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[19059]  FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 23)
[19059]  FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 23)
[19059] FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED… 1943 (Jan 23) Plain envelope to Mirando la Modena bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Mercury 2 x 50c tied Saint Marcel /Bouche du Rhone cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied blue OKW Geoffnet (d) OKW/Eagle Swastika (Riemer D - 21b) + red boxed 3358 + 6209 + blue 35 within frame & 52 within circle german censors + green unframed 8 that i believe to be an Italian censors & on reverse Mirano la /Modena (8 Feb) arrival cds. .............................................................................................. Scarce duel country censorship... ref: Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19058]  FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 3)
[19058]  FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 3)
[19058] FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED… 1943 (Jan 3) Plain envelope to Mentone via Ventimiglia bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Mercury 2 x 50c tied Varacieux /Isere cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied blue OKW Geoffnet (d) OKW/Eagle Swastika (Riemer D - 21b) + red boxed 3211 + 5406 German censors + violet 143 over 111 within circle + 6 within frame & 9 within circle + red unframed 20 of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per censura label tied violet Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /111 hand stamp & Mentone (20 Jan) arrival cds................................................................................................ This shows the Germans in control of Varacieux & Italians controling Mentone with mail again being censored on reaching the Italian occupied zone... ref: Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$400
[19057]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 7)
[19057]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 7)
[19057] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 7) Plain envelope to Geneva bearing France Petain 3f & 1f tied Avenue du Prado /Marseille cds & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . I . . label (Riemer L-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code L hand stamp (Riemer L-433). . ............................................................................................... The Germans occupied Marseille although some Italian solders were present they were under the control & working directly for the Germans....Ref Postal history of italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19055]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 18)
[19055]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 18)
[19055] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Oct 18) Plain envelope to Geneva bearing France Petain 3 x 1.50f tied Thonon les Bains date stamp & with adhesives struck by unframed Annecy undated hand stamps & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . L . . label (Riemer L-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code L hand stamp (Riemer L-433) ......................................................................................... As soon as the Italians surrendered on 8 Sep 1943 the Germans swiftly moved in to replace Italian forces in S.E. France....Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19045]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 8)
[19045]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 8)
[19045] FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 8) Pictorial Patriotic Cartolina Postale per le Forze Armata printed stampless Military postcard "The ememy must be fought with all weapons etc " with vertical creases to Italy from Italian soldier cancelled Posta Militare N. 143 (9 Aug) cds located at Chambery & with violet unframed Battaglione Alpini Sciatori "Moonte rosa" /120a Compagnia A + circular Ufficio Sprovvisto di Bollo hand stamps + Mantova (14 Aug) transit cds................................................. Marchese records P.M. 143 used by the Italian occupation forces in France 1 Oct 42 to 8 Sep 43 it was not used elsewhere
US$100
[19044]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 31)
[19044]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 31)
[19044] FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 31) Cartolina Postale per le Forze Armata printed stampless Military postcard to Milano from Italian soldier datelined Francia 31/8/43 & cancelled Posta Militare N.95 (3 Sep) cds located at Ollioules & with violet circular Unit cachet of 30 Regt. Artillery ............................................... Marchese records P.M. 48 used by the Italian occupation forces in France Nov 42 to 3 Sep 43 ...This is the latest date recorded
US$80
[19042]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 2)
[19042]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 2)
[19042]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 2)
[19042] FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 2) Biglietto Postale per le Forze Armata printed stampless letter sheet to Milano from Italian soldier, 78th Inf. Regt, 2nd Batt., 8th Coy, P.M. 95 cancelled Posta Militare N. 95 cds located at Ollioules & with violet framed Unit cachet + 8 within circle unframed 154 hand stamps & closing flap is partial Verificato per Censura label tied partial violet circular Commissione Provinciale /81 /R /Censura alongside black Restituita Posta al per L'Inoltro (6 Aug) cds (Return for mail forwarding to) & red crayon underlining date + manuscript Francia below......................... ......................Marchese records P.M. 95 used by the Italian occupation forces at Ollioules in France 16 Dec 42 to 6 Sep 43...The reason for the Returned cds is not clear but on the 25th July the Fascist governnment had been overthrown & Mussolini imprisoned clearly causing some disruption to the mails.
US$200
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Mar 14)
[19041] FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Mar 14) Stampless envelope endorsed "Zona sprovvista di Bolli" (Zone lacking postage stamps) together with letter to Bologna from Italian soldier, 19th Regt, 3rd Traffic Movement Battalion, cancelled Posta Militare N.1 Sez A (17 Mar) cds located at Beaulieu -sur-Mer close to Nice & with violet circular Comando 111 Battagliona Movmento Siradola + (13) within circle hand stamps & on reverse Verificato per Censura label tied violet circular Commissione Provinciale /41 /R /Censura with above 2 line unframed Prevelata per la Censura il /Restituite alle Poste il with 20 Mar 1940 inserted & Bologna (20 Mar) arrival cds ...................................................... Marchese records P.M. 1 Sez A used by the Italian occupation forces in France 11 Nov 42 to 8 Sep 43
US$200
[19039]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of MENTONE…  1943 (May 5)
[19039]  FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of MENTONE…  1943 (May 5)
[19039] FRANCE…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of MENTONE… 1943 (May 5) Stampless Romantic "Ti Amo Tanto" (I love you so much) picture postcard with manuscript "Zona Sprovvista Bollo" (Office lacking Authorising hand stamp) cancelled Mentone /Arrivi e Partenze cds & with black unframed "T" with NO within circle alongside ................................................. When France surrendered the country was divided into Occupied & a Free Zone in the South under a new Vichy army with Italy retaining Mentone & other areas.
US$100
[19033]  FRANCE…VICHY FORCES in SOUTHERN FRANCE…  1943 (Jun 30)
[19033]  FRANCE…VICHY FORCES in SOUTHERN FRANCE…  1943 (Jun 30)
[19033] FRANCE…VICHY FORCES in SOUTHERN FRANCE… 1943 (Jun 30) Plain stampless envelope endorsed F.M. to a Sergeant Major with the Vichy Naval Port Battalion at Marseille cancelled Nice /Pl Grimaldi date stamp without any censorship despite Nice being under Italian occupation & Marseille under German control at this time...................................... Italy occupied parts of South Eastern France from 11 November 1942 until September 1943 & Germany was in total control from 8 November 1942 until wars end..............
US$150
[18980]  FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506…  1941 (Sep 5)
[18980]  FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506…  1941 (Sep 5)
[18980] FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506… 1941 (Sep 5) Printed airmail envelope to Thomas Cook Travelling Office P.O. Box 506 Lisbon bearing Hotel -Dieu de Beaune 1443 5f + Iris 1.50f tied St. Jean Cap Ferrat /Alpes Maritimes cds & with PC90 Opened By/Examiner 430 imprinted 51-400 A.L. label & on reverse Lisbon (28 Sep) transit date stamp
US$170
[18617]  IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE…  1940 (May 14)
[18617]  IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE…  1940 (May 14)
[18617] IRELAND - FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE… 1940 (May 14) United States Lines printed envelope to Paris in Occupied France with return address of New York City bearing Eire 3d tied Gaillimh cds with black on Pink bi-lingual SP 1 Opened By Censor overlaid by PC90 Opened By /Examiner 4394 & with additional PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1224 labels & red unframed "Zone Occupee" with Arrows each side +blue unframed "Retouur A L'Envoyeur /Relations Postales /Interrompues" + black "Retour /A L'Envoyeur /726" hand stamps ........ Posted the day, 14 May, that the Germans entered Paris but somehow found it's way into the Unoccupied (Vichy) Zone where the red Zone Occupee was applied & returned from 726 in France with Censorship taking place in Ireland then GB on the outward leg & again upon return to GB perhaps because of the return address being New York city & arousing suspicion
US$350
[18133]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND...WW2 VICHY CENSORED …  1940)
[18133]  LEBANON - SWITZERLAND...WW2 VICHY CENSORED …  1940)
[18133] LEBANON - SWITZERLAND...WW2 VICHY CENSORED … 1940) Plain envelope untidily opened at top to Aarau from M. Meyer, Ghazir bearing 4.50p + 7.50p + 0.50p making 12.50p rate tied unclear datestamp & with black on pink Controle Postal Militaire tied red oval Ouvert /L.O. /Par L'Autorite Militaire + violet circular intaglio P /02 Vichy handstamps & on reverse Stamboul (10 Sep) transit datestamp
US$50
[18105]  FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE…  1941 (Apr 4)
[18105]  FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE…  1941 (Apr 4)
[18105] FRANCE - TURKEY ...WW2 FORWARDED to POLISH CONSULATE PALESTINE… 1941 (Apr 4) Plain envelope registered to Mersin & forwarded to Polish Consulate, Jerusalem bearing single Carcassonne 5f tied Aix les Bains/Savoie cds with blank Registration label No 453 with Aix-Les-Bains handstamp inserted. Geoffnet / Obercommando Der Wehrmacht /. . g . . label tied red Eagle Swastika (Riemer G- 23b) handstamp with on opposite side PC 22 Opened By /Censor /69/13322 label tied blue hexagonal Palestine /Passed By /Censor /J. 15 plus red circular P /C 00 M /B Vichy handstamp & with on reverse Stamboul /12 (6 May) + Mersin /8 (6 May) + Beyrouth (20 May) transit cds + oval Registered /Jerusalem (27 May) arrival datestamp ...... Nice item censored in 3 different countries & 53 days in transit
US$150
[18098]  GB - SYRIA...WW2 PERMIT CENSOR to VICHY SYRIA…  1940 (Jul 10)
[18098]  GB - SYRIA...WW2 PERMIT CENSOR to VICHY SYRIA…  1940 (Jul 10)
[18098] GB - SYRIA...WW2 PERMIT CENSOR to VICHY SYRIA… 1940 (Jul 10) Burroughs Wellcome & Co., Snow Hill Building, London E.C.1 printed envelope to Aleppo bearing 1940 Centenary 1d tied Liverpool Z /Foreign cds & with blue unframed Censor Permit / B ˟ 1956 handstamp & violet circular P /C 00 M /B Vichy handstamp & on reverse Aleppo (13 Oct) arrival cds ...... Very unusual destination at this time & the Censor Permit handstamp is not listed in the CCSG WW2 UK 2011 Vol 1 book
US$150
[17669]  FRANCE - FRENCH EQUITORIAL AFRICA ...1942 VICHY & ALLIED CENSORSHIP....  1942 (Sep 16)
[17669]  FRANCE - FRENCH EQUITORIAL AFRICA ...1942 VICHY & ALLIED CENSORSHIP....  1942 (Sep 16)
[17669] FRANCE - FRENCH EQUITORIAL AFRICA ...1942 VICHY & ALLIED CENSORSHIP.... 1942 (Sep 16) Plain envelope together with letter to Administrechen des Colonier a Aboudeia , Dakar & forwarded to Fort Lamy bearing Petain 1.50f tied Bourjoin /Isere cds with Controle Postale label tied oval Ouvert /Par les /Autorite des Controle h/s in black with alongside circular Controle Postale /Afrique /Equatoriale /Francaise /Commission E h/s + similar for Commission G h/s both in black & A/2 in small circle h/s with PC90 Opened By Examiner label tied losenge Crown /Passed / PP 25 h/s applied in Nigeria with on back St. Therse of Lisieux label tied A.E.F. Tchad )17 Mar 43) ............Creases & other faults to an interesting item originating in Vichy France & in transit 182 days with censorship by Free French in AEF & British in Nigeria
US$170
[17339]  TURKEY-VICHY FRANCE...1942 WW2 BELLIGERENT INTERNEE CENSORED in BERLIN   1942(Nov 12)
[17339]  TURKEY-VICHY FRANCE...1942 WW2 BELLIGERENT INTERNEE CENSORED in BERLIN   1942(Nov 12)
[17339] TURKEY-VICHY FRANCE...1942 WW2 BELLIGERENT INTERNEE CENSORED in BERLIN 1942(Nov 12)Plain stampless envelope endorsed F.M. to Hotel du Helder, Vichy cancelled Beyoghu/Istanbul cds with double rimmed T.C. /Star & Crescent /1926 h/s in black plus boxed Services /des Belligerant Internes h/s in red + circular Marine Francaises /Anchor /Service-A-la Mer h/s in mauve & on back Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht /. . b . . label tied Eagle Swastika h/s in red...........Interesting item from Belligerent Internee in Turkey to Vichy intercepted by the Germans & censored in Berlin
US$350
[15355]  GIBRALTAR-FRANCE…WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED GIBRALTAR & FRANCE..   1941(Jan 8)
[15355]  GIBRALTAR-FRANCE…WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED GIBRALTAR & FRANCE..   1941(Jan 8)
[15355] GIBRALTAR-FRANCE…WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED GIBRALTAR & FRANCE.. 1941(Jan 8) Plain env to Toulouse fnkd 1d (3) tied Gibraltar d/s & w/black on white Controle label tied pointed oval Ouvert/QA2/Par les Autorites de Controle h/s in violet & S.2 within circle h/s in violet & on rev red on white Examined By/Gibraltar/Postal Censor 1 label tied Gibraltar d/s & Toulouse [3 Apr] arrival d/s.....................scarce item to Vichy France with a transit time of 84 days
US$250
[19056]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 16)
[19056]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 16)
[19056] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Oct 16) Plain envelope to Zurich bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Petain 1f tied Bozel /Savoieds c & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . L . . label (Riemer L-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code L hand stamp (Riemer L-433) .................As soon as the Italians surrendered on 8 Sep 1943 the Germans swiftly moved in to replace Italian forces in S.E. France....Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19050]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Apr 13)
[19050]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Apr 13)
[19050] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Apr 13) Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Roure-Bertrand Fils & Justin Dupont, Grasse printed envelope with vertical crease to Frauenfeld bearing France Petain single 4f tied Grasse /Alps Maritmes date stamp & with violet 216 over 111 within circle + 11 within circle + framed 13 over 3 hand stamps of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per Censura label tied violet circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111 & black unframed 9220 hand stamp.........................Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$80
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