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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

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

Airmail envelope franked with KGVI Coronation issue 30c x 5, 20c x 5 and (on reverse) 5c x 5 ; from Mbale, Uganda to Elmenteita, Kenya 12 May 1937; FDC

Reference: 1201

KGVI 2as 6p, 6as, 2 Rs on airmail envelope cancelled Coonoor 25 October 1940; endorsed in m/s 'via Hong Kong - U.S.A. - England'; boxed h/s "Not Opened by Censor"; b/s Gloucester slogan ds 9 December 1940 and Victoria (Hong Kong?) 6 November ’40, forwarded to London; also on reverse blue boxed h/s 15

Reference: 1200

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

KGVI 2/- and 10/- on airmail envelope lightly cancelled GRENADA 26 September 1942, to Sussex; wartime airmail, uncensored; small faults to envelope and front only but a good franking

Reference: 1181
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
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
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
Panama first flight to New York 1929

2c PS envelope with added 25c airmail with aeroplane h/s (similar to French ones of 1927) cancelled AGENCIA POSTAL PANAMA 8 February 1929; to New York; VF circular violet cachet "Agencia Postal Panama R.De P. PRIMER CORREO AEREO INTERNACIONAL" & h/s "PANAMERICAN AIRWAYS Inc PRIMER VUELO", a good combination

Reference: 1146
Persia registered airmail censored 1945

Registered air mail with violet h/s TEHERAN R No. 13702; d/r circular cachet 'Anglo-Soviet-Persian Censorship' plus a faint similar mark in Cyrillic; small violet circular registration (?) cachet 16; with 3 definitive stamps on reverse; faults to envelope

Reference: 1145
Nigeria registered airmail 1950

KGVI 20 x ½d, 2 x 1/d, 1/- on 3d registered envelope; by airmail, cancelled with oval registered d/s MAIDUGUN, NIGERIA (also on reverse) 16 August 1950 & s/r cds KANO; blue-green GB Customs Inspector's cachet; a striking 2/3d rate

Reference: 1136
GB Telegram 1942 censored

Cable & Wireless illustrated cablegram "Via Imperial"; red h/s "EBM6909" and violet h/s CGA; from Birmingham to Bardford, Warwicks 22 July 1942; with crown "Passed by Censor" cachet; colourful and spectacular.
(Sorry no picture. the system keep showing the wrong one - it keeps printing the wrong file and I cannot unscramble the error - this belongs to S1120. A scan can be sent separately)

Reference: 1119
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
GB to USA Not Found 1952

2 x KGVI 8d cancelled with VF s/r cds St John¢s Wood B.D. NW 8 code D 29 January 1952, registered air mail; violet h/s 'CANNOT BE FOUND' 'DIRECTORY SERVICE GIVEN SOUTH CENTRAL STN' with pointing finger cachet & boxed 'Return to Sender'; red ink m/s 'Letter only'; Chicago and New York b/s 2-5 Feb & St John¢s Wood day of sending; a nice combination

Reference: 1117
GB from Base Army to London 1943

6 x KGVI 3d + 2 x 1d all cancelled BASE ARMY POST OFFICE 4 (then in Egypt) airmail; sealed with censor¢s tape "Opened by Censor PC22" in red; tied by small diamond cachet 8 (front and back); 1/8d rate

Reference: 1116
GB to French Zone of Germany 1948

GB KGVI 6d on envelope to Landau, French Zone of Germany; cancelled Enfield m/c d/s 27 July 1948; destination partially blacked out and m/s "2/8 return" & violet h/s 'Zurüch' added; with typed note 'Wenn unbestellbar, bitte zurück an umsthende Adresse' ('if address unknown please contact the address overleaf'); on reverse small label 'décédé'

Reference: 1115
France stamp subscription form 1955

Carte d'Abonnement subscription for new French postage stamp issues for a Dr G. Veaux, Bordeaux, 26 December 1955; franked inside with 500fr airmail (SG 1196); numerous postal datestamps inside and on page 4; not often seen

Reference: 1103
USA WW2 double censor to GB 1943

3c Victory + 30c Airmail cancelled Boston Red Cross slogan d/s 22 March 1943; readdressed New York City, then Hexham, then Cambridge; censored twice with 'Opened by Examiner 5646' and 'Examined by 7676',tape of two different types

Reference: 1101
Greece Currency Inspection 1936 to French Morocco

On front 7d pictorial and on reverse 8d pictorial + 2 x 50 lepta on 20 lepta; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Peireus (Athens) 7 November 1938, to French Morocco; red crayon "Surtaxe insufficante" (endorsed by signature); opened and resealed by currency control authorities; tied by large cachet; b/s m/c d/s CASABLANCA 10 Nov 1938

Reference: 1064
Panama

Panama 2c airmail envelope to New York, 8 February 1929, uprated with 25c on 10c airmail surcharged stamp, cancelled Panama duplex 3; VF circular 'Agencia Postal Panama, Primer Correo Aereo Intenacional' and h/s 'Pan American Airways inc, Primer Vuelo', both in violet; no b/s

Reference: 1021
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