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Auction: 173 - Lot number: 894 << Previous   Next >>


Description: MADAGASCAR: WWII French censor mail 1939 (Sep 9) internal air cover from Andapa with superb double-circle ‘CONTROLE TELEGRAPHIQUE/…/Commission A’ h/s Little #FHi (rated 10; LRD) b/s; similar ' D’ used at Majunga, ‘F’ – very scarce - used at Tamatave, & ‘G’ used at Tananarive on the reverse of 1940-41 pre-Occupation covers to France or India; vertical lozenge ‘D/7’ (stated to be the only recorded example) & ‘D/9’ L#FHvi b/s on stampless air covers from Nossi Be to Majunga or from Majunga to France, ‘CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE’ labels on white or pink-buff L#FLivA & ivB (both rated 4); boxed 'K' as #FHvii but without a number in magenta on Feb 1945 unstamped cover with 'ANTSIRABE' cds; boxed 'R' #FHvii but without a number (rated 10) & plain tape on Jun 1944 air cover to GB; and 'SERVICE/DE LA BANQUE PRIVILEGIEE/DE MADAGASCAR' L#FHix (rating omitted) in rosine & on Mar 1943 inter-bank air cover Tananarive to Cape Town, despite the "exempt from censorship" h/s it was examined by the British with chamfered 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/252 - I' h/s L#BHiiA (rated 5) tying 'OPENED BY/CRITISH CENSORSHIP' label L#BLi (rated 7), opened-out for display. (Qty 9)

Listed in: Military World War II , Flight Covers Commercial , MADAGASCAR (French) , Censored Mail , FRANCE , FRENCH COMMUNITY

Estimate: AUD$ 750.00T

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