1916 SOUTH AFRICA – SWITZERLAND..WW1 AMERIICAN CONSULAR SERVICE CENSORED to RED CROSS… [20108]

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1916 (Sep 16) American Consular Service printed envelope to Red Cross Society, Geneva bearing pair GV 2½d tied Capetown machine timed at 11.00 a.m.& pair ½d tied CapeTown 31 cds timed at 5 p.m. for late fee ?? & with red on white bi-lingual Opened By Censor /99 label with blue circular Passed Censor /C. 14, blue crayon Moynier a’ Hospice alongside with unframed dirty blue 195 handstamp below applied in Geneva & on reverse Geneva (16 Oct) arrival cds.
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Gustave Moynier 1826-1910 was Swiss from a wealthy family of shoemakers & was involved with many charitable organisations & Co founder of the International Commission for Relief to Wounded that in 1876 became the International Red Cross…Interesting item.

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