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
1919 Third Afghan   1920-22 Greek-Turkish   1877-8 Russo-Turkish   1937-9 Chinese-Japanese

 

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1933 cover from SOERABAJA regarding the mutiny on RNN Pantzerschip

1933 cover from SOERABAJA regarding the mutiny on the RNN Pantzerschip, (Coastal Defense Ship) Hr. Ms. "Zeven Provincien". Violet K.M. censor's handstamp "Geopend door Censuur / MARINE". Diverted to the island of Madoera on which the mutineers were incarcerated prior to the Dutch Navy inquest and trial to the mutiny. Cover shows the censors redirection to Madoera in pink crayon and the blue aniline crayon postal large "M" also giving direction. From 'Hasanah Paneleh'. He was not a member of the crew, but probably an acquaintance of the recipient, whose name was wrongly spelled and rank not given on the envelope. The matelo concerned we believe was a certain, matroos 2nd class, service number 1310, 'S. Dareno'. [Refer to: page 2, Group III, (4th man listed), from the original inquiry documents. Copy on request] NB: Extremely poor condition. Ref: 302-114.

...…..Matroos Dareno, was awake though having just completed a ten hour watch on the Saturday. At 10.00 he heard a commotion and armed crew running around on deck, witnessing the mutiny taking place and realised the situation he was confronted with. He with three other sailors attempted an escape in one of the ships sloops over the port side of the hull. However he and his mates who attempted to leave the ship were prevented from doing so by armed mutineers one with pistol in hand and another with a fixed bayoneted rifle. No matter who or who was not involved with the mutiny the whole ships complement were transported and kept on the island of Madoera after the incident and up until the inquiry had finished and sentences passed.


Price: £60.00
1933 cover HONG KONG to GB. RFHMS m/c. RN Hospital h/s.

1933 (21st. Aug.) cover from HONG KONG to GB with LONDON RFHMS m/c. [24th. Sept] and oval SENIOR PHARMASISTS / RN HOSPITAL, HONG KONG h/s. Royal Navy. Ref: 305-134.


Price: £15.00
1933 PPC INDO-CHINA to France. oval Francaise Militaire h/s. Aviso "MARNE"

c.1933 PPC from INDO-CHINA to France with oval Francaise Militaire h/s. and s/l. Aviso "MARNE" - French Navy Sloop. REf: 306-069.


Price: £20.00
1933-34 covers GB to '203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ'

1933-34 covers from GB to 'LAC HJ Ross, 203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ' and one redirected. [No.203 Squadron: three Southampton flying boats to its new base in Iraq, where it remained until the outbreak of war (apart from a brief move to Aden in September 1935 during the Abyssinian crisis)] Ref: 311-019.


Price: £15.00
1934 Air Mail cover MALAYA to 'Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants'

1934 Air Mail cover [55 cent RATE] from MALAYA to 'RAF Coastal Area HQ, Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants' endorsed 'By Dutch Air Mail Via Amsterdam'. Redirected with d/r. AIR MINISTRY / PERSONAL LETTER SECTION receipt p/m. Ref: 306-126.


Price: £20.00
1934 cover ADEN to GB. 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap

1934 (July) cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. cancelling Indian 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. Also RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap. [Royal Air Force] Ref: 305-103.


Price: £15.00
1934 cover GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Ambala, India'

1934 Air Mail cover from GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Ambala, India' and redirected with d/r. AMBALA and KASAULA [Simla Hills] receipt p/m. Also boxed KARACHI / CANCELLED h/s. Ref: 312-121.


Price: £10.00
1935 (July) cover GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. Battleship

1935 (29th. July) cover from GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. with 'GIBRALTER' over adhesive. Battleship. [The ship carried the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to Culebra, for a Fleet Landing Exercise No. 1 (FLEX 1) in Jan. 1935. She returned to training cruise duties in June 1935, and she again took the midshipmen to Europe. Among the stops were Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gibraltar, and Funchal] Ref: 310-049.


Price: £9.00
1935 cover CHINA to France. CANONNIERE FLUVIALE "BALNY" h/s. River Gun boat

1935 (14th. March) cover from CHINA to France endorsed 'FM' [Franchise/Militaire] with CANONNIERE FLUVIALE / "BALNY" h/s. Small French River Gun boat serving on the Yangtze river to St.Pierre Ile D'Oleron with d/r. ''MARINE FRANCAISE / SERVICE A LA MER'' cachet. Also 3 line Forces navals en Extreme-Orient / Flottile du Yang-Tsi-Kiang / Canonnier Fluviale "Balny" h/s. French Military Mail from China, Yangtse River Flotilla. Gunboat. Ref: 311-054.


Price: £150.00
1935 cover ERITREA to Italy with POSTA MILITARE 1 "E" p/m.

1935 cover from ERITREA to Italy with d/r. POSTA MILITARE 1 "E" p/m. and CANTARIA receipt m/c. to rear. Ref: 305-115.


Price: £15.00
1935 unused real photo PPC "Bristol" Bombay Bomber transport (K-3583)

1935 unused real photo PPC "Bristol" Bombay Bomber transport (K-3583). The prototype Type 130 (K3583) was first flown on 23rd June 1935, powered by two 750 hp Pegasus III engines and twin bladed propellers. Flight testing was successful and an order was placed for 80 aircraft in July 1937. Ref: 303-011


Price: £6.00
1936 (Dec) cover EGYPT to GB. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. RAF Station

1936 (Dec) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. - RAF Station. Italian-Abyssinian Crisis. Ref: 312-114.


Price: £15.00
1936 (June) 'Special Delivery' cover USA to GB. NEW YORK p/m. Via "QUEEN MARY"

1936 (5th. June) 'Special Delivery' cover from USA to GB endorsed Via "QUEEN MARY" with NEW YORK p/m. [Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and captured the Blue Riband in Aug. 1936] Folded. Ref: 303-004.


Price: £15.00
1936 Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. '30 Squadron RAF' crest

1936 Air Mail cover [By Imperial Airways] from IRAQ to GB with d/r. MOSUL p/m. and '30 Squadron RAF' crest to flap - 30 Ventre a Terre. Royal Air Force. Also d/r. BAGHDAD transit p/m. Ref: 310-130.


Price: £18.00
1936 cover FRANCE to 'Autogruppe delle Harrar, Die Daoua, Ethiopie'

1936 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Autogruppe delle Harrar, Die Daoua, Ethiopie' and 'Orientale Italiane'. Italian motor group in Ethiopia. The Second Italo–Ethiopian War [Second Italo–Abyssinian War] was a colonial war that started in Oct. 1935 and ended in May 1936. On 18 Dec. 1936 Ras Imru finally surrendered to the Italians near the Gojeb River. Consequently Italy declared the country pacified. Ref: 304-137.


Price: £25.00
1936 PC FRANCE - Ministry of War - Recruitment Bureau - Centre of Mobilisation

1936 PC FRANCE - Ministry of War - Recruitment Bureau - Centre of Mobilisation. Ordre De Convocation sous les Drapeaux with TOURS m/c. Ref: 301-037.


Price: £6.00
1936 PPC (Armate Africa Orientale Map) ERITREA to Italy. POSTA MILITARE p/m.

1936 PPC (Armate Africa Orientale Map) from ERITREA to Italy with d/r. POSTA MILITARE p/m. Folded. Ref: 302-140.


Price: £12.00
1937 Air Mail cover ERITREA to Italy. ASMARA p/m. 'RCTC dell'Eritea, Sezione Matricole FC'

1937 Air Mail cover from ERITREA to Italy with d/r. ASMARA p/m. From 'RCTC dell'Eritea, Sezione Matricole FC. AOI. Asmara'. [RCTC: Regi corpi truppe coloniali - Royal colonial troops] Ref: 314-044.


Price: £9.00
1937 covers GB to 'Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'

1937 (Feb. to May) covers from GB to 'Ldg. Writer R. Cooper, Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'. Ref: 306-083.


Price: £9.00
1937 printed l/s. SPAIN to USA. CENSURA MILITAR LAS PALMAS h/s.

1937 (June) printed l/s. [VIVA ESPANA] from SPAIN to USA with CENSURA MILITAR LAS PALMAS h/s. Spanish Civil War. Ref: 309-086.


Price: £15.00