Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia has issued over 225 official seals, most being generic double-circle designs showing a coat of arms with a different town name. Ther are also seals used for customs, currency control, censorship, and by the dead letter office.



Catalog: Drummond OSE1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU October 23, 1922

Printing: Orange red

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "VADA / Doslo zaverecny / Podpis:" ("Damaged / Officially closed / Signature:")

Control Number: none

Description: Registered 1922 cover from Bogota, Columbia to Prague, Czechoslovakia with orange red on white Czech explantory label used to repair the top edge. Label tied on reverse by Nov 2nd Prague datestamp.








Catalog: Drummond Prague OS7

Date issued: Unknown, EKU May 17, 1935

Printing: Black on thin tissue paper

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "POSTOVNI URAD / (coat of arms) / PRAHA 14" ("Post Office" / (coat of arms) / Prague 14")

Control Number: none

Description: 1935 airmail cover from Cairo, Egypt to Prague, Czechoslovakia repaired on three side with seven officially sealed labels from Prague post office. May 14th Greece (Athens?) and three different Prague backstamps, all dated May 15th. Red pencil "Arrived damaged" (translation) note on reverse. Black "BEZ CLA" marking on front means "free of customs."

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