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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

China (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.China (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.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Official Mail

(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.

£265

Great Britain (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

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Official Mail

(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

£125

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

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

Liechtenstein 1876 (23/II) stampless Official entire bearing fine thimble Vaduz dispatch cds and on reverse Nendeln arrival cds; fine and scarce.

Liechtenstein

Covers and stamps / Liechtenstein / Official Mail

1876 (23/II) stampless Official entire bearing fine 'thimble' Vaduz dispatch cds and on reverse Nendeln arrival cds; fine and scarce.

£165

Spain 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.

Spain

Covers and stamps / Spain / Official Mail

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.

£75

Nicaragua 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.Nicaragua 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.

Nicaragua

Covers and stamps / French Maritime / Nicaragua / Maritime / Official Mail

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.

£795

Paraguay

Covers and stamps / Paraguay / Official Mail

1889 (JU 10) part printed “Republica del Paraguay/ Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores” envelope addressed to Consul General at Buenos Aires franked 1886 (Sept-Dec) ‘OFFICIAL’ overprinted set of seven tied Asuncion cds (Inverted JU month). Reverse with fine violet official cachet and arrival cds. Two heavy vertical filing creases that has caused some slight splitting.

£475

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

Tunisia 1891 stampless cover from Paris to Tunis, endorsed

Tunisia

Covers and stamps / Tunisia / Official Mail / Postage dues

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

£105

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

Nicaragua 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.

Nicaragua

Covers and stamps / Nicaragua / Official Mail

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.

£55

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

Tahiti 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.

Tahiti

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Official Mail / Registered mail

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.

£125

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