1847 entire to Bordeaux, put into the British Post Office and bearing on reverse red unframed Porto Cabello date stamp, annotated to go via West Indies Packet. Front with framed London accountancy COLONIES/ &c ART.13, French entry cds for Boulogne, arrival backstamp.
1859 (Abril 20) single weight entire to Puerto Cabello franked coarse impression ½r. yellow with three-line handstamp showing small lettering in month; bottom right margin just touched, otherwise fine and attractive. Brian Moorhouse Certificate. Ex Hubbard & Heister
1861 (Abril 8) outer letter sheet to Caracas franked pair 1859 coarse impression ½r. yellow with clear to large margins tied bt three-line VALENCIA date stamp. A fine franking paying the 25 to 100 miles rate, showing large lettering in month. A light filing crease affecting one stamp. Brian Moorhouse Cert. 2011
1863 (31 Oct) entire from Puerto Cabello to Caracas franked 1861-62 coarse impression ½r. side marginal, just touched margin at lower left, bearing sender’s cachet at centre and put into the posts at La Guaira whose double-ring black date stamp ties the stamp. This is the only example recorded on cover of this cancellation in black. A fine and important cover, Ex. Heister, Brian Moorhouse Cert. 2011.
1869 (Sep 1) entire from Cuidad Bolivar, Venezuela to Philadelphia with fine red Cuidad Bolivar Paid cds of British Post Office, routed via Trinidad where 1d. lake (SG 69) added and tied D22 obliterator with N.Y. Steamship 10 (Sep 21) alongside. Reverse with Trinidad transit of SP 5, St Thomas transit of SP 13 and arrival cds of Sep 21. Fine and rare, Exhibition piece. R.P.S.L Cert 2001.
1901 (26 Oct) 10c. picture stationery card overprinted 1900 with blue image of ‘Orillas Del Rio/ Pto- Cab, from Puerto Cabello to Berlin with arrival cds, French maritime Ligne D Paq.Fr.No.1 cds at left. The uprating stamp carefully removed.
Circa 1920 stampless cover to Maracaibo bearing manuscript “Pactieniao El Admr B Ortiz”, undated ASMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COCOROTE ESTADO YARACUY ‘Arms’ cachet in black alongside, undated arrival cancel also at top right. A horizontal crease at top has caused some splitting but still good example of Stamp Shortage envelope.
Maritime Mail) 1877 entire from the Vice Consul at La Guayra, Venezuela to Bordeaux franked ‘Sage’ if. tied by octagonal La Guayra in blue-green with another strike at centre, endorsed at top “Voie de St Nazaire”, reverse with Paq Fr No.3 date stamp; central vertical filing crease clear of adhesive.
Undated (18.5.) cover front to Caracas, endorsed “1 Correo” franked with two pairs 1861 Coarse Impression ½r. orange, both with clear to large margin tied by Correos La Guaira , at quadruple weight letter rate. The red cancel is recorded used in La Guaira from 10 May to 16 June 1861 only and is the highest franking with this cancellation. Brian Moorhouse Certificate. Ex Hubbard and Heister
Undated outer letter sheet to Caracas franked 1866 two 1r. vermilion, one marginal, plus a diagonal bisect, all with mostly good margins, tied by undated La Guaira cds. A five times letter rate for s distance of up to 25 miles, vertical filing fold affecting one stamp. Ex Villasmil & Heister. Brian Moorehouse Certificate