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[20582]  INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED..  1938 (Jul 5)
[20582]  INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED..  1938 (Jul 5)
[20582] INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED.. 1938 (Jul 5) Plain envelope by airmail to Turkey & forwarded c/o Near East Colleges, 50 W. 50th St., New York (Later to be Undercover address for Dutch Shipping) with Jusqu'a marking cancelling airmail bearing Camel rider 3a 6p & GV 4a tied Calcutta cds, two Taxe markings cancelled and blotted out in black & with strange directional endorsement in another hand with on reverse Berek /Istanbul (11 Jul) transits with flap sealed by neat initialled wax seal
US$100
[20575]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 24)
[20575]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 24)
[20575] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Feb 24) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French sailor on Vichy ship, "Adour" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & red circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 211098 filing number & 6274 of German censor alongside & wth on right sde remains of OKW Swastika (g) handstamps (Riemer G-27b) that tied the label that has fallen off & with on reverse unframed 790 & 533 Examiners handstamp. ............................................................................................... Scarce item from Vichy French warship Adour interned by Turks at Erdek. .
US$275
[20576]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 8)
[20576]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 8)
[20576] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Nov 8) Plain stampless envelope to Saone et Lone, Vichy France from French sailor on Vichy ship, "Elan" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & violet circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 330084 filing number & 7392 handstamps of German censor alongside & wth on right sde brown resealing label tied OKW Swastika (g) handstamp (Riemer G-27b) & with on reverse unframed 512 Examiners handstamp. ................................................................................................ Scarce item from Vichy French warship Elan interned by Turks at Erdek. .
US$275
[20574]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 5)
[20574]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 5)
[20574] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Nov 5) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French Commandant on Vichy ship, Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 044175 filing number & with pencil annotations of German censor alongside & with on reverse red 7 bar Obercommando der Wehrmacht /Gepruft (Riemer G - 25) handstamp & unframed 1137 & 759 Examiners handstamp. ................................................................................................ Scarce item from Commandant of Vichy French warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek. .
US$200
[20573]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 27)
[20573]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 27)
[20573] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Feb 27) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French Commandant on Vichy ship, Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & red circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 171030 filing number & alongside 6848 German censor handstamps wth on left sde remains of OKW Swastika (g) handstamp (Riemer G-27b) that tied the label that has fallen off with on reverse Chemical streak swipe for hidden messages plus unframed 905 & 510 Examiners handstamp. ............................................................................................... Scarce item from Commandant of Vichy French warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek.
US$250
[20572]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Mar 4)
[20572]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Mar 4)
[20572] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Mar 4) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French sailor on Vichy warship Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with faint circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & red circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 243303 filing number & alongside 6892 German censor handstamps wth on reverse Chemical streak swipe for hidden messages plus Gefoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht . . g . . label (Riemer G - 52) tied red two bar Eagle Swastika (Riemer G - 23b) handstamp ........Scarce item from French Vichy sailor from warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek.
US$225
[20527]  TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW …  1920 (Jan 19)
[20527]  TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW …  1920 (Jan 19)
[20527] TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW … 1920 (Jan 19) Envelope endorsed in Arabic along top & registered to Soudy Bey, Wardella Camp bearing GB GV 2d & 2½d tied British A.P.O. /Constantinople cds & with blank R 97 label with some foxing modified in ink to 797 & tied British A.P.O. /Constantinople & with violet unframed Passed Censor applied in Malta with on reverse senders details in Arabic script & 20mm single ring Malta (30 Jan) arrival thimble cds. ................................................................................................. After the armistice Britain occupied parts of the former Ottoman Empire & in order to maintain stability 144 Turks were in stages deported & interned at Malta as Political Prisoners with the last of them being released during the latter part of October 1921...mail is not common
US$450
[19474]  PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY…  1917 (Aug 21)
[19474]  PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY…  1917 (Aug 21)
[19474] PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY… 1917 (Aug 21) Plain stampless envelope to a Lieutentant with German Flight Korps in Turkey cancelled Feldpost /Mil. Miss. /Jerusalem cds & with violet circular KGL. Preussische Feld-Flieger Abteilung hand stamp used as a receiver .......................................Rare
US$300
[19330]  GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY....   1917 (Sep 27)
[19330]  GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY....   1917 (Sep 27)
[19330] GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY.... 1917 (Sep 27) Plain postal card to Vormeister Joffe Rudvej, G.A.R. No 4 Res. Batt., Geof. Hadik Reserve, Budapest, Hongrie from German soldier with Haub Batt. 1/4, Feldpost 452 bearing Turkey Pair 5 para overprinted red Star & Crescent (Yvert 231) + single 20 para overprinted black Star & Crescent (Yvert 254) tied bi-lingual Feldpost /Mil. Miss. /Jerusalem (4 Oct) cds & with violet unframed Zensuriert & framed Haubitz Batterie No 1 /Cabiegs Artillerie Regiments No 4 hand stamp........................................................................................... A good example of German mail close to the time of the British offensive for the "Battle of Jerusalem" against the Ottoman Empire that developed from 17 Nov 1917 just 3 weeks after this card was written
US$400
[19657]  BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW…  WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54)
[19657]  BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW…  WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54)
[19657] BURMA - TURKEY…WW1 TURKISH POW… WW1 Prisoners of War, No Stamp Required printed envelope to Constantinople addressed in Turkish & with parial faint violet circular Censorship Stamp /Passed by Commandant /date /Signature or Initials /Camp Thayetmyo /Burma hand stamp (Davis type 54) & with black framed vernaclar Turkish censor & Constantinople arrival cds & with on reverse violet A within circle ......................................................... Any mail from or too WW1 Turkish POW's in Burma are very difficult and during my long career in postal history I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of items that I've handled.
US$650
[19655]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH POW in TURKEY..  1917(Apr 15)
[19655]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH POW in TURKEY..  1917(Apr 15)
[19655] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH POW in TURKEY.. 1917(Apr 15) Improvised miniature envelope 109 x 63 mm to 15664 Pte C. Loarter, "S" Company A.O.C., APO S.19, BEF France redirected with blue crayon 42 in front of "S" & endorsed along top British Prisoner of War & with boxed Turkish censor hand stamp & 2 x horizontal red crayon marks to signify free of postage & with oval violet Passed Field Censor /Crown / 3488 hand stamp ................................ A most unusual destination from POW presumably taken POW at Gallipoli or Kut
US$200
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383] GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI… 1915 (Apr 19) Postcard entitled "Malta...Landing Stage ...Sliema" to Canning Town, London & headed H.M. Transport & cancelled Base Army Post Office /Y cds located aboard HMS Arcadian on Lemnos Island & with red framed Passed By /Crown /No 2275 /Cesor allocated to 147 Bde RFA which was part of 29th Division who landed Cape Helles 6 days later on 25 April ..................... Interesting Gallipoli related item
US$130
[19564]  TURKEY - CYPRUS …CENSORSHIP DURING CIVIL DISTURBANCES 1931-36  1934 (Mar 7)
[19564]  TURKEY - CYPRUS …CENSORSHIP DURING CIVIL DISTURBANCES 1931-36  1934 (Mar 7)
[19564] TURKEY - CYPRUS …CENSORSHIP DURING CIVIL DISTURBANCES 1931-36 1934 (Mar 7) Plain envelope to Larnaca bearing Turkey 12½ Kurus tied Istanbul cds partly obscured by black on white Arms /Opened By Censor label tied black circular Postal Censor /G.R. /Cyprus hand stamp ......................... British Colonial Rule, Hardships, Poverty & the World Economic Crisis resulted in Civil Disturbances commencing in Nicosia 20 October 1931 & spreading to Rural areas with Government properties being damaged, burnt & looted. These were subdued within a few days & Defence of Cyprus Regulations (1931) were imposed with Postal Censorship lasting until 1936. These regulations were never officially lifted so censorship remained in force until the end of WW2
US$500
[19399]  GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE…  1913 (Feb 13)
[19399]  GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE…  1913 (Feb 13)
[19399] GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE… 1913 (Feb 13) Plain Newspaper wrapper to Adrianopel bearing Geramny Germania 5 pf tied Berlin cds & with rare black unframed Cause de Guerre & framed Retour hand stamps .................................. The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. Adrianopel was beseiged from January to march 1913 by Bulgarian & later assisted by Serbian forces with the city surrendering on 26 March. A peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$550
[18728]  BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL..  1910 (Sep 7)
[18728]  BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL..  1910 (Sep 7)
[18728] BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL.. 1910 (Sep 7) Plain envelope registered to Paris & forwarded to Yonne bearing GB ED V11 ½d overprinted Levant + 3d overprinted 1¼ Piastre + 4d overprinted 1¾ Piastre all tied British Post Office /Constantinople & with R /British Post Offiice /Constantinople /No 239 registered label & on reverse Paris /Distribution (10 Sep) transit & Yonne (10 Sep) arrival cds......Very pretty item
US$170
[18596]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 22)
[18596]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 22)
[18596] GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1912 (Oct 22) Plain envelope to Imperial Ottoman Bank, Monastir bearing GB ED V11 4d tied London /28/ EB rubber cds & with black framed bi-lingual Retour hand stamp & London (5 Dec) cds & with on reverse Stamboul /Arrivee (30 Oct) smudged cds with alongside black unframed rare Cause De Guerre hand stamp applied at Constantinople .............................................................. The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$500
[18595]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 21)
[18595]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 21)
[18595] GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1912 (Oct 21) J. N. D'Andria, Bradford printed envelope registered to H. B. M. Vice Consul, Uskub bearing GB ED V11 2½d tied Bradford date stamp & with rare black unframed Cause De Guerre & framed Retour both applied in Constantinople plus violet Undelivered for reason Stated /To be Returned to Sender /at the address Shown on cover & with red crayon Bradford with on reverse partial Stamboul (30 Oct) cds .......................................................................................... The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$500
[18594]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 30)
[18594]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 30)
[18594] GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1912 (Oct 30) J. N. D'Andria, Bradford printed envelope with light vertical crease registered to Messrs. Perko Parkatschofff & Stoianoff, Uskub bearing GB GV 1d in combination with GB ED V11 pair 2½d tied Exchange B.O. /Bradford cds & with R /Bradford 1 /No 237 registered label with black boxed bi-lingual "Retour" & blue crayon 22223 & with partial M. - No. 75 /Officially Sealed label tied by manuscript "Rec'd For,n in GB & hooded circle Registered /London 1 /LB (22 Nov) & on reverse Exchange B.O. /Bradford (30 Oct) despatch + oval Registered 2d /Bradford (30 Oct) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /60 (30 Oct) + Stamboul /Arrivee (4 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London /1 /LB (22 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /39 (22 Nov) transit & single ring Bradford (23 Nov) arrival back date stamps.............................................. The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$650
[18593]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 28)
[18593]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 28)
[18593] GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1912 (Oct 28) J. N. D'Andria, Bradford printed envelope registered to Messrs. Perko Parkatschofff & Stoianoff, Uskub bearing GB GV 2d in combination with GB ED V11 2½d tied Exchange B.O. /Bradford cds & with R /Bradford 1 /No 97 registered label with blue crayon "Retour" & 22077 with on reverse Exchange B.O. /Bradford (28 Oct) despatch + oval Registered 2d /Bradford (28 Oct) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /60 (28 Oct) + unclear Stamboul/Arrivee (2 Nov) + Constantinople 1 /Osterr Post (2 Nov) transit + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /39 (26 Nov) arrival back date stamps................................................................................... The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 Decemberr & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$300
[18531]  TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA …  1919 (Apr 16)
[18531]  TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA …  1919 (Apr 16)
[18531] TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA … 1919 (Apr 16) GB 2d Registered Letter envelope to Bradford endorsed OAS cancelled skeleton Army Post Office SZ 50 cds located at Mersina, Cilicia & with blank R 22 registered label with APO SZ 50 cds inserted ....APO SZ 50 was relatively short lived with Proud's recorded use of (1-11-18) - (1-3-19) extended by this rare registered item
US$500
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