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Gibraltar  1899 wrapper to Fiume, Hungary franked by Gibraltar ½d. single and gutter block of four, each with Greenock cds, straight-line ‘Paquebot’ handstamp, an unusual cover from this Shipping Line.
Gibraltar

1899 wrapper to Fiume, Hungary franked by Gibraltar ½d. single and gutter block of four, each with Greenock cds, straight-line ‘Paquebot’ handstamp, an unusual cover from this Shipping Line.

£125
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) 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
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
Bahamas 1794 outer letter sheet from Nassau to London with manuscript "5" rating, two-line DEAL/SHIP LETTER handstamp, reverse with arrival cancel over join. Light vertical filing crease, generally clean condition for such an early example.
Bahamas

1794 outer letter sheet from Nassau to London with manuscript "5" rating, two-line DEAL/SHIP LETTER handstamp, reverse with arrival cancel over join. Light vertical filing crease, generally clean condition for such an early example.

£245
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
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
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
Ceylon 1849 entire to Aberdeen, Scotland, endorsed "Via Southampton", reverse with Kandy Steamer Letter date stamp, transit and arrival cancels.
Ceylon 1849 entire to Aberdeen, Scotland, endorsed "Via Southampton", reverse with Kandy Steamer Letter date stamp, transit and arrival cancels.
Ceylon

1849 entire to Aberdeen, Scotland, endorsed "Via Southampton", reverse with Kandy Steamer Letter date stamp, transit and arrival cancels.

£50
Gibraltar 1852 outer letter sheet to Jacobstad, Finland bearing variety of manuscript rate markings on front, reverse with three-line Gibraltar/Ship Letter handstamp (Type 2, Day before Month), London transit and Seebrief Par England und Aachen transit; central vertical filing crease.
Gibraltar 1852 outer letter sheet to Jacobstad, Finland bearing variety of manuscript rate markings on front, reverse with three-line Gibraltar/Ship Letter handstamp (Type 2, Day before Month), London transit and Seebrief Par England und Aachen transit; central vertical filing crease.
Gibraltar

1852 outer letter sheet to Jacobstad, Finland bearing variety of manuscript rate markings on front, reverse with three-line Gibraltar/Ship Letter handstamp (Type 2, Day before Month), London transit and Seebrief Par England und Aachen transit; central vertical filing crease.

£185
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
Bermuda 1862 cover to England franked Great Britain 1d., plate 48 cancelled by ‘A94’ obliterator of Cunard mailboat, endorsed from seaman on HMS Hero and counter signed by commanding officer, Helminster arrival cds on front. Stamp affected by vertical crease, RPS,L certificate.
Bermuda 1862 cover to England franked Great Britain 1d., plate 48 cancelled by ‘A94’ obliterator of Cunard mailboat, endorsed from seaman on HMS Hero and counter signed by commanding officer, Helminster arrival cds on front. Stamp affected by vertical crease, RPS,L certificate.
Bermuda

1862 cover to England franked Great Britain 1d., plate 48 cancelled by ‘A94’ obliterator of Cunard mailboat, endorsed from seaman on HMS Hero and counter signed by commanding officer, Helminster arrival cds on front. Stamp affected by vertical crease, RPS,L certificate.

£565
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
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