(Panama) 1844 outer letter sheet to Tours, France endorsed “Via Panama”, from an unknown country bearing undated circular SOUTH AMERICA VIA PANAMA handstamp (only mentioned as dated in Robson Lowe) overstruck with very fine Panama Forwarding Agents, Louis Lewis (not listed in Rowe), red framed accountancy handstamp, reverse with double-arc Kingston Jamaica, red London transit, red French entry on front, reverse Paris transit and arrival; fine and attractive.
(Panama) 1855 (SP 23) entire to Paris bearing on reverse fine red COLON broken double circle date stamp, London transit alongside, the front with red framed COLONIES/& ART 13 accountancy, Calais entry cds overstriking rate handstamp; fine and scarce.
1844 (April) outer letter sheet to Bordeaux, undocketed but from the west coast of South America, routed via Panama and Jamaica and then to England bearing Forwarding Agents cachet ‘Louis Lewis of Panama’ and similarly undated SOUTH AMERICA VIA PANAMA handstamp, Kingston Jamaica date stamp AP 22, London transit of 23 MY where framed accountancy handstamp applied, red French entry cds of 25 Mai and arrival of 27th. Sent unpaid and charged on arrival. A fine cover, ex. H. Wood.
1845 (12 Sept) entire from Arequipa to Morlaix, France, taken to Lima with manuscript endorsement on reverse “achemine de Lima le 4 octobre1845/ par vos devoues serviteurs/ Thomas La Chambre” and left from Callao on the Mezeppa arriving at Panama on 19th with further forwarding agents manuscript annotation, very fine of rare double arc PANAMA handstamp without dates of British Post Office, reverse with Kingston Jamaica transit date stamp of NO 1, via London with red date stamp and framed accountancy, arrival backstamp of 9 Dec. Fine and rare.