1940 AFGHANISTAN – FRANCE …FREE CZECH FORCES in FRANCE CENSORED INDIA… [20743]

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1940 (May) Plain 188 x 127 mm envelope with faults & worn by registered Airmail to Soldat Antonin Honek, Reg. d’ Artilerie Tchecoslovaguie, Gen. batt. S.P. 390, France from Adolf Mouteur Honek, Skoda Works Kaboul, Sucrerie Baghlan, Afghanistan bearing on face 15 Afs & 10 Afs & reverse 3 x 10 Afs + single 15 Afs & 20 Afs all tied with ink 19/5/50 (maybe should have been 19/5/40 !) & with violet Registered hand stamp with K – 238 inserted then forwarded with violet indelible pencil Voir Mission de Rapatriement Tchecoslovaguie BPM 501 & with small portion Military Post label with manuscript Voir Rᵀ Pᵀ des Champs Paris V111 with on left side red on pink OPENED BUT UNCENSORED / Arms / PASSED TO………FOR CENSORSHIP label with ink Bombay inserted (a very scarce label) overlaid by red on white Arms / OPENED BY CENSOR label with manuscript 3 added (CCSG 8C5 recorded used Apr 40 – Nov 42) with on opposite side PC 90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 4317 label & on reverse Kabul (2? May) despatch + blue Army Postal Service A.P.O. /17 B.P.O. (19 Jan 1946) located Paris + violet New York N.Y. U.S. Army Postal Service Br. A.P.O. 407 + similar in black for A.P.O. 403 both (22 Jan) & located Munich & then back to Paris with black U.S.Army Postal Service A.P.O. /17 (6 Feb) transit cds ……….A rare cover with faults but facsinating at the same time clearly mailed in 1940 with adhesives marked 1950 & delayed somewhere until 1946 by which time he had been repatriated ….perhaps the German invasion of the low countries was a contributor to the delay of this extraordinary item

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