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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
GB Meter mark and Slogan 1986

d/r cds Worcester 17 Meter mark and slogan to Droitwich 14 May 1986, with red slogan 'Look After Yourself – Quit Smoking' plus large boxed red h/s "Franking Me with an Incorrect Date has made it Appear that I have Arrived Late, date posted 15 May"; no b/s, unusual

Reference: 944
India Registered Airmail with Meter Mark

Registered Airmail franked with 02.45 rupees meter mark plus 5p and 10p definitives to make a 2.60 rate; cancelled with unclear s/r cds; from Calcutta to St Helier, Jersey on 28 April 1972; endorsed 'Enclosing Documents'; on reverse fine Calcutta Bank seal

Reference: 813
GB UPU COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE WITH METER MARK 1950

Illustrated 75th Anniversary of UPU 1874-1949 Envelope, franked with a London WC2 2½d Meter Mark 23 May 1950, to Cairo, with Egyptian inspector's mark (Censor?; unusual combination

Reference: 432
CZECHOSLOVAKIA METER MARK 1948

Praha 1 star-shaped meter mark on envelope with bilingual Airmail etiquette, to St Louis USA 9 April 1948: on reverse a neat grey-blue 'Sokol' publicity label XI 1948 sealing the flap

Reference: 313
CZECHOSLOVAKIA METER MARK 1928

Official Bank envelope franked with Francotyp machine type 1, 30 October 1928, from Prague to Portrush, Ireland; a fine clear example of this earler mark, no backstamp (ex CWE Coles collection)

Reference: 312
MEXICO REGISTERED WINDOW ENVELOPE WITH METER MARK

a commercial window envelope franked with a meter mark 042c Mexico DF, registered, with etiquette, marked in handstamp 'Spanish Correspondence' to USA; with US Censor's sealing strip, sealed front & back with a circular violet 'Examined' cachet: and on reverse 2 large red registration seals, cancelled with large circular cachets; US arrival d/s at Saint Louis Mo & Fort Wayne, Ind, having been forwarded; a spectacular combination

Reference: 262
GB - DEVON: 1961 PHILATELIC COVER WITH LUNDY MILLENARY ISSUE.

1961 cover with an ILFRACOMBE DEVON 3d paid meter mark dated 28.VIII.61 and the Lundy Millenary Issue cancelled by LUNDY MILLENARY 30.AUG.61

Reference: 220H
LIECHTENSTEIN: 1934 COVER TO BRITISH GUIANA WITH HASLAR METER MARK.

1934 cover to Georgetown with a 00.30 VADUZ Haslar type 2 meter mark dated 22.VI.34. (ex C W E Coles collection). Some surface age marks but a scarce destination from this country of origin!

Reference: 201H
FRANCE: 1963 UNDERPAID AIRMAIL COVER TO MALAYA.

1963 airmail cover to Kuala Lumpur with a MARSEILLE shipping line meter mark dated 17.12.63. On the reverse there is a SG D17a and SG D21a Malayan Postal Union postage due stamps cancelled by a poor KUALA LUMPUR postmark dated 23.DEC.1963. Roughly opened!

Reference: 184H
Switzerland

Official Bank envelope franked with meter mark in red, Zurich local use, 26 September 1924, stated to be Haslar Machine with curved Licence No (Helvetia P 10 P 243): fine clear strikes,very scarce at this date, (ex C.W.E.Coles collection).

Reference: 109
SWEDEN

Envelope franked with meter mark in red, Stockholm to London 18 December 1926, stated to be Universal Midget Model, Type 1, small frank (25 ore): sent to Universl Postal Frankers Ltd. clear strikes,very scarce at this date, (ex C.W.E.Coles collection). light age wear to corners of envelope.

Reference: 108