(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.
(British Post Offices) 1877 (9 FE) registered commercial envelope to Cospicua, Malta bearing Great Britain 1873-80 2½d., plate 6, MB and scarce 4d. vermilion, plate 15, HD cancelled by two ‘B01’ obliterators, red REGISTERED ALEXANDRIA oval date stamp to left, arrival backstamp of FE 16. A fine and rare 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.
(Moheli) 1908 (27 Juin) registered cover to Paris bearing single franking 45c. tied by blue Mayotte et Dependances Moheli cds with registration handstamp to left in same colour. Fine example of rare double weight registered French community rate. Ex Grabowski, who recorded six known 45c single franking usages.
(New South Wales) 1895 (OC 30) registered ‘FAMILY HOTEL’ envelope to Hay franked with 3d. green plus 1894 telegram stationery cut-out 1s. black tied ‘133’ numeral obliterators with Carrathool N.S.W. in association, registered manuscript and handstamps at left, arrival backstamp of next day. Fine and unusual.
(Occupation of Odessa) 1943 (10 Apr) registered express cover to Munich, franked with pair of 12L and strip of three 24L Transnistria issue all tied by ODESA1*RECOMANDATA cds, provisional Odessa boxed registration handstamp below. Munich arrival and censor mark & label applied on arrival.
(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.
(Priamur and Maritime Provinces) 1922 (1.11) registered cover to Troy, N.Y., USA franked Sept 1922 1k on 2k., 2k., 3k on 4k., 4k. and 10k. (2) plus two 15k. without frame, Vladivostok despatch cancels and both Cyrillic and English registration labels, reverse with Seattle transit and arrival cancel.
(Priamur and Maritime Provinces) 1922 (13.5.) registered cover to Troy, N.Y., USA franked 1921 unoverprinted 2k. (2), 4k. (2) and 10k. (2) plus Far Eastern Republics 1920-21 perf 7k. on 15k. (4), Vladivostok despatch cancels and both Cyrillic and English registration labels, reverse with Seattle transit and arrival cancel. Ex Dick Scheper.
(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’.