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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 4249 Great Britain

    Crimean War 1856c.: Great Britain 1855 2 d. blue, wmk. Large Crown, perf. 16, plate 5, three examples used on cover from London addressed to the Assistant Surgeon, Medical Staff, General Hospital, Constantinople endorsed 'via Marseilles'; tied by London '3' obliterators in black to pay the ¼ to ½ ounce rate with mss. pencil 'rec'd Feb 1st'. A fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4378 Great Britain

    Mail Boat Obliterations / Mediterranean Packets  1860: Great Britain 1857 1 d. red star, perf. 14, three examples, unrecorded use of 1858 2 d. blue 7 and 1856 4 d. rose all tied to cover endorsed 'via Marseilles' mailed on the P&O 'Valetta' probably east of Suez, and tied by five strikes of the Mailboat "A87" obliterator ("Handed to Mr. Romayne for Marseilles Packet") in black. Reverse with Bromsgrove and Alcester datestamps (May 12). The earliest recorded usage of this obliterator and a superb three colour franking.rnProvenance: 'Mailboat Covers & Cancellations', Spink, 7 March 2007, lot 1053.
    Starting bid : 1,800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4382 Great Britain

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    Mail Boat Obliterations / Mediterranean Packets 1856: Great Britain 6 d. lilac used on 1860 cover from Gibraltar to London tied by bold strike of Mailboat "B12" obliterator ("To Mr. Fisher for use on board the "Delta"), dated on despatch "Feb 4th" at lower left when the 'Delta' was at Gibraltar. Obverse with manuscript 'Evening February 9th' when the ship docked at Southampton. Reverse with Torquay arrival cds (Feb 9). Rare. Cert. BPA (1959).rnProvenance: 'Mailboat Covers & Cancellations', Spink, 7 March 2007, lot 1084.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4383 Great Britain

    Mail Boat Obliterations / Mediterranean Packets 1857: Great Britain 1 d. red stars, perf. 14, six examples including a vertical pair used on 1861 small mourning envelope to London (Jekyll correspondence) tied by four fine strikes of the horizontal Mailboat "B16" obliterator ("Handed to Mr. Douglas for service on board the 'China' Mediterranean Packet") with London arrival cds (May 10) in red on reverse. Very fine and extremely rare - unrecorded in Stanley Gibbons.rnProvenance: Collection E.E. Yates, RL, London, 31 July-1 Aug 1940; Collection 'Victoriana', Spink, London, 4 Oct 2007, lot 2391.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4385 Great Britain

    Spanish Mail Packet 1869 (Nov 14): Entire letter from Santander, Spain to Carupano, Venezuela bearing Spain 1868 200 m. blue-green in a horizontal pair (Michel 95) tied in black with Santander despatch cds (Nov 15) below. Struck on obverse with "No. 2498 / DETAINED FOR POSTAGE (4)" in red with, on reverse superb strike of circular "SPANISH MAIL PACKET" datestamp (Dec 20, code A) in black. Some light staining but a cover of exteme rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF
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