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MALTA postal history
1875 wrapper to Livorno with GB QV 2d Plate 2 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/DE 14 75.
Plate 2 seems to have appeared in late 1875, until mid-1876. Earliest DE 14 1875, latest MR 28 1876.
£50

MALTA postal history (Plate 1 white paper)
1875 wrapper with green Petrocochino & Co. sender cachet to Catania (Sicily) with early use QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 1 white paper pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/AU 3 75.
Plate 1 issued JY 1 1875
£75

MALTA postal history (Plate 1 blued paper)
1875 wrapper with green Petrocochino & Co. sender cachet to Genoa with QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 1 blued paper pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/OC 12 75.
£375

MALTA postal history
1876 entire on printed A. Gatt, Malta albino sender lettersheet marked "Via Italy" to Carmelo F. Caruana, New York with GB QV 2d Plate 2 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/FE 8 76.
£60

MALTA postal history
1876 entire with green Petrocochino & Co. sender cachet to Marseilles with GB QV 2d Plate 6 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/NO 28 76.
£40

MALTA postal history
1878 entire with green Petrocochino & Co. sender cachet to Constantinople with GB QV 2d Plate 11 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated D/MALTA/MY 30 78 with blue crayon "11" alongside.
£60

MALTA postal history
1879 cover to Naples with GB QV 2d Plate 13 tied "A25" duplex sated C/MALTA/FE 6 79, reverse clear Napoli 9 2-79 arrival cds.
£45

MALTA postal history
1878 albino embossed A. L. MICALE, MALTA sender lettersheet with full written content to Catania (Sicily) with GB QV 2d Plate 9 tied "A25" duplex dated A/MALTA/OC 31 78, full clear backstamps.
£48

MALTA postal history
1872 wrapper to Livorno with GB QV 1d Plate 125 and GB QV 3d Plate 8 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated A/MALTA/OC 18 72, accountancy and full clear backstamps which can display.
£125



F87 used SMYRNA, British Levant postal history
1877 mourning cover with content to Mrs. H. Lee Wilson, Lancaster Gate, London with GB QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 9 tied "F87" with SMYRNA A/DE 14 77 cds alongside, reverse red PADDINGTON Z/DE 20 77 arrival. Part letter, one sheet, enclosed which talks about a walk around the town, mention of the Roman, Saxon, Norman remains, and of the stone coffins containing glass and jewellery excavated whilst building the new railway stations.
£200

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE postal history
1839 lengthy cross-written entire headed "Bedford Wednesday Feb'y 6th 1839" and marked "Post paid March 8th" to Mrs Maclear, Royal Observatory, Cape Town with red ink PAID-SHIP LETTER/(crown) 9 MR 9 1839/LONDON and black SHIP LETTER/(crown)/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
£125



GB QV 2d rosy-mauve PLATE 17 on entire, Malta postal history
1880 complete entire with TEOFANI & MERICAS, MALTA cachet to Istra (Croatia's heart-shaped peninsular shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy) with GB QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 17 tied "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/FE 12 80.
£500

MALTA postal history
1871 wrapper to Messina, Sicily with GB QV 1d Plate 129 and QV 3d Plate 6 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated A/MALTA/DE 26 71.
£110

MALTA postal history
1880 cover to Innsbruck, Austria with early use GB QV 2d blue Plate 17 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/AP 29 80, some toning.
Plate 17 was the only plate used for both the QV 2d rosy-mauve and 2d blue.
£75

MALTA postal history Ex LLOYD-LOWLES
1875 wrapper by Italian steamer "Milano" to Messina, Sicily with GB QV 1d Plate 160, QV 3d Plate 15 twice tied A25 duplex dated C/MALTA/FE 16 75 with boxed red P.D. 2 3/4 accountancy. Ex LLOYD-LOWLES.
£140


MALTA postal history
1881 OHMS cover from the BOTANIC GARDEN with albino printed royal coat-of-arms flap to Frankfurt Am Main, Germany with GB QV 2d blue Plate 20 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated D/FE 9 81.
The Argotti Botanical Gardens dates back to 1774 and is situated in Floriana, a short walk from the capital, Valetta. The gardens were originally the private gardens of Grandmaster Pinto and only became a botanical garden in 1805.
£120

MALTA Postal history
1880 wrapper to Messina, Sicily with late use GB QV 2d rosy-mauve Plate 16 tied "A25" duplex dated C/MALTA/JA 19 80, reverse Messina 20 1 80 arrival which displays clear of flap.
Plate 16 rosy-mauve issued NO 22 1879 and Plate 17 blue issued MR 5 1880.
£75

MALTA postal history
1872 cover to Firenze, Italy with GB QV 1d red Plate 125 and GB QV 3d Plate 7 pmk'd "A25" duplex dated A/MALTA/AP 13 72, red handstruck 2 3/4, flap missing, various complete backstamps. Ex Michael Lewis.
£90

MALTA postal history (Ex Lloyd-Lowles)
1863 entire with albino embossed sender's oval to Messina with GB QV 1d, QV 3d (no plate numbers) tied pmk'd Malta "A25" duplex dated A/JY 12 63 with boxed "PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESCI" handstamp alongside and red crayon "1" accountancy. Ex LLOYD-LOWLES.
£195


PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/FRANCESCI as "killer" (contrary to regulations), MALTA postal history
1863 wrapper on "G. Scicluna & Figli, Malta" albino printed paper stock plus handstruck cachet to Messina with GB QV 1d, QV 3d (no plate numbers) tied two strikes of the Malta "A25" duplex dated B/NO 21 63, the QV 1d poorly struck and additionally "killed" by boxed "PIROSCAFI/ POSTALI/FRANCESCI" handstamp contrary to regulations, alongside red crayon "1" accountancy.
£180
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