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[20576]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 8)
[20576]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 8)
[20576] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Nov 8) Plain stampless envelope to Saone et Lone, Vichy France from French sailor on Vichy ship, "Elan" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & violet circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 330084 filing number & 7392 handstamps of German censor alongside & wth on right sde brown resealing label tied OKW Swastika (g) handstamp (Riemer G-27b) & with on reverse unframed 512 Examiners handstamp. ................................................................................................ Scarce item from Vichy French warship Elan interned by Turks at Erdek. .
US$275
[20574]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 5)
[20574]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Nov 5)
[20574] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Nov 5) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French Commandant on Vichy ship, Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 044175 filing number & with pencil annotations of German censor alongside & with on reverse red 7 bar Obercommando der Wehrmacht /Gepruft (Riemer G - 25) handstamp & unframed 1137 & 759 Examiners handstamp. ................................................................................................ Scarce item from Commandant of Vichy French warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek. .
US$200
[20573]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 27)
[20573]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Feb 27)
[20573] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Feb 27) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French Commandant on Vichy ship, Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & red circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 171030 filing number & alongside 6848 German censor handstamps wth on left sde remains of OKW Swastika (g) handstamp (Riemer G-27b) that tied the label that has fallen off with on reverse Chemical streak swipe for hidden messages plus unframed 905 & 510 Examiners handstamp. ............................................................................................... Scarce item from Commandant of Vichy French warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek.
US$250
[20572]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Mar 4)
[20572]  TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP..  1943 (Mar 4)
[20572] TURKEY - FRANCE…WW2 INTERNED FRENCH SHIP.. 1943 (Mar 4) Plain stampless envelope to Allier, Vichy France from French sailor on Vichy warship Sur le "Massalia" interned at Erdek . Cancelled Beyoglu cds & with faint circular Turkish Star & Crescent censor & with dirty blue green framed SERVICE DES BELLIGERANTS / INTERNEES & red circular MARINE NATIONALE (Anchor) SERVICE AL A MER & unframed green 243303 filing number & alongside 6892 German censor handstamps wth on reverse Chemical streak swipe for hidden messages plus Gefoffnet /Obercommando der Wehrmacht . . g . . label (Riemer G - 52) tied red two bar Eagle Swastika (Riemer G - 23b) handstamp ........Scarce item from French Vichy sailor from warship Massalia interned by Turks at Erdek.
US$225
[20557]  PALESTINE - FRANCE..WW2 RED CROSS MESSAGE..  
1943 (May 14)
[20557]  PALESTINE - FRANCE..WW2 RED CROSS MESSAGE..  
1943 (May 14)
[20557] PALESTINE - FRANCE..WW2 RED CROSS MESSAGE.. 1943 (May 14) War Organisation of the British Red Cross & Order of St. John, P.O.B 1085, Jerusalem printed enquiry form imprinted 50000-16.1.43 - G.C.P. with Reply to Paris with red circular Jerusalem /Palestine /Postage Paid (15 May) cds + violet circular German Red Cross cachet alongside unframed black 009237 & violet C + red circular Comite International de la Croix-Rouge - Geneve & unframed 7 JUIN 1943 handstamps & with on reply side with reply dated 7/8/43 plus red Geneva Red Cross cachet & unframed -4 OCT 1943 plus blue smudged German RX cachet & violet hexagonal PALESTINE /PASSED BY /CENSOR /T.8 & underlined manuscript 17-3-44. ................................................................................................ Closed filing spike hole & a few blemishes
US$150
[20534]  PALESTINE - FRANCE ..USED IN SYRIA..  1919 (Nov 17)
[20534]  PALESTINE - FRANCE ..USED IN SYRIA..  1919 (Nov 17)
[20534]  PALESTINE - FRANCE ..USED IN SYRIA..  1919 (Nov 17)
[20534] PALESTINE - FRANCE ..USED IN SYRIA.. 1919 (Nov 17) Plain envelope to Paris. bearing upside down vertical pair Palestine E.E.F. 5m Yellow Orange tied bi-lingual lingual Halep cds & with tiny13mm circular 3 - XII /1919 arrival presumably of Paris & with on reverse partial black framed uncommon bi-lingual La Censure Militaire partly obscured by flap showing it was censored prior to sealing… ................................................................................................ British Military authorities permitted civilians in Syria to use Palestine E.E.F. stamps from 22 Sep 1918 until 23 Feb 1922 yet they seem to be elusive despite possible use for over 3 years.
US$125
[20532]  PALESTINE - EGYPT ..REGISTERED CENSORED USED IN SYRIA..  1919 (Jan 1)
[20532]  PALESTINE - EGYPT ..REGISTERED CENSORED USED IN SYRIA..  1919 (Jan 1)
[20532] PALESTINE - EGYPT ..REGISTERED CENSORED USED IN SYRIA.. 1919 (Jan 1) Banque Imperiale Ottomane envelope /registered to B.P. 1079 Cairo bearing Palestine E.E.F. 2p Olive tied bi-lingual Alep cds & with neat framed U.P.U. above framed R with ink 273 inserted between plus black circular Passed By Censor / No 10 & plain white resealing label tied violet oval Ouvert /953 violet oval Ouvert /Par Autorite Militaire with on reverse flap sealed by black circular vernacular hand stamp partly overlaid by circular smudged Passed By Censor alongside Port Said (26 Jan) transit cds. .............................................................................................. A lovely item... British Military authorities permitted civilians in Syria to use Palestine E.E.F. stamps from 22 Sep 1918 until 23 Feb 1922 yet they seem to be elusive despite possible use for over 3 years.
US$325
[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
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