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1944 (28th. Oct) cover N. IRELAND to 'Lancs'. RAF HQ p/m. RAF censor R6/169 h/s.

1944 (28th. Oct) cover from N. IRELAND to 'Lancs' with s/r. RAF HQ / NORTHERN IRELAND p/m. and RAF censor R6/169 h/s. From 'Group Captain G.R. Montgomery. RAF'. Ref: 307-066.


Price: £10.00
1944 (5th. June) Air Mail cover GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. and small Honour label

1944 (5th. June) Air Mail cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and small Honour label tied by shield censor 4390 h/s. Also boxed PASSED / CENSOR h/s. to rear. There was a local shortage of "Honour" envelopes and a provisional label was printed for use on ordinary envelopes. These are recorded between June-November 1944. Ref: 313-091.


Price: £45.00
1944 (April) cover ALGERIA to Egypt. 'Cruiser SUFFREN'. POSTE NAVALE p/m.

1944 (April) cover from ALGERIA to Egypt with s/r. POSTE NAVALE p/m. and censored. From 'Cruiser SUFFREN'. [Suffren, disarmed and interned in Egypt by the British on 22 June 1940. Rejoined the Allies and rearmed on 30 May 1943] Ref: 312-027.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Aug) 'War Ballot' PC INDONESIA to USA. US APO 920 p/m. '431 Ftr. Sqdn'

1944 (Aug) 'War Ballot' PC from INDONESIA to USA with US APO 920 p/m. From 'Sgt. WH Meyer, 431 Ftr. Sqdn., 495 Ftr. Group, APO 920'. Ref: 307-014..


Price: £10.00
1944 (Aug) Air Mail cover GUAM to USA. 'USS Elmore'. censored

1944 (Aug) Air Mail cover from GUAM to USA with US NAVY m/c. and d/r. PASSED BY / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'USS Elmore, APA-42' - a Bayfield-class attack transport, US Navy. Elmore landed troops in the assault on Guam 21st. July 1944 and remained to embark casualties whom she carried to Eniwetok. Ref: 312-132.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Aug) cover 'HMS KILCHATTAN' to USA. tomb censor h/s.

1944 (Aug) cover from 'HMS KILCHATTAN' to USA with oval dumb p/m. and Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. From 'AF Rodmell'. [Second half 1944 to early 1945 : convoy escort duties off WEST AFRICA] Corner missing. Ref: 311-166.


Price: £10.00
1944 (Aug) cover 'USS DOWNES' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1944 (Aug) cover from 'USS DOWNES' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Downes was a Mahan-class destroyer in the United States Navy. In July 1944 Downes began convoy duty from Eniwetok to Saipan in support of the Marianas Islands operation, then patrolled off Tinian during its invasion. She gave fire support at Marpi Point, Tinian, and bombarded Aguijan Island. Ref: 313-122.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Dec) New Year Greetings card in Arabic. ADEN: 'KAMARAN Island, Red Sea'

1944 (Dec) New Year Greetings card in Arabic. ADEN: 'With compliments of the season from KAMARAN Island, Red Sea'. Translation on other side: 'We pray for the success of our Allies and send you greeting for the New Year'. Creased. Ref: 306-032.


Price: £60.00
1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost'. GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m. censored

1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "Room 71 has lost another of its members. Poor old Richard died suddenly on Sunday night … The Benghazi's are now in 12 + 13 wired off". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA'. Crown PASSED P.131 h/s.

1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA' with FALMOUTH m/c. and Crown PASSED P.131 h/s. [USS Dorothea L. Dix: transport ship of the United States Navy. Between 29 December 1943 and 10 March 1944 she carried troops on two voyages from New York to Gourock Bay and Liverpool.] Ref: 311-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 (July) Air Mail cover MAURITIUS to GB. [85 cent RATE] PC 90 OBE EE/23 label

1944 (July) Air Mail cover from MAURITIUS to GB. [85 cent RATE] with PC 90 OBE EE/23 label. Folded. REf: 314-040.


Price: £20.00
1944 (July) Letter Card GB to 'CRE 66 Works, MEF' and redirected

1944 (July) ps Air Mail Letter Card from GB to 'CRE 66 Works, MEF' and redirected with d/r. Indian FPO 88 p/m. [LEBANON] and censor 4991 h/s. Located Sidon. Also d/r. FPO 172 transit p/m. Ref: 301-110.


Price: £12.00
1944 (June 6th: 'D' Day) PPC. POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL p/m. censored

1944 (June 6th. DE Day) PPC with part d/r. POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL p/m. and Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. mss ... 'Have just returned from a special service for "our great cause" & thought of them all the while'. Ref: 310-142.


Price: £130.00
1944 (June) ps Air Mail cover + letter SICILY to USA. US APO 548 p/m. censored

1944 (June) ps Air Mail cover and letter from SICILY to USA with US APO 548 p/m. and censored. From 'APO 650' - Italy. Ref: 303-054.


Price: £10.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia. PC 90 OBE 488 tape

1944 (Nov) Air Mail Letter from 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia [6d. RATE] with PC 90 OBE 488 tape. Dutch troop transport ship in British service: ss New Holland - Royal Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM): From July to Nov. 1944, New Holland operated a ferry service between Southampton and the French coast to transfer troops. Repaired. Ref: 312-003.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GB to CUBA and sent seamail. PC 90 OBE 6614 label

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from GB to CUBA and sent sea mail with PC 90 OBE 6614 label. Also Cuba receipt m/c. to rear 6th. Jan 1945. [No direct Air service from UK to Cuba] Ref: 313-011.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Nov) airgraph SYRIA to GB. DAMAS. Type LE/3

1944 (Nov) airgraph from SYRIA to GB. From DAMAS. Type LE/3. Ref: 312-157.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Nov) cover EGYPT to Palestine. Postage Due 21 Mils. censored

1944 (Nov) cover from EGYPT to Palestine with boxed To Pay 21 MILS h/s. and Palestine Postage Dues: 21 Mils. Also M CENSORSHIP DEPT. m/c. Ref: 304-101.


Price: £65.00
1944 (Oct) PPC IRELAND to '382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA'

1944 (Oct) PPC from IRELAND [Eire] to 'Sgt. Goldner, 382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA' [Brussels, BELGIUM] and censored. Ref: 304-094.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "It is two years today that we left Jersey … Old Ferrers has gone to the diplomat's camp". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00