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Grenada 1785 entire to London bearing on reverse very fine GRENADA (Crown) handstamp, arrival cds top right. The obverse bears two-line DOVER/SHIP-LRE and manuscript rate markings; fine and scarce.
Grenada 1785 entire to London bearing on reverse very fine GRENADA (Crown) handstamp, arrival cds top right. The obverse bears two-line DOVER/SHIP-LRE and manuscript rate markings; fine and scarce.
Grenada

1785 entire to London bearing on reverse very fine GRENADA (Crown) handstamp, arrival cds top right. The obverse bears two-line DOVER/SHIP-LRE and manuscript rate markings; fine and scarce.

£675
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
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
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