1945 'Forces Mail' stampless postcard addressed to Devon cancelled 'NAIROBI' slogan d/s '7 DEC 1945' Large oval '"Q" BRANCH REGISTRY E.A. Command Headquaters' cachet in violet.
1938 15c stationery envelope overprinted 'SPECIMEN' and 'POSTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT / H.B.M.' cachet in black (His Majesty's Bookshop) The flap is not stuck down. Superb.
1938 20c stationery envelope overprinted 'SPECIMEN' and 'POSTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT / H.M.B.' cachet in black (His Majesty's Bookshop' The flap is not stuck down. Superb.
1942 multi censored envelope 'Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' with Red Cross cachet alongside addressed to Switzerland. Franked 25c adhesive tied 'COLOMBO' c.d.s. '17 AU 42' German censor seal 'Y' and violet handstamp
1935 illustrated flight envelope carried on first flight Rhodesian & Nyasaland Airways Ltd to Beira, franked 4d adhesive tied 'BLANTYRE' c.d.s. '5 AUG 35' Flight cachet on the front. Pilot signed, receiving cancellation on the front.
1946 Great Britain overprinted 3d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Rome franked additional 'E.A.F.' overprinted 1/- 1d & 5d adhesives tied 'MOGADISHU SOMALIA' c.d.s. '27 NO 45' On the reverse The '5' has been blacked out and '2' inserted in 'compensation up to..' A rare usage.
1896 envelope from New York (adhesives floated off) addressed to Kingston Jamaica. On the reverse explanatory label from George H Pearce stating the mail was recovered from the wreck of the Atlas steamer S.S. "Ailsa' tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'AP 20 96'
1900 Censored envelope (Opened out for display) from Melbourne Australia Addressed to Church Missionary Society East Africa via Cape Town and Lorenzo Marques. Rare usage 'V crown R FOUND OPEN AND OFFICIALLY SEALED' seal tied by 'CHINDE BCA' c.d.s. 'MR 22 99' A host of transit cancellations.
1927 registered envelope addressed to Detroit franked horizontal pair 3d badge tied oval 'REGISTERED ASCENSION' d/s '11 NO 27' London transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1952 4d + 2d (6d) registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to England franked 2x 1/- and a horizontal pair 1/2d on the reverse tied 'READING JAMAICA' c.d.s. 'NO 27' with year omitted.
1936 registered On His Majesty's Envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 6d adhesive tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '6 JU 36' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1890's 2d registered stationery envelope (F) 'THOS.DE LA RUE & Co. PATENT' under the flap overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (SV7) for presentation purposes. Very small tone spot.
1899 overprinted Gibraltar 5c stationery card with message addressed to London cancelled 'A26' with 'CASABLANCA' c.d.s. alongside 'AU 28 99' Large part 'LONDON E.C. ' hooded d/s receiving.
1937 taxed envelope addressed to England franked '10 CENTIMOS' on Great Britain 1d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.,d.s. '22 MR 37' Hanstruck 'T' and pencil '3d' both applied in Tangier. On arrival 3d postage due applied tied 'WELWYN GARDEN CITY' c.d.s.
1900 5c Gibraltar stationery postcard with message uprated overprinted 5c adhesive addressed to Germany tied 'TANGIER A26' duplex '31 MY 00' 'GIBRALTAR' transit and receiving cancellation on the front.
1918 censored envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked Great Britain '25 CENTIMES' on ' 2 1/2d' adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '14 AP 18' A further strike alongside. Seal at left side overstamped boxed 'PASSED BY / CENSOR struck in black. The envelope has been opened a little roughly at left side.
1903 taxed postcard addressed to France franked overprinted 5c QV Gibraltar adhesive tied 'RABAT A26' duplex 'JY 28 03' duplex Tangier & Gibraltar transit cancellation, on arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge.
1947 registered envelope franked 1d, 2d, 3d & 6d Victory adhesives tied 'BANKET JCTN S. RHODESIA' c.d.s. '8 MAY 1947' A further strike below. Red/Black 'Banket Junction' registration etiquette. Vertical crease at left side.
1957 Formula registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Lusaka franked 4d & 4 1/2d adhesives tied 'RAYLTON S RHODESIA' c.d.s. '1 OCT 1957' A further strike alongside.
1956 Formula registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Lusaka franked 2 1/2d & 6d adhesives tied "WEDZA S RHODESIA' c.d.s. '1 DEC 1956' transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1945 Censored airmail envelope addressed to England franked 6d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 475' c.d.s. '23 MR 45' Scarce crown boxed 'PASSED / BY / CENSOR / 68' struck in violet, initialed.
1939 3d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Germany with additional single 1/2d and a vertical pair 4 1/2d adhesives on the reverse tied 'G.P.O. MALTA' c.d.s. 'FE 24 32' 'INSURED / (VALEUR DECLAREE' label. (Insured for £5.00) Transit cancellations on the reverse including 'AMB MESSINA - NAPOLI 106 G' c.d.s. ( T.P.O. )
1883 1d Great Britain stationery card with message headed and dated 'Gozo 4 Juillet 1883' addressed to Belgium cancelled 'MALTA A25' duplex 'JY 4 83' Two 'chisel' disinfection slits. Receiving cancellation on the front. Scarce usage from Gozo.
1898 taxed envelope stationery 2nd West India Regiment addressed to Carlisle endorsed 'On Active Service with Lagos Frontier Force. No Stamps Available' signed at lower left corner 'L.A. Listin Capt / 2nd W I Regt / Kishi / 1.5.98' 'LAGOS' transit cancellation on the reverse 'MY 3 1898' together with Liverpool B R Packet and receiving cancellations. The envelope has been charged '2 1/2d' both applied as separate handstamps. The French had infiltrated into British controlled territory, including Kishi and Captain Lugard led a force in March 1898 to oust them.