(Romania) 1842 entire to Genova bearing fine straight-line GALACZ despatch, GRENZE handstamp applied in trnsit at Hungarian border, red straight-line FRANCO and large L.T., arrival backstamp. The entire was disinfected showing random small punch holes. Fine and scarce.
1878 outer letter sheet to Georgetown, British Guiana franked pair perf 12½ 50r yellow-green Crowns cancelled by blue target handstamp, London PAID transit, reverse with JU 3 78 arrival cds. Fine and very rare to a most unusual destination.
: 1886 (12 June) stampless cover to Valparaiso, Chile bearing oval-framed Correio De St. Vincente CABO VERDE date stamp, ‘T’ in circular handstamp and also bearing arrival charge handstamp VALPARAISO MULTADA 20c, reverse with Buenos Aires transit and arrival cds. A rare and extremely fine cover.
1884 red band envelope with red oval-framed ‘P.PAGO’ and a fair strike of the very rare blue-green Correio De Timor Dilly crown circle with manuscript date, the “18” at left over the faintly printed ‘18’. A rare and desirable cancellation.
1835 (4 Nov) entire to Bath, England from the missionary Robert Morrison, endorsed “pr Royal Admiral” (that sailed from Canton arriving at Plymouth on May 7th). Charged “1/3” for ship letter rate via India of 4d., plus 11d. for 100 miles on inland carriage. Reverse with INDIA LETTER/ PLYMOUTH framed handstamp. A total transit time was a very lengthy 187 days; fine.
1841 (27 July) entire to London, endorsed “Via New York” with manuscript “8” at centre, reverse with octagonal framed LIVERPOOL SHIP and red arrival cds of 29 DE, also on reverse a faint red oval Forwarding Agents cachet; light vertical filing crease.
(Napoleonic Mail) 1810 entire to Paris with black two-line unclear Directeur ... de la guerre, fine ‘No.3 DEB/ ARM DE PORTUGAL’, this handstamp repeated on reverse together with black ‘DEB. Bau .../ ARM. DE PORTUGAL’, a fine and rare cover
(Napoleonic War) 1811 envelope to French Military Administration at Salamanca, bearing two-line italic handstamp ”Directeur ... de la guerre”, reddish brown two-line DEB. Bau BEDENTAIRE/ ARM. DE PORTUGAL, reverse with two-line No.2 DEB./ARM. DE PORTUGAL. A fine and rare double Deborsement cover.
(Azores) 1872 (9/3) entire to London endorsed to travel via Spain and France bearing single franking 1868-70 curved label, perforated 240r. tied ‘43’ numeral within bars, Horta cds in association, red framed P.D. and London PAID arrival, Lisboa transit backstamp. A fine double weight cover.
(Madeira) 1873 envelope to New York, endorsed “via England” and franked vertical pair and horizontal pairs of 1870 80r. orange with thin 3mm high letters tied numeral obliterators with Funchal cds in association, framed PD and London PAID trnsit, reverse bearing New York Paid All entry cds; tear in front of envelope and part of bottom backflap missing, still a scarce and attractive multiple franking.
1869 envelope to Paris franked 1867 ‘Curved Label’ perforated 120r. blue cancelled by ‘1’ numeral cancel with oval Lisboa date stamp in association, red framed P.D. and blue French entry cds, without backstamps. Envelope slightly reduced at right with some faults on reverse not detracting from a fine high value franking with a rare block of four. Miranda Da Mota Certificate.
(Disinfected Mail) 1818 entire from New York to Lisbon carried by the schooner “Elizabeth”, landed at the port of Belem and bearing disinfection handstamp Caza Da Saude Do Porto De Belem, also with oval-framed ‘C.Est.de.N’ (Carta Estrangeira de navio) handstamp applied at Lisbon to mail arriving by foreign ships, rated ‘160’ reis; a slight stain on front.
1870 (2/4) outer letter sheet to Stockholm, Sweden franked 1867-70 ‘Curved Label’ 5r., 20r. and 50r. (3) tied ‘1’ numeral obliterators with Lisboa cds in association, framed P.D. handstamp; some faults to stamps but still a fine franking to a rare destination.
1865 cover to London franked 1862-64 King Luis 5r., 10r. and 25r. tied ‘208’ numeral obliterator with Faro cds in association, reverse with Lisboa transit, red segmented handstamp and arrival cds; stamps with four good to large margins, the 5r. folded over onto reverse, very attractive three colour franking.
1873 (3 Dec) entire from Lisbon to Bordeaux with ship endorsement at top that has been amended to be carried on the “Senegal” and bearing scarce French maritime Lisbonne Paq. Fr. J. No.3, handstamp ‘6’ rate marking, arrival backstamp; a fine example of this scarce cds.