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Displaying 41 - 60 of 47 Lots in Category - Censored Mail
NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1916 (Mar) cover endorsed "...Motuihi...Prisoner of war!" on the flap, to Germany with 'From Prisoner of War/Free' h/s (typed?) at lower-left & superb 'PASSED BY THE/MILITARY CENSOR/N.Z.' h/s in violet, with the enclosed letter headed "Motuihi 2.3.1916". Exc Gordon Darge. [The 2-line Free marking appears to be produced by the same typewriter as the address & the enclosed letter! This suggests that the inmates were responsible for the endorsement! NB: Startup & Proud's illustration at page 47 is a caricature only]
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1916-18covers to Apia with Auckland meters x3 comprising ½d on window-face envelope, 1½d single and 1½d plus circular 1d added, the latter two sealed with ½d 'Auckland Provincial Wounded Fund' labels (one with minor fault), also two covers with KGV 1½d black (both stamps faulty), all with boxed Censor 2 or 3 cachets of Apia on face in green or violet, some blemishes but overall fine.
No longer available
1942Union Steamship Co large cover to London endorsed "Surface + Air" franked with Arms 4/- x2, 5/- x2 & £1 x2 plus 1935 Pictorials 4d x2, 5d x19, 8d x 11 & 9d x4 and KGVI 1d & 3d tied 'WELLINGTON C/18MR42' cds paying £3 18/- rate (a few faulty or toned), censored with brown tape & 'Opened ...' label, minor edge faults.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Postal History
1939-41airmail covers 1) from Samarai x2 with complete strikes of the large 'PASSED BY CENSOR/...Asst Censor' cachets both to GB with Pictorials 6d & 1/- or Airmails 5d & 1/- (underpaid 1d but not taxed); 2) from Port Moresby x2 with red/white 'OPENED BY CENSOR' labels, domestic airmail to Queensland with 5d Pictorial or to GB - repaired central opening tear - with Airs 3d pair & 1/-; and 3) to Tasmania with 5d Air & Hobart 6 Dots label tied by ' 6 / PASSED/BY/CENSOR/ 1 ' cachet in red; condition variable.
1918commercial usage of overprinted KEVII 1d Letter Card with Overprints ½d added for the War Tax, boxed Censor #3 h/s in green. A surprisingly rare item, from an English-speaking civilian in Samoa.
1940stampless cover to London with triangular 'PASSED BY 38 CENSOR/("initials")' h/s (Little #Hi; rated 9) & self-censored '("HFrench") Captain/Officer Comdg B Company/SCC KAR' cachet, Berbera b/s of 23AP/40. With the enclosed letter on Somaliland Camel Corps letterhead. Ex John Little.
1917 South Africa ½d Postal Card with 'KARIBIB' cds and '105' censor, two 1919 German Postal Cards to Swakopmund both with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' English & bilingual cachets, 1924 Germany PPC to Windhuk with South African overprinted ½d & 1d Postage Dues, postmarks including two with Railways ovals (one on 4d 'SWA' overprint Registration Envelope alongside 'ARIAMSVLEI' cachet), 'EXHIBITION' and 'MARIENTAL' altered German-era cds, 1936 1d 'SWA' Postal Card uprated for 6d airmail rate to Germany, etc, condition variable.