(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.
(Leeward Islands) 1910 registered cover to Germany bearing single franking 1902 Watermark Crown CA 2s6d green and black (SG 27) tied inded A cds, registration label top left and New York transit registration etiquette, reverse with New York transits and arrival cds.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Sardinia) 1863 registerd cover to Edinburgh franked pair 60c. lilac, London printing Sass L21) tied ‘2454’ numerl lozenge, Villacidro cds in association, framed RACCOMANDATO and unframed P.D., fine strike of rare Sardinia/ (crown)/ Registered, London transit, arrival backstamp; small part of backflap missing. G Bottacchi Certificate.
(Serbian Forces) 1917 registered cover to Geneva, Switzerland, redirected to Lausanne, franked by two 15c. ‘Sameuse’ on front with a further pair of 10c. on the reverse, tied by Tresor Et Postes *504* date stamp, censor handstamps in French and cyrillic; fine condition.
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.
1868 (25 Nov) registered cover to Huddersfield franked by three 60c. tied ‘28’ numerals with Torino depath cds at base, framed rgistration handstamp and good stike, applied at London in transit ‘Registered London/ FROM ITALY’, arrival backstamp.
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.
1871 registered outer letter sheet to London bearing mixed issue franking of 1864-68 16sk and 1870-71 Posthorn 2sk and 4sk cancelled three-ring '51' handstamps, 'ODENSE' despatch cds and red oval-framed 'REGISTERED LONDON/FROM DENMARK'; horizontal filing crease clear of stamps.