1912 (Oct 30) J. N. D’Andria, Bradford printed envelope with light vertical crease registered to Messrs. Perko Parkatschofff & Stoianoff, Uskub bearing GB GV 1d in combination with GB ED V11 pair 2½d tied Exchange B.O. /Bradford cds & with R /Bradford 1 /No 237 registered label with black boxed bi-lingual “Retour” & blue crayon 22223 & with partial M. – No. 75 /Officially Sealed label tied by manuscript “Rec’d For,n in GB & hooded circle Registered /London 1 /LB (22 Nov) & on reverse Exchange B.O. /Bradford (30 Oct) despatch + oval Registered 2d /Bradford (30 Oct) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /60 (30 Oct) + Stamboul /Arrivee (4 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London /1 /LB (22 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /39 (22 Nov) transit & single ring Bradford (23 Nov) arrival back date stamps……………………………………….
The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.