6/1918 WWI unfranked British military mail to UK via Egyptian post; latest dated postmark, unusual routing
Lot #: 70713

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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 22 IV 1918 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from CAIRO to LONDON, tied by CAIRO-K postmark - late use in EEF period & with officer's signature; backstamped same day APO SZ 10 (Cairo) transit using large Proud-D7 postmark & marked by "Passed By Base Censor EEF" red handstamp (FB-PBC4); slit open at top. Unusual local routing from civilian to military post as most of the period military mail for abroad received by the civilian post office was not marked by a British military post office subsequent to overseas dispatch (although those marked like this generally originated from Cairo).


Product Tags: Egyptian, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, WWI Military Mail and Postal History from Egypt, United Kingdom and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route