(British Post Offices) 1878 (Oct 6) envelope to Plymouth franked Great Britain 1864 1d., plate 191, SE-SF tied by PANAMA C35 duplex. endorsed at top “from J. Frost Stoker/ H.M.S. Pelican”. Arrival backstamp. Some slight damage at top left of left-hand stamp but an extremely rare concessionary usage (rate of 1d. for Panama transit charge and 1d. for Sailor’s rate) Only a few cover recorded. Ex Charles Warren, Andre Bollen and H. Wood.
(New South Wales) 1896 (JA 13) long multi franked cover to Auckland, New Zealand, the franking including surcharges with 9d. on 10d. vertical strip of three and 1891 7½d. on 6d. and 12½d. on 1s. pairs and a single, 1893 10d., 188-89 8d Lyrebird horizontal strip of three. Vertical filing crease, arrival backstamp. A striking cover.
(South - Picture Stationery) 1912 1d. lilac picture postal stationery card titled ‘Kookaburra’ with a group of four birds, to Hannover and uprated with New South Wales ½d. tied by two Fudunda S.A. square circle date stamps.
(Tasmania) 1898 2½d. red violet postal stationery envelope with black printed image entitled ‘Lake Crescent and the Old Man’s Head’; a Post Office issued envelope cto with Hobart DE 8 98 cds, fine condition. Only 312 being produced and these arrived in Tasmania on Dec 4th 1897, so this date of DE 8 must be one of the earliest known dates.
1883 (Set 20) cover to Hamburg franked 1881 10c. Quetzal single and vertical pair cancelled by blue-violet four pointed handstamp, Correos Quetzaltenango cd in same colour, reverse with octagonal Guatemala transit, London transit and framed arrival. Thick envelope opened on three sides with separation between layers.
1886 (May 16) cover to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed “via Panama y New York” and franked 1881 5c. (4) and a 10c. Quetzal, all cancelled with cork handstamps and also by CORREOS GUATEMALA ‘star’ duplex, Calais A Paris tpo bottom left, reverse Zurich and Neumunster arrival cds.
1886 (May 18) cover to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed “via Livingston y New Orleans” and franked four 1881 5c. Quetzal, three cancelled with cork handstamp and one by CORREOS GUATEMALA ‘star’ duplex, reverse with New Orleans and New York transits, Neumunster arrival cds.