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GOLD COAST - Postal History

3113927  1941 (Sep 3) United States Line Company printed cover to "Radio Operator, SS Cold Harbor" (New York) with 3d KGVI tied by Takoradi Wharf datestamp with perforated 1d Gold Coast Spitfires Fund label alongside, Gold Coast black on buff censor tape and 'PASSED BY CENSOR/8' handstamp in red. Fine item.
Lot 1280:1941 (Sep 3) United States Line Company printed cover to "Radio Operator, SS Cold Harbor" (New York) with 3d KGVI tied by Takoradi Wharf datestamp with perforated 1d Gold Coast Spitfires Fund label alongside, Gold Coast black on buff censor tape and 'PASSED BY CENSOR/8' handstamp in red. Fine item.
240.00
3128324  1943 (June 29) cover from Ariston Gold Mines to Erstfeld, Switzerland with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Prestea datestamps, censored in Lagos (Nigeria) and by the Wehrmacht in Paris, Type II 'OAT' cachet in violet (rare thus) applied in London, cover with some age staining. A scarce example of a private letter passing from Allied to German postal system to reach a neutral country. The probable route fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
Lot 1281:1943 (June 29) cover from Ariston Gold Mines to Erstfeld, Switzerland with 1/6d airmail rate franking tied by Prestea datestamps, censored in Lagos (Nigeria) and by the Wehrmacht in Paris, Type II 'OAT' cachet in violet (rare thus) applied in London, cover with some age staining. A scarce example of a private letter passing from Allied to German postal system to reach a neutral country. The probable route fully described in vendor's typed annotations.
95.00
   
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