1888 £1 Brown-lilac Watermark Orbs lettered 'DD', cancelled boxed 'C.H.B./G.P.O.' and with portion of 'MANCHESTER/TELEGRAPH' cds NO 30 88. A very attractive example of this stamp free of any defects. SG 186, cat £4250
1855 (16 Jul) entire from Liverpool to Wigan with 1d SC14 (defect at top) cancelled Liverpool '466' sideways duplex. Very fine, the contents comprising a broadside headed 'PACKET OF THE 5TH AUGUST/ROYAL MAIL SHIP/JAMES BAINES'