Showing items in category Ceylon, sorted by newest listed first.
|CEYLON - 1830 OHMS (front) with rare COLOMBO/POST FREE handstamp.|
1830 (JUN.26.) pre-printed ON HIS MAJESTYS SERVICE/GENERAL POST OFFICE front addressed to the Government at Kurunigale and struck by rare black crowned COLOMBO/ POST FREE h/s (Proud type OPD4-with curved crown edges). A front only but a rare strike.
|CEYLON - 1944 use of 'Blue Triangle' air letter censored to UK.|
1944 (APR.27.) use of dark blue on blue-grey FORMULA 'blue triangle' type air mail letter addressed to UK with I.A.F.F.-1083 (triangle) imprint and pre-printed on reverse flap FOR USE OF H.M.FORCES ONLY bearing 20c adhesive tied IND.ADVANCE BASE cds with circular UNIT CENSOR h/s applied and triangular FIELD/CENSOR/169 marking. Part of interiot text crossed through by censor. Marked 'On Active Service'.
|CEYLON - 1943 censored 'OAS' postcard to UK with violet RAF BASE PO cancel.|
1943 (FEB.6.) use of stampless postcard addressed to UK depicting 'Hindu Temple, Colombo' marked BY SEA MAIL-ON ACTIVE SERVICE and struck by violet RAF BASE P.O./CEYLON cancel with violet crested RAF/CENSOR/W 25 h/s alongside.
|CEYLON - 1938 'Tatas' experimental test flight cover for the stage 2 Empire Scheme.|
1938 (22.1.) first flight cover addressed to UK bearing GV 50c adhesive tied NEBODA and dated 20.JA.38 and endorsed 'Via Messrs Tata's/Experimental Flight/About 22.1.38. Unlisted and a scarce experimental forerunner 'test flight' prior to the stage 2 flights under the British Empire Scheme on 21st of the following month and the opening of Ratmalana airport.
|CEYLON - 1942 cover to UK used at F.P.O.74 having rare FIELD CENSOR label in green on cream.|
1942 (FE.1.) cover addressed to UK marked 'On Active Service' and bearing 2c (x2), 6c and 10c 'pictorial' adhesives tied by F.P.O./No.74 cds used by troops with green on cream OPENED BY/ FIELD CENSOR label at left tied by green oval No.5 INDIAN FIELD CENSOR UNIT h/s.
|CEYLON - 1942 'V' FOR VICTORY patriotic label on censor meter mark cover to UK.|
1942 (20.VI.) stampless commercial pre-addressed cover to UK cancelled by red COLOMBO-0.15 POSTAGE REVENUE meter mark handstamp with blue and yellow on white perforated WAR PURPOSES CONTRIBUTION/HELP FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY patriotic label at lower left with red 'V' for victory handstamp tied by black on white 33/OPENED BY/CENSOR label with manuscript 'L/' inserted. (Morenweiser type 5L).