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1  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 8th, 2017, 8:34am 
Started by john66251 | Post by Feebletodix  
Wow. What a magnificent find.

2  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:33am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
That's all for now.  I will post more as I go through it all.

3  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:32am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
And I like this one.

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Red Cross Fund paper saver.

And behind the paper saver;

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4  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:30am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
Next are a couple of advertising covers from the UK.

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From Bath, Britian's Historic Spa

5  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:27am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
Also a couple of Malta stamps used fiscally.

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6  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:25am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Different franking airmail cover from Malta to England with Air Mail  Malta postmark and again #72 censor handstamp on the rear this time.

7  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:23am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Airmail cover from Malta to England with Air Mail  Malta postmark and again #72 censor handstamp.

8  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:21am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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From Malta to France with a receiving postmark in Marseilles.

9  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:18am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Again different franking combination from Malta to England

10  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:17am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Different franking from Valleta (Malta) to England with a #72 censor handstamp on the rear..

11  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:14am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Another local cover but with a variation in franking used.

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This one has a nice London Paquebot cancellation and went via London from the HMS Warspite.

12  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:13am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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1˝d local cover to Sliema with a nice wax seal on the rear. Dated late 1939.

13  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 9:11am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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1˝d from Valletta to England with #72 censor handstamp

14  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:51am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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There goes my theory that all mail sent from warships went via London.  Local Malta cover sent from HMS Warspite with a 'Recieved from H.M. Ships' postmark, dated 1939.

Maybe it was only for airmail letters.

15  Important GOMC Things / New Members introduce yourself here / Re: Doug Swisher returns
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:49am 
Started by doug3 | Post by Stamppad1  
Welcome back Doug, I haven't been posting much myself lately but intend to once I have finished my current project. Smiley

16  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:46am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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1˝d red KGV dated 14Feb1938

17  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:44am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
Now for some Maltese usages, all from just before and during WWII.  Most still have the contents which make for some interesting reading, but is a little personal in nature in parts.

All are from  RN naval officer to his wife.  He was either based on the HMS Warspite or the Office of the Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Station.

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˝d local cover to Sliema Malta

18  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:32am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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RN concession rate from an RAN Base (HMAS Tarangau) in PNG (Mannus Island)

19  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:27am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Unfortunately overpaid but still commercial I believe.  Forces rate was 6c for RN personnel sending mail back home.

20  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:25am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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By far one of the best items is the scarce usage of the 25c Bird from the PNG Independence.  My heart skipped a beat when I saw it laying on the floor in the tip.

21  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:22am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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30c Cave Painting solo

22  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:20am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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30c Waratah single and double weight step

23  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:19am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Grave post single and double weight step covers

24  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:17am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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Nice triple weight step OED cover

25  My Collection / My Collection / Re: John's rubbish treasure
 on: Oct 7th, 2017, 5:15am 
Started by john66251 | Post by john66251  
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This cover also shows the UK diamond census mark

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