1914 AUSTRALIA – GERMANY…WW1 EARLY CENSORSHIP UNDELIVERABLE… [20930]

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1914 (Aug 11) E.A. Dawbarn & Co., Merchants, Sydney printed envelope to Messrs Essener Eisenwerke, Katernberg, Essen with enclosure marked Duplicate declining to continue doing business due to the regrettable War bearing Roo 2d & ½d tied Sydney N.S.W. (13 Aug) cds & with transparent re-sealing label tied blue unframed OPENED BY CENSOR together with violet unframed UNDELVERABLE //L.P.S. with red crayon initials handstamps & on reverse red DEAD LETTER OFFICE (10 Mar 1915) cds …………Despite soils & vertical crease a very unusual item sent a week after the commencement of WW1 with letter declining to do business which was returned due to no service between belligerent countries

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