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[20101]  MALAYA - INDIA..WW2 CENSORED INDIAN FORCES..  1941 (Oct 16)
[20101]  MALAYA - INDIA..WW2 CENSORED INDIAN FORCES..  1941 (Oct 16)
[20101] MALAYA - INDIA..WW2 CENSORED INDIAN FORCES.. 1941 (Oct 16) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service to Guntur Gilla from Indian native soldier cancelled Field Post Office / S.P. 502 cds located Penang & with violet triangular Passed by Censor/ 3212 & black Passed By Censor / D 13. ............................................................................................ This is fairly late use of S.P. 502 the latest date recorded being 29 Oct 41.
US$80
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590]  GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT...  1943 (Nov 15)
[15590] GB - CYPRUS….WW2 FORWARDED to PALESTINE via EGYPT... 1943 (Nov 15) GB Air Letter to Capt. E. Tuite-Dalton, 2/3 Q.A.O Gurkhas, C.M.F. with "C" deleted in manuscript with red ink " X " either side & 2/3 underlined in red crayon attempting to deliver item & bearing GB 6d tied East Farleigh/ Maidstone cds & with on reverse Indian FPO 15 (24 & 25 Jan 44) cds located Akaki, Cyprus + Base Post Office No 1 /Sor ( 1 Feb) located Egypt transit cds alongside violet framed Last Location at O2E. BRA hand stamp & finally getting delivered with Indian FPO 48 (3 Feb) arrival cds located Deir Suneid, Palestine .....................Nice item
US$200
[19224]  GERMAN EAST AFRICA - GB…WW1 BRITISH OCCUPATION…  1916 (Nov 12)
[19224]  GERMAN EAST AFRICA - GB…WW1 BRITISH OCCUPATION…  1916 (Nov 12)
[19224] GERMAN EAST AFRICA - GB…WW1 BRITISH OCCUPATION… 1916 (Nov 12) Picture postcard showing Mount Kilimandjjaro to Reigate bearing India GV pair ½ Anna overprinted I.E.F. tied Indian FPO 343 (13 Nov) located Dar es Salem ............................................ Dar es Salam was occupied by the British from 4 Aug 16 & FPO 343 is recorded used 1 Sep 16 to 12 Jul 17 & used in conjunction with I.E.F. overprints is scarce
US$250
1941 (Mar 21)
1941 (Mar 21)
1941 (Mar 21) Plain envelope by airmail to Bangalore bearing Camel Rider 5m + 2 x 2p tied Indian FPO No 23 cds located at Kilo 120 Karen road & with violet triangular Passed By /Censor /Crown /No 1506 & red on brown Arms /Opened By Censor label tied black triangular Passed By /Censor /B 43 with black framed Karachi /Cancelled Jusqu'a hand stamp over airmail etiquette directing it to surface mail within India & with on reverse Bombay Fore /B.P. (8 Apr) transit cds + framed Bangalore (11 Apr) arrival date stamp ......................................................... FPO 23 was used by 5th Division in the campaign to oust the Italian occupation forces from Eritrea, Ethiopis & the Somalilands
US$200
[19017]  BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 8)
[19017]  BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.…  1942 (Apr 8)
[19017] BURMA - GB …WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.… 1942 (Apr 8) A.F.W. 3078. Honour envelope with imprint under adhesives by airmail to Cardiff & forwarded to Penarth, Glam. bearing Burma GV1 1r + 10 x 1a making 1r 10a rate tied British F.P.O. 198 cds & with violet Crown over circular Passed By censor /No /27 & black losenge Crown /Passed /DHA 14 hand stamp & on reverse Hengoed/Glam (4 Jun) transit cds ............................................................... Proud allocates FPO 198 to 70 Infantry Division who arrived India 21 March 1942 & records the earliest use of FPO 198 at Ranchi on 21 May, this is 43 days earlier than that date..
US$400
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008]  BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .…  1945 (Feb 14)
[19008] BURMA - GB …WW2 LETTER WRITTEN on AIRGRAPH from A/G CONTROLLERS OFFICE .… 1945 (Feb 14) Plain stampless envelope together with letter written on reverse of Airgraph to Leicester from 1116108 Gnr. J.R.V. Taylor S.E.A. C. cancelled Indian F.P.O. 82 (15 Feb) located Nyaungu & with violet circular Unit Censor /D 91 hand stamp. The airgraph to Gnr. Taylor dated 20 Dec 44 from Divisional Controller's Office, Mount Pleasant , London notifes him that a package of 50 Burma cigars he sent to his father has been "Refused due to British Customs Charge of £1. 1. 4." Gnr. J.R.V. Taylor serving with R.H.Q. 129th Fld.Regt. R.A. writes to his father informing him of the airgraph & apologising for sending cigars in the first instance...................... A very unusual item from a scarce location Proud records the only date of use of FPO 82, located at Nyaungu on the west bank of the Irrawaddy river as 25 Feb 45 & by the 8 March it was at Meiktila. This item extends the date of known use & Proud does not price this FPO use at Nyaungu. As a footnote Gnr. Taylor had probably bought the cigars after the battle of Imphal when the Division moved to Ranchi prior to moving into Burma....A rare item
US$300
[18912]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 1st BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.…..  1917 (Jul 14)
[18912]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 1st BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.…..  1917 (Jul 14)
[18912] IRAQ - GB….WW1 1st BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.….. 1917 (Jul 14) Plain stampless envelope to Ross, Herts cancelled on reverse Indian FPO 69 located at Sheik Said / Twin cannals area & with on face violet oval Orderley Room /1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders hand stamp ..
US$150
[18911]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 BRITISH IINDIAN FORCES.…..  1916 (Mar 17)
[18911]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 BRITISH IINDIAN FORCES.…..  1916 (Mar 17)
[18911] IRAQ - GB….WW1 BRITISH IINDIAN FORCES.….. 1916 (Mar 17) Plain stampless envelope to Ross, Herts cancelled on reverse Base Office /F located at Basra & with black on green Opened Under Martial Law label & on face mauve circular Passed /D/ Censor hand stamp ..
US$80
[18910]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 1Xth BRIGADE R.F.A.…..  1917 (Jan 14)
[18910]  IRAQ - GB….WW1 1Xth BRIGADE R.F.A.…..  1917 (Jan 14)
[18910] IRAQ - GB….WW1 1Xth BRIGADE R.F.A.….. 1917 (Jan 14) Plain stampless envelope to London cancelled on reverse Indian FPO 27 located at Fallahiya & with on face red circular Passed /D/ Censor & mauve unframed Adjutant, 1Xth Bde. R.F.A. hand stamps ..
US$130
[18909]  IRAQ - GB - FRANCE….WW1 13th DIV. MESPOT EXPED. FORCE…..  1917 (Jan 21)
[18909]  IRAQ - GB - FRANCE….WW1 13th DIV. MESPOT EXPED. FORCE…..  1917 (Jan 21)
[18909]  IRAQ - GB - FRANCE….WW1 13th DIV. MESPOT EXPED. FORCE…..  1917 (Jan 21)
[18909]  IRAQ - GB - FRANCE….WW1 13th DIV. MESPOT EXPED. FORCE…..  1917 (Jan 21)
[18909] IRAQ - GB - FRANCE….WW1 13th DIV. MESPOT EXPED. FORCE….. 1917 (Jan 21) Plain stampless envelope together with great letter about getting stabbed etc to Major General A. Sandbach, 59th Division, Salisbury & forwarded to B.E.F. France from Lieut. Col. W. Tylden Pallinston cancelled on reverse Indian FPO 80 located in Kut area & with on face red circular Passed /D/ Censor & violet oval C.R.E. /21 Jan 1917 /13th (Western) Division hand stamps ...........................On 12 December 1916, the division advanced from Sheik Sa'ad on Kut. At the Second Battle of Kut, the division helped drive the Turkish forces from the town. After a brief pause, the division drove north, crossing the Diyala River, and participated in the capture of Baghdad on 11 March 1917
US$250
[18772]  PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO...  1918 (Aug 30)
[18772]  PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO...  1918 (Aug 30)
[18772] PALESTINE - EGYPT...BRITISH I.E.F. FORCES REGISTERED to CAIRO... 1918 (Aug 30) Plain envelope registered to Robert Hughes & Co., Cairo bearing India 2a Overprinted I.E.F. tied Indian FPO 362 cds annotated as located Somukh & with blue on white No 144 registered label with F.P.O. No. 362 inserted with below red losenge Passed /By /Censor /Crown / 1071 & oval 15th (I.S.) Cavalry Bde. /No... /Date.../Field Ambulance hand stamps & on reverse A.P.O. /S.Z. 10 (31 Aug) belted arrival cds .......................................... Scarce commercial registered item from this theatre
US$250
[18567]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jul 24)
[18567]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jul 24)
[18567] INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES... 1901 (Jul 24) India ¼ anna printed stationary card uprated with additional QV 3 x 3 pies all overprinted C.E.F. tied F.P.O. No 9 cds located at Yangtsun to Chisham Bucks & with Base Office /B (24 Jul) + Base Office (6 Aug) transit cds............Scarce item
US$650
[18566]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jun 26)
[18566]  INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES...  1901 (Jun 26)
[18566] INDIA…CHINA EXPEDITIONARY FORCE INDIAN FORCES... 1901 (Jun 26) India ½ anna printed stationary envelope uprated with additional QV ½ anna both overprinted C.E.F. tied F.P.O. No 14 cds to Capt. Whitworth, 26th Baluchies, Wei Hai Wei, North China & redirected in red ink to Quettta with on reverse Base Office /B (29 Jun) + boxed D.L.O. /Bengal (31 Jul & 1 Aug) transit date stamps & Quetta /Dely (5 Aug) arrival cds............Scarce item
US$750
[18527]  EGYPT - GB…70 SQUADRON R.A.F. ….  1921 (Jan 19)
[18527]  EGYPT - GB…70 SQUADRON R.A.F. ….  1921 (Jan 19)
[18527] EGYPT - GB…70 SQUADRON R.A.F. …. 1921 (Jan 19) On His Majesty's Service printed economy envelope to Central Pay Office, RAF Woking cancelled Indian Field Post Office 69 cds located Cairo & with black framed Postage Free /E.E.F. plus green framed 70 Squadron /Vickers Vimy /Royal Air Force hand stamp with typed Certified Official & manuscript ssignature........70 Squadron had been disbanded in January 1920 but was reformed 9 days later at Heliopolis by the re-numbering of 56 Squadron & was equipped with Vickers Vimy bombers, the squadron was transferred to Hinaidi, Iraq in December 1921 thus spent less than 2 years in Egypt
US$250
[18395]  IRAQ - NEW ZEALAND....N.Z WIRELESS TROOP in MESOPOTAMIA ..   1918 (Apr 1)
[18395]  IRAQ - NEW ZEALAND....N.Z WIRELESS TROOP in MESOPOTAMIA ..   1918 (Apr 1)
[18395] IRAQ - NEW ZEALAND....N.Z WIRELESS TROOP in MESOPOTAMIA .. 1918 (Apr 1) India Post Card For Use on Field Service Only printed stationary card to Whangamomona forwarded to Taihape & again to Tooroa from 36192 Sapper J. Whitham , New Zealand Wireless troop, Mesopotamia cancelled Indian FPO 85 (10 Apr) cds & with violet unframed Passed By Censor hand stamp & Whangamomona /N.Z. (13 Jul) & Taihape (17 Jul) transit cds ......... This was a small troop of only 62 men who served in Mesopotamia from April 1916 to June 1918...A rare item
US$1200
[17614]  IRAQ - GB....WW1 BRITISH FORCES...  1915 (May 2)
[17614]  IRAQ - GB....WW1 BRITISH FORCES...  1915 (May 2)
[17614] IRAQ - GB....WW1 BRITISH FORCES... 1915 (May 2) Plain stampless envelope to Army Navy Stores, London cancelled on back Base Office /? & with on face circular Passed /D /Censor h/s in violet alongside oval Lahore Clearing /No /Date /Station h/s in red
US$100
[17558]  CEYLON - GB.....WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1942 (Dec 23)
[17558]  CEYLON - GB.....WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1942 (Dec 23)
[17558] CEYLON - GB.....WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL... 1942 (Dec 23) Plain envelope by airmail to Lichfield bearing GV1 15c + 25c + 10c tied Indian FPO 74 cds located at Trincomalee & with circular Unit Censor /X 88/ India + triangular Field / Censor /60 /India h/s both in violet & Army Form W. 3424 /Opened /By / Censor label with imprint 891/PMEO/3/3.000.000 - 5/41
US$70
[17276]  MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED   1941(Nov - -)
[17276]  MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED   1941(Nov - -)
[17276] MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED 1941(Nov - -) Airmail envelope to Naini Tal, India from Lt. Col. J.R. Williamson RA, 1st Indian Heavy A.A. Regt. I.A. bearing Straits Settlements 5c + pair 10c tied Indian FPO 8 cds located Nee Soon Singapore & with triangular Passed By /Censor /Crown /No 3230 h/s in violet & Passed By /Censor /A 4 h/s in black with on back Calcutta (10 Nov) transit + Nainital /Buy Defence /Savings Certificates (12 Nov) arrival d/s
US$250
[17275]  MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED   1941(Sep 27)
[17275]  MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED   1941(Sep 27)
[17275]  MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED   1941(Sep 27)
[17275] MALAYA-INDIA...1941 WW2 STRAITS SETTLEMENTS & CENSORED 1941(Sep 27) Airmail envelope (badly opened left side) to Naini Tal, India with letter from native Indian soldier thanking wife of C.O. for sending money to his poor family from soldier via Lt Col. J.R. Williamson RA, 1st Indian Heavy A.A. Regt. I.A. with Straits Settlements 25c meter h/s tied Indian FPO 8 cds located Nee Soon Singapore & with triangular Passed By /Censor /Crown /No 3230 h/s in violet & Passed By /Censor /A 9 h/s in black with on back Nainital /Buy Defence /Savings Certificates (3 Oct) arrival d/s
US$200
[17208]  TURKEY-GB ...ARMY OF THE BLACK SEA INDIAN FPO 407..  1920(Sep 16)
[17208]  TURKEY-GB ...ARMY OF THE BLACK SEA INDIAN FPO 407..  1920(Sep 16)
[17208] TURKEY-GB ...ARMY OF THE BLACK SEA INDIAN FPO 407.. 1920(Sep 16) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service to London cancelled Indian FPO 407 d/s located at Buvuk Dere
US$170
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