(Postage Due) 1879 (DE 30) cover from Portarlington, Ireland to Lausanne insufficiently franked at 2½d. rate, probably should have been double rate, the double deficiency paid by 1878 Type I, 50c. Postage Due; light vertical crease clear of stamps.
1852 Rayon III 15rp large figures tied to ‘Nachnahme’ wrapper from Frauenfeld to Kaltenbach with thimble cds on front and blue Stammheim backstamp. Stamp very fine with huge margins showing complete outer frame lines, SBPV Certificate.
1857 (23 Dec) unpaid entire with part contents to Constantinople, endorsed “voie de Trieste” bearing central St Gallen cds and a very fine strike of rare framed tax mark ‘3 – 5/ 2 – 20’ for 3 piastres 5 paras Swiss/Postal Union fee and 2 piastres 20 para postage beyond Trieste, to be paid by the recipient, reverse with Trieste Abends transit (26/12) and arrival cds of 8/1.
1863 entire written from Switzerland with forwarding agents cachet from Locle (Suisse) to Lima, Peru, endorsed “Par Stmr La Plata” franked with 1853 imperf Napoleon 80c. (close to large margins) and 1862 perforated 40c. tied gros chiffres ‘1769/ B’ with Bureau Maritime cds in association, two red framed P.P., Panama double arc transit at centre, reverse with manuscript “Acheminee/ par” CH. VIGNIER/ HAVRE, Lima arrival cds alongside.
1865 (20 Dec) internal entire to Uetikon franked Rayon I imperf 5Rp tied by ‘P.P.’ handstamp with red Zurich Nachmittag date stamp in association, arrival backstamp with posthorn. Stamp with margins just clear of inner frame.
1865-66 three ‘Seated Helvetia’ printed commercial covers to Constantinople, all from Butschwyl, April 1865 30r red and 60r copper bronze, endorsed to travel via “Wien & Kustendje”, Dec 1865 cover with three colour franking at 90r rate to go via Trieste and 1866 cover endorsed to go by Marseille and franked two 60r copper bronze, the first two with arrival cancels of Austrian offices and the last French, a fine trio of covers, two with BPB Certs and last with P Guinand Cert .
1867 (6 Aout) entire to Narbonne, France bearing sigle-franking ‘Sitting Helvetia’ 30c. blue tied St Croix cds with another strike alongside, unframed P.D, Suisse Amb. Marseille E tpo at right, reverse with Swiss tpo’s, Geneva transit and arrival cds.
1867 outer letter sheet to Lyon franked ‘Sitting Helvetia’ 60c. tied by Geneva cds, unframed PD and red French entry cds Suisse Lyon, arrival backstamp.
1887 (16.XI.) local Kaiserstuhl ‘CHARGE printed document franked ‘Standing Helvetia’ 20c and 15c. Numeral plus local Canton Aargau 10c tax stamp, tied by three cds; a couple of tones.
1890 cover to Switzerland, franked 4d tied unclear numeral handstamp, 'ACCRA' date stamp in association, 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/BR PACKET' transit, reverse with arrival cancels; small surface faults in Accra cancel otherwise good condition.
1898 (14.XI.) parcel card to Copenhagen franked ‘Standing Helvetia’ 50c. and 1f. tied by Zurich Fahrp. Aufgabe R III cds, reverse with Hamburg transit and arrival cancel, repeated on front with instructional handstamps. A couple of pinholes at left.
1899 (8 Juin) cover to Basle, Switzerland under franked at 15c. rate for France and Colonies, tied three-line TALAGOUGA date stamp, octagonal maritime Loango A Marseille L.M. No.1 date stamp at base, blue manuscript”20” charge with 1897 20c. Postage Due, type II inverted, applied and tied Basel cds. Fine and rare.
1914 (11.V.) incoming cover from Bern, Switzerland bearing 3c. violet and 10c. red, underfranked with small blue manuscript “T”, larger black local handstamp part overstruck by one of the four ‘TAKSE’ overprinted surcharge postage dues cancelled by Shkoder cds of 20.5.1914; some corner bumps to envelope and light central vertical filing crease, scarce cover.
1919 envelope from Osaka to Zurich, Switzerland franked on reverse with 1914-25 watermarked ‘Tazawa’ 2s., 3s. and 5s. not cancelled though despatch cancels appear front and back, cancelled instead on arrival in Switzerland with (inappropriate ?) two-line TIMBRE AU DOS/ MARKE RUCKSEITIG, Oberrieden arrival on reverse.