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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 Railway, most recent first.
USA Special Delivery 1938
USA Special Delivery 1938
USA Special Delivery 1938
10c 'Arms' Special Delivery issue on envelope inscribed 'Via Air Mail Special Delivery' cancelled Rensselaer Ind 24 March 1938; red h/s 'Fee claimed Cincinnati, Ohio'; b/s oval d/s 'CHGO. TERM. R.P.O. Tr 3 (railway d/s) 24 March 1938, CRI MON & CIN 24 March, CINCINNATI 25 March 1936 `

Reference: S919
£18.00

Egypt railways envelope with official stamp 1937
Egypt railways envelope with official stamp 1937
Large wrapper inscribed "Publicity Department Egyptian State Railways, Telegraphs and Telephones, Cairo Station"; franked with corner marginal 15 mills brown official stamp, cancelled Cairo c1937-8, to London

Reference: S871
£20.00

Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
Sweden Postcard to Kiel 1901
PS card 3 ore red cancelled with VF d/r cds Stockholm 3 HOT.4; to Kiel, 26 June 1901; railway d/s PKXP. No 2 A. INR. N. 27 June; d/r bridged arrival cds Kiel 1p 27 June 1901; on reverse superb blue cachet Kaiserlich Deutsches General-Konsulat in Stockholm, fine attractive item

Reference: S860
£24.00

Sudan Railways Parcels Invoice 1944
Sudan Railways Parcels Invoice 1944
Sudan Railways Parcels Invoice 1944
SUDAN RAILWAYS Form No 178 'Invoice for Parcels Traffic No 46064' bilingual form, completed in English, from and to the military, from Khartoum to RES Company ERKOWIT; very scarce in good condition

Reference: S726
£50.00

Italy, Florence to Holland 1940
Italy, Florence to Holland 1940
Italy Railway Centenary issue 1939 2 x 20c, 2 x 50c, 1 lira 25 (SG 550-2) + 10c definitive (SG 241), Firenze to Katwijk aan Zee, Holland; 2 lire 75 registered rate early in WW2, unclear b/s; with original clear letter re stamp dealing; attractive (and railway theme)

Reference: S625
£15.00

GB RAILWAY PARCELS DOCUMENT 1908GB RAILWAY PARCELS DOCUMENT 1908
Railway Parcels Department consignment note from Lymington (?) Station from The London & South Western Railway Co, for bags of coal (?); notice & regulations printed on the reverse; some age faults

Reference: S482
£10.00

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

SUDAN SMALL CAMELS ON THOS COOK ENVELOPE WITH TPO CANCELS 1922SUDAN SMALL CAMELS ON THOS COOK ENVELOPE WITH TPO CANCELS 1922
Thomas Cook & Co envelope, FRONT only, with Sudan small camel designs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mills (15 mills rate) neatly cancelled Shellal - Haifa TPO No 1 22 January 1922, to Vienna; fine clean cancels but edges of envelope front slightly rough.

Reference: S396
£20.00

ETHIOPIA OFFICIAL ENVELOPE TO FRANCE 1955ETHIOPIA OFFICIAL ENVELOPE TO FRANCE 1955
Official envelope from the Ethiopian Post Office, with bi-lingual headings & 'Administration des Postes', with flimsy yellow registration etiquette, handstamped 'Prepaid' & billingual cachet 'Addis Abeba Registered' 24 December 1955. To the director of French Railways, Nanterre; slight faults to envelope

Reference: S358
£15.00

AUSTRIA 1915 EXP0RESS COVER TO SWITZERLAND WITH RAILWAY CANCEL & CENSOR HANDSTAMPAUSTRIA 1915 EXP0RESS COVER TO SWITZERLAND WITH RAILWAY CANCEL & CENSOR HANDSTAMP
Large envelope from Radbor to Berne, franked with 5 x 10 heller & 5 heller Franz Josef issues cancelled Cercan-Kolin No 574 6 April 1915, Express in MS & etiquette, purple 'Oberpruft' censor handstamp; on revers Bern Transit cds 10 May 1915; a striking cover

Reference: S216
£35.00

SAVOIE: 1909 PICTURE POSTCARD WITH CHAMBERY A GRENOBLE AMBULANT POSTMARK.SAVOIE: 1909 PICTURE POSTCARD WITH CHAMBERY A GRENOBLE AMBULANT POSTMARK.SAVOIE: 1909 PICTURE POSTCARD WITH CHAMBERY A GRENOBLE AMBULANT POSTMARK.
1909 picture postcard of Modane with the 10c stamp cancelled by a CHAMBERY A GRENOBLE ambulant postmark dated 31.DEC.09.

Reference: H225
£15.00

NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION POSTAL STATIONERY ENVELOPE, CANCELLED MAGDEBURG RAILWAY STATION.NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION POSTAL STATIONERY ENVELOPE, CANCELLED MAGDEBURG RAILWAY STATION.
NGC postal stationery envelope with 1 groschen imprint neatly cancelled Magdeburg Bahnh. (Railway Station) c1870-1, to Berlin; a fine clean cover

Reference: S131
£12.00

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