1924 envelope addressed to New Jersey franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'HAMILTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '29 SEP 24' code 'B'
1924 envelope addressed to Leipzig franked horizontal strip of five 1d adhesives paying the double rate tied 'HAMILTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '27 SEP 24' code 'A'
1923 wrapper addressed to Forres Scotland redirected to Aviermore. Franked horizontal pair 2c perfin 'E' (Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd) tied by large part of the rare 'COLOMBO / VISIT THE / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION' slogan d/s '4 SEP 23'
1932 postage due receipt for one letter 4d due franked horizontal pair 2d Lakatoi adhesives paying the charge tied light 'BISIATABU' c.d.s. 4 SEP 32' The left adhesive is creased.
1942 Censored 3d Active Service airletter from Johannesburg addressed to a private B Company 3rd Transvaal Scouts Middle East Forces 'EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID' c.d.s. '13 MR 42' Red manuscript 'P O W' rectangular boxed '"PRISONER OF WAR" / RETURN TO SENDER' cachet struck in violet.
1933 'FOUR PENCE' on '3d' registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Perth western Australia tied 'HASTINGS' c.d.s. '22 MR 33' Straight line 'Too Late' struck in red on the front. Receiving cancellation.
1949 envelope addressed to Cape Town dated in the top left corner '20 10 49' franked corner example South African 1 1/2d adhesive tied by a fine Type 8 cachet. Carried on the M.V. Pequena to Cape Town.
1875 envelope addressed to Tunbridge Wells 'Via Italy' franked Great Britain 6d grey (plate 13) and a single 2d blue (plate 14) paying the double rate (8d) tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'FE 24 75' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 Censored stampless 'On His Majesty's Service' envelope from The Postmaster addressed to Jamaica cancelled Georgetown c.d.s. scarce 'OFFICIAL PAID CAYMAN ISLANDS' c.d.s. on the front 'MR 15 1943' The censor seal applied in Jamaica dated '8 APR 1943'
1939 censored envelope stationery 'The Eastern Telegraph Company Limited' addressed to Esher. Franked 2d adhesive tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. 'NO 25 39' Straight line 'CENSORED' struck in red.
1894 1d stationery card with message headed and dated 'Lagos 29/1 1894' addressed to Switzerland. Boxed 'AUS / WESTAFRIKIA' struck in black a further strike on the front. Red manuscript 'Lagos 29/1 1894' top left corner. Blue manuscript charge marking, receiving cancellation on the front.
1938 3d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to San Antonio Texas. Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED CASTRIES ST LUCIA' d/s '19 AU 38' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1918 2d registered stationery envelope (G) with PATENT omitted from the printers name under the flap 'THOS' DE LA RUE & CO.' addressed to London. Franked 2 x 1d adhesives one overprinted 'WAR TAX' tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. 'JU 20 18' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1904 Queen Victoria 1d stationery envelope 'S.S. Dahovne' addressed to Bridgetown Barbados cancelled 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. 'MR 3 04' a further strike alongside. On the reverse part 'BARBADOS SHIP LETTER' d/s '5 MR 04'
1958 8c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Cornwall. Uprated 5c adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED CASTRIES ST LUCIA' d./s 16 OC 58' receiving cancellation on the front.
1950 envelope from Cable & Wireless Ltd addressed to Sydney franked Australian 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'PERTH W A AUST' slogan d/s '5 OCT 1950 Fine 'TIN CAN MAIL / COCOS-KEELING IS' struck in violet (This was the first mail for which the boxed cachet was used) Carried on RMS Orion. In the Colin Riddell sale 2019 an example carried on the same date realised $A2000 + premium.
1953 taxed airmail envelope addressed to Sydney Australia franked 1/- adhesive tied 'NAIROBI' machine d/s '26 FEB 1953' 'T 30 / CENTIMES' in violet circle value in poencil. On arrival marginal horizontal pair 5d postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'G.P.O. SYDNEY' c.d.s. '6 MR 53'
1945 registered censored envelope from a private in the 82nd West African Division in Burma. Franked Indian 2As & 1A adhesives tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 772' c.d.s. '25 SP 45' Blank registration etiquette manuscript 'FPO 772' Crown shield '4237' initialed. On the reverse 'BASE A.P.O.' c.d.s. used in Rangoon. Tear on opening bottom right corner.
1953 KGV1 6c registered stationery envelope (G) 'THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED' under the flap. Franked 12c adhesive overprinted 'NEW CONSTITUTION 1951' tied 'ANSE - LA - RAYE' c.d.s. '10 MR 53' A further strike below. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1925 envelope addressed to Dublin franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'SYDNEY N.S.W. / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / ALWAYS ASK FOR / AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s 'JA 29 1925'
1923 envelope addressed to London franked 1d adhesive tied by 'SYDNEY N.S.W. / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / LONDON APRIL 1924 / AUSTRALIAS OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s 'AU 17 1923'
1923 envelope addressed to California franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'VISIT THE BRITISH / EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924 / CHRISTCHURCH' slogan d/s 'JE 13 1923'
1924 envelope addressed to Reading franked 2As adhesive tied by a fine strike 'CALCUTTA FOR / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '7 AUG 1924' A scarce single usage, these are normally found in combination with the Mount Everest Expedition labels.
1923 window envelope franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate, tied bilingual 'CAPE TOWN / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s 'AUG 9 1923'
1893 Half Penny stationery card with message addressed to Up POark Camp cancelled 'LLUIDAS VALE JAMAICA' squared circle d/s 'JA6 93' Kingston transit and receiving cancellations.
1940 registered censored envelope addressed to New Zealand franked 1d & 6d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED ASCENSION' d/s '29 JA 40' Two line 'Passed / by Censor' struck in black (Mayo type. 2) Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1929 registered envelope addressed to London franked ' 1d, 8d & 1 1/2d 'Badge' adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED ASCENSION' d/s '1 AU 29' Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1950 taxed envelope addressed to Accra Gold Coast. Franked horizontal pair 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '30 AP 50' Rare 'T' and '7d TO PAY' postage due markings both applied in Bathurst, on arrival vertical pair and a single 1d postage due applied tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s.
1945 Indian Three As + One and a Half As registered stationery envelope (H) used from a Nigerian soldier in the 82nd West African Division in Burma. Cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE 773' c.d.s. '15 DE 45' Large registration handstamp.
1903 multi franked registered envelope addressed to Germany adhesives tied by the scarce 'FOREIGN REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT / MOMBASA' c.d.s. '22 JU 03' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Some small edge faults.
1901 censored envelope in the handwriting of V. de Witt Hamer of the Hollander Free Corps, imprisoned at Walbro Cottage on St Helena addressed to Pretoria. Franked horizontal pair '2 1/2' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives tied 21 short bars 3 x 7 forming an oval struck in black. 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. on the front. type CM 1 'CENSOR PRISONER OF WAR' struck in violet initialed 'F.W.A.' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1954 envelope addressed to Doncaster franked 5c Canadian adhesive tied straight line 'MAILED AT SEA' with four line 'M/V "Canadian Challenger"' cachet below. 'PAQUEBOT TRINIDAD' c.d.s. on the front '7 JA 54' The year inserted in manuscript.
1875 lettersheet addressed to Livorno franked Great Britain 1/2d and 2d adhesives tied by two strikes 'MALTA A25' duplex 'AU 29 75' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1864 envelope franked Great Britain 6d LJ - JL adhesive tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'DE 20 64' Addressed to London 1d red applied paying redirection to Godalming tied 'LONDON SW 17' duplex 'DE 26 64' receiving cancellations on the reverse. (Small corner fault top right corner)
1898 10pf German stationery card (1197f) addressed to Frankfurt a/Main headed and dated 'Ukamas 14.6.98' with message. The card entered the postal system at Warmbad with a cancellation dated '21/6 98' receiving cancellation on the front.
1934 envelope addressed to Breslau Germany franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied boxed 'SCHIFFSBRIEF / PAQUEBOT / UBER HAMBURG' cachet. On the reverse vignette 'HOLTFORTH PFLANZUNG / KAMERUN / BANANEN' Transit cancellation on the front.