1951 envelope addressed to Lagos franked 1d adhesive tied 'MOBILE P.O. NO 1 NIGERIA' c.d.s. '31 MR 1951' Nigeria's first mobile post office operated at Iddo station and was officially opened on 14th April. The cancellation was first used on 31st March.
1924 registered envelope addressed to Northampton franked two horizontal pairs and a single 1d adhesive tied 'LAGOS-IBADAN T.P.O.' c.d.s. '27 MR 24' with blue manuscript registation. On the reverse a strike of the unrecorded 'NIGERIAN RAILWAY AGBESI' c.d.s. 27 MR 1924'
1903 1/2d uprated stationery card with message addressed to Berlin cancelled 'S.O. EINTRACHT O.R.C.' double ring struck in violet '18 DEC 1903' Overstamped 'CLOCOLAN' c.d.s. in transit. Merchants oval cachet at top left.
1846 Entire Letter addressed to Scotland. From the Quatermaster of the 79th Highlanders ordering winter and summer tartans. 'GIBRALTAR' curve and 'M/N.R.' in red circle on the front (Midland Northern Railway) Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 postcard addressed to Germany redirected internally on arrivial franked 3c adhesive just tied 'KAIS DEUTSCHE/MARINE/SCHIFFPOST/No 66' c.d.s. '2.10.99' mailed by a German soldier en-route to China.
1932 taxed envelope addressed to the Cayman Islands franked 2 x 1/4d adhesives tied three line 'BUY/TURKS ISLAND/SALT/NONE BETTER' 'TURK ISLAND' c.d.s. alongside 'AU 27 32' On arrival 3d adhesive applied paying the manuscript charge tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'SE 15 1932' Three line 'BUY/BRITISH/GOODS' cachet on the front.
1945 Indian registered stationery envelope (H) with an additional 4as adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 770' allocated to Burma. From a member of the West African Forces Nigeria (NA) was the code for Nigeria. Addressed to London
1919 registered envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 75c adhesive overprinted 'G.E.A.' tied ' I.E.F. BASE OFFICE B' c.d.s. Registration etiquette used for a short period in late 1918 Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1919 postcard addressed to Liege Belgium franked horizontal pair 3c adhesives overprinted 'G.E.A. ' tied by the locally fashioned for ring 'DARESSALAAM' c.d.s. '4 AP 19 In use for 23 days 17th March - 8 April.
1919 envelope addressed to Johannesburg franked 1c & 3c adhesives overprinted 'G.E.A.' tied 'I.E.F. BASE OFFICE B' c.d.s. '21 MR 19' which is reputed to be the last known date of usage.
1946 registered envelope addressed to Dar Es Salaam franked horizontal pair 20c and a single 10c adhesive tied 'DARESSALAAM - TABORA T.P.O. DOWN' c.d.s. '1 OC 46' 'Ruvu' registration etiquette, village erased 'IGALULA' inserted in manuscript.
1946 airmail envelope addressed to Ohio franked vertical pair Great Britain 1/- adhesives paying the double air rate, tied 'CALYMNOS DODECANESE' c.d.s. '24.9.46' The envelope passed through Rhodes where the straight line 'By North Atlantic Air Services' cachet applied in black. 'RODI' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1945 censored airmail envelope addressed to Sweden franked Great Britain 10d & 7d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '1 JA 45' Straight line 'PAR AVION' in violet. Censor seal at left '2148'
1948 airmail envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked Great Britain 7d & 8d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '8 JY 48' Double oval 'O.A.T.' struck in violet alongside.
1946 registered airmail envelope addressed to New York franked horizontal pair Great Britain 1/- adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. TANGIER' d/s '1 AP 40' Two line 'NORTH ATLANTIC/AIR SERVICE' struck in violet.
1933 airmail envelope addressed to Woolwich franked Great Britain overprinted 6d and an unoverprinted 1/2d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '8 MY 33' Carried on a Compagnie Aeropostale aircraft which crashed at Viladrau. The pilot and five others died when the plan crashed in stormy weather and caught fire. French Air accident cachet in violet.
1949 envelope carried on Inaugural Service Malayan Airways Borneo Singapore 7/6/1949 flight addressed to Singapore. Franked 12c 10c & 3c adhesives tied by the boxed 'AIR MAIL/NORTH BORNEO' cachet with an aeroplane in the centre, only used on 6th June. Below 'JESSELTON' c.d.s. '6 JUN 49'
1918 registered envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1d & 2/- adhesives tied 'NASSAU' c.d.s. '12 JUN 18' The 2/- is scarce on cover. 'REGISTERED LIVERPOOL' d/s on the reverse and receiving cancellation.
1930 registered envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 3d adhesive tied 'ROCK SOUND' c.d.s. '10 FEB 30' The outside circle disappeared due to wear. Scarce large 'R' in violet circle applied at Rock Sound. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1919 registered On Her Majesty's Envelope from the Post Office addressed to London. Franked 1d & 3d adhesives overprinted 'WAR TAX' tied 'NASSAU' c.d.s. '22 JUL 19' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1927 registered envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 2d with sheet number in margin and a 1d adhesive tied 'NICHOLLS TOWN' c.d.s. '27 JUN 27' The cancellation was discontinued on the 28th. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1896 Hong Kong 4c stationery postcard with message addressed to a passenger on board the P & O vessel Kaiser Hind manuscript 'Not on board' and 'Refd by agents - not claimed' Singapore receiving cancellation FE 24 96' Rare boxed 'Non Reclame/Not called for' struck in black. A further Singapore cancellation 'AP 28 96' before being returned. Some edge faults including a closed tear at left side.
WW1 censored stampless postcard addressed to Ohio U.S.A. From French forces manuscript 'Legeon d'orient Malta F.M.' Oval 'WAR OFFICE/POSTAL CENSOR' cachet in violet. On arrival vertical pair precancelled 2c postage dues applied. The free rate only applied to mail going to France.
1912 taxed envelope from Germany addressed to Grenada 'Uber Cherbourg' Straight line 'MISSENT TO ST VINCENT' struck in black. On arriva; in Grenada 1d postage due applied paying the charge St Vincent & Grenada cancellations on the reverse.
1908 registered envelope from Bismark Germany addressed to Kingston. On arrival two strikes of the straight line 'UNCLAIMED' in black 'ST VINCENT' c.d.s. alongside 'MR 12 08' Various manuscript notations in red. Finally returned to Germany. Numerous cancellations on the reverse.
1899 registered advertising envelope addressed to Port Royal Jamaica franked block of four 1/2d and a single 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JA 6 99' Unusually the advertisement is printed on the address side.
1899 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Germany franked 6d adhesive tied legible 'ST VINCENT' c.d.s. 'FE 11 99' with a fine strike of the cancellation below. London Registered transit d/s
1894 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Germany franked vertical pair 2 1/2 PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' adhesives tied 'KINSTON" c.d.s. 'NO 3 94' A further strike alongside. Oval London Registered transit d/s receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1903 6c stationery card with message headed and dated 'Sandakan 9/5 1903' with message addressed to Germany cancelled in transit by 'SINGAPORE' c.d.s. 'MY 18 1903' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1861 envelope addressed to Holland endorsed "In dienst" 'Per Mails via England' and 'Zuid Afrika Oranje Vristaat" and signed as being on official government business, backstamped 'Cape Town' c.d.s. 'SE 21 1861' London and Arnhem (Nov 2) Marked as a triple weight letter with '4d' due to the Cape and 3/- due to G.B. Charged '240' cents upon arrival. A filing endorsement on the reverse refers to Fauresmith. A fine and rare official prestamp cover from the Orange Free State.
1940 registered censored airmail envelope addressed to New York carried on first flight by Pan American trans Pacific service FAM 19 Franked at 4/- for the 3/11d per 1/2oz rate plus 3d registration, tied 'G.P.O. SYDNEY' c.d.s. '17 JY 40' straight line 'RELEASED BY CENSOR' struck in violet. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1870 stampless mourning envelope addressed to Stuttgart with enclosed letter written from 'H.M.S. Nymidon' at Simons Bay. (which includes "my letters as a rule are sent through the Commodores bag") addressed to another naval officer in Germany, sent by naval bag to London. Posted at Lombard Street paid 6d in cash. French and German transit datestamps. Unusual.
1911 advertising envelope addressed to New Hampshire franked 1/2d adhesive paying the printed matter rate tied 'MONTSERRAT' c.d.s. 'AP 1 1911' The envelope probably carried a church circular.
1932 taxed envelope addressed to DEnmark franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'DUNEDIN' slogan d/s '1 SEP 1932' On arrival '10 ore postage due applied paying the charge tied 'KJOBENHAVN' c.d.s. '10 MR 32'
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to London franked 50c adhesive tied 'SINGAPORE' machine d/s/ 'AUG 18 1941' Red/White/Blue 'ARRIVED SAFELY/THANKS TO THE/BRITISH/NAVY/AND AIR FORCE' patriotic label tied by the censor strip.