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1922 (Dec 22)
1922 (Dec 22) Crested envelope to Eastern Telegraph Co., Alexandria bearing EEF 13 millemes overprinted Palestine tied Ramleh /Palestine cds & with on reverse Kantara - Haifa /TPO South (23 Dec) transit & Alexandria /A (24 Dec) arrival cds of civil office
US$150
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590] GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT... 1943 (Nov 15) GB Air Letter to Capt. E. Tuite-Dalton, 2/3 Q.A.O Gurkhas, C.M.F. with "C" deleted in manuscript with red ink " X " either side & 2/3 underlined in red crayon attempting to deliver item & bearing GB 6d tied East Farleigh/ Maidstone cds & with on reverse Indian FPO 15 (24 & 25 Jan 44) cds located Akaki, Cyprus + Base Post Office No 1 /Sor ( 1 Feb) located Egypt transit cds alongside violet framed Last Location at O2E. BRA hand stamp & finally getting delivered with Indian FPO 48 (3 Feb) arrival cds located Deir Suneid, Palestine .....................Nice item
US$200
[19909]  EGYPT - GB …BRITISH ARMY of OCCUPATION ..  1898 (Dec 29)
[19909]  EGYPT - GB …BRITISH ARMY of OCCUPATION ..  1898 (Dec 29)
[19909] EGYPT - GB …BRITISH ARMY of OCCUPATION .. 1898 (Dec 29) Plain envelope to Kings Cross, London endorsed along the top 4202 Pte. H Paynter, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Alexandria & countersigned Army of Occupation, Egypt bearing 5m tied Alexandrie /D cds for the military concession rate. ................................................................................................ A detachment of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers formed a Maxim machine gun section for the Nile Expedition leaving Cairo July 1898, fighting at the battle of Omdurman, Sudan 2 September 1898 & returning to Egypt later the same month ...Ex Firebrace
US$250
[19476]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE …  1917 (Oct 28)
[19476]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE …  1917 (Oct 28)
[19476] PALESTINE - EGYPT…REGISTERED from BRITISH FORCES in PALESTINE … 1917 (Oct 28) GB GV Special 2d Registered envelope to Anglo Egyptian Bank Ltd., Alexandria cancelled Army Post Office /SZ 14 skeleton located at Deir el Belah with blank registration label tied APO SZ 14 & with red triangular Passed /By /Censor / No 4359 & black Star within circle (Firebrace DM 15) & on reverse Base Army post Office /Z (29 Oct) transit & Alexandria/Dely (30 Oct) arrival cds ..................................................................................... Firebrace records DM 15 used 17 May - 2 Jul 1919 this extends his earliest recorded date by 19 months
US$200
[19475]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…BRITISH FORCES in GAZA AREA…  1917 (Apr 30)
[19475]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…BRITISH FORCES in GAZA AREA…  1917 (Apr 30)
[19475] PALESTINE - EGYPT…BRITISH FORCES in GAZA AREA… 1917 (Apr 30) Plain stampless envelope to Kodak Ltd., Alexandria cancelled Field Post Office /230 cds located Gaza area & with red triangular Passed /By /Censor /No 3403 & black Star (Firebrace DM 7) & on reverse Base Army Post Office /Z (2 May) & Military /Post Office / Alexandria (2 May) transit cds ............................................................................................... Scarcer use from the 74th Infantry Division with black star denoting local delivery within Alexandria
US$100
[19709]  SWITZERLAND - EGYPT.…WW1 AMBULANCE TRAIN.…  1915 (Oct 5 )
[19709]  SWITZERLAND - EGYPT.…WW1 AMBULANCE TRAIN.…  1915 (Oct 5 )
[19709] SWITZERLAND - EGYPT.…WW1 AMBULANCE TRAIN.… 1915 (Oct 5 ) TRANSPORT DURCH DIE SCHWEIZ DER FRANZÖSISCHEN SCHWER VERWUNDETEN printed coloured Red Cross postcard showing theTransportation through Switzerland of the French badly Wounded on a Red Cross Ambulance Train to Kom Ombo bearing 10c tied Winterthur date stamp & with black circular Passed By Censor /No 2 & Port Said (14 Oct) & Kom Ombo (16 Oct) arrival cds .......................... A beautiful card of a Red Cross Hospial train to Kom Omba where apparently a hospital existed
US$230
[19696]  EGYPT - INDIA…REFUGEE ADMINISTRATION…  1918 (Feb 12)
[19696]  EGYPT - INDIA…REFUGEE ADMINISTRATION…  1918 (Feb 12)
[19696] EGYPT - INDIA…REFUGEE ADMINISTRATION… 1918 (Feb 12) Egyptian Government Refugee Administration - Port Said printed stampless envelope with small fault top left to Calcutta cancelled Port Said /B (13 Feb) cds & with violet frame scalloped corners Refugee Administration /12 FEV 1918 /Port Said & circular Passed Censor /3 /Bombay hand stamps ......... Baker does not record number 3
US$100
[19348]  EGYPT…WW1 CENSORED…  1918-19 Plain stampless envelope addressed in both Arabic & English to Cairo with red framed Passed By /G.S.I. (h)
[19348]  EGYPT…WW1 CENSORED…  1918-19 Plain stampless envelope addressed in both Arabic & English to Cairo with red framed Passed By /G.S.I. (h)
[19348] EGYPT…WW1 CENSORED… 1918-19 Plain stampless envelope addressed in both Arabic & English to Cairo with red framed Passed By /G.S.I. (h) & black Passed /Censor /A (Firebrace CCC7) only recorded used Apr 1918 to Oct 1919 with the red Passed By /G. S.I. (h) not listed by Firebrace & being unknown to me
US$250
[19223]  YUGOSLAVIA - NED. EAST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED in EGYPT & N.E.I.…  1940 (Jun 15)
[19223]  YUGOSLAVIA - NED. EAST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED in EGYPT & N.E.I.…  1940 (Jun 15)
[19223] YUGOSLAVIA - NED. EAST INDIES…WW2 CENSORED in EGYPT & N.E.I.… 1940 (Jun 15) Plain envelope to Batavia bearing Yugoslav 4d tied Ljubljana slogan & with blue on white bi-lingual Egyptian censorship /Opened By Censor label overlaid by partial black on brown Censuur Batavia label tied red unframed Gensureerd /5 & with bold DEV /8 within circle & violet 6 sided bi-lingual Postal /Censor applied in Egypt .................................................... Despite only partial N.E.I. label a striking & appealing cover from an extraordinary origin
US$200
[19337]  EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 to GREEK AIR FORCE...   1944 (Mar 9)
[19337]  EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 to GREEK AIR FORCE...   1944 (Mar 9)
[19337] EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 to GREEK AIR FORCE... 1944 (Mar 9) Plain envelope endorsed "Written in Greek" "By Air Mail" to P/O Demeroutis Georges, R.H.A.F., R.N. 555, 64th Air Scool S.A.A.F., Bloemfontein bearing Fouad 2m + 20m + Air Plane over Pyramids 25m tied smudged Cairo cds & with blue on white bi-lingual Opened By Censor Egyptian Censorship label tied violet circular Deputy Chief Field Censor & with framed Postal censor with 17 within diamond in centre & on reverse black circular bi-lingual 107 /Censorship /Dept + Egypt /107 /postage /Prepaid (10 Mar) + Base Army Post Office /4 (13 Mar) transit cds ............................. R.H.A.F. = Royal Hellenic Air Force & these underwent some training in South Africa & elsewhere
US$130
[19124]  NEW ZEALAND - SUDAN…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO & RETURNED...  1942 (Dec)
[19124]  NEW ZEALAND - SUDAN…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO & RETURNED...  1942 (Dec)
[19124] NEW ZEALAND - SUDAN…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO & RETURNED... 1942 (Dec) Nelson College crested envelope to Eastern Telegraph Company, Port Sudan & redirected to Cable & Wireless Ltd., Auckland then to Collingwood St., Nelson bearing N.Z. Maori carved house 2d tied Nelson machine date stamp & with Opened By Censor in New Zealand label tied violet circular Passed By Censor N.Z. /59 + scarcer violet K within box + black circular bi-lingual Egyptian M /Censorship Dept. & with Port Sudan (6 Oct) cds & on back Cairo 4 (20 Oct) + Shellal - Halfa /T.P.O No 2 (30 Oct) + on face Auckland (18 Dec) transit date stamps ...................... Scarcer 3 countries censorship to a very unusual destination
US$200
[19123]  SUDAN - NEW ZEALAND…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO...  1942 (Apr 13)
[19123]  SUDAN - NEW ZEALAND…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO...  1942 (Apr 13)
[19123] SUDAN - NEW ZEALAND…WW2 TRIPLE CENSORED with TPO... 1942 (Apr 13) Plain envelope to Nelson N.Z. bearing Camel rider 2 x 5m + 2 x 2m + single 1m making 15m rate tied Port Sudan cds & with scarcer violet K within box + black circular bi-lingual Egyptian M /Censorship Dept. + Opened By Censor in New Zealand label tied violet circular Passed By Censor N.Z. /59 hand stamp & on back Shellal - Halfa /T.P.O (17 Apr) + Cairo (18 Apr) transit date stamps ...................... Scarcer 3 countries censorship to a very unusual destination
US$200
[19305]  JAPAN…WW1 NAVAL FORCES In MEDITERREANEAN... .  1917 (Apr )
[19305]  JAPAN…WW1 NAVAL FORCES In MEDITERREANEAN... .  1917 (Apr )
[19305] JAPAN…WW1 NAVAL FORCES In MEDITERREANEAN... . 1917 (Apr ) coloured stampless postcard entitled "Cairo-Native village near the Nil" to Captain Fujimori, War Ship Fuso, 1st Fleet from sailor Suzuki aboard Japanese Destroyer "Katsura", 10th Flotilla, 2nd Special Fleet, Port Said cancelled on arrival Yokohama (12 May) & with orange framed Gunji Yubin (Military Mail) + Ken-etsuzumi (Censored) & with interesting comment "This voyage with 4000 Japanese has passed peacefully and we now have an opportunity to show our work ................................................................................................. The 2nd Special Fleet ordered 7 February 1917 & consisted of Cruiser HIJMS "Akashi" plus 10th & 11th Destroyer Fleets each with 4 Battleships was assembled & left Singapore on 11 March reaching Port Said on 9 April & arriving Malta 13 April from where it was based. The flotilla was mainly employed on escort duties throughout the Mediterreanean & mail is understandably rare.
US$1000
[19295]  ANZAC FORCES ENROUTE FRANCE from EGYPT….  1916 (Apr 9)
[19295]  ANZAC FORCES ENROUTE FRANCE from EGYPT….  1916 (Apr 9)
[19295] ANZAC FORCES ENROUTE FRANCE from EGYPT…. 1916 (Apr 9) Great Britain 2d Military Registered envelope registered to Alexandria cancelled Aust NZ Army Corps /Headquarters /Field P.O. cds & with scarce black on magenta Auustralia Imperial Force /R. No 00033 Registration label (Emery RL. 1/B) tied same cds as cancellation & with red triangular Passed /By /Censor /3478 hand stamp ............................................................ Aust. NZ Army Corps embarked HMT Transylvania at Alexandria on 5 Apr 16 for Marseilles landing on the 11 Apr 16 thus this item was cancelled on board & must surely be rare...
US$350
[19281]  EGYPT - USA...TRANSPACIFIC AIRMAIL VIA SYDNEY & NZ..  1941 (Jan 29)
[19281]  EGYPT - USA...TRANSPACIFIC AIRMAIL VIA SYDNEY & NZ..  1941 (Jan 29)
[19281]  EGYPT - USA...TRANSPACIFIC AIRMAIL VIA SYDNEY & NZ..  1941 (Jan 29)
[19281] EGYPT - USA...TRANSPACIFIC AIRMAIL VIA SYDNEY & NZ.. 1941 (Jan 29) envelope with long letter from Capt Pyke RAOC endorsed Via Pan American Airways to New York bearing pair Air planes over pyramids 100m plus Farouk 2 x 1m & 10m tied FPO 372 cds & with violet triangular Passed By Censor 3071 & circular Deputy Chief Field Censor hand stamps......... ........................... 212m is correct for a double rate letter 22m surface plus 95m for each 5gm flown to Sydney, Auckland & on to San Francsisco................................................................ Note: The letter is long 3 pages i.e. 6 sides generally discussing family & home affairs, for those interested a scanned image of the full letter can be supplied
US$350
[19133]  NEW ZEALAND ..WW1 TROOPS in EGYPT using FIELD SERVICE CARD..  1917 (Apr 1)
[19133]  NEW ZEALAND ..WW1 TROOPS in EGYPT using FIELD SERVICE CARD..  1917 (Apr 1)
[19133] NEW ZEALAND ..WW1 TROOPS in EGYPT using FIELD SERVICE CARD.. 1917 (Apr 1) A.F.A. 2042 114/Gen. No./5248 Field Service Post Card imprint (93871) Wt. W3497-293 4,500m 7/16 J.J.K. & Co., Ltd. to Hastings & forwarded to Wellington cancelled Mounted Brigade /Field /Post Office /N.Z.Division (6 Apr) cds located Rafa & with Hastings /N.Z. transit cds ......... This FPO is recorded used at Rafa for only 40 days from 10 Mar - 6 Apr 1917 this being the last recorded date of use
US$150
[18898]  EGYPT - PALESTINE…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Nov 20)
[18898]  EGYPT - PALESTINE…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Nov 20)
[18898] EGYPT - PALESTINE…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING … 1936 (Nov 20) The Colonial Photo stores, Alexandria prinnted envelope Lieut. D.B. Gaye, 2nd Bn. Dorset Regt., Jerusalem & forwarded to Sturminster Newton, Dorset bearing King Faud 3m + 4m + 13m tied Alexandria cds & with Field Post Office 23 (24 Nov) cds located at Affule between 11 Oct - 7 Dec 1936 & with on reverse Field Post Office 20 (28 Nov) transit cds ................................................. A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$200
[18843]  EGYPT - AUSTRALIA…WW2 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in EGYPT….  1940 (Oct 7)
[18843]  EGYPT - AUSTRALIA…WW2 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in EGYPT….  1940 (Oct 7)
[18843] EGYPT - AUSTRALIA…WW2 AUSTRALIAN FORCES in EGYPT…. 1940 (Oct 7) Plain envelope to Sydney bearing Australia GV1 3d tied weak Railhead P.O. /R.M.1 cds & with red framed Passed By Censor /Crown No 508 & Travelling P.O. /6 Aus Div. /Reg No with manuscript 1375 inserted & on reverse weak Railhead P.O. /R.M.1 despatch cds + GPO Sydney/RS (23 Oct) transit & Chatswood (25 Nov) arrival cds................................................................... Australian 6 Division was raised 28 Sep 1939 & early in 1940 was sent to Palestine to complete training before joining B.E.F. in France, however France fell before they arrived & the Division was diverted to Egypt. Later in Dec 1940 the Division joined the allied thrust into Libya & capturing Bardia on 4 Jan 41 & later Tobruck on the 22nd...Railhead P.O. /R.M.1 commenced life on 22 Apr 1940 use prior to 17 Mar 41 is not recorded
US$500
[18827]  CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER…  1956 (Nov 29)
[18827]  CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER…  1956 (Nov 29)
[18827] CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER… 1956 (Nov 29) OHMS modified envelope re-used as ordinary mail to Redhill, Surrey from 22543713 Sgt T. T. Green 16 Para Brigade BFPO 60 bearing GB 2½d tied single ring FPO 937 cds recorded by Proud used by Para Bde 23 Aug - 4 Dec 1956 out of Cyprus ..................................................... In Jul 1956 President Nasser nationalised the Anglo/French Suez Canal Co. resulting in Britain & France conspiring with Israel to regain control. On 29 Oct Israel launched an attack & by 5 Nov the 16th Para Bde has secured Gamil airfield. World opinion especially USA oppossed the action & on 8 Nov the UN ordered a ceasefire by which time the British/French forces had secured control as far as Ismalia. On 3 Dec British/French forces announced their withdrawal & on 7 Dec withdrew from the front line with the last British troops leaving Egypt 22 Dec...............A short lived campaign
US$70
[18772]  PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO...  1918 (Aug 30)
[18772]  PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO...  1918 (Aug 30)
[18772] PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO... 1918 (Aug 30) Plain envelope registered to Robert Hughes & Co., Cairo bearing India 2a Overprinted I.E.F. tied Indian FPO 362 cds annotated as located Somukh & with blue on white No 144 registered label with F.P.O. No. 362 inserted with below red losenge Passed /By /Censor /Crown / 1071 & oval 15th (I.S.) Cavalry Bde. /No... /Date.../Field Ambulance hand stamps & on reverse A.P.O. /S.Z. 10 (31 Aug) belted arrival cds .......................................... Scarce commercial registered item from this theatre
US$250
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