Sandafayre
Welcome to our site! Advanced Search

The "R. H. OFFICIAL" Overprints Of The Royal Households.

Mail from Royal Households has long been of fascination to many people, with non-philatelists interested in the contents of letters and messages on cards, postal historians concerned with the postal markings and cachets, and of course philatelists interested in the departmental official overprints on stamps.

Members of the Royal Family and certain members of the Royal Household did not use stamps for their correspondence but usually initialled or signed the bottom left hand corner of the envelope, together with a royal monogram handstamp or departmental certifying handstamp.

This continued to be the case even after the introduction in 1902 of ½d and 1d stamps overprinted "R.H. / OFFICIAL". These stamps were intended for the more distant offices of the Royal Household including The Inspector of the Palace of Holyrood house, Buckingham Palace, the Housekeepers at Windsor Castle and Frogmore, the Examiner of Plays, Paymaster of the Royal Households, Gentlemen of the Royal Cellars (sounds like a great job!) and the Royal Laundry at Richmond.

If higher denomination stamps were required the "Government Parcels" overprinted stamps were usually available. Royal Household stamps, along with all Official stamps, were withdrawn on 13 May 1904 and only two stamps are required for total completion of the "R.H. OFFICIAL" section of your collection!

178 item(s) found

Sort By:
Items Per Page:

Lot Number: 2369
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 40 - 50
  • Currency guide (USD): 53 - 66
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2370
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 132 - 158
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 3175
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 45 - 50
  • Currency guide (USD): 59 - 66
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1370
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 25 - 30
  • Currency guide (USD): 33 - 40
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 7982
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 350 - 400
  • Currency guide (USD): 462 - 528
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2437
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 170
  • Currency guide (USD): 198 - 224
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2436
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 70 - 80
  • Currency guide (USD): 92 - 106
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6497
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 550 - 600
  • Currency guide (USD): 726 - 792
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2435
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 140 - 150
  • Currency guide (USD): 185 - 198
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6498
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 275 - 300
  • Currency guide (USD): 363 - 396
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 2444
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 66 - 79
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6521
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 90 - 100
  • Currency guide (USD): 119 - 132
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6522
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 210 - 230
  • Currency guide (USD): 277 - 304
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 8011
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 45 - 50
  • Currency guide (USD): 59 - 66
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6526
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 40 - 50
  • Currency guide (USD): 53 - 66
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 694
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 38 - 42
  • Currency guide (USD): 50 - 55
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6509
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 220 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 290 - 330
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 6510
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 180 - 200
  • Currency guide (USD): 238 - 264
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 3271
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 250 - 300
  • Currency guide (USD): 330 - 396
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 3272
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 175 - 200
  • Currency guide (USD): 231 - 264
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 7812
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 220 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 290 - 330
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 7813
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 260 - 280
  • Currency guide (USD): 343 - 370
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1530
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 240 - 270
  • Currency guide (USD): 317 - 356
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1522
Closing: 30 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 125 - 150
  • Currency guide (USD): 165 - 198
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5155
Closing: 23 October 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 180 - 200
  • Currency guide (USD): 238 - 264
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP