(Victoria) 1875 cover from St Kilda to Manchester franked three 2d and a 6d. tied numeral duplex cancels, on arrival at Manchester envelope re-directed to New York and additionally franked 6d. gray, plate 14 tied Manchester duplex; small part of backflap missing resulting in only small part of arrival cancel surviving, bottom right front corner missing and opened out for display.
1872 (JU 7) cover to New York franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, LB, plate 12 and 1s. green, LK, plate 5, cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London and New York Paid date stamps below, rated “4” and with Brooklyn arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.
(British Post Office) 1870 (JA 1) cover to Lancaster, Penn., USA franked Great Britain 1858-79 1d., plate 116 and 1867-80 10d. tied 'B02' obliterators, Alexandria transit to left, cursive US '2 CENTS' and entry cds. The cover pays 11d. rate that changed this day to 8d.; ex Wolsbauer.
(British Post Offices) 1872 cover to Germantown, Philadelphia, USA franked Great Britain 4d. and 6d. cancelled ‘B01’ obliterators with Cairo cds in association to left, London transit with New York Paid All cds alongside with cursive ‘2/ CENTS’ overstruck, unclear framed hand stamp on reverse; fine early stamped pre UPU transatlantic cover.
(Lebanon) 1875 (NO 11) printed ‘United States Consulate at/ “Beirut, Syria”’ (added in manuscript) envelope to Omaha, Nebraska, USA franked Great Britain 1873-80 2½d. rosy-mauve (blued paper), plate 1, KC-LC vertical pair tied by G06 obliterator, British Post Office Beyrout cds alongside, London transit, reverse with New York Paid All cds. Envelope disinfected with solitary slit. Stamp LC with perf damage towards top left and envelope slightly reduced at right.
(Newfoundland) 1858 entire datelined “Petites” to France bearing accountancy handstamp ‘2f62c’, rating handstamps on front as well as French entry cds, reverse with framed SHIP LETTER/ HALIFAX N.S. datestamp, red London transit and internal French cancels; fine and clean condition.
(Prince Edward Island) 1872 (March) cover from Charlottetown to London, franked at the 8c. rate to pay for the faster 'Cunard' service via New York by 1872 1c. brown-orange (2) and 3c. rose (2) tied by 'barred and dotted' obliterator, London arrival. Slight faults including creasing but a unique and important cover. Any cover to the UK with the 1872 'cents' issueis very rare, but this is the only recorded example of the 8c. rate. RPS Cert (1984), Ex Brassler.
(Thurn und Taxis) 1860s cover to Walden, Orange County, New York franked 1859-61 5 Sgr. (2, with touched margins) and 1865-66 rouletted 2 Sgr. dull blue tied 234 four-ring numerals, Jena cds in association, red transit Aachen Paid 23 Cts and New York Am Pkt ? Paid, attractive neat transatlantic cover.
(Thurn und Taxis) 1862 (12 Jun) cover to Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio franked 1859-61 1Kr. (2), 9Kr. and 30Kr., the 1Kr with touched margins, the 9Kr. with large margins showing parts of 7 adjoining stamps and 30Kr. with touched margin bottom left, a right-hand marginal, tied 104 four-ring numerals, Darmstadt despatch top right overstruck red transit Aachen Paid 23 Cts and Boston Br Pkt 28 Paid, reverse with Mainz/Coln tpo and Bahnpost Mainz-Bingen date stamp.
(Transatlantic Mail) Undated cover to Boston bearing mixed franking 1863-64 perf 9½ 15kr. Arms pair and #coarse whiskers’ 3kr. tied Josefstadt in Wien cds, reverse with part Bremen transit and on front framed PAID handstamp applied on arrival; envelope slightly reduced at left.
1848 entire from Zante to Boston, United States endorsed “Via Marseilles” without any clear indication of despatch except for commercial chop top right, addressed care of forwarding agents in London whose blue ornate handstamp appears at base, red PAID date stamp of London and red ‘29’ US accountancy.
1851 cover to Hinckley, England, with contents datelined 29th August bearing 1851 12c. Washington pair with margins touched at sides, cancelled two grids of bars, Buffalo N.Y. handstamp at right, overstruck by ‘19’ accountancy handstamp, oxidised Paid In/ America/ Liverpool bottom left, arrival backstamp.
1859 (April 18) cover to England franked pair 10d. 'Jacques Cartier' tied by two bar obliterators with crown framed 'Legislative Assembly/ April 18/ 1859/Canada' handstamp, London transit. The left-hand stamp with four fine margins and that on the right with three goood margins; a fine and attractive double weight cover
1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.
1864 registered cover to Glasgow, endorsed "Per Royal Mail Route" and bearing straight-line REGISTERED and framed POST OFFICE/ VICTORIA VANCOUVER handtsamp, franked United States 24c. tied target handstamp and by New York Registered date stamp,San Francisco transit cds bottom left, cursive (crown) Registered and London Paid cds arrival backstamp; some faults to envelope but still an attractive example of rare registered mail.
1868 cover to New York franked 12c. and 30c. vermilion each cancelled B62 obliterators, envelope endorsed ”Via Marseilles” with London Paid transit, New York Paid All cds and ‘3 CENTS’ accountancy, reverse with Hong Kong cds and good strike of ‘Forwarded By/ Russell & Co./ Hong Kong’; fine and attractive cover.
1870 entire to France bearing 2c ‘Post Horse and Rider’ pair tied segmented cork handstamp, a blue dated company handstamp at left and a red New York cds at right, oval-framed ‘GB/ 40c’ accountancy handstamp, London transit on reverse together with various French cds.
1870 entire to France bearing single franking 6c ‘Washington’ tied segmented cork handstamp, New Orleans despatch cds to left oversturck with oval framed accountancy ‘GB/40c’, New York transit bottom right and French entry cds from England at left, reverse with arrival backstamps; fine and attractive.
1871 (FE 25) cover to Philadelphia franked Great Britain 4d. vermilion, MA, plate 12 and 1s. green, CB, plate 4, neatly cancelled ‘A26’ duplex with red London, rated “4” and with arrival backstamp. A fine and scarce double rate cover.