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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
[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
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