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Imprinted Envelopes, cont. HS-1 - HS-25

   

For the first time i noted and recorded here that various Imprinted Envelopes exist in several envelope sizes, Something not noted, recorded and reported previously. Similar to what i have noted, recorded and published also for the Nairn Publicity Envelopes.

 

Notes:

  • Black and White (B/W) images are images copied from the handbook and are only shown as reference, neither in actual size, nor are they described.

  • If a link in the column "Cover Image" is provided, a fully size high resolution image of the cover bearing the respective Handstamp. That image will open in a new layer.

  • If you copy the image that has been scanned from the original cover and open and enlarge it with a graphic program you will see measuring lines around the handstamp imprint. These lines indicate the measuring border from which the actual measurement has been taken.

Handbook Number

Image

Cover Image

Handbook Size

Measured size

Size of Envelope

Comment

IE-01 (1)

Front

74 x 18 mm

73,20 x 18,80 mm

On cover from Abadan, Iran to England.

IE-01 (2)

Front-1
Front-2
Reverse

74 x 18 mm

nn,nn x 18,80 mm

On a March 1932 cover from Iran to Egypt. The second known copy and the earliest usage of this imprinted envelope. The Overland Mail imprint is covered by a paper strip and was sent by Air Mail instead.
Width can not be verified since the right side of the imprint is covered by a stamp.

IE-02

Front
Reverse

51 x 20 mm

51,00 x 20,30 mm

On cover together with "Late Fee Paid" handstamp

IE-03

Front

55 x 23 mm

55,30 x 23,60 mm

IE-04 (1)

Front

83 x 12 mm

83,40 x 11,80 mm

 151,80 x 90,03 mm

IE-04 (2)

Front

Reverse

83 x 12 mm

83,60 x 11,70 mm

151,90 x 91,50 mm

Envelope silightly out of rectangular shape.

IE-04 (3)

Front

Reverse

83 x 12 mm

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Used 09.07.1937 from Nasseri to England

IE-05 (1)

Front

59 x 18 mm

58,90 x 18,40 mm

 154,00 x 100,00 mm

IE-05 (2)

Front

Reverse

59 x 18 mm

58,60 x 18,40 mm

 154,00 x 101,00 mm

Cover dated 1 April 1931, sent to Bermuda

IE-05 (3)

Front

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Used from Iraq

IE-05 (4)

Front

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Used from Baghdad, Iraq to England, dated 12 July 1931

IE-05 small (I)

Front

Reverse

59 x 18 mm

59,00 x 18,50 mm

 134,00,00 x 88,00 mm

Apparently same imprint as IE-05 (1) and (2) but envelope size is different.

IE-06

 

60 x 19 mm

   

red color

IE-07

 

59 x 18 mm

   

red color

IE-08 (1)

Front

46 x 16 mm

45,70 x 15,90 mm

 151,80 x 90,30 mm

IE-08 (2)

Front

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Used from Abadan, Iran, dated 02.01.1926 to England

IE-09

 

57 x 15 mm

   

red color

IE-10

Front

60 x 17 mm

59,50 x 16,60 mm

152,60 x 10,08 mm

 

IE-10 (2)

Front

60 x 17 mm

59,10 x 16,60 mm

 153,90 x 10,05 mm

 

IE-11

 

59 x 16 mm

   

red color

IE-12

 

unknown

   

red color

IE-13

Front

58 x 14 mm

57,80 x 15,90 mm

The second envelope known, this one is sent from Kirkuk (18. October 1928) to Hannover, Germany. The earliest known, previously, the earliest date was 20. April 1932.  

IE-14

Front

 

 

Ex Collection Alan Parsons

Cover not in my collection, therefore size of envelope and imprint can not be determined.

IE-15 / 18

Front

Not possible to classify correctly, From group IE 15 - IE-18

IE-15

 

48 x 17 mm

 

.

red color

IE-16

 

49 x 17 mm

 

.

red color

IE-17

Front

48 x 17 mm

48,40 x 16,80 mm

.

 

IE-17
(long envelope)

Front

48 x 17 mm

47,70 x 17,20 mm

238,39 x 101,40 mm.

This is the first "legal" size envelope discovered with the Overland Mail imprint

IE-18

 

48 x 17 mm

   

red color

IE-19 (1)

Front

48 x 18 mm

48,60 x 18,30 mm

 156 x 102 mm

M of Mail is "closed".

IE-19 (2)

Front

48 x 18 mm

 Height 18,30 mm

 156 x 102 mm

M of Mail is "closed".

On a 10 Feb. 1927 cover to London, rare 10 1/2 Anna Rate.

Width not possible to measure as the right side of the imprint is covered.

IE-20

 

48 x 18 mm

 

red color

IE-21

Front

50 x 18 mm

48,50 x 18,00 mm

IE-21-22, similar

Front

50 x 18 mm

48,70 x 18,30 mm

152,00 x 91,00 m

On a cover from Glasgow, UK to Iraq, the only known use of an Imprinted Envelope used from UK.

IE-23

 

49 x 14 mm

   

red color

IE-24

 

48 x 16 mm

   

red color

IE-25

 

47 x 16 mm

   

red color