Office of Works 1896 1/2d Vermilion Covers

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1897 (Apr 23) Office of Works envelope with 1/2d vermilion showing variety “large stop after O” tied by Leeds duplex

1898 (May 24) OHMS envelope from Leeds to Bath with 1896 1/2d vermilion pair tied by Leeds double circle ds.

History: Grosvenor April 2018 lot 961 sold for £480 plus commission

O.W. Official cover with 1-2d vermilions

1900 (Aug 4) OHMS envelope from the Office of Works in Leeds, with 1896 1/2d vermilion O. W. Official vert. pair tied by Leeds cds, one with horizontal crease otherwise fine

History: David Feldman SA 24th September 2013, lot 40679, realised €550 plus 20%

1901 (Sep 21) OHMS envelope sent within London with 1896 1/2d vermilion O. W. Official tied by London “S.E.” cds

History: Sold by Devlan Kruck, June 2016, for £400

1901 (Nov 7) OHMS mourning envelope sent locally in London with 1896 1/2d vermilion pair tied by London S.W. double circle.

History: Sold by Grosvenor sale 95 lot 648, sold £480 plus commission.

1902 (Apr 18) OHMS mourning envelope from Paddington, London, to Switzerland, with Office of Works 1896 1/2d vermilion and 1d lilac pair.

History: Grosvenor Nov 2014 lot 986 sold £590 plus commission; For sale by Andrew Lajer in 2017 for £1’100.

1902 (Feb 17) OHMS envelope from Manchester to Wigan with Office of Works 1/2d vermilion pair tied by Manchester double circle ds.

History: “Besançon” collection, Corinphila June 2021 lot 4828 sold 300chf plus premium.

1902 GB.OFFICIALS OHMS OFFICE OF WORKS ENV.TO WIGAN

1902 (Jun 9) Office of Works envelope with 1/2d vermilion pair tied by Manchester cds