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1916 (22nd. June) PPC GREECE to GB. boxed CENSORED 'British Naval Blockade'

1916 (22nd. June) PPC [Volo] from GREECE to GB with 8 bar dumb p/m. and boxed CENSORED h/s. [possibly Gould 5A 12] 'British Naval Blockade of Greece'. - 6th. June 1916: "Pacific blockade" of Greece by Entente Powers begins. 22nd June 1916: "Pacific blockade" of Greece suspended. Ref: 312-053.

Price: £85.00
1879 cover GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", Shanghai, China'

1879 (21st. Feb) cover from GB to 'Mr JC Rossells, 2nd Officer, s.s. "PEKING", c/o Messrs. Butterfield & Swire, Shanghai, China' [6d. RATE] endorsed "via French Packet" with HONG KONG transit p/m. [2nd. April] to rear. Franked by 1874 6d Grey (pl.16; SG146/J186) tied by a very fine BATH/53 Duplex. Rare routing and unusual address. NB: Central crease well clear of stamp & marks. Ref: 311-056.

Price: £75.00
1944 YMCA cover 'Frigate Noyola FNGH' to France. RETURN TO SENDER h/s.

1944 (Oct) CANADIAN YMCA cover from 'Frigate Noyola FNGH' to France endorsed 'FM' with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Also PC 90 OBE 2596 tape with boxed RETURN TO SENDER h/s. From Fench Marine - Forces Navales en Grande Bretagne. Ref: 316-135.

Price: £75.00
1900 (5th. Nov.) cover CHINA to Germany s/r. Marine Schiffspost No. 23 p/m.

1900 (5th. Nov.) cover from CHINA to Germany with s/r. Marine Schiffspost No. 23 p/m. - 'S.M.S. Worth' at WUSUNG. Boxer Rebellion: 2 Nov. 1899 7 Sep 1901. [German expeditionary force included Wrth and on 25th. Oct. 1900 returned to WUSUNG via Yantai. There she joined the blockade of the Yangtze River and then she was detached to cover the disembarkation of the German expeditionary corps outside the Taku Forts.] Ref: 315-048.

Price: £65.00
1901 PC BOXER Rebellion. CHINA to Germany. MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m.

1901 (April) PC BOXER Rebellion from CHINA to Germany with s/r. KAIS. DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m. - SMS Weissenburg [One of the first ocean-going battleships of the Imperial German Navy] From 'Wusung, China'. Ref: 321-073.

Price: £65.00
1915 cover (July) HMS Agamemnon to GB. RFHMS m/c. Also DARDANELLES PPC

1915 cover (July) from HMS Agamemnon [crest to flap] to GB with LONDON RFHMS m/c. Dardanelles. Also PPC endorsed "HMS Agamemnon. Taken by a French officer of the French Cruiser "Republic". [Agamemnon returned to the Dardanelles in June 1915 and left Jan. 1916] Ref: 314-071.

Price: £65.00

1918 (8th. July) PPC from MAURITIUS to GB with boxed RFHMS and PASSED / NAVAL / CENSOR h/s. Gould 5D16 - HMS Suffolk. Also s/r. LONDON receipt p/m. (30th. Aug.) [Mauritius located in Indian Ocean off East Africa] HMS Suffolk: Aug. 1917 she became flagship of the China Station and in Nov. 1918 deployed to Vladivostok. Ref: 312-079.

Price: £65.00
1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth'

1831 (July) entire to 'Lieut. Geo. Vaughan Hart. RN, HMS Victor, Portsmouth' from his father. Mentions his meeting with 'Sir Thomas Hardy' [Nelson fame] and 'Admiral Dundas'. 1842 sailed from Vera Cruz for Halifax: all lost] Letter transcribed. Ref: 314-057.

Price: £60.00
1854 cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' CHINA

1854 (March) cover to 'Rear Admiral Hay' from 'Edward March 11th. about Peiping' - a former name of Beijing, CHINA. Also circ. LEAMINGTON receipt p/m. to rear. Edward Hay R.N. [Royal Navy] Youngest son of Rear Admiral James Hay. 30Aug.1852 made Lieutenant and on 22March1858 made Commander. [One of Shannon's Officers, Shannon's Naval Brigade: 2nd China War 1856-60] Ref: 322-128.

Price: £60.00
1909 (July) PPC GERMANY to GB. 'HMS Cornwall' conducting intelligence missions

1909 (July) PPC from GERMANY to GB with d/r. LONDON 128 p/m. From 'Phillips, HMS Cornwall, Kiel, Germany'. Royal Navy Armoured Cruiser HMS Cornwall on Mediterranean and Baltic tours of duty (while Captain W. R. Hall was spying for Britain) - Observed a number of Naval installation, producing valuable reports on 'Brunsbuttel, Tonning and the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal' as well as on the 'Coast Defences at Kiel'. [Captain (later Admiral Sir) William Reginald Blinker Hall (1870-1943), future Director of Naval Intelligence] Ref: 312-138.

Price: £60.00
1879 cover GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth'. Await Arrival

1879 (12th. Dec) cover from GB to 'Lieut. JH Henderson RN, HMS "OPAL", Portsmouth' endorsed "To Await Arrival". Returning from Pitcairn Islands? [Lieut. John Hannan Henderson] HMS "Opal", visited the Pitcairn Islands as illustrated in The Graphic, 29 Nov. 1879. NB: Roughly opened and stuck down. Ref: 319-019.

Price: £50.00
1902 PPC PORTUGAL to Gunboat "Diu" Macau. HONG KONG transit

1902 PPC from PORTUGAL to Canhoeira (Gunboat) "Diu" Macau, Asia with d/r. HONG KONG transit p/m. and circ. MACAU receipt p/m. Ref: 311-125.

Price: £50.00
1949 cover + letter 'HMAS "LABUAN" to 'HMAS "QUICKMATCH" Antarctic Research

1949 (March) cover and letter from 'HMAS "LABUAN" to 'HMAS "QUICKMATCH" with s/r. A.N.A.R.E. MACQARIE / AUST p/m. Also Australian National Antarctic / Research Expedition h/s. HMALST 3501, later known as the HMAS Labuan. Key Antarctic voyages: Despite challenging conditions and limits to its abilities, the ship completed seven voyages with ANARE from 1947 to 1951. [ANARE: 'Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition' at Macquarie Island] Her Majestys Australian Landing Ship Tank (HMALST) Ref: 320-028.

Price: £50.00
1914-18 cover TURKEY to Germany. Turkish member of I Seebataillon

1914-18 cover from TURKEY to Germany with boxed censor h/s. and circ. red paper seal to rear. From Turkish member of German I Seebataillon in Kiel. [German Navy] A small number of Turkish Officers were trained in Germany during WW1. Ref: 313-147.

Price: £45.00
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: 322-152.

Price: £45.00
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
1918 (Aug) cover with RFHMS and d/r. INVERNESS A.M.O p/m. [Admiralty Mail Office]

1918 (Aug) cover with circ. AMO p/m. [Gould PC 53] and RFHMS h/s. Also s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. [67 x 4.5 mm?] and d/r. INVERNESS A.M.O p/m. [Gould PC 51] to rear (Admiralty Mail Office) Redirected with SALISBURY m/c. Ref: 317-047.

Price: £45.00
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
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
1944 Air Mail cover BERMUDA to 'HMS Conway, North Wales'. 2/- Keyplate

1944 Air Mail cover [3s. 6d. RATE] from BERMUDA to 'Cadet RO Walters, RNR, HMS Conway, North Wales' [Royal Navy Shore Base] with HAMILTON p/m. canc. 2/- Key plate. From 'VO Walters, Pembroke West, Bermuda'. Ref: 317-120.

Price: £45.00