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1846 Cape of Good Hope - WAR OF THE AXE.  An 1846 folded Commandobrief letter to Worcester written by a Boer soldier, R van der Merwe. A TO PAY handstamp is on the front of the letter and rated at 6d. The letter, written in Dutch, has an English translation and is highly informative of the insurrection and events going on relating to the war. The War of the Axe, also known as the 7th Kaffir or Frontier War or the Amatola War, and the event that actually ignited the war was a trivial dispute over a raid. A Khoi escort was transporting a manacled Xhosa thief to Grahamstown to be tried for stealing an axe, when Xhosa raiders attacked and killed the Khoi escort. The Xhosa refused to surrender the murderer and war broke out in March 1846. A British column sent to confront the Ngqika chief, Mgolombane Sandile, was temporarily delayed at the Amatola Mountains and the attacking Xhosa were able to capture the centre of the three mile long wagon train which was not being defended, carrying away the British officers supply of wine and other supplies. Then on 28 May, a force of 8,000 Xhosa attacked the last remaining British garrison, at Fort Peddie, but fell back after a long shootout with British and Fengu troops. Through desperation General Somerset, the commander of the British troops called in the assistance of the local Burgher Forces. The war continued until Sandile was captured during negotiations and sent to Grahamstown. Although Sandile was soon released, the other chiefs gradually stopped fighting, and by the end of 1847 the Xhosa had been completely subdued after 21 months of fighting. This letter was written by a member of the Burgher force that went to the aid of the British troops. A very important letter with historical information and a first hand account of the war.  1846 Cape of Good Hope
WAR OF THE AXE. An 1846 folded 'Commandobrief' letter to Worcester written by a Boer soldier, R van der Merwe. A 'TO PAY' handstamp is on the front of the letter and rated at 6d. The letter, written in Dutch, has an English translation and is highly informative of the insurrection and events going on relating to the war. The War of the Axe, also known as the 7th Kaffir or Frontier War or the Amatola War, and the event that actually ignited the war was a trivial dispute over a raid. A Khoi escort was transporting a manacled Xhosa thief to Grahamstown to be tried for stealing an axe, when Xhosa raiders attacked and killed the Khoi escort. The Xhosa refused to surrender the murderer and war broke out in March 1846. A British column sent to confront the Ngqika chief, Mgolombane Sandile, was temporarily delayed at the Amatola Mountains and the attacking Xhosa were able to capture the centre of the three mile long wagon train which was not being defended, carrying away the British officer's supply of wine and other supplies. Then on 28 May, a force of 8,000 Xhosa attacked the last remaining British garrison, at Fort Peddie, but fell back after a long shootout with British and Fengu troops. Through desperation General Somerset, the commander of the British troops called in the assistance of the local Burgher Forces. The war continued until Sandile was captured during negotiations and sent to Grahamstown. Although Sandile was soon released, the other chiefs gradually stopped fighting, and by the end of 1847 the Xhosa had been completely subdued after 21 months of fighting. This letter was written by a member of the Burgher force that went to the aid of the British troops. A very important letter with historical information and a first hand account of the war.
£1750.00
Reference: K3335

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1913 Cayman Islands -  1913 registered envelope to Germany with a 2d and 3d cancelled GEORGETOWN NO 11 13. A Grand Cayman registration label is on the front of the cover, on the back is a London 3 DE and Coln 4.12.13 transit and arrival c.d.s.  1913 Cayman Islands
1913 registered envelope to Germany with a 2d and 3d cancelled GEORGETOWN NO 11 13. A Grand Cayman registration label is on the front of the cover, on the back is a London 3 DE and Coln 4.12.13 transit and arrival c.d.s.
£195.00
Reference: K3332

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1931 Rhodesia - 1931 Registered letter receipt cancelled PARCELS, BULAWAYO, 4 JUL 1931. Uncommon. 1931 Rhodesia
1931 Registered letter receipt cancelled PARCELS, BULAWAYO, 4 JUL 1931. Uncommon.
£38.00
Reference: K3333

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1947 Rhodesia - 1947 Registered letter receipt cancelled UMTALI 3 APR 1947. Uncommon. 1947 Rhodesia
1947 Registered letter receipt cancelled UMTALI 3 APR 1947. Uncommon.
£38.00
Reference: K3334

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1952 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1952 from the Seventh-day Adventists, Abemama, to the C.P.U. Mission at Suva, Fiji,  with a 3d cancelled POST OFFICE ABEMAMA JA 18 52. Abemama is an atoll 94 miles south east of Tarawa The Adventist mission headquarters for Kiribati, formerly the Gilbert Islands, have been located on Abemama since the late 1940s. 1952 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1952 from the Seventh-day Adventists, Abemama, to the C.P.U. Mission at Suva, Fiji, with a 3d cancelled POST OFFICE ABEMAMA JA 18 52. Abemama is an atoll 94 miles south east of Tarawa The Adventist mission headquarters for Kiribati, formerly the Gilbert Islands, have been located on Abemama since the late 1940s.
£55.00
Reference: K3331

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1906 Tonga - 1906 post card to Austria with a d and 2d cancelled VAVAU FE 7 06. (Year above date) A part Vancouver transit cancel is on the back. 1906 Tonga - 1906 post card to Austria with a d and 2d cancelled VAVAU FE 7 06. (Year above date) A part Vancouver transit cancel is on the back. 1906 Tonga
1906 post card to Austria with a d and 2d cancelled VAVAU FE 7 06. (Year above date) A part Vancouver transit cancel is on the back.
£175.00
Reference: K3330

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1928 Seychelles - 1928 size F 20c registered letter to Germany with a 20c added, cancelled VICTORIA DE 26 28. A Berlin 20.1.29. arrival cancel is on the back. 1928 Seychelles
1928 size 'F' 20c registered letter to Germany with a 20c added, cancelled VICTORIA DE 26 28. A Berlin 20.1.29. arrival cancel is on the back.
£150.00
Reference: K3329

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1915 Falkland Islands -  1915 post card to Dorset that has had a G.B. 1d stamp added on arrival and cancelled LONDON MAR 23 15. A PASSED CENSOR / H.M.S. KENT handstamp is on the front of the card. After the Battle of the Falklands on 8 December 1914, the Kent, along with the cruisers Glasgow and Orama, went in search of the German S.M.S. Dresden, the only German Cruiser that was not sunk at the Battle of the Falklands. This card, written on 16 February 1915 was when the Kent was in the Tierra del Fuego area searching for the Dresden, which they found on 8 March and sank on 14 March. .   1915 Falkland Islands
1915 post card to Dorset that has had a G.B. 1d stamp added on arrival and cancelled LONDON MAR 23 15. A 'PASSED CENSOR / H.M.S. KENT' handstamp is on the front of the card. After the Battle of the Falklands on 8 December 1914, the Kent, along with the cruisers Glasgow and Orama, went in search of the German S.M.S. Dresden, the only German Cruiser that was not sunk at the Battle of the Falklands. This card, written on 16 February 1915 was when the Kent was in the Tierra del Fuego area searching for the Dresden, which they found on 8 March and sank on 14 March. .
£275.00
Reference: K3328

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1935 St Kitts -  1935 registered envelope to Barbados with a 1d, 1d and 2d cancelled ST. KITTS 6 MY 35. Barbados MY 25 35 arrival cancels are on the back of the cover.   1935 St Kitts
1935 registered envelope to Barbados with a 1d, 1d and 2d cancelled ST. KITTS 6 MY 35. Barbados MY 25 35 arrival cancels are on the back of the cover.
£60.00
Reference: K3327

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1904 Bermuda - 1904 double rate envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2d cancelled FLATTS MR 8 1904. A Camden N.J. MAR 12 1904 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.  1904 Bermuda
1904 double rate envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2d cancelled FLATTS MR 8 1904. A Camden N.J. MAR 12 1904 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
£70.00
Reference: K3326

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1939 India - 1939 censored cover sent air mail to Batavia, Java, with a 3As 6ps and pair of 3As cancelled CALCUTTA 2 SEP 39. This was the day after war was declared. A 19 PASSED FOR TRANSMISSION censor cachet in violet is on the cover. An exceptionally early use of this censor cachet. 1939 India
1939 censored cover sent air mail to Batavia, Java, with a 3As 6ps and pair of 3As cancelled CALCUTTA 2 SEP 39. This was the day after war was declared. A '19' PASSED FOR TRANSMISSION censor cachet in violet is on the cover. An exceptionally early use of this censor cachet.
£125.00
Reference: K3325

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1861 Malta - 1861 outer wrapper to Messina, Italy, with a 6d tied by a MALTA OC 18 61 A25 duplex canceller. Across the top is n INSUFFICIENTLY PAID handstamp and various tax markings have been written in ink. A Messina 21.10.61. arrival cancel is on the back. A scarce Insufficiently Paid handstamp.  1861 Malta
1861 outer wrapper to Messina, Italy, with a 6d tied by a MALTA OC 18 61 'A25' duplex canceller. Across the top is n 'INSUFFICIENTLY PAID' handstamp and various tax markings have been written in ink. A Messina 21.10.61. arrival cancel is on the back. A scarce Insufficiently Paid handstamp.
£425.00
Reference: K3324

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1917 Tanganyika - 1917 censored picture post card (Tobacco Field) to India, endorsed On Active Service cancelled  F.P.O. No. 349  9 JUN 17. A blue boxed PASSED BY /POSTAL CENSOR / DAR ES SALAM is on the card with Indian transit and arrival cancels. F.P.O. 349 was at Dodoma from January 1917 to January 1919. 1917 Tanganyika
1917 censored picture post card (Tobacco Field) to India, endorsed 'On Active Service' cancelled F.P.O. No. 349 9 JUN 17. A blue boxed 'PASSED BY /POSTAL CENSOR / DAR ES SALAM' is on the card with Indian transit and arrival cancels. F.P.O. 349 was at Dodoma from January 1917 to January 1919.
£55.00
Reference: G2953

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1916 Tanganyika - 1916 censored picture post card to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, cancelled F.P.O. No. 304  26 OC 16.   A violet boxed PASSED BY / POSTAL CENSOR / TANGA is also on the card. F.P.O. 304 was at Tanga from 25 July 1916 to 31 May 1917. 1916 Tanganyika
1916 censored picture post card to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, cancelled F.P.O. No. 304 26 OC 16. A violet boxed 'PASSED BY / POSTAL CENSOR / TANGA' is also on the card. F.P.O. 304 was at Tanga from 25 July 1916 to 31 May 1917.
£55.00
Reference: G2952

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1916 Tanganyika - 1916 picture post card to Sheffield, England, endorsed On Active Service cancelled F.P.O. No. 307  17 AP 16. An I.E.F. B - F.P.O. No. 307 / POSTAGE FREE two line handstamp is also on the card. F.P.O. 307 was at MTUA / KAHE in the Moshi District at that time, having moved from Mombasa in Kenya a few weeks earlier. 1916 Tanganyika
1916 picture post card to Sheffield, England, endorsed 'On Active Service' cancelled F.P.O. No. 307 17 AP 16. An I.E.F. B - F.P.O. No. 307 / POSTAGE FREE two line handstamp is also on the card. F.P.O. 307 was at MTUA / KAHE in the Moshi District at that time, having moved from Mombasa in Kenya a few weeks earlier.
£55.00
Reference: G2951

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1918 Tanganyika -  1918 picture post card (S.M.S. Bussard) to Scotland cancelled F.P.O. No. 350  23 MAR 18. This F.P.O. was at LINDI at that time. Few creases at top of the card. 1918 Tanganyika
1918 picture post card (S.M.S. Bussard) to Scotland cancelled F.P.O. No. 350 23 MAR 18. This F.P.O. was at LINDI at that time. Few creases at top of the card.
£45.00
Reference: G2950

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1862 Mauritius - 1862 envelope to France with a 4d tied by a barred B53 canceller with a MAURITIUS AP 6 62 datestamp on the back. On the front is a red INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID handstamp and a manuscript 18. A Bordeaux 3 MAI 62 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A scarce Insufficiently Prepaid cover. 1862 Mauritius
1862 envelope to France with a 4d tied by a barred 'B53' canceller with a MAURITIUS AP 6 62 datestamp on the back. On the front is a red INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID handstamp and a manuscript '18'. A Bordeaux 3 MAI 62 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A scarce Insufficiently Prepaid cover.
£575.00
Reference: K3323

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1860 Victoria - 1860 folded letter to Geelong with two 2d brown lilac, rouletted 5  6 (S.G. 69) and a 4d all tied by barred 1 numeral cancels. Melbourne and Geelong JY 21 60 datestamps are on the back. Perry 2006 certificate.   1860 Victoria
1860 folded letter to Geelong with two 2d brown lilac, rouletted 5 6 (S.G. 69) and a 4d all tied by barred '1' numeral cancels. Melbourne and Geelong JY 21 60 datestamps are on the back. Perry 2006 certificate.
£100.00
Reference: K3322

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1860 Victoria - 1860 envelope to London, endorsed Per R.M. Steamer Northam with a 4d rose pink and 1d green pair  (S.G. 87 & 84a) cancelled by barred numeral 2 cancels of GEELONG with a backstamp dated MA 17 60. Backflap missing otherwise fine. Perry 2006 certificate.  1860 Victoria
1860 envelope to London, endorsed 'Per R.M. Steamer Northam' with a 4d rose pink and 1d green pair (S.G. 87 & 84a) cancelled by barred numeral '2' cancels of GEELONG with a backstamp dated MA 17 60. Backflap missing otherwise fine. Perry 2006 certificate.
£100.00
Reference: K3321

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1936 Morocco Agencies - 1936 registered air mail cover to London from Fez, with a pair of 1 Franc on 10d cancelled REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE FEZ 21 NO 36 and a 1/- cancelled REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. TANGIER 22 NOV 36. The cover had to have the French stamps to pay the registration fee, but as the prepayment of  the 1/-  airmail was not accepted in the French zone, which required payment in Francs as well, the cover had to be routed via Tangier, where the 1/- was cancelled a day later. An interesting and unusual cover.  1936 Morocco Agencies
1936 registered air mail cover to London from Fez, with a pair of 1 Franc on 10d cancelled REGISTERED BRITISH POST OFFICE FEZ 21 NO 36 and a 1/- cancelled REGISTERED BRITISH P.O. TANGIER 22 NOV 36. The cover had to have the French stamps to pay the registration fee, but as the prepayment of the 1/- airmail was not accepted in the French zone, which required payment in Francs as well, the cover had to be routed via Tangier, where the 1/- was cancelled a day later. An interesting and unusual cover.
£85.00
Reference: K3320

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