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[20437]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 12)
[20437]  G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP..  1918 (Dec 12)
[20437] G B - SWITZERLAND… WW1 REGISTERED & with WAX SEAL CENSORSHIP.. 1918 (Dec 12) Commercial company printed envelope registered to Hotel Eden, Montreux bearing GB GV ½d & 4d tied Wool Exchange / E.C. cds & with R/London E.C. 25 /No 403 Registration label & with Opened By /Censor / 4841 label & refered to higher examiner with indelibe ink 4141 applied tied partial 2 x dark red oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seals & with on reverse a 100% oval War Office /Postal Censor (CCSG WS 1) wax seal plus Wool Exchange /E.C. (12 Dec) despatch & Montreux (18 Dec) arrival cds ................................................................................................ As at 2000 the CCSG record 18 WS 1 wax seals although more have certainly survived
US$100
[20428]  URUGUAY - FRANCE…REGISTERED CENSORED CONSULAR AIRMAIL RETURNED..  1942 (Nov 10)
[20428]  URUGUAY - FRANCE…REGISTERED CENSORED CONSULAR AIRMAIL RETURNED..  1942 (Nov 10)
[20428] URUGUAY - FRANCE…REGISTERED CENSORED CONSULAR AIRMAIL RETURNED.. 1942 (Nov 10) plain envelope with vetical crease to Jorge Fein Lerena, Vice-Consul de Urugauy, Hotel Hermitage, Nice from Montivideo bearing 20c with one other adhesive fallen off tied Exterior /Correo Uruguay cds & with R /No 93661 /Montevideo registration label partly overlaid by Examined By /6571 label & with framed violet Rezago /Order /Folio /ano 194 with blue crayon 19 & separate 3 inserted & unframed Return to Sender /Service Suspended handstamp with on reverse despatch (10 Nov) + Miami (10 Nov) + New York /Foreign (16 Nov) + New York /Foreign (20 Nov) transit datestamps. ................................................................................................ At this time Nice was under the administration of the Vichy Government & despite lost adhesive an attractive & unusual item of registered, censored airmail of Consular mail that was returned to Sender due to Suspended Service..
US$70
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349] THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG… 1973 (Apr 2) Asia Hotel, Bangkok printed airmail envelope with vertical crease & edge wear to Officers Mess, RAAF Base, Richmond NSW from Wing Commander C. Belford, PX 48 HQ SEATO, ANZUK FPO 5 c/o GPO Sydney bearing GB machin 3p tied Field Post Office 1005 cds located Bangkok & with unframed 6 Apr 1973 arrival & on reverse FPO 146 (3 Apr) alongside Kowloon Hong Kong (4 Apr) transit cds. ................................................................................................ ANZUK a tripartite force of Australia, New Zealand & British forces plus some civilians the purpose being to protect & defend the Asian Pacific region, formed 1 Nov 1971 & operational until 16 Dec 1974. At the same time South East Asian Treaty Organisation (SEATO) operational 1954-1977 an Alliance of 8 nations that included all ANZUK members existed their purpose being to suppress communalism with both ANZUK & SEATO duties overlapping & they did in fact work quite closely together
US$130
[19839]  SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR CENSORED . …  1901 Criterion Hotel, Alwal North printed envelope to Johannesburg bearing C.O.G.H 1d tied unclear Alwal North squared circle & with violet triangular Passed /Press /Censor with red crayon initials & on reverse flap sealed with red Shield Censor /Alwal /North handstamp & Johannesburg (4 Mar)
[19839]  SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR CENSORED . …  1901 Criterion Hotel, Alwal North printed envelope to Johannesburg bearing C.O.G.H 1d tied unclear Alwal North squared circle & with violet triangular Passed /Press /Censor with red crayon initials & on reverse flap sealed with red Shield Censor /Alwal /North handstamp & Johannesburg (4 Mar)
[19839] SOUTH AFRICA …BOER WAR CENSORED . … 1901 Criterion Hotel, Alwal North printed envelope to Johannesburg bearing C.O.G.H 1d tied unclear Alwal North squared circle & with violet triangular Passed /Press /Censor with red crayon initials & on reverse flap sealed with red Shield Censor /Alwal /North handstamp & Johannesburg (4 Mar) arrival cds . ............................................................................................... A less common Alwal censor
US$30
[19335]  CHINA - HONG KONG…BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL to HQ CHINA COMMAND, H.K....   1936 (Mar 6)
[19335]  CHINA - HONG KONG…BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL to HQ CHINA COMMAND, H.K....   1936 (Mar 6)
[19335] CHINA - HONG KONG…BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL to HQ CHINA COMMAND, H.K.... 1936 (Mar 6) Astor House Hotel, Tientsin printed envelope to Embarkation Staff Officer, Hdqs. British Army China Command , Hong Kong from Major A. Elmore RAMC, c/o B.M.H. Tientsin bearing Martyrs 1c & Sun Yat-sen 4c tied Tienstin dotted circle ......................................... In 1927 the Shanghai Defence Force was formed to protect British interests on mainland China and remained operational until the outbreak of WW2 this being a nice item of mail between British Military Hospital & China Command on H.K.
US$130
[19323]  CYPRUS - TRANS JORDAN…TRANS-JORDAN FIELD FORCE…  1932 (Jun 17)
[19323]  CYPRUS - TRANS JORDAN…TRANS-JORDAN FIELD FORCE…  1932 (Jun 17)
[19323] CYPRUS - TRANS JORDAN…TRANS-JORDAN FIELD FORCE… 1932 (Jun 17) Catsellis (Sea View) Hotel, Kyrenia printed envelope to Major C.E. Howard, 2nd in Command, T.J.F.F., Zerka & forwarded in crayon to Maan bearing GV Pair ¾ pi tied Kyrenia /Cyprus cds & with on reverse Port Said (21 Jun) + Jerusalem (22 Jun) + Amman (22 Jun) + El Zerka (23 Jun) transit cds ................Attractive item to smaller Military unit
US$150
[18825]  SPAIN …1937 CIVIL WAR LAS PALMAS LOCAL MAIL …  1937 (Aug 3)
[18825]  SPAIN …1937 CIVIL WAR LAS PALMAS LOCAL MAIL …  1937 (Aug 3)
[18825] SPAIN …1937 CIVIL WAR LAS PALMAS LOCAL MAIL … 1937 (Aug 3) Atlantic Hotel, Las Palmas printed envelope used locally to Bank of british West Africa bearing Conception Arenal 15c & Las Palmas Arms 5c tied Las Palmas dived circle & with Plain brown re-sealing label tied violet unframed Censura Militar /Las Palmas hand stamp....
US$80
[18668]  SPAIN…WW2 EX INTERNATIIONAL VOLUNTEER in SPANISH CIVIL WAR…  1942 (Mar 13)
[18668]  SPAIN…WW2 EX INTERNATIIONAL VOLUNTEER in SPANISH CIVIL WAR…  1942 (Mar 13)
[18668] SPAIN…WW2 EX INTERNATIIONAL VOLUNTEER in SPANISH CIVIL WAR… 1942 (Mar 13) Pre printed postcard to Senora Carla A. Schulz, Hotel Aquilar, Madrid from C.O. Schulz interned in Miranda de Ebro Camp bearing 20c tied Miranda de Ebro /Burgos cds & with violet framed Censura Militar /Miranda de Ebro hand stamps ............................................ C.O. Schulz an American citizen was interned in Miranda de Ebro at the end of the Spanish Civil War for his part as a volunteer fighting for the Republican side against the Nationalists & he is writing to his wife who was under house arrest in a Madrid hotel.....Part of a known correspondence
US$230
[18191]  NED. EAST INDIES - AUSTRALIA…CENSORED AFTER PEARL HARBOUR…  1941 (Dec 26)
[18191]  NED. EAST INDIES - AUSTRALIA…CENSORED AFTER PEARL HARBOUR…  1941 (Dec 26)
[18191] NED. EAST INDIES - AUSTRALIA…CENSORED AFTER PEARL HARBOUR… 1941 (Dec 26) Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels printed envelope by airmail to Sydney bearing Queen Wilhelmina 10c & 20c plus numeral 5c tied Batavia Centrum cds & with black on brown Door Censuur Geopend label tied red circular Censuur /6 (27 Dec) cds & on back Sydney slogan (2 Jan 1942) arrival date stamp .....Posted before & delivered after Pearl Harbour
US$80
[18065]  MADAGASCAR - SOUTH AFRICA...WW2 BRITISH CENSORSHIP to FREE FRENCH FORCES...   1942 (Nov 26)
[18065]  MADAGASCAR - SOUTH AFRICA...WW2 BRITISH CENSORSHIP to FREE FRENCH FORCES...   1942 (Nov 26)
[18065] MADAGASCAR - SOUTH AFRICA...WW2 BRITISH CENSORSHIP to FREE FRENCH FORCES... 1942 (Nov 26) Plain envelope a little travel worn to edges to Lieut. Raisseau Hiribarren, Bethlehem O.F.S. Africa & forwarded c/o Free Fighting French, Durban & futher annotated Mayfair Hotel bearing Jean Laborde 1f75 & 2f25 tied Tananarive RP/Madagascar cds with EA APO 59 (27 Nov) cds of British Military forces located at Tananarive & with Opened By /Briitish Censorship label tied violet oval British Military Administration /Passed By Censor /1 / Madagascar & with Bethlehem (14 Jan 43) transit cds & with on back manuscript "Please do not return this, hold it until it can be delivered " in same green ink as original address ..............Interesting item
US$170
[17770]  BELGIUM -DENMARK...1915 NURSES MAIL from AMBULANCE L
[17770]  BELGIUM -DENMARK...1915 NURSES MAIL from AMBULANCE L
[17770] BELGIUM -DENMARK...1915 NURSES MAIL from AMBULANCE L' OCEAN FIELD HOSPITAL.... 1915 (Apr 9) Plain envelope tp Copenhagen endorsed Service Militaire from Red Cross nurse, Ambulance L'Ocean, La Penne bearing 20c + Pair 2c + single 1c all with tabs tied faint Army Post Office /S. 10 cds.....Ambulance L'Ocean was a Field Hospital opened on 18 December 1914 at the requistioned Grand Hotel de L'Ocean at La Penne over looking the sea & mostly funded by the Belgian Red Cross.............item has been roughly opened along bottom but is only noticable from the back of the cover..
US$250
[17690]  SUDAN - CYPRUS...1911 TO TROODOS ...  1911 (Jul 9)
[17690]  SUDAN - CYPRUS...1911 TO TROODOS ...  1911 (Jul 9)
[17690] SUDAN - CYPRUS...1911 TO TROODOS ... 1911 (Jul 9) Black & white picture postcard entitled " The Gondokoro Boat on her way up the Nile" to Mount Olympus Hotel, Troodos bearing Camel Rider 5m tied Khartoum cds with alongside 22mm single ring Troodos /Cyprus (19 Jul) arrival cds .........very scarce destination from Sudan & nice card
US$150
[16677]  NED. EAST INDIES-USA.. WW2 AIRMAIL PER CLIPPER & DOUBLE CENSORED in NEI & AUSTRALIA..  1941(Mar 12)
[16677]  NED. EAST INDIES-USA.. WW2 AIRMAIL PER CLIPPER & DOUBLE CENSORED in NEI & AUSTRALIA..  1941(Mar 12)
[16677] NED. EAST INDIES-USA.. WW2 AIRMAIL PER CLIPPER & DOUBLE CENSORED in NEI & AUSTRALIA.. 1941(Mar 12) Rand Hotel Ribberink, Cheribon printed airmail env to Columbus OH endorsed "Per Clipper" bearing Queen Wilhelmina 1gld + 40c & Definitive 5c tied Cheribon d/s & w/black on brown bi-lingual Door Censuur Geopend label tied circular Censuur/6 [31 Mar] d/s & w/on opposite side red on white Opened By Censor/2 dot label
US$170
[10776]  MOROCCO-ALGERIA-USA [WW2-FRENCH MILITARY MISSION]  1944(Dec 1)
[10776]  MOROCCO-ALGERIA-USA [WW2-FRENCH MILITARY MISSION]  1944(Dec 1)
[10776] MOROCCO-ALGERIA-USA [WW2-FRENCH MILITARY MISSION] 1944(Dec 1) Plain envelope by Express to Raymund Etlin, c/o Comite de la Defense Nationale, Service des Missions, Alger & forwarded to Hotel Alrae, New York City bearing black on red Express label + Maroc 2f & 5f tied Casablanca Postes/Maroc d/s & additionally tied unframed French Military Mission h/s in black, plain label forwarding to Hotel Alrea is tied by Washington 3c Meter [5 Dec] cancellation & with on reverse Alger-Palais D'Ete/Alger [3 Aug] d/s & Washington DC Mail early for Christmas slogan[5 Dec] d/s.................Interesting item originating Casablanca, a den of spies & intrigue, to Algeria & then arriving Washington DC in 2 days
US$300
[14259]  NEW ZEALAND - CHINA..CARE of THOMAS COOK FORWARDED & TAXED ..  1924 (Jul )
[14259]  NEW ZEALAND - CHINA..CARE of THOMAS COOK FORWARDED & TAXED ..  1924 (Jul )
[14259] NEW ZEALAND - CHINA..CARE of THOMAS COOK FORWARDED & TAXED .. 1924 (Jul ) Plain envelope to Ivy Norton c/o Thomas Cook & Sons, Shanghai & much re-directed with manuscript Try Grand Hotel des Wagons Lits, c/o Carlton Cafe, Try Paking as well as many Chinese annotations bearing Dominion 1d tied unclear NZ machine cancel & with circular Tax hand stamp overlaid by strip 3 x Chinese 1c Postage Dues w/gutter between tied Shanghai cds & then annulled in red ink & on reverse Hong Kong (13 Jul) c ds & many Shanghai & Peking transit cds in the attempt to locate addressee
US$500
[15198]  EGYPT-SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 NZ FORCES PICTORIAL GREETINGS LETTER SHEET..  1941(Jun 10)
[15198]  EGYPT-SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 NZ FORCES PICTORIAL GREETINGS LETTER SHEET..  1941(Jun 10)
[15198]  EGYPT-SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 NZ FORCES PICTORIAL GREETINGS LETTER SHEET..  1941(Jun 10)
[15198] EGYPT-SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 NZ FORCES PICTORIAL GREETINGS LETTER SHEET.. 1941(Jun 10) Stampless pictorial ["An Anzac Greeting" showing NZ soldier dressing "Thanks for the socks"] letter sheet to Kimberley datelined Capt Laws, "B" Coy 22 Bn NZEF, M.E.F. APO 725 canc Egypt/50/Postage/Paid d/s [used by NZ FPO 3 from 05.05.41-17.09.41at Helwan] & w/boxed Passed/By/Unit/Censor/637 h/s in blue. [Interestingly the letter sheet is sealed by multilated OHMS label pasted over flaps & tied by two boxed Unit Censor h/s No 637 used previously]
US$130
[18316]  SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND…WW1 REDIRECTED POW MAIL…  1917 (Jun 6)
[18316]  SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND…WW1 REDIRECTED POW MAIL…  1917 (Jun 6)
[18316] SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND…WW1 REDIRECTED POW MAIL… 1917 (Jun 6) Prisoner of War printed envelope to Hotel Victoria , Zurich & forwarded to Luzen & then again to Pontresina from M.G. Elkan, No 3384 Camp 2 Barrack 6 cancelled Pietermarizburg cds & with red boxed tri-lingual Prisoner of War plus unframed Passed By Censor hand stamps & with Zurich /Fil Bahnhof (27 Jul) + Luzern (27 Jul) transit plus on reverse Zurich (26 Jul) machine + Zurich /Eildienst & Facher (27 Jul) + Luzern (27 Jul) transit + Pontresina (28 Jul) arrival date stamps
US$130
[19218]  GREAT BRITAIN - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED…  1915 (Nov 2)
[19218]  GREAT BRITAIN - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED…  1915 (Nov 2)
[19218] GREAT BRITAIN - CHINA…WW1 CENSORED… 1915 (Nov 2) Mourning envelope to Hotel Kalu, Shanghai endorsed "Via Siberia" bearing 1d & with black on greyish-blue G Arms R /Opened By Censor label obscuring cancellation ...............This censor label differs in size to any recorded by the CCSG measuring overall135 x 44mm with G Arms R being 40 x 10mm & OBC being 48 x 3mm & it is believed this was applied by the British in Shanghai who commenced censoring on 7 May 1915
US$850
[19225]  GB - DANMARK…WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED…  1915 (Feb 3)
[19225]  GB - DANMARK…WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED…  1915 (Feb 3)
[19225] GB - DANMARK…WW1 CENSORED & RETURNED… 1915 (Feb 3) Savoy Hotel printed envelope to Copenhagen bearing GB GV 2½d tied London date stamp & with Opened By /Censor /86 label & with black on violet O. Pm. Form. Nr. 18a / 1912 Fra Kjobmagergades Postkontor / Aabn ikke Brevet, hvis De ikke har grundet Formodning om, at det er bestemt for Dem label affixed over pencil deleted address panel & with on reverse Copenhagen (10 Feb) arrival & Copenhagen (16 Feb) cds for Return........Unusual item the Danish label roughly translating as "Do not open this letter if you are not sure it is addressed to you"
US$150
[16824]  GB - CHINA….WW2 LIBERATED CIVIL INTERNEE…  1945 (Aug 10)
[16824]  GB - CHINA….WW2 LIBERATED CIVIL INTERNEE…  1945 (Aug 10)
[16824] GB - CHINA….WW2 LIBERATED CIVIL INTERNEE… 1945 (Aug 10) GB 1½d Forces Letter sheet to Mr & Mrs J.W. Riddell, Yanchow Camp "C" Shanghai, POW c/o PO Box 164 London EC1 with red crayon Chinese annotations to right side & forwarded to Country Hospital from Mrs. G.W. Boisswain, Squirrel Hotel, Windsor & cancelled Windsor/Berks Victory Bells machine date stamp & on reverse Shanghai (20 Oct) arrival cds & manu Received Oct 24 1945. with Interesting contents he was a dentist "This is second weekly letter we are allowed to send since your freedom"
US$330
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