1947 4d registered stationery envelope (F) 'THOMAS DA LA RUE & Co LIMITED' under the flap addressed to London additional 3d & 1/- adhesives on the front tied 'LIMBE' c.d.s. '2 JAN 47'
1942 censored airmail envelope to Wau redirected to Port Moresby franked 2 1/2d & 3d adhesives tied 'BRISBANE' machine d/s '13 FEB 1942' Red manuscript 'Unable to trace P.M. Return to sender on back' Finger type 'Return to Sender' and two line 'NOT TRANSMISSBLE/SERVICE SUSPENDED' On the reverse 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE BRISBANE' date illegible and 'FIELD P.O. 0139' c.d.s. '1 JE 42' New Guinea was invaded by the Japanese on 23rd January 1942
1943 censored 'SIX PENCE' on 'ONE SHILLING' Airmail Prisoner of War lettersheet addressed to Stalag 383 Germany cancelled 'KAPONGA' c.d.s. '5 MR 43' Octagonal crown 'DDA/8' censor on the reverse.
1914 stampless O.H.M.s. envelope marked 'Reuteres Telegram' in red manuscript countersigned bottom left addressed to The Resident Kabba cancelled by the 'OFFICIAL PAID LOKOJO' c.d.s. 'AU 27 1914' A very early cover from the WW1 period which probably contained instructions to deal with the emergency in Cameroon and the local German traders who were rounded up during the period and interned.
1896 stampless registered On Her Majesty's Service envelope addressed to the U.S.A. cancelled 'SUVA' c.d.s. '15 JUL 96' 'VICTORIA B.C.' transit c.d.s. 'JY 31 96' together with other transit and receiving cancellations.
1916 censored postcard addressed to Adelaide franked 1d adhesive tied 'A.I.FORCES POSTAGE FREE VIC' c.d.s. '1 JL 16' Boxed 'PASSED BY/NAVAL CENSOR' in violet. From a crew member of the Australian Naval Squadron on HMAS Melbourne or HMAS Sydney which were both on North American station which included the West Indies until mid 1916
1924 taxed envelope from Tembilahan D.E.I. addressed to Singapore on arrival 8c postage due applied tied 'KEPPEL HARBOUR' c.d.s. '10 MR 1924' Boxed 'CHARGE NOT COLLECTED' Red manuscript 'Retour Unknown at Keppel Harbour' initialed and dated '12 3 24' On the reverse oval 'DEAD LETTER OFFICE SINGAPORE' d/s Returned to D.E.I. where label applied in Dutch implying that the envelope has been returned from overseas unknown.
1944 censored multi franked formula registered envelope addressed to New Jersey adhesives tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. '13 OC 44' 'CROWN/PASSED/XX....' censor cachet in violet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1946 Army Privilege envelope with the instructions crossed out from a Sgt Major in the 2 coy 2/iy L.J.B. S.E.A.C. sent airmail addressed to Vlissingen Netherland cancelled 'NETHERLANDS POST OFFICE SINGAPORE' c.d.s. '5 JAN 1946' struck in violet unusual usage.
1936 envelope franked Great Britain 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'CAPE TOWN PAQUEBOT' c.d.s. '31 JUL 36' Carried on the "British Judge' an oil tanker. Addressed to Port o Spain on the front boxed 'UNCLAIMED' which has been crossed out. On the reverse two line 'NOT CALLED FOR/RECLAME' struck in violet and 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE TRINIDAD' c.d.s. struck in red, finally returned to London
1952 taxed postcard addressed to Belgium franked 2d adhesive tied 'GIBRALTAR' c.d.s. '17 AP 52' On arrival 80c & 20c postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'BRUXELLES' c.d.s. 21 4 52'
1910 postcard (Islands in which the Boer prisoners were kept in captivity) addressed to Germany franked horizontal pair 1/4d and a single 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST JOHN N.B.' machine d/s 'JAN 31 1910' in transit.
1903 1/2d stationery envelope with message uprated 1/2d adhesive tied 'LINEBERG NATAL' rubber cancellation '29 APR 1903' struck in violet. 'VRYHIED' transit on the reverse, receiving cancellation struck on the front.
1938 airmail envelope addressed to London franked 5/- adhesive cancelled 'FREETOWN' c.d.s. 'JU 23 38' Carried on 1st acceptance from Freetown by Elder Colonial Airways carried to Bathurst then on by D.L.H.
1936 envelope addressed to Birmingham franked Great Britain 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate overprinted 'TANGIER' tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '5 DE 36'
1921 water damaged envelope addressed to Scotland 'BELIZE' c.d.s. date and year incomplete. Two line 'Received in bad condition at/New Orleans La' struck in black further strikes on the reverse. 'OFFICIALLY SEALED' labels applied in New Orleans.
1937 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 5c Coronation adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied part 'LINDI' c.d.s. '17 SE 37 Receiving cancellation on the front.
1945 censored airmail envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1/6 adhesive tied 'AIR MAIL MALTA' c.d.s. 'JA 29 45' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER DD/30 seal and boxed 'PAR AVION/JUSQU'A LONDRES' in violet 'LONDRES' in pencil.
1940 censored envelope addressed to New York franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '15 MAY 1940' Red Octagonal '9' censor cachet
1946 'On Active Service' stampless airmail envelope addressed to Amsterdam from a Dutch repatriated Prisoner of War at Changi 'NETHERLANDS POST OFFICE SINGAPORE' c.d.s. '11 FEB 1946' stuck on the front in violet straight line 'KOSTELOOS UITREIKEN' on the front.
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to Germany from a German internee at No 2 Tanganyika Internment Camp. Franked 3d & 1/- adhesives tied by Swiss Red Cross cachet. Octagonal crown 'PASSED/DE/17' and seal at left side.
1937 advertising envelope The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company addressed to Soerabaia. Cancelled 'SINGAPORE' meter 'N21' 2 x 6c in red dated '15 11 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1951 taxed postcard franked 10m adhesive tied 'SUDAN AIRMAIL HAIFA' c.d.s. '17 11 51' Addressed to Paris vertical pair 5f postage dues applied paying the charge, charge cancelled by red pen redirected to Cannes where a single 10f postage due applied tied 'CANNES' c.d.s. '25 2 1951' Egyptian marking on the front. Some of the ink has run during transmission.
1936 envelope addressed to Germany returned to Tanga. Franked marginal 30c adhesive tied 'TANGA' c.d.s. '13 JA 36' On arrival in Germany Telegraph and customs labels applied, the envelope has been refused and returned to the sender with 'Nicht angenommen/Refuse' label applied
1891 Penny Halfpenny stationery card from a Swiss Missionary headed and dated 'Abtifi 5 Sept 1891' cancelled oval straight line of bars "ACCRA' transit cancellation on the front 'SP 19 91' 'LIVERPOOL' transit and receiving cancellations on the front.
1902 stampless 'On His Majesty's Service envelope addressed to the U.K. cancelled 'ARMY POST OFFICE EASTERN T.P.O.' c.d.s. '15 MY 02' Endorsed bottom left from a senior Chaplin. Transit cancellation on the reverse.
1902 1d 'Reply' stationery card headed and dated 'CANNSTATT 16 MAR 1902' with cancellation on the front '17 MRZ 02' Addressed to Akuse redirected to Aburi transit and receiving cancellations. Top left hand corner damage.
1941 censored envelope from Reading addressed to Trinidad straight line 'MISSENT TO ACCRA' struck in black. On arrival at the R.N.A.S. redirected to London with 'RECEIVED FROM/H.M. SHIPS' cachet.
1944 censored registered airmail envelope addressed to New York franked Great Britain 3d, 6d, 1/- & 2/6d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' d/s '1 SP 44' Two line 'COLLECT POSTAGE DUE/FOR CUSTOMS SERVICE' and oval 'U.S. CUSTOMS FREE OF DUTY' oval cachet both in violet, applied in New York.
1936 taxed envelope addressed to Durban South Africa franked 12c adhesive tied 'CUREPIPE' c.d.s. '22 AU 36' On arrival vertical pair 1d postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'DURBAN' c.d.s. '3 SEP 36'
1895 12c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Suffolk franked additional 2 x 15c adhesives tied 'CUREPIPE' c.d.s. '7 OC 95' Double cirlce 'A.R.' struck in black. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1934 2c stationery postcard with message addressed to Quatre Bornes cancelled indistinct boxed cancellation. On arrival 2c postage due applied paying the manuscript charge markings tied 'QUATRE BORNES' c.d.s. '3 MAY 34' Boxed 'DELIVERY/QUATRE BORNES' cachet in black of the same date.
1936 envelope addressed to Paris franked 1 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied boxed 'K.N.S.M./M/S COLOMBIA/ 20 OCT 1936' 'LE HARVE' transit cancellation on the reverse, receiving cancellation on the front
1954 registered express airmail envelope addressed to Bournemouth franked Q.E.11 4d, 6d & 7d together with KGV1 2/6d overprinted 'TANGIER' adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '1 MR 54' Some tone spots.
1901 1d 'Reply' stationery postcard with message addressed to Germany cancelled 'OLYVENHOUTS DRIFT' c.d.s. 'AU 23 01' Putzel lists this as very rare. Some light imperfections.