1892 envelope with 8 sided page letter from a missionary at Bonthe addressed to Michigan U.S.A. franked 4d adhesive cancelled 'B31' 'SHERBRO' c.d.s. alongside 'JY 30 92' Freetown and 'Paid Liverpool transit cancellations 'NEW YORK PAID ALL' on the reverse.
1905 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to London 1d adhesive tiedf oval 'FREE TOWN SIERRA-LEONE' d/s '23 AP m05' Alongside scarce 'A R' in black oval. Receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1923 3d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Freetown, additional horizontal strip of three 1d adhesives tied 'PORT LOKKO' c.d.s. 'AU 3 24' with boxed registration handstamp on the front.
1898 2d External stationery card addressed to Hamburg headed 'Langenberg Neassa See' with message in German. the card entered the mails at Fort Johnston on August 3rd. Receiving cancellation on the front.
1897 envelope endorsed 'Book Post' addressed to Newcastle Upon Tyne franked 1/2d adhesive paying the unsealed printed matter rate tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'JY 23 97' A further strike alongside.
1924 3d registered stationery envelope (H) addressed to Indiana franked 1 1/2d & 2d adhesives tied 'CASTRIES' c.d.s. '11 SP 24' Straight line 'Supposed liable to customs duty' and 'PASSED BY U.S. CUSTOMS / BUREAU CHICAGO / A.P.W> A' cachets. transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1907 registered envelope addressed to Manchester franked vertical pair 1d a horizontal pair 1/2d and a single 5d adhesive tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '9 AP 07' Oval 'REGISTERED NUKUALOFA' cachet on the from struck in violet number '130' in red manuscript. 'R' in black circle. 'London I.S.' registration label applied in transit. Transit and receiving cancellations applied on the reverse.
1901 registered envelope addressed to Dresden franked horizontal strip of three 2 1/2d adhesives tied 'NUKUALOFA' c.d.s. '26 MY 01' 'R' in black circle. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.
1896 4d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Leipzig franked 2 1/2d & 5d adhesives tied 'VAVAU' c.d.s. '25 11 96' 'APIA' registration etiquette on the front, transit and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1897 registered On Her Majesty's Service envelope from Colonial Postmaster addressed to Hull franked 'FIVE PENCE' on 'SIX PENCE' adhesive tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. 'MR 31 97' A further strike alongside. Registration label and receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1937 registered multi franked envelope addressed to Wakefield Yorkshire, franked single 1 1/2d and horizontal pairs 1/2d & 1d adhesives tied 'KINGSTON' c.d.s. '23 JA 37' Receiving cancellation on the reverse.
1885 Penny Half Penny stationery card (repaired file hole) addressed to London written by Constable Samuel E Grums from 'Police station, Crocus Hill, Anguilla' Cancelled 'A12' with St Kitts and London datestamps. The only recorded item of prepaid mail from Anguilla prior to the opening of the Post Office in 1900
1953 3d South African airletter overprinted 'BASUTOLAND' (No message) uprated with 2d Coronation adhesive tied 'MASERU' c.d.s. '3 VI 53' Scarce boxed 'INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID' and 'CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS' cachet both applied in violet.
1943 censored envelope addressed to St Therese Convent, Bedford. Mass. From the Leper Hospital at Makogai Franked 2 1/2d adhesive tied 'MAKOGAI FIJI' c.d.s. '3 MAR 43' 'OPENED BY EXAMINER X/ 116' seal at left side.
1916 Easter Greetings photographic card by Heisinger from Karl Hertle (858) at Verdala Barracks addressed to his wife in Augsburg. Oval 'FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR MALTA / P.C. / 1' struck in violet.
1945 Censored 'SIX PENCE' on 'ONE SHILLING' Prisoner of War Airletter cancelled 'MARTINBOROUGH' c.d.s. '6 NO 44'' Addressed to Stalag 344 Germany. It was undelivered in Germany, recovered by Allied forces and returned to New Zealand through the NZ Base PO in Great Britain backstamp 7th August 1945. Straight line 'RECOVERED BY ALLIED FORCES' struck in violet applied by the NZ Army Base PO used in August 1945
1910 registered envelope addressed to France franked '7 1/2d ' on '2/6d' adhesive tied 'GOLDEN VALLEY' c.d.s .'27 AUG 1910' a further strike alongside. Type 3 registration etiquette. Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse. Some gum excess.
1906 1/2a stationery postcard uprated 1/2a adhesive with message written by a Belgium soldier from Kamindi in the Belgium Congo, posted over the border at Fort Portal, Uganda 12 days after writing 'ENTEBBE' transit and receiving cancellations.
1921 taxed envelope from Danish Consulate Wellington addressed to Copenhagen franked 2d adhesive tied 'WELLINGTON' machine d/s '12 MY 1921' Danish Consulate oval cachet on the reverse in violet. On arrival 25ore adhesive overprinted 'PORTO' applied paying the manuscript charge.
1906 taxed postcard addressed to London franked 1/2d adhesive cancelled 'ST HELENA' c.d.s. 'MR 2 06' Boxed 'T....C' struck in violet blue manuscript '5' Large manuscript '1d' on the front.
1902 1/2d stationery card with country and value tablet added in Chinese white, some adherence on the reverse when affixed to De La Rue record books, otherwise superb.
1918 2d registered stationery envelope (G) addressed to Barcelona additional 1d adhesive tied 'REGISTERED GIBRALTAR' d/s 'OPENED BY CENSOR / 798' seal at right side, seal damaged on opening.
1941 Censored envelope addressed to Hampshire redirected to Wick Scotland franked 15m (chalk-surfaced paper) tied 'FIELD POST OFFICE 174' c.d.s. 4 NO 41' Boxed R.A.F censor 101 cachet on the front, together with crown in centre 'DEPUTY CHIEF FIELD CENSOR' cachet in blue.
1924 2d registered stationery envelope (F) addressed to Hastings additional 1 1/2d adhesive tied oval 'REGISTERED SOUTH GIBRALTAR/3' d/s '15 AP 34' Plymouth transit cancellation on the front.
1934 Flight cover carried on flight from Blantyre to Salisbury addressed to Khartoum franked single 3d and a horizontal pair 4d adhesives tied 'BLANTYRE' c.d.s. '8 3 34' On the front scarce oval 'RETURN TO SENDER' d/s '7 JL 34' applied in Khartoum, on the reverse a variety of transit and instructional markings, including the rare 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE KHARTOUM' cancellation.
1942 Censored printed shipping line envelope addressed to France from A Winnikow on the S.S. "Nyassa" Franked 2/- keyplate tied 'HAMILTON' c.d.s. '25 JL 42' Canadian censor seal 'LISBOA' transit cancellation on the reverse. An unusual cover from a Jewish evacuee ship en-route to New York.
1895 1/2pi + 1/2pi stationery card with message addressed to Beyrouth Syrie uprated 30pa adhesive tied 'NIKOSIA CYPRUS' squared circle c.d.s. 'JU 13 95' British Post Office Beyrout' receiving cancellation.
1948 registered airmail envelope addressed to Philadelphia franked Silver Wedding pair 1d & £1 tied 'POST OFFICE TARAWA' c.d.s. 'AU 29 49' Transit and receiving cancellations on the reverse.