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1836 (5 July) EL written by George Combe in Edinburgh to his father in London endorsed
1836 (5 July) EL written by George Combe in Edinburgh to his father in London endorsed 'per Steam Boat.'

Oval crown SHIP LETTER LONDON ds in red, PAID AT EDINBURGH cds and London 'G.P.' h/s. Rated only 8d instead of 1/2 if sent per mailcoach.
Long letter re a letter he had recently had published. George Combe was a Scottish lawyer and the leader of the phrenological movement for more than twenty years. He founded the Edinburgh Phrenological Society in 1820 and was the author of the highly influential The Constitution of Man (1828).
£75.00


1847 (1 Jun) boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds on EL from Charleston to London
1847 (1 Jun) boxed LIVERPOOL SHIP ds on EL from Charleston to London

Various rate marks, postal markings and endorsements. Heavy filing creases add character!
£12.00


1863 (10 July) Cape of Good Hope cover from Simons Bay to England
1863 (10 July) Cape of Good Hope cover from Simons Bay to England
1863 (10 July) Cape of Good Hope cover from Simons Bay to England

endorsed, Ship Letter per Bahama and rated 6d. SHIP LETTER LONDON cds in red on reverse. Rear flap missing.
Contains 4pp letter with interesting contents, 'The Bahama has just arrived from China & the Mauritius..the loss of the Anglo Saxon is a bad job.' Ex Gerald Ellott
£30.00


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