(British Post Offices) 1871 (JU 9) envelope to “His Excellency J Osman Bey/ care of/ Sir Thomas Gabriel Bart, Wimbledon” franked Great Britain 1865-73 pair 4d., plate 12 tied by ‘B01’ obliterators with Cairo cds at base, redirected to Richmond and franked 1858-79 1d., plate 111 tied London SW duplex; small part of backflap missing otherwise fine.
(British Post Offices) 1871 (May 5) envelope to London, endorsed “Via Brindisi” franked by Great Britain pairs of 4d. vermillion, EF-FG and EH-FH, plate 12 cancelled by B01 obliterators, Cairo cds below, redirected on arrival to Richmond with 1858 1d. red; some faults to envelope but still a good example of the B01 cancel used at Cairo.
(Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire from Monastir (Bitola) to Belgrade, redirected to Pest, Hungary, with negative Monastir despatch handstamp, entering into Serbian disinfection station at Aleksinac with large part red wax seal, transferred into the Serbian postal system, redirected and on entry in Austria Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin whose handstamp and two wax seals appear on reverse A rare double disinfection.
(German Prisoner of War – Bando Camp) WW1 ‘SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE’ printed stampless envelope to Germany with large red cachet at left and as redirected a violet Freigegeben/ Auslandstelle Coln-Deutz applied, reverse with British ‘OPENED BY CENSOR/ P.W. 1105’ censor tape; with content letters.
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
(Victoria) 1856 entire from London to Melbourne franked initially with cut-to-shape 6d. Embossed, endorsed “Pr Lightning”, redirected upon arrival with 1854-57 Half Lengths added, a 1d. with two large margins and a four margined 3d. tied by ‘1’ numeral cancel of Melbourne, reverse with red SHIP LETTER/ FREE/ G.P.O. VICTORIA date stamp. Some faults to entire and stamps with variable margins, light vertical creasing, scarce item.
1859 cover addressed care of a Doctor at the British Museum, forwarded to Oxford, from St Petersbourg, Russia with diamond framed despatch on reverse which also displays a Gt Russell St, a red London and an Oxford cds, on forwarding envelope to Oxford a 1d. red has been added over ‘PORTO’ handstamp with fine ‘7 1/2 ‘ charge handstamp alongside. Torn bottom flap to envelope otherwise fine and scarce.
1865 (Aug 11) envelope to Kensington, London endorsed “Via Marseilles” franked 2c. and 30c. each with blue ‘B62’ obliterator, London W Paid cds , the envelope being redirected from there without further charge and small crown over ‘R’ inspectors handstamp to confirm this, reverse with blue despatch and final London arrivals of SP 30; attractive cover.
1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse 'Hong Kong' transit (JA 20) and 'SHANGHAE' index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
1883, uprated 5kop stationery envelope with 2x1kop (1866 issue-horizontally laid paper) tied by Moscow cds, posted to Riga and redirected to Libava. Reverse shows TPO 85 serial 3 of Riga Muravyevo railway line, dated 14 January 1883. Earliest known date of this railway line by Kiryushkin-Robinson is 17 November 1883.
1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled 'Bristol 134' duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing 'Barbados Ship Letter', red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175
1893 (25.IX) 3m on 5m postal stationery card registered to Germany, uprated with 1891-1902 2pi. orange-brown tied Caire cds, unusual white registration label top left, redirected from Neustadt to Munich on arrival; full message on reverse, a scarce usage of this card.
1894 registered cover to Constantinople franked ‘group type’ 10c., 15c. and 50c. tied by Haiphong Tonkin, redirected on arrival to Poste Restante, Milano, reverse with Galata arrival and on front a Galata depart cancel, Suez and Alexandria transit backstamps, French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr. No.4 date stamp, final Milano arrival cds on reverse.
1895 (16/7) cover addressed to London, redirected to Kew and then to Jersey bearing single franking 10 Pesa 10 on 20pf tied *Lindi* cds, Dar-Es-Salaam transit backstamp (17 7), French maritime date stamp LA REUNION A MARSEILLE LV.No.4 (2 Aout), London arrival backstamp (AU 20) and on front square circle datestamp (AU 21) for redirection, Kew cancels of AU 21 and AU 27 and final arrivals on back Jersey and St Aubyns cds of AU 28; fine and unusual.
1899 (Sept. 20) registered picture postcard from Peking to Wiesbaden via Hong Kong, redirected to Munich bearing C.I.P. 4c and 5c pair, cancelled by Peking bilingual cds, Shanghai transit cds in combination with Hong Kong 2c (2) and 10c with I.P.O. framed tie-print (type 2) and Shanghai index C cds), with “R” unframed and “R” in circle handstamp adjacent; slight scuff on picture side otherwise a good example of this rare sized tie print.
1906 picture postcard from Vienna addressed to Bagamojo Kilwa, showing central arrival cancel, redirected then to Ibo Nyassa with Dar-Es-Salaam transit to right and final arrival to left; top right stamp with corner fault otherwise fine and attractive.
1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.