(Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.
(British Occupation – Napoleonic War) 1812 (1 July) entire to London bearing framed MARTINIQUE handstamp of British Packet Agent, manuscript “2/2” charge (1/3d. packet rate West Indies to Falmouth pus 1/- to London less 1d rebate). Reverse with manuscript “not known at the Spanish Ambassadors/ not Spanish Consul” and re-addressed to Upper Berkley St, Portman Sq. From the Third British Occupation 1809-14.
(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.
(Lebanon) 1875 (NO 11) printed ‘United States Consulate at/ “Beirut, Syria”’ (added in manuscript) envelope to Omaha, Nebraska, USA franked Great Britain 1873-80 2½d. rosy-mauve (blued paper), plate 1, KC-LC vertical pair tied by G06 obliterator, British Post Office Beyrout cds alongside, London transit, reverse with New York Paid All cds. Envelope disinfected with solitary slit. Stamp LC with perf damage towards top left and envelope slightly reduced at right.
(Maritime) Undated stampless insured envelope to Verona cancelled Spalato cds (Croatia), straight-line FRANCA handstamp and two-line VAPORE/ DE SPALATO handstamp. Reverse with five, very fine large red wax seals of Italian Consulate at Spalato.
(Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.
1826 entire from London to Boston with, on revere five-line forwarders details 'Received and Forwarded By/ Your obedient servant/ ROBERT R. HUNTER/ Consul U.S.A./ cowes' on Isle of Wight, front bears cursive framed SHIP/6; fine and scarce
1860 entire sent via Pancevo to Vienna, bearing Austrian Consular P.O. at Belgrade date handstamp. Reverse shows Pancevo quarantine station cachet where letter was treated. Arrival Vienna.
1884 (27 Dice) envelope to Consul at Naples, bearing a fine printed ‘Ministerio De Relaciones Exteriores’ backflap, franked 1879-89 1c. and 10c. Volcano cancelled by solitary negative cork ‘star’, red despatch cds to left, Italian transit and arrival backstamps; light central filing crease and envelope slightly reduced at top affecting printed seal
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'.
1898 (4 Ene) Official cover to “Consul de Guatemala, Bergerac, France” bearing single franking ‘Arms’ 10c. tied four bar handstamp, to left Oficial Direccion General date stamp with larger octagonal Correos date stamp below. Rever with printed State Arms on backflap and arrival cds; some creasing at top of envelope.
1899 (16 Dic) ‘Ministerio de Guerra y Marina’ printed envelope to the Paraguayan Consul at Buenos Aires, sent registered AR and franked 1891-93 small black OFICIAL overprinted 15c. (vertical pair) and 50c. tied Asuncion cds, registration label to right with ‘AR’ handstamp over ‘R’, arrival backstamp.
1900 registered cover to “Postes Francaise/ Zanzibar” franked by four 5m. tied Caire cds, registration handstamp at base, fine consular handstamp Consulat De La Republique deHaiti, Caire, reverse with Suez transit and arrival cds. Faults and staining at base and no backfap.
1901 Front only of cover addressed to Sir Arthur Hardinge, who had been Consul General in Zanzibar from 1894 and became Commissioner and Consul-General of the East Africa Protectorate. He left Mombassa on 7 Oct 1900 for his new post in Teheran. Ex Rossiter.