Army Official – 1/2d Vermilion Covers

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cover51897 (Dec 22) OHMS envelope from Plymouth to St. Andrews with 1/2d vermilion pair tied by Plymouth duplex

1898 (Jan 27) OHMS envelope to from Butter… to Aldershot with pair of 1/2d vermilions tied by cds

Army Official OHMS cover 1-2d vermilion1898 (Mar 18) OHMS envelope sent from Lincoln to Aldershot, with Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by cds, reverse with Aldershot Camp arrival cds

1899 (Mar 28) OHMS envelope sent from Aldershot to Camberley, with pair of Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by cds, arrival bs

1899 (Nov 24) OHMS envelope with pair of Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by Bury squared ds

History: Cavendish 8th May 2008 ex lot 1046

cover61900 (Jan 6) Postcard from Milton Bridge to Edinburgh

1900 (Jan 18) OHMS envelope from Canterbury to London with 1/2d vermilion tied by cds

cover71900 (Jan 20) OHMS envelope sent locally in Oxford with two 1/2d vermilion tied by cds, missing portion of backflap

1900 (Feb 8) Postcard from Carlisle to London with 1/2d vermilion tied by Carlisle cds

History: Cavendish 8th May 2004 lot 1047 realised £160+commission

1900 (Feb 24) Envelope sent locally in Ladysmith with GB Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by LADYSMITH SIEGE POST OFFICE ds

History: ex Glassco (Robson Lowe 27th Nov 1969 lot 1372 realised £28)

1900 (Feb 28) Envelope sent locally in Ladysmith with Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by “LADYSMITH SIEGE POST OFFICE” two line datestamp in blue, fine.

History: Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions (7th November 2006 lot 1331 realised £130 + 20%)

1900 (Feb 28) Envelope sent locally in Ladysmith with Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by “LADYSMITH SIEGE POST OFFICE” two line datestamp in blue, fine.

History: Spink 12th Jan 2011 lot 302 realised £400+20%

1900 (Feb 28) Envelope sent locally in Ladysmith with Army Official 1/2d vermilion tied by “LADYSMITH SIEGE POST OFFICE” two line datestamp in blue

Ladysmith Siege Cover

Army Official 1-2d vermilion Ladysmith SiegeHistory: For sale by Andrew Lajer (March 2015) for £675

Army Official 1-2d vermilion used during Ladysmith SiegeHistory: Guy Leroux collection, Grosvenor June 2015, ex lot 1313

1900 (Aug 31) OHMS envelope sent registered from South Africa to Carlisle, with 1896-1901 1/2d vermilion and 2 1/2d purple on blue, tied by “ARMY P.O. / S. AFRICA” cds, redirected to Bareilly, India, with London, Carlisle, Sea Post Office and Bareilly backstamps, very fine

History: Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions (7th November 2004 lot 1495 realised £450 + 20%); ex Severn (David Feldman 13th April 2010 lot 20993 realised €380 + 20%)

cover81901 (Apr 24) OHMS envelope from Pembroke Dock to Brecon with 1/2d vermilion pair tied by cds, one stamp faulty and missing backflap

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