(British Occupation) 1915 (31.3) ‘Sofort zu offnen’ (Open Immediately) printed envelope that has been amended in manuscript to “O.H.M.S.” stampless registered envelope to St Jouan des Guerets, France, with blue manuscript lines and R , two strikes of framed ‘T.’ Handstamps, Duala (Kamerun) a cds at top left, Registered Plymouth transit backstamp with registration label applied to front, arrival backstamp; a rare occupation cover.
(British Occupation) 1919 (5.9) registered cover to Berne, Switzerland franked C.E.F. ½d., 1d. and 2d. surcharges together with Nigeria 1d. tied Buea Kamerun cds, handstamped registration label, reverse with Victoria Cameroons cds, Liverpool transit and arrival cds.; fine and fresh condition.
(French Post Offices) 1900 (28 Fevr) registered cover to Reunion franked 1894-95 4a on 40c. vertical strip of three, 10a on 1f pair and single and 50a. on 5f. tied double-ring cds, reverse with unclear octagonal French maritime date stamp and Reunion St Denis arrival cds. Fine condition cover with scarce 50a.
(German Post Offices) 1899 registered picture postcard ‘Gruss aus Kiautschou’ (showing embossed Dragon) franked 25pf tied Tsingtau Kiautschou cds, registration label bottom left tied Altona arrival cds. Very fine, De Steuer Certificate.
(Marianen) 1899-1900 stationery cards with 5pf watermark 99C, 5pf + 5pf reply card with 999 control, both sold at Berlin Post Office, 1900 10pf without watermark but tiny pin holes and 1899 10pf + 10pf reply card, control 399; fresh unused.
(New Guinea) 1907 picture postcard Gruss Aus Yap to Germany bearing combination franking Karolinen 5pf. and Deutsch Neu Guinea 5pf each tied Simpsonhafen Deutsche Neu Guinea cds, arrival at left; some slight staining.
(Samoa) 1909 (26 FE) registered cover to Altenburg, Germany franked 1900 30pf., 40pf. and 2M., each a marginal, not cancelled on despatch so each cancelled in transit Auckland N.Z. Loose Letters cds, Auckland registration label tied by cds, the envelope having been endorsed Registered in English and French but without label; a heavy linen backed envelope, some toning, unusual and rare.