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1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast"

1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "Reader helping his Chaplin on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast, during the War (By special permission of C. in Chf.) this photo taken". From 'Hubert K Kealett Cornish with LONDON m/c. and oval ROYAL NAVAL / SCRIPTURE READING SOCIETY h/s. Addressed to 'The Right Honourable The Earl of Selbourne KG, GCMG'. [NORTH SEA MINE BARRAGE: The Royal Navy resumed minesweeping operations spring 1920, continuing to clear sunken mines from fishing grounds, and maintaining a destroyer patrol to track down mines that had broken free of their moorings and gone adrift] Ref: 306-055.


Price: £45.00
1920 PPC's TURKEY to Malta. 'RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer'

1920 (Nov) PPC's from TURKEY to Malta endorsed 'HM Ships' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'Joseph Cassar, RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer, Constantinople'. The other from 'Giuseppe Cassar'. [RFA Perthshire. Royal Fleet Auxillary Stores Supply Ship. 1920 she was converted into a Stores Ship there and carried naval stores to the Bosphorus during the ALLIED OCCUPATION with an RFA Crew. 24 Jan. 1920 sailed Malta to Constantinople arriving on 29 Jan. 1920] NB: Faults. Ref: 306-001.


Price: £45.00
1940 Feldpost cover 'SS Deutschland' with Churchill label to rear

1940 Feldpost cover from 'SS Deutschland' with MUNCHEN m/c. and Churchill label to rear. From 'Pz. Abw. (E) SS D. Munich'. [Churchill as First Lord of Admiralty inspecting the British Navy wearing a divers suit] German Naval. Corner missing. Ref: 310-153.


Price: £45.00
1941 (July) cover SCOTLAND to 'c/o GPO London, ORP "Kujawiak". Polish Navy

1941 (July) cover SCOTLAND to 'George Mieszkowski, c/o GPO London, ORP "Kujawiak" of the Polish Navy Was a British Type II Hunt-class destroyer escort, formerly named HMS OAKLEY. Commissioned: June 1941. 18 June 1941 came under attack by German aircraft whilst on passage from Tyne to Scapa Flow to work-up for operational service with ships of Home Fleet. Fire from the aircraft hit the 4-inch ready-use ammunition which exploded causing one fatal casualty. 9 July 1941 escorted aircraft carrier Victorious. 25 July 1941 she joined the 15th Destroyer Flotilla based at Plymouth for local convoy escort and patrol duties. 16 June 1942, Sunk by mine near Malta. Ref: 309-148.


Price: £45.00
1943 airgraph and delivery envelope from 'HMHC "St. Andrew" to Shetlands Hospital

1943 airgraph and delivery envelope from 'HMHC "St. Andrew" to Shetlands Hospital with weak d/r. FPO p/m. and boxed censor 891 h/s. ['HMHC "St. Andrew": Hospital Carrier. On 25th. June 1943 left Scotland for Mediterranean and then ordered to leave SALERNO beaches] Addressed to 'Major CJ Fox TD RAMC, Military Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland Isles'. Ref: 307-015.


Price: £45.00
1943 small type 'ROYAL NAVY' Honour envelope KENYA to GB. censored

1943 'ROYAL NAVY' Honour envelope from KENYA to GB with tri. PASSED NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'R Whorlow'. Small type honour 145 x 90 mm. East Africa. Ref: 304-082.


Price: £45.00
1944 'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY' Honour envelope Dutch New Guinea to Australia

1944 (Aug) 'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY' Air Mail Honour envelope from Dutch New Guinea to Australia with s/r. AUST. ARMY PO 197 p/m. [Advanced Allied Force HQ] and HMS SHIPS h/s. Designated 'AS 1324' with flap to side. Ref: 307-085.


Price: £45.00
1944 cover MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy

1944 (May) cover from MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy with Controle censor label and s/r. 'X3' h/s. [Roselys (formerly HMS Sundew) was one of the nine Flower-class corvettes lent by the Royal Navy to the Free French Naval Forces. One of nine Free French escort vessels which supported the Normandy landings on and after 6 June 1944] Ref: 307-103.


Price: £45.00
1944-45 Air Letter + covers Eastern Task Force. Motor Launch 201

1944-45 Air Letter and covers from Motor Launch 201 - 13th. ML Flotilla. Eastern Task Force. From (Jeff) "JH Luck RNVR, HMML 201". 1944 (Dec) Air letter with oval HMNL 201 cachet and tomb censor h/s. Also 1945 (March) cover from India 'On leave' with d/r. NAINI TAL p/m. [Himalayas] and 1945 (April) cover with d/r. BRITISH FLEET MAIL 37 p/m. [India] Ref: 310-107.


Price: £45.00
1945 (May) cover 'HMS COFER' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1945 (May) Air Mail cover from 'HMS COFER' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Cofer, a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. On 2 May 1945 as the group swept the straits to prepare for motor torpedo boat operations off Cape Djoeata, concealed shore batteries sank YMS-481. According to the Final Muster Roll from the YMS-481, Cofer destroyed the batteries and rescued 18 survivors of YMS-481. [The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the BORNEO campaign of 1945. [1 May – 21 June 1945] Djoeata was located on Tarakan's NW coast. (Tarakan Island, Netherlands East Indies)] Ref: 313-121.


Price: £45.00
1902 PPC PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Diu" Macau. HONG KONG transit

1902 PPC from PORTUGAL to Canhoeira (Gunboat) "Diu" Macau, Asia with d/r. HONG KONG transit p/m. and circ. MACAU receipt p/m. Ref: 311-125.


Price: £50.00
1914-18 PPC SENEGAL to GB with CENSORED h/s. Gould 4A 202 - reversed 'N'

1914-18 PPC [Senegal] from SENEGAL to GB endorsed 'OAS' with s/l. CENSORED h/s. Gould 4A 202 - reversed 'N' [Senegal VC Post Office] Troopship calling at Dakar to re-fuel. Ref: 306-033.


Price: £50.00
1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands. Hospital Carrier. censor 11637

1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands Hospital with shield censor 11637 h/s. [HMHC Duke of Argyll: Hospital Carrier - No 65. 12th. Aug. 1944 alongside Mulberry at Arromanches, the first Hospital Carrier to use the Harbour. Further crossings took her to Cherbourg, Dieppe and Ostend. She was then based at TILBURY and operated regular sailings to Ostend until 25th. June 1945] Addressed to 'Major CJ Fox TD RAMC, Military Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland Isles'. Ref: 307-015.


Price: £50.00
1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth'

1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth' from his father. Mentions his meeting with 'Sir Thomas Hardy' [Nelson fame] and 'Admiral Dundas'. 1842 sailed from Vera Cruz for Halifax: all lost] Letter transcribed. Ref: 314-057.


Price: £60.00
1854 cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' CHINA

1854 (March) cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' - a former name of Beijing, CHINA. Also circ. LEAMINGTON receipt p/m. to rear. Edward Hay R.N. [Royal Navy] Youngest son of Rear Admiral James Hay. 30 Aug. 1852 made Lieutenant and on 22 March 1858 made Commander. [One of Shannon's Officers, Shannon's Naval Brigade: 2nd China War 1856-60] Ref: 305-097.


Price: £60.00
1895 cover PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Rio Lima" Lourenco Marques

1895 (April) cover from PORTUGAL endorsed via ship 'Peninsular' with LISBOA p/m. to Navy Canhoneira "Rio Lima" [Portuguese Navy Gunboat] at Lourenco Marques. EAST AFRICA. mss .. "Received 12 July 9"'. Naval. Ref: 303-123.


Price: £60.00
1909 (July) PPC GERMANY to GB. 'HMS Cornwall' conducting intelligence missions

1909 (July) PPC from GERMANY to GB with d/r. LONDON 128 p/m. From 'Phillips, HMS Cornwall, Kiel, Germany'. Royal Navy Armoured Cruiser HMS Cornwall on Mediterranean and Baltic tours of duty (while Captain W. R. Hall was spying for Britain) - Observed a number of Naval installation, producing valuable reports on 'Brunsbuttel, Tonning and the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal' as well as on the 'Coast Defences at Kiel'. [Captain (later Admiral Sir) William Reginald Blinker Hall (1870-1943), future Director of Naval Intelligence] Ref: 312-138.


Price: £60.00
1901 PC BOXER Rebellion. CHINA to Germany. MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m.

1901 (April) PC BOXER Rebellion from CHINA to Germany with s/r. KAIS. DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m. - SMS Weissenburg [One of the first ocean-going battleships of the Imperial German Navy] From 'Wusung, China'. Ref: 304-004.


Price: £65.00
1915 cover (July) HMS Agamemnon to GB. RFHMS m/c. Also DARDANELLES PPC

1915 cover (July) from HMS Agamemnon [crest to flap] to GB with LONDON RFHMS m/c. Dardanelles. Also PPC endorsed "HMS Agamemnon. Taken by a French officer of the French Cruiser "Republic". [Agamemnon returned to the Dardanelles in June 1915 and left Jan. 1916] Ref: 314-071.


Price: £65.00
1918 PPC MAURITIUS to GB. RFHMS + PASSED NAVAL CENSOR h/s. HMS Suffolk

1918 (8th. July) PPC from MAURITIUS to GB with boxed RFHMS and PASSED / NAVAL / CENSOR h/s. Gould 5D16 - HMS Suffolk. Also s/r. LONDON receipt p/m. (30th. Aug.) [Mauritius located in Indian Ocean off East Africa] HMS Suffolk: Aug. 1917 she became flagship of the China Station and in Nov. 1918 deployed to Vladivostok. Ref: 312-079.


Price: £65.00