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[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169] IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER... 1916 (Sep 7) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Field Service to Lieut, 370 Battery RFA, 132 Brigade RFA, 29th Division BEF & forwarded in manu to Etaples with oval Office of Chief Political Officer/I.E.F. "D" hand stamp & on back circular Base Office B cds of despatch & partial circular Passed Censor/D hand stamp + FPO 24 (18 Oct) used by FPO 47 on the Somme arrival cds. ................................................................................................ 29th Division was involved in the Gallipoli campaign moving initially to Egypt after the evacuation in Jan 1916 & later arriving in France in March 1916
US$130
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155] SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA.. 1943 (Sep 16) Plain envelope by airmail to Sergt. Harold Harper, South African POW, POW Camp 54 P.M. 3300 with red crayon Stalag V11 A, Prv 8929 & violet Nicht im Stalag V11 A bearing South African War Economy half size Bantams 3d & 6d tied East London cds & with red on white bi-lingual UC8 (Small) Opened By Censor label tied violet Arms B & with red circular International Red Cross /Geneva transit cachet. ............................................................................................... The Italians surrendered on 8 Sept 1943 & the Germans were quick in transporting allied POW's held by the Italians to Germany that resulted in some confusion over mail, nice item
US$150
[20124]  SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ...   1946 (Jan 19)
[20124]  SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ...   1946 (Jan 19)
[20124] SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ... 1946 (Jan 19) Plain envelope to H. Lategan, c/o A. Post Office, Durban endorsed Please Forward bearing Victory Peace 2d tied Moselbaai machine datestamp & with blue crayon APO deleted & Address Insufficient with on reverse APO - U - MPK /1 (8 Feb), violet framed APO 1 Return /Undeliverable handstamp & Returned L.O. /Cape town (12 Feb) cds. ................................................................................................ APO 1 located Pine Street, Durban & with 8 Feb 46 being Prouds latest recorded date
US$70
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169] GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED … 1942 (Mar 20) Plain envelope to Sydney endorsed Via USA bearing GV1 definitive 2 x 1/- + 2/6 making 4/6 rate tied Hatfield/Herts date stamp & with red ink manuscript Trans Pacific Service Suspended & violet boxed Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender handstamp
US$170
[19287]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN…  1945 (Aug 9)
[19287]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN…  1945 (Aug 9)
[19287] BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN… 1945 (Aug 9) Plain envelope to New York bearing GV1 3a tied Hargeisa (10 Aug) cds & with violet oval Postmaster-General's Office / 9 Aug 45 / British Somaliland & black 113 within circle censor hand stamp applied in Aden…..
US$170
[19534]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP…  1940 (Aug 12)
[19534]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP…  1940 (Aug 12)
[19534] NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP… 1940 (Aug 12) Y.M.C.A. New Zealand printed stampless envelope to Secretary of the Aliens Tribunal, Wellington from C.J. Berger, Prisoner of War, Somes Island, cancelled Wellington C.I. cds & with violet framed Exempt from Postage under International Convention regarding Treatment of Prisoners of War hand stamp & circular Passed By Censor N.Z./26
US$200
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590] GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT... 1943 (Nov 15) GB Air Letter to Capt. E. Tuite-Dalton, 2/3 Q.A.O Gurkhas, C.M.F. with "C" deleted in manuscript with red ink " X " either side & 2/3 underlined in red crayon attempting to deliver item & bearing GB 6d tied East Farleigh/ Maidstone cds & with on reverse Indian FPO 15 (24 & 25 Jan 44) cds located Akaki, Cyprus + Base Post Office No 1 /Sor ( 1 Feb) located Egypt transit cds alongside violet framed Last Location at O2E. BRA hand stamp & finally getting delivered with Indian FPO 48 (3 Feb) arrival cds located Deir Suneid, Palestine .....................Nice item
US$200
[20093]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED …  1944 (Jul 4)
[20093]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED …  1944 (Jul 4)
[20093] NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED … 1944 (Jul 4) Plain envelope with back flap gone, slightly reduced & neat repair to bottom right to Houailou bearing Cagou bird 30c tied Koumac cds & with black T within triangle & blue crayon 1f80 with on reverse Voh (4 Jul) Bourail (6 Jul) Kone (6 Jul) Pouembout (?) transit cds with Chiffre Taxe Stag pair & single 60c postage dues tied Houailou (10 Jul) arrival cds obsuring some of the transit markings. ................................................................................................. Scarce & neat wartime taxed mail between smaller towns
US$130
[20063]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943)
[20063]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943)
[20063] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR… 1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943) arrival date stamp. ................................................................................................ This sanitation & Removed by Censor hand stamp is new to me, presumably civilians were not permitted to use U.S. issued stationary !
US$150
[20062]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 (Oct 28)
[20062]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 (Oct 28)
[20062] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR… 1943 (Oct 28) USA 6c Stationary envelope to Dearborn, Michigan with 6c indicia sanitised & cut away & bearing Cagou bird 4f tied Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie cds & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label tied violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie, unframed Air Mail Stamp Removed by Censor hand stamps. ................................................................................................ This sanitation & Removed by Censor hand stamp is new to me, presumably civilians were not permitted to use U.S. issued stationary !
US$170
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055] NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH… 1940 (May 14) Plain envelope registered to Paris bearing 1939 local motives issue Capt. Cook & Ship marginal single 3f tied Noumea/Nouvelle Caledonie cds, R /Noumea (N. - C. ) /No 629 registration label,Intercepted by British with PC90 Opened By /Examiner 5170 label with blue crayon Condemned & T.44 & violet unframed Released hand stamp. ............................................................................................. Although addressed innocently to a female the crayon T.44 denotes it was referred to Trade censorship found to be not so innnocent, condemned & released at wars end.
US$350
[20059]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE…  1942? (Aug)
[20059]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE…  1942? (Aug)
[20059] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE… 1942? (Aug) Plain stampless envelope used internally to Noumea & with violet framed Service Sanitaire & Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie (22 Aug) arrival cds. .................................................................................................Service Sanitaire is a scarcer marking & known applied to mail from the Leper Hospital at Ducos
US$80
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051] MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS… 1943 (Aug 21) Plain envelope to International Red Cross, Geneva bearing Monaco Prince Louis 4f tied Monte Carlo date stamp & with red 34 over 111 within circle + unframed 8 + framed 17 over 3 hand stamps of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per Censura label tied red circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111. ............................................................................................... Very scarce cover ...Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$400
[20051]  NEW CALEDONIA - SWITZERLAND …WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED to RED CROSS, GENEVA…  1943 (Aug 5)
[20051]  NEW CALEDONIA - SWITZERLAND …WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED to RED CROSS, GENEVA…  1943 (Aug 5)
[20051] NEW CALEDONIA - SWITZERLAND …WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED to RED CROSS, GENEVA… 1943 (Aug 5) Plain envelope to Red Cross, Geneva bearing 1939 local motives issue Capt. Cook & Ship 2.50f tied Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie cds & with black on buff Ouvert Par La Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label tied violet circular Censure Alliee /Nouvelle Caledonie /8 hand stamp & on opposite side partial U.S. transparent Examined By /61155 ? tape, red unframed Coupon-Response & violet A.X. within circle hand stamps. ............................................................................................... Scarcer New Caledonia, U.S.A. & Germany 3 country censorship.
US$130
[20040]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Oct 5)
[20040]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Oct 5)
[20040] PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN … 1948 (Oct 5) India GV1 ˝a Stationary post card overprinted Pakistan & Surcharged 9p that is badly alligned, uprated with India pair 2a overprint tied Cox's Bazar cds, violet 2 line vernacular instructional with Temporary P.O. /C - 280 (5 Oct) & blue ink & red ink Refused with initials both dated 7 Oct & on reverse small part large violet By Order of the Court hand stamp ........................................................................................... Spike hole central left but very nice use from Cox's Bazar that is now part of Bangla Desh
US$150
[20039]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Jan 4)
[20039]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Jan 4)
[20039] PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN … 1948 (Jan 4) India GV1 ˝a Stationary post card uprated in combination with India 4a overprinted Pakistan tied Coxz Bazar cds with alongside Ranju (5 Jan) cds & with red ink manuscript annotation for Return to Sender with & unframed By Order of the / Charistadar with Ranju (26 Jan) arrival cds & on reverse large violet Cox's Bazar hand stamp. ............................................................................................... Spike & pin hole bottom left but very scarce use after unoverprinted stationary became invalid on 1 Jan from Cox's Bazar that is now part of Bangla Desh
US$170
[20037]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Jun 23)
[20037]  PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN …  1948 (Jun 23)
[20037] PAKISTAN ..INDIA UPRATED REGISTERED STATIONARY OVERPRINTED PAKISTAN … 1948 (Jun 23) India GV1 ˝a Stationary post card overprinted Pakistan & Surcharged 9p, uprated with India 4a overprint tied Chittagong Court Building cds & registered with red ink RL - 34, redirected to Jafar Nagar village Lalananagar & various date stamps & other manuscript annotations with finally red ink Refused with initials dated 9 July & on reverse large violet smudged Chittagong Court hand stamp. .............................................................................................. Spike & pin hole bottom left but very nice use from Chittagong that is now part of Bangla Desh
US$130
[20032]  PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD …  1955 (May 12)
[20032]  PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD …  1955 (May 12)
[20032] PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD … 1955 (May 12) Pakistan Crescent & Stars 9p Green stationary card with closed filing holes issued 1954 uprated with Saracenic Leaf Pattern 6a to Shiristader, Calcutta with poor Sheristader cds with alongside bold Experimental P.O. /BA-754 (13 May) cds & many manuscript annotations & finally ink Return to Sender 31/5 & violet framed By Order of the Courts /Sheristader handstamp & on reverse large circular Court hand stamp ....................................Interesting item
US$70
[19998]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES DECEASED & RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Sep 9)
[19998]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES DECEASED & RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Sep 9)
[19998] AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES DECEASED & RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER …. 1918 (Sep 9) Plain envelope bearing GV 1d tied Tasmania slogan together with letter to 6820 Pvt A. K. Combes, 12th Battalion, A.I.F. Abroad & with violet framed Undeliverable /A.B.P.O. /Return to Sender & unframed Deceased & on reverse Returned to Sender from Returned Letter Office, A.I.F. Melbourne, label imprinted D. 1430/9.18. -C.14462. - 100m label. .............................................................................................. The letter is stuck to the envelope by glue from the label ..12th Batt A.I.F. were at Codford certainly in April & perhaps still in September ..Scarce item
US$200
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997] AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER …. 1918 (Jun 9) Plain envelope bearing GV 1d together with letter written June 9 from Russell, Tasmania to A.I.F. soldier, 10th Training Batt. Fovant & forwarded to 40 Batt. & with red oval Not With 40th BN, red ink Not 9th 2 B (26 Aug), violet framed Undeliverable /A.B.P.O. /Return to Sender & Unable to trace /Returned Letter Office /Melbourne /Return to Sender hand stamps & on reverse Returned to Sender from Returned Letter Office, A.I.F. Melbourne, label imprinted C. 10678 .............................................................................. Scarce item
US$200
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