters, with frees, town marks, 1845 Glendaruel Guaranteed Post handstamp with manuscript date, etc. (100). £250-300
1256
  1816 Entire letter from Trinidad to Maybole "pr the Benson" handstamped fine "PORT GLASGOW / SHIP LETTER" and a Glasgow datestamp, charged 2/8, strangely without the 1/2d wheel tax being added. £140-160
1257
  Soldiers 1d Rate. 1829 Entire letter written at Ardeonaig, posted from Killin to "John McEwen, Private 71 Regt, Fort Pitt, Chatham" prepaid at the 1d soldiers rate, "KILLIN" handstamp and Paid datestamps of Edinburgh and London. A fine ingoing soldiers letter, showing a considerable saving in the usual postage on a letter from Scotland to Kent. £80-100
1258
  1840 Entire letters with Jan 11th (second day of U.P.P) handstruck "1" of Dundee and entire from Riga to Aberdeen received in London on Jan 11th and charged 1/10 (including 2d inland postage for an unpaid letter), Inverness entire letter prepaid 1d unusually with handstruck "1" in black, small red "1" of Kirkcaldy (possibly adapted from a receiving house handstamp), red handstamp "1" of Newburgh deleted and replaced by manuscript "2", etc., also a 1d Mulready envelope stereo A177 used from Glasgow to Edinburgh with red Maltese Cross. (9). £160-200

Sussex

1259
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Heathfield & District. 1812-1982 Postal history and picture postcards, the collection in two volumes with 1840 entire to Regents Park Barracks bearing a fine 1d black BF plate 2 tied by red Maltese Cross with "Heathfield / Penny Post" alongside charged 1d for redirection to Scotland with the charge then increased to 2d, other Heathfield Penny Posts (5, one on the front of a fine 1d Mulready lettersheet), various other cancels of Heathfield Common, Heathfield Tower, Burwash, Broad Oak, Cross in Hand, Five Ashes, Mayfield, Punnets Town or Heathfield Station, with Mayfield Penny Post (2), skeletons (11), F.P.O 432 used by the Canadian Army at Heathfield Park (12), etc. (160+). Photo on Page 186. £500-600

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Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 40)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 29th September 2017 Time: 11:00AM
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