(South) 1890s OHMS formula registration envelope from Education Department additionally franked pair O.S. overprinted 2½d. cancelled by single unclear square circle; vertical filing crease at left.
(Official Mail) 1899 (23 Janv) ‘LETTRE TOMBEE EN REBUT’ printed Post Office envelope to St Marie with Tananarive cds and straight-line CHARGE, “charge” repeated in manuscript top right. This envelope was used by the Post Office to return undeliverable mail, always by registered post for security; central vertical crease, ex Grabowski.
(Official Mail) 1904 printed envelope to the Commisioner of Customs at Nanning, printed ‘ON SERVICE.’ at top and to right framed ‘Inspectorate General/ POSTAGE PAID/ Statistical Department’, reverse with Shanghai despatch and Wuchow cds; fine condition.
(Officials) 1901 (MR 7) ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ ‘H.M. Office of Works’ printed envelope used within London franked ‘O.W. OFFICIAL’ overprinted ½d. vermilion tied London ‘84’ cds
(South) 1894 registered formula O.H.M.S. registration envelope of Education Department franked vertical pair 1891-95 2½d. on 4d. tied by Adelaide square circles, arrival backstamp
(South) 1899 cover to England bearing single franking 1897-1901 ‘O.S.’ overprinted 2½d (S.G. O75) tied Adelaide duplex; faint violet Private Secre… handstamp bottom left, Burgh arrival backstamp. Without backflap otherwise fine.
(South) Unclearly dated O.H.M.S. cover from Postmaster General’s Department to London franked 2d. mauve with O.S. perfin
(Western) 1901 OHMS registered cover Perth to England franked with 5d Swan tied ‘R’ handstamp, various violet Officil handstamps and London transit, arrival backstamp. The stamp used was not necessary. The envelope has had the ‘HER’ replaced by handstamped ‘HIS’ at top.
1866 O.H.M.S. wrapper used to Spanish Town franked by bisected 1d. tied A52 obliterator with cds of Mandeville in association on reverse, front bearing arrival cancel; some slight tones, (S.G. 1d.)
1876 (23/II) stampless Official entire bearing fine 'thimble' Vaduz dispatch cds and on reverse Nendeln arrival cds; fine and scarce.
1879 stampless cover to France bearing blue privilege CONGRESS CORREOS circular date stamp with crown at top, black handstamped 'T' as this privilege did not extend yo overseas mail, no evidence of charge being paid, with red arrival cds.
1883 envelope with imprinted albino seal on backflap ‘Secretaria De Hacienda’, addressed to Paris routed through Colon to connect with the “Ville de Brest” bound for St. Nazaire. Front bears red French maritime octagonal Panama-Union * Paq.F.A.No.1 * date stamp (Salles 1415a/1) with blue arrival alongside. Rare and early Official cover. Ex Schatykes.
1891 stampless envelope ex Government House to London, endorsed “pr Amber Via Gibraltar” and initialled in the corner “W.B.G.” of W.B Griffith, the Governor. On arrival in London with good strike of Official Paid London E.C. cds. Faults to the periphery of the envelope, a rare Official cover.
1891 stampless cover from Paris to Tunis, endorsed "affaire de service/ Colis postaux", straight-line handstamp 'a percevoir' applied on arrival and pair 15c. applied with large 'T' perfin, one upright and the other inverted, reverse with tunis cds
1893 (27 Oct) Tonga Government Frank envelope sent registered to Sydney so uprated with 2 12d. King George II tied Nukualofa cds, violet registration handstamp bottom left, reverse with company chopk and arrival cancel.
1894 (Oct 28) printed envelope to New York franked 1893 Official 10c. deep orange tied Managua cds in violet, New York arrival backstamp; small tear in envelope top left.
1894 printed Pot Office Returned Letyter Office envelope from Bruxelles to Dinant, with Bruxelles cds at right and at left blue Postes Rebuts Belgique cds, arrival backstamp. Good clean condition
1894 stampless envelope from London Post Office addressed ‘Bulletin de Verification/ pour/ “Tahiti”, red oval despatch date stamp, San Francisco transit registration label top left, reverse with New York transit and Papeete arrival backstamp. Fine and unusual.
1896 Tonga Government Vavau handstamped cover with frank overstruck by cds, reverse with transit and Auckland cds, some tone spotting, good overseas usage.
1898 and 1899 wrapper and envelope from Goree to Dakar, both stampless and endorsed “S.a” and with large SERVICE ADMINISTATIE GOREE handstamp with Officials signature. Ex Grabowski, on his album page.