Consular mail and South Africa - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| SOUTH AFRICA-HOLLAND [BOER WAR-DUTCH CONSULATE] 1901(Nov 15) Vice Consulate for Nederlanden printed env to Amsterdam bearing Transvaal 2½d Ovpt V.R.I. tied Johannesburg d/s & w/oval Passed Press Censor/Johannesburg h/s in black & w/on rev circular Vice-Consulate der Nederlanden Voor de Witwatersrand Coudvekden, Z.A.R. h/s in violet & Amsterdam [7 Dec] arrival d/s
| SOUTH AFRICA [BOER WAR-TRANSVAAL-GERMAN CONSULATE] 1902(May 15) Plain env used locally within Pretoria with unframed On Consular Service h/s in violet bearing Transvaal ED V11 1d tied Pretoria d/s & w/triangular Passed Press Censor/Pretoria h/s in black & circular Kaiserlich Deutsces Konsulat/in Pretoria h/s in violet & w/on rev Kaiserlich Deutsces Konsulat/Pretoria wafer paper seal across flap
| SOUTH AFRICA [BOER WAR-TRANSVAAL-NATAL-CONSULAR] 1901(Nov 8) Plain env (vertical crease & rumples to right side) to Mauder & Auerswald, Agents German East Afrika Line, Durban with unframed On Consular Service h/s in violet bearing Transvaal 1d Ovptd E.R.I. tied weak Johannesburg d/s & w/oval Passed Press Censor/Johannesburg h/s in black & circular Kaiserlich Deutsces Konsulat/Johannesburg h/s in violet & w/on rev another strike across flap & Durban/Natal [16 Nov] arrival d/s
| SOUTH AFRICA.....WW1 MILITARY HOSPITAL to BELGIAN CONSULATE... 1918 (Feb 23) Plain stampless envelope marked On Active Service to Le Consul General de Belgique, Johannisberg countersigned from Le Commandant of Military Hospital Wynberg 23-2-1918 cancelled Cape Town/Kaapstad (25 Feb) machine date stamp with manuscript 4592 deleted & replaced with 4572 in blue crayon
| SOUTH AFRICA - FRANCE....BOER WAR.. FRENCH CONSULATE in TRANSVAAL... 1901 (Jul 10 ) Plain envelope to Rouen from French Consulate with unframed Le Consul General de France hand stamp bearing Transvaal 2 x 1d + single ½d tied Pretoria/Transvaal cds & with triangular Passed /Press /Censor /Pretoria hand stamp with on back Rouen (3 Aug) arrival cds
| SOUTH AFRICA - USA...BOER WAR TRANSVAAL USA CONSULAR SERVICE TAXED & TAX DELETED... 1900 (Oct 2) Consular Service U.S.A. printed envelope toSurbiton & forwarded to West Kensington bearing Transvaal 2½d overprinted V.R.I. tied Pretoria /Transvaal cds & with oval Consulate of the United States of America to the S.A.R. /Johannesburg hand stamp & with manuscript J.G. Coolidge, U.S. Vice Consul. Six sided T tax hand stamp obscured by Surbiton B.O. /Kingston upon Thames (26 Nov) cds with below 5d I.S. / B hand stamp deleted in blue crayon & with on back thimble Kingston upon Thames (25 Nov) + Paddington /4 (26 Nov) transit cds ........light vertical crease does not detract
| SOUTH AFRICA - USA...BOER WAR TRANSVAAL USA CONSULAR SERVICE... 1900 (Oct 5) Consular Service U.S.A. printed envelope to Chicago bearing Transvaal 2½d overprinted V.R.I. tied Johannesburg cds & with oval Consular Agency of the United States of America to the S.A.R. /Johannesburg hand stamp signed N.O. Gordon, U.S. Consular Agent with on back New York /Paid All (8 Nov) duplex transit date stamp
| SOUTH AFRICA-CHINA… DOUBLE CENSORED with XMAS SEAL & BAGGED to CHINA… 1942(Dec 17) env by air to Capt. Lightbody, British Embassy, Chungking, c/o China Relations Officer, Calcutta fnkd 1/- & 3d tied Durban d/s & w/1d Xmas Seal & Arms/Released within circle h/s in violet alongside losenge Crown/Passed DHA ...........................................Presumably this was forwarded by Chinese relations Officer by bag to Chungking
| SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND..WW1 AMERIICAN CONSULAR SERVICE CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1916 (Sep 16) American Consular Service printed envelope to Red Cross Society, Geneva bearing pair GV 2½d tied Capetown machine timed at 11.00 a.m.& pair ½d tied CapeTown 31 cds timed at 5 p.m. for late fee ?? & with red on white bi-lingual Opened By Censor /99 label with blue circular Passed Censor /C. 14, blue crayon Moynier a' Hospice alongside with unframed dirty blue 195 handstamp below applied in Geneva & on reverse Geneva (16 Oct) arrival cds.
Gustave Moynier 1826-1910 was Swiss from a wealthy family of shoemakers & was involved with many charitable organisations & Co founder of the International Commission for Relief to Wounded that in 1876 became the International Red Cross...Interesting item.