(Picture Postal Stationery) 1897 3c. Central American Exhibition card with printed image on front of local Indian with large backpack and New Years greeting, used from Quezaltenango; fine condition.
1835 (4 April) outer letter sheet docketed as originating at St Thomas to Petersburg, VA bearing a fine example of the rare Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp in red, to left ornate double line framed PHILA/ 28/ APR handstamp and at right manuscript “20¾“ rating (2c ship fee and 18¾c. domestic postage}.
1865 outer letter sheet to Beirut franked 1865 2pi. blue and rose tied by illegible triangle of dots and faint PORT LATAKIE cds with a clearer strike below, Latackia dateline, fragile condition with some splitting, scarce and attractive, signed A.Bolaffi.
1867 ‘Steamer and Eagle’ 10 para, vertical network, block of four with good to large margins all round cancelled with four blue retta cancels, the upper two stamps with ironed out horizontal creases (invisible from front), small pre-cuts between stamps, a very rare and attractive multiple, signed Pfenniger. Ex Faberge (1940), Dr Casey (2016) and Berg (2020).
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.
1897 Central American Exhibition 2c. postal stationery envelope used to Belgium, uprated 2c. and 6c. of same design tied by violet cork handstamps and unclear octagonal despatch, reverse with Dison transit and arrival cds plus violet cachet 'Legation De Belgique Centre-Amerique'.
1897 cover to Perpignan, France franked two 6c. Central American Exhibition issue with bar cancels and one tied octagonal date stamp, company dated handstamp at left and Paris transit also tying adhesives, arrival backstamp. Slightly reduced at base.
1902 (AP 25) cover to Newark, NJ, U.S.A. franked ‘Tall Ships’ ½d., 1d. and 2d. in horizontal pairs cancelled with unclear obliterators, Turks Island cds in association, New York transit and arrival backstamp; vertical crease at left side. First issue cover.
1915 registered cover to Lausanne franked on reverse 2pi. ‘Hamidiye’ tied by Pera date stamp, arrival cds to right. The envelope returned by Hotel with Beau Rivage Palace-Hotel/ OUCHY/Lausanne cachet applied, trilingual green framed ‘Inconnu’ label applied to front tied by Lausanne cds, above straight-line ‘A rendre a l’expediteur’ handstamp and two-line Arabic handstamp; the stamp with one pulled perf.