(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 (31/8) ‘Dragon’ embossed on yellow ground card used to Jaluit, Marshall Islands franked 5pf. tied Tsingtau Kiautschou a cds, Hong Kong transit cds (SP 6) below, picture side with U.S. Offices in Manila, Philippines cds of Sep 11 and arrival cds. A most unusual destination.
(Kiautschou) 1898 registered cover to Juterbog franked 45 degree overprinted pair 10pf. and a 20pf tied large Tsintanfort cds, a cancelleation in use for two months only, registration label top right, arrival backstamp. Redirected to Geneva, Switzerland with that arrival also on reverse.
(Mariana Islands) 1900 (12/9) 10pf reply postal stationery card additionally franked overprinted 3pf and 5pf tied Saipan Marianen cds, reverse with incoming transits of New York (Mar 2 and Mar 3), San Francisco (Mar 8), Hong Kong (AP 19), Mil Sta. No.1 Manila Philippine (AP 25) and Sydney (MY 15), on front at left is part Strassburg final arrival cds. Fine and extremely rare reply stationery card.
(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.