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1942 cover + letter GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R4/158 h/s.

1942 Air Mail cover and letter from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R4/158 h/s. From 'Cpl. McGuire JG, RAF New Camp, Gibraltar'. Faults. Ref: 312-084.


Price: £12.00
1942 cover + letter "HMS GLENGYLE" to GB. RFHMS p/m. tomb censor

1942 (June) cover and letter from "HMS GLENGYLE" to GB with RFHMS p/m. tomb censor h/s. HMS Glengyle: in May 1941 , she and the Cameronia evacuated 6,000 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as part of the evacuation of Crete. On 8 June, Glengyle was operating with the cruisers HMS Phoebe, HMAS Perth and HMS Calcutta at the start of the Syria-Lebanon Campaign. Ref: 307-107.


Price: £30.00
1942 cover + letter 'HMS Erebus, Durban' to South Africa. PAQUBOT p/m.

1942 cover and letter from 'HMS Erebus, Durban' to South Africa with d/r. PAQUBOT p/m. and Royal Navy Tomb censor h/s. From 'Les L Broad'. Self censored. Opening edge tear. Ref: 313-083.


Price: £12.00
1942 cover + letter FRANCE to 'Ecole navale, Toulon'. AVISO "CHAMOIS"

1942 (Sept) cover and letter from FRANCE to 'Ecole navale, Toulon' with TOULON m/c. From AVISO "CHAMOIS". Free French Navy. Ref: 312-051.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover + letter GERMANY to Air Signals Detatchment, NORWAY

1942 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Feldpost 12790' - 3rd Company, Air Signals Detatchment, then Regiment 55 in NORWAY. Ref: 309-130.


Price: £9.00
1942 cover ALGERIA to GB. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. 'Leading Steward'

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and d/r. D'INTERNMENT DES / MILITAIRES BRITANIQUE h/s. and PC 90 OBE 7759 label. From 'Leading Steward A Walker, Camp des Internes Britanniques' - British sailor. The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. Ref: 309-154.


Price: £85.00
1942 cover ALGERIA to GB. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. British Airman POW

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and circ. Camp cachet h/s. Also PC 90 OBE 3001 label. From 'Sgt. Marshall Hardy, Camp des Internes Britanniques' - British Airman. [Aircrew from 202 Squadron: Shot down by two Vichy French Curtiss fighters 40 miles off Casablanca. Survived for 5 hours and picked up by submarine. POW from Sept. 1940 to Nov. 1942] The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. Faults. Ref: 313-085.


Price: £100.00
1942 cover BRAZIL to Switzerland. OBE 4969 IE/- transit label Trinidad

1942 cover from BRAZIL to Switzerland with OBE 4969 IE/- transit label Trinidad and tied German Geoffnet label. Ref: 302-141.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover CANADA to 'RAF Station Hospital, Calne' redirected '102 Sqdn'

1942 Air Mail cover from CANADA to 'Sgt/Pilot Marchalleck HJ, RAF Station Hospital, Calne, Wilts' and redirected to '102 Sqdn., Topcliffe, Yorks' [Heavy Bomber Squadron] with PC 90 OBE 8946 label tied by CALNE / WILTS m/c. Ref: 302-107.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover CHAD (Central AFRICA) to GB with censor labels

1942 Forces cover from CHAD (Central AFRICA) to GB with d/r. LARGEAU / AEF p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also PC 90 OBE 407 label and d/r. FORT LAMY / CHAD transit p/m. Ref: 309-132.


Price: £40.00
1942 cover CHILE to 'Miss G. P. Mongard (WAAF), c/o River Plate House, London'

1942 (5th. Aug.) cover from CHILE to 'Miss G. P. Mongard (WAAF), c/o River Plate House, London' and redirected to 'Hut 3, Rudloe Manor, BOX, Wilts': Sensitive Military Installation. Important Military Nerve centre. RAF Fighter Group HQ (RAF BOX). [River Plate House: Undercover address - South American Volunteers with British Forces] Women's Auxiliary Air Force: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class (ACW2). Also PC 90 OBE 1652 label. Ref: 306-029.


Price: £100.00
1942 cover CYPRUS to India. Indian FPO R7 p/m. censor 690 h/s.

1942 (May) cover from CYPRUS to India with d/r. Indian FPO R.7 p/m. and censor 690 h/s. Ref: 308-144.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover CZECHOSLOVAK FIELD POST to 'PO Box 226, London' Undercover address

1942 (July) cover with circ. CZECHOSLOVAK FIELD POST to 'PO Box 226, London' - Undercover address for Czech Army. Ref: 304-057.


Price: £20.00
1942 cover DAHOMEY to Togo. COTONOU p/m. CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label

1942 cover from DAHOMEY to Togo with d/r. COTONOU p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also d/r. LOME / TOGO receipt p/m. and circ. 'A1' censor h/s. West Africa. Ref: 304-143.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover DAHOMEY to Togo. tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label

1942 cover from DAHOMEY to Togo with d/r. COTONOU p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also d/r. LOME / TOGO receipt p/m. and circ. 'A3' censor h/s. to rear. West Africa. Ref: 304-116.


Price: £18.00
1942 cover DOMINICA to USA with PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1942 (Aug) cover from DOMINICA to USA with d/r. ROSEAU p/m. and brown tape tied by PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Also EXAMINED BY 7219 label. Ref: 302-080.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover GB to 'Driver WD Carpenter, RASC, RHGZK, c/o APO 1915'

1942 (July) cover from GB to 'Driver WD Carpenter, RASC, RHGZK, c/o APO 1915' [Egypt] and redirected to '2 BPTC' with s/r. RASC / BASE DEPOT [3rd. Nov] receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 310-127.


Price: £8.00
1942 cover GB to 'SS Barduan' redirected to 'SS Empire Kamal'

1942 (Nov) cover from GB to 'SS Barduan' and redirected to 'SS Empire Kamal' with boxed CAPETOWN / RELEASED BY CENSOR h/s. and PC 90 OBE 1494 label. EMPIRE KAMAL - Convoy number: HX 205. Destination: HALIFAX 30/08/42. Ref: 314-130.


Price: £20.00
1942 cover GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia'. censored

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from GERMANY to POW at 'Camp Dhurringile, Victoria, Australia' with 3 tied censor labels: German, British and Australian. Also 'Taxe percue 40 Rpf' in mss. The 65-room Dhurringile mansion: for 50 German Officers and their batmen including Captain Detmers of HSK Kormoran. [Scuttled following battle, 19 Nov. 1941] Camp located: in the Tatura District of Victoria. Edge nick. Ref: 304-099.


Price: £80.00
1942 cover INDIA to '2nd Lieut. EM Chambers, POW in Italian Hands, Switzerland'

1942 Air Mail cover from INDIA to '2nd Lieut. EM Chambers, POW in Italian Hands, Switzerland' with d/r. COONDOOR p/m. and tied PC 90 OBE label. Ref: 310-019.


Price: £7.00