(Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.
(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France 'Laureated Napoleon' 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.
(Corsica) 1880 outer letter sheet to Livorno posted on board a vessel at Bastia, franked with ‘Sage’ 5c. (2) and 15c., arrival backstamp and handstamp “coi Postale Francesci” on front to indicate transport by a non Italian postal vessel; fine and scarce.
(French Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.
(French Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.
(French Legion) Accumulation including carmine and blue Mi III/i missing accent in vertical marginal pair with normal, III/III with broken foot to ‘F’ in corner marginal pair with III/V missing accent on ‘special’, overprinted corner marginal block of four, position 24 missing dot over ‘i’, plus a single with the variety; fine mint never hinged.
(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.
(Napoleonic Mail - Corsica) 1806 (26 Sept) Mandat Des Postes (No.21) written from Isle Roupe to the Commandant at Piombino, Department of Golo (Ile d’Elbe) with manuscript on reverse “13” being the number of mandats sent. Very fine and scarce.
(Serbian Forces) 1917 registered cover to Geneva, Switzerland, redirected to Lausanne, franked by two 15c. ‘Sameuse’ on front with a further pair of 10c. on the reverse, tied by Tresor Et Postes *504* date stamp, censor handstamps in French and cyrillic; fine condition.
(Spanish Civil War) 1937 (14.1.) ‘Legacion Del Japon/ Madrid’ envelope to Consulate of Japan, Cape Town, carried outside of the mails to St Jean de Luz because of disruptions caused by the War, there franked with French adhesives tied St Jean de Lux Basses Pyrennie. Reverse with fine wax seal Legation Du Japon Madrid. Without arrival, some toning.
(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.