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1918 (8th. June) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope. HMS Queen Elizabeth. LONDON m/c.

1918 (8th. June) 'Royal Navy' Honour envelope from HMS Queen Elizabeth with LONDON m/c. and unframed CENSORED h/s. Charged at the 1d. per 4oz Sailors rate to 18th. June. Worn and stuck down. Ref: 316-092.


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
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
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 PPC with PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS "WOOLWICH" h/s.

1917 PPC (Edinburgh) with circ. 8 bar dumb p/m. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS "WOOLWICH" h/s. Royal Navy Depot ship. Naval. Ref: 310-131.


Price: £20.00
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: 318-125.


Price: £25.00
1917 PPC GERMANY. KAIS DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST p/m. 'SMS Westfalen'

1917 (Aug) comic PPC [Prost Rest Kamerad] from GERMANY with s/r. KAIS DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST p/m. From 'SMS Westfalen' and censored. [SMS Westfalen was one of the Nassau-class battleships, the first four dreadnoughts built for the German Imperial Navy. The ship remained in port (Kiel) for the majority of 1917] Ref: 317-067.


Price: £15.00
1917 PPC (RMS 'ATHENTIC') to New Zealand. PASSED BY CENSOR No. 20

1917 (Jan) PPC (RMS 'ATHENTIC') to New Zealand with s/r. PASSED BY CENSOR No. 20 NZ h/s. New Zealand Troopship "Athentic". Ref: 315-145.


Price: £45.00
1917 PPC 'HMS Marlborough' to GB. 8 bar dumb p/m. PASSED / BY CENSOR h/s.

1917 (30th. Aug) PPC [Comic] 'HMS Marlborough' to GB with s/r. 8 bar dumb p/m. and PASSED / BY CENSOR h/s. Fred Spurgin - All dressed up and no place to go'. [Iron Duke-class battleship. Toward the end of 1917, the Germans began using destroyers and light cruisers to raid the British convoys to Norway; this forced the British to deploy capital ships to protect the convoys] Ref: 318-086.


Price: £18.00
1917 cover + letter Netherlands Indies to GB. 'ss Tasmanian Transport No. 1432'

1917 cover and letter from Netherlands Indies to GB with d/r. Soerabaia p/m. and OBC 290 label. From 'JFA Ford, Wireless Operator, RNT ss Tasmanian Transport No. 1432, c/o GPO London'. Worn. Ref: 314-111.


Price: £20.00
1917 circa. cover "Transport A9. SS Shropshire" to Australia. Passed h/s.

c.1917 cover from "Transport A9. SS Shropshire" to Australia endorsed 'On Active Service' with Passed h/s. - civil mark used at Melbourne. NB: Flap repaired. Ref: 305-132.


Price: £45.00
1917 (Sept) Military PC MALTA to Japan. Japanese Destroyer 'MOMO' censored

1917 (6th. Sept) Military PC from MALTA to Japan and censored. From Japanese Destroyer 'MOMO'. [The Malta squadron reinforced with the destroyers Kashi, Hinoki, Momo and Yanagi. The four 'Momo’ type cruiser including Yanagi arrived in Malta in August 1917 as the 15th Flotilla with cruiser 'Izumo' to add to the Japanese contribution to convoy protection in the Mediterranean. As the tempo of anti-submarine operations in the Mediterranean accelerated, Japanese sailors temporarily manned two British gunboats, which they designated the Tokyo and Saikyo, and two British destroyers, renamed the Kanran and Sendan] From 'Saito, Destroyer Momo'. To 'Ensign Pay Officer Yoshikawa & Ensign Pay Officer Gondo, c/o Sasebo Marine Corps'. Ref: 313-001.


Price: £350.00
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
1916 unused real photo PPC 'HMS MONARCH' Battleship

1916 unused real photo PPC 'HMS MONARCH' firing guns - Battleship by 'Stephen Crabb, Southsea'. Operated in the North sea early 1916. Ref: 312-021.


Price: £9.00
1916 PPC Hospital Ship "AQUITANIA" AAMC Details, Parkhouse Camp

1916 PPC [HM Hospital Ship "AQUITANIA"] with d/r. PARKHOUSE CAMP SALISBURY 2 p/m. From 'AAMC Details, Parkhouse Camp No. 2, Salisbury, Wilts'. Australian Army Medical Corps. mss .. "arrived in England yesterday'. Ref: 317-144.


Price: £25.00
1916 PPC EGYPT to '31 General Hospital, Port Said' HMHS "Letitia"

1916 (Oct) PPC from EGYPT to '31 General Hospital, Nursing Staff QAMNS, Port Said' with circ. ALEXANDRIA p/m. and circ. dumb cross censor h/s. Also Signature cachet 'Charles Luke Lieut Col IMS / Officer Commanding Troops / HM Hospital Ship "LETITIA". From HMHS "Letitia" HOSPITAL ship. Sunk Aug 1917. Ref: 316-121.


Price: £100.00
1916 PPC CEYLON to Australia. HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire

1916 (April) PPC from CEYLON to Australia with s/r. AUSTRALIAN IMP FORCES / BPO p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Also 'Convoy 19' in pencil. From HM Transport A9 - ss Shropshire. Ref: 306-113.


Price: £40.00
1916 PPC (Hospital Ship "REWA") PLYMOUTH m/c. PASSED BY CENSOR

1916 PPC (Hospital Ship "REWA") with PLYMOUTH m/c. and weak boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / RN HOSPITAL PLYMOUTH h/s. - Gould 2A18. mss .. "arrived here yesterday". Ref: 318-136.


Price: £30.00
1916 photograph SP 2157 Badly damaged battlecruiser SEYDLITZ, Battle of Jutland

1916 photograph SP 2157: Badly damaged battlecruiser SEYDLITZ, Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. The ship was hit by one torpedo and eight 15 inch shells (five of which hit below the waterline) and eight 12 inch shells. She was badly flooded, this being exacerbated by steaming too quickly, 5329 tons of water were taken on board causing a list of 8 degrees to port meaning the ship was nearly lost. Ref: 307-024.


Price: £10.00
1916 cover FLEET POST OFFICE p/m. with CENSORED / JD McC h/s.

1916 (Aug) cover with s/r. FLEET POST OFFICE p/m. and CENSORED / JD McC h/s. - Gould 3A19: 1 of 3 Hospital ships. [Commander. JD McCulloch] Ref: 310-140.


Price: £12.00