1892 Indian 'Two ANNAS AND SIX PIES' overprinted stationery envelope addressed to London cancelled 'B' oval straight line of bars. On the reverse 'BERBERA' c.d.s. 'JU 21 92' Aden transit and receiving cancellations.
1900 local envelope franked 'V.R.I. 1/2d' on 'HALF PENNY' adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied manuscript 'P.O. Kroonstad 16/6/00' The only manuscript cancel for Kroonstad I have seen.
1949 postage due memo (G.P.O. 9 / 2,000-631-6-48) for one underpaid letter 10c adhesive applied paying the charge, top right corner is turned and affixed to memo on reverse, tied 'SANDAKAN' c.d.s. '16 MY 49'
1905 postcard from Ayr Scotland addressed to Bloemfontein locally redirected with two line 'OFFICIALLY / REDIRECTED' and 'P.O. BLOEMFONTEIN WEST' receiving cancellation '29 JUN 05'
1894 envelope from New South Wales addressed to Dunedin. Franked vertical pair 1d adhesives cancelled "A" in oval bars of Auckland, showing framed 'PACKET BOAT' and a very fine strike of the small 'SAVED FROM WRECK / OF WAIRARAPA" one of only two recorded examples of this small cachet. The S.S. Wairarapa ran in to 700ft cliffs about a mile east of Miners Head on the northern end of Great Barrier Island on 29th October. This cover is illustrated on page 82 of Hoggarth and Gwynn handbook.
1804 entire letter headed and dated 'Mogador 13th April 1804' The letter is written in English by William Court & Co refers to trade addressed to Maderia. the letter is sealed by a fine 'W C & Co' red wax seal. Probably carried by an American vessel it was received on 16th May 1803
1921 4 1/2d registered stationery envelope (G) cancelled 'G.P.O. MELBOURNE' c.d.s. '14 MY 21' The flap is not stuck down, superb. This example is from the Norwegian post office archives.
1909 postcard headed and dated 'Jamaica / Sep 24 / 09' addressed to Newport I.O.W. Franked Great Britain 1d adhesive tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT' and ornate triple oval 'THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY / POSTED ON HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet. 'JAMAICA' c.d.s. on the front 'OC 7 09'
1929 1d stationery postcard addressed to London redirected to Deptford Two line 'OCEAN MAILS. / PER S.S. "CAVINA"" struck in violet. 'BRISTOL; machine d/s 'JUN 23 1929' Large 'PAQUEBOT' below both struck in black.
1928 envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain Three Half Pence adhesive tied black oval straight line of bars. Two strikes 'MISSENT TO LAGOS' struck in black on the front. On the reverse 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '27 OC 23' Some tone spots.
1943 censored envelope from Rev C M Crumb a Presbyterian missionary on the island of Nguna addressed to Auckland franked 10c adhesive tied 'NEW HEBRIDES VILA' c.d.s. '17 MAY 43 a further strike alongside. Bi-lingual censor seal at left.
1906 On His Majesty's Service envelope from Tasmanian Rangers addressed to an officer in 'A Company T Rangers' in Westwood. Franked 1d adhesive perf small 'O.S.' tied 'ULVERSTON' c.d.s. 'SP 21 06'
1946 Censored stampless Prisoner of War lettersheet from an Italian P.O.W. Camp 352 compound E (Naivasha) cancelled 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. 5 AUG 46' On the reverse 'P.O.W / 352 / E.A.F.' in black circle.
1941 censored airmail envelope addressed to the U.K. Franked 3d adhesive tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '5 FE 41' The other adhesives have floated off. Carried on The "Clyde" which crashed ans sunk in Lisbon harbour on 14th February 1941 Rectangular boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER' struck in violet. On the reverse 'G Crown R / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / RETURNED LETTER SECTION / LONDON POSTAL REGION/ RLS 54'
1941 stampless airmail censored lettersheet from an Italian P.O.W. at Camp 356/c (Eldoret) 'POSTAGE PAID/ Sh 30' struck in red 'P.O.W. E.A.C.' c.d.s. '3 V1 41' On the reverse large 'P.O.W. / 356 / E.A.C. struck in a violet circle. German censor on the front.
1941 censored envelope from St Eustatius D.W.I. addressed to Washington D.C. Franked 25c adhesive tied indistinct 'ST EUSTATIUS' c.d.s. On transit through St Kitts 'OPENED BY EXAMINER BB / 435' applied.
1941 censored envelope from St Eustatius D.W.I. addressed to Washington D.C. Franked 35c adhesive tied indistinct St Eustatius cancellation. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER BB / 282' in transit through St Kitts.
1861 entire to Marseille franked Great Britain 4d rose carmine tied by a fine strike 'MALTA A25' duplex 'FE 8 61' oval-framed 'P.D.' and 'POSS.ANGL MARSEILLE' c.d.s. '13 FEVR 61' receiving cancellation
1917 Indian 1a stationery card overprinted 'I.E.F.' addressed to the wife of General Dupond in Paris. Headed and dated 'Mwanza 18th March 1917' cancelled 'POSTES MILITAIRES' '18 3 1917' Routed via Kisumi (25.3) and Mombasa (19.3) Three cards are recorded.
1922 pre-printed POSTAGE FREE postcard addressed to Salisbury for the Staff Officer War Records to acknowledge the receipt of a British Victory War Medal for a member of the B.S.A.P. cancelled by the scarce 'CHINSALI N.E. RHODESIA' c.d.s. '26 JUN 22' 'MPIKA' and 'BROKEN HILL' transit cancellations.
1880 1d Great Britain stationery card with message addressed to New York cancelled 'MALTA A25' duplex 'MY 18 80' 'LONDON' transit cancellation on the front. On the reverse 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' dated 'JUN 4 08' A scarce destination for the 1d card.
1908 1d stationery card addressed to Venezuela. Headed and dated 'Halbuton P.O. April 10 08' cancelled 'P.O.A. 23' allocated to Lilienthal Dalton and Piietermaritzburg transit cancellations on the front, a scarce destination.
1925 envelope addressed to England franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / ALWAYS ASK FOR / AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' d/s '12 JA 1925' with time alongside date.
1923 envelope addressed to France franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'KINGSTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION' machine d/s 'DEC 19 23' An early usage.
1899 20/- postal order cancelled 'M.O.O DURBAN' c.d.s. '4 SP 99 (Money order office) Cashed in Johannesburg with 3d Z.A.R. adhesive applied paying the fee tied 'P.W.K. JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '8 SEP 99' A feint vertical crease.
1937 Registered 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' stampless official envelope addressed to Germany cancelled 'OFFICIAL PAID MALTA' c.d.s. 'JU 25 37' and boxed '3d' and '2 1/2d' all struck in red. Oval 'POST OFFICE MALTA' d/s '25 JU 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. Vertical fold.
1877 envelope 'Per Arlas' addressed to the USA frnked 6d adhesive tied 'A01' "KINGSTON" c.d.s. alongside 'SP 13 77' 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse and receiving cancellation.
1941 envelope from London stamps washed off addressed to Khartoum Sudan 'LONDON' meter cancellation '16 JAN 1941' Boxed 'DAMAGED BY SEA / WATER' struck in black. Resealing tape on the reverse applied in London, together with receiving cancellation. The Dutch steamer 'S.S. "Alhena"' ran aground on Pladdy Rock, South Bay, County Down, Ireland on 28th January en-route to Haifa.
1950 1 1/2d Air letter carried on the First Flight Drakensberg Air service from Ladysmith to Mokhotlong Basutoland. Cancelled 'LADYSMITH NATAL' c.d.s. '2 V1 50' On the reverse 'Drakensberg Air Services (PTY) Ltd' cachet in black signed by the pilot.
1961 airmail envelope from Montreal to London that has a bi-lingual 'DAMAGED and delayed / by fire' cachet struck in black, together with a U.K. label saying the envelope has been damaged. At this time the organization campaigning for Quebec independence was conducting a bombing campaign and setting fire to post boxes, following the arrest of two senior members of the organization.
We hope that the Sussex Convention will take place on Saturday October 10th at The Ardringley Showground, we will update closer to the event.
The next York Stamp & Coin Fair will hopefully take place on January 22nd/23rd 2021 again check back for updates.