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[19720]  B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES….  1951 (Oct 2)
[19720]  B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES….  1951 (Oct 2)
[19720] B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES…. 1951 (Oct 2) Plain pink coloured envelope to H.Q. - G of T., Tripoli bearing GB GV1 2˝d pale scarlet overprinted B. A. /Tripolitania /5 /M.A.L. tied scarce Tarhuna /Misurata cds & on reverse Tripoli /Corres Pacchi (2 Oct) transit & Tripoli No 2 (4 Oct) arrival cds & with smudged violet circular - - -dio di Tarhuna /Ufficio Stado Civile administrative cachet ........................................... Tarhuna located 65 km (40 mile) S.E. of Tripoli has a population estimated in 2011 to be 13264. Mail from here while under British Administration is scarce
US$230
[18765]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR.....  1943 (May 3)
[18765]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR.....  1943 (May 3)
[18765] ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR..... 1943 (May 3) Hanshraj Thakardas General Merchants printed envelope to Somalia Trading Co., Mombasa bearing GB 5d Overprinted E.A.F. tied Mogadiscio cds in blue & with Opened By Censor label (Henning EAL 200) + scarce violet circular Passed /E.A. / Base /Censor (Henning EA B6) & with E.A. APO 86 (28 May) arrival cds with on reverse small violet A 17 within circle ........... ..................... It seems that this item which likely went by sea & would have been landed at Mombasa was sent to the Base at Nairobi for examination evidenced by the Censor label, Base Censor mark & small A 17 which is only known on items handled by the Base Censor
US$250
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854] ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1944 (Mar 7) Plain envelope by airmail to International red Cross, Geneva bearing GB GV1 1/- + 1d + 2˝d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with black circular bi-lingual Censorship /Dept 87 applied in Egypt + red Ax within circle applied by the Germans in Paris plus on reverse PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37571 label (CCSG IVb) tied Asmara Ferrovia cds & Lisbon (5 Apr) transit + unframed violet 2841 hand stamp ................................................................. The PC 90 label with number ZZ 37571 is not recorded by the CCSG as at 2000 & the earliest recorded date of any type IVb label is 8 Jul 44 This is 4 months earlier
US$200
[18496]  B.O.F.I.C. - GB…M.E.F. in LIBYA NOT TO BE FOUND RETURN TO SENDER…  1945 (Dec 18)
[18496]  B.O.F.I.C. - GB…M.E.F. in LIBYA NOT TO BE FOUND RETURN TO SENDER…  1945 (Dec 18)
[18496] B.O.F.I.C. - GB…M.E.F. in LIBYA NOT TO BE FOUND RETURN TO SENDER… 1945 (Dec 18) Maurizio Forti, tripoli printed envelope by airmail to Walker, Kempson & Stevens Ltd, Leicester bearing GB 6d & 9d overprinted M.E.F. tied Tripoli cds & with violet 7 within circle + framed Rebut + Retour + faint boxed Undelivered for Reason stated /Return to Sender plus mauve framed Not to be Found /449 + Gone away /449 hand stamps with on reverse Tripoli /Corrisp. E. Pacchi (4 Mar) arrival back in Libya ......
US$300
[17858]  ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1944 (Aug 30)
[17858]  ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1944 (Aug 30)
[17858] ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL... 1944 (Aug 30) Airmail envelope with vertical crease only seen on back to Asmara bearing Haile Salassie pair 25c + single 20c tied Addis Abeba cds & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner / ZZ 37981 label of British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies & with Asmara Ferrovia (31 Aug) arrival cds ..........Internal mail such as this is seldom offered
US$300
[17579]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1945 (Jan 3)
[17579]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1945 (Jan 3)
[17579] B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA... 1945 (Jan 3) A. Besse, Mogadishu printed envelope with horizontal crease by air mail to Express Transport Co. Ltd., Mombasa bearing GB GV1 9d + 6d 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 Opened By Examiner / Aperto dall' Esamonatore label......
US$330
[17577]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1945 (Apr 3)
[17577]  B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA...   1945 (Apr 3)
[17577] B.O.F.I.C....ITALIAN SOMALILAND CENSORED AIRMAIL to KENYA... 1945 (Apr 3) A. Besse, Mogadishu printed envelope by air mail to Express Transport Co. Ltd., Mombasa bearing GB GV1 2˝d + 3d + 9d overprinted E.A.F. tied belted Mogadiscio cds & with losenge Crown / Passed /YY h/s in violet with manuscript 1 inserted in red crayon......Despite small tear top centre when opened the YY losenge censor is scarce
US$230
[16768]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16768]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16768] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER.. 1941(May 29) Plain env to native Hailoo Affrasa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence Headquarters, 21st Brigade, E A Force, bearing KUT 2 x 10c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s w/unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu c/o 24 Brigade deleted then to 1/2 Bn K.A.R. & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul]arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail to presumably a native soldier]
US$300
[16767]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16767]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16767] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER.. 1941(May 29) Plain env to native Hailou Afrasa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence Headquarters. 21st Brigade, APO E A Force, endorsed on reverse from native written in vernacular native script & bearing KUT pair 10c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s w/on face unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu 21st Brigade deleted & sent c/o 24 Bde HQ deleted then to 1/2 K.A.R. & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul]arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail from presumably a native soldier to another in Harrar Camp]
US$400
[16766]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED..  1941(Jul)
[16766]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED..  1941(Jul)
[16766] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED.. 1941(Jul) Plain env to native Hailu Afrassa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence, 21st EAB, c/o APS Nairobi bearing KUT 20c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s & w/unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu HQ 12(A) Division w/Not in blue crayon deleting it then to 1/2 K.A.R. again deleted & finally Details Mega (Ethiopia) w/circular EA APO 2 [31 Jul] transit d/s & EA APO 2 [30 Sep]arrival d/s so presumably returned ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail to presumably a native soldier]
US$250
[16764]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT..  1941(May 26)
[16764]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT..  1941(May 26)
[16764] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT.. 1941(May 26) Plain env to Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence. c/o Headquarters 21st Brigade, APS East Africa Force & forwarded in blue crayon 24 Bde crossed through & sent c/o Nairobi bearing KUT 20c tied Kikuyu/Kenya d/s & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul] arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia
US$250
[16758]  ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES…  1943(Mar 25)
[16758]  ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES…  1943(Mar 25)
[16758] ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES… 1943(Mar 25) Plain env from Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa to Major. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A. Evacuation, Dire Dawa & forwarded in manu to Mogadiscio bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with EA APO 62 [26 Mar] transit d's & on rev Dire Daoua [28 Mar] + EA APO 62 [3 Apr] + EA APO 75 [3 Apr] transit d/s ... [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$450
[16753]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 3)
[16753]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 3)
[16753] ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942(Aug 3) Plain env to Lieut . L.A. Davison, Air Port Evacuation Camp, Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with EA APO 62 [5 Aug] transit d/s & on rev Dire Daoua [5 Aug] arrival d/s... [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 encountered]
US$350
[16751]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Dec 14)
[16751]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Dec 14)
[16751] ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942(Dec 14) Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa printed env to Capt. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A Evacuation, Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & w/on rev Dire Daoua [16 Oct] transit d/s + EA APO 62 [16 Dec] arrival d/s ... [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$350
[19367]  B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES….  1941 (Jul 14)
[19367]  B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES….  1941 (Jul 14)
[19367] B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES…. 1941 (Jul 14) Captured Italian printed Ala Littoria printed airmail envelope to Natal bank Chambers, Durban bearing combination of India pair 3p + irregular block 3 x GB 3d all tied by faint but readable India FPO /90 cds located at the Fiat Showrooms at Asmara & with violet framed Passed /By /Unit /Censor/ 264 & with on revverse Registered /Durban (28 Jul) arrival cds
US$80
[19193]  ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED...   1944 (Apr 13)
[19193]  ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED...   1944 (Apr 13)
[19193] ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED... 1944 (Apr 13) Longer O.H.M.S. War Economy printed envelope with trivial creases to left side registered to Williamstown, Victoria bearing GB GV1 3d & Pair 5d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro /Raccomandate cds with blank R /4143 label with Asmara C inserted & with violet circle with = O inside (CCSG VIB) alongside black circular bi-lingual 73 /Censorship /Dept applied in Egypt + red on white 3 Opened By Censor label tied violet framed 3 /Passed /By /Censor / 252 & on reverse violet circular Servizi Postali de Elettrici dall Eritrea /Direzione hand stamp across flaps + Asmara Ferrovia Raccomandate /Distribuzione (13 & 14 Apr) + oval Registered /T.P.O. No 1 /Shellal-Halfa (21 Apr) + Cairo (22 Apr) + Registered /Melbourne (2 Jun) transits + violet oval Williamstown /7 Jun 1944 / Post Office arrival date stamps............. An attractive & scarce three country censored item
US$200
[16760]  ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Dec 14)
[16760]  ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Dec 14)
[16760] ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942 (Dec 14) Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa printed envelope with vertical creases to Capt. H. Ebsworth c/o Evacuation Office, Harrar & forwarded in red crayon to Evacuation Camp, Mandera bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba cds & on reverse Dire Daoua (17 Dec) + EA APO 75 (17 Dec) transit 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$750
[19192]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - INDIA…B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED REGISTERED & FOUND OPEN & DAMAGED…  1943 (Oc t 8)
[19192]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - INDIA…B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED REGISTERED & FOUND OPEN & DAMAGED…  1943 (Oc t 8)
[19192] ITALIAN SOMALILAND - INDIA…B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED REGISTERED & FOUND OPEN & DAMAGED… 1943 (Oc t 8) Amgi Giadaugi & Fratelli printed captured Italian envelope with small tear at top registered to Bombay bearing GB 1d & 9d Overprinted E.A.F. & tied Mogasiscio cds & with blank R label with violet Mogadiscio hand stamp & blue crayon 395 inserted. Scarce violet losenge Crown/Passed YY with blue crayon 1 inserted & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner label tied black losenge Crown /Passed /DHC 49 on reverse black on brown P.48.B Post Office/Found Open or Damaged/and Officially Secured label tied Registered/Nairobi (30 Oct) + Registered/Mombasa (31 Oct) transit + Bombay (23 Nov) arrival cds ...............Nice example of damaged mail officially resealed & 46 days in transit
US$370
[19134]  KENYA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND..WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1944 (Nov 28)
[19134]  KENYA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND..WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1944 (Nov 28)
[19134] KENYA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND..WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1944 (Nov 28) O.G. Singer, Nairobi printed envelope by airmail to Mogadishu endorsed "Writtenn in Italian, Price list enclosed in English" bearing KUT 1/- & 30c tied Nairobi cds & with Opened By Censor label with violet 194 added & on arrival violet losenge Crown /Passed /YY hand stamp unusually without any manuscript number insertedreverse Arusha (10 Oct) & on face Norwalk /Conn (21 Nov) transit cds.
US$150
[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
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