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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 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: 320-107.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover and typed Bulletin No. 11 from VENEZUELA to GB. PC 90 OBE label

1941 (July) cover and 4 page typed Bulletin No. 11, dated 6th. July from VENEZUELA to GB with PC 90 OBE 5762 label. Excellent content based on Official telegrams. NB: Cover torn to rear. Ref: 310-088.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover ANGOLA to USA. Examined by Censor No..... label

1941 cover from ANGOLA to USA with d/r. MOSSAMEDES p/m. and tied Examined by Censor No..... label with tri. PASSED BY CENSOR 5 h/s. over [Northern Rhodesia] Corner missing. Ref: 314-097.


Price: £25.00
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 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 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 uprated ps PC East AFRICA to GB. EA APO 2 p/m. censor No. 400

1941 uprated Air Mail ps PC from East AFRICA to GB with d/r. EA / APO 2 p/m. and PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR / No. 400 h/s. From 'Pte. C (Cyril) Booker, EA L of C, No. 2 Coy, APS, East Africa Forces'. Postal stationary. Ref: 314-122.


Price: £25.00
1942 (Feb) PC KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s.

1942 (Feb) PC from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 359, East Africa Command'. [Burguret] Ref: 317-088.


Price: £25.00
1942 (March) PC East AFRICA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 002

1942 (March) PC from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 002 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 359, East Africa Command'. [Burguret] Ref: 315-120.


Price: £25.00
1942 (March) PC KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 365'

1942 (March) PC from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and weak boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 008 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 365, East Africa Command'. [Londiani] Ref: 317-089.


Price: £25.00
1942 Air Mail cover UK to Canada. FPO 539 p/m. PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from UK to 'HR Laughlan', Canada with d/r. FPO 539 p/m. and PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF logo to flap. [Flight Sergeant (Air Observer) LAUGHLAN, HARMON WENDELLYN. Service Number R/97538. Died 03/02/1943. 78 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of [HR] Henry Colin Laughlan] Ref: 321-017.


Price: £25.00
1942 circa cover FIJI to New ZEALAND. SERVICE CENSOR 30 h/s 'Air Force'

c.1942 cover from FIJI to New ZEALAND with s/r. NZEF FPO h/s. and tri. SERVICE CENSOR No. 30 h/s. From 'ACI Nicholls NZ 412986 - NZ Air Force. Edge tear. Ref: 310-151.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover GB to Canada. FPO 310 p/m. 'Pte. Cole RA, Canadian Army'. KIA

1942 (Dec) cover [embossed crest: VRI Canadian The Royal Regiment] from GB to Canada with d/r. FPO 310 p/m. From 'Pte. Cole RA, A Coy, 9 Plt., RCR Canadian Army'. KIA Oct. 1943. Among the first casualties after landing in Italy. A Company were involved in the capture of Motta-Montecorvino and met with heavy Machine gun fire. Ref 318-024.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover KENYA to 'Ireland'. OPENED BY CENSOR label. RELEASED BY CENSOR h/s.

1942 cover from KENYA to 'Ireland' [30 cent Air RATE] with d/r. EA APO 2 p/m. and tied OPENED BY CENSOR label. Also boxed bi-lingual RELEASED BY CENSOR h/s. East Africa. Worn edge. Ref: 311-038.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to Germany. Baviaanspoort Internment Camp

1942 cover from South AFRICA to Germany endorsed 'Postage Free'. From 'Baviaanspoort Internment Camp, c/o Salisbury House' with PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and oval PRETORIA INTERNERINGSKAMP / OFFICIEEL VRY h/s. under UC8 label. Also German s/r. 'Ab' censor h/s. Corner soil. Ref: 315-161.


Price: £25.00
1942 Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB. FPO 80 p/m. RAF censor

1942 Air Mail Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB [10d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 80 p/m. and RAF censor R10/511 h/s. [New recording] Also d/r. FPO 552 p/m. to rear. Folded. Ref: 318-117.


Price: £25.00
1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos.

1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] from South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos. All censored and one with d/r. Philippolis p/m. Ref: 312-100.


Price: £25.00
1943 'View Letter Card' KENYA to GB. EA APO 83 p/m. RAF censor R11/74 h/s.

1943 'View Letter Card' from KENYA to GB with d/r. EA APO 83 p/m. and RAF censor R11/74 h/s. - HQ 246 Wing, Mombasa. East Africa. Six pictures inside. Ref: 310-012.


Price: £25.00
1943 cover + letter LATVIA to Feldpost 26750 - Latvian Labour Service

1943 cover and letter from LATVIA to 'Feldpost 26 750' with d/r. VALMIERA / LATVIJA p/m. Reich Labour Service Detatchment 6/174. To Latvian in Labour service. Ref: 322-139.


Price: £25.00