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Use of a Bhutan 3D stamp on a registered cover from Phuntsholing sent by an Indian dealer sending out catalogues. It is usage of the stamp if slightly philatelically inspired.

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Bought a real REGISTERED COVER gem recently - 1970 (27 May) Registered airmail cover to Jerusalem Israel, bearing 1970 Captain Cook mini-sheet, tied by Brunswick West Victoria, cds. Judiaca collectors will like this, as much as collectors of "Interrupted Mail" PO security advices and notices, and Cook cover fans. :mrgreen:

PO label next to mini sheet, 'Inspected/and safe for/Transmission' (signed, as ordered, by the Postmaster), tied by superb strike rare double oval violet 'POSTMASTER/27 MAY/BRUNSWICK WEST 3055' datestamp, almost never or recorded seen used ANYWHERE else.

Printed enclosure from PMG's Dept "Following explosions in aircraft carrying mail to Israel . . . ',

An early and rare precursor to today's tight security procedures and checking and scanning. Jerusalem arrival backstamp. All in exceptional and pristine condition for 50 years old. (Stock 374JC)

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This nice registered Haslem fdc was a recent eBay pickup from Stampboarder towradji, paying the correct ½ ounce registered rate of 1/0½d:
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I rather liked this one being sent from Richmond North to the neighbouring suburb of Abbotsford to the Secretary of the "Gould League of Birdlovers" at Abbotsford Primary School.

If the then Richmond North Post Office was where the Richmond North LPO is today at 304 Victoria Street, it's ultimate destination of the Abbotsford Primary School was only about 300 metres away at 20 Lithgow Street, Abbotsford. However it went via Melbourne & Abbotsford Post Offices increasing the length of it's journey. :)
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Hi,

Here is an interesting little registered letter sent on October 1939 from Qiryat Hayim in the then mandate of Palestine to Jerusalem. It was an official letter and therefor was not franked. It was sent by registered mail and part of registered etiquette remains attached.

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The cover is stamped with a 31 OC 39 KIRYAT HAYIM CDS.

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It was sent by the "Assistant Settlement Officer Haifa Area Qiryat Hayim Village Field Party" to the Government Immigration Department in Jerusalem.

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The back of the cover is quite busy.

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There are four back stamps. Two CDS 31 OC 39 KIRYAT HAYIM on the flaps.

an oval HAIFA REGISTERED 31 OC 39 cancel

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and another oval JERUSALEM REGISTERED 1 NO 39 cancel

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I do not know what was an "Assistant Settlement Officer" and what was a "Village Field Party".

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A 1935 KGV Silver Jubilee registered cover with the four stamps of that issue from Nadroga, Fiji (pronounced Nandronga) to Bondi:

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Thursday Island - Nov/Dec 1935
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and Ballarat - Aug 1934
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(Suitably desecrated by blue crayon).

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Sharjah UAE to Penrith NSW Australia
Registered Oct 1964

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Hi!

I found this registered cover on ebay. It has been sent from Lachlan Tasmania on 28 DE 22 to Graz in Austria. Franked with 2x KGV 2d red single wmk and 2x KGV 1d violet. Interesting, that the postal clerk at Lachlan has the year 1921 in the postmark, although it has been sent in 1922 (you can see it on all other postmarks on the cover)! The registration label is numbered 298 and has handwritten "Lachlan" on it. I`m not sure if it is a better letter, but I just liked it, when I saw it, so I decided to bid on it! Any info about f.e. the postal rate would be great. I don`t know it the postmark is common or not, likewise for the registration label.

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Germany, 1931

Registered cover from Hamburg to Leipzig.

The registered Hamburg 36 label is overprinted for use at the temporary Post Office at the MOPHILA 1931 (MOderner PHILAtelie) exhibition.

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Something much more modern, received this morning here in Ljubljana from a Delcampe seller across the border in Rijeka, Croatia - aka to some of you as Fiume.

I like that he still uses --and can still find-- these classic airmail envelopes.

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Even in the middle of a war people were collecting ... and Switzerland sure can make philatelic Eye-Candy
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1943 Registered cover Zurich to St Galen (b/s)

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Another pretty Swiss registered cover sent when the European War had just begun, this time to Oregon USA (presumably with philatelic material) in October 1940.

For me it is most interesting for the meter/stamp mix ..
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It has hints of the AVM FRAMA to come from Switzerland in 40 years - the meter looks about 40 X 30 mm - and I love the combo with the 1938 ILO 60c !

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giwigip wrote:Another pretty Swiss registered cover sent when the European War had just begun, this time to Oregon USA (presumably with philatelic material) in October 1940.

For me it is most interesting for the meter/stamp mix ..
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It has hints of the AVM FRAMA to come from Switzerland in 40 years - the meter looks about 40 X 30 mm - and I love the combo with the 1938 ILO 60c !
A very pretty cover indeed.

The Battle of Britain was almost over by that date. No hint of censor marks on the reverse either, I presume?
(If other mailings to the US through 1940/41 are anything to go by it was very much "business as usual"...)

Compare with type BB5B shown for a much later date - although stated as starting in 1938? - on a similar gummed perforated strip/roll(?) in the Swiss section of the online "International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog" at https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_St ... 6%C2%BD_mm
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1918-31 Cocoanut Plantations, Ltd., 5c and 10c, used in combination with French Oceania stamps on individual covers to Switzerland and USA,

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Hi,

This is a 1935 registered cover postmarked 12 XII 1935 Brussels, Belgium to Gefle (Gävle (?), Sweden).

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It is franked with the entire set of the Queen Astrid Mourning semi postal issue (8 values). Scott B170-B177, SG 713-720.

Nothing on the back of the cover.

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I believe it's a philatelic cover.

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Here's one from Indonesia Even bears stamps that are not in SG SOTW.
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Here's one from WP Phipps & Co In Batavia ( One of the largest tea exporters and the first British company in Indonesia (1910) to Australia ,must be a relative?
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Two Registered covers I picked up on Saturday.

The first 1959 Registered cover from South Melbourne to the Commonwealth Bank at Camberwell. Postage paid by cash register docket.

What I was after was the Camberwell arrival postmark on the rear. Rated RRR.
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The second a 1949 Registered Meter cover from Hobart to Willoughby NSW.

What caught my eye was the wax seal on the rear.
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I am not sure how a registered cover becomes taxed but this one from Rhodes NSW to Kowloon HK was taxed 4c:
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With 2/- postage on the cover, then taxed 4c (double deficiency) then that would make the rate 2/2. I can't say I am aware of such a rate nor have I ever seen a 2/2 value stamp. :?
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Brad the Registered fee was 9d to Oct 1956. So sender paid 1/3d for post.

As Asia was always less than USA/Europe (2/- air in 1954) being fixed at 1/3d to HK until 1958, so that 2/- stamp affixed was paying exact rate it seems!

As no Postage Due stamp was affixed (HK had them for sure - including a 4c Orange!) the ''T4'' handstamp might be an added confection?
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Thank you Glen. I did kind of think the postal clerk wouldn't calculate it incorrectly.

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Time for some 21st Century postal history.

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Registered cover from Canada to the United Kingdom, posted from Castlewood Post Office, Toronto, on 12 December 2007. The franking of $14.15 includes the splendid 2003 $5 Moose and 1997 $8 Grizzly Bear, which together make for a rather dramatic cover!

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Nice - if only yellow envelopes weren't so prevalent in North America! It's a dramatic colour, but if you're soaking, it's a pain!
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For my book trade label collection, I found this beauty on a registered cover, Tunisia, 1934 ---

Uzan Pere & Fils was a Jewish publisher and bookshop, the Uzan family in Tunis a very long time (from what I can determine). Not sure how long the bookshop was around, though I did find an ad featuring their phone number: 1234, which I love. Looking forward to learning more about this.
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Recently received through the post:
Croatia registered airmail cover from Zagreb to United Kingdom, postmarked 21 May 2020.
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India handstamped overprinted Pakistan used from Kashgar, Chinese Turkmenistan and part of China, registered in Gilgit (claimed by Pakistan at the time but ended up in India) to New Delhi in 1948. Provisional official registered cover from the British Consulate-General in Kashgar.
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A modern cover from Jamestown, Saint Helena to Malta.

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That's a pretty cool arrival and departure destination!

Did you order some stamps from St Helena?

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That's a pretty cool arrival and departure destination!

Did you order some stamps from St Helena?
Yes - that cover had contained an order from St Helena's philatelic bureau. I recall that it had taken rather long to arrive, which is understandable given the island's remoteness. A couple of months later I made a similar order from Ascension, but although it seemed to have been confirmed apparently it was not processed from their end and my credit card was never billed (so I never ended up paying or receiving anything).

You're probably right that mail between a tiny remote island in the South Atlantic and a slightly larger but still tiny island in the Mediterranean cannot be that common. :lol:

What was also unusual in this case was that mail from a philatelic bureau came in a regular envelope - the front and back has no references to the sender whatsoever. I have ordered stamps from a number of philatelic bureaus around the world, and even those from the tiniest entities such as the British Indian Ocean Territory have cachets and a return address which indicate the envelope's origin - but apparently St Helena is an exception.
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For my book trade label collection, I found this beauty on a registered cover, Tunisia, 1934 ---

Uzan Pere & Fils was a Jewish publisher and bookshop, the Uzan family in Tunis a very long time (from what I can determine). Not sure how long the bookshop was around, though I did find an ad featuring their phone number: 1234, which I love. Looking forward to learning more about this.
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The address is really interesting to me - Rue des Maltais was a street which was named after the considerable Maltese minority that lived in Tunisia in the 19th/20th centuries. At the time poverty and a lack of economic opportunities in Malta led to many Maltese emigrating to North Africa. Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria all had Maltese minorities, but these no longer exist since after the countries' independence many moved back to Malta, France (especially around Marseille) or to other countries. Later on in the 20th century many Maltese migrated to the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, and many families in Malta have some relatives who live abroad.

The street seems to have been located at the boundary between the old medina of Tunis and a later extension to the city, close to the Bab El Bhar. It was renamed (probably after Tunisia's independence) and it is now Rue Mongi Slim, but a nearby street is still named Rue la Valette, apparently after Malta's capital city.
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HalfpennyYellow wrote:
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Catweazle wrote:
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That's a pretty cool arrival and departure destination!

Did you order some stamps from St Helena?
Yes - that cover had contained an order from St Helena's philatelic bureau. I recall that it had taken rather long to arrive, which is understandable given the island's remoteness. A couple of months later I made a similar order from Ascension, but although it seemed to have been confirmed apparently it was not processed from their end and my credit card was never billed (so I never ended up paying or receiving anything).

You're probably right that mail between a tiny remote island in the South Atlantic and a slightly larger but still tiny island in the Mediterranean cannot be that common. :lol:

What was also unusual in this case was that mail from a philatelic bureau came in a regular envelope - the front and back has no references to the sender whatsoever. I have ordered stamps from a number of philatelic bureaus around the world, and even those from the tiniest entities such as the British Indian Ocean Territory have cachets and a return address which indicate the envelope's origin - but apparently St Helena is an exception.
Fascinating, thanks!

It would seem that they use the exact same type of envelopes as the their United Kingdom. My recent purchases from the UK have arrived in the same sort of envelopes. Must be a British thing!

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Registered + Express to Jersey, rate 2,85

A bit weird they didn't use a sticker or label with the number.

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Fascinating stuff! Thank you for sharing!

HalfpennyYellow wrote:
07 Jul 2020 22:01
benjclark wrote:
20 Jun 2020 06:12
For my book trade label collection, I found this beauty on a registered cover, Tunisia, 1934 ---

Uzan Pere & Fils was a Jewish publisher and bookshop, the Uzan family in Tunis a very long time (from what I can determine). Not sure how long the bookshop was around, though I did find an ad featuring their phone number: 1234, which I love. Looking forward to learning more about this.
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The address is really interesting to me - Rue des Maltais was a street which was named after the considerable Maltese minority that lived in Tunisia in the 19th/20th centuries. At the time poverty and a lack of economic opportunities in Malta led to many Maltese emigrating to North Africa. Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria all had Maltese minorities, but these no longer exist since after the countries' independence many moved back to Malta, France (especially around Marseille) or to other countries. Later on in the 20th century many Maltese migrated to the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, and many families in Malta have some relatives who live abroad.

The street seems to have been located at the boundary between the old medina of Tunis and a later extension to the city, close to the Bab El Bhar. It was renamed (probably after Tunisia's independence) and it is now Rue Mongi Slim, but a nearby street is still named Rue la Valette, apparently after Malta's capital city.
Always seeking bookseller labels....Album of Book Trade Labels
Author Site: Benjamin L Clark.com PSCC #157

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