(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).
(Constantinople) 1870 (9 april) unpaid stampless entire to Livorno, endorsed “Via Brindisi”, three-line origin maritime handstamp, manuscript rate markings and 30c and 40c Postage Dues applied n tied single framed Livorno date stamp, reverse with Triest transit cds and Udine – Verona tpo; some slight ink running but generally good appearance.
(Corfu) 1875 stampless mourning entire from Messina, Sicily with Napoli and Brindisi transits on reverse, bearing black handstamped ‘T’ on front and on arrival large ‘120’ handstamp and two 60 lepta Postage Dues applied and tied with numeral in lozenge; fine and scarce.
(Genova) 1871 stampless entire from Genova to Tunisi bearing despatch cds and company chop. On arrival 60c. Postage Due applied and tied Tunisi Poste Italiane cds which is repeated on reverse together with a Cagliari transit. Fine and rare with Colla Asinelli certificate.
(Ottoman Post Offices) 1869 20pa and 1pi yellow, perf 5-11, used on 1871 outer letter sheet to Venice tied by circular ‘Scutari’ handstamps in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 3)with Austrian Post Office ANTIVARI cds in transit, black ‘P.D.’ deleted (1½pi paid to the border only) and taxed with Italy 1870 Postage Due 10c. and 60c. tied by rectangular framed Venezia datestamps on arrival. Reverse with Triest transit. Illustrated Coles & Walker, Part 1 on page 4. Fine and rare.
(Ottoman Post Offices) 1870 incoming outer letter sheet to Scutari , endorsed “Via Trieste” and “Vapore Antivari”, franked 20c and damaged 40c tied by numerals with Venezia cds in association to left, Ottoman 1869 1pi yellow, perf 5-11 applied and tied ‘Scutari’ double ring handstamp, Triest transit backstamp; despite the damaged stamp an attractive combination cover.
(Picture Stationery) 1890s 1c. ‘Jefferson’ card titled ‘Worcester’, Mass. addressed to Chemnitz, Germany with fine ‘Flag’ machine cancel, without uprating stamp so double circles New York Postage Due handstamp, blue manuscript charges on arrival together with cds.
(Picture Stationery) 1890s 1c. ‘Jefferson’ card with colour image Central Park, New Yok with Hotel Majestic and Bridge, used to Ingolstadt, Germany from New York, without uprating stamp and ‘Centimes/ 5 N.Y. T’ double circle postage due, blue manuscript “10” local charge. small surface scuff on stamp image.
(Picture Stationery) 1911 1d. dark green depicting Prince of Wales at left, to Berlin with Sydney machine despatch cancel, underfranked with framed DEF 5/ FINE 5/ 10 CENTIMES handstamp, black manuscript “10” charge with ‘Porto’ handstamp alongside; slight corner bumps, generally good clean condition.
(Postage Due) 1879 (DE 30) cover from Portarlington, Ireland to Lausanne insufficiently franked at 2½d. rate, probably should have been double rate, the double deficiency paid by 1878 Type I, 50c. Postage Due; light vertical crease clear of stamps.
(Postage Due) 1921 (10-2) stampless envelope to Tirane bearing Shkoder cds at left with handstamped 'T' alongside, a manuscript "50" charge at centre, to right a 50q. postage due applied and tied Tirane cds of 12.2., reverse with initial arrival of 11.2. Some slight faults, still a good example of a rare example of postage due usage.
(Postage Due) 1930 (JY 1) incoming underpaid cover from Kampala, Uganda to Poste Restante, underfranked with 1c., 'T' in circle and plain 'T' tax mark alongside, deficiency of 14 Uganda cents calculated as 35 gold centimes (=21 Zanzibar cents) paid by 1926-30 21c. black/orange postage due tied cds, subsequently marked with red m/s cross and initials, and charged "Charges Paid" below, the same ink deleting Tax marks and used fro the return address to Kampala. Philatelic (with the co-operation of the Zanzibar postmaster), still scarce and very fine. Ex Griffith-Jones, page 462 of his book.
(Postage Due) 1931 (Dec 10) unpaid ‘Cutress’ cover from London with Post Early for Christmas slogan cancel, blue “T.30” to indicate double deficiency of 1 ½d. x 2 (= 30 gold centimes), arrival backstamp of 30 DE, with 1930-33 6c. black/yellow and 12c. black/bue applied on face and tied by Zanzibar cds of following day. Fine and scarce. Ex Griffith-Jones.