1865 (May 18) entire to Cognac, France endorsed “Via Panama” with despatch cds at top right, faint company chop at left, routed through New York with ‘9’ charge date stamp, black handstamped ‘15’, red French entry cds, reverse with French transits and arrival cds.
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.
1888(SP 3) 1 ½d. postal stationery card with Kingstown cds repeated at centre, framed TOO LATE handstamp at right, blue Transito Panama and Transito Colon date stamps of 26 Set, Valparaiso Chile cds of 21 Oct bottom right and Rio De Janeiro date stamps front and back of 14 Nov, the front Tarde and reverse Manha, ornate framed Domicilio date stamp of 22 Nove; interesting item.