Somaliland - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| BRIT. SOMALILAND-GB [BRITISH-SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES] 1941(Oct 20) Stampless envelope to Manchester endorsed On Active Service & cancelled EA APO 71 date stamp located Berbera & with boxed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 382 UDF hand stamp [Daynes SA 101] .......................The reverse is complete but grubby with vertical creases which are not apparent on the face & No postal markings are on the reverse
| ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN OCCUPATION of BERBERA BRITISH SOMALILAND.. 1940 (Aug 20) Photographic postcard size reproduction from newspaper of Modagishu "Somalia Fascista" + photographic copy of Poster affixed on all village walls of Somalia announcing the Italian occupation of Berbera ....(2 items not postally used)
| B.O.F.I.C......BRITISH OCCUPATION of ITALIAN SOMALILAND DANANE & LOCATELLI POW CAMPS... 1941(Apr 25) Photographic postcard of Pass to proceed from hospital grounds issued to Italian POW at Camp Locatelli showing circular No 5 C.C.S. (V) S.a.M.C ./25 Apr 1941 /M.E.F. U.D.F. date stamp & with unframed Lt. Col/Commanding 5 C.C.S., S.A.M.C. hand stamp with facsimile signature above + 65 x 80mm photographic piece of Danane POW Camp hand stamp used on Official Mail....2 items not postally used
| BRITISH SOMALILAND - SOUTH AFRICA….WW2 BRITISH FORCES… 1941 (Sep 11) Plain stampless envelope to Capetown endorsed On Active Service cancelled EA APO 71 cds located at Berbera & with violet boxed Passed By Military Censor /No 612 (Daynes EA 5B) hand stamp
| EGYPT - SOMALILAND….INGOING to HMS HARRIER 3rd SOMALILAND CAMPAIGN ... 1902 (Nov 16) Egypt 4m Stationary card with sunlight stain affecting top half cancelled Port Said (17 Nov) cds datelined from H.B.M. Consulate, Port Said to S. Bennett R.N., Paymaster, HMS "Harrier", Aden, regarding receipt of Ł5 in postal orders redirected in manuscript to Berbera with partial Aden (22 Nov) cds & Berbera thimble (25 Nov) cds used by the Indian P.O.............................Despite water or sunlight staining a rare item used to a Naval vessel during the 3rd Campaign (4 Nov 02-3 Jul 03) against the mad Mullah with the crew of 150 sailors & officers of HMS Harrier being awarded the Somaliland 1902-04 campaign medal
| B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA... 1944 (Sep 19) A. Besse, Mogadishu printed envelope by air mail to Express Transport Co. Ltd., Mombasa bearing GB GV1 1/- + 3d overprinted E.A.F. tied belted Mogadiscio cds & with losenge Crown / Passed /YY h/s in violet with manuscript 1 inserted in red crayon & very scarce bi-lingual Provisional printed on back of Italian Official document Opened By Examiner / Aperto dall' Esamonatore label (CCSG ST1a.) ......Despite rough opening at top the YY losenge censor is scarce & the label even more so with only recorded as at 1999 being 23 Aug 1944 this is 26 days later.
| ITALIAN SOMALILAND - INDIA…B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED REGISTERED & FOUND OPEN & DAMAGED… 1943 (Oc t 8) Amgi Giadaugi & Fratelli printed captured Italian envelope with small tear at top registered to Bombay bearing GB 1d & 9d Overprinted E.A.F. & tied Mogasiscio cds & with blank R label with violet Mogadiscio hand stamp & blue crayon 395 inserted. Scarce violet losenge Crown/Passed YY with blue crayon 1 inserted & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner label tied black losenge Crown /Passed /DHC 49 on reverse black on brown P.48.B Post Office/Found Open or Damaged/and Officially Secured label tied Registered/Nairobi (30 Oct) + Registered/Mombasa (31 Oct) transit + Bombay (23 Nov) arrival cds ...............Nice example of damaged mail officially resealed & 46 days in transit
| BRITISH SOMALILAND - INDIA….WW2 BRITISH FORCES… 1945 (May 25) Plain envelope to Bombay bearing British Somaliland 3a & ˝a tied E. A. APO 65 cds located at Hargeisa Camp & with violet Crown over Shield /Passed By Censor /9341 partly overlaid by Army Form W.3424 /Opened /By /Censor /PS-(EA)-4097 - 1 / 45 - 350.000 label (Henning EAL 400) tied by violet framed Passed By Base Censor /E.A. No. IV /01 (Henning EA B5) & with black octagonal C over 5 plus on reverse violet O/18 wihin circle & Bombay (30 Jun) arrival cds.........................
Nice item censored at Unit level then by the Military Base office & finally by Indian civil censors
| BRITISH SOMALILAND - GB….WW2 BRITISH FORCES HONOUR ENVELOPE… 1945 (May 6) A.F. W3078 Active Service Priviledge Envelope by airmail to Bagshot, Surrey from the Dickerson correspondence bearing British Somaliland pair & single 3a tied E. A. APO 71 cds located at Berbera & with violet Crown over Shield /Passed By Censor /525 + Plain white re-sealing label tied by violet framed Passed By Base Censor /E.A. No. IV /01 (Henning EA B5) & with on reverse violet O/18 wihin circle .....................................................................
Nice triple rate airmail unusually with the Base censor using an improvised plain resealing label