1919 censored envelope addressed to Cairo franked Great Britain 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE SMYRNA' c.d.s. '5 MY 19' a further strike alongside. Double octagonal 'PASSED CENSOR 1' cachet in black.
1919 registered envelope addressed to Rafa Palestine franked Great Britain KE.V11 '2 PIASTRES' on '5d' adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED SMYRNA' d/s '9 DE 19' On the reverse 'F.P. O. No. 83' hatched cancellation '29 DEC 19' Light stain top right corner.
1919 stampless 'O.A.S.' envelope embossed 'British Embassy Constantinopole' addressed to London. Countersigned bottom left, cancelled 'LONDON / RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED' machine d/s 'MAR 17 19'
1879 envelope addressed to Blackburn franked Great Britain 1/2 & 2d blue adhesives tied 'C' in oval straight line of bars 'BRITISH POST OFFICE CONSTANTINOPOLE' c.d.s. on the front 'JY 10 79'
1909 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Manchester franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives cancelled 'ST VINCENT' c.d.s. 'MR 6 09' A further strike below, receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1901 2d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Belgium franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'AP 4 01' Registration etiquette on the reverse, London transit on the front together with 'BELGIQUE' registration etiquette.
1918 censored South African 1d stationery envelope addressed to Swakopumund cancelled by the rubber 'NEUHEUSIS' c.d.s. struck in violet. Transit and receiving oval mutilated T.P.O. cancellations.
1919 censored envelope addressed to Helsinki Finland internally redirected, franked horizontal pair 1d and a single 1/2d South African adhesives tied fine strike of the rubber 'ONDONGA' c.d.s. struck in black '12 JUN 91' the year inverted. On the reverse Helingfors - Helsinki T.P.O. cancellation.
1933 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Mexico franked additional 1/2d and '1d' on 'Penny Half Penny' stationery cut outs, together with two single 1/2d adhesives tied 'TAURANGA' c.d.s. '26 SP 33' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1888 wrapper addressed to Munich Germany franked by two examples '2 CENTS' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesives diagonally bisected tied 'O" in oval straight line of bars, receiving cancellation on the reverse. The wrapper pays the correct 4c printed matter rate to Germany, appears to be a commercial usage.
1948 postcard addressed to Belgium franked Great Britain 3d adhesive overprinted 'M.E.F' tied 'TRIPOLI' c.d.s. '4 2 48' Boxed 'PAR AVION DE / BY AIR MAIL FROM / TRIPOLI / a / to' struck in violet with manuscript 'London Only'
1948 airmail envelope addressed to Stuttgart from a German P.O.W. at the P O W working camp Benghazi. Franked Great Britain 2 1/2d & 2d adhesives overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'BENGHAZI AIR MAIL' c.d.s. '1 8 48'
1946 registered multi franked envelope carried on Swedish Missionary flight with three line flight cachet. Adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED LAGOS NIGERIA' d/s '9 MR 46' Receiving cancellation on the front.
1924 envelope addressed to New Jersey franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'HAMILTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '29 SEP 24' code 'B'
1924 envelope addressed to Leipzig franked horizontal strip of five 1d adhesives paying the double rate tied 'HAMILTON / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '27 SEP 24' code 'A'
1923 wrapper addressed to Forres Scotland redirected to Aviermore. Franked horizontal pair 2c perfin 'E' (Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd) tied by large part of the rare 'COLOMBO / VISIT THE / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION' slogan d/s '4 SEP 23'
1932 postage due receipt for one letter 4d due franked horizontal pair 2d Lakatoi adhesives paying the charge tied light 'BISIATABU' c.d.s. 4 SEP 32' The left adhesive is creased.
1942 Censored 3d Active Service airletter from Johannesburg addressed to a private B Company 3rd Transvaal Scouts Middle East Forces 'EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID' c.d.s. '13 MR 42' Red manuscript 'P O W' rectangular boxed '"PRISONER OF WAR" / RETURN TO SENDER' cachet struck in violet.
1933 'FOUR PENCE' on '3d' registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Perth western Australia tied 'HASTINGS' c.d.s. '22 MR 33' Straight line 'Too Late' struck in red on the front. Receiving cancellation.
1949 envelope addressed to Cape Town dated in the top left corner '20 10 49' franked corner example South African 1 1/2d adhesive tied by a fine Type 8 cachet. Carried on the M.V. Pequena to Cape Town.
1875 envelope addressed to Tunbridge Wells 'Via Italy' franked Great Britain 6d grey (plate 13) and a single 2d blue (plate 14) paying the double rate (8d) tied 'MALTA A25' duplex 'FE 24 75' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 Censored stampless 'On His Majesty's Service' envelope from The Postmaster addressed to Jamaica cancelled Georgetown c.d.s. scarce 'OFFICIAL PAID CAYMAN ISLANDS' c.d.s. on the front 'MR 15 1943' The censor seal applied in Jamaica dated '8 APR 1943'
1939 censored envelope stationery 'The Eastern Telegraph Company Limited' addressed to Esher. Franked 2d adhesive tied 'ASCENSION' c.d.s. 'NO 25 39' Straight line 'CENSORED' struck in red.
1894 1d stationery card with message headed and dated 'Lagos 29/1 1894' addressed to Switzerland. Boxed 'AUS / WESTAFRIKIA' struck in black a further strike on the front. Red manuscript 'Lagos 29/1 1894' top left corner. Blue manuscript charge marking, receiving cancellation on the front.
1938 3d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to San Antonio Texas. Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED CASTRIES ST LUCIA' d/s '19 AU 38' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1918 2d registered stationery envelope (G) with PATENT omitted from the printers name under the flap 'THOS' DE LA RUE & CO.' addressed to London. Franked 2 x 1d adhesives one overprinted 'WAR TAX' tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. 'JU 20 18' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1904 Queen Victoria 1d stationery envelope 'S.S. Dahovne' addressed to Bridgetown Barbados cancelled 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. 'MR 3 04' a further strike alongside. On the reverse part 'BARBADOS SHIP LETTER' d/s '5 MR 04'
1958 8c registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Cornwall. Uprated 5c adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED CASTRIES ST LUCIA' d./s 16 OC 58' receiving cancellation on the front.
1950 envelope from Cable & Wireless Ltd addressed to Sydney franked Australian 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'PERTH W A AUST' slogan d/s '5 OCT 1950 Fine 'TIN CAN MAIL / COCOS-KEELING IS' struck in violet (This was the first mail for which the boxed cachet was used) Carried on RMS Orion. In the Colin Riddell sale 2019 an example carried on the same date realised $A2000 + premium.
1953 taxed airmail envelope addressed to Sydney Australia franked 1/- adhesive tied 'NAIROBI' machine d/s '26 FEB 1953' 'T 30 / CENTIMES' in violet circle value in poencil. On arrival marginal horizontal pair 5d postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'G.P.O. SYDNEY' c.d.s. '6 MR 53'
1945 registered censored envelope from a private in the 82nd West African Division in Burma. Franked Indian 2As & 1A adhesives tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 772' c.d.s. '25 SP 45' Blank registration etiquette manuscript 'FPO 772' Crown shield '4237' initialed. On the reverse 'BASE A.P.O.' c.d.s. used in Rangoon. Tear on opening bottom right corner.
1953 KGV1 6c registered stationery envelope (G) 'THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED' under the flap. Franked 12c adhesive overprinted 'NEW CONSTITUTION 1951' tied 'ANSE - LA - RAYE' c.d.s. '10 MR 53' A further strike below. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1925 envelope addressed to Dublin franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'SYDNEY N.S.W. / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / ALWAYS ASK FOR / AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS' slogan d/s 'JA 29 1925'
1923 envelope addressed to London franked 1d adhesive tied by 'SYDNEY N.S.W. / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION / LONDON APRIL 1924 / AUSTRALIAS OPPORTUNITY' slogan d/s 'AU 17 1923'
1923 envelope addressed to California franked 1 1/2d adhesive tied 'VISIT THE BRITISH / EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924 / CHRISTCHURCH' slogan d/s 'JE 13 1923'
1924 envelope addressed to Reading franked 2As adhesive tied by a fine strike 'CALCUTTA FOR / BRITISH EMPIRE / EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s '7 AUG 1924' A scarce single usage, these are normally found in combination with the Mount Everest Expedition labels.
1923 window envelope franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate, tied bilingual 'CAPE TOWN / BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1924' slogan d/s 'AUG 9 1923'