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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.

Items in category Balkans, most recent first.
Bulgaria Sunday delivery 1944Bulgaria Sunday delivery 1944
Registered envelope with 3 Bulgarian stamps, cancelled s/r bilingual cds Bourgas, 21 July 1944, with registered label and Sunday Delivery stamp (SG 499); b/s Sophia 22(?)July 1944; unusual

Reference: S1121
£24.00

Jugoslavia Postal Conference Fund FDCJugoslavia Postal Conference Fund FDC
Postal Employees Fund (SG432-6) FDC on special envelope, registered; hexagon cachet in red PTT...Zagreb; s/r cds Zagreb 1 March 1940; b/s Mitrovia 2 March 1940, colourful cover

Reference: S1069
£20.00

Turkey Passport Page 1947 with fiscal stampsTurkey Passport Page 1947 with fiscal stamps
Passport page (No 009471) franked (front and back) with 6 fiscal stamps, 21 March 1947, Kilirisar?

Reference: S1065
£20.00

Greece Currency Inspection 1936 to French MoroccoGreece Currency Inspection 1936 to French MoroccoGreece Currency Inspection 1936 to French Morocco
On front 7d pictorial and on reverse 8d pictorial + 2 x 50 lepta on 20 lepta; cancelled with d/r bridged cds Peireus (Athens) 7 November 1938, to French Morocco; red crayon "Surtaxe insufficante" (endorsed by signature); opened and resealed by currency control authorities; tied by large cachet; b/s m/c d/s CASABLANCA 10 Nov 1938

Reference: S1064
£20.00

Austrian Occupation of Serbia censored reply paid card 1918 Austrian Occupation of Serbia censored reply paid card 1918
Austrian occupation of Serbia, complete reply paid card, both parts franked and registered; from Sofia, 29 March 1918 (Julian Calendar, 10 April Gregorian Calendar) 1918 to Geneva; Austrian PS card with added 3 heller Austro-Hungarian Military Post issue with Austrian and Serbian censor handstamps; to exiled Serb in Switzerland

Reference: S1058
£35.00

Bulgarian Occupation of Serbia, 1918
Bulgarian Occupation of Serbia, 1918
Occupation of Serbia by Bulgaria WW1; 50 stot pictorial cancelled T in circle 'taxe' h/s, with s/r cds Kiupria 22 December 1918; to Kromburg?; no b/s; philatelic use

Reference: S1034
£15.00

Bulgarian Occupation of Serbia, 1918
Bulgarian Occupation of Serbia, 1918
Occupation of Serbia by Bulgaria WW1; 30 stot pictorial cancelled T in circle 'taxe' h/s, s/r cds Kiupria 22 December 1918, to Kromburg?; no b/s; philatelic use

Reference: S1033
£15.00

Turkey registered to Serbia 1921
Turkey registered to Serbia 1921
Turkey registered to Serbia 1921
5 Turkish pictorials 2 x 7½ pi on 3 pi, 60 paras on 10 paras, 5 pi, 1pi unsurcharged, for 21 piasters 60 paras rate; from Istanbul to Belgrade, 16 November 1921; boxed R registration h/s ms 868; b/s STAMBOUL 16 Nov 1921; BEOGRAD 18 Nov 1921

Reference: S998
£35.00

Roumanian PO in Levant 1896
Roumanian PO in Levant 1896
Roumanian PO in Levant 1896
Pair Romania 10 bani green (perf 13½) surcharged 20 paras 20 in a 'watery' h/s, on reverse of envelope, cleanly cancelled 'Posta Romana Cospoli', with 2nd unclear different cds alongside (Constantinople?), unaddressed but possibly with address label removed; rare use, probably philatelic?; used on mail on Romanian ship post Constanza-Constantinoople; on front VF d/r cds Ploesti Gara 28 March 1896, very scarce

Reference: S993
£40.00

Fiume Esperanto label and cachet 1957
Fiume Esperanto label and cachet 1957
1 din Yugoslavia allegory design, plus red and green 'primitive' label, rouletted, for Esperanto Congress; both cancelled with special d/s in green 9e INTERNACIA FERVOJISTA ESPERANTO KONGRESO RIJEKA 15.V.1957

Reference: S977
£20.00

Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1939 
Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1939 
Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1939
Parcel card cancelled with d/r bridged cds JLMENAU 15 April 1939, VILLARCH 19 April small label Villach 2 and unclear light red boxed h/s; blue crayon m/s charge mark; on reverse Yugoslavia Revenue stamps 2 x 2dinar + 2 x 2marks cancelled Zagreb, with inspector˘s cachets

Reference: S923
£25.00

Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1937 
Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1937 
Yugoslavia Parcel Card 1937
German parcel card cancelled with red oval d/s 'Leverkusen 1.G WERK Gebühr Bezahlt'; blue crayon charge mark; cds Munich 26 Nov 1937 and unclear cds 28 Nov; on reverse Yugoslavia revenues 2 x 2 mks with Slavonic cancellations '...Magazin', & 5 dinars orange cancelled Zagreb 2 3 December 1937, nice combination

Reference: S922
£25.00

Yugoslavia (Slovenia) postal cheque 1921
Yugoslavia (Slovenia) postal cheque 1921
Yugoslavia (Slovenia) postal cheque 1921
Postal document (for transfer of money?) with red cachet "Posta Cekovni hrad/S.H.S./Ljubljani 20 IV 1921" from Javornik; on reverse strip of 4 x 15 paras Slovenia Porto red overprints cancelled Javornik 25 IV 1921

Reference: S848
£25.00

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