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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
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 ½d 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 ½d 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
Danzig 1824 entire to Bordeaux bearing cursive despatch date stamp, ‘C.P.R.5.’ accountancy handstamp, incorrect French framed entry ‘BAVIERE/ PAR/ FORBACH’ applied and overstruck by FORBACH straight-line handstamp, the correct French entry handstamp applied below. An unusual item.
Danzig

1824 entire to Bordeaux bearing cursive despatch date stamp, ‘C.P.R.5.’ accountancy handstamp, incorrect French framed entry ‘BAVIERE/ PAR/ FORBACH’ applied and overstruck by FORBACH straight-line handstamp, the correct French entry handstamp applied below. An unusual item.

£125
Malta 1824 entire to Corfu bearing good example of scarce MALTA*P PAID handstamp, large double-ring Isole Ionie arrival handstamp; no backstamps, fine and scarce.
Malta

1824 entire to Corfu bearing good example of scarce MALTA*P PAID handstamp, large double-ring Isole Ionie arrival handstamp; no backstamps, fine and scarce.

£1125
RUSSIA  1824 Outer letter sheet posted to Harlem (Netherlands) stamped by large double circle  Latin script “ST.PETERSSBOURG ** “ cds, alongside transit MEMEL and red boxed “Franco Tout” handstamp. Reverse shows border entry mark “ Duitsch – Grensk / te Arnhem”.  Charged 12 decimes in manuscript. Nice and attractive
RUSSIA

1824 Outer letter sheet posted to Harlem (Netherlands) stamped by large double circle Latin script “ST.PETERSSBOURG ** “ cds, alongside transit MEMEL and red boxed “Franco Tout” handstamp. Reverse shows border entry mark “ Duitsch – Grensk / te Arnhem”. Charged 12 decimes in manuscript. Nice and attractive

£195
JAMAICA 1824-1827 series of five entires from Scotland to a Midshipman, later Lieutenant, on board either H.M.S. Thracian, H.M.S. Magnificent or H.M.S. Tweed in Port Royal, Jamaica. Various rate markings and inscriptions including "Ship gone home"; re-addressed back to Portsmouth. A fascinating group.
JAMAICA

1824-1827 series of five entires from Scotland to a Midshipman, later Lieutenant, on board either H.M.S. Thracian, H.M.S. Magnificent or H.M.S. Tweed in Port Royal, Jamaica. Various rate markings and inscriptions including "Ship gone home"; re-addressed back to Portsmouth. A fascinating group.

£245
RUSSIA - Ukraine 1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb
RUSSIA - Ukraine 1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb
RUSSIA - Ukraine

1825 Outer letter sheet posted from Torino-Italy to St Petersburg baring on reverse four line special cachet of RADZIVILOV border post stating that the fee of 24 Kopek has to be collected from the recipient at St Petersburg. Rare and superb

£575
Cape of Good Hope 1826 entire addressed to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped Weymouth Ship Letter handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia,Netherland Indies.
Cape of Good Hope

1826 entire addressed to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped Weymouth Ship Letter handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia,Netherland Indies.

£275
SOUTH AFRICA (Cape of Good Hope) 1826 entire to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped WEYMOUTH/SHIP LETTER handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia, Netherlands Indies.
SOUTH AFRICA (Cape of Good Hope)

1826 entire to Amsterdam bearing manuscript rate markings and stepped 'WEYMOUTH/SHIP LETTER' handstamp, forwarded through London by "Baring Brothers". The reverse of entire suggests that the entire was forwarded from Amsterdam to Batavia, Netherlands Indies.

£275