Cyprus

Ref: G3251
  • £45.00

1944 registered and censored cover to Switzerland with a strip of three 2 Piastres cancelled REGISTERED NICOSIA 6 NOV 44. The cover was initially censored in Cyprus and resealed with ‘OPENED BY EXAMINER M / 6’ tape and then again censored in Egypt with’ OPENED BY CENSOR’ tape and censor handstamps. The cover eventually arrived in Lisbon with a backstamp 26 FEV 45 and stayed there for 7 months before arriving in Lugano on 7 October 45. In all the cover took 11 months to reach its’ destination! A most unusual delayed cover.