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Azores (Azores) 1886 (29 Ago) stampless opened-out envelope to Rio de Janeiro with large oval CORREIO DA HORTA date stamp, circular-framed ‘T’ handstamp and octagonal 300 Rs. Charge handstamp applied on arrival, reverse with Lisboa transit (7 Set) and arrival cancels (24 Set).Azores (Azores) 1886 (29 Ago) stampless opened-out envelope to Rio de Janeiro with large oval CORREIO DA HORTA date stamp, circular-framed ‘T’ handstamp and octagonal 300 Rs. Charge handstamp applied on arrival, reverse with Lisboa transit (7 Set) and arrival cancels (24 Set).

Azores

Covers and stamps / Azores / Brazil / Portugal / Postage dues

(Azores) 1886 (29 Ago) stampless opened-out envelope to Rio de Janeiro with large oval CORREIO DA HORTA date stamp, circular-framed ‘T’ handstamp and octagonal 300 Rs. Charge handstamp applied on arrival, reverse with Lisboa transit (7 Set) and arrival cancels (24 Set).

£395

Portugal (Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.Portugal (Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Prisoner of War

(Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.

£195

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Postal Stationery / Prisoner of War

(Azores) 1916 Red Cross stationery card to Badajoz, Spain bearing three-line DELEGACAO/ DA COMISSAO DE PRISIONEIROS/ ANGRA DO HEROISMO handstamp, violet Commission Portugaise/des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE handstamp, top right with small red Deposito/ De/ Concentrados/ Alemaes handstamp overstruck with Lisbon transit.

£115

Portugal (Azores) 1917 Red Cross stationery card to Chemnitz bearing ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA handstamp and two-line CENSURADO/ 16 SET. 1917 in same ink. Good condition with long message.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Prisoner of War / Red cross

(Azores) 1917 Red Cross stationery card to Chemnitz bearing ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA handstamp and two-line CENSURADO/ 16 SET. 1917 in same ink. Good condition with long message.

£125

Portugal (Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Postal Stationery / Prisoner of War

(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.

£245

Portugal (Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.Portugal (Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Prisoner of War

(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.

£475

Portugal (British Military Concession Cover)  1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.Portugal (British Military Concession Cover)  1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Portugal / Military / Slavery

(British Military Concession Cover) 1839 (Mar) outer letter sheet to London endorsed from George Stevens on the HMS Donegal in Lisbon and countersigned by Lieut. Duthy. Endorsed ‘1’(d) for the military concession and with London cancels front and back, at bottom left very fine strike of the rare Crowned To be/ delivered/ FREE handstamp indicating no London local charges due. Sold at Cavendish Jan 2004 sale for £1700. Fine Exhibition item. The H.M.S. Donegal landed Portuguese Seamen taken from the slaver ‘Diligente’ instead of prosecuting them for slave trading, as agreed by the Foreign Office.

£1175

Portugal (Madeira)  1702 (Nov 3) entire to London  posted during The War of the Grand Alliance, manuscript “3/” rate with on reverse manuscript “Forwarded By 13 Dec 1702/ Saml & Jos Clarke” with London Bishop mark DE/16. An interesting letter surrounding the uncertainty caused by War.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal / Madeira / Great Britain Incoming / Forwarding Agents

(Madeira) 1702 (Nov 3) entire to London posted during The War of the Grand Alliance, manuscript “3/” rate with on reverse manuscript “Forwarded By 13 Dec 1702/ Saml & Jos Clarke” with London Bishop mark DE/16. An interesting letter surrounding the uncertainty caused by War.

£325

Portugal (Madeira) 1869 (2/10) fragile outer letter sheet to Nova Scotia, franked 1868 100r imperf (four good margins) and 1868-70 perforated 120r cancelled ‘51’ barred numerals, Funchal two-ring cds at centre with framed PD, endorsed “Via England” , red Paid London Ship Letter transit and ‘3d’ accountancy handstamp. Some reinforcements and repairs to  cover.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal / Madeira / Great Britain Incoming / Maritime / Accountancy

(Madeira) 1869 (2/10) fragile outer letter sheet to Nova Scotia, franked 1868 100r imperf (four good margins) and 1868-70 perforated 120r cancelled ‘51’ barred numerals, Funchal two-ring cds at centre with framed PD, endorsed “Via England” , red Paid London Ship Letter transit and ‘3d’ accountancy handstamp. Some reinforcements and repairs to cover.

£545

Portugal (Madeira) 1873 envelope to New York, endorsed “via England” and franked vertical pair and horizontal pairs of 1870 80r. orange with thin 3mm high letters tied numeral obliterators with Funchal cds in association, framed PD and London PAID trnsit, reverse bearing New York Paid All entry cds; tear in front of envelope and part of bottom backflap missing, still a scarce and attractive multiple franking.Portugal (Madeira) 1873 envelope to New York, endorsed “via England” and franked vertical pair and horizontal pairs of 1870 80r. orange with thin 3mm high letters tied numeral obliterators with Funchal cds in association, framed PD and London PAID trnsit, reverse bearing New York Paid All entry cds; tear in front of envelope and part of bottom backflap missing, still a scarce and attractive multiple franking.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Madeira / Portugal / Transatlantic Mail

(Madeira) 1873 envelope to New York, endorsed “via England” and franked vertical pair and horizontal pairs of 1870 80r. orange with thin 3mm high letters tied numeral obliterators with Funchal cds in association, framed PD and London PAID trnsit, reverse bearing New York Paid All entry cds; tear in front of envelope and part of bottom backflap missing, still a scarce and attractive multiple franking.

£735

Portugal (Madeira) 1954 airmail parcel card to Stuttgart, Germany franked 1953 ‘Medieval Knight’ 1E.50, 2E., 5E. and 50E. single and block of eight tied Funchal cds, Encomendas Lisboa transit Frankfurt Main transit; vertical filing crease clear of stamps.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Madeira / Portugal / Parcel cards

(Madeira) 1954 airmail parcel card to Stuttgart, Germany franked 1953 ‘Medieval Knight’ 1E.50, 2E., 5E. and 50E. single and block of eight tied Funchal cds, Encomendas Lisboa transit Frankfurt Main transit; vertical filing crease clear of stamps.

£135

Malaya (Malacca - Portuguese Mail) 1611 (12 Jan) entire letter written in Portuguese from the Holy House of Mia (Misericordia), Malacca to the same order in Portugal and showing on reverse red wax seal, the entire with the signatures of the members of the brotherhood. Believed to be the earliest known cover from Malacca.Malaya (Malacca - Portuguese Mail) 1611 (12 Jan) entire letter written in Portuguese from the Holy House of Mia (Misericordia), Malacca to the same order in Portugal and showing on reverse red wax seal, the entire with the signatures of the members of the brotherhood. Believed to be the earliest known cover from Malacca.

Malaya

Covers and stamps / Malaya / Portugal / Missionary

(Malacca - Portuguese Mail) 1611 (12 Jan) entire letter written in Portuguese from the Holy House of Mia (Misericordia), Malacca to the same order in Portugal and showing on reverse red wax seal, the entire with the signatures of the members of the brotherhood. Believed to be the earliest known cover from Malacca.

£5975

Portugal (Napoleonic Mail) 1810 entire to Paris with black two-line unclear Directeur ... de la guerre, fine ‘No.3 DEB/ ARM DE PORTUGAL’, this handstamp repeated on reverse together  with black ‘DEB. Bau .../ ARM. DE PORTUGAL’, a fine and rare coverPortugal (Napoleonic Mail) 1810 entire to Paris with black two-line unclear Directeur ... de la guerre, fine ‘No.3 DEB/ ARM DE PORTUGAL’, this handstamp repeated on reverse together  with black ‘DEB. Bau .../ ARM. DE PORTUGAL’, a fine and rare cover

Portugal

Covers and stamps / France / Portugal / Napoleonic

(Napoleonic Mail) 1810 entire to Paris with black two-line unclear Directeur ... de la guerre, fine ‘No.3 DEB/ ARM DE PORTUGAL’, this handstamp repeated on reverse together with black ‘DEB. Bau .../ ARM. DE PORTUGAL’, a fine and rare cover

£1575

India (Portuguese Mail) 1628 (20th October) entire from the Mission of Diu, on the north-west coast to the Mission headquarters at Avaeiro, Portugal concerning the granting of an Inheritance, with two red wax seals of ‘MIA DDIO’ (Misericrdia Da Diu). Mail could take a year to arrive, normally travelling in December to take advantage of winter monsoons to arrive in Europe in June of the following year, at the top of letter the recipients note from 1629, the second page shows signatures of members of the Brotherhood of Diu. Extensive Bolaffi certificate. India (Portuguese Mail) 1628 (20th October) entire from the Mission of Diu, on the north-west coast to the Mission headquarters at Avaeiro, Portugal concerning the granting of an Inheritance, with two red wax seals of ‘MIA DDIO’ (Misericrdia Da Diu). Mail could take a year to arrive, normally travelling in December to take advantage of winter monsoons to arrive in Europe in June of the following year, at the top of letter the recipients note from 1629, the second page shows signatures of members of the Brotherhood of Diu. Extensive Bolaffi certificate. India (Portuguese Mail) 1628 (20th October) entire from the Mission of Diu, on the north-west coast to the Mission headquarters at Avaeiro, Portugal concerning the granting of an Inheritance, with two red wax seals of ‘MIA DDIO’ (Misericrdia Da Diu). Mail could take a year to arrive, normally travelling in December to take advantage of winter monsoons to arrive in Europe in June of the following year, at the top of letter the recipients note from 1629, the second page shows signatures of members of the Brotherhood of Diu. Extensive Bolaffi certificate.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Portugal / Missionary

(Portuguese Mail) 1628 (20th October) entire from the Mission of Diu, on the north-west coast to the Mission headquarters at Avaeiro, Portugal concerning the granting of an Inheritance, with two red wax seals of ‘MIA DDIO’ (Misericrdia Da Diu). Mail could take a year to arrive, normally travelling in December to take advantage of winter monsoons to arrive in Europe in June of the following year, at the top of letter the recipients note from 1629, the second page shows signatures of members of the Brotherhood of Diu. Extensive Bolaffi certificate.

£7975

Portugal 1786 entire from Faro to Gand, Belgium sent via the Spanish Postal Agent in Cadiz and struck with the straight-line PORTUGAL handstamp, manuscript

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Belgium / Portugal / Spain / European Transits

1786 entire from Faro to Gand, Belgium sent via the Spanish Postal Agent in Cadiz and struck with the straight-line PORTUGAL handstamp, manuscript "13" rate mark. An early example of this rare marking and believed to be the only recorded example on a letter written outside of Lisbon.

£295

Great Britain 1810 entire from Pintel, Portugal to Bath, rated “2/3” and showing a particularly fine blue-green LISBON/ 7 FE 7/1810/ F  applied on Falmouth Packet.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Portugal / Great Britain / Great Britain Incoming / Maritime

1810 entire from Pintel, Portugal to Bath, rated “2/3” and showing a particularly fine blue-green LISBON/ 7 FE 7/1810/ F applied on Falmouth Packet.

£175

Great Britain 1812 entire datelined “Real Cuidad Rodrigo” to Birmingham, rated “2/6” and bearing green Lisbon F unclear date stamp applied on the Falmouth Packet. The entire mentions battle of Salamanca (Peninsular War) and the appalling conditions sustained during the campaign

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Incoming / Portugal / Maritime / Military

1812 entire datelined “Real Cuidad Rodrigo” to Birmingham, rated “2/6” and bearing green Lisbon F unclear date stamp applied on the Falmouth Packet. The entire mentions battle of Salamanca (Peninsular War) and the appalling conditions sustained during the campaign

£95

Great Britain 1841 entire to Bath, rated “1/9” and bearing green undated  Lisbon F  handstamp applied on the Falmouth Packet, arrival backstamp; some slight faults to entire.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Incoming / Portugal / Maritime

1841 entire to Bath, rated “1/9” and bearing green undated Lisbon F handstamp applied on the Falmouth Packet, arrival backstamp; some slight faults to entire.

£125

Portugal 1844 (16 Oct) folded entire to Paris bearing straight-line LISBON handstamp of British Office, red French entry cds and framed COLONIES/ & ART. 12 handstamp; fine and fresh condition.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Used Abroad / Portugal / Accountancy

1844 (16 Oct) folded entire to Paris bearing straight-line LISBON handstamp of British Office, red French entry cds and framed COLONIES/ & ART. 12 handstamp; fine and fresh condition.

£55

Portugal 1873 (3 Dec) entire from Lisbon to Bordeaux with ship endorsement at top that has been amended to be carried on the “Senegal” and bearing scarce French maritime Lisbonne Paq. Fr. J. No.3, handstamp ‘6’ rate marking, arrival backstamp; a fine example of this scarce cds.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / French Maritime / Portugal / Maritime

1873 (3 Dec) entire from Lisbon to Bordeaux with ship endorsement at top that has been amended to be carried on the “Senegal” and bearing scarce French maritime Lisbonne Paq. Fr. J. No.3, handstamp ‘6’ rate marking, arrival backstamp; a fine example of this scarce cds.

£875