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1942 cover ALGERIA to GB. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. British Airman POW

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and circ. Camp cachet h/s. Also PC 90 OBE 3001 label. From 'Sgt. Marshall Hardy, Camp des Internes Britanniques' - British Airman. [Aircrew from 202 Squadron: Shot down by two Vichy French Curtiss fighters 40 miles off Casablanca. Survived for 5 hours and picked up by submarine. POW from Sept. 1940 to Nov. 1942] The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. Faults. Ref: 313-085.


Price: £100.00
1942 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon' redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks'

1942 Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon, RAF Rinslip' and redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks' with redirection p/m's to rear. NB: Faults. Ref: 317-024.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia'

1942 (Aug) cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia, AFRICA' and redirected to UK with d/r. S. RHODESIA transit p/m. Also d/r. RAAF BASE PO No. 4 / ENGLAND receipt p/m. [Sgt Vincent Patrick Daly a survivor, flew Spitfire P8276. On 16th. Jan. 1943 while returning from an unsuccessful search for a British Motor Torpedo Boat reported to be under attack by several German gunboats, the squadron encountered bad weather and heavy fog. Three aircraft, Vin's and those of two Canadian Pilots, crashed into the snow-covered mountains near the England-Scotland border. Vin survived the landing and after two days, during part of which he dragged one of the Canadians along with him before realising the man was dead, was found by a shepherd and his dog searching for lost sheep. His nose was crushed, his mouth torn and his feet severly frostbitten. After some time in Larpent hospital, Scotland, he was sent to Hoylake where he became a member of the Guinea Pig Club, as plastic surgery patients of Sir Reginald McIndoe were known] Faults. Ref: 319-028.


Price: £45.00
1942 cover BRAZIL to Switzerland. OBE 4969 IE/- transit label Trinidad

1942 cover from BRAZIL to Switzerland with OBE 4969 IE/- transit label Trinidad and tied German Geoffnet label. Ref: 319-154


Price: £15.00
1942 cover CANADA to 'RAF Station Hospital, Calne' redirected '102 Sqdn'

1942 Air Mail cover from CANADA to 'Sgt/Pilot Marchalleck HJ, RAF Station Hospital, Calne, Wilts' and redirected to '102 Sqdn., Topcliffe, Yorks' [Heavy Bomber Squadron] with PC 90 OBE 8946 label tied by CALNE / WILTS m/c. Ref: 319-130.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover CEYLON to USA. COLOMBO p/m. OPENED BY EXAMINER L/360 label

1942 cover from CEYLON to USA with d/r. COLOMBO p/m. and OPENED BY EXAMINER L/360 label. Ref: 320-066.


Price: £9.00
1942 cover CHAD (Central AFRICA) to GB with censor labels

1942 Forces cover from CHAD (Central AFRICA) to GB with d/r. LARGEAU / AEF p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also PC 90 OBE 407 label and d/r. FORT LAMY / CHAD transit p/m. Ref: 309-132.


Price: £40.00
1942 cover DAHOMEY to Togo. COTONOU p/m. CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label

1942 cover from DAHOMEY to Togo with d/r. COTONOU p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also d/r. LOME / TOGO receipt p/m. and circ. 'A1' censor h/s. West Africa. Ref: 321-168.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover DAHOMEY to Togo. tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label

1942 cover from DAHOMEY to Togo with d/r. COTONOU p/m. and tied CONTROLE POSTAL MILITAIRE label. Also d/r. LOME / TOGO receipt p/m. and circ. 'A3' censor h/s. to rear. West Africa. Ref: 321-145.


Price: £18.00
1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with part s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. Internee

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with part s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and d/r. CENTRE D'INTERNMENT DES / MILITAIRES BRITANIQUE h/s. and PC 90 OBE 318 label. From 'Leading Steward A Walker, Camp des Internes Laghouat, Algeria' - British sailor. The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. NB: Opening edge faults. Ref: 320-041.


Price: £75.00
1942 cover GB to 'SS Barduan' redirected to 'SS Empire Kamal'

1942 (Nov) cover from GB to 'SS Barduan' and redirected to 'SS Empire Kamal' with boxed CAPETOWN / RELEASED BY CENSOR h/s. and PC 90 OBE 1494 label. EMPIRE KAMAL - Convoy number: HX 205. Destination: HALIFAX 30/08/42. Ref: 314-130.


Price: £20.00
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 GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R6/143 h/s.

1942 (3rd. Oct) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R6/143 h/s. Earlier recording. [Dates Recorded: 12/11/42 to 24/11/43] Ref: 314-011.


Price: £9.00
1942 cover Italian Occupation of ALBANIA censored

1942 Air Mail cover from ALBANIA to Italy with d/r. POSTA MILITAIRE N. 68 p/m. & Verificato per censura label tied by d/r. 'R' h/s. Italian Occupation of ALBANIA. Folded, adhesive damaged. Ref: 309-112.


Price: £9.00
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 NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia'

1942 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with circ. ARGENTIA p/m. and PC 90 OBE DC/39 label. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-085.


Price: £18.00
1942 cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. US Naval Operating Base censored

1942 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with US NAVY p/m. and circ. Passed by Naval Censor h/s. From US Naval Operating Base. Ref: 309-088.


Price: £10.00
1942 cover SOMALIA to Kenya. poor EA APO p/m. censor No. 41 h/s.

1942 (Jan) cover from SOMALIA to Kenya with poor d/r. EA APO p/m. and PASSED BY MILITARY CENSOR No. 41 h/s. Censored by 'I.W. Yorke-Davies'. 'AMARA IL GOVERNATORE crest to flap with circ. NAIVASHA p/m. to rear (23rd. March). Ref: 310-008.


Price: £35.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1942 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 1271/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Ref: 314-109.


Price: £20.00
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