Postal History of the Spanish Civil War
Republican Postal History of the Spanish Civil War
Nationalist Postal History of the Spanish Civil War
Only the dates of the postmarks have been taken in consideration for this classification, but not the text of the content if any. Postmarks with unreadable dates or covers with no postmarks are under the category "Undated".
Registered cover from Madrid to Reformatorio de Adultos prison in Alicante, with postmark dated on April 1, 1938, plus special mark for registered mail serial number "Estafeta Sucursal / Nº 1 / Madrid / Certificado Nº". Addressed to the prisoner Luis Conde Devesa.
Cover from Corps (Isere), France, to General Franco in Madrid. Postmark dated on April 4, 1941. Arrival backstamps both dated on April 26, 1941, one from Madrid and the other one reading "Jefatura del Estado / Servicios Postales". Rare.
Cover to Colonia de Niños, from Madrid to Alicante. Many children were moved from Madrid and other cities near the front to safer zones in the coast, where they were hosted in special colonies for children. Unreadable postmarks, but content inside dated on November 27, 1937. Very rare.
Cover from Nürnberg, Germany, to Avila, with censor mark Heller A144.1. Postmark dated on December 12, 1936. On the back Poste Restante arrival mark dated on December 14, 1936, handwritten note "No está en esta oficina" (Not found in this office) and rare censor mark "Gobierno del Estado Español - Oficina de Prensa y Propaganda".
Stationery post card Edifil 78n sent from Labor Camp nr. 2 to Barcelona. The sender is possibly a guard, as his sender info is as follows: "Campo de Trabajo Nº 2 / 1 Cía 1a Sección / Base Turia 3". The reference "Base Turia" was only used on military mail, and there was no reason for a prisoner in a SIM's forced labor camp to use such code, who most...
Cover from French patrol boat Austral wifh franchise mark "F.M. / Mission ESPAGNE / Patroullieur Austral" and mark "MARINE FRANÁISE - SERVICE A LA MER". Corlay arrival backstamp dated on November 26, 1938. Very rare.
Extremely rare usage of Republican censor mark "D.P. Nº 1 - VALENCIA / CENSURA" from San Miguel de los Reyes prison in Valencia, used by the Francoist administration of the same prison in 1944, on post card to Madrid franked with 20c Edifil 974 and Valencia postmark of July 6, 1944. This is the first time we see a Republican censor mark used by francoists.
Postal stationery Edifil 69 uprated with 10c Edifil 682 with Madrid postmark "Sucursal Nº 9" dated on May 19, 1937. To José Luis Estrada Segalerva in Porlier prison, 3rd gallery. José Luis Estrada was sentenced to three years to forced labor for disaffection to the regime, by a sentence of February 20, 1937 issued by Madrid's Jurado de Urgencia Nr. 3.
Postmark from Camp d'Adge of July 7, 1939 and senser's info on the top left corner: "Augusto Pascual, Campo nº 3, Barraca A.X. 3, Agde (Herault), and on the other corner "El destinatario paga el franqueo de la carta" (The addressee pays the franking of this letter). Barcelona censor mark Heller B20.13 and tax marks T and "Ptas. 1'40".
Post card with franchise mark "XIII Cuerpo de Ejército / Jefatura de Sanidad" sent by a doctor in the Field Hospital of the XII Army Corps, Base Turia Nº 3, CC12. No postmarks, but text dated in Hellín on September 27, 1937.