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1939-42 small card 'HMT "Somershire" - Torpedoed 7th. April 1942

1939-42 small card 'HMT "Somershire" - Torpedoed 7th. April 1942. Plain back 105 x 65 mm. Ref: 312-006.


Price: £4.00
1939-45 Air Letter CEYLON to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. 'HMS Mayina'

1939-45 Air Letter from CEYLON to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and weak boxed PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'HMS Mayina - a holding transit camp/shore base just outside of Coloumbo, Ceylon. To have been used as a base for the build up of to the invasion of Japan, But was never used due to the dropping of the Atomic bombs. Used for the repatriation home of troops. Ref: 304-095.


Price: £9.00
1939-45 cover 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB. CENSORED / AT SEA h/s.

1939-45 cover from 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB with RFHMS m/c. and CENSORED / AT SEA h/s. [Daynes N1060] Probably troopship. From 'Cpl. Rigby AH, 'No. 5 Unit. COLME, c/o OC Mobilisation Ctre., Henlow Beds'. Ref: 311-142.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR 545762 label

1939-45 Air Mail cover to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. & Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR / 545762 label - Daynes RNL 430 - Black on Buff. Naval. From 'C Lawrence, Dis. a. R53583'. Ref: 304-130.


Price: £18.00
1940 'Feldpost' cover German Freighter "HELGOLAND" Blockade Runner

1940 'Feldpost' cover and letter from German Freighter "HELGOLAND" with d/r. dumb p/m. 'Helgoland,' was in Colombia, South America, at the outbreak of World War II but managed to make its way through the British blockade to St. Nazaire in German-occupied France. Naval. Navy. Ref: 309-136.


Price: £30.00
1940 (April) 'Feldpost' cover + letter German Freighter "HELGOLAND" to Germany

1940 (15th. April) 'Feldpost' cover and letter from German Freighter "HELGOLAND" to Germany with d/r. dumb p/m. 'Helgoland,' was in Colombia, South America, at the outbreak of World War II but managed to make its way through the British blockade to St. Nazaire in German-occupied France. Naval. Navy. Ref: 303-107.


Price: £30.00
1940 Air Mail cover SENEGAL to France. Escort Boat 'Aviso "Gazelle", Dakar'

1940 (Oct) Air Mail cover from SENEGAL to France with d/r. DAKAR p/m. From Escort Boat 'Aviso "Gazelle", Dakar. with d/r. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s. [Gazelle took part in the 'Battle of Dakar' 23rd. to 25th. Sept.] Ref: 310-041.


Price: £20.00
1940 circa. Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England'. 'Q' Ship

c.1940 Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England' with s/r. RECEIVED FROM / HM SHIPS p/m. and tomb censor h/s. RFA Antoine was a cover name for the 'Q' Ship HMS Orchy - Special Service Freighter. Oct. 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Decoy ship. Into Service: March 1940. April 1940 sailed to Portland for her work-up. She operated around the British Isles under the name RFA Antoine. Out of service: June 1941. Faults. Ref: 302-002.

In 1939 Winston Churchill gave authority for a number of merchantmen to be requisitioned for service as Q-ships, although for security purposes they were referred to as Special service Freighters. A fleet of 9 small mainly coal-burning vessels were acquired , 6 for deep-sea work and 3 for coastal work. All were commissioned as HM ships under their original names but were given RFA cover names and on entering harbour and while in harbour they wore the Blue Ensign, behaved as RFAs and adopted the RFA commercial practices. None of them was really suitable for their intended roles and met with a complete lack of success. Their Q-ship service officially ended on 2 March 1941.


Price: £100.00
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
1940 PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c.

1940 (Nov) PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c. [HMS Menestheus - Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class. Commissioned 22 Jun 1940.She joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron based at Kyle of Lochalsh (port ZA) laying mines for the WW2 Northern Barrage] Ref: 307-099.


Price: £12.00
1940 Report from 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW

1940 (April) typed 8 page Report by Lieut. AW Motts RNR of 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW taken off Spanish ship El 'Cuidad De Sevilla'. Real name is 'Willi Mertes'. Includes details of German vessels given by POW of ships at Las Palmas and Tenerife. [Passenger ship Queen of Bermuda requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Nov. 39 - March 42: South Atlantic Station: on patrol to Montevideo arriving 11 April 1940] Spy. Faults. Ref: 314-140.


Price: £35.00
1940-41 cover 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' PAID m/c. tri. censor 2477

1940-41 cover with crest to flap. - 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' to flap and PAID m/c. Also tri. censor 2477 h/s. Ref: 309-089.


Price: £12.00
1941 (29th. Aug) cover GIBRALTAR to GB. Naval 'By Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s

1941 (29th. Aug) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with boxed Naval 'By Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s. - Daynes PP5a [Used 3rd Aug 41 until 5th Oct 41] Also RFHMS m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Ref: 312-135.


Price: £25.00
1941 (April) cover GIBRALTAR to GB. Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s.

1941 (21st. April) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with boxed Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s. - Daynes PP5b [Used 10th. April to 7th. July] Also RFHMS m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Ref: 312-134.


Price: £25.00
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
1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Greenock to Gibraltar

1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Notes to rear regarding journey from Greenock to Gibraltar - March to May. [HMS Argus, British aircraft carrier that served in the Royal Navy. In March 1941, the carrier loaded a dozen Hurricane IIs and three Skuas and delivered them to Gibraltar on 29 March, She returned to the UK on 11 April and loaded six replacement Swordfish as well as six Swordfish of 812 Squadron for self-defence. After a brief refit, Argus sailed on 14 April for Gibraltar to transfer the replacements to Ark Royal. She arrived on 24 April and began a two-week refit after the aircraft were transferred. The ship was back in the UK, loading another batch of Hurricanes bound for Gibraltar. Three Fulmars of 800X Squadron were also embarked to protect the ship against the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condors that patrolled the Bay of Biscay and the Eastern Atlantic. The carrier arrived on 31 May and disembarked all her aircraft, including 800X Squadron. On her return to the UK she began a refit] Ref: 311-105.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Nov) cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m

1941 (Nov) cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m. and s/r. Passed by Naval Censor h/s. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-086.


Price: £15.00
1941 Air Mail cover AUSTRALIA to GB. 'Priviledge Letter' Honour Certificate h/s

1941 (10th. Feb) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to GB [1s. 6d. RATE] with s/r. DARWIN p/m. and 'Priviledge Letter' Honour Certificate h/s. Also HMA SHIPS h/s. and tomb censor with d/r. receipt p/m. (3rd. April) to rear. Faults. Ref: 304-087.


Price: £150.00
1941 Air Mail cover GB to 'DP Crane, c/o RN Office, Basra, IRAQ'

1941 (Nov) Air Mail cover GB to 'DP Crane, c/o RN Office, Basra, IRAQ' [Royal Navy] and returned with RFHMS m/c. and boxed UNCLAIMED / IN RN BARRACKS / PORTSMOUTH h/s. Also RE-DIRECTED LETTER / HMS 'Victory' h/s. with Sept. 1942 receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Faults. Ref: 309-116.


Price: £18.00
1941 Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB with Royal Navy tomb censor

1941 (8 April) Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB with d/r. MA'QIL p/m. and d/r. BASRA transit p/m. Also Royal Navy tomb censor to rear. [8th April] Naval. Ref: 308-138.


Price: £15.00