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1945 cover 'Official Mail' CROISEUR "GLOIRE" to Paris. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s.

1945 (7th. June) cover 'Official Mail' from CROISEUR "GLOIRE" to Paris endorsed 'FM' with d/r. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s. [Until the end of the war, it provided fire support against ground targets to Allied forces on the Italian and French coasts] Ref: 311-053.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover CEYLON to 'LJ Cohen, Wardroom Mess, Kollupitiya'. PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 19

1945 (Jan) cover from CEYLON to 'LJ Cohen, Wardroom Mess, Kollupitiya' with boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 19 h/s. From 'Lt (S) RL Cook RN'. [Jon Cohen: Linguist / cryptanalyst assigned to Colombo, Ceylon. Served in naval intelligence in the Far East from 1942-1945] Ref: 314-116.

The philosopher Jonathan Cohen was a fellow of the Queen's College Oxford and of the British Academy. He was also a polymath whose contributions across epistemology, logic, the philosophy of law, language, psychology, and science. His studies were interrupted by the second world war. Cohen trained as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and, after learning Japanese, he served in naval intelligence in the Far East from 1942-1945. Jewish Personnel at Bletchley Park in World War Two: RN Sub Lt. Laurence Jonathan Cohen was born in London in May 1923 and attended St Pauls School; he recalls he was reading Greats at Balliol in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and South Asia. He was suddenly asked by his College master if he would like to learn Japanese. He had no idea what it would be for until he reached Bletchley. They studied in Bedford six days a week under a WW1 Naval Intelligence officer, Oswald Tuck, formerly served as Naval attache in Tokyo. The speed of their progress embarrassed the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), who said it could never be done! Cohen later served in the listening and decoding stations in Mombassa (East Africa) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Michael Loewe and Jonathan Cohen were soon thrown in at the deep end to the secret world of Naval Intelligence and ciphers; resplendent uniforms and naval etiquette; Admiralty communiqués and naval acronyms. They were even sent on a navy frigate patrol in the North Sea to familiarise them with naval problems.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover FRANCE to 'British Liason Staff, FS Gloire, Post Navale'

1945 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Cadet RW Young, British Liason Staff, FS "Gloire", Post Navale'. Gloire was a French light cruiser of the La Galissonnière class. Refit at Algiers to 17 June. Ref: 308-105.


Price: £20.00
1952 cover MAURITIUS to GB. COMMANDING OFFICER / MNVF h/s

1952 (Dec.) Air Mail cover from MAURITIUS to GB bearing 'KGVI' 15 cent adhesives tied by PORT LOUIS p/m. Fine violet boxed FORCES AIR MAIL / COMMANDING OFFICER/M.N.V.F. h/s at left. A rare strike from the Mauritius Naval Volunteer Force. [M.N.V.F.] NB: Folded. Ref: 306-110.


Price: £20.00
1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' cover from the PERSIAN GULF to GB.

1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' Air Mail from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [In May 1957 HMS Gambia sailed for the Persian Gulf, becoming the last flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Vice Admiral Hilary Biggs, and returned to Rosyth on 19 Sept. 1958] Ref: 311-066.


Price: £20.00
1982 cover FALKLANDS to GB. PORT STANLEY p/m. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital ship

1982 (8th. May) cover from the FALKLANDS to GB with s/r. PORT STANLEY p/m. [26th. July] and d/r. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital Ship: 8th. May at Ascension Island. [Ten-week war between Argentina and the UK from 2nd. Apr. 1982 – 14th. June 1982] Ref: 311-072.


Price: £20.00
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
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 (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
1915 (Oct) PPC [French Hospital Ship "CEYLAN"] from SALONICA

1915 (Oct) PPC [French Hospital Ship "CEYLAN"] from SALONICA. Message only to rear ". Present at Gallipoli. Dardanelles. Ref: 301-100.


Price: £25.00
1917 (Feb) PPC [Messina, Italy] to 'Paris' with CUIRASSE LORRAINE h/s. Battleship

1917 (Feb) PPC [Messina, Italy] to 'Paris' endorsed "Correspondence Militaire" with CUIRASSE LORRAINE h/s. French Battleship. Ref: 307-008.


Price: £25.00
1917 PPC KIRKWALL with oval CENSORED / HOXA h/s

1917 circa. PPC of KIRKWALL to Lincoln with circ. dumb p/m. and light oval CENSORED / HOXA h/s. - Gould 2B15. Artillery Unit - HOXA entrance channel to Scapa Flow. Navy. Naval. Ref: 301-097.


Price: £25.00
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
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
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 British Official photograph 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'

1941 (Sept) British Official photograph A. 5793. 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'. The U-boat is forced to the surface by depth charges from HMT LADY SHIRLEY. [Sank German submarine U-111 south-west of Tenerife with depth charges. Lady Shirley had one crewmember killed and several injured in the battle. Of the U-boat crew of 52, eight were killed and 44 survived. This was the first time that POWs were captured from a U-boat. Reached GIBRALTAR with 44 German survivors rescued from the sea. HMT Lady Shirley was a fishing trawler requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 and converted for anti-submarine warfare duties] Full typed details to rear. 150 x 100 mm. Ref: 303-070.


Price: £25.00
1942-45 Air Mail cover PAPUA, NG to Australia. HM AUSTRALIAN SHIPS h/s. censors

1942-45 Air Mail cover from PAPUA, NG to Australia with NAVAL / SERVICE canc. 3d. adhesive and HM AUSTRALIAN SHIPS h/s. Also Royal Navy tomb censor with 2 OBC label tied by diamond h/s. Sydney. Ref: 306-036.


Price: £25.00
1943 cover ICELAND to '7th. Air Formation Signals, London' redirected to 'HMS Dundonald'

1943 cover from ICELAND to 'L/Cpl. Slack N, 7th. Air Formation Signals, London' with US APO p/m. and censored. Redirected to 'HMS Dundonald, Truan (Troon) Ayreshire' with WHETSTONE m/c. to rear. HMS Dundonald function - holding and training base for RN Beach Commandos and holding base for Combined Operations personnel. NB: Folded and creased. Ref: 303-053.


Price: £25.00
1943 cover MALTA to 'RFA Reliant' redirected to 'c/o Cable Ship, Mombasa'

1943 (Jan) cover from MALTA to 'A. Rhodes, RFA Reliant, GPO Malta' and redirected to 'c/o Cable Ship, Mombasa' with d/r. COSPICUA p/m. and part EXAMINER label with DD/1088 h/s. Also CAIRO transit m/c. and Egyptian Censor h/s. Creased. Ref: 309-060.


Price: £25.00