(Austrian Post Offices) Ottoman 1869 Postage Due 1pi yellow-brown and red-brown, perf 5-11, used on 1870 outer letter sheet to Venice paying the internal rate from Scutari cancelled by extremely fine Scutari D’Albanie, franked Austrian Levant 5s and 10s (2) tied by Antivari cds for onward transmission. Arrival cds on reverse. The address re-written and some ageing around Austrian issues. A scarce and attractive combination. A Diena Cert. (1974)
(Balearics) 1819 (31 Oct) entire with printed ‘REGIO/ Consolato Generale/ Di S.M.Sarda/ in Mahone’ to Torino, Italy with straight-line MENORCA handstamp and, at top an interweaved SG (Sanita Genoa – in use 1819-20). Fine and scarce.
(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.
(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.
(Disinfected Mail) 1744 (20 Mazo) folded entire from Tripoli to Consul at Naples, disinfected with heavy diagonal slitting and signs of vinegar staining, a good early example.
(Incoming Mail) 1866 (24 Jan) outer letter sheet to Genova bearing Constantinople company chop, at top French maritime cds for ship Danube, framed entry PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESI handstamp indicating French Packet, Messina transit of 28th and red framed arrival.
(Ireland) 1880 (AP 16) envelope to Rome franked three 1880-81 1d. venetian red tied by Dublin numeral duplex, underfranked with handstamp ‘T’ and 40c. postage due applied on arrival, tied Roma cds.
(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.
(Ottoman Post Offices) 1869 20pa and 1pi yellow, perf 5-11, used on 1871 outer letter sheet to Venice tied by circular ‘Scutari’ handstamps in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 3)with Austrian Post Office ANTIVARI cds in transit, black ‘P.D.’ deleted (1½pi paid to the border only) and taxed with Italy 1870 Postage Due 10c. and 60c. tied by rectangular framed Venezia datestamps on arrival. Reverse with Triest transit. Illustrated Coles & Walker, Part 1 on page 4. Fine and rare.
(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) 1856 outer letter sheet to Livorno with ‘C.Zopoto & Cie/ Volo’ company chop at left, franked 1871-75 15c. Ceres horizontal pair tied by straight line ‘Col Postali Francesi’ handstamp, reverse with Napoli transit and arrival cds.
(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.
1699 (?) entire from Sevilla to Florence, Italy without postal markings, annotated "13-4", wafer seal on reverse, ink smudge on front
1720 entire from Galata to “Sig Nicolo Caragiani” at Venezia; a fine and fresh early clearly written legible letter.
1858 (Apr 24) blue entire to Milan, Lombardy franked 1855-57 4d. wing marginal and two 6d. paying the double rate from London but not cancelled so struck with three ‘GB/ 2f62c’ accountancy handstamps upon rrival in France, oval-framed P-D. below and additionally endorsed “80” in red manuscript denoting the share of the postage in Centesimi due to the local postal authorities from the British Post Office, reverse with blue London thimble despatch and Milan arrival. Fine and most unusual.
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.
1871 outer letter sheet to Genova bearing three-colour mixed franking of 5Kr. postal stationery cut-out together with 3sld and 15sld tied Gallipoli Nel Levante cds, endorsed "Via Brindisi", unframed P.D., reverse with Corfu trnsit, Brindisi transit and arrival cds; fine and very rare combination. Fritz Puschmann certificate.
1873 (9 MR) outer letter sheet to Genoa, Italy franked 1870-83 Wmk Crown CC 1d., 4d. (2), 6d. and 1s. tied ‘A01’ obliterators prepaying the 2s3d ½oz rate, red London transit and oval-framed PD, manuscript “1/3” credit to UK and red “20” local charge, Kingston backstamp and arrival cancel. Very fine and attractive. Ex. Dubois.
1883 (9 Abr) cover to Genova franked 1883 10c. Gen. Artigas tied by Correos Montevideo cds, arrival backstamp, part of backflap missing.