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Italian Colonies - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
[4225]  ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19)
[4225]  ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19)
[4225] ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19) Plain env to Catania bearing Italian Eritrea 50c tied Adicaie/Eritrea d/s & w/Plain lined paper taken from exercise book sealing strip w/manuscript Verificato Per Censura in black ink & tied by Arms oval R.R. Poste/M.V.S.N./Comando La Battagligne CC NN Eritrea h/s in violet & w/on reverse Catania [5 Apr] arrival d/s.......[A most Unusual use of provisional censor label]
US$400
[13223]  ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED]   1943(Feb 2)
[13223]  ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED]   1943(Feb 2)
[13223] ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED] 1943(Feb 2) Plain env endorsed "By Air Mail" to Panam Airways, Asmara bearing 8a & 2 x 2a tied Aden d/s & w/scarcer red on orange Opened By/Censor label [CCSG 1C] tied boxed Passed By Censor No 4 Aden [CCSG 1] h/s in violet plus distorted circ Passed by/6/Censor h/s [CCSG 1V] in violet of Eritrea & w/manu "Not BOAC" & Try Operational APO 617 & w/on rev Asmara Centro d/s [[6 Mar] & Indian FPO 90 [6 Mar] transit d/s
US$300
[10442]  CROATIA-GB [ITALAN OCCUPATION of DALMATIA]  1924(Aug 1)
[10442]  CROATIA-GB [ITALAN OCCUPATION of DALMATIA]  1924(Aug 1)
[10442] CROATIA-GB [ITALAN OCCUPATION of DALMATIA] 1924(Aug 1) Coloured picture postcard entitled "Costumi Dalmati del circonderio di Zara" to London bearing Italy King Victor Emmanuel 111 single 60c tied Zara d/s during the Italian occupation period.
US$130
[13517]  BOFIC-INDIA [WW2 ITALIAN SOMALILAND]  1943(Mar 4)
[13517]  BOFIC-INDIA [WW2 ITALIAN SOMALILAND]  1943(Mar 4)
[13517] BOFIC-INDIA [WW2 ITALIAN SOMALILAND] 1943(Mar 4) Mohamed Jaffer Parpia, Mogadiscio printed envelope endorsed "Via Air Mail" to Bombay bearing GB GV1 pair 1d + 2d + pair 6d Overprinted E.A.F. & making 1/4 rate tied Mogasiscio d/s & with red on white Arms 37C / Opened By Censor label tied unframed DHC / 342 h/s in blue & again on reverse with losenge Crown / Passed / DHC 80 h/s in black & with partial Bombay [1 Apr] arrival d/s........[Envelope with light vertical crease]
US$150
[14522]  TRIPOLITANIA-GB [BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES]  1943(Aug 10)
[14522]  TRIPOLITANIA-GB [BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES]  1943(Aug 10)
[14522] TRIPOLITANIA-GB [BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES] 1943(Aug 10) Printed Only for Army & Air Force Overseas "Naffi" envelope registered from Sgt Bailey RASC Allied Force HQ, B.N.A.F. to Sgt White RAOC Ordnance Branch GHQ Home Forces bearing GB 2˝d, 3d, 1d & 2d Ovptd M.E.F. tied FPO 706 d/s & with blank registration label No 0504 tied FPO 706 d/s & wit Crown over circle Passed By Censor / 7871 h/s in violet alongside circular Ord / 17 Sep 1943 / HQ 21 Army Group h/s in violet & with on reverse FPO 599 d/s [17 Sep]......................The so called "Naffi" env are rarely seen after 1941 Proud Vol 3 page 61
US$250
[11142]  ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD]   1943(Feb 4)
[11142]  ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD]   1943(Feb 4)
[11142] ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD] 1943(Feb 4) Stampless pictorial military propaganda card showing Italian forces storming East African stronghold to soldier 207 Btg Costiero $th Comp Salaudia from another soldier in Stato Maggiore per la Difensa Del Territorio cancelled Posta Militar No 9 & with faint Military Unit hand stamp
US$200
[17459]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND-GB.. B.O.F.I.C. ..NURSE
[17459]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND-GB.. B.O.F.I.C. ..NURSE
[17459]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND-GB.. B.O.F.I.C. ..NURSE
[17459] ITALIAN SOMALILAND-GB.. B.O.F.I.C. ..NURSE'S MAIL with GB E.A.F. OVERPRINTS... 1943 (Jul 31) Flimsy type blue on pinkish Air Mail Letter Card (Tears repaired with cellotape & original return address has been excised) to Weston-Super-Mare from Nursing sister D.M. Athay, Queen Alexandria Nursing Reserve bearing GB GV1 3d Overprinted E.A.F. tied E.A. /A.P.O. 74 cds located at Mogadishu & with framed Passed /By Military /Censor /E.A. /No 1-?? h/s (Type EA 4A) in violet..............despite cellotape repair these EAF overprints are seldom encountered on this stationary
US$100
[17576]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND REGISTERED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1947 (Dec 31)
[17576]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND REGISTERED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1947 (Dec 31)
[17576] B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND REGISTERED AIRMAIL to KENYA... 1947 (Dec 31) Ernst Goldschmidt, Mogadishu printed envelope by registered airmail to Express Transport Co. Ltd., Mombasa bearing GB GV1 Pair 1/- overprinted E.A.F. tied smudged Mogadiscio /Somalia cds with matching Registration label No 2807 & on back Mogadishu R.L.O. /Somalia (1 Jan 48) + Nairobi /Registered (5 Jan) transit + Mombasa /Kenya (6 Jan) arrival cds
US$170
[13643]  ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR  1939 (Aug 25)
[13643]  ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR  1939 (Aug 25)
[13643] ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR 1939 (Aug 25) Banko di Roma, Filale di Addis Abeba printed airmail envelope to Lloyds Bank, London bearing Italian Eritrea 2 lira + 1 lira & 25c tied Addis Abeba cds & with PC66 Opened By/Censor /131 label & with circular clock style Received /5 Sep 1939 hand stamp ......Scarce mail posted prior too & delivered after commencement of WW2
US$250
[17231]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA-[WW2-POLITICAL HQ-FORWARDEDAIRPORT CAMP]  1942(Jul 20)
[17231]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA-[WW2-POLITICAL HQ-FORWARDEDAIRPORT CAMP]  1942(Jul 20)
[17231] KENYA-ETHIOPIA-[WW2-POLITICAL HQ-FORWARDEDAIRPORT CAMP] 1942(Jul 20) Plain envelope (Trimmed to left & rumpled right side) to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters Nairobi for Political HQ Harar, Ethiopia amended to E.A. Command & then forwarded to Airport Camp Dire Dawa bearing KUT 20c tied poor Kikuyu / Kenya cds & with 2 unclear EA APO cds + clear EA APO 75 (1 Aug) transit cds located Harar
US$170
[17235]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA]  1942(Aug 1)
[17235]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA]  1942(Aug 1)
[17235] KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA] 1942(Aug 1) Plain envelope to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters, Nairobi for Political Headquarters Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Dire Dawa Airport Camp bearing KUT 20c tied Nakuru cds with on back E.A. APO 2 (3 Aug) cds + oval double rimmed Political Branch / 3 Aug 1942 / General Headquarters Middle East h/s in violet + on face EA APO 75 (19 Aug) cds located Harar .......................... Scarce item
US$200
[17240]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA]  1942(May 5)
[17240]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA]  1942(May 5)
[17240] KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA] 1942(May 5) Plain envelope to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters, Nairobi for Political Headquarters Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Evac Addis Abeba bearing KUT 20c tied Nairobi slogan machine d/s with on back EA APO 2 (14 May) cds + boxed Political / 18 May 1942 / Branch h/s in violet
US$130
[17241]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA]  1942(Jun 2)
[17241]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA]  1942(Jun 2)
[17241] KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-EVACUATION CAMP ADDIS ABEBA] 1942(Jun 2) Plain envelope to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters, for Political Headquarters Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Evacuation Addis Abeba bearing KUT 20c tied poor Nairobi cds + on back EA APO 2 (3 Jun) cds + boxed Political / 4 Jun 1942 / Branch h/s in violet + on face EA APO 2 (4 Jun) cds
US$200
[14217]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN OCCUPATION of BERBERA BRITISH SOMALILAND..  1940 (Aug 20)
[14217]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN OCCUPATION of BERBERA BRITISH SOMALILAND..  1940 (Aug 20)
[14217] ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN OCCUPATION of BERBERA BRITISH SOMALILAND.. 1940 (Aug 20) Photographic postcard size reproduction from newspaper of Modagishu "Somalia Fascista" + photographic copy of Poster affixed on all village walls of Somalia announcing the Italian occupation of Berbera ....(2 items not postally used)
US$150
[14220]  B.O.F.I.C......BRITISH OCCUPATION of ITALIAN SOMALILAND DANANE & LOCATELLI POW CAMPS...  1941(Apr 25)
[14220]  B.O.F.I.C......BRITISH OCCUPATION of ITALIAN SOMALILAND DANANE & LOCATELLI POW CAMPS...  1941(Apr 25)
[14220]  B.O.F.I.C......BRITISH OCCUPATION of ITALIAN SOMALILAND DANANE & LOCATELLI POW CAMPS...  1941(Apr 25)
[14220] B.O.F.I.C......BRITISH OCCUPATION of ITALIAN SOMALILAND DANANE & LOCATELLI POW CAMPS... 1941(Apr 25) Photographic postcard of Pass to proceed from hospital grounds issued to Italian POW at Camp Locatelli showing circular No 5 C.C.S. (V) S.a.M.C ./25 Apr 1941 /M.E.F. U.D.F. date stamp & with unframed Lt. Col/Commanding 5 C.C.S., S.A.M.C. hand stamp with facsimile signature above + 65 x 80mm photographic piece of Danane POW Camp hand stamp used on Official Mail....2 items not postally used
US$200
[17978]  LIBYA - ITALY...ITALIAN COLONIES with PIROSCAFO MILANO STEAMER CANCEL...  Circa 1925 Coloured Buon Anno (New Year)
[17978]  LIBYA - ITALY...ITALIAN COLONIES with PIROSCAFO MILANO STEAMER CANCEL...  Circa 1925 Coloured Buon Anno (New Year)
[17978] LIBYA - ITALY...ITALIAN COLONIES with PIROSCAFO MILANO STEAMER CANCEL... Circa 1925 Coloured Buon Anno (New Year) picture postcard to Rome bearing Libyan Sibyl by Michelangelo 20c cancelled Piroscafo Milano cds with unclear date in violet ...... Scarcer mail carried via Piroscafa = Steamer
US$130
[15401]  LIBYA - ITALY….ITALIAN-TURKISH WAR NAVAL FORCES…  1912 (Jan 16)
[15401]  LIBYA - ITALY….ITALIAN-TURKISH WAR NAVAL FORCES…  1912 (Jan 16)
[15401] LIBYA - ITALY….ITALIAN-TURKISH WAR NAVAL FORCES… 1912 (Jan 16) Plain envelope to Firenze bearing Italy strip 3x 5c tied hooded Posta Militaire/1 Divisione/Tripolitania & with on reverse Firenze (20 Jan)arrival cds & alongside black postmans 43 hand stamp....The Italian-Turkish war instigated by Italy on the pretext of maltreatment of it's citizens lasted from 11 September 1911 until 15 Oct 1912 when the treaty of Ouchy was signed & confirmed at Lausanne 18 Oct when the Italians promised to leave the Dodecanese Islands as soon as the Turks withdrew from Tripolitania. The Turks with there hands full due to the impeding Balkan War complied, the Italians did not
US$130
[15403]  ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR...   1936 (Jul 8)
[15403]  ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR...   1936 (Jul 8)
[15403] ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR... 1936 (Jul 8) Plain airmail envelope with part address crossed through to Genova from Italian soldier bearing Eritrea 1 Lira & 50c tied Posta Militare/N. 102 cds & with on reverse Genova (12 Jul) arrival date stamp
US$130
[15454]  ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED...  1940 (Dec 30)
[15454]  ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED...  1940 (Dec 30)
[15454] ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED... 1940 (Dec 30) S.A. Mirani Autotrasporti, Piacenza printed airmail envelope with some opening damage to flap to company offices in Decamere (A.O.I.) bearing Italy 2 x 1 lira + 5 lira & 50c tied Piacenza cds & with black unframed Al Mittende /Per Impossibile Inoltro hand stamp & manuscript Returno il 9/5/941 in pencil with on reverse blue on white 1 Centenario /della Casa /Andrea Merzario /1835-1935 label.......British & allied forces were preparing to invade & marched into Italian held Ethiopia on 19 Jan 41 & the route became impossible for Italian mail
US$300
[16748]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATIONN FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Oct 14)
[16748]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATIONN FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Oct 14)
[16748] ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATIONN FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942 (Oct 14) Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa printed envelope to Capt. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A Evacuation, Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba cds & with violet circular Business Only/B.B. (D.C.O.) hand stamp with on reverse Dire Daoua (16 Oct) arrival cds ... ..................................Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encounted
US$300
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