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Nigeria (Lagos) 1907 cover to Birmingham bearing single franking 1d. tied by two Opobo Southern Nigeria cds, arrival backstamp. Fine condition.
Nigeria

(Lagos) 1907 cover to Birmingham bearing single franking 1d. tied by two Opobo Southern Nigeria cds, arrival backstamp. Fine condition.

£65
POLAND 1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark
POLAND 1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark
POLAND

1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark

£115
RUSSIA  1775 Entire to Beaune (France) bearing straight line despatch handstamp with dot at the end “ ST.PETERSBOVRG.” (Dobin 0.01b), alongside scarce transit PAR  MASEYCK handstamp in red, charged 48 decimes on arrival.
RUSSIA

1775 Entire to Beaune (France) bearing straight line despatch handstamp with dot at the end “ ST.PETERSBOVRG.” (Dobin 0.01b), alongside scarce transit PAR MASEYCK handstamp in red, charged 48 decimes on arrival.

£175
LATVIA 1777 outer letter sheet sent to Pernau-Estonia, bearing boxed RIGA handstamp which was in usage between 1767 to 1778
LATVIA

1777 outer letter sheet sent to Pernau-Estonia, bearing boxed RIGA handstamp which was in usage between 1767 to 1778

£265
Russia  1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter
Russia  1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter
Russia

1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter

£325
Russia  1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.
Russia  1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.
Russia

1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.

£355
RUSSIA  1784 Entire to Bozen with clear strike of “ST.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp with higher position “RG” (Dobin 0.01v subtype)
RUSSIA  1784 Entire to Bozen with clear strike of “ST.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp with higher position “RG” (Dobin 0.01v subtype)
RUSSIA

1784 Entire to Bozen with clear strike of “ST.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp with higher position “RG” (Dobin 0.01v subtype)

£125
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique

1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."

£565
Russia  1789 outer letter sheet to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel
Russia  1789 outer letter sheet to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel
Russia

1789 outer letter sheet to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel

£275
RUSSIA  1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v)  - Exceptional quality
RUSSIA  1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v)  - Exceptional quality
RUSSIA

1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v) - Exceptional quality

£245
Guadeloupe 1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.
Guadeloupe

1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.

£375
RUSSIA  1795 Entire sent to Erfurth (Germany) bearing “ST.PETERSBOVRG” straight line handstamp with lowered ST (Dobin 0.01a) – Very late usage of this type
RUSSIA  1795 Entire sent to Erfurth (Germany) bearing “ST.PETERSBOVRG” straight line handstamp with lowered ST (Dobin 0.01a) – Very late usage of this type
RUSSIA

1795 Entire sent to Erfurth (Germany) bearing “ST.PETERSBOVRG” straight line handstamp with lowered ST (Dobin 0.01a) – Very late usage of this type

£175
Jamaica 1800 entire from Westmoreland Jamaica privately carried to London and posted there to Madeira but not prepaid (compulsory for mail to Madeira at this date) so endorsed "Returned for 1/8 Postage, Enquire Mr Gordon, Percy Street". Forwarded with two ringed Foreign Office cds front and back, that on the front crossed out as having the wrong code in centre.
Jamaica 1800 entire from Westmoreland Jamaica privately carried to London and posted there to Madeira but not prepaid (compulsory for mail to Madeira at this date) so endorsed "Returned for 1/8 Postage, Enquire Mr Gordon, Percy Street". Forwarded with two ringed Foreign Office cds front and back, that on the front crossed out as having the wrong code in centre.
Jamaica

1800 entire from Westmoreland Jamaica privately carried to London and posted there to Madeira but not prepaid (compulsory for mail to Madeira at this date) so endorsed "Returned for 1/8 Postage, Enquire Mr Gordon, Percy Street". Forwarded with two ringed Foreign Office cds front and back, that on the front crossed out as having the wrong code in centre.

£175
 Bahamas 1801 entire to Madeira bearing manuscript rating and double oval-framed Paid London crown handstamp, without other cancels but endorsed on arrival by recipient as sent from Nassau Near Providence on 10th June and received 1st Sept. The letter headed "Nassau" discusses the loss of wine delivery that went via Martinique
 Bahamas 1801 entire to Madeira bearing manuscript rating and double oval-framed Paid London crown handstamp, without other cancels but endorsed on arrival by recipient as sent from Nassau Near Providence on 10th June and received 1st Sept. The letter headed "Nassau" discusses the loss of wine delivery that went via Martinique
Bahamas

1801 entire to Madeira bearing manuscript rating and double oval-framed Paid London crown handstamp, without other cancels but endorsed on arrival by recipient as sent from Nassau Near Providence on 10th June and received 1st Sept. The letter headed "Nassau" discusses the loss of wine delivery that went via Martinique

£225
Russia  1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel
Russia  1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel
Russia

1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel

£195
RUSSIA  1812 Entire to Narva showing clear Latin script SANCT.PETERSBOURG despatch handstamp. Nice and neat cover
RUSSIA

1812 Entire to Narva showing clear Latin script SANCT.PETERSBOURG despatch handstamp. Nice and neat cover

£75
Russia  1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp
Russia  1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp
Russia

1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp

£125
RUSSIA  1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp.  Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”
RUSSIA  1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp.  Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”
RUSSIA

1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp. Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”

£275
Jamaica 1818 entire from Kingston to Covington endorsed "P.Ship Glasgow to Greenock". The letter was sent using the services of the Commercial Rooms at Kingston and bears two impressions of the handstamp KINGSTON*JAMAICA (This cancel different from one recorded in Foster). Also bearing Greenock Ship Letter framed handstamp and receiving cancel.
Jamaica

1818 entire from Kingston to Covington endorsed "P.Ship Glasgow to Greenock". The letter was sent using the services of the Commercial Rooms at Kingston and bears two impressions of the handstamp 'KINGSTON*JAMAICA' (This cancel different from one recorded in Foster). Also bearing Greenock Ship Letter framed handstamp and receiving cancel.

£795
Great Britain 1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line April 24: T-2,10 charge handstamp applied in Malta, front bearing Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits.
Great Britain 1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line April 24: T-2,10 charge handstamp applied in Malta, front bearing Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits.
Great Britain

1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line 'April 24: T-2,10' charge handstamp applied in Malta, front bearing Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits.

£575
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