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1916 picture post card to Peterborough, England, endorsed 'On Active Service', franked with a 1d tied by a fine strike of the uncommon CASAL – LIA JA 3 16 village datestamp.
1961 air mail envelope to an officer on the ship “S.S. Sulaco”, at Kingston, Jamaica, endorsed at the top 'If ship sailed, please forward to next port of call.' A 5/- and 1/- have been cancelled VALETTA SP 9 61. The S.S. Sulaco was a 1602 ton Banana Boat of the Elders and Fyffe line. A scarce usage of these high value stamps.
1964 registered air mail envelope to KADUNA SOUTH, NORTHERN NIGERIA, bearing a pair of 4½d and a Red Cross 1/6d, paying the 2/3d registered air mail rate, cancelled VALETTA, MALTA, BRANCH P.O. AU 17 64. On the back is a Kaduna South 25 AU 64 arrival c.d.s. A scarce commercial usage of this Red Cross stamp and going to a very unusual destination.
1838 (5 April) folded letter to Alexandria with a good strike of the curved scroll 'PAID MALTA' handstamp.
1940's unfranked 'On Active Service' envelope sent air mail to England that has a fine strike of the red three line 'R.A.F / CENSOR / 293' cachet on the front. A pencil censors' signature is at the lower left corner of the cover. Fine.
1943 air mail cover to England, endorsed 'On Active Service' and franked with a G.B. 10d, cancelled FIELD POST OFFICE 188, 8 DE 43. which was in Malta. The cover also has a violet circular 'Passed Censor No. 5282' cachet that has the censors' signature in the middle.
1941 (dated 30 April) printed folded letter - “Return of Stocks of Essential Commodities” - to Valetta, that was in the Sliema Post Office when it was bombed by Italian and German planes early in May 1941. A label has been attached that states “Delayed through damage at Sliema Branch Post Office by enemy action”. This has been tied by a VALETTA AU 8 41 canceller. By early May 1941, the Luftwaffe had flown 1,465 bombing missions against Malta! This label is rare and very seldom seen.
1868 envelope to Gozo franked with a ½d, 9th printing, tied by a barred 'A25' canceller with a MALTA FE 4 68 datestamp at the upper right of the cover.
1888 2 registered envelope to London with a 2½d added tied by a barred A25 canceller. A REGISTERED MALTA 11 OC 88 datestamp is alongside the stamp. The cover is an inter-bank (The Anglo – Egyptian Bank) cover with a good impression of the Malta banks' wax seal on the back.
1952 2d postal card to Vienna, with a 1d added, cancelled by MALTA TRADE FAIR OC 2 52 datstamps. The card, addressed to the Cook's Office, Vienna appears not to have been delivered as a “NON RECLAME 26 JUNI 1953" handstamp is on the back and a Vienna 26.6.53 cancel is on the front of the card, along with red manuscript notations. The Malta Trade Fair cancel is uncommon.
1860 outer wrapper to Italy franked with a strip of three G.B. 1d's, Plate 46, Die II, tied by MALTA JA 7 60 'A25' duplex cancellers. An arrival datestamp is on the back.
1891 cigarette advertising envelope to India, bearing a 4d tied by a MALTA JU 18 91 'A25' duplex canceller. A Sea Post Office 29 JU 91 cancel is on the back. A fascinating advertising cover, which, besides advertising the cigarettes, also advertises the judgement of the Privy Council in favour of the manufacturing company, Turnbull Junr. & Somerville in a law suit prohibiting 'the Respondents' from copying or using their label! A most interesting and unusual cover to an uncommon destination.
1859 soldiers letter to Croydon, England, endorsed 'From Gunner John Rose, No.1B. 6B. R.A. and countersigned by the Commanding Officer', bearing a G.B. 1d tied by MALTA A25 duplex. Some light soiling, but generally fine
1910 picture post card of Beghi Bay, to the USA, bearing a pair of ¼d's cancelled ASCIAK JUL 22 10. On the address side is a Cospicua JY 22 10 transit cancel. Fine, an uncommon village canceller.
1925 unstamped envelope sent locally in Valetta that has been taxed and a 1d Postage Due affixed and cancelled VALETTA AP 18 25. Fine.