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[20068]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 TO FREE FRENCH FORCES in LONDON…  1942 (Sep 24)
[20068]  NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 TO FREE FRENCH FORCES in LONDON…  1942 (Sep 24)
[20068] NEW CALEDONIA - GB …WW2 TO FREE FRENCH FORCES in LONDON… 1942 (Sep 24) Plain envelope to Free French Commissariat Nationale a"la Guerre, Dolphin Square, London S.W.1 with return address of H. Gilon, F 125, c/o GPO London bearing Cagou bird 2.50f tied Noumea cds & with black on green Ouvert Par la Censure - Nouvelle-Caledonie label tied violet circular Censure Alliee /8/Nouvelle Caledonie, oppposite side stained from where transparent U.S. Examined By tape has been lost, red framed Commissariat Nationale /A La Guerre /Courier Arrivee arrival dated 13 Aug 1943 cachet & on back partial Poste Aux Armees FFL /B.C.M. 7 (13 Aug 43) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ Scarce item that appears to have sailed via the USA & taking almost 11 months to reach destination
US$250
[19910]  IRELAND - GB.."D" LANDINGS using APO ENGLAND..  1944 (Jun 26)
[19910]  IRELAND - GB.."D" LANDINGS using APO ENGLAND..  1944 (Jun 26)
[19910]  IRELAND - GB.."D" LANDINGS using APO ENGLAND..  1944 (Jun 26)
[19910]  IRELAND - GB.."D" LANDINGS using APO ENGLAND..  1944 (Jun 26)
[19910] IRELAND - GB.."D" LANDINGS using APO ENGLAND.. 1944 (Jun 26) Plain envelope to London together with letter strangely written in German! From A. Bryant, 539 Coy RASC, APO England bearing GV1 defiitive 2˝d tied partial Belfast cds & with red Crown over circular Passed By Censor /2323 hand stamp …… An interesting & strange item Bryant's army number appears to have too many digits & even if the first & last are brackets it's still too high... APO England was an undercover address for security purposes used during the build up & during the initial stages of the "D" day Normandy landings ................................................ ..............................................Odd item that further research could pay dividends.
US$100
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721]  PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE …  1940 (May 15)
[19721] PALESTINE - ITALY...WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL RETURNED to SENDER with CENSORS ENCLOSURE … 1940 (May 15) Plain envelope with small amount of removable foxing to Milan, Italy bearing Dome of the Rock 15m tied Tel Aviv date stamp & with red on white PC 22 Opened By /Censor / 70-8333 label tied violet boxed Palestine /Opened and /Passed By /Censor /No ... & with green on white PC 23 Returned to Sender /by the Censor /for Reason Explained in /Memorandum Enclosed /in this Cover /31536 - 5000 - 12.3.40 - G.C.P. plus Censor enclosure Form PCT/33, Tel Aviv/Jaffa Postal Censorship stating letter is returned since there is reason to believe it is destined for enemy territory ................................................................. Italy did not enter the war until 10 Jun 40 so this is a rare example of trying to use a neutral country & intermediary to communicate with an enemy or enemy occupied country outside of the proper channels & can therefore be classified as Undercover mail i.e. mail that does not show the true destination..
US$750
[19704]  POLAND - PORTUGAL…GENERAL GOVERNMENT REGISTERED to UNDERCOVER ADDRESS…  1941 (Jul 13 )
[19704]  POLAND - PORTUGAL…GENERAL GOVERNMENT REGISTERED to UNDERCOVER ADDRESS…  1941 (Jul 13 )
[19704] POLAND - PORTUGAL…GENERAL GOVERNMENT REGISTERED to UNDERCOVER ADDRESS… 1941 (Jul 13 ) Plain envelope with vertical crease & edge wear registered to Rue Das Amoreiras 105, Lisbon Central (Polish Legation) & forwarded in red ink & green crayon to Polish military unit P/82 bearing 10g & 1zl tied Sandomierz belted cds & with damaged registration label No 270 & with red A over d hand stamp of the Munich censor plus violet 46 within circle with on reverse Lisboa Norte (25 Jul) transit & Lisboa Central (25 Jul) arrival cds................... An interesting item of Undercover mail via the Polish legation who forwarded mail from Poland to Polish Free Forces. Sandomierz a smaller town suffered through the holocuast with most of the Jewish population perishing at Belzec & Treblinka, the town was liberated & then occupied by the Russians in August 1944 see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandomierz
US$50
[19320]  POLAND - PORTUGAL…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT UNDERCOVER MAIL…  1944 (Jun 27)
[19320]  POLAND - PORTUGAL…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT UNDERCOVER MAIL…  1944 (Jun 27)
[19320] POLAND - PORTUGAL…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT UNDERCOVER MAIL… 1944 (Jun 27) Pre printed & addressed parcel card with horizontal crease to Rua do Moinho de Vento 12, Caldas Da Rainha bearing Germany Hitler Head 15pf tied Kattowitz cds & with red circular Gepruft /Obercommando der Wehrmacht /Eagle Swastika + boxed 2535 & black § German censorship marks plus Lisbon (4 Jul) transit + C.T.T. /Caldas de Rainha (5 Jul)arrival date stamps & red framed W. Kartotece D.J.W. W.B. /Referat R. Wojsk /Nie Figuruje with ink date 17/X1 44 roughly translating as "Name not registered in D.J.W.W.B. files with on reverse violet framed Polskik Mitet /Delegatura W. Caldas da Rainha /M.O.S.W. /Lista No..... No... with red ink 86 & 737 inserted & dated 20 Jul 1944 translates roughly as Polish Committee Delegation at Caldas da Rainha ............................................................................................... The office at Caldas da Rainha acted as the Polish Welfare Committee for the transmission of parcels between Poland and Polish forces in GB
US$170
[18980]  FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506…  1941 (Sep 5)
[18980]  FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506…  1941 (Sep 5)
[18980] FRANCE - PORTUGAL - GB….THOMAS COOK BOX 506… 1941 (Sep 5) Printed airmail envelope to Thomas Cook Travelling Office P.O. Box 506 Lisbon bearing Hotel -Dieu de Beaune 1443 5f + Iris 1.50f tied St. Jean Cap Ferrat /Alpes Maritimes cds & with PC90 Opened By/Examiner 430 imprinted 51-400 A.L. label & on reverse Lisbon (28 Sep) transit date stamp
US$170
[18875]  HUNGARY - GB via PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL THOMAS COOK BOX 506..  1943(Mar)
[18875]  HUNGARY - GB via PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL THOMAS COOK BOX 506..  1943(Mar)
[18875] HUNGARY - GB via PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL THOMAS COOK BOX 506.. 1943(Mar) Plain envelope to P.O. Box 506, Lissabon bearing Hungary 50f & with on back Lissabon (19 Mar) transit date stamp with on face Yellow label tied violet oval Thomas Cook & Sons Ltd. /M /2 Apr 1943 /Berkeley St. W.1 hand stamp to Anne Lukacs, Crowborough, Sussex with partial Feldontva label tied black circular Hungarian censor hand stamp & PC90 Opened By /Examiner 1329 label with GB 2˝d perfin TC tied London W.1 (2 Apr).............................................. Thomas cook yellow labels on Hungarian mail are scarce
US$450
[17914]  PORTUGAL - HOLLAND...WW2 POLISH RED CROSS UNDERCOVER MAIL...  1941 (Dec 26)
[17914]  PORTUGAL - HOLLAND...WW2 POLISH RED CROSS UNDERCOVER MAIL...  1941 (Dec 26)
[17914] PORTUGAL - HOLLAND...WW2 POLISH RED CROSS UNDERCOVER MAIL... 1941 (Dec 26) Plain envelope by airmail to Utrecht endorsed from J.W.H. Van Boremus, Rue Alexandre Herculano, Lisboa bearing pair 1$75 tied Lisboa cds & with Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht ..B.. Label tied by circular Eagle swastika handstamp in violet .................Rue Alexandre Herculano was a WW2 undercover address for the Polish Red Cross & outgoing mail from Lisbon is many times scarcer than incoming..
US$250
[17643]  GERMANY - PORTUGAL....WW2 POW to FREE POLISH FORCES UNDERCOVER ADDRESS...  1944 (Oct 10)
[17643]  GERMANY - PORTUGAL....WW2 POW to FREE POLISH FORCES UNDERCOVER ADDRESS...  1944 (Oct 10)
[17643] GERMANY - PORTUGAL....WW2 POW to FREE POLISH FORCES UNDERCOVER ADDRESS... 1944 (Oct 10) Kriegsgefangenenpost printed POW stampless card to Rua Sivia Carvalha, Lisbon (Undercover address used by Free Polish Forces)from POW in Oflag V11 A located Murnau cancelled Mute (12 Oct) cds & with boxed Oflag V11 A /12 /Gepruft h/s in violet + Lisbon Central (29 Nov) transit cds & various manuscript annotations + P /90 in red crayon .....Scarce & dangerous mail for the writer if found out, to Polish Free Forces undercover address in Lisbon
US$150
[16294]  FRANCE-PORTUGAL…THOMAS COOK BOX 506 MULTIPLE CENSORSHIP..  1941 (Mar 18)
[16294]  FRANCE-PORTUGAL…THOMAS COOK BOX 506 MULTIPLE CENSORSHIP..  1941 (Mar 18)
[16294] FRANCE-PORTUGAL…THOMAS COOK BOX 506 MULTIPLE CENSORSHIP.. 1941 (Mar 18) Plain envelope to Postbox 506 Lisbon bearing France 2.50f tied St Porquier cds & opened & resealed on 3 sides with along top blue chemical streak test with pink numeral both tied by Plain white label & on left PC90 Opened By /Examiner 1561 label & on opposite side black on brown multiple crowns label used for special censorship attention with on reverse Lisbon [10 Apr]transit date stamp ...................... Clearly something aroused the Censors interest
US$330
[16235]  MOROCCO-GB..WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL to FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE..  1944(Oct? 18)
[16235]  MOROCCO-GB..WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL to FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE..  1944(Oct? 18)
[16235] MOROCCO-GB..WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL to FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE.. 1944(Oct? 18) Plain env by airmail to soldat Gustav Henry c/o Box 236, London EC1 w/manu 10 AFU added in blue crayon bearing 4.50f & 4f tied ?/Maroc d/s & w/partial black on green Controle label tied pointed oval Ouvert/YA/Par Les Autorites Du Controle h/s in red & on opp side Continuous Crowns/Opened By/Examiner 7547/PC90 label & w/on rev unframed 64 h/s in violet...........................P.O. Box 236 was the undercover address for the Free French Air Force
US$170
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[16234] ARGENTINA-GB…WW2 UNDERCOVER MAIL REGISTERED & FORWARDED to RAF SQN 460.. 1943 Airmail env registered to Arthur Harold Mountford, River Plate Commitee, River Plate Ho., 70 Finsbury circus, London & forwarded to 1808570 AC2 Mountford c/o Post Office RAF Stn. Bicester Oxon then forwarded again w/RAF Form No 1674 tied by Bicester/Oxon [12 Apr] transit d/s to 460 Sqn Breighton Nr Selby, bearing 1p & 20c tied incomplete Argentine d/s & w/black on white R. Argentina/Parana provisional registration label w/R No 70945 h/s in black inserted & w/transparent Examined By/5165 tape & on opp. side PC90 Opened By/Examiner 6225 label & w/on rev New York [15 Mar] & oval Moorgate/4/Registered/B.O. E.C 2 [undated] transit d/s......................River Plate Ho. was the undercover address for volunteers from South America serving with British forces
US$130
[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
[12927]  CHILE-SWEDEN…WW1 INTERNED GERMAN SHIP..  1919(Apr 8)
[12927]  CHILE-SWEDEN…WW1 INTERNED GERMAN SHIP..  1919(Apr 8)
[12927] CHILE-SWEDEN…WW1 INTERNED GERMAN SHIP.. 1919(Apr 8) 2c Stationary env registered to German undercover forwarding agent in Stockholm from Franz Steiner, sailor on interned German supply ship "Gluckstadt" at Taltal uprated w/addl 20c, 10c & 4c [2]tied Cerificado/Taltal d/s & w/boxed C/Taltal No registration h/s in violet w/manu 294 inserted, Intercepted by British & w/Opened By/Censor/4572 label & on rev Valparaiso [16 Apr] & Buenos Aires [21 Apr] transit d/s & Stockholm [2 Jun] arrival d/s
US$600
[12292]  FRANCE-PORTUGAL..WW2 THOMAS COOK PO BOX 506 UNDERCOVER MAIL..  1942(Jun 25)
[12292]  FRANCE-PORTUGAL..WW2 THOMAS COOK PO BOX 506 UNDERCOVER MAIL..  1942(Jun 25)
[12292] FRANCE-PORTUGAL..WW2 THOMAS COOK PO BOX 506 UNDERCOVER MAIL.. 1942(Jun 25) Plain env to Mr Davis PO Box 506 Lisbon bearing Petain 4f tied Loire d/s & w/PC90 Opened By/Examiner 3494 label & w/pencil manu “Delayed/Insuficiently/Addressed" & w/on rev Lisbon [3 Jul] transit d/s so presumably it was the final address instruction that was insufficiently addressed!
US$200
[19319]  POLAND - SWEDEN…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Feb 9)
[19319]  POLAND - SWEDEN…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Feb 9)
[19319] POLAND - SWEDEN…WW2 GENERAL GOVERNMENT CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1944 (Feb 9) German General Government 12pf stationary card to Swedish Red Cross, Stockholm uprated with additional Hitler Head 24pf tied Lemberg (10 Sep) cds & with black Ab within circle plus 2 x Chemical testing swipes....…The Swedish Red Cross are known to have forwarded mail from Poland to Polish forces in GB
US$150
[16232]  GB - IRELAND…WW2 INTELLIGENCE CORPS forwarded to WAR OFFICE…  1941 (Apr 10)
[16232]  GB - IRELAND…WW2 INTELLIGENCE CORPS forwarded to WAR OFFICE…  1941 (Apr 10)
[16232] GB - IRELAND…WW2 INTELLIGENCE CORPS forwarded to WAR OFFICE… 1941 (Apr 10) Plain envelope to 3912944 L/Cpl Dunibell H.E., Intelligence Corps, Winchester & forwarded to 17 F.S. Section, HQ 5 Div. Home Forces & with manuscript ink "Left 17 Section 3/4/41" & returned to Winchester & then forwarded to Room 055 A War Office, Whitehall London bearing 2d & ˝d tied Winchester (10 Apr) overlaid by Winchester (20 Apr) date stamps & with violet triangular Passed By Censor /Crown No 3117 with on reverse on reverse FPO 225 (17 Apr) cds located Northern Ireland................Interesting item bearing overseas 2˝d postage rate which indicates that the writer knew Dunibell had moved but was unsure of where too & thus leaving it too the postal authorities to deliver, Room 55 A was involved with undercover intelligence operations.....
US$250
[16387]  GB - USA...FREE BELGIAN ARMY in EXILE with BLOTTED OUT CANCELS - UNDERCOVER MAIL…  1942 (Jul 9)
[16387]  GB - USA...FREE BELGIAN ARMY in EXILE with BLOTTED OUT CANCELS - UNDERCOVER MAIL…  1942 (Jul 9)
[16387] GB - USA...FREE BELGIAN ARMY in EXILE with BLOTTED OUT CANCELS - UNDERCOVER MAIL… 1942 (Jul 9) Plain envelope by air to New York endorsed from Sigy Neulinger, P.O. Box 218, London bearing 6 x 2d & 2 x ˝d tied Scarborough cds with a poor attempt to obscure location with security blacked out cancellations & with PC90 Opened By /Examiner 1259 label........P.O.Box 218 was the free Belgian forces in exile undercover mail box,,
US$70
[16233]  HUNGARY-PORTUGAL-GB [UNDERCOVER MAIL-BOX 506-DOUBLE CENSORED]  1941(Nov 17)
[16233]  HUNGARY-PORTUGAL-GB [UNDERCOVER MAIL-BOX 506-DOUBLE CENSORED]  1941(Nov 17)
[16233] HUNGARY-PORTUGAL-GB [UNDERCOVER MAIL-BOX 506-DOUBLE CENSORED] 1941(Nov 17) Plain envelope with light vertical crease to Mr Ben Sutcliffe, c/o Post Box 506 Lisbon bearing 50f tied Budapest d/s & w/on rev blue on buff Az 1939. evi IL. tc (Arms) 152 §-an alapulo/H.M. rendelet alapjan felbontva label tied smudged d/s & overlaid by Lisbon [20 Dec] transit d/s & w/PC90 Opened By/Examiner 5,843 label
US$200
[14909]  BELGIUM-PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL..  1943(Apr 14)
[14909]  BELGIUM-PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL..  1943(Apr 14)
[14909] BELGIUM-PORTUGAL...UNDERCOVER MAIL.. 1943(Apr 14) Post card to O.C.A. Rue du Loreto, Lisbonne from J. Vander Steen, Ganshoren bearing pair 50c tied Bruxelles datestamp & censored by circular Wehrmacht censor handstamp & with manuscript Van Der Steen Fernand in red crayon + Lisboa Central (25 Apr) & unframed 26 Abr 1943 transit datestamps + 11 May 1943 arrival handstamp in black...........O.C.A. was Office du Colis Alimentaire at Rue du Loreto 10 in Lisbon used for forwarding mail to Belgian Embassy at 103 Eaton Sq. London
US$100
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