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World War 1

Censored postcards, Naval censors

WW1:   -   Coronel & Falklands - Naval Battle  -  Western Front (Somme / Verdun) -  Dardanelles / Gallipoli  - Jutland Battle  - Emden sunk  - Airship / Zeppelin  - Hospital / Hopital ships   - Lusitania sunk  - RFC -  Lenin / Pershing / Kitchener  - Tank  -  U-boat / Submarine  -  POW  -  Occupation 



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1918 (Oct) PPC EGYPT to GB. APO SZ 10 p/m. censored. 'Lt. O.V. Lec, RAF'

1918 (7th. Oct) PPC from EGYPT to GB with s/r. APO SZ 10 p/m. and censor 7/1266 h/s. From 'Lt. O.V. Lec, RAF, Cairo' Royal Air Force. mss .. "I shall probably be going to Palestine shortly". Ref: 308-049.

Price: £85.00
1914 (Aug. 29th) cover GB to USA. German POW at Dorchester Camp

1914 (29th. Aug.) cover from GB to USA with LONDON p/m. and boxed PC / MO5 (H) h/s. [MO5: Military Intelligence. Section H: Postal Censorship] From 'Fredrick Manttels, POW Camp, Dorchester. Very early POW Mail. NB: Tear. Ref: 308-052.

Price: £100.00
1914 (Nov) PPC (Aden) HMAT Orvieto to Australia. PASSED h/s.

1914 (28th. Nov) PPC (Aden - ss Salsette) from HMAT Orvieto to Australia with MELBORNE m/c. and PASSED h/s. HMAT Transport A3 to Egypt and then Gallipoli. From 'HSD' to Dad 'Dickinson'. Herbert Spencer Dickinson enlisted with the 5th Infantry Battalion and was allocated the rank of private. Departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 Oct. 1914. After serving with his unit at Gallipoli, he was transferred in Feb. 1916 to the 57th Infantry Battalion and sent to the Western Front in France. Dickinson was quickly promoted through the ranks, gaining his first promotion to Lance corporal in Sept. 1914 and becoming a captain by May 1916. Whilst serving with the 57th Infantry Battalion he was mentioned in the despatches of General Douglas Haig on 9 April 1917. Dickinson was killed in action at Polygon Wood in Belgium on 25 September 1917. He was 25 years old. Herbert Dickinson is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Ref: 307-114.

Price: £100.00

1916 (April) PPC from BELGIUM to GB with RFHMS m/c. and s/r. BRITISH MISSION / Flag / BELGIAN HQ h/s. Also weak s/l. CEN(COM)SOR h/s. - [Royal Naval Air Service Command] HQ of Belgium Army. Squadrons of the British RNAS sometime operated from Ten Bogaerde (Koksijde). These units operated along the Belgian coast against the installations of the German Navy. [Koksijde is a town and a municipality in Belgium. It is located on the North Sea coast in the southwest of the Flemish province of West Flanders] Ref: 308-031.

Price: £100.00
1916 cover + letter SPAIN to GB. "petitioning H.M to cause inquires to be made to Berlin"

1916 (May) cover and letter from SPAIN to GB with des prisioners de guerre h/s. [POW] mss .. "I am ordered by His Majesty the King, my August Sovereign, to answer your letter petitioning H.M to cause inquires to be made to Berlin with regard to Mr. A. Woffenden (your son") From 'De SM El Ray', Palacio Real de Madrid with red seal to rear. Ref: 314-084.

Price: £100.00
1916 cover BERMUDA to 'Cpl. PS Ingham, No. 699 BVRG, 1st. Batt Lincoln Regt, BEF'

1916 (June) cover from BERMUDA to 'Cpl. PS Ingham, No. 699 BVRG, [Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps] Attached 1st. Batt Lincoln Regt, British Expeditionary Force' with HAMILTON m/c. and s/r. P.C / BERMUDA h/s. [699 Cpl-Sgt. (later 2Lt-Maj) Ingham, Phillip Stanley w s. Medal Entitlement: MM, 1914-15 Star trio, ED(B), VLSM, SWB (Sickness) Wounded: 16.7.16 Mametz Wood. Remarks: Bombing section. Recommended for the DCM and promoted to Sgt for action on 3.7.16: Awarded MM LG. 23.8.16. Wounded in the shoulder. Returned to Bermuda 16.11.16. Discharged Medically Unfit 21.11.16. Presented with MM in Bermuda on 23.11.16. Subsequently commissioned in Bermuda with BVRC, rising to Major] Bermuda Contingent. Ref: 315-071.

Price: £100.00
1916 POW cover GERMANY to GB. 'G Stuart Castle RFC' - Royal Flying Corps

1916 (Dec) POW cover from GERMANY to GB with d/r. Gutersloh p/m. From 'G Stuart Castle RFC' - Royal Flying Corps. [George Stuart Castle 2nd. Lt. 160331. On 31.03.16 taken POW in Holland, repat:18.11.18] Ref: 318-057.

Price: £100.00
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 (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
1917 Registered Letter S. AFRICA to Germany. HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR h/s.

1917 Registered Letter from South AFRICA to Germany with PRISONER OF WAR h/s. and boxed HOSTILE COUNTRIES' CENSOR / SALISBURY HOUSE, LONDON h/s. Also OPENED BY CENSOR label and PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Camp I, Fort Napier, P. Maritzburg'. Ref: 319-142.

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: 321-142.

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
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
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