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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 (j) Scotland, most recent first.
GB 6d rate Glasgow to Canada 1863GB 6d rate Glasgow to Canada 1863
6d deep lilac, small white corner letters plate 3 (SG 83 - cat 200+ on cover) wing margin with small fault, cancelled with fine Glasgow duplex 159; MS 'per Canadian Mail via Londonderry'; b/s Montreal 20 April 1863; a lovely cover with a small printing fault giving the effect of a re-entry lower left.

Reference: S930
£40.00

GB Scotland Parcel Bill 1906
GB Scotland Parcel Bill 1906
Postal Document No PP.5a "Parcel Bill (in Letter Bag)" cancelled Huntley 30 November 1906 to Keith; dated 8.15 a.m. in Huntley, 10.15 a.m.in Keith; correctly used, locally; not often seen

Reference: S921
£20.00

GB Free Frank 1831GB Free Frank 1831GB Free Frank 1831
intact folded free frank wrapper with complete crowned circle "FREE" with cross at base in red (SG pmks 1A/12) dated 15 June 1831 to Edinburgh; b/s London Maltese Cross h/s VS (Vere Street) in blue (SG pmks 1/15); signed Lord Porchester.

Reference: S700
£18.00

Postcard from Sark to Scotland, 1906
Postcard from Sark to Scotland, 1906
Postcard from Sark to Scotland, 1906
GB KE VII 1/2d on PPC of Creux Harbour, Sark, to Forsinard, Sutherland, Scotland, 2 July 1906; fine s/r cds of Sark with d/r arrival d/s Forsinard 693; from a Sark hotel to a hotel in Forsinard, an attractive item

Reference: S619
£15.00

LIECHTENSTEIN, SCOTTISH SCOUTS MEETING 1963LIECHTENSTEIN, SCOTTISH SCOUTS MEETING 1963
Liechtenstein pictorials (SG 380, 381) in pairs with marginal text, on envelope from Schann 5 August 1963 to Scarborough; with poster stamp of the 'First Glasgow Group Boy Scouts Liechtenstein Camp 1963', with similar Liechtenstein commemorative cancellation: also with similar cachet on the reverse & one for the Feldkirch Austria Camp 1963

Reference: S287
£20.00

GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH PENNY POST OFFICE STAFFORD STREET 1847GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH PENNY POST OFFICE STAFFORD STREET 1847GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH PENNY POST OFFICE STAFFORD STREET 1847
1d red imperf cancelled 131 on folded outer to Halifax, Yorkshire 14 November 1847; on reverse 2 strikes of an undated circle datestamp Stafford Street, with red transit datestamp and blue Halifax arrival the next day; a scarce cover

Reference: S250
£25.00

RUSSIA: 1900 POSTAL STATIONERY TO HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON ROUTE TO SPAIN.RUSSIA: 1900 POSTAL STATIONERY TO HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON ROUTE TO SPAIN.
1900 - 4 kopek postcard cancelled by a numeral postmark and a S.PETERBURG postmark dated 29.IX.1900. It is addressed to the Russian Consul in Vigo to await the arrival of HMS Duke of Edinburgh

Reference: H269
£15.00

ADEN: 1910 PICTURE POSTCARD TO SCOTLAND WITH PAQUEBOT POSTMARK.ADEN: 1910 PICTURE POSTCARD TO SCOTLAND WITH PAQUEBOT POSTMARK.ADEN: 1910 PICTURE POSTCARD TO SCOTLAND WITH PAQUEBOT POSTMARK.
1910 picture postcard of Assouan to Fife with the GB stamps cancelled by a partial PAQUEBOT ADEN postmark dated 2.MY.10.

Reference: H193
£24.00

GB - LONDON: 1850 PENNY RED COVER WITH AN OFFICIAL UNPAID MARK.GB - LONDON: 1850 PENNY RED COVER WITH AN OFFICIAL UNPAID MARK.GB - LONDON: 1850 PENNY RED COVER WITH AN OFFICIAL UNPAID MARK.
1850 cover with pair of stamps cancelled by poor numeral marks. On the reverse there is an official unpaid codeless crown mark dated 29.NO.1850, an Edinburgh cds dated 20.NOV.1850 and a partial boxed MUSSELBURGH postmark in blue dated 30.NO.1850.

Reference: H186
£10.00

SWITZERLAND PHILATELIC EXHIBITION MINI-SHEET 1938 ON SPECIAL ENVELOPESWITZERLAND PHILATELIC EXHIBITION MINI-SHEET 1938 ON SPECIAL ENVELOPE
National Philatelic Exhibition Aarau 1938, miniature sheet on special envelope with special cachets, including balloon one, with additional 1 franc Air Stamp (SG 327/327a), to Glasgow. Some minor marks to envelope but stamps & cachets fine. Scarce combination.

Reference: S110
£70.00

SCOTLAND - GLASGOW: 1920 PRINTED POSTCARD FROM PARKHEAD FOOTBALL CLUB.SCOTLAND - GLASGOW: 1920 PRINTED POSTCARD FROM PARKHEAD FOOTBALL CLUB.SCOTLAND - GLASGOW: 1920 PRINTED POSTCARD FROM PARKHEAD FOOTBALL CLUB.
1920 printed postcard with a stamp cancelled by a poor EASTERN S.O. postmark.

Reference: H170
£20.00

SCOTLAND - EDINBURGH: 1863 PENNY RED PLATE 48 COVER.SCOTLAND - EDINBURGH: 1863 PENNY RED PLATE 48 COVER.
1863 penny red Die 2 Alphabet 3 stated to be plate 48, perf.14 cancelled on EDINBURGH 131 duplex on a mourning envelope.

Reference: H132
£10.00

SCOTLAND - ST.ANDREWS: 1937 KGVI and KEVIII MIXED FRANKING COVER TO BRITISH GUIANA.SCOTLAND - ST.ANDREWS: 1937 KGVI and KEVIII MIXED FRANKING COVER TO BRITISH GUIANA.
1937 cover to British Guiana with stamps cancelled by a partial ST.ANDREWS FIFE machine postmark dated 17.JNE.1937 and a manuscript "By first opportunity"

Reference: H094
£15.00

GB-SCOTLAND: 1981 OHMS OFFICIAL PAID ENVELOPE WITH BENBECULA POSTMARK.GB-SCOTLAND: 1981 OHMS OFFICIAL PAID ENVELOPE WITH BENBECULA POSTMARK.GB-SCOTLAND: 1981 OHMS OFFICIAL PAID ENVELOPE WITH BENBECULA POSTMARK.
1981 OHMS Official Paid long envelope with a partial BALIVANICH ISLE OF BENBECULA machine postmark dated 27.APR.81. On the reverse a boxed RA RANGE/ 27.APR.81/ HEBRIDES cachet in red.

Reference: H030
£10.00

GERMANY: 1930 POSTAL STATIONERY TO SCOTLAND CARRIED BY ZEPPELIN.GERMANY: 1930 POSTAL STATIONERY TO SCOTLAND CARRIED BY ZEPPELIN.
1930 - 8pf postcard with additional 15pf and 80pf Hindenburg stamps (SG 441 and 460) sent to Edinburgh. It is cancelled by BERLIN STAAKEN postmarks dated 23.8.30 with a KONIGSBERG postmark and Zeppelin cachets. With crease, but rare to Scotland!

Reference: H017
£45.00

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