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Malta 1836 entire to Sardinian Consul at Alexandria, Egypt bearing fine straight-line MALTA POST OFFICE handstamp, without backstamps, slight damage above cancel.
Malta

1836 entire to Sardinian Consul at Alexandria, Egypt bearing fine straight-line MALTA POST OFFICE handstamp, without backstamps, slight damage above cancel.

£85
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail 1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/
OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail 1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/
OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail

1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/ OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp

£255
Portuguese Colonies (Cape Verde Islands) 1838 entire to Lisbon, datelined “Ca Ver 1r da Praia/ 10 dec 1838”. On arrival it was marked ‘CORo. MARITIMO’, ‘80’ reis charge and framed datestamp on reverse. Fine and scarce.
Portuguese Colonies (Cape Verde Islands) 1838 entire to Lisbon, datelined “Ca Ver 1r da Praia/ 10 dec 1838”. On arrival it was marked ‘CORo. MARITIMO’, ‘80’ reis charge and framed datestamp on reverse. Fine and scarce.
Portuguese Colonies (Cape Verde Islands)

1838 entire to Lisbon, datelined “Ca Ver 1r da Praia/ 10 dec 1838”. On arrival it was marked ‘CORo. MARITIMO’, ‘80’ reis charge and framed datestamp on reverse. Fine and scarce.

£645
LATVIA 1838 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, oval-framed POST HILCHENSTEHR handstamp with manuscript date.
LATVIA

1838 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, oval-framed 'POST HILCHENSTEHR' handstamp with manuscript date.

£75
Malta 1839 entire to Genova bearing good strike of straight-line Malta post Office handstamp, arrival backstamp; light horizontal filing crease, a good legible example.
Malta

1839 entire to Genova bearing good strike of straight-line Malta post Office handstamp, arrival backstamp; light horizontal filing crease, a good legible example.

£75
IONIAN ISLANDS (Disinfected Mail) 1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Firenze bearing fine Coat of Arms handstamp on front and ornate framed CORFU date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line Malta Post Office handstamp, reverse with straight-line LIVORNO and two-line APRILE/1840 handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.
IONIAN ISLANDS (Disinfected Mail)

1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Firenze bearing fine 'Coat of Arms' handstamp on front and ornate framed 'CORFU' date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line 'Malta Post Office' handstamp, reverse with straight-line 'LIVORNO' and two-line 'APRILE/1840' handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.

£335
Ionian Islands 1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Florence bearing fine coat of arms handstamp on front and ornate framed Corfu date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line @Malta post Office handstamp, reverse with straight-line LIVORNO and two-line APRILE 1840 handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.
Ionian Islands

1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Florence bearing fine 'coat of arms' handstamp on front and ornate framed Corfu date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line @Malta post Office' handstamp, reverse with straight-line LIVORNO and two-line APRILE 1840 handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.

£335
LATVIA 1840 outer letter sheet to WALK with, on reverse, very fine KOKENHUSEN despatch date stamp with the date added in manuscript, to right double-ring bilingual RIGA transit; fine and attractive.
LATVIA

1840 outer letter sheet to WALK with, on reverse, very fine 'KOKENHUSEN' despatch date stamp with the date added in manuscript, to right double-ring bilingual 'RIGA' transit; fine and attractive.

£95
LATVIA 1840 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, oval-framed POST MENZEN handstamp with manuscript date.
LATVIA

1840 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, oval-framed 'POST MENZEN' handstamp with manuscript date.

£85
Russia  1840, 19/31 December,  entire sent to Bordeaux-France cancelled at the back with extremely RARE black with two stars without frame and date in French ST.PETERSBOURG (Dobin not recorded, Baillie&Peel - Type 1F(F)1). Only three other covers reported with this rare handstamp used from Dec. 1840 and January 1841.
Russia  1840, 19/31 December,  entire sent to Bordeaux-France cancelled at the back with extremely RARE black with two stars without frame and date in French ST.PETERSBOURG (Dobin not recorded, Baillie&Peel - Type 1F(F)1). Only three other covers reported with this rare handstamp used from Dec. 1840 and January 1841.
Russia

1840, 19/31 December, entire sent to Bordeaux-France cancelled at the back with extremely RARE black with two stars without frame and date in French ST.PETERSBOURG (Dobin not recorded, Baillie&Peel - Type 1F(F)1). Only three other covers reported with this rare handstamp used from Dec. 1840 and January 1841.

£725
MALTA 1841 entire to Alessandria (Alexandria, Egypt, from dates) bearing curved PAID/MALTA handstamp, annotated to go on an English ship.
MALTA

1841 entire to Alessandria (Alexandria, Egypt, from dates) bearing curved 'PAID/MALTA' handstamp, annotated to go on an English ship.

£55
EGYPT 1841 Entire to Malta bearing red unframed ALEXANDRIA cds of the British Post Office. On arrival disinfected by slitting and struck with d.c. PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE cachet. Annotated to go by English steamer.
EGYPT

1841 Entire to Malta bearing red unframed ALEXANDRIA cds of the British Post Office. On arrival disinfected by slitting and struck with d.c. 'PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE' cachet. Annotated to go by English steamer.

£65
EGYPT (British Post Office) 1841 entire to MALTA endorsed to travel by French ship, bearing fine ALEXANDRIA double-arc date stamp, two diagonal disinfection slits with unclear cachet on front; arrival backstamp.
EGYPT (British Post Office)

1841 entire to MALTA endorsed to travel by French ship, bearing fine ALEXANDRIA double-arc date stamp, two diagonal disinfection slits with unclear cachet on front; arrival backstamp.

£135
Russia 1841 entire to Vevey, Switzerland cancelled on reverse French language, unframed St. Petersbourg circular handstamp, FRANCO/ AUS RUSSLAND transit applied in Berlin whose cds is on reverse, arrival backstamp. An extremely rare St Petersburg postmark, not recorded in Dobin. Baillie & Peel 1F, the three examples they record are all to Bordeaux. A rarity.
Russia

1841 entire to Vevey, Switzerland cancelled on reverse French language, unframed St. Petersbourg circular handstamp, FRANCO/ AUS RUSSLAND transit applied in Berlin whose cds is on reverse, arrival backstamp. An extremely rare St Petersburg postmark, not recorded in Dobin. Baillie & Peel 1F, the three examples they record are all to Bordeaux. A rarity.

£795
Barbados 1841 part printed entire to Madeira, annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq, London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbados date stamp and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid.
Barbados 1841 part printed entire to Madeira, annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq, London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbados date stamp and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid.
Barbados

1841 part printed entire to Madeira, annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq, London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbados date stamp and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid.

£185
Barbados 1841 part printed entire to Madeira,annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq.,London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbadoes cds and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid
Barbados 1841 part printed entire to Madeira,annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq.,London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbadoes cds and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid
Barbados

1841 part printed entire to Madeira,annotated "care of c.G. Houghton Esq.,London", struck on the reverse with the large double arc Barbadoes cds and London arrival, front bearing a manuscript "1/6" rate and the reverse a "2/6" rate for the forwarding to Madeira which had to be prepaid

£185
LATVIA 1841 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, KUIKATZ oval-framed handstamp with manuscript date, together with DORPAT transit and RIGA arrival cds.
LATVIA

1841 wrapper to RIGA bearing, on reverse, 'KUIKATZ' oval-framed handstamp with manuscript date, together with DORPAT transit and RIGA arrival cds.

£85
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO and with red wax seal Sigillium Sanitatis, arrival backstamp.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO and with red wax seal Sigillium Sanitatis, arrival backstamp.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail)

1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal 'NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO' and with red wax seal 'Sigillium Sanitatis', arrival backstamp.

£115
GIBRALTAR 1842 entire to Cadiz, Spain with very fine cursive GIBRALTAR/PAID, manuscript "6" charge and red Spanish accountancy, arrival backstamp.
GIBRALTAR

1842 entire to Cadiz, Spain with very fine cursive 'GIBRALTAR/PAID', manuscript "6" charge and red Spanish accountancy, arrival backstamp.

£75
Canada 1842 entire to New York bearing fine red (crown) Paid at Quebec and Quebec L.C. date stamp, manuscript "1/10" and "37 1/2" claim for US share of postage
Canada

1842 entire to New York bearing fine red (crown) Paid at Quebec and Quebec L.C. date stamp, manuscript "1/10" and "37 1/2" claim for US share of postage

£115