(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.