(Advertising Stationery) 1892 10c. postal stationery card with advert on reverse for ‘Grand Hotel Pauwels-D’Hondt, Blankenberghe’ used to Enge, Switzerland, despatch and arrival cancels, small surface scrape to right of illustration.
(British Occupation of German East Africa) 1919 (20 Feb) registered cover to Switzerland bearing 4r. red and green/yellow tied by Base Office B I.E.F. date stamp, registration label to left with BASE OFFICE B handstamp, reverse with London transit and Basel arrival.
(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 (27 NV.) cover to Switzerland, “Via Canada” bearing first issue ½c. vertical pair tied by very fine Chinkiang Postal Servicecds, additionally franked French Post Offices 25c. tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, reverse bears further despatch, unclear Shanghai Local Post transit and arrival cds of 5.1.5. A fine and very rare overseas destination cover.
(Maritime) 1899 Finnish picture postcard to Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland bearing mixed franking Russia 3k. cancelled framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ and Finland 1k. cancelled Stockholm cds, arrival cancels at base. A fine and scarce combination.
(Ottoman Empire) 1911 commercial printed envelope unsealed and sent at printed matter rate to Richtersweil, Switzerland ,franked two 5pa. (one defective) tied by bilingual Haleb (Stuk-Ul-Habil), arrival backstamp; light vertical filing crease, a rare postmark on cover.
(Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 (30 Abr) 3c. card to Pully, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal date stamp, Guatemala 1 handstamp to left, arrival cancels bottom left, reverse with circular blue image of Fishing with net, full message.
(Picture Postal Stationery) 1900 (May 8) 3c. card to Neuchatel, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal Quezaltenango date stamp, Guatemala transit on reverse, arrival cds at left, reverse with part blue image of two Indian Men.
(Picture Postal Stationery) 1901 (May 21) 3c. card to Bern, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal Quezaltenango date stamp, Guatemala transit to left, arrival cds below this, reverse with part blue image of the City.
(Picture Stationery) 1891 (30.V.) 5pf. card to Burgdorf, Switzerland additionally franked 5pf. of same design, tied Sohland (Rothstein) cds. Image entitled ‘Gruss vom Rothstein’ showing Restaurant, 454 meter above Baltic Sea; some slight tones.
(Postage Due) 1879 (DE 30) cover from Portarlington, Ireland to Lausanne insufficiently franked at 2½d. rate, probably should have been double rate, the double deficiency paid by 1878 Type I, 50c. Postage Due; light vertical crease clear of stamps.
(Postal Stationery) 1916 1d. envelope to Herisau, Switzerland uprated with horizontal strip of three ½d. tied Akropong cds, Dodowa transit cds to left showing inverted year, Accra transit backstamp that has been overlaid with the censor tape which is itself cancelled with arrival cds.
(Schleswig) 1920 registered cover to Basel, Switzerland franked ‘1 ZONE’ overprinted 5o. and three 10o. tied faint Torsbol cds with registration label bottom left, both Danish, reverse with arrival cds of 23.VI.
(Togo) 1890 (8/4) cover to Lagos bearing Germany 20pf. forerunner tied Klein-Popo cds, Lagos W. Africa arrival cds, re-addressed to St Gallen, Switzerland with red FORWARD handstamp, Liverpool transit, reverse with Accra transit and arrival cds; fine early cover, Ex Sacher.
1834 long entire to Switzerland bearing straight-line MALTA POST OFFICE handstamp overstruck with Marseille transit and to right framed PAYS D’OUTREMER and with fine strike of the very rare oval-framed 2s.; fresh condition.
1841 entire to Vevey, Switzerland cancelled on reverse French language, unframed St. Petersbourg circular handstamp, FRANCO/ AUS RUSSLAND transit applied in Berlin whose cds is on reverse, arrival backstamp. An extremely rare St Petersburg postmark, not recorded in Dobin. Baillie & Peel 1F, the three examples they record are all to Bordeaux. A rarity.