1911 postcard addressed to London franked 1d Double Head tied 'GOLDEN VALLEY' c.d.s. '20 MAY 1911' A further strike alongside. The postcard show the train crash at Blaauwkrantz Bridge.
1910 envelope addressed to Florida franked 1d adhesive tied 'GOVERNORS HARBOUR' c.d.s. '2 DEC 10' A further strike alongside. The envelope was undelivered on return to Nassau straight line 'UNCLAIMED' applied. U.S. markings on the reverse.
1940 Censored stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to London cancelled dumb cancellation no location inserted c.d.s. '29 NO 1940' Large violet double circle 'MILITARY CENSOR/19' initialed 'J.S'
1939 envelope from London addressed to Nicosia Cyprus redirected to Singapore. Numerous manuscript markings 'Unknown at Tanglin Brcks etc. Boxed 'INCONNU/NOT KNOWN' oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE SINGAPORE' d/s ' in red. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1902 taxed stampless postcard from Italy addressed to Valletta. Oval 'VALLETTA' receiving cancellation '27 DE 02' '1d' in black circle and boxed 'Received in bad condition' struck in black. The card was originally a panorama card with the left side detached which is why the cachet was applied.
1879 stampless envelope addressed to Salam Massachusetts endorsed 'U.S.S. Ticonderoga/Sierra Leone/Ship Letter' Red manuscript '6' On the reverse unframed 'PAID AT SIERRA LEONE' c.d.s. 'AP 16 1879' struck in red . 'PAID LIVERPOOL BR PACKET' transit in red and 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse.
1903 postcard addressed to Germany headed and dated on the reverse 'Jmkoba 20 111 03' franked 1d adhesive tied 'ENTEBBE' c.d.s. 'AP 3 1903' 'MOMBASA' transit cancellation.
1948 taxed airmail envelope addressed to Denmark franked 5c & 10c adhesives tied 'TORONTO' slogan d/s 'MAR 9 1948' On arrival vertical strips two, three & four 20 ore postage dues tied 'GENTOFTE' c.d.s. '12.3.48'
1940's multi censored stampless airmail envelope from Rome addressed to an Italian P.O.W. in Egypt via Red Cross Geneva. Redirected to Khartoum. Various instructional and censor markings. Roughly opened at left side.
1860 envelope to Southampton rated '5' inred manuscript. Fine strike 'ST KITTS PAID' in Orange-Red 'ST KITTS' double arc on the reverse 'JU 27 1860' 'SOUTHAMPTON PACKET LETTER' on the front 'JY 12 1861'
1936 envelope addressed to Surrey franked 2 x 1/2d Whale & Penquin adhesives tied 'FOX BAY' c.d.s. 'SP 15 36' Large part 'PORT STANLEY' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1896 registered envelope addressed to Paris franked 1/2d, 3d & 6d adhesives tied 'ST GEORGE'S' c.d.s. 'JU 25 96' Two strikes in black of the 'A R' cachet 'REGISTERED/LONDON' transit cancellation, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1924 envelope addressed to London franked single 2c and a vertical pair 1c adhesives tied 'COLOMBO/SUPPORT THE/BRITISH EMPIRE/EXHIBITION' slogan d/s '30 APR 24' struck in black. Overstamped by 'SUPPORT THE/BRITISH EMPIRE' slogan cachet in purple. Apparently this purple handstamp was used on mail where the slogan was unclear.
1901 stampless 'No Stamps Available ' envelope addressed to Great Yarmouth. Violet rubber 'CHRISTIANIA' c.d.s. '11 JAN 01' Countersigned bottom left 'W.H. Turton/Maj R.E.' (Royal Engineers) In use for a short period after British capture from the Boers. 'LONDON PAID' transit on the front 'KIMBERLEY' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to New Jersey redirected to Ohio U.S.A. Franked Great Britain single 2d and an irregular block of three 1/- adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '7 OC 41' 'LISBON' transit on the reverse. On arrival U.S. Officially Sealed labels applied.
1947 registered envelope addressed to Salisbury adhesives tied 'FILABUSI' c.d.s. '8 MAY 47' Scarce Pink/Black registration etiquette with 'FILABUSI' handstamp in violet.
1907 postcard addressed to Christchurch redirected to Nelson New Zealand franked Straits Settlements 3c tied 'LABUAN' c.d.s. '28 MAR 1907' 'SINGAPORE & 'CHRISTCHURCH' cancellations on the front.
1944 Censored 3d Active Service Letter Card from 22nd A/T BTY 11th A/T Regt S.A.A. U.D.F. C.M.F' dated '16th June 1944' addressed to Bulawayo cancelled 'A.P.O. U.M.K. 5' c.d.s. The writer David Shaw states they have been through Rome and goes on to describe Rome. An unusal usage of the Airletter from overseas.
1882 Entire letter addressed to Buenos Aires Argentina 'Via Aden & Mauritius' Franked 17c adhesive tied 'MAURITIUS B53' duplex index '4' Oval 'GOUDIN, COUTANCEAU & Co PORT LOUIS, MAURICE' strick in red. "LONDON' transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse. A rare destination.
Undated stampless WW1 envelope from a Prisoner of War. Cancelled 'FROM PRISONER OF WAR FREE/P C/MALTA' struck in black partly overstamped 'POST FREE PRISONERS OF WAR/P/C.' struck in magenta.
1937 registered envelope addressed to Oxford carried by French airmail Multi franked with Great Britain overprinted adhesives including '1 FRANC' on 2/6d' Seahorse tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. CASABLANCA' d/s '31 MY 37' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1937 envelope addressed to Manchester via French airmail franked Great Britain overprinted block of four and three singles '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '7 MY 37' "PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1934 envelope addressed to South Africa endorsed in pencil' Via London' Carried by French airmail via Paris. Multi franked with Great Britain adhesives including '1 FRANC' on '2/6d' Seahorse 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1932 envelope carried by french Airmail addressed to Huddersfield franked Great Britain overprinted '10 CENTIMES' on '1d' '15 CENTIMES' on ' 1 1/2d' and two vertical strips of four '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '21 SP 32' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1934 envelope carried by French Airmail to London franked Great Britain overprinted '25 CENTIMES' on '2 1/2d' and '1 FRANC' on '2/6d' Seahorse tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '3 OC 34' 'PARIS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1845 Entire Letter 'Per Ryder Aly' headed 'New York Nov 8 1845' addressed to Kingston Jamaica rated '1/4' in manuscript. Fine two line 'JAMAICA/SHIP LETTER' struck on arrival. On the reverse 'KINGSTON JAMAICA' double arc c.d.s. 'DE 10 1845'
1956 large part 6d Airletter addressed to London cancelled 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '24 JU 56' Violet three line 'SALVAGED/ARGONAUT AIR/CRASH KANO' cachet. A B.O.A.C. Argonaut plane hit a tree and burst into flames and crashed at Kano Airport a small amount of mail was salvaged. 19 people were saved out a total of 38 passengers and 7 crew.
1942 multi censored airmail envelope from an German internee at Andalussia internee camp addressed to Munster Germany franked 3d & 6d adhesives tied 'CAPE TOWN' c.d.s. '4 X! 42' Crown oval camp cachet in violet. South African and German censor markings.
1941 multi censored 3As registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Bombay franked additional 2 1/2As adhesive tied 'ADEN/REG' c.d.s. '4 NOV 41' Boxed 'CENSOR/ADEN' cachet struck in violet, together with Indian censor seal and cachet.
1940 censored envelope addressed to Plymouth franked 1 1/2d adhesive alongside 'LONDON I.S. H.M. SHIPS' c.d.s. '15 JA 40' On the reverse 'Passed by Censor/Office of Vice -/Admiral, Malta' struck in green initialed in blue manuscript.
1943 registered censored envelope addressed to Cape Town South Africa franked 1d, 1/- & 6d adhesives tied oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE MALTA/REGISTERED' d/s '17 AU 13' Censor seal at left. Scarce 'BARCLAYS BANK/(MALTA) registered etiquette.
1878 Stampless On Her Majesty's Service registered envelope addressed to Berlin cancelled 'REGISTERED NASSAU' c.d.s. 'JU 28 78' struck in red. Oval Crown 'REGISTERED' cachet and 'REGISTERED LONDON' transit datestamp all in red. 'HANNOVER - BERLIN' registered T.P.O. registration etiquette. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1932 envelope addressed to Munich franked overprinted 3d adhesive tied 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/LINIE/HAMBURG/OAST AFRIKA/C' c.d.s. '28 1 32' Staright line 'D. Ussukuma' of the Woermann line.
1931 envelope addressed to Munich franked overprinted 3d adhesive tied oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/AFRIKA/LINIE/111' d/s '10 12 31' allocated to the Woermann Wangoni
1929 envelope addressed to France franked 6d adhesive tied "LAGOS' c.d.s. '30 AU 29' A further strike alongside. Straight line 'LATE FEE PAID' struck in violet. The 6d cost of the letter comprises (for 2 oz) 2 1/2d + 1 1/2d and 2d for the 'Late Fee' The back flap is missing.
1879 envelope in the handwriting of Captain (Admiral) Hay addressed to Sidmouth franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl.14 tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'JY 6 79' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.,
1943 censored envelope addressed to Los Angeles franked block of four 1d adhesive cancelled 'SUVA' c.d.s. '26 OCT 43' A further strike alongside. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER X/111' seal.
1946 taxed stampless envelope addressed to Lindos. Great Britain 3d postage due applied overprinted 'M.E.F.' paying the manuscript charge,m tied by the scarce re-issued 'RR. POSTE ITALIANE* LINDO (RODI EGEO)' c.d.s. ' 1 1 46'