1856 E.L. headed and dated 'Pointe De Galle November 15th 1856' addressed to Marseille 'Via Suez' rated '1/-' in red manuscript marked 'Paid' in mss. Unframed 'BRITISH PACKET POSTAGE / PAID' struck in black. On the reverse 'GALLE STEAMER LETTER' c.d.s. 'NO 17 1856' Rated '10' decimes in France.
1929 registered envelope addressed to Cape Town locally redirected franked 1d & 4d 'Admiral' adhesives tied 'GATOOMA' c.d.s. '8 AUG 1929' Pink/Black registration etiquette.
1913 1d illustrated stationery card 'Victoria Falls, Rhodesia, 1 mile wide, 400 feet deep' addressed to Rev Alfred Aitkins, Kings Lynn. Cancelled by a very fine 'NORTH WESTERN RHODESIA LEALUI' c.d.s. 'JU 14 13'
1911 envelope addressed to Fiji with enclosed 3 page letter from Mrs Hertziet dated 1st June 1911 cancelled by the rare two line 'PAID 1D / FANNING ISLAND' struck in blue, used in May & June 1911 due to a shortage of stamps. 'FANNING ISLAND' c.d.s. 'JE 26 11' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Commercial usage.
1939 envelope addressed to Halifax Canada franked 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'G.P.O. BARBADOS' c.d.s. '16 OC 39 Scarce publicity label in yellow on the front with Red Cross.
1934 Flight envelope on stationery House of Assembly Cape Town franked 2d & 3d adhesives tied bi-lingual 'HOUSES OF PARLIMENT' c.d.s. '27 FEB 34 carried on First Official Air Mail to Blantyre. Transit and 'CHIKWAWA NYASALAND' receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1912 registered envelope addressed to Leipzig franked single 25c and a vertical pair 1c adhesives tied 'MACHAKOS' hatched circle c.d.s. '2 OC 12' Blank registration etiquette manuscript 'MACHAKOS' transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1934 First Official Air mail envelope from Broken Hill addressed to Blantyre. Franked 6d adhesive tied 'BROKEN HILL' c.d.s. '8 MAR 44' receiving cancellation on the reverse. the back flap is missing.
1944 registered envelope addressed to Wellington New Zealand franked 3d, 1 1/2d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'FUNAFUTI' c.d.s. '13 NOV 1944' struck in violet. Boxed 'GILBERT AND ELLICE / ISLANDS COLONY / PASSED BY CENSOR / 3' The '3' inserted in manuscript, few examples are recorded. The envelope has two light vertical paper folds.
1913 registered envelope addressed to London franked blocks of four 2d & 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS PROTECTORATE / OCEAN ISLD' cachet Straight line 'OCEAN ISLAND' struck in grey with manuscript 'Registration' and boxed number below. Sydney transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
Undated censored airmail envelope addressed to Fiji franked 1/2d, 1d, 2 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY / POST OFFICE / TARAWA' cachet struck in violet. Boxed 'GILBERT AND ELLICE / ISLANDS COLONY / PASSED BY CENSOR / No 8' on the front.
1912 envelope addressed to Sweden franked horizontal strip of four and a single 1d adhesives paying the 2oz foreign rate tied 'OCEAN ISLAND / GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS PROTECTORATE' c.d.s. 'JU 7 12' Sydney transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Scarce destination.
1918 censored registered envelope addressed to St Louis franked block of four 3c adhesive overprinted 'WAR TAX' cancelled 'BELIZE M.O. & REGISTRATION' c.d.s. struck in blue with date applied separately 'NOV 28 1918 which is the first day of usage. Registration handstamp with error 'Brstish' for 'British' Censor seal at left.
1938 3 As registered stationery envelope (H) sent on 4th November 1938 (Crown agents requisition No.144/1) 'Thos. DE LA RUE & CO. LTD' under the flap which is not stuck down. Superb.
1891 envelope addressed to a Lance Corporal in The Bechuanaland Border Police (G Troop) Malcoutsie. Franked horizontal pair 1d C.G.H. adhesive tied hooded 'EAST LONDON' d/s 'SP 20 91' a further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1942 Censored stampless lettersheet 'Pr. OF WAR POST - POSTAGE FREE' addressed to Italy from an Italian civilian internee Camp 337 Rare three line violet handstamp on the reverse applied at the camp, very few examples recorded.
1942 Censored stampless envelope from an internee at Somes Island addressed to Alien Tribunal Board, cancelled 'WELLINGTON' c.d.s. '12 AU 42' Boxed 'Exempt from postage under / international Convention / regarding treatment of / Prisoners of War' struck in violet. On the reverse blacked dated camp cachet '11 AUG 1942'
1949 3/4a stationery card from the February 1947 printing (Crown Agents Requisition No. 859/3) addressed to India with message cancelled 'ADEN CAMP' c.d.s. '5 JUN 49' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1950 twice used envelope addressed to London franked 2d, 6d, 1/- & 5/- adhesives tied 'HAMILTON' c.d.s. '15 MAR 50' The original usage was from Montreal Canada to Bermuda.
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to New York franked single 1/- 6d, 3d & 1d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '10 AP 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / T.T./6' seal at left.
1896 stampless O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to the Deputy Commisioner Apia Samoa cancelled fair 'SUVA' c.d.s. '15 JUN 96' legible 'MEDICAL DEPARTMENT' cachet at bottom left, initialed and dated.
1884 envelope addressed to Washington D.C. franked Great Britain 2 1/2d RG - GR tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'NO 5 84' London transit cancellation and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1934 2d illustrated stationery card 'Per S/S Rex' addressed to Cleveland Ohio uprated 1d adhesive tied 'GIBRALTAR SOUTH DISTRICT' c.d.s. '25 JA 34' The S/S Rex was an Italian liner plying the Italy - New York route.
1915 On Active Service stampless envelope addressed to Worcester cancelled 'POLYMEDIA' c.d.s. 'DE 4 15' Countersigned by an officer of the Border Regiment bottom left, which had two battalions engaged in the Gallipoli Campaign. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1932 Imperial Airways flight cover carried on Cyprus - Iraq leg of the England - India leg. Adhesives tied 'LIMASSOL CYPRUS' c.d.s. '19 AP 32' A variety of cancellations on the reverse.
1932 multi franked registered envelope carried on Imperial Airways Cyprus - Bushire leg of the England - India flight, adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED LIMASSOL CYPRUS' d/s '18 APL 32' A variety of cancellations on the reverse. Returned to Cyprus.
1919 censored envelope addressed to Cairo franked Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. '5 MY 19' a further strike alongside. Double octagonal 'PASSED CENSOR 1' cachet in black.
1919 registered envelope addressed to Rafa Palestine franked Great Britain KE.V11 '2 PIASTRES' on '5d' adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '9 DE 19' On the reverse 'F.P. O. No. 83' hatched cancellation '29 DEC 19' Light stain top right corner.
1919 stampless 'O.A.S.' envelope embossed 'British Embassy Constantinopole' addressed to London. Countersigned bottom left, cancelled 'LONDON / RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED' machine d/s 'MAR 17 19'
1879 envelope addressed to Blackburn franked Great Britain 1/2 & 2d blue adhesives tied 'C' in oval straight line of bars 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPOLE' c.d.s. on the front 'JY 10 79'
1909 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Manchester franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives cancelled 'ST VINCENT' c.d.s. 'MR 6 09' A further strike below, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1901 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Belgium franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'AP 4 01' Registration etiquette on the reverse, London transit on the front together with 'BELGIQUE' registration etiquette.
1918 censored South African 1d stationery envelope addressed to Swakopumund cancelled by the rubber 'NEUHEUSIS' c.d.s. struck in violet. Transit and receiving oval mutilated T.P.O. cancellations.
1919 censored envelope addressed to Helsinki Finland internally redirected, franked horizontal pair 1d and a single 1/2d South African adhesives tied fine strike of the rubber 'ONDONGA' c.d.s. struck in black '12 JUN 91' the year inverted. On the reverse Helingfors - Helsinki T.P.O. cancellation.
1933 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Mexico franked additional 1/2d and '1d' on 'Penny Half Penny' stationery cut outs, together with two single 1/2d adhesives tied 'TAURANGA' c.d.s. '26 SP 33' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1888 wrapper addressed to Munich Germany franked by two examples '2 CENTS' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives diagonally bisected tied 'O" in oval straight line of bars, receiving cancellation on the reverse. The wrapper pays the correct 4c printed matter rate to Germany, appears to be a commercial usage.
1948 postcard addressed to Belgium franked Great Britain 3d adhesive overprinted 'M.E.F' tied 'TRIPOLI' c.d.s. '4 2 48' Boxed 'PAR AVION DE / BY AIR MAIL FROM / TRIPOLI / a / to' struck in violet with manuscript 'London Only'
1948 airmail envelope addressed to Stuttgart from a German P.O.W. at the P O W working camp Benghazi. Franked Great Britain 2 1/2d & 2d adhesives overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'BENGHAZI AIR MAIL' c.d.s. '1 8 48'
1946 registered multi franked envelope carried on Swedish Missionary flight with three line flight cachet. Adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED LAGOS NIGERIA' d/s '9 MR 46' Receiving cancellation on the front.