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1941 cover BERMUDA to '"X" Coy 2nd KSLI, British Forces, Curacao, NWI'

1941 (Oct) Air Mail cover from BERMUDA to 'Pte AR Green, "X" Coy 2nd KSLI, British Forces, Curacao, NWI' with BC1 OBE 271 label and circ. GEZIEN / CURACAO / CENSUUR h/s. Also d/r. WILLEMSTAD receipt p/m. and BERMUDA label to rear. Aruba and Curacao had large oil refineries. With the outbreak of WW2, the strategic importance of the refineries increased markedly; they provided a high percentage of the petroleum needs of Great Britain. Ref: 311-157.


Price: £85.00
1941 cover Brit. SOMAILILAND to GB. EA APO 71 p/m. censor 382 h/s.

1941 cover Brit. SOMAILILAND to GB with d/r. EA APO 71 p/m. and boxed bi-lingual Passed By Censor / MFF No 382 UDF h/s. [Daynes SA 101]. Located Berbera [BRITISH-SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES] Ref: 311-154.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover BURMA to GB. MINGALAD(ON) (CA)NTT p/m. 'Gloster Regt, Burma'

1941 cover from BURMA to GB with d/r. MINGALAD(ON) (CA)NTT p/m. From 'Pte. Rook, Gloster Regt, Burma'. [2As 6Ps adhesive with 'BURMA' o/p.] When the Japanese invaded Burma at the beginning of the 1942 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment was guarding the approaches to the capital, road, riverine and at Mingaladon airfield. Ref: 315-103.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover CEYLON to GB. RFHMS m/c. boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / COLOMBO h/s

1941 cover from CEYLON to GB with RFHMS m/c. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / HM NAVAL OFFICE, COLOMBO h/s. Ref: 306-022.


Price: £12.00
1941 cover EGYPT to Australia. Message from 'Gavin Long' War journalist

1941 Long Air Mail cover from EGYPT to Australia with s/r. ARMY PO / AM1 p/m. and boxed censor h/s. Self censored by 'Guy Harriott'. On rear pencil message signed by 'Gavin Long' War journalist that "he must have left it here at least two months ago". [Gavin Merrick Long OBE (31 May 1901 – 10 October 1968) was an Australian journalist and military historian. He was the general editor of the official history series Australia in the War of 1939–1945] 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. Mr. Slessor writes: 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. Ref: 313-150.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover FRANCE to Sweden. FELDPOST p/m. Fp. 26123 H censored

1941 cover from FRANCE to Sweden with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. and tied Geoffnet label to rear. From 'Matrose Walter Buckner, Fp. 26123 H - Allocated to the Harbour Commander, CAEN, France. Mail to Sweden is very scarce. Ref: 308-130.


Price: £80.00
1941 cover GB to '1st Fortress Coy RE, GIBRALTAR' and redirected

1941 Air Mail cover from GB to 'Sergt. Morris, Royal Engineers, 1st Fortress Coy RE, GIBRALTAR' and redirected back to UK. Endorsed 'Sgt. W Morris, 142 OCTU, Aldershot' [Officer Cadets Training Unit ] on OHMS Label to rear. Also PC 90 OBE 762 label. Folded. Ref: 315-138.


Price: £9.00
1941 cover GB to '25 Broadway, New York, USA' UNDERCOVER Address

1941 cover from GB to 'American Export Lines, 25 Broadway, New York, USA' - UNDERCOVER Address for Merchant Navy of Occupied Europe. PC 90 OBE 5726 label. Ref: 311-151.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover GB to 'Aldershot Camp, Nova Scotia, Canada' redirected

1941 cover GB to 'Sigmn. F Clow, Aldershot Camp, Nova Scotia, Canada' and redirected to 'APO#1000' with s/r. (ALDER)SHOT MPO 601 p/m. to rear. Also s/r. ARMY / POST OFFICE p/m. to rear. Ref: 304-096.


Price: £12.00
1941 cover GB to 'Capitaine CDG Deloste, Cercle Militaire, France' redirected to '24th RAB'

1941 cover from GB to 'Capitaine CDG Deloste, Cercle Militaire, France' redirected to '24th RAB, Agen' with PC 90 OBE 2330 label tied by AGEN m/c. From 'Envoi de G.M. Duke, Peruvian Consulate, Liverpool'. Also PC From 'Liverpool to Commandant Deloste, France' with PASSED P. 273 h/s. Ref: 306-047.


Price: £20.00
1941 cover GB to 'Gunner Ashley, Yorkshire' redirected to Gambia

1941 cover from GB to 'Gunner Ashley, A Section, 313 HAA Battery RA, Yorkshire' and redirected to "Y" List, Woolwich and then Gambia with d/r. FPO 109 p/m. to rear. West Africa. Faults. Ref: 317-147.


Price: £15.00
1941 cover GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. PASSED CENSOR 28 GIB. h/s.

1941 (July) Air Mail cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and tri. PASSED CENSOR 28 GIB. h/s. [Type F1: Military Censor] Ref: 316-100.


Price: £20.00
1941 cover KENYA to 'Nairobi'. APS EAF p/m. censor No. 41 h/s. 3 KAR crest

1941 (Jan) cover from KENYA to 'Nairobi' and redirected with d/r. APS EAF p/m. and PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR No. 41 h/s. Also '3 KAR' [The King's African Rifles] crest to flap with KINANGOP, NAIVASHA and NANYUKI p/m's to rear. Self censored by 'IW Gale Davies'. East Africa. Ref: 317-111.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover KENYA to Australia. EA APO 2 p/m. RAF censor R9/241 h/s.

1941 (Oct) Air Mail cover from KENYA to Australia with d/r. EA APO 2 p/m. and RAF censor R9/241 h/s. - RAF Nakuku. [Dates Recorded: 17/10/41 to 14/2/42] Also tied 3 ObC label. From 'E Kemp'. Royal Air Force. NB: Folded. Ref: 315-132.


Price: £15.00
1941 cover MALAYA to GB. SINGAPORE p/m. RAF censor R8/31 h/s.

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB [55 cent RATE] with d/r. SINGAPORE p/m. and RAF censor R8/31 h/s. Civilain postmark. From 'PA Sowman. F/Lt'. [Dates Recorded: 10/1/41 to 4/1/42. RAF Seletar - two covers recorded] Ref: 301-112.


Price: £20.00
1941 cover SOMALIA to Tanganyika. EA APO 2 p/m. censor 650

1941 (Aug) cover from Italian SOMALIA to Tanganyika [East Africa] with d/r. EA APO 2 p/m. and boxed censor No. 650 / EA FORCES h/s. Endorsed "Capt. RJ Harvey, OETA, c/o DC PO, It. Somaliland". Also d/r. MUFINDI p/m. to rear. [OETA: Occupied Enemy Territory Administration] Ref: 306-111.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1941 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP / ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 662/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Also d/r. KEETMANSHOOP receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-157.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover SWITZERLAND to GB. 'A. Przeworski' - Polish Pilot interned at Thurgau

1941 Air Mail cover from SWITZERLAND to 'Thomas Glinski, Ambasade de Pologne', GB with d/r. THURGAU p/m. Also PC 90 OBE 1331 label and Geoffnet - Militar Zensur label to rear. From 'Plt. A. Przeworski' - Polish Pilot interned at Thurgau. Folded. Ref: 314-027.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover THAILAND to JAVA. Malaya censored

1941 cover from THAILAND to JAVA with d/r. BANGKOK p/m. canc. 15s adhesive and unframed PASSED / FOR / TRANMISSION h/s. - Malaya censor. Ref: 311-164.


Price: £60.00
1941 cover THAILAND to USA. BANGKOK p/m. Australia censor label

1941 Air Mail cover from THAILAND to USA with circ. BANGKOK p/m. and tied OBC 2 dot Australia censor label. [Smith 2.3 at Sydney] Also CALIFORNIA CLIPPER h/s. and 10mm. s/r. '1' censor h/s. Ref: 311-156.


Price: £100.00