(British Occupation) 1919 (2. NO) registered cover to Berne, Switzerland franked C.E.F. ½d., 1d. and 2d. surcharges together with Nigeria 1d. tied Victoria Cameroons cds, handstamped registration label, reverse with further despatch cancel, Liverpool transit and arrival cds.; fine and fresh condition.
(Lagos) 1872 cover to Le Havre bearing fine strike of the rare Crown Circle ‘Paid At Lagos’, index B Lagos cds to left, red circular framed PD and manuscript “1/1” indicating the amount of ½ charge pre ½ oz due to GPO London. Calais entry cds on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival cds; vertical filing crease at left side clear of any cancel. A rare cover, Ex. Sacher.
(Lagos) 1874 cover to Lyon, annotated “paquet anglais” bearing red Lagos index A cds, circular framed PD probbly applied at London. By January 1871 the ½ oz rate was “1/2” with “1/-“ accountable to London, the Colony retaining 2d. French entry cds bottom left and arrival cds. Good cover, ex Sacher.
(Lagos) 1888 registered cover to Birmingham bearing single-franking 1884-86 6d. olive-green tied barred obliterator, Lagos W.Africa cds, oval framed ‘R’ handstamand oval Registered/ T/ London date stamp, arrival backstamp. Envelope endorsed “per s.s. “Benin”; fine registered cover.
(Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
1858 entire from Lagos to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and ‘10’ decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.
1858 entire from Lagos to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and '10' decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.