1922 registered envelope addressed to Massachusetts franked single and a horizontal pair overprinted 'Wharf' 1/2d together with a horizontal pair of the 1d tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. 'SP 7 23' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1918 registered envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked single 1/2d and two horizontal pairs 1d overprinted 'WAR TAX' a combination of the local and London overprints. Adhesives tied 'GRENVILLE' c.d.s. '9 DE 18' on the first day of usage.
1916 envelope addressede to Kingston St Vincent franked 2 x 1d adhesives one overprinted with the locally produced 'WAR TAX' tied 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. 'JU 1 16' The first day of usage of the "War Tax" Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1912 envelope addressed to Coffs Harbour Australia franked overprinted 2d in combination with overprinted French adhesive tied 'PORT - VILA Nelles HEBRIDES' c.d.s. '8 AOUT 12' the '2' inverted, a further strike alongside.
1954 envelope addressed to Toronto Canada franked 3d & 1/- adhesives tied 'GIBRALTAR' machine d/s 'DEC 22 54' The aircraft carrying the mail from London to New York B.O.A.C. Stratocruiser "Cathy" crashed while landing at Prestwick, the envelope charred through fire has the boxed crash cacet. A scarce origin.
1888 1d stationery card with message headed and dated 'Winburg 10 Aug 1888' addressed to Bloemfontein tied '2' oval straight of bars and 'BLOEMFONTEIN' c.d.,s. 'AU 11 1888' both struck in orange.
1893 formula stationery card with message franked '1d' on '3d' with shield cachet franked additional 2 x 2d violet adhsives tied oval 'CEREGISTREED BLOEMFONTEIN' d/s 'JAn 21 93' struck in orange. Manuscript Registered with number '350' below. A rare usage of a registered formula card.
1897 local envelope franked 'Halve Penny' on '3d' and 'Halve Peumy' variety on '3d' with slight fault at right side. Adhesives tied 'BLOEMFONTEIN' c.d.s. 'FE 25 97' a further strike alongside.
1908 1/2d stationery envelope addressed to Government Offices E.V. (Edenvale) cancelled 'GOVERNMENT OFFICES O.R.C.' c.d.s. '10 MAR 08' a further strike alongside.
1900 Registered insured envelope addressed to Bombay franked 15c, 25c, 75c & 4c adhesives tied 'COLOMBO REGISTERED' c.d.s. 'SP 1 00' 'INSURED / VALEUR - DECLAREE' pink/black label. Black oval with red manuscript '2308' inserted from the Sea Post Office.
1901 registered envelope 'Per Royal Mail steamer' addressed to Belize British Honduras franked 2c and Inland Revenue 4c adhesives tied 'REGISTRATION G.P.O. BRITISH GUIANA' c.d.s. 'MY 9 01' On arrival in New Orleans U.S. registration etiquette applied, the cover then continued to New York before arriving in Belize on June 3rd A long journey!
1902 1d stationery card with message headed 'Government House' addressed to Sydney Newq South Wales cancelled 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'NO 5 02' a further strike below, receiving cancellation on the front.
1900 envelope from a Private in the York & Lancaster Regiment, endorsed in red manuscript 'For Buddelph / Rooi Foretain 13/12 00' addressed to Sheffield franked C.G.H. 1d revenue cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY S AFRICA / 2' c.d.s. 'DE 15 00' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1900 taxed envelope addressed to Johannesburg franked Great Britain 1d lilac tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY S AFRICA / 17' c.d.s. 'JU 17 00' 'T" & '1d' in black circle Johannesburg receiving cancellation on the front.
1901 taxed Great Britain 1d stationery envelope from an Officer in the '3rd I.V.' addressed to Grimsby. Uprated Great Britain 1/2d adhesive with line around denoting adhesives not valid, tied 'MIDDELBURG C.G.H. ' squarred circle d/s 'JU 29 01' Handstruck 'T' and U.K. charege markings on the front.
1900 taxed stampless envelope addressed to Towns River Cape Colony endorsed bottom left from a soldier in "G" Company, 1st S Lancashire Regiment, Dundee. Natal. Cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY. S AFRICA / 3 ' c.d.s. 'DE 7 00' Handstruck '1d' On the reverse 'CHARGE CLERK' c.d.s. 'DE 13 00' applied in Cape Town.
1940 censored envelope addressed to London franked 3 x 1d adhesives tied 'LAGOS' c.d.s. '4 NO 40' Boxed 'PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR 14' struck in violet intialed and boxed 'PASSED CENSOR SELECTIVE CENSOR / 11' initialed.
1946 Great Britain 3d green registered stationery envelope (G) from a native Gold Coast Soldier serving at Port Tewfik, Egypt. Franked Great Britain 2d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 190' c.d.s. '30 MY 46' 'LAGOS MIL' transit cancellation. Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1943 stampless censored envelope from an Sierraleonian soldier L/Cpl Manda in the 81st West African Division 6th Brigade 1 S.L.R. (Burma Campaign) Cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE 699' c.d.s. '7 OC 43' overstamped boxed 'POSTAGE FREE' United Censor India cachet in violet 'G150' countersigned.
1960 envelope from Johannesburg addressed to Wellington New Zealand. The envelope was carried on the Qantas Lockheed Super Constellation that crashed and caught fire at Mauritius Airport in August 1960. An explanatory label was attached stating 'This Letter was salvaged from the wreckage of the QANTAS' plane which crashed at Mauritius en route to Australia on 24th August 1960'
1945 censored airmail envelope addressed to Yorkshire franked 12c adhesive tied 'GENERAL POST OFFICE' c.d.s. '14 SP 45' Crown 'PASSED BY CENSOR / 4902' cachet partly obscured by 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal. 'RELEASED / by BASE CENSOR / V'0 / E.A. COMMAND' with lines above and below struck in violet. Very few examples recorded, one or two from Mauritius.
1933 envelope addressed to Bristol franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'BOSTON MASS' machine d/s 'SEP 7 1933' over the top of a large strike 'R.M.S. LADY DRAKE / MAILED ON THE HIGH SEA'S' cachet struck in red.
1949 Window envelope franked U.P.U. 1 1/2d adhesive tied by scarce oval 'NSOKO. SWAZ / T.O. / TK' oval d/s '12 1949' No date. On the reverse 'GOEDGEGUN' cancellation '23 DEC 49'
1898 envelope addressed to England franked Great Britain 1/2d & 2d adhesives tied 'KINGSTON JAMAICA' c.d.s. 'NO 18 98' Boxed 'PAQUEBOT' alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1951 taxed 2c stationery card with message addressed to the U.S.A. cancelled 'CHAGUANAS' c.d.s. '12 MAR 51' a further strike below. Local 'T' with manuscript '12' U.S. charge marking applied in transit through New York. Some corner wrinkles.
1902 censored envelope addressed to Cape Town franked overprinted Z.A.R. 1d adhesive tied light 'BELFAST' c.d.s. '5 SEP 02' Oval 'BURGHER CAMP BELFAST' d/s '5 - FEB 1902' struck in violet. transit and receiving cancellations.
1902 censored redirected envelope stationery Masonic Hotel Johannesburg franked horizontal pair 1d and a single 1/2d adhesive tied 'JOHANNESBURG' c.d.s. '2 JUN 02' Censor seal at left side. On arrival in Amsterdam 12 1/2cts adhesive applied paying redirection to Gent Belgium. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Late use of censorship, the Boer War ended 31st May
1917 letter posted by the Postmaster at Njombe with 'F.P.O. 1' cancellation at top right '27 JAN 17' The text has become obscured by adhereance of stamps, but reads 'Regarding the fee of 2/6 collected from you on parcel 1554........the issue of licence unnecessary and fee herewith refunded in stamps' Signed N Ruddock. A marginal block of 30 overprinted 1d adhesive, with two errors. "No Stop" and No serif left of "N"
1916 registered censored envelope addressed to Birmingham franked horizontal strip of three 1/2d and a single, together with a horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives all overprinted 'N.F.' tied 'F.P.O. 2' c.d.s. struck in violet '14 DEC 16' This cancellation was used at Rungwe, Recorded examples are feint. December is a late date. Circular 'P.C. / ZOMBA / NYASALAND struck in violet. 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal on the reverse. Transit and receiving cancellations.
1855 entire letter addressed to Marseille cancelled "MALTA' double arc c.d.s. 'SP 26 1855' From Guiseppe Scicluna e Figli 'POS A ANG MARSEILLE 1' struck in red on the front. Rated '18' (decimes) double rate.
1914 censored postcard addressed to Johannesburg cancelled 'ARMY BASE P.O. 4' c.d.s. '20 OCT 14' allocated to Luderitzbucht with boxed censor cachet alongside struck in violet. Sent by a member of the Medical Corps, endorsed bottom left corner. Franked on the rever South African 1/2d & GSWA 10pf adhesives tied by the Army Base P.O. 4 cancellation.
1915 censored On Active Servicxe postcard addressed to Durban cancelled 'ARMY BASE P.O. 6' c.d.s. '29 JAN 15' allocated to Swakopmund. Boxed 'POSTAGE FREE / BASE 6A / PASSED BY / CENSOR' struck in violet.
1915 censored stampless postcard addressed to Kulis River Cape Town. cancelled ABPO No '6' allocated to Swakopmund or Kilo 14 dated '29 MAR 15' Boxed censor on the front.
1915 stampless censored envelope addressed to Cape Town cancelled by the advance Base Post Office dumb canceller No '5' allocated to Walvis Bay dated '7 APR 1915' with the boxed No '3' censor cachet struck in blue. Sent by the Komdt of the Middleburg Commando "OP VELD DIENST" who part of the left wing of the 2nd Mounted Brigade.
1916 On His Majesty's Service censored envelope from the Chinese Commissioner addressto York. Franked 1d & 1/2d overprinted New Zealand adhesives tied 'APIA' c.d.s. Boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR 2 G.R.I. SAMOA' Triple oval 'BRITISH MILITARY OCCUPATION SAMOA / CHINESE DEPT / OCT 19 1916' struck in violet a further strike on the reverese, together with the straight line 'CHINESE COMMISSIONER' The Chinese Department was set up to oversea the Chinese rubber plantation workers.
1881 Great Britain 1d stationery card with message addressed to the U.S.A. cancelled 'GO6' alongside 'BRITISH POST OFFICE BEYROUT' c.d.s. 'SP 21 81' London transit cancellation in red on the reverse.
1957 Advice form from the Money Order Office addressed to India cancelled 'M.O.O. SUVA FIJI' c.d.s. '29 JA 57' On the front uncancelled 3d adhesive. The Money order is for £10
1937 envelope addressed to Michigan franked Bermuda 1d & 1 1/2d Coronation adhesives tied 'PAQUEBOT KINGSTON BERMUDA' c.d.s. 'OC 11 37' 'C.N.S. LADY RODNEY PURSER'S OFFICE / POST ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in black on the fronbt
1899 2d registered stationery envelope (H) from the Seventh printing 'THOS DE LA RUE & CO PATENT' imprint under the flap addressed to the U.S.A. franked 1/2d, 4d & 6d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '3 MY 99' Red wax seal 'POSTMISTRESS GIBRALTAR' Hinge remainers in the corners.
1890 20c registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to London franked horizontal pair 25c adhesives tied 'A26' with oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR SOUTH DISTRICT' d/s alongside 'SP 23 90'
1891 20c registered stationery envelope (F) 'THOS DE LARUE & CO PATENT' imprint under the flap addressed to Manchester. Franked 25c adhesive tied 'A26' with oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR SOUTH DISTRICT' d/s alongside 'AU 3 91'
1899 2d registered stationery envelope (G) with 'THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO PATENT' imprint under the flap, addressed to London franked 4 x 1/2d adhesives tied 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '17 FEB 99'
1887 2d registered stationery envelope (G) with 'M' CORQUODALE & CO LIMITED CONTRACTORS' imprint under the flap addressed to London franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '6 MR 97' a further strike on the front as above with number '279' addsed. The 6th March is the earlest known usage for this stationery (G)