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1941 'OFFICIAL FREE' cover South AFRICA to Cape Town. APO-U-MPK 20 p/m.

1941 'OFFICIAL FREE' cover from South AFRICA to Cape Town with d/r. APO-U-MPK 20 p/m. From 'Cpl. D. Nezar, A Coy'. Ref: 322-103.


Price: £6.00
1941 'Postage Free' cover USA to 'Internment Camp No. 23, Liverpool' censored

1941 (6th. Oct) 'Postage Free' cover from USA to 'Spiegel Von Stoopnagel, Internment Camp No. 23, Liverpool' with CHICAGO m/c. and PC 90 OBE label. Also in mss. "Not 24" and oval H.O (B3.) / Information Bureau h/s. (28th. Nov.) with RETURN TO SENDER h/s. NEW YORK m/c. to rear (12th. March 1942) [Camp 23: Warner's Holiday Camp, SEATON, Devon. Internees housed there as a result of Churchill's 'collar the lot' order to detain enemy aliens. Mail was forwarded to Liverpool for censorship] Ref: 319-077.


Price: £85.00
1941 (14th. March) PPC [Eiffel Tower] FRANCE under German Occupation

1941 (14th. March) real photo PPC [Eiffel Tower] from FRANCE under German Occupation with h/s. giving statistics in German. Ref: 322-049.


Price: £12.00
1941 (15th. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy

1941 (15th. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy via Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Italian POW Camp, Egypt'. Ref: 317-102.


Price: £9.00
1941 (15th. March) Registered cover GB to Greece. NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER

1941 (15th. March) Registered cover from GB to Greece [6d. RATE] with boxed NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER h/s. and PC 90 OBE label under Egyptian censor label. Routed via Egypt due to direct European overland passage not being possible. Also part oval receipt p/m. 29th. Oct. 1941 to rear. Ref: 321-119.


Price: £60.00
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 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA 49 h/s.

1941 (8th. Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 49 h/s. From 'Antonio Maiorani, aunit: Divisione Cizene. Camp N3, Egypt. Also d/r. MORRO D'ORO recept p/m. Ref: 317-081.


Price: £10.00
1941 (April) cover GIBRALTAR to GB. Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s.

1941 (21st. April) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with boxed Naval 'Air Mail' Postage Paid h/s. - Daynes PP5b [Used 10th. April to 7th. July] Also RFHMS m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Ref: 312-134.


Price: £25.00
1941 (April) cover GREECE to Egypt. FPO 193 p/m. censored. datestamp lost

1941 (April) cover from GREECE to Egypt with d/r. FPO 193 p/m. and censored. Datestamp lost Athens, Greece (10th. April 1941) Also CAIRO m/c. to rear 8th. April 1941. Ref: 310-077.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Aug) Air Mail Honour Envelope EGYPT to India. Indian FPO 19 p/m. censored

1941 (Aug) Air Mail Honour Envelope from EGYPT to India with d/r. Indian FPO 19 p/m. and censored. Writing to rear. Ref: 314-038.


Price: £7.00
1941 (Aug) RUSSIA Official photograph 'Soviet Gunners are ready'. No. RUS.244

1941 (Aug) RUSSIA Official photograph 'Soviet Gunners are ready'. No. RUS.244. Typed details to rear. 200 x 150 mm. Ref: 312-103.


Price: £6.00
1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. CENSURA h/s. Camp N3

1941 (Feb) 'Notification of Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with d/r. CENSURA 106 h/s. From 'Stefano Mariani, Sergente Maggiore. Unit: 4th. Controaerei. Camp N3, Egypt. Ref: 317-080.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Feb) cover GB to 'Captain C Heyes, Royal Engineers, RAF HQ, Malta'

1941 (Feb) cover from GB to 'Captain C Heyes, Royal Engineers, RAF HQ, Malta' with PC 90 OBE 1491 label. Ref: 321-061.


Price: £9.00
1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover GREECE to GB endorsed 'Via Egypt' censored

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from GREECE to GB and endorsed 'Via Egypt'. Censored. in Greece and Egypt with 3rd. April 1941 receipt mark. [Over 2 months transit] Ref: 321-135.


Price: £10.00
1941 (Jan) cover ICELAND to GB. FPO 304 p/m. tri. censor No. 2073 h/s.

1941 (Jan) cover from ICELAND to GB with d/r. FPO 304 p/m. and tri. censor No. 2073 h/s. Located: Akureyri. Ref: 317-063.


Price: £20.00
1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'

1941 (July) British Official photograph, 'HMS Guardian, British Net Layer'. Ref: No. A. 4599 with Imerial War Museum. [Guardian served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942] 135 x 70 mm. NB: No details to rear. Ref: 316-096.


Price: £6.00
1941 (June) cover FRANCE to GB endorsed 'Via Lisbonne (Portugal)'

1941 (3rd. June) cover from FRANCE to GB endorsed 'Via Lisbonne (Portugal)' with d/r. AVEYRON p/m. [Southern France] and tied Controle label. Also PC 90 OBE 1929 label. Ref: 321-137.


Price: £12.00
1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland from Italian Submarine "Anfititre"

1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland and censored. From sailor previously on Italian Submarine "Anfititre". RN destroyer Greyhound sank the Italian submarine Anfitrite on 6th. March 1941 east of Crete, as she attempted to attack Convoy GA.8 which was carrying British troops to Greece. The Anfitrite, (590 tons) was completed in 1933 and normally carries a complement of 41. Ref: 320-112.


Price: £65.00
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
1941 (Nov) Air Mail Honour envelope SUDAN to India with Indian FPO 12 p/m.

1941 (Nov) Air Mail Honour envelope from SUDAN to India with circ. Indian FPO 12 p/m. and tri. censor 2873 h/s. From 'Wright' with d/r. MAZGOAN receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 314-037.


Price: £25.00