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1940 covers FRANCE to Switzerland with HYERES p/m. canc. 2f50 Exposition adhesive

1940 covers from FRANCE to Switzerland with HYERES slogan p/m. canc. 2f50 Exposition International New York 1939 adhesives. Folded. Ref: 314-043.

Price: £6.00
1940 Feldpost cover 'SS Deutschland' with Churchill label to rear

1940 Feldpost cover from 'SS Deutschland' with MUNCHEN m/c. and Churchill label to rear. From 'Pz. Abw. (E) SS D. Munich'. [Churchill as First Lord of Admiralty inspecting the British Navy wearing a divers suit] German Naval. Corner missing. Ref: 310-153.

Price: £45.00
1940 Feldpost cover to 'Robert Oljnik, L 29672' KNIGHTS CROSS recipient

1940 (20th June) Feldpost cover to 'Robert Oljnik, L 29672' - KNIGHTS CROSS recipient 27.7.41. Feldpost L29672 = 2nd Group, Fighter Wing 3. Located Hopsten, Rheine for French Campaign under Air Fleet 2. [France surrended 21st June 1940] This unit consisted of Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter planes. Ref: 311-131.

Price: £30.00
1940 letters from MV "Dunedin Star" Merchant Marine on Convoy duty

1940 letters only from MV "Dunedin Star" - Merchant Marine on Convoy duty. 4 No. letters dated 31st. Jan, 6th. Feb. [Canary Isle] 10th. Feb. and 10th. April. mss .. "Write to .. Robert Ball, c/- Blue Star Line, GPO PO Box 104B, Brisbane, Queensland. Captain Owen". [MV Dunedin Star was a UK refrigerated cargo liner: On 31 Jan. 1940 left London for Brisbane again. She called at Las Palmas and Gladstone, Queensland, and reached Brisbane on 10 March. She began her return voyage six days later, and called at Albany, Western Australia, Fremantle, Cape Town and Las Palmas, reaching London on 3 May] From 'Kim Ball'. DUNEDIN STAR. Departure London, Jan 31, 1940 Convoy: Independent. Arrival: Las Palmas, Feb 7, 1940. Ref: 311-098.

Price: £15.00
1940 OHMS cover CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB. RAF censor R1/88 h/s.

1940 (26th. Aug) Air Mail OHMS cover from CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB with s/r. CHINA BAY p/m. and RAF censor R1/88 h/s. - is known from RAF China Bay in Ceylon between 9/10/39 to 2/7/40. Ref: 305-128.

Price: £60.00
1940 PC FRANCE to Switzerland. Jewish soldier at Depot 111

1940 PC from FRANCE to Switzerland with s/r. ANNECY / SAVOIE p/m. From Jewish soldier at Depot 111 writing to family. Ref: 305-121.

Price: £15.00
1940 POW l/s. and reply part FRANCE to Germany. Front Stalag 134 to Stalag IX A

1940 (Nov) POW l/s. and reply part from FRANCE to Germany with oval Camp censor h/s. From Front Stalag 134 to Stalag IX A. [Frontstalag 134 in Saint-Brieuc , Ctes-du-Nord. Nazi Germany contained the Black and Maghreb prisoners of war of the French Army in the occupied French zone, as quickly as possible for fear of tropical diseases or damage to the "purity of Aryan blood"] Folded. Ref: 302-007.

Price: £25.00
1940 POW PC FRANCE to Stalag IX A, Germany. s/r. FELDPOST p/m. Camp censor

1940 POW PC from FRANCE to Stalag IX A, Germany with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. and Camp censor h/s. NB: Heavy folds. Ref: 302-036.

Price: £6.00
1940 PPC NETHERLANDS to Rotterdam. LOOSDUINEN p/m. Womens Auxillery Corps

1940 PPC from the NETHERLANDS to Rotterdam endorsed 'Militair' with d/r. LOOSDUINEN p/m. and circ. Women's Auxillery Corps / VROOWEN HULP KORPS h/s. [The (Voluntary) Women's Aid Corps (VVHK), better known as VHK, was the women's department within the Royal Netherlands Army of the Dutch armed forces] Ref: 313-067.

Price: £15.00
1940 PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c.

1940 (Nov) PPC to 'HMS Menestheus, c/o GPO London' with GREENWICH m/c. [HMS Menestheus - Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class. Commissioned 22 Jun 1940.She joined the 1st Minelaying Squadron based at Kyle of Lochalsh (port ZA) laying mines for the WW2 Northern Barrage] Ref: 307-099.

Price: £12.00
1940 ps PC ITALY to 'Misto 18 Comy Telegrafists, Posta Militare No. 56'

1940 ps PC from ITALY to 'Misto 18 Comy Telegrafists, Posta Militare No. 56' with boxed CENSURE h/s. Also 1941 Registered cover from LECCE to Red Cross, Switzerland. Ref: 314-046.

Price: £7.00
1940 Registered cover GB to USA. From 'Weiss, c/o Lady Mary Murray'. Refugee Intellectual

1940 Registered Air mail cover from GB to 'Kaufmann', USA with OXFORD p/m. From 'Weiss, c/o Lady Mary Murray' - Refugee Intellectual. Ref: 312-086.

Price: £15.00
1940 Registered cover MAURITIUS to GB oval PASSED BY CENSOR

1940 Registered cover from MAURITIUS to GB with s/r. PORT LOUIS CENTRE p/m. and oval PASSED BY CENSOR / MAURITIUS h/s. Ref: 302-079.

Price: £20.00
1940 Report from 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW

1940 (April) typed 8 page Report by Lieut. AW Motts RNR of 'HMS Queen of Bermuda' re: William Becker German POW taken off Spanish ship El 'Cuidad De Sevilla'. Real name is 'Willi Mertes'. Includes details of German vessels given by POW of ships at Las Palmas and Tenerife. [Passenger ship Queen of Bermuda requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Nov. 39 - March 42: South Atlantic Station: on patrol to Montevideo arriving 11 April 1940] Spy. Faults. Ref: 314-140.

Price: £35.00
1940 Telegram + envelope MALAYA with PARIT BUNTAR receipt p/m.

1940 (May) Telegram and envelope from Kallal, MALAYA with d/r. PARIT BUNTAR receipt p/m. [Kerian district, NW of Perak] Telegraphs Department. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 314-092.

Price: £15.00
1940 unused 'Blue Star Line' cover + letters AUSTRALIA. 'Kim Ball' Merchant Marine

1940 unused 'Blue Star Line' cover and 3 letters from AUSTRALIA: Brisbane, Melborne, Perth and Albany. Refers to The IMRC Radio Transmitter and "letters to the following we may call there on the way back: 32 St Georges Street, Cape Town. c/- Compania Carbonera de Las Palmas, PO Box 106, Las Palmas, Canary Isle". 'Kim Ball' Merchant Marine - on Convoy duty. NB: Envelope torn. Ref: 310-097.

Price: £6.00
1940-41 cover 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' PAID m/c. tri. censor 2477

1940-41 cover with crest to flap. - 'Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport' to flap and PAID m/c. Also tri. censor 2477 h/s. Ref: 309-089.

Price: £12.00
1940-41 letters [11 No.] SCOTLAND. 'HMS Nelson', 'Bute', 'Gourock', 'Dunoon'

1940-41 letters only [11 No.] from SCOTLAND incl. 'HMS Nelson', 'Island of Bute, Near Rothesay', 'Gourock', 'Aberdeen', 'Sandbank' and 'Dunoon'. Also small photo and cover with OBAN m/c. mss .. "ss Chloris, c/o Port Bannaiyne Post Office, Island of Bute". Includes pencil drawing of ship. From 'Kim Ball'. Merchant Marine. Ref: 311-099.

Price: £20.00
1940-43 Air Mail cover LIBYA to Italy. COMANDO MARINE p/m. 'Tripoli' FI censor label

1940-43 Air Mail cover from LIBYA to Italy with d/r. COMANDO MARINE p/m. and tied FI censor label [Verificato per censura] to rear. From 'Tripoli'. Faults. Ref: 304-056.

Price: £15.00
1941 'OFFICIAL FREE' cover South AFRICA to Cape Town. APO-U-MPK 20 p/m.

1941 'OFFICIAL FREE' cover from South AFRICA to Cape Town with d/r. APO-U-MPK 20 p/m. From 'Cpl. D. Nezar, A Coy'. Ref: 305-064.

Price: £6.00