1933 postcard addressed to Natal Brazil franked 1/2d, 6d & 1/- Elephant & Palm adhesives tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '3 JU 33' Carried on German catapult airmail service to Brazil. 'LUFTPOST D. WESTALEN' c.d.s. '6 JUN 1933' and boxed cachet of the Westfalen Catapult struck in violet. Very few examples of the Westfalen Gambia service are known, this is the first I have seen using Gambian adhesives.
1914 stampless censored postcard from a German P.O.W. addressed to Germany. Boxed 'FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR' cachet struck in black and 'POST FREE PRISONERS OF WAR / P.C.' struck in violet.
1915 Great Britain overprinted '5 CENTIMOS' on 'HALFPENNY' stationery card with message written in Hebrew addressed to the Chief Rabbi Gibraltar. Cancelled 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TETUAN' c.d.s. '18 JA 15' a further strike alongside, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 censored cigarette thank you card addressed to California franked 1d adhesive tied 'ZAIRA' c.d.s. '1 FEB 41' with a fine strike in violet of the boxed 'PASSED / BY UNIT / CENSOR 29'
KG.V. 3c + 3c stationery card overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additional handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the five colonies.
1896 stampless taxed 'On Her Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to Aldershot '(Active Service) No stamps procurable' cancelled 'WADI - HALFA / CAMP' c.d.s. '4 SE 96' Boxed 'T' alongside. Countersigned by of the Officer Commanding bottom left. Charged '1d; by the London foreign branch. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1942 censored envelope from Tongan Mission of Seventh Day Adventists addressed to Sydney franked 1/2d and a horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '24 FE 42' 'Opened by Censor' seal at left and straight line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet in violet, both applied in Tonga.
1926 Great Britain overprinted 3d + 1 1/2d (4 1/2d) registered stationery envelope (G) with additional overprinted 1/2d adhesive tied 'FRANCISTOWN' c.d.s. '12 JAN 1926' Boxed violet registration cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1939 censored postcard addressed to Germany franked 3c adhesive tied 'TORONTO' machine d/s 'AUG 24 1939' German censor handstamp on the front. Mailed 10 days before the outbreak of WW11
1935 registered envelope addressed to Brighton franked 1 1/2d & 3d Jubilee together with a 1/2d adhesive with plate '3' in margin tied 'TULAGI' c.d.s. '1 OC 35' transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1820 Entire Letter addressed to Bethel Codrington from John Winter manager of Barbuda, letter refers to the trouble and expense of negroes "their heads are filled with emancipation" 2/2' erased and '4/2' inserted in manuscript. Packet rate to Falmouth 1/2 Inland 11d Double = 4/2 small Antigua fleuron on the reverse. Transcript of letter included.
1820 Entire Letter addressed to Bethel Codrington from John James the island overseer concerning estate news rated '2/2' Packet rate to Falmouth 1/3 Inland 11d (Falmouth to Doddington) = 2/2' Antigua large fleuron, five examples are recorded from Barbuda.
1943 stampless War Economy 'On His Majesty's Service' airmail envelope addressed to St Albans cancelled 'NASSAU' c.d.s. '18 FEB 43' Carried on Yankee Clipper Boeing 314 operated by Pan Am crashed and sank in the River Tagus Lisbon. Some mail was salvaged. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-Water' cachet struck in violet, applied on mail addressed to the U.K.
1931 Registered First Flight cover British Guiana - Salvador franked 2c & 60c adhesives tied 'AIR MAIL BRITISH GUIANA' c.d.s. '6 FE 31' Boxed flight cachet on the front, receiving cancellation on the reverse. 29 covers flown.
1943 stampless censored envelope from an internee at Camp No 8 Eastern Command addressed to the U.K. Four line 'SERVICE / Prisoners of War / C.S. Thane, Lt. Col / Comdt, Hay' struck in maroon. Boxed 'CAMP COMMANDANT / No 8 INTERNMENT CAMP' struck in violet. Sydney machine datestamp 'DEFENSE FORCE NO POSTAGE REQUIRED'
1934 taxed postcard addressed to Denmark franked uncancelled Great Britain overprinted '90 CENTIMES' on 'NINE PENCE' adhesive on arrival 20 ore & 1ore postage dues, together with a 15 ore adhesive tied by receiving cancellation.
1913 usage Western Australia 'ONE PENNY' on 'TWO PENCE' stationery lettercard addressed to Hannover uprated Australian 1/2d Tasmania 'ONE PENNY' on '2d' adhesive tied 'EUDUNDA S.A.' squared circle d/s 'OC 16 13'
1910 envelope addressed to New Jersey franked 25c New Caledonia overprinted adhesive tied 'PORT-VILA' c.d.s. '16 AVRIL 10' A further strike on the front. Sydney transit cancellation on the reverse.
1948 taxed airmail envelope from Cape Town addressed to Mwanza Octagonal charge marking & and small boxed bilingual 'OVER 1/2oz' On arrival 1/- and vertical pair 40c (on the reverse) postage dues applied paying the charge. tied 'MWANZA' c.d.s. '24 JY 48' The 1/- is very rare on cover.
1941 censored 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Elmina Gold Coast cancelled 'A.P.S. E.A.' c.d.s. '6 JA 41' Violet censor cachet 'No.137' struck in violet countersigned.
1907 German 10pf stationery card from Basel Mission Duala addressed to Hannover cancelled oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST / LINIE / HAMBURG / WEST AFRIKIA / XLV' d/s '8.3.07' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1941 censored envelope addressed to London franked Nigeria 2d & 1/2d adhesive tied 'VICTORIA - CAMEROONS UNDER BRITISH MANDATE' c.d.s. '17 JA 41' White seal at left overstamped 'PASSED BY CENSOR NIGERIA /19' struck in red.
1898 10pf overprinted German stationery card headed and dated 'Bonaku 4 Juli 1898' with message addressed to Germany cancelled 'KAMERUN' c.d.s. '25 7 98' small corner fold bottom left.
1929 stampless 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' envelope addressed to London cancelled 'PORT STANLEY' c.d.s. '9 JA 29' together with a fine strike 'FALKLAND ISLANDS / OFFICIAL PAID' cachet struck in black.
1938 envelope addressed to France franked 10c & 5c adhesives in combination with New Caledonia 5c adhesive tied 'INTER ISLANDS POSTAL SERVICE c.d.s. 28 OC 38' and 'VILA' c.d.s. '2 NO 38' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1915 taxed censored Field Service postcard probably from a member of the Bermuda Regiment serving on the Western Front cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE 62' c.d.s. '30 DE 15' On transit through New York the card has been taxed. Feint Bermuda censor on the front. Charge appears not to have been collected.
1940 taxed airmail envelope addressed to Accra Gold Coast franked 1/- & 30c adhesives tied 'KIAMBU' c.d.s. '23 NO 40' On the reverse horizontal pairs 2d & 3d Gold Coast postage dues paying the manuscript charge tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '30 NO 40'
1943 registered censored airmail envelope addressed to The British Philatelic Association. London franked Nigeria 1/- & 6d adhesives tied 'VICTORIA - CAMEROONS UNDER BRITISH MANDATE' c.d.s. '6 DE 43' On the reverse manuscript (Permit 8815) this was required for any items of intrinsic value.
1943 registered censored airmail envelope addressed to The British Philatelic Association London franked Nigeria 3d & 1/3d adhesives tied 'VICTORIA - CAMEROONS UNDER BRITISH MANDATE' c.d.s. '11 OC 43' On the reverese manuscript 'Permit 7882' this was required for any items of intrinsic value.
1942 censored envelope addressed to British Red Cross, French section. London franked 1d and on the reverse horizontal pair 1d adhesives (one damaged) tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '13 MAY 42' 'BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY ACCRA GOLD COAST BRANCH' cachet in violet on the front.
1953 photographic postcard addressed to Weybridge franked Singapore 35c adhesive tied 'COCOS ISLAND' c.d.s. '2 OC 53' Fine boxed 'BAY AIR / FROM / KEELING COCOS / ISLANDS' struck in violet.
1901 1d orange on blue wove paper embossed stationery envelope cancelled 'MOORE TOWN' c.d.s. 'JA 31 01' authorised for postal use by the collector of revenue to send out tax bills.
1918 registered envelope addressed to Birmingham franked horizontal strip of three 'WAR STAMP 1 1/2d' on '2 1/2d' adhesives tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'FE 21 18' Patriotic naval label. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1944 censored airmail postcard addressed to Marlborough franked 6d & 3d adhesives tied 'HAMILTON' c.d.s. '11 JA 44' 'PASSED BY CENSOR BERMUDA / 27' struck in green. Light corner fold bottom left.
1942 censored Airletter was diagonal Red Cross from Brigadier T.W.R. Haycroft addressed to his brother in Devon. Franked Great Britain 1/2d & 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 41' c.d.s. '3 SP 42' Crown miliary censor '3159' struck in violet, stated to be the only recorded example from Sierra Leone. The airletter was made available to West African forces in 1942 from surplus stock issued to Gibraltar.
1898 printed illustrated envelope showing 'The Dragons Mouth' 'THE Twins' and 'The Eagles Nest' addressed to Canterbury. Franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'WAIRAKEI' c.d.s. '17 FE 98'
1916 stampless censored 'On Active Service' postcard addressed to New Zealand 'N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL PONT - DE - KOUBBNEH CAIRO / Free' triple circle struck in violet 'QUBBA BRIDGE CAIRO' c.d.s. '10 1 16' Red manuscript censor marking applied by a major.
1884 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 6d & 2d side face adhesives tied 'WG / 1' oval straight line of bars. Red manuscript ' 1 1/2' accountancy marking. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Some toning.
1899 3d registered stationery envelope (F) '30,000/5./98 - 2705' addressed to Melbourne franked additional horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'CHRISTCHURCH' c.d.s. '30 OC 99'
1946 stampless formula P.O.W. lettersheet (a.w. 200m 5/44) from a seaman on the German raider 'Kormoran' (P.O.W. number 42166) Written from Murchison Camp cancelled 'MELBOURNE' c.d.s. '25 JUL 1946' Straight line 'APPROVED FOR TRANSMISSION BY CAMP COMMANDANT' struck in violet.