1932 Avis De Reception card used to Norwich cancelled 'KUCHING' c.d.s. '21 APL 1932' with a receiving cancellation on the front. The card was returned to Kuching with a cancellation dated '20 JUN 1932' An exceptional rare usage. Corner fold bottom right corner.
1905 Taxed postcard franked 1d adhesive tied 'ALBANY PO' duplex addressed to Vienna 10hr postage due applied paying the charge tied 'WIEN' The charge has been cancelled 'UNGULTEG' struck in violet. Redirected to Mieg where a further 10hr postage due applied.
1932 Taxed postcard from Bermen addressed 'Via Siberia' to a passenger on board S/S Coblenz' On arrival 4c postage due applied paying the charge tied 'HONG - KONG' c.d.s. '28 OCT 32' Returned to the shipping company (Norddeutscher Lloyd) in Bremen.
1899 Multi franked 'Proudfoot' registered advertising envelope addressed to Ireland. Adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JY 21 99' Registration etiquette and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 Censored airmail envelope addressed to South Australia franked Great Britain overprinted 2 1/2d 1d, and 2 x 6d adhesives tied 'ASMARA CENTRO' c.d.s. '8 3 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / ZZ / 37371' seat at right.
1944 Censored airmail envelope addressed to Italy franked overprinted Great Britain 1/- 2 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'ASMARA CENTRO' c.d.s. '30 8 44' a further strike below. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / ZZ / 37621' seal at left.
1944 Censored airmail envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Italian Evacuee Camp No 5 Southern Rhodesia. Franked Great Britain overprinted 1d, 1/- & 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'ASMARA CENTRO' c.d.s. '3 4 44' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / ZZ / 37281' seal at left. On the reverse 'ASMARA FERROVIA ARRIVI PARTENZE' cancellation.
1943 Registered censored airmail envelope addressed to Aden franked Great Britain overprinted 1d, 5d, 2 1/2d & 1/- adhesives tied 'ASMARA CENTRO' c.d.s. Blank registration etiquette with 'ASMARA CORRISPONDENZE E PACCHI - CENTRO' handstamp. Octagonal crown 'PASSED F/2' censor cachet. Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
Undated WW.11 censored envelope addressed to Cornwall franked 3d adhesive tied 'RECEIVED FROM / H.M. SHIPS' cachet in black. Boxed 'PASSED BY / NAVAL / CENSOR' cachet in blue initialed, known on mail from Sierra Leone from June - August 1940
1935 envelope addressed to Surrey franked 2c (Control 26 in the margin) and 5c Jubilee adhesives paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'CUREPIPE' c.d.s. '18 NO 35'
1931 Taxed stampless envelope addressed to Bath. Cancelled by both Type 4 cachet in red and Type 5 cachet in violet. Carried on the Whaler Seringa via South Georgia and Buenos Aires where the mail was offloaded. On the reverse London inspectors mark. Charged 1 1/2d by the Foreign Branch postage dues tied 'BATH' c.d.s. 25 AP 31' One of five examples of the Type 4 & Type 5 cachets in combination.
1900 Registered 'On Her Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to Baltimore. 'Avis De Reception' in manuscript. Cancelled 'BELIZE BRITISH HONDURAS' c.d.s. 'DE 24 00' 'R' in black oval alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1894 Three Halfpence taxed stationery postcard headed and dated 'Inlanrayo 1.12.94' addressed to Dresden Germany cancelled 'GUBULAWAYO /2' c.d.s. 'NO 30 9-' Octagonal charge marking '5' inserted in blue manuscript. Receiving cancellation on the reverse. The sender C.R. Grunner was later to become Inspector of Compounds for the British South Africa Company.
1940 Censored envelope from Officers Mess Kano addressed to Bedford franked 2 x 1d and a single 1/2d adhesive tied 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '24 SE 40' Rare examples boxed 'PASSED /SELECTIVE CENSOR / CENSOR / 11' & 'PASSEDS BY UNIT CENSOR 19' boxed censor initialed 'O H C'
1930 Flight cover carried on RAF flight (S1419) addressed to Singapore franked 20c adhesive tied 'KUCHING' c.d.s. '5 JUL 1930' receiving cancellation on the reverse. Some small tone spots.
1933 Flight cover carried by H.M. Flying Boat Kuching - Singapore (S1419 or S1420) addressed to Singapore franked 3c & 2c adhesives tied 'KUCHING' c.d.s. '12 MAY 1933' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1956 U.S. 3c + 3c Carte Postale Response. The outward half used from Brooking Oregon addressed to the United Nations New York. The return taxed portion used six days later on arrival redirected to Kuching Sarawak, with a fine strike of the small boxed 'G.P.O. KUCHING / To pay.......cents' struck in violet with value '6' inserted in pencil.
1945 Multi franked censored airmail envelope addressed to the U.S.A. adhesives tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'MY 8 45' Crown octagonal 'PASSED D/41' cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 censored envelope addressed to Canada franked block of six 1/4d and a single 2d adhesive tied 'CAYMAN BRAC' c.d.s. 'MY 13 41' Two line 'PASSED BY / CENSOR' cachet struck in black.
1896 envelope addressed to Ochsenfurt Bavaria Germany franked 5c small Queen tied 'BERLIN ONT' c.d.s. 'OC 29 96' A further strike on the front Hamilton transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1896 stampless official 'On Her Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to Suva, cancelled 'LEVUKA' c.d.s. '9 MAR 96' Scarce 'POST OFFICE LEVUKA FIJI' cachet in violet at bottom left signed and dated '9/3/96' together with 'SUVA' receiving cancellation. The back flap is missing.
1947 Airmail Letter Card with long message addressed to Scotland franked North Borneo 25c and on the reverse Sarawak 5c both overprinted 'B.M.A.' tied 'VICTORIA LABUAN' c.d.s. '1 JY 47' 'A.V.2' struck in black circle. A scarce commercial example.
1941 stampless 'Internment Camp. Jamaica B.W.I.' card addressed to Buffalo New York from Prisoner 333 Echard Lan Oval 'INTERNMENT & P. OF W CAMP JAMAICA / 26 NOV 1941' struck in violet date in green pencil. Four line censor cachet 'POSTAL CENSOR / JAMAICA / PASSED / (5)
1912 Great Britain overprinted Two Pence + One Penny registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Switzerland with additional '1 3/4 PIASTRE' on '4d' adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'MY 13 12' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1940 Registered envelope addressed to Durban franked 4d, 2d, 6d & 3d adhesives tied 'BEIT BRIDGE' c.d.s. '22 JUL 40' Pink / Black registration etiquette (Type 25aa)
1949 registered envelope addressed to Salisbury franked vertical pair 2d and a single 3d U.P.U. adhesive tied 'CAUSEWAY' c.d.s. '10 OC 49' Pink / Black registration etiquette with 'CAUSEWAY' handstamp in black (Type 27a)
1934 registered envelope addressed to Barnet franked horizontal pair 1d and a vertical strip of three 2d adhesives tied 'HEADLANDS' c.d.s. '30 APR 34' Deep Pink / Black HEADLANDS registration etiquette (Type 23) Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1949 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Switzerland franked 1d, 2d & 3d adhesives overprinted 'SELF GOVERNMENT 1947' tied 'VICTORIA GOZO' c.d.s. 'MY 3 49' Opened a little roughly top right corner.
1939 Censored envelope addressed to London franked 10m adhesive tied 'KHARTOUM' machine d/s '26 AUG 39' Double triangle 'PASSED CENSOR SUDAN /3' stuck in violet, possibly the earliest recorded usage of Sudan censorship. On the reverse boxed dated cachet from 47 Squadron Royal Air Force' struck in red.
1973 overprinted Great Britain 1/- / 5p dual currency Postal Order with counterfoil cancelled 'G.P.O. ST KITTS M.O. DEPT' c.d.s. '17 AP 73' Punch hole at right side, applied by the Post Office.
1944 Censored Honour Airletter written from The Station Armory R.A.F. Luqa franked Great Britain 3d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 88' c.d.s. '6 OC 44' Scarce manuscript Honour endorsement
1951 registered envelope addressed to England franked 2 x 10c and a single 30c adhesive tied 'TABORA - KIGOMA T.P.O. DOWN' c.d.s. '1 MR 51; with 'TAB - KGN T.P.O.' registration etiquette.
1938 Formula registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to the Isle of Wight franked vertical pair 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'PORT STANLEY' c.d.s. '10 OC 38' receiving cancellation on the front
1944 censored envelope from Mrs W Betts, Pebble Island , West Falkland. addressed to New York franked block of four 1d adhesive tied by a legible strike 'PORT STANLEY' c.d.s. 'MY 2 44' 'Opened by Censor seal at right. (Type a 84mm)
1972 Three Great Britain overprinted dual currency Postal Orders with attached counterfoils cancelled by 'PITCAIRN ISLAND' c.d.s. in either September or November 1972. Scarce trio
1887 envelope addressed to London 'Via Brindisi' franked 6d Stamp Duty adhesive tied 'HOBART TASMANIA' duplex d/s 'JU 23 87' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1884 envelope stationery Royal Society 'On Public Service Only' addressed to Hamburg. 'THE CHIEF SECRETARY FRANK STAMP' overstamped 'HOBART TASMANIA' duplex 'JN 27 84' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1872 Entire lettersheet addressed to Livorno franked Great Britain 4d pl.12 tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'JY 30 72' Boxed 'P.D. / 2 3/4' combined accountancy marking, an early example. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1953 formula Forces Letter with message stating that this is the first day of usage of this new type of Air letter dated '1.4.53' franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 757' c.d.s. '1 AP 53' From a Corporal in the R.A.F. addressed to Devon.
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to Sydney franked 4d adhesive tied 'legible 'PORT MORESBY' c.d.s. '30 MY 41' Diamond 'R.A.A.F. / Passed by Unit / CENSOR / NO 125' struck in violet, three examples are recorded, this is the finest. Vertical central paper fold.
1917 Stampless local 'On His Majesty's Service' envelope cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE 9' c.d.s. used at Zomba. Two line 'Asst, Director of Supplies / N, F, F, ZOMBA' struck in green.
1953 airmail envelope addressed to Exeter, carried on the Comet which crashed near Calcutta on 2nd May 1953 with three line crash cachet struck on the front in violet. Franked on the reverse vertical pair 25c adhesives, two other adhesives have been washed off during the crash which occurred in wet weather. A rare acceptance from Sarawak.
1946 Registered oil advertising envelope addressed to Dar Es Salaam franked 50c adhesive tied 'TABOTA - KIGOMA T.P.O. DOWN ' (Central Line) c.d.s. '3 JU 1946'
1946 airmail envelope from the island of Tilos addressed to New York franked Great Britain overprinted 1/- adhesives, as Tilos did not have a cancellation the cover was dispatched to Rhodes entering the mails. Cancelled 'RHODES DODECANESE' hatched circle c.d.s. '11 11 46'
1946 envelope addressed to Rhodes franked Great Britain overprinted 2d adhesives tied 'COS DODECANESE' hatched c.d.s. '7 10 46' receiving cancellation on the reverse.