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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 Cinderella, most recent first.
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

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

National Trust Labels on Tintagel Card
National Trust Labels on Tintagel Card
PPC of Old Post Office, Tintagel, Cornwall franked with 4 fine National Trust 'stamps' 1p, 3p, 5p, 10p; cancelled by large s/r cds THE OLD POST OFFICE, TINTAGEL

Reference: S935
£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

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

Egypt leave certificate 1901
Egypt leave certificate 1901
Leave of absence certificate for a military civilian helper ('Sirdar's typewriter') from 6 August to 6 October 1901; signed by Mudir of the Province, Cairo; some faults but rarely seen

Reference: S849
£15.00

GB Postal Strike 1971, Bexhill
GB Postal Strike 1971, Bexhill
Postal strike private post 'stamp' 2½d red Bexhill Delivery Service, operated by Bruce Co 16 Sea Road, cancelled with h/s 18.2.71.14.00; design with entwined SA (or AS);on long envelope, no b/s

Reference: S831
£18.00

GB Postal Strike 1971 Budleigh-Salterton
GB Postal Strike 1971 Budleigh-Salterton
Postal strike stamp inscribed 'Postage Paid 6d (2½p) cancelled with fine cds 'During the National Postal Strike - the post… Raleigh Stamp Postal Service 19 Feb 71', on a local letter in Budleigh Salterton; scarce 'stamp' slight faults to envelope

Reference: S829
£20.00

GB postal strike 1971, Coventry
GB postal strike 1971, Coventry
Commercial use of postal strike carrier service; letter from Coventry to Chiswick, London on 2? February 1971 bearing private label of 'Loadrunner Transport Services Ltd, Coventry, Inland Post 2/-'; no b/s

Reference: S828
£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

B.E.A Airletter Stamps, 1953 
B.E.A Airletter Stamps, 1953
GB 2½ Coronation (SG 532) on long envelope with added British European Airways "stamps" 1/9d, 1/2d, 8d cancelled with boxed "Waterloo Air Terminal" 25 November 1943, to British European Airways, Birmingham. with small added h/s "To Be Posted on Arrival". m/s on reverse states "flown in by helicopter".

Reference: S614
£25.00

Germany 1909 Zeppelin PPC with exhibition labelGermany 1909 Zeppelin PPC with exhibition labelGermany 1909 Zeppelin PPC with exhibition label
24 August 1909 5pfg Germania on fine PPC of the International Airship Exhibition Frankfurt 1909, with cameo portrait of Count von Z, to Vienna; scarce publicity label for 'Internationale Luftschiffahrt Austellung Frankfurt' on reverse of the card, fine Air Expo & Zeppelin item

Reference: S570
£35.00

NORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABELNORWAY MULTI-FRANKED COVER WITH RED CROSS LABEL
Posthorn design 5 x 1, 5 x 2, 5 x 3 øre + 10 & 20 øre (total 60 øre) cancelled with Oslo slogan d/s to Liverpool 13 December 1951(?) with added Norway Red Cross label, no b/s; a spectacular franking

Reference: S510
£20.00

GB LONDON STAMP EXHIBITION COMMEMORATIVE CARD WITH LABELS 1937GB LONDON STAMP EXHIBITION COMMEMORATIVE CARD WITH LABELS 1937
GB KGVI ½d deep green on illustrated envelope for the London Stamp Exhibition 'One Hundred Years of Postal Progress' 1837-1937, posted within London; with two added labels, '1937 all Empire Mails by Air', 'an Imperial Airways Empire Flying Boat' & large blue label 'London Stamp Exhibition 16-20 October 1937', cancelled with the large violet cachet of the exhibition; a spectacular combination

Reference: S491
£25.00

GB PHILATELIC CONGRESS 1951 + LABELGB PHILATELIC CONGRESS 1951 + LABEL
2 x GB KGVI ½d orange cancelled with large cachet '33rd Philatelic Congress of Gt Britain Felixstowe 29 May 1951' & alongside a large 3d red publicity label for the Festival of Britain, to London; nice combination

Reference: S465
£20.00

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

SPAIN, ENVELOPE TO CAIRO WITH STAMP EXHIBITION PUBLICITYSPAIN, ENVELOPE TO CAIRO WITH STAMP EXHIBITION PUBLICITYSPAIN, ENVELOPE TO CAIRO WITH STAMP EXHIBITION PUBLICITY
Spanish 10c, 15c, 50c definitives cancelled with Barcelona roller datestamp; Egyptian Arabic Inspector's mark (censor?)' on reverse a large publicity label for the Internatiional Stamp Exhibition San Sebastian 1948

Reference: S425
£12.50

SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8SWITZERLAND FISCALS ON PASSPORT VISA 1947-8
Italian Switzerland; on front of passport page (numbered 5 & 6) 3 large Italian 50 lire red revenue stamps 'Concessioni Governative atti Amministrativi' cancelled s/r 'Questura di Sondrio' & cachet 'Commissariato di Confine Campocologno'; on reverse a further 50 lire + 100 lire 'Atti Esteri Passaporti'; dated 15.8.47 & 14.8.48; pages from a passport used as visas; colourful & unusual

Reference: S422
£12.00

CZECHOSLOVAKIA METER MARK 1948CZECHOSLOVAKIA METER MARK 1948CZECHOSLOVAKIA METER MARK 1948
Praha 1 star-shaped meter mark on envelope with bilingual Airmail etiquette, to St Louis USA 9 April 1948: on reverse a neat grey-blue 'Sokol' publicity label XI 1948 sealing the flap

Reference: S313
£15.00

BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870BILL OF EXCHANGE FROM ADELAIDE TO YORKSHIRE 1870
6d violet & red Foreign Bill revenue stamp on reverse of £30 bill of exchange from Adelaide, Australia to Halifax, Yorkshire, 10 October 1870; small faults to document, stamp fine and very scarce use thus

Reference: S298
£25.00

LIECHTENSTEIN, SCOTTISH SCOUTS MEETING 1963LIECHTENSTEIN, SCOTTISH SCOUTS MEETING 1963
Liechtenstein pictorials (SG 380, 381) in pairs with marginal text, on envelope from Schann 5 August 1963 to Scarborough; with poster stamp of the 'First Glasgow Group Boy Scouts Liechtenstein Camp 1963', with similar Liechtenstein commemorative cancellation: also with similar cachet on the reverse & one for the Feldkirch Austria Camp 1963

Reference: S287
£20.00

GB 50th ANNIVERSARY OF AIRCRAFT LANDING ON A MOVING SHIP 1967GB 50th ANNIVERSARY OF AIRCRAFT LANDING ON A MOVING SHIP 1967GB 50th ANNIVERSARY OF AIRCRAFT LANDING ON A MOVING SHIP 1967
GB 3d Wilding + 2 commemorative labels of the event, cancelled with slogan d/s 'Ship through the Port of London' 2 August 1967 & special cachet, on PPC of the landing on HMS Furious 2 August 1917

Reference: S279
£18.00

SWITZERLAND PROPER FELDPOST MAIL FRANKED WITH SWISS ARMY STAMP 1941SWITZERLAND PROPER FELDPOST MAIL FRANKED WITH SWISS ARMY STAMP 1941
A Swiss Army stamp 'Festung Sargans' on field post envelope, cancelled Arbeits KP 421 Feldpost plus cachet ARMEEFILMSIENST A-Kdo.Sektion Heer und H..; re-addressed to another feldpost unit; backstamped Feldpost/Poste de Campagne 17, 14 VIII 41, a rare correct use of the feldpost system and its propaganda labels

Reference: S252
£25.00

KENYA KGVI HIGHER VALUES USED ON A VISA TO PAY FEES, 1941KENYA KGVI HIGHER VALUES USED ON A VISA TO PAY FEES, 1941
KUT KGVI pictorail issues 5/-, 2/-, 1/- affixed to a visa page torn from a passport, cancelled with a large oval cachet 'British Passport Control / Colony & Protectorate of Kenya' in violet, with MS date 8 September 1941; on reverse are visa handstamps of November 1936 & June 1939. The values used are the early printings with the scarcer perforations: the 5/- had a corner fault when used. A rare survival of such a useage

Reference: S229
£50.00

GB LONDON 1960 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION COVER PLUS CERTIFICATE OF POSTINGGB LONDON 1960 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION COVER PLUS CERTIFICATE OF POSTINGGB LONDON 1960 INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION COVER PLUS CERTIFICATE OF POSTING
1960 Tercentenary of the General Letter Office 1/3 stamp (SG 620) on registered envelope from the London International Stamp Exhibition 1960 with illustration and special cachets (front and back), to Redhill: plus the certificate of posting for this cover, a rare combination and a fine exhibition item.

Reference: S165
£20.00