(Panama) 1844 outer letter sheet to Tours, France endorsed “Via Panama”, from an unknown country bearing undated circular SOUTH AMERICA VIA PANAMA handstamp (only mentioned as dated in Robson Lowe) overstruck with very fine Panama Forwarding Agents, Louis Lewis (not listed in Rowe), red framed accountancy handstamp, reverse with double-arc Kingston Jamaica, red London transit, red French entry on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival; fine and attractive.
1822 entire from Liverpool to Corfu endorsed at bottom right to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line 'April 24: T-2,10' charge handstamp applied in Malta. Obverse bears Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits
1826 entire to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped 'WEYMOUTH/SHIP LETTER' handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia, Netherlands Indies.
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.
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.
1863 entire written from Switzerland with forwarding agents cachet from Locle (Suisse) to Lima, Peru, endorsed “Par Stmr La Plata” franked with 1853 imperf Napoleon 80c. (close to large margins) and 1862 perforated 40c. tied gros chiffres ‘1769/ B’ with Bureau Maritime cds in association, two red framed P.P., Panama double arc transit at centre, reverse with manuscript “Acheminee/ par” CH. VIGNIER/ HAVRE, Lima arrival cds alongside.
1867 entire from Odessa with fine company chop bottom left, forwarded to Constantinople with agents handstamp at top, addressed to Palermo, sicily and carried on French ship with octagonal Constantinople P.Fr. U No.3, framed Italian PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI handstamp, reverse with Messina transit and arrival date stamps.
Greece 1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'Salonico' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan post Office; a rare item.
India used in Singapore: 1860s printed envelope to Haverhill, Mass., USA bearing four colour franking tied by a little unclear 'B/172' cancels, red London transit below, '5 N.York Am Pkt date stamp and cursive '16 cents' accountancy,the reverse bearing good example of double oval 'FORWARDED BY BOUSTEAD & Co.' and Singapore date stamp;tiny piece of backflap missing, fine and rare.