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German Colonies (South West Africa) 1905 (8/11) stampless three image picture postcard to Germany with Kub DSWA cds, Oberndorf arrival cds bottom left; some corner creasing, an early date for Kub.German Colonies (South West Africa) 1905 (8/11) stampless three image picture postcard to Germany with Kub DSWA cds, Oberndorf arrival cds bottom left; some corner creasing, an early date for Kub.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / German Colonies / South West Africa

(South West Africa) 1905 (8/11) stampless three image picture postcard to Germany with Kub DSWA cds, Oberndorf arrival cds bottom left; some corner creasing, an early date for Kub.

£45

German Post Offices 1910 picture postcard ‘Constantinople, Sweet Waters of Asia’ sent registered to Berlin, franked 2½pi. on 50pf tied Constantinopel cds with registration label to left; fine and unusual.German Post Offices 1910 picture postcard ‘Constantinople, Sweet Waters of Asia’ sent registered to Berlin, franked 2½pi. on 50pf tied Constantinopel cds with registration label to left; fine and unusual.

German Post Offices

Covers and stamps / Constantinople / Registered Postcards

1910 picture postcard ‘Constantinople, Sweet Waters of Asia’ sent registered to Berlin, franked 2½pi. on 50pf tied Constantinopel cds with registration label to left; fine and unusual.

£95

German Colonies (Togo) c1890 5pf postal stationery card uprated 5pf. to Hamburg, each tied by framed ‘AUS/ WESTAFRIKA’ handstamps, short message headed “Lome, Togogebiet. 12.12.-“; some slight ageing at left edge not detracting unduly.German Colonies (Togo) c1890 5pf postal stationery card uprated 5pf. to Hamburg, each tied by framed ‘AUS/ WESTAFRIKA’ handstamps, short message headed “Lome, Togogebiet. 12.12.-“; some slight ageing at left edge not detracting unduly.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / German Colonies / Togo / Postal Stationery

(Togo) c1890 5pf postal stationery card uprated 5pf. to Hamburg, each tied by framed ‘AUS/ WESTAFRIKA’ handstamps, short message headed “Lome, Togogebiet. 12.12.-“; some slight ageing at left edge not detracting unduly.

£295

German Colonies (Togo) 1899 (10/5) picture postcard of Lome Post Office to Mission Factory,  Akkra, Gold Coast redirected to Akusa franked ‘TOGO’ overprinted 10pf. tied Lome Togogebiet cds, Quittah transit of MY, Accra arrival of MY 15, redirected with new Accra cds of MY 16 and final Akuse arrival of MY 18. The postcard is handstamped in blue ‘Norddeutsche Mission/ Station Lome’; fine condition.German Colonies (Togo) 1899 (10/5) picture postcard of Lome Post Office to Mission Factory,  Akkra, Gold Coast redirected to Akusa franked ‘TOGO’ overprinted 10pf. tied Lome Togogebiet cds, Quittah transit of MY, Accra arrival of MY 15, redirected with new Accra cds of MY 16 and final Akuse arrival of MY 18. The postcard is handstamped in blue ‘Norddeutsche Mission/ Station Lome’; fine condition.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / French Colonies / Gold Coast / Togo / Missionary

(Togo) 1899 (10/5) picture postcard of Lome Post Office to Mission Factory, Akkra, Gold Coast redirected to Akusa franked ‘TOGO’ overprinted 10pf. tied Lome Togogebiet cds, Quittah transit of MY, Accra arrival of MY 15, redirected with new Accra cds of MY 16 and final Akuse arrival of MY 18. The postcard is handstamped in blue ‘Norddeutsche Mission/ Station Lome’; fine condition.

£85

German Colonies (Togo) 1908 German 2pf + 3pf postal stationery reply card to Eisfeld, Germany additionally franked Yacht 3pf. (3) each individually tied by rare KPANDU (TOGO) cds, arrival cancel at base, reverse with no message just Agome Palime Togo transit cds. Fine and unusual.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / German Colonies / Togo / Reply Stationery

(Togo) 1908 German 2pf + 3pf postal stationery reply card to Eisfeld, Germany additionally franked Yacht 3pf. (3) each individually tied by rare KPANDU (TOGO) cds, arrival cancel at base, reverse with no message just Agome Palime Togo transit cds. Fine and unusual.

£495

Malaya Selangor 1895 Appendix Native States perforated colour trials, each tiger stamp with 10c. value and elephants with $1, each trial has manuscript proposed value for that colour, at base Malaya Selangor 1895 Appendix Native States perforated colour trials, each tiger stamp with 10c. value and elephants with $1, each trial has manuscript proposed value for that colour, at base

Malaya

Covers and stamps / Malaya / Proofs

Selangor 1895 Appendix Native States perforated colour trials, each 'tiger' stamp with 10c. value and 'elephants' with $1, each trial has manuscript proposed value for that colour, at base "Approved for All Nation States 6 Amy 1895". A fine and important appendix sheet that has been severed for purposes of display, unique.

£6375

Egypt (British Post Offices) 1877 (9 FE) registered commercial envelope to Cospicua, Malta bearing Great Britain 1873-80 2½d., plate 6, MB and scarce 4d. vermilion, plate 15, HD cancelled by two ‘B01’ obliterators, red REGISTERED ALEXANDRIA oval date stamp to left, arrival backstamp of FE 16. A fine and rare registered cover.Egypt (British Post Offices) 1877 (9 FE) registered commercial envelope to Cospicua, Malta bearing Great Britain 1873-80 2½d., plate 6, MB and scarce 4d. vermilion, plate 15, HD cancelled by two ‘B01’ obliterators, red REGISTERED ALEXANDRIA oval date stamp to left, arrival backstamp of FE 16. A fine and rare registered cover.

Egypt

Covers and stamps / Egypt / Great Britain Used Abroad / Malta / Registered mail

(British Post Offices) 1877 (9 FE) registered commercial envelope to Cospicua, Malta bearing Great Britain 1873-80 2½d., plate 6, MB and scarce 4d. vermilion, plate 15, HD cancelled by two ‘B01’ obliterators, red REGISTERED ALEXANDRIA oval date stamp to left, arrival backstamp of FE 16. A fine and rare registered cover.

£1745

Denmark 1854 local Copenhagen outer letter sheet bearing 1852 2s blue Thiele print, large even margins on all sides, plate 1, No. 57 type I, tied by clear three-ring ‘1’ numeral and bluish ‘F 1 7/2 54 P’ handstamp alongside. A very fine example with Kaiser and Nielsen certificates.

Denmark

Covers and stamps / Denmark

1854 local Copenhagen outer letter sheet bearing 1852 2s blue Thiele print, large even margins on all sides, plate 1, No. 57 type I, tied by clear three-ring ‘1’ numeral and bluish ‘F 1 7/2 54 P’ handstamp alongside. A very fine example with Kaiser and Nielsen certificates.

£745

Danish West Indies 1835 (4 April) outer letter sheet docketed as originating at St Thomas to Petersburg, VA bearing a fine example of the rare Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp in red, to left ornate double line framed PHILA/ 28/ APR handstamp and at right manuscript “20¾“ rating (2c ship fee and 18¾c. domestic postage}.

Danish West Indies

Covers and stamps / Danish West Indies / USA / Ships

1835 (4 April) outer letter sheet docketed as originating at St Thomas to Petersburg, VA bearing a fine example of the rare Philadelphia Full-Rigged Ship Handstamp in red, to left ornate double line framed PHILA/ 28/ APR handstamp and at right manuscript “20¾“ rating (2c ship fee and 18¾c. domestic postage}.

£1145

Austria 1884 (20/12) envelope to Bangkok, Siam franked three 10Kr. tied Triest Trieste cds, reverse with Napoli transit overstruck by a further unclear cancel, below left a red SINGAPORE/ PAID  date stamp of JA 19 85.; good clean condition.Austria 1884 (20/12) envelope to Bangkok, Siam franked three 10Kr. tied Triest Trieste cds, reverse with Napoli transit overstruck by a further unclear cancel, below left a red SINGAPORE/ PAID  date stamp of JA 19 85.; good clean condition.

Austria

Covers and stamps / Austria / Singapore / Thailand

1884 (20/12) envelope to Bangkok, Siam franked three 10Kr. tied Triest Trieste cds, reverse with Napoli transit overstruck by a further unclear cancel, below left a red SINGAPORE/ PAID date stamp of JA 19 85.; good clean condition.

£385

Brazil 1839 (27 Nov.) entire from Rio de Janeiro to London, endorsed “Pr Ganges” with, on reverse, fine boxed INDIA LETTER/ PENZANCE handstamp, red London arrival (2 MR). A rare India Letter marking on a letter from Brazil, the handstamp over the flap and torn on opening and priced accordingly.Brazil 1839 (27 Nov.) entire from Rio de Janeiro to London, endorsed “Pr Ganges” with, on reverse, fine boxed INDIA LETTER/ PENZANCE handstamp, red London arrival (2 MR). A rare India Letter marking on a letter from Brazil, the handstamp over the flap and torn on opening and priced accordingly.

Brazil

Covers and stamps / Brazil / India / Maritime

1839 (27 Nov.) entire from Rio de Janeiro to London, endorsed “Pr Ganges” with, on reverse, fine boxed INDIA LETTER/ PENZANCE handstamp, red London arrival (2 MR). A rare India Letter marking on a letter from Brazil, the handstamp over the flap and torn on opening and priced accordingly.

£235

Thailand (French Occupation) Undated circa 1904 stampless envelope to Saigon, endorsed “Troupes d’occupation du Siam”  bearing small dark blue double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN - SIAM -’; fine condition without backstamp.

Thailand

Covers and stamps / Thailand / Military

(French Occupation) Undated circa 1904 stampless envelope to Saigon, endorsed “Troupes d’occupation du Siam” bearing small dark blue double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN - SIAM -’; fine condition without backstamp.

£645

Thailand (French Occupation) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.Thailand (French Occupation) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.

Thailand

Covers and stamps / France / Thailand / Military

(French Occupation) 1904 (2 Fevr) stampless envelope to Paris, endorsed “detachment du Siam” bearing large bluish double-ring handstamp ‘DETACHEMENT D’OCCUPATION DE CHANTABOUN * SIAM *’,to left with Saigon Cochinchine Corps Expd cds with inverted centre, arrival backstamp of 2.5.; fine and rare.

£685

Japan 1879 (22 Jul) 3Sn postal stationery card to Alkhamar with extremely fine HIOGO JAPAN cds, smaller Yokohama * cds to left, arrival cds at far left; with short message, good condition.Japan 1879 (22 Jul) 3Sn postal stationery card to Alkhamar with extremely fine HIOGO JAPAN cds, smaller Yokohama * cds to left, arrival cds at far left; with short message, good condition.

Japan

Covers and stamps / Japan / Postal Stationery

1879 (22 Jul) 3Sn postal stationery card to Alkhamar with extremely fine HIOGO JAPAN cds, smaller Yokohama * cds to left, arrival cds at far left; with short message, good condition.

£1575

Macau 1911 (SP 10) mourning envelope to Shanghai, China  endorsed “Per First Steamer” franked Wove Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual , on reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghai Br.P.O. cds, despatch cds on front; fine clean condition.Macau 1911 (SP 10) mourning envelope to Shanghai, China  endorsed “Per First Steamer” franked Wove Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual , on reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghai Br.P.O. cds, despatch cds on front; fine clean condition.

Macau

Covers and stamps / Macau

1911 (SP 10) mourning envelope to Shanghai, China endorsed “Per First Steamer” franked Wove Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual , on reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghai Br.P.O. cds, despatch cds on front; fine clean condition.

£1195

Macau 1911 (10 AGO) cover to Shanghai, China franked on front Laid Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual with cds at right, reverse with Hong Kong transit overstruck by British Shanghai cds; light vertical filing crease with slight envelope faults, the envelope and adhesives with light overall toning.Macau 1911 (10 AGO) cover to Shanghai, China franked on front Laid Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual with cds at right, reverse with Hong Kong transit overstruck by British Shanghai cds; light vertical filing crease with slight envelope faults, the envelope and adhesives with light overall toning.

Macau

Covers and stamps / Macau

1911 (10 AGO) cover to Shanghai, China franked on front Laid Paper 1a. and two 2a. white/black labels, each with blue initials, uncancelled as usual with cds at right, reverse with Hong Kong transit overstruck by British Shanghai cds; light vertical filing crease with slight envelope faults, the envelope and adhesives with light overall toning.

£875

Great Britain 1942 (17 Mch) airmail cover to Irak, franked 5d. and 10d. tied Lymington wavy-line, OPENED BY EXAMINER 2,880 censor tape and a green label added returning item to sender, straight-line handstamp ‘POSTAGE REFUNDED’ across stamps. Included is small printed note stating the contents (probably photographs) is prohibited.Great Britain 1942 (17 Mch) airmail cover to Irak, franked 5d. and 10d. tied Lymington wavy-line, OPENED BY EXAMINER 2,880 censor tape and a green label added returning item to sender, straight-line handstamp ‘POSTAGE REFUNDED’ across stamps. Included is small printed note stating the contents (probably photographs) is prohibited.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Censored mail / Returned mail

1942 (17 Mch) airmail cover to Irak, franked 5d. and 10d. tied Lymington wavy-line, OPENED BY EXAMINER 2,880 censor tape and a green label added returning item to sender, straight-line handstamp ‘POSTAGE REFUNDED’ across stamps. Included is small printed note stating the contents (probably photographs) is prohibited.

£55

Great Britain 1886 (NO 17) registered cover to Switzerland franked  1883 2d. lilac and 5d. dull green tied by Hyde Park Corner Leeds square circles, Registered Leeds oval alongside, red oval Registered London,  framed CHARGE handstamp, reverse with Ambulant and Brugg cds; a little roughly opened, stamps with good colour.Great Britain 1886 (NO 17) registered cover to Switzerland franked  1883 2d. lilac and 5d. dull green tied by Hyde Park Corner Leeds square circles, Registered Leeds oval alongside, red oval Registered London,  framed CHARGE handstamp, reverse with Ambulant and Brugg cds; a little roughly opened, stamps with good colour.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Registered mail

1886 (NO 17) registered cover to Switzerland franked 1883 2d. lilac and 5d. dull green tied by Hyde Park Corner Leeds square circles, Registered Leeds oval alongside, red oval Registered London, framed CHARGE handstamp, reverse with Ambulant and Brugg cds; a little roughly opened, stamps with good colour.

£135

Great Britain 1878 (MY 18) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to Heligoland additionally franked 1870 ½d., QQ and 1858-79 1d., plate 177, MJ tied by two ‘405’ Ipswich duplex, without backstamps, good appearance.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Heligoland / Postal Stationery

1878 (MY 18) 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to Heligoland additionally franked 1870 ½d., QQ and 1858-79 1d., plate 177, MJ tied by two ‘405’ Ipswich duplex, without backstamps, good appearance.

£65

Great Britain (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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Ireland / Italy incoming mail / Postage dues

(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.

£85