(British Occupation) 1915 (31.3) ‘Sofort zu offnen’ (Open Immediately) printed envelope that has been amended in manuscript to “O.H.M.S.” stampless registered envelope to St Jouan des Guerets, France, with blue manuscript lines and R , two strikes of framed ‘T.’ Handstamps, Duala (Kamerun) a cds at top left, Registered Plymouth transit backstamp with registration label applied to front, arrival backstamp; a rare occupation cover.
(British Occupation) 1919 (5.9) registered cover to Berne, Switzerland franked C.E.F. ½d., 1d. and 2d. surcharges together with Nigeria 1d. tied Buea Kamerun cds, handstamped registration label, reverse with Victoria Cameroons cds, Liverpool transit and arrival cds.; fine and fresh condition.
(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.
(East Africa) 1914 (2.11.) registered cover to Amani bearing single franking watermarked 30h. tied Taveta Deutsche Feldpost cds, to left a registered label with manuscript Taveta/ Deutsche Feldpost, reverse with arrival cds of 16th. Fine condition.
(Far Eastern Republic) 1923 (5 12) registered cover to Bulgaria bearing multi issue franking with 1921 Chita 3k. (pair and single) plus 10k. together with Soviet Union for the Far East 1923 2k. on 70r. and 5k. on 10r. (two pairs and two singles) all tied by Vladivostok cds, Cyrillic and English registration labels, reverse with Bulgarian transit and arrival cancels, plus a Charity label. A spectacular franking, all stamps with four margins.
(Mexico) 1914 AR registered cover to Manchester, England bearing single franking 12c. Franklin tied Veracruz. Mex. cds, violet registration handstamp to left, reverse with Vera Cruz cds in same ink and New York transit; missing backflap and some light toning, showing generally good quality cancels.
(Ottoman Empire) 1912 (27.2.) registered cover to Versailles, France franked on reverse 1908 Turkish 1pi. strip of three tied by bilingual Hodeida 2 date stamp, Alexandria and Port Said transits and arrival cds, fine U.P.U. Turquie registration handstamp with manuscript number on front. Rare registered envelope.
(Papal States) 1869 registered cover to Bastia, Corsica bearing mixed issue franking of imperf 80c. single and a further pair of 80c. in a brighter shade together with a perforated 10c. tied by four lozenges, straight-line ASSICURATA handstamp, Roma cds, red framed PD, unframed CHARGE and French entry cds, reverse with framed registration, transit and arrival cancels. The reverse is a bit messy, light vertical filing crease running between two of the 80c. Very rare cover to a fine destination.
(Post Agencies in Mexico) 1914 (25.V.) registered printed envelope to Paris franked 5c. and 10c tied by framed Vera Cruz, Mexico/ U.S.Mail Agency, violet registration handstamp at left, arrival cds on front, reverse with Vera Cruz despatch cds, New York transit and further arrival cancels. Both the manuscript and printed routings have been crossed out and ignored.
(Postal Stationery) 1905 36c. envelope registered to Switzerland with despatch cds, red oval Registration date stamp with blue manuscript number, French maritime octagonal date stamp, arrival backstamp. Good clean example.
(Puerto Rico) 1918 registered envelope to La Romana, Dominican Republic, franked U.S. 1c. and 12c. tied by unclear black Mayaguez date stamp, reverse with two violet cds of Set 27 one that has been overlaid by censor tape, maybe kept by censor as next backstamp is from La Romana date Oct 2 1918, front with blue m/s “no reclamado”, various registration handstamps and final return Mayauezcds of Abr 15 1920. A repair was made to the envelope at La Romana with the paper used tied by light blue-green handstamp, on return violet three-line ‘Received in bad condition at Dead Letter Office, San Juan, Porto Rico’.
(Samoa) 1909 (26 FE) registered cover to Altenburg, Germany franked 1900 30pf., 40pf. and 2M., each a marginal, not cancelled on despatch so each cancelled in transit Auckland N.Z. Loose Letters cds, Auckland registration label tied by cds, the envelope having been endorsed Registered in English and French but without label; a heavy linen backed envelope, some toning, unusual and rare.
1864 registered cover to Glasgow, endorsed "Per Royal Mail Route" and bearing straight-line REGISTERED and framed POST OFFICE/ VICTORIA VANCOUVER handtsamp, franked United States 24c. tied target handstamp and by New York Registered date stamp,San Francisco transit cds bottom left, cursive (crown) Registered and London Paid cds arrival backstamp; some faults to envelope but still an attractive example of rare registered mail.
1869 25k. postal stationery envelope, uprated 10k. and registered to Bradford, England, stamp and printed image tied Wien despatch cds, red framed RCMDT handstamp and unframed P.D., in transit at London oval-framed 'Registered London/ From/ Prussia date stamp and cursice '(crown)/ REGISTERED' handstamp, arrival backstamp. Crease and other faults but still a good example of this highly catalogued stationery envelope used. Ferchenbauer Certificate.
1872 registered entire to Livorno, Italy bearing single franking Great Britain 10d. cancelled by full A25 obliterator, red Registered Malta cds in association, unframed P.D>, reverse with Siracusa and Napoli transits; BPA Certificate.
1875 Large size registered cover franked with 5k+10k+2x30k (all 1866 issue horizontally laid paper) all cancelled by “DRIZA 27 JAN 1875” cds, sent to St Petersburg, arrival on reverse. Very scarce correctly franked for registered letter weight 6 lots
1882 (SP 27) registered cover to Colchester franked 1863-80 perf 14 6d. bright yellow-green vertical pair and 1879-82 HALFPENNY lilac tied six neat cds, another below, oval –framed R handstamp, straight-line REGISTERED and a very early private registered red label, the pair of 6d tied London transit, repeated despatch cds on reverse, the envelope bearing printed Coat of Arms on backflap.