GB KGV 4d and ½d cancelled ‘Strangeways Manchester’ 29 January 1920 to Warsaw; registration label Manchester 22; opened by Polish censor and sealed with tape and large octagonal Polish censor cachet; at a time of Polish frontier conflicts(?); m/s and h/s on reverse
Parcel card franked with 5 mark pictorial (and a second missing one) on front + 5 mark, 2 x 75pfg, 20pfg and 10pfg on reverse; registration label, m/s charge marks, green customs h/s; red h/s ‘Statistik -,05 Cts’; ‘Zollamtlick’ h/s in violet (inspected by customs); from Schmölln to Lucern 3 April 1920; despite the stamp lost during inspection(?), a spectacular postal cover.
KGV King’s Head 3 x 1½d brown cancelled by slogan m/c d/s, from Australia to Lasky Studios, Hollywood; m/s “from USS Ventura 16/3/20”, “Urgent and Confidential, Please forward”; no b/s; small faults
10 fillar red on buff PS card with added adhesive 10 korona overprinted “Legi Posta 8 Korona” in red; Szombathely to Budapest 8 December 1920, cancelled Szombathely 2 (2 different cds) and Budapest 42 bridged cds; first internal airmail in Hungary
envelope with 3 x 25c Bolivar portrait (+4th on reverse)12 December 1919, registered to Rochester USA & forwarded to New Haven; with imprint ‘”Manzanares” via La Guayra’ registered h/s of Carupano & La Guaira, h/s ‘Forwarded from Rochester NY’; b/s New York, Rochester, New Haven 4, 6, 7, 9 January 1920: an interesting ‘busy’ cover
20c Bordeaux issue medium blue shade, type 3 report 1 (YT 46B) on folded flimsy letter from Béziers to Aurillac 8 February 1871, 4 good margins, 1 a base marginal, lightly cancelled GC 472, b/s Touluse 9 February 1871; the usual filing crease but well clear of the stamp, a neat clean cover of the FP War period
as description in BPS auction 29 (code 5017) starting price £25
French ‘no value’ stamp cancelled ‘Bureau Postal Interarmées 628’ 31 July 2003, on a British Airmail envelope, to Totnes; from the French-led force restoring order in the Bunia region of the Congo. This was the first EU military operation outside Europe and without Nato, with a British contingent of Engineers; notes on the operation are included: very scarce and the only example I have seen
1920 cover to Sheffield with the stamps cancelled by partial FRANKENBERG (SACHSEN) postmarks dated 13.3.20.
1920 cover to London with stamps cancelled by partial POSTA MILITARE 15 postmarks dated 15.12.20. Creased!