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India (Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ˝a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.
India (Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ˝a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.
India

(Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ˝a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.

£575
India (Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.
India (Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.
India

(Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.

£245
India (Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.
India (Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.
India

(Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.

£145
Australia (Victoria) 1872 cover to London bearing single franking 9d. on 10d. tied Melbourne duplex, arrival backstamp. Endorsed “Via Brindisi”, envelope opened-out for display.
Australia

(Victoria) 1872 cover to London bearing single franking 9d. on 10d. tied Melbourne duplex, arrival backstamp. Endorsed “Via Brindisi”, envelope opened-out for display.

£65
Malta (Village Postmark) 1909 local cover franked on reverse by 1/2d. tied by Musta cds, Valetta transit to side; some slight toning.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1909 local cover franked on reverse by 1/2d. tied by Musta cds, Valetta transit to side; some slight toning.

£145
Malta (Village Postmark) 1910 picture postcard to Gibraltar franked with 1d. tied good strike of Misida cds, arrival cds to left.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1910 picture postcard to Gibraltar franked with 1d. tied good strike of Misida cds, arrival cds to left.

£125
Malta (Village Postmark) 1913 picture postcard to Sweden franked by four Farthings tied by three Misida cds.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1913 picture postcard to Sweden franked by four Farthings tied by three Misida cds.

£95
Malta (Village Postmark) 1917 local cover franked on reverse ˝d. tied by good strike of Melleha cds, postman’s handstamp alongside.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1917 local cover franked on reverse ˝d. tied by good strike of Melleha cds, postman’s handstamp alongside.

£115
Malta (Village Postmark) 1918 local cover franked on reverse 1/2d. together with 12d. WarTax tied by Melleha cds, particularly fine on regular stamp.
Malta

(Village Postmark) 1918 local cover franked on reverse 1/2d. together with 1'2d. WarTax tied by Melleha cds, particularly fine on regular stamp.

£195
Malta (Village Postmark) Small 1910s local mourning envelope franked on reverse ˝d. tied Melleha cds.
Malta

(Village Postmark) Small 1910s local mourning envelope franked on reverse ˝d. tied Melleha cds.

£95
Australia (Western) 1901 OHMS registered cover Perth to England franked with 5d Swan tied ‘R’ handstamp, various violet Officil handstamps and London transit, arrival backstamp. The stamp used was not necessary. The envelope has had the ‘HER’ replaced by handstamped ‘HIS’ at top.
Australia

(Western) 1901 OHMS registered cover Perth to England franked with 5d Swan tied ‘R’ handstamp, various violet Officil handstamps and London transit, arrival backstamp. The stamp used was not necessary. The envelope has had the ‘HER’ replaced by handstamped ‘HIS’ at top.

£495
Kuwait 11943 registered censored cover to Switzerland, franked 3a. and 6a. airmails tied Kuwait Persian Gulf cds, black Bombay and violet English censorship cachets on front, reverse with German censor tape and arrival cds. Ex. Kiddle.
Kuwait 11943 registered censored cover to Switzerland, franked 3a. and 6a. airmails tied Kuwait Persian Gulf cds, black Bombay and violet English censorship cachets on front, reverse with German censor tape and arrival cds. Ex. Kiddle.
Kuwait

11943 registered censored cover to Switzerland, franked 3a. and 6a. airmails tied Kuwait Persian Gulf cds, black Bombay and violet English censorship cachets on front, reverse with German censor tape and arrival cds. Ex. Kiddle.

£345
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1698 complete letter sent from Smyrna to Livorno endorsed "Conn Livorno/Galera Che.D.V.". Letter was disinfected through baking. Rare early disinfection.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail)

1698 complete letter sent from Smyrna to Livorno endorsed "Conn Livorno/Galera Che.D.V.". Letter was disinfected through baking. Rare early disinfection.

£275
LATVIA 1743 entire to WINDAU, without postal markings but with manuscript "Franco"; small tear at base otherwise fine and early item.
LATVIA

1743 entire to WINDAU, without postal markings but with manuscript "Franco"; small tear at base otherwise fine and early item.

£225
ST KITTS 1762 commercial (copy) entire to Madeira, without postal markings, concerning the shipment of wines and flour; a very early item from the island.
ST KITTS

1762 commercial (copy) entire to Madeira, without postal markings, concerning the shipment of wines and flour; a very early item from the island.

£295
ST KITTS 1763 entire to Madeira re wine imports, sent care of Thomas Newton at New York; good early letter.
ST KITTS

1763 entire to Madeira re wine imports, sent care of Thomas Newton at New York; good early letter.

£245
LATVIA 1767 cover to PERNAU from a Lieutenant at Tillickshoff and bearing clear framed RIGA handstamp; fine early cover.
LATVIA

1767 cover to PERNAU from a Lieutenant at Tillickshoff and bearing clear framed 'RIGA' handstamp; fine early cover.

£295
MALTA 1767 entire to Marseilles struck with a very fine example  of the rare two-line "MARSEILLE/DE MALTE", manuscript "10" rate marking; fine and clean.
MALTA

1767 entire to Marseilles struck with a very fine example of the rare two-line "MARSEILLE/DE MALTE", manuscript "10" rate marking; fine and clean.

£535
GREECE 1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a  yellow cursive SALONICO applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan Post Office; a rare item.
GREECE

1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'SALONICO' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan Post Office; a rare item.

£935
POLAND 1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark
POLAND 1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark
POLAND

1768 Entire sent from Warsaw to Verviers (Belgium) showing variety of manuscript rates, as well as a very scarce “Franz Martens / Lepizig” forwarding agent’s mark

£115