(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.
(Advertising Stationery) 1901 1c. postal card uprated 1c. Pan American Exposition to Bremen cancelled by New York machine cancel, fine illustration of Beer Hall and Restaurant Scheffel Hall, 3rd Ave, New York depicting Monks drinking at a table.
(Advertising Stationery) 1917 1c. envelope of ‘Ajax Fire Engine Works’ with fine red image of machine in use, addressed to ‘The North German Lloyd of Bremen, Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies’, New York despatch and arrival backstamps; heavy central vertical filing crease.
(Airmail) 1932 express parcel card from Leipzig to Zug, Switzerland franked airmails 15pf. and 50pf. plus zeppelin 4Rm tied Leipzig O.8 cds, Lindau (Bodensee) transit of next day and Romanshorn Customs handstamp of the following day, arrival backstamp of 19th, central vertical fold, top right corner crease affecting zeppelin adhesive.
(Austrian Occupation) 1878 (5/12) Hungarian 5Kr. stationery parcel card cancelled with Feldpost Expositur No.1A cds from Visegrad. Some tone spotting and central vertical filing crease but still a very rare usage of a Hungarian parcel form used during the Austrian Occupation of Bosnia, with only one so far recorded.
(Azerbaijan) 1923 (11.VI.) registered cover to Baden, Switzerland with Baku registration label on the front, franked on reverse 1921-22 5000r green pair in combination with Transcaucasian Federation Russia 35k. and two pairs of 1r. with star overprint, tied by Baku cds, arrival cancel to side; some slight creasing.
(Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.
(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.
(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (14 Nov) entire to Moscow, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘24’ Paris Star with cds in association, red framed PD and blue manuscript ratings applied in transit; without backstamps, fine and fresh. Brun Certificate.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (26 Oct) small entire to St Petersbourg, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘18’ Paris Star with Paris, A. D’Amsterdam cds in association, framed PD and red manuscript rates in transit. Small tear at back, fine and fresh to rare destination. The letter was sent to Councellor of State Mr Alexandre de Schulz denying any involvement of Prince Napoleon in scandal with forger of Russia’s banknotes made by Mr. Dombrowsky.