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Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
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Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
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1152
Click to view full image... 1872 Cover to France "par steamer via Granville" bearing 6d deep chestnut plate 11 cancelled large "1706" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp (July 17) and boxed "PD". Flap missing, otherwise largely fine and an uncommon stamp with this cancel. Photo on Page 178. £200-250
1153
  1874 Entire from Jersey to Granville with 1874 3d plate 15 cancelled large "1706" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp and boxed "PD". £120-150
1154
  1879-83 Entire letter franked 2 1/2d rosy-mauve plate 14 and a 1d postal stationery postcard, both from Jersey to France cancelled by a Granville c.d.s, each with a red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp on the front, both fine. (2). £150-180
1155
  1900-07 Picture postcards from Jersey to France bearing 1d lilac, KEVII 1/2d or 1d, four 1900-05 cards with the G.B stamps cancelled by Granville c.d.s with octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamps on the front, three 1906-07 cards with the stamps cancelled by the octagonal B.M datestamp. The final card with the stamp partly removed, otherwise fine. (7). £140-160
1156
  1911-12 Postcards from Jersey to France both franked by 1d Downey Head tied by a Granville c.d.s, one with octagonal "ANGL. B.M / GRANVILLE" datestamp alongside, the other handstamped "PAQUEBOT", a very fine pair, the Granville Paquebot handstamp very scarce. (2). £100-120

Morlaix

1157
Click to view full image... 1857 1d Red, Large Crown perf 14, with large part "MORLA(IX)" c.d.s, believed to be the only G.B item known cancelled in Morlaix. Photo on Page 160. £70-80

Port Bail

1158
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1870 Cover with enclosed letter from Jersey to France with 1868 3d plate 5 cancelled large "2984" lozenge, a slightly unclear red "ANGL. B.M / PORT BAIL" c.d.s and boxed "PD" on the front, arrival backstamps. Also 1867 4d plate 9 on small piece cancelled by the "2984" lozenge. A rare pair, very few items recorded sent on the Boite Mobile service to Port Bail. (2). Photo on Pages 160 & 178. £300-350

St. Malo

1159
Click to view full image... 1856 Entire letter from Jersey to Bordeaux with 1855 2d blue pair (trimmed perfs at top) each cancelled by small "3176" lozenge, superb red "ILES-C / ST. MALO" c.d.s (Sept 24) below and boxed "PD". A scarce early use in the first year of the service, prior to B.M datestamps being introduced in January 1857 when the new Anglo-French postal convention came into force. Photo on Page 178. £180-220
1160
  1858-62 Entire letters (2) and an entire from Jersey to St. Malo bearing 1857 1d red strip of four, 1857 4d rose or 1862 4d red all cancelled by small "3176" lozenge with red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" datestamps and boxed "PD", the first endorsed "Per Trader", another "P. Fawn". All three with horizontal file folds, the 1d red entire with a few small holes or tears to the fold, the cancels fine. (3). £240-280
1161
  1859-62 Entire letter and entire from Jersey to France bearing 1857 4d rose or 1862 4d red cancelled small "3176" lozenges, with red octagonal "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" datestamps and boxed "PD", both fine. (2). £200-240
1162
Click to view full image... 1862 Entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo bearing 1857 1d red strip of four each cancelled by small "3176" lozenge, red octagonal "ANGL B.M / ST. MALO" datestamp (May 24) and boxed "PD". Reverse with a couple of stains from mounting tape, the front very fine and attractive. Photo on Page 178. £200-250
1163
  1862-65 Entire letters from Jersey to St. Malo, the first with 1862 4d pale red plate 3 (trimmed perfs at top) cancelled small "3176" lozenge, the other with 1862 4d bright red plate 4, tied by large "3734" lozenge, both with octagonal red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" datestamps and boxed "PD", reverse with stains from mounting tape, the fronts fine. (2). £180-200
1164
  1863-65 Entire letters (3) and an entire from Jersey or Guernsey (3) to St. Malo bearing 1862 4d plates 3 or 4, or 1865 4d plate 7 (2), cancelled by large "3734" lozenges with octagonal "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" datestamps in red and boxed "PD", two endorsed "Par Fawn", one with edge tear, light file folds but otherwise generally fine. (4). £280-320
1165
  1865 Entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo with 1863 4d plate 4 cancelled "409", red circular framed "PD", octagonal "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" datestamp (Feb 11) and boxed "PD". Light file fold, otherwise fine and an unusual use of the B.M datestamp on a letter posted in Jersey, probably used in error instead of the "Iles. C" entry datestamp. £100-120
1166
Click to view full image... 1867 Entire letter from Jersey to St. Malo franked 1858-79 1d red plate 100 strip of four each cancelled large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s and boxed "PD", reverse with a couple of stains from mounting tape, the front fine and attractive. Photo on Page 178. £180-200
1167
  1867-68 Entire letters (2) and an entire from Guernsey to St. Malo with 1867-68 4d plate 9 (2) or 10 cancelled by large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s and boxed "PD", two endorsed "P. Fawn", all fine. (3). £300-350
1168
Click to view full image... 1869 Cover to Bordeaux endorsed "via London" with 1868 4d plate 11 pair each cancelled by large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s and boxed "PD", a fine and unusual double rate cover. Photo on Page 178. £160-200
1169
  1872 Entire letter to St. Malo with "EUGENE CADIC / GUERNSEY" senders cachet on the front, 1870 3d plate 6 cancelled large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s and boxed "PD", fine. £100-120
1170
  1873 Entire letters from Jersey or Guernsey to St. Malo with 1872-73 3d plate 9 or 10 cancelled by large "3734" lozenge, red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s and boxed "PD", one with a couple of mounting tape stains on reverse, otherwise both fine. (2). £180-220
1171
  1878 Entire from Guernsey franked 2 1/2d rosy-mauve plate 9, 1882 cover franked 2 1/2d blue plate 22 and 1884 1d postal stationery card from Jersey, all to France cancelled by St. Malo c.d.s with red "ANGL. B.M / ST MALO" c.d.s on the front, the first with horizontal file fold which crosses the stamp, otherwise fine. (3). £120-150
1172
Further information on the forwarding agents of Guernsey, Jersey and towns in England will be found in "Letter Forwarding Agents of Great Britain handling Channel Islands Letters 1673-1855" by David Gurney, published by The Stuart Rossiter Trust, 2011. Several of the following items are illustrated in that book.
  1887-1907 Covers (2) and picture postcards of Jersey (3) all to France with G.B stamps cancelled in St. Malo, with 1895 cover franked 1/2d + 1d pair handstamped oval framed "BM" in black, 1887 cover franked 2 1/2d and 1903 card franked 1d both with double ring "ANGL. B.M / ST. MALO" c.d.s in red or black, two 1907 cards with larger "ANG. B.M / SAINT - MALO" c.d.s in black. A good lot, the oval framed "BM" of St. Malo very scarce on Channel Islands mail. (5). £180-200

Forwarding Agents

Guernsey

1173
  1794 Entire letter prepaid from London to Madeira "care of Bonamy Dobree Esq." endorsed "p. the Catherine & Elisa", with scarce red experimental "OC / 16 / 94 / PAID" c.d.s (Jay 98, used Aug. - Dec. 1794). Also two 1807 entire letters from Jersey addressed "Mr Thomas Ogier, to the care of Mr John Le Page, Silversmith, Pollet Street, St. Peter Port", these two with some splitting to central folds. (3). £150-180
1174
  1826-35 Entires from abroad to London via Guernsey, all endorsed by Guernsey forwarding agents, comprising 1826 entire from Rio de Janeiro with endorsement of John Le Marchant; 1831 entire letter from Rio de Janeiro endorsed by Francis de Putron & Co; and 1835 entire endorsed by Aaron S. Symes. The first two with "SHIP LETTER / SOUTHAMPTON" handstamps, the third with a Guernsey c.d.s, all fine. (3). £200-250

Jersey

1175
  1796-1842 Entire letters and entires comprising 1796 entire letter from London to J. M Merot "to the care of J & C Hemery, St. Helier"; 1822 entire letter sent within Jersey to Jos. Le Bailey asking him to receive and forward letters from England and suggesting this could be the start of a regular business; 1831 entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to St. Malo directed via Admiraux Le Breton & Co. in Jersey, with "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST MALO" and "6" handstamps; 1833-34 entires from Rio de Janeiro to London both endorsed "forwarded by yr o. sts T & P Duhamel, Jersey"; and 1842 entire letter from London to St. Malo addressed via Godefroy Sons & Co. in Jersey, with a 1d red tied by Maltese Cross. A scarce and interesting group. (6). £300-350
1176
  1826-49 Entire letters from abroad to France, one from Rio de Janeiro to St. Malo directed via Admiraux Le Breton & Co. in Jersey; the others all with Jersey forwarding agents endorsements comprising P. & F. Janvrin & Co. on 1830 entire letter from Santiago de Cuba, T& P Duhamel on 1830-32 entire letters from Rio de Janeiro (2), and William Fruing on entire letter from "La Nouvelle" with red Jersey c.d.s. All entered France at St. Malo and are handstamped "GRANDE BRETAGNE / PAR ST MALO" (4, three also with handstruck "6") or red "ILES C / ST MALO" c.d.s. (5). £300-350

Brixham

1177
  1782-83 Entire letters and an entire to Guernsey all directed "to the care of Mr Thos. Parkinson, Brixham", the entire endorsed on the reverse "Forwd by yr hble servts 1/3", the two entire letters to Thomas De Sausmarez (one from his brother Durell). (3). £180-200
1178
  1793 Entire letters to Guernsey directed "Care of Samuel Tozer (or Capt. Tozer), Brixham" (2, one from Durell Sausmarez in Dundalk with some staining); and 1838 entire to Guernsey from Peter Tardif, Master of the Brig "Sophia" at Torbay with "BRIXHAM" undated circle and endorsed "Brixham 2 Dec 1838, Forwarded by y. m obt svt John V. Tozer, agent to Lloyds". Very scarce. (3). £180-200

London

1179
  1757-1834 Entire letters (5) and entires (2) from abroad to Guernsey, five endorsed by London agents comprising M. Perchard on 1757 entire letter from Rotterdam; Wombwell Gaultier & Co. on 1806 entire letter from Leghorn; Geo. Jas ? on 1814 entire letter from Bordeaux; Jn McNeill & Co. on 1818 entire from Buenos Ayres; Bell & Grant on 1834 entire letter from Philadelphia. Also 1834 entire letter and entire from USA to Guernsey both directed via S. Dobree & Sons in London, with Liverpool Ship Letter handstamp. A scarce group. (7). £300-350
1180
Click to view full image... London/Southampton. 1784 Entire letter from Barcelona to Guernsey backstamped with a "24/MA" Bishop Mark and endorsements of both Peyerimhoff, De Mierro & Christin in London, and Wm Seward in Southampton, an exceptional double forwarded letter. Photo on Page 184. £160-220
1181
Click to view full image... 1795 Entire letter with curved "GUERNSEY" handstamp, addressed to "S.F Dobree, Consul Americain, Nantes, to be forwarded by Messrs Battier Zornlen & Co, London". An unusual letter sent during the war between Britain and France when there were no direct postal communications, somehow forwarded privately from London to France. Photo on Page 178. £140-160

Plymouth

1182
  1794 Entire letter from Captain Armstrong of the 8th Foot in Dundalk to Thomas Sausmarez in Guernsey "to the care of Mr Noel, Plymouth"; and c.1780 entire from St. Austell to Carteret Priaulx "to be left at Mr Anto. De Lacombe, Plymouth", both fine and scarce. (2). £100-120

Southampton

1183
Click to view full image... 1710-27 Entire letters (9) and entires (2) from London to Guernsey, with forwarding agents endorsements comprising Tho. Hilgrove (1710), R. Taunton (1711 & 1717), Tho. Bandinel (1718, 1725, 1726), or directed via John Grove (1715, 1720, 1727), Messrs Bandinell & Co. (1718) or Richard Taunton (1723), one with a Dockwra handstamp. Severe faults to three letters, three others with some staining, five very fine. A rare group of early forwarded letters. (11). Photo on Page 184. £500-600
1184
  1738-57 Entire letters (8) and entires (4) from London to Guernsey, with forwarding agents endorsements of Peter Cailleteau (7, 1740-57), Seward & Marett (1757) or Esther Cailleteau & Co. (1758), or directed via John Groves (1738) or B. Bonner (2, 1744), all fine. (12). £500-600
1185
  1760-85 Entire letters (10) and entires (3) to Guernsey, mostly from London but two 1778 letters from Barcelona and a 1783 letter from Copenhagen with a post horn within circle handstamp, endorsed by the forwarding agents Wm Seward (10, 1760-84), C. Hilgrove (1774) or Hilgrove & Durell (1782 & 1785), four letters to Thomas Sausmarez, all fine. (13). £400-500
1186
  Antigua. 1774 (Aug 20) Entire letter written from the ship "Deal Castle" in English Harbour, Antigua, to Thomas Dobree, Guernsey to the care of Mr William Seward at Southampton handstamped "DOVER / SHIP LRE" and "27/OC" Bishop Mark, the reverse endorsed "Forwarded by y most hble servt W. Seward". File folds, otherwise fine. £150-200
1187
  1786-1816 Entire letters (7) and entires (8) to Guernsey endorsed by the forwarding agents T. Durell (1786 & 1793), Seward & Le Feuvre (1787), Seward & Pipon (3, 1790-93), Seward & Co. (1791 & 1792) or P. Le Feuvre (4, 1792-1809), also 1796 and 1816 letters directed via Priaulx & Bienvenue and 1814 letter written by Priaulx & Bienvenue and sent with a box on the "Aeolus", mostly from London but one 1792 entire letter from Philadelphia, one 1792 letter with "103 POOL. D" first type mileage mark, mainly fine. (15). £500-600
1188
  1786-93 Entire letters from Durell Sausmarez in Plymouth (2) or Ireland (3) all to Thomas Sausmarez in Guernsey, endorsed by the forwarding agents T. Durell (3, 1786-93), Seward & Pipon (1792) or Seward & Co. (1792), handstamps include Plymouth, Plymouth Dock, Waterford, Roscommon and red "IRELAND" applied in London. Also 1806 entire letter from Catherine Sausmarez in Guernsey to her husband Thomas at the Oxford Coffee House in London redirected "to the care of Messrs Priaulx & Bienvenue Southampton" with oval "Ship Lre / (crown) / WEYMOUTH". One 1793 entire letter from Roscommon with faults, the others fine (see lots 958, 1177/8 for other letters from Durell Sausmarez). (6). £250-300
1189
  1792 Entire letter and entire from London to Thomas De Sausmarez, Guernsey, endorsed on the reverse "Forw p. y. ob. st P. Le Feuvre 1d" or "Forwd p. Tho. Durell 1d", with the accompanying postage account from the Guernsey Postmistress Ann Watson for letters delivered to Thomas Sausmarez between June and November 1792 which includes these two letters, upon which she charged 3d each (2d for delivery + 1d fee for the forwarding agent). (3). £150-180

Weymouth

1190
  1794-1805 Entire letters (3) and entires (10) to Guernsey all directed via James Ahier (6, 1794-1803), Thomas Martin (2, 1803) or Nicholas Robilliard (5, 1804-05) in Weymouth, one 1800 entire endorsed on the reverse by James Ahier "postage pd & forwd p.y. m. h. servt J.A", all fine. (13). £350-400
1191
  1805-10 Entire letters and entires to Guernsey all directed via Robilliard & Ahier (1805) or Nicholas Robilliard (12, 1805-10) in Weymouth, one 1808 entire from Naples with fine oval "SHIP / (crown) / LETTER" (Rob. S10, used at London, probably on letters landed at other smaller ports), one severely torn, otherwise fine. (13). £240-280

Calais/Bayonne

1192
  1815 Entires from Antwerp or Le Havre to Guernsey endorsed by the forwarding agents A. Mancel or Chas. Sturmer in Calais, the first with Calais and London handstamps. Also 1815 entire from Bayonne to Guernsey, the reverse endorsed by the Bayonne forwarding agents Frs. Gifford & Son. (3). £100-120

Cherbourg

1193
  1821-29 Entire letters to Guernsey directed via Capt. Poullain (2, 1820-21), J. Boulabert (1823), Wm. Droit (1825) or Mr Bonfils (1827) in Cherbourg, or endorsed by the agents Chas. Sturmer (1823) or Mauger Freres (1829), also a letter written by the forwarding agents Mauger Freres to Guernsey, all fine, five to Thomas De Sausmarez. (8). £220-260

Morlaix

1194
  1815-16 Entire letters (2) and an entire comprising 1815 entire to Guernsey endorsed by the forwarding agents P. Aurrere et fils; 1816 entire letters from Harriet Sausmarez in Guernsey to her brother Durell "care of Huddart, Routh & Garland, Livourne, Tuscane" or from Thomas Sausmarez in Guernsey to Nantes both with H. Dobree Jnr forwarding agent endorsements and a Morlaix handstamp. (3). £140-160

St. Malo

1195
Click to view full image... c.1676-88 Entire letters (3) and entires (2) all to Michel Sausmarez with two c.1676 entires to Paris almost certainly from Guernsey, one endorsed by the agent M. Conhue; 1687 entire letter from Mace Cohue in St. Malo to Guernsey; 1683 entire letter from Jean Hardy in St. Malo to Paris telling Sausmarez he received his letter and forwarded it to Guernsey; and 1683 entire letter from Paris to Guernsey endorsed by the forwarding agent Jean Hardy. Scarce early forwarding agents letters. (5). Photo on Page 184. £250-350
1196
  1714-84 Entire letters (4) and entires (2) with 1714 entire from Paris to Mathew De Sausmarez, care of Mr Renane de Ferrier at St. Malo; 1763 entire letters from Bordeaux to Guernsey endorsed by the St. Malo agent Sebire Laisne (2); 1777 entire letter from Nantes and 1784 entire from Barcelona, both to Guernsey directed via Mr La Dure in St. Malo; 1783 entire letter from Guernsey to Nantes with "S. MALO" handstamp and endorsement of the agents Blaize & Co. The first a little stained, otherwise fine. (6). £250-350
1197
  1802 Entire letters (2) and entires (3) from Naples, Barcelona, Valencia or Bergerac to Guernsey, or from Guernsey to Le Havre, all sent during the 1802-03 period of peace with France following the Treaty of Amiens, two directed via Messrs Barbier & Co. or Barbier et Roberechts and endorsed with the forwarding date, the others endorsed by the agents Louis Blaize & Co., Thomas Aine or Gayler, Jowan & Co., one letter also directed "to the care of Miss Watson" (the Guernsey Postmistress). (5). £180-200
1198
  1815-20 Entire letters (4) and entires (6) sent to Guernsey (7) or from Guernsey (3), directed via Dupuy, Fromy freres (1815) or Louis Blaize & fils (2, 1818-19) or endorsed by the agents Louis Blaize et fils (5, 1815-19), Dupuy, Fromy freres (1816) or M. Renou Courtier (1820), one 1816 entire letter from Catherine Sausmarez to her brother in Livorno "care of Huddart, Routh & Garland. The three letters from Guernsey handstamped "34 / ST MALO" (2) or "COLONIES PAR / ST MALO". (10). £280-350
1199
  1822-31 Entire letters (15) and entires (2) to Guernsey directed via Louis Blaize et fils (3, 1882-31) or M. Barbet (1830) or endorsed by the agents Louis Blaize & fils (1823 & 1825), Madame Veuve fontan frere (4, 1827-29), Fontan frere (2, 1825 & 1830) or J. Bte. Gaultier (4, all 1827), also a privately carried letter written from St. Malo to Guernsey by J. Bte. Gaultier. Four letters with St. Malo handstamps, one 1831 disinfected letter from Rio de Janeiro with boxed "PAYS D'OUTREMER / PAR BREST", also 1828-29 account for "French Postages" kept by W.P Metivier showing he sent and received his foreign mail via M. Barbet. (18). £400-500
1200
  1822-27 Entire letters to W. P Metivier, the first from Barcelona to Trieste forwarded to Guernsey with endorsement of J. Janvrin in St. Malo, disinfected with scorching and slits; the other six all from Trieste to Guernsey endorsed by J.B Gaultier (5) or directed via Gaultier and redirected by him to Barcelona "care of Daniel Yardon Kennett". Three letters bear red oval framed "V TRIESTE", two privately carried without postal markings. (7). £240-280

Other Towns

1201
  1812-22 Entire letters (2) and entires (4) to Guernsey all with forwarding agents endorsements comprising Gordon Shaw & Co. of Cadiz (1812), John Carey of Alicante (1812), Sealys & Goodall at Lisbon (1813), Bardon, Maingy & Price at Naples (1817), J. Janvrin at Trieste (1822), also an 1822 entire letter written by John Carey in Alicante. Three disinfected, two with ship letter handstamps of Bristol or Plymouth. (6). £200-250
Auction Details
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Sale Number 41)
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 930 6109
Date: 9th March 2018 Time: 10:30AM
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