(Lebanon) 1875 (NO 11) printed ‘United States Consulate at/ “Beirut, Syria”’ (added in manuscript) envelope to Omaha, Nebraska, USA franked Great Britain 1873-80 2½d. rosy-mauve (blued paper), plate 1, KC-LC vertical pair tied by G06 obliterator, British Post Office Beyrout cds alongside, London transit, reverse with New York Paid All cds. Envelope disinfected with solitary slit. Stamp LC with perf damage towards top left and envelope slightly reduced at right.
(Postal Stationery) 1880 Great Britain 1d. stationery card to British Post Office, Cairo cancelled by full and fine ‘C’ obliterator, British Post Office Constantinople index A cds alongside, reverse with Alexandria and Suez cancels; some pinholes.
1875 (SP 7) cover to Manchester, endorsed "Via Varna" bearing Great Britain unoverprinted 2 1/2d. mauve on blue, JC, plate 1, tied 'C' obliterator with red British Post Office Constantinople code A cds in association,arrival backstamps; slight fault to envelope at top and opened-out for display.
1876 outer letter sheet to Glarus, Switzerland bearing Great Britain 1873-80, Watermark Small Anchor, plate 3, PA cancelled by ‘G06’ obliterator with British Post Office Beyrout cds in association, unclear Italian transit backstamp together with fine arrival cancels; good clean example.
1878 (SP 30) envelope of H.M.S. HELICON to Surrey franked Wmk Orb 2½d. rosy-mauve, plate 9, BK cancelled ‘C’ obliterator with red British Post Office Constantinople index A cds, redirected upon arrival from Twickenham to Isleworth. The “Helicon” was part of fleet operating during the Russo -Turkish War 1877-78.
1885 (JY 18) cover to Galveston, Texas, franked by 2 1/2d. cancelled by barred 'C' with red British Post Office Constantinople code C in association, envelope endorsed "via Varna", reverse with London and New York transits and arrival cds.
1885 40 PARAS on 2½d. block of eight, HQ-IT, each stamp handstamped SPECIMEN. The stamps were surcharged from a horizontal setting of eight clichés, of which 3 showed a small ‘S’. The four stamps at right of this block are with the small ‘S’; fresh hinged mint.
1891 Great Britain 1d. stationery card to Japan cancelled by full ‘C’ obliterator, a rather smudged “Kobe Japan” added on front to ease delivery, reverse with British Post Office Constantinople despatch cds, Alexandria transit and, on front Suez transit of Egypt, arrival backstamp; some slight edge bumps, an unusual destination.