(Accountancy) 1869 cover from Roma to St Nicolas, Belgium bearing manuscript charge at centre together with despatch cds, to right blue 4 E. PONT. 4/St Michel applied in transit at Paris together with scarce accountancy handstamp ‘F/25’, reverse with France Midi Belgian entry tpo and arrival cds; some slight ageing.
(Genova) 1871 stampless entire from Genova to Tunisi bearing despatch cds and company chop. On arrival 60c. Postage Due applied and tied Tunisi Poste Italiane cds which is repeated on reverse together with a Cagliari transit. Fine and rare with Colla Asinelli certificate.
(Italian Post Offices) 1922 registered express cover to Greenville, Ill., USA franked Tientsin overprinted 2 cents on 5c., 4 cents on 10c. (2) and 10 cents on 25c. postage plus 12 cents on 30c. Express, registered handstamps and manuscript numbering, violet cachet stating franked at second rate tarif, reverse with Brindisi and Torino transits, Chicago transits and arrival cds; good clean condition.
(Maritime Mail) 1891 5m Sphinx stationery letter card uprated 5m. to Berlin only cancelled by fine strike of the rare two-line handstamp Piroscafi postali/ Inglesi which was applied at Venice or Brindisi to letters posted on a British ship. There are no further cancels front or back, with both Sorani and A Dienna initials.
(Picture Stationery - Hotel) 1895 10c. Umberto card Arona-Magadino to Berlin, Prallanza straight-line italic handstamp at centre. The front of card bears image inscribed Hotel Du Dauphin/ Isola – Bella, some slight toning as often with this card.
(Sardinia) 1863 registerd cover to Edinburgh franked pair 60c. lilac, London printing Sass L21) tied ‘2454’ numerl lozenge, Villacidro cds in association, framed RACCOMANDATO and unframed P.D., fine strike of rare Sardinia/ (crown)/ Registered, London transit, arrival backstamp; small part of backflap missing. G Bottacchi Certificate.
1590 entire from Neri Geraldi of Florence to Bartholomew Corsini of London, the letter taking 47 days to arrive. The writer states in his letter “Had worked on ships sent from Danzig in service of the Queen; offered to work for Corsini if his ships had not been sold”; fine and clean.