1866 incoming mourning cover from Bangor, Wales franked Great Britain 6d., plate 5, PF tied duplex, showing very late usage of manuscript "Paid", red 4 1/2d charge handstamp, London transit and arrival backstamp; fine and neat.
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 (May 11) unpaid entirefrom St Juan, Porto Rico to Genova with London transit backstamp, British accountancy G.B./1f60c, French entry cds and their accountancy F.*56, rated 20 decimes on arrival with 2L Postage Due applied; good double weight cover.
1870 (Sept 5) orange-brown envelope to Norway franked 1870-71 two 2c. brown ‘Jackson’ and 1869 12c. ‘S.S. Adriatic’ with violet pen crosse and annotated in same ink at side “Shabbona Ill/ Sept 5/ 70”, the stamps additionally tied by large red ‘Wfro 2’ accountancy handstamp, New York 5 transit and Christiania cds of 25/9, reverse with red Sandosund arrival.
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.
1870 mourning wrapper from unknown South American provenance addressed to Paris, France, annotated to travel via the United States, the front bearing New York ‘12’ transit and faint London cds as well as fine diamond-framed accountancy ‘G.B./ 3f.60c., Calais A Paris tpo and rated ‘12’ decimes on arrival. Some damage to rear.
1870 wrapper put into the British post at Buenos Ayres, addressed to Naples. On reverse LONDON transit with their accountancy mark 'GB/1F60c' on the obverse alongside the subsequent French handstamp 'F.56'. Rated 10 decimes on arrival and 1L postage due affixed.
1873 (AU 6) entire to Bjorneborg, Finland bearing 1858-79 1d., plate 157, GI together with 1865-73 4d., plate 13, OB, tied by two London ZZ ‘99’ numeral duplex, endorsed to travel via St Petersburg whose transit appears on reverse, red circular-framed PD and Wfr 1½ accountancy, framed Finnish ANK handstamp at right; good clean condition.
1873 entire to Rauenberg, Germany, endorsed "pr Steamer Boyne" and with blue manuscript rate plus handstamped '11d', reverse with dispatch cds of British Post Office, London transit, Vervier/Coeln tpo and arrival cancel.
1873 stampless outer letter sheet to Genova bearing Buenos Aires company handstamp, rate handstamp '10' and framed 'F.*56' acountancy, somewhat unclear French octagonal maritime Buenos Aires date stamp, reverse with Paris transit and upon arrival 1L. Postage due applied and tied cds; fine condition.
1875 (DE 21) entire to Athens endorsed “Via Syra”, despatch cds at top right, black ‘T’ applied, ‘60’ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transits of Siracusa, Messina, Brindisi and Bari of 22nd and 24th , Syra transit and arrival cancels in Julian calendar; fine and clean condition.
1876 (Nov 16) outer letter sheet to Lyon, France endorsed to travel by America franked 1875 10s ultramarine, syl 4 tied by cork cancel, Yokohama Paid All double-ring date stamp to left, San Francisco transit of Dec 7, two-line 5/ CENTS accountancy handstamp applied in New York whose cds of Dec 14 in same ink appears on reverse. Obverse with blue Etats Unis Cherbourg French entry cds and arrival backstamp. Fine and clean condition with fine strike of rare Yokohama Paid All.
1877 (MY 12) cover to New York franked 1867-76 4d. orange (SG 11) tied by ‘A09’ obliterators with Nevis cds in association at left, New York Dur 5 Cts date stamp alongside stamp, reverse with transit cds of St Thomas of MY 14; fine and attractive.
1883 entire from Pedasto to Constantinople bearing two-line Cattaro/ Col Vapori handstamp and accountancy ‘-.30/ 3.-‘ handstamp which is repeated in manuscript alongside, reverse with Ragusa and Trieste date stamps and arrival cds.
New South Wales: 1867 outer letter sheet to Nantes, France bearing Melbourne despatch cds, annotated to go “Via Marseille”, faint red Paris transit, diamond-framed accountancy ‘G.B./ 1f.62 4/10th c’ applied and rated ‘10’ decimes, reverse with Paris a Nantes tpo and Chanternay S Loire arrival cds
undated, probably late 1840 outer letter sheet to Cadiz bearing three-line S Roque transit in apparent mixture of red and black inks and also showing fine red 13½q rate handstamp. Such 23mm high marks are known on maritime mail from Britain but rated in reales, a previously unrecorded handstamp.