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[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
[19656]  TURKEY - GB…1916 BRITISH POW in TURKEY with LETTER..  1916 (Jan 28)
[19656]  TURKEY - GB…1916 BRITISH POW in TURKEY with LETTER..  1916 (Jan 28)
[19656]  TURKEY - GB…1916 BRITISH POW in TURKEY with LETTER..  1916 (Jan 28)
[19656]  TURKEY - GB…1916 BRITISH POW in TURKEY with LETTER..  1916 (Jan 28)
[19656] TURKEY - GB…1916 BRITISH POW in TURKEY with LETTER.. 1916 (Jan 28) Plain envelope with back flap mostly gone together with letter to Devon from Capt. C.H. Stockley, 66th Punjabis, POW at Kastamuni cancelled on arrival London F.S. Paid (28 Feb 1917) & with boxed Turkish censor hand stamp & on reverse partial Passed By /Censor /P.W. 155 label ……………… Capt. C.H. Stockley, 66th Punjabis was captured while serving in Mesopotamia & held in Kastamuni camp located in Vilayet of Kastamuni in Northern Anatolia, Asia Minor.
US$450
[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
[19403]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY..  1915 (Nov 14)
[19403]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY..  1915 (Nov 14)
[19403] LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY.. 1915 (Nov 14) Postcard entitled "Baalbek, Temple de Jupiter" registered via the Red Cross in Geneva for forwarding to his relative in Marseille from M. Saint-Peron, Prisonnier Francais, D'Orient Damas bearing Turkish 20 para & 1 Piastre tied vernacular cds & with black framed 153 /R overlaid by red framed Registration /Cancelled + framed Censored By /6 /Military Authority & black NO within triangle + Stamboul /Depart cds & violet 8 Juin 1919 arrival ....................................................................................... extraordinary registered card from French POW with registration cancelled & held by Turkish authorities 3 year 7 months..
US$450
[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
[18434]  TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL ..   1922 (Feb 12)
[18434]  TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL ..   1922 (Feb 12)
[18434] TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL .. 1922 (Feb 12) Plain envelope registered to The Chief Commander Central Post Office to be handed to Zada Ishmal Haquai effendi bearing strip 3 x 1 Piastre with Star & Crescent overprint tied vernacular Arabic script Stamboul 2 Galata cds & with boxed R. with manuscript 1051 inserted hand stamp & with black boxed Turkish vernacular military Censor No 4 hand stamp applied Istambul & on reverse white on red Turkish wafer sealing flap alongside vernacular Arabic cds .
US$170
[18429]  TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA ..   1916 (Jun 20)
[18429]  TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA ..   1916 (Jun 20)
[18429] TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA .. 1916 (Jun 20) Banque Imperiale, Ottomane printed envelope registered to Prague bearing strip 3 x 10 para & single 2 Piastre with Star & Crescent overrprint tied Galata cds & with boxed U.P.U. /R. hand stamp with 538 inserted & with blue boxed Turkish vernacular Censor & red boxed Unerpruft /Feluluizagalva /Temesvar hand stamp & on reverse white on red Turkish wafer sealing flap alongside Stamboul /Depart (20 Jun) transit cds .............Temesvar now Timisoara in Roumania
US$250
[18435]  IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL…  1913 (Nov 6)
[18435]  IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL…  1913 (Nov 6)
[18435] IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL… 1913 (Nov 6) Macandrews & Forbes Company, Baghdad (Turkish Arabia) printed envelope registered to London bearing Turkish pair 1 piastre tied octagonal bi-lingual Bagdad date stamp & with boxed R hand stamp with blue crayon 417 alongside & with on reverse red wax seal closing flaps & oval registered /2 /W.D.O. (26 Nov) arrival date stamp
US$100
[18214]  PALESTINE - TURKEY...WW2 CENSORED …  1940 (Nov 1)
[18214]  PALESTINE - TURKEY...WW2 CENSORED …  1940 (Nov 1)
[18214] PALESTINE - TURKEY...WW2 CENSORED … 1940 (Nov 1) Avraham Naar & Co., Paper, Stationary & Newspapers printed envelope to Istanbul bearing Citadel strip 3 x 5m tied Tel Aviv cds & with black on dark red PC 22 /Opened By /Censor imprinted 70/7833 label tied on reverse violet framed Palestine /Opened and /Passed By /Censor /No ... hand stamp & Istanbul (10 Nov) arrival cds...............Attractive cover
US$130
[18105]  FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE…  1941 (Apr 4)
[18105]  FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE…  1941 (Apr 4)
[18105] FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE… 1941 (Apr 4) Plain envelope registered to Mersin & forwarded to Polish Consulate, Jerusalem bearing single Carcassonne 5f tied Aix les Bains/Savoie cds with blank Registration label No 453 with Aix-Les-Bains handstamp inserted. Geoffnet / Obercommando Der Wehrmacht /. . g . . label tied red Eagle Swastika (Riemer G- 23b) handstamp with on opposite side PC 22 Opened By /Censor /69/13322 label tied blue hexagonal Palestine /Passed By /Censor /J. 15 plus red circular P /C 00 M /B Vichy handstamp & with on reverse Stamboul /12 (6 May) + Mersin /8 (6 May) + Beyrouth (20 May) transit cds + oval Registered /Jerusalem (27 May) arrival datestamp ...... Nice item censored in 3 different countries & 53 days in transit
US$150
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