Ireland

Ref: G3867
  • £425.00

1920 cover to Mesopotamia with a pair of 1d’s cancelled BELFAST 20 DE 20, that was seized by the IRA and opened. A ‘Censored by I.R.A.’ has been hand written and the damaged envelope resealed by ‘Found Open (Or Torn) And Officially Secured’ labels. These have been tied on the back by Army Letter Office London 4 JA 21 cancels. Covers going out of Ireland to anywhere other than England are rare, this going to Mesopotamia is believed the only one recorded.