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[20378]  UGANDA - USA…WW2 REGISTERED AIRMAIL via LAGOS…  1944 (Dec 11)
[20378]  UGANDA - USA…WW2 REGISTERED AIRMAIL via LAGOS…  1944 (Dec 11)
[20378] UGANDA - USA…WW2 REGISTERED AIRMAIL via LAGOS… 1944 (Dec 11) Plain envelope registered airmail to New York endorsed in red crayon Via Lagos U.S.A. bearing KUT 2/- & 1/- with a further 2 x 1/- on reverse making a 5/- rate tied Tororo cds & with matching registration label No 446 & on reverse Tororo (11 Dec) despatch + Registered Kampala (15 Dec) + Maimi Fla (13 Jan 45) + New York N.Y. Sta /Registered (23 Jan) transit & New York N.Y. /Regy (24 Dec) arrival date stamps. ................................................................................................ WW2 airmail via the Trans Africa route is more difficult than it is given credit for.
US$130
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346] GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK… 1952 (Dec 13) The Editor, R.A.S.C. Journal, Buller Barracks, Aldershot, Printed Papers-Reduced Rate printed wrapper to P/393290 Lieut W.D. Skottowe, RASC to E.A. Command with Aldershot Paid 1˝d meter cancel & with violet circular Command Pay Office /Post Section / Nairobi handstamp & on reverse Mackinnon Road/Kenya (29 Jan 1953) cds + framed Officer I/C Records /29 Jan 1953 / East Africa Command + Nairobi Kenya (30 Jan) cds then returned War Office with on face W.O. Form 18 redirected by the War Office label imprinted (ӿ 40432) Wt.46169/7021 50,000 4/50 A. & E. W. Ltd. Gp.698 J/A387 label cancelled oval Records /War Office /Driotwich to c/o A.B. Skottowe Esq, Ealing, London W.13 with on reverse unframed O.D.C. /20 Feb 1953 /War Office & framed War Office /25 Feb 1953 /Records /Droitwich handstamps. ............................................................................................... Well travelled meter cancelled RASC wrapper with relatively small print 50,000 of War Office Redirection label.
US$100
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345] GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION… 1947 (Mar 14) Printed stampless airmail envelope complete wth letter endorsed POW mail to Erwin Baumann, B 228558, Racecourse Camp, No 74 POW Camp, Tarporley, Cheshire cancelled Belsnitz (Erzgebi) (15 Mar) cds & with red crayon deleting address + blue crayon 23 & very fine violet unframed Addressee /Repatriated /Return to Sender handstamp
US$130
[20348]  SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED…  1941 (Oct 2)
[20348]  SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED…  1941 (Oct 2)
[20348] SOUTH AFRICA - HONG KONG …WW2 REGISTERED, NOT KNOWN & RETURNED… 1941 (Oct 2) Plain envelope by Registered airmail to Chinese Seaman Leung Yook Chau,Yamaichi, Hong Kong from Tom Lang, Fireman Dept., S.S. Tyndarius, c/o Blue Funnel Line, Caprtown bearing on reverse South Africa Nurse & Ambulance 1d + Electic Welding 6d & Wlderbeest 1/- tied Cape Town cds & with Capetown (2 Oct) + Hong Kong (17 Nov) + Registered /Hong Kong (18 Nov) transit & Returned Letter Capetown (17 Jan 1942) cds & on face Capetown No 1870 Registration label, various Chinese vernacular annotations + blacl framed Retour & Inconnu /Not Known handstamps. .............................................................. Scarcer Hong Kong Instructionals
US$250
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335] GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN... 194? (Feb 26) Longer envelope folded down to regular size not affecting any markings originally to The British Law Insurance Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne bearing GV1 dark colours 2˝d tied with a Durham cds. Save Paper & Free Ships, R. R. & Co. Economy Label affixed & tied by rare violet framed Be on your guard /as FIRE damage /Aids the Enemy patriotic handstamp & addressed to Messrs. Dickson , Archer & Thorp, Alnwick, Northumberland bearing light colours 1d tied Newcastle upon Tyne cds with year slug unclear................. A very unusual label & patriotic handstamp.
US$600
[20334]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 POW & RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE …  1945 (Mar 25)
[20334]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 POW & RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE …  1945 (Mar 25)
[20334]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 POW & RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE …  1945 (Mar 25)
[20334] GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 POW & RETURNED BY SWISS POST OFFICE … 1945 (Mar 25) GB GV1 2˝d Stationary envelope uprated with additional 2˝d tied Farnham /Surrey datestamp by airmail to 149009 Lieut. Barnsdale, 111D /V11A, Oflag 79 with PC90 continuous Crowns /Opened By /Examiner /1867 label & with blue crayon X deleting address with on reverse violet framed This Letter has Been Returned By the Swiss Post Office who were unable o Reforward it to Germany because of the Interruption of Communications hand stamp. ............................................................................................... Item with a few spot marks
US$50
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308] EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES.. 1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg'y Div (30 Apr), Benton Harbor (3 May transits & Saint Joseph, Mich (3 May) transits & Saint Joseph (3 May) arrival date stamp. ................................................................................................. Scarce
US$70
[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169] IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER... 1916 (Sep 7) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Field Service to Lieut, 370 Battery RFA, 132 Brigade RFA, 29th Division BEF & forwarded in manu to Etaples with oval Office of Chief Political Officer/I.E.F. "D" hand stamp & on back circular Base Office B cds of despatch & partial circular Passed Censor/D hand stamp + FPO 24 (18 Oct) used by FPO 47 on the Somme arrival cds. ................................................................................................ 29th Division was involved in the Gallipoli campaign moving initially to Egypt after the evacuation in Jan 1916 & later arriving in France in March 1916
US$130
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155] SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA.. 1943 (Sep 16) Plain envelope by airmail to Sergt. Harold Harper, South African POW, POW Camp 54 P.M. 3300 with red crayon Stalag V11 A, Prv 8929 & violet Nicht im Stalag V11 A bearing South African War Economy half size Bantams 3d & 6d tied East London cds & with red on white bi-lingual UC8 (Small) Opened By Censor label tied violet Arms B & with red circular International Red Cross /Geneva transit cachet. ............................................................................................... The Italians surrendered on 8 Sept 1943 & the Germans were quick in transporting allied POW's held by the Italians to Germany that resulted in some confusion over mail, nice item
US$150
[20124]  SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ...   1946 (Jan 19)
[20124]  SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ...   1946 (Jan 19)
[20124] SOUTH AFRICA …POST WW2 INSUFFICIENT ADDRRESS & RETURNED ... 1946 (Jan 19) Plain envelope to H. Lategan, c/o A. Post Office, Durban endorsed Please Forward bearing Victory Peace 2d tied Moselbaai machine datestamp & with blue crayon APO deleted & Address Insufficient with on reverse APO - U - MPK /1 (8 Feb), violet framed APO 1 Return /Undeliverable handstamp & Returned L.O. /Cape town (12 Feb) cds. ................................................................................................ APO 1 located Pine Street, Durban & with 8 Feb 46 being Prouds latest recorded date
US$70
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169]  GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED …  1942 (Mar 20)
[18169] GB - AUSTRALIA...WW2 TRANS PACIFIC AIRMAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED … 1942 (Mar 20) Plain envelope to Sydney endorsed Via USA bearing GV1 definitive 2 x 1/- + 2/6 making 4/6 rate tied Hatfield/Herts date stamp & with red ink manuscript Trans Pacific Service Suspended & violet boxed Undelivered for Reason Stated /Return to Sender handstamp
US$170
[19287]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN…  1945 (Aug 9)
[19287]  BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN…  1945 (Aug 9)
[19287] BRITISH SOMALILAND - USA….. WW2 CENSORED in ADEN… 1945 (Aug 9) Plain envelope to New York bearing GV1 3a tied Hargeisa (10 Aug) cds & with violet oval Postmaster-General's Office / 9 Aug 45 / British Somaliland & black 113 within circle censor hand stamp applied in Aden…..
US$170
[19534]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP…  1940 (Aug 12)
[19534]  NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP…  1940 (Aug 12)
[19534] NEW ZEALAND…WW2 SOMES ISLAND INTERNMENT CAMP… 1940 (Aug 12) Y.M.C.A. New Zealand printed stampless envelope to Secretary of the Aliens Tribunal, Wellington from C.J. Berger, Prisoner of War, Somes Island, cancelled Wellington C.I. cds & with violet framed Exempt from Postage under International Convention regarding Treatment of Prisoners of War hand stamp & circular Passed By Censor N.Z./26
US$200
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590] GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT... 1943 (Nov 15) GB Air Letter to Capt. E. Tuite-Dalton, 2/3 Q.A.O Gurkhas, C.M.F. with "C" deleted in manuscript with red ink " X " either side & 2/3 underlined in red crayon attempting to deliver item & bearing GB 6d tied East Farleigh/ Maidstone cds & with on reverse Indian FPO 15 (24 & 25 Jan 44) cds located Akaki, Cyprus + Base Post Office No 1 /Sor ( 1 Feb) located Egypt transit cds alongside violet framed Last Location at O2E. BRA hand stamp & finally getting delivered with Indian FPO 48 (3 Feb) arrival cds located Deir Suneid, Palestine .....................Nice item
US$200
[20093]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED …  1944 (Jul 4)
[20093]  NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED …  1944 (Jul 4)
[20093] NEW CALEDONIA …WW2 INTERNAL MAIL between SMALLER TOWNS & TAXED … 1944 (Jul 4) Plain envelope with back flap gone, slightly reduced & neat repair to bottom right to Houailou bearing Cagou bird 30c tied Koumac cds & with black T within triangle & blue crayon 1f80 with on reverse Voh (4 Jul) Bourail (6 Jul) Kone (6 Jul) Pouembout (?) transit cds with Chiffre Taxe Stag pair & single 60c postage dues tied Houailou (10 Jul) arrival cds obsuring some of the transit markings. ................................................................................................. Scarce & neat wartime taxed mail between smaller towns
US$130
[20063]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943)
[20063]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943)
[20063] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR… 1943 USA 6c Stationary envelope to Sgt. Mitchell, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin from & military return address of Ft. Bragg, N.C. but endorsed on reverse from civilian with 6c indicia sanitised & blanked out with black ink with alongside violet unframed Stamps Removed By Censor & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label & violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie hand stamp with evidence from stain that transparent US Examined by label had been applied + Camp McCoy Wis (Oct 1943) arrival date stamp. ................................................................................................ This sanitation & Removed by Censor hand stamp is new to me, presumably civilians were not permitted to use U.S. issued stationary !
US$150
[20062]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 (Oct 28)
[20062]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR…  1943 (Oct 28)
[20062] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 AIRMAIL STAMP REMOVED BY CENSOR… 1943 (Oct 28) USA 6c Stationary envelope to Dearborn, Michigan with 6c indicia sanitised & cut away & bearing Cagou bird 4f tied Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie cds & with black on pink Ouvert par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label tied violet circular Alliee /10 /Nouvelle Caledonie, unframed Air Mail Stamp Removed by Censor hand stamps. ................................................................................................ This sanitation & Removed by Censor hand stamp is new to me, presumably civilians were not permitted to use U.S. issued stationary !
US$170
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055] NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH… 1940 (May 14) Plain envelope registered to Paris bearing 1939 local motives issue Capt. Cook & Ship marginal single 3f tied Noumea/Nouvelle Caledonie cds, R /Noumea (N. - C. ) /No 629 registration label,Intercepted by British with PC90 Opened By /Examiner 5170 label with blue crayon Condemned & T.44 & violet unframed Released hand stamp. ............................................................................................. Although addressed innocently to a female the crayon T.44 denotes it was referred to Trade censorship found to be not so innnocent, condemned & released at wars end.
US$350
[20059]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE…  1942? (Aug)
[20059]  NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE…  1942? (Aug)
[20059] NEW CALEDONIA - USA …WW2 SERVICE SANITAIRE… 1942? (Aug) Plain stampless envelope used internally to Noumea & with violet framed Service Sanitaire & Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie (22 Aug) arrival cds. .................................................................................................Service Sanitaire is a scarcer marking & known applied to mail from the Leper Hospital at Ducos
US$80
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051] MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS… 1943 (Aug 21) Plain envelope to International Red Cross, Geneva bearing Monaco Prince Louis 4f tied Monte Carlo date stamp & with red 34 over 111 within circle + unframed 8 + framed 17 over 3 hand stamps of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per Censura label tied red circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111. ............................................................................................... Very scarce cover ...Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$400
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