1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to London. Franked single 3d and a horizontal pair 6d adhesives tied 'FREETOWN' c.d.s. '24 JY 43 Carried from Lisbon on B.O.A.C. G-AGES flying boat which crashed in dense fog against Mount Brandon Ireland. Two line 'DAMAGED BY/FIRE IN TRANSIT' cachet in violet. Slight fire charring. One of two recorded examples from Sierra Leone.
1916 Stampless crested envelope of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, addressed to Mildura Australia. Oval 'NO 2 AUSTRALIAN/COMMAND DEPOT/11 SEP. 1916/POST OFFICE/WEYMOUTH' oval cachet in violet.
1936 illustrated envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked New Zealand 1d adhesive tied 'PITCAIRN ISLAND N.Z. POSTAL AGENCY' c.d.s. '18 MR 38' Radio Communications cachet on the front.
1940 censored envelope addressed to Oslo Norway. Cancelled Montreal meter April 8th. The German invasion of Norway occurred on this date. Straight line 'MAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED' in blue.
1905 stampless 'Consignee' envelope addressed to London Per Royal Mail Steam Packets Esk & Trent, thought to have been posted on the Esk at Grenada and first put in the mail at Port of Spain Trinidad. 'PORT OF SPAIN' cancellation on the front 'OC 4 05' As Esk was an inter island ship it would turn about at Trinidad. At Barbados which was the transfer station the letter changed ships and was taken by Trent to Southampton. Straight line 'PAQUEBOT' applied in black. Charged '2d' by the Foreign Branch in London.
1919 envelope addressed to Stockholm. Franked horizontal strip of five Great Britain 1/2d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. '2 AU 19' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1920 multi franked registered FRONT addressed to Liverpool Franked High value Great Britain overprinted and unoverprinted adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '12 MR 20'
1913 envelope addressed to Michigan U.S.A. Franked Great Britain 1d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'MR 10 13' Straight line 'PAQUEBOT' alongside in violet.
1909 1d Great Britain overprinted stationery card with short message addressed to Germany. Uprated overprinted 1/2d & 2 1/2d adhesives paying the registered fee tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'SP 12 09'
1939 envelope to Lagos. 'Per Inaugural flight Takoradi - Lagos air mail' Carried on Elders Colonial Airways Survey Flight, franked 3d adhesive tied 'TAKORADI' c.d.s. '4 AP 39' receiving cancellation on the reverse. Around 30 letters were carried.
1907 registered envelope addressed to London. Franked six examples 1/2d adhesives cancelled 'KUMASI' c.d.s. '26 FE 1907' Two line 'SALVED FROM/S.S. JEBBA' struck in violet. On the reverse 'Found Open and Officially sealed' label applied Plymouth. Plymouth registration etiquette.
1917 Formula registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to London. franked 5/- adhesive tied 'FALKLAND ISLANDS' c.d.s. 'JL 23 17' Receiving cancellation on the front. Hinge remainders on the reverse.
1932 illustrated taxed envelope addressed Poste Restante Bulawayo. The envelope has been returned to Broken Hill. 1d, 2d,3d & 4d postage dues applied tied 'BROKEN HILL' c.d.s.
1930 registered envelope addressed to Manchester. Franked 6d adhesive tied by the 'ANGUILLA ROAD' T.R.D. '13 JAN 30' 8 examples are recorded all philatelically inspired. 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. alongside.
1912 usage KEV11 12c registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to American Consulate, Bergen, Norway. Franked additional 45c adhesive tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. '19 NO 12' French octagonal maritime d/s transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1935 envelope addressed to Canada. Franked 2 x 1/2d and a single 2 1/2d Jubilee adhesive tied 'GEORGETOWN' c.d.s. 'MY 6 1935' Cuban transit cancellation on the reverse.
1902 registered 'Gold Coast Government Railways' envelope addressed to Stafford. Franked vertical strip three 1d adhesives tied 'SEKONDI' c.d.s. 'NO 6 02' A further strike on the front.
1923 1d South African stationery card with message addressed to Berlin. Cancelled 'SWAKOPMUND' c.d.s. '31 JAN 23' Reputed to be the last day of usage of the stationery in S.W.A.
Undated multi censored envelope addressed to New York cancelled straight line 'AMERICAN SOUTH AFRICAN LINE. Boxed 'KENYA AND UGANDA/PASSED BY CENSOR FOR/PERSONAL CONVEYANCE BY/ CENSOR' Filed in and signed. 'Per the S.S. "MORCATIDE' below. U.S. customs censor on the reverse.
1941 multi censored airmail envelope addressed to Alexandria 1/- & 30c adhesives tied 'KILINDINI' c.d.s. '3 MR 41' Rare 'OPENED BY EXAMINATION' seal at left, few examples recorded.
1922 'American Navy Y.M.C.A' illustrated envelope addressed to New YorK From U.S.A. Scorpion' Franked horizontal pair Great Britain overprinted adhesives large part 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. '4 DE 22' From an American vessel during the allied invasion of Turkey to keep the straits open
1919 registered envelope addressed to Switzerland. Franked vertical pair Great Britain overprinted '1 PIASTRE' on ' 2 1/2d' together with a vertical strip of three 1 1/2d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '17 SP 19'
1918 registered envelope to Persia. Franked Great Britain overprints tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d.s. '26 NO 18' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1933 internal envelope franked 5c adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'KILIMANJARO T.P.O./UP' c.d.s. '10 JA 1933' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1951 registered envelope addressed to Bath. Franked 5c,30c & 15c adhesives tied 'TABORA - KIGOMA T.P.O. UP' c.d.s. '28 FE 1951' Scarce T.P.O. registration etiquette.
1906 postcard from China franked Kiautschou 2c adhesive tied 'TSINGIAU' c.d.s. '22 1 06' Addressed to Valletta. On arrival receiving c.d.s. 'Mr 16 06' Boxed 'Contrary to Regulations' cachet in violet and 'RETd LETTER BRANCH G.P.O. MALTA' c.d.s. 'Mr 17 06'
1944 censored envelope from Cable & Wireless addressed to Auckland New Zealand. Franked 1/2d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'FANNING ISLAND' c.d.s. '27 SEP 44' Boxed censor 'No 1' cachet in black.
1944 taxed censored envelope addressed to Fanning Island. Franked 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST JOHN'S' c.d.s. 'JU 19 44' On arrival 1d, 1 1/2d & 2 1/2d adhesive applied paying the manuscript charge tied 'FANNING ISLAND' c.d.s. '13 OCT 44'
1914 censored stampless 'On Active Service' envelope countersigned bottom left, addressed to His Excellency Sir Edward Cameron K.C.M.Q cancelled 'ARMY POST OFFICE SZ 14' c.d.s. '12 AUG 16' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1916 censored envelope addressed to Windhuk from an internee in camp 358. Franked 1d 'Union' adhesive ties three line 'Prisoner of War/Free of postage/Aus' additional 'AUS' c.d.s. '17 OCT 16' Straight line 'PASSED BY CENSOR' struck in violet.
1920 registered advertising envelope addressed to Constantinople. Franked horizontal strip of three Great Britain 1 1/2d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '16 OC 20' Unusual registration etiquette, the first I have seen of this type.
1944 censored airmail envelope addressed to Barbados. Franked block of ten 1/4d adhesives cancelled 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. '26 AY 44' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 1.S.S. / 813' seal at left. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1896 Austrian '20 PARA' on '5 Kreuzer' with message on the reverse addressed to Germany. 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'SP 21 96' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1882 envelope with enclosed letter addressed to New York. Franked Great Britain 2 1/2d Pl.22 EL-LE tied 'C' in barred oval 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANINOPLE' c.d.s. 'MY 16 82' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.