1924 envelope addressed to England franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/LONDON APRIL 1924/AUSTRALIAS OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s '22 JA' with '1924' at the base of the datestamp.
1924 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 3d 'Roo' tied 'MELBOURNE/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/ALWAYS ASK FOR/AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s '15 AP 24' with two stars in the datestamp.
1930 airmail envelope addressed to Bath England franked 25c, 5c & 4c adhesives tied by a fine strike and part strike 'BARRACKS BELIZE' c.d.s. '6 DEC 1930 in black. The airmail etiquette has horizontal violet lines cancelling the service.
1914 2d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Chicago franked 2 1/2d adhesive cancelled 'CUMBERLAND' c.d.s. 'JA 30 14' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Light vertical fold.
1934 envelope addressed to England franked 1d adhesive tied boxed 'POSTED ON BOARD' Large double circle 'R.M.S. LADY DRAKE/MAILED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet struck in red. 'BARBADOS' c.d.s. on the reverse '1 MY 34'
1945 postcard from Readers Digest addressed to R.A.F. Darwin Australia franked Great Britain 1/2d adhesive and 1/4d customs duty adhesive tied 'LONDON' machine d/s. Receiving cancellation on the front. Creases.
1909 2 1/2d stationery envelope addressed to Colwyn Bay North Wales cancelled 'GADZEMA' c.d.s. '10 JUL 09' light vertical paper fold. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Liverpool franked 1d adhesive tied 'BONNY RIVER' c.d.s. 'OC 20 00' A further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1940's envelope stationery International Red Cross Hong Kong addressed to I.R.C. Shanghai franked Japanese 20s adhesive tied 'HONG KONG' Japenese d/s Red I.R.C. Hong Kong' cachet on the front.
1849 E.L. from Calcutta via Galle addressed to Mauritius '1/-' packet postage rate. Crown 'MAURITIUS' receiving d/s 'SP 13 1849' Boxed 'PACKET' and 'BEARING' all struck in black. Carried on P & O steamer "PRECURSOR" from Calcutta to Galle. It was then carried by fast schooner to Port Louis.
1849 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to Bordeaux 'Per Lord Haddon' 'MAURITIUS POST OFFICE' c.d.s. 'FE 28' struck in black. Boxed 'COLONIES/ART.13' Anglo French accountancy marking. Boxed step type 'SHIP-LETTER/PLYMOUTH' in blue on the reverse.
1851 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to London '1/10' packet postage via Marseille. Oval 'PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS' d/s 'FE 10 1851' struck in black. Carried on the fast Schooner chartered by the government to Point De Galle in Ceylon connecting there with the P & O steamship service. The "Oriental" left Galle on 16th March and arrived at Suez on 1st April.
1854 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to St Malo France rated '1/-' packet postage rate paid. 20 Decimes due. Fine oval 'PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS' d/s 'OC 21 1854' struck in red. Carried on the French Schooner 'Mahe De La Bourdonnais' which took this letter to Galle. It was then taken by the P & O steamer "Oriental"" to Suez. After an overland journey to Alexandria it was carried by the P & O ship 'Vectis" to Marseille.
1948 envelope addressed to Sevenoaks U.K. franked vertical strip of four and a single Great Britain 1d adhesive overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'RODI EGEO' c.d.s. '8 3 48' with brackets omitted.
1900 1/2d + 1/2d stationery card with message addressed to Germany franked additional 1/2d adhesive overprinted 'REVENUE' tied 'KAIS DEUTSCHE/MARINE SCHIFFPOST/No 16' c.d.s. '6 3 00' Scarce usage from a German Warship.
1911 postcard addressed to London franked 1d Double Head tied 'GOLDEN VALLEY' c.d.s. '20 MAY 1911' A further strike alongside. The postcard show the train crash at Blaauwkrantz Bridge.
1910 envelope addressed to Florida franked 1d adhesive tied 'GOVERNORS HARBOUR' c.d.s. '2 DEC 10' A further strike alongside. The envelope was undelivered on return to Nassau straight line 'UNCLAIMED' applied. U.S. markings on the reverse.
1940 Censored stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to London cancelled dumb cancellation no location inserted c.d.s. '29 NO 1940' Large violet double circle 'MILITARY CENSOR/19' initialed 'J.S'
1939 envelope from London addressed to Nicosia Cyprus redirected to Singapore. Numerous manuscript markings 'Unknown at Tanglin Brcks etc. Boxed 'INCONNU/NOT KNOWN' oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE SINGAPORE' d/s ' in red. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1902 taxed stampless postcard from Italy addressed to Valletta. Oval 'VALLETTA' receiving cancellation '27 DE 02' '1d' in black circle and boxed 'Received in bad condition' struck in black. The card was originally a panorama card with the left side detached which is why the cachet was applied.
1879 stampless envelope addressed to Salam Massachusetts endorsed 'U.S.S. Ticonderoga/Sierra Leone/Ship Letter' Red manuscript '6' On the reverse unframed 'PAID AT SIERRA LEONE' c.d.s. 'AP 16 1879' struck in red . 'PAID LIVERPOOL BR PACKET' transit in red and 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse.
1903 postcard addressed to Germany headed and dated on the reverse 'Jmkoba 20 111 03' franked 1d adhesive tied 'ENTEBBE' c.d.s. 'AP 3 1903' 'MOMBASA' transit cancellation.
1948 taxed airmail envelope addressed to Denmark franked 5c & 10c adhesives tied 'TORONTO' slogan d/s 'MAR 9 1948' On arrival vertical strips two, three & four 20 ore postage dues tied 'GENTOFTE' c.d.s. '12.3.48'
1940's multi censored stampless airmail envelope from Rome addressed to an Italian P.O.W. in Egypt via Red Cross Geneva. Redirected to Khartoum. Various instructional and censor markings. Roughly opened at left side.
1860 envelope to Southampton rated '5' inred manuscript. Fine strike 'ST KITTS PAID' in Orange-Red 'ST KITTS' double arc on the reverse 'JU 27 1860' 'SOUTHAMPTON PACKET LETTER' on the front 'JY 12 1861'
1936 envelope addressed to Surrey franked 2 x 1/2d Whale & Penquin adhesives tied 'FOX BAY' c.d.s. 'SP 15 36' Large part 'PORT STANLEY' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1896 registered envelope addressed to Paris franked 1/2d, 3d & 6d adhesives tied 'ST GEORGE'S' c.d.s. 'JU 25 96' Two strikes in black of the 'A R' cachet 'REGISTERED/LONDON' transit cancellation, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1924 envelope addressed to London franked single 2c and a vertical pair 1c adhesives tied 'COLOMBO/SUPPORT THE/BRITISH EMPIRE/EXHIBITION' slogan d/s '30 APR 24' struck in black. Overstamped by 'SUPPORT THE/BRITISH EMPIRE' slogan cachet in purple. Apparently this purple handstamp was used on mail where the slogan was unclear.
1901 stampless 'No Stamps Available ' envelope addressed to Great Yarmouth. Violet rubber 'CHRISTIANIA' c.d.s. '11 JAN 01' Countersigned bottom left 'W.H. Turton/Maj R.E.' (Royal Engineers) In use for a short period after British capture from the Boers. 'LONDON PAID' transit on the front 'KIMBERLEY' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to New Jersey redirected to Ohio U.S.A. Franked Great Britain single 2d and an irregular block of three 1/- adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '7 OC 41' 'LISBON' transit on the reverse. On arrival U.S. Officially Sealed labels applied.
1947 registered envelope addressed to Salisbury adhesives tied 'FILABUSI' c.d.s. '8 MAY 47' Scarce Pink/Black registration etiquette with 'FILABUSI' handstamp in violet.
1907 postcard addressed to Christchurch redirected to Nelson New Zealand franked Straits Settlements 3c tied 'LABUAN' c.d.s. '28 MAR 1907' 'SINGAPORE & 'CHRISTCHURCH' cancellations on the front.
1944 Censored 3d Active Service Letter Card from 22nd A/T BTY 11th A/T Regt S.A.A. U.D.F. C.M.F' dated '16th June 1944' addressed to Bulawayo cancelled 'A.P.O. U.M.K. 5' c.d.s. The writer David Shaw states they have been through Rome and goes on to describe Rome. An unusal usage of the Airletter from overseas.
1882 Entire letter addressed to Buenos Aires Argentina 'Via Aden & Mauritius' Franked 17c adhesive tied 'MAURITIUS B53' duplex index '4' Oval 'GOUDIN, COUTANCEAU & Co PORT LOUIS, MAURICE' strick in red. "LONDON' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse. A rare destination.
Undated stampless WW1 envelope from a Prisoner of War. Cancelled 'FROM PRISONER OF WAR FREE/P C/MALTA' struck in black partly overstamped 'POST FREE PRISONERS OF WAR/P/C.' struck in magenta.
1937 registered envelope addressed to Oxford carried by French airmail Multi franked with Great Britain overprinted adhesives including '1 FRANC' on 2/6d' Seahorse tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. CASABLANCA' d/s '31 MY 37' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1937 envelope addressed to Manchester via French airmail franked Great Britain overprinted block of four and three singles '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '7 MY 37' "PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.