(Accountancy) 1860 entire from Royal Netherlands Steamship Company in Amsterdam (blue cachet on front) to Malta, rated "6" and showing Amsterdam despatch cds, framed accountancy 'FR./2f 16c' handstamp, red French entry cds, reverse with Marseille transit and arrival cds. This is the first day of use of this accountancy mark from Holland, rare ex 'Francisco' & 'Camillery'. Interesting letter which refers to the RNSC concerns regarding coaling and quarantine of their vessels.
(Accountancy) 1874 incoming unfranked commercial entire to Cairo from Malta whose cds appears top right, towards bottom left is very fine example of the rare ‘3½‘ accountancy handstamp, reverse with transit of Poste Egiziane Alessandria and arrival cds.
(British Post Offices) 1877 (9 FE) registered commercial envelope to Cospicua, Malta bearing Great Britain 1873-80 2½d., plate 6, MB and scarce 4d. vermilion, plate 15, HD cancelled by two ‘B01’ obliterators, red REGISTERED ALEXANDRIA oval date stamp to left, arrival backstamp of FE 16. A fine and rare registered cover.
(Disinfected Mail) 1899 (3 VI) 4m. on 5m. incoming Egyptian postal stationery card from Cairo, arriving on JU 15, the card bearing large oval ‘Disinfected Lazarretto Malta’, at left manuscript “Left Malta/ no address/ ...”, Retd. Letter Branch G.P.O. Malta cds of JY 22 overstruck with red framed Egyptian date stamp of 10.VIII.; fine and unusual.
(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.