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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: 244-058.


Price: £35.00
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: 244-141.


Price: £35.00
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: 244-136.


Price: £30.00
1939 cover GERMANY to Kiel. Feldpost M 00105 - SMS Gneisenau

1939 (Dec) cover from GERMANY to 'Kiel' with d/r. KIEL-WIK p/m. and Feldpostnummer M 00105 h/s. of German battleship Gneisenau. [23rd. Nov. 1939 sunk the British cruiser "Rawlalpindi" south of Iceland, then forced to Kiel for repairs] Trimmed. Ref: 245-068.


Price: £40.00
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: 245-023.


Price: £100.00
1939 cover HOLLAND to 'ss Cottica' Barbados. OHMS resealing label

1939 (Oct) cover from HOLLAND to 'ss Cottica' Barbados with PF 275. OHMS POST OFFICE resealing label with s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Also d/r. BARBADOS receipt p/m. NB: Worm damage!! Ref: 245-025.


Price: £40.00
1939 cover IRAN to '20th Mountain Battery, Kohat, NWFP, India'

1939 (Feb) Air Mail cover from IRAN to '20th Mountain Battery, Kohat, Royal Artillery, NWFP, India' with boxed KARACHI CANCELLED h/s. and d/r. KOHAT p/m. [NWF] Folded. Ref: 237-019.


Price: £30.00
1939 cover The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. censored

1939 (Nov.) cover with d/r. ROSS-SHIRE p/m. and PC 66 OPENED BY CENSOR 1551 label. Also The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders LXXIX 5th BATT. crest to flap. Ref: 243-029.


Price: £8.00
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 FREETOWN h/s. Ref: 231-101.


Price: £35.00
1939-40 covers CANADA. DUNDURN and SHILO MILITARY CAMP p/m's

1939 cover from CANADA to GB with s/r. DUNDURN MILITARY CAMP / FPO / SASK p/m. 1940 cover CANADA to USA with s/r. SHILO MILITARY CAMP / FPO / MAN p/m. Philatelic. Ref: 242-136.


Price: £15.00
1939-42 cover EGYPT to Holland censored. Netherlands Navy 'Soerabain'

1939-42 cover from EGYPT to Holland and censored. From 'Soerabain' Royal Netherlands Navy: pre-dreadnought. She converted to a training ship with a wartime role in the defense of the naval base in Soerabaja [East Java, Indonesia] and then served as an AA-battery. On February 18 1942, she was hit by a bomb which penetrated the ship and exploded near the bottom. She sank upright. Ref: 234-157.


Price: £45.00
1939-45 'YMCA' cover Camp Treytorrens (Vaud) SWITZERLAND

1939-45 'YMCA' cover with d/r. Internment de miltaire h/s. From Camp Treytorrens (Vaud) SWITZERLAND to Red Cross, Switzerland. Ref: 240-117.


Price: £10.00
1939-45 cover 'HMNZS Achilles' to New Zealand. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR

1939-45 cover from 'HMNZS Achilles' [Cruiser] to New Zealand with boxed PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR / No. 10 (New Zealand) h/s. Battle of River Plate fame. Ref: 234-131.


Price: £35.00
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: 229-015.


Price: £40.00
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1939-45 cover JAVA to Holland. POW 'Militair Kamp, Tsihapit'

1939-45 Air Mail cover from JAVA to Holland endorsed 'X-POW' with NED(ERLAND) GEOPEND DOOR (D)IENST label tied by '2421' h/s. From 'Militair Kamp, Tsihapit, Bandoeng, Java'. Womens and Childrens Camp. Prisoner of War. Internee. Ref: 243-026.


Price: £65.00
1939-45 cover New Caledonian to New Zealand. NZAPO 150. FPO 1 p/m.

1939-45 cover New Caledonian to New Zealand with s/r. NZAPO 150 / FPO 1 p/m. and tri. SERVICE No. 52 CENSOR h/s. Flap torn. Ref: 245-044.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR 545762 label

1939-45 cover with MARITIME MAIL m/c. & Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR 545762 label - Daynes RNL 430 - Black on Buff. Naval. Ref: 246-057.


Price: £25.00
1939-45 cover Royal Navy Undercover address Norfolk

circa 1939 (28th Dec) cover to Scotland with circ. POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL and plain resealing tape tied by tomb censor. From 'Box 28, FMO, Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk'. Royal Navy Undercover address. Ref: 241-002.


Price: £45.00
1939-45 cover 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: 229-002.


Price: £40.00
1939-45 Escape/Safe Passage Document. Useful words and phrases

1939-45 Escape/Safe Passage Document with Useful words and phrases. Probably used by British Forces Airmen in North Africa area. Opens out to 330 x 400 mm. Ref: 246-067.


Price: £35.00