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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
LATVIA 1788 entire to Paris bearing good example of crown and posthorn MITAU handstamp, manuscript rate markings and straight-line MASEYCK transit handstamp. Very fine early cover.
LATVIA

1788 entire to Paris bearing good example of crown and posthorn 'MITAU' handstamp, manuscript rate markings and straight-line 'MASEYCK' transit handstamp. Very fine early cover.

£495
GIBRALTAR 1791 outer letter sheet to Murtley, Scotland, sent overland and bearing red two-line ANDALUCIA/VAXA transit, rated "4/9d" on arrival, arrival backstamps; some slight faults but rare item.
GIBRALTAR

1791 outer letter sheet to Murtley, Scotland, sent overland and bearing red two-line 'ANDALUCIA/VAXA' transit, rated "4/9d" on arrival, arrival backstamps; some slight faults but rare item.

£225
LATVIA 1791 outer letter sheet to PERNAU bearing large RIGA despatch handstamp, manuscript "fco" bottom left; fine and clean condition.
LATVIA

1791 outer letter sheet to PERNAU bearing large 'RIGA' despatch handstamp, manuscript "fco" bottom left; fine and clean condition.

£115
RUSSIA  1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v)  - Exceptional quality
RUSSIA  1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v)  - Exceptional quality
RUSSIA

1792 Entire to Hodimont (Belgium) showing “S.PETERSBOVRG” handstamp length 40mm (Dobin 0.01v) - Exceptional quality

£245
LATVIA 1794 "Popen en Courlande" headed entire to BRUGGE with unclear red handstamp, various manuscript rate markings including "9 -fr West" on side flap; fresh condition.
LATVIA

1794 "Popen en Courlande" headed entire to BRUGGE with unclear red handstamp, various manuscript rate markings including "9 -fr West" on side flap; fresh condition.

£65
Guadeloupe 1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.
Guadeloupe

1794 (23rd April) outer letter sheet to “Salopian Coffee House”, London bearing cursive ‘PORTS/ MOUTH’ incoming handstamp, arrival backstamp. This occupation during the Napoleonic War lasted for 6 months only, this item a few days after invasion.

£375