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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
VICTORIA - Postal History
1904 commercial usage of 2d Envelope to Germany with "Bantam" ½d tied by fair (and above-average) 'MCCC/16' - rated RR - of 'KORNHEIM' (cds alongside), ironed-out vertical fold.
Saxony 1867 registered merchant's entire to 'PRAG' (b/s) with rare franking of 1863 Arms 3ngr & Postal Stationery 1ngr cut-out (cut-to-shape) tied by '15' cancel of 'ZITTAU' (cds on face), fine boxed 'Recomandirt' h/s in violet, light central horizontal fold. Most attractive.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA
1908 Cachet I light but clear strike tying GB QV 2½d Envelope cutout to small piece, Cat £4000 on cover.
No longer available
1908 Cachet I light strikes of varying fineness on GB KGV ½d+½d to 4d+4d PTPO Envelope cutouts each on piece, Cat £28,000 on cover! Colourful group.
1921 Cachet III fine strike in violet just tying GB KGV 1d+1d PTPO Envelope cutout to philatelic cover, double-circle 'PAQUEBOT' h/s below.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Postal History
1861 (Sep 28) use of 3c Envelope from 'STOCKTON/Ca' to Switzerland per Prussian Closed Mail taking almost a month to reach New York where it was treated as wholly unpaid being rated 23c, then "45"(kr) in Germany & "180"(rpn) on arrival, French-type 'SCHIFFSBUREAU/LUZERN' transit b/s & 'LOCARNO' arrival b/s, endorsements at top & base are probably not contemporary. [Prepayment of the international postage was optional but part-payment was not permitted]
1875 (Aug 22) use of 3c green Envelope to Sweden uprated with very fine 7c orange (cancelled in transit at New York) & fine 'ELLISON BAY/WIS' cds, opened a bit roughly at back & not affecting the very fine appearance.
1876 (c.) use to Schwerin-Mecklenburg of Centenary 3c Envelope with 2c & 5c tied by cork cancels, 'NEW YORK/SUP/PAID' Supplementary Mail cds alongside, 'AUSG' arrival b/s. [From about 1873 payment of the late fee was required in stamps]
1901 use of Columbus 5c Envelope uprated with 1c 3c & 4c but shortpaid for carriage to Egypt so 'T - CENTIMES/5/NY' duplex h/s applied, Egyptian 4m Postage Due tied to face by poor 'ALEXANDRIE' cds. Attractive five-colour franking.