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INDIA - Postal History
POSTAL HISTORY: 1916 stampless OHMS cover to "Falelaunui" with fine scalloped-oval 'BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION/CHINESE DEPT/AUG 19 1916/SAMOA' d/s & very fine Censor #2 h/s both in violet. Superb!
POSTAL HISTORY: 1918 (Sep 14) philatelic usage to Switzerland of KEVII 1d Letter Card ('TO OPEN...' = 94mm) HG A1a with KGV 2d & QV 2/6d tied by Apia cds, 'APIA, SAMOA' registration label, light strike of Censor #3 h/s in violet, margins intact.
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SOUTH AFRICA - (Provinces)
BOER WAR: (Oct 16) illustrated advertising cover (featuring the Transvaal flag) to Cape Town with ZAR ˝d (fault) tied by Johannesburg cds of 16OCT99, complete 'V [crown] R/OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' label entirely (and unusually) on the reverse, exceptional strikes of the boxed 'STOPPED BY CENSOR/RETURN TO SENDER' & 'Undelivered for Reason Stated/TO BE RETURNED TO ADDRESS HEREON' h/s both in violet. Despite these instructions, the cover was apparently impounded in Natal - 'RETURNED LETTER OFFICE/3 4/00/NATAL' cds on the face - & finally returned in 1901 as evidenced by the Johannesburg arrival b/s of 14JAN01. A truly stunning printed matter rate cover, posted in the first week of the Second Boer War - the Boers declared war on 11.10.1899 - and amazingly with cds of 1899 1900 & 1901!
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
1916 commercial re-usage to Windhoek of a "turned" envelope remarkably with Nyasaland KEVII ˝dx2 tied by good strike of the scarce 'ARANDIS/27/NOV/1916/RAIL' rubber cds in blue, B/100 Censor h/s in violet & oval ' -WINDHOEK' arrival d/s on the face. Most unusual & irregular usage.
Bahrain: 1942 usage to India of 'BAHRAIN' 3a+1a3p KGVI size H Registration Envelope with very fine 'BAHRAIN/15JAN42' cds & blue/white registration label, 'C19' Censor h/s & superb 'PURANDHAR' arrival b/s, a few very minor blemishes. A rarity. [This is the item noted by Terry Jones as the earliest recorded usage, but he incorrectly notes the destination as Poona. Jones records only 6 examples, this being the only "internal" item, and thus the only example not uprated]
British Post Offices Abroad: 1919 (April 28) usage to United States of Ottoman 20pa Envelope uprated with British 2d & 2˝d tied by 'ARMY POST OFFICE/SX3' cds used at Salonika & another strike on GB-type registration label, boxed 'CENSORED BY/ 5 /MILITARY AUTHORITY' h/s in red & black/white 'PASSED BY CENSOR' tape, London transit & Boston arrival b/s, minor blemishes. A most unusual combination franking.
India: 1941 (May 23) airmail cover to England endorsed "India-Auckland-UK" for carriage on the Pan Am Clipper Trans-Pacific Service with ˝a 4a & 1r x3 tied to reverse by 'AGRA MILLS' cds, registration label & censor h/s on the face, corner fault.
India: India Expeditionary Force: 1918 (Jan 25) usage to Bombay (b/s) of OAS "green" envelope with KGV 'I.E.F.' 2a tied by faint 'FPO/No 350' cds - a better strike on the reverse - used at Lindi (in the former German East Africa), mss "FPO 350" in red on registration label that is tied by boxed 'PASSED BY/POSTAL CENSOR/ DARESSALAM' h/s in violet, very fine 'BASE OFFICE B/REG' transit b/s, faults. Rare.
Saint Helena: 1900 Gruss aus PPC (4 views on reverse) to Germany via London with adhesives tied by 'ST HELENA' cds, 'R'-in-circle & oval 'REGISTERED/ST HELENA' h/s both in violet as is the 'CENSOR/ PRISONERS OF WAR' cachet which is initialled "FWA" (FW Alexander), minor blemishes. [PPCs are rarely seen registered. The fee was presumably paid to make it more likely that the card would be forwarded]
Saint Helena: 1902 (June 30) cover to Germany (b/s) via London with adhesives tied by Maltese Cross cork cancels, 'R'-in-circle & oval 'REGISTERED/ST HELENA' h/s both in black, tringular 'PASSED BY CENSOR/ST HELENA/HEAD OFFICE' h/s in violet, endorsed on flap by the sender "Capt CWeiss", vertical fold. [Weiss was a German mercenary who served with bthe Boer forces. The rate of 1/5d was for a letter weighing between 2˝ & 3 ounces, plus 2d registration]
Solomon Islands: 1940 cover to Sydney (b/s) with 1˝d & 3d tied by the very scarce rubber 'VANIKORO/BR SOLOMON IS' cds, blue/black registration label, superb 'PASSED BY CENSOR 4.' h/s; also the registration receipt with another strike of the cds. (Qty 2 items)