(Corsica) 1880 outer letter sheet to Livorno posted on board a vessel at Bastia, franked with ‘Sage’ 5c. (2) and 15c., arrival backstamp and handstamp “coi Postale Francesci” on front to indicate transport by a non Italian postal vessel; fine and scarce.
(Maritime Mail) 1868 outer letter sheet to Genova per Savona franked ‘Laureated’Napo;eon 80c. pair and single tied by ‘anchor’ lozenge cancel with faint octagonal Buenos Ayres date stamp at centre, various Italian transit and arrival cds. Carried by the “Carmel” to Montevideo and thence by “Guienne” to Bordeaux.
(Romania) 1842 entire to Genova bearing fine straight-line GALACZ despatch, GRENZE handstamp applied in trnsit at Hungarian border, red straight-line FRANCO and large L.T., arrival backstamp. The entire was disinfected showing random small punch holes. Fine and scarce.
(Tunisia) 1876 outer letter sheet from Sfax to Genova franked 1874 Levant ‘Estero’ overprinted 10c. (2, one with slightly rounded corner) and 20c. tied by two framed ‘Piroscafo/ Postali/ Italiani’ handstamps, ‘Da Tunisi’ origin handstamp, reverse with arrival cds. G.C. Asinelli Certificate.
(Volo) 1876 outer letter sheet to Livorno with ‘C.Zopoto&Cie Volo’ company chop at left, franked France 30c. Ceres tied by straight-line ‘Col Postali Francesi’ handstramp, Calves handstamp below stamp; fina and rare.
1864 entire to Genova franked 1860 perforated Napoleon 20c. (4) tied gros chiffres 5095 and faint Salonique cds of French Post Office, red three-line PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESE maritime arrival handstamp, reverse with Les Dardanelles Turquie cds and arrival cds.
1867 entire from Odessa with fine company chop bottom left, forwarded to Constantinople with agents handstamp at top, addressed to Palermo, sicily and carried on French ship with octagonal Constantinople P.Fr. U No.3, framed Italian PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESI handstamp, reverse with Messina transit and arrival date stamps.
1868 (26/6) envelope to Poste Restante, Montreux, Switzerland franked 1854-57 Dotting in Spandrels 8s. green (four margins but damaged top right corner) together with 1864-68 3s. red violet (3) tied by four fine three-ring ‘17’ numerals and Frederica cds in association, redirected on arrival to Belaggio, Lake Como, Italy with a wide variety of backstamps.
1879 entire to Livorno franked 'Sage' 25c. tied Lattaquie Syrie cds repeated at right with this overstruck by framed PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI maritime handstamp, reverse with Smyrne and Brindisi transits and arrival cds