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1942-43 OHMS parcel labels. Registered Mail from 'HMS Jamaica' + 'Forth'

1942-43 OHMS parcel labels. Registered Mail from 'HMS Jamaica' and 'HMS Forth' with Royal Navy tomb censor h/s's. Imprints: 966/WT.31116/175A. and 966/Wt.P893/175. One with 'The Seal of His Majesty's Ships' wax seal to rear. [HMS Jamaica, a Crown Colony-class cruiser spent almost her entire wartime career on Arctic convoy duties. HMS Forth was a submarine depot ship and served at Holy Loch on the Clyde for a period during WW2 and then at Ceylon later] Ref: 283-003.


Price: £20.00
1942-43 POW l/s's EGYPT to Italy. Camps 306, 307 and 308 censored

1942-43 POW l/s's from EGYPT to Italy. From Camps 306, 307 and 308 and censored. Located Fayid / Bitter Lakes. Ref: 278-009.


Price: £15.00
1942-44 Honour Envelopes EGYPT to GB. RAF censors R11/79 and 246

1942-44 Honour Envelopes from EGYPT to GB with s/r. EPP p/m. and RAF censors R11/79 and R11/246 h/s's. Ref: 278-053.


Price: £10.00
1942-44 Letter Cards EGYPT to GB. FPO 572 p/m. HMS Prometheus

1942-44 Letter Cards [5 No.] from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO 572 p/m. and tomb censor h/s. From 'Suez' and 'HMS Prometheus': commissioned 1st July 1942 as an auxiliary patrol base, Alexandria, in the Mediterranean under command of Captain T.G. Harrison, Royal Navy. Ref: 278-064.


Price: £20.00
1942-44 OHMS parcel labels. Registered Mail from 'HMS Scylla' and 'HMS Howe'

1942-44 OHMS parcel labels. Registered Mail from 'HMS Scylla' and 'HMS Howe' with Royal Navy tomb censor h/s's. Imprints: 966/WT.39? and 966/Wt.9380/145. One with 'The Seal of His Majesty's Ships' wax seal to rear. [HMS Scylla was a Dido-class cruiser commissioned 12 June 1942. Scylla served with the Home Fleet on Arctic convoy duties. Total Loss 23 June 1944. HMS Howe was the last of the five British King George V-class battleships] Ref: 283-004.


Price: £20.00
1943 'Armate' PC GREECE to Italy. Feldpost 56220 censor 'Ad' h/s.

1943 'Armate' PC from GREECE to Italy. From Feldpost 56220 - Staff, Fortress Inf. Regt. 966 and s/r. censor 'Ad' h/s. Italian Volunteer. NB: Folded. Ref: 284-103.


Price: £15.00
1943 'Comforts' PC LIBYA to GB. FPO 654 p/m. RAF censor R11/580

1943 'Comforts' PC from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 654 p/m. and RAF censor R11/580 transit h/s. [SICILY] Ref: 283-029.


Price: £15.00
1943 'Feldpost' cover to CROATIA with 'AS' censor. Feldpost 59922

1943 'Feldpost' cover to Semlin, CROATIA with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. and circ. 'AS' SS censor h/s. From Feldpost 59922. Waffen SS Assembly Camp II, Croatia. Location probably Zagreb. Ref: 277-136.


Price: £45.00
1943 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. Camp 308 Fayid/Bitter Lake

1943 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 102 h/s. From Camp 308 Fayid/Bitter Lake (former Helwan) Ref: 288-029.


Price: £10.00
1943 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. From Camp 304 Helwan

1943 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 112 h/s. From Camp 304 Helwan) Ref: 288-030.


Price: £10.00
1943 (1st. April) letter only MV "Daphnella". Merchant Marine on Convoy

1943 (1st. April) letter only MV "Daphnella, c/o Anglo Saxon Pet. Co., London". mss .. "write to ... c/o Captain GE Divine, Messrs Fox, Falmouth". From 'Kim Ball'. Merchant Marine on Convoy. Ref: 294-050.


Price: £9.00
1943 (1st. Aug) OHMS parcel label. Censored Registered Mail from 'HMS BERMUDA'

1943 (1st. Aug) OHMS parcel label: Censored Registered Mail from 'HMS BERMUDA' with boxed MAIL OFFICE h/s. Imprint: 966/WTP.1006/175A and part 'The Seal of His Majesty's Ships' wax seal to rear. [HMS "Bermuda" in Aug. 1943: Supported Anti-submarine operations by 40th Escort Group and 5th Support Group off the Spanish coast during which attacks were made for the first time by Hs293 weapons. Operation PERCUSSION] Trimmed. Ref: 286-055.


Price: £18.00
1943 (April) 'Official photographs ITALY - La Spezia bomb damage by RAF

1943 (April) 'Official' photographs ITALY - La Spezia bomb damage by RAF Bomber Command (Reconnaissance 19.4.43) Photograph Nos. C. 3511 and 3512 with typed details to rear. 300 x 250 mm. Ref: 294-073.


Price: £10.00
1943 (Dec) POW PC GERMANY to Italy. Stalag 352 WALD LAGER

1943 (Dec) POW PC from GERMANY to Italy. Stalag 352 WALD LAGER, near Minsk, Ostland. From 'Martinuzzi, Detachment GRECIA'. One survivor remembered Stalag 352 as “pure hell,” prisoners were packed together so tightly by barbed wire that they could scarcely move. They had to urinate and defecate where they stood. Some 109,500 people died there. [Nazi Germany established the Reichskommissariat Ostland (RKO) in 1941 as the civilian occupation regime in the Baltic states] NB: Folded. Ref: 293-083.


Price: £10.00
1943 (Feb) Booklet of 'Postage Stamps issued by The Vatican City State'

1943 (Feb) Booklet of 'Postage Stamps issued by The Vatican City State' 14 pages. All 14 adhesives canc. with d/r. CITIA del VATICANO / POSTE p/m. [Postage stamps issued by the Vatican City State : in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the opening of the Sacred Council of Trent (1545-1945)] Ref: 289-032.


Price: £15.00
1943 (June) cover SPAIN to Switzerland. Spanish Blue Division POW, Russia

1943 (June) Air Mail cover from SPAIN to Switzerland and censored. Regarding Spanish Blue Division soldier taken POW in Russia. 372 members of the Blue Division, they were taken prisoner by the victorious Red Army. Ref: 293-059.


Price: £100.00
1943 (March) cover AUSTRALIA 'RAAF / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE'

1943 (March) cover from AUSTRALIA with boxed 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE / ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' h/s. Also s/r. PETERBOROUGH receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 286-143.


Price: £15.00
1943 (Oct) cover FALKLAND Islands to GB. OFFICIAL PAID. censor 4428

1943 (Oct) cover from the FALKLAND Islands to GB with OFFICIAL PAID m/c. and circ. censor 4428 h/s. Known correspondance from 'Pte. Robinson, A Coy, 11th West Yorkshire Regt.'. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 288-065.


Price: £50.00
1943 (Sept) Letter Card KENYA to GB. ELDORET p/m. RAF censor R11/753 h/s.

1943 (Sept) Letter Card from KENYA to GB with s/r. ELDORET p/m. and RAF censor R11/753 h/s. Also boxed KENYA & UGANDA 25 Cents h/s. in red. From 'LAC Harwood, BAO, RAF ME, Eldoret, Kenya, EAF'. East Africa. Ref: 291-099.


Price: £15.00
1943 Air Letter CEYLON to GB. 'R.M. 9c, Force Overt, c/o FMO, Colombo'

1943 (July) Air Letter from CEYLON to GB with part circ. No. 9 ADVANCED BASE PO p/m. and INDIA censor h/s's. From 'Mne. Heppinstall R, R.M. 9c, Force Overt, c/o FMO, Colombo'. Royal Marines. Ref: 293-096.


Price: £15.00