1929 1d stationery card with message headed 'Sherbo 7th January 1929' addressed to Germany cancelled oval 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST / LINIE / HAMBURG / WEST AFRIKA / XXX1' d/s '11 1 29' The card was put into the registered mails in Liberia, franked 5c adhesive tied 'RIVERCESS' c.d.s. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1912 registered envelope addressed to Germany franked marginal horizontal pair 5d adhesives (Double rate) tied 'ZUNGERU' c.d.s. NO 9 1912' Registered London and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1891 taxed 1d stationery card addressed to Bloemfontein cancelled 'PORT ELIZABETH' squared circle d/s 'AP 24 91' Blue manuscript '2' denoting charge as O.V.S. stationery was not valid in the Cape.
1896 1/6d + 1d commission Postal Note cancelled 'BETHLEHEM' c.d.s. '8 AU 98' Uitenhage cashiers cancellation. On the reverse Cape 1d affixed tied 'UITENHAGE' c.d.s. and a large GENERAL POST OFFICE / PAID' handstamp.
1933 airmail envelope carried on Imperial airways to India and the 1st flight India-Burma extention. Franked vertical pair Great Britain overprinted 4d and a single 1/2d tied 'BRITISH POST OFFICE TANGIER' c.d.s. '16 SP 33' On the reverse violet Rangoon - Karachi - London flight cachet.
1943 multi censored airmail envelope from a Dutch National London addressed to Gibraltar Camp Kingston, redirected to Curacao. 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 622' blue pencil '1/D' (A Dutch speaking censor) 'GIBRALTAR CAMP' c.d.s. '13 JY 43' Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1932 taxed envelope addressed to St Lucia franked horizontal pair 1/4d adhesives tied 'BARBADOS' c.d.s. '25 NO 32' On arrival 2d postage due applied paying the manuscript charge tied 'CASTRIES ST LUCIA' c.d.s. '29 NO 32'
1933 envelope addressed to Brazil carried on the third South American Flight. Franked 1/2d and marginal 2/6d adhesives tied 'VALLETTA' c.d.s. 'JU 26 33' Zeppelin flight cachet on the front. Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1943 censored airmail envelope addressed to South Africa franked 3d and a horizontal pair 6d adhesives tied 'AIR MAIL MALTA' c.d.s. 'DE 7 43' Boxed 'PAR AVION/ JUSQU'A / DURBAN' with "Durban" in blue manuscript.
1938 registered usage of 1 1/2d stationery lettercard with message addressed to Sir Claude Schuster, Lord Camberlains Office, House of Lords, London upated 2 1/2d, 1d & 2d adhesives tied 'NUKULAFOFA' c.d.s. '11 OC 38' Registration label on the front.
1906 taxed illustrated envelope (Hamburg Amerika Line) addressed to the U.S.A. franked 2d (Columbus) and 1/2d adhesive tied 'PORT OF SPAIN' c.d.s. 'MR 16 06' On arrival 10c postage due applied tied straight line 'APR 12 1906'
1914 envelope addressed to Germany franked O.R.C. 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'MARIANNHILL NATAL' c.d.s. 'JY 21 14' The envelope reached London where two line 'UNDELIVERABLE / L/P/.S/ cachet applied. On the reverse 'G crown R / OFFDICIALLY SEALED IN THE / RETURNED LETTER SECTION, / LONDON POSTAL SERICE' label. On return to Cape Town 'UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED / RETURN TO SENDER AT / ADDRESS SHOWN ON COVER / FROM R.L.O. CAPE TOWN' cachet in violet.
1942/3 envelope from Tring addressed to an Officer 'D' section 159th Battery, 53rd Heavy A.A. Regiment. Rectangular boxed 'Left Gibraltar return / to ARMY POST OFFICE' initialed, struck in violet. The back flap is missing.
1948 envelope with enclosed letter from Camp 68 Jewish Refugee Camp, Famagusta. addressed to Haifa. Franked 2pi & 1pi adhesives tied 'FAMAGUSTA' c.d.s. '24 NO 48' The cover has been damaged in transit, and repaired by tape on the reverse, then cancelled by a Haifa cancellation.
1915 envelope stationery Government House addressed to Sussex franked 1d adhesive tied 'G.P.O. GRENADA' c.d.s. 'MR 6 15' On the reverse a perforated (One side imperforate) Belgium Relief label applied One Fraction value (1/4d) A similar label was printed for Barbados. Rare on cover.
1951 envelope marked "Handed aboard at Fanning Island" addressed to Surrey redirected to Devon. Franked 3d adhesive tied boxed 'MAIL DESPATCH BRANCH / TRANSIT DIVISION / VANCOUVER B.C.' d/s struck in green 'SEP 17 1951' Boxed 'PAQUEBOT POSTED AT SEA' and 'S.S. Waitomo ships cachet. Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1895 registered envelope addressed to Antwerp franked 1d & 5d adhesives cancelled light 'T1' oval straight line of bars, alongside 'REGISTERED TURKS ISLAND' d/s Belgique registration label struck over the top. Registered London and receiving cancellations.
1901 multi censored halfpenny stationery postcard headed and dated "Darrels Island, Bermuda. 19th Sept 1901" Uprated 1d adhesive tied 'HAMILTON' c.d.s. 'SE 21 1901' 'PRISONER OF WAR BERMUDA / PASSED CENSOR' cachet. Addressed to Bloemfontein.
1914 12c registered stationery envelope (H2) addressed to Hannover with additional 3c & 12c adhesives tied 'ZANZIBAR/REG' c.d.s. 'AP 6 14' receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1941 stampless On His Majesty's Service' envelope marked "Secret" addressed to British Vice Consulate, Puerto Mexico. Triple oval 'NAVAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE JAMAICA' cachet '28 AUG 1941' Pencil 'D1562' Part High Commission wax seal on the reverse.
1902 1 1/2d illustrated stationery postcard (A Queensland School house) with message addressed to Holland. Cancelled unframed 'THURSDAY ISLAND' c.d.s. 'AU 22 1902' (Type 2a) In use for one year. Redeiving cancellation on the front.
1958 QE11 6d deep lilac registered stationery envelope (K) addressed to England, additional 3d tied 'B.F.P.O. CHRISTMAS ISLAND' c.d.s. '4 MY 53' The flap has a tear on opening. Rare 'K' size from the island.
1941 censored Business letter (No envelope) written from Melbourne 5th August 1941 with censored slip attached. The statement in the third paragraph identifies the reason for the slip "As requested by you we are lodging a protest with the controller of supply, Jerusalem against the cancellation of old licences and enclose a copy of our letter herwith"
1939 registered censored envelope addressed to Germany franked 1/2d & 5d adhesives tied 'CHRISTCHURCH' c.d.s. 9 AU 39' Boxed 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE' cachet in violet. Rare POSTAL CENSORSHIP label (2,000/11/39 - 14379' overstamped 'THIS ARTICLE WAS INTERCEPTED / OVERESEAS AND RETURNED TO / NEW ZEALAND' in violet. It appears that the envelope was delivered on 17th June 1947. Straight line handstamp on the front initialed.
1910 registered envelope addressed to London franked horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives tied 'ZUNGERU NORTHERN NIGERIA' c.d.s. 'JY 8 10' Straight line 'REGISTERED' in black.
1892 envelope addressed to the U.S.A. franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'DOMINICA' c.d.s. 'JU 22 93' with index "C" sideways, a further strike on the front. New York transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1898 envelope addressed to Massachusetts franked single 1/2d and a horizontal pair 1d adhesives tied 'A07' 'DOMINICA' c.d.s. on the front '[JU 25 98' New York transit and receiving canvcellations on the reverse.
Undated envelope addressed to Harrisburg franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS / U.S.Ms.S / MUNARGO' struck in blue,. a further strike alongside. Two line 'Mail delayed On Ship / (Foreign Section G.P.O.)'
1917 registered envelope stationery Government House addressed to Barbados.Franked 2x Leeward island 1/2d and an irregular block of three Virgin Islands 1d overprinted "WAR TAX" tied ROAD TOWN' c.d.s. 'APR 3 1917' Backstamped St Thomas and New York, a very circuitous routing.
1918 stampless On Active Service envelope fr a member of the Duke of Cornwall 5th infantry regiment based in Aden. Cogwheel 'PASSED CENSOR ADEN / No A 156' struck in violet. On the reverse BASE OFFICE ADEN I.E.F. hatched cancellation '5 FEB 18'
1884 wrapper addressed to Lyon France franked 1/2d slate-blue tied 'GIBRALTAT A26' duplex 'DE 22 84' Madrid transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse, central vertical fold, and some light tones. A rare singe usage of the 1884 issue.
1914 envelope addressed to Hertfordshire franked Great Britain overprinted 1d adhesive tied 'MAHALAPYE STATION' c.d.s. 'DE 25 13' (Christmas Day) Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1893 Great Britain 1d stationerey card overprinted 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS' headed 'R.M.S. Maudingo' with message addressed to Birmingham cancelled with the 'OPOBO' parcel cancellation 'OPOBO RIVER' c.d.s. below 'AP 21 95'
1901 envelope with embossed crown Niger Coast Protectorate on the reverse addressed to Dublin. Franked horizontal pair 1d adhesives cancelled 'SAPELE' c.d.s. 'FE 26 01' a further strike alongside.