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BELGIUM - Postal History

3128308  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 1032:1945 (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.
60.00
3128311  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 1033:1945 (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.
70.00
3128315  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 1034:1945 (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.
60.00
3128340  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 1035:1945 (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.
95.00
3128319  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 1036:1945 (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.
85.00
3128320  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 1037:1945 (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.
85.00
3128348  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 1038:1945 (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.
145.00
3128350  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 1039:1945 (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]
60.00
3128349  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 1040:1945 (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]
60.00
3128355  1945 (Oct 17) commercial airmail cover to Argentina endorsed 'Langue Française' with 15fr50c franking, tied by Antwerp datestamp, paying postage (3fr50c) & airmail fee (12fr), Type VII 'OAT' cachet in red applied in London. Likely route described in vendor's typed annotations. Scarce origin/destination for the period. [The 'Langue Francaise' endorsement indicates censorship was expected in Argentina. A cachet '1619' was applied on reverse by the censor, however the letter remained unopened]
Lot 1041:1945 (Oct 17) commercial airmail cover to Argentina endorsed 'Langue Française' with 15fr50c franking, tied by Antwerp datestamp, paying postage (3fr50c) & airmail fee (12fr), Type VII 'OAT' cachet in red applied in London. Likely route described in vendor's typed annotations. Scarce origin/destination for the period. [The 'Langue Francaise' endorsement indicates censorship was expected in Argentina. A cachet '1619' was applied on reverse by the censor, however the letter remained unopened]
95.00
   
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