Very, very nice! I especially like the last two pieces commemorating the centenary of Portugese India. I have a card from Portugal featuring this same event. I wonder if there are similar ones from other Portugese colonies.
I came across this nice postal card from the West German side. Issued in 1980 as a special printed card (I think) celebrating the Zeppelin. Front and back shown. (My German private print catalog stops at 1980 or I would have a number for you).
I was going through some old stock material and came across this nice little item. A GB private print compound usage envelope (used as registered mail) issued 1902. Postmark on this item August 1, 1903. H&G #K-B-377G
Here is a close up of compound printing:
Here is the rear side:
Nice addition to the collection. Keep looking you never know what you will find....
Here's a German East Africa 4 heller postal stationery card with an interesting route home to Stuttgart. It was posted in Shirati on 23 February 1908, which at the time was in the far NW of GEA on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria, and a long way away from Dar es Salaam and the German East Africa Line mail boats. Rather than take the difficult overland route to the railhead at Moshi, the card was routed northwards by boat to Kisumu in the British East Africa Uganda Protectorate, only 100 km away and also on the shores of Lake Victoria, where it received a transit stamp dated 25 February 1908. The Kisumu stamp is labelled E A P, for use in East Africa Uganda Protectorate. The card then travelled to Mombasa by rail, arriving on 27 February 1908. The Mombasa transit stamp is labelled B E A (British East Africa) which was the administrative name for the eastern half of the Protectorate. The card was finally received in Stuttgart on 17 March 1908.
It has been awhile since my last post. Today will be ALL Gibraltar items. Enjoy.... First items are postal cards #2 (circa 1886), #25 (circa 1904), #26 circa 1904), and #32 (circa 1938). Reference numbers all H&G. Note: #2 was overprinted Gibraltar on a St. Vincent item.
Next, a Registered Envelope # EU-20 (circa 1981) (Michel number)
Next, 3 different Wrappers: #E-1 (circa 1886), #E-2 (circa 1887) and #E-6 (circa 1889). Note: # E-1 was overprinted Gibraltar on a Malta wrapper.
And, finally, 2 different Aerogrammes: LF-11 (circa 1978) and LF-12 (circa 1978).
That is it for this post: Hope some of you enjoy these.