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I received another from this sender today, with more Jennys on it, & again heaps of tape. The only way I could open it was to guillotine 1mm off the end, ensuring first that the contents were at the other end. Perhaps I will ask him why this type of tape?

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Registered fdc (for Dirk Hartog) from the WAPEX II with special pictorial cancel in red:

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Purely philatelic this one as no address & backstamps, so handed back over the counter.

However this was a special first day cover produced for the Birth Centenary of Sir John Monash by Monash University & is postmarked Monash University Vic Aust. This Post Office was open for one day only & was in the grounds of the university at Clayton (PPA records this as Monash University 1). 5200 ordinary items were cancelled along with 92 registered items.

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A nice one from Norfolk Island with a fdi postmark but no stamps

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From Manchester, UK, to St. Gallen, Switzerland, in February 1921.

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4½d of postage stamps where 2½d were for the letter rate to Switzerland and 2d were for the registration fee.

Few months later, from 13 June 1921, the postage rate would have been 6d (3d + 3d).

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Kyancutta is a small wheatbelt town at the junction of the Eyre and Tod Highways on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Once a busy town with an airport, Kyancutta is now nearly a ghost town, acting only as a centre for the agricultural districts surrounding it, as well as passing tourists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyancutta,_South_Australia
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Not quite sure why the use of the airmail cover, it wasn't flown from Kyancutta airport as that closed in 1935 . But perhaps not as Cummins is also a town on Eyre Peninsula about 135 kms to the south, near Port Lincoln. Even with the close proximity of these two towns this cover has gone via Adelaide.

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Just pulling some items together for the next album re-write and came across the following which I thought would fir into this thread
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Registered number 239 - top left
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This is a registered letter sent from London to Amersham (Buckinghamshire), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amersham, on August 1951.

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It bears stamps, with King George V and King George VI, for a total value of 6½d.
4d for the registration fee, 2½d for inland postage.

Unfortunately the letter has no content, based on the sender it would have been interesting. :)
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A registered first flight cover flown from Zurich to Stockholm. Bears Stockholm arrival postmark. But has a curious blocked rubber stamp "Not paid for airmail". Reverse has Bombay arrival stamp of 31st Oct 38. Must have been sent by air - sea mail could not have reached Bombay so fast.

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Hi there,

I posted this on another thread & no answers.Hopefully someone can answer it.

I've come across this Cover and find it interesting as its got 2 Registration Labels.Was this common because
I would have thought that the first one would of been enough.

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I'm including a scan of rear with many Postmarks.Not sure what the Capital D
stands for.That says 29/8/96.Then 30/8/96 in New York & then San Fran 5/9/96.

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I just noticed when I was looking at the Dates.The 1 on front appears to have date
opposite way round to the place of origin.Also handstamp 22864 in blue

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Kiwidude wrote:Hi there,

I posted this on another thread & no answers.Hopefully someone can answer it.

I've come across this Cover and find it interesting as its got 2 Registration Labels.Was this common because
I would have thought that the first one would of been enough.

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I'm including a scan of rear with many Postmarks.Not sure what the Capital D
stands for.That says 29/8/96.Then 30/8/96 in New York & then San Fran 5/9/96.

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I just noticed when I was looking at the Dates.The 1 on front appears to have date
opposite way round to the place of origin.Also handstamp 22864 in blue

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It makes some sense actually :)

OK, as a foreign mail letter it was sent to New York for processing as that was likely the closest/default foreign mail exchange office. Once in New York the registry label was applied and it was routed to SF via rail to catch a ship going to NZ. Once in SF at that city's exchange office another reg label was applied.

It's a bit late for my level of knowledge (I collect 1861 era stuff mainly) but it's the likely reason for the two labels. The small town in Iowa that posted it certainly didn't use registry labels.

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Thanks Bill

That makes sense.

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Not far so busy as all other covers here, but because of the Enkhuizen-label a great cover for my collection. Solely franked with the Queen Beatrix ƒ 6,50 stamp.

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And now for something completely different -
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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or how about Basra, Iraq under British Occupation in 1923
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or Berlin, East Germany 1957 - Express and registered
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Great Pakistan items, those are 2 of my collecting areas, OHMS covers and diplomatic covers. 8)
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After seeing the Kashgar covers above I had to go into town this afternoon and found this book in a charity shop. Central Asia being one of my interests, the ex-USSR part of it, I have bought and read a lot but this one is new to me. It includes a map showing both Kashgar and Gilgit (on the right).

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Not in the same league as that quite extraordinary Kashgar cover, but here is a registered Service cover from Jammu & Kashmir

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with the rather scarce 1878 printings of the 2 Anna on laid paper (SG O4), going to Amritsar in British India, hence the need for the British Indian stamps to cover postage from the border exchange office at Sialkot.

(Incidentally, for those interested in Sinkiang/Xinjiang/Chinese Turkestan, News from Tartary by Peter Fleming - brother of Ian, of James Bond fame - is a great read. He travelled across Sinkiang, through Kashgar, and down into Kashmir in the mid-1930s, and gives a graphic description of what he did and saw. There was a strong Soviet influence in the area at the time, so it could almost be included in a collection of the former Soviet Central Asia :D )
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Picked this one up the other day ; Registered Kayan
Sent from A.K.A.A.L Alagoppa Chittyoy H Kayan to PL.A.SP. in Madras near the Bay of Bengal.
In red ink " Insured for B25 of two hundred fifty only.
Postmarked Kyan and back stamped Rilasvalpatti
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Kayan is a Village in Dasarathapur Tehsil in Jajapur District of Odisha State, India. It is located 32 KM towards East from District head quarters Jajpur. 20 KM from Dasarathpur. 115 KM from State capital Bhubaneswar

Kayan Pin code is 755011 and postal head office is Mangalpur (Jajapur).

Susua ( 8 KM ) , Thalkudi ( 9 KM ) , Kanikapada ( 11 KM ) , Mallikapur ( 12 KM ) , Bangara ( 13 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Kayan. Kayan is surrounded by Rajkanika Tehsil towards East , Chandabali Tehsil towards East , Dasarathapur Tehsil towards west , Dhamanagar Tehsil towards west .

Pattamundai , Jajapur , Bhadrak , Kendrapara are the nearby Cities to Kayan.

This Place is in the border of the Jajapur District and Bhadrak District. Bhadrak District Dhamanagar is west towards this place .

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Oriya is the Local Language here.

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I picked up a number of Australia Registered Covers recently, I do not know relative scarcity, but there are some nice looking items:


1. 1946 Paddinton, New South Wales to Manchester UK (with Thomas St Manchester cancel) redirected to Leicester UK with handstamp Department of the Army Concession Postal Rate

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2. 1951 Guildford West Australia to London UK FDC Foundation of the Commonwealth

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3. 1968 Degraves St C.I. Victoria to London Olympic Games Registered handstamp

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4. 1954 Spencer St C.1 Victoria to Jerusalem FDC centenary of the Railway with nice strike Jerusalem receiving cancel

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5. Ayr Queensland to Broadway

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A few more uploaded

6. 1938 Pyrmont New South Wales to London blocks of Koala's 3/3 paid

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7. ?1943 Pyrmont NSW to GB with various definitive blocks 4/5 paid

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8. 1931 First Flight Sydney to London Kingsford Smith collection!

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9. 1947 Sandringham Victoria to Kensington London Anniversary of Newcastle on Embossed registered letter

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10. 1946 Fremantle to Wembley Park London corner block Ash 1/3 KGVI, block of 6 Thomas Mitchell, pair 1/3 KGVI

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11. ?1938 Gladstone to London pair 1/4 KGV and Airmail

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In red ink " Insured for B25 of two hundred fifty only.
Should be "In red ink " Insured for B 250/- two hundred fifty only".

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europhil wrote:
In red ink " Insured for B25 of two hundred fifty only.
Should be "In red ink " Insured for B 250/- two hundred fifty only".
And I think the 'B' should be 'R', for 'Rupees'
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And I think the 'B' should be 'R', for 'Rupees'
Agreed. But it sure looks like a B.

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Picked up another cover the other day !
Kenya & Uganda Coronation Issue
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Received from Argentina yesterday:
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This was from Rush stamps in the UK, not sure if they are on Stampboards, but great that they use nice stamps for postage.

I am not a Machin lover, but this grouping really catches my eye.

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Bought a box of old covers from a flea market as there were a couple in it from my collecting area. Among the many spares was this one. Nothing special about it, I'm sure, but I thought it was a bit of a looker.

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This poor cover has been through a bit much.

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And something I seen online I'm trying to grab, Rottnest Island.

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Received from Rumania today:
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I put this cover on another thread in answer to a question, so I had thought I should add it here too. A registered KGVI 2d bright purple fdc using a "US Army" propaganda cover designed by "Barney Marshall" the identity of whom is a mystery.
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Postmarked Brisbane Markets, opened by the censor & sent to California.
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This one caught my eye recently:

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Posted from Stawell, Victoria, on 8 November 1882 to Kingussie, Scotland. Franked with five examples of the 1880-84 2d brown (SG 202b) with a boxed REGISTERED handstamp, and London and Edinburgh transit datestamps (19 December) below. Backstamped with a Melbourne transit (November 9) cds and Kingussie arrival (20 December) cds along with another example of the boxed REGISTERED handstamp.

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The registration fee in 1881 was reduced from 6d to 4d.

The postage rate for a letter was 6d, so that explains the stamps for a total of 10d.

Ship Ancona (it's the name of an Italian city) left Melbourne on 9 Nov 1882, she arrived at Ceylon on 28 Nov.

Ship Khedive left Ceylon on 29 Nov, she arrived at Suez on 12 Dec.

Ship Tanjore left Alexandria on 13 Dec and she arrived at Brindisi on 16 Dec.

Then from Brindisi by train.

At Edinburgh the mail from London was delivered at 7:30am, 2:30pm, and 7:30pm.

At Edinburgh the box for Kingussie closed at 3:40am, 5:30am, and 8:00pm.

I'd guess the letter departed from Edinburgh with the mail of 8pm.

The "E" code at Edinburgh during 1879 - 1881 was used for time 6:15pm - 7:00pm.
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rossi wrote:The registration fee in 1881 was reduced from 6d to 4d.

The postage rate for a letter was 6d, so that explains the stamps for a total of 10d.

Ship Ancona (it's the name of an Italian city) left Melbourne on 9 Nov 1882, she arrived at Ceylon on 28 Nov.

Ship Khedive left Ceylon on 29 Nov, she arrived at Suez on 12 Dec.

Ship Tanjore left Alexandria on 13 Dec and she arrived at Brindisi on 16 Dec.

Then from Brindisi by train.

At Edinburgh the mail from London was delivered at 7:30am, 2:30pm, and 7:30pm.

At Edinburgh the box for Kingussie closed at 3:40am, 5:30am, and 8:00pm.

I'd guess the letter departed from Edinburgh with the mail of 8pm.

The "E" code at Edinburgh during 1879 - 1881 was used for time 6:15pm - 7:00pm.
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Not a cover, but a front from a parcel piece, but I thought it worth showing here ...
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The rate - 9/4d

Nine 1/- Green from the first plate, no corner letters
Four 1d red stars

All cancelled with the numeral 51 in diamond which I believe was London EC

Red Registered crown mark at bottom centre, just ties to one stamp
PD in oval for paid to destination - again ties one stamp
French transit mark - ties one stamp

Any dealers / collectors willing to give an idea of value, I would be most grateful
Any other information that can be given would be most welcome

Larger scan at https://www.philatelicweb.com/stampboards/regshillings.jpg

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A very interesting letter indeed :!:

The rate of 9/4d, 112d, can be calculated as:

4d for an ordinary letter of ¼oz

You can see m/s 14 at top left.

So 14 rates for a total for an ordinary letter of 56d.

For a registered letter to France just double the postage for an ordinary letter so 56d * 2 = 112d.
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Many thanks for the details on the rates

Now just to see if anyone has an idea on the value ... :) :)
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Ahoj everyone!

Here is a registered WW2 air mail cover from the Amritsar branch of the National Bank of India to the Philadelphia National Bank in the USA. It is too big for my scanner so I have divided it into two.

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It is inscribed India-USA via Lagos in manuscript. This was the regular air link between Africa & Asia and the USA during the Second World War.

It appears to have been censored twice - in India (Delhi?) and in Miami Florida. If the black wax seal is from the Bank of India, why is it on top of the first sealing tape? THE Indian censor marks are DHB/21 and DHB/172

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It has a 3-line violet cachet "Supposed to contain matter subject to the provisions of executive order 8389 as amended".

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The postage was a massive 43 rupees 14 and a half annas. This would be just under £3-6-0 if I remember correctly.

The letter is cancelled with double-ring registered postmarks of Hall Bazar Amritsar dated 3(?) MAR 1944 and arrived in Philadelphia USA on 26 April 1944, a journey of two months.

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A cover with a lot of interest, I think. Comments welcome.

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This registered airmail cover, sent by National Bank of India (est. 1863 in Kolkata), bears censor marks of Karachi Censor Station with station code B (not Dilli which had station code O) as all outgoing airmails from Pañjab Circle, under which Amritsar came, were sent thru Karachi.

The black octagonal PASSED DHB/21 censor mark of Karachi CS was first applied, by the examiner having chop number 21 who opened the cover and the DHB/172 violet rubber stamp censor mark of Karachi CS was applied by the examiner having chop number 172 who was entrusted to paste the P.C. 90 OPENED BY EXAMINER label which was not pasted here perhaps because the sealing label was not deemed fit to hold the contents of the cover which was way too heavy.

In both of the censor marks, DH is the Imperial Censorship Code allotted to India in March 1942 and both were used from March 1942, till the closure of the CS.

Karachi CS was opened in September 1939 primarily to censor all terminal and transit airmails.

After the suspension of the India-USA airmail route via Chongqing from December 24,1941 due to the invasion of Zhongguo by Nihon, a new India-USA airmail route was opened via Lagos vide Postal Notice dt. August 15,1942 issued by Harold Shooburt, Director General of Posts and Telegraphs. This route was operational till September 2,1945.

The IA airplanes carried mail from India to Lagos via the horseshoe route from where the mail was carried by Pan-American Airways airplanes to Miami, USA.

The air transit route of this Amritsar-Philadelphia cover was thru Karachi-Al Basrah-Al Habbaniyyah-Al Kahirah-Wadi Halfa-Khartum-Kisumu-eThekwini-Lagos-Miami.

Now this cover was overpaid by 1A by affixing 1943 1A SG 268.

The airmail postage for a letter from India to USA via Lagos route was 2R8A per 14.18gm (½oz), the surface postage rate was 3½A for first 28.35gm (1oz) and 2A for every additional 28.35gm and the registration fee was 3A.

This cover should have weighed 240.96gm (8½oz) to attract 42R8A airmail postage, 1R2½A surface postage and 3A registration fee.

It may be mentioned that the Postal Notice dt. July 5,1943 advised the public to deface the the high value stamps tying to the cover to stop pilferage.

Apart from the P.C. 90 label, what is missing here is the registration label, generally on which the PO name stamp is impressed by the respective PO but here the Reg. No. 911 in manuscript and the Hall Bazar PO name stamp were put on directly on the cover due to the unavailabilty of registration labels during wartime.

The Hall Bazar SPO screwhead type Registration cds was introduced in 1922 to all Head POs/Sub POs in India.

The BY AIR MAIL PAR AVION blue airmail etiquette was introduced in 1933 which was issued as tête-bêche pair.

Right now, I cannot find the Executive Order 8389 as mentioned in the SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED purple cachet.

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Ahoj Joy!

Thank you for your input. Your comments are always erudite and informative.

Do you think the black wax seal was affixed by the Bank? If so, how does it come to be on top of the first resealing tape?

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During WW2 in India, all registered mail, irrespective of being sealed by the sender with lacquer or not, were resealed by the respective censor station with lacquer with impression of oval (from 1944) INDIA CENSORSHIP brass stamp on it.

This cover was definitely resealed by Karachi Censor Station with the black lacquer seal with the impression of quadruple-oval INDIA CENSORSHIP B stamp of Karachi CS.

After much scrutinization in photoshop zoom, I could deipher the inscriptions NSOR on the seal on the reverse of the cover and just opposite to N is B, the station code of Karachi CS.
The seal on the obverse side of the cover should also be the same.

The complete seal looks like this (only B in place of A).

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Now, in the absence of the P.C. 90 label, mails were generally closed with strips of stout brown paper.

Honza, can you confirm the material of the sealing strips?

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Ahoj Joy!

Thank you for the further information.

Of the three types of sealing tape, that of the Bank's seems to be the stoutest paper.

The Miami seal comes next and the Indian sealing tape seems to be the poorest quality and less surfaced, but it was wartime after all.

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Joy Daschaudhuri wrote: Right now, I cannot find the Executive Order 8389 as mentioned in the SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED purple cachet.
Ahoj again Joy!

I was just describing the cover to sell it on ebay when I realised the colour of this cachet was similar to the American datestamps, so I guessed it might be American and on wikipedia I found this:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_8389

It is to do with freezing the assets of occupied nations.

Thank you again for your help which has helped me write a more informative description of the cover.

Best wishes,

Honza

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Honza, that explains the cachet.

Under Section 9 of the Executive Order 8389, all transfers of credit between any banking institution within United States and any banking institution outside United States were prohibited except as specifically authorized in regulations.

So, this cachet was struck probably because the sender National Bank of India in Amritsar, India and the addressee Philadelphia National Bank in Philadelphia, USA were both 'banking institutions'.

It would be interesting to see whether this cachet was applied on other mails, not involving any banking institution.

But it is still not clear why the cachet was struck out by pen on this cover.

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It would be interesting to see whether this cachet was applied on other mails, not involving any banking institution.
I believe it has been used on envelopes containing stamps, coins
and currency.

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Joy Daschaudhuri wrote:Honza, that explains the cachet.

Under Section 9 of the Executive Order 8389, all transfers of credit between any banking institution within United States and any banking institution outside United States were prohibited except as specifically authorized in regulations.

So, this cachet was struck probably because the sender National Bank of India in Amritsar, India and the addressee Philadelphia National Bank in Philadelphia, USA were both 'banking institutions'.

It would be interesting to see whether this cachet was applied on other mails, not involving any banking institution.

But it is still not clear why the cachet was struck out by pen on this cover.
Ahoj again Joy!

I wasn't sure whether the cachet was crossed out or had been initialled. However, when I read about executive order 8389, it seemed to only apply to the freezing of assets of occupied or enemy countries, so I assumed it had been crossed out because India was neither of these. By 1944 the USA was fighting on the same side as the Allies.

Incidentally if anyone is interested in seeing how the cover fares on ebay, this is the link:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121486856216?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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My guess would be that the cachet was applied by a geographically-
challenged postal employee who thought Burma was still part of
India.

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From England with the QEII £10 stamp

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Cover arrived today with the stamps I bought at an Argentinian dealer's. Absolute nice IMHO
Sorry that on 2 sides a bit is missing, but my scanner is A4 only and the cover is larger than A 4.
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I know nothing about this area ... but thought it worth posting here
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Any information would be great
The British Postmark Database at http://philatelicweb.com/pmks/ with over 17,800 entries and over 15,370 illustrated

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19.11.23 registered letter to England franked with 50 billion marks.

40 billion postage, 10 billion registration fee.

Rate period 12.11.23 to 19.11.23.

Last day of rate period - worth a premium to some collectors.

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