(Maritime Mail) 1868 outer letter sheet to Genova per Savona franked ‘Laureated’Napo;eon 80c. pair and single tied by ‘anchor’ lozenge cancel with faint octagonal Buenos Ayres date stamp at centre, various Italian transit and arrival cds. Carried by the “Carmel” to Montevideo and thence by “Guienne” to Bordeaux.
(Maritime Mail) 1871 (Fe 21) cover to Tenby, Wales franked ‘Laureated Napoleon’ 10c. and 20c. tied by’723’ obliterator (of Southampton), framed Southampton/ france/ MB handstamp below, arrival backstamp; very fine condition.
(Maritime Mail) 1873 envelope to Marseille franked ‘Ceres’ 25c. blue strip of four cancelled by two ‘anchor’ lozenges, at right octagonal Cuba date stamp of 25 Janv, two further maritime cancels on reverse ‘Ligne Paq Fr.*No.1*’on 25 Janv and octagonal Ligne B...No.4 date stamp of 31 Janv.
(Maritime Mail) 1880 (27 Fevr) military concession rate cover to France franked four margined Sage 15c. tied by red octagonal COL. FR. PAQ.FR. B. No.1 date stamp, second fine strike to right and below this Corr. D.Armees Lig.-B-Paq No.1 cds of same date, on reverse large double circle MARINE SERVICE A LA MER, Paris arrivals.
(Maritime Mail) 1880 (DE 2) cover to Bristol franked 25c. ‘Sage’ cancelled ‘723’ numeral (of Southampton) and to left Southampton/ France/ MB framed date stamp, arrival backstamp partly removed by loss of part of backflap; some toning.
(Maritime Mail) 1891 5m Sphinx stationery letter card uprated 5m. to Berlin only cancelled by fine strike of the rare two-line handstamp Piroscafi postali/ Inglesi which was applied at Venice or Brindisi to letters posted on a British ship. There are no further cancels front or back, with both Sorani and A Dienna initials.
(Maritime Mail) 1899 cover to Kurau, Germany franked strip of three 10k. tied two Japanese Nagasaki cds, framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association, reverse with octagonal French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr, No.4 date stamp; some slight ageing, scarce cover
(Maritime) 1899 (27 Aug) cover to Bank of California, San Francisco, endorsed “Via Japan”, bearing five value, four colour franking of 1k., 2k., 3k., 4k. and 10k. tied by three Nagasaki Japan cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (29 x 8mm, Hosking 3244), reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds, seal and senders details cut out from reverse, the 4k. and 10k. with slight horizontal creasing; attractive item.
(Maritime) 1899 Finnish picture postcard to Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland bearing mixed franking Russia 3k. cancelled framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ and Finland 1k. cancelled Stockholm cds, arrival cancels at base. A fine and scarce combination.