(Eastern Anatolia) 1921 envelope to Istanbul franked Ministry of Finance 5 piastre rose overprinted Ottoman Posts 1337 and tied Malatya native date stamp, at centre good strike of blue negative Malatya censor, arrival backstamps; a couple of slight stains and torn backflap, good clear cancels.
(Wurttemberg) 1897 (31 Dez) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1890 3pf. and 5pf. and 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, framed T handstam, on arrival intaglio tax handstamp but no postage dues, arrival cancels front and back, that on reverse tying a Leipzig Stamp Exhibition vignette.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and 1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.
1877 cover to Hamburg bearing very fine negative Correos de la Chimba Bolivia with illustrated Ship centre, framed FRANCA and oval-framed fancy CANCELADO, the reverse with three-line La Chimba/ Enero date stamp, routed via British Post Office at Panama with three-line handstamp on front, London transit and arrival backstamps, receiving in Hamburg a handstamped 'T' and manuscript "360" charge. Peter Holcombe Certificate.
1890 20 paras postal stationery card with heavy reinforced central crease to Alexandria cancelled by fair strike of the rare blue negative seal of Buyukdere Posta Subesi (ASP type 5, rated RRR), oval date stamp in association at left, Constantinople transit and arrival cds. Some faults but a rare item.
1891 3m. on 5m. postal stationery card with a range of instructional hand stamps and cancellations of Samanoud including three negative handstamps and a Samanoud Caisse cds, Registration and T handstamps, AR and Return cancels. Very fine and unusual.
1909 (21 Mai) picture postcard of Ruins of Bondhiste Temple, franked Indo-China 2c tied by Vapeur No1 cds (Salles 2013), similar cancel on other side together with negative Vapeur No 1 Postes Cochinchine cachet alongside, fine and rare item of mail from the Mekong.
British Post Offices: 1898 (9.12.) cover to London bearing very fine 1.P.T. Union Jack revenue stamp and International Occupation Governor Monfatsi with manuscript initials, passed to Austrian Post Office with 1pi on 10c tied Candia Oesterreichsche Post cds of 12th, redirected upon arrival with London square circle at top, London S.W. arrival backstamp. Extremely fine examples of the British handstamps, the Union Jack handstamp was in use only from December 1898 to July 1899; a little roughly opened with tear top left.