1873 Entire lettersheet headed and dated Launceston 30th January 1873' addressed to Melbourne franked 2d & 1d adhesives tied '52' numeral cancellation alongside diamond shaped 'POST OFFICE LAUNCESTON/CROWN/31 JA 1873' marking outward ship letter' struck in red. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1909 envelope addressed to Germany franked horizontal strip of four Straits Settlements 1c and a single 4c adhesive tied 'LABUAN' c.d.s. '23 SEP 1909' On the reverse 'SINGAPORE' transit cancellation.
1902 postcard addressed to Stockholm Sweden franked 1a adhesive tied 'ZANZIBAR' squared circle d/s '14 JA 02' Small boxed 'TOO LATE' cachet struck in black. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1913 envelope addressed to New York franked 1d adhesive tied scarce 'MASTIC POINT' c.d.s. date/month/year unclear. On the front 'NASSAU' transit c.d.s. '13 FEB 13' Envelope with small clipped corner top right.
1903 Cape 1d stationery card overprinted for use in British Bechunaland with message uprated Great Britain overprinted 1/2d adhesive tied 'MOCHUDI B.B.' c.d.s. 'JU 28 03' Addressed to Wellington New Zealand 'AUCKLAND' transit on the reverse and large par Travelling Post Office cancellation on the front. Rare destination.
1915 10pf stationery card with message overprinted 'G.R.I./1d' addressed to New Zealand cancelled 'APIA' c.d.s. '21 JA 15' Straight line 'Passed by Censor' struck in black. Rare commercial usage of this card.
1899 registered envelope addressed to Stockholm Sweden frnked 1d adhesive overprinted in red 'Surcharged/ 2 1/2d tied 'APIA' c.d.s. On the reverse 'N.Z. MARINE P.O. R.M.S. "ALMEDA"' c.d.s. '22 FEB 99' Transit and receiving cancellations.
1900 One Half Penny stationery card printed for the Mayoral Election cancelled 'L.C. ROOM PERTH' c.d.s. 'NO 15 00' Two line 'UNKNOWN/NO' struck in violet with manuscript postmans number and initials, partly overstamped two line 'NOT KNOWN/BY LETTER CARRIER' struck in black.
1935 registered envelope addressed to Bulawayo franked Jubilee set of four tied 'BIRCHENOUGH BRIDGE' c.d.s. '20 DEC 1935' In use for a few days only. The cancellation also cancels the registration etiquette. Very few registered envelopes are known with the cancellation.
1915 stampless 'On Active Service' postcard headed and dated 'Walfish Bay/Mar 20th 1915' From The Northern Advance Army addressed to Cape Province. Cancelled by a dumb '5' c.d.s. '20 MAR 15'
1915 stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Transvaal cancelled 'ARMY BASE P.O. 4' c.d.s. '27 FEB 15' allocated to Luderitzbuct. Oval 'OFFICIAL FREE IMPERIAL LIGHT HORSE' struck in violet. partly overstruck by censor cachet.
1947 postcard with message addressed to U.S. Zone Germany franked Great Britain 1d & 2d adhesives overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'MISURATA' c.d.s. '9 12 47' Boxed 'PAR AVION DE/BY AIRMAIL FROM TRIPOLI TO...' struck in violet manuscript 'London only'
1926 envelope addressed to Melbourne Australia franked 12c adhesive tied 'VICTORIA' c.d.s. '11 SP 26' A further strike alongside The month 'SP' inverted. Some light creasing at the top.
KGV 3c stationery postcard overprinted SPECIMEN additionally handstamped 'COLONIES' in blue applied by the authorities in Portugal before distribution to the colonies. Some small toning at the base.
1942 'Safe Hand' censored envelope addressed to New York endorsed manuscript 'Safe Hand Packet No 587' Typewritten 'LETTER No. T/23' Franked 25c adhesive manuscript cancelled. Octagonal censor marking. On the reverse boxed 'RECEIVED/ UNITED STATES NAVAL/LIAISION OFFICE/COLOMBO CEYLON' d/s '25 JUN 1942' The First "Safe Hand' censor envelope I have seen from Ceylon.
1947 20c registered stationery envelope (K) From the 1st printing of 1000 in January 1938 by De La Rue. It was called format "a" where the blue lines crossed between the end of REGISTER and ED. Addressed to Cheltenham adhesives tied 'VICTORIA' c.d.s. 'MY 19 47' Opened a little roughly bottom right hand corner.
1922 envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain overprinted horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives tied light 'PLEASANT ISLAND' c.d.s. '5 FE 22' The back flap is missing.
1917 registered censored envelope addressed to Switzerland franked Great Britain overprinted 3d, 4d, 5d & 6d adhesives tied 'P.O. PLEASANT ISLAND (NAURU) c.d.s. 'SE 25 17' straight line 'CENSORED' in violet 'MELBOURNE' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 stampless censored On Active Service envelope addressed to Nairobi cancelled 'E.A.A.P.S.' c.d.s. in violet '1 FEB 41' The city and lower segment black, similar to Henning EASC 1005 Transit cancellations on the reverse.
1940 censored envelope addressed to California franked 2a & 1a Coronation adhesives tied 'CAPE TOWN PAQUEBOT' c.d.s. '30 OCT 40' 'M.V. CITY OF NEW YORK/PAQUEBOT' cachet partly overstruck by the South African censor seal at left.
1935 airmail envelope from Kale Plantations addressed to Germany franked single 15c and an irregular block of three 20c tied 'MNYUSI' c.d.s. '12 AP 1935' The full year in the c.d.s. is not recorded by Proud in this type (D4)
1938 2d stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Walsall U.K. Uprated K.G.V1 3d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '30 AU 38' Oval receiving cachet on the reverse.
1921 Great Britain 2d + 2d (4d) registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Philadelphia U.S.A. Additional vertical pair Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. '18 JA 21' "NEW YORK' transit d/s on the reverse.
1935 envelope addressed to Windhoek endorsed 'By Rail' franked two vertical strips of three 1/2d adhesives tied oval Windhoek Parcels Office handstamp '18 SE 1935' This letter was either sent from a station other tham Windhoek without the adhesives being cancelled or it was handed in at the station later in the day than it was possible to send from the Post Office. On the front 'WINDHOEK' c.d.s. '18 SEP 35'
1939 Rail letter addressed to Keetmanshoop franked 3d adhesive tied boxed S.A.R & H S.A.S. en.H/KLEINKRAS' cachet in violet '14 10 1939' On the reverse Rail Letter Post label cancelled by the operator's office 'Keetmanshoop d/s '15 10.1939'
1943 Censored Red Cross envelope addressed to Geneva Switzerland franked 2d & 1d adhesives tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'DE 26 43' On the reverse German censor seal 'X' allocated to Paris.
1916 stampless censored postcard from a P.O.W. at Aus Camp addressed to Swakopmund. 'AUS' c.d.s. '12 MAY 16' Three line 'Prisoner of War/Free of Charge/AUS' straight line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' Both struck in violet.
1903 stampless 'On His Tongan Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to Apia Samoa. Cancelled with the Tongan Government Frank and 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '27 FE 03' Oval 'H.M. CUSTOMS NUKUALOFA TONGA' cachet at bottom left '2 JUL 1903' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 taxed censored envelope addressed to Honolulu franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '19 MY 43' Octagonal censor 'W.W./2' struck in red. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER W W/2' seal. On arrival 2c postage due applied paying the manuscript charge, tied oval 'HONOLULU' cachet.
1936 taxed airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. franked 50c adhesive tied scarce 'SAO HILL' c.d.s. '26 AP 1936 The violet charge mark on the front has been erased in pencil. Iringa and Dodoma transit cancellations on the reverse.
1923 registered envelope addressed to Cambridge franked on the reverse irregular block of three 5c and a single 3c Tiger adhesives tied oval 'KUALA LUMPUR' On the front a fine strike of the 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' cachet.
1923 headed and dated 'Alor Star 14 10 23' addressed to Houston franked single 2c and a horizontal pair 3c adhesives tied 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' cachet in black.
1923 window envelope franked horizontal pair 6c adhesive tied by the rare 'COLOMBO/SUPPORT THE/BRITISH EMPIRE/EXHIBITION' slogan d/s '11 SEP 23'
1923 envelope addressed to New York franked 4c adhesive tied 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' cachet in black. Indistinct 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. with fine date and year '21 JY 23'
1942 censored envelope from Middlemarsh Central Otago addressed to Port Moresby Two line 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' struck in violet applied in Brisbane. 'RETURN TO ADDRESS ON OTHER SIDE' seal from New Zealand Dead Letter Office'
1943 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Johannesburg franked additional 2d adhesive tied 'CRANBORNE' c.d.s. '12 AUG 43' Pink/Black registration etiquette.