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[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 & ½d 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
[20381]  NORTH KOREA - GB … REGISTERED COMMERCIAL MAIL to LONDON..  1973 (Mar 13)
[20381]  NORTH KOREA - GB … REGISTERED COMMERCIAL MAIL to LONDON..  1973 (Mar 13)
[20381] NORTH KOREA - GB … REGISTERED COMMERCIAL MAIL to LONDON.. 1973 (Mar 13) Printed airmail envelope registered to Messrs. Rethymnis & Kulukundis Ltd., London with return address M.V. Aghios Spyridon, Syra, Greece bearing 1967 Domestic Animals 40 ch + 1970 Workers Party Congress 40 ch + Cultural revolution 10 ch tied violet vernacular Korean cds & with black framed R /Nampo / No handstamp with manuscript 927 inserted in front of printed 1 & on reverse violet oval Registered /5 Jne 73 /Dover Kent datestamp. ............................................................................................... Registered commercial mail out of North Korea is scarce
US$150
[20351]  PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL  1910 (Jun 30)
[20351]  PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL  1910 (Jun 30)
[20351] PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL 1910 (Jun 30) Coloured picture ostcard showing 3 cute Filipino children to Marseille bearing on picture side MacKinley 4c tied Manila /P.I. duplex No 3 (1 Jul) & with another strike on address side alongside Octagonal Linge / Paq. Fr . No. 4 (5 Jul)
US$80
[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
[20118]  SOUTH AFRICA - HOLLAND..WW1 CENSORED from SHIPPING LINE ...   1916 (Apr 12)
[20118]  SOUTH AFRICA - HOLLAND..WW1 CENSORED from SHIPPING LINE ...   1916 (Apr 12)
[20118] SOUTH AFRICA - HOLLAND..WW1 CENSORED from SHIPPING LINE ... 1916 (Apr 12) Stoomvaart Maatschappij Rotterdamsche Lloyd printed envelope to Arnham bearing GV 2½d tied bi-lingual Durban /Union of South Africa slogan & with blue 23mm circular Passed Censor /C. 66. /Star & on reverse Arnham (12 May) arrival cds………..
US$40
[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 ½ 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 12½c tied Soerabaia d/s & w/black on white Opened By/Censor label tied circular Passed By/1459/Censor h/s in violet
US$130
[20090]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 COASTAL MARITIME SERVICE …  1941 (Jul 9)
[20090]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 COASTAL MARITIME SERVICE …  1941 (Jul 9)
[20090] NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 COASTAL MARITIME SERVICE … 1941 (Jul 9) Plain envelope with horizontal crease to Noumea bearing 1937 World Exhibition pair 20c & single Palms 50c tied Sme Mme Cote /Nouvelle Caledonie cds & with on reverse Noumea (15 Jul) arrival cds ............................................................................................... Scarcer use of the Coastal Maritime Service S.M.C cancel
US$170
[20007]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7)
[20007]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7)
[20007] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING.. 1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7) stampless envelope to Port Cygnet, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. /Passed By Censor No ........ Hand stamp with red crayon 20 inserted (Emery MCM.2/L. ................................................................................................ Emery states PSYE.7 was used in Australia, this clearly shows useage on Transorts also... Number 20 per the Naval lists is recquistioned Transport "Hororata" that sailed with 12th Inf. Bn. in April 1915 (Reinforcement No 5) & Sept 1915 (Reinforement No 9) thus dating this item
US$170
[20006]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm)
[20006]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm)
[20006] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING.. WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm) together with circular CL. 1 /Crown /Passed By /Censor hand stamp applied at Launceston
US$150
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA.. 1916 (Nov 25) Salvation Army Camp and Institute printed envelope (Emery PSE. 15) with part lost top left when opened to Sandy Bay, Tasmania cancelled on arrival London 2 Jan 1917 date stamp & with violet unframed A.I.F. /Passed by Censor (Emery MCM. 2) hand stamp with manuscript 11 ? containing letter written on pictorial For God, King and Empire, The Australian YMCA with the Australian Imperial Forces paper showing Kangaroo & Ostrich together with poem on plain paper that has had parts blacked out by censor.......
US$170
[19991]  NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIA …WW1 THIRD REINFORCEMENT EXPEDITIONY FORCE & MISSENT….  1915 (Mar 25)
[19991]  NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIA …WW1 THIRD REINFORCEMENT EXPEDITIONY FORCE & MISSENT….  1915 (Mar 25)
[19991] NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIA …WW1 THIRD REINFORCEMENT EXPEDITIONY FORCE & MISSENT…. 1915 (Mar 25) Plain stampless envelope with faults to Hastings, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service No Stamps Available with violet framed N.Z. Military Post Office /Mar 25 1915 /Third Reinforcement ia/Expeditionary force allocated to H.M.N.Z.T. Aparima that was Transport No 19 & Not Seen Proud, Missent to Hastings, N.Z. evidenced by Hastings /N.Z. (6 May) transit cds. ............................................................................................. Scarce transport cachet & interesting Missent item
US$250
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806] SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT … Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small) Opened By /Censor label tied violet Arms /A hand stamp (CCSG 8A code A) ............................................................................................... The CCSG as at 2000 do not record this Censors enclosure...
US$130
[19805]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT …  "1944 (Feb 6)
[19805]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT …  "1944 (Feb 6)
[19805] SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT … "1944 (Feb 6) Air Mail Letter Card to Kent from 20031 P.O. Wren O.B.Smith, Fleet Mail Office, Durban bearing War Effort reduced size Bantam 6d tied black circular Paquebot (7 Feb) cds with blank top portion ........................................................................................ In my experience less than 1% of surviving wartime mail is written by serving females "
US$50
[19264]  NED. EAST INDIES…1867 to DUTCH FRIGATE "EUROPA" at SOERABAYA….  1867 (Aug 5)
[19264]  NED. EAST INDIES…1867 to DUTCH FRIGATE "EUROPA" at SOERABAYA….  1867 (Aug 5)
[19264] NED. EAST INDIES…1867 to DUTCH FRIGATE "EUROPA" at SOERABAYA…. 1867 (Aug 5)Stampless envelope with back flap gone & strenghtened along top to Den Heer Lucas, 3rd Helmsman on board Frigate "Europa" at Soerabaya cancelled red Batavia cds & rated 10 in manuscript with on reverse red Soerabaya (9 Aug) arrival cds.
US$200
[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 ½d & 1½d 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
[18817]  SARAWAK - HAWAII..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED & with PAQUEBOT…  1940 (Nov 8)
[18817]  SARAWAK - HAWAII..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED & with PAQUEBOT…  1940 (Nov 8)
[18817] SARAWAK - HAWAII..WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED & with PAQUEBOT… 1940 (Nov 8) Plain envelope with some foxing to Honolulu bearing Sarawak 1c + 3c + 4 x 2c making 12c rate tied Kuching /Paquebot cds (Hosking 3193) & with violet framed Passed By /Censor (CCSG 1B) alongside triangular Passed / Censor /9 / Hong Kong (CCSG 3) & on reverse Victoria /Hong Kong (22 Nov) transit cds................................................................................. A seldom encountered Paquebot cancelling Sarawak adhesives on a double censored cover to a scarce destination of Hwaii combine to make this a multiple scarce item
US$550
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