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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 United States, most recent first.
AMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSOREDAMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSOREDAMERICAN RED CROSS IN GERMANY 1919, CENSORED
American Red Cross Post Card cancelled US Army Post Office 729, with a large purple 'eagle' cachet 'AEF Passed & Censored' & in MS 'Soldiers Mail', Landsholm to Middlesbrough 19 March 1919, on a vignette postcard of American troops sat on a truck: not seen by me before and a fine Red Cross item

Reference: S339
£20.00

USA AIRMAIL TO ENGLAND WITH GB POSTAGE DUES 1974USA AIRMAIL TO ENGLAND WITH GB POSTAGE DUES 1974
Envelope franked with 3 x 8c Eisenhower portrait, cancelled Bronx NY 104 12 Feb 1974, underfranked, with US Tax handstamp T 36/15, and British 'Insufficiently Prepaid 13p to Pay' handstamp; British Postage Due stamps 2 x 5p + 3 x 1p cancelled Heanor Derbyshire 16 February 1974

Reference: S335
£15.00

REGISTERED CLOTH PACKET, BOMBAY TO NEW YORK VIA HONG KONG 1940REGISTERED CLOTH PACKET, BOMBAY TO NEW YORK VIA HONG KONG 1940
Large part of the cloth wrapping of a packet sent by registered airmail from Bombay 18 July 1940 (MS), large MS endorsement 'Via Hong Kong' with green triangle censor handstamp 'Passed Censor Hong Kong 13' & US Customs receipt handstamp: with wax seals, a remarkable survivor from the trans-Pacific route & certainly different postal history !

Reference: S323
£50.00

USA FORCES ENVELOPE FRANCE OCTOBER 1918 to GBUSA FORCES ENVELOPE FRANCE OCTOBER 1918 to GB
Unfranked envelope endorsed in MS 'Soldiers Mail'; VF strike of large cds 'US Military Postal Express Service 731A' 10 October 1918, boxed 'Base Censor' cachet & circular 'AEF Passed as Censored'; to Southampton & forwarded to Southsea: a fine strike of a scarce cachet, slight faults to top of envelope

Reference: S317
£25.00

ENVELOPE FROM SOUTH AFRICA(?) TO USA c1942, CENSORED, WITH UNDATED PAQUEBOT CACHETENVELOPE FROM SOUTH AFRICA(?) TO USA c1942, CENSORED, WITH UNDATED PAQUEBOT CACHET
Envelope with few markings probably from British Forces in S Africa (possibly Egypt) with triangle censor's Crown handstamp 'Passed Censor No 1228' plus large d/r void centre handstamp PAQUEBOT (Hosking 1282), to Wisconsin c1942(?)

Reference: S290
£15.00

ENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUESENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUESENVELOPE, DENMARK TO USA 1941, WITH GERMAN CENSOR & US POSTAGE DUES
Denmark 40ø Galleon design on envelope Copenhagen to California 12 May 1941, opened & sealed by the German censor with large swastika 'Geöffnet' cachet; US handstamp 'charge to collect 6 cents' with 5c + 1c US Postage due stamps; to a Coastguard cutter "Dapnne"; a nice combination

Reference: S277
£16.00

USA ENVELOPE TO PARIS WITH FRENCH POSTAGE DUE 1901USA ENVELOPE TO PARIS WITH FRENCH POSTAGE DUE 1901
US 2c PS envelope with added 1c & 2c, underfranked, with small US charge mark 'T2 25 Centimes NY'; French 50c (pre-cancelled) postage due stamp applied in Paris

Reference: S265
£15.00

MEXICO REGISTERED WINDOW ENVELOPE WITH METER MARK, CENSORED 1944 MEXICO REGISTERED WINDOW ENVELOPE WITH METER MARK, CENSORED 1944 MEXICO REGISTERED WINDOW ENVELOPE WITH METER MARK, CENSORED 1944
a commercial window envelope franked with a meter mark 042c Mexico DF, registered, with etiquette, marked in handstamp 'Spanish Correspondence' to USA; with US Censor's sealing strip, sealed front & back with a circular violet 'Examined' cachet: and on reverse 2 large red registration seals, cancelled with large circular cachets; US arrival d/s at Saint Louis Mo & Fort Wayne, Ind, having been forwarded; a spectacular combination

Reference: S262
£25.00

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

USA MULTI-FRANKED ENVELOPE REGISTERED TO CANADA 1925USA MULTI-FRANKED ENVELOPE REGISTERED TO CANADA 1925
US 3 x 1/2c, 2c, 3c, 6c, 9c on 1c blue PS envelope, registered from Cape Charles VA to Vancouver, BC 13 November 1925 (22½c rate); backstamped Postal Station B Vancouver 19 November 1925, a colourful cover

Reference: S242
£18.00

FRANCE FIRST FLIGHT COVER TO HORTA 1939FRANCE FIRST FLIGHT COVER TO HORTA 1939
Airnail envelope with 5 francs Carcassonne & 1fr 25 Peace cancelled Marseille-Gare-Avion 24 May 1939, to New York; with large red cachet '1er Service postal Aérien France-Etats-Unis', and endorsed First Flight Marseille to Horta in the Azores; on reverse the arrival datestamp of Horta 26 May 1939

Reference: S215
£20.00

MONACO MULTI-FRANKED ENVELOPE CANCELLED IN FRANCE, PSEUDO-MIXED FRANKING TO USAMONACO MULTI-FRANKED ENVELOPE CANCELLED IN FRANCE, PSEUDO-MIXED FRANKING TO USAMONACO MULTI-FRANKED ENVELOPE CANCELLED IN FRANCE, PSEUDO-MIXED FRANKING TO USA
Decorative special envelope bearing 35 fr Monaco issue (SG 527) barred out as invalid, with added French stamps 2 x 35fr (cancelled Agence postale hexagon d/s) & 15fr pictorials, plus 5 x 20fr Müller cancelled Antibes slogan d/s, to a US Air Base Wing Omaha, Nebraska. A spectaciular franking, with large red Monte Carlo cachet on the reverse

Reference: S205
£20.00

USA BOOKLET OF AIRMAIL STAMPS 1949USA BOOKLET OF AIRMAIL STAMPS 1949
US 6c Airmail stamp 'Skymaster' 2 panes of 6 in complete 73c booklet (includes 1c charge). There is a light crease on the front cover which does not detract. (SG A944a & booklet SG SB76)

Reference: S197
£18.00

USA MASONIC NOTICE & ENVELOPE, USED 1857USA MASONIC NOTICE & ENVELOPE, USED 1857USA MASONIC NOTICE & ENVELOPE, USED 1857
A Masonic advice of a forthcoming meeting. July/August 1857 in Massachusetts, in envelope with embossed Sigma motif on the flap; has been posted with handstamp (partial) PAID. Rare thus

Reference: S196
£80.00

BERLIN AIRLIFT COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE FRANKED WITH RUSSIAN ZONE ISSUESBERLIN AIRLIFT COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE FRANKED WITH RUSSIAN ZONE ISSUES
Decorative envelope commemorating one year of the Air Bridge Berlin-Frankfurt, inscribed 'via US Airmail' & bearing 4 Russian Zone issues; all cancelled Berlin Neukölln 23 June 1949: to Hamburg; clean and attractive cover

Reference: S192
£24.00

GERMANY BERLIN AIRLIFT 1949 ONE YEAR COMMEMORATION WITH USE OF ZONAL ISSUESGERMANY BERLIN AIRLIFT 1949 ONE YEAR COMMEMORATION WITH USE OF ZONAL ISSUES
Decorative envelope commemorating one year of the Air Bridge Berlin-Frankfurt, inscribed 'via US Airmail' & bearing 4 Zonal stamps including Russian Zone issues; all cancelled Berlin Neukölln 23 June 1949: appears unaddressed but probably the label has dropped off as similar covers were addressed to Karl Hennig Hamburg; clean and attractive cover

Reference: S191
£20.00

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE PICTURE POSTCARD TO USA, RE-ADDRESSED WITH US DELIVERY CACHETCAPE OF GOOD HOPE PICTURE POSTCARD TO USA, RE-ADDRESSED WITH US DELIVERY CACHETCAPE OF GOOD HOPE PICTURE POSTCARD TO USA, RE-ADDRESSED WITH US DELIVERY CACHET
2 x 1/2d Cape of Good Hope KEVII issues on PPC of Kaimans Gat, George, cancelled Mill Street Cape Town 17 July 1907; to Ann Arbour Illinois USA with arrival cds 17 August 1907 & re-addressed to Gross Ile Michigan the same day: fine strike of US PO circular cachet 'Deficiency in Address supplied by N.Y.P.O.I.D' in red (not seen by me thus before).

Reference: S186
£25.00

POW CARD USED IN AN INTERNMENT CAMP,GERMANY 1946POW CARD USED IN AN INTERNMENT CAMP,GERMANY 1946
Plain POW postcard with handstamped cachet in violet 'Internment Camp Zensiert 18.10.46', stated on the reverse in MS to be 'The third Censor stamp of Internment Camp 72, Ludwigsburg, Wurtemberg 18 Oct 46': US Army card WD AGO Form 19-9 addressed to New Jersey, USA.

Reference: S178
£15.00

USA MIXED FRANKING WITH CUBA, HAVANA TO USA 1930USA MIXED FRANKING WITH CUBA, HAVANA TO USA 1930
US 5c red & blue airmail stamp and Cuba 5c blue airmail stamp, jointly cancelled Habana Cuba with aircraft slogan d/s 20 May 1930, to New Jersey: on reverse the imprint of Panama Pacific Line, no arrival d/s

Reference: S172
£15.00

USA TO GB WITH POSTAGE DUE MARKINGS OF BOTH COUNTRIES, NEW JERSEY TO DURHAM 1925USA TO GB WITH POSTAGE DUE MARKINGS OF BOTH COUNTRIES, NEW JERSEY TO DURHAM 1925
plain postcard with written message, from Elizabeth New Jersey to Coxhoe, Durham, franked with 4 x 1/2 cent Nathan Hale issue cancelled with machine roller datestamp 15 October 1925(?). US 'T 'in circle & '10 centimes' tax marks in violet, and British handstamp 'Insufficiently Paid 723' & '1d To Pay 723' struck at Southampton,scarce combination

Reference: S157
£20.00

BELGIUM: 1957 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH ANTI-TB STAMPS.BELGIUM: 1957 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH ANTI-TB STAMPS.
1957 airmail cover to Glenview, Illinois with the stamps cancelled by partial MECHELEN postmarks dated 8.2.57.

Reference: H287
£12.00

BELGIUM: 1954 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH RED CROSS STAMP.BELGIUM: 1954 AIRMAIL COVER TO USA WITH RED CROSS STAMP.
1954 airmail cover to Cleveland, Ohio with the stamps cancelled by partial ST. NIKLAAS postmarks dated 12.1.54.

Reference: H285
£10.00

PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.PORTUGAL: 1939 TRANSATLANTIC AIR MAIL COVER TO USA USING FIRST FLIGHT TO AZORES.
1939 airmail cover to Hot Springs, ARK with the stamps cancelled by partial LISBOA postmark dated 2.MAI.39. There is also an airmail cachet and a partial HORTA postmark.

Reference: H272
£10.00

USA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSEUSA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSEUSA: 1948 COMMEMORATIVE AIRMAIL COVER PARTLY VIA HELICOPTER WITH RED CROSS SLOGAN PMKS ON REVERSE
1948 commemorative airmail cover with the stamp cancelled by a BIG BEAR LAKE CALIF machine postmark dated 11.MAR.1948. On the reverse there are NEW YORK and SAN BERNARDINO CALIF Red Cross slogan postmarks and a SAN BERNARDINO CALIF postmark

Reference: H259
£15.00

USA: 1962 PICTURE POSTCARD SENT TO ENGLAND BUT MISSENT TO READING PAUSA: 1962 PICTURE POSTCARD SENT TO ENGLAND BUT MISSENT TO READING PAUSA: 1962 PICTURE POSTCARD SENT TO ENGLAND BUT MISSENT TO READING PA
1962 picture postcard sent to Reading, Berkshire England with the stamp cancelled by partial GETTYSBURG PA postmark dated 6.AUG.1962 but missent with a READING PA REC'D postmark in red dated 7.AUG.1962

Reference: H258
£15.00