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December 30, 2023||
A Imprinted Envelope apparently issued and used by the Deutsche Bank,
Konstantinople (Constantinople) has been found. No further details
known. The envelope is now listed as IE-N13
November 29, 2022||
Years after having discovered the first previously unrecorded Route
Instruction Handstamps I listed at that time as
HS-N01 i could find another cover with the Route Instruction
Handstamp, now listed as
HS-N01 (4a & b) because that cover bears two such a handstamp on
front and reverse side of the cover.
Postage rates and cover from
German Reich after the
"Anschluss" (Annexation) of Austria added
Postage Rates and cover
Protectorate Bohemia & Moravia added.
June 10, 2022||
A collector friend informed me about a Imprinted Envelope, now listed as
used on cover from Teheran / Iran to Beyrouth / Syria. That cover
however was sent by Air Mail and the Overland Mail Imprint has been
modified by manuscript writing.
April 16, 2022||
Three previously unrecorded Route Instruction Handstamps (HS-N68,
HS-N70) have been added. Two out of the three have been reported to
my by other collectors for which I am thankful..
March, 20, 2022||
The earliest recorded cover with Route Instructing Handstamp
HS-74 (1) added. This is the cover recorded with this date in the
Handbook by Norman Collins.
March 19, 2022
Cover from Basra to Vaduz / Liechtenstein with Route Instruction
HS-20 (4) added.
HS-20 was known as used from R.J. Elowe but the sender
of the new cover is A.H. Cohen, but handstamp is more or less identical
as the one used by Elowe.
on that cover
is in red colour. Could it be that this handstamps had been used at the
Post Office in Basra?
Finally i could add a cover with Route Instruction Handstamp
HS-21 (3), handstamp measured by me.
March 17, 2022
Postage rates and Overland Mail surcharges for
Bahrain had been
modified to reflect the latest state of research.
Results of FIP
exhibition London 2022 for this website added.
March 1, 2022
A cover with a handstamp almost identical to
but from a different sender as usually found with HS-48. The cover is dated
7 January 1926, sent from Bagdad to France. The size of the handstamp is
almost identical with
however, the "N" in OVERLAND is broken. Until i find another similar
cover i list this handstamp as
February 5, 2022
I could purchase
Postal Card, sent via
Mail Baghdad-Haifa. The sender is Meir Heskel Murad and this sender is
recorded having used Route Instruction Handstamp Type HS-07.
Route Instruction Handstamp on this card looks a bit different, the
bottom wavy line seems to be shifted to the left or is shortened on the
right, something i cannot explain how this happened..., or is it a new,
previously unrecorded, type of Route Instruction Handstamp since also
the size differs considerable, yet it is used by the same sender as the
|January 6, 2022||
All details of the Belgium Post
that i am aware of related to the Overland Mail and its surcharges and
routes have been added. Some questions still remain but it is a
|January 4, 2022||
Finally i am able to confirm that also the
Belgium Post had
surcharges for the Overland Mail implemented. The respective page will
be updated at the earliest.
Additional decrees from the
pertaining the regulations for mail to be transported by the Overland
Mail have been added.
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