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8 different values, commemorative and definitive, on envelope with pink Express label; cancelled d/r bridged cds Budapest 5 September 1931 code A80; b/s Amsterdam 7 September 1931; colourful franking

Reference: 1196

2k brown/cream PS card with added 5k charity tax for war victims; cancelled s/r cds SARAJEVO 1 Jan 1945; large T 'taxed' h/s; stamp used as postage due?

Reference: 1195

Plain card from German POW on the French Ile de Ré; d/r Camp Interpreter's cachet & 2 line "Geprüft cachet"; Newport and Whitney type C12; with original text intact

Reference: 1194

Italy 4 x 20c + 5c definitives cancelled bridged cds Milan 6 March 1942; opened by German Censors and resealed with "Geoffnet" label; sealed with German swastika cachet and confirmed by various small control h/s; b/s large cds UFFICIO CENSURA POSTA ESTERA II 7 March 1942;  a nice combination

Reference: 1193

Curacao 45c pictorial issue on 1st flight Curacao to Amsterdam; illustrated special KLM envelope; cancelled Curacao Willemstad 19 February 1946; no b/s

Reference: 1192

Curacao 20c and 25c (SG 203, 204) pictorials on 1st flight Curacao to Amsterdam; illustrated special KLM envelope; cancelled Curacao Willemstad 19 February 1946; no b/s

Reference: 1191

75th anniversary UPU set of 3 40g, 60g, 1s (SG 1175–1177) on special mini-sheet for the 100th year of the UPU, on 1st flight Vienna–Budapest "Aerofila 74"; plus UPU Centenary (SG 1719–20) & 1s definitive; registered; b/s 24 October 1974 Budapest; a curious mixture

Reference: 1190

40g, 60g, 1s UPU issue (SG1175–1177) on 1st flight Vienna–Brussels–New York via Boeing 707 jet, 1 April 1959; registered airmail, stamps cancelled with large special cachet; on reverse block of 4 SG 1538; arrival cds Jamaica, N.Y. A.M.F Kennedy, 1 April 1969

Reference: 1189

8 definitives inc. 2 'Tell' issues cancelled with red d/r bridged cds "WINTERALPENPOST, JULIERPASS" 4 November 1934, to Basel; black d/r cds Chur 4.11, St Moritz 5.11"; registered, black h/s "Julierpass-Autofahrten / wegen Unwetter um / einige Tage verschoben"; unclear faint b/s

Reference: 1188

Envelope to a German interned in Switzerland; GB KGVI 2½d cancelled d/r cds Rotherham, 8 April 1944; censored by British 'Opened by Examiner 3204' tape and German with "Geöffnet" sealing tape with Swastika cachet; Swiss 'Zuzustellen /Fieldpostdirektion' & No 315); arrival d/s after forwarding 19 July 1944, with the original letter

Reference: 1187

Mozambique Company pictorials 2c, 3c, 3 x 24c, 25c, 30c plus added E. Africa and Uganda, 2 x KUT, 2 Transvaal, 1 Cape of Good Hope, all cancelled large bridged cds BEIRA; to London 24 March 1931, no b/s; a colourful mixture

Reference: 1186

Mozambique Company pictorials 4c, 6c, 8c, 12c, 25c, 2 esc, plus added 2 Transvaal, 1 Orange Free State, 1 Kenya, 1 E. Africa & Uganda, 1 S. Africa (added values uncancelled); from Beira to London, 13 July 1931; no b/s; a colourful mixture

Reference: 1185

Sowers 5, 10, 10+5, 25, 30, 35c and Mersons 40, 45, 50c, and 1fr cancelled Nieppe d/r cds; + GB KGV 4d cancelled FPO D4 plus registered label with same cancel; on long OHMS envelope; from Nieppe to Isle of Wight, 21 April 1915; 2 different censor h/s: red and violet; b/s APO B3(?), London registered & Shanklin (IoW) 24.4.15; a rare combination

Reference: 1184

France 15c Type Pasteur with "Algerie" overprint, on plain envelope surcharged "½ centime en plus" with variety double surcharge; mint; rare Pasteur variety

Reference: 1183

5fr Petain Salon du Prisonnier POW card to a French Captain in Camp Oflag XB Nienburg (?), with New Year letter,  cancelled Paris m/c datestamp with 7 bars:  superb German censor cachet 'Geprüft Oflag XB Nr.7' ; a fine clean example of these cards

Reference: 1174

"Bulletin d' expédition" French parcel card in the former German Alsace style, from Huningue to Nevers,  cancelled with s/r cds on front & forwarding label 'Mulhouse 2'; on reverse Merson 5fr & 2fr + Sower 1fr & 45c, with 1 franc fiscal, all cancelled Huningue cds and with added Railway cachet 'Petit Croix Ch de F. de l'Est' 14 October 1927: a striking combination

Reference: 1173

complete folded entire written in clear but perhaps faulty French, 6 February 1781, with a good strike of the small double ring cds 'cachet d' essai' Bordeaux PP; m/s rate mark 10 (sols), b/s London Bishop mark FE 22 and m/s 22 charge mark; a fine example of a very scarce cachet

Reference: 1171

10 heller Hradcany Czech parcel card with added 2 x 20 h Eagle design, cancelled Brnenec-Brunnlitz, registered & with red label Valeur Déclarée: Budapest transit cds & Vel Becekerek bridged arrival cds; with added Yugoslav 2 d  green fiscal stamp cancelled with purple cachet: a fine scarce combination

Reference: 1166
Germany multi-franked with Hindenburg head issues to GB 1938

Hindenberg heads 25 x 1pfg, 5pfg, 6pfg, 10pfg, 12pfg all cancelled by large d/r cds Bad Schwalbach to Surrey 22 August 1938
for a 58pfg rate; some faults to envelope but a spectacular franking

Reference: 1162
Germany Russian Zone

Soviet zone (of Berlin) issues, 2 x 2pfg, 16pfg, 40pfg, 2 x 25pfg, registered, cancelled "BERLIN LICHTENBERG¢ 23 July 1948"; on reverse large red label, Russian Zone cachet, undated, No 5298; s/r b/s EPSOM SURREY 10 August 1948; faults to envelope

Reference: 1161
Finland meter mark

Envelope franked with meter mark SUOMI *950 FINLAND AIRMAIL"; from Helsinki to Hull, 12 March 1945; Finnish censor cachet; opened and resealed by British censor "Opened by Examiner 6214"; red cds "HELSINKI-HELSINGFORS"; some wear to envelope

Reference: 1159
Portugal to GB 1941 censored

$1, 50c, 25c (SG 914, 918, 924) on plain envelope cancelled bridged d/r cds PORTO 3e SECTOR 15 March 1941, to Ware, Herts; sealed with censor's tape 'OPENED BY EXAMINER 3472"; sealed on reverse by anti-TB label

Reference: 1156
Portugal to GB 1941 censored

3 x $1 pictorial and 50c definitive cancelled with octagonal d/r CORREIO DE PORTO, Airmail 6 May 1941, to Ware, Herts; opened and resealed by censor with tape "Opened by Examiner 2355"

Reference: 1155
Spain to London 1955 resealed by Post Office

4 portrait stamps + 1 pictorial on registered cover, cancelled boxed d/r CERTIFICADO MURCIA 27 March 1944; label "Found opened or damaged and officially sealed"; endorsed with s/r cds LONDON EC 2 August 1955

Reference: 1154
Switzerland Ammannsegg 1940

5c small definitive with added charity label "INTERNEMENT SUISSE 1940", both cancelled CAMP MILITAIRE D"INTERNÉMENT SUISSE - AMMANNSEGG"; internment camp souvenir card

Reference: 1152
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