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[20582]  INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED..  1938 (Jul 5)
[20582]  INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED..  1938 (Jul 5)
[20582] INDIA - TURKEY -USA …TAXED & DELETED.. 1938 (Jul 5) Plain envelope by airmail to Turkey & forwarded c/o Near East Colleges, 50 W. 50th St., New York (Later to be Undercover address for Dutch Shipping) with Jusqu'a marking cancelling airmail bearing Camel rider 3a 6p & GV 4a tied Calcutta cds, two Taxe markings cancelled and blotted out in black & with strange directional endorsement in another hand with on reverse Berek /Istanbul (11 Jul) transits with flap sealed by neat initialled wax seal
US$100
[20578]  SWEDEN - USA…REGISTERED CENSORED UNDEROVER AIRMAIL RETURNED TO SENDER..  1944 (Apr 14)
[20578]  SWEDEN - USA…REGISTERED CENSORED UNDEROVER AIRMAIL RETURNED TO SENDER..  1944 (Apr 14)
[20578] SWEDEN - USA…REGISTERED CENSORED UNDEROVER AIRMAIL RETURNED TO SENDER.. 1944 (Apr 14) Plain envelope with opening faults to right by registered airmail bearing strip 3 x Sweden 1 Kr & single 10 ore tied Stockholm cds, R / Stockholm 1 /N:r 2486 registered plus Valutakontroll /Postverket labels to Richard Mossberg, c/o Olsen, Attleboro, Mass., & forwarded to M/T Salvator c/o Fleet Post Office, Danish Ship Aper Congo deleted with blue crayon & sent New York with unframed Forwarded, transparent Examined By 5339 tape, scarce violet RETURN TO SENDER /No registry service to Merchant /Ships or Army Transports, See PMG Order of December 1942 together with Pointing finger Return TO Writer /UNABLE TO DELIVER handstamps & on reverse unframed 5065o filing number & oval New York N.Y. Reg'y Div (12 & 16 May) transit & Attleboro Mass (17 May) arrival date stamps. ................................................................................................ A failed attempt to deliver this item to a free Danish Ship via an undercover address .
US$275
[20489]  MADAGASCAR - GB…WW2 CENSORED BLUE on PINK LIGHTWIEGHT AMLC...   
1943 (Feb 12)
[20489]  MADAGASCAR - GB…WW2 CENSORED BLUE on PINK LIGHTWIEGHT AMLC...   
1943 (Feb 12)
[20489] MADAGASCAR - GB…WW2 CENSORED BLUE on PINK LIGHTWIEGHT AMLC... 1943 (Feb 12) Blue on Pink lightweight flimsy AMLC to 895503 LACW Spurr N, WAAF Personnel Parachute Section, RAF Boscombe Down & forwarded in red ink to RAF Errol, Perthshire with red Kenya & Uganda 25c Meter cancelled E.A. /A.P.O. 53 cds + with framed Passed By Base Censor / E.A. /No 111-02 (Daynes EA B4) & Amesbury /Salisbury, Wilts (19 Mar) transit cds. ................................................................................................ These flimsy 25c AMLC are difficult from E.A. mainland & decidedly very scarce from Madagascar
US$280
[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
[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
[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 ½d tied Hurdcott Camp /Salisbury cds & with the ½d & 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
[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 2½d 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
[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 2½ & 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
[20420]  SPAIN - GB…SPAINISH CIVIL WAR ...   1936 (Jul 5)
[20420]  SPAIN - GB…SPAINISH CIVIL WAR ...   1936 (Jul 5)
[20420] SPAIN - GB…SPAINISH CIVIL WAR ... 1936 (Jul 5) Banko Hispano Americano, Gerona printed envelope to The Lord Islington, Hyde Pak Gardens, London & forwarded to Rushbrooke Hall, Bury St. Edmunds bearing Personalities 10c & Monuments 1p tied Gerona datestamp & with plain white re-sealing label tied scarcer violet framed Comite de Milicias Antifascistas / Departamento de Investigacion /Intervencion de Correspondencia /Barcelona (Heller RB 1.1) handstamp & G Crown R /Found Open or Damaged /and Officially Secured with Paddington B.O. /27 (8 Sep ) transit cds. ................................................................................................ Heller RB 1.1 is recorded used Jul - Oct 1936
US$130
[20394]  NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... ..   1942 (Jan 26)
[20394]  NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... ..   1942 (Jan 26)
[20394]  NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... ..   1942 (Jan 26)
[20394]  NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... ..   1942 (Jan 26)
[20394]  NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... ..   1942 (Jan 26)
[20394] NEW ZEALAND - GB....WW2 to N.Z. HOUSE with LETTER & CHUCHILL "V" CALENDAR... .. 1942 (Jan 26) Plain envelope with letter (family news) plus 1942 miniature 54 x 71mm Churchill "V" calendar booklet to L.S. Bamberg c/o New Zealand House, 415 Strand, London W.C. 2 & forwarded in red ink to 20 Linden Gdns. W.2 bearing Maori House 2d tied Waitaki cds. ................................................................................................ Superb "V" Churchill patriotic. Military personnel in the UK had to have mail sent to N.Z. House who would forward it as a security measure
US$100
[20368]  BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI…  1941 (Jan 14)
[20368]  BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI…  1941 (Jan 14)
[20368] BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI… 1941 (Jan 14) Plain envelope to Hamburg & redirected in blue crayon on arrival endorsed Correo Aereo via Lab-Condor - Lati 1 bearing Vicuna 10c + pairs Map Bolivia 5 bol & 2 bol making 14.10 bol rate tied faint La Paz cds with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht e label (similar to Riemer E - 53 & 54 but with one dot missing right side of "E" but exactly matching unpriced Riemer C - 55 of Cologne) tied by violet circular Eagle Swastika handstamp & showing small framed 1137 + 1117 + 1125 examiners marks. ............................................................................................... Bolivian mail via LATI is scarce Beith (1993) records 4 with Cusworth (2012) recording only 23 making this an interesting item specially with the apparently unrecorded Frankfurt censor label
US$200
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346] GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK… 1952 (Dec 13) The Editor, R.A.S.C. Journal, Buller Barracks, Aldershot, Printed Papers-Reduced Rate printed wrapper to P/393290 Lieut W.D. Skottowe, RASC to E.A. Command with Aldershot Paid 1½d meter cancel & with violet circular Command Pay Office /Post Section / Nairobi handstamp & on reverse Mackinnon Road/Kenya (29 Jan 1953) cds + framed Officer I/C Records /29 Jan 1953 / East Africa Command + Nairobi Kenya (30 Jan) cds then returned War Office with on face W.O. Form 18 redirected by the War Office label imprinted (ӿ 40432) Wt.46169/7021 50,000 4/50 A. & E. W. Ltd. Gp.698 J/A387 label cancelled oval Records /War Office /Driotwich to c/o A.B. Skottowe Esq, Ealing, London W.13 with on reverse unframed O.D.C. /20 Feb 1953 /War Office & framed War Office /25 Feb 1953 /Records /Droitwich handstamps. ............................................................................................... Well travelled meter cancelled RASC wrapper with relatively small print 50,000 of War Office Redirection label.
US$100
[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
[20340]  HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL..  1906 (Jan 8)
[20340]  HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL..  1906 (Jan 8)
[20340] HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL.. 1906 (Jan 8) Coloured picture postcard of Casemates Barracks, Gibraltar to S. H. Holt, AB No 21 Mess, H.M.S. Powerful, Australian Station or elewhere & forwarded in blue crayon to Wellington, NZ bearing HK EDV111 4c (top left pulled perf) tied Victoria /Hong Kong cds & with single ring Hong Kong /K.B. index F (8 Jan) Webb type B transit cds...
US$170
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335] GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN... 194? (Feb 26) Longer envelope folded down to regular size not affecting any markings originally to The British Law Insurance Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne bearing GV1 dark colours 2½d tied with a Durham cds. Save Paper & Free Ships, R. R. & Co. Economy Label affixed & tied by rare violet framed Be on your guard /as FIRE damage /Aids the Enemy patriotic handstamp & addressed to Messrs. Dickson , Archer & Thorp, Alnwick, Northumberland bearing light colours 1d tied Newcastle upon Tyne cds with year slug unclear................. A very unusual label & patriotic handstamp.
US$600
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332] GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER… 1942 (Oct 13) Plain envelope bearing GV1 1d tied Bow E.3 Post Early in the day slogan to A/B. R.D.F., F.H. Doody P/JX 275914, HMS Roberts, c/o GPO London, redirected in blue crayon to HMS Victory & red ink R.N.A.S. Yeovilton, Somerset 15/3/43 & with violet boxed Damaged By Sea - Water with on reverse Liverpool (30 Mar '43) arrival date stamp. ............................................................................................... Item comes with details of ship & activities during 1942..
US$600
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308] EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES.. 1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg'y Div (30 Apr), Benton Harbor (3 May transits & Saint Joseph, Mich (3 May) transits & Saint Joseph (3 May) arrival date stamp. ................................................................................................. Scarce
US$70
[20214]  AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.…  1943 (Nov 1)
[20214]  AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.…  1943 (Nov 1)
[20214] AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.… 1943 (Nov 1) Australian Red Cross Society, To Hospital Patients printed envelope to Chicago & forwarded locally bearing GV1 2½d & Elizabeth 1d tied partial Mil Hosp. Heidelberg No 22 /Vic Aust. & with violet framed Australian /Military Forces /Passed By Censor/977 + 3 Opened By Censor label (CCSG L3-7) tied violet 3 /Passed /By /Censor / 126 & red unframed S 3701 hand stamps with on reverse Chicago lLL, Jackson Park Stn (13 Dec) transit date stamp. .............................................................................................. Scarcer item showing censorship by both Military & civil authorities
US$130
[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
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