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1955 'Forces Letters' GB to 'Commander PAV Lloyd-Bostock RN, HMS Birmingham'

1955 'Forces Letters' from GB to 'Commander PAV Lloyd-Bostock RN, HMS Birmingham' [8 No] and 2No. from 'HMS Birmingham' to GB. [In 1955 transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet, where she was the flagship of the 1st Cruiser Squadron] Ref: 318-062.


Price: £25.00
1916 circa PPC [G. Canara, Las Palmas] to GB. PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. 'HMS Essex'

1916 circa PPC [G. Canara, Las Palmas] Canary Islands to GB with part m/c. and PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. Gould 4C137. 'HMS Essex' Stationed in Canary Islands from Jan. 1916. From 'Norman Rowe'. Ref: 321-064.


Price: £20.00
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 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
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 cover + letter BERMUDA to GB 'RN Barracks' censored

1918 cover and letter from BERMUDA to GB with part HAMILITON m/c. and s/r. P.C. / BERMUDA h/s. From 'RN Barracks, Bermuda'. Royal Naval. Navy. Ref: 314-127.


Price: £20.00
1918 cover with Royal Navy CENSOR 'O' 17 HMS Termagant

1918 (March) cover with circ. LONDON p/m. to Isle of Man with s/l. CENSOR 'O' No. 17. HMS Termagant Destroyer. [On 23 April 1918 a force drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines launched one of the most daring raids in history, to block the ZEEBRUGGE Canal, thereby denying U-boat access] Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 311-128.


Price: £20.00
1918 unused real photo PPC 'HMS WEYMOUTH, Torpedoed, Durazzo 2nd Oct. 1918'

1918 unused real photo PPC 'HMS WEYMOUTH, Torpedoed, Durazzo 2nd Oct. 1918'. HMS Weymouth was a Town-class light cruiser. She was damaged by a torpedo from the Austro-Hungarian submarine SM U-31 (or U-28) on 2nd. October 1918: Second Battle of Durazzo. A large portion of her stern was blown off and four crew member were killed. Ref: 320-004.


Price: £20.00
1942 circa. cover TRINIDAD to GB. RFHMS m/c. PC 90 OBE 971 label

c.1942 cover from TRINIDAD to GB with RFHMS m/c. and PC 90 OBE 971 label. Cover bagged at Trinidad Naval Base. Treated in London as mail from HM Ships. Faults to rear. Ref: 315-151.


Price: £20.00
1944 cover to 'WR Tilley, 3 Mess , c/o BFMO, BERMUDA'. tomb censor

1944 (Aug) cover to 'WR Tilley, 3 Mess , c/o BFMO, BERMUDA' and redirected to "Tortola" [British Virgin Islands] with Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. From 'D Sands Sto.'. Ref: 308-148.


Price: £20.00
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
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
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
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
1942 cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia'

1942 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with circ. ARGENTIA p/m. and PC 90 OBE DC/39 label. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-085.


Price: £18.00
1885 (June) cover from 'HMS "PILOT" to Plymouth.

1885 (June) cover from 'HMS "PILOT" to 'Retd. Howard Hay, Plymouth' with s/r. WEYMOUTH p/m. [Captain (retired) Howard Fitzgerald Hay, Captain of H.M.S. Pilot from 17 Mar, 1885] Ref: 322-018.


Price: £15.00
1907 ps l/s. South AFRICA to Germany. 'SMS Sperber'. CAPE TOWN m/c.

1907 (May) ps l/s. from South AFRICA to Germany with CAPE TOWN / CGH m/c. From 'SMS Sperber' - ("His Majesty's Ship Sperber—Sparrowhawk") was an unprotected cruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), Sperber was reassigned to Southwest Africa, On 27 Jan. 1907, Sperber was present in Lomé for the opening of the first railroad line in German Togoland] NB: Adhesive missing. Ref: 322-106.


Price: £15.00