3C PAQUEOT RATE & MARKINGS
OVERSIZED POST CARD WERE CHARGED 1ST CLASS RATE
WWII MAIL SEIZURE & RETURN - THIS WAS A MONTH BEFORE PEARL HARBOR. THIS MAIL WAS PROBABLY TURNED IN TRANSIT AT PEARL HARBOR, AFTER DECEMBER 7, 1941! OR HAD LEFT HAWAII AND NEVER REACHING THE PHILIPPINES.
DEMONSTRATES 3c SURFACE RATE BETWEEN A TERRITORY & THE MAINLAND
SAMOA & PUERTO RICO
BEFORE THE BODY BAGS OF TODAY
GOOD EXCUSE FOR MAIL DELAY
SCOTCH TAPE ON STAMPS IS NEVER APPRECIATED...
THE POINTING FINGER...
3C RATE- (1½¢ PER 2OZ) THIRD-CLASS, SINGLE-PIECE RATE, W/PRE-CANCEL USAGE
Please, I NEED YOUR HELP. I have two (2) cards with the exact same red boxed 'RELEASED BY CENSOR" HANDSTAMP cancelled on 8/25 and 9/5; both cards addressed to Germany.
I have seen them no where else. The marking does not appear in, "CIVIL CENSORSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WAORLD WAR II", by Broderick & Mayo.
I believe these were interim U.S. CIVIL CENSORSHIP MARKINGS USED UNDER F.D.R.'S INITIAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY, used between AUGUST 15-20, 1939 and ceased by CONGRESS on or about SEPTEMBER 20, 1939. They are not British Markings. I have shown these to Bob Hohertz, who I consider the "Dean" of Prexies, and he has never seen the markings before. They appear to be a new discovery.
Does anyone in the SCF Family know ANYTHING about this handstamp. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
VERY EARLY USAGE - BRITISH TOMBSTONE CENSOR MARK
1944 -WWII US CENSOR MARK 1944
3C INTERNATIONAL TREATY RATE TO P.U.A.S. TREATY RATE COUNTRIES
(PUAS = Postal Union of the Americas and Spain - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Alhucemas Islands, Ceuta, Chaferinas or Zafarani Islands, Mellila, Penon de Velez de la Gomera, Tangier, and Andorra via Spain), Uruguay and Venezuela.)
PAIR OF CANAL ZONE OVERPRINT USAGE (SC# CZ119) - 1ST CLASS LETTER RATE Domestic Use
3½¢ - 3RD CLASS ODD SIZE & NON-STANDARD SIZE MAILING PIECE