Registered Airmail Postal Cover from British Honduras to USA
The British Honduras was a British Colony from 1798 to 1981 when it became the independent country of Belize.
Jubilee stamps: 3c, 4c, 5c, 25c.
In 1935 the cost of registered air mail to the United States of America was
5c Registered Mail
15c Air Mail
Separate Post Offices for the WHITES & NON-WHITES (Non-Europeans) in South Africa.
For decades prior to 1994, South Africa had a political system of institutionalised “Apartheid” (Afrikaans word meaning separateness) - a legal segregation for whites & “non-whites” in institutions, businesses, buildings, transport and many other areas. It is interesting to note that “Apartheid” was the practice of the day, well before the National Party swept to power in 1948.
Although there used to be many common signs indicating “Apartheid” at railway stations and park benches, to name but a few, it is not common knowledge that the policy of “Apartheid” went as far as not only having separate entrances at post office, but also the supply of different cancellations for use at the Non-European counters. As usage at these counters was comparatively very small and items posted were seldom retained, identifiable examples are scarce and not easily found.
This item is a First Day Cover of the South African issue for the Silver Jubilee of King George V issued on, the 1st May 1935, in a complete set of the 4 values in bilingual horizontal pairs, which is scarce in any form. Each of the 4 values in this set is tied to the cover by a Non-European (Post) Office Pretoria bilingual cancellation which was airmailed to a London UK addressee. In addition, there is a purple numbered Registration hand-stamped cachet, which was similarly inscribed, on this cover.
First Day Package cover - South Georgia to England
The South Georgia Islands are a dependency of the Falkland Islands. In 1935 it was primarily a whaling station base. Silver Jubilee First day covers are extremely rare - packages even more so. Note the rate of 1s. 3d. (15 x 1d) which was the imperial rate for 15 ounces. The customs label describes the contents as "Stamps 7th May 1935, weight 15oz, value £6"