Showing items in category Ceylon, sorted by newest listed first.
|CEYLON - 1895 1r12c dull rose ON SERVICE adhesive unused with major DOCTOR BLADE flaw. SG 017b.|
1895 1r12c dull rose adhesive without gum showing the watermark upright and overprinted ON/SERVICE in black with huge vertical printing flaw through the A of Postage and running to the bottom of the stamp. Possibly printers waste having no gum. SG 017b.
|CEYLON - 1896 5c ON/SERVICE adhesive use on local OHMS cover.|
1896 (JA.31.) use of O.H.M.S. envelope (slightly reduced at right edge from rough opening) addressed locally and struck by violet boxed FREE/C.P.LAYARD/ATTORNEY GENERAL frank. The 'free' was crossed through and a 5c dull purple adhesive added overprinted ON/SERVICE (SG 013) tied by COLOMBO COURT cds. COLOMBO arrival b/s.
|CEYLON - 1919 1/5c (X6) 'War Stamp' franked cover sent locally from COLOMBO.|
1919 (circa) local cover addressed to the 'Rice Distribution Department' at Colombo bearing a fine strip of six of the 1c/5c bright magenta adhesive overprinted 'War Stamp' and cancelled by COLOMBO roller strike dated DEC.15.
|CEYLON - 1945 'OAS' stampless cover to UK used at FPO/No.161.|
1945 (FEB.9.) stampless cover addressed to UK marked 'On Active service' and cancelled by FPO/No.161 cds used by troops stationed in Kandy, Ceylon. Two file puch holes at left edge and struck by violet triangular FIELD/CENSOR/65 h/s and circular UNIT CENSOR/X 152 strike which is counter signed by the Lieutenant.
|CEYLON - 1942 (circa) use of censored FORMULA AIR MAIL/LETTER CARD by troops in Ceylon.|
1942 (circa) use of dark blue on blue FORMULA type AIR MAIL/LETTER CARD addressed to UK bearing GV 5c violet block of four cancelled by unclear cancel with violet 'diamond' type PASSED BY/5/IND.FD/CENSOR/UNIT/G h/s and with triangular PASSED/BY UNIT/CENSOR strike alongside. Indian troops stationed in Ceylon.