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Spain (Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.Spain (Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.

Spain

Covers and stamps / Italy incoming mail / Spain / Consular Mail / Disinfected mail

(Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.

£295

Martinique (British Occupation – Napoleonic War) 1812 (1 July) entire to London bearing framed MARTINIQUE handstamp of British Packet Agent, manuscript “2/2” charge (1/3d. packet rate West Indies to Falmouth pus 1/- to London less 1d rebate). Reverse with manuscript “not known at the Spanish Ambassadors/ not Spanish Consul” and re-addressed to Upper Berkley St, Portman Sq. From the Third British Occupation 1809-14.Martinique (British Occupation – Napoleonic War) 1812 (1 July) entire to London bearing framed MARTINIQUE handstamp of British Packet Agent, manuscript “2/2” charge (1/3d. packet rate West Indies to Falmouth pus 1/- to London less 1d rebate). Reverse with manuscript “not known at the Spanish Ambassadors/ not Spanish Consul” and re-addressed to Upper Berkley St, Portman Sq. From the Third British Occupation 1809-14.

Martinique

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Used Abroad / Consular Mail / Napoleonic

(British Occupation – Napoleonic War) 1812 (1 July) entire to London bearing framed MARTINIQUE handstamp of British Packet Agent, manuscript “2/2” charge (1/3d. packet rate West Indies to Falmouth pus 1/- to London less 1d rebate). Reverse with manuscript “not known at the Spanish Ambassadors/ not Spanish Consul” and re-addressed to Upper Berkley St, Portman Sq. From the Third British Occupation 1809-14.

£1750

Argentina (British Post Office - Disinfected) 1853 outer letter sheet to Barcelona, rated “1/-“ in manuscript, also bearing black crown circle Paid At Buenos Ayres that is overstruck by circular framed 7.R handstamp, endorsed at top “Via Canarias” with on reverse red Canarias (3 Ago)  cds and Barcelona (18.8.)arrival, rated. The wrapper also shows four small diagonal slits for fumigation.Argentina (British Post Office - Disinfected) 1853 outer letter sheet to Barcelona, rated “1/-“ in manuscript, also bearing black crown circle Paid At Buenos Ayres that is overstruck by circular framed 7.R handstamp, endorsed at top “Via Canarias” with on reverse red Canarias (3 Ago)  cds and Barcelona (18.8.)arrival, rated. The wrapper also shows four small diagonal slits for fumigation.

Argentina

Covers and stamps / Argentina / Great Britain Used Abroad / Spain / Crown Circles / Disinfected mail

(British Post Office - Disinfected) 1853 outer letter sheet to Barcelona, rated “1/-“ in manuscript, also bearing black crown circle Paid At Buenos Ayres that is overstruck by circular framed 7.R handstamp, endorsed at top “Via Canarias” with on reverse red Canarias (3 Ago) cds and Barcelona (18.8.)arrival, rated. The wrapper also shows four small diagonal slits for fumigation.

£445

Spain (British Post Office) 1842 entire to Porto and 1847 to London displaying both types of B.C./ CADIZ cancels of British Consular Service.Spain (British Post Office) 1842 entire to Porto and 1847 to London displaying both types of B.C./ CADIZ cancels of British Consular Service.

Spain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Used Abroad / Spain / Consular Mail

(British Post Office) 1842 entire to Porto and 1847 to London displaying both types of B.C./ CADIZ cancels of British Consular Service.

£65

Spain (Canary Islands) 1853 entire to Buenos Ayres with endorsement on reverse folded out for display which was overlaid once delivered to the “Paqueta Amalia” Captain at Cadiz, datelined from Puerto Real and endorsed “Via de Tenerife” and bearing very fine British crown-circle PAID AT TENERIFFE, where

Spain

Covers and stamps / Argentina / Great Britain Used Abroad / Spain / Crown Circles

(Canary Islands) 1853 entire to Buenos Ayres with endorsement on reverse folded out for display which was overlaid once delivered to the “Paqueta Amalia” Captain at Cadiz, datelined from Puerto Real and endorsed “Via de Tenerife” and bearing very fine British crown-circle PAID AT TENERIFFE, where "2/-" double rate was charged,"10" quartos charged on arrival. Ex. Sacher.

£1950

Russian Levant (Crete) 1901 picture postcard of Leo Tolstoy from Russia to Crete with 1k. franking on each side with very fine ROPIT AGENT KRITI date stamp on reverse ( a less clear offset on front), the front bearing double-ring ROPIT CONSTANTINOPOLI transit and Greek Xania arrival; fine and scarce.Russian Levant (Crete) 1901 picture postcard of Leo Tolstoy from Russia to Crete with 1k. franking on each side with very fine ROPIT AGENT KRITI date stamp on reverse ( a less clear offset on front), the front bearing double-ring ROPIT CONSTANTINOPOLI transit and Greek Xania arrival; fine and scarce.

Russian Levant

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Crete / Russian Levant

(Crete) 1901 picture postcard of Leo Tolstoy from Russia to Crete with 1k. franking on each side with very fine ROPIT AGENT KRITI date stamp on reverse ( a less clear offset on front), the front bearing double-ring ROPIT CONSTANTINOPOLI transit and Greek Xania arrival; fine and scarce.

£475

Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.Great Britain (Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Great Britain / Military

(Crimean War) 1855 stampless ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ envelope with embossed back flap to England, endorsed “via Marseille”, POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY A cds of Constantinople. The cover has been charged “6” in spite of the heading.

£175

French Levant (Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire to Paris with various manuscript rates, Constantinople/ 30 JUIN two-line handstamp, T.A. (Austrian transit) and red French entry cds, reverse with disinfection cachet across flap; filing crease at base.French Levant (Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire to Paris with various manuscript rates, Constantinople/ 30 JUIN two-line handstamp, T.A. (Austrian transit) and red French entry cds, reverse with disinfection cachet across flap; filing crease at base.

French Levant

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / French Levant / Disinfected mail

(Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire to Paris with various manuscript rates, Constantinople/ 30 JUIN two-line handstamp, T.A. (Austrian transit) and red French entry cds, reverse with disinfection cachet across flap; filing crease at base.

£115

Russia (Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.Russia (Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.

Russia

Covers and stamps / Russia / Consular Mail / Disinfected mail / Odessa

(Disinfected Mail) 1852 entire addressed locally to the Sardinian Consul at Odessa where disinfected by slitting and rastel punching at quarantine station, oval dated handstamp on reverse ‘Cleaned in the Odessa/..../....’ , a good strike for this.

£255

French Levant (Disinfected Mail) 1871 outer letter sheet to Genova, franked ‘Bordeaux’ 20c. and 40c. with close to large margins, cancelled by ‘anchor’ lozenge, octagonal maritime Constantinople Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp, framed PD, with two disinfection slits, reverse with Messina transit.French Levant (Disinfected Mail) 1871 outer letter sheet to Genova, franked ‘Bordeaux’ 20c. and 40c. with close to large margins, cancelled by ‘anchor’ lozenge, octagonal maritime Constantinople Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp, framed PD, with two disinfection slits, reverse with Messina transit.

French Levant

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / French Levant / French Maritime / Maritime

(Disinfected Mail) 1871 outer letter sheet to Genova, franked ‘Bordeaux’ 20c. and 40c. with close to large margins, cancelled by ‘anchor’ lozenge, octagonal maritime Constantinople Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp, framed PD, with two disinfection slits, reverse with Messina transit.

£495

British Levant (Express D’Orient) 1889 (AU 27) registered formula stationery envelope to Leipzig franked ’40 PARAS’ on 2½d. plus rare black label tied by single BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE index C cds, arrival backstamp and with selvedge of stamp used to additionally seal envelope; a fine example.British Levant (Express D’Orient) 1889 (AU 27) registered formula stationery envelope to Leipzig franked ’40 PARAS’ on 2½d. plus rare black label tied by single BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE index C cds, arrival backstamp and with selvedge of stamp used to additionally seal envelope; a fine example.

British Levant

Covers and stamps / British Levant / Constantinople / Railways

(Express D’Orient) 1889 (AU 27) registered formula stationery envelope to Leipzig franked ’40 PARAS’ on 2½d. plus rare black label tied by single BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE index C cds, arrival backstamp and with selvedge of stamp used to additionally seal envelope; a fine example.

£1375

Australia (Golf)  1947 (3 Feb) souvenir postcard for Australia’s first fieldpost office at University of Melbourne, depicting scene of postal officials clearing mail at the FPO. Special handstamps for PICAO’s meeting (Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization), autographed by H.A.Robertson, Postmaster. Good condition.Australia (Golf)  1947 (3 Feb) souvenir postcard for Australia’s first fieldpost office at University of Melbourne, depicting scene of postal officials clearing mail at the FPO. Special handstamps for PICAO’s meeting (Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization), autographed by H.A.Robertson, Postmaster. Good condition.

Australia

Covers and stamps / Australia / Golf

(Golf) 1947 (3 Feb) souvenir postcard for Australia’s first fieldpost office at University of Melbourne, depicting scene of postal officials clearing mail at the FPO. Special handstamps for PICAO’s meeting (Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization), autographed by H.A.Robertson, Postmaster. Good condition.

£65

Italy (Incoming Mail) 1866 (24 Jan) outer letter sheet to Genova bearing Constantinople company chop, at top French maritime cds for ship Danube, framed entry PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESI handstamp indicating French Packet, Messina transit of 28th and red framed arrival.Italy (Incoming Mail) 1866 (24 Jan) outer letter sheet to Genova bearing Constantinople company chop, at top French maritime cds for ship Danube, framed entry PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESI handstamp indicating French Packet, Messina transit of 28th and red framed arrival.

Italy

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / French Maritime / Italy incoming mail

(Incoming Mail) 1866 (24 Jan) outer letter sheet to Genova bearing Constantinople company chop, at top French maritime cds for ship Danube, framed entry PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESI handstamp indicating French Packet, Messina transit of 28th and red framed arrival.

£85

China (Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.China (Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts / Consular Mail

(Kewkiang Local Post) 1895 ‘On Her Britannic Majesty’s Servive’ cover to H.M’s Consulate General at Shanghai franked at quadruple 4c rate with ½c. black/pink pair and two ½c. red/yellow in two singles and a pair of 1c. black, tied vilet double framed oval Kewkiang Local Post 7 Apr 95, reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post cds. Horizontal creasing at top affecting two stamps. The only known cover bearing the double framed oval dater of Kewkiang, used between March and April of 1895.

£4350

Turkey (Maritime Mail) 1854 (27 Feb) entire from Constantinople to Brousse handstamped blue oval *C.O.* CONSTANTINOPLE/ P.P.; a fair strike of a difficult cancel.

Turkey

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Turkey / Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1854 (27 Feb) entire from Constantinople to Brousse handstamped blue oval *C.O.* CONSTANTINOPLE/ P.P.; a fair strike of a difficult cancel.

£115

France (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.

France

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / French Maritime / Malta / Maritime

(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.

£70

France (Maritime Mail) 1868 outer letter sheet to Genova per Savona franked ‘Laureated’Napo;eon 80c. pair and single tied by ‘anchor’ lozenge cancel with faint octagonal Buenos Ayres date stamp at centre, various Italian transit and arrival cds.
Carried by the “Carmel” to Montevideo and thence by “Guienne” to Bordeaux.
France (Maritime Mail) 1868 outer letter sheet to Genova per Savona franked ‘Laureated’Napo;eon 80c. pair and single tied by ‘anchor’ lozenge cancel with faint octagonal Buenos Ayres date stamp at centre, various Italian transit and arrival cds.
Carried by the “Carmel” to Montevideo and thence by “Guienne” to Bordeaux.

France

Covers and stamps / Argentina / French Maritime / Italy incoming mail / Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1868 outer letter sheet to Genova per Savona franked ‘Laureated’Napo;eon 80c. pair and single tied by ‘anchor’ lozenge cancel with faint octagonal Buenos Ayres date stamp at centre, various Italian transit and arrival cds. Carried by the “Carmel” to Montevideo and thence by “Guienne” to Bordeaux.

£295

French Levant (Maritime Mail) 1872 (31 Juil) entire to Lyon franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 40c. (2) tied by two ‘anchor’ lozenges with octagonal Constantinople P. Fr. U no.4, framed PD and red PAQUEBOTS/ DE LA/ MEDITERRANEE, Marseille transit backstamp; filing crease towards base that has started to split.

French Levant

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / French Levant / French Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1872 (31 Juil) entire to Lyon franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 40c. (2) tied by two ‘anchor’ lozenges with octagonal Constantinople P. Fr. U no.4, framed PD and red PAQUEBOTS/ DE LA/ MEDITERRANEE, Marseille transit backstamp; filing crease towards base that has started to split.

£65

France (Maritime Mail) 1872 ‘Frassinet Shipping Company’ invoice to Constantinople from Marseille franked ‘Laureated’ Napoleon 40c. cancelled on arrival by ‘5083’ gros chiffres, endorsed at top in manuscript “par Gyptis” as stated in body of invoice.

France

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / France / French Maritime

(Maritime Mail) 1872 ‘Frassinet Shipping Company’ invoice to Constantinople from Marseille franked ‘Laureated’ Napoleon 40c. cancelled on arrival by ‘5083’ gros chiffres, endorsed at top in manuscript “par Gyptis” as stated in body of invoice.

£125

Austria (Maritime) Undated stampless insured envelope to Verona  cancelled Spalato cds (Croatia), straight-line FRANCA handstamp and two-line VAPORE/ DE SPALATO handstamp. Reverse with five, very fine large red wax seals of Italian Consulate at Spalato.Austria (Maritime) Undated stampless insured envelope to Verona  cancelled Spalato cds (Croatia), straight-line FRANCA handstamp and two-line VAPORE/ DE SPALATO handstamp. Reverse with five, very fine large red wax seals of Italian Consulate at Spalato.

Austria

Covers and stamps / Austria / Croatia / Maritime / Consular Mail

(Maritime) Undated stampless insured envelope to Verona cancelled Spalato cds (Croatia), straight-line FRANCA handstamp and two-line VAPORE/ DE SPALATO handstamp. Reverse with five, very fine large red wax seals of Italian Consulate at Spalato.

£65