(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.
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 ‘Finlay, Scott and Co’s/ East India Price Current’ folded printed document from Bombay to Amsterdam, endorsed ‘Via Brindisi’, franked 1860 8p. and 1865 watermarked 2a yellow tied Bombay/Outw duplex and by sender’s chop, reverse with black PD and unusually with arrival cds.
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.
1916 (4 Janv) unsealed printed matter rate envelope from a French Evangelical Missionary to Halifax, Nova Scotia bearing single franking 1912 05 on 15c. tied N’Gomo cds. Canadian Customs Duty Free handstamp. The cancel shows both month and year slugs inverted.
1924 folded bilingually printed bankruptcy notice from Alexandria to Constantinople franked 1922 ‘crown’ overprint 2m. vertical pair tied by framed bilingual PAQUEBOT handstamp, reverse with arrival cancels; a stain inside entire and some worm holes, unusual.