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Plain cover to Athens from Kouteli Settlement in Achaea, franked with 3dr Greek ’Head of King George II’ regular (Historical set, 1937) plus 50lepta ‘Social Providence’ (Heads of Queens Olga and Sophia) stamps (1939), and postmarked with ‘ΚΑΛΑΒΡΥΤΑ 27.Χ.40’ [Kalavryta 27 October 1940] difficult to discern postmark; sender’s address handwritten on flap covered by the censorship tape.
Backstamped again with same-day different device dated ’ΚΑΛΑΒΡΥΤΑ 27.ΟΚΤ.40’.
Opened and passed by censor on arrival at Athens (final destination); resealed with tape printed ‘Ελληνική Λογοκρισία’ [Hellenic Censorship] tied with single-ring violet cachet texted ‘ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΣΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ’ [Athens Censorship], and followed plus unframed ‘E64’ examiner’s number.
Backstamped on arrival in Athens with ‘AΘΗΝΑΙ 1.XΙ.40 ΑΦΙΞΙΣ’ [Athens, Arrival 1 November 1940] 10-line wavy postal marking.
Number ‘6’ black handstamp in small circle, applied by the delivering postman.
Condition: Excellent; see scans.

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WW2 Greece civil censorship; Kalavryta 20.10.40, Achaea Greece

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