| The Penny Red Collector
Line Engraved Penny Star and 1d Red plates
| SG43/44 PENNY RED Plates
| Contact Details
| Imperforate Penny Reds
| Shades & Papers
1d red Alphabet III shades
| Id red Stars with used abroad cancellations
Id red Stars with Maltese cancellations of 3 types
| Tips for platers
How to identify penny red plates
| 1861 SG42 C12 Penny Stars
1861 SG42 C12 Penny Stars - Alphabet IV
| SG29 C8 blued paper 1d stars
SG29 C8 blued paper 1d stars for sale
| My own wants list.............
These are the 1d reds that I am currently looking for!
| Penny Plate Varieties
Penny Plate Varieties
| Repaired Impressions
Repaired Impressions of the 1d red
| Plate 77.....................
| Imperforate Penny Plates
The Cardiff Penny
| How these stamps were printed.
Line engraved printing
| Links to other interesting websites and books worth reading
Links to other interesting websites
| Soldiers Letter
| Interesting Philatelic Nuggets.............
Interesting Philatelic Nuggets.............
| The 1d red plates that "never were"....
The Rejected 1d red plates
| Photos showing misplaced corner letters
| Old Penny red articles
Old Penny red articles
| Stamp collections purchased
If you have any stamps to sell please do let me know and I will be happy to value them for you
Links to a fantastic book
| My virtual 1d red plate collection
My ideal 1d red collection
| 1d red oddments
| Penny Red Plate Constant varieties
Plate 73 AC
| Perkins Bacon - Loss of Contract
Perkins Bacon - Loss of Contract
| Unique 1d red stamps for sale
Penny reds for sale
The sender of this letter James Dale, was a carpenter aboard HMS Esk, when part of the East Indies Station of the Royal Navy, and the sailor's one penny rate applied. HMS Esk departed Hong Kong in the summer of 1860 as part of the action to seal the Gulf of Bahai. The Naval mail bag was probably placed aboard a P&O Far East mailboat departing Hong Kong during April 1860 , and the cover cancelled by the mail clerk with the A99 obliterator. There is a London arrival mark JU 4 60. The addressee Joseph Dale ran the Cannon Inn in Brentford during this time. The Dales ran the Cannon Inn in Brentford for a long time and also operated barges. Some lightermen ran ale houses and inns as a sideline, to help out with their finances when trade was bad. In 1886, the Dales had 22 barges, one of the largest fleets in Brentford.The Cannon Public house was established at 267 Brentford High Street before 1839 and Mary Dale is listed here in 1839 and 1841 (when the household consisted of 16 including 1 female servant, 2 watermen, 8 agricultural labourers and a horsekeeper). Mary was succeeded by Joseph Dale in 1851 who ran the place until 1861.
I really like this cover. It's a unusual little item. Nothing unusual about the stamp, but it's been resealed up by loads of selvedge which is nice and in violet ink in very, very tiny letters someone has written -
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