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]19599]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 OFFICIAL PRESS PHOTO of BLITZ BOMBING of POST OFFICE...  1940 (Oct 23)
]19599]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 OFFICIAL PRESS PHOTO of BLITZ BOMBING of POST OFFICE...  1940 (Oct 23)
]19599]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 OFFICIAL PRESS PHOTO of BLITZ BOMBING of POST OFFICE...  1940 (Oct 23)
]19599] GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 OFFICIAL PRESS PHOTO of BLITZ BOMBING of POST OFFICE... 1940 (Oct 23) Official 182 x 235 mm Official photograph of Postmen in London P.O. sorting salvaged mail from demolished building entitled "The last of the mail is alvaged from the wrecked building" & with violet framed Certified By /Sport & General / Press Agency / As Passed By Censor /Press and Censorship Bureau hand stamp ......................................................Nice London Blitz collateral item with the censor marking not listed by CCSG as at 2011
US$80
[19595]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 BLITZ DAMAGED & DELAYED PROOF or SPECIMEN HAND STAMPS...  Circa 1941 (May)
[19595]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 BLITZ DAMAGED & DELAYED PROOF or SPECIMEN HAND STAMPS...  Circa 1941 (May)
[19595] GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 BLITZ DAMAGED & DELAYED PROOF or SPECIMEN HAND STAMPS... Circa 1941 (May) GB GV1 2½d Stationary envelope not cancelled or addressed with Proof or Specimen impressions of black Damaged as a Result /of Enemy Action & Delayed By /Bomb /Enemy Action hand stamps ............ An interesting item connected to the Blitz
US$130
[18422]  NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED ..   1917 (Mar 23)
[18422]  NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED ..   1917 (Mar 23)
[18422] NEW ZEALAND - FRANCE....WW1 REDIRECTED KILLED IN ACTION & RETURNED .. 1917 (Mar 23) Plain envelope bearing 1d Dominion tied Tahora square circle to 27101 Sgt L.F. Smith, C ameroon Highlanders & forwarded with manuscript red ink to Gordon Highlanders & with X 1/6 Gordons plus "Killed in Action" with on reverse Wangamomona /N.Z. + Field Post Office /168 transit & Dead Letter Office /N.Z. (5 Oct) together with scarce green boxed "This Letter was Received in the New Zealand Army Correspondence Dead Letter Office in the Present Damaged Condition" hand stamp .....Adhesive damaged & envelope worn & stained reflecting the 196 days in transit on the war torn sad journey
US$300
[17873]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17873]  GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ...   1935 (Dec 24)
[17873] GB - AUSTRALIA...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "CITY OF KHARTOUM" ... 1935 (Dec 24) Plain envelope by airmail to Melbourne from Bristol with adhesive washed off & water stained & with on back unframed received at G.P.O. Melbourne /Damaged by water hand stamp above P.M. 9 /Postmaster General's Department / Found Open /Officially Sealed / Sch. C.1192 - 8/1934 label tied Melbourne 19 /Vic (19 Jan 1936) cds .................. Airmails for the Middle East & Eastwards to Australia leaving London on 28 December were transferred to Imperial Airways City of Khartoum at Brindisi. On the approach to Alexandria the flying boat ran out of fuel and crashed. The Captain plus 2 passengers survived with 3 crew & 9 passengers who did not.
US$100
[17872]  GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from AIR LINER "BOADICEA" ...   1936 (Sep 24)
[17872]  GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from AIR LINER "BOADICEA" ...   1936 (Sep 24)
[17872]  GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from AIR LINER "BOADICEA" ...   1936 (Sep 24)
[17872] GB -INDIA...SALVAGED from AIR LINER "BOADICEA" ... 1936 (Sep 24) Plain envelope by airmail to Abbottabad, NW Frontier, India bearing GV 6d tied Kilburn NW6 cds with water stains & shrinkage + mimeographed typed " The accompanying package which was /washed ashore on the coast of England /was apparently conveyed by Imperial /Airways Airplane "Boadicea" which left /Croydon on the 24th September and failed /to arrive at Paris. /The inconvenience occasioned is /regretted /Returned letter Section /Mount Pleasant /London E.C.1 label ................... Airmails for Africa, India & Australia were loaded on Imperial Airways "Boadicea" at Croydon on 25 September 1936. The aircraft disappeared over the English Channel. One bag of mail was washed ashore at Cucq just south of Le Touqet on 27 Oct, another at Dymchurch on 11 Nov & a 3rd bag brought up by trawler nets 19 months later
US$470
[17871]  AUSTRALIA - GB...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "SCIPIO" ...   1936 (Aug 10)
[17871]  AUSTRALIA - GB...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "SCIPIO" ...   1936 (Aug 10)
[17871] AUSTRALIA - GB...SALVAGED from FLYING BOAT "SCIPIO" ... 1936 (Aug 10) Plain envelope by airmail to Norton Nr. Bingley in remarkablly good condition bearing Centenary of South Australia 2d + GV definitive 1/4 making 1/6 rate tied Toorak /Victoria cds & with boxed Damaged By Water hand stamp ................... Airmails from Australia & points east of Egypt were loaded on board Imperial Airways "Scipio" at Alexandria on 22 August 1936. On descending at Mirabelle Bay, Crete it crashed into the sea, 2 passengers died but the remaining 5 plus 4 crew survived. 38 bags of mail were recovered and handed to the Greek P.O. at Athens from where it was forwarded to destination by various means
US$200
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870]  GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ...   1936 (Sep 22)
[17870] GB - PHILIPPINE Is...SALVAGED from FIRE on AIR LINER "ATHENA" ... 1936 (Sep 22) Plain envelope together with charred letter by airmail to Manila bearing combination of GV 6d + GV Photogravure 5d making 11d rate tied Torquay/Devon machine date stamp & with Commonwealth of the Philippines /Officially Sealed /Bureau of Posts label tied by unframed Received in Bad Order hand stamp & on back typed Bulletin of Verification /dated October 3, 1936 / The letters in this bun- /dle of correspondence were /Salvaged from the Imperial /Airways aeroplane "Athena" /destroyed by fire at New /Delhi on the 29th September 1936 label ................... The airliner operating the Karachi - Singapore sector of Imperial Airways service to Australia caught fire at Delhi on 29 Sept when the engines were started. The crew & all passengers safely deboarded the aircraft but much of the mail was destroyed with the remainder being damaged
US$350
[17868]  AUSTRALIA - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS COMORIN DAMAGED by FIRE at COLOMBO ...   1930 (Feb 19)
[17868]  AUSTRALIA - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS COMORIN DAMAGED by FIRE at COLOMBO ...   1930 (Feb 19)
[17868]  AUSTRALIA - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS COMORIN DAMAGED by FIRE at COLOMBO ...   1930 (Feb 19)
[17868] AUSTRALIA - GB...WRECK MAIL from SS COMORIN DAMAGED by FIRE at COLOMBO ... 1930 (Feb 19) Plain envelope to London together with interesting letter that was probably incorrectly filed after mail was recovered with adhesive washed off & together with water stains & edge wear cancelled Melbourne /Vicoria machine date stamp & with boxed Damaged By Fire /On /S.S. Comorin h/s in black ................... The SS Comorin originally sailing from Freemantle on 3 March via Melbourne & whilst at Colombo a fire was discovered in No 3 which was put out by flooding the hold with sea water badly damaging the mails. The vessel continued onwards to the UK landing at Tilbury on 2 April & the mail was dried out at London & Bristol prior to being delivered.
US$230
[17866]  NICARAGUA - SWEDEN...WRECK MAIL from SS NEWTON DUE to FIRE ...   1916 (Jan 8)
[17866]  NICARAGUA - SWEDEN...WRECK MAIL from SS NEWTON DUE to FIRE ...   1916 (Jan 8)
[17866] NICARAGUA - SWEDEN...WRECK MAIL from SS NEWTON DUE to FIRE ... 1916 (Jan 8) Iacubo R.E. Tefel, Managua printed envelope to Estocolmo endorsed Via Panama y New York bearing 5c tied oval Managua date satmp & with Opened By /Censor /962 label & boxed Skadad vid elds- /vada ombord a angaren / "Newton" i Sunderland /den 14 Februari 1916 hand stamp with burn marks to edges & repaired with tape after fire broke out on SS Newton & recovered mail was landed at Stockholm on 26 Feb 1916
US$400
[17864]  GB - FINLAND...WRECK MAIL from SS HEIMDALLS off SWEDISH COAST ... 1929 (Sep 8)
[17864]  GB - FINLAND...WRECK MAIL from SS HEIMDALLS off SWEDISH COAST ... 1929 (Sep 8)
[17864] GB - FINLAND...WRECK MAIL from SS HEIMDALLS off SWEDISH COAST ... 1929 (Sep 8) GB GV ½d Stationary envelope for printed matter water stained to Raumo, Finland with triangular FS / D wavy lined mute canceller with on back Swedish language label translating as "The enclosed consignment was Damaged by Water in the Wreck of the ship SS Heimdalls on 8 September 1929 in th Archepegelo of Stockholm Post Direction for Stohckholm District" tied Stockhom (13 Sep) transit & with Raumo (15 Sep) arrival cds ...................... The SS sailing from Heimdalls sailing from Stockholm to Abo & Helsinki ran aground near Vexholm 20 km NE of Stockholm on 8 Sep 1929. There were no casualties and 209 bags of mail were recovered by divers together with some of the cargo on 10 September
US$350
[16030]  CHILE-GERMANY….1960 EARTHQUAKE FUND RAISING..  1960(Jul 8)
[16030]  CHILE-GERMANY….1960 EARTHQUAKE FUND RAISING..  1960(Jul 8)
[16030] CHILE-GERMANY….1960 EARTHQUAKE FUND RAISING.. 1960(Jul 8) Airmail env to Hamburg bearing $100, pair $50, pair $20, 2 x $10 + pair 20 pesos Ovptd S.O.S. tied Valdivia/Chile d/s & w/on rev Aumole Bez Hamburg [18 Jul] arrival d/s .................................The S.O.S. Ovpts were issued to raise funds for the victims of the Valdivia Earthquake or Great Chilian Earthquake of Sunday, 22 May 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5 it was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded & the resulting Tsunami affected places as far away as New Zealand, Aleutian Is., Hawaii & Japan.
US$200
[16898]  INDIA...WW2 US FORCES in CBI THEATER PENALTY AMBULANCE ENVELOPE with SALVAGE from US MILITARY AIR CRASH...   1944(Dec)
[16898]  INDIA...WW2 US FORCES in CBI THEATER PENALTY AMBULANCE ENVELOPE with SALVAGE from US MILITARY AIR CRASH...   1944(Dec)
[16898]  INDIA...WW2 US FORCES in CBI THEATER PENALTY AMBULANCE ENVELOPE with SALVAGE from US MILITARY AIR CRASH...   1944(Dec)
[16898] INDIA...WW2 US FORCES in CBI THEATER PENALTY AMBULANCE ENVELOPE with SALVAGE from US MILITARY AIR CRASH... 1944(Dec) USA 2c Penalty printed oversize envelope "Salvaged Mail for Pvt Harold K. Orr, 82nd Med.Comp., APO 629 " badly torn open to show fragment of letter & envelope to Pvt Harold K. Orr 33709246, 82nd Medical Composite Unit, c/o 234th General Hospital bearing 3c Defence tied Pittsburgh PA [2 Dec 44] & with unframed Damaged in U.S. Army Plane Accident h/s in black.................APO 629 was located at Chabua northern India & was part of the China-Burma-India [CBI] theater of operations & this is a remarkable crash item from this exciting and short period of WW2 .......http://cbi-theater-2.home.comcast.net/~cbi-theater-2/hospitals/_cbi_hospitals.html & http://www.cbi-history.com/part_iv_med.html#17
US$600
[16298]  NEW ZEALAND-GB…..WW2 DAMAGED BY ENEMY ACTION..  1941(Mar 11)
[16298]  NEW ZEALAND-GB…..WW2 DAMAGED BY ENEMY ACTION..  1941(Mar 11)
[16298] NEW ZEALAND-GB…..WW2 DAMAGED BY ENEMY ACTION.. 1941(Mar 11) Plain env to Stranraer via Trans Pacific Trans Atlantic airmail fnkd (Burn & Stain marks to env & damaged adhesives) bearing 5/- & 9p tied Tatutan d/s & w/Opened and Passed by Censor/in New Zealand label tied circular Passed By Censor N.Z./41 h/s in violet & manu “Believed Damaged By Enemy Action” initialled “VB” in blue crayon.......................Scarce two ocean mail..
US$150
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159]  JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE...   1948 (Sep 23)
[16159] JAPAN…..ALLIED OCCUPATION with CENSORS ENCLOSURE... 1948 (Sep 23) Plain 7¾ x 3¼” envelope adressed in Japanese bearing 2nd Showa Flying Geese 4y tied vernacular Japanese cds with transparent Opened By /Mil. Cen.-Civil Mails tape tied black Shield C.C.D. J - 3824 hand stamp & with bi-lingual Civil Censorship Detachment /This letter was found Open-Damaged /When received by censor /Civil Censor enclosure label with "Open" deleted in pencil ..................A scarce censors enclosure for mail received damaged at the censor office
US$600
[11688]  THAILAND-UK…DAMAGED BY SEA WATER..  1947(Aug 16)
[11688]  THAILAND-UK…DAMAGED BY SEA WATER..  1947(Aug 16)
[11688] THAILAND-UK…DAMAGED BY SEA WATER.. 1947(Aug 16) Airmail env to Loughborough bearing King Prajadhipok (Rama V11) 2b & 80s [SG 261 & 259] tied Bangkok d/s with back flap missing, water staining & showing movement of adhesives due to immersion in water & w/framed Damaged By/Sea Water h/s in violet...........On 23 August a B.O.A.C. flying boat G-AHZB on the "Dragon" route from Hong Kong to UK crashed into the sea whilst attempting to land at Bahrain..Ref: A History of Wreck Covers, A.E. Hopkins & Recovered Mail 1937-88, Henri L. Nierinck
US$750
[19412]  GREAT BRITAIN …WW1 25th BN. MIDDLESEX REGT. with WAR OFFICE CENSOR..   1916 (Nov 2)
[19412]  GREAT BRITAIN …WW1 25th BN. MIDDLESEX REGT. with WAR OFFICE CENSOR..   1916 (Nov 2)
[19412] GREAT BRITAIN …WW1 25th BN. MIDDLESEX REGT. with WAR OFFICE CENSOR.. 1916 (Nov 2) Plain stampless envelope to Douglas I.O.M. from Bandsman Morley 25th Middlesex Regt. with Opened By /Censor /5606 (Mark type 5) & with violet oval War /Postal /Censor /Office (Mark HS 3) ...... 25th Middlesex Regt. moved to Plymouth 12 Dec 16 & sailed on HMT "Tyndareus" for Hong Kong, hit a German mine off Cape Agulhas, South Africa 6 Feb 17 with all lives saved. After arriving Hong Kong the Battalion was transfered to Vladivostok arriving in Aug 18 & returned to the UK in Sept 19
US$150
[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
[16938]  PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN….  1939 (Aug 18)
[16938]  PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN….  1939 (Aug 18)
[16938] PALESTINE - DENMARK…DAMAGED IN MAIL ON ARRIVAL AT BERLIN…. 1939 (Aug 18) Plain envelope by airmail to Copenhagen bearing 15m tied Jaffa cds & with on reverse unframed violet roughly translated as "Damaged in Mail on arrival at Berlin & resealed" hand stampt with a series of Postamt/Berlin 11 Currency Control lables used to reseal envelope & prevent further damage .......unusual item
US$170
[13875]  ESTONIA - GB…...SHIP WRECK "ADELAIDE" in HURRICANE...   1849 (Oct 17)
[13875]  ESTONIA - GB…...SHIP WRECK "ADELAIDE" in HURRICANE...   1849 (Oct 17)
[13875] ESTONIA - GB…...SHIP WRECK "ADELAIDE" in HURRICANE... 1849 (Oct 17) Stampless entire registered to Mirre Morton & Co., Ship Agents in Liverpool from Capt of ship describing the wreck of the Brig "Adelaide" in a hurricane at Narva, Estonia cancelled cyrillic unframed Narva/(1)7 Octob 1849 date stamp (the 1 of 17 is missing in d/s) with alongside poor oval Narva hand stamp. On face manuscript ⅞ & black unframed R hand stamp & rated in manuscript 2/1. On reverse boxed Tilsit/22 10 * 4-5 indicating overland route via Lithuania & manuscript 3¾ Pfg & with Liverpool (30 Oct) arrival cds.
US$450
[13490]  GB - AUSTRALIA…..WRECK of SS "SUEVIE"….  1907 (Apr 5)
[13490]  GB - AUSTRALIA…..WRECK of SS "SUEVIE"….  1907 (Apr 5)
[13490] GB - AUSTRALIA…..WRECK of SS "SUEVIE"…. 1907 (Apr 5) Pair of photographic cards showing Wreck of the White Star liner "Suevic" on the treacherous rocks at the lizard, Cornwall, March 17, 1907 numbered cards 2 & 6 to Victoria bearing 1d tied Paddington datestamps from a survivor of the wreck with card number 6 annotated "this is where I came over the side" & marked with an X
US$370
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