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1943 (25th. Nov.) real photograph IRAQ, Habaniya: 'CONTROL OFFICE'

1943 (25th. Nov.) real photograph IRAQ, Habaniya: 'ASR, G 211. CONTROL OFFICE'. [ASC: Air Sea Rescue] RAF Station. [Air Ministry photo: 210 x 155 mm] Ref: 304-072.


Price: £10.00
1943 (April) 'Official photographs ITALY - La Spezia bomb damage by RAF

1943 (April) 'Official' photographs ITALY - La Spezia bomb damage by RAF Bomber Command (Reconnaissance 19.4.43) Photograph Nos. C. 3511 and 3512 with typed details to rear. 300 x 250 mm. Ref: 311-172.


Price: £10.00
1943 (April) Air Letter GB to 'Captain AR Thor RA, 12th. AAGOR, Malta'.

1943 (April) Air Letter from GB to 'Captain AR Thor RA, 12th. AAGOR, Malta'. [Anti Aircraft Gun Operations Room] From 'AA Thor, BRCS Ambulance Unit, CRS Park Hall Camp, Oswestry, Shropshire'. Ref: 310-051.


Price: £10.00
1943 (April) cover + letter GB to 'Sgt Phillips JEA, RAF JAVA, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo'

1943 (April) cover and letter from GB to 'Sgt Phillips JEA, RAF JAVA, c/o Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo' with "OSOKA" in mss. Also PC 90 OBE 5131 label and censor chops. [RAF: Royal Air Force, Prisoner of War] Ref: 310-035.


Price: £45.00
1943 (April) Falklands TELEGRAM (Decode) regarding: Circular No. 48 . SECRET

1943 (April) Falklands TELEGRAM (Decode) regarding: Circular No. 48 . SECRET. 'General Recyphering Tables No. 32'. From His Excellency the Governor with d/r. FOLIO h/s. 215 x 170 mm. Ref: 303-075.


Price: £20.00
1943 (Aug) Letter Card 'HMS Pathfinder' to GB censored with Mess Bills

1943 (Aug) Letter Card 'HMS Pathfinder' to GB with poor (FPO) 185 p/m. and tomb censor h/s. Also with 3 Mess Bills and another letter. From 'Midn. AP Barter'. Located Bizerte [Tunisia] Aug. 1943. Ref: 312-008.


Price: £15.00
1943 (Aug) Official USSR photograph 'Soviet outpost on the LENINGRAD Front'

1943 (Aug) RUSSIA. Official USSR photograph 'Soviet outpost on the LENINGRAD Front'. No. 4398.XL. Typed details to rear. 200 x 150 mm. Ref: 312-102.


Price: £9.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II' h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from ALGERIA to Italy with 'BOGHAR II / 2' h/s. Located Northern Algeria. Ref: 305-078.


Price: £6.00
1943 (Dec) POW l/s. Southern RHODESIA to Italy. Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s.

1943 (Dec) POW l/s. from Southern RHODESIA to Italy with Crown PASSED DE/30 h/s. From. Camp No. 5 - Fort Victoria. Internment Camp. Ref: 302-043.


Price: £35.00
1943 (Feb) Booklet of 'Postage Stamps issued by The Vatican City State'

1943 (Feb) Booklet of 'Postage Stamps issued by The Vatican City State' 14 pages. All 14 adhesives canc. with d/r. CITIA del VATICANO / POSTE p/m. [Postage stamps issued by the Vatican City State : in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the opening of the Sacred Council of Trent (1545-1945)] Ref: 306-087.


Price: £10.00
1943 (Feb) cover AUSTRALIA to GB with tied 3 OBC label. 'Cowra Military Camp'

1943 (Feb) cover from AUSTRALIA to GB [1d. RATE] with tied 3 OBC label and boxed CONCESSION POSTAL RATE h/s. From 'Chaplin the Rev. HH Perrottel, Cowra Military Camp, NSW'. [Cowra was purpose-built to house prisoners of war, mostly Italians, brought to Australia from overseas. The Cowra Military Training Camp for the Australian Imperial Force housed 80,000 to 100,000 soldiers between 1940 and 1947] Ref: 307-012.


Price: £30.00
1943 (June) cover SPAIN to Switzerland. Spanish Blue Division POW, Russia

1943 (June) Air Mail cover from SPAIN to Switzerland and censored. Regarding Spanish Blue Division soldier taken POW in Russia. 372 members of the Blue Division, they were taken prisoner by the victorious Red Army. Ref: 310-100.


Price: £85.00
1943 (June) Letter Card 'HMS Alderman' to GB. FPO 186 p/m. tomb censor h/s.

1943 (June) Letter Card 'HMS Alderman' to GB. FPO 186 p/m. tomb censor h/s. From 'Lionel Taylor. [Aldenham was a part of an allied blockade off Cap Bon in May 1943 and escorted landing craft during the Allied invasion of Sicily in July. On 14 Dec. 1944, Aldenham was sunk by a naval mine in the Adriatic Sea off Pag Island] Ref: 312-009.


Price: £15.00
1943 (June) POW PC ALGERIA to Italy and censored. Depot: 'Boghar'

1943 (June) POW PC from ALGERIA to Italy and censored. From Depot: 'Boghar'. [a town and commune in Mda Province] Ref: 302-030.


Price: £6.00
1943 (June) Registered Letter GB to 'Sgt. JF Clayton P/JX, HMS Hydragea'

1943 (June) Registered Letter from GB to 'Sgt. JF Clayton P/JX 262997, HMS Hydrangea, c/o GPO London'. Ref: 312-010.


Price: £15.00
1943 (March) cover AUSTRALIA 'RAAF / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE'

1943 (March) cover from AUSTRALIA with boxed 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE / ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' h/s. Also s/r. PETERBOROUGH receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 303-151.


Price: £10.00
1943 (March) cover GB to Switzerland and returned with 3 censor labels.

1943 (March) cover from GB to Switzerland and returned with ZURICH receipt pm. and 3 censor labels. PC 90 OBE 6685, Geoffnet label over and PC 90 OBE 5196 label. Folded. Ref: 308-015.


Price: £10.00
1943 (May) cover AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. Pilot Daly, V.P., Lambert, Scotland'

1943 (May) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. Pilot Daly, V.P., Lambert, Larbert Military Base Hospital, Scotland' with part tied 3 OBC label and RAAF BASE PO No. 4 slogan m/c. (4d. RATE) [Sgt Vincent Patrick Daly a survivor, flew Spitfire P8276. On 16th. Jan. 1943 while returning from an unsuccessful search for a British Motor Torpedo Boat reported to be under attack by several German gunboats, the squadron encountered bad weather and heavy fog. Three aircraft, Vin's and those of two Canadian Pilots, crashed into the snow-covered mountains near the England-Scotland border. Vin survived the landing and after two days, during part of which he dragged one of the Canadians along with him before realising the man was dead, was found by a shepherd and his dog searching for lost sheep. His nose was crushed, his mouth torn and his feet severly frostbitten. After some time in Larpent hospital, Scotland, he was sent to Hoylake where he became a member of the Guinea Pig Club, as plastic surgery patients of Sir Reginald McIndoe were known] Roughly opened. Ref: 311-030.


Price: £45.00
1943 (Nov) cover MAURITIUS to USA. PC 90 OBE EE/3 label

1943 (Nov) cover from MAURITIUS to USA [20 cent RATE] with s/r. GENERAL POST OFFICE p/m. and PC 90 OBE EE/3 label. [Type V - early new recording] From 'Civil Hospital'. [Island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of the Africa] Roughly opened. Ref: 312-139.


Price: £45.00
1943 (Oct) cover FALKLAND Islands to GB. OFFICIAL PAID. censor 4428

1943 (Oct) cover from the FALKLAND Islands to GB with OFFICIAL PAID m/c. and circ. censor 4428 h/s. Known correspondance from 'Pte. Robinson, A Coy, 11th West Yorkshire Regt.'. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 305-105.


Price: £50.00