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[19474]  PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY…  1917 (Aug 21)
[19474]  PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY…  1917 (Aug 21)
[19474] PALESTINE - TURKEY…GERMAN MILITARY MISSION in PALESTINE to AIRCRAFT UNIT in TURKEY… 1917 (Aug 21) Plain stampless envelope to a Lieutentant with German Flight Korps in Turkey cancelled Feldpost /Mil. Miss. /Jerusalem cds & with violet circular KGL. Preussische Feld-Flieger Abteilung hand stamp used as a receiver .......................................Rare
US$300
[19330]  GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY....   1917 (Sep 27)
[19330]  GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY....   1917 (Sep 27)
[19330] GERMANY....WW1 GERMAN FORCES in PALESTINE to FORCES in HUNGARY.... 1917 (Sep 27) Plain postal card to Vormeister Joffe Rudvej, G.A.R. No 4 Res. Batt., Geof. Hadik Reserve, Budapest, Hongrie from German soldier with Haub Batt. 1/4, Feldpost 452 bearing Turkey Pair 5 para overprinted red Star & Crescent (Yvert 231) + single 20 para overprinted black Star & Crescent (Yvert 254) tied bi-lingual Feldpost /Mil. Miss. /Jerusalem (4 Oct) cds & with violet unframed Zensuriert & framed Haubitz Batterie No 1 /Cabiegs Artillerie Regiments No 4 hand stamp........................................................................................... A good example of German mail close to the time of the British offensive for the "Battle of Jerusalem" against the Ottoman Empire that developed from 17 Nov 1917 just 3 weeks after this card was written
US$400
[19403]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY..  1915 (Nov 14)
[19403]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY..  1915 (Nov 14)
[19403] LEBANON - SWITZERLAND… OTTOMAN EMPIRE FRENCH POW REGISTRATION CANCELLED & HELD BY TURKEY.. 1915 (Nov 14) Postcard entitled "Baalbek, Temple de Jupiter" registered via the Red Cross in Geneva for forwarding to his relative in Marseille from M. Saint-Peron, Prisonnier Francais, D'Orient Damas bearing Turkish 20 para & 1 Piastre tied vernacular cds & with black framed 153 /R overlaid by red framed Registration /Cancelled + framed Censored By /6 /Military Authority & black NO within triangle + Stamboul /Depart cds & violet 8 Juin 1919 arrival ....................................................................................... extraordinary registered card from French POW with registration cancelled & held by Turkish authorities 3 year 7 months..
US$450
[19399]  GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE…  1913 (Feb 13)
[19399]  GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE…  1913 (Feb 13)
[19399] GERMANY - TURKEY….1st BALKAN WAR CAUSE DE GUERRE… 1913 (Feb 13) Plain Newspaper wrapper to Adrianopel bearing Geramny Germania 5 pf tied Berlin cds & with rare black unframed Cause de Guerre & framed Retour hand stamps .................................. The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. Adrianopel was beseiged from January to march 1913 by Bulgarian & later assisted by Serbian forces with the city surrendering on 26 March. A peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$550
[18736]  BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON…  1908 (Jun 10)
[18736]  BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON…  1908 (Jun 10)
[18736] BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON… 1908 (Jun 10) P. Johann, Constantinople printed envelope registered to Istmian Canal Commission, Ancon bearing GB marginal strip 3 x ED V11 ½d overprinted Levant + ED V11 2 Piastres on 5d all tied British Post Office /Stamboul cds & with R /British Post Office /Constantinople /(Stamboul) /No 56 registration label with manuscript ink 128 & blue crayon 4 & with red on white R /USA /New York, N.Y. /No. 93449 /Exchange registered label with on reverse red hooded Registered /London E.C. (14 Jun) + New York /Foreign & New York /Reg'y (both 24 Jun) transit + Ancon C.Z. /Registered (5 Jul) arrival date stamps ..................................................... Istmian Canal Commission established in 1904 was given control of the Panama canal Zone over which the USA exercised soveignty with the Commission reporting directly to the Secretary of War..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isthmian_Canal_Commission
US$800
[18622]  ITALY (SARDINIA)
[18622]  ITALY (SARDINIA)
[18622] ITALY (SARDINIA) - TURKEY (BEIRUT)…WW1 COMMUNICATIONS SUSPENDUES… 1914 (Dec 23) Coloured picture post card entitled "Bone - Porte des Karesas"endorsed Via Brindisi & bearing on picture side Italy 5c tied Cagliari-Stazione (28 Dec) cds with a further strike on message side & with red circular Passed Censor /A applied Egypt + violet unframed "Communications Suspendues /Retour A L'Origine" hand stamps & with bi-lingual Beyrouth (11 Feb 1915) cds with on picture side black vernacular Arabic hand stamp ............................................... This card left Sardinia on 28 December arriving Beyrouth 11 Feb 15 while Britain had declared on war on Turkey on 5 Nov 14 but Italy was still neutral until 21 Aug 15.....A bit of a puzzle was the Communications Suspendues applied in Egypt on the outward journey, returning the card to Italy for transmission by a different route or was it mistaken it for British mail due to the Egyptian mark & applied on arrival at Beyrout with a failure to delete it once the true origin was noticed ??? Interesting
US$300
[18507]  IRAQ - FRANCE…1910 OTTOMAN EMPIRE…  1910 (Jul 27)
[18507]  IRAQ - FRANCE…1910 OTTOMAN EMPIRE…  1910 (Jul 27)
[18507] IRAQ - FRANCE…1910 OTTOMAN EMPIRE… 1910 (Jul 27) Plain envelope to Avalon bearing Turkish 1 Piastre blue tied bi-lingual Ottoman Moussoul belted cds & with on reverse Avalon /Yonne (11 Aug) arrival cds...
US$150
[18434]  TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL ..   1922 (Feb 12)
[18434]  TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL ..   1922 (Feb 12)
[18434] TURKEY ....1922 TURKISH MILITARY CENSOR No 4 REGISTERED INTERNAL MAIL .. 1922 (Feb 12) Plain envelope registered to The Chief Commander Central Post Office to be handed to Zada Ishmal Haquai effendi bearing strip 3 x 1 Piastre with Star & Crescent overprint tied vernacular Arabic script Stamboul 2 Galata cds & with boxed R. with manuscript 1051 inserted hand stamp & with black boxed Turkish vernacular military Censor No 4 hand stamp applied Istambul & on reverse white on red Turkish wafer sealing flap alongside vernacular Arabic cds .
US$170
[18429]  TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA ..   1916 (Jun 20)
[18429]  TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA ..   1916 (Jun 20)
[18429] TURKEY - CZECHOSLOVAKIA ....WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED in TURKEY & ROUMANIA .. 1916 (Jun 20) Banque Imperiale, Ottomane printed envelope registered to Prague bearing strip 3 x 10 para & single 2 Piastre with Star & Crescent overrprint tied Galata cds & with boxed U.P.U. /R. hand stamp with 538 inserted & with blue boxed Turkish vernacular Censor & red boxed Unerpruft /Feluluizagalva /Temesvar hand stamp & on reverse white on red Turkish wafer sealing flap alongside Stamboul /Depart (20 Jun) transit cds .............Temesvar now Timisoara in Roumania
US$250
[18435]  IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL…  1913 (Nov 6)
[18435]  IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL…  1913 (Nov 6)
[18435] IRAQ - GB…REGISTERED OTTOMAN EMPIRE MAIL… 1913 (Nov 6) Macandrews & Forbes Company, Baghdad (Turkish Arabia) printed envelope registered to London bearing Turkish pair 1 piastre tied octagonal bi-lingual Bagdad date stamp & with boxed R hand stamp with blue crayon 417 alongside & with on reverse red wax seal closing flaps & oval registered /2 /W.D.O. (26 Nov) arrival date stamp
US$100
[17962]  TURKEY - GB...WW1 POW HELD in YOZGAT CAMP...  1918 (Jul 6)
[17962]  TURKEY - GB...WW1 POW HELD in YOZGAT CAMP...  1918 (Jul 6)
[17962] TURKEY - GB...WW1 POW HELD in YOZGAT CAMP... 1918 (Jul 6) 20 Para Turkish postal stationary card to Godalming & forwarded to Brighton from Major Carlisle of the Royal Field Artillery, POW at Yozgad with boxed Turkish Censor hand stamp cancelled on arrival London /Paid (15 Aug) machine date stamp & with Godalming (16 Aug) transit cds .....Yozgad Camp about 125 east of Angora & opened 30 Jun 1916 for the POW's from KUT. At the time this card was written the Camp housed only about 100 Officers together with 60 Orderlies
US$300
[17565]  TURKEY - AUSTRALIA.....1901 POST CARD...  1901 (Oct 14)
[17565]  TURKEY - AUSTRALIA.....1901 POST CARD...  1901 (Oct 14)
[17565] TURKEY - AUSTRALIA.....1901 POST CARD... 1901 (Oct 14) Black & white U.P.U. picture postcard entitled "Smyrne les Quais" showing close up of Quay side to Waterview Bay, Balmain, Sydney bearing 20 para tied Smyrne cds & with bi-lingual Stamboul /Depart (23 Oct) + all English Constaninople /Depart (?? Oct) + oval Apres Depart hand stamp + Aden (3 Nov) + Colombo (15 Nov) transit cds + Sydney (4 Dec) arrival cds........... Great item to unusual destination with all transits on address side
US$250
[17213]  THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913  1913(Jul)
[17213]  THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913  1913(Jul)
[17213] THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913 1913(Jul) Turkish 1 Piastre blue printed stationary envelope written in Turkish to Constantinople & cancelled Thrace vernacular negative seal (Not listed by Coles & Walker) & with on reverse Constantinople [2 Aug] machine arrival d/s ................ The 2nd Balkan War 29 Jun -29 Sep 1913 came about due to quarrels over the spoils & Greece, Montenegro & Serbia declared war on Bulgaria 29 Jun. The peace treaty of Constantinople between Turkey & Bulgaria was signed on 29 Sep
US$400
[17028]  USA-TURKEY…NAVY U.S.F.S. SAN FRANCISCO at SMYRNA via GB & c/o B.F. STEVENS FORWARDERS..  1897(Mar 21)
[17028]  USA-TURKEY…NAVY U.S.F.S. SAN FRANCISCO at SMYRNA via GB & c/o B.F. STEVENS FORWARDERS..  1897(Mar 21)
[17028] USA-TURKEY…NAVY U.S.F.S. SAN FRANCISCO at SMYRNA via GB & c/o B.F. STEVENS FORWARDERS.. 1897(Mar 21) USA 5c printed Stationary envelope to Surgeon B. Robertson Ward U.S.N., U.S.F.S. San Francisco, care B. Stevens Esq., London & forwarded to Smyrna cancelled New Haven Conn duplex d/s with on reverse London [31 Mar] d/s & on face oval United States / B.F. Stevens / 1 Apr 97 / London /Despatch Agent h/s in violet of Forwarding Agents & with London WC / duplex [1 Apr] d/s & unframed care of the /United States Consul/Smyrna, Turkey h/s in violet & on reverse British Post Office /A /Smyrna [7 Apr] arrival d/s
US$270
YUGOSLAVIA-TURKEY [DOUBLE CENSORED]  1917(Jun 29)
YUGOSLAVIA-TURKEY [DOUBLE CENSORED]  1917(Jun 29)
YUGOSLAVIA-TURKEY [DOUBLE CENSORED] 1917(Jun 29) Plain stampless Post card to Haidar Pacha cancelled Hungarian Hadtap-Postahivatal/171 d/s [located Belgrade & used by Recruiting Office of Turkish Corps in Europe] & w/unframed KuK Etappenpostamt 171 h/s in violet & w/boxed Budapest Censor h/s & w/smudged Haidar Pacha arrival d/s [Walker & Coles C5/37 rated RR] & boxed Turkish Censor h/s [Scarce item]
US$370
[16291]  GB-EGYPT-SAUDI ARABIA [H. St BRIDGER PHILBY]  1935(Oct 28)
[16291]  GB-EGYPT-SAUDI ARABIA [H. St BRIDGER PHILBY]  1935(Oct 28)
[16291] GB-EGYPT-SAUDI ARABIA [H. St BRIDGER PHILBY] 1935(Oct 28) Plain env to H. St. J.B. Philby at Cecil Hotel, Alexandria & forwarded to Djeddah, Arabia bearing ½d & 1½d tied Kilburn d/s & w/on rev oval Hotel Cecil/Alexandria h/s in violet & Alexandria [5 Nov] + Port Said [7 Nov] transit d/s & partial Djedda [12 Dec?] arrival d/s [Harry St John Bridger Philby was a British Agent on assignment to help shore up the allegiance of the Arab rulers to Britain against the Ottoman Empire by promising Crown support for territorial rights & sovereignty. Today Philby is better known as the father of Harold Adrian Russell (Kim) Philby the traitorous Russian spy who betrayed British secrets]
US$370
[17694]  TURKEY - USA...1908 ITALIAN POST OFFICE in CONSTANTINOPLE REGISTERED....  1908 (Oct 20)
[17694]  TURKEY - USA...1908 ITALIAN POST OFFICE in CONSTANTINOPLE REGISTERED....  1908 (Oct 20)
[17694] TURKEY - USA...1908 ITALIAN POST OFFICE in CONSTANTINOPLE REGISTERED.... 1908 (Oct 20) Plain envelope registered to Galveston TX with oval Argia Veneziani /Poste Italienne /Constantinople h/s of sender bearing Italy 30 Para on 15c (Type 4) + Italy Constantinopoli 20 Para 10c + Constantinopoli 30 Para on 15c (Type 13) (SG 35-53-54 respectively) tied Constantinopoli (Galata)/Poste Italiane cds with incorrect year slug 08 instead of 09 & alongside unframed R No /Constantinopoli h/s with manuscript 107 added + unframed First Notice /Nov 6 - 1909 h/s in red & on back unframed Transmitted Trough /Nov 4 1909 /St Louis, MO /as Registered Mail h/s in red + Galveston Tex /Registered (6 Nov) arrival cds ..............Despite vertical filing fold a rare cover of Italian offices in Turkish Empire with type 4 surcharge 10 Para on 15c (SG 35) which has a high catalogue as a stamp off cover
US$600
[14489]  AUSTRIA /CZECH REP - PALESTINE….OTTOMAN EMPIRE REGISTERED CENSORED..  1917 (Jul 22)
[14489]  AUSTRIA /CZECH REP - PALESTINE….OTTOMAN EMPIRE REGISTERED CENSORED..  1917 (Jul 22)
[14489] AUSTRIA /CZECH REP - PALESTINE….OTTOMAN EMPIRE REGISTERED CENSORED.. 1917 (Jul 22) Plain envelope registered to Safed bearing on reverse F. Joseph pair 25h tied Brno 1 cds [Now part of Czech republic] & with matching Registration label No 1845 + unframed K.u.K. Zensurstelle /Zensurierti & unframed 71 hand stamps both in red together with black boxed Turkish Censor hand stamp + red circular paper seal & on reverse Galata (29 Jul) transit & Caiffa/2 (17 Aug) arrival dcs.............................................Caiffa cds Coles & Walker type C6 rated v. rare
US$700
[13201]  IRAQ/TURKEY-GERMANY...WW1 GERMAN FORCES MOSUL...   1917(Jun 23)
[13201]  IRAQ/TURKEY-GERMANY...WW1 GERMAN FORCES MOSUL...   1917(Jun 23)
[13201] IRAQ/TURKEY-GERMANY...WW1 GERMAN FORCES MOSUL... 1917(Jun 23) Stampless envelope (Part back flap gone affecting German Censor label) endorsed Feldpost to Hamburg & forwarded on arrival cancelled Feldpost/Mil. Miss/A.O.K. 6 cds & with black on brown Geoffnet label tied by scarce circular Deutsche Etappen-Offic... /Mosul h/s in blue & with on face Hamburg (15 Jul) arrival machine datestamp........After Baghdad fell to the British on 10.03.1917 the German/Turkish forces retired to Mosul Iraq
US$300
[15006]  TURKEY-GB [WW 1 CENSORED]  1914(Nov 4)
[15006]  TURKEY-GB [WW 1 CENSORED]  1914(Nov 4)
[15006] TURKEY-GB [WW 1 CENSORED] 1914(Nov 4) 10 Paras Stationary card to London tied Pera d/s & with circular P.C. h/s in black
US$80
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