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GB QV 1d pink embossed PS envelope cancelled with Oxford duplex 603; cancelled with hand-drawn picture of 'The Owl and the Pussycat' after the poem by Edward Lear; sent from Oxford locally on 10 May 1897, unusual and attractive

Reference: 1271

Letter sent during the GB postal strike, 10 Feb 1971; franked with France 0.50 Bequet, cancelled Le Havre slogan d/s; large 'Rowland Hill' Export Letter Service yellow label cancelled with red h/s 'By Export Letter Service Southampton' and tied with d/r cds 'The Great Post Office Strike' Jan 20

Reference: 1251

Letter sent during the GB postal strike, 15 Feb 1971; franked with France 0.50 Bequet, cancelled Calais; 15p red and 20p green 'Export Letter Service' labels; tied with boxed h/s 'Flown by Hovercraft, Ramsgate'; partial m/c b/s

Reference: 1250

VF RP postcard 'Italian War Demonstration, London May 27th 1915' also with placard 'Czechs Greet Italy and her Allies; Down with Austria'; on reverse a red patriotic label 'For the Independence of the Czech Nation'; cancelled by roller m/c d/s 16 June 1915; sent across London from Notting Hill to Holloway Road; a superb rare patriotic card of the period

Reference: 1245

2 Turkish stamps and Red Crescent charity tax label on plain envelope, airmail; d/r bridged cds Galata, Istanbul, 14 April 1945; large red h/s OAT (onward air transmission) in red oval; opened by French censor with Free French cachet endorsed in m/s; on reverse Galata 13.(? appears to be 12 or 21 reversed) 4.1945 & bilingual cds Damas 19.4.45; a striking censored cover of the period

Reference: 1222

Angers Philatelic Exhibition 1946 illustrated envelope franked with 1fr50 Cérès cancelled with special cachet: also with poster stamp for the exhibition cancelled in red 'transporté par Montgolfière + h/s "Montgolfière accidentée'

 

 

Reference: 1215

7th Philatelic Exhibition Mamers 24 April 1938, special illustrated card with (pre-cancelled) poster stamp added, franked with 30c Sower cancelled with the exhibition cds

Reference: 1214

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
Norway a beermat sent through the post 1960

'Frydenlund' beermat franked with 90 ore Norwegian stamp (SG 484) of King Olav V; cancelled with d/r cds Oslo, 31 August 1960; presumably sent through the post, to Aberdeen; certainly unusual

Reference: 1105
Austria National Insurance book

Small folded booklet "Landesverband Niederösterreich" with 14 June 1919 on front page; National Insurance monthly stamps applied and dated for the years 1926 to 1931; clean and well preserved, not often seen

Reference: 1032
National Trust Labels on Tintagel Card

PPC of Old Post Office, Tintagel, Cornwall franked with 4 fine National Trust 'stamps' 1p, 3p, 5p, 10p; cancelled by large s/r cds THE OLD POST OFFICE, TINTAGEL

Reference: 935
GB Fiscal Duty on Life Insurance 1910

Receipt for duty on a life insurance annuity, 31 January 1910 with imprinted red receipt stamp on full document from the Inland Revenue (Form No 9); form fully completed by solicitors

Reference: 964
Fiume Esperanto label and cachet 1957

1 din Yugoslavia allegory design, plus red and green 'primitive' label, rouletted, for Esperanto Congress; both cancelled with special d/s in green 9e INTERNACIA FERVOJISTA ESPERANTO KONGRESO RIJEKA 15.V.1957

Reference: 977
GB Postal Strike 1971 Budleigh-Salterton

Postal strike stamp inscribed 'Postage Paid 6d (2½p) cancelled with fine cds 'During the National Postal Strike - the post… Raleigh Stamp Postal Service 19 Feb 71', on a local letter in Budleigh Salterton; scarce 'stamp' slight faults to envelope

Reference: 829
Turkey to London 1945 censored

3 x 20k portrait issue + 1k pictorial and 2k compulsory tax stamp, cancelled Galata, Istanbul d/r bridged cds 11 February 1945(?) to London; boxed red 'NON CONTROLÉ(?) cachet; examined and resealed with British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 675'; bilingual b/s 19 2 45(?)

Reference: 878
Portugal to London 1896 with charity label

Portugal 50rs grey-blue cancelled double ring cds (slightly shaken) alongside decorative label '7th Centenary of St Antoine Festival, 12-30 June 1895'; from Oporto to London 15 May 1896; on reverse VF red London EC L AC hooded cds 17 May 1896

Reference: 876
Egypt leave certificate 1901

Leave of absence certificate for a military civilian helper ('Sirdar's typewriter') from 6 August to 6 October 1901; signed by Mudir of the Province, Cairo; some faults but rarely seen

Reference: 849
Austria to Finland

Costume issue 15g, 60g & 1s on commercial envelope from Vienna to Finland, 2 March 1951; cancelled Wien 101 roller d/s; opened by censor and sealed with plain tape; Austrian censor cachet Z1 252; b/s Noormarkku 25 March 1941; sealed with colourful Vienna Fair label

Reference: 787
GB postal strike 1971

Commercial use of postal strike carrier service; letter from Coventry to Chiswick, London on 2? February 1971 bearing private label of 'Loadrunner Transport Services Ltd, Coventry, Inland Post 2/-'; no b/s

Reference: 828
B.E.A Airletter Stamps

GB 2½ Coronation (SG 532) on long envelope with added British European Airways "stamps" 1/9d, 1/2d, 8d cancelled with boxed "Waterloo Air Terminal" 25 November 1943, to British European Airways, Birmingham. with small added h/s "To Be Posted on Arrival". m/s on reverse states "flown in by helicopter".

Reference: 614
Germany 1909 Zeppelin PPC with exhibition label

24 August 1909 5pfg Germania on fine PPC of the International Airship Exhibition Frankfurt 1909, with cameo portrait of Count von Z, to Vienna; scarce publicity label for 'Internationale Luftschiffahrt Austellung Frankfurt' on reverse of the card, fine Air Expo & Zeppelin item

Reference: 570
NORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABEL

Posthorn design 5 x 1, 5 x 2, 5 x 3 øre + 10 & 20 øre (total 60 øre) cancelled with Oslo slogan d/s to Liverpool 13 December 1951(?) with added Norway Red Cross label, no b/s; a spectacular franking

Reference: 510
GB LONDON STAMP EXHIBITION COMMEMORATIVE CARD WITH LABELS 1937

GB KGVI ½d deep green on illustrated envelope for the London Stamp Exhibition 'One Hundred Years of Postal Progress' 1837-1937, posted within London; with two added labels, '1937 all Empire Mails by Air', 'an Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat' & large blue label 'London Stamp Exhibition 16-20 October 1937', cancelled with the large violet cachet of the exhibition; a spectacular combination

Reference: 491
GB PHILATELIC CONGRESS 1951 + LABEL

2 x GB KGVI ½d orange cancelled with large cachet '33rd Philatelic Congress of Gt Britain Felixstowe 29 May 1951' & alongside a large 3d red publicity label for the Festival of Britain, to London; nice combination

Reference: 465
BULGARIA REGISTERED AIRMAIL ON PS ENVELOPE 1958

2 Bulgarian pictorials (SG 1036-7) uprating an illustrated 20stot PS envelope, cancelled by bi-lingual Sliven cds 26 December 1958 to Czechoslovakia; with registered label and airmail etiquette; on the reverse the flaps are sealed by 5 x 4stot propaganda labels, (could not trace these), imperf or rough perf, cancelled with the Sliven cds: the address part of the envelope has been cut away

Reference: 450
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