(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
1889 (22 Apr) envelope to Helsingfors, Finland franked 1886 10r., 20r. and 50r. (slightly rounded top right corner) cancelled by two large oval CORREIO/ DE S.VICENTE date stamps, reverse with Genova and Venezia transits, St Petersburg transit and arrival cds of 10.V.; fine cover to an unusual destination by an unusual route.
1890 (11 Jul) envelope to Genova, Italy, franked pair 1889-90 5c. cancelld framed COOREO de SALTO/ ULTIMA HORA handstamp with another clearer strike appearing on reverse, Salto date stamp below, redirected internally upon arrival; faults to envelope, scarce despatch cancel.