(Disinfected Mail) 1843 entire from Candia to France, forwarded by Cavalli & Sons of Syra, with horizontal slits and good PURIFIE AU LAZARET/ MALTE handstamp on reverse, Marseille arrival backstamp
(Libia) 1889 commercial envelope addressed to Livorno franked ‘Estero’ overprinted Umberto I 5c. (2) and 10c., not cancelled on despatch but in transit at Malta with A25 obliterators, reverse with backflap missing with small part Malts cds remaining and Napoli transit, scarce.
(Maritime Mail) 1859 commercial entire from Constantinople to “Tagliaferro & figli”, Malta with company chop across reverse, the front bearing fine blue strike of Borysthene cds; good clean condition.
(Soldier's Letter) 1882 envelope FRONT ONLY to London franked Great Britain 1d. lilac tied A25 duplex, the envelope part printed for '3 Bn. King's Roayl Rifles'.
(Village Postmark) 1913 picture postcard to Sweden franked by four Farthings tied by three Misida cds.
(Village Postmark) Small 1910s local mourning envelope franked on reverse ½d. tied Melleha cds.
1765 (15.10.) entire from Rome to Malta which was handed over to the Napoleonic Post Offices in Rome and sent via Naples, small straight-line Roma applied, without any other postal markings, fine condition. Ex. Vollmeier.
1774 incoming entire from Palermo, Sicily endorsed “Siracusa/ per Malta” to a Pioroio Fournier. A fine early entire.
1782 entire to a Captain of the Royal Regiment residing in a hotel in Niort, France bearing a good example of the combined handstamp ‘MARSEILLE/ DE MALTHE’, “25” manuscript charge.
1839 entire to Genova bearing good strike of straight-line Malta post Office handstamp, arrival backstamp; light horizontal filing crease, a good legible example.
1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Firenze bearing fine 'Coat of Arms' handstamp on front and ornate framed 'CORFU' date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line 'Malta Post Office' handstamp, reverse with straight-line 'LIVORNO' and two-line 'APRILE/1840' handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.
1860 entire from Odessa with company chop bottom left, forwarded to Constantinople with agents handstamp on reverse, addressed to Malta and carried on French ship ‘Borysthene’ with cds top right, at double rate 2/- on arrival manuscript charge, arrival backstamp.
1864 pair of entires both franked 15c., the first 13 Ago from Messina to Trapani cancelled by Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani keyhole date stamp with a fine strike alongside, the second of 6 Set from Siracusa to Genova cancelled Malta-Palermo Piroscafi Post Italiani. A fine pair of covers showing both directions of this scarce maritime date stamp.
1867 (AP 3) entire to Livorno bearing index B Malta cds, very fine ’22 ½.’ accountancy handstamp top right and ‘6’ at base, reverse with Messina transit and Livorno arrival.
1870 entire to Livorno, Italy franked pair 4d vermilion, CD-CE, pl.11, tied 'MALTA/Code A/A25' duplex, red unframed "P.D." and manuscript "5½"; Napoli transit and arrival backstamps.
1875 (DE 21) entire to Athens endorsed “Via Syra”, despatch cds at top right, black ‘T’ applied, ‘60’ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transits of Siracusa, Messina, Brindisi and Bari of 22nd and 24th , Syra transit and arrival cancels in Julian calendar; fine and clean condition.
1876 (FE 7) 1d. postal stationery envelope with fine illustration for 'Benjamin Edgington, 2 Duke St. Southwark S.E.' depicting tents and marquees in the grounds of Winsor Castle, used from London to Malta bearing 1/2d. plate 6 and 1d. plate 173 tied by duplex cancels, reverse with impressed seal of company and arrival cds; light horizontal crease of scant consequence; extremely rare overseas usage.
1879 (OC 18) British 1d. brown stationery card to Reading neatly cancelled by A25 Malta duplex with message asking for Bulbs Guide and Price List. Some slight ageing.
1879 Great Britain 1d. postal stationery card to Einsiedeln, Switzerland, cancelled code A A25 duplex, arrival cds on front at left.
1882 Great Britain 1d postal stationery card to London, cancelled 'MALTA/Code D/A25' duplex, red arrival cds on front at left.