(Disinfected Mail) 1833 entire to Marseille with framed ‘PAYS D’OUTREMER’ handstamp and Marseille cds alongside, reverse with straight-line MARTINIQUE despatch and italic ‘Purifiee a Marseille’ (partly missing) and another arrival cancel. Deisinfected with rastel punching.
(Disinfected Mail) 1839 (17 Mai) entire to Marseille with manuscript “La Montagne” dateline, red Outre Mer Marseille cds on front with manuscript rate, reverse with straight-line MARTINIQUE handstamp and italic ‘Purifie a Marseille’ disinfection handstamp, with two vertical slits; fine and fresh.
(Postal Stationery) 1892 6c green card to Brusells, endorsed with handstamp ‘Via Marseille’ and cancelled on board with French maritime Ligne T Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp partially overstruck by arrival cds, two words greetings message.
1838 incoming entire from , with printed list of new books in English and manuscript message, endorsed”par Bateau a Vapeur de Marseille”, Paris despatch cds and framed PD, reverse with good strike across flap of Local Post ’27 March 3d’ applied on arrival.
1848 entire from Zante to Boston, United States endorsed “Via Marseilles” without any clear indication of despatch except for commercial chop top right, addressed care of forwarding agents in London whose blue ornate handstamp appears at base, red PAID date stamp of London and red ‘29’ US accountancy.
New South Wales: 1867 outer letter sheet to Nantes, France bearing Melbourne despatch cds, annotated to go “Via Marseille”, faint red Paris transit, diamond-framed accountancy ‘G.B./ 1f.62 4/10th c’ applied and rated ‘10’ decimes, reverse with Paris a Nantes tpo and Chanternay S Loire arrival cds