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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1982 cover + letter ARGENTINA to 'Comando de Infanteria de Marina, Las Malvinas'

1982 (29th April) cover and letter from ARGENTINA to 'Comando de Infanteria de Marina, Las Malvinas' [Falkland Islands] Occupation of Falklands by Argentine soldiers. NB: Opening edge missing. Ref: 309-155.

Price: £80.00
1982 cover 'Islas Malvinas' [FALKLAND Islands] to Argentina.

1982 cover from the FALKLAND Islands to Argentina with boxed CORRESPONDENCIA DEL SOLDADO / SIN CARGO h/s. [Soldiers Mail / Post Free] From '3rd. Section, RIL Patricios, Islas Malvinas'. Argentine Soldiers Mail. Falklands War. Creased & trimmed. Ref: 307-127.

Price: £65.00

1982 cover from the FALKLAND Islands to Argentina with boxed CORRESPONDENCIA DEL SOLDADO / SIN CARGO h/s. [Soldiers Mail / Post Free] From 'Bahia Blanca, Puerto Rivha, Islas Malvinas 9409'. [FPO] Argentine Soldiers Mail. Falklands War. Opening trimmed. Ref: 311-116.

Price: £65.00
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
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
1946 Air Mail cover EGYPT to 'Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' Internment

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to 'Paolo Croce, T. 8516, Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' - Fort Victoria, Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 308-120.

Price: £35.00
1946 cover + letter TRIPOLITANIA to GB. MISURATA p/m. s/r. '7' censor h/s.

1946 cover and letter from TRIPOLITANIA to GB with d/r. MISURATA p/m. canc. 5d. adhesive with 'M.E.F.' o/p. Also s/r. '7' censor h/s. From 'J. Ciantar, BMA, CAO Misurata, Eastern Province'. LIBYA. [British Military Administration. Civil Affairs Office] Ref: 311-068.

Price: £35.00
1946 cover GERMANY to 'Camp Deggendorf, Bavaria' NURNBERG m/c. War Crimes

1946 (Jan) 'American Red Cross' cover [Form 539] from GERMANY to 'Mrs. Ida Lowenstein, Camp Deggendorf, Bavaria' with NURNBERG m/c. From 'Cpl. Charles Dreyfuss, Office of the US Chief Council, APO 124A'. War Crimes: Office of the United States Chief of Counsel For Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Nuremberg, Germany (1945-1946) Ref: 311-025.

Price: £35.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Argentina. POW Camp 33 33. Dancer's Hill, South Mimms, Barnet

1946 (May) POW l/s. GB to Argentina with poor s/r. POW Camp (33) h/s. to rear. From Camp 33, Dancer's Hill, South Mimms, Barnet. Also 'BF' Transorma marking and receipt p/m. to rear July 18th. Ref: 305-096.

Price: £35.00
1946 POW PC from GB to S Africa. POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. RAF Station, Hednesford,

1946 (Feb) POW PC from GB to 'M199288 Camp POW, South AFRICA with POW CAMP 701/A9 h/s. - "Special" Camp, RAF Station, Hednesford, Staffordshire. Satellite camp A9. Ref: 314-078.

Price: £35.00
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

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
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
1946 Registered cover EGYPT to USA 'RAF Station Aboukir, 24 PTC'

1946 Registered cover from EGYPT to 'American Relief for Poles', USA with s/r. ALEXANDRIE p/m. and oval NEW YORK REG'Y DIV receipt p/m. From 'RAF Station Aboukir, 24 PTC, Egypt'. mss .. 'Polish Forces. (Refugee mail)' Ref: 302-094.

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