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1944 Great Britain / Postal Incidents - 1944 envelope to Beckenham with a 2d cancelled ENFIELD 19 MAY 1944. At the left of the cover is an outline of an aerial bomb with the words DELAYED BY ENEMY ACTION around the bomb. The only known use of this was at Beckenham. The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent V2s. In all 69 V1s and 5 V2s were recorded as striking the Borough, with 138 people being killed. There was extensive damage to the town, hence the mail delays. A very scarce cover.1944 Great Britain / Postal Incidents
1944 envelope to Beckenham with a 2d cancelled ENFIELD 19 MAY 1944. At the left of the cover is an outline of an aerial bomb with the words 'DELAYED BY ENEMY ACTION' around the bomb. The only known use of this was at Beckenham. The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent V2's. In all 69 V1's and 5 V2's were recorded as striking the Borough, with 138 people being killed. There was extensive damage to the town, hence the mail delays. A very scarce cover.
£550.00
Reference: K3126

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1944 Great Britain / Interrupted Mail - 1944 envelope to Beckenham with a 2d cancelled ENFIELD 19 MAY 1944. At the left of the cover is an outline of an aerial bomb with the words DELAYED BY ENEMY ACTION around the bomb. The only known use of this was at Beckenham. The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent V2s. In all 69 V1s and 5 V2s were recorded as striking the Borough, with 138 people being killed. There was extensive damage to the town, hence the mail delays. A very scarce cover.1944 Great Britain / Interrupted Mail
1944 envelope to Beckenham with a 2d cancelled ENFIELD 19 MAY 1944. At the left of the cover is an outline of an aerial bomb with the words 'DELAYED BY ENEMY ACTION' around the bomb. The only known use of this was at Beckenham. The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent V2's. In all 69 V1's and 5 V2's were recorded as striking the Borough, with 138 people being killed. There was extensive damage to the town, hence the mail delays. A very scarce cover.
£550.00
Reference: K3126

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1906 Natal - 1906 d post card locally addressed with a SYDENHAM MR 6 06 cancellation. Headed Sydenham Rifle Association, the writer is calling people to a meeting to form the Sydenham Rifle Club.   1906 Natal
1906 d post card locally addressed with a SYDENHAM MR 6 06 cancellation. Headed 'Sydenham Rifle Association', the writer is calling people to a meeting to form the Sydenham Rifle Club.
£25.00
Reference: G2830

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1948 New Zealand - 1948 O.H.M.S. envelope to the Armament Supply Officer, British Admiralty Stores, Toronto, Canada, bearing a 2d Official cancelled BIRKENHEAD 19 FE 48. 1948 New Zealand
1948 O.H.M.S. envelope to the Armament Supply Officer, British Admiralty Stores, Toronto, Canada, bearing a 2d Official cancelled BIRKENHEAD 19 FE 48.
£23.00
Reference: G2829

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1912 Cameroons - 1912 picture post card (Village scene in Kamerun) to Gloucester, England, with a 10pf cancelled JABASSI 7.3.12 Jabassi is north east of Duala on the Wuri River. England was an uncommon destination from the Cameroon pre WWI.1912 Cameroons
1912 picture post card (Village scene in Kamerun) to Gloucester, England, with a 10pf cancelled JABASSI 7.3.12 Jabassi is north east of Duala on the Wuri River. England was an uncommon destination from the Cameroon pre WWI.
£45.00
Reference: G2829

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1910 Canada - 1910 envelope to Switzerland bearing a 2c and six c to pay the 5c rate, cancelled by MONTREAL NO 26 10  barred duplex cancellers. A Bern 7 XII 10 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. An attractive franking.1910 Canada
1910 envelope to Switzerland bearing a 2c and six c to pay the 5c rate, cancelled by MONTREAL NO 26 10 barred duplex cancellers. A Bern 7 XII 10 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. An attractive franking.
£50.00
Reference: G2828

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1906 Malta - 1906 picture post card (The Governors Palace) to Ryde, Isle of Wight, bearing a 1d tied by a NOTABILE AP 2 06 datestamp. 1906 Malta
1906 picture post card (The Governor's Palace) to Ryde, Isle of Wight, bearing a 1d tied by a NOTABILE AP 2 06 datestamp.
£35.00
Reference: G2826

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1950 Gibraltar - 1950 registered envelope to Gosforth, Newcastle, bearing a vertical strip of four U.P.U. 2D, cancelled REGISTERED GIBRALTAR 7 JA 50. A registration label with the letter A inserted by hand before the number (Army?) is on the front of the cover. On the back is a green customs label with the contents as Stockings. The label has been tied by a circular Customs and Excise handstamp with a crown in the middle. An unusual multiple franking of the U.P.U. stamp.1950 Gibraltar
1950 registered envelope to Gosforth, Newcastle, bearing a vertical strip of four U.P.U. 2D, cancelled REGISTERED GIBRALTAR 7 JA 50. A registration label with the letter 'A' inserted by hand before the number (Army?) is on the front of the cover. On the back is a green customs label with the contents as 'Stockings'. The label has been tied by a circular Customs and Excise handstamp with a crown in the middle. An unusual multiple franking of the U.P.U. stamp.
£35.00
Reference: G2825

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1960 Christmas Island - 1960 30c registered envelope to Singapore cancelled CHRISTMAS ISLAND, AUST, / INDIAN OCEAN /  5 MY 60. On the back is a Singapore 12 MAY 60 arrival cancel. A very fine and scarce commercial registered envelope that was only issued in late 1959.1960 Christmas Island
1960 30c registered envelope to Singapore cancelled CHRISTMAS ISLAND, AUST, / INDIAN OCEAN / 5 MY 60. On the back is a Singapore 12 MAY 60 arrival cancel. A very fine and scarce commercial registered envelope that was only issued in late 1959.
£145.00
Reference: G2824

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1917 Ireland - 1917 post card to Oldham bearing a d cancelled SHANES PARK CAMP, BELFAST, 19 JA 17. This camp was the Scottish Command Depot during WWI. 1917 Ireland
1917 post card to Oldham bearing a d cancelled SHANES PARK CAMP, BELFAST, 19 JA 17. This camp was the Scottish Command Depot during WWI.
£25.00
Reference: G2823

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1919 British Levant - 1919 picture post card (Constantinople Corne dOr) to Switzerland franked with a G.B. 1d cancelled BRITISH A. P. O. CONSTANTINOPLE 2 SP 19. Alongside is a violet boxed CENSORED BY / 5 / MILITARY AUTHORITIES cachet. 1919 British Levant
1919 picture post card (Constantinople Corne d'Or) to Switzerland franked with a G.B. 1d cancelled BRITISH A. P. O. CONSTANTINOPLE 2 SP 19. Alongside is a violet boxed 'CENSORED BY / 5 / MILITARY AUTHORITIES' cachet.
£45.00
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1874 Great Britain - 1874 envelope, endorsed Confidential sent to Right Honbl. B Disraeli, Downing Street. A BRECHIN AU 14 74 datestamp is on the cover along with a red Official Paid, London, AU 15 74 cancel. Endorsed at the lower left Cairns, this cover was sent by Lord Cairns, to Disraeli who was Prime Minister at that time. (20 February1874 to 21 April 1880) Lord Cairns was the Chancellor under Disraeli during this period. 1874 Great Britain
1874 envelope, endorsed 'Confidential' sent to 'Right Honbl.' B Disraeli, Downing Street. A BRECHIN AU 14 74 datestamp is on the cover along with a red Official Paid, London, AU 15 74 cancel. Endorsed at the lower left Cairns, this cover was sent by Lord Cairns, to Disraeli who was Prime Minister at that time. (20 February1874 to 21 April 1880) Lord Cairns was the Chancellor under Disraeli during this period.
£35.00
Reference: G2821

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1892 Hong Kong - 1892 registered envelope to Budapest, Hungary, bearing a 2c, 4c and 14 CENTS on 30c, all perfin  H&S / BC (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation)  paying the 20c registered rate, each stamp tied by a barred B62 obliterator with a HONG KONG D JU 7 92 datestamp alongside. A Budapest 92 JUL 13 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A fine usage of the 14c on 30c stamp and a relatively late use of the CC watermark 4c (which the B.P.A. incorrectly identifies as the CA watermark 4c, which was only issued in 1896) A fine and scarce cover. 2016 B.P.A. certificate. 1892 Hong Kong
1892 registered envelope to Budapest, Hungary, bearing a 2c, 4c and 14 CENTS on 30c, all perfin H&S / BC (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation) paying the 20c registered rate, each stamp tied by a barred B62 obliterator with a HONG KONG 'D' JU 7 92 datestamp alongside. A Budapest 92 JUL 13 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. A fine usage of the 14c on 30c stamp and a relatively late use of the CC watermark 4c (which the B.P.A. incorrectly identifies as the CA watermark 4c, which was only issued in 1896) A fine and scarce cover. 2016 B.P.A. certificate.
£1375.00
Reference: K3175

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1889 Malta - 1889 mourning envelope to Japan bearing a 4d tied by a MALTA FE 1 89 / A25 duplex canceller. Port Said 6.II.89, Singapore to Hong Kong FE 28 89 and Yokohama 16 MAR 1889 transit cancels are on the back, along with a James Bell & Co, Bankers, Malta. cachet.1889 Malta
1889 mourning envelope to Japan bearing a 4d tied by a MALTA FE 1 89 / A25 duplex canceller. Port Said 6.II.89, Singapore to Hong Kong FE 28 89 and Yokohama 16 MAR 1889 transit cancels are on the back, along with a James Bell & Co, Bankers, Malta. cachet.
£275.00
Reference: K3176

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1912 Victoria - 1912 Australian Pictorial Lettersheet containing 8 photos of Port Adelaide, addressed to Otago, New Zealand, franked with a 1d cancelled COLOMBO MAY 2 12. A straight line PAQUEBOT is on the front of the lettersheet. The contents mentions arriving in Colombo on 2nd May . which was where this went into the mail system, having been posted at sea. Fine and uncommon.1912 Victoria - 1912 Australian Pictorial Lettersheet containing 8 photos of Port Adelaide, addressed to Otago, New Zealand, franked with a 1d cancelled COLOMBO MAY 2 12. A straight line PAQUEBOT is on the front of the lettersheet. The contents mentions arriving in Colombo on 2nd May . which was where this went into the mail system, having been posted at sea. Fine and uncommon.1912 Victoria
1912 'Australian Pictorial Lettersheet' containing 8 photos of Port Adelaide, addressed to Otago, New Zealand, franked with a 1d cancelled COLOMBO MAY 2 12. A straight line 'PAQUEBOT' is on the front of the lettersheet. The contents mentions 'arriving in Colombo on 2nd May .' which was where this went into the mail system, having been posted at sea. Fine and uncommon.
£95.00
Reference: K3174

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1936 Papua - 1936 registered envelope to Sweden bearing a 1d, 2d and Silver Jubilee 3d tied by PORT MORESBY 24 MAR 36 datestamps. A Stora Tuna 8.5.36. arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.1936 Papua
1936 registered envelope to Sweden bearing a 1d, 2d and Silver Jubilee 3d tied by PORT MORESBY 24 MAR 36 datestamps. A Stora Tuna 8.5.36. arrival c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
£45.00
Reference: K3173

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1948 British Guiana - 1948 underpaid envelope sent air mail with two meter 6d stamps and LONDON 18 II 48 cancel. The air mail rate was 1/3d and a boxed T / F.S. handstamp applied with a manuscript 6d alongside. On arrival a 12c postage due was affixed and cancelled 1 MAR 48.  1948 British Guiana
1948 underpaid envelope sent air mail with two meter 6d stamps and LONDON 18 II 48 cancel. The air mail rate was 1/3d and a boxed ''T / F.S.' handstamp applied with a manuscript 6d alongside. On arrival a 12c postage due was affixed and cancelled 1 MAR 48.
£175.00
Reference: K3172

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1933 Australia - 1933 O.H.M.S. State Electoral Roll, Notification of Enrolment card, sent locally with a 1d overprinted  O S (SG 0129) cancelled CHARLEVILLE, QUEENSLAND, 11 AP 33. Fine. 1933 Australia
1933 O.H.M.S. State Electoral Roll, Notification of Enrolment card, sent locally with a 1d overprinted O S (SG 0129) cancelled CHARLEVILLE, QUEENSLAND, 11 AP 33. Fine.
£85.00
Reference: K3171

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1869 Natal - 1869 envelope to London bearing a 1/- (S.G. 25) tied by a barred 1 obliterator with a smudged PIETERMARITZBURG APR 17 1869 datestamp to the left. Red London Paid 8 JU 69 arrival datestamps are on the front of the cover. 1869 Natal
1869 envelope to London bearing a 1/- (S.G. 25) tied by a barred '1' obliterator with a smudged PIETERMARITZBURG APR 17 1869 datestamp to the left. Red London Paid 8 JU 69 arrival datestamps are on the front of the cover.
£195.00
Reference: K3170

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1899 Boer War - 1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board H. M. S.Penelope, Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue D crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet Censor Prisoners of War handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript St. Helena and the H.M.S. Penelope crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.s. on the Milwaukee which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.1899 Boer War
1899 censored cover to De Witt Hamer, Prisoner on board 'H. M. S.Penelope', Simonstown, with a Transvaal 1d cancelled BARBERTON 9 DEC 99. A blue 'D' crayon Boer censor mark is on the front along with a violet 'Censor Prisoners of War' handstamp. The cover had censor tape applied in Pretoria (12 DEC) and again in Durban (23 DEC). A manuscript 'St. Helena' and the 'H.M.S. Penelope' crossed out showed the letter was forwarded to De Witt Hamer, who was sent to St Helena on the first shipment of P.O.W.'s. on the 'Milwaukee' which arrived there on 11 April 1900. An interesting cover.
£190.00
Reference: K3177

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