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[20007]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7)
[20007]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7)
[20007] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING.. 1915 WW1 undated YMCA of Tasmania (Emery PSYE.7) stampless envelope to Port Cygnet, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. /Passed By Censor No ........ Hand stamp with red crayon 20 inserted (Emery MCM.2/L. ................................................................................................ Emery states PSYE.7 was used in Australia, this clearly shows useage on Transorts also... Number 20 per the Naval lists is recquistioned Transport "Hororata" that sailed with 12th Inf. Bn. in April 1915 (Reinforcement No 5) & Sept 1915 (Reinforement No 9) thus dating this item
US$170
[20006]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm)
[20006]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING..  WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm)
[20006] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT MARKING.. WW1 undated plain stampless envelope to Bream Creek, Tasmania endorsed On Active Service & with violet unframed A.I.F. Passed By Censor No ........ with ink E.R.W inserted (Not listed Emery & measuriing 87 x 3 mm) together with circular CL. 1 /Crown /Passed By /Censor hand stamp applied at Launceston
US$150
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004]  AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA..  1916 (Nov 25)
[20004] AUSTRALIA.. WW1 TRANSPORT WRITTEN at SEA.. 1916 (Nov 25) Salvation Army Camp and Institute printed envelope (Emery PSE. 15) with part lost top left when opened to Sandy Bay, Tasmania cancelled on arrival London 2 Jan 1917 date stamp & with violet unframed A.I.F. /Passed by Censor (Emery MCM. 2) hand stamp with manuscript 11 ? containing letter written on pictorial For God, King and Empire, The Australian YMCA with the Australian Imperial Forces paper showing Kangaroo & Ostrich together with poem on plain paper that has had parts blacked out by censor.......
US$170
[19667]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Oct 7)
[19667]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Oct 7)
[19667] GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR... 1946 (Oct 7) Plain stampless envelope to Leominster cancelled FPO 782 (9 Oct)cds located in Athens at this date & with violet oval Head of British Naval Mission /7 - Oct 1946 /Greece hand stamp .................................................................................................The 2nd of the Greek civil wars at the termination of WW2 commenced in May 1946 when Communist followers abstained from voting in February & a Royalist majority was returned. The Communist guerrilla's who had been underground after the agreement of February 1945 at the end of the first hostilities surfaced & reopened warfare that eventually was put down in November 1949.
US$130
[19855]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND ISLANDS…... FALKLANDS WAR PROPAGANDA NAVAL MAIL…  1982 (May 10)
[19855]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND ISLANDS…... FALKLANDS WAR PROPAGANDA NAVAL MAIL…  1982 (May 10)
[19855] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND ISLANDS…... FALKLANDS WAR PROPAGANDA NAVAL MAIL… 1982 (May 10) Centro Naval Y Union Trabajo printed envelope to 9409 Islas Malvinas bearing 1700p overprinted Las Malvinas Son Argentinas tied Buenos Aires cds & with red pictorial framed Vuelo Conmenorativo Islas Malvinas Republica Argentina showing soldiers hoisting Argentine flag & with 9409 Islas Malvinas (26 May) arrival cds.......... Nice propaganda item but probably philatelic. ................................................................................................ The Falkands War commenced with the Argentine invasion on 2 April & ended 74 days later with the surrender of the Argentine forces on 14 June.
US$30
[17749]  ARGENTINA - GERMANY.. GERMAN GRAF SPEE POW with SPECIAL CENSOR TREATMENT...  1942 (Jun 9)
[17749]  ARGENTINA - GERMANY.. GERMAN GRAF SPEE POW with SPECIAL CENSOR TREATMENT...  1942 (Jun 9)
[17749] ARGENTINA - GERMANY.. GERMAN GRAF SPEE POW with SPECIAL CENSOR TREATMENT... 1942 (Jun 9) Printed airmail envelope to Kiel from sailor an Internee from Graf Spee on Isla Martin Garcia bearing 1.25p & 20c tied Isla Martin Garcia/Argentina cds & with PC90 Opened By/Examiner 3520 label plus subjected to special censorship with brown continuous Crowns label to 2 other sides & with Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht code B label tied Eagle Swastika hand stamp
US$650
[19825]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …WW2 NAVY LEAGUE WAR FUND PATRIOTIC LABEL...  1943 (Jan 29)
[19825]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB …WW2 NAVY LEAGUE WAR FUND PATRIOTIC LABEL...  1943 (Jan 29)
[19825] SOUTH AFRICA - GB …WW2 NAVY LEAGUE WAR FUND PATRIOTIC LABEL... 1943 (Jan 29) Longer plain envelope to London bearing Ship definitive 1d & War Effort reduced size Bantam 3d alongside Our Freedom is Secured by the British Navy Help the Navy League War Fund patriotic label all tied Johannesburg date stamp. ............................................................................................... A less common label tied by postmark
US$150
[19749]  SPAIN - GB..WW2 REDIRECTED with INTERIM LABEL to NAVAL CAPTAIN..  1940 (Apr 22)
[19749]  SPAIN - GB..WW2 REDIRECTED with INTERIM LABEL to NAVAL CAPTAIN..  1940 (Apr 22)
[19749] SPAIN - GB..WW2 REDIRECTED with INTERIM LABEL to NAVAL CAPTAIN.. 1940 (Apr 22) Plain envelope to Cadet Captain R.S. Forest R.N., Edinburgh & forwarded to R.N. Dartmouth bearing Franco pair & single 10c + 40c making a 70c rate tied Minas de Riotinto /Huelva cds & with Interim Opened By /Examiner label with ink 435 (CCSG type 1) & on reverse Edinburgh (5 May) transit date stamp ................................................................................................. These interim CCSG type 1 labels without PC 90 or printed Examiner number are recorded used for an 8 week period between April - May 1940 when the transition from PC 66 Opened By Censor to PC90 Opened By Examiner was taking place ................................................................................................. Minas de Riotinto a smaller place in Huelva province southern Spain had a population of only 4221 in the census of 2008
US$80
[19805]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT …  "1944 (Feb 6)
[19805]  SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT …  "1944 (Feb 6)
[19805] SOUTH AFRICA - GB…WW2 FLEET MAIL OFFICE, DURBAN with PAQUEBOT … "1944 (Feb 6) Air Mail Letter Card to Kent from 20031 P.O. Wren O.B.Smith, Fleet Mail Office, Durban bearing War Effort reduced size Bantam 6d tied black circular Paquebot (7 Feb) cds with blank top portion ........................................................................................ In my experience less than 1% of surviving wartime mail is written by serving females "
US$50
[19782]  YUGOSLAVIA - GB … OPERATION DENY FLIGHT over BOSNIA ...   1994 (May 27)
[19782]  YUGOSLAVIA - GB … OPERATION DENY FLIGHT over BOSNIA ...   1994 (May 27)
[19782] YUGOSLAVIA - GB … OPERATION DENY FLIGHT over BOSNIA ... 1994 (May 27) Pictorial British Forces Mail Aerogramme UN Operation Deny Flight 801 Squadron RAF printed longer envelope to John Daynes, Burnham on Crouch bearing GB Machin 2nd class tied London I.S. /5/ Maritime Mail cds & with black framed Commanding /Officer /19 Jun 1994 /801 Squadron & ink Certified Flown in Sea Harrier 03. 9 Jun 94 close Air Support Mission over Mostar, Southern Bosnia, Flown by Lt. P. Mould 801 NAS on reverse black oval pictorial HMS Ark Royal cachet . ................................................................................................ Operation Deny Flight 12 Apr 1993 - Jul 1995 was a UN no fly zone over Bosnia including Close Air Support for troops & carrying out coercive Air Strikes against selected targets in Bosnia based out of Italy with 801 Sqn. flying Sea Harriers from HMS Ark Royal...Philatelic but how else can you find them !!!
US$40
[19746]  VIET-NAM…VIET-NAM WAR NAVAL MAIL….  1974 (Aug 11)
[19746]  VIET-NAM…VIET-NAM WAR NAVAL MAIL….  1974 (Aug 11)
[19746] VIET-NAM…VIET-NAM WAR NAVAL MAIL…. 1974 (Aug 11) Pictorial Naval envelope showing ship & setting or rising sun & top left Shield with Sea Urchin overlaid by Anchor to Co Gong (Tien Giang province) from sailor at Dong Van Thuau, KBC 3318 bearing Sampan & Passengers 10p tied Quan-Buu (Military Mail) cds & with red circular Quan Luc Viet Cong Hoa /Buu-Tin-Vien /KBC 3318 with crossed anchors in centre cachet roughly translating as Army of the Republic of Viet Nam /Mail Office at K.B.C. /3318............................................... Naval mail from the Vietnamese side is seldom encountered & K.B.C.numbers are the equivalent of FPO's & APO's numbers with each unit being allocated a different number unfortunately all official records showing locations & Unit allocations was apparently destroyed when Saigon fell 30 April 1975.
US$200
[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
[19682]  CHINA-USA...US NAVAL FORCES U.S.S. PALOS....  1932 (Oct 27)
[19682]  CHINA-USA...US NAVAL FORCES U.S.S. PALOS....  1932 (Oct 27)
[19682] CHINA-USA...US NAVAL FORCES U.S.S. PALOS.... 1932 (Oct 27) Plain envelope to New Rochelle N.Y. from J.G. Dandos, U.S.S. Palos bearing USA Olympic Games 3c Sprinter tied superb U.S.S. Palos /Ichang China date stamp................................... U.S.S. Palos a shallow draft Gunboat served on the Yangtze river looking after American interests & patroling against pirates
US$50
[19614]  WEST NEW GUINEA - NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MARINE UNIT . ...   1962 (Jun)
[19614]  WEST NEW GUINEA - NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MARINE UNIT . ...   1962 (Jun)
[19614]  WEST NEW GUINEA - NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MARINE UNIT . ...   1962 (Jun)
[19614]  WEST NEW GUINEA - NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MARINE UNIT . ...   1962 (Jun)
[19614] WEST NEW GUINEA - NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MARINE UNIT . ... 1962 (Jun) Pair airmail envelopes to Zwolle from Dutch Marine cancelled through the civil office with Manokwari cds before the arrival of the Veldpost date stamps, one bearing Queen Wilhelmina 55c (21 Jun) the other (28 Jun) is stamp less ....(2 items)......................................... Sent during period of tension prior to commencement of United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (U.N.T.E.A.) that was the result of a dispute between the recent Independent Indonesia & the Netherlands where Indonesia claimed the territory while the Dutch claimed the residents were not Indonesian. In December 1961 Indonesia landed paratroops that ultimately led to the establishment of U.N.T.E.A. in October 1962 that lasted until 1 May 1963.  
US$80
[19598]  INDIA …WW2 INDIAN NAVAL MAIL...  1943 (Jan 15)
[19598]  INDIA …WW2 INDIAN NAVAL MAIL...  1943 (Jan 15)
[19598] INDIA …WW2 INDIAN NAVAL MAIL... 1943 (Jan 15) Plain stampless envelope untidely opened along top to Rajpore P.O., Dehra Dun district from H.B. Gibson, c/o Navy Office, Bombay with black framed Postage Free & violet framed Received From H.M.I. Ships /On Active Service & Passed By /Crown / Naval Censor (assisted a little) countersigned & dated by Censoring Officer with on reverse B-1 between bars (Goldup 01) hand stamps & Rajpore (25 Jan) arrival cds
US$80
[19581]  GREAT BRITAIN..O.H.M.S REGISTERED NAVAL MAIL..  1945 (Feb 2)
[19581]  GREAT BRITAIN..O.H.M.S REGISTERED NAVAL MAIL..  1945 (Feb 2)
[19581] GREAT BRITAIN..O.H.M.S REGISTERED NAVAL MAIL.. 1945 (Feb 2) O.H.M.S. longer printed envelope with O.H.M.S. Official Paid Admiralty label (Imprinted 4/44 3,500,000 A.H.&S. Ltd 52-6414) registered to Engineer in Chief, Spa Hotel, Admiralty, Bath bearing 3d tied Whale Island/Portsmouth cds & with Portsmouth 5 /No 2273 registration label + 4 mostly complete The Seal of His Majesty's Ships wax seals ..................................................... Whale Island is a small island in Portsmouth Harbour. It is home to HMS Excellent, the oldest shore training establishment within the Royal Navy, and the location of the Navy Command Headquarters. The item creased & torn whilst still remaining interesting
US$150
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 10)
[19580] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR. 1982 (May 10) Plain envelope together with letter registered to Argentine soldier, Amphibious Engineering Company, Marines Islas Malvinas cancelled red Mar Del Plata 8500 peso Meter (12 May) & with unframed black Al Remitente hand stamp & partial plain brown re-sealing label on reverse black double rimmed oval Fueuza De Apoyo Anfibio /Personal /Compania Incenieros /Anfibios + framed Censura Naval Argentina hand stamps & Puerto Belgrano (30 Jul) transit cds.................. Puerto Belgrano is the largest naval base of the Argentine Navy & item is complete with English translation of letter .The Falklands War commenced when Argentine forces invaded the islands on 2 Apr 1982 & ended with the Argentine surrender 74 days later on 14 June after the British had mobilised a Task force on the 5 Apr to evict them.
US$250
[19579]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 12)
[19579]  ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR.  1982 (May 12)
[19579] ARGENTINA - FALKLAND Is…..1982 ARGENTINE NAVAL CENSOR. 1982 (May 12) Plain envelope to Argentine soldier, Bahia blanco (deleted) Companie de Tiredory, Battallon 11, Puert Belgano (deleted) & forwarded to Baterias 8113 cancelled red Grand Bourg 1700 peso Meter with on reverse black framed Censura Naval Argentina hand stamp tied by plain brown re-sealing label ...................... Puerto Belgrano is the largest naval base of the Argentine Navy .The Falklands War commenced when Argentine forces invaded the islands on 2 Apr 1982 & ended with the Argentine surrender 74 days later on 14 June after the British had mobilised a Task force on the 5 Apr to evict them.
US$200
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383] GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI… 1915 (Apr 19) Postcard entitled "Malta...Landing Stage ...Sliema" to Canning Town, London & headed H.M. Transport & cancelled Base Army Post Office /Y cds located aboard HMS Arcadian on Lemnos Island & with red framed Passed By /Crown /No 2275 /Cesor allocated to 147 Bde RFA which was part of 29th Division who landed Cape Helles 6 days later on 25 April ..................... Interesting Gallipoli related item
US$130
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