(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.
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.
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}.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Scotland) 1862 (FE 1) envelope to Kandy, Ceylon franked 1854-57 1d. in two horizontal strips of three, LD-LF and MD-MF cancelled by ‘183’ Inverness duplex, endorsed “via Southampton”, red London transit backstamp and weak red and black arrivals; envelope with corner and edge faults, incomplete backflap and tear at right running just under stamp at right.
1858 (JY 5) registered outer letter sheet addressed to ‘The General Manganese Company’ Ehrenbeitstein, Germany franked 1855-57 1s green (2) tied ‘545’ obliterators, Newcastle-On-Tyne date stamp and Registered London transit, routed via Aachen with fine strikes in red of ‘P.’ and ‘(Crown)/ REGISTERED’ plus double circle cross border Aus England Per Aachen Franco; some wear but still good appearance with clear cancels.
(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.
(British Post Offices) 1871 (FE 4) outer letter sheet to Kingston, Jamaica, endorsed “per S S Elbe” bearing single franking 1867-80 wmk Spray 1s, plate 4, HB tied C35 obliterator, paying the triple rate, with Panama cds alongside, company cachet of ‘Pacific Steam Navigation Co’ bottom left, arrival backstamp of FE 7.