(Bulgaria) 1865 outer letter sheet to Constantinople franked France perforated Napoleon 10c. (4), 20c. and 40c. tied by blue ‘5103’ gros chiffres with Varna Turq. D’Europe cds in association, framed PD in same ink, arrival backstamp; some faults to stamps with two 10c. with straight edge and one affected vertical filing crease; a fine and scarce franking.
(Bulgaria) 1865 outer letter sheet to Constantinople franked France perforated Napoleon 10c. (2), 20c. (2, one creased with straight edge) and 40c. tied by blue ‘5103’ gri=os chiffres with Varna Turq. D’Europe cds in association, framed PD in same ink, arrival backstamp; some slight toning not unduly detracting from attractive three colour franking
(Disinfected Mail) 1847 entire to Paris with various manuscript rates, Constantinople/ 30 JUIN two-line handstamp, T.A. (Austrian transit) and red French entry cds, reverse with disinfection cachet across flap; filing crease at base.
(Disinfected Mail) 1871 outer letter sheet to Genova, franked ‘Bordeaux’ 20c. and 40c. with close to large margins, cancelled by ‘anchor’ lozenge, octagonal maritime Constantinople Paq. Fr. No.3 date stamp, framed PD, with two disinfection slits, reverse with Messina transit.
(Maritime Mail) 1872 (31 Juil) entire to Lyon franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 40c. (2) tied by two ‘anchor’ lozenges with octagonal Constantinople P. Fr. U no.4, framed PD and red PAQUEBOTS/ DE LA/ MEDITERRANEE, Marseille transit backstamp; filing crease towards base that has started to split.
(Syria) 1872 part entire to Marseille, ship endorsement top left, franked pair Laureated Napoleon 40c. tied '5079' large numeral lozenges, Alexandrette cds below, framed PD and red framed maritime handstamp, reverse with Smyrne transit and arrival cds
(Tarsous) 1870 envelope to Marseille franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 40c. tied by gross chiffres ‘5092’ with Mersina dotted circle date stamp in association, oval company cachet at base and Mersina forwarding agent on reverse, Smyrne transit and arrival cds.
(Volo) 1876 outer letter sheet to Livorno with ‘C.Zopoto&Cie Volo’ company chop at left, franked France 30c. Ceres tied by straight-line ‘Col Postali Francesi’ handstramp, Calves handstamp below stamp; fina and rare.
1860 entire from Odessa with company chop bottom left, forwarded to Constantinople with agents handstamp on reverse, addressed to Malta and carried on French ship ‘Borysthene’ with cds top right, at double rate 2/- on arrival manuscript charge, arrival backstamp.
1861 (14 Aout) entire to Lyon franked 1853 Napoleon 10c. and 40c. tied with unclear lozenge, Sinai ship cds at base, framed PAQUEBOTS/ DE LA/ MEDITERRANEE; small fault top left of entire and stamps with variable margins.
1861 (28 Aout) cover to Marseille franked 1853 Imperf Napoleon 10c. and 40c. (close to good margins) tied petits chiffres ‘3707’ with at right Constantinople Turquie cds, red framed PAQUEBOTS/ DE LA/ MEDITERRANEE and PD, arrival backstamp.
1864 entire to Genova franked 1860 perforated Napoleon 20c. (4) tied gros chiffres 5095 and faint Salonique cds of French Post Office, red three-line PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESE maritime arrival handstamp, reverse with Les Dardanelles Turquie cds and arrival cds.