(Scarpanto) 1943 Government envelope with hand stamp Stazione Carabinieri Reali/ Scarpanto to National Fascist Institute with 50c. and 1L. Postage Dues tied Rodi cds; light central vertical filing crease, unusual item.
(Somalia) 1927 incoming underfrankd cover from Bombay, India bearing circular-framed T handstamp and crayon "20c" charge, arrival cds on front whilst on reverse 20c on 2c lion affixed as a postage due and tied cds; fine and rare usage.
(Transvaal) 1906 embossed ‘stamp’ postcard with a further smaller Christmas illustration of military band, attached by paperclips, from Ermelo to Stellenbosch, franked at ½d. postcard rate but not accepted as this with handstamped ‘T’ , “1d” manuscript charge and endorsed “Letter Rate”. Fine condition.
(Treaty Ports) 1917 incoming mourning cover to HongKong Shanghai Bank branch at Foochow, China, underfranked 1d. KGV from North Finchley with hexagonal framed T/30 handstamp, no charge apparently being collected, reverse with very clear Shanghai Br. P.O transit and on front British Post Office Foochow arrival.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (19 Feb) registered card to Brousse bearing a multi-franked, philatelically inspired underfranking from Langenargen, T handstamps and a blue manuscript erased in pen as reverse with 3pf. and 10pf. cancelled only on arrival, further transit on front together with arrival cds; striking item.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and 1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) philatelically inspired cover to Brousse underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, also franked by Portuguese 5r. and a French 5c. postage due, framed T handstamp and manuscript “22 ½ cts”, intaglio T seal on arrival and 5pa. on 10pa black and red surcharges added tied arrival cds; unusual
1870 (May 11) unpaid entirefrom St Juan, Porto Rico to Genova with London transit backstamp, British accountancy G.B./1f60c, French entry cds and their accountancy F.*56, rated 20 decimes on arrival with 2L Postage Due applied; good double weight cover.
1870 wrapper put into the British post at Buenos Ayres, addressed to Naples. On reverse LONDON transit with their accountancy mark 'GB/1F60c' on the obverse alongside the subsequent French handstamp 'F.56'. Rated 10 decimes on arrival and 1L postage due affixed.
1873 (24th Oct) entire to Genova annotated to be carried by the “Liguria”, this ship had left Buenos Aires on Sept 15th and passed through Gibraltar. The cover has been prepaid in Gibraltar by ½d. and 1d. Great Britain that remained uncancelled and not considered valid by the Italian Post Office who applied a 40c postage due charge. Fine and unusual.
1876 'Royal Victoria Hotel, Nassau' printed illustrated envelope to New York franked 4d. 'chalon' tied cds, straight-line 'Due 3' handstamp alongside. The envelope slightly reduced at side but still a fine early advertising cover
1877 cover to Hamburg bearing very fine negative Correos de la Chimba Bolivia with illustrated Ship centre, framed FRANCA and oval-framed fancy CANCELADO, the reverse with three-line La Chimba/ Enero date stamp, routed via British Post Office at Panama with three-line handstamp on front, London transit and arrival backstamps, receiving in Hamburg a handstamped 'T' and manuscript "360" charge. Peter Holcombe Certificate.