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[20080]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 AIRMAIL to FREE FRENCH in LONDON …  1941 (Oct 11)
[20080]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 AIRMAIL to FREE FRENCH in LONDON …  1941 (Oct 11)
[20080] NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 AIRMAIL to FREE FRENCH in LONDON … 1941 (Oct 11) Printed airmail envelope endorsed Via Panair to Free French Forces Bureau of personnel, Westminster House No 2, Dean Stanley, Londonfrom French Captain bearing Cook & Ship 2.50f + Flying Boat pair 9f tied Noumea cds & with PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1277 label ..........interesting address
US$130
[20076]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 GENERAL DE GAULLE 2 OCEAN AIRMAIL…  1940 (Dec 2 Plain envelope to General De Gaulle, Free French Army, 4 Carlton Gardens, London S.W.1 endorsed By Airmail via New York or Lisbonne bearing 1928 issue Cook & Ship 10f & 5f plus 1939 issue 1.25f tied light Noumea cds & with on reverse Noumea (7 Dec)
[20076]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 GENERAL DE GAULLE 2 OCEAN AIRMAIL…  1940 (Dec 2 Plain envelope to General De Gaulle, Free French Army, 4 Carlton Gardens, London S.W.1 endorsed By Airmail via New York or Lisbonne bearing 1928 issue Cook & Ship 10f & 5f plus 1939 issue 1.25f tied light Noumea cds & with on reverse Noumea (7 Dec)
[20076] NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 GENERAL DE GAULLE 2 OCEAN AIRMAIL… 1940 (Dec 2 Plain envelope to General De Gaulle, Free French Army, 4 Carlton Gardens, London S.W.1 endorsed By Airmail via New York or Lisbonne bearing 1928 issue Cook & Ship 10f & 5f plus 1939 issue 1.25f tied light Noumea cds & with on reverse Noumea (7 Dec) transit cds. ............................................................................................... Interesting item to General De Gaulle's Free French HQ in London
US$130
[20052]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 CENSORED OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN REP. to RAF MEDMENHAM…  1942 (Jun 22)
[20052]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 CENSORED OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN REP. to RAF MEDMENHAM…  1942 (Jun 22)
[20052] NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 CENSORED OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN REP. to RAF MEDMENHAM… 1942 (Jun 22) Commonwealth of Australia, Official Representative, New Caladonia printed envelope to R.A.F. Station, Medmenham, Marlow, Bucks bearing 1939 local motives issue Capt. Cook & Ship 2.50f tied Noumea /Nouvelle Caledonie cds & with violet circular Censure Alliee /Nouvelle Caledonie /6 hand stamp & black on white Examied By / 1634 label applied in San Francisco ............................................................................................... R.A.F. Medmenham was based at Danesfield House specialising in photographic intelligence.....
US$80
[19880]  VIETNAM - THAILAND..THAI FORCES in VIETNAM WAR..  1968 (Jan 24)
[19880]  VIETNAM - THAILAND..THAI FORCES in VIETNAM WAR..  1968 (Jan 24)
[19880]  VIETNAM - THAILAND..THAI FORCES in VIETNAM WAR..  1968 (Jan 24)
[19880]  VIETNAM - THAILAND..THAI FORCES in VIETNAM WAR..  1968 (Jan 24)
[19880] VIETNAM - THAILAND..THAI FORCES in VIETNAM WAR.. 1968 (Jan 24) [Thai year 2411] Stampless envelope endorsed "On Service South Vietnam War" together with letter headed "Deep in the Jungle" which is likely Laos to Usa Khompin, Bangkok from Corporal Prasit Khompin, Volunteer Regt., "Queens Cobras" with partial Bangkok 3 slogan, Yannava, Bangkok 12 (29 Jan 1968) arrival slogan & with on reverse Bangkok (29 Jan 1968) transit date stamp & poor black circular Welfare Military P.O. together with fine violet Volunteer Corps /27 Jan 2511 /Vietnam hand stamp of the Queens Cobras. ................................................................................................ The Volunteer Regt. "Queens Cobras" arrived Vietnam September 1967 & combat operations started the following month....Historically in 1963 Thailand permitted the USA to use Air Bases & Naval establishments during the VN war 1955-75 & later contributed other resources including sending infantry soldiers to Vietnam suffering 1351 deaths. Thai forces were however more involved with the "Secret War" & covert operations in Laos 1964 - 72. The US pulled all ground forces out of Vietnam by 12 August 1972 & Thai - US relations in Bangkok became tender & later soured to the extent that by 1977 all US military personnel & bases were closed.
US$500
[19722]  FRANCE - GB….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ...   1940 (Apr 11)
[19722]  FRANCE - GB….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ...   1940 (Apr 11)
[19722] FRANCE - GB….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ... 1940 (Apr 11) Plain stampless envelope to Mrs Borner, Faversham endorsed on reverse from Lieut. R. Borner, N.E.F. cancelled Poste Aux Armees cds & with alongside manuscript blue crayon framed Censored with initials RSB below ............................. ............................................................................................. N.E.F was a covert operation first muted in September 1939 by Winston Churchill, 1st Lord of The Admiralty to launch floating mines into the River close to Strasburg from where they would float downstream sinking German Shipping & damaging or destroying pontoon bridges across the Rhine. N.E.F., codenamed operation Royal Marine, under Admiral Fitzgerald the Naval Attaché in Paris went to Western France early in 1940 with operations planned to commence in March 1940. Delays occurred due to French Prime Minister Eduard Daladier opposing the plan but his government fell on 19 March being replaced by Paul Reynaud & after both War Cabinet met in London it was agreed to commence operations on 4 April. Daladier now Minister of Defence & still hostile convinced the War Cabinet that the plan could take place if Germany attacked Belgium or France, that attack took place 10 May & nearly 1700 mines were dropped into the Rhine during the 1st week resulting in almost a total stop to water traffic between Karlsruhe & Mainz together with severe damage to a number of pontoon bridges. The N.E.F. now fought a guerrilla type of war retreating to Paris where they launched the remainder of the mines into the Seine to destroy bridges being constructed downstream, they later withdrew to Le Mans & then by truck to St. Malo where the Duke of Westminster's private yacht was commandeered & sailed into Southampton ................. Churchill made great use of this as a propaganda & morale boosting tool as this was the only small success against the mighty
US$300
[18070]  GB - FRANCE….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ...   1940 (Feb 28)
[18070]  GB - FRANCE….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ...   1940 (Feb 28)
[18070] GB - FRANCE….WW2 NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE BRITISH COVERT OPERATION in FRANCE ... 1940 (Feb 28) O.H.M.S. printed envelope to Commanding Officer, N.E.F., Naval Attache, Paris & forwarded to General Commandant 2a 5sme Armee cancelled on reverse Field Post /9 cds & with on face Field Post Office /? (could be 3 Mar) together with violet boxed Transit Ve Armee /Courrier /Arrive /le 7 Mars 1940 /No. with manuscript 2H1091T inserted ............................................................................................. N.E.F was a covert operation first muted in September 1939 by Winston Churchill, 1st Lord of The Admiralty to launch floating mines into the River close to Strasburg from where they would float downstream sinking German Shipping & damaging or destroying pontoon bridges across the Rhine. N.E.F., codenamed operation Royal Marine, under Admiral Fitzgerald the Naval Attache in Paris went to Western France early in 1940 with operations planned to commence in March 1940. Delays occurred due to French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier oppossing the plan but his government fell on 19 March being replaced by Paul Reynaud & after both War Cabinet met in London it was agreed to commence operations on 4 April. Daladier now Minister of Defence & still hostile convinced the War Cabinet that the plan could take place if Germany attacked Belgium or France, that attack took place 10 May & nearly 1700 mines were dropped into the Rhine during the 1st week resulting in almost a total stop to water traffic between Karlruhe & Mainz together with severe damage to a number of pontoon bridges. The N.E.F. now fought a guerrilla type of war retreating to Paris where they launched the remainder of the mines into the Seine to destroy bridges being constructed downstream, they later withdrew to Le Mans & then by truck to St. Malo where the Duke of Westminsters private yacht was commandeered & sailed into Southampton ....Churchill used this to boost morale.
US$550
[17763]  KOREA - USA...1954 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE POST KOREAN WAR...  1954 (Sep ??)
[17763]  KOREA - USA...1954 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE POST KOREAN WAR...  1954 (Sep ??)
[17763] KOREA - USA...1954 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE POST KOREAN WAR... 1954 (Sep ??) [87.9.??] Plain airmail envelope to Kansas from Lieut. June Haugh, Interpretation & Translation Section, 701 ST. Military Intelligence Co., 6531 St. Military Intelligence Bn., APO 157 501(Roka), Taegu bearing Airmail 2 x 25w + Definitives 2 x 10w + single 2w tied Korean vernacular cds & with boxed vernacular Korean hand stamp ......Interesting item from female officer with Intelligence unit
US$170
[17991]  INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL...   1944 (Mar 17)
[17991]  INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL...   1944 (Mar 17)
[17991] INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL... 1944 (Mar 17) Plain stampless envelope using a O.H.M.S. National Economy label to Capt. Rentse c/o Advanced HQ, SEAC with manuscript US in green crayon with on reverse cancelled New Delhi (17 Mar) cds with alongside circular Army Signals /8 Jul GT cds crossed through in pencil & replaced with Army Signals /8 Jul GK cds ....................................................................... Office of Strategic Services later to become C.I.A. was a clandestine USA Government organisation that used agents to penerate enemy occupied territory & gather intelligence etc. Capt Rentse was a Dutch officer serving with O.S.S.
US$200
[17990]  INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL...   1944 (Mar 17)
[17990]  INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL...   1944 (Mar 17)
[17990] INDIA…O.S.S….OFFICE of SRATEGIC SERVICE MAIL... 1944 (Mar 17) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service to Capt. Rentse I.S.T.D. (1) G.H.Q., New Delhi from Capt Larard with circular Unit Censor /B 435 hand stamp & with on reverse Temporary P.O./C-132 (17 Mar) machine date stamp & alongside New Delhi (19 Mar) arrival cds ........... Office of Strategic Services later to become C.I.A. was a clandestine USA Government organisation that used agents to penetrate enemy occupied territory & gather intelligence etc. Capt Rentse was a Dutch officer serving with O.S.S.
US$200
[17833]  VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE...  1967 (Dec 19)
[17833]  VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE...  1967 (Dec 19)
[17833]  VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE...  1967 (Dec 19)
[17833]  VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE...  1967 (Dec 19)
[17833]  VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE...  1967 (Dec 19)
[17833] VIET-NAM...VIET-NAM WAR INGOING MAIL to VIET CONG SOLDIER LATER POW on PICTORIAL ENVELOPE... 1967 (Dec 19) Pictorial illustrated envelope of two Birds on a tree branch together with original letters to Viet Cong soldier with 22md Artillery Company, North Vietnamese Army who was later captured & with typed up Preliminary Evaluation Document completed in pencil pinned to Document Processing Slip showing he was captured 22 Aug 1968, the envelope probably being carried by military courier to the front as many letters were & with poor cds presumably of Hanoi bearing adhesives which have been mutilated possibly by the US authorities when he was captured ...........................This Viet Cong soldier captured 22 August 1968 by the third U.S. Marine Corps Division during operation "Lancaster 11"
US$500
[17467]  KENYA-GB.. WW2 CAPTURED ITALIAN STATIONARY MODIFIED to O.H.M.S....  1942 (Jun 11)
[17467]  KENYA-GB.. WW2 CAPTURED ITALIAN STATIONARY MODIFIED to O.H.M.S....  1942 (Jun 11)
[17467] KENYA-GB.. WW2 CAPTURED ITALIAN STATIONARY MODIFIED to O.H.M.S.... 1942 (Jun 11) Ala Littoria captured Italian Stationary stampless envelope modified bi-lingually for O.H.M.S. use to Bermondsey, London SW1 & cancelled E.A. A.P.O. 2 (11 Jun) cds with oval Political Branch /11 Jun 1942 /E.A.C., H.Q. Nairobi h/s in violet.........
US$170
[17466]  KENYA.. WW2.. INTELLIGENCE PROPAGANDA 2 WAY BROADCAST NAIROBI & CEYLON DOCUMENT NOTIFICATION...  1944 (Mar 18)
[17466]  KENYA.. WW2.. INTELLIGENCE PROPAGANDA 2 WAY BROADCAST NAIROBI & CEYLON DOCUMENT NOTIFICATION...  1944 (Mar 18)
[17466]  KENYA.. WW2.. INTELLIGENCE PROPAGANDA 2 WAY BROADCAST NAIROBI & CEYLON DOCUMENT NOTIFICATION...  1944 (Mar 18)
[17466] KENYA.. WW2.. INTELLIGENCE PROPAGANDA 2 WAY BROADCAST NAIROBI & CEYLON DOCUMENT NOTIFICATION... 1944 (Mar 18) Typed stampless Two-way Broadcast between Nairobi & Colombo document detailing the successful testing carried out between the two radio stations & giving instructions on how to use the facility with the document folded to form a letter & with unframed O.H.M.S. h/s to Mrs E. Walters at Eldoret from Sgt F. Walters at HQ East Africa Command cancelled E.A. /A.P.O. 87 (20 Mar) cds with boxed Intelligence /Propaganda /20 -3 -1944 /No........ /.A.C. Headquarters h/s in violet & on back Eldoret /Kenya (22 Mar) arrival d/s...............fantastic WW2 item
US$200
[17451]  KENYA.. WW2 POLITICAL BRANCH GENERAL HEADQUARTERS...  1942 (Feb 2)
[17451]  KENYA.. WW2 POLITICAL BRANCH GENERAL HEADQUARTERS...  1942 (Feb 2)
[17451] KENYA.. WW2 POLITICAL BRANCH GENERAL HEADQUARTERS... 1942 (Feb 2) Plain stampless envelope to Bermondsey, London SW1 handstamped O.H.M.S. In violet & cancelled E.A. A.P.O. 2 (3 Feb) cds with oval Political Branch /Date 2/2/42 /Middle East /General Headquarters h/s in violet.........
US$150
[17248]  KENYA - ETHIOPIA…...WW2 to POLITICAL HQ & forwarded to EVACUATION CAMP MANDERA BRITISH SOMALILAND…  1942 (Nov 18)
[17248] KENYA - ETHIOPIA…...WW2 to POLITICAL HQ & forwarded to EVACUATION CAMP MANDERA BRITISH SOMALILAND… 1942 (Nov 18) Portion of parcel package 190 x 118mm to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters Nairobi for Political HQ Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Evacuation Camp Mandera bearing high rate KUT 3/- tied Oljoroorok / Kenya cds & with complete Parcel Post number 92 label with Oljoroorok / Kenya (18 Nov) cds .......................... Rare Parcel Post into British Somaliland during this period................................... Note this is not a full envelope it is a portion of a Parcel package
US$550
[16228]  LAOS-USA…1967 CIA COVERT OPERATIONS via AIR AMERICA UNDERCOVER FACILITY during VIETNAM WAR..  1967(Apr 26)
[16228]  LAOS-USA…1967 CIA COVERT OPERATIONS via AIR AMERICA UNDERCOVER FACILITY during VIETNAM WAR..  1967(Apr 26)
[16228] LAOS-USA…1967 CIA COVERT OPERATIONS via AIR AMERICA UNDERCOVER FACILITY during VIETNAM WAR.. 1967(Apr 26) Airmail env to Houston TX from R.J. Stenart, c/o Air America Inc., APO 96352 San Francisco CA bearing Buddhist Art 5k 20k (2) & 50k [SG 204-6] tied Vientiane R.P./Laos d/s............................Air America was established in August 1950 & was covertly owned & operated by the CIA till disbanded 30 June 1976..During this time it supplied & supported US covert operations in S.E. Asia during the Vietnam war.. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_(airline)...
US$300
[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
[13116]  PHILIPPINE Is-CEYLON...US FORCES to O.S.S. AGENT in CEYLON..   1944/5 Airmail envelope to Capt Rentse, Det 404 HQ, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia serving with O.S.S. from Capt Mogensen U.S.A.P. Y 37, APO 75 located Philippines until Feb 1945 bearing USA Transport 6c tied 4 bars mute h/s................ O.S.S.(Office Strategic Services)
[13116]  PHILIPPINE Is-CEYLON...US FORCES to O.S.S. AGENT in CEYLON..   1944/5 Airmail envelope to Capt Rentse, Det 404 HQ, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia serving with O.S.S. from Capt Mogensen U.S.A.P. Y 37, APO 75 located Philippines until Feb 1945 bearing USA Transport 6c tied 4 bars mute h/s................ O.S.S.(Office Strategic Services)
[13116] PHILIPPINE Is-CEYLON...US FORCES to O.S.S. AGENT in CEYLON.. 1944/5 Airmail envelope to Capt Rentse, Det 404 HQ, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia serving with O.S.S. from Capt Mogensen U.S.A.P. Y 37, APO 75 located Philippines until Feb 1945 bearing USA Transport 6c tied 4 bars mute h/s................ O.S.S.(Office Strategic Services) was a secret USA Government organisation that used agents to penetrate enemy occupied territory & gather intelligence etc. Capt Rentse was a Dutch officer serving with O.S.S
US$100
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