A selection of over one hundred King George V letters addressed to GB during World War I with letters enclosed. A selection of approx. 35 King George VI letters addressed to GB during World War II with letters enclosed. Wide selection of postmark and historical interest.
Scotland: Forty-two covers either addressed to or sent from Scottish towns and cities. Includes 1905 KEVII ½d green from Edinburgh to Old Meldrum, 1967 Edinburgh new town bicentenary, 1964 Forth Road Bridge FDC.,
GOVT PARCELS: Parcel Post receipt fro Postal Stores Department / GPO London bearing 4½d green and carmine PAIR with good colour and 1d lilac both tied LONDON roller canceller, affixed to board and some faults on the edges otherwise stamps unaffected, rarely seen in this format, SG O69 & O71. Cat £580.
Accumulation of collections from 1960s to 1990s including unmounted mint sets and ranges, used sets and ranges for Jersey 1940 to 1995, Guernsey from Wartime Arms to modern, also IOM nice U/M ranges in stockbook, some FDCs etc, nice accumulation.
Approx. ninety covers from various Channel Islands mostly first day covers from the 1970's onwards. Includes Isle of man Votes for Women, 1977 Centenary of St. John Ambulance Guernsey, 1974 centenary of UPU from Jersey and 1979 Public Transport from Guernsey.
1979 Odin's Raven FDC with 15p gutter pair tied to official FDC by Eddie Kaighin the skipper of the 2/3 scale replica of the Gokstad ship which was sailed from Trondheim to Peel IOM. Limited number 52.
1997 Trial Des Nations three official FDCs bearing Trials set of stamps two covers signed, one by Steve Colley and second signed by 5 trial biker celebrities incl Steve Colly, third normal FDC. Nice trio.
Small range of postmarks on QV singles to modern incl EDVII postcards (3) described by postmark types incl Douglas & Peel squared circles, Douglas CDS, QV Parcel Post label unused, Ramsey parcel post unused, few other 1960s towns etc, mainly good strikes.
1941-43 War Time Occupation issues group of mainly unmounted mint blocks incl ½d green corner marginal Evening Post imprint blk of 6, vertical blk of 8, blk of 12 & 10 (tones), 1d corner marginal sheet number blk of 4, blk of 6, strip of 4 on thick paper etc. (55). Cat £440.
1941-43 War Time Occupation issues group of mainly unmounted mint blocks incl ½d green corner strip marginal Evening Post imprint, seven pairs with part imprint (5 are grey paper), 1d corner marginal full imprint blocks of 6 (3), blk of 4 with date imprint (13), etc. (96). Cat £805+.
1943 (29 Jul.) Cover from Jersey to Hamburg bearing Reich pictorial defins (2) tied FELDPOST h illus cancel and Jersey Views 1d red tied JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS CDS alongside with same date. Mainly fine, nice combn.
1941 (20 Feb) Plain postcard sent from Guernsey to Jersey bearing 1d red arms and 2d orange Centenary bisect tied in combination with a message from postmaster explaining the design and colour is good but spoilt by the absence of the sprig in spite of my protests. This may prove that the first day was in fact 18th Feb and not the 20th as the card is dated 18th Feb with accompanying letter, also the date slug was altered from 1940, half the zero was cut from 0 to 1 to make 1941. Intr.