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World War 1

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1917 PPC EGYPT to GB. APO SZ26 p/m. and CAT / TPO p/m. censored

1917 PPC [Tantah] from EGYPT to GB with s/r. APO SZ26 p/m. and part s/r. CAT / TPO p/m. Travelling Post Office. Also tri. censor 3703 h/s. Ref: 310-137.


Price: £30.00
1917 Registered Letter PALESTINE to Egypt. APO SZ 27 p/m. censor 755

1917 Registered Letter from PALESTINE to Egypt with s/r. APO SZ 27 p/m. and censor 7/755 h/s. Also d/r. BAPO Z and circ. MILITARY / POST OFFICE / ALEXANDRIA receipt p/m. Ref: 319-143.


Price: £30.00
1918 cover SIERRA LEONE to GB. FREETOWN p/m. PASSED BY CENSOR

1917 (May) cover from SIERRA LEONE to GB with s/r. FREETOWN p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. in black with half oval '1' h/s. West Africa. Ref: 320-154.


Price: £30.00
1918 PPC "HANDS OFF" PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS COLOSSUS

1918 (July) PPC "HANDS OFF" with FPO 'a' m/c. and d/r. PASSED BY CENSOR / HMS COLOSSUS h/s. [Dreadnought battleship - transferred to Rosyth in April 1918. She was present at the surrender of the German fleet on 21 November 1918.] Royal Navy. Naval. Ref: 319-157.


Price: £30.00
1914 (Dec) cover East AFRICA to GB. MOMBASSA p/m. "censored Chinke"

1914 (Dec) cover from East AFRICA to GB with circ. MOMBASSA p/m. to rear and in mss. "censored Chinke RG" (R. Gordon) Also 'T' mark annulled. Censor Station at Mombasa established by 1st. March 1915. Redirected NOTTING HILL 15th Jan. 1915. [Captain Ronald Eagleson Gordon, Royal Engineers. 1918 New Year Honours (MC) Military Cross - won in G.E.A. and received Afghanistan NWF 1919 bar.] Ref: 320-051.


Price: £35.00
1914 (Oct. 5th) cover 'Prisoner of War'. Ex. FJ Field collection 'German Airman'

1914 (5th. Oct.) cover to 'Shanley Spooner' and endorsed 'Prisoner of War' with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. Also s/r. P.C. h/s. Ex. FJ Field collection who states from a German "Airman". Very early POW mail. Ref: 308-050.


Price: £35.00
1914 (Sept) ps Field Service PC W. FRONT to GB. FPO 45 p/m. redirected.

1914 (Sept) postal stationary Field Service PC from the Western FRONT to GB with d/r. FPO 45 p/m. and redirected. From 'Reggie Harland' [Captain HARLAND, REGINALD WICKHAM. Died 30th. Oct. 1914. Aged 31. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Buried at PLOEGSTEERT CHURCHYARD. Hainaut, Belgium. Of The Lodge, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex.] Ref: 308-001.


Price: £35.00
1914-15 POW cover GB to USA. 'George Mayer, Alexandra Palace'. s/r. 'P.C.' h/s.

1914-15 printed POW cover from GB to USA with s/r. POST FREE / P.C. / PRISONER OF WAR h/s. and No charge for postage Prisoner / of War Mail New York, N.Y. h/s. From 'Company Leader George Mayer, Alexandra Palace'. [George Mayer was interned as an enemy alien in Alexandra Palace, London from 1915-1916. He was a Czech national who came to England in the 1890s. He entered 'service' and became butler to the aristocracy. It is believed that he was asked to serve personally King Edward VII when the monarch was entertained at the German and/or French embassies] Ref: 313-051.


Price: £35.00
1914-18 Regimental Silk PPC of the Northumberland Fusiliers

1914-18 Regimental Silk PPC of the Northumberland Fusiliers by "LA PENSEE", Paris. Message to rear. Ref: 307-118.


Price: £35.00
1915 cover PERAK to India. PARIT BUNTAR p/m. PASSED / LETTER CENSOR h/s.

1915 (March) cover from PERAK to India with d/r. PARIT BUNTAR p/m. and boxed PASSED / LETTER CENSOR h/s. Malaya. Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 306-054.


Price: £35.00
1915 cover VIETNAM to 'Monsieur Grossin Colonel de Gendarmerie, France

1915 (Mar) cover from VIETNAM to 'Monsieur Grossin, Colonel de Gendarmerie, France with d/r. LAO-KAY / TONKIN p/m. Also s/r. SARTHE receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Paper remains. Ref: 314-103.


Price: £35.00
1915 PPC MALTA to GB endorsed 'HM Transport No. 787 Hanley'. MALTA p/m.

1915 (Sept) PPC from MALTA to GB endorsed 'HM Transport No. 787 Hanley' with s/r. MALTA p/m. [Royal Fleet Auxiliary HANLEY: Pennant No: Y 3.787. 21 July 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier. 30 May 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-87, 95 miles west of Bishops Rock] Ref: 307-032.


Price: £35.00
1915 PPC NAMIBIA to GB. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR h/s. HMA Laconia

1915 (April) PPC [Durban] from NAMIBIA to GB with boxed PASSED BY / NAVAL / CENSOR h/s. - HMA Laconia AMC: Armed Merchant Cruiser. From 'Luderitz Bay' NAMIBIA - German South West Africa. mss .. "Received your letter 23rd. March" when Laconia was at Walfisch Bay, [Walvis Bay] Namibia. There till 1st. April. NB: Surface fault. Ref: 318-023.


Price: £35.00
1915 PPC South AFRICA to 'Delagoa Bay'. ARMY BASE PO 6A p/m. censored

1915 (Feb) PPC from South AFRICA to 'Delagoa Bay' with d/r. ARMY BASE PO 6A p/m. [Northern Force - Occupation Period] and boxed POSTAGE FREE / BASE 6 PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Hugh Edwards, 2nd. Batt. Train Scottish'. mss .. "Was in action a few days ago, felt awful". Also diamond LORENCO MARQUES receipt p/m. [Mozambique, East Africa] Faults. Ref: 315-158.


Price: £35.00
1915 real photo PPC 'G. Sabelli Henriot Monoplane 50 hp'. BOURNMOUTH m/c.

1915 real photo PPC 'G. Sabelli Henriot Monoplane 50 hp' with BOURNMOUTH m/c. Ref: 307-078.


Price: £35.00
1916 'Comforts' PC EGYPT to GB. FPO W1 p/m. Western Frontier Force

1916 Jan. 'Comforts for Troops Fund' PC from EGYPT to GB with s/r. FPO W1 p/m. - Western Frontier Force. From 'Dr. C Wicks, Notts RHA'. [Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery] Tape to rear. Ref: 319-128.


Price: £35.00
1916 (Feb) PPC [Egypt] ADEN to GB. Indian BASE OFFICE A p/m.

1916 (20th. Feb) PPC [Egypt] from ADEN to GB with d/r. Indian BASE OFFICE A p/m. From 'W Compten'. Ref: 312-141.


Price: £35.00
1916 (June) cover EGYPT to 'Capt. Gatt, 11 DAC, 11 Div, EEF'. 1ST LH BDE p/m.

1916 (June) cover from EGYPT to 'Capt. Gatt, 11 DAC, [Divisional Ammunition Column] 11 Div, EEF' with circ. 1ST L.H. BDE / DETAILS FPO p/m. [1st. Light Horse Brigade] and tri. censor 3147 h/s. [ANZAC HQ. and B. DETS HQ] Capt. Gatt - Maltese Contingent. Ref: 307-050.


Price: £35.00
1916 cover FRANCE to 'Lady Victoria Hicks Beach, EGYPT'. APO 2 m/c.

1916 (March) cover from FRANCE to 'Lady Victoria Hicks Beach, Nurses Empire Club, Cairo, EGYPT' with APO 2 m/c. and censor 1541 h/s. Also circ. CAIRO receipt p/m. to rear. [On 23 April 1916, Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach was seriously wounded, and according to one account, was rescued by Corporal William Castle, who ‘under heavy Turkish fire placed [him] across his horse and galloped six miles to safety’. However, he died of his wounds and was buried alongside his wife, Marjorie. She had gone out to Egypt in late 1915 to visit her husband, accompanied by his sister, 'Lady Victoria Hicks-Beach'. With German U-boats targeting passenger vessels in the Mediterranean, Marjorie and Victoria were forced to stay longer than planned in Cairo. Victoria helped in running the British Empire Nurses’ Club and remained in Cairo until she was able to secure transport home in mid-May 1916] Hinge remains. Ref: 310-112.


Price: £35.00
1916 cover Westeren Front to China. FPO 24 p/m. 'S' Special censorship

1916 cover from the Western Front to China with d/r. FPO 24 p/m. with s/r. 'S' Special censorship. Also d/r. APO R. 24 transit p/m. top rear. From [Captain Ronald Eagleson Gordon, Royal Engineers. 1918 New Year Honours (MC) Military Cross - won in G.E.A. and received Afghanistan NWF 1919 bar.] NB: Faults. Ref: 320-052.


Price: £35.00