(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.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1918 (20 AUG) stampless envelope endorsed “On active service” countersigned below line at left, bearing oval-framed violet X25 censor, framed ‘RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIPS/NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED’ which has been overstruck with multi faceted London V date stamps; envelope opened on three sides, no cancels on reverse.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1918 picture postcard to England from British soldier, censored with violet oval-framed X15 handstamp, the censor presumably responsible for erasing the cyrillic inscription on face of card. Red London Paid slogan arrival cancel of OCT 13.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1919 (14 JY) censored stampless “On Active Service” envelope to London cancelled by Field Post Office P.B. 14 cds of Sadllier-Jackson’s 238 Brigade in the Drvina Force, overstruck by signature of Officer, blue Passed By Censor No. 60 R crown handstamp; good condition.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1919 (22 JA) stampless “On Active Service” cover to Burntisland, Fife, Scotland cancelled by Field Post Office P.B.44, then assigned to Bakharitza, overstruck with censor, envelope signed by officer/ censor in corner, P.S. Hughes, part of Archangel Garrison. A few pin holes top left and without backflap. A scarce F.P.O.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1919 (28 JU) stampless cover to Hampstead, London redirected to St Louis Institution, Tours, France cancelled by Field Post Office P.B. 77, then at Emetskoe, London cancel of Jul 14 and Tours arrival backstamp of 16th. Small violet circular censor No. 65 R and OPENED BY CENSOR P.W. 214 censor tape. A rare F.P.O.
(British Forces Intervention in North Russia) 1919 (6 AU) stampless “O.A.S.” to Inverness, Scotland cancelled Field Post Office P.B. 66, used at Obozerskaya, violet censor handstamp No. 27 R overstriking Officer/censors signature; some slight staining.
(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.
(German Post Offices – Prisoner of War) 1916 (17/3) stampless registered cover to Wilsnack bearing Tientsin a date stamp, blue registration handstamp at left overstruck by free handstamp, double ring Shanghai China (U.S. Postal agency) Registered date stamp on Mar 29 partly overlaid by censor label, New York transits of 2nd and 3rd of May and arrival of 16th June.