1943 Censored stampless lettersheet from an Italian Prisoner of War at Camp 353 (Gilgil) addressed to Italy 'P.O.W. E.A.C' c.d.s. '21 JAN 43' On the reverse 'P.O.W./353/E.A.F.' cachet in violet.
1939 envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1c,3c & 2c adhesives tied boxed 'K.N.S.M./S.S. CRYNSSEN' d/s '3 JAN 1939' alongside 'PAQUEBOT TRINIDAD' c.d.s. 'JA 4 39'
1940 multi censored envelope addressed to London franked horizontal pair 3/4pi adhesives tied 'LIMASSOL' c.d.s. '15 MY 40' with red circular 'PASSED MILITARY CENSOR/CYPRUS' This cachet was used on mail posted in the civil postal service but found to be from soldiers by the civil censor and therefore handed over to the military for special censorship. signed by the censor. Very few examples are recorded. 'PASSED BY CENSOR CYPRUS/6' applied by the civil censor.
1945 censored stampless letter sheet from an Italian Prisoner of War addressed to Italy Boxed 'EVACUEES MAIL/POSTAGE FREE' On the flap 'ITALIAN EVACUEE CAMP NO 1A/KENYA COLONY' both struck in violet. Cancelled 'E.A.C. P.O.W.' c.d.s. '28 1V 44'
1945 censored stampless letter sheet addressed to Italy from an Italian Prisoner of War at Camp 351 (Nairobi) boxed 'P/W POST/AFRICA 031' struck in violet denotes free postage overstamped 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. '10 X 45'
1945 censored letter sheet from an Italian Prisoner of War at Camp 359 (Burguret) addressed to Italy cancelled 'P.O.W. E.A.C. 24 X1 45' 'Prisoner of War Censored/East Africa Command' seal
1925 taxed postcard with message addressed to Malta franked 1/2d adhesive tied 'BIRMINGHAM' c.d.s. '14 SP 25' On arrival 2d postage due applied paying the charge tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'SP 19 25'
1906 envelope addressed to Preston franked 1d adhesive tied '48' struck in violet oval straight line of bars pencil 'May 2 06' alongside. 'HARRISMITH' transit cancellation on the reverse '4 MAY 06' together with receiving cancellation.
1880 wrapper addressed to Italy franked Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesive Pl.15 tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'DE 30 79' The entire travelled overland to Genoa. Transit cancellations on the flap.
1921 Great Britain '5 CENTIMOS' on '1/2d' stationery card with a short message addressed to Germany uprated '5 CENTIMOS' on '1/2d' adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE LARACHE' c.d.s. '11 AU 21'
1900 Taxed Ladysmith Siege 'Long Tom" Stationery card with message addressed to India cancelled 'DURBAN' c.d.s. 'My 28 1900' Transit and receiving cancellations. Postage due cachet on the front.
1883 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesive Pl.23 tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'JA 23 83' Mailed via London & New York cancellations on the reverse.
1882 envelope addressed to San Francisco franked Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesive Pl.22 tied 'GIBRALTAR A26' duplex 'AU 22 82' Mailed via London Transit and receiving cancellations.
c.1936 Elder Dempster Lines printed envelope posted on board R.M.V. Abosso addressed to a passenger on R.M.V. Addah Freetown. Franked 2d adhesive tied straight line 'M.V. ABOSSO' in black.
1941 Censored printed stampless envelope using a OHMS Economy label addressed to I C Records Lagos Nigeria cancelled 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '24 JAN 41' Together with 'OFFICIAL PAID GOLD COAST' c.d.s. '29 JA 1941' struck in red. Unframed 'Lieutenant/Officer i/c/ Regimental Records/GOLD COAST REGIMENT' The envelope originally used from East Africa together with unframed 'Postal/Headquaters East Africa/2nd Echelon/FRANK' handstamp in violet.
1901 censored postcard from the Officers Mess addressed to Johannesburg franked 1d adhesive tied Maltese cross in circle Violet double circle 'CENSOR PRISONERS OF WAR' struck in violet initials 'F.W.A. ' (F.W. Alexander) 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'DE 7 01' Receiving cancellation and censor cachet on the front.
1916 envelope addressed to New York franked 1d adhesive tied 'PALMETTO POINT' c.d.s. '18 SEP 16' Alongside boxed 'COME TO/NASSAU BAHAMAS/IDEAL TOURIST RESORT' struck in black.
1954 registered internal envelope franked 2d & 1 1/2d overprinted adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED G.P.O. MALTA' d/s '25 Jy 54' Scarce 'SCICLUNAS BANk (MALTA)' registration etiquette.
1928 registered airmail envelope addressed to New Jersey franked 1/- adhesive cancelled 'PORT MORESBY' c.d.s. '21 NOV 28' A further strike on the front. Mailed via Brisbane and San Francisco. U.S. 5c Airmail adhesive paying the West - East Airmail fee tied 'SAN FRANCISCO 1' duplex 'JAN 25 199' Straight line 'Not in the Registered Mail.' Transit cancellations on the reverse.
1947 registered envelope addressed to Basutoland franked horizontal pair 1 1/2d and a single 3d adhesive tied 'NORTON' c.d.s. '12 MAR 47' Red/Black registration etiquette. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1917 censored stampless 'Prisoner of War' postcard used from Poona India written in German addressed to Amani 'F.P.O. 304' receiving cancellation '25 MR 17' unusually struck in turquoise-green allocated to Tanga. Magenta boxed crown censor cachet '3333'
1935 envelope addressed to Nairobi franked 20c (Jubilee) together with 5c & 10c adhesives tied 'TABORA - MWANZA T.P.O. UP' c.d.s. '29 AU 1935' The envelope would have been going in the wrong direction it would have travelled back down to Tabora by the 'Down' train and transfered on the Dar-Es-Salaam - Tabora Down train to Dodoma then by air to Nairobi.
1937 envelope addressed to Dar-Es-Salaam franked vertical strip of three 5c adhesives cancelled 'DAR-ES-SALAAM - TABORA T.P.O. DOWN' c.d.s. '12 MY 1937' The letter was posted into the post box attached to the mail carriage somewhere on the Central line between Tabora and Dar-Es-Salaam
1935 registered envelope addressed to Wimbledon franked Silver Jubilee set of four tied 'T.P.O. No 2 RIVER GAMBIA' c.d.s. '31 AU 35' with 'T.P.O. 2' registration etiquette. Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Tape remainder on the front at bottom.
1914 envelope addressed to Geneva franked Great Britain overprinted '1 3/4 PIASTRE' on '4d' tied 'BEYROUT BRITISH POST OFFICE' c.d.s. 'JA 5 14' A further strike alongside. 'ALEXANDRIA' and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1901 taxed postcard addressed to New York franked 1d adhesive tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. '1 MY 01' 'T/CENTIMES 15' duplex tax marking struck in black. On arrival in New York vertical pair 3c postage dues applied paying the charge.
1921 registered 'AR' envelope addressed to Nicosia Cyprus franked horizontal pair Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. '27 MY 21' 'AR' struck in black.
1900 envelope with letter headed 'S S 'Iona' Smyrna' addressed to Cardiff franked Great Britain '40 PARAS' on '2 1/2d' adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. 'DE 7 00' A further strike alongside, straight line 'S.S. "IONA' struck in violet on the front. On the reverse oval 'T HALL & MINGARDO/SHIPS CHANDLERS/DEC 00/SMYRNA' struck in violet.
1883 2d Great Britain registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Colchester franked horizontal strip of three Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesives Pl.23 tied 'C' oval straight line of bars 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPLE' c.d.s. 'SP 16 83' struck below in red. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1924 envelope addressed to London franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'AP 12 24' Alongside a superb strike Lion in centre 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' cachet in black.
1933 1/2d stationery wrapper uprated 1d adhesive tied 'GIBRALTAR' slogan d/s addressed to Tangier. The wrapper has been re-used addressed to Finland franked with a Grerat Britain overprinted 1/2d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '17 JU 33' Unusual.
1918 multi franked registered envelope addressed to Birmingham. the adhesives overprinted in the French currency tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. 12 SP 18' Where the registration was, it appears to have been removed an oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' oval d/s '12 SP 18' has been applied.
1937 registered envelope addressed to Leeds franked Great Britain '50 CENTIMES' on '5d' and a horizontal pair '1 FRANC' on '10d' in the French currency, tied oval rubber 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. CASABLANCA' d/s '4 MCH 37'
1924 envelope from Jerusalem addressed to London cancellation dated '18 AP 24' On the reverse a fine strike of the scarce 'VISIT THE PALESTINE PAVILLION BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION' boxed cachet struck in violet.
1924 1d stationery card no message addressed locally cancelled 'ADELAIDE' with 'STH. AUSTRALIA' in the handstamp 'BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION/ALWAYS ASK FOR/AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s '30 JUL 24'
1951 water stained envelope addressed to England franked 3d adhesive tied 'DURBAN' machine d/s '24 X1 51' Violet boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER' has been applied to explain the water damage to the envelope and contents. A previously unrecorded incident.