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1917 Red X cover RFHMS m/c. to '6 Light Trench Mortar, France' CENSOR

1917 (Nov) Australian Red Cross cover with RFHMS m/c. to 'Pte. Meddings, 6 Light Trench Mortar, 2nd Division, AIF, France' with d/r. AUSTRALIAN IMP. FORCE / BASE POST OFFICE p/m. and CENSOR / A7 2? h/s. Signature 'WE Chapman'. [The censor mark looks like an Aussie Transport number A72. (SS Beltana) Emery's sailiing lists do not give a good match with the arrival in London or the letter. A possibility is that a Austrlian bound transport met a UK bound ship somewhere en route and they swapped mails] Redirected to England. Ref: 311-160.


Price: £35.00
1917 YMCA cover HMS "Orion" RFHMS m/c. PASSED / SHIP'S CENSOR h/s.

1917 (Oct) YMCA cover from HMS "Orion" with RFHMS m/c. and d/r. PASSED / SHIP'S CENSOR h/s. 43mm. [Dreadnought battleship consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea during WW1] Roughly opened. Ref: 307-100.


Price: £20.00
1918 (30th. March) cover EGYPT to GB. APO SZ10 p/m. s/l. SALVED LETTER h/s.

1918 (30th. March) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. APO SZ10 p/m. and s/l. SALVED LETTER h/s. Also GR OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE POST OFFICE label - RLB-No. 54. On April 11th, the British liner S/S Kingstonian, on a voyage from Alexandria to Marseille with troops and equipment, was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-68, at Carloforte Roads. The captain beached her nearby. On April 29th 1918, while the Navy tug HMS Dalkeith was repairing Kingstonian, the German submarine UB-48 torpedoed and sunk both of them. Wreck cover. Ref: 306-048.


Price: £95.00
1918 (31st. Aug) Field Service PC. RFHMS p/m. "on Hospital Ship"

1918 (31st. Aug) Field Service PC to 'Scotland' with RFHMS p/m. mss .. "I am on Hospital Ship with sick on board. Will post on arrival in Blighty". From 'Lindsay Duff'. NB: Very heavy fold. Ref: 303-142.


Price: £30.00
1918 (April) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope [S.538] d/r. LONDON p/m.

1918 (26th. April) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope [S.538] with d/r. LONDON p/m. canc. 1d. adhesive. From 'H. Rendell'. Folded. Ref: 303-085.


Price: £15.00
1918 (July) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope RFHMS m/c. unframed CENSORED h/s.

1918 (July) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope with RFHMS m/c. and unframed CENSORED h/s. Gould RD3. Opening faults. Ref: 312-105 .


Price: £25.00
1918 (July) PPC 'HMS Benbow' to GB. 8 bar dumb p/m. CENSOR No. 2 / HMS BENBOW

1918 (July) PPC from 'HMS Benbow' to GB with s/r. 8 bar dumb p/m. and d/r. CENSOR No. 2 / HMS BENBOW h/s. Ref: 311-028.


Price: £8.00
1918 cover + letter BERMUDA to GB 'RN Barracks' censored

1918 cover and letter from BERMUDA to GB with part HAMILITON m/c. and s/r. P.C. / BERMUDA h/s. From 'RN Barracks, Bermuda'. Royal Naval. Navy. Ref: 314-127.


Price: £20.00
1918 cover BUY NATIONAL WAR BONDS m/c. CEN(MS)SOR h/s.

1918 cover with London BUY NATIONAL WAR BONDS m/c. and CEN(MS)SOR h/s. - Royal Navy: "Marshal Soult", monitor based at Dover. Ref: 304-139.


Price: £15.00
1918 cover USA to 'American Expeditionary Force' redirected to Hospital Ship

1918 (Nov) cover USA to 'Private AH Pageinkopf, Park Battery, 5th. Corp. Artillery Park, American Expeditionary Force' redirected to 'Ship's Hospital Transport Ascanius" with boxed APO 727 / Forwarded to h/s. to rear. Ref: 306-076.


Price: £45.00
1918 cover with Royal Navy CENSOR 'O' 17 HMS Termagant

1918 (March) cover with circ. LONDON p/m. to Isle of Man with s/l. CENSOR 'O' No. 17. HMS Termagant Destroyer. [On 23 April 1918 a force drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines launched one of the most daring raids in history, to block the ZEEBRUGGE Canal, thereby denying U-boat access] Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 311-128.


Price: £20.00
1918 PPC "HANDS OFF" PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS COLOSSUS

1918 (July) PPC "HANDS OFF" with FPO 'a' m/c. and d/r. PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS COLOSSUS h/s. [Dreadnought battleship - transferred to Rosyth in April 1918. She was present at the surrender of the German fleet on 21 November 1918.] Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 302-147.


Price: £30.00
1918 PPC GB to 'RN Anderson ERA, Devonport' redirected to 'HMS Essex'

1918 (Aug) comic PPC from GB to 'RN Anderson ERA, RN Camp, Devonport' [ERA: Engine Room Artificer] and redirected to 'HMS Essex' with MIDDLESBOROUGH / WAR BONDS m/c. Ref: 302-117.


Price: £9.00
1918 PPC GERMANY 'Feldpost' Kaiseritche Marine p/m. Wilhelmshaven

1918 PPC from GERMANY endorsed 'Feldpost' with circ. Kaiseritche Marine / Briefstempel p/m. From German Imperial Navy, Wilhelmshaven - Technical Officers Candidates' School. Folded. Ref: 302-110.


Price: £9.00
1918 PPC HIJMS Yakumo during Operation in Indian Ocean to Truk Islands

1918 PPC [Singapore] from HIJMS Yakumo during Operation in Indian Ocean to Truk Islands. From Captain Tosu of Cruiser Yakumo in transit to South Pacific Islands To: Account Officer, Temporary Guard Unit of South Pacific Islands. mss .. “Thank you for your new year greeting. I suppose that you had difficulty during long service in South Pacific. I wish you may be fine. 6th February”.  In February 1917, HIJMS Yakumo under 1st Special Fleet which bases were in Singapore and Cape Town served to secure route of Indian Ocean began patrolling the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, searching for German commerce raiders.

Tamaki Tosu: from 1st December 1917 to 25th September 1918 during WWI, he served as Captain of HIJMS Yakumo. During the time, he was also Staff of 1st Special Fleet. 

HQ was at Tonowas (Dublon) Island of Truk Islands from December 1914 to 1918, when naval administration ended. Ref: 310-076.


Price: £125.00
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
1918 PPC Royal Navy with CENSOR 'O' Royal Marine Artillery

1918 (Oct) Picture postcard to GB with RECEIVED FROM HM SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED m/c. and s/l. CENSOR 'O' - RMA [Royal Marine Artillery] From 'Malk Avery'. Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 313-114.


Price: £15.00
1919 (May) real photo PPC 'HMT CZAR' to GB. RFHMS m/c. Troopship

1919 (May) real photo PPC 'HMT CZAR' to GB. RFHMS m/c. [Throughout 1919 and into 1920, HMT Czar continued transporting Commonwealth troops under Cunard management. The troopship primarily sailed between British ports and Mediterranean ports such as Trieste, Malta, Alexandria, and Constantinople] Ref: 306-040.


Price: £15.00
1919 circa. PPC Royal Navy LONDON to 'Birmingham'. RFHMS in red. Gould RA 46

c.1919 PPC from LONDON to 'Birmingham' with RFHMS in red [Line above and below] Gould RA 46. Royal Navy. Ref: 304-055.


Price: £15.00
1919 PPC (Ascania) RUSSIA to GB. FRHMS m/c. On Active Service

1918 (Dec.) PPC [Cunard Line "Ascania"] from RUSSIA to GB with LONDON FRHMS m/c. and s/l. On Active Service h/s. Naval. mss .. "we are at present in Russia going to Constant. then to Alex". "Ascania" was wrecked in June 1918. Royal Navy or MN. Ref: 304-121.


Price: £25.00