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[20450]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Nov 17)
[20450]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Nov 17)
[20450]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Nov 17)
[20450]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Nov 17)
[20450]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Nov 17)
[20450] SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS… 1879 (Nov 17) Crested military envelope with small portion gone left of centre at top complete with original letter & typed transcript headed Cape Town1Nov 17- 1879 to Miss Houison Crauford, Edinburgh from her brother Lieut. Houison Crauford 91st Foot (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) bearing C.O.G.H. seated Hope 6d tied Cape Town/Cape Colony (18 Nov) cds & with manuscript No 36 Rec'd Dec 11th with on reverse Cramond cds ................................................................................................ On 11 Jan 1879 British troops invaded & after a series of battles a Peace Treaty was signed 1 Sep with Zululand being annexed by the British 1 Jan 1887 & later to Natal on 1 Dec 1887. Houison Crauford later went on to serve in the Chinese Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) during the Boxer war
US$350
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS…  1879 (Oct 5)
[20449] SOUTH AFRICA - GB …ZULU WARS… 1879 (Oct 5) Crested military envelope roughly opened complete with original letter & typed transcript headed Cape Town on S.S. City of Venice to Miss Houison Crauford, Edinburgh from her brother Lieut. Houison Crauford 91st Foot (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) bearing C.O.G.H. seated Hope 6d tied Cape Town/Cape Colony (7 Oct) cds & with manuscript No 30 Rec'd Oct 29th with on reverse Cramond (13 Oct) & superb scarce Edinburgh & Carstairs Sorting Tender (29 Oct) transit cds. ............................................................................................... On 11 Jan 1879 British troops invaded & after a series of battles a Peace Treaty was signed 1 Sep with Zululand being annexed by the British 1 Jan 1887 & later to Natal on 1 Dec 1887. Lieut Houison Crauford later went on to serve in the Chinese Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) during the Boxer war
US$450
[20448]  BOER WAR - AUSTRALIA…BOER WAR VICTORIA CONTINGENT..  1900 (Dec 11)
[20448]  BOER WAR - AUSTRALIA…BOER WAR VICTORIA CONTINGENT..  1900 (Dec 11)
[20448] BOER WAR - AUSTRALIA…BOER WAR VICTORIA CONTINGENT.. 1900 (Dec 11) Plain stampless envelope to Lara, Victoria endorsed On Active Service - No Stamps cancelled crisp Field Post Office British Army S. Africa with no number cds with on reverse loose type Lara /Victoria arrival datestamp for Jan 1901. ................................................................................................ Fine item from a smaller contingent
US$200
[20445]  EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED INTENAL MAIL with WAX CENSOR SEAL..  1915 (Jun 17)
[20445]  EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED INTENAL MAIL with WAX CENSOR SEAL..  1915 (Jun 17)
[20445]  EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED INTENAL MAIL with WAX CENSOR SEAL..  1915 (Jun 17)
[20445] EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED INTENAL MAIL with WAX CENSOR SEAL.. 1915 (Jun 17) Commercial internal registered mail to Port Said bearing Nile Feluccas Pair & Single 1m + Pyramids strip 3 x 4m making 15m rate tied Alexandria cds & withAlexandrie /No 415 registration label plus Martial Law /Opened By Censor label tied by 100% complete Censor/PS wax seal with 2 more on reverse & Port Said (18 Jun) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ WW1 Wax seals are scarce & exceptional to find so fine
US$200
[20446]  JAPAN-CEYLON…WW1 REGISTERED with CENSORS WAX SEAL..  1915 (Jun 8)
[20446]  JAPAN-CEYLON…WW1 REGISTERED with CENSORS WAX SEAL..  1915 (Jun 8)
[20446]  JAPAN-CEYLON…WW1 REGISTERED with CENSORS WAX SEAL..  1915 (Jun 8)
[20446] JAPAN-CEYLON…WW1 REGISTERED with CENSORS WAX SEAL.. 1915 (Jun 8) Iwai & Co. Ltd., /Kobe printed envelope registered to Messrs. Shaw Wallace & Co., Colombo bearing pairs 10s & 3s making 26s rate tied Kobe cds & with registered Kobe /No B 11 registratiion label censored on arrival with violet framed Colombo /Censor /26 Jun 1915 (Colombo is vertical) plus stamp sheet selvedge label tied Opened Under Martial Law label tied by 2 x 100% complete ACS Wax seals & on reverse one more plus Colombo /Registered (26 Jun) arrival cds
US$300
[20444]  N.E.I .- USA…WW1 REGISTERED & with CENSORS WAX SEAL applied SINGAPORE  1918 (Nov 7)
[20444]  N.E.I .- USA…WW1 REGISTERED & with CENSORS WAX SEAL applied SINGAPORE  1918 (Nov 7)
[20444]  N.E.I .- USA…WW1 REGISTERED & with CENSORS WAX SEAL applied SINGAPORE  1918 (Nov 7)
[20444]  N.E.I .- USA…WW1 REGISTERED & with CENSORS WAX SEAL applied SINGAPORE  1918 (Nov 7)
[20444] N.E.I .- USA…WW1 REGISTERED & with CENSORS WAX SEAL applied SINGAPORE 1918 (Nov 7) Printed commercial envelope registered to Powers Weightman & Rosengarten Co., Philadelpha bearing 20c & 10c tied Bandoeng cds & with matching registration label No 648. Intercepted in transit& with Straits Settlements/Opened By Censor label dated Jan 2- 1919 tied by largely unclear rare Assistant Censor/Singapore wax seals with on reverse another better Assistant Censor /Singappore wax seal & Singapore (16 Nov) + Hong Kong (23 Nov) + & Chicago (30 Dec) transit + Philadelphia (1 Jan 19) arrival cds. .............................................................................................. WW1 censors wax seals are not easily found & readable Wax Seals are rare
US$200
[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
[19377]  PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ...  1916 (Jan)
[19377]  PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ...  1916 (Jan)
[19377]  PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ...  1916 (Jan)
[19377]  PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ...  1916 (Jan)
[19377] PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ... 1916 (Jan) Plain envelope with wear to bottom right registered to Rewa Kantlea & forwarded in blue ink to Shiraspur bearing strip 3 x 3r violet from Vasco da Gama tied unclear cds mostly obscured by rare black on green Opened /By /Censor label (Baker BML 1b) tied by 4 x 19mm incomplete Censor /Belgaum wax seals (Unrecorded Baker) & with ink R No 29 registration alongside violet boxed 15 Jan 1916 hand stamp & with on reverse smudged Shirapur (20 Jan) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... Baker rates the censor label Rare to possibly unique & does not mention the Censor Belgaum wax seal & despite overall appearance this combination of WW1 registered, censored mail with unrecorded Censor belgaum wax seals is probably unique
US$1250
[20447]  AUSTRALIA - GB…WW1 CENSORED from THURSDAY ISLAND..  1915 (Jun 24)
[20447]  AUSTRALIA - GB…WW1 CENSORED from THURSDAY ISLAND..  1915 (Jun 24)
[20447] AUSTRALIA - GB…WW1 CENSORED from THURSDAY ISLAND.. 1915 (Jun 24) Plain envelope to Dundee from Burns, Philp & Company Ltd., Thursday Island bearing GV 1d tied Thursday Island /Queensland cds index 1 & with unframed violet Passed By Censor handstamp with on reverse Hong Kong (10 Jul) transit cds. ................................................................................................ Bend at bottom left & scarce, this Passed By Censor marking is recorded by Humphrey's in black & red only
US$350
[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
[20325]  GB - NETHERLANDS… REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSOR to ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION POW…  1916 (Sep 25)
[20325]  GB - NETHERLANDS… REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSOR to ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION POW…  1916 (Sep 25)
[20325] GB - NETHERLANDS… REGISTERED CENSORED with WAX SEAL CENSOR to ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION POW… 1916 (Sep 25) Mourning stampless envelope registered to Seaman Frogson, Benbow Batt. RN Division Interned in Grand Hotel des Bains, Katwijk Aanzee cancelled Registered / Sutton datestamp & with matching registration label No 368 & Opened By /Censor/1148 label tied oval War Office/Postal Censor wax seal (CCSG WS 1) with on reverse Katwijk Aan Zee (30 Sep) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... Very unusual being allowed to pass without tax despite being registered. As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seal censors although more have certainly survived.
US$230
[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
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