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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 Postage Due, most recent first.
Rhodesia UDI era cover to Zambia with Postage Due
Rhodesia UDI era cover to Zambia with Postage Due
Southern Rhodesia 4d QEII overprinted INDEPENDENCE cancelled 'check address' slogan d/s from Bulawayo to Luanshya, Zambia 11 February 1966; m/s 'Tax 8d; Zambia Postage Dues 6d and 2d cancelled LUANSHYA (ZAMBIA) 15 Feb 1966; Rhodesian stamps were not recognised by British authorities during UDI 11 Nov 1965 Feb 1980; b/s Luanshya Zambia 14 Feb 1966

Reference: S931
£30.00

London to Ireland Postage Due 1914
London to Ireland Postage Due 1914
Envelope unfranked from London to Cork, 6 June 1914, cancelled by London m/c d/s; with large charge mark N/2d in circle; 2d black postage due label cancelled Cork 8 June 1914; on reverse Cork d/r cds 7 June 1914: very early use of Postage Due in Ireland

Reference: S873
£25.00

GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB KEVII d on PPC of Old Mill, Leatherhead, with d/r cds of Leatherhead 13 August 1910; underpaid to Transvaal; charge marks T/1A in circle, T in hexagon & m/s '10' in blue crayon; 1d Transvaal postage due label cancelled Potchefstroom 8 September (on card) and 9 September 1910 (on label): corner fault to card but a nice combination of marks

Reference: S872
£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

USA Parcel Post docket underpaid 1952
USA Parcel Post docket underpaid 1952
USA Parcel Post docket underpaid 1952
US P.O. Dept Form 291B in respect of a parcel underpaid from Milford, Conn. to Calcutta; dated 8 August 1952 at N. York Morgan station; 2 x 10c + 5c Postage Due cancelled Milford, Conn. s/r cds duplex 6 Jan 1953

Reference: S840
£25.00

Canada underpaid to USA, 1960
Canada underpaid to USA, 1960
Canada 4c QEII cancelled Winnipeg 1 December 1960 to York, Pennsylvania; underpaid with postage due cachet T/6 cents in circle, on airmail envelope; US POSTAGE DUE label green on buff 'York PA, 5 Dec 60' 06 cents to pay; green h/s USA; b/s Nov 27 1960 in green; nice airmail postage due item

Reference: S799
£18.00

USA postcard to Austria, Postage Due, 1934
USA postcard to Austria, Postage Due, 1934
2 x 1c green Franklin portrait on PPC of Asbury Park, NJ; from Asbury Park to Vienna, Austria 13 July 1934; US charge mark 'T (NY) 10 centimes D' in 2 purple circles; 24 groschen Austrian postage due cancelled 31 July 1934

Reference: S783
£16.00

Malaya Postage Due 1929
Malaya Postage Due 1929
Malaya Postage Due 1929
India 1 anna PS envelope lightly cancelled and with circular T in circle charge h/s, from Tirumayam to Penang 7 December 1929; on reverse d/r cds TIRUMAYAM 7 December; Federated Malay States Postage Due 4c and 2c; cancelled SEREMBAN 17 December 1929 on arrival, a nice cimbination

Reference: S748
£55.00

Gold Coast/Ghana with Postage Due 1958
Gold Coast/Ghana with Postage Due 1958
1d Gold Coast QE2 pictoral overprinted Ghana Independence; on envelope from Sekondi to Takoradi 20 August 1958, cancelled d/r cds Sakondi; h/s "T over ... oz" and m/s 2d (to pay); 2d Gold Coast postage due stamp overprinted Ghana in red; b/s Takoradi 21 August 1958; to the Ice Cream Factory; a lovely early Ghana postage due

Reference: S749
£35.00

Dutch East Indies 1937, with Belgian postage due 
Dutch East Indies 1937, with Belgian postage due
DEI pictorials 7c and 12c (SG 342, 345) cancelled with VF d/r bridged cds; T in circle; h/s Belgian Postage Due 3fr50, 2fr, 3 x 20c; from Poerwakarta, Dutch East Indies; cancelled Brussels 3 August 1937; repairs to the top corner of the envelope

Reference: S741
£18.00

US to France Postage Due 1938
US to France Postage Due 1938
US to France Postage Due 1938
Saucy comic PPC franked at 1c only, underpaid with tax h/s T N.Y. / 10 centimes in red circles, from Wildwood to Monteaux les Meaux, 23 July 1938; French postage dues 2 x 30c + 10c cancelled TRILPORT, SEINE ET MARNE 5 August 1938

Reference: S728
£15.00

Germany to USA, postage due, 1905Germany to USA, postage due, 1905Germany to USA, postage due, 1905
2 x 5pfg Germania cancelled d/r cds MARBURG (Bz Cassel)2a; on a fine tinted art postcard 'GRUSS AUS HESSEN' from Marburg to New York, 18 April 1905; boxed T to indicate underfranked for USA; US postage due 1c + 2 x 2c over 'New York 5 cents' charge h/s

Reference: S721
£20.00

Kenya multi-franking 1991Kenya multi-franking 1991
12 x 50c starling on airmail envelope from Ahero, Kenya to Derby 25 April 1991 m/s charge mark 'T 2000/2600'; boxed h/s "insuffieciently prepaid for airmail/diverted to surface"; no b/s

Reference: S720
£16.00

Malta to Germany 1951 UnderpaidMalta to Germany 1951 Underpaid
3 x 1d KGVI (SG 236) overprinted "Self-Government 1947" on airmail envelope with Maltese cross symbol; underfranked, with boxed T cachet and m/s "T 11 c"; faint red h/s "Insufficiently Prepaid for Transmission by Airmail"; German charge mark '20' in blue crayon; no b/s

Reference: S694
£16.00

Italy to Zambia, Postage Due, 1971Italy to Zambia, Postage Due, 1971
50 lire pictorial (SG 1264) & 100 lire Coin of Syracuse (SG 1216) on airmail envelope, Jesolo to Lusaka, Zambia 17 August 1971, cancelled 30017 Lido di Jesolo, underfranked; handstamp T & manuscript calculations of postage; Zambia pictorial used as postage due; b/s Lusaka, 24 August 1971; an unusual postage due useage

Reference: S652
£20.00

Postard from ship at Gibraltar to UK with postage duePostard from ship at Gibraltar to UK with postage duePostard from ship at Gibraltar to UK with postage due
Strip 4 GB QEII Wilding d orange on PPC of P&O ship 'Chusan', cancelled with post office triangle cachet I.S.(Inland Service); double ring cds Gibraltar 19 May 1956; GB Postage Due h/s in Green 2d I.S.T and black T; m/s "Posted SS Chusan Gibraltar 18.3.56"; to Carshalton, Surrey

Reference: S621
£25.00

GB 5 POSTAGE DUES ON PIECE 1986GB 5 POSTAGE DUES ON PIECE 1986
Large piece franked with postage dues, 9 x 5, 7 x 20p, 50p, 5p, 3p, all uncancelled but with a 'soft packet' Keighley d/s alongside; used as a receipt for a parcel charged 46.98; nice unusual use of postage dues

Reference: S526
£20.00

BRUNEI LARGE ENVELOPE WITH DUTCH POSTAGE DUES 1955BRUNEI LARGE ENVELOPE WITH DUTCH POSTAGE DUES 1955
2 x 15c + 2 x 25c Sultan's portrait issues cancelled s/r cds Khalabelham(?) 23 March 1955 to The Hague; MS 'Airmail', '22 gms', '2.50' (shortage); Dutch postage dues 2 x 1g, 30c, 20c (=2.50)cancelled s'Gravenhage West 28 March 1955; envelope opened roughly at top but a striking franking

Reference: S507
£25.00

GUATEMALA TO LEIPZIG INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR AIRMAIL 1929GUATEMALA TO LEIPZIG INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR AIRMAIL 1929
2 pictorials & 1 portrait issue (total 21 quetz.)cancelled with 3 different dates 4, 5 & 7 October 1929; apparently insufficiently paid for transport by Air; 'Via New York / via Aerea' barred out with added 'Guatemala T' cachet & boxed charge mark 15; backstamped Guatemala 5 October 1929

Reference: S492
£15.00

ENVELOPE FROM MALTA SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS CHARGE BY POSTAGE DUES 1950ENVELOPE FROM MALTA SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS CHARGE BY POSTAGE DUES 1950
envelope bearing Malta Self Government issue 2d & 6d cancelled with d/r cds Valetta 29 April 1950, with airmail label; inspected by British Customs and 'Charge' label applied cancelled 'London Parcel Section' in red 4 May 1950; 3 x 1/- & 2 x 3d Postage Dues affixed to pay the Customs charge cancelled Woking 5 May 1950 ; for '1 pair Stocking Gift unsolicited 5/6' good example in clean condition

Reference: S474
£22.00

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

GB 1d SILVER JUBILEE UNDERFRANKED TO GERMANY 1935GB 1d SILVER JUBILEE UNDERFRANKED TO GERMANY 1935
1d KGV Silver Jubilee (SG 455) on plain envelope from Sunderland to Koblenz 12 July 1935, underfranked; with signed 'T20' postage due handstamp & crayon '20' in blue; handstamped 'Nachgebuhr' (not fully paid) (2 different types) & MS 'Post lagernd' ('put aside' or 'keep' ?)

Reference: S455
£20.00

BULGARIA MULTI-FRANKING WITH USE OF POSTAGE DUES 1924BULGARIA MULTI-FRANKING WITH USE OF POSTAGE DUES 1924
Registered envelope franked with 6 pictorials (4 x 75, 2 x 50 stotinki) with the addition of 4 postage dues which were authorised for use as postage stamps from November 1923 (2 x 1 lev, 2 x 3 lev) from Sophia to Chemnitz 12 August 1924; 6 wax seals on the reverse & Chemnitz arrival cds 16 August 1924; very scarce & a spectacular franking of the period

Reference: S412
£80.00

JUGOSLAVIA, ZAGREB TO VIENNA WITH POSTAGE DUE TWICEJUGOSLAVIA, ZAGREB TO VIENNA WITH POSTAGE DUE TWICE
Pair 1.50d King's Head issue cancelled bi-lingual d/r cds Zagreb 10 January 1934, 16 gr Austrian postage due applied at Kirchburg 12 January 1934; readdressed to Vienna and 15 gr postage due applied & cancelled at Vienna 15 January 1934; backstamped Kirchberg am Wechsel 13 January 1934: a nice double postage due combination

Reference: S395
£25.00

ENVELOPE FRONT FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA TO USA WITH POSTAGE DUEENVELOPE FRONT FROM QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA TO USA WITH POSTAGE DUE
Front only of an envelope franked with Australia 1d & 2d (SG 26a & 47) cancelled Gladstone, Queensland 17 February 1921; handstamped 'US Charge to Collect 12 Cents' & 'Ctms T'; with block of 6 US Postage Due stamps cancelled with oval undated cachet Watertown, Wisc

Reference: S383
£15.00