Auction 10.03.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 10.03.1994

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1710 "An Act for establishing a General Post Office for all Her Majesty's...

1710 "An Act for establishing a General Post Office for all Her Majesty's Dominions", fine. An extremely rare and important document

Los #: 4001

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1714-1918, a comprehensive collection of thirty-nine Post Office Acts...

1714-1918, a comprehensive collection of thirty-nine Post Office Acts between the reigns of George II and George V, including 1714 "Frauds and Abuses in the Post Office", 1727 "The Delivery of Letters sent by the Penny Post", 1761 "Rates of Postage between Great Britain and the Isle of Man", 1794

Los #: 4002

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 700 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1765 "An Act to Alter certain Rates of Postage, and to amend, explain, and...

1765 "An Act to Alter certain Rates of Postage, and to amend, explain, and enlarge several Provisions in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the Revenue of the Post Office.", fine. Rare

Los #: 4003

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1832 (July) notice number 20, headed "On Remitting Bank Notes, &c. and...

1832 (July) notice number 20, headed "On Remitting Bank Notes, &c. and Money by Post and includes the diagram indicating the correct method for cutting banknotes or drafts in half prior to their being sent by separate mails, fine and clean

Los #: 4004

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1833 (c.) large format notice number 18, listing overseas towns, with...

1833 (c.) large format notice number 18, listing overseas towns, with spaces left for the name of the receiving post office and the rates to be inserted in manuscript, fine and clean

Los #: 4005

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 80 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1840 (7 Jan.) postal notice advising of the inception of the Uniform Penny...

1840 (7 Jan.) postal notice advising of the inception of the Uniform Penny Post "On and after the 10th January, a letter not exceeding Half an Ounce in Weight, may be sent from any part, of the United Kingdom, to any other part, for One Penny, if paid when posted, or for Two Pence if paid when

Los #: 4006

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1549-1848, the selection including 1549, 1598 and 1683 documents...

cover 1549-1848, the selection including 1549, 1598 and 1683 documents covering legal matters, a fair range of Bishop Marks, Provincial Name Stamps with "WORCESTER" (with different straight line types, horseshoe). "HAR/LING", "KIDDER/MINSTER", "UPTON ON S", a circular undated with Wotton-Under-Edge

Los #: 4007

Schätzpreis: 450 £ - 500 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1668 (22 May) E.L. from Hull to "The wor. John Moore, Alderman in...

cover 1668 (22 May) E.L. from Hull to "The wor. John Moore, Alderman in London", rated "3" in manuscript and showing very fine strike of the black "MA/25" Bishop Mark on reverse, attractive complete red wax seal, fine. Photo

Los #: 4008

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1682-1894, the selection of newspapers or leaflets, including "The London...

1682-1894, the selection of newspapers or leaflets, including "The London Gazette" for 10-13 April 1682 and another for 1-4 Oct. 1768, both with mentions of the Post, "The London Illustrated Evening News" for 29 June 1844 (report of Graham's Secret Office at the G.P.O.), 10 May 1862 (report of the

Los #: 4009

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1790 (20 May) E. to Warrington, fine strike of the rare undated...

cover 1790 (20 May) E. to Warrington, fine strike of the rare undated arched "SHEFFIELD/163" mileage mark, rated "5" in manuscript alongside, faint band of toning on front but fine. Photo

Los #: 4011

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1791 (20 April) E.L. from London to Bath, showing fair to good strike...

cover 1791 (20 April) E.L. from London to Bath, showing fair to good strike of the circular blackish purple "TOTTENHAM CT/ROAD/G.P./O." on reverse, rated "5" in manuscript on front, filing crease clear of strike, fine. Interesting content regarding the Abolition of Slavery Bill, also 1893 XU5 used

Los #: 4012

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 60 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1793-1929, the selection comprising 1793 E.L. to Edinburgh with very...

cover 1793-1929, the selection comprising 1793 E.L. to Edinburgh with very faint "KIRKWALL" townstamp; 1852 XU5 from Portsmouth to France showing black circular undated "NAVY POST OFFICE"; 1869 E.L. to Liverpool bearing 1867-80 6d. plate 6 cancelled by "ALEXANDRIA/B01" duplex; 1884 XU5 to an officer

Los #: 4013

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1815-55 E. or E.L. (12), including 1815, 1817 and 1820 E.L. to Lisbon...

cover 1815-55 E. or E.L. (12), including 1815, 1817 and 1820 E.L. to Lisbon with fine strikes of the black Foreign Office circular markings, 1815 E.L. (2) to Lisbon with fine examples of the black "PENRYN/269" mileage marks, 1834 E. to Edinburgh from Demerara (filing note) with fine black framed

Los #: 4014

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1818 (11 Sept.) E. addressed to the Wesleyan Mission House in Hatton...

cover 1818 (11 Sept.) E. addressed to the Wesleyan Mission House in Hatton Garden, good to fine strike of the rare step-type "HYTHE/SHIP LETTER" (Robertson S.3) in black and rated "1/3" in manuscript alongside, London transit c.d.s. on reverse, light fold crosses strike but does not detract from the

Los #: 4016

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1827-49, a neatly mounted and written-up group of entires...

cover 1827-49, a neatly mounted and written-up group of entires illustrating the need for reform of postal rates with items showing vastly differing charges for greater or lesser distances, included are 1839 (5 Dec.) and 1840 (10 Jan.) E.L's. showing manuscript "4" and "1" respectively for the firts

Los #: 4017

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1832 (17 May) E.L. with printed Insurance questionnaire inside...

cover 1832 (17 May) E.L. with printed Insurance questionnaire inside, addressed to Cleveland, showing good to fine strike of the red oval "Paid 1" of Liverpool. fine, fresh and attractive. Rare. Photo

Los #: 4019

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 220 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1838 (28 Dec.) E.L. to Daventry, showing fine clear strike of the...

cover 1838 (28 Dec.) E.L. to Daventry, showing fine clear strike of the green framed "Py.P/No.15" on front with red framed "PAID/AT/BIRMINGHAM" (crossed by filing crease) and rated "P8" in manuscript alongside, fine strike of the green straight-line "HANDSWORTH" on reverse, fine. Photo

Los #: 4022

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1840-60, four entires and a part E. affixed with paper wafer seals...

cover 1840-60, four entires and a part E. affixed with paper wafer seals comprising "THANK ROWLAND HILL FOR THIS", "THE EXPERIENCE LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY", "You may trust me", "With love yours" and "Adieu" respectively, also a few unused with "Am I welcome?", "Live in Hope", etc.,gummed pictorial

Los #: 4023

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1840-1911, the selection, including Houses of Parliament 1d. cover front...

1840-1911, the selection, including Houses of Parliament 1d. cover front only, used, 1930 XU5 with brown printed vignette of the Houses of Parliament on the address panel, bearing 2d. franking tied by "HOUSE OF COMMONS" c.d.s., 1840 1d. and 2d. used, margins all round, 1841 1d. pink envelope with

Los #: 4024

Schätzpreis: 160 £ - 180 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1841-76, the selection of mostly Line Engraved issues on entires...

cover 1841-76, the selection of mostly Line Engraved issues on entires, including 1841 1d. plated, eight examples on E's. tied by Maltese Cross cancellations (one in blue), examples of numbers "7" and "8" (2) in Cross, ten examples showing numeral cancellations (two items showing red framed

Los #: 4025

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 450 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1842-1949, the interesting collection of registered mail, including...

cover 1842-1949, the interesting collection of registered mail, including 1842, 1844 and 1850, oval registered handstamps, postal stationery, surface printed and combination items, formular items, labels, etc., mostly good to fine and an attractive lot. (47 items

Los #: 4027

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1844 (Nov.) E. from Calais (?) to London (11.11 arrival), rated "3...

cover 1844 (Nov.) E. from Calais (?) to London (11.11 arrival), rated "3" and marked "Bill of Landing - pr. Belfast" and "Consignees Letters" in ms., showing fine unframed "(Crown)/ EXEMPT.SHIP L R " h.s. and framed "M.B." both in red. Photo

Los #: 4028

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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1850 (c.) piece measuring 103x88 mm. affixed with nine coloured wafer seals...

1850 (c.) piece measuring 103x88 mm. affixed with nine coloured wafer seals depicting views of London including "DRURY LANE THEATRE", "ETON COLLEGE", "CHELSEA HOSPITAL", "HORSE GUARDS", etc., also an unused blue cover affixed with "OPERA HOUSE" wafer seal from the same series; traces of soiling and

Los #: 4029

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1858-62, four entires and a front, variously bearing 1855-57 4d...

cover 1858-62, four entires and a front, variously bearing 1855-57 4d. pair, 6d. (3), 1/-, and 1d. stars (2), one of the items being an XU5 dated 18 March 1859 addressed to "H.M. Gun Boat Steamer, Canton River, China" , bearing 6d. cancelled at Gloucester, fair to fine

Los #: 4030

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 140 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1859 and 1861 printed E.L. with tabulated "POSTAGE STAMPS...

cover 1859 and 1861 printed E.L. with tabulated "POSTAGE STAMPS. REQUISITION" inside showing choices of 1d., 2d., 4d., 6d., 10d. and 1/- adhesives, completed by the distributors for Andover and Basingstoke respectively, both bearing 1856-63 1d. tied by numeral cancellations, also 1855 (c.) XU5

Los #: 4031

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 80 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1860 E.L. from Southampton to Le Havre bearing 1855-57 Large Garter...

cover 1860 E.L. from Southampton to Le Havre bearing 1855-57 Large Garter 4d. (straight edge at top) cancelled on arrival by the small figures "1495", the E.L. with a few minor faults clear of adhesive, otherwise fine

Los #: 4032

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 60 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1862 (20 Nov.) blue E.L. addressed to Glasgow, bearing LC 14 1d. from...

cover 1862 (20 Nov.) blue E.L. addressed to Glasgow, bearing LC 14 1d. from right of the sheet showing part marginal inscription, tied by neat "ALLOA" duplex cancellation, short filing note on front at left, fine

Los #: 4033

Schätzpreis: 40 £ - 50 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1864-86, the selection of entires including 1864 XU5 to Germany...

cover 1864-86, the selection of entires including 1864 XU5 to Germany bearing 1862-64 6d. plate 3 and showing black "INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED", 1868 E. to Moscow bearing 1867-80 9d., 1876 XU5 to Australia bearing 1873-80 8d. marginal from top of the sheet showing part inscription (creased), 1876 E. to

Los #: 4034

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1867 (9 April) E. to Finland, bearing 1865-67 9d. tied by "LONDON...

cover 1867 (9 April) E. to Finland, bearing 1865-67 9d. tied by "LONDON" duplex cancellation with red "PD" in circle, endorsed "via Belgium & St. Petersburg" in manuscript, clean filing fold well clear of adhesive, fine

Los #: 4036

Schätzpreis: 70 £ - 80 £

Datum: 10.03.1994

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cover 1867 (13 Feb.) embossed Valentine envelope with insert, bearing...

cover 1867 (13 Feb.) embossed Valentine envelope with insert, bearing 1864-79 1d. tied by "WINDSOR" duplex cancellation, addressed to London, central bend and trace of foxing, otherwise fine

Los #: 4037

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 10.03.1994