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Commercial printed corner cover to Athens, 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) cancelled with ‘ΦΑΡΣΑΛΑ 25 ΔΕΚ 40’ [Farsala 25 December 1940] date-stamp.
Opened and examined at the local censor office; secured with tape printed in Greek ‘ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΣΙΑ’ [Hellenic Censorship], stamped with violet single-line cachet texted ‘ΕΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΘΗ’ [Censored], and double ring cachet texted ‘ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ / ΣΤΑΘΜΟΣ ΧΩΡ/ΚΗΣ ΦΑΡΣΑΛΩΝ’ [Kingdom of Greece, Farsala Gendarmerie Station] in belt with crest centrally.
Backstamped on arrival at destination with ‘AΘΗΝΑΙ 26.XII.40 ΑΦΙΞΙΣ’ [Athens, Arrival 26 December 1940] 9-line wavy postal marking.
Number ‘27’ black diamond handstamp applied by the delivering postman.
Condition: Excellent; see scans.

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WW2 Greece civil censorship; Farsala 25.12.1940, Thessaly

item number: 637cad15bf04746204ba1848
SKU number: 0369

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