(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (24/10) insured cover franked 1c., 4c. and two 25c. tied Illkirch-Grafenstaden cds, the 25c with network pointing downwards (Mi 7II) and 1c. and 4c. pointing upwards (Mi 1I and 3I); a fine franking, Roumet Certificate.
(Benin) 1902 (31 Mar) Insured Envelope for 200 francs to Pierrefeu, Switzerland franked two 30c. tied by blue Porto-Novo Dahomey cds, straight-line CHARGE and framed ‘R’ in same ink and similarly a segmented charge cachet on rverse together with five intact wax seals, arrival backstamp; a little roughly opened at top.
(Corsica) 1881 (15 Oct) insured cover for 10,000 francs to mainland franked ‘Sage’ 25c., 30c. and pair of 5f. tied Ajaccio cds, straight-line CHARGE handstamp at top and framed segmented handstamp on reverse in same colour, reverse also with French tpo and arrival cds plus five complete red wax seals. A fine and rare franking from Corsica
(Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Vienna, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.
(Poland) 1914 (22.2.) insured cover, for 5,000 roubles from Warsaw to St Petersburg, between Electrification Departments, franked 7 roubles 74 kopecs, the franking including 2r. Romanov, reverse with remains of five wax seals and Postal Wagon 2 transit; two vertical filing creases clear of stamps.
(Sinkiang Russian Post Offices Kuldja Post Office) 1918 (24.5) registered insured cover to Tientsin franked at 950k (inclusive of insurance for 500 roubles in banknotes enclosed) cancelled by Kuldja P.O. datestamps (Tchillinghirian Type 7), endorsed “Par Harbin” but delayed and interrupted by the Russian Revolution and arriving at Changchun I.J.P.O. on 18 Oct, some 5 months later, transferring to Tientsin I.J.P.O. on 20.10 and then to Russian Post Office on 21.10. for eventual delivery. A very fine item travelling through two different Foreign Post Offices.
(Ukraine) 1913 (1.12.) insured part printed envelope for 13r20k franked by Romanov 35k pair tied by Kiev cds repeated at left, red Cyrillic insured label and green registration label, arrival backstamp; some slight wear at edges of envelope.
1906 (13 JA) 3d. registered postal stationery envelope to Berlin, insured for £100 and uprated with 1902-10 De La Rue 3d. and vertical pair of 1s, cancelled with oval Registered Barbican date stamps; three fine red wax seals, London transit and arrival backstamps.
1911 insured parcel card for £50 to Gmuend, Germany franked 1909-11 New Colours 1d. red, 1s. black/green and 2s. purple and bright blue/blue tied by two cds, arrival backstamps; left section removed and vertical filing crease, a scarce item.
1928 (DE 6) 4½d. registered postal stationery envelope with manuscript endorsement for £20 and red label affixed at top, further endorsed “Deficiency reported” and signed, uprated then with two 1d. tied Steeles Road, Haverstock Hill cds, reverse with Registered date stamp.
1936 (4. IV.) registered insured envelope for 2350 Lt to Manchester, the value interpreted in manuscript to “Valeur declaree 1175 fr. d’or”, franked front and back with 5c., 40c. and 1L (5) tied Kaunas cds, ‘Valeur declaree’ bilingual pink label, black on red INSURED label applied in England, framed registration handstamp, five fine red wax seals on reverse; envelope opened out for display.
1939 A.R. registered money letter envelope to Shanghai franked Japan white paper 50s pair and 6s pair tied Keizyo TyoSen cds, insured for the maximum admitted amount of 1000Y, large bold framed A.R. at centre, Shanghai arrival cds backstamp of 3.7.39. A fine and attractive cover.
1944 registered insured cover for 125 rupees to Calcutta franked on reverse with India 1a. (2) and 12a. tied British Legation (Nepal) date stamps, various wax seals and arrival, front bears handstamped registration label, a list of contents added later.
1951 Indian 3a postal stationery registration envelope, size H, insured for 3,000 Rupess bearing mixed franking of Empire, Dominion and Republic issues tied by Indian Embassy (Nepal) date stamps, printed registration etiquette on front.
Insured cover used to send 300 roubles to Vindava, franked on reverse 3k, 4k (strip of 3 & single) & 50k Arms issue, cancelled in violet “NO 4 FIELD POST OFFICE / PRIAMUR DISTRICT 18 IX 1905”. Wax seals with same inscription. Blue cachet of 2nd NERCHINSK COSSACK REGIMENT. Blue-lined registration label reads “RESERVE FIELD POST OFFICE No 4” with NINGUTA added by hand. Received VINDAVA, Courland Province (Baltic States) 22 X 1905; opened-out for display. This cover established the location of No4 FPO at Ninguta, Manchuria. Illustrated K.Adler “British Journal of Russian Philately” 16 (1954), page 471. Ex Dr. Casey
Perak: 1934 registered 15c. postal stationery envelope to India additionally franked 1c., 10c. and 12c. FMS tied Parit Buntar cds, front with registration handstamp with manuscript town name, Insured label with manuscript $65; some slight faults.