INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

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INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

Postby robertgray » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:44 pm

Would be interested to know if other seals at Bombay were used or if other censor offices used wax seals.
This question relates only to WWI material. The attachments show a cover posted at Calcutta, censored at Bombay with wax seal and sent to Boston MA USA. Sender had requested via Pacific Route but did not get it.
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Re: INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

Postby dannmayo » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi Robert,

Thanks for your entry in this project.

My single WWI India wax seal appears to be the same as yours. Scans attached. Between our 2 examples, there is a use period of over 2 years. This points to the initial scarcity of such seals, and their relative delicacy.

I took a look at Baker: A Catalogue of Indian Censorship 1914-1920 and found no wax seals there. Ditto for the much more superficial listing (1 page) of WWI Indian censors in Wolter: Die Postzensur.

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Re: INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

Postby krishnanh » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi Robert,

The attached registered cover from Penang to Karaikudi, censored in Madras with Baker Type MH 3 hand stamp and a wax censor seal.


Hope this will be an additional entry to your list of wax seals from Bombay, Rangoon and Belgaum.
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Re: INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

Postby krishnanh » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Hi Dann,

Attaching the close up scans of Madras wax censor seals for your database.

Thanks.
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Re: INDIA WWI BOMBAY CENSOR SEAL

Postby robertgray » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:38 pm

Krishnanh and Dann: Thank you for the scans of Madras and Bombay wax censor seals. I apologize for not responding sooner.
I should definitely check the board more frequently.
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