1940 multi censored envelope from a German P.O.W. at Somes Island addressed to Munich. Boxed 'WELLINGTON" c.d.s. '4 MR 40' and boxed 'Exempt from postage under/international Convention/regarding Treatment of/Prisoners of War' struck in violet. Scarce German censor seal at left.
1936 taxed envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1d adhesive tied 'SUNKANI' c.d.s. '1 OC 36' 'T' in black circle. On arrival 40c postage due applied tied 'WINTERHUR' c.d.s.
1885 envelope with embossed seals on the reverse, carried on the "Congo" addressed to Bracknell red '3' denoting ship fee. Franked single 1./2d and a horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied indistinct '554' barred oval. 'ACCRA' c.d.s. on the front 'MR 17 85' Endorsed bottom left corner 'W G Wilson' Transit and receiving cancellations. Small fault top left corner.
1870 envelope addressed to Dorset franked 6d Chalon adhesive tied 'WELLINGTON/070' duplex 'N.Z. MR 16 70' Carried on the 1st sailing via Suez. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1914 local envelope franked 'ONE FRACTION/RED CROSS/TRINIDAD/SOCIETY' tied 'G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'SP 18 14' Signed by a Red Cross official. (Red Cross mail had free status) Transit cancellations on the reverse.
1917 stampless censored 'On Active Service' envelope addressed to Seapoint cancelled 'OUTJO/S W AFRICA' c.d.s. '11/5/17' Large boxed '3rd Troop/"A" Squadron/2nd Military Constabulary/Station..../Date...' struck in violet 'OUTJO and 11/5/17' inserted in manuscript.
1857 envelope to Leicester rated '6' in manuscript paying the packet rate. On the reverse 'ST LUCIA' double arc 'JA 28 1857' Carried Per 'Derwent' to St Thomas arriving on 1st February, thence by the 'Magdalena' arriving Southampton 19th February.
1933 registered airmail envelope addressed to Switzerland franked 1/- & 6d adhesive, the 6d overprinted Air Mail tied large violet 'AIR MAIL MALTA' c.d.s. '12 JUN 1933' Boxed 'BY AIR/TO GENOA ONLY' Transit and receiving cancellations.
1920 registered envelope addressed to Pittsburgh franked 2 1/2d 1d and 2 x 1/2d adhesives the 1/2d overprinted 'WAR TAX' tied 'CAYMAN BRAC' c.d.s. '26 FE 20' Cayman Brac registration etiquette.
1913 On His Majesty's Service registered envelope addressed to the U S A franked single 3d, 2d 4d 2 x 2 1/2d and a block of four 1/4d adhesives tied 'TURKS ISLAND' c.d.s. 'NO 27 13' Alongside oval 'REGISTERED TURKS ISLAND' d/s. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse, mailed Via London.
1945 registered envelope stationery Bank of Malta addressed to London franked 1/- 6d & 1d adhesives tied oval 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/REGISTERED/MALTA' d/s '7 AP 45' Scarce Banco di Malta (Malta) registration etiquette.
1909 2d registered stationery envelope (I) addressed to Bohemia franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'BARBADOS' c.d.s. '9 JUL 09' Some damage to the rear flap, otherwise scarce stationery used.
1910 4d registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Manchester franked additional horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'BLANTYRE NYASALAND' squared circle d/s 'OC 14 1910' Violet four line registration cachet, Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1945 registered envelope addressed to Glasgow franked vertical pairs 1/2d & 3d adhesives tied oval 'GENERAL POSTAL OFFICE/REGISTERED/MALTA' d/s '20 MY 45' Scarce 'BANQUE C.F.A.T. (MALTA) registration etiquette.
1895 1d overprinted Great Britain stationery card with short commercial message addressed to the Isle of Wight cancelled 'BRASS' squared circle d/s '6 JY 95 'BRASS RIVER' cancellation below. 'PAID LIVERPOOL BR PACKET' on the front '18 AUG 95' struck in red.
1935 envelope with handstamp of the Dutch Consulate Buenos Aires on the flap franked 10c & 5c adhesives tied 'BUENOS AIRES' c.d.s. '2 MAR 35' Fine three line 'Met Hr.Ms K XV111/Vervoerd van Buenos Aires/Naar Tristan da Cuhna' On arrival Type 5 cachet applied forwarded to Cape with the 'Met Hr.Ms.K XV111/Vervoerd van Tristan da Cunha/Naar Kaapstad' both cachets applied black. A superb strike of the Submarine mail bag seal on the front. A rare combination with few recorded examples.
1903 On Her Majesty's Service' registered envelope addressed to Germany franked 15c & 12c adhesives tied 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'MR 7 03" Large part French Maritime cancellation on the front, receiving cancellation on the front.
1905 envelope addressed to New York franked single 2c and a horizontal pair 4c (British Protectorate) tied 'SANDAKAN' c.d.s. '24 SEP 1905' Singapore c.d.s. and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1943 censored registered insured envelope addressed to Bombay franked 14As adhesive tied by an indistinct c.d.s. Octagonal censor cachet 'C/72' Red/Black 'INSURED (VALEUR/DECLARE' label.
1945 multi censored envelope addressed to Switzerland franked Great Britain 5d adhesive overprinted 'M.E.F.' tied 'RODI (EGRO)' c.d.s. '19 JU 45' 'OPENED BY EXAMINERZD/2' seal at left, very few examples are recorded. Additionally censored in transit through Egypt.
1905 postcard addressed to Altona Germany franked 5pf German adhesive crossed by pencil denoting adhesive not valid, alongside 'LOME' c.d.s. '12/10/05' receiving cancellation on the front.
1892 German 10pf stationery postcard headed and dated 'Amedsoche 15th August 1892' addressed to Stuttgart Germany cancelled 'LOME' c.d.s. '30/8/92' receiving cancellation on the front.
1898 postcard (Greetings from Canton) with message addressed to Leipzig Germany franked overprinted Gibraltar 5c adhesive tied 'TETUAN - MOROCCO A26' duplex '11 AU 98' Tangier and Gibraltar transit cancellations.
1942 censored airmail envelope addressed to Cape Town franked single 1/- and two 15c adhesives tied 'POSTAGE PAID' c.d.s. '27 AU 42' struck in red. 'PASSED BY/NAVAL/CENSOR' cachet bottom right corner initialed and dated.
1901 2c stationery envelope addressed to London cancelled 'LEONORA' c.d.s. 'AU 26 01' Georgetown transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Paper crease and some slight ageing around the edges.
1935 airmail envelope addressed to England franked 1d 'Jubilee' adhesive together with 6d meter cut out (M225) tied by incomplete 'JOHANNESBURG' machine d/s '3 AU 1935'
1953 taxed airmail envelope addressed to London franked 15c & 5c adhesives tied 'BELIZE' c.d.s. '16 FE 53' On arrival horizontal pair 4d postage dues applied paying the charge tied 'LONDON W.C.' c.d.s. '27 FE 53'
1879 envelope addressed to Salem Massachusetts rated '6' in red pencil endorsed 'U.S.S. Ticonceroga/ Sierra Leone 6/ Ship's letter' On the reverse 'PAID AT SIERRA LEONE' double arc 'AP 16 1879' in red. 'PAID LIVERPOOL Br PACKET' transit and 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse. Tear to envelope at top right.
1899 1/2d stationery postcard with message from The National Bank addressed to Cape Town cancelled 'BARBERTON' c.d.s. '19 SEP 99' Boxed 'TE LAAT' in black, transit and receiving cancellations.
1901 6c stationery postcard with message addressed to San Jose Costa Rica cancelled 'SEYCHELLES' c.d.s. 'AP 15 01' A further strike below Aden & New Orleans transit cancelled with receiving cancellation all on the front. Scarce destination.
1876 envelope from the office of the Deputy Governor carried by Diplomatic Bag from Belize to London franked by two horizontal pairs Great Britain 1d reds, the envelope was put in the mails at St Martin's Place post office on March 16th and forwarded to Dawlish, receiving cancellation on the reverse. With fine, original descriptive letter, full transcript.
1900 1d Great Britain stationery envelope addressed to Wansford cancelled 'BATHURST GAMBIA' c.d.s. 'JU 18' with the year omitted, a further strike alongside. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1953 taxed airletter posted at sea on an Elder Dempster vessel addressed to Southampton franked marginal block of six Sierra Leone 1 1/2d Coronation adhesive, with lines around denoting invalid for postage. On the front 'BATHURST GAMBIA' c.d.s. '24 AU 53' 'T' & '5d/TO PAY' both struck in black in Bathurst. Great Britain 5d postage due applied on arrival.
1919 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Huddersfield franked 3 x 1d adhesives tied oval 'REGISTERED G.P.O. GAMBIA' d/s '15 NO 19' Rare straight line 'POSTED OUT OF COURSE' struck in black, applied in Bathurst, believed to be the only known example.