Lot Number: 266

(GB External) The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.

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Date: 1942, Sep 18
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: The Red Cross Postal Message Scheme. Cover send to Geneva from London, franked 5d, ms ' Red Cross Postal Message Scheme' and 'Air Mail', opened by censor and dealt with in accordance with the March 1941 Post Office Notice. Under arrangements made by the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St John brief messages could be sent by relatives to persons residing in Enemy Territory. The messages we're limited to 20 words and had to relate to only to family matters.
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Lot Number: 470

(Palestine) World War II triple censored cover, Bat Yam, Palestine to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, bs 9/2, via Tel Aviv 29/1, and Salisbury 8/2, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 75ml canc Bat Yam cds, ms 'Written in German', sealed Palestine red/white PC22 censor tape tied by violet Palestine five line censor mark verso and violet triangular 'Passed By Censor/11/S. Rhodesia' censor mark on front, also black Egyptian censor mark on front.,  Correctly rated 65c + 15c reg for carriage by BOAC, MISR or Sabena, see Boyle p551. An uncommon origin/destination with great routing. Image.

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Date: 1942, Jan 28
Est. price: £40.00
Category: Palestine

Description: World War II triple censored cover, Bat Yam, Palestine to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, bs 9/2, via Tel Aviv 29/1, and Salisbury 8/2, registered (label) imprint etiquette cover franked 75ml canc Bat Yam cds, ms 'Written in German', sealed Palestine red/white PC22 censor tape tied by violet Palestine five line censor mark verso and violet triangular 'Passed By Censor/11/S. Rhodesia' censor mark on front, also black Egyptian censor mark on front., Correctly rated 65c + 15c reg for carriage by BOAC, MISR or Sabena, see Boyle p551. An uncommon origin/destination with great routing. Image.
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Lot Number: 559

(Sierra Leone) World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and  round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.

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Date: 1942, Dec 22
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: World War II censored registered (hs) air cover to England, no arrival ds, franked 1/6d canc Freetown oval ds, violet Sierra Leone octagonal crown over Passed/QQ censor mark, typed"Air Mail" on flap, blue/pale blue etiquette. Likely carried in BOAC flying boat 'Catalina' along the African West Coast route from Lagos,and round Cape Verde and the Canaries, with occasional stops at Freetown and Bathurst.. See Boyle p 721.
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Lot Number: 595

(South Africa) WWII censored cover, East London to New York, commercial airmail etiquette corner cover correctly rated for the 4/- South Africa-US rate. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape.

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Date: 1942, May 22
Est. price: £30.00
Category: South Africa

Description: WWII censored cover, East London to New York, commercial airmail etiquette corner cover correctly rated for the 4/- South Africa-US rate. sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape.
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Lot Number: 596

(South Africa) Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.

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Date: 1942, Oct 28
Est. price: £50.00
Category: South Africa

Description: Double rate WWII censored cover, Cape Town to Buenos Aires, 20 Nov 1942 Natal transit cds, plain cover franked 8/- (5/- (sg38, cat £35 used), 2/6d and 6d, canc Cape Town cds, sealed red/cream South Africa bilingual OBC censor tape tied by magenta 'coat of arms' /A' , typed 'By Air Mail'. Correctly rated for 2x the 4/- South Africa-US rate. Small non invasive top rh corner nibble, does not detract. See image.
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Lot Number: 654

(United States) "Air Mail Service Not Available", censored WWII air mail from USA to Switzerland, plain cover franked 30c air, tying par avion etiquette cancelled Easton PA/Oct ** 1942 ds, violet two line "Return to Sender/No Service Available", sealed black/white OBE 3432 Bermuda censor. This letter eventually arrived back in USA 9 months later, bs New York/Jul 7/1943 cds. Nice WWII trans Atlantic item. day of postage not legible.

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Date: 1942, Oct 1
Est. price: £10.00
Category: United States

Description: "Air Mail Service Not Available", censored WWII air mail from USA to Switzerland, plain cover franked 30c air, tying par avion etiquette cancelled Easton PA/Oct ** 1942 ds, violet two line "Return to Sender/No Service Available", sealed black/white OBE 3432 Bermuda censor. This letter eventually arrived back in USA 9 months later, bs New York/Jul 7/1943 cds. Nice WWII trans Atlantic item. day of postage not legible.
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