1776 (22 March) Entire Letter from Lisbon to London with '8' manuscript on obverse and Foreign Office Bishop arrival mark of 'AP/12' showing month on the top, contents relate to oranges and lemons and sundry ships with bad cargoes adverse winds and weather. Fine.
1858 25r rose King Pedro V a superb collection of mainly 4 margin examples on a stockpage mostly with numeral cancels mostly all different from 1 to 218, varying margins and many are huge 4 margin examples, excellent study lot. (Approx 50) Scott 11.
1870-84 25r rose in a remarkable off paper accumulation of 1000s stashed in envelopes, bags and loose, an enormous quantity with many different numeral postmarks, CDS postmarks, octagonal, ideal to search for those elusive Perf 11 etc, very mixed condition but a sorters paradise, Guesstimate 5000+. Cat in excess of £27,000. SG 80 cat £5.50 each. Only 2½% cat.