(Eritrea) 1928 ‘Il Quotidiano Eritreo’ two page publication addressed ro Rome bearing single franking 1924 10c on 1a. Lion tied by fine Asmara Eritrea * Partenze; fine usage and condition.
(Lagos) 1893 ‘1d’ on Penny Halfpenny postal stationery card addressed to Germany with a fine hand-drawn picture of the artist painting a Lion, addressed and messaged but sent under cover.
(Somalia) 1909 incoming unfranked cover from Zanzibar bearing circular framed ‘T ‘ on front, reverse with C.50 on 5a ‘Lion’ tied Mogadiscio cds, a fine postage due.
(Somalia) 1922 (20.2.) cover to Trento franked by two ‘Lion’ 1916 20c on 2a brown-orange cancelled Giumbo Somali Italiana, grey wax seal on reverse. Good clean condition with good example of this scarcer cancel.
(Somalia) 1926 cover to Washington D.C. franked ‘Lion’ 10c. on 1a., 15c. on 2a. and 1L. on 10a. tied by Villagio Duca Abruzzi cds; without backstamps and small tear in envelope near 1L, attractive item.
(Somalia) 1927 (7.6.) local cover to Mogadiscio franked 1926 Benadir ‘Lion’ 10c on 1a and 50c on 5a tied by fine strike of Chisimaio datestamp; light vertical filing crease, no backstamps.
(Somalia) 1927 incoming underfrankd cover from Bombay, India bearing circular-framed T handstamp and crayon "20c" charge, arrival cds on front whilst on reverse 20c on 2c lion affixed as a postage due and tied cds; fine and rare usage.
(Somalia) 1928 (17.1.) cover to Salsomaggiore bearing single franking 1926 ‘Lion’ 50c. on 5a yellow-orange tied by fine Somalia Italiana Bender Cassim cds. A fine example of the scarce cancel.
1852 (March 20) entire date lined from Moscow to Mobile, Ala bearing oval framed ‘Steam/ 5’ handstamp, at centre a good example of red oval Frank Lyon handstamp illustrated with a lion. A fine example of this handstamp used on the Tombigbee River, Ex. Eggen.
1915 (4.4) registered cover to Florence franked 1906-07 ‘Lion’ 15c on 2a pair and 25c on 2½a tied by two Giumbo (Somalia Italiano) with another strike below that shows manuscript amended month from ‘4’ to ‘5’, arrival backstamp of 2.6.; some faults to reverse of envelope.
1920s cover from Shigatse to Petli bearing on reverse a single franking 1s. tied Shigatse date stamp with Penau and Gynatse transits left and right of adhesive and arrival bottom left.
1926 (30.12) small calling card envelope to ASMARA franked on reverse 25c. on 2½a. 'Lion' tied 'ADI CAIFU/(ERITREA)' cds, repeated on front. Fine local unsealed cover.
1930 (26.11.) registered picture postcard (of elephant at night) to Switzerland franked 5c. on 2b., pair 10c. on 1a. and a 2L. tied 'MOGADISCIO' cds, registration label at top, arrival cds at base. Fine condition.
Eritrea 1925 (12 Set) cover to Asmara franked 10c. and 50c. on 5a. 'Lion' tied Adi Ugri cds repeated below, reverse with arrival cds. The envelope on reverse with printed backflap 'V Battaglione Indigeni D'Eritrea/ 3a Compagnia'; light vertical filing crease clear of stamps.
Somalia 1930 registered picture postcard to Switzerland franked 5c. on 2b., pair 10c. on 1a. and a 2L. tied Mogadiscio cds, registration label at top, arrival cds at base. Fine condition.