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complete folded entire written in clear but perhaps faulty French, 6 February 1781, with a good strike of the small double ring cds 'cachet d' essai' Bordeaux PP; m/s rate mark 10 (sols), b/s London Bishop mark FE 22 and m/s 22 charge mark; a fine example of a very scarce cachet

Reference: 1171
GB Manchester Mileage Mark inverted 1807

Entire from Manchester to Norwich, cancelled with large red cds inverted (Pipe 3/22x) (cat £75) 2 June 1807; m/s rate mark 1/1 (?); v faint unclear red b/s

Reference: 928
GB Free Frank 1832

Complete free frank with the text, franked with crowned circle FREE (SG pmks 1A/12) 25 October 1832, to Cambridge; endorsed Earl Grey (then the Prime Minister) but the letter is not signed by him, showing possible abuse of the free franking system: folded down the centre, no b/s

Reference: 701
GB Free Frank 1800

intact free frank wrapper with 'apple' type crowned FREE (SG pmks 1A/9) overstruck with red 'Bishop' mark (SG pmks 4/4); on reverse oval d/s in red 21 April 1800 (SG pmks, 2/8), used within London, to an MP

Reference: 699
GB ENTIRE CHESTER TO TELFORD 1817

fourfold letter with accounts details, on front a fine Chester 190 mileage mark 31 May 1817 & MS 8 charge mark, to Telford, no b/s; seal removed from reverse & with folding creases from filing o/w good

Reference: 530
GB ENTIRE FROM LONDON TO KNARESBOROUGH 1767

A single sheet entire with neatly written text, MS rate 1/2d (?), London to Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 3 December 1767; on reverse a London Bioshop Mark 3/DE in black; clean item

Reference: 371
GB LETTER FROM TENBURY TO LUDLOW c1835 HANDSTAMPED 'MISSENT TO WORCESTER'

An incomplete letter (one page of two?) from Tenbury, addressed to Ludlow and mis-routed, and thus applied with a boxed blue handstamp MISSSENT TO WORCESTER in blue green (Willcocks 927) inked strongly: on reverse TENBURY 139 mileage mark (Willcocks 766); MS 4 pence charge mark; with somne age marks but a scarce item

Reference: 238
OUTER WRAPPER FROM LONDON TO LYON WITH FORWARDING AGENT'S CACHET 1817

Folded outer wrapper, no contents, but with MS date '7 August 1817 by Thomas Coutts & Co'; with handstruck ANGLETERRE 'marque d'origine', rate marks 18 (décimes) & 1/2d; on reverse is a London transit cds & Lyon 'petite poste' 21(?) plus MS endorsement 'Forw d by Mess rs Thos Coutts & Co' forwarding agent's cachet

Reference: 208
GB - BIRMINGHAM: 1826 ENTIRE LETTER WITH TOO LATE MARK.

1826 entire letter to Stone with a manuscript rate mark and a circular BIRMINGHAM 109 mark dated 11.FE.1826 and a partial TOO LATE mark on the reverse.

Reference: 179H
WALES: 1790's PART ENTIRE WITH CARMARTHEN HORSESHOE POSTMARK.

1790's part entire letter to London with partial CARMARTHEN postmark and a manuscript "8" rate mark.

Reference: 128H
GB-YORKS: 1839 ENTIRE WITH A SCARCE SKIPTON POSTMARK.

1839 entire letter to Driffield with a manuscript "2/-" rate mark and a partial SKIPTON undated mileage mark with the mileage removed (Willcocks No.2730).

Reference: 078H
SWITZERLAND: 1863 STAMPLESS COVER TO LIVERPOOL WITH ACCOUNTANCY MARK.

1863 stampless cover with a partial ZURICH postmark dated 18.APR.63, a SUISSE ST.LOUIS mark dated 20.AVRIL.63, a faint FR/1F 78c mark, a LIVERPOOL postmark dated 21.AP.63 and a manuscript "6" rate mark.
A BASEL postmark is on the reverse.

Reference: 045H