(Papal States) 1868 outer letter sheet to Sydney, Australia franked imperforate 80 Cent horizontal pair , interspazio di gruppo together with a perforated 10c. and 20c., all with lozenge cancels, Roma cds (21 Ott), small framed PP and two PD, arrival backstamp of DE 25. Extremely scarce inter-panneau pair with one touched margin at top, to an equally rare destination.
(Papal States) 1869 registered cover to Bastia, Corsica bearing mixed issue franking of imperf 80c. single and a further pair of 80c. in a brighter shade together with a perforated 10c. tied by four lozenges, straight-line ASSICURATA handstamp, Roma cds, red framed PD, unframed CHARGE and French entry cds, reverse with framed registration, transit and arrival cancels. The reverse is a bit messy, light vertical filing crease running between two of the 80c. Very rare cover to a fine destination.
(Papal States) 1968 outer letter sheet to Marseille franked imperf 10c. and a bottom marginal 40c that shows six clear lines on three sides, a touched seventh line at right tied by two lozenges, Roma cds alongside, French entry cds and black framed PD, reverse with Lyon transit and arrival cds.
(Sicily) 1860 entire to Torino franked 2 gr., plate III and 20 gr. dark slate (Sass 8 & 13c) tied ornate framed handstamp with fine strike of Messina date stamp to reight, red three-line POROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESCI alongside, reverse with Genova transit and arrival date stamps. Both stamps with four margins; fine and clean condition. E. Dienna Certificate.
Greece 1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'Salonico' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan post Office; a rare item.