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Great Britain - Oct. 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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    Lot 1

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION TICKET: 1821 King George IV Coronation admission ticket no. 3087 printed in red, blue & black by Congreve Compound Plate Process. For a seat in Westminster Hall, endorsed "Not Transferable" & signed "Gwydyr" in ms with impressed seal of the Lord Great Chamberlain's Office. On reverse is ms "Mrs Charles Smith, Northampton". Two vertical & one horizontal fold with slight tearing but ticket largely fine - embossing preserved with design and colours clear & bright. One of the earliest examples of Congreve's compound printing. [Ex Messengers Auction c.1995]. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £140

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 1

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION TICKET: 1821 King George IV Coronation admission ticket no. 3087 printed in red, blue & black by Congreve Compound Plate Process. For a seat in Westminster Hall, endorsed "Not Transferable" & signed "Gwydyr" in ms with impressed seal of the Lord Great Chamberlain's Office. On reverse is ms "Mrs Charles Smith, Northampton". Two vertical & one horizontal fold with slight tearing but ticket largely fine - embossing preserved with design and colours clear & bright. One of the earliest examples of Congreve's compound printing. [Ex Messengers Auction c.1995]. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £140 ×

     



     

    Lot 2

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING BI-COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION PASS: 1821 King George IV "Westminster Abbey Pass Ticket" embossed by Dobbs & Co. and printed in blue & black on cream card by James Whiting's Beaufort House. Fine - one or two pin sized tone spots but embossing beautifully distinct and design bright & attractive. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £150

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 2

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING BI-COLOURED PRINTING - CORONATION PASS: 1821 King George IV "Westminster Abbey Pass Ticket" embossed by Dobbs & Co. and printed in blue & black on cream card by James Whiting's Beaufort House. Fine - one or two pin sized tone spots but embossing beautifully distinct and design bright & attractive. Cross Reference : EPHEMERA

    Estimate: £150 ×

     





     

    Lot 3

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - COFFEE HOUSE TICKET PLUS BLANKS: "Whiting Patentee" imprint pale orange admission ticket for a "Grand Ball at the British Coffee House, Cockspur Street, on Wednesday, the 20th of January, 1830". Signed by two members to admit "one lady". Intricately embossed in a floral & classical relief style. Also two blank proofs of the same design in buff & pale blue. Slight cracking of the embossing on the pale blue & edge-wear but otherwise fine with designs stark & well-preserved. (3)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £140

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 3

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - COFFEE HOUSE TICKET PLUS BLANKS: "Whiting Patentee" imprint pale orange admission ticket for a "Grand Ball at the British Coffee House, Cockspur Street, on Wednesday, the 20th of January, 1830". Signed by two members to admit "one lady". Intricately embossed in a floral & classical relief style. Also two blank proofs of the same design in buff & pale blue. Slight cracking of the embossing on the pale blue & edge-wear but otherwise fine with designs stark & well-preserved. (3)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £140 ×

     



     

    Lot 4

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - HAWKER WITH HORSE £8 LICENCE: Licence no. 505 valid from 1st August 1832 to 31st July 1833 - the more expensive, scarcer £8 version including the right of "Trading with ONE HORSE or other Beast" and signed "George Hudson ... Leicestershire". Three horizontal and five vertical folds, some holes and tears (some with reinforcing) - obviously well-used, carried from place to place - with ms filing of "George Hudson Hawkers" on the reverse. Despite wear demonstrates clearly the intricate forgery resistant compound plate printing process of Whiting in blue & brown. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £200
    Realised: £140

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 4

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - HAWKER WITH HORSE £8 LICENCE: Licence no. 505 valid from 1st August 1832 to 31st July 1833 - the more expensive, scarcer £8 version including the right of "Trading with ONE HORSE or other Beast" and signed "George Hudson ... Leicestershire". Three horizontal and five vertical folds, some holes and tears (some with reinforcing) - obviously well-used, carried from place to place - with ms filing of "George Hudson Hawkers" on the reverse. Despite wear demonstrates clearly the intricate forgery resistant compound plate printing process of Whiting in blue & brown. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £200  Realised: £140 ×

     



     

    Lot 5

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - HAWKER ON FOOT £4 LICENCE: Licence no. 4509 valid from 1st August 1832 to 31st July 1833 signed "William Stewart, Parish of Annaughlon, County of Down, Ireland". Six horizontal and three vertical folds though little impact on condition - very fine in red & black. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £200

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 5

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - HAWKER ON FOOT £4 LICENCE: Licence no. 4509 valid from 1st August 1832 to 31st July 1833 signed "William Stewart, Parish of Annaughlon, County of Down, Ireland". Six horizontal and three vertical folds though little impact on condition - very fine in red & black. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £200 ×

     





     

    Lot 6

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS: Two very fine & attractive embossed tickets to the 1834 "ROYAL MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Westminster Abbey. One for the "FOURTH REHEARSAL" on June 26th costing "HALF-A-GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on plain card; the other for the "FOURTH PERFORMANCE" on July 1st for "ONE GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on buff coloured card. V. pronounced & well-preserved embossing, especially of the coat of arms - fine examples of Whiting's work. (2)

    Estimate: £200

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 6

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING COLOURED PRINTING - MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS: Two very fine & attractive embossed tickets to the 1834 "ROYAL MUSIC FESTIVAL" at Westminster Abbey. One for the "FOURTH REHEARSAL" on June 26th costing "HALF-A-GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on plain card; the other for the "FOURTH PERFORMANCE" on July 1st for "ONE GUINEA" - white embossing with green lettering on buff coloured card. V. pronounced & well-preserved embossing, especially of the coat of arms - fine examples of Whiting's work. (2)

    Estimate: £200 ×

     



     

    Lot 7

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - CORNWALL RAILWAY SHARE CERTIFICATE: A filled-out 1836 share certificate printed by "Whiting, London" for the Duke of Cornwall's Harbour and Launceston & Victoria Railway Company. Two vertical folds & one horizontal; minor flaws - two small holes on folds plus edge-wear. Example of the processes later used by Charles Whiting to print many of his submissions to the 1839 Treasury Competition inc. an embossed coat of arms & small compound plate designs in a couple of places. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £100
    Realised: £110

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 7

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - CORNWALL RAILWAY SHARE CERTIFICATE: A filled-out 1836 share certificate printed by "Whiting, London" for the Duke of Cornwall's Harbour and Launceston & Victoria Railway Company. Two vertical folds & one horizontal; minor flaws - two small holes on folds plus edge-wear. Example of the processes later used by Charles Whiting to print many of his submissions to the 1839 Treasury Competition inc. an embossed coat of arms & small compound plate designs in a couple of places. Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £100  Realised: £110 ×

     





     

    Lot 8

    POSTAL REFORMS - RARE WYON MEDALLION IN BRONZE: commemorating Queen Victoria's visit to the City of London Corporation Guildhall in 1837, by William Wyon. Obverse diademed bust facing left, lettering 'VICTORIA REGINA', Reverse facade of the guildhall with large flag flying, lettering "IN HONOUR OF HER MAJESTY’S VISIT/TO THE CORPORATION OF LONDON/9TH NOV: 1837". Tarnished with signs of polishing and a few minor marks, but nevertheless a rare item as only 350 were produced. Cross Reference : MEDALS

    Estimate: £340
    Realised: £950

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 8

    POSTAL REFORMS - RARE WYON MEDALLION IN BRONZE: commemorating Queen Victoria's visit to the City of London Corporation Guildhall in 1837, by William Wyon. Obverse diademed bust facing left, lettering 'VICTORIA REGINA', Reverse facade of the guildhall with large flag flying, lettering "IN HONOUR OF HER MAJESTY’S VISIT/TO THE CORPORATION OF LONDON/9TH NOV: 1837". Tarnished with signs of polishing and a few minor marks, but nevertheless a rare item as only 350 were produced. Cross Reference : MEDALS

    Estimate: £340  Realised: £950 ×

     





     

    Lot 9

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING "LONDON DISTRICT POST" 1d OCHRE-YELLOW ESSAY FOLDED AS AN ENVELOPE: 1837 Whiting "ONE PENNY" envelope Essay (126x90mm; minor ink marks on the front & some dusting & slight wear on reverse) in yellow-ochre folded as an envelope (compare with next lot), printed on Dickinson silk-thread paper. This design (and the 2d Green letter-sheet) was included in the 1837 Parliamentary Report on the London P.O. and it was the First British Postal Stationery Essay. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, ESSAYS & PROOFS

    Estimate: £200
    Realised: £260

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 9

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING "LONDON DISTRICT POST" 1d OCHRE-YELLOW ESSAY FOLDED AS AN ENVELOPE: 1837 Whiting "ONE PENNY" envelope Essay (126x90mm; minor ink marks on the front & some dusting & slight wear on reverse) in yellow-ochre folded as an envelope (compare with next lot), printed on Dickinson silk-thread paper. This design (and the 2d Green letter-sheet) was included in the 1837 Parliamentary Report on the London P.O. and it was the First British Postal Stationery Essay. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, ESSAYS & PROOFS

    Estimate: £200  Realised: £260 ×

     



     

    Lot 10

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING "LONDON DISTRICT POST" 1d OCHRE-YELLOW ESSAY FOLDED AS A LETTER-SHEET: 1837 Whiting "ONE PENNY" letter-sheet Essay (folded to 126x86mm; wrinkle to one side-flap & gum stains on reverse) in yellow-ochre folded as a letter-sheet (compare with previous lot), printed on Dickinson silk-thread paper. This design (and the 2d Green version) was included in the 1837 Parliamentary Report on the London P.O. and it was the First British Postal Stationery Essay. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, ESSAYS & PROOFS

    Estimate: £200
    Realised: £260

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 10

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING "LONDON DISTRICT POST" 1d OCHRE-YELLOW ESSAY FOLDED AS A LETTER-SHEET: 1837 Whiting "ONE PENNY" letter-sheet Essay (folded to 126x86mm; wrinkle to one side-flap & gum stains on reverse) in yellow-ochre folded as a letter-sheet (compare with previous lot), printed on Dickinson silk-thread paper. This design (and the 2d Green version) was included in the 1837 Parliamentary Report on the London P.O. and it was the First British Postal Stationery Essay. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, ESSAYS & PROOFS

    Estimate: £200  Realised: £260 ×

     







     

    Lot 11

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - MEDICINE DUTY TAX STAMPS: Group of mint (7) & used (1) 1845-1909 Whiting compound plate printed red & black bi-colour labels illustrating some design changes & usage by different enterprises. Inc. "VALUE 1s AND UNDER" three-half pence duties: 1884 W: Pritchard, Apothecary, 1845 Keating's Cough Lozenges., 1862 A. J. Coffin, M.D., INDIAN PILLS, 1864 A. J. Coffin, M.D., 1870 THOs. ALLCOCK & Co./PORUS PLASTER, 1909 Dr. COLLIS BROWNE'S CHLORODYNE (used, with a Birmingham chemist's label still partly attached) plus 1884 "VALUE ABOVE 1s NOT EXCEEDING 2/6" 3d duty for THOs & WILLmHENRY, MANCHESTER and "VALUE ABOVE 2/6 NOT EXCEEDING 4s" 6d duty for SAVORY, MOORE & Co., 136 New Bond Street. Couple roughly trimmed but all unused designs unaffected & fine - attractive lot. (8) Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £110

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 11

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - MEDICINE DUTY TAX STAMPS: Group of mint (7) & used (1) 1845-1909 Whiting compound plate printed red & black bi-colour labels illustrating some design changes & usage by different enterprises. Inc. "VALUE 1s AND UNDER" three-half pence duties: 1884 W: Pritchard, Apothecary, 1845 Keating's Cough Lozenges., 1862 A. J. Coffin, M.D., INDIAN PILLS, 1864 A. J. Coffin, M.D., 1870 THOs. ALLCOCK & Co./PORUS PLASTER, 1909 Dr. COLLIS BROWNE'S CHLORODYNE (used, with a Birmingham chemist's label still partly attached) plus 1884 "VALUE ABOVE 1s NOT EXCEEDING 2/6" 3d duty for THOs & WILLmHENRY, MANCHESTER and "VALUE ABOVE 2/6 NOT EXCEEDING 4s" 6d duty for SAVORY, MOORE & Co., 136 New Bond Street. Couple roughly trimmed but all unused designs unaffected & fine - attractive lot. (8) Cross Reference : REVENUES

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £110 ×

     





     

    Lot 12

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - SWEDISH & INDIAN TAX STAMPS: Attractive c.1840s large compound plate printed Swedish revenue pieces in bi-colour blue & black with m/s cancel inc. a 50ö, 6sk (2), 9sk (2) and 12sk plus an m/s cancelled 50ö oval in green & black. Also, 1849 Indian customs duty bill with "STAMP OFFICE" No. 4 wmk. for 58 gallons of brandy from London to Calcutta with East India Company emblem within a large, complex red & black box of engine-turned shapes - a pretty example. Indian bill somewhat worn, rest fine. Interesting lot of Congreve compounded printing used under license outside Britain. (8 items) Cross Reference : SWEDEN, INDIA, REVENUES

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £110

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 12

    POSTAL REFORMS - CHARLES WHITING/CONGREVE COLOURED PRINTING - SWEDISH & INDIAN TAX STAMPS: Attractive c.1840s large compound plate printed Swedish revenue pieces in bi-colour blue & black with m/s cancel inc. a 50ö, 6sk (2), 9sk (2) and 12sk plus an m/s cancelled 50ö oval in green & black. Also, 1849 Indian customs duty bill with "STAMP OFFICE" No. 4 wmk. for 58 gallons of brandy from London to Calcutta with East India Company emblem within a large, complex red & black box of engine-turned shapes - a pretty example. Indian bill somewhat worn, rest fine. Interesting lot of Congreve compounded printing used under license outside Britain. (8 items) Cross Reference : SWEDEN, INDIA, REVENUES

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £110 ×

     



     

    Lot 13

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT 1d ENVELOPE - RARE 2nd DAY USAGE - HEADING WITH NO UNDERLINE; 17 Jan. 1840 usage of the v. rare 1st-Type "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only./ Post Paid. -- One Penny. -- Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (minor flap faults; greyish white wove paper, no wmk. apparent). Used to Manchester with partly fine red Crowned "PAID/+" London datestamp, signed by C. P. Villiers with 90% complete red wax "HOUSE OF/COMMONS" seal. Only 10 examples of this 1st-Type without underline (Huggins & Klempka EHP1, illustrated on p. 12) have been recorded, two of which are fronts and two others are in the King's collection, leaving only this example and five other complete covers available to collectors. Important 2nd day usage of the very first British postage stamp. Exhibition quality. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995, lot 594; ex Spink Apr. 2016, lot 1786 realised £2,600 + BP.] Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL

    Estimate: £2000
    Realised: £3400

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 13

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT 1d ENVELOPE - RARE 2nd DAY USAGE - HEADING WITH NO UNDERLINE; 17 Jan. 1840 usage of the v. rare 1st-Type "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only./ Post Paid. -- One Penny. -- Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (minor flap faults; greyish white wove paper, no wmk. apparent). Used to Manchester with partly fine red Crowned "PAID/+" London datestamp, signed by C. P. Villiers with 90% complete red wax "HOUSE OF/COMMONS" seal. Only 10 examples of this 1st-Type without underline (Huggins & Klempka EHP1, illustrated on p. 12) have been recorded, two of which are fronts and two others are in the King's collection, leaving only this example and five other complete covers available to collectors. Important 2nd day usage of the very first British postage stamp. Exhibition quality. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995, lot 594; ex Spink Apr. 2016, lot 1786 realised £2,600 + BP.] Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL

    Estimate: £2000  Realised: £3400 ×

     



     

    Lot 14

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF LORDS 1d RED ENVELOPE (LINE UNDERNEATH) ADDRESSED BY THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON; 6 Feb. 1840 front of the EHL1ac 1d red "To be posted at the HOUSE OF LORDS only./Post Paid. - ONE PENNY. - Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (overall dusting with slight staining around some edges) to "Stratfield Saye, Hartford Bridge" with fine red London crowned Official Paid mail cds, unsigned. Addressed in the distinctive handwriting of the Duke of Wellington. Rare; Huggins/Klempka Type-EHL1ac - only one other example of this type has been recorded and that is a complete envelope in the Postal Museum, London. Important exhibition item. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, OFFICIAL MAIL

    Estimate: £300
    Realised: £600

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 14

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF LORDS 1d RED ENVELOPE (LINE UNDERNEATH) ADDRESSED BY THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON; 6 Feb. 1840 front of the EHL1ac 1d red "To be posted at the HOUSE OF LORDS only./Post Paid. - ONE PENNY. - Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (overall dusting with slight staining around some edges) to "Stratfield Saye, Hartford Bridge" with fine red London crowned Official Paid mail cds, unsigned. Addressed in the distinctive handwriting of the Duke of Wellington. Rare; Huggins/Klempka Type-EHL1ac - only one other example of this type has been recorded and that is a complete envelope in the Postal Museum, London. Important exhibition item. Cross Reference : LONDON POSTAL HISTORY, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, OFFICIAL MAIL

    Estimate: £300  Realised: £600 ×

     



     

    Lot 15

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - VERY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE: Jan./Feb. 1840 Unused "To be posted at the House of Commons only./Post Paid. --ONE PENNY. -- Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (Some creasing - Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1aa; only seven examples recorded, all used). Only three unused examples of the House of Commons envelopes have been recorded of which one is in the King's collection; this example was not recorded by Huggins & Klempka, so it is one of only three availible to collectors, and the only unused example of EHC1aa. [Ex Grosvenor Oct. 2019, lot 328 realised £3,800 + BP. With 2020 RPSL & BPA certificates of authenticity] Highly important exhibition item. Cross Reference : PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £4000
    Realised: £4000

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 15

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - VERY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE: Jan./Feb. 1840 Unused "To be posted at the House of Commons only./Post Paid. --ONE PENNY. -- Weight not to exceed ½oz." envelope (Some creasing - Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1aa; only seven examples recorded, all used). Only three unused examples of the House of Commons envelopes have been recorded of which one is in the King's collection; this example was not recorded by Huggins & Klempka, so it is one of only three availible to collectors, and the only unused example of EHC1aa. [Ex Grosvenor Oct. 2019, lot 328 realised £3,800 + BP. With 2020 RPSL & BPA certificates of authenticity] Highly important exhibition item. Cross Reference : PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £4000  Realised: £4000 ×

     



     

    Lot 16

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - RARE REDIRECTED USAGE WITH EXETER "1[d]" MANUSCRIPT CHARGE: 20 Mar. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1bb; ink marks affect address) to a judge (?) on the "Western Circuit" having a very fine Red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "R.M. Milnes". Most unusually redirected from "EXETER" (cds) to "Temple, London" with black manuscript "1" postage due marking. Only a handful of redirected Parliamentary Envelopes have been recorded & only two have postage due markings (the other being a House of Lords envelope with More to Pay markings). [Ex Maximus 1970 & ex Chartwell, lot 7 realised £1,700 + BP.] Important Postage Due usage. Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £1500
    Realised: £1800

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 16

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - RARE REDIRECTED USAGE WITH EXETER "1[d]" MANUSCRIPT CHARGE: 20 Mar. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1bb; ink marks affect address) to a judge (?) on the "Western Circuit" having a very fine Red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "R.M. Milnes". Most unusually redirected from "EXETER" (cds) to "Temple, London" with black manuscript "1" postage due marking. Only a handful of redirected Parliamentary Envelopes have been recorded & only two have postage due markings (the other being a House of Lords envelope with More to Pay markings). [Ex Maximus 1970 & ex Chartwell, lot 7 realised £1,700 + BP.] Important Postage Due usage. Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £1500  Realised: £1800 ×

     



     

    Lot 17

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO CHICHESTER: 1st Apr. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1db; some creasing & small stain marks with a repaired corner at top right) to Chichester having a partly fine red London crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front (with partly legible red wax House of Commons seal). Signed at lower left by "J.A. Smith" (MP for Chichester). [Ex Robson Lowe Jan. 1978 & Harmers 1990] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £1200

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 17

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO CHICHESTER: 1st Apr. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1db; some creasing & small stain marks with a repaired corner at top right) to Chichester having a partly fine red London crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front (with partly legible red wax House of Commons seal). Signed at lower left by "J.A. Smith" (MP for Chichester). [Ex Robson Lowe Jan. 1978 & Harmers 1990] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £1200 ×

     



     

    Lot 18

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO MANCHESTER: 11 Feb. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1ba; slightly faint address, minor wear) to Manchester having a fine red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "Robert Hyde Greg" (MP for Manchester & supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League). Endorsed "recd feby 12" in red on the front, and having a heraldic red wax seal. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995; lot 598.] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £750

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 18

    POSTAL REFORMS - HOUSE OF COMMONS 1d ENVELOPE - USED TO MANCHESTER: 11 Feb. 1840 usage of the "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed ½oz" envelope (Huggins & Klempka Type-EHC1ba; slightly faint address, minor wear) to Manchester having a fine red London Crowned "PAID/+" Official mail datestamp on the front. Signed at lower left by "Robert Hyde Greg" (MP for Manchester & supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League). Endorsed "recd feby 12" in red on the front, and having a heraldic red wax seal. [Ex Trapnell, Cavendish Dec. 1995; lot 598.] Cross Reference : OFFICIAL MAIL, PARLIAMENTARY MAIL, LONDON POSTAL HISTORY

    Estimate: £750 ×

     





     

    Lot 19

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - MULREADY UNUSED 1d ENVELOPE & LETTER SHEET: 1d envelope Stereo A136, Forme 1 unused and 1d letter sheet Stereo A16, Forme 2. Fine unused examples. (2 items)

    Estimate: £240
    Realised: £170

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 19

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - MULREADY UNUSED 1d ENVELOPE & LETTER SHEET: 1d envelope Stereo A136, Forme 1 unused and 1d letter sheet Stereo A16, Forme 2. Fine unused examples. (2 items)

    Estimate: £240  Realised: £170 ×

     



     

    Lot 20

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ONE PENNY MULREADY LETTER SHEET:20 March 1842 1d letter sheet stereo A23, forme 2 with black MX cancellation used from Plymouth to Stonehouse. Some vertical folds but a good example.

    Estimate: £140
    Realised: £100

    Great Britain - Oct. 2023, Lot 20

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - ONE PENNY MULREADY LETTER SHEET:20 March 1842 1d letter sheet stereo A23, forme 2 with black MX cancellation used from Plymouth to Stonehouse. Some vertical folds but a good example.

    Estimate: £140  Realised: £100 ×

 

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