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Displaying 21 - 40 of 43 Lots in Category - Ship Mail
MALAYA - Postal History
1867 part-entire to India "Per P&O Str Emeu" with scarce franking of '[crown]/THREE CENTS' on 1a brown SG 3 single & strip of 3 (Cat £380+ x20+ on cover) tied by 'B/172'-in-octagon h/s of Penang, superb 'GPO/MADRAS/OC12/1867/OVERLAND MAIL' (TPO ?) b/s in red. The Overprints were issued 1/9/1867.
1872 large-part mercantile entire to France "per Mail Steamer/via Brindisi" with three-colour franking of 2c brown, 8c orange & 12c blue tied by two very fine strikes of 'KALTENBACH ENGLER & Co/29/JUN/1872/SINGAPORE' firm's cds in blue, three early large-part strikes of the small bars "killer" (Proud #K17; ERD 17/1/1872), 'SINGAPORE/JU30/72/PAID' cds in red & superb strike of the small 'PD' (= Paid to Destination) handstamp (#PD4; LRD by almost 13 months), largely superb French 'POSS ANG V SUEZ/29/JUIL/72/ALEXANDRIE' transit in red, 'MARSEILLE A LYON/SPECIAL' transit & 'LYON' arrival b/s, ironed-out horizontal filing crease & tiny blemishes hardly detract from the attractiveness of this scarce cover. Ex Arthur White (NY 2006). [Carriage was per P&O "Tanjore" to Galle & "Pekin" to Suez; then from Alexandria by French vessel "Scamandre" to Marseilles, NOT via Brindisi as endorsed]
1873 cover to Pennsylvania "via Hong Kong/& San Francisco" with 8c orange & 12c blue tied by small bars "killer" (Proud #K17), very fine 24mm 'SINGAPORE/MR28/73/PAID' cds in red & superb strike of the boxed 'PAID ALL' Postal Convention h/s (#PD2; rated 5000 pts on cover), no American markings, dessicated & with extensive archival tape repairs still attractive.
No longer available
1875 (Jan) flapless cover to Hampshire with GB 1/- green tied by '42'-in-diamond-&-bars cancel of the London Foreign Branch, docketed on the face "Lieut JEC Goodrich", minor blemishes. Lieut Goodrich was serving on the battleship HMS "Audacious" at Penang. Carried per P&O "Golconda" to Galle; then "Mirzapore" to Southampton, arrived 8/3/1875. Ex Geoffrey Osborn.
1887 commercial usage of 3c blue Postal Card to Saxony with 22mm 'SINGAPORE/OC5/87' cds & a very fine strike of the rare French mailboat 'POSS.ANGL/6/OCT/87/PAQ FR No7' d/s in red ('N' Omitted; Salles #1934var with sans serif year), creased at left with crude "sticky" tape repair on the reverse, full message in German.
1893 & 1895 2c & 3c Postal Cards 1) to Holland with octagonal French 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No 2' d/s; and 2) to Belgium with similar '.../...No 6' d/s, very fine 'MARCHIENNE-AU-PONT' arrival cds on the face, soiled.
1900 PPC of the Singapore (?) "Cricket Club" endorsed "Feld Post" to Germany with Straits 3c brown tied by 'KAIS DEUTSCHE/MARINE-/SCHIFFSPOST/ No 70 /7 10/00' cds, 'WINDERSHEIM' arrival cds, minor soiling. The ship was en route to China in response to the Boxer Rebellion.
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: British Mail Boat cancels comprising 'A81', 'A86' x2, 'A99' x2 & '[B]03', on 1867 Surcharges on India 12c on 4a & 24c on 8a x2, or 1867-72 Crown/CC 2c 12c & 32c x2, a few minor defects, the strikes are fine to very fine, Cat £680++. Rare on Straits stamps. Noted as mostly Ex Dr Woods. Acquired at the Spink sale of 7/3/2007 for £1080. [These handstamps were issued to P&O staff on contract mailboats. They are found on mail posted aboard ship but most examples are from soldiers' & sailors' covers that were forwarded to the mailboats without cancellations]
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: Austrian 'LLOYD AUSTRIACO' cds on QV issues, one with '[X]XXVII' at the base, one with '[X]LVI' ("Selene") at the base, the two without number are in blue. Rare on Straits stamps.
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: French mailboat types mostly part-strikes on various QV & KEVII issues to 96c plus a few French Colonies stamps, many 'LIGNE N' cds & octagons including on 1898 front to Canada, also the rare 'LIGNE P' cds on 10c slate, octagonal 'MARSEILLES A YOKOHAMA' x3 or 'YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLES' x2, 'SINGAPOR/SAIGON' x3, 'LIGNE DE SAIGON A SINGAPORE' x3, a couple are struck in red; also 'SAIGON-COCHINCHINE/PAQUEBOT' x4, various Saigon cds x7 & straight-line 'SAIG[ON]' in red on 8c yellow. A desirable lot.
(Qty 100 approx)
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: 1895 'INDO-CHINE' 15c Letter Card (with bold boxed 'F ENGLER & Co/SAIGON' security datestamp in violet) & 1897 Denis Frères cover both with 'LIGNE DE SAIGON A SINGAPORE' cds in blue, and 1901 Indo-China PPC with 'PAQ/SAIGON A SINGAPORE' cds in blue, to Germany (the earliest) or France. The first item is Ex TV Roberts.
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: German Seepost cds mostly part-strikes on various QV & KEVII issues with Ost-Asiatische Hauptlinie x23 plus superb strike on German 10pf on PPC from Penang; '.../BOMBAY/LINIE' on 8c blue; & faint but discernible '.../NEU-/GUINEA/ZWEIGLINIE/(SINGAPORE)'.
(Qty 24 items)
SHIP-BOARD POSTMARKS: Very fine 'STEAME[R]/RAINB[OW]/MALA[CCA]' in red on 'TWO CENTS' on 8c SG 57 [Stg 2 Posn ii], Cat £90++. Rare. One of the finest of approximately 20 examples recorded, all on 2c values & none on cover. [Considered by some to be a "security chop", none of the recorded examples is overstruck with a post office marking, indicating that the postal authorities considered this was adequate as a cancellation]
NAURU - Postal History
1932 (c.) correctly rated but philatelic cover to NSW with Rough Paper Ships ½d strip of 3 and two superb strikes of the straight-line 'S.S. NAURU CHIEF' handstamp. Eye candy!
1933 cover with 'CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY/NAURU/CENTRAL PACIFIC' imprint in grey-blue at upper-left, Rough Paper Ships 1½d cancelled on arrival with boxed 'LOOSE SHIP LETTER' handstamp of 'MELBOURNE' (b/s), minor blemishes.
1879 cover to France with Indies 25c tied by '8'-in-diamond-of-dots cancel of 'BUITENZORG' (cds below), French octagonal 'POSS NEER/24/AOUT/79/PAQ FR No 1' d/s in blue & 'INDO-CHINE/25/SEPT/79/PAQ FR MODANE' cds in red both on the face, very fine 'PARIS/GRENELLE' arrival b/s, ironed-out vertical fold & small repair at upper-right. Ex Michael Scott-Archer (2004).
1881 & 1891 different style 7½c Postal Cards to Holland or France each with 'N-I AGENT SINGAPORE' cds (apparently the ERD & LRD for this marking), the first also with very fine '89'-in-diamond-of-dots cancel used by the Dutch Postal Agent, the other with octagonal 'LIGNE N/PAQ FR No 7' transit d/s, blemishes. A desirable duo.
1882 7½c Postal Card to France with Weltevreden cds, superb strike of the rare French 'LIGNE P/3/JUIL/82/PAQ FR No 1' cds on the face, 'LIGNE N/28JUIL/82/PAQ FR No 9' transit b/s & 'MODANE A PARIS/4/AOUT/82' TPO transit cds in red on the face, Paris arrival b/s, minor blemishes. [The French Ligne P was a feeder service between Batavia & Singapore only. Raymond Salles at Vol V page 125 states (translated) "...the small number of pieces known makes it impossible to reconstruct the complete schedules from January 1867 to the end in 1884". In almost every case, Salles illustrates and quotes a price or gives a rating for every marking. For Ligne P, he doesn't even provide an illustration, an obvious indication of great rarity]
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
1926 & 1927 commercial covers 1) with 'MAN HING CHEONG BROS/.../MADANG, T.O.N.G.' imprint & Undated Birds 1d x2, to NSW; and 2) with 'BORAM ESTATE/WEWAK' imprint largely obscured by Undated Birds 2d & Airs 3½d bright pink x6, by air to Scotland; both with boxed 'PAQUEBOT' h/s & 'CAIRNS/QLD' cancellations.
1938 commercial cover to Sydney with Undated Birds 2d tied by a superb strike of the enormous 64x9mm 'PAQUEBOT' h/s of 'TULAGI/BRITISH SOLOMON IDS' (cds alongside), minor creasing.