(Alsace Lorraine) 1871 (24/10) insured cover franked 1c., 4c. and two 25c. tied Illkirch-Grafenstaden cds, the 25c with network pointing downwards (Mi 7II) and 1c. and 4c. pointing upwards (Mi 1I and 3I); a fine franking, Roumet Certificate.
(Anjouan) 1895 (25 Mai) 10c. ‘Sultanat d’Anjouan’ postal stationery card to London cancelled blue octagonal ANJOUAN COL. FRANC., repeated at left and overstruck with D’Zaoudzi Mayotte transit, Marseille A La Reunion maritime date stamp, annotated “ViaLa Reunion/ et Seychelles”. Some toning, Ex. Grabowski.
(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.
(Azores) 1886 (29 Ago) stampless opened-out envelope to Rio de Janeiro with large oval CORREIO DA HORTA date stamp, circular-framed ‘T’ handstamp and octagonal 300 Rs. Charge handstamp applied on arrival, reverse with Lisboa transit (7 Set) and arrival cancels (24 Set).
(Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.
(Azores) 1916 Red Cross stationery card to Badajoz, Spain bearing three-line DELEGACAO/ DA COMISSAO DE PRISIONEIROS/ ANGRA DO HEROISMO handstamp, violet Commission Portugaise/des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE handstamp, top right with small red Deposito/ De/ Concentrados/ Alemaes handstamp overstruck with Lisbon transit.
(Azores) 1917 Red Cross stationery card to Chemnitz bearing ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA handstamp and two-line CENSURADO/ 16 SET. 1917 in same ink. Good condition with long message.
(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.
(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (14 Nov) entire to Moscow, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘24’ Paris Star with cds in association, red framed PD and blue manuscript ratings applied in transit; without backstamps, fine and fresh. Brun Certificate.
(Ballon Monte) 1870 (26 Oct) small entire to St Petersbourg, Russia franked 1863-71 Laureated Napoleon 80c. tied ‘18’ Paris Star with Paris, A. D’Amsterdam cds in association, framed PD and red manuscript rates in transit. Small tear at back, fine and fresh to rare destination. The letter was sent to Councellor of State Mr Alexandre de Schulz denying any involvement of Prince Napoleon in scandal with forger of Russia’s banknotes made by Mr. Dombrowsky.
(Bangladesh) 1878 entire to Mauritius franked ½a pair, 1a. and 2a. tied Calcutta duplex, overstriking two ‘Stamped’ handstamps, endorsed at left ‘Via Bombay’/ “& aden”. Senders handstamp bottom left as from Chittigong and letter so annotated, reverse with Sea Post Office B transit and blue arrival; good condition.