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    Lot 1001

    POSTAL REFORMS - ROBERT WALLACE's PIVOTAL 'SELECT COMMITTEE ON POSTAGE' REPORTS (3) INC. THE LARGE POSTAL MAPS; 1838 set of three Original volumes of these important reports including pages of Rowland Hill's evidence (incl. early descriptions of stamps) in fine condition (2nd Report in fine hard cover modern blue binding, 3rd Report with original blue paper covers) including the set of 4 hand-coloured folding postal circulation maps (toned but rare) for England/Wales, Scotland, Ireland & France showing great detail of all P.O.s and mail routes. The most important pre-1840 publications on the planned Postal Reforms; this Committee's favourable reports led directly to the introduction of cheap postage (and postage stamps). Rare set in original editions such as these. (3 vols.) [Heavy lot; best for purchaser to collect personally.]

    Estimate: £150

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1001

    POSTAL REFORMS - ROBERT WALLACE's PIVOTAL 'SELECT COMMITTEE ON POSTAGE' REPORTS (3) INC. THE LARGE POSTAL MAPS; 1838 set of three Original volumes of these important reports including pages of Rowland Hill's evidence (incl. early descriptions of stamps) in fine condition (2nd Report in fine hard cover modern blue binding, 3rd Report with original blue paper covers) including the set of 4 hand-coloured folding postal circulation maps (toned but rare) for England/Wales, Scotland, Ireland & France showing great detail of all P.O.s and mail routes. The most important pre-1840 publications on the planned Postal Reforms; this Committee's favourable reports led directly to the introduction of cheap postage (and postage stamps). Rare set in original editions such as these. (3 vols.) [Heavy lot; best for purchaser to collect personally.]

    Estimate: £150 ×

     



     

    Lot 1002

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM 4d POSTAGE PERIOD - BLACK MANUSCRIPT "8" COVER EX LONDON; Rare 5 Dec. 1839 EL (Coutts & Co returning a Power of Attorney; filing creases clear of "8") from London (partly fine red MX-framed Branch Office d.s. on top flap) to Edinburgh charged "8" (above ½oz & up to 1oz rate) with a red Edinburgh 7 Dec. arrival cds. If posted the previous day this letter would have been charged 2s-2½d, more than 3 times as much! We have only recorded a handful of 8d-rate 4d-Post FDCs. Attractive and very rare example of a double-rate cover sent on the First Day of Cheap Postage.

    Estimate: £500

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1002

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM 4d POSTAGE PERIOD - BLACK MANUSCRIPT "8" COVER EX LONDON; Rare 5 Dec. 1839 EL (Coutts & Co returning a Power of Attorney; filing creases clear of "8") from London (partly fine red MX-framed Branch Office d.s. on top flap) to Edinburgh charged "8" (above ½oz & up to 1oz rate) with a red Edinburgh 7 Dec. arrival cds. If posted the previous day this letter would have been charged 2s-2½d, more than 3 times as much! We have only recorded a handful of 8d-rate 4d-Post FDCs. Attractive and very rare example of a double-rate cover sent on the First Day of Cheap Postage.

    Estimate: £500 ×

     



     

    Lot 1003

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM 4d POSTAGE PERIOD - BLACK MANUSCRIPT "4" COVER EX DUMFRIES; Rare 5 Dec. 1839 EL (lawyer's account for £10; filing creases clear of "4") to Edinburgh charged "4" with a mainly fine boxed "DUMFRIES" cds on the top flap slightly overlapped by the red Edinburgh 6 Dec. arrival cds. Attractive and rare example of a cover sent on the First Day of Cheap Postage.

    Estimate: £300

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1003

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM 4d POSTAGE PERIOD - BLACK MANUSCRIPT "4" COVER EX DUMFRIES; Rare 5 Dec. 1839 EL (lawyer's account for £10; filing creases clear of "4") to Edinburgh charged "4" with a mainly fine boxed "DUMFRIES" cds on the top flap slightly overlapped by the red Edinburgh 6 Dec. arrival cds. Attractive and rare example of a cover sent on the First Day of Cheap Postage.

    Estimate: £300 ×

     



     

    Lot 1004

    POSTAL REFORMS - LAST DAY UNIFORM 4d-POST PREPAID 4d COVER EX BOLTON; Fine 9 Jan. 1840 EL (clearly dated inside & in filing note) from "Holliwell nr Bolton" to Halifax with a partly fine red "BOLTON/JA 9/1840" cds on the front with fine red manuscript "P4" rate, sent on the last day of the Uniform 4d Postage Period; the writer was urgently postponing a meeting due to being confined to bed with an illness. Few prepaid letters were sent on this date as rate were reduced to only 1d from the next day! Exhibition Quality.

    Estimate: £150

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1004

    POSTAL REFORMS - LAST DAY UNIFORM 4d-POST PREPAID 4d COVER EX BOLTON; Fine 9 Jan. 1840 EL (clearly dated inside & in filing note) from "Holliwell nr Bolton" to Halifax with a partly fine red "BOLTON/JA 9/1840" cds on the front with fine red manuscript "P4" rate, sent on the last day of the Uniform 4d Postage Period; the writer was urgently postponing a meeting due to being confined to bed with an illness. Few prepaid letters were sent on this date as rate were reduced to only 1d from the next day! Exhibition Quality.

    Estimate: £150 ×

     



     

    Lot 1005

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE - PREPAID 1d COVER EX "NEWCASTLE UNDER LYNE"; Fine 10 Jan. 1840 EL (a partly printed cabinet-maker's invoice for the £3-13s-0d balance remaining from goods supplied in 1835!) to Congleton prepaid 1d with a manuscript "P1" on the front and very fine "NEWCASTLE UNDER-LYNE/JA 10/184 [sic]" cds (light crease) slightly across the join; displays to show dated cds on top flap. The sender had clearly waited until cheap postage had arrived before sending this invoice, which had been partially paid (£85) in 1836 and 1837. Very rare example of a First Day Cover of Uniform Penny Postage. Exhibition Item.

    Estimate: £500

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1005

    POSTAL REFORMS - FIRST DAY OF UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE - PREPAID 1d COVER EX "NEWCASTLE UNDER LYNE"; Fine 10 Jan. 1840 EL (a partly printed cabinet-maker's invoice for the £3-13s-0d balance remaining from goods supplied in 1835!) to Congleton prepaid 1d with a manuscript "P1" on the front and very fine "NEWCASTLE UNDER-LYNE/JA 10/184 [sic]" cds (light crease) slightly across the join; displays to show dated cds on top flap. The sender had clearly waited until cheap postage had arrived before sending this invoice, which had been partially paid (£85) in 1836 and 1837. Very rare example of a First Day Cover of Uniform Penny Postage. Exhibition Item.

    Estimate: £500 ×

     



     

    Lot 1006

    POSTAL REFORMS - THE IMPORTANT 1843 SELECT COMMITTEE ON P.O. REVENUE REPORT REF. ROWLAND HILL, ETC.; 14 Aug. 1843 foolscap 682-page Report (modern cloth binding; some toning throughout and edges brittle in places, but complete original edition) concerning Rowland Hill's further ideas (his verbal testimony is given "at great length") for improving P.O. systems. He lost his job in spite of his evidence because of the change of Government. Including a list of all UK POs and their Postmasters, a ground plan for a new P.O. in Hull, etc. Rare Original edition. [Ex Martin Evans; purchased by him in 2005 for US$500.]

    Estimate: £75

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1006

    POSTAL REFORMS - THE IMPORTANT 1843 SELECT COMMITTEE ON P.O. REVENUE REPORT REF. ROWLAND HILL, ETC.; 14 Aug. 1843 foolscap 682-page Report (modern cloth binding; some toning throughout and edges brittle in places, but complete original edition) concerning Rowland Hill's further ideas (his verbal testimony is given "at great length") for improving P.O. systems. He lost his job in spite of his evidence because of the change of Government. Including a list of all UK POs and their Postmasters, a ground plan for a new P.O. in Hull, etc. Rare Original edition. [Ex Martin Evans; purchased by him in 2005 for US$500.]

    Estimate: £75 ×

     



     

    Lot 1007

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 14 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN CORNWALL - very fine stereo A26 from Falmouth to St Austell, cancelled in a pleasing shade of red with cds in the same colour at lower right. A very fine May-date Mulready.

    Estimate: £900

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1007

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 14 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN CORNWALL - very fine stereo A26 from Falmouth to St Austell, cancelled in a pleasing shade of red with cds in the same colour at lower right. A very fine May-date Mulready.

    Estimate: £900 ×

     



     

    Lot 1008

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 14 MAY 1840 - 1d 'TOO LATE' LETTERSHEET USED TO CARLISLE - v fine stereo A160 with red boxed 'VIGO LANE' London rh mark on the back and cancelled with fine red MX with red 'Too Late' alongside. Very clean and attractive May use.

    Estimate: £500

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1008

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 14 MAY 1840 - 1d 'TOO LATE' LETTERSHEET USED TO CARLISLE - v fine stereo A160 with red boxed 'VIGO LANE' London rh mark on the back and cancelled with fine red MX with red 'Too Late' alongside. Very clean and attractive May use.

    Estimate: £500 ×

     



     

    Lot 1009

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 16 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN LONDON - stereo A57 (minor faults) to Grosvenor Place cancelled with v five red MX and with black sl "Charing Cross" alongside, London ds on the flap. SG from £1200.

    Estimate: £360

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1009

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 16 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN LONDON - stereo A57 (minor faults) to Grosvenor Place cancelled with v five red MX and with black sl "Charing Cross" alongside, London ds on the flap. SG from £1200.

    Estimate: £360 ×

     



     

    Lot 1010

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 19 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED TO IRELAND - fine stereo A6 from Bristol to Cork cancelled with a v fine red MX and with red Dublin transit mark on the front and BRISTOL & CORK (2) cds on the flap.

    Estimate: £400

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1010

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 19 MAY 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED TO IRELAND - fine stereo A6 from Bristol to Cork cancelled with a v fine red MX and with red Dublin transit mark on the front and BRISTOL & CORK (2) cds on the flap.

    Estimate: £400 ×

     



     

    Lot 1011

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 21 MAY 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE TO LONDON - fine unknown stereo to London City, possibly from Faversham? cancelled with a fine red MX; this being the only 2d envelope known for this date. SG from £17000; BPA cert (2010).

    Estimate: £2000

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1011

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 21 MAY 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE TO LONDON - fine unknown stereo to London City, possibly from Faversham? cancelled with a fine red MX; this being the only 2d envelope known for this date. SG from £17000; BPA cert (2010).

    Estimate: £2000 ×

     



     

    Lot 1012

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 21 MAY 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE USED TO DORSET - fine stereo A180 from London to Sherborne, cancelled with a v fine red (orange-ish?) MX and London cds on the back. Fine May-date use.

    Estimate: £360

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1012

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 21 MAY 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE USED TO DORSET - fine stereo A180 from London to Sherborne, cancelled with a v fine red (orange-ish?) MX and London cds on the back. Fine May-date use.

    Estimate: £360 ×

     



     

    Lot 1013

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 24 MAY 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE UNUSUALLY POSTED IN PARIS - stereo A178 (typical old traces of mounting on the back) apparently written in GB (addressed to 'France') but with no GB marks and so almost certainly carried privately to Paris where then posted, with blue 15c charge mark on the front and 'MAI/24/1840' & 'Levee de 2½ du Soir/G' marks on the back. A most unusual usage especially for this early date, possibly unique? BPA cert (2010).

    Estimate: £1200

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1013

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 24 MAY 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE UNUSUALLY POSTED IN PARIS - stereo A178 (typical old traces of mounting on the back) apparently written in GB (addressed to 'France') but with no GB marks and so almost certainly carried privately to Paris where then posted, with blue 15c charge mark on the front and 'MAI/24/1840' & 'Levee de 2½ du Soir/G' marks on the back. A most unusual usage especially for this early date, possibly unique? BPA cert (2010).

    Estimate: £1200 ×

     



     

    Lot 1014

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 5 JUNE 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE USED TO ETON COLLEGE - v fine 'unplaced' stereo a195 cancelled with a superb red MX and London cds on the back. Very clean and fresh.

    Estimate: £1000

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1014

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 5 JUNE 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE USED TO ETON COLLEGE - v fine 'unplaced' stereo a195 cancelled with a superb red MX and London cds on the back. Very clean and fresh.

    Estimate: £1000 ×

     



     

    Lot 1015

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 12 JUNE 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE CANCELLED CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS - fine stereo A163 used from London to Eton College, cancelled with a fine red (almost orange?) MX struck where an adhesive would otherwise have been and leaving Britannia unmarked. A lovely Mulready.

    Estimate: £360

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1015

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 12 JUNE 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE CANCELLED CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS - fine stereo A163 used from London to Eton College, cancelled with a fine red (almost orange?) MX struck where an adhesive would otherwise have been and leaving Britannia unmarked. A lovely Mulready.

    Estimate: £360 ×

     



     

    Lot 1016

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 15 JUNE 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN LONDON - stereo A9 with fine boxed 'Mill Hill' on the front cancelled with a fine red MX, to Holborn; Chief Office ds on the back.

    Estimate: £360

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1016

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 15 JUNE 1840 - 1d LETTERSHEET USED WITHIN LONDON - stereo A9 with fine boxed 'Mill Hill' on the front cancelled with a fine red MX, to Holborn; Chief Office ds on the back.

    Estimate: £360 ×

     



     

    Lot 1017

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 24 JUNE 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE POSTED LATE PLUS UNCANCELLED - v fine stereo A175 to Dundee with no cancellation at all, instead a red 'PAID at EDINR' cds and red boxed Edinburgh 'PAID/1d EXTRA' late mark. Rare and very unusual.

    Estimate: £1000

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1017

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 24 JUNE 1840 - 1d ENVELOPE POSTED LATE PLUS UNCANCELLED - v fine stereo A175 to Dundee with no cancellation at all, instead a red 'PAID at EDINR' cds and red boxed Edinburgh 'PAID/1d EXTRA' late mark. Rare and very unusual.

    Estimate: £1000 ×

     



     

    Lot 1018

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 25 JUNE 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE CANCELLED CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS - v fine stereo a208 from London to Eton College cancelled with fine red MX only barely touching Britannia and leaving her largely unmarked and feint London rh mark alongside, cds on the back. Scarce.

    Estimate: £900

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1018

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 25 JUNE 1840 - 2d ENVELOPE CANCELLED CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS - v fine stereo a208 from London to Eton College cancelled with fine red MX only barely touching Britannia and leaving her largely unmarked and feint London rh mark alongside, cds on the back. Scarce.

    Estimate: £900 ×

     



     

    Lot 1019

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 27 JUL. 1840 1d LETTERSHEET TO LONDON - 27 July 1840 ex Brighton to London cancelled with a heavily struck distinctive MX (NOT a type 1/normal cross!) & with BRIGHTON & London cds on the flap. Not listed by SG.

    Estimate: £180

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1019

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 27 JUL. 1840 1d LETTERSHEET TO LONDON - 27 July 1840 ex Brighton to London cancelled with a heavily struck distinctive MX (NOT a type 1/normal cross!) & with BRIGHTON & London cds on the flap. Not listed by SG.

    Estimate: £180 ×

     



     

    Lot 1020

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 11 AUG. 1840 - 2d LETTERSHEET USED FROM LONDON - unknown stereo (v small repair on top edge) to Cirencester cancelled in red and with step-boxed 'T.P/Chigwell' at lower left. Scarcer 2d use.

    Estimate: £360

    Great Britain - June 2019, Lot 1020

    MULREADY STATIONERY & PROPAGANDA COVERS - 11 AUG. 1840 - 2d LETTERSHEET USED FROM LONDON - unknown stereo (v small repair on top edge) to Cirencester cancelled in red and with step-boxed 'T.P/Chigwell' at lower left. Scarcer 2d use.

    Estimate: £360 ×

 

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