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1944 (Aug) cover 'USS DOWNES' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1944 (Aug) cover from 'USS DOWNES' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Downes was a Mahan-class destroyer in the United States Navy. In July 1944 Downes began convoy duty from Eniwetok to Saipan in support of the Marianas Islands operation, then patrolled off Tinian during its invasion. She gave fire support at Marpi Point, Tinian, and bombarded Aguijan Island. Ref: 313-122.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA'. Crown PASSED P.131 h/s.

1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA' with FALMOUTH m/c. and Crown PASSED P.131 h/s. [USS Dorothea L. Dix: transport ship of the United States Navy. Between 29 December 1943 and 10 March 1944 she carried troops on two voyages from New York to Gourock Bay and Liverpool.] Ref: 311-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia. PC 90 OBE 488 tape

1944 (Nov) Air Mail Letter from 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia [6d. RATE] with PC 90 OBE 488 tape. Dutch troop transport ship in British service: ss New Holland - Royal Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM): From July to Nov. 1944, New Holland operated a ferry service between Southampton and the French coast to transfer troops. Repaired. Ref: 312-003.


Price: £25.00
1944 Air Letters 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. tomb censor

1944 [Feb. March and July] Air Letters from 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and tomb censor h/s. [Feb: Mediterranean convoy defence. March: Joined US Navy escort for Convoy UGS36 with ships of 37th. July: Mediterranean convoy defence in continuation. Nominated for support of planned landing in South of France with HM Cruiser CALEDON as part of Task Force 88 under US Navy command (Operation DRAGOON)] From 'Fred Rand'? Ref: 311-165.


Price: £15.00
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
1944 Air Mail cover GB to 'Alec G Mehors, HMS "DERG" Frigate. 2s. 6d. Rate

1944 (Feb) Air Mail cover and letter [2s. 6d. Rate] from GB to 'Alec G Mehors, HMS "DERG" - Frigate Commissioned 10th. Jun 1943 . NB: Faults. Ref: 318-026.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover + letter 'HM LST 369' to "Armament Section, 1655 Flight, RAF Wyton,

1944 (Dec) cover and letter from 'HM LST 369' to "Armament Section, 1655 Flight, RAF Wyton, Hunts with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and PC 90 OBE 2144 label. [Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-369, 29 November 1944, at Rosneath. Tank Landing Ship] Roughly opened. Ref: 315-033.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover GB to USA. ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY HEADQUARTERS h/s.

1944 (Dec) cover from GB to USA with poor s/r. (London) p/m. and boxed ROYAL NETHERLAND / NAVY HEADQUARTERS / PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. [Daynes NF 101] Also PC 90 OBE 6274 tape. Edge nick. Ref: 317-123.


Price: £45.00
1944 cover MARIANA Is. to USA. 'USS Houston F Div'. NAVAL CENSOR h/s.

1944 (12th. June) cover from MARIANA Islands to USA with US NAVY p/m. and d/r. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'USS Houston F Div'. USS Houston (CL-81), a Cleveland-class light cruiser, was the third vessel in the United States Navy. Houston screened carrier strike units which pounded the Mariana Islands on 12–13 June and the Bonin Islands on 15–16 June. Ref: 314-100.


Price: £10.00
1944 cover MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy

1944 (May) cover from MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy with Controle censor label and s/r. 'X3' h/s. [Roselys (formerly HMS Sundew) was one of the nine Flower-class corvettes lent by the Royal Navy to the Free French Naval Forces. One of nine Free French escort vessels which supported the Normandy landings on and after 6 June 1944] Ref: 307-103.


Price: £45.00
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
1944 PPC [HMS "HOOD" Flagship] with LANCASTER m/c. Sunk 1941

1944 PPC [HMS "HOOD" Flagship] with LANCASTER m/c. Sunk 1941. Ref: 320-088.


Price: £6.00
1944 printed cover SWEDEN with MARINPOST 41 / LBR p/m. 'Marinpost 1301'

1944 (Jan) printed cover from SWEDEN with s/r. MARINPOST 41 / LBR p/m. From 'Marinpost 1301' - Swedish Naval post. Ref: 315-004.


Price: £15.00
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
1944-45 Air Letter + covers Eastern Task Force. Motor Launch 201

1944-45 Air Letter and covers from Motor Launch 201 - 13th. ML Flotilla. Eastern Task Force. From (Jeff) "JH Luck RNVR, HMML 201". 1944 (Dec) Air letter with oval HMNL 201 cachet and tomb censor h/s. Also 1945 (March) cover from India 'On leave' with d/r. NAINI TAL p/m. [Himalayas] and 1945 (April) cover with d/r. BRITISH FLEET MAIL 37 p/m. [India] Ref: 310-107.


Price: £45.00
1944-45 cover MARITIME MAIL m/c. 'Captain RG Thewell GBE RD RNR'

1944-45 cover with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and signed by 'Captain RG Thewell GBE RD RNR'. - Thelwell, Robert George. 21.10.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Pleiades (Trawler base, Scapa Flow) Roughly opened. Ref: 318-042.


Price: £9.00
1945 (July) reused cover with Commanding Officer HMS SERENE h/s.

1945 (July) reused cover with OHMS 'War Economy' label and MARITIME MAIL m/c. Also s/r. Commanding Officer HMS SERENE h/s. [Minesweeper of the Algerine class. Commander: Lt.Cdr. Richard Michael Ritchie, RNVR from 3rd Feb 1945.] NB: Part flap missing. Ref: 317-127.


Price: £25.00
1945 (May) cover 'HMS COFER' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1945 (May) Air Mail cover from 'HMS COFER' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Cofer, a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. On 2 May 1945 as the group swept the straits to prepare for motor torpedo boat operations off Cape Djoeata, concealed shore batteries sank YMS-481. According to the Final Muster Roll from the YMS-481, Cofer destroyed the batteries and rescued 18 survivors of YMS-481. [The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the BORNEO campaign of 1945. [1 May – 21 June 1945] Djoeata was located on Tarakan's NW coast. (Tarakan Island, Netherlands East Indies)] Ref: 313-121.


Price: £45.00
1945 (Nov) cover GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' Australia

1945 (Nov) cover from GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' [Australia] with 'Received 7/12/45' to rear. HMS Formidable assigned to the British Pacific Fleet (BPF) in 1945 where she played a supporting role during the Battle of Okinawa and later attacked targets in the Japanese Home Islands. The ship then loaded elements of the 7th Australian Div. and their equipment at Tarakan Island, Borneo, and picked up more Australians at Morotai; she arrived at Sydney on 6 Dec. 1945. Vice-Admiral Vian addressed the ship's crew on 27 Dec. before she departed the following day with 800 naval personnel embarked for passage home. Ref: 314-108.


Price: £12.00
1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands. Hospital Carrier. censor 11637

1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands Hospital with shield censor 11637 h/s. [HMHC Duke of Argyll: Hospital Carrier - No 65. 12th. Aug. 1944 alongside Mulberry at Arromanches, the first Hospital Carrier to use the Harbour. Further crossings took her to Cherbourg, Dieppe and Ostend. She was then based at TILBURY and operated regular sailings to Ostend until 25th. June 1945] Addressed to 'Major CJ Fox TD RAMC, Military Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland Isles'. Ref: 307-015.


Price: £50.00