(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
(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.
(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.
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.
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
1891 (Abr 15) registered cover to Cannanore, India, endorsed redirected to Basle, Switzerland franked on reverse ‘Arms’ 5c., 10c. and 20c. tied by registration handstamp without any number in association. Redirected and annotated “Via Brindisi & Bombay” showing various Indian transits a thimble Sea Post Office cds and blue manuscript oval “593” of the Indian Sea Post, Basel arrival backstamp.
1891 registered stationery envelope to Germany uprated 1d., 2d. pair and 1s. tied Taungs cds, the stamp image is cancelled by numeral obliterator, Oberlungwitz arrival cds. Some damage to printed stamp image due to wax seal removal.
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.
1901 picture post card of Kamerun to Germany franked 1c. & 2c. tied oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/LINIE/HAMBURG/WESAFRIKA/XXI' date stamp. Much re-directed on arrival in Germany with extra piece of paper affixed to card to allow for this; some slight damage to front of card.
1907 (7 Sept) registered cover to Belgium franked on reverse Obock 50c. and 1f., Djibouti 40c. and Cote de Somalis 50c. tied Cote Francaise Des Somalis Djibouti, front with maritime Ligne N No.5 date stamp, redirected on arrival with five different Belgian cancels.
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.
1912 (25.7.) ‘Herzog Karl Eduard Fliegerschule’ 10pf violet-blue vignette used on picture postcard of ‘Ing. Schlegel, Leiter der Offizier Fliegerschule Gotha’ addressed to Bradfield, Reading and franked 10pf. tied Erfurt cds, redirected to Sunninghill, Ascot and from there to Bruges, Belgium and from there to Knoche. The vignette tied by Schlegel signature, a fine much travelled example.
1914 (23.12.) winter picture postcard addressed to a ship at Shanghai, China, redirected to Hong Kong and then on to Bangkok, with a series of cancels including Molde machine despatch, Chinese Shanghai cds and Shanghai B.P.O. of British Post Office together with violet bilingual oval of shipping company, a larger double oval handstamp of Horesen & Co/ Steamship Agents Hong Kong and final Bangkok arrival.
1920 (20.2.) registered cover to Odessa franked on reverse by block of four 35k. ‘Podolia’ Trident tied by Grunau cds, redirected on arrival, three-line censor, manuscript additions to cut down registration label, date in cancel on front reinforced in pen.
1920 registered cover, an Ottoman 20pa stationery envelope used, to Perth, Western Australia, franked unoverprinted Great Britain 2d and 2½d. tied British P.O. Constantinople date stamp, redirected from Perth to USA. Envelope opened out for display.