(Danzig Intercepted Mail) 1914 ‘spider and web’ illustrated envelope from Russia to London, intercepted by authorities in Danzig with three-line violet handstamp dated 8.12.1914 and circular cachet applied, sealing tape at top, manuscript “march 23rd 1920” arrival date. Envelope opened-out for display.
(Prussia) 1860s packet letter to Berlin franked 1861 4pf. green, 1Sgr. rose and 3Sgr. (6, with single pair and strip of three) tied framed two-line OLIVA date stamps, Aus Oliva label at left; red wax seal cut out from reverse otherwise fine and attractive.
1824 entire to Bordeaux bearing cursive despatch date stamp, ‘C.P.R.5.’ accountancy handstamp, incorrect French framed entry ‘BAVIERE/ PAR/ FORBACH’ applied and overstruck by FORBACH straight-line handstamp, the correct French entry handstamp applied below. An unusual item.
1881 (22/2) insured cover to Schaffhausen, Switzerland franked 1880 10pf. pale red, 25pf. brown and 50pf grey-green each tied by fine strike of Danzig 1 cds, Basel transit and arrival backstamp; a couple of small tears at edges of envelope.