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France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.
France (Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.
France

(Accident Mail) 1936 (Dec 1) cover addressed to Sudan Railways, Atbara, Sudan endorsed to travel by SS “Queen Mary”, the envelope sustaining damage en route across the Mediterranean on a French ship. The front with violet Bureau Ambulants Mediterranee cds of 11.12. and in same ink two-line DETERIORE par/ accident de Service, two examples on front and one on reverse tying the Post Office sealing tape, above this an Alexandria machine transit cancel. Stamp soaked off and some slight damage.

£195
Egypt (Disinfected Mail) 1845 entire from Alexandria to Marseille bearing despatch date stamp of French Post Office, framed red maritime hanstamp, two disinfection slits with straight-line PURIFIE LAZARET MARSEILLE, arrival cds alongside; good clean condition.
Egypt (Disinfected Mail) 1845 entire from Alexandria to Marseille bearing despatch date stamp of French Post Office, framed red maritime hanstamp, two disinfection slits with straight-line PURIFIE LAZARET MARSEILLE, arrival cds alongside; good clean condition.
Egypt

(Disinfected Mail) 1845 entire from Alexandria to Marseille bearing despatch date stamp of French Post Office, framed red maritime hanstamp, two disinfection slits with straight-line PURIFIE LAZARET MARSEILLE, arrival cds alongside; good clean condition.

£65
China (French  Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.
China

(French Post Offices) 1879 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain” at Hong Kong, “Division navale des mers de Chine”, endorsed “Voie Francaise par Marseille”, franked at 15c. rate, reverse with Marseille transit; fine condition with long letter contents.

£125
Egypt (French Post Offices) 1865 wrapper to MARSEILLE franked 10c & 40c Napoleon Empire Franc, cancelled 5080 gros chiffres with ALEXANDRIE * EGYPTE cds in association. Obverse also bears boxed P.P. and red boxed PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE.
Egypt

(French Post Offices) 1865 wrapper to MARSEILLE franked 10c & 40c Napoleon Empire Franc, cancelled '5080' gros chiffres with 'ALEXANDRIE * EGYPTE' cds in association. Obverse also bears boxed 'P.P.' and red boxed 'PAQUEBOTS/DE LA/MEDITERRANEE'.

£75
China (French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.
China (French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.
China

(French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.

£1795
Turkey (Incoming Mail) 1907 (29 Aug) printed envelope to Constantinople franked Romania 25b. tied by Buzeu cds, Constanta-Alexandria ship transit cancel of same date, though cover would have departed on the Smyrna run, reverse with further despatch plus arrival cds of the Austrian Offices; light central vertical filing crease
Turkey (Incoming Mail) 1907 (29 Aug) printed envelope to Constantinople franked Romania 25b. tied by Buzeu cds, Constanta-Alexandria ship transit cancel of same date, though cover would have departed on the Smyrna run, reverse with further despatch plus arrival cds of the Austrian Offices; light central vertical filing crease
Turkey

(Incoming Mail) 1907 (29 Aug) printed envelope to Constantinople franked Romania 25b. tied by Buzeu cds, Constanta-Alexandria ship transit cancel of same date, though cover would have departed on the Smyrna run, reverse with further despatch plus arrival cds of the Austrian Offices; light central vertical filing crease

£85
Portugal (Madeira) 1869 (2/10) fragile outer letter sheet to Nova Scotia, franked 1868 100r imperf (four good margins) and 1868-70 perforated 120r cancelled ‘51’ barred numerals, Funchal two-ring cds at centre with framed PD, endorsed “Via England” , red Paid London Ship Letter transit and ‘3d’ accountancy handstamp. Some reinforcements and repairs to  cover.
Portugal

(Madeira) 1869 (2/10) fragile outer letter sheet to Nova Scotia, franked 1868 100r imperf (four good margins) and 1868-70 perforated 120r cancelled ‘51’ barred numerals, Funchal two-ring cds at centre with framed PD, endorsed “Via England” , red Paid London Ship Letter transit and ‘3d’ accountancy handstamp. Some reinforcements and repairs to cover.

£545
Egypt (Maritime Mail) 1891 5m Sphinx stationery letter card uprated 5m. to Berlin only cancelled by fine strike of the rare two-line handstamp Piroscafi postali/ Inglesi which was applied at Venice or Brindisi to letters posted on a British ship. There are no further cancels front or back, with both Sorani and A Dienna initials.
Egypt

(Maritime Mail) 1891 5m Sphinx stationery letter card uprated 5m. to Berlin only cancelled by fine strike of the rare two-line handstamp Piroscafi postali/ Inglesi which was applied at Venice or Brindisi to letters posted on a British ship. There are no further cancels front or back, with both Sorani and A Dienna initials.

£745
Austria (Maritime Mail) 1902 Greec 10 lepta picture stationery card of statue of Lord Byron, Corfu to Lussin Piccolo, Istria, Austria cancelled by blue Helios De Lloyd date stamp with arrival cds at left; fine condition.
Austria (Maritime Mail) 1902 Greec 10 lepta picture stationery card of statue of Lord Byron, Corfu to Lussin Piccolo, Istria, Austria cancelled by blue Helios De Lloyd date stamp with arrival cds at left; fine condition.
Austria

(Maritime Mail) 1902 Greec 10 lepta picture stationery card of statue of Lord Byron, Corfu to Lussin Piccolo, Istria, Austria cancelled by blue Helios De Lloyd date stamp with arrival cds at left; fine condition.

£135
Italy (Maritime Mail) 1909 picture postcard to Finland franked two Greek 5L. tied BOSNIA Piroscafo Postale Italiano cds with another strike alongside, redirected on arrival from Abo to Helsingfors
Italy

(Maritime Mail) 1909 picture postcard to Finland franked two Greek 5L. tied BOSNIA Piroscafo Postale Italiano cds with another strike alongside, redirected on arrival from Abo to Helsingfors

£85
Greece (Maritime)  1898 picture postcard of Constantinople to Athens franked Austrian Post Offices 1pi. on 10kr tied by Constantinopel III  Oesterreichische Post date stamp. At left fair strike in red of Greek maritime ‘Flag’ cachet.
Greece

(Maritime) 1898 picture postcard of Constantinople to Athens franked Austrian Post Offices 1pi. on 10kr tied by Constantinopel III Oesterreichische Post date stamp. At left fair strike in red of Greek maritime ‘Flag’ cachet.

£95
Italy (Maritime) 1845 incoming entrie from Alexandria, Egypt through the French Post Office to Livorno, routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and where the cachetPurifie Au Lazaret/ Malte was applied. The obverse also bears arrival maritime handstamp Livorno * Via Di Mare C, rated 21 crazie.
Italy

(Maritime) 1845 incoming entrie from Alexandria, Egypt through the French Post Office to Livorno, routed via Malta where disinfected by slitting and where the cachetPurifie Au Lazaret/ Malte was applied. The obverse also bears arrival maritime handstamp Livorno * Via Di Mare C, rated 21 crazie.

£65
Austria (Maritime) 1876 entire to Galatz franked Danube Steam Navigation Company 10kr green cancelled by an oval D.D.S.G. Odessa 29.4. in blue, ships mark Metternich in blue oval, on arrival a 50 bani charge was raised for local delivery. A fine an unusual cover. Holcombe Cert.
Austria (Maritime) 1876 entire to Galatz franked Danube Steam Navigation Company 10kr green cancelled by an oval D.D.S.G. Odessa 29.4. in blue, ships mark Metternich in blue oval, on arrival a 50 bani charge was raised for local delivery. A fine an unusual cover. Holcombe Cert.
Austria

(Maritime) 1876 entire to Galatz franked Danube Steam Navigation Company 10kr green cancelled by an oval D.D.S.G. Odessa 29.4. in blue, ships mark Metternich in blue oval, on arrival a 50 bani charge was raised for local delivery. A fine an unusual cover. Holcombe Cert.

£3875
Austria (Maritime) 1893 cover to New York franked on reverse with 1pi. on 10kr. tied by blue Lloyd Austriaco XI date stamp, arrival cancel alongside.
Austria

(Maritime) 1893 cover to New York franked on reverse with 1pi. on 10kr. tied by blue Lloyd Austriaco XI date stamp, arrival cancel alongside.

£65
Austria (Maritime) 1894 ‘1 Piaster 1’ on 10kr. postal stationery letter card to Lucerne, Switzerland, cancelled blue Lloyd Austriaco III cds of SS “Almissa”, with full message, no backstamps.
Austria

(Maritime) 1894 ‘1 Piaster 1’ on 10kr. postal stationery letter card to Lucerne, Switzerland, cancelled blue Lloyd Austriaco III cds of SS “Almissa”, with full message, no backstamps.

£95
ITALY:  (Maritime) 1896 envelope to Massaua, Eritrea, franked 20c. Umberto tied by TORINO squared circle date stamp. On reverse, boxed dated MASSAUA/SERVIZIO ITALIANO/DEL MAR ROSSO.
ITALY:  (Maritime) 1896 envelope to Massaua, Eritrea, franked 20c. Umberto tied by TORINO squared circle date stamp. On reverse, boxed dated MASSAUA/SERVIZIO ITALIANO/DEL MAR ROSSO.
ITALY:

(Maritime) 1896 envelope to Massaua, Eritrea, franked 20c. Umberto tied by TORINO squared circle date stamp. On reverse, boxed dated 'MASSAUA/SERVIZIO ITALIANO/DEL MAR ROSSO'.

£165
Austria (Maritime) 1899 (22.9) Zara picture postcard to Baden-Baden franked 2k. tied by good strike of Lloyd Austriaco LXII, the date slugs inverted, arrival cds bottom left. Good condition.
Austria

(Maritime) 1899 (22.9) Zara picture postcard to Baden-Baden franked 2k. tied by good strike of Lloyd Austriaco LXII, the date slugs inverted, arrival cds bottom left. Good condition.

£65
Austria (Maritime) 1902 (29.7.) Austrian domestic 10h stationery envelope addressed to senior medical officer on SMS “Jaguar” at Berlin, the gunboat stationed in East Asia at this time, underfranked and a “25” charge raised at the Marine Post Office with two-line Marine-/ Postbureau hand stamp at left.  A fine and rare combination, without backstamps. R Steuer Certificate.
Austria

(Maritime) 1902 (29.7.) Austrian domestic 10h stationery envelope addressed to senior medical officer on SMS “Jaguar” at Berlin, the gunboat stationed in East Asia at this time, underfranked and a “25” charge raised at the Marine Post Office with two-line Marine-/ Postbureau hand stamp at left. A fine and rare combination, without backstamps. R Steuer Certificate.

£595
Greece (Maritime) 1905 Greek 5 lepta postal stationery card, uprated 5 lepta to Frankfurt, Germany cancelled by Tirol OE.LLOYD ship’s date stamp, company private arrival handstamp, central vertical filing crease.
Greece

(Maritime) 1905 Greek 5 lepta postal stationery card, uprated 5 lepta to Frankfurt, Germany cancelled by Tirol OE.LLOYD ship’s date stamp, company private arrival handstamp, central vertical filing crease.

£50
Austria (Maritime) 1907 envelope to Trieste franked two 1piaster tied by fine red ALBANIEN OSTERR. LLOYD cds; some manuscript numbering added later, good quality cancel.
Austria

(Maritime) 1907 envelope to Trieste franked two 1piaster tied by fine red ALBANIEN OSTERR. LLOYD cds; some manuscript numbering added later, good quality cancel.

£375
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