1936 registered On His Majesty's Envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 6d adhesive tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '6 JU 36' A further strike alongside. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1890's 2d registered stationery envelope (F) 'THOS.DE LA RUE & Co. PATENT' under the flap overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (SV7) for presentation purposes. Very small tone spot.
1898 envelope 'P s/s "Phidias"' addressed to New York franked vertical pair 1/- and single 3d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'ST LUCIA/C' c.d.s. 'DE 30 98' Some envelope imperfections, nice high value commercial franking.
1899 overprinted Gibraltar 5c stationery card with message addressed to London cancelled 'A26' with 'CASABLANCA' c.d.s. alongside 'AU 28 99' Large part 'LONDON E.C. ' hooded d/s receiving.
1937 taxed envelope addressed to England franked '10 CENTIMOS' on Great Britain 1d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.,d.s. '22 MR 37' Hanstruck 'T' and pencil '3d' both applied in Tangier. On arrival 3d postage due applied tied 'WELWYN GARDEN CITY' c.d.s.
1900 5c Gibraltar stationery postcard with message uprated overprinted 5c adhesive addressed to Germany tied 'TANGIER A26' duplex '31 MY 00' 'GIBRALTAR' transit and receiving cancellation on the front.
1918 censored envelope addressed to the U.S.A. Franked Great Britain '25 CENTIMES' on ' 2 1/2d' adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CASABLANCA' c.d.s. '14 AP 18' A further strike alongside. Seal at left side overstamped boxed 'PASSED BY / CENSOR struck in black. The envelope has been opened a little roughly at left side.
1903 taxed postcard addressed to France franked overprinted 5c QV Gibraltar adhesive tied 'RABAT A26' duplex 'JY 28 03' duplex Tangier & Gibraltar transit cancellation, on arrival 10c postage due applied paying the charge.
1947 registered envelope franked 1d, 2d, 3d & 6d Victory adhesives tied 'BANKET JCTN S. RHODESIA' c.d.s. '8 MAY 1947' A further strike below. Red/Black 'Banket Junction' registration etiquette. Vertical crease at left side.
1957 Formula registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Lusaka franked 4d & 4 1/2d adhesives tied 'RAYLTON S RHODESIA' c.d.s. '1 OCT 1957' A further strike alongside.
1956 Formula registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Lusaka franked 2 1/2d & 6d adhesives tied "WEDZA S RHODESIA' c.d.s. '1 DEC 1956' transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1940 registered envelope addressed to New York franked single 3d and a vertical pair 2d Victoria Falls adhesives tied 'LALAPANZI' c.d.s. Blank pink registration etiquette 'LALAPANZI' inserted in manuscript. Straight line 'NOT FOUND' and boxed 'RETURN TO SENDER' cachet both in violet. On the reverse 'REGISTERED GWELO S RHODESIA' cancellation applied on return.
1926 registered envelope addressed to Bulawayo franked 1d & 4d Admiral adhesives tied 'SALISBURY S RHODESIA' c.d.s. '4 DEC 1925' below 'SALISBURY S.R. REGISTERED' c.d.s. '4 JAN 26' On the front blank registration pink label 'Salisbury' in manuscript On the reverse 'REGd BULAWAYO S.RHODESIA' receiving cancellation. The Salisbury cancellation probably with a month & year error. Light vertical paper fold.
1945 Censored airmail envelope addressed to England franked 6d adhesive tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 475' c.d.s. '23 MR 45' Scarce crown boxed 'PASSED / BY / CENSOR / 68' struck in violet, initialed.
1939 3d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Germany with additional single 1/2d and a vertical pair 4 1/2d adhesives on the reverse tied 'G.P.O. MALTA' c.d.s. 'FE 24 32' 'INSURED / (VALEUR DECLAREE' label. (Insured for £5.00) Transit cancellations on the reverse including 'AMB MESSINA - NAPOLI 106 G' c.d.s. ( T.P.O. )
1883 1d Great Britain stationery card with message headed and dated 'Gozo 4 Juillet 1883' addressed to Belgium cancelled 'MALTA A25' duplex 'JY 4 83' Two 'chisel' disinfection slits. Receiving cancellation on the front. Scarce usage from Gozo.
1898 taxed envelope stationery 2nd West India Regiment addressed to Carlisle endorsed 'On Active Service with Lagos Frontier Force. No Stamps Available' signed at lower left corner 'L.A. Listin Capt / 2nd W I Regt / Kishi / 1.5.98' 'LAGOS' transit cancellation on the reverse 'MY 3 1898' together with Liverpool B R Packet and receiving cancellations. The envelope has been charged '2 1/2d' both applied as separate handstamps. The French had infiltrated into British controlled territory, including Kishi and Captain Lugard led a force in March 1898 to oust them.
1919 envelope addressed to Berlin franked 2 1/2d adhesive 'BUEA BRITISH KAMERUN' skeleton c.d.s. '4 SE 19' A further strike on the front, used in the final few days of usage. 'VICTORIA CAMEROONS' skeleton transit cancellation on the reverse.
1896 2 1/2d stationery envelope addressed to Nova Scotia cancelled 'T1' TURKS-ISLANDS' c.d.s. alongside 'SP 28 96' Transit and part receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1948 registered multi franked airmail envelope addressed to England adhesives tied 'VICTORIA LABUAN' c.d.s. '3 FE 48' Scarce pencil 'AV2' on the front 'SINGAPORE" transit cancellation on the reverse.
1917 censored postcard sent from Naval Ensign Kanzo Gondo, Sasebo Marine Corps on the destroyer Kashai to Japan and posted on arrival at Yokohama on 4th October 1917 The card was written on 15th August 1917 the writer says "He arrived safely and not to worry" Mail from Japanese sailors wast aken back to Japan and entered the post there. In April 1917 8 destroyers and a cruiser from the Japanese Navy arrived at Malta to escort Allied shipping that was being heavily attacked by German U boats in the Mediterranean. The destroyer 'Kashi' arrived in Malta in June.
1943 Censored envelope addressed to St Eustatius franked 3d adhesive tied 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. '8 AP 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER BB / 1' seal at left '1' in manuscript (CL.5) Three examples of this censor are recorded
1942 Censored airmail envelope addressed to the U S A franked 1 1/2d & 1/- adhesives tied 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. '19 AU 42' Crown 'PASSED BB/4' struck in red '4' in manuscript. 'ST JOHNS' transit cancellation on the reverse.
1942 Censored airmail envelope addressed to New York franked horizontal strip three 1/2d and a single Leeward Islands 1/- tied 'ST KITTS' c.d.s. '2 NO 42' Brown tape at left side overstamped Crown 'PASSED BB/' censor handstamp struck in violet no number.
1939 Censored envelope addressed to the U S A franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'ST KITTS DIEPPE BAY' c.d.s. '17 OC 39' Brown tape at left side overstamped crown in centre 'ST KITTS PASSED BY CENSOR 3' struck in red (First day of usage) 'ST KITTS" transit cancellation on the front '17 OC 39'
1943 Censored airmail envelope addressed to the U S A franked 1/- & 1 1/2d adhesives tied 'NEVIS' c.d.s. '5 FE 43' Brown tape at left side. Crown 'PASSED BB/6' censor cachet in violet '6' in manuscript.
1944 Taxed airmail envelope addressed to Jersey City franked 3d and a vertical pair 2/- adhesives tied 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. '21 OC 44' On arrival 3c postage due applied paying the charge. No censorship.
1942 registered censored envelope addressed to New York franked 6d & 1/2d adhesives tied 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. '9 OC 42' OPENED BY EXAMINER SS 3.' seal at left side '3' inserted in red crayon. Unframed crown 'PASSED SS/4' struck in red, one of four recorded examples.
1942 censored envelope addressed to New York franked 3d & 1/2d adhesives tied ST GEORGES GRENADA' c.d.s. '3 FE 42' 'OPENED BY CENSOR' seal at left side with red crayon '7' on the reverse.
1945 censored envelope addressed to the U S A franked 4c & 2c adhesives tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. 'MY 17 45' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 4266' seal at rightside (Type 1A) In use 7th May until 23rd May 1945
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to St Louis redirected to Ohio franked horizontal pair 3c and a single 15c adhesive tied 'BELIZE' OCT 25 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER J/8174' seal at left overstamped 'OCT 25 1943' datestamp on label.
1900 On Her Majesty's Service envelope addressed to London franked 1/2d & 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'A91' 'VIRGIN ISLANDS' c.d.s. on the front 'NO 5 00' Transit and receiving cancellations.
1906 postcard addressed to London franked overprinted 4c adhesive tied "JESSELTON' c.d.s. '4 DE 06' On arrival 1/2d adhesive applied paying local redirection tied 'BRIXTON S.W.' c.d.s. 'JA 3 07'
1937 envelope addressed to London franked 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'BARBADOS G.P.O.' c.d.s. '15 AP 37' Alongside 'C.N.S. "LADY HAWKINS" PURSERS OFFICE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS' cachet in violet.
1860 Entire Letter addressed to London 'Via Marseille' franked 1/- adhesive tied oval straight line of bars with '1' in centre. 'MELBOURNE' c.d.s. on the reverse 'No 18 59' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1853 Entire Letter from Melbourne 'Ship Eagle' in manuscript addressed to Bordeaux. Oval MELBOURNE VICTORIA' d/s 'JY 16 1853' Green boxed 'LIVERPOOL SHIP' on the reverse. Red boxed 'COLONIES & c ART 13' on the front. Rated '15' decimes (1.5fr)
1902 5pf stationery card with message written from Duala addressed to Essen cancelled 'KAIS DEUTSCHE / MARINE / SCHIFFPOST / No 9' c.d.s. '6 12 02' A further strike on the front.
1898 German 10pf stationery postcard (397f) overprinted "NUR FUR MARINE-SCHIFFPOSTEN" cancelled 'KAIS DEUTSCHE / MARINE / SCHIFFPOST / No 9' c.d.s. '30/11/98' A further strike top left. Written on board 'S.M.S. Habicht' at Kamerun. Addressed to Germany receiving cancellation on the front. Some toning.
1905 registered envelope addressed to New York franked single 3d and a horizontal pair 2d 'Picton' adhesives tied CASTRIES' c.d.s. 'JA 5 05' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1856 envelope 'Per Telegraph' addressed to Sydney franked by a fine four margin 6d adhesive tied '1' in oval straight line of bars on the reverse oval MELBOURNE' d/s 'JA 11 56 and a Sydney receiving cancellation 'JA 17 1856' Small stain bottom right corner.
1909 Taxed postcard addressed to Austria franked 1d adhesive tiued 'PORT MELBOURNE / 73' duplex 'MY 17 05' Black octagonal 'T / 10c' On arrival 10p postage due applied paying the charge tied 'WIEN' c.d.s.
1885 4d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Germany endorsed 'Pr French Packet Salagie / Via Marseille' Franked single 1/2d and 2d adhesives together with a 6d 'Stamp Duty' adhesive tied black '1' obliterator Oval 'REGISTERED MELBOURNE' d/s 'JA 3 85' Octagonal 'POSS ANT PAQ. FR. T. No 6' d/s '3 JANV 85' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1934 First First envelope addressed to Cairo franked single 3d and a horizontal pair 4d adhesives tied 'BLANTYRE' c.d.s. '8 3 34' Carried to Salisbury then on to Cairo with Egyptian instructional markings including oval 'RETURN TO SENDER' On the reverse 'RETURNED LETTER BRANCH ZOMBA' c.d.s.