(Northern) 1901 (10 Nov) stampless cover (with original contents) from Wase to England, endorsed “No stamps obtainable/ w.H. Wilkin Lieut/ 2. WAFF”, with manuscript “Ibi 18 11 01” in violet ink and Northern Nigeria transit cds (additional strike on reverse). Charged postage due on arrival with blue crayon “T” and “1d/620” tax markings and South Molton cds.
(Post Offices in Crete) 1898 (24 Nov) printed soldier’s envelope ‘From’ “Lca Sgt F. Pagett 5th Fusiliers Crete”, endorsed bottom left corner “British Forces Crete” , stamp cancelled Candia Oesterreichische Post cds, reverse with Dover Station Office cds; some slight faults to envelope, opened-out for display a rare and unusual item of mail from the International Peace-Keeping Force in Crete.
(Soldiers Letter) 1876 (NO 20) cover to Mere, Wilts endorsed and countersigned, bearing Great Britain 1d., plate 172, cancelled A26 obliterator with Gibraltar cds alongside. The letter was written by Prt. Thomas Welch No.1215 of 69th Foot Regiment.
(Soldier’s Letter) 1882 soldier’s concessionary rate cover to Plymouth bearing 16 dots 1d. lilac tied ‘A26’ duplex, envelope correctly endorsed at the top from Private Martin Sweney on “S.S Draceo” at Gibraltar and countersigned by his Commanding Officer; tear at top of envelope with small part of backflap missing.
1862 (FE 12) cover to England endorsed over three lines “From Joseph Gardener Seaman/ On board of H.M ship Hero/ Bermudia”, countersigned by commanding Officer, franked Great Britain 1d., plate 48 cancelled by ‘A94’ obliterator of cunard mailboat, Helminster arrival on front. Vertical creasing affecting stamp. R.P.S,L Certificate (2005)