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[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932]  GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE…   1916 (Nov 20)
[19932] GREAT BRITAIN- …WW1 OHMS with WAR OFFICE & CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR ENCLOSURE… 1916 (Nov 20) Battered OHMS longer envelope to No T.R./9/24242 L/Cpl J.R. Rothwell, 45th Training Reserve Battalion, Southern Command School of Instruction, Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth Wilts bearing pair GV ½d tied Swanage Camp B.O./Poole (23 Nov) cds & with manuscript enclosure to O/C 45th Training Reserve Battn. I am directed to inform you that the enclosed letter (not present) has been received from L/Cpl. Rothwell No 24242 & to request he be informed that no photographs may be sent to neutral countries by private persons. For your information I am also to enclose a copy of the regulations (Present) & headed Strand Ho. Portugal Street, London W.C from Chief Postal Censor together with Army Form C. 348 Memorandum (1180) Wt. W 429/M 438. 7,500m 5/16. P.P. Ltd. toD. 4 Camp Swanage (Nov 28) from O/C "H" Coy, 45th Training Res. Batt., to 24242 L/Cpl Rothwell A reply has been received by the C.O. with reference to yur letter of 15th Instant to the war Office. Attached herewith a copy of the letter, also a copy of the regulations which were enclosed, 2nd Lieut Commanding "H" Coy. .....................................A very unusual item
US$150
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806]  SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT …  Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small)
[19806] SOUTH AFRICA - USA…WW2 CENSORS ENCLOSURE & with PAQUEBOT … Plain undated envelope circa 1942 to Palo Alto, CA bearing Womens Auxiliary Service 3d tied black circular Paquebot cds & with Union of South Africa Censorship /It is Contrary to Security Regulations to transmit the items listed. They have, therefore, been Held by the Censor enclosure & on reverse bi-lingual U.C.8 (Small) Opened By /Censor label tied violet Arms /A hand stamp (CCSG 8A code A) ............................................................................................... The CCSG as at 2000 do not record this Censors enclosure...
US$130
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721] PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE … 1940 (May 15) Plain envelope with small amount of removable foxing to Milan, Italy bearing Dome of the Rock 15m tied Tel Aviv date stamp & with red on white PC 22 Opened By /Censor / 70-8333 label tied violet boxed Palestine /Opened and /Passed By /Censor /No ... & with green on white PC 23 Returned to Sender /by the Censor /for Reason Explained in /Memorandum Enclosed /in this Cover /31536 - 5000 - 12.3.40 - G.C.P. plus Censor enclosure Form PCT/33, Tel Aviv/Jaffa Postal Censorship stating letter is returned since there is reason to believe it is destined for enemy territory ................................................................. Italy did not enter the war until 10 Jun 40 so this is a rare example of trying to use a neutral country & intermediary to communicate with an enemy or enemy occupied country outside of the proper channels & can therefore be classified as Undercover mail i.e. mail that does not show the true destination..
US$750
[19726]  GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY …  1917 (Oct 15)
[19726]  GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY …  1917 (Oct 15)
[19726] GB - NETHERLANDS...WW1 RETURNED BY THE CENSOR & P.O. OFFICIAL INQUIRY … 1917 (Oct 15) Plain envelope to Holland from Paul Donnet, Bromley, Kent bearing GV pair 1d & single ½d & with Opened By /Censor /4850 label (CCSG Type 5) + black on blue Arms /Retuned to the Sender /By the Censor label imprinted (1384.) Wt. W6840/65. 1,000m. 9/16. P.P. Ltd. Est. 400 (CCSG 32 A) with blue crayon 225 tied black framed Undelivered for Reason Stated / Return to Sender & with black on brown M. - No 3/Please Return the Cover of this Letter for the Purpose of an Official Inquiry. Postmaster of Bromley Kent 24 Oct 1917 with imprint [8802] 28233/137 35m 11/14 G & S 8071 336 label & on reverse Bromley /Kent (29 Oct) arrival cds ................. ......................A very interesting item of Returned Mail subjected to an Official inquiry
US$250
[19216]  BELGIUM - GERMANY…WW2 RETURNED TO SENDER with ENCLOSURE…  1942 (Feb 28)
[19216]  BELGIUM - GERMANY…WW2 RETURNED TO SENDER with ENCLOSURE…  1942 (Feb 28)
[19216]  BELGIUM - GERMANY…WW2 RETURNED TO SENDER with ENCLOSURE…  1942 (Feb 28)
[19216] BELGIUM - GERMANY…WW2 RETURNED TO SENDER with ENCLOSURE… 1942 (Feb 28) Plain envelope to Emiel Van Hissenhoven, Gmeinschafts Lager, Lekster bearing King Leopold 1.75f tied Wilrijk cds with Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht /. . C . . label (Riemer C - 55) tied red cirular Eagle Swastika /C /21 (Riemer C - 5d) & with violet framed Retour /Contenu non Admis (Riemer C - 82) together with buff Censors Enclosure (Riemer Not Listed) stating photographs were not permitted................................................................... Very scarce item Returned with Censors enclosure
US$270
[18211]  GB…WW2 CIVIL INTERNEE at WHARF MILLSR with ENCLOSURE..  1940 (Jul 5)
[18211]  GB…WW2 CIVIL INTERNEE at WHARF MILLSR with ENCLOSURE..  1940 (Jul 5)
[18211]  GB…WW2 CIVIL INTERNEE at WHARF MILLSR with ENCLOSURE..  1940 (Jul 5)
[18211]  GB…WW2 CIVIL INTERNEE at WHARF MILLSR with ENCLOSURE..  1940 (Jul 5)
[18211] GB…WW2 CIVIL INTERNEE at WHARF MILLSR with ENCLOSURE.. 1940 (Jul 5) POW letter sheet to Sutton, Surrey & forwarded to Chiswick W. 4. from Wilhelm Kraus, Wharf Mills Aliens Camp cancelled red Official Paid cds with Sutton /Surrey (8 Jul) date stamp alongside with interesting letter part of which has been blacked out by the Censor & with typed Kempton Park Internment Camp, Sunbury of Thames enclosure modified in manuscript for Wharf Mills Aliens being "Instructions For Consignment to Internees" that lists what you can & cannot send to an Internee ....................First Enclosure of this type that I have seen...
US$300
[18160]  FRANCE..WW2 GERMAN OCCUPATION of ALSACE…  1940 (Dec 14)
[18160]  FRANCE..WW2 GERMAN OCCUPATION of ALSACE…  1940 (Dec 14)
[18160]  FRANCE..WW2 GERMAN OCCUPATION of ALSACE…  1940 (Dec 14)
[18160] FRANCE..WW2 GERMAN OCCUPATION of ALSACE… 1940 (Dec 14) Plain envelope to Philadelphia bearing Germany Hindenburg 25pf overprinted Elsass tied Strassburg cds & with red C in circle hand stamp with on back Gepruft /Obercommando der Wehrmacht label tied red circular Eagle Swastika hand stamp plus Philadelphia (24 Feb) slogan arrival date stamp & with Post Office enclosure 2M. 12.40. M & Co. /Im interesse der Sache ist es dringend /erwunscht, dab name and address des / briefempfangers und absenders nicht /nur auf den Umschlag, sondern auch auf /eine jede Briefeinlage gesetzt werden./Die Auslandsbriefprufstelle roughly translating to "If the matter is urgent put senders name & Address on the envelope & each piece of letter paper"
US$130
[16251]  NORTHERN IRELAND..WW2 RETURNED BY CENSOR WITH ENCLOSURE  1943(May 18)
[16251]  NORTHERN IRELAND..WW2 RETURNED BY CENSOR WITH ENCLOSURE  1943(May 18)
[16251]  NORTHERN IRELAND..WW2 RETURNED BY CENSOR WITH ENCLOSURE  1943(May 18)
[16251] NORTHERN IRELAND..WW2 RETURNED BY CENSOR WITH ENCLOSURE 1943(May 18) Plain twice re-used env to Co. Antrim bearing 2½d tied Belfast d/s & w/PC90 Opened By/Examiner 122 label & w/green on white PC23 Returned to Sender/By The Censor/For Reason Explained in/Memorandum Enclosed/in this cover & w/typed PC 110 (2nd Revision) enclosure concerning use of used envelopes or adapted for re-use by means of economy label etc..This is worded as CCSG 2RA & 2RB but with a different layout..
US$450
[16250]  GB-IRELAND….RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1940(Oct 18)
[16250]  GB-IRELAND….RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1940(Oct 18)
[16250]  GB-IRELAND….RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1940(Oct 18)
[16250] GB-IRELAND….RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE.. 1940(Oct 18) Plain re-used env w/Archibold Turner & Co Ltd printed gummed label to Dublin bearing 2½d tied Leicester d/s & w/PC90 Opened By/Examiner 23029 label & w/green on white PC23 Returned to Sender/By The Censor/For Reason Explained in/Memorandum Enclosed/in this cover & w/typed PC 102 enclosure concerning use of gummed labels [CCSGB1a]
US$250
[16247]  GB-SWEDEN...RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1944(Nov 16)
[16247]  GB-SWEDEN...RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1944(Nov 16)
[16247]  GB-SWEDEN...RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE..  1944(Nov 16)
[16247] GB-SWEDEN...RETURNED BY CENSOR with ENCLOSURE.. 1944(Nov 16) Plain env by airmail to Sweden bearing 1d + 2d + 5d tied Sheffield d/s & w/PC90 Opened By/Examiner 2295 [Imprint 51-1166 H & S]label & w/green on white PC23 Returned to Sender /By The Censor /For Reason Explained in /Memorandum Enclosed /in this cover & w/typed PC 177 enclosure stating "Christmas Card is Returned to you etc" [CCSG A2a]
US$250
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159] JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE... 1948 (Sep 23) Plain 7¾ x 3¼” envelope adressed in Japanese bearing 2nd Showa Flying Geese 4y tied vernacular Japanese cds with transparent Opened By /Mil. Cen.-Civil Mails tape tied black Shield C.C.D. J - 3824 hand stamp & with bi-lingual Civil Censorship Detachment /This letter was found Open-Damaged /When received by censor /Civil Censor enclosure label with "Open" deleted in pencil ..................A scarce censors enclosure for mail received damaged at the censor office
US$600
[17284]  URUGUAY - GB..1940 WW2 CENSOREDwith CENSORS ENCLOSURE….  1940 (Nov 13)
[17284]  URUGUAY - GB..1940 WW2 CENSOREDwith CENSORS ENCLOSURE….  1940 (Nov 13)
[17284]  URUGUAY - GB..1940 WW2 CENSOREDwith CENSORS ENCLOSURE….  1940 (Nov 13)
[17284] URUGUAY - GB..1940 WW2 CENSOREDwith CENSORS ENCLOSURE…. 1940 (Nov 13) Envelope to Westminster Bank, Rochester, Kent bearing 10c & 12c tied D / 51 within triangle hand stamp & with on back Montevideo-E-Rou (13 Nov) slogan transit & with PC90 / Opened By /Examiner 5046 label + black on pink P.C. 12 Postal Censorship enclosure stating "This Envelope was Empty" when the letter was opened.
US$200
[16991]  GERMANY - USA…….1947 BRITISH ZONE RETURNED MAIL with CENSOR ENCLOSURE..  1947 (Feb 6)
[16991]  GERMANY - USA…….1947 BRITISH ZONE RETURNED MAIL with CENSOR ENCLOSURE..  1947 (Feb 6)
[16991]  GERMANY - USA…….1947 BRITISH ZONE RETURNED MAIL with CENSOR ENCLOSURE..  1947 (Feb 6)
[16991] GERMANY - USA…….1947 BRITISH ZONE RETURNED MAIL with CENSOR ENCLOSURE.. 1947 (Feb 6) Plain envelope to USA bearing numeral 50pf tied Osnabruck cds with continuous Crown /Opened By /Examiner /9500 PC 90 label tied violet circular British Censorship /Crown /0636 /Germany hand stamp with address panel covered by brown tape & tied unframed violet Zuruck an Absender & with scarce PC 28 An Absender Zuruck /Bitten um Zusendung von Paketen gegen Bezahlung /sind unzulassig (Imprint PDU. CCG. 1129 80M 10.46) censors enclosure................ Scarce censor enclosure
US$250
[15487]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 OHMS RETURNED LETTER ENVELOPE with ENCLOSURE..  1941 (Apr 17)
[15487]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 OHMS RETURNED LETTER ENVELOPE with ENCLOSURE..  1941 (Apr 17)
[15487]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 OHMS RETURNED LETTER ENVELOPE with ENCLOSURE..  1941 (Apr 17)
[15487] NEW ZEALAND…WW2 OHMS RETURNED LETTER ENVELOPE with ENCLOSURE.. 1941 (Apr 17) Stampless OHMS Post Office Returned Letter (Imprint U 405 )150-4308) to Tai Tapu with printed censorship enclosure "The accompanying postage stamps are returned at the direction of the Censorship authorities for the reason that it is not permissible to forward used or unused postage stamps to foreign countries. The letter has been released for transmission with a suitable note explaining the the stamps were abstracted and returned to sender" cancelled circular Official Paid date stamp overlaying circular Passed By Censor /6 hand stamps both in mauve & with oval mauve Chief Post Office /17 Apr 1941/Christchurch hand stamp & on reverse Tai Tapu (18 Apr) arrival cds ......Scarce WW2 Censorship item
US$200
[15243]  NETHERLANDS-GERMANY…ALLIED CENSORS ENCLOSURE & RETURNED…  1946 (Jul 23)
[15243]  NETHERLANDS-GERMANY…ALLIED CENSORS ENCLOSURE & RETURNED…  1946 (Jul 23)
[15243] NETHERLANDS-GERMANY…ALLIED CENSORS ENCLOSURE & RETURNED… 1946 (Jul 23) Nevima, Nederlandsche Vilt-Maatschappij N.V., Amersfoort printed window long envelope bearing 5c & 7½c tied Amersfoort date stamp & with Opened By/Allied Censorship(Netherlands) label tied blue circular A.C.N. /3011 hand stamp & with typed Censors Enclosure Forbiding further transit of item & blue unframed Terug Afzender /Neit taegelaten hand stamp....
US$170
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