1933 4d registered stationery envelope (H) overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additionally handstamped 'SPECIMEN' by the receiving postal authority. The Flap is not stuck down. Superb.
1918 censored postcard addressed to San Diego franked Great Britain overprinted 1d adhesive tied 'GABERONES' c.d.s. '4 DE 18' Additional South African 1d War Label - "1918 S.A.R. & H - BIG PUSH" The Railways and Harbours contribution to the Govenors General's Fund tied 'PASSED CENSOR' in black circle with blue manuscript '23'
1931 registered envelope marked '1st Experimental Service Airmail' addressed to Maitland Cape. Franked Great Britain overprinted corner marginal block of four 1d and 2 x 1d and a single 4d adhesive tied 'FRANCISTOWN' c.d.s. '15 DEC 31' The envelope is reputed to have been flown from Francistown on the 15th December to Maitland (Cape Town) via Union Airways. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1915 envelope addressed to New Zealand internally redirected franked Egyptian horizontal strip of three 2m adhesives tied 'N.Z. ADVANCED BRIGADE / FIELD / POST OFFICE / N.Z. DIVISION' c.d.s. '25 JA 15' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1936 underpaid envelope addressed to Port Of Spain Trinidad franked 2c adhesive tied 'GEORGETOWN' machine d/s '4 APR 1936' "T" in black circle, blue manuscript '25' On arrival 2d postage due applied tied 'G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'AP 7 36' Heavy hinge remainders on the reverse.
1954 stampless registered envelope addressed to Fleet Mail Officer Tokyo. Cancelled 'BRITISH FLEET MAIL' c.d.s. '22 MR 54' with boxed registration cachet of the "F.M.O." On the reverse is the attached certificate of Registered Posting.
1916 'On Active Service/No Stamps' envelope addressed to London cancelled 'IKOM SOUTHERN NIGERIA' c.d.s. 'FE 4 16' struck in violet-black. Countersigned bottom right corner by a Captain in the Royal Artillery on 11th January. Calabar transit cancellation on the reverse.
1903 envelope addressed to Hannover, redirected several times before being returned to Johannesburg. Franked 3 x 1d adhesives tied 'JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '9 NOV 03 'OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE RETURNED LETTER OFFICE PRETORIA' seal tied 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '16 MR 1904' A variety of cancellations on the reverse.
1945 Illustrated Christmas Greetings Airletter India 1945' with message marked "FORCES MAIL" addressed to Entebbe locally redirected. Cancelled 'E.A. A.P.O. 79' c.d.s. '10 X11 45' Signed at the bottom. Receiving cancellation on the front.'
1944 stampless registered parcel label with boxed 'Army Postal Service' registration cachet. Cancelledon the reverse A.I.F. FIELD P.O. 0102' (HQ 8th infantry brigade Toga Qld) c.d.s. 14 FEB 44' Receiving cancellation 'A.I.F. FIELD P.O. 12' three days later.
1945 underpaid airmail envelope addressed to Durban South Africa franked 2 x 4d and asingle 1d & 9d adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JU 5 45' OOn arrival vertical pair 6d, horizontal strip of thgree and 3 single 3d postage dues applied, on the reverse single 2d and a horizontal strip of four (one scuffed) dues applied paying the manusript '3/8d' charge.
1931 "Consignee" envelope addressed to New York franked 1d adhesive tied 'NEW YORK PAQUEBOT' duplex 'JUN 4 1931' 'BERMUDA & WEST INDIES S.S. LTD S.S. DOMINICA/ POSTED AT SEA' cachet bottom left corner.
1906 postcard addressed to Johannesburg franked 1/2d small arms tied 'BULAWAYO' c.d.s. '1 DEC 06' On arrival returned to Bulawayo, where the rectanguiar boxed 'OFFICIALLY RE-ADDRESSED' applied, struck in black.
1956 stampless envelope addressed locally cancelled 'UMTALI N.' c.d.s. '5 OCT 1956' This was the cancel used at the Umtali Native Counter. A small "T" in black circle to pay the double deficiency (postage rate was 2 1/2d) Great Britain overprinted 3d & 2d postage dues were affixed tied 'UMTALI' c.d.s. '8 OCT 1956' A very scarce usage of the Native Counter cancellation.
1902 censored envelope addressed to Cape Town franked horizontal pair 1/2d adhesives tied 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'JU 6 02' Double traingle 'PASSED / BY / CENSOR / HEAD OFFICE / STR HELENA' struck in violet. A further circular 'PASSED CENSOR CAPE TOWN' struck in black.
1910 postcard dated and headed "March 7th Grenada" addressed to Grand Rapids franked horizontal pair Great Britain 1/2d adhresive tied 'BARBADOS G.P.O.' c.d.s. '8 MA 10' Tripe oval 'POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' violet datestamp '8 MAR 1910'
1898 1a stationery card headed 'Chief Accountants Office, Uganda Railway, Kilindini' addressed to Beth. Cancelled 'KILINDINI MOMBASA' squared circle d/s '24 DE 98' Receiving cancellation alongside.
1953 underpaid envelope addressed to Eshowe Zululand franked 50c adhesive tied 'NAIROBI' cancellation '4 MR 1953' On arrival horizontal strip of three 1d South African postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'ESHOWE' c.d.s. '8 V1 53'
1928 50c registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Bradford franked 5c & 10c adhesives tied 'HOEY'S BRIDGE' c.d.s. 'MR 26 28' Mombasa transit cancellation.
1942 censored envelope addressed to Iraq franked 1d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'CAPE TOWN' machine d/s '16 11 42' Scarce patriotic naval label on the front, on the reverse "V/BRITAINS' BOMBED CITIES RELIEF FUND' label. Indian censor strip at the leftside.
1931 1 1/2d stationery envelope uprated with Antigua 3 x 1d and single 2 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'ST JOHN'S' c.d.s. 'JU 22 31' Addressed to St Lucia with receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1905 Great Britain 1/2d yellow-green stationery wrapper overprinted 'LEVANT' with additional 'CANCELLEDS' in manuscript across the stamp. Ex De La Rue archives. H&G E12
1921 '7 1/2 Piastres' on Great Britain 5d orange on cream registered stationery envelope (H) with 'McCorquodale & Co Ltd' imprint under the flap with 'F.P.' horizontal dating code (Die 1)
1909 Great Britain overprinted '1d' on '2d + 1d' brown on buff registered envelope (G) showing 'MB' horizontal code under the flap and with just 'REGISTRATION' on the reverse. RP26G/H&G C17
1929 envelope addressed to Bristol franked 1 1/2d adhesive perfin "UFQ" tied 'AVONMOUTH' c.d.s. '14 OC 29' Large violet 'OCEAN MAILS/EX......' with straight line 'S.S. CARARE' of the Fyffes Line. Includes a photografic postcard of the vessel.
1907 underpaid postcard addressed to Turin Italy franked 1/2a adhesive tied 'LIMURU' c.d.s. '2 JA 07' The card underpaid the 1a rate and was charged 10L on arrival tied Torino squared circle d/.s
1957 envelope, opened at left side a little roughly, addressed to an islander at Abaokoro Hospital with boxed 'MISSENT TO / NAURU' cachet in violet. Nauru cancellation on the front '4 AP 57'
1934 illustrated Imperial Airways Flighgt cover addressed to Brisbane franked 3d, 2/- & 1d adhesives tied 'ZOMBA' c.d.s. '3 DEC 34' Various transit cancellations on the reverse. The 2/- Keyplate is from the Second MSCA printing.