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India KGV 4as & 3as cancelled d/r cds boxed h/s Lahore 24 August 1937 on airmail envelope franked with large T in circle & m/s 50c crossed out and 40c added; on reverse 8 x Kenya postage due cancelled ELMENTEITA 1 September 1937; faults to envelope where opened but a spectacular postage due franking

Reference: 1197

complete envelope (has been opened out) with illustrated advertising for Hats and plastic tablecloths (front & back), franked with 6 x 3d pictorials, for 1/6 airmail rate to Bristol, cancelled Kingston 16 September 1955, slight faults to envelope but a very striking cover

Reference: 1169
Trinidad & Tobago OHMS to Bristol 1964

Official envelope inscribed "On Trinidad and Tobago Government" franked with 12c QE2 stamp, to Bristol 19 August 1964: h/s "On Postal Service" & "Postmaster General" and "Air mail" with an official letter from Trinidad Postmaster General, signed, enclosing a typed list of all the Post Offices then open (in August 1954) including in Tobago, with 27 added in ms; important historical document

Reference: 1157
Egypt to UK 1940 censored

King's Head 5 mils, 10 mils, 4 x 15 mils, 13 mils + 30 mils airmail pictorial, all cancelled bilingual s/r bridged cds Alexandria 16 January 1940 to London; m/s "Imperial Airways" and h/s "English language"; red circular censor's h/s 'M'; no b/s; attractive franking

Reference: 1142
GB to Newfoundland 1943 censored

GB KGVI 2 x 7d + 1d to St Johns, Newfoundland, 27 November 1943(?) cancelled with US Army APO 610(?) cds & bars and with censor's h/s; by airmail from a US soldier in hospital (APO 514-B); a good franking

Reference: 1132
GB 2/6 value used 1941

GB KGVI 2/6 brown plus 3d deep violet on envelope to British Guiana, inscribed "Via North Atlantic Air Service"; cancelled Harrogate 20 December 1941 m/c d/s; censor tape 'Examined by C34"; b/s Air Mail GPO British Guiana

Reference: 1118
British Bechuanaland registered envelope 1889

Cape of Good Hope 4d blue registration envelope overprinted 'British Bechuanaland', mint 1889

Reference: 1008
USA Forces in Trinidad 1942

5 x 3c President Jefferson definitive on airmail envelope cancelled American Base Forces APO 803 11 April 1942 to New Orleans; boxed red censor h/s 'Passed by US Army Examiner 715', no b/s, from the American Forces in Trinidad durng WW2, scarce source

Reference: 920
Sierra Leone registered to Germany 1913

KGV 1d PS card with 2 added 1d definitives, registration h/s, m/s 'Printed Matter'; b/s London 'Hooded' Registration cds London EC 3 August 1913; Hannover bridged d/r cds 4 August 1913: scarce example of registered foreign printed matter rate, small plate flaw on one 1d stamp; ex Ken Sergeant

Reference: 934
Jamaica rural datestamp

QE2 2d portrait issue cancelled with VF double rim rural cds 'DUNDEE/JAMAICA B.W.I' in violet 4 March 1958; no b/s

Reference: 730
Ghana Independence High Values Used First Day 1957

Gold Coast QEII issues 1/-, 2/-, 5/-, 10/- values overprinted Ghana Independence, FDC 6 March 1957, used on airmail envelope (philatelic) from Kumasi to London; no b/s

Reference: 680
Transvaal Revenues 1987

Large part document franked with 6d, 2 x 1/-, 2 x 2/6 revenue stamps cancelled with large oval d/r 'SPECIALE LANDDROST KANTOOR JOHANNESBURG" with similar large red cachet alongside; very scarce combination; spectacular

Reference: 676
Jamaica UPU 1949 multi-franked envelope

19 October 1949 large envelope from Liguanea to London, registered airmail, franked with UPU issue 6 x 1½d, 6 x 3d, 3 x 2d, 21 x 6d + 2/- pictorial = rate of 15/3, folded cover but a very spectacular franking

Reference: 571
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
GAMBIA BLOCK OF 4 KGVI 1/3 ON REGISTERED LETTER CARD 1947

Gambia KGVI 1/3 Elephant design (SG 156a) block of 4 cancelled with London oval registered d/s, with London registration label on a sealed letter card inscribed 'Registered Air Mail'; registered oval on reverse, to Newquay: the stamps are affixed over the blue crayon registration cross; unusual

Reference: 525
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 BAB el LUD TO PALESTINE CENSORED MAY 1945

2 x 2 mills orange, 2 x 10 mills violet + 30 mills grey green cancelled with bi-lingual bridged cds Bab el Lud to Haifa 5 May 1945, MS 'Recommendée' & registration label + MS 89 in blue crayon; large double ring cachet RM (censor?) & sealing tape 'opened by Censor' red on white, tied front and back with hexagon censor cachet 'Palestine Passed by Censor H4' & h/s code 007204; b/s Cairo 5 May 1945, registered Haifa 14 May 1945: opened roughly at top but a nice 'busy' cover

Reference: 515
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO LETTERSHEET 1918

Curious part lettersheet franked with 1d + 2 x ½d Britannia issue (SG 149b, 150c), to the Command Paymaster Eastern Command, London, cancelled GPO Port of Spain Trinidad, error 18 inverted in 1918 date (reads 81): with extensive minutely written clear text which includes a note 'British troops from Mesopotamia have reached Baku on the Caspian...' and much other fascinating detail: a scarce and impressive item

Reference: 511
BRUNEI LARGE ENVELOPE WITH DUTCH POSTAGE DUES 1955

2 x 15c + 2 x 25c Sultan's portrait issues cancelled s/r cds Khalabelham(?) 23 March 1955 to The Hague; MS 'Airmail', '22 gms', '2.50' (shortage); Dutch postage dues 2 x 1g, 30c, 20c (=2.50)cancelled s'Gravenhage West 28 March 1955; envelope opened roughly at top but a striking franking

Reference: 507
Christmas Airgraph from Middle East 1943

illustrated Xmas Greetings Airgraph, with interior text "Greetings from the Middle East, So far and yet so near", franked with GB KGVI 3d dull violet, from the Middle East, probably from Egypt (possibly Syria); with purple crowned censor cachet 'Passed by Censor No.2143' cancelled Field Post Office 567 23 October 1943, to Edinburgh; a good clean example

Reference: 453
BERMUDA FIRST FLIGHT (FLYING BOAT) 1937

Decorative envelope inscribed 'First Flight Air
Mail - Bermuda to New York' also handstamped 'Bermuda - U.S. Service R.M.A. "Cavalier" First Flight' with KGV 3d & 1/- pictorials (SG 103,105) cancelled Hamilton, to Washington DC 14 June 1937; on reverse New York June 16 1937 (+ mirror image on the front): note Airmail rate to NY City was 9d per ½ oz, to rest of USA 1/3 per ½ oz; "Cavalier" was a Flying Boat; scarce & attractive cover

Reference: 418
CYPRUS REPUBLIC ISSUE 1962 TO OHIO

Cyprus QEII New Currency issue 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 40 mils (SG 188-192 - possibly 192a, 197) overprinted 'Cyprus Republic' in Greek & Turkish, cancelled with d/r cds Nicosia 18 February 1962, on Airmail envelope to Ohio USA; no backstamps

Reference: 416
SUDAN SMALL CAMELS ON THOS COOK ENVELOPE WITH TPO CANCELS 1922

Thomas Cook & Co envelope, FRONT only, with Sudan small camel designs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mills (15 mills rate) neatly cancelled Shellal - Haifa TPO No 1 22 January 1922, to Vienna; fine clean cancels but edges of envelope front slightly rough.

Reference: 396
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
TRINIDAD 1st CARIBBEAN INTERCOLONIAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1948

Trinidad 1c, 2c, 3c KGVI pictorials (SG 246, 247, 248a) on illustrated envelope for the 1st Caribbean Intercolonial Stamp Exhibition, Port of Spain, May 1948, cancelled Whitehall Trinidad skeleton type cds; b/s Cross, Trinidad & San Fernando 7 May 1948, attractive and less common stamp exhibition cover

Reference: 369
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