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South Africa (Boer War) 1901 (19 Feb) cover from Barberton to Green Point Camp, franked with Transvaal 1900 1d. rose-red and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’, addressed to the elusive “Mr A Gunning/ Tent No.14 (Transvaales)/ Greenpoint, Cape Town”, censored on departure with large double-lined violet oval ‘Burgher Camp/ Barberton’ with “censored” and initials at centre, sent via Pretoria (24.2.) to Green Point Camp (1.3.) where it was censored on arrival, redirected north to Ladysmith camp where it was again censored and rectangular ‘PASSED/ S.O.P NATAL/ CENSOR/ P. of W.’ and triangular ‘PASSED/CENSOR P. OF W.’ Applied, from there sent to Diyatalawa Camp CEYLON where three separate censors have applied their violet oval handstamp. One censor en route has improvised some tape handstamping it ‘On H Majesty’s Service’ (folded out for display). An extraordinary redirected cover, showing eight censor marks on face, having travelled through FOUR camps. Remarkable and probably unique.South Africa (Boer War) 1901 (19 Feb) cover from Barberton to Green Point Camp, franked with Transvaal 1900 1d. rose-red and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’, addressed to the elusive “Mr A Gunning/ Tent No.14 (Transvaales)/ Greenpoint, Cape Town”, censored on departure with large double-lined violet oval ‘Burgher Camp/ Barberton’ with “censored” and initials at centre, sent via Pretoria (24.2.) to Green Point Camp (1.3.) where it was censored on arrival, redirected north to Ladysmith camp where it was again censored and rectangular ‘PASSED/ S.O.P NATAL/ CENSOR/ P. of W.’ and triangular ‘PASSED/CENSOR P. OF W.’ Applied, from there sent to Diyatalawa Camp CEYLON where three separate censors have applied their violet oval handstamp. One censor en route has improvised some tape handstamping it ‘On H Majesty’s Service’ (folded out for display). An extraordinary redirected cover, showing eight censor marks on face, having travelled through FOUR camps. Remarkable and probably unique.

South Africa

Covers and stamps / Ceylon / South Africa / Transvaal / Boer War / Censored mail

(Boer War) 1901 (19 Feb) cover from Barberton to Green Point Camp, franked with Transvaal 1900 1d. rose-red and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’, addressed to the elusive “Mr A Gunning/ Tent No.14 (Transvaales)/ Greenpoint, Cape Town”, censored on departure with large double-lined violet oval ‘Burgher Camp/ Barberton’ with “censored” and initials at centre, sent via Pretoria (24.2.) to Green Point Camp (1.3.) where it was censored on arrival, redirected north to Ladysmith camp where it was again censored and rectangular ‘PASSED/ S.O.P NATAL/ CENSOR/ P. of W.’ and triangular ‘PASSED/CENSOR P. OF W.’ Applied, from there sent to Diyatalawa Camp CEYLON where three separate censors have applied their violet oval handstamp. One censor en route has improvised some tape handstamping it ‘On H Majesty’s Service’ (folded out for display). An extraordinary redirected cover, showing eight censor marks on face, having travelled through FOUR camps. Remarkable and probably unique.

£895

Ceylon 1857-59 8d dark brown postal stationery envelope, type I unused; some slight tones at top edge and mounting remains on reverse. (H&G 6)

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon / Postal Stationery

1857-59 8d dark brown postal stationery envelope, type I unused; some slight tones at top edge and mounting remains on reverse. (H&G 6)

£95

Ceylon 1857-59 9d violet brown postal stationery envelope, type II unused; some very slight overall ageing (H&G 7a)

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon / Postal Stationery

1857-59 9d violet brown postal stationery envelope, type II unused; some very slight overall ageing (H&G 7a)

£85

Ceylon 1863 cover to London franked pair 1861-64, perf 14 5d. tied bar grid cancels, red Calle Paid cds at left, endorsed Ceylon 1863 cover to London franked pair 1861-64, perf 14 5d. tied bar grid cancels, red Calle Paid cds at left, endorsed

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon / Via Marseille

1863 cover to London franked pair 1861-64, perf 14 5d. tied bar grid cancels, red Calle Paid cds at left, endorsed "via Marseilles", arrival backstamp;slight faults to envelope at left, fresh condition.

£395

Ceylon 1865 (SP 15) cover to Lanark, Scotland, endorsed “Via Marseilles” and bearing single franking 1861-64, rough perf 14, 10d. dull vermillion with indistinct bar cancel and hand-written “Stamped” in same ink as address, London transit bottom left, reverse with Colombo Paid cds and arrival cds of OC 16.Ceylon 1865 (SP 15) cover to Lanark, Scotland, endorsed “Via Marseilles” and bearing single franking 1861-64, rough perf 14, 10d. dull vermillion with indistinct bar cancel and hand-written “Stamped” in same ink as address, London transit bottom left, reverse with Colombo Paid cds and arrival cds of OC 16.

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1865 (SP 15) cover to Lanark, Scotland, endorsed “Via Marseilles” and bearing single franking 1861-64, rough perf 14, 10d. dull vermillion with indistinct bar cancel and hand-written “Stamped” in same ink as address, London transit bottom left, reverse with Colombo Paid cds and arrival cds of OC 16.

£175

Ceylon 1867 (AP 15) envelope to Leamington, England endorsed “Via Marseille”, franked 1863/66 Recess De La Rue 2d. grey-green and 6d. blackish-brown in a horizontal strip of three, wmk Crown CC, perf 12½ cancelled by barred obliterators in black, Kandy Paid despatch in red, reverse Galle Paid and arrival cds; small fault at top of first 6d., a scarce franking. Ex Rev. Cornwall-Brooks 1979

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1867 (AP 15) envelope to Leamington, England endorsed “Via Marseille”, franked 1863/66 Recess De La Rue 2d. grey-green and 6d. blackish-brown in a horizontal strip of three, wmk Crown CC, perf 12½ cancelled by barred obliterators in black, Kandy Paid despatch in red, reverse Galle Paid and arrival cds; small fault at top of first 6d., a scarce franking. Ex Rev. Cornwall-Brooks 1979

£1145

Ceylon 1869 outer letter sheet to London franked perf 12½  4d. and 9d. octagonal Chalon Head tied Colombo duplex, arrival backstamp. Fine colour and appearance, an unusual franking.

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1869 outer letter sheet to London franked perf 12½ 4d. and 9d. octagonal Chalon Head tied Colombo duplex, arrival backstamp. Fine colour and appearance, an unusual franking.

£1765

Ceylon 1870 (AU 22) cover to Weymouth bearing single franking Chalon 9d. (SG 69b) tied Colombo duplex and by double-ring blue company handstamp, arrival backstamp. with RPS Certificate. Ex Hackmey.795

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1870 (AU 22) cover to Weymouth bearing single franking Chalon 9d. (SG 69b) tied Colombo duplex and by double-ring blue company handstamp, arrival backstamp. with RPS Certificate. Ex Hackmey.795

£795

Ceylon 1870 (FE 21) double rate envelope from Colombo to Liverpool, endorsed “Via Marseilles”, bearing 1867 3d. carmine-rose pair (one defective) and 1870 10d. orange pair (one with corner fault) both cancelled by ‘A’ obliterator, COLOMBO PAID cds, arrival cds on reverse. A rare franking, RPSL Cert. (2018)

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1870 (FE 21) double rate envelope from Colombo to Liverpool, endorsed “Via Marseilles”, bearing 1867 3d. carmine-rose pair (one defective) and 1870 10d. orange pair (one with corner fault) both cancelled by ‘A’ obliterator, COLOMBO PAID cds, arrival cds on reverse. A rare franking, RPSL Cert. (2018)

£1475

Ceylon 1870 entire to Liverpool, endorsed

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1870 entire to Liverpool, endorsed "Pr Str Rangoon/ via Galle/ & Marseilles" franked two 6d. and a 1d. cancelled by 'A' obliterators, Colombo Paid cds tying the 1d., arrival backstamp; vertical filing creases otherwise fine and attractive.

£895

Ceylon 1877 Ship’s mail bag cover (flap missing) to Kent bearing Great Britain 1d red plates 178, 179 (5) and 182 (3), some apparently re-used with previous fragments beneath. This 9d, was equivalent of 36c. rate, cancelled by ‘43’ numeral obliterators, endorsed “Via Brandesi” but carried via Southampton rather than Brindisi with Feb 26 1877 transit backstamp. Ex Scott-Archer.

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon / Great Britain Incoming / Brindisi tranit mail

1877 Ship’s mail bag cover (flap missing) to Kent bearing Great Britain 1d red plates 178, 179 (5) and 182 (3), some apparently re-used with previous fragments beneath. This 9d, was equivalent of 36c. rate, cancelled by ‘43’ numeral obliterators, endorsed “Via Brandesi” but carried via Southampton rather than Brindisi with Feb 26 1877 transit backstamp. Ex Scott-Archer.

£275

Ceylon 1878 cover to London bearing single franking 32c. tied Colombo duple and by bluish company chop, London Paid arrival at left.A good, clean single franking.

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1878 cover to London bearing single franking 32c. tied Colombo duple and by bluish company chop, London Paid arrival at left.A good, clean single franking.

£75

Ceylon 1899 thock, long cover with contents to New York bearing single franking 1r.12c. tied Colombo cds, London transit at base and arrival backstamp; a scarce single franking.685

Ceylon

Covers and stamps / Ceylon

1899 thock, long cover with contents to New York bearing single franking 1r.12c. tied Colombo cds, London transit at base and arrival backstamp; a scarce single franking.685

£685