1898 registered envelope addressed to Christiana Norway franked '2 1/2 PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' and 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'FE 11 98' Light London transit cancellation on the front, transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. A rare destination. The back flap is missing.
1937 envelope addressed to London locally redirected franked 1/2d paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'NYAMANDHLOVU' c.d.s. ';16 NOV 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. The back flap is missing.
1917 censored envelope addressed to France franked 2 x 10c and a single 5c adhesive overprinted for the East African Belgium Occupation tied 'BPCVPK NO 11' c.d.s. ' 6 11 17' allocated to Gottorp. On the reverse censored manuscript by Commandant of the Brigade Nord and signed twice. French censor seal at left.
1935 envelope addressed to St Louis franked 1c, 2c & 3c adhesives tied 'GEORGETOWN BRITISH GUIANA' c.d.s. '25 MR 35' 'C.N.S. "LADY HAWKINS" PURSERS OFFICE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS" double circle cachet struck in violet.
1901 censored 1d stationery card with message from a French Prisoner of war at Deadwood Camp addressed to Paris. Cancelled 30 bars 4 x 15 forming a circle 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'JU 7 01' alongside. Double circle 'CENSOR PRISONER OF WAR' struck in violet initialed 'E.W.' (E Walton)
1925 2d postage + 3c registration (5c) registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to the U.S.A. Franked vertical pair 2c adhesives tied 'REGISTRATION BELIZE' c.d.s. '3 DE 25' New York transit and receiving cancellations.
1943 censored envelope addressed to Ipoh franked two horizontal pairs Negri Sembilan 2c adhesives overprinted for the Japanese occupation tioed 'YUBIN KYOKU' c.d.s. '11 MAY 2602' On the reverse is a boxed initialed censor chop.
1901 1d stationery card with long message from a German Prisoner of War in Broad Bottom Camp addressed to Germany cancelled 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'MY 25 01' 'PRISONER OF WAR BROAD BOTTOM CAMP / CENSOR; initialed in red manuscript 'A.W.P. This reputed to be the earliest known use of the 'A.W.P.' censorship in red. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1941 censored envelope from Buenos Aires Argentina addressed to Bahamas. PORT OF SPAIN TRINIDAD' transit cancellation on the reverse Green/White 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal at left applied in Nassau.
1935 airmail envelope addressed to Brisbane Australia franked 2/- & 4 1/2d adhesives tied 'AIR MALTA' c.d.s. '5 APR 35' struck in violet ' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1909 Registered envelope addressed to Germany franked 1/- adhesive tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. 'NO 27 09' Oval REGISTERED TURKS ISLAND' below. Birmingham & London transit cancels on the back. German Railway registration etiquette on the front.
1944 Censored envelope from Operation Tabarin addressed to New Zealand franked overprinted 1d adhesive tied 'SOUTH SHETLANDS' c.d.s. '2 JUL 1944' Crown 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 35' seal at left side. Port Stanley transit cancellation of 15th December on the reverse.
1894 Taxed stampless envelope addressed to Italy cancelled 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. of the French Post Office '6 MARS 94' Small 'T' in triange. Addressed to Milan Italy on arrival 50c postage due applied tied 'MILANO' c.d.s. On the reverse large part 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE' octagonal datestamp.
1949 multi franked registered envelope adhesives tied 'KEETMANSHOOP' c.d.s. 'FE 11 49' Addressed to Israel blue manuscript 'Palestine' Two line 'MAIL SERVICE / SUSPENDED' struck in black. 'RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN' c.d.s. on the reverse '16 11 49'
1944 1a stationery envelope from the January 1944 printing uprated 1/2a adhesive tied 'ADEN' c.d.s. '2 JY 44' Addressed to Aden Camp receiving cancellation on the reverse. Small specks of toning right side.
1891 2c stationery card addressed to Port Louis cancelled '34' barred numeral allocated to Riviere Des Anguilles proving strike on the reverse. On the front 'MAURITIUS' c.d.s. 'MR 25 91' Carrier/3 dated cachet on the reverse
1886 2c stationery card with message addressed to Rose Belle cancelled '10' barred numeral cancellation allocated to Flacq. Proving and receiving cancellations on the front.
1900 envelope addressed to Leicester franked horizontal strip of four 'THREE PENCE' on 'ONE PENNY' tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'DE 14 00' 'R' in black oval. Registration etiquette on the reverse.
1900 envelope endorsed 'From F. W. Pantlin S - Sergt N.S.W. Army Medical Corps.' Frederick Pantlin was a Staff - Sergeant in the Second Contingent. Endorsed and dated bottom left corner 'PRETORIA 19 AUG 1900' Addressed to Sydney. Franked 2 x New South Wales 1/2d adhesive tied 'ARMY A.P.O. 55 S AFRICA' c.d.s. 'AU 21 00' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1908 postcard addressed to Sydney franked 1d adhesive tied by a fine strike of the scarce 'POST OFFICE SAVU SAVU' triple circle cachet struck in violet. 'LEVUKA' transit cancellation '11 DE 1908' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1906 Registered 'THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY' illustrated envelope addressed to Reunion. Franked 2c & 25c adhesives, the 25c overprinted 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' tied 'MAURITIUS' c.d.s. 'FE 12 06' Oval registration cachet manuscript '290' in blue crayon. Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Small tear at bottom, repaired by hinge.
1940 Stampless 'On Active Service' envelope from a Sergeant in the Gold Coast Regiment, written from Nairobi addressed to Takoradi Gold Coast. Boxed 'POSTAL FRANK / ARMS POSTAL SERVICES / E.A.F.F.' & 'PASSED BY MILITARY / CENSOR / No. 80' both struck in violet. On the reverse 'A P S E A F ' c.d.s. 'JY 22 40'
1882 Registered entire letter addressed to Rome franked Great Britain 4d grey - brown Pl.17 together with a single and a horizontal pair 1d lilac adhesives tied 'A25' with oval 'REGISTERED MALTA/B' d/s '20 MY 82'; struck in red. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1929 air mail envelope addressed to Chicago franked single 2d, 6d and horizontal pairs 2 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES1st AIR MAIL ST LUCIA' with 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. on the front '25 SP 29'
1891 Registered Parcel Card addressed to Catania franked irregular block of seven 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'PARCEL POST SERVICE MALTA' c.d.s. 'JY 22 01' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Some tone spots.
1944 Censored stampless 'On Service' envelope addressed to Dublin cancelled 'GEORGE' machine d/s '14 V111 44' Crown boxed 'MONTAGO PASS / GEORGE / PRISONER OF WAR CAMP' cachet in violet. Irish 'Released By Censor' on the front. The prisoners in this small camp mainly academic were engages in the building of the pass.
1915 Multi censored 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Switzerland. Cancelled 'REGISTERED PIETERMARITZBURG' c.d.s. '19 APR 15' 'PASSED BY CENSOR' seal at right and violet boxed 'PRISONER OF WAR' bilingual boxed censor cachet. Boxed 'HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR, / SALKISBURY HOUSE, LONDON' cachet in violet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1952 Censored 2d stationery card with message uprated 1d adhesive overprinted 'SELF GOVERNMENT 1947' tied 'AIR MAIL MALTA' c.d.s. 'OC 28 52' Addressed to Wien violet censor cachet on the front.
1897 envelope addressed to London franked 6d Large Arms (Type 5 Die 1) tied 'UMTALI' c.d.s. 'MY 31 97' A further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1932 Avis De Reception card used to Norwich cancelled 'KUCHING' c.d.s. '21 APL 1932' with a receiving cancellation on the front. The card was returned to Kuching with a cancellation dated '20 JUN 1932' An exceptional rare usage. Corner fold bottom right corner.
1905 Taxed postcard franked 1d adhesive tied 'ALBANY PO' duplex addressed to Vienna 10hr postage due applied paying the charge tied 'WIEN' The charge has been cancelled 'UNGULTEG' struck in violet. Redirected to Mieg where a further 10hr postage due applied.
1899 Multi franked 'Proudfoot' registered advertising envelope addressed to Ireland. Adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JY 21 99' Registration etiquette and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 Censored airmail envelope addressed to South Australia franked Great Britain overprinted 2 1/2d 1d, and 2 x 6d adhesives tied 'ASMARA CENTRO' c.d.s. '8 3 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER / ZZ / 37371' seat at right.