(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.
1895 (14 Nov) ‘Corps Expeditionnaire De Madagascar’ letter card registered to France, uprated 1895 5c., 10c. and 25c. all tied by Majunga cds, framed ‘R’ handstamp with manuscript number, Enghien Les Bains arrival backstamp. With complete selvedge and with message, Ex. Grabowski.
1895 (9 Jul) cover to London, franked by 1895 (Mar) 4d. rose, paying inland postage, centrally cancelled by violet ‘British Mail Antananarivo’ cds, in combination with Natal 2½d. bright blue, paying external postage, tied in transit by Durban JY 30 95 cds, red hooded arrival backstamp; some slight faults to 4d. and envelope opened on two sides, ink smudging.
1897 (7/12) envelope endorsed “Corps d’occupation d Madagascar” to Nancy franked with 50c. for overseas registered rate with manuscript Beforana village cancel with manuscript registration and date to left, arrival backstamp. Unusual cover posted before Post Office equipment had arrived.
1901 (3 Fevr) registered mourning envelope to Crete franked 1896-99 10c. in combination with Diego Suarez 40c. tied Tamatave cds, faint octagonal maritime date stamp of same date at right, reverse with Port Said and Alexandrie transit cancels of French Post Office and La Canee Crete arrival (23 Fevr); fine condition, Ex. Grabowski.
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.
1902 (6 Aout) “Corps D’Occupation de Madagascar” registered pink envelope to Ollioules, France bearing single franking 1902 15 on 1f. and 40c Sage tied blue Diego Suarez date stamps, further strike at top and framed ‘R’ in same ink, French arrival and transit cancels; roughly opened at base
1904 (29 Mars) registered cover to Montevideo, Uruguay franked 1896-99 25c. black on rose together with 1903 ‘Zebu’ 1c., 4c., 5c. pair and 10c. cancelled Tananarive cds, framed ‘T’ handstamp and further cds at top, Montevideo registration etiquette top left, arrival backstamp. A fine and unusual destination, Ex. Grabowski.
1904 (5 Mars) registered cover franked on reverse block of ten 4c. tied Tamatave cds to Marseille and a single franking 40c. Diego Suarez on 1900 registered cover to Isere tied Tamatave cds. Both 40c. registered French community rates. Ex Grabowski, on his album page.
1905 large printed envelope from Italian Consulte to Foreign Affairs Ministry at Rome with Consular cachet at lower left, franked 1896-99 50c. and 1903 ‘Zebu’ 1f. horizontal strip of three tied blue Tamatave cds with framed ‘R’ handstamp in same ink; peripheral faults to envelope with creasing affecting stamps, franked at 13th weight level (13 x 15c. postage plus 25c. registration = 3f50)
1907 (25 Avril) cover to Vatomondry franked at printed matter rate with 1900-01 Sage 5c. yellow-green tied by Tananarive cds, addressee no found and straight-line INCONNU and two-line RETOUR/ A L’ENVOYEUR hand stamps applied, as a printed matter rate item, the return postage had to be paid for, so triangular framed ‘T’ handstamp applied and framed AFFRANCHISEMENT/ INSUFFISANT with imperf 10c. Postage Due applied and tied Tananarive cds; fine and rare usage, Ex Grabowski.
1907 (28 Janv) internal envelope addressed to “Infanterie Coloniale” franked 1900-01 10c. and 19034c. tied by blue Diego Suarez cds with matching triangular framed ‘T’, at left a telegramme receipt label affixed to envelope with the same cancel used as a postage due notice for 12c., a scarce usage.
1909 (6 Mars) registered cover to South Australia redirected internally upon arrival franked 1906 Sage 35c. black on yellow together with 1902 0,05 on 30c. narrow surcharge and 0,10 on 50c. wide surcharge each tied Tamatave blue cds, reverse with Aden transit cds and Adelaide cds.