1879 (Dic 28) stampless official cover to Constantinople with printed ‘Correspondencia particular/ del/ Director General de Correos’ and on reverse the associated printed seal, octagonal date stamp bottom left and on transit at London with two 1873-80 1/- green, plate 14, GE and HH, tied ‘10’ numeral obliterators, reverse with London transit and fine British Post Office Constantinople index A cds of FE 5/ 80; a fine and most unusual cover.
1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse 'Hong Kong' transit (JA 20) and 'SHANGHAE' index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
1886 (MR 5) 1d. pink stationery envelope uprated 1883-84 5d. green to British Legation, Pekin, China cancelled London S.W. ‘22’ duplex, reverse with Singapore/ B/ Hong Kong marine sorter. Without further cancels indicating carriage by diplomatic bag from Hong Kong; good condition.
1886 1 1/2d. postal stationery card to Bridye Town, Post Office, Barbados cancelled 'Bristol 134' duplex. Redirected on arrival bearing 'Barbados Ship Letter', red Ship Letter London and Hallatrow arrival cds, arriving without any extra charge.175
1895 registered cover to Kings Lynn, Norfolk bearing single franking 30c. tied cds of uncertain index letter, circular framed registration to left, endorsed “Per French Mail”. Fine ‘Not to be found/ 48’S’ stepped handstamp and violet London cancel.
1907 (AP 24) cover addressed to a passenger on S.S. Rimutaka, Cape Town/ London to New Zealand franked pair 1d. KEVII tied Frome cds, Bristol transit on reverse of next day and Cape Town arrival of MY 14, missing the ship and forwarded to Lyttleton, Wellington with Cape Town P.B.S. cds of MY 14, Lyttelton arrival on 9 SP, octagonal Christchurch Unclaimed and two-line handstamp ADVERTISED/ UNCLAIMED. Vertical filing crease.
1911 (28 OC) 1d. postal stationery card uprated and registered to Amani, German East Africa with KEVII 1½d. and KGV ½d. , showing at centre a fair strike of the arrival cancel. With long message.
1937 incoming registered cover from Shipbourne, Kent bearing mixed Reign franking KGV and KEVIII, red manuscript”Unknown” and framed black handstamps RETOUR and INCONNU/ NOT KNOWN, reverse with two Hong Kong cds and Shipbourne and Tonbridge cancels of outward journey only.
: (Guernsey) 1861 (MY 9) envelope to a Lieutenant in 21st Regt, Penang, Straits of Malacca, bearing mixed franking 1854-57 1d. line engraved (3) and 1855-57 6d tied ‘324’ duplex, arrival cds and forwarded to Madras, India with a manuscript “1 as” charge and arrival cds.
Circa 1880 small cover to Tveraae , franked GB 2½d. lilac-rose, plate 11, CA cancelled on arrival with single circle Thorshavn 3/6 date stamp with further strike on reverse; a very fine and rare cover, only a handful recorded. Nielsen Certificate.
GREAT BRITAIN: 1937 (11 SP) airmail cover to Yokohama, Japan franked KGV 4d. and to KEVIII 1d. tied Taunton Somerset cds and showing very fine example of the framed instructional handstamp TRANSMISSION BY AIR/ MAIL BEYOND LENINGRAD/ AND MOSCOW NOT REQUIRED, reverse with Berlin Zentralflughafen transit. Rare so fine.
Incoming cover from London on DE 23/ 79 franked wing marginal 6d. gray, addressed to Dunedin and endorsed “Till called for”, arrival backstamp of 24 FE 80, UNCLAIMED straight-line handstamp and cds of same colour dated 9 JU and sent to Dead Letter Office at Wellington arriving JU 19 80. Some creasing at top affecting the stamp but still attractive.