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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 South Africa, most recent first.
South Africa Natal settlers FDC 1949
South Africa Natal settlers FDC 1949
Block of 4 1½d Natal Settlers stamps (SG 127) on illustrated FDC 2 May 1949 for the 100th anniversary, from Durban to Salisbury; registered label Marine Parade, Durban; b/s Salisbury, S. Rhodesia 3 May 49

Reference: S943
£15.00

South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, 1942
South African POW in Italian camp, envelope with 6d and 3d S. African 'bantams' cancelled d/r cds Illovo Beach, Natal, South Africa 8 December 1942; to POW Camp 60 Italy; faint boxed violet bi-lingual Air Mail h/s, m/s charge marks in red & blue crayon; with bi-lingual South African censor's sealing tape; b/s d/r void Italian censor's b/s: a nice combination of marks

Reference: S875
£25.00

GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB to Transvaal Postage Due 1910
GB KEVII ½d 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

South Africa censored envelope to USA, 1944
South Africa censored envelope to USA, 1944
3d blue "bantam" issue cancelled with roller d/s 22 November 1944, from Port Elizabeth to Chicago, red bilingual (Afrikaans and English) censor tape with Springbok h/s on reverse; no b/s

Reference: S779
£18.00

Transvaal Revenues 1987
Transvaal Revenues 1987
Large part document franked with 6d, 2 x 1/-, 2 x 2/6 revenue stamps cancelled with large oval d/r 'SPECIALE LANDDROST KANTOOR JOHANNESBURG" with similar large red cachet alongside; very scarce combination; spectacular

Reference: S676
£35.00

South Africa to Ireland, Censored 1940
South Africa to Ireland, Censored 1940
South Africa strip of 3 x ½d 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

SOUTH AFRICA 2 BANTAM ISSUES ON CENSORED COVER TO TURKEY 1944SOUTH AFRICA 2 BANTAM ISSUES ON CENSORED COVER TO TURKEY 1944SOUTH AFRICA 2 BANTAM ISSUES ON CENSORED COVER TO TURKEY 1944
South Africa 1d & 2d 'bantam' issues, cancelled Cape Town m/c d/s 'Post Early' 18 January 1944 on small envelope; Censored in S. Africa with sealing tape, re-opened & re-sealed with Egyptian bilingual tape 'Opened by Censor, Egyptian Censorship' tied on reverse with small cachet; b/s Cairo 21 March 1944 & Cankaya (Turkey) 10 April 1944; also with V fine bi-lingual Egyptian circled octagon cachet 'Postal Censor' in violet; a fine & unusual combination

Reference: S404
£25.00

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NIEKERKS RUSH, CENSORED 1901CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NIEKERKS RUSH, CENSORED 1901
Half penny green on buff PS card cancelled with s/r cds Niekerks Rush 22 July 1901, with squared circle Barkley West arrival d/s the same day; triangle 'Passed Press Censor' h/s in violet, clear marks, scarcer offices, Boer War era; message is an order for a cough remedy

Reference: S362
£20.00

NATAL BUSINESS ENVELOPE FROM THE BOER WAR ERANATAL BUSINESS ENVELOPE FROM THE BOER WAR ERA
A pair of Natal 1d carmine on a long business envelope, 8 September 1900 to Portuguese Lourenço Marques, with Portuguese T5c charge mark; b/s Durban 8 September & Lourenço Marques 13 September 1900; unusual item for the period

Reference: S329
£20.00

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

SOUTH AFRICA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO BRAZIL 1916SOUTH AFRICA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO BRAZIL 1916SOUTH AFRICA CENSORED ENVELOPE TO BRAZIL 1916
2 x South Africa 1d + ½d definitives, cancelled Capetown 7 January 1916; with bilingual censor's sealing type No 99 & small circular censor's cachet 'Passed Censor C9' in blue: on reverse large oval cachet 'Chief Censor/Cape Town/10 Jan 1916': on reverse Rio de Janeiro 18 November(?) 1916 & Pelotas 25 November(?)1916; an interesting WW1 cover

Reference: S247
£25.00

SOUTH AFICA HUGUENOT COMMEMORATION 1939 IN BI-LINGUAL PAIRS TO BELGIUMSOUTH AFICA HUGUENOT COMMEMORATION 1939 IN BI-LINGUAL PAIRS TO BELGIUM
250th anniversary of the Huguenot landing in South Africa, fine bi-lingual pairs + 1d Ship issue on registered envelope Germiston to Antwerp 28 August 1939, re-addressed to Schilde: on reverse bi-lingual label ABSENT / ALWEZIG, Antwerp 26 September 1939, during the 'Phoney War' just before the German invasion.

Reference: S241
£35.00

SOUTH AFRICA BOOKLET PANE OVERPRINTED FOR JIPEX 1936SOUTH AFRICA BOOKLET PANE OVERPRINTED FOR JIPEX 1936
Booklet pane of six 'ship' stamps overprinted JIPEX 1936, with advertisements on the top & bottom margins & promotional text on the outer margins, cancelled with a large cds 'International Philatelic Exhibition Johannesburg 1936', 7 November 1936, on a small fragment: the complete booklet without overprint (SG SB9 is cat £275). In fine clean condition and hard to find

Reference: S214
£30.00

SOUTH AFRICA: 1951 UP-RATED AIRLETTER TO USA.SOUTH AFRICA: 1951 UP-RATED AIRLETTER TO USA.
1951 - 6d airletter with additional stamp sent to Los Angeles, California and cancelled by a poor JOHANNESBURG machine postmark dated 18.XI.1951.

Reference: H290
£10.00

SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES IN EGYPT: 1941 CENSORED COVER TO SOUTH AFRICA.SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES IN EGYPT: 1941 CENSORED COVER TO SOUTH AFRICA.
1941 censored cover redirected to a hospital with the stamps cancelled by a partial EGYPT 71 - POSTAGE PREPAID postmark dated 23.OC.41. Also PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR 205 mark. Roughly opened!

Reference: H289
£10.00

SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 AIRMAIL COVER TO DENMARK.SOUTH AFRICA: 1937 AIRMAIL COVER TO DENMARK.
1937 airmail cover to Kolding with stamps cancelled by a poor DURBAN machine postmark dated 7.DEC.1937?

Reference: H283
£10.00

SOUTH AFRICA: 1949 AIRMAIL COVER TO LONDON WITH LATE FEE.SOUTH AFRICA: 1949 AIRMAIL COVER TO LONDON WITH LATE FEE.
1949 airmail cover with stamps cancelled by a partial JOHANNESBURG postmark dated 2.II.49 and the additional stamp is for the "Late Fee".

Reference: H232
£20.00

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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