(Benin) 1894 cover to Marseille franked 1892 surcharges ‘01’ on 5c. pair and ‘40’ on 15c. tied Cotonou Benin cds with further strike below, to left red octagonal maritime LOANGO A MARSEILLE L.M. NO.2, light central vertical crease. A scarce cover.
(Benin) 1898 (5 Juil) Value Declared for 600 francs on Golfe De Benin 15c. postal stationery envelope to Besancon additionally franked Golfe de Benin 2c., 20c. and 75c. in combination with Benin 1c. and 2c. all tied Porto Novo Dahomey cds, straight-line CHARGE at left and octagonal maritime date stamp at base, reverse with framed segmented handstamp, arrival cds and five red wx seals. A rare franking made up of 50c. postage, 25c. registration and 40c. insurance. Ex. Grabowski.
(Benin) 1900 (31 Dec) 10c. postal stationery card to Porto Novo cancelled Cotonou Dahomey cds with another strike at left, at bottom right straight-line APRES LE DEPART handstamp, arrival cd at base. With New Years message.
(Benin) 1902 (31 Mar) Insured Envelope for 200 francs to Pierrefeu, Switzerland franked two 30c. tied by blue Porto-Novo Dahomey cds, straight-line CHARGE and framed ‘R’ in same ink and similarly a segmented charge cachet on rverse together with five intact wax seals, arrival backstamp; a little roughly opened at top.