(Corfu) 1875 stampless mourning entire from Messina, Sicily with Napoli and Brindisi transits on reverse, bearing black handstamped ‘T’ on front and on arrival large ‘120’ handstamp and two 60 lepta Postage Dues applied and tied with numeral in lozenge; fine and scarce.
(Ionian Islands – Disinfected Mail) 1824 (17 Oct) entire from Corfu to Otranto bearing large double-ring Isole Jonie handstamp, straight-line OTRANTO arrival at top, two horizontal disinfection slits with very fine paper wafer seal on reverse ‘Sigillum Ces. Reg. Gibernii Litoralis Austriaci’. Dr. G. Chiavarello Certificate.
(Metelin) 1904 picture postcard of S.M.S. Aviso to Dardanelles franked pair 2k green tied by violet ROPIT MITELIN with a further strike to left, ROPIT CONSTANTINOPLE transit cds at top in transit, fine bluish ROPIT DARDANELLY arrival in a type not listed by Tchilinghirian (the Agent is abbreviated to AG here); fine condition.
(Olympics) 1780 Map of ancient Olympic site from a book ‘Pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis’, a fictional work abouth the travels of the Scythian sage Anacharsis in Greece in the middle of the 4th Century, written by Jacques Barthelemy and published in 1788; with vertical fold