(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
(Accountancy) 1872 (24 Oct) outer letter sheet to Landskrona, Sweden bearing single franking 40c. tied ‘12’ numeral with Anvers cds to left, framed ‘P.D.’ below, at left red accountancy handstamp ‘wfr. 1½’, arrival backstamp.
(Advertising Stationery) 1891 5c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Hotel Du Grand Laboureur, Anvers’ uprated with 5c of same design to London tied Anvers (Station) cds. The image depicting a street scene in front of Hotel with people, horse drawn carts and two ‘penny-farthing’ bicycles.
(Advertising Stationery) 1892 10c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Grand Hotel Pauwels-D’Hondt, Blankenberghe’ used to Enge, Switzerland, despatch and arrival cancels, small surface scrape to right of illustration.
(Advertising Stationery) 1898 5c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Hotel St Antoine’ depicting the Hotel and street scene before it with horse drawn trams and carts, with a message to his mother from Anvers to Blankenberghe; good condition
(Advertising Stationery) 1900s 10c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Le Grand Hotel, Knocke Sur Mer’ used to Heidelberg, Germany, with long message.
(Advertising Stationery) 1905 (21 Aout) 10c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Grand Hotel, Knocke Sur Mer’ fine used to Germany, redirected on arrival .
(Advertising Stationery) 1910 10c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Le Grand Hotel – Knocke Sur Mer’ used to Lothringen with local despatch; fine condition.
(Picture Stationery - Hotel) 1895 10c card with small image on reverse entitled Grand Hotel Pauwels d’Hont, Blankenberghe, used from there to London with full message.
(Picture Stationery) 1898 10c. card with printed image, in same colour as stamp image of ‘Grand Hotel De Knocke’, used from Blankenbergh to Aachen, small stain below stamp image and a toned corner, scarce used card.
(Spanish Netherlands) 1686 entire from Bruxelles to Anvers bearing manuscript "II" in black, being the 2 stuivers postage due at Antwerp.
(Spanish Netherlands) Early 1800s undated outer letter sheet to Boxen bearing two-line 92/TERMONDE handstamp. At base is endorsement “Cito Cito” = Haste Haste
1644 entire from Lille to Gand without any postal markings, good condition.
1786 entire from Faro to Gand, Belgium sent via the Spanish Postal Agent in Cadiz and struck with the straight-line PORTUGAL handstamp, manuscript "13" rate mark. An early example of this rare marking and believed to be the only recorded example on a letter written outside of Lisbon.
1849 King Leopold I0c brown horizontal pair, margin or right-hand stamp touched at base, otherwise clear. The left hand stamp shows doubling around the ‘0’ of ‘10’.
1849 King Leopold I 20c blue, 23 used examples, all with good to close margins and one three-margined example on cover from Anvers. Nice group.
1875 (MY 24) cover to Mons, Belgium bearing 2d. rose and 1/- brown both cancelled by superb ‘A42’ and showing equally fine despatch alongside (Proud D2 and te earliest recorded), “1/1” manuscript rating, London Paid of 14 JU, reverse with Kingston (MY 4), ANGLETERRE/OUEST entry (14.6) and Mons Station (14.6.) backstamps; a most attractive franking.
1882 (JUN 7) ‘Executive Mansion/ Monrovia’ printed envelope addressed to the President of the Royal Geographic Society of Antwerp, Belgium, bearing single franking 8c cancelled by six bar cancel with Monrovia cds in association, arrival backstamp, a few trivial tone spots and sealed tear at top left, still very fine to a rare destination. Ex. Fosdyke Ray.
1891 registered cover to Belgium, franked with 1d, 2d (pair) and 6d tied with framed 'PRETORIA' registered handstamps, reverse with Cape Town registered transit date stamp and BRUSSELS arrival, re-addressed upon arrival with postman's manuscript explanation on the reverse.
1894 (Abr 2) cover to Bruxelles, Belgium franked 1893 5c. and 40c. tied by violet circular negative ‘star’ in violet and 40c. additionally by red London cds (of return journey), oval Republique de Honduras/ Bureau/ Postal D’Exchange/ PUERTO CORTEZ dated cachet, undelivered with a fine range of instructional handstamps ‘retour a l’auteur’, ‘REBUT’ on front and on reverse framed ‘PARTI/ Vertrokken’ and manuscript “Parti sans laisser l’addresse/ Le factuer” and signed by him, Bruxelles 1 and 5 cancels of 22 Avril, Bruxelles 1 new despatch of 24th, New York cancels of outward journey, red ‘3’ handstamp applied on arrival back.