(British Post Office) 1846 (NO 21) thin paper, disinfected cover to London, endorsed “Via Marseilles”, bearing fine strike of the rare red crown circle PAID/ AT/ ALEXANDRIA, reddish crayon “1/8(d)” at left, black Alexandria double arc, two diagonal disinfection slits and Maltese Lazaret handstamp, London arrival at top, without any backstamps; fine and clean condition.
(Disinfected Mail) 17/9 cover to Cattaro, in Dalmatien franked pair perf 9½ 5kr with Agram cds, reverse with Triest transit of 18/9 and two-line arrival of 24 Set. The envelope shows two vertical disinfection slits, the one at left passing through stamp. The cover was disinfected at Castel Lastra in Cattaro Bay during a short outbreak of Cholera.
(Disinfected Mail) 1833 entire to Marseille with framed ‘PAYS D’OUTREMER’ handstamp and Marseille cds alongside, reverse with straight-line MARTINIQUE despatch and italic ‘Purifiee a Marseille’ (partly missing) and another arrival cancel. Deisinfected with rastel punching.
(Disinfected Mail) 1839 (17 Mai) entire to Marseille with manuscript “La Montagne” dateline, red Outre Mer Marseille cds on front with manuscript rate, reverse with straight-line MARTINIQUE handstamp and italic ‘Purifie a Marseille’ disinfection handstamp, with two vertical slits; fine and fresh.
(Disinfected Mail) 1845 entire from Alexandria to Marseille bearing despatch date stamp of French Post Office, framed red maritime hanstamp, two disinfection slits with straight-line PURIFIE LAZARET MARSEILLE, arrival cds alongside; good clean condition.
(Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire from Monastir (Bitola) to Belgrade, redirected to Pest, Hungary, with negative Monastir despatch handstamp, entering into Serbian disinfection station at Aleksinac with large part red wax seal, transferred into the Serbian postal system, redirected and on entry in Austria Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin whose handstamp and two wax seals appear on reverse A rare double disinfection.
(Disinfected Mail) 1848 entire to Trieste from Sarajevo taken across the northern border and disinfected at the quarantine station at Brod whose cachet Pulito Di Dentro E Di Fuori appears on the reverse, put into the post office there with two-line Brood handstamp.
(Disinfected Mail) 1848 outer letter from Plovdiv to Pest, entering into Serbian disinfection station at Aleksinac with reasonably full was seal, transferred into the Serbian postal system and on entry in Austria Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin whose handstamp appear on reverse next to the Aleksinac seal. A fine example of rare double disinfection.
(Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.
(Disinfected Mail) 1860 entire to Wien bearing two-line BELGRAD despatc h, disinfected in transit at Pancsova with cachet Sigillum Sanitatis Pancsova. There are no wax seals or rastel punching recorded for Pancsova, the mail was disinfected externally only.
(Disinfected Mail) 1883 (21/7) 5sld stationery card to Berlin bearing Smirne despatch, Constantinopel transit of 23rd and bearing fine blue boxed handstamp of Odessa disinfection station, arrival cancel of 29th, some staining top right. An unusual routing.
(Disinfected Mail) 1899 (3 VI) 4m. on 5m. incoming Egyptian postal stationery card from Cairo, arriving on JU 15, the card bearing large oval ‘Disinfected Lazarretto Malta’, at left manuscript “Left Malta/ no address/ ...”, Retd. Letter Branch G.P.O. Malta cds of JY 22 overstruck with red framed Egyptian date stamp of 10.VIII.; fine and unusual.
(Lebanon) 1875 (NO 11) printed ‘United States Consulate at/ “Beirut, Syria”’ (added in manuscript) envelope to Omaha, Nebraska, USA franked Great Britain 1873-80 2½d. rosy-mauve (blued paper), plate 1, KC-LC vertical pair tied by G06 obliterator, British Post Office Beyrout cds alongside, London transit, reverse with New York Paid All cds. Envelope disinfected with solitary slit. Stamp LC with perf damage towards top left and envelope slightly reduced at right.