International Brigades, cover to Barcelona with EC7 postmark & censor

Reference: C00038

International Brigades, cover addressed to the Red Cross in Valencia and redirected to Barcelona. Mark "Correo de Campaña / B.I. E. de C. Nº 7 / 2 Jul. 1938" Heller 79 censormark "CENSURA MILITAR N 7"

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International Brigades, cover addressed to the Red Cross in Valencia and redirected to Barcelona. Mark "Correo de Campaña / B.I. E. de C. Nº 7 / 2 Jul. 1938" Heller 79 censormark "CENSURA MILITAR N 7"

Heller references censormark Nº 7 through Ronald G. Shelley. Heller says in p. 229 that "Shelley declares to have seen [mark] Nº 78 [for EC7] and Nº 79 [for censormark 7] together on a cover", and on a note on the margin quotes "Shelley: p.89". If we have a look at p. 89 of Shelley's work "The Postal History of the International Brigades", he gives the following information about censormark 7:

"Censormark is 65 x 3 mm and found in violet on the front of a cover with EC7 to Barcelona dated 21st July 1938."

This is undoubtedly the cover that Shelley declares to have seen, but he did a mistake in its description: the date of EC7 postmark is not 21st July 1938, but 2nd July 1938. The character after the "2" in the date is a blank imprint, a rectangle used to see in the mobile lines of characters of the date marks, and Shelley missinterpreted it as a "1". The upper line betweeen the words "Censura" and "Militar" is reproduced by Shelley for this mark on this catalogue. 

Undoubtedly unique cover.

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