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[20320]  GB - SWITZERLAND..WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER  1916 (Jul 3)
[20320]  GB - SWITZERLAND..WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER  1916 (Jul 3)
[20320] GB - SWITZERLAND..WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER 1916 (Jul 3) Plain envelope to Switzerland bearing GB GV pair 1d & single ˝d tied Hurdcott Camp /Salisbury cds & with the ˝d & most of one of the 1d overlaid by Opened By /Censor 1003 label tied violet framed Undelivered For Reason Stated / Return to Sender & with black on dirty green Arms /Opened By Censor / Return to Sender /58 label endorsed S Alfred Coooper Esq., 10th (Res) Batt the London Regt., No 11 Camp, Hurdcott, Salisbury & framed 12 handstamp with on reverse G Crown R. /Officially Sealed in the /Returned Letter Section /London Postal Service label iimprinted L.P.S. (R.L.S.) - No 54. ................................................................................................ An unusual array of instructional marks & labels. Mark records label 31B in deep blue this is a dirty grey/green
US$300
[20443]  GB - USA...WW1 REGISTERED with DIVIDED CIRCLE HAND STAMP & SEALED with WAX CENSOR SEAL...  
1917 (Nov 1)
[20443]  GB - USA...WW1 REGISTERED with DIVIDED CIRCLE HAND STAMP & SEALED with WAX CENSOR SEAL...  
1917 (Nov 1)
[20443] GB - USA...WW1 REGISTERED with DIVIDED CIRCLE HAND STAMP & SEALED with WAX CENSOR SEAL... 1917 (Nov 1) The Capital & Counties Bank Ltd. crested envelope registered to Philadelphia & bearing GV 2 x 1˝d tied oval Registered /Threadneedle St date stamp & with London EC 99 Registration label No 599 + Opened By/Censor/3459 label tied by black 90% oblong P.C. (10 x 6mm) censors wax seal & on reverse flaps sealed with The Central & Counties Bank Ltd wax seal tied by violet segmented divided circle 20/2 hand stamp & with partial Philadelphia (25 Nov) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... This Censors Wax seal that measures differently at 10 x 6mm to the extremities of the box to any of the handful recorded by the CCSG as at 2014.
US$200
[20442]  G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1917 (Oct 8)
[20442]  G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1917 (Oct 8)
[20442] G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1917 (Oct 8) Plain envelope registered to Arlington, Mass from Whitfield King bearing GB GV 3d tied oval Registered /Ipswich date stamp & with R/Ipswich 40 /No 134 Registration with below Postage Permit No. C.1 of the sender & Opened By /Censor /3347 label tied front & back by 100% dark red framed P.C. wax seals (CCSG WS 4a) with on reverse violet Divided Circle 32 /10 plus Registered Ipswich (8 Oct) despatch, Boston (29 Oct) transit & Arlington, Mass (29 Oct) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... Nice combination of Registered, Permit mail with divided circle & Wax Seal censorship. As at 2000 the CCSG record 3 examples of WS 4a used Jan 1917 - Jul 1918
US$150
[20441]  G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with 2 STYLES WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Feb 6)
[20441]  G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with 2 STYLES WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Feb 6)
[20441] G B - USA… WW1 REGISTERED & with 2 STYLES WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1916 (Feb 6) Plain envelope registered to The Salem Stamp Agency, Salem, Mass bearing GB GV 5d tied smudged oval Registered date stamp & with R/London W.C. 52 /No 472 Registration label & Opened By /Censor / 953 label tied front & back by 100% dark red framed War Postal Censor /Office (CCSG WS 3) wax seals & on reverse additional 100% framed P.C. (CCSG WS 4b) wax seal & violet Divided Circle K /24 plus New York (24 Feb) transit & Salam Mass (25 Feb) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... Interesting combination item & as at 2000 the CCSG record 2 examples of WS 3 used 2 Jun 1917 - 20 Jul 1918 & 2 examples of WS 4b used Jan - Oct 1917 in both cases this extends the dates of use
US$200
[20439]  G B - DENMARK… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Jun 12)
[20439]  G B - DENMARK… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Jun 12)
[20439] G B - DENMARK… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1916 (Jun 12) Plain envelope registered to Aarhus bearing GB GV 2˝d & 2d tied Norwood cds & with R/Norwood 2 /No 208 Registration label & Opened By /Censor / 1202 label tied front & back by 100% red oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seals & on reverse Aarhus (18 Jun) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more have certainly survived
US$100
[20438]  G B - FRANCE… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Oct 11)
[20438]  G B - FRANCE… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Oct 11)
[20438] G B - FRANCE… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Oct 11) GB 2d blue printed registered F size envelope uprated with GB GV 2˝d to Nice & redirected twice locally tied Notting Hill High St. thimble cds & with R/Notting Hill /No 76 Registration label & Opened By /Censor / 4606 label tied front & back by 99% dark red oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seals & on reverse Nice (18 Oct) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more have certainly survived
US$150
[20437]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 12)
[20437]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 12)
[20437] G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Dec 12) Commercial company printed envelope registered to Hotel Eden, Montreux bearing GB GV ˝d & 4d tied Wool Exchange / E.C. cds & with R/London E.C. 25 /No 403 Registration label & with Opened By /Censor / 4841 label & refered to higher examiner with indelibe ink 4141 applied tied partial 2 x dark red oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seals & with on reverse a 100% oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal plus Wool Exchange /E.C. (12 Dec) despatch & Montreux (18 Dec) arrival cds ................................................................................................ As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more have certainly survived
US$100
[20436]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Sep 5)
[20436]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Sep 5)
[20436] G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Sep 5) Printed Forwarded by Messrs. A. Ruffer & Sons, London Registered envelope to Bank de Depots et de Credit, Geneva bearing GV ˝d & 4d tied smudged oval datestamp & with matching Registration label No 170 with violet London E.C. 219 handstamp inserted above & withOpened By /Censor / 1473 label tied front & back dark red War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal & with on reverse smdged oval (5 Sep) despatch datestamp & Geneva 11 (16 Sep) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more certainly have survived
US$80
[20327]  GB -HOLLAND..WW1 REGISTERED INSURED POW MAIL from I.O.M.  1916(Mar 30)
[20327]  GB -HOLLAND..WW1 REGISTERED INSURED POW MAIL from I.O.M.  1916(Mar 30)
[20327]  GB -HOLLAND..WW1 REGISTERED INSURED POW MAIL from I.O.M.  1916(Mar 30)
[20327] GB -HOLLAND..WW1 REGISTERED INSURED POW MAIL from I.O.M. 1916(Mar 30) GB 3d Brown registered stationary envelope to Rotterdam uprated with 5d & ˝d tied The Camp Knockaloe/Peel cds & with Registration & Value Declared labels & manuscript "Insured for twenty pounds" from POW in Camp 4, Compound 3 Hut 1 with oval Aliens Detention Camp /Censored /Knockaloe I.O.M. handstamp partly overlaid by rare oval Postkantoor /Vlissingen /Queenborough wax seal & on reverse framed Folkestone /Vlissingen (2 Apr) datestamp & Rotterdam arrival (3 Apr) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ Mails to Holland were mostly carried by Zeeland Steamship Co. sailing between Flushing to Folkstone or Queenborough. On outbreak of war Queenborough was closed to Dutch steamships but other routes remained open, further changes to routes took place under Admiralty orders during 1915 & 1916. In Feb & Mar 1916 the Zeeland sailings were temporarily suspended & outward letter mails were carried by Great Eastern Railway steamers, the Zeeland sailing recommenced in April. A rare item....Ref; Mark: "British Censorship of Civil mails during WW1 1914-19, & Imperial & Foreign Mails sea conveyance during war 1914-18
US$2750
[20326]  G B - NETHERLANDS… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 23)
[20326]  G B - NETHERLANDS… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 23)
[20326] G B - NETHERLANDS… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Dec 23) Plain envelope registered to La Haye & forwarded to Antwerp bearing GV 2˝ & 2d tied Ivinghoeo thimble cds & with matching Registration label No 25 & Opened By /Censor / 118 label tied black War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal & with Gravenhage /Stadh.Rl 3 (6 Jan) transit cds & on reverse oval Registered /Tring (23 Dec) & a smudged Gravenhage (6 Jan) transit datestamps. ............................................................................................... Scarce as at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more certainly have survived
US$100
[20324]  G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Aug 28)
[20324]  G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Aug 28)
[20324] G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Aug 28) London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Ltd printed envelope registered to Banque de St. Gall bearing GV 2˝ & 2d tied oval Registered /Threadneedle St. B. O. E.C.. datestamp & with matching Registration label No 819 & partial Wax Seal of Bank plus Opened By /Censor / 5093 label tied red War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal & on reverse St Gallen (3 Sep) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... Scarce as at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more certainly have survived
US$70
[20323]  G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 SALVATION ARMY REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Dec 18)
[20323]  G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 SALVATION ARMY REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1916 (Dec 18)
[20323] G B - SWITZERlAND… WW1 SALVATION ARMY REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1916 (Dec 18) Salvation Army printed envelope registered to Champvent bearing GV 2˝ & 2d perfinned SA & tied oval Registered /London Chief Office E.C. datestamp & with matching Registration label No 5479 & Opened By /Censor / 478 label tied red War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal & on reverse Champvent (25 Dec) arrival cds. ............................................................................................ Scarce as at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more certainly have survived
US$150
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[20397] GREAT BRITAIN …WW1 HMS KENT BATTLE of FALKLANDS… 1915 Coloured picture postcard showing Valparaiso, Government Building to London bearing GB GV ˝d tied Mute oval rugby style cancel & with black circular Passed /HMS Kent /Censor. ................................................................................................ After the Naval battle of Falklands the Dresden escaped & evaded the searching British ships for months but was spotted by HMS Kent off the Chilian coast on 8 March, Kent intercepted a message from Dresden calling for a collier to meet at Juan Fernandez island, Kent summoned HMS Glasgow & they entered Cumberland Bay on 14 March. Dresden pointed her guns at the British vessels & Glasgow opened fire, the crew of Dresden scuttled her. HMS Kent apparently called at Valparaiso to put injured & wounded ashore on the 15 March.
US$350
[20317]  GB - USA … WW1 CANADIAN FORCES REGISTERED from FRANCE…  1916 (Feb 22)
[20317]  GB - USA … WW1 CANADIAN FORCES REGISTERED from FRANCE…  1916 (Feb 22)
[20317] GB - USA … WW1 CANADIAN FORCES REGISTERED from FRANCE… 1916 (Feb 22) GB GV 2d black Registered envelope to Peoria, ILL. Cancelled Field Post Office /5.X cds used by 5th Canadian Brigade at this time advancing towards to Belgian frontier & with R/17 Registered label tied FPO 5X, six sided red Passed Field Censor /212, APO R7 (22 Feb) transit cds & hooded Registered /London (23 Feb) datestamp with on reverse APO 2 (23 Feb) + Chicago ILL (8 Mar) transit cds & Peoria ILL (9 Mar) arrival cds .................................... Interesting
US$130
[20314]  GB - HOLLAND …WW1 BLACK on PINK CENSOR LABEL…  1914 (Sep 2)
[20314]  GB - HOLLAND …WW1 BLACK on PINK CENSOR LABEL…  1914 (Sep 2)
[20314] GB - HOLLAND …WW1 BLACK on PINK CENSOR LABEL… 1914 (Sep 2) Knoek & Cohen, 15 Seething Lane, London E.C. printed envelope to Cohen & Van Den Laan, Margarine Manufacturers, Haarlem bearing GB GV 2˝d tied London E.C. datestamp partly overlaid by black on pink Arms /Opened By /Censor label (CCSG 5A) & on reverse Haarlem (6 Sep) arrival cds. .............................................................................................. As at 2000 the CCSG record 35 items between 28 Aug - 29 Sep 1914 but no doubt more have survived..
US$50
[20003]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 ..  1918 (Jul 7)
[20003]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 ..  1918 (Jul 7)
[20003]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 ..  1918 (Jul 7)
[20003]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 ..  1918 (Jul 7)
[20003]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 ..  1918 (Jul 7)
[20003] GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 A.I.F. CAMP P.O. 2 .. 1918 (Jul 7) Plain envelope together with letter headed Sand Hill, N. Warminster, Wilts to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania bearing GB GV 1˝d tied A.I.F. Camp P.O. /2 cds located Longbridge Deverill, Wilts. from 21 Mar 1917 to 25 Nov 1918 (Emery) & to 30 Aug 1918 (Proud)
US$100
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD..  1918 (Apr 2)
[20001] GB - AUSTRALIA…WW1 1st AUSTRALIAN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL, HAREFIELD.. 1918 (Apr 2) Plain envelope together with letter headed 1st Aust. Aux. Hospital, Harefield, to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania bearing GB GV 1d tied Uxbridge cds (5 Apr). .............................................................................................. In 1915 Harefield Park, Middx. Was offered together with 250 acre of land by a patriotic Australian as a hospital, by March 1915 it had 80 beds and continued to expand to eventually to 1000 beds .... It is now one of the UK centres for heart transplants
US$100
[19984]  GB - AUSTRALIA …WW1 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in GB….  1918 (Aug 2)
[19984]  GB - AUSTRALIA …WW1 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in GB….  1918 (Aug 2)
[19984] GB - AUSTRALIA …WW1 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in GB…. 1918 (Aug 2) YMCA Australian Commonwealth Military Forces printed envelope to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania bearing GB GV ˝d & 1d cancelled A.I.F. Camp P.O. /2 cds located Longbridge Deverill, Wilts.
US$50
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932] GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE… 1916 (Nov 20) Battered OHMS longer envelope to No T.R./9/24242 L/Cpl J.R. Rothwell, 45th Training Reserve Battalion, Southern Command School of Instruction, Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth Wilts bearing pair GV ˝d tied Swanage Camp B.O./Poole (23 Nov) cds & with manuscript enclosure to O/C 45th Training Reserve Battn. I am directed to inform you that the enclosed letter (not present) has been received from L/Cpl. Rothwell No 24242 & to request he be informed that no photographs may be sent to neutral countries by private persons. For your information I am also to enclose a copy of the regulations (Present) & headed Strand Ho. Portugal Street, London W.C from Chief Postal Censor together with Army Form C. 348 Memorandum (1180) Wt. W 429/M 438. 7,500m 5/16. P.P. Ltd. toD. 4 Camp Swanage (Nov 28) from O/C "H" Coy, 45th Training Res. Batt., to 24242 L/Cpl Rothwell A reply has been received by the C.O. with reference to yur letter of 15th Instant to the war Office. Attached herewith a copy of the letter, also a copy of the regulations which were enclosed, 2nd Lieut Commanding "H" Coy. .....................................A very unusual item
US$150
[19476]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE …  1917 (Oct 28)
[19476]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE …  1917 (Oct 28)
[19476] PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE … 1917 (Oct 28) GB GV Special 2d Registered envelope to Anglo Egyptian Bank Ltd., Alexandria cancelled Army Post Office /SZ 14 skeleton located at Deir el Belah with blank registration label tied APO SZ 14 & with red triangular Passed /By /Censor / No 4359 & black Star within circle (Firebrace DM 15) & on reverse Base Army post Office /Z (29 Oct) transit & Alexandria/Dely (30 Oct) arrival cds ..................................................................................... Firebrace records DM 15 used 17 May - 2 Jul 1919 this extends his earliest recorded date by 17 months
US$200
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