Mike White
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[20368]  BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI…  1941 (Jan 14)
[20368]  BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI…  1941 (Jan 14)
[20368] BOLIVIA - GERMANY … WW2 AIRMAIL via LATI… 1941 (Jan 14) Plain envelope to Hamburg & redirected in blue crayon on arrival endorsed Correo Aereo via Lab-Condor - Lati 1 bearing Vicuna 10c + pairs Map Bolivia 5 bol & 2 bol making 14.10 bol rate tied faint La Paz cds with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht e label (similar to Riemer E - 53 & 54 but with one dot missing right side of "E" but exactly matching unpriced Riemer C - 55 of Cologne) tied by violet circular Eagle Swastika handstamp & showing small framed 1137 + 1117 + 1125 examiners marks. ............................................................................................... Bolivian mail via LATI is scarce Beith (1993) records 4 with Cusworth (2012) recording only 23 making this an interesting item specially with the apparently unrecorded Frankfurt censor label
US$200
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346] GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK… 1952 (Dec 13) The Editor, R.A.S.C. Journal, Buller Barracks, Aldershot, Printed Papers-Reduced Rate printed wrapper to P/393290 Lieut W.D. Skottowe, RASC to E.A. Command with Aldershot Paid 1˝d meter cancel & with violet circular Command Pay Office /Post Section / Nairobi handstamp & on reverse Mackinnon Road/Kenya (29 Jan 1953) cds + framed Officer I/C Records /29 Jan 1953 / East Africa Command + Nairobi Kenya (30 Jan) cds then returned War Office with on face W.O. Form 18 redirected by the War Office label imprinted (ӿ 40432) Wt.46169/7021 50,000 4/50 A. & E. W. Ltd. Gp.698 J/A387 label cancelled oval Records /War Office /Driotwich to c/o A.B. Skottowe Esq, Ealing, London W.13 with on reverse unframed O.D.C. /20 Feb 1953 /War Office & framed War Office /25 Feb 1953 /Records /Droitwich handstamps. ............................................................................................... Well travelled meter cancelled RASC wrapper with relatively small print 50,000 of War Office Redirection label.
US$100
[20350]  HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED  1946 (Jul 9)
[20350]  HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED  1946 (Jul 9)
[20350] HONG KONG - GB…REGISTERED & RE-DIRECTED 1946 (Jul 9) Flimsy envelope registered airmail to Mr. Lee So, Catering Dept., MV Empire Wilsen, London & forwarded to 51 Bishopgate EC2 then redirected to Kenilworth Castle, c/o Union Castle Mail S.S. Co Ltd., & finally to Messrs. Alfred Holt & Co., Chinese Seamens Reseive (Sic) Post, India Blgs., Liverpool 2 bearing H.K. GV1 20c & $1 tied Kowloon /Hong Kong cds with alongside R /Hong Kong K 139 B registered label with K handstruck & with partial Cresham (31 Jul) cds & on reverse Registered /S.O. Hong Kong (9 Jul) despatch + feint Gresham (26 Jul) & oval Rgistered /Corn Ex. Liverpool (30 Jul) transit cds. ............................................................................................... Interesting maritime & Shipping Line item trying to trace & deliver to Chinaman
US$130
[20340]  HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL..  1906 (Jan 8)
[20340]  HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL..  1906 (Jan 8)
[20340] HONG KONG - NEW ZEALAND …H.M.S. POWERFUL & REDIRECTED MAIL.. 1906 (Jan 8) Coloured picture postcard of Casemates Barracks, Gibraltar to S. H. Holt, AB No 21 Mess, H.M.S. Powerful, Australian Station or elewhere & forwarded in blue crayon to Wellington, NZ bearing HK EDV111 4c (top left pulled perf) tied Victoria /Hong Kong cds & with single ring Hong Kong /K.B. index F (8 Jan) Webb type B transit cds...
US$170
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335]  GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN...   194? (Feb 26)
[20335] GREAT BRITAIN… WW2 RE-USED with ECONOMY label tied PATRIOTIC SLOGAN... 194? (Feb 26) Longer envelope folded down to regular size not affecting any markings originally to The British Law Insurance Co. Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne bearing GV1 dark colours 2˝d tied with a Durham cds. Save Paper & Free Ships, R. R. & Co. Economy Label affixed & tied by rare violet framed Be on your guard /as FIRE damage /Aids the Enemy patriotic handstamp & addressed to Messrs. Dickson , Archer & Thorp, Alnwick, Northumberland bearing light colours 1d tied Newcastle upon Tyne cds with year slug unclear................. A very unusual label & patriotic handstamp.
US$600
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332]  GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER…  1942 (Oct 13)
[20332] GREAT BRITAIN..WW2 HMS ROBERTS REDIRECTED & DAMAGED BY SEA WATER… 1942 (Oct 13) Plain envelope bearing GV1 1d tied Bow E.3 Post Early in the day slogan to A/B. R.D.F., F.H. Doody P/JX 275914, HMS Roberts, c/o GPO London, redirected in blue crayon to HMS Victory & red ink R.N.A.S. Yeovilton, Somerset 15/3/43 & with violet boxed Damaged By Sea - Water with on reverse Liverpool (30 Mar '43) arrival date stamp. ............................................................................................... Item comes with details of ship & activities during 1942..
US$600
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308]  EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES..  1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg
[20308] EGYPT - USA..O.H.M.S. REGISTERED with SERVICE ADHESIVES.. 1948 O.H.M.S. printed envelope registered to Benton Harbour. Mich & forwarded to St. Joseph in blue crayon bearing Egypt Service 2m, 10m & pair 20m making 52m rate tied partial Giza /Orman cds & with O.H.E.M.S /R No 228 registration label. Violet pointed oval Giza cachet & unframed Forwarded & Saint Joseph, Mich hand stamps with on reverse another Giza cachet sealing flap plus New York /Reg'y Div (30 Apr), Benton Harbor (3 May transits & Saint Joseph, Mich (3 May) transits & Saint Joseph (3 May) arrival date stamp. ................................................................................................. Scarce
US$70
[20214]  AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.…  1943 (Nov 1)
[20214]  AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.…  1943 (Nov 1)
[20214] AUSTRALIA - USA…WW2 RED CROSS from HOSPITAL PATIENT DUEL MILITARY & CIVIL CENSORS.… 1943 (Nov 1) Australian Red Cross Society, To Hospital Patients printed envelope to Chicago & forwarded locally bearing GV1 2˝d & Elizabeth 1d tied partial Mil Hosp. Heidelberg No 22 /Vic Aust. & with violet framed Australian /Military Forces /Passed By Censor/977 + 3 Opened By Censor label (CCSG L3-7) tied violet 3 /Passed /By /Censor / 126 & red unframed S 3701 hand stamps with on reverse Chicago lLL, Jackson Park Stn (13 Dec) transit date stamp. .............................................................................................. Scarcer item showing censorship by both Military & civil authorities
US$130
[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169]  IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER...  1916 (Sep 7)
[14169] IRAQ - FRANCE...BRITISH FORCES POLITICAL OFFICER... 1916 (Sep 7) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Field Service to Lieut, 370 Battery RFA, 132 Brigade RFA, 29th Division BEF & forwarded in manu to Etaples with oval Office of Chief Political Officer/I.E.F. "D" hand stamp & on back circular Base Office B cds of despatch & partial circular Passed Censor/D hand stamp + FPO 24 (18 Oct) used by FPO 47 on the Somme arrival cds. ................................................................................................ 29th Division was involved in the Gallipoli campaign moving initially to Egypt after the evacuation in Jan 1916 & later arriving in France in March 1916
US$130
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155]  SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA..  1943 (Sep 16)
[20155] SOUTH AFRICA - ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY... WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA.. 1943 (Sep 16) Plain envelope by airmail to Sergt. Harold Harper, South African POW, POW Camp 54 P.M. 3300 with red crayon Stalag V11 A, Prv 8929 & violet Nicht im Stalag V11 A bearing South African War Economy half size Bantams 3d & 6d tied East London cds & with red on white bi-lingual UC8 (Small) Opened By Censor label tied violet Arms B & with red circular International Red Cross /Geneva transit cachet. ............................................................................................... The Italians surrendered on 8 Sept 1943 & the Germans were quick in transporting allied POW's held by the Italians to Germany that resulted in some confusion over mail, nice item
US$150
[20147]  SOUTH AFRICA - EAST AFRICA...WW2 3d LETTERCARD to A.M.E.S. ...   1942 (Feb 22)
[20147]  SOUTH AFRICA - EAST AFRICA...WW2 3d LETTERCARD to A.M.E.S. ...   1942 (Feb 22)
[20147] SOUTH AFRICA - EAST AFRICA...WW2 3d LETTERCARD to A.M.E.S. ... 1942 (Feb 22) South Africa 3d bi-lingual Active Service Letter Card to 1173961 Cpl. Barlow N.H., A.M.ES (Air Ministry Experimental Station) Reserve Pool, RAF Middle East, c/o APO Durban & forwarded in red crayon 303, 6/2/42 B cancelled Capetown 4 (Feb 23) cds & with bi-lingual UC8(Small) Opened By Censor with pencil 110 label with contents relating to "Happy to hear you are in Middle East & Not Singapore" "Capetown is getting warm & quite nervous of the Japs & had several trial black outs""Hope we don't get bombed""Petrol rationing has started" card with pencil Rec' 10/4/42. ............................................................................................... AMES units were normally Radar Stations & 303 AMES was located in East Africa Feb 1942 to May 1943
US$150
[20108]  SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND..WW1 AMERIICAN CONSULAR SERVICE CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1916 (Sep 16)
[20108]  SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND..WW1 AMERIICAN CONSULAR SERVICE CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1916 (Sep 16)
[20108] SOUTH AFRICA - SWITZERLAND..WW1 AMERIICAN CONSULAR SERVICE CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1916 (Sep 16) American Consular Service printed envelope to Red Cross Society, Geneva bearing pair GV 2˝d tied Capetown machine timed at 11.00 a.m.& pair ˝d tied CapeTown 31 cds timed at 5 p.m. for late fee ?? & with red on white bi-lingual Opened By Censor /99 label with blue circular Passed Censor /C. 14, blue crayon Moynier a' Hospice alongside with unframed dirty blue 195 handstamp below applied in Geneva & on reverse Geneva (16 Oct) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ Gustave Moynier 1826-1910 was Swiss from a wealthy family of shoemakers & was involved with many charitable organisations & Co founder of the International Commission for Relief to Wounded that in 1876 became the International Red Cross...Interesting item.
US$150
[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
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590] GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT... 1943 (Nov 15) GB Air Letter to Capt. E. Tuite-Dalton, 2/3 Q.A.O Gurkhas, C.M.F. with "C" deleted in manuscript with red ink " X " either side & 2/3 underlined in red crayon attempting to deliver item & bearing GB 6d tied East Farleigh/ Maidstone cds & with on reverse Indian FPO 15 (24 & 25 Jan 44) cds located Akaki, Cyprus + Base Post Office No 1 /Sor ( 1 Feb) located Egypt transit cds alongside violet framed Last Location at O2E. BRA hand stamp & finally getting delivered with Indian FPO 48 (3 Feb) arrival cds located Deir Suneid, Palestine .....................Nice item
US$200
[19999]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES REDIRECTED BY ARMY BASE POST OFFICE LABEL….  1918 (Dec 30)
[19999]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES REDIRECTED BY ARMY BASE POST OFFICE LABEL….  1918 (Dec 30)
[19999] AUSTRALIA …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES REDIRECTED BY ARMY BASE POST OFFICE LABEL…. 1918 (Dec 30) Plain envelope with 45% back flap gone bearing GV 1d tied Bream Creek/Tasmania cds to 7265 Signaller W. Dumbarton, B Coy, 45th Battalion, A.I.F. Abroad & with Re-directed by Army Base Post Office label imprinted 2000M - 3/18 10305 label & on reverse violet unframed 184 with initials. ............................................................................................... The 45th Batt. were located on the Western front form 1916 - 1918..Bream Creek is a smaller township with no data relating to the population
US$100
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997]  AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER ….  1918 (Jun 9)
[19997] AUSTRALIA - GB …WW1 A.I.F. FORCES RETURN TO SENDER with LETTER …. 1918 (Jun 9) Plain envelope bearing GV 1d together with letter written June 9 from Russell, Tasmania to A.I.F. soldier, 10th Training Batt. Fovant & forwarded to 40 Batt. & with red oval Not With 40th BN, red ink Not 9th 2 B (26 Aug), violet framed Undeliverable /A.B.P.O. /Return to Sender & Unable to trace /Returned Letter Office /Melbourne /Return to Sender hand stamps & on reverse Returned to Sender from Returned Letter Office, A.I.F. Melbourne, label imprinted C. 10678 .............................................................................. Scarce item
US$200
[19901]  BARBADOS - GB …WW2 NATIVE BRITISH CARIBBEAN FORCES …  1944 (Jun 18)
[19901]  BARBADOS - GB …WW2 NATIVE BRITISH CARIBBEAN FORCES …  1944 (Jun 18)
[19901] BARBADOS - GB …WW2 NATIVE BRITISH CARIBBEAN FORCES … 1944 (Jun 18) Airmail envelope to 1394805 Calhayues C. Marfill, c/o West India Committee, 40 Norfolk Street, London WC 2 & forwarded to Sandown, Isle of Wight bearing 1/- & 4d tied St. Peter /Barbados cds & with PC90 Opened By /Examiner H 25 label & on reverse London/F (6 Jul) transit date stamp ..... Mail to or from native volunteer soldiers is scarce
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
[19716]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW2 TWO OCEAN CENSORED AIRMAIL with solo 5/-…  1941 (Sep 19)
[19716]  GB - AUSTRALIA…WW2 TWO OCEAN CENSORED AIRMAIL with solo 5/-…  1941 (Sep 19)
[19716] GB - AUSTRALIA…WW2 TWO OCEAN CENSORED AIRMAIL with solo 5/-… 1941 (Sep 19) Plain envelope endorsed "By Clippper Airmail" to Tasmania forwarded to Melboourne & again to Warburton Vic bearing GV1 single 5/- tied Storrington cds & with red on white 6 Opened By Censor label (CCSG L6-6a) tied violet diamond 6 /Passed /By /Censor /4 hand stamp (similar to CCSG H6-2b number 4 not recorded), red ink re-direction to Melbourne (12 Mar 42) & with Re-Addressed By Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne label imprinted W 506 to Warburton & on reverse Hobart (7 Mar) transit date stamp ............................................................................. Scarcer censorship & mailed at 5/- rate for airmail across the Atlantic, across USA & across the Pacific was the most expensive & supposedly fastest & safest route available, however this item posted before Japan entered the war & delivered after Pearl Harbour was clearly snarled up due to this event
US$300
[19567]  PALESTINE - CYPRUS…RE-DIRECTED RED CROSS with ADDED ADHESIVE.   1943 (Sep 22)
[19567]  PALESTINE - CYPRUS…RE-DIRECTED RED CROSS with ADDED ADHESIVE.   1943 (Sep 22)
[19567]  PALESTINE - CYPRUS…RE-DIRECTED RED CROSS with ADDED ADHESIVE.   1943 (Sep 22)
[19567]  PALESTINE - CYPRUS…RE-DIRECTED RED CROSS with ADDED ADHESIVE.   1943 (Sep 22)
[19567] PALESTINE - CYPRUS…RE-DIRECTED RED CROSS with ADDED ADHESIVE. 1943 (Sep 22) British Red Cross, Palestine, Postal Message Scheme printed envelope cancelled rare red circular Jerusalem / Palestine /Postage Paid cds to Victor Steiner, Pedhoulas & forwarded to Red Cross Office, Nicosia with Cyprus 1 piastre affixed over Jerusalem cds & tied Pedhoulas/Cyprus (4 Oct) cds & on reverse Nicosia/Cyprus (5 Oct) arrival cds ................................................................................................. Fine & very scarce being only the 2nd that I have handled
US$350
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