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Syria airmail surcharges 1924

Registered envelope franked with Syria Merson type Airmail issues, 4 values; cancelled d/r bridge cds DAMAS (Damascus) 25 December 1924; on reverse BAGDAD (spelt thus) d/r registered d/s; PORT SAID s/r bridged cds 5 Jan 25, CAIRO s/r bridged cds 5 Jan 25; stamps have a catalogue value of £70+ as used singles

Reference: 1211
Rethymno 1951

Airmail envelope franked on reverse with Greece 2600 drachma cancelled Rethmyne, 10 January 1951 & on front; opened by Postal Inspector for Currency Control & sealed with tape 'Control du Change' in French and Greek; tied with Greek h/s Heraklian

Reference: 1207

Russian Arms type 9 x 3 kopek + 3 x 1 kopek (30 kopek rate) on reverse of registered envelope cancelled Warsaw 1 April 1906 to Vienna; fine and spectacular

Reference: 1206

2 ½ d KGVI pale blue on (reused) envelope; 'Czech Army in England 1940' propaganda label; cancelled with Czech field post bilingual h/s; opened and resealed with label 'Czech independent brigade group chief welfare officer' h/s, to philatelic author Norman Hill, nice unusual usage

Reference: 1205

5 pictorials including the rectangular air stamp, on plain postal card, all cancelled Haapsalu/Eesti d/r cds 26 May 1920; faint red registration h/s with ms number 964; Danzig arrival bridged d/r cds 2 June 1920

Reference: 1204

5 x 25c airmail stamp on envelope cancelled Willemstad, 25 October 1942; circular 'Per Luchtpost/Par Avion'; m/s Air Mail Transatlantic; violet triangular censor h/s 2820; no clear b/s

Reference: 1203
Belgium 1920

Albert 'Tin hat' 10 x 2c + 5c King’s head (type II); including 3 x 2c marginal strip with h/s 'Depot 1920' in the margin, for a 25c rate; cancelled Brussels 4 September 1920; b/s Utrecht 6 September 1930 & cachet B14

Reference: 1202

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
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