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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
1941 'Postage Free' cover USA to 'Internment Camp No. 23, Liverpool' censored

1941 (6th. Oct) 'Postage Free' cover from USA to 'Spiegel Von Stoopnagel, Internment Camp No. 23, Liverpool' with CHICAGO m/c. and PC 90 OBE label. Also in mss. "Not 24" and oval H.O (B3.) / Information Bureau h/s. (28th. Nov.) with RETURN TO SENDER h/s. NEW YORK m/c. to rear (12th. March 1942) [Camp 23: Warner's Holiday Camp, SEATON, Devon. Internees housed there as a result of Churchill's 'collar the lot' order to detain enemy aliens. Mail was forwarded to Liverpool for censorship] Ref: 302-013.


Price: £85.00
1941 'Printed Matter' cover TANGANYIKA to Switzerland. NDANDA p/m.

1941 'Printed Matter' cover from TANGANYIKA to Switzerland endorsed 'via Lissabon' with d/r. NDANDA p/m. canc. 1d. South Africa adhesive with '5c Kenya Tanganyika Uganda' o/p. Also boxed PASSED BY CENSOR No. 5 h/s. East Africa. NB: Folded. Ref: 306-116.


Price: £12.00
1941 (15th. March) Registered cover GB to Greece. NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER

1941 (15th. March) Registered cover from GB to Greece [6d. RATE] with boxed NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER h/s. and PC 90 OBE label under Egyptian censor label. Routed via Egypt due to direct European overland passage not being possible. Also part oval receipt p/m. 29th. Oct. 1941 to rear. Ref: 304-083.


Price: £60.00
1941 (29th. Aug) cover GIBRALTAR to GB. Naval 'By Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s

1941 (29th. Aug) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with boxed Naval 'By Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s. - Daynes PP5a [Used 3rd Aug 41 until 5th Oct 41] Also RFHMS m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Ref: 312-135.


Price: £25.00
1941 (April) cover GIBRALTAR to GB. Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s.

1941 (21st. April) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with boxed Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s. - Daynes PP5b [Used 10th. April to 7th. July] Also RFHMS m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Ref: 312-134.


Price: £25.00
1941 (April) cover GREECE to Egypt. FPO 193 p/m. censored. datestamp lost

1941 (April) cover from GREECE to Egypt with d/r. FPO 193 p/m. and censored. Datestamp lost Athens, Greece (10th. April 1941) Also CAIRO m/c. to rear 8th. April 1941. Ref: 310-077.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Aug) Air Mail cover TANGIER to GB. [4d. RATE] PC 90 OBE 1466 label

1941 (Aug) Air Mail cover from TANGIER to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. BRITISH POST OFFICE ? TANGIER p/m. and PC 90 OBE 1466 label. Ref: 307-082.


Price: £9.00
1941 (Aug) Air Mail Honour Envelope EGYPT to India. Indian FPO 19 p/m. censored

1941 (Aug) Air Mail Honour Envelope from EGYPT to India with d/r. Indian FPO 19 p/m. and censored. Writing to rear. Ref: 314-038.


Price: £7.00
1941 (Aug) RUSSIA Official photograph 'Soviet Gunners are ready'. No. RUS.244

1941 (Aug) RUSSIA Official photograph 'Soviet Gunners are ready'. No. RUS.244. Typed details to rear. 200 x 150 mm. Ref: 312-103.


Price: £6.00
1941 (Feb) Air Mail cover INDIA to GB. 'Via Durban' Horseshoe Route

1941 (Feb) Air Mail cover from INDIA to GB [14 Anna RATE] with boxed NOT OPENED BY / CENSOR h/s. and 'Via Durban' h/s. using Horseshoe Route. Ref: 303-147.


Price: £9.00
1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover + letter ADEN to GB. RAF censor R9/35 h/s. '203 Squadron'

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover and letter from ADEN to GB [14 Anna RATE] with d/r. KHORMAKSAR p/m. and RAF censor R9/35 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 25/3/41 to 21/10/41] From '203 Squadron, Aden. 31st. Dec. 1940' - using Short Singapore III Flying boats. Ref: 307-074.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover GREECE to GB endorsed 'Via Egypt' censored

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from GREECE to GB and endorsed 'Via Egypt'. Censored. in Greece and Egypt with 3rd. April 1941 receipt mark. [Over 2 months transit] Ref: 304-106.


Price: £10.00
1941 (July) cover ADEN to 'OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' RAF censor R9/90 h/s.

1941 (31st. July) 'OHMS' cover from ADEN to 'Major T.R. Ronsford, OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' with RAF censor R9/90 h/s. [Recorded use: 23/07/41 to Oct 41] Ref: 305-075.


Price: £25.00
1941 (July) cover SCOTLAND to 'c/o GPO London, ORP "Kujawiak". Polish Navy

1941 (July) cover SCOTLAND to 'George Mieszkowski, c/o GPO London, ORP "Kujawiak" of the Polish Navy Was a British Type II Hunt-class destroyer escort, formerly named HMS OAKLEY. Commissioned: June 1941. 18 June 1941 came under attack by German aircraft whilst on passage from Tyne to Scapa Flow to work-up for operational service with ships of Home Fleet. Fire from the aircraft hit the 4-inch ready-use ammunition which exploded causing one fatal casualty. 9 July 1941 escorted aircraft carrier Victorious. 25 July 1941 she joined the 15th Destroyer Flotilla based at Plymouth for local convoy escort and patrol duties. 16 June 1942, Sunk by mine near Malta. Ref: 309-148.


Price: £45.00
1941 (June) cover FRANCE to GB endorsed 'Via Lisbonne (Portugal)'

1941 (3rd. June) cover from FRANCE to GB endorsed 'Via Lisbonne (Portugal)' with d/r. AVEYRON p/m. [Southern France] and tied Controle label. Also PC 90 OBE 1929 label. Ref: 304-108.


Price: £12.00
1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland from Italian Submarine "Anfititre"

1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland and censored. From sailor previously on Italian Submarine "Anfititre". RN destroyer Greyhound sank the Italian submarine Anfitrite on 6th. March 1941 east of Crete, as she attempted to attack Convoy GA.8 which was carrying British troops to Greece. The Anfitrite, (590 tons) was completed in 1933 and normally carries a complement of 41. Ref: 303-079.


Price: £65.00
1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Greenock to Gibraltar

1941 (May) real photo PPC 'HMS ARGUS'. Notes to rear regarding journey from Greenock to Gibraltar - March to May. [HMS Argus, British aircraft carrier that served in the Royal Navy. In March 1941, the carrier loaded a dozen Hurricane IIs and three Skuas and delivered them to Gibraltar on 29 March, She returned to the UK on 11 April and loaded six replacement Swordfish as well as six Swordfish of 812 Squadron for self-defence. After a brief refit, Argus sailed on 14 April for Gibraltar to transfer the replacements to Ark Royal. She arrived on 24 April and began a two-week refit after the aircraft were transferred. The ship was back in the UK, loading another batch of Hurricanes bound for Gibraltar. Three Fulmars of 800X Squadron were also embarked to protect the ship against the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condors that patrolled the Bay of Biscay and the Eastern Atlantic. The carrier arrived on 31 May and disembarked all her aircraft, including 800X Squadron. On her return to the UK she began a refit] Ref: 311-105.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Nov) Air Mail Honour envelope SUDAN to India with Indian FPO 12 p/m.

1941 (Nov) Air Mail Honour envelope from SUDAN to India with circ. Indian FPO 12 p/m. and tri. censor 2873 h/s. From 'Wright' with d/r. MAZGOAN receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 314-037.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Nov) cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m

1941 (Nov) cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with AMERICAN FORCES APO 0801-A p/m. and s/r. Passed by Naval Censor h/s. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-086.


Price: £15.00