(Disinfected Mail) 1883 (21/7) 5sld stationery card to Berlin bearing Smirne despatch, Constantinopel transit of 23rd and bearing fine blue boxed handstamp of Odessa disinfection station, arrival cancel of 29th, some staining top right. An unusual routing.
(Maritime) 1876 entire to Galatz franked Danube Steam Navigation Company 10kr green cancelled by an oval D.D.S.G. Odessa 29.4. in blue, ships mark Metternich in blue oval, on arrival a 50 bani charge was raised for local delivery. A fine an unusual cover. Holcombe Cert.
1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/ OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp
1917. Uprated 3kop stationery card with 1kop (1912) cancelled by mute military XX handstamp sent to Greece, censored by boxed rectangular with ruffled single outer line “D.C. / No 435” used at Odessa during January/February 1917
1943 Registered cover from Odessa to Berlin, franked with strip of four 24L (damaged at the top) Transnistria issue all tied by ODESA1*RECOMANDATA cds, provisional Odessa boxed registration handstamp alongside. Berlin arrival and censor mark & label applied on arrival.
Eastern Roumelia 1883 envelope to St Etienne, France franked 1pi. tied by barred cancel and with green Philippopoli date stamp in association, Constantinople transit and Odessa disinfection cachet at centre. With rastel punches and cuts at edge on each side.