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Form Oc-270 On Censored Prexie Cover To Argentina

 
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Posted 11/30/2021   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutchie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
See this censored double rate Prexie airmail cover to Argentina from March 8, 1944. It doesn't have the familiar censor tape on the left but it has a small censor form attached.

Who can tell more about this form? It has Form nr OC-270. It's not on the list of US postal forms as published on the USSS website. I have never seen it before.

I show frontside and backside of the cover.

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Posted 11/30/2021   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is NOT a USPS postal form. It is a US civilian censorship form.

The standard reference for this field is Broderick & Mayo "Civil Censorship in the United States During World War II", 1980.

This label is not listed there, but the Civil Censorship Study Group quarterly bulletin has listed many new labels.

The Examiner number "15004", shown on the label is from the Office of the New York Cable Censor. This makes sense given the return address.

The "1559" in the small rectangle with rounded corners is an Argentine censor mark.

Very nice cover.
Mike
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Posted 11/30/2021   8:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A very nice cover to a war neutral country between two Jewish news organizations.
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Posted 12/01/2021   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutchie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mike and Revcollector!
Time to become member of this CCSG.
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Posted 12/02/2021   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cover.

I have been keeping a database of this label, with the help of several other CCSG postal historians. I have, so far, recorded 30 genuine uses and one fake (label added to cover post-war).

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