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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 Europe Other Countries, most recent first.
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

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

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

Turkey, mail to England 1944 censored
Turkey, mail to England 1944 censored
10k portrait +2k obligatory tax stamp; cancelled Istanbul d/r cds 5 September 1944; to Leicester; British censor's tape 'opened by Examiner 3601' ; no b/s

Reference: S839
£21.00

Canada to Bulgaria 1933, forwarded 
Canada to Bulgaria 1933, forwarded
5c Royal William commemorative (SG 331) cancelled with slogan d/s 'Place Home Address on All Mail'; from Winnipeg, 13 September 1933, to Pleven, Bulgaria; readdressed to Sofia; h/s Sofia 25 Sept, Pleven 26 Sept, Sofia 30 Sept 1933

Reference: S824
£20.00

Latvia official mail 1865
Latvia official mail 1865
Printed document in German concerning the German Lutherian Church in Riga dated 16 December 1865; official stampless folded letter to Marienburg cancelled Riga 8(?)December 1865 (note diffeence in Russian and other calendars)

Reference: S822
£20.00

Italy to Dalmatia, 1942 censored
Italy to Dalmatia, 1942 censored
Italy to Dalmatia, 1942 censored
1 lire and 1.75 definitives cancelled PADOVA CORRISP. PACCHI; to Split, Dalmatia, 20 June 1942, registered 'Via Aerea'; censor's tape Verificato per Censura' tied on reverse with d/r cds 24 June 1942 'Restituita....Comm. Prov. Cens. Spalato'; b/s 'Ancona Centro...' 22 June, 'Spalato Poste (Dalmazia)' 24 June 1942; a striking combination

Reference: S809
£25.00

Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Austria to Finland, Censored 1951
Costume issue 15g, 60g & 1s on commercial envelope from Vienna to Finland, 2 March 1951; cancelled Wien 101 roller d/s; opened by censor and sealed with plain tape; Austrian censor cachet Z1 252; b/s Noormarkku 25 March 1941; sealed with colourful Vienna Fair label

Reference: S787
£15.00

German occupation of Russian Poland, 1916
German occupation of Russian Poland, 1916
German occupation of Russian Poland, 1916
PPC of a village in Russian Poland when occupied by the Germans, from Garwolin to Breslau, fine bridged cds Garwolin 20 September 1916; military cachet '4 Comp. Landst-Bataillon, Strisgau'; clear cachets

Reference: S785
£15.00

France Film Festival 1946 to Warsaw, Returned
France Film Festival 1946 to Warsaw, Returned
Cannes Film Festival Air Day; Gandon 2fr and 15fr cancelled s/r cds 'Festival du Film, Cannes', with green festival labels and boxed cachet, to Warsaw Poland 22 September 1946; s/r cds Warszawa 10 October 1948; b/s Warsaw 2 28 September 1948; and a 2nd light Warsaw d/s; presumably returned

Reference: S716
£15.00

Jugoslavia Parcel Card, 1921Jugoslavia Parcel Card, 1921
Early type parcel card (Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes) registered No 924 PPSR, franked with King Alexander 50 paras & King Peter 3 x 4 dinars, 10 dinars, cancelled by bridged cds Britzene (Vrnjci)(?) 21 August 1921; on reverse indistinct BEDGRAD (?) arrival cds 23 August 1921; a nice franking

Reference: S687
£20.00

GB 2½d UPU used alone to AthensGB 2½d UPU used alone to Athens
PUC 2½d (SG 437) used alone on plain envelope from London to Athens 16 June 1929; cancelled d/r m/c d/s & cds; 2½d foreign surface mail rate; no b/s

Reference: S683
£21.00

Roumania registered to Germany, 1912Roumania registered to Germany, 1912Roumania registered to Germany, 1912
4 x 5 bani King Carol pale green on envelope; Bucharest to Chemnitz cancelled 23 March 1912 Bucuresti Recomandate; on reverse block of 6 of the same stamp with the same cancellation; b/s Chemnitz 25 March 1912; a striking cover of the period

Reference: S654
£20.00

Lithuanian passport with consular stamps, 1928
Lithuanian passport with consular stamps, 1928
Lithuanian passport with consular stamps, 1928
Passport No 1093 issued with photo i.d. (female), 2 very fine coloured 5 litu fiscal stamps cancelled with violet cachet of the Lithuanian Consulate, with other revenue stamps on 3 pages and 2 more on visas page, dated 19 October 1928; very unusual and seldom seen

Reference: S646
£50.00

Lithuanian Passport with consular stamp, 1928
Lithuanian Passport with consular stamp, 1928
Lithuanian Passport with consular stamp, 1928
Passport No. 1409 issued with photo i.d. (male). Lovely coloured 10 litu fiscal stamp cancelled with violet cachet of the Lithuanian Consulate, with other revenue stamps on 3 other pages and 5 more on the visas page, dated 18 December 1928: very unusual and seldom seen

Reference: S645
£50.00

GE KEVII with control numbers, Manchester to Constantinople 1909
GE KEVII with control numbers, Manchester to Constantinople 1909
GE KEVII with control numbers, Manchester to Constantinople 1909
QV 1d pink PS envelope, uprated with KEVII 1d red control H8 and 1/2d light green Control G7, cancelled Manchester m/c d/s; b/s VF British Post Office, Constantinople 24 Dec 1909; Very scarce combination £40.00

Reference: S585
£40.00

Lithuania multi-franked airmail cover to Moscow 1930Lithuania multi-franked airmail cover to Moscow 1930
registered airmail envelope franked with commemorative issue (airmail stamps) 5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 60 centu & 1 litas, 7 June 1930, to the Italian Ambassador, Moscow, b/s Moscow 2 different cachets, colourful cover

Reference: S579
£25.00

RUSSIAN STAMP USED IN ESTONIA JANUARY 1941RUSSIAN STAMP USED IN ESTONIA JANUARY 1941
30 kopek Russian airman small definitive cancelled d/r Torgu, Eesti (Saaremaal Island) 14 January 1941; b/s Tallin 16 January 1941; during the Russian Soviet occupation August 1940 - October 1941; probably an official cover

Reference: S523
£20.00

JUGOSLAVIA POSTAGE DUE COVER 1983JUGOSLAVIA POSTAGE DUE COVER 1983
4d Jugoslavia small pictorial cancelled Markovci Pri Ptuju (?) to Ljubljana; large 'T' taxe h/s; 2 x 100 para small pictorials overwritten with MS italic 'Porto' for use as postage dues, cancelled Ljubljana 20 August 1983; nice combination

Reference: S469
£20.00

YUGOSLAVIA CHAINBREAKER CANCELLED WITH (SLOVENIA) RAILWAY TPOYUGOSLAVIA CHAINBREAKER CANCELLED WITH (SLOVENIA) RAILWAY TPO
Yugoslavia 20v purple-brown Chainbreaker (SG 101?) Slovenia issue (stated to be Carinthia)cancelled with blue railway TPO 'Posin-Uraq-Gelovedc'(?); no backstamp, and despite a vertical fold to the envelope an attractive piece

Reference: S464
£20.00

HUNGARY / CROATIA PS CARD FROM ZAGREB 1899HUNGARY / CROATIA PS CARD FROM ZAGREB 1899
Hungarian 2 kreuzer brown on cream PS card with superb Zagrab/Zagreb bilingual oval dastestamp 22 April 1899, to Leipzig, with arrival cds 24 April 1899

Reference: S457
£15.00

BULGARIA REGISTERED AIRMAIL ON PS ENVELOPE 1958BULGARIA REGISTERED AIRMAIL ON PS ENVELOPE 1958BULGARIA REGISTERED AIRMAIL ON PS ENVELOPE 1958
2 Bulgarian pictorials (SG 1036-7) uprating an illustrated 20stot PS envelope, cancelled by bi-lingual Sliven cds 26 December 1958 to Czechoslovakia; with registered label and airmail etiquette; on the reverse the flaps are sealed by 5 x 4stot propaganda labels, (could not trace these), imperf or rough perf, cancelled with the Sliven cds: the address part of the envelope has been cut away

Reference: S450
£16.00

CYPRUS REPUBLIC ISSUE 1962 TO OHIOCYPRUS REPUBLIC ISSUE 1962 TO OHIO
Cyprus QEII New Currency issue 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 40 mils (SG 188-192 - possibly 192a, 197) overprinted 'Cyprus Republic' in Greek & Turkish, cancelled with d/r cds Nicosia 18 February 1962, on Airmail envelope to Ohio USA; no backstamps

Reference: S416
£15.00

BULGARIA COMMERCIAL ENVELOPE WITH BULGARIA COMMERCIAL ENVELOPE WITH BULGARIA COMMERCIAL ENVELOPE WITH 'SILVER' LION ISSUE 1938
Commercial registered envelope from Sophia to Basel franked with a pair of the albino style 'silver' Lion stamps, cancelled with bi-lingual s/r cds Sophia 10 August 1028; on reverse 3 large advertising seals of the sender 'Transbalkania' and Basel arrival cds 13 August 1928; attractive cover

Reference: S413
£15.00