1897 (MR 2) registered cover to Leicester, England bearing single franking 1898 1s. blue-green, wmk Crown CA, cancelled by ‘A05’ obliterator, fine red Registered Nassau and oval framed ‘R’, hooded London transit bottom right, arrival backstamp; fine example of quadruple rate, ex Davis.
1897 (NO 12) registered cover to Wolverhampton franked 1d. (2) and 2½d. tied by red square circle Warri date stamp, ‘R’ handstamp to left, oval Liverpool transit below, reverse with another fine despatch date stamp and arrival cds. The wax seal on reverse is from Customs House Warri.
1897 Value Declared (100 francs) registered cover to Paris franked 30c. and 40c. tied Binh-Dinh Annan cds, straight-line CHARGE alongside with manuscript number, bottom right with French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr. No.5 date stamp of 1 Mai, insurance handstamp on reverse, various local transits and new French maritime cancel Ligne T Paq. Fr. No.4 date stamp of 9 Mai, arrival backstamp of 25 Mai; a couple of light vertical filing creases.
1898 registered cover to London bearing fine mixed issue franking of 1886 1d. on 1s orange, 1888-91 Postage And Revenue 1d. on 8d. and 1883 6d., tied St George’s cds, red London arrival additionally tying stamps, no backstamps; fine and attractive.
1898 registered cover to Saba, Netherlands West Indies, franked 5c. and 8c. with pen cancels, below 8c. three-line violet REGISTERED/ JUN 10 1898/ MOBILE, ALA, routed via New York with transit registration label top left and cds on reverse. The envelope has been endorsed to go by St Kitts whose cds appears on reverse, this endorsement partly overstruck with St.-Eustatius (Curacao) registration label. Envelope slightly reduced at right otherwise an interesting registered cover.
1899 (Dec 29) registered multifranked cover to Leipzig, Germany including 3d Registration stamp, two 2½d. on 1s. surcharges and a Provisional Govt 1d. tied Apia date stamps, straight line REGISTERED, London transit, reverse with N.Z. Marine P.O. / R.M.S. Alameda date stamp; fine condition.
1900 (27/1) 5pf 1900 illustrated stationery card sebt registered from Hamburg to Shanklin, Isle of Wight additionally franked 25pf Arms tied cds, London transit. With message in English “this card must be registered because it is very likely that it else gets stolen. It’s given out only a few weeks”.
1900 5c. postal stationery envelope registered to Berlin uprated three 10c. Quetzal, cancelled with registration handstamp at top and oval registration office date stamp at base, sent with advise of receipt as shown by arrival handstamp.
1900 cover to London franked 1d. tied manuscript “Post Office/ Jebba/ 12 9 1900” and cancelled by double-oval Lokoja Post Office date stamp of 14 Sep, this cancel repeated on reverse together with arrival cds; a little roughly opened at top, otherwise fine and rare.
1900 registered envelope to Vienna, Austria, franked 500r Newspaper stamp surcharged ‘700 1898 700’ and cancelled Sao Paolo date stamp, German TPO registration etiquette for Verviers-Coln, reverse with Rio de Janeiro transit and arrival cds.
1901 (17 Aout) Imperial Korean Post U.P.U. 4c. stationery card uprated 10c. and registered to Paris, tied Seoul Coree cds and with framed red registration handstamp tp left, Shanghai Chine transit cds of French Post Offices, reverse with arrival cancels. Only two registered used examples are recorded, stained bottom right corner, a rarity.
1901 (26 Juil) registered cover to Alger franked ‘Group Type’ 10c. and 30c. tied by very fine red Haiphong Tonkin cds with framed ‘R’ in same colour at left, reverse with Marseille transit and alger arrival cds. A fine and attractive cover.
1901 2d registration envelope additionally franked 1d. to England, the stamp image not cancelled, the 1d. with two-line manuscript “Dodowah/ 27-7-01” with similar manuscript by way of registration, reverse with London transit and Banbury arrival of AU 25.
1902 (4 Sep) registered cover to Hanoi bearing combination franking with coiling Dragons 10c. on front and, on reverse 1c. (4) and 2c. each tied by Lungchow cds, together with Indo China 40c. tied double-ring Lannkchow cds with another clearer strike alongside, very fine Chinese registration handstamp top left. Envelope opened-out for display, a fine and scarce cover.