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[18594]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 30)
[18594]  GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1912 (Oct 30)
[18594] GB - TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1912 (Oct 30) J. N. D'Andria, Bradford printed envelope with light vertical crease registered to Messrs. Perko Parkatschofff & Stoianoff, Uskub bearing GB GV 1d in combination with GB ED V11 pair 2½d tied Exchange B.O. /Bradford cds & with R /Bradford 1 /No 237 registered label with black boxed bi-lingual "Retour" & blue crayon 22223 & with partial M. - No. 75 /Officially Sealed label tied by manuscript "Rec'd For,n in GB & hooded circle Registered /London 1 /LB (22 Nov) & on reverse Exchange B.O. /Bradford (30 Oct) despatch + oval Registered 2d /Bradford (30 Oct) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /60 (30 Oct) + Stamboul /Arrivee (4 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London /1 /LB (22 Nov) + hooded circle Registered /London E.C. /39 (22 Nov) transit & single ring Bradford (23 Nov) arrival back date 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. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.
US$650
[18458]  CANAL ZONE - TRINIDAD..1940 FORWARDED to BRITISH GUIANA & CENSORED…  1940 (Feb 20)
[18458]  CANAL ZONE - TRINIDAD..1940 FORWARDED to BRITISH GUIANA & CENSORED…  1940 (Feb 20)
[18458] CANAL ZONE - TRINIDAD..1940 FORWARDED to BRITISH GUIANA & CENSORED… 1940 (Feb 20) Pacific Press Publidshing Association printed envelope to Elder A.R. Ogden, Port of Spain, Trinidad & forwarded in red ink to Georgetown, British Guiana bearing Canal Zone 5c tied Cristobal slogan date stamp & censored on arrival with scarce Officially Opened and Resealed /By Censor label tied red unframed Passed By /Censor hand stamp
US$300
[17873]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17873]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17873] GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ... 1935 (Dec 24) Plain envelope by airmail to Melbourne from Bristol with adhesive washed off & water stained & with on back unframed received at G.P.O. Melbourne /Damaged by water hand stamp above P.M. 9 /Postmaster General's Department / Found Open /Officially Sealed / Sch. C.1192 - 8/1934 label tied Melbourne 19 /Vic (19 Jan 1936) cds .................. Airmails for the Middle East & Eastwards to Australia leaving London on 28 December were transferred to Imperial Airways City of Khartoum at Brindisi. On the approach to Alexandria the flying boat ran out of fuel and crashed. The Captain plus 2 passengers survived with 3 crew & 9 passengers who did not.
US$100
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870] GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ... 1936 (Sep 22) Plain envelope together with charred letter by airmail to Manila bearing combination of GV 6d + GV Photogravure 5d making 11d rate tied Torquay/Devon machine date stamp & with Commonwealth of the Philippines /Officially Sealed /Bureau of Posts label tied by unframed Received in Bad Order hand stamp & on back typed Bulletin of Verification /dated October 3, 1936 / The letters in this bun- /dle of correspondence were /Salvaged from the Imperial /Airways aeroplane "Athena" /destroyed by fire at New /Delhi on the 29th September 1936 label ................... The airliner operating the Karachi - Singapore sector of Imperial Airways service to Australia caught fire at Delhi on 29 Sept when the engines were started. The crew & all passengers safely deboarded the aircraft but much of the mail was destroyed with the remainder being damaged
US$350
[15387]  INDIA - SWITZERLAND ….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL RED X & OFFICIALLY SEALED…  1943 (Jul 25)
[15387]  INDIA - SWITZERLAND ….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL RED X & OFFICIALLY SEALED…  1943 (Jul 25)
[15387] INDIA - SWITZERLAND ….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL RED X & OFFICIALLY SEALED… 1943 (Jul 25) Indian Red Cross Postal Message Service printed envelope by airmail to IRC Geneva bearing India 2r + 8a + 1½a making 2r 9½ a rate tied Bombay GPO cds & with PC90 Opened By Examiner label tied violet unframed DHC/457 & with black on brown G Crown R /General Post Office /Found Opened or Damaged /and Officially Secured label tied by London/20 (15 Sep) transit cds
US$130
[17300]  GB - AUSTRIA...1946 BRITISH FORCES, RETURNED TO SENDER & OFFICIALLY SEALED  1946 (Jul 30)
[17300]  GB - AUSTRIA...1946 BRITISH FORCES, RETURNED TO SENDER & OFFICIALLY SEALED  1946 (Jul 30)
[17300] GB - AUSTRIA...1946 BRITISH FORCES, RETURNED TO SENDER & OFFICIALLY SEALED 1946 (Jul 30) Envelope to 964309 Sgt Green, 48 Brit. General Hospital, B.T.A. CMF bearing 2½d tied Melling /Carnforth cds with manuscript annotations & boxed Not at Address Stated /Present Location Not Known /Return to Sender h/s in violet + Crown / Officially Sealed in the / Army Post Office label & on back FPO 286 (6 Aug) + FPO 710 (15 Aug) + FPO 385 (17 Aug) + FPO 255 (18 Aug) all located in Austria
US$100
[16808]  MALTA - IRELAND...WW2 NAVAL CENSOR & OFFICIALLY SEALED-CENSOR OFFICE BELFAST..  1943 (Aug 8)
[16808]  MALTA - IRELAND...WW2 NAVAL CENSOR & OFFICIALLY SEALED-CENSOR OFFICE BELFAST..  1943 (Aug 8)
[16808] MALTA - IRELAND...WW2 NAVAL CENSOR & OFFICIALLY SEALED-CENSOR OFFICE BELFAST.. 1943 (Aug 8) Plain stampless envelope opened 3 sides for display to Belfast from Lieut Page RNVR, Coastal Force Base, Malta cancelled black circular Post Office /Maritime Mail & with rare Opened By /Examiner AC 8 label with top & right sides sealed with black on brown G Crown R /Found Open or Damaged /and Officially secured labels tied by rare circular Censor Office /Belfast (6 Sep) cds ....... Very few of the AC (A = Admiralty & C = significance not known) style of labels are known & the CCSG lists only 4 examples of the Censor Office/Belfast cds.......a rare & possibly unique use of both of these on one cover
US$1250
[15382]  CHINA-HONG KONG...RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION & OFFICIALLY SEALED...   1987 (Mar2)
[15382]  CHINA-HONG KONG...RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION & OFFICIALLY SEALED...   1987 (Mar2)
[15382] CHINA-HONG KONG...RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION & OFFICIALLY SEALED... 1987 (Mar2) Plain airmail envelope addressed in Chinese to Hong Kong bearing on reverse 20f & 10f tied vernacular Chinese cds & with violet boxed "Received in Damaged Condition" hand stamp & with "Officially Sealed /Crowns /Hong Kong Post Office" label tied unframed violet GG 135 86 hand stamp
US$250
[18719]  GB - CYPRUS...WW2 OFFICIALLY SEALED & RETURNED TO SENDER…  1942 (Apr 13)
[18719]  GB - CYPRUS...WW2 OFFICIALLY SEALED & RETURNED TO SENDER…  1942 (Apr 13)
[18719] GB - CYPRUS...WW2 OFFICIALLY SEALED & RETURNED TO SENDER… 1942 (Apr 13) Plain envelope to 1801739 Gnr. W.G. Barber, 103 L.A.A. Battery Regt., C/O Army Post Office 1515 with Unit deleted in pencil & ink manuscript "This (man) did not disembark with this Battery" bearing GB 2½d tied Palmers Green /N.13 date stamp & with violet framed "No Trace B.D.R.A. /Date 25.8.42 Initials" + "Untraceable /2nd Echelon (British) /Date 6/10/42 Initials" + Undeliverable for Reason Stated /Return to Sender + unframed "Not at Address Stated /Present Address Not Known" & with on everse "Last Location at 02E M.E.F. /Date 6/10/44 Intls hand stamps alongside FPO 164 (22 Aug) cds & finally Officially Sealed in the /Army Post Office label tied violet mute circular Army /Post Office hand stamp .. A busy & interesting item
US$80
[17020]  JAPAN - CAROLINE Is….REGISTERED INSURED MAIL…  1922 (Dec 23)
[17020]  JAPAN - CAROLINE Is….REGISTERED INSURED MAIL…  1922 (Dec 23)
[17020] JAPAN - CAROLINE Is….REGISTERED INSURED MAIL… 1922 (Dec 23)[11.12.23] Japanese Registered longer envelope with vertical crease only seen from reverse to South Sea Caroline Island bearing Tazawa 2 x 3s & 50c tied San Omiya/Kobe cds & with 6 x Insurance labels all tied by small oval orange P.O. seals to protect contents stated to be 34y in notes & 68s in stamps.............. Fantastic & exotic destination...
US$750
[16938]  PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN….  1939 (Aug 18)
[16938]  PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN….  1939 (Aug 18)
[16938] PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN…. 1939 (Aug 18) Plain envelope by airmail to Copenhagen bearing 15m tied Jaffa cds & with on reverse unframed violet roughly translated as "Damaged in Mail on arrival at Berlin & resealed" hand stampt with a series of Postamt/Berlin 11 Currency Control lables used to reseal envelope & prevent further damage .......unusual item
US$170
[15568]  THAILAND - USA….REGISTERED from CHIENG KAM & OFFICIALLY SEALED DUE to TRANSIT DAMAGE…  1958 (Jul 19)
[15568]  THAILAND - USA….REGISTERED from CHIENG KAM & OFFICIALLY SEALED DUE to TRANSIT DAMAGE…  1958 (Jul 19)
[15568] THAILAND - USA….REGISTERED from CHIENG KAM & OFFICIALLY SEALED DUE to TRANSIT DAMAGE… 1958 (Jul 19) Plain envelope by registered airmail to Klamath Falls, OR bearing Processional Elephants 5 x 3b plus 2500 Anniv Buddhism 2 x 10s all tied smudged Chieng Kam cds & with blank registration label No 0927 with red ink manuscript Chieng Kam inserted. Item suffered postal damage en-route & bottom sealed with white on red Officially Sealed Post & Telegraphs of Thailand labels tied by Bangkok (28 Jul) cds & on reverse Chieng Rai (5 Jul) + Bangkok (28 Jul) transit & Klamath (1 Aug) arrival cds .............. Interesting, colourful & rare item from a very small town in Chiang Rai province.
US$650
[12964]  THAILAND-USA....WW2 CENSORED from CHIENG MAI...  1941 (Apr 22)
[12964]  THAILAND-USA....WW2 CENSORED from CHIENG MAI...  1941 (Apr 22)
[12964] THAILAND-USA....WW2 CENSORED from CHIENG MAI... 1941 (Apr 22) Plain envelope to Elmira, New York bearing single 1940 National day 15 stg tied bi-lingual Chieng Mai cds & with red on white Posts & Telgraphs of Thailand /Officially Sealed label tied 8 within circle censor hand stamp in violet .......... some even toning but a scarce item
US$750
[16432]  SWITZERLAND-GB [REGISTERED-OFFICIALLY OPENED & RESEALED]  1925(Aug 8)
[16432]  SWITZERLAND-GB [REGISTERED-OFFICIALLY OPENED & RESEALED]  1925(Aug 8)
[16432] SWITZERLAND-GB [REGISTERED-OFFICIALLY OPENED & RESEALED] 1925(Aug 8) Tri-lingual Postes Suisses printed window envelope with contents registered to London bearing 20c & 1.50f tied poor Geneva d/s & w/black on white R/Geneva 1//No 870 registration label & w/P. 480/G Crown R/Found Open or Damaged & Officially Secured labels tied hooded Registered/London/62 [10 Aug] d/s
US$130
[14796]  GB-PALESTINE [REGISTERED AIRMAIL & OFFICIALLY SEALED]  1942(Aug 20)
[14796]  GB-PALESTINE [REGISTERED AIRMAIL & OFFICIALLY SEALED]  1942(Aug 20)
[14796] GB-PALESTINE [REGISTERED AIRMAIL & OFFICIALLY SEALED] 1942(Aug 20) envelope by registered airmail to Tel-Aviv bearing 2/6 & 3d tied Sheffield d/s & with Sheffield 76 registration label No 2216 plus black on brown G Arms R / Found Open or damaged /and Officially Secured labels to 4 sides tied by multiple Tel-Aviv [9 Oct] arrival d/s
US$130
[10500]  NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE]  1946(Oct 17)
[10500]  NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE]  1946(Oct 17)
[10500] NORWAY-HONG KONG [RECEIVED DAMAGED & RESEALED USING STAMP SELVAGE] 1946(Oct 17) Theoesen & Co. Ltd (Oslo) printed airmail envelope to Hong Kong bearing 1k & pairs 50 ore & 40 ore making 2.80k rate tied Oslo/Br slogen d/s & with stamp selvage used on all sides to reseal envelope & tied with unframed Received Damaged h/s in black
US$800
[12811]  SIERRA LEONE-GB [WW1-CENSORED- STATIONARY]  1917(Aug 2)
[12811]  SIERRA LEONE-GB [WW1-CENSORED- STATIONARY]  1917(Aug 2)
[12811] SIERRA LEONE-GB [WW1-CENSORED- STATIONARY] 1917(Aug 2) Sierra Leone 1d Stationary envelope (few tone spots & stains) to Plymouth cancelled Freetown d/s & with pair G Arms R/Officially Sealed labels tied unframed Passed By Censor h/s in black & with large 8 in blue crayon alongside ............... rare censors use of these labels
US$370
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