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Malta (Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two  disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.
Malta (Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two  disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.
Malta

(Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed “per paquebot le Beschid”, two disinfection slits and good clear strike of Purifie Au Lazaret/ MALTE handstamp, reverse with straight-line ’26 Aug 1 d’ handstamp; fine and clean.

£85
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1950 telegramme stamped on reverse with  5 Shillings on 5/- and 10 shillings on 10/- tied  Asmara Telegrafo cds, stamps with perfin
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1950 telegramme stamped on reverse with 5 Shillings on 5/- and 10 shillings on 10/- tied Asmara Telegrafo cds, stamps with perfin

£95
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with  10c. on 1d., 1s. on 1/- pair and 10 shillings on 10/- tied  Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with 10c. on 1d., 1s. on 1/- pair and 10 shillings on 10/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.

£115
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with  75c on 9d., 5sh. on 5/- and 10sh on 10/-  tied  Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with 75c on 9d., 5sh. on 5/- and 10sh on 10/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamps with perfin.

£115
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with 50c on 6d., 2sh.50c on 2/6d. and 5sh. on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds; stamps with perfins.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped on reverse with 50c on 6d., 2sh.50c on 2/6d. and 5sh. on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds; stamps with perfins.

£105
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped unusually on front bearing single franking 5 Shillings on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamp with perfin.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped unusually on front bearing single franking 5 Shillings on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamp with perfin.

£115
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped unusually on front franked 25c on 2 ½d., 1sh. on 1/- (3) and  5 Shillings on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamp with perfin.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(Eritrea) 1951 telegramme stamped unusually on front franked 25c on 2 ½d., 1sh. on 1/- (3) and 5 Shillings on 5/- tied Asmara Central cds, stamp with perfin.

£95
China (Incoming Mail) 1880 cover from Arundel, England franked pair 2 1/2d., addressed to Shanghai. Reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghae inde A cds of British Post Offices, redirected back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
China (Incoming Mail) 1880 cover from Arundel, England franked pair 2 1/2d., addressed to Shanghai. Reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghae inde A cds of British Post Offices, redirected back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
China

(Incoming Mail) 1880 cover from Arundel, England franked pair 2 1/2d., addressed to Shanghai. Reverse with Hong Kong transit and Shanghae inde A cds of British Post Offices, redirected back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.

£385
Gibraltar (Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.
Gibraltar (Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.
Gibraltar

(Insured Letter) 1938 cover to Austria, insured at 2£ with red V label at base, franked 3d. and 6d. tied registered date stamps, reverse with Napoli Ferrovia Estero cds and framed insurance handstamp, Udine Ferrovia cds of following day and Amb Roma Trieste 137 cds incorrectly dated; fine and fresh.

£245
Hong Kong (International Reply Coupon) 1930s 40c in imperforate block of four very fine unused
Hong Kong

(International Reply Coupon) 1930s 40c in imperforate block of four very fine unused

£1850
British Levant (Lebanon) 1876 printed envelope of ‘United States Consulate’ to Nebraska, USA, franked at printed matter rate of 2½d., DI, plate 4 tied ‘G06’ obliterator with British Post Office Beyrout cds to right, New York Paid All transit, arrival backstamp. The envelope has top right corner cut to show that contents were eligible for printed matter rate.
British Levant

(Lebanon) 1876 printed envelope of ‘United States Consulate’ to Nebraska, USA, franked at printed matter rate of 2½d., DI, plate 4 tied ‘G06’ obliterator with British Post Office Beyrout cds to right, New York Paid All transit, arrival backstamp. The envelope has top right corner cut to show that contents were eligible for printed matter rate.

£75
Bahrain (Local Post) 1959 long airmail cover to Denmark franked 40n.p. on 6d. together with Local Post 3p. tied by single double ring cds.
Bahrain

(Local Post) 1959 long airmail cover to Denmark franked 40n.p. on 6d. together with Local Post 3p. tied by single double ring cds.

£145
Bahrain (Local Post) 1960 airmail cover to Denmark franked 1957-59 1n.p. on 5d. pair and 40n.p. on 6d. together with 1957 6p. Local, all tied by two cds, violet framed bilingual Exhibition handstamp bottom left.
Bahrain

(Local Post) 1960 airmail cover to Denmark franked 1957-59 1n.p. on 5d. pair and 40n.p. on 6d. together with 1957 6p. Local, all tied by two cds, violet framed bilingual Exhibition handstamp bottom left.

£245
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse and faint censor strike at top right.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse and faint censor strike at top right.

£75
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies (M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse.
British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies

(M.E.F.) 1943 (4.9.) registered censored cover bearing short set to 2/6d. tied Tripoli Correspondenze E Pacchi (R). Blank registration label bottom left, further despatch cancels on reverse.

£75
Ceylon (Maldive Islands) ca. 1600 black and white map titles ‘Zeylan & Isles de Maldive’; good condition.
Ceylon

(Maldive Islands) ca. 1600 black and white map titles ‘Zeylan & Isles de Maldive’; good condition.

£95
Aden (Maritime Mail) 1868 cover franked Great Britain 1867-80 6d. lilac, plate 6, watermark spray tied by reasonably clear ‘B03’ obliterator, red London Paid cds at left. Endorsed at side “rec’d Aug 14th 68/ from Aden/ July 25th 68”. With RPSL Cert (1995)
Aden

(Maritime Mail) 1868 cover franked Great Britain 1867-80 6d. lilac, plate 6, watermark spray tied by reasonably clear ‘B03’ obliterator, red London Paid cds at left. Endorsed at side “rec’d Aug 14th 68/ from Aden/ July 25th 68”. With RPSL Cert (1995)

£495
GIBRALTAR (Maritime). 1899 wrapper to Naples franked Hungarian 10k and dropped off at Gibraltar. Cancelled barred A26 with date stamp on reverse. Obverse also bears straight-line Paquebot and Tengeren handstamps.
GIBRALTAR

(Maritime). 1899 wrapper to Naples franked Hungarian 10k and dropped off at Gibraltar. Cancelled barred 'A26' with date stamp on reverse. Obverse also bears straight-line 'Paquebot' and 'Tengeren' handstamps.

£115
Gibraltar (Morocco) 1952 cover to Liverpool franked 1d.  tied two-line ‘SHIP LETTER/ TANGIER’ , British Post Office A Tangier cds to left, underfranked and charge raised; fine condition without backstamps.
Gibraltar

(Morocco) 1952 cover to Liverpool franked 1d. tied two-line ‘SHIP LETTER/ TANGIER’ , British Post Office A Tangier cds to left, underfranked and charge raised; fine condition without backstamps.

£65
Australia (New South Wales – Picture Stationery) 1898 1½d. view card of Broken Hill Silver Mine used from Sydney to Germany; fine condition.
Australia (New South Wales – Picture Stationery) 1898 1½d. view card of Broken Hill Silver Mine used from Sydney to Germany; fine condition.
Australia

(New South Wales – Picture Stationery) 1898 1½d. view card of Broken Hill Silver Mine used from Sydney to Germany; fine condition.

£50