Warcovers :: 1919-1938


Military postal history, censor covers

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1919 cover TURKEY to USA. FPO Y p/m. PASSED BY CENSOR label

1919 (April) cover from TURKEY to USA with d/r. FPO Y p/m. and PASSED BY CENSOR (1364) label to rear. Also weak boxed CENSORED BY / MILITARY AUTHORITY h/s. Army of the Black Sea. Ref: 312-158.

Price: £35.00
1919 cover Western Front to GB. APO S.106 p/m. censored. '2/Lt. RW Macfarlane Grieve'

1919 cover Western Front to GB with d/r. APO S.106 p/m. and censored. From '2/Lt. RW Macfarlane Grieve'. Addressed to 'Captain Macfarlane Grieve, The Black Watch'. Ref: 307-023.

Price: £10.00
1919 cover Western Front to GB. FPO D.50 p/m. censored. 'Brennan RFA'

1919 cover from the Western Front to GB with d/r. FPO D.50 p/m. and censored. From 'T. Brennan RFA, 204525 Sig'. Ref: 312-033.

Price: £4.00
1919 Leave or Duty RATION BOOK. Training Wing, London Command Depot h/s.

1919 Leave or Duty RATION BOOK with Training Wing, London Command Depot h/s. For 'Pte. LLoyd 511847'. Includes coupons inside. Ref: 308-022.

Price: £5.00
1919 PC GB to 'Kapitajn S.P. Hansen, VIII Regiment, "Marienlyst", Helsingor, Denmark'

1919 (1st. Jan) PC from GB to 'Kapitajn S.P. Hansen, VIII Regiment, "Marienlyst", Helsingor, Denmark'. Ref: 305-066.

Price: £9.00
1919 PPC (Ascania) RUSSIA to GB. FRHMS m/c. On Active Service

1918 (Dec.) PPC [Cunard Line "Ascania"] from RUSSIA to GB with LONDON FRHMS m/c. and s/l. On Active Service h/s. Naval. mss .. "we are at present in Russia going to Constant. then to Alex". "Ascania" was wrecked in June 1918. Royal Navy or MN. Ref: 304-121.

Price: £25.00
1919 PPC (Hospital Ship "Flandre") TURKEY to 'S. Postal 144, France'

1919 PPC (Hospital Ship "Flandre") from TURKEY to 'S. Postal 144, France' with s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES p/m. and part d/r. HOPITAL "FLANDRE" cachet. From 'Constantinople. A bord de la "Flandre". Ref: 308-154.

Price: £45.00
1919 PPC BELGIUM to 'Scottish Church Canteen, Germany' censored

1919 (27th Aug) PPC from BELGIUM to 'Miss Annie Stout, c/o YMCA, Scottish Church Canteen, Germany' with APO S40 m/c. and censor 7159. From 'ss "West Gambo" c/o Red star Line, Antwerp, Belgium'. [SS West Gambo 1919-1941. Operated as commercial cargo ship in the custody of the U.S. Shipping Board] Ref: 304-123.

Price: £15.00
1919 PPC BELGIUM to GB. APO S.115 p/m. '83 Squadron RAF Nivelles'

1919 (Aug) PPC from BELGIUM to GB with d/r. APO S.115 p/m. and censor 607? h/s. From 'AC2 E Thomas, 83 Squadron RAF Nivelles, Belgium'. Equipped with FE2b's it crossed to France in February/March 1918, and was engaged in night bombing (mainly against railway targets) and reconnaissance role. Royal Air Force. Ref: 302-081.

Price: £25.00
1919 PPC CROATIA to Switzerland. ZAGREB p/m. boxed cenzura 8 h/s.

1919 PPC from CROATIA to Switzerland with part s/r. ZAGREB p/m. and boxed Pregedala vojna cenzura 8 h/s. Ref: 307-083.

Price: £20.00
1919 PPC GB to Belgium. "R" WING CDN. Corps Camp. Orderly Room, WITLEY

1919 (June) PPC from GB to Belgium with GODALMING m/c. and boxed "R" WING / CDN. Corps Camp / Orderly Room / WITLEY h/s. Also s/r. ANDENNE receipt p/m. From 'Canadian Camp, Witley, Surrey'. Creased. Ref: 302-049.

Price: £9.00

1919 (Nov) PPC (Duren) from GERMANY to GB with d/r. FPO AD3 p/m. [Allocated: 3rd. Tank Group] and oval ORDNANCE OFFICER / 3rd. CORPS TROOPS No. h/s. Ref: 307-079.

Price: £30.00
1919 PPC NORWAY to GB. Royal Navy Minesweeper. Northern Barrage Clearance

1919 (9th. Sept) PPC from NORWAY to GB with poor RFHMS m/c. From 'Dowdeswell', Royal Navy Minesweeper with the Northern Barrage Clearance. The North Sea Mine Barrage, also known as the Northern Barrage, was a large minefield laid easterly from the Orkney Islands to Norway. Royal Navy minesweeping efforts involved 421 vessels manned by 600 officers and 15,000 men from 1 April to 30 Nov. 1919. Twelve Lapwing class minesweepers and 18 submarine chasers were available. Strauss declared the barrage cleared on 30 Sept. 1919. Ref: 302-016.

Price: £30.00
1919 PPC's Airships "Commandant Coutelle" + "Capitaine Ferber"

1919 PPC's Airships at EPINAL, France showing Le Dirigeable "Commandant Coutelle" and "Capitaine Ferber". Message but no postmark. Soil. Ref: 308-139.

Price: £10.00
1919 Registered cover IRAQ to Switzerland. PASSED CENSOR D h/s.

1919 (Nov) Registered cover from IRAQ to Switzerland with s/r. BAGHDAD p/m. and IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION o/p. to adhesives. Also d/r. PASSED CENSOR D h/s. Mesopotamia. Opening edge fault. Ref: 312-112.

Price: £30.00
1919 Registered Letter 'American Expeditionar Force' to France. Mixed Franking

1919 (Jan) Registered Letter [2d. Black] from the 'American Expeditionary Force' to France with d/r. MILITARY POSTAL EXPRESS SERVICE / No. 747 / REGISTERED p/m. and d/r. CENSORED h/s. Uprated with mixed Franking. Ref: 304-045.

Price: £60.00
1919 Telegraph Bonn, GERMANY with 'BRITISH / 18 / CENSORSHIP' h/s.

1919 Telegraph from Bonn, GERMANY with d/r 'BRITISH / 18 / CENSORSHIP' h/s. [German Weimar Republic] Folded with 'Kaiserl. Deutsche / Telegraphie' label used as seal. Ref: 301-116.

Price: £20.00
1920 (29th. Dec) cover MALTA to GB. LONDON 210 p/m. 'HMS Seraph'

1920 (29th. Dec) cover from MALTA to GB with RFHMS m/c. and d/r. LONDON 210 p/m. [7th. Jan. 1921] From 'D. Hooley AB, HMS Seraph' - "S" class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. Completed: 25th. Dec, 1918. Recommissioned at Malta on 13th. Sept. 1920. NB: Corner missing and folded. Ref: 313-124.

Price: £30.00
1920 (April) real photo PPC 'HMS "QUEEN ELIZABETH" with d/r. RYDE p/m.

1920 (April) real photo PPC of 'HMS "QUEEN ELIZABETH" with d/r. RYDE p/m. mss .. "arrived safely". [From 1919 to 1924 she was the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet] Ref: 312-074.

Price: £9.00
1920 (Dec) cover GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt'

1920 (Dec) cover from GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Headquarters, Egyptian Group, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt' with part d/r. Indian FPO 68? receipt p/m/. to rear. [Air Commodore C N Ellen (03233) 18 Sep 1920: HQ Middle East awaiting disposal. 2 Oct 1920: U/T Pilot, Egypt Group. 1 Apr 1921: Pilot, No 45 Sqn.] Ref: 301-114 .

Price: £20.00