French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby GassmannP » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:10 pm

thanks! Interesting cover, do you know who applied the "not censored" mark?

I have studied this mark in more detail. The evidence points to the French censorship organization for the NO-mark in Salonica. However, if it was used by an actual censor or a "postage sorter" is not 100% clear.
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby dannmayo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:41 pm

Hi,

If you are referring to the Xiao cover, that is a Hong Kong Not Opened handstamp.

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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby GassmannP » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:09 pm

yes, the Xiao cover. thanks!
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby dannmayo » Thu May 07, 2020 4:16 pm

Here is another example on incoming cover from Spain

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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby GassmannP » Thu May 07, 2020 8:19 pm

nice, thanks for posting!
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby jmgarcar » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:07 pm

Good morning.
Another cover with the Salonique triangle mark (different type, I think)
Salonique triangle mark.jpg


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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby GassmannP » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:21 pm

very interesting cover, thanks! Seems to be consistent with my findings:
- upon arrival in Salonica it received the NO mark (like other incoming mail)
- Salonica censors did not deal with it further, there might have been an agreement with Greek military censorship to not censor items addressed to them
- forwarded to Greek military, where it was censored with sealing label and large circular mark by the Central Military Censorship (not fully clear where this censorship operated)
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby XiaoH » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:29 pm

Please look at this page.....
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby GassmannP » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:06 pm

thanks, I'm in intensive discussions with Jérome Bourguignat (from whose book this scan is coming from). I'm preparing an article on my findings for the CCSG bulletin.
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Re: French Censorship - strange triangular mark "ON"?

Postby jmgarcar » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:30 am

Hi again!

Another example of triangle ON/NO mark in mail from Greece to Washinton D.C. in 1917, censored in Bologna by Italian censorship.

1917 Saloniki to Washington D.C..jpg


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