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[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
[18636]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 18)
[18636]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 18)
[18636] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Jan 18) Sindacato Italiano Costruzioni Appalti Marittimi printed airmail envelope to Company offices at Chisimao bearing Italy 1 lira & 75c tied Novara Ferrrovia cds & with black unframed Al Mittente /Per Impossibile Inoltrare ( No Possibility of Forwardinng) .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$400
[18635]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Feb 2)
[18635]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Feb 2)
[18635] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Feb 2) Airmail envelope to Aeroporto 419 Squardron P.M. A.O. I. bearing Italy pair 50c & 75c tied Novara /Ferrova cds & with black framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare /Per Eventi Bellici ( Return to Sender Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) hand stamp & with Novara /Arriva (12 Sep) return cds .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$350
[18634]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 24)
[18634]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 24)
[18634] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Jan 24) Airmail envelope to Italian soldier at Posta Militare1002 bearing Italy 1 lira & 25c tied Novara/Ferrovia cds & with Verificato Per Censura label tied black (27) & with framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare Per Eventi Bellici ( Return to Sender Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) hand stamps & Novara (13 Oct) return cds .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$350
[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
[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
[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
[18633]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Mar 8)
[18633]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Mar 8)
[18633] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Mar 8) Airmail envelope to Aeroporto 419 Squardron P.M. A.O. I. bearing Italy 1 lira & 75c tied unclear cds & with black framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare /Per Eventi Bellici ( Return to Sender Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$200
[16757]  ETHIOPIA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND…..WW2 RITISH FORCES O.E.T.A…  1943 (Mar 12)
[16757]  ETHIOPIA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND…..WW2 RITISH FORCES O.E.T.A…  1943 (Mar 12)
[16757] ETHIOPIA - ITALIAN SOMALILAND…..WW2 RITISH FORCES O.E.T.A… 1943 (Mar 12) Plain envelope to Capt. B.C. Shea, c/o Registration of the O.E.T.A Headquarters, Mogadishu bearing Haile Selassie pair 8c & single 4c tied Addis Abeba cds & with on reverse Mogadiscio (3 Apr) 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$500
[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
[14219]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND...DANANE POW CAMP...  1940 (Jul)
[14219] ITALIAN SOMALILAND...DANANE POW CAMP... 1940 (Jul) Photographic postcard taken from the German magazine Stuttgarter illustrierte showing Konzentrationslager at Danane......Not postally used
US$80
[14218]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN & GERMAN POW CAMP at DANANE...  Circa 1940-41 European envelope size 155 x 123 Photograph showing The Camp, Danane Somalia + photographic post card of high Social standing prisoners being guarded by Askaris at Danane.... (2 items not postally used)
[14218]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN & GERMAN POW CAMP at DANANE...  Circa 1940-41 European envelope size 155 x 123 Photograph showing The Camp, Danane Somalia + photographic post card of high Social standing prisoners being guarded by Askaris at Danane.... (2 items not postally used)
[14218] ITALIAN SOMALILAND...ITALIAN & GERMAN POW CAMP at DANANE... Circa 1940-41 European envelope size 155 x 123 Photograph showing The Camp, Danane Somalia + photographic post card of high Social standing prisoners being guarded by Askaris at Danane.... (2 items not postally used)
US$100
[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
[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
[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
[17237]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-ITALIAN SOMALILAND- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA]  1942(Sep 11)
[17237]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-ITALIAN SOMALILAND- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA]  1942(Sep 11)
[17237] KENYA-ETHIOPIA [WW2-POLITICAL HQ-ITALIAN SOMALILAND- AIRPORT CAMP DIRE DAWA] 1942(Sep 11) Plain envelope (small piece gone top left) to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters, Nairobi for Political Headquarters Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Evac Airport Camp Dire Dawa bearing KUT 20c tied Oljorooroi cds with on back E.A. APO 2 (13 Sep) cds + oval double rimmed Political Branch / 13 Sep 1942 / General Headquarters Middle East h/s in violet + on face EA APO 74 (28 Sep) located Mogadishu + EA APO 75 (5 Oct) cds located Harar .......................... Scarce item via Italian Somaliland
US$200
[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
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