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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1983 (Jan) PPC [Beirut] from LEBANON to Norway with s/r. UNITED NATIONS / INTERIM FORCE IN LEBANON p/m. Ref: 304-140.

Price: £10.00
1946 (23rd. Jan) cover MALAYA to GB. 'On Active Service'. Security No. 614 p/m.

1946 (23rd. Jan) cover from MALAYA to GB endorsed 'On Active Service' with d/r. Security No. 614 p/m. to rear. [Singapore] From 'Sgt. D. O Blandon'. Roughly opened. Ref: 316-037.

Price: £12.00
1946 Registered Letter CYPRUS to GB. FPO 164 p/m. 'Major HM Williamson MBE'

1946 (June) Registered Letter from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 164 p/m. From 'Major HM Williamson MBE, CHG Cyprus Sub Dist, Cyprus Forces Section, MEF 3'. Ref: 287-085.'

Price: £12.00
1953 Air Letter SUDAN to E Africa. FASHER p/m. 'Western Arab Corps'

1953 (Nov) uprated ps Air Letter from SUDAN to East Africa with circ. FASHER p/m. From 'Major H Hook, Western Arab Corps, El Fasher, Darfur, Sudan'. Sudan Defence Corps. Ref: 316-120.

Price: £12.00
1954 real photo PPC [HMT Empire Ken] from MALTA to GB. FPO 266 p/m. 'Luqa'

1954 (Aug) real photo PPC [HMT Empire Ken] from MALTA to GB with d/r. FPO 266 p/m. located 'Luqa'. Troopship. Ref: 313-072.

Price: £12.00
1958 UNEF Air Letter Suez EGYPT to Sweden '1 Komp SWED BN'

1958 (Jan) UNEF Air Letter from Suez, EGYPT to Sweden with UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE m/c. From '1 Komp SWED BN' - Swedish Battalion. Ref: 314-138.

Price: £12.00
1963 (Dec) OHMS cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1057 p/m.

1963 (Dec) OHMS cover from BAHRAIN to 'Royal Air Force, Hospital, Ely, Cambs' with d/r. FPO 1057 p/m. and CERTIFIED OFFICIAL h/s. Persian Gulf. Ref: 315-149.

Price: £12.00
1966 'MILITARBREV' cover CYPRUS to Sweden. Svenska FN-Bat Cyperen p/m.

1966 (March) 'MILITARBREV' cover from CYPRUS to Sweden with s/r. Svenska FN-Bat Cyperen p/m. [The United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established to prevent a recurrence of fighting following intercommunal violence between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. To contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and to facilitate a return to normal conditions] Ref: 307-021.

Price: £12.00
1946 'Security' Air Letter BURMA to GB. RAF POST 157 p/m. 'RAF Mingaladon, Rangoon'

1946 'Security' Air Letter from BURMA to GB with d/r. RAF POST 157 p/m. From 'RAF Mingaladon, Rangoon'. [Postwar Occupation Duties: the transport squadrons saw the largest amount of work, evacuating POWs and internees and supplying garrisons and the civilian population] Ref: 315-036.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover + letter GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM'

1946 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM' witth d/r. ELZE (HAN) p/m. [German prisoners of war in Belgian mining camp. LB IV, Winterslag: about 1,700 men Aug. 1945. Mine "Charbonnage de Winterslag"] Ref: 301-057.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover ESTONIA to Germany. BAMBERG p/m. 'Estonian Camp 6'

1946 cover from ESTONIA to Germany with d/r. BAMBERG p/m. and Bazahlt [Paid] h/s. From 'Estonian Camp 6' - Displaced Persons Camp. Ref: 316-137.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover GB to 'Captain Gostting, RAMC, c/o ADMS, South Palestine District'

1946 (June) cover from GB to 'Captain Gostting, RAMC, c/o ADMS, South Palestine District' and redirected to 'Tel Aviv, Room MI'. - Military Intelligence? [1946 Arab-Jewish Conflict] Ref: 309-080.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover GREECE to 'Sjt Con. Coumbis, RHQ 40th. RTR, CMF'. Greek Civil War

1946 (March) cover from GREECE to 'Sjt Con. Coumbis, RHQ 40th. RTR, CMF'. Greek Civil War. [Regimental HQ, 40th. Royal Tank Regiment, Central Mediterranean Force] Served in Greece during the Civil War. Ref: 314-083.

Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. From 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp, Mackinnon Road'. Italian POW camp at Mackinnon Road (60 miles from Mombasa). East Africa. Faults. Ref: 315-074.

Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s.

1946 (Jan) POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s. Also crude type 'EVACUEE / CAMP KENYA' h/s. to rear and remains of Censorship label. From 'Civilian Evacuee, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI, Kenya'. Ref: 309-042.

Price: £15.00
1947 cover GERMANY to India. Georgsmarienhütte h/s. tied OBC 6124 PC 90 label

1947 (March) cover from GERMANY to India [ Four x 24 Pfennig RATE] with OBC 6124 PC 90 label tied by s/r. BRITISH CENSORSHIP 1099 h/s. Also Georgsmarienhütte h/s. Faults. Ref: 301-045.

Price: £15.00
1947 Forces Air Mail cover + letter KENYA to GB. GIL GIL p/m. 'Mobile Squadron'

1947 (Aug) Forces Air Mail cover and letter from KENYA to GB with s/r. GIL GIL p/m. and oval 'Mobile Squadron' h/s. From 'Mobile Squadron, 19 Fld, Survey Regt. RE., Gil Gil'. Ref: 301-029.

Price: £15.00
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 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 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