Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| CHINA-GB [FRIENDS SERVICE COUNCIL/QUAKERS] 1947(Jan 27) Christian Literature Society for China, Shanghai printed env to Friends Service Council, London bearing on rev Sun Yat Sen $50 on 5c & $500 on 3c plus Block 4 x $100 tied Shanghai d/s
| FRANCE - GB...WW1 FRIENDS AMBULANCE UNIT FORWARDED TWICE... 1916 (Sep 13) Plain stampless envelope to Scalby Nr. Scarborough forwarded to Malton then again to Chelsea cancelled poor Army Post Office machine date stamp & with boxed champhered corners Passed By /J Bluaxwall /OC /F.A.U. hand stamp with facsimile signature + six sided Passed Field Censor /4110 hand stamp in red & showing Scarborough & Malton (Both 15 Sep) forwarding cds .....some foxing that could be removed
| GB - AUSTRALIA…1867 TO EARLY SETTLER & QUAKER IN TASMANIA… 1867 (Jan 15) Wrapper to Francis Cotton, Kelvedon, Gt. Swanport, Tasmania bearing 2d Blue plate 9 + 1865-67 6d plate 5 tied York 930 duplex with on reverse London (16 Jan) transit cds & on face red boxed Shipletter-Inwardsfree /18 MR 18 /1867 handstamp ....A few expected creases & rumples but interesting item to Francis Cotton was a Quaker & early settler in Tasmania with his biography..
| GB….FINLAND WINTER WAR FINNISH AID BUREAU… 1940 (Mar 11) Larger Finnish Aid Bureau, Thorney Ho., Smith Square, Westmiinter, London 205 x 254mm typed letter, no cover, to Mac Corrie Esq., No 1599, I Milton Chambers, Chelsea, London being a typed letter of acceptance for service as a volunteer & notifying him that he will receive a request to be fitted with his kit .....On 30 Nov 1939 the Russians invaded Finland without warning or declaration of war & volunteers from various countries went to the aid of Finland who capitulated to the Russian army on 12 March 1940....This is written on the day before Finland capitulated
| MADAGASCAR-GB... DOUBLE CENSORED to QUAKERS.. 1943(Mar 19) Mission F.F.M.A. Faratsiho/Par Tananarive printed env to Friends Service Council, Friends House, Euston Road, London bearing 1.50f & 2.50f tied Faratsiho d/s & w/black on buff British Censorship label tied framed Passed By/Censor/252-1 h/s in black & on opposite side PC90 Opened By/Examiner 6514 label & on rev Tananarive [21 & 22 Mar] & Tamatave [23 Mar] transit d/s.......Scarce item from smaller Quaker MisSion to London Headquarters
| FINLAND - GB…FINNISH RUSSIAN WINTER WAR FRIENDS AMBULANCE… 1940 (Mar 13) Plain envelope with small portion of flap gone by airmail to Bolton from John Heywood, Friends Ambulance Unit, KpK 28, Unit 1752, Finland bearing Rampant Lion 2m & 3˝m tied Kenttapostik 15 cds located at Karelia & with violet framed bi-lingual Finnish & Swedish Examined by War Censorship & unframed Kenttapostia hand stamps + PC66 Opened By /Censor /3137 label.........John Heywood was one of only 56 British volunteers who served with the F.A.U. in Finland.