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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
1919 PPC (Hospital Ship "Flandre") TURKEY to 'S. Postal 144, France'

1919 PPC (Hospital Ship "Flandre") from TURKEY to 'S. Postal 144, France' with s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES p/m. and part d/r. HOPITAL "FLANDRE" cachet. From 'Constantinople. A bord de la "Flandre". Ref: 308-154.

Price: £45.00
1919 PPC NORWAY to GB. Royal Navy Minesweeper. Northern Barrage Clearance

1919 (9th. Sept) PPC from NORWAY to GB with poor RFHMS m/c. From 'Dowdeswell', Royal Navy Minesweeper with the Northern Barrage Clearance. The North Sea Mine Barrage, also known as the Northern Barrage, was a large minefield laid easterly from the Orkney Islands to Norway. Royal Navy minesweeping efforts involved 421 vessels manned by 600 officers and 15,000 men from 1 April to 30 Nov. 1919. Twelve Lapwing class minesweepers and 18 submarine chasers were available. Strauss declared the barrage cleared on 30 Sept. 1919. Ref: 302-016.

Price: £30.00
1919 PPC SALONICA to France with BASE NAVALE h/s.

1919 (Jan) PPC from SALONICA to France with s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES p/m. and d/r.MARINE NATIONAL / BASE NAVALE h/s. From 'Dr A Lesson. MEDICIN de la MARINE. Greece. Navy. Ref: 314-139.

Price: £9.00
1920 (29th. Dec) cover MALTA to GB. LONDON 210 p/m. 'HMS Seraph'

1920 (29th. Dec) cover from MALTA to GB with RFHMS m/c. and d/r. LONDON 210 p/m. [7th. Jan. 1921] From 'D. Hooley AB, HMS Seraph' - "S" class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. Completed: 25th. Dec, 1918. Recommissioned at Malta on 13th. Sept. 1920. NB: Corner missing and folded. Ref: 313-124.

Price: £30.00
1920 (April) real photo PPC 'HMS "QUEEN ELIZABETH" with d/r. RYDE p/m.

1920 (April) real photo PPC of 'HMS "QUEEN ELIZABETH" with d/r. RYDE p/m. mss .. "arrived safely". [From 1919 to 1924 she was the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet] Ref: 312-074.

Price: £9.00
1920 (May) real photo PPC [ELI Bay] New ZEALAND to GB. LONDON RFHMS m/c.

1920 (May) real photo PPC [ELI Bay, Pelorus Sound] from New ZEALAND to GB with LONDON RFHMS m/c. Royal Navy. Ref: 313-077.

Price: £9.00
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 cover to 'Mr Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet". 1926 cover to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia'

1920 ps cover from GB to 'Mr. CW Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet" and 1926 cover from CEYLON to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia' with d/r. MOCKBA receipt p/m. to rear. Roughly opened. Ref: 311-048.

Price: £15.00
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
1922 (Aug) PPC of 'HM Destroyer "LIBERTY" with d/r. SOUTHALL p/m.

1922 (Aug) PPC of 'HM Destroyer "LIBERTY" with d/r. SOUTHALL p/m. mss .. "arrived here quite safe". Ref: 312-075.

Price: £6.00
1923 cover to 'HMPS "Hunnie". 1923 PPC from '"Huntsend" CHANAK Crisis

1923 cover and letter from GB to 'HMPS "Hunnie" and 1923 PPC [Constantinople, TURKEY] from (HMT) "Huntsend" to GB with part s/r. FPO p/m. [Former German "Lutzow"] Both involved in the CHANAK Crisis 1923. Fault to cover. Ref: 302-082.

Price: £25.00
1927 Registered cover CHINA to 'EF Bowen, HMS Emerald, Shanghai'

1927 (April) Registered 'Shanghai Times' cover from CHINA to 'EF Bowen, HMS Emerald, Shanghai' with circ. SHANGHAI p/m. ER Bowen: Engine Room Artificer. British Light Cruiser HMS Emerald bombaded Nanking on 24th March 1927. HMS Emerald was serving in China in the Yangtse area when the Nanking incident took place in March 1927 during the capture of Nanking, by the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) in their Northern Expedition. Foreign warships bombarded the city defending the foreign residents against rioting and looting. Ref: 307-133.

Price: £75.00
1929 cover GB to 'Lt Cdr DNC Tufnell, DSC, HMS Hermes, CHINA Station'

1929 (June) cover GB to 'Lt Cdr DNC Tufnell, DSC, HMS Hermes, China Station'. Aircraft Carrier. It reached him "Chingwantao 5th July". HMS Hermes (1927 to 1929) was in the China station during the conflict between the communists and Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist armies. Flap missing. Ref: 307-119.

Price: £35.00
1931 cover Royal Navy to GB. RFHMS m/c. 3d. Postage Dues

1931 cover from Royal Navy to GB with LONDON / RFHMS m/c. and redirected with 2 x 3d. Postage Dues canc. BRISTOL p/m. Also 'PRO GLORIA QUID' crest to flap. [Royal Coat of Arms] NB: Heavy folds. Ref: 310-111.

Price: £6.00
1934 cover NETHERLANDS to 'HMS Najaden, Karlshrona, Sweden'

1934 cover from the NETHERLANDS to 'Count G. Wachtmeister Kommendor Kapten, HMS Najaden, Karlshrona, Sweden'. Served in the Swedish Navy as a sail training ship. Ref: 315-002.

Price: £9.00
1935 (July) cover GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. Battleship

1935 (29th. July) cover from GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. with 'GIBRALTER' over adhesive. Battleship. [The ship carried the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to Culebra, for a Fleet Landing Exercise No. 1 (FLEX 1) in Jan. 1935. She returned to training cruise duties in June 1935, and she again took the midshipmen to Europe. Among the stops were Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gibraltar, and Funchal] Ref: 310-049.

Price: £9.00
1935 cover CHINA to France. CANONNIERE FLUVIALE "BALNY" h/s. River Gun boat

1935 (14th. March) cover from CHINA to France endorsed 'FM' [Franchise/Militaire] with CANONNIERE FLUVIALE / "BALNY" h/s. Small French River Gun boat serving on the Yangtze river to St.Pierre Ile D'Oleron with d/r. ''MARINE FRANCAISE / SERVICE A LA MER'' cachet. Also 3 line Forces navals en Extreme-Orient / Flottile du Yang-Tsi-Kiang / Canonnier Fluviale "Balny" h/s. French Military Mail from China, Yangtse River Flotilla. Gunboat. Ref: 311-054.

Price: £150.00
1937 covers GB to 'Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'

1937 (Feb. to May) covers from GB to 'Ldg. Writer R. Cooper, Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'. Ref: 306-083.

Price: £9.00