Showing items in category Ceylon, sorted by newest listed first.
|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.|
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.
|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.