(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (18/Oct) folded invoice to Metz bearing mixed franking pair 20c. with upwards network and France 'Laureated Napoleon' 40c. tied 1386 large numeral with Elbeuf cds in association, framed P.P., the 20c. pair only tied by French cancels and bu two blue crayon lines, next day arrival backstamps.
(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (24/10) insured cover franked 1c., 4c. and two 25c. tied Illkirch-Grafenstaden cds, the 25c with network pointing downwards (Mi 7II) and 1c. and 4c. pointing upwards (Mi 1I and 3I); a fine franking, Roumet Certificate.
(Bremen transit mail) 1817 entire from Leeds, England to Bolzano, Italy, endorsed "via Hambrg" but instead routed via Bremen with straight-line E.P.B. handstamp, red desptach date stamp and red manuscript rates on front; light horizontal filing crease at top, a scarce routing handstamp.
(Brunswick) 1864 (23/6) cover bearing single franking 1Sgr with close to good margins, tied ‘5’ numeral with diamond of bars, framed BODENBURG date stamp, reverse with Hildesheim cds and three-line Hannover/Cassel both in blue, Cassel transit and arrival cds. Staining from wax seal apparent from front.
(Brunswick) late 1860s cover franked with 1867 pair and block of three ½ Ggr tied by fine clear ‘36’ numerals, framed two-line Salder date stamp, reverse with framed Helmstedt and double-ring Wolfenbuttel date stamp; fine clean condition with Brettl BPP handstamp.
(Hamburg) 1823 entire to Portugal bearing framed Hamburg Paid cursive framed handstamp of the British Post Office and stated to be the last recorded date of use, oval-framed Lisboa arrival and manuscript 280 reis charge, reverse with London FPO transit; fine and rare
(Hamburg) 1858 (22 May) small envelope addressed to Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with ‘gull wing’ despatch date stamp, London Paid transit of MY 24, at top an unclear UNCLAIMED handstamp and at left fine red three-line ‘SENT BACK TO ENGLAND/ WITHOUT A REASON/ FOR NON DELIVERY’, reverse with unclearly dated Melbourne cds; slight fault at centre of envelope.
(Hannover) late 1860s outer letter sheet registered to Bremervorde franked by three watermarked 1Ggr, a single and horizontal pair) tied by blue BREMEN 29/12 cds, RECOMMANDIRT handstamp at top in same ink, also showing manuscript “Charge” , framed arrival backstamp of the next day.
(Lubeck) 1863 1Sch red-orange postal stationery envelope sent on 19/2 1865 to Manchester, England additionally franked 1863 2Sch. and 4Sch. tied by three Luebeck double-ring cds, blue “Wfr 2 ¾” manuscript accountancy, red P.D. handstamp and Paid London transit, arrival backstamp. An extremely fine example of 7Sgr rate to England, Ebel and Engel BPP handstamps on reverse and Volker Mehlmann certificate.
(Lubeck) 1864 4Sch postal stationery envelope sent on 29/10 1866 to Manchester, England additionally franked 1863 1Sch. and 2Sch. tied by three Luebeck double-ring cds, blue “Wfr 2 ¾” manuscript accountancy, red P.D. handstamp and Paid London transits, arrival backstamp and local tpo; very fine and rare, M Brettl Certificate.