(Anjouan) 1895 (25 Mai) 10c. ‘Sultanat d’Anjouan’ postal stationery card to London cancelled blue octagonal ANJOUAN COL. FRANC., repeated at left and overstruck with D’Zaoudzi Mayotte transit, Marseille A La Reunion maritime date stamp, annotated “ViaLa Reunion/ et Seychelles”. Some toning, Ex. Grabowski.
(Diego Suarez) 1897 (20 Fevr) registered military concession rate cover to Rochefort franked 1892 20c. and 50c. tied by octagonal CORRces D’ARMEES DIEGO SUAREZ, with endorsement at top “Correspondance militaire Recommande” and signed. Rare triple rate military concession rate (3 x15c for 30-45g letter + registration of 25c.) Ex Grabowski, on his album page.
1902 (30 Juin) unpaid envelope sent internally to soldier with triangular framed ‘T’ handstamp and blue manuscript “0.30” charge and horizontal strip of three 10c. postage dues apllied, with large margins and tied Diego Suarez cds; signed Calves. Ex Grabowski.
1912 (22.4.) incoming unfranked envelope from Leipzig, Germany to Majunga with framed ‘T’ handstamp and vertical pair of imperf 50c. Postage Dues applied (torn roughly from sheet with fault at top), arrival backstamp of 16 Mai. Envelope endorsed by sender that if not at Majunga to forward to Vatomandry with 8 Juin arrival backstamp where a horizontal strip of three 50c. Postage Dues applied, manuscript not found and return annotations, framed INCONNU and two-line RETOUR/ A L’ENVOYEUR, violet framed ZURUCK/ an den Absender, with variety of blue manuscript charges and on reverse PORTO handstamp; a fine and interesting item.