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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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: 318-119.


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
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
1947 POW l/s's GB to USA. POW No. 54 h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s's from GB to USA with s/r. POW No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'. [Longbridge Camp, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcester] Flap missing to one and faults. Ref: 317-110.


Price: £12.00
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
1947 cover KOREA to USA with US APO 970 p/m.

1947 (Jan) cover from KOREA to USA with US APO 970 p/m. From '1st Replacement Depot, APO # 970'. Creased. Ref: 319-115.


Price: £9.00
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 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 cover + letter HONG KONG to GB. KOWLOON p/m. '18 MTRU, RAF'

1947 Air Mail cover and letter from HONG KONG to GB with d/r. KOWLOON / HONG KONG p/m. and oval 148 R & SU (MTLRB) RAF h/s. From 'AC Burney R., 18 MTRU, RAF'. [Motor Transport Repair Unit] Ref: 315-014.


Price: £40.00
1947 Air Mail cover JAVA, NEI to GB. 'OAS' Overweight with "Zeepost 12gr"

1947 cover from JAVA, NEI to GB [20 cent RATE] endorsed 'On Active Service' and d/r. SOERABAIA p/m. Air Mail crossed through: Overweight with "Zeepost 12gr" in mss. Also boxed CTR DEVIEZEN / SOERABAJA h/s. NB: Stuck down. Ref: 320-135.


Price: £20.00
1947 (Sept) Air Mail cover and letter from HONG KONG to GB

1947 (Sept) Air Mail cover and letter from HONG KONG to GB endorsed 'OAS' with d/r. KOWLOON / HONG KONG p/m. and oval 148 R & SU (MTLRB) RAF h/s. From 'AC Burney R., 18 MTRU, RAF'. [Motor Transport Repair Unit] Ref: 316-009.


Price: £40.00
1947 (Jan) Registered Letter EGYPT to GB. FPO 157 p/m. 'AG 15A, GHQ, MELF'

1947 (Jan) Registered Letter [3d.] from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO 157 p/m. From 'Pte. Grant AS, AG 15A, GHQ, MELF'. Ref: 316-063.


Price: £10.00
1947 (Feb) cover BURMA to GB. Indian FPO 197 p/m. 'Major General Chioma'

1947 (Feb) cover from BURMA to GB with d/r. Indian FPO 197 p/m. [Rangoon, HQ Burma Command] From 'Major General Chioma' - probably Commanding General of one of the West African Divisions which formed XXXIII Corps] Ref: 311-093.


Price: £10.00
1946-47 covers CEYLON to GB. Security No. 614, COLOMBO and BANDARAWELA p/m

1946-47 covers CEYLON to GB with d/r. Security No. 614, COLOMBO and BANDARAWELA p/m's. All from 'Sgt. D. O Blandon'. Roughly opened. Ref: 316-037.


Price: £9.00
1946 Registered OHMS cover EGYPT to 'Command Paymaster, 8 CPO CMF' [Italy]

1946 Registered OHMS cover from EGYPT to 'Command Paymaster, 8 CPO CMF' [Italy] with d/r. BAPO 4 p/m. and d/r. FPO 704 receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 308-079.


Price: £8.00
1946 Registered Letters ITALY to '8 Command Pay Office, Rome'. FPO 642 and 584 p/m's

1946 Registered Letters [3d.] from ITALY to '8 Command Pay Office, Rome' and 'CMF' with d/r. FPO 642 and 584 p/m's. One with d/r. 704 transit p/m. to rear. Ref: 317-010.


Price: £7.00
1946 Registered Letter GREECE to GB. FPO p/m. with FPO DS No. 782 label

1946 Registered Letter from GREECE to GB with poor d/r. FPO p/m. and FPO DS No. 782 label. Creased. Ref: 316-065.


Price: £9.00
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