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, Registered Mail and Airmails.

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FRANCE: 1739 PRE-STAMP ENTIRE TO BRUSSELS

1739 entire letter from Valenciennes to Brussels. There is a straight-line abbreviated type VALEN NE postmark (Lenain No.4) and a manuscript "3" (sols) rate mark.

Reference: 013H
SALONICA: 1711 PRE-STAMP MARITIME ENTIRE.

1711 entire letter from Salonica to Venice with the endorsement "D.L.S" (Dio La Salvi - By the Grace of God) and stated to be carried by the Marseille boat!

Reference: 011H
PAPAL STATES: 1747 PRE-STAMP ENTIRE TO FRANCE.

1747 entire letter from Ancona to Marsellie with manuscript forwarding agent's endorsement dated 8.JAN.1748.

Reference: 010H
LUXEMBOURG: 1963 COVER TO SWEDEN

1963 cover from Luxembourg-Ville to Stockholm with SG 708 (5f Europa) cancelled by a LUXEMBOURG-VILLE postmark dated 20.6.63 and SG 347-52 (1936 Stamp Congress issue) cancelled by STOCKHOLM arrival marks dated 23.6.63.
Faults!

Reference: 008H
LUXEMBOURG: 1937 REGISTERED NACHNAHME COVER TO SWITZERLAND.

1937 Remboursement envelope from Luxembourg-ville to Basel-Birsfelden with SG 298-300 (Air stamps) + SG 361 (Child Welfare) and Registered and Nachnahme labels. BIRSFELDEN postmark on reverse.

Reference: 007H
LUXEMBOURG: 1937 REGISTERED NACHNAHME COVER TO SWITZERLAND.

1937 Remboursement envelope from Luxembourg-ville to Basel-Birsfelden with SG 296a, 297-8, 300 (Air stamps) + SG 248a and Registered and Nachnahme labels. BIRSFELDEN postmark on reverse.

Reference: 006H
DENMARK: 1945 REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER TO SWITZERLAND.

1945 registered airmail cover from Copenhagen to Basel with SG 322-3 (Child Welfare), SG 338 (Red Cross), SG 342 (Romer), 332g (King's Head) and SG 298 + 307 (Parcel Post) cancelled by KOBENHAVN postmarks dated 10.10.45.

Reference: 005H
AUSTRIA: 1792 ENTIRE DOCUMENT

Large format folded legal document from Laibach to possibly Prague dated 17 November 1792 with large part of original governmental seal.

Reference: 004H
AUSTRIA: 1965 REGISTERED EXPRESS AIRMAIL COVER TO FRANCE.

1965 cover from Vienna to Paris with 70g + 3s + 10s buildings issue cancelled by TELEGRAPHEN ZENTRAL STATION WIEN postmarks dated 22.III.65 with also Registered and Express Special Delivery labels and a boxed "SPATLINGSSENDUNG" (Late Fee Sending) cachet. A scarce combination

Reference: 003H
CUBA: 1943 CENSORED COVER TO USA

1943 cover from Havana to Los Angeles with 1/2c Victoria + 10c black airmail (SG 459 + 386). It has been opened and resealed by "EXAMINED BY 4011" tape.

Reference: 002H
GB: 1992 CASTLE HIGH VALUES ON OFFICIAL POST OFFICE CARD.

SG 1611, 1613, 1614 and 993 (3 x £5 + £2 + £1 + 75p)on incomplete change of address card. Spectacular franking!

Reference: 001H
FRANCO-BELGIAN MAIL 1821

Entire from Paris to Petit Rechain, Pays Bas (at that date Belgium was still part of Holland). Red P in triangle Paris departure mark, LFR3 transit mark (letter française rayon 3, MS 10 décimes rate mark, on reverse scarce h/s FRANKRYK/OVER DINANT Belgian entry mark.

Reference: 106
LICHFIELD 1829 'TOO LATE'

Entire dated 17 November 1829 Lichfield to Leek, with faint circular dated double arc Lichfield, plus half circle type 'TOO LATE', both srikes on reverse, faint but clear: on front MS rate mark 8.

Reference: 104
AUSTRALIA WORLD WAR TWO 1940

AUSTRALIA Wartime Airmail, Mt Wilson NSW to Beaminster, Dorset on airmail envelope handstamped 'California Clipper' & MS 'Clipper via NZ & USA', with 2 x 2/- Kangaroo, 1/- Lyre Bird, 6d Kookaburra & 4d Koala, the 5/10 wartime Trans-Pacific airmail route: straight-line 'Passed by Censor' h/s No S19 in violet over sealing strip, fine appearance.

Reference: 102
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