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BELGIUM - Postal History

1334  1945 (Feb 21) 1fr Postal Card uprated 1fr for airmail transit from Brussels (where censored) to Stockholm, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London, flown from Scotland to Stockholm by BOAC De Havilland Mosquito, as Norway still under occupation by Germany.
Lot 1334:1945 (Feb 21) 1fr Postal Card uprated 1fr for airmail transit from Brussels (where censored) to Stockholm, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London, flown from Scotland to Stockholm by BOAC De Havilland Mosquito, as Norway still under occupation by Germany.
50.00 40.00 R
1335  1945 (Apr 24) Atlas Machines Americaines advertising cover to New York, censored in Brussels with bilingual censor tape, Type I 'OAT' applied in London, probably carried per favour aboard military plane from London to USA as letter likely concerned Belgium's post-war reconstruction. Very fine condition.
Lot 1335:1945 (Apr 24) Atlas Machines Americaines advertising cover to New York, censored in Brussels with bilingual censor tape, Type I 'OAT' applied in London, probably carried per favour aboard military plane from London to USA as letter likely concerned Belgium's post-war reconstruction. Very fine condition.
60.00 48.00 R
1336  1945 (May 22) use of 1fr Postal Card uprated for airmail transit from Antwerp (where censored) to Sweden, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London, with termination of hostilities in Europe, cover could be safely flown from London to Stockholm overflying previously occupied Norway, cover re-directed twice on arrival.
Lot 1336:1945 (May 22) use of 1fr Postal Card uprated for airmail transit from Antwerp (where censored) to Sweden, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London, with termination of hostilities in Europe, cover could be safely flown from London to Stockholm overflying previously occupied Norway, cover re-directed twice on arrival.
50.00 40.00 R
1337  1945 (May 3) Le Duplex (paper suppliers) cover to USA with 11fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamp, paying postage (1fr75c) and airmail (10fr) fees, censored in Brussels, Type V 'OAT' cachet (oval 68x44mm) in red applied in London. Probable route described in vendor's typed annotations.
Lot 1337:1945 (May 3) Le Duplex (paper suppliers) cover to USA with 11fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamp, paying postage (1fr75c) and airmail (10fr) fees, censored in Brussels, Type V 'OAT' cachet (oval 68x44mm) in red applied in London. Probable route described in vendor's typed annotations.
80.00 64.00 R
1338  1945 (Jun 20) cover to Quito, Ecuador with 16fr75c franking paying postage (1fr75c) & airmail (15fr) fees, likely a triple-rate (5fr per 5gm) cover, though possibly 15fr was the Pan-Am single-rate fee to Ecuador (but was not widely published as being so), censored in Brussels with bilingual censor tape, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London. Unusual origin/destination item.
Lot 1338:1945 (Jun 20) cover to Quito, Ecuador with 16fr75c franking paying postage (1fr75c) & airmail (15fr) fees, likely a triple-rate (5fr per 5gm) cover, though possibly 15fr was the Pan-Am single-rate fee to Ecuador (but was not widely published as being so), censored in Brussels with bilingual censor tape, Type I 'OAT' cachet applied in London. Unusual origin/destination item.
100.00 90.00 sold
1339  1945 (Jul 14) double-rate airmail cover to California with 15fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and second-step airmail fee (14fr), Type I 'OAT' cachet (in purple-red) applied in London, dated censor cachets on reverse, passing the letter without opening; cover a little roughtly opened.
Lot 1339:1945 (Jul 14) double-rate airmail cover to California with 15fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and second-step airmail fee (14fr), Type I 'OAT' cachet (in purple-red) applied in London, dated censor cachets on reverse, passing the letter without opening; cover a little roughtly opened.
70.00 56.00 R
1340  1945 (Jul 14) double-rate airmail cover to Niagara Falls (NY) with 15fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and second-step airmail fee (14fr), Slightly smudged Type I 'OAT' cachet (in purple-red) applied in London.
Lot 1340:1945 (Jul 14) double-rate airmail cover to Niagara Falls (NY) with 15fr75c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and second-step airmail fee (14fr), Slightly smudged Type I 'OAT' cachet (in purple-red) applied in London.
70.00 56.00 R
1341  1945 (Aug 1) airmail cover to NSW with 30fr franking tied by Mechelin datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and airmail (28fr) fees (overpaid 25c) for letter weighing up to 20g, censored in Brussels then by BOAC to London where Type VI 'OAT' handstamp applied, thence by North Atlantic route via Gander to New York, then train to San Francisco and boat to Australia. Attractive multi-franking.
Lot 1341:1945 (Aug 1) airmail cover to NSW with 30fr franking tied by Mechelin datestamps, paying postage (1fr75c) and airmail (28fr) fees (overpaid 25c) for letter weighing up to 20g, censored in Brussels then by BOAC to London where Type VI 'OAT' handstamp applied, thence by North Atlantic route via Gander to New York, then train to San Francisco and boat to Australia. Attractive multi-franking.
120.00 96.00 R
1342  1945 (Sep 22) cover to Melbourne, with 17fr50 franking, tied by Mechelin datestamps, paying postage (3fr50c) and airmail (14fr) for item weighing up to 10g, Type VII 'OAT' cachet in red (32x17mm small rectangular boxed frame) applied in London, likely route thereafter fully described in vendor's type annotations. [Private mail to Australia did not resume via India until 1946 as airport in SE Asia needing repairing after the war]
Lot 1342:1945 (Sep 22) cover to Melbourne, with 17fr50 franking, tied by Mechelin datestamps, paying postage (3fr50c) and airmail (14fr) for item weighing up to 10g, Type VII 'OAT' cachet in red (32x17mm small rectangular boxed frame) applied in London, likely route thereafter fully described in vendor's type annotations. [Private mail to Australia did not resume via India until 1946 as airport in SE Asia needing repairing after the war]
50.00 40.00 R
1343  1945 (Oct 15) cover to Australian Jewish Welfare Association in Melbourne with 17fr50c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (3fr50c) and airmail (14fr) for item weighing up to 20g, Type VI 'OAT' cachet applied in London, probable route thereafter fully described in vendor's type annotations. [The Australian Jewish Welfare Association received lots of mail from Europe post-war from Jewish people in Europe hoping to settle as far away from Europe as possible]
Lot 1343:1945 (Oct 15) cover to Australian Jewish Welfare Association in Melbourne with 17fr50c franking, tied by Brussels datestamps, paying postage (3fr50c) and airmail (14fr) for item weighing up to 20g, Type VI 'OAT' cachet applied in London, probable route thereafter fully described in vendor's type annotations. [The Australian Jewish Welfare Association received lots of mail from Europe post-war from Jewish people in Europe hoping to settle as far away from Europe as possible]
50.00 40.00 R
   
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