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NYASALAND 1932 photographic postcard Tea Estate addressed to the U.K. franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied BLANTYRE c.d.s. 13  JUN 32 Scarce single usage.
NYASALAND

1932 photographic postcard 'Tea Estate' addressed to the U.K. franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'BLANTYRE' c.d.s. '13 JUN 32' Scarce single usage.

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SWAZILAND 1934 1d stationery card with message addressed to Austria internally redirected. Uprated 1/2d adhesive tied MBABANE c.d.s. 12 NOV 34
SWAZILAND

1934 1d stationery card with message addressed to Austria internally redirected. Uprated 1/2d adhesive tied 'MBABANE' c.d.s. '12 NOV 34'

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TRANSVAAL 1908 postcard addressed to Worthing Sussex franked 1d adhesive tied by a fine strike C.S.A.R. JOHANNESBURG c.d.s. 14 DEC 08 Some paper adherence on the front of the card.
TRANSVAAL

1908 postcard addressed to Worthing Sussex franked 1d adhesive tied by a fine strike 'C.S.A.R. JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '14 DEC 08' Some paper adherence on the front of the card.

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CYPRUS 1909 1pi stationery post card cancelled "PAPHO" c.d.s. SP 10 09; "PORT SAID" transit c.d.s.  Addressed to Germany.
CYPRUS

1909 1pi stationery post card cancelled "PAPHO" c.d.s. 'SP 10 09'; "PORT SAID" transit c.d.s. Addressed to Germany.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1951 Formula Christmas Greetings air letter franked 1/- adhesive tied "FORT PORTAL" c.d.s. 13 DE 51. Addressed to the USA.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1951 Formula 'Christmas Greetings' air letter franked 1/- adhesive tied "FORT PORTAL" c.d.s. '13 DE 51'. Addressed to the USA.

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NYASALAND 1901 2d External stationery card, with message, cancelled "CHIROMO" squared circle date stamp DE 17 01; "CHINDE" tranit c.d.s. Addressed to Austria.
NYASALAND

1901 2d 'External' stationery card, with message, cancelled "CHIROMO" squared circle date stamp 'DE 17 01'; "CHINDE" tranit c.d.s. Addressed to Austria.

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ST VINCENT 1897 registered envelope to Bavaria re-directed to Dresden franked 5/- adhesive tied "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. JY 21 97; a further strike alongside. "REGISTERED/LONDON" transit date stamp. Various transit c.d.s. on the reverse.
ST VINCENT

1897 registered envelope to Bavaria re-directed to Dresden franked 5/- adhesive tied "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. 'JY 21 97'; a further strike alongside. "REGISTERED/LONDON" transit date stamp. Various transit c.d.s. on the reverse.

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ST VINCENT 1941 censored 1d stationery envelope addressed to New York up-rated d, 1d, 1d & 2d adhesives tied  "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. 19 JY 41. On reverse violet PASSED BY CENSOR No.3.
ST VINCENT

1941 censored 1d stationery envelope addressed to New York up-rated d, 1d, 1d & 2d adhesives tied "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. '19 JY 41'. On reverse violet 'PASSED BY CENSOR No.3'.

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ST VINCENT 1896 2d registered stationery envelope (size G) addressed to Germany franked 5/- adhesive tied "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. MR 3 96; a further strike alongside.
ST VINCENT

1896 2d registered stationery envelope (size G) addressed to Germany franked 5/- adhesive tied "KINGSTOWN" c.d.s. 'MR 3 96'; a further strike alongside.

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B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese) 1946 registered airmail envelope franked Great Britain overprinted M.E.F. 1/- adhesive tied RHODES DODECANESE) hatched c.d.s. 20 11 46 Scarce Assegno = Remboursement (Returned monies registration etiquette in yellow/black. A scarce label.
B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese)

1946 registered airmail envelope franked Great Britain overprinted M.E.F. 1/- adhesive tied RHODES DODECANESE) hatched c.d.s. '20 11 46' Scarce 'Assegno = Remboursement' (Returned monies registration etiquette in yellow/black. A scarce label.

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B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese) 1947 registered envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain overprinted M.E.F. adhesive tied RACCOMANDATE ASS.RODI-EGEO (A) c.d.s. 26 2 47
B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese)

1947 registered envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain overprinted 'M.E.F.' adhesive tied 'RACCOMANDATE ASS.RODI-EGEO (A) c.d.s. '26 2 47'

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B.O.F.I.C (Dodecanese) 1945 censored envelope franked Great Britain overprinted M.E.F. 1d, 2d, 2 1/2d & 3d adhesives tied RODI EGEO c.d.s. 23 6 45 On the front tombstone cachet initialed and dated.
B.O.F.I.C (Dodecanese)

1945 censored envelope franked Great Britain overprinted M.E.F. 1d, 2d, 2 1/2d & 3d adhesives tied 'RODI EGEO' c.d.s. '23 6 45' On the front tombstone cachet initialed and dated.

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B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese) 1947 ppc addressed to Athens franked Great Britain 3d overprinted M.E.F. adhesive tied SCARPANTO EGEO c.d.s. 21 5 45 The first day of reopening of the post office to civilians.
B.O.F.I.C. (Dodecanese)

1947 ppc addressed to Athens franked Great Britain 3d overprinted M.E.F. adhesive tied 'SCARPANTO EGEO' c.d.s. '21 5 45' The first day of reopening of the post office to civilians.

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CYPRUS 1951 3pi registered stationery envelope (Size H) THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED imprint under the flap. Franked 18pi, 2pi and 6pi adhesives tied oval REGISTERED NICOSIA CYPRUS d/s 20 JUL 51
CYPRUS

1951 3pi registered stationery envelope (Size H) 'THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED' imprint under the flap. Franked 18pi, 2pi and 6pi adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED NICOSIA CYPRUS' d/s '20 JUL 51'

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CYPRUS 1948 censored Insured Parcel docket complete with counterfoil for a parcel addressed to Salonica. Franked single 45pi & 1pi together with a vertical pair 4 1/2pi adhesives. The delivery time was 16 months, the parcel may have been detained in Egypt during the 1948/9 trouble. Egyptian censor in red bottom right.
CYPRUS

1948 censored Insured Parcel docket complete with counterfoil for a parcel addressed to Salonica. Franked single 45pi & 1pi together with a vertical pair 4 1/2pi adhesives. The delivery time was 16 months, the parcel may have been detained in Egypt during the 1948/9 trouble. Egyptian censor in red bottom right.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1934 F.F. envelope Via Broken Hill addressed to Mozambique franked 2 x 4d and a single 2d adhesive tied BROKEN HILL c.d.s. 1 AUG 34 Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1934 F.F. envelope 'Via Broken Hill' addressed to Mozambique franked 2 x 4d and a single 2d adhesive tied 'BROKEN HILL' c.d.s. '1 AUG 34' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1931 airmail taxed postcard addressed to Switzerland franked 2 x 20c and a single 30c adhesive tied KISUMU c.d.s. 30 OC 31 On arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1931 airmail taxed postcard addressed to Switzerland franked 2 x 20c and a single 30c adhesive tied 'KISUMU' c.d.s. '30 OC 31' On arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge.

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NEW GUINEA 1939 censored envelope addressed to London franked 2d adhesive tied RABAUL c.d.s. 7 OC 39 Boxed PASSED BY/8/CENSOR struck in violet 8 struck in red manuscript. OPENED BY CENSOR seal at left.
NEW GUINEA

1939 censored envelope addressed to London franked 2d adhesive tied 'RABAUL' c.d.s. '7 OC 39' Boxed 'PASSED BY/8/CENSOR' struck in violet '8' struck in red manuscript. 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal at left.

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STRAITS SETTLEMENTS KGV1 15c registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted in red for the Japanese occupation. Superb unused. The flap is not struck down.
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS

KGV1 15c registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted in red for the Japanese occupation. Superb unused. The flap is not struck down.

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FIJI 1903 1/2d + 1/2d stationery postcards overprinted SPECIMEN additionally handstamped ULTRAMAR in violet applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. Small closed pin hole left side.
FIJI

1903 1/2d + 1/2d stationery postcards overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additionally handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' in violet applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. Small closed pin hole left side.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA KGV 15c stationery envelope overprinted SPECIMEN additionally handstamped COLONIAS in red twice applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. Superb the flap is not stuck down.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

KGV 15c stationery envelope overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additionally handstamped 'COLONIAS' in red twice applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. Superb the flap is not stuck down.

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NEW HEBRIDES 1908 postcard addressed to New York franked New South Wales 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied by a legible NEW HEBRIDES VILA c.d.s. DE 12 08
NEW HEBRIDES

1908 postcard addressed to New York franked New South Wales 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied by a legible 'NEW HEBRIDES VILA' c.d.s. 'DE 12 08'

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HONG KONG 1944 stampless censored postcard Prisoner of War Post from Glasgow 29th Feb 1944 (leap year!) addressed to a British couple in Stanley Civilian Internment Camp. Japanese censor cachet and censors chop on the front.
HONG KONG

1944 stampless censored postcard 'Prisoner of War Post' from Glasgow '29th Feb 1944' (leap year!) addressed to a British couple in Stanley Civilian Internment Camp. Japanese censor cachet and censor's chop on the front.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1953 taxed airmail envelope from London addressed to Nairobi On the front boxed INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE/T 1/50 Cents TO PAY struck in violet. On value inserted in pencil. On the reverse single 1/- & 10c together with a marginal pair 10c postage dues tied NAIROBI POSTE RESTANTE c.d.s. 10 JY 53 The envelope has been opened for display.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1953 taxed airmail envelope from London addressed to Nairobi On the front boxed 'INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE/T 1/50 Cents TO PAY' struck in violet. On value inserted in pencil. On the reverse single 1/- & 10c together with a marginal pair 10c postage dues tied 'NAIROBI POSTE RESTANTE' c.d.s. '10 JY 53' The envelope has been opened for display.

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NIGERIA 1921 postcard addressed to Sussex franked 1d adhesive tied ZAIRA NORTHERN NIGERIA c.d.s. 19 NO 1921 LAGOS transit cancellation on the front.
NIGERIA

1921 postcard addressed to Sussex franked 1d adhesive tied 'ZAIRA NORTHERN NIGERIA' c.d.s. '19 NO 1921' 'LAGOS' transit cancellation on the front.

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CAMEROONS 1915 postcard headed 1st Btn Nigeria Rgt addressed to Luton. Franked 2 x 3c adhesives overprinted C.E.F/ 1/2d tied DUALA KAMERUN (b) c.d.s. 27 11 15 Scarce commercial usage of the adhesives.
CAMEROONS

1915 postcard headed '1st Btn Nigeria Rgt' addressed to Luton. Franked 2 x 3c adhesives overprinted 'C.E.F/ 1/2d' tied 'DUALA KAMERUN (b)' c.d.s. '27 11 15' Scarce commercial usage of the adhesives.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1931 registered airmail envelope addressed to Hamburg Germany franked 5/- & 20c adhesives tied oval KAMPALA REGISTERED d/s 5 APR 32 ATHENS transit cancellation on the front. The 5/- is elusive on cover.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1931 registered airmail envelope addressed to Hamburg Germany franked 5/- & 20c adhesives tied oval 'KAMPALA REGISTERED' d/s '5 APR 32' 'ATHENS' transit cancellation on the front. The 5/- is elusive on cover.

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NORFOLK ISLAND 1947 registered multi franked airmail envelope addressed to New Jersey. Franked includes the top value 2/- adhesive tied NORFOLK ISLAND AUS c.d.s. 3 SP 47 The registration label has NEW SOUTH WALES erased in blue. Scarce commercial usage.
NORFOLK ISLAND

1947 registered multi franked airmail envelope addressed to New Jersey. Franked includes the top value 2/- adhesive tied 'NORFOLK ISLAND AUS' c.d.s. '3 SP 47' The registration label has 'NEW SOUTH WALES' erased in blue. Scarce commercial usage.

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BERMUDA 1915 taxed stampless postcard from Bedford U.K. addressed to Hamilton. On arrival oval POSTAGE DUE/2d struck in black applied.
BERMUDA

1915 taxed stampless postcard from Bedford U.K. addressed to Hamilton. On arrival oval 'POSTAGE DUE/2d' struck in black applied.

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BERMUDA 1951 taxed airletter from Malaya 25c adhesive tied MUAR c.d.s. 27 JAN 51 On arrival in Bermuda scarce oval POSTAGE DUE/5d struck in black.
BERMUDA

1951 taxed airletter from Malaya 25c adhesive tied 'MUAR' c.d.s. '27 JAN 51' On arrival in Bermuda scarce oval 'POSTAGE DUE/5d' struck in black.

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BERMUDA 1943 local envelope franked 1d adhesive tied PAGET c.d.s. 33 APR 43 T in black circle together with 1d charge marking struck in black.
BERMUDA

1943 local envelope franked 1d adhesive tied 'PAGET' c.d.s. '33 APR 43' 'T' in black circle together with '1d' charge marking struck in black.

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NYASALAND 1911 1/2d stationery card addressed to Austria with message, uprated 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied BLANTYRE NYASALAND squared circle d/s MR 29 11 ZANZIBAR transit cancellation on the front.
NYASALAND

1911 1/2d stationery card addressed to Austria with message, uprated 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'BLANTYRE NYASALAND' squared circle d/s 'MR 29 11' 'ZANZIBAR' transit cancellation on the front.

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AUSTRALIA QE11 2/5d registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted SPECIMEN The flap is not stuck down. Superb.
AUSTRALIA

QE11 2/5d registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' The flap is not stuck down. Superb.

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AUSTRALIA 1915 envelope used within Egypt franked blocks of four Egyptian 2m & 4m adhesives cancelled 2nd AUST INF BDE FIELD P.O. c.d.s. 20 MR 15 A further strike on the front.
AUSTRALIA

1915 envelope used within Egypt franked blocks of four Egyptian 2m & 4m adhesives cancelled '2nd AUST INF BDE FIELD P.O.' c.d.s. '20 MR 15' A further strike on the front.

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NEW SOUTH WALES 1905 postcard 50th Anniversary Sydney Philatelic Society. Addressed to Ayr Scotland franked 5d adhesive tied ST JAMES HALL/5d/JUBILEEc.d.s. 2 DEC 05 A further strike alongside. CARLISLE & AYR SORTING CARRIAGE transit cancellation on the front. Small 6mm tear on the front top centre.
NEW SOUTH WALES 1905 postcard 50th Anniversary Sydney Philatelic Society. Addressed to Ayr Scotland franked 5d adhesive tied ST JAMES HALL/5d/JUBILEEc.d.s. 2 DEC 05 A further strike alongside. CARLISLE & AYR SORTING CARRIAGE transit cancellation on the front. Small 6mm tear on the front top centre.
NEW SOUTH WALES

1905 postcard 50th Anniversary Sydney Philatelic Society. Addressed to Ayr Scotland franked 5d adhesive tied 'ST JAMES' HALL/5d/JUBILEE'c.d.s. '2 DEC 05' A further strike alongside. 'CARLISLE & AYR SORTING CARRIAGE' transit cancellation on the front. Small 6mm tear on the front top centre.

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NEW SOUTH WALES 1897 local envelope franked 1/- Consumptives Home adhesive tied ENMORE c.d.s. JU 30 1897
NEW SOUTH WALES

1897 local envelope franked '1/- Consumptives Home adhesive tied 'ENMORE' c.d.s. 'JU 30 1897'

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1905 illustrated envelope Port Victoria, Adelaide addressed to New York redirected. Franked 2d & 1/2d adhesives tied GOODWOOD squared circle d/s NO 10 05 A little roughly opened at the top.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1905 illustrated envelope 'Port Victoria, Adelaide' addressed to New York redirected. Franked 2d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'GOODWOOD' squared circle d/s 'NO 10 05' A little roughly opened at the top.

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BASUTOLAND 1925 1d South African stationery card, with message, cancelled "QUTHING" c.d.s. 11 MAR 25.
BASUTOLAND

1925 1d South African stationery card, with message, cancelled "QUTHING" c.d.s. '11 MAR 25'.

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BASUTOLAND 1897 envelope to London re-directed to Holland franked C.G.H. 2d tied superb 210 BONC "MOHALESHOEK" c.d.s. alongside AU 14 97; "MAFETENG" transit on the reverse.
BASUTOLAND

1897 envelope to London re-directed to Holland franked C.G.H. 2d tied superb '210' BONC "MOHALESHOEK" c.d.s. alongside 'AU 14 97'; "MAFETENG" transit on the reverse.

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BASUTOLAND 1912 1d O.R.C. stationery post card with a long message on the reverse in French addressed to Switzerland; internally re-directed. Cancelled "MORIJA" c.d.s. JY 14 12. Attractive inter provisional usage.
BASUTOLAND

1912 1d O.R.C. stationery post card with a long message on the reverse in French addressed to Switzerland; internally re-directed. Cancelled "MORIJA" c.d.s. 'JY 14 12'. Attractive inter provisional usage.

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COOK ISLANDS 1928 envelope to Oakland franked d & 1d adhesives; "MARINE POST OFFICE/N.Z./R.M.S. MAUNGANUI" c.d.s. alongside.
COOK ISLANDS

1928 envelope to Oakland franked d & 1d adhesives; "MARINE POST OFFICE/N.Z./R.M.S. MAUNGANUI" c.d.s. alongside.

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AUSTRALIA 1916 stampless censored envelope addressed to Tasmania. Two line A.I.F./Passed by Censor No struck in violet initialed and dated 8/11/16 in pencil. Carried on convoy 26 Ulysses The back flap is missing
AUSTRALIA

1916 stampless censored envelope addressed to Tasmania. Two line 'A.I.F./Passed by Censor No' struck in violet initialed and dated '8/11/16' in pencil. Carried on convoy 26 'Ulysses' The back flap is missing

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ASCENSION 1934 taxed envelope addressed to Grand Cayman franked horizontal pair 1/2d Badge adhesives tied ASCENSION c.d.s. JA 23 34 On arrival 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives applied paying postage due. tied GEORGETOWN c.d.s.
ASCENSION

1934 taxed envelope addressed to Grand Cayman franked horizontal pair 1/2d 'Badge' adhesives tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. 'JA 23 34' On arrival 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives applied paying postage due. tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s.

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ADEN 1945 Aden Argus newspaper wrapper addressed to Chippenham franked 1/2a adhesive tied ADEN c.d.s. 26 JUN 45
ADEN

1945 'Aden Argus' newspaper wrapper addressed to Chippenham franked 1/2a adhesive tied 'ADEN' c.d.s. '26 JUN 45'

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1863 local envelope franked 2d adhesive tied G.P.O. ADELAIDE c.d.s. JA 10 63 A further strike on the front. Straight line TOO LATE struck in black.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1863 local envelope franked 2d adhesive tied 'G.P.O. ADELAIDE' c.d.s. 'JA 10 63' A further strike on the front. Straight line 'TOO LATE' struck in black.

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AUSTRALIA KGV1 stampless censored Red Cross envelope from Rome to an Italian P.O.W. in the Middle East. On arrival two line P.O.W./Murchison,Vic struck in violet. The prisoner had been transfered to Australia. Various censorship markings.
AUSTRALIA

KGV1 stampless censored Red Cross envelope from Rome to an Italian P.O.W. in the Middle East. On arrival two line 'P.O.W./Murchison,Vic' struck in violet. The prisoner had been transfered to Australia. Various censorship markings.

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MALTA 1942 Christmas blue cross censored Airletter addressed to Sheffield franked 3d adhesive tied VALLETTA c.d.s. DE 3 42
MALTA

1942 Christmas blue cross censored Airletter addressed to Sheffield franked 3d adhesive tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'DE 3 42'

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ST LUCIA 1943 censored envelope addressed to Jamaica franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied CASTRIES c.d.s. 6 SP 43 OPENED BY EXAMINER TT 4 seal at left TT 4 in manuscript. Early usage of the label.
ST LUCIA 1943 censored envelope addressed to Jamaica franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied CASTRIES c.d.s. 6 SP 43 OPENED BY EXAMINER TT 4 seal at left TT 4 in manuscript. Early usage of the label.
ST LUCIA

1943 censored envelope addressed to Jamaica franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '6 SP 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER TT 4' seal at left 'TT 4' in manuscript. Early usage of the label.

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BRITISH GUIANA 1923 taxed envelope addressed to Ohio franked 2c adhesive tied GEORGETOWN c.d.s. 29 JU 23 On arrival vertical pair 2c postage dues applied paying the New York charge.
BRITISH GUIANA

1923 taxed envelope addressed to Ohio franked 2c adhesive tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. '29 JU 23' On arrival vertical pair 2c postage dues applied paying the New York charge.

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AUSTRALIA 1927 envelope addressed to Java franked single 1/2d and a horizontal pair 1 1/2d adhesives tied by the oval KONINKLIJKE PAKSTVAARTR MAATSCHAPPIJ/ S.S. HOUTMAN ships cachet. Receiving d/s on the front. Rare usage of this Dutch maritime marking on Australian adhesives.
AUSTRALIA

1927 envelope addressed to Java franked single 1/2d and a horizontal pair 1 1/2d adhesives tied by the oval 'KONINKLIJKE PAKSTVAARTR MAATSCHAPPIJ/ S.S. HOUTMAN' ships cachet. Receiving d/s on the front. Rare usage of this Dutch maritime marking on Australian adhesives.

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