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MAURITIUS with chisel slits to REUNION
1862 wrapper marked p. Str. "Ottawa" to Reunion with QV 4d pmk'd A/AU 20 63 "B53" duplex with top flap displaying St. Denis 22 Aout 1862 arrival, two diagonal chisel slits struck into address panel.
£425




WRECK of the Private Ship "ROBERT" at Egg Island, Bahamas, journey continued by "Lord Eldon"
A newly discovered wreck entire written "Nassau 11 Dec 1816" marked "Robert" changed "Lord Eldon" to Glasgow landed with PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER rated 1/4 and 1/6 with poor boxed Scottish wheel tax "", two chisel slits, rarely found on Private Ship Letters from the BWI, struck from reverse (about 1 inches or 1 6/16th inches or 17mm) with (London) 13 FE 13 1817 b/stamp, Glasgow 16 FEB receiver above address panel.
Robert entered Lloyd's Register in 1815 as an American prize. Until 1822 the brig was a West Indiaman based in Liverpool and sailing to the Bahamas or Havana. Lloyd's List reported (FE 2 1817) that the "Robert", Wilkes, master, had been sailing from New Providence to Liverpool when she struck a reef off Egg Island, Bahamas, and had to put back for repairs.
£2000

MALTA with chisel slits to Genoa, ITALY postal history
1865 part contents wrapper to Genoa, Italy with GB QV 4d tied MALTA "A25" duplex dated A/JY 26 65 with boxed PIROSCAFI/POSTALI/ITALIANI and disinfected by two chisel slits.
Other 1865 entires with chisel slits are recorded for OC 17 65 to Catania, OC 31 65 to Corfu, NO 14 65 to Tunis, NO 21 65 to Genoa, Italy, NO 23 65 to Messina, Sicily.
£185

MALTA to ITALY chisel slit due cholera outbreak
1883 cover to Reggio de Calabria (Southern Italy) with two pair plus single Great Britain QV d pale green (SG.Z90) tied Malta "A25" duplex dated B/DE 6 83 showing single chisel slit on address panel, reverse 8 12 80 arrival, cover opened at both base and right edges.
Chisel slits were applied due to a cholera outbreak in Southern Italy. Covers with such chisel slits have been noted on Malta outgoing entires for JY 4, JY 8, JY 29, AU 5, AU 12, NO 24, DE 6 1883.
£200




Proofed/unrecorded ERRONEOUSLY APPLIED unique TRINCOMALEE/RETURNED FOR POSTAGE,CEYLON postal history
1845 wrapper from C. Brun fils, Port Louis pmk'd red MAURITIUS POST OFFICE d/ring dated NO 05 1845 marked "via Ceylon" to Veillon Freres, Bordeaux, France with "Paid 1/8" in dark black ink most unusually landed on Ceylon's north east coast (instead of the southern port of Galle) showing prepared for application TRINCOMALEE/RETURNED FOR POSTAGE datestamp for NO 22 1845 erroneously applied, crossed through, and TRINCOMALEE/STEAMER LETTER added for the next day in the same coloured ink. Carried via ALEXANDRIA (JA 7 1846) with 25mm chisels slits and large part PURIFIE AU LAZERET/MALTE handstamp added showing red PAQ. ANG. MARSEILLES (16 JANV 46) on address panel and Bordeaux (10 JANV 46) arrival backstamp with 96 decimes to be collected. Exhibition item collecting cancellations from five different countries.
Similar RETURNED FOR POSTAGE datestamps were proofed for other Ceylon towns but none are known used. This remarkable example only exists due being wrongly applied.
£7250


India QUARANTINE DEPOSIT for deck passenger to Batticoloa, Ceylon
British India Steam Navigation Co., Ltd contract document with The Ceylon Steampship Co. Ltd. headed Paumben 3/5/1911 with combination India KE7 One Anna COURT FEE stamp and CEYLON KE7 5c variously signed etc. Reverse further 15 India KE7 One Anna Court Fee stamps, centrally folded (and will be mailed along fold).
Text reads: Received Rs 20/- from A.V. Moosa Nayena being quarantine deposit for deck passenger for Batticoloa for due submission to the inspection of the Medical officer at that port for the Require Number of days.
£225
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