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Imprinted Envelopes, cont. New Listed

  

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-N01

Front

Not Listed

59,30 x 9,20 mm

155,80 x 101,70 mm.

A new discovery, found on a cover dated 04. March 1937 from Hinadi via Baghdad to London. So far only this copy is known.

IE-N02

Front

Not Listed

56,30 x 14,90 mm

A new discovery, found on a cover from Kadimiyeh Press, Basrah, dated 6. Jun3 1933, from Basrah to Leipzig, Germany. So far only this copy is known.

IE-N03a

(1)

Front

Reverse

Not Listed

 

136 x 108 mm

 

While the imprint is apparently identical from type IE-NL03b below, the size of envelope is different from type IE-NL03b

On a 13 December 1939 letter of a German civil internee from the R.A.F. Internment Camp in HABBANIYA/Iraq with single franking 15 Fils, with British censorship "PASSED BY R.A:F. CENSOR No. 44" (with crown), Iraq. Censorship and OKW censorship via ALEP (11.1.40) to Halle/Saale

Sold at the February 2019 Gärtner Auction, lot 25282.

Similar to IE-50 but without full stop (.) after Mail.

Item not in my collection, hence, since of the imprint can not be indicated. Also the size of the envelope is done by ruler only.

IE-N03a

(2)

Front

Reverse

Not Listed

45,70 x 5,10 mm

136,10 x 106,50 mm

Set on 12 March 1940 from Habbaniya / Iraq to England.

Similar to IE-50 but without full stop (.) after Mail.

IE-N03b

Front

Reverse

Not Listed

45,20 x 5,30 mm

152,10 x 88,90 mm

Similar to IE-50 but without full stop (.) after Mail.

IE-N04

Front

Reverse

Not Listed

38,00 x 9,90 mm

On Cover to England/Scotland dated 20 February 1937

IE-N05

Front

Not Listed

 

From the late Zvi Alexander collection

IE-N06

Front

Not Listed

42,60 x 5,40 mm

135 x 90 mm

Similar to IE 45 and IE 49 but the "R" in OVERLAND has a long serive.

IE-N07

Front
Reverse

Not Listed

38,60 x 5,40 mm

width 155 mm, height unclear since cover is slightly cropped

Cover (9 January 1930) with Overland Mail Imprint but sent by Airmail, hence Overland Mail imprint stroked out. Cover was sent by Maison N. Baladi, Bagdad.

IE-N08a

Front

Not Listed

39,70 x 4,70 mm

 135,00 x 101,60 mm

 

IE-N08b

Front
Reverse

Not Listed

39,40 x 4,80 mm

 155,00 x 125,00 mm

New discovered subtype with envelope size of 155 x 125 mm The stamp on the envelope has fallen of in transit and had been replaced with a non matching stamp of wrong nomination.

IE-N09



Front

Reverse

Not Listed

Upper Imprint

36,80 x 3,10 mm

 

Bottom Imprint

76,40 x 7,40 mm

 

145,00 x 95,00 mm

That cover which is known since several years but which i noted only today has two imprints on. The upper one with inscription "Overland Mail" and the bottom one with inscription "BAGHDAD - DAMASCUS - BEIRUT". The bottom imprint appears to have been printed double, ones in yellow, the second one in red. Used on cover from Baghdad to Beyrouth, dated 1 November 1936

IE-N10

Front

Reverse

Not Listed

53,00 mm x 7,40 mm

155,60 x 124,50 mm

1931 Envelope from Ahwaz to Vienna. In addition, Route Instruction Handstamp Type HS-87 (4)

IE-N11

Front

Not Listed

Coming shortly

Coming shortly

Used on 28 April 1932 on a cover from the Anglo-Persian Oil Co.LTD, Abadan, to the Anglo-Persian Oil Co. in London. The cover was not sent by Overland Mail but by Airmail, hence the Route Instruction imprint was manuscript modified.
Item not in my collection, hence size of the envelope and imprint cannot be indicated.