(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.
1854 cover to Limerick, Ireland, carried privately from Widdin, Bulgaria and put into the Austrian Post Office at Belgrade, Serbia, with two-line Belgrad date stamp, various manuscript markings on front, reverse with Semlin transit, London and Liverpool transits and Limerick arrival cds. Disinfected at Semlin with good strike, albeit overstruck with Netto Di Fuora E Sporco Di Dentro.Fine and rare cover, F. Puschmann certificate.
1857 and 1864 entires to Amsterdam, each bearing SMIRNE despatch cds and manuscript rate markings, both with accountancy handstamps, the earlier with '7' and the later '6', the earlier entire with LEIPZIG MAGDER TPO, both with red arrivals.