1915 Censored 1pi stationery envelope addressed to Military Base Depot, Port Taufid redirected to Suez. Cancelled oval 'REGISTERED KHARTOUM' d/s '18 DE 15' 'PASSED/BY/CENSOR/SUDAN/18' strick in violet triangle. Transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse. A couple of small insect holes at the base.
1940 censored delayed Experanto envelope franked 1d adhesive tied 'PORT MORESBY' c.d.s. '25 MR 40' A further strike alongside. The delivery of the envelope was delayed three years Dutch typewritten label which translates 'Amsterdam March 1948/Delivery delayed to wartime conditions' On delivery the envelope locally redirected. Holland was occupied by German forces on 10th May 1940
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to Sydney franked 5d adhesive tied 'SALAMAUA' c.d.s. '11 NO 41' 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal overstruck 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/T.N.G..50' boxed cachet struck in violet in use for around four months.
1871 Entire Letter 'Per Louisa' headed and dated 'Tamatave le 24 Avril 1871' addressed to Port Louis Mauritius. Straight line 'Ship letter' and '6d/TO PAY' (incoming ship letter rate) Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1895 Indian 1/4a stationery card headed and dated 'S.M.S. Condor 5 111 95/Zanzibar' on the reverse with message. Uprated Indian 9pi adhesive tied 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. '5 MA 95' Addressed to Berlin redirected. French Paquebot marking on the reverse. Light vertical fold at far left.
1940 censored redirected airmail envelope franked 2 x 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'TULAGI' c.d.s. '15 AU 40' addressed to Wau New Guinea redirected to Australia 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal overstamped boxed 'Passed by Censor/T.N.G. No.22' struck in violet.
1940 censored airmail envelope addressed to Sussex franked 8d & 9d adhesive tied 'PORT MORESBY' c.d.s. '6 AP 40' Boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR' and two line 'NO. 11 SQUADRON R.A.A.F./PORT MORESBY. PAPUA' cachet, both struck in violet.
1877 envelope from Lands title commission endorsed at far left addressed to Melbourne Australia franked horizontal stip of three 6d adhesives overprinted 'V R' tied by the rare manuscript 'P.O./Suva Suva' 1/9/77' 'SUVA' cancellation on the front 'SP 4 1877' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1942 multi franked censored envelope addressed to Khartoum franked Great Britain overprinted 'M.E.F.' adhesives tied 'ADI UGRI ERITREA' c.d.s. '28 7 42' struck in violet. bilingual 'PASSED BY/7/CENSOR' cachet on the front in violet. 'EXAMINED BY CENSOR/3/VERIFICATO PER CENSURA' seal on the reverse overstruck bilingual 'PASSED BY/10/CENSOR' A rare trio of censor cachets.
1913 1d stationery lettercard with message addressed to Bloemfontein cancelled 'GOLDEN VALLEY' c.d.s. '1 DEC 1913' A further strike alongside. Scarce commercial usage of the lettercard
1957 charred envelope from Barbados addressed to Funchal Maderia adhesives tied 'AIR MAIL G.P.O. BARBADOS' c.d.s. '11 NO 57' Carried on the flying boat "Sydney" of Aquila Airways which left Southampton on 16th November 1957 for Lisbon. The aircraft crashed into a hillside near Newport on the Isle of Wight after one of it's engines caught fire, killing 44. The envelope was returned to the sender in an official 'Ambulance' envelope which also bears the purple crash cachet.
1925 taxed envelope addressed to Philadelphia franked 1d adhesive tied 'MIDDLEBURG TRANSVAAL' c.d.s. '10 AUG 25' Scarce bilingual boxed 'CLOSED AGANIST INSPECTION' struck in black. South African & U.S. charge markings. The back flap is missing.
1928 Receipt for charges on parcel '(M.X. 4771) Wt.1241/1233 P.T. 200 Bks. 9/26' 'KHARTOUM' c.d.s. '30 JU 28' index 'P' (Parcels) Slight damage at far left where removed from the booklet.
1926 taxed envelope addressed to Manchester franked 1d adhesive tied 'HALSETON' c.d.s. Boxed octagonal charge marking and bilingual 'MORE TO PAY/ABOVE.....oz/' taxe marking in black.
1872 lettersheet addressed to Calgari franked Great Britain 4d adhesive Pl.12 tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'JU 18 72' 'P.D.' & '2 3/4' Red accountancy markings. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1868 lettersheet addressed to France franked Great Britain 4d adhesive Pl.6 tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'MR 31 68' Red 'P.D.' & '2 3/4' accountancy mark. French T.P.O.'s on the front and back.
1942 2c S.S. stationery card with boxed 'MALAYA/2 cts/ POSTAGE' alongside in black overprinted for the Japanese Occupation. Superb unused.
1942 censored envelope addressed to Ipoh franked S.S. 8c overprinted for the Japanese Occupation tied 'DAI NIPPON G.P.O. PENANG' c.d.s. '21 JY 2602' Oval censor chop at right struck in violet.
1942 censored card with message addressed to Ipoh franked vertical pair 2c Negri Sembilan adhesives overprinted for the Japanese Occupation tied 'KUALA LUMPUR' Japanese style c.d.s. '7 24 2602' (1942) Japanese censor chop[ on the front.
1924 envelope addressed to England franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/LONDON APRIL 1924/AUSTRALIAS OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s '22 JA' with '1924' at the base of the datestamp.
1924 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 3d 'Roo' tied 'MELBOURNE/BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/ALWAYS ASK FOR/AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s '15 AP 24' with two stars in the datestamp.
1930 airmail envelope addressed to Bath England franked 25c, 5c & 4c adhesives tied by a fine strike and part strike 'BARRACKS BELIZE' c.d.s. '6 DEC 1930 in black. The airmail etiquette has horizontal violet lines cancelling the service.
1914 2d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Chicago franked 2 1/2d adhesive cancelled 'CUMBERLAND' c.d.s. 'JA 30 14' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Light vertical fold.
1934 envelope addressed to England franked 1d adhesive tied boxed 'POSTED ON BOARD' Large double circle 'R.M.S. LADY DRAKE/MAILED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet struck in red. 'BARBADOS' c.d.s. on the reverse '1 MY 34'
1945 postcard from Readers Digest addressed to R.A.F. Darwin Australia franked Great Britain 1/2d adhesive and 1/4d customs duty adhesive tied 'LONDON' machine d/s. Receiving cancellation on the front. Creases.
1909 2 1/2d stationery envelope addressed to Colwyn Bay North Wales cancelled 'GADZEMA' c.d.s. '10 JUL 09' light vertical paper fold. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Liverpool franked 1d adhesive tied 'BONNY RIVER' c.d.s. 'OC 20 00' A further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1940's envelope stationery International Red Cross Hong Kong addressed to I.R.C. Shanghai franked Japanese 20s adhesive tied 'HONG KONG' Japenese d/s Red I.R.C. Hong Kong' cachet on the front.
1849 E.L. from Calcutta via Galle addressed to Mauritius '1/-' packet postage rate. Crown 'MAURITIUS' receiving d/s 'SP 13 1849' Boxed 'PACKET' and 'BEARING' all struck in black. Carried on P & O steamer "PRECURSOR" from Calcutta to Galle. It was then carried by fast schooner to Port Louis.
1849 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to Bordeaux 'Per Lord Haddon' 'MAURITIUS POST OFFICE' c.d.s. 'FE 28' struck in black. Boxed 'COLONIES/ART.13' Anglo French accountancy marking. Boxed step type 'SHIP-LETTER/PLYMOUTH' in blue on the reverse.
1851 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to London '1/10' packet postage via Marseille. Oval 'PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS' d/s 'FE 10 1851' struck in black. Carried on the fast Schooner chartered by the government to Point De Galle in Ceylon connecting there with the P & O steamship service. The "Oriental" left Galle on 16th March and arrived at Suez on 1st April.
1854 E.L. from Port Louis addressed to St Malo France rated '1/-' packet postage rate paid. 20 Decimes due. Fine oval 'PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS' d/s 'OC 21 1854' struck in red. Carried on the French Schooner 'Mahe De La Bourdonnais' which took this letter to Galle. It was then taken by the P & O steamer "Oriental"" to Suez. After an overland journey to Alexandria it was carried by the P & O ship 'Vectis" to Marseille.
1948 envelope addressed to Sevenoaks U.K. franked vertical strip of four and a single Great Britain 1d adhesive overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'RODI EGEO' c.d.s. '8 3 48' with brackets omitted.
1900 1/2d + 1/2d stationery card with message addressed to Germany franked additional 1/2d adhesive overprinted 'REVENUE' tied 'KAIS DEUTSCHE/MARINE SCHIFFPOST/No 16' c.d.s. '6 3 00' Scarce usage from a German Warship.