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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 (f) Ireland, most recent first.
GB Crimean War 1855
GB Crimean War 1855
Stampless envelope to Ireland with m/s 3 charge mark (for French packet mail); m/s "from the Army in the Crimea", "via Marseilles"; on front arrival d/r cds Kingstown in blue 28 Feb 1855; on reverse partial 'British Army Post Office A 22 Jan 1855' and transit cds (Dublin?) 2 Feb 1855; ex Reg Hindley Russia collection

Reference: S953
£35.00

GB Crimean War 1854
GB Crimean War 1854
Stampless envelope with unclear m/s charge mark 6(?), m/s "Army in the Crimea", 28th November (1854); to Dublin "via Marseilles"; on front faint blue arrival cds Kingstown 28 December; on reverse faint transit mark (London) 18 December; ex Reg Hindley Russia collection

Reference: S952
£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

Naval mail 1944, Irish censor
Naval mail 1944, Irish censor
Stampless envelope "On Active Service" from H.M. Ship to Cork, Ireland; undated void centre d/r d/s 'Post Office Maritime Mail'; shield cachet "HM Ship" (m/s 1944) in red; British censor's tape 'opened by Examiner 2859'; red boxed Irish bilingual censor's cachet; no b/s scarcer use of Irish censor mark

Reference: S804
£20.00

Ireland to London Ireland to London Ireland to London 'Clubland' 1884
Mourning envelope with 2 x d slate-blue cancelled with Irish barred lozenges 359 of NEWTOWNFORBES; on reverse cds of that town and LONGFORD, both 23 December 1884; closed on reverse with crested seal; to the Carlton Club, Pall Mall & forwarded to the St James' Club, Piccadilly; small closed tear to envelope

Reference: S773
£30.00

Dutch East Indies to Ireland 1905
Dutch East Indies to Ireland 1905
Dutch East Indies to Ireland 1905
DEI numeral issues 2c and 5c cancelled with squared circle d/s, on picture postcard from Benkoelen to Ireland 10 May 1905; squared circle transit d/s PADANG 12 May, to Dublin, readdressed to Dungannon 6 June 1905; arrival d/r d/s CASTLEKNOCK 7 June 1905; on native picture postcard; a nice combination of postal markings

Reference: S768
£25.00

Pony Express envelope with Irish censor, 1940
Pony Express envelope with Irish censor, 1940
Pony Express envelope with Irish censor, 1940
2 x 3c red-brown US Pony Express issue on illustrated envelope for the 80th anniversary of the Pony Express, from Saint Joseph to Ireland, 3 April 1940, FDC cancellation; pink bilingual Irish censor tape No 120; no b/s; attractive cover

Reference: S766
£25.00

South Africa to Ireland, Censored 1940
South Africa to Ireland, Censored 1940
South Africa strip of 3 x d Springbok cancelled Johannesburg A m/c d/s 28 May 1940; to Limerick, Ireland, censor tape "Opened by Examiner 4092"; no b/s

Reference: S673
£15.00

USA AIRMAIL TO DUBLIN 1941, CENSORED TWICEUSA AIRMAIL TO DUBLIN 1941, CENSORED TWICEUSA AIRMAIL TO DUBLIN 1941, CENSORED TWICE
30c blue winged globe airmail stamp cancelled NY Grand Central Annex 4 March 1941; large violet cachet 'Via Air Mail' & typed green 'Via "Clipper"'; British censor tape PC90 'Opened by Examiner 4249', overstruck by pink bi-lingual Irish censor's tape SP1 'Opened by Censor 94'; nice combination

Reference: S444
£20.00

IRELAND WW2 ENVELOPE TO LONDON WITH IRISH CENSOR 1940IRELAND WW2 ENVELOPE TO LONDON WITH IRISH CENSOR 1940
Envelope (with some creasing) franked with 2 x 1p map issue, cancelled with telephone slogan d/s of Baile Atha Cliath 28 July 1940; the envelope has been opened and resealed with the Irish Censor's pink tape inscribed bilingually 'An Scrudoir D'Oscail / Opened by Censor S.P.1 No 21'.

Reference: S179
£15.00

GB-LONDON: 1962 AIRLETTER TO NORTHERN IRELAND WITH PAQUEBOT POSTMARK.GB-LONDON: 1962 AIRLETTER TO NORTHERN IRELAND WITH PAQUEBOT POSTMARK.
1962 - 6d airletter cancelled by a partial PAQUEBOT LONDON postmark dated 8.FEB.62.

Reference: H098
£10.00

SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 REGISTERED COVER TO NORTHERN IRELAND.SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 REGISTERED COVER TO NORTHERN IRELAND.
1937 registered cover to Belfast with stamps cancelled by partial WITBANK postmarks dated 12.JUL.37. Faults!

Reference: H043
£15.00

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