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[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
[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
[19636]  SOUTH AFRICA - RUSSIA …WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER…  1915 (Jul 16)
[19636]  SOUTH AFRICA - RUSSIA …WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER…  1915 (Jul 16)
[19636] SOUTH AFRICA - RUSSIA …WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER… 1915 (Jul 16) Plain envelope to St. Petersburg bearing pair 1d & single ½d tied Willowvale cds & with London (27 Sep) transit black framed Inconnu + Retour + blue Return to Sender to /Address shown on Cover /From R.L.O. Cape Town + violet Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender + 13 within circle hand stamps & on reverse 6 Russian date stamps attempting to deliver + Circular Returned L.O. /Cape Town (21 Oct) cds.
US$50
[19520]  AUSTRALIA…WW2 FREE FRENCH MOVEMENT in AUSTRALIA…  1941 (Jun 27)
[19520]  AUSTRALIA…WW2 FREE FRENCH MOVEMENT in AUSTRALIA…  1941 (Jun 27)
[19520] AUSTRALIA…WW2 FREE FRENCH MOVEMENT in AUSTRALIA… 1941 (Jun 27) Free French Movement in Australia printed envelope to Hunters Hill, N.S.W. bearing GV1 2d tied Sydney /Buy War Savings Certificates slogan with red ink "Not at this Address" & with red circular Dead Letter Office /Sydney N.S.W. /Examiner 8 & 3 strikes of Hunters Hill /N.S.W. (28 Jun) cds with on reverse Return to Sender from Dead Letter Office , Sydney label imprinted Sch. C.2442. - 7/1939. - 3738... label tied red Dead Letter Office /Sydney N.S.W. (7 Jul) cdso
US$150
[18731]  INDIA - UGANDA…WW1 CENSORED with MULTIPLE CANCELS..  1915 (Aug 28)
[18731]  INDIA - UGANDA…WW1 CENSORED with MULTIPLE CANCELS..  1915 (Aug 28)
[18731] INDIA - UGANDA…WW1 CENSORED with MULTIPLE CANCELS.. 1915 (Aug 28) Plain envelope with small piece gone bottom right to Agent Ebzahine Hoosau, Jinja & endorsed Mombasa via Bombay with green on white Opened By Censor /Under /Martial Law label & with red ink "This is for Steeadena Visrami" & multple manuscript annotations "Gone to Irumi" etc plus black unframed T with violet crayon Iruni 015 alongside (Not collected) + Jinja (15 & 18 Sep) transit cds & bearing on reverse India 1a tied Cuddalore cds with Madras RMS (29 Aug) + DLO Madras (30 Aug) +Mombasa (18 Sep) + Mombasa (23 Sep) + Jinja (28 Sep) + Mbale (8 Oct) + Jinja (9 Oct) + Mbale (11 Oct) + Bogoro (30 Oct) transit + Irumu (2 Nov) arrival date stamps .................. A well travelled WW1 censored item that appears to have reached the intended recipient.
US$300
[18566]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jun 26)
[18566]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jun 26)
[18566] INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES... 1901 (Jun 26) India ½ anna printed stationary envelope uprated with additional QV ½ anna both overprinted C.E.F. tied F.P.O. No 14 cds to Capt. Whitworth, 26th Baluchies, Wei Hai Wei, North China & redirected in red ink to Quettta with on reverse Base Office /B (29 Jun) + boxed D.L.O. /Bengal (31 Jul & 1 Aug) transit date stamps & Quetta /Dely (5 Aug) arrival cds............Scarce item
US$750
[18533]  CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE…  1900 (May 22)
[18533]  CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE…  1900 (May 22)
[18533] CYPRUS…1900 RETURNED LETTER OFFICE… 1900 (May 22) Cyprus QV ½ piastre wrapper addressed in Greek & cancelled Larnaca /Cyprus square circle with pencil manuscript Retour /Inconnu & alongside Returned Letter Office /Cyprus (21 Sep) cds
US$230
[18423]  NEW ZEALAND....WW1 to OTAGO INF. BATT. KILLED IN ACTION GALLIPOLI ..   1915 (Sep 5)
[18423]  NEW ZEALAND....WW1 to OTAGO INF. BATT. KILLED IN ACTION GALLIPOLI ..   1915 (Sep 5)
[18423] NEW ZEALAND....WW1 to OTAGO INF. BATT. KILLED IN ACTION GALLIPOLI .. 1915 (Sep 5) Plain envelope to Sergeant Harold Fischer. Otago Infantry Battalion (Southland Coy) N.Z. Main body Expeditionary Force, Wellington bearing 1d Dominion tied Wellington date stamp & with manuscript "Deceased 19/12/15" alongside "Killed in Action" with signature & violet boxed Reported Killed /Return to Sender hand stamp with on reverse violet boxed New Zealand /Advanced Base A.P.O. /Feb 1 1916 /Returned /letter Branch with above Dead Letter Office /N.Z. (30 Mar) cds .....8/375 Lance Sergt Harold Fischer of Otago Bn. N.Z.E.F. died of wounds at Lone Pine, Gallipoli 6 Aug 1915 aged 29
US$400
[18422]  NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED ..   1917 (Mar 23)
[18422]  NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED ..   1917 (Mar 23)
[18422] NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED .. 1917 (Mar 23) Plain envelope bearing 1d Dominion tied Tahora square circle to 27101 Sgt L.F. Smith, C ameroon Highlanders & forwarded with manuscript red ink to Gordon Highlanders & with X 1/6 Gordons plus "Killed in Action" with on reverse Wangamomona /N.Z. + Field Post Office /168 transit & Dead Letter Office /N.Z. (5 Oct) together with scarce green boxed "This Letter was Received in the New Zealand Army Correspondence Dead Letter Office in the Present Damaged Condition" hand stamp .....Adhesive damaged & envelope worn & stained reflecting the 196 days in transit on the war torn sad journey
US$300
[17161]  USA-AUSTRALIA..1904 NOT KNOWN LETTER CARRIERS MELBOURNE.  1904 (Apr 7)
[17161]  USA-AUSTRALIA..1904 NOT KNOWN LETTER CARRIERS MELBOURNE.  1904 (Apr 7)
[17161] USA-AUSTRALIA..1904 NOT KNOWN LETTER CARRIERS MELBOURNE. 1904 (Apr 7) The Gutta Perdia & Rubber Mfg. Co., New York printed envelope to Melbourne bearing 5c tied New York /5 D machine d/s & with oval Not Known In / Letter Carriers / Melbourne h/s alongside boxed No 1 List /MY 10 /1904 h/s & boxed 10 MY 04 /8 a.m. h/s all in black & on reverse New York For. Bch. [7 Apr] despatch d/s + San Francisco [12 Apr]+ Melbourne [9 May] transit d/s & P.B. Room /Melbourne [11 May] d/s .................................Attractive & interesting item
US$400
[12139]  USA-MEF..NZ FORCES-BATTLE of ALEMEIN MISSING & RETURNED SENDER..  1942(Aug 5)
[12139]  USA-MEF..NZ FORCES-BATTLE of ALEMEIN MISSING & RETURNED SENDER..  1942(Aug 5)
[12139] USA-MEF..NZ FORCES-BATTLE of ALEMEIN MISSING & RETURNED SENDER.. 1942(Aug 5) Plain envelope to Pvt G.M. Mail, 19th Wellington Battalion, 2nd NZEF, MEF via Alexandria bearing USA Win the War 3c + Prexie 2c tied San Francisco d/s with Examined By/1504 label & with on reverse Egypt 25/Postage Prepaid [30 Oct] arrival d/s which was midway through the battle of Alemein & with on face various manuscript annotations including "Missing” with above unframed Missing h/s in black deleted in blue crayon & below unframed small Prisoner of War h/s in violet & unframed return to Sender h/s in violet & on reverse Egypt 25/Postage Prepaid [3 Nov] + Dead Letter Office/Wellington NZ [6 Sep 43] transit d/s & San Francisco Buy War Savings Bonds [21 Oct 43] arrival d/s...................2nd NZEF MEF arrived Egypt in 3 stages during 1940 & were part of the British 8th Army who were engaged at the time in the battle of Alemein July-Nov 1942, presumably this soldier was captured during the battle with the cover strangely being returned via NZ during it's transit time of almost 15 months
US$250
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[15880] INDIA - IRAQ...WW1..I.E.F. REDIRECTED LETTER with D.L.O… 1916 Plain envelope to Deputy Superintendant Engineering, I.E. Force "D", Basra bearing on reverse ½a & with a melee of 21 various cds while on the face several manuscript annotations including "Telegraph Office Kurma" + "c/o R.I.M. Bombay +, "Not on Kalu or in Rly" + "DLO Port Trieste?" all in an attempt to deliver & with Redirected Letter /From the Dead letter Office label to Officer Superintendent of Telegraphs, Allahabad with manuscript annotation "Addressees whereabouts not known this office".....................Interesting cover
US$130
[10692]  IRELAND - EGYPT…EARLY RAF at MACEDONIA UNDELIVERED & RETURNED…  1918 (Aug 19)
[10692]  IRELAND - EGYPT…EARLY RAF at MACEDONIA UNDELIVERED & RETURNED…  1918 (Aug 19)
[10692] IRELAND - EGYPT…EARLY RAF at MACEDONIA UNDELIVERED & RETURNED… 1918 (Aug 19) Plain envelope with some rust spts to Pte. Hanfahan (Late RAMC) No 2 Wing, 17 Squadron, Imperial Section of Instructors, Zeetoun Egypt bearing GB GV 1d tied Limerick cds & with black unframed Present Location Uncertain + violet boxed Unable to Trace /Base APOT /EEF & boxed Army RLO EEF/Undelivered for Reason Stated hand stamps. ...........In April 1918 17 Squadron RAF based at Mikra Bay handed over fighter planes to the newly formed 150 Squadron & for the rest of the war 17 Squadron were engaged in tactical reconnaissance & Artillery spotting on the Bulgarian front
US$150
[14234]  AUSTRALIA-SINGAPORE...SERVICE SUSPENDED..  1942 (Jan 23)
[14234]  AUSTRALIA-SINGAPORE...SERVICE SUSPENDED..  1942 (Jan 23)
[14234] AUSTRALIA-SINGAPORE...SERVICE SUSPENDED.. 1942 (Jan 23) National Bank of Australia env to Singapore fnkd 2½d on 2d tied Sydney d/s [23 Jan] & w/red on white 2 Opened By Censor label tied boxed 2 Passed By Censor 1143 h/s & w/small unframed Service Suspended /Return To Sender h/s & Pointing finger Return To Sender h/s & boxed Received h/s for 26 Mar & w/on rev circ Dead Letter Office/Sydney d/s
US$270
[15781]  CANADA-USA… WW1 RETURNED FOR WAR TAX..  1917(Apr 6)
[15781]  CANADA-USA… WW1 RETURNED FOR WAR TAX..  1917(Apr 6)
[15781] CANADA-USA… WW1 RETURNED FOR WAR TAX.. 1917(Apr 6) Plain env to Bedford Hill NY & w/manu "New York State" in red ink w/alongside manu "Not" in black ink bearing Admiral 2c [SG 200] tied Montreal d/s & w/unframed Returned For War Tax h/s in violet & w/scarce 1c green [SG 224a Perf 8 x Imperf] tied by oval Branch Dead Letter Office/0/Apr 14, 1917/Montreal PQ h/s in violet & on rev a further strike of same h/s alongside Montreal/No 472/Apr 8/Canada d/s both in violet..............Admiral 1c green Perf 8 x Imperf SG 224a is a highly catalogued as a used stamp & is rare used commercially
US$400
[19404]  NETHERLANDS - SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR STOPPED BY CENSOR  1900 (Feb 15)
[19404]  NETHERLANDS - SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR STOPPED BY CENSOR  1900 (Feb 15)
[19404]  NETHERLANDS - SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR STOPPED BY CENSOR  1900 (Feb 15)
[19404] NETHERLANDS - SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR STOPPED BY CENSOR 1900 (Feb 15) Plain envelope trimmed to right side to Lourenco Marques , Transvaal with blue crayon deleting Transvaal bearing 12½c tied unclear Keesp ? (15 Feb) cds & with on back Durban /Natal (13 Mar) cds covered by black on pink V Arms R /Opened Under Martial Law label & with on face violet framed Stopped By Censor/Return to Sender with alongside Returned Letter Office /Natal (21 Mar) cds & apparently readdressed with on reverse Amsterdam - Antwerpen (22 Apr) transit cds & Lourenco Marques (23 Jun) cds with blue crayon Interart ? .........Very odd & needs some research
US$250
[17741]  BOER WAR...TRANSVAAL DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR...  1899 (Oct 16)
[17741]  BOER WAR...TRANSVAAL DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR...  1899 (Oct 16)
[17741]  BOER WAR...TRANSVAAL DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR...  1899 (Oct 16)
[17741] BOER WAR...TRANSVAAL DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR... 1899 (Oct 16) Plain envelope together with letter to Stellenbosch from father to son bearing Transvaal 1d tied Johannesburg cds & with black on white Boer label [Type 2] & VR Arms/Opened Under Martial Law label + boxed Stopped By The Censor /Return to Sender hand stamp & Returned Letter Office /Natal cds
US$400
[16465]  SOUTH AFRICA..BOER WAR NURSES MAIL GONE - NO ADDRESS...  1901(Nov 2)
[16465]  SOUTH AFRICA..BOER WAR NURSES MAIL GONE - NO ADDRESS...  1901(Nov 2)
[16465] SOUTH AFRICA..BOER WAR NURSES MAIL GONE - NO ADDRESS... 1901(Nov 2) Plain envelope to Miss Calverley, Army Nursing Sister c/o PMO Pretoria bearing C.O.G.H. 1d tied unclear cds & with red ink "To England via SS Orcano 24/7/01 & with violet unframed "Not At Schools" & red boxed "Gone- No Address & black triangular Passed Press Censor/Pretoria & on reverse unframed ARMY POS/P.O.C. with blue crayon initials inserted + partial Army Post Office /Capetown (6 Nov) + Pretoria/1 (6 Nov) + rare single ring Army Base /P.O.Capetown (15 Nov) + red Returned Letter Office/Capetown (2 Dec) cds.....Very attractive & scarce item
US$300
[19409]  SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY..WW1 UNDELIVERABLE WAR…  1914 (Jul 16)
[19409]  SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY..WW1 UNDELIVERABLE WAR…  1914 (Jul 16)
[19409] SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY..WW1 UNDELIVERABLE WAR… 1914 (Jul 16) Sidersky & Stevens, Jewellers, Johannesburg printed envelope with 45mm repaired vertical tear to Leipzig bearing 2d & ½d tied Johannesburg roller cancel & with blue unframed bi-lingual Undeliverable War + violet Undelivered For reason Stated / Return to Sender at /Address Shown on Cover /From R.L.O., Cape Town & on reverse blue Returned L .O. /Cape Town (30 Sep) cds & violet oval Censor /5 Oct 1914 /Johannesburg .... ......Attractive item
US$200
[18172]  INDIA - MALAYA...WW2 SERVICE TO DESTINATION SUSPENDED …  1942 (Jan 24)
[18172]  INDIA - MALAYA...WW2 SERVICE TO DESTINATION SUSPENDED …  1942 (Jan 24)
[18172] INDIA - MALAYA...WW2 SERVICE TO DESTINATION SUSPENDED … 1942 (Jan 24) Plain envelope by airmail to Capt. A. I. Forester-Walker, HQ Malaya Command, Fort Canning, Singapore from Official Air Mail Section, Calcutta bearing India definitive 2 x 8a tied Seconderabad date stamp & with smudged triangular Passed By /Censor & black unframed Service to Destination Suspended /Return to Sender hand stamp & on back red on brown Unclaimed /Refused (refused deleted) Letter/ From the Dead Letter Office label with red ink manuscript Secundabad , Hyerabad Deccan added tied D.L.O. /Bombay (7 Aug) & black boxed D.L.O. Bombay handstamp plus Secundabad (9 Aug) arrival date stamp ............understandably worn along top during it's 7 month+ journey
US$200
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