Foreign Usage

by Jay L. Rogers

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These are US covers properly sent from foreign countries.


Included are covers created by US organizations for foreign events.




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Venezuela Boy Scouts Association      BSA Direct Service


1917 or 1918

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Printed

Blue



This cover is from the Direct Service Branch of the Boy Scouts of America in Venezuela; Brigada


Exploradora del Zulia.   The “Direct Service” was the predecessor of BSA overseas Councils & serviced


USA diplomatic, business and military missions overseas.   Venezuela Scouting is named “Asociación


de Scouts de Venezuala"or, in english, “Scout Association of Venezuela”.   Their Badge reads


“Siempre Listo”, and not “Be Prepared”.



During the First World War, Venezuela remained neutral after the USA sided with the Triple Entente;


hence the need to censor the cover upon its entry into the United States.   All countries in


the Americas were neutral, except the USA and Canada which sided with the Triple Entente,


and Brazil, which sided with the Central Powers.




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Boy Scouts of America    International Jamboree Delegation


07/21/20

London, England

Printed

Blue


Although the cancel itself is not clear on this, the American contingent landed in


Southhampton on July 20 and was in London the next day, July 21.




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American Contingent to the Third World Jamboree


08/06/29

Liverpool, England

Printed

Blue on blue envelope with French "Rallye des Scouts


de France" label.   Mailed from the Jamboree.   The Liverpool postmark was used for regular mail.


National Council, BSA made the stationery available to the contingent.




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American Contingent to the Third World Jamboree


08/29

England

Printed

Blue on blue envelope.


British cancel is not clear.   Probably sent at the end of the Jamboree from a location other than the


Jamboree site.   Misaddressed to Milton Center, OH where a 4 bar hand cancel was applied 08/30/29


and forwarded.   This stationery was made available to the BSA to use during their entire trip.


Including traveling, about four weeks.   See more at www.sossi.org/maarsen/1929.htm




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Pacific Northwest Delegation to the Third World Jamboree


08/26/29

Paris, France

Printed

Brown on manila.


Sent after the Jamboree from the Delegation while on tour.  With unused additional US postage intended for domestic airmail.


See more at www.sossi.org/maarsen/1929.htm




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Green Bar Bill at the Fifth World Jamboree


08/13/37

Bloemendaal, Netherlands

Printed

Green


Sent on the closing day of the Jamboree.   On #37-5, First National [US] Jamboree official stationery.


Hillcourt attended the US Jamboree & then carried this stationery to the World Jamboree.   He sent this example to himself.




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American Delegation to the Sixth World Jamboree     Landing


08/02/47

Antwerp, Belgium

Glued on yellow label mimeographed in black.

Rubber stamped in violet


Red Cross envelope

 

The rubber stamp reads: U.S.A.T. General C.H. Muir 2 Aug 1947


The General Muir was one of two United States Army Transports that carried the US Scout contingent to the Jamboree.



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American Delegation to the Sixth World Jamboree     Moisson


08/08/47

Moisson, France

Jamboree meter cancel & Jamboree stamps

 

Glued on


yellow label mimeographed in black

Red Cross envelope


While the message on the cover back states that there were 1,500 covers made, only 14 are known to the


authors.   See the Nov-Dec, 2011 issue of the SOSSI Journal for more information as well as images of two other covers.




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Central Florida Council at the Sixth World Jamboree


08/12/47

Moisson, France

Jamboree De La Paix cancel & Jamboree stamp

Printed

Blue


Central Florida Council, Orlando, FL

#10 envelope corner




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Greater New York Councils at the Seventh World Jamboree


08/06/51

Bad Ischl, Austria

Jamboree cancel in black & Jamboree stamps

Printed

Black


Greater New York Councils, New York, NY

#10 envelope corner




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West Virginia Contingent at the Seventh World Jamboree


08/13/51

Bad Ischl, Austria

Jamboree cancel in violet & Jamboree stamps

Printed

Blue & yellow


Camp LeRoy Edwards, Rotary, Troop No.3 - Post No. 3, Grafton, WV

#10 envelope Camp stationery




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Troop 96, Crystal City, TX in Mexico


07/26/57

Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

Printed

Black & green on Salmon

#10 envelope


Troop 96, Crystal City, TX

The Scouts of the "Spinach Capital of the World" on an international trip 50 miles from home.




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Region Eleven Delegation to the Jubilee Jamboree     First Day Cover


08/01/57

Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Printed

Red & green on Yellow


Jamboree Slogan Cancel.      Stamps are from sheets, not coils.




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Kansas City, MO at the Jubillee Jamboree     First Day Cover


08/01/57

Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Silk Screened

Red & blue


Jamboree Slogan Cancel & Warwickshire Cancel.     Stamps are from sheets, not coils.


Cachet is similar to, & prepared by, the same unit as 58-22 in the Print Catalog.




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Explorer Post 212, Seattle, WA in Rumelange, Luxembourg


07/04/69

Rumelange, Luxembourg

Printed

Violet & Yellow


Cachet tied by black rubber stamped Rumelange Scout Cancel Cachet





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