(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France 'Laureated Napoleon' 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.
(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (24/10) insured cover franked 1c., 4c. and two 25c. tied Illkirch-Grafenstaden cds, the 25c with network pointing downwards (Mi 7II) and 1c. and 4c. pointing upwards (Mi 1I and 3I); a fine franking, Roumet Certificate.
(American and British Zones) 1949 60pf airmail letter sheet showing spelling variety ‘hochgeschlagen’ instead of ‘hochschlagen’, very fine unused with normal for comparison. (Michel LP 3I)
(Anatolia) 1901 20pa. postal stationery card to Grosskarben, Germany with negative seal of Nigde, arrival cancel bottom left, reverse with transit; card irregularly cut at top.
(Anjouan) 1895 (25 Mai) 10c. ‘Sultanat d’Anjouan’ postal stationery card to London cancelled blue octagonal ANJOUAN COL. FRANC., repeated at left and overstruck with D’Zaoudzi Mayotte transit, Marseille A La Reunion maritime date stamp, annotated “ViaLa Reunion/ et Seychelles”. Some toning, Ex. Grabowski.
(Arab Kingdom) 1920 (23.4.) commercial cover to Bale, Switzerland franked pair 5m. on 5pa. overprinted Turkish fiscal tied single bilingual Halep cds, without backstamps.
(Austrian Forerunner) 1899 (11/11) Austria 2kr. postal stationery card sent internally cancelled Schaan Im Fursteuth Liechtenstein, with arrival Balzers cds below.A very fine quality strike.
(Austrian Occupation) 1878 (5/12) Hungarian 5Kr. stationery parcel card cancelled with Feldpost Expositur No.1A cds from Visegrad. Some tone spotting and central vertical filing crease but still a very rare usage of a Hungarian parcel form used during the Austrian Occupation of Bosnia, with only one so far recorded.
(Austrian Post Offices) Ottoman 1869 Postage Due 1pi yellow-brown and red-brown, perf 5-11, used on 1870 outer letter sheet to Venice paying the internal rate from Scutari cancelled by extremely fine Scutari D’Albanie, franked Austrian Levant 5s and 10s (2) tied by Antivari cds for onward transmission. Arrival cds on reverse. The address re-written and some ageing around Austrian issues. A scarce and attractive combination. A Diena Cert. (1974)
(Azerbaijan) 1923 (11.VI.) registered cover to Baden, Switzerland with Baku registration label on the front, franked on reverse 1921-22 5000r green pair in combination with Transcaucasian Federation Russia 35k. and two pairs of 1r. with star overprint, tied by Baku cds, arrival cancel to side; some slight creasing.
(Azores) 1872 (9/3) entire to London endorsed to travel via Spain and France bearing single franking 1868-70 curved label, perforated 240r. tied ‘43’ numeral within bars, Horta cds in association, red framed P.D. and London PAID arrival, Lisboa transit backstamp. A fine double weight cover.
(Azores) 1886 (29 Ago) stampless opened-out envelope to Rio de Janeiro with large oval CORREIO DA HORTA date stamp, circular-framed ‘T’ handstamp and octagonal 300 Rs. Charge handstamp applied on arrival, reverse with Lisboa transit (7 Set) and arrival cancels (24 Set).
(Azores) 1917 Red Cross stationery card to Chemnitz bearing ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA handstamp and two-line CENSURADO/ 16 SET. 1917 in same ink. Good condition with long message.
(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.
(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.
(Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.
(Baden) late 1860s entire franked 1862 perf 10 1k and 3k cancelled with four-ring ‘19’ numerals, two Bruchsal cds below, at left oval framed Bruchsal/ Postabl/ Odenheim handstamp; vertical and horizontal filing creases.
(Balearics) 1799 entire to Zaragoza written from Palma and bearing circular-framed MA/LLOR/CA handstamp, central ‘10’ handstamp and ‘8’ handstamp at right.
(Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.
(Balearics) 1829 small entire to Barcelona written from Palma bearing red straight-line MALLORCA handstamp and ‘8’ charge handstamp. Fine and clean condition.