Interrupted Mail and South Africa - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| SOUTH AFRICA - GERMANY..WW1 UNDELIVERABLE WAR… 1914 (Jul 16) Sidersky & Stevens, Jewellers, Johannesburg printed envelope with 45mm repaired vertical tear to Leipzig bearing 2d & ˝d tied Johannesburg roller cancel & with blue unframed bi-lingual Undeliverable War + violet Undelivered For reason Stated / Return to Sender at /Address Shown on Cover /From R.L.O., Cape Town & on reverse blue Returned L .O. /Cape Town (30 Sep) cds & violet oval Censor /5 Oct 1914 /Johannesburg .... ......Attractive item
| SOUTH AFRICA - FRANCE…WW1 DETAINED BY CENSOR.. 1918 (Feb 13) Postcard entitled "Mail Boat leaving Durban" to Petit-Quevilly bearing on picture side South Africa ˝d tied Verulam/Natal (15 Feb) cds & on message side violet unframed Detained plus circular Passed Censor /16/99 hand stamp black boxed To Pay deleted in blue crayon & Petit-Quevilly (23 Jan 1919) arrival cds.......... Interesting item detained by the Cape Town censors & released almost one year later
| BOER WAR....TRANSVAAL - COGH... DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR 1900 (Jan 31) Plain envelope to Cape Town endorsed Via Delagoa Bay bearing Transvaal 4 x 1d tied Potchefstroom cds & double censored with black on pink Boer label [Type 3] tied unclear ?? /Z.A.R. (2 Feb) cds + black on pink Arms R /Opened Under Martial Law label [Type 2A] with Durban /Natal (7 Feb) cds beneath label + boxed Stopped By The Censor /Return to Sender hand stamp with Returned Letter Office/Natal (19 Feb) cds ..........................Interesting & scarce
| BOER WAR...TRANSVAAL DOUBLE CENSORED & STOPPED BY THE CENSOR... 1899 (Oct 16) Plain envelope together with letter to Stellenbosch from father to son bearing Transvaal 1d tied Johannesburg cds & with black on white Boer label [Type 2] & VR Arms/Opened Under Martial Law label + boxed Stopped By The Censor /Return to Sender hand stamp & Returned Letter Office /Natal cds
| SOUTH AFRICA-HONG KONG..WW2 SERVICE SUSPENDED & SENT LONDON with 6 MONTH DELAY.. 1941(Nov 17) The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd imprinted env to Bank of Canton Ltd, Hong Kong bearing 1˝d tied Johannesburg machine d/s & with 2 line bi-lingual Mail Service Suspended h/s in violet & w/on reverse another bi-lingual Mail Service Suspended h/s together w/oval Standard Bank of S.A. Ltd/17 Nov 1941/???wtown. Transvaal h/s in violet & strangely boxed LLoyds Bank Ltd, 80 Gracechurch St, E.C. 8/-7 May 1942/Inward Mail h/s in violet