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Item No. SG/Spec Description Price Key
PR:121
PR:121
* 1803 Entire letter Aberdeen to Selkirk 6 March 1803. Faint Scottish BISHOP MARK 'MR/7' in red on front, and Aberdeen datestamp on obverse. Rambling three-page personal letter. New!

25.00

PR:33
PR:33
* 1820 Entire Selby to Derby on 17 March 1820. Fine strike of a SCARCE STRAIGHT-LINE 'SELBY'. Chasing a debt for timber! Fine clean condition... 25.00
PR:134
PR:134

CONTENTS
* 1823 Entire letter Rochdale to London 14 May 1823. Tatty, splitting, and in a sad state - but interesting contents! Fine ROCHDALE '131' mileage mark on back, and manuscript 'II' on front. Letter apparently refers to the winding-up of Chadderton Hall Estate, the seat of the Baronets Horton from 1764 to 1821, when the baronetcy became extinct on the death of the 3rd Baronet. The letter refers to Sir Watts Horton, 2nd Baronet 1753-1811, who clearly left debts, and involved Lord Stanley (also known as Lord Derby), in the administration of the winding-up. He was Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1776-1834, an influential horse-racing peer, and was responsible for initiating The Oaks and The Derby. Captain Rees referred to (presumably Lord Stanley's emissary) may be a Captain Rees who served in Foot Guards (possibly Coldstream Guards) at Waterloo in 1815 (Wikipedia). New!

15.00

PR:137
PR:137
* 1827 Empty Wrapper London to Carlisle 29 January 1827. London red dated 'Paid' circle, red oval 'Paid', and red manuscript '2' on front, with red-brown double oval 'Paid 7 Night' on back. New!

10.00

PR:138
PR:138

CONTENTS
ACCOUNT
* 1827 Entire letter London to Dartford 10 November 1827. Slightly grubby, and a bit tired - but interesting contents! Good 'T.P.Bethnal Green', and manuscript '2' on front, with double circular datestamp and oval 'Paid 7 Night' on back, all marks in black. Letter apparently refers to the terms of admission of a woman 'pauper' to The White House, Bethnal Green, which was a mental asylum at that time. The attached harrowing account of conditions of the premises at that time gives an idea of what such an admission involved (see the full account at https://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/bethnalhouse.html). New!

15.00

PR:38
PR:38
* 1827 Wrapper (empty) Manchester to Burnley on 1 December 1827. Incomplete strike of a SCARCE 'DIDSBURY PENNY POST'. Grubby... 30.00
PR:136
PR:136

CONTENTS
* 1829 Entire letter Bawtry to Derby 5 February 1829. Manuscript '8' on front, and large part VERY SCARCE BAWTRY '150' mileage mark on back. Grovelling letter from impecunious youth to his cousin, a reverend gentleman (who might perhaps be thought to be disposed to be charitable), entreating said gentleman for 100 to meet his debts. In 1829 100 was a not inconsiderable sum - the equivalent today of 11,050.91 - so it has to be presumed that the cousin was wealthier than your average vicar! New!

25.00

PR:135
PR:135
* 1829 Empty Wrapper Leamington to Retford 18 July 1829. Faint SCARCE 'WARWICK PENNY POST' on front. New!

15.00

PR:75
PR:75
* 1831 Entire Newcastle (Staffs) local of 5 September 1831. Faint but legible SCARCE Newcastle 5th Clause Post. Re purchase of land. 25.00
PR:78
PR:78
* 1835 Front Chipping Norton to London on 21 November 1835. Fine Crowned 'Free', addressed to Messrs Jones Loyd & Co, signature illegible. 10.00
C:1729
C:1729
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ME1f

1840 Mulready, 1d Lettersheet (Forme 2, Stereo A.17) good UNUSED (minor faults). Cat.350 New!

45.00

C:857
C:857
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ME1l

1840 Mulready, 1d Lettersheet (SCARCE Forme 6, Stereo A.236) VERY FINE UNUSED. Cat.550 150.00
C:1728
C:1728
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ME2b

1840 Mulready, 1d Envelope (Forme 1, Stereo A.134) Good Used+ (minor faults). Manchester local, 13 April 1841, cancelled with black Maltese Cross (Manchester Type 1 Common Cross). Cat.550 New!

65.00

C:1727
C:1727
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ME2b

1840 Mulready, 1d Envelope (Forme 2, Stereo A.146) VERY FINE UNUSED. Cat.350 New!

85.00

C:1730
C:1730
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SE2a,va

1841 Penny Pink Postal Stationery (Type 1 paper, 70 x 120mm): Fine used ?Portsmouth? to London 15 March 1842, cancelled with Black Maltese Cross. Cat.75 New!

15.00

C:1731
C:1731
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SE6za

1850 Penny Pink Postal Stationery (Type S1, 70 x 120mm): Fine used Torquay to St.Ives 2 February 1853, cancelled with smudged Torquay '805' numeral. Cat.20 New!

5.00

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