1928 taxed envelope addressed to Vienna Austria franked 9c adhesive tied 'COLOMBO' slogan d/s '11 JAN 1928' On arrival vertical pairs 20c & 2c postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'WIEN' c.d.s.
1948 passenger ticket issued for a voyage on S.S. Ramses between Colombo & Singapore (On Deck without food) Franked 5c adhesive tied 'HAMBURG - AMERIKA LINE COLOMBO AGENCY / VOLKART BROS' oval struck in violet.
1944 censored Air Mail Forces Letter Card franked 20c adhesive tied 'E.A. A.P.O. 78' c.d.s. '10 V111 44' located at Horana addressed to Croydon from Capt. T.C. Williams 3rd Northern Rhodesia Regiment.
1916 stampless censored 'On Active Service' postcard addressed to Surrey cancelled two line 'I.E.F. "B: - F.P.O. 301 / POSTAGE FREE' cachet in black and 'F.P.O. 301' hatched c.d.s. '14 JU 16' Crown boxed censor '3316' Smuts restarted his offensive into GEA on May 22. The attack consisted of one column along the Usumbara railway to the east.
1916 stampless 'On Active Service' stampless postcard addressed to Pretoria . From a Sapper in the 103 2nd South African Regiment at Kilindini. Cancelled 'F.P.O. 307' hatched c.d.s. '22 JL 16' Two line 'I.E.F. "B" F.P.O. No 307 / POSTAGE FREE" cachet struck in black. Part of the Western Column commanded by Smuts.
1915 censored stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Dublin. Two line 'I.E.F. "B" - F.P.O. No 25 / POSTAGE FREE' cachet struck in violet located at Kajiado Head. Fancy crown 'CENSORED / INDIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE B / BASE OFFICE B" in violet. On the reverse 'F.P.O. NO 25' hatched c.d.s. '34 JU 15' together with receiving cancellation
1944 stampless O.H.M.S.' envelope with enclosure written on Presidential notepaper written in Tongan signed Ata Balimia. Premiers Office cachet in violet bottom left corner initialed. 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '20 NO 44' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1934 taxed envelope (Opened out for display) envelope addressed to a passenger on the Cunard 'R.M.S. Lancashire c/o Thos Cook. Lisbon. Franked 2d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'SLIEMA B.O. MALTA' c.d.s. '9 AP 34' On arrival Portuguese postage dues applied paying the manuscript fee tied oval 'LISBOA CENTRAL' d/s '16 4 34'
1941 censored envelope addressed to Indiana at left Royal Navy / Merchant Navy / Because They serve We Live' patriotic label, tied Cape Town 1/2d & 1d machine meter mark (N190) '7 V111 41' Censor seal at left side.
1943 stampless 'On Active Service' postcard dated '14th April 1943' addressed to Scotland 1d 'For Our Ally / Medical Aid For Russia' patriotic label tied 'POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL' cachet struck in red.
1941 envelope addressed to Philadelphia redirected to Washington D.C. franked 2 x 1 1/2d adhesives with 'V' label tied 'DURBAN' machine d/s '5 V111 41' Light vertical fold at far right.
1942 envelope addressed to Northern Rhodesia franked 1 1/2d adhesive together with 1d patriotic label issued by the Gifts & Comforts Committee with 'V' in the centre tied 'JOHANNESBURG' machine d/s '8 1 42'
1898 registered envelope addressed to Christiana Norway franked '2 1/2 PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' and 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'FE 11 98' Light London transit cancellation on the front, transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. A rare destination. The back flap is missing.
1937 envelope addressed to London locally redirected franked 1/2d paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'NYAMANDHLOVU' c.d.s. ';16 NOV 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. The back flap is missing.
1917 censored envelope addressed to France franked 2 x 10c and a single 5c adhesive overprinted for the East African Belgium Occupation tied 'BPCVPK NO 11' c.d.s. ' 6 11 17' allocated to Gottorp. On the reverse censored manuscript by Commandant of the Brigade Nord and signed twice. French censor seal at left.
1935 envelope addressed to St Louis franked 1c, 2c & 3c adhesives tied 'GEORGETOWN BRITISH GUIANA' c.d.s. '25 MR 35' 'C.N.S. "LADY HAWKINS" PURSERS OFFICE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS" double circle cachet struck in violet.
1901 censored 1d stationery card with message from a French Prisoner of war at Deadwood Camp addressed to Paris. Cancelled 30 bars 4 x 15 forming a circle 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'JU 7 01' alongside. Double circle 'CENSOR PRISONER OF WAR' struck in violet initialed 'E.W.' (E Walton)
1925 2d postage + 3c registration (5c) registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to the U.S.A. Franked vertical pair 2c adhesives tied 'REGISTRATION BELIZE' c.d.s. '3 DE 25' New York transit and receiving cancellations.
1901 1d stationery card with long message from a German Prisoner of War in Broad Bottom Camp addressed to Germany cancelled 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'MY 25 01' 'PRISONER OF WAR BROAD BOTTOM CAMP / CENSOR; initialed in red manuscript 'A.W.P. This reputed to be the earliest known use of the 'A.W.P.' censorship in red. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1941 censored envelope from Buenos Aires Argentina addressed to Bahamas. PORT OF SPAIN TRINIDAD' transit cancellation on the reverse Green/White 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal at left applied in Nassau.
1935 airmail envelope addressed to Brisbane Australia franked 2/- & 4 1/2d adhesives tied 'AIR MALTA' c.d.s. '5 APR 35' struck in violet ' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1909 Registered envelope addressed to Germany franked 1/- adhesive tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. 'NO 27 09' Oval REGISTERED TURKS ISLAND' below. Birmingham & London transit cancels on the back. German Railway registration etiquette on the front.
1944 Censored envelope from Operation Tabarin addressed to New Zealand franked overprinted 1d adhesive tied 'SOUTH SHETLANDS' c.d.s. '2 JUL 1944' Crown 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 35' seal at left side. Port Stanley transit cancellation of 15th December on the reverse.
1894 Taxed stampless envelope addressed to Italy cancelled 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. of the French Post Office '6 MARS 94' Small 'T' in triange. Addressed to Milan Italy on arrival 50c postage due applied tied 'MILANO' c.d.s. On the reverse large part 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE' octagonal datestamp.
1949 multi franked registered envelope adhesives tied 'KEETMANSHOOP' c.d.s. 'FE 11 49' Addressed to Israel blue manuscript 'Palestine' Two line 'MAIL SERVICE / SUSPENDED' struck in black. 'RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN' c.d.s. on the reverse '16 11 49'
1944 1a stationery envelope from the January 1944 printing uprated 1/2a adhesive tied 'ADEN' c.d.s. '2 JY 44' Addressed to Aden Camp receiving cancellation on the reverse. Small specks of toning right side.
1891 2c stationery card addressed to Port Louis cancelled '34' barred numeral allocated to Riviere Des Anguilles proving strike on the reverse. On the front 'MAURITIUS' c.d.s. 'MR 25 91' Carrier/3 dated cachet on the reverse
1886 2c stationery card with message addressed to Rose Belle cancelled '10' barred numeral cancellation allocated to Flacq. Proving and receiving cancellations on the front.
1900 envelope addressed to Leicester franked horizontal strip of four 'THREE PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'DE 14 00' 'R' in black oval. Registration etiquette on the reverse.
1900 envelope endorsed 'From F. W. Pantlin S - Sergt N.S.W. Army Medical Corps.' Frederick Pantlin was a Staff - Sergeant in the Second Contingent. Endorsed and dated bottom left corner 'PRETORIA 19 AUG 1900' Addressed to Sydney. Franked 2 x New South Wales 1/2d adhesive tied 'ARMY A.P.O. 55 S AFRICA' c.d.s. 'AU 21 00' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1908 postcard addressed to Sydney franked 1d adhesive tied by a fine strike of the scarce 'POST OFFICE SAVU SAVU' triple circle cachet struck in violet. 'LEVUKA' transit cancellation '11 DE 1908' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1906 Registered 'THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY' illustrated envelope addressed to Reunion. Franked 2c & 25c adhesives, the 25c overprinted 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' tied 'MAURITIUS' c.d.s. 'FE 12 06' Oval registration cachet manuscript '290' in blue crayon. Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Small tear at bottom, repaired by hinge.
1940 Stampless 'On Active Service' envelope from a Sergeant in the Gold Coast Regiment, written from Nairobi addressed to Takoradi Gold Coast. Boxed 'POSTAL FRANK / ARMS POSTAL SERVICES / E.A.F.F.' & 'PASSED BY MILITARY / CENSOR / No. 80' both struck in violet. On the reverse 'A P S E A F ' c.d.s. 'JY 22 40'
1882 Registered entire letter addressed to Rome franked Great Britain 4d grey - brown Pl.17 together with a single and a horizontal pair 1d lilac adhesives tied 'A25' with oval 'REGISTERED MALTA/B' d/s '20 MY 82'; struck in red. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1929 air mail envelope addressed to Chicago franked single 2d, 6d and horizontal pairs 2 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES1st AIR MAIL ST LUCIA' with 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. on the front '25 SP 29'