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1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 138 - Bassingham, Kesteven

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW CAMP No. 138 Great Britain h/s. - The Rectory Camp, Bassingham, Kesteven. Also PASSED PW 7229 h/s. and d/r. POCENIA / UDINE receipt p/m. Ref: 310-105.


Price: £12.00
1945 printed PC [In aid of the children of France] GB to France. PASSED T.137 h/s.

1945 printed PC [In aid of the children of France] from GB to France with octagonal PASSED T.137 h/s. Pomes 'Sillon et sillage' by Eugenie Ravet. Price 4/-. Ref: 313-036.


Price: £12.00
1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin' and 'VE +3. DAY'

1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel endorsed to rear '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin. April 1946' [GATOW Tempest V's] and 'VE +3. DAY'. 170 x 120 mm. max. Ref: 311-020.


Price: £12.00
1939 (Aug) cover GB to 's/s British Chivalry' [Oil Tanker] redirected to Egypt

1939 (19th. Aug) cover from GB to 's/s British Chivalry' [British Oil Tanker] and redirected to Egypt with label. Also s/r. censor h/s. and s/r. PORT SAID receipt p/m. to rear. [28th. Aug.] Roughly opened. Ref: 318-008.


Price: £15.00
1939 Air Mail cover SIERRA LEONE to GB. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. 'Capt P Mead'

1939 Air Mail cover from SIERRA LEONE to GB [1s. 3d. RATE] endorsed 'via France' with part FREETOWN p/m. and s/l. PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Capt. P. Mead'. Ref: 312-015.


Price: £15.00
1939 cover 'Aviso "Ville D'Y's" to France. S/S "NORMANDIE" Havre-New York m/c.

1939 cover from 'Aviso "Ville D'Y's" to France with S/S "NORMANDIE" Havre-New York m/c. and La Marine Francaise Torppileur "ALGERIAN" label tied by d/r. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s. Ref: 308-024.


Price: £15.00
1939 PC FRANCE to 'Marseille'. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s.

1939 PC from FRANCE to 'Marseille' with DINARD m/c. and d/r. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s. French Air Force Base. Ref: 319-072.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 PPC 'Sir John Simon & Mayor of Pudsey - Commandant Coulon'

1939-45 unused real photo PPC of 'Sir John Simon & Mayor of Pudsey talking to Commandant Coulon in Palace Yard' with ANGLO-FRENCH AMBULANCE CORPS h/s. to rear. Ref: 312-111.


Price: £15.00
1940 'Red Shields Hut' cover GB to Australia. FPO 443 p/m. censor 2714 h/s.

1940 Salvation Army 'Red Shields Hut' cover from GB to Australia with d/r. FPO 443 p/m. and censor 2714 h/s. [18th. Australian Brigade Group, Salisbury Plain] Ref: 313-019.


Price: £15.00
1940 (June) cover CYPRUS to GB. PASSED CENSOR 18 CYPRUS h/s.

1940 (June) cover from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. LIMASSOL p/m. and d/r. PASSED CENSOR 18 CYPRUS h/s. Also '4 DEC. 1940' receipt h/s. [3 months transit] Ref: 319-093.


Price: £15.00
1940 circa. ps cover [1d. Green] AUSTRALIA. Australian Defence Canteens

c.1940 ps cover [1d. Green] AUSTRALIA with NSW m/c. Postal Stationery - Wartime printed 'AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CANTEENS' over map. Ref: 318-080.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover EGYPT to Australia. RFHMS m/c. PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s.

1940 cover from EGYPT (or SUDAN) to Australia with LONDON RFHMS m/c. and oval PASSED BY / 28 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'Lieut. AG Morgan RNR'. Ref: 318-018.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover New ZEALAND to India. PASSED CENSOR 3 MADURA h/s.

1940 cover from New ZEALAND to India with tri. PASSED CENSOR 3 MADURA h/s. and d/r. DELHI receipt p/m. Ref: 315-152.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover TUNISIA to 'Cote D'Ivoire'. censored. Depot D'Infanterie

1940 Air Mail cover from TUNISIA to 'Cote D'Ivoire' with s/r. LA GOULETE p/m. and censored. From '4th Campagnie, 10th RTS, Depot D'Infanterie, Colonial Tunis'. Soiled. Ref: 309-135.


Price: £15.00
1940 letters from MV "Dunedin Star" Merchant Marine on Convoy duty

1940 letters only from MV "Dunedin Star" - Merchant Marine on Convoy duty. 4 No. letters dated 31st. Jan, 6th. Feb. [Canary Isle] 10th. Feb. and 10th. April. mss .. "Write to .. Robert Ball, c/- Blue Star Line, GPO PO Box 104B, Brisbane, Queensland. Captain Owen". [MV Dunedin Star was a UK refrigerated cargo liner: On 31 Jan. 1940 left London for Brisbane again. She called at Las Palmas and Gladstone, Queensland, and reached Brisbane on 10 March. She began her return voyage six days later, and called at Albany, Western Australia, Fremantle, Cape Town and Las Palmas, reaching London on 3 May] From 'Kim Ball'. DUNEDIN STAR. Departure London, Jan 31, 1940 Convoy: Independent. Arrival: Las Palmas, Feb 7, 1940. Ref: 311-098.


Price: £15.00
1940 PC FRANCE to Switzerland. Jewish soldier at Depot 111

1940 PC from FRANCE to Switzerland with s/r. ANNECY / SAVOIE p/m. From Jewish soldier at Depot 111 writing to family. Ref: 322-145.


Price: £15.00
1940 Registered cover GB to USA. From 'Weiss, c/o Lady Mary Murray'. Refugee Intellectual

1940 Registered Air mail cover from GB to 'Kaufmann', USA with OXFORD p/m. From 'Weiss, c/o Lady Mary Murray' - Refugee Intellectual. Ref: 312-086.


Price: £15.00
1940 Telegram + envelope MALAYA with PARIT BUNTAR receipt p/m.

1940 (May) Telegram and envelope from Kallal, MALAYA with d/r. PARIT BUNTAR receipt p/m. [Kerian district, NW of Perak] Telegraphs Department. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 314-092.


Price: £15.00
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 (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