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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1947 PPC (MV "Geogic") KENYA to GB. TRANSIT CAMPS MOMBASSA

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
1947 Registered cover + letter UGANDA 'Polish Refugee Settlement, Masindi'

1947 Registered Air Mail cover and letter from UGANDA to 'Lieut. Stotwinski, English Point Camp, Nyali, PB Mombassa'. From 'Anna Stotinski, Polish Refugee Settlement, Masindi' with part d/r. POLISH REFUGEE CAMP / MASINDI 2 p/m. Use between two refugee camps. Ref: 304-034.


Price: £75.00
1947-48 covers + Letters YUGOSLAVIA to Germany. s/r. Red Cross cachets

1947-48 covers [5 No] and letters [2 No.] from YUGOSLAVIA to Germany with s/r. Red Cross cachets. From 'Logor Dunau, Lager Zenica and Drvar'. Faults. Ref: 301-130.


Price: £15.00
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
1948 Air Letter GB to 'S/L DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, Burma'

1948 (Oct) Air Letter from GB to 'Squadron Leader DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, c/o GPO Rangoon Burma' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'S/L JW Ganaway, Air Ministry (MAI)' Good content. [Establishment of British Services Mission in Burma, 9 Feb. 1948] Ref: 312-072.

The British mission conceded, a small civil war, and the Irrawaddy valley was virtually dominated by the rebels. The only thing that held the rebels back was a shortage of ammunition for their predominantly Japanese weapons. (See Bertil Lintne , Burma in revolt: opium and insurgency since 1948, Boulder, 1994).


Price: £15.00
1948 cover ARAB-ISRAELI War. Israeli APO 3 p/m. tri. Unit h/s.

1948 (July) soldiers cover first ARAB-ISRAELI War with s/r. Israeli APO 3 p/m. and tri. Unit h/s. [Arab–Israeli War: 15 May 1948 – 10 March 1949] Used during founding of Israeli State and the Arab invasion. Ref: 306-124.


Price: £18.00
1948 cover GB to Tel Aviv. NO SERVICE h/s. ARAB-ISRAELI War

1948 (30th APril) cover from GB to Tel Aviv with POST PAID m/c. and boxed NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER h/s. ARAB-ISRAELI War. Ref: 308-146.


Price: £20.00
1948 cover LIBYA to Germany. 'German PW, MELF 6, Benghazi'

1948 cover from LIBYA to Germany with weak d/r. BENGHAZI p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From 'AW Coy (German PW), MELF 6, Benghazi'. POW: Prisoner of War. POW. Ref: 310-143.


Price: £45.00
1948 covers MALAYA to GB. SINGAPORE p/m. 'BMA MALAYA' o/p. RASC

1948 'Forces Air mail' covers and letters [3 No.] from MALAYA to GB with SINGAPORE p/m. canc. adhesives with 'BMA MALAYA' o/p. From 'Dvr Smith LIP, 992 Coy RASC, Lee Soon'. Malayan Emergency 1948-60. Forces mail at 10 cent concession rate. [May. & June] Ref: 301-089.


Price: £9.00
1948 POW cover LIBYA to Germany with TRIPOLI p/m. canc. 9d. 'MEF' o/p.

1948 (April) POW cover from LIBYA to Germany with TRIPOLI p/m. canc. 9d. adhesive with 'MEF' o/p. From '2747 Indep. German PW Working Coy, Tripoli/Libya, MELF I. POW: Prisoner of War. Ref: 305-086.


Price: £35.00
1948 PPC [Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] FRANCE to GB.

1948 real photo PPC [LYON Port aerien de Bron Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] from FRANCE to GB. A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 44-89788) nicknamed "L' Belleville" of the French Air Force. RAF markings. Ref: 309-114.


Price: £15.00
1949 cover EGYPT to 'No. 5 Base Ordnance Depot'. FPO 174 p/m. 'Camp Cesar'

1949 (June) cover from EGYPT to 'No. 5 Base Ordnance Depot' with d/r. FPO 174 p/m. [APO 209 - Tel el Kebir] From 'Camp Cesar, Alexandria'. Folded. Ref: 311-080.


Price: £6.00
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
1949 cover KENYA to GB. NAIROBI m/c. ARMY SIGNALS p/m. C-HQ code

1949 'Forces Air Mail' cover from KENYA to GB with NAIROBI m/c. and d/r. ARMY SIGNALS p/m. C-HQ code to rear. East Africa. Ref: 303-088.


Price: £10.00
1951 'Radio Ham' PC ERITREA to GB with US APO 843 p/m

1951 (July) 'Radio Ham' Postcard from ERITREA to GB with US APO 843 p/m. Pin holes. Ref: 314-137


Price: £8.00
1952 Air Mail cover JORDAN to CANADA. FPO 121 p/m. Lincolnshire Regt crest

1952 (March) Air Mail cover endorsed 'Forces Air Mail' from JORDAN to CANADA [1s. 3d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 121 p/m. From 'MELF 10' with X Royal Lincolnshire Regiment crest to flap. Following the election in Feb. 1952, rioting broke out, resulting in all political parties being banned. Ref: 301-143.


Price: £20.00
1952 cover GREENLAND to GB. APO 23 p/m. US Air Force Base, Thule

1952 (Sept) cover from GREENLAND to GB with US ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / APO 23 p/m. From 'US Air Force Base, Thule, NW Greenland'. Ref: 304-142.


Price: £45.00
1952 cover MAURITIUS to GB. COMMANDING OFFICER / MNVF h/s

1952 (Dec.) Air Mail cover from MAURITIUS to GB bearing 'KGVI' 15 cent adhesives tied by PORT LOUIS p/m. Fine violet boxed FORCES AIR MAIL / COMMANDING OFFICER/M.N.V.F. h/s at left. A rare strike from the Mauritius Naval Volunteer Force. [M.N.V.F.] NB: Folded. Ref: 306-110.


Price: £20.00
1952 SARAWAK Government Telegraphs from London. BINTULU / SARAWAK p/m.

1952 (June) SARAWAK Government Telegraphs from London with d/r. BINTULU / SARAWAK p/m. [Bintulu is a coastal town on the island of Borneo in the central region of Sarawak] Weak printing. Ref: 314-082.


Price: £9.00
1953 'Forces Air Mail' cover IRAQ to GB. FPO 515 p/m. 'RAF, MEAF 19'

1953 (Sept) 'Forces Air Mail' cover from IRAQ to GB with d/r. FPO 515 p/m. From 'RAF PO Habbaniya, MEAF 19'. [Sept. 1953 political unrest] Ref: 309-133.


Price: £9.00