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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - THE ARABIAN GULF & PENINSULA


Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


181

C

C

ADEN: 1884 cover endorsed "From GJ Simmonds B1C [= Boy 1st Class] HMS Ranger Aden" & countersigned "PH" (Lt Powlett HE Hungerford), to England with 1d lilac tied by rubber 'FB'-in-bars of London Foreign Branch, London arrival b/s of JY14/84 in red, flap faults. Carried per "Cathay", departed Aden 30/6/1884; overland from Suez; per "Surat", departed Alexandria 8/7/1884, arrived Brindisi 11/7/1884; mail arrived London 14/7/1884. [HMS "Ranger" was recommissioned at Suakin (Sudan) on 1/5/1884. Being sent via Brindisi, the cover should have been taxed. The all-sea mails arrived 22/7/1884]

400.00T

No longer available


182

C

B

ADEN: 1887 mourning cover endorsed "From M Sullivan Sk SW [= skilled shipwright]/HMS Griffon Aden" and countersigned "C" (Lieut Myles H Cooper), with 2d Jubilee tied by 'FB'-in-circle-&-bars of the London Foreign Branch, poor Birmingham arrival b/s of OC1/87, repaired flap faults. One of the most attractive Michael Sullivan covers, & the finest of only 3 mourning covers in Gerald Ellott's census. Carried per P&O "Sutlej", departed Aden 18/9/1887; "Gwalior", departed Alexandria 26/9/1887, arrived Brindisi 29/9/1887; mail arrived London 1/10/1887. Michael Sullivan Fig 32. [Sullivan was assigned to HMS "Griffon" 1/7/1887 until 30/6/1889]

1000.00T

No longer available


183

C

B

ADEN: a similarly endorsed 1887 cover, with 2d Jubilee tied by poor cancel of the London Foreign Branch, superb 'BIRMINGHAM/ 52Y /NO26/87' arrival b/s, repaired flap faults. Carried per P&O "Bengal", departed Aden 1/11/1887; "Tanjore", departed Alexandria 9/11/1887, arrived Gravesend 24/11/1887. Michael Sullivan Fig 33. [Although paid for the via Brindisi rate, the arrival date indicates the cover went by sea to England]

800.00T

No longer available


184

C

B

ADEN: a very similar cover, superb 'BIRMINGHAM/ 16R /DE12/87' arrival b/s, light vertical fold & repaired flap faults. Carried per P&O "Ganges", departed Aden 29/11/1887; "Gwalior", departed Alexandria 6/12/1887, arrived Brindisi 9/12/1887; mail arrived London 12/12/1887. Michael Sullivan Fig 34.

800.00T

No longer available




185

C

(B)

ADEN: a similar cover but not countersigned (and not taxed), 1d lilac x2 (one defective) tied by 'FB'-in-circle-&-bars of the London Foreign Branch, 'BIRMINGHAM/ 16S /JA16/88' arrival b/s, repaired faults. Carried per P&O "Malwa", departed Aden 5/1/1888, arrived Brindisi 13/1/1888; mail arrived London 16/1/1888. Not included in Gerald Ellott's Michael Sullivan census. [The illustration is above Lot 184]

500.00T

No longer available


186

C

B

ADEN: a similar cover but countersigned "LGT" (Lieut Leicester FG Tippings), with 1d lilac pair tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, 'BIRMINGHAM/ 16S /FE20/88' arrival b/s, minor repaired flap faults. Carried per P&O "Brindisi", departed Aden 7/2/1888, arrived Suez 12/2/1888; "Nizam", departed Alexandria 13/2/1888, arrived Brindisi 16/2/1888; mail arrived London 20/2/1888. Michael Sullivan No 37. [This cover was carried on the last mail that went overland between Suez & Alexandria. Thereafter, all contract mails passed through the Suez Canal]

1000.00T

$750.00T




187

C

B

ADEN: a similar cover but countersigned "C" (Lieut Myles H Cooper), with 1d lilac pair (one damaged) tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, superb 'BIRMINGHAM/ 29S /MR5/88' arrival b/s, minor repaired opening tears. Carried per P&O "Valetta", departed Aden 21/2/1888, arrived Brindisi 2/3/1888; mail arrived London 5/3/1888. Michael Sullivan No 38. [This cover was carried on the first contract mail that passed through the Suez Canal & on to Brindisi]

800.00T

$600.00T




188

C

B

ADEN: a similar cover also countersigned "C" (Lieut Myles H Cooper), with 2d Jubilee tied by 'FB'-in-bars of the London Foreign Branch, side-flap with the arrival b/s missing. Michael Sullivan No 40: apparently written at sea, between Aden & Zanzibar. [This is the last cover in the census signed by Lieut Cooper. On 17/10/1888, he was killed in an engagement with an armed dhow]

400.00T

$300.00T




189

C

C

ADEN: 1892 cover endorsed "From A Sherriff ERA [= Engine Room Artificer]/ HMS Cossack Aden" & countersigned "AHR" (Lt Arthur HD Ravenhill), to Lincolnshire with 1d lilac tied by 'FB/12'-in-bars of London, 'GRIMSBY' transit b/s affected by flap faults.

400.00T

No longer available


190

C

(B)

ARABIAN GULF: 1857 cover endorsed "From G Raymond AB on Board HEI Company SF [= Honourable East India Company's Steam Frigate] Ferooz", not countersigned so liable to postage due, to "Rock Port/Mass/United States" with very fine 'INDIA'-in-oval h/s in red, 'BOMBAY/JU27[?]/1857' & London transit b/s, rated '2' (London h/s), mss "4" converting 2d into 4c credit due to the UK & '9' h/s representing 5c US inland postage + 4c credit to the UK, 'NEW YORK/AUG/20' arrival cds, crudely opened & tear across the face repaired. Ex Gerald Sattin (private transaction). Carried per naval bag from Bushire; P&O "Norna", departed Bombay 1/7/1857; "Colombo", departed Alexandria 23/7/1857, arrived Southampton 4/8/1857; and Cunard Line "Arab", departed Liverpool 8/8/1857, arrived New York 19/8/1857. A remarkable origin/destination cover.



The "Ferooz" was the flagship of the Indian Navy Persian Gulf Squadron stationed at Bushire, in support of the British forces engaged in the Anglo-Persian War. The first edition of the British "Post Office Guide" (1856) stated that letters posted abroad by sailors in the service of the East India Company did not need to be prepaid but, if sent unpaid, would be charged 2d, in addition to any foreign postage due. Gerald Sattin believed that this was probably the only such cover from this conflict. [** IMPORTANT CORRECTION: The "tear across the face" is actually a roughly drawn line to segregate the area to be countersigned! There is a 20mm repaired tear that just intrudes on the handstamped '2' **]

3000.00T

$2,600.00T




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