1904 (25 FE) incoming ½a. British East Africa postal stationery card cancelled Mombasa, ‘T’ handstamp bottom left overstruck with framed FOREIGN POSTAGE DUE/ 1 ANNAS – Pies handstamp, arrival cds top left of 4 MR; fine condition without any message.
1904 picture postcard (half of double Sarajevo view card) to Geneva franked 20h. pink and black tied Sarajevo cds, underfranked (should have been 25h.) with blue manuscript charges and 10c. Postage Due applied with Geneva cds.
1905 incoming picture postcard from Bengasi, Libia underfranked with Italy 5c. tied square-circle date stamp, black handstamped 'T' at left and circular framed '4d' charge handstamp which has been cancelled by overstriking with A25 obliterator, oval Valetta date stamp and Retn Letter Branch G.P.O. Malta cds; some slight staining of little importance.
1907 (25 Avril) cover to Vatomondry franked at printed matter rate with 1900-01 Sage 5c. yellow-green tied by Tananarive cds, addressee no found and straight-line INCONNU and two-line RETOUR/ A L’ENVOYEUR hand stamps applied, as a printed matter rate item, the return postage had to be paid for, so triangular framed ‘T’ handstamp applied and framed AFFRANCHISEMENT/ INSUFFISANT with imperf 10c. Postage Due applied and tied Tananarive cds; fine and rare usage, Ex Grabowski.
1907 (28 Janv) internal envelope addressed to “Infanterie Coloniale” franked 1900-01 10c. and 19034c. tied by blue Diego Suarez cds with matching triangular framed ‘T’, at left a telegramme receipt label affixed to envelope with the same cancel used as a postage due notice for 12c., a scarce usage.
1907 Uganda ½a. reply postal stationery card, accepted at Mobasa as valid, a circular framed ‘T’ applied on arrival together with handstamp showing 1 annas postage Due to pay. Without message and reply section attached but unused.
1908 (31 Ene) 3c. Central American Exhibition stationery card with fine strike of the ‘train’ illustrated duplex, sent to Apeldoorn, Holland with framed ‘T’ in same ink as duplex indicating postage due, arrival cancel at top and 3c image cancelled with postman’s routing number, no charge apparently collected, the card sent by “Directeur du Bureau des Postes”.
1909 picture postcard of Smyrne to Germany where the stamp has become missing and a red illustration in its place, two Alexandria-Constanta maritime cancels, circular framed 'T' handstamp applied in Turkey and blue manuscript charge on arrival
1910 postcard from Irchester, England to a soldier of “2nd Beds regt” at Gibraltar, redirected to Bermuda with Gibrltar cds, hexagonal ‘T’ handstamp, ‘1d’ charge handstamp, on arrival in Bermuda double oval-framed Postage Due 1d handstamp.
1912 (22.4.) incoming unfranked envelope from Leipzig, Germany to Majunga with framed ‘T’ handstamp and vertical pair of imperf 50c. Postage Dues applied (torn roughly from sheet with fault at top), arrival backstamp of 16 Mai. Envelope endorsed by sender that if not at Majunga to forward to Vatomandry with 8 Juin arrival backstamp where a horizontal strip of three 50c. Postage Dues applied, manuscript not found and return annotations, framed INCONNU and two-line RETOUR/ A L’ENVOYEUR, violet framed ZURUCK/ an den Absender, with variety of blue manuscript charges and on reverse PORTO handstamp; a fine and interesting item.
1913 Port Said picture postcard to Sliema, Malta franked 2m tied Suez cds, underfranked with framed ‘T/10’ handstamp, Port Said transit, Malta entry cds and arrival cds with further ‘T’ handstamp and circular framed ‘1d’; fine quality with mixed due handstamps.
1914 (4 SE) printed envelope unpaid from Sisang with despatch backstamp, front with ‘horseshoe’ showing single deficiency, circular ‘T’, Zanzibar arrival backstamp of OC 22, FOREIGN POSTAGE DUE/ 2 ANNAS – PIES HANDSTAMP. The envelope appears to have been redirected to Tanga, German East Africa but no indication of travel, the War had been declared in August.175