(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.