I am sharing scans of some recently acquired cross-border pre-philatelic covers, mainly between the old Italian states, Switzerland and France.
The first two are correspondence between a "Jn. Simonde" (of Geneva, at least that's what the monogrammed letterhead says) and Charles Duprry/Dupny Burlatt of Geneva.
1) A folded letter from Florence, dated. February 8, 1858, with a two-line postmark of STADL(?) SARZANA, and a red Sardinian transit cancel (TS1, Deninger Type 122), a Torino datestamp of February 11, 1858 and finally a Geneva receipt of February 13, 1858.
There is a faint stamp (Florence?) dated 9 February 1858 lower left. The red chalk tax stamp appears to be 60 (centisimi?).
I'm also interested in the content - something with the inscription "SOUVENIR" and the names of some manufacturers on the reverse? I can read Tissot, about watches?