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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1946 cover + letter redirected twice with 'RAF Form 1674' label. RAF Hunsdon

1946 (Feb) cover and letter to 'LAC Murdock RG' and redirected twice with 'RAF Form 1674' label with boxed RAF Station Hunsdon / RAF POST OFFICE p/m. mss .. "Glasgow Feb. 22nd. ... We have wild North-West gales and a lot of damage to shipping. A large Naval Ship is aground in Garelock (GARE LOCH) having dragged her anchors and a Food Ship went on to The GANTUCKS off Dunoon". [Ship "Ponce de Lyon". The Liberty ship ran aground at The Gantocks, off Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland. 11th. Feb. 1946] NB: Flap missing. Ref: 319-025.


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. 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 047 h/s. From 'Civilian ARDIZZONE, Salvatore, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'. Ref: 317-115.


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
1946 POW l/s. TANGANYIKA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 031

1946 POW l/s. from TANGANYIKA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 031 h/s. From 'Italian Evacuee Camp, TABORA'. Ref: 317-116.


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: 318-094.


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: 318-085.


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
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
1951 Air Letters + covers GB to Officer LS Daillie, s/s "Commodore Grant" Isreal

1951 ps Air Letters [3 No] and covers [2 No] from GB to Officer LS Daillie, s/s "Commodore Grant", c/o De Zim Cargo Lines, Haifa, Isreal with s/r. HAIFA receipt p/m. to rear. One cover and letter to Algeria. Ref: 318-064.


Price: £15.00
1951 [Aug] PPC (Norderney) FRISIAN Islands to GB. FPO 907 p/m.

1951 [Aug] PPC (Norderney) from the FRISIAN Islands to GB with d/r. FPO 907 p/m. mss .. "Have been spending the August weekend up here. We are right up in the FRISIAN ISLANDS". [The Frisian, or Wadden Islands, are a North Sea archipelago off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark] Adhesive damaged. Ref: 318-043.


Price: £15.00
1954 cover MALAYA to GB. FORCES PO / SINGAPORE m/c. Malayan Emergency

1954 (Dec) 'Forces' cover from MALAYA to GB with FORCES PO / SINGAPORE m/c. Malayan Emergency 1948-60. Forces mail at 10 cent concession rate Ref: 321-042.


Price: £15.00
1954 uprated Registered Letter EGYPT to GB. FPO 316 p/m. '2059 Seychellois' h/s

1954 uprated Registered Letter [6d KGVI] from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO 316 p/m. with '2059 Seychellois / Artisan Works Company, R.P.C' h/s. From Pte. Georges, Alfred. 2059 Sey. Art. Works. Coy, Valley De Mai Camp, Moascar, MELF10. NB: Opens out. Ref: 320-025.


Price: £15.00
1955 (May) 'Forces Air Mail' cover JORDAN to GB. FPO 575 p/m. 'Arab Legion'

1955 (May) 'Forces Air Mail' cover from JORDAN to GB with d/r. FPO 575 p/m. From 'S/Sgt. J Clarke, Arab Legion, Zerka, Jordan, MELF 2'. Ref: 316-087.


Price: £15.00
1956 'Forces Air Mail' cover KENYA to GB. FPO 256 p/m. Mau Mau Rebellion

1956 'Forces Air Mail' cover from KENYA to GB with d/r. FPO 256 p/m. [Mau Mau Rebellion 1952-59] From 'Pte. Edwards, Signals Cadre, HQ Coy, 1st. Btn. KSLI, BFPO 10, Kenya'. Located Nairobi. Ref: 320-097.


Price: £15.00
1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover AUSTRALIA to GB. FPO 1046 p/m. '76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'

1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover from AUSTRALIA to GB with d/r. FPO 1046 p/m. [Edinburgh Field] From 'Sgt. Lawson, 76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'. Ref: 312-002.


Price: £15.00