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1933 Tanganyika - 1933 envelope sent air mail to England with a 15c, 20c and 30c, correctly paying the 65c rate, cancelled  DODOMA 13 OC 1933. 1933 Tanganyika
1933 envelope sent air mail to England with a 15c, 20c and 30c, correctly paying the 65c rate, cancelled DODOMA 13 OC 1933.
£23.00
Reference: G3071

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1935 Grenada - 1935 envelope to England with a block of 4 Silver Jubilee ˝ds cancelled G.P.O. GRENADA 18 NO 35.  1935 Grenada
1935 envelope to England with a block of 4 Silver Jubilee ˝d's cancelled G.P.O. GRENADA 18 NO 35.
£25.00
Reference: G3070

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1935 British Guiana - 1935 registered cover to the USA with a pair of 6c cancelled REGISTRATION BRITISH GUIANA 18 JU 35. New York 7.1.35 and Silver Spring JUL 2 1935 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.  1935 British Guiana
1935 registered cover to the USA with a pair of 6c cancelled REGISTRATION BRITISH GUIANA 18 JU 35. New York 7.1.35 and Silver Spring JUL 2 1935 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.
£35.00
Reference: G3069

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1935 Newfoundland - 1935 cover to the USA with a Silver Jubilee 5c tied by a POST OFFICE SANDY POINT cancel. 1935 Newfoundland
1935 cover to the USA with a Silver Jubilee 5c tied by a POST OFFICE SANDY POINT cancel.
£33.00
Reference: G3068

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1960 Rhodesia & Nyasaland - 1960 cover sent air mail to England with a pairs of 6d and ˝d and a 2d, correctly paying the 1/3d air mail rate, tied by LILONGWE 13 JA 60 datestamps. An attractive and unusual franking to pay this 1/3d rate. 1960 Rhodesia & Nyasaland
1960 cover sent air mail to England with a pairs of 6d and ˝d and a 2d, correctly paying the 1/3d air mail rate, tied by LILONGWE 13 JA 60 datestamps. An attractive and unusual franking to pay this 1/3d rate.
£30.00
Reference: G3067

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1918 Iraq - 1918 censored envelope to Ramadi with a ˝ Anna by indistinct Dhibban cancel. On the back are F.P.O. 82 (Dhibban) and F.P.O. 316 (Ramadi) datestamps. Going to A member of the R.A.M.C. No. 12 Mobile X Ray Unit, the cover has been censored with a “Passed Censor D” h/s.  An unusual cover to a mobile X ray unit!1918 Iraq
1918 censored envelope to Ramadi with a ˝ Anna by indistinct Dhibban cancel. On the back are F.P.O. 82 (Dhibban) and F.P.O. 316 (Ramadi) datestamps. Going to A member of the R.A.M.C. No. 12 Mobile X Ray Unit, the cover has been censored with a “Passed Censor 'D'” h/s. An unusual cover to a mobile X ray unit!
£38.00
Reference: G3041

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1880 Cape of Good Hope -  1880 cover to Cape Town with a right marginal 4d surcharged THREE PENCE with the obliterating bar extending into the margin, tied by a triangular cancel and a WELLINGTON STATION 25 FE 80 datestamp. A Cape Town receiving cancel is on the back. A scarce and attractive single franking of this adhesive.  1880 Cape of Good Hope
1880 cover to Cape Town with a right marginal 4d surcharged 'THREE PENCE' with the obliterating bar extending into the margin, tied by a triangular cancel and a WELLINGTON STATION 25 FE 80 datestamp. A Cape Town receiving cancel is on the back. A scarce and attractive single franking of this adhesive.
£190.00
Reference: A3473

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1929 Brunei - 1929 cover to the U.S.A. with a 3c, 4c and 5c tied by violet BELAIT 21 MAR 1929 cancels. Brunei 27 MAR and Singapore 1 AP 29 transit datestamps are on the back of the cover. 1929 Brunei
1929 cover to the U.S.A. with a 3c, 4c and 5c tied by violet BELAIT 21 MAR 1929 cancels. Brunei 27 MAR and Singapore 1 AP 29 transit datestamps are on the back of the cover.
£390.00
Reference: K3472

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1921 South West Africa - 1921 1d postal card to Windhuk cancelled OTJIVERO AUG 15 1921. (Putzel B1) This post office was on Farm 202 in the Windhoek district. The name comes from the Herero word for Mountain Pass. A scarce and seldom seen canceller.1921 South West Africa
1921 1d postal card to Windhuk cancelled OTJIVERO AUG 15 1921. (Putzel B1) This post office was on Farm 202 in the Windhoek district. The name comes from the Herero word for 'Mountain Pass'. A scarce and seldom seen canceller.
£195.00
Reference: K3471

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1870 France Ballon Monte Mourning cover - 1870 Ballon Monté mourning cover to Belgium, then forwarded to Luxembourg, with a 10c and 20c tied by dotted star 29 cancels with a PARIS 17 OCT 70 datestamp beneath. This cover was carried on the Victor Hugo, the 15th flight that left the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, at 11.45 a.m. on October 18 1870. It landed at Coeuvres, 82 km away at 5.30 p.m. The cover arrived in Brussels on 23rd October. Mourning covers carried on Ballon Montés are rare, and going out of the country it is possible this is the only one recorded.1870 France Ballon Monte Mourning cover
1870 Ballon Monté mourning cover to Belgium, then forwarded to Luxembourg, with a 10c and 20c tied by dotted star '29' cancels with a PARIS 17 OCT 70 datestamp beneath. This cover was carried on the Victor Hugo, the 15th flight that left the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, at 11.45 a.m. on October 18 1870. It landed at Coeuvres, 82 km away at 5.30 p.m. The cover arrived in Brussels on 23rd October. Mourning covers carried on Ballon Montés are rare, and going out of the country it is possible this is the only one recorded.
£975.00
Reference: G2959

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c1840 Great Britain - c1840 Valentine Universal Brotherhood envelope with scrolled inscriptions “ARBITRATION FOR WAR / UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD / FREEDOM OF COMMERCE.” Very fine unused condition. c1840 Great Britain
c1840 Valentine 'Universal Brotherhood' envelope with scrolled inscriptions “ARBITRATION FOR WAR / UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD / FREEDOM OF COMMERCE.” Very fine unused condition.
£115.00
Reference: A3466

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c1840 Great Britain -  c1840 Valentine Peace Envelope depicting Peace receiving representatives from various races with a scrolled inscription “ NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE.” Very fine condition.c1840 Great Britain
c1840 Valentine 'Peace Envelope' depicting 'Peace' receiving representatives from various races with a scrolled inscription “ NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE.” Very fine condition.
£115.00
Reference: A3467

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1900 Cape of Good Hope - 1900 cover to Switzerland with a 2˝d tied by a barred 158 numeral canceller with a ROBBEN ISLAND DE 3 00 datestamp alongside. A Bern 22 XII 00 receiving strike is on the back.   1900 Cape of Good Hope
1900 cover to Switzerland with a 2˝d tied by a barred '158' numeral canceller with a ROBBEN ISLAND DE 3 00 datestamp alongside. A Bern 22 XII 00 receiving strike is on the back.
£80.00
Reference: K3474

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1912 South Africa / Transvaal - 1912 picture post card (of Madeira) to London with a Transvaal 1d cancelled UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA OCEAN POST 4  20 JUL 12. This was carried on the Walmer Castle. 1912 South Africa / Transvaal
1912 picture post card (of Madeira) to London with a Transvaal 1d cancelled UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA OCEAN POST '4' 20 JUL 12. This was carried on the Walmer Castle.
£25.00
Reference: A3473

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1925 Turks & Caicos Islands - 1925 cover to the U.S.A. with a ˝d cancelled DE 17 25 paying the unsealed letter rate. Uncommon. 1925 Turks & Caicos Islands
1925 cover to the U.S.A. with a ˝d cancelled DE 17 25 paying the unsealed letter rate. Uncommon.
£40.00
Reference: K3472

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1901 India / China - 1901 1 Anna C. E. F. postal stationary card sent registered to Germany with a 4 Anna olive-green overprinted C. E. F. added, cancelled BASE OFFICE B 19 FEB 01. A boxed Base Office registration h/s and Hamburg 6.4.01 arrival cancels are also on the front of the card. Small faults to the card including small tears at top and base, but a rare registered postal card.1901 India / China
1901 1 Anna C. E. F. postal stationary card sent registered to Germany with a 4 Anna olive-green overprinted C. E. F. added, cancelled BASE OFFICE 'B' 19 FEB 01. A boxed Base Office registration h/s and Hamburg 6.4.01 arrival cancels are also on the front of the card. Small faults to the card including small tears at top and base, but a rare registered postal card.
£525.00
Reference: A3471

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1897 Mail Robbery - 1897 2c envelope to Cincinnati from Howell, Michigan, that was in a mail robbery on March 18th. A five line violet cachet This letter was in a pouch, stolen / and rifled at Delray Junction Thurs- / day night, March 18th 97. /  E. PARSELL, P. O. INSPECTOR. Delray Junction is on the south west side of Detroit, Michigan. A rare cover from this incident, only the second I have seen. 
1897 Mail Robbery
1897 2c envelope to Cincinnati from Howell, Michigan, that was in a mail robbery on March 18th. A five line violet cachet 'This letter was in a pouch, stolen / and rifled at Delray Junction Thurs- / day night, March 18th '97. / E. PARSELL, P. O. INSPECTOR.' Delray Junction is on the south west side of Detroit, Michigan. A rare cover from this incident, only the second I have seen.
£490.00
Reference: A3469

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1910 South Australia - 1910 envelope registered to the U.S.A. with a ˝d and 2d and a 3d POSTAGE correctly paying the 5˝d rate, all cancelled by squared circle WILMINGTON DE 5 10 datestamps. San Francisco JAN 6 1911 and Rochester JAN 11 1911 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. A most appealing item.  1910 South Australia
1910 envelope registered to the U.S.A. with a ˝d and 2d and a '3d 'POSTAGE' correctly paying the 5˝d rate, all cancelled by squared circle WILMINGTON DE 5 10 datestamps. San Francisco JAN 6 1911 and Rochester JAN 11 1911 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. A most appealing item.
£250.00
Reference: A3470

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1940 Eros shipwreck - The steamship ‘Eros’ sailed from Montreal, Canada, on 30th May 1940. On the 7th June she was torpedoed by a German submarine, U-48, off the north west coast of Ireland. The ‘Eros’ was beached and the mail that was in the hold was washed ashore and salvaged. A ‘SALVED FROM THE SEA’ or ‘Recovered from the sea’ cachet was applied to recovered mail. This letter from Toronto to London has a SALVED FROM THE SEA cachet that was applied in Liverpool.1940 'Eros' shipwreck
The steamship ‘Eros’ sailed from Montreal, Canada, on 30th May 1940. On the 7th June she was torpedoed by a German submarine, U-48, off the north west coast of Ireland. The ‘Eros’ was beached and the mail that was in the hold was washed ashore and salvaged. A ‘SALVED FROM THE SEA’ or ‘Recovered from the sea’ cachet was applied to recovered mail. This letter from Toronto to London has a 'SALVED FROM THE SEA' cachet that was applied in Liverpool.
£85.00
Reference: A3468

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1934 Nauru - 1934 registered cover to Melbourne, Australia, with three 1˝ds cancelled NAURU 3 JY 34. Mlbourne 31 JY 34 arrival cancels are on the back.  1934 Nauru
1934 registered cover to Melbourne, Australia, with three 1˝d's cancelled NAURU 3 JY 34. Mlbourne 31 JY 34 arrival cancels are on the back.
£90.00
Reference: K3467

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