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ImageTypeItemDateOther ImagesReginald's addressCard No
Photo addressPicture used to form part of address3rd January 1900Devonshire Road382
Photo addressPicture used to form part of address11th January 1900Devonshire Road385
Hidden in newspaperHidden in newspaper which was sent to a fictitious address in Rhodesia. When the card was discovered in the Dead Letter Office it was sent to Bray in England 11th January 1900 Devonshire Road
Illegal stampCutout revenue stamp applied instead of postage stamp21st January 1900Devonshire Road
Illegal stampCutout Canadian postal stationery stamp applied instead of postage stamp23rd January 1900
(reused in 1901)
Devonshire Road
Illegally reusedPreviously used US stamps applied to envelope which was then redirected to fictitious address in Jamaica. Collected wonderful array of postal markings including a scace Myrtle Bank Hotel datestamp. Full story due to be featured in the August 2015 issue of "Stamp & Coin Mart"29th January 1900
(reused in 1901)
Devonshire Road
Challenging addressPostmarks used to form address20th February 1900 Devonshire Road
Hidden in newspaperHidden in newspaper which was sent to a fictitious address in Peru. When the card was discovered in the Dead Letter Office it was sent to Bray in England 1st March 1900 Devonshire Road
Hybrid Stamp"Multi-coloured" stamp created from the two different halfpenny Jubilee stamps - never posted1900?Devonshire Road
ArtefactCrocheted Address2nd April 1900Devonshire Road
Illegally reusedPosted in Whyteleafe to himself and then redirected to a fictitious address in New York where it ended up in the Dead Letter Office before being returned to England2nd May 1900Devonshire Road
AutographMajor-General French, South Africa3rd June 1900Devonshire Road
AutographMajor General Hon. Neville Lyttelton, C.B. - Boer War30th June 1900Devonshire Road
Postmark CollectingSent to the Controller of the Hong Kong Post Office with a spoof message written on the back in the hope that the it would be returned adorned with some useful postmarks14th July 1900 Devonshire Road
Mirror WritingName and address written backwards18th July 1900 Devonshire Road
Mirror WritingName and address written backwards18th July 1900 Devonshire Road
Bottle MailThrown into the sea off the Devonshire coast - found at Totnes21st July 1900Devonshire Road
Autograph (WRB-1)Brigadier-General Brabant - Boer War30th July 1900Devonshire Road
Bottle MailThrown into the sea in a Pickle Jar off Ireland - found at Bootle Station, CumberlandAugust 1900
Devonshire Road
Autograph (WRB-1)Brigadier-General Hector MacDonald - Boer War8th August 1900Devonshire Road
Autograph (WRB-1)Lord Strathcona - Boer War24th August 1900Devonshire Road
AutographLady Sarah Wilson, War Correspondent - Boer War, Aunt of Winston Churchill15th September 1900Devonshire Road
AutographJulian Ralph, War Correspondent - Boer War15th September 1900Devonshire Road
AutographMajor-General R.S.S. Baden-Powell - Boer War21st September 1900Devonshire Road
Bottle MailThrown into the sea in a Tobacco Tin - found at Holyhead 26th September 1900Devonshire Road
AutographColonel A.J. Watson - Boer War13th November 1900Devonshire Road
AutographSir Chihchen Lo-Feng-Luh, Chinese Diplomat23rd November 1900Devonshire Road
AutographJohn Burns MP3rd December 1900Devonshire Road
AutographFrederick Russell Burnham, US Scout and contemporary of Baden-Powell15th December 1900Devonshire Road
PostmarkLast Day of 19th Century31st December 1900Devonshire Road
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