1885 (30 MR) 2d. postal stationery registration envelope to Bissau, Portuguese Guinea franked 1883 3d. and 5d. tied ‘498’ numeral obliterators with Manchester Registered cds in association and Brooks-Bar Manchester cds, red London transit, endorsed “Via Lisbon” on front with their cds on reverse. The 3d. with rounded NW corner, a most unusual destination.
1889 (22 Apr) envelope to Helsingfors, Finland franked 1886 10r., 20r. and 50r. (slightly rounded top right corner) cancelled by two large oval CORREIO/ DE S.VICENTE date stamps, reverse with Genova and Venezia transits, St Petersburg transit and arrival cds of 10.V.; fine cover to an unusual destination by an unusual route.
1903 picture postcard of Milwaukee, sent from there to Angra, Azores with faint despatch, also showing Libreville Congo Francaise transits, French maritime Loango A Marseille L.M. No.2 date stamp and unclearly dated Accra Gold Coast cds, plus arrival cds. An unusual routing.
1917 (4.5.) printed German ‘Correspondenca de prisioneiros de guerra’ stampless card, dated and signed by prisoner on reverse, for use exclusively from Lourenco Marques, addressed to Germany with four different cachets including local Red Cross, Lisbon and Geneva Prisoner of War cachets, Geneva machine cancel at top; fine.
1951 Birds set of 24 on Courvoisier Archive pages, all imperf in finished or colour stages, a few values are duplicated and also on first page, No. 66, there are three photographic proofs of unissued values and colour trials for an unissued 40c. value. All in fine condition on the company’s archival pages, 137 examples. A unique item.
: 1886 (12 June) stampless cover to Valparaiso, Chile bearing oval-framed Correio De St. Vincente CABO VERDE date stamp, ‘T’ in circular handstamp and also bearing arrival charge handstamp VALPARAISO MULTADA 20c, reverse with Buenos Aires transit and arrival cds. A rare and extremely fine cover.
Mozambique: 1917 1c Ceres postal stationery card to Switzerland bearing double-ring P.O.W. cachets, dispatch hexagonal cancel at centre and black South African censorship