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ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1698 complete letter sent from Smyrna to Livorno endorsed "Conn Livorno/Galera Che.D.V.". Letter was disinfected through baking. Rare early disinfection.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail)

1698 complete letter sent from Smyrna to Livorno endorsed "Conn Livorno/Galera Che.D.V.". Letter was disinfected through baking. Rare early disinfection.

£275
GREECE 1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a  yellow cursive SALONICO applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan Post Office; a rare item.
GREECE

1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'SALONICO' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan Post Office; a rare item.

£935
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
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:  1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:  1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back
ROMANIA-Disinfected Mail:

1831c large part of outer letter sheet bearing Rothenthurn (Turnu -Rosu) quarantine station cachet at the front and red practically complete wax seal of same quarantine station at the back

£75
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:  1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:  1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.
RUSSIA – Disinfected mail:

1834 Outer letter sheet, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO V ODESSKOM. / KARANTINE” with date entered in manuscript “24. Sept. 1834” regular rastel punch holes and three marginal slits.

£275
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail 1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/
OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail 1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/
OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp
RUSSIA -Disinfected mail

1838 Entire posted from Odessa to Italy, disinfected at Odessa quarantine station bearing rectangular single-line frame with rounded corners “OCHISHCHENO / PRI/ OTSEPLENII/G.ODESSY”; second disinfection at Brody indicated by red manuscript legend: “Netto di fuora da Brody 17/2 838”. Alongside ODESSA with palmet double circle date stamps (Dobin 1.02). Arrival “2. Marzo” in red date handstamp

£255
IONIAN ISLANDS (Disinfected Mail) 1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Firenze bearing fine Coat of Arms handstamp on front and ornate framed CORFU date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line Malta Post Office handstamp, reverse with straight-line LIVORNO and two-line APRILE/1840 handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.
IONIAN ISLANDS (Disinfected Mail)

1840 (13 Marzo) entire to Firenze bearing fine 'Coat of Arms' handstamp on front and ornate framed 'CORFU' date stamp on reverse, disinfected in transit with two slits, straight-line 'Malta Post Office' handstamp, reverse with straight-line 'LIVORNO' and two-line 'APRILE/1840' handstamp. Small part of entire missing but generally fine appearance.

£335
EGYPT 1841 Entire to Malta bearing red unframed ALEXANDRIA cds of the British Post Office. On arrival disinfected by slitting and struck with d.c. PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE cachet. Annotated to go by English steamer.
EGYPT

1841 Entire to Malta bearing red unframed ALEXANDRIA cds of the British Post Office. On arrival disinfected by slitting and struck with d.c. 'PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE' cachet. Annotated to go by English steamer.

£65
EGYPT (British Post Office) 1841 entire to MALTA endorsed to travel by French ship, bearing fine ALEXANDRIA double-arc date stamp, two diagonal disinfection slits with unclear cachet on front; arrival backstamp.
EGYPT (British Post Office)

1841 entire to MALTA endorsed to travel by French ship, bearing fine ALEXANDRIA double-arc date stamp, two diagonal disinfection slits with unclear cachet on front; arrival backstamp.

£135
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO and with red wax seal Sigillium Sanitatis, arrival backstamp.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail) 1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO and with red wax seal Sigillium Sanitatis, arrival backstamp.
ITALY: (Disinfected Mail)

1842 entire from CONSTANTINOPLE to TRIESTE bearing on reverse extremely fine negative seal 'NETTO DI FUORA ET DI DENTRO' and with red wax seal 'Sigillium Sanitatis', arrival backstamp.

£115
FRANCE (P.Os. Abroad) 1843 Entire to Confolens bearing ALEXANDRIE * EGYPT date stamp of the French Post Office and red boxed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE. Rated 9 decimes on arrival. Routed via Malta where disinfected and LAZARETTO cachet applied on the reverse.
FRANCE (P.Os. Abroad)

1843 Entire to Confolens bearing 'ALEXANDRIE * EGYPT' date stamp of the French Post Office and red boxed 'PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE'. Rated '9' decimes on arrival. Routed via Malta where disinfected and LAZARETTO cachet applied on the reverse.

£55
MALTA (Disinfected Mail) 1844 entire from Marseille, endorsed "per paquebot le Beschid", showing 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", showing 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", showing 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
EGYPT 1844 Entire to Lyon, France, bearing cds of the French Post Office at Alexandria. Routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and PURIFIE AU LAZARET * MALTE cachet applied. Obverse also bears red boxed PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE French maritime handstamp. Rated 24 decimes on arrival.
EGYPT

1844 Entire to Lyon, France, bearing cds of the French Post Office at Alexandria. Routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and PURIFIE AU LAZARET * MALTE cachet applied. Obverse also bears red boxed 'PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE' French maritime handstamp. Rated 24 decimes on arrival.

£75
EGYPT 1845 Entire bearing the despatch cds of the French Post Office at Alexandria and addressed to Livorno, Italy. Routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and where the cachet PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE was applied. Obverse also bears arrival maritime handstamp LIVORNO * VIA DI MARE C. Rated 21 crazie.
EGYPT

1845 Entire bearing the despatch cds of the French Post Office at Alexandria and addressed to Livorno, Italy. Routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and where the cachet 'PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE' was applied. Obverse also bears arrival maritime handstamp 'LIVORNO * VIA DI MARE C'. Rated 21 crazie.

£65
SERBIA – Disinfected mail 1848 outer letter sheet sent to Pest from Plovdiv. Entering Serbia disinfected at Aleksinac, quarantine station wax seal applied on reverse. Letter was transferred to the Serbian postal system and on the entry to the Austrian Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin quarantine station. Reverse shows handstamp of this quarantine. Rare double disinfection cover passing through three different postal systems.
SERBIA – Disinfected mail

1848 outer letter sheet sent to Pest from Plovdiv. Entering Serbia disinfected at Aleksinac, quarantine station wax seal applied on reverse. Letter was transferred to the Serbian postal system and on the entry to the Austrian Hungarian Empire disinfected at Semlin quarantine station. Reverse shows handstamp of this quarantine. Rare double disinfection cover passing through three different postal systems.

£1875
Ionian Islands 1850 cover from Derby to Corfu, endorsed "Via Ostend Vienne Trieste" bearing despatch cds, London transit, framed Aus England/ per Aachen franco handstamp and vertical accountancy handstamp d/53/8, disinfected with three slits; fine and scarce.
Ionian Islands 1850 cover from Derby to Corfu, endorsed "Via Ostend Vienne Trieste" bearing despatch cds, London transit, framed Aus England/ per Aachen franco handstamp and vertical accountancy handstamp d/53/8, disinfected with three slits; fine and scarce.
Ionian Islands

1850 cover from Derby to Corfu, endorsed "Via Ostend Vienne Trieste" bearing despatch cds, London transit, framed Aus England/ per Aachen franco handstamp and vertical accountancy handstamp 'd/53/8', disinfected with three slits; fine and scarce.

£575
Austrian Levant 1854 cover to Limerick, Ireland, carried privately from Widdin, Bulgaria and put into the Austrian Post Office at Belgrade, Serbia, with two-line Belgrad date stamp, various manuscript markings on front, reverse with Semlin transit, London and Liverpool transits and Limerick arrival cds. Disinfected at Semlin with good strike, albeit overstruck with Netto Di Fuora E Sporco Di Dentro.Fine and rare cover, F. Puschmann certificate.
Austrian Levant 1854 cover to Limerick, Ireland, carried privately from Widdin, Bulgaria and put into the Austrian Post Office at Belgrade, Serbia, with two-line Belgrad date stamp, various manuscript markings on front, reverse with Semlin transit, London and Liverpool transits and Limerick arrival cds. Disinfected at Semlin with good strike, albeit overstruck with Netto Di Fuora E Sporco Di Dentro.Fine and rare cover, F. Puschmann certificate.
Austrian Levant 1854 cover to Limerick, Ireland, carried privately from Widdin, Bulgaria and put into the Austrian Post Office at Belgrade, Serbia, with two-line Belgrad date stamp, various manuscript markings on front, reverse with Semlin transit, London and Liverpool transits and Limerick arrival cds. Disinfected at Semlin with good strike, albeit overstruck with Netto Di Fuora E Sporco Di Dentro.Fine and rare cover, F. Puschmann certificate.
Austrian Levant

1854 cover to Limerick, Ireland, carried privately from Widdin, Bulgaria and put into the Austrian Post Office at Belgrade, Serbia, with two-line Belgrad date stamp, various manuscript markings on front, reverse with Semlin transit, London and Liverpool transits and Limerick arrival cds. Disinfected at Semlin with good strike, albeit overstruck with Netto Di Fuora E Sporco Di Dentro.Fine and rare cover, F. Puschmann certificate.

£2850
Serbia 1854 Letter sent from Veles-Macedonia via Serbia to Pest-Hungary taken by the couriers and transferred on entry to the Serbian postal system at Aleksinac where was straight line transit mark applied, alongside Aleksinac quarantine station negative handstamp. Rare
Serbia 1854 Letter sent from Veles-Macedonia via Serbia to Pest-Hungary taken by the couriers and transferred on entry to the Serbian postal system at Aleksinac where was straight line transit mark applied, alongside Aleksinac quarantine station negative handstamp. Rare
Serbia

1854 Letter sent from Veles-Macedonia via Serbia to Pest-Hungary taken by the couriers and transferred on entry to the Serbian postal system at Aleksinac where was straight line transit mark applied, alongside Aleksinac quarantine station negative handstamp. Rare

£475