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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 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
1922 (Aug) PPC of 'HM Destroyer "LIBERTY" with d/r. SOUTHALL p/m.

1922 (Aug) PPC of 'HM Destroyer "LIBERTY" with d/r. SOUTHALL p/m. mss .. "arrived here quite safe". Ref: 312-075.


Price: £6.00
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
1931 cover Royal Navy to GB. RFHMS m/c. 3d. Postage Dues

1931 cover from Royal Navy to GB with LONDON / RFHMS m/c. and redirected with 2 x 3d. Postage Dues canc. BRISTOL p/m. Also 'PRO GLORIA QUID' crest to flap. [Royal Coat of Arms] NB: Heavy folds. Ref: 310-111.


Price: £6.00
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
1937 covers GB to 'Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'

1937 (Feb. to May) covers from GB to 'Ldg. Writer R. Cooper, Office of the British Naval, Commander in Chief, China Station'. Ref: 306-083.


Price: £9.00
1938 Air Mail cover FRANCE to 'USS Claxton, Algeria'. Spanish Civil War

1938 (16th. Aug) Air Mail cover from FRANCE to 'USS Claxton, Algeria'. [USS Claxton: Oct. 1937 until Nov. 1938 with Squadron 40-T to patrol European waters protecting American interests during the civil war in Spain] Also boxed AMERICAN CONSULATE GENERAL, ALGERIA receipt p/m. 17th. Aug. to rear. Ref: 304-081.


Price: £35.00
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
1939-41 cover to 'HMS "Osprey" Portland' with tomb censor h/s. RNAS

1939-41 cover to 'HMS "Osprey" Portland' with tomb censor h/s. to rear. - RNAS. [HMS Osprey was an anti-submarine training establishment located at the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. It was active between 1939 to 1941] Folded. Ref: 304-006.


Price: £12.00
1939-42 small card 'HMT "Somershire" - Torpedoed 7th. April 1942

1939-42 small card 'HMT "Somershire" - Torpedoed 7th. April 1942. Plain back 105 x 65 mm. Ref: 312-006.


Price: £4.00
1939-45 Air Letter CEYLON to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. 'HMS Mayina'

1939-45 Air Letter from CEYLON to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and weak boxed PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'HMS Mayina - a holding transit camp/shore base just outside of Coloumbo, Ceylon. To have been used as a base for the† build up of to the invasion of Japan, But was never used due to the dropping of the Atomic bombs. Used for the repatriation home of troops. Ref: 304-095.


Price: £9.00
1939-45 cover 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB. CENSORED / AT SEA h/s.

1939-45 cover from 'No. 5 Unit. COLME' to GB with RFHMS m/c. and CENSORED / AT SEA h/s. [Daynes N1060] Probably troopship. From 'Cpl. Rigby AH, 'No. 5 Unit. COLME, c/o OC Mobilisation Ctre., Henlow Beds'. Ref: 311-142.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR 545762 label

1939-45 Air Mail cover to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. & Royal Navy OPENED BY CENSOR / 545762 label - Daynes RNL 430 - Black on Buff. Naval. From 'C Lawrence, Dis. a. R53583'. Ref: 304-130.


Price: £18.00
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 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