1903 taxed postcard (Convict Island) addressed to France franked 1/2d adhesive tied 'PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'MR 7 03' 'T' in black circle. On arrival 10c postage due applied tied 'PARIS XV1' c.d.s. '27 3 03'
1940 KGV 2d stationery envelope addressed to London cancelled 'SUVA' c.d.s. '12 OC 40' a further strike alongside. G crown R Found open or damaged and officially sealed' brown label applied in London tied 'LONDON S.W.1' c.d.s. struck in red '13 NOV 40'
1946 envelope addressed to Glasgow franked 1/- overprinted adhesive tied 'FALKLAND ISLANDS DEPENDENCY / SOUTH SHETLANDS' c.d.s. '17 JAN 1946' Port Stanley transit cancellation on the reverse.
1890 1d stationery card (no message) uprated 1/2d adhesive tied legible 'A08' 'MONTSERRAT/P' c.d.s. at top left 'MR 14 90' The 'P' index was allocated to Plymouth, it is the second example I have seen. Addressed to an officer in the 10th Hussars Dusseldorf.
1897 1d stationery envelope uprated 4 x 1d adhesives (1oz rate 5d) addressed to Kent tied 'MONTSERRAT' c.d.s. 'JY 21 97' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 envelope franked 5m (The other adhesive missing) tied 'KHARTOUM' machine d/s '17 NOV 1941' from Gellatly Hankey & Co addressed to Capt .L.L. Macleary A/Secretary O.E.T.A. Gordon College Khartoum. Backstamped 'F.P.O. 214' c.d.s. '18 NO 41' Handstamped 'DAMAGED IN AIRCRAFT FIRE' The envelope was in transit with a flight off the South African Airforce to the main O.E.T.A.' office in Nairobi. (O.E.T.A. is Occupied Enemy Territory Administration)
c.1946 3/7d Myer Emporium Ltd stationery parcel label addressed to Scotland cancelled by straight line of horizontal bars from the Melbourne d/s (3/7d was the rate for a parcel up to 7b)
c.1946 5/10 Myer Emporium Ltd parcel label addressed to London cancelled 'MELBOURNE VICTORIA' d/s for October 1946 (5/10d was the rate for a parcel weighing 7 b to 11b parcel)
1934 postcard (R.M.S. Mauretainia - Cunard Line) addressed to the U.S.A. Franked Great Britain Penny Half Penny adhesive tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT TRINIDAD' 'G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. alongside 'FE 28 34'
1927 2c + 3c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Chicago franked additional 4c adhesive tied 'SAN ESTERVAN' c.d.s. 'FE 2 27' A further strike on the front. Slight damage on opening bottom right corner.
Undated parcel tag 'P train' addressed to Epping from F. Lassetter & Co, Limited franked '3d & 6d Government Railways parcel stamps cancelled '21' in large circle struck in black.
1901 censored envelope from Kroonstad O.R.C. addressed to Boer P.O.W. Bermuda with manuscript 'Not Burtts' erased and 'Not Hawkins' 'Not Darrells' and 'Tuckers' 'HAMILTON' c.d.s. on the reverse 'NO 16 1901'
1941 envelope from B.B.C. at Bush House addressed to Coogee 3/4d Australia Customs Duty London' adhesive tied 'LONDON 1/2d' machine d/s '12 SEP 1941' The customs duty label applied to printed matter advertising.
1939 $5 Postal Order (10c Commission) franked additional 5c, 35c & 4c adhesives tied 'KAMPAR M.O.' c.d.s. '9 FE 1939' applied by the issuing office 'IPOH M. O & S.B.' c.d.s. applied by the paying office.
1898 2d registered stationery envelope (G) 'Per "Bahaua" addressed to Manchester franked overprinted 1/- & 3d adhesives a single 1 1 /2d and an overprinted 1d 'Stamp Duty' tied 'FREETOWN' c.d.s. 'NO 7 98' Oval 'REGISTERED FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE' d/s 'NO 7 98' Transit and receiving cancellations.
1892 1d stationery card with message addressed to Port Of Spain Trinidad cancelled with a very fine upright 'A10' The last recorded usage of the upright 'A10' is No 17 1890 So far two examples of the later use for the 1889 - 1902 period are known. 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. on the front 'FE 15 92' together with a receiving cancellation.
1903 postcard ( Islands on which the Boer prisoners were in captivity, Bermuda ) Franked 1d adhsive tied legible 'BAILEY'S BAY' c.d.s. 'AU 12 1903' addressed to London.
1937 registered envelope addressed to Canada franked horizontal pair 4d adhesives tied 'REGISTERED CASTRIES ST LUCIA' d/s '3 SP 37' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1940 multi franked registered censored airmail envelope addressed to Devon Australian adhesives tied 'NORFOLK ISLAND AUST' c.d.s. '20 JE 40' Fine boxed 'Passed by / Censor 3 / NORFOLK ISLAND' struck in violet. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1931 registered airmail envelope addressed to New York franked 6d, (Airmail) 1/2d, 'TWO PENCE' on '1 1/2d' and 3d Lakatoi adhesives tied 'KULUMADAU PAPUA' c.d.s. '1 AUG 31' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1901 Three Half Pence illustrated stationery card (Charleville Bore) with message addressed to Graz Austria cancelled '148' in Sunburst unframed 'THURSDAY ISLAND QUEENSLAND' c.d.s. 'FE 19 01' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1918 'Australian Souvenir Studies' complete with set of pictures addressed to Birmingham franked 2 x 1/2d adhesives one overprinted 'N.W. Pacific Islands' tied 'MELBOURNE' slogan d/s '7 JE 18'
1901 envelope with enclosed 3 sided letter addressed to Ireland franked 1d adhesive cancelled manuscript 'Bida / 30.3.01' This manuscript was in use from 30th March until 1st April 1901 On the reverse 'LOKOJO POST OFFICE' violet double oval '6 APR 1901' The letter written by an officer in the 2nd Batt. W.A.F.F. is a fascinating account of the military action against the Emir of Bida a notorious slave trader
1908 postcard from Livorno addressed to Palermo with a very fine strike of the 'MISSENT TO MALTA' struck in black. 'Oval 'VALLETTA MALTA' d/s '24 OC 08' and receiving cancellation on the front.
1908 1c stationery card with message written from Kudat addressed to Switzerland. Uprated overprinted 1c & 2c adhesives tied 'JESSELTON' c.d.s. '25 AUG 08' Singapore transit and receiving cancellations on the front.
KGV1 Great Britain overprinted 6d Postal Order '2d' on THREE HALF - PENCE' poundage cancelled 'ACCOUNTS G.P.O. MALTA' Maltese cross d/s 'MR 24 62' The QE11 values were not released until the KGV1 stock has been used.
1938 Great Britain Three Half Pence stationery envelope addressed to London cancelled in transit 'CRISTOBAL C.Z. PAQUEBOT / 1' duplex 'JUN 10 1938' On the reverse 'PITCAIRN ISLAND N.Z. POSTAL AGENCY' c.d.s. '26 MR 38' and receiving cancellation.
1935 airmail envelope addressed to Kirkwall Orkney Islands franked 50c adhesive tied 'DAR-ES-SALAAM - TABORA T.P.O. DOWN' c.d.s. '30 AU 1935 (Central Line) Dodoma transit cancellation on the reverse.
1942 censored airmail envelope addressed to London locally redirected franked Great Britain overprinted horizontal pair 1d and 1/- & 4d unoverprinted adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '13 De 41' censor seal at left.
1914 stampless censored postcard from a German P.O.W. addressed to Germany. Boxed 'FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR' cachet struck in black and 'POST FREE PRISONERS OF WAR / P.C.' struck in violet.
1915 Great Britain overprinted '5 CENTIMOS' on 'HALFPENNY' stationery card with message written in Hebrew addressed to the Chief Rabbi Gibraltar. Cancelled 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TETUAN' c.d.s. '18 JA 15' a further strike alongside, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 censored cigarette thank you card addressed to California franked 1d adhesive tied 'ZAIRA' c.d.s. '1 FEB 41' with a fine strike in violet of the boxed 'PASSED / BY UNIT / CENSOR 29'
KG.V. 3c + 3c stationery card overprinted 'SPECIMEN' additional handstamped 'ULTRAMAR' applied by the Portuguese Post Office for distribution to the five colonies.
1926 Great Britain overprinted 3d + 1 1/2d (4 1/2d) registered stationery envelope (G) with additional overprinted 1/2d adhesive tied 'FRANCISTOWN' c.d.s. '12 JAN 1926' Boxed violet registration cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1939 censored postcard addressed to Germany franked 3c adhesive tied 'TORONTO' machine d/s 'AUG 24 1939' German censor handstamp on the front. Mailed 10 days before the outbreak of WW11
1935 registered envelope addressed to Brighton franked 1 1/2d & 3d Jubilee together with a 1/2d adhesive with plate '3' in margin tied 'TULAGI' c.d.s. '1 OC 35' transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1943 stampless War Economy 'On His Majesty's Service' airmail envelope addressed to St Albans cancelled 'NASSAU' c.d.s. '18 FEB 43' Carried on Yankee Clipper Boeing 314 operated by Pan Am crashed and sank in the River Tagus Lisbon. Some mail was salvaged. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-Water' cachet struck in violet, applied on mail addressed to the U.K.
1931 Registered First Flight cover British Guiana - Salvador franked 2c & 60c adhesives tied 'AIR MAIL BRITISH GUIANA' c.d.s. '6 FE 31' Boxed flight cachet on the front, receiving cancellation on the reverse. 29 covers flown.
1943 stampless censored envelope from an internee at Camp No 8 Eastern Command addressed to the U.K. Four line 'SERVICE / Prisoners of War / C.S. Thane, Lt. Col / Comdt, Hay' struck in maroon. Boxed 'CAMP COMMANDANT / No 8 INTERNMENT CAMP' struck in violet. Sydney machine datestamp 'DEFENSE FORCE NO POSTAGE REQUIRED'