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NZ to GB 1940 censored

NZ pictorials 3d, 7d, 1/- (SG 618, 622, 625) on envelope by airmail from Palmerston, North to Waltham Abbey, 22 February 1940; censor's tape "Opened and Passed by Censor in New Zealand", tied with "Passed by Censor NZ 26" circular h/s; b/s oval d/s 'Registered Waltham Cross' 19 March 1940; opened slightly roughly; scarcer values on envelope and a good combination

Reference: 979
USA missent mail

US 22c airmail stamp on plain envelope addressed to US Peace Corps (Central Pacific) in Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands), cancelled Washington m/c d/s 10 August 1987; h/s 'MISSENT TO MANILA' (sometimes considered a code to excuse delay) b/s TAIPEI 15 August 1987

Reference: 918
Australia Flying Doctor 1957

2 x 7d Flying Doctor issue (SG 297) + 10d definitive (SG 282c) on official FDC envelope for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, from Sydney to Germany, 17 September 1957 (Not FD of issue); cancelled s/r 'skeleton' cds GPO Sydney NSW; no b/s
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Reference: 911
Australia registered airmail 1949

8 x 1949 UPU 3½d (SG 232) + 6 x 2½d John Forrest (SG 233) on registered envelope by airmail to Kirkcaldy; b/s Tirrikiba NSW 17 Dec 1949, Sydney 18 Dec 1949, minor faults to envelope but a spectacular franking

Reference: 910
Australia First Flight 1931

Australia KGV 2d red & Kangaroo 1/- green cancelled Waverley NSW 19 November 1931, with First Flight cachet 'Special Air Mail Flight Australia – England Nov 1931', to RAMC Cookham Camp, Aldershot; b/s Sydney boxed 'Air Mail Section GPO'

Reference: 879
Australia Airmail to UK 1931

3 x 3d green airmail stamp + 2d KGV definitive cancelled d/r cds on Airmail envelope from Jung, Victoria to Winchester; endorsed in red m/s 'By Australian and Karachi-London Air Mails'; no b/s

Reference: 870
Samoa / USA first flight to NZ

US pictorials 5c, 5c, 15c cancelled d/r cds Pago Pago, Samoa 28 November 1965 on illustrated Air New Zealand envelope for DC8 1st flight between Samoa and New Zealand

Reference: 894
GB to New Zealand

GB 4d Parliamentary Conference (SG 560), cancelled with the special conference cds (stated to be the 1st day of issue 12 September); from London to Campbell Island via New Zealand; boxed "Not Found" & re-addressed twice; Wellington NZ slogan & cds 16 Jan 1958, small boxed 32, octagonal handstamp Wellington unclaimed 20 Feb 1958; on reverse s/r cds Kilbernie Postmen's Branch 17 Jan 1948 & Returned Letter Office Wellington, 6 March 1948: a fine detailed attempt to deliver

Reference: 650
NEW ZEALAND 1d UNIVERSAL ON CARD TO A SHIP IN CHILE

NZ Penny Universal used alone on a PPC of the Wharves Dunedin, addressed to a ship c/o an agent in Chile, Dunedin m/c d/s 29 December 1899, transit cds Valparaiso Chile 10 February 1900, to the ship 'Loch Garne' c/o the agent Autofagusta, with arrival cds Autofagusta, Chile, 16 February 1900: very unusual & a fine 1d Universal piece

Reference: 555
TONGA TIN CAN MAIL ENVELOPE 1969

Decorative envelope with publicity for a Christmas & New Year Cruise by the 'SS Orsova' 29 December 1969, with 3 Tonga stamps, one a 'cut-out' type (SG 273, 276, 286), from Niuafo'ou Island, nice clean example of more modern Tin Can Island Mail, no b/s

Reference: 547
TONGA TIN CAN MAIL ENVELOPE FROM NIUAFOOU TO CALIFORNIA 1935

bespoke Tin Can Mail envelope franked with Tonga 2½d Queen Salote cancelled Niuafoou 5 June 1935, with all the special cachets for the service, front & back; opened roughly at left hand side and tidied up with a plain card insert, otherwise a good clean example

Reference: 527
AUSTRALIA - NEW GUINEA AIRMAIL 1934

1st Official Airmail Service Australia to Papua New Guinea; Australia 6d Airmail & 2d Centenary of Victoria (River Yarra) + New Guinea 2d & 6d Airmail overprint; cancelled Ship Mail Room Melbourne 23 July 1934 & Lae New Guinea 30 July 1934; with special cachets front & reverse; b/s Lae New Guinea & Melbourne Victoria: fine scarce airmail cover

Reference: 522
EGYPT

Farouk 5 mils + 10 mils definitives cancelled bilingual Port Said cds; 'Opened by Censor' red on white label over red Egyptian bilingual cachet 'Censorship Dept M'; boxed 'Passed by Censor V61' in blue (Australian?), MS 'English'; no b/s; from Lloyds Triestino, Port Said; some envelope faults (which look worse in the scan than in reality!);

Reference: 426
ENVELOPE FRONT FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA TO USA WITH POSTAGE DUE

Front only of an envelope franked with Australia 1d & 2d (SG 26a & 47) cancelled Gladstone, Queensland 17 February 1921; handstamped 'US Charge to Collect 12 Cents' & 'Ctms T'; with block of 6 US Postage Due stamps cancelled with oval undated cachet Watertown, Wisc

Reference: 383
AUSTRALIA MULTI-FRANKED AIRMAIL TO CHISWICK 1935

Airmail envelope endorsed 'stamps over' with clear s/r cds Fremantle WA 23 April 1935; on reverse 9 copies of the Centenary of Victoria 2d orange (SG 147a; some faults to the envelope but a striking franking

Reference: 382
FIRST FLIGHT AUSTRALIA TO SOUTH AFRICA

Illustrated envelope for the First Regular Air Service by Qantas Empire Airways from Australia to South Africa via Cocos Islands & Mauritius, with large special cachet; franked with Australia KGVI 3d, 9d & 1/- definitives, cancelled RAAF PO Cocos Isles 1 September 1952, b/s Port Louis Mauritius 3 September 1952; a nice combination

Reference: 381
AIR RACE HOLLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 1953

Decorative illustrated envelope from Holland for the Christchurch Air Race 8 October 1953, franked with 5 Red Cross issues, 25c special air stamp & 5c Juliana issue (SG 769-773, 790a, 684), cancelled Eindhoven 29 September 1953 and with special cachet for the event; on reverse Christchurch arrival d/s 11 October 1953; violet h/s on front 'Retour à l'Expéditeur'

Reference: 365
BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870

6d violet & red Foreign Bill revenue stamp on reverse of £30 bill of exchange from Adelaide, Australia to Halifax, Yorkshire, 10 October 1870; small faults to document, stamp fine and very scarce use thus

Reference: 298
GB 2½d WILDING ISSUE USED ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND 1956

GB 2½d red Wilding on airmail envelope neatly cancelled BFPO Christmas Island 22 August 1956; in MS on reverse sent from 'HMS Messina' (a tank landing craft); nice clear markings

Reference: 256
GB 2½d WILDING USED IN CHRISTMAS ISLAND 1956

GB 2½d red Wilding on airmail envelope clearly cancelled BFPO Christmas Island 22 August 1956; in MS on reverse sent from 'HMS Messina' (a tank landing craft)

Reference: 255
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA TO NORFOLK WITH MIXED REIGNS FRANKING 1943

Australia KG VI ½d & 1d plus added Victoria QV 2d, mixed franking on censored envelope to England, cancelled Melbourne 12 October 1943, opened & resealed by the Censor with violet diamond cachet 'Passed by Censor 35', a very neat wartime mixed franking

Reference: 239
NEW ZEALAND 'KIWI' ENVELOPE REGISTERED TO HOLLAND 1939

NZ 8d 'Lizard' issue (SG 586 possibly 565) on illustrated PEN FRIEND envelope to Holland, cancelled with large d/r cds Christchurch Registered 4 November 1939. Opened by the NZ Censor, sealed with tape and authorised by red s/r Censor cachet 'Passed by Censor NZ 6' on front & back; no arrival datestamp. A nice scarce item in good condition, early in the War

Reference: 228
SOLOMON ISLANDS POSTAL AGENCY ALLARDYCE

pale orange envelope from the Philatelic Section British Solomon Islands with QE2 8c + 35c cancelled Honiara February 1970, with registration cachet, and large oval cachet 'Allardyce Postal Agency, Santa Isabel Is BSIP' in blue, b/s Honiara; a good example of an Agency office dated cachet.

Reference: 175
SOLOMON ISLANDS POSTAL AGENCY GUADALCANAL TO CAMBRIDGE 1970

pale orange envelope from the Philatelic Section British Solomon Islands with QE2 8c + 35c cancelled Honiara February 1970, with registration cachet, and large oval cachet 'Tangarare Postal Agency, Guadalcanal Is BSIP' in blue, b/s Honiara: a nice example of the agency handstamp and the temporary registration label

Reference: 174
TONGA: 1938 LAST DAY JUBILEE COVER

1938 Last Day Jubilee cover with the stamps cancelled by partial NIUAFOOU postmarks dated 12.OC.38 and various Tin Can Mail marks on both sides

Reference: 255H
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