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1940 Iraq - 1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
1940 Iraq - 1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
1940 Iraq
1940 envelope from Osaka, Japan, to Baghdad, franked at a double weight, the stamps cancelled 15.11.14. (1940) The cover has bilingual “FOUND OPEN or DAMAGED AND OFFICIALLY SECURED” labels affixed on all four sides, (Drummond OS4) which have been tied by BAGHDAD 18 DEC 40 datestamps. A very uncommon item. As this corresponds with another damaged registered cover from the same sender to the same addressee on the same dates, it is possible that the mail was either stolen or ransacked by someone. A scarce item.
£395.00
Reference: K2818

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