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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: 255-097.

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: 244-058.

Price: £35.00
1939 (May) cover + letter INDIA to 'The Tochi Scouts, Waziristan, NWFP'

1939 (May) cover and letter from INDIA to 'Captain WI Moberly, The Tochi Scouts, Miranshah, Waziristan, NWFP'. Ref: 250-145.

Price: £15.00
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: 253-118.

Price: £120.00
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 (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 TUNISIA to Ivory Coast redirected. Censored

1939 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: 249-043.

Price: £25.00

1939 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. Ref: 248-038.

Price: £250.00
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: 252-138.

Price: £25.00
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 ESR Bag label EGYPT. 'Worcestershire Regt. Egyptian State Railway

1939-42 ESR Bag label [Form No. 77] from EGYPT: Cairo to Sidi-Gaber endorsed 'HS Baldwin, The Worcestershire Regt. Egyptian State Railway. Creased and grubby. Ref: 254-061.

Price: £6.00
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 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: 248-137.

Price: £25.00
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: 250-001.

Price: £40.00

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: 250-009.

Price: £35.00
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