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1944 'Armed Forces' AL GB to Canada. FPO 496 p/m. Canadain Forces UK

1944 'Armed Forces' AL from GB to Canada with d/r. FPO 496 p/m. - Canadain Forces UK. From 'Nieland JP, 1 CSRU, Can. Army Overseas'. [CSRU: Canadian Signals Reinforcement Unit.] Ref: 319-035.


Price: £8.00
1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message to Italy. POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs

1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. From POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs. Urgent form. Ref: 308-121.


Price: £15.00
1944 'Feldpost' l/s. ITALY to Czechoslovakia. Feldpost 29019 censored

1944 Feldpost lettersheet North ITALY to CZECHOSLOVAKIA with part s/r. FELDPOST p/m. and German censor label. From 'Feldpost 29019 C' - VIIth. Battalion, 42nd. Company. Czech Police, Czech Government Army - stationed in Northern ITALY. Ref: 309-134.


Price: £40.00
1944 'Parcel receipt Certificates' GERMANY. One from 'L53 538'

1944 'Parcel receipt Certificates' GERMANY. One from 'L53 538' with Bad Homburg p/m. and the other Seini. Ref: 310-054.


Price: £10.00
1944 'Safe Conduct' pass for German soldiers. 'LANDSER - WOZU'

1944 'Safe Conduct' pass for German soldiers. 'LANDSER - WOZU'. Soldiers on the Adriatic Front! Production Agency: P.W.B./A.F.H.Q. - 8th Army. 100,000 copies produced by special request of the 2nd Polish Corps for shell dissemination, July 1944. Ref: 310-099.


Price: £15.00
1944 'Urgent' Red X request PC Switzerland to Italy. re: Italian POW Fort Meade, USA

1944 'Urgent' Red X request for news PC from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. Regarding Italian POW in Camp Fort Meade, USA. Circ. Italian censor h/s. and 12094 US CENSOR. Ref: 312-148.


Price: £10.00
1944 (18th. Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (18th. Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "A second medical commission has visited the Camp & I believe about 170 people passed for repatriation. The Burlingham's, Hodder's, Bryans & Richards are included. Mr. Whitehead got through, but not Mrs., though I think she stands a good chance on sympathetic grounds. A Neutral commission came a few days after & are passing on applications of dependants to the right quarter". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 314-029.


Price: £35.00
1944 (1st. Nov) HOLLAND. Official photograph No. BU.1268.XL. British Commandos

1944 (1st. Nov) HOLLAND. Official photograph No. BU.1268.XL. British Commandos landed on WALCHEREN Island on the mouth of the Scheldt. Men of the Pioneer Corps, Beach Company unload stores. 200 x 150 mm. Typed details to rear. Ref: 312-104.


Price: £15.00
1944 (1st. Nov) HOLLAND. Official photograph. British landings on WALCHEREN

1944 (1st. Nov) HOLLAND. Official photograph No. BU.1246.XL. British landings on WALCHEREN. First landing on Flushing - some of the assault troops. 200 x 150 mm. Typed details to rear. Ref: 314-070.


Price: £25.00
1944 (1st. Nov) Official photograph British Commandos 'Invasion of WALCHEREN Island'

1944 (1st. Nov) HOLLAND. Official photograph British Commandos 'Invasion of WALCHEREN Island'. 3" Mortars in action from behind cover of amphibious tanks. No. BU.1268.XL. 200 x 150 mm. Typed details to rear. Ref: 312-104.


Price: £15.00
1944 (29th. Nov.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (29th. Nov.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "The protecting power have asked for a list of all repatriated internees who are relatives of those previously exchanged as sick .. There have been changes in the Camp since you left. Unattached single women have gone to Liebenau , B11 has moved to B12, and various people have drifting in fron Italy & Poland- lastly 148 of the long expected Benghasi & Tripoli Jews have turned up.. They have been the hoop, but are motley & villainous looking crowd, with a lot of Arab & Negro blood in them. The women are in 11 with Mrs. Mills as Bar Leeder, the men in B22". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 315-057.


Price: £35.00
1944 (April) cover ALGERIA to Egypt. 'Cruiser SUFFREN'. POSTE NAVALE p/m.

1944 (April) cover from ALGERIA to Egypt with s/r. POSTE NAVALE p/m. and censored. From 'Cruiser SUFFREN'. [Suffren, disarmed and interned in Egypt by the British on 22 June 1940. Rejoined the Allies and rearmed on 30 May 1943] Ref: 312-027.


Price: £25.00
1944 (April) covers UK to 'Staffs'. FPO 835 p/m. censors 10374 + 10872 h/s's.

1944 (April) covers from the United Kingdom to 'Staffs' with d/r. FPO 835 p/m. and shield censors 10374 and 10872 h/s's. Ref: 320-010.


Price: £5.00
1944 (Aug) Air Mail cover GUAM to USA. 'USS Elmore'. censored

1944 (Aug) Air Mail cover from GUAM to USA with US NAVY m/c. and d/r. PASSED BY / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'USS Elmore, APA-42' - a Bayfield-class attack transport, US Navy. Elmore landed troops in the assault on Guam 21st. July 1944 and remained to embark casualties whom she carried to Eniwetok. Ref: 312-132.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Aug) Air Mail l/s. POW in KENYA to Italy d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1944 (Aug) Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 184 h/s. and s/r. POW 385 EAF h/s to rear. From 'POW Camp No. 365 - Londiani. East Africa. Ref: 320-046.


Price: £35.00
1944 (Aug) cover 'HMS KILCHATTAN' to USA. tomb censor h/s.

1944 (Aug) cover from 'HMS KILCHATTAN' to USA with oval dumb p/m. and Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. From 'AF Rodmell'. [Second half 1944 to early 1945 : convoy escort duties off WEST AFRICA] Corner missing. Ref: 311-166.


Price: £10.00
1944 (Aug) cover 'USS DOWNES' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1944 (Aug) cover from 'USS DOWNES' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Downes was a Mahan-class destroyer in the United States Navy. In July 1944 Downes began convoy duty from Eniwetok to Saipan in support of the Marianas Islands operation, then patrolled off Tinian during its invasion. She gave fire support at Marpi Point, Tinian, and bombarded Aguijan Island. Ref: 313-122.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Dec) cover LIBYA to 'UDFI "Q" SC, Alexandria', Egypt. FPO 33 p/m.

1944 (Dec) cover from LIBYA to 'UDFI "Q" SC, Alexandria', Egypt with d/r. FPO 33 p/m. [From 27 Oct. 1941, the UDFI(V) was fully militarized and placed under the administrative and disciplinary control of the officer commanding "Q" Services Corps. It was this outfit and not the PGI and CPGI, which misleadingly formed another organization also called the UDFI, that went on to serve South African and in many cases Allied units in no less than five theatres of war between 1939 and 1945] Ref: 317-098.


Price: £8.00
1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "The repatr. question has been opened up again. All male dependents "capable of bearing arms" were excluded, and a later definition fixed military age as 15-60". etc. [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 315-057.


Price: £30.00
1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost'. GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m. censored

1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "Room 71 has lost another of its members. Poor old Richard died suddenly on Sunday night The Benghazi's are now in 12 + 13 wired off". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00