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1941 cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' reused

1941 (April) cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' [ISLE of MULL, Inner Hebrides, Scotland] and reused with OHMS label tied by RFHMS m/c. [Over the four-and-a-half years he ran the school, 911 ships went through 1132 Anti-submarine training courses at HMS Western Isles, Tobermory, Isle of Mull] Ref: 313-076.


Price: £35.00
1941 cover TRINADAD to GB. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'

1941 cover from TRINADAD to GB with d/r. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. From '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'. Royal Naval Air Station. British West Indies. [749 Squadron - Observer Training Squadron, part of No.1 Observer School. Formed here on 01.01.41. Equipped with Supermarine Walrus, Grumman Goose, and Avro Anson] Corner missing. Ref: 314-004.


Price: £6.00
1941 cover USA to 'BARM, Washington'. US Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif.' h/s.

1941 (Nov) Air Mail cover from USA to 'BARM, Washington' with s/l. US Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif.' h/s. [BARM: Block Acceptance Reporting Mechanism] Ref: 314-032.


Price: £6.00
1941 cover USA to 'Cap. WW Kuhue, S.S.Excambion, American Export Line, Bermuda'

1941 (July) cover from USA to 'Cap. WW Kuhue, S.S.Excambion, American Export Line, Bermuda' with NEW YORK m/c. and BC1 OBE 292 label. [Jewish Refugee ship for Holocaust Survivors: the American Export Lines ship 'Excambion' left Lisbon for New York three times during 1941. Captain Kuhne commanded the Excambion when she was the American passenger liner to carry the last load of European refugees to safety in the United States] Ref: 317-075.


Price: £100.00
1941 cover VENEZUELA to Curacao. 'Internment Camp, Bonaire'. censored

1941 Air Mail cover from VENEZUELA to Curacao with tied POSTCENSUUR label. Addressed to German civilian in Dutch 'Internment Camp, Bonaire, Curazao. NWI'. NB: Senders name cut out. Ref: 313-146.


Price: £45.00
1941 cover ZANZIBAR to USA with KENYA OPENED BY CENSOR 341 label

1941 cover from ZANZIBAR to USA with poor d/r. ZANZIBAR p/m. and OPENED BY CENSOR 341 label tied by circ. MOMBASSA / KENYA transit p/m. Ref: 314-120.


Price: £30.00
1941 Honour Envelope EGYPT to GB. FPO 173 p/m. 10 Mills Letter Rate

1941 (April) Honour Envelope from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO 173 p/m. and censor 347 h/s. [10 Mills Letter Rate: Scarce] Ref: 312-131.


Price: £10.00
1941 Honour Envelope PALESTINE to '31st. Tank Bde'. FPO 171 p/m.

1941 (Sept) Honour Envelope from PALESTINE to 'S/Cdr. J Doody. RAOC, 31st. Tank Bde, Home Forces' with d/r. FPO 171 p/m. and tri. censor 2190 h/s. Ref: 311-145.


Price: £9.00
1941 Honour Envelope [Urdu] MIDDLE EAST to GB. FPO p/m. censor 2722 h/s.

1941 Air Mail Honour Envelope [Urdu] from the MIDDLE EAST to GB [10d. RATE] with d/r. FPO p/m. and tri. censor 2722 h/s. Faults. Ref: 309-085.


Price: £10.00
1941 letters ss "Norman Prince" at Trinidad, British Guiana and St. Christopher BWI

1941 (March-Dec) letters only [6 No.] from ss "Norman Prince" at Trinidad, British Guiana and St. Christopher BWI. Merchant Marine on Convoy duty. mss .. "address c/o Harries, Curtis Campbell, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana". [29 May 1942 German submarine U-156 sank Norman Prince [British Steam merchant] 60 miles west of Saint Lucia. Caribbean. Master: William Richards Harries. Merchant Navy] Also 1943 letter from 'Rob Ball' at Port of Spain, Trinidad'. [9 No. total] Ref: 311-101.


Price: £20.00
1941 OHMS cover INDIA to 'Cochin'. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. 'SERVICE' o/p.

1941 OHMS cover from INDIA to 'Cochin' with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. and 'SERVICE' o/p. to adhesive. Also oval NAVAL OFFICER-IN-CHARGE / COCHIN h/s. [The origin of the Naval Base: 31 Aug 1939 a small naval contingent was placed in Cochin under a Royal Indian Navy officer who assumed the duties of Naval Officer-in-Charge, Cochin. The contingent was tasked to cater to the requirements of Local Naval Defense, running a Port Wireless Signal Station and an Examination Service] Ref: 306-068.


Price: £15.00
1941 PC EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta'

1941 PC from EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta, Italian Internees Camp Fayed, No. 7 24'. Prisoner of War. Ref: 315-088.


Price: £15.00
1941 PC GERMANY to POW, Camp 321 Middle East redirected to Canada and Australia

1941 PC from GERMANY to POW 'Wilhelm Schell', Camp 321 Middle East and redirected to Canada and Australia. Circ. German censor and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 164 h/s. Also BASE APO / CANADA m/c. and s/r. CANADA INT. OP / 26 CENSORED h/s to rear with diamond 3 PASSED BY CENSOR 273 h/s. of Australia. NB: Filing holes. Ref: 314-039.


Price: £30.00
1941 POW 'Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. 2. Blackshirt Division 28 Ottobre (Italy)

1941 (Feb) POW 'Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with circ. censor h/s's. From 'Michele Zarro, Cap Maggiore, Unit II, "28 OTTOBRE" - 2. Blackshirt Division, 28 Ottobre (Italy) A new 2. Blackshirt Division 28 Ottobre was formed in 1939 and was sent to Libya in the summer of 1940. It took part in the invasion of Egypt and was destroyed at Bardia in January 1941. Ref: 316-094.


Price: £25.00
1941 POW 'Casualties' card. Italian soldier captured 'Bardia 5.1.41' LIBYA.

1941 POW 'Casualties' card. Italian soldier captured 'Bardia 5.1.41' LIBYA. The Battle of Bardia was fought over three days between 3 and 5 Jan. 1941, as part of Operation Compass, the first military operation of the Western Desert Campaign of WW2. Internment: 'Quassassin'. Regarding 'Augusto BARTOLINI, Unit: Com. 30th. Settore GAF'. Repatriated to Italy Jan. 1947. Edge tear. Ref: 315-113.


Price: £20.00
1941 POW l/s. Middle East to Italy. P/W MIDDLE EAST 075 h/s. 'POW Camp 326'

1941 POW l/s. from the Middle East to Italy with boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 075 h/s. From 'POW Camp 326' [Naples?] Ref: 315-087.


Price: £9.00
1941 POW PC from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 8 P.W. Camp

1941 POW PC from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 8 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Ref: 314-064.


Price: £7.00
1941 POW PC PALESTINE to Red Cross, Switzerland. Italian POW Camp N7

1941 (Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from PALESTINE to Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Gino Canella, Artigliere. IV Div. 10 Batteria 20 Reg.' in Italian POW Camp N7. [Italian Artillery captured in North Africa] Ref: 316-130.


Price: £50.00
1941 PPC EGYPT to GB with EPP 4 p/m. RAF censor R9/40 h/s.

1941 (Nov. 14th) PPC from EGYPT to GB with circ. EPP 4 p/m. and RAF censor R9/40 h/s. From 'AC/ Popplewell, 148 Squad. RAF, Egypt'. Operating 'Vickers Wellington' an active bomber squadron. In March 1941 it moved to Kabrit in Egypt. From here it supported the 8th Army during its battles for control of the North African Desert, operating from a number of desert landing grounds. [Recorded: 15/11/41 to 28/1/42. 148 Sqn. at RAF Kabrit] Ref: 314-133.


Price: £9.00
1941 Registered cover AFGHANISTAN to USA censored

1941 Registered cover from AFGHANISTAN to USA with d/r. KABOUL p/m. and OPENED BY CENSOR label tied by tri. PASSED BY CENSOR H 2 h/s. Peshawar. 3 months transit. Ref: 305-106.


Price: £20.00