SEA MAIL & PAQUEBOT MAIL

SEA MAIL & PAQUEBOT MAIL

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USA TO FRANCE 1865 SAN FRANCISCO TO COGNAC Steamer
Country: USA
Condition: USA TO FRANCE 1865 SAN FRANCISCO TO COGNAC Steamer
Description: ENTIRE LETTER FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO COGNAC endorsed "STEAMER CONSTITUTION" SAN FRANCISCO cds 3 MAY 1865 NEW YORK cds 20 MAY COGNAC cds on back flap 7 JUNE BREST ETATS UNIS octagonal entry mark in red 6 JUNE POSTAL RATE HANDSTAMPS: "15" and "8" PARIS BORDEAUX TPO CDS 6 JUNE on back flap PARIS cds on back flap The letter opens well for displaying back stamps FASCINATING ITEM WITH A STORY TO TELL RARELY SEEN AND FINE QUALITY signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $190.00
Item Id #009475    See Details...
DOMINICA Great Britain 1967 Cover GPO cds + BOXED POSTED ON BOARD SHIP PAQUEBOT
Country: DOMINICA
Condition: DOMINICA Great Britain 1967 Cover GPO cds + BOXED POSTED ON BOARD SHIP PAQUEBOT
Price: $15.00
Item Id #011269    See Details...
1860 NEWSPAPER WITH 20 L GREECE + BOXED PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI VERY FINE
Country: GREECE
Condition: 1860 NEWSPAPER WITH 20 L GREECE + BOXED PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI VERY FINE
Description: initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $68.00
Item Id #014346    See Details...
1863 SICILY BRITAIN TO USA VIA LONDON FORWARDER to N Y
Country: SICILY
Condition: 1863 SICILY BRITAIN TO USA VIA LONDON FORWARDER to N Y
Description: 11 April 1863 Entire Letter from Messina, Sicily, to New York, handled by London forwarder 17 April: Nice & well struck oval HEATH & CO LONDON on back flap (the forwarder who mailed it to New York) 17 April London Postmark "PER STEAMER" handwritten at top left 19 cents and "35" paid on arrival Letter opens well for display Ex Hugh Feldman Collection Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $99.00
Item Id #006923    See Details...
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: "GEESTSTAR" Boston - BARBADOS TO LONDON Posted on Board BOXED 1976
Price: $13.90
Item Id #011276    See Details...
1936 NICARAGUA PAQUEBOT TO NEW ORLEANS USA
Country: NICARAGUA
Condition: 1936 NICARAGUA PAQUEBOT TO NEW ORLEANS USA
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011284    See Details...
1968 PAQUEBOT DUTCH ANTILLES ST MAARTEN PHILIPSBURG postmark on GERMANY
Condition: 1968 PAQUEBOT DUTCH ANTILLES ST MAARTEN PHILIPSBURG postmark on GERMANY
Price: $12.50
Item Id #011297    See Details...
PAQUEBOT DOMINICA on Great Britain GPO DOMINICA
Country: DOMINICA
Condition: PAQUEBOT DOMINICA on Great Britain GPO DOMINICA
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008995    See Details...
PAQUEBOT NETHERLANDS CURACAO CHINA SS UNION EVERGREEN
Country: CURACAO
Condition: PAQUEBOT NETHERLANDS CURACAO CHINA SS UNION EVERGREEN
Price: $14.00
Item Id #008996    See Details...
ARUBA PAQUEBOT QUEEN ELIZABETH NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Country: ARUBA
Condition: ARUBA PAQUEBOT QUEEN ELIZABETH NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Price: $13.00
Item Id #008997    See Details...
PAQUEBOT JAMAICA MONTEGO BAY R M S CARMANIA Britain
Country: JAMAICA
Condition: PAQUEBOT JAMAICA MONTEGO BAY R M S CARMANIA Britain
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008998    See Details...
BAHAMAS PANAMA PAQUEBOT TO USA SS OCEANIC SHIP rare
Country: BAHAMAS
Condition: BAHAMAS PANAMA PAQUEBOT TO USA SS OCEANIC SHIP rare
Price: $14.00
Item Id #008999    See Details...
 MONTSERRAT PAQUEBOT 1958 SS DALESMAN LIVERPOOL
Country: MONTSERRAT
Condition: MONTSERRAT PAQUEBOT 1958 SS DALESMAN LIVERPOOL
Price: $20.00
Item Id #009000    See Details...
ADEN PAQUEBOT 1913 from EGYPT PORT SAID color postcard
Condition: ADEN PAQUEBOT 1913 from EGYPT PORT SAID color postcard
Description: PORT SAID BAINS MINERVE color postcard, tiny part of right low corner of right stamp missing
Price: $9.00
Item Id #011306    See Details...
1963 JAMAICA PAQUEBOT P & O ORIENT LINE STEAMER SS ORIANA
Country: JAMAICA
Condition: 1963 JAMAICA PAQUEBOT P & O ORIENT LINE STEAMER SS ORIANA
Price: $13.50
Item Id #011307    See Details...
USA PAQUEBOT MV CITY OF NEW YORK SOUTH AFRICAN LINE
Country: USA
Condition: USA PAQUEBOT MV CITY OF NEW YORK SOUTH AFRICAN LINE
Price: $12.00
Item Id #011308    See Details...
NEW YORK PAQUEBOT SS RYNDAM OCEAN POST Netherlands
Condition: NEW YORK PAQUEBOT SS RYNDAM OCEAN POST Netherlands
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011309    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL,  VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA ***
Country: INDIA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA *** "VIA CALCUTTA"
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA *** "VIA CALCUTTA" INDIA, THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $135.00
Item Id #014639    See Details...
THE PORT OF LIVORNO  Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: THE PORT OF LIVORNO Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Description: Alan Becker, The Port of Livorno - A Survey of its Maritime Postal History -- 17th to the 20th Centuries. in English, 74 pages (A4) spiral bound, color illustrations throughout. *************** This book brings together into one volume the current knowledge of the postal history of the port of Livorno. Although touched on in several other more general works, the last book covering this specific subject was published some 50 years ago. The Author is a long-time specialist of Livorno’s maritime mail postal history with related extensive collections on the various aspects. In 1676 Livorno was officially declared a free port, thus consolidating a pre-existing situation that dated back to the 1500s. During the ensuing decades many foreigners settled in Livorno forming sizable communities of French, Jewish, Dutch, Greek, Armenian and Levantine expatriates. In due course Livorno became the most important seaport of the Mediterranean, especially for importation of salted fish, cereals and grains. The Author begins with the 1600s mail of the Medici era which illustrates the great postal interaction the port had with import-export traders all over the Mediterranean and throughout Italy and Northern Europe. The end of the Medici dynasty and the inception of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty characterized the 1700s; these were the years that saw the post office revenue increase substantially. By the end of the 1700s, although the port’s traffic is said to have slowed down, Livorno was attracting an average 5,000 ships of all kinds and descriptions each year. Contemporaries described it as a chronically crowded port. The British had warehouses and their presence was rather important since Livorno imported spices, fabrics and manufactured goods from Britain; at the same time it exported to Britain silk, wine, olive oil, olives, cumin, straw hats, cheese, capers, camel and goat’s hair etc. The Napoleonic period brought the first maritime postmark “COLONIES PAR/LIVOURNE” and a better organized postal service. The Lorraine Grand Duke was restored in 1814; from a postal history viewpoint the 1820s, 30s and 40s, saw greater maritime traffic and with it more mail and more maritime mail postmarks. In 1843, provenance, instructional, routing and accessory hand-stamps were introduced for mail carried to Livorno by French Navy Steamers. Indeed, Becker visits all aspects of maritime mail and succeeds in presenting a clear picture of a rather complex subject matter. The 1859 Second War of Independence inflicted a severe blow on Austria and Tuscany went through a Provisional Government followed by a plebiscite that confirmed the wish of the people to have the Grand Duchy become part of the Kingdom of Italy. The transition period resulted in the adoption of Provisional Government stamps followed by those of the 4th issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia and later on those of the Kingdom of Italy. This is reflected on the covers of the time which become even more interesting with maritime mail postmarks. Mail disinfection was a major task for Livorno’s four lazarettos; they certainly were busy with bigger tasks but the postal aspect was one that was at the top of the priority list of health authorities. From the 1600s to the 1800s the lazarettos were the first to handle and disinfect incoming mail. Becker examines health passports - a corollary collecting area that appeals to specialists of disinfected mail. The steamers’ age saw the opening of French, Sardinian and Neapolitan steamship agencies in Livorno. The Grand Duchy launched the Tuscan Steamship Company in 1834 with a fleet of two vessels operating routes to Genoa, Naples and Sicily. Many hand-stamps of the agencies used on their mail feature a steamship making them particularly endearing to postal historians. With so many ships arriving every day of the week at Livorno, the port was also a major mail sorting hub; the lion’s share was secured by forwarding agents - 160 of them so far recorded as operating at Livorno. Their activity is documented by their endorsements on the letters and in many cases by the use of hand-stamps. The book ends with a very useful catalogue of cancellations used on maritime mail, and hand-stamps and seals used on disinfected mail. The English-speaking reader has now the opportunity to benefit from information and research not available before in his/her language. The Author is well aware of the needs of those who would venture in a rather complex field. A one town postal history with focus on maritime mail may look like an easy task, but experienced collectors will tell you differently. In this specific case we have a cosmopolitan town and port interacting with North Africa, Mediterranean islands, the Near East, Turkey, France and quite a number of countries in Europe. This is a fascinating book and an eye-opener for those who want to venture into new areas of research and collecting. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $58.00
Item Id #013104    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL,  VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 1000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014640    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 3000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014641    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: CYPRUS
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014642    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014643    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 2000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $97.00
Item Id #014644    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO
Country: SUDAN
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 1000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014647    See Details...