(Azores) 1916 (Dec) stampless envelope to Sevilla, Spain with various cachets including ornate oval-framed DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA front and back, violet four-line Mission Portugaise/ des/ Prisonniers de Guerre/ LISBONNE, two censor tapes at left side. A fine early item showing unusually fine quality handstamps throughout.
(Azores) 1918 (22 Agos) 1c. Ceres postal stationery card to Berlin, the message datelined from Angra, endorsed at top “Correspondencia de prisioneiros d. guerra” with local red censor cachets and violet German cachet at top upside down.
(Azores) 1918 stampless envelope to “Bureau International Paix, Section civile” at Berne, Switzerland with faint Angra despatch cds bottom right, reddish violet two line dated CENSURADO, censor tape at left tied front and back by ‘203’ cachet, reverse with senders details and ornately framed oval DEPOSITO/ DE/ CONCENTADOS ALEMAES/ NA/ ILHA TERCEIRA; fine.
(Boer War) 1901 (19 Feb) cover from Barberton to Green Point Camp, franked with Transvaal 1900 1d. rose-red and green overprinted ‘V.R.I.’, addressed to the elusive “Mr A Gunning/ Tent No.14 (Transvaales)/ Greenpoint, Cape Town”, censored on departure with large double-lined violet oval ‘Burgher Camp/ Barberton’ with “censored” and initials at centre, sent via Pretoria (24.2.) to Green Point Camp (1.3.) where it was censored on arrival, redirected north to Ladysmith camp where it was again censored and rectangular ‘PASSED/ S.O.P NATAL/ CENSOR/ P. of W.’ and triangular ‘PASSED/CENSOR P. OF W.’ Applied, from there sent to Diyatalawa Camp CEYLON where three separate censors have applied their violet oval handstamp. One censor en route has improvised some tape handstamping it ‘On H Majesty’s Service’ (folded out for display). An extraordinary redirected cover, showing eight censor marks on face, having travelled through FOUR camps. Remarkable and probably unique.
(Corfu) 1942 pair of censored covers to Athens franked ‘ISOLE JONIE’ overprinted postage issues in combination with Greek Postal Staff Anti-tuberculosis 10 lepta, one cover with five such values and a 10c. Isole Jonie, the other with 50 on 10 lepta together with Isole Jonie 20c. and 30c.
(Danzig Intercepted Mail) 1914 ‘spider and web’ illustrated envelope from Russia to London, intercepted by authorities in Danzig with three-line violet handstamp dated 8.12.1914 and circular cachet applied, sealing tape at top, manuscript “march 23rd 1920” arrival date. Envelope opened-out for display.
(Eastern Anatolia) 1921 envelope to Istanbul franked Ministry of Finance 5 piastre rose overprinted Ottoman Posts 1337 and tied Malatya native date stamp, at centre good strike of blue negative Malatya censor, arrival backstamps; a couple of slight stains and torn backflap, good clear cancels.
(Incoming WW1 censored mail) 1918 stampless envelope from Lumbres, France addressed to Hankau cancelled Army Post Office S.19 double-ring cds of 14 Nov, censor tape and two different handstamps applied together with circular framed ‘S’ (special treatment as overseas mail) and on reverse very fine strike of British Post Office Hankow cds of DE 29. A fine cover coming from the Western Front.
(Internee Mail) 1943 (15.2.) stampless free envelope addressed to Occupied France via the Red Cross bearing red framed ‘SERVICES/ des belligerant internes’, Beyoglu Istanbul despatch, double-ring crescent moon and star circular handstamp, violet Marine Francaise/ Service A La Mer ‘anchor’ illustrated handstamp, German Ab civil censorship. Senders details on reverse as from French Sailor from Minesweeper. Fine condition.
(Libia) 1916 cover addressed to Serbian Relief Fund, Hospital, Corfu, franked 5c. and two 10c. tied R.Nave Libia cds, red censorship at top, Italian at right and Serbian at base, reverse with further despatch and Italian censor plus unclear arrival; fine tripe censored cover.
(Libia) 1917 cover to Geneva, Switzerland bearing overprinted 5c. and 20 on 15c. tied by fine strike of Marsa Susa (Cyrenaica) cds, with censor tape at left tied front and back two-line Milano/ Posta Estera, regimental cachet at centre, arrival backstamp.
(Macedonia) 1942 cover sent from SKOLPJE to Trieste bearing unique Italian Military cachet "COMANDO MILITARE/ITALIANO STAZIONE/SKOPLJE" of small Italian military unit at Macedonia, manuscript "Zona sprouvista/francoboli" - NO STAMPS AVAILABLE, censored, transit and arrival cds. Unique, ex. Cihangir (lot 3901)
(Occupation of Odessa) 1943 (10 Apr) registered express cover to Munich, franked with pair of 12L and strip of three 24L Transnistria issue all tied by ODESA1*RECOMANDATA cds, provisional Odessa boxed registration handstamp below. Munich arrival and censor mark & label applied on arrival.
(Ottoman Empire) 1918 picture postcard of Damas to Lausanne franked 10para ‘Off to the Front’ and 20para Post Office tied by Damas bilingual date stamp, to right Beyrouth transit, reverse with Stamboul Depart cancels and censor cachets front and back.