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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
MALTA 1766 entire to Perpignan bearing two-line "MARSEILLE/DE MALTHE" handstamp at top right, manuscript rate marking; slight staining at left, still a good example of this scarce cancel.
MALTA

1766 entire to Perpignan bearing two-line "MARSEILLE/DE MALTHE" handstamp at top right, manuscript rate marking; slight staining at left, still a good example of this scarce cancel.

£345
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.

£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
Grenada 1772 outer letter sheet to a Mr Alexander Gordon at Jamaica Coffee House, London, bearing two-line DEAL/ SHIP LRE, Bishops arrival on reverse; fine and clean condition.
Grenada

1772 outer letter sheet to a Mr Alexander Gordon at Jamaica Coffee House, London, bearing two-line DEAL/ SHIP LRE, Bishops arrival on reverse; fine and clean condition.

£125
LATVIA 1775 entire to NARVA bearing small framed RIGA despatch handstamp; fine condition early cover.
LATVIA

1775 entire to NARVA bearing small framed 'RIGA' despatch handstamp; fine condition early cover.

£265
LATVIA 1777 outer letter sheet sent to Pernau-Estonia, bearing boxed RIGA handstamp which was in usage between 1767 to 1778
LATVIA

1777 outer letter sheet sent to Pernau-Estonia, bearing boxed RIGA handstamp which was in usage between 1767 to 1778

£265
LATVIA 1779 entire to RIGA bearing good example of small circle crown/MITTAU handstamp; good quality early item.
LATVIA

1779 entire to RIGA bearing good example of small circle 'crown/MITTAU' handstamp; good quality early item.

£375
Russia  1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter
Russia  1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter
Russia

1780 Entire to Amsterdam bearing fine strike of straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. Fine condition with long letter

£325
Russia  1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.
Russia  1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.
Russia

1780 Entire to Herrnhut, Germany bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOVRG handstamp. various manuscript rate markings. Fine and clean condition of this scarce cancel.

£355
ESTONIA 1782 entire to Horimont, Belgium written from DORPAT with forwarders manuscript on side flap; fine and clean.
ESTONIA

1782 entire to Horimont, Belgium written from DORPAT with forwarder's manuscript on side flap; fine and clean.

£75
LATVIA 1783 entire bearing good strike of circular framed crown/posthorn/MITAU handstamp, manuscript rates and black wax seal; fresh condition.
LATVIA

1783 entire bearing good strike of circular framed 'crown/posthorn/MITAU' handstamp, manuscript rates and black wax seal; fresh condition.

£225
Grenada 1786 entire to London with, on reverse reasonable strike of Grenada/ (Crown) handstamp, arrival cancel at right, horizontal filing crease.
Grenada 1786 entire to London with, on reverse reasonable strike of Grenada/ (Crown) handstamp, arrival cancel at right, horizontal filing crease.
Grenada

1786 entire to London with, on reverse reasonable strike of Grenada/ (Crown) handstamp, arrival cancel at right, horizontal filing crease.

£75
LATVIA 1786 entire to NARVA bearing small decorative framed RIGA despatch handstamp; fine condition early cover.
LATVIA

1786 entire to NARVA bearing small decorative framed 'RIGA' despatch handstamp; fine condition early cover.

£215
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique

1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."

£565