Showing items in category Ceylon, sorted by newest listed first.
|CEYLON - 1915 5c red-violet PSE used locally from BALPITIYA (spelling error). H&G 46.|
1915 5c red-violet on cream postal stationery envelope (size a) addressed locally to Colombo (lightly overall toned and slightly reduced at right edge from opening) bearing additional 1c brown and tied by BALAPITIYA cds dated DE.7.28 but with spelling error MISSING SECOND A in date stamp - (Balpitiya). H&G 46.
|CEYLON - 1950's (circa) green 'ORDINARY' revenue block of six for rice tax duty.|
1950's (circa) dark green on greenish grey 'ORDINARY' local revenue adhesive which we understand to have been used for a rice tax. The stamp is in a block of six numbered '52/48/44' on the top row and '51/47/43' on the bottom row. The lower left hand stamp just cancelled at its edge by a violet revenue strike. Unusual and not seen before.
|CEYLON - 1916 6c carmine-rose PSE used locally at NEGOMBO.|
1915 6c carmine rose on cream postal stationery envelope (size E) with smooth paper inside and showing batonne lines addressed locally (opened roughly at right and slightly reduced and minor faults) cancelled by NEGOMBO cds dated 18.MY.34.
|CEYLON - 1940 1r rate censored cover to Belgium with INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR h/s.|
1940 (APR.1.) cover addressed to Belgium (opened on 2 sides) bearing 1r adhesive tied COLOMBO but struck below by INSUFFICIENTLY PAID FOR/…….AIR SERVICE handstamp in black and with scarce black on salmon/buff H/OPENED BY CENSOR label at left. Morenweiser type 2H.
|CEYLON - 1919 'CEYLON TELEGRAPHS' form used at COLOMBO.|
1919 (FE.12) use of 'CEYLON TELEGRAPHS/TELEGRAM' form addressed locally & cancelled by C.T.O./COLOMBO cds with violet PASSED/COLOMBO/CENSOR h/s. TELEGRAM/TO OPEN, CUT HTIS SIDE label at top similarly cancelled. A scarce piece of stationery.
|CEYLON - 1920 3c green PSC to Germany uprated with 6c adhesive at PETTAH. H&G 55.|
1920 3c green on greyish white postal stationery postcard addressed to Germany bearing additional 6c adhesive tied by PETTAH cds dated 20.MR.22. Black 'T' tax mark applied below with '30c'inserted in blue manuscript. H&G 55.
|CEYLON - 1915 6c deep rose PSE uprated to UK used at COLOMBO.|
1915 6c deep rose on white postal stationery envelope (size g) addressed to UK (two folds) bearing additional 20c (x2) 'Coronation' adhesives on front and 2c (x2) 'Pictorial' issues on reverse flap tied by COLOMBO cds's dated 3.AU.33. Government Printing Office albino impressed imprint under flap.
|CEYLON - 1942 'FORMULA' RPSE to India used at NEGOMBO with 'AR' marking. |
1942 (MY.5.) use of FORMULA type registered postal stationery envelope (size G) addressed to India (some slight faults) bearing 10c and 25c 'pictorial' adhesives tied to the reverse side by NEGOME cds and struck on the front by black boxed 'A.R.' (Avis Reception) handstamp/ PASSED/DHQ/5 censor mark applied on arrival.
|CEYLON - 1932 use of black ON/H.M./S card uprated to USA from COLOMBO.|
1932 (MY.25.) use of black on cream ON/H.M./S. official service postal stationery postcard with pre-printed reverse for 'Colombo Observatory' use addressed to USA and bearing additional 2c and 10c adhesives (for external sending) tied COLOMBO/FOREIGN.
|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.
|CEYLON - 1939 censor cover to South Africa with rare 'G' coded label.|
1939 (DEC.1.) cover addressed to South Adrica bearing 20c adhesive tied by CHRISTMAS MAILS/ COLOMBO slogan strike and with scarce black on white OPENED BY/CENSOR/G label at left edge. Morenweiser type 3K. A scarce early censor cover and unrecorded with 'G' coding.
|CEYLON - 1942 Indian military censored cover to UK.|
1942 (SEP.16.) cover addressed to UK marked 'On Active Service' but bearing 25c adhesive pair tied by INDIAN SECTION OFFICE No.9 cds's with violet 'diamond' type PASSED BY/5 IND.FD/ CENSOR/UNIT/G h/s and with triangular PASSED/BY UNIT/CENSOR/C170 strike alongside. Indian troops stationed in Ceylon.
|CEYLON - 1941 cover to India with PASSED/BY/MILITARY CENSOR h/s.|
1941 (MR.15.) use of O.H.M.S. envelope (134x109mm) addressed to the 'Embarkation Commandant of Army Headquarters at Madras in India' bearing 6c adhesive pair tied COLOMBO/FOREIGN cds with scarce red PASSED/BY/MILITARY CENSOR handstamp at left and signed at lower left by the Lieutenant. FORT SAINT GEORGE b/s.
|CEYLON - 1941 meter mark cover to UK with WAR PURPOSERS CONTRIBUTION (V-for victory) label.|
1941 (17.XII.) use of pre-printed commercial cover addressed to UK cancelled by red COLOMBO- 015 Cts/POSTAGE/CEYLON/REVENUE meter marking with HELP FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY/ WAR PURPOSES CONTRIBUTION/10 CENTS perforated label at lower left overprinted 'V' for victory in red and cancelled by COLOMBO d/r cds.
|CEYLON - 1941 meter mark cover to South Africa with WAR PURPOSES CONTRIBUTION label.|
1941 (20.VI.) stampless cover addressed to South Africa cancelled by red COLOMBO - 0.15 POSTAGE REVENUE meter mark handstamp with blue and yellow on white perforated 10c WAR PURPOSES CONTRIBUTION/HELP FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY patriotic label at lower left tied by COLOMBO/4 cds.
|CEYLON - 1942 'OAS' cover to UK with 'Indian 5th FD' censor mark.|
1942 (JLY.7.) stampless cover addressed to UK marked 'On Active Service' cancelled by INDIAN SECTION BASE OFFICE No.9 wavy lined strike on reverse side used by the Indian troops stationed at Colombo. (Proud type M1). Black PASSED BY/5 IND FD/CENSOR/UNIT/G strike and triangular PASSED/BY UNIT/CENSOR/C161 strike applied in 'red' ink.
|CEYLON - 1940 (circa) use of ACTIVE SERVICE green cross envelope to UK by RAF.|
1940's use of black on white (A.F.W.3078) ACTIVE SERVICE-GREEN ENVELOPE addressed to UK (small piece of reverse flap missing) bearing 50c adhesive tied by RAF POST cancel with violet crested RAF/CENSOR/465 h/s at lower left. RAF uses are scarcer.
|CEYLON - 1942 use of ACTIVE SERVICE green cross military envelope to UK with scarce 'J' strike.|
1942 use of green on buff (AF-3078) ACTIVE SERVICE green cross military envelope addressed to UK and cancelled by INDIAN SECTION BASE OFFICE/DELY cds dated 5.OC.42 and with black triangular PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR/C135 h/s and violet PASSED BY BASE CENSOR UNIT/J strike. At left is black on white ARMY FORM W.3424/OPENED/BY/CENSOR label with 891/PMEO/3/3.000.000-5/41 label.
|CEYLON - 1940 (circa) use of ACTIVE SERVICE green cross military envelope to UK.|
1940's use of green on yellowish buff (AFW-3078) ACTIVE SERVICE green cross military envelope addressed to UK and bearing 50c adhesive tied by INDIAN SECTION BASE OFFICE/DELY cds with black boxed PASSED BY h/s at left and black triangular PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR mark.
|CEYLON - 1942 cover to UK censored by '5th India FD' unit censor mark.|
1942 cover addressed to UK bearing 50c adhesive tied by light INDIAN SECTION BASE OFFICE/DELY cds with violet PASSED BY/5 IND.FD/CENSOR/UNIT/G strike and black triangular PASSED/BY UNIT/ CENSOR/C 158 strike at left. Complete with the original contents.
|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.