India. A picture postcard sent by Jennie Menzies (“JM”) to her brother (A.W.C. Menzies, a chemistry professor) from Calcutta with this message written around the photograph of a river steamer steaming away from the beach, with a tent in the foreground: “Calcutta 21/7/04 A river steamer on the Brahmaputra. It has landed me and my baggage on the sand bank, where I had to wait three days before I could procure a sufficient number of coventry carts to take me inland to the foot of the Himalayas.” Addressed to A.W.C. Menzies, Esq., M.S., BSc., with an added label forwarding the postcard to him at Braepark, Cramond Brig, Midlothian, with an added pencil annotation, “Plockton Rosshire.” A red, one anna stamp of King Edward VII, perfectly postmarked “Wellsley Street 21 JL 04 Calcutta,” as the point of origin. The card also has a postmark from Glasgow August 9, 1904 and another from Cramond Bridge August 9, 1904 on the added forwarding address label. There is another postmark only partially legible. Slight wear and soiling, otherwise good.
Airmail cover on an airmail envelope dated December 13 1938 sent from Morafenobe Madagascar via Mozambique to Athens, Greece
Carte Émise par L’Amicale Philatelique de Madagascar à l’Occasion de la Première Liaison Aérien par Paquebot Aérien Paris – Tananarive en 48 heures
Italian Postmarked Envelope and Manuscript Letter May 19 1796 from Jewish Ghetto Ceneda Busta italiana con timbro postale e lettera del 19 maggio 1796 del Ghetto Ceneda ebraico