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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 SALVADOR to GERMANY. PC 102 OBC 55 Label - BERMUDA

1940 Air Mail cover from SALVADOR to GERMANY endorsed "Atlantic Clipper" with PC 102 OBC 55 Label - intercepted BERMUDA and PC 66 OBC 1858 label - UK. Also Geoffnet tape code e to rear. Received 1st. April 1940. Ref: 311-035.


Price: £35.00
1940 Air Mail cover SARAWAK to GB. PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s.

1940 Air Mail cover from SARAWAK to GB [55 cent RATE] endorsed 'Via S'pore' to rear with s/r. KUTCHING p/m. and boxed PASSED BY / CENSOR h/s. [Morenweiser type: 1B] NB: Folded. Ref: 314-128.


Price: £40.00
1940 Air Mail cover ZANZIBAR to GB. Opened by Censor label in red

1940 (Oct) Air Mail cover from ZANZIBAR to GB [1s. 25c. RATE] with d/r. ZANZIBAR p/m. and Opened by Censor label in red. [Type I] Receipt date '9 Nov. 1940'. Ref: 311-161.


Price: £45.00
1940 British Official Photograph No. P. 179. 'First picture of the new COVENANTER'

1940 British Official Photograph No. P. 179. 'First picture of the new COVENANTER cruiser tank, described as an "armoured greyhound". Full typed details to rear. 200 x 100 mm. Ref: 318-106.


Price: £10.00
1940 circa. Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England'. 'Q' Ship

c.1940 Air Mail cover to 'FB Coombs AB, HMS Orchy, England' with s/r. RECEIVED FROM / HM SHIPS p/m. and tomb censor h/s. RFA Antoine was a cover name for the 'Q' Ship HMS Orchy - Special Service Freighter. Oct. 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Decoy ship. Into Service: March 1940. April 1940 sailed to Portland for her work-up. She operated around the British Isles under the name RFA Antoine. Out of service: June 1941. Faults. Ref: 319-071.

In 1939 Winston Churchill gave authority for a number of merchantmen to be requisitioned for service as Q-ships, although for security purposes they were referred to as Special service Freighters. A fleet of 9 small mainly coal-burning vessels were acquired , 6 for deep-sea work and 3 for coastal work. All were commissioned as HM ships under their original names but were given RFA cover names and on entering harbour and while in harbour they wore the Blue Ensign, behaved as RFAs and adopted the RFA commercial practices. None of them was really suitable for their intended roles and met with a complete lack of success. Their Q-ship service officially ended on 2 March 1941.


Price: £100.00
1940 circa. covers SWITZERLAND to France. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s.

c.1940 covers from SWITZERLAND to France with d/r. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s. One with tied Censura militare and Geoffnet labels to rear. From 'Manceaux, Jean. 34th Bie 12th groupe, 402 Rgt de DCA. Camp dInterement de GUNDETSWIL canton de Zurich. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. NB: Opens out. Ref: 316-015.


Price: £15.00
1940 circa. ps cover [1d. Green] AUSTRALIA. Australian Defence Canteens

c.1940 ps cover [1d. Green] AUSTRALIA with NSW m/c. Postal Stationery - Wartime printed 'AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEENS' over map. Ref: 318-080.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover + letter British GUIANA to GB. 'Officially opened and resealed' label

1940 cover and letter from British GUIANA to GB [4d. RATE] with 'Officially opened and resealed' label [BY CENSOR missing] tied by PASSED BY / CENSOR. h/s. Ref: 314-008.


Price: £35.00
1940 cover + letter CZECHOSLOVAKIA to 'Vera Pifflova, Petschek' endorsed 'Feldpost'

1940 cover and letter from CZECHOSLOVAKIA to 'Vera Pifflova, Petschek' endorsed 'Feldpost' with s/r. PILSEN p/m. 'Vera Pifflova' - collaborator that was shot at the end of the war. She worked for the Gestapo. From 'Walter Brandstadter', QEQ 206'. Includes picture of Walter and his sweetheart. Opening edge fault. Ref: 316-091.


Price: £20.00
1940 cover + letter FRANCE to 'Stalag IX A, Germany. Standort Kommandantur le Creuset

1940 cover and letter from FRANCE to 'Stalag IX A, Germany with s/r. LE CREUSOT p/m. and s/r. German Standort Kommandantur / Le Creuset h/s. [Commanders office, Military Command. Le Creusot] Ref: 317-105.


Price: £9.00
1940 cover EGYPT to Australia. RFHMS m/c. PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s.

1940 cover from EGYPT (or SUDAN) to Australia with LONDON RFHMS m/c. and oval PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'Lieut. AG Morgan RNR'. Ref: 318-018.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover FRANCE to 'Caporal Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee

1940 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Caporal Victor Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee canton de Laucerne, Switzerland' with Censura militare label. [Battle of France: 10 May 1940 25 Jun 1940: 23rd Fortress Infantry Regiment - 23e Rgiment d'Infanterie de Forteresse (RIF) Unit was stationed in the Soufflenheim sub-sector and experienced bombardments beginning 14 May, with direct assault finally beginning 13 June.] Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities. Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 316-014.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover FRANCE to 'Mr Alexander, Oflag VIII D, Germany'. Tittmoning Castle

1940 POW cover from FRANCE to 'Mr Alexander, Oflag VIII D, Germany' [Tittmoning Castle] with d/r. Censor 8 h/s. Ref: 318-083.


Price: £6.00
1940 cover FRANCE to Switzerland. 'Camp militaire d'internment Rothenhausen'

1940 cover from FRANCE to Switzerland with s/r. TARN p/m. and d/r. 'Camp militaire d'internment Rothenhausen' h/s. Redirected to 'Hopital de Fraennfeld' with boxed censor h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Ref: 318-158.


Price: £20.00
1940 cover GB to 'Sqdn Ldr Pearce-Gervais, AUSTRALIA'. Unclaimed

1940 (May) cover from GB to 'Sqdn Ldr LWC Pearce-Gervais, AUSTRALIA' and redirected to RAAF, Richmond with d/r. POST OFFICE / RICHMOND AERODROME cachet. Also Unclaimed and RTS h/s. LONDON m/c. to rear [Oct. 1940] Ref: 317-120.


Price: £35.00
1940 cover New ZEALAND to India. PASSED CENSOR 3 MADURA h/s.

1940 cover from New ZEALAND to India with tri. PASSED CENSOR 3 MADURA h/s. and d/r. DELHI receipt p/m. Ref: 315-152.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover PALESTINE to GB 'Jacir House, Detention Bks, Bethlehem'

1940 Air Mail cover from PALESTINE to GB with s/r. JERUSALEM p/m. From 'A Wilson (B'C 1510) Jacir House, Detention Bks, Bethlehem'. - Jacir Palace was taken over by the British, who used it as a prison in the 1940's. Not censored. From Guard? Faults. Ref: 312-129.


Price: £35.00
1940 cover TRINADAD to USA. OPENED BY CENSOR h/s.

1940 cover from TRINADAD to USA with PORT OF SPAIN slogan m/c. and plain resealing label tied by s/l. OPENED BY CENSOR h/s. Also weak d/r. PASSED BY POSTAL CENSOR 11 h/s. to rear. Ref: 309-113.


Price: £9.00