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1916 PPC Bystander 'The Thirst for Reprisals' by Bruce Bairnsfather

1916 PPC Bystander 'The Thirst for Reprisals' by Bruce Bairnsfather with d/r. ...OLD GREEN p/m. Ref: 294-052.


Price: £6.00
1939 (11th. Sept) cover FRANCE to GB. tied Controle Postal Militaire label

1939 (11th. Sept) cover from FRANCE to GB with Controle Postal Militaire label tied by d/r. Controle Postal h/s. Ref: 287-071.


Price: £15.00
1939 (21st. Sept) cover GREECE to GB. tied CONTROLE DU CHANGE label

1939 (21st. Sept) cover from GREECE to GB with d/r. PATRAS p/m. and tied CONTROLE DU CHANGE label to rear. Ref: 286-050.


Price: £10.00
1939 (26th. Aug) 'P & O' cover FRANCE to 'Campagnie de Canal du Suez, Egypt'

1939 (26th. Aug) 'P & O' cover from FRANCE to 'Campagnie de Canal du Suez, Egypt' with maritime MARSEILLE m/c. canceling GB adhesives and d/r. 30 / CENSORSHIP DEPT h/s. Also s/r. ISMALIA receipt p/m. to rear 8th. Sept. 1939. Folded. Ref: 293-014.


Price: £25.00
1939 (26th. Sept) cover with FELDPOST p/m. From Feldpost number 08771

1939 (26th. Sept) cover with FELDPOST p/m. to 'battalion II/VIII'. From Feldpost number 08771. Number blacked out in postmark. Ref: 284-068.


Price: £15.00
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 (4th. Sept) cover PALESTINE to Canada. censored 'British Police, Nablus'

1939 (4th. Sept) cover from PALESTINE to Canada with s/r. NABLUS p/m. and censored. From 'British Police, Nablus'. [Britain and France declared war on Germany 3rd. Sept. 1939] Ref: 293-013.


Price: £20.00
1939 (Dec) PC GERMANY. WEIMER p/m. Czech in Buchenwald Concentration Camp

1939 (Dec) PC [Type Po2a] from GERMANY with d/r. WEIMER p/m. and censor 'Gepruft / Block 47' h/s. [Type C9 and C16] From Czech POW in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. [Type Nos. from Lordahl's German Concentration Camps 1933-45] Ref: 286-066.


Price: £80.00
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: 285-083.


Price: £25.00
1939 (Oct) PPC ITALY to GB. using temporary lower half WW1 type censor

1939 (Oct) PPC from ITALY to GB with ANCONA slogan p/m. and temporary lower half of WW1 type censor No. 3349 h/s. Postcard of Fishing boat "PIETROPADRE" mentioned on card. Ref: n285-026.


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: 294-133.


Price: £85.00
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: 285-104.


Price: £20.00
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: 291-112.


Price: £95.00
1939 cover GIBRALTAR to GB with PASSED BY CENSOR / NCSO

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: 286-095.


Price: £75.00
1939 PPC BERMUDA to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR 12 BERMUDA h/s.

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: 289-083.


Price: £75.00
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: 286-078.


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: 289-139.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 Air Letter CEYLON to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. 'HMS Mayina'

1939-45 Air Letter from CEYLON to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and weak boxed PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'HMS Mayina - a holding transit camp/shore base just outside of Coloumbo, Ceylon. To have been used as a base for the  build up of to the invasion of Japan, But was never used due to the dropping of the Atomic bombs. Used for the repatriation home of troops. Ref: 287-044.


Price: £12.00
1939-45 cover CURACOA - ALGEMEEN MILITAIR COMMANDANT + censor

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: 290-142.


Price: £20.00
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