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Kyoto, Japan via Broome, Western Australia and Singapore to Egypt, Germany, Switzerland
1913 use of Japan 4 sen deep brown/buff UPU Post Card to The School of Medicine, Cairo written Kyoto 26 April 1913 with BROOME 5 JU 13, Singapore JU 18 13 (reverse), Cairo 8 VII 13 with re-addressing in red ink to Leipzig, Germany and the Hotel Kronenberg, Pontresina, Switzerland.
£125

PRUSSIA to CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history
1860 stampless wrapper "per Royal Mail Str via Plymouth via Ostend" to Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope with red strikes FRANKFURT 5 SEP 1860, circled "P.", LONDON PAID SP 5 60 displaying CAPE TOWN OC 14 1860 arrival on top flap.
£125





RECEIVED ON BOARD NEAR THE EQUATOR, Germany and Falmouth (Cornwall) postal history:
1882 stampless cover to Warin, Mecklenburg (Western Pomeramia), Germany marked along top "p. N. German Bark Alma Elisabeth/Received on bord near the Equator" landed with FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER cds dated AP 19 72 and rated "5" in blue crayon, side flap opens to display further FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER AP 19 72 cds overstruck red SHIP LETTER LONDON A/AP 20 72 as it travelled in the overnight sealed ship letter bag with turquoise VERVIERE (Belgium) 20 4 transit, a little sea water staining at left.
A lovely research item.
£500


OFFICIAL PAID not accepted, Returned For Postage, Bermuda postal history
1951 OHMS foolscap airmail cover with Civil Aviation Department, Bermuda sender's address to G.A. Osborn, Air Traffic Control, Dusseldorf Airport, Germany initially posted Hamilton 9 JUL machine supported with red BERMUDA-OFFICIAL/PAID handstamp being subsequently deleted in red crayon with boxed red "Returned for/(1/6) Postage.", three KG6 6d added and pmk'd Hamilton 12 JUL 51 with FIELD POST OFFICE 893 d/ring dated 18 JY 51 as arrival backstamp.
The authoritative Geoffrey Osborn formed one of the very best postal history collections of Bermuda.
£75




INAGUA, Bahamas postal history
1903 use of KE7 1d UPU Post Card with full German text headed "17.9.03" pmk'd INAGUA SP 18 without year to Lubeck, Germany re-directed to Charlottenberg with handstamped and 14.10.03 pmk'd label affixed which translates "Not determined, confirmed P.A.I. Charlottenburg" and "Work of reference, recognised" (Nachschlagewerke eingesehen), unusual.
£95

NEW BRUNSWICK postal history
1856 cover to Gottingen, Hanover, Germany with handstruck "PAID" and NEW BRUNSWICK DEC 12 departure, NEW YORK DEC 13 transit, AACHEN 28/12 FRANCO boxed transit, reverse turquoise GOTTINGEN 29/12 arrival.
£225

GERMANY to Bermuda postal history
1949 (JU 23) too large for envelope stock printed airmail etiquette with Berlin 10pf to Bailey's Bay, no backstamps.
£16



BLUED PAPER, CONSTANTINOPLE postal history
1875 cover to Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Ireland with BLUED PAPER GB QV 2d rosy mauve tied Constantinople "C" with red AU 14 1876/A despatch alongside, backstamped BLACKROCK and STILLORGAN arrivals with face manuscript appended "Received at Mainz (Germany) 27 Aug 1876".
£425

BRITISH HONDURAS postal history
1961 cover with Germany 5pf pair pmk'd BELIZE 18 JU 61 with S.S. "Karl-Christian" and "PAQUEBOT" handstamps alongside.
£16

VICTORIA postal history
1875 cover via London to Germany with 4d, 1/- pmk'd MELBOURNE 5 K/MR 23 75 duplex, flap removed clear of SALDER 19 5 75 arrival, soiling etc.
£120


Combination GERMANY and NEW ZEALAND, postal history
1891 cover with Reichpost 20pf blue twice pmk'd OLDENBURG 13/2 91 to sailor Heinrich Rose on the German Barque Kiandra/Kapitan Ahlers addressed care of Messrs. Cunningham in Christ Church who affixed QV 2d pmk'd CHRISTCHURCH 31 MR 91 for re-direction to Dunedin, reverse London transit, incoming Christchurch 30 MR 91 plus arrival, opened two sides, unusual.
£240


ISLE OF BUTE postal history to Kleins Hotel, Finsbury Square, London
1901 Germany 10pf Post Card pmk'd DUCHEROW-SEEBAD-HERINGSDORF railway oval dated 3.8.01 with ROTHESAY AU 6 01 Isle of Bute arrival, re-directed to Kleins Hotel, Finsbury Square, London.
£28

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC to GERMANY with JAMAICA/TRANSIT
(A below right leg of M) alongside address panel on 10c orange PSE pmk'd blue SANTO DOMINGO 4 ABR 91 to Karlruhe, b/stamped fine strikes Kingston 3 N/AP 6 91 sqc and Karlsruhe 24.4.91 arrival.
£140


CRAILSHEIM, Baden-Wurttemberg, German States postal history
full cover with two horizontal pairs 3pf brown, one being diagonally bisected and ringed in blue crayon to indicate unaccepted postage, pmk'd CRAILSHEIM 25 AUG 92 with the bisect also tied on the same date to Cannstatt.
£225


WINTERTON, Natal postal history
(M.3.4) OC 9 08 on ppc from Zehlendorf, Germany franked pair 5pf green.
£36

MONTPELIER, Jamaica to Germany postal history
1896 use of QV 1d blue Post Card pmk'd MONTPELIER 6 JA 96 to Strasburg, Germany re-addressed Kiel.
£40



BETHANY (SIDING excised) R.O., Orange River Colony
the tall letters cds (Putzel unlisted) dated SP 4 (00) on d Brief Kaart uprated with d for Germany, b/stamped Bloemfontein SP 4 19(00).
The BETHANY STATION R.O. sighting was taken from the Batten collection (still intact) where only the "S" was visible but a full strike on loose stamp shows it to be BETHANY SIDING R.O. The correction will appear in the Putzel addendum
£325
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