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[20421]  SWITZERLAND - GREECE…WW1 GREEK CENSORSHIP & V for VICTORY ...   1919 (May 5)
[20421]  SWITZERLAND - GREECE…WW1 GREEK CENSORSHIP & V for VICTORY ...   1919 (May 5)
[20421] SWITZERLAND - GREECE…WW1 GREEK CENSORSHIP & V for VICTORY ... 1919 (May 5) Plain envelope to Athens bearing 1908-11 pair & corner marginal single 12c tied Lausanne 1 cds & with bi-lingual Censure Hellenique re-sealing label tied unframed vernacular Greek censor with below "V" for victory patriotic handstamp. ............................................................. Attractive item
US$50
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42)
[20275] USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED c/o ROYAL GREEK EMBASSY for GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ... 1942 - 43 Trio of Livanos Agency Inc., New York printed censored envelopes 2 are airmail other is printed matter all with faults of some description to Messrs. A. Lusi & P. Lykiardopoulo, Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy, London bearing damaged Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y /Church Street Annex (14 Oct 42) & with & with PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1340 label or addressed simply to Greek Shipping Committee, c/o The Royal Greek Embassy with manuscript blue crayon 51 Upper Brook St. W.1. added bearing Prexie 5c tied same New York /Church St. Annex (20 Jul 43) with PC 90 Examiner 4534 label & last to same address bearing Transport 30c tied New York /Sta B duplex (20 Jul 43) with transparent Examined By /5602 tape & PC 90 Examiner 1340 label. ................................................................................................ Livanos Agency Inc., was a Greek Shipping company with offices in New York & 51 Upper Brook St. London W.1. was the address of The Royal Greek Embassy located in an area where many Allied Governments in Exile and other Covert offices, Agencies & Secret entities using undercover addresses were located. A good trio showing the connection to the exiled Greek government who provided the use of the Greek Merchant Shipping Lines & Agencies for the Allied war effort during the occupation of Greece
US$70
[20274]  CANADA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 Pair airmail envelopes both creased to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Parliament building 3 x 10c tied security cds (12 May)
[20274]  CANADA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 Pair airmail envelopes both creased to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Parliament building 3 x 10c tied security cds (12 May)
[20274]  CANADA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 Pair airmail envelopes both creased to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Parliament building 3 x 10c tied security cds (12 May)
[20274]  CANADA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 Pair airmail envelopes both creased to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Parliament building 3 x 10c tied security cds (12 May)
[20274] CANADA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ... 1943 Pair airmail envelopes both creased to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Parliament building 3 x 10c tied security cds (12 May) with Town name removed & with PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 355 label other with similar cds (30 Jun) with one 10c removed & PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1901 label. ................................................................................................ George Nicolaou Ltd., was a Greek Shipping company with a UK head office at 71 Park St., London W.1. An area where many Allied Governments in Exile and other Covert offices, Agencies & Secret entities using undercover addresses were located. A good pair connected to the exiled Greek government who provided the use of the Greek Merchant Shipping Lines & Agencies for the Allied war effort during the occupation of Greece
US$50
[20273]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 (Jun)
[20273]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 (Jun)
[20273]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 (Jun)
[20273]  USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ...   1943 (Jun)
[20273] USA - GB …WW2 CENSORED to GREEK MERCHANT SHIPPING Co. ... 1943 (Jun) Pair censored envelopes by airmail to Michael Lentakis, Esq., c/o Messrs, George Nicolaou Ltd., Caversham, Reading bearing Prexie 30c tied New York N.Y. /Church Street Annex (22 Jun) from Blidberg Rothchild Co. Ltd., Steamship Agents & Brokers. Other to same man at Basildon, Berks & forwarded in black ink to 71 Park St. London W.1 ( This was the London office of Messrs. George Nicolaou Ltd) bearing Transport 30c tied Miami Fla /Buy War Bonds slogan (1 Jun). ................................................................................................ An interesting pair as much of London W.1. housed Allied Governments in Exile and many other Covert offices, Agencies & Secret entities using undercover addresses. A good pair connected to the exiled Greek government who provided the use of the Greek Merchant Shipping Lines & Agencies for the Allied war effort during the occupation of Greece
US$70
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254] B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP.. 1945 (Jul 3 ) Calomeni freres, Commission - Representation - Consignation, Rhodes printed envelope to Edison swan Electric Co. Ltd, London bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Rodi /Egeo cds & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZD 6 label (CCSG 1B) with alongside black double circle with M /41 overlaid by violet 26 within pentagon both applied in Egypt & on reverse a further double circle with M /41 inserted but number is inverted. .............................................................................................. Civil censorship in the Dodecanese islands was in force by June 1945 & ceased in August & ZD handstamps & labels were used during this short period, given the short period and the low population of the islands accounts for the scarcity of these
US$500
[20198]  SWITZERLAND - GREECE …WW1 RED CROSS to SERBIAN
[20198]  SWITZERLAND - GREECE …WW1 RED CROSS to SERBIAN
[20198] SWITZERLAND - GREECE …WW1 RED CROSS to SERBIAN'S ON CORFU… 1917 (Jan 12) Stampless plain postcard to Corfu with vernacular cyrillic arrival (18 May) cds & with violet unframed Croix Rouge Serbe, Bureau de Consignements, Geneva cachet with blue crayon initials alongside plus black vernacular cyrillic Censor No 1 handstamp & with small Newspaper cutting pasted on message side. ...............................................................................................…. 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$100
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[20197] GREECE - CORFU …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to CORFU… 1917 - 18 Group 7 stampless plain postcards all to Corfu all with various differing vernacular cyrillic datestamps including Serb Field Posts 801, 889, 988, 111, 333 & different styles of censor handstamps .… 7 items & a 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$270
[20194]  YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to S.P. 111 SALONIKA  1917 (Aug 2)
[20194]  YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to S.P. 111 SALONIKA  1917 (Aug 2)
[20194] YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to S.P. 111 SALONIKA 1917 (Aug 2) Stampless Picture postcard entitled Corfou - Achillean, Triomphe Di Achille datelined 2. V111 - 1917, Kpob to soldier at SP 111 Salonika cancelled difficult to read vernacular cyrillic cds with a further equally vague strike alongside & with red framed Censure Militare Serbe handstamp & good SP 999 (28 Aug) arrival cds. ................................................................................................. 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$80
[20193]  YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to FORCES at SALONIKA  1917 (Mar 17)
[20193]  YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to FORCES at SALONIKA  1917 (Mar 17)
[20193] YUGOSLAVIA - GREECE …WW1 SERBIAN FORCES to FORCES at SALONIKA 1917 (Mar 17) Stampless Picture postcard of Cattle market Bizerte to soldier at SP 999 Salonika cancelled vernacular cyrillic SP 12 (18 Mar) cds & with black framed vernacular cyrillic smudged Serbian censor No 32 & SP 999 (21 Mar) arrival cds. ................................................................................................. 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$100
[19667]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Oct 7)
[19667]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Oct 7)
[19667] GREECE-GB…BRITISH NAVAL FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR... 1946 (Oct 7) Plain stampless envelope to Leominster cancelled FPO 782 (9 Oct)cds located in Athens at this date & with violet oval Head of British Naval Mission /7 - Oct 1946 /Greece hand stamp .................................................................................................The 2nd of the Greek civil wars at the termination of WW2 commenced in May 1946 when Communist followers abstained from voting in February & a Royalist majority was returned. The Communist guerrilla's who had been underground after the agreement of February 1945 at the end of the first hostilities surfaced & reopened warfare that eventually was put down in November 1949.
US$130
[19669]  GREECE-GB...1947 GREEK NATIONAL ARMY during GREEK CIVIL WAR with CHAIN SURCHARGES...  1947 (Apr 16)
[19669]  GREECE-GB...1947 GREEK NATIONAL ARMY during GREEK CIVIL WAR with CHAIN SURCHARGES...  1947 (Apr 16)
[19669] GREECE-GB...1947 GREEK NATIONAL ARMY during GREEK CIVIL WAR with CHAIN SURCHARGES... 1947 (Apr 16) Greek pictorial patriotic card showing advancing soldier to Rouvas ? from soldier at Field Post 916 bearing Chain Surcharges 10 on 2000 d & 20 on 1000 d tied smudgy Field Post 916 & with violet circular Field Post 916 cachet & on reverse fine clear Field Post cds of origin..........The 2nd of the Greek civil wars at the termination of WW2 commenced in May 1946 when Communist followers abstained from voting in February & a Royalist majority was returned. The Communist guerrilla's who had been underground after the agreement of February 1945 at the end of the first hostilities surfaced & reopened warfare that eventually was put down in November 1949.
US$100
[19666]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Mar 20)
[19666]  GREECE-GB…BRITISH FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR...  1946 (Mar 20)
[19666] GREECE-GB…BRITISH FORCES during GREEK CIVIL WAR... 1946 (Mar 20) Plain stampless envelope endorsed O.A.S. to Wolverhamton from British soldier cancelled FPO 782 cds located Prevesa at this date ...........The 2nd of the Greek civil wars at the termination of WW2 commenced in May 1946 when Communist followers abstained from voting in February & a Royalist majority was returned. The Communist guerrilla's who had been underground after the agreement of February 1945 at the end of the first hostilities surfaced & reopened warfare that eventually was put down in November 1949.
US$40
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383]  GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI…  1915 (Apr 19)
[19383] GREAT BRITAIN…WW1 147 Bde. RFA on LEMNOS 6 DAYS before LANDING GALLIPOLI… 1915 (Apr 19) Postcard entitled "Malta...Landing Stage ...Sliema" to Canning Town, London & headed H.M. Transport & cancelled Base Army Post Office /Y cds located aboard HMS Arcadian on Lemnos Island & with red framed Passed By /Crown /No 2275 /Cesor allocated to 147 Bde RFA which was part of 29th Division who landed Cape Helles 6 days later on 25 April ..................... Interesting Gallipoli related item
US$130
[19315]  GREECE - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH CENSORSHIP on SYRA REGISTERED MAIL…  1917 (Dec 30)
[19315]  GREECE - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH CENSORSHIP on SYRA REGISTERED MAIL…  1917 (Dec 30)
[19315] GREECE - FRANCE…WW1 BRITISH CENSORSHIP on SYRA REGISTERED MAIL… 1917 (Dec 30) Babque D' Athens pre printed envelope registered to Societe Generale, Paris bearing Pair & Sinle 25 lepta tied vernacular Syros cds & with matching Registration label No 839 & with Opened By /Censor 5 label tied black framed Passed Aegean /Postal /Censor with Tigers Head at top ........... British censorship was implemented at Syra in December 1916 & under the control of Captain C. Mackenzie RM who was Head of British Intelligence in the Aegean with 3 censors drafted in from Egypt
US$230
[18802]  GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP ....   1941 (Mar 20)
[18802]  GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP ....   1941 (Mar 20)
[18802] GREECE - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL & LOST DATE STAMP .... 1941 (Mar 20) Plain envelope by airmail to York from No 7 Movement Control Group R.E., A.P.O. 299 M.E.F. bearing GB GV1 pair 2d partly overlaid by strip 3 x 2d making a 10d rate tied Field Post Office 193 located Athens & with violet oval Deputy Chief Field /Censor & circular Passed By Unit Censor /17 hand stamps ....................................................................... Proud records FPO 193 used at Athens 18 Nov 40 - 10 Apr 41 after which it is reported lost
US$70
[17681]  GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMEE D
[17681]  GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMEE D
[17681] GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMEE D'ORIENT... 1917 (Feb 26) Black & white picture postcard of Salonica --Site-Sophie church low colimn north side to Paris cancelled Tresor et Postes /502 unframed Armee D' Orient /Secteur Postale No h/s in violet with 502 inserted in manuscript alongside circular 104 Regiment D' Artillerie Lourdes / 3 sec Munitions Automobile /H. desprets /Capitaine Commandans h/s in violet with Liberty in centre
US$170
[17540]  GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMY DE ORIENT HOSPITAL...  1916 (Nov 5)
[17540]  GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMY DE ORIENT HOSPITAL...  1916 (Nov 5)
[17540] GREECE - FRANCE...WW1 ARMY DE ORIENT HOSPITAL... 1916 (Nov 5) Plain stampless envelope to Paris endorsed from M. Chatois, Infirmerie Militaire, A.A.O. Section 502 cancelled Tresor et Poste 502 cds located Salonika & with unframed Armee D'Orient /Hopital Tempory No 9 /Secteur 502 /Le Vaguemestre h/s in violet .....Creasing to right side but a nice Medical item from Salonika
US$100
[17318]  GREECE-GB...1945 WW2 BRITISH FORCES...  1945 (Sep 11)
[17318]  GREECE-GB...1945 WW2 BRITISH FORCES...  1945 (Sep 11)
[17318]  GREECE-GB...1945 WW2 BRITISH FORCES...  1945 (Sep 11)
[17318]  GREECE-GB...1945 WW2 BRITISH FORCES...  1945 (Sep 11)
[17318] GREECE-GB...1945 WW2 BRITISH FORCES... 1945 (Sep 11) Army Form W. 3077 Air Letter stampless to Nottingham from 1676272 Pte.Wherry, D Coy, 1st Batt., R.W.Regt. cancelled FPO 265 cds in Greece at unknown location at this date & with A.F.W. 3312 /Examined /By /Base Censor label (8847/PMEC/1-5-44) tied by both Deputy Chied Field h/s in violet & on back by FPO 782 (13 Sep) transit cds that Proud (1982) states was held in Athens from the 17th for 28 rom 25 Nov 1944 with no recorded use ........................................... A very nice item.
US$150
[17213]  THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913  1913(Jul)
[17213]  THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913  1913(Jul)
[17213] THRACE-TURKEY...2nd BALKAN WAR 1913 1913(Jul) Turkish 1 Piastre blue printed stationary envelope written in Turkish to Constantinople & cancelled Thrace vernacular negative seal (Not listed by Coles & Walker) & with on reverse Constantinople [2 Aug] machine arrival d/s ................ The 2nd Balkan War 29 Jun -29 Sep 1913 came about due to quarrels over the spoils & Greece, Montenegro & Serbia declared war on Bulgaria 29 Jun. The peace treaty of Constantinople between Turkey & Bulgaria was signed on 29 Sep
US$400
[16669]  GREECE-AUSTRALIA..AUSTRALIAN FORCES from WAR CORRESSPONDENT..  1941(Mar 3)
[16669]  GREECE-AUSTRALIA..AUSTRALIAN FORCES from WAR CORRESSPONDENT..  1941(Mar 3)
[16669] GREECE-AUSTRALIA..AUSTRALIAN FORCES from WAR CORRESSPONDENT.. 1941(Mar 3)Plain env (Part back flap gone & untidely opened) by airmaill to Killara N.S.W. & redirected to Jarvis Bay bearing GB pair 5d tied FPO 193 d/s [Recorded used 18.11.40 - 20.04.41 & Lost in the campaign] & w/boxed Passed By/RAF/Censor No 161 h/s in red [type R2 & only used in Greece Jan-3 Mar 1941 this being LRD] together w/red on white A.F.W.3312/Examined/Base Censor label tied oval Deputy Chief Foeld/Censor h/s in violet w/Crown in centre & w/Lindfield/N.S.W. [26 Mar] transit d/s .........The writer Guy Harriott was a War Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald reporting from the Middle East & Greece area & later the far East, he survived a ship wreck after hitting a mine & sinking in 8 minutes whilst travelling from Tobruck to Alexandria. For deeds in Albania he was mentioned in dispatches, was awarded the Greek Cross of Distinguished Service, he later became the Editor of the paper & was made an OBE. He died aged 66 after a distinguished career
US$300
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