1953 taxed airmail envelope addressed to London franked 15c & 5c adhesives tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. '16 FE 53' On arrival horizontal pair 4d postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'LONDON W.C.' c.d.s. '27 FE 53'
1879 envelope addressed to Salem Massachusetts rated '6' in red pencil endorsed 'U.S.S. Ticonceroga/ Sierra Leone 6/ Ship's letter' On the reverse 'PAID AT SIERRA LEONE' double arc 'AP 16 1879' in red. 'PAID LIVERPOOL Br PACKET' transit and 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse. Tear to envelope at top right.
1899 1/2d stationery postcard with message from The National Bank addressed to Cape Town cancelled 'BARBERTON' c.d.s. '19 SEP 99' Boxed 'TE LAAT' in black, transit and receiving cancellations.
1901 6c stationery postcard with message addressed to San Jose Costa Rica cancelled 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'AP 15 01' A further strike below Aden & New Orleans transit cancelled with receiving cancellation all on the front. Scarce destination.
1876 envelope from the office of the Deputy Governor carried by Diplomatic Bag from Belize to London franked by two horizontal pairs Great Britain 1d reds, the envelope was put in the mails at St Martin's Place post office on March 16th and forwarded to Dawlish, receiving cancellation on the reverse. With fine, original descriptive letter, full transcript.
1900 envelope addressed to Manchester endorsed 'On Active Service, From 2779 D.L.O. I.Y' franked Cape 1d adhesive cancelled crown oval 'DISTRIBUTOR OF STAMPS/ JY 23 1900/ KURUMAN' This rare cancellation was used after the British reoccupation of the town in June 1900, the post office having been destroyed during the six month the Boers occupied Kuruman. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 1d Great Britain stationery envelope addressed to Wansford cancelled 'BATHURST GAMBIA' c.d.s. 'JU 18' with the year omitted, a further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1953 taxed airletter posted at sea on an Elder Dempster vessel addressed to Southampton franked marginal block of six Sierra Leone 1 1/2d Coronation adhesive, with lines around denoting invalid for postage. On the front 'BATHURST GAMBIA' c.d.s. '24 AU 53' 'T' & '5d/TO PAY' both struck in black in Bathurst. Great Britain 5d postage due applied on arrival.
1919 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Huddersfield franked 3 x 1d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED G.P.O. GAMBIA' d/s '15 NO 19' Rare straight line 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE' struck in black, applied in Bathurst, believed to be the only known example.
WW11 Censored printed naval "Gunji Yubin" stationery card from 'U-68' unit is Yokosuka Districk Naval yard (Yokosuka Chinjufu) 2nd Special Marine Corps, In the handwriting of of the commander General Hashiba and censored by himself writing to his father, with translation of the message which states 'It is useless to write as mails are so limited.
1864 'Mathieu & Co Price Current' wrapper addressed to Switzerland franked 8 pies Indian adhesive paying the printed matter rate cancelled 'PENANG P.O.' c.d.s. 'MA 9 64' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. A scarce usage, very few examples of this rate are recorded during the Indian period
1850 E.L. addressed to Paris Headed and dated 'Guatemala 1 Julie 1850' On the reverse is a fine strike of the 'BELIZE' double arc struck in black 'AU 10 1850' On arrival in Calais rated '15' Decimes paying the rate onward to Paris
1931 taxed Great Britain Three Halfpence stationery envelope addressed to a passenger on the Union Castle liner Llandalf Castle at Marseille. On arrival vertical pair 60c postage dues applied tied 'MARSEILLE' c.d.s. The envelope has been redirected to Mombasa where 5c & 10c postage dues applied paying the four Line violet Mombasa charge marking tied 'MOMBASA' c.d.s. '8 JY 31' Overstamped 'CHARGE NOT COLLECTED/FRESH LABEL REQUIRED' struck in violet. Numerous East African markings on the front 'KILINDINI' c.d.s. on the reverse '28 JY 31'
1948 registered airmail multi franked envelope Great Britain overprinted adhesives including the 5/- & 10/- tied 'TRIPOLI' c.d.s. '28 9 48' The back flap is missing.
1945 censored airmail envelope from Leeuwarden addressed to Johanessburg South African censor seal at left Inserted inside the envelope was the bilingual Postal Censorship note (G.P. - S.5056 - 1939 - 3000) with manuscript 'Nothing in envelope letter open'
1918 censored envelope addressed to Pittsburg franked 2 x 2c adhesives one overprinted 'WAR TAX' tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. '25 JUL 1918' 'OPENED/AND/Sealed/BY/Censor' seal at left in large letters, very few examples recorded.
1902 censored envelope addressed to Johannesburg franked horizontal pair 'E.R.I./Half/penny' on '2d adhesives' tied 'P.O. KLIP RIVER' c.d.s. '5 MR 02' (RR Putzel) receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1885 Cape 4d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Kofffefontein O.V.S. Franked additional 2d adhesive tied '145' barred oval numeral (Queenstown) Almost complete strike of the scarce 'KOFFIJFONTEIN O.V.S. ' c.d.s. '20 JAN 85' struck on the front in violet.
1933 2 1/2pi registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Bremen Germany additional 2 1/2pi adhesive applied tied oval 'REGISTERED FAMAGUSTA CYPRUS' d/s '30 JAN 33' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1921 postcard from 'Kikuyu' addressed to Paris France, stamp washed off. black two line 'ACCIDENT EN MER/CORRESPONDANCE INONODEE' struck in black, this marking was applied in Lyon. Recovered from an unlisted wreck (Listed in Hopkins page 87)
1919 envelope addressed to Surrey franked 3c & 6c adhesives overprinted 'G.E.A.' tied by the cogwheel 'MAHENGE' undated cachet struck in violet. Endorsed bottom left corner by Captain G Wyatt. On the reverse 'Dar Es Salaam' hatched transit cancellation '24 MAR 19'
1916 stampless 'On Active Service' postcard with message written from Durban. Cancelled 'POINT NATAL' c.d.s. 'FE 7 16' addressed to Bournemouth from L Cpl Spence, D. Company 9th Regiment Potchefstroom (Pretoria) Written just before Durban embarkation for the East Africa campaign.
1916 stampless censored envelope addressed to India. Two strikes of the two line 'I.E.F. "B" - F.P.O. No 306/POSTAGE FREE' struck in black. On the reverse 'F.P.O. 306' c.d.s. '22 MY 16' allocated to Taveta. Sent by Captain A S Stewart to the Hon A G Cardew of the Imperial Civil Service.
1921 6c stationery card overprinted 'G.E.A.' addressed to Germany cancelled 'WILHELMSTAL' c.d.s. '3 MR 21' Boxed 'DAMAGED BY/WATER' struck in violet. Carried on the 'Kalyan' and arrived Marseille April 21. Water penetrated the No 2 hatch ventilator in a gale in the Mediterranean.
1915 censored envelope with enclosed long letter addressed to Sweden franked 15c adhesive tied 'KISMAYO' c.d.s. '14 DE 15 'OPENED BY CENSOR/UNDER/MARTIAL LAW' seal at left FN1 bright green on white, tied 'MOMBASA' c.d.s. '29 DE 15' The envelope is addressed to a priest student in Stockholm.
1919 taxed envelope franked horizontal strip of three 3c adhesives overprinted 'G.E.A.' tied 'ARMY TELEGRAPHS KL' c.d.s. '30 JL 19' 'KL' was allocated to Kilosa. The envelope was under franked by 1c Imperial rate raised to 10c 1/7/19 to 15/12/19 On arrival in London '1/2d F.B.' handstamp applied. 1/2d GB postage due applied and cancelled, the charge was not collected and boxed 'CHARGE NOT COLLECTED/FRESH LABEL REQUIRED' Second 1/2d due applied and tied.
1916 envelope addressed to Spanish Guinea franked horizontal strip of four Nigerian 1/2d adhesives tied 'DUALA (KAMERUN)b' c.d.s. '15 3 16' This cancellation was withdrawn on 17th March. A scarce destination. The envelope has ironed out creasing.
1924 taxed envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'HOBART/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/LONDON APRIL 1924/AUSTRALIA'S OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s '18 JAN 24' Scarce 'CTMS/T' in black manuscript '37 1/2' On arrival vertical pair 20c postage dues applied paying the charge.
1913 1d illustrated stationery card 'Victoria Fall, Rhodesia. The Highest Bridge in the World' addressed to Belgium cancelled 'LIVINGSTONE' c.d.s. '15 SEP 13' receiving cancellation on the front.
1950 Registered insured (Insured for SHS.2400/- (SHS. Two thousand four hundred only) addressed to Dar Es Salaam. Franked 370 cents 40c inland 2oz rate. 30c Registration. 300 Cents insurance, adhesives tied 'TABORA' c.d.s. '26 SP' Year (50) omitted. Scarce Red/Black 'Insured' label.
KGV1 Perak censored 2c stationery postcard overprinted for the Japanese occupation with message headed and dated 'PENANG 6th July 2603' Boxed 'MALAYA/2cts/POSTAGE' alongside. Addressed to Singapore.