1939 censored airmail envelope 'Via Trinidad' addressed to New York franked 1d & 1/- adhesives tied 'CIRCULATION BRANCH BARBADOS' c.d.s. '20 NO 1939' Post Office 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' label hanstamped 'OPENED BY CENSOR' The latest recorded date of usage is two days later.
1941 envelope franked 2d adhesive tied 'BARBADOS' machine d/s '123 SEP 1941' Addressed to Lt. J.S. Manning R.N. endorsed 'Missing' Printed label applied stating 'RETURN TO SENDER/ It is with deepest regret that you are informed that the addresse has been reported missing' tied by an oval 'ADMIRALTY WHITEHALL' cachet in red. J.S. Manning a Barbadian serving in the Fleet Air Arm survived and ended his service as a Lt. Cmdr and was awarded the D.S.O.
1942 censored envelope addressed to New York franked 1/- & 6d adhesives tied 'CIRCULATION BRANCH G.P.O. BARBADOS' c./d.s. '7 NO 42' 'P.C. 90 / OPENED BY EXAMINER / H19' seal (7th Type)
1947 registered envelope franked 2c and 'Victory' pair adhesives tied oval 'BOMBA B.H.' T.R.D. 'FEB 4 1947' two line datestamp. Belize registration label applied in transit.
1946 airmail envelope addressed to Washington franked 1/- & 25c adhesives tied 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. '26 OC 46' Two strikes of the straight line 'PAR AVION DE ZANZIBAR A LONDON' struck in black.
1942 multi censored airmail envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1/- and a horizontal pair 3d adhesives tied 'ABOKO' c.d.s. '14 DEC 42' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 00/....' censor strip boxed '9' German censor strip at right index 'X' allocated to Paris.
1951 internal envelope franked 3c adhesive tied 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. 'DE 13 51' addressed to Crochu with receiving cancellations back & front. Straight line 'UNCLAIMED' & 'RETOUR' in vioilet. 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE GRENADA' c.d.s. 'FE 5 52'
1915 On His Majesty's Service' newspaper label (P.439) marked 'Papers' from Army Post Office Base 5 with backstamp of Advance Base Post Office No 1 c.d.s. '3 MAR 15' Addressed to the Postmaster.
1939 taxed censored 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Surrey. Straight line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' 'LONDON RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIPS' machine d/s '14 OCT 1939' 1/2d & 1d postage dues applied paying the charge. Sent by an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve Freetown.
1933 taxed envelope to Cayman Islands franked St Helena 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'MY 6 33' Oblong 'T.......30' charge marking in black, the value in pencil. On arrival 1/2d, 1 1/2d & 1d adhesives applied paying the charge, tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'JU 30 1933' Light wrinkle top left.
1934 envelope addressed to Chicago franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'BOSTON PAQUBOT' machine d/s 'APR 9 1934' 'C.N.S. LADY HAWKINS PURSERS OFFICE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet.
1933 envelope addressed to London franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied boxed 'Hamburg - Amerika Linie / M.S. "CARIBIA" / 28 OKT 1933' Alongside 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST / HAMBURG - AMERIKA LINIE' c.d.s. of the same date, togther with 'PAQUEBOT TRINIDAD' c.d.s. '30 10 33' struck in red & Port Of Spain c.d.s.
1939 envelope addressed to California franked 1/2d adhsive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'BOSTON PAQUEBOT' machine d/s 'JAN 2 1939' 'LADY HAWKINS Canadian National Steampship line / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet.
1937 taxed postcard (Jamestown from Sea, St Helena) addressed to Exeter franked 1d 'Badge' with blur line around, denoting adhesive not valid, tied 'PRETORIA' c.d.s. '28 VI 37' Octagonal '20c' charge marking in black. Unusual.
1931 registered envelope addressed to Stevenage franked marginal 2/- adhesive tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. 'AP 4 31. "R" in oval manuscript registration with "528" handstamp below. New York transit and receiving cancellations.
1932 airmail envelope addressed to Canada franked 2 x 4c and 5c adhesives tied large 'P.A.A. OFFICE BELIZE, B.H.' struck in red 'DEC 4 1932' The back flap is missing.
1936 registered envelope addressed to Windhoek franked 1d & 4d adhesives tied 'MBABANE' c.d.s. '26 MAR 36' Boxed registration handstamp. R.L.S. WINHOEK receiving cancellation on the reverse. The addresse C.G. Hall later became Judge President of South West Africa and a judge of the South African Appeal Court.
1934 airmail envelope carried on opening of airmail service by Imperial Aiways & Qantas between England and Australia. Franked 2d, 6d & 1/- adhesives tied 'MBABANE' c.d.s. '1 DEC 34' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. A scarce connection flight.
1895 Great Britain 2d overprinted registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to London franked additional 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'OLD CALABAR RIVER' c.d.s. 'FE 11 95' Oval 'REGISTERED OLD CALABAR' d/s on the front. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1951 registered envelope addressed to Grimsby franked 3c & 10c adhesives tied oval 'SARTENEJA' T.R.D. d/s 'NOV 1 1951' Violet boxed registration handstamp. Belize transit cancellation on the reverse.
1936 airmail envelope from Somalia carried on Ala Littoria First Flight Somalia to Wadi Halfa. Adhesives tied 'RECCA LITTORIO SOMALIA ITALIANI' c.d.s. '10 1 36' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Few Flown.
1904 registered envelope addressed to Germany franked 3 x French 25c adhesives paying the double rate tied 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. '28 FEVR 04' 'LAR REUNION A MARSEILLE LV.No. 3' d/s '7 MAR 04' The naval crest on the reverse suggests that the cover was posted by a German Naval Officer during the ships visit to Zanzibar. In the final months of operation of the French Post Officxe, supplies of Zanzibar stamps ran short on several occasions. To cope with the shortfall unoverprinted French stamps were used on French P.O. mail.
1894 envelope addressed to Paris franked French '2 1/2 ANNASA' on '25c' adhesive tied 'ZANZIBAR' c.d.s. '2 AOUT 94' a further strike alongside. Octagonal 'LA REUNION A MARSEILLE LV No.3' d/s '3 AOUT 94'
1910 envelope addressed to New Orleans franked 1c adhesive paying the printed matter rate manuscript 'Xmas Card' top left. Adhesive tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'DE 16 10' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1895 2d Great Britain 2d registered stationetry envelope (G) addressed to Egypt. Franked Great Britain overprinted '40 PARAS' on '2 1/2d' adhesive tied hooded 'BEYROUT' d/s 'DE 10 95' Small adherance on the reverse.
1815 E.L. dated 28th February 1815 addressed to Wells Somerset 'Per Chesterfield Packet' sailed 1st March. Superb 'ANTIGUA' large fleuron 'FE 28' without year date. Rated '2/-'
1941 censored envelope addressed to Saba franked horizontal pair 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'ST PETER' c.d.s. '1 OC 41' with blue/black 'RED CROSS' 'Spend your Vacation in Barbados' tourism label at left, tied by Curacao censor label and magenta circular '8' handstamp. St Kitts transit on the reverse.
1892 envelope addressed to Massachusetts franked Great Britain '40 PARAS' on '2 1/2d' tied 'C' vertical straight line of bars. 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'AU 2 92' on the reverse, together with transit and receiving cancellations.
1906 postcard addressed to New Orleans franked 1d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 1' c.d.s. '16 APR 1906' receiving cancellation on the front. This temporary military Post Office near Klippriviersberg south of Johannesburg probably served the First Transvaal Mounted Rifles during the Bambetta Rebellion.
1937 envelope addressed to Middlesex franked 1d adhesive tied 'DURBAN' machine d/s '30 NOV 37' with Explanatory label on the front stating that during the Christmas period onbly the postage due raised will not be charged.
1933 envelope addressed to Scotland franked 1d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'LAPLAINE DOMINICA' c.d.s. 'NO 11 33' year in manuscript, a further strike alongside. Grand Bay, Delices & Rosseau transit cancellations on the reverse.
Undated KGV1 3d + 1 1/2d registered stationery envelope (F) cancelled 'EWARTON' c.d.s. 'SE 21' with year ommitted. Addressed to Black River with Maggotty & Spanish Town cancellations. All cancellations with year ommitted.
1892 encelope addressed to New York frankjed biscected 1d and a 'FIVE / 3 / CENTS' on 'THREE PENCE' adhesive tied 'O' in oval straight line of bars. 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'MY 20 92' alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.