(East Africa) 1901 3 pesa stationery card to Germany cancelled Langenburg D-OA cds (22/4), Dar-es-Salaam transit (29/4), insufficiently addressed and not found with blue manuscript “Zuruck 21/5”, German cancels at bottom right for arrival and despatch of card and at left Dar-es-Salaam cds of 19/6.
(Postage Due) 1930 (JY 1) incoming underpaid cover from Kampala, Uganda to Poste Restante, underfranked with 1c., 'T' in circle and plain 'T' tax mark alongside, deficiency of 14 Uganda cents calculated as 35 gold centimes (=21 Zanzibar cents) paid by 1926-30 21c. black/orange postage due tied cds, subsequently marked with red m/s cross and initials, and charged "Charges Paid" below, the same ink deleting Tax marks and used fro the return address to Kampala. Philatelic (with the co-operation of the Zanzibar postmaster), still scarce and very fine. Ex Griffith-Jones, page 462 of his book.
1877 formula stationery card used within Kingston bearing red Jamaica Paid One Penny cds overstruck Kingston cds, small black framed ‘ADVERTISED’ top centre, less clear red straight-line handstamp and framed Returned/ Letter Branch date stamp of 15.AU.77 (The first day of use as noted in Proud).
1880 cover from Arundel, England, franked pair 2½d addressed to Shanghai. Reverse 'Hong Kong' transit (JA 20) and 'SHANGHAE' index A cds of British Post Offices, re-directed back to England with Hong Kong transit, London transit and final arrival cds; some toning, a well travelled cover.
1891 3m. on 5m. postal stationery card with a range of instructional hand stamps and cancellations of Samanoud including three negative handstamps and a Samanoud Caisse cds, Registration and T handstamps, AR and Return cancels. Very fine and unusual.
1901 '3' on '4 cents' on 2c. postal stationery newspaper wrapper cancelled cds and addressed to Bordeaux, black two-line Retour/ a L'Envoyeur at base, reverse with straight-line INCONNU a RAPPEL B handstamp plus another example with index 'C'.
1901 Registered cover from Mount Athos to Novoukrainka via Constantinople, franked on reverse with 1Pi/10k vertical pair, tied by R.O.P.I.T*ATON cds. Front shows rare ATON registration handstamp. Letter undelivered and sent back via Odessa, Mount Athos arrival alongside. Rare and attractive
1902 (31/3) 5pf ‘1900’ stationery card uprated 5pf. to Hong Kong cancelled Deutsch-Nettkow cds with two Victoria Hong Kong cancels, the card bears an endorsement that the addressee was travelling to Adelaide, Australia and Pretoria, Transvaal, Adelaide cds bottom left overstruck by bold Pretoria cds, repeated at right, Return Letter Office Johannesburg cds, returned and redirected to Clettwitz with final arrival of 30/12 02. Various instructional handstamps, not all clear.
1905 incoming cover from England to a PO Box at Johannesburg bearing 1d. KEVII tied Par.Station.R.S.O./ Cornwall cds, framed INCONNU/ UNKNOWN handstamp on front, reverse with Transvaal T.P.O. European Mail date stamp of 21 Sep, Reposted cds of 19.OCT and 27.OCT plus RETURNED LETTER OFFICE JOHANNESBURG cds of 6 Nov; some slight tone spotting.
1905 incoming picture postcard from Bengasi, Libia underfranked with Italy 5c. tied square-circle date stamp, black handstamped 'T' at left and circular framed '4d' charge handstamp which has been cancelled by overstriking with A25 obliterator, oval Valetta date stamp and Retn Letter Branch G.P.O. Malta cds; some slight staining of little importance.
1915 (5.XI) cover from Netherlands to Shanghai, China, routed via Hong Kong where two blue 'OPENED BY CENSOR/Hong Kong' sealing labels at top and fine two-line 'RETURNED.NOT/TRANSMISSIBLE' handstamp at base applied; the envelope cut open for display.
1920 incoming wrapper ‘L’Echo Du Daube’ from Hungary to Canton with straight-line ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN handstamp and REBUTS at top, at left good clear handstamp in red Returned Letter Office Canton, faint Canton backstamp. Broken bottom right corner otherwise good example of this handstamp.
1922 (1.3.) registered cover from Constantinople to Magnissa, Greece bearing on reverse single franking Merson 15pi. on 1f. tied French Post Office cds, transit Tresor et Postes 528 (of Smyrna), Greek Smyrna transit of 22 Feb and blue arrival cds of 24th where bilingually inscribed “Retour”, Greek Smyrna cds of 28th and a strip of selvedge applied and tied by two further strikes, return cancels of Constantinople and Galata; slightly reduced at side.
1930 registered incoming airmail cover from Kassel, Germany to Baghdad, reverse with red manuscript “Refused” with signture and date, two framed D.L.O. Baghdad bilingual date stamps, the front bears two bilngual handstamps REFUSED, one of these at centre of brown Post Office paper together with D.L.O.Baghdad and RETURN TO SENDER, duly returned with Kassel arrival at centre on reverse.
1937 incoming cover to Tientsin from Middlebury, VT, USA franked 1½c. ‘Harding’ with a variety of instructional handstamps with on reverse two-line unframed RETOUR (RETURNED)/ INCONNU (UNKNOWN), whilst on front framed Incnnu plus UNCLAIMED and ADVERTISED which may have been applied on return together with the large ‘hand’ of Seattle Wash.; central filing fold.
1937 incoming registered cover from Shipbourne, Kent bearing mixed Reign franking KGV and KEVIII, red manuscript”Unknown” and framed black handstamps RETOUR and INCONNU/ NOT KNOWN, reverse with two Hong Kong cds and Shipbourne and Tonbridge cancels of outward journey only.
1939 incoming cover from Frinton, England to ‘The Shanghai Butchery Co.’ With arrival backstamps, front bearing violet framed FIRM EXTINCT and two-line framed Returned for Reasons Stated/Return To Sender, various Chinese manuscript marks and violet Shanghai cds on reverse, German censorship has been applied en route back, without any final arrival.