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1916 PPC EGYPT to '31 General Hospital, Port Said' HMHS "Letitia"

1916 (Oct) PPC from EGYPT to '31 General Hospital, Nursing Staff QAMNS, Port Said' with circ. ALEXANDRIA p/m. and circ. dumb cross censor h/s. Also Signature cachet 'Charles Luke Lieut Col IMS / Officer Commanding Troops / HM Hospital Ship "LETITIA". From HMHS "Letitia" HOSPITAL ship. Sunk Aug 1917. Ref: 316-121.


Price: £100.00
1916 Registered Express cover SLOVENIA to Czechoslovakia. Anti British label

1916 Registered Express cover from SLOVENIA to Czechoslovakia with circ. CILLI p/m. and censor label. Also "Retour Cilli" in mss. and Anti British label to rear 'GOTT STRAFE ENGLAND'. From 'Retablierungsstation der KuK Gerbirgsartillerie in Cilli Ersatzabteilung'. [Retention centers of KuK Mountain Artillery in Cilli Replacement Department] Ref: 317-129.


Price: £100.00
1917 front NAVAL MAIL OFFICE-DOVER. RE-SEALED UNDER CENSORSHIP label

1917 (May) front with NAVAL MAIL OFFICE-DOVER. RE-SEALED UNDER / CENSORSHIP label tied by d/r. LONDON p/m. and s/l. CEN(41)SOR h/s. - RNAS Monitor. Label Imprint: [3097] 21707/M2613 5000 8/16T G&S 112. NB: FRONT, repaired. Ref: 312-056.


Price: £100.00
1918 (Jan) cover GB to USA. 'Barksdale, Aviation Section, London'. RFC crest to flap

1918 cover GB to USA endorsed 'EH Barksdale, Aviation Section, American Embassy, London' with ST ALBANS m/c. and 'RFC' crest to flap. [Royal Flying Corps] 1st Lt. Eugene Hoy Barksdale, embarked for England 18 Sept. 1917, and received his flying training with the RFC at Oxford and several other aviation schools in England. He accepted his British commission 26 May 1918, at Markse, Yorkshire, and was assigned to the 41st Squadron, RFC in August 1918. He was placed on active duty at the front as a pilot He participated in the Somme and Amiens Offensives early in August 1918 and was wounded 2 September 1918 during the Cambrai Offensive. While on duty with the RFC, he received official credit for destroying three enemy aircraft through aerial combat. He also participated in the ground destruction of five other enemy aircraft. He left the RFC on 15 Oct. 1918, joining the U.S. 25th Aero Squadron until 24 Dec. 1918. Ref: 305-047.


Price: £100.00
1918 cover ST HELENA to GB. War Tax One Penny. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1918 (Sept) cover from ST. HELENA to GB with War Tax One Penny o/p. to 1d. adhesive. Also boxed PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. [island in the South Atlantic Ocean] Ref: 313-120.


Price: £100.00
1918 POW l/s. GERMANY to GB. GUSTROW p/m. Camp censor h/s. PC 24 slip inside

1918 POW l/s. from GERMANY to GB with d/r. GUSTROW p/m. and boxed Camp censor h/s. Also OPENED BY / CENSOR. P.W. 1352 label to rear. From '9th Kings Royal Rifles' with part of letter blacked out by the censor. Includes a Postal Censorship 24 slip inside. Faults. Ref: 313-086.


Price: £125.00
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
1917 CHINA Submarine Telegraph Service receipt form. TIENTSIN Station

1917 (March) CHINA 'The Submarine Telegraph Service' receipt form, TIENTSIN Station. Austro-Hungarian Post Offices: for telegram from Austrian Detachment to Peking, with ''K. u. k. Marine detachement Tientsin'' straight line handstamp and 'Chinese Telegraph / Tientsin' oval h/s. in violet. Ref: 316-134.





Price: £145.00
1915 (June - Oct) real photo PPC's 'HMS Prince George, DARDANELLES' censored

1915 (June - Oct) real photo PPC's from 'HMS Prince George, DARDANELLES'. One with RFHMS m/c. and two with CENSORED / W.H.M. h/s. (William Herbert Moundrell) Includes unused real photo of "X.2" Gun Crew. Cards from Arthur Brothwell Gunner. Ref: 312-052.


Price: £150.00
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: 304-113.


Price: £150.00
1914-20 covers + letters [over 100] Western Front to GB. 'Sutton Correspondence'

1914-20 covers and letters [over 100] from the Western Front to GB. The ‘Sutton Correspondence’ comprises of over 100 covers (incl. 28 with letters) and 3 PPC’s and maps. Typed up and mounted on A4 paper. Covers the period from Oct. 1914 to June 1920 and concerns 3 sons, one of which was KIA. Some of the letters have been transcribed. FREE postage in UK. Please e-mail for overseas postage. Ref: 314-048.


Price: £190.00
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: 304-086.


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: 304-114.


Price: £200.00
1916 printed POW cover AUSTRALIA to CHINA. PASSED BY / CENSOR SD h/s.

1916 printed POW cover from AUSTRALIA to CHINA with boxed PASSED BY / CENSOR SD h/s. From 'Fritz Felbick' at Trial Bay Camp NSW with s/r. CANTON receipt p/m. to rear [Oct. 14th. 1916] Concentration Camp. Prisoner of War. Photograph available at 'trove.nla.gov.au' for Felbick Fritz - index number 4791. NB: Opens out. Ref: 317-160.


Price: £240.00
1916 Red Honour Envelope MESPOTAMIA to GB. Indian FPO 36 p/m.

1916 (Aug) Special Red Honour Envelope [AF A.2043] from MESPOTAMIA to GB with d/r. Indian FPO 36 p/m. and circ. PASSED CENSOR D h/s. Late use of Daynes type SPE 1. From 'Adgt. 55 FAB'. [Field Artillery Brigade] Folded. Ref: 316-141.


Price: £245.00
1916 cover EGYPT to Australia. 'E. Cameron Lieut. RFC'. Royal Flying Corps

1916 (Feb) 'Allen Line' cover from EGYPT to Australia with s/r. MINIA p/m. and circ. CL 1 PSSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'E. Cameron Lieut. RFC'. Tasmanian in Royal Flying Corps. Early 1916 one of the main squadrons operating in Egypt was 14 Squadron. [SENUSSI Campaign 1915-1917: In Dec. 1915 a small force, the Western Frontier Force (WFF), was assembled at Matruh under Major-General Wallace. From March 1916 the 2/1st Cheshire Company (RE) executed works for the RFC at MINYA (Minia) and Assiut and constructed defense's in the Luxor area, at Esna, Suhag and other places opposite the Kharga oasis] Ref: 315-013.


Price: £250.00
1917 (Sept) Military PC MALTA to Japan. Japanese Destroyer 'MOMO' censored

1917 (6th. Sept) Military PC from MALTA to Japan and censored. From Japanese Destroyer 'MOMO'. [The Malta squadron reinforced with the destroyers Kashi, Hinoki, Momo and Yanagi. The four 'Momo’ type cruiser including Yanagi arrived in Malta in August 1917 as the 15th Flotilla with cruiser 'Izumo' to add to the Japanese contribution to convoy protection in the Mediterranean. As the tempo of anti-submarine operations in the Mediterranean accelerated, Japanese sailors temporarily manned two British gunboats, which they designated the Tokyo and Saikyo, and two British destroyers, renamed the Kanran and Sendan] From 'Saito, Destroyer Momo'. To 'Ensign Pay Officer Yoshikawa & Ensign Pay Officer Gondo, c/o Sasebo Marine Corps'. Ref: 313-001.


Price: £350.00
1917 Registered Letter PALESTINE to Egypt. FPO M1 p/m. RAK TPO p/m.

1917 Registered Letter from PALESTINE to Egypt with s/r. FPO M1 p/m. [Imperial Camel Corps Brigade, Gaza] and tri. PASSED BY CENSOR 3559 h/s. Also s/r. RAK / TPO p/m. to rear. [El Arish -Kantara, Egypt] Traveling Post Office. Ref: 316-113.


Price: £350.00