Albania - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| ITALY--GB [WW2 RAF with BASE CENSOR] 1944(Mar 17) Plain stampless envelope endorsed from 46959 Flying Officer K. L. Boon RAF to Marden cancelled FPO 531 (17 Mar) cds located at Taranto with FPO 577 (19 Mar) cds located Bari alongside + Base Censor label tied Chief Base Censor / 25 h/s & with RAF Censor 200 [R14] h/s....................[It is believed that FPO 577 was used on mail routed from Albania in 1944]
| ALBANIA - GERMANY...1939 AIRMAIL POSTCARD ITALIAN OCCUPATION... 1939 (Jul 10) Black & white picture postcard showing "National Costume" endorsed via aereo to Braunschweig bearing 15 q + 10 q + 5 q overprinted Mbledbja /Kushtetuese /12 IV-1939 /XV11 (Constitutional Meeting 12 Apr 1939) tied Tirane /Posta Aereo cds ......Albania was invaded by Italy during the brief military campaign launched 7 -12 April 1939 and occupied until the end of WW2 during which time partisans waged virtually ineffective guerilla war.
| ALBANIA - AUSTRIA…1929 REGISTERED via ITALIAN TPO… 1929 (Dec 31) L.J. Weichhart, Durazzo printed envelope registered to Wien bearing 1928 Overprint definitives 10 lek & 2 lek (Mi 191 & 189) plus 1928 Definitives overprinted 15 lek pair & single 10 lek (Mi 170 & 169) with on reverse a further marginal 15 lek (Mi 170) all tied Durres /1 cds & with blank R /223 Registration label & with on reverse Udine /Ferrova Racc (31 Dec) + Bari (2 Jan 30) + Amb Pescara - Milano 170 /Sez. A. (2 Jan) transit date stamps .............Very attractive cover
| ITALY - ALBANIA …WW2 UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Feb 12) Ala Littoria printed airmail envelope to italian captain, Special da Campo 101, Posta Militare 207 bearing Italy Pegasus 50c & Umbero 50c tied Siena cds & with violet unframed Al Mittente /Per Eventi Bellici (Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) hand stamp ........................
Scarce to Italian forces in involved in attacks on Albania & Greece. The Italians suffered greatly during these events losing a considerable number of men and an immense quantity of war supplies, equipment and munitions