1943 censored wrapper from an Italian P.O.W. at camp 361 Kajiado On the reverse scarce 'CAMP 361 EAST AFRICAnCOMMAND' struck in violet carved from bark, with manuscript '/c' On the front 'P.O.W. E.A.C' c.d.s. '25 MAY 43' and violet censor cachet.
1879 outer wrapper addressed to Livorno franked Great Britain horizontal pair v1d red Pl.160 and a single 1/2d Pl.10 tied 'MALTA A25' 'MR 17 79' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1907 postcard View from foot of Green Mountain, Ascension 3,000 ft above seal level addressed to Truro. Franked Great Britain 1d adhesive tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. '19 AU 7'
1916 postcard addressed to Adelaide Australia. Franked Brazil 100reis and Barbados 1d adhesive tied 'BARBADOS' c.d.s. '21 MA 16' Written by Jack Calder a naval seaman on H.M.A.S. Melbourne attached to the American Station (H Force) whilst on West Indies patrol.
1794 long entire letter from Richard McNamara concerning estate matters to James Neave in London 'Pr Packet' charged 2/- with a good strike of the first type 'MONTSERRAT' handstamp. London arrival backstamp.
1890 stampless envelope addressed to Liege Belgium with a fine first type oval 'AKASSA' datestamp '29 JUN 90' in violet. 'T' handstamp applied in London. On the reverse 'OSTENDE - VERVIERS' T.P.O. cancellation, together with receiving c.d.s. Blue crayon '50' and a final charge (after some confusion) of 1 Franc. Unusual
1909 postcard from Truro addressed to Kinston. On arrival receiving cancellation together with boxed 'ADVERTISED' and two months later a further Kingston cancellation with a straight line 'UNCLAIMED' 'RETURNED LETTER BRANCH KINGSTON' struck in red 'SE 28 09' Returned to the U.K. Boxed 'Undelivered for reason stated' cachet applied in London struck in violet.
1898 registered envelope from Colonial Office Kingston addressed to Paris. Franked 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' and 'THREE PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JU 6 98' A further strike alongside., transit and receiving cancellations. Registration etiquette on the reverse.
1848 Entire Letter written from H.M.S. President at Simons Bay dated April 12th reporting their departure to Mauritius to lay down moorings and to Madagascar to settle a dispute with the natives, their departure delayed by the death of Commander Dawes of the Nimod, the Admiral's only son, who died of fever up the Mozambique. Addressed to Italy sent to England by naval bag and posted at Farnham prepaid 8d in cash. Handstamped red framed 'PF' in error crossed out and replaced 'PD' 'BOULOGNE' teransit cancellation and 'FRANCO SARZANZA' straight line handstamp.
1949 Formula registered envelope (G) addressed to the U.S.A. Franked horizontal pair 6d and a single 2d adhesive tied 'GRAND TURK' c.d.s. 'JA 10 49' Transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1929 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Chicago. Additional 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1898 Soldiers letter endorsed at top 'From C.J. Johnson Writer I Of Ascension' Addressed to Portsmouth. Franked Great Britain 1d lilac tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. 'AU 11 98' Countersigned by the Commanding Officer bottom left 'PLYMOUTH SHIP LETTER' c.d.s. on the reverse. 25mm closed tear at top.
1895 envelope addressed to Norway. Franked 15c adhesive tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'JU 17 95' code '5' A further strike alongside, receiving cancellation on the reverse. Scarce destination.
1917 postcard headed 'Port Morant/Berbice B.G.' Addressed to the U.S.A. Franked horizontal pair 2c adhesives tied 'NIGG' c.d.s. '28 SEP 1917' 'GEORGETOWN' transit cancellation.
1925 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to New York with additional 4d adhesive tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. 'NO 3 26' Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1916 photographic censored postcard showing tents at night signed Hiesinger from U Koch at St Clements Camp addressed to Germany. Oval 'FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR MALTA/P.C.' struck in magenta.
1940 censored envelope addressed to Guernsey Channel Islands. Franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST GEORGES' c.d.s. '18 JUN 40' Rectangular 'NO SERVICE/RETURN TO SENDER' struck in violet applied in London. Guernsey was occupied on 30th June 1940
1910 Great Britain overprinted '10 CENTIMOS' on 'ONE PENNY' stationery postcard with attached reply half. Addressed to Germany. Cancelled 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SAFFI' c.d.s. '6 DE 01'
1929 U.S. 1c stationery card, no message addressed to New Jersey U.S.A. Cancelled by the straight line 'TRISTAN DA CUNHA' applied by typewriter signed and dated 'A.R. POOLEY/24 2 29' Carried from the island on the Duchess of Atholl. 'LONDON F.S.' machine d/s transit cancellation. Rare usage.
1916 taxed envelope addressed to London. Franked two horizontal pairs 1/4d adhesives tied 'ST JOHN'S' c.d.s. '10 NO 16' Antigua introduced a 1/2d War Tax in September 1916 This envelopes pays the correct postage 1d surcharged because War Tax unpaid Charge 1d postage due on arrival. Scarce usage.
1962 Old Mutual Fire and General complete combined insurance certificate for Makumbi Mission. Franked single 10/- & 3/- together with a vertical pair 4d Revenue adhesives tied by the oval 'OLD MUTUAL FIRE AND GENERAL' d/s ' 6 JUN 1962'
1896 registered envelope addressed to Philadelphia. Franked Great Britain overprinted '80 PARAS' on '5d' adhesives tied 'F87' Oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s alongside '13 FE 96' transit and receiving cancellations.
1911 registered 'A R' envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked horizontal pair Great Britain overprinted horizontal pair '1 PIASTRE' on '2 1/2d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANINOPLE' c.d.s. ' On the front two strikes oval 'AR' in black. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1910 registered envelope addressed to New York. Franked Great Britain 1/2d overprinted 'LEVANT' and '1 3/4d' on '4d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '13 JU 10' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1952 airmail envelope addressed to Denmark. Franked 3pt adhesive tied 'KHARTOUM' machine d/s '25 OCT 1952' On arrival vertical pair 15 ore postage dues applied paying the manuscript charge.
1900 envelope addressed to Dresden Germany. franked 2d & 1d Inter Island local adhesives tied 'PORT VILA POST A.N.H. Co Ltd' c.d.s. '11 DEC 00' A further strike below.
1947 registered airmail envelope addressed to Canada redirected to Los Angeles. Franked single 20c & vertical pair 25c on the front (Corner damage) and a further vertical pair 25c on the revers, all overprinted 'B.M.A.' tied 'SANDAKAN' c.d.s. '10 Mr 47' 'A.V.2' in black circle on the front.
1864 Soldiers letter sent from a Private J Grundy to Derbyshire. Franked Great Britain 1d star tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'MY 21 64' Endorsement of Colonel Anderson Commanding Officer 22/Regt'
1940/41 stampless censored envelope addressed to P.O. Box 209 Amsterdam. Red/White 'OPENED BY/CENSOR/51' seal. 'V' (Victory) in manuscript. No adhesives or postal markings. Unusual.
1892 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 2 1/2d adhesive cancelled 'RAROTONGA' c.d.s. '3 OC 92' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.