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This cover discussed above made £156 on ebay.

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europhil wrote: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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1855/58 issue from Cape of Good Hope Double inland rate plus Registration fee.(owned by member from my local stamp club)
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Not wishing to gloat but you may also like this one. Trust me there are no more coming, I only have the two triangular registered covers.
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A double rate (one ounce) Registered cover with the registration fee paid by 6d. stamp, Burghers-Dorp, 13 February 1860 to Craddock, 14 February 1860.

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GB stationery wrapper with two SG. 200 to Amsterdam/Netherlands.

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GB registered letter franked with a pair of SG. 172 and a SG 201 to Renau/Switzerland.

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Here are four covers I acquired recently as I thought they might go well in my Nigeria section;

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These first two are both at a standard surface mail but at different rates; one at sixpence the other at fourpence ha'ppeny. I was attracted to the fact that these were from different Registered offices in Benin City and Ibadan. They have multiple cancels on the back as well showing that they went to Lagos for onwards transmission to the UK.

As well as these we have two at Air Mail rate which appears to be 1/6d;

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Both again from different Registered offices, Sapele and Ondo, the former seemingly written into the Registered label. Talking to a local dealer about these he was telling me that he had visited these places and that Ondo was a tiny outback so the amount of registered mail from this might be quite small.

And all this for the price of a pint :D

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Not sure why Ghana Post would send an empty registered envelope to it's New York agency. This appears to be unopened and empty.

The stamp was issued 15 April 1958. Maybe the registry envelope itself was new??

Although philatelic, it's a nice looking layout, as an example.

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The former Gold Coast became independent in March 1957 at which time it changed its name to GHANA. The most likely reason for that registered cover is that it is a first day cover for the registered postal stationery envelope.

According to Higgins & Gage that envelope was issued in 1958 and is numbered H&G C-2.
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PNOMPENH, Cambodia to Northampton, Mass., USA

This registered letter was written by a lawyer M. Doucet to a US Attorney-at-Law. Mailed on Nov. 19, 1899 (Pnompenh), it reached transit point at Saigon on Nov. 21, where it was transferred to French Paquetbot on Line N on the 22nd. It arrived at London on December 18, 1899 and at its destination in the USA on December 29, 1899. Considering this was 115 years ago, it was a remarkable journey.

The small seal on the back carries an image of an anchor.

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I recently found this Registered 1936 cover posted in Cairns franked with a 3d and 2d Cable to Serowe Bechuanaland. Posted 10/6/36 so it is not a FDC and arrived 11/7/36.

Bechuanaland is an unusual destination and it will probably form part of an exhibit I am putting together on the 3d stamp.

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The seller was in Israel and this is the modern registered cover it arrived in.

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(not sure if this thread only allows covers owned by the poster....but here goes anyway!)
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Although this beauty is philatelic, it caught my eye online and I bid what I thought was a fair price. Unfortunately for me my snipe was outsniped and it sold for a bit over US$84.00. I will never know how high I would have needed to bid to get the cover. Only after it sold did I look up the catalog values for the single stamps alone; I would have bid far more. (Lesson learned--do your homework before bidding!!!)

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Here are a couple of plilatelic registered covers sent to me a few years ago, the 1st from Jordan and the 2nd from Bolivia.
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I do like to see provisional/surcharged stamps properly used.
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Some odd registered covers -
Abu Dhabi - the first country listed in Gibbons - a registered FDC from 1970
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Bhutan - postal use of a 3D stamp on a philatelically inspired mail out of a catalogue by registered post from Phuntsholing in the 1980s.
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Bhutan - commercial registered mail from Putlibhir in 1991 - front and reverse to show additional franking
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Bought this one for the postmark. Moreland West prior to 1959 is rated RRR.

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This registered item received from Israel today:
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I received this in the mail today from the UK ,uncancelled 10 x 1st class machins and a 10½p machin.

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Overpaid by 2½p - rate is £6.28 up to 20g.
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I have just purchased a stamp from the UK .The dealer is sending it with international tracking and the price quoted nearly £9-00 would that be right?Is International tracking different from international signed for?

The GB cover with all the uncancelled stamps ,sent international signed for was sent to my PO box.I know you can't tell because it's blanked out.

Which ,I was reading on this thread that they don't do anymore.Have they changed the rules again?
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For a 20g letter to Australia, International Signed, International Tracked and International Tracked and Signed would be £6.28.

However, packing may take the item over 5mm thick in which case the price is £9.00. Your seller may quote this as his standard rate for all items (which is much easier than pricing each lot individually).

From 30 March this will all change and the £9 price will be considerably reduced.
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Thanks for the update Ian.
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Registered 5d Ram fdc from Brighton Vic to Denmark:
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Here is one I have just bought for a nice $15.00, registered Largs North FDC 1949. Bargain?

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Attractive registered fdc to the Chief Of Police in Switzerland:
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Before fdc collectors become too excited, the addressee is renowned for cutting "Royal" cachets from their smaller envelopes & affixing them to larger envelopes & having them registered:
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With the local letter rate being 5c & the registration fee being 5 times the local letter rate, I think that this cover should have postage of 30c affixed, & is underpaid by 5c. However it has not been taxed. Was there a discount for just handing it back over the counter?
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Good evening, here is a nice and interesting cover I showed earlier on another thread from a web site, now I have it I can show it here. Paid $15 for it :D


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I noticed there is a slight difference in printing position with the below, it may be normal.
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First day of Usage of the "Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg" registration label, although the post office changed it's name to this on or around 19th May 1947. Must have been using up old stock. The post office had been previously known as "Military Hospital Heidelberg".
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Registered fdc for the "1d purple Marriage of Princess Elizabeth" from the "Repatriation General Hospital Heidelberg" to Geelong with the old "Military Hospital Heidelberg" Registration label.
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Registered fdc for "1d purple Marriage of Princess Elizabeth", from Williamstown Central to Williamstown. What I thought was interesting is it is addressed "HMAS Lonsdale 2". "HMAS Lonsdale" was an RAN training base in Port Melbourne, across the other side of Hobsons Bay. I can find no relationship between HMAS Lonsdale & Williamstown nor can I find a HMAS Lonsdale 2.
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Registered fdc for the 1946 Peace issue from the RAAFPO Ascot Vale. PPA says this PO was open from 14th April 1942 & closed on 30th March 1946.
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Registered fdc for 3d blue Peace stamp from Bourke Street East PO. PPA says Bourke Street East replaced Eastern Market on 23rd June 1886 & closed 20th June 1969.
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Registered fdc for the 1946 Peace issue from the MILPO Hollywood (Military Hospital Hollywood) WA.
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Registered fdc for 1946 Peace issue from GPO Sydney prepared by Stamp Dealer, Ken Baker.
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This registered fdc for the 1946 Peace set is a "Standard Stamp Company" generic cachet. It also has the 1940 AIF set affixed. SSC were founded by Maurice Wagner in 1930 in Brisbane. They produced their first fdc, with this generic design in 1937, & continued with the same basic design until 1953.
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A registered OHMS fdc for 1946 Peace set from Sydney GPO to the Bombay Philatelic Co in Bombay India. Reverse shows rectangular receiving mark in Bombay.
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A registered fdc for the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester set from Flinders Naval Depot to Williamstown. PPA says the Flinders Naval Depot Post Office opened on 2nd December 1912 as Flinders Naval Base PO before being changed to Flinders Naval Depot on 1st September 1925. On 1st March 1963 it was renamed H.M.A.S. Cerberus, Westernport PO.
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The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester travelled widely around Australia using the Duke's own plane, which on his return to England he gifted to the Australian people. The Duke visited Norfolk Island on 16th & 17th April 1946 & this registered souvenir cover for the visit was prepared by J C Thompson, a noted fdc collector. J C Thompson's OHMS first day covers from the late 1940's & early 1950's are extremely scarce & highly sought after.
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A registered OHMS fdc from Sydney GPO to the Bombay Philatelic Co in Bombay India. The cover has been taxed, I believe incorrectly, as 2½d should have covered the letter rate within the British Commonwealth & 5½d the registration fee, & you would expect the Sydney GPO to know the correct rate.
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I saw this at a stamp show today and jumped on it.

San Francisco to Turks Islands, April 17th, 1898. A very scarce destination from the USA and a 3 color franking on a registered cover to boot.

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Another registered cover. This one from Chicago, Illinois to Budapest, Hungary July 29th, 1895 (It turns 120 in 3 days :lol: )

Block of 6 Scott 254, 4c First Bureau issue. Appears to be a 1c overpayment of 3x 5c UPU rate plus 8c Registry fee.

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Indore SG 14a (the 4 Annas, and a very late, but non-philatelic usage) and SG 18 on a registered cover from Khargone

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The late use of the 4 Annas is hard to explain. Khargone was an important town and post office, and should have had supplies of the then current 4 Annas (SG 25 or 26). These must have run out, and the old 4 Anna stamp was brought out of retirement.
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The late use of the 4 Annas is hard to explain. Khargone was an important town and post office, and should have had supplies of the then current 4 Annas (SG 25 or 26). These must have run out, and the old 4 Anna stamp was brought out of retirement.
With the outbreak of WW2, there was shortage of the Indaur 1927-37 Yashvant Holkar III series postage stamps at the Indaur state POs for which late proofs of the 1904 Tukoji Holkar III series were authorized for postal use till 1941.
Ref. The Indaur State Handbook The Postal History of Indaur State from 1829-1950
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Thus it may well be possible that general stamps of the 1904 series were supplied to Indaur state HPOs incl. Khargon during 1940 (Indaur 1904 Tukoji Holkar III postcards were used till 1950).

Secondly this redirected registered cover was posted on April 26,1940 at Khargon with Acknowledgment Card which was most likely pasted with the cover in the reverse side (there is some paper remnant still on the cover).

The cover was addressed to Kasrawad but it was sent back to the sender i.e. Chairman, ? Corporation Board, Khargon in Khargon where it was delivered on May 6,1940.

What is peculiar here is that the cover does not have any cds of the state Kasrawad PO but instead got the transit mark of Mandleshwar dt. April 27,1940.

The cover took quite some time i.e. 10 days to get delivered back to the sender of which it took 9 days to go from Mandleshwar to Khargon considering the fact that all the concerning state POs of Khargon, Kasrawad and Mandleshwar functioned under the same 5th Circle of Nimar.

The Indaur 1927 1A stamp here must be either SG 18(d) or SG 18(e).
Later period Indaur cdss are quite problemsome to differentiate from the Br. Indian cdss because of their uncanny similarity.

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A registered OHMS fdc from Sydney GPO to the Bombay Philatelic Co in Bombay India. The cover has been taxed, I believe incorrectly, as 2½d should have covered the letter rate within the British Commonwealth & 5½d the registration fee, & you would expect the Sydney GPO to know the correct rate.
Where is the Indian tax mark on the obverse side of this cover to prove that this cover was incorrectly taxed?

The octagonal C72 mark in black on the obverse side of the cover is actually the censor mark of Mumbai Censor Station which was applied to indicate that the cover was not opened or censored.

Here C is the station code of Mumbai CS and 72 is the chop number of the examiner who struck the stamp.

This mark was introduced in April 1943 to the Censor Stations with codes A (Kolkata), B (Karachi), C (Mumbai), D (Chennai), G (Belgão), H (Peshawar), I (Kuwatah), N (Ahmadnagar/ Dehradun), P (Mumbai Prisoners of War Camp) and later was supplied to CS Q (Kochchi) in September 1943, to CSs J (Chattagram), R (Kakinada), T (Dilli) and Z (additionally allotted to Kolkata) in April 1944, to CS X (Tinchhukiya) in November 1944, to CS E (Guyahati) in April 1945 and to CSs BB (Bengaluru), CC (Koyambuttur), DD (Pune), EE (Rãchi) and GG (Sikandarabad) in July 1945.

This mark was continued to be used even after the end of WW2 but then bit sporadically.

Though officially Censor Stations N of Ahmadnagar/Dehradun Internee Camps and P of Mumbai PoW Camp handling sensitive mails got this octagonal steel stamp but they never used it as all mails from these two CSs were invariably censored.

The cover here was not censored because most likely because the cover was official (OHMS) and it was incoming mail from Australia, an allied country.

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A short history of the Mumbai Censor Station is here.

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Joy Daschaudhuri wrote:A short history of the Mumbai Censor Station is here.
Joy

Thank you for that correction. You have solved a mystery for me.

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PS I enjoyed the link you attached too.
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Registered cover from H.M.A.Naval Dockyard. Garden Island, NSW.
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It is postmarked on the first day of use of the new pictorial postmark for this post office:
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Below is the write up from Colleen Woolley's Oz Pictormarks:
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Here is an example of a registered cover from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The cover has 5xSG#145 to pay a 2 1/2 anna rate and a handwritten "Registered" cachet on the front. Another interesting point is that the cover shows the 2-ring Bhadarwah cancel. Bhadarwah was a jagir post office and this cover to Jammu was routed via Batout.
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Another example of a registered cover from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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This official cover shows 4x SG#O8 to pay a rate of 4 annas. The 3-ring Srinigar cancel shows "REG" which was reserved for registered mail.

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