1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.
1863 (11 Dec) outer letter sheet to New York franked with General Colony 1859-65 5c. yellow-green and 40c. orange in horizontal strip of three (the first stamp with slight tear at base) tied with lozenge of dots, Pointe-A-Pitre unframed datestamp at left, transported through British mail with fair strike of rare red PAID AT GUADELOUPE crown circle and with red double arc Guadeloupe date stamp, routed via St Thomas with cds on reverse (DE 14) and per closed mail via Havana with Steamship 10 handstamp. A fine and very attractive item. RPS Certificate
1873 (2 Avril) charge cover to Marseille franked 1871-76 Ceres 5c. block of four and 40c. horizontal pair cancelled/tied by four dotted lozenges with Guadeloupe Moule cds alongside, two CHARGE handstamps and framed handstamp on reverse, maritime cancels front and back, Paris transit and arrival backstamps; some faults with horizontal filing crease affecting one 40c., the other 40c with rounded bottom left corner and top right 5c. with rounded corner, still a fine franking.