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Posted 12/12/2019   06:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Anthraquinone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It is not unusual to see covers from Halifax with a cachet reading "transmission delayed....". As convoys sailed from Halifax roughly each week I was looking for some info as to how long the letters were delayed for. So far I have only seen one suggestion that it was until the convoy had arrived in the UK.

Has anyone any info or a like to any article on this subject

AQ
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Posted 12/12/2019   08:45 am  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are you referring to second world war time frame? If so you should specify.
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2nd. WW would make sense. Convoys out of Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia in that time period. No doubt the mail was delayed.
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Posted 12/12/2019   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry I should have been much more specific. I knew what I wanted to find out but did not make it clear

Yes WW2.

The two line cachet
TRANSMISSION DELAYED / FOR PURPOSES OF SECURITY
is not uncommon on mail from Halifax. However it is not found on all mail. The 2 examples I have are postmarked just prior to the sailing date for a HX convoy to the UK but are addressed to the USA. You presumably would not expect this cachet on mail to the UK.

I understand that the mail could be delayed until any info it may have contained about a convoy would be out of date but as convoys left every week or so I woundered how long the security delay may have been. I cannot find any info on the internet.

Sorry for the original confusion

AQ
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