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[20350]  HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED  1946 (Jul 9)
[20350]  HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED  1946 (Jul 9)
[20350] HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED 1946 (Jul 9) Flimsy envelope registered airmail to Mr. Lee So, Catering Dept., MV Empire Wilsen, London & forwarded to 51 Bishopgate EC2 then redirected to Kenilworth Castle, c/o Union Castle Mail S.S. Co Ltd., & finally to Messrs. Alfred Holt & Co., Chinese Seamens Reseive (Sic) Post, India Blgs., Liverpool 2 bearing H.K. GV1 20c & $1 tied Kowloon /Hong Kong cds with alongside R /Hong Kong K 139 B registered label with K handstruck & with partial Cresham (31 Jul) cds & on reverse Registered /S.O. Hong Kong (9 Jul) despatch + feint Gresham (26 Jul) & oval Rgistered /Corn Ex. Liverpool (30 Jul) transit cds. ............................................................................................... Interesting maritime & Shipping Line item trying to trace & deliver to Chinaman
US$130
[20348]  SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED…  1941 (Oct 2)
[20348]  SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED…  1941 (Oct 2)
[20348] SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED… 1941 (Oct 2) Plain envelope by Registered airmail to Chinese Seaman Leung Yook Chau,Yamaichi, Hong Kong from Tom Lang, Fireman Dept., S.S. Tyndarius, c/o Blue Funnel Line, Caprtown bearing on reverse South Africa Nurse & Ambulance 1d + Electic Welding 6d & Wlderbeest 1/- tied Cape Town cds & with Capetown (2 Oct) + Hong Kong (17 Nov) + Registered /Hong Kong (18 Nov) transit & Returned Letter Capetown (17 Jan 1942) cds & on face Capetown No 1870 Registration label, various Chinese vernacular annotations + blacl framed Retour & Inconnu /Not Known handstamps. .............................................................. Scarcer Hong Kong Instructionals
US$250
[20313]  CHINA - INDO - CHINE…GERMAN SEEPOST GERMANY..  1912 (May 9)
[20313]  CHINA - INDO - CHINE…GERMAN SEEPOST GERMANY..  1912 (May 9)
[20313] CHINA - INDO - CHINE…GERMAN SEEPOST GERMANY.. 1912 (May 9) Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, R.P.D. Prinz Ludwig printed picture postcard showing picure of D. "Prinz Ludwig" to Hanoi & date lined Shanghai bearing Germainia 10pf tied Deutsche Seeppost /Ost Asiatische Haupt Linie (14 May) date stamp.............Nice maritime item
US$130
[17951]  INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS...  1850 (Feb 21)
[17951]  INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS...  1850 (Feb 21)
[17951] INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS... 1850 (Feb 21) Entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed Per Overland via Marseilles with boxed Madras /Paid (21 Feb) with manuscript 10 A (Annas) + Crescent India Paid. Routed via E.I.C Ajdaha via Aden & Suez a faint manuscript ˝ to cover Red Sea Postage is made alongside datestamp in red & manuscript 10 (Decimes) charged by French for sea route Alexandria to Marseille via H.M. Medusa & on back Bordeaux (1 Apr) arrival cds .........................Transit time of 44 days
US$150
[17952]  INDIA - GB...1845 PRE-STAMP from MADRAS to LONDON...  1845 (Apr 23)
[17952]  INDIA - GB...1845 PRE-STAMP from MADRAS to LONDON...  1845 (Apr 23)
[17952] INDIA - GB...1845 PRE-STAMP from MADRAS to LONDON... 1845 (Apr 23) Entire letter to London endorsed via Sothampton with boxed Madras Paid (23 Apr) with manuscript 1-4 Annas (1 Rupee 4 Annas) alongside & with oval India hand stamp & manuscript 2/ (2 Shillings) British Charge with on back KK /9 Ju 9 /1845 arrival cds at London. ................................................................................................ This travelled Madras-Bombay-Aden-Suez- overland to Alexandria - via P & O Iberia to Malta then P & O Duke of Cornwall to Gibraltar-Southampton-London taking 46 days
US$150
[16349]  NETHERLAND EAST INDIES-USA [WW1-CENSORED]  1918(Oct 10)
[16349]  NETHERLAND EAST INDIES-USA [WW1-CENSORED]  1918(Oct 10)
[16349] NETHERLAND EAST INDIES-USA [WW1-CENSORED] 1918(Oct 10) N.V.L.E. Tels & Co., Handelmaatschappij, Soerabaia printed env to Gloucester NJ bearing 12˝c tied Soerabaia d/s & w/black on white Opened By/Censor label tied circular Passed By/1459/Censor h/s in violet
US$130
[18902]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING HMT "DORSETSHIRE" …  1936 (Sep 19)
[18902]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING HMT "DORSETSHIRE" …  1936 (Sep 19)
[18902]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING HMT "DORSETSHIRE" …  1936 (Sep 19)
[18902]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING HMT "DORSETSHIRE" …  1936 (Sep 19)
[18902] PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING HMT "DORSETSHIRE" … 1936 (Sep 19) Plain envelope with part flap gone & with letter on Bibby Line, H.M.T. Dorsetshire printed paper to Goudhurst, Kent bearing combination GB GV Photogravure 1d+ EDV111 ˝d & 1˝d tied Field Post Office 12 cds located aboard H.M.T. Dorsetshire & which opened for 2 hours daily from 19 to 22 September, the letter describing the service & saying to keep the letter..................Proud does not record any mail ............................................................................. A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$650
[18617]  IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE…  1940 (May 14)
[18617]  IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE…  1940 (May 14)
[18617] IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE… 1940 (May 14) United States Lines printed envelope to Paris in Occupied France with return address of New York City bearing Eire 3d tied Gaillimh cds with black on Pink bi-lingual SP 1 Opened By Censor overlaid by PC90 Opened By /Examiner 4394 & with additional PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1224 labels & red unframed "Zone Occupee" with Arrows each side +blue unframed "Retouur A L'Envoyeur /Relations Postales /Interrompues" + black "Retour /A L'Envoyeur /726" hand stamps ........ Posted the day, 14 May, that the Germans entered Paris but somehow found it's way into the Unoccupied (Vichy) Zone where the red Zone Occupee was applied & returned from 726 in France with Censorship taking place in Ireland then GB on the outward leg & again upon return to GB perhaps because of the return address being New York city & arousing suspicion
US$350
[18494]  CHINA - USA…1949 GOLD YUAN INFLATION PERIOD...   1949 (Feb 9)
[18494]  CHINA - USA…1949 GOLD YUAN INFLATION PERIOD...   1949 (Feb 9)
[18494] CHINA - USA…1949 GOLD YUAN INFLATION PERIOD... 1949 (Feb 9) Cathay Export Co., Shanghai printed envelopea little roughly opened along top by registered airmail to Hudson Shipping Co., New York bearing on reverse Sun Yat-sen 13th issue $10 in combination with Sun Yat-sen Surcharged $20 on $2 & Parcel Post Post Van strip 5 & single $200 on $3000 (SG 1153 + 1105 + 1119 respectively) tied Shanghai cds & on face matching Registered label No 3811 & on back New York (23 Feb) arrival cds .......On 19 August 1948 due to rampant inflation currency was revalued with the Gold Yuan replacing legal tender at the rate of 1 Gold Yuan = $ 3rmillion dollars & until suitable surcharges were issued old $ currency could be used at this rate in combination with Gold Yuan issues
US$300
[18474]  HONG KONG - USA…TREATY RATE via MARSEILLES PRE PAID in CASH…  1862 (Dec 24)
[18474]  HONG KONG - USA…TREATY RATE via MARSEILLES PRE PAID in CASH…  1862 (Dec 24)
[18474] HONG KONG - USA…TREATY RATE via MARSEILLES PRE PAID in CASH… 1862 (Dec 24) Plain envelope to Massachusetts written 24 Dec & Pre Paid in cash at the Treaty rate via Marseilles carried by Allan Line "Jura" to Londonderry & then closed bag to Boston received 25 Feb 63 & answered 6 Mar with unframed black 10 & scarce red 32 /Cents hand stamps with red Paid /London (12 Feb) transit cds & on reverse Hong Kong (31 Dec) despatch cds alongside Boston Am Pkt (25 Feb) arrival cds .......Scarce item from Hong Kong with 32 Cents Tabeart M33 which is only recorded used in 1863..
US$750
[18287]  NETHERLAND - USA…1940 DETAINED IN LIVERPOOL…  1940 (Sep 14)
[18287]  NETHERLAND - USA…1940 DETAINED IN LIVERPOOL…  1940 (Sep 14)
[18287] NETHERLAND - USA…1940 DETAINED IN LIVERPOOL… 1940 (Sep 14) Airmail envelope to H. Regeer, S.S. Beemsterdyk, Holland & Amerika Line, New York N.Y. bearing Queen Wilhelmina 3 x 15c tied Rotterdam cds & with Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht / . . e . . ( Riemer E - 53) label tied by violet circular Gepruft /Eagle Swastika /Obercommando der Wehrmacht (Riemer E - 2a) hand stamp plus PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 5502 label & pencil manuscript "Detained in Liverpool" .......Regeer probably escaping from Nazi oppression would have been interned in an Alien Internment Camp probaby at Huyton ... S.S. Beemsterdyk was mined on 26 January 1941 of the coast of Pembrokeshire.
US$100
[17896]  NEI - USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL  1940 (Jun 21)
[17896]  NEI - USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL  1940 (Jun 21)
[17896] NEI - USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL 1940 (Jun 21) Airmail envelope to Resinous Products & Chemical Co. Inc., Philadelphia bearing Queen Wilhelmina pair 2 gld + 80c + definitive 5c tied Malang cds with plain brown re sealing label with unframed Censuur /Gepassered /2 hand stamp in red with Gepassered /13 hand stamp below
US$170
[17893]  N.E.I.-USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL...  1941 (Jun 28)
[17893]  N.E.I.-USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL...  1941 (Jun 28)
[17893] N.E.I.-USA...TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL... 1941 (Jun 28) Plain envelope to Stein, Hall & Co. Inc., New York endorsed "By KNILM Trans Tasman / PAA to USA and Onward Air Transmission" bearing pair 2 gld (one damaged) + 15c this with HVA perfin & all tied Soerabaja cds with black on brown bi-lingual Door Censuur Geopend label tied circular Censuur /4 (1 Jul) censor cds & alongside circular Ned - Ind Deviezeninstituut /Deviezen /Censuur /Soerabaja/ 1 hand stamp in red...
US$150
[17716]  THAILAND - CHINA...WW2 AIRMAIL VIA DAI NIPPON AIRLINES....  1941 (Jul 25)
[17716]  THAILAND - CHINA...WW2 AIRMAIL VIA DAI NIPPON AIRLINES....  1941 (Jul 25)
[17716] THAILAND - CHINA...WW2 AIRMAIL VIA DAI NIPPON AIRLINES.... 1941 (Jul 25) The Anglo - Thai Corporation Limited /Bangkok printed airmail envelope to Anglo Danish Shipping Ltd., Shanghai endorsed "Dia Nippon" & bearing Garuda bird 50 stg + Chakri Palace 5 stg tied Bangkok GPO cds & with 5 within circle Thai censor with on back Taihoku /Nippon (27 Jul) transit cds ..............Scarcer mail flown by the Japanese airline Dia Nippon via Taiwan
US$400
[17603]  INDIA - GB...1850 PRE-STAMP VIA P & O "HADDINGTON" BOMBAY to SUEZ...  1850 (Oct 10)
[17603]  INDIA - GB...1850 PRE-STAMP VIA P & O "HADDINGTON" BOMBAY to SUEZ...  1850 (Oct 10)
[17603] INDIA - GB...1850 PRE-STAMP VIA P & O "HADDINGTON" BOMBAY to SUEZ... 1850 (Oct 10) Entire letter to London endorsed Haddington via Marseilles with manuscript 2/3 (Shilling & pence) [1/5 for British + 10 decimes for French] for 2nd French weight stage with boxed India hand stamp in red & on back superb boxed Calcutta /G.P.O. /8 OC 8 /1850 date stamp in red & circular Y Crown V /19 NO 19 /1850 arrival hand stamp applied in London .........................This travelled via P & O Haddinton with a gtransit of 42 days
US$250
[17602]  INDIA - FRANCE...1849 PRE-STAMP INDIA PAID via P & O BOMBAY to SUEZ...  1849 (Jun 5)
[17602]  INDIA - FRANCE...1849 PRE-STAMP INDIA PAID via P & O BOMBAY to SUEZ...  1849 (Jun 5)
[17602] INDIA - FRANCE...1849 PRE-STAMP INDIA PAID via P & O BOMBAY to SUEZ... 1849 (Jun 5) Outer to Paris with boxed India hand stamp alongside circular Indes OR /Marseille (19 Jul) cds in red & Pre-paid with manuscript 1/- (shilling) but also Charged by French with on back 10 (decimes) hand stamp in black alongside boxed Calcutta /GPO /Shipletter /5 Juil /1849 date stamp in red + smudged Paris /60 (19 Jul) arrival cds .........................Unusual item Pre paid 1/- for Red Sea Postage for letters under ˝ oz applicable from 1 May 1848 but according to the French scale applicable from 1 Jan 1849 for the sea route Alexandria - Marseilles a Charge of 10 decimes was due for the 1st weight stage of under 705 gramme...........Transit time of 44 days via P & O lines
US$200
[16843]  NETHERLANDS-GB...WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED TO SENDER..  1917(Jan 18)
[16843]  NETHERLANDS-GB...WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED TO SENDER..  1917(Jan 18)
[16843] NETHERLANDS-GB...WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED TO SENDER.. 1917(Jan 18) E. Deckers & Co., Rotterdam printed envelope to Cooper & Faglar Co. Ltd, London bearing 12˝c tied Rotterdam machine datestamp with black on brown Militarischerseits Unter/Kreigsrecht Geoffnet/Berlin C 2 Den/Uberwachungsoffizier label & address panel crossed through in blue crayon with unframed Retour Afzender/Door de oorlogvoerender/aangehoudenr en/thans vrijgegeven handstamp in blue ..........The SS Prinz Hendrik, 1968 tons, of the Zeeland Co., was stopped by the Germans in the North Sea & taken to Zeebrugge where mails were removed, seized with some being held until 1919. Info curtsey of Graham Mark
US$130
[15078]  GB-NEDERLANDS WEST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED..  1944(Jan 27)
[15078]  GB-NEDERLANDS WEST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED..  1944(Jan 27)
[15078] GB-NEDERLANDS WEST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED.. 1944(Jan 27) crested Chr. Salvesen & Co., Leith env to Curacao fnkd Salvesen & Co/Leith 3d meter d/s & w/PC90 continuous Crowns/Opened By/Examiner/641 label & w/unframed Prinses Juliana/In DNS Midden/Curacao h/s in violet & w/on rev Curacao [23 Feb] arrival d/s
US$50
[19457]  PALESTINE - EGYPT .. WW2 CENSORED…  1941 (Mar 15)
[19457]  PALESTINE - EGYPT .. WW2 CENSORED…  1941 (Mar 15)
[19457] PALESTINE - EGYPT .. WW2 CENSORED… 1941 (Mar 15) Henry Heald & Co., Haifa printed envelope opened 3 sides for display to Messrs. Misr Shipping S.A.E., Alexandria bearing Citadel 7m & Dome of the Rock 8m tied Haifa cds & with circular bi-lingual M /Censorship Dept & with on reverse another strike & Cairo A (17 Mar) telephone slogan transit date stamp
US$20
[16121]  NIGERIA - SIERRA LEONE...WW2 CENSORED to SHIPPING LINE….  1941 (Apr 29)
[16121]  NIGERIA - SIERRA LEONE...WW2 CENSORED to SHIPPING LINE….  1941 (Apr 29)
[16121] NIGERIA - SIERRA LEONE...WW2 CENSORED to SHIPPING LINE…. 1941 (Apr 29) Plain envelope with 4 small worm pin holes to E.O. Farmer, c/o U.A.C. Ltd (Shipping,) Freetown bearing 2d & ˝ d tied Lagos cds & with black on white Nigeria /Opened By /Censor label tied partial red hexagonal Passed By Censor /12/Nigeria hand stamp & on reverse Freetown (12 May) arrival cds.............. Scarcer censored mail within West Africa
US$170
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