1902 (6 AU) registered parcel tag to Zurich, Switzerland bearing single franking 3a tied square circle Zanzibar date stamp, circular framed ‘R’ at base with blue manuscript number at top, endorsed at top “Samples/ Registered”; fine and unusual.
1904 registered cover Thio to France endorsed ‘ECHANTILLONS’ (Samples) and in manuscript at right the contents described as “14 Illustrated Japanese cards – 10 envelopes” franked with 15c. and 25c. for triple registered rate. The envelope with various faults not unduly detracting from a commercial sample rate cover, amongst the rarest type of mail from the Group Type, ex Grabowski.
1948 15s registration stationery to Melbourne, Australia additionally franked with pair of 80s., endorsed “Sample Mail”, green label applied after folding over the envelope and tied three violet cachets with two punch holes, further green label stating contents as ‘Silver clip’, this tied by a Singapore transit; unusual.