G B WW1 and South Africa - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| SOUTH AFRICA-GB-FRANCE-GB [WW1-REGISTERED-REDIRECTED] 1918(Apr 5) Plain env registered to Pte G. G. McKenzie No 6666, K Coy, South African Scots., BEF sent to France & returned w/manu C/O S.A. Records, 15 Victoria St. London 27/5/18 scribbled through & directed to Fulham Military Hospital & again to Lyon House, Brentford bearing GV definitive 4d & 1d tied Boksburg d/s & w/framed R Boksburg/No h/s in black w/manu 498 in blue crayon below w/on rev oval registered/London [13 May] + FPO 15W [15 May] + APO R9 [15 May] + oval Registered Paddington [29 May] + oval Registered SWDO [29 May] + oval Registered Hammersmith [30 & 31 May] transit d/s & Brentford [1 Jun] arrival d/s
| PORTUGUESE COLS ZAMBEZIA - SWITZERLAND…..WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED… 1917 (Dec ) Plain envelope to Zurich bearing Zambezi 50r tied indistinct date stamp & with circular black Passed By / 99 /Censor hand stamp & French Controle Postal Militaire label tied black oval Ouvert / 912 /Par L'Autorite Militaire hand stamp & on reverse Zurich (29 Jan 18) arrival cds................. Ouvert 912 was one of the French censors in London responsible for mail in transit from neutral ships to Switzerland.....Scarce commercial usage
| SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY…WW1 HOSTILE COUNTRIES CENSOR.. 1915 (Dec 8) South Africa 4d Registered envelope to wife in Bremen from H. Goldhagen, POW 906, Block E + 3, Internment Camp 4, Pietersmaritzburg, Natal cancelled Registered/Pietersmaritzburg & with framed Registration No 597 hand stamp & with red ink lines annulling registration & with violet unframed Passed By Censor + framed tri-lingual Prisoner of War + Hostile Countries Censor /Salisbury House, London (Mark HS8) + circular Post Free /P.C. /Prisoner of War & black on pink Arms /Opened By Censor label (CCSG 5a) with on reverse violet hooded Registered/London /31 Dec 15/C date stamp..........Mark as at his April 2014 supplement only records 2 examples of HS8 but more than this exist + Mark records 35 examples of CCSG 5A label between 28 Aug - 29 Sep 1914 so this extends that to 31 Dec 1915.
| SOUTH AFRICA - RUSSIA …WW1 RETURNED TO SENDER… 1915 (Jul 16) Plain envelope to St. Petersburg bearing pair 1d & single ˝d tied Willowvale cds & with London (27 Sep) transit black framed Inconnu + Retour + blue Return to Sender to /Address shown on Cover /From R.L.O. Cape Town + violet Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender + 13 within circle hand stamps & on reverse 6 Russian date stamps attempting to deliver + Circular Returned L.O. /Cape Town (21 Oct) cds.
| SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY …WW1 PRISONER OF WAR…. WW1 plain stampless envelope to Frankfurt from Hugo Kofin, Prisoner of War 1147, Camp 1, B.v., Maritzburg & with violet framed tri-lingual Prisoer of War + unframed Passed By Censor + red circular Post Free /P C. /Prisoner of War hand stamps & red crayon EC.
| SOUTH AFRICA - SOUTH WEST AFRICA..WW1 CENSORED… 1916 (Apr 20) Picture postcard showing Sutton Veny village scene to Windhuk SWA bearing 1d tied Constantia cds, message states "We hope to sail by the Balmoral Castle on 3rd May" & with blue circular Passed Censor /C.8 & Windhuk /S.W. Africa (30 Apr) arrival cds
| SOUTH AFRICA - USA..WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED.. 1917 (Jan 12) The Standard Bank of South Africa pre printed envelope to New York bearing GV 4d & 1d tied obscured by censor label Pietermaritzburg cds & with blue circular Passed Censor /C.1 hand stamp, intercepted in GB & with Opened By /Censor /841 label & on reverse violet oval cachet of Standard Bank Pietermaritzburg with flap closed with red wax seal.
Nice double rate & double censored item