Stampless letters from 1928 to 1950

Please can somebody tell me what were the regulations when to use stamps and when not?

Philatelic Sundries



Avis 17/23 January 1911
Avis de reception

Avis de réception to Port-Vila "Australie". Franked with a 10c. semeuse camée of 1907, cancelled with "bureau PARIS 118 / RUE D'AMSTERDAM 28.10.10". Valid for the registered letter No. 148 to "Post Master General of British New Hebrides at Port Vila Australie". Letter delivered on 17 January 1911. Cancelled with PCH type 7 in blue and signature.





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27 February 1909

Oficial letter - from the New Hebridean Postmaster Mr. Roy - to England. The first recorded official letter from the New Hebrides. Note: the month block is mirrored. Source: Bill Holland, New Hebrides Condominium Official Cachets, page 1/1.

9 April 1909

Oficial letter - from the New Hebridean Postmaster Mr. Roy - to England. The second oldest official letter from the New Hebrides known to us so far. (Goron coll.)

23 January 1911
23 January 1911

Marvelous ensemble of two pieces belonging together: confirmation of receipt to Port Vila with a French 10c stamp cancelled in Paris, cancelled in Port Vila at 17 January 1911. See at left of this page. This avis No. 514 had been sent back to Paris in the official letter by the Post Office in Vila, "Service" in manuscript, cancelled with PCH type 7 in blue, Noumea transit on 2 February 1911 and Paris 2 distribution arrival on 11 March.("SeSi" coll.)
PACIFIQUE left Sydney on 1 Feb 1911 so this cover was carried from Vila to Noumea by the UNION COMMERCIAL LINE steamer ST. LOUIS which left Sydney on 14 Jan 1911.

8 August 1922

Stampless registered cover to France, cancel PCH type 7. (ex "Santo" coll.)

27 February 1909
9 April 1909
23 January 1911
8 August 1922
8 November 1917

OHMS letter from the British Resident Commissioner to France. (Image thanks to Argyll Etkin )

10 January 1927

Stampless Post Office cover to New Zealand, cancel PCH type 8a (date block inverted). CHARGÉ handstamp. Backstamped Sydney registered 24 January 1927.(right side graphically restored)(Seen in a 1988/90 dealer's offer, now ??)

8 November 1917
10 January 1927
10 February 1927

Registered Postmaster letter to Vichy, redirected to Paris. First taxed then not taxed possibly. Image thanks to Lugdunum Philatelie

10 February 1927

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27 June 1928

Registered Postmaster letter to Limoges, France. O.C.S. imprint and PCH type 9, the registration handstamp is PCH type R5. (Merot coll.)

22 August 1928

Postmaster letter to Grimsby Ontario Canada. O.C.S handstamp and Condominium Postmaster seal (Holland type oc1) in violet, cancel PCH type 9 in black.

27 April 1929

Stampless cover from the Postmaster to France. Customs cover changed by manuscript, O.C.S. handstamp, Condominium Postmaster seal, handstamp "Le receveur des postes", type 9 c.d.s. and Lille arrival on reverse.
Image thanks to Gaertner Auctions

10 February 1927
27 June 1928
22 August 1928
27 April 1922
25 February 1930

Postmaster letter to England, O.C.S. imprint and PCH type 9 in blue. (Klinger coll.)

4 April 1930

Registered Postmaster letter to Limoges, France. O.C.S. imprint and Stampless cover from the French Residency to Paris. Impression of PCH type 9. (Goron coll.)

28 August

?Postmaster letter to San Francisco USA. Double O.C.S. handstamp in blue, cancel type PM7A in blue. ("SeSi" coll.)

24 November 1930

Service du Trésor letter to France, no stamp, handstamped "recommandé" with 150 T in manuscript. Service du Trér Nouvelles Hébrides cachet with signature.
Image thanks to Lugdunum Philatelie

25 February 1930
4 April 1930
28 August 1930
24 November 1930
31 December 1931

Official cover from the French Residency to Mulhouse, France. Official cachet Holland OF8 and a late use of GK Type PM6. (Klinger coll.)

21 Secember 1930
13 January 1932

Official cover from the French Residency to Marseille. Official cachet Holland of8 and a very late use of GK Type PM6. (Yeomans coll.)

19 December 1939

British Resident Commissioner's uncensored letter to a company in England, containing the confirmation that six Union Jacks arrived in Vila. Cancelled PCH type 11. (Mele coll.)

17 September 1940

Postmaster letter to England, O.C.S. imprint and PCH type 9 in blue. (Klinger coll.)

6 October 1942
6 October 1942

Postmaster letter to Cuba, O.C.S. imprint and PCH type 11. Condominium and Australian censor cachet, red censor tape at left, black censor tape at right, ENE 19, 1943 arrival cancel on reverse. (enero = January) (Klinger coll.)

13 January 1932
19 December 1939
17 September 1940
6 October 1942
26 June 1945

O.C.S cover to Milwaukee/Wisconsin USA cancelled with PCH type 11 and the 2 lines cachet The Condominium Postmaster / Le Chef du Service Postal in violet. Condominium censor cachet. The last WWII censored letter so far on this site. (RHM coll.)
The last censored letter with stamps on this site dates from 11 August 1945. (The end of Pacific WWII was on 2 September 1945).   See it here at bottom

5 February 1946

O.C.S cover to Eugene Oregon USA cancelled with PCH type 11 and the 2 lines cachet The Condominium Postmaster / Le Chef du Service Postal in violet. The earliest post-WWII O.C.S. letter so far on this site. ("SeSi" coll.)

20 February 1948

Public Works Department's O.C.S. letter to Sydney. Cancelled with PCH type 13 twice on the obverse and once on the reverse. (Klinger coll.)

1949 stampless postmaster Air Mail cover to London. Cancelled with GK Type PM7D. Image thanks to Steve Drewett & Empire Stamp Auctions

26 June 1945
5 Febrary 1946
20 February 1948
11 July 1949
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