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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
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 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 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 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 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
1941 Registered cover SUMATRA to GB. MEDAN p/m. and two censor labels

1941 Registered cover from SUMATRA to GB with d/r. MEDAN p/m. and two censor labels: tied Door Censuuur Geopend label and PC 90 OBE 6226 label. Ref: 304-092.

Price: £15.00
1941 Telegram GB to 'Lieut. Leigh, 10th. Bn. Worcs. Regt.' N. Ireland

1941 GPO Greetings Telegram from GB to 'Lieut. Leigh, 10th. Bn. Worcs. Regt.' with s/r. COOKSTOWN / CO TYRONE receipt p/m. Northern Ireland. [In 1941 the 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment remained in N. Ireland in 61 Infantry Division as a Unit of 183 Infantry Brigade, moving in turn to Ashbrooke in Co. Fermanagh, Castlerock, and finally Londonderry] Ref: 312-136.

Price: £12.00
1941 Telegraph to 'Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia'. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 p/m.

1941 (July) Telegraph to 'Joachim Klukmuller, Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia' with weak s/r. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 ARGINTINA p/m. Graf Spee scuttled, 17 Dec. 1939 after Battle of the River Plate and crew interned on Island 'Martin Garcia'. Ref: 309-023.

Price: £200.00