1900 stampless envelope 'Canadian Mounted Rifles. No Stamps Available' addressed to Halifax Canada. Cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE P.O. BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA' c.d.s. 'MY 24 00' Oval 'CANADIAN CONTINGENT SOUTH AFRICA' d/s 'MAY 30 1900' The 1st & 2nd Battalions of the Canadian Mounted Rifles were the Second Contingent. Opened roughly at right side.
1900 C.G.H. 1d stationery lettercard with message addressed to Switzerland redirected to Corsica. Uprated 1d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'MORIJA' c.d.s. 'OC 24 00' receiving cancellations on the reverse. A good destination.
1931 Illustrated taxed envelope (trains) stationery South African Railways & Harbours addressed to Luderitz. Franked South African 1d adhesive tied 'UPINGTON' c.d.s. '18 DEC 31' Large T 2' alongside. On arrival horizontal pair 1d postage dues tied 'LUDERITZ' c.d.s. '24 DEC 31'
1934 registered envelope with manuscript "Kokomaki Isle" on the reverse, addressed to the U.S.A. Franked marginal 6d adhesive tied 'REGISTERED LETTER OFFICE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS/ TULAGI' c.d.s. '8 JA 34' Rabual New Guinea & Sydney transit on the reverse.
1896 20c registered stationery envelope (H) 6th issue addressed to Dresden franked 1p adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s '14 MR 96' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. This is stated to be the earlest recorded usage of this rpse.
1901 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Dresden franked 1/- adhesive tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'AP 4 01' a further strike below. Black/Red 'INSURED / (VALUER DECLARE) ' label. Registered London transit and receiving cancellation. A scarce early insured cover.
1943 censored airmail envelope stationery Seventh - Day Adventists addressed to Canal Zone franked 3c, 25c and 2 x 4c adhesives tied light 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'JA 5 43' Straight line 'RELEASED BY CENSOR' struck in black.
1917 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Birmingham cancelled 'F.P.O. 1' c.d.s. '26 SEP 17' at this time used in Sonega. Pencil 'F.P.O. 1 / 400' registration. Manuscript 'CENSORED By.......' and countersigned bottom left corner.
1916 stampless 'On Active Service' censored envelope addressed to Birmingham cancelled 'ARMY POST OFFICE NORTHERN RHODESIA' c.d.s. '29 APOR 19' with error '9' for '6' in year, partly overstamped boxed 'POSTAGE FREE / BASE 6. N. RHODESIA, / Passed by CENSOR' struck in violet. Countersigned by Commanding officer at bottom left with a manuscript endosement of an officer in The British South Africa Police.
1951 registered envelope addressed to Grimsby franked 3c & 10c adhesives tied oval 'PLACENCIA B.H. T.R.D. 'July 5 1951' The month in manuscript, the '0'' in 1950' changed in manuscript to '1' a further strike below. A further strike in the top right corner dated '14 OCT 1951'
1900 1/2d stationery card overprinted 'V.R.I.' used locally with commercial message (Shopping list) cancelled by the large rubber 'ARMY POST OFFICE SOUTH AFRICA / BARBERTON' c.d.s. '20 DEC 00'
1936 airmail envelope addressed to Winchester franked 1d & 6d adhesives tied light LIKOMA ISLAND' c.d.s. ' 3 FE 36' Routed via Tanganyika with Tukutu & Mbeya transit cancellations, the back flap is missing.
1897 4d registered stationery envelope (F) used as a soldiers registered letter addressed to India. Franked 1d adhesive tied barred oval 'ZOMBA' c.d.s. alongside 'JA 8 97' Countersigned bottom left corner by Commanding Officer. Black oval with blue manuscript '409' applied on the Aden - Bombay Seapost. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1906 postcard franked 1/2d adhesive tied by the rare 'T.P.O. SOUTH O.R.C.' c.d.s. ' The date & month unclear. Receiving cancellation on the front., The first example I have seen of the T.P.O. South.
1900 taxed envelope from a private on the Royal Scott's S. Africa addressed to Gordon Highlanders Umballa India, redirected to Lansdowne Camp. Cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY S. AFRICA' c.d.s. 'MY 14 00' index '6' The charge marking '5d' in black circle has been cancelled. Indian charge marking on the front. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1900 envelope from a private 10th Battalion addressed to England franked C.G.H. 1d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE BRITISH ARMY S AFRICA' c.d.s. 'OC 22 00' Receiving cancellation on the reverse. The back flap is missing. At a later date the envelope has endorsement "Sev Wounded Zeerust Jan 7 01"
1937 registered airmail envelope addressed to london franked by a combination of French currency Great Britain overprinted adhesives including five examples of the 2/6d 'Seahorse' tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. CASABLANCA' d/s '30 JU 37' Paying the 17Fr 50c rate.
1915 censored envelope addressed to Amsterdam franked Great Britain '25 CENTIMOS' overprinted adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '30 NO 15' a further strike below. 'OPENED BY CENSOR 493' seal applied in London, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 registered censored envelope addressed to New York franked Great Britain 2 x 6d and single 3d, 1/- 2/6d & 5/- adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. TANGIER' d/s '28 DE 41' The envelope has a 'Permit' endorsement at top left, this was required to send monetry instruments ie stamps. The 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 5161' seal was applied in transit in Bermuda. U.S. Customs Free of Duty cachet on the front. The postage rare was 9/9d for a 3oz registered letter (3d Registration 6 x 1/7d per 1/2oz)
1942 censored airmail envelope addressed to Buenos Aires franked Great Britain 1/- 2/6d & 4d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '25 JU 42' Lisboa transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 registered censored airmail addressed to Switzerland internally redirected. Franked Great Britain 4d, 2d and a horizontal pair 1/2d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. TANGIER' d/s '14 JU 43. At right side pink 'PC 93' seal applied in Gibraltar on detained registered mail with '2415' reference number. The envelope was delivered in January 1946. A rare seal with two or three known.
1915 envelope with enclosed letter addressed to London franked Great Britain 4d adhesive tied '1st AUST DIVISION / TRAIN / FIELD P.O.' c.d.s. '11 JU 15' a further strike alongside.
1942 censored envelope addressed to Freetown franked 1d & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'BATHURST' c.d.s. '12 MR 42' On the front are strikes of the scarce two line 'PASSED BY / CENSOR' in violet signed by the censor and crown 'PASSED P.202' applied by Imperial Censors in Bathurst.
1941 censored postcard addressed to The British Consulate Lisbon franked Great Britain 2d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '26 JU 41' Octagonal crown cenor 'P 64' struck in red on the front overstamped with the Lisboa receiving cancellation.
1947 stampless envelope addressed to Germany from German internee at Norton Camp with triple oval 'NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP NORTON S.RHODESIA' cachet struck in black '4 FEB 1947' German meter mark on the front. The sender S.W. Freye was originally interned in Daressalam before being transfered to Rhodesia at the end of the war.
1946 stampless envelope from Norton Internment Camp addressed to Germany with oval 'NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP NORTON S. RHODESIA' d/s struck in green '16 DEC 1946' 'NORTON' c.d.s. above. The internee S.W. Freye was previously held in Daressalam before being transfered to Norton at the end of the war.
1940 stampless multi censored envelope from a German internee Daressalam. On stationery with imprinted boxed cachet on the reverse dated in poencil '23 5 40' this is a week after the latest known usage of these envelopes. Large double oval 'INTERNMENT CAMP DARESSALAM / PASSED BY / CENSOR' struck in violet and 'POSTAL / Internment Camp / COMMANDANT / FRANK' German censor seal on the reverse 'C'
1939 censored stampless envelope from Internment Camp Daressalam addressed to Germany with boxed censor cachet. German censor seal on the reverse. Dated in pencil '5 10 39'
1939 stampless censored airmail envelope from German internee at Pugo Road Internment Camp Daressalam addressed to Germany. On the reverse large triple oval 'INTERNMENT CAMP / 9 SEP 1929' initialed, which is not listed. Cancelled 'DARESSALAM' c.d.s. '12 SE 1939' and 'POSTAL / Internment Camp / Commandant / FRANK' cachet struck in violet. Some toning at right. A very early internee cover.
1975 Great Britain overprinted 2/- / 10p dual currency postal order with counterfoil overprinted locally 'Poundage 17 cents' cancelled 'G.P.O. ST KITTS M.O. DEPT' c.d.s. '12 NO 75, with day in week above month & year. File punch hole at right.
1925 registered 'On His Majesty's Service' envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked Ascension 8d 'Badge' tied 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'JU 9 25' Hooded 'REGISTERED LONDON' and receiving cancellations on the reverse.