Great Britain



Catalog: Drummond OSD9

Date issued: Unknown, EKU June 24, 1916

Printing: Black

Perforation: 10 horizontally

Inscription: "G. (crown) R. / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / RETURNED LETTER SECTION / LONDON POSTAL SERVICE."

Control Number: "L.P.S. (R.L.S.)--No. 54" at lower left

Description: Tiny 1916 cover from Aberdeen, Scotland to Canadian soldier in Belgium with London Dead Letter Office seal affixed on reverse and around edge. The recpient was apparently wounded in action and the envelope was returned to England. Red "PRESENT LOCATION / UNCERTAIN" and violet boxed "Undelivered for reason stated" markings applied on front.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.




Catalog: Drummond OSD12

Date issued: Unknown, EKU November 23, 1942

Printing: Black

Perforation: Hyphen hole perf. 7

Inscription: "(crown) / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / POST OFFICE."

Control Number: None

Description: 1949 cover from Leicester forwarded to Coventry, England and finally returned to sender. Dead Letter Office seal affixed over top. This is one of the most commonly found seals, found in more than two dozen varieties.

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