(Accountancy) 1871 entire Habana to Bordeaux transiting via New York, ‘12’ handstamp indicting amount due to America, also 1873 outer letter sheet following same route despite endorsement “pr Franch mail”, with 12c charge for America, both with framed G.B.// 3f.60c. which was used on mail coming from countries without conventions, with the American or German Packets and transits in London.
(Djibouti) 1901 (31 Dec) registered “Compagnie Imperiale Des Chemins De Fer Ethiopiens” printed envelope to France franked on reverse 1894-1900 10c. (creased) and 30c. tied blue Cote Francais de Somalis Djibouti, arrival backstamps; light vertical filing crease clear of stamps.
(Ship Letter) 1864 incoming cover from Habana, Cuba franked 1r. with bar cancel and cds above and bearing fine example of the very rare SHIP-LETTER/ NASSAU cds, with manuscript “Unclaimed” and handstamped ‘ADVERTISED’; trivial corner fault to envelope, otherwise fine and attractive example
1835 (2nd Nov) entire to Gibraltar bearing red straight-line CADIZ handstamp, manuscript “13 ½q” applied San Roque for second weight letter rate. The entire sent to Robert Anderson and co. with enclosure to be delivered to Mr Bartolome Lombardo, Captain of the Sardinian Brig “El Crocodillo” for transmission to Havana.
1844 (31/8) entire from Habana to Madrid bearing blue handstamp Correo Maritimo No.3 and framed arc FRANCO in same ink, annotated at base "Correp de la Empresa", disinfected with small slitting. Some wormholes and internal faults to entire, fine appearance.