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China (Chinkiang  Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.China (Chinkiang  Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Registered mail / Local Posts

(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.

£3750

China (Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.China (Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.

£245

Morocco (German Post Offices) 1900 (30 Avr) cover to Oppeln franked Local Post ‘Mazagan – Marakech’ tied J. Brudo Marakech Maroc date stamps, additionally franked German Post Offices 3c. on 3pf. (2), 5c. on 5pf. (2) and 10c. on 10pf. tied Mazagan Deutsche Post cds, arrival backstamp, some water staining on envelope.Morocco (German Post Offices) 1900 (30 Avr) cover to Oppeln franked Local Post ‘Mazagan – Marakech’ tied J. Brudo Marakech Maroc date stamps, additionally franked German Post Offices 3c. on 3pf. (2), 5c. on 5pf. (2) and 10c. on 10pf. tied Mazagan Deutsche Post cds, arrival backstamp, some water staining on envelope.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / German Post Offices / Local Posts / Combination covers

(German Post Offices) 1900 (30 Avr) cover to Oppeln franked Local Post ‘Mazagan – Marakech’ tied J. Brudo Marakech Maroc date stamps, additionally franked German Post Offices 3c. on 3pf. (2), 5c. on 5pf. (2) and 10c. on 10pf. tied Mazagan Deutsche Post cds, arrival backstamp, some water staining on envelope.

£695

China (Hankow Local Post) 1890s registered cover  to Shanghai bearing single franking 5c. Tea Coolie tied unclear violet cds, REGISTERED handstamp alongside with manuscript number, reverse with further despatch cds and arrival cds. A rare registered cover.China (Hankow Local Post) 1890s registered cover  to Shanghai bearing single franking 5c. Tea Coolie tied unclear violet cds, REGISTERED handstamp alongside with manuscript number, reverse with further despatch cds and arrival cds. A rare registered cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Hankow Local Post) 1890s registered cover to Shanghai bearing single franking 5c. Tea Coolie tied unclear violet cds, REGISTERED handstamp alongside with manuscript number, reverse with further despatch cds and arrival cds. A rare registered cover.

£975

China (Hankow Local Post) 1896 (AU 13) cover to Shanghai franked redrawn 1c. on 30c. pair tied Hankow cds which is repeated on reverse together with arrival cds of 17th . An extremely rare multiple on cover.China (Hankow Local Post) 1896 (AU 13) cover to Shanghai franked redrawn 1c. on 30c. pair tied Hankow cds which is repeated on reverse together with arrival cds of 17th . An extremely rare multiple on cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Hankow Local Post) 1896 (AU 13) cover to Shanghai franked redrawn 1c. on 30c. pair tied Hankow cds which is repeated on reverse together with arrival cds of 17th . An extremely rare multiple on cover.

£2875

China (Hankow Local Post) 1896 (MR 14) cover to Shanghai franked 2c. on 20c. brown-red and 5c. on 30c. deep reddish purple tied Hankow Local Post, this cancel repeated on reverse together with arrival cancel of 18th. Fine condition, rare stamps on cover.China (Hankow Local Post) 1896 (MR 14) cover to Shanghai franked 2c. on 20c. brown-red and 5c. on 30c. deep reddish purple tied Hankow Local Post, this cancel repeated on reverse together with arrival cancel of 18th. Fine condition, rare stamps on cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Hankow Local Post) 1896 (MR 14) cover to Shanghai franked 2c. on 20c. brown-red and 5c. on 30c. deep reddish purple tied Hankow Local Post, this cancel repeated on reverse together with arrival cancel of 18th. Fine condition, rare stamps on cover.

£1695

China (Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 rice paper wrapper franked ½c. red/yellow Postage Due tied oval date stamp that is repeated on reverse; good condition.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 rice paper wrapper franked ½c. red/yellow Postage Due tied oval date stamp that is repeated on reverse; good condition.

£145

China (Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.China (Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts / Consular Mail

(Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.

£4350

Morocco (Local Post) 1898 cover to Berlin bearing French Post Office 25c on 25c. (for overseas postage) and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan on 11 Mai, further Local Post cds on reverse, Tanger transit and Berlin arrival. Some trivial toning not detracting from mixed franking cover from German Ambassador, shortly before the  German Post Office.Morocco (Local Post) 1898 cover to Berlin bearing French Post Office 25c on 25c. (for overseas postage) and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan on 11 Mai, further Local Post cds on reverse, Tanger transit and Berlin arrival. Some trivial toning not detracting from mixed franking cover from German Ambassador, shortly before the  German Post Office.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Local Posts / Combination covers

(Local Post) 1898 cover to Berlin bearing French Post Office 25c on 25c. (for overseas postage) and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan on 11 Mai, further Local Post cds on reverse, Tanger transit and Berlin arrival. Some trivial toning not detracting from mixed franking cover from German Ambassador, shortly before the German Post Office.

£475

Morocco (Local Post) 1900 cover to Mazagan franked by 10c. ‘Hunting Gazelle’ tied by Marrakech Maroc cds, a little roughly opened at base causing small tear at base. Scarce cover.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Local Posts / Hunting

(Local Post) 1900 cover to Mazagan franked by 10c. ‘Hunting Gazelle’ tied by Marrakech Maroc cds, a little roughly opened at base causing small tear at base. Scarce cover.

£275

Morocco (Local Post) 1900 cover to Tanger bearing French Post Office 10c on 10c.  and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. ‘Hunting Gazelle’ cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp repeated below, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan, further Local Post cds on reverse together with fine violet bilingual military cachet. Fine and rare.Morocco (Local Post) 1900 cover to Tanger bearing French Post Office 10c on 10c.  and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. ‘Hunting Gazelle’ cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp repeated below, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan, further Local Post cds on reverse together with fine violet bilingual military cachet. Fine and rare.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Local Posts / Combination covers

(Local Post) 1900 cover to Tanger bearing French Post Office 10c on 10c. and Mazagan to Marakech 10c. ‘Hunting Gazelle’ cancelled J. Brudo Marakech date stamp repeated below, the French Offices stamp cancelled Mazagan, further Local Post cds on reverse together with fine violet bilingual military cachet. Fine and rare.

£475

Bahrain (Local Post) 1959 long airmail cover to Denmark franked 40n.p. on 6d. together with Local Post 3p. tied by single double ring cds.

Bahrain

Covers and stamps / Bahrain / Local Posts

(Local Post) 1959 long airmail cover to Denmark franked 40n.p. on 6d. together with Local Post 3p. tied by single double ring cds.

£95

Morocco (Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, El Ksar to Tetuan, cancelled by Postes Marocaines El-Ksar, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines Tetuan arrival cds; fine and scarce.Morocco (Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, El Ksar to Tetuan, cancelled by Postes Marocaines El-Ksar, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines Tetuan arrival cds; fine and scarce.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Postal Stationery / Local Posts

(Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, El Ksar to Tetuan, cancelled by Postes Marocaines El-Ksar, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines Tetuan arrival cds; fine and scarce.

£595

Morocco (Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, Tetuan to El Ksar, cancelled by Postes Marocaines Tetuan, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines El-Ksar arrival cds; fine and scarce.Morocco (Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, Tetuan to El Ksar, cancelled by Postes Marocaines Tetuan, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines El-Ksar arrival cds; fine and scarce.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Postal Stationery / Local Posts

(Local Posts) 1897 5c. postal stationery card of Morrish Horseman, Tetuan to El Ksar, cancelled by Postes Marocaines Tetuan, with message on reverse with Postes Marocaines El-Ksar arrival cds; fine and scarce.

£595

Morocco (Local) Late 1890s 5c. postal stationery card of Moorish Horseman, El Ksar to Tetuan cancelled by Maghen negative seal, the card is a slightly different shade from normal and does not have the 4T7 imprint at bottom left; very rare.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Postal Stationery / Local Posts

(Local) Late 1890s 5c. postal stationery card of Moorish Horseman, El Ksar to Tetuan cancelled by Maghen negative seal, the card is a slightly different shade from normal and does not have the '4T7' imprint at bottom left; very rare.

£695

Gibraltar (Moroccan Local Post) 1897 (1 Fev) cover to Tanger franked  Tetouan A Chechouan 10c. Local issue plus Gibraltar 10c., the former tied Chechouan Maroc cds and the latter Tetuan (Morocco) duplex of 3 FE, reverse with Tetouan, Maroc of 2 Fev., twi index C Tangier arrival cancels; a fine and very rare local post cover.Gibraltar (Moroccan Local Post) 1897 (1 Fev) cover to Tanger franked  Tetouan A Chechouan 10c. Local issue plus Gibraltar 10c., the former tied Chechouan Maroc cds and the latter Tetuan (Morocco) duplex of 3 FE, reverse with Tetouan, Maroc of 2 Fev., twi index C Tangier arrival cancels; a fine and very rare local post cover.

Gibraltar

Covers and stamps / Gibraltar / Morocco / Local Posts / Combination covers

(Moroccan Local Post) 1897 (1 Fev) cover to Tanger franked Tetouan A Chechouan 10c. Local issue plus Gibraltar 10c., the former tied Chechouan Maroc cds and the latter Tetuan (Morocco) duplex of 3 FE, reverse with Tetouan, Maroc of 2 Fev., twi index C Tangier arrival cancels; a fine and very rare local post cover.

£1745

Morocco Agencies (Moroccan Local Post) 1899 (2 FE) 5c. Mazagan A Marakesh postal stationery card used with 1898-1900 10c carmine tied Tangier duplex, to Belgium with Bruxelles arrival cds; some slight tones at edges, with full message, scarce.Morocco Agencies (Moroccan Local Post) 1899 (2 FE) 5c. Mazagan A Marakesh postal stationery card used with 1898-1900 10c carmine tied Tangier duplex, to Belgium with Bruxelles arrival cds; some slight tones at edges, with full message, scarce.

Morocco Agencies

Covers and stamps / Morocco Agencies / Morocco / Local Posts

(Moroccan Local Post) 1899 (2 FE) 5c. Mazagan A Marakesh postal stationery card used with 1898-1900 10c carmine tied Tangier duplex, to Belgium with Bruxelles arrival cds; some slight tones at edges, with full message, scarce.

£725

Gibraltar (Moroccan Local Posts) 1897 (6 Giu) cover to British Post Office, Tangier franked Marakesh a Mazagan 10c. tied violet Marrakesh cds, reverse with Mazagan cds (8 Giu) of Local Post and where put into the British Offices with pair of 5c. applied cancelled ‘A26’ obliterator, Mazagan Morocco cds alongside of 10 JU and Tangier backstamp of 15 JU. A little tone spotting of scant significance to this rare combination cover.Gibraltar (Moroccan Local Posts) 1897 (6 Giu) cover to British Post Office, Tangier franked Marakesh a Mazagan 10c. tied violet Marrakesh cds, reverse with Mazagan cds (8 Giu) of Local Post and where put into the British Offices with pair of 5c. applied cancelled ‘A26’ obliterator, Mazagan Morocco cds alongside of 10 JU and Tangier backstamp of 15 JU. A little tone spotting of scant significance to this rare combination cover.

Gibraltar

Covers and stamps / Gibraltar / Morocco / Local Posts / Combination covers

(Moroccan Local Posts) 1897 (6 Giu) cover to British Post Office, Tangier franked Marakesh a Mazagan 10c. tied violet Marrakesh cds, reverse with Mazagan cds (8 Giu) of Local Post and where put into the British Offices with pair of 5c. applied cancelled ‘A26’ obliterator, Mazagan Morocco cds alongside of 10 JU and Tangier backstamp of 15 JU. A little tone spotting of scant significance to this rare combination cover.

£1275

China (Nanking Local Post) 1897 fine flower illustrated red envelope to Chinkiang franked 1896 double-line lettering 3c. orange-yellow tied Nanking Local Post handstamp, reverse with Chinkiang Postal Service arrival date stamp; fine and rare.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Nanking Local Post) 1897 fine flower illustrated red envelope to Chinkiang franked 1896 double-line lettering 3c. orange-yellow tied Nanking Local Post handstamp, reverse with Chinkiang Postal Service arrival date stamp; fine and rare.

£795

China (Wei Hai Wei) 1899 2c. dull scarlet in marginal block of 40 (5 x 8), position five shows part of watermark. Some perf reinforcements, mainly never hinged, a fine multiple, very rare.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Wei Hai Wei / Local Posts

(Wei Hai Wei) 1899 2c. dull scarlet in marginal block of 40 (5 x 8), position five shows part of watermark. Some perf reinforcements, mainly never hinged, a fine multiple, very rare.

£4985