Warcovers :: 1919-1938

1919-1938

Military postal history, censor covers

1918-22 Russian Revolutionary   1920 Russo-Polish   1935-6 Italo-Ethiopian   1936-9 Spanish Civil
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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 (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: 318-137.


Price: £20.00
1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast"

1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "Reader helping his Chaplin on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast, during the War (By special permission of C. in Chf.) this photo taken". From 'Hubert K Kealett Cornish with LONDON m/c. and oval ROYAL NAVAL / SCRIPTURE READING SOCIETY h/s. Addressed to 'The Right Honourable The Earl of Selbourne KG, GCMG'. [NORTH SEA MINE BARRAGE: The Royal Navy resumed minesweeping operations spring 1920, continuing to clear sunken mines from fishing grounds, and maintaining a destroyer patrol to track down mines that had broken free of their moorings and gone adrift] Ref: 306-055.


Price: £45.00
1920 circa. cover IRAQ to GB. BASRA Masonic Lodge

c.1920 cover 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE' from IRAQ to GB with d/r. BASRA p/m. canc. adhesives with IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION o/p. From AUG W DYER. Acting Scribe E, Chapter "Chaldea" 3820, BASRA. Masonic Lodge. [The Royal Arch Chapter was consecrated in 1919] Roughly opened. Ref: 306-12.


Price: £15.00
1920 cover AFGHANISTAN to 'Sialkot'. FIELD SERVICE / POSTAGE FREE

1920 (6th. Feb) cover from AFGHANISTAN to 'Sialkot' endorsed 'On Active Service' with boxed FIELD SERVICE / POSTAGE FREE h/s. and d/r. JAMRUD p/m. to rear. NWF: North West Frontier. From 'RE Gordon Capt. RE'. Jamrud (Fort) is the doorway to the Khyber Pass. From Capt. Ronald Eagleson Gordon, Royal Engineers. [1918 New Year Honours (MC) Military Cross - won in GEA and received Afghanistan NWF 1919 bar.] Ref: 317-014.


Price: £35.00
1920 cover EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis'

1920 cover from EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis' with s/r. CAIRO p/mn. and circ. BILBIS receipt p/m. to rear. British POW Camp. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 319-155.


Price: £15.00
1920 cover KENYA to 'c/o Lt Col Grega, 2 KAR, Tabora'. MOMBASSA p/m.

1920 cover from KENYA to 'c/o Lt Col Gregg, 2 KAR, Tabora' [King African Rifles] with circ. MOMBASSA / BRIT E. AFRICA p/m. canc. 10 cent adhesive. Also d/r. DARESSALAAM p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-134.


Price: £20.00
1920 cover to 'Mr Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet". 1926 cover to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia'

1920 ps cover from GB to 'Mr. CW Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet" and 1926 cover from CEYLON to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia' with d/r. MOCKBA receipt p/m. to rear. Roughly opened. Ref: 311-048.


Price: £15.00
1920 cover TURKEY to France. TRESOR ET POSTES 506 B p/m.

1920 cover [Constantinople] from TURKEY to France [25 cent RATE] with s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES 506 B p/m. Ref: 309-145.


Price: £12.00
1920 Official Paid PC 'Discharged Men who are Naval or Military Voters'

1920 Official Paid PC PARLIMENTRARY ELECTIONS - 'Discharged Men who are Naval or Military Voters'. Ref: 320-068.


Price: £10.00
1920 PPC's real photo HMS Coventry - Allied Naval Commission KIEL

1920 unused photos PPC's - 'HMS Coventry "Visiting Admiral's Motor on board" 23rd Jan '20. Allied Naval Commission' and 'en-route to Kiel, through Kiel canal'. Ref: 317-139.


Price: £12.00
1920 PPC's TURKEY to Malta. 'RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer'

1920 (Nov) PPC's from TURKEY to Malta endorsed 'HM Ships' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'Joseph Cassar, RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer, Constantinople'. The other from 'Giuseppe Cassar'. [RFA Perthshire. Royal Fleet Auxillary Stores Supply Ship. 1920 she was converted into a Stores Ship there and carried naval stores to the Bosphorus during the ALLIED OCCUPATION with an RFA Crew. 24 Jan. 1920 sailed Malta to Constantinople arriving on 29 Jan. 1920] NB: Faults. Ref: 306-001.


Price: £45.00
1920 Registered cover TURKEY to France. Tresor et Postes 506 p/m.

1920 Registered cover from TURKEY to France with s/r. Tresor et Postes 506 p/m. From 'par Constantinople (Turquie)'. Ref: 311-135.


Price: £15.00
1920's unused real photo PPC MALTA - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off

1920's unused real photo PPC from MALTA? - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off with mounted Vickers machine gun. Ref: 311-015.


Price: £15.00
1921 American YMCA cover CZECHOSLOVAKIA to Austria with Postage Dues

1921 American YMCA cover from CZECHOSLOVAKIA to Austria with Postage Dues. From 'Morava'. Folded. Ref: 313-053.


Price: £15.00
1921 PPC [To the Front Lines by Barge at Dunkirk] GLASGOW m/c.

1921 YMCA PPC [To the Front Lines by Barge at Dunkirk] with GLASGOW m/c. BARGE No. A.s. 174. Ref: 311-107.


Price: £6.00
1921 Registered cover TURKEY to France. Tresor et Postes 506-B p/m.

1921 Registered cover [Constantinople] from TURKEY to France with s/r. Tresor et Postes 506-B p/m. Folded. Ref: 310-144.


Price: £15.00
1921 Registered Letter GB to 'Major E de L Greenwood, Kingston, Ont. CANADA'

1921 (Feb) Registered Letter from GB to 'Major E de L Greenwood, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ont. CANADA' with s/r. KINGSTON receipt p/m. Also oval BANK OF CANADA wax seal. Ref: 308-076.


Price: £10.00
1921-23 PPC's LEBANON to France. Tresor et Postes 600 p/m.

1921 and 1923 PPC's from LEBANON to France endorsed 'Armee du Levant' with s/r. Tresor et Postes 600 p/m. and one with d/r. LE FOYER DU SOLDAT h/s. Official welfare organization. French Intervention: The Mandate Period. Ref: 307-132.


Price: £15.00
1922 (18th. Feb) cover IRELAND to England. British 2p 'SaorstŠt …ireann 1922' o/p.

1922 (18th. Feb) cover from IRELAND to England with poor p/m. canc. British Two Pence orange with 'SaorstŠt …ireann 1922' o/p. [Irish Free State] Provisional Government from 16th. Jan. 1922. First day of issue? Ref: 315-018.


Price: £25.00