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[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
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[20526] MALTA - SWITZERLAND …WW1 POW MAIL with BERN - TRANSIT… 1915 Plain stampless envelope carelessly opened with long diagonal tear to Berne from Wilhelm Spaeth, POW, Malta cancelled black circular triple ring FROM PRISONERS OF WAR / P C /MALTA / FREE & with on reverse superb violet double rimmed belted BERN - TRANSIT / 21 JAN 1915 / Kriegsgefangenenpost transit date stamp for forwarding to relative. ............................................................................................... A lovely strike of this seldom encountered Red Cross transit marking..
US$100
[20524]  SWITZERLAND - MALTA…WW1 POW MAIL with TAXE HANDSTAMP…  
1914 (Nov 20)
[20524]  SWITZERLAND - MALTA…WW1 POW MAIL with TAXE HANDSTAMP…  
1914 (Nov 20)
[20524] SWITZERLAND - MALTA…WW1 POW MAIL with TAXE HANDSTAMP… 1914 (Nov 20) Bureau International de la Paix a Bern printed envelope to The Commander of War Camp Malta endorsed Service des Prisonniers de Guerre cancelled Bern 1 machine datestamp with integral red cross symbol & with red circular Passed By Censor /Crown /No 1076 & unframed black Maltest "T" tax handstamp which was not collected. ............................................................................................... Censor 1076 was one of a block of 12 between 1074 -1085 that was issued & used in Malta from 19 Oct - 17 Nov 1914
US$175
[20523]  TUNISIA - MALTA …WW1 POW to POW Envelope front..  
1915 (Feb 1)
[20523]  TUNISIA - MALTA …WW1 POW to POW Envelope front..  
1915 (Feb 1)
[20523] TUNISIA - MALTA …WW1 POW to POW Envelope front.. 1915 (Feb 1) envelope front to German Captain Jarren, Prisonnier de Guerre, Malta cancelled single ring Gafsa Tunisie cds & with violet framed Vise au Controle de la Correspondance des Prisonniers de Guerre en TUNISIE & blue circular DEPOT des PRISONNIERS de GUERRE de GAFSA & on reverse it is endorsed from another POW in Gafsa Camp. ............................................................................................. unusual item but front only.
US$70
[20484]  GERMANY - CHINA - BURMA - CHINA…..WW1 RENNBAHN RACECOURSE CAMP POW FORWARDED & RE-ROUTED via BURMA..  1916 (Apr 5)
[20484]  GERMANY - CHINA - BURMA - CHINA…..WW1 RENNBAHN RACECOURSE CAMP POW FORWARDED & RE-ROUTED via BURMA..  1916 (Apr 5)
[20484] GERMANY - CHINA - BURMA - CHINA…..WW1 RENNBAHN RACECOURSE CAMP POW FORWARDED & RE-ROUTED via BURMA.. 1916 (Apr 5) Printed stampless "Thank You for Parcel" card from Cpl. David Moss, 1st Lincoln Regt., Lager 2, Rennbahn, Munster to R.D. Fletcher, Custom House, Swatow cancelled Munster date stamp & with blue Rennbahn Camp censor & red Munster censor. Intercepted by British in Hong Kong with on reverse violet framed P.B.C. hand stamp alongside Swatow (25 Jun) arrival cds & on face red ink endorsement "Tengyueh via Bhamo", sent down to Rangoon & with violet circular Passed By Censor /Arms /Rangoon (Davis Type 58) alongside Rangoon GPO /Sorting (11 Jul) transit & Tengyueh (21 Jul) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ A remarkable item 107 days in transit which Davis in Burma Postal History p153 makes reference to this card.... Lager 2 was Rennbahn, Munster racecourse see... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prisoner-of war_camps_in_Germany#VII_Army_Corps_(Munster) .... There were four camps: Münster I was outside the city in open farming country, Münster II was at the racecourse, Münster III was a former Army barracks, and Münster IV was reserved for Russian prisoners.
US$1125
[20483]  BURMA - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED..  1916 (Nov 22)
[20483]  BURMA - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED..  1916 (Nov 22)
[20483] BURMA - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED.. 1916 (Nov 22) Plain envelope to Tengyueh bearing on reverse India 2a 6p tied Bhamo cds with alongside Rangoon GPO /Sorting (4 Nov) transit & Tengyueh (3 Dec) arrival cds & with on face violet triangular Passed /Censor / 1 / Rangoon handstamp. ................................................................................................ Scarce & attractive mail
US$275
[20468]  BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED …  1918 (Dec 16)
[20468]  BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED …  1918 (Dec 16)
[20468] BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED … 1918 (Dec 16) A.E.O. Mohamed Ismail, Hide Merchant printed envelope to Imperial Fine arts Coporation, London bearing on reverse India GV 2 x 1a tied Rangoon GPO /Sorting cds & with red on buff 47mm Arms /Opened By Censor, / 6 /Rangoon. label & on face violet triangular Passed /Censor / 6 /Rangoon handstamp. ................................................................................................ These labels with a numeral are scarce being issued towards to end of the war with Davis & Martin stating having seen only 2 labels both dated December 1918 .
US$250
[20467]  BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED …  1918 (Aug 5)
[20467]  BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED …  1918 (Aug 5)
[20467] BURMA -GB …WW1 CENSORED … 1918 (Aug 5) Oosman ABdul Ganny printed envelope to Manchester bearing on reverse India GV 1a tied Rangoon /Sorting cds & with red on buff 77mm Arms /Opened By Censor, / 6 /Rangoon. label & on face violet triangular Passed /Censor / 6 /Rangoon handstamp. ............................................................................................... These labels with a numeral are scarce being issued towards to end of the war with Davis & Martin stating having seen only 2 labels both dated December 1918 this shows use 4 mnths earlier.
US$250
[20466]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA …  1915 (Jan 21)
[20466]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA …  1915 (Jan 21)
[20466] BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA … 1915 (Jan 21) Steel Brothers & Co. Ltd., printed to Messrs The East Asiatic Co. Ltd., Copenhagen bearing combnation of India GV ½a & EDV112a tied Rangoon cds & with red on off white Arms /Opened By Censor (Baker BYL 2) with on opposite side another identical label & on reverse Rangoon R.M.S. /Set 1 (23 Jan) transit & Copenhagen (1 Mar) arrival datestamp.............................................A Scarcer label
US$130
[20465]  BURMA -NETHERLANDS …WW1 REGISTERED & CENSORED in INDIA…  1917 (Oct 12)
[20465]  BURMA -NETHERLANDS …WW1 REGISTERED & CENSORED in INDIA…  1917 (Oct 12)
[20465] BURMA -NETHERLANDS …WW1 REGISTERED & CENSORED in INDIA… 1917 (Oct 12) Plain envelope regstered to Haarlem bearing India GV 1a + ½ + 3a tied Rangoon /Reg & with R 753 /Rangoon registered label & violet circular Passed Censor /3 /Bombay & on reverse red on buff Arms /Opened By Censor (Baker BYL 4) label tied Harlem (17 Dec) arrival cds. ............................................................................................... This extends Bakers known use by 2 months Bakers LRD is 11 Aug..
US$130
[20464]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA & TAXED at STAGEN …  1918 (Apr 30)
[20464]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA & TAXED at STAGEN …  1918 (Apr 30)
[20464] BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED in INDIA & TAXED at STAGEN … 1918 (Apr 30) Plain envelope with some staining & veertical crease to Stagen bearing India GV 1a tied Rangoon GPO /Sorting cds & with T within dotted circle & manuscript 24 applied at Stagen overlaying violet circular Passed Censor /23 /Bombay & on reverse black on buff Arms /Opened By Censor (Baker BYL 5a) label & Stagen (10 Jul) arrival cds. .............................................................................................. 1a paid the empire rate foreign mail required 2a 6p hence the tax
US$100
[20463]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jan 10)
[20463]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jan 10)
[20463] BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED … 1916 (Jan 10) Plain envelope with wear to edges to South Hamilton, Mass bearing combination India EDV11 pair 1a & single GV ½a tied poor Moulmein /Sorting cds & with black on buff 97mm Arms /Opened By Censor. /Rangoon label with red crayon 1 & on reverse Rangoon R.M.S. /Set 1 (11 Jan) despatch. ............................................................................................... All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & Davis & Martin do not record this colour combination of black on Buff label......
US$180
[20462]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jun 28)
[20462]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jun 28)
[20462] BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED … 1916 (Jun 28) Plain envelope badly opened with damage to bottom right to Charlie Lee, Stamford, Conn from Chinese merchants Yee Fong & Co., Rangoon bearing mostly damaged India GV 2 x 1a & 2 x ½a tied poor Rangoon cds & with scarcer green on buff 97mm Arms /Opened By Censor. /Rangoon label & on reverse partial Rangoon R.M.S. /Sor /Set 1 (29 Jun) despatch. ................................................................................................ All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & although somewhat battered a scarcer item with conditiion reflected in the price......
US$60
[20461]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jul 24)
[20461]  BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED …  1916 (Jul 24)
[20461] BURMA -USA …WW1 CENSORED … 1916 (Jul 24) American Baptist Mission High School, Mandalay printed envelope to Boston bearing India GV pair 1a & single ½a tied Mandalay R.S. cds & with green on pinkish buff 77mm Arms /Opened By Censor. /Rangoon label & on reverse Mandalay GPO /Sorting (25 Jul) transit. .................................................................................................All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & Davis & Martin state these labels are well worth preserving
US$200
[20460]  BURMA -INDIA …WW1 CENSORED from FORT DUFFERIN & FORWARDED…  1915 (Aug 31)
[20460]  BURMA -INDIA …WW1 CENSORED from FORT DUFFERIN & FORWARDED…  1915 (Aug 31)
[20460] BURMA -INDIA …WW1 CENSORED from FORT DUFFERIN & FORWARDED… 1915 (Aug 31) Plain envelope to Captain H.F. Murland, Recruiting Officer , Baugalon Camp,Bangalore & forwarded in red ink to Post Master, Trinocoly & in same red ink 64th Pionners bearing India GV ½a tied Fort Dufferin cds & with black on pink 77mm Arms /Opened By Censor /Rangoon label with on reverse several transit plus Alamcut (9 Oct) arrival. ................................................................................................. All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & Davis & Martin state these labels are well worth preserving
US$170
[20459]  BURMA -EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED to PORT SAID & FORWARDED…  1915 (Dec 2)
[20459]  BURMA -EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED to PORT SAID & FORWARDED…  1915 (Dec 2)
[20459] BURMA -EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED to PORT SAID & FORWARDED… 1915 (Dec 2) Balthazar & Son, Rangoon printed envelope to Port Said & forwarded to Holland Park, London & marked "To Await Arrival" bearing India GV 1a tied Rangoon R.M.S. /Set 1 cds & with black on yellowish buff 77mm Arms /Opened By Censor. /Rangoon label & on reverse Port Said (19 Jan 1916) transit cds ................................................................................... All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & Davis & Martin state these labels are well worth preserving
US$150
[20458]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED …  1915 (Dec 2)
[20458]  BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED …  1915 (Dec 2)
[20458] BURMA -DENMARK …WW1 CENSORED … 1915 (Dec 2) Balthazar & Son, Rangoon printed envelope to Copenhagen bearing India GV pair 1a & single ½a tied Rangoon R.M.S. /Set 1 cds & with black on green 77mm Arms /Opened By Censor. /Rangoon label & on reverse Rangoon R.M.S. /Sor /Set 1 (2 Dec) transit & Copenhagen roller (4 Jan 1916) arrival date stamps ..... ……….All WW1 Burmese censor labels are difficult & Davis & Martin state these labels are well worth preserving
US$150
[20457]  BURMA - USA …WW1 to BOSTON from TAVOY CENSORED at BOMBAY…  1916 (Oct 7)
[20457]  BURMA - USA …WW1 to BOSTON from TAVOY CENSORED at BOMBAY…  1916 (Oct 7)
[20457] BURMA - USA …WW1 to BOSTON from TAVOY CENSORED at BOMBAY… 1916 (Oct 7) Plain envelope to Boston bearing India GV 2a 6p tied Tavoy cds & with violet circular Passed Censor /19 /Bombay handstamp ……….Apparently from 1915 till at least December 1918 all mail Entering, Passing Through or Leaving Burma was subject to Censorship, interestingly this appears to have slipped through Rangoon censorship but was caught in transit at Bombay
US$150
[20456]  BURMA - USA …WW1 from KEMMENDINE to BOSTON CENSORED at RANGOON…  1915 (Aug 9)
[20456]  BURMA - USA …WW1 from KEMMENDINE to BOSTON CENSORED at RANGOON…  1915 (Aug 9)
[20456] BURMA - USA …WW1 from KEMMENDINE to BOSTON CENSORED at RANGOON… 1915 (Aug 9) Plain envelope to Boston bearing India GV 2a & ½a tied Kemmendine cds & with violet circular Passed By Censor /Arms /Rangoon ( Davis & Martin 58 ) & on reverse Rangoon R.M.S. /Sor /Set 1 (9 Aug) belted transit cds .....
US$100
[20455]  BURMA - EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED at RANGOON & FORWARDED …  1915 (Dec 24)
[20455]  BURMA - EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED at RANGOON & FORWARDED …  1915 (Dec 24)
[20455] BURMA - EGYPT - GB …WW1 CENSORED at RANGOON & FORWARDED … 1915 (Dec 24) Balthazar & Son, Rangooon printed envelope to Bibby Steamers, Port Said, manuscript "Try Leicestershire" & with ink instructional 'To Await Arrival Failing which send to 62 Holland Park, London" bearing India GV 1a tied Rangoon R.M.S. /Set-1 cds & with violet circular Passed By Censor /Arms /Rangoon ( Davis & Martin 58 ) & on reverse Rangoon R.M.S. /Set1 (27 Dec) belted cds & Port Said /8 transit cds .....
US$130
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