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Hi,

Item #19 is another Hungarian Zeppelin cover.

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The cover is franked with three Hungarian airmail stamps: the 32 filler Mythical Turul stamp (Scott C16), the 1 Pengo overprinted Zeppelin stamp (Scott C21) and the 2 Pengo overprinted Zeppelin stamp (Scott C22).

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The stamps are cancelled with LEGIP OSTA 931 MAR 27 4 BUDAPEST CDSs. There is also a green Zeppelin cachet, which is different from the Zeppelin cachet on the previously posted Hungarian Zeppelin cover (item #14).

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The other cachet (for comparison):

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Another difference is that the cancel on the previous Hungarian Zeppelin cover was LEGI POSTA Budapest 72 rather than Budapest 4.

This cover was sent to Germany, so it din not return to Budapest and has no Budapest sorting cancel. Instead it has a German CDS dated 30 3 31 from FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (BODENSEE).

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IMO, these Hungarian stamps are quite attractive.

Any information regarding the different cachets, cancels, etc. is appreciated.

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Hi,

Item #20 is my third Hungarian Zeppelin cover.

The cover is franked with a block of five 4 Filler Mythical Turul stamps (Scott C12) and one 2 Pengo Zeppelin stamp (Scott C22).

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The stamps are cancelled with several LEGI POSTA BUDAPEST 72 CDS dated (1)937 MAR.27.E9.

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There is a blue Zeppelin cachet:

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And a CDS BUDAPEST (1)931 MAR 29 20 F 741 F cancel for the sorting center in Budapest for the return flight.

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Nothing interesting on the back of the cover.

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It is quite similar to Item #14. Indeed it was prepared by the same person. However there are some differences.

1. The CDS in item #14 is: LEGI POSTA Budapest 72 CDS dated (1)937 MAR.27.N12. In item #20 it is: LEGI POSTA Budapest 72 CDS dated (1)937 MAR.27.E9

2. The CDS in item #14 for the sorting center on the return of the Zeppelin flight to Budapest is: BUDAPEST 29 MAR (1)931 20 G 741 G, while in item #20 the sorting CDS is: BUDAPEST (1)931 MAR 29 20 F 741 F

What do these differences between E9 and N12 in the cancels and "G" versus "F" on the sorting cancels mean?

I have no idea, perhaps someone knows?

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Just a wild guess: Could É9 and N12 refer to the hour of the cancel?

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carmel wrote:What do these differences between E9 and N12 in the cancels and "G" versus "F" on the sorting cancels mean?
É9 and N12 refer to the time of the cancel, as mentioned by kuikka.

É stands for éjjel or éjszaka, which translates to night. N stands for nappal, which translates to day. So, É9 is 9 P.M. and N12 is 12 P.M. or noon.

The letters "F" and "G", are control letters used by post offices.
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Hi,

Thanks Mark and Kuikka.

One learns new things every day.

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carmel wrote:Hi,

Item #17 is a cover from France, following liberation by Allied forces in WWII.

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Cancelled with PORNICHET 9-5-45 LOIRE-INFRE CDSs

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The cover is franked with four French stamps all overprinted with the word "LIBERATION":

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and the "Rare" upside down "LIBERATION" overprint 5 FR stamp:

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The reverse of the cover has a FROSSAY 16-5-45 LOIRE INFRE CDS

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I've posted this up a while back on another thread. I still don't know to much about this. Are these stamps listed in Maury?

Any information is appreciated.

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You have same kind of enveloppe as yours (liberation canceled pornichet) and signed by Mayer (the only reliable expert for Liberation stamps overprint).

So it might be possible, but I do not know if this is a correct one because lots of fakes (maybe less on enveloppes).

For the liberation stamps, only a very few cities have issued real stamps overprinted and are considered "ok" by the post office autorities. A lot of issues are considered as "per favor" and obviously philatelic (but are often scarse and can bring some money because a lot of people are trying to get it ...)
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Hi,

Thanks gugusg. The two covers look remarkably alike. It could be that mine is genuine.

Do you have any contact information for Mr. Mayer?

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Hi,

Item #21 is a cover from Transvaal. It was an impulse buy in the local flee market.

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I liked the Cleveland cancel (It seems Cleveland - Ohio has a competitor). The cover is franked with two stamps, a 1d stamp (SG 274) and a 4d stamp (SG 249 or 265, I can't differentiate) tied to the cover with two CLEVELAND 22 JUL 12 CDSs

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Neat clean and colorful.

The reverse is missing the flap.

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No idea what it's worth. But could not be resisted.

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Hi,

Item #22 is another Transvaal cover from the same correspondence.

It was franked with two Transvaal stamps. Different stamps from the ones used on previous cover, but the sum is 5d, so I assume that was the rate ate that time to Germany. The cover is franked with one 2d stamp (SG 275) and one 3d stamp (SG 248 or 264).

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The stamps are tied to the cover by a ROSHERVILLE 3-APR.p11 TRANSVAAL CDS. The cancel is curious. I What does p.11 mean? s it 1911?

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The reverse of the cover has the sender's name and address

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Again, neat clean and colorful. No idea what it's worth (probably nil).

This sums up my Transvaal cover collection.

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Hi,

It's been a while, but I'm back with more odds and ends.

Item #23 is a cover from Germany.

It is franked with two stamps. A light green Paul von Hindenburg 5pf stamp (Scott 368) and a carmine rose Paul von Hindenburg 15pf stamp (Scott 374).

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Nothing special about the stamps. However, the stamps are tied to the cover by a machine cancel with a Munich 2 CDS dated 21/7/31 and a slogan, showing an airplane with a propeller:

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The top of the slogan is a bit unclear so that I an uncertain what the first word is.

It was sent to a professor in a university in Czechoslovakia (this is all I make out of the handwriting).

There is also an 23.VII.31 Brno 2 receiving CDS on the front of the cover:

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The reverse has the details of a Munich hotel:

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Purchased for it's attractive slogan cancel. This is not something I usually collect, so any information is appreciated.

Is there a catalogue of German slogan cancels?

Cheers,

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It seems the letter was re-addressed to Velká nad Veličkou, a vilage in Hodonín District in the South Moravian Region. The olde address is crossed, and the new one hand written below.

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Hi,

Thanks Victor.

I'm not making any headway with the handwriting on the cover.

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Hi,

Item #24 is a railroad cover from South Africa. It is franked with a block of four 1/2d stamps (which I believe to be 1926 Scott 23) and one 1d stamps (which seems to be 1930 Scott 34), for a total of 3d:

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The stamps are tied by two oval ring cancels dated 16.MAR36 inscribed S.A.R. & H. on top and BRITS. 771 on the bottom:

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There is also a PRETORIA 17III36 CDS with 36 on the bottom:

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I've found the following information about S.A.R. & H. in the internet:

"On 31 May 1910 four British colonies of Natal, Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and Transvaal amalgamated to form the Union of South Africa. All the railways in South Africa became part of a unified state-owned railway system in 1916 when the Central South African Railways, the Cape Government Railways and the Natal Government Railways were all merged by an Act of Parliament. Thus was born the South African Railways and Harbours (SAR&H)."

BRITS. 771 was probably the line or the train identification. I've found the following information in the internet:

"In 1912, these locomotives were renumbered in the range from 767 to 778 and designated Class 10C on the South African Railways (SAR). In the 1930s, many serving locomotives were reboilered with a standard boiler type, designed by then CME A.G. Watson as part of his standardisation policy. Such Watson Standard reboilered locomotives were reclassified by adding an "R" suffix to their classification. All but two of the Class 10C locomotives, numbers 772 and 776, were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 1 boilers and reclassified to Class 10CR."

Perhaps this is my BRITS. 771.

The reverse of the cover is interesting too:

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It has a rail mail form attached and a clear railway cancel identical to the two cancels on the front:

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Couldn't work out the handwritten station.

Any information is appreciated.

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Carmel, you might not believe, or, perhaps, be laughing, but the name of the station is ... Brits :wink: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brits,_North_West

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Hi,

Thanks.

I assume that the 771 refers to engine 771 or line 771 and that Brits was on this line.

I hope someone from South Africa or a train cancel collector will have more information.

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Hi,

Item #25 is an airmail cover sent from Kuwait to the Netherlands.

It is franked with a single 1970 45 Fils stamp (SG491) - Woman Palestinian Commando stamp. The stamp is tied to the cover by a 2 NO 70 Kuwait CDS:

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Nothing on the reverse.

The cancel does not mention a town or post office. Does this mean that it's from Kuwait City GPO? The previous owner penciled in an arrow pointing to the K on the cancel, but it doesn't seem to point to anything special.

It seems like an example of a solo in period use. However, I have not been able to find rates for Kuwait for this period. Is it the correct rate for an airmail letter to the Netherlands?

SG lists the stamp in used condition at GBP 5.25. What is the value on cover, commercial, in period and solo use? Is there some kind of multiplier that should be applied?

Anyway, regardless of the value, IMHO it's a nice looking cover.

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carmel wrote:The stamp is tied to the cover by a 2 NO 70 Kuwait CDS:

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I strongly believe that it means November 2, 1970 :)

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Hi,

November it is.

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Hi,

item #26 is a cover which was sent around June 9, 1917 from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Spain. It is a small cover with a red wax seal on the reverse.

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The cover is franked with a 7-1/2 centavos Ceres definitive stamp (SG470) which was issued in 6.1912. The stamp is tied to the cover by an indistinct CDS which appears to be upside down relative to the cover. The numerals 17 can be seen.

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Perhaps someone with better eyes can see more details.

The cover is addressed to the International Philatelic Association in Madrid.

It was censored by the Portuguese censor, with censor tape at right and cancelled with two blue ink oval censor marks dated 9-JUN. 1917 with CENSURA on top and some kind of monogram on bottom with censor number 41.

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The censor tape has been cut back to reveal the address.

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The front of the cover is "busy" and includes various handwritten markings such as No. 33 on the upper left corner, perhaps a registered cover? And additional markings on the lower left corner, top center and blue crayon in the middle.

The reverse of the cover is also "busy" and interesting.

There is a red wax seal with a coat of arms, which is difficult to make out.

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A Lisbon pentagonal cancel dated 10.6.17 stamped after it was returned by the censor to the mail stream.

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A Madrid pentagonal cancel dated 11. JUN 17 with CERTIFICADO above the date, MADRID below the date and "S" and "I" (?) to each side. Which I assume to mean that the cover was registered or certified mail. Is there a difference between these terms or are they interchangeable?

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There are two more oval censure stamps and the censure tape.

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All in all an interesting little cover which raises many questions. What does the seal represent? Was it a registered cover? What is the monogram on the "censura" cancel and what does it stand for? What are the various pen and crayon markings? Who is the sender and the recipient?

Any information is appreciated.

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Carmel

In your German airmail cover #23, I think the first word of the slogan is Benutzt. "Benutzt die Luftpost!" could be translated as "Use airmail!"

If you google the phrase, you will find several examples of your slogan and what appear to be similar ones with different aircraft drawings.

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Hi,

On further observation, I believe that the "monogram" is not a monogram but a stylized "N" and that the inscription is "N_o 41".

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Hi,

Thanks Phil.

I see that there are indeed some varieties of the aircraft drawings. This reminds me of an Australian cancel with an aircraft with varieties that I noticed on a thread on the board a few weeks ago, but I can't recollect the details.

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Hi,

Item #27 is a cover from France it is franked with a 15fr Marianne (Scott 653) and tied with a 14-4 1954 PARIS 123 R. d'ANJOU (8e) CDS and a slogan cancel.

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I can't figure out the recipient's address.

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What does the slogan cancel say?

Nothing on the back of the cover.

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IMHO this particular Marianne issue is one of the more attractive issues issued by France, especially for a definitive issue.

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Hi,

Item #28 is an additional cover from France, sent by the same person to the same recipient.

It is franked with a 15fr Marianne (Scott 653) and tied with a 25-6 1954 PARIS 123 R. d'ANJOU (8e) CDS and a slogan cancel.

This slogan cancel is different from the one on the previous cover.

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What does the slogan cancel say?

Nothing going on in the back of the cover.

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Once again, an attractive stamp and a complete and legible slogan.

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Hi Carmel,

The last two lines of the general's address are Ouistreham-Riva-Bella, Calvados in Normandy.

Riva-Bella is Ouistreham's seaside beach area (close to D-Day's Sword beach).
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Ahoj Carmel!

Les écoles de l'Armée de l'Air vous donnent un métier

The last slogan reads 'Air Force Colleges provide you with (i.e. teach you) a Trade.

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Hi Honza and nigelc,

I didn't realize that the letters were addressed to a "General Bonnet".

I've tried to look him up on the internet, but no success.

Does anyone have any information on General Bonnet?

Kind of fitting slogan for a cover address to a general.

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Hi,

Item #29 is another German cover with an airmail related slogan cancel.

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The cover is franked with a 25pf von Hindenburg stamp (Scott 425?) tied with a 14.9.37 BERLIN CDS and a slogan cancel.

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The cover is back stamped with a 16.9.37 OSLO CDS.

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Neat airmail slogan.

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carmel wrote:Hi Honza and nigelc,

I didn't realize that the letters were addressed to a "General Bonnet".

I've tried to look him up on the internet, but no success.

Does anyone have any information on General Bonnet?

Kind of fitting slogan for a cover address to a general.

Cheers,

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Not sure if it's him but there was Major-General Etienne Bonnet (1878-1962), French General Officer Commanding Rear Area Zones of General Headquarters - http://generals.dk/general/Bonnet/Etienne/France.html

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Hi Victor,

Thanks,

I will check out General Etienne Bonnet.

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Hi,

Item #30 is a part of a WWI cover from Australia. Unfortunately part of the bottom of the has been removed.

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Its has a MELBOURNE 17JA18 CDS with a three line slogan cancel which says: "HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST" and is franked with a 2-1/2 d Kangaroo and Map stamp.

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I am uncertain which issue it is, nut a nice crisp looking specimen of this attractive design.

There is also a "PASSED" censor mark.

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Nothing interesting on the back of the cover.

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I am curious as to the stamp issue and it's ACSC number.

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Hi,

Item #31 is a registered cover from Moscow, Russia to Finland.

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It is franked with a 20 kopeck stamp (Scott 82?) tied to the cover by a 27.6.17 MOSCOW CDS. I have no idea what the wording on the bottom of the cancel stands for.

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There is also an oval red cancel with wording inside the outer ring and the date 14 VII 1917 inside the inner ring. The cancel is smudged and unclear. could it be a censor mark? Perhaps applied in Helsinki?

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The back of the cover is interesting.

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It has one faint red mark (probably the same as the red mark from the front of the cover) and three CDS back stamps.

Two HELSINGFORS HELSINKI 14 VII 17 CDSs with Cyrillic writing on the bottom.

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and a faint CDS dated 15 VII 17 but I can't make out the rest of the cancel.

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It's a neat looking cover, from an interesting period and I hope that some of the Russian and Finnish members will be able to shed some light on it.

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#31:

The second Finnish CDS says Nikolainkaupunki (Nicolai city) which was renamed after independence and is now known as Vaasa. You can see that in the address line as Wasa.

The Russian CDS uses Julian calendar while the Finnish CDS uses Gregorian calendar. Finnish CDS's are trilingual, showing the name of the city clockwise in Swedish, Finnish and Russian.

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Vaasa (Vasa in Swedish, also Waasa and Wasa) was officially known as Nikolainkaupunki (Nikolaistad in Swedish) 1855-1917. Apparently the city was still known also as Vaasa at that time as it is used on cover without any corrections. The name comes from Russian Czars, two of which had at that time name Nikolai (I and II). The likely reason why Vaasa was renamed is that it is named after Swedish king Gustav Vasa. Apparently Russia wanted to reduce the connection to Sweden also in names.

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Hi,

Thanks kuikka.

Now I know the details for the third back stamp.

Does anyone have any information on the red cancel? Is it a censor mark.

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Hi,

Anyone has any information regarding the red oval hand stamp on the front of the cover (item #31)?

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The lower text in the Moscow cds on the front side means "1st (mailing) department" (I экспедиция).
The red mark is indeed a censorship mark, by a military censor in Hensingfors
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Could the sensor mark be from Helsingfors? That is Helsinki in Swedish.

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kuikka wrote:Could the sensor mark be from Helsingfors? That is Helsinki in Swedish.
Why not? In July 1917, Finland (and Helsinki included - with its official name in Russian being Хельсингфорс / Helsingfors at that time) was a part of the Rusian Empire, though autonomous, and the Russian military censorship controlled all mail there, as well as in the Kingdom of Poland, for example.

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I asked because you spelled it Hensingfors, not Helsingfors. There potentially could be Hensingfors somewhere, although I'm not aware of it.

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It's just misspelling in my post. Sure, it's HeLsingfors, not HeNsingfors :lol:

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Hi,

Thanks for the information on the censor mark.

The cover was not described by the vendor as a censored cover, but I had a feeling that it was indeed censored. Great to have this verified.

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vicaf60 wrote:
kuikka wrote:Could the sensor mark be from Helsingfors? That is Helsinki in Swedish.
Why not? In July 1917, Finland (and Helsinki included - with its official name in Russian being Хельсингфорс / Helsingfors at that time) was a part of the Rusian Empire, though autonomous, and the Russian military censorship controlled all mail there, as well as in the Kingdom of Poland, for example.
Just noticed: Хельсингфорс is not what is written in the postmark. It seems to be Гельсингфорсъ.

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Yes, it was a common spelling at that time

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Hi,

Item #32 is a cover from Vienna, Austria to Philadelphia, Pa. USA.

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It is franked with a Scott 368 ultramarine 60 g stamp

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and tied with Two 30 III.38 1WIEN1 4f CDSs

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The vendor stated that the cover was addressed to the U.S. Quaker Services Director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Perhaps he got that from the name of the recipient, Clarence E. Pickett.

The cover had been opened and resealed

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The back of the cover has a purple hand stamp

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a two line currency control inscription "Devisenkontrolle / zollamtlich überprüft"

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Searching for similar covers I've found an auction catalog with a similar cover and hand stamp which states that this is "disguised censorship in the interim period between Anschluss (13.03.38) and referendum (10.04.38)".

The date on the CDS 30.3.38 falls withing this time period.

What is "disguised censorship"? and is my cover also a disguised censorship cover?

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As per Philaseiten the German "Devisenkontrolle" (Currency control) was extended to Austria after the Anschluss, "to prevent (foreign) currency leaving the country".
https://www.philaseiten.de/cgi-bin/muenzf.pl?F=28&ST=991&da=1&page=2

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Hi,

Item #33 is a cover from the US. I believe it's a philatelic cover.

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The cover was sent air mail special delivery from Cleveland Ohio to Albany, NY. It was franked with an imperforate 16c airmail special delivery stamp (Scott 771).

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With one MAY 20 CLEVELAND OHIO CDS with 1935 to right and "11" within killer cancel.

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A purple "Special Delivery" hand stamp and purple two line "Fee Claimed by Office / of First Address" hand stamp and faint purple "VIA AIR MAIL" hand stamp.

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The back of the cover has several back stamps and hand stamps.

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Back stamped with a MAY 20 1935 CDS with AMS killer cancel. What does AMS represent (perhaps Air Mail Service)?

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a three line purple "ALBANY NY TERM RPO TOURS / MAY 20 1935 / A.J. DALEY" hand stamp (no idea what it means):

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and a MAY 21 1935 ALBANY. N. Y. SPECIAL DELIVERY CDS

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All in all a busy and interesting cover.

However, I suspect that I overpaid for it. What is its value?

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Hi,

Item #34 is a censored cover sent from England to Austria.

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The cover was franked with a 2-1/2 d SG 466 or SG 489 and tied with a BRIGHTON & HOVE 20 FEB 1950 SUSSEX CDS and wavy lines. There are no air mail markings on the cover. It was sent to Vienna and re routed to Grodig.

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The cover has been opened by the censor in Vienna, Austria and closed with a censor tape and has been stamped with a purple circular censor hand stamp, with "866" in the center.

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The cover has been taxed and a black hand stamp with "T" inside has been applied. The sum of 57g is written in red crayon and circled with a pencil.

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The odd thing about this cover is that four postage due stamps in the sum of 57 g (2 g (SG D1179) + 5 g (SG D1181) + 10 g (SG D1183) + 40 g (SG D1186) = 57 g) have been pasted on the left hand side of the cover above the censor tape and the postage due stamps have been tied with two 1 WIEN 1 6f 24 11 50 CDSs.

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These postage due stamps pay the handwritten amount of 57 g.

However, there is another group of four postage due stamps (2 X 1 g (SG D1178) + 5 g (SG D1181) + 50 g (SG D1187) = 57 g) also in the amount of 57 g which are tied to the cover with two GRODIG 27.11.50 CDSs.

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Once again, the sum of 57 g has been paid in postage due stamps.

Nothing interesting on the back of the cover.

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What is the reason for this "double" assessment?

Note that inside the circle drawn around the handwritten 57 g there is a tiny violet hand stamp with the number "2" and that there are additional markings withing and under the black tax hand stamp.

I do not know the rate to Austria from England in February 1950.

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Hi,

Item #35 is a local cover sent from and to Colmar, France. It is addressed to the Mayor of Colmar.

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It is franked with a crimson rose 15 fr Marianne stamp (Scott 602)

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which is tied to the cover by a COLMAR R.P. 4-4 1950 CDS and a three line slogan cancel which says: "SOYEZ PREVOYANTS / CAISSE NATIONALE / D'EPARGNE"

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I have no idea what the slogan means in English and google translate resulted in gibberish.

What caught my eye is that the year in the CDS - 1950 - was inverted and is upside down.

Nothing interesting on the back of the cover.

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So what does the slogan say?

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I suppose it's a kind of advertising for the National Savings Fund

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