1936 airmail envelope addressed to Jamaica franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied HAMILTON' slogan d/s '12 MAY 1936' 10c U.S. Airmail adhesive paying the fee tied 'NEW YORK' duplex. Scarce destination.
1901 'SIX CENTS' on 'EIGHT CENTS' stationery envelope uprated 4c adhesive tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'JY 5 01' A further strike alongside. From a naval seaman on 'SMS Weissenberg' (endorsed on the flap) en route from the Boxer Rebellion. Addressed to Germany.
1918 stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Guildford. Rectangular 'PASSED CENSOR' struck in violet. A civilian censorship applied in Nairobi. On the reverse 'FPO 74' c.d.s. '13 FE 18' used at Kondoa Irangi. Countersigned at bottom left.
1917 inward envelope to Amani from Maadi POW Camp Cairo from Husband to Wife 'ARMY POST OFFICE SZ10' c.d.s. '28 SP 17' allocated to Suez. Boxed 'FREE' mark blue initials BH. 'FROM PRISONER OF WAR' mark in black. 'PASSED CENSOR / C / E.A.' struck in violet. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1943 airmail postcard addressed to New York. Franked 1d & 6d adhesives tied 'ST JOHNS' c.d.s. 'AP 9 43' Crown octagonal "PASSED I.B./...' struck in violet. One other example is recorded which is struck in black.
1836 E.L. datelined 'Cape Coast Castle' addressed to The Naval Military Gazette London without postal markings. Endorsed on the flap 'Within 20 shillings in Silver - and a Gold Ring.
1938 envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'PAQUEBOT PLYMOUTH DEVON' c.d.s. '4 MY 38' Double oval 'HARRISON LINE / POSTED ON BOARD / S.S. "INKOSI" struck in black.
1940 censored Prisoner of War lettersheet from a Cypriot in an Italian Prisoner of War Camp addressed to The Governor of Cyprus Famagusta. Egyptian and Cypriot censor markings. The letter refers to his time as a Driver in Libya being taken as a POW and now in Italy, asking for information on his family.
1908 registered envelope to Austria franked 2d adhesive on the reverse horizontal strip of three 1/2d and a single 1d tied 'AT JOHNS' c.d.s. 'No 18 08' 'New York Exchange' registration etiquette on the front.
1899 stampless 'Veld dienst' envelope addressed to Hartebeestfontein cancelled 'VOLKSRUST Z.A.R.' c.d.s. '16 OCT 99' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. The first battle of the Boer War - Battle of Glencoe - took place south of Volksrust on 20th October.
1943 Censored Service of Prisoners of War stationery postcard. From a German officer at Dhurringile Officers Camp. Franked 6d adhesive paying the Air Mail fee tied 'MELBOURNE' machine d/s '8 NOV 1943' Unusually addressed to The Netherlands.
1941 censored envelope franked vertical pair marginal 1/4d Leeward Island, together with a single 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST JOHNS' c.d.s. '10 OC 41' Blank brown seal at left overstamped on the reverse 'OPENED BY CENSOR / ANTIGUA' initialed in blue manuscript.
1898 2d 'External' stationery card with message addressed to Norfolk. Cancelled "CHINDE' c.d.s. 'NO 14 98' 'CAPE TOWN" transit cancellation on the front. Carried on the weekly packet from Cape Town to the U.K.
1900 Machadodorp 1d stationery card with message headed and dated 'Waterval Onder / 7 V111 1900' Cancelled 'WATERVAL ONDER' c.d.s. '11 AUG 00' Mail to overseas destinations is rare. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1917 envelope with letter written by Sarah Rogers. Addressed to the U.K. Type 1 cachet in violet. Carried on the Norwegian whaler Trio which visited the island on 15th December. The mail was offloaded at the first port of call Freemantle Western Australia on 9th January 1918. Forwarded to Melbourne then carried on the S.S. Calulu (Australian Commonwealth line) On arrival in Liverpool treated as mail originating in Australia. By 1917 the Type 1 cachet had become worn.
Undated WW11 airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. From Royal Naval Station. Franked 1/2d 'Malta Relief Fund' label tied 'RECEIVED FROM / H.M. Ships' Scarce three line 'Passed by Censor / Office of the Vice - / Admiral' initialed.
1919 2d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Brussels Belgium additional single 1/2d and 2 x 1d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '9 AU 19' Rare provisional registration label, used during a period when the post office ran out of labels.
1938 Insured 30c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to London. On the reverse additional 2 x 2/- and 20c adhesives tied 'MOMBASA' c.d.s. '9 NO 38' 'INSURED / (VALEUR DECLARREE) label on the front.
1940 censored envelope from Detroit on June 13th 1940 with what is reputed to be the only example of the locally produced Saba provisional label written in English in Dutch 'Opened by censor'
1882 1/2d Great Britain stationery postcard with message addressed to Berlin cancelled 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'JY 13 82' Receiving cancellation on the front. Wrinkle at top left.
1869 Entire Letter 'Via Marseille' addressed to Nantes France. 'MELBOURNE VICTORIA' dublex d/s '2 S / AP 24 69' Red Diamond 'G B / 1F 62' accountancy marking. Rated '10' Decimes.
1894 1/2d stationery card marked 'On Service' in manuscript. Addressed to the Treasury with message, cancelled 'CONCORD' c.d.s. 'JY 9 94' in blue with a further strike on the front. Unusual.
1939 censored redirected envelope from Germany addressed to Mbozi On arrival boxed 'PARTI / GONE NO ADDRESS' and 'Undelivered for reason stated / To be returned to the sender at the / address shown on the reverse' both struck in violet. Vertical pair 15c adhesives applied tied 'MBOSI' c.d.s. 'AU 12 1939' 'OPENED BY CENSOR" seal at left. Backstamped 'DARESSALAAM' c.d.s. '28 NO 1939' The envelope appears to have been caught in the first weeks of WW11 being returned to East Africa.
1925 postcard from Trowbridge to Port Elizabeth Boxed bi-lingual 'DAMAGED BY FIRE' cachet in violet. On 18th May the European Mail train arrived at Kruidfontein Station where a mail truck was found to be on fire. The contents of the truck were returned to Cape Town 'CAPE TOWN" cancellation applied '3 JUN 25'
1935 Australian 2d 'Jubilee' tied 'NORFOLK ISLAND' c.d.s '1 AU 35' Addressed to Lucknow India. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. An unusual destination.
1925 taxed stampless local envelope cancelled 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'AP 16 25' 1/2d postage due applied paying twice the 1/4d printed matter charge tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'AP 16 25 (The first day of issue)
1916 Censored 1d stationery envelope 'Via Liverpool Per SS Burutu' Addressed to Switzerland locally redirected. Uprated single 2d, 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'ADDAH' c.d.s. 'OCT 19 1916' Crown in centre 'PASSED BY CENSOR' struck in blue.
1942 censored airmail envelope to New York. Multi franked with Great Britain overprints tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '5 NO 42' Scarce 'BY AIR MAIL V' (Victory) label applied in Tangiers. At left Bermuda 'I.C' censorship seal.