(Ottoman Empire) 1911 commercial printed envelope unsealed and sent at printed matter rate to Richtersweil, Switzerland ,franked two 5pa. (one defective) tied by bilingual Haleb (Stuk-Ul-Habil), arrival backstamp; light vertical filing crease, a rare postmark on cover.
(Ottoman Empire) 1918 picture postcard of Damas to Lausanne franked 10para ‘Off to the Front’ and 20para Post Office tied by Damas bilingual date stamp, to right Beyrouth transit, reverse with Stamboul Depart cancels and censor cachets front and back.
(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
1857 (JA 3) entire from Manchester to Alep endorsed with forwarding notation “Care of Mr Belfanti, Alexandretta, Syria”, endorsed “Via Marseilles” with French entry cds. On arrival two-line POSTE FRANCAISE/D’ALEP and straight-line in larger typeface TAXE, both in blue, Beyrouth Syrie backstamp. Vertical filing crease.
1879 entire to Livorno franked 'Sage' 25c. tied Lattaquie Syrie cds repeated at right with this overstruck by framed PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI maritime handstamp, reverse with Smyrne and Brindisi transits and arrival cds
1919 (27.1.) cover to Cairo bearing single franking Palestine 1pi. tied bilingual Halep date stamp, framed PASSED/CENSOR/A handstamp at base, reverse with Aleppo negative seal, Halep cds, bilingual Beyrouth transits (3.2.), Port Said transit (8.II.) and arrival cds of next day; early commercial cover, slightly reduced at left.