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.
1904 envelope to Boston U.S.A. franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'TORTOLA' c.d.s. 'MR 21 04' Crown oval 'POST OFFICE TORTOLA' cachet struck in violet.
1897 30c stationery envelope uprated 15c adhesive tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'MY 21 97' Addressed to Turks Islands, Redirected to London and finally to Devon. The out ward voyage via Halifax N.S. Boston & New York. Transit markings on the reverse. Unusual destination.
1899 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked Great Britain 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. 'AU 4 99' Bottom right corner repaired.
1914 1d South African stationery envelope addressed to Germany. Uprated 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'NDUMU' c.d.s. 'JY 8 14' Two line bilingual 'UNDELIVERABLE WAR' cachet. Violet undelivered cachet applied in Cape Town with 'CAPE TOWN' c.d.s. '22 SP 14' Scarcer from Zululand.
1926 taxed envelope addressed to Toledo Ohio. Franked overprinted 'Union' 2d adhesive tied 'REBOTH' c.d.s. '17 AU 26' Pre cancelled postage dues applied on arrival paying the New York charge. Although addressed to England, appears to have been mailed direct to the U.S.A.
1908 Great Britain overprinted 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to London. Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied '556' barred numeral. 'CAPE COAST' c.d.s. on the front 'FE 19 98' together with transit and receiving datestamps.
1891 1d stationery postcard with message 'P R.M.S. Str via Barbados' addressed to Germany. Uprated 1/2d adhesive tied 'A12' 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. on the front 'OC 20 91' Transit and receiving cancellations on the front.
1926 envelope to Keetmanshoop. Franked horizontal pair overprinted 'Union' adhesives cancelled manuscript 'UKAMAS 2/26' overstamped 'KALKFONTEIN SOUTH' c.d.s. '3 FEB 26' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 censored Forces Letter Card overprinted in red diagonal lines headed and dated '4th Hy A A Regt/West African Force' Franked Great Britain 3d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 559' c.d.s. '2 SP 43' allocated to Lagos. Scarce stationery.
1907 '5 CENTIMOS'on 'HALF PENNY' Gibraltar stationery card no message, addressed to German Post Office Tangier. Cancelled 'BRITISH POST OFFICE FEZ' c.d.s. Transit and receiving cancellations on the front. Some toning.
1856 Entire Letter 'Via Plymouth' headed and dated 'Lagos 30 Giugno (June) 1856' written in Italian addressed to Genoa Italy. Boxed 'COLONIES/ART.18' struck in red. overstamped by CALAIS AMB' c.d.s. '31 JUIL 56' Rated '15' Decimes in manuscript 'PLYMOUTH' transit cancellation and receiving mark on the reverse.
1954 airmail envelope from Christchurch New Zealand addressed to London with 'POSTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MALAYA./POST OFFICE/ FOUND OPEN/ (OR TORN/ AND/OFFICIALLY/SEALED' label at left tied by boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13.3.1954' Scarce seal.
1926 registered O.H.M.S. envelope addressed to Boston U.S.A. Franked horizontal pair 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'TORTOLA' c.d.s. 'FE 8 26' A further strike below. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1887 Great Britain 2d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Berlin. Franked by a horizontal pair of the first issue '40 PARAS' on 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'R" in oval 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. below 'FE 12 87' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1944 censored airmail POW lettersheet from Internment Camp 30 addressed to Germany. Franked horizontal strip of three 10c adhesives cancelled 'P.O.W. 30' c.d.s. 'SP 25 44' German censor seal and cachet on the reverse 'b' allocated to Berlin.
1941 censored postcard addressed to South Dakota. Franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'ROAD TOWN' c.d.s. 'MR 17 41' Three line 'PASSED/CENSOR/V.Is,' struck in violet on the front.
1902 'SIX CENTS' on 'EIGHT CENTS' stationery envelope cancelled 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. '4 JY 02' Addressed to Ipoh Perak Federated Malay States, locally redirected. Numerous cancellations on the reverse. Rare destination.
1873 3 cheques made out and signed by Sir Richard Southey, KCMG, (1808 -1891) during his time as Administrator (to 17.7.73) and later Lieut. Governor of Griqualand West (Jan. 1873-Aug. 1875) He was Colonial Secretary of the Cape Colony, 1864-72 Cheque bears a revenue stamp endorsed by Southey. From De Beers New Rush.
1943 multi censored envelope addressed to Yaunde French Cameroon internally redirected. Franked horizontal strip of three Nigerian 1d adhesives tied 'BUEA-CAMEROONS UNDER BRITISH MANDATE' c.d.s. '21 DE 45'
1953 registered envelope addressed to Enugu. Franked horizontal strip of three 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'REGISTERED BAMENIA CAMEROONS' d/s '26 MR 53' Blank registration etiquette with 'BAMENIA' inserted.
1892 envelope with enclosed letter addressed to Cape Town. Franked 2d adhesive tied '9' in circles. 'HEIDLEBERG' squared circle d/s on the front '12 NOV 92' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1890 Penny Half Penny stationery card with message addressed to the U.K. cancelled by concentric circle struck in black. 'GAMBIA PAID' c.d.s. on the front 'FE 12 90' The cancel is usually found on envelopes, the first I have seen on stationery.
1943 stampless censored envelope addressed to Italy from an Italian at Internment Camp No 4 Two line 'NO 4 Internment Camp/(Southern Rhodesia' cachet in black. 'DE/22' Octagonal crown censor alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1940 multi censored airmail envelope from Oldeani addressed to an internee Andulusia camp, the envelope has been redirected to numerous internee camps in South Africa before being returned. On the reverse oval crown Rivonia Internment Camp cachet in violet.