Mike White
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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
[18677]  PALESTINE -SWITZERLAND...BRITISH MANDATE ..  1922 (Dec 23)
[18677]  PALESTINE -SWITZERLAND...BRITISH MANDATE ..  1922 (Dec 23)
[18677] PALESTINE -SWITZERLAND...BRITISH MANDATE .. 1922 (Dec 23) Beautiful coloured Gruss Auf Jerusalem picture postcard showing "Grabeskirche von hinten gesehen" & "Garten Gethsemane" to Bern bearing pair EEF 3 milliemes overprinted Palestine tied Jaffa cds
US$80
1922 (Dec 22)
1922 (Dec 22)
1922 (Dec 22) Crested envelope to Eastern Telegraph Co., Alexandria bearing EEF 13 millemes overprinted Palestine tied Ramleh /Palestine cds & with on reverse Kantara - Haifa /TPO South (23 Dec) transit & Alexandria /A (24 Dec) arrival cds of civil office
US$150
[19992]  YUGOSLAVIA - ITALY…CAPTURED STATIONARY from ITALIAN OCCUPATION ZARA..  1919 (Nov 22)
[19992]  YUGOSLAVIA - ITALY…CAPTURED STATIONARY from ITALIAN OCCUPATION ZARA..  1919 (Nov 22)
[19992]  YUGOSLAVIA - ITALY…CAPTURED STATIONARY from ITALIAN OCCUPATION ZARA..  1919 (Nov 22)
[19992]  YUGOSLAVIA - ITALY…CAPTURED STATIONARY from ITALIAN OCCUPATION ZARA..  1919 (Nov 22)
[19992] YUGOSLAVIA - ITALY…CAPTURED STATIONARY from ITALIAN OCCUPATION ZARA.. 1919 (Nov 22) Captured Austrian Feldpost Letter card to Bari from Italian soldier bearing on reverse across opening flap and thus severed but looking good Itay Victor Emmanuel 25 lira overprinted 25 centessimi di Corona tied Zara cds & with card headed Zara, Dalmatia with contents havily censored & blacked out & with violet circular Censura di Zara & 22 within circle & with on reverse Bari (27 Dec) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ At the end of WW1 in Nov 1918 italian troops entered & occupied Zara & parts of Dalmatia in the belief that these would be granted to Italy, the 28 June 1919 Treaty of Versailles did not grant them Italy. On 12 September Gabriele D' Annugio took Fiume & on 12 Nov 1920 Italy gave up Dalmatia but not Zara
US$200
[19967]  AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter...  "1918 (Dec 20)
[19967]  AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter...  "1918 (Dec 20)
[19967]  AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter...  "1918 (Dec 20)
[19967]  AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter...  "1918 (Dec 20)
[19967]  AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter...  "1918 (Dec 20)
[19967] AUSTRALIA … WW1 A.I.F forces in FRANCE with VIVID letter... "1918 (Dec 20) Plain stampless roughly opened envelope endorsed On Active Service to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania from A.I.F. soldier cancelled in transit Army P.O. 3 (8 Jan 1919) machine located Boulogne & with violet oblong Passed by Censor /No 5087 hand stamp together with 3 page letter headed Hautmont 20 Dec 1918 giving condolences to addressee for the loss of her brother & son followed by a vivid account of the battle of Epehy 18 September*. The writer goes on to say the Bosch evacuated this place 7 weeks ago & looted it just before the Armistice. ................................................................................................ *Somme Area....6,800 Australians were involved in the Battle of Epehy that commenced early morning 18 Sept. 1918 & was conducted over a 16 mile front N.W. of St. Quentin. The Australians advanced almost 3 miles suffering 1,260 casualties but captured 4243 German prisoners plus Artillery, Mortars, small arms & other equipment.
US$100
[19966]  AUSTRALIA …POST WW1 A.I.F forces in BELGIUM...  1919 (Feb 28)
[19966]  AUSTRALIA …POST WW1 A.I.F forces in BELGIUM...  1919 (Feb 28)
[19966]  AUSTRALIA …POST WW1 A.I.F forces in BELGIUM...  1919 (Feb 28)
[19966]  AUSTRALIA …POST WW1 A.I.F forces in BELGIUM...  1919 (Feb 28)
[19966] AUSTRALIA …POST WW1 A.I.F forces in BELGIUM... 1919 (Feb 28) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service to Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania from A.I.F. soldier together with letter written on 3 souvenir picture postcards of Bruxelles, Palais du Roi, Jardin Botanique & Grand Place-Maisons de Corporations et Panorama cancelled APO S.106 (1 Mar) cds located Brussels & with red oblong Passed by Censor /No 5117 hand stamp. ................................................................................................ Scarcer cancel & 3 nice cards in pristine condition
US$50
[19748]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR VIVA ESPANA CRUCIFICTION of JESUS STATIONARY ENVELOPE..  "1939 (Mar)
[19748]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR VIVA ESPANA CRUCIFICTION of JESUS STATIONARY ENVELOPE..  "1939 (Mar)
[19748] SPAIN..CIVIL WAR VIVA ESPANA CRUCIFICTION of JESUS STATIONARY ENVELOPE.. "1939 (Mar) Pictorial ""Viva Espana"" entitled ""Ntro Padre Jesus del Calvario De Montalban"" Postal Stationary enveloped dipicting Jesus carry Cross addressed to Zaragoza & cancelled Vich /Barcelona cds & with violet oval Administifa un de Correos /Arms /(Barcelona) /Vich + Ejercito Del Norte /Comandancia De /Servico de Etapas + unframed Censura Militar + another uneven circular administrative cachet of Vich & bearing Segell Municipal de Vic 25c overprinted in red Arritris tied black oval Ayuntamiento de Vich /Intervenchin with Arms in centre hand stamp & on reverse Zaragoza /49 (7 Mar) arrival cds ................................................................................................. A very unusual item of civil war stationary that I cannot find in Edifil catalogue or at least not in the antique 1976 specialised copy that I have.
US$200
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747]  SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER..  1938 (May 15)
[19747] SPAIN..CIVIL WAR REPUBLICAN SOLDIER to FEMALE SOLDIER.. 1938 (May 15) Plain envelope together with letter to Rosa Maria Otter, Camp 3 Caixas, Barcelona from soldier 140 Bgd., 44 Divison., 557 Battalion, Sanitation Base 8 CCB bearing Republican 45c tied violet Correo de Campaga /Estafeta (17 May) cds. ................................................................................................ This is getting late in the war, the Nationalists had already in January 1938 established a civil govrnment at Burgos & 2 monhs after this was written the Republicans mounted the last offensive on the Ebro that failed & this marked the slippery slide with the International Brigades being dissolved 5 Nov & Barcelona falling on 26 January 1939 with finally on 1 April Franco being informed that all objectives had been met, the war was over.
US$150
[17697]  SPAIN - FRANCE...CIVIL WAR to USA Embassy in PARIS...  1938 (Apr 6)
[17697]  SPAIN - FRANCE...CIVIL WAR to USA Embassy in PARIS...  1938 (Apr 6)
[17697] SPAIN - FRANCE...CIVIL WAR to USA Embassy in PARIS... 1938 (Apr 6) Majesticotel printed envelope registered to Arthur Bargen, c/o American Embassy, Paris bearing 45c on 2c + single helicopter 2p + Don Ativo de Invalidos strip 3 x 10c + Red Cross ?c tied boxed Certificado /Barcelona date stamp with manuscript R-469 in blue crayon & plain Brown re-sealing label partly over Red X adhesive obscuring value tied boxed Republica Espanola /Censura /Carteria h/s (Heller RB 1.5) in red & with on back Paris V111 /Distribution (9 Apr) arrival cds .
US$150
[17548]  YUGOSLAVIA - GB.....1919 BRITISH FORCES In BELGRADE...  1919 (Jun 3)
[17548]  YUGOSLAVIA - GB.....1919 BRITISH FORCES In BELGRADE...  1919 (Jun 3)
[17548] YUGOSLAVIA - GB.....1919 BRITISH FORCES In BELGRADE... 1919 (Jun 3) Coloured stampless picture postcard entitled "Belgrad - Kinderholungheim in Topcider" to Boston Linc's endorsed from Spr. H.P. Dann cancelled Army Post Office L.16 cds & with losenge Passed /By /Censor /Crown /No /510 h/s in black & with manuscript 10.6.19 arrival date
US$250
[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR.. 1936(Apr 3) Printed Alla Littoria airmail envelope little untidily opened with airmail etiquette crosssed through to Rome bearing Eritrea 1 lira + 30c + 20c tied Posta Militare N 88 cds with on reverse Roma (11 May) arrival date stamp ...................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$80
[19683]  HAITI-USA...US MARINE FORCES AEROPLANE MAIL....  1929 (Mar 13)
[19683]  HAITI-USA...US MARINE FORCES AEROPLANE MAIL....  1929 (Mar 13)
[19683] HAITI-USA...US MARINE FORCES AEROPLANE MAIL.... 1929 (Mar 13) Plain envelope endorsed Via Pan American Airways to Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Norfolk VA bearing USA Washington 2c & 10c tied U.S. Marine Corps, Port Au Prince date stamp & with unframed black Aeroplane Mail hand stamp...................................................................... Haiti became a US Protectorate 16 Sep 1916 hence the presence of US Marines
US$40
[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
[19681]  CHINA-USA...US FORCES at TIENTSIN....  1926 (Jan 4)
[19681]  CHINA-USA...US FORCES at TIENTSIN....  1926 (Jan 4)
[19681] CHINA-USA...US FORCES at TIENTSIN.... 1926 (Jan 4) Captain O.D. Wells, 15th U.S. Infantry Amerian Barracks, Tientsin, China printed envelope to Salt Lake City bearing Sun Yat-sen 25c affixed upside down tied bi-lingual Tientsin 13 cds……......US forces maintained a military presence to protect American nationals and property & to guard the Legations.
US$70
[19654]  ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP..  1935(Dec 18)
[19654]  ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP..  1935(Dec 18)
[19654] ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP.. 1935(Dec 18) Kangaroo C & E Club crested envelope to Ampendan bearing Ethoipia pair 2g tied Addis Abeba cds & with plain pink resealing label tied violet Empire D'Ethiopie /Censure Militaire hand stamp & on reverse Bombay Foreign (27 Dec) transit & Ampenan (15 Jan 36) arrival cds ....................................................................... Censored mail is found on overseas mail from 13 Dec 1935 to 25 April 1936 which is just 10 days before Italian troops entered Addis Abeba during the Italian East Afrian War
US$250
[19653]  ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID..  1936(Jan 2)
[19653]  ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID..  1936(Jan 2)
[19653] ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID.. 1936(Jan 2) Plain postcard to Gravenhage bearing Ethiopia 1g & 2g tied Addis Abeba cds & with red circular Nederl. Roode Kruis /Hofdbestuur hand stamp & on reverse signed by members of the Nederlands Red Cross Ambulance to Ethiopia .................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa resulting in various forms of Foreign Medical Aid going to assist
US$150
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1935(Jun 29) Black & white postcard entitled "Asmara - Chiesa Copta" to Italy bearing Eritrea 20c tied Posta Militare 101 cds that was used by the Italian forces during the campaign ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$70
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Aug 17) Printed airmail envelope to Military address, Amara, Eritrea bearing Eritrea 50c tied Posta Militare N 210 cds that was used by VA Division Alpina Division "Ousteria", 7 -11 Regiment & 5th Regiment Art. Alpina ......................................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$50
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Jun 29) Printed airmail envelope to Alessandria bearing Eritrea Pair + single 50c tied Posta Militare N 104 cds that was used by the IV Division "3 Gennaio" & with on reverse arrival cds dated 7 Jul ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$80
[19566]  CYPRUS - SUDAN …ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS OHMS..  1934 (Jan)
[19566]  CYPRUS - SUDAN …ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS OHMS..  1934 (Jan)
[19566] CYPRUS - SUDAN …ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS OHMS.. 1934 (Jan) O.H.M.S. envelope to P.R.I., Royal Irish Fusiliers, Khartoum bearing GV 1½ Piastres tied faint Polymedia cds & with black circular "B" Company /Royal Irish Fusiliers hand stamp countersigned with on reverse Port Said (21 Jan) + partial Wadii Halfa /TPO /No 2 transit cds ...................... Interesting item of Military mail during the civil censorship period of 1931 - 36 that did not require censorship
US$150
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