(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 (27 NV.) cover to Switzerland, “Via Canada” bearing first issue ½c. vertical pair tied by very fine Chinkiang Postal Servicecds, additionally franked French Post Offices 25c. tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, reverse bears further despatch, unclear Shanghai Local Post transit and arrival cds of 5.1.5. A fine and very rare overseas destination cover.
(Disinfected Mail) 1845 entire from Alexandria to Marseille bearing despatch date stamp of French Post Office, framed red maritime hanstamp, two disinfection slits with straight-line PURIFIE LAZARET MARSEILLE, arrival cds alongside; good clean condition.
(French Post Offices) 1865 wrapper to MARSEILLE franked 10c & 40c Napoleon Empire Franc, cancelled '5080' gros chiffres with 'ALEXANDRIE * EGYPTE' cds in association. Obverse also bears boxed 'P.P.' and red boxed 'PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'.
(French Post Offices) 1882 cover to Southampton franked Sage 2c. (2), 3c. bistre on yellow pair and a 15c. tied ‘5104’ large numerals with Shang-Hai cds below, arrival backstamp. A fine, unusual way to make up the 25c. rate and with very rare multiple of 3c.
(French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.
(French Post Offices) 1901 (11 Avril) Japanese picture postcard to Germany franked pair France 5c. Sage tied Tresor et Postes aux Armees 5 Chine 5, at left is violet German military cachet for KRIEGSKASSE with a lesser strike on picture side, unusual mixture.
(French Post Offices)1861 Family letter to Dijon, France. On reverse fine d.c. 'POSTA EUROPA CAIRO' date stamp. Taken to Alexandria, letter put into the French Post Office and franked 10c & 40c Imperf Napoleons. On reverse also MARSEILLE transit cds.