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[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864] PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING … 1936 (Dec 1) Plain envelope with small part flap gone by airmail to Folkstone bearing GB ED V111 2 x 1½d tied Field Post Office 18 cds located at Bethlehem between 11 Oct - 19 Dec 1936. ............................................................................................... A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$170
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1943 (Dec 6) Plain envelope by airmail to Norwich & forwarded to London N.W. 1 with various manuscript annotations regarding "No Known" bearing GB 10d tied FPO 164 cds & with violet circular Deputy Chief Field Censor & Square RAF /Censor /697 (Type R11) & with London [31 Dec & 6 Jan] transit date stamps in an attempt to deliver. ............................................................................................... R11/697 Not recorded in Censorship of RAF 1918-1956 By Colley & Garrard
US$200
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1941 (Oct 24) Active Service Honour A.F. W3078(M.E....576/PMEO-5,000,000-3/41] to Sutton, Surrey bearing GB 2 x 10d tied FPO 291 cds & with red 6 sided framed RAF /Censor /294 (Type R9] hand stamp. ............................................................................................... FPO 291 is scarce recorded by Proud only from 23.07.41 to 03.11.41 & with Colley recording RAF R9/294 allocated to No 259 Wing RAF
US$170
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914] SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED.. 1972 (Nov 14) Airmail envelope to Bridgend, S. Wales from K1944116 Cpl. Oakley, GEF Tengah Base, Anzuk FPO 5 bearing GB Machin 3p tied Anzuk FPO 5 /6 cds located Woodlands, Singapore at this date. ................................................................................................ FPO 5 branch office 6 is unrecorded by Proud/Startup.. After the conclusion of Operation Firedog in Malaysia the Australian, New Zealand & British forces combined in 1969 at Singapore to form ANZUK which were the S.E. Asia Strategic forces...mail is not easily found
US$70
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931] ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ... 1993 (Sep 14) Pictorial British Forces Mail "Bluey" Aerogramme to F/Sgt F.W. Plowman, CH CLK, RAF West Drayton, Middx from F8195755 Cpl. P. Mason, MT Section, 25 (F) Sqd. Detachment, Operation Deny Flight, BFPO 569 bearing GB Machin 18p tied small single ring FPO ? cds & with on reverse Forces Post Office 70 cds with interesting content giving location as Gioia da Colle, Bari Province, Details of his work shifts, names of units and his gripes. ................................................................................................ 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 ...
US$30
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921] BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION .. 1966 (Aug 8) Plain airmail envelope with small creases endorsed Forces Air Mail to Mexborough, York's from 23981511 Fus. Cook, SP Coy, A Pny. Pl., I.R. War. F, BFPO 670 bearing GB QE2 Wilding 4d tied FPO 1035 cds located British Borneo. ................................................................................................. April 1963 Guerrilla forces attacked the police station at Tebudu, Sarawak. Cross border raids continued & by September 5 Battalions of 17th Gurkha Div. were drafted in tasked with patrolling & controlling almost 1000 miles of mostly thick jungle frontier & hampered by a refusal to allow cross border operations. 12 months later Indonesian paratroops landed in Malaya, although quickly rounded up, Britain increased defence of the region with additional British, Australian & NZ troops being & allowed cross border operations to take place. In August 1966 Indonesia's General Suharto signed an agreement that brought ended the conflict
US$40
[19886]  PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE …  1941 (Apr 20)
[19886]  PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE …  1941 (Apr 20)
[19886] PALESTINE - GB …WW2 BRITISH FORCES EARLIEST RECORDED DATE … 1941 (Apr 20) Plain envelope endorsed "On Active Service" by airmail to Derby bearing GB GV1 definitive 2 x 5d tied F.P.O. 201 cds & with violet triangular Passed By /Censor / No. 2083 hand stamp & on reverse ink Censored by S J W Davis. ................................................................................................ Proud records the earliest recorded date of FPO 201 as 21 Apr 41 this that by one day
US$40
[18760]  KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL.....  1942 (Dec 19)
[18760]  KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL.....  1942 (Dec 19)
[18760] KENYA - GB …WW2 REGISTERED & OPENED by BASE CENSOR & with WAX SEAL..... 1942 (Dec 19) Plain envelope registered to Beckenham, kent bearing GB 3d tied EA APO 2 & with violet framed R /A.P.O. 2 E.A. (Henning EASC 1121) + Opened By Base Censor label (Henning EAL 700 only recorded used Oct 42) tied by red framed Passed By Base Censor /E.A. No. ll/01 (Henning EA. 4B) & red 18mm Deputy Chief Field Censor wax seal (Unrecorded from East Africa by CCSG as at 2000 & Henning as at 1996)
US$500
[19129]  IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP..  1921 (Apr 23)
[19129]  IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP..  1921 (Apr 23)
[19129] IRELAND - GB..1921 IRA CENSORSHIP.. 1921 (Apr 23) Plain envelope to Messrs Methuson & Co. Ltd., London bearing GB GV 2d tied Kiltinane / Kilmallock cds & with Plain white re-sealing label with below black crayon IRA …............................................ Irish problems commenced in 1167 when king Henry 11 invaded & after many subsequent intrusions the early 1900's saw the Rise of Republicans and later in 1916 the Easter Rising when finally in May 1921 the partition of Ireland took place with a Northern Ireland Parliament being formed in June. Negotiations over the coming months resulted in the creation of the Irish Free State with British Commonwealth Dominion status which eventually led to full Independance in 1949.
US$300
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854] ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1944 (Mar 7) Plain envelope by airmail to International red Cross, Geneva bearing GB GV1 1/- + 1d + 2½d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with black circular bi-lingual Censorship /Dept 87 applied in Egypt + red Ax within circle applied by the Germans in Paris plus on reverse PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37571 label (CCSG IVb) tied Asmara Ferrovia cds & Lisbon (5 Apr) transit + unframed violet 2841 hand stamp ................................................................. The PC 90 label with number ZZ 37571 is not recorded by the CCSG as at 2000 & the earliest recorded date of any type IVb label is 8 Jul 44 This is 4 months earlier
US$200
[18901]  PALESTINE - AUSTRALIA…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Nov 7)
[18901]  PALESTINE - AUSTRALIA…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Nov 7)
[18901] PALESTINE - AUSTRALIA…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING … 1936 (Nov 7) Plain envelope improvised from longer envelope to Melbourne bearing GB GV Photogravure strip 5 x ½d tied Field Post Office 16 cds located at Jerusalem between 1 Oct 36 - 7 Jan 1937 …............. A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$170
[18827]  CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER…  1956 (Nov 29)
[18827]  CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER…  1956 (Nov 29)
[18827] CYPRUS - GB…16 PARA BDE with OPERATION MUSTETEER… 1956 (Nov 29) OHMS modified envelope re-used as ordinary mail to Redhill, Surrey from 22543713 Sgt T. T. Green 16 Para Brigade BFPO 60 bearing GB 2½d tied single ring FPO 937 cds recorded by Proud used by Para Bde 23 Aug - 4 Dec 1956 out of Cyprus ..................................................... In Jul 1956 President Nasser nationalised the Anglo/French Suez Canal Co. resulting in Britain & France conspiring with Israel to regain control. On 29 Oct Israel launched an attack & by 5 Nov the 16th Para Bde has secured Gamil airfield. World opinion especially USA oppossed the action & on 8 Nov the UN ordered a ceasefire by which time the British/French forces had secured control as far as Ismalia. On 3 Dec British/French forces announced their withdrawal & on 7 Dec withdrew from the front line with the last British troops leaving Egypt 22 Dec...............A short lived campaign
US$70
[18802]  GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP ....   1941 (Mar 20)
[18802]  GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP ....   1941 (Mar 20)
[18802] GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP .... 1941 (Mar 20) Plain envelope by airmail to York from No 7 Movement Control Group R.E., A.P.O. 299 M.E.F. bearing GB GV1 pair 2d partly overlaid by strip 3 x 2d making a 10d rate tied Field Post Office 193 located Athens & with violet oval Deputy Chief Field /Censor & circular Passed By Unit Censor /17 hand stamps ....................................................................... Proud records FPO 193 used at Athens 18 Nov 40 - 10 Apr 41 after which it is reported lost
US$70
[18736]  BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON…  1908 (Jun 10)
[18736]  BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON…  1908 (Jun 10)
[18736] BRITISH LEVANT - CANAL ZONE…TURKISH EMPIRE REGISTERED to ANCON… 1908 (Jun 10) P. Johann, Constantinople printed envelope registered to Istmian Canal Commission, Ancon bearing GB marginal strip 3 x ED V11 ½d overprinted Levant + ED V11 2 Piastres on 5d all tied British Post Office /Stamboul cds & with R /British Post Office /Constantinople /(Stamboul) /No 56 registration label with manuscript ink 128 & blue crayon 4 & with red on white R /USA /New York, N.Y. /No. 93449 /Exchange registered label with on reverse red hooded Registered /London E.C. (14 Jun) + New York /Foreign & New York /Reg'y (both 24 Jun) transit + Ancon C.Z. /Registered (5 Jul) arrival date stamps ..................................................... Istmian Canal Commission established in 1904 was given control of the Panama canal Zone over which the USA exercised soveignty with the Commission reporting directly to the Secretary of War..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isthmian_Canal_Commission
US$800
[18735]  PALESTINE - GB...WW2 CENSORED RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE…  1944 (Apr 7)
[18735]  PALESTINE - GB...WW2 CENSORED RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE…  1944 (Apr 7)
[18735] PALESTINE - GB...WW2 CENSORED RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE… 1944 (Apr 7) Active Service R.A.F. Form 1645 Priviledge envelope imprinted C & C (B) Ltd. to Silverton Nr. Exeter bearing GB 2/6 overprinted M.E.F. tied FPO 148 cds located Jerusalem & with violet framed R.A.F. /Censor /346 (Type R11) hand stamp...................................................... Scarce use of GB M.E.F. 2/6
US$230
[18728]  BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL..  1910 (Sep 7)
[18728]  BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL..  1910 (Sep 7)
[18728] BRITISH LEVANT - FRANCE...REGISTERED & FORWARDED MAIL.. 1910 (Sep 7) Plain envelope registered to Paris & forwarded to Yonne bearing GB ED V11 ½d overprinted Levant + 3d overprinted 1¼ Piastre + 4d overprinted 1¾ Piastre all tied British Post Office /Constantinople & with R /British Post Offiice /Constantinople /No 239 registered label & on reverse Paris /Distribution (10 Sep) transit & Yonne (10 Sep) arrival cds......Very pretty item
US$170
[18531]  TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA …  1919 (Apr 16)
[18531]  TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA …  1919 (Apr 16)
[18531] TURKEY -GB…1919 BRITISH FORCES at MERSINA CILICIA … 1919 (Apr 16) GB 2d Registered Letter envelope to Bradford endorsed OAS cancelled skeleton Army Post Office SZ 50 cds located at Mersina, Cilicia & with blank R 22 registered label with APO SZ 50 cds inserted ....APO SZ 50 was relatively short lived with Proud's recorded use of (1-11-18) - (1-3-19) extended by this rare registered item
US$500
[18525]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED to CAIRO…  1918 (Jun 23)
[18525]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED to CAIRO…  1918 (Jun 23)
[18525] PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED to CAIRO… 1918 (Jun 23) Plain envelope registered to Cairo bearing GB GV 2d tied Field Post Office 163 cds located Jaffa area & with blank R/5 registration label tied by date stamp & below violet triangular Passed /By /Censor /Crown /No 3108 hand stamp & on reverse skeleton Army Post Office SZ 9 (23 Jun) transit located at Ludd overlaid by Cairo (24 Jun) arrival cds
US$170
[18524]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED CAMP COMMANDANT HCS PALESTINE L of C…  1918 (May 15)
[18524]  PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED CAMP COMMANDANT HCS PALESTINE L of C…  1918 (May 15)
[18524] PALESTINE - EGYPT…WW1 REGISTERED CAMP COMMANDANT HCS PALESTINE L of C… 1918 (May 15) O.H.M.S. printed envelope with OHMS deleted registered to Anglo-Egyptian Bank, Alexandria bearing GB GV 2d tied skeleton Army Post Office SZ 18 cds located Ramleh & with blank R/51 registration label tied by date stamp & below violet oval Camp Commandant /HCS Palestine L of C hand stamp & on reverse Base Army Post Office/Z (16 May) + civil Alexandria (17 May) transit & Alexandria/Delivery (17 May) arrival cds
US$200
[18521]  BRITISH LEVANT - GERMANY…1910 REGISTERED…  1910 (Apr 27)
[18521]  BRITISH LEVANT - GERMANY…1910 REGISTERED…  1910 (Apr 27)
[18521] BRITISH LEVANT - GERMANY…1910 REGISTERED… 1910 (Apr 27) Plain envelope registered to Darmstadt from N.B. Bagdatly. Pera, Constantinople bearing GB ED V11 ½d overprinted Levant + GB ED V11 30 Paras on 1½d + 1¾ Piastre on 4d all tied British Post Office/Constantinople cds & with matching Registered label No 381 with on reverse Darmstadt (30 Apr) arrival cds
US$170
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