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German States (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.German States (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.

German States

Covers and stamps / German States / Alsace / Insured Mail

(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.

£2475

Germany (American and British Zones) 1949 60pf airmail letter sheet showing spelling variety ‘hochgeschlagen’ instead of ‘hochschlagen’, very fine unused with normal for comparison. (Michel LP 3I)

Germany

Covers and stamps / Germany post 1945 / Postal Stationery / Airmail

(American and British Zones) 1949 60pf airmail letter sheet showing spelling variety ‘hochgeschlagen’ instead of ‘hochschlagen’, very fine unused with normal for comparison. (Michel LP 3I)

£125

Comoro Islands (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.

Comoro Islands

Covers and stamps / Comoro Islands / French Colonies / Madagascar / Seychelles / Postal Stationery

(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.

£75

Syria (Arab Kingdom) 1920 (23.4.) commercial cover to Bale, Switzerland franked pair 5m. on 5pa. overprinted Turkish fiscal tied single bilingual Halep cds, without backstamps.

Syria

Covers and stamps / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Syria

(Arab Kingdom) 1920 (23.4.) commercial cover to Bale, Switzerland franked pair 5m. on 5pa. overprinted Turkish fiscal tied single bilingual Halep cds, without backstamps.

£125

Liechtenstein (Austrian Forerunner) 1899 (11/11) Austria 2kr. postal stationery card sent internally cancelled Schaan Im Fursteuth Liechtenstein, with arrival Balzers cds below.A very fine quality strike.

Liechtenstein

Covers and stamps / Austria / Liechtenstein

(Austrian Forerunner) 1899 (11/11) Austria 2kr. postal stationery card sent internally cancelled Schaan Im Fursteuth Liechtenstein, with arrival Balzers cds below.A very fine quality strike.

£65

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

Azores (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 (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

Covers and stamps / Azores / Brazil / Portugal / Postage dues

(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).

£395

Portugal (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.Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Prisoner of War

(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.

£195

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Postal Stationery / Prisoner of War

(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.

£115

Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Prisoner of War / Red cross

(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.

£125

Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Postal Stationery / Prisoner of War

(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.

£245

Portugal (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.Portugal (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.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Portugal / Censored mail / Prisoner of War

(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.

£475

Portugal (Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.Portugal (Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.

Portugal

Covers and stamps / Azores / Military

(Azores) 1943 stampless envelope from a soldier to Lisbon with contents bearing three different violet handstamps, one indicating from the Military and two censors, Lisboa machine backstamp.

£55

Germany (Baden) 1867 part entire franked 1862 perf 10 1k and 3k tied framed Buehl/ 14 AUG. date stamp, at left oval framed Buhl/ Postabl/ Ottersweil with postmans routing number alongside.

Germany

Covers and stamps / German States

(Baden) 1867 part entire franked 1862 perf 10 1k and 3k tied framed Buehl/ 14 AUG. date stamp, at left oval framed Buhl/ Postabl/ Ottersweil with postman's routing number alongside.

£85

Germany (Baden) late 1860s entire franked 1862 perf 10 1k and 3k cancelled with four-ring ‘19’ numerals, two Bruchsal cds below, at left oval framed Bruchsal/ Postabl/ Odenheim handstamp; vertical and horizontal filing creases.

Germany

Covers and stamps / German States

(Baden) late 1860s entire franked 1862 perf 10 1k and 3k cancelled with four-ring ‘19’ numerals, two Bruchsal cds below, at left oval framed Bruchsal/ Postabl/ Odenheim handstamp; vertical and horizontal filing creases.

£95

Bulgaria (Balkan War) 1913 Telegram envelope to Stara-Zagora, Eastern Roumelia with bilingual arrival date stamp on reverse.Bulgaria (Balkan War) 1913 Telegram envelope to Stara-Zagora, Eastern Roumelia with bilingual arrival date stamp on reverse.

Bulgaria

Covers and stamps / Bulgaria / Telegramme

(Balkan War) 1913 Telegram envelope to Stara-Zagora, Eastern Roumelia with bilingual arrival date stamp on reverse.

£95

France (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.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Russia / Airmail

(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.

£2395

France (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.

France

Covers and stamps / France / Russia / Airmail / St Petersburg

(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.

£3200

Japan (Bando Prison Camp) 1917 registered money letter to Shanghai bearing three label tied with usual unclear violet Prisoner of War handstamps, Shanghai I.J.P.O. arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting one label, rare.

Japan

Covers and stamps / Japan / Prisoner of War

(Bando Prison Camp) 1917 registered money letter to Shanghai bearing three label tied with usual unclear violet Prisoner of War handstamps, Shanghai I.J.P.O. arrival backstamp; vertical filing crease affecting one label, rare.

£525

India (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.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Bangladesh

(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.

£485