(French Post Offices) 1922 large piece bearing eight values from the scarce large surcharges issue, each stamp cancelled with framed AR handstamp, the two Merson stamps with complete handstamp and very rare like this.
(German Post Offices) 1915 (13/12) large registered AR envelope to Tientsin with franking including a $½ on 1m, stamps tie Peking Deutsche Post cds, arrival backstamp. A scarce commercial franking with a high value, some faults to envelope and reduced at left.
(Interrupted Mail) 1941 (Dec 19) registered, Return Receipt Requested, 3c legal size stationery envelope to Philippines uprated with 3c. Jefferson, 15c. Buchanan and 3c Torch tied by two four-ring targets, reverse with Mahukona Hawaii Registered cds, Honolulu transit that ties the pair of Christmas seals, undeliverable because of the War gainst the Japanese at the destination, brown censor tape at side tied RELEASED/ BY I.C.B. – 58 handstamp on reverse, new Honolulu cds of Apr 13 1942 with final Mahukona arrival of APR 18, the front showing two-line RETURNED TO SENDER/ SERVICE INTERRUPTED; vertical central crease affecting one label otherwise fine item.
(Mexico) 1914 AR registered cover to Manchester, England bearing single franking 12c. Franklin tied Veracruz. Mex. cds, violet registration handstamp to left, reverse with Vera Cruz cds in same ink and New York transit; missing backflap and some light toning, showing generally good quality cancels.
1890. 13 November, return receipt with certificate of posting, from St Petersburg to Ekaterinburg, bearing 7kop blue (1889 issue) tied by small double circle St Petersburg cds. At the top manuscript notation about 1,000R sent with this letter to the same recipient at Ekaterinburg. Reverse shows Ekaterinburg 25.11 despatch and St Petersburg arrival 6 Dez. 1890
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.
1893 (May 10) 10c. postal stationery envelope registered A.R. to Alger, Algeria, endorsed “via New Orleans New York”, cancelled with light blue-green Officine De Certificados oval-framed date stamp, registration handstamp with space for both number and weight, circular Guatemala A.R. handstamp, French red Chargements transits; fine condition.
1893 (Nov 23) 5c. blue stationery envelope A.R. registered to Frankfurt uprated ‘Arms’ 5c. on front and further 5c. and a 10c. on reverse tied by light blue-green four bars cancel, CORREOS POCHUTA cds in same colour and at right a circular framed Guatemala A.R. handstamp, registration handstamp at left, red London transit and arrival backstamp.
1894 (5 Mar) registered AR cover to Boizenburg, Germany franked 1885-91 5c. and 20c. (one 5c. added without cancel) tied by barred ’M’ with CORREOS MONTE CRISTY date stamp in association showing inverted ‘5’ in date, blue ‘Avis De Reception’ label at left, New York registration etiquette over stamps, reverse with New York transits and arrival plus large red-violet ‘J. Stafelfel Monte Cristy Kaiserl. Deutscher Consular Agent.’; small tear at side and small paper adhesion on back. Ex Krug
1894 (7 Jul) 3c. postal stationery envelope registered to Switzerland, additionally franked with 5c. and registration 10c. red on yellow (uncancelled as usual, small surface rubs), cancelled Monrovia, London ad Liverpool transits, arrival backstamp. Fine item
1895 (Aug) '1895' 6c. on 5c. postal stationery envelope A.R. registered to Essen, Germany additionally franked on reverse with 'Arms' 1c (straight edge) and strip of three 6c.cancelled registration handstamp; fine condition.
1895 (Mar 11) registered AR cover to Paris bearing single franking 25c. with ‘R’ in bars cancel, A.R. circular handstamp alongside , oval despatch date stamp and registration handstamp, arrival backstamp.
1896-1901 group of five AR covers, two registration stationery and the others ordinary stationery, each with violet double-ring handstamp, all to same company in Hamburg from five different towns; fair to fine condition.
1897 (14 May) ‘AR’ registered cover to Algeria franked 10c. and 25c. (single and pair) tied by Noumea cds, reverse with five small golden studs, Marseille transit and Alger arrival cds. A few insignificant stains, a fine AR cover, Ex. Grabowski.
1897 (2 Jan) AVIS DE RECEPTION form from New York with Zanzibar arrival cds and put into a stampless Post Office registered envelope and returned, the AR form with thimble Zanzibar Reg cds of 8 FE, the envelope with similar cds of 16th, London transits on front and arrival backstamp; a fine and scarce survivor with both form and envelope together.
1898 (Jul 30) registered AR cover to Schwetz, Germany franked ‘Arms’ 10c. and 25c. tied by violet bars, oval registered date stamp and registration framed handstamp with manuscript number plus circular framed A.R., straight-line Ruckschein applied on arrival, arrival backstamp, seal cut out of envelope.
1898 (Mar 17) registered ‘AR’ envelope to Paris franked ‘Union of Central America’ 3c. and pair of 12c. each cancelled by violet ‘star’ in circle handstamp, San Salvador cds in association. The 3c overlaid with New York registration label, violet registration handstamp and A.R. handstamp, reverse with New York transit and arrival cds. Corner faults to envelope.
1899 (16 Dic) ‘Ministerio de Guerra y Marina’ printed envelope to the Paraguayan Consul at Buenos Aires, sent registered AR and franked 1891-93 small black OFICIAL overprinted 15c. (vertical pair) and 50c. tied Asuncion cds, registration label to right with ‘AR’ handstamp over ‘R’, arrival backstamp.
1899 (23 Set) cover to Buenos Aires, sent registered AR and franked 1892-96 60c yellow-orange corner marginal tied Asuncion cds, registration label to left with ‘AR’ handstamp over ‘R’, another two handstamps towards base, arrival backstamp.
1902 (1 Dec) AR registered cover to Strasbourg bearing single franking 75c. tied Fort de France Chargements cds, framed ‘R’ and ‘AR’ in same blue-green ink, arrival backstamp. A fine single franking.