Auction 13.03.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 13.03.1996

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cover 1601 entire addressed "To The Right Honourable Sr. Robt/Cecyll Knight...

cover 1601 entire addressed "To The Right Honourable Sr. Robt/Cecyll Knight Principall Secretary/To Her Maty./Hast Hast/Hast Post Hast/Hast Wth All/Speed &/Diligence/For Lyfe Lyfe/Lyfe/Tho. Ffane." and inscribed "for Her Mats. affayres" and showing nine endorsements stating times of arrival at "Dove

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1628 letter sheet signed, at head, "Charles R." and with address panel to...

1628 letter sheet signed, at head, "Charles R." and with address panel to Viscount Falkland, Deputy General in Ireland; written and signed at Westminster, the content concerning previous correspondence from Ireland, the counties of East and Westmeath, and Dublin Castle; the address panel with

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1648 (24 June) entire letter from Taunton addressed "ffor his much...

cover 1648 (24 June) entire letter from Taunton addressed "ffor his much respected ffriend Drayner Massingberd at London in Lincolns Inne-Fields nere the Lord Brudenalls" and "post payd." at lower-left. The letter content (in Latin) refers to troop re-inforcements at Fort Dunster and intriguingly

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1653 entire letter addressed "for Mr. Richard Taylor of Badger, one...

cover 1653 entire letter addressed "for Mr. Richard Taylor of Badger, one of sixe men for the Franchisse of Wenlock" from Michael Stephens the Town Clerk of Wenlock, informing him of the death of the town bailiff and requesting his attendance the next day so as to elect his replacement. A scarce

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 70 £ - 80 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1664 manuscript receipt for payment by "Daniell Oneale Esqt. farmer of the...

1664 manuscript receipt for payment by "Daniell Oneale Esqt. farmer of the Post Office" of the sum of £462.10s.0d., part of the rent due to His Majesty for one quarter under the terms of Letters Patent dated 1st December 1660 and Privy Seal dated 6th August 1663; received and signed by Sir William

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1681 (26 April) entire letter from Glasgow to Rotterdam, inscribed...

cover 1681 (26 April) entire letter from Glasgow to Rotterdam, inscribed "Via Londini post payd to London" with "5d" alongside and showing red craon "XI" relating to the charge in Stuyvers to be collected on delivery, endorsed "Glasgou 2" on reverse with "MA/4" London Bishop Mark alongside; a fine

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1709 entire letter to Plymouth, apparently written at Shepton Mallet...

1709 entire letter to Plymouth, apparently written at Shepton Mallet, showing on the flap the rare "BRIDG/WATER X" (SO. 190) mainly good in black; the letter and cover-sheet affected by damp and very fragile. Cryptic contents and signed by initials only

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1733 entire letter showing "PAYD/PENY/POST/" for "H/FR" (L. 342) of the...

1733 entire letter showing "PAYD/PENY/POST/" for "H/FR" (L. 342) of the Hermitage office, mainly good in black

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 50 £ - 60 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1750-1840(c) entire letters and entires etc, mainly from one or two...

cover 1750-1840(c) entire letters and entires etc, mainly from one or two correspondences, showing a good range of provincial namestamps, datestamps and mileage marks etc, some London local post offices: mostly fair or fair to good strikes and condition

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1765 (7 Oct.) entire letter from Cambridge to London, weak despatch h.s. on...

1765 (7 Oct.) entire letter from Cambridge to London, weak despatch h.s. on flap, 6d. charge deleted by very fine "crown" in red (circular framed, L.162, very early use) and recharged at 9d. with inspector's initials alongside. Very attractive

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1774 entire letter from New Hampshire, U.S.A. to an officer of the...

cover 1774 entire letter from New Hampshire, U.S.A. to an officer of the 58th Regiment of Foot in London and then redirected through the London Penny Post to Gibraltar, inscribed "Paid 1/6" on front and endorsed "The Pacquet, a round box, which accompanied this letter (directed in the same terms and

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 350 £ - 400 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1778 (3 October) entire letter to Shaftsbury showing, on the flap...

cover 1778 (3 October) entire letter to Shaftsbury showing, on the flap, superb strike of the black "SHERBORNE/Poft/Office" (DT.505), touched by light fold but clean and attractive, the address panel with faults. Photo

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1780-1840(c) entire letters and entires etc, part of a correspondence...

cover 1780-1840(c) entire letters and entires etc, part of a correspondence to Milstead including "49 FEVER/SHAM" in black, "CANTER/BURY" (red), horseshoe "CANTERBURY", arc types for "MAIDSTONE" and "ASHFORD", mileage types, and Penny Posts (7) for Maidstone, Ashford and Sittingbourne. Mixed

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 160 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1787 (24 September) entire letter from Dysart to Kirkaldy, einscribed...

cover 1787 (24 September) entire letter from Dysart to Kirkaldy, einscribed "Paid 1d." and "Pr Runner" ; fine, clean and scarce

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 40 £ - 50 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1795 entire letter to York showing, on the address panel, the distinctive...

1795 entire letter to York showing, on the address panel, the distinctive circular-framed "EAST/crown/GRINSTEAD" in black, a fine strike and attractive

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1795, 1798 and 1800 entires adressed to London, showing examples of...

cover 1795, 1798 and 1800 entires adressed to London, showing examples of the fancy Stockport namestamps comprising two examples of the serpentine scroll (different types) and one of the double scroll type; light filing folds but a clean and attractive group

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1796 (12 Sept.) entire to London showing very fine strike of the...

cover 1796 (12 Sept.) entire to London showing very fine strike of the fancy "STOCKPORT" double scroll namestamp; a fine and clean cover. Photo

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1801 (31 March and 2 June) issues of "The Oracle" newspaper which include a...

1801 (31 March and 2 June) issues of "The Oracle" newspaper which include a listing of the new postal rates at home and abroad; a G.P.O. notice offering a reward for the apprehension of the persons who robbed the mail from the Tring to Hemel Hempstead post; an advertisement listing the various

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 70 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1813 entire letter from Crodden Brook to York, showing fine boxed "5/PP...

1813 entire letter from Crodden Brook to York, showing fine boxed "5/PP", framed "PENNY P. UNPAID" and Manchester datestamp; some wear at folds (central fold split and rejoined with tape) and light staining but very scarce

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 80 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1826 entire letter from London to Tiverton showing on the address panel...

1826 entire letter from London to Tiverton showing on the address panel, framed "MISSENT TO/TAVISTOCK" (DN. 1350) superb in green and very attractive

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 140 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1831 entire Soldier's letter from Agra to Ireland, properly completed and...

1831 entire Soldier's letter from Agra to Ireland, properly completed and countersigned, showing on the address panel circular-framed "INDIA SOLDIERS/3/LONDON", a light but mainly good strike in black

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1834-42, the selection of entires addressed to G.H. Wood in either...

cover 1834-42, the selection of entires addressed to G.H. Wood in either Manchester or London comprising 1834-35, four "free" envelopes from London to Manchester signed or initialled by Lord Holland, another entire to the same address but dated 1840 and inscribed "Paid" , 1840 Mulready 1d. letter

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1839 (31 May) entire letter from Hartlepool to London and variously...

cover 1839 (31 May) entire letter from Hartlepool to London and variously re-directed within London on arrival, showing on the reverse variously dated and timed examples of the same marking in red indicating fourteen attempts at delivery, other markings with red "G.P." and black "T.P/Rate/2D." (both

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1840-96, the selection of entires relating to the Wesleyan Missionary...

cover 1840-96, the selection of entires relating to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, items addressed to Richard Ridgill, Barnabas Shaw, C. Lister or H.S. Barton, about nine items are used inside Britain (mostly stampless but two bear 1840 1d.), another two stampless dated 1847 and 1853 addressed to

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1840-49, selection of entires or part entires, including 1840 1d...

cover 1840-49, selection of entires or part entires, including 1840 1d., three on separate items (one being plate X cancelled neatly in black on printed "DUDDESTON HALL LUNATIC ASYLUM." entire), 1841 1d., a range on entires with a few better re-entries, 2d. plate 3 used on entire, etc.; fair to

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1841-45 entire letters (3) from Haydon Bridge, all posted unpaid and...

1841-45 entire letters (3) from Haydon Bridge, all posted unpaid and showing handstamped "2" in black, in two types, an interesting series

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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1841 printed pamphlet, card covers, "AN EIGHTEEN PENNY DESCANT ON THE PENNY...

1841 printed pamphlet, card covers, "AN EIGHTEEN PENNY DESCANT ON THE PENNY POSTAGE" by "J.A.P.", second edition and attributed to John Pearce of Bristol; a rare dissertation upon "this new postage-law" . Some minor faults to covers, but generally fine condition

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1842 (3 Jan.) entire letter from Newport (Monmouth) to Spain, showing...

cover 1842 (3 Jan.) entire letter from Newport (Monmouth) to Spain, showing superb strike of the blue circular unframed "MISSENT/TO/TRURO" with red "11R" Spanish charge mark alongside; a rare and most appealing item. Photo

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1842 (3 April) entire letter from France to England, inscribed "Via...

cover 1842 (3 April) entire letter from France to England, inscribed "Via Southampton Steamer" , affixed with 1841 1d., large margins, prior to departure and clearly tied by manuscript "9" and at extreme top-left corner by "LE HAVRE" c.d.s.; the adhesive creased (almost certainly before being

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.03.1996

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cover 1842 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Hull to Malta bearing 1841 1d. (2...

cover 1842 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Hull to Malta bearing 1841 1d. (2) tied by clear Maltese Cross cancellations and "MALTA" double-arc d.s., showing blue "HULL" d.s. alongside the adhesives and showing "MANCHESTER" double-arc d.s. at lower-left with curved framed "MISSENT TO" above

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 13.03.1996