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Greek postal stationery cover with 8Dr ’Head of King George II’ and 1Dr ‘Social Providence’ (Heads of Queens Olga and Sophia) imprinted stamps (1939) on Hellenic Post cover ‘purchased for 9dr’, addressed to Vienna Germany.
Sender’s details in French on flap 'Banque de Grèce, Suc-de Volo Grece' [Bank of Greece, Volos Branch].
Postmarked with ‘ΒΟΛΟΣ / VOLO 20 FEVR 41’ bilingual date-stamp; examined by the local censor office, and stamped with three-ring black cachet texted ‘ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΣΙΑ / ΒΟΛΟΥ’ [Volos Censorship] in belt with crest centrally and no. “12” reader’s marking aside.
Backstamped in transit with ‘ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ (21).II.41’ [Thessaloniki, 21 February 1941] 5-line wavy postal marking.
Dispatched to Vienna, where it was opened and examined by the international letter inspection military service “g”, authorized to examine correspondence mainly to and from the Balkan States. German examiners’ markings were applied, and a “OKW / geöffnet (g)” stamp in red was applied along the printed re-sealing tape (reverse).
Condition: Excellent; see scans.

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WW2 Greece Volos Thessaly censored cover to Vienna Germany (Austria) 1941

item number: 633817eabf04748078d9804b
SKU number: 0310

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