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Red Cross, Displaced Persons Camps & Postage Exempt Civilian Mail

0811140444
1948-49 War Arab POW cover HEBRON via GAZA & Red Cross to Israel, uncensored
1948-49 War Arab POW mail: 27 SEP 1948 cover from HEBRON with typewritten English & Arabic handwritten address to Arab prisoner of war at "Camp No. 1" (noted as 791 Camp by one of the transmitting authorities), franked 10m per period domestic letter rate using Egyptian Palestine overprinted single & tied by strike of the rare local postmark: although on the West Bank, Hebron was under Egyptian con...
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0929137713
1948 Israel Independence War cover Arab POW ex TULKAREM via Red Cross RAMALLAH
1948-49 War Arab POW mail: [7 DEC 1948] stampless cover from TULKAREM to "Central Detention Camp | Prisoner no. 3381 | El-sayed Mohamed Saeed Dood El-Samra | By International Red Cross | Ramallah", originally franked (Jordanian stamp) & tied by reintroduced Mandate double-ring postmark, now removed & most of postmark not visible (manuscript date written top front, presumably dispatch); front-stam...
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0726134434
1951 censored airmail cover Israel-EAST BERLIN, full tabbed 1st Airmails stamp
1950 1st airmail to Russian Zone: 8 FEB 1951 "Lacol" austerity period stationary airmail cover from JERUSALEM to old age home in "RUSSIAN ZONE" BERLIN "Germany" (East Germany) franked 40pr at the FA-2a period rate to Europe using left marginal full tabbed 40pr (Ba #34) tied by single strike of local postmark, with Israeli "zayin" censor cachet on front; handwritten arrival 14-II-51 on front; slit ...
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0932139233
1967 Belgian airmail Jordanian JLEM; withheld & forwarded to Israel by Red Cross
Jordanian post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 13 JUNE 1967 [airmail] cover from BRUSSELS to JERUSALEM "JORDAN", franked 7F & tied by local machine cancel; as of 7 June locale part of Israel, but cover routed via JORDAN, where backstamped 19 JUN 67 AMMAN transit: between June-Aug 1967 Jordan accumulated all mail received for newly Israeli-conquered territories & then delivered them via Red ...
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0910139234
1967 War Red Cross delivered Spanish airmail to Jordanian JERUSALEM now Israel
Jordanian post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 21 JUNE 1967 airmail cover from PAMPLONA Spain to JERUSALEM "JORDAN", meter franked 12Pts & tied by local postmark; as of 7 June locale part of Israel, but cover still routed via JORDAN, where backstamped 25 JUN 67 AMMAN transit: between June-Aug 1967 Jordan accumulated all mail received for newly Israeli-conquered territories & then delivered ...
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1861-1865 American Civil War - Confederate States of America

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4-5 Feb 1861 1st day of Confederacy/Civil War mail cover using Union US Postage
Independent States & CSA Use of US Postage > Georgia & South Carolina - 1st Day of the Confederacy: Feb. 4 1861 (1st Day of Confederacy) docketed cover from SAVANNAH Georgia to CHARLESTON South Carolina, franked 3c per period (US) domestic letter rate using US #26 dull red Washington Type III stamp, tied by round grid obliterator & FEB 5 [1861] local circular date-stamp in field (1st full day of t...
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0819134045
1 June 1861 1st Day Confederate Postal service MOBILE-MACON Civil War mail cover
1st Day of the Confederate Postal System: stampless JUN 1 1861 postmarked cover from MOBILE Alabama to Dr. W. Hopkins of MACON Mississippi, tied by near-full strike of full-dated double ringed datestamp & boxed PAID 5 handstamp (CSA cat type B - similar but slightly different "5" digit); professionally rebacked with original cover backside; most of the original gum is intact - possibly mailed unse...
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0922134044
20 June 1861 Interim Independent/Confederate East Tennessee Civil War mail cover
Interim Independent / Confederate Tennessee era mail: stampless "MONTVALE Tenn 20th JUNE 1861" manuscript dated cover to "Hon. Howell Cobb, RICHMOND, Virginia", with manuscript notation at top right "Pd 5 Cts".Interesting postal history: the Confederacy suspended Federal mail service within its borders as of 1 June - but not in Tennessee, whose government had not yet passed an Ordinance of Secessi...
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0891134051
1861 US Civil War southbound across lines Private Express LOUISVILLE-MACON mail
Southbound Across-the-Lines Private Express mail: JUL 30 1861 postmarked 3c star-die (POD US watermarked) envelope (US #U27) from LOUISVILLE Kentucky to J. F. Dickinson of MACON Georgia, carried by the Adams Express Company, which tied its full-dated ADAMS EX. CO. circular datestamp to the embossed frank; the manuscript "2/-" near the frank was shorthand for the total express charge to pay over an...
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0745134048
1861 Civil War Prize Court captured blockade-runner SOUTH CAROLINA-CUBA cover
Civil War 'Prize Court' captured "blockade-runner" mail: stampless AUG 15 [1861] postmarked cover from PENDLETON South Carolina to "Emilio Puig, Care of Spanish Consul, CHARLESTON S.C.", tied by full single strike of local circular datestamp in blue & [postage] PAID 5 handstamp (CSA type C) at top right. The year of dispatch is confirmed by the rate paid: on 1 July 1862 the domestic letter rate wa...
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0801134052
4 May 1862 Confederate States Navy USS VIRGINIA/MERRIMACK drop-letter rate cover
Confederate States Navy "MERRIMACK" / drop-letter rate mail: MAY 4 [1862] postmarked outer lettersheet (light-blue lined writing paper) to Mrs. H. Ashton Ramsay, Care of D?Arcy Paul, Esq., PETERSBURG [Virginia], franked 5 cents using a single blue CSA 4-2 stamp with large to full margins, affixed with red sealing wax & tied by single strike of local postmark in blue.The postage paid reflects the p...
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0754134050
Louisiana PATTERSONVILLE Confederate Army Reserve Corps couriered military mail
Confederate Army couriered mail: dateless/stampless cover addressed to "Captain Wm. Devlin, Com'dg C.S.R. Corps, PATTERSONVILLE, La [Louisiana]", with manuscript directive at lower left "Per Courier" & endorsement at top "Official | Hd. Qrs En'g. Officer | Psh of St. Mary". Opened roughly at right (piece missing); opened on all 3 sides for display.The cover was sent from the Headquarters of the En...
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1870 Franco-Prussian War

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Aug 1870 Franco-Prussian War incoming Martinique-PARIS cover with 3 color franks
Franco-Prussian War era incoming overseas mail: 9 AUG 1870 stamped folded letter from ST. PIERRE (Martinique) to PARIS, franked 70c using 3-color French Colonial frankings (Mi 3, 4, 5) tied by 3 strikes of the local MQE initialled lozenge obliterators + 'paid to destination' red PD cachet; front-stamped 27 AUG 1870 arrival - about a week before the downfall of the Second Empire & the establishment...
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1899-1902 Second Boer War

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1900 Boer War early date stampless cover, POW Port Elizabeth concentration camp
Second Boer War (1899-1902) mail: 13 DEC 1900 stampless plain envelope endorsed "No Stamps Available / from Prisoner of War" in PORT ELIZABETH to addressee in HUMANSDORP in "CC" (Cape Colony), opened and sealed by censor using horizontal black on pink V. Arms R. /Opened Under Martial Law label - tied by local postmark on back; backstamped DE 15 1900 arrival. Slit open at bottom, with 2 filing hole...
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0913142620
1901 Boer War franked & censored cover POW at RAGAMA camp Ceylon to HUMANSDORP
Second Boer War (1899-1902) mail: 25 JULY 1901 plain envelope from RAGAMA prisoner of war camp in Ceylon to addressee in HUMANSDORP in Cape Colony "South Africa", franked 6c, opened and sealed by censor using vertical black on pink E. Arms R. /Opened Under Martial Law label tied by oval camp censor cachet, then frank tied by RAGAMA CAMP skeleton postmark, same day COLOMBO transit (postmark on fron...
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1914-1919 WWI era civilian mail

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WWI 1917 local Polish post CIECHOCINEK-WARSAW mail, local charge cachet & frank
WWI era local Polish post: 25 JULY 1917 postmarked touristic picture postcard of Alexandrowo (by George Stilke publishers of Berlin) with German message, from CIECHOCINEK to WARSAW; as of 1915 the Warsaw region of the former area of Congress Poland was occupied by Germany and the zone renamed "General Gouvernement Warschau" (General Governorate Warsaw): the occupying force did not provide any loca...
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0644134873
1919 WWI Egypt franked British army OHMS cover BASE APO Z scarce postmark
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 21 AU 1921 OHMS cover from BASE APO Z (ALEXANDRIA) to swimming club ALEXANDRIA, franked 5m per letter rate & tied by full strike scarce skeleton single circle postmark Proud-D7; backstamped same day arrival using local civilian post office postmark. Slit open at top, very fine....
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1914-1919 WWI era military mail

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1914 WWI Egyptian MILITARY POST OFFICE ALEXANDRIA postmark on British stamp
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: full strike 19 XII 1914 MILITARY POST OFFICE ALEXANDRIA postmark (FB A1) tied to cutout of 1d frank SG337. "Military" PO here was Egyptian civilian post office located near British military establishments....
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0580134885
1919 post-WWI Egyptian army PO ALEXANDRIA postmark on British army cover to UK
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 2 I 1919 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to KIRKBY STEPHEN, tied by 2 full strikes of MILITARY POST OFFICE ALEXANDRIA postmark (FB A2) on front + 1 on back; opened gently at back....
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0566134907
1915 WWI stampless British army cover via Egyptian post on 1st day serving army
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 6 V 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from BACOS (Alexandria) to LONDON, tied by local postmark on earliest known date of use (Firebrace lists this post office as serving British Army as of 6 May) & backstamped 16 V 1915 ALEXANDRIA-B transit; front-stamped 26 MAY 1915 HAMMERSMITH W machine cancel & locally re-routed; very fine....
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0624134888
1915 WWI Egypt franked British Red Cross/Order St John mail cover to UK
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 X 1915 British Red Cross/Order St. John stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to LONDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & not military post, so franked 5m per letter rate & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark ALEXANDRIA-C; cover bears red "official" cachet of BRC/OSJ & would have been eligible for free postage via British Army post as of June. Open...
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0510134889
1915 WWI Egypt stampless British army OAS cover with earliest dated postmark
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 3 XII 1915 stampless OAS picture postcard of camels in field, from territorial force nursing service in ALEXANDRIA to LONDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & tied by ALEXANDRIA-F postmark type A1 on earliest known date of use; signed by officer (the sender) for free mail....
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0518134892
1915 WWI stampless British army cover via Egyptian post, earliest dated postmark
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 X 1915 stampless OAS "honour" envelope from ALEXANDRIA to MARCH tied by ALEXANDRIA-G postmark type A3 on earliest date known of use; torn open at back, part missing....
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0600134893
WWI Egypt stampless/unendorsed British army cover earliest dated postmark
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 22 X 1915 stampless OAS stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to LONDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & tied by ALEXANDRIA-J postmark type A4 on earliest known date of use; cover not endorsed by approving office for free post - but not taxed. Slit open at top, some edge tears....
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