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1940 (4th. July) Honour Envelope HONG KONG to GB. [15 cent RATE] 'T. Valsler'

1940 (4th. July) Honour Envelope [Daynes: HK1] from HONG KONG to GB [15 cent RATE] with d/r. VICTORIA / HONG KONG p/m. From 'T. Valsler' ['Cpl. T Valsler, 22nd. (F) Coy RE, Wellington Bks., Hong Kong'] Folded and soil. Ref: 309-027.


Price: £150.00
1940 (April) cover BERMUDA to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR 19 BERMUDA h/s.

1940 (April) cover from BERMUDA to GB with HAMILTON m/c. and s/r. PASSED BY CENSOR 19 BERMUDA h/s. in violet. NB: Folded and faults to rear. Ref: 317-159.


Price: £190.00
1940 (April) cover EGYPT to GB. BPO / E 602 p/m. RAF censor R1/25 h/s.

1940 (April) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. BPO / E 602 p/m. and RAF censor R1/25 h/s. Ref: 311-064.


Price: £12.00
1940 (Aug) Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. Habbaniya p/m. RAF censor R2/287 h/s.

1940 (Aug) Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB [75 fils (1/3d) RATE] with s/r. Habbaniya p/m. and RAF censor R2/287 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 7/6/40 to 22/1/41] From 'J Breiley, Senior CS Mess, Habbaniya'. Ref: 317-025.


Price: £10.00
1940 (Dec) PC GB to Portugal with PASSED BY CENSOR large Crown P.59 h/s.

1940 (Dec) PC from GB to Portugal with octagonal PASSED BY CENSOR large Crown P.59 h/s. Ref: 309-072.


Price: £8.00
1940 (Feb) l/s. [Free City of Danzig:] from GERMANY to Danzag.

1940 (Feb) l/s. [Free City of Danzig:] from Court Office, Danzig (now Gdansk), locally addressed, informing Catholic Church that 3 children listed in the letter are resigning from the Catholic Church. DANZAG slogan m/c. "Kauft Winterhilfswertzeichen" (Buy Winter auxiliary stamps) and boxed h/s. Frei durch ablsung reich (Free by replacing Reich) Free City of Danzig: in 1939 the Nazis abolished the Free City and incorporated the area into the newly formed Reichsgau of Danzig-West Prussia. Filing holes. Ref: 313-108.


Price: £25.00
1940 (Jan) cover INDIA to USA. DELHI p/m. PASSED BY CENSOR 19 label

1940 (Jan) cover from INDIA to USA with d/r. DELHI p/m. and PASSED BY CENSOR 19 label. Also UNDER POSTAL CERTIFICATE h/s. Ref: 308-106.


Price: £7.00
1940 (June) cover CYPRUS to GB. PASSED CENSOR 18 CYPRUS h/s.

1940 (June) cover from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. LIMASSOL p/m. and d/r. PASSED CENSOR 18 CYPRUS h/s. Also '4 DEC. 1940' receipt h/s. [3 months transit] Ref: 319-093.


Price: £15.00
1940 (June) Falklands TELEGRAM. South Georgia Fuel stocks

1940 (June) Falklands TELEGRAM (Decode) regarding South Georgia Fuel stocks. No. 68 Secret. From His Excellency the Governor. Also Falkland Islands 'Coal & Oil Stocks sheet dated 31.5.40. Both with d/r. FOLIO h/s. 215 x 170 mm. Ref: 319-105.


Price: £35.00
1940 (June) Honour Envelope PALESTINE to GB. FPO 123 p/m. censor 1023

1940 (4th. June) Honour Envelope from PALESTINE to GB [10 Mills RATE] with d/r. FPO 123 p/m. and censor 1023 h/s. Early date for use in Palestine. NB: Active Service NOT underlined and without imprint. Ref: 315-118.


Price: £12.00
1940 (May) Air Mail covers PALESTINE to Australia with JERUSALEM m/c. and Censor No. 79 h/s.

1940 (May) Air Mail covers from PALESTINE to Australia with JERUSALEM p/m. and Censor No. 79 h/s. From Guy Harriott, War Correspondent. NB: One adhesive damaged. Ref: 314-089.
'Guy Harriott': Recommended For Decoration CAIRO. May 30th. 1941. Magnificent reporting on Middle East and Albanian Front when he was attached to the Greek Army. [Feb 1941] In a dispatch Kenneth Slessor Official War Correspondent, describes an incident in which Guy Harriott, special war correspondent of "The Advertiser" distinguished himself in the Tepeiena- Klisura sector during the Greek campaign. Harriott was mentioned in dispatches from Greek General Headquarters. Wanting to get copy back from the line, he took messages to the artillery after three Greek runners had been killed in endeavors to deliver it. As a result, the artillery went into action and held up an Italian attack. Harriott has been recommended for a decoration by Greek Headquarters for "personal courage under fire." Awarded Greek Cross of Distinguished Merit. The writer Guy Harriott was a War Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald reporting from the Middle East & Greece area & later the far East, he survived a ship wreck after hitting a mine & sinking in 8 minutes whilst travelling from Tobruck to Alexandria. For deeds in Albania he was mentioned in dispatches, was awarded the Greek Cross of Distinguished Service, he later became the Editor of the paper & was made an OBE. He died aged 66 after a distinguished career


Price: £25.00
1940 (Nov) Air Mail cover PALESTINE to GB. tied PC 22 OBC 70/10233 label

1940 (Nov) Air Mail cover from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. TEL AVIV p/m. and tied PC 22 OBC 70/10233 label. Ref: 310-084.


Price: £9.00
1940 (Oct) cover GOLD COAST to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR 7 GOLD COAST h/s.

1940 (Oct) cover from GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. ABOSO p/m. and PASSED BY CENSOR 7 GOLD COAST h/s. From 'AB Peters, Hospital, Frank Mines, Aboso'. Ref: 320-063.


Price: £9.00
1940 (Sept.) cover North BORNEO to USA [12 cent RATE] tied PASSED BY CENSOR label

1940 (Sept.) cover from North BORNEO to USA [12 cent RATE] with d/r. SANDAKAN p/m. and PASSED BY CENSOR label tied by boxed PASSED BY 30 CENSOR NORTH BORNEO h/s. Also d/r. HONG KONG transit p/m. to rear. Faults. Ref: 308-059.


Price: £100.00
1940 (Sept./Dec) Air Mail covers EGYPT to Australia. 1ST BDE HQ PO M1 p/m.

1940 (Sept./Dec) Air Mail covers from EGYPT to Australia with s/r. 1ST BDE HQ PO M1 p/m. and censor No. 1233 h/s. Self censored by 'Guy Harriott'. Recommended For Decoration CAIRO. May 30th. 1941. Magnificent reporting on Middle East and Albanian Front when he was attached to the Greek Army. [Feb 1941] In a dispatch Kenneth Slessor Official War Correspondent, describes an incident in which Guy Harriott, special war correspondent of "The Advertiser" distinguished himself in the Tepeiena- Klisura sector during the Greek campaign. Harriott was mentioned in dispatches from Greek General Headquarters. Wanting to get copy back from the line, he took messages to the artillery after three Greek runners had been killed in endeavors to deliver it. As a result, the artillery went into action and held up an Italian attack. Harriott has been recommended for a decoration by Greek Headquarters for "personal courage under fire." Awarded Greek Cross of Distinguished Merit. Faults. Ref: 315-117.


Price: £25.00
1940 Air Mail cover CYPRUS to GB. PASSED CENSOR 16 CYPRUS h/s.

1940 (Nov) Air Mail cover from CYPRUS to GB [12 1/2 Piastre RATE] with d/r. PASSED CENSOR 16 CYPRUS h/s. and circ. M CENSORSHIP h/s. of Egypt. Also tied OPENED BY CENSOR label. Endorsed 'By Air to Durban'. From Kyrenia. Ref: 317-125.


Price: £35.00
1940 Air Mail cover HOLLAND to USA. 'Capt. Kelly, American Legation'

1940 (March) Air Mail cover from HOLLAND to USA with d/r. GRAVENHAGE p/m. and boxed 5 GRAM h/s. From 'Capt. Kelly, American Legation, The Hague'. [Capt. Kelly was U.S. Naval Attache. Letter carried by KLM to Lisbon, and Panam via Lisbon to The States. KLM were the only European airline with a contract with Pan American to serve their Lisbon terminal, which was only in place for a very short time before the invasion of France and the Benelux countries by Nazi Germany on 10th May 1940] Ref: 319-136.


Price: £20.00
1940 Air Mail cover IRAQ to South Africa redirected East Africa + DLO Baghdad

1940 (Aug) Air Mail cover IRAQ to South Africa redirected East Africa [Mombasa Oct.] and [Nairobi RLO Nov.] Then oval RETURN TO SENDER Dec. and finally boxed DLO Baghdad Jan. 1941. Faults. Ref: 317-114.


Price: £30.00
1940 Air Mail cover PALESTINE to GB. PC 22 T. No. 6 OPENED BY CENSOR label

1940 Air Mail cover from PALESTINE to GB with TEL-AVIV m/c. and PC 22 T. No. 6 OPENED BY CENSOR label. Ref: 309-093.


Price: £12.00
1940 Air Mail cover PALESTINE to GB. TEL-AVIV m/c. PC 22 OPENED BY / CENSOR

1940 Air Mail cover from PALESTINE to GB with TEL-AVIV m/c. and PC 22 OPENED BY / CENSOR label. Imprint: 70/7333. Tied by boxed PALESTINE OPENED AND PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. Ref: 309-095.


Price: £12.00