Warcovers :: 1945 onwards

1945 onwards

Forces postal history, United Nations 

1945-9 Indonesian War of Independence   1948- Arab-Israeli   1956 Suez   1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day
1945-54 French Indo-China   1948-60 Malayan War of Independence   1959-74 Vietnam   1982 Falklands
1946-9 Greek Civil   1950-3 Korean   1965 Indo-Pakistan      



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1950 cover GOLD COAST to GB. OPON VALLEY h/s. 'Contrary to Regulations' h/s.

1950 (Dec) cover from the GOLD COAST to GB [3d. RATE] with d/r. OPON VALLEY p/m. and 'Contrary to Regulations' h/s. to rear. West Africa. Ref: 316-078.

Price: £35.00
1950 Registered Letter 'BAOR' to GB. FPO 813 p/m. 3d. blacked out, 4d. inserted

1950 uprated Registered Letter Air Mail from 'BAOR' to GB with d/r. FPO 813 p/m. Daynes: RE6 3d. blacked out, 4d. inserted to rear. [Light green Four Pence] From 'Office of Hig Commissioner, Wahnerheide, BAOR 19'. Ref: 316-053.

Price: £35.00

1982 (16th. May) cover from the FALKLANDS to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [8th. June] and boxed RFA SIR LANCELOT h/s. May 1982 - Special Forces HQ in San Carlos water. [Ten-week war between Argentina and the UK from 2nd. Apr. 1982 14th. June 1982] NB: Folded. Ref: 310-092.

Price: £35.00
1946 cover and letter LIBYA to Italy. TRIPOLI p/m. canc. adhesives with MEF o/p's.

1946 (March) Air Mail cover and letter from LIBYA to Italy with d/r. TRIPOLI p/m. canc. adhesives with MEF o/p's. [1s. 3d. RATE] Also BMA/T/1 OBE /176 censor label. British Military Administration Tripolitania. Occupied Tripolitania. NB: Torn. Ref: 315-124.

Price: £30.00
1947 cover + letter NYASALAND to c/o Major French, Somaliland Scouts

1947 (Aug) cover & letter from NYASALAND to 'c/o Major H French, SOMALILAND Scouts, British Somaliland' with s/r. HARGEISA / BR SOMALILAND receipt p/m. BRITISH PROTECTORATE. Fighting Nov. & riot in Dec. 1947. Ref: 308-134. mss.. "27.7.47 A short time ago Van Jasvelt went into Hornbys store (you know G, Hornby has bought Hayton Walkers) and he asked the price of something which Hornby told him. V. J said oh thats frightfully dear! Get out of my store Hornby shouted and saw him out ! A bit later Mrs Tilley who has taken up ? since her husband died went into the store about 3.30 and said she had come to fetch the Michaels Furniture (which had been left there) as it was wanted for their new house Get out of my store! You cant have it now! shouted Hornby. But I must have it, they want it said Mrs Tilley Whereupon Hornby up and - hit her !!! Mrs Tilley screamed The man who was with her, called Wilson heard her and dashed into the store Hornby hit him in the face . . . & laid him out. But not quite out He got up again and went for Hornby and hit him knocked him down and banged hs head on the Floor Wilsons boy meanwhile had rushed in and gone for Hornby, - Hornbys boy had gone for Wilson A third boy rushed off for the police meanwhile who should come into the store but the acting judge ! The case has been heard in Camera we hear Mrs J Wilson claimed 300 but the result has not so far come to hand but of course it will. a lady a ?... had cause to mistrust her husband missed him in the night. She got up and set fire to three native huts out of one of which ran her husband! The case is rendered serious by the fact that the dead body of a native was found in the tengo ? nearby next day and it is supposed to have some bearing on the case. This last affair however ? too serious to be much talked of except in whispers I have no idea of the rights of it.

Price: £30.00
1948 (Oct) cover MALAYA to GB. SINGAPORE p/m. 'BMA MALAYA' o/p.

1948 (Oct) 'Forces Air mail' covers and letters from MALAYA to GB with poor SINGAPORE m/c. canc. adhesives with 'BMA MALAYA' o/p. Newspaper cutting: 'Star Tiger wrecked by parcel bomb'. mss .. "Monte Harris has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for storing explosives.......to be used against enemies of the Jews. I am enclosing a news cutting which give the information and goes to show that Monte Harris - as I have always maintined is a Jew. How could anyone possibly mistake him for anything else beats me". From 'Dvr Smith LIP, 992 Coy RASC, Lee Soon'. Malayan Emergency 1948-60. Forces mail at 10 cent concession rate. Ref: 301-090.

Price: £30.00
1958 (Sept) cover + letter JORDAN to S. Africa. FPO 137 p/m. Jordanian Crisis

1958 (Sept) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from JORDAN to S. Africa with d/r. FPO 137 p/m. Located Aman - Jordanian Crisis: July to Oct. 1958. From 'Lt-Col. ACA Mackinnen, MBE. Commanding, 1st. Bn. The Cameronians (Scotish Rifles) BFPO 73. Ref: 314-018.

Price: £30.00
1961 (July) 'Airmail' cover British CAMEROONS to GB. FPO 573 p/m.

1961 (July) 'Airmail' cover British CAMEROONS to GB [3d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 573 p/m. - KUMBA. Terrorist activity on the borders leading to Plebicite Feb. 1961. Ref: 309-124.

Price: £30.00
1961 Air Mail cover BRITISH CAMEROUNS to GB. FPO 573 p/m

1961 (April) Air Mail cover from BRITISH CAMEROUNS to GB with d/r. FPO 573 p/m. KUMBA. Ref: 309-140.

Price: £30.00
1946 cover BATAVIA, NEI to USA 'Motortransport Bn'

1946 (Jan) cover from BATAVIA, NEI to USA 'Motortransport Bn., R Neth. N-MC c/o British Fleet Mail' with s/r. PORT SAID p/m. Ref: 301-093.

Price: £25.00

1947 PPC real photo (Cunard Whie Star MV "Geogic") from KENYA to GB with oval TRANSIT CAMPS / MOMBASSA h/s. From 'No. 1 Moblie Survey Echelon, c/o Nyali Transit Camp, Mombassa'. mss .. "I disambarked at Mombassa yesterday". East Africa. Ref: 305-119.

Price: £25.00
1949 cover JORDAN to GB. CENSORSHIP Amman PASSED h/s.

1949 (Nov) cover from JORDAN to GB and redirected with boxed 'Return to Sender / Address insufficient IS h/s. Also part boxed CENSORSHIP / Amman / PASSED h/s. to rear Ref: 314-126.

Price: £25.00
1960 cover CONGO to Ireland. 'Irish Contingent, ONUC' United Nations

1960 (Sept) Air Mail cover from the CONGO to 'Curragh Camp', Ireland with s/r. ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES AU CONGO p/m. From 'Irish Contingent, ONUC' - United Nations Operation in the Congo from July 1960. Ref: 309-158.

Price: £25.00
1964-65 covers GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63'

1964-65 Air Mail covers and letters [6 No.] from GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, Ground Eqpt. Section, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63' with different adhesives. [3d. and 6d. RATES] BAHRAIN, Persian Gulf. Ref: 316-044.

Price: £25.00
1965 'Air Mail' cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1019 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'.

1965 'Air Mail' cover from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1019 p/m. From 'Flt. Lt. DJ Bentley, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Ref: 314-050.

Price: £25.00
1968 Air Mail cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1040 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'

1968 Air Mail cover from BAHRAIN to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 1040 p/m. From 'C/T Wallace J, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf. Flap torn. Ref: 313-023.

Price: £25.00
1972 POW cover GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal

1972 Prisoner of War cover from GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal with s/r. SALZBURG p/m. Reder was commander of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 36. This unit was given the task of anti-partisan warfare in Northern Italy and was largely responsible for the Marzabotto massacre. In 1948 he was extradited to Italy and tried by Italian military court in Bologna. In October 1951, Reder was sentenced to life imprisonment at Gaeta fortress prison. Ref: 308-060.

Price: £25.00
1982 (15th. May) cover + letter ASCENSION Is. to GB. FPO 777 p/m.

1982 (15th. May) cover and letter from ASCENSION Is. to GB with d/r. FPO 777 p/m. [Main staging post for Falklands Conflict. In use from April 1982 to 1989] Letter from 'Chief Steward'. Ref: 311-071.

Price: £25.00
1982 (June) Aerogramme CANADA to UK 'via Falklands' RTS

1982 (June) Aerogramme from CANADA to UK endorded 'via Falklands' with boxed RETURN TO SENDER h/s. and s/r. PORT STANLEY / FALKLAND ISLANDS p/m. [Falklands War May to June 1982] Ref: 301-096.

Price: £25.00
1946 (May) Air Mail cover BATAVIA to GB. RAFPOST 209 p/m.

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from BATAVIA [NEI] to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 209 p/m. From 'South East Asia Air Forces'. Ref: 308-141.

Price: £20.00