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ITALY 1803 entire from FIRENZE to Pienza bearing, on reverse, ornate-framed SOLDI 2.8. handstamp; fine and clean condition.
ITALY

1803 entire from FIRENZE to Pienza bearing, on reverse, ornate-framed 'SOLDI 2.8.' handstamp; fine and clean condition.

£75
Fiji 1803 registered cover to London franked by 2d. yellow-green perf 10 bottom marginal strips of seven and three, plus one 2 1/2d. tied Suva dispatch, London arrival. One 2d. damaged otherwise a scarce and striking cover.
Fiji

1803 registered cover to London franked by 2d. yellow-green perf 10 bottom marginal strips of seven and three, plus one 2 1/2d. tied Suva dispatch, London arrival. One 2d. damaged otherwise a scarce and striking cover.

£1225
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
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 Narva showing clear Latin script SANCT.PETERSBOURG despatch handstamp. Nice and neat cover
RUSSIA

1812 Entire to Narva showing clear Latin script SANCT.PETERSBOURG despatch handstamp. Nice and neat cover

£75
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
Russia  1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp
Russia  1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp
Russia

1813 entire to Walworth, Surrey-England bearing SANCT.PETERSBOURGH handstamp, rated at 1s8d. single packet rate, reverse with Foreign Office cds and red Twopenny Post handstamp

£125
AUSTRIA/CROATIA 1815 August entire letter sent from Petrinya to New Bechey bearing in manuscript "V. Petrinia" - at that time Petrinya was without a postmark, Napoleonic PETRINIA/ILLYRIE was withdrawn from usage and new Roman/Line type wasnt introduced.
AUSTRIA/CROATIA

1815 August entire letter sent from Petrinya to New Bechey bearing in manuscript "V. Petrinia" - at that time Petrinya was without a postmark, Napoleonic PETRINIA/ILLYRIE was withdrawn from usage and new Roman/Line type wasn't introduced.

£85
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
INDIA 1818 internal entire bearing oval-framed Madras/POST PAID date stamp.
INDIA

1818 internal entire bearing oval-framed 'Madras/POST PAID' date stamp.

£95
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
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