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BERMUDA - Postal History

3115732  1941 (Jan 13) cover to USA with 1½d KGVI pair tied by St Georges datestamp, red on white 'PC 102/OPENED BY/CENSOR/80' tape, fine condition. [Censor label No 80 is unrecorded by Peter Flynn in 'Intercepted in Bermuda: The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail During the Second World War']
Lot 1603:1941 (Jan 13) cover to USA with 1½d KGVI pair tied by St Georges datestamp, red on white 'PC 102/OPENED BY/CENSOR/80' tape, fine condition. [Censor label No 80 is unrecorded by Peter Flynn in 'Intercepted in Bermuda: The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail During the Second World War']
420.00

BELGIUM - Postal History

3115708  1940 (Dec 16) Belgian Government In Exile (USA) cover to UK with 5c Prexie tied by New York machine cancel, opened by British Censors in Bermuda with tape applied, addressed to Otto Wambach a member of the Belgian Govt in Exile who after March 1940 resided in various buildings in Eaton Square close to the Belgian Embassy. [It is entirely possible that Wambach acted as a conduit for forwarding mail to families living in Occupied Belgium]
Lot 1602:1940 (Dec 16) Belgian Government In Exile (USA) cover to UK with 5c Prexie tied by New York machine cancel, opened by British Censors in Bermuda with tape applied, addressed to Otto Wambach a member of the Belgian Govt in Exile who after March 1940 resided in various buildings in Eaton Square close to the Belgian Embassy. [It is entirely possible that Wambach acted as a conduit for forwarding mail to families living in Occupied Belgium]
60.00

FRANCE - Postal History

3115761  1941 (Feb 20) registered cover addressed to Mint Stamp Bank, Columbia, Louisiana with 2f50c Anti-Cancer Fund pair plus 1fr Mistral pair tied by Nice datestamps, intercepted in Bermuda with mss "Condemn/verify" mss notation on reverse, held for nine years, with 'Released by/Prize Court' two-line handstamp and Hamilton '3FEB50' datestamp on reverse, plus New York transit & Columbia arrival datestamps. Nice Prize Court item.
Lot 1748 [1 of 2]:1941 (Feb 20) registered cover addressed to Mint Stamp Bank, Columbia, Louisiana with 2f50c Anti-Cancer Fund pair plus 1fr Mistral pair tied by Nice datestamps, intercepted in Bermuda with mss "Condemn/verify" mss notation on reverse, held for nine years, with 'Released by/Prize Court' two-line handstamp and Hamilton '3FEB50' datestamp on reverse, plus New York transit & Columbia arrival datestamps. Nice Prize Court item. Lot 1748 [2 of 2]:1941 (Feb 20) registered cover addressed to Mint Stamp Bank, Columbia, Louisiana with 2f50c Anti-Cancer Fund pair plus 1fr Mistral pair tied by Nice datestamps, intercepted in Bermuda with mss "Condemn/verify" mss notation on reverse, held for nine years, with 'Released by/Prize Court' two-line handstamp and Hamilton '3FEB50' datestamp on reverse, plus New York transit & Columbia arrival datestamps. Nice Prize Court item.
575.00

GERMANY - Postal History

3115751  1940 (May 28) dual censorsed cover to USA with Hindenburg 20pf x5 & 50pf tied by Berlin datestamps, intercepted by censor at Bermuda where 'PC 102/OPENED BY/CENSOR./56' tape applied. [Peter Flynn 'Intercepted in Bermuda: The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail During the Second World War', records only five Censor 56 labels]
Lot 1828 [1 of 2]:1940 (May 28) dual censorsed cover to USA with Hindenburg 20pf x5 & 50pf tied by Berlin datestamps, intercepted by censor at Bermuda where 'PC 102/OPENED BY/CENSOR./56' tape applied. [Peter Flynn 'Intercepted in Bermuda: The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail During the Second World War', records only five Censor 56 labels] Lot 1828 [2 of 2]:1940 (May 28) dual censorsed cover to USA with Hindenburg 20pf x5 & 50pf tied by Berlin datestamps, intercepted by censor at Bermuda where 'PC 102/OPENED BY/CENSOR./56' tape applied. [Peter Flynn 'Intercepted in Bermuda: The Censorship of Transatlantic Mail During the Second World War', records only five Censor 56 labels]
160.00

PORTUGAL - Postal History

3115740  1940 (Jul 3) Clipper mail printed cover to Chicago, with $1.75 pairs x2 plus 25c x3 tied by Lisbon datestamps, intercepted in Bermuda by Censor with red on white 'PC102/OPENED BY CENSOR./59' censor tape applied, opened on two sides, minor aging.
Lot 2228:1940 (Jul 3) Clipper mail printed cover to Chicago, with $1.75 pairs x2 plus 25c x3 tied by Lisbon datestamps, intercepted in Bermuda by Censor with red on white 'PC102/OPENED BY CENSOR./59' censor tape applied, opened on two sides, minor aging.
105.00
   
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