1902 1d stationery card addressed to Holland from a Boer Prisoner of War (No 20464) headed 'Morgans Island. Cancelled 'HAMILTON BERMUDA' c.d.s. 'MR 2 1902' Double circle 'PRISONER OF WAR BERMUDA / PASSED / CENSOR' struck in violet (CM1)
1886 Indian One And A Half Anna + One And A Half Anna stationery card with message addressed to Germany cancelled 'Aden / B - 22' duplex 'FEB 19' d/s 'SEA POST OFFICE / F.' cancellation below.
1927 2 1/2d Britannia Imperial Reply Coupon 'GVR' multi crown watermark sideways cancelled 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '2 JY 27' The I.R.C. was introduced in Nigeria April 1927 early usage. Some light tone spots.
1936 envelope addressed to Thomas Cook in Bombay with cachets on the reverse, redirected to Singapore with boxed 'UNDELIVERED FOR REASONS / STATED /. RETURN TO SENDER' and boxed 'INCONNU / NOT KNOWN' cachets applied in Singapore. Various markings on the reverse including Thomas Cook Singapore cachet and oval Dead Letter Office cancellation.
1943 envelope addressed to Torquay franked 2d adhesive, together with 'WE RELIASE IN / RHODESIA / THE SAFE ARRIVAL / OF THIS LETTER / IS DUE TO / THE BRITISH NAVY' patriotic label at left both tied 'BULAWAYO' machine d/s '1 11 43' (First day of issue of the stamp) The back flap is missing.
1932 envelope addressed to Tacoma U.S.A. franked 1d, 2 1/2d & 1/2d adhesive tied 'CHATEAUBELAIR ST VINCENT' large c.d.s. 'AU 2 32' with two further strikes on the front Kingston transit on the reverse.
1949 postage due memo (G.P.O. 9 / 2,000-631-6-48) for one underpaid letter 10c adhesive applied paying the charge, top right corner is turned and affixed to memo on reverse, tied 'SANDAKAN' c.d.s. '16 MY 49'
1905 postcard from Ayr Scotland addressed to Bloemfontein locally redirected with two line 'OFFICIALLY / REDIRECTED' and 'P.O. BLOEMFONTEIN WEST' receiving cancellation '29 JUN 05'
1894 envelope from New South Wales addressed to Dunedin. Franked vertical pair 1d adhesives cancelled "A" in oval bars of Auckland, showing framed 'PACKET BOAT' and a very fine strike of the small 'SAVED FROM WRECK / OF WAIRARAPA" one of only two recorded examples of this small cachet. The S.S. Wairarapa ran in to 700ft cliffs about a mile east of Miners Head on the northern end of Great Barrier Island on 29th October. This cover is illustrated on page 82 of Hoggarth and Gwynn handbook.
1804 entire letter headed and dated 'Mogador 13th April 1804' The letter is written in English by William Court & Co refers to trade addressed to Maderia. the letter is sealed by a fine 'W C & Co' red wax seal. Probably carried by an American vessel it was received on 16th May 1803
1921 4 1/2d registered stationery envelope (G) cancelled 'G.P.O. MELBOURNE' c.d.s. '14 MY 21' The flap is not stuck down, superb. This example is from the Norwegian post office archives.
1909 postcard headed and dated 'Jamaica / Sep 24 / 09' addressed to Newport I.O.W. Franked Great Britain 1d adhesive tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT' and ornate triple oval 'THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY / POSTED ON HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet. 'JAMAICA' c.d.s. on the front 'OC 7 09'
1929 1d stationery postcard addressed to London redirected to Deptford Two line 'OCEAN MAILS. / PER S.S. "CAVINA"" struck in violet. 'BRISTOL; machine d/s 'JUN 23 1929' Large 'PAQUEBOT' below both struck in black.
1928 envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain Three Half Pence adhesive tied black oval straight line of bars. Two strikes 'MISSENT TO LAGOS' struck in black on the front. On the reverse 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '27 OC 23' Some tone spots.
1943 censored envelope from Rev C M Crumb a Presbyterian missionary on the island of Nguna addressed to Auckland franked 10c adhesive tied 'NEW HEBRIDES VILA' c.d.s. '17 MAY 43 a further strike alongside. Bi-lingual censor seal at left.
1906 On His Majesty's Service envelope from Tasmanian Rangers addressed to an officer in 'A Company T Rangers' in Westwood. Franked 1d adhesive perf small 'O.S.' tied 'ULVERSTON' c.d.s. 'SP 21 06'
1946 Censored stampless Prisoner of War lettersheet from an Italian P.O.W. Camp 352 compound E (Naivasha) cancelled 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. 5 AUG 46' On the reverse 'P.O.W / 352 / E.A.F.' in black circle.
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 3d adhesive tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '5 FE 41' The other adhesives have floated off. Carried on The "Clyde" which crashed ans sunk in Lisbon harbour on 14th February 1941 Rectangular boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER' struck in violet. On the reverse 'G Crown R / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / RETURNED LETTER SECTION / LONDON POSTAL REGION/ RLS 54'
1941 stampless airmail censored lettersheet from an Italian P.O.W. at Camp 356/c (Eldoret) 'POSTAGE PAID/ Sh 30' struck in red 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. '3 V1 41' On the reverse large 'P.O.W. / 356 / E.A.C. struck in a violet circle. German censor on the front.
1941 censored envelope from St Eustatius D.W.I. addressed to Washington D.C. Franked 25c adhesive tied indistinct 'ST EUSTATIUS' c.d.s. On transit through St Kitts 'OPENED BY EXAMINER BB / 435' applied.
1941 censored envelope from St Eustatius D.W.I. addressed to Washington D.C. Franked 35c adhesive tied indistinct St Eustatius cancellation. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER BB / 282' in transit through St Kitts.
1861 entire to Marseille franked Great Britain 4d rose carmine tied by a fine strike 'MALTA A25' duplex 'FE 8 61' oval-framed 'P.D.' and 'POSS.ANGL MARSEILLE' c.d.s. '13 FEVR 61' receiving cancellation
1922 pre-printed POSTAGE FREE postcard addressed to Salisbury for the Staff Officer War Records to acknowledge the receipt of a British Victory War Medal for a member of the B.S.A.P. cancelled by the scarce 'CHINSALI N.E. RHODESIA' c.d.s. '26 JUN 22' 'MPIKA' and 'BROKEN HILL' transit cancellations.
1880 1d Great Britain stationery card with message addressed to New York cancelled 'MALTA A25' duplex 'MY 18 80' 'LONDON' transit cancellation on the front. On the reverse 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' dated 'JUN 4 08' A scarce destination for the 1d card.
1908 1d stationery card addressed to Venezuela. Headed and dated 'Halbuton P.O. April 10 08' cancelled 'P.O.A. 23' allocated to Lilienthal Dalton and Piietermaritzburg transit cancellations on the front, a scarce destination.
1925 envelope addressed to England franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / ALWAYS ASK FOR / AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' d/s '12 JA 1925' with time alongside date.
1923 envelope addressed to France franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'KINGSTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION' machine d/s 'DEC 19 23' An early usage.