The Alan Holyoake Grand Prix Collection of British and International Registered Mail

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The Alan Holyoake Grand Prix Collection of British and International Registered Mail

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(x) AfricaCape of Good Hope1852 (20 July) entire to the London Missionary Society marked "prepaid" and "Registered" in red ink with rate marks of "1/6" and "2/6" and bears a very good strike of the large crown/"registered" applied in London, the reverse with London arrival c.d.s. (9.9); horizontal fold and some peripheral ageing. This is the earliest recorded item of registered mail from South Africa`Pays 8d. inland postage, 4d. port charge, 6d. for British registraion. The first recorded reference to registration of letters appears in 1854 almanacs, this letter proves that registration of ma...

(x) AfricaCape of Good Hope1857 (2 Oct.) blue envelope addressed to "Locierait or Dunkeld ... Perthshire" bearing 1853-63 1d. brick-red on blued (2) with 4d. deep blue on white (mostly good margins) cancelled by indistinct triangular cancellations, marked "Registered" and with manuscript "6" and a very fine strike of the large crown/"registered" in red, an array of datestamps on the reverse with Alice despatch, Cape Town, London, and Scottish concluding with Dunkeld (14.12) in blue and undated Locierait. A charming early registered cover from the CapeSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addit...

(x) AfricaCape of Good HopeTransit Mail via U.K.: 1864 (18 Sept.) attractive envelope to Leyde, Holland bearing 1863-64 6d. in a bluish grey shade with 1864-77 1/- green pair (with wing margin) tied by the triangular postmarks, marked "British & Foreign Rate Paid/Registered" and "via England per first mail", rate mark "2/5" in red crayon, fine strikes of the small crown/"registered", the standard-type London registered dated oval code "G" and "PD" in oval, the reverse with Swellendam despatch and faint arrival c.d.s. (22.10); some light ageing. A remarkable coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer P...

(x) AsiaChinaSecond Opium War1861 (8 July) small envelope to an officer in Canton "via Marseilles" bearing 1855-57 1/- green with Stars 1d. rose-red on white paper (3) cancelled by Watford duplex, marked "Registered" and "10" in ink, with a fine strike of small crown/"registered" in red and two strikes of the standard-type London registered dated oval code "AX", the reverse with Hong Kong c.d.s. (21.8). There are a few small imperfections but a rare registered cover to one of the troops stationed in CantonPays 9d. postage plus 6d. registration. There was no registered service betwen Hong Kong...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesInternal Mail1843 (18 Aug.) entire letter to George Town, Van Diemens Land bearing a fine strike of the framed "paid at/portland" in red, marked "Registered" in red ink and manuscript "3" in red ink overwritten by large manuscript "5" in black ink and a part of a postmark on the reverse. Ex. Max Watson3d. single letter paid by the sender along with the registration fee of 6d., the 5d. for inward transmision in Tasmania paid by the recipient. The 6d. for registration had to be paid in cash to the postmaster who was entitled to retain this fee and a perquisite of h...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1841 (18 Mar.) entire letter to Aberdeen marked "Registered" and with number written underneath, bears good strikes of boxed "maitland/post paid", part Maitland Post office dated oval and oval "paid ship letter/sydney, with rate marks "1/8" and "7" which has been crossed through; there is a fine array of backstamps with the Maitland Post Office oval despatch in black, crowned oval General Post Office Sydney datestamp (22.5), straight-line "ship letter" plus London, Edinburgh and boxed Aberdeen arrival (25.7) datestamps; fresh and fine, f...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1841 (25 May) large entire letter carried privately from Newcastle to Sydney, to London by the "Mary Taylor" and marked "Registered" and "29" by the postmaster, a fine strike of the oval "paid ship letter/sydney" datestamp (5.6), rated "2/4" and "6" (which has been crossed through), the flap with straight-line "ship letter" in black and London arrival c.d.s. (14.10). There is a vertical filing crease as to be expected on this oversize cover. An appealing and very early registered letterSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1845 (29 Aug.) entire letter to Dublin "pr Royal Far" (?) bearing a good strike of the rare ""Registered/sydney" (White type R2) handstamp in red, oval "paid ship letter/sydney" datestamp with large "6" and "2/4" rate marks; the reverse with straight-line "ship letter, London and Dublin (25.2) datestamps.This is the earliest of only three recorded examples of this Sydney registration handstampThe registration handstamp denotes 6d. paid cash to the postmaster, 6d. denotes double overseas ship letter rate and 2/4d. paid by the recipient of...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1847 (9 June) entire letter to Melrose, Scotland marked "Registered at Yass" and "per first ship" bearing a good strike of the boxed "yass/post paid" in red, a light strike of "paid ship letter/sydney" with rate marks of "2/-" and "1/2" (crossed through); an array of backstamps with oval Yass datestamp, a poor strike of crowned General Post Office Sydney dater, London, Edinburgh and Berwick (14.12) c.d.s. in blue. Rare registered mail by the Toulmin Packet6d. registration was paid in cash to the local postmaster, there was no receipt but...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1849 (12 Feb.) entire letter to Pall Mall, London, boldly marks "Registered" in red ink with the associated "1/6" crossed through and re-rated "3/2" added and London straight-line "ship-letter" in black, the reverse with a weak strike of Portland New South Wales despatch oval and London c.d.s. (9.7). A clean cover, free from the usual filing creases.Interesting contents include, "...I intend to boil down 2 or 3000 sheep ... and get something out of it in tallow if I cannot in wool ... labour itself continues as extravagantly high as ever...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1849 (30 May) wrapper front to Stratford, Essex "pr Royal Saxon via India" bearing a good strike of unframed "registered/Sydney" handstamp (White type R1) in red with good strike of "paid ship letter/sydney" oval datestamp in red with "3/1" rate mark part arrival datestamp on the reverse (only top flap and one side flap remain). A little soiled but a good example of this registration marking6d. registration paid in cash, 3/1d. for double ship letter rate via India and Marseilles of 2/7d. plus 6d. registrationIt is interesting to note th...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1849 (9 June) long blue entire letter to Glasgow "Per Second Ship" bearing a good strike of "registered/ Sydney" in red (type 1), "ship letter paid/sydney" oval datestamp, plus good strikes of straight-line "ship letter" and large crown/"registered" in the same shade of red, there is a rate mark of "1/2" plus another (a large and indeterminate number) which has been crossed through, the reverse with boxed Glasgow arrival datestamp (27.10). There is a vertical filing crease which does not detract from the unusual and interesting coverPays...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1851 (10 Oct.) entire (page 5 of the letter) to Gosport, Hampshire bearing 1850 re-engraved 1d. Sydney View dull carmine on bluish paper (diagonal crease, split and repaired corner) with pair of Laureated 2d. greyish blue, fine impression, cancelled by light strikes of "103" numeral of Ophir, marked "Registered" and bold "No.21" in ink and "1/2" rate mark; an array of datestamps on the reverse with Ophir despatch oval, Bathurst oval, Sydney, London and neat Gosport arrival (14.2) in blue. All adhesive with faults, horizontal and vertica...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1852 (26 Apr.) cover front to Woodbridge, Suffolk bearing 1851-55 2d. greyish blue strip of three (large to very large margins) with manuscript ink defacement, marked "Registered pr. 'Prince of Wales'" in magenta ink, two strikes of the unframed "Registered/Sydney" in red, an off-set of the London c.d.s. and Woodbridge arrival (18.8) c.d.s. in blue. The adhesives have been lifted and replaced but do belongSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1852 (29 July) envelope to London "ship/per Emperor" bearing Sydney View 3d. yellowish green (good margins all round) with 1852-53 Laureated 6d. Vandyke-brown (mixed margins) cancelled by dumb barred oval, with the unframed "Registered/Sydney" struck in black, rated "1/2" changed to "1/6" and with the tall crown/"registered", the reverse with open circle Sydney despatch and London arrival (14.12); vertical bend and light soilingPays N.S.W. postage 3d. and registration 6d. (unusual as normally paid in cash), the 1/6d. is payable by the r...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesMail to the United Kingdom1856 (3 Mar.) neat envelope to London "per Mermaid" bearing 1851-55 Laureated 2d. Prussian blue (worn plate I) strip of three (good to enormous margins all round) cancelled by the dumb barred oval in black and tied by large handstruck "5" in red, with a second strike to the left and London arrival (10.6), the reverse with open-circle Sydney despatch c.d.s. A delightful cover in the finest of conditionThe handstruck "5" denotes the U.K. share of the rateSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesTransit Mail through United Kingdom1850 (15 Nov.) stampless entire letter to Paris "Via London" and "per Thomas Hughes", manuscript "Registered" in large letters, marked "1/2" later replaced by "45" with the London wide crown/"registered" in red and a fine strike of the boxed "colonies/&c art 13." in red and Calais transit (10.5) in red; the reverse with faint Geelong despatch (9.12) and London transit (9.5). A fine and important letter.This is the earliest known registered letter from Australia to France as well as the earliest usage of the Anglo-French account...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1856-58 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue in a horizontal pair [34-35] on soft medium yellowish paper, unused without gum; mixed margins and a small surface thin on the right stamp. A very scarce multiple, probably unique as such. S.G. 104Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1856 (2 Jan.) envelope to Ireland "per the Red Jacket" bearing imperf. Diadem 6d. slate-grey and 1856 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue registered stamp cancelled by part strikes of numeral postmark, a good strike of unframed "registered/bathurst" in black with handstruck "d6" which is overstruck by a faint strike of handstruck "5" in red, with manuscript registration numbers; an array of backstamps with two strikes of Bathurst "JA 2" c.d.s., Liverpool "australian/packet", Eniskillen c.d.s. (11.4) and two strikes of straight-line "bundoran" in bl...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1856 (2 Aug.) neat envelope to Pendlebury, Manchester bearing 1854 3d. yellow-green (margins on two sides), 1854-59 6d. olive-grey (close to very large margins) with 1856-59 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue registered stamp (almost touching at top, other margins very large) tied by dumb barred ovals and handstruck "d6" in black, with a good strike of "registered/sydney n.s.w." dated oval in red and manuscript "3" in red ink; the reverse with boxed Liverpool Ship datestamp (21.11) Manchester c.d.s. and a superb strike of the undated Pendlebury op...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1857 (10 Mar.) blue envelope addressed to Lord Ivory, Edinburgh "per first vessel ..." bearing 1854 Laureated 3d. yellow-greed (2, mixed margins) with 1856-59 (6d.) salmon and indigo registered stamp cancelled by "87" barred ovals with unframed "registered/ipswich" in the lower corner, the adhesives are tied by a manuscript "6" and the first type London open "registered/g.p.o." dated oval, the reverse with Ipswich despatch, Sydney (23.3) and Edinburgh (13.6). There is some light soilingPays 6d. packet letter plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5% tax...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1857 (9 Apr.) blue envelope to Birmingham bearing 1856-60 Diadem 1d., 2d. and 3d. with 1856-59 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue registered stamp (cut to shape and oxidised) well tied by "65" numerals and with unframed "registered/stoney creek" in red in the lower corner, handstruck "d6" in black ink and a good strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red, the reverse with the despatch c.d.s., Orange (9.4), Sydney (13.4), Liverpool Australian Packet (1.8) and Birmingham (3.8) c.d.s. An interesting four-colour frankingThis letter had a rathe...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1858 (10 Feb.) a neat mourning envelope to London bearing 1854-59 Diadem 6d. slate-grey (mixed margins) with 1856-50 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue registered stamp (small to good margins) cancelled by dumb barred ovals, a good strike of the "registered/sydney n.s.w." dated oval and handstruck "d6" in black, there is also a good strike of the second type open "registered/g.p.o." dated oval (7.4) code "M". An attractive frankingCarried on the E.& O. 'Simla' to Suez, and the 'Tamar' from Alexandria to SouthamptonSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1861 (20 Apr.) envelope to Scotland bearing perforated 6d. slate-purple with 1860-63 (6d.) rose-red and indigo registered stamp tied by dumb barred ovals with a good strike of "registered/sydney n.s.w." dated oval in red, the reverse with Dumfries arrival c.d.s. (31.7). a neat envelopePays 6d. packet letter plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered Stamps1866 (21 Dec.) blue wrapper to Southampton "Via Marseilles" bearing perforated 2d. blue pair, 6d. violet and 1860-65 (6d.) rose-red and Prussian blue registered stamp cancelled by "55" sunburst with boxed "registered/newcastle" plus Newcastle despatch c.d.s. in black and the standard London registered dated oval (11.2) code "C" in red, the reverse with Sydney transit (22.12) and Southampton arrival (12.2) c.d.s. This is the earliest of only two recorded examples of registered mail via Marseilles during the 1863-72 10d. periodPays the 10d. packet...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered StampsTransit Mail through U.K.1856 (24 Sept.) envelope to Lyon bearing 1854-59 1/- pale red single and pair (good to large margins all round) with 1856-59 (6d.) vermilion and Prussian blue registered stamp (touched to very large margins, small part covered by other adhesive) cancelled by dumb barred ovals and a very fine strike of "registered/sydney n.s.w." dated oval in red, with manuscript "6" in black ink and "3/3" in red ink; London markings of the first type open oval "registered/g.p.o." (31.12), tall crown/"registered" and "PD" in circle, all in...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered StampsTransit Mail through U.K.1859 (Sept.) cover front to Concession, Canada West bearing 1854-59 Diadem 6d. grey (2), 1856-60 2d. plus 1856-59 (6d.) orange and Prussian blue registered stamp (all with mixed margins) tied by "95" numeral of Moreton Bay, with unframed "registered/brisbane" in black, with Paid London c.d.s. (14.10) and the small crown/"registered" plus a slightly larger crown/"registered" applied elsewhere en route (probably Liverpool). An important cover, the only recorded example of a registered letter from Moreton Bay to CanadaSubjec...

(x) AustralasiaNew South WalesRegistered StampsTransit Mail through U.K.1860 (17 Apr.) envelope to Bologna, Papal State "Via Marseilles" (deleted) bearing perforated 2d. blue (2), 3d. orange and 6d. greenish grey (3) (some values stuck over the flap which is opened for display) with 1860-63 (6d.) orange and Prussian blue registered stamp horizontal pair tied by "225" sunburst, with the standard-type London registered dated oval (18.6) and "PD" in circle, the reverse with Araluen despatch, Braidwood (18.4), Sydney (20.4) and the arrival datestamps (20.6). Although two adhesives are heavily cr...

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1845 (18 May) entire letter to London marked "Via Sydney" and "registered", bears a good strike of the boxed "paid at/wellington" in red and with rate marks of "2/-" and "4" and a good strike of the London wide crown/"registered", the reverse with a light strike of oval "wellington/new zealand" datestamp and London arrival (2.11). A clean and fine letter which is the earliest known item of registered mail from New Zealand to the U.K.4d. paid by the sender, 2/- for postage (1/- and registration 1/- paid by the recipient). New Zealand did not have a charge for registra...

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1845 (4 Sept.) entire letter from Wellington to Devonport marked "registered" with rate marks of "2/4" and "6" (crossed through), probably carried privately to Sydney with oval "paid ship letter/sydney" datestamp (23.10) and a light strike of the rare "Registered/sydney" (White type R2) and signed in red ink "H.W. Petre"; the reverse with London straight-line "ship letter" in black, transit c.d.s. (7.3) and Devonport arrival c.d.s. (8.3). A very good cover and an exciting example of this rare Sydney registered handstampPays 6d. registration paid in cash, 6d. for doub...

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1847 (26 Apr.) entire letter to Wick, Scotland boldly marked "Registered" with number "W. 414" and "4" (crossed through) and rated "1/8" and two red wafer seals where the registration receipt was affixed, the reverse with straight-line London "ship-letter" in black, two London c.d.s. and a fine strike of Wick arrival (27.11). A good and clean coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1848 (17 Oct.) entire letter to Devonport marked "Registered Via Sydney'" bearing a very light strike of the Paid at Wellington Crowned Circle, a superb strike of the straight-line "registered" in black applied at Wellington with rate marks of "1/6" and "4"; the reverse with fine strikes of the "wellington/new zealand" despatch c.d.s., London transit and Devonport arrival (21.4); two vertical filing creases do not detract from this attractive and important cover being the earliest recorded example of the registered handstampPays registration 6d. (reduced from 1/- on...

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1859 (23 June) entire to London marked with a bold "Registered 313" in magenta ink and rate mark "6" in the same ink, a further manuscript "6" in black ink and a light strike of Port Victoria despatch c.d.s. plus there is a good strike of a small crown/"registered" in red, the reverse with Christchurch transit c.d.s. and the remains of a wafer seal with green wax. A very neat and attractive cover.There is speculation that this red crown Registered handstamp was applied in Port Victoria and its position over the magenta "6" might support this. This is, of course, simi...

(x) AustralasiaNew Zealand1872 long blue envelope to London marked with a bold "Registered" at left bearing a line of Chalon Heads with 1864-67 3d. lilac (3), 4d. yellow (2) with 1871 1d. brown and 6d. pale blue, each tied by a good Wellington duplex, London arrival c.d.s. (6.9) and the standard London registered dated oval code "A", no markings on the reverse. There is a heavy vertical folding crease and a few trivial imperfections. A magnificent franking. Signed by Peter Holcombe. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). S.G. 117, 120, 132a, 1367The registration rate was set to 6d. on 1 January 1870, the...

(x) AustralasiaQueensland1871 (1 Nov.) small envelope to London bearing lithograph 3d. greenish grey (2) and 6d. yellow-green tied by Brisbane numeral and despatch c.d.s. and bears a superb strike of the boxed "Supposed to contain coin/registration fee 6d." in black with champhered corners with "1/-" rate marks, the standard-type London registered dated oval and "registered/e.d.o" c.d.s. (29.1) both in red; vertical folding crease. A good cover showing forced registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaQueenslandRegistered Stamp1860-61 (6d.) Lord Crawford colour trial in agate on thin wove paper, watermark small star with intact corners showing a small double quarter circles in each corner. Very fine and unique. Ex Besaucon. B.P.A. Certificate (1982)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaQueenslandRegistered Stamp1860-61 rough perf.14 (6d.) orange-yellow block of four handstamped "specimen" diagonally, lightly mounted with with even gum toning and some typical gum wrinkling. A good-looking and scarce multiple. S.G. 20sSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaQueenslandRegistered StampTransit Mail through U.K.: 1867 (20 May) large blue envelope to Germany "via Southampton" bearing lithograph 6d. yellow-green, 1/- grey right margin strip of three plus (6d.) orange-yellow horizontal pair" tied by "70" stars of Brisbane and with the despatch duplex at left, "brisbane/registered" dated oval; there is a good strike of the London twin circle registered datestamp (A&H 2299) partly overstruck by Aus England Per Aachen c.d.s. in blue (27.7) and boxed "Recomandirt" in red, the reverse with Württemburg and other German datestamp (27.7); there...

(x) AustralasiaQueenslandRegistered StampTransit Mail through U.K.: 1870 (Dec.) cover front to Pilkington, Canada West "Via elora" and marked "Registered", bears Lithograph 1d. orange-vermilion, 2d. pale blue pair, 1/- yellow-green and (6d.) orange-yellow registered stamp tied by neat strikes of "108" numerals with a very fine strike of unframed "registered/nanango", various manuscript markings and a good strike of the standard-type London registered dated oval (30.1) code "BB"; most of the top flap remains. A very visually attractive four-colour frankingPays the single letter rate to Canada...

(x) AustralasiaVictoria1848 (18 June) entire letter to Ludlow "Per the Barque 'Jane Cain'" boldly marked "Registered" and "3" in red ink, a fair strike of crowned "ship letter/melbourne" despatch dated oval in red and rated "1/2", the reverse with straight-line "ship-letter" in black over London transit c.d.s. (11.12); part of the top flap is missing and there is a horizontal filing crease which does not detract from this important cover. This is the earliest known registered cover from Port Phillip District (Victoria)Pays 3d. prepayment of overseas ship letter, 8d. inward private ship letter...

(x) AustralasiaVictoria1852 (14 Aug.) entire letter to Lady Monteagle in Westminster marked "Registered" and "3" in red crayon along with a good strike of "paid/melbourne" dated oval and manuscript "1/2" rate mark in black ink, on the reverse, London arrival c.d.s. (21.11) with the name of the sender written in red crayon (as then required). The letter enclosed £5 note and was sent during the first 6d. rate registration period (9 July 1851 to 31 December 1853). A good letter to the wife of the Comptroller General of the ExchequerPays 3d. ship letter rate plus 8d. private ship letter to U.K. a...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaMail to the United Kingdom1850 (12 July) stampless envelope to Richmond, Yorkshire "via Sydney - Registered Letter/Paid", the "Registered Letter" has been encircled with red ink to denote prepayment, with "1/10" rate mark and a good strike pf "melbourne/port phillip" despatch datestamp; the reverse with two superb strike of Sydney crown transit c.d.s., London transit and faint Richmond arrival (1.12). Some light soilingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaMail to the United Kingdom1850 (21 Oct.) stampless entire letter to Lade Mounteagle in Westminster which is marked "Containing 6£" with large "Registered" and "3" in red ink, registration number, "1/2" rate mark and oval "ship letter/melbourne" despatch, the flap has been signed by the sender "G. Martin" with a fragment of the registration label over wax seal and London arrival c.d.s. (20.3). Clean and finePays 3d. postage and 6d. registration by the sender and 8d. postage plus 6d. registration by the recipientSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered Stamp1854-57 roulette 1/- colour trial essay in grey-blue and bronze, without gum. A fine example of this great raritySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered Stamp1854 (5 Dec.) envelope to Exeter "Per 'Admiral'" bearing 1854 1/- blue used with 1854 1/- rose-pink and blue registered stamp cancelled by "1/V" postmark with "melbourne/victoria" dated oval, rated "1/6" and marked "Registered" with registration number "250", the reverse with London transit and Exeter arrival c.d.s. (10.3). Some age marks and light soiling. A highly important and desirable cover being the earliest recorded example of this registration stamp which was only issued on 1st DecemberPays the double rate postage (up to ½oz.) and 1/- registratio...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered Stamp1854 (15 Dec.) neat envelope to London "Per the Antelope Steamer", marked "Registered" and bearing a fine example of the 1854 1/- rose-pink and blue registered stamp well tied by neat "2/V" postmark, with faint manuscript "1/-" in red ink (paid in cash) and "1/-" in black ink, a good strike of the boxed "too late" in red and London Paid arrival (17.3), the reverse with Geelong despatch oval, Melbourne (16.12) and London (17.3) transit datestamp. There is some soiling on the reverse, otherwise fresh and fine. A very interesting cover; prepayment with pos...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered Stamp1857 (27 May) envelope to London "pr Simla via Marseilles" bearing 1854 6d. dull orange pair with 1/- rose-pink and blue registered stamp tied by "1" barred ovals, "6" rate mark and a fine strike of the first open-type London registered/g.p.o." dated oval code "M" (27.7) (A&H 1493) in red, the reverse with Melbourne despatch oval. A very good cover. R.P.S. Victoria Certificate (1984)provenance:Henry Harvey, May 1976Ronnie Winhester, July 2017Pays double rate packet letter (up to ½oz.) and 1/- registration. 6d. of the postage was credited to France for th...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered StampTransit Mail through U.K.: 1857 (17 Jan.) stunning envelope to Locarno, Switzerland bearing 1854-55 2/- dull bluish green pair, 1/- rose-pink and blue registered stamp (with left margin) plus 1856 Queen on Throne 1d. yellow-green pair tied by "4" barred ovals with Sandhurst despatch oval alongside, handstruck "d6" and orange crayon markings, with London large crown/"registered" in red and a light strike of the first type open oval "registered/g.p.o." dated oval (9.5) code "M" plus Calais transit, the reverse with Melbourne oval, Basel and Locarno arrival...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaRegistered StampTransit Mail: 1857 (27 Apr.) envelope to Switzerland bearing 1854-55 2/- dull bluish green pair with 1/- rose-pink and blue registration stamp with 1857 4d. dull red (2, one folded over the edge of the envelope) cancelled by "4" barred ovals with a light strike of Sandhurst despatch oval and handstruck "d6", clerk's calculations in the lower corner "T - 4 - 2.V - - 6/R - 1 - ". with large crown/"registered" (probably Liverpool), London transit (24.8), "PD" in circle, Calais transit and French "chargé" in black; the reverse with Melbourne oval, boxed Live...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaPost Registered Stamp Period1859 (16 May) blue envelope to London "per Columbian via Marseilles" bearing 1859 1d. yellow-green (3), 4d. dull rose-red (2) and 1/- blue tied by "1" in fine barred circle, with faint Melbourne despatch oval, small manuscript "6" and the standard London registered dated oval code "M" (1.8). Notation on the reverse suggestes that the letter contained £50. One of the 1d. stamps overlaps the edge of the envelope and is defective, a small repair in the top left corner. A desirable three-colour franking. The compulsory use of registration stamps...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1854 (June) (c.) entire letter to Paris by "first sheap" and marked "Registered" in red ink and with "1/2" rate mark, a good strike of the London large crown/"registered", boxed "Colonies/& Art13" both in orange-red with Calais transit, the reverse with London transit (14.9), A good cover paying the 1/- registration fee in cash as the new registered stamps were not yet available. R.P.S. Victoria Certificate (1998)provenance:Dale ForsterRonnie Winchester, July 2017Pays 8d. private ship letter and 6d. U.K. registration. 1/- local regist...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (20 Jan.) blue envelope to Locarno, Switzerland bearing 1854 1/- dull blue horizontal strip of five and 1857 4d. dull rose-red pair with indistinct cancellation, bears London "d6" handstamp in black which has been crossed through in ink, second type "registered/g.p.o." dated oval (7.4), large crown/"registered", London Paid c.d.s. and "PD" in circle with Calais transit and "chargé" in black; datestamps on reverse with Melbourne despatch oval, Basel and Locarno arrival (12.4), there are five marks where the French wax seals have be...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (29 Mar.) envelope to Lugano, Switzerland bearing 1854 1/- dull blue strip of four, 1857 4d. dull rose pair and 6d. orange-yellow pair tied by indistinct cancellations bearing the wide crown/"registered", London Paid c.d.s. (21.6) and "PD" in circle, with Calais transit and French "chargé", the reverse with part Hepburn despatch oval, Melbourne c.d.s. and Locarno arrival (26.6) plus two remaining French wax seals; The flap is missing and a severe horizontal crease through the adhesives at the top of the envelope. A rare mixed iss...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (11 Aug.) envelope to Bordeaux, France bearing 1854 1/- dull blue (4) and 1854-55 6d. dull orange (all with generally good margins) cancelled by "136" barred circles, marked "Registered" in red ink with Sandhurst dated oval, London small crown/"registered", the standard-type London registered dated oval (18.10) and "PD" in oval, handstruck "d6" in black which has been crossed through, Calais transit and straight-line "chargé", various backstamp including Eagle Hawk despatch oval, Melbourne and some French transit c.d.s. The French...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (13 Sept.) an appealing cover to Locarno, Switzerland bearing 1854 1/- dull blue horizontal strip of four and single plus 1857 roulette 4d. pale dull rose (2, one folded over the edge of the envelope and is defective) with indistinct numeral cancellations, marked "Regd 660" and "4/2" rate mark in red ink, with wide crown/"registered", "PD" in circle, Calais transit and French "chargé"; an array of backstamps with Hepburn despatch oval. Melbourne. London (13.11), Basel and Locarno arrival. A striking cover.Pays 1/- registration, 6d...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (13 Nov.) envelope to Boston bearing 1854 1/- dull blue (cut into at right) with 1858 imperf. 1d. pale emerald pair cancelled by "5" in barred oval, manuscript "8" in red ink with London Paid c.d.s. (3.1) and N.York Am. Pkt. (29.1), the reverse with a faint strike of Ballarat despatch oval and Melbourne c.d.s. A fine and attractive cover though this one is not registered. Rodney Perry Certificate (2006)provenance:'Barelli' May 2014Carried on the 'Emeu' from Melbourne to Suez, 'Panther' from Alexandra to Malta the 'Tevior' to South...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1858 (9 Dec,) grey-blue envelope to le Havre, France "Per Overland" bearing 1854 1/- dull blue horizontal pair (fair margins) partly overlapped by 1857 imperf. 1d. yellow-green pair cancelled by "89" barred circle and bearing London small crown/"registered", standard-type London registered dated oval code "M" (12.2) and "PD" in circle, Calais transit with straight-line "chargé", the reverse with an array of c.d.s. including Melbourne despatch and four wax seals "calais/a/paris"; a few faults. A good franking. Rodney Perry Certificate (...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1859 (10 Aug.) envelope to Altona, Denmark bearing 1859 perforated 1d. yellow-green pair, 1/- dull blue and 2/- dull bluish green tied by "244" numeral in barred oval, marked "registered 854" and some rate marks, with London small crown/"registered" (plus a second, partial strike) and London Paid c.d.s. (14.10); the reverse with Back Creek despatch oval, Hamburg and another transit datestamp. An appealing three-colour franking. R.P.S. Victoria Certificate (2008)provenance:Ronnie Winchester, July 2017Pays 1/- registration, 6d. ship lett...

(x) AustralasiaVictoriaTransit Mail through United Kingdom1860 (3 Nov.) opened-out envelope to Switzerland bearing 1859 perf.12 1/- dull blue (2) with 1858 roulette Queen on Throne 6d. bright blue tied by neat "239" numerals, marked "Registered" with Melbourne transit, London St. Edward's crown/"registered", the standard-type London registered oval code "B" and "PD" in oval with Calais transit and straight-line "chargé" in black, the reverse with Munolly despatch c.d.s., boxed French charge handstamp and Riaonico (22.1) arrival. A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20%...

(x) AustralasiaWestern Australia1849 (May) (c.) neat envelope to London, neatly marked in the corner "Registered No. 17" and showing a small "6" in the same ink alongside, and showing a very faint strike of crown over boxed "central/post office/perth" in black and a part strike of "ship letter/western australia" dated oval, rated "2/4" and with an oily strike of London large crown/"registered" in red, the reverse with London arrival c.d.s. (23.8). A fine and neat envelope which is the earliest recorded registered letter from Western AustraliaWestern Australia introduced a registration system...

(x) AustralasiaMail from the United Kingdom1841 (6 Mar.) a neat envelope to Sydney marked "Prepaid" bearing a good strike of "Registered/edinburgh" (A&H 1487) and open circle "paid at edinburgh" despatch datestamp with London Paid and open oval "paid ship letter london/crown" (8.3) in red (W&J 1254) with rate marks "1/8" (ship letter 8d. plus registration 1/-) and "7" (7d. charged on arrival in New South Wales) and with manuscript registration numbers; the reverse with the circular "ship letter/sydney" (6.7) in black. The envelope has been carefully cleaned but still of very fine appearance.A...

(x) AustralasiaMail from the United Kingdom1847 (16 Dec.) Registered Letter receipt, number "217" addressed to Sydney bearing Charing Cross Paid Maltese Cross datestamp, a second strike, incorrectly dated (15.12) has been overstruck by the Charing Cross bag seal handstamp in the same ink; usual vertical creases. An interesting receipt and the only example bearing a bag seal handstampprovenance:Vivien Sussex, March 2002Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) AustralasiaMail from the United Kingdom1856 (6 Nov.) Nicholson envelope to Melbourne bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- pale green, die 2 (6, cut to shape) plus 1855-57 6d. deep lilac (trimmed wing margin) cancelled by "877" numerals with Whitehaven despatch c.d.s. alongside, there is also a printed label "registered letter." in red (thought only to have been used in Whitehaven), the reverse bears London transit and "ship letter/melbourne" arrival dated oval (7.1). There are some peripheral wrinkles and faults, generally clean.This envelope has created much interest in the past, each of the 1/-...

(x) AustralasiaMail from the United Kingdom1859 (17 June) envelope to Sydney "via Marseilles" bearing 1855-57 1/- green tied by Irish "186" numeral, marked "Registered" with registration number, also "To be Kept till called for", with the circular "dublin/registered" despatch c.d.s. in red, the small crown/"registered" in red and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "*" in black plus unframed "advertised/unclaimed" in black, the reverse bearing Sydney arrival (11.8). Some light soiling; an interesting coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

(x) AustralasiaMail from the United KingdomNew Zealand: 1860 (25 Sept.) small envelope to Auckland bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac vertical pair (with wing margins) tied by "607" numerals with Sevenoaks despatch c.d.s. below, marked "Registered" and "no value" with small crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "O", Auckland arrival (25.12) and unframed "unclaimed" in red plus a faint boxed "advertised/unclaimed", a further London c.d.s. on the reverse along with a red wax seal. A good cover to New ZealandSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1841 (15 Jan.) a delightful and highly important entire letter to Congleton marked "Registered Post Prepaid" with small "No 96" added by the postmaster, rated "1/2" and with a fine strike of Lombard Street Maltese Cross datestamp in red. Free from any filing creases and the letter indicates that this originally contained seven bank notes totalling £919.2.5d.This magnificent cover is the earliest known example of a British Inland registered letterprovenance:Vivien Sussex, March 2002Pays 2d. postage for up to 1oz. pl...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1841 (4 Feb.) entire letter to Aberystwyth marked "Registered Letter" in red ink and the rate mark "1/-" changed to "1/6" ( the standard registration plus 6d. for postage). There is a trace of a postmark on the reverse, the letter shows this to have been sent from Bala. Without any filing creases, clean and fine. This is the earliest known Welsh inland registered letterThis letter contained £2.7.0d. in coin, explaining the 6d. postage for up to 3oz. This is a remarkable cover as registration forms were only deliver...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1842 (May) neat wrapper to the Eastern Bank, Dundee bearing a superb strike of the "Registered/edinburgh" in red and a clear "1/2" rate mark in red ink, the reverse with boxed Dundee arrival datestamp (19.5) (small fragment missing where the wax seal has been removed). Exceptionally fresh, a clean and desirable early Scottish registered cover. This registration mark is first recorded as being used in 1842Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1843 (30 May) stampless entire letter to Edinburgh boldly marked "Registered Letter pd" at top, rated "1/2" with Oban despatch and Edinburgh arrival datestamps (1.6); the letter contained some promissory notes. Clean and fine and free of filing foldsPays 2d. postage plus 1/- registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1846 (4 Dec.) stampless envelope to Edinburgh twice marked "Registered Letter" and with "1/4" rate mark with Inverary despatch and Edinburgh arrival (6.12) c.d.s. Clean and finePays postage 4d. (no evidence of heavy enclosure) and registratrion 1/-Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1847 (19 July) entire letter to London bearing Dublin despatch c.d.s. and a fine strike of the distinctive horseshoe "registered/no/225/dublin" in black, large "1/1" rate mark and London Paid arrival datestamp (20.7); two vertical filing folds, a clean and attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RateStampless Covers1847 (9 Nov.) stampless wrapper to Dublin and marked "Registered 9 Nov 1847" in magenta ink, rated "1/4", Paid at Edinburgh despatch c.d.s., a very fine strike of the special "Registered/edinburgh" in red and Dublin Paid arrival c.d.s. (11.11). Exceptionally fresh and fine. A delightful coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers1841 (20 Jan.) wrapper to Bath bearing 1d. Black, plate 5, JG (exceptional margins, enormous on three sides showing a fragment of the stamp to the right, good to very close at left) well tied by an orange-red Maltese Cross and a faint strike of "Strand W.O." in black; marked with large script "Registered Letter" (the ink just onto the adhesive), with the London Paid despatch datestamp and manuscript "1/-" for the registration. There is a vertical filing crease which is well clear of the adhesive. The flap en...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers1841 (30 Jan.) entire letter to a bookseller in Oxford bearing 1d. Black plate 8, HK (dark colour, small to large margins all round) tied by a watery strike of pale red Maltese Cross, the front marked "No 198 Registered Letter" with a small "1/-" rate mark, the reverse bearing the Liverpool despatch c.d.s. The letter with some age wear at edges but this does not affect the outside. B.P.A. Certificate (2011) which notes that the adhesive has been lifted and treated to reduce stainingA rare Penny Black registe...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers!841 (3 Feb.) wrapper to Bakewell bearing 1d. Black plate 9, AH-AI horizontal pair (deep shade, small to large margins, just cut into foot of AH) tied by watery strikes of dull red Maltese Cross and marked "registered letter No.247" and rate mark "1/-" for registration, the reverse with an oily strike of Liverpool despatch c.d.s. There is a vertical folding crease which runs through AH. Copy of B.P.A. Certificate (2003).An important and early registered letter and the only known multiple of the Penny Black o...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers1841 (26 Mar.) envelope addressed to the Rectory Henley on Thames marked "Registered/Money Letter" and "1/-" in red ink and bearing 1d. Black plate 6, OH (generally good to large margins but cut into under "ONE") with London Paid transit (27.3) and undated "henley-on-thames" arrival, the reverse with Lowestoff despatch c.d.s. A charming envelope and unusual to be endorsed "Money Letter" as well as registered. B.P.A. Certificate (2001)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers1841 (19 Apr.) entire letter to a solicitor in Ellsmere bearing 1d. Black, plate 11 MG (good to very large margins on three sides, just cut into at left) just tied by black Maltese Cross, marked diagonally across the address side "No 52/Registered Letter" and "1/-", there is a good strike of the boxed "paid at/liverpool" datestamp. Also included with this lot is another entire from the same correspondence dated 1841 (19 Apr.) bearing 1d. Black plate 11 MF from the left side of the previous cover (good to eno...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Penny Black Covers1841 (12 July) small envelope to London bearing 1d. Black plate 1b, HD (small to good margins, just touching at top) well tied by a brownish red Maltese Cross with Emsworth despatch c.d.s. alongside, boldly marked "38 Registered" and "1/-" rate in red-brown ink and with London Paid tombstone (13.7) and there is some manuscript notation. R.P.S Certificate (2000) which incorrectly observes that the cover has been trimmed at right (it is still complete), and B.P.A. Certificate (2010)This charming cover is partic...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Two Pence Blue Covers1841 (13 Feb.) large part wrapper to Bakewell bearing pair of 2d. dark blue, plate 1, CB-CD (close to good margins, just cut into at left) cancelled by red Maltese Cross, marked "Registered Letter" in left corner and "1/-" rate mark for registration and Sheffield despatch c.d.s. The flaps have been trimmed. A clean and appealing cover. R.P.S. Certificate (1999).A delightful and remarkable cover which is the earliest known registered cover bearing 1840 2d. Blue, only three registered covers bearing the p...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Two Pence Blue Covers1841 (27 May) entire letter to a bookseller in Oxford bearing 2d. dark blue, plate 1, NA (good to large margins all round) well tied by black Maltese Cross and the Southampton despatch c.d.s., the address side with large "Registered Letter" and "1/-" in red ink plus London Paid tombstone transit datestamp (28.5). B.P.A. Certificate (2009).A very fine and desirable registered cover, particularly bearing such a fine adhesiveThis letter originally contained four £5 notes. For the companion cover bearing a 1d...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Two Pence Blue Covers1841 (25 Oct.) cover front and large part of one flap to Kendal bearing 2d. pale blue, plate 2, DA (close to large margins all round) cancelled by a central strike of black Maltese Cross, Norwich type 1, the cover marked "Registered Letter" and manuscript "1/-" and showing the Norwich despatch c.d.s. on the flap. A dramatic cover, especially with this distinctive Maltese Cross and the earliest registered cover bearing the 2d. blue plate 2Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Two Pence Blue Covers1842 (4 June) large part wrapper to Kendal bearing 2d. blue plate 2, FL (enormous margins 3 sides, cut into top) tied by black Maltese Cross, well-marked "Registered Letter" and "1/-" in ink, the reverse with Huddersfield despatch c.d.s. (2) and horse-shoe Kendal arrival (5.6). The lower right corner of the cover repaired. A scarce registered cover.Also 1842 (21 June) another letter from the same correspondence to Kendal bearing 2d. deeper blue, plate 2, GI (small to large margins, just touched or cut int...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Two Pence Blue Covers1842 (10 Sept.) cover front and one flap used locally in Norwich bearing 2d. dark blue, plate 2, FC and EE (margins all round, close to very large) just tied by black Maltese Cross, marked "Registered Letter" in ink and "P 1/-" in red crayon, the flap bearing Norwich c.d.s. Part of the address panel has been excised and restored. A clean and most attractive cover.There are only four recorded registered covers bearing 2d. plate 2, this being the only multipleSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Mulready Covers1841 (8 June) 2d. envelope, a195, to Lancaster, uprated with 1840 2d. blue, plate 1, QA (good to very large margins all round) cancelled (not tied) by black Maltese Cross with a second strike to the right, marked "Registered Letter 1/-" in red in and with Carlisle despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner; the reverse with red wax seal of the Carlisle and Cumberland Bank. There is some light ageing but a remarkable and highly important cover amongst other matters being the only known uprated registered Mulready cover...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Mulready Covers1842 (14 Apr.) 2d. wrapper, a103, to London marked with large letters "Registered Letter" and "2/-" plus manuscript "5" in the top corner, cancelled by a rather oily black Maltese Cross with Newcastle on Tyne despatch c.d.s. and London Paid tombstone arrival (15.4), there is a further despatch c.d.s. on the reverse. Light soiling with a couple of horizontal filing creases and part of the address has been bleached out. Karl-Albert Louis Certificate (2000)Also 1842 (24 July) a similar 2d. wrapper, a97, from the s...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Mulready Covers1842 (Dec.) 2d. cover front to Wareham marked "241 Registered" and "1/-", cancelled by black Maltese Cross and with a good strike of Lombard Street Maltese Cross datestamp; small repaired tear at top. Scarceprovenance:Vivien Sussex, March 2002Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1840 Mulready Covers1845 (24 Nov.) 2d. lettersheet front with part of the lower flap, a104, to Winchester, marked "Registered 29" and with large "1-" in red crayon, with London Paid despatch datestamp, there are a few black dots on Britannia, otherwise the cover is not cancelled. The piece has been rebacked for strength, there are some creases and soiling. A wax seal at right suggests that this was used as a label on a large packet. Most unusual and interestingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-BrownBlack Plates: Plate 11; 1841 (5 May) entire to Edinburgh bearing plate 11 LH and RH (generally good to large even margins, one just touched in one corner) cancelled by neat black Maltese Cross, marked "50 registered" and "1/-" in red ink with London Paid tombstone despatch alongside, the reverse with Edinburgh arrival (7.5). The wax seal has been cut off the reverse but a charming and attractive cover, free from the usual filing creases.This is the earliest recorded 1d. red-brown registered cover and the on...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1841 (1 Oct.) neat entire to Canal Office, Coventry bearing plate 12, LJ (mixed margins) tied by black Maltese Cross and marked boldly "Registered Letter /1 - 0" in red ink, with straight-line "Shirleywich" in black and Rugely c.d.s.; the reverse with the sender's red wax seal. Clean and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1842 (19 Jan.) wrapper to Dublin marked "Registered Letter" with "1/-" in red ink, bearing 1d., OJ (touching to very large margins) just tied by black Maltese Cross with a good strike of the square Dublin Paid datestamp (20.1), the flap with Shinrone (County Offaly) despatch c.d.s. Part of one inside flap cut off. A clean cover, possibly the earliest Irish registered cover bearing 1841 1d.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1843 (June) wrapper to London bearing 1d. light red-brown, EG (mixed margins) well tied by black Maltese Cross, marked "18 Registered Letter" and "1/-" with London Paid tombstone arrival datestamp (9.6); the wax seals have been cut off the reverse leaving only a partial strike of the Manchester despatch c.d.s.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1844 (30 Sept.) entire letter to a bookseller in Oxford bearing pair of 1d. red-brown, (close to very large margins) cancelled by fine strikes of "575" numerals; marked "Registered Letter 1/-" in red ink with London Paid tombstone (1.10) transit datestamp, the reverse with a good strike of Norwich despatch c.d.s. An appealing coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1845 (14 June) wrapper to London bearing 1d. deep red-brown strip of four, KG-KJ (almost touching to very large margins) well tied by Scottish "280" numerals, marked "Registered Letter 1/-" in red ink with a fine strike of boxed "paid/at/perth" and London Paid tombstone arrival datestamp (16.6), the reverse with boxed Perth despatch datestamp and Edinburgh transit. Some folding creases, an attractive, heavy-weight cover (up to 2oz.)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1846 (29.Dec.) printed letter from Coutts Bank to London bearing 1d. red-brown (mixed margins) tied by a light strike of Scottish "131" numeral, marked "Registered", "34" and "1/-", a good strike of "Registered/edinburgh" in red and a superb strike of London Paid tombstone arrival (31.12), the reverse with Edinburgh despatch incorrectly struck in black. Signed Peter HolcombeSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 One Penny Red-Brown1847 (11 Oct.) wrapper to Birmingham bearing 1d. red-brown (margins in places) tied by "864" numeral and Wells Somerset despatch c.d.s., marked "registered 1/-" in black ink, there is a faint, straight-line "axbridge" town handstamp in blue, London transit c.d.s. and Birmingham arrival (12.10) in blue. There is a heavy horizontal fold. An attractive cover with all the markings on the address sideSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 Two Pence Blue1841 (11 Sept.) printed entire to Macclesfield bearing 2d. deep blue, plate 3, QC-QD horizontal pair (close to large even margins all round) just tied by black Maltese Cross, marked "Registered 295 1/-" in ink and with Lombard Street Maltese Cross despatch datestamp. A magnificent and highly appealing cover being the earliest recorded example of the 1841 2d. on registered cover. The 1841 2d. is rarely encountered on covers used during the year of issueSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on B...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 Two Pence Blue1843 (7 Mar.) wrapper to Kendal bearing 2d. light blue, HK (close to enormous margins) well tied by a light and neat strike of the distinctive York Maltese Cross in black with the York despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner, marked "Registered Letter P 1/-" in reddish ink, the reverse with Kendal arrival c.d.s. (8.3). A stunning cover with huge appeal and probably the only registered cover bearing this special Maltese CrossSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 Two Pence Blue1847 (5 June) part printed entire to Macclesfield bearing 2d. blue, plate 3, IK-IL pair (just touching to large margins) tied by London "24" numerals, marked "registered" and "1/-" with Lombard Street Paid Maltese Cross despatch datestamp. The front has also been marked "LH (1)" by the sender indicating that the inside contained the left half of a banknote (the recommended procedure for sending money at this time). A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration Rate1841 Two Pence Blue1847 (25 Nov.) entire letter from Coutts Bank to Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh bearing 2d. light blue, plate 3, DH-DJ strip of three (margins just touching to large) cancelled by London "61" numerals, marked "Registered" and "Pd 1/-" in red ink with London Paid despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Edinburgh arrival (26.11). Three vertical filing creases, one through one of the adhesives. Pays for a letter of up to 3oz.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RatePostal Stationery1842 (18 Oct.) Penny Pink envelope to London marked "Registered Letter No. 67 Pd 1/-" in red ink, cancelled by a good strike of the black Maltese Cross with Newark despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner and London Paid tombstone arrival. A charming and important cover being the earliest recorded example of the Penny Pink used for registered mailSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash1/- Registration RatePostal Stationery1847 (12 May) 2d. Blue envelope to Yorkshire cancelled by smudged London numeral, marked "Registered May 13th 1847" and "Registered Letter" plus manuscript "1/-" with Old Cavendish Street Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, the reverse with Richmond arrival c.d.s. (13.5) and red wax seal. Some soiling and wrinkling. This is the earliest of only two know examples of the 2d. stationery envelope used for registered mailSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1848 (20 July) blue wrapper to Banbury bearing 1841 1d. red-brown (good to large even margins) tied by a light strike of smudged numeral, marked "Registered 6" in red ink and numbered "196" with Leicester despatch c.d.s in blue and a light strike of Banbury arrival (21.7) in blue-black. SuperbThe registered rate was reduced to 6d. on 1 March 1848Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1848 (21 Sept.) huge wrapper to solicitors in Kendal bearing 1841 2d. bright blue, plate 3, RG-SL block of twelve and TB-TL strip of eleven (most margins good to large, TL repaired top corner) tied by London "10" numeral, marked "Registered" and "3/10 under 23oz." with a large "6" in red crayon for the registration fee and with London Paid despatch c.d.s., the flap with neat "Holborn E.O." in black and Kendal arrival (22.10) in blue. As to be expected, there is some wrinkling and damage to the wrapper but this is a most extraordin...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1848 (4 Oct.) blue linen-backed envelope to Bakewell bearing 1841 2d. blue, plate 3, BG-BI strip of three (good to large margins, just touching lower left corner) tied by London "21" numerals and bearing a very fine strike of boxed "Registered" struck in bright blue with manuscript "6" and number "269" both in red ink and with Lombard Street Paid Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, a fine strike of Bakewell arrival (5.10) on the reverse. The wax seal has been excised and there are a couple of filing spike holes. A very good and inte...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1848 (11 Dec.) neat blue envelope to Macclesfield bearing 1841 1d. red-brown (good to large even margins) tied by a superb strike of "775" with manuscript "Registered 6", the reverse with a fine strike of Tarporley despatch c.d.s. in red and Crewe transit (12.12) with a bright red wax seal. A very fine and delightful cover. The registration rate was reduced to six pence on 1 March 1848The manuscript 6 represents cash payment for registration.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1849 (4 Jan.) Brocklehurst envelope to Macclesfield bearing 1d. red-brown, MK (large to very large even margins) just tied by a neat "895" numeral and with open circle Wirksworth despatch c.d.s. in blue, marked "Registered P 6" in red ink. Also 1849 (8 Mar.) another envelope from the same correspondence but bearing 1841 2d. blue, plate 3, AE (good to very large margins). Stunning quality making a highly desirable pair of covers. (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1850 (9 Feb.) long envelope to London bearing 1d. red-brown plate 87, MG-NH block of four (close to large margins all round) cancelled by "683" numerals, marked "registered" and "6" with Salisbury despatch and London Paid tombstone arrival datestamp. There is some light soiling as is to be expected on a large wrapper such as this Stamps were required to indicate the fee paid from 1 June 1850Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1850 (7 Dec.) "O.H.M.S. Registered Letter" entire from Cox & Co., the Military Agents, to Captain Albouy, 46th Regiment Leeds bearing 1d. light red-brown, AJ (cut into at right, other margins large to enormous) cancelled by London "21" numeral with manuscript "6" in red crayon, Charing Cross Paid Maltese Cross and neat Leeds arrival c.d.s. (9.12) in blue alongside; two light filing folds. A scarce Official letter which contained a £10 noteSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1852 (24 Apr.) blue Brocklehurst entire to Macclesfield bearing 1841 2d. blue, plate 4, LC, OL (margins generally good to large) cancelled by London "21" numerals, marked "Registered" and "6" with Lombard Street Paid Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, the reverse with Macclesfield arrival (25.4) in blue. The letter contained "£75 of your paid Notes" along with a statement of account. A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Cash6d. Registration Rate1852 (2 Oct.) blue Brocklehurst entire to Macclesfield bearing 1841 2d. blue, plate 4, DG-DH pair (large to very large margins all round) cancelled by London "21" numerals, marked "Registered" and "6" with Lombard Street Paid Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, the reverse with Macclesfield arrival (3.10) in blue. The letter contained "Enclosed paid notes £75" plus a footnote, "We send your vouchers by railway". A magnificent cover with great appealSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsDevonport1860 (27 Sept.) blue envelope to Holborn marked "Registered Letter 39" and bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with 1d. Stars tied by "250" numeral with Devonport despatch below, a light strike of the sans-serif small crown/"registered" in red and the standard type London registered dated oval (28.9) code "AM". A couple of light creases or wrinkles, a good example of this scarce registration markFor Falmouth, see lot 155For Glasgow, see lot 275For Jersey, see lots 72, 125, 147 and 255For Guernsey, see lots 52Sub...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1857 (18 July) envelope to London bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac (wing margin) with 1d. Stars on white paper tied by fine strikes of the scarce Liverpool Registered Spoon, numbered "244" with superb strikes of the distinctive Liverpool crown/"registered" in red and the first type London open oval "registered/g.p.o." code "M" (20.7); a tiny fragment of the reverse missing (from wax seal?). A clean and delightful coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1858 (18 July) entire to High Bentham, Yorkshire bearing 1d. Stars on white paper (strip of six and single) tied by neat strike of Liverpool duplex, marked "Registered latter" and bears a superb strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red, the reverse with unreadable c.d.s. in green and Lancaster transit. Sent from the Liverpool Royal Lunatic Asylum giving notice of ending of a leaseSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1858 (15 Sept.) neat envelope to Sheffield bearing 1855-57 6d. pale lilac with 1d. Stars on white paper (2) tied by Liverpool duplex, marked "Registered" and bears a superb strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red (slightly smaller letters) with Sheffield arrival on the reverse (16.9). A very good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1860 (5 Apr.) wrapper to London bearing 1d. Stars on white paper with 2d. blue plate 8 (3) tied by Liverpool duplex, marked "Registered" in red ink and with a weak strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red and the London standard registered dated oval code "M". GoodSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1860 (19 May) blue entire letter to Hawick bearing 1d. Stars on white paper and 2d. blue, plate 8 strip of three tied by Liverpool duplex, marked "Registered 19/5/60" in magenta ink and shows a good strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red; the reverse with Carlisle and Hawick (20.5) c.d.s. A little soiledSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsLiverpool1860 (25 Sept.) wrapper to London bearing 2d. blue, plate 8 (4) tied by Liverpool duplex, with "Registered" in red ink, a good strike of the Liverpool crown/"registered" in red and the standard London registered dated oval code "AM". Fine and attractiveFor other Liverpool lots, see lots 130, 137, 227, 235, 290 and 306 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsPlymouth1858 (17 July) envelope to London bearing 1855-57 6d. pale lilac with 1d. Stars on white paper (defective corner) tied by light strikes of Plymouth "620" duplex, a good strike of the distinctive small crown/"registered" in red and with the standard London registered dated oval code "M" and, on the reverse, Margate arrival (28.7). Some soiling but a good example of this fairly scarce markingFor another example, see lot 136Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Crown Registered HandstampsSouthampton1857 (18 Dec.) blue envelope to London bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with 1d. Stars on white paper tied by "723" numerals, registration number "28" and Southampton despatch c.d.s. in blue in the lower corner, a superb strike of the distinctive Southampton large crown/"registered" also in blue and the second type London "registered/g.p.o." oval datestamp code "M". An Important cover bearing such a good strike of this scarce Southampton registration markFor another example, see lot 135For Wrexham, see lot...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsLiverpool: 1855 (18th Oct.) wrapper to London bearing 1d. Stars red-brown on blued paper (8) well tied by several good strikes of the Liverpool Registered Spoon cancellation, marked "Registered" in reddish ink and London Paid tombstone arrival (19.10). A delightful and highly appealing example of this scarce and popular postmark. S.G. 29This is thought to be the earliest example of this postmark, and by some as the first day of use.For other examples, see lots 69, 78 and 130Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in additi...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsLondon: 1860 (25 Sept.) blue Brocklehurst entire to Macclesfield bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-carmine and 6d. lilac tied by London "24" numerals, marked "Registered" and bearing a very fine strike of framed "lombard street/b/registered letter" in red (A&H 1497) and the standard type London registered dated oval, code "E" with Macclesfield arrival (26.9) on the reverse along with a complete red wax seal. A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsManchester: 1854 (18 Nov.) wrapper to Macclesfield bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4, PK, SC (margins good to very large, just touched in one corner) in combination with 1854-57 2d. blue, plate 4, CI, II tied by "498" numerals; there is a very fine strike of the Manchester straight-line "registered" in black with the despatch c.d.s. alongside; the reverse with further despatch c.d.s., Macclesfield arrival (20.11) and a faint undated circle. Light filing crease affects one of the 1841 2d. Clean and fine, a most remarkable...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsManchester: 1857 (11 Sept.) entire letter to London bearing 1855-57 6d. deep lilac partly overlapping 2d. Stars perf.16 tied by "498" numerals, a superb strike of the Manchester straight-line "registered" in red, Manchester despatch c.d.s. and the first type of London "registered/g.p.o." dated oval code "M". Horizontal fold at foot. Good markingsFor another example, see lot 146Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsNorwich: 1861 (10 Aug.) envelope to Pontefract bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac tied by "573" numeral and surrounded by the evocative framed "registered/at norwich" with manuscript date insertion with 1d. Stars on white paper tied by Norwich duplex (11.8), marked "Registered" in magenta ink and with the standard London registered dated oval code "BB" (12.8), the reverse with part Pontefract arrival c.d.s. Horizontal crease and flap missing, a little soiled. The magnificent strike of this rare and important registration mark...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsWells, Somerset: 1851 (13 Nov.) neat envelope to Edinburgh bearing 1841 1d, red-brown OJ and 1841 2d. blue, plate 4, FA-FC strip of three (close to large margins all round) cancelled by light "864" numerals with a superb strike of the cursive "registered" and Wells Somerset despatch c.d.s., both in blue; London and Edinburgh backstamps. A superb coverprovenance:Vivien Sussex, March 2002Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsYeovil: 1856 (9 July) linen-backed envelope to the Wills & Dorset Bank, Chippenham bearing Stars 1d. red-brown and 2d. blue (3) perf. 14, OA-OC tied by "929" numerals with the special Yeovil "Registered." handstamp in blue and Chippenham arrival (10.7) at foot and Yeovil despatch on the reverse. Arrival notation at left, light vertical bend and a few lightly foxed perfs. A good example of this special handstampSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsYork: 1853 (15 Aug.) small, linen-backed envelope to Macclesfield bearing 1841 2d. blue, plate 4, QG (mixed margins) with SH-SJ strip of three (small to very large margins all round) just tied by "930" numeral with York despatch c.d.s. and framed "registered/york" handstamp, both in red, with number "199", the Macclesfield arrival is on the reverse. Clean and fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsYork: 1855 (16 Jan.) envelope to Macclesfield bearing Embossed 6d. dull lilac (margins all round) with 2d. Stars, perf.16, cancelled/tied by "930" numerals with the York despatch c.d.s. and boxed "registered/york" both in black, numbered "277" and with Macclesfield arrival (17.1) on the reverse. A very good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsScotland - Glasgow: 1856 (22 July) wrapper (no side flaps) to Liverpool bearing Stars 1d. red-brown and 2d. blue (3) tied by very fine strikes of Glasgow 'Madeleine Smith' duplex, marked "Registered" and with a good strike of the circular "registered at glasgow" (A&H 1486) numbered "291" in the centre, the reverse with Liverpool arrival (23.7). A good cover with characterSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsScotland - Glasgow: 1859 (22 Dec.) large blue entire to London bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac (straight edge at top) with pair of 1d. Stars on white paper neatly cancelled by Glasgow "159" duplex, with a good strike of the boxed "registered/at/glasgow" in red (A&H 1488) numbered "103" and a fine strike of the standard type London registered dated oval code "M". A clean and attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsScotland - Glasgow: 1860 (10 July) wrapper to Bolton bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with 2d. blue plate 8 tied by a single strike of Glasgow "159" duplex with a second strike alongside and a fine strike of the boxed "registered/at/glasgow" in red, the reverse with Bolton arrival (11.7). Clean and fine. Note that the second duplex is incomplete as it was struck over the registered tapeAlso see lot 128For the Edinburgh handstamp, see lots 9, 13, 35, 249, 262 and 263Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsIreland - Dublin: 1845 (30 Aug.) wrapper (no side flaps) to London bearing 1841 1d. red-brown (good margins on three sides) tied by Irish "186" numeral and a good strike of the horseshoe "registered/No/dublin" type 2 handstamp numbered "181", manuscript "1/-" and with Dublin boxed Paid despatch datestamp partly overstruck by London Paid tombstone arrival (1.9). Some minor soilingFor other examples, see lots 12, 134, 199Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsIreland - Dublin: 1846 (18 June) entire letter to a bookseller in Oxford bearing 1841 1d. red-brown (good margins touching one corner) tied by Irish "186" numeral, manuscript "1/-" with fine strikes of horseshoe "registered/No./dublin" (name very faint), numbered "179" and the squared Dublin Paid despatch datestamp, fine Oxford arrival (20.6) on the reverse. A clean and attractive cover free from the usual filing foldsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsDistinctive Registered HandstampsIreland - Dublin: 1858 (24 June) Penny Pink envelope, uprated with 1855-57 6d. lilac cancelled by "186" barred diamonds with a superb strike of the circular "dublin/registered" datestamp in red (A&H 1495) and numbered "18". Addressed to Sir Thomas Phillipps in London and redirected to Broadway, bearing two fine strikes of the London standard-type registered dated oval (25.6, 26.6), both code "M" and manuscript "1" for redelivery, the reverse with Broadway c.d.s. (26.6) in blue. A charming and delightful cover with a...

(x) EuropeAustria1842 (10 June) envelope to London marked "Recomandirt" in black ink, diagonal ink stroke, numbered "211" and bearing a fine strike of unframed "wien/recommand/10 jun" in black, with red "Franco" and "grenze" applied in Vienna, sent via Paris where it was stamped "Charge" in black and "autr/2/hunigue" c.d.s. (17.6) was applied in red; the first type London (wide) crown "registered" in red and calculation of charge "2/4" (being postage 1/4d. plus registration 1/-); the reverse with four French "administration des postes/départ/et/arrivée" red wax seals and London arrival (20.6...

(x) EuropeAustria1844 (23 Apr.) commercial wrapper to London bearing a large manuscript cross (applied in Austria to denote that this was fully prepaid), a good strike of "wien/recommand/23.apr" unframed handstamp in black, "P.D." in black, red "Franco" handstamp applied in Vienna, with two strikes of "autr./2/forbach" c.d.s. (29.4) struck in red, sent via Paris where is was stamped "Charge" in black; London Foreign Branch wide crown/"registered" struck in red (W&J 1131a) and paid arrival c.d.s. (1.5); also some manuscript markings including weight/rate mark on the reverse. There are two ver...

(x) EuropeAustria1846 (27 May) commercial wrapper to London bearing manuscript "Charge" (registered), manuscript cross (fully prepaid) bearing unframed "wien/recommand/27.mai." handstruck "Franco" in red and "P.D." in black, with a good strike of "autr/2/forbach" c.d.s. (2.6) in red, handstruck "Charge" in black plus London Foreign Branch wide crown "registered" in red (W&J 1131a) and Paid arrival c.d.s. (4.6) plus some additional manuscript markings including, on the reverse "1/18" (1 gram, 18 kr.); two filing creasesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(x) EuropeAustria1848 (5 July) commercial wrapper to London "via hambourg" marked "Charge" and "Registered Letter" with number "13", a fine strike of unframed "wien/recommand/5.jui" in black, handstamped "Franco" in red and large "P." in oval with a neat but light strike of crowned "registered" handstamp of Hamburg in black plus London Paid c.d.s. (11.7), the reverse with Hamburg transit (8.7) and the large boxed "hull/ship-letter" datestamp (10.7) in blue; some additional manuscript markings including "2/36" (2 g, 36kr.). A good cover.Note that the registration rate was reduced from 1/- to...

(x) EuropeAustria1865 (11 June) a double-sealed wrapper from the Austrian court to the General Consulate in London bearing Austria 1864 10kr. blue (3, one on reverse) and 15kr. yellow-brown (2) tied by Brux despatch c.d.s., marked "franco" in black ink, with boxed "Recomandirt" in red and an unframed handstamp in black, superb strikes of the European crown/"registered" and boxed "P.D." in bright red, a good strike of the Foreign Branch "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) plus two strikes of the standard-type London registered dated oval with codes "B" and "CH", the reverse flap with...

(x) EuropeAustria EmpireBohemia1827 (17 Feb.) entire letter registered to Edinburgh from Steinschonaw with manuscript cross in red crayon, bearing two different "charge" handstamps and boxed "L.A."; London marking with "2/7" rate mark, a fine strike of the very rare "FO" in dotted circle (Willcocks fig.115) partly overstruck by London transit, F.P.O. c.d.s. (5.3) and boxed "½". A rare and important entireBetween 1826 and 1832 only five registered letters are known bearing the large "FO" handstamp. All passed through London and four addressed to Edinburgh. None received the Foreign Branch c...

(x) EuropeAustria EmpireBohemia1847 (22 Nov.) wrapper to London bearing "Recomandirt" in black ink with "prag/22 nov" despatch datestamp, straight-line "recomandirt" in small letters. "P." in oval, with Hamburg overseas Foreign Branch crowned registered in black plus London type 1 wide crown "registered" (W&J 1131a) and Paid arrival c.d.s. (30.11), the reverse with Hamburg transit .c.d.s. (26.11), some manuscript notation including rate calculation on the flap "12, 1.18, 38, 6/2.14" being 12kr. Austrian postage, 1fl.18kr. British registration fee plus 8d. postage, 38kr. Prussian transit and 6...

(x) EuropeAustria EmpireBohemia1850 (8 July) commercial wrapper to London marked "Recomandirt" in black ink with manuscript cross in black ink, "boehm leippa/8 jul." despatch in greenish blue with "recom." and "franco" handstamps in the same colour, "P." in oval, British postal agency Hamburg crowned "registered" in black plus London wide crown "registered" in red (W&J 1131a) and Paid arrival c.d.s. (13.7), various manuscript rate marks including the despatch calculation on the reverse and London "8" in red crayon. Two vertical filing creasesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 2...

(x) EuropeAustrian EmpireLombardy and Venetia1858 (20 May) opened-out envelope to London bearing imperf. 30c. brown and 45c. blue (3) tied by Padova datestamps (although there is no sign of it, it is assumed that at further adhesive had become detached), handstamped "raccom" in black, "chargé" in red with unframed "P.D.", transits via Paris and Calais with London Paid c.d.s. (25.5) and a good strike of the rare Foreign Branch "france/registered" around crown. Some minor peripheral soiling, a very good cover with the original letter. Ferchenbauer Certificate (2002)Pays 7kr. from Austria to the...

(x) EuropeAustria EmpireMoravia1852 (13 Dec.) large and impressive wrapper from the Moravian bishopric to Nicholas Wiseman, the Archbishop of Westminster; bearing an almost complete impression of the bishop's seal in red wax. A magnificent three-colour franking of the first issue of Austria with 1850-54 3kr. red (2), 6kr. brown (9) and 9kr, dull blue (5), the margins are generally good to large with multiples of 6kr.(8) and 9kr.(4), all tied by "Olmütz/13 dec" datestamps, bears straight-line "recom." in black British agency in Aachen crowned "registered" in red and large "P." in circle plus L...

(x) EuropeAustria EmpirePoland1857 (27 Feb.) commercial wrapper to London marked "Recomandirt" in black ink and with manuscript ink cross, with strikes of "russee" and curved "Recomand." in black, boxed "Recomandirt" in red, sent via Aachen where special crowned/"registered" and "P." in circle were added in red plus London Paid arrival c.d.s. (3.3), the reverse with Kracau despatch and boxed transit handstamp; some manuscript rate marks including the despatch calculation "21 / 15" on the reverse. One light vertical filing fold; fresh and cleanSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to...

(x) EuropeDenmark1840 (14 Feb.) official wrapper to Rothschilds in London, marked "K.D.S." (on State business, so free of Danish postage) bearing a fine strike of London Foreign Office "registered" over crown (W&J 1127) in black along with rate calculation "3.4 / 2.6 /5/10", the reverse with double-ring Altona despatch c.d.s. and a faint strike of London arrival (17.2) and the black wax seal. Light folding creases, fresh and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeDenmark1840 (28 July) official wrapper to Rothchilds in London marked "KDS" (on State business, so free of Danish postage) bearing a very fine strike of London Foreign Office wide crown "registered" in black (W&J 1131) along with the rate calculations "3.4 / 2.6 5/10"; the reverse with double-ring "k.p.b./a." despatch c.d.s. and London arrival (31.7) plus manuscript "b. Recommandirt". There are two light fining creases and part of the flap has been lost on opening, a fresh and attractive coverprovenance:Vivien Sussex, March 2002With the discontinuation of the Inland Money Orders on...

(x) EuropeDenmark1845 (30 Sept.) official wrapper to Rothschilds in London, marked "KDS" in corner, with a good strike of the first type wide crown "registered" in red (W&J 1131a) and rate marks of "3.4" and "1/-" (registration) with a total of "4/4", the reverse with "k.b.p.a./altona" despatch c.d.s. and London arrival (4.10) along with manuscript "Recommandirt"; small part of the flap missing with the wax seal. Horizontal filing crease; freshWith the introduction of registered mail in the U.K., the registration fee was reduced to 1/-Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT o...

(x) EuropeDenmark1855 (5 July) blue wrapper from the Danish Ministry of Finance, Copenhagen, marked "KDS" in the lower corner, to Rothschild in London, marked "via Ostende" with a good strikes of the Danish (on reverse) and British postal agencies in Hamburg (8.7), London Foreign Branch large crown "registered" in red and London Paid arrival c.d.s. (10.7); there is a unusual "paid" handstamp in black which has been overstruck by Copenhagen despatch c.d.s.; with complete wax seal of the Danish Ministry of Finance. Horizontal filing creaseThe crowned registered handstamp did vary, this is the s...

(x) EuropeFrance1861 (24 July) large envelope to solicitors in London bearing 1853-61 imperf. Napoleon pairs of 40c. reddish orange and 80c. rose (mixed margins) tied by petit chiffres "2221" of Nantes, with faint despatch c.d.s., "chargé" and boxed "PD" in red along with the rare Foreign Branch "france/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) in red and the standard-type London dated registered oval code "R" in red (25.7), the reverse with two transit marks via Calais, a poor strike of the boxed charge handstamp with manuscript insertion and red wax seals; there is a horizontal folding crease and...

(x) EuropeItalian StatesNaples1861 (16th Mar.) small envelope to London bearing 1850 2gr plate III and 50gr. cancelled by boxed "annullato" in black and tied by "chargé" in red, there is a fair strike of the despatch c.d.s, and straight-line "assicuata", boxed "P.D." in red, French 2 Siciles c.d.s, standard-type London registered dated oval (21.3) code "AD" and a good strike of the etremely rare "france/registered" around crown in red (A&H 1499) which also tied the adhesives. Wax seals on the reverse along with Paris transit. Some light soiling which does not detract from this very important...

(x) EuropeItalian StatesSardinia1862 (30 July) envelope to London bearing 1855-63 imperf. 40c. red-carmine strip of five and two singles plus Italy 1862 perf. 20c. indigo tied by neat Milan despatch c.d.s. in red, marked "6/ G22½ / 14868" in black ink plus other manuscript markings, unframed "P.D." in red, straight-line "assicurata" in red, a good strike of the rare London Foreign Branch "sardinia/registered" around crown and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E". An outstanding combination cover of Sardinia and Italy; of the greatest rarity and importance. Certificates of S...

(x) EuropeItaly1867 (31 Aug.) blue envelope to London, manuscript "Raccomandata" bearing Italy 1863 60c. violet (3) tied by "187" numeral of Palermo with the despatch c.d.s. at left, boxed "raccomandato", unframed transit mark and small boxed "P.D" in black, with the standard-type London registered datestamp (5.9) code "C" and a fair strike of the rare "sardinia/registered" around crown in red (A&H 1499); the reverse with London W.C. c.d.s. and three wax seals. A few imperfections, mostly confined to the right side of the envelope. An important cover as very few of these Sardinia marks are kn...

(x) EuropeCrimeaCrimean War1855 (5 Nov.) envelope to Haverfordwest bearing Stars 1d. red-brown on blued paper, perf.14 strip of three tied by London "48" numerals, marked "Paid 2/3d." and "Registered 81" with a fine strike of the large crown/"registered" and London Paid c.d.s.; the reverse with the Post Office British Army despatch c.d.s. in bluish, London transit and Haverfordwest (20.11) arrival c.d.s. Folding creases and minor soiling. A rare registered cover form this war zoneThe postage stamps pay the 3d. concessionary rate (affixed in London) the 2/- for registration was only paid in ca...

(x) EuropeMediterraneanConstantinople1857 (17 Oct.) blue wrapper to Jersey from a ship's captain, bears horizontal pair of G.B. 1855-57 6d. lilac (wing margin) cancelled by the large "C" in barred circle with open circle "british post office/constantinople/paid" c.d.s. and straight-line "registered letter" in bright red, routed via London with the tall crown/"registered" and open circle London Paid c.d.s. (30.12), the flap (which opens for display) with fine strikes of the despatch c.d.s. in black and double-arc Jersey arrival (31.12). Filing creases and some light soilingSubject to 5% tax on...

(x) EuropeMediterraneanConstantinople1859 (21 Sept.) envelope to London bearing 1855-57 1/- green cancelled by large "C" in barred oval, with straight-line "registered letter" in red ink and a fine strike of the rare London Foreign Branch "constantinople/registered" around crown (A&H 1499), the reverse with British Post Office Constantinople despatch c.d.s. and London arrival (30.9). A little soiled in places, a neat cover which clearly shows this rare named registration postmark.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMediterraneanGibraltar1860 (22 Oct.) long blue envelope to London "Viâ Spain" with G.B. 1855-57 6d. (wing margin) and 1/- pair cancelled by "A26" barred ovals and manuscript "No25 Registered" in red ink and, written across the corner, "too late for today's mail" in light red ink, a fine strike of Gibraltar code "B" c.d.s. in blue with the crown/"registered" (sans-serif letters and St. Edward's crown) and the standard-type London registered dated oval (31.10) with arrival c.d.s. on the reverse. A few tone spots around the adhesives. A good cover with this unusual endorsementPays 2/-...

(x) EuropeMediterraneanMalta1864 (20 Aug.) blue commercial wrapper to Manchester "Via Messina" bearing pair of 1862-64 1/- green (KA-KB) just tied by a neat Malta duplex, with "18" rate mark in red crayon and fair strikes of the St. Edward's crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval (26.8) and, on the flap, Manchester registered oval (26.8). Clean and attractivePays 1/6d. postage (under 1½oz.) plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United KingdomPrivately Carried Across the Channel1807 (1 Aug.) entire letter from Chatham to Paris, carried to France and posted in Calais; charged "30" decimes in black ink with red crayon cross hatching in the upper right corner (this signifies a registered letter) and a manuscript "chargé No." in the top left corner; the reverse bears the French despatch c.d.s. in red (27.8) and there is a small remainder of red wax seal in the lower left corner. A clean and delightful letter making use of being carried or smuggled to France to reduce postageThe Foreign Branch regi...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom1/- Registration Fee1843 (7 July) envelope to Nancy marked "Registered Letter" and charged "2 3" (2/3d.) with London Old Cavendish Street Paid Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, wide-type crowned "registered" in red and "P-D" in oval plus a light strike of "angl/2/boulogne" c.d.s. in red; the reverse with Nancy arrival (10.7) along with four large "départ/et/arrivée/4" wax seals (these were applied to all registered mail at the point of entry, these being from Calais). The flap bears the impression of Mitchell & Son's Improved Safety Envelope in bluePaid t...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom1/- Registration Fee1844 (5 June) Registered Letter receipt type 2 for a letter addressed to Paris, numbered "222" and signed by the postmaster; unusually without datestamp; three vertical folding creases but quite freshSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1848 (10 Aug.) envelope registered to Paris bearing fourteen 1841 1d. red-brown (one further stamp has fallen off from the side of the flap) tied by the "466" numeral, the front had been marked "Registered" and "6" in magenta ink (to indicate the registration rate), "liverpool/paid" open-circle despatch c.d.s. in red, wide crowned "registered" struck in red (W&J 1131a), "P-D" in oval and Boulogne transit (17.8); wax seals on the reverse and one of the adhesives is affixed over the edge of the cover and there is a filing hole through th...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1852 (16 Aug.) wrapper to Rotterdam "Via Ostend" bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- green, die 1 vertical pair (good margins, just touched in a couple of places but very large at left) with 10d. brown (good margins, just touching at top) cancelled by "466" numerals, twice marked "Registered" and with London Paid tombstone and "PD" in oval, the reverse with Liverpool despatch and faint arrival c.d.s. (19.8). A little soiled and two vertical filing creases, one of which runs between the two 1/- stamps. A good frankingPays double the 1/2d. rate...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1853 (17 Mar.) commercial entire to Oporto, Portugal "Via Southampton" and "p Steamer" with manuscript "Registered Letter" bearing 1847-54 1/- Embossed strip of four (fair margins) which has been applied over the edge of the cover with two stamps on the reverse (which also cover the edge of the flap and have been split on opening) cancelled by London District "51" numerals (registration clerk, New Southgate) with London tombstone despatch datestamp at right. A striking cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2007)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price i...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1853 (21 Mar.) commercial entire to Bordeaux marked "Registered" with number "164", rated "2/7", "london/paid" despatch c.d.s., the tall type crowned "registered" in red (this type showing a more elaborate crown, serif letters), "PD" in oval and Calais transit (22.3), the reverse with Bordeaux arrival (24.3). Clean and fineAll pre-1860 outgoing registered mail to overseas is much scarcer than the equivalent incoming mailSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1854 (9 Aug.) entire letter to Christiana, Norway bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- green (touched to large margins) and 10d. (large margins, just touched at foot) with Stars 1d. red-brown, perf.16, each tied by Scottish "114" numeral, marked "Registered" in red crayon and "Recommandirt", "1-1" rate mark in red ink and with large crown/"registered" (London) and "P." in circle, both in orange-red, the reverse with Dundee despatch c.d.s. in green, Hamburg transit. There are a couple of light vertical folds (one through the 1/-) but a particul...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1854 (29 Nov.) entire letter to Holland bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- green (large to very large margins) with Stars 2d. plate 4, ED and 1d. red-brown horizontal strip of three (manuscript cancellation) tied by "466" numeral, marked "Registered" twice, with London Paid tombstone and large crown/"registered" on pale orange, the reverse with Liverpool despatch and Willemstad arrival (2.12) c.d.s. A good frankingPays postage of 11d. (up to ¼oz.) via France plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buy...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1855 (10 Jan.) large parcel label to Paris bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- (14) and 6d. cancelled by "409" numerals and with Jersey despatch c.d.s. at left; sent by Victor Hugo when he was exiled in Jersey with his autograph address.The 1/- stamps are in three strips of four and a pair with slightly mixed margins and a few with the edges cut-to-shape; bears a very good strike of the distinctive Jersey crowned "registered" strike in black (the earliest of only two known example in black) plus a second strike which has been partly covered b...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1855 (23 Oct.) envelope to Baden "via Ostende" bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- green, die 2 (good margins, just cut into at left), 6d. dull lilac (margins almost touching to very large) with 1855-57 4d. carmine on blued paper (Small Garter) tied by "890" numerals with the London wide crown/"registered", "P" in oval, "england per aachen" transit and boxed "Recomandirt" in red; the reverse with Windsor despatch; some minor soilingPays 1/4d. double rate (up to 1oz.) plus 6d. registration. This does not include the expected 3d. for Prussian r...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1857 (4 Nov.) envelope registered to Baden bearing 1855-57 1/- green pair tied by "890" numerals of Windsor, the envelope has been marked "Registered" in orange crayon, bears London tall type crowned "registered" in red, "PD" in oval, second type open oval "registered/g.p.o" struck in black, manuscript "14gr" and French "chargé" in black plus Calais transit (5.11); the reverse with Windsor despatch in blue, London transit, Paris to Strasbourg and two boxed German datestamps including part Carlsbad arrival, there are four marks where th...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1857 (19 May) neat wrapper to Genoa, Italy bearing 1855-57 1/- green tied by "159" roller cancellation of Glasgow, a superb strike of the boxed "registered/at/glasgow" in red (A&H 1488), a good strike of the first type open "registered/g.p.o." with double arcs at each side code "*" struck in black, large "PD" in circle, French "chargé" in black and Calais transit (20.5), the reverse with despatch c.d.s., Bureau Central c.d.s. in red and the arrival c.d.s. (24.5), there are two large marks where the French wax seals have been removed; f...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1857 (4 Dec.) entire to Hamburg "Via Belgium" bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-carmine (4) with Stars 1d. rose-red on white paper tied by good strike of the Liverpool Registered Spoon cancel with special Liverpool crown/"registered", similar for London with second type "registered/g.p.o." code "M" and "P." in oval; Hamburg arrival on the reverse; filing creases. A good array of registration markingsPays 8d. postage, 6d. British registration and 3d. Prussian registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1858 (16 Apr.) large envelope to Moscow bearing 1855-57 1/- green wing margin block of six and pair with Stars 1d. rose-red and 2d. blue cancelled by "107" numerals with Bradford - Yorks despatch duplex, marked "Registered" in red ink with London large crown/"registered" and "P." in red and the second type "registered/g.p.o." code "*" in black, "england per aachen" transit and boxed "Recomandirt" in red. A hugely impressive and rare cover to Russia which displays several important features, Believed to be the earliest registered letter...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1858 (18 Dec.) blue wrapper to Ehrenbreitstein, Rhenish Prussia "Via Ostend" bearing 1d. Stars, 1855-57 4d. rose and 1/- green tied by Newcastle-on-Tyne "545" sideways duplex, marked with a very bold "Registered" across the left corner with fine strikes of the second type open oval "registered/g.p.o." code "M" in red and the thin crowned "registered" with sans-serif letters (W&J 1133) an early date for this, "P" in circle, "england per aachen" and boxed "Recomandirt", all struck in red; there is a small examiner's handstamp on the reve...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1859 (29 Jan.) wrapper to Naples "Via Marsiglia" bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-carmine (2) and 1/- green tied by "323" numerals with Grimsby despatch alongside, marked "Registered" in magenta ink with London wide crown/"registered", "PD" in circle and the standard type London registered dated oval code "M", "chargé" in red and in black, small boxed "PD" and Calais transit; one flap removed from the reverse along with the other transit marks. A colourful cover with a good selection of postmarksSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1859 (14 Feb.) envelope registered to Kiev bearing 1855-57 1/- green vertical pair (with part sheet margin) tied by Irish "186" numeral with large, open-circle "dublin/w.o./registered" datestamp in red which is partly overstruck by London narrow crowned "registered" in red, (W&J 1133), oval London Registered code "*" in black and boxed "Recomandirt" with a similar strike above, also "P" in oval, "england per aachen" and boxed "aus russland", the reverse with boxed Myslowitz arrival datestamp. There is a manuscript note in the lower lef...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1859 (26 Oct.) stampless commercial entire to Denmark bearing "1/7½" rate mark in red crayon, neat Southampton despatch c.d.s. and a good strike of the Southampton crowned "registered" handstamp in black, with London thin crowned "registered" (W&J 1133) and the standard-type London registered oval datestamp code "M" plus "P" in oval, all in red; the reverse with Hamburg transit datestamps (29.10). The front also has the manuscript rates of "fr2" in blue ink and "6½" in red ink (the amount due to Hamburg from the British Post Office). T...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1859 (12 Nov.) commercial stampless wrapper to Denmark, rated "1/7½" in red ink with a fine strike of Plymouth despatch c.d.s. and the Plymouth narrow crown "registered" handstamp in red, a fair strike of the London narrow crowned "registered" (W&J 1133), the standard-type London registered oval datestamp code "M" and "P" in oval, each in red, additional rate marks of "fr2" in blue ink and "6½" in red ink (payment due to Hamburg); Hamburg datestamp (16.11) on the reverse. This was mailed from a Danish vessel docked at Plymouth, which w...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1860 (13 June) wrapper to Palermo, Sicily "Via Marseilles & Messina" bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with 1/- green strip of three with 2d. blue plate 8 tied by Liverpool duplex with fine strikes of both Liverpool and London crown/"registered" handstamps in red, "PD" in circle and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "A", Calais transit, straight-line "chargé" in black and Palermo arrival; several backstamps including the French boxed charge handstampPays 1/10d. postage plus 1/10d. registration (equal to postage for mail trave...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1860 (4 Dec.) wrapper to Amsterdam "via Ostende" bearing 1855-57 4d. rose, 6d. lilac and 1/- green tied by "447" numerals of Leeds; marked "Registered" in red ink with number "693" with good strikes of the Leeds despatch c.d.s., the London thin crowned "registered" (W&J 1133) and the standard-type London registered dated oval in red, code "AM", faint Amsterdam arrival on the reverse. A good cover and a very unusual franking to have this set on one envelopePays double the 8d. letter rate plus 6d. registration, making the 1/10d. rateSub...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1861 (8 Feb.) neat wrapper to Amsterdam "via Ostende" bearing 1855-57 1/- green with Stars 1d. rose-red on white paper (2) tied by very neat Leeds duplex, marked "Registered" in red ink with the registration number "2319", a very good strike of the London small crown/"registered" with the standard-type London registered dated oval code "O", the arrival c.d.s. is on the flap (11.2). There is a gap on the left hand Leeds duplex where it was applied over the green tape. Delightfully fresh and finePays 8d. for postage (up to ½oz.) plus reg...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1861 (17 Oct.) blue entire letter to Fredricksburg, Sweden "via Ostende" bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-carmine (defective corner), 6d. deep lilac and 1/- green (each with left hand wing margin) with Stars 1d. rose-red on white paper well tied by Hull duplex, marked "Registered" in red ink and there is a manuscript "3" in the same red ink, small crown/"registered", the standard-type London registered dated oval code "AJ", "P" in oval and Malmo c.d.s. (21.10), two Hamburg transit datestamps on the reverse; a couple of folding creases. An att...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1862 (15 Aug.) envelope to Genoa, marked "Registered" in red ink and numbered "3", with single-franking 1855-57 1/- green tied by a neat strike of "561" numeral with Newport - Mon despatch c.d.s., with London small crown "registered" (W&J 1133), standard-type London registered dated oval code "M" and "PD" in circle, all in red, the reverse with indistinct arrival c.d.s. There are a few other manuscript markings on the front indicating weight, etc. The reverse is a little batteredPays postage 6d. and registration 6d.Subject to 5% tax on...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1863 (22 Oct.) entire letter to Gothenburg, Sweden "via Hull" bearing 1862-64 9d. straw, CE-DE vertical pair with wing margin well tied by "761" numeral with Sunderland despatch c.d.s. alongside, marked "Registered" in red ink plus "8" in the same ink, with larger crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "BH", no other postal markings. A fine example of this scarce frankingPays postage 1/- (under ½oz.) and 6d. registration. The Swedish Post Office ran a weekly packet service to Gothenburg from the East...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1863 (23 Oct.) envelope to Prussia with manuscript "Registered" in mauve ink and numbered "10", bearing 1862-64 6d. lilac (2, both with wing margin) cancelled by "561" numerals with Newport - Mon despatch c.d.s. at left, fine strike of the London thin crown/"registered" (W&J 1133) and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "BI", the adhesives well tied by "england per aachen" and boxed "Recomandirt" in red. There are a couple of minor paper bendsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1864 (23 Oct.) wrapper to Barth, Prussia bearing 1862-64 6d. lilac, DE-DF (with wing margin) tied by Swansea duplex, marked "Registered 606" in reddish ink, a good strike of the London small crown/"registered", the standard-type London registered dated oval code "BZ", "PD" in circle and "aus england per aachen" transit and boxed "Recomandirt" both in magenta ink. Creases and soiled and rather patched up on the reverseSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom6d. Registration Fee1865 (9 Oct.) larger envelope to Moscow marked "Registered" in red ink and bears 1865-67 4d. dull vermilion and 6d. lilac (5) tied by Belfast "62" duplex, a neat strike of the boxed "registered at/belfast" (A&H 2265) also a large part strike of the overlapping circle "registered/pd/london" datestamp (A&H 2299) and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "AL" in red; with England per Aachen transit and boxed "recomandirt", the reverse with Moscow arrival c.d.s. (4.10, Julian calendar). An eye-catching cover with some good re...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1855 (16 Jan.) entire to Paris bearing 1847-54 Embossed 1/- green, die 2 vertical pair (good to very large margins, just touching left side of the top stamp) cancelled by "498" numerals with Manchester despatch alongside, with Manchester straight-line "registered" in reddish black, "2/-" rate mark in red ink, London Paid tombstone with the large crown/"registered" and "PD" in oval, Calais transit with handstruck "chargé" in black, the reverse with Paris arrival (18.1). A good coverPays six-fold the 4d. rate plus 2/- registrat...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1855 (21 Aug.) wrapper to Paris bearing 2d. Stars, plate 4 (defective corner) and 1847-54 Embossed 6d. purple tied by "409" numerals with Jersey open-top despatch c.d.s. in black, also the distinctive "Jersey crowned "registered" handstamp in black (only two of these recorded), the London tall type crowned "registered" in red, "PD" in circle, French "chargé" in black and Calais transit (23.8); the reverse with London transit (obscured), Paris arrival (24.8) and two large red wax seals of Calais to Paris "bureau/ambulants". A...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1858 (18 Oct.) commercial entire letter to Paris bearing 1855-57 4d. carmine-rose and 1/- green tied by London Inland Section "24" barred ovals, marked "Registered" in red ink, Lombard Street c.d.s., oval "registered/london" code "E" and wide crowned "registered" in red (W&J 1131a) plus French "chargé" in black and Calais transit, the reverse with Paris arrival (19.10); the flap with two holes where the French wax seals have been removed; there is a small oil mark at top where an adhesive repair has been removed. An early sta...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1859 (29 Jan.) entire letter to Paris bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-carmine pair tied by "75" numerals with neat Birmingham despatch c.d.s., marked "Registered" in red ink with good strikes of the London small crown/"registered", "PD" in circle an the standard-type London registered dated oval code "M", Calais transit and "chargé" in black, indistinct Paris arrival on the reverse. Clean and attractivePays 4d. postage plus 4d. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1859 (28 July) blue envelope to Saint Peráy, bearing 2d. blue, plate 7 (4) tied by London "24" numerals with Coventry St. c.d.s. in blue alongside, with a part strike of the small crown/"registered", "PD" in oval and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E", Calais transit and straight-line "chargé" in black, the reverse with transit and arrival c.d.s. (30.7) with French wax seals "postes/calais/a/paris 12" (one complete). A fault caused on opening, a good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 2...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1861 (30 Mar.) small envelope to Paris bearing pair of 2d. blue plate 8 and 1855-57 4d. rose-red (trimmed wing margin) tied by London District "W/16" barred oval, marked "Registered" and numbered "108" with a good strike of the London thin crowned "registered" (W&J 1133), standard-type oval London registered dated oval code "E", "P.D." in oval and French "chargé" all in red plus Calais transit c.d.s.; the reverse with London c.d.s., Paris arrival (31.3) and a boxed French charge handstamp with manuscript insertion. Some of th...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1861 (19 June) wrapper to Paris marked "Registered" with number "3", bears 1855-57 4d. rose-red and 6d. lilac (2) tied by London Inland Section "21" numerals with a very fine strike of the standard-type London registered dated oval code "6", a good strike of the small crowned "registered" and "PD" in oval, all in red, with French "chargé" in black and Calais transit; the reverse with Paris arrival (20.6), the boxed charged handstamp with manuscript insertion and marks where the two French wax seals have been removed. Good str...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom4d. Registration Fee to France1863 (21 Mar.) blue commercial wrapper to Paris bearing 1862-64 4d. orange-red single and strip of three tied by "466" numerals and the standard-type Liverpool registered dated oval, with London small crown/"registered" (W&J 1133), standard-type London registered dated oval code "CX" and "PD" in circle, all in red, French "chargé" in red and Calais transit, also some manuscript rate markings, the reverse with Paris arrival (23.3) and the boxed charge handstamp with manuscript insertion; the two French wax seals have been remo...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom3d. Registration Fee1872 (19 July) blue wrapper to Bordeaux, marked "Registered" in black ink with pair of 1867-80 3d. rose plate 7 well tied by the "R/29" barred oval with Eastcheap despatch c.d.s. and light strikes of the standard-type London registered dated oval and "PD" in oval in red, with French "chargé" in black, Calais transit, Bordeaux arrival (21.7) and the boxed charge handstamp with manuscript insertion. Horizontal filing foldThe postage rate to France was reduced from 4d. to 3d. on 1st July 1970; the registration was reduced accordinglySubj...

(x) EuropeMail from the United Kingdom2d. Registration Fee1881 (3 May) envelope to Genoa from a Spanish ship at Falmouth, bears 1880-81 ½d. and 1d. with pair of 1880-84 4d. brown plate 17 tied by Falmouth squared circle datestamps, crossed with blue crayon and with number "17" in blue crayon and "1336" in black ink; bears a fine strike of the Falmouth thin crown/"registered" applied in black; the arrival c.d.s. (6.5). Slightly reduced at right. Very late use of the London crowned registered handstampThe registration rate was reduced to 2d. on 1st January 1878. This pays triple 2½d. postage pl...

(x) EuropeSwitzerland1849 (16 Jan.) stampless entire letter to Warwickshire with manuscript "recommandirt/prepant" plus "franco", with unframed Altdorf despatch datestamp, handstruck "Chargé" unframed "P.D." in black, French border transit "b..n/2/strasbourg" plus large London Paid c.d.s. (22.1) and a good strike of the wide crown/"registered" in red (W&J 1131a); the reverse with Paris transit and Shipton on Stour arrival c.d.s.(24.1) and the remnants of two dark wax seals. Vertical filing crease. A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesBavariaTransit through London: 1857 (18 Oct.) entire letter registered to U.S.A. "Via Aachen per Russian closed Mail" and "Recommandirt franco", bearing 1850 3kr. blue (plate 3) and 9kr. yellow-green (type 3) (4), two of the 9kr. are just touched in one corner, otherwise the margins are generally good to large, cancelled by "32" open cogwheel, with semi-circle "bahnh. bamberg" despatch datestamp, handstruck "Chargé" in black, Aachen transit (25.10) and a superb strike of the Aachen crowned "registered" handstamp and a part strike of New York transit. There is a vertical...

(x) EuropeGerman StatesBremen1859 (22 Mar.) wrapper to Rothschild in London marked "recommandirt" in ink bearing two rate marks and with very fine strikes of boxed Bremen despatch datestamp, "franco" and boxed "Recomandirt" in red, with London Paid c.d.s. (24.3) and a very fine strike of the rare "bremen/registered" around crown handstamp in red (A&H 1499). A delightful and very fresh cover. A very important registered cover as there are only two examples of this Bremen registered handstamp recordedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesHamburg1860 (30 Apr.) stampless wrapper, prepaid in cash to London bearing manuscript "Recommended" with neat strikes of Hamburg Paid despatch c.d.s., handstruck "Chargé" in red, the very scarce London Foreign Branch "hamburg/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) and the standard London registered dated oval (2.5). There are a couple of light folding creases and a rate mark in pencil. A good cover bearing this scarce named registered postmarkSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1858 (29 Nov.) commercial stampless wrapper to Rothschild in London, manuscript "Recommandirt" with boxed Breslau despatch datestamp, company oval, boxed "Recomandirt" in red with large "P." in circle and crowned "registered" in red of Aachen, there are good strikes of open London Paid c.d.s. (2.12) and the scarce Foreign Branch "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) plus some rate marks. There is a light horizontal filing crease. Fresh and fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1859 (21 June) commercial stampless blue wrapper to Rothschild in London, manuscript "Recommandirt" with good to fine strikes of boxed Breslau despatch datestamp, company oval, boxed "Recomandirt" in red; the large "P." in circle and crowned "registered" of Aachen with London Paid c.d.s. (24.6) and the scarce "prussia/registered" around crown struck in red (A&H 1499). A light horizontal filing crease. Neat and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1860 (11 Feb.) commercial stampless wrapper to Rothschild in London, "Via Ostende" with manuscript "Chargé" and with good strikes of boxed Breslau despatch datestamp, company oval and boxed "Recomandirt" in red, with large "P." in circle and crowned "registered" in red of Aachen, the standard-type London registered dated oval (15.2) code "M" and the scrce "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499). Light horizontal filing crease. FreshSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1864 (3 Aug.) stampless wrapper to Rothschild in London manuscript "Chargé" with good to fine strikes of Breslau despatch c.d.s., boxed "P.D." and crowned "registered" both in bright magenta, with the standard-type London registered dated oval (5.8) code "B" and a good strike of the scarce "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499), both in red. A fresh and delightful coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1865 (1 Mar.) envelope addressed to "Her Royal Highness, The Princess Mary Adelaide of Great Britain, St. James' Palace" and "via Calais" with good strikes of Neustrelitz despatch c.d.s., boxed "Recomandirt" in purplish, boxed "P.D." and crowned "registered" plus a good strike of the Foreign Branch "prussia/registered" c.d.s. (3.3). The flap is missing, a horizontal crease at top and some soiling, the reverse with the red wax seal, possibly of the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-StrelitzSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesPrussia1866 (30 July) wrapper to London, manuscript "Recommandirt" and bearing 1861-65 1sgr. rose and pair of 3sgr. bistre well tied by boxed Berlin railway station datestamp in blue, boxed "Recomandirt" in red plus "P.D." and crowned "registered" in an oily red plus standard-type London registered dated oval (1.8) code "BV" and Foreign Branch "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) in red. Two light horizontal filing creases, one through the 1sgr. adhesive. Clean and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesSaxony1850 (15 June) stampless wrapper to London "via Ostende" with manuscript "Recommandirt", from Vetter & Co in Leipzig with a light strike of the despatch c.d.s., with boxed "Recomandirt" in red with "45" rate mark, large "P." in circle with the associated crown/"registered" in black applied in Aachen, a light strike of London "paid" c.d.s. (19.6) and the Foreign Branch wide crown "registered" in red (W&J 1131a). Two light vertical filing creases. Good appearanceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) EuropeGerman StatesSaxony1858 (9 June) wrapper to Hathersage, Derbyshire "Via Ostend" and "Recommended" bearing 1855-63 2ngr. black on deep blue (2) and 5ngr. brown (2) (margins generally good to large) tied by "2" postmarks and Leipzig despatch c.d.s. alongside, boxed "Recomandirt" in red, crown/"registered" and "P." in circle of Aachen, London Paid c.d.s. and a good strike of the scarce "prussia/registered" around crown in deep red, the reverse with Sheffield (12.6) c.d.s. in blue-black. A fine and attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premi...

(x) EuropeGerman StatesSaxony1866 (27 Feb.) stampless wrapper to Rothschild in London bearing Chemnitz despatch datestamp, boxed "Recomandirt" in red and boxed "Recommandirt" in blue, rate marks in blue, italic "P.D." and crowned "registered" in red plus the standard-type London registered oval datestamp (1.3) code "B" and a good strike of the "prussia/registered" around crown in red (A&H 1499), there is an indistinct transit datestamp on the reverse. Horizontal filing crease and the top flap has been removed. Clean and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buy...

(x) EuropeGerman StatesSaxony1867 (26 Jan.) envelope to Manchester with manuscript "Recommandirt" across the top, bearing Saxony 1863 2ngr. blue and 5ngr. dull violet tied by boxed Chemnitz despatch datestamp in black, with boxed "Recomandirt" in red with rate marks in blue, boxed "P.D." with the associated crowned "registered" in red, a faint strike of the standard London registered dated oval with a fine strike of "prussia/registered" around crown (A&H 1499) and, on the reverse, the Manchester registered dated oval (29.1) along with three wax seals. Trivial nick in top left corner. A good c...

(x) EuropeGerman StatesSaxonyTransit Through London: 1867 (1 June) envelope to New York "Prussian Closed Mail/Recommandirt" bearing Saxony 1867 1ngr. rose, 3ngr. brown and 5ngr. slate (2) tied by Leipzig despatch c.d.s. with company oval and boxed "Recomandirt" in violet, Aachen c.d.s. (3.6) with the associated crowned "registered" handstamp in red and New York AM.Pkt arrival (15.6). A few imperfections on the reverse. A good franking and an important German States to America coverPays 2ngr. from Leipzig to Aachen, 10ngr. Belgium to U.S.A. including ship mail and U.S. internal postage, plus 2...

(x) Great BritainPost Office NoticesRegistration of LettersDecember 1840: Post Office Notice indicating that the System of Registration was to be adopted on 6th January 1841. The fee of 1/- to be paid in cash and on Foreign, Colonial or Ship Letters only valid to the Port of despatch. The exception to this was France and a detailed paragraph lists the restrictions, etc. The notice also extols the benefits of Money Orders for small amounts of money and that bank notes should be cut in half, the second half not being despatched until confirmation of the first being received.There are three rein...

(x) Great BritainPost Office NoticesInstructions to all PostmastersFebruary 1841: Notice number 7, outlining a risk of transmitting cash through the post, encouraging the use of Money Orders and, should banknotes be posted, they should be cut in half. Concludes with "... it is hoped the Public Will no longer forward Letters of value except in one of these methods.". Exceptionally fine conditionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainGreen Registered Letter WrappersFirst Type Wrapper1839 (c.) unused wrapper on stout emerald-green headed "registered letter". This is thought to be an essay or proof as there are some variations to the first type issued, the printed date is "183 " and there is no reference code in the corner. There is a rather heavy central fold and a few reinforcements on the inside.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainGreen Registered Letter WrappersFirst Type Wrapper1846 (5 Dec.) wrapper addressed to the Postmaster of Ripon cancelled by a fine strike of circular "liverpool/paid" c.d.s. in red, the inside with a fine strike of open-top Ripon c.d.s. (6.12) as well as the back flap. The date is "184 " and code in the lower corner "4-3". Fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainGreen Registered Letter WrappersSecond Type Wrapper1842 (c.) an unused "registered letter" wrapper, this design showing "G.P.O." on the address panel. The form has now been divided into two, one portion to be signed by the recipient and retained at the post office, the lower portion to be returned to London. Some folding crease but very fresh and fine. RareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainGreen Registered Letter WrappersSecond Type Wrapper1841 (11 May) emergency white stock, a complete form to the postmaster of Marlborough itemised as Page "64" No. "21" with open Marlborough c.d.s. on the reverse (12.5). The inside indicates a letter to William Shepherd, Great Bedwyn and showing London despatch c.d.s. and undated Bedwin postmark. Fresh and fine.An important and major rarity of this paper error, this is the only known example of the white stock wrapperprovenance:Martin Willcocks, June 1999 Foa a green Money Letter, see lot 217Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price...

(x) Great BritainMiscellaneousCharge For Error: 1841 (16 Nov.) printed letter from the Foreign Post Office to Fleet Street W.O. calculating an underpayment of 10d. on a letter sent to Paris and to be recovered from the writer; with London c.d.s. on the outside. Some light ageing. A most unusual item of philatelic historyThe calculations written on this form suggest that the addition cost for registration in France had been left offSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainMiscellaneousPostmasters' Notice: 1859, No. 5, two page instruction sent to postmasters, "All Registered Letters, Registered Packets, Official Remittances, etc. etc., To be Tied with Green Tape". Instructions include, "This Instruction must be kept in the Portfolio supplied to Postmasters." Some age soiling and part of the back page is missing.Addressed to the postmaster on Lundy, which was not thought to be opened until 1887. (not illustrated)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainMiscellaneousCut Bank Notes: 1801 (26 Apr.) letter from Jacob Whitbread stating, "I have enclosed the halves of eighteen Bank Notes amounting to £600 / please to favour me with a line that I may know that you have receive the same & I will remit the remainder".Also 1898 (1 Aug.) £5 bank note from the Western Bank, Exeter which has been cut in half and rejoined with paper tape. This note has been cancelled by a large "X". Also a highly unusual printed label marked "Bank Note/Adhesive Label which would have been used to re-join the two halves of banknotes. An interesting grou...

(x) Great BritainMiscellaneousLetter of Transmission1833 (22 June) letter from the Post Office, Campbell Town which reads, "Received from John Leake a letter addressed to 'William Millikin Esq, General Post Office London' - containing two Bills ... for £800 ... and £200. The above letter for transmission by this day's post to Launceston" and signed by the post master.This is the earliest receipt for a letter with a valuable enclosure that we have seen, pre-dating the Money Letter system by 9 years. (not illustrated)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) IndiaMail From United Kingdom1858 (17 Mar.) envelope registered to Bombay bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac (wing margin) and vertical pair of 1/- green tied by London Inland Section "24" in barred oval with a good strike of the tall crown/"registered" in red, the reverse with Lombard Street Maltese Cross despatch datestamp, first type open "registered/g.p.o." dated oval code "E" with single arcs (A&H 1493) and Bombay arrival (10.4); a few minor age faults; a good coverPays 2/- postage (up to 1½oz.) plus 6d. registration. Registered mail to India sent before 1860 is not often seenSubject to 5% ta...

(x) IndiaMail From United Kingdom1858 (24 July) neat envelope to Calcutta bearing 1d. Stars (3) and 1855-57 1/- green tied by Irish "257" numerals with open-top Kanturk despatch c.d.s., manuscript "Registered" and with a fair strike of the wide crown/"registered" in red (W&J 1131a) and the standard-type London registered dated oval (26.7) code "M", the reverse wtih open circle "dublin/registered" in red (A&H 1495) and Calcutta arrival. A fine coverPays the basic postage of 9d. plus 6d. registration.This Dublin registration datestamp was introduced in 1857Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in a...

(x) IndiaMail From United Kingdom1860 (17 Dec.) entire letter to Calcutta "Via Marseilles & Bombay & express Bombay to Calcutta" bearing 1d. Stars, 2d. blue plate 8 and 1855-57 1/- green in a vertical strip of three (one with defect) cancelled by "498" numerals of Manchester with a good strike of the standard-type Manchester registered dated oval, code "T", fine strikes of the St. Edward's crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval; code "BM" and there is a superb strike of the rare, circular "express/bombay/10ja/paid" in red, the reverse with part Calcutta arrival....

(x) IndiaMail From United Kingdom1861 (2 Aug.) cover front (and part back) to Lahore "Via Marseilles & Bombay Express" and "Registered", bearing 1d. Stars, 2d. blue plate 9, 1855-57 6d. lilac (2, one wing margin) and 1/- green pair (some trimmed perfs.) tied by London district "WC/7" barred circles, with good strikes of the St. Edward's crown/"registered" in red and the standard-type London registered dated oval. Manuscript note on reverse arrived (2.9). A rare cover from this little used express service, only three covers to Lahore have been recordedPays postage 9d., registration 6d. and exp...

(x) IndiaMail From United Kingdom1862 (4 Feb.) long entire to Calcutta marked "Registered" in red ink, bears 1855-57 6d. lilac strip of three tied by Norwich duplex and bearing very fine strikes of the St. Edward's crown/"registered" amd the standard-type London registered dated oval code "AX", the reverse bears Calcutta arrival (2.4). Some filing creases and a few paper imperfections, freshFor a cover from Canada, see lot 230Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) IndiaMail To United Kingdom1858 (18 Feb.) long envelope to Leeds bearing 1854 2a. green with 1855-64 4a. black on blue glazed paper (6) cancelled by a barred postmark and manuscript "stamped 1 Rupee, 6 annas, bears "2/11" rate mark in red ink, small boxed "india/paid", Foreign Branch wide crown/"registered" in red (W&J 1131a), London Paid c.d.s. (29.3) and a superb strike of Leeds arrival c.d.s., the reverse with Mirzapur departure c.d.s. and neat boxed "registered/no. ..." with manuscript number. The adhesives with a few faults including a pair of pin holes in the 4a. stamps. An attracti...

(x) IndiaMail To United Kingdom1858 (Apr.) small envelope to London "Per Steamer Bengal" bearing 1856-64 2a. orange and 4a. black tied by "B/1" octagon, alongside boxed "regd letter no. ..." with manuscript"16323", also "8d" rate mark in red ink, boxed "india paid", a fine strike of the tall crown/"registered" and London Paid c.d.s. (15.7), the reverse with Calcutta despatch c.d.s.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) IndiaMail To United KingdomCochin: 1859 (7 Dec.) wrapper registered to London "Via Madras & Marseilles" and marked "Registered", bearing India 1858 2a. pair and single cancelled by fine strikes of the "C/130" diamond of dots with boxed "registered No. ..." with manuscript number, and "india paid" in crescent plus a fine strike of the standard-type London registered dated oval (13.1) code "N"; the reverse with a fine strike of open top Cochin despatch c.d.s., manuscript weight "¼oz" and part Madras transit. Horizontal filing crease in no way detracts from the fine appearance of this coverS...

(x) IndiaIndian OceanMauritius1860 (7 Aug.) small envelope to Scotland bearing 1858-62 (9d.) dull magenta, 1859-61 6d. blue, 1860-63 1d. purple-brown (2, one corner defect) and 2d. blue tied by dumb barred ovals, registration number "436" but not marked as registered, "4" rate mark in mauve overstruck by the standard-type London registered dated oval (small part missing from being applied over the green tape), the reverse with fine Mauritius despatch, Edinburgh and Newburgh arrival (12.9) c.d.s. A rare and appealing four-colour franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1995)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer P...

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 11841 (19 Feb.) receipt "No. 155" for a letter to Liverpool, bears an undated circular "registered" postmark with manuscript insertion "155" applied in Dublin and is signed by the postmaster "C. Lambert". There is a horizontal fold. This is the earliest recorded Irish registered item recorded under the post-1839 rulesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 11841 (15 Nov.) "No. 187." for a cover addressed to Preston, bearing open-top Settle c.d.s. in blue and signed by the postmaster, Elizabeth Gibbin. FineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 11842 (12 Dec.) "No. 243." for a letter to Northampton, with open-top Daventry c.d.s. and signed by the postmaster, William Turner; light horizontal crease and filing pin holesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 11844 (24 Feb.) "no. 284." for a cover to Lincoln bearing a fine strike of unframed "g.p.o./i.d." in red and initialled by the postmaster. Two vertical folds, fresh and most unusual bearing this postmarkSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 21842 (22 Dec.) "No.54" for a letter to London bearing a fine strike of open-top Halifax c.d.s. and a fine strike of the Halifax bag seal struck on black, signed by the postmaster, William Craven. A couple of folds, otherwise fresh. An early date for the type 2 receiptThere are several variations of the type 2 receipt which differs from the type 1 in that "Postmaster, or Letter Receiver's Signature" is in one lineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 21850 (14 Feb.) "No. 90" to The Lord John Scott in Kelso, bears a neat strike of boxed "Edinburgh" datestamp in red and is signed by the postmaster; a couple of light bendsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsType 21853 (2 June) "No. 281" for a letter to Lisburne bearing a fine strike of open-top Ayr c.d.s. in orange and signed by the postmaster; vertical fold, goodSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration ReceiptsRangeA group with type 1, 1841 (10 Sept.) for a letter to London bearing Settle c.d.s. in blue and signed by the postmaster, John Gibbins; type 2 with 1845 (6 Nov.) from Shrewsbury to London and a smaller type 2, 1850 (27 Feb.) "No. 1" also from Shrewsbury to London. A good trio. (3). (not illustrated)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1852 (2 July) blue wrapper to the Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh bearing 1841 2d. plate 4, PB-PD (good to large margins, just touching south-west corner) with 1841 1d. plate 116, GK, and plate 139, LB (mixed margins) cancelled by "324" numeral of Guernsey and showing a superb strike of the rare and distinctive Guernsey crowned "registered" struck in dark blue, the reverse with Guernsey despatch, London (3.6) and Edinburgh (4.6) c.d.s. There are a couple of light creases or wrinkles which do not detract from this magnif...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1852 (9 Dec.) long, blue "parliamentary notice" to Worcester bearing 1841 2d. QB-TB vertical strip of five (mixed margins, very large in places) tied by "75" numerals, the reverse with Birmingham despatch and Worcester arrival (10.12) in blue. A most unusual franking.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1852 (29 Dec.) Penny Pink envelope to Perth, uprated with 1841 2d. blue, plate 4, QA-QC strip of three (small to very large margins, touching in two corners) cancelled by "922" numerals, marked "No 55 Registered" in magenta ink with Worksop despatch and Perth arrival (30.12) c.d.s. A delightful cover and scarce use of this stationery envelopeAccording to regulations, the 2d. adhesives would have been affixed by the postmaster on payment of the 6d. registration feeSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20%...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1853 (23 Aug.) Penny Pink envelope to Bakewell uprated with 1841 1d., MB (touched to very large margins) and 1841 2d. plate 4, ED-EF strip of three (touched to large margins, cut into right side) tied by "242" numerals, marked "Registered" in red ink (double underlined) and with Derby despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Bakewell arrival (30.8) struck in green. The 2d. adhesives affixed over the edge of the envelope (lack of address space) and have a light horizontal bend; a filing spike hole clear of the adhesives. A...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1854 (12 Dec.) blue "parliamentary notice" from Solicitors in Aberdeen to Achlorn bearing Stars 1d. red-brown (2) and 2d. blue strip of three tied by neat strikes of the Scottish "1" numeral and numbered "1154"; additionally marked "Left for Van Dieman's Land" written twice, undelivered and with additional Aberdeen c.d.s. concluding with (1.1) struck in green. An attractive and unusual coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1855 (25 Jan.) blue wrapper to Wellington, Somerset bearing Stars 1d. red-brown and 2d. blue HD-HF strip of three well tied by Leicester "449" sideways duplex, marked "Registered" in red crayon and "No 158" in ink, the flap with a good strike of the arrival c.d.s. (27.1) in yellow-orange. Clean and fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1855 (30 Jan.) envelope to London bearing Stars 1d. red-brown (7) tied by "222" of Dolgelly and marked "Registered" (the adhesives have been applied a little haphazardly so that they did not obscure the address), the reverse with faint despatch c.d.s. in green, Cork and London c.d.s. (31.1). A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1855 (10 Mar.) Brocklehurst blue, linen-backed envelope to Macclesfield bearing Stars 2d. blue, perf.16, plate 4, FE-GF block of four tied by Carlisle sideways duplex and marked "registered" in red ink with Macclesfield arrival (12.3) in the lower corner plus Manchester transit on the reverse. Very fine and a scarce cover bearing this block of four (cat. £1800 off cover)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1855 (20 Aug.) Penny Pink envelope to Macclesfield, uprated with Stars 2d. blue, perf. 14, plate 4, IG-II strip of three cancelled by "180" numerals and a fine strike of the Chester spoon cancellation, marked "Registered" and with Macclesfield arrival (21.8) i lower corner. A fine and attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1855 (23 Dec.) larger size Penny Pink envelope to Macclesfield uprated with Stars 2d. blue, perf.16 (3) tied by "918" numerals, marked "registered" in red ink and with Manchester despatch and Macclesfield arrival (24.12) in the lower corner. Unusual and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1857 (3 June) small envelope to Auchterarder bearing Stars 1d. red-brown perf.14, CD with 2d. blue perf.14, TA-TC strip of three tied by Scottish "84" numerals and marked "Registered" in ink, the reverse with Crief despatch and arrival c.d.s. A very neat cover, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1862 (18 Mar.) neat envelope to Edinburgh bearing Stars 1d. on white paper with 2d. blue, plate 8 strip of three tied by Motherwell "361" duplex, marked "Registered" twice and with further Motherwell c.d.s. with the Edinburgh arrival on the reverse. FineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateLine Engraved1850 (23 Dec.) neat blue wrapper to Kendal bearing 1/- light green, die 2 (good to very large margins all round) just tied by "436" numeral with a faint Lancaster despatch c.d.s. in greenish blue and Kendal arrival (24.12), marked "Registered" and numbered "1935". Superb in every respect. Cat. £1900A heavyweight wrapper paying 6d. postage (under 3oz.) and 6d. registration. The 1/- stamp, the first high value, was intended for prepayment of letter to America; it was only officially sanctioned for use on registered ma...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration Rate1847-54 Embossed Issue1855 (5 Mar.) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to Macclesfield uprated with 6d. mauve (good margins, just touching to large) cancelled by "522" of Melton Mowbray, the envelope is marked "Registered" in red ink in the top left corner with neat despatch and arrival (7.3) c.d.s., the reverse with further Melton Mobray c.d.s. and London transit (7.3). A fine coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration Rate1847-54 Embossed Issue1855 (9 Mar.) blue wrapper to Kendal bearing 10d. brown, die 3 (large even margins all round) well tied by "606" numeral with superb Penrith despatch alongside, marked "Registered" in red ink and bearing the arrival c.d.s. on the reverse (9.3). Outstanding quality, a most magnificent cover which could grace the finest of collections. Cat. £3200Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration Rate1847-54 Embossed Issue1855 (18 July) Penny Pink envelope to Macclesfield, uprated with 6d. dull lilac (typical margins) cancelled by good strikes of the Chester Spoon datestamp code "D", marked "Registered" and with the arrival c.d.s. (19.7) in the upper corner. Fine and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration Rate1847-54 Embossed Issue1855 (21 July) large entire letter from Doctors Commons to solicitors in Folkingham bearing 1847-54 10d. brown, die 3 (good to large margins, just touching at top) well tied by a neat strike of London Inland Section "24" numeral with tombstone "PAID" despatch datestamp alongside with manuscript "Registered Letter" and "Regd."; the reverse with good strikes of straight-line "Knight Rider St." and Folkingham arrival c.d.s. (22.7), both on blue. There are a few vertical folding creases, the adhesive is very fr...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration Rate1847-54 Embossed Issue1855 (23 Nov.) blue entire letter to Blackburn bearing Stars 1d. red-brown and 6d. purple (touched to large margins all round) tied by the scarce Liverpool Registered Spoon, the front marked "269 Registered" in red ink and with a neat strike of Blackburn arrival c.d.s. (24.11). Fresh and fineThis letter originally contained half banknotes totally £1500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1855 (10 Nov.) blue envelope to Macclesfield bearing 1855-57 4d. Small Garter with Stars 1d. red-brown and 2d. blue tied by Lancaster "436" sideways duplex, marked with large "Registered" in magenta ink and numbered "1887" in the lower corner with a good strike of Crewe Station transit c.d.s. in green; the arrival c.d.s. (1.12) is on the reverse. A good franking and an attractive three-colour franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1969). S.G. 29, 34, 62Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buy...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1857 (22 July) blue wrapper to Lancaster bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with Stars 2d. blue vertical pair tied by Penrith "606" sideways duplex, marked "Registered" in red ink and with the arrival c.d.s. (22.7) on the flap. Fresh and fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1858 (7 Mar.) envelope to London bearing 1d. Stars and 1855-57 6d. (trimmed wing margin) cancelled by "409" numerals of Jersey with the neat despatch c.d.s. alongside, there is a very good strike of the distinctive Jersey crowned "registered" handstamp struck in red and there is a good strike of the second type of unframed oval "registered/g.p.o" datestamp (9.3) code "M" struck in red. The note on the side of this envelope indicates that it contained four £5 banknotes. Thought to be the only known example...

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1859 (15 Dec.) blue Brocklehurst entire to Macclesfield bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac with 2d. blue plate 8 tied by London "212" numeral, marked "Registered" and "48" with the standard London oval registered datestamp code "E" and Lombard Street c.d.s. with Macclesfield arrival (16.12) on the reverse. The wax seal has been cut off, otherwise clean and fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1860 (9 Apr.) commercial wrapper to London bearing 1d. Stars, 2d. plate 8 and 1855-57 4d. rose-red cancelled by "498" numerals with manuscript "Registered at ..." along with fine strikes of the standard oval "registered/manchester" code "Z" and "registered/london" (10.4) code "M" datestamps struck in red; horizontal folding crease and some minor soilingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1860 (23 May) envelope to Ramsgate bearing 1d. Stars (2), 2d. blue plate 8 and 1855-57 4d. rose-red with wing margin tied by London District "W/19" barred oval, the envelope is marked "Registered" and bears a good strike of the standard "registered/london" dated oval code "E"; the reverse with despatch and arrival c.d.s. There are a couple of trivial imperfections. A good, double-rate coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in Stamps6d. Registration RateSurface Printed Issues1860 (24 July) Penny Pink envelope to Lancaster uprated with 1855-57 6d. lilac cancelled by neat strikes of London "24" numeral, marked "Registered" and "8" with the standard London registered dated oval code "E" with the arrival c.d.s. (25.1) on the reverse. Clean and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsScots LocalsArdnamurchan: 1857 (24 Nov.) blue wrapper to Edinburgh bearing 1d. Stars on white paper (8) tied by fine strikes of the type III "ardnamurchan" postmark in blue-black, marked "Registered" in reddish ink in the lower corner, the reverse with Strontian, Glasgow and Edinburgh c.d.s. Three vertical filing creases which affect some of the adhesives. A fine example of this scarce postmarkSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Great BritainRegistration Paid in StampsScots LocalsGlendaruel: 1858 (17 Feb.) envelope to Dunoon bearing Stars 1d. rose-red on white paper (7) tied by fine strikes of type III "glendaruel" postmark in blue-black, marked "Registered" and "Registered Letter" with Glasgow transit c.d.s., the reverse with Cairndow, Greenock and Dunoon c.d.s. A fine and attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1851 (24 Mar.) green Money Letter wrapper sent to the postmaster at Fortrose, Scotland, for delivery to the recipient in Avock, the front bearing Hamilton despatch c.d.s., handstruck "PAID" both in red, manuscript "2/7½" and large "6", the reverse bearing Montreal (31.3), Liverpool America c.d.s. (21.4) and Fortrose arrival (23.4) in blue; the inside with further strikes of the Fortrose c.d.s. and undated Avoch circle in dark blue. A few peripheral wrinkles which do not detract from this highly important Money Letter being the only such complete...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1851 (3 July) neat envelope to Surrey bearing Bytown despatch c.d.s. and straight-line "money letter", black handstruck "3" overstamped by concentric circles and re-rated "1/2"; U.K manuscript markings with "1/8" rate mark (postage 1/2d. plus registration 6d.) and "26" registration number, the reverse with London transit (21.7) and a very fine strike of open-circle "godalmin" (21.7) c.d.s. in blue. The flap is sealed with an embossed seal which reads "registered/july 31 1848". Clean and fresh. A rare early Money Letter with U.K. inward registra...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1852 (26 May) entire letter from Charlotte Town Prince Edward Island to London, marked "Regd", rated "6" in black ink and "1/" in red crayon along with manuscript registration number and a good strike of the undated "prince edward island/paid" in black, the reverse with a fair strike of the P.E.I. despatch c.d.s. and London arrival (14.4). A particularly neat and attractive cover. Ex Cusworth and Skywalkprovenance:Warren S. Wilkinson, June 2007Carried on the Cunard liner 'Niagra' from Halifax to Liverpool. Pays 1/- postage plus 6d. registrationS...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1854 (28 Oct.) blue commercial wrapper to Cardiff bearing handstruck "money letter" and "8d. Stg Paid 10d Cy" both in red with a large manuscript "6" and Paid Quebec despatch c.d.s. plus America Liverpool c.d.s., the reverse with London and Cardiff (14.11) c.d.s. Horizontal filing crease. An early Money Letter to U.K.provenance:Warren S. Wilkinson, June 2007Prepaid 8d. postage with registration 6d. to be collected from the recipientSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1855 (3 Oct.) stampless entire letter to Norfolk manuscript "Registered" and bearing Toronto Paid despatch c.d.s. and a very fine strike of boxed "registered" in red, rate marks of "1/8", "1/4" and "6", faint Liverpool Packet Letter Paid dated tombstone and Dereham arrival in green (24.10), the reverse with London and Thetford (green) transit c.d.s. An attractive and appealing cover. This is the earliest known registered cover from Canada to U.K.Canada introduced its registration system on 1st May 1855. This letter was carried on the 'America' t...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1855 (17 Nov.) wrapper to London bearing Port Hope despatch c.d.s. and bearing unframed "Paid" and "8d. Stg. 10d. cy" and boxed "registered", there is also a large manuscript "6" and a fine strike of the London large crown/"registered"; the reverse with large Toronto c.d.s. An appealing cover which is believed to be the second earliest registered cover from Canada to the U.K.From May 1855 to December 1857 registered letters from Canada to the U.K. were charged an additional 1d. registration to be paid by the sender plus the appropriate packet po...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United KingdomCrimean War: 1856 (7 Jan.) blue entire to Petersfield in Hampshire "By United States Packet", various markings on the front including handstruck "paid" and "registered", manuscript registration numbers, rate marks of "2/4" in red crayon and large "6" with faint St. Vincent despatch c.d.s., Petersfield arrival (1.2) and circular "more/to/pay" (for the registration fee to be collectted from the recipient) and, on the reverse, Toronto and another c.d.s. There is some weakness along the fold lines and some soiling at top and foot. A rare letter sent...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1856 (4 Mar.) neat envelope to La Rochelle, France bearing an array of transit marks including straight-line "paid" and "registered" in red plus "chargé" in black, Quebec despatch c.d.s., "PD" in oval, "2/7" and "3/2" rate marks, two London Paid datestamps (27.3) with the Foreign Branch tall crown/"registered" and Calais transit, various French transit marks on the reverse including La Rochelle arrival and four small marks where the French registration seals have been removed. This is the first recored letter from Canada to France after the Cun...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1858 (23 Jan.) neat envelope to "Consel in Irelend", Dublin bearing a light strike of Quebec despatch c.d.s., light strikes of "paid" and "8 Stg." plus straight-line "registered" which has been overstruck by three strikes of concentric circle "37" numeral and with Pkt Letter Paid Liverpool dated tombstone struck over the Quebec datestamp, the reverse with Dublin arrival (10.2) and manuscript instruction "or elsewhere to be forwarded". Very fresh and an unusual cover to have registration cancelled this wayprovenance:Warren S. Wilkinson, June 2007...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1858 (11 Feb.) a stunning envelope to London bearing 1852-57 imperf. 7½d. yellow-green on hand-made paper (good to very large margins all round and showing a fragment of the margin inscription at left) with 3d. red on horizontally ribbed paper (cut into left side, other margins good to large) tied by circular numeral "1" and with a fair strike of the Barrie despatch c.d.s. at left, with unframed "registered" in red and manuscript registration number, with a superb strike of the London wide crown/"registered" in red (W&J 1131a) and manuscript "6"...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1859 (29 Aug.) buff envelope to Cornwall bearing 1859 12½c. deep yellow-green (2) tied by circular "50" with neat Windsor despatch c.d.s. at left, straight-line "registered" in black and with Paid Liverpool Col. Packet, standard-type London registred dated oval with a distinctive Liverpool crown/"registered" in red and faint Wadebridge arrival c.d.s. (8.9) plus a London transit c.d.s. on the reverse. Some trivial soiling around edges, a very good franking S.G. 39provenance:Daniel Cantor, September 2011Carried on the Allan Line 'North American'....

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1866 (10 Jan.) envelope to Birmingham, manuscript "Registered" bearing 1859 1c. deep rose (2), 5c. vermilion and 12½c. blue-green tied by large barred circle, with Montreal despatch c.d.s. and two strikes of unframed "registered" in red, the reverse with Birmingham arrival. A remarkable three-colour franking. S.G. 30, 31, 41provenance:Daniel Cantor, September 2011Carried on the Allan Line 'Nova Scotian'. Reputedly pays 12½c. Allan Line rate (effective 1 February 1866) plus the 8c. registration fee. From 1 February 1866 the registration fee was r...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail To the United Kingdom1866 (29 Oct.) blue envelope to Edinburgh marked "Registered & paid ..." bearing 1859 1c. pale rose (3), 5c. pale red and 17c. deep blue (2) tied by large barred circles with Montreal despatch c.d.s. at left, with light strikes of unframed "registered" (3) and St. Edward's crown/"registered", the reverse with Edinburgh arrival (10.11). There is a small part of the flap missing. A rare and desirable franking and is the only recorded British Packet cover with both the postage and registration fee paid in cash. S.G. 29, 31, 42provenance:Daniel Cant...

(x) The AmericasCanadaTransit Mail Through the United KingdomTo India: 1857 (1 Aug.) stampless mourning envelope to Agra "Via Southampton & Bombay" bearing Quebec despatch c.d.s., two manuscript "Paid", handstruck "PAID 6d Stg" and unframed "registered", "1/2" rate mark and "No. 31" registration number, a fine strike of the Foreign Branch tall crown/"registered" in red and Bombay transit (20.9), the reverse bears London transit (13.8). Some peripheral soiling and the upper corners with small repairs. The earliest registered letter from Canada to India The sender paid the 1d. local registratio...

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps1875-92 plate proofs on thin card with 2c. red-brown, 5c. dull green and 8c. deep blue; 5c. from the top left corner (plate 1, Montreal printing) showing "five" in the top margin. Fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps— 2c. orange in a lower margin block of four showing part of the printer's imprint, lightly mounted mint. There is some oxidation at top and sides which is showing through on the reverse and some reinforced split perfs. in the lower margin. S.G. R1, £260Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps— 5c. deep green block of four, large part original gum, lower pair unmounted; slightly mixed centring. S.G. R6, £360Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps— 8c dull blue in a lower right corner block of four, part to large part original gum. Fresh appearance and a good positional block. S.G. R9, £1700Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps1876 (9 Nov.) bank envelope registered to Scotland bearing 1870-90 5c. olive-green with 8c. Registered stamp in dull blue tied by indistinct cancellation with Galt despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner and a fair strike of unframed "registered" in black with another strike in red plus a good strike of the scarce second type of Liverpool crown/"registered" (sans serif letters) in red, the reverse with Hamilton c.d.s. (10.11), Liverpool registered dated oval (26.11), code "I" and Canonbie arrival (27.11). A good example of this scarce 8c. value on c...

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps1888 (7 Jan.) On Her Majesty's Service envelope to Nottingham bearing 1873-79 Montreal 10c. lilac-magenta plus 5c. deep green Registered stamp cancelled by concentric circles and with Victoria despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner, large "R" in oval in black plus standard London registered dated oval (27.1) code "X.F.", the reverse with further despatch c.d.s., Montreal c.d.s. plus Nottingham registered oval (27.1). A good cover. Ex Jephcott and Simpson. S.G. 100, R6Pays double postge, 10c. plus registration of 5c.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price i...

(x) The AmericasCanadaRegistered Letter Stamps1892 (13 June) envelope "registered" to Banbury bearing 1889-97 Ottawa 5c. brownish grey with 5c. deep green Registered stamp tied by large "R" in oval with standard-type London registered dated oval (30.6) code "X.C.", the reverse with Victoria despatch c.d.s., Montreal and Banbury arrival (30.6)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaInternal Mail1853 (25 Mar.) blue wrapper sent "Money Letter" to Quebec bearing 1852-57 wove paper 3d. brown-red imperf. horizontal pair (fair to good margins each just cut into one corner) each cancelled by ink cross, with open circle Brook despatch postmark with manuscript date insertion, two different types of "money letter" plus some manuscript numbers including "6" for the postage, the flap (which opens well for display) with Warwick (manuscript date) and London (24.3) c.d.s. plus faint Quebec arrival. A paper split in the left adhesive. A delightful and rare wove pa...

(x) The AmericasCanadaInternal Mail1858 (16 Sept.) stampless envelope to the Crown Lands Department, Toronto with manuscript "3" overstruck by a fine strike of "free" with "registered" alongside, a fine strike of Bristol despatch c.d.s. and various changes to the registration number; the reverse with Aylmer (16.9) in red, part City of Ottawa (17.9) c.d.s. (part removed along with the wax seal) and Toronto arrival (18.9). The Registered handstamp indicates that 1d. was paid for registration (charged even if the postage was free). Registered Free covers are rare, this being a particularly fine...

(x) The AmericasCanadaInternal Mail1872 (23 Feb.) envelope to Clinton, Onterio bearing Small Queen 3c. dull red and pair of 1c. orange on stout paper tied by London, Ontario "6" duplex with straight-line "registered" and faint "too-late", the arrival c.d.s. (24.2) is on the reverse. A good franking on a clean cover posted after the closure of the mailPays 3c. postage (under ½oz.) plus 2c. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaInternal Mail1874 (22 June) envelope to U.S.A. bearing Small Queen 2c. deep green, 3c. dull red and 6c. yellowish brown cancelled by a single strike of the straight-line "registered" in black with a second strike alongside and Toronto despatch c.d.s. at left with manuscript "Samples". A clean three-colour frankingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaInternal Mail1889 (11 July) attractive envelope to London, Ontario bearing Small Queen 1c. bright yellow pair with 2c. orange-red Registration stamp (3) all tied by dumb circular cork cancellation with Blyth despatch alongside and large "R" in oval plus nameless arrival c.d.s., the reverse with two more strikes of the despatch c.d.s., another large "R" in oval and London arrival duplex. A good coverPays postage 3c. (under 1oz.) and registration 5c. (raised on 8 May 1889). The franking rules were relaxed allowing the registration stamp to cover some of the postage costSub...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1822 (27 Feb.) entire letter to John Stuart of the North West Company, North America, manuscript "Paid 2/7" and "18", a very faint strike of Forres boxed datestamp in black and a very fine strike of boxed "paid in the/country" datestamp (1.3) (Willcocks 532) in red. This is a rare North West Company Canoe Brigade, sent across Canada and over the Rocky Mountains to New Caledonia. There are two vertical folding creases and a tear on the top flap.Prepaid 2/2d. Falmouth packet to New York and collect 18c. (11d.) plus Canadian postage to Montreal f...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1847 (18 Sept.) long envelope to Frampton, Near Quebec with manuscript "Registered" plus postage calculations, "Postage 9s - 4d/Registration 1s - - /10/4" in red ink, with London Paid c.d.s. in red plus unframed "broadway/westminster" in black and bearing, on the reverse, Montreal (6.10) and Quebec open top c.d.s. in red. Vertical fold and some peripheral soiling. An interesting cover with the detailed, and high value, postage calculationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1850 (11 Mar.) stampless envelope to Scarborough, near Toronto with manuscript "Registered Letter" in red ink and "6" in red crayon, a neat strike of open-top Darlington despatch c.d.s. in blue and a "1/2" rate mark in red ink; marked in Canada with a large manuscript "M" in ink (money letter) and straight-line "money letter" in red, the reverse with undated St. John's Chapel village postmark and part Toronto transit (1.4). One side flap missing and some soiling. One of the earliest Canadian Money LettersPays 1/2d. postage plus 6d. registratio...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1851 (15 Apr.) entire letter on blue paper marked "Money" to Vittoria bearing London open circle despatch c.d.s., "money letter" and "paid" in red with "35½" and "6" rate marks, the reverse bearing Brantford, Simcoa and a superb strike of Vittoria arrival c.d.s. (16.4); vertical filing creases. A very early cover and an interesting forerunner to the registered post in Canadaprovenance:Warren S. Wilkinson, June 2007Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1857 (16 Jan.) wrapper to St. Catharines, Canada West bearing 2d. blue Stars (trimmed perfs. at top) with pair of 1855-57 6d. lilac cancelled by London numeral, manuscript "Registered" in ink with straight-line "registered" struck below with number "381" in ink; the reverse with Lombard Street Maltese Cross despatch datestamp overstruck by St. Catherines arrival, both in red, plus Toronto transit (4.2). Exceptionally freshPays double 8d. rate plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1858 (4 June) wrapper to St. Catharines, Canada West manuscript "Registered p.paid" and bearing 1855-57 4d. rose-red, 6d. lilac (wing margin) and 1/- green tied by London Inland Section "24" in barred oval with straight-line "registered" in black alongside, with Lombard Street Maltese Cross despatch datestamp overstruck by the tall crown/"registered" in red with a light strike of the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E", the reverse with Hamilton transit. A good three-colour franking with all the 1855-57 valuesPays double the 8d...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1862 (10 Apr.) neat envelope to Yorkville, near Toronto, manuscript "Registered Letter" in red ink and numbered "339" bearing 1855-57 1/- green tied by London N duplex and bearing an unusual "northern dist of/islington" c.d.s., a good strike of the small crown/"registered" (W&J 1133) plus the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E", the reverse with further London c.d.s. and Yorkville arrival (25.4). Note that the duplex and registered oval are incomplete as these were struck over the registration tapePays 6d. postage plus 6d. regi...

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1862 (24 July) inter-bank entire letter to Kingston marked "pr Bohemean" and "Registered" bearing 2d. blue plate 9, 1855-57 6d. deep lilac and 1862-64 4d. pale red tied by London "24" numerals, a fine strike of "lombard street/a/registered letter" (A&H 1497), St. Edward's crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E", the reverse wtih Kingston arrival (7.8). Good markingsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasCanadaMail From the United Kingdom1864 (29 July) envelope "registered" to Canada West bearing 1d. red plate 86 pair with 1862-64 4d.orange-red plate 4 (3, some clipped or trimmed perfs.) tied by "706" numerals with a superb strike of Shipton-on-Stour despatch c.d.s. in the lower corner, various backstamps with Liverpool (30.7), Toronto, Lerlin and Winterbourne arrival (13.8) along with a superb red wax seal. A few minor age marks, an attractive frankingPays postage 8d. plus registration 6d.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1842 (31 Jan.) an interesting wrapper to New York "p Halifax and Boston Steamer" and, on the flap, "If too late for Steamer forward by Private Ship" along with a superb strike of Cahir despatch c.d.s. (the flap opens well for display); the address side with fine strikes of square Dublin datestamp (1.2), handstruck "Registered Letter" in red and handstruck "Registry/Postage" with manuscript values of 1/0 each for a total of 2/-, manuscript "39" rate mark in red ink (arrival postage) and Boston Ship transit (12.3) and a straight-li...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1842 (30 Mar.) entire letter to Virginia "Viâ Bristol Steam Ship Great Western" and "Registered Letter No.7 to Bristol" and the rate mark "P1/8" and manuscript "27" (U.S. arrival charge) plus a superb strike of the Cirencester despath c.d.s. and New York Ship transit c.d.s. (17.4) in red. A fine and attractive letter. Matched with the accompanying original receipt (type 2) number 7 with the superb Cirencester c.d.s. with the recipient's details and signed by the postmaster.A highly desirable and unique matched pair, this is belie...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1845 (29 Nov.) registration receipt, No. 52, type 2, cancelled by Lombard Street Maltese Cross datestamp and addressed to New Orleans; light vertical folds. Fresh. Very few receipts to America existSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1850 (29 Oct.) blue entire letter to New York "Per first Steamer" and "Registered" bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 3, AD-AF strip of three (mixed margins) tied by Scottish numeral "186" in dark blue with two strikes of the accompanying despatch c.d.s. alongside with "1/-" rate mark in red ink, with U.S. accountancy handstamps "paid" and "21/cents" in red, the reverse with Liverpool transit c.d.s. (30.10) in blue. There is a crease through the central 2d. bluePays 1/- postage (in manuscript) plus 6d. registration (in stamps)Subject to...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1852 (24 Sept.) large blue entire to New York marked "Registered" and bearing 1841 2d. blue plate 4 (JC-JF and IJ-IL strips of four and three (margins generally good to large) used with 1847-54 Embossed 10d. brown, die 2 block of four (margins generally good to large, almost touching in a couple of places) cancelled by Scottish "186" numeral of Irvine, with U.S accountancy marks of the large "20/cents and curved "paid" and manuscript arrival date "17 Oct. 1852", the reverse with Irvine despatch and Liverpool transit (25.9). There...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1853 (22 Apr.) envelope to New York bearing 1847-54 Embossed 10d. die 1 in an irregular block of three tied by Scottish numeral "131" with a good strike of "Registered/edinburgh" (A&H 1487) in red, Liverpool transit (23.4), unframed "paid/ship" and large "10/cents" accountancy handstamp plus large New York "48"(c.) arrival (5.5), Edinburgh despatch on the reverse. Part of one flap is missing and a few small faults, mostly confined to the reverse.Pays double rate of 1/- plus 6d. registration, total 2/6d. As full registration to Am...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom1860 (5 Oct.) large commercial wrapper to New York "p Arabia, Registered" bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac (trimmed wing margin) and 1/- green strip of four tied by London "24" numerals with good strikes of "lombard street/c/registered letter" (A&H 1497), small crown/"registered" (W&J 1133) and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E" plus "n. york br pkt/paid" c.d.s. and some manuscript rate marks. Horizontal filing crease, otherwise fresh and finePays quadruple 1/- postage (2oz. rate) plus 6d. registrationSubject to 5%...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1861 (16 Oct.) envelope to New York marked "Registered" and bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac (3, one with wing margin) tied by London "24" numerals with fine strikes of the small crown/"registered" (W&J 1133) and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E" and a good strike of "n. york am pkt/paid" c.d.s. (8.11) and large handstruck "36", Liverpool (17.10) transit on the reverse. A clean and attractive coverThis letter was sent during the American Civil War (March 1861-June 1865) when America wa...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1861 (3 Dec.) busy envelope to New York marked "Registered" in magenta ink and bearing 2d. blue plate 9 (9, some perfs. trimmed at top) tied by Irish "371" numerals with a fine strike of Parsonstown despatch c.d.s. in blue and "n. york br pkt/36" c.d.s. (20.12), further despatch c.d.s. on the reverse overstruck by circular "dublin/registered" c.d.s. in red (A&H 1495). The vertical pair of 2d. stamps were struck over the edge of the envelope, the flap has been cut so that they may be opened out, the t...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1862 (27 Feb.) neat envelope to South Lancaster, Massachusets bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac and 1/- green tied by Irish "186" numerals with a superb strike of the smaller "dublin/registered" despatch c.d.s. code "W.O" and "boston am pkt/24 paid" c.d.s. (11.3) and no other postal markings. One side flap missing. Clean and fineprovenance:'Sirene', March 1998Gilbert Wheat, June 2009Pays postage 1/- plus 6d. for registration. The U.S. 24c. is made up of 5c. inland postage, 16c. ship letter and 3c. registrati...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1862 (6 May) long envelope to Boston "Per Europa/Registered Paid" bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac and 1/- deep green strip of four (wing margin at right) cancelled by London "24" numerals, a fair strike of "lombard street/c/registered letter" (A&H 1497), London small crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "E", some rate marks and registration number plus "n. york br. pkt/paid" c.d.s. (31.5). Some folding creases, a good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1862 (20 May) wrapper to Philadelphia "Via Liverpool to go by Cunard Mail Steamer" bearing 1855-57 6d. lilac and 1/- green (4, one trimmed wing margin) tied by Jersey "409" duplex bearing a good strike of the very scarce Jersey crown/"registered" (sans serif letter) in a brownish colour, plus London small crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval (22.5) code "AN", some rate marks including handstruck "96" and manuscript "26", there are also faint strikes of "paid" and Pkt...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1863 (5 Feb.) neat envelope to Ohio bearing 1862-64 9d. bistre horizontal pair, LJ-LK tied by Bradford "107" duplex, marked "Registered 772" in magenta ink, "boston br pkt/paid" c.d.s. (28.2) and a fine strike of the large handstruck "24" in red over the adhesives, the reverse with Liverpool transit (6.2). A scarce franking on this especially attractive coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1863 (28 Nov.) printed envelope to New York per "'Canada' Via Queenstown", marked "Registered" in magenta ink and bearing 2d. blue plate 9, 1862-64 4d. pale red and 1/- green tied by "466" numeral and unframed large "R" in black, with standard-type Liverpool registered dated oval code "D", "n. york br pkt/paid 36" c.d.s. (14.12) with some rate and registration markings. A good cover and early use of the plain "R" handstampFrom 31st March 1860 the Cunard packets changed their sailing route from Liver...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1864 (16 Jan.) commercial entire to Philadelphia "per Australasia via Queenstown" bearing 1862-64 6d. lilac (small fault) and 1/- green wing margin pair tied by London "14" barred oval obliterators, good strikes of "lombard street/c/registered letter", crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval code "C"; there are light strikes of large numeral "48" and "paid" in red. A clean cover, free from the usual filing creasesPays double rate 1/- postage (under 1½oz.) plus 6d. regist...

(x) The AmericasUnited States of AmericaMail from United Kingdom During the American Civil War1864 (2 Sept.) envelope to South Lancaster bearing 1862-64 6d. lilac plate 4 and 1/- green (creased) cancelled by Irish "186" numerals with a good strike of "dublin/registered/plo" c.d.s. in red, a very good strike of the sans-serif crown/"registered" in black" and "boston br pkt/paid" c.d.s. (16.9). A fine and appealing cover.The black Crown Registered handstamp was applied during sorting on the transatlantic mail boatWith enclosure (from an earlier correspondence) which includes, "...in this time...

(x) The AmericasCentral and South AmericaArgentina1863 (7 Feb.) envelope to Buenos Ayres marked "Registered" and "per Royal Mail" bearing 1862-64 6d. lilac (3) and 1/- green tied by Hamilton duplex and bears fine strikes of the small crown/"registered" and the standard-type London registered dated oval (9.2) code "CL" plus manuscrpt rate marks of "7" in blue crayon and "36" in ink, the reverse with two strikes of the Strathaven despatch c.d.s. (Strathaven was not allowed to cancel adhesives). UnusualPays double rate postage of 1/- plus registration 6d. (only to London)Subject to 5% tax on Ham...

(x) The AmericasCentral and South AmericaCuba1857 (12 Feb.) opened-out stampless envelope to Havana, Cuba "Per Steamer" bearing a superb strike of the Wrexham tall crown/"registered" in red, several changes in rate marks from "Pd 1/2½" to "1/6½" and finally "2/", there is also a large "19"; the reverse with open circle Wrexham despatch c.d.s. in blue and London transit (13.2). There is some soiling, particularly on the flap on the reverse and the paper a little aged. An important cover which is the earliest known registered letter to the West Indies and CubaSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price i...

(x) The AmericasCentral and South AmericaMexico1841 (11 Nov.) stampless entire to "Frederick M. Luberman, Botanist of Denmark ..." bearing a fine strike of the handstruck "Registered/edinburgh" (A&H 1487) in red (a very early date, A&H records this being used from 1842 to the 1850's) with the Edinburgh despatch below and with manuscript "2/" in red ink. Clean and attractive.A highly important entire being the earliest transatlantic registered cover. Peter Holcombe Certificate (1999)A long postscript written on the reverse confirms the news of a birth of a son (future King Edward VII) to Queen...
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