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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

Great Britain (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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / Scotland

(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.

£95

Great Britain 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.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain / European Transits / Registered mail

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.

£185

Great Britain 1868 (16 Dec) stampless entire to Trujillo, Peru bearing red Lombard Street Paid cds, manuscript “2/-“ rate, endorsed “via panama” and at top right A PANAMA transit of British Post Office cds; fine clean condition.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Great Britain

1868 (16 Dec) stampless entire to Trujillo, Peru bearing red Lombard Street Paid cds, manuscript “2/-“ rate, endorsed “via panama” and at top right A PANAMA transit of British Post Office cds; fine clean condition.

£75

Porto Rico (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.Porto Rico (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.

Porto Rico

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Line Engraved 1870 1 1/2d / Great Britain Used Abroad / Italy incoming mail / Porto Rico

(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.

£395

Panama (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.Panama (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.

Panama

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Used Abroad / Jamaica / Panama

(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.

£375

Transvaal (Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 ½ Penny card uprated further ½ Penny to Frankfurt entitled Greetings from Pretoria bearing three images Banks, President Kruger and Government Buildings with Dutch Reformed Church; good used.Transvaal (Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 ½ Penny card uprated further ½ Penny to Frankfurt entitled Greetings from Pretoria bearing three images Banks, President Kruger and Government Buildings with Dutch Reformed Church; good used.

Transvaal

Covers and stamps / Transvaal / Picture Stationery

(Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 ½ Penny card uprated further ½ Penny to Frankfurt entitled Greetings from Pretoria bearing three images Banks, President Kruger and Government Buildings with Dutch Reformed Church; good used.

£85