1882 Entire letter addressed to Buenos Aires Argentina 'Via Aden & Mauritius' Franked 17c adhesive tied 'MAURITIUS B53' duplex index '4' Oval 'GOUDIN, COUTANCEAU & Co PORT LOUIS, MAURICE' strick in red. "LONDON' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse. A rare destination.
Undated stampless WW1 envelope from a Prisoner of War. Cancelled 'FROM PRISONER OF WAR FREE/P C/MALTA' struck in black partly overstamped 'POST FREE PRISONERS OF WAR/P/C.' struck in magenta.
1937 registered envelope addressed to Oxford carried by French airmail Multi franked with Great Britain overprinted adhesives including '1 FRANC' on 2/6d' Seahorse tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. CASABLANCA' d/s '31 MY 37' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1937 envelope addressed to Manchester via French airmail franked Great Britain overprinted block of four and three singles '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '7 MY 37' "PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1934 envelope addressed to South Africa endorsed in pencil' Via London' Carried by French airmail via Paris. Multi franked with Great Britain adhesives including '1 FRANC' on '2/6d' Seahorse 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1932 envelope carried by french Airmail addressed to Huddersfield franked Great Britain overprinted '10 CENTIMES' on '1d' '15 CENTIMES' on ' 1 1/2d' and two vertical strips of four '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '21 SP 32' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1934 envelope carried by French Airmail to London franked Great Britain overprinted '25 CENTIMES' on '2 1/2d' and '1 FRANC' on '2/6d' Seahorse tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '3 OC 34' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1960 Airletter uprated 6d adhesive from East London addressed to Victoria Australia. The Qantas Constellation aircraft crashed at Mauritius, the envelope was salvaged and delivered together with a letter of explanation from G.P.O. Melbourne. A rare survivor.
1935 envelope addressed to Huddersfield carried by the French Airmail via Paris franked Great Britain overprinted adhesives in the French currency including '6 FRANCS' on '5/-' Seahorse tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' d/s '5 MY 35' "Paris' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1845 Entire Letter 'Per Ryder Aly' headed 'New York Nov 8 1845' addressed to Kingston Jamaica rated '1/4' in manuscript. Fine two line 'JAMAICA/SHIP LETTER' struck on arrival. On the reverse 'KINGSTON JAMAICA' double arc c.d.s. 'DE 10 1845'
1956 large part 6d Airletter addressed to London cancelled 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '24 JU 56' Violet three line 'SALVAGED/ARGONAUT AIR/CRASH KANO' cachet. A B.O.A.C. Argonaut plane hit a tree and burst into flames and crashed at Kano Airport a small amount of mail was salvaged. 19 people were saved out a total of 38 passengers and 7 crew.
1942 multi censored airmail envelope from an German internee at Andalussia internee camp addressed to Munster Germany franked 3d & 6d adhesives tied 'CAPE TOWN' c.d.s. '4 X! 42' Crown oval camp cachet in violet. South African and German censor markings.
1941 multi censored 3As registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Bombay franked additional 2 1/2As adhesive tied 'ADEN/REG' c.d.s. '4 NOV 41' Boxed 'CENSOR/ADEN' cachet struck in violet, together with Indian censor seal and cachet.
1940 censored envelope addressed to Plymouth franked 1 1/2d adhesive alongside 'LONDON I.S. H.M. SHIPS' c.d.s. '15 JA 40' On the reverse 'Passed by Censor/Office of Vice -/Admiral, Malta' struck in green initialed in blue manuscript.
1943 registered censored envelope addressed to Cape Town South Africa franked 1d, 1/- & 6d adhesives tied oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE MALTA/REGISTERED' d/s '17 AU 13' Censor seal at left. Scarce 'BARCLAYS BANK/(MALTA) registered etiquette.
1878 Stampless On Her Majesty's Service registered envelope addressed to Berlin cancelled 'REGISTERED NASSAU' c.d.s. 'JU 28 78' struck in red. Oval Crown 'REGISTERED' cachet and 'REGISTERED LONDON' transit datestamp all in red. 'HANNOVER - BERLIN' registered T.P.O. registration etiquette. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1932 envelope addressed to Munich franked overprinted 3d adhesive tied 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/LINIE/HAMBURG/OAST AFRIKA/C' c.d.s. '28 1 32' Staright line 'D. Ussukuma' of the Woermann line.
1931 envelope addressed to Munich franked overprinted 3d adhesive tied oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKA/LINIE/111' d/s '10 12 31' allocated to the Woermann Wangoni
1929 envelope addressed to France franked 6d adhesive tied "LAGOS' c.d.s. '30 AU 29' A further strike alongside. Straight line 'LATE FEE PAID' struck in violet. The 6d cost of the letter comprises (for 2 oz) 2 1/2d + 1 1/2d and 2d for the 'Late Fee' The back flap is missing.
1879 envelope in the handwriting of Captain (Admiral) Hay addressed to Sidmouth franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl.14 tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'JY 6 79' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.,
1923 local envelope franked 2d adhesive tied 'HOBART/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/LONDON APRIL 1924/AUSTRALIAS OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s '14 AUG 23'
1943 censored envelope addressed to Los Angeles franked block of four 1d adhesive cancelled 'SUVA' c.d.s. '26 OCT 43' A further strike alongside. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER X/111' seal.
1946 taxed stampless envelope addressed to Lindos. Great Britain 3d postage due applied overprinted 'M.E.F.' paying the manuscript charge,m tied by the scarce re-issued 'RR. POSTE ITALIANE* LINDO (RODI EGEO)' c.d.s. ' 1 1 46'
1924 taxed envelope addressed to New York franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/ALWAYS ASK FOR/AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s '10 NO 1924' On the reverse 2c,5c & 1c pre-cancelled U.S. postage dues applied paying the Australian octagonal charge mark.
1916 censored taxed envelope to Switzerland franked horizontal pair 1/2d 'Union' adhesives tied 'OMARURU' c.d.s. '5 MAY 16' On arrival 30h postage due applied paying the manuscript charge tied 'BERN' c.d.s. Censor cachets and label front & back.
1918 censored 4c stationery postcard from The Sarawak Museum addressed to Switzerland cancelled "KUCHING' c.d.s. '5 AUG 1918' A further strike on the front 'SINGAPORE' transit cancellation and two line Italian cen
1942 Censored stampless lettersheet addressed to Italy from an Italian Prisoner of War Camp 359 (Burguret) cancelled 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. '27 OCT 42' On the reverse 'P.O.W./359/E.A.F.' cachet in violet.
1942 Censored stampless lettersheet from an Italian Prisoner of War at Camp 361 (Athi River) cancelled 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. '22 MAY 42' On the reverse 'P.O.W./361/E.A.F.'
1943 Censored stampless lettersheet from an Italian Prisoner of War at Camp 353 (Gilgil) addressed to Italy 'P.O.W. E.A.C' c.d.s. '21 JAN 43' On the reverse 'P.O.W./353/E.A.F.' cachet in violet.
1939 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1c,3c & 2c adhesives tied boxed 'K.N.S.M./S.S. CRYNSSEN' d/s '3 JAN 1939' alongside 'PAQUEBOT TRINIDAD' c.d.s. 'JA 4 39'
1940 multi censored envelope addressed to London franked horizontal pair 3/4pi adhesives tied 'LIMASSOL' c.d.s. '15 MY 40' with red circular 'PASSED MILITARY CENSOR/CYPRUS' This cachet was used on mail posted in the civil postal service but found to be from soldiers by the civil censor and therefore handed over to the military for special censorship. signed by the censor. Very few examples are recorded. 'PASSED BY CENSOR CYPRUS/6' applied by the civil censor.
1934 postage due label (5952.1.31-1,500) for one letter which has a deficient postage amounting to 4d. franked horizontal pair 2d adhesives tied 'PORT MORESBY'' c.d.s. '23 MY 34' Rare usage.
1945 censored stampless letter sheet from an Italian Prisoner of War addressed to Italy Boxed 'EVACUEES MAIL/POSTAGE FREE' On the flap 'ITALIAN EVACUEE CAMP NO 1A/KENYA COLONY' both struck in violet. Cancelled 'E.A.C. P.O.W.' c.d.s. '28 1V 44'