(Eastern Anatolia) 1921 envelope to Istanbul franked Ministry of Finance 5 piastre rose overprinted Ottoman Posts 1337 and tied Malatya native date stamp, at centre good strike of blue negative Malatya censor, arrival backstamps; a couple of slight stains and torn backflap, good clear cancels.
(Incoming Mail) 1907 (29 Aug) printed envelope to Constantinople franked Romania 25b. tied by Buzeu cds, Constanta-Alexandria ship transit cancel of same date, though cover would have departed on the Smyrna run, reverse with further despatch plus arrival cds of the Austrian Offices; light central vertical filing crease
(Ottoman) 1917 (14.8.) registered plain card to Brunn, Austria franked 1914 10pa. with red star overprint and 1915 Provisionals 20pa. and 1pi. tied by bilingual octagonal Jerusalem 2 date stamp, registration label at left tied by framed censor handstamp with another local censor above and at centre red boxed Wien censor; good condition with full message.
(Post Offices in Turkish Empire) 1916 German 5pf postal stationery card with “Feld” added to printed ‘Postkarte’ to Bad Homburg cancelled Konstantinopel Feldpost Mil. Miss. cds, two line red handstamp stating ‘Do Not Send Food to Turkey’
(Wurttemberg) 1897 (31 Dez) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1890 3pf. and 5pf. and 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, framed T handstam, on arrival intaglio tax handstamp but no postage dues, arrival cancels front and back, that on reverse tying a Leipzig Stamp Exhibition vignette.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (19 Feb) registered card to Brousse bearing a multi-franked, philatelically inspired underfranking from Langenargen, T handstamps and a blue manuscript erased in pen as reverse with 3pf. and 10pf. cancelled only on arrival, further transit on front together with arrival cds; striking item.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) cover to Brousse, Turkey underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, this 2pf superimposes a Swiss 5c. postage due and French 1c postage due applied by collector, framed T with “22 ½ cts” added in manuscript, on arrival two intaglio tax handstamps and 1 piastre postage due applied and tied Brousse cds of Avr 15.
(Wurttemberg) 1898 (7 Apr) philatelically inspired cover to Brousse underfranked with 1894 2pf. grey tied Langenargen cds, also franked by Portuguese 5r. and a French 5c. postage due, framed T handstamp and manuscript “22 ½ cts”, intaglio T seal on arrival and 5pa. on 10pa black and red surcharges added tied arrival cds; unusual
1848 outer letter sheet sent to Pest from Plovdiv. Entering Serbia disinfected at Aleksinac, quarantine station wax seal applied on reverse. Letter was transferred to the Serbian postal system and on the entry to the Austrian Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin quarantine station. Reverse shows handstamp of this quarantine. Rare double disinfection cover passing through three different postal systems.
1890 20 paras postal stationery card with heavy reinforced central crease to Alexandria cancelled by fair strike of the rare blue negative seal of Buyukdere Posta Subesi (ASP type 5, rated RRR), oval date stamp in association at left, Constantinople transit and arrival cds. Some faults but a rare item.
1909 picture postcard of Smyrne to Germany where the stamp has become missing and a red illustration in its place, two Alexandria-Constanta maritime cancels, circular framed 'T' handstamp applied in Turkey and blue manuscript charge on arrival
1920 Large size registered cover sent from Constantinople top Warsaw, franked with 3x50f+1,50M+2x2,50M Issues for Southern Poland (Austrian Currency) all tied by Polish P.O. at Constantinople cds, alongside boxed registration cachet “KONSTANTYNOPOL”, arrival Warsaw on reverse.