(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) 1871 entire Habana to Bordeaux transiting via New York, ‘12’ handstamp indicting amount due to America, also 1873 outer letter sheet following same route despite endorsement “pr Franch mail”, with 12c charge for America, both with framed G.B.// 3f.60c. which was used on mail coming from countries without conventions, with the American or German Packets and transits in London.
(Disinfected Mail) 1818 entire from New York to Lisbon carried by the schooner “Elizabeth”, landed at the port of Belem and bearing disinfection handstamp Caza Da Saude Do Porto De Belem, also with oval-framed ‘C.Est.de.N’ (Carta Estrangeira de navio) handstamp applied at Lisbon to mail arriving by foreign ships, rated ‘160’ reis; a slight stain on front.
(Interrupted Mail) 1970s folded envelope to Kansas University franked ‘Annigoni’ 5c. and 10c. tied Kowloon cds, at centre three-line handstamp Mail delayed in/ delivery due to/ West Coast dock strike. Some wrinkling to envelope, unusual.
(Mexico) 1914 AR registered cover to Manchester, England bearing single franking 12c. Franklin tied Veracruz. Mex. cds, violet registration handstamp to left, reverse with Vera Cruz cds in same ink and New York transit; missing backflap and some light toning, showing generally good quality cancels.
(Picture Stationery) 1898 1c. stationery entitled ‘Souvenir of Greater New York’ depicting Elevated Railroad Curver 110th St. used to Germany with uprating stamp removed but still showing New York Williams Bridge duplex.
(Post Agencies in Mexico) 1914 (25.V.) registered printed envelope to Paris franked 5c. and 10c tied by framed Vera Cruz, Mexico/ U.S.Mail Agency, violet registration handstamp at left, arrival cds on front, reverse with Vera Cruz despatch cds, New York transit and further arrival cancels. Both the manuscript and printed routings have been crossed out and ignored.
1851 cover to Hinckley, England, with contents datelined 29th August bearing 1851 12c. Washington pair with margins touched at sides, cancelled two grids of bars, Buffalo N.Y. handstamp at right, overstruck by ‘19’ accountancy handstamp, oxidised Paid In/ America/ Liverpool bottom left, arrival backstamp.