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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
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: 319-077.


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. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy

1941 (15th. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy via Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Italian POW Camp, Egypt'. Ref: 317-102.


Price: £9.00
1941 (19th. June) Air Mail Honour Envelope from EGYPT to Australia [9d. RATE]

1941 (19th. June) Air Mail Honour Envelope from EGYPT to Australia [9d. RATE] with d/r. FPO E.609 p/m.
and tri. censor 1762 h/s. From 'C Donaldson'. Roughly opened. Ref: 315-080.


Price: £15.00
1941 (1st. May) cover IRELAND to USA. 25th Anniversary of Easter Rising

1941 (1st. May) cover from IRELAND to USA with SP1 OBC label. 2d orange used on cover for 25th Anniversary of Easter Rising (1916) NB: Torn. Ref: 318-059.


Price: £6.00
1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA 49 h/s.

1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 49 h/s. From 'Antonio Maiorani, aunit: Divisione Cizene. Camp N3, Egypt. Also d/r. MORRO D'ORO recept p/m. Ref: 317-081.


Price: £10.00
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) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA h/s. Camp N3

1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 106 h/s. From 'Stefano Mariani, Sergente Maggiore. Unit: 4th. Controaerei. Camp N3, Egypt. Ref: 317-080.


Price: £10.00
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) cover ICELAND to GB. FPO 304 p/m. tri. censor No. 2073 h/s.

1941 (Jan) cover from ICELAND to GB with d/r. FPO 304 p/m. and tri. censor No. 2073 h/s. Located: Akureyri. Ref: 317-063.


Price: £20.00
1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'

1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'. Ref: No. A. 4599 with Imerial War Museum. [Guardian served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942] 135 x 70 mm. NB: No details to rear. Ref: 316-096.


Price: £6.00
1941 (May) Air Mail cover IRAQ to Australia. Guy Harriott, War Correspondent

1941 (May) Air Mail cover IRAQ to Australia with circ. BASRAH p/m. and tied censor label. From Guy Harriott, War Correspondent to his wife. Sent by 'KLM Royal Dutch Air Lines'. NB: Adhesives damaged and repaired. Ref: 316-136.

'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: £15.00
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
1941 (Sept) cover MALAYA to Australia. FPO SP 501 p/m. RAF censor R8/74 h/s.

1941 (Sept) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to Australia with d/r. FPO SP 501 p/m. and RAF censor R8/74 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 6/1/41 to 22/11/41] Ref: 314-009.


Price: £25.00