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1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA'. Crown PASSED P.131 h/s.

1944 (Jan) PPC from GB to 'USS D.L. Dix, USA' with FALMOUTH m/c. and Crown PASSED P.131 h/s. [USS Dorothea L. Dix: transport ship of the United States Navy. Between 29 December 1943 and 10 March 1944 she carried troops on two voyages from New York to Gourock Bay and Liverpool.] Ref: 311-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 (July) Air Mail cover MAURITIUS to GB. [85 cent RATE] PC 90 OBE EE/23 label

1944 (July) Air Mail cover from MAURITIUS to GB. [85 cent RATE] with PC 90 OBE EE/23 label. Folded. REf: 314-040.


Price: £20.00
1944 (July) Letter Card GB to 'CRE 66 Works, MEF' and redirected

1944 (July) ps Air Mail Letter Card from GB to 'CRE 66 Works, MEF' and redirected with d/r. Indian FPO 88 p/m. [LEBANON] and censor 4991 h/s. Located Sidon. Also d/r. FPO 172 transit p/m. Ref: 318-134.


Price: £12.00
1944 (June 6th: 'D' Day) PPC. POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL p/m. censored

1944 (June 6th. DE Day) PPC with part d/r. POST OFFICE / MARITIME MAIL p/m. and Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. mss ... 'Have just returned from a special service for "our great cause" & thought of them all the while'. Ref: 310-142.


Price: £130.00
1944 (June) Air Mail cover ITALY to S. Africa. APO-U-MPK 12 p/m. censor 6525

1944 (28th. June) Air Mail cover from ITALY to S. Africa [10d. RATE] with d/r. APO-U-MPK 12 p/m. and shield censor 6525 h/s. Includes Postal order Counterfoil with d/r. MOWBRAY receipt p/m. 30th. June 1944. [APO 12 at Cetona. Not Seen by Proud who lists this arriving 12 Jun & staying 21 days until 3 Jul] Ref: 317-092.


Price: £15.00
1944 (June) cover 'RGE Dodson RAF, Box 204, GPO Glasgow' - undercover address.

1944 (June) cover to 'Squadron Leader Rev. RGE Dodson RAF, Box 204, GPO Glasgow' - undercover address. Endorsed to rear "Received by me on 28/6/44. RGE Dodson Chaplain RAF VR". Probably flown Glasgow to RAF Stornoway. Folded. Ref: 319-016.


Price: £50.00
1944 (June) ps Air Mail cover + letter SICILY to USA. US APO 548 p/m. censored

1944 (June) ps Air Mail cover and letter from SICILY to USA with US APO 548 p/m. and censored. From 'APO 650' - Italy. Ref: 320-099.


Price: £10.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia. PC 90 OBE 488 tape

1944 (Nov) Air Mail Letter from 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia [6d. RATE] with PC 90 OBE 488 tape. Dutch troop transport ship in British service: ss New Holland - Royal Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM): From July to Nov. 1944, New Holland operated a ferry service between Southampton and the French coast to transfer troops. Repaired. Ref: 312-003.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GB to CUBA and sent seamail. PC 90 OBE 6614 label

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from GB to CUBA and sent sea mail with PC 90 OBE 6614 label. Also Cuba receipt m/c. to rear 6th. Jan 1945. [No direct Air service from UK to Cuba] Ref: 313-011.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 10(6) p/m. RAF censor R11/114

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 10(6) p/m. and RAF censor R11/114 h/s. [Dates recorded: 1/2/44 to 3/1/45] From Cpl. McMahon, Royal Air Force, Takoradi, West Africa Forces'. Ref: 320-045.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 106 p/m. RAF censor R11/114

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 106 p/m. and RAF censor R11/114 h/s. [Dates recorded: 1/2/44 to 3/1/45] From Cpl. McMahon, Royal Air Force, Takoradi, West Africa Forces'. Ref: 319-018.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) airgraph SYRIA to GB. DAMAS. Type LE/3

1944 (Nov) airgraph from SYRIA to GB. From DAMAS. Type LE/3. Ref: 312-157.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Nov) cover EGYPT to Palestine. Postage Due 21 Mils. censored

1944 (Nov) cover from EGYPT to Palestine with boxed To Pay 21 MILS h/s. and Palestine Postage Dues: 21 Mils. Also M CENSORSHIP DEPT. m/c. Ref: 321-131.


Price: £65.00
1944 (Oct) PPC IRELAND to '382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA'

1944 (Oct) PPC from IRELAND [Eire] to 'Sgt. Goldner, 382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA' [Brussels, BELGIUM] and censored. Ref: 321-127.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Sept.) 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 .. "It is two years today that we left Jersey … Old Ferrers has gone to the diplomat's camp". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 Air Letter 'BNAF' to South Africa. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] RAF censor R15/21

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from 'BNAF' to South Africa with s/r. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] and RAF censor R15/21 h/s. Self censored from 'L. Loram, 28 Squadron SAAF, BNAF'. [South African Air Force]. mss .. "this one (letter) is being written 4,700 feet above the immaculate blue Mediterranean". From June 1943 the Dakotas were concentrated at the squadron's new base at Maison Blanche, Algiers, from where it operated passenger and cargo routes across the Mediterranean. Excellent content. NB: Faults. Ref: 310-114.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Letter GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'

1944 (April) ps Air Letter from GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, c/o Officers' Mess 22 SFTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'. Flying Officer A J Atkinson was killed in a Flying accident whilst training as an RAF pilot at 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill in 1944. He was the son of Mr & Mrs R V Atkinson of Cheltenham, with RV Atkinson being a Director of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Ref: 313-123.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Letter ITALY to GB. FPO 242 p/m. RAF censor R15/423 h/s. '335 Wing'

1944 (Oct) Air Letter from ITALY to GB with d/r. FPO 242 p/m. and RAF censor R15/423 h/s. From 'LAC Dicksee. HQ 335 Wing'. Located Biferno. [Dates recorded: 04/11/1944 & 22/11/44] Ref: 318-098.


Price: £12.00
1944 Air Letter LIBYA to S. Africa. FPO 33 p/m. RAF censor R12/306 h/s.

1944 (20th. Oct) Air Letter from LIBYA to South Africa with d/r. FPO 33 p/m. and RAF censor R12/306 h/s. From 'G. McLeod, 44 Sqn SAAF'. [Transport Squadron] mss... "not too pleasant seeing a chap burn in an a/c not 25 yards from you. Hugh Wallace has been killed up here already" Ref: 321-019.


Price: £25.00
1944 Air Letters 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. tomb censor

1944 [Feb. March and July] Air Letters from 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and tomb censor h/s. [Feb: Mediterranean convoy defence. March: Joined US Navy escort for Convoy UGS36 with ships of 37th. July: Mediterranean convoy defence in continuation. Nominated for support of planned landing in South of France with HM Cruiser CALEDON as part of Task Force 88 under US Navy command (Operation DRAGOON)] From 'Fred Rand'? Ref: 311-165.


Price: £15.00