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[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917] SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" .. 1990 (Oct 18) British Forces "Bluey" pictorial Aerogramme with inner section complete but detached showing Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean & Persian Gulf blockades to Winchester from F8195755 Sac Mason, RAF MT Section, Op Granby, BFPO 641 datelined Somewhere in Saudi & cancelled Field Post Office 190 cds & with black unframed Multinational Force & circular Multinational Force with Camel & rider in centre on back Crown over circular motif with Eagle in centre. ................................................................................................ Between 2 - 4 August 1990 Iraqi Military forces invaded Kuwait, Coalition forces were built up in Saudi Arabia & action commenced 17 Jan 1991 initially with Air strikes & Bombardments followed with a ground Force assault on 24 Feb that lasted exactly 100 hours of intense & fast moving combat after which a cease fire was called prior to an Armistice negotiated on 3 March ...........................................................................genuine mail is scarce
US$80
[19916]  GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Sep 8)
[19916]  GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Sep 8)
[19916] GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" .. 1990 (Sep 8) British Forces "bluey" Aerogramme to F 8195755 Sac Mason, RAF Detachment, MT Section, Dharan, BFPO 641 cancelled Walsall slogan ..... ................................................ Between 2 - 4 August 1990 Iraqi Military forces invaded Kuwait, Coalition forces were built up in Saudi Arabia & action commenced 17 Jan 1991 initially with Air strikes & Bombardments followed with a ground Force attack on 24 Feb that lasted exactly 100 hours of intense & fast moving combat after which a cease fire was called prior to an Armistice negotiated on 3 March ....genuine mail is scarce
US$30
[19915]  GB - IRAQ …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "DESERT STORM" ..  
1990 (Dec 11)
[19915]  GB - IRAQ …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "DESERT STORM" ..  
1990 (Dec 11)
[19915] GB - IRAQ …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "DESERT STORM" .. 1990 (Dec 11) Plain envelope to Sgt. R.E. Maudeline, Q8 247579, 33 qn (Flt), RAF SHF Detme OPGRAM, BFPO 644 bearing GB Machin 22p tied St. Albans / Herts date stamp & with black framed Inform Your Correspondents of /Your Correct Postal Address Viz /No., Rank, Name , /Refsheet ME /Op Granby, BFPO with ink 637 inserted. ................................................................................................ Between 2 - 4 August 1990 Iraqi Military forces invaded Kuwait, Coalition forces were built up in Saudi Arabia & action commenced 17 Jan 1991 initially with Air strikes & Bombardments followed with a ground Force attack on 24 Feb that lasted exactly 100 hours of intense & fast moving combat after which a cease fire was called prior to an Armistice negotiated on 3 March ....genuine mail is scarce
US$130
[19256]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - ADEN…1903 SOLDIERS & SEAMEN
[19256]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - ADEN…1903 SOLDIERS & SEAMEN
[19256] BRITISH SOMALILAND - ADEN…1903 SOLDIERS & SEAMEN'S ENVELOPE… 1903 (May 7) India 1 anna on 9 pie Soldiers & Seamens envelope with minor stains & small piece back flap gone to The Paymaster, Senior Naval Officers Ship, Aden cancelled FPO 44 cds located with Brig. General W.H. Mannings force at Galkayu & on reverse Base Offce .Obbia (14 May) transit + Aden (16 May) arrival cds ..............Very scarce use of this stationary from General Manning's force of 1745 men who were at Galkaya for two months 26 April - 26 June in operations against the "Mad Mullah"
US$2300
[19212]  INDIA - ADEN…1903 DTHALA COLUMN…  1903 (Mar 25)
[19212]  INDIA - ADEN…1903 DTHALA COLUMN…  1903 (Mar 25)
[19212] INDIA - ADEN…1903 DTHALA COLUMN… 1903 (Mar 25) Thacker & Co. Ltd. Printed ¼ anna Stationary card with vertical crease to Lt. C. H. Hill, 1st Hamps Regt., Aden & forwarded in red ink Dthala Column with Sea Post Office/A (28 Mar) + Aden (3 Apr) + Aden Camp (3 Apr) transit + rare Experimental P.O./B-84 (4 Apr) arrival cds ............... Experimental P.O. /B-84 is recorded used at Dthala 15 Mar - 19 Apr 1903 by Aden-Yemen Boundary Commission & the Military engaged on protection duties against maruarding Turkish forces
US$1750
[16552]  ADEN-GB [WW2-PROVISIONAL HONOUR ENV]  1940(Dec 23)
[16552]  ADEN-GB [WW2-PROVISIONAL HONOUR ENV]  1940(Dec 23)
[16552] ADEN-GB [WW2-PROVISIONAL HONOUR ENV] 1940(Dec 23) Plain env to Derby endorsed "On Active Service" bearing 2½a tied Aden d/s & w/vertical & horizontal lines in green crayon quartering the envelope & manu "I certify on my Honour that the contents of this envelope refer to nothing but private matters".............. [Provisional Honour Certifications are scarce especially so from Aden]
US$400
[17578]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1944 (Sep 19)
[17578]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1944 (Sep 19)
[17578] B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA... 1944 (Sep 19) A. Besse, Mogadishu printed envelope by air mail to Express Transport Co. Ltd., Mombasa bearing GB GV1 1/- + 3d overprinted E.A.F. tied belted Mogadiscio cds & with losenge Crown / Passed /YY h/s in violet with manuscript 1 inserted in red crayon & very scarce bi-lingual Provisional printed on back of Italian Official document Opened By Examiner / Aperto dall' Esamonatore label (CCSG ST1a.) ......Despite rough opening at top the YY losenge censor is scarce & the label even more so with only recorded as at 1999 being 23 Aug 1944 this is 26 days later.
US$270
[16330]  ARABIAN GULF-HOLLAND [QATAR-REGISTERED]  1966(Mar 1)
[16330]  ARABIAN GULF-HOLLAND [QATAR-REGISTERED]  1966(Mar 1)
[16330] ARABIAN GULF-HOLLAND [QATAR-REGISTERED] 1966(Mar 1) Airmail env registered to Algenene Bank Nederland, Vlissingen from Eastern Bank Ltd bearing pair 40 np tied oval Registered/Doha, Qatar d/s & w/blue on whiote R/No registration label w/Doha 2/8006 inserted in blue & w/on rev Vlissingen [4 Mar] arrival d/s
US$130
[16553]  KUWAIT - ADEN…ADDRESSED in ARABIC to CRATER…  1959 (Oct 30)
[16553]  KUWAIT - ADEN…ADDRESSED in ARABIC to CRATER…  1959 (Oct 30)
[16553] KUWAIT - ADEN…ADDRESSED in ARABIC to CRATER… 1959 (Oct 30) Airmail envelope to Aden addressed in Arabic bearing on reverse 3 x 20np tied bi-lingual Kuwait cds & with Aden [10 Nov] transit & Crater/Aden [10 Nov] arrival Date stamps..............................Crater P.O. opened on 1 June 1959 replacing the old Aden Camp P.O.............This item with Crater (Type M2) precedes Proud's earliest date of 1 Jan 60 by 2 months
US$80
[18513]  OMAN - GB…1974 RAF MASIRAH CERTIFIED OFFICIAL…  1974 (Sep 19)
[18513]  OMAN - GB…1974 RAF MASIRAH CERTIFIED OFFICIAL…  1974 (Sep 19)
[18513] OMAN - GB…1974 RAF MASIRAH CERTIFIED OFFICIAL… 1974 (Sep 19) On Her Majesty's Service stampless envelope to O.C. RAF Marham, Kings Lynn cancelled F.P.O. 953 cds & with violet unframed Certified Official overlaid by oval R.A.F. /19 Sep 1974 /Masirah hand stamps .....Masirah an island off the coast of Oman was used by the British RAF until 31 March 1977.
US$70
[16882]  ZANZIBAR - MOZAMBIQUE ...-S.M.S. SEEADLER c/o GERMAN CONSULATE at LOURENCO MARQUES..  1895 (Dec 14)
[16882]  ZANZIBAR - MOZAMBIQUE ...-S.M.S. SEEADLER c/o GERMAN CONSULATE at LOURENCO MARQUES..  1895 (Dec 14)
[16882] ZANZIBAR - MOZAMBIQUE ...-S.M.S. SEEADLER c/o GERMAN CONSULATE at LOURENCO MARQUES.. 1895 (Dec 14) India 1a on ½a Stationary card Overprinted Zanzibar with very light almost invisible vertical crease to S.M.S. Seeadler c/o German Consulate, Louremco Marques, Delago Bay cancelled belted Zanzibar cds .............S.M.S. Steeadler arrived Aden 20 June 1893 & remained stationed there working in the East Africa station until recalled to Germany in May 1898
US$200
[14818]  ADEN - GB….WW1 MALAY STATE GUIDES…  1915 (Jan 20)
[14818]  ADEN - GB….WW1 MALAY STATE GUIDES…  1915 (Jan 20)
[14818] ADEN - GB….WW1 MALAY STATE GUIDES… 1915 (Jan 20) stampless envelope to London endorsed On Field Service, R. Golding Lieut, Malay States Guides cancelled on reverse Indian FPO 324 cds & with violet cogwheel Passed Censor /No A-39 /Aden hand stamp ………………...Very scarce
US$600
[14030]  FRANCE - ADEN & FORWARDED to YEMEN…..  1904 (Aug 22)
[14030]  FRANCE - ADEN & FORWARDED to YEMEN…..  1904 (Aug 22)
[14030] FRANCE - ADEN & FORWARDED to YEMEN….. 1904 (Aug 22) Coloured postcard of Louhan town with crease to top left to Aden Camp with red ink manuscript "Gone to Hodeida" bearing pair 5c tied Louhans cds & with Aden (5 Sep) + Aden Camp (11 Sep) + Aden (11 Sep) transit & Hodeida (13 Sep) arrival cds with all date stamps on face
US$400
[14020]  EGYPT - SOMALILAND….INGOING to HMS HARRIER 3rd SOMALILAND CAMPAIGN ...  1902 (Nov 16)
[14020]  EGYPT - SOMALILAND….INGOING to HMS HARRIER 3rd SOMALILAND CAMPAIGN ...  1902 (Nov 16)
[14020] EGYPT - SOMALILAND….INGOING to HMS HARRIER 3rd SOMALILAND CAMPAIGN ... 1902 (Nov 16) Egypt 4m Stationary card with sunlight stain affecting top half cancelled Port Said (17 Nov) cds datelined from H.B.M. Consulate, Port Said to S. Bennett R.N., Paymaster, HMS "Harrier", Aden, regarding receipt of £5 in postal orders redirected in manuscript to Berbera with partial Aden (22 Nov) cds & Berbera thimble (25 Nov) cds used by the Indian P.O.............................Despite water or sunlight staining a rare item used to a Naval vessel during the 3rd Campaign (4 Nov 02-3 Jul 03) against the mad Mullah with the crew of 150 sailors & officers of HMS Harrier being awarded the Somaliland 1902-04 campaign medal
US$1250
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[14823] YEMEN - ITALY…WW2 TRANSIT CENSORED in ADEN... circa 1942-43 Plain envelope to Rome bearing on reverse 6b tied Taiz cds & endorsed “Via Aden” with Opened By /Examiner F/ label with black circular 102 Censor hand stamp tying label & with Egyptian M censor hand stamp in black
US$500
[18015]  MUSCAT - GB…WW1 INDIAN FORCES  1915 (Nov 9)
[18015]  MUSCAT - GB…WW1 INDIAN FORCES  1915 (Nov 9)
[18015] MUSCAT - GB…WW1 INDIAN FORCES 1915 (Nov 9) Plain envelope to Amersham, Bucks & forwarded to Battersea Park, London from G.D.C. Beams cancelled on reverse single ring Muscat cds & with Amersham (1 Dec) transit cds & with on face rare circular violet Passed /M /Censor applied at Muscat & with Amersham (2 Dec) cds .............By 1914 there was a small Indian contingent at Muscat commanded by British Officers. This was reinforced in October 1914, and in Jan 1915 they subdued a Turkish inspired rebellion & attack on the town. The mail of this small force being transmitted through the civil P.O. with the Muscat force using the distinctive type of rare "M" Censor handstamp
US$1250
[16332]  KUWAIT - FRANCE.... 1994 FRENCH FORCES in GULF WAR  1991 (Apr 4)
[16332]  KUWAIT - FRANCE.... 1994 FRENCH FORCES in GULF WAR  1991 (Apr 4)
[16332] KUWAIT - FRANCE.... 1994 FRENCH FORCES in GULF WAR 1991 (Apr 4) Airmail envelope to Gory Saint Andre from Paczer Laurent, Detachment ACCT, SP 85790, 00875 Armees cancelled on arrival Paris Armees 01/00481 23f meter date stamp with incorrect year slug 1994 for 1991 & with on back Bureau Postal Militaire /640 [7 Feb 91] despath cds ..................... On 2 Aug 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait & on 29 Nov UN Security Council sanctioned force against Iraq if they did not withdraw by 15 Jan 1991. On the 16 Jan 1991 the Allied coalition military forces Operation Desert Storm offensive began which officially ended 28 Feb 1991 although guerilla warfare continued and still remains to this day
US$100
[16972]  QATAR - NEW ZEALAND....REGISTERED from DOHA...  1988 (Jan 26)
[16972]  QATAR - NEW ZEALAND....REGISTERED from DOHA...  1988 (Jan 26)
[16972] QATAR - NEW ZEALAND....REGISTERED from DOHA... 1988 (Jan 26) Plain envelope registered to Brown's Bay, Auckland from The British Bank of the Middle East bearing pair 5r + single 4r tied Doha 8 cds & with matching Doha registration label No 001846 with on reverse octagonal NZ /Brown's Bay /30 Jan 1988 /Postman arrival date stamp ...........Unusual destination from here
US$50
[14950]  CEYLON - ADEN [WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED]  1918 (Aug 3)
[14950]  CEYLON - ADEN [WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED]  1918 (Aug 3)
[14950] CEYLON - ADEN [WW1 DOUBLE CENSORED] 1918 (Aug 3) Ceylon 10c Registered envelope to Aden uprated with pair 3c tied Colombo Courts cds & with matching Registration label No 498 + circular Passed /Colombo /Censor hand stamp overlaid by scarce Aden large P/105 censor hand stamp both in violet .........Scarce item & destination
US$700
[15123]  OMAN - IRELAND.....BRITISH FORCES DURING DHOFAR WAR 1965-75  1970 (Dec 4)
[15123]  OMAN - IRELAND.....BRITISH FORCES DURING DHOFAR WAR 1965-75  1970 (Dec 4)
[15123] OMAN - IRELAND.....BRITISH FORCES DURING DHOFAR WAR 1965-75 1970 (Dec 4) Coloured picture postcard showing Camels and Riders-Bahrain to Belfast & datelined The Muscat Regt, Nizwa bearing GB 5d tied in transit by FPO 1 machine date stamp at Al Muharraq, Bahrain & with boxed Received /8 Dec 1970 /Ferguson & McIlween hand stamp in black ......In 1962 a major rebellion broke out against the Sultan in the SW province of Dhofar due to disatisfaction by the people of the fuedal Sultans distribution of wealth accruing from increasing oil revenue. By 1965 the Dhofar Liberation Front was beginning to get support from insurgent forces in Aden, however the British pulled out of Aden in 1967 thus giving way to substantial support from South Yemen, formally Aden, this continued until the sultan was deposed by his son who with additional aid from the British ended the problems in December 1975.
US$200
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