(Libia) 1917 cover to Geneva, Switzerland bearing overprinted 5c. and 20 on 15c. tied by fine strike of Marsa Susa (Cyrenaica) cds, with censor tape at left tied front and back two-line Milano/ Posta Estera, regimental cachet at centre, arrival backstamp.
(Macedonia) 1942 cover sent from SKOLPJE to Trieste bearing unique Italian Military cachet "COMANDO MILITARE/ITALIANO STAZIONE/SKOPLJE" of small Italian military unit at Macedonia, manuscript "Zona sprouvista/francoboli" - NO STAMPS AVAILABLE, censored, transit and arrival cds. Unique, ex. Cihangir (lot 3901)
(Madeira) 1954 airmail parcel card to Stuttgart, Germany franked 1953 ‘Medieval Knight’ 1E.50, 2E., 5E. and 50E. single and block of eight tied Funchal cds, Encomendas Lisboa transit Frankfurt Main transit; vertical filing crease clear of stamps.
(Maritime Mail) 1899 cover to Kurau, Germany franked strip of three 10k. tied two Japanese Nagasaki cds, framed PAQUEBOT handstamp in association, reverse with octagonal French maritime Ligne N Paq. Fr, No.4 date stamp; some slight ageing, scarce cover
(Maritime) 1885 folded printed notice re. Shipping sent from St Petersburg, Russia franked 2k. printed paper rate nd cancelled on arrival at Stockholm, whose cds also appears on reverse.
(Maritime) 1890 4k. Russian postal stationery card to Christianstad cancelled by Stockholm cds with framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ handstamp in association. With full message on reverse, written from Libau. Fine condition.
(Maritime) 1899 (27 Aug) cover to Bank of California, San Francisco, endorsed “Via Japan”, bearing five value, four colour franking of 1k., 2k., 3k., 4k. and 10k. tied by three Nagasaki Japan cds with framed PAQUEBOT handstamp (29 x 8mm, Hosking 3244), reverse with Yokohama transit and arrival cds, seal and senders details cut out from reverse, the 4k. and 10k. with slight horizontal creasing; attractive item.
(Maritime) 1899 Finnish picture postcard to Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland bearing mixed franking Russia 3k. cancelled framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ and Finland 1k. cancelled Stockholm cds, arrival cancels at base. A fine and scarce combination.
(Maritime) 1900 (4 July) printed envelope to Seattle, USA franked vertical laid paper 10k. pair tied Nagasaki Japan cds with further strike below, framed PAQUEBOT (31 x 9.5mm, Hosking 3243). A postage due charge handstamp has been applied and deleted with blue crayon. The sending company address amended from Shanghai to Vladivostok with handstamp, arrival backstamp, reduced at sides.
(Maritime) 1906 incoming 4k. Russian postal stationery card from Helsingfors, Finland to Sodertelge, posted on board ship with front showing framed Fran FINLAND maritime cachet together with Stockholm cds cancelling the stamp image; fine condition.
(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.
(Military) 1917 (21 Oct) French patriotic propaganda card to France, unfranked and bearing violet cachet ‘Mission Militaire Francaise En Russie’ then at Petrograd, Russia. Shortly after Bolshevik revolution when town name was changed from St Petersburg.
(Montenegro) 1941 25p. black corner marginal with overprint only on reverse and inverted, mint never hinged, ex a block of four with certificate.
(Occupation of Odessa) 1943 (10 Apr) registered express cover to Munich, franked with pair of 12L and strip of three 24L Transnistria issue all tied by ODESA1*RECOMANDATA cds, provisional Odessa boxed registration handstamp below. Munich arrival and censor mark & label applied on arrival.
(Ottoman Empire) 1916 incoming stationery parcel card fromTraun, Austria with on reverse overprinted Turkish issues applied with 5pi horizontal strip of three and single 25pi. tied by Moussoul 2 date stamps; fine and unusual.
(Ottoman Empire) 1918 picture postcard of Damas to Lausanne franked 10para ‘Off to the Front’ and 20para Post Office tied by Damas bilingual date stamp, to right Beyrouth transit, reverse with Stamboul Depart cancels and censor cachets front and back.
(Ottoman Empire)1908 20pa postal stationery card to Hungary bearing bilingual violet Tachlidja date satmp (now Taslica), to Hungary with arrival cds to left.