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GAMBIA 1947 registered airmail envelope addressed to the UK franked single 5/- 5d & 1/3d adhesive tied oval REGISTERED GAMBIA d/s 3 MY 47 receiving cancellation on the reverse.
GAMBIA

1947 registered airmail envelope addressed to the UK franked single 5/- 5d & 1/3d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED GAMBIA' d/s '3 MY 47' receiving cancellation on the reverse.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1934 FF airmail envelope addressed to Madagascar franked 1/- & 1d adhesives tied BROKEN HILL c.d.s. 1 AUG 34 Receiving cancellation on the reverse
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1934 FF airmail envelope addressed to Madagascar franked 1/- & 1d adhesives tied 'BROKEN HILL' c.d.s. '1 AUG 34' Receiving cancellation on the reverse

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GAMBIA 1942 censored registered multi franked envelope addressed to Durban South Africa. Adhesives tied EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID c.d.s. 5 OC 42 On the front A.P.O.-U-M.P.K. 29 c.d.s. of the same date applied by the South African forces. Boxed Censor cachet bottom left initialed.
GAMBIA

1942 censored registered multi franked envelope addressed to Durban South Africa. Adhesives tied 'EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID' c.d.s. '5 OC 42' On the front 'A.P.O.-U-M.P.K. 29' c.d.s. of the same date applied by the South African forces. Boxed Censor cachet bottom left initialed.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1926 envelope to Washington D.C. franked horizontal strip of 3 x 1d adhesives tied "LUANSHYA" c.d.s. 17 SE 26.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1926 envelope to Washington D.C. franked horizontal strip of 3 x 1d adhesives tied "LUANSHYA" c.d.s. '17 SE 26'.

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KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA 1959 commercial usage from Barclays Bank KGV1 40c registered stationery envelope (Size K) (THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO. LTD) imprint addressed to London with additional 5/- 2/- & 1/- adhesives tied oval REGISTERED MOMBASA KENYA d/s 8 AP 59 horizontal crease left side does not detract. Rare usage.
KENYA UGANDA TANGANYIKA

1959 commercial usage from Barclays Bank KGV1 40c registered stationery envelope (Size K) (THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO. LTD) imprint addressed to London with additional 5/- 2/- & 1/- adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED MOMBASA KENYA' d/s '8 AP 59' horizontal crease left side does not detract. Rare usage.

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GAMBIA 1942 censored Airmail envelope addressed to Barbados. Franked vertical pair 2/6d adhesive tied BATHURST c.d.s. 13 OC 42 At left OPENED BY EXAMINER 7219 seal. On the front A.V.2 in violet double circle applied transit through Trinidad.
GAMBIA

1942 censored Airmail envelope addressed to Barbados. Franked vertical pair 2/6d adhesive tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '13 OC 42' At left 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 7219' seal. On the front 'A.V.2' in violet double circle applied transit through Trinidad.

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GOLD COAST 1944 registered censored envelope "THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY/GOLD COAST BRANCH" franked 3d, 6d & 1/- adhesives tied "REGISTERED/ACCRA GOLD COAST" date stamp. Black/white OPENED BY/EXAMINER 783. Addressed to Geneva.
GOLD COAST

1944 registered censored envelope "THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY/GOLD COAST BRANCH" franked 3d, 6d & 1/- adhesives tied "REGISTERED/ACCRA GOLD COAST" date stamp. Black/white 'OPENED BY/EXAMINER 783'. Addressed to Geneva.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1930 4d registered stationery envelope (Size H2) addressed to Huddersfield. Franked 2 x 1d adhesives tied "LIVINGSTONE" c.d.s. 6 OCT 1930
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1930 4d registered stationery envelope (Size H2) addressed to Huddersfield. Franked 2 x 1d adhesives tied "LIVINGSTONE" c.d.s. '6 OCT 1930'

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1943 multi censored postcard addressed to Switzerland franked 1d adhesive tied light "SESHEKE" c.d.s. 9 JAN 43. Local & British censor handstamps & German censor in maroon code "X" applied in Paris.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1943 multi censored postcard addressed to Switzerland franked 1d adhesive tied light "SESHEKE" c.d.s. '9 JAN 43'. Local & British censor handstamps & German censor in maroon code "X" applied in Paris.

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GAMBIA 1940 multi franked airmail envelope with letter addressed to Maidstone U.K. Adhesives tied by the rare Bathurst via Imperial cancellation dated 27 AU 40 struck in black. The letter states that the envelope will be carried by a special flight - almost certainly the return trip by the Clyde
GAMBIA

1940 multi franked airmail envelope with letter addressed to Maidstone U.K. Adhesives tied by the rare Bathurst via Imperial cancellation dated '27 AU 40' struck in black. The letter states that the envelope will be carried by a special flight - almost certainly the return trip by the 'Clyde'

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GAMBIA 1938 local envelope. Franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied "BATHHURST" c.d.s. 11 AU 38 In use for one week before the error was spotted and withdrawn.
GAMBIA

1938 local envelope. Franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied "BATHHURST" c.d.s. '11 AU 38' In use for one week before the error was spotted and withdrawn.

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GAMBIA 1950 airmail envelope addressed to Guildford. Franked 5d, 6d & 1d adhesives tied "T.P.O. No 2 RIVER GAMBIA" c.d.s. 2 JU 50
GAMBIA

1950 airmail envelope addressed to Guildford. Franked 5d, 6d & 1d adhesives tied "T.P.O. No 2 RIVER GAMBIA" c.d.s. '2 JU 50'

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GAMBIA 1941 Air mail cover to England from an Officer in the R.M.V.R. franked 5/- & 6d adhesives tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. 26 NO 41. Fancy boxed "PASSED by CENSOR/BATHURST" cachet in violet.
GAMBIA

1941 Air mail cover to England from an Officer in the R.M.V.R. franked 5/- & 6d adhesives tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. '26 NO 41'. Fancy boxed "PASSED by CENSOR/BATHURST" cachet in violet.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1934 First Flight envelope addressed to Madagascar. Franked horizontal marginal strip of three 4d and a single 3d adhesive tied"BROKEN HILL" c.d.s. 1 AUG 34 Transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1934 First Flight envelope addressed to Madagascar. Franked horizontal marginal strip of three 4d and a single 3d adhesive tied"BROKEN HILL" c.d.s. '1 AUG 34' Transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.

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GAMBIA 1941 censored airmail envelope with enclosed letter from Paymaster Sub Lieutenant G Whitcroft R.N.V.R addressed to Hampshire U.K. franked 1/- 2/- & 2/6 adhesives tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. 28 NO 41 Oval dated toombstone bottom left "MIAMI" transit cancellation on the reverse JAN 8 1942
GAMBIA

1941 censored airmail envelope with enclosed letter from Paymaster Sub Lieutenant G Whitcroft R.N.V.R addressed to Hampshire U.K. franked 1/- 2/- & 2/6 adhesives tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. '28 NO 41' Oval dated toombstone bottom left "MIAMI" transit cancellation on the reverse 'JAN 8 1942'

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NORTHERN RHODESIA KGV 4d registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted "SPECIMEN Superb.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

KGV 4d registered stationery envelope (Size G) overprinted "SPECIMEN' Superb.

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1949 4d registered stationery envelope (Size G) addressed to Denmark. Franked 2 x 1/- adhesives tied "KITWE" c.d.s. 2 V11 49
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1949 4d registered stationery envelope (Size G) addressed to Denmark. Franked 2 x 1/- adhesives tied "KITWE" c.d.s. '2 V11 49'

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UGANDA 1899 envelope to Birmingham franked 1a adhesive tied by a very fine strike "LUBAIS" c.d.s. MY 18 99
UGANDA

1899 envelope to Birmingham franked 1a adhesive tied by a very fine strike "LUBAIS" c.d.s. 'MY 18 99'

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NORTHERN RHODESIA 1932 underpaid taxed envelope to South Africa franked 2d adhesive tied LIVINGSTONE" c.d.s. 26 OCT 32 On arrival 2d postage due applied paying the charge.
NORTHERN RHODESIA

1932 underpaid taxed envelope to South Africa franked 2d adhesive tied LIVINGSTONE" c.d.s. '26 OCT 32' On arrival 2d postage due applied paying the charge.

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UGANDA 1903 envelope addressed to London Franked 1a adhesive tied by the scarce "MASAKA" c.d.s. "JU 23 03" (Proud lists this as the first date of use for the cancellation) Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
UGANDA

1903 envelope addressed to London Franked 1a adhesive tied by the scarce "MASAKA" c.d.s. "JU 23 03" (Proud lists this as the first date of use for the cancellation) Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.

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NORTH BORNEO 1923 envelope to Sussex on arrival redirected to France. Franked 6c adhesive tied "SANDAKAN" c.d.s. 23 FEB 1923 On arrival horizontal pair G.B. 11/2d adhesives applied paying the redirection.
NORTH BORNEO

1923 envelope to Sussex on arrival redirected to France. Franked 6c adhesive tied "SANDAKAN" c.d.s. '23 FEB 1923' On arrival horizontal pair G.B. 11/2d adhesives applied paying the redirection.

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GAMBIA 1946 underpaid envelope to Scotland franked 11/2d adhesive tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. 10 NO 46 Handstruck "T" and "2d/ TO PAY" applied in Bathurst.
GAMBIA

1946 underpaid envelope to Scotland franked 11/2d adhesive tied "BATHURST" c.d.s. '10 NO 46' Handstruck "T" and "2d/ TO PAY" applied in Bathurst.

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