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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) 1886 cover to Germany franked irregular block of three ‘Nine Pence’ on 10d., perf 11,  cancelled NSW Sydney duplexes, arrival backstamp. Envelope with handstamped endorsement ‘via Naples by Orient Line S/S’. Stamp at left with fault at base.
Australia

(New South Wales) 1886 cover to Germany franked irregular block of three ‘Nine Pence’ on 10d., perf 11, cancelled NSW Sydney duplexes, arrival backstamp. Envelope with handstamped endorsement ‘via Naples by Orient Line S/S’. Stamp at left with fault at base.

£145
Australia (Tasmania) 1855 (14.7.) cover to London bearing single franking Plate II 4d. yellowish-orange tied by unclear obliterator which is paying the ship letter rate per half ounce, with a ‘6d’ handstamp alongside as a charge to pay on arrival, large General Post Office/ Hobart/ (Crown) datestamp, reverse with Australian Packet Liverpool cds and red cds. Front endorsed to travel by “Marco Polo”.
Australia (Tasmania) 1855 (14.7.) cover to London bearing single franking Plate II 4d. yellowish-orange tied by unclear obliterator which is paying the ship letter rate per half ounce, with a ‘6d’ handstamp alongside as a charge to pay on arrival, large General Post Office/ Hobart/ (Crown) datestamp, reverse with Australian Packet Liverpool cds and red cds. Front endorsed to travel by “Marco Polo”.
Australia

(Tasmania) 1855 (14.7.) cover to London bearing single franking Plate II 4d. yellowish-orange tied by unclear obliterator which is paying the ship letter rate per half ounce, with a ‘6d’ handstamp alongside as a charge to pay on arrival, large General Post Office/ Hobart/ (Crown) datestamp, reverse with Australian Packet Liverpool cds and red cds. Front endorsed to travel by “Marco Polo”.

£875
Barbados 1698 entire to London addressed “for Richard Bate Esq, To be left with Mr John Burrowes Merch”, arriving on 20th February 1699, 71 days later and marked on the back with the small size Bishop Mark. Endorsed “p. Capt. Milk Q.D.C.” and rated 3d.
Barbados

1698 entire to London addressed “for Richard Bate Esq, To be left with Mr John Burrowes Merch”, arriving on 20th February 1699, 71 days later and marked on the back with the small size Bishop Mark. Endorsed “p. Capt. Milk Q.D.C.” and rated 3d.

£1250
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique 1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."
Martinique

1787 (5 Nov) entire to Bordeaux prepaid at 20 sols, under 1oz. rate by Paquebot royal from French colonies, bearing rare LA MARTINIQUE handstamp used only between 1787-88. Endorsed on reverse "Par La Jeune Marianne Cape Labrouche, Q.D.C."

£565
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
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
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
GIBRALTAR 1854 entire to Genova, Italy bearing three-line GIBRALTAR/9 MR 1854/SHIP LETTER handstamp and manuscript "4", red VIA/DI MARI/(E) arrival maritime handstamp and 15cmi charge, red arrival backstamp; good clear strikes.
GIBRALTAR

1854 entire to Genova, Italy bearing three-line 'GIBRALTAR/9 MR 1854/SHIP LETTER' handstamp and manuscript "4", red 'VIA/DI MARI/(E)' arrival maritime handstamp and '15cmi' charge, red arrival backstamp; good clear strikes.

£175
GIBRALTAR 1855 outer letter sheet to London bearing large blue 6 indicating the sixpence rate was unpaid, reverse with three-line GIBRALTAR/3 NO 1855/SHIP LETTER overstruck with framed Liverpool Ship five-line date stamp, red arrival backstamp; ex Osborn.
GIBRALTAR 1855 outer letter sheet to London bearing large blue 6 indicating the sixpence rate was unpaid, reverse with three-line GIBRALTAR/3 NO 1855/SHIP LETTER overstruck with framed Liverpool Ship five-line date stamp, red arrival backstamp; ex Osborn.
GIBRALTAR

1855 outer letter sheet to London bearing large blue '6' indicating the sixpence rate was unpaid, reverse with three-line 'GIBRALTAR/3 NO 1855/SHIP LETTER' overstruck with framed Liverpool Ship five-line date stamp, red arrival backstamp; ex Osborn.

£135
Nigeria 1858 entire from Lagos  to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and ‘10’ decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.
Nigeria 1858 entire from Lagos  to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and ‘10’ decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.
Nigeria

1858 entire from Lagos to Genova, Italy bearing framed PACKET LETTER handstamp, framed G.B./ 1f60c accountancy, Angl Amb. Calais French entry cds and ‘10’ decimes rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and red framed Genoa arrival; light filing crease otherwise fine and unusual.

£495
AUSTRIAN LEVANT 1862 entire to Constantinople bearing straight-line FRANCO and LLOYD AGENZIE SMIRNE date stamp in same colour ink, reverse with blue arrival cds.
AUSTRIAN LEVANT 1862 entire to Constantinople bearing straight-line FRANCO and LLOYD AGENZIE SMIRNE date stamp in same colour ink, reverse with blue arrival cds.
AUSTRIAN LEVANT

1862 entire to Constantinople bearing straight-line 'FRANCO' and 'LLOYD AGENZIE SMIRNE' date stamp in same colour ink, reverse with blue arrival cds.

£295
Malta 1864 outer letter sheet to Italy with despatch cds on front, unframed P.D., reverse with good example of ‘keyhole’ Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani., Messina and Genova transits.
Malta 1864 outer letter sheet to Italy with despatch cds on front, unframed P.D., reverse with good example of ‘keyhole’ Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani., Messina and Genova transits.
Malta

1864 outer letter sheet to Italy with despatch cds on front, unframed P.D., reverse with good example of ‘keyhole’ Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani., Messina and Genova transits.

£235
FRENCH LEVANT: (Lebanon) 1864 outer letter sheet to LYON, endorsed on inside flap as written from LE VIREY, franked perf Napoleon 10c. and 40c. tied 5082 large numeral lozenges, BEYROUTH cds below, framed PD and red framed maritime handstamp; reverse with MARSEILLE entry and arrival cds.
FRENCH LEVANT: (Lebanon)

1864 outer letter sheet to LYON, endorsed on inside flap as written from LE VIREY, franked perf Napoleon 10c. and 40c. tied '5082' large numeral lozenges, BEYROUTH cds below, framed 'PD' and red framed maritime handstamp; reverse with MARSEILLE entry and arrival cds.

£165
Italy 1864 pair of entires both franked 15c., the first 13 Ago from Messina to Trapani cancelled by Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani keyhole date stamp with a fine strike alongside, the second of 6 Set from Siracusa to Genova cancelled Malta-Palermo Piroscafi Post Italiani. A fine pair of covers showing both directions of this scarce maritime date stamp.
Italy 1864 pair of entires both franked 15c., the first 13 Ago from Messina to Trapani cancelled by Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani keyhole date stamp with a fine strike alongside, the second of 6 Set from Siracusa to Genova cancelled Malta-Palermo Piroscafi Post Italiani. A fine pair of covers showing both directions of this scarce maritime date stamp.
Italy

1864 pair of entires both franked 15c., the first 13 Ago from Messina to Trapani cancelled by Palermo-Malta Piroscafi Post Italiani keyhole date stamp with a fine strike alongside, the second of 6 Set from Siracusa to Genova cancelled Malta-Palermo Piroscafi Post Italiani. A fine pair of covers showing both directions of this scarce maritime date stamp.

£1295
Great Britain 1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.
Great Britain 1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.
Great Britain

1867 (DE 26) cover to Sydney, Australia franked by two pairs of 1867 Wmk Spray 10d. red-brown, plate 1, SK-SL and RK-RL, tied by London SW 20 duplex, some slight faults with SK damaged top left, RK tiny nick bottom left. Envelope endorsed “Via Marseille” and Ship Letter Sydney backstamp. A fine high franking multiple franking. R.P.S,L Certificate 2015.

£525
AUSTRIA D.D.S.G./SERBIA 1867 entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova, Romania by Austrian Danube Shipping Company franked 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency RADUJEVAC cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia.
AUSTRIA D.D.S.G./SERBIA 1867 entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova, Romania by Austrian Danube Shipping Company franked 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency RADUJEVAC cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia.
AUSTRIA D.D.S.G./SERBIA

1867 entire written at Negotin sent to Orsova, Romania by Austrian Danube Shipping Company franked 17Kr red, perf. 12, 1866 D.D.S.G. issue, applied and cancelled by D.D.S.G. Agency 'RADUJEVAC' cds. Rare usage of Austrian D.D.S.G. agencies in Serbia.

£1750
AUSTRIA - Danube River Company 1868 outer letter sheet to Rustchuk franked 10k tied CZERNAVODA cds; fine example of mail between Danube ports with Austrian consular agencies cancel.
AUSTRIA - Danube River Company

1868 outer letter sheet to Rustchuk franked 10k tied 'CZERNAVODA' cds; fine example of mail between Danube ports with Austrian consular agencies cancel.

£495
AUSTRIA (Maritime) 1868 unfranked entire to Genova from Constantinople, routed via Trieste where the three-line handstamp LETTERE ARRIVATE/COL VAPORE/DAL LEVANTE was applied. Rated 7 decimes on arrival. On reverse UDINE-VERONA TPO and MILAN STAZ transit cds.
AUSTRIA (Maritime)

1868 unfranked entire to Genova from Constantinople, routed via Trieste where the three-line handstamp 'LETTERE ARRIVATE/COL VAPORE/DAL LEVANTE' was applied. Rated 7 decimes on arrival. On reverse 'UDINE-VERONA' TPO and 'MILAN STAZ' transit cds.

£115
FRENCH LEVANT: (Lebanon) 1870 outer letter sheet annotated on inside flap as from AIN MACHERAH to LYON franked 4c. Laureated Napoleon tied 5082 large numeral lozenge with BEYROUTH cds below, framed PD and framed red maritime handstamp; MARSEILLE entry and arrival backstamps.
FRENCH LEVANT: (Lebanon)

1870 outer letter sheet annotated on inside flap as from AIN MACHERAH to LYON franked 4c. Laureated Napoleon tied '5082' large numeral lozenge with BEYROUTH cds below, framed 'PD' and framed red maritime handstamp; MARSEILLE entry and arrival backstamps.

£215