Cover from Messini, Peloponnese to Piraeus with pair of 50L ‘Diagoras, Olympic Games winner’ and 3x2Dr. design of the ‘Battle of Salamis’ adhesives (prewar historical issue, 1937), cancelled ΜΕΣΣΗΝΗ 11.ΙΙ.42 [Messini 11 February 1942]. The 7 dr. total franking, required for surface domestic mail, was in effect from 8 January to 14 May 1942.
Enclosed letter written at Messini in Greek with text dated ’10.2.1942’. Interesting text shows many difficulties at the time with intrerruped communcation, not accepted correspondence, disappearance of almost all goods –even, bread.
If passed by Italian censor, the item bears no relevant markings/signs applied on the cover to show examination.
Not postmarked on arrival at Piraeus; number ‘42’ black handstamp in circle was applied instead by the delivering postman.
Condition: Good albeit roughly opened; see scans.
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