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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 (July) PPC "HANDS OFF" with FPO 'a' m/c. and d/r. PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS COLOSSUS h/s. [Dreadnought battleship - transferred to Rosyth in April 1918. She was present at the surrender of the German fleet on 21 November 1918.] Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 319-157.

Price: £30.00
1918 PPC Botley Station 'MM 2nd US Naval Aviation' censored

1918 PPC real photo [Botley Station, Botley, Hants] with s/r. CENSORED /US NAVAL FORCES EUROPE h/s. From 'Harry A Benson, MM 2nd US Naval Aviation'. Foxing spots. Ref: 315-139.

Price: £15.00
1918 PPC GB to 'RN Anderson ERA, Devonport' redirected to 'HMS Essex'

1918 (Aug) comic PPC from GB to 'RN Anderson ERA, RN Camp, Devonport' [ERA: Engine Room Artificer] and redirected to 'HMS Essex' with MIDDLESBOROUGH / WAR BONDS m/c. Ref: 319-137.

Price: £9.00
1918 PPC GERMANY 'Feldpost' Kaiseritche Marine p/m. Wilhelmshaven

1918 PPC from GERMANY endorsed 'Feldpost' with circ. Kaiseritche Marine / Briefstempel p/m. From German Imperial Navy, Wilhelmshaven - Technical Officers Candidates' School. Folded. Ref: 319-132.

Price: £9.00
1918 PPC HIJMS Yakumo during Operation in Indian Ocean to Truk Islands

1918 PPC [Singapore] from HIJMS Yakumo during Operation in Indian Ocean to Truk Islands. From Captain Tosu of Cruiser Yakumo in transit to South Pacific Islands To: Account Officer, Temporary Guard Unit of South Pacific Islands. mss .. “Thank you for your new year greeting. I suppose that you had difficulty during long service in South Pacific. I wish you may be fine. 6th February”.  In February 1917, HIJMS Yakumo under 1st Special Fleet which bases were in Singapore and Cape Town served to secure route of Indian Ocean began patrolling the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, searching for German commerce raiders.

Tamaki Tosu: from 1st December 1917 to 25th September 1918 during WWI, he served as Captain of HIJMS Yakumo. During the time, he was also Staff of 1st Special Fleet. 

HQ was at Tonowas (Dublon) Island of Truk Islands from December 1914 to 1918, when naval administration ended. Ref: 310-076.

Price: £125.00

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
1918 PPC Royal Navy with CENSOR 'O' Royal Marine Artillery

1918 (Oct) Picture postcard to GB with RECEIVED FROM HM SHIP / NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED m/c. and s/l. CENSOR 'O' - RMA [Royal Marine Artillery] From 'Malk Avery'. Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 313-114.

Price: £15.00
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
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
1919 PPC NORWAY to GB. Royal Navy Minesweeper. Northern Barrage Clearance

1919 (9th. Sept) PPC from NORWAY to GB with poor RFHMS m/c. From 'Dowdeswell', Royal Navy Minesweeper with the Northern Barrage Clearance. The North Sea Mine Barrage, also known as the Northern Barrage, was a large minefield laid easterly from the Orkney Islands to Norway. Royal Navy minesweeping efforts involved 421 vessels manned by 600 officers and 15,000 men from 1 April to 30 Nov. 1919. Twelve Lapwing class minesweepers and 18 submarine chasers were available. Strauss declared the barrage cleared on 30 Sept. 1919. Ref: 319-079.

Price: £30.00
1919 PPC SALONICA to France with BASE NAVALE h/s.

1919 (Jan) PPC from SALONICA to France with s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES p/m. and d/r.MARINE NATIONAL / BASE NAVALE h/s. From 'Dr A Lesson. MEDICIN de la MARINE. Greece. Navy. Ref: 314-139.

Price: £9.00
1920 (29th. Dec) cover MALTA to GB. LONDON 210 p/m. 'HMS Seraph'

1920 (29th. Dec) cover from MALTA to GB with RFHMS m/c. and d/r. LONDON 210 p/m. [7th. Jan. 1921] From 'D. Hooley AB, HMS Seraph' - "S" class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. Completed: 25th. Dec, 1918. Recommissioned at Malta on 13th. Sept. 1920. NB: Corner missing and folded. Ref: 313-124.

Price: £30.00
1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast"

1920 (Nov) real photo PPC "Reader helping his Chaplin on board a Mine Sweeping Trawler, E. Scottish Coast, during the War (By special permission of C. in Chf.) this photo taken". From 'Hubert K Kealett Cornish with LONDON m/c. and oval ROYAL NAVAL / SCRIPTURE READING SOCIETY h/s. Addressed to 'The Right Honourable The Earl of Selbourne KG, GCMG'. [NORTH SEA MINE BARRAGE: The Royal Navy resumed minesweeping operations spring 1920, continuing to clear sunken mines from fishing grounds, and maintaining a destroyer patrol to track down mines that had broken free of their moorings and gone adrift] Ref: 306-055.

Price: £45.00
1920 cover to 'Mr Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet". 1926 cover to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia'

1920 ps cover from GB to 'Mr. CW Semmens, ERA, HMS "Gannet" and 1926 cover from CEYLON to 'Mrs. Semmens, Russia' with d/r. MOCKBA receipt p/m. to rear. Roughly opened. Ref: 311-048.

Price: £15.00
1920 PPC's real photo HMS Coventry - Allied Naval Commission KIEL

1920 unused photos PPC's - 'HMS Coventry "Visiting Admiral's Motor on board" 23rd Jan '20. Allied Naval Commission' and 'en-route to Kiel, through Kiel canal'. Ref: 317-139.

Price: £12.00
1920 PPC's TURKEY to Malta. 'RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer'

1920 (Nov) PPC's from TURKEY to Malta endorsed 'HM Ships' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'Joseph Cassar, RFA "Perthshire", c/o British Naval Mail Officer, Constantinople'. The other from 'Giuseppe Cassar'. [RFA Perthshire. Royal Fleet Auxillary Stores Supply Ship. 1920 she was converted into a Stores Ship there and carried naval stores to the Bosphorus during the ALLIED OCCUPATION with an RFA Crew. 24 Jan. 1920 sailed Malta to Constantinople arriving on 29 Jan. 1920] NB: Faults. Ref: 306-001.

Price: £45.00
1925 (Aug) cover NEW ZEALAND to 'USS West Virginia, Auckland'

1925 (18th. Aug) cover from NEW ZEALAND to 'Lieut. EH Richardson, USS West Virginia, Auckland' with AUCKLAND slogan m/c. [ASK FOR AND BUY / NEW ZEALAND MADE GOODS] United States Navy Fleet in New Zealand 1925. USS West Virginia – Maryland-class battleship arrived Auckland 11 Aug. departing 25 Aug. 1925. Ref: 317-018.

Price: £10.00
1927 Registered cover CHINA to 'EF Bowen, HMS Emerald, Shanghai'

1927 (April) Registered 'Shanghai Times' cover from CHINA to 'EF Bowen, HMS Emerald, Shanghai' with circ. SHANGHAI p/m. ER Bowen: Engine Room Artificer. British Light Cruiser HMS Emerald bombaded Nanking on 24th March 1927. HMS Emerald was serving in China in the Yangtse area when the Nanking incident took place in March 1927 during the capture of Nanking, by the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) in their Northern Expedition. Foreign warships bombarded the city defending the foreign residents against rioting and looting. Ref: 307-133.

Price: £75.00
1929 cover GB to 'Lt Cdr DNC Tufnell, DSC, HMS Hermes, CHINA Station'

1929 (June) cover GB to 'Lt Cdr DNC Tufnell, DSC, HMS Hermes, China Station'. Aircraft Carrier. It reached him "Chingwantao 5th July". HMS Hermes (1927 to 1929) was in the China station during the conflict between the communists and Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist armies. Flap missing. Ref: 307-119.

Price: £35.00