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1920 South West Africa / South Africa - 1920 parcel piece to Cape Town, that would have contained diamonds, that has a block of six 10/-, an irregular block of three 5/- and a pair of 1/-, paying a 3-17-00 rate, the stamps cancelled LUDERITZBUCHT 20 JAN 20. The parcel was then forwarded on to a bank in Johannesburg, and a vertical strip of three 1, a 10/-, a 5/- and a pair of 1/- were affixed, again paying the 3-17-00 rate, cancelled CAPE TOWN 26 JA 20. A remarkable item and one of the few surviving diamond parcel pieces in existence.  1920 South West Africa / South Africa
1920 parcel piece to Cape Town, that would have contained diamonds, that has a block of six 10/-, an irregular block of three 5/- and a pair of 1/-, paying a 3-17-00 rate, the stamps cancelled LUDERITZBUCHT 20 JAN 20. The parcel was then forwarded on to a bank in Johannesburg, and a vertical strip of three 1, a 10/-, a 5/- and a pair of 1/- were affixed, again paying the 3-17-00 rate, cancelled CAPE TOWN 26 JA 20. A remarkable item and one of the few surviving diamond parcel pieces in existence.
£5500.00
Reference: K3336

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1917 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force - 1917 censored On Active Service cover to Umtali, Rhodesia, with a poor strike of F.P.O. 3 20 JUN 17. The 3 is clear. An Umtali 28 JUL 17 arrival cancel is on the back. Between November 1916 and early 1918 F.P.O. 3 was at Tandala. The cover has been censored at the lower left. 1917 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force
1917 censored 'On Active Service' cover to Umtali, Rhodesia, with a poor strike of F.P.O. '3' 20 JUN 17. The '3' is clear. An Umtali 28 JUL 17 arrival cancel is on the back. Between November 1916 and early 1918 F.P.O. 3 was at Tandala. The cover has been censored at the lower left.
£300.00
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1918 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force - 1918 censored On Active Service cover to London with a poor strike of F.P.O. 8 25 MAR 18, the 8 being impressed only. Censored in the lower left corner by Lt. Col. Stevens, 4/1 K.A.R. (Kings African Rifles) this bears out the 8 in the datestamp as this F.P.O. was in the Mbamba Bay area in early 1918 and the Kings African Rifles were in that area as well. 1918 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force
1918 censored 'On Active Service' cover to London with a poor strike of F.P.O. '8' 25 MAR 18, the '8' being impressed only. Censored in the lower left corner by Lt. Col. Stevens, 4/1 K.A.R. (Kings African Rifles) this bears out the '8' in the datestamp as this F.P.O. was in the Mbamba Bay area in early 1918 and the Kings African Rifles were in that area as well.
£250.00
Reference: G2957

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1916 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force - 1916 censored cover to Portugal endorsed On Active Service with a manuscript July 4th 1916, that has a violet boxed POSTAGE FREE / BASE 6. N. RHODESIA / PASSED BY CENSOR cachet, and a censor label applied in London. A Lisbon 16.9.16 arrival cancel is on the back. Lieutenant Vaughan, the writer, was in the Kings African Rifles and was killed in action on 4 May 1918. In July 1916 this censor cachet was with B Company, British South Africa Police in Lt.  Col. Murrays No. 1 Column at NEW LANGENBUG.1916 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force
1916 censored cover to Portugal endorsed 'On Active Service' with a manuscript 'July 4th 1916', that has a violet boxed 'POSTAGE FREE / BASE 6. N. RHODESIA / PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet, and a censor label applied in London. A Lisbon 16.9.16 arrival cancel is on the back. Lieutenant Vaughan, the writer, was in the Kings African Rifles and was killed in action on 4 May 1918. In July 1916 this censor cachet was with B Company, British South Africa Police in Lt. Col. Murray's No. 1 Column at NEW LANGENBUG.
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1915 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force - 1915 Nyasaland KE VII 1d envelope to Zomba written by an Askari, cancelled by a squared circle NYASALAND F F  (?) NO 15 canceller. (Proud D1) On the back of the cover is a Zomba 17.11.15 arrival cancel and a manuscript Censor, CCS across the flap. A rare cover written by a native Askari in the Nyasaland Field Force.  1915 Tanganyika / Nyasaland Field Force
1915 Nyasaland KE VII 1d envelope to Zomba written by an Askari, cancelled by a squared circle NYASALAND F F (?) NO 15 canceller. (Proud D1) On the back of the cover is a Zomba 17.11.15 arrival cancel and a manuscript 'Censor, CCS' across the flap. A rare cover written by a native Askari in the Nyasaland Field Force.
£495.00
Reference: G2955

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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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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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