Jordan

Four different official seals have been recorded from Jordan, formerly called Transjordan.



Catalog: Nierinck #351231

Date issued: Unknown, EKU January 10, 1936

Printing: Black

Perforation: Rouletted 6 1/2

Inscription: G. (crown) R. / FOUND / OPEN / OR / DAMAGED / AND / OFFICIALLY / SECURED."

Control Number: None

Description: Water damaged envelope salvaged from the 1935 Imperial Airways "City of Khartoum" wreck in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt on December 31st. Most of the mails were recovered a week later and this example, from England to Amman, Jordan has had three Transjordan British offical seals applied to reseal the backflap. Amman postmark of January 10th ties all labels.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU January 20, 1963

Printing: Black

Perforation: 11

Inscription: Bilingual English/Arabic "Received / torn/open / and / officially / secured"

Control Number: Arabic "280" at upper right

Description: 1963 cover from Caulfield, Victoria (Australia) to Jerusalem, Jordan reclosed at right with single Jordanian official seal. Jerusalem datestamps of January 20th tie the seal. The envelope was addressed to a priest at St. George's College, an Anglican Christian theological school located just outside the walls of the Old City.

A scarce (censorship?) usage during the Jordanian occupation of the West Bank (1948-1967).

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