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Australia  (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.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Official Mail / Postal Stationery

(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.

£75

Aegean Islands (Scarpanto) 1943 Government envelope with hand stamp Stazione Carabinieri Reali/ Scarpanto to National Fascist Institute with 50c. and 1L. Postage Dues tied Rodi cds; light central vertical filing crease, unusual item.

Aegean Islands

Covers and stamps / Aegean Islands / Rhodes / Postage dues / Official Mail

(Scarpanto) 1943 Government envelope with hand stamp Stazione Carabinieri Reali/ Scarpanto to National Fascist Institute with 50c. and 1L. Postage Dues tied Rodi cds; light central vertical filing crease, unusual item.

£375

Australia (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

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Registered mail / Official Mail

(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

£135

Australia (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.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Official Mail

(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.

£175

Australia (South) Unclearly dated O.H.M.S. cover from Postmaster General’s Department to London franked 2d. mauve with O.S. perfin

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Official Mail / Perfin

(South) Unclearly dated O.H.M.S. cover from Postmaster General’s Department to London franked 2d. mauve with O.S. perfin

£65

Australia (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.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australian States / Official Mail

(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.

£495

AUSTRIAN LEVANT 1863 cover bearing

AUSTRIAN LEVANT

Covers and stamps / Austrian Levant / Official Mail / Pre stamp

1863 cover bearing "Consulat de France/en Epiro" handstamp to Constantinople bearing 'JANINA' date stamp, two straight-line 'FRANCO' handstamps, arrival backstamp of Austrian Post Office and large part flattened red wax seal of Consulate.

£375

Jamaica 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.)

Jamaica

Covers and stamps / Jamaica / Official Mail / No. 1s / Bisects / Wrapper

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.)

£325

Gold Coast 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.Gold Coast 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.

Gold Coast

Covers and stamps / Gold Coast / Great Britain Incoming / Official Mail

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.

£245

Tonga 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.Tonga 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.

Tonga

Covers and stamps / Tonga / Registered mail / Official Mail

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.

£225

SAN MARINO 1894 cover to LUND, Sweden franked 5c. + 20c. cancelled REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO cds.

SAN MARINO

Covers and stamps / San Marino / Official Mail

1894 cover to LUND, Sweden franked 5c. + 20c. cancelled 'REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO' cds.

£90

Belgium  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

Belgium

Covers and stamps / Belgium / Returned mail / Official Mail

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

£65

Tonga 1896 Tonga Government Vavau handstamped cover with frank overstruck by cds, reverse with transit and Auckland cds, some tone spotting, good overseas usage.

Tonga

Covers and stamps / Tonga / Official Mail

1896 Tonga Government Vavau handstamped cover with frank overstruck by cds, reverse with transit and Auckland cds, some tone spotting, good overseas usage.

£60

New Zealand 1901 (13 MR) stampless cover to Mount Vernon, Waipawa bearing manuscript O.P.S. and signed Eric Goldsmith. Also with letter stating that he, Eric Goldsmith was coming to inspect the recipients property on behalf of Commission of Crown Lands, Waipukurau arrival backstamp. The envelope and letter with Empire Hotel imprints.New Zealand 1901 (13 MR) stampless cover to Mount Vernon, Waipawa bearing manuscript O.P.S. and signed Eric Goldsmith. Also with letter stating that he, Eric Goldsmith was coming to inspect the recipients property on behalf of Commission of Crown Lands, Waipukurau arrival backstamp. The envelope and letter with Empire Hotel imprints.

New Zealand

Covers and stamps / New Zealand / Official Mail / Hotel

1901 (13 MR) stampless cover to Mount Vernon, Waipawa bearing manuscript O.P.S. and signed Eric Goldsmith. Also with letter stating that he, Eric Goldsmith was coming to inspect the recipients property on behalf of Commission of Crown Lands, Waipukurau arrival backstamp. The envelope and letter with Empire Hotel imprints.

£65

AUSTRIAN LEVANT (Macedonia) 1911 printed envelope of Austro-Hungarian Consulate in Uskub to Vienna franked Austrian stamp (and not Levant issue) tied SALONICH USKUB TPO; central filing crease but still a good example of a rare franking.

AUSTRIAN LEVANT (Macedonia)

Covers and stamps / Austrian Levant / Official Mail / TPO

1911 printed envelope of Austro-Hungarian Consulate in Uskub to Vienna franked Austrian stamp (and not Levant issue) tied 'SALONICH USKUB' TPO; central filing crease but still a good example of a rare franking.

£275

ALBANIA 1913 (1gr) Official seal of PTT, without Coat of Arms, rouletted label (hoirzontal crease before attaching), single franking on cover (vertical fold) from ELBASAN/2 10 1913 to Vlone with QUKES transit 3 10 1913 on reverse. Michel names 14 Oct. as the first day of usage.

ALBANIA

Covers and stamps / Albania / Official Mail

1913 (1gr) Official seal of PTT, without Coat of Arms, rouletted label (hoirzontal crease before attaching), single franking on cover (vertical fold) from 'ELBASAN/2 10 1913' to Vlone with 'QUKES' transit '3 10 1913' on reverse. Michel names 14 Oct. as the first day of usage.

£375

Tonga  1914 registered On His Majestys Service stampless cover to Berne, Switzerland bearing Nukualofa cds top right and oval registration bottom left straight-line REGISTERED below this, reverse with unusual Seattle entry cds, New York transits and arrival cds.Tonga  1914 registered On His Majestys Service stampless cover to Berne, Switzerland bearing Nukualofa cds top right and oval registration bottom left straight-line REGISTERED below this, reverse with unusual Seattle entry cds, New York transits and arrival cds.

Tonga

Covers and stamps / Tonga / Official Mail

1914 registered 'On His Majesty's Service' stampless cover to Berne, Switzerland bearing Nukualofa cds top right and oval registration bottom left straight-line REGISTERED below this, reverse with unusual Seattle entry cds, New York transits and arrival cds.

£75

New Zealand 1915 (4.Feb) Post and Telegraph Department receipt for telephone rental at Ekethauna with O.H.M.S. on front and short address; central crease and filing holes.

New Zealand

Covers and stamps / New Zealand / Official Mail

1915 (4.Feb) Post and Telegraph Department receipt for telephone rental at Ekethauna with O.H.M.S. on front and short address; central crease and filing holes.

£55

Papua 1931 O.H.M.S. “THE PAPUAN VILLAGER” wrapper to St Peters, South Australia, franked 1911-12 perforated OS ½d. yellow-green horizontal pair, cancelled faint Port Moresby, some slight toning around perfs, unusual

Papua

Covers and stamps / Papua / Official Mail / Wrapper

1931 O.H.M.S. “THE PAPUAN VILLAGER” wrapper to St Peters, South Australia, franked 1911-12 perforated OS ½d. yellow-green horizontal pair, cancelled faint Port Moresby, some slight toning around perfs, unusual

£115

Malta 1931 ‘ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE’ large registered Official Paid stampless envelope to England bearing red cds and framed ‘2 ½d.’ and ‘4d.’charge handstamps, G.P.O. Malts cds, registered arrival cancel backstamps; some slight faults, scarce.

Malta

Covers and stamps / Malta / Official Mail

1931 ‘ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE’ large registered Official Paid stampless envelope to England bearing red cds and framed ‘2 ½d.’ and ‘4d.’charge handstamps, G.P.O. Malts cds, registered arrival cancel backstamps; some slight faults, scarce.

£195