Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 27th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
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Auction Lots - Page 14
Click to view full image... London. 1840 (Nov 19) Entire letter from London to Stourpaine, over ½oz so prepaid 2d in cash with red London "Paid" tombstone datestamp. The recipient apparently removed an enclosure and then reposted the entire from Blandford to a new addressee in Gloucestershire, the entire now under ½oz so prepaid 1d only, with a 1d black (PG plate 7, three margins) tied by a fine red Maltese Cross. Small piece cut out and replaced at upper edge, otherwise fine and an unusual item showing prepayment by both cash and stamps, at 1d and 2d rates. Photo on Page 246. £200-250
Click to view full image... London. 1845 Entire from London to Shrewsbury with a tiny handstruck "1" (15mm long) with serifs, unlisted by Jay or Walker and apparently previously unrecorded. Also an 1840 entire with the usual 44mm red "1" handstamp of London. (2). Photo on Page 246. £150-180
  London. 1840 (Feb 8) Entire letter to Scotland with blue St. James's St. 1py Paid handstamp, red Paid c.d.s and boxed "Prepaid". This unusual Prepaid handstamp unique to St. James's St. and only recorded in 1840. £100-120
  London. 1840-48 Entire letters, the first to Penistone near Barnsley with handstruck "1" and a 2d private charge levied by the Postmaster of Barnsley for delivery to Penistone, a very unusual combination. Also letters over ½oz with differing red "2" handstamps, one showing a partial "1" handstamp below the "2", the clerk evidently starting to apply this handstamp before realising his error. (3). £120-140
Click to view full image... London. 1853 Entire letter to Huddersfield, over 1oz so prepaid 4d, with a red Paid c.d.s and handstruck "4". The discovery example of this red "4" handstamp, and the only example so far recorded. Photo on Page 246. £400-500
  London - Notice Rate. 1859 Notice of objection to voting rights posted from Charing Cross to Hampstead, handstamped red boxed "NOTICE" and "3", a good example of this special 3d rate. £80-100
  Greater London - Barnet. 1847 Entire letter from Barnet to London with red boxed "1d PAID" (HE 61), one of the very few 1d paid marks used by suburban offices in Greater London. A little soiling and pressed folds, but a scarce mark, this type unique to Barnet. £70-80
  Greater London - Thornton Heath. 1840 (Feb 19) Entire letter to London with red "P1" (SY 140), backstamped "T.P / Thornton Hth" and with a Croydon datestamp. A very scarce handstamp only used at Thornton Heath for a few months in 1840, this letter sent by London Cross Post to Croydon. £100-120
  Berkshire - Windsor. 1842-44 Cover and entire letter both to London with large red "1" (BR 526) or "PAID / 1" (BR 527), both very fine, the first type only used 1841-42. (2). £80-100
  Buckinghamshire - Beaconsfield. 1840 (July 10) Petition from James Quarterman who served in 14th Regt of Foot from 1809 until 1812, was wounded in the thigh at Flushing in 1809 and again during the riots of Malta in 1811-12 where wounds to his fingers made him incapable of further service and he was discharged. He has a wife to support and is unable to get a living, and asks for a pension for his service. Addressed to "Lord Hill, Commander and Chief of Her Majestys Forces" with red "P1" (BU 59). An interesting entire. £180-200
Click to view full image... Buckinghamshire - High Wycombe. 1840-45 Entires handstamped red "H. Wycombe / Paid One Penny" or "PAID / ONE / PENNY", the second with a little light soiling, the first (only recorded in 1840) very fine and scarce. (2). Photo on Page 246. £120-140
  Channel Islands. 1843-50 Entire letter from Guernsey to Somerset and an entire from Jersey to London, both with red handstruck "1" (CH 11, 48b), fine and scarce. These handstamps rarely used, most prepaid mail from the islands in the 1840s having the 1d rate shown in manuscript. (2). £200-250
Click to view full image... Cheshire - Chester. 1841-43 Entires with differing red "1d" handstamps, the first British County Catalogue type CH 178, the second with the "1" as type CH 179 (shown without a "d") but this handstamp clearly with an inverted "d" before the numeral, an interesting and rare variant that was recorded by Robson Lowe, perhaps based on this cover. (2). Photo on Page 246. £120-140
Click to view full image... Cheshire - Chester. 1840 (May 15) Front to Knutsford with a red handstruck "4" and Chester datestamp, one of the very few "4" handstamps made for mail over 1oz. Only two examples of this "4" are recorded, both on fronts posted on the very same day (the other front from the same sender, but to Warrington). Photo on Page 246. £350-400
Click to view full image... Cheshire - Namptwich. 1843-44 Entire letters with red "1" or "1d" handstamps (CH 564/5) and Namptwich datestamps, both very fine. (2). Photo on Page 248. £120-150
Click to view full image... Cornwall. 1844 Cover to Liverpool with red handstruck "1" of Falmouth (CO 85), the reverse with initials of an incredible 30 postmen on 15 different delivery rounds who attempted to delivery this cover, finally endorsed "cannot be found" and returned; and 1850 cover from Hayle to Surrey with red handstruck "1" (CO 116, seven years later than recorded), both fine. (2). Photo on Page 248. £150-180
  Cumberland - Carlisle. 1840 Entire letters with red circular "CARLISLE / 1 / PAID" (CU 183, only recorded 1840) or over ½oz with red "2" (CU 187), the second with a small tear and tape stain at upper edge but still a very scarce handstamp, the first a superb early use in January 1840. (2). £150-180
Click to view full image... Cumberland - Carlisle. 1840 (May 23) Long entire letter to Penrith, over 1oz, with red handstruck "4" (CU 181), an extremely rare use of the "4" handstamp made for the Uniform 4d Post, used in the Penny Postage period as a prepaid mark in red, one of just two recorded examples. Photo on Page 248. £1,500-1,800
Click to view full image... Devon - Hartland. 1849 (Dec 3) Entire letter from the North Devon village of Hartland to London, over 1oz weight, prepaid 4d with red "4d" handstamp and matching "HARTLANDS" undated circle, Bideford c.d.s in blue and a red London Paid datestamp all on the front. A remarkable 4d handstamp from such a small office, a recent discovery unlisted in any book and the only recorded example, a few very minor tone marks, otherwise fine and unique. Photo on Page 248. £600-700
  Dorset - Shaftsbury. 1841 (Mar 28) Entire letter to Sherborne with red handstruck "1" (DT 481), a very scarce mark, just three examples recorded from 1840-41. £100-120
  Dorset - Weymouth. 1842 (Oct 12) Entire letter to Basingstoke with "WEYMOUTH / +" skeleton datestamps on front and reverse, and a red handstruck "1", unrecorded in Walker or the British County Catalogue. £120-150
  Essex - Romford. 1841 Entires handstamped "P.1d" (EX 405), one in black, the other in red. An unusual pair, black incorrectly used on some occasions in 1840-41. (2). £150-180
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Hampshire - Basingstoke. 1843-51 Entire letters handstamped red "Pd / 1" (HA 186), "Pd / 2" (HA 192) or "Pd / 4" (2 differing types, one HA 195, the other unlisted in the British County Catalogue). A remarkable group, Basingstoke exceptional in having two different "4" handstamps for use on mail over 1oz. (4). Photo on Page 248. £700-800
  Hertfordshire - Hertford. 1844 (Dec 14) Entire to London with red circular framed "PAID / HERTFORD / 1d" (HE 238), a further message added by the addressee and the letter turned and reposted from London to Sheffield franked by a 1d red. Folded to show both address panels, an interesting item illustrating prepayment by both cash and stamps. £100-120
Click to view full image... Hertfordshire - Waltham Cross. 1841-43 Entire letter to London with red "Paid 1" (HE 562) and an entire to Royston with similar type "Paid 4" in red (HE 566), used on letters over 1oz. This Paid 4 handstamp only recorded in 1843 and very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 248. £600-700
  Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire. 1840 Entire letters with red handstruck "1" of Woburn (not recorded in the British County Catalogue), "Pd 1" of Hertford (HE 236) or "P1" of Buntingford (HE 144), three uncommon 1840 handstamps. (3). £200-240
  Hertfordshire. 1844-48 Covers and an entire letter with red handstruck "1" of Welwyn (HE 662), "PD1" of Sawbridgeworth (HE 462) or circular framed "PAID / 1d" of Bishops Stortford (HE 127), all fine. (3). £160-200
Click to view full image... Isle of Man. 1840 (Mar 3) Entire letter to Birmingham with red "P1" (IM 65), backstamped at Dublin. A good example of this very scarce P1 handstamp, only recorded in 1840. Photo on Page 250. £400-500
Click to view full image... Isle of Man. 1840 (Dec 7) Entire letter (ironmongers bill, with printed heading) to Castletown with red "P1" (IM 66), backstamped at Douglas, left flap removed, the P1 handstamp just touching left edge, otherwise fine and a very scarce handstamp, only recorded 1840-41. Photo on Page 250. £250-300
Click to view full image... Kent - Cranbrook. 1840-41 Entire letters from Benenden to Rye with "Benenden / Penny Post" and red "PAID", or from Smarden to Charing with "Smarden / Penny Post" and red "1 PAID", both backstamped at Cranbrook, where the Paid handstamps were applied. The "1 PAID" handstamp (KT 289) recorded 1840-41; the other Paid handstamp apparently the same mark but with the "1" omitted, not recorded in this format. (2). Photo on Page 252. £250-300
  Kent - Goudhurst / Lamberhurst. 1841-45 Entire to Tenterden and an entire letter to Daventry, the first with "Goudhurst / Penny Post", Lamberhurst c.d.s and red "PAID 1" (KT 637) probably applied at Lamberhurst; the second with a faint Goudhurst undated circle, Cranbrook c.d.s and red "PD 1" applied at Goudhurst or Cranbrook, two fine and uncommon handstamps. (2). £150-180
  Kent - Maidstone. 1840-49 Entire to Rye with red "P1" (KT 733) and an 1849 entire to "Mr Read, Carpenter near the Bull Inn, Yalding" with Red "P", apparently the same handstamp but with the "1" omitted. (2). £100-120
  Kent - New Romney. 1840 (Dec 6) Entire to Rye with red "PAID 1d" (KT 947), a scarce handstamp, recorded 1840-42. £80-100
  Kent - Sevenoaks. 1849 (July 9) Small cover (88x50mm) to Maidstone, a small wafer seal on reverse, with red circular framed "PAID / 1d" (KT 1052), backstamped at Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Maidstone. An attractive cover, the Paid handstamp recorded 1849-50. £80-100
Click to view full image... Kent - Staplehurst. 1845 Entire used locally to Tenterden with a 1d red tied by "939" numeral with red "P.1d" handstamp (KT 1112, recorded for 1849 only). A few minor edge faults but a very unusual combination of a 1d stamp and 1d cash payment to pay 2d postage on a letter over ½oz. Photo on Page 250. £140-160
  Kent - Tonbridge. 1840-45 Entire letters with red "PD 1" (KT 1248), "P.1d" (KT 1252) or "PD.1d" (KT 1249), and a front with red "PAID" (KT 1257, prepaid 2d), all fine. (4). £150-180
  Kent - Tunbridge Wells. 1840-42 Entire letters to Tonbridge with red "PAID 1d", KT 1299 (only recorded in 1840) and KT 1300, both fine. (2). £100-120
  Kent. 1840-51 Entire letters with "1" handstamps of Margate (KT 770, only recorded in 1840), Ramsgate (36x2mm, unrecorded), Gravesend (KT 517) or Sheerness (unrecorded in British County Catalogue, which does not show any "1" handstamps for Sheerness), all fine. (4). £200-240
Click to view full image... Lancashire - Besses o' the Barn. 1849 (Aug 18) Entire to Radcliff with circular framed "PAID / 1" (LA 38) and "BESSES-O-THE-BARN" undated circle both in a matching blue-green, Bury c.d.s in blue. A rare use of a handstruck 1d paid mark from such a small office (a sub-office of Bury 1845-55), one of three examples recorded between 1847 and 1849. A couple of pressed creases with a little light staining, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo on Page 252. £180-220
Click to view full image... Lancashire - Bolton. 1849 (Jan 19) Mourning cover to Manchester with red handstruck "BOLTON / PAID 1" (LT 168, Paid 1 within a circle, with Bolton in an arc above), a fine strike of this scarce, highly distinctive and very attractive handstamp. Photo on Page 252. £180-220
Click to view full image... Lancashire - Blackburn. 1847 (Apr 27) Large cover (201x143mm) to Hull, the cover weighing over 2oz with the 6d postage paid in cash, handstamped with red "6" and a Blackburn c.d.s, tear at upper left corner, horizontal fold above and clear of the handstamps and a few minor edge soils, but a remarkable and unique item. Two other towns (Grantham and Norwich) had "6" handstamps to denote payment of registration fees but this is the only recorded "6" handstamp used for prepayment of a heavy letter over 2ozs. An important and unique item of G.B postal history, with R.P.S Certificate (2012). Photo on Inside Back Cover. £2,000-2,400
Click to view full image... Lancashire - Todmorden. 1840 (May 5) Entire letter to Halifax with red "Todmorden / Penny Post" and large fancy "P2" (unrecorded in the British County Catalogue, this very example illustrated in "Uniform Penny Post Handstruck Paid Stamps" by Walker). Also an 1840 front with the Todmorden Penny Post and "P1" handstamp (LA 1095) clearly made by the same person as the "P2" handstamp. An exceptional 2d handstamp, probably unique. (2). Photo on Page 250. £500-600
Click to view full image... Lincolnshire - Grantham. 1849 (May 21) Entire letter to Lichfield with red handstruck "2", red Grantham and London handstamps. An exceptional handstamp used on letters over ½oz, evidently made by the same person as the "6" handstamp used on registered mail (see next lot), unlisted in the British County Catalogue and the only example recorded. Photo on Page 252. £300-350
Click to view full image... Lincolnshire - Grantham. 1848 (Nov 26) Registered cover to Macclesfield franked by a 1d red cancelled "321", the 6d registration fee paid in cash, indicated by the rare red "6" handstamp. Only two offices (Norwich and Grantham) had "6" handstamps for use on registered mail, and just two examples of this Grantham "6" handstamp are recorded. A rare and important item of registered mail. Photo on Page 252. £800-1,000
Click to view full image... Norfolk - Harleston. 1840-45 Entire letter and entire to Saxmundham both with circular framed "PAID / 1d" (NK 173), the first in red, the second very unusually in black, a fine pair, the black handstamp very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 252. £150-180
  Norfolk. 1840-47 Entire letters handstamped red "1" of Aylsham (NK 41, only recorded 1840), circular framed "1d" of Thetford (NK 425) or "Paid / 1d" of Attleborough (NK 20), all fine. (3). £200-240
  Northants - Northampton. 1840-44 Entire letters all with differing "Pd 1", "P 1d" or "P1" handstamps in red (5, NN149-153). A fine group, Northampton having a remarkable six different types of 1d paid handstamps in the 1840s. (5). £180-220
Click to view full image... Northants - Weedon. 1841 (June 11) Entire letter to Daventry with red "P1" (NN 262), a fine strike of this very scarce handstamp. Photo on Page 252. £120-150
Click to view full image... Staffordshire - West Bromwich. 1840 Entires to Burton near Needwood both with a superb red West Bromwich datestamp and oval framed "PAID / ONE / PENNY" (ST 860) or boxed "PAID" (ST 864), this rare boxed handstamp only used for a few weeks early in 1840. A fine exhibition quality pair. (2). Photo on Page 252. £150-180
  Staffordshire - Wednesbury. 1840-45 Entire letter with circular partly framed "PAID / 1" (ST 847) or "PAID / 1d" (ST 848) in red, both very fine. (2). £100-120
Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 44) Day 2 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 27th September 2019 Time: 12:00PM
Details: Please contact office for viewing details.
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