1944 Censored envelope addressed to New York franked single 20c and a horizontal strip of three 25c adhesives tied 'GENERAL POST OFFICE' c.d.s. '18 DE 44' 'OPENED/ BY EXAMINER/ E E/' seal at left initialed in blue pencil.
1944 Censored envelope from a Polish refugee at the 'Koja Mumkona' resettlement camp addressed to South Africa franked 20c adhesive, The censor seal partly obscures the cancellation.
1908 registered envelope addressed to London franked horizontal strip of three 6c adhesives tied 'MOMBASA' c.d.s. '24 AU 08' Scarce handstruck registration cachet struck in violet, with red pencil manuscript number. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1912 1/2pi stationery wrapper overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additionally overprinted 'SPECIMEN' and handstamped 'COLONIES' struck in blue applied by the Portuguese for distribution to the Colonies. A couple of small marks on the front.
1943 envelope addressed to Ipoh from Health Officer Perak North. Franked overprinted 8c Penang adhesive tied large 'PERAK YUBIN KYPKU/ TAIPING' c.d.s. '17 JUN 1602'
1943 'On Government Service' envelope from the State Engineer Perak addressed to Singapore. Franked overprinted 8c Perak adhesive tied 'PERAK YUBIN KYOKU/ IPOH' c.d.s. 'JUL 4 1602' Opened a little roughly at the top.
1905 postcard addressed to Wales franked on the picture side single 1/4d adhesive tied 'AO1' This cancellation was applied in London to cancel mail originally mailed overseas, originally used in Kingston Jamaica.
1941 Censored envelope from P.O. Box 1000 (Jewish Detention Camp) addressed to Venezuela 'Written in German' Franked 20c adhesive tied large part slogan d/s and 'GENERAL POST OFFICE MAURITIUS' c.d.s. Fine triangular 'PASSED/ BY/ CENSOR/ MAURITIUS/ B2' struck in violet. South African seal on the reverse.
1941 Censored airmail envelope addressed to Chicago franked 1c & 5c adhesives tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. '30 MY 41' 'OPENED BY/ CENSOR/ BRITISH HONDURAS' seal at left Round 'O' and 'C'
1945 Censored airmail envelope addressed to New York franked 2 x 10c and a single 1c adhesive tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'JA 5 45' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER/J/ 8171' seal at left. Final fortnight of usage.
1945 Censored airmail envelope addressed to New York franked 5c, 15c & 1c adhesives tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. '6 FE 45' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER J/8174' seal at left dated 'FEB 8 - 1945' Letter and number in manuscript. This is the latest known usage of the seal.
1921 envelope addressed to Leeds franked Great Britain overprinted Three Halfpence adhesive tied 'MOLEPOLOLE BECHUANALAND' c.d.s. 'MR 1 21' alongside is the barred numeral '674' On the reverse horizontal strip of three Great Britain overprinted 1/2d adhesives tied 'GABERONES' c.d.s. 'MY 16 21' with the '145' numeral alongside. Very late strikes of both numerals.
1902 censored envelope addressed to the Burgher Camp at Klerksdorp franked 1d adhesive overprinted 'E.R.I.' tied 'P.O. BALMORAL' struck in violet '22 APR 1902' Rare three line cachet 'POYNTON BROS/ BURGHER REFUGEE CAMP/ BALMORAL' struck on the front and back. On the reverse 'FIELD POST OFFICE/100' c.d.s. 'AP 25 02' reputed to be used at Klerksdorp hospital.
1901 censored envelope addressed to a P.O.W. in Diyatalawa Camp Ceylon. Franked Great Britain 1d lilac ted 'FIELD POST OFFICE /16' c.d.s. 'JY 9 01' Large violet triple circle 'PASSED PRESS CENSOR KLERKSDORP/DATE/ 8 JULI 1901' initialed in manuscript. The date slug a separate cachet, above straight line 'BURGHER CAMP' also in violet. Small straight line 'Maldrige' in black. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1900 censored envelope addressed to Natal franked Cape 1/2d adhesive paying the printed matter rate tied by the rare 'NORVAL'S POINT POST OFFICE' provisional cancellation '1 JAN 900' struck in black. A very early usage, possibly the earliest.
1943 Censored stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Bristol. Crown 'PASSED BY CENSOR/ 3023' struck in violet, initialed in manuscript allocated to the island. Red 'POST OFFICE/ MARITIME MAIL' machine cachet applied in London. On the reverse manuscript 'Falklands/ 8/6/43'
1933 taxed envelope franked horizontal pair 1c adhesives tied 'NEW AMSTERDAM' c.d.s. '7 SP 33' addressed to Georgetown Cayman Islands. On the front sailing ship in centre 'BUY DEMERARA RICE GOVERNMENT GRADED/ G.P.O./ B.G' together with violet VISIT KAIETEUR FALLS, BR GUIANA. HEIGHT 800 ft./ G.P.O./ B.G.' On arrival 2d Cayman Islands adhesive applied paying the postage due tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. Some toning around the edges.
1921 Great Britain 1 1/2d stationery card overprinted '4 1/2 PIASTRES' Handstamped 'COLONIAS' applied by the Portugese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. Light corner fold bottom right corner.
1902 Great Britain 2d + 1d registered stationery envelope (G) overprinted 'REGN FEE/ 40 PARAS' additionally handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' in blue applied by the Portugese Post Office for distribution to the Colonies. A small file hole at left, the flap is stuck down.
1935 local envelope franked corner marginal 3/4pi adhesive with sheet number in margin, tied 'NICOSIA' c.d.s. '6 MY 35' The 3/4pi adhesive paid the internal printed matter rate, it is especially scarce with a Silver Jubilee usage.
1870 Entire letter addressed to Italy franked by a horizontal pair Great Britain 2d blue (Plate 13) adhesives tied by a fine 'MALTA A25' duplex 'DE 20 70' Unframed 'P.D. and 2 3/4' both struck in red. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1869 envelope embossing 'Malta Union Club' on flap addressed to Taunton. Franked Great Britain wing margin 6d adhesive (Plate 6) tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'JA 11 69' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1863 Entire letter 'Via Marseille' addressed to London franked 1/- (Plate 1) adhesive paying the double rate tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'AU 1 63' 'LONDON PAID' receiving cancellation struck in red on the front 'AU 6 63'
1872 Entire Letter addressed to Genova franked Great Britain 1d rose-red (Plate 150) and 3d rose (Plate 11) tied by two strikes of the 'MALTA A25' duplex 'NO 11 73' Framed 'P.D./ 2 3/4' struck in red. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1872 Entire Letter to Firenze Italy franked by a horizontal strip of four Great Britain 1d rose-red (Plate 139) tied by three strikes of the 'MALTA A25' duplex '[JA 5 72' showing 'P.D.' and '2 3/4' applied seperately and unframed in red. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 envelope from 'No 3288 Trooper S Lawson XV Company Imperial Yeomanry' addressed to his wife in the U.K. Countersigned bottom left by a Major commanding troops on board transport 'S S Monteagle (No 87) Franked Great Britain 1d lilac tied 'SOUTHAMPTON SHIP LETTER' c.d.s. '19 FE 00'
1917 Stampless censored postcard 'On Active Service' written from Dodoma addressed to Pretoria South Africa cancelled 'F.P.O./ NO 349' c.d.s. '12c JUN 17' Manuscript 'Censored by'
1917 stampless censored 'On Active Service' postcard addressed to Pretoria South Africa cancelled 'F.P.O./No 343' c.d.s. '3 JUN 17' Boxed 'PASSED BY/ POSTAL CENSOR/ DARESSALAM'
1947 Airmail envelope addressed to Naples Italy franked Great Britain overprinted 'M.E.F.' 9d adhesive tied by hatched 'COS DODECANESE' c.d.s. '5.3.47' The envelope has been charged as 'overweight' 6d airmail + 3d additional charge (9d) Two line 'BY AIR MAIL/ Par Avion' struck in black applied in Rhodes. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1896 stampless 'On Her Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to London cancelled 'PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA/G.P.O.' duplex 'FE 14 1896' Triple circle crown in centre 'GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WESTERN AUSTRALIA/FRANK STAMP' with facimile initials 'R.E.' struck in violet. Lightly overstamped with the Perth duplex.
1899 envelope addressed to Rotterdam franked both vertical and horizontal pairs 1d adhesives tied by the rare 'P.A.K. WAGENMAKERS VLEI O.V.S.' T.P.O. cancellation 'AP 25' No year expressed.
1954 6d Great Britain Airletter from Kent addressed to Georgetown British Guiana carried on the B.O.A.C. Stratocruiser 'Cathy' on a flight from Heathrow to New York with scheduled stop-overs at Manchester and Prestwick, due to weather the aircraft landed short of the runway at Prestwick bursting into flames. Boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/ AIRCRAFT CRASH/ PRESTWICK 25-12-54' struck in violet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse six weeks later '8 FEB 1955' A scarce destination.
1956 airmail envelope addressed to London franked 1/- 2d & 1d adhesives. Carried on a B.O.A.C. Argonaut airliner which crashed into a tree on take off from Kano. Large violet boxed 'SALVAGED/ ARGONAUT AIR/ CRASH KANO'
1924 Taxed window envelope franked 1 1./2d adhesive tied 'LAUNCESTON/ BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/ ALWAYS ASK FOR/ AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s '26 DEC 24' On the reverse is a large Insufficiently Paid cachet for mails to American and Foreign countries struck in violet. In the U.S. a vertical pair 5c postage dues applied paying the Tasmanian octagonal 'T/50c' and New York charge marking.
1931 envelope addressed to Germany carried on the "Wangoni" of The Woerermann Lines. Franked horizontal pair 1/2d and a single 2d adhesive tied oval "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/ OST=/AFRIKA/ LINIE/ 111' cachet dated '2.11.31'
1918 envelope from Natal South Africa stamps washed off Port Shepstone? c.d.s. 'AP 20 18' addressed to the U.K. Carried on the Kenilworth Castle of the Union Castle Line departing Cape Town on 2nd May. On the morning of June 4th off the Eddystone lighthouse in the English Channel she was involved in a collision with an escorting destroyer. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION/ IN WATER' cachet struck in black.
1902 taxed postcard addressed to Brussels franked 1/2d adhesive tied 'PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'NO 5 02' On arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge, tied 'BRUXELLES' c.d.s.
1914 4c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Bordeaux France additional 2 x 2c and a single 1c adhesive tied by the scarce 'G.P.O. COUNTER B.C.' c.d.s. 'APR 24 1914' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1933 Registered 3rd South American flight 'Graf Zeppelin' Franked 2/6d 3d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'G.P.O. MALTA' c.d.s. 'JU 25 33' Violet boxed Zeppelin cachet. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1905 taxed postcard addressed to London franked 1/2d adhesives tied "BARBADOS' c.d.s. '29 NO 05' Heart 'T' over stamped boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID' both struck in black. UK '1d/723' taxe marking.
1923 taxed postcard addressed to Denmark franked 2c adhesive tied 'NIAGARA FALLS' machine d/s 'JUL 9 1929' On arrival '7 Ore & 25 Ore adhesives applied paying the charge overprinted 'PORTO' tied 'KJOBENHAVEN' c.d.s. '23 7 23'
We hope that the Sussex Convention will take place on Saturday October 10th at The Ardringley Showground, we will update closer to the event.
The next York Stamp & Coin Fair will hopefully take place on January 22nd/23rd 2021 again check back for updates.