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CYPRUS - Postal History

3115769  1954 (Jul) EOKA uprising cover to Paphos (backstamp) with 1½pi KGVI Pictorial tied by 'LEMONIA/G.R./RURAL/SERVICE/CYPRUS' datestamp, used as a travel permit with signed endorsement on reverse "The holder of this document is permitted to depart from the colony w/o complying with the requirement of Section 3 of Law 2 of 1938." Rare survivor.
Lot 1703:1954 (Jul) EOKA uprising cover to Paphos (backstamp) with 1½pi KGVI Pictorial tied by 'LEMONIA/G.R./RURAL/SERVICE/CYPRUS' datestamp, used as a travel permit with signed endorsement on reverse "The holder of this document is permitted to depart from the colony w/o complying with the requirement of Section 3 of Law 2 of 1938." Rare survivor.
480.00

CYPRUS - Military - World War II Period

3114151  1942 (Jan 30) stampless cover used locally within Larnaca, cancelled on reverse Indian 'FPO 23' datestamp (used in Larnaca) & with violet framed 'BY/UNIT/CENSOR/793' handstamp (Daynes A 300) on face and with Larnaca arrival datestamp, some foxing. Very scarce locally used censored item.
Lot 1704:1942 (Jan 30) stampless cover used locally within Larnaca, cancelled on reverse Indian 'FPO 23' datestamp (used in Larnaca) & with violet framed 'BY/UNIT/CENSOR/793' handstamp (Daynes A 300) on face and with Larnaca arrival datestamp, some foxing. Very scarce locally used censored item.
48.00
3113937  1943-45 stampless covers to UK all cancelled with 'FPO 164' datestamps comprising [1] 1940 (Nov 18) with Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/64' handstamp; [2] 1944 (Nov 28) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/198' handstamp; & [3] 1945 (Mar 2) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/93' handstamp. [Colley & Garrard record Type R12 censor only being used in Cyprus between November 1944 and July 1945, use of Type R12 '93' is previously unrecorded] (3)
Lot 1705 [1 of 3]:1943-45 stampless covers to UK all cancelled with 'FPO 164' datestamps comprising [1] 1940 (Nov 18) with Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/64' handstamp; [2] 1944 (Nov 28) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/198' handstamp; & [3] 1945 (Mar 2) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/93' handstamp. [Colley & Garrard record Type R12 censor only being used in Cyprus between November 1944 and July 1945, use of Type R12 '93' is previously unrecorded] (3)Lot 1705 [2 of 3]:1943-45 stampless covers to UK all cancelled with 'FPO 164' datestamps comprising [1] 1940 (Nov 18) with Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/64' handstamp; [2] 1944 (Nov 28) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/198' handstamp; & [3] 1945 (Mar 2) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/93' handstamp. [Colley & Garrard record Type R12 censor only being used in Cyprus between November 1944 and July 1945, use of Type R12 '93' is previously unrecorded] (3)Lot 1705 [3 of 3]:1943-45 stampless covers to UK all cancelled with 'FPO 164' datestamps comprising [1] 1940 (Nov 18) with Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/64' handstamp; [2] 1944 (Nov 28) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/198' handstamp; & [3] 1945 (Mar 2) with Type R12 'RAF/CENSOR/93' handstamp. [Colley & Garrard record Type R12 censor only being used in Cyprus between November 1944 and July 1945, use of Type R12 '93' is previously unrecorded] (3)
120.00

GREAT BRITAIN - Military - World War II Period

3115780
 Cyprus 1941-45 group of stampless covers x4 plus printed YMCA and Active Service Honour Envelope each franked with 10d KGVI, all with FPO '164' datestamps and various censor handstamps. (6)
Lot 2003 [1 of 6]:Cyprus 1941-45 group of stampless covers x4 plus printed YMCA and Active Service Honour Envelope each franked with 10d KGVI, all with FPO '164' datestamps and various censor handstamps. (6)Lot 2003 [2 of 6]:Cyprus 1941-45 group of stampless covers x4 plus printed YMCA and Active Service Honour Envelope each franked with 10d KGVI, all with FPO '164' datestamps and various censor handstamps. (6)Lot 2003 [3 of 6]:Cyprus 1941-45 group of stampless covers x4 plus printed YMCA and Active Service Honour Envelope each franked with 10d KGVI, all with FPO '164' datestamps and various censor handstamps. (6)
60.00
3114148  Cyprus 1944 (Feb 8) cover to UK with 10d KGVI tied by Indian Type FPO R 7 datestamp (used at Limassol) framed Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/368' handstamp in violet, missing backflap. [Colley & Garrard record RAF Censor 368 as being used by No 237 AMES in Cyprus during January 1944, this cover extends that date into February]
Lot 2004:Cyprus 1944 (Feb 8) cover to UK with 10d KGVI tied by Indian Type FPO R 7 datestamp (used at Limassol) framed Type R11 'RAF/CENSOR/368' handstamp in violet, missing backflap. [Colley & Garrard record RAF Censor 368 as being used by No 237 AMES in Cyprus during January 1944, this cover extends that date into February]
80.00

INDIA - Military - World War II Period

3114150  Cyprus 1941 (Dec 8) cover sent by airmail to Bangalore with India KGVI 8a tied Indian 'FPO 89 datestamp (used at Limossol) with violet triangular 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/(crown)/1002' handstamp, on reverse triangular Indian censor handstamp in green (Daynes Type IND 110) and Bangalore boxed slogan arrival datestamp. [Proud records Indian FPO 89 used in Limossol for 4 months only between Nov 41 and Mar 42, and it is seldom seen]
Lot 2056:Cyprus 1941 (Dec 8) cover sent by airmail to Bangalore with India KGVI 8a tied Indian 'FPO 89 datestamp (used at Limossol) with violet triangular 'PASSED BY/CENSOR/(crown)/1002' handstamp, on reverse triangular Indian censor handstamp in green (Daynes Type IND 110) and Bangalore boxed slogan arrival datestamp. [Proud records Indian FPO 89 used in Limossol for 4 months only between Nov 41 and Mar 42, and it is seldom seen]
105.00
3114149  Cyprus 1943 (Dec 5) cover to Civil Hospital, Quetta, India, c/o Post Master GPO Lahore with India KGVI 8a tied Indian 'FPO R6' datestamp (use at Nicosia) with 'PASSED BY/CENSOR 714' handstamp in violet, on reverse smudged Quetta arrival datestamp. [Difficult FPO datestamp, used only between Jan-Nov 1943 in Cyprus]
Lot 2057:Cyprus 1943 (Dec 5) cover to Civil Hospital, Quetta, India, c/o Post Master GPO Lahore with India KGVI 8a tied Indian 'FPO R6' datestamp (use at Nicosia) with 'PASSED BY/CENSOR 714' handstamp in violet, on reverse smudged Quetta arrival datestamp. [Difficult FPO datestamp, used only between Jan-Nov 1943 in Cyprus]
95.00
   
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