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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
Bahamas 1794 outer letter sheet from Nassau to London with manuscript "5" rating, two-line DEAL/SHIP LETTER handstamp, reverse with arrival cancel over join. Light vertical filing crease, generally clean condition for such an early example.
Bahamas

1794 outer letter sheet from Nassau to London with manuscript "5" rating, two-line DEAL/SHIP LETTER handstamp, reverse with arrival cancel over join. Light vertical filing crease, generally clean condition for such an early example.

£245
ITALY 1803 entire from FIRENZE to Pienza bearing, on reverse, ornate-framed SOLDI 2.8. handstamp; fine and clean condition.
ITALY

1803 entire from FIRENZE to Pienza bearing, on reverse, ornate-framed 'SOLDI 2.8.' handstamp; fine and clean condition.

£75
Fiji 1803 registered cover to London franked by 2d. yellow-green perf 10 bottom marginal strips of seven and three, plus one 2 1/2d. tied Suva dispatch, London arrival. One 2d. damaged otherwise a scarce and striking cover.
Fiji

1803 registered cover to London franked by 2d. yellow-green perf 10 bottom marginal strips of seven and three, plus one 2 1/2d. tied Suva dispatch, London arrival. One 2d. damaged otherwise a scarce and striking cover.

£1225
LATVIA 1804 entire to HODIMONT, Belgium bearing rare small MITAU handstamp and two-line PRUSSE/PAR MAASEYCK French entry handstamp; fine quality.
LATVIA

1804 entire to HODIMONT, Belgium bearing rare small 'MITAU' handstamp and two-line 'PRUSSE/PAR MAASEYCK' French entry handstamp; fine quality.

£95
ALBANIA 1806 entire from Dobrota bearing fine oval-framed CATTARO handstamp; straight-line arrival backstamp.
ALBANIA

1806 entire from Dobrota bearing fine oval-framed 'CATTARO' handstamp; straight-line arrival backstamp.

£125
LATVIA 1806 local wrapper bearing straight-line JACOBSTADT handstamp.
LATVIA

1806 local wrapper bearing straight-line 'JACOBSTADT' handstamp.

£135
Russia  1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel
Russia  1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel
Russia

1807 entire to Riga bearing straight line ST.PETERSBOURG handstamp that usually shows the point after ST. at base as opposed to half way up. Good example of this scarce cancel

£195
Grenada 1808 outer letter sheet annotated to once containing duplicate letters, “4/-“ manuscript rating with “8” added, reverse with  part large GRENADA date stamp which is affected by vertical filing crease.
Grenada 1808 outer letter sheet annotated to once containing duplicate letters, “4/-“ manuscript rating with “8” added, reverse with  part large GRENADA date stamp which is affected by vertical filing crease.
Grenada

1808 outer letter sheet annotated to once containing duplicate letters, “4/-“ manuscript rating with “8” added, reverse with part large GRENADA date stamp which is affected by vertical filing crease.

£75
Jamaica 1809 "On His Majestys Service" entire from London to His Excellency General Villettes/ Lt Governor/ Jamaica with a fine example of the straight-line PACKET LETTER applied in London. The letter arrived after the departure of the addressee and was redirected to London and charged 4/- the double letter rate.
Jamaica

1809 "On His Majesty's Service" entire from London to His Excellency General Villettes/ Lt Governor/ Jamaica with a fine example of the straight-line PACKET LETTER applied in London. The letter arrived after the departure of the addressee and was redirected to London and charged 4/- the double letter rate.

£235
GIBRALTAR 1809 Packet Agency entire to Palermo, Italy, bearing red cursive GIBRALTAR/PAID handstamp; a very early use in red.
GIBRALTAR

1809 Packet Agency entire to Palermo, Italy, bearing red cursive 'GIBRALTAR/PAID' handstamp; a very early use in red.

£295
GREAT BRITAIN 1811 copy entire addressed to "Capt. Watters, Tortola" (British Virgin Islands) bearing Liverpool date stamp and manuscript rate markings. A fine early entire.
GREAT BRITAIN

1811 copy entire addressed to "Capt. Watters, Tortola" (British Virgin Islands) bearing Liverpool date stamp and manuscript rate markings. A fine early entire.

£495
Russia 1812 entire to Pernau bearing straight-line SANCT.PETERSBOURG handstamp. A fine early example of this cancel.
Russia

1812 entire to Pernau bearing straight-line SANCT.PETERSBOURG handstamp. A fine early example of this cancel.

£285
AUSTRIA 1812 entire to Steyr, Austria, bearing red three-line handstamp P P/TRIESTE/ILLYRIE.
AUSTRIA

1812 entire to Steyr, Austria, bearing red three-line handstamp 'P P/TRIESTE/ILLYRIE'.

£165
Jamaica 1815 (18 Aug) entire from John Fergus to Falmouth with some interesting content, with a N.B. addition reading "I am sorry to say that Port Royale is most all burnt down about four weeks before our arrival here". Ship Letter Jamaica oval crown handstamp, rate markings and "1/2" local carriage charge handstamp. Some peripheral faults to entire.
Jamaica

1815 (18 Aug) entire from John Fergus to Falmouth with some interesting content, with a N.B. addition reading "I am sorry to say that Port Royale is most all burnt down about four weeks before our arrival here". Ship Letter Jamaica oval crown handstamp, rate markings and "1/2" local carriage charge handstamp. Some peripheral faults to entire.

£255
GIBRALTAR 1815 outer letter sheet to London showing ships endorsement at bottom left, manuscript rate marking top right that has been amended and overstruck with red crown handstamp and a new rate applied at left; at bottom right stepped PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER handstamp, arrival backstamp; some slight water staining.
GIBRALTAR

1815 outer letter sheet to London showing ship's endorsement at bottom left, manuscript rate marking top right that has been amended and overstruck with red 'crown' handstamp and a new rate applied at left; at bottom right stepped 'PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER' handstamp, arrival backstamp; some slight water staining.

£75
RUSSIA  1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp.  Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”
RUSSIA  1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp.  Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”
RUSSIA

1817 Entire with additional letter inside sent to Belgium, bearing straight line Latin script “SANCT.PETERSBOURG” handstamp alongside MEMEL/15.NOV handstamp and light red FRANCO GRENZE handstamp. Reverse shows boxed entry mark “ Duitsch-Grensk:/te Henri-Chapelle”

£275
Jamaica 1818 entire from Kingston to Covington endorsed "P.Ship Glasgow to Greenock". The letter was sent using the services of the Commercial Rooms at Kingston and bears two impressions of the handstamp KINGSTON*JAMAICA (This cancel different from one recorded in Foster). Also bearing Greenock Ship Letter framed handstamp and receiving cancel.
Jamaica

1818 entire from Kingston to Covington endorsed "P.Ship Glasgow to Greenock". The letter was sent using the services of the Commercial Rooms at Kingston and bears two impressions of the handstamp 'KINGSTON*JAMAICA' (This cancel different from one recorded in Foster). Also bearing Greenock Ship Letter framed handstamp and receiving cancel.

£795
INDIA 1818 internal entire bearing oval-framed Madras/POST PAID date stamp.
INDIA

1818 internal entire bearing oval-framed 'Madras/POST PAID' date stamp.

£95
ALBANIA 1820 entire bearing good two-line CATTARO/IN ALBANIA despatch handstamp, arrival backstamp; fine and fresh.
ALBANIA

1820 entire bearing good two-line 'CATTARO/IN ALBANIA' despatch handstamp, arrival backstamp; fine and fresh.

£475