Portuguese India - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| INDIA - PORTUGUESE INDIA….INTERNAL RAILWAY MAIL 1876 (Nov 28) Outer wrapper with adhesives affixed over fold to Gao endorsed "Posted at Tanjore Station" bearing India ½a in combination with 1875 Portuguese re-issue die 11 20r tied by unframed T/3 10/M UP/NO 29 date stamp & with unframed T/3 10/M DN/NO 30 + Octagon Poona (3 Dec) + Margao (6 Dec) + oval India Portuguese/Pangim (6 Dec) transit date stamps
| PORTUGUESE INDIA - USA… WW2 CENSORED ... 1942 (Oct 22) N & B Caculo, Nva Gao printed envelope to Tuthill Spring Company, Chicago bearing on reverse Portuguese India 1t on 2t + 1½t tied smudged octagonal Nova Goa cds & with red on white Arms 185 C / Opened By Censor label (CCSG 6B1) tied unframed blue DHC /82 & on reverse with black losenge Crown /Passed /DHC 80 hand stamps
| PORTUGUESE INDIA - USA… WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED ... 1941 (Jul 12)Pre addressed printed envelope registered to C.H. Mansfield, Hollywood Radio & Television Institute, Los Angeles bearing Portuguese India pair 1t & single 6 Rs with on back further 2 x 1t tied smudged Velcao Goa cds & with R Indie Portuguesa /Noa (13 Jul) + New York (20 Sep) + Los Angeles (23 Sep) + Los Angeles Stn (24 Sep) transit & violet Received Sep 24 1941 arrival
| INDIA - PORTUGUESE INDIA ….WW1 HELD BY CENSOR… 1914 (Dec 9) ¼a Stationary post card with vertical crease to Gao cancelled Bombay cds & with unframed HELD (Baker not listed) & Passed For Transmission/Censor Belgaum hand stamps (Baker BMH 2 rated rare-very rare) both in violet
| PORTUGUESE INDIA - INDIA… WW1 REGISTERED CENSORED with BELGUAM CENSOR WAX SEAL ... 1916 (Jan) Plain envelope with wear to bottom right registered to Rewa Kantlea & forwarded in blue ink to Shiraspur bearing strip 3 x 3r violet from Vasco da Gama tied unclear cds mostly obscured by rare black on green Opened /By /Censor label (Baker BML 1b) tied by 4 x 19mm incomplete Censor /Belgaum wax seals (Unrecorded Baker) & with ink R No 29 registration alongside violet boxed 15 Jan 1916 hand stamp & with on reverse smudged Shirapur (20 Jan) arrival cds.
Baker rates the censor label Rare to possibly unique & does not mention the Censor Belgaum wax seal & despite overall appearance this combination of WW1 registered, censored mail with unrecorded Censor belgaum wax seals is probably unique