Bohemia and Moravia, 1941, Apr 4
Bohemia and Moravia to Brazil, flown by LATI, uncommon dual censored WWII airmail etiquette printed company cover, Brno to Porto Alegre, bs 4/2/41, franked 23K 50c, canc Brno 4/1/41cds, typed "per Flugpost/via Roma-Rio d Janero", blue boxed "Mit Luftpost/nach Sudamerika" cachet, sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt, and German framed number censor marks verso, also black boxed "4/Livre/D.R.Porto Alegre" federal Brazil interwar censor mark on front. Beith's figures for 5g LATI mail from Bohemia are 16K50 to Brazil and 21K50 to Argentina (p38), but he said these were 'guesstimates' and that further information was needed. Flown DLH/Ala Littoria to Rome, then Rome to Rio by LATI, then Syndicato Condor to Porto Alegre, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service. Dates suggest flown from Europe on 9/1/41 by pilot Badini in Savoia Marchetti SM75 Reg I-BAYR. One of only seven covers from Bohemia and Moravia to Brazil found in a review of 183 westbound LATI disp
Bohemia and Moravia, 1941, May 6
Bohemia and Moravia to USA, flown by LATI, RARE censored WWII imprint etiquette airmail cover, Budweiss to Texas, franked 24K, ms "Via Airmail/Rome-Lissabon", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt tied by red eagle censor mark, also small German framed number censor mark. An expensive, but effective, method of sending Axis airmail to USA to avoid British censorship in Bermuda. Flown Rome to Brazil by LATI, then Pan Am Caribbean east coast, or Panagra west coast, to USA, then CAM 22 and internal airline to final destination. Closed flap tear, otherwise fine. This is the first Bohemia & Moravia flown by Lati to USA we have found in 15 years!.
Bohemia and Moravia, 1941, May 15
World War II censored airmail cover to Vermonth, USA, franked 8k canc Prague cds, fine strike violet boxed "Mit Luftpost nach Nordamerika und ab New York" cachet tying black/pale green airmail etiquette, ms endorsement "Via Air Mail", sealed black on white OKW censor tape code "a" (Konigsberg for Baltic States and Soviet Union) tied by red circular eagle and swastika machine censor mark, grey airmail envelope top rh corner tear, see scan. Flown DLH to Lisbon, then Pan Am southern route to New York. See Bohemia and Moravia WWII air services, Boyle p 458 and illus of similar cover on p459.