1937 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 5c 'Coronation' adhesive tied 'NEW ORLEANS' machine d/s 'JUL 22 1937' 'UNITED FRUIT COMPANY STEAMSHIP SERVICE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS / PURSER / S/S SIXAOILA' cachet in black 'JUL 17' year omitted.
1936 envelope addressed to Bexley Kent franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'FREETOWN' c.d.s. 'OC 7 36' Overstamped with "DARTFORD' transit cancellation. On the reverse 'RETURN TO SENDER / Address Insufficiently' struck in violet and octagonal 'RETURNED / LETTER BRANCH / FREETOWN' d/s '6 JA 37'
1899 1d illustrated stationery card (General Post Office Cape Town) with message addressed to England cancelled '594' barred oval 'LADISMITH' proving strike alongside 'SP 4 99' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1926 registered envelope addressed to Huddersfield franked horizontal strip of four and a pair overprinted Great Britain 1d adhesives tied 'MAUN' c.d.s. '14 JAN 26' Red manuscript registration.
1903 postcard addressed to Paris franked Cape 1d adhesive tied scarce 'KELMOES BECHUANALAND' c.d.s. 'SP 29 03' Upington transit and French T.P.O. cancellations on the front.
1903 registered envelope addressed to New York franked 10c adhesive tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'OC 8 03' Carried on the United Fruit Company Steamship line vessel S.S. Anselm. The Daily Picayune states the vessel arrived in New Orlean on 13th October from Puerto Cortez via Barrios & Belize. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Corner fold top left.
1896 '18 CENTS' on 'Thirty Cents' stationery envelope uprated '18 CENTS' on '45c' adhesive paying the registration fee to London tied 'SEYCHELLES/A' c.d.s. 'OC 27 96' 'R' in black oval, receiving cancellation on the front.
1944 censored envelope addressed to Glasgow franked 75c adhesive tied 'VICTORIA' c.d.s. 'JY 18 44' a further strike alongside. Violet two line 'PASSED BY CENSOR / Seychelles. No 2'
1892 8c stationery postcard with message headed and dated 'St Matthew's Parsonage, Praslin Seychelles, 15th Sept 1892' Written by Rev Pickwood, taken by schooner to Victoria where the card entered the mails cancelled 'B64' 'SEYCHELLES/C' c.d.s. on the front '16 SP 92' A scarce origin from an outer island.
1918 censored envelope addressed to San Francisco. Franked horizontal pair 1/2d and a single 1 1/2d adhesive overprinted 'SAMOA' in red tied 'APIA' c.d.s. '2 NO 18' Violet boxed 'PASSED / CENSOR / 3 / SAMOA / G.R.I.' A late usage of the censor, the war ended on the 11th.
1854 Entire Letter addressed to France fine 'MALTA' c.d.s. 'DE 8 1854' Blue oval 'ANTONIO GALEA MALTA' on the front 'POSS A ANG MARSEILLE / 1' cancellation in red on the front '13 DEC 54' Rated '8' decimes in black.
1905 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to London 1d adhesive tiedf oval 'FREE TOWN SIERRA-LEONE' d/s '23 AP m05' Alongside scarce 'A R' in black oval. Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1923 3d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Freetown, additional horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives tied 'PORT LOKKO' c.d.s. 'AU 3 24' with boxed registration handstamp on the front.
1898 2d External stationery card addressed to Hamburg headed 'Langenberg Neassa See' with message in German. the card entered the mails at Fort Johnston on August 3rd. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1897 envelope endorsed 'Book Post' addressed to Newcastle Upon Tyne franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JY 23 97' A further strike alongside.
1924 3d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Indiana franked 1 1/2d & 2d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '11 SP 24' Straight line 'Supposed liable to customs duty' and 'PASSED BY U.S. CUSTOMS / BUREAU CHICAGO / A.P.W> A' cachets. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1907 registered envelope addressed to Manchester franked vertical pair 1d a horizontal pair 1/2d and a single 5d adhesive tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '9 AP 07' Oval 'REGISTERED NUKUALOFA' cachet on the from struck in violet number '130' in red manuscript. 'R' in black circle. 'London I.S.' registration label applied in transit. Transit and receiving cancellations applied on the reverse.
1901 registered envelope addressed to Dresden franked horizontal strip of three 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '26 MY 01' 'R' in black circle. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1896 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Leipzig franked 2 1/2d & 5d adhesives tied 'VAVAU' c.d.s. '25 11 96' 'APIA' registration etiquette on the front, transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1897 registered On Her Majesty's Service envelope from Colonial Postmaster addressed to Hull franked 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesive tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'MR 31 97' A further strike alongside. Registration label and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1937 registered multi franked envelope addressed to Wakefield Yorkshire, franked single 1 1/2d and horizontal pairs 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. '23 JA 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1885 Penny Half Penny stationery card (repaired file hole) addressed to London written by Constable Samuel E Grums from 'Police station, Crocus Hill, Anguilla' Cancelled 'A12' with St Kitts and London datestamps. The only recorded item of prepaid mail from Anguilla prior to the opening of the Post Office in 1900
1953 3d South African airletter overprinted 'BASUTOLAND' (No message) uprated with 2d Coronation adhesive tied 'MASERU' c.d.s. '3 VI 53' Scarce boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID' and 'CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS' cachet both applied in violet.
1943 censored envelope addressed to St Therese Convent, Bedford. Mass. From the Leper Hospital at Makogai Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'MAKOGAI FIJI' c.d.s. '3 MAR 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER X/ 116' seal at left side.
1916 Easter Greetings photographic card by Heisinger from Karl Hertle (858) at Verdala Barracks addressed to his wife in Augsburg. Oval 'FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR MALTA / P.C. / 1' struck in violet.
1945 Censored 'SIX PENCE' on 'ONE SHILLING' Prisoner of War Airletter cancelled 'MARTINBOROUGH' c.d.s. '6 NO 44'' Addressed to Stalag 344 Germany. It was undelivered in Germany, recovered by Allied forces and returned to New Zealand through the NZ Base PO in Great Britain backstamp 7th August 1945. Straight line 'RECOVERED BY ALLIED FORCES' struck in violet applied by the NZ Army Base PO used in August 1945
1910 registered envelope addressed to France franked '7 1/2d ' on '2/6d' adhesive tied 'GOLDEN VALLEY' c.d.s .'27 AUG 1910' a further strike alongside. Type 3 registration etiquette. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Some gum excess.
1906 1/2a stationery postcard uprated 1/2a adhesive with message written by a Belgium soldier from Kamindi in the Belgium Congo, posted over the border at Fort Portal, Uganda 12 days after writing 'ENTEBBE' transit and receiving cancellations.