(Tuscany) 1860 (12.7.) outer letter sheet to Genova bearing single franking 20c light greenish grey-blue, just touched, tied by Livorno cds with further strike alongside, underpaid with P.D. obliterated with five bar cancel, italic ‘Insufficiente’ handstamp applied at top, manuscript “3” and red ‘Da Livorno/ VIA DI MARE’, arrival backstamp. A very fine and scarce usage, Raybaudi Cert.
1850s small piece bearing five examples of 30c brown, type III, each with good margins and cancelled by three two-line SONDRIO date stamps; initialled AD, fine condition.
1853 outer letter sheet to Napoli franked 2 x 5 Baj., each cancelled with 'IMP' handstamp (Impostazione); ANCONA cds at centre, arrival backstamp.
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.