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This website is designed to show interesting or colourful covers of the whole world. We try to add about 25 to 30 new items each week. Many countries are included but there is particular strength in GB, the French Group & the German Group, as well as world-wide Wartime Censorship in WW1 & WW2, Postage Dues, Mis-routed mail, Special Services and Airmails. Please note items marked with a reference number BPS-xxx are auction lots for viewing only in a Bradford postal auction, not for immediate sale.

All items, most recent first.
USA to England 1943 censored
USA to England 1943 censored
US 5c occupied countries issue, Poland (marginal) + 2 x 2c Defence Definitives; from Brooklyn to South Shields, 31 July 1943; opened and resealed by British Censor 'Opened by Examiner 5231'; no b/s

Reference: S898
£20.00

France 25c Cérès used in Monaco, 1876
France 25c Cérès used in Monaco, 1876
25c Type 3 (YT 60c) on small neat envelope with good cds Monaco & GC 2387 on stamp (cat E400+ on cover); b/s Marseille 23 March 1976, Paris 24 March; minor faults to envelope

Reference: S895
£40.00

Samoa / USA first flight to NZ, 1965
Samoa / USA first flight to NZ, 1965
US pictorials 5c, 5c, 15c cancelled d/r cds Pago Pago, Samoa 28 November 1965 on illustrated Air New Zealand envelope for DC8 1st flight between Samoa and New Zealand

Reference: S894
£15.00

Turkey telegram 1933
Turkey telegram 1933
Turkey telegram 1933
Folded intact telegram form (for a birthday) sealed with white on red label 'Telegraf'; from Istanbul to London, 26 September 1933; d/r bilingual cds Stanbul; h/s 'via Eastern'; complete, good condition

Reference: S893
£15.00

Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Switzerland to Yorkshire 1943, censored
Swiss small pictorials 2 x 10c + 30c on airmail envelope from Le Sépey, Switzerland to Harrogate, 12 March 1943; m/s in blue crayon 389; opened and censored by the Germans with 'Geöffnet' label tied by swastikas; British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 7545'; no b/s

Reference: S892
£20.00

Persia part newspaper to New York 1943
Persia part newspaper to New York 1943
Block of 4 x 10d magenta bridge pictorials (SG 852) on part Persian newspaper; from Teheran to New York, 22 (?) 1943, closed with address band sealed with Anglo-Soviet Persian censorship cachet, and with British crown censor DHC/31 on reverse; rare use; fragile

Reference: S891
£50.00

Italy airmail to Peru, 1940
Italy airmail to Peru, 1940
Italy small definitives 10 lire, 1.25, 75c, and 2 x 50c for a total rate of 13 lire, on an airmail envelope with bilingual 'Par Avion' h/s & '3' in circle; cancelled 'MILANO C.CORRISP.E PACCHI/POSTA AEREA' to Lima, Peru 14 February 1940; with Peruvian censor on reverse 'El Censo Hara Conocer la Realidad Peruana'

Reference: S890
£20.00

Germany, Russian Zone, 1949
Germany, Russian Zone, 1949
Zonal issues for the Russian Zone of post-war Occupied Germany, Bicentenary of Goethe, complete set (SG R55-59) on decorative FDC, registered, with special 'Globe' cachet; fine set,

Reference: S889
£21.00

French POW in Germany, 1942
French POW in Germany, 1942
Reply paid part of POW card from Bourges, 22 August 1942 to a French POW at Stalag VIF, Bocholt, Westphalia with censor h/s of the camp, (to Working Party No 83)

Reference: S888
£15.00

British POW in Germany 1918
British POW in Germany 1918
PPC of a rural scene, from British Royal Fusiliers POW in a camp in Mecklenberg, to Canterbury, 19 May 1918; with fine purple cachet "Kriegsgefangenenlager Parchim/Gebrüft F.A. No 86 Postprufungsstelle"; overstruck by red London Paid m/c d/s 22 August 1918; a nice POW example with all marks clean

Reference: S887
£15.00

Germany Zonal issue 1948
Germany Zonal issue 1948
Workers issues with posthorn 'all over' overprints 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 84 pfg (SG A59-60, 63-66, 68-69) and 'banded' overprints 24, 25pfg (SG A44, A45) on large piece, unaddressed, cancelled Genzenhausen (Mittelfr) with neatly struck d/r cds

Reference: S886
£20.00

OHMS envelope to Cologne, 1949
OHMS envelope to Cologne, 1949
OHMS telegram envelope sealed with with OHMS label cancelled bridged d/r cds Koln–Lindenthal 2 31 Jan 1949, & with circular cachet 'By Civilian Post, Free of Charge (Porto Frei)....'

Reference: S885
£15.00

Germany Berlin, 1952 OlympicsGermany Berlin, 1952 Olympics
Germany Berlin issues (SG B88-90) 4, 10 & 20pfg on llustrated FDC of the pre-Olympics festival in Berlin, 1952 (prior to the Games in Helsinki); with Olympic cachet dated 1952, scarce stamps

Reference: S884
£25.00

Finland 1916 with Russian censor
Finland 1916 with Russian censor
Finland 2 x 5 p Russian Arms design on commercial envelope from Tavastehus to Avo, 4 August 1915; cancelled with trilingual d/r cds; with red d/r Russian Cyrillic censor h/s Avo(Abo); b/s ABO/Turku roller d/s 5 Aug 1915; small faults to envelope at top do not detract

Reference: S883
£15.00

Egypt to Hull with Egypt to Hull with 'Retta' cancel censored 1946
Farouk 1 mil and 6 mils on defective envelope, cancelled by bilingual bridged cds, plus 10 mils Aeroplane over Pyramids airmail stamp cancelled by diamond 'Retta' h/s, from Alexandra to Hull 7 November 1946, with Egyptian censor's sealing tape & red bi-lingual diamond censor h/s No 72; age faults but a scarce combination

Reference: S882
£20.00

Belgium parcel card, 1937
Belgium parcel card, 1937
70c Leopold small definitive (SG 745) cancelled Antwerp 3 November 1937 on parcel card receipt, with 30c red on green parcel post label; pasted on reverse a news cutting (of an airship or balloon pilot)

Reference: S881
£15.00

Austria 4-fold Postanweisung PS card c 1880
Austria 4-fold Postanweisung PS card c 1880
Four-fold STEUER-POSTANWEISUNG constructed in the reply-paid card style PS; 2kr black on pink, c 1880 unused, almost as new, unusual

Reference: S880
£15.00

Australia First Flight 1931
Australia First Flight 1931
Australia KGV 2d red & Kangaroo 1/- green cancelled Waverley NSW 19 November 1931, with First Flight cachet 'Special Air Mail Flight Australia – England Nov 1931', to RAMC Cookham Camp, Aldershot; b/s Sydney boxed 'Air Mail Section GPO'

Reference: S879
£15.00

Turkey to London 1945 censored
Turkey to London 1945 censored
3 x 20k portrait issue + 1k pictorial and 2k compulsory tax stamp, cancelled Galata, Istanbul d/r bridged cds 11 February 1945(?) to London; boxed red 'NON CONTROLÉ(?) cachet; examined and resealed with British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 675'; bilingual b/s 19 2 45(?)

Reference: S878
£20.00

Switzerland registered packet to Chicago, 1938
Switzerland registered packet to Chicago, 1938
Swiss International Bodies issue (SG 352-3) cancelled Luzern d/r bridged cds; to Chicago, 29 Sept 1938; registered green label 'Duty Free Postage Stamps for Collections', 'May be opened for US Customs Inspection'; violet h/s 'Passed by US Customs Bureau Chicago'; h/s 'Letter Package' with 'Collect Ten Cents' crossed out; b/s Chicago registered cds 10 October 1938, unusual combination of marks

Reference: S877
£20.00

Portugal to London 1896 with charity label
Portugal to London 1896 with charity label
Portugal 50rs grey-blue cancelled double ring cds (slightly shaken) alongside decorative label '7th Centenary of St Antoine Festival, 12-30 June 1895'; from Oporto to London 15 May 1896; on reverse VF red London EC L AC hooded cds 17 May 1896

Reference: S876
£20.00

South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, envelope with 6d and 3d S. African 'bantams' cancelled d/r cds Illovo Beach, Natal, South Africa 8 December 1942; to POW Camp 60 Italy; faint boxed violet bi-lingual Air Mail h/s, m/s charge marks in red & blue crayon; with bi-lingual South African censor's sealing tape; b/s d/r void Italian censor's b/s: a nice combination of marks

Reference: S875
£25.00

Gold Coast registered airmail 1953
Gold Coast registered airmail 1953
Gold Coast KGVI 6d (SG 142), 2/- (SG 144), 5/- (SG145), QEII 4d (SG 159) on registered packet-envelope, by airmail from Takemadi to Beckenham, 7 June 1953 (?)(before independence), very lightly cancelled; registration label completed in red ink 'Tci(?); no clear b/s

Reference: S874
£20.00

London to Ireland Postage Due 1914
London to Ireland Postage Due 1914
Envelope unfranked from London to Cork, 6 June 1914, cancelled by London m/c d/s; with large charge mark N/2d in circle; 2d black postage due label cancelled Cork 8 June 1914; on reverse Cork d/r cds 7 June 1914: very early use of Postage Due in Ireland

Reference: S873
£25.00

GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB KEVII ˝d on PPC of Old Mill, Leatherhead, with d/r cds of Leatherhead 13 August 1910; underpaid to Transvaal; charge marks T/1A in circle, T in hexagon & m/s '10' in blue crayon; 1d Transvaal postage due label cancelled Potchefstroom 8 September (on card) and 9 September 1910 (on label): corner fault to card but a nice combination of marks

Reference: S872
£20.00