(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.
(Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.
(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.
(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.
1810 (SE 11) entire to Dublin, Ireland that has been handed into British Consulate at Cadiz after the mail had closed and too late to be included in the mail bag and thus carried loose to Falmouth where green CADIZ/ SE 11/ 1810/F date stamp was applied, manuscript “2/-“ rate applied for mail to Falmouth and then overland to London and thence to destination. The envelope with some spotting, a good clear strike of this scarce cancel.
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
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 (6 Set) cover to Cassel, Germany, franked 1895-96 ‘Ceres’ 10c. marginal pair tied by two Montevideo cds, annotated “Por vapor “Clyde” via Lisboa”, arrival backstamp with blue scallop label for German Consulate in Uruguay; vertical filing crease clear of stamps and label.
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'.
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.
1899 registered cover to Montreux, Switzerland franked 10c. and 25c. cancelled by pen and violet grill respectively, handstamped routing at top, reverse, alongside arrival cds is red-orange scallop label of German Consulate; good double rate registered cover.
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.
1905 (20 Mar) ‘Consular Service, U.S.A.’ printed envelope addressed to “Quarantine Office” Ancon, Panama franked 1903 Pres. Zelaya 10c. black and orange pair and single tied by two violet Managua oval date stamps, reverse with Corinto transit and arrival cds.
1905 large printed envelope from Italian Consulte to Foreign Affairs Ministry at Rome with Consular cachet at lower left, franked 1896-99 50c. and 1903 ‘Zebu’ 1f. horizontal strip of three tied blue Tamatave cds with framed ‘R’ handstamp in same ink; peripheral faults to envelope with creasing affecting stamps, franked at 13th weight level (13 x 15c. postage plus 25c. registration = 3f50)