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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
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
Bahamas 1810 entire to London bearing fine example of straight-line BAHAMAS handstamp, “2/-“ manuscript rate marking at left, reverse with arrival cds together with fine red classical wax seal.
Bahamas 1810 entire to London bearing fine example of straight-line BAHAMAS handstamp, “2/-“ manuscript rate marking at left, reverse with arrival cds together with fine red classical wax seal.
Bahamas

1810 entire to London bearing fine example of straight-line BAHAMAS handstamp, “2/-“ manuscript rate marking at left, reverse with arrival cds together with fine red classical wax seal.

£325
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
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
GIBRALTAR: (Disinfected Mail) 1821 entire to Bordeaux bearing EZIXA/FRANQUEADA handstamp and ANDALUCIA/VAXA handstamp, which is overstruck by ESPAGNE/PAR BAYONNE handstamp, disinfected with single diagonal slit. During cholera epidemic of 1819/21 the San Roque post remained closed and mail was diverted through Ecija.
GIBRALTAR: (Disinfected Mail)

1821 entire to Bordeaux bearing 'EZIXA/FRANQUEADA' handstamp and 'ANDALUCIA/VAXA' handstamp, which is overstruck by 'ESPAGNE/PAR BAYONNE' handstamp, disinfected with single diagonal slit. During cholera epidemic of 1819/21 the San Roque post remained closed and mail was diverted through Ecija.

£325
Malta 1822 entire from Liverpool to Corfu endorsed at bottom right to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line April 24: T-2,10 charge handstamp applied in Malta. Obverse bears Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits
Malta 1822 entire from Liverpool to Corfu endorsed at bottom right to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to care of forwarding agents "William Hutton". The reverse bearing straight-line April 24: T-2,10 charge handstamp applied in Malta. Obverse bears Ionian Islands arrival handstamp. The entire is disinfected with two vertical slits
Malta

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

£575
GIBRALTAR: (Consular/Disinfected Mail) 1822 entire from Sardinian Consul to Torino, Italy bearing framed ANDALUCIA/VAXA and EZIXA/FRANQUEADA, ESPAGNE/PAR BAYONNE French entry and straight-line T.F., two vertical slits, reverse with Consular handstamp; some vinegar staining at edges.
GIBRALTAR: (Consular/Disinfected Mail)

1822 entire from Sardinian Consul to Torino, Italy bearing framed 'ANDALUCIA/VAXA' and 'EZIXA/FRANQUEADA', 'ESPAGNE/PAR BAYONNE' French entry and straight-line 'T.F.', two vertical slits, reverse with Consular handstamp; some vinegar staining at edges.

£175
Great Britain 1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to 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.
Great Britain 1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to 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.
Great Britain

1822 entire to Corfu endorsed at bottom left to travel privately to Malta and to be passed to 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
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 ˝d 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 ˝d local delivery handstamp; the entire now stuck together.

£115
Russia 1823 outer letter sheet to Reval, Estonia bearing cyrillic SANKT PETERBURG with single small star at the bottom (Dobin 1.05; Baille & Peel 1B(RT) 2v1). This rare cancellation was used in late 1822 and 1823.
Russia

1823 outer letter sheet to Reval, Estonia bearing cyrillic SANKT PETERBURG with single small star at the bottom (Dobin 1.05; Baille & Peel 1B(RT) 2v1). This rare cancellation was used in late 1822 and 1823.

£425