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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 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) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'

1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'. Ref: No. A. 4599 with Imerial War Museum. [Guardian served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942] 135 x 70 mm. NB: No details to rear. Ref: 316-096.


Price: £6.00
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 cover CEYLON to GB. RFHMS m/c. boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / COLOMBO h/s

1941 cover from CEYLON to GB with RFHMS m/c. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / HM NAVAL OFFICE, COLOMBO h/s. Ref: 306-022.


Price: £12.00
1941 cover NEW ZEALAND to 'Geo: KS Monk, Ordinary Seaman' redirected to HMS Harrier

1941 Air Mail cover NEW ZEALAND to 'Geo: KS Monk, Ordinary Seaman, First New Zealand Draft, London' and redirected to HMS Harrier with tied Censor label. [HMS Harrier: Minesweeper of the Halcyon class based Harwich for East Coast minesweeping duties] Ref: 317-046.


Price: £10.00
1941 cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' reused

1941 (April) cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' [ISLE of MULL, Inner Hebrides, Scotland] and reused with OHMS label tied by RFHMS m/c. [Over the four-and-a-half years he ran the school, 911 ships went through 1132 Anti-submarine training courses at HMS Western Isles, Tobermory, Isle of Mull] Ref: 313-076.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover TRINADAD to GB. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'

1941 cover from TRINADAD to GB with d/r. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. From '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'. Royal Naval Air Station. British West Indies. [749 Squadron - Observer Training Squadron, part of No.1 Observer School. Formed here on 01.01.41. Equipped with Supermarine Walrus, Grumman Goose, and Avro Anson] Corner missing. Ref: 314-004.


Price: £6.00
1941 OHMS cover INDIA to 'Cochin'. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. 'SERVICE' o/p.

1941 OHMS cover from INDIA to 'Cochin' with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. and 'SERVICE' o/p. to adhesive. Also oval NAVAL OFFICER-IN-CHARGE / COCHIN h/s. [The origin of the Naval Base: 31 Aug 1939 a small naval contingent was placed in Cochin under a Royal Indian Navy officer who assumed the duties of Naval Officer-in-Charge, Cochin. The contingent was tasked to cater to the requirements of Local Naval Defense, running a Port Wireless Signal Station and an Examination Service] Ref: 306-068.


Price: £15.00
1941 Telegraph to 'Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia'. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 p/m.

1941 (July) Telegraph to 'Joachim Klukmuller, Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia' with weak s/r. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 ARGINTINA p/m. Graf Spee scuttled, 17 Dec. 1939 after Battle of the River Plate and crew interned on Island 'Martin Garcia'. Ref: 309-023.


Price: £200.00