4/1918 WWI unfranked British military mail to UK via Egyptian post with Union Club cachet, unusual routing
Lot #: 70720

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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 28 AP 1918 stampless OAS "Union Club" stationary cover from PORT SAID to LONDON tied by PORT SAID-D postmark; endorsed by officer for free mail, cover marked by light green round Union Club cachet; backstamped same day APO SZ 22 (General Headquarters Lines of Communication, PORT SAID) transit. 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 - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route