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.
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.