(Maritime) 1900 (4 July) printed envelope to Seattle, USA franked vertical laid paper 10k. pair tied Nagasaki Japan cds with further strike below, framed PAQUEBOT (31 x 9.5mm, Hosking 3243). A postage due charge handstamp has been applied and deleted with blue crayon. The sending company address amended from Shanghai to Vladivostok with handstamp, arrival backstamp, reduced at sides.
(Maritime) 1905 (Jan) picture postcard with serrated edge entitled ‘Shipping on the Menam near Windsor & Co.’ addressed to France, franked 1a. tied by undated blue double ring LIGNE DE SAIGON A BANGKOK, front bearing “Kraal 1/05” manuscript; a fine card.
(Maritime) 1923 cover to Rome franked pairs 10c. and 15c. ‘Leone’ tied by violet cachet Societa Navigazione/ Piroscafo/ Brioni, octagonal picture date stamp of Zara top right with ordinary cds on reverse together with arrival cds.
(Morocco) 1952 cover to Liverpool franked 1d. tied two-line ‘SHIP LETTER/ TANGIER’ , British Post Office A Tangier cds to left, underfranked and charge raised; fine condition without backstamps.
(Postal Stationery) 1892 6c green card to Brusells, endorsed with handstamp ‘Via Marseille’ and cancelled on board with French maritime Ligne T Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp partially overstruck by arrival cds, two words greetings message.
(Scotland) 1835 Missent to Falmouth Packet: Entire addressed to Pickering, Canada, endorsed “By Liverpool and New York” but forwarded in error to Falmouth where framed ‘Mifsent to/FALMOUTH’ applied and returned to Liverpool, at New York ‘SHIP’ and ‘FORWARDED’ handstamps added plus cds, reverse with red Upper Canada and Haddington date stamps, two green Queenston cds on front, manuscript “2/5 ½“ charge at right; fine and unusual.
(Ship Mail to Korea) 1895 (1 MAY) cover to Berwick, Maine, USA endorsed “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” franked pairs of 3k. and 7k.., posted on board ship and landed at Korean port of Gensan, cancelled with two red Gensan I.J.P.O. cds with framed PAQUEBOT in same ink. On reverse transits of Nagasaki (8 May), Yokohama (17 May) and San Francisco (Jun 1) plus arrival cds. The earliest usage at Gensan of Paquebot covers with Russian stamps; Ex Dr. Casey.
(Ship Mail –Arctic) 1909 (23 .7.) greetings postcard to St Petersburg franked 3k. tied 2nd WHITE SEA STEAMSHIP ‘a’ cds date stamp. This route was operated by the Archangel Murman Steam Navigation company from 1st May to 1st October each year.
(Ship Mail –Arctic) 1910 (22.6.) Governor’s House Archangel postcard to Volokolamsk franked 3k. tied 3rd White Sea Steamship ‘a’ oval date stamps. The message indicates card was posted on board s.s. Koroleva Olg Konstantinovna. Ex. Dr. Casey
(Ship Mail –Arctic) 1912 (12.6.) 4k. stationery card from a timber merchant at KOVDA, on the White Sea Coast, just within the arctic circle, to London with oval cancel reading ‘2nd White Sea Steamship ‘a’. also with pair 20k with same cancel and 7k. Romanov block of eight with ‘1st White Sea Steamship ‘a’ date stamp. Ex. Dr. Casey
(Ship Mail –Arctic) 1913 (29.8.) cover to Ievve, Estonia franked 7k. Romanov and 1911 (18.6.) 3k. stationery card to Smolensk both cancelled by oval 2-e MURMAN – STEAMSHIP ‘a’ date stamps. A maritime postal service operating during the summer months from Arkhangelsk along the Murman coast, north of the Arctic Circle.
(Ship Mail) 1907 (Nov 13) picture postcard to the USA franked 10pa. on 2k. tied by violet ROPiT/ AGENT CAVALLA oval date stamp, Ropit trnsit below and Monongahela arrival; fine and rare.
(Ship Mail) 1836 (June 25) entire to Boston from Kronshtadt with endorsement “pr Fame”, at top red cursive SHIP/6 handstamp; a fine strike.
(Ship Mail) 1869 outer letter sheet to St Petersburg, posted in the ship’s letter box, franked 1864-65 10k tied by Nizhnii-Rybinsk cds with a much clearer strike on reverse, some horizontal cover cresing clear of stamp, the earliest recorded date of any ship cancel on the River Volga, Ex Dr. Casey.
(Ship Mail) 1877 5k. green postal stationery card to London with KAZAN-NIZHNII steamship cds with postal station no. ‘1’ sideways, various tpo alongside, plus 1878 cover to Moscow franked 8k. tied by same cancel with sideways postal station no ‘6’, Ex. Dr. Casey.
(Ship Mail) 1883 printed matter from St Petersburg to Sweden franked 2k. tied by Stockholm KE cds and framed ‘FRAN RYSSLAND’ handstamps; fine and scarce maritime cover, ex Dr. Casey.