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1945 (Dec) Air Mail cover + letter LIBYA to Italy. Adhesives with MEF o/p's.

1945 (Dec) Air Mail cover and letter from LIBYA to Italy. Adhesives with MEF o/p's. [1s. 3d. RATE] and tied OBE ZA/31023A censor label. Occupied Tripolitania. Ref: 315-076.


Price: £40.00
1945 (Dec) cover + letter KOREA to USA. US ARMY 970 p/m.

1945 (Dec) cover and letter from Pusan, KOREA to USA with US ARMY 970 p/m. re: Sabotage and Crime - about American soldiers robbing Korean civilians, and acts of sabotage suspected to have been committed by Koreans, as unrest and violence in Pusan began to escalate: "We are having a minor crime wave here in Pusan, caused by the G.I.'s. At night there are some G.I.'s going around robbing the Koreans, and holding up Geisha houses. So now we are having a 10 PM bed check every night to try to stop this trouble. We also had another fire this week, and the army officials still call it sabotage. Who knows, our building might be next." The letter was written by Pfc. Edward J. Mauer of the 382nd Station Hospital, which arrived on Okinawa in early August 1945 and established field operations shortly before the Japanese surrender. The 382nd later moved to Pusan, where there was a considerable amount of unrest and violence in late 1945 and early 1946. Ref: 304-125.


Price: £35.00
1945 (Dec) cover from 'Naval Party 1738, c/o FMO, Reading' to GB.

1945 (Dec) cover from 'Naval Party 1738, c/o FMO, Reading' to GB with d/r. BRITISH FLEET MAIL p/m. Naval Party 1738 - ROYAL KATHERINE 01.09.45 – 04.46. [HMS Royal Katherine was the Headquarters Flag Officer Western Germany between 1945 and 1946] Ref: 310-123.


Price: £9.00
1945 (Feb) Air Mail cover and letter from LIBYA to Italy with d/r. TRIPOLI p/m

1945 (Feb) Air Mail cover and letter from LIBYA to Italy with d/r. TRIPOLI p/m. canc. 5d. adhesive with MEF o/p. Also OBE ZA/66006 censor label - damaged. Occupied Tripolitania. Ref: 301-137.


Price: £30.00
1945 (Feb) cover USA to GB. PC 90 OBE 3786 label. 2d. Postage Due

1945 (Feb) cover from USA to GB with NEW YORK m/c. and PC 90 OBE 3786 label. Also New York Tax h/s. and 2d. Postage Due. Ref: 310-052.


Price: £9.00
1945 (Jan) Air Letter ITALY to Palestine. FPO 726 p/m. censor 12875

1945 (Jan) Air Letter from ITALY to Palestine with d/r. FPO 726 p/m. and shield censor 12875 h/s. From 'Lt Y Granovsky, B Coy (Jewish) Bn, Pal Regt, CMF'. Palestine Regiment soldier in Hebrew. Also 15 BPO m/c. transit to rear. [3/2/45]. Ref: 301-077.


Price: £25.00
1945 (June) cover CEYLON to 'RAF Station CHINA BAY, Ceylon Air Forces'

1945 (June) cover from CEYLON to 'Cpl. MacDermott, (WAAF), RAF Station CHINA BAY, Ceylon Air Forces' with s/r. UNIT CENSOR 270 h/s. Ref: 308-100.


Price: £15.00
1945 (June) cover Southern RHODESIA to GB endorsed 'On Active Service'

1945 (June) cover from Southern RHODESIA to GB [2d. RATE] endorsed 'On Active Service'. Ref: 314-006.


Price: £4.00
1945 (June) uprated Air Mail Registered Letter GB to Egypt. PC 90 OBE 7208

1945 (June) uprated Air Mail Registered Letter GB to 'Major M.M.J. DF Termes', Egypt. PC 90 OBE 7208 label over 'Opened for Customs / examination and duly / closed again at the / Post Office' label. Ref: 309-071.


Price: £10.00
1945 (March) cover + letter FRANCE to GB. ARCACHON m/c. tied CONTROLE label

1945 (March) cover and letter from FRANCE to GB with ARCACHON m/c. and tied CONTROLE label. From 'Chalet Sillery, Arcachon'. Interesting content. Ref: 314-079.


Price: £15.00
1945 (May) Air Letter Libya to GB. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s.

1945 (May) Air Letter from Libya to GB with d/r. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s. [Recorded 16/4/45 to 17/7/45] From 'Cpl. John A. Eve., No. 17 SP, Servicing, RAF. MEF'. Ref: 309-041.


Price: £12.00
1945 (May) AM Air Letters SYRIA to 'CMF' with IFPO 27 p/m.

1945 (29th May) Air Mail Air Letter from SYRIA with circ. Indian FPO 27 p/m. [Not seen Proud] and censor to '29 Rly. Survey Coy, RE, CMF'. From '31 Field Squadron, Indian Engineers, MEF'. FORCE to FORCE. 1944 Air Letter GB to '7 Troop Range Bty, School of Artillery, CMF'. Ref: 301-091.


Price: £12.00
1945 (May) cover 'HMS COFER' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1945 (May) Air Mail cover from 'HMS COFER' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Cofer, a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. On 2 May 1945 as the group swept the straits to prepare for motor torpedo boat operations off Cape Djoeata, concealed shore batteries sank YMS-481. According to the Final Muster Roll from the YMS-481, Cofer destroyed the batteries and rescued 18 survivors of YMS-481. [The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the BORNEO campaign of 1945. [1 May – 21 June 1945] Djoeata was located on Tarakan's NW coast. (Tarakan Island, Netherlands East Indies)] Ref: 313-121.


Price: £45.00
1945 (May) New Zealand Army Honour Envelope EMIRAU Island to Australia

1945 (15th. May) New Zealand Army Honour Envelope [Ref: 7206-43] from EMIRAU Island, Papua New Guinea to Australia with s/r. AUST. UNIT POSTAL STN. 374 p/m. Also 2 OBC label tied by boxed censor h/s. Posted by member of the 8th Bn., 23rd. Australian Brigade at the concessionary 3d. Air Mail RATE. Last recorded day of use. NB: Trimmed and part stuck down. Ref: 305-083.


Price: £120.00
1945 (Nov) cover GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' Australia

1945 (Nov) cover from GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' [Australia] with 'Received 7/12/45' to rear. HMS Formidable assigned to the British Pacific Fleet (BPF) in 1945 where she played a supporting role during the Battle of Okinawa and later attacked targets in the Japanese Home Islands. The ship then loaded elements of the 7th Australian Div. and their equipment at Tarakan Island, Borneo, and picked up more Australians at Morotai; she arrived at Sydney on 6 Dec. 1945. Vice-Admiral Vian addressed the ship's crew on 27 Dec. before she departed the following day with 800 naval personnel embarked for passage home. Ref: 314-108.


Price: £12.00
1945 (Sept) Overseas Telegram FRANCE to GB. 'Paris' with BELIZE PARK p/m.

1945 (Sept) Overseas Telegram from FRANCE to GB. Endorsed 'Paris' with s/r. BELIZE PARK receipt p/m. Ref: 308-099.


Price: £8.00
1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card and Registration Record

1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card. Italian Prisoner interned in Germany Sept. 1943 and moved to to TRIESTE, Italy. Also 1945 AEF DP Registration Record Card. [American Expeditionary Forces Displaced Persons (AEF DP) registration card] US Government printing. Faults.Ref: 313-131.


Price: £4.00
1945 Air Letter GIBRALTAR to S. Africa. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R15/396 h/s

1945 (5th. June) Air Letter from GIBRALTAR to S. Africa [3d. RATE] with poor d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R15/396 h/s. Late use. [Dates Recorded: 2/3/45 to 1/6/45 - Only three recordings of R15 type from Gibraltar] From 'A/Cxe. JG Roberts, '22 Sqn, SAAF'. Operating Lockheed Venturas in Gibraltar. [South African Air Force] No.22 Squadron flew anti-submarine patrols in the Western Mediterranean. Ref: 314-023.


Price: £35.00
1945 Air Letter INDIA to S. AFRICA, RAF Censor R17/79. Burma Communication Sqdn

1945 Air Letter from INDIA to S. AFRICA with d/r. RAFPOST / SE ASIA p/m. and RAF Censor R17/79. From Burma Communication Squadron, RAF, SEAAF'. [Headquarters RAF Burma Communication Squadron established Baigachi when Headquarters RAF Burma formed at Calcutta 21.4.45. Became Air Headquarters Burma Communication Squadron 20.9.45, when the parant unit, by then at Rangoon, changed it's title to AHQ Burma] Ref: 308-102.


Price: £15.00
1945 Air Letters 'CMF' to Palestine. FPO 214 and 126 p/m's. 'C Coy, 3 Jewish Bn.'

1945 Air Letters from 'CMF' to Palestine with d/r. FPO 214 and 126 p/m's. and censored. From 'C Coy, 3 Jewish Bn.' NB: Faults. Ref: 312-076.


Price: £12.00