Lot Number: 20

(Collections) War Weapons Week 1941, after the British retreat from Europe, via Dunkirk, the British Army was severely under strength. With her Army’s equipment and arms left in Europe and also fighting the Germans and Italians in Africa there was a dire need to re-equip to resist the German’s imminent invasion. A collection of 10 items including eight British leaflets dropped over the British Isles during WWII to help with the war effort encouraging investment in National Savings Certificates, Savings Stamps and Defence Bonds, and stressing the importance of saving wastepaper; a parody of a German leaflet originating in Luton denouncing the importance of saving for the war effort; and two illustrated newspaper cuttings about War Weapons Week in Bournemouth, 15 Feb 1941. All leaves and stamps are fine. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from its cellophane protector. Images.

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: War Weapons Week 1941, after the British retreat from Europe, via Dunkirk, the British Army was severely under strength. With her Army’s equipment and arms left in Europe and also fighting the Germans and Italians in Africa there was a dire need to re-equip to resist the German’s imminent invasion. A collection of 10 items including eight British leaflets dropped over the British Isles during WWII to help with the war effort encouraging investment in National Savings Certificates, Savings Stamps and Defence Bonds, and stressing the importance of saving wastepaper; a parody of a German leaflet originating in Luton denouncing the importance of saving for the war effort; and two illustrated newspaper cuttings about War Weapons Week in Bournemouth, 15 Feb 1941. All leaves and stamps are fine. Any discolouration seen on a scan is from its cellophane protector. Images.
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Lot Number: 21

(Collections) WWII 'Wings for Victory' week 1943, a national scheme to raise funds to purchase more bombers for the nation. A five sheet collection of six leaflets dropped by the RAF over Droxford, Nailsworth, Bournemouth (2) and Kirkwall (2), and a letter from the War Bond Committee as part of the Northwich 'Wings for Victory' week. In those dark days nearly every town had 'Wings for Victory' fund raising weeks during which people were asked to contribute money for a Spitfire or a Wellington or Lancaster bomber. Images

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Date: Collection
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Collections

Description: WWII 'Wings for Victory' week 1943, a national scheme to raise funds to purchase more bombers for the nation. A five sheet collection of six leaflets dropped by the RAF over Droxford, Nailsworth, Bournemouth (2) and Kirkwall (2), and a letter from the War Bond Committee as part of the Northwich 'Wings for Victory' week. In those dark days nearly every town had 'Wings for Victory' fund raising weeks during which people were asked to contribute money for a Spitfire or a Wellington or Lancaster bomber. Images
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Lot Number: 68

(Australia) Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.

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Date: 1947, Dec 1
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Australia

Description: Qantas F/F Australia-England service with Lockheed Constellation, Sydney to London, franked 1/6d, bearing special red/white/black Sydney to London label and the blue/grey 25th Anniversary label, official cover with company logo on flap, signed by Capt KG Jackson (flew Mascott-Karachi) and Capt DF McMaster (flew Karachi-London). A fine early post WWII item, see Crome pp 145/6.
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Lot Number: 111

(Brazil) Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.

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Date: 1940, Sep 19
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Vichy France, bs Villefranche-de-Rouergue 18/10, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover franked 5400R, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, also canceled French 30c postage due, fine strike violet framed "Por Aviao/via L.A.T.I." directional handstamp, sealed Italian black/white 'Verificato per censur' and tied my Italian censor mark. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean. This cover was correctly rated 5400R, so the 30c postage due is unusual. Significant bottom edge tear.
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Lot Number: 110

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.

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Date: 1940, Apr 6
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII cover double rated 10,800r, canc Rio de Janeiro cds, fine blue/white three line "Via LATI" service etiquette, sealed German black/white OKW censor tape. Carried by LATI all the way from Rio to Rome, thus avoiding the British censorship in the Caribbean.
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Lot Number: 112

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII printed company airmail cover, San Antonio to Westfalia, franked 5400R, canc San Antonio/Correo Aereo, 10/2/41 cds, attractive three lline blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

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Date: 1941, Feb 10
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII printed company airmail cover, San Antonio to Westfalia, franked 5400R, canc San Antonio/Correo Aereo, 10/2/41 cds, attractive three lline blue/white "Por Via Aerea/Por Avion/Via LATI" gull wing etiquette, sealed sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, code e Frankfurt. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).
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Lot Number: 113

(Brazil) Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).

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Date: 1941, Jul 01
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Brazil

Description: Brazil to Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII pale grey/light blue/dark blue LATI publicity envelope, 147x 86mm, central white imprint Gulls Wing and inscribed "Via LATI" and "LATI Linhas Aereas Transcontinentaes Italianas S.A.", Sao Paulo to Koln, franked 5400R, canc Correos Aereo/Sao Paulo ?/7/41cds, blue German "Ad" in circle censor mark on front indicating cover examined in Munich but not opened, also 15 in circle additional German censor mark. Correctly rated for Brazil to Europe by LATI (5000R air fee + 400R basic, see Beith p41).
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Lot Number: 102

(Bolivia) Bolivia to Portugal, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover, Cochabamba to Lisbon, bs Lisboa 8.1.41, franked verso 14B5, canc large purple framed 'Correos de Bolivia/Cochabamba' dated hs, grey/blue 'Per Via Aerea' envelope with outline of plane, typed 'Via Condor-Lati'. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe - Beith's cover was franked 14B 10c (see page 25). Carried by LAB Condor to Rio, by LATI all the way to Seville, then air shuttle to Lisbon. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by PAA.  Nice item.

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Date: 1940, Dec 28
Est. price: £35.00
Category: Bolivia

Description: Bolivia to Portugal, flown by LATI, scarce uncensored WWII registered (hs) airmail cover, Cochabamba to Lisbon, bs Lisboa 8.1.41, franked verso 14B5, canc large purple framed 'Correos de Bolivia/Cochabamba' dated hs, grey/blue 'Per Via Aerea' envelope with outline of plane, typed 'Via Condor-Lati'. Correctly rated for LATI to Europe - Beith's cover was franked 14B 10c (see page 25). Carried by LAB Condor to Rio, by LATI all the way to Seville, then air shuttle to Lisbon. No Bermuda censor and franking confirms not flown by PAA. Nice item.
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Lot Number: 158

(China) Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.

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Date: 1941, Apr 10
Est. price: £40.00
Category: China

Description: Censored WWII airmail cover, Shanghai to Penang, 12/4 arrival ds verso, franked 50c Sun yat Sen, canc Shanghai cds, dark blue/white airmail etiquette, 'Per Air Mail' and 'First Flight Cover' hand stamps, red chop lower rh corner and on flap, sealed brown tape with violet Singapor/Penang 'Passed By/Censor 230/ "A"'censor mark. Interesting.
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Lot Number: 197

(French Indian Settlements) Early WWII uncensored pre Armistice airmail from French India to France, registered (hs) airmail etiquette cover, Pondicherry to Marseilles, bs 7/6/40, franked 1936 International Exhibition Paris 50c, canc 'Inde Francais/27.4.1940/Pondicherry' cds, fine strike red framed "Delai de Garde/Expire/a Representer' hs ( Extension Time for Safekeeping has Expired), faint black boxed 'Return to Sender' hs. French rule continued until 31 October 1954. Scarce WWII airmail.

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Date: 1940, Apr 27
Est. price: £40.00
Category: French Indian Settlements

Description: Early WWII uncensored pre Armistice airmail from French India to France, registered (hs) airmail etiquette cover, Pondicherry to Marseilles, bs 7/6/40, franked 1936 International Exhibition Paris 50c, canc 'Inde Francais/27.4.1940/Pondicherry' cds, fine strike red framed "Delai de Garde/Expire/a Representer' hs ( Extension Time for Safekeeping has Expired), faint black boxed 'Return to Sender' hs. French rule continued until 31 October 1954. Scarce WWII airmail.
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Lot Number: 260

(GB Internal) Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage twopence Halfpenny cancelled Wolverhampton cds, nice strike  of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used  by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.

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Date: 1942, Dec 12
Est. price: £40.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Railway Air Service, Wolverhampton to Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, WWII censored cover franked 3d air mail and 2 1/2d inland postage twopence Halfpenny cancelled Wolverhampton cds, nice strike of the Wolverhampton emergency air mail cachet which was used by the Wolverhampton head post office when all their air mail labels had been sold out.
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Lot Number: 556

(Ephemera) WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.

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Date: Other collateral items
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Ephemera

Description: WWII airmail cards isued to troops serving in the Middle East for returning 'All The Way By Air'. Ten unused cards in the original wrapper. Cards are scarce individually, but rare in this fomat.
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Lot Number: 428

(Sierra Leone) BOAC, censored WWII airmail cover and original enclosure, Freetown to Dartmouth, Jun 30 arrival postmark on front, correctly rated 1/3d, ms 'By Air Mail', Sierra Leone violet octagonal mark with crown and censor number, remarkable fast 13 day transit for wartime. On 16/4/44 BOAC took over from RAF Transport Command for the operation of the UK-Lagos service. The enclosure, which must be read, mentions not only the 6d civilian air letter scheme, but also the new 1/3 airmail stamp for Sierra Leone. Scarce item.

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Date: 1944, Jun 22
Est. price: £75.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: BOAC, censored WWII airmail cover and original enclosure, Freetown to Dartmouth, Jun 30 arrival postmark on front, correctly rated 1/3d, ms 'By Air Mail', Sierra Leone violet octagonal mark with crown and censor number, remarkable fast 13 day transit for wartime. On 16/4/44 BOAC took over from RAF Transport Command for the operation of the UK-Lagos service. The enclosure, which must be read, mentions not only the 6d civilian air letter scheme, but also the new 1/3 airmail stamp for Sierra Leone. Scarce item.
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Lot Number: 427

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet  Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1940, Feb 10
Est. price: £45.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Freetown to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 23 Feb receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, sealed by black/white Sierra Leone censor tape, also framed violet Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, blue/pale blue airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 426

(Sierra Leone) Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Magburaka to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 20 Nov receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, violet  straight line Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, black/pale blue 'Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse' airmail etiquette.

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Date: 1939, Nov 7
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Sierra Leone

Description: Air France airmail service Freetown to Toulouse, scarce early censored WWII airmail, Magburaka to Kilmarnock, Scotland, 20 Nov receiver on front, registered (hs) cover franked 1/6d, violet straight line Sierra Leone 'Passed By Censor 2' hs, black/pale blue 'Par Avion/Dakar a Toulouse' airmail etiquette.
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Lot Number: 409

(Paraguay) Inward to Paraguay from Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail etiquette cover, Groesfeld to Asuncion, bs 30/4/41, franked 175rpf, canc Groesfeld 1/4/41 cds, ms "5g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code, also additional German censor marks, boxes with numbers on front. Correctly rated for 5g Germany to Paraguay by LATI, 150 rpf/5g air fee + 25rpf/20g surface (see Beith p39).  Flown DLH/Ala Littoria to Rome, Rome to Rio de Janero by LATI, then likely Pan Am to Asuncion, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.

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Date: 1941, Apr 1
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Paraguay

Description: Inward to Paraguay from Germany, flown by LATI, censored WWII airmail etiquette cover, Groesfeld to Asuncion, bs 30/4/41, franked 175rpf, canc Groesfeld 1/4/41 cds, ms "5g", sealed black/white German OKW censor tape, no code, also additional German censor marks, boxes with numbers on front. Correctly rated for 5g Germany to Paraguay by LATI, 150 rpf/5g air fee + 25rpf/20g surface (see Beith p39). Flown DLH/Ala Littoria to Rome, Rome to Rio de Janero by LATI, then likely Pan Am to Asuncion, thus avoiding the British censorship on the Pan Am North Atlantic service.
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Lot Number: 391

(Northern Rhodesia) Northern Rhodesia to  Australia, early censored WWII  airmail Lusaka to Queensland via Darwin 21/1 and Brisbane 23/1, registered 4d PSE with additional 1/3d canc Lusaka 6 Jan 40 cds, airmail etiquette, Lusaka registration label. Wartime airmail out of Northern Rhodesia is difficult to find.

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Date: 1940, Jan 6
Est. price: £100.00
Category: Northern Rhodesia

Description: Northern Rhodesia to Australia, early censored WWII airmail Lusaka to Queensland via Darwin 21/1 and Brisbane 23/1, registered 4d PSE with additional 1/3d canc Lusaka 6 Jan 40 cds, airmail etiquette, Lusaka registration label. Wartime airmail out of Northern Rhodesia is difficult to find.
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Lot Number: 370

(Newfoundland) Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6.
Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.

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Date: 1938, May 12
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb pre WWII trans Pacific registered (hs) airmail cover franked FDI 1937 Royal Family Coronation set of 4, St John's Newfoundand to Australia bs Coraki NSW 15/6, via Halifax NS 17/5, Levis & Campbelltown RPO 18/5, New York/Regn Div/19/5, San Francisco 20/5 and GPO Sydney/NSW 14/6. Exceptional routing - without doubt one for the exhibit.
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Lot Number: 377

(Newfoundland) Super early post WWII trans Atlantic airmail cover, Gander, Newfoundland to Oslo, no arrival ds, blue/pale blue KLM Flying Dutchman cover franked $2.23, canc 'Gander/24 Oct 47/Nfld' cds. Likely flown KLM on NY-Gander-Prestwick-Amsterdam service, or Atlantic Overseas Airlines NY-Oslo.

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Date: 1947, Oct 24
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Super early post WWII trans Atlantic airmail cover, Gander, Newfoundland to Oslo, no arrival ds, blue/pale blue KLM Flying Dutchman cover franked $2.23, canc 'Gander/24 Oct 47/Nfld' cds. Likely flown KLM on NY-Gander-Prestwick-Amsterdam service, or Atlantic Overseas Airlines NY-Oslo.
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Lot Number: 376

(Newfoundland) Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.

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Date: 1943, Jul 10
Est. price: £185.00
Category: Newfoundland

Description: Superb WWII dual censored cover, Newfoundland to Australia, airmail cover franked $1.26 canc St. John's cds and 'Newfoundland/10 Jul/1943/Air Mail' cds sealed Newfoundland DC/22 censor label (used from April 1942 to April 1945) and Australia red/white civilian OBC 3 state of VIctoria censor tape, also violet diamond Victoria censor hand stamp. At this time there was no service across the Pacific. The most likely route being down to Miami, then Pan Am south Atlantic service to West Africa, then across the Sahara to Khartoum to joint the Horseshoe service which, in 1943, went only as far as Calcutta, from where it was sent to Australia by sea.
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Lot Number: 270

(Gold Coast) Early WWII censored air cover posted in Takoradi on May 14, 1940 to Holland, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d, ms 'S.S Lucita', hand stamp verso 'Dispatched/ 14th May 1940/ Ed Lines LTM/Takoradi'  in a timestamp, sealed GB PC90 OBC 2409 censor tape. This cover reached London, where the airmail etiquette was cancelled with  two red bar Jusqu'a.  A violet framed "No Service/Return to Sender" hand stamp was also applied due to suspension of the onward airmail service to Holland on May 15, 1949 following the surrender of the Dutch to the invading Germans. A nice WWI item.

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Date: 1940, May 14
Est. price: £65.00
Category: Gold Coast

Description: Early WWII censored air cover posted in Takoradi on May 14, 1940 to Holland, airmail etiquette cover franked 1/6d, ms 'S.S Lucita', hand stamp verso 'Dispatched/ 14th May 1940/ Ed Lines LTM/Takoradi' in a timestamp, sealed GB PC90 OBC 2409 censor tape. This cover reached London, where the airmail etiquette was cancelled with two red bar Jusqu'a. A violet framed "No Service/Return to Sender" hand stamp was also applied due to suspension of the onward airmail service to Holland on May 15, 1949 following the surrender of the Dutch to the invading Germans. A nice WWI item.
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