1869 envelope addressed to St Andrews Scotland. Franked Great Britain 6d adhesive tied 'C' On the reverse unframed 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. '6 NO 69' 'M/N'R' circular cachet in red of the Northern Railway. A little creased bottom left corner.
1935 internal registered envelope. Franked 1d & 3d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED KUMASI' d/s '2 JUN 35' On the front manuscript 'Unclaimed/Addressee left for England' On the reverse straight line 'UNCLAIMED' and manuscript 'Not Called for' initialed.
1934 taxed airmail envelope from Netherlands addressed to Singapore. On arrival 12c postage due applied paying the manuscript charge, tied 'SINGAPORE' c.d.s. '16 MR 34'
1906 stampless On His Majesty's Service envelope from the Colonial Postmaster addressed to Germany. Cancelled 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JY 31 06' Alongside 'ST VINCENT/OFFICIAL/PAID' cachet struck in black.
1939 censored 5c stationery envelope addressed to Bristol. Uprated 1c & 2c adhesives tied 'REMBAU' c.d.s. '30 NO 1939' Three line censor cachet. Some toning.
1925 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked 3d adesive tied oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/LX111' cachet '6 12 23' Handstamped "Wahehe" ships cachet below in violet. Woermann Line vessel.
1941 censored O.H.M.S. airmail envelope addressed to Accra. Franked vertical pair and a single 1/- adhesive tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '2 JA 41' Countersigned bottom left corner from a Captain Adjutant 4th Bn Gold Coast Regiment, West African Field Force. Crown censor cachet '2996' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1969 airmail envelope addressed to Houston Texas. Backstamps and return address shown the orgin in Biafrta. Smuggled out by an Irish priest at the Catholic Mission Mbutu Ngwa. Put in the mail from Ireland.
1910 1d Great Britain overprinted stationery card with message addressed to Casablanca Morocco. Cancelled 'BEYROUT BRITISH POST OFFICE' c.d.s. 'DE 16 10' transit and receiving cancellations.
1939 censored envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked 2 1/2d and 1d Coronation adhesives tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '21 DE 39' At right 'OPENED BY CENSOR' in black on green paper with '1' inserted. The only known example of the label.
1914 registered envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 3d Gold Coast adhesive tied 'LOME TOGO' c.d.s. '23 12 14' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1941 censored airmail envelope from an internee in St James Internment Camp. Franked single 6c and a pair 12c adhesives tied 'PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'FE 12 41' Double oval 'INTERNMENT CAMP TRINIDAD & TOBAGO' struck in violet.
1944 censored airmail envelope addressed to New York. Franked 1/- & 2d adhesives tied readable 'ROSEAU' c.d.s. '4 MR 44' A further strike below. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER' seal at left manuscript 'R R/10' unrecorded number.
1941 censored envelope addressed to New York. Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'ROSEAU' c.d.s. '14 Jy 41' A further strike alongside. Straight line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' in violet.
1940 censored envelope addressed to London. Franked vertical pair 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'G.P.O. BARBADOS' c.d.s. '2 MR 40' Two line 'RETURNED/BY CENSOR' struck in violet. The only recorded example. Returned to the sender on 4th March.
1939 envelope franked 1d Coronation' adhesive tied 'SOUTH GEORGIA' c.d.s. 'MR 28 39' addressed to Northern Rhodesia, forwarded to Belgium Congo where numerous adhesives were added for the registered airmail to Philadelphia where it arrived on 17th June.
1936 postcard addressed to Germany. Franked 6c adhesive tied 'SINGAPORE' c.d.s. '19 DE 1936' A seal of the German Cruiser 'Emden' on the front. From a sailor on the naval ship.
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to London. Franked single 3d and a horizontal pair 6d adhesives tied 'FREETOWN' c.d.s. '24 JY 43 Carried from Lisbon on B.O.A.C. G-AGES flying boat which crashed in dense fog against Mount Brandon Ireland. Two line 'DAMAGED BY/FIRE IN TRANSIT' cachet in violet. Slight fire charring. One of two recorded examples from Sierra Leone.
1916 Stampless crested envelope of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, addressed to Mildura Australia. Oval 'NO 2 AUSTRALIAN/COMMAND DEPOT/11 SEP. 1916/POST OFFICE/WEYMOUTH' oval cachet in violet.
1936 illustrated envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked New Zealand 1d adhesive tied 'PITCAIRN ISLAND N.Z. POSTAL AGENCY' c.d.s. '18 MR 38' Radio Communications cachet on the front.
1905 stampless 'Consignee' envelope addressed to London Per Royal Mail Steam Packets Esk & Trent, thought to have been posted on the Esk at Grenada and first put in the mail at Port of Spain Trinidad. 'PORT OF SPAIN' cancellation on the front 'OC 4 05' As Esk was an inter island ship it would turn about at Trinidad. At Barbados which was the transfer station the letter changed ships and was taken by Trent to Southampton. Straight line 'PAQUEBOT' applied in black. Charged '2d' by the Foreign Branch in London.
1919 envelope addressed to Stockholm. Franked horizontal strip of five Great Britain 1/2d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. '2 AU 19' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1920 multi franked registered FRONT addressed to Liverpool Franked High value Great Britain overprinted and unoverprinted adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '12 MR 20'
1913 envelope addressed to Michigan U.S.A. Franked Great Britain 1d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'MR 10 13' Straight line 'PAQUEBOT' alongside in violet.
1909 1d Great Britain overprinted stationery card with short message addressed to Germany. Uprated overprinted 1/2d & 2 1/2d adhesives paying the registered fee tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'SP 12 09'
1939 envelope to Lagos. 'Per Inaugural flight Takoradi - Lagos air mail' Carried on Elders Colonial Airways Survey Flight, franked 3d adhesive tied 'TAKORADI' c.d.s. '4 AP 39' receiving cancellation on the reverse. Around 30 letters were carried.
1907 registered envelope addressed to London. Franked six examples 1/2d adhesives cancelled 'KUMASI' c.d.s. '26 FE 1907' Two line 'SALVED FROM/S.S. JEBBA' struck in violet. On the reverse 'Found Open and Officially sealed' label applied Plymouth. Plymouth registration etiquette.
1917 Formula registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to London. franked 5/- adhesive tied 'FALKLAND ISLANDS' c.d.s. 'JL 23 17' Receiving cancellation on the front. Hinge remainders on the reverse.
1912 usage KEV11 12c registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to American Consulate, Bergen, Norway. Franked additional 45c adhesive tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. '19 NO 12' French octagonal maritime d/s transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1935 envelope addressed to Canada. Franked 2 x 1/2d and a single 2 1/2d Jubilee adhesive tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'MY 6 1935' Cuban transit cancellation on the reverse.
1902 registered 'Gold Coast Government Railways' envelope addressed to Stafford. Franked vertical strip three 1d adhesives tied 'SEKONDI' c.d.s. 'NO 6 02' A further strike on the front.