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Austrian Levant (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.Austrian Levant (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.

Austrian Levant

Covers and stamps / Austrian Levant / Italy incoming mail / Romania / Disinfected mail

(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.

£775

Cape Verde Islands 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.Cape Verde Islands 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.

Cape Verde Islands

Covers and stamps / British Guiana / Cape Verde Islands

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.

£2750

Cape Verde Islands :  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. Cape Verde Islands :  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.

Cape Verde Islands

Covers and stamps / Cape Verde Islands / Chile / Portuguese Colonies / Postage dues

: 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.

£1850

Timor 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. Timor 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.

Timor

Covers and stamps / Portuguese Colonies / Timor / Crown Circles

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.

£4250

Portuguese India 1957 Unissued Heraldic Arms set of eight hinged mint. A rare set.

Portuguese India

Covers and stamps / Portuguese Colonies

1957 Unissued Heraldic Arms set of eight hinged mint. A rare set.

£895

Macau 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.Macau 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.

Macau

Covers and stamps / Great Britain Incoming / Macau

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.

£535

Macau 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.Macau 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.

Macau

Covers and stamps / Macau / Forwarding Agents / Transatlantic Mail

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.

£775

Portugal (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 coverPortugal (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

Portugal

Covers and stamps / France / Portugal / Napoleonic

(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

£1575

Portugal (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. Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal / Napoleonic

(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.

£1745

Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

(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.

£1245

Portugal (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.Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Madeira / Portugal / Transatlantic Mail

(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.

£735

Portugal 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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

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.

£2650

Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal / USA / Disinfected mail

(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.

£650

Portugal 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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal / Sweden Incoming Mail

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.

£1350

Portugal 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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

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.

£750

Portugal 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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / French Maritime / Portugal / Maritime

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.

£875

Portugal 1853 Queen Maria II 50r. blue-green  with four good to large margins very fresh used with blue ‘52’ numeral cancel. A superb example.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

1853 Queen Maria II 50r. blue-green with four good to large margins very fresh used with blue ‘52’ numeral cancel. A superb example.

£685

Portugal 1853 Queen Maria II 100r. pale lilac with four good to large margins very fresh used with complete ‘103’ numeral cancel. A fine example.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

1853 Queen Maria II 100r. pale lilac with four good to large margins very fresh used with complete ‘103’ numeral cancel. A fine example.

£725

Portugal 1862-64 King Luis 100r. dull lilac in block of eleven, each stamp cancelled ‘56’ numeral within circular framed bars, clear margins all round, two of the stamps with some splitting of embossing around head reinforced with hinges; a fine multiple.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Portugal

1862-64 King Luis 100r. dull lilac in block of eleven, each stamp cancelled ‘56’ numeral within circular framed bars, clear margins all round, two of the stamps with some splitting of embossing around head reinforced with hinges; a fine multiple.

£2750

Norway 1872 (25/10) cover to Paris with mixed franking 1867-68 ‘Lion’ 8sk. and 1871 ‘Posthorn’ 3sk and 4sk. tied Christiania cds, black framed ‘P D’ ,smudged blue French entry cds and on reverse arrival cds.

Norway

Covers and stamps / Norway

1872 (25/10) cover to Paris with mixed franking 1867-68 ‘Lion’ 8sk. and 1871 ‘Posthorn’ 3sk and 4sk. tied Christiania cds, black framed ‘P D’ ,smudged blue French entry cds and on reverse arrival cds.

£575