Rhode Island Around the
World - International Mail
1944 Censored Cover
From Jubbulpore, India
to Mrs. Bruce Perry in Cranston, Rhode Island
(Scroll Down for Background Information and History)
The Censored Cover above was
sent from Jubbulpore, India on May 23,
1944. The cover is franked with three 1941-43
King George VI definitive issues; the 1/2 Anna
Rose-Violet, 1 Anna Carmine-Rose, and the 11/2
Anna Dark-Purple, (Scott #s 169, 171, and 172A).
The stamps are tied to the cover with two faint Jubbulpore
Circular Date Stamps, (CDS).
A censor strip is affixed to
the left of the cover and reads, "Opened by Examiner."
The reverse of the cover contains a return address
and a "Passed" (by censor) marking.
Bruce Perry was born on October 29,
1911 in Providence, RI. He was the son of Edwin
B. and Elsa Perry, (born in Germany).
Bruce Perry died in September 1978 in Essex,
Jubbulpore, India (also spelled Jabalpur)
is a city in Madya Pradesh state in central India.
Jubbulpore lies just north of the Narmada River. It is one
of the largest cities in the state and is located on a major road and
rail junction. Jubbulpore is military headquarters for the
Indian Army and is host to a gun-carriage factory,
an ordinance factory, and an ammunition depot.
(It was headquarters for the British Devonshire Regiment during
the Colonial period.)
An interesting side-note concerning
the city and the British Regiment is that the game of snooker
was supposedly invented there as a game for British
soldiers during the 1870s.