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1939 (28th Aug) Air Mail cover ALGERIA to 'Cote d'Ivoire'. censored

1939 (28th Aug) Air Mail cover ALGERIA to 'Cote d'Ivoire' with s/r. ROVIGO p/m. and censor h/s's. Very early censorship. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 277-126.

Price: £25.00
1939 (Feb) cover and soldiers letter SPAIN Civil War. censored

1939 (Feb) cover and soldiers letter from SPAIN to Gijon with weak boxed CENSURA MILITAR / ESTAFETA No. 25 h/s. From Pte. in 'Division Fleches Verdes , 9th Group del 100/17, 10th Bateria, Estafeta No. 25'. Letter headed 'Saludo a Franco. Viva Cristo Reg'. [The Flechas Verdes Division was a division of the Spanish Army and means "Green Arrows". It was created when the Flechas Azules Mixed Brigade was expanded into two division-sized units: the Flechas Verdes and Flechas Azules Divisions. The Flechas Verdes Division served in the Catalonia Offensive, the final offensive of the Spanish Civil War. Italians from the Corpo Truppe Volontarie served in these mixed Italo-Spanish Flechas (Arrows) units where the Italians provided the officers and technical personnel, while the Spanish served in the rank-and-file] Ref: 265-031.

Price: £35.00
1939 (Oct) Registered Letter JERSEY to '129th Regiment d'Infant'

1939 (Oct) uprated Registered Letter from JERSEY, Channel Islands to '129th Regiment d'Infant, 21 Compagnie, Le Havre, FRANCE' with tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also circ. LE HAVRE receipt p/m. Ref: 275-134.

Price: £100.00
1939 (Sept) cover Netherland Indies. PASSED CENSOR MADURA h/s

1939 (Sept) cover from Netherland Indies to India with circ. SOERABAJA p/m. and tri. PASSED CENSOR 1 MADURA h/s. From 'Java, Dutch East Indies'. Also BOMBAY receipt p/m. Ref: 265-060.

Price: £30.00
1939 (Sept-Nov) covers + letters GERMANY with FELDPOST p/m's

1939 (Sept-Nov) covers and letters from GERMANY with s/r. FELDPOST p/m's. From Feldpost Nos. 28855, 37625 and 36831. Ref: 265-059.

Price: £12.00

1939 cover from FINLAND to Denmark with d/r. RAUMA p/m. and tied SOTASENSUURI / KRIGSCENSUREN label. Winter War: military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland 30th. Nov. 1939 13th. March 1940. Ref: 275-032.

Price: £10.00
1939 cover German Internee Warner's Holiday Camp, SEATON, Devon

1939 (Nov) cover from 'M. Ansbacher', German Internee in Warner's Holiday Camp, SEATON, Devon with d/r. LIVERPOOL p/m. and oval INTERNMENT / No. 23 / CAMP h/s. Also PC 66 OBC 1703 label to rear. Internees housed there until 1940, as a result of Churchill's 'collar the lot' order to detain enemy aliens. Mail was forwarded to Liverpool for censorship. Early covers are scarce. Ref: 272-080.

Price: £100.00

1939 (Dec.) Air Mail cover from GIBRALTAR to GB [7d. RATE] with PASSED BY CENSOR / NCSO h/s. to rear. From 'RBG Francis. Lt. Cmdr RN'. [NCSO: Naval Control of Shipping Officer] Creased. Ref: 266-106.

Price: £100.00
1939 cover TUNISIA to Ivory Coast redirected. Censored

1939 (Nov) Air Mail cover from TUNISIA to Ivory Coast and redirected to 'Abidjan' with s/r. D/0 censor h/s. Also d/r. CONTROLE POSTAL / Commission D h/s. and d/r. SASSANDRA / COTE D'IVORIE p/m. Edge nick. Ref: 270-149.

Price: £18.00

1939 (Nov) PPC [Real photo: Rapid Transit] from BERMUDA to GB with HAMILTON slogan m/c. and s/r. PASSED BY CENSOR / 12 / BERMUDA h/s. Also s/r. 'T' tax mark. [1d. RATE adhesive] Ref: 269-124.

Price: £100.00
1939 Registered Letter SIERRA LEONE to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s

1939 (4th Oct) uprated Registered Letter from SIERRA LEONE to GB [3d. + 2d.] with s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and boxed SEGBWEMA h/s. Commercial. Part flap missing. Ref: 266-062.

Price: £25.00
1939-45 'Interniertenpost' cover South AFRICA. Koffiefontein internment camp

1939-45 'Interniertenpost' cover from South AFRICA. From Koffiefontein large internment camp that held 800 South African internees, who were suspected of being pro-Nazi. NB: Corner missing. Ref: 279-048.

Price: £12.00
1939-45 'Royal Navy' Honour Envelope to GB. PC 90 OBE 1544 label. [BERMUDA]

1939-45 'Royal Navy' Honour Envelope with RFHMS m/c. to GB with PC 90 OBE 1544 label. [BERMUDA] From 'H Cole'. Ref: 275-078.

Price: £20.00
1939-45 Air Letter 'RFA "Pearleaf" to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR label

1939-45 Air Letter 'RFA "Pearleaf" to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and PASSED BY CENSOR label - Daynes RNL 410. From '2nd. Engineer Officer. JW Stewart'. Ref: 270-122.

Price: £20.00
1939-45 cover 'Box 149'. UNDERCOVER addess Royal Marine

WW2 cover endorsed 'On Active Service' with MARITIME MAIL p/m. & plain resealing tape tied by tomb censor. From Royal Marine - 'Box 149, c/o Fleet Mail Office, Sheerness'. UNDERCOVER addess. Roughly opened. Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 271-132.

Price: £35.00
1939-45 cover 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB. CENSORED / AT SEA h/s.

1939-45 cover from 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB with RFHMS m/c. and CENSORED / AT SEA h/s. [Daynes N1060] Probably troopship. From 'Cpl. Rigby AH, 'No. 5 Unit. COLME, c/o OC Mobilisation Ctre., Henlow Beds'. Ref: 276-054.

Price: £20.00
1939-45 cover BARBADOS to GB. 'DAMAGED BY SEA WATER' h/s.

1939-45 cover from BARBADOS to GB with 'DAMAGED BY SEA WATER' h/s. Probably victim of German U Boat - Battle of Atlantic. Commercial mail from 'William Wilson Ltd, Bridgetown, Barbados'. Ref: 267-031.

Price: £65.00

WW2 Air Mail cover from CURACOA to USA with d/r. ALGEMEEN MILITAIR COMMANDANT / OAZ CURACAO h/s. & tri. NIET GEOPEND DOOR CENSUUR h/s. Ref: 271-137.

Price: £25.00
1939-45 cover DAHOMEY to Switzerland with tied 'Geoffnet' label

1939-45 Air mail cover from DAHOMEY [French West Africa] to Switzerland with d/r. DAHOMEY p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL label. Also tied German 'Geoffnet' label to rear (Code b). Ref: 279-095.

Price: £25.00
1939-45 cover INDIA to Ireland. '27 INNISKILLING' crest. censored

1939-45 cover from INDIA to Ireland with boxed JULLUNDUR p/m. and '27 INNISKILLING' crest to flap. Also PC 90 OBE label excised in red crayon. Ref: 282-078.

Price: £12.00