British censor in Omsk 1919

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    • #99452
      howard
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      Regarding the 24 March 1919 cover from Quartermaster Captain Boulton of the 25th Battalion Middlesex Regt (Die-Hards) in Omsk: Has anyone seen the boxed “Postal Censor” handstamp before?

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    • #104858
      Alep
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      Is it not a British censor in England, is it?

    • #104859
      howard
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      It may have been applied in England. I don’t know whether the English post office was censoring incoming mail from Russia after WWI ended.
      Or it may have been applied in Omsk by the British forces.
      I am hoping someone knows.

    • #104860
      IvoSteijn
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      I also wonder why someone put on that purple “T”. 30k was the correct rate at the time.

    • #104861
      Alep
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      Myself, I doubt the presence of British censors in Omsk. The “T” marking on this cover is not understandable for me too.

    • #104862
      howard
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      Remember that soldier’s mail from British troops in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk was censored locally by British officers.

    • #104863
      Alep
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      Yes, it is true. However, a considerable number of troops was quartered and a British FPOs system created in North Russia. On the other part, as far as I know, there were in Omsk almost no or a negligible quantity of British troops with a few representative acting officers.

    • #104869
      howard
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      I found a 1918 cover from France to London with the Postal Censor mark, so it was definitely applied in London, not in Omsk.

    • #104882
      Alep
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      “Regarding the 24 March 1919 cover from Quartermaster Captain Boulton of the 25th Battalion Middlesex Regt (Die-Hards) in Omsk: Has anyone seen the boxed “Postal Censor” handstamp before?”

      I have read just that there had actually quartered that battalion in Omsk. Thus, contrary to my previous opinion, it is higly possible that this boxed censormark was applied there.

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