(Bremen transit mail) 1817 entire from Leeds, England to Bolzano, Italy, endorsed "via Hambrg" but instead routed via Bremen with straight-line E.P.B. handstamp, red desptach date stamp and red manuscript rates on front; light horizontal filing crease at top, a scarce routing handstamp.
(Hamburg) 1823 entire to Portugal bearing framed Hamburg Paid cursive framed handstamp of the British Post Office and stated to be the last recorded date of use, oval-framed Lisboa arrival and manuscript 280 reis charge, reverse with London FPO transit; fine and rare
(Hamburg) 1858 (29/7) registered stampless outer letter sheet from Copenhagen to London from the Danish Offices, Hamburg Paid cds of German P.O. applied the following day and on arrival a superb strike of the very rare red Hamburg/ (crown)/ Registered handstamp. There was no example in the Martin Willcocks Collection and this is much finer than the example in V Sussex.
(West Africa – Gold Coast) 1888 (26/5) cat illustrated cover to Frankfurt bearing framed Aus/ West – Africa/ mit/ Hamburger Dampfer handstamp tying a 20pf., reverse with Verviers Coln tpo and arrival cancels, front with manuscript Quittah, den 26/5 88; fine and scarce.
1850 (7 Dec) entire to Carlshamn, Sweden franked 1849-50 25c. pair (cut into at top and touched elsewhere) and two 1f. tied by four grille handstamps with Cette despatch in association, annotated at top “franco Hambourg” and two framed oxidised red PF handstamps applied, reverse with Hamburg date stamp and double-ring K.S.& N.P.A. Hamburg transit of Royal Swedish-Norwegian Post Office, Ystad arrival on front. A standard entire to Sweden was 0.60Fr upto 7.5g., this entire is franked at 2f.50, a four times rate plus 10c. Alternatively it may be that with the “franco tous” under stamps the sender just wanted to ensure sufficient postage to destination, so maybe a normal tariff overfranked 1f.90. A very interesting First Issue cover, Soluphil Certificate.
1877 cover to Hamburg bearing very fine negative Correos de la Chimba Bolivia with illustrated Ship centre, framed FRANCA and oval-framed fancy CANCELADO, the reverse with three-line La Chimba/ Enero date stamp, routed via British Post Office at Panama with three-line handstamp on front, London transit and arrival backstamps, receiving in Hamburg a handstamped 'T' and manuscript "360" charge. Peter Holcombe Certificate.
1883 (Set 20) cover to Hamburg franked 1881 10c. Quetzal single and vertical pair cancelled by blue-violet four pointed handstamp, Correos Quetzaltenango cd in same colour, reverse with octagonal Guatemala transit, London transit and framed arrival. Thick envelope opened on three sides with separation between layers.