(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.
(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.
(United States Agency) 1922 registered Return Receipt to Greenville, Ill. Franked 14c. on 7c. and 16c. on 8c. tied by oval Postal Agency Shanghai china handstamp, negative registration handstamp at left, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai date stamps on revers with Chicago transits and arrival cds. Still with ‘Receipt For Registered Article’. The 14c surcharge a rare stamp on cover, Philatelic Fondation Cert. Ex Twigg-Smith.
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.
1859 cover to “Passenger Overland/ Post Office. Aden”, red Boston Paid cds, carried by British Packet at 39c rate on cunard “Niagura”. At top manuscript endorsement “N J Kindman’s complis/ Aden May 23rd 1859” for forwarding out of mails to Penang, a manuscript arrival endorsement on reverse.