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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

3 Allied zonal issues (SG 904, 936, 949) on envelope cancelled d/r cds Hamburg, 6 December 1947 to Staffordshire; opened and resealed with British censor label "Opened by Examiner 9485" & tied by British censorship Germany cachet 0847; ms 'Private - German'

Reference: 1274

KE VIII 1½d brown (SG 459) x 32 (28 on reverse) for a total rate of 4 shillings; cancelled London 30 June 1937, with airmail label front & back; red German zeppelin cachet 'Deutsche-Luftpost, Europa-Sudafrica'; to Buenos Aires; a spectacular franking

Reference: 1269

GB KGV Downey Head 1d cancelled large d/r cds Allahabad RMS, 3 January 1917; boxed h/s 'undelivered for reason stated Return to Sender'; T in circle and 1d postage due cancelled 1 February 1917; on reverse large MS 'refused'; on front 'Bombay DLO Postage Due 2 annas'; on reverse Bombay DLO, 3 March, 7 March; Lucknow DLO 14 March 1917

Reference: 1268

Presidents issue 1c and 4c cancelled White Plains, NY, 28 Nov 1944 to Dublin; British censor tape 'Opened by Examiner 6815'; boxed Irish bilingual censor 'Released by Censor'; no b/s

Reference: 1257

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

A Rhodesian stamp in the UDI era; cancelled 14 April 1970; stamp not valid, thus 1/2d postage due charged; GB postage due stamps 4d, 4 x 2d, 2 x 1d; cancelled Kenilworth 9 May 1970; front only but useful item

Reference: 1249

GB 1d lilac 16 dots cancelled FPO BO British South Africa 8 August 1900; s/r cds MODDER RIVER 7 Aug 1900 the d/s of origin; on patriotic Boer War card; a good scarce postmark

Reference: 1248

VF RP postcard 'Italian War Demonstration, London May 27th 1915' also with placard 'Czechs Greet Italy and her Allies; Down with Austria'; on reverse a red patriotic label 'For the Independence of the Czech Nation'; cancelled by roller m/c d/s 16 June 1915; sent across London from Notting Hill to Holloway Road; a superb rare patriotic card of the period

Reference: 1245

Portsmouth Ship Letter boxed h/s on reverse of entire letter (m/s 'bill of lading') from Havana 5 May 1827; large m/s rate mark 4/9; b/s red s/r cds (London) 21 June 1827; m/s 'P. Ship Hindustan'

Reference: 1243

KUT 1/- and 30c on OHMS envelope with OHMS crossed out, cancelled Dar es Salaam l6 July 1944 to Dublin, opened by censor and sealed with label 'Opened by Examiner R/6' : boxed red Irish bilingual censor cachet  'released by censor'; no b/s; a nice cover

Reference: 1230

French 10c Sage PS card with Anglo-German political propaganda cartoon, with illustration (mounted on the PS card) depicting Queen Victoria & Bûlow (the German Chancellor), reflecting the Naval Race;  d/r cds St Nicolas du Port and Verneuil, 28 & 29 April 1901; a rare card

Reference: 1224

Legal document  (a will register) with blue crowned h/s 'Paid' cds Dublin 8 Dec 1855; readdressed from Bath to London with d/r cds Bath 10 Dec 1855;  ms 1d paid;  b/s Bath 10 December, London 11 December 1855

Reference: 1212

2 ½ d KGVI pale blue on (reused) envelope; 'Czech Army in England 1940' propaganda label; cancelled with Czech field post bilingual h/s; opened and resealed with label 'Czech independent brigade group chief welfare officer' h/s, to philatelic author Norman Hill, nice unusual usage

Reference: 1205

Envelope to a German interned in Switzerland; GB KGVI 2½d cancelled d/r cds Rotherham, 8 April 1944; censored by British 'Opened by Examiner 3204' tape and German with "Geöffnet" sealing tape with Swastika cachet; Swiss 'Zuzustellen /Fieldpostdirektion' & No 315); arrival d/s after forwarding 19 July 1944, with the original letter

Reference: 1187

Sowers 5, 10, 10+5, 25, 30, 35c and Mersons 40, 45, 50c, and 1fr cancelled Nieppe d/r cds; + GB KGV 4d cancelled FPO D4 plus registered label with same cancel; on long OHMS envelope; from Nieppe to Isle of Wight, 21 April 1915; 2 different censor h/s: red and violet; b/s APO B3(?), London registered & Shanklin (IoW) 24.4.15; a rare combination

Reference: 1184

Public Record Office receipt for an uncertified copy P/A 334, charged at £1/19/6 with KGVI fiscal stamps of the Public Record Office, £1, 3 x 5/-, 2/6, 1/-, 2 x 6d, making up the charge, all cancelled with oval d/s; a lovely example

Reference: 1176

Continental Savoy Cairo (Hotel) envelope franked with Farouk 5 mils & 10 mils cancelled with bilingual Hotel cds; Egyptian bilingual censor tape 'Opened by Censor Egyptian Censorship' and small double circle 'censorship Dept 16 (or 91)' h/s on front;  pink bilingual Irish censor label  'Opened by Censor 147' : an unusual double censorship combination

Reference: 1172

complete folded entire written in clear but perhaps faulty French, 6 February 1781, with a good strike of the small double ring cds 'cachet d' essai' Bordeaux PP; m/s rate mark 10 (sols), b/s London Bishop mark FE 22 and m/s 22 charge mark; a fine example of a very scarce cachet

Reference: 1171

GB KGVI 7d & 8d definitives on air mail envelope from Blackwood (Monmouthshire) to Bombay, 18 March 1942; unable to be delivered with various handstamps and cachets on the front and the reverse, 'Retour', 'DLO Bombay', 'Inconnu/ Not Known', 'Insufficiently addressed' ; censored and returned May 1942: a striking combination

Reference: 1170

Canada 2 x 3c Royal Visit issue (SG 374) cancelled Hamilton 26 August 1940, with censor's sealing strip 5636: Lundy 2 puffins orange cancelled by green Lundy slogan d/s and s/r cds 21 September 1940: a most unusual combination

Reference: 1168
Egypt to UK 1940 censored

Block of nine 5 mils King's Head cancelled by bilingual bridged s/r cds Cairo, 15 June 1940, to London; sealed by Egyptian censor's tape 'Opened by Censor' & violet small box bilingual censor h/s '4'; b/s Cairo m/c d/s

Reference: 1143
Egypt to UK 1940 censored

King's Head 5 mils, 10 mils, 4 x 15 mils, 13 mils + 30 mils airmail pictorial, all cancelled bilingual s/r bridged cds Alexandria 16 January 1940 to London; m/s "Imperial Airways" and h/s "English language"; red circular censor's h/s 'M'; no b/s; attractive franking

Reference: 1142
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