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1917 cover BARBADOS to 'Mr. DE Chase, Barbados Citizen Contingent, London'

1917 (Nov) cover from BARBADOS to 'Mr. DE Chase, Barbados Citizen Contingent, c/o AE Aspinall Esq, London' and redirected to 'Cadet Chase, RFC, Frith Hill Barracks, Blackdown, Hants'. One adhesive with 'WAR TAX' o/p. [Royal Flying Corps] The Barbados Citizens’ Contingent Committee was formed about the end of November 1915. the first two contingents which left Barbados in the 31st December 1915 and 5th April 1916, On arrival of the men in London, they were received by Mr AE Aspinall of the West India Committee, who put them in touch with various recruiting centres, and assisted them in joining their respective regiments. Special reference must be made to Mr Aspinall, to whom a large tribute of praise is due for all the trouble taken by him with the men sent over from Barbados, and for his ready help and sympathy extended to them on all occasions.

Date of departure: 05 Sept. 1917. No of men: 1. In charge of: D E Chase. Name of steamer: SS Crown of Cadiz.

Chase, 2nd lieut D E Royal Air Force Prisoner of War. Returned to UK.
Faults. Ref: 321-120.


Price: £200.00
1918 (March) illustrated cover ADEN to India. Special censor h/s.

1918 (March) illustrated cover [Aden Tobacco Co] from ADEN to 'Camp Ahmednagar', India with part d/r. (ADEN) CAMP p/m. and Special censor h/s. [Backwards S] Also d/r. PASSED CENSOR 2 BOMBAY h/s. and d/r. AHMEDANGAR receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 321-143.


Price: £200.00
1917 cover W. Front to CHINA. APO S.19 p/m. 'S' h/s. Special censorship

1917 (17th. Oct.) cover from the Western Front to Hankow, CHINA with d/r. APO S.19 p/m. and EXAMINED BY BASE CENSOR label tied by 3492 h/s. Also s/r. 'S' h/s.- Special censorship. Self censored by 'Rowland'. Also d/r. BRITISH POST OFFICE / HANKOW receipt p/m. (27th. Dec.) Ref: 321-142.


Price: £150.00
1941 Air Mail cover AUSTRALIA to GB. 'Priviledge Letter' Honour Certificate h/s

1941 (10th. Feb) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to GB [1s. 6d. RATE] with s/r. DARWIN p/m. and 'Priviledge Letter' Honour Certificate h/s. Also HMA SHIPS h/s. and tomb censor with d/r. receipt p/m. (3rd. April) to rear. Faults. Ref: 321-123.


Price: £150.00
1825 entire 'Duporth' to HMS EURYALUS. Postage Not Paid / to London h/s.

1825 (May) entire from 'Duporth' to HMS EURYALUS with boxed 'Postage Not Paid / to London' h/s. [HMS Euryalus was a Royal Navy 36-gun Apollo-class frigate, which saw service in the Battle of Trafalgar] Euryalis rendered assistance to the American brig Charles and Ellen at the island of Milos and stayed for a week, lending some 70 to 80 men to the brig to effect repairs, a kindness acknowledged her Captain, P.R.Bing and two Boston insurance companies, by posting a notice in the National Intelligencer of 23 March 1825. After her return to England Euryalus was converted to a prison hulk for boys. Soiled. Ref: 321-130.


Price: £120.00
1918 PPC with PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. Gould 4C139. Mullion B - Air Base

1918 (Jan) PPC with PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. Gould 4C139. Mullion B - RNAS Airship Base and s/r. GREAT WESTERN TPO / EDINB. EAST p/m. From 'Oscar Thorp'. The site of RNAS Mullion, a major WW1 airship station and military airfield. It opened in June 1916 and was initially known as the Lizard Airship Station. It was used as a base for coastal patrols to counter the German submarine campaign. It covered a 320 acre site and included two very large airship hangars and mooring blocks, aircraft sheds incl. 6 Bessonneau hangers, a hutted camp and workshops. Was used as a base for non-rigid Coastal Class C2 and C9 airships as well as for fixed-wing aircraft. [Royal Naval Air Service] Ref: 321-037.


Price: £100.00
1900 (May) BOER WAR cover to POW, Greenpoint Camp. VENTERSBURG ROAD p/m

1900 (3rd. May) BOER WAR cover to Boer POW at Greenpoint Camp with s/r. VENTERSBURG ROAD RO p/m. Censored by the Boers and British (2A) seals. Also circ. CENSOR / PRISONER OF WAR h/s. [Sent out by the long route: Ventersburg to Johannesburg, via Delagoa Bay by sea to Durban - received 9th. May] Heavy fighting at Ventersburg which fell to Gen. French's forces some seven days after mailing. Ref: 321-071.


Price: £99.00
1901 PC BOXER Rebellion. CHINA to Germany. MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m.

1901 (April) PC BOXER Rebellion from CHINA to Germany with s/r. KAIS. DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 35 p/m. - SMS Weissenburg [One of the first ocean-going battleships of the Imperial German Navy] From 'Wusung, China'. Ref: 321-073.


Price: £65.00
1917 PC SERBIA - British Red Cross Censure Militaire

1917 PC 'British Red Cross' from SERBIA, to Alger, with s/r. 'BIZERTE / TUNISIE / 27.4.17' p/m. and boxed handstamp 'CENSURE/MILITAIRE' in violet. Ref: 321-156.


Price: £65.00
1918 (Oct) PPC real photo TANGANYIKA to GB. Indian BASE OFFICE B / IEF p/m.

1918 (Oct) PPC real photo from TANGANYIKA to GB endorsed "On Active Service"with d/r. Indian BASE OFFICE B / IEF p/m. '1918 Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1919'. EAST AFRICA. From 'Ron S'. Ref: 321-024.


Price: £65.00
1944 (Nov) cover EGYPT to Palestine. Postage Due 21 Mils. censored

1944 (Nov) cover from EGYPT to Palestine with boxed To Pay 21 MILS h/s. and Palestine Postage Dues: 21 Mils. Also M CENSORSHIP DEPT. m/c. Ref: 321-131.


Price: £65.00
1941 (15th. March) Registered cover GB to Greece. NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER

1941 (15th. March) Registered cover from GB to Greece [6d. RATE] with boxed NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER h/s. and PC 90 OBE label under Egyptian censor label. Routed via Egypt due to direct European overland passage not being possible. Also part oval receipt p/m. 29th. Oct. 1941 to rear. Ref: 321-119.


Price: £60.00
1916 PPC PALESTINE to Austria. German FPO A.O.K.4 p/m. Reservespital in Jerusalem

1916 PPC from PALESTINE to Austria endorsed 'Feldpost' with s/r. German FPO A.O.K.4 p/m. and Reservespital in Jerusalem / K.u.K Sanitatsanstalten fur Syrien h/s. [Hospital] Ref: 321-087.


Price: £50.00
1915 (Aug) 'Flags' PC GALLIPOLI to Egypt. TRESOR et POSTES 194 p/m.

1915 (17th. Aug) 'Flags' PC from GALLIPOLI to Egypt with d/r. TRESOR et POSTES 194 p/m. and s/r. CAIRO receipt p/m. (27th. Aug) From '1st. Brigade, 1st. Division, 17 js de Ligne, CEO'. [CEO at the Dardanelles from 22nd. Feb. to 4th. Oct. 1915. Postal Sector 194: Gallipoli (Dardanelles) from April 16th. to Oct. 2nd., 1915] Ref: 321-095.


Price: £45.00
1915 circa. cover GB to 'Capitaine Doumayrou, Etat Major de Ministre fe la Guerre', France.

c.1915 cover from GB to 'Capitaine Doumayrou, Etat Major de Ministre de la Guerre, Paris, France' with d/r. AMBASSADE DE FRANCE, LONDRES, L'ATTACHE MILITAIRE h/s. and large red seal to rear. [Captain Doumayrou French liasion officer at the War Office assigned to Kitchener. He was an excellent linguist and spent much of his time during 1916 writing regular reports both to the French War Minister and to Kitchener to June 1916] Ref: 321-067.


Price: £45.00
1952 cover GREENLAND to GB. APO 23 p/m. US Air Force Base, Thule

1952 (Sept) cover from GREENLAND to GB with US ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / APO 23 p/m. From 'US Air Force Base, Thule, NW Greenland'. Ref: 321-167.


Price: £45.00
1962 cover CONGO to Malaya. United Nations Peacekeeping. Malayan Special Force

1962 (Aug) Air Mail cover from the CONGO to Malaya with s/r. Operation des Nations au Congo p/m. United Nations Peacekeeping. From 'A Sqn. 1 Reece Regt., MSF att/3 FIB, Bukurra, Congo'. [Malayan Special Force] Ref: 321-040.


Price: £40.00
1915 cover AUSTRIA to GB. British POW at Kirchberg Camp. Red Cross censor

1915 cover from AUSTRIA to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and Red Cross censor h/s. From 'G. Clarkson' - British POW at Kirchberg Camp. [Camp at Kirchberg an der Wild in Lower Austria for Enemy Aliens and Internment. The castle served as an internment camp for prisoners of war] Ref: 321-027.


Price: £35.00
1916 (Oct) cover GB to USA. OPENED BY CENSOR label. "P1308" in mss

1916 (3rd. Oct) cover from GB to USA with BRIGHTON m/c. and OPENED BY CENSOR label, "P1308" in mss. Provisional printing for use in Liverpool. Early use. [Black on white label: 89 x 40mm.] Ref: 321-054.


Price: £35.00
1917 cover GB to 'Private CF Powell' redirected to '1/4th. Essex Regt, EGYPT'

1917 (15th. June) cover from GB to 'Private CF Powell' and redirected to '1/4th. Essex Regt, Cairo, EGYPT' with BASE OFFICE ARMY PO Z / RLO receipt p/m. to rear. (6th. July) Ref: 321-080.


Price: £35.00