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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 (c) Four Kings, most recent first.
GB Telegram 1942 censoredGB Telegram 1942 censored
Cable & Wireless illustrated cablegram "Via Imperial"; red h/s "EBM6909" and violet h/s CGA; from Birmingham to Bardford, Warwicks 22 July 1942; with crown "Passed by Censor" cachet; colourful and spectacular. (Sorry no picture. the system keep showing the wrong one - it keeps printing the wrong file and I cannot unscramble the error - this belongs to S1120. A scan can be sent separately)

Reference: S1119
£25.00

GB 2/6 value used 1941GB 2/6 value used 1941
GB KGVI 2/6 brown plus 3d deep violet on envelope to British Guiana, inscribed "Via North Atlantic Air Service"; cancelled Harrogate 20 December 1941 m/c d/s; censor tape 'Examined by C34"; b/s Air Mail GPO British Guiana

Reference: S1118
£30.00

GB to USA Not Found 1952GB to USA Not Found 1952
2 x KGVI 8d cancelled with VF s/r cds St Johns Wood B.D. NW 8 code D 29 January 1952, registered air mail; violet h/s 'CANNOT BE FOUND' 'DIRECTORY SERVICE GIVEN SOUTH CENTRAL STN' with pointing finger cachet & boxed 'Return to Sender'; red ink m/s 'Letter only'; Chicago and New York b/s 2-5 Feb & St Johns Wood day of sending; a nice combination

Reference: S1117
£25.00

GB from Base Army to London 1943GB from Base Army to London 1943
6 x KGVI 3d + 2 x 1d all cancelled BASE ARMY POST OFFICE 4 (then in Egypt) airmail; sealed with censors tape "Opened by Censor PC22" in red; tied by small diamond cachet 8 (front and back); 1/8d rate

Reference: S1116
£25.00

GB to French Zone of Germany 1948GB to French Zone of Germany 1948
GB KGVI 6d on envelope to Landau, French Zone of Germany; cancelled Enfield m/c d/s 27 July 1948; destination partially blacked out and m/s "2/8 return" & violet h/s 'Zurüch' added; with typed note 'Wenn unbestellbar, bitte zurück an umsthende Adresse' ('if address unknown please contact the address overleaf'); on reverse small label 'décédé'

Reference: S1115
£25.00

GB Naval mail c 1915GB Naval mail c 1915
KGV 1d scarlet cancelled by VF black h/s cross naval censor cachet; m/s "Passed by Censor" and signature; very fine example

Reference: S1114
£24.00

GB Naval Censor c1915GB Naval Censor c1915
KGV d yellow-green with E14 marginal coding; both cancelled with VF black h/s cross naval censor cachet; no b/s; spectacular cancel
KGV 1/2 d yellow-green with E14 marginal coding; both cancelled with VF black h/s cross; naval censor cachet; no b/s; spectacular cancel
Reference: S1113
£25.00

1917 propaganda card (British soldier & Turk)1917 propaganda card (British soldier & Turk)
Privately printed satirical greetings card, 1917, showing British soldier fighting a Turk against a map of Ottoman Arabia and the Persian Gulf, showing the British Post offices; probably rare, NSB; minor corner fault

Reference: S1092
£40.00

GB Postage Due on P.O. Foreign Parcels form 1968
GB Postage Due on P.O. Foreign Parcels form 1968
Postage Dues 8 x 5/-, 4 x 10/-, 1/-, 6d, 2d (SG D59, D63, D64, D66, D67) for total of 4.1.8 in respect of '2 returned foreign parcels'; cancelled with oval registered d/s Kettering, Northants, 6 Dec 1968; on Post office form P325B

Reference: S1029
£15.00

Card to a US Revenue Cutter, forwarded, 1906
Card to a US Revenue Cutter, forwarded, 1906
Card to a US Revenue Cutter, forwarded, 1906
GB KE7 1d red cancelled Cardiff m/c d/s 3 May 1906, to US Revenue Cutter 'Perry', Astoria, Oregon; forwarded with cds and cachet 'Forwarded Astoria Oregon 5 June 1906'; to Seattle

Reference: S1028
£20.00

GB vaccination certificate, KEVII imprinted, c1905
GB vaccination certificate, KEVII imprinted, c1905
GB vaccination certificate, KEVII imprinted, c1905
Vaccination certificate with imprinted GB KE7 1/2d value complete (almost) document printed in black and red; not used but addressed to the vaccination officer in Mitcham, Croydon, Surrey; most unusual KE7 cover (NSB); small piece missing from bottom (clear of text); noted in Huggins but not thus

Reference: S1007
£50.00

British Levant 40 paras registered envelope unused
British Levant 40 paras registered envelope unused
GB KEVII 2d + 1d registered envelope, larger format, overprinted REGn.FEE.40 paras.; fine unused, slight 'patterning' on the flap

Reference: S1001
£20.00

GB to Bombay 1944 censored
GB to Bombay 1944 censored
GB KGVI 1d x 3, 2d, 2d x 4 (for 1/3 rate) from Millom, Cumberland to Bombay, with d/r cds 18 January 1944 & MS 'By Air Mail'; censor tape 'Opened by Examiner P.C.90'; tied with shield type crown h/s 'Passed DHC/50' & h/s on front DHC/126; forwarded to 10/12th F.F.R. Sialkot; b/s Bombay 15 Mar 1944 + unclear cds 17 March

Reference: S981
£16.00

GB to India readdressed to France 1915
GB to India readdressed to France 1915
2 x GB KGV d on PPC of Admiral Jellicoe from Marby, Glamorgan to the Interpreter Poona Horse, Indian Cavalry, France; readdressed to French mission St Omer; then forwarded to a Camp de Cav Bratonne (?); m/s in red ink 'Dépot du 41e Artillerie'; Fr. Military css TRESOR et POSTES 2 23 April 1915; did it arrive ?

Reference: S980
£20.00

GB Fiscal Duty on Life Insurance 1910
GB Fiscal Duty on Life Insurance 1910
Receipt for duty on a life insurance annuity, 31 January 1910 with imprinted red receipt stamp on full document from the Inland Revenue (Form No 9); form fully completed by solicitors

Reference: S964
£20.00

GB KGVI  d First Peacetime Voyage S.S. Onward 1945
GB KGVI d First Peacetime Voyage S.S. Onward 1945
GB KGVI d light green on special envelope inscribed with decorative heading "Maiden Voyage SS 'Onward' American Pioneer Line", "1st Peacetime voyage to England"; from London to New York, 18 October 1945; red & green pictorial arrival h/s 'Received' and 'New York Nov 3 1945'; with other cachets; not common

Reference: S962
£20.00

GB KGVI Red Cross 1942
GB KGVI Red Cross 1942
KGVI 2d blue cancelled London m/c d/s 12 October 1942 to Worsley, Manchester with large 5cm circular red cachet "British Red Cross & St John War Organisation"; on reverse handstamp "if undelivered please forward to Foreign Relations Department, British Red Cross of Order of St John"; some wear due to age but scarce wartime Red Cross

Reference: S961
£25.00

Transatlantic 1st Flight, mixed franking 1939
Transatlantic 1st Flight, mixed franking 1939
GB KGV 1/- and KGVI 3d + US 30c from London to New York and back; cancelled London FS (5?) Aug 1939, New York 6 Aug 1939; on special envelope inscribed 'Transatlantic First Service....by Imperial Airways" and m/s "Caribou" in red; b/s New York 6 August and 8 August

Reference: S906
£20.00

GB 1st Flight England-Scandinavia 1936
GB 1st Flight England-Scandinavia 1936
GB KGV 2d on special airmail envelope inscribed 'Opening of the Air Mail Service by British Airways, England-Scandinavia'; from London 17 March 1936, b/s MALMO 17 March 1936

Reference: S905
£20.00

Letter to POW in Suffolk 1947, RTS
Letter to POW in Suffolk 1947, RTS
d/r bridged cds Berlin N 65g (French Zone) on envelope with m/s date 16 November 1947 to POW Camp Debach, Woodbridge; m/s 'Kriegsgefangenenpost'; red h/s "Addressee repatriated/Return to Sender"; long legible letter in German; some faults to envelope but a scarce useage

Reference: S902
£40.00

GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB KGVI 3d deep violet on envelope cancelled London WC m/c d/s 7 Jan 1941; opened by British censor & re-sealed with tape reading 'Opened by Examiner 2563'; b/s Havana, Cuba slogan d/s 31 January 1941; some faults to envelope

Reference: S901
£15.00

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

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

British POW letter to Stalag XIA 1945
British POW letter to Stalag XIA 1945
2d POW air letter to a British POW in Stalag XIA, cancelled Stafford m/c d/s 10 January 1945; from a mother to her son; no censor marks; no b/s; some age marks

Reference: S816
£16.00

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