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[20554]  PALESTINE - AUSTRIA…BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12..HMS PHOEBE…  1948 (Jun 18)
[20554]  PALESTINE - AUSTRIA…BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12..HMS PHOEBE…  1948 (Jun 18)
[20554] PALESTINE - AUSTRIA…BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12..HMS PHOEBE… 1948 (Jun 18) Plain envelope to Wien bearing GB Victory set 2½d & 3d tied British Fleet Mail /12 cds & with violet framed COMMANDING OFFICE / 15 JUN 1948 /H.M.S. "PHOEBE' + in a different shade F.M.O. HAIFA & circular Osterreichische Zensurstelle/3/Z.1 partly overlaid by plain brown resealing label of the Allied occupation forces. .............................................................................................. The State of Israel was proclaimed on the 14 May 1948 & the following day was invaded by Arab troops from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Trans-Jordan & Syria. All invaders were repulsed but war continued until 7 Jan 1949 when a cease fire was proclaimed leaving a very uneasy truce..
US$70
[20550]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12..  1948 (Jun 27)
[20550]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12..  1948 (Jun 27)
[20550] PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12.. 1948 (Jun 27) Plain stampless envelope to Haifa cancelled British Fleet Mail /12 cds & with Field Post Office 731 (28 Jun) arrival cds & with on reverse partial blue violet oval MAIL OFFICE /17 JUNE 1948 /H.M NAVAL BASE HAIFA hand stamp. ................................................................................................ The State of Israel was proclaimed on the 14 May 1948 & the following day was invaded by Arab troops from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Trans-Jordan & Syria. All invaders were repulsed but war continued until 7 Jan 1949 when a cease fire was proclaimed leaving a very uneasy truce.. FPO 731 is recorded by Proud used Haifa 15 Jan 1945 to 6 May 1948 this extends that use by over 3 weeks
US$70
[20548]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED..  1948 (Jun 29)
[20548]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED..  1948 (Jun 29)
[20548] PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED.. 1948 (Jun 29) Plain envelope registered to Haifa bearing GB GV1 3d tied British Fleet Mail /12 cds with black framed REGISTERED & with below blue crayon F M O 12 No 028 & with on reverse British Fleet Mail 12 (29 Jun) dispatch cds black oval FLEET MAIL OFFICER /29 JUNE 1948 /HAIFA handstamp alongside vernacular Israeli (29 Jun) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ The State of Israel was declared on 14 May 1948 & ever since we have lived with problems between Israel & Arabs, interesting registered item
US$100
[20521]  CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES..  1947 (Nov 18)
[20521]  CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES..  1947 (Nov 18)
[20521] CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES.. 1947 (Nov 18) Plain envelope to Tel Aviv from Jewish Internee Mara Han in Special Internment Camp 66 bearing Cyprus 2p tied XYLOTYMBOU / CYPRUS skeleton cds. .............................................................................................… A series of 12 Internment Camps were set up & operated between August 1946 to January 1949 to intern & house Jewish immigrants that had immigrated or attempted to immigrate into Mandatory Palestine in violation of Brish policy..
US$275
[20520]  CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES..  1947 (Jul 13)
[20520]  CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES..  1947 (Jul 13)
[20520] CYPRUS - PALESTINE ….INTERNED JEWISH DETAINEES.. 1947 (Jul 13) Plain envelope with light vertical crease to Tel Aviv from Jewish Internee in Special Internment Camp 64 bearing Cyprus 2p tied XYLOTYMBOU / CYPRUS skeleton cds. ............................................................................................... A series of 12 Internment Camps were set up & operated between August 1946 to January 1949 to intern & house Jewish immigrants that had immigrated or attempted to immigrate into Mandatory Palestine in violation of British policy..
US$200
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376]  KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP...  1960 (Mar 28)
[20376] KENYA.. MAU MAU REBELION PRISON CAMP to PRISON CAMP... 1960 (Mar 28) Stampless special printed stationary for use from & too Detention Camps imprinted G.P.K. 2930-100,000-11/56 to native prisoner at Kamiti Prison Detention Camp, P.O. Box 19 Kiambu Down prison (this was a maximun security camp) from Manyani Special Detention camp cancelled Manyani Camp (29 Mar) with alongside violet framed Postal Frank /H.M. Prison /Manyani (Kenya) & unframed Censored handstamps. ................................................................................................ Rare camp to camp mail between native prisoners during the Mau Mau rebellion that first kindled itself in Aug 1952 & by Oct troops from Britain had been flown in & a State of Emergency was declared on the 20th lasting until December 1959 by which time 10,000 Mau Mau members were dead & 80,000 suspects detained. Problems & sporadic attacks continued even after Kenya was granted independence mainly instigated by the Meru tribe people
US$500
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346]  GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK…  1952 (Dec 13)
[20346] GB - KENYA - GB…R.A.S.C. WRAPPER to EAST AFRICA COMMAND & RETURNED to UK… 1952 (Dec 13) The Editor, R.A.S.C. Journal, Buller Barracks, Aldershot, Printed Papers-Reduced Rate printed wrapper to P/393290 Lieut W.D. Skottowe, RASC to E.A. Command with Aldershot Paid 1½d meter cancel & with violet circular Command Pay Office /Post Section / Nairobi handstamp & on reverse Mackinnon Road/Kenya (29 Jan 1953) cds + framed Officer I/C Records /29 Jan 1953 / East Africa Command + Nairobi Kenya (30 Jan) cds then returned War Office with on face W.O. Form 18 redirected by the War Office label imprinted (ӿ 40432) Wt.46169/7021 50,000 4/50 A. & E. W. Ltd. Gp.698 J/A387 label cancelled oval Records /War Office /Driotwich to c/o A.B. Skottowe Esq, Ealing, London W.13 with on reverse unframed O.D.C. /20 Feb 1953 /War Office & framed War Office /25 Feb 1953 /Records /Droitwich handstamps. ............................................................................................... Well travelled meter cancelled RASC wrapper with relatively small print 50,000 of War Office Redirection label.
US$100
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345]  GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION…  1947 (Mar 14)
[20345] GERMANY - GB.....POST WAR REPATRIATED POW from RUSSIAN ZONE OCCUPATION… 1947 (Mar 14) Printed stampless airmail envelope complete wth letter endorsed POW mail to Erwin Baumann, B 228558, Racecourse Camp, No 74 POW Camp, Tarporley, Cheshire cancelled Belsnitz (Erzgebi) (15 Mar) cds & with red crayon deleting address + blue crayon 23 & very fine violet unframed Addressee /Repatriated /Return to Sender handstamp
US$130
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349] THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG… 1973 (Apr 2) Asia Hotel, Bangkok printed airmail envelope with vertical crease & edge wear to Officers Mess, RAAF Base, Richmond NSW from Wing Commander C. Belford, PX 48 HQ SEATO, ANZUK FPO 5 c/o GPO Sydney bearing GB machin 3p tied Field Post Office 1005 cds located Bangkok & with unframed 6 Apr 1973 arrival & on reverse FPO 146 (3 Apr) alongside Kowloon Hong Kong (4 Apr) transit cds. ................................................................................................ ANZUK a tripartite force of Australia, New Zealand & British forces plus some civilians the purpose being to protect & defend the Asian Pacific region, formed 1 Nov 1971 & operational until 16 Dec 1974. At the same time South East Asian Treaty Organisation (SEATO) operational 1954-1977 an Alliance of 8 nations that included all ANZUK members existed their purpose being to suppress communalism with both ANZUK & SEATO duties overlapping & they did in fact work quite closely together
US$130
[20339]  COLOMBIA - GB….1981 EXAMINED MAIL to LADY DIANA at BUCKINGHAM PALACE..  1981 (Jun 12)
[20339]  COLOMBIA - GB….1981 EXAMINED MAIL to LADY DIANA at BUCKINGHAM PALACE..  1981 (Jun 12)
[20339] COLOMBIA - GB….1981 EXAMINED MAIL to LADY DIANA at BUCKINGHAM PALACE.. 1981 (Jun 12) Plain envelope registered to Lady Diana Spencer, Buckingham Palace, London cancelled Bogota $18 meter & bearing Virgen Milogrosa $12 + San Pedro Claver $12 + 2 x different design flowers 5c tied Bogota cds & with red framed Registration 73657 + A R + at top left violet unframed Examined /By /C. of H. C.E. Dean /Duty Orderly handstamps with on reverse another but better bold clear Examined /By /C. of H. C.E. Dean /Duty Orderly handstamp & John F. Kennedy 10c .....Very interesting item of Royality censored mail..
US$70
[20333]  GB - NETHERLANDS..DUTCH FREE FORCES …  1946 (May 11)
[20333]  GB - NETHERLANDS..DUTCH FREE FORCES …  1946 (May 11)
[20333] GB - NETHERLANDS..DUTCH FREE FORCES … 1946 (May 11) On Active Service Free printed envelope with crest of V. Bat. Stoottroepen by airmail to Groningen from Dutch soldier, 1-11 Reg. Stoottroepen, R.M.A., Mobile Control centre, Nr. Wokingham bearing GV1 5d tied Wokingham /Berks date stamp. ................................................................................................ Interesting Stationary item ..
US$100
[20309]  GERMANY - USA …POST WAR ALLIED OCCUPATION DOUBLE CENSORED ....   
1947 (Mar 10)
[20309]  GERMANY - USA …POST WAR ALLIED OCCUPATION DOUBLE CENSORED ....   
1947 (Mar 10)
[20309] GERMANY - USA …POST WAR ALLIED OCCUPATION DOUBLE CENSORED .... 1947 (Mar 10) Plain envelope to Seattle WA bearing single numeral 84 pf tied Hamburg cds & with PC 90 continuous Crowns /Opened By /Examiner label tied violet circular British Censorship / Crown /0010 Germany handstamp overlaid by Examiner 7049 label tied violet Military Censorship /18759 /Civil Mails hand stamp. ................................................................................................ Unusual double censored combination
US$40
[20265]  GB - USA …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY WAR ECONOMY HONOUR ENVELOPE…  1950 (Sep 28)
[20265]  GB - USA …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY WAR ECONOMY HONOUR ENVELOPE…  1950 (Sep 28)
[20265] GB - USA …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY WAR ECONOMY HONOUR ENVELOPE… 1950 (Sep 28) A.F. W3078 Honour envelope overprinted for War Economy OHMS Certified Official imprinted PSS(HQ) ӿ/3718M/4 - 48 to Los Angeles originating Central Claims Registry, Bad Nenndorf B.A.O.R & with violet circular Overseas /28 Sep 1950 /German Section cachet partly overlaid GV1 definitive light colours 2½d tied London S.W.1 date stamp. ................................................................................................ Very unusual item
US$40
[20263]  GREAT BRITAIN …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY REGISTERED…  1957 (Aug 16)
[20263]  GREAT BRITAIN …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY REGISTERED…  1957 (Aug 16)
[20263] GREAT BRITAIN …BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY REGISTERED… 1957 (Aug 16) GB QE11 Overseas Registered Letter envelope size G2 to Oxendales, Manchester uprated with QE11 Wilding 1½d tied Field Post Office 755 cds located RAF Buchenburg & with R /FPO D.S. No 755 /No 9656 registered label with red 755 inserted. ................................................................................................ This extends the FPHS published latest date of 26 Jan 52 for FPO 755 by over 5 years
US$30
[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
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914] SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED.. 1972 (Nov 14) Airmail envelope to Bridgend, S. Wales from K1944116 Cpl. Oakley, GEF Tengah Base, Anzuk FPO 5 bearing GB Machin 3p tied Anzuk FPO 5 /6 cds located Woodlands, Singapore at this date. ................................................................................................ FPO 5 branch office 6 is unrecorded by Proud/Startup.. After the conclusion of Operation Firedog in Malaysia the Australian, New Zealand & British forces combined in 1969 at Singapore to form ANZUK which were the S.E. Asia Strategic forces...mail is not easily found
US$70
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931] ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ... 1993 (Sep 14) Pictorial British Forces Mail "Bluey" Aerogramme to F/Sgt F.W. Plowman, CH CLK, RAF West Drayton, Middx from F8195755 Cpl. P. Mason, MT Section, 25 (F) Sqd. Detachment, Operation Deny Flight, BFPO 569 bearing GB Machin 18p tied small single ring FPO ? cds & with on reverse Forces Post Office 70 cds with interesting content giving location as Gioia da Colle, Bari Province, Details of his work shifts, names of units and his gripes. ................................................................................................ Operation Deny Flight 12 Apr 1993 - Jul 1995 was a UN no fly zone over Bosnia including Close Air Support for troops & carrying out coercive Air Strikes against selected targets in Bosnia based out of Italy ...
US$30
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921]  BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION ..  1966 (Aug 8)
[19921] BORNEO - GB …MALAYA - INDONESIA CONFRONTATION .. 1966 (Aug 8) Plain airmail envelope with small creases endorsed Forces Air Mail to Mexborough, York's from 23981511 Fus. Cook, SP Coy, A Pny. Pl., I.R. War. F, BFPO 670 bearing GB QE2 Wilding 4d tied FPO 1035 cds located British Borneo. ................................................................................................. April 1963 Guerrilla forces attacked the police station at Tebudu, Sarawak. Cross border raids continued & by September 5 Battalions of 17th Gurkha Div. were drafted in tasked with patrolling & controlling almost 1000 miles of mostly thick jungle frontier & hampered by a refusal to allow cross border operations. 12 months later Indonesian paratroops landed in Malaya, although quickly rounded up, Britain increased defence of the region with additional British, Australian & NZ troops being & allowed cross border operations to take place. In August 1966 Indonesia's General Suharto signed an agreement that brought ended the conflict
US$40
[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917]  SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Oct 18)
[19917] SAUDI ARABIA - GB …1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" .. 1990 (Oct 18) British Forces "Bluey" pictorial Aerogramme with inner section complete but detached showing Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean & Persian Gulf blockades to Winchester from F8195755 Sac Mason, RAF MT Section, Op Granby, BFPO 641 datelined Somewhere in Saudi & cancelled Field Post Office 190 cds & with black unframed Multinational Force & circular Multinational Force with Camel & rider in centre on back Crown over circular motif with Eagle in centre. ................................................................................................ Between 2 - 4 August 1990 Iraqi Military forces invaded Kuwait, Coalition forces were built up in Saudi Arabia & action commenced 17 Jan 1991 initially with Air strikes & Bombardments followed with a ground Force assault on 24 Feb that lasted exactly 100 hours of intense & fast moving combat after which a cease fire was called prior to an Armistice negotiated on 3 March ...........................................................................genuine mail is scarce
US$80
[19916]  GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Sep 8)
[19916]  GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" ..  1990 (Sep 8)
[19916] GB - SAUDI ARABIA.…1st IRAQI WAR BRITISH FORCES "OPERATION GRANBY" .. 1990 (Sep 8) British Forces "bluey" Aerogramme to F 8195755 Sac Mason, RAF Detachment, MT Section, Dharan, BFPO 641 cancelled Walsall slogan ..... ................................................ Between 2 - 4 August 1990 Iraqi Military forces invaded Kuwait, Coalition forces were built up in Saudi Arabia & action commenced 17 Jan 1991 initially with Air strikes & Bombardments followed with a ground Force attack on 24 Feb that lasted exactly 100 hours of intense & fast moving combat after which a cease fire was called prior to an Armistice negotiated on 3 March ....genuine mail is scarce
US$40
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