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1941 Air Mail cover EGYPT to GB with 'OPENED BUT UNCENSORED' o/p. on label

1941 (30th. March) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to GB with blue/white Egyptian resealing label with red
overprint 'OPENED BUT UNCENSORED'. [Reference: Specimen on file DEFE 1/227 of the National Archives and signed by the Officer in Charge on 18 March 1941] Rare. Faults. Ref: 306-051


Price: £250.00
1941 Air Mail cover GB to 'DP Crane, c/o RN Office, Basra, IRAQ'

1941 (Nov) Air Mail cover GB to 'DP Crane, c/o RN Office, Basra, IRAQ' [Royal Navy] and returned with RFHMS m/c. and boxed UNCLAIMED / IN RN BARRACKS / PORTSMOUTH h/s. Also RE-DIRECTED LETTER / HMS 'Victory' h/s. with Sept. 1942 receipt p/m. to rear. NB: Faults. Ref: 309-116.


Price: £18.00
1941 Air Mail cover GB to USA. FPO 215 p/m. PC 90 OBE 4260 label

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from GB to USA [1s. 3d. RATE] endorsed 'North Atlantic' with d/r. FPO 215 p/m. and PC 90 OBE 4260 label. Ref: 310-083.


Price: £6.00
1941 Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB with Royal Navy tomb censor

1941 (8 April) Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB with d/r. MA'QIL p/m. and d/r. BASRA transit p/m. Also Royal Navy tomb censor to rear. [8th April] Naval. Ref: 308-138.


Price: £15.00
1941 Air Mail cover MALAYA to Australia. AUST FIELD PO No. 18 p/m.

1941 Air Mail cover from MALAYA to Australia with s/r. AUST FIELD PO No. 18 p/m. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR No. 297 h/s. From 'Pte. EH Hambly, HQ Coy.2/18 Batt., AIF, Malaya'. Ref: 310-121.


Price: £30.00
1941 Air Mail cover MALAYA to Australia. tri. PASSED FOR TRANMISSION 110

1941 (Nov) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to Australia. with tri. PASSED FOR TRANMISSION 110 h/s. and tied 2 OBC label. Opening edge nick. Ref: 308-084.


Price: £9.00
1941 Air Mail cover SENEGAL to France [2F. 50c. RATE] endorsed 'FM'

1941 Air Mail cover from SENEGAL to France [2F. 50c. RATE] endorsed 'FM' with d/r. DAKAR / SENEGAL p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Ex. Forces with Military cachet. Ref: 313-112.


Price: £25.00
1941 Air Mail cover SYRIA to Australia. AIF FPO No. 23 p/m.

1941 Air Mail cover from SYRIA to Australia with s/r. AIF FPO No. 23 p/m. and tri. PASSED BY CENSOR No. 2272. From 'HQ Coy Transport, 2/2/Batn'. Ref: 310-133.


Price: £12.00
1941 Air Mail Honour Envelope EGYPT to New Zealand. NZ FPO 1 p/m

1941 Air Mail Honour Envelope from EGYPT to New Zealand [40 Mills RATE] with s/r. NZ FPO 1 p/m. [NZ HQ Maade Camp] and boxed 356 censor h/s. Redirected to 'Ward I'. Opening tear. Ref: 311-113.


Price: £6.00
1941 Air Mail POW PC GERMANY to USA. Oflag VII C - Laufen Castle. 'Capt. EAF MacPherson'

1941 Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to USA with s/r. Oflag VII C h/s. - Laufen Castle. From (Ewen) 'Capt. EAF MacPherson' - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Also boxed Taxe Percue h/s. - Surcharge fee of '0.40 Rpf'. Ref: 313-003.


Price: £15.00
1941 airgraph GB to 'Group Detch Movement Control, CYPRUS, MEF'

1941 (Nov) airgraph from GB to 'Spr H Shields, 4th Docks. Group Detch Movement Control, CYPRUS, MEF' Ref: 309-139.


Price: £20.00
1941 British Official photograph 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'

1941 (Sept) British Official photograph A. 5793. 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'. The U-boat is forced to the surface by depth charges from HMT LADY SHIRLEY. [Sank German submarine U-111 south-west of Tenerife with depth charges. Lady Shirley had one crewmember killed and several injured in the battle. Of the U-boat crew of 52, eight were killed and 44 survived. This was the first time that POWs were captured from a U-boat. Reached GIBRALTAR with 44 German survivors rescued from the sea. HMT Lady Shirley was a fishing trawler requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 and converted for anti-submarine warfare duties] Full typed details to rear. 150 x 100 mm. Ref: 303-070.


Price: £25.00
1941 British Official photographs 'The Captain's Bedroom + Dining room on board a Tanker'

1941 small British Official photographs Nos. A. 5721 and A. 5734. 'The Captain's Bedroom and Dining room on board a Tanker'. Full typed details to rear. 100 x 75 mm. Ref: 302-071.


Price: £9.00
1941 circa. Ministry of Supply Photograph No. P. 54. 'Tank Production in full swing'

c.1941 Ministry of Supply Photograph No. P. 54. 'Tank Production in full swing'. Photo shows Running the track on a new Tank. Tank ref: 951/9/125 (111). Full typed details to rear. 200 x100 mm. Ref: 303-073.


Price: £8.00
1941 cover + letter AFRICA to Germany. Feldpost 05638

1941 cover and letter from AFRICA to Germany with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. From Feldpost 05638 - Machine Gun Battalion 2 in the 15th Panzer Division. Ref: 308-133.


Price: £10.00
1941 cover + letter GIBRALTAR to GB. WW1 censor h/s. British stamps

1941 (Feb) cover and letter from GIBRALTAR to GB, redirected [2 1/2d. RATE: British stamps] with d/r. LIVERPOOL p/m. and old WW1 censor mark - PASSED BY CENSOR No. 2378. Also d/r. ASSISTANT MILITARY SECRETARY / GIBRALTAR h/s. 6 page letter on Government House notepaper. Signed by 'Peter' RA Forbes' - 1940-41 A.D.C. to the Governor of Gibraltar, Sir Clive Liddell. Flap torn. Ref: 301-132.


Price: £60.00
1941 cover + letter PALESTINE to GB. FPO 121 p/m. EXAMINED label

1941 cover and letter from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO 121 p/m. and EXAMINED BY BASE CENSOR label tied by tri. 2 EXAMINED h/s. From 'RE Hutchings, 2nd Troop "C" Sqdn., Yorkshire Hussars, MEF'. Ref: 303-140.


Price: £9.00
1941 cover + letter POW South Africa to Italy with typed censor insert

1941 cover and letter from Italian POW in South Africa to Italy with typed censor insert: Lettere brevi e ben leggibili onde evitare un ritardo sicuro nella censura. [Short, well-readable letters to avoid a sure delay in the censorship] Also tied South African, German and Italian censors. Ref: 305-088.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover + letter RHODES to Italy. POSTA MILITARE 550 E

1941 cover and letter from RHODES to Italy with d/r. dumb p/m. and Verificato per censura label. Also boxed '3' h/s. From '10 Reggimento fantera "Regia", 1 Battaglione 2 Compagnia'. Ref: 301-095.


Price: £15.00
1941 cover + letter S. RHODESIA to 'Lieut PB Neave RAOC, MEF'. Reported Missing

1941 Air Mail cover and letter from Southern RHODESIA to 'Lieut PB Neave RAOC, MEF' with "Reported Missing ex. Crete" in mss. with Col. COME No. 4 Base Ordnance Workshops MEF h/s. NB: Creased and tear. Ref: 310-071.


Price: £30.00