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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 Exhibitions, most recent first.
Austria commemorative card 1909
Austria commemorative card 1909
Austria commemorative card 1909
5 Heller green on buff commemorative PS card with illustration of the Battle of Aspern (May 1809) on the obverse; pre-cancelled with the Battle Centenary Exhibition special d/s, Vienna 22 May 1909

Reference: S819
£15.00

RPSL Red Cross Fund envelope, May 1940
RPSL Red Cross Fund envelope, May 1940
Stamp centenary ½d, 1d, ½d cancelled with large red cds with Red Cross symbol, on illustrated envelope of the Royal Philatelic Society Centenary Exhibition, in aid of the Red Cross and St John Fund, special FDC; on reverse an imprint of a penny black;

Reference: S736
£24.00

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

Cannes Film Festival 1946 to Oslo, returned
Cannes Film Festival 1946 to Oslo, returned
Cannes Film Festival Air Day; Gandon 2 fr & 15fr cancelled s/r cds 'Festival du Film, Cannes' + boxed cachet 'Cannes Journée de l'Air' with green festival labels, to Oslo, Sweden; h/s "RETUR"; b/s Oslo 29 September and returned to Cannes

Reference: S715
£15.00

German International Motor Show, 1939German International Motor Show, 1939German International Motor Show, 1939
Germany 6+4pfg, 12+8pfg, 25+15pfg (SG 574-6)commemorative issue for the International Motor Show, Berlin, 1939; on souvenir card with imprint on reverse of the Dresdner Bank, Berlin & the Länderbank, Vienna; a neat clean item

Reference: S690
£25.00

GB KGV 1d on Stamp Exhibition card 1912GB KGV 1d on Stamp Exhibition card 1912GB KGV 1d on Stamp Exhibition card 1912
GB KGV 1d on a special 'stamp' postcard, from a stamp dealer (W.T.Wilson) with a stand at the Jubilee International Stamp Exhibition, London 1912, held at the Royal Horticultural Hall, with the special cancellation for the event 18 October 1912, addressed to Cleveland, Ohio USA: attractive early 'philatelic' item

Reference: S648
£16.00

France 1900 Exhibition Paris 
France 1900 Exhibition Paris
15c Type Sage cancelled with VF double strike (not a Daguin d/s?), Paris Exhibition Presse 18 October 1900, within Paris; small faults to top of envelope but otherwise a nice Exhibition item

Reference: S617
£20.00

Czech Stamp Exhibition in London unaddressed cover, 1943
Czech Stamp Exhibition in London unaddressed cover, 1943
Czech Stamp Exhibition in London unaddressed cover, 1943
large folded envelope with GB KGVI 2½d cancelled with green bi-lingual roller d/s for the Czech Stamp Exhibition in London 1943; plus a miniature sheet of the Czech Exiles in London inscribed 1918-43; cancelled with green cds CSPP Czechoslovak Field Post

Reference: S611
£20.00

France, Paris Exhibition envelope to Kent, 1931, inspected
France, Paris Exhibition envelope to Kent, 1931, inspected
France 10c Type Blanc + 15c, 50c, 1f 50c Colonial Exhibition issue (SG 413a, 488, 490,491) cancelled with the Exhibition cds, on envelope by Airmail to Kent 10 August 1931; with a green h/s 'VU: Le Contrôleur' and signed (rare use - checked for the correct Airmail rate?); b/s Paris Gare du Nord Avion

Reference: S610
£20.00

London Stamp Exhibition 1937 souvenir envlope used locally
London Stamp Exhibition 1937 souvenir envlope used locally
GB 2½d KGVI cancelled London SW1 19 October 1937 on 2nd Annual London Stamp Exhibition envelope to Streatham; blue 1937 "All Empire Mails by Air" label (Imperial Airways) cancelled with blue exhibition cachet; also with large orange exhibition label; no b/s

Reference: S609
£25.00

London Stamp Exhibition 1937, souvenir envelope to Kenya
London Stamp Exhibition 1937, souvenir envelope to Kenya
London Stamp Exhibition 1937, souvenir envelope to Kenya
GB KGVI 1½d cancelled London SW1, 20 October 1937, on a 2nd Annual London Stamp Exhibition souvenir envelope; with blue 1937 "All Empire Mails By Air" Imperial Airways label cancelled with special double-ring exhibition cachet; on reverse, a large orange exhibition label with the exhibition cachet and a single ring cds "GILGIE" Kenya arrival

Reference: S608
£25.00

France "LFrance "L'Aérogramme" journal used in Beauvais 1931
1c Type Blanc on GC paper (SG 354, YT 107e) on copy of Monthly Stamp Journal "L'Aérogramme", with interesting text including the Schneider Trophy and adverts, alongside publicity label for the Metz Fair September-October 1931, all the stamps cancelled Beauvais roller d/s, to Asnieres: attractive Aviation & Exhibition item

Reference: S575
£25.00

France "LFrance "L'Aérogramme" journal used Paris 1931 during the Colonial Exhibition
2 x 1c Type Blanc (SG 288a, YT 107) on copy of Monthly Stamp Journal "L'Aérogramme", with interesting text and adverts, alongside publicity label for the Paris International Colonial Exhibition 1931, posted from the Exhibition and thus the stamps cancelled with the Exhibition postmark, to Troyes: attractive Aviation & Exhibition item

Reference: S574
£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

DENMARK "NEPA" PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1936DENMARK "NEPA" PHILATELIC EXHIBITION 1936
Fine illustrated envelope "NEPA - Nordeuropæisk Frimærkeudstilling i Horsens 5-6-7 September 1936"; First Flight Horsens-Copenhagen with special red cachet, and with the datestamp of the Exhibition cancelling 50 øre & 5 øre stamps 5 September 1936, Copenhagen to Brussels; a striking & scarce combination

Reference: S496
£35.00

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

SOUTH AFRICA ILLUSTRATED AIRMAIL CARD FOR 1937 EXHIBITIONSOUTH AFRICA ILLUSTRATED AIRMAIL CARD FOR 1937 EXHIBITIONSOUTH AFRICA ILLUSTRATED AIRMAIL CARD FOR 1937 EXHIBITION
½d Springbok cancelled with special d/r bi-lingual cds 'Empire Exhibition Johannesburg' 2 January 1937, to London E 11, on fine illustrated postal card with photo on reverse of a Mail Van at Rand Airport, fine condition & attractive

Reference: S490
£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

AUSTRIA 1935 FRANZ-JOSEPH EXHIBITION CARD WITH POSTER STAMPAUSTRIA 1935 FRANZ-JOSEPH EXHIBITION CARD WITH POSTER STAMP
Austria 3 small costume definitives, 1, 4 & 6 groschen, +24 groschen pictorial, cancelled with oval cachet 'Kaiser-Franz-Joseph-Ausstellung, Schönbrunn, Wien 19 Juli 1935; on official exhibition card of Kaiserin Elisabeth; with black & grey Exhibition poster stamp inscribed 'FJ1 Ausstellung'; to Margate 19 July 1935; some small faults to envelope

Reference: S439
£20.00

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

FRENCH BALLOON BICENTENARY STRIP ON WRAPPER TO GUILDFORD 1983FRENCH BALLOON BICENTENARY STRIP ON WRAPPER TO GUILDFORD 1983
Wrapper from 'L'Echo de la Timbrologie' franked with the strip of 3 commemorating the bicentenary of the first balloon flight, + 1fr 80 pictorial for the 56th Philatelic Congress, Marseille, & 0.005 Liberté by Delacroix & Gandon; from Amiens to Guildford 4 October 1983; a colourful franking

Reference: S378
£15.00

TRINIDAD 1st CARIBBEAN INTERCOLONIAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1948TRINIDAD 1st CARIBBEAN INTERCOLONIAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1948
Trinidad 1c, 2c, 3c KGVI pictorials (SG 246, 247, 248a) on illustrated envelope for the 1st Caribbean Intercolonial Stamp Exhibition, Port of Spain, May 1948, cancelled Whitehall Trinidad skeleton type cds; b/s Cross, Trinidad & San Fernando 7 May 1948, attractive and less common stamp exhibition cover

Reference: S369
£15.00

LUXEMBOURG BALLOON CARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1927
LUXEMBOURG BALLOON CARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1927
Luxembourg Grande Duchess Charlotte issue 2 x 20c orange on special balloon card for the International Stamp Exhibition, cancelled 'Par Ballon Exp.Phil. Luxembourg 8 Sept 1927', also with departure d/s of Roodt the same day, to Brussels. On the reverse of the card are notes about the first Luxembourg stamps

Reference: S331
£20.00

MIXED FRANKING GREAT BRITAIN & USA 1916MIXED FRANKING GREAT BRITAIN & USA 1916
2 x 1c Washington + GB KGV 1d red, cancelled San Diego Panama-California Exposition 23 December 1915. A note on the reverse explains the mixed franking "Found in Newspaper Received from England at San Diego, California USA", a nice genuine useage

Reference: S257
£20.00

LUXEMBOURG BALLOON CARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1927LUXEMBOURG BALLOON CARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION 1927
Luxembourg Grande Duchess Charlotte issue 2 x 20c orange on special balloon card for the International Stamp Exhibition, cancelled 'Par Ballon Exp.Phil. Luxembourg 8 Sept 1927', also with departure d/s of Roodt the same day, to Antwerp. On the reverse of the card are notes about the first Luxembourg stamps

Reference: S231
£20.00