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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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 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 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
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
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
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
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 EGYPT to GB. 'Official Paid' SHIP LETTER TELEGRAM envelope and Telegram.

1949 cover from EGYPT to GB with d/r. SOMERSET p/m. 'Official Paid' SHIP LETTER TELEGRAM envelope and Telegram. From ship ORANTO at Port Said. Part flap missing. Ref: 315-020.


Price: £9.00
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 (Jan) Forces Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. 'HMS Pelican'

1949 (Jan) Forces Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. From 'W Kempton, HMS Pelican'. [1948-1950: Flotilla duties including patrols, visits and Fleet AD Flotilla Exercise Programs in continuation.
During the patrols 40 ships were intercepted and only 4 reached their destination. Guardship ware provided at Alexandria, Aqaba and Trieste] Ref: 316-081.


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
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 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 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 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 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 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 (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 (April) POW cover LIBYA to Germany. BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m.

1948 (April) POW cover from LIBYA to Germany with BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From '2278 Ind. German POW Working Coy, Benghasi, Nord-Afrika. POW: Prisoner of War. Ref: 316-117.


Price: £45.00
1947 ps Air Letter CEYLON to 'ss "ASTURIAS", Port Said, Egypt'. AVISSAWELL p/m.

1947 postal stationary Air Letter [40 cents RATE] from CEYLON to 'ss "ASTURIAS", Port Said, Egypt' with s/r. AVISSAWELL p/m. and CAIRO receipt m/c. to rear. Folded and small hole. Ref: 315-032.


Price: £6.00