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GREAT BRITAIN

1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom right to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to the care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line 'April 24: T-2,10' charge handstamp applied in Malta, front bearing Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits.

£575
GIBRALTAR 1822 entire to Edinburgh bearing cursive GIBRALTAR handstamp, manuscript rate marking, red octagonal arrival and faint framed ½d local delivery handstamp; the entire now stuck together.
GIBRALTAR

1822 entire to Edinburgh bearing cursive 'GIBRALTAR' handstamp, manuscript rate marking, red octagonal arrival and faint framed ½d local delivery handstamp; the entire now stuck together.

£115
RUSSIA  1823 Entire to Belgium bearing large double circle Latin script “ST. PETERSBOURG **” cds, Memel with date transit and curved FRANCO in red handstamp.
RUSSIA

1823 Entire to Belgium bearing large double circle Latin script “ST. PETERSBOURG **” cds, Memel with date transit and curved FRANCO in red handstamp.

£185
Danzig 1824 entire to Bordeaux bearing cursive despatch date stamp, ‘C.P.R.5.’ accountancy handstamp, incorrect French framed entry ‘BAVIERE/ PAR/ FORBACH’ applied and overstruck by FORBACH straight-line handstamp, the correct French entry handstamp applied below. An unusual item.
Danzig

1824 entire to Bordeaux bearing cursive despatch date stamp, ‘C.P.R.5.’ accountancy handstamp, incorrect French framed entry ‘BAVIERE/ PAR/ FORBACH’ applied and overstruck by FORBACH straight-line handstamp, the correct French entry handstamp applied below. An unusual item.

£125
Malta 1824 entire to Corfu bearing good example of scarce MALTA*P PAID handstamp, large double-ring Isole Ionie arrival handstamp; no backstamps, fine and scarce.
Malta

1824 entire to Corfu bearing good example of scarce MALTA*P PAID handstamp, large double-ring Isole Ionie arrival handstamp; no backstamps, fine and scarce.

£1125
RUSSIA  1824 Outer letter sheet posted to Harlem (Netherlands) stamped by large double circle  Latin script “ST.PETERSSBOURG ** “ cds, alongside transit MEMEL and red boxed “Franco Tout” handstamp. Reverse shows border entry mark “ Duitsch – Grensk / te Arnhem”.  Charged 12 decimes in manuscript. Nice and attractive
RUSSIA

1824 Outer letter sheet posted to Harlem (Netherlands) stamped by large double circle Latin script “ST.PETERSSBOURG ** “ cds, alongside transit MEMEL and red boxed “Franco Tout” handstamp. Reverse shows border entry mark “ Duitsch – Grensk / te Arnhem”. Charged 12 decimes in manuscript. Nice and attractive

£195
JAMAICA 1824-1827 series of five entires from Scotland to a Midshipman, later Lieutenant, on board either H.M.S. Thracian, H.M.S. Magnificent or H.M.S. Tweed in Port Royal, Jamaica. Various rate markings and inscriptions including "Ship gone home"; re-addressed back to Portsmouth. A fascinating group.
JAMAICA

1824-1827 series of five entires from Scotland to a Midshipman, later Lieutenant, on board either H.M.S. Thracian, H.M.S. Magnificent or H.M.S. Tweed in Port Royal, Jamaica. Various rate markings and inscriptions including "Ship gone home"; re-addressed back to Portsmouth. A fascinating group.

£245
RUSSIA - Ukraine 1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb
RUSSIA - Ukraine 1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb
RUSSIA - Ukraine

1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb

£575
Cape of Good Hope 1826 entire addressed to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped Weymouth Ship Letter handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia,Netherland Indies.
Cape of Good Hope

1826 entire addressed to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped Weymouth Ship Letter handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia,Netherland Indies.

£275
SOUTH AFRICA (Cape of Good Hope) 1826 entire to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped WEYMOUTH/SHIP LETTER handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia, Netherlands Indies.
SOUTH AFRICA (Cape of Good Hope)

1826 entire to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped 'WEYMOUTH/SHIP LETTER' handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia, Netherlands Indies.

£275
AUSTRIA 1826 outer letter sheet to Klagenfurt with a fine two-line VILLACH/ILLYRIE handstamp; good condition.
AUSTRIA

1826 outer letter sheet to Klagenfurt with a fine two-line 'VILLACH/ILLYRIE' handstamp; good condition.

£95
Ionian Islands 1827 entire to Corfu bearing fine red POSTA A DELL ISOLE DI PAXO date stamp with manuscript date, large arrival handstamp of the British Post Office; fine and scarce.
Ionian Islands

1827 entire to Corfu bearing fine red POSTA A DELL ISOLE DI PAXO date stamp with manuscript date, large arrival handstamp of the British Post Office; fine and scarce.

£375
Saint Kitts 1831 entire to London, datelined 30th September, rated "2/2" bearing good strike of small black fleuron with complete year, arrival cancel of 11 NOV; vertical filing creases.
Saint Kitts 1831 entire to London, datelined 30th September, rated "2/2" bearing good strike of small black fleuron with complete year, arrival cancel of 11 NOV; vertical filing creases.
Saint Kitts

1831 entire to London, datelined 30th September, rated "2/2" bearing good strike of small black fleuron with complete year, arrival cancel of 11 NOV; vertical filing creases.

£85
GIBRALTAR 1831 large part entire written from Griffith Hotel to Cheltenham bearing cursive GIBRALTAR handstamp, re-directed upon arrival to Cockermouth and bearing Cheltenham cds and framed Cheltenham/Penny Post handstamp.
GIBRALTAR

1831 large part entire written from Griffith Hotel to Cheltenham bearing cursive 'GIBRALTAR' handstamp, re-directed upon arrival to Cockermouth and bearing 'Cheltenham' cds and framed 'Cheltenham/Penny Post' handstamp.

£115
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:  1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:  1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:

1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back

£75
Ionian Islands 1832 internal Corfu entire bearing manuscript "6" rate overstruck fine example of the small oval British Office Coat of Arms handstamp, reverse with framed date stamp.
Ionian Islands

1832 internal Corfu entire bearing manuscript "6" rate overstruck fine example of the small oval British Office 'Coat of Arms' handstamp, reverse with framed date stamp.

£125
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:  1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:  1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:

1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.

£275
AUSTRIA (Serbia) 1835 entire from Neusatz (Novi Sad) to Pesth bearing oval Peter/Wardein handstamp, on reverse small oval arrival handstamp with date.
AUSTRIA (Serbia)

1835 entire from Neusatz (Novi Sad) to Pesth bearing oval 'Peter/Wardein' handstamp, on reverse small oval arrival handstamp with date.

£75
GIBRALTAR (Soldiers Letter) 1836 entire from Private of 64th Regt. showing fair but oxidised strike of cursive GIBRALTAR/PAID handstamp, endorsed by the Commanding Officer at left.
GIBRALTAR (Soldier's Letter)

1836 entire from Private of 64th Regt. showing fair but oxidised strike of cursive 'GIBRALTAR/PAID' handstamp, endorsed by the Commanding Officer at left.

£195
Russia 1836 entire sent from Gavano to Odessa bearing disinfection station boxed cachet
Russia

1836 entire sent from Gavano to Odessa bearing disinfection station boxed cachet

£235