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1904 British East Africa - 1904 1 Anna postal card to Bodo, Norway, cancelled LAMU 14 AP 1904. An Aden AP 24 transit cancel is on the front of the card, and a Bodo receiving strike on the back. An unusual destination to this town in the Arctic circle!1904 British East Africa
1904 1 Anna postal card to Bodo, Norway, cancelled LAMU 14 AP 1904. An Aden AP 24 transit cancel is on the front of the card, and a Bodo receiving strike on the back. An unusual destination to this town in the Arctic circle!
£95.00
Reference: A3417

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1906 New Zealand - 1906 picture post card (Akaroa) to a crew member on H. M. S. Flora, China Station, with a 2½d cancelled AKAROA 21 NO 06. A Victoria Hong Kong 28 DE 06 cancel is on the card. H.M.S. Flora was an Astraea class Cruiser, built in 1893. China Station was based in Hong Kong and an important base for projecting power in the Pacific and also for patrolling the Chinese Rivers. A scarce incoming card from New Zealand to the China Station. 1906 New Zealand
1906 picture post card (Akaroa) to a crew member on H. M. S. Flora, China Station, with a 2½d cancelled AKAROA 21 NO 06. A Victoria Hong Kong 28 DE 06 cancel is on the card. H.M.S. Flora was an Astraea class Cruiser, built in 1893. 'China Station' was based in Hong Kong and an important base for projecting power in the Pacific and also for patrolling the Chinese Rivers. A scarce incoming card from New Zealand to the China Station.
£95.00
Reference: A3415

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1899 British Guiana - 1899 2c on 5c postal envelope to Georgetown cancelled T.P.O. RAILWAY. E.C. 25 DEC 1899.  (Proud D2) A Georgetown 25 DEC arrival cancel is on the back. This canceller was used on the Berbice (East Coast) Railway between Mahaicony and Georgetown. 1899 British Guiana
1899 2c on 5c postal envelope to Georgetown cancelled T.P.O. RAILWAY. E.C. 25 DEC 1899. (Proud D2) A Georgetown 25 DEC arrival cancel is on the back. This canceller was used on the Berbice (East Coast) Railway between Mahaicony and Georgetown.
£75.00
Reference: A3416

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1946 Northern Rhodesia - 1946 envelope to Philadelphia, USA, with a 2d cancelled KAPIRIMPOSHI 12 JAN 46. (Proud D2) An uncommon cancellation.1946 Northern Rhodesia
1946 envelope to Philadelphia, USA, with a 2d cancelled KAPIRIMPOSHI 12 JAN 46. (Proud D2) An uncommon cancellation.
£50.00
Reference: A3414

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1922 Malaya - Straits Settlements - STRAITS SETTLEMENTS.  1922 picture post card (Cavanagh Bridge and General Post Office, Singapore) to Denmark with a 5c, 1c and 2c cancelled by two strikes of the KEPPEL HARBOUR, SINGAPORE, 29 SE 1922 datestamp.1922 Malaya - Straits Settlements
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 1922 picture post card (Cavanagh Bridge and General Post Office, Singapore) to Denmark with a 5c, 1c and 2c cancelled by two strikes of the KEPPEL HARBOUR, SINGAPORE, 29 SE 1922 datestamp.
£145.00
Reference: A3413

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1879 Trinidad - 1879 envelope to France with a 6d cancelled by a crisp barred numeral 3 with a single circle datestamp      3 JA 27 1879 alongside. A TRINIDAD JA 27 1879 datestamp is also on the front of the cover, along with London Paid 13 FE 79 and Calais transit marks.  The number 3 was allocated to ST JOSEPH. A most appealing and rare cover.1879 Trinidad
1879 envelope to France with a 6d cancelled by a crisp barred numeral '3' with a single circle datestamp '3' JA 27 1879 alongside. A TRINIDAD JA 27 1879 datestamp is also on the front of the cover, along with London Paid 13 FE 79 and Calais transit marks. The number '3' was allocated to ST JOSEPH. A most appealing and rare cover.
£875.00
Reference: A3412

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1913 Trinidad and Tobago - 1913 picture post card (A River Scene, Caura) to London with a 1d cancelled CHAGUANAS DE 9 13. A Port of Spain transit cancel is also on the card.  Chaguanas is on the western side of Trinidad, south of Port of Spain. An uncommon cancel from what was then a small village.1913 Trinidad and Tobago
1913 picture post card (A River Scene, Caura) to London with a 1d cancelled CHAGUANAS DE 9 13. A Port of Spain transit cancel is also on the card. Chaguanas is on the western side of Trinidad, south of Port of Spain. An uncommon cancel from what was then a small village.
£45.00
Reference: A3411

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1907 Trinidad -  A ½d Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago newspaper wrapper, to the Grenada Agricultural Society, Grenada, cancelled G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN NO 7 07. An appealing inter Agricultural Society wrapper. 1907 Trinidad
A ½d 'Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago newspaper wrapper, to the Grenada Agricultural Society, Grenada, cancelled G.P.O. PORT OF SPAIN NO 7 07. An appealing inter Agricultural Society wrapper.
£45.00
Reference: A3410

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1901 Boer war - 1901 censored cover to India, written by an Indian serving in the British Forces, with a 1d cancelled BARBERTON 15 NOV 01. Barberton and Pretoria censor cachets are on the front of the cover, on the back are Pretoria 19 NOV, Durban NO 22, Tuticorin 19 DE and Shastara 28 DE 01 transit and arrival cancels. 1901 Boer war
1901 censored cover to India, written by an Indian serving in the British Forces, with a 1d cancelled BARBERTON 15 NOV 01. Barberton and Pretoria censor cachets are on the front of the cover, on the back are Pretoria 19 NOV, Durban NO 22, Tuticorin 19 DE and Shastara 28 DE 01 transit and arrival cancels.
£325.00
Reference: A3409

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1902 Boer War - 1902 censored envelope to Kroonstad, O.F.S. from a Boer P.O.W. at the Peniche Camp, with five 5R stamps cancelled PENICHE 9 JAN 02. A Vredefort Road FE 8 02 cancel is on the back of the cover. A scarce cover from this P.O.W. Camp in Portugal. An original picture of Boer Prisoners at Peniche accompanies the cover.1902 Boer War
1902 censored envelope to Kroonstad, O.F.S. from a Boer P.O.W. at the Peniche Camp, with five 5R stamps cancelled PENICHE 9 JAN 02. A Vredefort Road FE 8 02 cancel is on the back of the cover. A scarce cover from this P.O.W. Camp in Portugal. An original picture of Boer Prisoners at Peniche accompanies the cover.
£775.00
Reference: A3408

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1947 Dubai - 1947 cover to India, endorsed on the front By air mail with five India ½ Anna overprinted PAKISTAN on the back. These have all been cancelled DUBAI 6 NOV 1947. A Bombay 3 DEC 47 arrival cancel rather implies that it didnt go air mail. A scarce cover with these stamps. 1947 Dubai
1947 cover to India, endorsed on the front 'By air mail' with five India ½ Anna overprinted PAKISTAN on the back. These have all been cancelled DUBAI 6 NOV 1947. A Bombay 3 DEC 47 arrival cancel rather implies that it didn't go air mail. A scarce cover with these stamps.
£1275.00
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1961 Northern Rhodesia - 1961 reused cover to Salisbury with a Rhodesia and Nyasaland 3d cancelled by the scarce MUMBWA NORTHERN RHODESIA 8 APR 61 datestamp. A small village in the central part of Northern Rhodesia, the post office fell under the Broken Hill administration, a little over 120 miles to the north east. A scarce and seldom seen cancellation.1961 Northern Rhodesia
1961 'reused' cover to Salisbury with a Rhodesia and Nyasaland 3d cancelled by the scarce MUMBWA NORTHERN RHODESIA 8 APR 61 datestamp. A small village in the central part of Northern Rhodesia, the post office fell under the Broken Hill administration, a little over 120 miles to the north east. A scarce and seldom seen cancellation.
£28.00
Reference: G3017

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1925 Canada - 1925 inter bank High Value Packet label from the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto to the Royal Bank of Canada Montreal with eight $1, two 10c and a 1c, an $8.21 franking! The stamps have been cancelled by R registration handstamps. A Toronto JUL 20 1925 datestamp is on the face of the label. A very scarce HVP label with this high franking1925 Canada
1925 inter bank High Value Packet label from the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto to the Royal Bank of Canada Montreal with eight $1, two 10c and a 1c, an $8.21 franking! The stamps have been cancelled by 'R' registration handstamps. A Toronto JUL 20 1925 datestamp is on the face of the label. A very scarce HVP label with this high franking
£150.00
Reference: G3016

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1956 Canada - 1956 parcel label to Calgary, Alberta, with a pairs of K.G. VI $1 and 20c and two 1c, all overprinted “G” (S.G.0178, 0187 & 0195) and all cancelled LETHBRIDGE 27. 1. 56. A Calgary JAN 28 1956 arrival cancel is on the face. A scarce usage of these Official stamps on a parcel label.1956 Canada
1956 parcel label to Calgary, Alberta, with a pairs of K.G. VI $1 and 20c and two 1c, all overprinted “G” (S.G.0178, 0187 & 0195) and all cancelled LETHBRIDGE 27. 1. 56. A Calgary JAN 28 1956 arrival cancel is on the face. A scarce usage of these Official stamps on a parcel label.
£38.00
Reference: G3015

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1956 Canada - 1956 parcel label to Calgary, Alberta, with five 1950 50c, overprinted “G” and five 1952 20c overprinted “G” (S.G. 0187 & 0188) all cancelled LETHBRIDGE 16. 1. 56. A Calgary JAN 17 1956 arrival cancel is on the face. A scarce $3.50 Official rate. (The stamps catalogued £145 as used stamps!)  1956 Canada - 1956 parcel label to Calgary, Alberta, with five 1950 50c, overprinted “G” and five 1952 20c overprinted “G” (S.G. 0187 & 0188) all cancelled LETHBRIDGE 16. 1. 56. A Calgary JAN 17 1956 arrival cancel is on the face. A scarce $3.50 Official rate. (The stamps catalogued £145 as used stamps!)  1956 Canada
1956 parcel label to Calgary, Alberta, with five 1950 50c, overprinted “G” and five 1952 20c overprinted “G” (S.G. 0187 & 0188) all cancelled LETHBRIDGE 16. 1. 56. A Calgary JAN 17 1956 arrival cancel is on the face. A scarce $3.50 Official rate. (The stamps catalogued £145 as used stamps!)
£75.00
Reference: G3014

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1944 Falkland Islands - 1944 Operation Tabarin cover to Port Stanley with Falkland Island Dependencies ½d and 1d cancelled SOUTH SHETLANDS 16 AP 1944. A Port Stanley 25 AP 44 arrival cancel is on the back. George W. J. Bowles was the Customs Officer and represented the Governor visiting the bases at Deception Island and Port Lockroy in March and April 1944. The role of Operation Tabarin was ostensibly to deny safe anchorages to enemy raiding vessels and to gather meteorological data for allied shipping in the South Atlantic. It was set up in 1943 and continued throughout the war years.   1944 Falkland Islands
1944 Operation Tabarin cover to Port Stanley with Falkland Island Dependencies ½d and 1d cancelled SOUTH SHETLANDS 16 AP 1944. A Port Stanley 25 AP 44 arrival cancel is on the back. George W. J. Bowles was the Customs Officer and represented the Governor visiting the bases at Deception Island and Port Lockroy in March and April 1944. The role of Operation Tabarin was ostensibly to deny safe anchorages to enemy raiding vessels and to gather meteorological data for allied shipping in the South Atlantic. It was set up in 1943 and continued throughout the war years.
£140.00
Reference: K3400

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1945 Falkland Islands - 1945 Operation Tabarin registered cover to the USA with a Falkland Island Dependencies 9d cancelled GRAHAM LAND 3 FEB 1945. A Port Stanley 16 FE 45 transit cancel is on the back. The cover was carried on the “Fitzroy” and “William Scoresby”. The role of Operation Tabarin was ostensibly to deny safe anchorages to enemy raiding vessels and to gather meteorological data for allied shipping in the South Atlantic. It was set up in 1943 and continued throughout the war years.   1945 Falkland Islands
1945 Operation Tabarin registered cover to the USA with a Falkland Island Dependencies 9d cancelled GRAHAM LAND 3 FEB 1945. A Port Stanley 16 FE 45 transit cancel is on the back. The cover was carried on the “Fitzroy” and “William Scoresby”. The role of Operation Tabarin was ostensibly to deny safe anchorages to enemy raiding vessels and to gather meteorological data for allied shipping in the South Atlantic. It was set up in 1943 and continued throughout the war years.
£130.00
Reference: K3399

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1916 South Africa - 1916 illustrated piano advertising cover to Switzerland, censored and resealed by tape at the top with a 3d cancelled CAPE TOWN JY 1 16. A Berne 24 VII 1916 arrival cancel is on the back. A scarce piano advertising cover. 1916 South Africa
1916 illustrated piano advertising cover to Switzerland, censored and resealed by tape at the top with a 3d cancelled CAPE TOWN JY 1 16. A Berne 24 VII 1916 arrival cancel is on the back. A scarce piano advertising cover.
£75.00
Reference: G3011

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1861 Gambia - 1861 mourning envelope to France, endorsed p “Ethiope” with a green oval cachet “BARRÈRE FRÈRES BATHURST RIVIÈRE DE GAMBIE” and a red BATHURST GAMBIA PAID OC 25 1861 datestamp. A red P.D. and London NO 11 and Calais 11 NOV 61 transit cancels are on the front of the cover as well as a “7” in red for the 7d out of 8d prepaid due to the London Post Office for a ¼ oz letter rate. A rare early cover, ex Sacher. 1861 Gambia
1861 mourning envelope to France, endorsed 'p “Ethiope” with a green oval cachet “BARRÈRE FRÈRES BATHURST RIVIÈRE DE GAMBIE” and a red BATHURST GAMBIA PAID OC 25 1861 datestamp. A red 'P.D.' and London NO 11 and Calais 11 NOV 61 transit cancels are on the front of the cover as well as a “7” in red for the 7d out of 8d prepaid due to the London Post Office for a ¼ oz letter rate. A rare early cover, ex Sacher.
£1350.00
Reference: G3010

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1901 Seychelles - 1901 15c envelope sent registered to Budapest with a block of four 3c on 10c paying the 12c registration. These have all been cancelled SEYCHELLES OC 24 01. A London 25 NOV 01 transit cancel is on the front of the cover. Fine. 1901 Seychelles
1901 15c envelope sent registered to Budapest with a block of four 3c on 10c paying the 12c registration. These have all been cancelled SEYCHELLES OC 24 01. A London 25 NOV 01 transit cancel is on the front of the cover. Fine.
£225.00
Reference: G3003

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