(Samoa) 1909 (26 FE) registered cover to Altenburg, Germany franked 1900 30pf., 40pf. and 2M., each a marginal, not cancelled on despatch so each cancelled in transit Auckland N.Z. Loose Letters cds, Auckland registration label tied by cds, the envelope having been endorsed Registered in English and French but without label; a heavy linen backed envelope, some toning, unusual and rare.
1895 (MAR 27) registered cover to Rostock, Germany, franked two 'Surcharged/1½d' on 2d and 'R 3d' on 2d tied two double-ring 'APIA/SAMOA' cds, black "R" registration handstamp and red LONDON transit, arrival backstamp; some slight toning of little significance.
1897 (Dec 28) registered cover to Switzerland franked 1899 ½d. Palm Trees vertical pair, 1895-1900 1½d. on 2d. and 3d. on 2d. Registered stamp, tied pair of Apia date stamps, reverse with Sydney transit of JA 14 and two Napoli transits; fine condition
1899 (Dec 29) registered multifranked cover to Leipzig, Germany including 3d Registration stamp, two 2½d. on 1s. surcharges and a Provisional Govt 1d. tied Apia date stamps, straight line REGISTERED, London transit, reverse with N.Z. Marine P.O. / R.M.S. Alameda date stamp; fine condition.
Incoming cover from London on DE 23/ 79 franked wing marginal 6d. gray, addressed to Dunedin and endorsed “Till called for”, arrival backstamp of 24 FE 80, UNCLAIMED straight-line handstamp and cds of same colour dated 9 JU and sent to Dead Letter Office at Wellington arriving JU 19 80. Some creasing at top affecting the stamp but still attractive.