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 BATAVIA to Holland. MARINE POSTKANTOOR p/m.

1946 (June) Air Mail cover from BATAVIA to Holland with circ. MARINE POSTKANTOOR / SOERABALA p/m. From 'Repair Sectie, Brigade Staf, RN MC, Batavia, NOI'. Indonesian War of Independence, Ref: 301-083.


Price: £20.00
1946 Registered cover JAPAN to New Zealand. AFPO 28 / RAAF JAPAN p/m.

1946 (June) Registered cover from JAPAN to New Zealand with s/r. AFPO 28 / RAAF JAPAN p/m. and AIR FORCE PO 28 label. Creased. Ref: 306-008.


Price: £20.00
1947 cover JAVA to Germany. Opened by (ALLI)ED CENSORSHIP (NETH) label

1947 cover from JAVA to Germany endorsed "Sea Mail" with d/r. SOERABANG p/m. and Opened by / (ALLI)ED CENSORSHIP (NETH) / L 2362-46 C2 label tied by circ. ACM / 3002 h/s. Ref: 311-148.


Price: £20.00
1947 POW l/s. GB to USA. 'Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s. from GB to USA and redirected with s/r. POW CAMP No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. From Stampfl Sebastian', Lager 54, POW Camp, Droitwich, Worcestershire'. Also MINERAL POINT WIS receipt p/m. Written in German with pencil note "Interesting letter" to inside. Ref: 306-066.


Price: £20.00
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
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 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
1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail LIBYA to GB d/r. FPO 757 p/m

1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 757 p/m. Daynes: RE9 3d. From 'BFPO (55)'. NB: Faults and red tape. Ref: 316-059.


Price: £20.00
1957 Registered cover VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen 'Military Mail'

1957 Registered [BAO-BAM] cover from VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen endorsed Quan Chu [Military Mail]. From 'KBC 4822, Dai Doe II' - Khu Buu Chinh 4822 (Military Postal Zone) 2nd Company Regional Army Corps 3,8. Ref: 315-142.


Price: £20.00
1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' cover from the PERSIAN GULF to GB.

1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' Air Mail from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [In May 1957 HMS Gambia sailed for the Persian Gulf, becoming the last flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Vice Admiral Hilary Biggs, and returned to Rosyth on 19 Sept. 1958] Ref: 311-066.


Price: £20.00
1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] LIBYA to GB. FPO 174 p/m. 'RAF Idris'

1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 174 p/m. From 'RAF Idris, BFPO 57'. [In 1952 the station was renamed RAF Idras at the request of the Libyan government. The station was used as a staging post for flights from the UK to the middle east and far east. It was also used in the 1950s as a base for aircraft using the Libyan desert bombing ranges for practice] Daynes RE 9d. NB: Fault to rear. Ref: 316-052,


Price: £20.00
1961 uprated FORCES OVERSEAS / REGISTERED LETTER value 1/- GERMANY to GB

1961 uprated FORCES OVERSEAS / REGISTERED LETTER value 1/- Blue from GERMANY to GB with d/r. FPO 177 p/m. From 'HQ Northag, BFPO 40'. Daynes RE 10. NB: Opens out. Ref: 316-060


Price: £20.00
1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1057 p/m.

1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1057 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1964 (May) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged and edge missing. Ref: 316-003.


Price: £20.00
1965 (Feb) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 234 p/m.

1965 (Feb) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from BAHRAIN to GB with d/r. FPO 234 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (Feb) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 316-004.


Price: £20.00
1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. d/r. FPO 234 p/m

1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 234 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (March) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 314-066.


Price: £20.00
1982 cover FALKLANDS to GB. PORT STANLEY p/m. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital ship

1982 (8th. May) cover from the FALKLANDS to GB with s/r. PORT STANLEY p/m. [26th. July] and d/r. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital Ship: 8th. May at Ascension Island. [Ten-week war between Argentina and the UK from 2nd. Apr. 1982 – 14th. June 1982] Ref: 311-072.


Price: £20.00
1946 Air Mail cover MALAYA to GB. RAFPOST 309 p/m. Singapore

1946 (July) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 309 p/m. - Singapore. From 'AC Davis'. Part flap missing. Ref: 311-141.


Price: £18.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 200 POW Camp h/s. Abergavenny, Mon. Wales

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. 200 POW Camp h/s. - Llanover, Abergavenny, in Wales. Great Britain. Corner fault. Ref: 310-157.


Price: £18.00
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
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