(Bypost) 1909 (19 VII) picture postcard of Hammersfest with 8o. Vadso Bypost stamp tied to front with Hammerfest cds, another stamp added at left not tied, addressed to Hungary and showing two-line maritime Osterreichischer Lloyd TRIEST/ Luxusjacht “THALIA” handstamp.
(Maritime) 1883 folded printed entire from St Petersburg to Osterreisor Norway franked with 1875-82 2k. black and rose, horizontally laid paper, paying the printed matter rate and cancelled by fine Stockholm K.E. cds, framed ‘Fran RYSSLAND’ handstamp at centre, further Stockholm cds on reverse; filing crease towards base, fine quality cancellations.
(Postal Stationery) 1940 2½c. S.Y.S. card endorsed “By best route” and addressed to Norway with 2½c. Martyr and pair 5c. SYS added tied dotted framed local cds, three-line violet censor handstamp bottom right; horizontal crease, a fine wartime card.
(Spitsbergen) 1903 (14.VII) picture postcard to Berlin franked 10o. tied Digermulen double-ring cds, repeated at left, 5o. green ‘Polar Bear’ added and tied by violet ships cancel of Spitzbergen, arrival cds at bottom left; slight corner bumps to card, fresh condition.
(Spitsbergen) 1912 picture postcard of Cross Bay sent Hammerfest to Berlin, franked 10o postage stamp plus 5o ‘Polar Bear’ local post tied by unclear local cancel, with various violet straight-line date stamps of 21 AUG for years 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912; bottom and top right corner creases to card.
1863 (9/4) outer letter sheet to Bilbao, Spain franked 1856-57 Oscar 2sk. and horizontal strip of three 8sk. tied Aalesund cds, to left black Norwege Quievrain Amb tpo, red framed P.P. and ‘4R.’ local charge, reverse with Sandosund and Paris transits. Horizontal filing crease affecting middle 8sk. from strip
1867 (2/8) envelope to Vevey, Switzerland, redirected to Interlaken franked 1863-64 2sk., 3sk., 4sk. and a pair of 8sk., an extremely rare 25sk. rate, tied by Christiana cds, reverse with blue Keil/ Hamburg tpo, Basel, Vevey, Ambuant Consulaire and Lausanne transits and arrival cds
1870 (Sept 5) orange-brown envelope to Norway franked 1870-71 two 2c. brown ‘Jackson’ and 1869 12c. ‘S.S. Adriatic’ with violet pen crosse and annotated in same ink at side “Shabbona Ill/ Sept 5/ 70”, the stamps additionally tied by large red ‘Wfro 2’ accountancy handstamp, New York 5 transit and Christiania cds of 25/9, reverse with red Sandosund arrival.
1905 registered Norwegian picture postcard of ‘Nordlandfahrt der Hamburg-Amerika Linie’, written from Accra to Germany bearing single franking 1s., blue manuscript and black handstamped ‘R’, Plymouth and London registered transits at bottom left and arrival cds by stamp; some slight corner bumbps, mostly fine and unusual.
1912 (24.XII.) 3ore uprated stationery card Stavanger to Switzerland with printed message thanking recipient for business of the last year and wishing a Happy Christmas and New Year, the front bearing blue image of a Clock Shop; fine and unusual.
1914 (23.12.) winter picture postcard addressed to a ship at Shanghai, China, redirected to Hong Kong and then on to Bangkok, with a series of cancels including Molde machine despatch, Chinese Shanghai cds and Shanghai B.P.O. of British Post Office together with violet bilingual oval of shipping company, a larger double oval handstamp of Horesen & Co/ Steamship Agents Hong Kong and final Bangkok arrival.
British Post Offices in Siam: 1884 ‘Moller & Meisner’ disinfected cover to Christiania, Norway bearing ‘B’ overprinted Straits Settlements 8c. watermark crown CA, tied Bangkok cds, Singapore transit and Christiania date stamp as cover redirected, two vertical disinfection slits. A remarkable cover.