(Italian Post Office) 1872 printed entire ‘Collegio Italiano D’Alessandria’ to Genova franked by Italy 15c. tied by numeral lozenge, a little unclear but to right a very fine Alessandria D’Egitto Poste Itaiane, unclear College handstamp bottom left; fine and rare printed matter rate
(Japanese Post Offices) Late 1930s printed matter rate cover to Denmark, endorsed ‘Via Siberia’ franked 1926-31 Small Die 1s. and 1937-40 ½s Ship pair and 2s. Gen. Nogi cancelled with violet Dairen I.N.P.O.; some slight faults at top of envelope.
(Ottoman Empire) 1911 commercial printed envelope unsealed and sent at printed matter rate to Richtersweil, Switzerland ,franked two 5pa. (one defective) tied by bilingual Haleb (Stuk-Ul-Habil), arrival backstamp; light vertical filing crease, a rare postmark on cover.
1868 (25 SP) ‘The Liverpool Cotton Brokers’ Association Weekly Circular’ to Alexandria, Egypt, endorsed “open printed circular Reg” franked 1858-79 1d., plate 102, ID and HC, tied 166 Liverpool duplex, central arrival cds of British Office; tear at right under stamp.
1874, Pre U.P.U. 15 para printed matter rate from Serbia to Switzerland, paid by 15 para Prince Milan (First printing, perf. 9 1/2:12) tied by Belgrade cds. Reverse shows Neuchatel arrival cds. Extremely rare Serbia’s pre U.P.U. foreign 15para printed matter rate up to 31gr to Switzerland, only three prospectuses are recorded.
1890 (or 1891) 2c postal stationery wrapper to Hamburg, endorsed “via Livingston/ New Orleans” with ornate pen cancellation, Correos Coban five pointed star duplex. On reverse violet Correos Livingston transit which is dated 1891.