(Benin) 1900 (31 Dec) 10c. postal stationery card to Porto Novo cancelled Cotonou Dahomey cds with another strike at left, at bottom right straight-line APRES LE DEPART handstamp, arrival cd at base. With New Years message.
(East Africa) 1912 photographic hunting postcard franked 4h. tied Iringa DOA cds, to Horde, Germany where straight-line ‘In Horde nicht ermittelt’ handstamp applied and signed, Hordel? added in same pencil as possible alternative; unusual.
(Post Offices in China) 1918 (JA 1) cover to St Albans, England bearing single franking 10c. tied somewhat unclear Shanghai cds, below this two-line RECEIVED AT LIVERPOOL/ DAMAGED BY SEAWATER; envelope with large tear at left side and some other peripheral faults. A rare item, Hopkins records a piece of similar date but not a cover.
(Post Offices in Turkish Empire) 1916 German 5pf postal stationery card with “Feld” added to printed ‘Postkarte’ to Bad Homburg cancelled Konstantinopel Feldpost Mil. Miss. cds, two line red handstamp stating ‘Do Not Send Food to Turkey’
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
(Transvaal) 1897 (16 Jun) cover to Netherland Indies franked 1896-97 ½d. and vertical pair 1d. tied Pretoria cds which is repeated on reverse, Padang square circles of 8/8 and Weltevreden of 12/8, the cover being returned with framed VERTROKKEN/ PARTI handstamp and redirected to Netherlands with oval blue handstamp on front, reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds of 26 Oct.
1873 Stampless registered envelope from Elgonskov to Leipzig, postage paid in cash - annotation at the back side. Front shows Prussian RECOMANDIRT and "AUS RUSSLAN / FRANCO - TOUT" handstamp. Nice and attractive cover
1877 formula stationery card used within Kingston bearing red Jamaica Paid One Penny cds overstruck Kingston cds, small black framed ‘ADVERTISED’ top centre, less clear red straight-line handstamp and framed Returned/ Letter Branch date stamp of 15.AU.77 (The first day of use as noted in Proud).
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.
1895 (DE 31) cover from BUSHIRE to Cairo franked on reverse by India 1892-96 2a.6p. yellow-green tied by fine large part strike of type Z16 ("C14") "BUSHIRE" squared circle (still clearly showing "E" complete) with two strikes of boxed "TOO LATE" above (applied at the Bushire P.O.). Bold "SUEZ" (27 1 96) and "CAIRE" (28 1 96) transit and arrival cds alongside. Some cover creases but desirable with the "TOO LATE" marking.
1895 registered cover to Kings Lynn, Norfolk bearing single franking 30c. tied cds of uncertain index letter, circular framed registration to left, endorsed “Per French Mail”. Fine ‘Not to be found/ 48’S’ stepped handstamp and violet London cancel.
1901 '3' on '4 cents' on 2c. postal stationery newspaper wrapper cancelled cds and addressed to Bordeaux, black two-line Retour/ a L'Envoyeur at base, reverse with straight-line INCONNU a RAPPEL B handstamp plus another example with index 'C'.
1902 (31/3) 5pf ‘1900’ stationery card uprated 5pf. to Hong Kong cancelled Deutsch-Nettkow cds with two Victoria Hong Kong cancels, the card bears an endorsement that the addressee was travelling to Adelaide, Australia and Pretoria, Transvaal, Adelaide cds bottom left overstruck by bold Pretoria cds, repeated at right, Return Letter Office Johannesburg cds, returned and redirected to Clettwitz with final arrival of 30/12 02. Various instructional handstamps, not all clear.
1902 picture postcard ‘Gare de Toussoun’ to New Zealand written on board steamer in the Suez Canal frankd Great Britain ½d. green Jubilee tied by framed ‘MISDIRECTED’ handstamp, Suez cds alongside (14 IV) and to left of this Christchurch arrival cds of 20 MY. Fine and unusual.
1905 incoming cover from England to a PO Box at Johannesburg bearing 1d. KEVII tied Par.Station.R.S.O./ Cornwall cds, framed INCONNU/ UNKNOWN handstamp on front, reverse with Transvaal T.P.O. European Mail date stamp of 21 Sep, Reposted cds of 19.OCT and 27.OCT plus RETURNED LETTER OFFICE JOHANNESBURG cds of 6 Nov; some slight tone spotting.