1918 censored envelope addressed to Holland franked 15c overprinted 'G.E.A.' tied 'BUKOBA' c.d.s. 'AP 9 18' Very fine strike triangular 'POSTAL/CENSOR/KISUMU' struck in violet. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Central vertical fold.
1915 censored envelope addressed to Chicago franked single 3c and two 6c adhesives tied 'ELDORET' c.d.s. 'SE 6 15' Boxed 'PASSED BY/POSTAL CENSOR/MOMBASA' struck in violet.
1916 censored envelope addressed to India franked 6c adhesive tied 'FORT PORTAL' c.d.s. '10 MA 16' Green on off-white censor seal (FP2b) tied boxed 'PASSED BY/POSTAL CENSOR/MOMBASA' struck in violet. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1916 stampless envelope addressed to Cheshire with two line 'F "B" F.P.O. No 306/POSTAGE FREE' stuck in back. Censored bottom left corner in manuscript 'F.P.O. No 306' hatched c.d.s. on the reverse '3 MY 16' allocated to Taveta.
1878 entire addressed to Paris franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl. 10 watermark Orb tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' upright duplex 'JU 12 78' Carried by rail via Madrid Spanish T.P.O. on the front.
1876 entire addressed to Lyon franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl. 3 Watermark Anchor tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'MY 10 76' French T.P.O. struck in red on the front, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1876 entire addressed to Genoa 'Pr First Steamer' franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl. 2 Watermark Anchor tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'JA 16 76' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1952 taxed airmail envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked horizontal pair 6d adhesives tied 'BULAWAYO' tied slogan d/s '1 APR 1952' On arrival 2 x 10c and 3 x 3c pre cancelled postage dues applied paying the charge.
1920 1d illustrated stationery card 'Victoria Falls, Rhodesia. Western or Devil's Cataract' with message written by a missionary addressed to Belgium. Cancelled 'VICTORIAL FALLS' c.d.s. '3 APR 1920' Receiving c.d.s. on the front.
1903 Formula 'REPLY' stationery with message from the Postmaster addressed to Chaux de Fonds cancelled 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JA 6 02' 'NEW YORK' and Cabo Verde transit cancellations on the reverse, receiving cancellation on the front. Scarce usage.
1929 4 1/2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Perth uprated 3d adhesive tied 'REGISTERED SYDNEY N.S.W.' c.d.s. '7 JL 29' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1932 registered airmail envelope addressed to Aberdeen franked 6d Roo and single 3d & 2d Heads adhesives tied 'LAUNCESTON' c.d.s. '8 JA 32' Unusual three line 'Air Mail/from Launceston/Reference No 1347' struck in violet, number in pencil.
1942 multi censored envelope from Shropshire addressed to a Jewish internee Tatura camp No 4 Australia. On arrival large two line 'INTERNMENT CAMP/TATURA, VIC' applied in violet.
1912 taxed stampless envelope from Munster Germany addressed to Johannesburg. Boxed '5d' two line bilingual 'UNKNOWN' both struck in black 5d postage due applied paying the charge tied 'JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '2 JAN 13' Locally redirected. 'RETURNED LETTER BRANCH JOHANNESBURG' on the reverse.
1950 registered censored envelope addressed to Brighton franked 3/- adhesive tied 'NAIROBI' c.d.s. '18 MR 40' Boxed censor cachet at bottom left countersigned by a Major in the Royal Artillery. Full signature and rank on the reverse.
1904 postcard from Switzerland addressed to Jamaica. Straight line 'Missent to Bahamas' struck in black. 'UP PARK CAMP' squared circle receiving datestamp on the front 'FE 26 04'
1901 envelope franked Great Britain 1d lilac tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE' c.d.s. 'MY 19 01 from F.P.O. 16 Addressed to Burgher Camp Dept Pretoria. Large violet triple circle 'PASSED PRESS CENSOR KLERKSDORP/DATE/19 MEI 1901' initialed.
1902 censored illustrated envelope stationery 'Poynton Bros' franked horizontal pair 1/2d adhesives tied 'PRETORIA' c.d.s. '3 APR 02' 'ARMY POST OFFICE POTCHEFSTROOM' c.d.s. on the front 'AP 4 02' On the reverse 'FIELD POST OFFICE' c.d.s. from F.P.O. 100
1901 envelope addressed to Broad Bottom Camp St Helena redirected to Deadwood franked vertical pair Great Britain 1d lilacs tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE SOUTH AFRICA' c.d.s. 'OC 5 01' From F.P.O. 16 Large black 'PASSED PRESS CENSOR KLERKSDORP/DATE/6 OC 01' Alongside boxed 'BURGER CAMP.' cachet in violet with stop.
1901 censored envelope franked 1d adhesive overprinted 'V.R.I.' tied 'PRETORIA' c.d.s. '11 OCT 01' addressed to Diyatalawa Camp Ceylon. At the top A Boer seal used by the British with 'Z.A.R. Republiek' crossed out in red ink. A rare usage of a Boer seal used by the British.
1901 censored envelope addressed to Diyatalawa Camp Ceylon franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'HEIDELBURG' c.d.s. 'DE 18 01' Large part Blue/White 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' seal reputed to be the only known example, overstamped triangular 'PASSED/BY/CENSOR' in violet initialed.
1941 censored envelope addressed to Nairobi franked ' 4 1/2 PIASTRES' on '5m' adhesive tied 'E.A. A.P.O.2' c.d.s. '8 111 41' A further strike below. Boxed censor cachet on the reverse.
1943 registered censored envelope addressed to New York franked 20pi and 2pi adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED KHARTOUM' d/s '12 SE 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/MM/5351' seal. The 20pi is rare on cover
1939 censored airmail envelope stationery Equatorial Corps addressed to London franked 5pi and 2 x 5m adhesives tied 'JUBA' c.d.s. '11 NOV 39 at left large 'HEADQUARTERS EQUATORIAL CORPS/TORIT/NO. HQ. EC...' dated cachet '13 NOV 1939' struck in violet with manuscript 'Censored' signed by the Commanding Officer.
1941 multi censored AV2 envelope from Columbia South Carolina addressed to Khartoum mailed on the Pacific route via Hong 'VICTORIA' transit cancellation on the reverse 25 APR 41' 'A.V.2' in violet circle applied in Hong Kong. On arrival 'SUDAN/1/CENSORSHIP' seal overstamped triangular 'PASSED/CENSOR/SUDAN18' handstamp. Roughly opened at right side.
1918 Censored envelope addressed to South Wales, the adhesive washed off, part '(ATBAB(A)' c.d.s. countersigned by commanding officer bottom left. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/IN SEA WATER I.S.' struck in black. On the reverse 'SHELLAL-Halfa T.P.O. No 1' c.d.s. '26 MR 18' Carried on the Kingstonian which was attacked by a German U boat on 11th April 1918
1954 large part 'Sudan Government' wrapper with label inscribed 'This item was amongst mail/salavaged from B.O.A.C. Comet/Galyy which came down in the/sea north of Stromboli on/8th April 1954' cancelled 'SUDAN AIR MAIL KHARTOUM' hatched c.d.s. '29 IV 54' A further strike on the wrapper. On 8th April 1954 Comet G-ALYY left Rome for Cairo. It came down north of Stromboli with 14 passengers and 7 crew on board. Later 2 bags of mail came to the surface, both containing mail for Sudan. One was dealt with at Khartoum and the other containing surface mail, at Rome.
1917 censored 5m stationery envelope addressed to Cairo cancelled 'DILLING' c.d.s. '17 DEC 17' Triangular censor marking (number illegible The few known covers from this campaign have illegible censor numbers) Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. A scarce cover from The Nyima Patrol. The Post Office was opened at Dilling in June 1917 specifically to handle mail of personal associated withy the Nyima Patrol. It closed in March 1918 following the capture of Chief Agabna and his 200 followers who had been raiding Kasha in the Nyima Hills.
1952 registered Express envelope addressed to Rome franked Great Britain overprinted B.A.ERITREA '50 CENTS' on 'FIVE PENCE' & '65 CENTS' on 'EIGHT PENCE' tied 'ASMARA ERITREA' c.d.s. '3 5 52' Red/Black 'EXPRESS' label. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1945 7d Airletter with message addressed to Sussex England cancelled by large unframed 'H.M.S. HOBART TOKYO JAPAN' c.d.s. in red '2 SEPT 1945' Alongside 'POST OFFICE/MARITIME/MAIL' in red.
1917 registered censored envelope addressed to Switzerland franked by a range of the 1d Red Cross adhesives tied 'REGISTRATION TRINIDAD' c.d.s. 'FE 2 17' Three examples of the 'One Fraction' Trinidad Red Cross labels (Two types) French censor seal at right overstamped by oval censor cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1924 3d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Germany franked on the reverse horizontal strip of three and a horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED LAGOS' d/s '4 JY 24' Straight line 'LATE FEE' (Late fee was 2d) Oval Plymouth transit cancellation and receiving cancellation.
1908 postcard addressed to Cape Colony franked 1/2d adhesive tied '39' Barred numeral allocated to Tiger River Transit and receiving cancellations on the front.
1895 Formula stationery card with message franked '1 1/2d' on '2d' bright mauve overprinted Coat of Arms. 'ZAND RIVER O.V. STAAAT' c.d.s. alongside 'OCT 29 95' (Putzel RR)
Undated postcard with message on the reverse addressed to Scotland franked 1d adhesive tied by very fine '40' barred numeral allocated to Boschvarkfontein. Putzel lists as RR Some toning on the card.
1928 registered envelope addressed to Scotland franked 50c adhesive tied rare 'RIVERSDALE BRITISH HONDURAS' T.R.D. struck in vioiet '4 MAY 1928' with Town name and country inverted. U.S. Transit cancellation on the reverse.