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1934 cover NETHERLANDS to 'HMS Najaden, Karlshrona, Sweden'

1934 cover from the NETHERLANDS to 'Count G. Wachtmeister Kommendor Kapten, HMS Najaden, Karlshrona, Sweden'. Served in the Swedish Navy as a sail training ship. Ref: 315-002.


Price: £9.00
1935 (July) cover GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. Battleship

1935 (29th. July) cover from GIBRALTAR to USA with USS ARKANSAS p/m. with 'GIBRALTER' over adhesive. Battleship. [The ship carried the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to Culebra, for a Fleet Landing Exercise No. 1 (FLEX 1) in Jan. 1935. She returned to training cruise duties in June 1935, and she again took the midshipmen to Europe. Among the stops were Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gibraltar, and Funchal] Ref: 310-049.


Price: £9.00
1935 cover CHINA to France. CANONNIERE FLUVIALE "BALNY" h/s. River Gun boat

1935 (14th. March) cover from CHINA to France endorsed 'FM' [Franchise/Militaire] with CANONNIERE FLUVIALE / "BALNY" h/s. Small French River Gun boat serving on the Yangtze river to St.Pierre Ile D'Oleron with d/r. ''MARINE FRANCAISE / SERVICE A LA MER'' cachet. Also 3 line Forces navals en Extreme-Orient / Flottile du Yang-Tsi-Kiang / Canonnier Fluviale "Balny" h/s. French Military Mail from China, Yangtse River Flotilla. Gunboat. Ref: 311-054.


Price: £150.00
1939 cover 'Aviso "Ville D'Y's" to France. S/S "NORMANDIE" Havre-New York m/c.

1939 cover from 'Aviso "Ville D'Y's" to France with S/S "NORMANDIE" Havre-New York m/c. and La Marine Francaise Torppileur "ALGERIAN" label tied by d/r. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s. Ref: 308-024.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover EGYPT to GB. boxed 10d PAID h/s. Naval Air Mail Postage Paid

1939-45 Air Mail cover from EGYPT to GB with boxed 10d PAID h/s. [Naval Air Mail Postage Paid: Daynes PP10] with RFHMS h/s. over Ten Pence adhesive and tomb censor h/s. NB: Creased and folded. Ref: 319-033.


Price: £25.00
1940 'Feldpost' cover German Freighter "HELGOLAND" Blockade Runner

1940 'Feldpost' cover and letter from German Freighter "HELGOLAND" with d/r. dumb p/m. 'Helgoland,' was in Colombia, South America, at the outbreak of World War II but managed to make its way through the British blockade to St. Nazaire in German-occupied France. Naval. Navy. Ref: 309-136.


Price: £30.00
1940 (April) 'Feldpost' cover + letter German Freighter "HELGOLAND" to Germany

1940 (15th. April) 'Feldpost' cover and letter from German Freighter "HELGOLAND" to Germany with d/r. dumb p/m. 'Helgoland,' was in Colombia, South America, at the outbreak of World War II but managed to make its way through the British blockade to St. Nazaire in German-occupied France. Naval. Navy. Ref: 320-132


Price: £30.00
1940 circa. Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England'. 'Q' Ship

c.1940 Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England' with s/r. RECEIVED FROM / HM SHIPS p/m. and tomb censor h/s. RFA Antoine was a cover name for the 'Q' Ship HMS Orchy - Special Service Freighter. Oct. 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Decoy ship. Into Service: March 1940. April 1940 sailed to Portland for her work-up. She operated around the British Isles under the name RFA Antoine. Out of service: June 1941. Faults. Ref: 319-071.

In 1939 Winston Churchill gave authority for a number of merchantmen to be requisitioned for service as Q-ships, although for security purposes they were referred to as Special service Freighters. A fleet of 9 small mainly coal-burning vessels were acquired , 6 for deep-sea work and 3 for coastal work. All were commissioned as HM ships under their original names but were given RFA cover names and on entering harbour and while in harbour they wore the Blue Ensign, behaved as RFAs and adopted the RFA commercial practices. None of them was really suitable for their intended roles and met with a complete lack of success. Their Q-ship service officially ended on 2 March 1941.


Price: £100.00
1940 cover EGYPT to Australia. RFHMS m/c. PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s.

1940 cover from EGYPT (or SUDAN) to Australia with LONDON RFHMS m/c. and oval PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'Lieut. AG Morgan RNR'. Ref: 318-018.


Price: £15.00
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
1940 PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c.

1940 (Nov) PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c. [HMS Menestheus - Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class. Commissioned 22 Jun 1940.She joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron based at Kyle of Lochalsh (port ZA) laying mines for the WW2 Northern Barrage] Ref: 307-099.


Price: £12.00
1940 Report from 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW

1940 (April) typed 8 page Report by Lieut. AW Motts RNR of 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW taken off Spanish ship El 'Cuidad De Sevilla'. Real name is 'Willi Mertes'. Includes details of German vessels given by POW of ships at Las Palmas and Tenerife. [Passenger ship Queen of Bermuda requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Nov. 39 - March 42: South Atlantic Station: on patrol to Montevideo arriving 11 April 1940] Spy. Faults. Ref: 314-140.


Price: £35.00
1940-41 cover 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' PAID m/c. tri. censor 2477

1940-41 cover with crest to flap. - 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' to flap and PAID m/c. Also tri. censor 2477 h/s. Ref: 309-089.


Price: £12.00
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 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'

1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'. Ref: No. A. 4599 with Imerial War Museum. [Guardian served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942] 135 x 70 mm. NB: No details to rear. Ref: 316-096.


Price: £6.00
1941 (Nov) cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m

1941 (Nov) cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m. and s/r. Passed by Naval Censor h/s. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-086.


Price: £15.00
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
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: 320-107.


Price: £25.00
1941 British Official photographs 'The Captain's Bedroom + Dining room on board a Tanker'

1941 small British Official photographs Nos. A. 5721 and A. 5734. 'The Captain's Bedroom and Dining room on board a Tanker'. Full typed details to rear. 100 x 75 mm. Ref: 319-104.


Price: £9.00
1941 cover CEYLON to GB. RFHMS m/c. boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / COLOMBO h/s

1941 cover from CEYLON to GB with RFHMS m/c. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / HM NAVAL OFFICE, COLOMBO h/s. Ref: 306-022.


Price: £12.00