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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 Latin America, most recent first.
Guatemela Guatemela 'Jusqu'a' mark to New York 1944
2 pictorials on plain envelope from Guatemala to London; cancelled by slogan d/s with violet h/s 'Afffranchi par Avion Jusqu'a New York'; no b/s; rear envelope flap missing

Reference: S1127
£20.00

Brazil to Wales double censorship 1943Brazil to Wales double censorship 1943Brazil to Wales double censorship 1943
Pan Air envelope franked with 3 Brazil stamps cancelled 'REGISTRO AERO-TARDE' Pernambuco 9 November 1943; registered airmail with added PAN AIR label; censored by US and GB and resealed with examiners' tapes; with several b/s incl P.A 907 boxed cachet; good example of double censorship

Reference: S1124
£24.00

Ecuador-Peru Border War to Canada, 1941Ecuador-Peru Border War to Canada, 1941
(SG 634, 635, 590 x 3) Guaryaquil to Canada, cancelled d/r bridged cds 17 October 1941; h/s 'Ecuador, Pais Amazonico' + 3 line propaganda h/s; m/s "Opened by mistake"; during the Ecuador-Peru Border War; faults to envelope

Reference: S1063
£25.00

Ecuador-Peru Border War 1941 Censored to GBEcuador-Peru Border War 1941 Censored to GB
10c, 20c, 50c (SG 579, 600, 558) pictorials cancelled with unclear d/r cds; sealed with British censor's label 'Opened by Examiner 4092' PC 90 label; from Guayaquil to London h/s "Ecuador Pais Amazonico": 22 October 1941 during the Ecuador/Peru Border War (6/7/41 to 15/1/42), no b/s:

Reference: S1062
£35.00

Honduras Expedition 1941Honduras Expedition 1941
Commemorative envelope for the "Richardson Pan-American Highway Expedition, Detroit to Cape Horn"; from Honduras, 20 March 1941; block of 8 1c yellow cancelled with barred d/s

Reference: S1061
£15.00

Argentine advertising cover to USA censored 1942Argentine advertising cover to USA censored 1942Argentine advertising cover to USA censored 1942
10c & 5c portrait issue on lovely advertising envelope, cancelled Buenos Aires, 14 February 1942; to New York; censored and resealed with tape 'Examined by 6608' (by British in the West Indies?); no b/s; attractive item

Reference: S1055
£40.00

Haiti, WW2 double censorship to USA 1945
Haiti, WW2 double censorship to USA 1945
Haiti, WW2 double censorship to USA 1945
4 Haiti pictorials cancelled d/r French style cds Port de Paix 26 February 1945, to Philadelphia; similar cancellation on reverse; with censor sealing tapes from Haiti & USA; with Haiti cachet on reverse & large boxed cachet in light blue, a scarce combination

Reference: S1025
£24.00

Nicaragua double censorship to USA 1943Nicaragua double censorship to USA 1943
0.40c on 1c pictorial, cancelled with boxed d/s Managua 4 August 1943 to New York; overstruck with circular 'V for Victory' censor cachet in violet (Nicaragua) plus US plain censor’s sealing tape; inscribed bi-lingually 'written in English'; no b/s

Reference: S1024
£15.00

Guatemala, US Legation Mail via diplomatic pouch, 1915
Guatemala, US Legation Mail via diplomatic pouch, 1915
Block 4 x 12½c pictorial cancelled at the US Legation in Guatemala, to Northampton 12 May 1915; sent through 'diplomatic pouch' with h/s stating this; small cds Washington 12 May 1915; no b/s

Reference: S1023
£18.00

Guatemela, US Legation Mail via diplomatic pouch, 1915
Guatemela, US Legation Mail via diplomatic pouch, 1915
2c, 6c, 12½c, 50c pictorials on envelope from the US Legation in Guatemala, 25 May 1915; sent through 'diplomatic pouch' with h/s stating this; small s/r cds Washington 3 June 1915; no b/s; a colourful cover, some faults

Reference: S1022
£20.00

Panama, 1st flight, 1929, via PanAm to New York
Panama, 1st flight, 1929, via PanAm to New York
Panama 2c airmail envelope to New York, 8 February 1929, uprated with 25c on 10c airmail surcharged stamp, cancelled Panama duplex 3; VF circular 'Agencia Postal Panama, Primer Correo Aereo Intenacional' and h/s 'Pan American Airways inc, Primer Vuelo', both in violet; no b/s

Reference: S1021
£40.00

Chile, Batle of Coronel, 1914
Chile, Batle of Coronel, 1914
Chile 20c portrait issue cancelled with VF d/r cds Coronel, to Wimbledon, 1 November 1914; just before the battle, from a civilian or possibly from someone from one of the ships; b/s light Chilian cds: Note the battle took place 1 November 1914 when HMS Good Hope and Monmouth were sunk by a German squadron including the Griesman, Scharbhorst etc, rare item

Reference: S1020
£50.00

Panama Lindbergh Commemoration
Panama Lindbergh Commemoration
Panama Homage to Lindbergh issue 2c and 5c overprints (SG 222-3) first day of issue with special 'Honor a Lindbergh' cancellation; no b/s; from Colon to Cristobal, 9 January 1928

Reference: S1019
£15.00

Portugal to Cuba 1942 censored
Portugal to Cuba 1942 censored
Portugal to Cuba 1942 censored
Portugal 10c, 30c, 15c, 1$, 5$ on airmail envelope cancelled C.T.T. LESARADORES(?), LISBOA 'razor blade' style d/r cds 16 May 1942; British censor's tape 'Opened by Examiner 1712; b/s ocatogal d/s LISBON 17 MAY 42; violet cachet "Ministerio de Communicaciones Cuba 2"

Reference: S986
£20.00

Uruguay registered airmail censored 1944
Uruguay registered airmail censored 1944
Uruguay registered airmail censored 1944
1p pictorial + 12c and 20c small definitives on registered airmail envelope from Montevideo to Birmingham, 7 July 1944; on reverse Miami, Fla. registered 12 July and New York 12 July; sealed with British censor tape 'Opened by Examiner 6498'

Reference: S972
£15.00

Brazil registered airmail censored 1945
Brazil registered airmail censored 1945
Brazil registered airmail censored 1945
5c small definitives to total of 19,500 reis on registered airmail envelope from Rio de Janeiro to Birmingham, 5 January 1945; censored and resealed in Brazil with box cachet D.F. 278 (front & reverse) and by GB with label "Opened by Examiner 6698"

Reference: S971
£20.00

Paraguay censored 1943
Paraguay censored 1943
Paraguay censored 1943
7 pesos yellow, 2 x 5c, 10c, 50c and on reverse 2 x 30c flag issues; from Paraguay to Washington, 27 March 1943; cancelled 'Scio Aereo Postal(?) Paraguay'; US (?) Censor’s tape 'Opened by Examiner 8008' with h/s '1E/-', form 167; b/s US receipt h/s 3 April 43

Reference: S957
£18.00

Costa Rica doubly censored 1942
Costa Rica doubly censored 1942
5c and 10c triangular cancelled d/r cds in violet watery ink Puerto Jiminez, to Los Angeles 15 October 1942; local & US Censor’s tapes 'Abierta por la Censura Defensa Continentalʼ and 'Examined by 2405'; no b/s

Reference: S956
£20.00

Guatemala bisect 1944 censored
Guatemala bisect 1944 censored
2c portrait issue, bisect of 2c portrait + 1c pictorial, all cancelled slogan m/c d/s, from Guatemala to USA 4 January 1944; US Censor’s tape inscribed "Examined by 9811" + the original letter; no b/s

Reference: S955
£20.00

GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB to Cuba 1941 censored
GB KGVI 3d deep violet on envelope cancelled London WC m/c d/s 7 Jan 1941; opened by British censor & re-sealed with tape reading 'Opened by Examiner 2563'; b/s Havana, Cuba slogan d/s 31 January 1941; some faults to envelope

Reference: S901
£15.00

Italy airmail to Peru, 1940
Italy airmail to Peru, 1940
Italy small definitives 10 lire, 1.25, 75c, and 2 x 50c for a total rate of 13 lire, on an airmail envelope with bilingual 'Par Avion' h/s & '3' in circle; cancelled 'MILANO C.CORRISP.E PACCHI/POSTA AEREA' to Lima, Peru 14 February 1940; with Peruvian censor on reverse 'El Censo Hara Conocer la Realidad Peruana'

Reference: S890
£20.00

Salvador Airmail to Grimsby 1954
Salvador Airmail to Grimsby 1954
40c pictorial on airmail envelope cancelled with La Union barred cds; tri-lingual handstamp "Air Mail only to New Orleans LA..." in blue-back; m/s on reverse 'From Mexico'; to Grimsby, 18 February 1954; b/s Salvador 20 February 1954

Reference: S821
£20.00

Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Mexico Olympics Swiss Gymnastics Team 1968
Olympic issue 20c, 40c, 50c, 80c, $1 on large PPC of the Swiss Gymanastics Team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, with signatures of all the members (14, of which 12 are in the picture), by Airmail; 19 October 1968 from Mexico to Bern

Reference: S832
£20.00

Chile to London censored 1942
Chile to London censored 1942
Chile to London censored 1942
Registered airmail envelope from Santiago to London, 1 May (?) 1942, with 3 airmail issues 10 peso, 1 peso, 20c; registration cachet 'Santiago Poste Aereo'; inspected and resealed with British censor tape 'opened by Examiner 6797'; b/s oval 'New York USA Foreign' 3 - 9 1942

Reference: S803
£20.00

Argentine to London censored 1942
Argentine to London censored 1942
Argentine to London censored 1942
Registered airmail envelope with 6 x 1 peso map stamp and 2 x 20c portrait issue (1 with fault) from Buenos Aires to London, 27 October 1942; with British censor sealing tape 'Opened by Examiner 693'; b/s New York Foreign 11.3.1942 and 11.5.1942 (3 & 5 November 1942); nice wartime example

Reference: S802
£20.00