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Poland SG 252-260 airmail issue + SG 218, 220, 225, 227, 244 on registered airmail cover from Warsaw to Vienna, 4 Nov 1925; various red h/s included boxed 'SAMOLOTEM' (by 'plane); no b/s; large and attractive envelope

Reference: 1287

150p, 500p pictorials (SG 267, 274) 2nd anniversary of independence issue; cancelled s/r bilingual cds Beyrouth 15 May 1944; no arrival b/s; scarce stamps on cover

Reference: 1286

25p, 50p, 200p pictorials (SG 265, 266, 268) the 2nd anniversary of independence issue; cancelled s/r bi-lingual cds Beyrouth 15 May 1944; no arrival b/s; scarce stamps on cover

Reference: 1285

Envelope to the Red Cross Commission for Prisoners of War, Bordeaux; m/s 'Kriegsgefangenensendung' & 'Frankreich'; d/r cds Berlin-Grunewald 14 March 1915; eagle cachet.' ...ingsstelle des Gardekorps Berlin'; red cachet 'Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre - Croix-Rouge Française Paris'; no b/s; a nice Red Cross combination

Reference: 1284

10 August 1915| crowned POW censor cachet - CHEMNITZ, overprinted Geprüft Gefangenenlager Chemnitz, cancelled with blue cross; d/r bridged cds Ebersdorf bz Chemnitz 23 August 1915; h/s 'Kriegsgefangenen-Sendung ...frei', h/s 'Bureau de secours aux prisonniers de guerre BERNE, Comité de Bâle': message on reverse with questions to the POW, with answers in pencil; fascinating mini-piece of history

Reference: 1283

Paris XV slogan d/s on military envelope inscribed F.M. m/s to Secteur Postal 13957; censored by French with oval h/s 'Ouvert' ZA554; h/s 'Le Destinataire n’a pu être atteint à l’adresse indiquée'; boxed h/s "RETOUR À L’ENVOYEUR" on front and reverse; blue crayon cross (Paris) confirms return to sender?  a wonderful combination on such a 'plain' cover

Reference: 1282

Local mail in Nossi-Bé, Madagascar, 1891; pair of 0.10 on 5c (SG D33), 2 x 0.15 on 20c (SG D34); 'T' in a triangle"; small d/r cds with inner dotted circle; some age faults to envelope; these stamps scarce used on cover; stamps catalogued £126 in SG 2016

Reference: 1281

Multifranking of 18 stamps on 1 envelope from Tananarive-Antanimena to Windhoek, 1954: on the front: 2c (SG54), 20c (SG 59), 45c (SG 99), 45c (SG 100), 60c (SG103), 25c on 2f (SG 111), 15f (SG 173), 25f Eboué (SG 280); on the reverse 8 x 50c (SG 299), 20f (SG 267), 3f (SG 160); a very attractive and spectacular franking

Reference: 1280

France Peace type 50c, 55c, 65c, 75c, 90c; Iris type 25c, 45c, 70c; Sower type 30c; Céres type 2 x 2f 25; registered envelope Nice-Wilson; no b/s, a fine combination multi-franking

Reference: 1279

30c 'Lauré' cancelled Boulogne 549 lozenge 16 October 1870; red PD, red London Paid cds 17 October; on reverse red London EC & London W 17 October 1870; during the Siege of Paris

Reference: 1278

Mixed franking with France 3 x 50c 'Peace' cancelled with Ancy s/ Moselle Agence Postale hexagonal d/s 18 September 1936; forwarded from London to Lagos with added GB KGV 6d cancelled London FS 38  20(?) August; b/s Lagos 31 August 1936; a fine scarce combination

Reference: 1277

German Prisoner of War envelope, inscribed in m/s "Kriegsgefangenenpost"; franked with 5 allied zone issues (8 pfg, 10 pfg, 3 x 20 pfg); cancelled Weilen (?), 29 August 1947; no arrival b/s

Reference: 1276

Pair of 25pfg AMPOST yellow cancelled Flensburg-Mürwik (in British Zone), 26 September 1947; opened and resealed with censor label  "Opened by Examiner 7555"; tied by VF 'British Censorship Germany' cachet No 5937; ms "written in German"; from a woman in a displaced persons camp

Reference: 1273

West Germany centenary issue (SG 1035-7) cat £170 (2014) used, cancelled on special cover Munich 2 October 1949; with Berlin 'notopfer' label; unaddressed

Reference: 1272

VF PPC of Latvian country village street with 2 x 2r + 4r cancelled TALSI (Latvia) d/r cds 22 March 1922, to Antwerp; all on front of card with the same cds on the reverse

Reference: 1270

Cover from Noumea (New Caledonia) to Sydney, franked with 2 x 1fr (SG 281), 2 x 1f 50 (SG 282) & 5f (SG 283);by air mail & registered, censored by the French with sealing tape and cachet; attractive and colourful cover

Reference: 1267

Registered envelope (from the Burgermeister’s office); strip of 4 x 12 pfg Hindenberg heads overprinted LOTHRINGEN + 6 pfg all cancelled by large boxed provisional h/s MOMBRONN, June 1941; b/s Metz 6 June 1941; 54 pfg registered rate

Reference: 1265

Hindenburg heads 80 pfg and 12 pfg overprinted Elsass + 2 x 1 pfg un-overprinted cancelled Mulhausen 26 November 1940; 2 x 1pfg cancelled Munich 4 December 1940; registered and express marked in typescript + red crayon cross; no b/s

Reference: 1264

12 pfg Hindenburg overprinted 'LOTHRINGEN' on plain envelope; cancelled boxed provisional d/s 'KLEIN-REDERCHINGEN' (Petit-Rederching), small straight-line d/s 5 March 1941; no b/s

Reference: 1263

Petain 2fr, 2fr 40 on card by airmail to Cranleigh, Surrey via Lisbon, cancelled Albi 16 July 1942; vf Lisbon d/r bridged transit cds 20 July 1942; British 'tombstone' type censor mark; card only; small text in front, some light faults

Reference: 1262

3 x 40c Mercury + 1fr 20 Iris cancelled with m/c d/s Paris 28 Sep 1941; British tombstone censor h/s + blue crayon stripe mark; h/s 'Undeliverable for Reason Stated / Return to Sender'; purple h/s 'RETOUR'; London arrival cds 25 October 1944; b/s 21 October 1944; some faults

Reference: 1261

Sower 2c & 3c, Mercury 5c and 3 pictorials (total 2fr 50 rate); cancelled St Etienne 2 May 1940 to Claygate, Surrey; opened by Censor, sealed with tape "Control Postal Militaire" tied with censor cachets front and back

Reference: 1260

Portrait head definitives 30, 10, 0.25 din (SG 333, 330, 320) + 0.50 (SG 415) and 2 x 2 dinar fiscals; cancelled Zagreb, 8 August 1940; s/r Graz transit d/s 9 August (to Goppingen labour camp); fair boxed h/s 'Nachgebühr'; German 'Eagle' censor cachet; b/s Ulm (Donau) No. 6(?)

Reference: 1256

Letter sent during the GB postal strike, 10 Feb 1971; franked with France 0.50 Bequet, cancelled Le Havre slogan d/s; large 'Rowland Hill' Export Letter Service yellow label cancelled with red h/s 'By Export Letter Service Southampton' and tied with d/r cds 'The Great Post Office Strike' Jan 20

Reference: 1251

Letter sent during the GB postal strike, 15 Feb 1971; franked with France 0.50 Bequet, cancelled Calais; 15p red and 20p green 'Export Letter Service' labels; tied with boxed h/s 'Flown by Hovercraft, Ramsgate'; partial m/c b/s

Reference: 1250
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