(British Post Offices) 1873 (July 26) mourning outer letter sheet to Cadiz franked Great Britain 1867 10d. red-brown in horizontal strip of three, CF-CH, paying a triple rate tied by two strikes of ‘C61’ obliterators in black, light Porto-Rico/ Paid cds in red, London Paid cds and oval PD, red crayon “4” on front, reverse with Madrid transit and Cadiz arrival cds (Aug 18). Rare and attractive. Ex H. Wood
(British Post Offices) 1877 (AP 25) entire to Genova, Italy franked 1870 1½d., plate 3, SG and 1873-80 1s., plate 12, FK cancelled with ‘C61’ obliterator, cds in association below, all overstruck with red London PAID cds, reverse with Genova arrival cds.
(Porto Rico) 1874 (FE 12) outer letter sheet to Cadiz franked 1867-80 10d. horizontal strip of three, LF-LH, plate 1 cancelled by two ‘C61’ obliterators, red Porto-Rico Paid cds, oval-framed ‘P.D’ and ‘4d’ accountancy handstamp, London transit at right and Cadiz arrival backstamp; some slight splitting in the lettersheet but mostly a fine example of a rare franking for a double weight letter. Philatelic foundation and Sismondo Certificates.
(Puerto Rico) 1876 (FE 25) entire to Bastia, Corsica, redirected within France, franked Line Engraved 1½d. and 2d. together with 1867-80 10d., plate 1, EA, the 1d. cancelled by ‘C85’ obliterators, Mayaguez Porto Rico Paid cds of British Post Office below, internal French cancels; slight faults to envelope.
(Puerto Rico) 1876 (JY 23) entire to Santander, Spain, endorsed “Via Inga.” franked Line Engraved ½d. (damaged corner), 1d. and 2d. together with 1867-80 10d., plate 1, TC, the 1d. tied by Mayaguez Porto Rico Paid cds of British Post Office. As this cancel only tied the 1d. four ‘C51’ obliterators were applied in transit at St Thomas, Danish West Indies, London transit at centre, arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting stamps not detracting.
(Puerto Rico) 1918 registered envelope to La Romana, Dominican Republic, franked U.S. 1c. and 12c. tied by unclear black Mayaguez date stamp, reverse with two violet cds of Set 27 one that has been overlaid by censor tape, maybe kept by censor as next backstamp is from La Romana date Oct 2 1918, front with blue m/s “no reclamado”, various registration handstamps and final return Mayauezcds of Abr 15 1920. A repair was made to the envelope at La Romana with the paper used tied by light blue-green handstamp, on return violet three-line ‘Received in bad condition at Dead Letter Office, San Juan, Porto Rico’.
(Used Abroad – Puerto Rico) 1872 (26 Set) outer letter sheet to Cadiz bearing pair 1867-80 10d. red-brown, LK-LL, cancelled by a full clear ‘C61’ obliterator of San Juan, in combination with Spanish Antilles 25c blue pair (l/h stamp with small fault at base) cancelled by Colonial Grill, cds top left. A fine cover with Philatelic Foundation (1970, 1984) and Sismondo (2005) certificates. Ex. Grant Glasco 1969 and Klempka. Fine and very rare.