(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) 1860 (3 Marz) registered outer letter sheet to Newton Abbot, England bearing double-ring Braunschweig date stamp, red circular framed ‘P’ and cursive (Crown)/ REGISTERED handstamp, Prussia/ (crown)/ Registered and London Paid cancels, arrival backstamp of MR 5.
(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) 1822 (15 Oct) entire (with two messages, earlier dated 3/8) to Porto, Portugal bearing a fine example of the rare cursive framed Hamburg Paid, routed via London transit backstamps, obverse with Lisboa transit and manuscript accountancy. Only a few of these handstamps recorded.
(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 (29/7) registered stampless outer letter sheet from Copenhagen to London from the Danish Offices, Hamburg Paid cds of German P.O. applied the following day and on arrival a superb strike of the very rare red Hamburg/ (crown)/ Registered handstamp. There was no example in the Martin Willcocks Collection and this is much finer than the example in V Sussex.
(Heligoland) 1890 (JY 29) 10pf. reply postal stationery card, philatelic without message, used very late just 12 days before end of validity, despatch cds top right and Lyon Rhone arrival at left. Reply section still attached unused.