1912 GB – TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… [18595]

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1912 (Oct 21) J. N. D’Andria, Bradford printed envelope registered to H. B. M. Vice Consul, Uskub bearing GB ED V11 2½d tied Bradford date stamp & with rare black unframed Cause De Guerre & framed Retour both applied in Constantinople plus violet Undelivered for reason Stated /To be Returned to Sender /at the address Shown on cover & with red crayon Bradford with on reverse partial Stamboul (30 Oct) cds ………………………………………………………………………………
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.

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