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1917 Tanganyika - 1917 censored envelope to Amani with an I.E.F. overprinted 1 Anna cancelled F.P.O. No.343  11 MAR 17. This was in use at Dar-Es-Salaam. A manuscript Censored / Harry Macllain and a violet boxed PASSED BY CENSOR No. 3334 cachet are on the front of the cover, on the back is an F.P.O. No.304  20 MAR 17 cancel applied on arrival at Amani. 1917 Tanganyika
1917 censored envelope to Amani with an I.E.F. overprinted 1 Anna cancelled F.P.O. No.343 11 MAR 17. This was in use at Dar-Es-Salaam. A manuscript 'Censored / Harry Macllain' and a violet boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR No. 3334 cachet are on the front of the cover, on the back is an F.P.O. No.304 20 MAR 17 cancel applied on arrival at Amani.
£95.00
Reference: G2943

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1919 Tanganyika - 1919 envelope to Mombo (a small village in the Tanga District) with a 10c cancelled TANGA JY 13 19.   This 10c inland rate had just been introduced on 1st July 1919 and reverted back to 9c on December 15 1919. A short lived internal rate. 1919 Tanganyika
1919 envelope to Mombo (a small village in the Tanga District) with a 10c cancelled TANGA JY 13 19. This 10c inland rate had just been introduced on 1st July 1919 and reverted back to 9c on December 15 1919. A short lived internal rate.
£75.00
Reference: G2942

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1918 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1918 10c Belgian Congo overprinted postal card with a 10c and 5c added sent registered to France with the stamps cancelled B.P.C.V.P.K. No.17  19 AU 18. This canceller was in use at UDIDJI at that time. A Base Office B 20 DEC 18 datestamp of Dar-es-Salaam is on the face of the card along with a Rouen 2.2.19 arrival c.d.s. Why the card took 4 months to get from Udidji to Dar-es-Salaam is a mystery! 1918 Tanganyika
BELGIAN OCCUPATION. 1918 10c Belgian Congo overprinted postal card with a 10c and 5c added sent registered to France with the stamps cancelled B.P.C.V.P.K. No.17 19 AU 18. This canceller was in use at UDIDJI at that time. A Base Office B 20 DEC 18 datestamp of Dar-es-Salaam is on the face of the card along with a Rouen 2.2.19 arrival c.d.s. Why the card took 4 months to get from Udidji to Dar-es-Salaam is a mystery!
£95.00
Reference: G2941

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1918 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1918 10c Belgian Congo overprinted postal card with a 25c added, sent registered to Essex, cancelled KIGOMA 24 JY 18. The card was sent from Udjidji on 11th July but only entered the postal system 13 days later at Kigoma. 1918 Tanganyika
BELGIAN OCCUPATION. 1918 10c Belgian Congo overprinted postal card with a 25c added, sent registered to Essex, cancelled KIGOMA 24 JY 18. The card was sent from Udjidji on 11th July but only entered the postal system 13 days later at Kigoma.
£85.00
Reference: G2940

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1918 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1918 censored envelope used internally to Bagamoyo with Belgian Congo overprinted 5c and 10c pair cancelled KIGOMA 10 JY 18. The cover has a large boxed CENSOR handstamp in deep red (Hoffman Type 29) A few minor cover faults but an uncommon internally used censored cover.1918 Tanganyika
BELGIAN OCCUPATION. 1918 censored envelope used internally to Bagamoyo with Belgian Congo overprinted 5c and 10c pair cancelled KIGOMA 10 JY 18. The cover has a large boxed CENSOR handstamp in deep red (Hoffman Type 29) A few minor cover faults but an uncommon internally used censored cover.
£85.00
Reference: G2939

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1918 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1918 picture post card sent registered to a Capt. H. Brule, 1st Regiment des Grenadiers, Armee Belge, En Campagne, Belgium, franked with Belgian Congo overprinted 5c, 15c and 10c, cancelled  by B.P.C.V.P.K. No. 12  12 MAY 18 datestamps, that were in use at Gottorp. A registration label with B.P.C. / V.P.K. 12 inserted in manuscript is on the face of the card along with a CONGO BELGE / TROUPES EN CAMPAGNE cachet, also applied to the picture side of the card. This cachet is unlisted. A Base Office B 18 MAY 18 transit cancel is on the card.1918 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1918 picture post card sent registered to a Capt. H. Brule, 1st Regiment des Grenadiers, Armee Belge, En Campagne, Belgium, franked with Belgian Congo overprinted 5c, 15c and 10c, cancelled  by B.P.C.V.P.K. No. 12  12 MAY 18 datestamps, that were in use at Gottorp. A registration label with B.P.C. / V.P.K. 12 inserted in manuscript is on the face of the card along with a CONGO BELGE / TROUPES EN CAMPAGNE cachet, also applied to the picture side of the card. This cachet is unlisted. A Base Office B 18 MAY 18 transit cancel is on the card.1918 Tanganyika
BELGIAN OCCUPATION. 1918 picture post card sent registered to a Capt. H. Brule, 1st Regiment des Grenadiers, Armee Belge, En Campagne, Belgium, franked with Belgian Congo overprinted 5c, 15c and 10c, cancelled by B.P.C.V.P.K. No. 12 12 MAY 18 datestamps, that were in use at Gottorp. A registration label with B.P.C. / V.P.K. 12 inserted in manuscript is on the face of the card along with a 'CONGO BELGE / TROUPES EN CAMPAGNE' cachet, also applied to the picture side of the card. This cachet is unlisted. A Base Office B 18 MAY 18 transit cancel is on the card.
£85.00
Reference: G2938

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1930 Southern Rhodesia - 1930 envelope to the U.S.A. with three 1ds cancelled ESSEXVALE 15 MAY 1930. 1930 Southern Rhodesia
1930 envelope to the U.S.A. with three 1d's cancelled ESSEXVALE 15 MAY 1930.
£28.00
Reference: K3305

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1899 Cape of Good Hope - 1899 1d on 1d postal card to Belgium cancelled by a very fine strike of the CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE B  MR 8 99 datestamp. A Bruxelles 16 MR 99 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine example of this B cancel.  1899 Cape of Good Hope
1899 1d on 1d postal card to Belgium cancelled by a very fine strike of the CAPE COLONY OCEAN POST OFFICE 'B' MR 8 99 datestamp. A Bruxelles 16 MR 99 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine example of this 'B' cancel.
£55.00
Reference: K3304

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1895 Cape of Good Hope - 1895 d on 1d postal card to Germany with a d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled by barred 407 obliterators with a MATATIELE JU 28 95 datestamp alongside. A Lennep 21.7.95 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine proving card for this town in East Griqualand in the North-Eastern Cape, 12 miles from the then Basutoland border. 1895 Cape of Good Hope
1895 d on 1d postal card to Germany with a d added to pay the 1d rate to a non Commonwealth country, cancelled by barred '407' obliterators with a MATATIELE JU 28 95 datestamp alongside. A Lennep 21.7.95 arrival cancel is on the face of the card. A fine proving card for this town in East Griqualand in the North-Eastern Cape, 12 miles from the then Basutoland border.
£38.00
Reference: K3303

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1910 Nauru - 1910 Marshall Islands 5pf postal card to Berlin cancelled NAURU 18.2.10. Has message on the back.     1910 Nauru
1910 Marshall Islands 5pf postal card to Berlin cancelled NAURU 18.2.10. Has message on the back.
£375.00
Reference: K3302

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1930 Dominica - 1930 envelope sent registered to England with a d, 1d and two 1ds cancelled PORTSMOUTH JU 19 30. G.P..O. Dominica JU 20 and Northampton 14 JY 30 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.   1930 Dominica
1930 envelope sent registered to England with a d, 1d and two 1d's cancelled PORTSMOUTH JU 19 30. G.P..O. Dominica JU 20 and Northampton 14 JY 30 transit and arrival cancels are on the back.
£50.00
Reference: K3301

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1880s South Australia - 1880s d newspaper wrapper (H&G 3) overprinted O.S. cancelled G.P.O. ADELAIDE, the date unclear. Used locally.     1880's South Australia
1880's d newspaper wrapper (H&G 3) overprinted O.S. cancelled G.P.O. ADELAIDE, the date unclear. Used locally.
£40.00
Reference: K3300

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1904 British Central Africa - 1904 envelope to England franked with two 1ds each cancelled by a squared circle FORT JOHNSTON MR 8 04 datestamp. On the back are Chinde MR 19 transit and Brixham AP 23 04 arrival cancels.    1904 British Central Africa
1904 envelope to England franked with two 1d's each cancelled by a squared circle FORT JOHNSTON MR 8 04 datestamp. On the back are Chinde MR 19 transit and Brixham AP 23 04 arrival cancels.
£85.00
Reference: K3299

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1917 Tanganyika - BELGIAN OCCUPATION.  1917 cover front only sent registered to Elisabethville, Belgian Congo, franked at 40c with a 5c, 15c and pair of 10c, all cancelled by violet B.P.C.V. P.K. No. 4  23 FEB 17 datestamps. A blank Congo Belge registration label with POSTES MILIT 4 / LAGERPOST 4 typed in is at the lower left., and an OCCUPATION B P / COMMANDEMENT DU / CERCLE d UDJIDJI / CENSURE MILITAIRE four line cachet has been struck in violet on the front. A very uncommon destination for mail from the Udjidji. 1917 Tanganyika
BELGIAN OCCUPATION. 1917 cover front only sent registered to Elisabethville, Belgian Congo, franked at 40c with a 5c, 15c and pair of 10c, all cancelled by violet B.P.C.V. P.K. No. 4 23 FEB 17 datestamps. A blank Congo Belge registration label with 'POSTES MILIT 4 / LAGERPOST 4' typed in is at the lower left., and an 'OCCUPATION B P / COMMANDEMENT DU / CERCLE d' UDJIDJI / CENSURE MILITAIRE' four line cachet has been struck in violet on the front. A very uncommon destination for mail from the Udjidji.
£35.00
Reference: G2937

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1921 Tanganyika - 1921Envelope sent registered to Cardiff, Wales, with a 25c, 3c and 6c, correctly paying the 9c Imperial Rate and the 25c registration, the stamps cancelled KIGOMA 4 OC 21. A blank registration label with Kigoma and 346 inserted in manuscript is on the face of the cover, on the back are Daressalaam 7 OC and London 7 NO 21 transit cancels. 1921 Tanganyika
1921Envelope sent registered to Cardiff, Wales, with a 25c, 3c and 6c, correctly paying the 9c Imperial Rate and the 25c registration, the stamps cancelled KIGOMA 4 OC 21. A blank registration label with 'Kigoma' and '346' inserted in manuscript is on the face of the cover, on the back are Daressalaam 7 OC and London 7 NO 21 transit cancels.
£95.00
Reference: G2935

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1916 Tanganyika - 1916 censored picture post card to Dublin, Ireland, endorsed On Active Service and cancelled by an F.P.O. No. 304 11 OC 16 datestamp. This was in use at Tanga. A violet boxed PASSED BY POSTAL CENSOR TANGA (Hoffman type 26) is also on the card. 1916 Tanganyika
1916 censored picture post card to Dublin, Ireland, endorsed 'On Active Service' and cancelled by an F.P.O. No. 304 11 OC 16 datestamp. This was in use at Tanga. A violet boxed 'PASSED BY POSTAL CENSOR TANGA' (Hoffman type 26) is also on the card.
£65.00
Reference: G2934

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1944 New Hebrides - 1944 censored envelope sent registered to Australia with a 10c and 50c cancelled NEW HEBRIDES, PORT  VILA and VILA 7 NOV 44. A boxed registration handstamp is at the lower left with the number 126 in manuscript and at the upper left is a bilingual censor cachet. 1944 New Hebrides
1944 censored envelope sent registered to Australia with a 10c and 50c cancelled NEW HEBRIDES, PORT VILA and VILA 7 NOV 44. A boxed registration handstamp is at the lower left with the number '126' in manuscript and at the upper left is a bilingual censor cachet.
£95.00
Reference: K3298

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1909 Gilbert & Ellice Island - 1909 picture post card (The Greig Homestead, English Harbour, Fanning Island) to Canada with a New Zealand 1d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 23 AU 09. 1909 Gilbert & Ellice Island
1909 picture post card (The Greig Homestead, English Harbour, Fanning Island) to Canada with a New Zealand 1d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 23 AU 09.
£125.00
Reference: K3297

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1941 Southern Rhodesia - 1941 censored envelope to the U.S.A. from the Womans Foreign Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, Old Umtali Mission, with a 1d and 2d cancelled UMTALI 31 MAR 41. The cover has been censored and a violet triangular PASSED BY CENSOR 8 S. RHODESIA applied. 1941 Southern Rhodesia
1941 censored envelope to the U.S.A. from the 'Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, Old Umtali Mission', with a 1d and 2d cancelled UMTALI 31 MAR 41. The cover has been censored and a violet triangular PASSED BY CENSOR '8' S. RHODESIA applied.
£30.00
Reference: K3296

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1932 South Africa - 1932 advertising envelope to Texas with a 3d cancelled MAGALIESBURG 22 JAN 32. The envelope advertises Autocrat Turkish Cigarettes. 1932 South Africa
1932 advertising envelope to Texas with a 3d cancelled MAGALIESBURG 22 JAN 32. The envelope advertises Autocrat Turkish Cigarettes.
£25.00
Reference: K3295

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