1940 stampless 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to an officer in the Nigeria Regiment, Nairobi. Octagonal PASSED BY / CROWN / NAVAL CENSOR' cachet and three line 'POSTAL FRANK / Naval officer in charge / KILINDINI' both struck in violet initialed. Part 'MOMBASA' c.d.s. on the front '10 SE 40' On the reverse 'E.A. ARMY POSTAL SERVICES KENYA' c.d.s. '10 SE 40'
1940 censored envelope addressed to England franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'NSUTA WASSAWI' c.d.s. '14 NOV 40 'RED CROSS/ FUND / GOLD COAST label on the fronnt. Octagonal censor '8' struck in red.
1939 stampless envelope addressed to Philadelphia. Two line 'PASSED BY CENSOR / "LONDONDERRY"' struck in blue. 'LONDON / RECEIVED FROM / H.M.SHIPS' machine d/s '6 NOV 1939' The Londonderry was a naval sloop based in Freetown from early October to December 1939 it was used on mine sweeping and local escort duties.
1942 registered 'SIERRA LEONE RAILWAYS TELEGRAM' printed envelope addressed to Area Signal Company Freetown. Franked 4d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'REGISTERED G.P.O. SIERRA LEONE d/s '10 SP 42' 'FIELD POST OFFICE 41' c.d.s. on the reverse '11 SP 42' Scarce Telegram usage.
1942 envelope from London addressed to Air Headquarters R.A.F. West Africa Force, being returned to London, on the reverse legible 'FIELD POST OFFICE 41' c.d.s. (Sierra Leone) Boxed 'DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER' struck in violet. The envelope was carried by an unidentified vessel. This cover mentioned on page 271 Maritime Disaster mail.
1942 censored envelope adhesive washed off addressed to London with part Freetown cancellation. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY SE WATER' struck in violet. The mails from this unidentified vessel appear to have been posted in Sierra Leone around 26th November 1942. On the reverse 'G.R. OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / RETURNED LETTER SECTION / LONDON POSTAL REGION'
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to Washington D.C. Franked 1 1/2d St Kitts and a 1/- Leeward Islands adhesive tied 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. '14 AP 43' A further strike below. 'OPENED BY / EXAMINER BB /2' sea lat left '2' crossed out '99' inserted in pencil.
1918 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to The Chief Rabbi London franked 1d adhesive tied 'REGISTERED DURBAN' c.d.s. '26 APR 18' Carried on the R.M.S. Kenilworth Castle departing Cape Town 2nd May via Sierra Leone. On 2nd June the vessel was involved in a collision with an escorting Destroyer. Boxed 'DAMAGED BY IMMERSION / IN SEA WATER' struck in violet. Kenilworth Castle Type 1 cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1918 envelope stamp washed off large part 'PAARL' cancellation addressed to Scotland. Carried on the R.M.S. Kenilworth Castle leaving Cape Town 2nd May via Sierra Leone. On 3rd June the vessel involved in a collision with an escorting Destroyer off Eddystone lighthouse. Straight line 'SALVED LETTER' struck in violet. Kenilworth Castle Type 3 cachet.
1918 envelope stamp washed off 'CAPE TOWN" machine d/s 'APR 28 1918' Addressed to Surrey. Carried on the R.M.S. Kenilworth Castle leaving Cape Town on 2nd May via Sierra Leone. On 3rd June involved in a collision with escorting Destroyer of Eddystone Lighthouse. Straight line 'DAMAGED BY SEAWATER' struck in blue. Kenilworth Castle Type 2 cachet.
1918 envelope addressed to France franked on the reverse 15c, 1c and 2 x 4c adhesives tied 'CUREPIPE' c.d.s. mailed via South Africa, carried on the R.M.S. Kenilworth Castle leaving Cape Town on 2nd May sailing via Sierra Leone. On the morning 4th June of Eddystone lighthouse, she was involved in a collision with an escorting destroyer. Straight line 'ACCIDENT DE SERVICE' "PARIS - R.P. ETRANGER' c.d.s. on the front '10 - 6 18'
1895 envelope addressed to Mafeking franked Great Britain overprinted 4d adhesive tied '568' barred oval 'GABERONES B.B.P.' c.d.s. alongside 'FE 14 95' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1893 envelope official stationery written by Sir Shippard addressed to Cape Town franked Great Britain overprinted 2d adhesive tied 'VRYBURG' c.d.s. 'AU 25 93' A further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1904 envelope addressed to London franked Great Britain overprinted 1/2d and a horizontal pair 1d lilac adhesives tied 'MAHALAPYE SIDINGS' c.d.s. 'FE 29 4' (leap year) A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1898 envelope addressed to Mafeking franked Great Britain overprinted 2d adhesive tied 'MOLEOPOLE BECHUANALAND' c.d.s. 'MR 28 98' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1911 1d illustrated Letter Card (Zoological Gardens Perth W.A.) with message addressed to Germany uprated Victoria three halfpence adhesive tied 'MELBOURNE' machine d/s '21 OC 11'
1912 1d illustrated Letter Card (Albert Bridge. Queensland) with message addressed to Germany. Uprated 1d 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'FREEMANTLE' c.d.s. '30 JAN 12'
1946 Great Britain 3d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Zuarungu cancelled 'FIELD POST OFFICE 245' c.d.s. '19 MR 46' used in Palestine. From a Gold Coast solider in the 14th (WA) Infantry Garrison Company M.E.F. 'LAGOS MIL' transit cancellation 'BOLGATANGA' cancellation on the reverse. Mail from West African troops in Palestine is rare.
1941 multi censored envelope from Kolwezi Belgium Congo addressed to Geneva. The envelope transited through Accra where the boxed 'NOT OPENED / BY CENSOR' struck in red was applied, one of three recorded examples, this being the earliest date (7th July 1941) Illustrated on page 58 West African Censorship.
1941 censored envelope from Reigate franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '21 FE 41' Hexagon 'PASSED / BY / CENSOR / GOLD COAST / 17' struck in red used for a short period. Countersigned bottom left corner.,
1942 censored envelope addressed to Johannesburg franked horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives tied 'ACCRA' c.d.s. '19 JUN 42' Crown rectangle with crown to the right of passed 'OO/2' struck in blue, a day earlier than the other recorded example.
1944 censored envelope addressed to Rhode Island franked 3d adhesive tied ' W A' c.d.s. '11 AUG 1944' a further strike alongside 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 00/242' seal at left with printing information (Type L4a-d) which is rare. The envelope has been slightly trimmed at right side on opening.
1912 Taxed 1d illustrated stationery card (Flinders St Melb) addressed to Italy cancelled 'BEECHWWOD VIC / 9' duplex 'JA 30 12' On arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge tied 'PADOVA' c.d.s. '1.3.12'
1893 registered envelope addressed to London franked 2 x 'FIVE CENT ' on '3' on '3d' adhesives together with 2 'i CENT' on '1d' tied '0' barred oval 'BELIZE' c.d.s. on the front 'OC 13 93' receiving cancellation on the front.
1924 registered envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 2 x Great Britain adhesives overprinted in the French currency '75 CENTIMES on 'SEVEN PENCE' tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '9 JY 24' oval 'REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' d/s '9 JY 24' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1939 envelope addressed to St Louis franked 2 x 1d and a single 1/2d adhesive tied 'BOSTON MASS / PAQUEBOT' machine d/s 'JAN 2 1939' Triple circle '"LADY NELSON" Canadian National Steamships /. POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet.
1920 1d Natal stationery card with message addressed to Germany cancelled 'WINDHUK S.W.A.P.' c.d.s. '12 JUL 20' A fine strike of the short lived South West Africa Protectorate cancellation.
1921 'On His Majesty's Service' stampless envelope addressed to Swakopmund, cancelled 'WINDHOEK' c.d.s. '24 SEP 21' scarce oval 'S.A.R. RECORDS WINDHUK' d/s at bottom left '20 SEP 1921' On the reverse converted German oval 'SWAKOPMUND' with 'WINDHUK' removed.
1936 registered envelope addressed to Czechoslovakia franked 1d, 4d & 3d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '17 MY 36' Boxed 'LATE FEE' and registration cachets in the same colour. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1936 3d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Glasgow franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'UNION ISLAND' c.d.s. 'MY 2 36' a further strike alongside. Plymouth transit cancellation on the reverse. Light vertical fold at far left.
1930 3d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Huddersfield franked single 1d and 2 x 1/2d adhesives tied 'LABORIE' c.d.s. '18 OC 30' a further strike alongside. Manuscript registration marking crossed out, light boxed cachet applied '180'
1942 censored airmail envelope addressed to New York locally redirected franked Great Britain overprinted 1d and a horizontal strip of three 6d adhesives tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '25 SP 42' Scarce 'AIR MAIL / V' label at bottom left partly obscured by Censor seal, manuscript 'IC' applied in Bermuda.
1908 envelope 'Per "Fruigaue" s/s' addressed to Milan franked overprinted 10c adhesive tied 'SANDAKAN' c.d.s. '25 AUG 1908' Singapore transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.