(Disinfected Mail) 1883 (21/7) 5sld stationery card to Berlin bearing Smirne despatch, Constantinopel transit of 23rd and bearing fine blue boxed handstamp of Odessa disinfection station, arrival cancel of 29th, some staining top right. An unusual routing.
(Incoming Mail) 1907 (29 Aug) printed envelope to Constantinople franked Romania 25b. tied by Buzeu cds, Constanta-Alexandria ship transit cancel of same date, though cover would have departed on the Smyrna run, reverse with further despatch plus arrival cds of the Austrian Offices; light central vertical filing crease
(Labuan) 1894 (JY 21) registered cover to “Secretary of the German Consulate General” , Constantinople, Turkey bearing single franking 18c. ‘Mount Kinabalu’ tied Labuan cds, oval framed ‘R’ and blue manuscript number, reverse with Napoli transit and arrival backstamp of Austrian Post Office.
(Palestine) 1872 (25/10) registered cover to Kishinev, Russia from Church of Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem franked 1867 10s horizontal pair on reverse and 15s pair with one stamp folded over to reverse tied by four Gerusalemme cds, straight-line RECOM and FRANCO handstamps, remains of five wax seals and arrival cds on reverse, opened-out for display.
(Palestine) 1882 registered cover to Mocenigo di Bumo, Italy franked fine printing 10sld. pair tied Jerusalem Gerusalemme cds, ‘RECOM.’ handstamp with m/s number to left, reverse with Triest and Cles transit cancels and five red wax seals with discernable Coat of Arms; a fine cover.
(Palestine) 1906 parcel card to Trieste bearing single franking 10pi. surcharge tied Jerusalem Osterr. Post cds, reverse with cyrillic transit and arrival cds; left-hand portion of card removed, a scarce single franking
(Post Offices in Crete) 1898 (24 Nov) printed soldier’s envelope ‘From’ “Lca Sgt F. Pagett 5th Fusiliers Crete”, endorsed bottom left corner “British Forces Crete” , stamp cancelled Candia Oesterreichische Post cds, reverse with Dover Station Office cds; some slight faults to envelope, opened-out for display a rare and unusual item of mail from the International Peace-Keeping Force in Crete.
1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'SALONICO' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan Post Office; a rare item.
1863 cover bearing "Consulat de France/en Epiro" handstamp to Constantinople bearing 'JANINA' date stamp, two straight-line 'FRANCO' handstamps, arrival backstamp of Austrian Post Office and large part flattened red wax seal of Consulate.
1896 (7/2) '20 Para 20' on 5k. reply stationery card with outer section to MELLENBACH, Austria and cancelled 'BEIRUT/OESTERREICHES POST', arrival cds to left of 16/2. The reply section returned to Beirut on 22/4 with arrival cds of 2/5. Each card with long messages. The outward card with vertical crease and cards separated although is likely they were once a pair.