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Thailand

1914 | Thailand (DR20279)

Thailand. (Netherlands East Indies). 1914. Envelope addressed to Wisbaden, Germany bearing Siam SG 162, 15s on 28s chocolate tied by Bangkok date stamp '5th Oct 1914' with Bangkok/ 2 transit on reverse, routed via the Netherlands East Indies with Tandjongprick and Weldrevreden transits '20th Oct 14' on reverse.

Very unusual route to Germany via the Dutch Indies due to shipping disruption of the German East Asia squadron and the cruiser "Emden" who took a heavy toll on shipping along thr coast of Sumatra and Penang Harbour before being destroyed on the 8th November 1914.

Included a Post card of the "Emden" attacking a Russian cruiser in Penang Harbour on 28th October 1914 and the "Emden: finally destroyed.

£275.00
Thailand

1910 | Thailand (DR20278)

Thailand. (Postcards). Circa 1910. Picture post card of 'Siamese Elephant flag and Royal Coat of Arms'.

Mint card published by 'E.F.A.'

£60.00
Thailand

1932 | Thailand (DR20277)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1932. Picture post card (stamp removed) of the 'Royal Palace viewed from Dusit Park, Bangkok' addressed to Wales.

£50.00
Thailand

1908 | Thailand (DR20276)

Thailand. (Postcards). 1908. Coloured picture post card of 'Klong scene, Bangkok' addressed to the Netherlands bearing Siam SG 98, 4c pale scarlet tied by Bangkok GPO date stamp with adjacent Bangkok/ 2 date stamp '15th May 08' and Amsterdam arrival.

Lovely card showing Bangkok canal scene. Card published by "Siam Photo Supply Co. Bangkok'.

£125.00
Thailand

1905 | Thailand (DR20275)

Thailand. (Australia - Siam Postcards). 1905. Coloured picture post card of 'Rice cultivation in Siam' addressed to Australia bearing Siam SG 69, 2a scarlet and pale blue and SG 71, 3a green tied by Bangkok/ 2 date stamp '16th Nov' with Singapore transit 'Nov 22.'

Scarce coloured card showing the production of rice.

£225.00
Thailand

1900 | Thailand (DR20274)

Thailand. (India - Sea Post Office). Circa 1875. Black and white etching depicting 'Sorting mail in the office on board the P & O steamer "Pekin" on route from India in 1875.

In 1868 an agreement was made between the G.P.O. and the P & O Company for sorters to be employed on the ships carrying mail between Suez and Bombay. These men, by sorting the letters, saved time when the mail arrived a t its destination. Until 1908. when the service ceased, the mail sorted in this way on board ship carried a 'Sea Post Office' mark.

£25.00
Thailand

1890 | Thailand (DR20273)

Thailand. (Burma Overland Mail). 1890. A letter with transcript dated 'Chiengmai, Laos, Feb 7 1890' from an American Missionary back to his family in Omaha. He writes 'We left Omaha on the evening of Sept 3, 1889 and arrived Chiengmai Jan 20 1890. All this time was spent in travel except 5 weeks which we spent in Bangkok while awaiting boats to take us up the river. From San Francisco we took a ship by way of the Sandwich Islands and Yokohama, Japan. Japan to Hong Kong, China - distance of 6992 mile. Here we again took a ship to Bangkok, Siam, 1150 miles distant. Our course be sea covered 8142 miles requiring 31 days actual sailing. We had very little rough weather and no storms.
(Postal address Chiengmai, Laos - via Moulmein and British Burma).

An historical letter detailing the arduous journey from Omaha to Northern Siam (Laos) in 1889/90.

Dr James McKean was given land on the Ping River by the Prince of Chiengmai to build a Leprosarium and construction began in 1908.

£150.00
Thailand

1906 | Thailand (DR20272)

Thailand. (Burma Overland Mail). 1906. Envelope addressed to France bearing Siam SG 104, 24a brown tied by Chiengmai date stamp '27th Sept 06', routed via Rahang '9th Oct' with Sea Post Office 'Oct 27' .

Although by 1906 the rail service from Bangkok went as far as Paknampo it was still muck quicker overland from Chiengmai via Lampang and Raheng (Tak( to Myawaddy, Kawkareik and Moulmein then by 'P & O' liner to Bombay and Aden.

The Chiengmai - Raheng part of the route still took 14 days and the journey via Kawkareik to Moulmein only had five mail carriers with no bridges so in the rainy season the mail carriers had to wait until the mountain torrents became fordable.

£395.00
Thailand

1909 | Thailand (DR20271)

Thailand. (Burma Overland Mail). 1909. Photographic post card of 'Missionary's travelling in the jungles of Northern Siam' dated 'Chiengrai, Laos Aug 17 1909' addressed to the United States bearing Siam SG 95, 3a green tied by Chiengrai date stamp 'Aug 17', routed via Chiangmai with transit on face '25th Aug 09', with Coalinga duplex arrival, hand-stamped 'Forwarded' in purple and endorsed 'Visalia'.

Missionary card mentioning their travels in Kengtung (Burma), mailed by the Burma Overland route via Moulmein, Rangoon and carried by Sea Post Office.

Scarce card (but 2a adhesive removed).


£150.00
Great Britain

1850 | Great Britain (DR20270)

Great Britain. (United States - Tans-Atlantic Mail). 1850. Envelope addressed to New York bearing 'Embossed' SG 54, 1s pale green (imperf) tied by '447' bat obliterator with Leeds double arc in blue on reverse 'Jan 25 1850', endorsed 'per "Europe" Steamer via Liverpool' with Liverpool lozange 'L/ Jan 26' on reverse (Robertson Fig B), bold hand-struck 'Paid' in red and charged '5 cents' in red on face.

The '5 cents' is an accountancy credit hand-stamp being the U.S. share of postage for inland delivery.

Lovely fine four margin Embossed 'one shilling for Trans- Atlantic mail stamp cat 1350 GBP on cover.

£225.00
Great Britain

1881 | Great Britain (DR20269)

Great Britain. (France). 1881. Folded letter addressed to France bearing SG 167, 1 1/2d venetian red and SG 172, 1d lilac tied by London squared circle 'Sept 24th 81' with French entry cachet and Nice arrival on reverse.

£80.00
Great Britain

1872 | Great Britain (DR20268)

Great Britain. (France). 1872. Registered and Charged blue envelope addressed to France bearing SG 122, 6d pale chestnut (plate 11) tied by 'Bute Docks/ D57' duplex 'My 23 72' with oval Registered/ Cardiff and oval 'Registered/ London' transit on face in red 'My 23', circular 'PD' with hand-struck 'CHARGE' and framed accountancy on reverse with 'Postes Calais/ Paris' wax seals in red (2), French entry cachet and Nantes arrival on reverse.

Scarce single sixpence single franking sent registered and Charged to France.

£150.00
Ireland

1852 | Ireland (DR20267)

Ireland. (Forwarding Agent - Tans-Atlantic Mail_. 1852. Stamp-less folded letter endorsed 'At Sa Sept 24th 1852' addressed to Kington, Mass. with bold oval 'Transmitted Through/ Mitchell 7 Seymour/ Ship Agents/ Queenstown' in blue on face.

Scarce Queenstown Forwarding Agents this type 'Transmitted Through' not listed in 'The Postal History and Markings of Forwarding Agents' by Kenneth Rowe known in blue only 1853.

The contents of the letter note the sender being in Cork Harbour.

£295.00
Ireland

1837 | Ireland (DR20266)

Ireland. (Irish Ship Letters - United States Forwarding Agent). 1837. Pre stamp folded letter written from Philadelphia dated 'July 24th 1837' addressed to London, endorsed 'via New Yok Packet' and forwarded with oval 'Forwarded By/ Goodhue & Co/ New York' in red on reverse, landed in Ireland with framed 'Cork/ Ship Letter' in black on face (Roberson S4) with Cork transit 'Au 18' and Dublin diamond 'Aug 19th' with London receiver '21st August' on reverse and rated '4/2' in m/s.

Lovely item of Forwarded mail sent Trans-Atlantic paying the double ship letter, Captains fee and the mileage from Cork to Dublin and Dublin to London a fee of 4/2 (four shillings and two pence).

£195.00
Argentina

1876 | Argentina (DR20265)

France. (Argentina). 1876. Envelope addressed to Buenos Aires bearing France 'Type "Ceres" Yvert 60a, 25c blue (4) tied by numeral '1' in Paris star with adjacent Paris/ Pl de la Bourse date stamp '17th Feb', routed via Bordeaux on the French paquebot "Mendoza" with 'Ligne J Paq. Fr. No 4' on reverse (Salles 1063) and rated '10' in blue crayon with bold framed '14 CENTAVOS' on face and Buenos Aires receive 'Mar 19th' on reverse.

£695.00
France

1883 | France (DR20264)

France. (France used in Algeria). 1883. Registered French "Type Sage" postal stationery envelope 15c blue upgraded with France Yvert 89, 10c black and Yvert 90, 15c blue tied by Bou-Saada/ Algeria double ring '17th Nov' (struck twice) with boxed hand-struck 'R' in red on face addressed to Bordeaux with 'Marseille a Lyon' ambulant on reverse and Bordeaux arrival '23rd Nov 83'.

Lovely item from this small Dessert Oasis town in the middle of Algeria.

£175.00
France

1855 | France (DR20263)

France. (Corsica). 1855. Envelope addressed to Paris bearing 'Napoleon' Yvert 14, 20c blue tied by petit chiffre with adjacent Ajaccio date stamp '26th Juin 55'

£225.00
Madagascar

1901 | Madagascar (DR20262)

French Colonies. (Madagascar - Sweden). 1901. Registered Photographic post card of 'Tam - Tam a Mababibo' (Baobab Trees) addressed to Sweden bearing Madagascar Yvert 32, 10c black/ blue and Yvert 35, 25c black/ rose tied by Majunga/ Madagascar double ring '1st Jan 01' (with adjacent second strike) and hand-struck framed 'R' in blue and Sundsvall arrival '29/1'.

Unusual destination from French Madagascar to Sweden paying 35 cents for a registered post-card.

£195.00
French Colonies

1872 | French Colonies (DR20261)

French Colonies. (Guadeloupe). 1872. Folded letter addressed to Pointe-a-Pitre bearing French General Colonies Yvert 17, 5c green/ azure 9(mperf) and Yvert 22, 15c bistre (imperf) tied by dotted lozange with adjacent 'Basse - Terre' double ring '9th Oct' with framed 'P.P.' on face in red and Pointe - a - Pitre arrival on reverse '10th Oct 1872.'

Nice item of domestic mail paying the 15 cents internal rate from Parish to Parish.

£550.00
French Post Office in China

1904 | French Post Office in China (DR20260)

China. (French Post Office in China). 1904. Envelope addressed to France bearing French China SG 39, 15c orange-red tied by Tien-Tsin-Chine/ Poste Francaise double ring '14th Oct 04' with hand-struck 'Voie Siberie' and 'Corres cos d' Armees' on face with circular military detachment cachet in red and Morbihan arrival on reverse '17h Nov 04.'

£275.00
French Post Office in China

1922 | French Post Office in China (DR20259)

China. (French China). 1922. Registered envelope addressed to France bearing French China SG 92, 1c on 5c orange (pair) and SG 96, 5c on 25c violet (2)tied by Tien-Tsin Poste Francaise date stamp '19th Dec 22' (Pothion Type T04) with matching registration label and Nantes arrival on reverse '21st Jan 23'.

Very scarce large date stamp of the French Post Office in Tien -Tsin a registered rate paying the 'twelve cent' registration rate with very rare 'one cent on 5 cent' orange on cover.

Very colourful franking.

£950.00
French Post Office in China

1905 | French Post Office in China (DR20258)

China. (French Post Office in China - Rumania). 1905. Registered envelope addressed to Rumania bearing French China 'Type Blanc' SG 37, 5c green (pair) and SG 38, 10c carmine (block of four) tied by Shang-Hai/ Chine double ring '9th Jan 05' with framed hand-struck 'R' and Bucarest arrival on reverse.

Unusual destination from the French Post Office in Shanghai to Rumania paying the Registration fee of 50 cents.

£275.00
China

1911 | China (DR20257)

China. (French Post Office in China). 1911. Registered envelope addressed to France bearing French China SG 76, 2c on 5c green (strip of four) and SG 77, 4c on 10c red (strip of three) tied by Amoy - Chine - Poste Francaise date stamp '4th Oct 11' with matching registration label, endorsed 'voie de Siberie' with Shanghai transit and Auriol receiver.

Registered mail from the French Post Office in Amoy is scarce.

£275.00
China

1905 | China (DR20256)

China. (French China). 1905. Envelope addressed to France bearing French China 'Type Blanc' SG 37, 5c green and SG 38, 10c orange tied by Tien-Tsin-Chine Poste Francaise double ring '31st Juil 05' with hand-struck 'Corres ces d' Armees' onface with oval '16th Regt. d' Infie. Colole/ Detant. D Tien-Tsin/ Le Vaguemestre' in violet on reverse.

Lovely item of mail from the French Detachment in Tien-Tsin. Attractive combination.

£350.00
China

1913 | China (DR20255)

China. (Postal Stationery - German Post Office). 1913. Chinese postal stationery card 'coiling Dragon' one cent green upgraded with German China SG 47, 2c on 5pf green tied by Tientsin/ Deutsche Post date stamp '3rd June 13' addressed to Germany endorsed 'via Siberia'.

Attractive combination.

£95.00
China

1913 | China (DR20254)

China. (German Post Office in Kiautschou). 1905. Picture post card of 'Japanese lady pouring rice' addressed Germany bearing Kiautschou SG 24, 1c brown (pair) tied by Tsingtau/ Kiautschou date stamp '11th May 08', endorsed 'via Siberia'.

Nice item paying the 'two cent' printed matter rate.

£95.00
China

1908 | China (DR20253)

China. (German Post Office in Kiautschou). 1908. Envelope addressed to Betthum, Germany bearing Kiautschou SG 26, 4c carmine tied by oval 'Kais. Deutsche/ Marine Schiffspost/ No 17' date stamp '26th Nov 08'.

Scarce use of Maritime mail from Kiautschou .

£275.00
China

1908 | China (DR20252)

China. (German Post Office in Kiautschou). 1908. Envelope addressed to Japan bearing Kiautschou SG 26, 4pf carmine (pair) tied by Tsintau/ Kiautschou date stamp '14th April 08', underpaid with framed 'T.' han-stamp and endorsed '10 cts' in violet crayon with framed vernacular 'Too Pay' in carmine on face and Japanese 'Forwarded' label cancelled '41.4.28'.

£350.00
China

1911 | China (DR20251)

China. (German Post Office in Kiautschou). 1911. Picture post card of 'Kloster Hua Yen an im Lauschan' addressed to Shanghai bearing German China, Kiautschou SG 25, 2c green tied by Tsingtau/ Kiautschou date stamp with Imperial Post Shanghai arrival. Very fine.

£95.00
Czechoslovakia

1919 | Czechoslovakia (DR20250)

Czechoslovakia. (Czech Forces in France). Circa 1919. Stamp-less picture post card of 'Forge - Neuve, Darney, Vosges' addressed to Limoges endorsed '21st Regiment Tcheco - Slovaques, Darney, Vosges' and 'F.M.', cancelled by circular '21st Regt de Chasseurs Tcheco - Slovaques/ Bureau de Colonel/ 21st Ceskoslo Vensky Strelecky Pluk' in violet.

Very fine and rare item from the Czech Forces in France WW1.

£225.00
Czechoslovakia

1920 | Czechoslovakia (DR20249)

Czechoslovakia. (French Detachment in Czechoslovakia). 1919. Stamp-less picture post card of 'Cathedral and bridge from the river, Prague' endorsed 'F.M.' addressed to Cognac, France cancelled by bilingual circular '23rd Regiment Chasseurs Tcheco - Slovaque/ Le Commandant du Regiment' in violet on face.

£175.00
Czechoslovakia

1919 | Czechoslovakia (DR20248)

Czechoslovakia. (French Maroc). 1919. Picture post card of 'Rue Arabe, Nedroma' (Algeria) endorsed 'F.M.', written from 'Outad Oulad et Hadj' dated '29th Jan 1919' addressed to 'Depot a Armee Tchecosloaque, Cognac, France' cancelled by 'Tresor et Postes/ 408' date stamp '29/1' with oval 'Poste Daain Guettare/ Maroc Orientla/ Le Vaguemestre' on face and reverse, forwarded to PRAGUE with circular ''Depot Des Regiments Tcheco - Slovaques/ Francaise Militaire' in violet on face.

Tresor et Postes '408' from Outat Oulad et Hadj.

£375.00
Albania

1917 | Albania (DR20247)

Albania. (Prisoner of War Mail). 1917. Envelope written from Elbassan, Albania addressed to 'Comite International de la Croix Rouge/ Geneve, Suisse (Section Civile)' bearing Austro-Hungarian 'Feldpost' Yvert 25, 5h green and Yvert 31, 20h brown tied by 'K.U.K. Etapptenpost/ Elbassana' with boxed 'Zensuriert/ K.U.K. Zensurstelle/ Feldkirch/ 156' in carmine with framed 'Vendu Par/ L' Agence Internationale/ Der Prisonniers de Guerre' and hand-stamped 'Comite Internationale de la Croix Rouge/ Geneve/ Agence Internationale Ds Prisonniers de Guerre/ Service des Enveloppes et Tiimbres de Guerre' on face with Geneve arrival '25th July 1917' on reverse.

£225.00
Albania

1919 | Albania (DR20246)

Albania. (British Contingent at Scutari). 1919. Un-stamped picture post card of 'View of Shkodra and Mosque' endorsed 'On Active Service' addressed to Newcastle cancelled by 'Field Post Office/ S 100' dated '19 Mr 1919' with framed (Crown)/ Passed By Censor/ 433' in violet on face.

On 19th February 1919, 1/6th Bn The Gloucestershire Regiment (which had served in Italy in 144th Brigade) was sent to Scutari to emphasise the Allied character of control in Albania. Only a small detachment of Troops remained from May 1919.

The Albanian case for Independence was heard at the Paris Peace Conference on 24th February 1919.

Mail from the Troops in Albania was passed though Army Post Office S 100 at Taranto, Italy but may be identified by the Battalion's censor hand-stamp No 433 which was used for part of the time in Albania.

A very fine view card from Shkodra with Censor No 433.

£175.00
Persia

1921 | Persia (DR20245)

Persia. (Meched Military Censorship). 1921. Censored envelope addressed o Teheran bearing Yvert 309, 10c rose and brown (stamp on reverse) tied by Meched (Depart) double ring '8th Oct 21' with framed Meched military censor cachet in black reading 'Censored on behalf of military Governing Forces' with Teheran arrival 'Oct 22nd'.

A black rectangular Government military censor. The only known covers were mailed to Teheran from August to September 1921. (See "Ghajar covers and Postal History" by Iraj Eftekhar. published in 2003.

£1350.00
Persia

1897 | Persia (DR20244)

Persia. 1897. Registered envelope addressed to England bearing Yvert 76, 2c green (3) and Yvert 76, 5c blue (6) tied by Urmai date stamp '8th Aug 97' with Provisional registration label 'R/ Perse' and hand-struck oval 'R' with hooded Registered/ London arrival '30 Au' in orange and forwarded to Bournemouth with same day arrival on reverse.

Very attractive franking.

£245.00
Persia

1896 | Persia (DR20243)

Persia. (Persian Gulf). 1896. Postal stationery envelope 5c turquoise upgraded with Yvert 75, 2c green and Yvert 76, 5c blue tied by octagonal Rescht date stamp addressed to Berlin routed via the Caspian Sea to Baku '18th March' and overland to Berlin arrival '4/4' on reverse..

£125.00
Persia

1892 | Persia (DR20242)

Persia. 1892. Registered postal stationery envelope 'six cent' pink upgraded with Yvert 65, 1c black )on reverse) and Yvert 70, 14c orange tied by oval Teheran date stamp with hand-struck oval 'R', addressed to the Netherlands with Rotterdam receiver on reverse '16th April 92'. Very fine and scarce.

Lovely item from "C. Mottes" French Instructeur de l' Armee, Teheran (Perse).

£275.00
Persia

1896 | Persia (DR20241)

Persia. (France). 1895' Registered envelope addressed to France bearing Yvert 80, 1k orange and yellow tied by Teheran date stamp '2/5' with oval hand-struck 'R' with Paris - Etranger/ Chargements in red on face '26th Mai 95' and Paris arrival '26th Mai' on reverse.

Nice Registered single franking to France.

£245.00
Greece

1869 | Greece (DR20240)

Greece. (France). 1869. Stamp-less folded letter addressed to Athens cancelled by Lyon double ring '28th Mai 1869', endorsed 'via Marseille' with Marseille transit ''29th Mai', charged with hand-struck '90' and bearing Greek 'Large Hermes' Yvert 20, 10 lepta orange/ azure (imperf) and Yvert 22, 40 lepta lilac/ azure (imperf pair) applied and tied on arrival by Athens date stamp.

Very fine usage of Large Hermes stamps as Postage Dues.

£275.00
Greece

1915 | Greece (DR20239)

Greece. (French Detachment in the Dardanelles). 1915. Stamp-less envelope written from '47th Artillery, 42nd Battalion, 1st Division, Francaise en Orient S.P. 505' addressed to France cancelled by Tresor et Postes / 505 date stamp '31st Dec 15' with circular military cachet 'Corps Expeditionnaire des Dardanelles/ 1st Division/ Groupe du 47th Reg. d' Artie de Campagne' in violet on face with Jura receiver on reverse '18th Jan 16'.

The Corps Expeditionary D' Orient was a French Force raised for service during the Gallipoli Campaign on 22nd February 1915. As the French began to refocus there actions in the Mediterranean around Salonika the force was re-named Corps Expedionnaire Des Dardanelles on October 4th 1915.

The British and French ships had begun a Naval assault on the Dardanelles 19th February 1915. Military landings on the Gallipoli Peninsular followed April 25th.
By mid January 1916 all Allied Troops had to be evacuated and the attack on the Turkish Troops on the Dardanelles abandoned.

This item is from the 3rd Batterie of the 47th Field Artillery Regiment commanded by Captain Roux.

£275.00
Greece

1918 | Greece (DR20238)

Greece. (Macedonia - Serbia). 1918. Stamp-less picture post card of 'Place Centrale du March aux Grains, Monastir, Serbia' (grain market) dated '5th Sept 1918' addressed to France cancelled by circular 'Service de Surete/ Poste de Florina/ Armee D' Orient'.


The Battle of Monastir (1917) was a failed French attack against German/ Bulgarian fortifications to the North and West of Monastir 12 to 26 March 1917 during the Salonika Campaign in World War One.

The Army D' Orient was a Field Army of the French Army during World War One who fought on the Macedonian front. The Army D' Orient was formed in September 1915 during the conquest of Serbia by German - Austrian - Bulgarian Forces and shipped to the Greek port city of Salonika when the first units arrived on 5th October 1915.

The Battle of Florina was an offensive operation of the Bulgarian Army fought between 17 - 28 August 1916 in which they conquered the city of Florina, Greece. They met with resistance from the Serbian Army. The French under General Maurice Sarrail prepared a counter attack re-taking Florina for the Allies in September 1916.

£375.00
Greece

1918 | Greece (DR20237)

Greece. (Italian Occupation of Calimno). 1918. Registered envelope addressed to Marseille bearing Italian Occupation of Calimno Yvert 8, 50c violet tied by 'Poste Italiane/ Kalymno (Egeo)' double ring '12th Avril 18' with matching registration label and framed 'Verificato Per Censura/ Censor No 1' in lilac on face, routed via Rodi '18/4' and Bologna '6/5' with Marseille arrival '8th Mai' on reverse.

Lovely item of censorship mail sent registered from Kalymnos.

The island was occupied on May 12 1912 during the Italo - Turkish War by Italian sailors of the "Regia Marina"

£245.00
Greece

1883 | Greece (DR20236)

Greece. (Turkish Post Office in Mytilene). 1881. Envelope addressed to Constantinople bearing Turkey Yvert 44, 10p black/ rose tied by Mitylene Arabic hand-stamp (Coles & Walker Type 33) with adjacent 'Metelin/ Turquie' double ring '2nd Aout 1881' and Constantinople/ Stamboul receiving on reverse in blue

Scarce item from the Turkish Post Office on Mytilene).

£275.00
Aden

1952 | Aden (DR20235)

Aden. Circa 1952. Registered postal stationery envelope '30 cents on 3 annas' indigo (Aden postal stationery size H), upgraded with SG 37, 10c on 2a sepia and SG 43, 1s on 1r green tied by Aden date stamp with Aden G.P.O. registration label, endorsed 'Forces To Forces' and sent by '3508540 A.C.I. Carey J.F./ Hut 236/ 4 (A.S.D.) Chapel Hill, Royal Air Force, Steamer Point, Aden' addressed to 'Hut 439, No 2 Wing, R.A.F. Records Office, England' with circular 'Customs and Excise (No 27) censor in violet.

£195.00
Sudan

1925 | Sudan (DR20234)

Sudan. (Great Britain - India - Pakistan). 1925. Envelope addressed to 'The Cement Factory, Wah Makwar, Sudan' bearing Great Britain SG 420, 1 1/2d brown tied by Lapseharbour S.O. Co. Antrim date stamp '11th Jan 25', with framed T/ 20/ L' hand-stamp, endorsed in red ink "Not Known Sudan" and forwarded to Pakistan with Indore receiver '23/2' and framed 'D.L.O. Lahore/ 27 Feb 25' on reverse and sent to India with boxed 'D.L.O. Bombay/ 13 Mar 25' and re-directed back to Makwar with Port Sudan '23rd Mar' and '
Shellar Halfar T.P.O. No 2' ambulant dated '25th March' on reverse, with circular 'Postage/ Unpaid' and bearing Sudan postage dues SG D5, 2m black and brown and SG D7, 10m green and mauve tied by Makwar date stamp '29th Mar', forwarded once again with m/s 'Wah Hossana' in blue ink and still travelling May 1st.

The cover was damaged in transit and the Sudan, Egyptian or Indian Post Offices have tied the envelope together with wax and string.

£150.00
Cape of Good Hope

1827 | Cape of Good Hope (DR20233)

Cape of Good Hope. (Netherlands). 1827. Pre stamp folded letter written from Rotterdam dated '20th November 1827' addressed to 'Kaap Strad' endorsed 'Per Capt. Sohayo/ Ship "Willen" 'D.G.G.' with (Crown) Post Office General/ Cape Town'/ 7 Ap 7/ 1823' and charged '8' in m/s for the ship letter.

Superb quality, the cover taking 138 days in transit from Rotterdam to the Cape.

During the French Revolutionary Wars the Dutch Republic (Cape of Good Hope) was occupied by the French in 1795. The Cape Colony then became a French Vassal and enemy of the British who were at war with France. British Troops invaded and occupied the Colony the same year. Britain relinquished control of the territory in 1803 but re-occupied the Colony on 19th January 1806 after the Battle of Blaauwberg. The Dutch formerly ceded the territory to the British in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814. Hence mail from the Netherlands to the Cape is scarce after 1795.

£225.00
Nyasaland

1960 | Nyasaland (DR20232)

Rhodesia & Nyasaland. (Southern Rhodesia - Nyasaland). 1960. Envelope addressed to the 'Nyasa Teas Factory, Cholo' bearing Rhodesia & Nyasaland SG 1, 1/2d orange tied by Ntakataka/ Nyasaland date stamp '1st Dec 60', underpaid with 'T/ 5d' in m/s and bearing Southern Rhodesia postage due SG D3, 2d agate mixed with Nyasaland postage due SG D3, 3d green tied by Cholo/ Nyasaland receiver dated '6th Dec 1960' on face.

The Central African Federation consisted of the three southern African Territories of the self governing British Colony Southern Rhodesia and the British Protectorates of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland which existed between 1953 and 1963.

Scarce and very attractive combination of postage dues from Nyasaland and Southern Rhodesia during the Central African Federation period.

£275.00
Gibraltar

1942 | Gibraltar (DR20231)

Gibraltar. (Spain - Netherlands East Indies). Circa 1942. Envelope addressed to Soerabaja, Dutch Indies bearing Spain SG 955, 70c blue tied by Barcelona roller date stamp, routed via Gibraltar with 'P.C. 90/ Examiner 105' censor label and 'Door Censuur Geopend' label tied on arrival by circular 'Ned - Ind Deviezen Instituut/ Deviezen/ Censuur/ Soerabaja/ 3' in carmine on face and reverse.

£50.00
Thailand

1899 | Thailand (DR20230)

Thailand. (Siamese Post Offices Abroad - Austria). 1899. Austrian postal stationery card 3h red cancelled by Karlsbad hand-stamp dated '24th Aug 99, addressed to Singapore with two arrival strikes 'Singapore Sp 19 99' on face and forwarded to Kelantan with bold Siamese Post Offices in Kelantan arrival '27th Sept 99' on face.

Only two other items of incoming mail recorded with the Siamese Kelantan Post Office Abroad date stamp known.

(Vertical crease on stationery).

£1500.00

Philatelic News & Information

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French Colonies

6th Apr 2022

Its a real pleasure to add a magnificent selection of French Colonies from Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and Oceania. Very fine pre-stamp, British Post Office, Charged Mail, Advice of Receipt, Printed Matter and postage due mail. A lovely selection of censor mail, some with five or six censor cachets and labels, routed Trans-Africa, two Ocean or over the Atlantic with some unusual destinations.

A few items from the Dr. Edward Grabowski collection, this amazing sale sold in three parts by Spink. Also interesting Tahiti and New Caledonia from Tony Eastgate's life time work.

Over the next few months we hope to add many items to grace the finest collections.

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China, French Indo China and Chinese Labour Force.

6th Apr 2022

A strong area of stock is our China from Imperial to WW2 with many fine censor covers and Air Transits. A good selection of the overseas Post Offices, Austrian, British, French, Japanese and Russian with offices in Manchuria. Many mixed combinations, I.P.O's .

Coming soon the John Marc Sitarek accumulation of China, French Post Office and Indo-China with magnificent French Detachment in the Boxer Campaign covers.

John Marc also had a fine selection of the Chinese Labour Force which are not often seen, he built this selection over thirty years. One of the darker aspects of World War One was the plight of 12,000 Chinese workers who were recruited by the British Army from the North of China in 1916 to serve on the battle front in France as labourers, trench diggers, munitions carriers, mine disarmers and corpse bearers under often inhumane conditions. A large number were also struck down by the devastating Spanish flue of 1918.

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