(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.
(Cape of Good Hope) Undated outer letter sheet to Colonial Secretary, Cape Town bearing oval handstamp ‘Post Office Cape of Good Hope’ with ‘GR’ initials at centre. In 1805 on occasion of the second British Occupation prepayment of mail became compulsory and handstamped.
(Football and Cricket) 1901 (12 May) cover to “Stowe House, Nr Kidderminster, England” franked Great Britain 1d. lilac tied Army Post Office/ Barberton/ South Africa cds. Contains two letters of 7.V. (some splitting) and 14.5. both with many references to Riding, Football and Cricket.
(Natal) 1898 (JY 21) registered cover to Albany, N.Y., USA franked 1882-89 1d. and pair 3d. grey tied by Eshowe Zululand cds, red London transit, reverse with Durban and New York transits plus arrival cds; fine condition. (Zululand was annexed to Natal on 31st December 1897).
1890s 1d. overprinted card in dark blue entitled 'The Docks, Cape Town'; unused.
1891 registered cover to Belgium, franked with 1d, 2d (pair) and 6d tied with framed 'PRETORIA' registered handstamps, reverse with Cape Town registered transit date stamp and BRUSSELS arrival, re-addressed upon arrival with postman's manuscript explanation on the reverse.