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[20494]  MADAGASCAR…WW2 AIR DROP LEAFLET...   Circa 1942-3 Beautifully coloured Communication Officielle du Governement des Etats-Unis au sujet de Madagascar (135 x 215mm)
[20494]  MADAGASCAR…WW2 AIR DROP LEAFLET...   Circa 1942-3 Beautifully coloured Communication Officielle du Governement des Etats-Unis au sujet de Madagascar (135 x 215mm)
[20494] MADAGASCAR…WW2 AIR DROP LEAFLET... Circa 1942-3 Beautifully coloured Communication Officielle du Governement des Etats-Unis au sujet de Madagascar (135 x 215mm) with above US Winged Eagle with drop down flag over chest carrying Holly & Arrows in each foot dropped over France with message to the People of France explaining that the invasion & occupation of Madagascar is only for the duration of the war & will be returned to France after Victory. ................................................................................................ After the Japanese attacked Ceylon in April 1942 the British felt Madagascar, part of Vichy France could be a base from which the Japanese could cut Allied shipping & supply routes around the Cape of Good Hope. Operation "Ironclad" launched on 5 May with first landing taking place at Diago Suarez & by October the island was secured with the French capitulating 6 Nov 42 it was felt the people of France should have their minds put to rest hense the Air Drops
US$125
[20351]  PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL  1910 (Jun 30)
[20351]  PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL  1910 (Jun 30)
[20351] PHILIPPINE Is - FRANCE …MARITME MAIL 1910 (Jun 30) Coloured picture ostcard showing 3 cute Filipino children to Marseille bearing on picture side MacKinley 4c tied Manila /P.I. duplex No 3 (1 Jul) & with another strike on address side alongside Octagonal Linge / Paq. Fr . No. 4 (5 Jul)
US$80
[20258]  FRANCE - IRAQ……WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL VIA LEBANON …  1939 (Nov 24)
[20258]  FRANCE - IRAQ……WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL VIA LEBANON …  1939 (Nov 24)
[20258] FRANCE - IRAQ……WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL VIA LEBANON … 1939 (Nov 24) Air France printed airmail envelope to Baghdad bearing Peace 1.25f red & Carcassonne 5f tied Nice cds & Controle Postal Militaire label tied red oval Ouvert / L.O. /Par L'Autorite Militaire applied in Beirut, Lebanon & on reverse Beyrouth (2 Dec) slogan transit & Baghdad (9 Dec) arrival cds.
US$40
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195]  YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES..  1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2)
[20195] YUGOSLAVIA -FRANCE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES with all DIFFERENT CENSOR TYPES.. 1917 - 18 Trio stampless Picture postcards (2) & Plain card to Nice datelined 15 May 1917, Mukpa from Sergent to Serb name at Serbe Depute, Nice cancelled cryillic cds with part of message blacked out by censor & Serb transit cds (22 May) + Blue framed cyrillic censor [2] card to Nice headed from Serb & cancelled Bizerte /Tunisie cds (20 Apr) & with violet double framed Censure /Militare [3] card to Cannes headed from Colonel Prendites with fine cyrillic (4 Apr) cds & black framed Censure /Militaire Serbe, unframed Postes Serbes both tied by blue crayon Y .......3 items & good group. ................................................................................................. Austro-Hungary considered that Serbia was compliant in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand & invaded the country late July 1914 paving the way for WW1. The allies particularly the French aided Serbia but some sources state Serbia lost 1.1m people from a total population of 4.5m, including 26% of the military force of 420,000 with civilian deaths attributed to epidemics of Typhus, Spanish flue, resistance against the Axis powers & starvation
US$170
[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
[17951]  INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS...  1850 (Feb 21)
[17951]  INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS...  1850 (Feb 21)
[17951] INDIA - FRANCE...1850 PRE-STAMP OVERLAND from MADRAS... 1850 (Feb 21) Entire letter to Bordeaux endorsed Per Overland via Marseilles with boxed Madras /Paid (21 Feb) with manuscript 10 A (Annas) + Crescent India Paid. Routed via E.I.C Ajdaha via Aden & Suez a faint manuscript ½ to cover Red Sea Postage is made alongside datestamp in red & manuscript 10 (Decimes) charged by French for sea route Alexandria to Marseille via H.M. Medusa & on back Bordeaux (1 Apr) arrival cds .........................Transit time of 44 days
US$150
[19059]  FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 23)
[19059]  FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 23)
[19059] FRANCE - ITALY … OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED… 1943 (Jan 23) Plain envelope to Mirando la Modena bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Mercury 2 x 50c tied Saint Marcel /Bouche du Rhone cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied blue OKW Geoffnet (d) OKW/Eagle Swastika (Riemer D - 21b) + red boxed 3358 + 6209 + blue 35 within frame & 52 within circle german censors + green unframed 8 that i believe to be an Italian censors & on reverse Mirano la /Modena (8 Feb) arrival cds. .............................................................................................. Scarce duel country censorship... ref: Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19058]  FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 3)
[19058]  FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED…  1943 (Jan 3)
[19058] FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED… 1943 (Jan 3) Plain envelope to Mentone via Ventimiglia bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Mercury 2 x 50c tied Varacieux /Isere cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied blue OKW Geoffnet (d) OKW/Eagle Swastika (Riemer D - 21b) + red boxed 3211 + 5406 German censors + violet 143 over 111 within circle + 6 within frame & 9 within circle + red unframed 20 of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per censura label tied violet Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /111 hand stamp & Mentone (20 Jan) arrival cds................................................................................................ This shows the Germans in control of Varacieux & Italians controling Mentone with mail again being censored on reaching the Italian occupied zone... ref: Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$400
[19057]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 7)
[19057]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 7)
[19057] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 7) Plain envelope to Geneva bearing France Petain 3f & 1f tied Avenue du Prado /Marseille cds & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . I . . label (Riemer L-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code L hand stamp (Riemer L-433). . ............................................................................................... The Germans occupied Marseille although some Italian solders were present they were under the control & working directly for the Germans....Ref Postal history of italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19055]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 18)
[19055]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Oct 18)
[19055] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Oct 18) Plain envelope to Geneva bearing France Petain 3 x 1.50f tied Thonon les Bains date stamp & with adhesives struck by unframed Annecy undated hand stamps & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . L . . label (Riemer L-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code L hand stamp (Riemer L-433) ......................................................................................... As soon as the Italians surrendered on 8 Sep 1943 the Germans swiftly moved in to replace Italian forces in S.E. France....Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$130
[19054]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Feb 5)
[19054]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Feb 5)
[19054] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…GERMAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Feb 5) Plain envelope to Geneva bearing France Petain 3 x 1.50f & Mercury 50c tied Valence Gare/Drome date stamp & with on reverse Geoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht/. . X . . label (Riemer X-50) tied violet Eagle Swastika code X hand stamp (Riemer X-5). ................................................................................................ This is an important cover proving that at this time the Germans Occupied Valence despite what other authors have stated.....Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$150
[19052]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 23)
[19052]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Aug 23)
[19052] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Aug 23) Coloured picture postcard entitled 'Massid de la GRANDE-CHARTREUSE (Isere) - Le Convent" to Bale bearing France Petain vertical pair 1.50f tied faint Voiron /Isere 926 Aug) cds & with red 132 over 111 within circle + unframed 8 + framed Verificato /Per Censura + circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111 applied at Chambery. ............................................................................................... Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$170
[19049]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Apr 25)
[19049]  FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE…  1943 (Apr 25)
[19049] FRANCE - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE… 1943 (Apr 25) Plain envelope to Charmey, Canton de Fribourg bearing France Petain 4 x 1f tied Nice Pl.Wilson date stamp & with red 31 over 111 within circle + unframed hollow 2 + framed 19 over 3 hand stamps of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per Censura label tied red circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111 applied at Chambery. ............................................................................................. Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$170
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055]  NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH…  1940 (May 14)
[20055] NEW CALEDONIA - FRANCE …WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED & CONDEMNED by BRITISH… 1940 (May 14) Plain envelope registered to Paris bearing 1939 local motives issue Capt. Cook & Ship marginal single 3f tied Noumea/Nouvelle Caledonie cds, R /Noumea (N. - C. ) /No 629 registration label,Intercepted by British with PC90 Opened By /Examiner 5170 label with blue crayon Condemned & T.44 & violet unframed Released hand stamp. ............................................................................................. Although addressed innocently to a female the crayon T.44 denotes it was referred to Trade censorship found to be not so innnocent, condemned & released at wars end.
US$350
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051]  MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS…  1943 (Aug 21)
[19051] MONACO - SWITZERLAND…ITALIAN OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE to RED CROSS… 1943 (Aug 21) Plain envelope to International Red Cross, Geneva bearing Monaco Prince Louis 4f tied Monte Carlo date stamp & with red 34 over 111 within circle + unframed 8 + framed 17 over 3 hand stamps of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per Censura label tied red circular Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /1 Distaccamento /111. ............................................................................................... Very scarce cover ...Ref Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)
US$400
[19961]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE..  1918 (Jul 28)
[19961]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE..  1918 (Jul 28)
[19961]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE..  1918 (Jul 28)
[19961]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE..  1918 (Jul 28)
[19961]  AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE..  1918 (Jul 28)
[19961] AUSTRALIA …WW1 fom DUGOUT AT the SCENE of ACTION UNDER FIRE in FRANCE.. 1918 (Jul 28) A.F. W. 3078 On Active Service honour envelope to Port Cygnet, Tasmania with circular blue CH. 1 /Crown /Passed By /Censor hand stamp applied at Hobart together with 3 page letter page 1 written on YMCA with the Australian Imperial Force & other 2 on YMCA with the British Expeditionary Force printed paper to Lelia from her brother Roy H. Hall, 40th battalion headed "Written from a Dugout at the Scene of Action, France" with fantastic content "had my Rifle destroyed with a piece of shrapnel this morning but luckily I was not injured" "Written in great haste under shell fire" "Shell fire is a terrrible thing". ................................................................................................ Great item CH. 1 censor of Hobart seems less common than it's partner CL. 1 of Launceston
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
[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
[19717]  GB - FRANCE…WW1 to FRENCH SOLDIER, FORWARDED & EVACUE  1916 (Jun 14)
[19717]  GB - FRANCE…WW1 to FRENCH SOLDIER, FORWARDED & EVACUE  1916 (Jun 14)
[19717] GB - FRANCE…WW1 to FRENCH SOLDIER, FORWARDED & EVACUE 1916 (Jun 14) Plain envelope with remains of mounting on reverse to Jaques Crossin, Fournier 23 Compagnie du 6 Bataillon de Tirailleurs Morocains, Secteur Postal 49 & forwarded to Ambulance 14, Groupe 2 (Sectuer 3) with Tresor et Postes /49 cds ( 19 Jun) & then again to Depot a' Arles with unframed violet Evacue hand stamp bearing GB 2 x 1d + single ½d tied Newcastle, Staffs cds ..........Attractive & unusual item
US$80
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