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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
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169] GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED … 1942 (Mar 20) Plain envelope to Sydney endorsed Via USA bearing GV1 definitive 2 x 1/- + 2/6 making 4/6 rate tied Hatfield/Herts date stamp & with red ink manuscript Trans Pacific Service Suspended & violet boxed Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender handstamp
US$170
[20032]  PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD …  1955 (May 12)
[20032]  PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD …  1955 (May 12)
[20032] PAKISTAN - INDIA..CRESCENT & STARS UPRATED POSTAL STATIONARY CARD … 1955 (May 12) Pakistan Crescent & Stars 9p Green stationary card with closed filing holes issued 1954 uprated with Saracenic Leaf Pattern 6a to Shiristader, Calcutta with poor Sheristader cds with alongside bold Experimental P.O. /BA-754 (13 May) cds & many manuscript annotations & finally ink Return to Sender 31/5 & violet framed By Order of the Courts /Sheristader handstamp & on reverse large circular Court hand stamp ....................................Interesting item
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
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997] AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER …. 1918 (Jun 9) Plain envelope bearing GV 1d together with letter written June 9 from Russell, Tasmania to A.I.F. soldier, 10th Training Batt. Fovant & forwarded to 40 Batt. & with red oval Not With 40th BN, red ink Not 9th 2 B (26 Aug), violet framed Undeliverable /A.B.P.O. /Return to Sender & Unable to trace /Returned Letter Office /Melbourne /Return to Sender hand stamps & on reverse Returned to Sender from Returned Letter Office, A.I.F. Melbourne, label imprinted C. 10678 .............................................................................. Scarce item
US$200
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932] GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE… 1916 (Nov 20) Battered OHMS longer envelope to No T.R./9/24242 L/Cpl J.R. Rothwell, 45th Training Reserve Battalion, Southern Command School of Instruction, Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth Wilts bearing pair GV ˝d tied Swanage Camp B.O./Poole (23 Nov) cds & with manuscript enclosure to O/C 45th Training Reserve Battn. I am directed to inform you that the enclosed letter (not present) has been received from L/Cpl. Rothwell No 24242 & to request he be informed that no photographs may be sent to neutral countries by private persons. For your information I am also to enclose a copy of the regulations (Present) & headed Strand Ho. Portugal Street, London W.C from Chief Postal Censor together with Army Form C. 348 Memorandum (1180) Wt. W 429/M 438. 7,500m 5/16. P.P. Ltd. toD. 4 Camp Swanage (Nov 28) from O/C "H" Coy, 45th Training Res. Batt., to 24242 L/Cpl Rothwell A reply has been received by the C.O. with reference to yur letter of 15th Instant to the war Office. Attached herewith a copy of the letter, also a copy of the regulations which were enclosed, 2nd Lieut Commanding "H" Coy. .....................................A very unusual item
US$150
[19906]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1943 (Nov 15)
[19906]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1943 (Nov 15)
[19906]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1943 (Nov 15)
[19906]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1943 (Nov 15)
[19906] GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ... 1943 (Nov 15) or Nov 29 pair GB 2˝d bi-lingual Prisoner of War Post Air Mail printed letter sheets to L/Sergt Robert Cass 2698371 Stalag V11. A. 51 or simply Stalag V11 A , Germany both cancelled Cowes /Isle of Wight date stamp & with red losenge Crown /Passed /P.W. 4181 or 2229 & blue crayon X deleting address & both with on reverse 5 line violet framed This letter formed part of Undelivered Mails which fell into into the hands of the Allied Forces in Germany. It is undeliverable as Addressed and is Therefore Returned to You .....2 items. ............................................................................................... Stalag V11 A was a large camp located at Moosburg liberated by US forces at the end of April 1945 & then used until 1948 as Civil Internmet Camp No 6 after initially housing approx 12,000 Germans accused of having supported the Nazi dictatorship
US$100
[19905]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1944 (Dec 5)
[19905]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1944 (Dec 5)
[19905]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1944 (Dec 5)
[19905]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ...   1944 (Dec 5)
[19905] GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW PART OF UNDELIVERED MAILS & RETURNED ... 1944 (Dec 5) & 1945 Jan 11 pair GB 2˝d bi-lingual Prisoner of War Post Air Mail printed letter sheets to Sergt Robert Cass 139430, A.R.B., K.D.O. 7001 Stalag X1 B, Germany both cancelled Cowes /Isle of Wight date stamp & with red losenge Crown /Passed /P.W. 2796 or 2514 & blue crayon X deleting address & both with on reverse 5 line violet framed This letter formed part of Undelivered Mails which fell into into the hands of he Allied Forces in Germany. It is undeliverable as Addressed and is Therefore Returned to You .....2 items. ............................................................................................... Stalag X1 B located at Fallingbostel was liberated by British troops on 16 April 1945 with this item undoubtedly caught up in the rapid allied advance towards he end of the war in Europe
US$100
[19904]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE ...   1945 (Mar 14 )
[19904]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE ...   1945 (Mar 14 )
[19904]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE ...   1945 (Mar 14 )
[19904]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE ...   1945 (Mar 14 )
[19904] GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE ... 1945 (Mar 14 ) GB 2˝d bi-lingual Prisoner of War Post Air Mail printed letter sheet to Sergt Robert Cass 139430, A.R.B., K.D.O. 7001 Stalag X1 B, Germany cancelled Ryde /Isle of Wight (16 Mar) date stamp & with red losenge Crown /Passed /P.W. 1081 & blue crayon X deleting address with on reverse violet framed This Letter has Been Returned By the Swiss Post Office who were unable o Reforward it to Germany because of the Interruption of Communications hand stamp together with another to same man cancelled Cowes /Isle of Wight (3 Apr) & with different sized & layout of hand stamp with same wording .....2 items. ................................................................................................ Stalag X1 B located at Fallingbostel was liberated by British troops on 16 April 1945 with this item undoubtedly caught up in the rapid allied advance towards he end of the war in Europe
US$130
[19903]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED TO SENDER ...   1945 (Feb 18)
[19903]  GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED TO SENDER ...   1945 (Feb 18)
[19903] GB - GERMANY … WW2 POW RETURNED TO SENDER ... 1945 (Feb 18) GB 2˝d bi-lingual Prisoner of War Post Air Mail printed letter sheet with creases to right side to Sergt Robert Cass 139430, A.R.B., K.D.O. 7001 Stalag X1 B, Germany cancelled Cowes /Isle of Wight (19 Feb) date stamp & with red losenge Crown /Passed /P.W. 1720 & blue crayon X deleting address with on reverse violet framed Returned From /Continent in /Undelivered Mails & below Undelivered For Reason Stated /Return to Sender hand stamp. ................................................................................................ Stalag X1 B located at Fallingbostel was liberated by British troops on 16 April 1945 with this item undoubtedly caught up in the rapid allied advance towards the end of the war in Europe
US$80
[19851]  GB - FALKLANDS ISLANDS…FALKLAND
[19851]  GB - FALKLANDS ISLANDS…FALKLAND
[19851]  GB - FALKLANDS ISLANDS…FALKLAND
[19851] GB - FALKLANDS ISLANDS…FALKLAND'SS WAR RETURN TO SENDER… 1982 (Apr 4) Airmail envelope to Stanley with brief note "Dear David, Please write at once, Best wishes Dad" written 2 days after the Argentine invasion bearing gutter pair Electricity 13p tied Plymouth slogan & with strip of cellotape sealing left side & black framed Addressee Unknown /Return to Sender & red framed Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender/P.T.O. handstamps with on reverse 9409 Islas Malvinas (22 Apr) cds ............................... 42 days transit. ................................................................................................. The Falkands War commenced with the Argentine invasion on 2 April & ended 74 days later with the surrender of the Argentine forces on 14 June.
US$30
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721] PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE … 1940 (May 15) Plain envelope with small amount of removable foxing to Milan, Italy bearing Dome of the Rock 15m tied Tel Aviv date stamp & with red on white PC 22 Opened By /Censor / 70-8333 label tied violet boxed Palestine /Opened and /Passed By /Censor /No ... & with green on white PC 23 Returned to Sender /by the Censor /for Reason Explained in /Memorandum Enclosed /in this Cover /31536 - 5000 - 12.3.40 - G.C.P. plus Censor enclosure Form PCT/33, Tel Aviv/Jaffa Postal Censorship stating letter is returned since there is reason to believe it is destined for enemy territory ................................................................. Italy did not enter the war until 10 Jun 40 so this is a rare example of trying to use a neutral country & intermediary to communicate with an enemy or enemy occupied country outside of the proper channels & can therefore be classified as Undercover mail i.e. mail that does not show the true destination..
US$750
[19762]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is. …1982 FALKLANDS WAR REGISTERED & RETURNED....  1982 (May 17)
[19762]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is. …1982 FALKLANDS WAR REGISTERED & RETURNED....  1982 (May 17)
[19762] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is. …1982 FALKLANDS WAR REGISTERED & RETURNED.... 1982 (May 17) Plain envelope registered in a very poor hand to Batallon Anteareo 9409 Isla Malbina (sic) bearing single Jose de San Martin 10,000p tied Ministro Ramos Mexia cds & with Registered label 8912, blue crayon deleting original address & Acchivo added & with black framed Al Remitente hand stamp ....................................................................... Ministro Ramos Mexia is a small growing town with a population of 583 (1991) growing to 973 (2010) It was fairly common for school girls to write to soldiers to give support but many of these were not well versed in the art of writing. The Falkands War commenced with the Argentine invasion on 2 April & ended 74 days later with the surrender of the Argentine forces on 14 June.
US$100
[19726]  GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY …  1917 (Oct 15)
[19726]  GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY …  1917 (Oct 15)
[19726] GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY … 1917 (Oct 15) Plain envelope to Holland from Paul Donnet, Bromley, Kent bearing GV pair 1d & single ˝d & with Opened By /Censor /4850 label (CCSG Type 5) + black on blue Arms /Retuned to the Sender /By the Censor label imprinted (1384.) Wt. W6840/65. 1,000m. 9/16. P.P. Ltd. Est. 400 (CCSG 32 A) with blue crayon 225 tied black framed Undelivered for Reason Stated / Return to Sender & with black on brown M. - No 3/Please Return the Cover of this Letter for the Purpose of an Official Inquiry. Postmaster of Bromley Kent 24 Oct 1917 with imprint [8802] 28233/137 35m 11/14 G & S 8071 336 label & on reverse Bromley /Kent (29 Oct) arrival cds ................. ......................A very interesting item of Returned Mail subjected to an Official inquiry
US$250
[19703]  GB - GERMANY…REGISTERED to US OCCUP. ZONE CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS…  1957 (Dec 23 )
[19703]  GB - GERMANY…REGISTERED to US OCCUP. ZONE CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS…  1957 (Dec 23 )
[19703]  GB - GERMANY…REGISTERED to US OCCUP. ZONE CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS…  1957 (Dec 23 )
[19703] GB - GERMANY…REGISTERED to US OCCUP. ZONE CONTRARY TO REGULATIONS… 1957 (Dec 23 ) 6d QE 2 Overseas Registered Letter stationary envelope to Coburg, US Zone Occupation uprated with Wildings 10d + 1˝d + ˝d tied Tunbridge Wells /Kent cds & with matching registration label No 1482 & with violet framed Contrary to Regulations /F.B. & Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender handstamps plus black on brown E Crown R /Customs and Currency /Examination label tied complete Customs & Excise /Crown /4083 Wax seal & on reverse another plus violet London /E.C.D.O. /31 Dec 57 /R.L. Duty cds
US$70
[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 ˝d 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
[19612]  GB - WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . ...   1962 (Jul 27)
[19612]  GB - WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . ...   1962 (Jul 27)
[19612]  GB - WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . ...   1962 (Jul 27)
[19612]  GB - WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . ...   1962 (Jul 27)
[19612] GB - WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . ... 1962 (Jul 27) Plain envelope resealed along top with stamp selvage to Postmaster, Biak bearing QE 11 definitives 1d + 2d + 3d tied Teighmouth date stamp with on reverse Biak (7 Nov) arrival cds & with on face red ink Returned Sender together with envelope bearing D.N.G. Butterflies 10c+5c & 25+10c uncancelled with pencil note in Dutch from Postmaster stating "Stamps are no longer Valid" (2 items)........................................................................................ A failed attempt to create a philatelic inspired item during United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (U.N.T.E.A.) was the result of a dispute between the recent Independent Indonesia & the Netherlands where Indonesia claimed the territory while the Dutch claimed the residents were not Indonesian. In December 1961 Indonesia landed paratroops that ultimately led to the establishment of U.N.T.E.A. in October 1962 that lasted until 1 May 1963.  
US$80
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR. 1982 (May 10) Plain envelope together with letter registered to Argentine soldier, Amphibious Engineering Company, Marines Islas Malvinas cancelled red Mar Del Plata 8500 peso Meter (12 May) & with unframed black Al Remitente hand stamp & partial plain brown re-sealing label on reverse black double rimmed oval Fueuza De Apoyo Anfibio /Personal /Compania Incenieros /Anfibios + framed Censura Naval Argentina hand stamps & Puerto Belgrano (30 Jul) transit cds.................. Puerto Belgrano is the largest naval base of the Argentine Navy & item is complete with English translation of letter .The Falklands War commenced when Argentine forces invaded the islands on 2 Apr 1982 & ended with the Argentine surrender 74 days later on 14 June after the British had mobilised a Task force on the 5 Apr to evict them.
US$250
[19578]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER.  1982 (Jun 9)
[19578]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER.  1982 (Jun 9)
[19578] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER. 1982 (Jun 9) Plain envelope registered to Argentine soldier at Islas Malvinas 9409 bearing 5,000 + 2,000 + 1,000 + 500 peso tied Caleufu/Argentina cds & with unframed black Al Remitente alongside circular Oficina Postal /No 17 /Ejercito Argentino hand stamps with on reverse manuscript return address dated 7 Jul 82 being date of arrival back ...................... The Falklands War commenced when Argentine forces invaded the islands on 2 Apr 1982 & ended with the Argentine surrender 74 days later on 14 June after the British had mobilised a Task force on the 5 Apr to evict them.
US$170
[19577]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER.  1982 (Jun 4)
[19577]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER.  1982 (Jun 4)
[19577] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE FORCES WAR RETURNED TO SENDER. 1982 (Jun 4) Plain envelope registered to Argentine soldier, Coma Infanteria "C" Tercera Section, Gaupo Apoyo, Argentina 9409 cancelled red Guernica 8500 peso Meter & with unframed Certificada plus black Al Remitente alongside circular Oficina Postal /No 17 /Ejercito Argentino hand stamps ...................... The Falklands War commenced when Argentine forces invaded the islands on 2 Apr 1982 & ended with the Argentine surrender 74 days later on 14 June after the British had mobilised a Task force on the 5 Apr to evict them.
US$150
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