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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
1909 uprated Registered Letter GB to 'Capt AM Delaware, BERMUDA'

1909 uprated Registered Letter from GB to 'Capt AM Delaware ASC, Headquarters, Prospect, BERMUDA' with 'A & N CSL / No. 13 Dept' wax seal. [Army and Navy] Part d/r. BERMUDA receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 306-101.


Price: £45.00
1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two

1911 unused real photo PPC. The Vickers Airship No. 1 Mayfly broke in two. [His Majesty's Airship No. 1 was designed and built by Vickers, Sons and Maxim at their works in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, as an aerial scout airship for the Royal Navy When it was moved from its shed in Cavendish Dock to conduct full trials on 24 September 1911, it broke in two] Photograph by 'J Parker, Barrow-in-Furness'. Ref: 307-077.


Price: £25.00
1913 (Feb) PPC HMT REWA to GB with d/r. LONDON 176 p/m. 'Port Said'

1913 (Feb) PPC from HMT REWA to GB with d/r. LONDON 176 p/m. Troopship. From 'Port Said'. [In Feb. 1913 the transport “Rewa” entered the Suez Canal carrying the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment homeward bound from Karachi] Ref: 313-071.


Price: £9.00
1913 (Nov) PPC PERSIAN GULF to GB. LONDON 173 p/m. 'HMS Swiftsure, East Indies'

1913 (Nov) PPC [Photo of Crew] from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with d/r. LONDON 173 p/m. From 'HMS Swiftsure, East Indies'. On 26 March 1913 to became flagship of the East Indies station until 1915. Captain Raymond A. Nugent served from 25 April, 1913 – 14 April, 1914. [New Cemetery, Eastern Cove, Khor Jabber, Oman. 'IN MEMORY OF CORP. P.E. SWINERD R.M.L.I. OF H.M.S. SWIFTSURE E. INDIES WHO DIED 17TH NOVEMBER 1913 AGED 29 YEARS ERECTED BY HIS SHIPMATES AS A TOKEN OF THEIR ESTEEM AND AFFECTION R.I.P.] Ref: 311-051.


Price: £85.00
1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1". SCARBOROUGH p/m.

1914 (15th. Sept) real photo PPC 'HM Submarine "D.1" with d/r. SCARBOROUGH p/m. [H.M. Submarines D1. Pennant No.: I.71. Complement: 25 [3 Officers, 22 Ratings] May 1914 - July 1915. 8th Flotilla. Oct. 1912 - Oct. 1914 Lt. Cdr. A.D. Cochrane. D1 was the first British submarine to be fitted with diesel instead of petrol engines] Ref: 312-071.


Price: £25.00
1914 (16th. Sept) real photo PPC HMS "COLLINGWOOD" with LONDON m/c.

1914 (16th. Sept) real photo PPC HMS "COLLINGWOOD" with LONDON m/c. From 'Len Gardner'. [Based at Scapa Flow. On 4th Aug. 1914, put to sea and carried out massive sweep of northern waters. Periodically the ships went out on North Sea Sweeps and Gunnery exercises, which usually lasted for 3 days followed by ten days in harbor] Ref: 306-015.


Price: £10.00
1914 (5th. Aug) unused PPC 'German "SS Franz. Horn" captured off Dover'

1914 (5th. Aug) unused PPC 'German "SS Franz. Horn" captured off Dover'. Ref: 305-039.


Price: £9.00
1914 (Aug) real photo PPC MEXICO to USA. USS GEORGIA p/m. 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'

1914 (Aug) real photo of sailors PPC from MEXICO to USA with USS GEORGIA p/m. at 'Vera Cruz, Mexico'. [In 1914 she cruised in Mexican waters to protect American interests during the MEXICAN REVOLUTION in the troubled Vera Cruz-Tampico area] Ref: 314-026.


Price: £25.00
1914 (Dec) cover Royal Navy to GB. LONDON 173 p/m. Censored h/s.

1914 (Dec) cover from the Royal Navy to GB with d/r. LONDON 173 p/m. and s/l. Censored h/s. Ref: 301-058.


Price: £9.00
1914 (Nov) PPC (Aden) HMAT Orvieto to Australia. PASSED h/s.

1914 (28th. Nov) PPC (Aden - ss Salsette) from HMAT Orvieto to Australia with MELBORNE m/c. and PASSED h/s. HMAT Transport A3 to Egypt and then Gallipoli. From 'HSD' to Dad 'Dickinson'. Herbert Spencer Dickinson enlisted with the 5th Infantry Battalion and was allocated the rank of private. Departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 Oct. 1914. After serving with his unit at Gallipoli, he was transferred in Feb. 1916 to the 57th Infantry Battalion and sent to the Western Front in France. Dickinson was quickly promoted through the ranks, gaining his first promotion to Lance corporal in Sept. 1914 and becoming a captain by May 1916. Whilst serving with the 57th Infantry Battalion he was mentioned in the despatches of General Douglas Haig on 9 April 1917. Dickinson was killed in action at Polygon Wood in Belgium on 25 September 1917. He was 25 years old. Herbert Dickinson is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Ref: 307-114.


Price: £100.00
1914 (Sept) cover Royal Navy to GB. 'F.H. Gerty, Nav. Sec.' Naval Secretary

1914 (Sept) cover Royal Navy to GB with s/r. dumb p/m. and redirected. From 'F.H. Gerty, Nav. Sec.' - Naval Secretary. [WESTERN FRONT - NAVAL MENTIONS ARMY DESPATCHES dated 14 Jan. 1915. Name of whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Fleet Paymaster F. H. Gerty, Royal Navy (retired)] Re-used OHMS envelope. Ref: 302-005.


Price: £25.00
1914 circa. PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] 'HMS New Zealand' to GB. RFHMS p/m.

c.1914 PPC [HMS New Zealand in Action] from 'HMS New Zealand' to GB with RFHMS p/m. From 'Jim Adams'? Ref: 314-071.


Price: £15.00
1914 postally unused PPC 'Naval Battle of the FALKLANDS' - Gnarhost

1914 postally unused PPC 'Naval Battle of the FALKLANDS' - The end of the "Charnhost" German Admiral ship. [SMS Scharnhorst] Ref: 304-018.


Price: £12.00
1914 PPC [Orient Line] 'HM Tansport (3)' ss Orvieto to Australia.

1914 PPC [Orient Line. ss Orvieto Smoking Room] from 'HM Tansport (3)' ss Orvieto to Australia. Left Albany 1st. Nov. 1914. [Later ss Orvieto was converted into a Minelayer, laying mines in the north sea 10-11th. Sept. 1915] Ref: 305-130.


Price: £35.00
1914 unused PPC 'HMS VENERABLE. Took part in defence of the Belgium Coast'

1914 unused PPC Roll of Fame - 'HMS VENERABLE. Took part in defence of the Belgium Coast, Oct. 1914'. Ref: 304-031.


Price: £10.00
1914 unused PPC - HMS Theseus in North Sea action Oct. 15, 1914

1914 unused PPC - HMS Theseus in North Sea action Oct. 15, 1914. Theseus rejoined 10th Cruiser Squadron, which on 15 Oct. 1914 was on patrol off Aberdeen, deployed in line abreast at intervals of about 10 nautical miles. Theseus was unsuccessfully attacked by the German submarine U-17. NB: Hinge remains to rear. Ref: 303-030.


Price: £9.00
1914 unused real photo PPC 'HMS "AMPHION". Sunk by a German mine North Sea'

1914 unused real photo PPC 'HMS "AMPHION". Sunk by a German mine in the North Sea'. 6th. Aug. 1914. Ref: 306-027.


Price: £10.00
1914-17 real photo unused PPC 'French Battleship "DANTON Owers Southsea'

1914-17 real photo unused PPC 'French Battleship "DANTON. Owers Southsea'. Ref: 306-012.


Price: £7.00
1914-17 unused PPC 'Just a Card' HMS IMPLACABALE

1914-17 unused PPC 'Just a Card' HMS IMPLACABALE. [During WW1 Implacable was assigned to operations with the Dover Patrol, then she served in the Dardanelles Campaign, in support of the Allied landings at Gallipoli. Apart from a brief spell in England in March/April 1916 for a refit, she remained in the Mediterranean until June 1917] Ref: 303-028.


Price: £7.00