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1912 Victoria - 1912 envelope to the U.S.A. endorsed at the lower left S.S. Aorangi, Via San Francisco with a d and 2d cancelled UP TRAIN / M.G.4 / 18 AP 12.  The letter originated from Ouyen, 447km north of Melbourne. 1912 Victoria
1912 envelope to the U.S.A. endorsed at the lower left 'S.S. Aorangi, Via San Francisco' with a d and 2d cancelled UP TRAIN / M.G.4 / 18 AP 12. The letter originated from Ouyen, 447km north of Melbourne.
£55.00
Reference: K3249

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1895 Barbados - 1895 1d on 1d Reply Paid post card, the reply portion still attached, cancelled BARBADOS MY 18 95. A Warwick MY 29 95 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Addressed to Captain Northey, this is presumably a relative of the Major- General Northey who was in command of the forces in East Africa in WWI. 1895 Barbados
1895 1d on 1d Reply Paid post card, the reply portion still attached, cancelled BARBADOS MY 18 95. A Warwick MY 29 95 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Addressed to Captain Northey, this is presumably a relative of the Major- General Northey who was in command of the forces in East Africa in WWI.
£35.00
Reference: K3250

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1945 B.O.F.I.C. - 1945 registered Size G 3d envelope overprinted E.A.F. to Italy, sent air mail and censored, with a 1/- 2d and 3d added, all overprinted E.A.F. cancelled MOGADISH RACCOMANDATED 26.6.45. Egyptian censor tape has been applied to the left, tied by an Egyptian 107 Censor cachet.  A violet A. V. 2 handstamp is on the font of the cover. A scarce item. 1945 B.O.F.I.C.
1945 registered 'Size G' 3d envelope overprinted E.A.F. to Italy, sent air mail and censored, with a 1/- 2d and 3d added, all overprinted E.A.F. cancelled MOGADISH RACCOMANDATED 26.6.45. Egyptian censor tape has been applied to the left, tied by an Egyptian '107 Censor' cachet. A violet A. V. 2 handstamp is on the font of the cover. A scarce item.
£1150.00
Reference: K3259

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1948 B.O.F.I.C. - 1948 envelope to Denmark with Forces Air Mail at the top with a 20c on 2d overprinted B.M.A. ERITREA cancelled ASMARA ERITREA, FORCES, 16.10.48. A Kobenhavn 28.10.48.arrival cancel is on the front, on the back is a London 26 OCT 48 transit cancel. Uncommon destination for mail from there.1948 B.O.F.I.C.
1948 envelope to Denmark with 'Forces Air Mail' at the top with a 20c on 2d overprinted B.M.A. ERITREA cancelled ASMARA ERITREA, FORCES, 16.10.48. A Kobenhavn 28.10.48.arrival cancel is on the front, on the back is a London 26 OCT 48 transit cancel. Uncommon destination for mail from there.
£140.00
Reference: K3255

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1889 Victoria - 1889 3d Post Card for the United Kingdom, Via Italy cancelled with a MELBOURNE DE 16 89 duplex canceller.  1889 Victoria
1889 3d 'Post Card for the United Kingdom, Via Italy' cancelled with a MELBOURNE DE 16 89 duplex canceller.
£22.00
Reference: K3247

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1853 New South Wales - 1853 envelope to England, endorsed Per Great Britain, with a 3d, just into at the base but enormous margins elsewhere, cancelled by a dotted barred obliterator. On the back are Ship Letter Sydney NO 19 1853, a two line Liverpool Ship Letter and Waltham-Cross FE 15 1854 transit and arrival cancels. The 3d stamp pays the Onward Ship Letter rate, and a handstruck  8 pays the Uniform Ship Letter rate. The Steam Clipper Great Britain was on her second return voyage leaving Sydney on November 19 and then Melbourne on December 4 1853, arriving at Liverpool via the Cape of Good Hope on February 14 1854. A most appealing cover. 1853 New South Wales
1853 envelope to England, endorsed 'Per Great Britain', with a 3d, just into at the base but enormous margins elsewhere, cancelled by a 'dotted' barred obliterator. On the back are Ship Letter Sydney NO 19 1853, a two line 'Liverpool Ship Letter' and Waltham-Cross FE 15 1854 transit and arrival cancels. The 3d stamp pays the Onward Ship Letter rate, and a handstruck '8' pays the Uniform Ship Letter rate. The Steam Clipper 'Great Britain' was on her second return voyage leaving Sydney on November 19 and then Melbourne on December 4 1853, arriving at Liverpool via the Cape of Good Hope on February 14 1854. A most appealing cover.
£700.00
Reference: K3256

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1942 B.O.F.I.C.  - 1942 locally used envelope with M.E.F. overprinted 2d, 1d, 5d, 2d and 3d, all cancelled with a captured Italian datestamp ASMARA 2. 3. 42.  A. O. This was the first day of use of these stamps in Eritrea and the day the civil postal service was resumed. These stamps were overprinted at the Army Printing Services in Cairo. Philatelic but uncommon.  1942 B.O.F.I.C.
1942 locally used envelope with M.E.F. overprinted 2d, 1d, 5d, 2d and 3d, all cancelled with a captured Italian datestamp ASMARA 2. 3. 42. A. O. This was the first day of use of these stamps in Eritrea and the day the civil postal service was resumed. These stamps were overprinted at the Army Printing Services in Cairo. Philatelic but uncommon.
£90.00
Reference: K3254

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1965 Great Britain - A 1963 13 Shillings Postal Order uprated to a 13/9d with Wildings 3d and 6d added, with a PAIGNTON 23 OC 63 datestamp alongside. Unusual.1965 Great Britain
A 1963 13 Shillings Postal Order uprated to a 13/9d with Wildings 3d and 6d added, with a PAIGNTON 23 OC 63 datestamp alongside. Unusual.
£20.00
Reference: K3248

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1893 Malta - 1893 1d post card to Austria cancelled COSPICUA SP 19 93. Transit and arrival cancels on the front of the card.1893 Malta
1893 1d post card to Austria cancelled COSPICUA SP 19 93. Transit and arrival cancels on the front of the card.
£35.00
Reference: K3246

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1914 Rhodesia - 1914 envelope to the U.S.A. with three Admiral 1ds cancelled SALISBURY 1 DEC 14. 1914 Rhodesia
1914 envelope to the U.S.A. with three 'Admiral' 1d's cancelled SALISBURY 1 DEC 14.
£70.00
Reference: K3245

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1942 B.O.F.I.C.  - 1942 cover to England with a 2d, 2d, 1d, 3d and 5d all overprinted M.E.F. cancelled by the captured Italian MOGADISCIO SOMALIA ITALIANO 13 4 42, datestamp, the FIRST DAY OF ISSUE OF THESE STAMPS. This was also the day the civil postal service was resumed in Somalia. Philatelic, but uncommon.  1942 B.O.F.I.C.
1942 cover to England with a 2d, 2d, 1d, 3d and 5d all overprinted M.E.F. cancelled by the captured Italian MOGADISCIO SOMALIA ITALIANO 13 4 42, datestamp, the FIRST DAY OF ISSUE OF THESE STAMPS. This was also the day the civil postal service was resumed in Somalia. Philatelic, but uncommon.
£90.00
Reference: K3253

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1891 Bechuanaland - 1891 envelope to Blairgowrie, Scotland, with a pair and a single 2d each tied by barred 638 numeral cancellers of MAFEKING with a SP 19 91 datestamp on the back. A Blairgowrie OC 12 91 receiving cancel is also on the back of the cover. 1891 Bechuanaland
1891 envelope to Blairgowrie, Scotland, with a pair and a single 2d each tied by barred '638' numeral cancellers of MAFEKING with a SP 19 91 datestamp on the back. A Blairgowrie OC 12 91 receiving cancel is also on the back of the cover.
£145.00
Reference: K3244

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1898 Bechuanaland - 1898 1d postal card to Mafeking with a d added tied by GABERONES STATION JY 25 98 datestamps. A Mafeking JY 26 98 arrival c.d.s. is on the front of the card. Most of the message on the back has been erased and a very small piece of the lower right corner of the card is missing.   1898 Bechuanaland
1898 1d postal card to Mafeking with a d added tied by GABERONES STATION JY 25 98 datestamps. A Mafeking JY 26 98 arrival c.d.s. is on the front of the card. Most of the message on the back has been erased and a very small piece of the lower right corner of the card is missing.
£65.00
Reference: K3243

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1932 Uganda - 1932 20c postal stationery envelope to the U.S.A. with a 50c added, cancelled ENTEBBE 30 JA 32. On the front of the cover is a scarce violet handstamp  AIR FEE PREPAID / TO EUROPE. Fine.1932 Uganda
1932 20c postal stationery envelope to the U.S.A. with a 50c added, cancelled ENTEBBE 30 JA 32. On the front of the cover is a scarce violet handstamp ' AIR FEE PREPAID / TO EUROPE'. Fine.
£55.00
Reference: K3242

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1947 Norfolk Island - 1947 cover to New Zealand with a strip of three 2d cancelled NORFOLK ISLAND 10 JUN 47.1947 Norfolk Island
1947 cover to New Zealand with a strip of three 2d cancelled NORFOLK ISLAND 10 JUN 47.
£18.00
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1923 Virgin islands - 1923 1d postal stationery envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2ds and a 2d added, cancellled TORTOLA JU 13 23. A boxed Road Town Tortola registration handstamp and a straight line Registered are on the front of the cover. St Thomas JUN 14 and Plantsville JUN 27 1923 datestamps are on the back of the cover.  1923 Virgin islands
1923 1d postal stationery envelope to the U.S.A. with a pair of 2d's and a 2d added, cancellled TORTOLA JU 13 23. A boxed Road Town Tortola registration handstamp and a straight line 'Registered' are on the front of the cover. St Thomas JUN 14 and Plantsville JUN 27 1923 datestamps are on the back of the cover.
£85.00
Reference: K3240

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1936 Gibraltar - 1936 Bristol Hotel advertising envelope to the U.S.A. with a 3d cancelled with a slogan JUL 25 36  canceller. The original letter written on illustrated Bristol Hotel notepaper is enclosed.1936 Gibraltar
1936 'Bristol Hotel' advertising envelope to the U.S.A. with a 3d cancelled with a slogan JUL 25 36 canceller. The original letter written on illustrated Bristol Hotel notepaper is enclosed.
£35.00
Reference: K3239

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1906 Cape of Good Hope - 1906 1d envelope to Johannesburg cancelled with a single ring BEAUFORT WEST MR 14 06 datestamp. Alongside is a double ring Beaufort West canceller with the same MR 14 date.  Very unusual to find two different cancellers on a cover from the same town on the same date.1906 Cape of Good Hope
1906 1d envelope to Johannesburg cancelled with a single ring BEAUFORT WEST MR 14 06 datestamp. Alongside is a double ring Beaufort West canceller with the same MR 14 date. Very unusual to find two different cancellers on a cover from the same town on the same date.
£20.00
Reference: K3238

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1865 Trinidad - 1865 envelope to Bordeaux, France, franked with two 6d deep yellow green shade and a 4d purple cancelled by barred 1 numeral cancels. A TRINIDAD AU 23 1865 datestamp is on the front of the cover along with London Paid and Calais 13 SEP 65 transit cancels.  The stamps have blind perfs and so the sender cut them from the sheet, leaving most of the perforations in tact !! A most attractive cover.1865 Trinidad
1865 envelope to Bordeaux, France, franked with two 6d deep yellow green shade and a 4d purple cancelled by barred '1' numeral cancels. A TRINIDAD AU 23 1865 datestamp is on the front of the cover along with London Paid and Calais 13 SEP 65 transit cancels. The stamps have 'blind' perfs and so the sender cut them from the sheet, leaving most of the perforations in tact !! A most attractive cover.
£495.00
Reference: K3234

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1934 Southern Rhodesia - 1934 registered cover to FORMOSA, JAPAN, with a pairs of ds, and 1ds, a 4d and a 1d cancelled SALISBURY 25 JUN 1934. A very scarce destination from Rhodesia.   1934 Southern Rhodesia
1934 registered cover to FORMOSA, JAPAN, with a pairs of d's, and 1d's, a 4d and a 1d cancelled SALISBURY 25 JUN 1934. A very scarce destination from Rhodesia.
£95.00
Reference: K3237

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