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Postal History continued...

Military-/War-Related Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
791   imagePanama Canal Department WWI Censored Covers, 103 covers and picture postcards with "Military Censorship P.C.D." boxed handstamp and the signature of the person who censored the content, frankings include 1c Balboa (17 picture postcards and 7 covers), two covers with 1c and 2c issues, and 2c Balboa (5 picture postcards and 76 covers (including a few postal entires)), mostly from Corozal, Culebra, Fort Amador, Fort Sherman, and Gatun, also includes few from Ancon, Cristobal, Empire, Las Cascadas, and "The Panama Canal R.P.O.", 7 fronts not counted, censored handstamps are in purple, blue, magenta, black, includes July 2 1918 censor (earliest reported date; the marking was first unsed on July 1 but none have yet turned up), frankings include singles from booklet panes, couple with original letter, most to the US, few faults as always, generally Fine to Very Fine strikes, accompanied by copy of June 2013 article in COPACARTA by David Zemer and a copy of an e-mail from Zemer to Demski. See everything online. Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Video for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,500-2,500
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
792   imageCanal Zone War Censored Covers, 68 covers and 15 picture postcards, sorted by denomination, most to the US but 6 to England, 5 to A.E.F. in France, 2 to Canada, 3 to Denmark, 1 to Holland and 1 to Western Australia, other better include US No. 399 tied by "U.S. Post Office Shanghai China Nov. 29, 1917" duplex with printed corner card to the Canal Zone and a cover from Jamaica to Cristobal ent postage due and franked with Canal Zone No. J9 (heavily toned), see all 83 online. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.8 lbs. (Video for this lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
793 cover   image1917, German Detention Camp, Taboga, R. de P., ten covers consisting of six with the handstamp in either violet or magenta or blue, consisting of four stampless legal sized penalty envelopes including two to Camp Gaillard and one with violet "Mailed by Interned Alien Enemy" and boxed censor handstamps, and two normal size with the handstamp including one with 2c Balboa and other stampless -- these six covers are discussed in an accompanying article -- also includes two with 5c stamps to Germany (same sender) with a return address of one of the German ships in the Canal Zone impounded in 1914 when WWI broke out -- these two covers are discussed in accompanying e-mail exchange between Mike Demski and David Zemer -- also includes one stampless cover with violet "Mailed by Interned Alien Enemy" and boxed censor handstamps and a postal reply card from Jamaica to Panama City (same recipient as previous cover) -- accompanied by article by David Zemer that appeared in the 4th quarter 2009 issue of Canal Zone Philatelist where he provides a census of 23 known covers (but only one of the covers here is on the census), three of the legal sized covers are creased, otherwise Very Fine lot, see them all online. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
794   imagecirca WWII Military Mail, many hundreds of covers, mostly 1940's and early 1950's, many from military personnel (often soldiers) stationed in the Canal Zone during WWII, better covers include many censored, many War Department and Navy Department corner cards, handwritten corner cards include Naval Air Station, Naval Hosptial, A.P.O.s, and much more, most addressed to the US, also includes some not military related, in 3 16 x 12 in. plastic tubs, usual mixed condition as always with censored wartime covers, generally Fine to Very Fine, most of these covers retail in the $10-$25 range, making this is a great lot for an eBay seller. Shipping charges apply - weight 24 lbs. (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction

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